Celebrity Skincare: Godfrey Gao & Lee Sinje | Clozette
Did you know that acclaimed Taiwanese-born Canadian actor Godfrey Gao used to wash his face with a bar of soap? And that he had oily, blemished skin? And that Lee Sinje used to have dull skin? 



If you saw the two of them at the launch of the SK-II AurActivator CC Cream held earlier this month, you wouldn’t believe it. You could see the two brand ambassadors had crystal clear, radiant skin with absolutely no blemishes as they mingled with the media.
As the event proceeded, both celebrities revealed there was a lot of pressure on them to look good, with an emphasis on clear, radiant skin. According to Lee Sinje, “Being in this industry puts a lot more pressure on me to always look my best. However, for me, taking care of my skin goes beyond just looking good for others,” she explained, adding, “It’s amazing how much better you can perform when you put in effort to look and feel your best on the inside.” 



And while you would think men are exempt from this kind of pressure, Godfrey candidly broke that notion, “When you are an actor, the first thing most people notice is your face. Contrary to popular belief, proper skin and hair care is just as important for men as it is for women. A lack of grooming not only detracts from your appearance, but it also undermines your credibility as an artiste.”




So how do the two of them manage to maintain such flawless complexions with hectic schedules? According to Lee Sinje, “I use my favourite SK-II products night and day! I start with the Facial Treatment Essence, the SK-II cleanser, the Facial Treatment Mask and my favourite Cellumination Aura Essence. I’m also excited about the new SK-II AurActivator CC Cream.” Godfrey revealed, “The Facial Treatment Essence for Men is a definite favourite of mine. It is also important to wash your face with the right skincare products and follow a proper daily skincare regimen.”


And no daily skincare regimen would be complete without the new SK-II AurActivator CC Cream. The newly launched product takes a holistic approach to skin brightening. It promises to instantly deliver a radiant complexion, go deep within the skin to reduce melanin as well as protect the skin from damage caused by UV rays with SPF50. Truly, it is your one answer to achieving an aura glow.


The NEW AurActivator CC Cream first made its global debut at Shilla Duty Free in Changi Airport in early January (retailing at SGD92), and quickly exceeded expectations, selling out within 20 days. It is now back in stock and will be launching in the rest of the local counters from March 2015 onwards.


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With all the skincare products out there in the market, it sometimes can get quite overwhelming when trying to decide a new item to try or what item to look for to solve your skincare issues. 


Since our Beauty Community is filled with savvy beauty-gurus who are actively trying a variety of products and sharing their quick reviews on the items, we've put together a list of quick-reviews we recently spotted.


So if you're looking to add a new skincare item to your collection, give these a try!


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How To Maintain & Avoid Sagging Skin
by loveforskincare



"As promised, here's sharing what I use at home to maintain and avoid sagging skin especially around my jawline/chin. 1) Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Mask: immediate effect, great just before a date night or important occasion. 2) Skin Dip Serum: prescribed by Dr Eileen Tan after my first try with thermage to give a boost to my collagen formation..." 


Collagen Drink
by SmitaDeSouza



"The latest addition to my skincare routine isn't a cream or a serum, but a supplement - the Laneige Collagen Drink to be precise. One swig of it (the entire bottle) at bed time, just after my skincare routine. Despite fish collagen and elastin it's quite tasty and I don't even mix it with a juice." 




For An At-Home Facial
by Vinvola



"Since i'm not able to arrange for a facial appointment this month, I use Erabelle Skin Softening Refiner for a mini-facial at home. It acts as an exfoliating scrub and a mask, all you have to do is to to apply a layer of it on your cleansed skin and wait 5-7 minutes for the products to “melt” into a thin transparent film." 




For Clear, Radiant Skin
by beautifulbuns



"My resolution for this year is to get good, clear, healthy, and radiant skin, so these are some of the stuff I'm using at the moment. Newest to join my army is IDS clinic's LycoWhite Oral Skin Supplement, which is supposed to help increase skin fairness and work as an oral sunblock. " 




Natural Skincare Products
by musicalhouses



"These Alexiares & Ani skincare products are pretty darn awesome! The Twins Vitamin C and E serum is a well-formulated serum with a stabilized form of Vitamin C, and The Co-Conspirator Revitalizing Eye Gel has various peptides to help overall skin quality. " 




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Daydreaming about summer vacation already? We hear you. Our thoughts are already wandering to the sunny shores of Boracay Island, the most popular summer destination in the Philippines – with its fine, white sand, clear, aquamarine waters and fun-filled parties that last for days. 

For many of us, Boracay is the highlight of our summer and we spend weeks in preparing for it. But before you finish (over)packing, make sure you don’t forget these essentials to make the most of your trip.

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Waterproof Sunscreen


This should be the first thing that goes in your bag. You’re more vulnerable to sun damage at the beach than you are in the city, so you’ll need at least SPF50+ to adequately protect your skin.
Whitening Toothpaste


In such a fun-filled island, we have no doubt you’ll be flashing those pearly whites all day long. Your smile is your best accessory, so keep it dazzling! Brush your teeth with Closeup’s Deep Action Toothpaste with Micro Shine Crystals that help remove yellow stains, polishing your teeth to a beautifully white finish!


A Figure-Flattering Swimsuit


You might be pressured to start exercising for that beach bod just right after the holidays. Relax – it’s all about finding the right cut, one that makes you feel comfortable and sexy. There are a variety of styles to suit every shape like the classic one-piece suits, triangle bikinis, tankinis, maillots and many more.


Your Comfiest Flip-Flops


We love walking barefoot by the beach. But for times when we want to avoid the scorching sand, rocks and seashells, a chic pair of flip flops is a must.


A Stylish Beach Hat


Keep your head well-protected from the summer heat by covering it with a stylish beach hat, like a wide-brimmed straw hat or a lightly-woven fedora.


Scratch-Resistant Sunglasses


Likewise, keep your eyes shaded from harsh sunlight. Opt for a pair that is scratch and water resistant as you will likely be spending a lot of time around the elements.


Microfiber Towel



Constant exposure to the sun, wind and saltwater will surely take a toll on your hair. So take the gentler route in towel-drying your locks by using a microfiber towel, which has a finer surface texture that is kinder to your hair cuticles and reduces frizz.


Damage Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner



At the end of the day, make sure to use an intensive damage repairing shampoo and conditioner. Your hair will thank you for it.


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