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Senka – Perfect Whip Foam

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I have written about Senka Cleaning Oil the last round. Now I am going to share my experience on the use of Senka’s Perfect Whip Foam, which comes from the same Senka product family, under Shiseido.

The Product
Visually, this product is like any other facial foam. Comes in a light blue tube, the product dispensed is white and creamy. The uniqueness of this product is that once you rub the product with cold water, it will create lots of foam, which looks like a well beaten egg white. Take some practice actually. If you like to use warm water to wash your face, take note that the product may not fluff up as much. According to the product explanation, the foams created are finer and could clean the pores more thoroughly. It was also mentioned on the product that Amino Acid is one of the ingredients included. Those who have acne or problem skin will appreciate that Amino Acid cleansers are good for problem skin.

Using the Product

I use the Perfect Whip Foam twice a day, Day and Night. Personally, I find the Perfect Whip Foam not too drying (though I have found out from others who find it a bit drying after wash), and give a little bit of hydrating effect. At night, after removing my foundation or sunscreen with Sephora Triple Cleansing Water or Bioderma Sensibio, I will use the Perfect Whip Foam with my Clarisonic Aria on normal speed. This helps to cleanse my skin once and for all to prevent clogging. This method has worked well for me thus far.

How to use with Clarisonic

Squeeze your usual amount of foam cleanser (it should not be more than 2cm long product as it will be too much), and foam it up using cool or room temperature water. Once that is done, spread the foam on your face with light rubbing motion. Then give your Clarisonic a quick rinse, flick off the water and turn it on and place the brush starting from the center of your forehead and move in circular motion. The entire brushing time should only take a minute. Then rinse your face with warm water (esp if your face is very oily) followed by cool water. Some people will rinse with cold water to immediately close the pores. I don’t particularly find this making much of difference for me, but I usually would prefer to use warm water only.  You will find that your skin is smooth and clean.

Do remember to keep your Clarisonic brush head clean by detaching it from the handheld, and run it under warm water to remove suds, followed by flicking off remain water and leave it to dry.

Where to Buy

If you live in Singapore, you should be able to purchase Senka Perfect Whip Foam from Watsons, its retailing at around $12 per tube (I think). Frequent users can always purchase them when there is a sale at Watsons at a cheaper price. Like many skin care and food products, Senka is a Japanese product, but they do let regional partners help them manufacture the products using the same formula. So, not all Senka sold in the market are made in Japan.

1) From Qoo10, you will find many sellers carrying this product. I like to visit the vendor Kenko.com who claimed that they import directly from Japan. There are of course other sellers who could prove that their products have gone through checks by Health Sciences Authority of Singapore. These are reliable products too. Just take note of the expiry dates before you buy. You will notice that products imported from Taiwan comes with chinese labels at the top of the tube. Those from Japan or Korea comes with Japanese labels at the top of the tube.

2) From Rakuten, you can also find Kenko.com to make your purchase. But of course, from Rakuten Japan website, you can find the Japanese locals carrying the same products but it could be pricier to import from there.

3) If you are shopping from Japan and you are able to read Japanese, you can visit Kenko to place your online order too.

Hope the above information helps! Do let me know if you have any other experiences using this product, and where we can find Senka Perfect Whip in your country! 🙂

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Beauty Salon in SG – Face Essensuals

I had problem skin and I had been through almost all the IPLs and Laser procedures that is available in town. each time I go to a dermatologist, I come out with a few hundred bucks lesser in my wallet.

imageIt was not until I was recommended by a colleague to make an appointment with Serina Leong, the sole proprietor of Face Essensuals. She is not a doctor but it was her personal determination to help me improve my skin condition that saved me the thousands that I could have spent on treatments and clinic fees.

I used to have very bad outbreaks that scars my face. For the longest time, I almost could not see my chin because of all the angry acnes and painful bumps on my T-zone. It was a real nightmare. So much so that I had to resort to makeup to cover up the scars.

Three months after I visit Face Essensuals,  I noticed visible improvement on my skin!  My outbreaks reduced and I was able to gradually narrow down to the contributing factors of the outbreaks. Another six months down I junked the dermatologist’s skincare products and started moving to something cheaper and off the shelf. A major regret I didnt manage to take any before and after photos then. It was just amazing!

It is usually not Serina’s style to recommend or suggest products to her clients unless she thinks that the products would work well for them. So from time to time I will have to ask her for recommendation of some of the new products that she carries.

Face Essensuals does not carry the common spa or skincare big brands such a Dermalogica or Decleor. Serina will change the product ranges in the salon if she finds that the products do not meet her clients’ skincare conditions. So far, Face Essensuals have had product ranges from France, Italy, Dubai (surprise!) etc and she never applies it on her clients if she has not tried it herself and be satisfied with it.

I have recommended friends to this salon and they have been with her since with wonderfully positive feedback. If you are in Singapore and wants to receive a no frills and no product peddling beauty salon, make an appointment with Face Essensuals. You will be happy with the service.

Visit Face Essensuals website at Face Essensuals or call Serina at +65 6732-8237 to make an appointment today!