Review: Will Estetica's Luminous Eye Treatment Give You Bright Undereyes? | Clozette


Now that we're approaching the second half of the year, it's time for some personal check-ins. Some of the questions to ask is if we're taking some time to take better care of ourselves or if we've committed to our new year goals. Whether you can affirm these or not, we're here to remind you that a little me-time wouldn't hurt anybody. 


If that convinced you to reconsider a mini mid-year break, our top recommendation is to start with some eye-care. Being the true 'windows to your soul', they show telltale signs of fatigue and stress no matter how much concealer you pack on to hide them. They're also one of the most underrated focal points when 'pampering' comes to mind, as we're often geared towards investing more on facial skincare or body rejuvenation. 


So when we were asked to try Estetica's Luminous Eye Treatment for an opportunity to give our eyes some much-needed loving, we sent our hardworking Creative Manager Laura to give it a try.


Estetica Luminous Eye Treatment Review - Before shot

Circles, bags, crows feet — Laura wants to bid them goodbye


Dealing with a lot of projects here and there is no easy task and Laura even confessed that hustling definitely caused her dark circles and bags to be "really bad." Discover if the non-invasive treatment helped her deal with them below. 


Expectations and first impressions


Laura shared that her experience with non-invasive treatments in the past made her a bit sceptical. She explained that she's tried botox and fillers previously to give herself sharper and more defined features, but while they were painless (given the numbing creams applied prior to injecting), she didn't see much of a difference and just didn't bother doing them anymore.


Estetica Luminous Eye Treatment Review - PR info

Estetica Luminous Eye Treatment claims to address and deliver on the following issues



With this, she really looked forward to trying the Estetica Luminous Eye Treatment to see if it will change her perspective about getting non-invasive procedures. Its Magic Eye Lift technology is said to use radio frequency, high-frequency vibration, and infrared light therapy to give the eyes 45 minutes of pampering and a much brighter appearance post-procedure. It also claims to help with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles even in as quick as one session.


Estetica Luminous Eye Treatment Review - Plaza Singapura branch

Estetica Beauty Studio, Plaza Singapura branch


The ambience of the Estetica Beauty Studio in Plaza Singapura really invites you in with its refreshing, clean, and rejuvenating vibe, according to Laura. The staff were really accommodating and gave her a very comprehensive idea of what the treatment would be about and how it will help address her eye issues. She found this to be a major plus, considering that the eye area is very sensitive and should always be treated with the utmost care. Knowing what and how it will be taken care of in this procedure really helped ease her into it. After being briefed, she was off to the actual treatment. 


Simple yet eye-mazing


After having her makeup removed and her face cleansed, Laura shared that it was as easy as one, two, three from there. First, the beautician applied hydrating essence around her eyes and did a special 10-minute massage. This is said to help boost blood circulation in the area and to put the client in a state of calm prior to the actual procedure.


Laura mentioned that even with her sensitive eczema-prone skin, the essence felt gentle and non-irritating, which she appreciated. The beautician was also light-handed so there was definitely no unnecessary pressure during the massage. She also recalled that this might be her favourite part of the entire session. 


Estetica Luminous Eye Treatment Review - Procedure and Magic Eye Lift Machine

Left: 10-minute massage to increase blood circulation around the eye area; Right: The Magic Eye Lift wand moves in circular motions to aid collagen production and facilitate cell rejuvenation



Next, the beautician whipped up the Magic Eye Lift Machine. Laura said that the wand felt cool at first when it touched her skin, then eventually turned warm. Even so, both temperatures didn't feel offputting or too harsh at any point of the procedure. The machine is said to help increase collagen production and further enhance blood circulation around the area to mediate self-healing and restoration.


Estetica Luminous Eye Treatment Review - Hydrating Eye Mask

A hydrating eye mask concludes the eye-pampering session


After a couple of minutes, an eye mask was then applied to hydrate the area. Laura confessed that because of how relaxing the entire procedure was, she actually took a nap in the midst of it and woke up feeling refreshed.


Results and final thoughts



Laura was quite surprised that her under-eyes definitely looked slightly lighter and more well-rested right after the procedure. The beautician advised that the treatment should be done once a week for eight sessions to really maximise the results. 


For at-home maintenance, Laura was given the Est. Lab Optimalife A+ eye cream and eye essence. She shared that after using it for quite some time now, the products did help in keeping her eye area brighter and more moisturised.



One thing to note about it though is that each session at SGD150 can be quite steep. Still, if you're looking for a nice investment to treat yourself with after exposing your peepers to blue light (from smartphones and laptop screens), pollution, sleepless nights, and just general fatigue on the daily, this might just be thing for you. 

Find out more about Estetica's Luminous Eye Treatment here


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Moist Diane, the most popular Japanese silicone-free haircare brand, adds hair masks to its product roster. And they're not our typical masks that deep conditions hair. The new addition to the range claims to undo a year's worth of hair damage in 30 seconds. Yes, you read that right! How is that possible, you ask?


Moist Diane Perfect Beauty Hair Masks Singapore Launch

At the Moist Diane Perfect Beauty Hair Masks Singapore launch


During the launch in Singapore last 3 July, we learned that these new hair masks contain three times more ECOCERT-certified organic argan oil and seven times more signature "Beauty Keratin" than the shampoo and other treatment products by Moist Diane, making it very effective in reversing hair damage. The combination of argan oil and keratin has proven to restore our hair's strength and elasticity.


Moist Diane Perfect Beauty Hair Masks


But that's not all, Moist Diane Perfect Beauty Hair Masks uses a "nano-capsules" technology that allows argan oil and keratin to penetrate deeper into the hair structure and work from within. If you frequently blow-dry, you probably heard that doing so will aggravate hair damage. But by using the Moist Diane Perfect Beauty Hair Masks, the opposite will be true. Once detected by heat, the "Nano Repair El" feature will be activated and instantly boost hair resilience as it binds and rebuilds weakened areas.


Catering to different hair types, Moist Diane Perfect Beauty Hair Masks comes in three variants: Extra Damage Repair, Extra Smooth & Straight and Extra Moist & Shine. There are two recommended ways to use these masks. The first is to apply once or twice a week after regular shampooing. Another is to use them daily as a replacement for your treatment/conditioner. In both methods, make sure to lightly squeeze out excess water and avoid the scalp area.  


Moist Diane Perfect Beauty Hair Masks


If you want to try out these hair masks, you can visit the Moist Diane pop up booth at Plaza Singapura Level 1 Atrium from 22 to 28 July 2019 from 10:30 am to 10 pm.


Moist Diane Perfect Beauty Hair Masks are priced at SGD18.90/~USD13.88 (150g) each and can be purchased at Watsons stores, Fairprice, Tokyu Hands, BHG, Welcia-BHG and Don Don Donki in Singapore. In Malaysia and the Philippines, Moist Diane products are available at selected Watsons stores.


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Entering the second half of the year feels a lot more exciting knowing that new beauty arrivals are headed our way. Not only does a little retail therapy help perk up our mood for the rest of the month, but it also motivates us to invest more in self-care. So to help you decide what to pick up from the shelves on your next spree, we've lined up the freshest beauty picks landing in the region this month for you to keep your eyes peeled for. 


Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Nobara Collection



SGD25 to 38/~USD18.35 to 27.90


Shu Uemura's new lippies invite you to channel your inner wild rose and embrace your freedom with their Rouge Unlimited Nobara Collection. Taking inspiration from nobara or a Japanese wild rose, their new collection features cool to warm alluring brick shades for your lips, cheeks, and eyes. Play around with soft purples, earthy reds and mid-tone pinks that give that 'My Lips But Better' vibe with a hint of boldness and sultriness. 


YSL Beauté Vernis À Lèvres Water Stain

July 2019 Beauty Launches - YSL Beaute Water Stain

SGD52/~USD38 (yslbeauty.com)


Give your lips a nice glossy finish minus the stickiness with YSL Beauté's latest lip colour. Get a high-shine look that's long-lasting, comfortable and with intense colour payoff with its 18 new shades of nudes, oranges, pinks and reds that has hues to match all skin tones. 

Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer

July 2019 Beauty Launches - Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer

SGD55/~USD42


A woman can never have enough lipsticks. Why choose between the shine of a lacquer, the pigment and wear of a tint and the comfort of a bullet lipstick when you can have them all? That's what Giorgio Armani's Ecstasy Lacquer is all about. Expanding its 13 shades with three more captivating colours, this lipstick invites you to go bold and vivid with up to five layers of buildability sans any breaking, crusting, or feeling heavy on the lips. 


Origins Clear Improvement Oil-free Moisturiser with Bamboo Charcoal


July 2019 Beauty Launches - Origins Clear Improvement Pore Clearing Moisturizer with Bamboo Charcoal

SGD58/~USD43


Known for their pore-purifying products and refreshing masks, Origins has released a new product that might just be your next obsession. Expanding their Clear Improvement range with their latest Oil-Free Moisturiser with Bamboo Charcoal, Origins specially created this for those with blemish-prone skin looking for a reliable product that's gentle yet effective. It's also formulated with one per cent Salicylic Acid as well as other advanced hydrators to ensure all-around care for your face.



Estée Lauder x Duro Olowu Collection


July 2019 Beauty Launches - Estee Lauder x Duro Olowu Collection

SGD40 to 78/~USD29.37 to 57.25


Whether collecting limited-edition picks are your thing or you're simply on the lookout for new buys worth your wallet greens, this new Estée Lauder collection with definitely suit your fancy. In collaboration with Nigerian-born British fashion designer Duro Olowu, the beauty brand launches a range of products — from lipsticks to eyeliners to sculpting palettes — that spell freedom, individuality, and empowering confidence. Catch this on Sephora starting 22 July 2019 and on Estée Lauder counters and LAZADA starting 5 August 2019 for a limited time only.


Eve Lom Moisture Cream

July 2019 Beauty Launches - Eve Lom Moisture Cream

SGD240/~USD176.19


Looking to treat your skin with something lovely and luxe? Eve Lom's new Moisture Cream may just be the thing for you. Soft and creamy to the touch, this lightweight product uses next-generation hyaluronic acid called PrmalHyal Ultrafiller to ensure your skin is hydrated and plump; it also helps your skin give off a healthy and dewy glow with consistent use. This pick also boasts anti-pollution properties that will help protect your skin against the damaging effects of harsh daily commute. Worth the investment, don't you think?



Innisfree BT21 Limited Edition Collection


July 2019 Beauty Launches - Innisfree BT21 Collection

SGD29 to 34/~USD21.30 to 24.96 per set


Love LINE FRIENDS' most adorable characters? Then watch their new IP (intellectual property) characters BT21 come to life in Innisfree's best-selling products. Gracing the volcanic cluster line and cleanser set's packaging along with adorable promotional gifts are Koya, RJ, Shooky, Mang, Chimmy, Tata, and Cooky. Your purchases are also subject to a lot of promos and gift sets like receiving a BT21 magnet set or limited edition beach towel so make sure you drop by your nearest Innisfree counter soon. 


Kiehl’s Made Better x John Legend Limited Edition Rare Earth Masque

July 2019 Beauty Launches - Kiehl's x John Legend Rare Earth Masque

SGD30/~USD20.22


Grammy-award winner John Legend teams up with Kiehl's for a product that wouldn't just make your skin swoon (like your heart would for Legend's top hits) but also supports a bigger cause. Housed in a jar that's made of 30 per cent post-consumer recycled plastic and labels made from repurposed coffee bean bag fibres and recycled waste, this limited-edition Rare Earth Masque promises to purify skin and minimise the appearance of pores with its sustainably obtained ingredients. This product is to show awareness of Kiehl's "Made Better since 1851" philosophy, where they pursue sustainable product production, sourcing and give back to the community per sale of a Made Better sealed product. 



AHC Black Ampoule Mask Range


July 2019 Beauty Launches - AHC Black Ampoule Mask Range

SGD27.50/~USD20.19 each


The world's love for sheet masks isn't going away anytime soon so we say if there's a new mask to try, go for it. Our latest suggestion? These intriguing Black Ampoule masks from K-beauty brand AHC. Choose between Black Pearl or Black Rose (or take them both home) to treat your skin. It has a Microfluidic Dispersion Technology that helps your skin absorb and maintain the nutrients your sheet mask provides. Made from 100 per cent coconut charcoal that has purifying and clearing effects, your skin will definitely feel pampered with these masks on your beauty routine. 


USB rechargeable Skin Inc Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light++


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Have this award-winning beauty gadget from Skin Inc.? Or maybe you're looking to invest in one? Well, here's some good news: it's getting an upgrade! No more external batteries are needed to operate the Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light++ as it now comes with a USB charger and a sleeker chrome finish for a classier appeal. This is in line with the brand's aim to become more sustainable, taking out disposables into the equation while maintaining an elevated at-home facial experience. Cool, right? 


(Cover photo from: @shuuemura)


If you're in Malaysia, we've got a dedicated shopping haul guide for your skincare here


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