Thursday, February 21, 2019

[REVIEW] First DPL (Dynamic Pulsed Light) treatment at Wax Candy


Oh boy, it has been such a busy year this year. From prepping myself to smoothly merge into 2019 to planning like mad for my upcoming reception by the end of January 2019. Finally got some time to settle down, and im enjoying my weekend today by sharing with you my recent experience of going through the Dynamic Pulsed Light (DPL) treatment at Wax Candy for the first time! You might have heard of IPL, but let me just share with you that DPL is the latest technology of combining IPL and Lase power for a semi-permanent form of hair reduction. So, if you're here to read about my review on DPL, please scroll below to find out more!

WAX CANDY


My chosen DPL location this time around would be the Wax Candy as I've heard so many good reviews on their services. Other than maintaining optimum hygiene, their after service has been well known to be good too! Established in 2016, they have revolved around "hygiene lifestyle" and has ever since aims to ease your mind when visiting their wax bar. You might have noticed that there's a bear as their logo which got me a little curious, and to my surprise, it actually resembles their concept of 'from bear to bare'. That amused me a little cause I thought it was really cute!

WHAT IS DPL?


You may know that DPL stands for Dynamic Pulsed Light, but how does it work when it comes ro semi-permanently removing hair? Slightly similar to IPL, except better, the method uses laser light converted to heat energy, where the head energy will loosen the hair and disable the follicles for future hair growth.  And if you are tired of shaving/plucking/waxing every once in a while, good news cause the DPL claims to permanently give hair reduction results by 70-85%!

BENEFITS OF DPL


You might be hesitant to do DPL if you're used to waxing, so I took the time to do a little research on what makes DPL way better than waxing/shaving. The benefits are that the treatments are quick since its a laser hair removal treatment, you will definitely save more in the long run especially when your hair reduces its growth period, it last longer than when you shave, and it can eliminate and prevent ingrown hairs! In my overall opinion, I was already convinced that it reduces my time of needing to wax every now and then. I was told that the DPL would require fewer treatments than shaving. For example, if you shave every 2 weeks, with the DPL, you would only need to go once every 6 weeks, PLUS it reduces your hair growth which eventually leads to lesser maintenance on unwanted hair.


THE EXPERIENCE

Believe it or not, the whole treatment only took me less than 10 minutes and my underarms were instantly hairless! They brought me to a private room where they had a high bed for me to lie onto, while my beautician passed me a towel to just cover my upper part of my body when I take my top off. So once you're ready, your beautician would assist in shaving your underarm hair first as its required, then apply very cold gel to your underarm before exposing it to the DPL machine.


The DPL machine had this metallic tip in which it will flash really bright lights, so they gave me this light protecting spectacles to protect my eyes during the treatment. To be honest, throughout the whole treatment, I was told that some would feel that its like ant bites, but since my hair around my underarm is not that thick, it really felt like nothing. It was quick, easy and painless if you ask for my thoughts. And that's it! The beautician told me that once my hair grows again, it would definitely fall out since I did the DPL treatment.

VERDICT



As a verdict, I would have to say that Candy Wax, The Waxing Bar was a pleasant experience as my first choice to go for a DPL treatment. On a personal note, I would advise you to take their package if you would like to maximize the DPL treatment at a more reasonable rate as if you take individual sessions, then just underarm would cost you RM329/per session. Despite being a little on the higher price range, I would say that it is worth it especially when it saves you time, with less worries and with long term results, that does not require you to frequently shave/wax anymore. Hehe.




Also before I forget, if there are any men out there who might want to be hairless too, Candy Wax offers full body waxing and DPL for men too. Though, this would require bookings in advance as they have specified beauticians to handle the treatment for the males. Currently growing strong with 2 outlets now, be sure to take time to visit their outlet and see what treatments they have to offer, I promise you that you would not regret! For more details, you may also check out their social pages below.

Wax Candy

Taman Desa Outlet 
Lot 115A First Floor, Podium Block, 
Faber Towers, Jalan Desa Bahagia, 
Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur
T: +603 7971 9999 / +603 7972 1999

Damansara Utama Outlet
67M, Jalan SS21/37, 
Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya, 
Selangor
T: +603 7722 5277

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Mamonde includes Multi Vitamins In Your Skincare

Did you know that our body needs 13 types of vitamins to function optimally and they include Vitamin A, various B vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Vitamin K. With each of these vitamins having multiple roles in keeping your body healthy, they derive from various sources including plants, animal sources and supplements.

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Vitamin A and E for example are strong antioxidants that protect the immune system. Apart from that, Vitamin A helps with vision, bone growth and cell functions while Vitamin E’s multiple functions among them include nourishing and protecting the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin C, the most common vitamin to most of us are found in fruits and vegetables. It is an important vitamin for our skin, bones and connective tissue as it promotes healing and helps the body absorb iron. Each of these vitamins have a role to play in keeping the largest organ of our body which is the skin - healthy.


While we know the importance of these vitamins to our body, most of us can’t get enough of all these vitamins due to the fast-paced lifestyle and the consumption of fast food in our diet. We would therefore need to supplement the intake of vitamins from our food. And guys, i legit take this seriously! Like when you think about munching on junk food, why not munch on carrots or apples as a substitute? 

SKINCARE VITAMINS? YES! 

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Cosmetic brands such as Mamonde has recently added multivitamins into their skincare line. Do they work? And why do we need multivitamins in our skincare? I got a little curious myself, and decided to explore a little in understanding if multivitamin skincare plays the part.


Scientific studies have shown that nutrients in the body are first absorbed by the most vital organs such as the heart, liver, brain, kidneys, etc before it reaches the skin. Therefore, if your intake of vitamins are insufficient, your skin may not reap the benefits of the vitamin intake. As such cosmetics companies have begun introducing skincare solutions with added vitamins into skincare products to promote faster absorption of vitamins into our skin. Among common vitamins that are used in skincare products and their benefits are:

Vitamin A: Helps alleviate fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation

Vitamin B: Helps prevent Acne and Eczema

Vitamin C: Helps prevent Age Spots and skin pigmentation

Vitamin E: Helps reduce sebum production and reduce inflammation

Vitamin K: Helps prevent dark eye circles and dark spots


Mamonde’s Vital Vitamin Essence and Vital Vitamin Cream which was recently introduced to the market is the first of its kind that uses multivitamins. It contains Bitter Orange Flower extract as well as six different kinds of vitamins including vitamin B3, C, F, E and P to moisturize, brighten, and revitalize the skin with their antioxidant properties. Mamonde’s Vital Vitamin line is unique also because of the added vitamin P which is rarely added into skincare products. Vitamin P is a flavonoid, which can be described as an extremely concentrated antioxidant molecules which not only help with relieving skin stress and enhancing collagen production, but it also increases the potency of Vitamin C when applied to the skin. Layer the Vital Vitamin Essence after applying toner and follow up with the Vital Vitamin Cream to lock in moisture for the ultimate vitamin blend to moisturize and nourish your skin.


Follow a good skincare routine, provide your body with the essential vitamins it needs daily, eat a balanced diet, drink sufficient water daily and use multivitamin skincare products such as the Mamonde Vital Vitamin line and you can be assured of a healthy glowing skin just like the “glass skin” as seen on your favourite K-Pop stars.

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