Thursday, October 1, 2015

History of Whoo Gongjinhyang series reviews

Remembering my post last January 2015 regarding this History of Whoo Gongjinhyang series that I got from Changi Airport, as promised, I am doing my Whoo reviews today, and guess what -- I am still using it as of today!

Let's start with:

In Yang Balancer 
  • An Oriental medicinal hydrating facial toner
  • Contains "Gongjinbidan", a secret royal court formula presented exclusively to the ancient Korean emperor & empress
  • Delivers moisture to quench & soothe dry skin
  • Blended with wild ginseng cordyceps sinensis for revitalizing benefits
  • Creates skin harmony between the yin-yang conformation principle
  • Leaves skin firm, soft, clear, smooth & radiant
Review:  This toner is water like feel on the skin and when applied you feel that it hydrates your skin instantly.  I like it because I find it suitable for my skin type which is oily and dry, it works well with the all through the year climate of Singapore, which  is hot and humid with minimum average temperatures of 23 degree Celsius and maximum of 31 degree Celsius sometimes 35, humidity here lies between 70 to 80 percent. (beat that! all year summer huh)

Qi & Jin Essence
  • A rich herbal serum to boost the elegance & beauty of modern women
  • Developed from the secret royal court skin care formula of the old days
  • Offer a luxurious & silky sensation
  • Effectively nourishes & soothes skin
  • Keeps skin balanced via the principle of yin-yang harmony
  • Quenches moisture within the skin by increasing water & diminishing fire
  • Leaves skin soft & smooth with a healthy glow
Review:The texture of the essence is rich but when applied to the skin, it absorbs fast and leaves nothing behind. After applying this essence, I feel that it goes deeper into my skin's layers and I can instantly feel the softness and suppleness on my skin after one application.

In Yang Lotion 
In Yang Lotion is an herbal nutrition emulsion that stimulates the skin’s viability.  It improves the skin’s ability to retain moisture and adds radiance to the skin.Containing “Gonjinbidan” and “Wild ginseng Cordyceps sinensis”. Gongjinhyang helps create a more attractive skin tone. Through the principle of yin—yang harmony to keep skin balanced and the principle of increasing water and diminishing fire to enhance moisture within the skin while soothing it effectively, it gives skin a new radiance and smoothness.
Review: I find this product ideal for those who have a very dry skin, the texture is rich so you only need to apply a little bit each time. 

Qi & Jin Eye cream 
  • An oriental medicinal firming eye cream
  • Features a delicate texture for fast absorption
  • Contains "Gongjinbidan", a secret royal court formula presented exclusively to the ancient Korean emperor & empress
  • Loaded with wild ginseng cordyceps sinensis for revitalizing benefits
  • Firms the thinning skin around the eyes without irritation
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles & fine lines
  • Unveils a softer, smoother, clearer & younger looking eye area

Review:  Again, this product is super rich and a little application truly does go a long way and this is one of the best eye cream I have ever tried.  I am very conscious of my eyebags especially that I am turning 40 in few years time! After more than 6 months of using this eye cream, I noticed an improvement on my wrinkles and dark circles.  

Tip: It’s always best to keep face products in cool, dark places because heat can change the formulas and make them less effective.  Putting your eye cream in the fridge has an extra benefit – the coolness will instantly  de-puff and soothe tired eyes.

Qi & Jin Cream - is an Nutritional cream that protects facial firmness from the facial outline damaged caused by the flow of time. A secret court ingredients  nourishes skin with energy from the deep inside.

This product is my another fave from this series. The texture is light and easily absorbed by the skin and even I put other creams or sunblock, it blends well.  

You can buy this product at TANGS eStore, 

Overall, I am very pleased with this History of Whoo Gongjinhyang series  and highly recommend to give it a try.
After more than 6 months of using this product, I had no allergies and it made my face soft, smooth and radiant.   But it is still best that you do a skin test before trying it out in case you have any allergies to the ingredients.

I hope my reviews are somehow helpful!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Stop the clock with Bio-Oil!

Getting older is inevitable. You can’t keep from getting older but you can delay the appearance of ageing skin and wrinkles.

For many people, the signs of ageing start showing as early as in the twenties.  Telltale signs of ageing such as wrinkles, age spots and sagging are due to the loss of skin’s elasticity.

The cause of ageing skin is both external and internal.  Internally, just like any other organ in our body, our skin’s functionality deteriorates as we age. External factors such as sun exposure, smoking and environmental pollutants can all contribute to fine lines and wrinkles.

What can we do about them?  Bio-Oil is a specialist skincare product for scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone.  Its unique formulation, which contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil™, is also highly effective for ageing and dehydrated skin. 

Bio‑Oil contains the vitamins A & E, as well as natural plant extracts – chamomile, calendula, lavender and rosemary, for soft, smooth and supple skin. Bio‑Oil also hydrates the skin and thus improves the texture, tone and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Kim Kardashian revealed it as her secret weapon to keeping wrinkles at bay.

In 2011, Bio-Oil conducted clinical studies to evaluate its efficacy when used to improve the appearance of ageing skin on the face, neck and body. Women of varying ethnicities and ages used Bio-Oil twice daily, morning and evening for 12 weeks.  Results showed that Bio-Oil is effective in improving the overall appearance of ageing skin on the face, neck and body. (Stephens USA, 2011)

Beauty Tip: Prevent ageing hands. Pamper your hands with Bio-Oil after each wash, hands will feel smooth and silky and smell absolutely divine!

Bio-Oil is now available in three sizes and available at all leading pharmacies, selected departmental stores and hospitals.

Bio-Oil 60ml retailing at SGD $15.50
Bio-Oil 125ml retailing at SGD$25.90
Bio-Oil 200ml retailing at SGD $35.90

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

My inspirational quotes to live by

Every now and then, we all feel a little low, not motivated and sad. Time like this, I usually call and talk to my mom, I think hearing her voice is good enough to comfort me. Then, I read my favorite quotes from the women or men who made it to the top.

Here are some of my favorite inspirational quotes....

When  I feel ugly,

When I feel I do not have any achievements,

When I feel broke,

When I feel old,

When I think about the future,

When I want to be bitchy,

‘Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life shapes the face you have at thirty. But at fifty you get the face you deserve.’

These quotes are little reminders that we all need now and then, powerful enough to inspire and uplift our spirits.

How about you? What are your favorite quotes? 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Unique and Fun Date Idea with my Hubby

Instead of going out for our usual movie dates every weekend, we decided that we tried scuba diving this time, since we are both fans of ocean life, I think this a great opportunity to see all the beautiful creatures below the surface.

NOTE:  Before you head off to the water, make sure you get your certification first!
And if you are diving first time, try scuba at pool before deciding to join Open Water Diver Course.  Our instructor is offering it for FREE! Check his site to find out more details

We both took our course from  Metropolitan YMCA Aquatics program, RecTechHT, Mr Hakan Taspinar, Senior Scuba Instructor and Aquatics Manager. I can say that it is really important that you go underwater with someone who makes you feel confident, relax and whom you can trust.

We went to Tioman island, it is a small island located 32 km of the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.  Closer to Singapore and is accessed via ferry service from Mersing. 

Mersing Jetty

This is where we stayed,  Panuba Inn Resort, a private area, isolated and quiet environment.

Photo courtesy of Jason

Fishes everywhere!

Oh that's my hubby trying to swim with the turtle!

Feeling more connected to nature, there is an entire magical world under the ocean, it gives you the opportunity to swim among creatures that we normally not accustomed for being around.  

We will never forget how amazing it feels to swim deep in the sea, and discover things that you've never seen before...

So, try scuba diving on your next date, a once in a lifetime experience, it'll be a money and time well spent!
Our dive buddies (photo courtesy of RecTecHT)
Looking forward to our next dive trip!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The history of Whoo

I am in my mid 30's and I can't believe that at this age I am currently battling wrinkles and acne!
I've often complained about how unfair it is that I have to worry about both at the same time, but rather than just whine about it, I've been trying, sampling, and testing as many skincare products as I can get.

So, last Tuesday I was at the Changi Airport and I discovered one product that I can try--The History of Whoo.  Have you heard about this product?  well....this is the first time I heard of it!
After discussing with their beauty advisor,  below are the few facts that I learned from this brand..

  • This product is from Korea and one of the best Korean luxury brands to date.
  • The History of Whoo was developed in an effort to comprehensively resolve problems experienced during skin ageing rather than a specific skin problem using secret beauty formulas of the royal court and gongjinbidan, which was presented exclusively to emperors and empresses,  Gongjinbidan, a combination of young antler, Angelicae gigantic Radix, Japanese Cornelian cherry, Acanthopanax, wild thyme and Asparagus lucid Lindley, is a heaven -blessed secret for promoting energy and blood flow within the skin.  The secret beauty formulas of the royal court where scientifically revived to include the gongjinbidan formula contained in Whoo. (In short, ingredients are all natural Chinese medicinal herbs which date back to the ancient Daewoncun dynasties that are known to be effective!
This is what I have...Gongjinhyang series, the set consists of:

In Yang Balancer - This is an oriental Herb Tonic that provides softness and moistness by supplying water essence to dry skin.  In Yang Balancer maintains clear and firm skin.

Qi & Jin Essence - is an oriental herb concentration essence that contains Gongjinbidan, which provide firmness and nourishments deep into the skin.

In Yang Lotion - this provides gloss and life to skin by supplying sufficient nourishment and moisture. By penetrating deep into the skin. In Yang lotion keeps your skin and healthy.

Qi & Jin Eye cream (wrinkle improvement function cosmetic) - is a cream firms the skin around eyes that has thin layers of skin with more tendency to wrinkle.  This solve the problem of wrinkles around the eyes with excellent free ingredients.

Qi & Jin Cream - is an Nutritional cream that protects facial firmness from the facial outline damaged caused by the flow of time. A secret court ingredients  nourishes skin with energy from the deep inside.

The good thing about my skin is that it reacts quickly so I can easily tell if the product works or suitable for me..

So, stay tune for my next post, I will be sharing my reviews about this product.

See you soon!