Insider Roundup: Innisfree Gets A Face Lift & More | Clozette


And just like that, October is over. Welcome the new month with fresh news from the worlds of fashion and beauty. Here are some fascinating tidbits you need to know right now.


innisfree to get a facelift



(Photo from: musicalhouses)


innisfree is introducing a new branding this month. Aside from letting go of their logo, which features "a basket of nature," the brand will also move toward a more modern route. Are you excited?


New stores to visit at ION Orchard




Prep your wallets — and your feet — for new stores to shop at in ION Orchard. Indulge in the sight and feel of merchandise from various cult-favourite brands including Karl Lagerfeld, HUGO by Hugo Boss, HERA and Giorgio Armani Beauty.


SK-II goes Pop Art




Get your hands on the cult-favourite SK-II Facial Treatment Essence in a limited-edition packaging inspired by pop art. Made especially for the holiday season by artist Karan Singh, the bottles will stand out and be a lively addition to your vanity. The limited-edition bottle is now available at all SK-II stores in Singapore.


BOSS at Greenbelt 5




Following the reopening of their flagship store at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, the Philippine branch of BOSS has been unveiled at Greenbelt 5. Check out the chic pieces in an equally chic store adorned with integrated skylights and granite flooring.


(Cover photo from: musicalhouses)


Check out what you may have missed last week here.


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With today's technology, we're already far from having to head to actual hospitals to get prescriptions and diagnoses, as well as literally going to the drugstore to get medications. Same with having to go to the spa or the gym to get rejuvenated or get fit. Nowadays, services and products that promote wellness can be easily accessed with a tap on your smartphone. This phenomenon is called 'digital wellness'.


Similar to bespoke makeup that's been an ongoing trend among many beauty brands nowadays, many companies that venture into the wellness industry have captured the same principles of technologically mediated beauty practices. From promoting digital spaces to creating apps and giving everyone access to 'at-home blissful experiences', it really is a silent, but thriving, industry. And one of its upsides? It's not as expensive as personalised makeup. 


'Digital detox' takes on a whole new meaning


We've all heard of 'digital detox,' which is an act of tossing your gadgets for a day or two (or longer if you can) and just relieve yourself from the stresses of social media during this span of time. But because of the digital wellness movement, now it can also mean accessing detox plans and having them customised according to your needs without ever leaving your house. We can give a nod to our previous charcoal detox review as an example. We researched a bit,  got a plan, tried it out, and it was that simple. No fuss, no leaving the house. Just tapped in some deets on Instagram and getting into a detox program has become as easy as 1, 2, 3. 


(Photo from: forhers.com)


There's also the online platform Hers, which provides a streamlined approach to wellness. Aside from providing products and supplements for hair, skin and body care that you can browse through and purchase just like any e-commerce site, they also have a service that allows for prescription medications to be bought and delivered straight to your home. But it's not a free-for-all, mind you! The process involves filling out an online form that will go through their secure medical portal, have a doctor examine and approve such information, before having the products sent to you. Neat, right?


Even sexual wellness is covered


At this day and age, talking about sexual health should no longer be a taboo. And the digital space has proven to be an effective avenue for promoting this message through many online platforms and apps that solely focus on the matter. The website IWannaKnow.org, as well as apps like Clue and Eve keep you informed about STDs, HIVs and even just tracking your period with no shame, no judgement.




Online mental health consultation and therapy


Moving away from physical wellness comes one's mental and emotional welfare. And even if technology has contributed majorly to the increased anxiety and depression rates all over the globe, it's also trying to remedy the problem it has caused by introducing many online diagnoses, consultation, and therapy services that are way cheaper and accessible than face-to-face sessions. Especially for Asia where mental health is still a challenging social issue and psychological and psychiatric care isn't something that comes easy unlike in the U.S. or the U.K., this has become a great innovation indeed that allows users to connect to licensed therapists all over the globe and get sessions according to their budget and schedule. Some authentic websites that are highly recommended by many users and publications are Talkspace and Breakthrough.


There are also multitudes of apps available for both iOS and Android that help with meditation, anxiety, mood tracking and so on. Some top-rated ones that can be accessed for free are Sleep Time, Headspace, HelloMind, Calm and Moods.



Still, take caution!


As we rejoice at how innovations are definitely improving the way we do and consume things, we always have to stay cautious and read every fine print we can trace if possible. Just like how bespoke makeup still has its flaws and rooms for massive improvements, the same goes with wellness — especially since this concerns not just beauty but our overall health. There is a reason why companies are taking great measures to ensure that there would be no fault in issuing prescription drugs online or warning you about possible side effects of self-procured detox methods. Remember, even face-to-face diagnosis and treatments are prone to failure so taking everything revolving around digital wellness with a grain of salt is always a smart choice. 

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In adulthood, we face many challenges. Some of them we’re equipped for, some of them not so much. The latter definitely includes adult acne. More so when you have fragile, sensitive skin that can get irritated so easily. What do you do when something you thought you’ve overcome at puberty knocks on your door again? Don’t panic! A solid skincare routine that includes a product especially made for adults with very sensitive skin who suffer from acne can do just the trick.


The A-Derma Phys-AC Perfect Fluid is just what you need for pesky pimples and the aftermath of their onslaught. It contains Rhealba Oat, the purest of oats that are packed with soothing, anti-irritating, repairing, emollient and hydrating and anti-free radicals properties.

Aside from treating and preventing adult acne, it also restores the acne-prone skin’s balance and treats blemishes and marks. What’s more is it also reduces scarring, so it doesn’t only fight adult acne but also leave no marks behind.

The benefits sound great, but can it really help fight adult acne? Read below for reviews by five different women who have tried it.

Hui Yi 




My skin takes a hit whenever it is that time of the month. I turn to the Phys-AC Perfect Fluid when that happens…. because it helps soothe and hydrate your skin restoring it back to health.

Roanna 




Adult acne can be a pain to deal with. Even though I go for laser treatments fortnightly, I still get hormonal breakouts every now and then. Battling with acne isn’t easy and at times, because I’m vain, I just conceal blemishes with excessive makeup which aggravates my skin condition. Thankful for the A-Derma Phys-AC Perfect Fluid to prep my skin before I start my day, I’ve been able to look a tad more confident while combating the occasional breakouts on my skin.


Alene 




Being plagued with cysts and nodules since my late teens, I’ve always been very careful with products that might potentially clogged pores, yet still feel the need to conceal them before heading out. I've recently been introduced to A-Derma’s Phys-AC Perfect Fluid, that not only works ideally as a make-up base while treating those pesky spots, its exclusive Rhealba Oat ingredient helps soothe and repair inflamed skin too.

Clara 




I love that my makeup gigs are picking up rapidly nowadays, it also means I gotta to step up my game to keep up a presentable outlook when I meet people. Oftentimes when acne strikes, in order for my face to ‘look flawless’ I will try means and ways to conceal it by piling loads and loads of makeup, resulting that area to look so caked up it becomes worse than before. Adult acne is really no funny business. I like that it helps soothe irritated skin which makes it ideal for a makeup base. It calms any redness or acne before I apply my makeup; this way it gives my skin a soft velvety finish. Did I also mention that it combats scarring?


Audrey 




I used to think we’ll no longer suffer from blemishes once we reached adulthood, but I was so wrong. Fun fact: 4-in-10 women in the world are affected by adult acne! And 70% of those women tend to try to hide it using makeup, which will actually aggravate the situation.

Having an acne or blemish breakout when you're a grown woman is really a nightmare, especially when you still have to go out and meet people all the time. PHYS-AC Perfect Fluid is the perfect solution for preventing or healing of adult acne. It's formulated with an exclusive ingredient - Rhealba Oat, the purest oat with the highest concentration of anti-inflammatory molecules and possesses soothing, emollient and hydrating properties. After using PHYS-AC Perfect Fluid, you'll definitely notice 80% less scarring thanks to Cicahyalumide®; a patented active ingredient with proven efficacy against residual marks. You'll also notice 84% less acne, 90% more radiant skin and 94% smoother skin!



Fight adult acne and leave no marks behind. Get a sample of the A-Derma Phys-AC Perfect Fluid here

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