Category: ARTICLE OF THE MONTH

5 SKINMAG Awards Of 2017

It is nearing the end of 2017 and in this article, we look back at the year that has flown by, celebrating 5 deserving candidates who have endured the year and emerged champions after much controversy. Most Inclusive Cosmetics Line Of The Year   Rhianna launched her Fenty Beauty line this year to the raves of media and consumers alike. Two years in the making before this groundbreaking release, Fenty includes shades of foundations from the palest of pale to deep, deep browns, making this one of the most inclusive cosmetics lines of the year. What’s beautiful about this release is that it is more than just face paint. People have blogged about it, touched that they have finally found the perfect foundation with correct undertones. This makeup has become a little bit of a social movement, women are reacting to it and saying other companies which only launch the usual 4 or 5 shades of colour is not OK. Since its release, their cruelty-free products have sold out, showing Continue Reading

What you can do to look amazing in a decade’s time

Women will do anything to look young, revealed a recent study. Just what is this obsession with youth and how should we go about to ensure we look younger than we feel? Research shows that there are in fact two distinct types of aging, intrinsic and extrinsic aging. Intrinsic aging, also known as the natural aging process, is a continuous process that normally begins in our mid-20s. Collagen production slows down and turnover of new skin cells may start to decrease. Genes control how quickly the normal aging process unfolds. While these changes usually begin in our 20s, the signs of intrinsic aging like wrinkles, sagging skin etc may not be visible for years. For extrinsic aging, a number of external factors like UV rays from sun exposure, repetitive facial expressions, gravity, smoking etc, often act together with the normal aging process to prematurely age our skin. Don’t wait until it’s too late to start on your journey to more youthful skin as if you start early to maintain the Continue Reading

Glow-How: Max Your Skin’s Mojo (& Keep It)

Feeling down, dull and decidedly drab? One of our biggest beauty pet peeves is when a celebrity tells us that the secret to looking perfectly glowing all the time is simply to “drink lots of water”. We know A-listers have a literal army of top derms and skin gurus on speed dial for whenever the first hint of a pimple appears on their pristine faces. But why should celebrities get to hog all the professional help? SKINMAG scored you the insider’s glow-how from celebrity doctor, Dr Low Chai Ling. So take notes, lovelies, and prepare to refresh, recharge and rejuvenate your tired, lackluster and ageing skin with these hot tickets to the everlasting-glow town. AMP UP YOUR WATTAGE IN 1 DAY:  Jump-start Renewal of Fatigued Cells “We can fight different elements of ageing and build healthy radiance by seizing the daily opportunity brought by cell turnover,” says Dr Low. Healthy skin renews itself every 14 to 30 days. Exfoliation encourages this renewal process to allow your skin to repair itself faster, retain moisture Continue Reading

Is Filler Fusion The Latest Underground Treatment?

BY LISA WILLIAMS Many people have talked about getting fillers done, some with better results than others. Recently, I came across a new take on an old procedure called “Filler Fusion”. This off-the-menu treatment involves not just one type of filler for the face but a composite of several different natural hyaluronic acid fillers as well as collagen stimulators on the face to achieve a youthful yet natural uplifted look. Apparently, this is one of the most requested treatment by SW1 loyalists. Read More: How to Get Rid of Your Turkey Neck Without Surgery I was naturally excited to give this a shot as soon as I received my press invite. I am naturally reticent about what goes into my face. I have very sensitive skin (thanks to my half korean parentage) and unfortunately not the best of both worlds from my ancestors. I am beginning to show some signs of ageing around my eyes and mouth, and desperately keen for some refresher without over going the way of the Continue Reading

I Tried It! – How Fillers Took 10 Years Off My Face In 30 Minutes

BY LISA WILLIAMS   At some point, it’s hard to ignore the vivid signs of ageing I see in the mirror. I always felt that my face could be sharper and more V-shaped, but I’ve noticed my face has become more “bottom heavy” and saggy in the past year. My eyes look so dull and permanently tired, it makes me look listless and older than my actual age despite all the eye serums and facials I’ve tried. Perhaps more than anything else, I’m most affected when people say I look older than my husband. With my birthday coming next month, I’ve finally plucked up enough courage to dip my toes into unchartered waters – FILLERS to lift my face! I know that I don’t want anything invasive but I know I am ready for any sort of non-surgical facelift (if there is such a thing)! I’ve chosen to go to SW1 Clinic at my friend’s recommendation.   More importantly,  one of my close friends have been there before and I’ve heard great things about Continue Reading