A Dancer’s Feet: Scholl Pedi Foot File Review

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I used to dance up to 6 times a week, but now, once in…… a very long while? So do I still call myself a dancer or an EX-dancer?

Or, once a dancer always a dancer? :)

I don’t do ballet nor dance en pointe, but during those few years that I was dancing actively, in tight Latin heels for long hours, calluses, corns, blisters grew like mushrooms. I also grew a bunion due to the stress put on my big toe. A bunion is formed when your big toe pushes against your next toe, forcing the joint of your big toe to get bigger and stick out. Walking hurt.

That’s why they say dancers have the ugliest feet in the world. Lol. But we wear those calluses, corns, blisters and bunions like a badge of honor and experience. We lament about the wreckage on our feet, but we willingly do it day after day, week after week. Dancers need to develop some thicker skin over vulnerable areas for protection but calluses sometimes become so thick and hard they cause pain.

I know of people whose calluses are so severe they CRACK and BLEED. And they’re not dancers. @_@ To avoid that, my mum wears bedroom slippers around the house and my mother-in-law uses a metal scrapper to scrape off the thickened skin at the bottom of her feet.

Instead of those, I shall get them the Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi Electronic Foot File.



Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi Electronic Foot File is an electronic foot file that gently buffs away hard skin on the feet effortlessly and instantly.

That hard skin is calluses, a thickening of the skin on the bottom of the foot. Many people don’t like foot calluses because they look unsightly in sandals, but they actually keep feet from sticking to the floor and protect against blisters. However, too much of it can hurt too. If calluses become overgrown or cracked, they can be uncomfortable and are susceptible to infection.

So it’s all about striking a balance. If your lifestyle requires that you have calluses to make the activity easier, keep them but trim if they are overly thick and causing pain.

For most people who do not engage in such activities as twirling and having constant abnormal pressure over an area, let’s aim to keep hardened skin at bay!

How To Use Scholl Express Pedi Foot File


Easy peasy, yea? 😀 Simply remove the plastic ring and orange protective film (batteries included), twist the cap back and switch it on. Now beautiful salon-finished feet can be achieved in the comfort of your own home.

What’s super cool is that the Replacement Roller Head can be removed for rinsing or replaced when it wears out. Actually if you want to save money, just buy one device for the whole family to share, and everyone can buy their own replacement heads for hygiene purposes. Hoho. Savings, YAY! ^_^*


For Sensitive Skin: Makeup Removers Tried & Tested


Makeup removal is an essential step in our end-of-day beauty routine. We all know the effects of improper makeup removal – dirt and impurities accumulated on our skin can cause clogged pores, inflammation and irritation. Add to that sensitive skin and you’ll have a whole new level of skin problems.

Makeup removers work by dissolving makeup with oil, water, gel or cream-based solutions. On my sensitive and acne-prone skin, oil removers don’t work that well, but those specifically for the eyes and lips are safe.

Here are my thoughts on some makeup removers I have tried/am trying:

Water-Based Makeup Remover


Bioderma Sensibio H20 – I think anyone who wears makeup must have gone through at least one big bottle of this. Be wary of fake ones though! I once saw a ‘good deal’ on Qoo10 and it turned out too good to be true. The liquid smelt like kerosene and felt soapy. It would have been detrimental if I’d used it. There are other ranges under Bioderma – the blue one is for dry & dehydrated skin, green for combination & oily skin, but I only use the red as it’s supposedly the most gentle for sensitive skin. It stings my eyes though.

Plante System Cleansing Micellar Water – I bought this at a Guardian at Changi Airport as I forgot to pack a makeup remover. Oh my goodness, how it burnt my skin! >.<” I stopped using it after one use.

TDF Therapeutic Makeup Remover – I bought this only because it was on sale. Retail price $32 and I bought it for $15. Score! I think it’s a decent makeup remover, but only good enough for light makeup. It takes a lot of product and cotton pads to really get my skin near clean.

Chanel Eau Douceur Cleansing Water – Love the classic packaging, love the pump, love the luxurious scent, love the quality, don’t love the price. Lol. Can’t believe I paid over $50 for water. But I’d say the quality is well worth the money. It is really gentle on my sensitive skin and leaves behind this beautiful slightly waxy on the skin, giving it a natural-looking glow. In terms of efficacy, it’s not exceptionally better than the others.

Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Water – (not pictured) What intrigued me initially – the dispenser which works like those nail polish remover pump dispenser where you push down the top – is what turned out to be rather annoying. Even with a bigger piece of cotton pad, it squirts off in random directions every time. It’s not ideal for targeted removal too coz you can’t get the right amount of product on a cotton bud. It leaves behind a sticky residue which I prefer to rinse off. Dispenser and residue woes aside, I love the refreshing scent.

Eucerin Dermo Purifyer Makeup & Acne Remover – (not pictured) This is the latest water-based makeup remover in my collection. Saw it off a YouTube ad and thought it sounded pretty interesting! The ‘reduces acne’ claim was the one that made me go out and get it. It is alcohol and fragrance-free, does not sting my skin, and removes makeup and impurities very well. One large cotton pad is enough, compared to 2-3 pads with the other water-based removers.

Wash-Off Makeup Remover


Dr Nu:ell Enzyme O2 Bubble Cleanser – Pictured here is my 7th repurchased bottle. 😆 I was quite crazy about it for a while. Here’s my review: Dr Nu:ell Enzyme O2 Bubble Cleanser. It dispenses a thick gel which you apply on dry skin. 20 seconds later it will foam up and you ‘move’ the dirt away before splashing all the dirt off with water. My skin always feels smooth and clean after that. If only the packaging could be improved! There’s always so much product wasted inside the bottle and if I dig it out and transfer it to another container, the product doesn’t function quite as well anymore.

TDF Wash-Off Cleansing Lotion – I bought this together with the cleansing water. Luckily I bought the small bottle coz this doesn’t work for me at all. It always leaves my skin super dry, and when I move my facial muscles it feels like cracks on a cement wall.


Here’s How My Skincare Routine Has Changed After 2 Years


Instead of beautifully packaged bottles of serums, moisturizers, anti-aging creams and the sort, my skincare drawer is filled with clinical-looking tubes labelled with medical terms to tackle my crazy skin (more pictures below). I have acne and sensitive skin, which was exacerbated by the terrible facial I experienced more than 2 years ago.

You can read my previous skincare post here: My Skincare Regime (March, 2014)

My skincare routine seems to be of interest to many, so here’s an updated post on the products I use on a daily basis, their functions, those that I use when an outbreak happens, and more. Please remember that I am not qualified in any way to give accurate medical and technical explanations. 😛 . All these are based on my personal experience, from a consumer point of view. Most drugs mentioned in this post are controlled and can only be prescribed by doctors.

I have so far seen two dermatologists, both of whom have helped a lot with my skin issues. They are Dr Joyce from JOYCE LIM CLINIC, and Dr Gerard from CLIFFORD CLINIC. Oh, actually I saw another skin doctor at National Skin Centre, which was a real waste of time and MONEY. I wrote about it on my Dayre: Doctors who don’t give a shit (Sad to know that many people have had bad experiences with lousy doctors too)


Skincare Essentials

Currently, these are the products I use on a daily basis, in the following sequence:


[1] Aknicare Cleanser

It states that it is a ‘solution for removal of excessive sebum from acneic and seborrhoeic skin’. It is a liquid cleanser specially formulated for acne. When my skin goes into unpredictable periods of super dry and scaly skin, I use less of this and switch to Joyce Lim Foam Cleanser (forgot to include it in the picture) which I feel is milder. When my skin recovers from the dryness, I use this Aknicare Cleanser. It cleans well and I think has helped to balance out excessive sebum.

This bottle is my third repurchase from Clifford Clinic. Mr Mode secretly used it and I wondered how I managed to use it up so quickly. Lol. So I bought a bottle for him, and wrote his name on it. *territorial*

[2] T2 Clindamycin Lotion

This is for the ‘topical treatment of acne vulgaris’. I dab it on affected areas and the tingly feeling can sometimes sting/hurt my super-sensitive skin, especially when it’s very, very dry. But I think I’m used to/addicted to that kind of pain. #sadlaugh

I was prescribed this by the NSC doctor, which Dr Gerard later confirmed as good. I guess that’s the only good thing that came out of NSC.


For Something So Lightweight, Curel BB Cream Amazes With Perfect Coverage


A month ago, Curel sent me their newest BB Cream and it has never left my makeup bag ever since.

As a person with sensitive skin, I am always apprehensive when it comes to trying new skincare and foundations since these are the ones applied closest to the epidermis. Lightweight makeup products usually don’t provide much coverage and those with better coverage usually don’t allow my skin to breathe, thereby clogging up my pores.

It was always a struggle having to decide whether to let my skin breathe or cover up my blemishes. Obviously the need to allow my skin to breathe was of higher priority, but as a working professional I personally don’t feel quite right meeting people looking like I just got out of bed and didn’t make the effort to look presentable. So I covered up, but my skin didn’t fancy a lot of them and started retaliating.

Bad skin = Need to cover up = Clogged pores = Bad skin

It was a vicious cycle! :(


I’m a great fan of Curel products. Mr Mode and I both love Curel Body Wash so much we have repurchased it 4 times ourselves. I foresee this being a staple in our bathroom for a long time.

Naturally I was very happy to try the latest Curel BB Cream. Love the sweet pastel pink tube!

From the very first time I tried it on until now, I have been impressed in more ways than one: at how well it applies – it is creamy, very easy to blend with both fingers and a brush; how pigmented it is – it makes me forget to apply concealer sometimes because it covers up blemishes even some foundations cannot; how lightweight it feels on my skin; how long it lasts for something so lightweight.



Before & After

Here’s a comparison of my blemished care skin and one with a sheer layer of Curel BB Cream applied:


Curel BB Cream makes my skin look more even-toned, brightens up my complexion, and conceals blemishes. Of course, on days when I need more coverage for the undereyes and more serious acne marks, I apply concealer. But on its own, I’m already very impressed by just how much of my blemishes can be concealed.


Beauty Lifesaver: Uriage Thermal Water



There are many things that are truly a gift from nature – air, sun, earth… and spring thermal water!

Thermal spring water is a type of mineral water that is located deep underground which contains healing properties and is exempt from bacteria and pollution. Naturally pure and rich in mineral salts, iodine and CO2, thermal water is recognized for its therapeutic properties, particularly those that concern the skin.

It was first used by doctors to treat severe skin conditions, but innovative skincare companies like Uriage have combined Uriage Thermal Water with numerous highly innovative active ingredients from biotechnological research so that people of all skin types can benefit from thermal water.

Thermal spring water is more than just water in a can – it packs a great deal of skin benefits like reducing inflammatory symptoms after dermatological surgery, laser surgery or chemical peelings; setting makeup, relief of itch, and more.

Here Are 8 Of My Favorite Uses Of Thermal Water:

[1] Itch Relief

Eczema flare ups can be controlled with steroid creams but sometimes the itch is unbearable with red patches. Constant scratching can cause infections and scars. I have friends who are eczema sufferers and the wounds on their skin is heartbreaking. =(

Uriage Thermal Water is great for people with atypical skin types like eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, due to the anti-inflammatory and soothing properties of thermal water. I personally have experienced a decrease in itchiness on my sensitive, easily irritated skin.

[2] Facial Redness

My skin never really recovered from the effects of the facial incident. :( Apart from itchiness, I have sensitive skin that gets red and raw. Sometimes it is due to the effects of acne control creams, sometimes for reasons I cannot comprehend. The Uriage Thermal Water has so far proven its ability to calm the redness and rebalance my skin each time it threatens to act up.

[3] Treatment of Burns and Wounds

Because it is loaded with regenerating minerals and antioxidants, it protects our skin against free radicals and helps prevent fine lines and the signs of aging. This product is indispensable especially since our skin is exposed to all that radiation all year round in Singapore. Super refreshing on hot days! It can also treat sunburn and superficial wounds.

[4] Post-dermo-aesthetic Procedures

As mentioned earlier, Uriage Thermal Spring Water can help treat certain inflammatory skin conditions when used as a therapeutic complement after dermatological surgery, laser surgery or chemical peelings.

Allow me to interrupt for a bit: 😛


I think my skin loves the IDEA of traveling. In the days leading to the travel date, my skin will look super good. It will feel supple and soft, and although not blemish-free, is not breaking out with uncontrollable acne. Throughout the trip, it will behave well. On the eve of the flight back to Singapore, my skin will start to retaliate. Once we get back to Singapore, it will show its resentment with random pimples and dry skin. This phenomenon is not exclusive to this Phuket holiday, it happens every time I travel! My skin is like a rebellious teenage girl with serious hormonal imbalance. It loves the IDEA of traveling but rebels when it actually hits foreign air. Grrrrr!


Lactacyd: Gentlest Cleansing For Your Most Intimate Area


With me, no topic related to beauty and skin health can be off-limits. Anything that concerns skin well-being, feeling well, and being confident about our skin is worth discussing and sharing.

While a woman averages between five to ten beauty products in the shower, surveys have shown that many women do not clean their vaginal area daily. In Singapore, only 4% of women use a feminine wash. I contributed to the 96%. 😛



Before Lactacyd, the only feminine products I spent on were sanitary pads. Like myself, most women do not spend much on other feminine products, and would only seek help when an infection occurs.

If you haven’t been washing daily, please start now. If you have, what are you using on that intimate area of yours?

Soap and water? That may not be enough!

Some parts of our body are more delicate than others – like the skin around the vaginal area. Lactacyd feminine hygiene washes are formulated specifically for this easily irritated area of the body as it is made to cleanse without causing irritation the way some harsher cleansers can.

Lactacyd feminine washes are pH balanced and formulated to work with our body’s natural chemistry to cleanse and refresh.

Something Fishy

If you have and choose to keep a bushy nether region because of whatever personal reasons, do note that lots of bushy pubic hair can increase sweating, by causing heat and friction. The hair wicks the sweat out to the surface. Sweat alone, vagina smells aside, can already contribute to odor. Sweat when combined with discharge can escalate the natural musk to a whole new level of STANK.

I guess that is why hair removal is increasingly popular these days. Less hair, less problems. Also, having less of a hairy obstruction means higher visibility for signs of abnormality.

Every woman smells different, it’s a natural part of being a woman. During menstruation and pregnancy, pH levels go through major changes too and affect the vaginal odor. After an intense workout, that area may have a stronger, musky smell from the surrounding sweat glands.

However, smelling different and smelling unpleasant are very different things. Nobody wants to smell… erm, fishy?


You can improve your well-being by using Lactacyd feminine washes to maintain the natural pH balance of the vagina, minimize odor and prevent infection.

(However if the odor turns foul, discharge looks unusually yellow/green, it starts to itch or you just don’t smell right, trust your instinct and see your doctor. These may be signs of a vaginal infection.)

Choosing The Right Feminine Care Product

Just so you know, the vaginal pH level is around 4.5. Baby girls have pH 7, it increases to 4.5 during puberty, is unstable during menstruation and pregnancy, and approaches pH 7 during menopause. Source:

Strong soaps or body washes can dry out the mucous membrane of the vulva and cause irritation. These harsh products typically are more alkaline and can affect the natural pH of the vagina and disrupt the healthy balance.

All Lactacyd feminine washes are made from natural and mild ingredients for intimate health without any risk of irritation.


For Beauty & Health: New Moon Collagen Powder + Bircher Muesli


I’m a huge fan of Bircher Muesli. Every time I stay in a hotel with breakfast, I’ll look forward to having that. You can serve me the fanciest of international breakfast, but I’d like to have my Bircher Muesli first, thank you. Simple things make me happy. I also make it at home because it is super simple to make! =)

Fun fact: Bircher Muesli was developed around 1900 by Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Brenner as part of a healing therapy for his patients. It has remained a popular meal or snack till this day because it is easy to make and is nutrient-packed. You can add anything you desire but popular ingredients include rolled oats, milk, lemon juice, honey, grated apples, cinnamon, dried nuts, dried fruits, toasted coconut, yogurt. This delicious mixture of muesli is packed with flavor and essential nutrients and super healthy!


How To Make Bircher Muesli

For my own Bircher Muesli, I added:

  • Traditional rolled oats (the oatmeal grains concoction is soaked overnight with juice or milk to give that mushy texture. Instant oats just lack that somethin’-somethin’)
  • Chia seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Honey (you can use condensed milk, maple syrup)
  • Unsweetened soy milk (or almond milk)
  • Banana
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Powder << secret ingredient!  :D


Simply throw all your favorite fruits/nuts into a mixing bowl with the oats and milk. Mix well and refrigerate overnight. In the morning you’ll have delicious overnight oats (alternative name for Bircher Muesli) ready for breakfast!


Secret Ingredient

The Bircher Muesli can be kept up to 5 days (but usually I make just enough for 2 days), so after apportioning my breakfast I’ll put the rest back into the fridge.

After that, I’ll add my SECRET INGREDIENT. Heeheehee.



Why I Never Liked Applying Sunscreen Before Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel

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Hello, I’m a beauty blogger, and I have plenty of bad beauty habits. HAHAHA.

I never used to apply sunscreen AT ALL, but having started blogging and being exposed to the detrimental effects of not protecting my skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, I always make sure that my beauty products contain some UV blocking functions. Sunscreen has become a necessity.

However, I still have a lot more bad habits to kick, and here they are. Share with me some of your bad beauty habits too! Heehee!

Bad Habit #1

Because everyone says applying sunscreen is important, and the face gets the hit the most with pigmentation and wrinkles, I apply sunscreen only on the face. That’s a very bad habit because the sun doesn’t choose to shine only on my face! But I always forget. =P

Bad Habit #2

If I’m going to the beach or planning to hang out all day in the sun, I put sunscreen on my body. I am aware that I should be slathering it at frequent intervals, but I don’t like the feeling of having sunscreen on my body because of the oily and sticky and chalky feel! I put my sunscreen on at the beginning of the day… and (purposely) forget about it after that.

Bad Habit #3

When I do remember to apply sunscreen on my body, I apply too little. Wearing sunscreen means spending the day smelling weird and feeling gross! I hope to smell less like an oil spill by applying less, which defeats the whole objective of having constant sun protection.



Prior to this photoshoot, I had already tried the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel for a week. Lemme tell ya, I am such a BIG FAN of its light and watery texture! 😀

One of the biggest reasons I never liked to apply sunscreen on my body was because those I had tried before always left an uncomfortably chalky finish on my body. When I scratched my skin, the sunscreen would go into my nails and make them chalky too. Eeeeeeee!!!!

Due to its watery texture, the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel applies well and gets absorbed very quickly into my skin. No need to massage round and round in circles to make my skin look less ghostly either.

The higher the SPF value, the thicker in texture a sunscreen usually is. However the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel with SPF50+ PA++++ retains its lightweight feel while providing maximum sun protection. It uses the same Aqua Rich technology found in the popular Biore Aqua Rich Watery Essence which is loved by many for its cool and refreshing feel.


With this sunscreen being so light and refreshing, I no longer hesitate to reapply! Reapplication of sunscreen is just as important as putting it on in the first place, so reapply the same amount every two hours. Also, remember that sunscreens should be applied 30 minutes before sun exposure to allow the ingredients to fully bind to the skin.

♡  Watery texture

♡  Lightweight

♡  Non-greasy / chalky / sticky (I have an experiment at the end of this post!) 

YAY! I think Bad Habit #2 can be easily eradicated!




My Acne Treatment Journey With The Clifford Clinic – Part 1


I have skin issues.

You probably scoffed at that sentence.

You wouldn’t think I do from the picture above, would you? A combination of a good angle, lighting, a good camera, and of course, makeup went into the production of the photo. Not theatre-thick makeup, but thick enough to cover up certain blemishes I am uncomfortable to go about my daily life unconcealed.

No Photoshop magic was cast on the picture; I uploaded it ‘as is’, with the exception of text inputs.

If I could choose, I’d rather not pile it on. I’d like to one of the countless irritating (because I’m jealous) people in the world who can leave the house without makeup, or get ready in 5 minutes because their skin is flawless or at least less flawed than mine. In short, the lucky people who are blessed with good skin, or manageable skin, at least.

We all react to different insults differently. I feel absolutely fine when people call me a shortie, tell me I suck at Math, or laugh at my flabby arms. What hits my raw nerve is questions or comments of any kind related to my blemished skin and acne condition.

The stupidest question I’ve ever been asked was “Why do you have so many pimples?”. It’s like asking why a dog barks, why the sky is blue, why a woman has ovaries. -.-“ I shared on my Dayre some insensitive comments about my acne a guy at work said to me which made me really sad, and I’m thankful I had the support of you all.

And then I had another person ask “Why are you so anal about your pimples?” Well, how about ‘because I’ve struggled with them the WHOLE of my adult life and I HATE them’??

These questions might seem harmless to a person who does not experience the kind of mental and emotional pain associated with adult acne, but to the sufferer, every acne-related question takes the form of a dagger being pierced through the ribcage and extracting an internal organ.

I never wished for acne. :'( 

I know there are ways to deflect insults, like ignoring or using insults to build a kind of immunity against criticism, blah blah whatever. I could if I wanted to, but how about dealing with the REAL issue first?

Instead of wishing people would stop mentioning my acne, and before giving up hope and trying to attain nirvana, I want to tackle the problem.

I want to get rid of my acne!

My Skin Diary

I have always had acne-prone skin, but nothing too serious. It became worse after the life-changing facial. The severity of my acne fluctuates, I’ve never had flawless skin, not even near flawless. There will always be countless pimples, bumps, and old scars.

Then Clifford Clinic came along and you will see from my journey how my acne is now under better control! ^_^


In this post I share my story on my many skin problems – new acne, old acne scars, clogged pores, dull skin, uneven skin tone, and how Clifford Clinic has helped alleviate these.

I will write this post like a diary, a daily journal documenting what I truly felt on that day. I made sure to write little notes in my phone for every day I took a picture, which was almost every day. Here are some I selected to tell my story.

Day 6  /  25 Jan


Argh! Look at those ugly spots and bumps! :( I’ve also been having neck acne for a few months now and they itch! How weird, coz I’ve never had neck acne in my life.

Had my first session of Q Switch at Clifford Clinic 6 days ago. Q-switching is a technique by which a laser can be made to produce a pulsed output beam.

According to Dr Gerard, Q Switch is a laser treatment using laser light to kill bacteria and destroys sebaceous glands. The superficial carbon peeling controls acne inflammation, reduces sebum production, unplugs pores and minimizes pore size. It can also improve some acne scars, uneven pigmentation, reduce red spots after inflammatory acne and poor skin texture.

Sounds promising!



I hate how all these bumps show up even under makeup. Foundation and color correctors do just that – correct colors – but bumps are 3D and are impossible to conceal.

Day 10  /  29 Jan

Had my second Q-switch session yesterday and I must comment that the angry red bumps have lessened. Still very spotty, but they’re not so dimensional now.



According to my doctor, this drying up and peeling of the skin is a good sign of skin renewal.


There are much less pimples on the right now, blemishes like brown spots and freckles are what we have to tackle.


Day 12  /  31 Jan

Oooooh, look! Many more areas are drying up as a result of oral medication and acne-appropriate skincare from Clifford Clinic.


No one except myself knows that underneath the layer of foundation, my skin actually feels like dried cement. LOL. However, apart from the texture, the skin looks much smoother under makeup now. While we’re on the topic of foundation, because excess sebum secretion is under better control, I can actually wear foundation that does not have that much oil control. Chanel Perfection Lumiere which I previously didn’t like because it made me look like an oil sleek is now one of my favorite foundations.


Check out my before and after makeup pictures.


All pictures taken for this post were posted ‘as is’, zero editing except for adding of dates and watermark. Of course, good lighting and a good camera help.


Makeup is awesome, but it can only do so much. Beauty starts with beautiful skin and I’m on my way to achieving that! :)


Estée Lauder New Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Collection Review

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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! =)