When I was in my teens, I had many friends around me who worried about acne and oily skin. I was blessed with a very clear complexion and thus, I never saw the importance of a skin care regime. In fact, for a long time, skin care just meant ensuring no food stains or dirt marks on the face. I didn’t use any cleanser, scrub, mask, toner, moisturiser, serum, cream etc on my face. Now that I’m 40 this year, I decided I better at least use something other than water to clean my face. As much as I have a clear complexion, my mummy says it’s just not bright, not fresh and totally dull looking!
Recently, I was invited to try a local skincare brand—Dermagold. It was timely as I wanted to start something. Through the years, I’ve spoken to many girlfriends’ about skincare, heard their experiences on what to use, what is value for money, and I was warned to be very careful and not get “conned” into getting unnecessary products for my face.
So what’s Dermagold? This is a local brand started more than 10 years ago by two medical doctors—Grace and Luping. They wanted to have a series of products that dealt with basic skincare using the best from what science and nature can offer. It was a priority that the products are suited for our climate and be very effective for themselves and their friends. The products became a hot favourite among that small select group. And by 2014, they decided it’s time to make this product available to more people. Hence, this homegrown brand is now sold and marketed to all who want to try it!
You can imagine I was quite excited to try this. A product by Singaporeans for use in Singapore. Thus no big name American supermodel or Korean superstar, no fancy pretty packaging, and no big price tag for advertising blitz. The products are as what it is, stored in a bottle stamped with the brand and product name!
I received the award-winning Miracle C+ lightweight serum to try. It is a product to put on your face AFTER the usual cleansing and toning, and can be used for nearly every skin type! We all know that Vitamin C does wonders for the skin. It provides the skin with antioxidant protection, boost collagen production and a whole lot more to keep our skin younger looking! (that’s possibly what my mum meant by me having dull skin!)
Ingredients: Organic Herbal Infusion, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Hyaluronic Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Carbomer, (2s)-2 Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol.
Well, the Miracle C+ is formulated with 18% vitamin C ester, unlike regular over-the-counter products with only 3-5%. And Vitamin C ester is a form of vitamin C that is said to be more easily absorbed by the skin than standard vitamin C, with up to eight times the antioxidant, brightening and anti-ageing properties. Dermagold Miracle C+ can be used as part of radiance-boosting, acne-control or anti-ageing skincare regimens.
I tried it for 3 weeks and I’m hooked! The Miracle C+ is a very very light serum. It can be used on nearly any skin type, and it is a multi-functioning product with anti-oxidant, anti-age, anti-pigment, anti-inflammatory and anti-wrinkle properties! The serum has a water-like consistency (see the flow below!), hence you just need a little to cover the entire face! That 15ml bottle would go a long way! Especially when it is priced attractively at $69!
And, I was happy to hear that the Dermagold Miracle C+ recently won the Simply Her Smart Shopper Great Skin Awards 2015 Winner: Face Serum – Editor’s Rave! You should try it! Directions for use is twice a day after cleanser and toner. You can apply it on the face, neck and decollete. The Miracle C+ is formulated in Singapore, and manufactured in USA.
Then I tried the Skin Elixir! (sounds totally mystical!) This works like an add-on nutrient for our skin. (And it has a lovely natural fruity fragrance!) It is a blend of natural ingredients consisting of seabuckthorn, hyaluronic acid and marine seaweed for a radiant perfect complexion. This super all-in-one moisturiser is naturally preserved and paraben-free. I use it after applying the Miracle C+, and they work perfectly well together.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Oil, Laminaria Hyperborea Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium Extract, Echinacea Purpurea (Coneflower) Extract, Carbomer, Phenylpropanol Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Allantoin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil,, Soluble Collagen, Isopropyl Myristate, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Xanthan Gum, Sclerotium Gum, Glycine Soja Oil, Tocopherol, Phospholipids, Beta-Sitosterol, Glucose, Squalane, Sphingolipids, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carthamus Tinctorius, Linoleic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronnellol
I learnt that Dermagold products are multi-function products. This meant, as we use them on our faces, their functions are layered accordingly to produce desired results. And if we use them on its own, the product is able to adapt to your existing skincare regime.
Since I started on the Skin Elixir, I found my face having a healthier glow. When I used it before going to bed, I feel I’m allowing my face to eat good skin food! But of course you can use this up to twice a day. The Dermagold Skin Elixir retails at $128 for 30ml. It is formulated in Singapore, and manufactured in Israel. The elixir absorbed very quickly into my skin, although it was a thicker than the Miracle C+. But, there was no greasy after-feel.
After using this power pack Miracle C+ and Skin Elixir for close to three weeks, my face feels so fresh and protected! My make-up is easier to apply, and it seems to last longer too! And my mummy is definitely very happy with my clearer and much brighter face now!
Specially for Mum’s the Word Readers
Quote “Mumseword” to enjoy the specials (valid till 31st Aug 2015):
- Buy the dynamic power duo: Dermagold Star Couple Miracle C+ & Skin Elixir, and get Tinted/Sheer sunblock (worth $39) free!!
- Buy a minimum of any 5 Dermagold products and enjoy 8% off
These two products are available exclusively at
Hadara, Aesthetics Boutique
23 Lorong Telok #01-01, Singapore 049035
Tel. +65 6969 3022
Mon-Fri: 10am – 8pm
Sat: 10am – 2pm
Closed on Sun and PH
And here is a chance for you to win award-winning Dermagold star product Miracle C+ (worth $69)!
For a chance to win:
- Comment on this blog post, and tell us why you like Dermagold products?
- Join and LIKE the Dermagold.sg and Mum’s The Word Facebook page
- Share this blog post on your Facebook Wall with the Caption “Giveaway! Award Winning Miracle C+ by Dermagold”
For those who are new to the process, just copy the Blog Page Address and Paste it on your Facebook Wall. (Do Remember to add the Caption and make your share Public!)
The Giveaway ends on 8 June, 2015 at 2359 hrs.
Winners will be announced on my Facebook page on 9 June 2015.
(Editor’s decision on Winners is final, and Facebook accounts used solely for Giveaways will NOT be entertained. All incomplete entries will also be automatically disqualified. The management reserves all rights to amend or change the terms & conditions of this promotion without prior notice. The winner will be informed to collect the prize at Hadara Aesthetics Boutique by 30 June 2015. Fulfillment of the prizes will be done by Dermagold management. The final decision will be made by Dermagold Management.)
Congratulations Michelle Ng! We will be contacting you shortly about your prize!
*Disclaimer: Dermagold sponsored the Miracle C+ and Skin Elixir for review purposes. No other compensation was received and all opinons are 100% my own.