New! Talika Cream Booster : Boost your skincare potency (and embark on a mini science lesson)

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Hands up who loves gadgets? I do, so I’m sticking 2 hands up in the air and waving them like I just don’t care… Sorry got carried away for a minute icon razz New! Talika Cream Booster : Boost your skincare potency (and embark on a mini science lesson) But I love it even better when its a beauty gadget because I’m always keen to know just what else they can come up with out there to help us with our beauty regime.

Enter the Talika Cream Booster® – a handy dandy hand held gadget inspired by space research.

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Doesn’t it look all space age? Wait till I show you just how space age it can get icon wink New! Talika Cream Booster : Boost your skincare potency (and embark on a mini science lesson)

What this pen-like gadget is, is a gadget designed to increase the efficacy of your skincare. We use our skincare for different targeted needs and for myself, my concerns would be anti-aging and skin brightening, and I use skincare targeted at those concerns. This gadget is designed to help those skincare that I slap on my skin be more effective and absorb better. Intrigued? You bet I was!

The Talika Cream Booster was unveiled at a press launch about a month back. The gadget is quite small and slim and very sleek in its design.

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Laid out this way, it looks like a surgical instrument, except its not invasive at all. In fact, its a very sleek white wand that will sit right next to your fave Apple gadgets, except this one has no i before its name, and is part of your beauty regime not communication regime icon wink New! Talika Cream Booster : Boost your skincare potency (and embark on a mini science lesson)

We were told that how the Cream Booster works, is by 3 ways:-

  • Ionotherapy – using micro currents to bring active ingredients in skincare across the skin barrier and increases permeability of skin so believe it or not, creams absorb better and more quickly. I can attest to this. Sometimes, you spread cream on your skin and find it does not absorb well or takes a while to absorb and it feels sticky. Run the Cream Booster over it, and you’d find it is almost immediately absorbed so there is no sticky feel. Perfect!
  • Phototherapy – the device emits a 590nn light at the head that comes in contact with your skin and this is supposed to stimulate the cells of the epidermis to increase the production of collagen and ATP and re-energize the cells
  • Vibrations – The device vibrates against the skin to act as a micro-massage to accelerate the circulation of blood so skin is renewed and in the long run, looks better and younger.

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This runs on a AA battery which I was told can last about 3 months even if you use it twice a day as advised, for the eye contour area, but perhaps less if you use it over your whole face, as I have. There is no on-off switch as the gadget runs on battery power and your body electricity. There is a metal panel on the top, which you have to touch, and the gadget is only activated when you touch the metal top to your face. So, here’s the interesting thing, if Physics is your thing – you can’t use this on another person! The only way to, is to ensure you are holding onto them, so you complete the electrical circuit. Fascinating? Yes if you are a science geek icon smile New! Talika Cream Booster : Boost your skincare potency (and embark on a mini science lesson) But the electrical elements of Physics was never my strong point icon razz New! Talika Cream Booster : Boost your skincare potency (and embark on a mini science lesson)

I know what you’re wondering. So, I said it was inspired by space research. What space research? Well, apparently, the scientists from NASA discovered that in the cold dark vacuum of space, wounds do not heal unless there is light, and our cells need light to be stimulated and healing only takes place with light. All that Vitamin D from sunlight in Biology classes coming back, anyone? icon smile New! Talika Cream Booster : Boost your skincare potency (and embark on a mini science lesson)

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So this little gadget works also to emit light (a little like the Talika Light gadget) while vibrating against the skin and bossting efficacy of skincare. So much science in one little thing icon smile New! Talika Cream Booster : Boost your skincare potency (and embark on a mini science lesson) Oh and best thing is, you can use this with any skincare, not just Talika’s.

Users have reported tightened pores and lifted, more hydrated and smoother skin and it only takes a minute each time. Yep! Sounds all miraculous doesn’t it? icon biggrin New! Talika Cream Booster : Boost your skincare potency (and embark on a mini science lesson) I’ve actually been taking this for a spin and I’ll bring you a report soon on my thoughts about it. The only thing I can say for now is – laugh lines? What laugh lines?! icon smile New! Talika Cream Booster : Boost your skincare potency (and embark on a mini science lesson)

Does the Talika Cream Booster fascinate you? Are you into beauty gadgets? I haven’t tried many. The one I remember most is the Clarisonic Mia. I’m always a little skeptical about beauty gadgets, never sure if I should be plonking down money for them. What about you?

Paris B

Talika Cream Booster Price: RM410 (1 year warranty) Availability: Talika counters at Parkson KLCC, Parkson Pavilion, Parkson Gurney Plaza, Parkson 1 Utama, Isetan KLCC and Metrojaya

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Sunny March 23, 2012 at 9:20 am

I’m not the most gadgety person you can find, and all this science baffles me. However, are you hinting that your laugh lines disappeared??? Now I’m all curious!

I’ve heard too many good things about Clarisonic Mia by now, so much that I wonder if I’d just put it on my birthday wish list! Everybody seems soooo positive about it!

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Paris B March 23, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Hiya Sunny! Yes I used to have quite deep laugh lines. But they seem to have almost disappeared. I’m not sure if its this coupled with cream or just this but I only noticed it quite recently and forgot to take before/after pix < - bad blogger! >.< As for the Mia, I had a not so good experience with it so… mileage may vary!

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Sunny March 23, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Oh I just checked that review out and yeah, I don’t think everybody needs daily exfoliation everywhere on their face! A blogger friend turned me to La Roche Posay Effaclar K. While it works WONDERS for my T zone (my nose has never been so smooth since I was 12), after using it for 2 days (day and night) on my cheeks, they sustained a bit of chemical burn (it went away in several days but still. It was scary). I’d still recommend it, but only if you use it with moderation! I guess not everywhere on our faces needs so much exfoliation!

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Paris B March 24, 2012 at 6:03 pm

I have to agree about the over exfoliation. I am using an exfoliation gel at the moment and am told not to use it everyday, but you know, my hands get itchy :P I better not or risk peely skin >.<

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Applegal March 23, 2012 at 9:54 am

I’m quite skeptical about this, do tell us the results! I have to say the end of the gadget looks like an elephant’s err. . . Nose?

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Paris B March 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm

HAHA Actually I’m really sceptical too but the results on my naso labial (laugh) lines have been quite impressive. I’ll bring something a little more indepth soon. Its interesting but perhaps a bit of a pricey experiment :)

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Traclyn Yeoh March 23, 2012 at 9:55 am

I heard a lot about light therapy and some say to spend 10 minutes everyday with infrared light benefits the skin.

The only beauty gadget I have…just Watsons electronic facial brush! Good enough to cleanse deeply into my skin. I heard about the Clarisonic Mia too but prices on gadgets like this is pretty hefty.

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Paris B March 23, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Actually I forgot my electric toothbrush. That’s a beauty gadget too that I use everyday and don’t think I can live without :P As for the light therapy, I’ve heard of their benefits too and I’m told the Talika Light Gadget works very well for acne and skin tone by people who have used it.

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juan March 23, 2012 at 10:00 am

ya man… the stuff i learnt in biology now makes more sense! haha… and i think there is a truth in it because why else would people go for intense pulse light treatment? the treatment does help regenerate collagen and repair the skin. intriguing this piece of gadget.

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Paris B March 23, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Yar! That’s what I was told that these light therapy if done well can do wonders for the skin and it isn’t invasive so why not right? I like the slimness of this one and the best thing is that it really makes my creams disappear into my skin. No residue at all!

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Nikki March 23, 2012 at 10:39 am

I’m not really into too “hi tech” gadgets, I think my Clarisonic DUPE (SkinSonic) is enough for me! (for now) heheh

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Paris B March 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Hehe just an i-gadgeteer? ;) I hardly use my Mia anymore as I use a daily exfoliator gel now that works much better than the Mia for me without breaking me out or drying my skin.

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Foong Jin March 23, 2012 at 11:27 am

I’ve been quite curious about light therapy for a while now, but can’t really commit to forking out a huge sum until I’m abso-positive-lutely sure that it works! :P

I love my Sirius Skinsonic to bits, so I’m actually eye-ing their Sirius Aurora Light Therapy device if/when I do splash for one! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on light therapy! :P

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Paris B March 23, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I’ve heard a lot about the light treatments offered in salons and my first intro to a light gadget was the Talika Light one. Am tempted to give it a go, but its over RM1k so it’ll have to wait :P This one seems to do a fair job though. I haven’t used it too long though so I’d like to see how it fares after a month or so :) I haven’t come across the Sirius one but I looked it up and its very similar to the Talika one! (but cheaper! :O )

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LeGeeque March 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm

So damn curious! Wish there was a before and after photo of you! :)

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Paris B March 23, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Drat! I wish so too! I forgot to take one >.< Bad blogger!

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Jyoan March 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I am always wary of gadgets, because I am more afraid of the side effects than how much I want the positive effects.

I am still not convinced that I need the Clarisonic. It sounds so scary and painful.

I know people who have gone for IPL and crazy peels, and they come back with too many side effects than benefits. The light will dry the skin up so much, and make it so sensitive, etc, etc.

As for Talika, I admit that it sounds a bit tempting because of the ease and convenience. But I still feel that too much light/electromagnetic waves is going to damage the skin in the long run.

Plus, I can’t believe I bought a madly expensive Talika eyelash curler, which turned out to be flimsy and look really cheap after opening. And worst still, it doesn’t works. Even drugstore curlers actually do work quite well. So Talika gadgets? Not convincing.

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Paris B March 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Hi Jyoan, that’s quite a valid point re: the light waves and long term use. I must say that if I didn’t have the gadget already, I’m not sure if I would have plonked down the money for it and I’m going to try using it for a while and then stopping to see what happens. That’s the best way to gauge any long term results right? :) Its so far so good for me, but its just been a couple of weeks :D I actually opted to stop my skin treatment which I felt was doing my skin more harm than good. I prefer to just trust my own instincts and if nothing works, there’s always makeup! :D

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Mira March 23, 2012 at 6:40 pm

OMG. Again, I died at the price. <.<
I never buy any beauty gadget, but this one sounds interesting with all the science facts! But I'm worried if there is any side effects of using this. I'm waiting for your own personal review of this product. ^^

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Paris B March 24, 2012 at 6:00 pm

So far no side effects :) Its just vibrations and light so its generally quite safe as its not abrasive or invasive. I’ll bring a follow up in due course.

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Rahainah March 23, 2012 at 6:50 pm

I was like “wow,wow,wow!” until the line “This runs on a AA battery..” and I was like huh?! It’ll be better if it’s rechargable like Clarisonic Mia. But maybe that’s why the price is not too steep for something that is amazing (I presume).
But you got me interested. Maybe a part II review?

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Paris B March 24, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Haha yes the AA battery bit was a bit of a let down for me too, and I might have liked if it came with a pouch or something you can keep it in. But yes, having a built in battery will definitely inflate the cost further. I’ll definitely bring a part 2 review of what I thought of the device ;)

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Helen Nguyen March 23, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Oh Goodie – I love gadgets! Any kind actually, not just beauty gadgets. This one sounds very interesting.. Oooh I wanna buy, cant wait for your reviews! Yeah, the only beauty gadgets that I own are the Clarisonic and the electric toothbrush lol. Im also interested in the Baby Quasar but it is such an expensive gadget, have you heard of it Paris?

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Paris B March 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I didn’t come across the baby Quasar till you mentioned it but I looked it up and it looks like a light treatment device too? But larger. It sure is expensive! Talika has one too but I wasn’t sold enough to buy it because I didn’t think I’d spend enough time using it.

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C March 24, 2012 at 1:49 am

OK, so as an engineering student I gotta say I’d love to get hold of one of these and take it apart to see whats inside XD It sounds very intriguing. This isn’t the first beauty gadget to use light- it seems this is the new thing. I’m personally wary of all these beauty gadgets. I already spend enough on lotions and potions for my skincare routine, I personally don’t want to be shelling out for gadgets which may have (long term) side effects or not work.

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Paris B March 24, 2012 at 6:05 pm

LOL!! You know, if you were to take it apart, you better be able to put it back together or it’d be an expensive experiment :D Gadgets that use light aren’t new but perhaps what makes it a little different is the vibrating bit. I never quite bought into the whole light treatment, I will admit. You need to be very dedicated and hard working and I’m just not all that hard working :P The upside is that they say if you use these light treatment gadgety things, you can end up spending less on lotions and creams, because your skin won’t need so much. Not sure how true that is :P

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joy March 27, 2012 at 9:36 am

Hey Paris

Please please please update us on the effects on the laugh lines as mine are pretty deep !

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Paris B March 27, 2012 at 10:24 am

Well its been quite significantly diminished for me :) I’ll try to bring a review but it will only be in about 2 weeks

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Janet October 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Do you still like this gadget? Did you notice a difference when you stopped using it? I am debating whether I should buy this or not. I want to try it on a surgical scar with a scar treatment.

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Paris B October 5, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Hi Janet, I have stopped using it for now (mostly coz I kept forgetting to use it) and I didn’t notice any difference, as in any lines or lifted skin didn’t suddenly sag or appear overnight. However, I am taking much better care of my skin and am seeing very good results which can’t be 100% attributable to this gadget. I’m not sure if it might work on a surgical scar. It is supposed to help products penetrate more effectively and if that is what you plan for it to do, then it might work. Good luck!

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Annette October 12, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Hi, may i Know what product do you use for your smiling lines? Thank you so much

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Paris B October 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm

At the moment, I use primarily products with high doses of Vitamin C and this Kiehl’s serum helps a lot (review here).

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Want To Believe June 14, 2013 at 2:30 am

Now that you have had the Talika for over a year. How is it working for you? I loved your review of the Clarisonic and I am thinking of getting the Talika but want more convincing. THanks.

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