Upgrade Your Skincare Regime

This advanced Dr.Ci:Labo treatment toner provides skin with the nutrients it needs to minimise the signs of ageing.

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This advanced Dr.Ci:Labo treatment toner provides skin with the nutrients it needs to minimise the signs of ageing.

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Your skin may start to show signs of premature ageing from as early as your mid-20s. Fine lines and dark spots seem to come from nowhere while the rest of your complexion tends to be dull, dehydrated and fatigued.

Thankfully, you won’t have to pile on 10 different products because there is a simpler, more effective way to look more youthful. Simply upgrade your toner to VC100 Essence Lotion, an advanced skincare product with strengthening and nourishing ingredients from Dr.Ci:Labo, Japan’s number one medical cosmetics brand*.


Regular toners typically remove residual oil and dirt left behind after cleansing as they minimise the look of enlarged pores. Dr.Ci:Labo’s VC100 Essence Lotion, on the other hand, offers complete age defence in a single step. Formulated by certified Japanese dermatologists and produced in Japan, this high-performance multitasker transforms the way your skin looks and feels by improving its texture, resilience, luminosity, hydration levels and firmness. Even better, as it is free of artificial fragrances, colourants, mineral oil, parabens and alcohol, it is gentle enough to use on sensitive skin.


Replacing the brand’s bestselling VC100 Pore White Lotion, VC100 Essence Lotion contains 200 per cent more than the amount of the highly permeable vitamin C derivative that it had.

Dermatologists have found that skin absorbs this special vitamin C derivative better. In fact, it is 100 times more permeable than regular vitamin C. To further boost efficacy, VC100 Essence Lotion also contains three other vitamin C derivatives, as well as citrus unshiu peel extract, that are said to boost collagen production and reduce the look of pigmentation to help your skin feel firmer and look brighter.

With consistent use, it reportedly helps to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, sagging skin, dark spots, dullness and acne scars as well.


If that’s not enough, Dr.Ci:Labo’s antioxidant-rich VC100 Essence Lotion even addresses the fact that our skin takes longer than the regular 28-day cycle to renew itself as we age with three gentle fruit acids that eliminate dead skin cells and boost cell renewal. It also has three types of collagen, three types of hyaluronic acid and 19 amino acids that reportedly help to repair skin and further boost hydration and radiance.

More good news: Despite its long list of ingredients, VC100 Essence Lotion is remarkably lightweight, and even has essential oils – grapefruit and orange – to lift your senses while your skin feels refreshed and looks supple.

*Source: Yano Research Institute Ltd Cosmetic Industry 2015.

For more information, visit www.ci-labo.com.sg. Dr.Ci:Labo products are available at #B3-41 Ion Orchard, tel: 6238-8395, and the Watsons stores at Compass One, JEM, Ngee Ann City, Parkway Parade and Raffles City Shopping Centre.

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