Is Less More When it Comes to Skincare?

Made popular by Korean celebrities from South Korea, the complex, 10-step skincare routine of layering mists, toners, essences, serums and sealed with a moisturizer, is the new normal. However, using multiple products concurrently can cause clogged pores or irritation, especially for those with sensitive skin. Enter skip-care, a pared-down routine with multi-tasking products that do the heavy lifting, letting you avoid the use of unnecessary products for a simple, yet proper skincare routine. It also minimizes the likelihood of ingredients interfering with each other and reducing efficacy or making each other redundant. Other than saving you time, money and energy, using fewer products with essential ingredients your skin actually needs, still offers your complexion similar benefits as its more complex cousin.

Skip care is a trend that’s been embraced by busy millennials who are always on the go and prefer a minimalist approach when it comes to skincare. Want to hop on the bandwagon? Here’s how to truly embrace the skip-care trend. Ditch your rigorous regimen in favour of a low maintenance skincare routine consisting of the essentials; cleanser, essence or serum, moisturizer and sunscreen. Want even better results? Consider pairing it with a non- or minimally-invasive aesthetic treatment such as neurotoxins, Micro-Focused Ultrasound with Visualisation (MFU-V) or dermal fillers as a targeted, long-lasting solution to help with skin concerns like fine lines, wrinkles and volume loss. Bonus, you’ll see almost immediate results—something topical skincare can’t do—and let’s be real, everyone likes instant gratification.

Skincare

Cleanser: Every solid skincare routine starts with a good cleanser. While it should be doing a basic job of removing dirt and oil from your face, consider picking one that also has brightening or exfoliating properties. Alternatively, you can consider using a micellar water to remove makeup and impurities in one fell swoop. Plus, you don’t even have to rinse after!

Essence or Serum: Next, pick an essence or a serum (a thicker, more concentrated version of an essence) packed with actives such as probiotics, hyaluronic acid, peptides or niacinamide to help fight visible signs of ageing, keep blemishes at bay and skin plump.

Moisturizer: The last step in your skip-care routine, locking in the goodness of your essence or serum of choice, with a moisturizer. For day time, look for a lightweight one that has oil-control properties, contains antioxidants and Vitamin C to protect your skin against pollution and oxidative stress. Better still if you can find one with SPF so you don’t have to apply a separate sunscreen. For night time, you’ll want one that contains Vitamin A to speed up cell turnover rate, ceramides to help maintain the integrity of your skin’s natural moisture barrier, and calming actives such as green tea or chamomile extract to calm any redness and inflammation while you slumber.

Aesthetic Treatments

Dermal Fillers: Get brighter, more hydrated skin with micro injections of hyaluronic acid fillers placed superficially under the skin. Thanks to hyaluronic acid’s ability to hold a 1000 times its molecular weight in water, it behaves like a water reservoir under the skin, retaining moisture for long-lasting hydration and improving skin elasticity. You can also opt for calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) filler which helps to stimulate collagen and elastin production which in the long run improves skin elasticity for more youthful looking skin. Regardless of which dermal fillers you choose, you’ll be able to achieve a supple, smooth and radiant complexion that lasts for several months after a single treatment.

Neurotoxins: As mentioned above, topical skin care can only do so much when it comes to reducing the appearance of visible fine lines. Look to delay wrinkle formation or improve the appearance of existing wrinkles with a neurotoxin. Neurotoxins work by relaxing facial muscles which contract during speech or when you make an expression. Pick a pure zero impurities* to minimize your risk of developing botulinum toxin resistance, which may render future treatments less effective.

Micro-Focused Ultrasound with Visualisation (MFU-V): Last but not least, keep skin lifted and taut with a MFU-V treatment. Targeted shots of micro-focused ultrasound energy are delivered deep into the skin to trigger the body’s natural reparative process, boosting collagen production. Over time, this leads to a skin lifting effect and an improvement in the appearance of visible fine lines and wrinkles on treated areas, which can include the brow, neck or decollate. The best part? The effects usually last for twelve to eighteen months after a single treatment.

Interested in speaking to a professional about which aesthetic treatments can help you achieve naturally glowy skin? Consult our trusted doctors today!

 

*Impurities refer to the presence of complexing proteins, inactive neurotoxin, flagellin and bacterial DNA contaminants.1

Reference: 1. Park JY, et al. Neurotoxin impurities: A Review of threats to Efficacy. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020;8(1):e2627

Here’s Why Your Face Is Considered A Window To Your Soul

Find out how your facial features can say something about you too!

We have come to live in a society where facial attractiveness is a form of social currency. In this day and age where photographs play a key role in everyone’s life in one way or another, we subconsciously place more importance on how we look more than we may like. People tend to turn to behavioural and psychological cues like facial expressions or body language to maintain and develop relationships. From the professional sector to even dating applications, our facial attractiveness can be the gatekeeper in determining how people perceive us and ultimately, how we perceive ourselves.

 

What Your Facial Features Say About You

Physiognomy is highly associated with your facial features and although we know it can’t always be true, society still tends to judge us by our facial features. Not only do your facial features show your personality, but they also help to draw biological conclusions about your character and health. Can we not say that our face is a window to our souls?

 

Your Face is a Canvas and It Is Yours to Own

If you wish to make a great first impression and showcase the confident and beautiful you, explore your options to create your ideal visage. If a fuller lip is what you desire, improve the appearance of your lips with enhancements such as hyaluronic acid fillers with CPM technology to add shape, structure and volume.

With the evolution in aesthetic treatments today, combine it with the next generation Pure Neurotoxin with Zero Complexing Proteins to tackle your lasting frown lines and crow’s feet.  With these enhancements, you can now step out in confidence to showcase all that you’re made of! Always remember to discuss with a medical professional before making your choices.

 

Now, what do you think your facial features say about you?

It’s time to say goodbye to the RBF!

Turn your frown upside down.

Were you ever told that you looked gloomy or vexed, even when you’re not? Many people lament that their resting b-tch face (RBF) makes it hard for them to make friends, and might have even led them to being overlooked for promotions at work. Well, you’re definitely not alone! A RBF is caused by lines between the brows and around the corners of the mouth, which can make you look unapproachable. Uncover how these deep and permanent lines are formed and how to combat them.

 

How Do We Develop Frown Lines?

Essentially, repeated facial movements cause wrinkles to appear and eventually, they make a home, nestling between your brows. When you furrow your brow, scowl or even squint, the muscles under your skin contracts and this leads to the formation of these dynamic wrinkles. Repetitive creasing of skin in the same area then causes the frown lines to deepen over time until it becomes permanent. 

 

How We Can Prevent the Formation Of These Frown Lines?

In this age where we are taught that beauty is correlated to youth, the introduction of minimally aesthetic procedures are here to prove otherwise. If your permanent frown lines are a huge concern, we’ve got a solution for you. Temporarily eliminate frown lines with the next generation Pure Neurotoxin with Zero Complexing Proteins! These neurotoxins are injected to relax the facial muscles between your brows to prevent the formation of dynamic frown lines. By reducing the appearance of these lines, this treatment allows you to achieve a softer and more refreshed appearance.  

 

Wrinkles Around Your Mouth Can Make You Look Unhappy

As we age, we tend to sport nasolabial folds or marionette lines around our mouth. So if you find yourself spending way too much time concealing these lines, it’s time to put a stop to it. Plump up your skin with dermal fillers to lift and reduce the lines around your mouth. Speak to a doctor to find out which treatments best suit your needs. 

 It’s time to say goodbye to your resting b-tch face!

5 Ways to Empower Yourself For That Self-Confidence You Deserve

Always remember you are in control of your own life!

You can’t please everybody, but let’s start with putting ourselves first.

 

Own Your Beauty

Feel good in your skin by recognising what is best for you. Your skin and body is yours to own, so remember to work it!

 

Don’t Let Your Age Define You

With age comes many other indicators like sagging skin, wrinkles or even frown lines. Don’t let that stop us from getting a little help to turn back the clock. In the ever-evolving field of aesthetic medicine, you can now look to eliminate them!

Explore the next generation Pure Neurotoxin with Zero Complexing Proteins to eliminate dynamic wrinkles such as glabellar frown lines between your eyebrows! Developed to reduce the appearance of dynamic facial wrinkles, these neurotoxins are well-tolerated and act on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting.

 

Look Good, Feel Good

When you love yourself, your self-esteem improves, which in turn makes you more confident. Or it can go vice versa. Work on that self-esteem like truly believing that you look stunning before you could even say it. If a perfect smile is what you’ve been dreaming of, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can be your option. By adding soft shape to thin lips or to sculpt lip contours, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers has excellent tissue integration and provide subtle and smooth results while respecting the natural contours of your face. Remember to consult professional advice before making definitive decisions.

 

Practice Self-Acceptance 

Learning how to identify our shortcomings and taking steps to rectify them is part and parcel of the self-acceptance and self-love journey. If your eyebrow is not on fleek and you want a solution for it – don’t be afraid to pursue the perfect arch!

Consider a non-surgical option for lifting the brows! The U.S. FDA-cleared micro-focused ultrasound with visualisation (#mfuv) lifts the eyebrow without the use of needles or injections, for a more open, refreshed look to eyes.

 

Have a Goal

If you know you can be better than where you are at right now, take action! Set goals, take charge of the situation and don’t let the situation take charge of you.

Ready to achieve the selfie-ready look?

Uncover secrets to the perfect selfie.

Let’s face it – we live in a time where our appearances matter way more than we think. Selfies are now not just for “memories”, we take photos for the gram and also to unconsciously shape how we wish for people to view us. Looking en pointe in person is no doubt still important, but our social media feed is just as important too! Here are some ways to up your selfie game.

 

Angles, Angles, Angles

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for this so explore which angle you think works best for your face. You don’t know when a selfie is going to happen, so always be ready!

Some days you just don’t have the time or energy to draw your brows. Forget waking up earlier just to perfect the shape, you now have the U.S. FDA-cleared micro-focused ultrasound with visualisation (#mfuv) non-surgical brow lift treatment to shape your ideal eyebrow arch. Using time-tested ultrasound energy where the treatment can lift your brow non-surgically, you know your eyebrows can be on fleek, always. It’s all about the angles!

 

Allow Your Features to Stand Out

Know your favourite features and learn how to work them! With the help of a little makeup magic, you can transform your not-so-confident favourite features to be the best. If you’re looking for a more long-lasting option without having to go under the knife, opt for hyaluronic acid dermal fillers which are ideal for smoothing and filling lines and wrinkles. By restoring facial volume and skin hydration, you can now look effortlessly beautiful with smooth and subtle results. Always consult trusted doctors to produce your desired results.

Learn your best camera angles and your own angles. Selfies are a form of art, not a competition, so remember to have fun while you’re at it!

4 Internet Beauty Trends That Prove You Can Do Anything To Look Your Finest

From embracing dewy finishes to sexy radiant glows, the internet is an exceptional resource hub for beauty trends.


We’ve seen bizarre beauty trends but the internet has also seen its fair share of lit trends that takeoff instantly. Although we know 2018 was a bad year for eyebrows with the most interesting brow art variations (cue garden brows, halo brows etc), we bring you 4 highly sought after Internet Beauty Trends That Prove You Can Do Anything To Look Your Finest.

 

1. Shimmy to the Shimmer

You don’t have to be at Coachella to need a body luminiser. If you’re on your next beach day out, island vacation or even a girls night out, anyone can slather on this dose of radiant shimmers! These tinted gels lightly hydrate your skin and work to leave a luminous glow glitter that catches the light after application. These body shimmers can actually pump your confidence to work that off the shoulder or halter tops too.

 

2. Lip Glosses Do More than Getting Your Hair Stuck

Out with the matte, powdery makeup looks and in with wet and glossy finishes! This 90s trend is not staying in the 90s and has been creeping its way back into trend. We know Pat McGrath’s lip glosses are the epitome of perfection of glosses, but you can do so much more for a dewy look. Explore glossy eye makeup or dewy foundations and extend the shininess to your skin!

 

3. Non-invasive & Minimally Invasive Procedures Are the New “In Thing”

It’s 2019 and it’s all about looking au naturel. With the impressive offerings of the cosmetic industry, medical aesthetic treatments have evolved and you can now turn to non-invasive or minimallyinvasive treatments for that little boost of self-confidence. US FDA-cleared microfocused ultrasound with visualization #mfuv treatment now allows individuals to lift and tighten the skin naturally—without surgery or downtime. The new generation botulinum toxin with Zero Complexing Proteins relaxes overactive facial muscles to reduce dynamic wrinkles, while dermal fillers restore volume loss to rejuvenate and plump up your skin! No massive tweaks, only little ones to pamper yourself looking like the best.


4. Less is more!

In this rapidly-changing world, the skincare industry has developed a plethora of products to cater to the increasing demand for clearer, supple and youthful skin. But instead of slapping on four or five layers from essences to serums and moisturisers, the industry has quickly adapted. With the emergence of multi-functional beauty products, mass consumers can now skip the sunscreen and instead opt for moisturisers that come with ultraviolet radiation protection (UVA/UVB) or opt for tinted lip balms which moisturise your lips while giving a perfect tint to your lips!

 

Beauty trends vanish as fast as they emerge in the age of the Internet. However, there are many that were made to stay and you know you love it when you keep going back to it. So which trend would you be willing to try? Make your pick!

6 Superfoods to Start Incorporating Into Your Diet for Anti-Aging

You’ve heard the phrase ‘You are what you eat’ – so it’s time to eat right!

 

1. Avocado

We promise you that all the rave amongst millennials with this uprising superfood is definitely worth it. Jam-packed with inflammation-fighting fatty acids and antioxidants, they promote smooth and supple skin while boosting your immune system. The high content of vitamin A in avocados can aid in shedding dead skin cells which can result in glowing skin.

 

2. Dark Chocolate

Yes, we assure you that you can age gracefully with dark chocolate. Cocoa beans have been proven to be rich in antioxidants and contain “flavanols” which absorb UV radiation. Hence you can look to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun while snacking on a healthier option than your usual chocolates.

 

3. Collagen Protein

Fun fact: Your skin is your biggest organ (if you didn’t already know). It only deserves to be fed the best to feel the best. Including collagen-rich foods or supplements in your diet can help to slow down the process of ageing and improve skin elasticity. Alternatively, certain biostimulatory dermal fillers can also help hold back the years by boosting the natural production of collagen for a more refreshed appearance.

 

4. Sweet Potato

This tasty treat can serve to kick those smile lines and wrinkles to the curb. Rich in Vitamin A, sweet potatoes can contribute to youthful skin by revitalising collagen production. Simply add them to your diet by baking it or whip up a sweet potato toast topped with some smashed avocados!

 

5. Sesame Seeds

We’re not talking about your McSpicy burgers sandwiched between sesame seed buns, we’re talking about sprinkling them over delectable salads or poké bowls! Benefitting you down to the bones, sesame seeds are known to be full of goodness like calcium and iron which can also retain skin moisture.

 

6. Nuts

We all know the never-ending health benefits nuts serve to offer. These nutty goodies are also rich in Vitamin E which help to retain skin moisture and repair tissues. Not to mention, Hhyaluronic Aacid fillers are great alternatives that aid in skin hydration and double up to restore facial volume too. Do nut say we didn’t tell you!

5 Best Beauty Routines To Incorporate In Your Skincare Regime

Transform your skin from nay… to yay!

 

1. Scrub-a-Dub-Dub Away

The first step to smooth, supple skin is – exfoliation! Whip out your exfoliators because everyone needs to remove those dead skin cells and dirt that are possibly accumulated through your daily routine. By exfoliating, your skin will be able to easily absorb moisturisers and other skincare products. However, don’t overdo it. Exfoliate only 2 to 3 times a week for a smoother and cleaner skin surface. It’s about time to get that gunk off your face!

 

2. Look No Further Than Your Hands

Who knew your fingers can be your best tool? Circle clean fingers from your forehead to your temples to relieve the pressure off those facial muscles. With the evolution in aesthetic treatments today, you might also want to consider US-FDA Approved Next Generation Pure Neurotoxin with Zero Complexing Proteins to tackle your lasting frown lines. You don’t want to look constantly angry… even when you’re gleeing in happiness!

 

3. Fill-ing Your Best

As we age, the loss of skin hydration becomes inevitable. And you’ve probably heard every beauty YouTuber incessantly telling you to drink tons of water. Hyaluronic acid, however, can be your next secret to lasting moisturised skin. Hyaluronic acid Dermal fillers (or HA Dermal fillers in short) do a great job in restoring deep hydration as they are uniquely developed and formulated to rejuvenate your complexion while improving your skin’s firmness, and elasticity.  If you aren’t sold, we are!

 

4. Chin Up!

There is no denying that healthy skin is built from the inside out. Chewing gum can definitely aid in toning facial muscles. But what about the double chins? This is where non-invasive treatments come to the rescue! Introducing to you an US FDA-cleared microfocused ultrasound-based skin tightening device with visualisation #mfuv which delivers collagen-boosting treatment to help you achieve that knife-like jawline.

 

5. Plump it up!

As much as Drunk Elephant’s Retinol Cream has been so highly raved, opting for HA Dermal fillers could solve those problematic wrinkle woes of yours too! With minimal downtime, and results lasting a year or more, you can rid those worries of your excessive “smile lines” or nasolabial folds. It’s time to correct those smile lines and saggy skin on your face to achieve your desired youthful look!

7 Beauty Trends That Withstand The Test of Time

The beauty industry is always driven by what’s the next big trend or what’s currently in style. Here’s a list of evergreen beauty trends to keep up with, whether you’re a beauty enthusiast or a budding beauty entrepreneur!

 

Inclusiveness of Colour for Makeup Products & Aesthetic Treatments

In a worldwide awakening to be more globally inclusive, the beauty industry has seen an increase of beauty products for people of colour (POC). We’re talking about MAC Cosmetics’ Studio Fix, Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty and Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kits. With 40 different shades ranging from dark to fair, Fenty Beauty even managed to find some extra shade to throw at brands who  have always been mostly catering to fair skin people.

 

Skin treatment for women of colour is now more accessible, thanks to advancement in technology. Aesthetic procedures have been around for decades, but many of the most popular ones—such as laser treatments for faces haven’t been an immediate option for people of colour because they target pigment or emit pulses of energy/heat that may cause hyperpigmentation and scarring in medium and dark skin tones. With the movement towards non-invasive and minimally-invasive treatments that cater to more skin colours, beauty is made possible for everyone!

 

Product Transparency Becoming The Norm

We’ve all become intrinsically aware of the lasting repercussions that products have on our precious skin. Being “#woke” about products is important, but knowing what goes into the products used on your face is more than a trend. It’s a lifestyle. Knowing what goes into your body like dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid – a natural component of your skin, definitely reassures one when considering such treatments.

 

Aesthetic Treatments Becoming Commonplace

Ever since the 16th century, adjusting the human body to suit beauty standards has been the norm. From foot-binding in China to neck rings worn by women of the Kayan people in Myanmar, beauty has been achieved at a great cost.

The days of medieval practices are now gone! However, we can’t escape the signs of aging, but we can definitely do something to reduce it. For example, prescription medications such as the next generation Pure Neurotoxin with Zero Complexing Proteins can help smoothen or soften facial wrinkles..

 

Organic Is Gold

Considering how much time and effort are needed to keep one’s body strong and healthy, using and consuming chemical-free products certainly put one’s mind at ease. If you’re afraid that this trend might die off soon, worry not as there will always be a niche segment of the population that are always actively finding vegan/organic products for their health benefits.

 

Going Au Naturale

Harking back to ancient Egypt, there are legends that tell of Cleopatra VII Philopator bathing in donkey milk daily for her complexion. How true? We may never find out. However, the idea of using natural products to maintain youthful still survives to date. Alternatively, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are an ideal solution for smoothing wrinkles, restoring facial volume and rehydrating the skin. Best part of all, it maintains normal movement, facial expressions and feels natural to the touch!

 

Moisturise And Rub The Wrinkles Away

Keeping your skin hydrated with moisturising lotion or creams has undoubtedly been a good way to chase away facial wrinkles. Unfortunately, the effects of daily moisturising lotions on your skin may not be long-lasting. With minimally-invasive hyaluronic acid fillers, you may now maintain the smoothness and plumpness of your skin for a longer period of time, with minimal downtime. Hyaluronic acid fillers do a great job in  restoring lost volume in specific  areas of the  face, providing an instant lift and effectively treating moderate to severe wrinkles and folds.  Now that’s a beauty secret we’re looking for!

 

Water, Water And More Water

Often underestimated, staying hydrated helps your body to flush out toxins, keeping you looking fresh and glowy. If you’re consuming all that water with no promised glow, don’t be afraid to ask for a little help from your trusted aesthetic professional.

Get The Effortless No-Makeup Makeup Look

It’s weird – but it’s not. We want to wear makeup without looking like we are wearing it. The “no makeup” makeup look is essentially the bare minimum that we are willing to go when it comes to covering up our flaws with makeup. And, with the help of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, there are far fewer insecurities and flaws to worry about.

So, to achieve this look, it’s more about focusing on how you put it on rather than the amount of products you are layering on your face. Follow these steps to nail that “no makeup” makeup look.

Prep Your Skin
To create a natural-looking complexion, you could forego foundation or apply just a thin layer of tinted moisturizer. Just make sure that you use a gentle exfoliant and moisturizer to prepare your skin a night before. Use a tiny bit of concealer to help cover redness, blemishes or dark circles. You can apply a light translucent powder in your T-zone if you want it to be shine-free or do not use power at all, so your skin looks as if it is glowing naturally.

Fill In Your Eyebrows
Making them fuller can add a youthful touch to your look. Use a brow pencil that is one shade lighter than your natural eyebrow color to fill in the bare spots. Then, comb with a spooly brush.

Eyeshadow
If you choose to go with eyeshadow, go for a softer and natural shade. What you want to do here is highlight your eyes to bring a touch of definition to your crease.

Brighten Your Look With Mascara
This is the quickest and easiest way to brighten your eyes and show off that natural sparkle. Curl the lashes, and then add a single or double coat of mascara to the top lashes. If you must – apply a very light coat to the bottom lashes to avoid spidery lashes.

Go Nude With Your Lips
To nail this look, you should only use natural lip colors that are either closest to your lips or one shade brighter. You may also use a lip pencil in a nude shade to outline them. Blend the color inward and finish up with a lip balm for longer-lasting color.