2 Weeks & counting with Infinity Kose Challenge

Friday, March 29, 2013

[Sponsored Review] Hello everyone!
If you have been following this space, you might have seen my previous post on being on the Infinity KOSÉ Realizing White XX Challenge for a month. Here's my previous introductory post on the products : http://elaine73.blogspot.sg/2013/03/my-kose-infinity-realizing-white.html
For this challenge, I agreed to clear out my original skincare routine and stop my current products in favor of the Infinity KOSÉ Realizing White XX range.
It has been 2 weeks since I am using the Infinity KOSÉ Realizing White Lotion, Serum and Deep Protective UV sunscreen.
Before I show you more pictures - I just wanna explain how MELANIN affects each and every one of us.
What is Melanin?
Also called pigment, - Melanin is a substance that gives the skin and hair its natural color. 
It also gives color to the iris of the eye, feathers, and scales. In humans, those with darker skin have higher amounts of melanin. By contrast, those with less pigment have lighter or more fair skin coloring.
Melanin is a natural pigment that gives your skin its color. Melanin provides many benefits to human beings. One of the most recognized benefits involves ultraviolet rays of the sun. Melanin provides a natural protection against the harmful effects of these rays. 
However, it does not provide complete protection from the sun, and individuals with darker skin tones are still at risk from the sun's damaging rays.
What does Infinity KOSÉ Realizing White XX do?
Product highlights
• Contains Kojic acid, the active whitening ingredient. 
Reaches the deep, persistent causes of dark spots to make translucent skin. Suppresses melaninproduction, and prevents dark spots and freckles caused by the sun. 
•  The base and texture has a remarkable affinity for human skin, relaxing the skin to let the active ingredients penetrate and absorb deeply.
•  Provides moisture and resilience to smooth out skin texture, leading to firm, glowy skin without unevenness or dullness caused by dryness.
Generally, those with darker skin tones and more melanin are able to tolerate exposure to the sun for hours without getting sunburn. By contrast, a person with lighter skin may get sunburn after spending only minutes in the midday sun. However, we must always protect our skin from the two types of ultraviolet rays: UVA and UVB. UVA rays cause skin aging and wrinkling and contribute to skin cancer. UVB rays are also dangerous, causing sunburns, cataracts, and effects on the immune system. 
The star ingredient of the INFINITY XX series, - Kojic acid, is the smallest whitening agent that penetrates deep into skin to crush spot-creating melanin. 
My Genetic Skin Type
Human skin color ranges in variety from the darkest brown to the lightest pinkish-white hues. 
Also known as the Fitzpatrick Scale for Skin types, we can easily check out our individual skin genetics based on our natural skin color. Im a Type 4 and Im pretty tanned naturally!
Whats yours? :)
Check this out.
Hahaha! Okayyy .. granted that that's a reallyyyy old picture of me and the color's a little off due to the wear and tear. But I found a picture when I was 12! And if you compared my skin color with my primary school mates .. *insert troll face*
And then how about my secondary four graduation picture .... 
Among the sea of white somemore, thanks arh.
Since Im showing you all my embarrassing pictures .. might as well throw a super ah lian one in.
Ya .. check out my best friend's copper hair.
Forward to 2010 .. 
Here's when I went to Maldives
By the 2nd day in paradise ... I started turning a shade (or two) darker
Despite wearing a hat and slathering on heaps of sunblock!
And here's in 2011 - Bali
Went out fishing - ..... Habis la! (Read : *Finish la in malay)
Sunburn all the way ~
My 2 weeks into the KOSÉ Journey
I started taking pictures of my bare skin on alternate days upon starting the Infinity KOSÉ Realizing White XX Challenge.
11th March
A closer look. 
And then I went fishing .. remember?
15-17th March
Catch sailfish damn clever and all .. and come back 3 shades darker. 
Story of my life.
20th March
But I carried on using my KOSÉ products religiously
23rd March 
Being a Type 4 skin type, I tend to suntan easily and not burn. However, the downside is that the tan usually stays on for a longer time - as say.. compared to a fairer skin-tone person. 
But look at the difference now.
25th March
And my most recent picture - roughly 10 days after coming back from my fishing trip.
27th March
Not too bad!
Review : I've been pretty impressed by the Infinity KOSÉ Whitening XX range, to be frank! All pictures were not color edited in any way and I took them at the same spot around the same time. I really like how the products made my skin fairer, and although I still have some pigment and freckles, I still find the pictures quite amazing. Did u? :)
I will be tracking my skin condition for another 2 weeks so do check back soon!
Thanks everyone for looking! Im actually in Hongkong on a holiday now ~ so I'll be back next week!
Have a wonderful Easter holiday everyone! and thanks for dropping by xoxo
Disclaimer : Products have been sponsored to author for review purposes , all opinions expressed here belongs to the author and does not reflect any company. Reviews and views expressed are of the www.elaine73.blogspot.com and the author is not affiliated with the company in any way or has been paid to post a review. 
Replying tags tonight! (Sorry ah) 
love! xo
INFINITY KOSÉ New Launch Promotion (Until 30 April 2013)
Enjoy exclusive 10% Introductory Discount:
• Deep Protection UV at $49 (retail: $54)
• Realizing White Lotion XX at $99 (retail: $110)
• Realizing White Serum XX at $99 (retail: $110)
Purchase INFINITY KOSÉ Realizing White XX at retail price $148 and enjoy any 2 newly launched INFINITY KOSÉ products at 15% off.
Official KOSÉ Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/kosesingapore
The KOSE Facebook Page has a new app that will commerce on 15th March that allows all Facebook users to register and get FREE miniatures of the products. 
Simply 'LIKE' the KOSE Facebook Page in the given link above -> Register through the app -> Share with 10 friends and select your favorite location to pick up the miniatures! 
Its that simple! There are 1000 Infinity Kose Deep Protection UV to give away so hurry!

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  1. My dear, i cannot resist being funny again.....

    And I wanna tell u, u turned dark coz that hat many holes!

    MUHAHAHAH!! ;-p

    Miss you! Cya soon!

  2. HAHAHAHA ! Ya la i also realised it after i turned DARK.

  3. hello elaine!
    your post is funny :P
    love reading them! i just can't have enough, keep scrolling and reading and admire~


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