Find out how to glow like Godfrey Gao 高以翔, supermode/one of the biggest celebrities in China and Taiwan .
Once planning to be part of Taiwan’s Basketball national team player Godfrey Gao gives his take on what got him to start on a proper skincare and he has never looked back ever since.
Godfrey Gao (GG): I just started on a skincare regime. It is as simple as that.
Simply Beauty (SB): Why should men start on a skincare regime?
GG: Cleansing and moisturising the face can make a difference in achieving good skin. I never knew how effective it is until I gave it a try. Having good skin is important, especially in the modelling and entertainment industry. SK-II skincare helps to hydrate my skin and doesn’t cause any irritation. I think the trio―cleanser, treatment essence and moisturiser―saved me. I am glad that the obvious open pores and blackheads are a thing of the past and now, my complexion has greatly improved, and I receive a lot more compliments for my current complexion these days.
SB: Is having good skincare good enough to look good and feel good?
GG: Other than relaxing and serving as a relief from work stress, exercising contributes to good skin as it improves circulation and gives my skin a glow. I play basketball whenever my schedule allows it.
SB: Which are your grooming essentials?
GG: One of my grooming essentials is SK-II MEN Facial Treatment Essence as it effectively hydrates my skin and maintains my healthy skin tone throughout the day. I also make it a point to neaten my five o’clock shadow with a tweezer and trim it every three or four days.
SB: What is your advice to men who are skeptical about starting on a proper skincare regimen but are concerned about looking good?
GG: My advice to men who are skeptical about SK-II MEN is “It’s the way to do it and to maintain healthy skin. All it takes is 10-15 minutes of your time each day to cleanse and hydrate your skin.”
About Godfrey Gao’s movies and TV dramas
He’s acted in shows such as TV drama S.O.P女王 as 高子齊 and Odd Perfect Match 單數絕配. Future movies to look out for includes The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones 2013 a German-American adventure fantasy film based on The Mortal Instruments. Gao will be acting as a sorcerer, Magnus Bane.
About SK-II Men skincare for men
SK-II MEN Facial Treatment Essence visibly transforms skin to leave it firmer and smoother in 14 days.
SK-II MEN Facial Treatment Essence has been proven to help skin improve and look better day after day.
Results in 1 day: Skin is immediately moisturised and feels refreshed.
Results in 3 days: Skin becomes significantly more moisturised.
Results in 7 days: Skin becomes less oily with significant reduction in sebum secretion.
Results in 14 days: Skin brightens.
Pitera™ More than 90 per cent of SK-II’s signature ingredient improves men’s skin across five key dimensions that help men score with women.
– Texture refinement: The appearance of skin improves as Pitera™ nourishes with skin nutrients that mimic skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factors. This means that skin will become better hydrated and nourished.
– Radiance enhancement: Dull skin becomes brighter as it has improved cell renewal with the help of Pitera.
– Firmness power: Skin becomes firmer and less saggy as its skin cell adhesion is improved.
– Spots control: Spots and freckles and uneven skin tone are reduced gradually with continued use of the skincare. Uneven patches on skin will become less obvious.
– Wrinkle resilience: Rich in amino acids and minerals, the Pitera softens and reduces fine lines etched in skin
UNIQUENESS OF SK-II MEN FACIAL TREATMENT ESSENCE
The star of the skincare range, this essence leaves a unique refreshing sensation specially designed for men to provide a lingering mild cooling sensation. the essence penetrates deep into skin, without leaving skin greasy.
What to look out for:
· Smoother skin
· Healthy radiance
· Firmer skin and less obvious laugh lines (nasolabial fold)
· Uneven skin patches and freckles become less obvious
· Skin is less dry, fine lines less obvious
Tips for SK-II MEN product range usage from SK-II Team
Wash hands with soap before wetting face with lukewarm water and squeezing SK-II MEN Moisturizing Cleanser onto palm.
Use enough Cleanser as recommended and create a cream lather by adding a little water at a time until you achieve a creamy foam. Note that the lather looks pasty when not enough water has been added. In this case, please add in more water until it turns foamy as cleansing skin with a pasty foam may be too concentrated for your skin.
When cleansing, do not scratch your face with your nails even if they are short in an attempt to “give it a scrub” as it may hurt skin. Simply massage gently for awhile.
Gently use a soft towel or facial tissue paper to pat skin dry, instead of wiping with a towel.
Immediately after washing face and patting it dry, tone and nourish skin with SK-II MEN Facial Treatment Essence before getting dressed. The reason is that nutrients from the essence penetrate skin better when it is still soft from the face wash. Do not wait till skin totally dry to tone and moisturise skin.
After shaving, moisturise with SK-II MEN Facial Treatment Essence. The essence includes a unique refreshing ingredient, which provides a mild cooling sensation that lasts long after application.
SK-II MEN Facial Treatment Essence
use twice as day.
Pour about 2ml of SK-II MEN Facial Treatment Essence onto your palm. Use both palms to gently pat on skin, gently pressing whole face with both palms after patting to enhance absorption of the essence.
If you have stubbles, apply SK-II MEN Facial Treatment Essence onto skin with a cotton pad soaked with it. Cotton pad drenched in the essence would help get more of the essence onto skin than if you were to pat it onto skin with bare palms.
Remember to hydrate neck (or other parts of your face) as well by the same patting cotton pads drenched in essence until cotton pads are dry. This prevents wastage of the valuable essence.
After every outdoor activity or once every week, pamper and intensively treat and re-hydrate skin with a facial mask using SK-II MEN Facial Treatment Essence. After cleansing face, soak 3-5 pieces of quality cotton pads with SK-II MEN Facial Treatment Essence. Place the soaked cotton pads onto cheeks, forehead, nose and chin. Lay on your back and relax for 5-10 minutes. After removing the cotton pads from your face, lightly pat skin to aid absorption. After which you can use these remaining essence in the soaked cotton pads to hydrate your neck.
SK-II MEN Age Revitalize Moisturizer
Nocturnal hydration: for those who do not like using eye cream, hydrate eye contours and parts of face with sagging skin and wrinkle concerns before heading to bed. Massage with circular motion.
Product Trial VERDICT:
SK-II MEN Moisturizing Cleanser:
Leaves skin smoother with first wash. It is unscented.
SK-II MEN Facial Treatment Essence:
This unscented essence leaves skin glowing and skin tone seems more even and healthier after first use. It leaves a very mild minty sensation on skin which lingers for as long as half an hour after application.
SK-II MEN Age Revitalize Moisturizer:
Very light textured, it can also be used over eye contour at night (before heading to bed).
(Contest portion has been amended to benefit more)
Look out for upcoming contest which will offer TWO followers of this blog a chance to win SK-II Men products.
1. Full sized Cleanser and Moisturiser, worth $239
2. Full sized Treatment Essence, worth $183.
To stand a chance to win, please click on Win SK-II Men Skincare. Contest ends 6pm 28 September 2013.