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When it comes to sun-protection, the most basic product to use is definitely the sunscreen. But nowadays there are more and more produ…


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When it comes to sun-protection, the most basic product to use is definitely the sunscreen. But nowadays there are more and more products formulated with sun protection efficacies, such as the Origins NEW Mega-Defense skincare collection! 

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With the philosophy of PROTECT, DEFEND AND STRENGTHEN, Origins Mega-Defense skincare collection will bring you sun protection efforts up to another level. Today I’m gonna review two items in this collection: Origins Mega-Defense SPF 45 Advanced UV Defender and Barrier-Boosting Essence Oil.   

According to the philosophy of this collection, the Mega-Defense collection employs a three-tier system to protect skin from pollution, defend from harmful UVA/UVB rays and strengthen skin’s barrier to protect from future assault.
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Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Defense SPF 45 Advanced Daily UV Defender SGD70 (30ml)

I can say this is my new favourite sun screen! After my usual skincare routine in the day, I will put this onto my skin and it sets in nicely. I won’t say it gives a matte finishing, but the greasiness is just nice. It’s not too greasy per say but it doesn’t dry the hell out of my skin.

It’s non-tinted in case you wanna know! 

As you can see (below picture) that it blends off so well, leaves no residue no streaks. I like that it leaves a clean weightless finishing. 

This UV Sunscreen also comes with SPF 45, which I think is suitable and adequate enough for my skin. I usually prefer something above 30 or so because the higher it is, it means the longer it can protect my skin. 

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Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Defense Barrier-Boosting Essence Oil SGD89 (30ml)

With the intention to defend our skin against environmental hazards, this essence oil will create a barrier to protect our skin. As you see, it’s an essence oil which may leave a slight oily finish. I find this so moisturising, I think one or two drops is good enough to cover the whole face, feeling refreshed and moisturised! 

This essence oil also helps nourishes and strengthens skin’s barrier by building resilience. The direction says to use this after your usual serum before using this essence. Ooh I thought essence oil usually comes before serum, looks like I’m mistaken! 

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Did I mention both product actually smell very good? They have a citrusy scent so you wouldn’t have to worry about having to stand unbearable stench. 

Enjoy this Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Defense collection to provide a multi-dimensional treatment to protect skin from pollution! This collection will be available at Origins from March 2016. Origins%2Bmega%2Bdefense%2Brange 7 Thanks for reading! ❤ Love, Celine

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This isn’t my first time using a powder type cleanser, but I only know very little about such cleansers. So I did a quick search onlin…


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This isn’t my first time using a powder type cleanser, but I only know very little about such cleansers. So I did a quick search online to have the minimum understanding of powder type cleanser: they’re mostly used as an exfoliating cleanser due to its powdery form, but you can decide the texture of your cleansing foam by deciding how much water to mix in. Add little water it’ll become a scrub (some powder doesn’t get dissolved so they act as a scrub) — add a lot of water and it’ll turn into a milky cleanser.

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Established in 1984, ORBIS is a leading Japanese skincare and cosmetics company that advocates inner and outer beauty by promoting wellness from within. I have to tell you that it was pleasant to hear that all ORBIS products are 100% oil-free. New findings have reaffirmed ORBIS’s belief that cutting out oil from skin care products is the best approach for boosting skin enzyme activity. Aside from skincare products, ORBIS also carry cosmetics and wellness products which include nutritional supplements. 

This might horrify you as much as it did to me: most of our pores are clogged with keratin plugs, formed from hardened sebum and accumulated old keratin over time. Normal cleansers are usually not effective enough to remove these keratin plugs (oh man how have I been cleansing my face all this while?). In order to effectively break down these stubborn keratin plugs, you need a cleansing routine with greater cleansing power. 

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So how to increase a cleansers cleansing power? Use a powder cleanser.

Powder cleansers usually have a greater cleansing power due to its formulation. The ORBIS Powder Wash + in particular is formulated with two different enzymes – Protease and Lipase. These enzymes tackle the old keratin and sebum components of keratin plugs, effectively  target and break them down in order to rid them off our pores.


Enjoy $5 the already low price, and get your enzyme wash at only $20 here.

I was also demonstrated on how to use the ORBIS Powder Wash + by Stephanie, the beauty trainer at ORBIS .

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Recommended usage

For concerns of enlarged pores, clogged pores, blackheads : 3-4 times a week

For regular maintenance + better absorption of skincare: 1-2 times a week.

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Rich Moisturizing Ingredients 

Other than the two enzymes mentioned previously (Protease and Lipase), ORBIS Powder Wash + also contains collagen, hyaluronic acid and royal jelly extract that help to improve moisture and firmness. It is also oil free, fragrance free and is free of color additives.

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Foam created are dense and it doesn’t fall off your palm!

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Personal Experience

It’s quite interesting to see the ORBIS Powder Wash + turns into dense facial foam after lathering in your palms. Kind of satisfying to create the dense foam myself too! With the dense foam, I spread across my face gently and between rubbing in circles to cleanse my face. Because the powder has all turned into foam, it doesn’t feel harsh on the skin. It’s velvety smooth! 

I like that this ORBIS Powder Wash + is in actual fact exfoliating my skin and removing dead skin cells and keratin off my face with the enzymes packed in it, although I don’t feel the exfoliating effects at all (since no exfoliating beads in the foam). So practically my skin isn’t feeling the harshness of exfoliation! I don’t know about you, but I seldom exfoliates cause many times the exfoliating beads in most facial scrubs are too harsh on my skin. Sometimes after exfoliation, no matter how gentle I scrub my face, I could still feel a little sensitivity and pain on my skin. 🙁

So an enzyme facial cleanser for exfoliation purposes, sounds good! It can honestly be one of the best facial cleansers you can have. 

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Dont forget to go more rounds around your problematic areas like the nose, as it helps to remove black heads over time too!

ORBIS Powder Wash + is only retailing at S$25.00 (including GST). 


Enjoy $5 the already low price, and get your enzyme wash at only $20 here.


You should be able to come to this page. 

Simply sign up, show the counter staff at ORBIS the email that you receive to enjoy the $5 off your purchase! 

Everyone needs that one enzyme facial cleanser, trust me 😉

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The outlet that I visited was: 


 68 Orchard Rd, #03-76 

Singapore 238839 

Tel: 6238 6110 

10.30am – 10.00pm daily

For  the rest of ORBIS outlets, visit ORBIS Singapore.

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I heard the movie Zoolander No. 2 is pretty hilarious and it’s a must catch when it screens on cinemas. Makes me really want to …



I heard the movie Zoolander No. 2 is pretty hilarious and it’s a must catch when it screens on cinemas. Makes me really want to catch this movie (it started screening since 3rd March!). This movie features famous actors like Ben Stiller and Justin Theroux and John Hamburg. Most importantly? It’s directed by Ben Stiller himself! 

Watch the trailer here:

To celebrate the film’s upcoming release, Kiehl’s Singapore will introduce four Kiehl’s x Zoolander2 Ridiculously Age Good sets, each featuring a carefully curated selection of iconic Kiehl’s products. Check out the awesome possum Kiehl’s products in the following sets!


These Kiehl’s skincare sets will be available for purchase at all Kiehl’s boutiques starting March 3, 2016. My favourite? The Clearly Corrective Brightening Set @ $90 (worth S$118) to remove my unsightly dark spots and past blemish marks! 

More information on other Kiehl’s star products (Credits: Kiehl’s)

Dermatologist SolutionsTM Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate (50ml, $98)– 

The line eraser with10.5% Vitamin C as potent as Retinol without the sensitivity, Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate is clinically-demonstrated to improve overall skin texture, tone and radiance while reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Dermatologist SolutionsTM Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution (30ml, $90)

Formulated with White Birch, Peony Extracts, and the latest generation of Vitamin C, Activated C, Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution is a fast-acting serum that evens skin tone and diminishes dark spots to impart overall radiance and luminosity to the skin.

Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash (250ml, $35)– 

Formulated with Caffeine, vitamins, and invigorating citrus extracts to refresh and waken skin, this face wash prepares skin for a less irritating, more comfortable shave. Helps skin resist the effects of environmental stress and gives even dull, tired-looking skin a fresher, healthier appearance.

Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream (50ml, $48)– 

With Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Antarcticine, and Cucumber Fruit Extract, this non-oily, quickly absorbed hydrator visibly reduces the appearance of oil and leaves skin looking and feeling more balanced. Oil-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, colorant-free.



Kiehl’s was founded as an old-world apothecary in New York’s East Village neighborhood. Its unique, extensive background represents a blend of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal, and medicinal knowledge developed and advanced through the generations. Today, Kiehl’s Since 1851 is in over 50 countries worldwide and remains committed Kiehl’s to serving each local community uniquely efficacious skin and hair formulations made with the finest natural ingredients in the apothecary tradition. In addition to Kiehl’s freestanding stores nationwide, Kiehl’s products are available at www.Kiehls.com.

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