24 December 2012

SENKA Skincare - Moisture for your skin!

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Do you know what is one of the most important things your skin needs?


Lack of moisture can cause severe dryness and make your skin become less supple. Like a grape that is shrivelled up without and pretty much becomes a raisin. Lolol. Dull, shrivelled, dry and of a rough texture. Lolol.

In conditions like cold winter air (which in our case is air-conditioned rooms lah lol) and being exposed to the sun or even just being near heat element, all these.. Will cause your skin to lose moisture.

And then when our skin feels oily, we tend to wash it more often or we tend to use harsher facial wash on it. This would take away the skin's natural moisture and damage it in the process.

BUT!!! One of the main cause of oily skin is due to our skin's lack of moisture!

Just imagine the skin is very smart lah okay lol. It's thirsty cox not enough moisture, so it produces oil on its own to quench its thirst! So that's why i always tell my friends not to blot! Just use tissue paper to remove the oil shine. Blotting will absorb "oil reserve" that has yet to be "called out" and this will only make your skin produce more oil!

So how to keep our skin feeling it has enough moisture ALWAYS?! Deng deng deng~

Here today to introduce two my new favourite skincare products that will solve your problem!!! And on top of it, one of it has whitening factors =DDD So you're covered. Haha.

This is the two i am using now but i have oily skin so keep reading to find out which is suitable for you! You might have dry skin, normal skin, combination skin etc.
This is my skin before i started on SENKA. I cannot hiam it too much becox ever since i started using SENKA Makeup remover and cleanser range to deep cleanse off daily makeup/ dirt, it's been getting better! Btw this picture has no edit except the size of my nose! And my skin still looks dull and not even half way through the day, it'd turn oily. SO I STARTED USING SENKA skincare! You'd find out what i use in a bit! Here's the results over 2-3 weeks. I am using it daily even till today!
3 days later with only drawn eyebrows and lipstick. No foundation / BB Cream. Face appear fairer and smoother. Less rough texture =O Same thing, only edited my nose size!
1 week plus into using SENKA range. My skin can never be perfect from the acne scars but at least i witness them turn more radiant and smooth!!! And even much softer to touch!!! =D
About 2 weeks into it, becoming fairer noticeably!!! Not sure if you can see in pictures but the difference is quite visible in real life ^.^ Even makeup also stays on my face much nicer. Notice a pimple growing on my forehead =.= Menses coming, that is hormones ah, i cannot help one lolol.
Closer to see pores on my cheeks which used to be really pronounced and huge before i started on SENKA skincare. And..
About 3 weeks later!!! =DDD Sorry my mense just came =X Usually the pimples-growth gets a lot worst than this so i am actually quite proud of this! No photoshop on my skin in this whole post!!! And this is me with no makeup at all! =D Loving how SENKA delivers good results!

Your turn to know about it! This is me with only eye makeup and lipstick cox don't wanna look too pale for the ad! I don't wanna look too pale lah! Anyway no need to put product on eyes and lips lol!
THIS, is the range i'd pick - SENKA Whitening Lotion!
And this lotion is comparable to serum and it works ALL THE WAY DOWN to the deep layers of your skin!!! With the Micro-moisture manufacturing process, it's able to shink the moisturising elements down to micro levels, so it's small enough to penetrate through every layer of our skin!

In case you're confused/ worried about the term "Lotion" like i was, and think that lotion would be thick and creamy and sticky. Don't be. SENKA lotion is light as water but powerful as serum.

Also, this is just how the skincare has evolved for Japanese. Lotion is the new toner / daily moisturizer. No more multiple fussy facial regime and just have 1 good reliable skin care - SENKA!

I for one, would understand how much skincare regime is a chore =X Becox i am a lazy person, we've gone over that many times lolol. But now using SENKA skincare to me, is just like brushing teeth. In fact brushing teeth takes more effort cox i gotta brush two sets of teeth lolol. Invisalign ma. 

You saw two bottles of the whitening range but one with blue cap and one with white. THIS is the one with blue cap and it's the SENKA Whitening Lotion (MOIST).
The texture is like this..

As you saw in the video. The texture is ALMOST like denser version of water. But still very fluid and clear! =D This is for people with dry skin and wants whitening effect! Apply this after cleansing and you will find your skin hydrated, look brighter and more luminous!
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Next we have the SENKA Whitening Lotion (FRESH)
The texture is sooooo light, almost water-like, that i can't snap a picture of the lotion dripping out!

As you can see here too! SENKA Whitening Lotion (FRESH) is really like water lah! =D It is for people with normal to oily skin and wants whitening effect!!!
Like me here! I have oily skin so i choose to use the SENKA Whitening (FRESH) ^.^
Really just like water on your face! But with all the goodness =D A little tip! I usually like to apply moisturising skincare gently upwards so as to give my skin a little lift =D
Okay summary! If you have normal - oily skin + you want your skin to be fairer, use the SENKA Whitening Lotion (FRESH), it's the one with white cap! =D It is formulated to release Vitamin C progressively so it can protect against melanin production and pigmentation while at the same time moisturising our face to keep it looking bright and fresh =D
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If you have normal - dry skin + wants to be fairer, use the SENKA Whitening Lotion (MOIST)! It's a lotion with effect of serum! Haha =D So your skin will stay moisturised and bright =D
Actually like this we should be done here right?! Lolol. I mean this pretty much works for me daily but not just yet! What about people who are ALWAYS in air-conditioned places and wants their skin to be EVEN more moisturised?! Below.. Is your "solution" lololol. I very punny hor.

For people who don't need to be fairer but just wants their skin to be moisturised..
The SENKA Hoshitsu Lotion! What you need to know about this range, it uses emulsifying technology to combine concentrated moisturising components into water-soluble moisturising liquid!

So it's not sticky and is extra moisturizing!

Why is it extra moisturizing! And what are the moisturizing components?!

It's the magic of (double) Hyalaronic acid and Royal Jelly GL!

Hyaluronic acid retains moisture and in the SENKA Hoshitsu Lotion, there are TWO KINDS of hyaluronic acid! One type that is highly moisturisng and hydrating, the other type helps the lotion remain in the skin for a longer period of time! Both able to penetrate the skin in different layers! So you're well-covered! =D Also not forgetting Royal Jelly and GL, both regconised for their moisturising capabilities! You have that in the Hoshitsu Lotion too!

So your skin will be brimming with moisture that can actually stays!!! =DDD

But wait, there's two kinds!!! Same as the Whitening range, white cap stands for FRESH ^.^ It's for people with normal - oily skin! Pink cap stands for MOIST. It's for people with normal - dry skin! =D

There's no difference in the moisture level between both ranges of MOIST and FRESH. It's only formulated to suit different skin types better!

So yup! If you just want super moisturising goodness without looking fairer, consider this range =D
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What if.. You sleep in really cold air-conditioning! Or is always sitting in a air-conditioned office! It also will make your skin feels dry and tight! THIS! Is what you need! Especially if you have travel plans made for cold countries from now til Febuary, March! It'd be freezing cold in many places!
Remember to bring the Hoshitsu Emulsion!
It retains moisture for a longer period of time without compromising on the light texture!
I apply this only on my laugh lines and under chin cox these places are generally more dry and dull than the rest of my face =/ Also don't know why!
Smelling fresh and pleasant =DDD And obviously i over-squeezed again =.=" I have to stop being so kiasu!!! Always squeezing much much more than what i need!
Apply it on your skin after lotion if you choose to.. Daily.
Same thing, in a upward lifting motion ^.^
You want two rings of moisture also can =DDD
So happy i found my perfect combo for now =D I loveeee being fairer so the whitening lotion (FRESH) would be great for me with the Hoshitsu Emulsion to keep it extra moist!
This one to whiten..
This is fo super-moisture! Especially great for cold weather travel!

And not forgetting how the sun plays a big part in how tan/ fair we become!

Quick into to SENKA sunscreen lotion! They have it in SPF50 and SPF27! For my daily usage, SPF27 would be more than good enough =D SPF50 is more for beach-goers and outdoor people! The texture is.. Very smooth because its made with Mt Fuji Mineral water and baby powder!! Can be used both on body and face – and if you’re using on face, it actually doubles up as a make up base =D
SENKA UV Protect in SPF27 =))
Try rub it and it's gone within like 5 seconds! And it's not sticky at all one! Very easy to absorb!
Alright look at me! With only eye and lip makeup all through most of this post!

Alright so if you're wondering how my skin looks like NOW NOW, do sign up for the SENKA Japanese beauty event on the SENKA facebook page =DDD

Don't say i proud but really, my skin is not just sooo much better, it kinda have this rosey glow. Ahem. I LOVE SENKA lotion!!! =DDD And i've been following the SENKA facebook page, very jealous all the participants seem to be having so much fun!!! And the goodie bags o Haha!

Looking forward to see you at the QiuQiu X SENKA event!
Thank you so much!!! And i know you're gonna have a lot of fun!!!

Do sign up HERE if you're keen! =D

Prices of the items:

Hoshitsu LOTION Fresh - $17.90
Hoshitsu LOTION Moist - $17.90
Hoshitsu EMULSION -$17.90

Whitening LOTION Fresh - $18.90
Whitening LOTION Moist - $18.90

PERFECT UV SPF 50 - $16.90
PURE UV  SPF 27 - $16.90

Find out HERE which Watsons store you may find SENKA.


Anonymous said...

Hi Qiuqiu :)
Thanks for the price list.

I always thought you have droopy eyes, but in the post w/o makeup, your eyes are big and not droppy at all. Seems to be its the lashes that makes your eyes look droppy.

Anonymous said...

I know it's not really related to the topic but could you write me what lipstick are you wearing in these pics? I've been looking for sth like that for ages :). Anyway, great post as always ^_^

Anonymous said...

Hi qiu qiu,
wanted to sign up for the workshop (:
But seems like the fb page link is not working ):
Could you kindly help me check?
would really wish to join in the workshop! (& to see you too ^^)

Anonymous said...

Hi qiu qiu,
wanted to sign up for the workshop (:
But seems like the fb page link is not working ):
Could you kindly help me check?
would really wish to join in the workshop! (& to see you too ^^)

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!! your skin is superb!!!!! nice nice nice!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Qiuqiu, after applying SENKA Whitening Lotion (FRESH) does your face have sticky sticky feeling?

jia ying said...

signed up!! yeh see ya... =D

Anonymous said...

hi qiu! which concealer are you using?

Qiuting said...

Anon, it's from YSL one.

Anon it seems to be working fine!

Anon, no wor, like water where will sticky! I LOVE THE MOIST FRESH!

Jiaying, see you~! =D

Anon, concealer from YSL also.

Anonymous said...

How much is the workshop?

▲elaine▽ said...

I was always wondering about this range and mostly on their sunscreen! Your skin is super milky and your pores are so small.. Jelly!

Anonymous said...

qiuqiu may I know where did you purchase your dress from? :)

Anonymous said...

Hi QiuQiu,

If i don't remember wrongly your skin used to be duller, more scars and pimples. you've really come a long way to your bright and healthy looking skin!

What's your secret? i mean, it's been 1 - 2 years and the improvement is so drastic and i'm sure i'm not the only one envious!

Share please?

thanks :)

Qiuting said...

Anon, workshop is free!

Anon, my routine now is SENKA mochi facial wash, SENKA whitening lotion (fresh) and then YSL forever youth eye essence, then on my laugh line SENKA emulsion.

And twice a week / when i feel like it, laneige water pack. Or one random mask a week! Ah also also, CURE gel once a week! Really these are all up to my mood haha.

JY said...

Hi qiuqiu!

I usually apply pimple cream before I sleep, and nothing after i cleanse my face with sk2 facial cleanser.

Now after I cleanse with my facial cleanser, i apply the senka lotion. is that right? should i still apply my pimple cream before i sleep?

thanks for answering :DDD

Anonymous said...

wad is the difference btn Hoshitsu EMULSION and Hoshitsu (fresh/ moist)?

Anonymous said...

Hi Qiu,
Which one shld I use if I have combi skin? Moist or Frest?