6 Best International Women's Day Gifts to Celebrate With
By Osakakuma, March 2022
Here at Osakakuma, we are counting down the days until International Women's Day, with this year's theme being #BreakTheBias. We love nothing more than celebrating all the special ladies in our life. Whether it is our mother, sister, friend, girlfriend, manager, colleague, or whoever else, we believe that being a woman is something to shout about.
The contemporary woman in Singapore is everywhere and she does it all. She goes to work each day just like the spouse and also effortlessly handles the household chores. She adapts to her several roles by being a mother, wife, daughter-in-law among others.
Donning these many roles and responsibilities often leads to her forgetting about her own self-being. Adopting some beauty routines for yourself will be the perfect way to indulge and celebrate the occasion.
Anyone who has used SK-II PITERA™-powered products would attest to the brand’s ability to revive even the most fatigued and dull skin back to life.
SK-II's best-selling Facial Treatment Essence bottle has received a spring-inspired makeover. The limited-edition design features one new iteration of the Kasuga doll in traditional Japanese kimono in pink colour, representing hope, encouragement, and a new beginning.
If you do not already know, the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is loved by millions of beauty enthusiasts internationally and is often regarded as a holy grail for crystal clear skin. Its star ingredient is PITERA; which is found in all of SK-II's products, but especially in the Facial Treatment Essence (more than 90% of its content is PITERA).
If you have not heard and watched, Clé de Peau Beauté is venturing into the TikTok world with the help of none other than Martha Stewart.
The Japanese prestige beauty brand has tapped the businesswoman and television personality to help users perfect the "thirst trap," a type of social media post intended to entice its viewers in a provocative manner.
On 1st February 2022, Clé de Peau Beauté officially made its debut on TikTok with an advertising campaign featuring Martha Steward called "Thirst Trap 101."
"Clé de Peau Beauté is a premium brand with quality and effective products that I really like, use and admire," Steward said. "I have always been inquisitive about good skin care, and I have been using their products for a very long time. Their Softening Cleansing Foam is one of my very favourite cleanser."
Would you be grossed out completely if you were asked to use mammals afterbirth in your beauty regimen? It definitely does not sound pleasant, but according to dermatologists and cosmetologists, placenta beauty treatment is a hot trend, especially in Japan and China. Many people are taking to it in order to rejuvenate their skin.
The key ingredient in Ceruru.b Placenta Face Mask is extracted from horse placenta, which is the main source to treat aging skin.
Placenta extract has a rich, historical precedent in the field of health and beauty as it is full of nutrients, minerals, amino acids, and proteins. The nutritional extract heals the skin by treating acne, rosacea, dull skin, and signs of aging. Long-term use also promotes the growth of collagen and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also improve the texture of the skin and lessens pigmentations and scars.
Overall, this mask is considered an effective skin-firmer, lifter, and hydrator. It also treats acne-prone skin and skin that has been damaged from over-exfoliation. The stem cells derived from the horse placenta can promote collagen production and increase skin elasticity.
This proprietary sleeping pack formula contains the antioxidant astaxanthin, cyanocobalamin, and matrixyl to brighten the complexion. Matrixyl is a highly-effective peptide composition that has been shown to reduce the look of dynamic wrinkles. COCOCHI AG Ultimate Sleeping Pack provides intensive care for problem areas on the face, around the eyes, mouth, and neck. It is made to enhance our skin recovery while sleeping as the skin repairs damage and fatigue overnight.
If we told you that you could get clearer, younger, and healthier skin without using a single skincare product, you probably would not believe us. But we are here to tell you that it is possible, and actually, in many cases, this ancient Chinese healing technique is probably more effective than many of your beauty products.
Gua Sha is a practice that involves moving a blunt, smooth instrument (a Gua Sha) along specific energy lines to remove toxins from your lymphatic system. Don't judge yet, hear us out, because the skin benefits are too good to miss.
If done consistently, Gua Sha helps to improve the function of the skin which helps many skin conditions; Deep lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, rosacea, acne, acne scars, pigmentation, dark circles, puffiness. It retrains the muscles of the face, relaxing them, strengthening, lifting, and toning.
Gua Sha has long been used as a healing technique that is performed using gentle strokes to massage, manipulate, and stimulate specific energy lines and points along the face. This helps to promote healthy lymph flow by releasing toxins that have been stuck. It also helps to iron out the fascia (connective tissue) that is affected by tension which creates a beautiful lift in the face.
Essentially, Gua Sha helps our skin to be more efficient by releasing and clearing toxic stagnant lymph and removing blockages and adhesions from the shoulders, neck, and face.
Let's talk about hair oil, one of the many products out there that promise to give you shiny, healthy, commercial-worthy (feel the rain on your skin~) hair.
It is typically used to moisturise and hydrate the hair, as well as smooth and protect it from all your styling tools. But hair oil is definitely not a one-size-fits-all product.
But before you start slathering it all over your locks, there are a few things to consider - especially in regards to your hair type and texture.
Hair oils are particularly good for people with dry or tight scalps that are lacking moisture. Hair with a curl is naturally drier, so oil coats the hair and absorbs it for a smoother cuticle. You would also likely benefit from the moisturising effects of hair oil if you have chemically treated or processed hair, which can also be very dry. The oil lubricates the outer cuticle and strengthens the inner core by providing moisture to help keep the bonds strong
On the other hand, those with very fine, straight hair might not want to use oil, especially if you brush regularly and wash every day. Brushing helps distribute the oils from your scalp throughout your mid-shaft and ends. It also stimulates blood flow to the scalp, which helps with new growth as it removes dead skin cells and opens up your hair follicles. Individuals with fine hair can still use oil, but avoid applying it directly to the roots as it can weigh the hair down and make it look greasy.