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Manufactured in Japan, this collagen powder is low in calories and does not contain any fat and sugar. It also carries a hint of fruitiness that is super refreshing and rejuvenating. Formulated with ceramide and hyaluronic acid, it has anti-ageing and moisturising properties. It also contains probiotics that promote gut health and lighten blemishes on your skin. These lightweight sachets are perfect to take with you on the go, and can be consumed with or without water. Take one sachet daily. Available at leading supermarkets, pharmacies and selected departmental stores at $59 for a pack of 15 sachets. Visit

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Inspired by Japan’s tradition of soaking whole yuzu fruits in their hot spring baths during winter, Eversoft has launched the Yuzu & Mint Beauty Shower Foam that will soothe and hydrate your skin. The yuzu extract is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C to promote skin cell-renewal and brightening of your skin. You will also love the refreshing citrusy scent. Plus points for the minty methanol that leaves a cooling sensation on your skin after you step out of the shower. Available at leading supermarkets at $6.50 for 800ml or $3.95 for a 600ml refill pouch. 

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MBT’s Modena slip-ons are perfect for everyday wear. Their soles are made of a lightweight foam that absorbs the impact upon contact with the ground, and adds bounce to your walk. Even if you’re prone to sweaty feet, you can wear these slip-ons without worries as they come with a soft and breathable mesh upper. Even better, the soles feature patented Ortholite that absorbs moisture to keep your feet fresh and dry. Suited for both work and play, you will find yourself returning to this trusty pair every day. Available at $109 at MBT in Paragon and Suntec City Mall. Visit

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Barre workouts have been gaining momentum in Singapore. And you’ll be glad to know that True Fitness now offers Barre Fitness Yoga, a class that combines ballet, pilates and yoga to sculpt and tone lean muscle. Expect to do upper body exercises before proceeding to the barre to work on your core and lower body. The workout ends with floor and stretching exercises to relieve tight and achy muscles. Taught by an experienced instructor from Brazil, this class is beginner-friendly and suitable for all fitness levels. 

Sign up for a one-month membership at a special price of $55. Exclusively for Shape readers: Enjoy a complimentary Barre Fitness Yoga session when you sign up at Both promotions are valid till June 30, 2018. Visit

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Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping and serious fat- burning session at Orangetheory. Their heart rate-monitored high-intensity workouts ensure that you’re working hard enough to hit your metabolism-stimulating zone. All you have to do is work hard for an hour and enjoy the “afterburn” for up to 36 hours post-workout, where your body burns more calories than usual. At Orangetheory, you’ll get to enjoy the benefits of a group workout without compromising on individual attention. With high-tech equipment and experienced coaches, it is the perfect place to attain your fitness goals. Get 20 per cent off your first month of Premier membership.  

Classes start from $48. Visit or

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We all know that feeling of constantly shelving your diet plans because food is too irresistible. Japanese brand Borsch Med Bind&Block Fat is a supplement that’s formulated with ingredients to keep the fat away. It contains chitosan, a sugar that binds to fat from your food and prevents it from being absorbed by your body. It also contains psyllium seeds that absorb water and expand to keep you full for a longer time, so you won’t be reaching for that midday snack. The Build&Block Fat comes in a yummy mango- peach flavour so you won’t have problems downing it. Have one sachet 30 minutes before a meal for best results. Available online at, leading pharmacies and selected departmental stores at $39 (U.P. $49) for 30 sachets. 

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The Skechers GoRun Ride is back with its seventh generation. The patented Flight Gen-cushioned midsole provides optimal impact protection during your runs. Comfortable and lightweight, these shoes will make running much more enjoyable. The pull-tab feature makes wearing and removing your shoes fuss-free. Plus, the seamless, breathable knit material will help your feet stay dry all day. Priced at $139 at key Skechers concept stores. Visit

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Bored of your fitness regime? Step out of your comfort zone and try pole dancing. This art form will give you a full-body workout as it builds upper body and core strength as well as improves your flexibility and posture.

A great place to learn pole dancing is Ecole de Pole. Its wide variety of classes caters to everyone from newbies to experienced practitioners. One term consists of six 1.5-hour sessions and you’ll be able to execute a complete dance routine by the end of it. Other dance and conditioning classes that complement pole dancing are also available.

Enjoy a special price of $135 (U.P. $270) for one Beginner Pole Term. Valid till June 30, 2018. Visit

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Do you know that women lose almost half the collagen from their skin by the age of 50? This explains the wrinkles and saggy skin that come with ageing. While you can’t stay young forever, this collagen drink could be the next best thing for maintaining flawless and radiant skin like those of Korean celebrities. New Moon’s Inner Radiance Collagen Drink has 13,000mg of collagen to restore your skin’s brightness and elasticity. The berry-flavoured drink contains maqui berry extract with anti-ageing properties. Take one bottle daily before bedtime. Available at leading supermarkets, pharmacies and departmental stores at $79 for 10 x 50ml bottles. Visit

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Here’s one brand that prides itself on producing shoes that are both stylish and comfortable: MBT. You can bid aches and blisters goodbye with the Colorado 17. These lightweight shoes are perfect for your active getaways. Suited for long-distance walking and hiking, they come with rocker soles that are designed to help you stay upright. The patented Sensor Technology and Pivot Axis make walking feel easy and effortless. Your feet will stay fresh all day with the ultra-breathable upper mesh. Available at $199 at MBT in Paragon and Suntec City Mall. Visit

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Kickstart your day with Kellogg’s Special K cereal for breakfast. Top it with milk or yogurt and enjoy the crunch with every spoonful. Good news for those watching their waistlines: the low-calorie cereal will keep you full for a long period of time to prevent overeating. It is also jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients that are good for your heart and gut. Special K comes in a variety of flavours. Our favourite is Red Berries – the generous chunks of dried strawberries add a nice hint of sweetness to the crispy flakes. Available at leading supermarkets at $6.90. 

From now till July 15, buy $10 worth of Special K cereal and be entitled to a lucky draw, where you stand a chance to win 20 x Jabra Elite Sports Wireless Earbuds worth $369 and 50 x Kellogg’s goodie bags worth $30. The first 100 entries will also get Shape Run 2018 tickets worth $65 each. 

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This is a three-in-one skincare product you’d want to have in your daily beauty regime. Bio-Oil works as a natural moisturiser to replenish your skin’s natural oils that have been stripped away by environmental factors. It also works as a shaving oil that retains moisture in your skin and protects it from blade cuts. Even more impressively, it can be used as a cleansing oil to remove your makeup. Bio-Oil is formulated with plant extracts, vitamins and the patented Purcellin Oil that gives it its light and non-greasy consistency. It also contains rosemary oil that will soothe and relieve fatigued skin. Available at leading pharmacies at $15.50 for 60ml, $25.90 for 125ml and $35.90 for 200ml.