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It’s time to open your wallet, ‘cos Sephora is having a huge Mid-Year Sale again! This year, you can look forward to getting your favourite makeup and skincare brands at up to 60% discount.

Can’t wait to shop already? Before you head down to the nearest Sephora store near you, do take note that this is an online sale. Unfortunately, Sephora’s Mid-Year Sale is only available on the Sephora website, as well as the Sephora Singapore Mobile App, from 20 June 2019 (10am SGT) to 3 July 2019 (11:59pm SGT), or while stocks last.

However, that’s not gonna stop us from shopping, right? Read our guide to see our top picks from the sale that you shouldn’t miss!

GLAMGLOW #glittermask My Little Pony Collaboration – Gravitymud Firming Treatment (Limited Edition)

Add some glittery fun to your weekly masking routine with this limited edition glitter mask from GLAMGLOW! Aside from all the photo ops, this mask promises to give you tighter, toned, and more lifted skin after just one use – whew!

Original Price: SGD80
Discounted Price: SGD40
Discount: 50%

Get Glamglow #glittermask My Little Pony Collaboration – Gravitymud Firming Treatment (Limited Edition) here.

Pixi Beauty Best of Rose Travel Kit (Limited Edition)

Heading for your holiday soon? You have to grab this trio of rose-infused favourites to cleanse, tone and prime your skin. It consists of a Rose Cream Cleanser, Rose Tonic, and Glow Mud Mask.

Original Price: SGD34
Discounted Price: SGD17
Discount: 50%

Get Pixi Beauty Best of Rose Travel Kit (Limited Edition) here.

Blithe Pressed Serum Tundra Chaga

This anti-pollution serum and moisturiser hybrid from Blithe is perfect for those with oily, combination skin. Packed with 60 percent tundra chaga mushroom extract, which provides lasting hydration and nourishment without heaviness, it’s the multi-functional product we all need for a streamlined skincare routine.

Original Price: SGD64
Discounted Price: SGD32
Discount: 50%

Get Blithe Pressed Serum Tundra Chaga here.

Pixi RoseQuartz Soothing Oil

We featured this holy grail product earlier this month – now here’s your chance to try it at a 50% discount! We’re sure you’ll love this facial oil that is seriously #aestheticgoals.

Original Price: SGD38
Discounted Price: SGD19
Discount: 50%

Get Pixi RoseQuartz Soothing Oil here.

Boscia Everyday Gel-to-Mousse Cleanser

This gentle cleanser transforms from a gel to a creamy mousse when applied on skin, so that you can thoroughly cleanse all that grime without being too rough on your skin.

Original Price: SGD44
Discounted Price: SGD22
Discount: 50%

Get Boscia Everyday Gel-to-Mousse Cleanser here.

Burt Bee’s Intense Hydration Mask

Burt Bee’s face mask for dry skin is infused with Clary Sage – this ingredient is clinically proven to provide immediate intense hydration and help increase the skin’s ability to retain moisture!

Original Price: SGD52
Discounted Price: SGD31.20
Discount: 40%

Get Burt Bee’s Intense Hydration Mask here.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion+ (30ml)

Clinique’s dermatologist-developed moisturiser is a top favourite among beauty junkies for its ability to strengthen skin’s own moisture barrier by 54%. We would definitely grab this if we were you!

Original Price: SGD20
Discounted Price: SGD14
Discount: 30%

Get Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion+ (30ml) here.

Tatcha Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm

This moisturising balm is rich in camellia oil which has been used for centuries in Asia for its ability to seal in moisture. Plus, it’s enriched with crushed 23-karat gold flakes, so that you can get a subtle, gorgeous gleam on your puckers.

Original Price: SGD42
Discounted Price: SGD33.60
Discount: 20%

Get Tatcha Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm here.

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Noticed that your breasts have started to sag? Don’t panic: sagging breasts are part of a change in breast appearance that most women experience, especially as they get older. However, it can still be an unnerving experience for women who are determined to keep their breasts looking as perky as before.

A quick search on the Internet throws up many different solutions to sagging breasts. These range from home remedies to breast lift surgery – some even describe ways to prevent breasts from even sagging in the first place. However, it is difficult for laymen to figure out which ones are just myths, and which actually hold some truth to them.

In order to clear the misconceptions and answer all your burning questions on the topic, we consulted a medical expert from TL Plastic Surgery Clinic – Dr. Yim Joonghyuk.

Dr. Yim is the director of TL Plastic Surgery Clinic, which was established in Seoul in 2011. The clinic is located in the Gangnam region – an area famous for reputable plastic surgery clinics. Dr. Yim has dedicated his entire career over the last 20 years to breast surgeries, and is known for producing natural-looking results. His expertise in this area will help to shed light on the myths and misconceptions surrounding sagging breasts.

Home remedies & prevention of sagging breasts: myth or fact?

FACT: Avoid wearing a bra too large to prevent breasts from sagging.

Some people wear bras that are a size larger so that they can sport fuller, bigger breasts. However, there are warnings about doing so, as wearing a bra that is too big for you is believed to cause the sagging of breasts. Although this claim may be a little hard to believe, there is some truth to it!

Dr. Yim shared with us the explanation behind this: when you wear a bra that is too large for you, you actually create extra space between the bra and your breasts. When you move during your daily activities, your breasts are being ‘pounded’ in the extra space and stretches out your skin, which causes your breasts to sag over time.

However, it does not mean that wearing a bra just right for you can totally prevent breasts from sagging. There are other factors that can cause sagging breasts, such as weight loss, smoking, and old age.

MYTH: Exercising can lift your breasts.

As motivational as the myth may sound, exercise is unlikely to lift your breasts, which are made of fat. As your breasts are not built with muscle, exercising cannot actually tone your breasts and lift them up.

However, that does not mean that you should totally give up on exercise. Chest exercises may help to improve the appearance of your breasts by strengthening the surrounding ligaments, which makes your breasts look more toned. The caveat, of course, is that it does not mean you can expect your breasts to be lifted back to its original position.

MYTH: Splashing cold water on the breasts will keep them permanently firm.

As bizarre as it sounds, there are people who tout the benefits of splashing water on the breasts in order to prevent them from sagging. The logic behind this myth is that cold water will cause the breast tissue to shrink, and hence lift the boobs, contributing to a perkier shape.

According to Dr. Yim, this remedy may help to increase skin’s elasticity and actually make your breasts look firm and lifted, but the results you see are only temporary.

Breast lift surgery: a medical solution

Now that we know breast sagging is a lot more common most home remedies and prevention methods do not hold much scientific truth to them, is it a gone case for those who want to lift sagging breasts?

We asked Dr. Yim if there are any medical procedures that may offer a solution to sagging breasts, and he shared about breast lift surgery with us. Breast lift is a medical procedure done in a hospital or outpatient surgical clinic by a plastic surgeon to lift your breasts, and this is done by removing excess skin and reshaping breast tissue.

Breast lift surgery is as riddled with myths and misconceptions as the topic of sagging breasts itself. For starters, breast lift surgery does not cause heavy scarring, contrary to popular opinion. The surgery may leave a few marks, but they tend to be minimal and not visible as an experienced surgeon can make the incisions on the underside of your breast.

There is also confusion over what breast lift is, and what it isn’t. While a breast lift can reduce sagging and raise the position of the nipples, its purpose is not to increase your breast size. If you want fuller breasts, then the more relevant medical procedure is breast augmentation. (Extra reading: Dr. Yim has also previously shared with us more about differences between breast implants.)

However, for those who are looking to get both fuller and lifted breasts, you may consider opting for breast augmentation with lift. This option may not be widely available and only offered at a number of clinics or hospitals. TL Plastic Surgery is one of the few clinics that offer this treatment and you can click here to find out more.

Breast lift clinics: what to look out for

TL Plastic Surgery Clinic

If you have decided on choosing a medical procedure to correct sagging breasts, your next question may be: how do I go about choosing a clinic?

There are no hard and fast rules in choosing a clinic to undergo a breast lift – it really depends on your priorities and preferences. That being said, Dr Yim shared with us that there are still some important things to take note of:

Safety procedures and doctors’ experience

For people who are considering a breast lift, you should look beyond just the costs of doing the surgery. Do thorough research on the clinics that you have in mind, and ensure that your surgery is conducted by licensed professionals in a proper medical setting.

Getting a consultation first

If you would like to speak thoroughly with a doctor before you make a decision, consider looking for a clinic that can provide you with a consultation. Through the consultation, you can better decide what would work best for you. You may also want to make sure that you are speaking with a certified medical professional: for example, TL Plastic Surgery Clinic links all prospective clients to the chief hospital director for counselling and operation cost inquiry.

During your consultation, be sure to explain why you want a breast lift and what you are hoping for in terms of appearance after the procedure. Also, make sure that you have a professional explain to you all the risks and benefits involved in the surgery.

Proper after-care

Besides choosing a clinic that has certified and experienced medical staff at the helm, another factor to consider is the after-care. As breast lift is a medical procedure, precaution should be exercised to ensure that your body is adjusting and coping well. There should also be proper follow-up by the clinic to ensure that you are getting the results you desire and that there are professionals available to speak with if you have any urgent questions.

Still unsure what exactly you should be looking for in an after-care system? We can look to TL Plastic Surgery Clinic for an idea: patients who have undergone a breast lift or breast augmentation with lift are given 1:1 customised care. Periodic check-ups are also done to prevent unwanted side effects. An exclusive therapist is also assigned to each patient to provide constant after-care, which could give ease of mind to those who are uncertain about how to care for their breasts after surgery.

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Legal actions have been taken against 13 Thai celebrities for their endorsement of unlicensed beauty and weight loss products from Magic Skin, a brand that’s popular on social media.

Source: The Thaiger

A representative from the Royal Thai Police says that these 13 public personalities could face jail time if found guilty. They have been summoned for being involved in misleading advertising for products that harmed almost 1,000 consumers.

10 of these celebrities are facing charges under the Cosmetics Act 2015 for exaggerating the effects of Magic Skin’s Mezzo Serum in their promotional ads.

The other three were charged for promoting products that violate the Food Act 1979, which prohibits the false representation of of properties of food supplements.

Source: The Thaiger

In 2018, authorities alleged that Magic Skin manufactured substandard cosmetics, and the products were unregistered and carried false Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labels. The brand has been advertising their products by paying celebrities to endorse them. It was revealed that most of the stars were paid six-figure sums (in baht) to “review” their products.

To date, 54 celebrities have been summoned by Thai authorities for their association with Magic Skin advertising.

Advertising of cosmetics with false information carries a jail term of up to one year and/or a fine or 100,000 baht.

Advertising of food products with false information may lead to a jail term of up to three years and/or a fine of up to 30,000 baht.

Magic Skin owner Wannapha Puangson, her husband Korn Puangson, and other business associates have also been charged. The charges include conspiring to produce and distribute products in violation of Cosmetics Act and Food Act.

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Bangkok is every shopper’s paradise. From clothes to food, it is a haunt for tourists from all over the world. Bangkok is gaining popularity in the beauty scene with plenty of homegrown Thai skincare and makeup brands sprouting up everywhere in the city. If you are already planning a quick getaway to Bangkok, then be sure to check out these 37 Thai skincare and makeup products to add to your beauty haul!

Gino McCray

Touted as the MAC of Thailand, Gino McCray is a cosmetics brand that is wildly popular with the locals and beauty junkies all over the world. On your next trip to Bangkok, you must grab some of these products. Gino McCray’s makeup products are found in Beauty Buffet retail outlets around Bangkok.

1. Gino McCray Professional Makeup Trio Cheek Palette

Gino McCray’s professional makeup cheek blush has been touted by fans as a dupe for MAC’s blush palettes. The trio cheek palette comes in two shade variations to suit Asian skin tones, Pink Flash and Peach Glare. Each trio comes in three complementary shades to suit every occasion. It retails at THB375.00 (approximately SGD16.51).

2. Gino McCray Professional Makeup Lipstick

Gino McCray’s lippie has a shade range that’s wide enough for you to find a colour suited to your skin tone. The formula includes collagen peptide and Vitamin E, making this lipstick from Gino McCray very  moisturising with a semi-matte finish. This retails at THB249 (approximately SGD10.37).

3. Gino McCray Professional Makeup 24 Eyeshadow Palette

This palette boasts a good range of warm and cool colours. If you are looking for a palette that includes some blues and greys, then this palette will fit your needs. Their shadows are famous for being highly-pigmented, and are formulated with nourishing extract of vitamin E. This retails at THB590.00 (approximately SGD24.58)

Lansley

Lansley is a brand under the Beauty Buffet group of beauty products, and its skincare products are also a must buy when you are in Bangkok. Their product range covers eye creams, eye and face serums, body whitening products, and masks.

These are some of the products that are highly raved about by beauty bloggers when they share their beauty hauls from Bangkok. Lansley skincare products can be found in Beauty Buffet outlets around Bangkok.

4. Gold perfect Anti-Wrinkle eye cream

Featured as a recommended item on Thailand’s Beauty Buffet site, this eye cream’s main selling point is that it is formulated with 99.99% pure gold, which is meant to keep the skin around the eyes fresh. Its ingredients also include collagen and elastin, which are effective in eradicating wrinkles. They currently retail at THB505.00 (approximately SGD22.23)

 5. Lansley Miracle Beauty Brightening Supreme Serum

Another recommended Lansley skincare product on Beauty Buffet’s website is the Brightening Supreme Serum. This skin serum promises radiant-looking skin, by brightening and evening out skin tone. It also contains anti-blemish properties.

Lansley’s Brightening Supreme Serum is made from Gigawhite, an extract from seven Alpine plants developed in Switzerland and Tahitian Black Pearl. This popular serum in Bangkok is currently selling for THB490.00 (approximately SGD21.57)

6. Lansley Anti Acne Advanced Solution Purifying Gel Cleanser

Lansley has a purifying cleanser targeted at those who suffer from acne. It is formulated with an emollient plant extract, glycolic acid and triclosan, and  is gentle enough on the skin while it effectively exfoliates clogged pores to prevent further breakouts. These are retailing at THB170.00 (approximately SGD7.48)

Scentio

This is another popular Thai beauty brand in the Beauty Buffet group and the brand’s products are frequently seen in the Bangkok beauty hauls of many beauty junkies. It boasts an array of lotions and potions for your skin in a myriad of scents. Scentio is sold at Beauty Buffet stores nationwide.

7. Scentio Milk plus whitening Q10 facial scrub

This Scentio facial scrub is well-loved by its fans for its ‘milky’ scent, and frequently touted as a beauty must-buy in Bangkok. It has co-enzyme Q10 that nourishes and regenerate your skin. It retails at THB205.00 (approximately SGD9.03)

8. Scentio Whitening Body Lotion Milk Plus

Scentio also has a body lotion in the same Milk Plus range as the previously mentioned body scrub. Like the scrub, the body lotion has a distinct “milky” scent, and will leave your skin soft, supple, and smelling really good! It is retailing at THB220.00 (approximately SGD9.69)

9. Scentio Apricot Sherbet Body Scrub

Something about the name Apricot Sherbet already makes this scrub sound extremely yummy. Even if apricots are not your favourite fruit you can still find many fruity alternatives such as raspberry, avocado, and even pineapple jam. Each bottle costs THB210.00 (approximately SGD8.75)

Oriental Princess

Don’t miss out on local Thai beauty brand Oriental Princess on your next visit to Bangkok. Oriental Princess carries a wide range of products that takes care of every part of your body, from body care, facial care, hair care, to makeup too. Their product range is just as impressive as it is comprehensive. You will definitely be leaving the store with a few bags of cosmetics products from Oriental Princess.

10. Oriental Princess Beneficial face illuminator pearly duo base

Part of the Beneficial product range of foundations, this face illuminator will be a good addition to your makeup collection. It comes in two shades: Gorgeous, a yellowish-gold tint; Romantic, a pinkish-pearl finish that claims to be suited to Asian skin tones. This is currently retailing at USD11.54 (approximately SGD15.82)

11. Oriental Princess Hair cologne spray

Oriental Princess’s Hair Cologne Spray is the brand’s best-seller: it is a unique product that eliminates any odours that stick to your hair. It comes in a handy spritz bottle – convenient enough to put in your handbag so that you can spray it as and when needed. With a variety of different scents, you will be spoilt for choice. These go for USD8.49 (approximately SGD11.64)

12. Oriental Princess Natural Sunscreen UV Tinted Perfection SPF 40/PA+++

This sunscreen from Oriental Princess doubles as primer and tinted moisturiser to prep and protect your skin. Use under your foundation or even as a concealer to hide dark circles and blemishes.

The natural sunscreen is formulated with SPF 40 to protect the skin from harmful rays. It is also alcohol-free, making this suitable for all skin types, even for those with sensitive skin. These are selling for USD16.99 each (approximately SGD23.30)

Srichand Powder

Source: The Laotongs

An oldie but a goodie, Srichand Powder has been around in Thailand since 1948. It is a household name and a trusted home brand for many locals, making this a must-buy beauty product in Bangkok that you have to experience and try. Srichand has undergone a massive rebranding and has expanded into makeup as well. These are sold at most Bangkok drugstores and convenience stores, such as 7-11!

13. Srichand Translucent Powder

Part of the classic range, Srichand’s translucent powder is a delicate, non-pigmented white powder and suits all skin types. It is recommended that you use it to set  your makeup, and it will control excess sebum and shine throughout the day. This is one of the award-winning,best-selling powders in Thailand, which explains why it is coveted by all beauty aficionados in their Bangkok beauty sprees. Each pot retails at THB139.00 (approximately SGD6.12)

14. Srichand Tanaka Gold Powder Mask

The Tanaka gold powder mask, as the name suggests, has a gold finish which is meant to help with oil control and create radiant skin. All you need to do is mix it in with water and apply to your face. It is suitable for all skin types, but works especially well for those with combination and oily skin. Each pot of 4.5g retails at THB90.00 (approximately SGD3.74)

Travelling to Bangkok? These articles (they open in new tabs!) will be super useful!

Cosluxe

Cosluxe is a homegrown Thai brand that has clearly made a name for itself in the beauty and makeup world. Their motto is simple: Everyone has their own beauty and style, and Cosluxe is the perfect tool to find their beauty in their own way. Cosluxe’s products are sold in Sephora in Bangkok.

15. Cosluxe Slim Brow Pencil

Source: Sephora

You cannot leave Bangkok without one (or many!) of these. Cosluxe grew to fame with this Slim Brow pencil and is on every beauty junkie’s shopping list. It is highly-rated and a must buy. It has a thickness of only 1mm, which help to create fine strokes for a natural-looking brow. Each set costs THB215.00 (approximately SGD8.95)

16. Cosluxe Wanderlust Eyelashes Natural

Source: Sephora

Cosluxe’s false eyelashes are also a Thai Sephora best-seller. These are handmade and very lightweight, so that you can flaunt flattering and natural-looking peepers. These come in a value pack of four pieces – all the more reason to stock up on them when you are in Bangkok. Each pair of lashes retails at THB120.00 (approximately SGD5.28)

17. Cosluxe Trust me Auto Eyepencil liner
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There’s nothing quite like a beach vacation: in your bikini and sunglasses, watching the waves crash into the sand, and doing so much, yet nothing at all. Besides packing along your sun protection products, don’t forget the right fragrances too! Perfumes have a memory-triggering effect on us, which means wearing the right fragrances on that relaxing beach vacation can make your holiday memories last even longer.

Here are the latest summer launches that you should look out for as you pack your bags for that well-deserved mid-year break.

For Women 1. AZZARO WANTED GIRL EDT

This new fragrance comes from a family that practises sustainable sourcing practices. The four main ingredients that constitute the fragrance – ginger essential oil, patchouli essence, pink peppercorn essence, and vetiver essence – are all harvested responsibly from Azzaro’s partners in Madagascar and Haiti. You can now worry less about your environmental footprint and more on the things on your to-do list.

Azzaro Wanted Girl EDT is available in 30ml (SGD90), 50ml (SGD 129), and 80ml (SGD165) at all major department stores.

2. CAROLINA HERRERA GOOD GIRL DOT DRAMA EDP

Polka dots are a girl’s best friend! They are simple yet sophisticated, timeless, and versatile all at the same time – reasons why they’re the theme of Carolina Herrera’s new Good Girl Dot Drama EDP. This sweet and spicy fragrance is housed in a bottle that is shaped like the high stiletto that we all know and love.

Carolina Herrera Good Girl Dot Drama EDP retails at SGD197 (80ml) and is available at Tangs, Metro, BHG, Isetan, Robinsons, and Takashimaya.

3. HERMETICA ALCOHOL-FREE FRAGRANCE

If you’ve been searching for an alcohol-free fragrance formula, you’re in luck. Hermetica has just launched its line of 13 molecular perfumes made with both natural ingredients and synthetic molecules. This technique of perfume-making, inspired by ancient alchemy practices, yields a formulation that immediately reveals the heart of the fragrance upon application.

Hermetica Alcohol-free Fragrance is available in 100ml (SGD305), 50ml (SGD215), and a 100ml refill (SGD207) for the scent Source. All other scents are available in 100ml (SGD265), 50ml (SGD175), and a 100ml refill (SGD167). You can find Hermetica at Robinsons Heeren.

4. MOSCHINO TOY 2 EDP

Moschino Toy 2’s adorable yet sophisticated packaging has certainly caught our attention. This second edition of the iconic fragrance features floral, woody and musky notes that come together in a joyful scent, housed in a teddy bear-shaped bottle that reflects the cheekiness and sophistication of the brand and fragrance.

Moschino Toy 2 EDP is available in 30ml (SGD85), 50ml (SGD115), 100ml (SGD150) at Metro Takashimaya and BHG.

5. MUGLER ANGEL EAU CROISIERE EDT

With notes of mango, grapefruit, blackcurrant, and patchouli, the Mugler Angel Eau Croisiere fragrance reminds us of a juicy cocktail on the deck of a summer cruise ship. The bottle is also one to turn heads – just think about how pretty its gradient multi-coloured finish and iconic star shape will look on your vanity.

Mugler Angel Eau Croisiere EDT retails at SGD123 and is available at all major department stores.

6. PACO RABANNE OLYMPEA LEGEND EDP

We love a good confidence booster and this is exactly it. Paco Rabanne’s Olympea Legend puts a twist on its original formula with green vegetal notes of desert palm flower and fruity accents of salty plum, which perfectly balances freshness and sensuality. This fragrance is presented in a bottle that resembles a trophy – invoking feelings of glory, which is all we want to feel after we’re done with the beach getaway and walking into the office on a Monday morning.

Paco Rabanne Olympea Legend EDP is available in 80ml (SGD166) and 50ml (SGD129) at Tangs, Metro, BHG, Isetan, Robinsons, Takashimaya, and Sephora Ion.

For Men 7. BOSS BOTTLED INFINITE EDP

The man of today’s needs and wants can be summed up in Boss’s new Bottled Infinite fragrance, crafted by master perfumer Annick Menardo. The top layers of the fragrance are spicy, while its heart features warm, aromatic notes of patchouli, rosemary, and lavender. Boss Bottled Infinite is also the first fragrance that has been produced using “diamond technology”, which helps to prolong the lifespan of the scent.

Boss Bottled Infinite EDP is available in 200ml (SGD214), 100ml (SGD134), and 50ml (SGD107).

8. BVLGARI LE GEMME MEN EDP

Bvlgari’s latest trilogy of men’s fragrances will take you on a journey through ancient spice trade routes as spicy top notes from the collection are seamlessly incorporated with the musk bases. This launch is the brainchild of Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier and Bvlgari, and features three rich scents: Opalon (tribute to Australian white opal), Yasep (inspired by red jasper) and Falkar (embodiment of Brazilian Falcon’s Eye).

9. PACO RABANNE MILLION X PAC-MAN EDT

Pac-man glo-ed up! Paco Rabanne has just unveiled limited collectible editions of its Million fragrances, housed in gorgeous gold metal cases and embossed with chrome pac-dots. Fun fact: the number 3,333,360 which has been engraved on the bottle is the highest score ever achieved on a game of Pac-Man. Talk about feeling like a million bucks every time you step out of the house.

Paco Rabanne 1 MILLION x Pac-man EDT retails at SGD138 for 100ml. Paco Rabanne is available at Tangs, Metro, BHG, Isetan, Robinsons, and Takashimaya.

10. UOMO SALVATORE FERRAGAMO URBAN FEEL EDT

If you’re dreaming of a chill vacation by the beach right now, this fragrance is for you. The fourth installment of the UOMO Salvatore Ferragamo franchise, Urban Feel, is created by notable perfumers Alberto Morillas and Marie Salamagne and features a strong mineral core enhanced by spice and woodiness.

UOMO Salvatore Ferragamo EDT is available in 100ml (SGD150), 50ml (SGD113), and 30ml (SGD83) at all major department stores.

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What are you doing this weekend? We know where we’d like to be: at the Bifesta Botanical Wonderland event that’s decked out in Alice in Wonderland-inspired themed decor, happening in Orchard! Best part? It’s free to participate!

Your chance to be among the first to try the newest innovation by Bifesta

Besides making sure you bring your best OOTD game to this Instagram-worthy event, it’s also a chance for you to be among the first to try the brand new Bifesta Dual Phase Pore Clear Micellar Water.

This is the first ever micellar water that’s infused with botanical oil to help remove tough waterproof makeup from deep within the pores. It has a unique blend of naturally derived botanical beauty oils such as lavender, sunflower, and rosemary oils, and is free from harsh chemicals and nasties like parabens, alcohol, colourant, and artificial perfumes.

The formula further nourishes and protects your lashes and delicate eye area, helping you achieve firmer, more elastic, radiant skin. You’ll also love that it has a non-greasy formula that feels comfortable on your skin!

Given Bifesta’s amazing track record in creating effective makeup removers that are holy grails to many beauty enthusiasts, we’re sure you’d want to be in the loop and try out its latest innovation. And as one of the first people to try out the Bifesta Dual Phase Pore Clear Micellar Water, don’t forget to snap tons of photos and share about it with your friends following your social media accounts!

What’s more, the most creative photo taken at the event stands to win one year’s worth of Bifesta products! Simply tag @bifestasg and hashtag #bifestabotanical to participate!

The product will also be available at the pop-up event, at an exclusive discount of 25% off – so make sure you get your hands on this attractive deal.

Lots of fun and games at the pop-up event

But that’s not all. You’ll be given an activities card to complete at the event. Every person who finishes the “tasks” will be given a complimentary thank-you-gift at the end of the session.

Enjoy participating in simple but fun mini games.

And of course, there will be many Instagrammable areas for you to take pretty photos with your friends! (Tip: Dress up in tea party dresses to go with the theme!)

Finally, shop to your heart’s content. Besides the attractive discount of 25% off for Bifesta’s new Dual Phase Pore Clear Micellar Water, there’ll also be an exclusive 20% off all Bifesta products – a perfect chance to stock up on your favourite ones!

The Bifesta Botanical Wonderland event will be held from now till 23 June 2019, at 313@somerset Level 1 Atrium. Admission is free.

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Sure, you apply a moisturiser religiously every morning but by mid-day, your skin is already feeling parched again. Why is this so?

A moisturiser works by creating a film over your skin to keep moisture from evaporating. However, the integrity of this film affects how long it lasts – once it wears off, it is no longer able to offer the protection that retains moisture, and that’s when your skin starts feeling “thirsty” again.

Real Barrier Intense Moisture Cream forms a 48-hour hydrating skin barrier?!

Korean skincare brand Real Barrier may have cracked the code for long-lasting hydration. One of their bestsellers is an intense moisturiser that doesn’t just deliver instant hydration but also helps to retain moisture for up to 48 hours!

The technology behind the Real Barrier Intense Moisture Cream is inspired by the natural prevention of moisture loss by healthy skin. Our skin starts losing its ability to retain moisture as we age or are exposed to certain external aggressors. Real Barrier uses a MLE® skin barrier formula that forms a structure similar to real skin and repairs a damaged skin barrier.

The cream contains a potent dose of hyaluronic acid that pulls water molecules to hydrate skin from deep within. A blend of three calming ingredients: panthenol, madecassoside, and allantoin, further soothes skin that’s dry, flaky, or sensitive. It is also free of 10 additives that are harmful to the skin, which makes it safe for sensitive skin.

We put this moisturiser through a 48-hour test

Of course, it all sounds good on paper – a moisturiser that keeps your skin hydrated for 48 hours, but who’s going to use a moisturiser, not apply anything else, and test the hydration levels of their skin for two full days?!

Our editor, that’s who. Read on to see how our test go!

After 0 hours

At the start of my experiment, my skin’s moisture level was at 33.0%

I measured my skin right before I applied anything: 33.0%

I applied the Real Barrier Intense Moisture Cream at 9pm right after using the cleanser and essence mist from the same product range.

After applying the Real Barrier Intense Moisture Cream, skin’s moisture level shot up to 56.6%.

Moisture level: 56.6%
How I felt: The cream, while rich, absorbed quickly. My skin felt less taut and fine lines were less obvious. The jump in moisture level before and after applying moisturiser was big. I was glad that it gave my skin that burst of moisture upon application and loved how it soothed my skin instantly.

After 10 hours

It was 7am. I didn’t sleep with my air-conditioner on that night because the weather was relatively cool.

My skin’s moisture level when I woke up.

Moisture level: 53.2%
How I felt: I must say I was very impressed that the moisture level didn’t actually dip much. My skin typically feel slightly taut in the morning, but that day, it actually felt quite comfortable and I could see that my skin still retained its bounce!

After 24 hours

I had survived a long work day; I stayed in the office half the time and went out for events the other half of the day.

I sit right under the air-conditioner in the office.

And whenever I was in the office, I was seated right under the air-conditioner so my skin typically dried out by mid-day and I had to use a facial mist to hydrate it – something I didn’t do that day for the sake of this experiment.

The things I had to do to get a good experiment.

Comic relief: During shower, I tried to seal my face with cling wrap to avoid water getting onto “test area”. It didn’t work. The cling wrap kept dropping and it was really hard to breathe under it. It was hilarious and awkward, but hey – I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do!

Moisture level: 44.7%
How I felt: I thought all that commuting and exposure to environmental elements were going to dry out my skin. I also usually used a facial mist at mid-day, which I skipped for the sake of this experiment. So the number was actually quite impressive!

After 48 hours

I pretty much repeated my day and I finally arrived at the end of the test period. Phew!

Moisture level: 39.9%
How I felt:
I couldn’t really feel whether or not my skin was hydrated. It was, by now, a little greasy and I felt icky – after all, I hadn’t washed my face in two days, and I just felt uncomfortable. However, my skin didn’t feel dry or taut. Considering I hadn’t used any more moisturiser in the last two days, it felt like quite a feat. More importantly, the moisture level that I measured showed a pretty decent number – in fact, it was slightly more hydrated than when I first started the experiment bare-faced (33.0%)!

Conclusion: Does Real Barrier Intense Moisture Cream work for 48 hours?

I usually can’t live without my moisturiser because my skin dries easily. Even after slathering on a generous layer of moisturiser in the morning, I typically already feel that my skin is dry by mid-day. And by the time I knock off from work, I would have misted my skin a few times with a facial spray and my skin would still feel parched.

This was taken on Day 2 of the experiment. I had not washed my face for more than 24 hours and hadn’t applied any foundation. But my skin actually still looked supple!

This was why I was quite impressed by the moisture level of my skin after 48 hours of using the Real Barrier Intense Moisture Cream. Of course, I wasn’t expecting it to keep my skin’s moisture level at the exact same level as when I first applied the moisturiser, but it was able to keep moisture in well enough.

Moisture level of my skin right after I applied my regular moisturiser. This is compared to 56.6% moisture level right after applying the Real Barrier moisturiser.

To make sure that I make a fair comparison, I applied my regular moisturiser – a cream from a popular high-end brand –  and took measurements before and after 24 hours and it wasn’t as good.

After 24 hours with my regular moisturiser, my skin’s moisture level dipped to 35.0%. This is compared to 44.7% for Real Barrier.

What this means is that the Real Barrier Intense Moisture Cream does live up to its promise!

Obviously, nobody’s going to wear a moisturiser and nothing else for 48 hours straight, but if you’re looking for a moisturiser that hydrates your skin intensely and continues to do so till the end of a long day, I’m guessing it’ll be hard to find anything better than this product.

Real Barrier Intense Moisture Cream retails at SGD37 and is available at Watsons and Lazada. The product is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone skin.

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When it comes to applying makeup, most of us try to keep the look as symmetrical as possible – eyeliner winged at the same length, eyebrows arched at the same angle, and eyeshadow evenly blended out on both lids.

However, there is a quirky new trend that is challenging beauty conventions and getting people to do the exact opposite: applying mismatched eyeshadow.

Although the idea of using mismatched eyeshadow can feel a little strange, you will certainly turn heads with this show-stopping look.

How can I pull off mismatched eyeshadow?

While there are really no hard and fast rules to mismatching your eyeshadows, you can certainly take inspiration from makeup junkies who absolutely nailed this trend.

1. Apply a white base, then top it off with gloss
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Since you are already trying an unconventional beauty trend, you might as well go all-in, right?

In order to create the loudest, most eye-catching mismatched look, you need to make sure that the eyeshadow you use gives an intense colour payoff. If you don’t have any that will seal the deal, that’s okay: all you need to do is apply a base of white cream shadow to your lids before topping it off with multiple layers of the brightest eyeshadows you can find.

Want to really highlight your gorgeous new eye look? Just add a little extra shine by tapping on a layer of face gloss. Alternatively, you can opt to use liquid eyeshadows on your lids instead of powder ones.

2. Use shades from the same family for a seamless look
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We know, some of us may still be a little hesitant about heading out with shocking eyeshadow colours, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have at a go at this trend.

If you prefer a more muted look, you can create a hazy rainbow by making sure that all the eyeshadow shades you use are complementary, so that it looks more harmonious than it is haphazard. Remember to blend out the colours so that they do not come off too intense, while gently overlapping the other shades to look as seamless as possible.

This actually looks so wearable and gorgeous, you could definitely attempt this everyday!

3. Go bold with contrasting colours

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For those who really want to stand out from the crowd, skip the complementing colours and pick two very different shades to apply on your lids. It’s a bold beauty statement that anyone can pull off, as long as they have enough confidence.

However, remember to use eyeshadow shades that look good on your skin tone!

As an example, if you have warm undertones, don’t reach for the cool, blue shade just because you think it looks pretty. It is recommended that you apply warm colours like olive green and brick red instead, which complement your skin tone and look better on your skin.

4. Use all the colours of the rainbow

Rainbows never go out of season, because they are so fun and gorgeous to look at.

However, this may be a little tricky for those who are new to using eyeshadow: it requires very good blending skills to make sure that the colours run seamlessly without being blended into one another.

DV Tip: Use brighter hues of each colour to brighten up your eyes, unless you are going for a smokey eye look. Don’t forget to top it off with a glitter eyeliner for the extra oomph factor!

Which palettes are good for creating a mismatched eyeshadow look?

So, you are all ready to try your hand at trying this wacky makeup trend, only to find out that you only have eyeshadow palettes and pots in varying shades of brown. While you definitely can create some lovely mismatched eyeshadow art with only brown shades, it does severely limit how wild you can go with your creativity.

Here are three palettes that will help you create charming and delightful eyeshadow looks:

1. NYX Love You So Mochi Eyeshadow Palette – Electric Pastels

This palette from NYX contains pastels and peach tones in matte and shimmery finishes, so you can create many different types of mismatched eyeshadow looks with this. Plus, the shadows are soft to the touch and have a marshmallow-like texture – perfect for using your fingers to dab and apply on your lids.

Get this at SGD36 at all NYX boutiques, Sephora boutiques & website.

2. Sugarpill Cosmetics Little Twin Stars Palette

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Cute packaging aside, we love that this palette contains six shades of vibrant eye colour in an array of finishes (foiled, frost and matte shades). You can either create a harmonious look by blending similar colours together on your eyelids, or something edgier with the bright aqua and frosted baby pink shades.

Get this at USD38 on Beautylish.

3. VISEART Grande Pro Volume 2

For those who are really serious about attempting the mismatched rainbow look, you can’t do without a palette that gives you a full range of colours to work with.

VISEART’s Grande Pro Volume 2 has 30 richly-pigmented shimmer, metallic and glitter shades of the rainbow – you can choose whether to keep it matte, or add some glamour with the sparkly shades. Either way, you’ll love what you can do with this comprehensive palette.

Get this at USD175 at Sephora boutiques & website.

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About alche{me} Personalised Moisturiser

alche{me}’s Personalised Moisturiser is designed to improve skin’s moisture level affected by air-conditioning and the scorching weather by deeply hydrating skin while locking in moisture.

What makes this moisturiser unique is that it is customised and personalised to suit every unique customer. The moisturiser is created based on each person’s skin diagnosis, lifestyle, and skin priorities so that the solutions can address each customer’s unique skin concerns.

The brand’s formulation is said to focus on lasting long-term results, so users can expect results after 28-days. alche{me} even guarantees free re-formulation if the product isn’t able to solve your problem – a true dedication to ensuring that it works for you!

alche{me} Personalised Moisturiser was also voted as “Best Cream Moisturiser” in the recently concluded Daily Vanity Beauty Awards (DVBA) 2019 – read what the judges loved about it here,

You can get your very own personalised moisturiser here on alche{me}’s website.

20 readers’ review on alche{me} Personalised Moisturiser
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Summary

Many of the reviewers found that the online skin consultation was very convenient, and that it accurately pinpointed the skin concerns that they had.

They love the lightweight texture of the alche{me} Personalised Moisturiser, which they agree is easily absorbed and does not feel sticky or oily on the skin. The product is also very hydrating, especially for those with drier skin.

Most reviewers report that they did see results after using the moisturiser, and that their skin concerns have been alleviated to some extent, which they are satisfied with. For example, some of them who have acne and oily skin noticed that their breakouts are now under control.

Besides the ability to customise the moisturiser based on their skin concerns, the personalised touch in the packaging also delighted a few of our reviewers.

Readers with acne, oil control, and pore problems

Rachel Low
Concerned with acne and dull skin

When I first received the alche{me} Personalised Moisturiser, I was experiencing very bad breakouts from stress and was looking for an effective solution. The online consultation correctly picked up the fact that I was under high stress, which was really affecting my skin badly. After using my personalised moisturiser in both the day and night, I found that my breakout is now under control! I will definitely continue using this during my evening routine, as I love its refreshing scent – it really sets the mood when I am getting ready for bed. Absolutely recommending this to others!

Jasmine Tsoi
Concerned with oil production and uneven skin tone

I have combination skin, which tends to get oily. Through the online consultation, I found out that I also had an uneven skin tone, and needed to increase my skin’s protection against environmental pollution. I liked the texture, which was a gel that was quickly absorbed and felt comfortable on my skin. My skin felt more moisturised and my overall skin condition has improved. This is actually not my first time using alche{me}’s products – I really like the idea of having my moisturiser personalised through an online consultation. I also love the non-sticky texture that doesn’t make my skin feel oily.

Dawn Phua
Concerned with acne, pores, wrinkles, pigmentation

My combination skin and multiple skin concerns (from acne to wrinkles) can make it tricky to get a moisturiser that works. I really love this product, from the fact that I can customise a solution to my problems, and the scent of it. Will repurchase this one from alche{me}!

Jessie Quek
Concerned with pigmentation, wrinkles

After I apply the moisturiser, my dry skin feels immediately felt hydrated and looked significantly brighter. I’m fully aware that my dark spots are not going to disappear after short period of usage, but I believe that constant usage will help me to resolve my skin pigmentation issue. This lightweight moisturiser feels watery, and is great to wear under foundation. It is also nice to know that my personalised moisturiser does not contain any extra “ingredients” that my skin can do without.

Kym Tey
Concerned with pigmentation, sagging eyes

The online questions were easy and fast to complete, and the product reached me in good condition. Despite its thick creamy consistency, it wasn’t uncomfortable at all. In fact, I found that the product was readily absorbed and suitable for both day and night use. It is a very hydrating moisturiser that made my skin feel very smooth, and I don’t see my skin flaking at all. I can actually apply my makeup more easily in the morning. While I did not really see my pigmentation lightened, I am proud to be using alche{me}’s products, as the brand uses environmentally-friendly materials and plant-based ingredients, so I will repurchase this.

Alicia Ang
Concerned with dullness and uneven skin

I have dull skin, so I hoped to see brighter and more even skin after using alche{me}’s moisturiser. I like that the product is personalised and customised to my own skin issues, so it allows me to effectively treat the affected areas. Will I buy again? Yes!

Candy Tan
Concerned with fine lines, sagging skin, and puffy eyes

I wanted to improve the appearance of fine lines and get firmer skin with this moisturiser, and I was satisfied with the results. The product actually smells good even though it has no fragrance. It is lightweight and easily absorbed by my skin, so I will buy alche{me}’s Personalised Moisturiser again.

Nicole Tan
Concerned with oil control and acne

It took me a while to get used to the product as the moisturiser has a thick texture. It can be difficult to spread out, so I actually mix it with my serum, and it works! I opted for a fresh cucumber scent, which is really refreshing and different from the usual floral or sweet smell. I observed that my pores look smaller and my face does not get too oily, which I really like. I would recommend this personalised moisturiser because it actually caters to each person’s targeted problems.

Lim Li Ting
Concerned with oil control, acne, and large pores

My key issues are oily skin that is prone to acne and my large pores. I chose a non-scented moisturiser, but I do think there is a woody smell to it. I personally did not see a difference in terms of oil control, but I think I may need more time to try this product over a longer period of time to see more significant results.

Nicole Lee
Concerned with oil control and blemishes

Blemishes are my main skin concerns. In addition, I wanted to improve my skin’s oil control ability. The alche{me} Personalised Moisturiser met my expectations as a moisturiser – it was non oily with a gel-like texture, and my skin did feel more hydrated after usage. However, I will need more time using it to determine its efficacy.

Lim Hui Ning
Concerned with acne, pores, pigmentation

My personalised moisturiser has worked well and helped to improve the appearance of my pores, which was an area of concern identified by my online consultation. I am happy with the product, but I am not sure how well it works for some skin issues (e.g. skin tone) as these will take a longer time to observe. However, I am very satisfied with the results I have seen so far, and want to continue using this. I will also check out other products from alche{me}!

Readers with dry skin

Trish Koon
Concerned with dry skin

Being able to do a skin consultation online was very convenient. I opted for a moisturiser with a fresh cucumber scent, which I did not personally enjoy. I did, however, like the packaging a lot, as there is a personal touch, having your name printed on it. I also felt that the product could be more hydrating, as I have drier combination skin.

Niki
Concerned with dry skin

The analysis told me that I have dehydrated skin, so I wanted to find something that can moisturise and balance my skin. I think this moisturiser does improve my skin. The concept of a personalised moisturiser done with an online skin analysis is very good, and I did see an improvement in my skin, so I will repurchase this.

Adelyn Chen
Concerned with dry skin, acne

I have acne caused by dry skin, so I wanted a moisturiser that could really hydrate my skin. This one from alche{me} certainly did the job: I saw an improvement in my skin just within two weeks. I think it definitely suits my skin, and I really love the personal touch provided. I would definitely recommend alche{me}’s Personalised Moisturiser to others. The whole purchase journey is just so convenient – it was quick, yet very personalised!

Readers with ageing and dull skin

Amanda Wang
Concerned with dull, uneven skin and wrinkles

My online consultation was very convenient, and it correctly identified the skin issues I wanted to improve: dullness and wrinkles. I loved that the gel-like texture of the product: it was very hydrating, lightweight, and easily absorbed by skin. After weeks of using this, my skin tone and texture have definitely improved. I see that my scars have also lightened and my complexion is a lot more radiant. I definitely recommend this moisturiser from alche{me} because it’s highly customised to each individual’s skin problems, and it has worked very well for me.

Koh Jia Xin
Concerned with fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of elasticity

I did observe slight improvements in my skin, although there were not considerably significant as skin is generally okay, except for some minor problems like wrinkles. The good thing about a personalised moisturiser is that each individual’s area of concern focused on. This one also contains botanical active ingredients and feels comfortable on the skin – absolutely not sticky at all – so I will repurchase and recommend this moisturiser from alche{me} to friends who have sensitive skin, and have more skin concerns.

Farhanah Bte Mohamed Amin
Concerned with sagging eyelids, dark circles, puffiness, crow’s feet

My main skin concerns are mostly the skin area around my eyes. According to my consultation, I have sagging eyelids, dark circles, puffiness, and crow feet. I hoped to improve the elasticity of my skin with the personalised moisturiser from alche{me}, and I was not disappointed. I saw significant results in terms of my skin texture, which I was very satisfied with. However, I found the product texture to be rather thick and creamy for my oily skin.

Josephine Ng
Concerned with wrinkles and pigmentation

alche{me}’s Personalised Moisturiser was creamy and rather rich. It took quite a while for a layer on my upper lip to be absorbed, but was okay for the rest of the face. My oil production seemed to have reduced by a bit. I also experienced fewer breakouts during the trial – I’m not sure if it was entirely due to the moisturiser, though there were no other significant changes to my skin during the trial period.

Geraldine Song
Concerned with pigmentation

I opted for the fresh cucumber scent, which was rather comfortable. Personally, I had hoped that the moisturiser would reduce the pigmentation, but I did not manage to see significant results.

Readers with sensitive skin

Jady Tan
Concerned with sensitive skin

Because it was customised for my skin concerns, I did see a reduction in redness of my skin. Even though I have sensitive skin, the fresh cucumber scent that I chose was comfortable and did not irritate my skin. In fact. My face did not itch as much as before and my makeup also stayed on longer throughout the day. Besides the fact that the moisturiser works for me, I also love the nice packaging! It is such a cute touch to have my name printed on the..

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Flawless skin isn’t the only thing we’re envious of our favourite K-pop stars. We’d be lying if we say that we didn’t notice those gorgeous legs whenever they’re performing their dance routine. No wonder there’s a rumour that K-pop stars, like AOA’s Seol-hyun, take out insurance on their legs!

Our legs are certainly one of the most neglected parts of our body and they’re subjected to every stress imaginable, including soreness and water retention. If you’ve been envious of the beautiful legs of K-pop stars, these leg-caring tips may just be what you need to add to your grooming routine.

1. Girls’ Generation’s 5-3-2 exercise

Girl’s Generation is undoubtedly one of the most well-known K-pop groups around and all eight members have gorgeous legs that look flawless. 

Good news for us: the popular K-pop girl band has shared their secret to beautiful legs; it’s an easy-to-follow workout routine called the 5-3-2 exercise.

The interesting name of the workout is named after the leg ratio that’s said to be most visually pleasing: five for your thighs, three for your calves, and two for your ankles.

Here’s a video that shows you how to do the Girl’s Generation 5-3-2 leg workout:

K-Style - Girls Generation 5-3-2 Leg Workout - YouTube

The key to it is definitely discipline. Do these simple steps regularly and who knows – you might just be able to achieve those slim-looking legs that the members of Girl’s Generation have!

2. Apink’s Na-eun’s “look good in leggings” routine

Apink’s Na-eun is probably best known in Korea for how good she looks in leggings, thanks to her fit and toned body, and of course – her slim and slender legs. These attributes certainly don’t come easy but the idol has generously shared her routine with us. Watch this video to see how she does it: 

[딩코치] 자신있는 레깅스를 위한 뷰티한 몸매 만들기 (feat.손나은) - YouTube

3. Massage and stretch your legs like Girl’s Day’s Min-ah

What’s standing in between you and beautiful legs could be water retention. Min-ah from Girl’s Day recommends daily massages to help alleviate this problem. She said that she pushes firmly down on the bone that runs down the centre of her lower legs in order to reduce the appearance of swelling.

The idol also says that she stretches throughout the day and do a lot of stretching before she sleeps. This doesn’t just help relax muscles that are tensed in the day, but can also have an effect on reducing swelling.

Besides massages and stretching, drinking sufficient water and cutting down on sodium-laden foods can also help reduce water retention.

4. Exfoliate your legs

You probably already know why exfoliation is great for your facial skin – it gets rid of dead skin cells that are settling on the surface of your skin to reveal new, radiant, and smooth skin underneath. Considering all that friction from walking, exfoliation is certainly an important part of your leg care routine.

Source: Sandi Pointe

While there are feet and leg scrubs out there, you don’t really need to use any special products to help achieve smoother, softer skin on your legs and feet. A regular body scrub will do the trick, otherwise, you can also consider getting a feet brush that can help slough away dead skin cells on your legs and feet.

5. K-pop idols’ “fat-melting” aesthetic procedure

K-wave websites have been discussing about a “mysterious spot” that they often see on the legs of K-pop idols and there have been lots of speculation about why so many of them seem to have it.

A few websites say that the spots are probably from fat-melting injections that are popular in Korea for making legs look slimmer. Known as Carboxy shots or PPC injections, these injections are usually administered at the inner thighs or calves, and are said to be a go-to aesthetic procedure by K-pop idols who wish to contour the shape of their legs. 

However, do note that doctors in Singapore aren’t allowed to administer such procedures because the Ministry of Health ruled that they have little scientific merit.

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