Katelyn Tan | A Singapore Beauty, Travel and Lifestyle Blogger

Katelyn's Skin Evolution with IDS Skincare #1

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Many of you have been asking me why I changed from DRx Clinic to IDS Clinic so here is the answer...

All of you should have found out that DRx clinic had a change of hands since I blogged about it in my IDS clinic opening blogpost. Strangely and sadly enough, DRx products stopped working for my skin at the start of year 2014. My skin started turning very dry and pimples were popping like nobody's business. The management finally arranged a consultation for me at DRx in February and prescribed me medicine however my skin condition never did become better :( I know some of you might think that I am typing this just cause I wanted to change clinic. But no, I got photo evidence of it!

My skin in Nov 2013 (#7) vs Feb 2014 (#9)
I didn't use photo from post #8 cause the photos weren't sharp enough.
My pimples were breaking out non-stop and they weren't healing fast enough.
And trust me, the breakout did not end here.

While I was emo-ing about my horrible skin condition, I received an invitation to IDS Clinic's official opening. Though I was not sponsored by IDS Clinic, I attended the opening to support Dr SK Tan! At the opening we were all given two products to try, C+ and S2 Sunscreen. I realized C+ made my skin smoother and S2 not only protected my skin from the sun but also helped controlled my oily skin (full review of IDS C+ and S2). I love their products to the extent that I was willing to pay to have my skin treated by IDS Clinic. I've mentioned many times that my friend's acne problem was treated by Dr SK Tan, so the more I wanted to give the IDS Clinic a try!

Luckily IDS clinic has lots of windows (and therefore, natural sunlight) around. With all the lightings around, my photos turned out to be somewhat decent =P

Photo above taken at the waiting area. Same as any other clinic, if you a new customer, you will have to fill up a form with your particulars. For IDS clinic, after the form is filled up, you will be brought to the photo room to have photos of your face taken using a machine. Dr SK Tan started doing this from the time he was with DRx hence Drx do take photos too. Btw, Photos are private and confidential. It's purely for the doctor's record, so that he can keep track of your skin condition. After the photos are taken, it's time to see the doctor! Dr Tan has this super professional glasses for him to look at our skin up close! He examined my skin and prescribed me a new set of products to save my skin! Lastly, you will be brought to another room where the nurse will teach you how to use the products ;)

Ta-dah! My new set of products! No cleanser yet cause the one that I need is not in yet at the time I was there, it should be in now though. So I have been living without an IDS cleanser but... their other products work so well even without a cleanser! Before and after photos at the end of this post ;) I bet the results would be even better with their cleanser in the regime.

Those who follow me on instagram should have seen this photo. Took it while doing a video for IDS clinic. It will be a video about IDS Skincare products. Will most likely have it up in my next post! So keep a look out for it k? :)

Those who read my IDS Opening blog post would know that I have been raving so much about their sunscreen! After using other products, there is another new love (still loving the sunscreen though). It's their SPOT treatment! Firstly, the packaging is so cute - a syringe. Secondly (and most importantly), my pimples flattened/shrank overnight! Even those huge ass ones got flattened in two days! Lastly, it is formulated with a BB cream-like base and helps conceal blemishes! Everyday I wake up thinking that I have awesome skin all thanks to this product hahahas. But seriously, it's really useful for me cause I always go out barefaced! Treat my pimples overnight plus able to conceal my blemishes in the day, of course it has to be my new favorite product right? =P

Here are the before (22nd March) and after (12th April) photos!
A 3 weeks comparison. Photos taken barefaced, do not even have any bit of skincare on.
Sorry my hair is in a mess lols. Taken in the morning after I washed up.
That's the only time I have no skincare products applied on my face!
Anyways as you can see, the pimples all got flattened. What's left are the marks :(
I still have new pimples popping out, but lesser than before!
Thank you IDS Clinic for saving my skin! ♥

20 comments:

  1. Comparing IDS and DRX which will be worth and which is more pricey? I do understand that bloggers would prefer to be sponsored but I hope you are not lying to your readers because you are sponsored!

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    1. Hello, price wise both are similar. But IDS products are made with more potent ingredients (more effective), so they are definitely more worth it. Plus with all the on-going introductory promo now, it's definitely way cheaper than going to DRx clinic.

      Yupps indeed most would prefer the ones that they are sponsored. However, you must consider the fact that we do choose who we want to get sponsored by as well. For my case I got to chose between DRx and IDS clinic and I chose IDS clinic in the end ;) So no lies at all. My reviews are 100% honest as mentioned in my disclaimer :)

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  2. amazing results. That's incredible, but I'm very happy for you. There is always a solution. Well done.
    xxx
    mari

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  3. Wow thats a very thorough skincare regimen!! I love how action oriented their target strengths are

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  4. You skin looks so much clearer afterwards. You can really see a difference.

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  5. Having a skincare regimen would really benefit your skin. Nice results! :-)

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  6. Hi Kateyln, how's the effect of the laser that you did at DRX? How long does the effect last? Is your skin smooth up until now?

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    1. Hellos, hmm still rather smooth I guess (I believe it's cause I'm currently using IDS C+). But I got quite a bit of breakouts lately so there are currently new bumps and hyperpigmentations.

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  7. You mean after 12th April(based on that date adn th epic above, your skin has cleared significantly)? I've been contemplating on going through laser treatment cos my skin is horrible (clogged pores and acne marks) but i'm just afraid that it will not be worth the money. Do you have any advice? Thank you so much!

    Btw,i just came across your blog and i'm lovin it! =)

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    1. Yupps cause those pimples left new bumps and hyperpigmentation. Though they are healed, the hyper pigmentation will take some time to go away :(

      Hmmm I won't be able to recommend you what to do cause I'm not a professional in this field too. I get all my advices from Dr. S.K Tan. Since IDS clinic is currently giving free consultation (if you quote my name), maybe you can book an appointment at IDS clinic with him? He will be able to give you the best advice ;)

      Thank you :) Glad that you love the posts. Hope they are useful to you!

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  8. Hello!

    May I know when will the promotion (10% discount) end?
    Interested in changing to IDS (I'm a DRx user too) and its quite a pity since I booked late and got the last day for free consultation. Hopefully the 10% discount last till then!

    Thank you. :)

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    1. Hello Christina,
      I'm not sure when the 10% discount would end too. Maybe you can give the clinic a call?

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  9. Hi,
    can i know roughly how much is the total for all the products you have got? and the individual price for each of them. thnks!

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    1. Hello,

      The total cost for all my products is $630+ excluding gst I think. The products include a cleanser, an oil-free moisturizer and everything shown in the photo in the post.

      I'm not sure if I can list every single price. I will check with the marketing team. If I am allowed to post the prices, I will include it in the product review post which I am doing next.

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  10. Hi,

    I find that the spot it's not user friendly. Just use for 10 days only nothing come out when I press. I had to open up the long tube, still alot inside.

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    1. Hello,

      Maybe you can bring it back to the clinic, show your therapist and see what they say? Hope it helps :)

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  11. It's ok, I will just continue to use until finish.

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  12. Hi,

    IDS clinic in-house promo ( 10% off their products) still available?

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    1. Hello, yupps it is still on-going :)

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