Christmas Gifts 2012: Editor's Picks!

Christmas is just around the corner! I am already hearing "Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle all the way..." in the shops full of Christmas decoration. You might think it's a little early to think about the gifts, but surely it's not! Here's a list of gifts that I picked for you guys.


(left to right, top to bottom)

L'Occitane Rose 4 Reines Hydrating Face Mist (2 x 50ml in a box, USD37.00) rich in natural rose floral water this refreshing mist quenches the skin and maintains optimal moisture levels. It's soothing active ingredients reduce irritation and leave skin feeling soft, supple, and comfortable. Apply under or over makeup any time of day. Hold at 20 cm from, face, close eyes and spray onto skin. Suitable for all skin types.

  • Facial Treatment Clear Lotion 40ml
  • Facial Treatment Essence 30ml
  • Facial Treatment Cleansing Gel 15g
  • Facial Treatment Mask 1pc
  • Stempower 15g
  • Lavender Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy 25g x 1pc
  • Rosewater Hand Therapy 25g x 1pc
  • Iris Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy 25g x 1pc
Biotherm Aquasource NON STOP Biolab Hydra Solutions Set (Dry Skin) (USD34.00):
  • Aquasource NON STOP Oligo-Thermal Cream Intense Moisturization 1.01oz / 30ml
  • Biosource Hydra-Mineral Lotion Softening Water Mg 1.01oz / 30ml
  • Biosource Softening Cleansing Foam Mg 0.67oz / 20ml
  • Pink Cosmetic Bag 20cm x 7cm x 7.5cm


Swarovski Aura by Swarovski Parfume & Lipstick Set (Limited Edition) (USD62.00):
  • Aura by Swarovski Eau De Parfum (Refillable Spray) 15ml / 0.5oz
  • Crystallize Your Lips Lipstick (Crystal Vintage Rose) 3g / 0.1oz
Jill Stuart Petite Nail Lacquer Collection (USD36.00):
  • Nail Lacquer N #114 Red Currant 6ml
  • Nail Lacquer N #115 Bird Song 6ml
  • Nail Lacquer N #116 Deep Fur 6ml
  • Nail Art Sticker
Givenchy Play for Her Fragrance Gift Set (USD58.00):
  • Givenchy Play for Her Eau de Parfum 1oz / 30ml
  • Givenchy Play for Her Velvet Body Lotion 2.5oz / 75ml
Kate Garey High Tea Cosmetic Bag (USD19.00)
In demand by Tea lovers everywhere we have bought our original 'I Love Tea' design back with 2 little sweet friends. 23cm x 13cm x 6.5cm, recycled canvas and floral cotton lining.

Want something out of the ordinary? Try the green colour!

Kate Garey Wise Monkeys Cosmetic Bag

We all know and love the 3 wise monkeys, See No Evil, Hear No Evil & Say No Evil but the most important is the fourth Do No Evil! These buddies sit together on green polka dots, the sayings embroidered onto their bellies.
23cm x 13cm x 6.6cm. 


Everyday Skin Moisturising Tips for Winter

Switch to Cleansing Cream from Cleansing Gel

Cleansing cream comprises of mild cleansing agents and a higher density of emollients, eliminating the harshness of cleaning agents, along with it leaving your skin supple and soft.  It gently removes the dirt on your skin.  
My skin feels: In dry weather, I will use Decléor Cleansing Cream - Face & Eyes.  I love the super soothing, calming and revitalizing ingredients, Angelica and Geranium Essential Oils, which restore moisture to skin and improve the blotches caused by dryness.  I use it for wiping makeup residues and cleansing face, 1 step for a complete face cleansing.  It saves my skin from dehydration due to over-washing.

Using Lukewarm Water to Wash Face

Hot water will strip off the natural sebum protection of skin while cold water cannot soften the epidermis for an effective face cleansing.  Lukewarm water is gentle to your skin and it does not induce any undesirable reaction to skin.   Apply moisturizers to skin when your skin is still moist after washing, as water evaporates on skin and leaches the moisture from your skin.

Select skin-care with Humectants or Emollients

Always look for big words for skin moisturizing, such as Hyaluronic Acids, Collagen, Glycerine, Aloe Vera, Honey, Rose, Lavender, Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin E…

http://imgd1.cosme-de.com/b00000251/5078.jpgSANA Uruoitaishi Moisturizing Gel creates a long-lasting moisturising effect with skin-like hyaluronic acids and collagen which attracts moisture to skin cells, imparting a moist and dewy look all day!  Lay a thin layer over your face before make-up.  It prevents your make-up to dry and irritate your skin especially in winter.



Moisturizing from the inside

Drinking an adequate amount of water helps your skin cells stay plump and hydrated.  Fruits are loaded with antioxidants, essential minerals and vitamins which help fortifying healthy skin cells.


2-Step Skin Thirst Aid

When waging battle with dryness, skin breakouts can happen at any moment when you neglect the special care for a healthy moisture level of skin.  Be always ready to give ‘Thirst Aid’ to your skin!

Step 1: Exfoliation removes the outermost dry and dead skin
Desperately applying moisturizers once your skin feels dry? Hang on… To rescue dry skin, first of all, we need to exfoliate the stubborn dead skin cells on the epidermis for a better absorption. Otherwise, all the beautiful moisturizing nutrients are clogged within the dead skin cells, accumulating a thick barrier blocking the delivery of moisture and nutrients.
My skin feels: When I know that this peeling gel is characterized by 100% natural ingredients, it is a great temptation that I cannot resist.  The super sweet corn cob deeply pumps up the moisture and removes the rough surface of skin. Just use a little and gently massage into my skin.  Some yellowish eraser rubbings (dirt and dead skin cells) come out. It has no heavy oils, giving my skin light and pure feelings.  Look at the mirror and feel so indulged with the egg-like slippery and tofu-like smooth texture of my skin.

             Ricco Di Nartura Micro Peeling Gel

Step 2: Intensive Hydra-Boosting treatments
Don’t miss the best moment to trap moisture underneath.  Skin’s barrier is loosened after exfoliation.  Wrap your skin with a moisturizing mask to penetrate the moisturizing nutrients deeply into your skin along with it repairing the dehydrated skin cells.
My skin feels: I really adore it, Albion Skin Conditioner Essential Paper Mask, which conditions my skin with the queen of grains, Job’s Tears seeds (Barley), which is known as the guardian angel for skin in China and Japan. The feature of this mask is to accelerate skin’s metabolism so as to regain moisture and healthy complexion.    Acne and blotch breakouts are less likely to happen and my skin’s immune system is regulated back on a right track to fight for the dry air.
            Albion Skin Conditioner Essential Paper Mask


One thing you shouldn't neglect...

The weather is getting drier now, and I bet most people wouldn’t forget about taking care of the face, change to use a more moisturizing face cream, put on hydrating masks…etc. But one thing you might easily forget to take care of!

Your Hair!

That’s right! Poor hair which is often neglected by many, dry and lonely on the top of everyone’s head. You do know that the way your hair looks actually can reflect how delicate you are in grooming yourself, don’t you? My hair has been angry at me recently for the lack of attention, the knots at the ends irritate me so much!

Here, try the below to befriend your hair again:

L'Occitane Aromachologie Repairing Mask provides intensive nourishing and protective care. A natural complex of 5 essential oils - Angelica, Lavender, Geranium, Ylang-ylang and Patchouli - plus sunflower and wheat oils. Particularly recommended for color and chemically-treated hair, this hair mask nourishes and deeply restores capillary fiber.

John Masters Organics 100% Argan Oil helps to retain moisture, improve elasticity and soften hair and skin, while also adding instant sparkle and shine. It's excellent for taming frizzy hair and mending split ends.

Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak formulated for dehydrated, under-nourished, and damaged hair, a repairative masque provides intense conditioning, helping to repair severely weakened hair fibers by restoring its moisture content.


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Don't miss your chance, enjoy the exclusive 10% discount on everything at COSME-DE.COM from skincare to haircare, including best-valued items.

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DIY - at home, for your face!

People always talk about at home facial, but normally we need to use cleansing foam/milk to clean our face, then put on paper mask, then apply toner and cream...etc. Sounds all too complicated, isn't it?!

But now, there is one device which can clean, moisturize your face and even tighten the pores. That's right! Hitachi Ion beauty devices, just look at the slim, lightweight design in a classic simple white colour. There are 2 power levels, and don't forget to try the cooling pampering as the last step.

What if you want a device which focuses on cleansing? No problem! There is also another one which is also as slim and lightweight, and with a choice of pink or black. 4 power levels which suit your different needs.

And what's more, Hitachi knows the needs for men in pore cleansing as well, thus there is a chic slick black device for them. It also consists of 4 power levels, just choose the one which suits you best at the time of using.

Bring it home now and try it yourself! :)


1 week to younger looking skin - Anti-aging and Rejuvenating skin-care

Sounds incredible to have younger looking skin in 1 week!  In a long run, a proper beauty and health maintenance is the only way to turn back the time and reverse the aging process.  Taking anti-aging nutrients externally to your skin and living a healthy lifestyle create an instant effect to restore the glow and radiance to your skin.
I call it miracle magic serum.  This Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Ampoule from Missha really surprises me!  It strengthens my skin’s original power for a prompt improvement of skin’s conditions.   The lactic acid fermented ingredients, Bifida, Lactobacillus and Lactococcus, are DNA repairing agents, eliminating accumulated cell damages and fortifying new cells to reveal younger and fresher skin. I start incorporating this ampoule into my night beauty routine to stimulate skin’s natural healing system during sleep.  My skin feels reborn in the morning!

After the ampoule is deeply absorbed, applying the face cream with different kinds of anti-aging nutrients for a diverse collection of anti-aging properties.  I choose High Concentrate Coenzyme Q10 Moisture Cream which contains an effective dose of CoQ 10 protecting collagen and elastin from free radicals and resulting in an outstanding face lifting.  In the morning, I integrate this cream with sunscreen for a better sun protection.  CoQ10 helps neutralize skin oxidation caused by UV rays.

For a weekly intensive facial treatment, EVE LOM Rescue Mask is my favorite!  All the naturally occurring minerals work the best to draw out the impurities from skin and meanwhile to soothe sensitive, dry and reddish skin.  One of specialties of this mask is that it wakes up your tired eyes.  Just use it as a normal wash-off eye mask.  One of the active ingredients, Camphor, stimulates blood circulation, eliminating dark circles and bags under your eyes.  For the best rejuvenating result, having a regular deep clean enhances the skin’s absorption of nutrients and thereby anti-aging nutrients can permeate much effectively into clean skin. 
Take charge of your skin’s age!  Age is nothing but a number.  As long as you aspire to maintain your beauty and health, you can be an ageless beauty.  Not forgetting, anti-aging nutrients need to be taken externally and internally.   


Girls’ Heartthrob of all time – Dr Hauschka

Elegant, classic, delicate, nourishing, caring, thoughtful…  If I have to suggest a skin care brand which embraces all these adjectives, I will intuitively say ‘Dr. Hauschka’.  Will it be your answer too?  This girl’s heartthrob utilises flower power from nature to pamper your skin.


I have sensitive and combination skin; my face cream has to be thin and light to avoid build-up of grease and oil.  I tried Dr. Hauschka Moisturizing Day Cream and fell in love with its flowing and thin texture.  It keeps my skin hydrated and moist the whole day, and thus my skin doesn’t generate excessive sebum.  For the comparatively dry areas, like cheeks, I just apply a bit more.  The botanical ingredients, Anthyllis Vulneraria and Calendula, support the skin’s healthy moisture balance and make it soft and supple.  After a full day out, my skin still looks fresh without a build-up of oil on my face!

You see the watery texture? 
It gives your skin a dewy and moist touch!
A little goes a long way! 
It smells mildly floral.


Facial mask is the dessert that my skin savors!  I love the healing and revitalising effects of Dr. Hauschka Rejuvenating Mask.  It not only pumps up the moisture, but lightens the marks and spots on my face.  On the affected areas, I put a thin layer of this mask and leave it overnight.  After a few uses, my acne marks are almost invisible and my skin tone looks more even, bright and fresh. 

After being exposed under the sun, I would also use it to prevent any freckles and spots appearing.  No one would realise that I have spent a whole day on the beach.  I always bring it with me when traveling to hot and sunny countries.  It is always better to restore your skin health before the signs of sun damage appear. 
It is a decent hydra-boosting sleeping mask and very easy to apply with its creamy consistency.  Extracts of Quince Seed extract and Wheat Germ oil are very essential antioxidants to repair skin damage and promote new skin cell generation. 
Why am I a loyal fan of Dr. Hauschka?  The skin care of Dr. Hauchka is prepared with a thoughtful selection of organically grown plants, free of synthetic elements.  It really transfers the powers of nature directly to your skin.


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