You’ve seen me at my worst - the brutality my skin was subjected to, the scores of injustice inflicted on my trusting nature that left me wounded with skepticism of the beauty industry.
Today, you are going to see me at my best. WITH NO MAKEUP.
You will see how one product created with consumers’ best interests in mind, backed with the highest level of advanced technology has made me feel honored to be gifted the opportunity to use it and brought great improvements to my battered skin.
You can stand to win a Philips Visapure for yourself! READ ON! 😀
But to get my skin to what it is and write what your eyes are reading now, I took a gamble.
I’ll be very honest with you and say that given the extreme vulnerability of my skin after the facial scare, I was wary of putting anything else other than dermatologically prescribed products.
Let alone an electronic facial-cleansing device that rotates and pulsates and has a life of its own (for one full minute)!
My initial thought was, “This is gonna give me better skin!? Hell no, that’s what the salon said about their services and look what happened to me!”
I was highly skeptical, and had every reason in the world to be. But I took a leap of faith.
That leap of faith, to give the Philips VisaPure a try, is something I would never, ever regret taking. I cannot tell you enough how much this seemingly simple yet sophisticated device improved my skin that I am now ADDICTED to it!
It was a gamble I took. And won. *pumps fist into air
Halloween Fun & Staycation With Girlfriends
For no other event of the year do I get as hyped up as Halloween. How I love the theatrics, the experimentation of costumes and makeup, the craziness, eeriness, and the endless hours of planning before a night out and incessant chatter about it afterwards!
By the way, when I was editing the previous photo at 4am in the morning, I accidentally zoomed in and this image filled my screen:
I literally exclaimed ‘WTF!!’ - in its full enunciation. Look at my girlfriend, please!!! Such understated horror in that one stare! Not a good idea to edit eerie photos in the wee hours, not a good idea at all. LOL!!
You know you’ve reached a certain age when it’s so hard to get your girlfriends together for a night out, but you also know they’re keepers for life when at the drop of a Whatsapp message, they’re all ready to set aside a night to film WITH and FOR you. =)
So because I love Halloween and my girl friends, I decided to put two and two together and had a Halloween staycation!
GOSH *slaps forehead*, I tell you, so much work went into the planning of this one night of filming. I took close to 2 weeks to plan this, from the general conceptualizing, to crafting of individual roles, to the flow of the party, to the nitty gritty details. SO MUCH BRAIN CELLS FRIED.
But I enjoyed myself tremendously and learnt a lot from this experience. I’m also filled with gratitude to have this group of friends who were so willing to give up their time for me. Filming ended at 2am, mind you. And we’re all not young anymore. BAHAHA!!
At one point, there were NINE people cramped into a tiny, budget hotel room.
I will dedicate a whole post for the crazy behind-the-scenes. =D Coming up next!
Removing The Most Stubborn Of Makeup With VisaPure
If only Philips created VisaPure earlier! Then I wouldn’t have had to suffer from stupid clogged pores, uneven skin surface and acne for so many years.
I cannot stress enough the importance of going to bed each night with a face free of makeup residue (I’m saying ‘residue’ and not ‘makeup’ because I trust you to be diligent enough to at least remove makeup to the best of your abilities! Don’t shock me okie! LOL!)
But if you, like me before, have tried to remove makeup with makeup remover and cleanser with your humble ten digits only to find yourself stuck in a never-ending battle with complicated skin, then it’s TIME FOR A CHANGE.
It might not be the skincare products you use. It’s not that they are unsuitable for your skin type, it’s not that they are too cheap to work, it’s not that they are too rich for your skin.
It could be because your skin is TOO CLOGGED to receive any of that goodness living inside those bottles of skincare you’ve spent thousands of dollars on!
Ever since I started using VisaPure, my skin has improved immensely (Have I just repeated that for the 8,194th time?). Every night, the full minute that VisaPure travels on my face, all the grime accumulated from the day is gently removed, leaving it smooth and soft, and ready for the absorption of subsequent skincare products.
Let’s try removing century-old mummy filth. HAHAHA!
I SWEAR I will never be a mummy for Halloween again. >.<” More of that in my next behind-the-scenes post!
But wait, what IS VisaPure?
So, What Is Philips VisaPure?
Now then do we get into the details!
The Philips VisaPure is a gentle, easy-to-use facial cleansing device which brush head vibrates AND rotates to clean deep down every single pore. The vibrations peg away at the stubborn impurities stuck in your pores, while the rotations sweep them away, so that all that is left is clean, glowy skin.
All this pore cleansing is made possible due to the VisaPure’s unbelievably fine bristles. The size of each bristle is 1/3 the size of an average HUMAN’S PORE. One-third! Can you imagine that?! It goes right into your skin to shovel the nasties out! No wonder my skin always feels incredibly clean and soft after each wash!
Can I repeat that it works to remove makeup and impurities AND give your skin a massage? We all need massages! Everywhere! Anytime!
This is the Sensitive brush, with bristles that feel as soft as a bunny’s fur. I use this every day. It’s like a ritual, I feel incomplete without it.
This is the Exfoliation brush, which opposed to how it sounds and looks, is still very gentle to the skin while doing a kick-ass job of exfoliating dead skin cells to make way for new. I use this once or twice a week.
This nifty device is totally taking daily skincare routine to the next level, I tell ya!
The VisaPure supposedly cleanses your face TEN TIMES more effectively than your hands*! Ten times, you know.
* Source: Internal study performed in The Netherlands in 2011 with 21 women comparing cleansing using VisaPure with cleansing by hand
In my video, you'll also see me conducting an experiment between the VisaPure and bare hands.
How To Use The Philips VisaPure?
To test for any negative reaction, I first tried the VisaPure on my jawline. Then when things looked fine, I tried it on my forehead the next couple of nights. Following that, I graduated to using it on my nose. And finally, my entire face.
It has a timer which stops at 20 seconds intervals so you know to switch areas on your face.
On the Philips official website, you’d see that they divide the face into three zones – T-zone, left cheek and right cheek and 20 seconds should be spent on each area. The device automatically switches off after 60 seconds to prevent overtreatment.
However, as the skin on my cheeks is sensitive and paper-thin now, I keep it to 10 seconds on each cheek. I like to use the brush to exfoliate my lips too!
Here’s how I use the VisaPure:
1st 20 seconds – Forehead
2nd 20 seconds – Nose, lips, chin
3rd 20 seconds – 10 seconds on each cheek
Watch my Halloween Staycation video HERE!
And if you like it (YOU WILL! HAHA!), please
(Click Bloggers Party and you'll see my picture)
Just mere 60 seconds of pure relaxation in return for better skin. Who wouldn’t want that??
After that, you may proceed to feel very happy about your smooth and clean skin! ^_^
If it is gentle enough on my super thin and sensitive skin, it will be gentle enough for most people. I don’t think too many people in the world would have gone through that kind of trauma like I did. @_@
You can remove makeup with the VisaPure, but personally I prefer removing long-wearing makeup first with a makeup remover, followed by the VisaPure for a thorough cleanse. This helps prolong the lifespan of the brush head.
I like that the VisaPure is ergonomically designed – it looks elegant and fits into my little palm nicely. It being lightweight and streamline makes it a very travel-friendly device. I have brought it with me on my two recent trips to Taiwan and China and it helped keep my skin alive in polluted environments.
I honestly think the VisaPure’s mechanism of rotating AND pulsating really helps in cleansing my skin more effectively.
With the VisaPure, my skin only got better and better – more radiant and smoother, and you know you’ve hit jackpot when your fiancé comments that your skin looks like they are rays shining out of it.
No wonder the VisaPure's tagline is 'Reveals your skin's TRUE RADIANCE'.
(The yellow patch at my jawline is bruising (absolutely normal!!) from a recent gum grafting surgery. I’ll tell you guys more about that soon!)
The Philips VisaPure is definitely a worthy investment since it will last for a long time. In the long run, you save even more because I realize I use less cleanser with the VisaPure than I would have used manually.
In layman’s terms, VisaPure is a fantastic product.
In beauty blogging terms, it’s HOLY GRAIL. 😀
Where To Buy Philips VisaPure
The new Philips VisaPure will be available at major electrical and departmental stores at S$269. Additional Philips VisaPure brush heads are also available for different skin types: Normal skin replacement brush head SC5990 (S$14), sensitive skin replacement brush head SC5991 (S$16), and exfoliating skin replacement brush head SC5992 (S$21).
As promised, here’s me with no makeup and zero editing - just the lovely morning sun shining on my just-woke-up face, a smile, freckles and all, my goldfish eye bags, and a big thank you for staying with me.
Go check out the full video of my Halloween Staycation! It's really fun! =D
And remember to vote for me please! Click Bloggers Party and then click on my picture!
Because good things are meant to be shared, here's how you can
WIN A PHILIPS VISAPURE!
- Contest only for people residing in Singapore. The box packaging will make overseas shipping too expensive.
- Only the first option is mandatory, additional points to up your chances of winning are at your discretion
- There is no limit to the number of votes cast.
- Voting ends 11 April 2014 and I will choose the winner the next day
- The winner will be notified by email and must reply within 24 hours, otherwise another winner will be selected
Good luck! 😀
(Update: THANK YOU for participating! 🙂 This giveaway is closed and the winner has been contacted.)