Vichy Bi-White Med

Whitening is a major concern for most Asian ladies. It is a part of our beauty regimen, in fact more than other parts of the world. Being fair and white, it is believed that you will look more beautiful and healthy looking. I prefer to be fair as well cos the sun really harms the skin and I always make sure that I apply sunscreen on my face and body everyday. During lunches, I never leave my office without an umbrella! I even get weird stares when the weather is not sunny but hey, the UV rays are everywhere! Laoniang is allergic to the sun, cannot meh? *flips hair*

Our lifestyle causes us to be exposed to harmful free radicals in the environment and thus, results in dull and uneven skin tone. Even sitting in the office under lightings causes stress to the skin. Vichy has recently launched their Bi-White Med range which deeply whitens and detoxifies, even for sensitive skin (yay!). Here are 6 major complexion flaws for most people and Vichy is here to help!

– Dark spots
– Dull complexion
– Yellow skin tone
– Irregular skin texture
– Red patches
– Dryness patches

Bi-White Med Deep Corrective Whitening Essence (S$82) is the star product of the day. It helps to target the deepest source of the 6 major complexion flaws to achieve fair and beautiful skin. Enriched in mother of pearl, the fresh and luminous finish reveals your skin’s brightness in a light, non sticky texture. Compared to the day cream, the texture and consistency is slightly thicker. Even so, it gets instantly absorbed.

Bi-White Med Day Cream (S$59) was found in the goodie bag and I had the chance to test it out for about 2 weeks. Products for sensitive skin are usually fragrance-free but I’m sure we all love to use products that smells lovely. Hence, Vichy has added purifying peony to enhance our experience while using this range. Also, there are five oils of natural origins (apricot, passionflower, macadamia, coriander and jojoba oils) which were carefully selected to protect and repair the skin. I was so mesmerized by the peony scent that I felt really relaxed after using it haha!

The cream has a gel-like consistency, pretty similar to the Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX. Even though it’s a day cream, I use it during the day and night to hasten the result. When I woke up the next morning, my skin feels brighter and radiant. Though it leaves a slightly oily film on the skin, it wasn’t too thick to make my skin breakout.

Bi-White Med Night Cream (S$69) contains a higher dose of balance oils and Vitamin Cg for a stronger whitening effect. The texture is pretty much similar to the day cream but slightly thicker.

The event was held at Paris Baguette. Thank you Vichy for pampering us! bigsmile Overall, I love the Vichy Bi-White Med range as they are paraben-free and certainly live up to its expectations. Hooray to whiter and brighter looking skin! =)

Vichy Bi-White Med is available from April 2013 onwards at Watsons, Guardian and Unity and they have a Vichy flag-ship store at Ngee Ann City Watsons and Paragon Guardian. You can get a special edition Parisienne umbrella at selected Watsons, Guardian and Unity stores when you purchase the Vichy Bi-White Med Deep Corrective Whitening Essence together with the day or night cream. Only at selected stores, and while stocks last!

L’Oreal Paris White Perfect Laser Event

Ever considered going for IPL treatment for whitening? What if you just have to pay a fraction of the amount to get the same effect?

For the first time, White Perfect Laser from L’Oreal Paris Dermo-Expertise challenges to deliver comparable results against the peak of Whitening Technology – Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). What a bold statement!

Here we have the White Perfect Laser Anti-Spot Brightening Essence (S$39.90, 30ml) and White Perfect Laser All-Round Protection Whitening Cream SPF19/PA+++ (S$32.90, 50ml) smile

I’ve briefly tried both products and really love their textures. The essence is easier to absorb unlike the cream, which is much thicker and heavier. A clinical trial conducted in L’Oreal Laboratories show that 8 weeks of daily application of both White Perfect Laser Essence and Day Cream SPF19/PA+++ delivered comparable results to those obtained from one IPL session on six key dimensions women seek, which are:

  • Shrinking of spots
  • Fading of dark spots
  • Improving skin texture
  • Improving skin smoothness
  • More radiant skin
  • Less visible pores

I will do a more in-depth review after finishing this product. Hope it work wonders! =)

Here’s a little test we did. We shone the UV light onto the model’s face and wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentations, spots and freckles started to form. Horrible!

June bravely took up the challenge to age half of her face with the help of the makeup artist. Well, UV rays will cause your face to look like that. You know what to do eh? smile

Also, check out this bloghopping contest that I am conducting, together with my fellow beauty bloggers! The group with the most number of submissions will each win shopping vouchers worth $50! All participating readers from the winning group will also receive their star product Youth Code Boosting Essence worth $39.90 each (check out my review here)! Now gogogo, help everyone win the goodies! bigsmile

My secret code is: THE

Go unscramble the phrase and email the correct phrase to once you’ve figured it out! The phrase can be found on one of the photos above. Look for the other keywords from the other bloggers:

Joyce –
Candy –
June –
Charlotte –

Contest ends on 15th June. Good luck everyone! bigsmile

L’Oreal Paris White Perfect Laser range will be available at Watsons, Guardian, SASA, selected department stores, major super & hypermarkets from 17 May 2012 onwards.