In this episode of Mr. Jan All In One, Steve talks frankly about his recent weight loss and the very cool program he used to achieve it. It’s all about Optavia.
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So what is Essence?
A skin balanced liquid packed with lots vitamins and some key essentials to recharge your skin and help maintain skin’s natural rhythm.
In addition, Essence can help other skin care products to absorb much better and deeper into the skin. If the skincare product you apply only sits on the surface of the skin, it will not work to its potential.
So, I call it magical liquid.
If you’ve read this far, you’re probably wondering, which brands have the best Essence?
I honestly believe SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is truly the best of the best in Essence category.
Facial Treatment Essence SK-II’s signature product and highly awarded best-seller. Essentially unchanged for more than 35 years, this essence transforms all five dimensions of your skin to crystal clear – spots are less visible, appearance of wrinkles is reduced, skin texture is more refined, firmness is improved, and radiance is beautifully elevated.
Besides, each bottle of Facial Treatment Essence contain over 90% of pitera . I mean every bottle of Facial Treatment Essence is 90% Pitera which is SK-II’s key ingredient.
What I love the most is the texture of the this Essence. It looks and feels like water. Even after applying it onto the skin, there is no weight or stickiness after fact! Most essences have some kind of texture and leaves a residue which I don’t really care for.
Who can use essence? Basically, everyone no matter their age, skin condition or concerns!I hope this helps.
Korean beauty brands are a huge hit in the US market. From luxury department stores to drug stores, you can see K beauty brands popping up everywhere. How exciting it is for the K beauty brands becoming mainstream.
I recently received PURITO skincare and after using it for a few weeks, I am telling you, I really like these products and I can’t wait to share my thoughts and tips!
PURITO Centella Green Level All In One Mild Pad $22
I used this pad right after a cleanser before the Essence. I love the smart design cotton pads with 2 sides. Rough texture side is perfect for extracting and exfoliating the surface of the skin. The smooth side is great for someone who has sensitive skin.
I love these presoaked cotton pads with 10% of Centalla Asiatica extracts to help improve skin texture and the anti-inflammatory effect calms skin. It includes 3 key ingredients:
Asiaticoside: an oil-water balance control and helps collagen formation of dermis layer.
Asiatic acid: strengthens skin barriers, anti-oxide effects, calms the sensitive skin
Madecassic Acid: helps repair damaged and tired skin and reduces trace marks.
I applied this with my hands right after the toner. I found the texture was little slippery and just a tad oily. But after few minutes, it made my skin look so glowing. For extra hydration, I soaked 2 pieces of cotton pads with this essence and use it as a face mask for a few minutes.
This water essence offers sebum control, whitening, anti-wrinkle and moisturizing. The very first ingredients is Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate (92%) follow by Niacinamide (5%) plus Viscum Album (Mistletoe ) Leaf Extract, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Arginine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin and Lactobacillus Ferment
PURITO Centella Green Level Buffet Serum $17.30
Asian skin care like to use the word “buffet” instead all you can eat. I would translate this to “all in one” ingredients. I love this serum! It felt like a super lightweight gel. Once I applied it on my skin, it made my skin look so dewy. This serum helps improve skin barrier, lightens the skin, delays future aging and adds hydration.
Centella Asiatica Extract (49%) is the very first ingredient. As you may already know, first 5 ingredients may contain more than 60% of the actual product. So I am impressed, especially for only $17.30.
Beside the Centella Asiatica Extract, this buffet serum also contains a peptide, Asiaticoside, Collagen & Ceramide and Niacinamide & Adenosine.
PURITO Centella Green Level Recovery Cream $17.30
I had a little bit of a hard time, in the beginning, using the tube because it looks to me like medicine lol. I have to take a very close look and make sure it is not. The texture is very light, looks creamy but applies like a gel. This recovery cream contains 50% if Centella Asiatica Extract. plus Witch Hazel extract creating a synergy effect by soothing skin and minimizing the pores.
Since there is no SPF, I would recommend using this at night. If you want to use during the day, make sure you apply SPF on top.
Overall I am impressed with Purito. For the price you pay, you are getting results and improvements of the skin.
Do Asian women naturally have better skin?
So many people will say that Asian women have the best skin amongst all western world women. Its this really true?
My option is that it is not true. What causes Asian women to have better skin is the following facts:
2. Skin Care Ritual
Here are my thoughts on these two critical reasons.
Generally speaking, Asian countries have a more humidity climate than the USA. Humidity will give the skin natural hydration, resulting in skin that looks and feels more plump. In contrast, a dry environment will dry our skin’s natural moisturizers and dehydrate the skin. Have you ever visited Hawaii or tropical country? The moment you step out the airplane your skin looks and feels far more hydrated.
Skin Care Ritual
It’s very common to double cleans the face. Using makeup remover first before use cleanser to wash the face. After the wash from toner, essence , serum , face and eye cream, mask and SPF is must . Taking time to take care for the skin is huge deal for Asian women and men who live in Asia. Weekly masking is also very common.
Finally, taking time to care for your skin, increases everyone opportunity to have amazing skin. Even if you live in desert
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YES !! Under $10 per month !!!
I recently discovered, luxury skin care brand Sisley, is offering a monthly subscription and it only cost $100 for 12 months. The beauty box includes 5 samples, and of the 5 samples, 2 are deluxe. It’s a great way for people to try this super luxury brand.
This is the best way for anyone who wants to experience Sisley before making the investment. Yes i said investment, as the price of Sisley is very high. As for the results, I only enjoyed a couple of the products, and based on the price of the full size, I would not buy them on a regular basis. However, the beauty box is definitely worth the money, and getting the opportunity to try the products for a small monthly investment before you buy is very good.
I like to share the boxes I received and why i really enjoy them.
Tropical Resins Mask :
A deeply purifying mask with absorbent, cleansing and astringent properties for a clean, radiant complexion.
Mr. Jan’s Thought:
Always apply the eye gel or eye lotion around the eye before use any clay mask. Apply thicker layer for best results
Black Rose Cream Mask:
A cream mask that has been specifically formulated to instantly provide the skin with a youthful and energized look.
Mr. Jan’s Thought:
For the dry skin no need to rise or wipe off. For oil skin you can use this as face cream
love the scents and make my skin look and feel amazing next day.
Eye & Lip Contour Balm
A gel texture to address the sensitive area around the eyes & lips that hydrates, reduces the appearance of fine lines, dryness and under-eye puffiness.
Mr. Jan’s Thought:
honestly any eye cream can be use as lip balm ..just saying
Phyto – Touche Tinted Body Sun Glow Gel
For a customized tan in 5 minutes flat.
Mr. Jan’s Thought:
Always exfoliate before apply this for the best results
Eau De Campagne Bath & Shower Gel
Fresh, bright, sparkling, green, citrusy, chic. A foamy gel cleanser to soften and tone the skin while it cleanses.
Mr. Jan’s Thought:
Always use shower puff so you use less and get more foam.
*Above information from Sisley Webstie
Many of my fans ask, “What luxury skincare and fragrances do I like to use the most”. The luxury products below are items that I have used for years now, so they are truly my favorites … Steve Jan’s “Holy Grail”. For my last Mr. Jan All In One episode for the year, I will review my favorite luxury products for 2015. This episode will air on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at the usual time.
Ultra-rich, dewy finish
Born from the sea, the legendary Crème de la Mer has the power to transform the skin. In a short time, firmness improves, lines, wrinkles and the look of pores become less visible, skin looks virtually ageless. Even the driest complexions are renewed and rejuvenated. With the nutrient-rich Miracle Broth™, the heart of La Mer’s profound powers of transformation, skin is immersed in moisture, sensitivities soothed, radiance restored.
The Miracle Broth™ in Crème de la Mer is suspended in an extraordinary formula. The secret to activating its renewing power and enjoying its profound benefits lies in a soothing ritual. Crème de la Mer must be warmed for a few seconds between the fingers until it becomes translucent, then pressed gently into the skin.
Mr. Jan’s thoughts: Is this the best face cream? I don’t know if I can say with confidence that this cream is the best ever, but I find myself coming back to it when my skin is going through a drama. Especially, given the fact that I travel so much. My skin can go through so many different weather conditions, including the super dry conditions in all the hotels. When this happens, I will layer La Mer Cream over my night cream and the next day … WOW, my skin looks and feels super hydrated.
Dolce & Gabbana Fragrance
Velvet Patchouli Eau de Parfum, 1.6 fl. oz.
Incense as a source of inspiration. A church in a tiny village, the scent of incense diffusing all around the streets. A memory reproduced through exquisite ingredients in a perfume filled with chypre accents. Dominant in presence and statement. Exudes strength.
- Dominant, intense, decisive.
- Sweet and spicy patchouli oil.
- The woody tones and elegance of Kephalis.
- The tenacity of musk.
- Olfactive family: Woody Chypre.
1.6 fl. oz./50 mlAbout Dolce & Gabbana Fragrance:
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana founded luxury fashion label Dolce & Gabbana in 1982. Under their influence, the brand’s inherently sexy and adventurous designs have shaped Dolce & Gabbana into a globally renowned label. The designing duo has translated the fashion house’s unique point of view into the world of scents with a much-loved Dolce & Gabbana Fragrance collection.
Mr. Jan’s thought: Fragrance is not a easy gift to give, because it can be very personal. I recommend you make yourself aware of the various scents he/she prefers, i.e. fresh, sweet, warm, light, etc. That will help you narrow the search for the perfect fragrance. I love rich warm earthy scents, this is why I used Velvet Patchouli. Eau de Parfum means that it contains more essential oils and therefore, will last longer. Best way to apply fragrances , spray directly on the skin anywhere you can feel a heart pulse and whatever you do don’t rub it. Let the parfum work with your body chemistry to create a unique personal scent.
- SK-II LXP ULTIMATE REVIVAL ESSENCE
Strengthen your skin’s resilience, while drenching it with an intensive boost of moistureThis precious skin enhancing essence is infused with SK-II’s Highest Concentrated Pitera and Centella Essence to strengthen your skin’s resilience, while drenching it with an intensive boost of moisture.Mr. Jan’s thought: In my quest to find the ultimate product that will hydrate and boost moisture levels on my skin, and provide the benefit of anti-aging, the list has been long and disappointing. However, after trying numerous products, the one that continues to provide these benefits time and time again is SK-II LXP Ultimate Revival Essence. I use this product nightly and see results and increased moisture on my skin each time. Using SK-II LXP Ultimate Revival Essence also helps other serums and products to absorb into my skin.
4. Sisley BLACK ROSE CREAM MASK
- The Black Rose Cream Mask offers the skin”instant youth”. Rich in active anti aging ingredients (black rose,padina pavonica,and alkekengi calyx extracts), it immediately gets to work on signs of fatigue and leaves the skin looking youthful and energized. It bring tighter three actions to restore a luminous complexion and redensified skin in just 10 to 15 minutes. 1. A smoothing and pluming 2. A revitalizing and 3. A softening and hydrating.Mr. jan’s thought: Everyone knows that I love skin care masks. The Black Rose Cream Mask because makes my skin feel well protected, moisturized, and after washing it off I see a more plump looking complexion. Normally, as all of you know, my “go to” mask will always be SK-II Facial Treatment mask. However, from time to time when you need something different this mask is clearly a treat.
One of my favorite places to visit when I am in New York is SoHo. It almost reminds me of Melrose Ave in LA but with more upscale shops and unique stores.
I like to just walk around and discover new places and things. It could be a restaurant, shops or new skincare products. So this time, I stumbled upon this super cool store call Aesop. What attracted me to it was the window display ” In The Light Of Summer”. So I walked in.
My very first thought was, “What does the store have?”. All the bottles are displayed on the wood barrel shelving and they play relaxing classical music. I almost feel like I am not in SoHo anymore and the store has this very light herbal scent, but it’s not like when you walk in Aveda with that overpowering smell.
After I talked to the salesperson in the store, I learned Aesop was established in Melbourne in 1987. The brand carries skin, hair and body care products. It uses plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients. All products are designed to address different skin concerns and use very specific natural ingredients as an essential part of the product creation.
I purchased the travel set “Boston”. It contains seven products from body care, hair care to skin care and I always recommend trying the travel set before investing in full sizes.
Classic Shampoo 1.7 oz
Classic Conditioner 1.7oz
Geranium Leaf Body Cleaner 1.7 oz
Rind Concentrate Body Balm 1.7oz
Fabulous Face Cleanser 0.5 oz
B&Tea Balancing Toner 0.5oz
Primrose Facial Hydrating Cream 0.5 oz
After using these products for 2 days , I really enjoy the the following products:
1. Classic Shampoo contain: rosemary , leaf, cedarwoodbrak and juniper berry. This just smells so nice but it’s not too strong and makes my hair feel clean and soft.
2. Geranium leaf Body Cleanser contain: geranium leaf, mandarin rind and bergamot rind. This body cleanser also has a very nice hit of bergamont which is very relaxing.
3. Primrose Facial Hydrating Cream contain: sage leaf,rosemary leaf and lavender stem. This face cream is creamy but not too rich, goes on smoothly and makes my skin feel hydrated. Keep in mind, I was at the hotel when I try these 🙂
Overall I think if you like products that contain essential oil scents, this is a brand you need to try. I would recommend trying their travel set first 🙂
How much will you pay for a great night moisturizer?
Sisley just released a new face cream, Supremya Cream, and it is retailed for $795.
Here is what Sisley said:
Supremÿa Cream is the supreme anti-aging night skin care specially developed to meet the specific needs of naturally dry to very dry skin dried out by environmental factors, or skin lacking comfort, in a deliciously smoothing, easily applied, rich and firm cream texture.
At the heart of this formula, is Sisley’s patented* Phyto-Complex LC12 (12-hour Longevity Concentrate): a powerful combination of four plant-based active ingredients, which works at night – a key moment for cellular regeneration – to offer the skin visible rejuvenation.
Supremÿa Cream contains an intensive nourishing complex that regenerates and restructures (Hazelnut oil, Kokum butter, Macadamia oil). An exceptional formula that allows a deep lipid-replenishing action, for comfortable, nourished and revitalized skin.
Night after night, the skin is regenerated, restructured and prepared to tackle the next day.
- Sisley’s patented* Phyto-complex LC12 (12-hour Longevity Concentrate): a powerful combination of four plant-based active ingredients that improve the quality of the cells’ life**
- Hazelnut oil: moisturizing and nourishing properties, helps make the skin softer and more comfortable
- Kokum butter: gives the skin emollience and suppleness. Rich in protective and repairing emollient fatty acids to nourish and revitalize the skin
- Macadamia oil: restructuring, nourishing, moisturizing, soothing and softening properties to maintain the hydration and suppleness of damaged, dry and mature skin. * patent pending ** ex-vivo test
Mr. Jan’s feedback
After using it for one week, I didn’t see any difference in my skin. In fact, I found that when I just use the cream alone I didn’t get enough hydration. The cream just sits on top of my skin. I have to lay a hydrating serum on top of it to keep my skin hydrated. By the way, I have very dry skin so if you have normal to dry skin, you may find this product to be perfect!!
I love the scent of this cream. It’s very light with a lavender & herb scent. I love anything that smells natural herbs. The texture of the cream is very smooth and velvety. But would I recommend that you spend $795 on this? No I wouldn’t. Honestly, I don’t expect a miracle but, for this price, I expected the cream to at least keep my skin hydrated without having to layer on other serum.
If you are new to luxury brands and want to upgrade your current skin care ritual, I would recommend you spend your money on a great serum, as serum will address skin concerns and it will penetrate into the skin more than face creams. Face creams serve as a barrier to keep your skin hydrated.
Let me know if you will you pay for a luxe face cream and if you have any great recommendations.