Saturday, 21 April 2012

Mother's Day Gift Ideas (Part 2): Hankook Cosmetics

Still looking for good deals for Mother's Day gifts?

Not into jewellery, handbags, or spa treatments? How about skincare? Every woman needs to take care of her skin. 

For Mummies who love taking care of herself and her beauty, I just might have the perfect thing for her.
Is she contemplating going for Botox but has never gathered the courage to? 

Don't worry, I'm not going to ask you to bring her for a jab. Remember the OSSION Time Curator Botox Eye Cream I told you guys about some time ago? 

They are having a promotion now on ALL THEIR TIME CURATOR LINE PRODUCTS!!!!!!

20% off all Time Curator Products + Selected Items!!!!

Eh...Remember I got a username & password "HankookC" which entitles you to an automatic 30% upon log-in??? That's 30% PLUS 20% OFF the discounted price!!!

*Gan Cheong Gan Cheong*

For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, the Time Curator is a line of facial skincare products targeted at those who are concerned about aging, fine lines and wrinkles. We were all once a tender soft little baby with translucent skin and and-geh cheeks. After a short period of troubled puberty skin, we would all blossom into beautiful young adults. 

Unfortunately, this usually lasts less than 10 years. And once you hit 25? WHAM! The skin starts losing its collagen and elasticity and it starts looking dull. After marriage and the kids? Little women make time to care for themselves (if they still have much left) after running after the children. Now that you're older, it's time to bring back Mummy's glory from yesteryears. 

Or if you're a really loving hubby, take care of her, for her. Remember how beautiful she looked on your wedding day? How about the first few months when you guys were dating? Remember? She'll love you more for actually bothering to help her take care of her skin, when she herself has neglected it. Make sure your approach is sweet though. Don't go "Nah, you need to do something about your face. This is skincare with Botox ingredients in it". I guarantee she won't talk to you the rest of the week.


No. With women, we tend to be a little more sensitive. Try this:

"Dear dear~ All these years you've been taking of me, the kids, this family...always making sure we're top of your priority list. I want you to take care of yourself a little more. I know you don't have much time, & though this is not much, but I want to help my wife take care of her skin. This is for you baby. Happy Mother's Day."

Not expressive? Even better. Precisely because you have never said such sweet words to her, all the more she will melt. She might even be so touched that she tears.

She will sing in her heart and have butterflies in her stomach all through Mother's Day dinner that night. If any guy does that to me, I would look at him and reaffirm the reasons why I married him. 

Trust me. When a woman feels beautiful about herself, she smiles more, she's happier. She becomes so much more lovable. It'll be you who will benefit from this. I swear. =) 

Really, I should be a man. Too much feeling oozing out of me and nowhere to deposit them to. Okay, NOT yet. Lol~ 

Oh sidetrack a bit! A few nights ago I actually dreamt that I went out with my crush of (too) many years (as friends), and he suddenly held my hand and pulled me tight and my heart was beating so fast I was over the moon (not literally la~). Then a while later he proposed!!! And the common friends and the family were all there and my grandmother was so happy yada yada yada. Random. But I woke up smiling to myself like some idiot. And this is not the first time he appeared in my dreams. 

梦中情人? Sounds damn cheesy. Lol. 

Eh hem, what? 是人就會有夢ok~? Don't judge me. 

*prays he never sees this post* *paiseh until die*

By the way, where was I? *coughs* Oh oh Time Curator! Lol~ (by the way he's super good with words. Okay move on!!!)

I was saying it targets those with aging skin concerns like fine lines and wrinkles. That is because it contains this ingredient called Argireline, which is something that works like Botox. You can read more about Argireline here, and here

Pssst...I tried this 2B Skirt Ready & 2B for Face (some of you might have heard of it before) sometime early last year, and the main ingredient which helps the legs become "skirt ready" (i.e.slim) and which gives you a sharper face, is ARGIRELINE!!!!! 

I don't know how much Argireline is in 2B products, but for OSSION Time Curator products, it's a whopping 70% Argireline!!! 

*eyeing my bottle of emulsion, thinking if I should try it on my legs....*

Okay I'll try! If it works I will tell you. ;)

 There is this plant ingredient in OTC (OSSION Time Curator) called Portulaca Oleracea which is known to have one of the highest concentration of Omega-3 in any plant. Omega-3, by the way, regulates skin metabolism. =)

It also contains ingredients to help promote collagen synthesis ( = youthful toing~ toing~ skin!!!), remove toxins from the skin, sooth and relieve irritated/itchy skin, and reduce pore size, spots and blemishes. 

Know what it all means? It is suitable even for sensitive/troubled skin!!! Yay!

Used over time, it is also able to restructure & smooth out the surface of the skin, particularly with scarred skin. VCCE (Vitamin C Cetyl Ether) technology is effective in reducing uneven skin tone & age spots, and restores collagen fibres bond overnight, so some of your mummies might be able to see results within a week!

This is the eye cream I introduced before. And have been using every other night. ^.^

I've tried many eye creams and most of them sting my eyes or make my eyelids very itchy somehow, causing me to rub my eyes which in the long run may just bring me more wrinkles. Like defeats the purpose right? 

This eye cream? My undereye makeup used to crease like nobody's business. Like, the concealer-cracks-into-many-lines-so-where-the-lines-are-there-is-no-more-concealer kind of crease. If you've ever experienced it you will know EXACTLY what I mean. 

It's now 1.5 months since I started on this. 
I'm now a convert. No, make that a devotee. 


Where else can you get such a huge bottle of eye cream? ^.^

30ml, or 1.01oz. Go check other premium brands, most come in only half the size. 
Usual Price before log-in? S$203. 
After log-in, you will see the price as $142.10 which is 30%-discounted. After the Mum's Day promotional 20%, the final reduced price is $113.68.


Mai tu liao! What are you waiting for man?!! 

Okok wait. I know you must be super excited and want to rush to the site now and sign in and buy the eye cream for not just your Mum but yourself and maybe Ah Ma too, but let me finish first la! Got some more ho hang tao (good deals) behind! Then I'll share with you which one I bought. 

By the way, if you don't know, Hankook Cosmetics is THE largest beauty skincare cosmetics R&D in Korea.  Lancome, & Loreal Paris, before they had their own lab, was R&D-ed (I just made up a new by them~ Reputable? Trusted? Confirm guarantee plus chop. And OSSION Time Curator is one of their more premium bestselling lines. 

The eye cream proved its worth to me, and I must say I actually saw results after using the sample-sized packs they gave me. Some of you might have gotten it in my giveaways. =)

And since I was so convinced by the eye cream, I went ahead and bought the full-sized items of almost everything in the OSSION Time Curator Series. 

What. In a few years' time I'm gonna hit 30. (Yeah you can start making a good estimated guess at my age.)

I'm NOT going to wait until then to start taking care of my skin!

This is how big the full-sized toner & emulsion is. One bottle can last you up to 9 months, with DAILY usage. 

 OTC Toner ($158) & Emulsion ($164). 
Mother's Day Promo: OTC Toner $88.48 & Emulsion $91.48

See how much you're saving? 

Eh if I use the emulsion on my thighs and legs daily, PLUS use it on my face 3x/week (rest of the week I use the Merdel Line), this may last me 3 months. I've got fat legs la~ Especially my calves and ankles. 3 months for $90. Eh damn worth it la! I think I'm going to order one more bottle of just the emulsion! 

If it works I'm gonna laugh my head off people who spend thousands on calf/thigh reduction. Hee~~

If not they can laugh back at me, but I'll have good skin covered for this one bottle, for the next 2 years. 
(An open bottle can last you 2 years before you need to chuck it. An unopened one, 3 years. )

I'll just put the original price in bracket as it's awfully troublesome (& somewhat confusing to some) to explain and type out the whole price thing. Basically, upon log-in, you will see the ALREADY DISCOUNTED price. You won't be able to see the Original Price unless you sign out and view the item.

Emulsion in Korea is equivalent to moisturizer here. So yeah, use it as a moisturizer. For the toner, do not use with a cotton pad! It's a dreadful waste, unless you aim to make the cotton pad wrinkle-free. -.-"

One pump, and massage it directly onto your cleansed face. One pump is usually enough to do the trick, with enough spare for the neck. Kiasu can of course use more. =) 

Same goes for the Emulsion. After toner, one pump of the emulsion for entire face. I love how it smells~~~ ^.^

My beauty regimen for the last month = OTC Toner + Emulsion + Eye Cream. 

I had smile lines which would cause my makeup to crack badly. It did help when I applied primer before my makeup, but I made a discovery today which surprised myself, given the fact that I have been ill-treating my skin by sleeping less than 4 hours daily for at least the past one week:

Full HD picture. You can click on these pictures to open the full size and scrutinize my pores and facial hair if you'd like. Lol. Pay attention to the smile line.

Ignore my mustache. I'm actually a successful tranny.
I forgot to wax my upper lip okay? But that's not the point. 

My. Smile. Lines. Are. Getting. Less. Apparent. By. The. Day!!!!!

This is like super mega HD. Can see pores already. (And how come I got like a scratch below the side of my lip??? How come I didn't notice it before~??) 

Anyway, my concentration on the smile lines are paying off!!!! There are still very very fine lines? I think? But who cares man. I don't want to look photoshopped in real life. Lol. This is good enough for me! If it gets better of course it's a bonus! One can never complain about looking too flawless, can one? 

 Okay I'm gonna share with you guys the deal I bought.

Yes. I actually bought these items and use them. So this is not a they-gave-me-free-so-I-write thing okay? Personally tried and trusted. That's why I decided to help them promote. Good I'll tell you good. No good I just won't promote la. Lol~

I mentioned everything on the OSSION Time Curator Line is going at 30%+20% off (with username and password "HankookC") right?

So you can actually get these items ala-carte. Singly. One by one. IF you'd like.

I super kiasu one la. Shelf life 3 years right? So I took 2 sets of the Pre-Mother's Day Special.

What it comes with:

 The Toner.

 Plus Emulsion

And the Eye Cream. 

So you have the Time Curator Basic Set. Which would cost $525 without 30%+20% discount. They're offering this at $420 for non-members (or those without a password) for Mother's Day. 

I bought? $294. Which is how much you're going to pay for if you're taking the set. With the "HankookC" username and password of course. ;)

Doesn't stop there. If you get the Pre-Mother's Day Special, you will get the Time Curator Night Cream ($213) & a bottle of their Time Ampoule (~$60) FREE!!! Woo hua bo hua??? Almost $800 worth of items, for $294! 

Richer than the Emulsion, use this at night, or if you have very dry, or have serious wrinkle issues.

年齡只是個數字。誰怕老?Not me~ 

("Age is just a number. Who's afraid of getting old?")

The Ampoule, with a pack of VC Recover Essence Film.
This in the actual selling pack comes in a box of 6 sets of Ampoule + Essence Film, and costs $358. Not cheap. You can make use of the Mother's Day promotion and get the ampoule pack for $200.48. 
Almost 1/2 price. Worth buying, in my opinion. =)

 Usually when we visit beauty salons, they will ask if you want to add ampoule to your treatment at an additional price (not cheap). Ampoules contain highly active ingredients, and because of this reason, work much faster than your average skincare lotions. 

After applying toner, place 1-2 drops of the ampoule to your palms, then press gently on to the face, allowing the skin to to evenly absorb the product. For maximum results use the ampoule within one week of opening.

The Essence Film is actually a pair of eye masks made entirely out of compressed concentrated collagen. COLLAGEN! 

 1. After applying the ampoule on your face, place the film around the eyes, smile lines, or the forehead, wherever signs of aging are visible. 
2. After about 10 seconds, place 1-2 drops of ampoule directly onto the film, pat gently, and you're ready for bed. 

When you wake up, you may find that the entire piece of film is missing. Don't hunt for it on your bed. Chances are it has dissolved entirely into your skin. *slurps collagen!!!!* This one major ho liao! I love love love love love love this!!! Got wedding or important function coming in a month? Use this once a week. Confirm see results! (I heard this is a major bestseller in Korea!!!)

See why I bought 2 sets of the Pre-Mother's Day Special? 

Toner + Emulsion + Eye Cream + Night Cream + 1 set of ampoule/essence = Total worth of almost $800 
= Actual Paying Only $294

You can't get a better deal than this. 


This is until 13th May, or while stocks last, which means they only set aside a certain number of sets for this particular promotion. So once they're gone means no more. We still have half a month of April left. Got chance to still grab a set. ^.^

If no more, or you really don't want to get the full set, you can go for the OSSION Time Curator Gift Set. 

I got this because I bought one set of the Pre-Mother's Day Special during the REWIND workshop which I helped to host last month. Instead of giving me the Toner + Emulsion separately, they gave me this. Not just me! All those who bought the set during the workshop got this deal! 

Moral of the Story: Next time got workshop must go! Sure got good lobang! =D

This is what's inside.

Got 2 cute travel-sized toner + emulsion! Very handy!!! 

And an Ekanava Lip Palette consisting of 4 of their Korean Top-selling colors! Yes I do notice from dramas and MTVs that Koreans like colors like that. 
Most Singaporeans usually wear nude or very light colors. 

I am not "most". I used a pink lipstick for my last makeup tutorial! 
(Then pictures in this post all light colored lipstick. #facepalm. LOL!!!)

Anyways, the Gift Set Original Price was $322. Now going at $180.32.

Wah lao must make people so gan cheong or not???

Okay okay go to Hankook Cosmetics website for your Mother's Day shopping now~
Remember to log-in at the right sidebar!

Username: HankookC
Password: HankookC

Your Mum will be so thrilled. =D
Especially when people around her (friends, relatives, colleagues) start complimenting or asking her why she looks younger. 

We know why. *winks*

Disclaimer: All portrait photos have not been airbrushed or photoshopped for accurate review of products involved. 


  1. Hi, Is it free delivery to my house if I order from the Hankook Cosmetics website?

    Thanks alot.

    1. Hello! It's free delivery (courier) to anywhere in Singapore! =D

  2. Hi Silver! Need your help, I bought the Pre-Mother's Day Special 2012 (OSSION Time Curator) Whole Set. May I ask you what's the step?? Like which one should I apply first. I'm a idiot come to skincare =X

    1. Hey ahtiing!

      After cleansing your face first step would be The Time Curator Toner. Then Emulsion. Then Eye Cream! =D
      For night it would be cleanser (any), toner, night cream, and eye cream~ ^.^

  3. Hi Silver, Normally how long they took to send the order?

    I made the order on 24/04/12 but havent received my item. I emailed them on 08/05/12 with a replied that they will reply within 5 working days but no reply from them.

    Thanks alot!!

    1. Hey drop me an email. Maybe I can help you ask. =)

    2. Thanks!! I just emailed you.

  4. Hi silver! may i know if this product still on sale? because when i visit the website, i didnt see any products there! D:

    1. Hi! The current website is undergoing revamp, but u can still see the products in :)