Last Saturday was a tornado of activity…it’s been a long while since I decided that it would be OK to leave the munchkins with hubster at home..but yes I did and grumbled they did too (though hubster was a trooper) and away I went and what a wonderful time I had. I did feel a bit guilty about leaving hubster to fend on his own but when I came home to the sight of the munchkins and ‘appa’ curled up on the sofa munching away on fried chicken and watching a movie, I knew they had managed just fine without me.
So what did I do on Saturday you may ask…Well I had the opportunity to attend a Vanity Trove Exclusive Blogger Workshop in collaboration with Decleor Paris. Themed Aromatherapy and Decleor Aromatic Ritual, the workshop was held at the Decleor Paris outlet in Publika, Solaris Dutamas.
Decleor initially known as Cleor was founded by Solange Dessimoulie in 1974. Incorporating the science of Aromatherapy into skin care, she heralded an ever evolving set of beauty treatments and products that would make Decleor the leading cosmetic Aromatherapy brand worldwide. Their hallmark beauty product Decleor’s AROMESSENCE™is so iconic, it has won over women of all ages all across the globe.
It has definitely won the hearts of many women on our shores too as it was full house at the workshop. We we greeted by gorgeous Winnie Yeoh of Vanity Trove Malaysia who immediately introduced us to the friendly and capable team spearheading Decleor’s Malaysian operations. After introductions were made, I was asked by Vernice, Decleor’s in-house trainer to fill in a questionnaire with the usual questions but what surprised me was when she whipped out something that looked very much like a thermometer and proceeded to take a reading of my skin’s hydration level. I was at 14.2 which is quite reflective of my combination skin.
So after filling in the questionnaire and getting our hydration levels read, we were ready to start. Vernice got the ball rolling by sharing with us the history and people behind the study of Aromatherapy and Decleor.
That finished, we were in for a treat. Asked to don our headbands and towels, we proceeded onto a DIY facial session to experience the full range of Decleor’s Hydra Floral.
We started out by removing our eye makeup. Now I’m a big fan of eyeliner’s and needless to say I had them on that morning too. I was a bit skeptical when Vernice told me that the Decleor Eye Make-up Remover would remove my waterproof eyeliner. But I tried it anyway and was super surprised when it removed every last bit of eyeliner from my eyelid. I learned something new too, Vernice had us use moist cotton pads and pour on the Eye Make Up Remover onto these moistened pads. The reason for this was actually quite simple, moistened pads reduce friction between cotton pad and skin thus protecting the sensitive skin around your eyes from wrinkles and premature ageing.
After removing our eye make-up which was the first step in the Decleor Aroma Ritual, we were asked to remove the rest of our make-up with Decleor Essential Cleansing Milk. Infused with Neroli Essential Oil that promotes hydration and Sweet Almond Oil that softens and soothes, this lightweight liquid was gently massaged into the skin to remove all traces of facial make-up.
Next up was the 3-in-1 Hydra Radiance Smoothing and Cleansing Mousse. Initially in a cream form it quickly transformed into a lightweight mousse upon contact with water. Containing Neroli Essential Oil , this mousse also contained Papaya Extract and Hyaluronic Acid which was key in preventing skin from drying out.
After removing all vestiges of impurity, we then proceeded to tone our skin with Decleor’s Essential Toning Lotion. Once again infused with Neroli Essential Oil and completes the make-up removal process. Safe even to use on the sensitive skin around our eyes and lips, this toning lotion was soothing to the skin.
So after prepping our skin which was already glowing even though we were only half way through the Aroma Ritual, we were then presented with a dollop of white cream. At one look, the cream looks like any other ordinary cream. We were told that this was the Ultra -Moisturising & Plumping Expert Mask and that this was no ordinary mask.
Not so skeptical this time as I was already half-blown away by how Amazing the Decleor Hydra Floral range was I proceeded to massage the cream into my face,at one point the cream’s texture became a little thick and was slightly harder to massage and then lo and behold it turned into a rich oil. The oil glided onto our skin and was perfect to use on our eyelids and over our lips. I have never come across a mask that could be used on my eyes and lips so when I was told to apply this on this sensitive areas of my face I was in seventh heaven. The mask truly hydrated my skin and I wished I could have left in for longer..but as time was short we had to wipe it off to make way for the next step.
The next step was the application of Decleor’s landmark product, the AROMESSENCE™ Neroli. Did you know that 100 kilograms of Flowers are needed to make 100ml of Pure Essential Oil and that indeed is what the AROMESSENCE™ was. Made with 100% pure and natural concentrate and using the steam distillation method, the AROMESSENCE™ Neroli softens and helps to relax the skin restoring the complexion’s natural radiance and acts like a true effectiveness booster for your HYDRA-FLORAL ANTI-POLLUTION day cream. The AROMESSENCE™ Neroli is applied on the various energy points on the face using Decleor’s signature application technique.
From there we proceeded to the last step of the Aroma Ritual which was the application of the Hydra Floral 24HR Moisture Activator Light Cream. Combining Wild Pansy extract, Samphire extract and Sunflower extract this indulgent cream locks in moisture and binds water on the surface of the skin to prevent dehydration.
Seriously with all the lovely floral aroma’s wafting in the air I was ready to fall into deep slumber had it not been that I was doing my own DIY facial. As this was the last part to the ritual we were then introduced to a new product from Decleor. Decleor has introduced into their fold a revolutionary new BB cream that does not clog pores but at the same time refines skin texture and evens out imperfections.
The only thing out-of-place was that this BB Cream currently comes in one shade and being darker skinned I doubted it would work for me. However in all fairness, even though it did not exactly match my skin tone it was not too bright either. That done we proceeded to test our hydration levels again. And this time my reading came back a respectable 22.7 which is close to double my earlier reading of 14.2. Needless to say I was impressed and my facial skin did bear testament to the fact that is looked plumped up, supple and radiant.
So impressed I was that I knew I had to purchase a set for myself. But as lady luck was shining down that day, we were all told that we would each be given a set of the products in travel size to take home.
So stoked was I at receiving this Amazing gift(s) to take home that I forgot to take pictures of the sumptuous spread laid out for us to munch on. I must say the savory grilled mushroom sandwiches and red velvet cake had my tummy in seventh heaven. I did however manage to grab some shots of the lovely people who made this event possible.
So before I sign off here’s a Big Shout Out of Thanks to Winnie Yeoh & Aidan Chan of Vanity Trove and Dana Song, Meryll Chan, Wey Wei and Vernice of Decleor Paris – Malaysia for putting together an Amazing Event.
Decleor Malaysia is also on Facebook, so do keep updated on their current promotions, store openings and such by following them on FB. and for more pictures of the event , head on here. For a full list of their flagship stores or to book yourself a Decleor Signature Facial, please find details below.
DECLEOR PARIS, Midvalley, KL (03-2284 1198/ 016-215 5259)
DECLEOR PARIS, Publika Gallery, KL (03-6201 0309 /016-215 5267)
DECLEOR PARIS, The Curve, PJ (03-7725 2744 / 016-215 5273)
DECLEOR PARIS, 1Utama TANGS, PJ (03-7725 5358 / 016-215 5237)