My skincare shortcut!

I’m fastidious, almost to a fault, when it comes to my skincare regime. I am currently using Derma-RX products prescribed by Dr Hui Yun from The DRx Clinic but it is a 5 step process which I do tend to get lazy some times.

On nights when I am way too tired to do the 5 steps or when Daniel is asking for attention, I always have what I call my “shortcut” to night care. I hardly ever go to sleep without putting something on my face. Sometimes I get so tired, I fall asleep trying to make Daniel sleep and I will still wake up in the middle of the night to brush my teeth and put on my skincare.

At times when I feel like I need a “shortcut”, I reach for this new all-in-1 product from Japan, the akaran essential water gel.

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It is a toner, lotion, serum, moisturizer and facial mask all in one. Colourless and odourless, it is gentle enough for all skin types.

Containing 3 types of of hyaluronic acid and 2 types of collagen, akaran essential water gel is free of 8 additives commonly found in commercial cosmetics and skincare that are potentially harmful for the skin in the long term. A botanical ceramide is also present in the formula to help replenish lipids found in our skin barrier, lost during the ageing process, for plump and firm skin.

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I love how it contains NO OIL. It means that:

♥ I wake up with truly hydrated skin (and not oily skin)
♥ The product does not have any surface-active agents (used to mix oil and water in skincare products) which can potentially accelerate loss of moisture and hinder the barrier function of our epidermis.

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Love how easy this makes my skincare routine. This product can be used day and night after you clean your face. For me, it’s great for my “cheat” days!

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akaran essential water gel retails at $55 for 120g at all Sasa stores from March 2015 onwards!
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