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Monthly Beauty Buys | October Purchases

Monthly Beauty Buys | October Purchases

I love online shopping. I used to share my beauty and deals scavenged on Friday Finds on another website a run called NOMSS. But since HelloNance is more beauty and lifestyle focused I thought I should share my purchases here instead. I always tell my […]

REN SKINCARE | PERFECT CANVAS PRIMER

REN SKINCARE | PERFECT CANVAS PRIMER

REN Skincare introduced a silicone free primer! There is a lot that I like about this clean skincare line and the NEW Perfect Canvas Silicone Free Skin Finishing Serum is my newest makeup addiction. There is so much though from the name to the packaging to how […]

BIOSSANCE | Plant Based Natural Skincare Review

BIOSSANCE | Plant Based Natural Skincare Review

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I haven’t been tinkering with natural skincare for a long time. The idea of a skincare line without the harmful chemicals is lovely though. Who doesn’t want glowing skin? That’s why we are all on this never ending journey to find the holy grail of skincare products. I may have sworn by brands like this, this and this (and I still do). Lately, Biossance stands out – and it made it all the way to Sephora.com!

 

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Biossance is a plant derived, non-toxic and sustainably sourced Squalane-based skin care company. The brand blacklisted over 2000 ingredients that are potentially harmful. It follows the strict guidelines set in Europe – it is EWG VERIFIED™  (Environmental Working Group).

 

It is  non-comedogenic, non-toxic, fragrance-free, mineral oil-free, dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested, and suitable for all skin types including sensitive.

 

Biossance is a biotech-backed skincare. It started inside Berkeley labs where they were developing patented technology to create an accessible cure for malaria.

 

Biossance Commitments

  • Biotech-Backed Skincare
  • Clinically-Proven Results
  • Clean Beauty
  • Non-Toxic Products
  • Sustainable Ingredients

 

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The packaging itself is simple and has a plant envy vibe. They use tree-free sugarcane paper to make the outer packaging and the main components of their bottles are recyclable!

 

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What is Squalane?

Squalane (C30H62) is a mega-moisturizing molecule. The human body produces its own version of squalane. But the amount you make and retain decreases over time—reaching peak levels in your teens and starting to decline in our 20’s, leaving our skin rough, dry and vulnerable.

Biossance created a 100% plant-based squalane sustainable from sugarcane. It targets dryness and dullness!

 

Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil:

  • Made with free radical fighting Vitamin C to brighten
  • Calming damascus rose extract to reduce inflammation and soothe redness
  • Squalane

 

Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer:

  • Moisturizes
  • Balance skin tone
  • The texture itself is gel like. It glides on creamy and fills the crevices of your skin.

 

Biossance Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel:

  • Made with a mix of squalane and Swiss apple stem cell extract to target dark circles, puffiness and fine lines
  • Cools on contact
  • Fills fine lines like a primer

 

Biossance Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil:

  • Made with seaweed and ginger-blended
  • Gentle but tough enough to remove waterproof mascara
  • Helps to reduce dryness, roughness or uneven texture
  • Brightens and reduces dullness.
  • Skin does not feel tight after washing

 

After a few uses, I notice my skin to be softer and my complexion more balanced.

 

Here’s $10 off your first purchase of $50 at Biossance.com.

Your discount code is my email: nomss.home [at] gmail [dot] com.

 

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LANEIGE | Brightening Sparkling Water Pop Essence

LANEIGE | Brightening Sparkling Water Pop Essence

I probably have half a dozen different skincare products in my medicine cabinet. Lately I’ve been trying real hard to finish one bottle before opening another. Finally I was able to try the new Brightening Sparkling Water Pop Essence from LANEIGE. I’ve enjoyed this Korean beauty brand […]

REN SKINCARE | ATLANTIC KELP & MAGNESIUM BODY RANGE

REN SKINCARE | ATLANTIC KELP & MAGNESIUM BODY RANGE

I have been using REN SKINCARE for some time now. Even before I was pregnant. I like that they use 100% plant and mineral actives which works in harmony with your skin.  As a new Mom-to-be, choosing beauty and skincare products free from parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, petrolatum, […]

SkinCeuticals Review | Hydrating B5 Gel and More

SkinCeuticals Review | Hydrating B5 Gel and More

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You probably know that I’ve been madly in love with SkinCeuticals products, if you’ve been following me on my Instagram feed. I’ve recently introduced the Hydrating B5 Gel and a few other moisturizing products into my Asian skincare routine and found it working best with my Normal-Dry skin type.

 

To be honest, I’m not very committed to using a single skincare line. Instead I favor using a few different products from different companies. I swamp out certain products depending on the time of day or seasons to create the best skincare routine for myself.

 

I’m too lazy to commit myself to a 10-step Korean skincare routine, etc. What works for one person doesn’t necessary means it works best for me. Besides, I’ve found that completely changing all products usually just inflames my skin. But I must say, I love (selectively) trying out new products.

 

After using the following SkinCeuticals products over a 3-4 month period, I feel my skin has not had any allergic reactions nor breakouts. Which is always a good sign!

Let’s get into each product!

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SkinCeuticals – HYDRATING B5 GEL

This serum is oil free but extremely hydrating with hyaluronic acid. It has a watery viscosity and is not scented. This moisturizer combines vitamin B5 with hyaluronic acid which acts as the body’s natural hydrator and helps bind moisture to the skin. Two drops is plenty. It absorbs quickly but does not disappear right away. I make sure I also moisturize my neck with the extra left over products!

WHEN: I use this after my toner/first essence.

PROS:

  • Skin feels supple and smooth
  • Hydrating and enhances the benefits of a daily moisturizer
  • Non-comedogenic. Does not clog pores
  • Paraben, alcohol, dye, fragrance-free
  • Ideal for all skin types

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SkinCeuticals – HYDRATING B5 MASQUE

If the hydrating B5 Gel is still not enough to get you through whatever rough/dry climate you are in than the Hydrating B5 masque just might save your face! Similar to the B5 Gel, the B5 Masque contains high concentrations of hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5. Intensely moisturizing and I recommend using this 1 to 2 times weekly to help restore water balance and replenish parched skin. It feel like a cool gel when you first apply it to your skin with an initial tingle.

 

WHEN: I use this after my serum.

PROS

  • High concentrations of hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5
  • Skin feels supple and smooth
  • Non-comedogenic. Does not clog pores
  • Paraben, alcohol, dye, fragrance-free
  • Ideal for all skin types

 

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SkinCeuticals – PHYTO CORRECTIVE MASQUE

I love the texture and the cooling effect of this SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque! This versatile botanical facial mask has multifaceted uses: leave on, rinse off or as an overnight treatment aka water sleeping mask. It has been clinically tested post-procedure to effectively reduce visual redness, discomfort, and heat. So it is particularly soothing to use post procedure – post laser, extractions, photodynamic therapy (PDT), intense pulsed light therapy (IPL), and other in-office procedures.

Also, if you’re skin is easily sensitive especially affect post workout, sun exposure and/or hot bath,chlorine/salt water from swimming, windburn from winter activities than this is for you!

I like to use this calming facial mask 1-2 times a week and often with a thin layer as an overnight mask to restore radiance and smoothness. It also helps to reduce redness!

 

WHEN: I use this after my serum. Sometimes I also mix in 2 drops of B5 Gel for added hydration.

PROS

  • Reduction in visual redness
  • Cooling effect in skin surface temperature
  • Pure Active Botanicals: Blend of cucumber, thyme and olive extracts
  • Skin feels supple and smooth
  • Non-comedogenic. Does not clog pores
  • Ideal for all skin types

 

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SkinCeuticals – EMOLLIENCE

This moisturizer absorbs into my skin very quickly. Quicker than the B5 Gel and didn’t seem to stay. The Emollience is formulated with sea algae, grape seed oil rose hip seed oil to help hydrate and moisturize parched, dry, sensitive skin however, I find it too gentle for the winter months. Come summer time I certainly would welcome this into my regime.

 

WHEN: I use this after my serum.

 

PROS

  • Nourishes and hydrates the skin
  • Restores and maintains skin moisture levels
  • Absorbs quickly and evenly
  • Optimal for high altitudes and cold or dry climates
  • Ideal for dry or sensitive skin types

 

Overall, I quite like SkinCeuticals products and excited to keep them rotating in my skincare regime.

 

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TATCHA Skincare | Japanese Luxury Geisha Traditions Beauty Line

TATCHA Skincare | Japanese Luxury Geisha Traditions Beauty Line

TATCHA Skincare is a beauty company that is inspired by the ancient Geisha skincare traditions. It is a company based in San Francisco, USA. The beauty line selling points to Geisha beauty secrets, rituals and ultimately flawless skin. I was drawn to all the good […]

Ren Skincare Review | Clean Plant Base Minerals No Harmful Toxins

Ren Skincare Review | Clean Plant Base Minerals No Harmful Toxins

REN SKINCARE is a clean, natural, plant based and mineral line. It offers a very efficacious and pleasurable application. I was recently introduced to REN and oh my goodness, it has been life changing. To start, I have very thin and sensitive skin. I am Chinese and […]

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her

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Can you believe it is February already? That means that Valentine’s Day is just 14 days away (you still have lots of time today). If you haven’t quite thought about  Where To Eat On Valentine’s Day, Where To Get the Best Chocolates, what to get your sweetheart… we can help with the following Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!

This February 14th, don’t skip the roses. Even a single flower can be meaningful! They will remember it for years to come just how thoughtful and considerate you are!

 

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

 

Narciso Rodriguez: This sensual, feminine, elegant, pure and modern ‘For Her’ eau de parfum. It is the perfect seduction fragrance with notes of orange blossom, pink floral accord, chypre, amber, soft musk, vanilla, woods, musk.

 

Sugarfina Candy: These gourmet gummy bears are made with Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne. These sophisticated bears sparkle in flavors of classic Brut and fashionable Rose.

 

Larsson & Jennings Rose Gold Watch: Offer a functional gift that she will want to wear everyday! This limited edition rose gold watch with lightweight stainless steel strap and precise Swiss Quartz.

 

Bauble Bar Jewelry: Offer her a strand of crystals and stones with old Hollywood glamour is modernized with a Y-necklace silhouette.

 

Charlotte Tilbury: Re-create The Golden Goddess look with ease thanks to a fabulous set of products by Charlotte Tilbury. This luxurious makeup line has us girls craze over its glowing, dreamy skin and pretty pink pout. I love this line and rose gold packaging!

 

Love Moschino Heart Clutch: Super cute heart shaped and embellished clasp top closure with gold  chain link shoulder strap. Available in gold sequin, red, or black.

 

Case Mate Iphone Case: Protect your phone with the #1 best selling clear case. This clearly protective, dual-layered case for iPhone 6 Plus offers a smooth transparent finish and ultra slim design. Its lightweight, minimalist design delivers a stylish profile, while the impact resistant hard shell and coordinating bumper protects against impacts and falls.

Swarvoski Rings: Minimalist essential piece for any jewelry box! With a slim silhouette, this delicate rhodium-plated ring is refined and easy to wear. One half is adorned with sparkling crystals. Combine it with jewelry in silver tones or wear it together with the gold-plated Rare ring for a trendy stacked look.

 

Aesop Hand Cream: Soft hands with this deeply moisturizing, careful blend of fragrant botanicals and skin-softening emollients hand cream. It deliver rich hydration to hands and cuticles with pleasant fragrances of mandarin rind, rosemary leaf, and Cedarwood atlas.

 

ClassPass: The gift that keeps on giving! Offer the gift of variety of unlimited fitness studios and workout classes. Better yet, set a date and go workout together!

 

Travel: Take her on a unforgettable vacation at one of the most romantic resorts in the world! Go experience and make memories that you both can cherish!

 

 

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Boxing Week Sale | Not Just Boxing Day Deals!

Boxing Week Sale | Not Just Boxing Day Deals!

Boxing Day shopping is always crazy. I remember as a teenager we would literally box for Boxing Day at the malls the whole. entire. day! Thinking back, it was really tiring mainly because of the long lines and mad rush everyone is in. NOW, shopping […]