By Aimee L

Unless you have been living under a rock, you would know that the most popular face shape in Asia is the V-shaped face. What it is, is basically a slim and oval face that ends in a sharp chin and has a well-defined jawline, and women have even gone under the knife in an effort to achieve this look.

According to my colleagues, I have a face like a box. While not the most flattering description, it is sadly quite apt, which is why I was excited to trial the products. This advanced anti-ageing formula which also happens to be Bio-essence’s bestseller for the past 10 years, has been specially formulated to increase the skin’s absorption of the star ingredient – Black Orchid, for sharper V-shaped facial contours.

Known for growing in harsh conditions, this flower has the ability to store and lock in moisture and nutrients, and fight against the signs of ageing. The lifting cream is said to be perfect for smoothening the lines on the forehead, fading frown lines, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and for preventing the appearance of a turkey neck while minimising a double chin. The VLift line comprises of five key products:

The Bio-essence Bio-VLift Face Lifting Cream comes in two variants – Nourishing which is infused with Royal Jelly, which contains a high concentration of nutrients, and 17 types of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals to deeply nourish and hydrate the skin, and Brightening which is rich in fermented rice, to clarify, reduces dullness, enhance elasticity and keep skin smooth. Each variant retails for $59.90 for a 40ml tub.

The Bio-VLift Eye Lifting Essence which retails for $39.90 for 20ml is formulated with precious Black Orchid extract to enhance skin renewal, and boost the absorption of restorative nuortrients into the delicate area around the eyes.

The Bio-VLift Face Lifting Mask, $24.90 for a box of 4 has been designed with convenient ear hooks so that it adheres comfortably to your contours and does not budge. Each mask contains the equivalent of a bottle of lifting essence to intensely improve skin resilience, restore suppleness, and strengthen the skin’s barrier.

The Bio-Renew Radiant Youth Facial Oil, $42.90 for 40ml is infused with Bio Energy ComplexTM to optimise the delivery of nutrients for maximum skin absorption, this non-greasy, preservative-free facial oil is formulated with pure Green Tea Essence for powerful antioxidant protection to slow down skin ageing.

While it is still early days, and I have yet to see my boxy face slim down to V-shape perfection, I am quite enjoying using the range as part of my daily skin care regimen.

Bio-essence products are available at all C K Department Stores, Guardian, NTUC Fairprice, OG, Robinsons, Watsons, and selected cosmetic houses.