Get The Skin Of Your Dreams With Pivoine Sublime | Clozette

Ask any woman what she wants her skin to be and she’ll tell you these three things: smooth, translucent, and radiant. These three qualities can also be found in peonies, flowers that are known throughout the world for their delicate beauty, which are also the main ingredient in L’OCCITANE’s Pivoine Sublime range!


The birth of the Pivoine Sublime collection last year unveiled an exquisite line of perfecting products for every skin type, which were all powered by the Perfecting Peony Complex – a peony extract that is combined with active ingredients that refine skin’s texture, hydrate, minimise pores, and blur away imperfections such as fine lines.

Now L’OCCITANE has released 3 new products which will allow you to complete your perfecting skincare routine through cleansing, exfoliating, and toning with the new 2 in 1 Perfecting Scrub, Perfecting Make-up Remover, and Perfecting Toner.

So keep scrolling down to learn more about how these new additions will give you the skin of your dreams!

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Perfecting Make-up Remover


The Perfecting Make-up Remover is the first step in your skincare routine as it removes all traces of makeup, dirt, and grime. It's enhanced with “Pivoine Perfecteur” extract, which gently melts away makeup and other impurities without stripping the skin of its moisture, resulting in clean, petal-soft skin!

2 in 1 Perfecting Scrub

After cleansing your skin, take the Perfecting Scrub to slough away any dead skin cells and reveal smoother and more refined skin. You can use it either as a face scrub or as a face mask, as its gel-to-oil texture and delicate micro granules will gently exfoliate your skin and leave it supple and ready for the next step!


Perfecting Toner


To finish your cleansing routine, take the Perfecting Toner to refresh and hydrate your complexion, and get it ready to drink in your serum and moisturiser! The Perfecting Toner is enriched with "Pivoine Perfecteur" extract as well to minimise pores and give your complexion a burst of lightweight hydration!

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L'OCCITANE Pivoine Sublime 2 in 1 Perfecting Scrub (RM128 for 100ml), Perfecting Make-up Remover (RM105 for 200ml), and Perfecting Toner (RM98 for 200ml) will be available from June 2016 onwards in all L'OCCITANE boutiques and counters in Malaysia. 

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In the beauty world, once summer rolls in, it means that one, its time to switch our heavy foundations and moisturisers for lighter options; and two, that we have to immediately protect our skin and apply brightening products because the sun’s harmful UV rays can damage it, leading to dull, dehydrated skin.

While switching up our foundations and moisturisers is easy, combating dull skin tends to be trickier as you have to find products that perfectly work for your skin and actually deliver on its claims.   

Luckily, we have below 6 skincare tips that will easily help you fight dull, dehydrated skin for a brighter complexion this summer!

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Don't skimp on the SPF


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SPF will protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, preventing the formation of dark spots and brighten up your complexion over time; so don’t skip sunscreen, whether you’re indoors or outdoors! Plus, there are a ton of sunblocks in the market now, so whatever your skin type is, you’ll surely find your perfect one! Our recommendations? Biore, VMV Hypoallergenics, Kiehl’s, Crème Simon, and Nuxe!

Start using a serum


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Serums are "moisturisers on fleek” – because their ingredients are more potent and concentrated, this allows them to penetrate deeper into your skin and distribute its amazing ingredients! If you want to get brighter skin this summer, invest in a good quality serum, such as The Body Shop Drops of Light Pure Healthy Brightening Serum! Its lightweight formula quickly absorbs into the skin to deliver efficient brightening and hydrating ingredients!


Drink lots of water and eat lycopene-rich foods


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Due to hot weather, we sweat; and when we sweat we lose water in our bodies, which can lead to dehydration. So always drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day to keep your body and skin hydrated and bright! And as much as possible, squeeze in lycopene-rich foods into your diet such as tomatoes, watermelons, papayas, mangoes, and carrots for that extra skin-brightening boost!


Use a sleeping mask


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Sleeping masks are godsends when it comes to brightening your complexion because they nourish your complexion and lighten any dark spots or hyperpigmentation while you sleep, allowing you to wake up in the morning with rosier, more illuminated skin! If you’re wondering which sleeping mask to try out first, go for our holy grail LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask as its SLEEP-TOX™ technology purifies skin, while hydrating and revitalising it.


Opt for subtle highlighters


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We all know the power of a great highlighter. So if you want to add extra brightness and luminosity to your complexion, strobe your face using subtle highlighters, such as the Hourglass Ambient Light Powders! Their soft shimmers will elegantly add dimension to your face to give you that dewy finish every one wants.


Don’t touch your face


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The best thing you can do to not only brighten your skin, but keep it blemish-free and hydrated, is to not touch and pick at it. Leave your face alone; if you see a blemish popping up, treat it with some tea tree oil or salicylic acid! Don’t try to pop it because it might spread bacteria and scar. Trust us, try to avoid touching your face for a week and you will instantly see a difference!

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After getting my hair done at The Hairshop at Paragon Shopping Centre, Redken’s Technical Hair Director, Xiao Hui, gave us the lowdown on her tips and tricks to maintaining new hair colours, as well as keeping it healthy and shiny.

So if you’ve recently dyed your hair or want to learn how to maintain its true shade, keep reading below for Xiao Hui’s tips!


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Don't wash before going to the salon


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Before you colour your hair, try not to wash your hair the day before. If you can, two days would be better. Why? The natural oil on your scalp is going to protect your scalp from the chemical treatment!

Dry shampoo is a must-have


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After colouring your hair, do not to wash it the next day. Try to last without washing it for two days to help the colour last longer. And to keep your day 2 (or day 3) hair fresh, spritz on some dry shampoo. My favourite is the L’Oreal Fresh Dust Dry Shampoo, and I love pairing it with Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray to give my tresses some volume again.



Xiao Hui also recommends using a colour care shampoo for, at least, the next two weeks to make your new shade last longer. Also, she says, expect to see the true colour results of your new hair dye after a week.


Use hair products that will care for your hair



Did you know that the water, humidity, weather conditions, and environment of where you live affects the health and the colour of your tresses? According to Xiao Hui, the water and weather in Singapore turns blonde hair yellower and warmer. Which is why the Redken Blonde Idol Haircare range is the perfect haircare collection to use as it has proven helpful in maintaning and keeping the colour of your hair healthy. Even if you’re artificially blonde, the products will definitely help!

The Custom-Tone Conditioner in this range comes with a dial to allow control of the calibration of the blend of the two conditioners. The dual-chamber conditioner has a nourishing formula that helps refresh colour to preserve cool or platinum/warm or golden blonde hair. The conditioners also include Redken’s exclusive Kera-Bright System with kerabond which helps blonde hair stay healthy, beautiful, and strong.

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What are some of your personal hair care tips? Share them with us in the comment section down below!

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