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« on: February 01, 2018, 03:48:51 pm »
Hi Ladies!

I am coming from Germany, but I will be visiting Singapore in a few months (short 1-week stay).

In Europe, we don't have a large access to the Asian beauty products, which are considered to be very good. :(

I have a problematic skin (oily/combination skin type) and I am quite desperate to find a skin-care product which I would really like. I already tried all pharmacy brands and, at the moment, my choice is Clinique.

However, I would like to take an opportunity and try out one of the Asian skin care products. What could you suggest?

PS Should not be something not too expensive :) 
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Re: Problematic Skin
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 04:25:57 pm »
Hi Ladies!

I am coming from Germany, but I will be visiting Singapore in a few months (short 1-week stay).

In Europe, we don't have a large access to the Asian beauty products, which are considered to be very good. :(

I have a problematic skin (oily/combination skin type) and I am quite desperate to find a skin-care product which I would really like. I already tried all pharmacy brands and, at the moment, my choice is Clinique.

However, I would like to take an opportunity and try out one of the Asian skin care products. What could you suggest?

PS Should not be something not too expensive :)

you can try either Japanese or Korean beauty products .... they tend to be quite mild.

you can sometimes browse Japanese skincare products in Muji

or my current fav .... Don Don Donki ....
http://www.womensweekly.com.sg/beauty-style/the-best-beauty-products-we-found-at-don-don-donki/?_sm_au_=i0V5frW3tD4WTK0q

this is their on-line site for Singapore (they are a Japanese discount chain)
https://www.dondondonki.sg/category/select/cid/415
the Whip Premium facewash is quite good value for money as are many other beauty products

EUR 1.00 = S$ 1.60

for Korean maybe Innisfree? .... but I think they are quite pricey for my budget.
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Re: Problematic Skin
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 04:33:18 pm »
you can try either Japanese or Korean beauty products .... they tend to be quite mild.

you can sometimes browse Japanese skincare products in Muji

or my current fav .... Don Don Donki ....
http://www.womensweekly.com.sg/beauty-style/the-best-beauty-products-we-found-at-don-don-donki/?_sm_au_=i0V5frW3tD4WTK0q

this is their on-line site for Singapore (they are a Japanese discount chain)
https://www.dondondonki.sg/category/select/cid/415
the Whip Premium facewash is quite good value for money as are many other beauty products

EUR 1.00 = S$ 1.60

for Korean maybe Innisfree? .... but I think they are quite pricey for my budget.


Wow, the second link offers really chip products. What about the quality? Are they seriously good?

I was always trying to stay away from the "below 10 EUR" category products. In Europe you can hardly get something good for 2-5 dollars. Only Nivea products, maybe.
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 04:37:54 pm »

Wow, the second link offers really chip products. What about the quality? Are they seriously good?

I was always trying to stay away from the "below 10 EUR" category products. In Europe you can hardly get something good for 2-5 dollars. Only Nivea products, maybe.

yeah ... Don Don Donki does offer "for-value" products.

trouble with some Japanese products is that not all have English labels
I would recommend that you stay away from sulphates like SLS/SLES if you have sensitive skin ... they are frequently present in face-wash products (although less so these days) ....

also ingredients such as PEG-80 sorbitan laurate .... they can be irritating to the skin

decyl glucosides (APGs) can also be irritating for some people


trouble with Japanese products is that not all have English ingredient labels
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 04:41:02 pm »
yeah ... Don Don Donki does offer "for-value" products.

trouble with some Japanese products is that not all have English labels
I would recommend that you stay away from sulphates like SLS/SLES if you have sensitive skin ... they are frequently present in face-wash products (although less so these days) ....

also ingredients such as PEG-80 sorbitan laurate .... they can be irritating to the skin

decyl glucosides (APGs) can also be irritating for some people

Thank you for all of your tips. <3

My skin is highly sensitive, indeed. I try to avoid all kind of acids or alcohol in the content. 

So I am going to pay attention, keeping in mind suggestions you wrote.
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2018, 04:45:00 pm »
Thank you for all of your tips. <3

My skin is highly sensitive, indeed. I try to avoid all kind of acids or alcohol in the content. 

So I am going to pay attention, keeping in mind suggestions you wrote.

no worries - my pleasure to help.

acids - really depends,  alpha-hydroxyl acids (AHA) and beta-hydroxyl acids (BHA) are there to help you get rid of dead-skin (ie. promote skin-renewal) and sebum plugs from sebaceous glands.  so it can be good or bad.  natural AHAs and BHAs are less irritating than synthetic AHAs/BHAs

alcohols - yeah .... they are "de-fatting" agents ... so they will strip away the natural oils present in your skin and cause dryness/irritation.  so generally stay away from them.
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Re: Problematic Skin
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2018, 07:04:07 pm »
Hi Ladies!

I am coming from Germany, but I will be visiting Singapore in a few months (short 1-week stay).

In Europe, we don't have a large access to the Asian beauty products, which are considered to be very good. :(

I have a problematic skin (oily/combination skin type) and I am quite desperate to find a skin-care product which I would really like. I already tried all pharmacy brands and, at the moment, my choice is Clinique.

However, I would like to take an opportunity and try out one of the Asian skin care products. What could you suggest?

PS Should not be something not too expensive :)

I am a big fan of the moisturiser that is published here... I actually see the doctor at Radium Medical Aesthetics. They won an award for the product and I am glad they did because it is wallet-friendly and good!

https://www.elle.sg/beauty/skin/elle-treat-list-2018-supercharged-doctor-s-skincare-products-9824522

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Re: Problematic Skin
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2018, 07:23:27 pm »
I am a big fan of the moisturiser that is published here... I actually see the doctor at Radium Medical Aesthetics. They won an award for the product and I am glad they did because it is wallet-friendly and good!

https://www.elle.sg/beauty/skin/elle-treat-list-2018-supercharged-doctor-s-skincare-products-9824522

Thank you!

Was interesting to go through the article...these products are really expensive though :)

Also, I never heard of these brands, so where do you usually buy them?
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Re: Problematic Skin
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2018, 06:49:03 pm »
Go for Facial Treatment

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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2018, 11:46:09 pm »
Hi Lena, welcome to Singapore, soon  ;)

Anyway I understand your concern as well. But do take note that weather in Germany and Singapore are very different. What suits you in Germany might break you out if you use it in Singapore, or probably doesn't work  :(

I have problematic skin as well so I understand your concern a lot. From my experience, it's best to change your skin care products probably every 3 - 6 months so your skin don't get used to it.

I think for now, probably you should start using the products you used during summer in Germany. I usually get my skin care products here since I can compare the prices and see which stores I prefer. https://iprice.sg/skin-care/

They also have coupons so usually I will check the available coupons when my items are finishing up or wanna try something new. https://iprice.sg/coupons/

Nevertheless, the most important thing is to use sunscreen as the weather is very hot. Drinks more water as well. Hopefully you'll enjoy Singapore as much as I do  :)

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Re: Problematic Skin
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2018, 01:12:31 am »
My skin is highly sensitive too. I had our oozing our from my T-zone area, luckily someone recommend Nu skin for me, my skin is now so good. No need to change skin care every 3 to 6 months. People do that because they don’t know if those products are safe to use long term. I use ju skin facial products over 10 years. It just gets better and better

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