It’s amazing what (sun)light can do for you. We’re talking the magical Vitamin D, said to boost happiness levels, build stronger bones and lower blood pressure. Sunlight can also heal the skin… and generously leave it with little brown gifts called pigmentation. Then there’s the other kind of light called IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), which can also generously lighten the damage dealt. That’s our ZapZapTM for you.

A Zap is A Wish Your Skin Makes | The ZapZap IPL Series | #GetYourGlowOn

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ZapZapTM — An IPL Fairy Tale for the Skin?

The latest introduction to the family of existing treatments, the ZapZapTM series is a suite of IPL treatments targeted at pigmentations, wrinkled/lined skin, acne and acne marks.

IPL isn’t really new to us, but we’d recently given our equipment an overhaul and exchanged our existing Korean technology for the latest, most premium of non-medical grade Spanish Variable Pulse IPL machines that aestheticians are legally licensed to operate. Also, while most other IPL treatments only use blue or green light, our ZapZapTM equipment pairs blue with red light for accelerated recovery.

In other words:

– Better, faster results with even less to no downtime
– It’s good for more than just pigmentations — it’s also great for softening fine lines, heal acne and its marks, balancing excess sebum and brightening the skin
– Suitable for all skin types
– Doesn’t cause dryness to the skin — we promise

We don’t believe in shortcuts, but this is as close as it gets.

Good Things Come in Threes: ZitZapTM, ZapBrightTM and ZapGlowTM 

 

 

Good Things Come in Threes: ZitZapTM, ZapBrightTM and ZapGlowTM 

 

 

 

Good Things Come in Threes: ZitZapTM, ZapBrightTM and ZapGlowTM 

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ZitZapTM — Healer of Scars, Acne and Broken Hearts Skin

Meet ZitZap™ — the new best friend that makes our signature QuintessentialTM extraction facial so much better. Designed to — well — zap zits, marks and bacteria away, remarkably enhancing skin’s healing after it’s been uncongested (did I just make that up?) to death.

ZapBrightTM — Healer of Pigmentations, Age Spots and Dull Complexions

ZapBright™ zaps melanin, effectively lightening blemishes on the skin. Waste particles are then flushed out of the body and never see daylight again.

ZapGlowTM — Healer of Wrinkles, Lines and Sags

Imagine this: Results so stark yet subtle, a phone camera can’t capture it… but your friends will definitely notice the lines that did a mysterious disappearing act! Designed to reduce fine lines, firm and brighten the skin, ZapGlow™ is an IPL treatment that’s perfect for anti-ageing concerns.

With Good Things Come Bad Things Like Nagging

We love the fast results ZapZapTM brings us and our clients, but as with all things, prevention is better than cure. While some skin problems are truly hereditary (and there’s nothing we can do about genes), we can mitigate/prevent them with these quick skincare tips:

– Use sunscreen so pigmentations don’t appear/appear less
– Stay out of the sun as much as possible, especially if you’re pregnant and prone to pigmentations
– Acne is fixable but just made harder if you keep picking at it

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We’re just a zap away,

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: As always, speak with our trusty consultants to determine if the ZapZapTM series is right for you. There’s always something that might be better for what your skin needs.

 


 

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On Honey Facials, Milk and Almonds | #GetYourGlowOn

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#SkinHacks for the Time-Starved Traveller

 

or… just flip through our site like you do a diary you found by secret!

 

It’s so cliched to kickstart something new whenever January and the New Year roll around. This time, we’re reinventing the wheel (okay, exaggerating here). This December, we’re kickstarting 2019 with a brand-new series with WearOhWhere.com — the Origins series. In this series, we uncover people’s stories once more, focusing on their heritage, roots and then their futures. We explore how they look back on their pasts, how they use their histories to inspire their todays and tomorrows, how their origins define who they are and will be.

The Origins Series | Kelly Latimer

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Here’s Origins defined — the Porcelain way:

 

Origin
{or·i·gin} /noun/
The point at which something begins its existence

[1] The inception of fresh concepts that push traditional boundaries and create paradigm shifts in beauty and skincare. The birthplace of the trends of tomorrow.
[2] Also a celebration of You – you who came, loved and stayed

These remain the inspiration behind our latest collaboration with WOW. Soon, we’ll be unearthing three ladies’ versions of their backgrounds and how they play an integral part in influencing their futures.

Last week, we launched the new Origins series with Kelly Latimer — TV host, vocal talent, fitness enthusiast, mother of a very beautiful Sienna… but my personal favourite? SAF-enlister.

The Origins Series | Kelly Latimer

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Here’s Kelly defined — the Latimer way:

On being British:

“I like tea. I think my frankness is quite British. I’m quite straight to the point and quite curt… if you asked me for my opinion, I will give you my opinion. Everyone says what they think there whether you like it or not, whether you can take it or not. If you are willing to dish it, you’re going to have to be willing to take it as well.”

On being Singaporean:

“I like to feed people! I inherited my mother’s Asian hospitality. If you come to my house, you’ll never be hungry.”

Read our story with Kelly Latimer here.

And if you’re not yet up to date with our #BareWithMe and #DearPauline series, you need to catch up. Pronto.

 

Stay True,

 

 

 

 


 

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#INSIDERNEWS – #BareWithMe Campaign 2018

#BareWithMe – Guilty Pleasures Are Okay. Really.

Our Very Own Beauty Column! | #DearPauline

Our Beauty Guru On “Skin” | #DearPauline

Layering Hydration the Right Way | #SkinHacks

 

 

A favourite among celebrity A-listers Victoria Beckham and Miranda Kerr, rosehip seed oil has become a popular home treatment miracle oil of sorts. Rosehip seed oil is derived from the fruit left behind by a rose after its petals have all fallen. Boasting benefits to the skin, hair and nails, it’s no wonder that this oil has even gotten the royal seal of approval from none other than Duchess Kate Middleton. Not convinced yet? Here are 5 benefits of rosehip seed oil that will make you head out the door for one. View Post

Fair 

If you have fair skin, you are likely to be prone to irritation, sensitivity and UV damage. You also show signs of premature aging the earliest. Simply put, wrinkles, pigmentation and skin roughness are common problems you’d spot.

This is why it is important for you to choose skin care products that protects your skin from UV damage. Since sun protection is the key to healthy skin for you, you should use a sunscreen daily, with at least SPF 20. It is also recommended for you to exfoliate your skin regularly to slough off the damaged surface skin and reveal younger and healthier skin.

Medium 

You have more melanin in your skin, giving you natural UV protection, hence premature aging would not be that huge a concern. You may however, be more likely to experience hyperpigmentation. You are also more prone to breakouts and large pores.

Cleansers containing salicylic acid can help to reduce both oil and breakouts. A common mistake is to pile on powder to mattify your face, but we would advice you against it as it may end up clogging your pores. You may want to use blotting papers instead for a quick fix.

Dark 

You are the least prone to UV damage and likely to appear more youthful as compared to your fairer skinned peers. (yay!) However, hyperpigmentation and acne scars can be a problem.

Similar to people with medium skin tone, you should use cleansers that contain salicylic acid once or twice a day. This can help you fight acne problems. It is also recommended for you to introduce spot treatment products into your beauty regimen to prevent unsightly and stubborn acne/pigmentation spots.

 

Now that you know your skin tone characteristics, it would be wise to tweak your skin care regimen according to your skin tone to optimize the results of your products! GOOD LUCK 😀

While pregnancy brings a lot of happiness and joy, the hormonal changes sometimes bring along some skin problems. Pregnancy is usually a period of changes due to changing hormonal levels. A part of feeling good during pregnancy is also looking good because skin problems can sometimes cause a lot of stress. Unfortunately, you have less freedom in using skin care products as some may be harmful to the baby. Here are ten tips on skincare for expectant mothers.

Skincare For Expectant Mothers: 10 Tips

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1. Acne

Acne is the most common problem that plagues pregnant women. You should avoid using any skin care products that contain salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide or any one of the retinoids. It is best to avoid using any products having chemical ingredients. If you have to use them at all, consult a dermatologist to find out what is safe for you. The natural way to avoid acne is to cleanse your face regularly as clogged pores can bring on the acne. Use a mild soap for this. Using oil-free moisturizers and cleansers and a natural sunscreen may also help. Eat healthy food and drink plenty of water. Remember that this is a temporary problem and therefore, if nothing else works, just grin and bear with it.

2. Stretch Marks

To prevent stretch marks and dry skin, you will need to apply some oils daily. You can either mix them, use them separately or find natural products that contain them. Oils that are helpful for the skin during pregnancy are coconut oil, sweet almond, jojoba, olive, castor, wheat germ and avocado oils. The mixture should be applied to your breasts, abdomen, thighs and buttocks as these are prone to dry skin and stretch marks.

3. Hair Loss

Skincare for expectant mothers: Managing hair loss

Credit: Yoann Boyer

Due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, the hair goes into a dormant or resting phase and there is little hair loss. After pregnancy, however, this hair begins to fall in greater quantities than usual. This may cause worry but it is natural! There is no danger of going bald. Some also experience brittle nails and their nails tend to crack or split. The nails will need regular attention during this time. However this is also temporary and will resolve. If the condition gets too aggravated you can consult a specialist who may recommend safe topical nail strengtheners.

4. Essential Oil

Some essential oils are not safe for use during pregnancy — especially during the first and the second trimesters as they may bring about an abortion of the fetus. These are Cinnamon, Basil, Juniper, Lemongrass, Thyme, Sweet marjoram, Myrrh, Peppermint, Pennyroyal, Rosemary and Parsley. Some oils on the other hand can be put to very good use to relieve the common symptoms of pregnancy. Consult an aromatherapist about these.

5. Moisturizing

Skincare for expectant mothers: Moisturise!

Credit: Jernej Graj

Moisturizing the skin often during pregnancy will be of great help as it tends to be drier than usual. If you have oily skin, you can use a water-based moisturizer. If your skin is dry, then use one that is oil-based. For healthy skin during pregnancy, a regular routine of cleaning and moisturizing must be followed.

6. Cracked Nipples

In the initial stages of breastfeeding, women usually suffer from cracked nipples. Lanolin-based creams can be used safely without harming your baby. They will heal and soothe the soreness. You can also use it as a prevention after each feed. Read instructions before use. It has been observed that leaving a small quantity of milk on the nipple also helps in bringing relief.

7. Varicose Veins

Some pregnant women suffer from varicose veins and this is better prevented than treated during pregnancy. The best ways to prevent varicose veins is to take a daily gentle walk, avoid standing for long periods, place your feet and legs in an elevated position, avoid excessive weight gain and avoid crossing your legs while sitting.

8. Choice of Soap

To avoid skin irritation during pregnancy, use only natural soaps. Soaps containing coconut oil are good. Use only soaps made from vegetable oils that don’t contain any perfume, chemicals or dyes. You can get natural soaps at a health food store.

9. Pigmentation

A skin pigmentation problem that affects some women during pregnancy is the pregnancy mask or chloasma. It affects women with darker complexions more than others. Patches of pigmented dark skin usually appear on the woman’s face, around the nipples and between the thighs. Some women also experience the ‘line of pregnancy’ or linea nigra which is a dark line of pigmentation that runs down the abdomen. These are aggravated by exposure to sunlight. The best way to handle these is to avoid sun exposure as much as possible, or if necessary, to use a safe sunscreen made from natural products.

10. Itchiness

A natural, safe and cheap method for relieving itchy skin is to add a little bicarbonate of soda into your bath water. A cup of soda added to the water in your bathtub will usually do the trick. It will reduce the itching and soften your skin as an added bonus. Avoid using scented bath products and use only natural soaps while bathing.