Sponsored Review : Enavose Swiss Glacial Loose Powder SPF 15

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Enavose, a premium beauty brand, launched its debut in Singapore in 2011. With a staunch commitment to being natural and eco-friendly, Enavose’s made-in Switzerland products have already garnered several beauty awards.

Have YOU heard about Enavose?

Before I was approached to do a product review, the brand was completely unknown to me. Upon visiting their web store, I found myself wanting to try almost everything. I have very sensitive skin, so using products that DO NOT contain parabens, SLES, mineral oil and allergenic fragrances is very important to me, and I’m so glad Enavose found me!

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In addition to the Swiss Glacial Loose Powder SPF 15, they were so generous as to send me a travel-sized tube of their Probiotics Exfoliance Gommage since I enquired about the product. They didn’t ask me to review it, but I definitely will in a separate post because I love it and am prepared to purchase the full size. :)

Armed with a new line of cosmetics, Enavose make-up is not just a beautiful collection of imaginative hues and colours, but is also beneficial to your skin. Boosted by Living Skin Elements – a selection of nature’s high-performance actives that breathes life into skin, witness the blossoming of your innate beauty as your skin becomes a radiant canvas made beautiful inside and out.

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The Swiss Glacial Loose Powder SPF 15 is the first star product from Enavose’s makeup range, and believe it or not, it is 50% water! :O

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Typically, loose powders are applied with a makeup brush, right? Well, not this one. The petite, lightweight container is shaped somewhat like a water drop. The moulded “knob handle” makes for easy handling, with the application puff attached to it, it makes for fuss-free application. The puff is removable, making cleaning of the applicator possible. It’d be great if they sold the applicators separately for replacement purposes for those who are well, too lazy to wash and dry the puffs.

But you should always wash your makeup applicators and brushes!

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Immediately upon application, the feeling is simply refreshing! It feels cool, slightly moist, but oddly, you don’t see any water at all. The encapsulated beads of Swiss Glacial Water gradually pop to maintain deep hydration levels from within, your skin’s moisture barrier remains boosted for 24 hours.

The Reflective mineral pigments diffuse light for a smoothing effect on the skin. Irregular skin surfaces and pores become less apparent, skin looks dewy and glows! Honestly I was amazed at the effect the very first time I applied the powder, it also makes your skin look so much better in photos! The powder provides sheer, translucent coverage for a very natural finish and is completely oil free.

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If you enlarge the photo you can see just how fine the powder is, I just dabbed some on my hand so you can see that dewy effect it gives your skin cause I’m not gonna show you my face up close! Cosssssssss… My face is actually going crazy right now. I started peeling a few days back, I want to believe it’s because my skin is regenerating itself after I started using a new (organic) product. I’m not just peeling, I’m also red/pink in certain areas and without anything on my face, my face feels like it’s going to CRACK, but I’m trying to stick it out for a couple more days so it better be worth it.

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You can probably see a couple of spots, the redness on both sides of my nose and forehead, that’s where the skin is most dry and still in the “peeling process”. By today my nose was done peeling, and amazingly, my blackheads seem to have reduced by at least 70%, or so I’d like to think, but anyway I’ll save that for another post maybe. My point is, despite having dry, flaky, irritated skin made a whole lot worse by the haze, Enavose’s Swiss Glacial Loose Powder actually helped, not just in making my skin look smoother, but also in keeping it hydrated. I didn’t feel uncomfortable at all and didn’t need a single touch up all evening.

PS : I didn’t do any spot healing or smoothening effects with photoshop, just so you know I’m not kidding about the effects of the powder. I wanted to do a before after the powder thing but seeing how much “patchy” I looked, I passed.

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I use it as a finishing powder to set my makeup, but you can use it on a bare face if you have no imperfections to hide. It doesn’t create a cakey finish despite the puff application, it practically just… blends in and gives you a magical kind of glow, like magic powder!

Priced at $39.50, the Swiss Glacial Loose Powder SPF 15 comes in a universal shade of Nude Glow that flatters and suits every skin tone.

Now, here are a couple of deals for you! Please note that the store promotions end in a month, whereas the giveaway ends THIS WEDNESDAY, 26th June 2013 so do it quick, okay? :)

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Exclusive Online Deal!

Grab the Swiss Glacial Loose Powder SPF 15 at an exclusive price of $29.90 and receive a complimentary travel-sized Black Tea Quench Mask Worth $29.

Since the haze is keeping most of us indoors, why not make your Enavose purchase from the comfort of your home? With such a fantastic deal, I’m definitely getting one or two for myself! I can’t wait to try the Black Tea Quench Mask cause it has gotten rave reviews!! :)))

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Offer ends Friday, 26th July 2013.

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Enavose Concept Store is located at Suntec City Mall, Tower 3, #02-079/081

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Enjoy an additional $10 off the Swiss Glacial Loose Powder SPF 15 + A Complimentary Mini Makeover! Vouchers are limited so go redeem your vouchers from the link below!

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And that’s not all!

Stand a chance to win 1 out of 3 Swiss Glacial Loose Powder SPF 15 packages!

  1. “Like” Enavose on Facebook

  2. Share this blog post on your profile and tag @Enavose

  3. Cross your fingers and hope you win!

Good luck! Giveaway ends Wednesday 26th June 2013!

Sponsored Review : Hada Labo ES Lotion for Sensitive Skin

If you have sensitive skin, you’ll understand how frustrating it is to try hard to find the perfect skincare range that won’t give you adverse side effects. It’s no fun at all, plus, you might end up wasting lots of money on stuff that your skin might not agree with. I mean, what do you do with hundreds of dollars worth of skin care when your face breaks into a rash after a week?

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Those with sensitive skin should try as far as possible to avoid stuff like mineral oils, fragrance, colorants, preservatives and alcohol in products, and Hada Labo recognises that need. The ES range is formulated with a 5 additive-free formula. That means no alcohol,no fragrance, no colorants, no preservatives and no mineral oils. YAY!

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Like all their other products, the ES series also contains 2 key ingredients, 3 kinds of Hyaluronic Acid (Nano, Super and Normal) that effectively ultra-hydrates even the innermost layer of your skin. The addition of Zinc Gluconate nourishes, conditions and protects sensitive skin from the harsh environment. Zinc also plays an important part in the repairing of our skin. During this period of haze, trust me, we need all the protection we can get to shield our skin from irritants.

This mild ph-balanced formula also helps to strengthen skin barrier function and reduce skin irritation, while keeping skin healthy and beautiful.

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This lotion is a lot more easily absorbed and it really just feels like splashing water on your face. Skin is instantly hydrated and shows no sign of irritation, it also works as a pretty good makeup base for me!

The ES Lotion is definitely my favourite out of all the other Hada Labo products I have tried and reviewed.

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The ES range consists of 4 products, available exclusively at Guardian Pharmacies nationwide!

  • ES Cleansing Foam Wash (160ml) $16.90
  • ES Lotion (170ml) $25.90
  • ES Milk (140ml) $25.90
  • Makeup Remover (150ml) $20.90

So, if you have sensitive skin, you’re not alone! Hada Labo’s complete ES series costs under $90 and it’s all you’ll need.

Print out the voucher below and enjoy $2 off the ES Trial Kit, and make sure you “Like” Hada Labo on Facebook for more information and promotions! :)

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