For the past few years, we have been traveling to Taiwan for at least 10 times and we managed to explore so many places such as Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Taitung, Kaohsiung and etc. Until now, I still get hit by a wave of euphoria whenever I step foot in Taiwan.
Whenever we are back to KL, we will have our favourite taiwanese snacks, Taiwan Beer, cup noodles (our recent favourite is the Huadiao Chicken cup noodles from TTL) and bubble tea to cure our “home sick”.
Taiwanese beauty brands that are slowly but surely developing a loyal local following is one of my must buy too. VINATA is a brand that I hear a lot recently. It is a skin care brand under TTL Bio-Tech, and TTL (Taiwan Tobacco & Liqour Corporation) is a state-owned manufacturer and distributor of cigarettes and alcohol in Taiwan.
What’s so special about VINATA and why are the Taiwanese beauty bloggers kept raving about it?
As we all know, TTL has been producing beer, wines, sake and other alcoholic drinks for decades so they have an edge on yeast extraction. The set that I got my hands on is the VINATA crystal clear anti-wrinkle set and every product of the set contains two core components – sake yeast extraction and red wine polyphenol essence.
Red wine polyphenol essence is well known for its strong antioxidant capacity that provides skin nutrition and self-recover ability.
Sake yeast essence contains high volume of minerals, vitamins, activated yeast, peptides, amino acid, organic acid and microelements.
These two essences promote the regeneration of cells, brighten, moisten and recover skin elasticity.
In a blur of career climbs, wedding gowns, baby showers, I’ve somehow arrived here – a full fledged 30 something. Turns out that once you hit your thirties there’s a whole new set of beauty rules for our skin, thanks to collagen production drop off and new surges of hormones. It guess it is time to start investing in a beauty regime. VINATA crystal clear anti-wrinkle set sounds like an answer to my prayer. The set includes:
Whitening Hydration Toner, Intense Hydration Anti-Wrinkle Essence
Revival Cream Anti-Wrinkle, Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream
Vinata Firming Facial Capsule
The Whitening Hydration Toner effectively replenishes aqua for skin and keeps skin hydrated.
Usually, I will dab a few drops of the toner on a cotton pad and apply evenly across my face. This allows me to target my problem areas, such as my dry cheeks.
Then I apply the Intense Hydration Anti-Wrinkle Essence by dispensing the product onto my hands and evenly apply all over my face and neck.
I felt really excited to try out this firming facial capsule.
I just need to twist open the capsule, squeeze out the essence and apply thinly to my eyes, face and neck, using fingertips to massage the content onto my skin.
The revitalizing cream promotes self-healing to help improve the appearance of aging skin and provides protection from daily sunshine and pollution.
Vinata firming eye cream strengthens elasticity around the eyes and minimises fine wrinkle.
The skin around the eyes is 10 times thinner than the skin on our face, and it ages faster than the rest of our skin, so remember to treat it with the TLC it deserves.
I think my skin loves the VINATA range a lot as I woke up with soft and supple skin the next day. Most importantly, VINATA’s range of products are so friendly on the wallet, making it a must buy souvenir when visiting Taiwan. You can also purchase it from:
TTL Bio-Tech official e-site – www.eshop.ttl.com.tw/index.aspx