48 Hours In Taipei For DR.WU's Latest Whitening System | Clozette

One of our major skin woes is hyperpigmentation. So we're always open to learning about products and procedures that might answer that problem. It was right on time then that we were invited by DR.WU to their Taipei hub to learn about their new science-backed product line, Glutalight™ Whitening System. Imagine a skincare line so powerful it replaces the need for skin whitening injections. This is what we'd call innovation at its best. Watch our video above to get a peek of what went down during our trip then scroll down to read about our discoveries. 


Visiting Dr. Wu's Derm Lab in Taiwan

At DR.WU's HQ in Taipei (left); Media members from Singapore with Eric Wu & Dr. Wu (right)

The power of Glutathione

Glutathione has been used by many for solving their hyperpigmentation problems, and many of us might have even tried different oral supplements and topical creams. They say you get your desired effect when you take the ingredient through an injection. But DR.WU thought of creating a daily skincare line that packs the same punch — yes, without needles. Seems too good to be true? An independent study of 24 participants, in collaboration with Providence University Cosmetics Lab, showed that the Glutalight™ Whitening System showed promising results within seven to 28 days. But of course, it’s important to consider that results vary with skin type and condition. Maybe it’s not exactly the overnight skin problem-solving miracle we’d like, but it does sound promising.

Meet this all-rounder skincare system

Dr. Wu Glutalight Whitening System

But it's not just lightening dark spots that Glutalight™ Whitening System promises. It’s unlike other whitening products that lighten skin but then leave us with uneven areas and maybe a bit of dryness and irritation to deal with afterwards. The range has major moisturising benefits as well, with active ingredients that whiten, brighten, clarify, smooth, and even out skin tone with every use. Plus, all the products can be used even during the day because the formulation is acid-free and the active ingredients do not react negatively to sunlight. Sounds like a lot, but we do love a good multi-tasker! How exactly does it do that? Heads up, there’ll be a bit of skincare science ahead.

The Glutalight™ Whitening System features a Japan-patented Glutathione, which is a more stable and more effective version compared to others. The formula also includes AA2G (another powerful whitening ingredient); soothing and pigment-fighting vitamins B3, B5, and B6; antioxidant HerbEx Silybum Extract™; and Hyalo-Oligo, a type of Hyaluronic Acid that penetrates deeply into pores to deliver moisture. Together they work to combat pigmentation while keeping the skin amply moisturised and improving overall skin clarity.

Now it may not exactly solve all our skin problems, but it will do the most it can to give us our clearest and brightest looking skin yet. Curious about the range of products that the Glutalight™ Whitening System offers? Learn more about them below.

A closer look at the Dr. Wu Glutalight Whitening System

Glutalight™ Intensive Whitening Toner

Toners are a crucial step to any skincare routine after cleansing. The proper toner balances, hydrates, and preps the skin to maximise the benefits of the products that are layered on afterwards. The toner contains the same Glutalight™ formula with the addition of Allantoin to soothe, whiten and moisturise skin.

Glutalight™ Intensive Whitening Serum

This powerful serum claims to be the complete whitener by stopping melanin on every level. The unique combination of the Glutalight™ formula enables this serum to prevent melanin while combating dark spots and uneven skin tone. The addition of Shea Nut extract packed with vitamin E hydrates and restores skin elasticity while stimulating antioxidant activity.

Glutalight™ Intensive Whitening Lotion

This whitening lotion is geared towards brightening and repairing the skin. With the RonaFlair skin softener, the skin is smoother and more moisturised, imparting a soft and dewy glow. Its lightweight, creamy texture easily absorbs into the skin without the sticky residue.

Glutalight™ Intensive Whitening Eye Serum

Plagued by dark circles? The Glutalight™ Intensive Whitening Eye Serum promises to remove darkness under the eyes and to improve overall eye appearance with the addition of Haloxyl™ and Biophytex LS9832 to brighten, tighten and firm the eye area.

Learn more about DR.WU products here.



Celebrities, influencers, your next-door neighbour, everyone's currently sporting a new 'cool girl' hairstyle. If you don't know what it is, it's basically just your typical curls but not going all the way up to the roots. This gives it a more effortless, but still well-put-together effect that truly oozes It girl vibes all day, everyday. No wonder even the Clozette Community has caught on to this trend. Just see them sport cool girl curls in all its glory. 

Floral fey

Girl with flowers and floral dress

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Just loungin'

Girl in pink dress

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This March, we're all about achieving that Insta-worthy look — with or without a filter. Getting that glow up is actually easier than you might think. The important thing to do is to get started. Find the style that works best for you, learn that beauty look you've been wanting to try, get that long-overdue haircut and see a vast improvement. But it's really not just about aesthetics; taking care of your health and making good lifestyle choices are also an essential part of the makeover. As for us, we already have our product picks to help us kickstart our journey to Insta-worthy. Keep reading to know why we're adding these items to our collection. 


Deputy Editor

Pomelo Fashion Cute Orange Outfit

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"If you know me in person, you'd know that I almost always wear black (the exemption would be when I'm in white or grey). But since hotter days are coming, I think it's time to bust out a once-in-a-blue-moon bright outfit. I'm eyeing this orange combo from Pomelo's Under the Tuscan Sun collection because it's vibrant and just screams summer."


Features Writer and Campaign Executive

Afterlight App

USD2.99 (itunes.apple.com)

"When it comes to my Instagram feed, I'm not really a fan of presents. But that doesn't mean I don't like photo editing. Sharpening my images and making sure that the colours are bright and vivid has always been my personal aesthetic. And as my typical choice for shooting photos is a smartphone, the raw image doesn't always translate details, colours, and moods as much as I want to. I already shared some of my favourite Instagram editing apps recently, but one that I'm excited to try for this month is Afterlight. It's another top-rated photo-editing app that is available on both Android and iOS (version 2). It features impeccable touch tools, a great double exposure ability, dust textures if I'm going for a vintage vibe, and more. I'm hoping this can add another layer of pizzazz to my photos, more so than my previous favourite apps."


Features Writer and Community Specialist

Chiara Ferragni Collection Shoes

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"I have upcoming trips to Hong Kong and Jeju Island, which means lots of walking and strolling. And as of now, I don't have the proper footwear for the occasion. You see, since I'm a petite lady, my shoe collection mostly consists of pumps, wedges and anything with heels. If I'm going for something with a flat sole, then I might as well pick an eye-catching one. With its cheeky design and pink colour, the Flirting Beats from Chiara Ferragni Spring/Summer collection 2019 is perfect for me! Plus, I'm confident that this pair will level up my travel OOTDs."


Community Executive


"Who says you can wear your fitness gadgets only while exercising? Fitbit’s newest Versa Lite Edition™ is truly an everyday smartwatch #FitForEverybody. As a sports enthusiast, I always want to keep my fitness tracker near me to monitor my progress. I love how Fitbit’s Versa Lite Edition™  has a sleek design and features vibrant colours that can work well with most of my outfits. What's more, the watch is lightweight and waterproof — perfect for after-work swim days! Definitely a good addition to my wardrobe!"


Features Writer and Community Executive

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"If you’re like me and suffer from dull and faded hair thanks to an obsession with colouring and bleaching, infuse My colour shampoos are going to be your new best friend. With a range that works on bright copper to icy silver, these vegan, silicone, paraben and sulfate-free products are going to keep your hair glossy and beautiful until your next salon visit."


Creative Lead

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum

SGD114/~USD84.05 (sephora.sg)

"I love Drunk Elephant, their products really work wonders. I have a few acne scars on my face that I want to get rid of, and also, I have been told that I have very dull skin due to my irregular sleeping hours and the amount of junk food I eat all the time. The Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum is known to help dissolve dead surface skin cells and replenish lipids and visibly reduce the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles. I can't wait to include this product in my skincare routine to help with my dull skin!"


Features Writer

Paul & Joe's Pearl Lipstick


"I am such a sucker for beautiful Instagrammable packaging and cats, so when beauty brand Paul & Joe's Pearl Lipstick landed on my radar, I knew I'd have to get my hands on it eventually. Recently, I've been veering away from matte lipsticks and moving towards dewier, more hydrating ones especially for the summer, and the Pearl Lipstick hits all the right points: a glossy finish, a powder blue casing fit for Marie Antoinette's dressing table and let's not forget that cat-shaped bullet. Ç'est très mignon!"


Features Writer

Lipault Paris Business Avenue Backpack Garnet Red

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"I'm the type of gal who carries all the essentials with her wherever she goes. You'll find everything one might need in my bag — from gadgets to an insulated water bottle. But my shoulder bags usually don't have the space for all of that, and on the off chance that they do, they become really heavy and affect my posture negatively. That's why I've been eyeing Lipault Paris’s new Business Avenue Backpack in garnet red. The medium-sized version has tons of pockets and space where I can easily store my stuff and get it when I need it. Its leather finish speaks sophistication, yet its vivid colour can still add a pop to my OOTDs and make them look more Insta-worthy."