Eye bags look like pouches or bulges underneath the eyes. A tear trough is a deep crease between the lower eyelid and upper cheek. As it can cast a shadow below the eyes, it may result in a tired appearance.
I also have 4 new moles on my face in recent years. When I pointed that out to Dr. Wong, she told me that its due to genetics which came as a surprise as I always thought its due to excessive sun exposure ( The ignorant me always thought I may have started sunscreen protection too late or apply insufficient sunscreen ). She further elaborated that if its indeed due to excessive sun exposure, the sun damage on my skin would be very obvious and I have none of that. Phew! I learnt something new. That is why I love visiting professionals. I love adding knowledge to my small brain.
Next, she suggested some skincare products for my skin condition. Unfortunately, my small brain was trying hard to catch up with what she was saying about each product's function and the name of the product as they were mentioned in initials. ie. Pore Formula is known as PF, Intensive Moisturizer is known as IM. The order of the products usage was written on paper which they would later pass it to me.
If you are also like me, fret not, because the IDS consultant, who is also present with the doctor, would go through each product in more details later.
The skin consultation was pretty fast and ended in about 15 minutes. Caline, the IDS consultant, brought me back to the first room where I had my photo taken earlier, displayed the tester products ( based on what I was prescribed ) and explained each product's function and usage in more details.
After the explanation, its time to collect the skincare products at the dispensary where you have to sign off what you had collected. Unfortunately, the facial scrub was left out and I had to make time to collect it another day. It was also my fault for not checking them before leaving so a gentle reminder to check all your prescribed products before leaving the clinic.
Overall, there was a process in place throughout the visit. The doctors see the patient, prescribe the products, the consultant walks through and educates the patient on the products and the skin dispensary dispenses the products. Each staff has their own role to play in the clinic, resulting in an efficient process and with that, I was out of the clinic in less than 1.5 hours.
Adding on, Caline has been friendly, polite and helpful throughout the visit. Her mobile number was provided so that I can text her for any product usage and treatment queries which was really helpful and I really appreciate that gesture. For someone who does not use that many products in a single routine, I really do need that help.
Here's an introduction of the prescribed IDS ( Innovative Dermatological Solutions ) skincare products for my skin issues and concerns. Certainly hope they worked well for me especially since Chinese New Year is just round the corner! I will review them in 1 ~ 2 months' time.
IDS Refreshing Cleanser ( C1 ) S$66.34 / 100ml / Manufactured in Singapore
Ideal for normal to oily/blemish-prone skin, this cleanser has a gentle, pH-balanced formulation that maintains skin’s natural protective barrier, which can also remove makeup and end-of-the-day residue from the pores without excessive dryness. It supports natural skin cell regeneration, soothes irritated skin and reduces redness and deep cleanse without stripping skin’s natural protective layer.
IDS Refreshing Toner ( T1 ) S$66.34 / 100ml / Manufactured in Korea
Ideal for normal to oily/blemish-prone skin, this toner is formulated to give you a matte finish in the morning, while helping to unclog your pores at night. It works hard to soothe inflamed skin, manage sebum secretion and inhibit the formation of blemishes. It acts as double-cleansing, unclogs and shrinks pore size, calms inflamed skin, balances sebum production and controls bacteria-causing blemishes.
IDS Pore Formula ( PF ) S$80.25 / 30ml / Manufactured in Singapore
Ideal for normal to oily/blemish-prone skin and those susceptible to developing whiteheads and blackheads, this pore formula product refines pores and reduce blackheads and whiteheads. It minimizes oil production without excessive drying. Formulated with IDS’ proprietary NEULASTIN transcutaneous delivery system, active ingredients are effectively delivered and absorbed into the skin.
IDS C-Plus ( C+ ) S$160.50 / 30ml / Manufactured in Singapore
Ideal for all skin types, this popular age-defense serum is formulated with a potent form of Vitamin C, coupled with Nobel Prize ‘Fullerenes’ and Tocopheryl to exhibit a superior antioxidant action and strong collagen stimulation — resulting in a ‘wrinkle-free’ effect along with significant skin brightening. It helps to increase collagen production, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and produce an even skin-tone and lightens old acne marks.
IDS Rejuvenating Complex ( RC ) S$262.15 / 30ml / Manufactured in Singapore
Ideal for all mature individuals or anyone wishing to have finer, smoother skin, this anti-aging cream is designed to counter the ravages of time, environmental and sun damage on your skin. It contains unique ingredients to boost collagen and elastin production, dramatically reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines like never before. Skin appears firmer, smoother and revitalized. It is also developed with IDS’ patented and proprietary NEULASTIN formulation and delivery system to ensure effective absorption of active ingredients. It helps in improving skin texture and reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
IDS Intensive Moisturizer ( IM ) S$107 / 30ml / Manufactured in Korea
Ideal for all dry skin and/or those who prefer richer texture, this creamy formulation works efficiently against dry skin. It contains a synergistic combination of botanical extracts and hyaluronic acid to boost its hydrating properties. With continued usage, skin feels more plump and supple, and appears more radiant. It helps to prevent oxidative damage, reduce appearance of fine lines, boost skin moisture content, improve skin emollient effect and minimize skin irritation.
IDS Non-Tinted Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++ ( S2 ) S$73.83 / 50ml / Manufactured in USA
Ideal for all skin types and Skin Cancer Foundation Approved, this non-tinted sunscreen contains broad-spectrum, mineral-based sun protection, patented pollution and blue light protection and an anti-oxidant enhancement. Protecting the skin from 99% of UV radiation, it also reduces pollution-induced free radicals, blocks more than 35% of blue light (HEVL), boosts anti-oxidant activity by as much as 200% and is sweat-proof with 40-minute water resistance. Inclusion of the sustainably produced Squalane provides natural moisturization and anti-aging benefits.
IDS Dermashield Serum ( DS ) $105.93 / 30ml / Manufactured in Singapore
Ideal for all skin types, including dry and sensitive skin, this “screen protector” in a bottle can be used for both day and night as it works like an invisible shield to protect your skin from the harmful effects of High-Energy Visible (blue light) and Infra-red light as well as environmental pollutants that can accelerate skin aging. When paired with a sunscreen, you can now be sure you’re getting maximum protection. It helps to protect skin from damages caused by both HEV or Blue Light and Infra-Red Light, shield against pollution, and reduces PM 2.5 adhesions onto skin. It also aids the efficacy of other skincare treatment products while preventing problems like hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and acne from surfacing prematurely.
IDS Facial Scrub ( FS ) $66.34 / 50ml / Manufactured in USA
Ideal for oily and/or blemish-prone skin, this scrub contains ultra-fine crystals that effectively exfoliate dead skin cells and speed up skin turnover. It clears out impurities and absorbing excess oil. Skin looked cleaner, more radiant and even-toned as well as soft and smooth to the touch. It is so gentle you can use it daily. It helps to reduce local inflammation, inhibit growth of p-acne and regulate sebum production.
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