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2015 had been certainly different from other years.
Q1 saw me travelling to the furthest country I've ever been step foot on - the U.S.
Spent the first CNY without much preparations unlike past years, simply because I was too tired from many things. But still managed to enjoy CNY pretty much!
Had a performance at the Istana on CNY day 2 and met with Mr President and the lovely First Lady.
Also the first CNY where M and I went visiting as Fiancé/Fiancée :`)
And we just had our pre-wedding photoshoot done earlier this month in one of his favourite cities!
Hmm, now that I look back, it seems like a somewhat satisfying quarter :) Then, there are still more to come, I truly pray to pull them off successfully!
Alright, before I digress further, let me know get back to what I started out for this post - my korean skin care supplies!
Many friends know I am an avid fan of Japanese brand-name, Shiseido - I have been using various products from Shiseido since 18 years old and am still using currently!
However, with the Korean wave on-going in recent years, I couldn’t help but be tempted to try skin care from a few of the big Korean skin care brands every now and then. I still stick to Shiseido for my basic cleanser and serum, but with further add-ons in the regime from Korean brands such as Laneige, InnisFree, TheFaceShop, and so on.
Some of my regularly used Korean skin care products are these!
One of my must-use sleeping mask is from Laniege. Water Sleeping Pack.
Laneige came up with an upgraded version last year which has an additional benefit to it – firming effects! Not only that, after an advertorial for TheFaceShop last year, I was hooked onto their natura sun eco sunscreen! On top of it, I also love TFS white seed exfoliating wash which is gentle yet effective still as a daily scrub.
Not in the picture are InnisFree super jeju volcanic pore clay mask and Skinfood black sugar scrub which I use periodically too!
Another reason why I started purchasing Korean skin care products is because I have the chance to get them at prices much cheaper than retail stores, and some even cheaper than buying from Korea retailers!
Curious to know where? It's none other than Skinwecare SG!
I have been purchasing my Korean skin care supplies from Skinwecare SG since two years back in 2013 (I paid for all my usual skin care alright ^^) and I would like to emphasize that not only their prices are far lower than retail pricing, the service given had been impeccable.
They provide meetup services for purchases above $50, and also door-step deliveries for bulk orders. So if you would like the convenience, gather some like-minded female colleagues to place orders together and Skinwecare SG can make deliveries to your offices! :)
Skinwecare SG focuses more on popular brand-name Laneige. Check out the website for their latest Laneige product prices:
(Price updated on 22 Feb 2015)
Basic Care Series
Power essence skin refiner: $31
Power Essential Skin Refiner Light: $31
Power Essential Skin Refiner Sensitive: $31
Balancing Emulsion (moisture): $33
Balancing Emulsion (sensitive): $33
Water Bank EX Series
Water bank Double Gel Soothing Mask: $30
Water bank essence EX: $46
Water bank gel cream EX: $40
Water Bank Moisture cream EX: $40
Water Bank Eye Gel EX: $38
White Plus Renew Series
White Plus Renew Original Essence: $50
White Plus Renew Eye Cream: $41
White Plus Renew Purifying Mask:$35
White Plus Renew Bubble Cleanser:$28
White Plus Renew Skin Refiner: $32
White Plus Renew Emulsion:$34
White Plus Renew Skin Night cream: $43
Perfect Renew Series
Perfect Renew Skin Refiner: $38
Perfect Renew Emulsion: $41
Perfect Renew Essence: $60
Perfect Renew Night Treatment: $63
Perfect Renew Cream: $59
Perfect Renew Firming Eye Cream:$50
Time freeze Series
Time Freeze Essence: $62
Time Freeze Wrinkle Filler:$48
Pore Care Series
Pore Tightening Essence: $39
Pore Clearing Essence: $30
Pore Deep Clearing Foam: $20
Pore Minimizing Pack: $26
Blackhead melting gel:$28
Black Head Pore strips 10 sheets:$13
Trouble Care Series
Trouble Relief Toner:$30
Trouble Relief Cream:$38
Trouble Spot Gel:$30
Water Sleeping Pack: $28
Multi Berry Yogurt Repair Pack:$28
Multi Berry Yogurt Repair Gel:$26
Firming Sleeping Pack: $33
Fresh Laneige Brightening Cleansing Oil:$39
Laneige Pore Perfect Cleansing Oil:$39
Lip & Eye Remover ( water-proof ):$20
Whitening BB cushion SPF 50 with Extra Refill: $37
Pore control cushion SPF 50 with Extra Refill:$37
If you're interested in any other brands like I do, feel free to email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply text/whatsapp +65 93289542 for quotes :) You can be assured of very competitive pricing for the products you are looking at because Skinwecare SG gets their supplies directly from suppliers in Korea.
Recently, they have brought in a new range of masks supplies from LEADERS and very generously given me a few boxes to try!
I'm pretty sure many of us had heard of LEADERS Insolution masks which was all the rave back in year 2012.
Now, 2 years later, LEADERS came up with a new product line called LEADERS Mediu. I had been trying out the masks for the past few months and even brought them along on my U.S. work trip and recent pre-wedding photoshoot holiday. And in summary, these masks have been keeping my skin great in those cold, winter weathers!
There are 5 different mask functions available and I try to use masks of different functions on a rotational basis as follows:
Clearing -> Pore-tighting -> Calming -> Moisture -> Lifting
Each box includes 10 pieces of masks and each sheet of mask contains 25ml of essence in it.
To use, simply follow the 3 steps:
1) After cleansing and toning, remove the plastic covering from the back of the mask and fit mask onto the face.
2) Let the mask absorb for approximately 15-20 minutes and remove.
3) After removing the mask, pat the remaining essence with your fingertips to help it absorb into the skin.
After trying all five types of masks, I can safely conclude the following:
- The masks are safe for sensitive skin like mine
- All five types of masks are very hydrating, helping with overall dull and lack-lustre skin tone
- Fit of the sheet mask is slightly above average, it doesn't fit completely, but important parts of the face are covered (T zones, sides of nose, cheeks and chin)
- My favourite out of the lot gotta be the clearing mask because they kept my pimples away during high-stress periods, especially right before the pre-wedding photoshoot!
In addition, I've also gotten HERA Hyaluronic filler ampoule sample set.
Can't wait to set aside a week or so to try out the samples consecutively!
I'm also interested in Sulwhasoo after seeing some reviews and raves on this brand. Does anyone have any recommendations on which product I should start off with? Snowise Brightening Serum? Ginseng Renewing Essential Oil?
Will greatly appreciate any advices!
Then, that will be the next item I order from Skinwecare SG ;)