Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Everday is V-day with Lactacyd


Sup guys (I mean ladies)! With Valentine's day just around the corner, isn't it great to know that Lactacyd has your back? Other than that one special day on Valentines Day, we also have the rest of our days celebrating V-day. And by V-day, I mean your miss Vajayjay. Surprised you didn't I? Haha. Well, on a personal health note, I think this is a great topic to talk about during Valentine's day cause other than emotionally feeling loved, I think its highly necessary to show yourself what its like to be showered with love (especially when in the shower)! No kinky thoughts! Im talking about hygiene and health.


So ever since I was a teenager, Lactacyd has been one of my first ever feminine wash that has been introduced to me, and I always had a premium impression on the brand since I started using it. Now, it's great to know that Lactacyd is encouraging all Malaysian women to show a little self-love this Valentines Day because we as women, deserve it! Currently on going with a campaign themed ‘Be The Best You on V Day’, its time to really bring that inner confidence out, especially on Valentine's day.


And in case you haven't heard, from just one range, Lactacyd now presents to you 4 more variants to keep a look out for to suit different lifestyles of women. And gurl, im tellin ya I need all of them for different occasions! #nokid. The 4 features feminine Hygiene, All day Fresh, Soft & Silky and White Intimate which is pretty clear on what it focuses on. And today, im happy to share with you that V-day isn't just about Valentine's day but its also about loving yourself. Loving yourself first is actually the best love you can give to anyone else.


Present during this special occasion, we had 3 amazing women, Datuk Dr. Nor Ashikin Mokhtar, an obstetrics and gynecology specialist, Weena Marcus who is Miss Tourism Malaysia 2009/2010, and Juanita Ramayah, former HITZ radion host and current TV host sharing their personal thoughts on personal hygiene. I believe one of the most important tips they shared was that it's not good to entirely wash your vajayjay with normal soap. With Lactacyd, it generally helps to maintain the ecosystem balance and at the same time protects your vagina from being exposed to unnecessary bacteria.



That's not all we did! Blessed to be able to be present, we also had a moment to express self-love by creating our own 'Loving Me Basket'. If you know me well, you'd know im a sucker over flowers! With a seasoned florist being present, we were guided by the florist on how to make our own bouquet of flowers accompanied by Lactacyd products. As a first timer, I'd think I did pretty well in decorating my basket right?



Well, that's enough sharing for the day. I hope you know that it's very important to take care of your miss V as it plays a huge role in protecting your health. For your information, Lactacyd contains lactic acid that helps maintain the PH balance of your V. So stop washing it with tap water and start giving it a little extra love. Trust me, with a healthy V, you'd be a healthier you! Feel great and boost your confidence with Lactacyd. Also, be sure to follow their official social sites as i heard that they will be running a 'Be The Best You on V Day' campaign throughout the month of February 2019.

LACTACYD
#BeTheBestYouonVDay #LactacydVLoveYou

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Science On Skin | UV Porcelain+ - Review after 1 month of consuming


With high-tech technology taking over the era, even beauty has taken their skills up a notch. When we talk about youth, its all about preventing wrinkles from forming on the skin, and what better way than to prevent wrinkles by applying sunblock daily. As a beauty enthusiast, it's definite that UV rays are the cause of wrinkles as they cause the skin to age faster than it should. Moving forward to a more revolutionary of inner sunblock, Science on Skin has launched the SOS UV Porcelain+ 'inner sunblock' skincare supplement.


Just for the record, before I got the hold of this for myself, I saw good reviews on this by a few of my friends who have tried this when they launched in Malaysia earlier in 2018. And when I met them in person, I do see that their skin has improved showing radiance, smoother texture, firmness and of course reduction of pigmentation. If you have been following me through my beauty diary, you would know that my main concern has always been pigmentation (since im always out in the sun), which led me to be very interested in SOS UV Porcelain+ to give my skin and body extra protection.

SOS UV PORCELAIN+


The first thing that came into my mind when I first heard about it was 'what is SOS UV Porcelain+'? Well, to answer your question, its a breakthrough in skincare technology offering oral skin supplements with its triple action formulation for broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection as well as stimulation of collagen, elastin production, and skin brightening and whitening. A little skeptical at first, but after going through some thought about it, the best way has always been from within. And yes, I mean by the food we consume, your body fitness and consider this supplement as a booster to give your body that extra boost in protection.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS


Going into more details on SOS UV Porcelain+, I also got a little curious about what ingredients and if they are safe. After doing a little digging, rest assured that the active ingredients of SOS UV Porcelain+ are encapsulated in quality modified release capsules and are under strict control of the US FDA ensuring that proper transport of valuable ingredients through the stomach is being absorbed by the body. Consider it more of a simplified diet, say instead of eating 50 tomatoes in a day, it has been simplified into a single 750mg capsule to consume daily.

BENEFITS 


The ultimate benefit that I look forward to from SOS UV Porcelain+ would be that it blocks off harmful UV rays and provides broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection making it a great defense for my body to acknowledge on especially when im always loving the sun. It also claims to reduce sun sensitivity and lightens and brightens overall skin tone for a luminous, glowing complexion. Its Manufactured in the USA and Certified by US FDA to reassure to you once again that it has been tested and definitely safe to consume.

REVIEW



So just a short hands-on review, I got myself a box which contained 30 capsules packaged in individual blisters and every morning before breakfast, I would usually take one capsule and apply sunblock just before being exposed to the sun. For the first 2 weeks, I didn't see much difference other than seeing my skin scars getting lighter but moving forward to the 3rd and 4th week is where I started to see a huge difference. Other than seeing some of my pigmentations looking less obvious, my skin complexion was amazing. It was bouncier, smoother and has made my skin tone look more even.

VERDICT


As a verdict, I would have to say that its an amazing supplement to consider if you want to focus on keeping your skin look healthy. In terms of repurchasing, I would have to comment that its a little pricey when a box of SOS UV Porcelain+ cost RM429 to last you a month, but I would definitely opt for this rather than those unsafe whitening injection that has yet to be verified as legal in Malaysia. I wanted to add my before photo, but give me a while to hunt for that photo and you'll definitely see the difference. Hehe


Science On Skin

Saturday, January 12, 2019

[REVIEW] Get milked with Althea's Milk Peel Cream Mask

The Milk Peel Cream Mask
I know what you're thinking cause I had the same thought! Have you ever thought of milk as your face mask? Althea has taken masking to a whole new level by launching the Milk Peel Cream Mask. If you check out the site, it claims that this mask would hydrate your skin almost effortlessly. It contains AHA and BHA extracts making it gentle enough for the skin while exfoliating effectively from clay to whipped cream lather. I was immediately SOLD when I found out that the Milk Peel Cream Mask would foam up when in contact with skin. Skincare is so high tech now man! Enough chit chat lets get into details of my review on the Milk Peel Cream Mask.

Minimalist packaging
So when I got this from a box, I realized that it came in a very cute minimalist packaging which clearly states what you need to know about the product. The highlight of it to me was that it's a soft peeling mask which I don't commonly see in stores promoting. It comes in a pump bottle which looks super cute on your toilet shelf, and it comes with a cover so that you can keep your content clean and hygienic. Each bottle contains 50ml, which I believe would be good enough to last you roughly a month or two depending on how frequent your usage is.

Milk Peel Cream Mask

Comes in a pump bottle
Has a creamy texture when applied
After 20 seconds, bubbles start to foam
The texture is pretty interesting I would have to say. When pumping out the content, it has like this clay-like texture, but after about 10-15 seconds, the clay texture would turn into bubbly foams when in contact with skin. This is by far the coolest mask I've ever tried, and it honestly gets me really excited each time I need to get myself a masking session. Once it foams up, it's very easy to wash it off with water which gives it an extra bonus point since normal clay mask can be a little tedious to remove.

How to use

Just apply it on skin and leave it on for 30-60 seconds
To use this is super simple. First dampen your skin evenly and apply an even layer onto the skin, massaging the mask all over your face till rich lather forms. Leave it on for 30-60 seconds before rinsing away with warm water, and you're done! Giving your skin a deeper cleansing experience has never been easier. I love how my skin feels moisturized after cleansing, and I do also not
ice that my pores were less obvious after washing off the residue of the mask.

The experience 

It will then foam up with bubbles
Give your face a good massage (as if cleansing your face)
Then wash it off and pat face dry
I have combination oily skin, so scrubs with beads are a big no-no cause I would eventually breakout like mad! I tried this and I find this very gentle on the skin. After cleansing of the cream, you'd be surprised that your skin is as soft as a baby's bottom. No kidding! I personally use this twice a week, and I realized that my skin looked so much healthier and cleaner. Some mask can be too strong for my skin, but the Milk Peel Cream Mask, on the other hand, cleanses while moisturizing and revitalizing the skin effortlessly.

VERDICT

First time experiencing a different masking sensation, and i LOVE it!


My overall thoughts on the Althea Milk Peel Cream is that it's really impressive on what they have come up. At only RM36 per bottle, I would say that the price is really affordable considering that it helped my skin maintain its hydration level. If you don't like harsh particles in your skincare, this would be your alternative to gently exfoliate away dead skin cells. If your main concern would be blocked pores, well, this is what you need to complete your skin regime as it detoxifies and pulls out impurities from the pores.

Friday, January 11, 2019

[REVIEW] DR GLAMOGENIC | Dynamic Brightening Mask

Introducing the Dr. Glamogenic Dynamic Brightening Mask
I believe that all of the beauty enthusiasts out there has a go-to mask when your skin needs a little more extra lovin. And today, I someone got hold of the Dr. Glamogenic Dynamic Brightening Mask to give a go, and since I have some spare time to share with you on my masking experience, here's my review on the Dr. Galmogenic Dynamic Brightening Mask. But before I get into details let me share with you some deets on Dr. Glamogenic. The brand originally marketed in Australia and has a vision of offering skin care products that give results. Since its now available in Malaysia, I can't wait to give this a go, so let's skip to the review

Dr. Glamogenic | Dynamic Brightening Mask

There are 5 pieces of individually wrapped sheets in each box
The Dynamic Brightening Mask claims to contain hydrating ingredients which would plump the skin while improving skin radiance appearance. It also claims to contain moisture that will keep your skin moisture level well balanced to give your skin a younger look.  Each box of the Dr. Glamogenic Dynamic Brightening Mask contains 5 individual sheets soaked in 22g of brightening essence. The reason behind dull skin is usually due to building up of dead skin cells on our skin surface, which clogs the pores and prevent them from breathing. So be sure to cleanse well and mask ocassionally to ensure that your skin looks well taken care of.

Review

Here's my little review on the Dynamic Brightening Mask by Dr. Glamogenic
The sheet is super moisturized in creamy essence
The sheet has a very strong non-stretchy texture
Since this is my first time trying this mask on, I love how they include special features on the mask on each pack. Going into more details of the product, it had a really creamy texture which is also very moisturizing at the same time. I unfolded the mask and placed it on my face and realized that its a perfect fit for Asian sized faces. Sometimes mask can be pretty annoying when it's too large, but there's something about the texture of the mask that makes the mask pretty sturdy and doesn't stretch out when applied to the face.

Fits nicely on Asian sized faces
Leave on for 15-20 minutes
According to the directions on usage, it would be recommended to use this after cleansing and application of toner, then followed by a piece of the mask on the face avoiding the eye and lip area. Leave the mask on for about 15 to 20 minutes then spread the remaining essence all over the face while dabbing the skin lightly until the essence is fully absorbed. To enhance the experience, you may also leave the mask in the fridge for a more cooling experience to close up pores after cleansing.

Benefits

After 20 minutes, the skin looks instantly brighter
In case you're wondering the benefits of this mask other than just brightening, it also contains exfoliating ingredients to unveil softer skin. It is also totally safe as its made with natural ingredients and essential oils, thus brightening the skin internally while restoring your natural radiance. After removing the mask, I did notice that my skin was more bouncy and moisturized too!

Verdict

Not only that it's brighter, but it's also moisturizing and calming too!
As a verdict, despite being my first time hearing about the brand coming into Malaysia, im pretty impressed that it beats your average drugstore mask. Im not sure if its cause it contains natural ingredients, or cause the essence is creamy, but it works for my skin, so I have nothing bad to say about the mask I tried. Usually, im not a fan of brightening mask cause the common ones can be a little too drying for my skin, but this had like a 3-in-1 benefit for me as it brightens, exfoliates and moisturizes my skin. What more can you really ask for from a mask? Im pretty happy that it does justice, and I hope it would be more available in our local pharmacies or drugstore.

Comfortable texture and does not agitate the skin. 
Before and After results where skin looks more enhanced and moisturised
Since they are very new, these are only available at their office in the Pavillion Tower where you may get yourself the product from their office, or get yourself a meeting with their experts for more advice on what products that would suit your skin. I can actually see potential in the brand, and trust me I am saying this as a non-bias writer. Its made in Korea, Licensed in Australia and now available in Malaysia! Feel free to leave me a comment if you may have any other inquiries.

Distributed by Qurlivka Southeast Asia ( Malaysia ) Sdn Bhd
Level 16, The Pavilion Tower, Jalan Raja Chulan, 
52200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : +603 - 61519198

Monday, December 31, 2018

[REVIEW] Ainaa Cleanser & Serum



I know I rarely talk about local products, but when I do, its worth the shout out! Today I'll be sharing with you a recent discovery, featuring Ainaa Cleanser and Ainaa Serum as they've been getting pretty good feedbacks from Malaysians who are suffering from serious acne problems. Somehow on my social media, I see Malaysians talking about how good Ainaa Cleanser and Serum has been, and I've been so eager to try it out myself! Been going through really bad breakouts over the past few weeks before the wedding day and finally, i have some time to pamper myself by giving my skin a little more attention. In today's blog post, I'll be sharing with you a review on Ainaa Cleanser and Ainaa Serum after about 3 weeks of using it. 

PACKAGING


Let's take a moment to appreciate the packaging first, shall we? It comes in a white box with shiny gold borders and I always appreciate packages that include the list of ingredients, the benefits, and the directions on how to use. Im also proud to say that it's a Malaysian product as it states that its "Made in Malaysia". They are also KKM Registered making it a safe product to use approved by the health organization of Malaysia. And it also has an expiry date listed on the box too! I always like expiry dates on skincare products so that I know when to use them by. hehe.

AINAA CLEANSER



Going straight into details, let's talk about the Ainaa Cleanser 2 in 1 purifying cleansing gel. Despite being a cleanser that also removes makeup, I would not recommend you to skip your daily make up remover routine, but its always good to have a cleanser that removes makeup residue from your skin. The cleanser is formulated with balance pH levels and is free from harmful chemicals giving it extra bonus points! It also comes in a really unique pump bottle which also ensures that the content is not exposed to keep the content fresh. 



Moving on to the texture, the gel is transparent, and when in contact with water, it does not foam up as much possibly because its paraben free. I don't fancy gel cleanser as much, but I find the Ainaa Cleanser pretty impressive when it comes to cleansing. After rinsing the gel off my face, somehow my skin feels refreshed, cleansed and most importantly, it also feels moisturized! Did you know that gel cleansers are well know to eliminate oily surfaces and acne causing bacteria by giving the skin a deeper cleanse? So if your concerns are deep stubborn acne, this cleanser might just do the trick to unclogged clogged pores.

It comes in a 50ml pump bottle and I would say that its good enough to last you for about a month. Each Ainaa Cleanser would cost you RM45 (West Malaysia) and RM49 (East Malaysia) which is a fair price considering that it works! After using this for 3 weeks, I noticed that my skin looks bouncier and when it comes to maintenance, it's pretty easy to maintain my skin with the Ainaa Cleanser. No breakouts and it cleanses without drying my skin. YAY! 

AINAA SERUM




Next would be the Ainaa Serum which apparently is the highlight of their skincare range according to many Malaysian that I see on social media. Other than giving your skin nutrients that it needs, it also encourages new cell growth which also means that it would help your skin recover in a shorter period of time. Formulated with selected hydrating ingredients, it has been specialized to eliminate acne while keeping the skin moisturized. It also claims to remove dark pigmentation spots, but as of now, I don't see much difference targetting my pigmentation. On a side note, it does make my face noticeably brighter and younger, and I have no complaints. Hehe.



The texture for the serum is almost similar to the Ainaa Cleanser, but when applied to the skin, it feels a little rough and sticky to glide onto the skin. Not a huge fan of the texture, but it sets the skin pretty well without the need of primer before applying to make up. Hehe. I had a specific acne infected area on my face, and after 3 weeks of using this, my acne is gone (except for very slight marks which would disappear in time). It's no wonder that Malaysians are going crazy over the serum. 


The serum comes in a 15ml pump bottle and honestly speaking, I use this on alternate days in which I will use another serum on one day, and then the Ainaa Serum on the following day. Its a little small in packaging, but for something that works, I find it precious. Each Ainaa Serum would cost you RM65 (West Malaysia) and RM69 (East Malaysia). A little on the higher side, but you want a serum that helps to reduce your acne without drying out the skin, this is worth the shot. Tried and tested, and I can say that it works like a charm

VERDICT



As a verdict, I would have to say that the combination works well together on my combination skin and for RM110 for the Ainaa Cleanser and Ainaa Serum, it's a fair amount to pay for considering that it works. The extra points that make the Ainaa Skincare range special are that its 100% paraben free, sulfate-free and mineral oil free which guarantees that it does not harm the skin. My experience after using this for 3 weeks has been pleasant since I experienced no breakouts, my previous breakouts recovered and I got my skin to be smooth again! Im just happy that my skin is smoother now, and i would definitely recommend you to try this for yourself! Im not at all bias to the brand, but as long as it does what its suppose to do, Sara approves. (inserts thumbs up here) 

AINAA | NSA Beau