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MDD Skin Perfect Brightening Nano Gel & Skin Perfect CC Cream Review

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What we do to our skin in our 20’s and early 30’s can positively or negatively affect the health of our skin and the rate at which it *GASP!* ages.

This period is when we should be most cautious because that’s when the aging process starts to accelerate (our skin starts aging at 18. =.=”) >>> oxygen levels decrease, moisture levels drop, fine lines surface, dull and uneven skin tone occur, and pigmentation darkens.

We all know a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet do wonders to the skin, but as we live in this world that doesn’t sleep, it’s hard to keep 8 hours of sleep and have 3 square meals daily.

What we cannot achieve naturally due to work/study stress, environmental factors and bad lifestyle habits, at the very least we have HOPE in the form of MDD Brightening Skincare Range.

I have 2 products from MDD Cosmeceutical to share with you and you can get a FREE :D MDD Age Fight Repair+ Elixir and even a FREE MDD Skin Perfect Brightening Peel!

MDD Cosmeceutical Japan

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MDD (My Daily Dose) Cosmeceutical empowers individuals with skincare that offers multiple benefits, for ultimate fuss-free skincare efficiency. MDD Cosmeceutical products are designed and formulated with 0% paraben, 0% scent and 0% fuss. Formulated by a lab in Japan, the products are created with the latest cutting-edge skincare technology to deliver key, active ingredients to the skin’s deeper layers.

MDD Skin Perfect Brightening Nano Gel

This high-performance day moisturizer contains Vitamin C and Pearl Essence to brighten skin and increase luminosity. The Seaweed Extract helps to keep skin moist and Cermamides calms the skin.

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I like that the MDD Skin Perfect Brightening Nano Gel allows me some time to spread and work it into my skin, those few seconds of lightly massaging my skin promotes blood circulation and relieves stress. The lightweight, non-sticky texture feels extremely comfortable on the skin.

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My Acne Clearing Combo: Garnier Deep Pore Unclogging Wash, Daily Energising Gel Scrub, And Aqua Defense Moisturiser For Sensitive Skin

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When people bellow in agony “Oooooh, I’ve got a breakout!!!” and I see just a microscopic pimple or two on their otherwise flawless face, I roll my eyes and scream into my pillow. @_@

If I weren’t a beauty blogger, I would never have gotten acquainted with Garnier skincare. Living with brothers using Garnier Men, I couldn’t get past the association of Garnier with skincare FOR MEN. Product placement at its best, really.

My first and previous encounter with the brand was the Garnier BB Eye Roll On Concealer purchased out of curiosity. It was not until Garnier Singapore invited me for an event organized for the launch of their new range of skincare products – the Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energy Daily Energising Gel Wash and Gel Scrub – that we got re-acquainted and oh my, what a life-turning experience it has been!

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Awwww…!! I miss my long hair! The event was actually 5 months ago, in December 2012. Ah yes, I took special effort to ensure that I really like the products I’m gonna talk about, hence the huge delay. Don’t fancy first impressions on products that much, especially skincare.

Garnier Pure Active Deep Pore Unclogging Wash

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First of all, I’m sorry but I really wouldn’t pick up a product that lacks in the packaging department unless I already know that it works wonders. I cannot put a finger as to what’s wrong with the packaging, maybe the radar image and rather clinical-looking design, but I would not find myself purchasing it because it just doesn’t catch my eye.

The fact that we are visually stimulated is undeniable and inescapable. We are instinctively attracted to beautiful things, moved by them. (Totally defending. LOL!)

So if not for the Garnier party, I would have missed out on the opportunity to find a cleanser that finally works for my skin! This range wasn’t even the subject of the party; I got it as a Christmas ‘gift exchange’ which Garnier already prepared for us. Haha!

Why The Garnier PureActive Deep Pore Unclogging Wash Works

I believe what brought great changes to my skin is the infusion of Salicylic Acid + HerbaSoothe concentrated formula in the Deep Pore Unclogging Wash, which claims to let you see ‘results from Day 1’. I’m quite happy to say that it is to a certain extent quite true.

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Greater Control For Sensitive Skin: Curel Moisure Face Milk And Curel Intensive Moisture Cream

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Growing up with a constant reminder that the wrong use of products will lead to terrifying consequences such as waking up one morning with a full face of pimples as experienced by my mum’s colleague, I’ve always been wary of what I put on my face.

Add to that the fact that certain ingredients in facial products can trigger a cycle of inflammation that is hard to stop on my skin, I feel like I’ll be engaging in a life-long struggle with skin sensitivity issues.

There are many types of skin sensitivity with different levels of severity, but I believe there are mainly two broad categories – (1) skin that is naturally sensitive to anything at all, and (2) skin that is aggravated by certain ingredients in skincare formula.

I believe my skin belongs in the second category because the first category sees skin that is REALLY, INNATELY sensitive with reactions such as pustules, skin bumps, or skin erosion, skin irritations, redness, itching or rashes and has a tendency toward blushing and skin flushing.

These are pictures of skin irritation with extremely sensitive skin.

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SO OUCH. :(

While my occasional breakout from products and bad sleeping habits suddenly seems mild compared to innately sensitively skin, I still do want to balance the level of sensitivity of my skin.

If you, like me, have sensitive skin and find that the quest for the ideal moisturizer is a tough task, remember that no matter what you MUST moisturize! Don’t give up searching because moisturizing products for sensitive skin help skin hold on to moisture so it resists drying and abrasion.

What Causes Sensitive Skin?

While factors like skin disorders, allergies, injured skin and genetics like age and gender differences contribute to skin sensitivity, it is largely due to the loss of Cermamide in the skin that causes more sensitive skin. Increasing stress and environmental allergies also make skin more prone to problems, so…

MUST MOISTURIZE!!

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