Guerlain Abeille Royale, Art of Skin Deep for Nourishing and Radiant Glow

I spent my weekend with Guerlain to find more surprises from them and it was a get together for a few of their consumers. From this get together, I learned about Guerlain Abeille Royale skin care range as well as Guerlain Christmas 2014 Makeup Collection, Un Soir A L’Opera.

Guerlain Jose Luis and Adrian

For this occasion, Guerlain had flew in their International Makeup Artist, Jose Luis Yuve who it’s his first time in Malaysia and our Malaysia Guerlain Trainer, Adrian Sin. Jose Luis Yuve was borned in Uruguay, who studied sculpture and his shifted his passion over to makeup in his earlier years. The session begun by Adrian Sin whereby to showcase Guerlain Abeille Royale skincare range.

Before I go into the skincare, let’s have a brief idea about Guerlain Abeille Royale skincare from the video above. During this session, we are encourage to experience the difference and benefit of the skincare. I was skeptical as I have just recovered from laser treatment that was done a week before.

Guerlain Abeille Royale

Image Courtesy of Beauty Almanac

‘Bee products are some of the world’s most effective natural healing substances. Guerlain Research has extracted their active power to create Abeille Royale: a skincare programme with Pure Royal Concentrate that stimulates the key mechanisms in the healing process within the skin* to continuously help to repair wrinkles and loss of tissue firmness (*In vitro test).’

Guerlain Abeille Royale Preparing Toner

Guerlain Abeille Royale Preparing Toner

‘Derived from the exceptional repairing power of bee products, this toner prepares the skin to optimise the wrinkle-correcting and firming action of Abeille Royale skincare. The skin seems stimulated from within: reshaped and smoothed, it glows with youthfulness. Its fresh and creamy texture delivers plumping softness to the skin.

According to Instrumental tests: wrinkles and fine lines smoothed from the very first month.
Women are convinced*:
- For 94% of them, the toner leaves the skin softer
- For 91% of them, the toner leaves the skin suppler

*Satisfaction test, 32 women, results after 1 month’s twice-daily use’

A very light and refreshing toner that helps to balance skin moisture. Of course, there is a hint of honey scent to it and this is to apply over cleansed skin with facial cotton. For an extra boost, this toner can be applied on it’s own by warming it in between palms and pat it over the skin.

*tips – always warm the product for it to melt for better absorbency and effectiveness.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Eye Care

Guerlain Abeille Royale Up-Lifting Eye Care

‘Derived from the exceptional repairing power of bee products, this eye care helps to repair visible signs of ageing and fatigue in the eye area. It smoothes wrinkles and fine lines, and lifts and firms the eye contour. Combatting puffiness and dark circles, it illuminates areas of shadow. The eyes appear visibly younger, as if lifted.

Lifting effect: 91%*
- On the upper eyelid: anti-slackening action: 88%*
- On the eye contour: firmed contour: 84%, smoothed contour: 88%*
- On the lower eyelid: dark circles fade away: 75%, decongesting effect: 84%, more rested eyes: 88%*

*Satisfaction test, 32 women, 1 month after twice-daily application’

This eye cream can also be applied over the makeup for quick fatigue relief. Even with eye cream, we do need to warm up the product in between fingers before applying them. To use this eye cream, Adrian recommend to gently pat the product in from outer corner of the eyes towards inside then over the eye lid. Repeat the steps until the eye cream is fully absorbed into your skin.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Face Treatment Oil

Guerlain Abeille Royale Face Treatment Oil

‘Born from the exceptional repairing power of bee products, the cooling treatment oil, a concentrated elixir of specific honeys, instantly promotes firmness when massaged into the skin. The skin is invigorated, toned and perfectly sculpted.’

There is a misconception over oil based products. Though I have oily skin, there are times I love face oil treatment like this as they are nourishing and provide so much more nutrition for the skin to glow and increases skin radiance. This oil has a sweet scent of honey and the texture is light and runny. To apply this, Adrian shared a specific application to enjoy the benefit of this oil.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Face Treatment Oil Massage

  1. With both palms, warm the product and place your palm over the face. Gently cover your skin with the oil.
  2. Place your fist over your cheek and move it upwards with firm circular motion. This motion helps to stimulate the muscles to improve skin firmness.
  3. Using the bottom of the palm, start from the chin and work your way towards the ear. Then at the sides of the nose towards the ear. This motion helps to tighten skin.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Repairing Honey Gel Mask

Guerlain Abeille Royale Repairing Honey Gel Mask

‘Bees produce some of the world’s most effective natural healing substances. Guerlain has extracted the exceptional repairing* power of bee products to create this gel-textured honey mask which leaves the skin plumped up and exceptionally smooth right from the first application. Skin recovers its density and appears more nourished after each application.
*In vitro tests on ingredients

Instantly bluffing results:

The skin is moisturized*: 6h, +24%
The skin is smooth**: -15% of wrinkles
* Measure of the instantly moisturizing
** Measure of the instantly smooth effect

Women note extraordinary results on their skin’s quality just after the first use and after 1 month ***:’

We were told to apply a thick layer of this mask, my skin would be more than just happy as they are in recovery stage and thirst for more moisture. I applied this mask twice and my skin absorbed them so quickly as though I did not apply anything over my skin. It doesn’t feel sticky or oily at all. Some may experience tingling sensation as the product is working it’s way deep into your skin. I like this mask very much especially when it has been kind to my sensitive skin and no oily residue.

Isn’t this something new to learn from just Guerlain skin care? I will continue on Guerlain Christmas 2014 Makeup Collection, Un Soir A L’Opera in my next post as there is much more to learn from Jose Luis. He is informative, charming, funny and approachable. Remember to check over my next post!

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Garnier DuoClean Whitening + Pore Minimizing Duo Foam, Brightens But Inadequately Over The Pores

Anything to minimize pores is just right for me since I have enlarged pores over my cheek area and to avoid further more to come all over my face. I had high hopes when I had the opportunity to try Garnier Duo Clean Whitening + Pore Minimizing Duo Foam.

Garnier DuoClean Whitening + Pore Minimizing Duo Foam

‘Cleanse away both enlarged pores and dullness with this brightening and pore-minimising cleanser. Enriched with White Rice and Black Rice Extracts, Duo Clean Rice Power helps reveal soft, smooth and fairer-looking skin while minimising the appearance of large pores.

White Rice Extract: helps to nourish the skin deeply and stimulates cell renewal, giving you refined and soft skin, Known for it’s antioxidant and anti-tyrosinase properties.
Black Rice Extract: helps to brighten up your skin tone’
Garnier DuoClean Whitening + Pore Minimizing Duo Foam 2

The Duo Clean range comes in two types, one would be whitening + pore minimizing and another is whitening + oil control. The one I have here is whitening + pore minimizing. It comes in a squeeze tube, standing tall where it dispenses at the bottom.

Garnier DuoClean Whitening + Pore Minimizing Duo Foam Texture

Alright, on the close-up the foam texture does not look pretty and I was surprised that I did not get the duo tone as described. Over the time after a few usage, I could see two tone when freshly dispense it. It foams up easily and it’s color is a hint of grey.

Garnier DuoClean Whitening + Pore Minimizing Duo Foam Before & After 4 Weeks

Yup, I have tried it for a month to test out if it works for me. I noticed that my skin became brighter over the four weeks. It helped very much especially in reducing those acne marks. However, I do find that it didn’t help much in reducing my skin oiliness because I still tend to get oily easily and pores remaining the same. I am still having the same amount of blackheads as before.

Garnier DuoClean Whitening + Pore Minimizing Duo Foam Before & After

 Let’s look at the before and after using the cleanser. It did helped on the acne marks (especially chin area) really but it didn’t really help much in controlling oil and minimizing the pores.

Above all…

I do find that this is more towards as a whitening cleanser as it didn’t work much for me in controlling oil and pore minimizing. My skin became brighter and this cleanser did help to reduce the appearance of acne marks. Using the cleanser doesn’t dry out my skin as I do not feel any tightness after cleansing. It didn’t help much with pore minimizing and oil controlling hence it did not reduce much blackheads either.

Retail Price: MYR14.50 (80ml), MYR7.50 (40ml)

Availability: Nationwide leading pharmacies, super/hyper markets and selective departmental stores

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PROs:

  • Helps to brighten skin
  • Cleanse without stripping skin moisture

CONs:

  • Does not reduce pore size
  • No oil controlling properties
  • Does not reduce skin oiliness, still have quite a bit of blackheads

My Rating: 3/5

 

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This cleanser was provided for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

New Beauty Trend by CLIO Salon De Cara, Korea First Salon Brush Mascara Launched in Malaysia

One of Korea’s most innovative and top cosmetic brand, CLIO has officially introduced their new mascara invention incorporated with salon technology and formula, Salon de Cara – Korea’s first Salon Brush Mascara. This mascara has been launched in Korea, China, Vietnam, US and now in Malaysia just last week.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch

The launch took place at Watsons Store in Pavilion, started with three models coming through from the above escalator parading Salon de Cara.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch Models

In Korea, CLIO received overwhelming response and was endorsed by Sandara Park from 2NE1. Salon de Cara comes in three different types hence three models showcasing them.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch Ribbon Cutting

The launch was poised by Ms Jace Tan, Director of Asian Beauty Corner Sdn Bhd, Mr Kulvinder Birring, Managing Director of Watson’s Personal Care Store, Ms Caryn Loh, General Manager Trading Watson’s Personal Care Stores and Mr Andy Ho, Director of Andy Ho Haute Coiffure.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch Hair Demo

A demo was performed  by Ken, Senior Hair Stylist from Andy Ho Haute Coiffure in conjunction to the ‘salon’ concept from Salon de Cara during the launch.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch 2NE1 Sandara Park
Salon de Cara will be providing an ease for our makeup junkies with volumising, ultra-curl and long lash effect to set natural looking eye lashes. Salon de Cara uniqueness includes,

  • First salon style brush mascara in Korea adopting salon technology
  • Salon oriented formula volume effect
  • Waterproof coating that will easily wash off without irritation
  • Salon ingredients using ceramide and Argan Oil, which provides strong moisturizing treatment to prevent eye lashes from being damaged.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch Mascaras

Salon de Cara comes with three different types and you can simply identify them from it’s neon tube colors.

Roll Brush Cara (Curling x Volume)

With ultra-fine roll and network of resilient curl of imposed from hair perm setting. Roll Brush Cara gives you the gorgeous volume of “C” curl, perfect long lasting effect and smudge-free.

Hair Roll Cara (Volume x Volume)

With a 15mm cylindrical roller brush, just like hair rollers. Hair Roll Cara gives you the complete volumise eyelashes and oriented light volume formula from Ballon Hallow Powder.

Finger Brush Cara (Long Lash x Volume)

Feel of the professional artist finger of 228 finger brushes, sticky wax in the 5mm cellulose fiber helps maximize your lash volume. Finger Brush Cara gives you the neat, dramatic long and stunning eyelashes effect.

Salon de Cara is now available in Watsons Store nationwide retailing at MYR65.90 each. For the latest fuzz buzz over CLIO, give them a like over their Facebook below.


 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Giveaway: Miacare CONFiDENCE, Time To Jingle O’ Bells!

Christmas is not far away, here I’d like to share a giveaway with you! Not long ago, I have reviewed miacare confidence lenses and shared how comfortable they are. You’ll get the chance to try this lenses by participating this giveaway!

Miacare Confidence Silicone Hydrogel Color Daily Soft Contact Lens In Box

‘With the expertise and resources of BenQ Materials, a leading optical materials manufacturer in Taiwan, miacare brings to you the world’s first and only EautraSilTM Hydrophilic Silicone Technology and silicone hydrogel contact lenses – kicking off a new era of comfortable and healthy contact lens wear for your eyes.’

3 Sets of miacare CONFiDENCE to be given away!

I will be selecting 3 winners and each winner will be given 1 set (2 boxes).

How To?

Step One: Like my Facebook page below

Step Two: Like miacare Facebook below

Step Three: Email me at traclyn@lavoguefemme.com, a photo of your creative shot of why you want miacare lenses in related with Christmas and all your photos will be shared in my Facebook page. Top three most creative photo will be selected as winners!

 Terms & Conditions

  • Open to all Malaysia residents, participants who is aged 18 below will have to seek for parent’s permission
  • Only one photo per participant and only original photo by participant. Strictly no spamming.
  • For serious participants only who sincerely care to support all beauty knowledge in LaVogueFemme.com, not to only aim for freebies.
  • Winner will be selected based on their creativity in their comments and will be announced in my Facebook.
  • Giveaway ends on 19 December 2014 at 11:59pm (Malaysia time).
  • Winners will also be notified through email, please do respond in 48 hours to avoid prize being forfeited.

Miacare Confidence Silicone Hydrogel Color Daily Soft Contact Lens - Traclyn Yeoh

Good luck & all the best!


 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh