Revive Survive with +Rehab London

British skincare brand +Rehab London swings into Singapore with a full range of men’s grooming and skincare to refresh and rejuvenate Asian men after taking Europe by storm.  Founder Lisa Hilton shares six easy-to-apply and uncomplicated products for the modern, busy Singaporean men.

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[Photo: +Rehab London SG]

It was a hot and sunny afternoon when we arrived at London Bar (55 Boat Quay, Singapore 049844). I love the idea that the media event was held at this specially chosen venue, after all this label of men’s skin care originated from the UK. At the entrance, we were greeted by two shirtless models which actually made the warm day even hotter, and sent an endorphin rush for Tiffany Yong and I.

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[Photos: +Rehab London]

+Rehab London is the brainchild of celebrity hair and make-up artist Lisa Hilton. Founder Lisa Hilton wants to develop a label of skin care that would appeal to the everyday real man, and at the same time promotes an environmentally-friendly lifestyle. Having worked with many male celebrities, Lisa realised that there wasn’t any natural skincare products that could relieve the damaged skin of her male clients, and hence +Rehab London was born.

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Using all-natural ingredients such as anti-ageing Rooibos extract and healing Ginseng, it’s no wonder that British celebrities such as Russell Brand, Robert Pattinson and Simon Cowell have all given their stamp of approval.

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[Photo: +Rehab London SG]

Brought into Singapore by Natural and Free Living Pte Ltd, set up by sisters Monika and Yuanita Tjia who left the corporate world in pursuit of their passion to share the benefits of using natural products, good skin care and grooming regime. The company also pledge to contribute back to society, for every product sold, S$1 will be donated to the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) to promote environmental responsibility.

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During the event, +Rehab London also unveiled their new spokesperson for Singapore. Former reality TV contestant, Howard Lo from Eye for a Guy 2 (2005) was appointed the brand ambassador.  Howard is a true representation of +Rehab London’s target consumer – a man who wears many hats: a husband, tech blogger for ZDNet Asia and restaurateur in Singapore and Indonesia. 

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The line consists of six products vital to any man’s skincare regime: Scrub Up Daily Detox, Calm Balm, Cold Turkey Shaving Gel, Morning Glory, No Shine, and Revive Survive. I’ve been addicted to the products ever since I received their sample kit at the event couple of weeks ago.

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[Photos: +Rehab London SG]

+Rehab London products are fuss free and easy to use, especially when I was rushing to work in the morning or after a long day in office. I’ve been using the Men’s Scrub Up Daily Detox on alternate days to get my skin free of dust and to complete my skin care regime, I apply the Revive Survive (anti-fatigue cream) for a refreshing touch.

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Men’s Scrub Up Daily Detox 125 ml (Retail price: S$24.95) 

The 2-in-1 facial cleanser and scrub to kickstart your day. It’s refreshing, leaves your skin clean, prevents blackhead and ingrown hairs.

Key Ingredients:

  • Pumpkin Enzyme: A natural hydrator, it helps to gently clear dead skin cells.
  • Volcanic sand of Tahiti: A natural exfoliant that gently removes impurities.
  • Bamboo: A natural exfoliant that gently remove impurities.
  • AC Alg-MoistEAU: Hawaiian Water Algae.

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Men’s Cold Turkey Shaving Gel 125 ml (Retail price: S$24.95)

Shaving is now a painless affair with the Cold Turkey’s unique low foam clear formula that lets you see exactly where to shave; preventing ingrown hairs and sore red skin when manscaping.

Key Ingredients:

  • Argan Oil: Supports regeneration of the skin, restarts the vital functions of cells and neutralises free radicals, whilst providing a protective layer to lubricate the razor.
  • Witch Hazel: A strong anti-oxidant and astringent useful for skin healing.
  • Aloe Vera: Its rejuvenating, healing and soothing properties prevent sore red skin when shaving.

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Morning Glory 50 ml (Retail price: S$38)

This moisturiser nourishes and offers protection for over 12 hours; leaving the skin smooth and balanced, without leaving any nasty residue on the skin.

Key Ingredients:

  • Spice African Pepper: Nourishes the skin.
  • Hawaiian Water Algae: Aids in cell renewal.
  • Cocoa Seed Butter: Provides constant hydration, leaving a flawless and fresh complexion.

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No Shine 50 ml (Retail price: S$38)

This oil control moisturiser helps to combat shine and excess oil whilst still making the skin refreshed, bright and perfectly hydrated.

Key Ingredients:

  • Rooibos Extract: Rich in anti-allergenics which reduce effects of free radicals.
  • Normaseb: Stops excess oil build-up.
  • Hawaiian Water Algae: An Anti-oxidant and promotes cell renewal.

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Calm Balm 50 ml (Retail price: S$27.95)

Calm Balm is just another aftershave balm, it also soothes and heals the skin after sun exposure or any adverse weather reactions you may find yourself in; perfect companion to travel with.

Key Ingredients:

  • Rockweed: Smoothes and tones, moisturises and re-mineralises.
  • Hawaiian Water Algae: Anti-oxidants, cell renewal.

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Revive Survive 50 ml (Retail price: $42.95)

The ultimate anti-fatigue cream; slap this stuff on and ten minutes later, your skin looks visibly rejuvenated. Extremely useful after a long night out with mates or date.

Key Ingredients:

  • Ginseng: Energising.
  • Hydrergy: Energising, rich in vitamins.
  • Hawaiian Water Algae: Anti oxidants, cell renewal.

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+Rehab London is now available online at http://www.rehablondonsg.com and is retailing at Beauty Horizon and Beauty By Nature outlets.

Buoy Up with Airs & Graces at Millenia Walk

Defying the conventional expectations of private art exhibitions, Art Stage Singapore transforms Millenia Walk into an instant contemporary public art museum, offering a unique shopping experience to buoy up the much-awaited holiday and shopping season.

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Last Thursday, I attended the VIP reception of the Airs and Graces exhibition at Millenia Walk. This special art exhibition, which runs from 1 June to 7 July, is co-presented by Art Stage Singapore and Millenia Walk, featuring an impressive cast of renowned international and regional artists, including Singapore artist Sai Hua Kua.

Graced by Dick Lee as the guest-of-honour, attendees at the cocktail reception were treated to ‘live’ art exhibition, sand art performance and lots of ‘bubbles’.

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“We are delighted to partner the Art Stage Singapore in the ‘Airs & Graces’ exhibition. This engaging exhibition demonstrates our continued support towards developing a vibrant contemporary art scene here in Singapore. We certainly look forward to sharing and celebrating the inspiring experience with all our visitors at Millenia Walk,” said Mr Tan Boon Tuck, Senior Vice-President of Millenia Private Limited.

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“Designed by Pritzker Architectural Prize Laureate Philip Johnson, the inviting and spacious interior of Millenia Walk is ideal for a wide range of creative interactions and installations. This enables us to create a truly enriching experience for our visitors to enhance the premier lifestyle experience as opposed to just another sales promotion,” added Ms Esther Teo, Vice-President, Advertising and Promotions of Millenia Private Limited.

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“It is our great pleasure to work with Millenia Walk to deliver an art project which can extend our reach to the local audience and transform the space into an instant museum for fun and discovery,” commented Mr Lorenzo Rudol, Fair Director of Art Stage Singapore.

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Sai Hua Kuan’s Going Somewhere 01, Yavuz Fine Art Singapore

Sai Hua Kuan works in a diverse range of media, including installation, sculpture, film, photography and performance. He graduated from Slade School of Fine Art, University College London in 2007, and has participated in numerous group exhibitions internationally, including in the UK, Canada, Germany, France and Singapore. He lives and works in Singapore and the UK.

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Max Streicher’s Floating Giants, Gallery Maskara Mumbai

Max Streicher is a sculptor and installation artist from Alberta, Canada. SInce 1989 he has worked extensively with inflatable technology in kinetic sculptures and installation works. He is known for his large and imposing inflatable sculptures which have been described as being distressing and enchanting, disruptive and playful. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

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Sri Astari’s Armors for the Soul #2/3

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Sri Astari’s Love-Fear Bag #2/3 and Lochan Upadhyay’s Wedding Chair, Art Plural Gallery Singapore

Sri Astari is a painter, sculptor and installation artist. She studied painting at the University of Minnesota, USA and at the Royal College of Art, UK. Her work explores traditional Javanese values and social norms and how they relate to the status of women and gender roles in modern Indonesian society. Sri Astari lives and works in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Lochan Upadhyay graduated from the M.S University of Baroda where he is presently reading for this MFA. Influenced by various mediums, his work playfully blends tradition with modernity. He is known for using pieces of sari fabric given to him by the women of a rural village for his large wedding chairs, like a symbolic dowry. Upadhyay has showcased his work across India, New York and Paris. He lives and works in Baroda, India.

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Navin Rawanchaikul’s Mission Navinland, Yavuz Fine Art Singapore

Navin Rawanchaikul is best known for dynamic art pieces that involve direct public interventions, social commentary, and eccentric fictional tales featuring recurring characters. His oeuvre has grown to encompass a broad array of media including performances, billboards, films, comics, games, and cocktails. He has been exhibited widely across Asia, Europe and the USA. Navin Rawanchaikul lives and works in Fukuoka, Japan and Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Entang Wiharso’s Feast Table: Undeclared Perceptions, Arndt Berlin/Singapore

Entang Wiharso majored in painting at the Insitut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta and is considered one of the Indonesia’s foremost contemporary artist. He is known for his unique and hyper-detailed style inspired by Indonesian mytholog, contemporary global culture, public memory and personal experience. Entang juxtaposes the past with the present, and the absurd with the real, to cast a critical eye on the state of the world. He lives and works in Rhode Island, USA and Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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Chen Wen Ling’s Humanities Landscape, Linda Gallery Singapore

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Chen Wen Ling’s Illusory Realm, Linda Gallery Singapore

Chen Wen Ling graduated from Xiamen Academy of Art and Design in 1991. He is known for his provoking and interesting sculptural works that often invoke metaphors and symbols related to Chinese culture. He has been exhibited widely around the world. Chen Wen Ling lives and works in Beijing, China.

MUSE: Airs & Graces Art Exhibition runs from 1 June to 7 July 2013 at Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596

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In conjunction with the art exhibition, Millenia Walk is having the following promotions:

Buoy Up The Finer Side Rewards (1 to 30 June 2013)

Spend $300* and enjoy a Patisserie G’s special-edition art-palette artisan cookie. Top up the spending to $500 and receive an additional jar of gourmet homemade Apricot Confiture with Fresh Thyme from The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore and an art jamming session with Gallery 798. Other spending perks include complimentary 1st hour parking on weekdays and 3 hours on weekends and complimentary gift wrapping with a minimum spending of $50 from the outlets.

*maximum 3 same-day receipts from Millenia Walk. Other conditions apply.

A Life Inspired – Shop, Dine & Revel in the Finer Side (1 to 30 June 2013)

Indulge in guilt-free shopping and dining experience this Great Sale Season at Millenia Walk, select from masterfully crafted timepieces to bespoke tailoring, designer fashion and eclectic cuisines, everyone will surely find something to suit the sartorial bent and excite the palate.

Ready for a Boozy Good Time at Beerfest Asia 2013?

Thirsty? BEERFEST ASIA returns to Singapore for its 5th edition with promise of more beers, beverages, bands and banter. 

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Block the dates, bring your date and head over to Marina Promenade (the F1 tracks behind Singapore Flyer) from 13 to 16 June 2013 for a jolly good time at Beerfest Asia 2013. Last year I had a wonderful chill out with my former colleagues (click here to see my blog post for Beerfest Asia 2012). This year, expect more than 300 types of beer from all over the world, live stage performances, a comedy club, beer auctions and tasting workshops. The organisers promise a distinct experience packed with great entertainment, drinks and food!

Every year, without fail, Beerfest Asia will introduce new beers to Singapore. This year, look out for new varieties such as the UK’s Hollows Ginger Beer (4.0% ABV) brewed with Chinese ginger root and German beer EKU 28, with a full-bodied malt aroma and one of the strongest beers in the world at 11% ABV. If you crave for a dessert beer, be sure to check out the new flavours of fruit beers from Taiwan Beer.

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Besides being able to purchase bottled beer at special prices, tasting beers before purchase, and sampling beers new to either the festival or the market, ticket holders can learn how beer is made and try brewing it yourself at home at the new Craft Beer Experience section and even purchase a beer brewing kit home.

“We started this festival to raise the profile and appreciation of beer, and a significant part of the appreciation is understanding the process by which beer is made,” says Festival Director Edward Chia. “This is the only festival that not only makes this process highly interactive and entertaining, but also brings hundreds of the world’s best beers to you in one location.”

This year, the festival adds a new fourth marquee, Whisky & Wine Lounge, to its line up with a range of premium and limited edition products on offer and tasting from exhibitors, Cornerstone Wines and Beam Global.

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Entertainment is also one of the main highlights of this beer festival. After all, Timbre (the parent company of Beerfest Asia) is known for its booze and music. This year, be entertained by international tribute bands like Killer Queen, The Australian Guns’N’Roses Show, The Fortunate Sons, Melbourne’s premier Creedance Clearwater Revival (CCR)/Fogerty Tribute band and a host of the best of Singapore’s local bands, including Shagies and 53A.

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Also raising the bar on entertainment this year are Comedy Club Asia acts Sons of Singapore, a local comedy trio who were top performers at last year’s “Stand Up For Singapore” and a hit at Beerfest Asia 2012. The trio will be joined by international talents Tom Rhodes (USA), Stephen Grant (UK) and Steve Allison (AUS). Hosted by the popular and multi-linguistic comedic talent Jonathan Atherton, there is no better combination of award-winning wit, energy, intellect and absurdity. DJs from Power 98 will also be there on Friday, 14 June 2013 to entertain patrons of the festival.

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Tickets are now available from SISTIC, with limited early bird / advance one-day passes as well as four-day passes available. Or choose to enjoy Beerfest Asia with the VIP package, which includes S$50 worth of Beerfest credits, a buffet dinner from 7pm-9pm, admission to a reserved VIP area with air coolers and reserved seating, one festival T-shirt and one souvenir programme, and express entry. Festival + Comedy combos are also available, and all festival-goers have the option to purchase single show comedy tickets at the door within Beerfest Asia. All Standard / Combo tickets are inclusive of a free beer redeemed on festival grounds.

1-Day OCBC Exclusive Pass: S$15 exclusively for OCBC Cardmembers, while stocks last

1-Day Advance Pass: S$20 (13 & 16 June) / S$28 (14 & 15 June), while stocks last or until 12 June 2013

1-Day Standard Pass: S$30 (13 & 16 June) / S$40 (14 & 15 June), available on festival days via SISTIC or at the gates

4-Day OCBC Exclusive Pass: S$50 exclusively for OCBC Card members, while stocks last

4-Day Public Pass: S$80, while stocks last

VIP Packages – the ultimate way to enjoy Beerfest Asia: S$130 (13 & 16 June) / S$180 (14 & 15 June)

Comedy + Festival Entry Combo Tickets: S$40 (13 & 16 June) / S$50 (14 & 15 June)

Event Details

Dates: Thursday to Sunday, 13 to 16 June 2013

Time: 

13 June: 4pm – 6pm (Trade only), 6pm – 1am (Public)

14 & 15 June: 6pm – 2am

16 June: 12pm – 10pm

Venue: Marina Promenade (F1 tracks behind Singapore Flyer)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/beerfestasia #BFA2013

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/beerfestasia/

Visit www.beerfestasia.com for updates on beers, beverages, ticket sales, the Asia Beer Awards, food and entertainment.