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Fuss-free beauty products: Estetica product review

By Sia Ling Xin, Yahoo Asia Pacific

After an ultra-pampering facial at Estetica , the good people there decided to send me home with some goodies that will help me upkeep the beautiful skin I was enjoying post-facial.

My greatest concern: The products have to be fast and easy to use, for my past attempts at elaborate skin-care routines have all fallen flat.

Thankfully, Estetica understands time is a concern of many busy women, and put together a care package for my skin that’s easily integrated into my lifestyle. Knowing that Estetica is the first homegrown beauty retailer to collaborate with A*STAR- Singapore’s leading public research agency- to develop skincare products, got me really looking forward to trying out their stuff.

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ést.lab Sunshield SPF 50+++

There are many mornings where I don’t have the willpower to slap on the full make-up works, for I loathe taking time away from precious sleep. The perfect weekday morning beauty and skincare products for me should be easy-peasey to use and address multiple issues at one go.

Hearing this, the folks at Estetica bestowed me with their highly raved SunShield SPF 50. The product contains UV sensitive marine DNA micro capsules, which means UV blockers and nutri-boosters are only released to the skin upon UV exposure.

Other than sun protection, it also offers sheer coverage so you can skip the foundation and concealor- the glee! I also liked that it moisturises, so I can use a more lightweight moisturising serum in the morning.

A bonus feature and my favourite part: it kept my skin from looking and feeling greasy, even hours after application. I’ve tried upwards 10 types of BB creams, tinted sunblocks and foundations over the years, and this was the first product that had my skin feeling and looking as clear and fresh even at the end of the day.


ést.lab OptimaLift A+ Multi-Repair Eye Essence

My biggest skincare concern is dark circles and wrinkles. I have been an undereye concealer addict since I was a teenager and in recent years, have started longing for the freedom of being able to step out of the house without concealing the dark hollows under my eyes.

The OptimaLift A+ Multi-Repair Eye Essence, which recently took home CLEO’s Beauty Hall of Fame 2015 Best Eye Treatment accolade, is suitable for day and night use. I especially like dabbing it on in the morning, for it leaves a tingly feeling that helps get me alert and reduce my morning puffiness.

Unlike the usual eye creams I use that are heavier, the eye essence is easily absorbed and anything that speeds up my morning make-up process is much appreciated.

The essence contains Eyeliss™, which is a patented combination of three active molecules that work together to increase lymphatic movements to decongest the eye area and reduce eye bags. It also helps strengthen the capillaries around the eye to reduce leakage that causes bluish dark circles.


ést.lab OptimaLift A+ Eye Contour Mask

If you really want to pamper the area around your eyes, other than a twice-daily eye cream, the folks at Estetica advised me to try a weekly eye-mask. Women may regularly put on face masks, but don’t neglect the delicate skin around your peepers!

The OptimaLift A+ Eye Contour Mask is easy to use – it is made from organic bio-cellulose material which adheres firmly to the skin, meaning I could take a power nap in peace, with no worries of having to adjust the mask every few minutes! It also contains Haloxyl™, which helps eliminate pigments responsible for dark eye circles.

At the end of twenty minutes, my eyes looked significantly brighter and the skin plumper and more vibrant, which makes this product perfect for a pick-me-up before date night!

It’s not uncommon for the modern-day women to neglect their skin-care routine as they juggle an armload of duties such as career, family and personal relationships. The simple trick to maintaining beautiful skin? Go for products that are easy to use and deliver results.

Estetica has 9 outlets islandwide, with their flagship store located at Plaza Singapura #06-18. Those who prefer shopping online can also check out their e-shop for a wide range of products suitable for various skin types.

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