The Only Way is Up

Your skin has its own ways of stay­ing firm and youth­ful. But some­times, it needs a lit­tle help get­ting a lift.

L'officiel Singapore - - Contents - BY PEARLYN THAM

If you are any­thing like me, you would fancy your anti-age­ing skin­care – es­pe­cially the firm­ing and lift­ing ones – to come in richer, thicker tex­tures.

Why? Be­cause most times, such skin­care prod­ucts are meant to be ap­plied in an up­wards-lift­ing mo­tion, all the bet­ter to help sag­ging skin defy grav­ity. Any­thing that is too light or liq­uid-y – read: quickly ab­sorbed into skin be­fore you can even prac­tise any mas­sag­ing strokes – de­feats the pur­pose of us­ing a firm­ing prod­uct.

Thank good­ness the new Shiseido Bio-per­for­mance Lift­dy­namic Cream (price un­avail­able) is noth­ing like that. In­stead, ex­pect a dense cream that feels more like a balm or even a paste, and co­coons your face and neck in a lux­u­ri­ous coat of hy­dra­tion and nour­ish­ment. And while the folks at Shiseido say that the cream is to be used for both day and night, I think it works bet­ter as a night cream, es­pe­cially if you are sleep­ing in an air-con­di­tioned room. Or pack it with you when you are trav­el­ling to a harsh, win­try cli­mate.

Af­ter a week’s use, my skin felt firmer and smoother, and looked more plumped up. I’m guess­ing this is due to the use of the Trus­truc­tive Tech­nol­ogy, which in­cor­po­rates a rose­mary phyto-essence and a biore­newal com­plex. The tech­nol­ogy is said to sup­port skin’s nat­u­ral hy­drat­ing and restora­tive ca­pa­bil­i­ties, as well as tar­get the very first signs of wrin­kles and sag­ging. Plus, an­other in­gre­di­ent known as su­per­hyaluronic acid plus helps to keep skin well-mois­turised for 24 hours.

Also newly launched is the Shiseido Bio-per­for­mance Lift­dy­namic Eye Treat­ment (price un­avail­able), which boasts the same lift­ing and firm­ing ben­e­fits of the face cream but also treats dark eye cir­cles. Once again, the eye treat­ment is not a light gel or emul­sion but a thicker cream. A lit­tle goes a long way and the hy­gienic pump bot­tle is a plus point.

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