Feel And Look Younger With Melvita's Argan+ | Clozette

When it comes to our skin, there's nothing else we desire other than to have healthier and younger-looking skin. This is why we are in constant search for new products to add to our skincare regimen to improve the quality of our skin. While recent discoveries have shown that Argan Oil effortlessly grants such such skin benefits, there is now a much improved version of it. France’s certified organic beauty brand, Melvita, has sought out the ultimate regenerating, nourishing, and protective element and found what it was looking for in the amino acid called Hydroxyproline


Hydroxyproline is an amino acid made by Proline that makes up collagen, a fibrous protein found in the dermis of the skin that gives skin its structural support and youthful firmness. Combined with the power of Argan Oil, Hydroxyproline is able to nourish and smooth dry, tired skin. Thanks to Melvita all of that can now be possible in a bottle of their first organic, anti-ageing facial oil--Argan+ dry touch face oil. 




The Argan+ contains Argan Oil and firming amino acid that help fight signs of ageing. Its feather light, non-greasy textured finish, and its flowery and fresh perfume turn your skincare regimen into a real pleasurable moment. 


Include it to your morning and evening skincare regimen after toning your skin. Apply 3 to 4 drops of Argan+--smoothing it over the skin, pressing lightly, and spreading evenly over the face. Then follow with your facial serum and finish up with your facial moisturiser. You can also use it for regenerating skin by using it once a week as a repairing mask by placing about ten drops in the palm of your hand, spreading an even layer over the face, neck, and décolleté while patting with the fingertips. 


The Argan + Dry Touch Face Oil costs RM196 for a 30ML bottle. 


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The Spring/Summer season calls for fun pops of colours. From bright pinks and reds to neon orange--there's a variety of colours out there to suit a variety of makeup looks. On top of that, there's the increased need to care for our skin as the sun gets harsher during the height of Summer.


In the beauty world, brands welcome the season with beautiful launches perfect for the Spring/Summer. Here are 4 beauty products that stood out to me the most! 


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Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer




There is no denying this collection packs a punch! The aim of this line was to deliver full coverage on the lips while keeping it lightweight and still moisturising. In fact, it is both a lipstick and primer which allows colour to lay on the lips more evenly. 




13 out of 16 shades were chosen for the Asian market, and these colours were selected from best selling lipstick shades from markets all around the world. So you’ll definitely find one you love!




In this photo, I have swatched Grape Pop and I must say that it does indeed deliver pretty opaque colour while still feeling moisturising on the lips! 

Rouge Dior Brilliant by Dior



In case you didn’t know, Dior also came out with a new line of high-shine glosses which deliver great colour payoff. There are 9 shades in the line, all of which are beautiful and have corresponding lipstick shades. 






Here, I have 766 Rose Harpers, a strawberry red which gives the face a lovely pop of colour. I find that these kinds of strawberry reds really look lovely on people who have sallowness in the skin as it just lifts the yellow and brightens your complexion instantly!



Luscious Cosmetics Spring Bloom Palette




Luscious is a pretty new brand in the market (they’re stocked on Luxola in case you were wondering) which sells cosmetics at very affordable prices. While this isn’t technically new, it does fit into the Spring/Summer theme extremely well with beautiful bright colours in the palette. I especially love the mint green!




These shadows are pretty smooth, though they can tend to be a little powdery. You might also want to pack the lighter colours on with a flat brush as that’s the way to get the most intensity from it. Otherwise, this eyeshadow palette at SGD$26.90 makes a pretty good investment for ladies who don’t wish to spend too much  on eyeshadows but still want something of reasonable quality. For neutral girls, take note: they do have a neutral palette in their line too!



Estee Lauder Crescent White UV Protector SPF 50/PA++++




This skincare product works beautifully as a makeup base while protecting your skin from harmful rays. It absorbs very quickly into the skin without leaving it feeling greasy while also leaving a healthy dew! Best thing about this, you can wear it comfortably under makeup.




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(cover photo from charleneajose)


With the summer heat upon us, that can only mean one thing: it's time to up our haircare to combat the heat and damage from the sun (and because we can't escape it: our styling tools). We don't know about you, but we definitely don't want to spend our summer worrying about hair loss and dry, damaged hair. So we recently chatted with Mark Birch, the Consulting Trichologist for Svensonand got him to answer some of our hair questions. 


As one of the world's experts in hair and scalp care, there was no other man better to talk to than Mark Birch (fun fact: he has consulted for members of Royalty and celebrities). Here's what he had to say about haircare, scalp care, and his stand on dyeing one's hair.


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How does one take care of Asian hair given the region's hot and humid climate?



Mark Birch: "Asian hair tends to be straighter, coarser, and stronger than Western hair. Asians also have greasier scalp and hair. A shampoo that is more suitable for oily scalp should be used for Asian hair. In humid weather, the scalp tends to be oilier because you sweat more as the body temperature changes. The best way to maintain healthy hair is to use a suitable shampoo to wash the hair at least once a day, and to use a suitable conditioner every day. Create a good lather with your shampoo and leave shampoo on the scalp for several minutes in order for the shampoo to be effective. Always use warm water when rinsing the scalp and hair. Thorough rinsing is the most important part of washing your scalp and hair to remove excess shampoo."
There’s a big debate about how often women should wash their hair. How many times a week is healthy, without damaging the hair?



Mark Birch: "Using a suitable shampoo, you should wash your hair at least once every day. Frequent washing will not damage the hair. Instead, using the wrong products is often the main cause."


How important is scalp health for hair growth and quality?



Mark Birch: "The scalp is the foundation for hair growth and quality, which makes it even more important than the hair itself. The hair's nutrients, blood circulation and oxygenation are all affected by the scalp. While existing hair will eventually fall out, it is the hair that will be immediately replacing the fallen hairs that should be the focus, and these are affected by the scalp condition."


What signs should one look for to determine the current state of their scalp and hair?



Mark Birch: "The scalp is the foundation for hair growth and quality, which makes it even more important than the hair itself. The hair's nutrients, blood circulation and oxygenation are all affected by the scalp. While existing hair will eventually fall out, it is the hair that will be immediately replacing the fallen hairs that should be the focus, and these are affected by the scalp condition."


What are good hair health habits to practice to prevent hair loss?



Mark Birch: "Shampoo hair every day using a suitable product suited for your scalp. Eating a sensible, balanced diet. Minimising use of hairdryers and other mechanical appliances. Follow a good hair care regime, i.e. using suitable hair products for specific hair and scalp type. Exercise and sleep regularly--in general, a good state of health. Tiredness leads to weaker hair in the same way that lack of rest will result in tired skin. Ensure there is enough oxygenation for your hair and build up Vitamin D through at least 2-3 hours exposure in the sun every week."


Are there any hairstyles in particular that women should stay away from to help reduce hair fall?



Mark Birch: "If you're suffering from hair loss, you should not be going for a perm or straightening your hair. Avoid using hairspray and other hair junk cosmetics. Always be gentle on the hair and keep the scalp healthy. There is not much difference between long or short hairstyles but rather it is important to maintain a clean scalp."


Is it advisable to dye one’s hair ever so often? How can women keep coloured hair healthy?



Mark Birch: "Dyeing the hair will not cause hair loss. It is common for most women in their thirties and older to dye their hair every 4 to 6 weeks. However, it is the harsh chemicals in the hair dye that lead to hair loss problems. Instead of doing DIY dyeing, visit a professional colourist. You can keep your coloured hair healthy by looking after the scalp and using good conditioner treatments. Coloured hair tends to be drier and weaker as bonds which hold the polypeptide chains in the hair are being broken down. To keep your hair healthy, prevent splitting and help the colour to last longer, use a good conditioner every day and perform regular treatment on your scalp."


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