Just the other day, my editor-in-chief Kissa, while in a meeting to discuss the best wellness retreats in Asia, suddenly turned to me and said, “Leon, those eyebags... you look tired. Have you been sleeping well lately?” I didn't dare tell her that the late nights I’ve been keeping were because of an insatiable Netflix addiction.
Determined to rectify a dull and sallow complexion, I promised myself a pampering mask and a good night's rest, after I got home from celebrating my BFF Gabby’s birthday party that very night.
Well, that was the plan until I walked into Gabby’s beautifully decorated apartment (‘Crazy Rich Asians’ was the theme for the evening) and spied the birthday girl looking like she hadn’t aged a day over 25. Was it Botox? Gabby only chuckled at my bald-faced suggestion and said, “Oh darling, you’ve simply got to try out the Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Crème from Estée Lauder. I didn’t believe it at first, but doesn’t my skin look incredibly smooth and bouncy–and in just two weeks! You’ll find your very own tub in your door gift bag for the night.”
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Every morning and evening, for the last couple of days, I’ve applied the cream religiously. The ultra-soft whipped texture feels luxe and comforting, and my poor dehydrated skin has been drinking up all the goodness. Curiously, Bo seems to be extra cuddly whenever I have a fresh layer on. Moringa plant extract is one of the key ingredients in the moisturiser, and I hope he hasn’t been confusing it with the Moringa superfood doggie treats I recently bought for him!
Then, on a recent grocery run, I received a rather ominous text from Mother, who was keeping an eye on Bo while I was stocking up on cheese and wine. “There’s been a bit of a mishap at home…,” came the, frankly, heart-stopping WhatsApp message from her. Only to be followed by a second message, “Never mind. Would you be a dear and stop by the Estée Lauder boutique to pick up a few tubs of the marvellous Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Crème for me, please?”
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Convinced now that I had a rather magical potion on hand, I thought to myself, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if I could take a bath in it?” It isn’t so far-fetched, really. Wasn’t Cleopatra’s beauty attributed to the daily milk baths she took? And just like nourishing milk, Moringa plant extract is packed with calcium, vitamins, and acids, which help promote healthy, firmer-looking skin.
Now, if only I could fill an entire pool with the Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Crème…
(To be continued)
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