Skin Care Products That Are Something Else Again
I need to see my own beauty and to continue to be reminded that I am enough, that I am worthy of love without effort, that I am beautiful, that the texture of my hair and that the shape of my curves, the size of my lips, the color of my skin, and the feelings that I have are all worthy and okay.
– Tracee Ellis Ross

No stranger to my skin and to skin care products I sometimes wonder if the time and effort I spend to maintain my “look” is worth it. If I am confident in what I am, how I look, my worthiness, do I need to bother choosing among the plethora of products out there to look even better? Or is there a more fundamental purpose in my quest? By looking better, I feel better. Hardly the first to discover this I, nonetheless, need to remind my sweet self every now and then. When I dig down just a bit the superficial becomes something, well…, deeper. So philosophical!

Sherman doing his magic on my face

Let me take you to ONSEN.

Who knew? The ordinary water used in the manufacturing of cosmetic products contains clusters of molecules. These clusters and the molecules that therein are, by molecular standards, large; too large to be effectively absorbed through the pores in human skin. ONSEN, on the other (smooth, supple) hand, “… bases all its products on our proprietary  Micro Water Complex.” The molecule clusters are tinier – twice as small – than ordinary water. Ergo, the water is more easily and effectively absorbed into the skin. Where does such water come from? What’s the secret? ONSEN – get it?

Waters bubbling up from the volcanic middle earth are mineral rich and the molecules are smaller. Hence the absorption rate into pores such as mine – and yours – is greater. The result is that silky feeling after a soothing, hot onsen bath. I like my baths pretty hot. The Japanese onsen know this about me somehow and the water is just right for this baby bear. But I digress.

Thinking  of hot springs and that nebulous silky feeling, the pitch made by the ONSEN company makes sense. They have a process that replicates the mineral spring water in its capacity to be absorbed and in its nutrient-rich foundation.

I’ve tried it. I’m a believer.

Here’s my take on some of the individual products:

Aloe Gel Cleanser  (5.6oz / S$120)  For oily to combination skin types. Relaxes the skin while thoroughly cleansing and removing makeup and contaminants. For deep cleansing, leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing.

Purifying Facial Peel (1.7oz / S$250) – This highly effective exfoliator works to eliminate dry, dull skin cells and toxins without the use of harsh chemicals or rough granules. Works gently but effectively to give your skin a fresh start toward a smooth, radiant complexion. My skin better absorbs the skincare and reaps its benefits after using this chemical peel.

Daily Hydration (1.7oz / S$214) – Onsen Daily Hydration is the perfect answer for balanced moisture levels. It is supported by our Micro Water Complex, which allows ultimate absorbance and prevents moisture loss in any weather conditions. It is 100% natural, rich with a light and gentle texture, perfect for Singapore high humidity level.

Soothing Eye Cream (1oz / S$250) – The delicate skin around the eyes requires all the help it can get in order to handle the cumulative damage of the environment, the repetitive movement of muscles and lack of moisture that all together thin out and age the skin progressively. This moisturizing eye treatment helps minimize the look of dark circles, fine lines and puffiness while boosting natural collagen production and strengthening the skin’s moisture barrier to protect against common irritants.

Soothing Eye Serum (1oz / S$250) –  It absorbs rapidly with peptides and retinol to build, fortify and restore skin cells to vanish lines and wrinkle. The serum absorbs fully and rapidly without leaving any oily or heavy residue. It allows for immediate application of subsequent products or makeup. 

Hydrol Collagen Serum (1oz / S$360) – This energizing serum penetrates deep into the layers of the skin, providing instant and long-term firming, hydration, and nourishment. Just what I needed!

Right of the photo is after using the Bio-Cell mask. Immediate lifting effect.

BIO-Cell Mask (1oz / S$1070) – A wonder-mask for the elimination and prevention of deep wrinkles. This non-invasive facelift mask has amazing immediate results and also long term benefits as it improves skin and smooths wrinkles away. A true champion!

AM/PM Powder (o.21oz / S$535) – This powerful duo works around the clock to treat and prevent all elements of skin aging. Achieve remarkable results as a standalone treatment, under makeup, or blended with your current regimen for enhanced performance.

Now, moving on to the body!

Crystal Salt Scrub (13.8oz / S$105) – This invigorating salt scrub creates my own at-home soa experience with salt crystals that clarify and conditioning oils that calm, soothe, and easy away tension.

Whipped Body Cream (Macadamia) (8.6oz / S$105) – A lightweight, yet powerful whipped moisturizing cream enriched with Onsen Hot Spring Minerals blend. Deep penetrating – moisture lock!

Modern Foot Balm (5.8oz / S$90) – This ultra-rich, exfoliating moisturizer soothes aching feet while penetrating deeply to soften hardened calluses, cracked heels, and battered cuticles.

Packaged in appealing ocean blue containers, these products connote a sense of calm – of guiltless, nay – invigorating – self love.

Take me to the river, drop me in the water
Take me to the river, dip me in the water
Washing me down, washing me down

– Al Green / Talking Heads

Store Locations:
333A Orchard Road
Mandarin Gallery 
#02-20
Singapore 238897
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Ave
#B2-K17
Singapore 018956

For more information: https://www.onsensecret.com/


 

 

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