August 19, 2016

Stubbornly-clogged pores hardly stand a chance against the Dr.Ci:Labo Labo Labo Super-Keana, a skincare line made for skin in its 20s, which busts “orange peel skin” once and for all. Look ma, no pores!


Oh, all the woes that our pores can bring us. They seem to have an unfortunate tendency to get filled up with gunk, which then manifests as blackheads all thanks to oxidation; clean them out, and then they seem to stay open, i.e. we’re left to live with that dreaded “orange peel skin”.

We’re almost ready to throw our hands up in surrender to eternally enlarged pores, but there might just be a solution – and strangely, the answer lies in something orange. Labo Labo, the sister brand of Japanese cosmeceutical brand Dr. Ci:Labo, has a pretty amazing pore care line called the Super-Keana (“keana” being the Japanese word for “pore”), with products made from natural essential oils of orange. The whole idea of the range is that it tackles all pore-related woes like clogged pores, blackheads and dull skin, using naturally-derived substances like lactic acid, malic acid, royal jelly acid and various plant derivatives to gently clean out stubborn pores and remove layers of dead cells (the main cause of pore buildup), refine enlarged pores, and all without drying out the skin.

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The Labo Labo Super-Keana range covers an entire skincare regime, starting from an oil cleanser that can remove waterproof makeup, a foam cleanser with brightening properties, a peeling gel that gently clears away dead skin, and a wipe-off lotion that softens the skin while also functioning as a gentle peel. But if your regime is the type that borders on lazy, fear not, for there is the Super-Keana Gel, an “all-in-one” gel moisturiser that happens to also function as a toner, moisturiser, serum, mask and makeup base.

Anyone who has clogged pores will know that comedones can make the skin feel real icky, so the refreshing sensation of the Super-Keana range is definitely a treat. Also rest in the knowledge that the products are made without any artificial fragrances and colouring, alcohol, mineral oils and parabens, and there’s a team of certified Japanese dermatologists behind the formulations, all manufactured in Japan. Pores have given us enough trouble as it is; we’re not messing with products we can’t trust, so the Super-Keana is really the new skincare superhero in our lives.

Labo Labo Super Keana range, $24.90 to $34.90. Available at the Dr. Ci:Labo store, #B3-41 ION Orchard (telephone number 6238-8395) and in selected Watsons stores (Anchorpoint/Bugis Junction/Bukit Panjang Plaza/ Causeway Point/ION Orchard/JEM/Jurong Point/NEX/Ngee Ann City/Parkway Parade/ Tiong Bahru Plaza/Toa Payoh Hub/Westgate/West Mall).

Follow Dr. Ci:Labo on Instagram @drcilabosg and on Facebook at Drcilabo-Singapore. Visit ci-labo.com.sg for more information on the brand’s products.