CHANEL Sublimage Cleansing Collection Review

CHANEL just launched a new line of cleansers under the Sublimage range. Their most premium (anti-aging) line especially formulated for mature/dry skin. Sublimage has been missing a ‘Cleansing Ritual’ in their lineup, therefore super excited to see these new additions!

The packaging for the collection is next level! All the jars are glass, including the Cleansing Water that instantly registers as ultra luxe in it’s hefty glass bottle. I find glass packaging very travel unfriendly, though I doubt the collection was created for on-the-go use if you get what I mean!

Chanel describes the collection more than just a cleansing ritual; rather an opportunity to enjoy a peaceful moment in the morning and evening to calm and relax the mind.

This ultra sensorial cleansing experience is enriched with natural-origin Vanilla Planifolia Water and Harungana extract for their antioxident and detoxifying properties. Promising real results for skin that appears more luminous day by day.

The collection consists of,

Sublimage Vanilla Grain Scrub  (50g)

Sublimage Gel-to-Oil Cleanser (150ml)

Sublimage Cleansing Water (125ml)

Sublimage Soap (115g)

Among these new additions the Vanilla Grain Scrub is one of my favourites! It’s made up of vanilla pod seeds to gently exfoliate and tiny jojoba microbeads that lift away any residual impurities.

Sublimage Vanilla Scrub

The grains are suspended in a very thin gel and feel ultra fine, I use two scoops with the spatula that’s provided.

The round beads ensure skin isn’t damaged and exfoliated gentlest as possible without dragging or scratching. Once rinsed off, skin is left feeling silky without any tightness or dryness.

P.S- The scent of the Scrub is a very subtle vanilla (a true vanilla and not the artificial kind) which makes the experience that much more enjoyable as you polish off dull skin for that luminous glow!

P.P.S- The other cleansers of the range have more of the original Sublimage (perfume like) scent. Though not overpowering.

The Sublimage Gel-to-Oil Cleanser is a clear thick gel; to be used by applying directly onto the skin  and massaged in till it transforms into an oil.

Sublimage gel to oil cleanser

Once rinsed, this leaves the skin ultra soothed and comfortable to the touch, without any tightness. It doesn’t leave any residue and rinses off completely taking with it all impurities and makeup.

Usually a single step cleanse isn’t enough when I wear makeup, however with this I feel it does an exceptionally good job and don’t feel the need to double cleanse. Hands down the best luxury cleanser i’ve tried.

Luckily the tube contains quite a generous 150ml, which makes parting with $100+ for a cleanser a little easier. A really good buy nonetheless and one of my favourites from this collection which i’d recommend trying.

Sublimage Cleansing Water.

A luxurious (oil-free) water cleanser that’s perfect for your morning skincare routine. Ideal for sweeping off impurities and residue skincare from the night before. The thicker lotion is suspiciously reminiscent of an essence. Leaving the skin deeply hydrated and already prepped for your next step.

Since a water cleanser is not meant to be rinsed off, the antioxidant benefits of the ingredients can be fully appreciated. This would be a great start to a morning routine delivering a healthy dose of antioxidant protection to keep the skin shielded through the day.

The fourth and final installment to the Cleansing Ritual is the Sublimage Soap.

A generous bar that lathers into thick lush foam with it’s natural-origin emulsifier and combination of shea butter and humectants. It allows for a very gentle cleanse without stripping the skin of it’s natural oils.

I myself tend to avoid soaps and feel it’s something of a personal choice being partial to liquid or bar cleansers, however as far as soaps go, I do believe this one’s rather nice. However in all honesty I don’t think i’ll ever bring myself to really purchase one at $100+.

Sublimage cleanser

In my opinion this would make an incredibly luxurious Christmas gift for any skincare lover, since the season is just around the corner! Maybe a combo of the luxurious Vanilla Scrub to make an even more precious!

Bottom line

If you are looking to splurge on just one product from the collection, i’d urge you to try the Gel-to-Oil Cleanser or the Cleansing Water. Both exceeded expectations in terms of sensorial experience and overall effectiveness. I love that these leaves the skin so soft & soothed. If you have dry skin, this line is a must-try if your budget allows.

Pricing & Availability

The collection launched on the 1st November and already available at CHANEL Beauty counters.

Vanilla Scrub – SGD114

Gel-to-Oil Cleanser – SGD134

Water Cleanser – SGD134

Soap – SGD121

Thank you CHANEL Beauty Singapore for this generous PR gift!

Epion Star Facial

Facials may seem like a frivolous indulgence, but over the past year i’ve been visiting the Epion Clinic i’ve come to realise facials and aesthetic treatments can not only be a powerful ally as you combat aging, but also make you feel happier and confident resulting from clear, beautiful skin.

Result driven courses of treatments help you reap the benefits of skin ‘Care’. For me it’s been clearer skin with far less breakouts; and of course, youthful features thanks to tighter facial muscles and refined skin texture.

It’s not been easy attaining good skin, I’ve been religiously pampering mine since I was 28 yrs (I did start quite late!). But as I pass through the mid thirties I realised I could do a little more than just rely on lotions and potions, some professional help was missing in my long term plan.

That’s when the Epion Clinic was referred to me by a friend.

I remember the very first day I met Dr. Melvin Tan an ophthalmic-trained aesthetic physician. Apart from the fact that he is very easy to talk to, his no bullshit approach to beauty made me feel very comfortable. Personally I like it when someone clearly defines what can and can not be achieved. I mentioned that I had no intention of having any fillers or botox (to this day I am still filler and botox free!) and my concerns were lifting my facial muscles that are now slowly but surely taken hold of by gravity.

I was recommended the Star Facial. The Clinics signature facial for tightening the muscles, refine the skin and also to bring out that much needed glow. The Star Facial is recommended as a pre-event treatment as it delivers instant results of glowy skin, apart from the significant long term effects.

This signature treatment consists of a Hydra Facial, Infrared Light Therapy and a pampering 24k Gold Mask.

THE STAR FACIAL

Epion clinic, star facial

The session begins with a relaxing cleanse. The skilled therapist at Epion thoroughly strips off any makeup and grime that’s present to prep skin for the first step of this Facial.

Hydrafacial, is the process of clearing up all the congestion of the pores and then super-charging with hydrating serums and peptides to deeply moisturise and nourish the skin.

The pores are deep cleaned with a vacuum extraction and skin’s gently exfoliation. The process takes about 15-20 minutes. The skin then gets a ‘blast’ of serum (a combination of hyaluronic acids and peptides) to help soothe and plump up with moisture.

The second phase of the treatment is, Infrared (red) light therapy, to stimulate the lower levels of the skin and help boost regeneration. As with everything in life, skins natural ability to renew and repair itself slows down with age, becoming less capable of regenerating collagen and repair elastin fibers that make up the structure of the skin. Using the Sciton Skintyte machine, Dr Melvin Tan pulses the skin to encourage collagen growth and tighten the skin. This helps with improving firmness with regular treatments.

The red light treatment generates heat in the lower levels of the skin, stimulating the growth of new collagen.

For my treatment, the targeted areas are the lower cheeks and the forehead, places where the skin has evidently lost it’s ‘fullness’.

Epion clinic, Hydra facial

The 24k Gold mask is then mixed and applied to the entire face (eyes and mouth) and left on for about 20-30mins. Once set, this can finally be lifted off the face (with no discomfort) to reveal radiant skin.

I’ve had six Star Facials this past year, and have noticed my skin breaks out less thanks to the constant clearing of congestion in my pores. My cheek muscles are definitely firmer and the lines on my forehead less severe. I’ve been recommended a more intense lifting treatment next, the Thermage. Maybe my next step, for now though , i’m really pleased at how my skin looks. Dr. Tan has been noticing the changes as well!

FAQ’s

How often do you need to repeat the treatment and frequency?

For noticeable lifting and firming a course of 4-5 is recommended by the Doctor. Preferably done monthly.

Is it painful? 

The only step with any discomfort is the Infrared Light Therapy. Is it unbearable? No. But it does take a bit of getting used to.

What made me choose Epion clinic?

Personal recommendation by a friend.

When it comes to aesthetic treatments I trust a friends recommendation more than anything. Also Dr. Melvin Tan is an expert in the field and is one of the five regional faculty members of the Allergan Medical Institute. He travels across the region training doctors on facial beauty and injection techniques (his speciality). If there’s anyone you want to trust with your face (especially if you are looking to Botox or fillers) Dr. Tan would be the one.

Why choose Epion Clinic?

I believe overall just feeling comfortable is key. Specially when your health and wellbeing is in someone else’s hands. All medical procedures are administered by Dr. Tan himself and there’s no compromise on safety. Also bedside manner is important when it comes to choosing someone for treatments and Dr. Melvin Tan is one of the most easy to talk to. He instantly puts you at ease.

Bottomline

Overall I think there’s no shame in trying to improve the way you look. Whether it’s going in for botox or just sticking to laser treatments. It’s up to you.

I am very happy with my results. My skin looks so much better now. Less pigmentation and breakouts with firmer skin.

I would suggest making an appointment for a consultation and take it from there, the treatments are well worth the money.   

 

*Not sponsored.

 

Belif Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask Review

Belif Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask

Recently Belif launched the Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask. As part of their best selling hydration range the Aqua Bomb (which includes, moisturisers and mists), the sleeping mask is a night time treat to double up your hydration game.

This mask is a lightweight jelly texture with a fragrance similar to all Belif Aqua Bomb products (which I find hard to describe!, almost minty but herbal fresh scent…). A calming treat to those of you who enjoy ‘natural’ skincare.

Sleeping masks are my go-to for days when my skin’s troubled and I don’t feel like loading it with multiple layers of lotions and potions. Just something hydrating to keep it calm and happy. The mask is also an easy way to skip a few steps basically without sacrificing hydration on days you just don’t feel up for a lengthy night time routine. A quick fix before you jump into bed.

The product itself is a wonderful texture, you instantly feel the cooling hydration the second it’s applied to the skin. Cocooned in this gel, the skin takes a very cosy nap to wake up refreshed and plump! The radiance and glow of well hydrated skin is unmistakable, the product does deliver.

Part of the appeal of Belif products is that they contain no added fragrance. I’ve never had a bad reaction to them even with my sensitive skin. Usually fragranced products irritate and occasionally leave me with little bumps. Never the case with Belif. It’s down to the purest herbal ingredients that go into their products. No artificial preservatives, parabens, sulfates or phthalates, no mineral oil or any animal origin ingredients.

It’s perfect for any skin type!

Bottom Line

If you are keen on trying something K beauty, or just looking to add an indulgent mask to your skincare cabinet, I highly recommend checking this product out. Also, do check out the Aqua Bomb True Cream. It’s one of my favourites from Belif!

 

CHANEL Cleansing Collection 2018 Review

CHANEL cleansers

Early June Chanel launched a range of new cleansers. I was lucky to receive the product beforehand and been testing everything for the past few months. What’s exciting is this collection is complete with cleansers for all needs. From an oil for makeup removal to a foaming cleanser for daily use, to everything in between!

According to the press release, the collection was created keeping skins balance in mind, and contains two key marine active ingredients. Blue Micro-Algae to protect the skin from micro-stress generated by pollution, and Marine Salicornia with it’s ability to self-regulate water and for skin strengthening actions.

These cleansers give you a thorough cleanse removing makeup and impurities while maintaining the skin barrier and PH for comfortable soft skin that’s radiant and stronger.

Chanel cleansers

LE LAIT FRAICHEUR D’EAU Anti-Pollution Cleansing Milk-to-Water

Is a mildly scented, light cream that melts into a watery texture when massaged into the skin, then wiped off with cotton or in my case, rinsed off. Every single use I noticed that this leaves a thin film on the skin and doesn’t rinse off completely and therefore preferable for days when the skin’s feeling drier than normal.

*According to instructions on the box, it is to be wiped off with cotton, though I still prefer to wash away all traces of cleanser, so I proceeded to use it as I always do. If you have dry skin the wipe off method should be ideal.

LE LAIT DOUCEUR D’HUILE Anti -Pollution Cleansing Milk-to-Oil

As the name suggests, goes on a cream to transform into a clear solution which lightly emulsifies milky with water. The formula was gentle and does not irritate the eyes. Once rinsed the cleanser is removed completely without any residue on the skin but feels soft to the touch without feeling dry or tight.

Mildly scented as the Cleansing Milk-To-Water.

LA MOUSSE Cleansing Cream to Foam

Is a foam cleanser. Mildly scented and extra rich in terms of foaminess. This is my favourite for a morning cleanse or a second cleanse if you double cleanse regularly. I like that it never leaves the skin feeling tight or dry. The tube is also pretty large too and a little goes a long way. It will last you a while!

L’HUILE Anti-Pollution Cleansing Oil

The first thing I noticed about L’Huile is that it’s quite heavily scented in comparison to the other three. If you prefer something unscented or have skin that’s easily irritated by fragrance, best try a sample first. What I love though is that this really does take off makeup exceptionally well without having to rub too hard.

Massaged onto dry skin this oil goes on like silk, then emulsifies with water to create a milky solution that rinses off completely with no oily residue. Skin never feels stripped but incredibly clean and soft. It’s a must try in my opinion if you are interested in the collection and my favourite.

Bottom Line

Upon use it’s pretty evident these are luxury cleansers. The sensorial pleasure and textures justify paying extra for. The sleek packaging is just the cherry on top!

Also in comparison to the prices of other luxury cleansers i’ve used before, the Chanel is actually priced better. The Tom Ford oil cleanser (still my favourite) is a lot more $$$ (& reviewed here), so are the cleansers by Sisley or Clé de Peau (who also revamped their entire cleanser line last year & reviewed here). S$64 for Chanel is still within the justifiable margin to me.

My top picks from the new collection are the oil cleanser for daily makeup removal and the foaming cleanser & would recommend them to everyone keen on trying out this line.

Of course depending on your skin type you could try the Milk-To-Water or the Milk-to-Oil versions too which are very soothing on the skin if you have normal to dry skin. Not heavy duty enough to take off a full face of makeup, but wonderful if you don’t wear a LOT of makeup daily and are looking for something special for removing daily grime and pollutants.

*All cleansers within the line are mentioned as suitable for all skin types.

Price List

L’Huile (150ml) – SGD64

Le Lait Fraicheur d’eau (150ml) – SGD 64

La Mousse (150ml) – SGD 64

Le Lait douceur D’Huile (150ml) – SGD64

Ingredient list

chanel cleanser ingredients list

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*PR samples sent by Chanel for review consideration.

 

A Guide to La Mer Moisturisers

My own experience with the brand began when I picked up a jar of their Soft Cream about 6 years ago. Since then, many formulations and new technology have been introduced within the moisturisers category, and i’ve finally managed to test them ALL!

Currently there’re three favourites I keep in rotation. These are my go-to’s which I constantly turn to when my skin needs extra TLC and moisture.

If you’ve been eyeing the moisturisers and unable to make up your mind on which formula to invest in, I hope my review would be of use to you. The options can be overwhelming if you are new to the brand. I know.

La Mer

The current portfolio of La Mer Moisturisers contain the original Crème de la Mer, Soft Cream, Soft Lotion, Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream and the Moisturizing Matte Lotion.

The latest release (just last month) was the Cool Gel Cream that replaced the Gel Cream. Perfect for summer months and anyone with combination skin.

La Mer Cool Gel Cream

All formulations of the La Mer moisturisers contain the nutrient rich ‘Miracle Broth™’. An ingredient derived from Sea Kelp which was discovered by Dr. Huber (the founder).

This Miracle Broth boasts an array of benefits. Accelerates skin regeneration, nourishes skin, heals and soothes. Over time skin looks radiant, with less visible lines and supple. Overall, younger looking.

Here’s a quick look at some swatches I took, so you get an feel of the texture.

(T-B) Lined up from the lightest to the richest formula.

Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream – A translucent gel that’s cooling up on application. The formula delivers a burst of hydration leaving the skin supple to the touch. Skin immediately looks refreshed and healthy with a light radiant glow.

This formula is ideal for warmer months, humid conditions and anyone with combination skin. I use this as a morning moisturizer. Perfect to be worn under makeup as it hydrates well but doesn’t create an additional oily layer on the skin which could cause makeup to slide off. Suitable for normal, combination and oily skin types.

Moisturizing Matte Lotion – The lightest cream formula of the 5 moisturizers. I find the hydration capabilities similar to the Cool Gel Cream. However in my personal opinion, I would pick a gel moisturiser over matte. I prefer my skin to feel really well hydrated throughout the day. This particular formulation, balances shine and softens the look of pores as it doesn’t create an overly radiant look. Ideal for oily skin types or combination skin. 

Moisturizing Soft Lotion – Provides intense hydration without the heaviness of a thick moisturiser. I would recommend this for day and night for normal or combo skin types. Personally this is my go-to for a night time skincare routine and the convenient pump bottle makes for easy use. The bottle although heavy, I find to be travel friendly as I don’t have to pack a additional spatula! Perfect for normal skin and combination skin.

Moisturizing Soft Cream – Very similar in terms of texture although less runny in comparison to the Soft Lotion. It’s my old favourite.

With prolonged use, skin feels supple and healthy. The overall texture of the skin is improved and noticeably firmer.

This formula is perfect for night time routines if you have normal to dry skin. For the day time I would advice using lesser quantity and making it work. With my combination skin, the Soft Cream wasn’t a suitable option for the day time. Although personally I do enjoy some extra hydration at night, I suspect the rich texture caused a few whiteheads. Therefore hesitate recommending this to anyone with combination skin or tends to have pores that clog easily.

Crème de la Mer – The richest formulation of the 5. More suitable for mature, dry skin as the texture is in fact very rich. I use this mostly in colder climates when my skin gets dry and starts to peel. I ALWAYS pack my mini when I travel, ‘just in case’. It’s great for instant relief for irritated peeling skin and winter weather; also good for hands and elbows or whenever you need some extra moisture. Suitable for dry or mature skin types.

The Cool Gel Cream, Moisturizing Soft Lotion and Soft Cream. The three I rotate in my routine.

Personally the new Cool Gel Cream is my favourite as it’s ideal for combination skin for day time. The hydration level is just right for me and doesn’t feel oily on the skin.

For the nights it’s usually the Soft Lotion or the Soft Cream. These days it’s mostly the Soft Lotion though as my Soft Cream takes a back seat.

Bottom Line

Apart from the positives, I do notice whenever I use the thicker formulations of La Mer, my t-zone starts to clog easily, which brings me to address a question that keeps popping up time and again. Mineral oils???!

The second or third ingredient in every La Mer moisturizer ingredient list i’ve checked contains Petrolatum. Mineral oil. It’s a known ingredient that can cause clogged pores. In an age where skincare is starting to get ‘cleaner’ it’s harder to understand the use of such a filler. My advice is, if you have generally congested skin or skin prone to white heads, possibly pick one of the lighter formulas or look elsewhere. In my experience I do think some of the creams can cause white heads.

The reason I continue to use La Mer even with the mineral oil debate, is because I do notice my skin in better condition while on it. It’s healing and soothing properties make it perfect for sensitive skin like mine, that’s constantly battling redness and irritation.

Have you tried La Mer moisturisers before? I’m keen on hearing your thoughts on this. Please do leave a comment with your experience and which formulation you use, it’d be helpful to others too ❤

Lip Balm Round-Up

Lip balm 2

Testing lip balms has to be one of my favourite things as a blogger. Constantly picking up ‘promising’ lip treats has been my mission in 2017! So finally here’s my thought’s on a few that’s been in rotation.

Chanel – Hydra Beauty Nutrition Nourishing Lip Care

It’s no secret Chanel is all about the ‘luxury experience’, and when they finally released this chic little lip balm a few years ago I decided to grab one. The key ingredient is an extract from the Camellia Flower, a flower closely associated with the house of Chanel. It’s to soothe and coat lips with a waxy formula for instantly hydrated lips.

The balm is mildly scented with a near perfect consistency. Not too heavy or too light, this one’s my everyday go-to in general. Unlike most lip balms in my rotation, it allows flexible use, day or night. Though I find it specially enticing at night just to ensure my lips don’t end up dry from the Air con.

If luxury beauty treats are your vice, this is a perfect addition. Get’s the job done, all the while looking sleek in your makeup bag or vanity top.

Clé De Peau Beauté – Lip Treatment

Unlike most deeply hydrating lip balms, the CPB Lip Treatment comes in the ever so favoured stick packaging. I love this for on-the-go use. Hygienic, nourishing and always in my bag for whenever my lips feel parched.

The formula of this is lighter, doesn’t feel waxy and comes with no noticeable scent. According to the official web site, it’s said to restore plumpness and reduce any peeling.

What I love about this is the consistency is perfect for pre-lipstick application. Of course there are many cheaper lip balms that do this job perfectly well, but I had to try the Clé de Peau one if only for the need to try all things Clé de Peau as a regular user of the brand. Btw, did you notice the pink marble style cap? Sooo cute!

Elizabeth Arden – 8 Hour Lip Protectant

Every beauty editors favourite SOS balm now comes in a travel friendly tin. At first it was the wanderlust inspired packaging that got me. Subsequently, the powers of the tried and tested 8 Hour formula won me over outta the blue. It’s a nourishing, thick oily balm for whenever your lips are going though that dry phase. What I love is that, this classic doesn’t come at a steep price. Keep one in your hand bag, on your bed side table or at office. It’s affordable and gets the job done.

P.S – you can rub in the excess on your cuticles too, this works great as a barrier balm to stop your nails/cuticles from drying out! An inflight staple for me.

Laneige – Lip Sleeping Mask

The Laneige mask is one of those incredible finds over the years. It’s been my best friend when my lips are beyond help and just needs some extra TLC.

Thick, but in a melty, buttery smooth texture, this little gem comes in several mouth watering flavours. It truly does smells DELICIOUS, and I’d say backup worthy.

The hero ingredients that make this balm a winner includes a Berry Mix Complex, berry extracts that contain vitamin C and anti-oxidants to restore lips to their supple state. Secondly, a Moisture Wrap technology that forms a moisturising film to lock in hydration (a mix of hydro ion mineral water, evening primrose root extract and Hunza Apricot extract).

This Sleeping Mask comes in several flavours, and when in doubt, choose Berry (the original). Smells like an absolute DREAM!

La Mer – The Lip Balm

One more beauty editor favourites. This one’s an OG! Infused with La Mer’s patented Miracle Broth, the Lip Balm hydrated DEEPLY and softens any dry flakes to be easily scrubbed off by morning.

It’s the very first luxury balm I ever owned.

As with all things La Mer, the ingredients are designed for anti-ageing and deep hydration. Keeping the lips looking younger by plumping and smoothing. Do you need such an expensive balm? Probably not. But this does work extra hard to keep those lips ultra kissable!

Ettusais – Lip Essence

The most affordable lip choice of the lot, and something i’d recommend to EVERYONE.

Not only does it soothe and soften dry lips overnight. I find this works even better as a lip mask than the Laneige.. A few consecutive nights of this lip oil repairs my lips like no other.

Unscented. Great packaging and handbag friendly.

Bobbi Brown – Extra Lip Tint

I thought i’d include one lip balm that’s also a lip tint. And my favourite is by Bobbi. May not be as popular as the Dior Lip Glow, but this does the exact same thing. But only better (in my honest opinion).

Firstly, I find this provides longer lasting hydration with the same pretty tinted lip effect. Also, keeps the lips emollient even after meals and constant drinking though out the day.

If the sleek white packaging hasn’t swayed you already. I’d assure you it’s one of the best lip treatments you’ll find.

Bottom Line 

Personally I find a use for all of these. They work for me in various situations and as someone who’d perpetually suffering from dry lips, these are saviours and therefore must-haves!

Do you have any balm recommendations that hasn’t made it to this post? Let me know i the comments! I’m always up for trying your suggestions! x

 

New By Terry Baume de Rose Body Scrub, Lip Scrub & Lip Care Crayon | Review

My first entry for January starts with a pretty pink release by luxury french beauty brand, By Terry!

By Terry baume de rose 2018

There’re three new products that were added the existing Baume de Rose family.

Baume de Rose Body Scrub

Baume de Rose Lip Scrub

Baume de Rose Lip Care (crayon)

Apart from the visually pleasing pink packaging, this collection is sure to appeal to all rose lovers. The iconic scent of Baume de Rose is present in all three.

Up first is the exciting new lip care stick and scrub. Beautifully packaged in minimal, stylish pink.

By Terry Lip Care and Scrub

What I love about balm sticks is the convenience of application. No more grubby fingers poking into jars! Therefore hygienic application and also prolonged shelf life. I’m actually surprised By Terry hadn’t thought of launching this earlier.

If you are a fan of the iconic Baume de Rose, this new crayon makes a lovely addition to your handbag. Just as comforting, nourishing with a touch of luxurious Rose flower essential wax & Vitamin E to keep the lips supple all day. The only difference between the original pot and this crayon is the formula is less buttery and thick, which I believe was better as an overnight lip repair treatment. The stick version is more of a light balm that delivers long lasting hydration for day time. It’s colourless and goes on thin which makes it ideal as a pre-lipstick lip perfecter too.

The Lip Scrub is described as an “ultra-gentle scrub that delicately smoothes, refines & beautifies the lips. Super charged with Rose butter, Rose flower essential wax, Rose hip oil & oil extracts of Black Rose & Pastel Rose, it’s sugary rich balm leaves lips hydrated, nourished and more comfortable”.

L- Body Scrub, R- Lip Scrub

By Terry Baume de Rose swatches

The first thing I noticed was that the granules are suspended in a ultra creamy formula and rather sparse. For lips that tend to get extremely flakey, this most certainly will not be getting rid of every single flake. Personally i’d opt for something slightly more gritty with less creaminess for thorough exfoliating.

However, as the description, the smoothing ingredients do soften and nourish the lips for a pillowy pout. Something that would work for regular upkeep and comfort for anyone living in colder and dry weather or just have naturally dry lips that need constant care.

By Terry Baume de rose

Lastly, my favourite product of this launch. The Body Scrub.

It’s no secret i’m addicted to luxury body care. I find myself continuously reaching for products slightly on the higher price range as the ingredients and textures are usually more cosmetically elegant & refined. Basically you are paying more for the ‘experience’.

If you strictly indulge in budget body care, this one’s obviously not for you. But! I do believe, if you read my blog and follow me here, you are more likely a luxury skincare junkie too! Yes?

The consistency and granule size is perfect for a gentle but thorough scrub. The sugar particles don’t feel scratchy or harsh, and leave the skin feeling smooth and velvety after use. My preferred method of use is applying this directly on dry skin and emulsifing by adding some water halfway through. Smells amazing btw and gets the job done!

What’s noticeably special about this formula is that it’s deeply hydrating & nourishing even after rinsing.

Reading the ingredient list I find this includes Rose butter, Rose Hip oil and also Black Rose oil extract just as the lip scrub. All that keeps skin supple and moist & perfect for dry skin and drier weather.

Bottom Line

My top pick of the collection is the Body Scrub! It’s just such a luxurious treat after a long day. Trust, your body will love you for a nice scrub down with some luxurious and skin loving ingredients. Of course, the price is steep. But then again, we are talking expensive ingredients and a product that’s effective and also feels amazing.

The Lip Care Crayon is a good everyday staple. The product works and provides long term hydration. Something I always look for in lip products.

The only product that didn’t live up to expectations was the Lip Scrub. As far as an effective lip scrub goes, my experience was rather underwhelming (even though this is classified as ‘ultra-gentle’ and I should be expecting a softer exfoliation). Basically a lot more granules would be required for this to work on my flaky lips.

Pricing and Availability

Available end February, at Escentials Tangs & Paragon and Sephora (online).

Thank you By Terry Singapore for the samples to try. x

Pricing as follows,

Lip Scrub & Lip Crayon – SGD50

Body Scrub – SGD102