Hyperpigmentation in Asian VS Caucasian Skin
Both Asian and Caucasian skin types are similarly prone to acne. However the risk of scarring from acne is significantly higher in Asian skin. That is why Asians usually have more hyperpigmentation from acne scarring than their Caucasian counterparts. Melanin is a natural skin pigment that protects the skin from UV damage. Dark-skinned people produce more melanin and light skin people produce less, and therefore Asian skin produces more melanin than Caucasian skin types. That is why Asians are more prone to dark spots and hyperpigmentation from sun exposure.
(The terms ‘Asian’ and ‘Caucasian’ are loosely used here and you know I’m just generalizing, don’t be so hard on me! *muack*)
Brightening Treatment Specially For Asian Skin
Isn’t it funny how most Caucasians love to sunbathe while Asians slap on sunscreen, wear makeup with SPF, wear sunglasses, hats, and carry umbrellas to shield their skin from the sun? Asian skin tends to tan more and burn less, which explains the need to pile on and protect ourselves!
To cater to the Asian woman who has a higher propensity to produce more pigmentation-related problems, Estée Lauder has included skin brightening ingredients to its newest range of skincare.
Estée Lauder New Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Collection
The Estée Lauder New Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening range includes 6 new skincare products that work together to activate the skin’s ability to self-brighten and repair.
1. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Cleanser
2. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Treatment Lotion
3. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Spot Correcting Essence
4. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Creme
5. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening UV Protector SPF50/PA++++
6. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening BB Creme SPF50/PA++++ & Brightening Balm
The three core products of this range are Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Treatment Lotion, Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Spot Correcting Essence, and Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Creme. All three feature Light Cycle QD Complex with QD Whitening and QD Anti-Inflammatory.
Here are three of my favorites :
Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Crème
In hot and humid Singapore, air-conditioning is essential to daily life. The sweltering sun outside is blissfully tempered by the blast of cool air that greets you in office, malls and even at home. However, we all know that being in an air-conditioned room for an extended period of time can dry out the skin. That’s why it’s important to keep our skin moisturized!
The Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Crème is a face cream that helps restore moisture balance in the skin and provides brightening benefits.
I like how this cream is light enough on my skin so that I don’t feel that there’s a thick layer of substance sitting on the surface, yet powerful enough to combat the potential dryness that comes with sleeping in an air-conditioned room.
Don’t forget to extend the good stuff to your neck too! =)
One thing I absolutely love about the entire Estée Lauder New Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening range is the SCENT! All of them smell…… soooo….. PRETTY! Like I’m taking a leisurely stroll amongst fairies throwing magical dust in a magical lychee kingdom.
The New Crescent White scent was specially developed to exude femininity and purity, and was inspired by beautiful white florals and hibiscus. And it OH!! contains watery accents of lychee and pear – that explains! – that gently stimulate the senses. It is refreshing, enchanting, and not too serious.
Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening UV Protector SPF50/PA++++
Choosing a sunscreen from the hundreds on a store’s shelf is always confusing, and most of us fair-skinned types would naturally choose a higher SPF. However, sunscreen with SPF50/PA++++ is sufficient to provide us with maximum protection against UVA/UVB and anything above provides minimal extra benefit.
Sunscreen with SPF in the range of 30 to 50 will offer strong sun protection, even for people most susceptible to sunburn. The Estée Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening UV Protector SPF50/PA++++ has the highest permissible SPF number in the market.
Beyond just typical functionality of providing sun protection, look at the how beautifully brightened my skin looked with just the UV Protector! MY OH MY! 😀 It feels lightweight and smooth on the skin, and is a great base for foundation too.
Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening BB Crème SPF50/PA++++ & Brightening Balm
Also formulated with SPF 50, the Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening BB Crème, though sheer, helps to minimize the appearance of dark spots and imperfections. It’s kinda like ‘My Skin But Better’, you know? That kind where you don’t look like you’re wearing any makeup, but your skin tone just looks more even and polished.
The Brightening Balm brings instant luminosity to the high points of the face where you should place it – the forehead, cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose, and on the cupid’s bow. How handy to have two in one! 😀
The BB Crème may look a little light for my tone here, but it actually blends out perfectly.
Simply present my Instagram post to the staff at the Estée Lauder ION Orchard Boutique to receive a 5-day trial sample of the Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening UV Protector SPF50/PA++++. Limited to the first 100 readers!
1. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Cleanser – S$58
2. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Treatment Lotion – S$94
3. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Spot Correcting Essence – S$168
4. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Creme – S$114
5. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening UV Protector SPF50/PA++++ – S$86
6. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening BB Creme SPF50/PA++++ & Brightening Balm – S$92
7. Crescent White Brightening Powder Makeup SPF25 Compact Case – S$22; Refill – S$72