Everyone wants flawless skin and a skincare regime is important to help achieve that. Okay, probably there isn’t such thing as flawless skin, but we certainly do want to get as close as we can to that! Philosophy has just introduced a new 2-step leave-on peel to their line that claims to help improve key signs of visible skin aging: wrinkles, loss of firmness and enlarged pores.

Sounds good?

Philosophy describes the set to be a combination of the micro-exfoliation of a peel with the restorative benefits of an overnight sleep mask, virtually eliminating the potential for irritation. Gentle yet effective enough for both longtime peel loyalists and first-time users, 100% of women tested found the microdelivery overnight anti-aging peel to be gentle on their skin.

Miss Rusty Philosophy Microdelivery Overnight Anti Aging Peel Packaging

The set includes 3 main products; an alpha/ beta hydroxy acid leave-on peel solution (step 1), 24 facial cotton pads and a youth-extending night gel (step 2). Unlike other kinds of peels, this is a leave-on regime that is both easy and convenient for everyone.

Miss Rusty Philosophy Microdelivery Overnight Anti Aging Peel Products


The 1st step to using this peel is to wipe the solution all over your face. The set supplies you with facial cotton pads so you require no additional products and are immediately ready for your peel. Squeeze some of the Alpha/ Beta Hydroxy Acid solution on 1 cotton pad and simply wipe your face with it as though you are using a toner. Just be careful not to get too close to your eyes.

a unique leave-on solution to refine skin featuring gold standard glycolic acid and professional grade lactic acid, to gently warm skin on contact and help open pores while encouraging skin micro-exfoliation. the leave-on peel solution creates a pathway to allow skin to receive restoring benefits of the youth extending night gel.” – Philosophy

Also, just note that it may sting if you have open wounds. I had an open wound on my chin from a pimple and it hurts very much so when I applied this. However, the sting subsides after a while, especially after I applied step 2.

Miss Rusty Philosophy Microdelivery Overnight Anti Aging Peel Step 1


Glycolic Acid – The gold standard of aha’s due to its small size, allowing it to act faster and deeper within skin to accelerate the cell renewal process of the skin that naturally slows with age, promoting exfoliation of dead skin cells and revealing fresh new cells.

Lactic Acid – A pharmaceutical grade level aha known to accelerate the cell renewal process of the skin that naturally slows with age with less irritation.

Salicylic Acid – Beta hydroxy acid is known to gently accelerate the cell renewal process of the skin for clearer skin.


After step 1, proceed to step 2 which is a youth-extending night gel. The consistency of this gel is really special and reminds me of jelly. Thus, it may be a little more difficult to get it out of the jar. The product slides off my finger a couple of times so you have to be careful about it. Also, what’s interesting is that no matter how much you mess it up within the jar, the next time you open it, you’ll see that the surface has returned to a smooth flat state. Pretty cool!

an innovative, cucumber-scented memory gel texture applied over step 1 peel solution, formulated with skin-strengthening natural echinacea, anti-aging peptides, anti-irritants oat extract and bisabolol to help cool, soothe and comfort skin with deep hydration.”Philosophy

Miss Rusty Philosophy Microdelivery Overnight Anti Aging Peel Step 2


Chinacea – 100% natural extract with powerful antioxidant and soothing properties that improve sirtuin production. sirtuins, also called longevity proteins, decline with age and help the skin cell defense system, prolonging the life of healthy skin cells and activating skin regeneration to counteract visible signs of aging.

Bisabolol – An anti-irritant which counteracts irritation induced inside the skin.

Oat Kernel Extract – Anti-irritant; helps to reduce potential irritation from aha’s.

Iomimetic Peptides – Association of potent biomimetic peptides with anti-aging activity, contributing to skin regeneration.


So now that you know what Philosophy’s new Microdelivery Overnight Anti-Aging Peel is all about and what it does, how do we incorporate the system within your skincare regime? Should we use it after my moisturizer or before? It says 2-3 times a week but do we use it in the morning or at night?

Well, it’s really simple.

The team at Philosophy has designed an easy 3-step process to help make things easier. Use it after cleansing and before serums and moisturizers.

Miss Rusty Philosophy Microdelivery Overnight Anti Aging Peel Skincare Routine


STEP 1: CLEANSE  |  Purity Made Simple (SGD$34; 240ML) – 1 step facial cleanser
STEP 2A: PEEL  |  Microdelivery Overnight Anti-Aging Peel (SGD$129)2 to 3 times a week (evenings)
STEP 2B: PEEL  |  Microdelivery Overnight Anti-Aging Peel (SGD$129) 2 to 3 times a week (evenings)
STEP 3A: TREAT  |   Brighten My Day (SGD$90)All over skin perfecting brightening essence
STEP 3B: TREAT  |   Renewed Hope in a Jar (SGD$62)Refreshing & refining moisturizer


To get you started on Philosophy’s easy 3-step skincare regime, I have 5 sets of Purity Made Simple cleanser and Renewed Hope in a Jar moisturizer (worth SGD$96!) to giveaway!

NOTE: Winners must reside in Singapore and would need to collect the products at Sephora Ion between 8th to 28th October 2015.


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Blushes and lipsticks usually go hand in hand to prevent a disorganised look. If Coral is chosen for the cheeks, chances are a similar shade will be picked for the lips. Guerlain has introduced their Rose range that makes matching cheeks and lips a breeze for you.



As part of their collection, both Rose Aux Joues blushes and Roselip Kisskiss tinted lip balms come in 6 timeless matching shades. Bearing same names, you can match them according to their names and use the same shade for both your cheeks and lips or be a rebel and mix things up!

Miss Rusty Guerlain Kisskiss Roselip Blush Stand


Discover Rose aux Joues, Guerlain’s new colour-revealing blush.


Rosy cheeks with a delicate glow, as if you had just spent a day in the fresh air, with a lightweight imperceptible finish. A feat made possible by the new Rose aux Joues which brings a pink flush to your cheeks with a single sweep of the brush.


Its Pink Booster pigments capture natural light and enhance your complexion’s natural pink hue in perfect affinity with the skin.” – Guerlain


Housed in a gorgeous sleek Black magnetic case with ‘Guerlain’ carved on it, they have really stepped up their game with regard to packaging. Not only that, the brush that comes along with it looks well-made too. Though I still choose using my own makeup brush during applications.

Comes in a range that offers 6 shades, I’ve received ‘Pink Me Up’, a darker pink among its peers.


What’s interesting to note is that the blush has a delicate violet scent, something I definitely did not expect. The colour is gorgeous on the cheeks, emitting a natural flushed look. However, one thing to note is that a little goes a long way, subtly. Excessive blending is needed and it would be wise to take a step back and look in the mirror once in a while during application. Seemingly harmless on my brush, it’s easy to overdo the blush by a few more swipes.



Guerlain imagines KissKiss Roselip, its first hydrating and plumping coloured lip balm infused with essential oil of rose.


Lips as soft and smooth as petals of rose, deserve the most delicate attention and the most luminous colours. Subtly coloured, the lips are adorned with a soft and natural glow.” – Guerlain


3 cubes to form the tube of this tinted lip balm, the elegance of the packaging takes my breath away. Just how gorgeous is this?



The night care: Apply KissKiss Roselip nude colour before bed for soft and hydrated lips in the morning.
The daily beauty booster: Apply KissKiss Roselip on the lips, for lightly tinted and hydrated lips during the day.
The double effect: Apply KissKiss Roselip in twin-set with KissKiss or Gloss d’Enfer to create a unique colour and look.” – GUERLAIN



From unsightly uneven lips to healthy looking plump lips, Guerlain’s Kisskiss tinted lip balm certainly gave life to my dull lips! There’s a huge dark patch from peeling (dryness) and the product covered that up perfectly. Hydration wise, I think that the formulation did a pretty good job in moisturising my lips. Considering the bad condition of my lips when I tried it on, the results after applying the tinted lip balm placed a good impression on me. So far, I’m loving both the formulation and color of this lippie!



As a tinted lip balm, the lasting power has exceeded my expectations. I took a picture after 2 hours and realized that even though the color has obviously transferred, a tint is still very much visible. The edges of my lips lasted the longest and although an outline lip-lined pair of lips may not be a good look, I’m impressed with how well this tinted lip balm held up.

However, I would assume that the lasting power of each shade differs. The one I got (Crazy Bouquet) is the brightest of them all and thus have more pigments which may result in longer wear. Since I did not try the other lighter shades, I could not compare.


Miss Rusty Guerlain Kisskiss Roselip Swatches

From Left to Right: Wonder Violette, Crazy Bouquet, Peach Party, Chic Pink, Pink Me Up, Morning Rose

For more information about Guerlain’s Kisskiss collection, check out their website:


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I’ve had the luxury to try out One Beauty Spa’s ‘Tribo-Effleurage Face plus Eye’ 90 minutes treatment a few weeks ago and am pleasantly surprised at how amazing I felt after! If you are looking for a facial and massage that could help with your concerns, then One Beauty Spa would probably have something for you.


Upon entering the spa, I immediately felt welcomed by the staff’s warm greetings. The renovation of the place is open-spaced and it exudes transparency, which is definitely a good vibe. But don’t worry about privacy, because treatments are done on the 2nd level.

I was treated to a hot cup of tea to relax while I fill out the usual form. The treatment I had gone through is their Tribo-Effleurage Face plus Eye’ 90 minutes treatment. Tribo-Effleurage – are you confused about this term?



Tribo-Effleurage is a unique term coined by the French when Guasha, a two thousands year old East Asia Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique, gained its popularity in the Western culture. In other words, Guasha as part of TCM.

One Beauty Spa’s Tribo-Effleurage is a uniquely formulated face treatment, combining Guasha, Meridian Acupressure (Acu-Meridian) massage and manual lymphatic drainage massage, aimed to improve conditions like dark eye circles, puffiness, wrinkles and fine lines. It also has instant lifting effects, facial contouring and helps to even out skin tone and retain moisture for a softer and radiant look.



Long term effects on the face:

  • Regulates blood circulation
  • Promote skin cell renewal
  • Slow down aging
  • Improve skin absorption of products
  • Prevent the formation of pigments

Immediate effect you can witness:

  • Reduced dark circles, eye bags and puffiness
  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improved uneven skin tone
  • Softer and radiant skin
  • Lifted chin and cheek line



Throughout the treatment, I felt really relaxed, which I usually not during a facial. During some parts of the facial, I even slept! Apologies for the lack of pictures because they were all blurry, but here’s one to show a slight difference of my cheek contours.

What I love about this treatment is that in addition to the usual cleansing and masking, the Tribo-Effleurage and various shoulder, head and neck massage is very enjoyable. Super shiok!, in other words. This is honestly one of my best treatments and I really recommend you to try it out!

The treatment that I have gone through costs S$228 however there is a SPECIAL PROMO just for you!


And now it’s YOUR TURN to enjoy this luxury!

One Beauty Spa has specially designed a 75 minute version of the Tribo-Effleurage treatment at only S$28! Simply quote yourself as “Rusty’s reader” to enjoy the offer.

All Tribo-Effleurage treatments come with:

  1. Initial Cleanse
  2. Deep Cleanse
  3. Tribo-Effleurage
  4. Face Mask
  5. Shoulder, Neck and Head Massage

There’s no time to waste, contact them now! :)

Bugis Branch (Opposite Bugis Junction)
14 Liang Seah Street
Singapore 189035
Tel: +65 6338 4979
Fax: +65 6333 4979

Opening Hours:
Mon to Fri – 11am to 9pm
Sat – 10am to 8pm
Sun – 10am to 7pm
(Close on alternate Sunday and on Public Holiday)

[Service was sponsored for my honest review. I’m not affiliated with the company.]

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