Porcelain's Intensive - HA+ Hydrating Serum is powerpacked with 4 complexes: Deep Moisture, Anti-Ageing, Sensitive, and Anti-Acne

Porcelain's Intensive - HA+ Hydrating Serum is powerpacked with 4 complexes: Deep Moisture, Anti-Ageing, Sensitive, and Anti-Acne

There, we’ve said it. The HA+ Hydrating Serum is the first of Porcelain’s new Intensive line of products, and we made it for the clients who inspired us to curate amazing ingredients into four specific complexes. Four, to help clients from all walks of life enjoy a hydrating serum that would be suitable for any skin type, any age, and any climate. But it took two years before we were ready to unveil it to the world.

The serum was first launched internally — as with any other product we have to ensure it works – before being sold in-store. Like Pauline said during our media launch just the 3rd of May, we run a tight ship with our products.

Porcelain's Intensive - HA+ Hydrating Serum is designed for anyone at any stage of their anti-ageing regime

Credits: Wear Oh Where

“Does this product deserve a space on your shelf?” 

We took two years to be able to say, hell yeah!

So here’s the story we wanted to share that we feel is more important than any blow-by-blow sales talk. Because hey, you can read that here. Instead, let’s talk about the story behind the HA+ Hydrating Serum. 

And that’s really our clients’ stories that we’re sharing. Every day, our clients talk to us. It goes beyond “How’s your day?” – beyond skin deep. Many tell us they have oily skin (but they’re really just dehydrated). A few struggle with how to properly moisturize dry skin.  The ultimate question that triggers our brainstorming frenzy:

“I can’t find anything out there that works for me; do you have a solution?”

The truth is, there are many incredible products out there with great anti-ageing benefits, or hydration, or acne control. And that was when it hit us – the keyword is “or”. There is a plethora of products in the market that specifically focus on just one or two main skin concerns. For example, there are many rich creams. Plenty that contain hyaluronic acid. Even more with ingredients that help boost collagen levels… But how many anti-ageing products had more benefits than just plumping up wrinkles? How many could be used by certain people that provide the benchmark of it being suitable for anyone and everyone – people with sensitive or even acneic skin?

Porcelain's Intensive - HA+ Hydrating Serum is designed for anyone at any stage of their anti-ageing regime

“What gap are we trying to fill here?”

With that, out popped our latest flagship product, the HA+ Hydrating Serum – specially designed not just for anti-ageing and hydration, but also to combat acne (with good bacteria) and soothe and even heal sensitive skin. A product to fill out all that the “Ors” couldn’t – to fill the gap that our clients helped us realize was there.


To you.
 

Shop the NEW HA+ Hydrating Serum at www.ShopPorcelain.com now

 

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#BAREWITHME: Viola Tan on Vulnerability

#INSIDERNEWS – #BareWithMe Campaign 2018

#DearPauline: Our Very Own Beauty Column!

Stay True and #StayHAdrated,

 

 

 

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The mid-day sheen on my face was the bane of my existence, before I joined the Porcelain team. The oil made me look that much more unprofessional before the final interview, less attractive before the important date, less… me. That said, I’ve since learnt to be more confident in my own skin (literally and figuratively), and I’ve also learnt why my forehead’s constantly shiny when my skin’s supposedly dehydrated (not dry)!

I’ve also learnt that my guilty pleasure of washing my face to get rid of the oil and gunk in the middle of the day is completely okay – amongst other things. So here’s answering a question we got on our latest #DearPauline column with MTV VJ Hanli Hoefer:

 


Would you recommend a mid-day facial cleanse for a person whose job requires extended physical activity throughout the day?

– @gadfitsgp


 

The answer is yes – just do it the right way.

 

TIP 1. MID-DAY CLEANSING:
THE ONE THAT MOST THINK MIGHT BE WRONG, BUT IS ALRIGHT

It’s not really a matter of when, but how you wash your face. Use a hydrating, sulphate-free cleanser that doesn’t strip your skin of its natural moisture. This helps refresh your skin while replenishing it with moisture, so it’s less likely to think it’s too dehydrated and produce oil as a result. Go on with that mid-day cleanse, now!

TIP 2. TONING & MOISTURISING RIGHT AFTER:
THE ONE THAT MOST MISS OUT, BUT SHOULDN’T:

After the mid-day wash, remember to reapply your moisturiser and sunscreen afterwards. You’d done it once in the morning, so there’s no reason to skip it now. You’d washed off not just the oil, but the moisturizer and sun protection you previously had on as well. It’s not okay to miss out on this step.

Opt for an alcohol-free, moisturizing emollient that contains natural oils like jojoba or rose. Alcohol dries the skin – and we know what happens then…

TIP 3. BLOTTING:
THE ONE THING MOST PEOPLE DO, BUT ISN’T OKAY

Credits: Into the Gloss

We’re all guilty of this one. Blotters look really gross after they’ve been on our faces, but the more saturated they are with oil, the deeper the pleasure it secretly gives us. But that’s just one more thing I’ve learned. Blotters take away the oil but to compensate for that, your skin starts pumping out more. Often, this leads to clogged pores and acne – the very things we were trying to avoid. Powdered blotters are even more criminal because the powder not only clogs pores, but pushes the dirt and excess oil deeper in.

Blotters are marketed as a quick-fix, and while they’ll give you 5 minutes of gratification, they don’t help to fix the real root of the issue. What you need is to regulate your sebum and pH levels, which are processes that happen beneath the skin’s surface.

Instead, help yourself to that mid-day cleanse. Just remember Tips 1 & 2 to make sure you’re helping, rather than harming, your skin!

Stay True,

 

 

 

 


 

WAIT, WHAT’S #DEARPAULINE?

Think “Aunt Agony”, the advice column for personal problems, except “#DearPauline” is our version of a personal BEAUTY advice column! We will have it up on WearOhWhere for just 3 months and the first is up here! Like our #BareWithMe campaign and in collaboration with the amazing Wear Oh Where, we collaborate with different women from all walks of life and our first installment of #DearPauline (with Hanli Hoefer) is up now.

Hanli Hoefer

Image credits: Wear Oh Where

When we began our #BareWithMe and #DearPauline journey with WearOhWhere, we were sure we might encounter roadblocks along the way. After all, vulnerability and baring it all aren’t concepts many would be comfortable with – and on social media at that. Through having honest conversations with women who are influential in their own ways, we hoped to inspire the average, everyday lady to similarly gain the courage and open up to share their own stories. To reveal the most real you and to find beauty in that — and in others’ truest selves. And today? We’re 3 stories in: Botanical artist Lucinda Law, MTV VJ Hanli Hoefer, and now, co-founder of Love, Bonito, Viola Tan — who really hits the nail on the head. She sums up a large part of our purpose in rolling this project out:

“When we are willing to show that we are human and stop trying to appear “perfect”, when we open up about our struggles, we might just be helping someone else find strength in their vulnerability.”

Credits: Wear Oh Where

Opening up with us, Viola shares insight after powerful insight. A personal favourite?

“If you tie your happiness to another person’s appraisal of you, you’ll never be happy.”

She also divulges her idea of a safe space, what introversion means to her, and an assortment of quotes that lent her strength in times when all seemed lost. She even shares her quick tip for jetlag and a hangover – something we can’t say we condone, but we’ve all had those!

When we started this campaign, we weren’t too sure how it would pan out. But we’ve experienced nothing less than extremely genuine, personal stories and candid moments of laughter. Behind the powerful, public personas that most see, our 3 women really are more human than we might have thought. It was a humbling experience to read their stories where they bared what they could in the short time we had with them. And we invite you to do the same.

If you’d like to be a part of our #BareWithMe campaign, simply hop on our bandwagon and share one thing which you feel grateful for today, and why, here. To thank you for sharing, we have a little something special for you — one 60-minute OxyReviveTM facial treatment with us (worth S$212.93) + our absolute favourite Soothe — Deep Hydrating Lotion (120ml, worth S$69) — to give away at the end of the month.

Oh, and Viola’s word for 2018?

Courage.

Read our latest #BareWithMe episode here.

Other Related Reads:

Catch up with our previous #BareWithMe and #DearPauline interviews with Lucinda Law and Hanli Hoefer too.

#INSIDERNEWS – #BareWithMe Campaign 2018

#DearPauline: Our Very Own Beauty Column!

#BareWithMe – Guilty Pleasures Are Okay. Really.

 

Stay True and Bare with Me,

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve kicked off our first #DearPauline beauty column with some really good questions. For those of you who don’t yet know, we’re working together with WearOhWhere for this column from now till June, in a very genuine effort to help those of you with skincare woes. We’d covered these concerns on Porcelain Exposé before, so here are a few questions we’d garnered that we can quickly share additional tips for!

My skin has been looking dull and tired lately. What’s the best way to get a glow and rejuvenate my skin? I’d love to know some handy tips and tricks!

This is a question we regularly get! We’d just finished a series of #GetYourGlowOn stories in time for Christmas last year, but there’s no reason you can’t apply these tips all year long. Read these handy entries to find out how easy it is to get fresh, radiant skin.

#GetYourGlowOn: 5 Skin Tips to Revive Dull-Looking Skin In Time For X’mas

#GetYourGlowOn: Rescue & Restore: 4 Steps to Restore Glow to Post-Holiday Skin

Credits: Babe & Beauty

Recently, my skin has gotten very easily irritated and reddish. Is there a way I can make them disappear as quickly as possible?

Two common skin concerns Asians face with our tropical climates are redness and sensitivity. There could be many contributing factors like hormones, a change in climate, excessive laser / chemical peels, etc., but how do we fix it? Aloe Vera is an excellent option but be sure to find stabilised Aloe Vera in high concentrations for maximum benefits. You might also need to update your home-care regime — to eliminate products that may contain Retinol (Retin-A), Glycolic Acid, and Sulphates. Last but not least, it’s best to hydrate skin with a good, non-comedogenic moisturizer.

The fastest fix would be to go for a facial!

Read more about sensitive skin here, and how our signature Sun Rescue treatment could be a godsend for such cases. Another option would be Red LED with Oxygen Spray with a Hydrating Concoction – consider our award-winning OxyRevive treatment.

Credits: Kale and Caramel

Is it wise to make those “well known” DIY face masks? Can such masks make any difference at all to our faces?

That’s a really relevant question which MTV VJ Hanli brought up as well in our February column!

Using natural ingredients requires proper preparation. There’s a risk of bacterial infection and, in worst-case scenarios, allergies. Professionally-prepared products have the hard work done for you – for example, 60 roses are needed to derive just one drop of rose oil. These then go through various processes to be “transformed” into molecules that the skin can readily absorb. We have treated a case of skin-burn caused by direct application of lemon juice, so we are extremely careful about doling out DIY advice. We reckon finding a skincare specialist whose advice you can trust might be a much better alternative!

We’ve gathered a few more questions than these and will be posting a few more dedicated entries for these over the next week or two. Stay tuned and in the meantime, keep the questions coming and you might walk away with an OxyReviveTM treatment (U.P. $212.93) and our Soothe – Deep Hydrating Lotion (U.P. $69)!

 

 

 

 


 

WAIT, WHAT’S #DEARPAULINE?

Think “Aunt Agony”, the advice column for personal problems, except “#DearPauline” is our version of a personal BEAUTY advice column! We will have it up on WearOhWhere for just 3 months and the first is up here! Like our #BareWithMe campaign and in collaboration with the amazing Wear Oh Where, we collaborate with different women from all walks of life and our first installment of #DearPauline (with Hanli Hoefer) is up now.

Hanli Hoefer

Image credits: Wear Oh Where

 

Are you a frequent traveller? Your favourite airline might be thanking you with miles but your skin might not be as grateful. When you’re jet-setting around the world for work, caring for your skin might feel like the lowest on your list of priorities. How should you care for your skin when you’re constantly on the go? A client recently asked us this, and we’re here to share the care for those of you who have the same question.

TIP #1: ON THE PLANE – PUT A MASK ON, BUT DON’T FALL ASLEEP

I’m a fan of this one. It really doesn’t matter if I look stupid on the plane ride there. I just need to look like I snuggled in at a plush bed the night before instead of having made a red-eye flight, right? Nobody has to know. On your flight to The Business Destination, slip on a deeply hydrating mask to help boost tired, dull-looking skin.

But don’t fall asleep with it! Keep it on for a max of 20 minutes, or osmosis will draw all the moisture back out of your skin into the mask when it’s paper dry.

Read also: Skincare For A Long Flight

TIP #2: BACK IN YOUR HOTEL: CLEANSE, NO MATTER HOW BUSY YOU ARE

Credits: Bustle

There really isn’t a quick fix for this. Double cleansing is one of the most fundamental, important steps in skincare so I’m sorry but – non-negotiable. In fact, I might be making your skincare regime work slightly harder for you. If you use make-up for work, use olive oil to gently remove it, and cleanse twice with our Revive – Makeup Cleanser if necessary. Follow up with your usual cleanser, toning, serums and moisturizers.

TIP #3: USE A CLAY MASK ON YOUR T-ZONE

If you suffer from combination skin, use a clay mask on your T-zone before applying a hydrating mask (try our Biocellulose Hydrocare Mask). Clay masks help draw out impurities without causing irritation and also decrease excess sebum production. Top this off with a super moisturizing mask to pump skin with hydration. When your skin is sufficiently moisturized, it’ll naturally look brighter, smoother, and healthier.

TIP #4: KEEP A HYDRATING MIST WITH YOU ON THE GO

Credits: Thinkstock

When you’re always hustling, your skin is the first giveaway that you’re completely worn out. It’s handy to keep a facial mist with you for a quick pick-me-up in the middle of the day, or in between meetings. I love our Soothe – Deep Hydrating Lotion because aside from smelling like roses, its jojoba oils help lock moisture in my face (oil is needed to retain water in your skin)! Another appointment in 10 minutes? I’m there!

Stay True,

 

 

 

 

Read Also:

#GetYourGlowOn: Rescue & Restore: 4 Steps To Restore Glow To Post-holiday Skin

Skincare For A Long Flight