The benefits of hyaluronic acid, especially its moisturizing properties, need no introduction. But did you know that there’s something else in the market that is completely natural and achieves the same goal?  I was recently introduced to Vivacé, a Taiwanese skincare brand founded by a group of medical professionals. Keeping your skin suitably hydrated is at the heart of what Vivacé aims to achieve with its range of skincare products which are formulated with an organic extract, γPGA, or Gamma PGA. In fact, its skincare range is organic and is free of parabens, animal protein, and hyaluronic acid, making it ideal even for sensitive skin types.

What is γPGA?

γPGA is a plant-based ingredient derived from Japanese natto. Based on research by the Japanese Medical Association, it provides up to 5 times more intensive hydration than its animal-based counterpart, hyaluronic acid.

 I spend most of my time managing my F&B business (Foxhole Cafe) these days and being in an air-conditioned environment all day long dries up my skin. Pigmentation was my primary skin concern, but now dehydrated skin is an issue I have to grapple with as well. Most hydrating products are either too greasy to my liking or not moisturizing enough for my skin.

Well, at least that was before Vivacé came along.

Vivacé Bright Hydra Cream

This is a night cream that nurtures and lifts your skin while locking in moisture at the same time. It also protects your skin from free radicals and pollution. I am always on the lookout for anti-aging products and I couldn’t be happier to discover that this cream contains copper DNA & truffle extract, which are proven to have potent anti-aging properties.

Don’t be fooled by how rich the cream looks. Developed specially for those of us who live in low to mid altitude climates, it doesn’t feel greasy at all when applied.

In fact, it glides on beautifully and absorbs as readily as a serum. It plumps up my skin instantly, making it feel silky soft and smooth. This is the only product I apply on my face before bedtime and I love waking up to radiant, moisturized skin every morning. Sometimes, I cheat and apply it as a day moisturizer as well simply because it produces amazing results. After a week of usage, I can tell that my skin is now more hydrated than before and my pores appear smaller too.

Vivacé Matte Night Jelly

The Matte Night Jelly is a sleeping mask. All you have to do is to squeeze out about 2 large pearls’ size worth of product, apply it to your face and go to bed. Wash it off in the morning and you’re good to go!

 Personally, I find that the matte night jelly has a more lightweight texture than the night cream and would be perfect for normal to oily skin types. These days, I alternate between the night cream and night jelly. The night jelly also comes in a handy tube which is perfect for traveling.

Vivacé Aging-defy Biotechnology Mask (3 Sheets in 1 Pack)

Aging-defy Biotechnology Mask is their star product. It boasts superior hydrating properties and one sheet is equivalent to one ampoule.

Initially used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons for post-treatment and surgery clients, this mask is safe to use even for the most sensitive skin types. It is completely paraben-free and safe for pregnant or lactating ladies too.

The mask’s jelly-like material adheres to your face like second skin. As it isn’t made from petrochemical byproducts unlike most of its counterparts in the market, it is actually safe to leave the mask on overnight. Amazing isn’t it? The best part is, the essence absorbs completely into your skin without any sticky after-feel.

For optimal results, it is recommended that you leave the mask on for at least 40 minutes on the first day of usage. Leave the next mask on overnight on the second day. As you can tell from the photo below, you’ll wake up with baby soft, dewy skin that glows from within. I couldn’t stop touching my skin thereafter. I highly recommend this mask if you are suffering from dull, dehydrated skin as it’ll give your skin a much needed boost. More importantly, the results are immediate.

Vivacé Lite Facial Mask (5 sheets in a pack)

 If whitening is your objective, try the Lite Facial Mask. It’s made from pulp and feels similar to most sheet masks in the market. This is great if you love outdoor activities but do not wish to be tanned. Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes. I use this once a week to keep my skin fair.

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