[WORKSHOP + EVENT + REVIEW] Bio-essence Tanaka White

16 October 2014

Hola  It's time for pampering your skin again. I guess when you guys spot the title you already knew what brand and product series that I'm talking about right? =) If you guys wish to own a fair skin like Snow White or the popular Queen Elsa then you shouldn't miss this post because eventually you'll be the one. *wink*

Recently many sweeties asking why my skin suddenly become so fair. I guess one of the factors because my hair turns into dark colour so the contrast would be bigger. Another factor would be because of I started to use Bio-essence Tanaka White series products since 2 months ago.

So few weeks ago, I attended Bio-essence Tanaka White Workshop @ Times Square

" Keep your Skin White, Firm, Moisturized & Cool "

Youthful, fair and radiant skin begins with Tanaka ( Thanakha) - a traditional whitening secret used by women in Myanmar for more than 2000 years. Bio-essence Tanaka White Series adapts modern Bio-engineering techniques to extract highly effective whitening, moisturizing and anti-inflammatory agents from the Tanaka tree bark, providing the most natural and effective care for the skin. 

The Tanaka tree bark extract used in the Tanaka White Series has deep nourishing, hydrating and cooling properties, and is a tried and tested formula used to maintain skin fairness even under the sun, blocking out harmful UV rays and external pollutants. 

Since the PR already told us to show up with no make-up apply, so of course I follow the rules. Therefore, this would be my very first time to attend event without make-up. Feel kinda weird and awkward because my skin condition was very bad at that moment. LOL

The products that they prepared for us to tried and tested.  =)

Oh yeah~ Taiwan Beauty Guru - Liu Yen was with us on that day. If you guys read my previous Hada Labo post(HERE) then you should know this's not the first time that we met. =)

Beauty Guru shared with us her beauty regime and explained why Tanaka White Series can helps us to makes our skin become fair and smooth. 

Here's just the pictures of the product series. I will explain details and demonstrate in the "Tried & Tested" section. =) So continue reading for more info.

They send us the product series and wish to know what's the final outcome after we've been using it for 2 weeks. The also running a contest to choose who is the Miss Tanaka White

I'm contestant No.5 and I guess you guys already know how was my skin condition after using it right?

OneFm Yoon was the emcee of that day. Her skin was really fair! How come a girl like me who same hometown as her can't get the skin like her. LOL

Awwww  Linda Chung appear in the middle of the event. She's so pretty!!

This would be the second time I met her, last time was at Ipoh.

She's slimmer and prettier than last time. Of course, her voice was sweet like ever!

My heart was melting when she purposely smile and pose while she know I'm capturing her moment.

For your information, Tanaka (also known as Thanakha) has a rich history in Myanmar. It is a tradition al whitening secret used by women in Myanmar for more than 2000 years. It’ is used not only in their daily life, but also in traditional ceremonies where face paintings bear cultural associations of nobility and purity.  

The scientific name of Tanaka plant is Limonia acidissima. The best Tanaka plants are naturally slow in growth and it takes three to ten years for the tree trunk to grow to two inches in diameter. It must be at least 35 years old to be mature enough to yield good Tanaka. The barks obtained from these trees are fragrant and resistant to pests. 

Tanaka means both "cosmetic for beautifying the face" and "cleansing agent". The production of Tanaka for use is fascinating. The simple procedure involves stripping off the bark from the plant, soaking it in water and then grounding it on a mortar and mixing with water to form a fragrant paste to be applied onto the face. It is recognized as an effective and ideal cosmetic for those who have to work under direct sun exposure Women who work in paddy fields always wear thick layers of Tanaka to protect themselves from the harsh sun. It also cools and soothes skin to help prevent blemishes. 

So let's try on their products shall we? 

 Special thanks to Bio-essence for the lovely products

Double Whitening Cleansing Foam

Deep cleanses gently for fair, radiant skin. Skin feels refreshed without any feeling of tightness after use.
Benefits : Fine foam to completely remove dirt, light make-up and excess oil  Cleanses and moisturizes skin, leaving skin cool, fair and refreshed after wash.  Gentle formula that does not leave a feeling of tightness after wash.
Directions :
Squeeze a suitable amount onto palm and lather with water. Massage gently on face and neck. Rinse off thoroughly with water. Suitable for all skin types.

Double Whitening Bright White Clarifying Softener
Double Whitening Clarifying Softener uniquely contains Tanaka Extract and Tranexamic Acid which are enriched with whitening properties. It thoroughly cleanses and softens the skin for better absorption of subsequent skincare products. Also enhanced with cucumber extract and grapefruit extract to replenish skin with the moisture and nutrients needed, for a more refreshed and moisturized skin.

Product Efficacies :

 Tanaka Extract protects skin from harmful UV rays, keeps skin cool and moisturized

 Enhanced with Tranexamic Acid to effectively whiten skin

✿ Gentle and alcohol-free formula, thoroughly removes dirt and impurities on skin

 Hydrates skin, tightens pores and softens for smoother and finer complexion

 Enhances skin absorption of nutrients from subsequent skincare products

Ingredients :
Water, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, Gingko biloba Nut Extract, Perilla frustescens Extract, Ampelopsis japonica Root Extract, Tribulus terrestris Fruit Extract, Limonia acidissima Extract, Cucumis sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Fragrance, Tranexamic Acid, Sodium Oxide, Calcium Oxide, Magnesium Oxide, Triethanolamine, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylisothiazolinone

Tanaka White Series 4x Intensive White Serum
Tanaka White 4X Flawless White Serum is specially blended with traditional and modern ingredients. The 4 highly effective whitening ingredients are Tanaka Extract, Tranexamic Acid, Kojic Acid and Arbutin. Together with Bio-Energy Fluid and Bio Mineral Amino Acid Essence, the product provides superior whitening effect and at the same time, intensive moisturizing and nourishing effect. For those without major dark spots problem and seeking to achieve a fairer and more even skin tone, this serum helps to effectively brighten dull & yellowish skin tone, keep your skin radiant and fair from within while preventing spots formation. For those with dark spots or freckles, this serum can also help fade away the pigmentation. With frequent use, spots will gradually diminish for a flawless radiant white skin.
Directions :
Pour a sufficient amount on a cotton pad and gently swipe across cleansed face in wide broad strokes.

Double Whitening Cream
Descriptions : SPF20 to protect against harmful UV rays shields skin from external pollutants, keeps skin cool and moisturized under hot weather  Helps to significantly brighten and even out skin tone Provides skin with trace mineral elements and precious herbal extracts such as ginseng, angelica and gingko  Lightens and prevents freckles, dark spots and pigmentation
Ingredients :
Tanaka Extract™, Hyaluronic Acid, Tranexamic Acid, Pomelo extract, minerals 

Directions :
Apply daily on clean face. Smooth cream evenly onto face until fully absorbed.

Strongly recommend to use their product series step-by-step in order to get instant effect. =)

Overall I'm satisfied because it works amazingly. I don't really believe on the whitening product series because sometime I don't think it will be effective but Tanaka White changed my mind. =) My skin not just become fairer but also glowing. I remember a beautician told me when your skin start glowing, means you owing a healthy skin. However, some tips for those sweeties who having dry skin. If you consider a dry skin condition, please don't use Tanaka White series everyday. As we all knew, whitening series products will makes your skin even more de-hydrated. So I would suggest you might using it for maximum 3 days per week. Remember to follow step-by-step in order to get instant effect. I can spot the different after 1 week. Of course, it always depends on own skin condition. You might get different result.  =)

For more info, please visit their Facebook Page : www.fb.com/bioessencemalaysia

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