Quick Review: Skincare | Clozette

With all the skincare products out there in the market, it sometimes can get quite overwhelming when trying to decide a new item to try or what item to look for to solve your skincare issues. 


Since our Beauty Community is filled with savvy beauty-gurus who are actively trying a variety of products and sharing their quick reviews on the items, we've put together a list of quick-reviews we recently spotted.


So if you're looking to add a new skincare item to your collection, give these a try!


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How To Maintain & Avoid Sagging Skin
by loveforskincare



"As promised, here's sharing what I use at home to maintain and avoid sagging skin especially around my jawline/chin. 1) Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Mask: immediate effect, great just before a date night or important occasion. 2) Skin Dip Serum: prescribed by Dr Eileen Tan after my first try with thermage to give a boost to my collagen formation..." 


Collagen Drink
by SmitaDeSouza



"The latest addition to my skincare routine isn't a cream or a serum, but a supplement - the Laneige Collagen Drink to be precise. One swig of it (the entire bottle) at bed time, just after my skincare routine. Despite fish collagen and elastin it's quite tasty and I don't even mix it with a juice." 




For An At-Home Facial
by Vinvola



"Since i'm not able to arrange for a facial appointment this month, I use Erabelle Skin Softening Refiner for a mini-facial at home. It acts as an exfoliating scrub and a mask, all you have to do is to to apply a layer of it on your cleansed skin and wait 5-7 minutes for the products to “melt” into a thin transparent film." 




For Clear, Radiant Skin
by beautifulbuns



"My resolution for this year is to get good, clear, healthy, and radiant skin, so these are some of the stuff I'm using at the moment. Newest to join my army is IDS clinic's LycoWhite Oral Skin Supplement, which is supposed to help increase skin fairness and work as an oral sunblock. " 




Natural Skincare Products
by musicalhouses



"These Alexiares & Ani skincare products are pretty darn awesome! The Twins Vitamin C and E serum is a well-formulated serum with a stabilized form of Vitamin C, and The Co-Conspirator Revitalizing Eye Gel has various peptides to help overall skin quality. " 




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Daydreaming about summer vacation already? We hear you. Our thoughts are already wandering to the sunny shores of Boracay Island, the most popular summer destination in the Philippines – with its fine, white sand, clear, aquamarine waters and fun-filled parties that last for days. 

For many of us, Boracay is the highlight of our summer and we spend weeks in preparing for it. But before you finish (over)packing, make sure you don’t forget these essentials to make the most of your trip.

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Waterproof Sunscreen


This should be the first thing that goes in your bag. You’re more vulnerable to sun damage at the beach than you are in the city, so you’ll need at least SPF50+ to adequately protect your skin.
Whitening Toothpaste


In such a fun-filled island, we have no doubt you’ll be flashing those pearly whites all day long. Your smile is your best accessory, so keep it dazzling! Brush your teeth with Closeup’s Deep Action Toothpaste with Micro Shine Crystals that help remove yellow stains, polishing your teeth to a beautifully white finish!


A Figure-Flattering Swimsuit


You might be pressured to start exercising for that beach bod just right after the holidays. Relax – it’s all about finding the right cut, one that makes you feel comfortable and sexy. There are a variety of styles to suit every shape like the classic one-piece suits, triangle bikinis, tankinis, maillots and many more.


Your Comfiest Flip-Flops


We love walking barefoot by the beach. But for times when we want to avoid the scorching sand, rocks and seashells, a chic pair of flip flops is a must.


A Stylish Beach Hat


Keep your head well-protected from the summer heat by covering it with a stylish beach hat, like a wide-brimmed straw hat or a lightly-woven fedora.


Scratch-Resistant Sunglasses


Likewise, keep your eyes shaded from harsh sunlight. Opt for a pair that is scratch and water resistant as you will likely be spending a lot of time around the elements.


Microfiber Towel



Constant exposure to the sun, wind and saltwater will surely take a toll on your hair. So take the gentler route in towel-drying your locks by using a microfiber towel, which has a finer surface texture that is kinder to your hair cuticles and reduces frizz.


Damage Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner



At the end of the day, make sure to use an intensive damage repairing shampoo and conditioner. Your hair will thank you for it.


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The New Year not only marks new beginnings but also the anticipation of brand-new releases from some of our favourite makeup brands. Korean cosmetic brands have been on a roll with their inventions and new releases; and 2015 seems to be a bright year ahead for Korean beauty lovers. 


The beauty trend for Korea this year is said to be '코스테틱' (Costhetic) – combining the words “Cosmetic” and “Aesthetic”. This means that we can expect aesthetic results from beauty products without visiting the professionals at aesthetic clinics as these products aim to improve skin elasticity, with lifting and slimming properties. On top of that, we can also expect unique brand collaborations through special edition releases that will definitely be a must-have to add to our makeup collection.


So here is a rundown of the Top 4 releases we’ve been excited about!


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Espoir THE SMURFS Collaboration Collection



Kicking off 2015 in a cute and vibrant manner is THE SMURFS collection from professional makeup brand, Espoir. The collection consists of 2 eyeshadow trios & 5 tint glow lipsticks in an ever-adorable SMURF-themed packaging. This proved quite a hit as it was sold out within a week from its January 1st release date.

Laneige Clear C Advanced Effector




The Laneige Clear-C Advanced Effector is the newly improved formula of one of Laneige’s bestsellers, the Clear-C Effector. For the past decade, the Clear-C Effector was popular as a product for boosting skin translucency. Now, with the reformulated Clear-C Advanced Effector, users can expect greater results. 

The new product contains 92.5% of superberry (combination of acerola and acai berries) extract, which is said to have 4 times the antioxidant effect of Vitamin C. The product also uses the brand’s exclusive Silicium Capturing Technology to protect skin from pollution. 



The Saem Express Beauty Cotton Swab


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The Saem recently released the first giant cotton swab, boasting a size 5 times that of a normal cotton swab. The express beauty swab comes in 2 versions, Mild – Milk Peel Cotton Swab; or its intensive care version – Aqua Peel Cotton Swab. It has peeling properties that removes dead and dry skin around the eyes, lips, and the rest of the face. It’ll definitely come in very handy in maintaining a clear and smooth complexion! 



Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur



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Wishing to look as good as your app edited selfies? Worry not because Etude House’s new Beauty Shot Face Blur with SPF 15/ PA + blends the blurring and brighten tool of your favourite photo editing app into one amazing beauty product. It cover pores, skin irregularities, and flaws while adding subtle highlights to your face—giving your skin a photoshopped effect. 



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