Despite this being a Her World Beauty Awards Editors’ Choice Winner, Vichy Normadern Night Chrono-Active Pore Refining Care just didn’t work for me. Not one bit. I tried using it for at least over a month without any results but I’ve read that it worked for other ladies, keeping their pores tight over time.
I spotted L’Oreal True Match Minerals at Watson’s today and checked it out of curiosity. Known as L’Oreal Bare Naturale Powdered Mineral Foundation in the other markets, the product was launched internationally with Penelope Cruz as the spokesperson while leading Chinese model Emma Pei or Pei Bei is fronting for Asia.
L’Oreal True Match Minerals is said not to contain any preservative, perfume, oil and is non-comedogenic. However, according to the ingredient list below, it is not talc-free and apparently also contains Bismuth Oxychloride which can clog pores and irritate the skin for some people.
If you’re above 30 and are concerned about aging gracefully, you would want to check out the article Age with glowing grace: Skincare tips for mature skin which has great tips on how to help your skin look its best during your 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s.
According to the article, antioxidants are crucial and the best topical antioxidants available are idebenone, amino-peptides, coffeeberry, green tea extract, coenzyme Q10, vitamin C and vitamin E. In addition, retinoids which build collagen, repair sun damage and reverse fine lines and wrinkles would be a necessity and soap-free cleansers are really better for aging skin.
I’ve read about how some ladies in Singapore have been going for this whitening injection on a beauty forum and was rather leery of the idea.
I don’t have much idea about this treatment but it just didn’t sound right to me, to have something injected into our bodies to reverse the skin tone (think Michael Jackson.) And my suspicions were right because yesterday, I learnt of a warning over the news from Hong Kong that such non-regulated cosmetic treatment could be fatal if improperly used. Even if it doesn’t cause death, there are possible side effects including liver failure.