It’s summer time! This is the perfect time to be flaunting your perfect bikini figure at the beach. But hold your horses babes! Don’t forget to protect your youthful skin while having your fun and games! Repeated or prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation leads to skin cancer. Your skin also starts to age prematurely if you don’t shield it from the harmful rays of the sun. You can find out more about the sun and premature aging here.

With the sun being so evil, our only protection against it is to slap on sunscreen religiously.

According to Patricia Agin, director of photobiology research at Schering-Plough Corp., the maker of Coppertone products, sunscreens work by either absorbing or reflecting and scattering UV.  This means that most of the sun’s harmful rays don’t get to penetrate or damage your skin when you use a product with a minimum of SPF15. It is highly recommended to use a broad-spectrum coverage, meaning a sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB. This information can usually be found on the product label.

Sun Protection Factor, SPF

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Sun Protection Factor, more commonly known as SPF, measures the extra length of time a sunscreen will protect your skin from reddening or burning. A generally the higher the SPF, the more protection you have. For example, without sunscreen, you can usually stay in the sun without reddening or burning for about 20 minutes. Theoretically, a sunscreen with SPF15 should increase your skin’s protection levels by 15 times. This means that your skin should be able to last for about 5 hours, instead of 20 minutes. However, that does that mean that if you apply a sunscreen for SPF15, you will definitely be fully protected during the 5 hours. Sunscreen will wear off after a certain time.

Common Sunscreen Myths

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It is important to know that layering products with sunscreen doesn’t give you more protection against the sun. On the contrary, you are only given the protection of the highest SPF. For example, you use 3 sunscreens of SPF 15, 30 and 60 at the same time. This does not mean you have SPF105 worth of protection. You are only protected with SPF60.  It is also not advisable to skimp on sunscreen when you are indoors. UV rays are still able to penetrate the windows and glass. Similarly, it is also not advisable to skimp on sunscreen on cloudy days.

Sunscreen Tips

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1. Apply sunscreen SFP 15 or higher 20 minutes before going outside

2. Remember to re-apply sunscreen!

Set your cell phone timer to remind you to re-apply sunscreen every two hours when you are outside. Sunscreens often degrade in the sun – “all-day protection” does not exist.

3. Avoid the hottest time of the day – Between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm

4. Don’t forget your – Lips, Ears and Eyes

If you’re worried about melting sunscreen that irritates your eyes, you can try using lip balm with SPF 30+ on both your lips and your eyelids. It doesn’t bother the eyes and it stays on really well.

5. Always choose a Broad-spectrum sunscreen to block both UVA & UVB rays.

6. Use water-resistant sunscreens

This is useful whenever you go swimming or exercising as your perspiration will wear the sunscreen off. Water-resistant sunscreens are also useful for daily use in Singapore’s humid weather since we tend to perspire more.

7. Exfoliate often as it helps the skin absorb moisturizers in the sunscreen

8. Seek shade especially when you feel your skin burning

Don’t worry if you’re currently using a sunblock! Sunblock also shields the skin from the sun’s harmful rays, deferring only in mechanisms. Sunscreens usually last for about 3 years, so invest in a good one and start including sunscreens in your daily skincare routine to fight the prowess of the evil sun!(:

P.S: Porcelain’s Flawless Tinted Moisturiser not only shields the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays with SPF 20, but is oil and Paraben free as well.

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Thanks for the great support everyone’s been giving us so far. With every FB “Like” on our links/posts, it brings a little smile to all our faces at Porcelain. Shows that our relentless quest to find the best skin care treatment & products have not been futile. It is our goal to find products that has multiple benefits & also offer a holistic solution.

Now that you know the benefits of Bio-Cellulose, let us take a peek into what exactly make the mask do its wonders! This time round, we have introduced 3 masks from the SPA series, namely AGE REVERSE, HYDROCARE & SAKE.

AGE REVERSE

Porcelain SPA - Age Reverse Bio Cellulose MaskFormulated with advanced liposome encapsulation technology, nutrients become more stable and retain the most of their benefits till the point of application. Enriched with Olive Extract, Vitamins A, C, E & topped with a luxurious dose of Caviar Extract, reverse the signs of aging with each use of this incredible mask!

Active Ingredients

Olive Extract, Butylene Glycol, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Glycosaminoglycans, Liposome Retinol, Sturgeon (Caviar) Extract, Liposome Vitamin C, Liposome Vitamin E, Sodium Hyaluronate, Rutin

HYDROCARE

Porcelain SPA - Hydrocare Bio Cellulose MaskEnhanced with multiple ingredients, each with their own unique ability to hold water &/or pump in moisture. Lychee Seed Extracts stimulates collagen production & fights free radicals while Cactus Extract increases your skin’s capability to hold water! Keep your skin well hydrated with your weekly dose of Porcelain’s Hydrocare Mask from the Spa Series.

Active Ingredient

Butylene Glycol, Polyquaternium 51, Litchi Chinensis Sonn (Lychee) Seed, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Cactus Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide 3

SAKE

Porcelain SPA - Sake Bio Cellulose Mask

Designed with a holistic three-pronged approach, combat pigmentation, uneven skin tone and skin discolorations with this powerful whitening mask. Packed to the brim with nature’s goodness, this mask has got ingredients classified in 3 categories based on their benefits.

Prevent | Anti-Oxidants & Anti-Melanin

Diacetyl-boldine, Dipossium Glycyrrhizinate (Liqorice Root), Kiwi Fruit Extract (Vit E), Ascorbyl Glucoside & Ascorbic Acid (Vit C), Nonapeptide – 1

Repair | Lightening & Healing

Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Primula Veris (Cowslip) Extract, Veronica Officinalis (Speedwell) Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris (Lady’s Mantle) Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Balm Mint) Leaf Extract, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, Alpha Arbutin, Dithiaoctanediol

Renew | Cell Regeneration & Hydrate

Sake Yeast Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol

Well, we have tried to link the ingredients to websites that can best describe them, but unless you are a real “hard-core” skincare junkie like me, don’t click on the links. 🙂 These masks are going at an amazing rate & all Porcelain Regulars receive one of the above for free! YES! Retail price for each is $35 if you are keen to know.

Hope you love these masks as much I do & drop me a note if you are a Blogger & would like to find out how to win one of the FABULOUS X’mas Set we have been giving out!

-Till then… pauline ng

When searching for the perfect home-care mask for our luxurious SPA range, we were presented by manufacturers, a myriad of options of mask materials. Cloth, Cotton and Paper were the most commonly used and Silk was gaining in popularity as a luxury material. It was by chance I came across the material – Bio Cellulose when at a skin care & anti-aging convention I attended in 2009.

Marketed as “Micro-Needle” mask by one particular supplier, this material is fibers so fine it is able to cling tightly to your skin and injects your skin with the potent nutrients it carries. This innovative, professional grade material caught my attention, not only for its marketability, but also its unique structure & essence delivery system.

After a series of trials and research done over the year, we have managed to marry the perfect formulations with the best material a mask can ever be made in – Bio Cellulose. Over the year, this material has been gaining in popularity amongst high-end luxury skin care brands such as Lancome & Dior, as well as dermatological brands such as Dr.Wu.

In 3 points, here are what makes Bio Cellulose the best choice for sheet masks!

Soaks up Essences

It is made with natural plant fibers, or can be synthetically derived to form even finer nano-fibers, this material has 100 times fluid holding capacity compared to other material such as Cotton, Silk or Paper. Imagine a SUPER SPONGE soaked with nutrients all ready to be pumped into your skin.

Nutrient Delivery

Its unique fibrous structure allows the mask to cling closely to the skin, up to 2 nano-cm, allowing essences to penetrate skin even around wrinkled areas. It has also been proven to be 10 times more efficient in delivering nutrition than regular masks.

Human Skin-Like

Developed through advanced biotechnological processes to perfectly fit the human face, it has greater conformability and softness to suit all types of face shapes and sizes.

 

We have wanted nothing but the best for Porcelain and our loyal regulars, and we hope you will love this product as much as we do!
For all regulars of Porcelain, have you collected your Christmas Set yet? It includes 1PC of our SPA series Bio Cellulose mask as a token from us.

If you love it, add a testimonial or tell us why you want it on Facebook & stand a chance to win 3 Pieces of this mask! Do it in the following format: In your own Profile page, on your OWN status (not Porcelain’s Fanpage), saying “@Porcelain, The Face Spa ….”

Lucky draw will be conducted on 15 December 12pm.

RETAIL PRICE: $35 / PC

Email us at: admin@porcelainfacespa.com to find out more about our Christmas Promotion

Its the season of joy and Porcelain loves to play Santa! This Christmas, we are proud to launch 2 new products and SPA Mask Series. To reward our regulars for being such great supporters the past year, we have prepared a Christmas Gift Pack for each regular with compliments from Porcelain, The Face Spa.

Here are the details on each of the product you can expect in this Christmas set:

SOOTHE – HYDRO CLEANSER

Product Information

Paraben- & Sulfate- free, this ultra-gentle cleanser contains 82% Aloe Vera Gel and is suitable for even the most sensitive skin. A new member of the Soothe Range, this product is enriched with 6 natural ingredients to cleanse, hydrate and calm your skin. It also has an infusion of powerful antioxidants and skin conditioning agents to protect and nourish your skin.

Recommended Use

Boost your skin’s natural moisture level by using this cleanser to kick-start your MORNING skincare regime. Exceptionally wonderful for all those who sleep in air-conditioned rooms.

Main Active Ingredients

Aloe Vera Gel, Coltsfoot Extract, Hops Extract, Rosemary Extract, Sage Leaves Extract, Carrot Extract, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate

REVIVE – NATURAL SKIN REFINER

Product Information

Instead of containing beads to physically scrub away impurities, this advanced formula makes use of natural enzymes to dissolve dead skin cells. While the motion stimulates microcirculation as you massage your skin with this product, it gently lifts dissolved impurities and at the same time, pump nutrients deep into the skin. Fall in love with this amazing skin refiner after one use. We can promise that!

Recommended Use

Melt your troubles away with this non-abrasive exfoliator. Use once or twice a week for best results. For Acneic skin, apply a thin layer on face and leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing off (do not massage)

Main Active Ingredients

Aloe Extracts, Natto Extracts, Natural Enzymes, Vitamin E

Look out for more information on the SPA Mask Series in our next Blog Post!

If you have been following us or if you know the Porcelain team, you would know that selling “ourselves” or “our packages” is the last thing we love… Hence, in all our precedent entries, they are information centric, and we intend to keep it that way. The Porcelain team is made up with a bunch of people who loves the science behind achieving better skin. We live and breathe skincare!

Once in a while, we do feature our treatments to show how we have applied all that we have known to help you achieve better treatment results.

Since the eye area is the first place where signs of aging will appear, let me start off with Porcelain’s Revital Eyes Luxx and Revital Eyes Treatment.

Porcelain’s Revital Eyes Luxx has been specially designed to reduce dark circles, eyes bags and fine lines. As for Revital Eyes Treatment, it is able to deal with all the above problems as well as the presence of millia seeds and oil bags around the eye area.

With the use of the finest Collagen, Amino, Oxygen & Gold treatment products & masks, Porcelain ensures that you will be able to see noticeable results in just one session!

Here are the steps for Revital Eyes Luxx and Revital Eyes Treatment.

1. Double Cleanse

Double cleansing is done to make sure that the skin is thoroughly cleansed. In this case, a Milky Cleanser is used to cleanse the first layer of impurities.

2. Exfoliation

A second cleanser together with Aloe Vera Peeling Gel is used to exfoliate the dead skin cells around the eye area.

3. Skin Analysis

A skin analysis is performed to determine the exact problem of each individual customer.

4. Precision Extraction (only available in Revital Eye Treatment)

Extraction will be done to remove the oil bags and milia seeds. This special procedure will only be carried out by Porcelain’s Director Aesthetician.

5.Eye Massage

An Oxygenated Eye Gel is then used to massage around the eye area. Different eye massage techniques will be applied to counteract different eye problems.

6. Treatment Eye Mask

A Golden Eye treatment mask infused with nano-technology is used.

7. LED Therapy (only available in Revital Eye Treatment)

LED light is able to stimulate collagen and elastin production as well as blood circulation around the eye area.

8. Moisture Protectant

A generous amount of Aloe Recovery Gel is applied to protect and give the skin its final boost of moisture.

9. Sunscreen(only available with Revital Eye Treatment)

A thin layer of Porcelain’s DOLL Tinted Sunscreen is applied. With SPF 60, it offers protection against UVA and UVB rays. In addition, it is non-comedogenic as well as oil and paraben free.

Suitable for: All skin types

Duration & Price:

Revital Eye Luxx: 45 Minutes | $85

Revital Eye Treatment: 60 Minutes | $120

Try out Revital Eyes Luxx at just $28! Click here to find out more! Also, our treatment is featured on iCompare.

Do note that at Porcelain, the Luxx series of therapy is catered more for maintenance whereas the Treatment series is catered for clients looking for solutions to their skin concerns.