Wednesday, January 25, 2023

[REVIEW] Murad Correct & Protect Serum Broad Spectrum SPF 45

Sun protection is key when it comes to anti-aging prevention. I used to be a make up kind of girl, and i was obssessed with all the shades available in store. But somehow, upon turning 30, i noticed that im more into bare skin, letting the skin breath rather than puting a thick layer to hide that natural beauty. Thus leading to my topic for today in reviewing the Murad Correct & Protect Serum. I know what youre thinking, is it a serum or a sunscreen? Well, surprise its BOTH! Couldnt resist getting the best skincare thats in the market, and we all know that Murad has a really good history when it comes to providing resultful products. 

A little ice breaker on what the product offers, its a satin smooth serum that consists of 100% mineral SPF which has been clinically proven to visibly correct discoloration and prevent future hyperpigmentation. Consider it as a one step reduction where sunscreen is already applied within the serum. I love the fact that its a serum sunscreen because on days when im indoors, we dont really want to waste good make up and take too much effort on applying suncreen. So this makes an amazing alternative when it comes to correcting and protecting the skin, all in one bottle.

Correcting Feature

The serum contains Carotenoid technology which reflects the UV light that offers the skin that instant glow and acts as a powerful antioxidant to brighten and reduce visible discoloration while the beetroot helps to hydrate the skin. In terms of functionality, its pretty good for daily usage to protect while getting reduction in discoloration on the skin. I can't be too sure about pigmentations, but I would say that it does leave a natural glow over the skin after application

Protecting Feature

Now, I don't think I need to elaborate much on the protecting side, but other than keeping that harsh UV ray away from the skin, it actually offers a broad-spectrum, mineral UV protection that doesn't leave a white cast to offer that natural-looking radiant skin. It has also been clinically tested on Fitzpatrick skin types 1 to 6 as well. So, basically its pretty much the best sunscreen that youre ever need to apply over the skin. 

Texture


In terms of texture, i would have to say that it has a translucent whitish ampoule texture, but as you glide it over your skin, you'd be surprised on how lightweight it is as a sunscreen. Feels like serum, but offers the benefits of sunscreen. Hands down, by far the best 2-in-1 innovation by Murad. I personally enjoy this alot because im going to admit that im very busy, and not going to lie, i may have skipped sunscreen on some days because i dont entirely enjoy the texture. But now with Murad's Correct & Protect, i won't have to worry about sunscreen because its already incorporated into my serum. It's fast absorbing, moisturizing and it keeps the skin hydrated throughout the day pretty well. 

How to use

Just like any other serum, first you cleanse the skin, followed by the toning step. Then just apply your favourite serum and moisturizer, and finally shake the Murad Correct & Protect Serum Broad Spectrum SPF 45 and. apply it over face, neck and chest. But psst, on days that im ultimately lazy, after cleansing and toner, i would just apply this over my skin and im good to go!

Verdict


As a verdict, i would share that its really perfect for those with balanced, oily, combination, dry and sensitive skin and in my case, its not too oily over my combination skin, which i love. If you're looking for a lightweight sunscreen, this would highly be recommended by me. It comes with a hefty price tag, but for the innovation of a serum like a sunscreen, i wouldn't say any other brand would be able to replicate this formula. It's priced at RM358 for a 30ml bottle and can get it from Murad's official website. Do check out the official website below for more info on the product.

Murad

Monday, January 23, 2023

Lumi 22 Super Essence | All-in-Ont Firmer, Younger & Glowing Skin

When it comes to younger-looking skin, it's not all about anti-aging, but it's the magic of reverse-aging skin. I've always thought that prevention is better than cure, but sometimes we overlooked the prevention period and realize that it's too late. Nevertheless, im pretty sure you had those moments to look back to and think, 'oh man, I should have done this/that differently', and I know I had my fair amount of regrets. But now, with the Lumi 22 Super Essence, it will help you boost your confidence in so many expectations. 

You might be wondering what is Lumi 22? Lumi 22 is a Supreme Essence that comes in a sachet that offers more than just collagen benefits. It Brightens, Firms, and reverses your appearance within at least 2 weeks of consumption. I know 14 days is too good to be true, but it has been tested and proven by consumers, and im amazed by the results that I had to give it a go for myself as well. Think dull skin, sagging, pigmentations, dark spots, you name it, Lumi 22 will be the solution to your problems.

Since I was lucky to be present at one of the presentations of Lumi 22, it's apparently an alternative to your regular skincare regime, aesthetics, and plastic surgery to resolve anti-aging skin. To keep it short, it functions as an ultimate anti-aging skin supplement that is 100% natural and contains premium ingredients from France, Switzerland, and Japan. These ingredients have been clinically proven, so I'll be doing a self-test for myself to see how good the results will be. 

To consume, all you need to do is to consume 1 sachet every morning and it will give you brighter, firmer & younger-looking skin from top to toe. Based on research, it has managed to provide a result of 26% skin luminosity & 19% skin firming within 8 weeks of consumption. The key ingredient behind this would be Glutathione and secondary anti-oxidants which are combinations of vitamins and minerals. It also contains apple stem cells and astaxanthin which completes a 4-step function to achieve youthful-looking skin.  The 4 steps would consist of Detoxification, Restoration, Defense, and Rejuvenation of cells.

With the upgraded formulation, it offers Triple Action Skin Firming benefits which include collagen protection, collagen production, and collagen replenishment. Not only that it improves skin elasticity, but it also offers Triple-action Skin brightening as well accompanied by super active ingredients namely skinax2, Cerepon-F, and L-Cysteine for brighter appearing skin. With Lumi 22, you can expect triple skin firming & elasticity and triple action brightening & glowing benefits as it helps you to boost immunity in many aspects.

Being in my 30s, I would say im leading toward the product because it slows down the aging process, while also restoring the liver and detoxifying the body. Did I also mention that it helps support better hair, nail, eye, and overall general health? Talking about this, I would say that it's a great supplement for post-partum mothers as well. I know I've been experiencing bad hair days, and im looking forward to better-looking hair with Lumi 22. 

Lumi 22 14 days challenge!

Here's a before photo of my skin under natural light and I'll be doing a 14 days challenge to find out the difference after consuming Lumi 22. I would say im excited to explore the product and if you're just as excited as me to find out about the results, be sure to come back to this post in 2 weeks as I'll be updating this post on the results after 14 days. Do stay tuned as I'll share you progressive results!

Belltree 

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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Self V-Shape Lifting With SKEYNDOR | Reverse Aging Skin

Not going to lie but turning 30 has gotten to me especially when it comes to double chins. The fact that double chin genetics are pretty standard in my family, and I need to find a solution for this. I've seen my mum going for treatments to make her v-line sharper, but I noticed that it reduced rather than solved the issue most of the time. So with this observation, im taking the safer stage of prevention is always better than cure. Since mine would be considered on the milder side, im so glad to learn about SKEYNDORS  Spain's No 1 Skincare Brand. 

With the presence of over 56 years to date in more than 55 countries, SKEYNDORS has been ranked within the top 15 professional cosmetic brands in the world. With that statement in mind, it sounds really promising when it comes to possible results. The skincare industry itself is competitive, but based on research, did you know that the industry grew by 4% year after year? Now with that, im convinced that SKEYNDORS has been keeping up with consumer needs by providing innovative solutions to people like you and me. 

Global Lift V-Shape Home Care

Global Lift V-Shape Lifting Home Care by SKEYNDOR

I used to be a regular consumer of going to aesthetic clinics for facials, but ever since i became a mom, I wont lie that time is not on my side. Luckily enough, with this innovative Global Lift V-Shape Lifting Home Care by SKEYNDORS  it is now made possible to have a day and night treatment with a lifting effect and firming action to be carried out at home for 15 consecutive days. The set basically is designed for those imperfections that arise around the neck, double chin and neckline areas by improving firmness, elasticity and reducing neck wrinkles. 

Wide spread of Global Lift skincare ranges

Being very familiar with the skincare industry, this by far is the first time I heard about a home skincare range that focuses on the neck, double chin, and neckline area. Apparently as the world leans towards the digital era, we are constantly looking at our mobile devices, which is one of the reasons why our skin starts to sag around the neck area. Based on research, I've been told that with this Global. Lift V-Shape Home Care by SKEYNDORS  reduces wrinkles by 18% and after 3 hours of application, it would make your skin appear 24% firmer and more revitalized. 

ProGEN-in

Honestly can't wait to try the SKEYNDORS

The secret ingredient behind the product is SKEYNDORS very own ingredient, the anti-aging technology 'ProGEN-in'. The kit will offer you three products namely the V-Shape Anti-Gravity Serum, the V-Shape Anti Gravity Cream, and the V-Shape contouring mask. By using all these products together, it offers immediate tightening effect and lifting action, firming action, defining the facial oval, reducing the volume of the double chin, and as well as wrinkles around the area. 

Cleansing skincare regime

I managed to try the texture and its incredibly light weight & moisturizing

Fun fact, our cells start to age as early as 30 years of age, and an early skincare regime, it will aid in prolonging and maintaining our skin's health. On top of that, sagging skin is caused by the lack of beauty and medical treatments to stimulate collagen synthesis. When the loss of collagen is greater than the stimulation of new ones, our skin loses its tightness and youthfulness resulting in sagging skin. 

How to Use

With SKEYNDOR's Global Lift, apply the serum and cream twice a day, every morning and night. To complete the treatment, apply the V-Shape Mask once a week, after using the Serum and before using the cream. Make sure that the mask is well attached to the chin for 20 to 25 minutes of exposure for best results.


 SKEYNDOR products can be purchased online at https://skeyndor.com.my or through their authorized beauty salons. For more information, do check out their official sites below.

SKEYNDOR

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Saturday, January 14, 2023

INTEC Pre-U, Diploma, Professional Accountancy and Short Courses Programmes


Looking for Pre-University Programmes such as Pre-U, Diploma, Professional Accountancy or simply going for a short course to gain certification? INTEC offers you just what you need, where you can Think Future, Think INTEC with its INTEC Shared future programs that they have to offer. INTEC has an excellent reputation when it comes to producing well-rounded graduates and also outstanding professionals. Previously known to be Centre for Preparatory Studies (Pusat Pendidikan Persediaan, PPP) and has now leveled up to equip students with preparation to study overseas. 



INTEC is now a pioneer educational provider for Pre-university studies, Diploma, and Professional Accountancy Programmes which offers both full-time and part-time studies if you'd like to gain an ACCA< FIA, A Level Certification, A-Level German, SACEi, ADTP, CHAB and ICAEW making it your one-stop college to prepare yourself to study overseas. Just to give you some insights, when you study at INTEC, you are eligible to have transfer programs to America, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Newzealand, and the list goes on as they are continuously adding more countries to their list.



Jumping into some faces on their Pre-University Programmes, they actually offer programs such as
A Level, A Level German, SACEi, Japan preparatory, Korea preparatory, American Degree Transfer Program, and more. Their Pre-U education is well known for its universities abroad preparatory programs and also for their full-time courses. More than a thousand students from INTEC Education College has furthered their studies abroad from all corners of the world, making it the ideal location to further your studies if you're planning to study overseas as well. 


For their Diploma programs, on the other hand, you may explore these programs that they have to offer, namely, Diploma in Business Management (DBM), Diploma in Public Management and Governance (DPMG), Diploma in Scientific Halal Practices (DSHP), Diploma in Islamic Finance (DIF) and Diploma in Accounting (DIA). There are fast track diploma programs with full time courses so that you wont waste any precious time. Their Diploma programs are also created to provide scholarships to oprhans and other low-income students through INTEC Shared Future, which gives a chance to everyone to learn and grow through their programs without burning a hole in their wallet. 



Now, if you're looking to further. your studies in Professional Accountancy, here are the programs that they have to offer, The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) (UK), ACCA Foundation in Accountancy (FIA), The Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) for Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) UK and also the Certificate in Finance, Accounting, and Business (CFAB). Students who are looking to study these programs can choose between taking a full-time or part-time course. Their promise would also be to produce quality chartered certified accountants when they graduate. The program has consistently produced world prize winners and achievers, above the world passing rate for professional accountancy programs such as ACCA and ICAEW. 



They also offer Short courses as extra credentials for every student who studies diploma, pre-university & professional accountancy programs in INTEC. Through these courses, you can choose to take an ICDL digital certification course or an English course to further enhance your educational background. INTEC is ideal as it offers global certification of Digital literacy that is widely known. Personally, I find their programs very complete when it comes to education with transfer programs. 

INTEC Malaysia

Friday, January 6, 2023

Virgin Pulp & Pure Cotton Tissues | Carina


Hi guys! It has definitely been a while since I last shared a review. And now being a mom and all, I've been pretty obsessed with finding the right tissue to use at home. To my surprise, I decided to explore Carina, Malaysia's first tissue manufacturer which was established in 2009. The reason why I decided to choose Carina was that I found it interesting that Carina tissues only utilize 100% Virgin Pul and 100% natural pure cotton which pretty much satisfies my consumer needs when it comes to the purest standard of quality. Especially when talking about skin contact with tissue, a zero percent recycling component would be the best kind of tissue to use as it's mild and gentle on the skin. 

Since this is a review, might as well share with you a little introduction to Carina. Carina is basically proudly Malaysian and has been invented to suit the people of SEA where our cuisines, weather, and cultures are pretty much diverse. With the humidity and climate changes in these countries, Carina has designed high-quality tissues that would be useful in terms of convenience, hygiene, and family-friendliness. Not to forget, it's also environmentally friendly as it is soluble in water to protect the environment from harm. In 2023, Carina presents a new concept of sharing a theme of 'We Care, We Love'.

Packaging

Considering this is my first time trying Carina out, here are my thoughts on it. Personally, for the retail price, it's being sold at, the quality is good and it does what it's supposed to do. Carina tissues offer a wide range offering different sizes, small & big packaging, to suit your needs. Being in a family, obviously my go-to would be the bigger packages cause I have more people living in the house. Don't get me started on the amount of tissue we use when it comes to kids. In terms of packaging, I love the subtle shade of purple that pretty much suits the aesthetics of my home, don't you think? 

On-the-go tissues


As on-the-go tissues, Carina offers the Handkerchief Tissue and the Carina Wallet tissue which is convenient to bring around no matter where you go. The beauty of these travel-friendly sizes would be that you can easily slide them into your pocket or slide them in your hand bag so that you'll have tissues when you need them. I leave these travel-sized tissues everywhere around the house, the car, and basically in all my bags as well, because having a tissue in your bag no matter where you go, will always come in handy.

Health & Beauty Care

Regarding hygiene, Carina also has a good range of products that would suit use for hygiene purposes such as wet wipes, facial cotton, cotton bud, and cotton wool. But the highlight to me would be the Carina Wet Wipes because they are mild and gentle, making them suitable for cleaning and disinfecting to remove dirt or liquid from skin other than surfaces as well. The Carina Cotton range on the other hand is naturally durable, soft, absorbent, and gentle making it perfect to use for skin and even for baby care too! Being a mom, you can never have enough cotton in your life when it comes to diaper changing. 

Kitchen Care



Since I cook pretty often at home now, Carina also offers Kitchenware Tissue that comes in handy when cleaning kitchen surfaces and appliances. I had an incident of oil spill on the counter top and I would highlight that the absorption of the tissue is very impressive considering it left my countertop clean, shiny, and scratch-free. What more can you ask for when it comes to Kitchen Towels?   

Toiletries

And how can I forget the bathroom rolls in the bathroom? I'm pretty sure that you're aware that they are brands that offer 2-ply and 3-ply, but Carina's Bathroom tissues offer 3-plies tissues that offer more strength and are soft to use. As you can see in the close-up, the texture is pretty thick, making it perfect for toilet usage. Rest assured tested and approved, I would really recommend Carina as your toilet tissue as the quality balances out pretty well with the retail price. 

Conclusion

All in all, i would have to say that when it comes to tissue usage, especially for those who prefer gentler types of tissues, Carina is highly recommended by me. Being a Malaysian, considering that its also a Malaysian brand, there's no doubt that it would be my go-to tissue to also boost our economic placement as well for the country. Gotta say that when it comes to pure cotton, and virgin pulp, expect nothing less from Carina. I am aware that now we are using a lot of recycled options in the market, but considering im using it mostly for family and kids, I prioritize what's best for my family. 

In case you're wondering where you can get Carina products, they are conveniently available online and offline depending on your shopping preferences. I got mine from Aeon Big, but they are also available in Aeon Wellness, Econsave, Mydin, NSK, Hot mart, and selected pharmacies. Alternatively, if you like your shopping to be online, you can purchase it from their official e-commerce platforms via Shopee and Lazada.

Review & Win CONTEST ALERT! 

Also contest alert, if you love contests, why not stand a chance to win 3 months of Household Supplies from Carina! The mechanics are pretty simple, as long as you purchase ANY CARINA series, and share your thoughts on the brand through Facebook, Instagram, or Tiktok, you'd be in the running to win! The contest will be running from now till 30th April 2023. Below are the steps to join: 

1. Upload a Photo/Video Review of your experience with ANY CARINA series product on Facebook/Instagram/ Tiktok

2. Tell us why you would recommend it & tag @CARINA official Facebook / Instagram / Tiktok

3. Hashtags #MYCarina #WeCareWeLove (remember set post to public).

So what are you waiting for? Join this contest cause who knows, you might be the lucky winner among the 300 winners that CARINA will be choosing. Good luck and all the best! 

Terms & Conditions:
  • 300 Best Reviewers will be selected to WIN 3 Months Carina Household Supplies worth RM150 We will screenshot the winner's post and re-post on our Facebook page start from Feb 2023. Please stay tuned!
  • The gift is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes. We reserve the right to modify and amend the terms and conditions without prior notice.
  • Receipts MUST be shown in order to claim the prizes.
  • Each winner is only valid to claim once, same Name & Purchase receipt are not allowed.
  • The purchase receipt is valid from 1st Jan 2023- 31st April 2023 only.
  • The cash voucher worth RM150 is for purchasing CARINA products only, each RM50 cash voucher only valid for 1 month. 
  • Carina reserves the right to modify and amend the terms and conditions without prior notice.