Is your skin feeling taut? Do you see patches of flaky skin? Do you find it getting easily irritated? Almost all women experience dry, dehydrated skin at some point in their lives, and it only gets worse in cool weather. Not only does it make the skin itchy and sensitive, it’s also a cause of dullness, and accelerates skin ageing.
If you answered yes to all of the above questions, you probably have dry skin. And your lifestyle has as much of a part to play as your skincare products. Simple habits like taking hot showers, staying out in the sun too long, excessive intake of alcohol, smoking, long hours spent in heated or air conditioned environments, using the wrong cleanser and moisturiser can all lead to dry and dehydrated skin. In addition, people who have lower levels of the enzyme Caspase-14, which helps the skin produce and maintain optimal moisture levels, experience severe dry skin – not a good look, we assure you.
Which is why when our skin is feeling particularly stretched and flaky, we turn to the Origins Make a Difference™ Collection. According to Dr Lieve Declercq, Origins Global Scientist of Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology, “In Asian skin, the protective outermost layer of the epidermis, is thin and delicate which increases susceptibility to dehydration.”
Read more about the Origins Make A Difference™ Collection here.
You may also redeem your Origins Make A Difference™ Night Overnight Hydrating Repair Cream and Serum Sample here!
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This year, my resolution is to get hydrated, luminous skin from inside out. And I plan on achieving this with the help of Laneige’s Collagen Drink. I attended the preview of their latest product launch recently – held at an intimate event that had guests create personalised body scrubs and learn more about the benefits of collagen supplements.
At this event, I learnt that collagen – the foundation of great skin – starts to decline after the age of 25. Keeping this in mind, Laneige formulated their Collagen Drink with collagen from the scales of tilapia fish, which is easily absorbed by the body thanks to its low molecular weight. In addition the drink also includes elastin, sourced from the aortic bulb of the bonito fish, along with red orange and pomegranate extract that give it its delicious fruity flavour.
Each Collagen Drink bottle contains 5,000mg(5g) of collagen peptide to replace the exact amount of collagen lost from the body daily as well as vitamin C, and is free from any artificial colouring, preservatives and sugar making it extremely low in calories. Drinking one bottle a day for eight weeks promises healthy skin that is better able to fight off free radicals and is firm, bouncy, luminous. Now excuse me as I go take a swig of my new beauty elixir.
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What do Marilyn Monroe’s beauty mark, Victoria Beckham’s pout and Karl Lagerfeld’s ponytail and shades have in common? If you’re thinking “signature”, you’re absolutely right. The trio of celebrated style icons have each created a signature look that’s become synonymous with their names the way red soles are redolent of Louboutins and the letter “i” of Apple. When you’re known and remembered by your “signature”, whatever it may be, you know you’ve successfully branded it like Beckham.
If you’re still searching for it, though, there’s a simple but extremely effective way of making a lasting impression: identify a signature scent that’s representative of you and your personality — your olfactory thumb print, if you will. And what really makes your signature scent a powerful branding tool is that you don’t even have to be present to be remembered — you are wherever your perfume is!
To guide you to your signature scent, we’ve gleaned a few useful tips from the experts, and rounded up a selection of perfumes to match the following personality traits.
If You’re Feminine …
The obvious choice would be something from the floral family of fragrances. Why? Floral fragrances tend to be lighter, for one, as the key character of a floral fragrance lies in the heart notes. They are elegant, romantic and have, by far, been the most popular choice for the feminine woman.
Recommended: Dolce&Gabbana Rose The One and the Gucci Flora Garden Collection.
If You’re Sporty And Adventurous …
Go for a citrus-y or floral fruity scent. These categories of fragrances are top-note heavy — they give a vibrant first impression, which is befitting of someone who is vivacious and outgoing.
Recommended: Hermes Eau D’Orange Verte, Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue and Jo Malone Grapefruit