Bird's nest for dewy, young skin
TO MANY, bird's nest is better known in its edible form - as a "beauty food" to maintain youthfulness, or a tonic for the whole family, from children to the elderly.
Few would actually guess that bird's nest, when applied directly to the skin, also has healing properties.
One of the forerunners in bird's-nest beauty products is home-grown cosmoceutical brand Purer Skin, whose products have been clinically proven to induce a 91 per cent improvement in overall skin state in as little as seven days.
Using bird's nest as a signature ingredient, Purer Skin's products also tap on the benefits of other organic ingredients, such as fruit extracts (to prevent breakouts and reduce pore size), as well as royal jelly (a powerful antioxidant).
Those looking to enjoy dewy soft and radiant skin naturally can try out Purer Skin's range of inner beauty and skincare products.
Here are some of the brand's offerings.
THE MIRACLE WORKER:
PURER SKIN MIRACLE SERUM
This best-selling product contains a rich concentration of pure bird's nest, which effectively reduces pigmentation and fine lines, leaving skin looking and feeling visibly firmer and younger in as little as a week.
The product is available in 5ml, 10ml and 30ml bottles, which retail for $12.90, $22.90 and $66.90 respectively.
THE CLEANSING COMPANION:
PURER SKIN CREME CLEANSER
This cleanser contains
bird's nest protein beads that gently and thoroughly remove excess oil, pollutants, dirt and residual make-up, while protecting the skin's vital moisture. An 80ml tube retails at $25.90.
THE SKIN RENEWAL SPECIALIST:
PURER SKIN NIGHT RECOVERY
This nourishing formula is light on the skin but still deeply hydrating. Made with bird's-nest protein, it restores the skin's natural suppleness and luminosity overnight, leaving it refined and firm in the morning. A 50g jar retails at $40.90.
FOR INNER BEAUTY:
PURER SKIN INNER BEAUTY BIRD'S NEST EGF DAY/NIGHT BEAUTY JELLY
Known to be five times more effective than consuming collagen alone, the
jellies are infused with Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), which stimulates the skin to produce collagen naturally.
Each $30 pack contains 10 sachets comprising five day jellies and five night jellies.
Purer Skin products are available at selected stores, which include Watsons, 7-Eleven, John Little, National University Health System's Health & U Pharmacy, Alexandra Hospital Pharmacy, and Camden Medical Centre's PharmaPlus.