Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Review: MVO Rose & Neroli Anti Aging Body Oil

MVO Anti-Aging Body Oil ( Rose & Neroli ) 60ml USD 36

I have been a fan of body oils since last year and it never fails to give me smooth, supple skin every time. I have used Weleda and currently using my DIY body oil, which I love because it is equally as good and cheap too!

Last year, during my MVO hauls, I bought a bottle of their Rose and Neroli body oil mainly because I need to hit the 'free shipping' minimum. I guess it's fine because I use body oils everyday. This one would be considered a 'luxury' for me cos this the most expensive body oil I've purchase to date.

Continue to read the rest of the post to know if this performs as good as my DIY body oil...

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Have a Happy Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and I did this little gifts for my clients. I love this Vintage Tin Box and since it's under the theme 'vintage', I added all the old goodies we ate when we were little like the rabbit sweets, lemon drops and haw flakes as snacks. My clients love it! Brings back all the fond memories.

Before I end this short post, I would like to wish all my readers " Have a blessed Chinese New Year"!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Review: Eucerin DermatoClean Mild Cleansing Milk

Eucerin DermatoClean Mild Cleansing Milk 200ml MYR 35.90 ( Sale Price )
Normal Price MYR 43.90

I started using cleansing milk since mid April last year and found it pretty good for my dry skin type. I do have my share of ups and downs while trying out new cleansers. I particularly dislike my first one, which is from Madara and later found a good one from Trilogy. Though I found something that I liked, my wallet is saying something else. Both the cleansers cost me MYR 80-120, which only last me for 4 months with everyday usage.

So the best alternative is look for a budget one, which is drugstore ones! Finding one which does not contain the nasties is hard, I tell ya. After browsing through several brands which claims to be 'dermatologist tested', I stumble upon this one. Though this cleanser is not anywhere near organic, I don't mind this one because the ingredients listed are safe. ( Did another check list in skin deep and all is good )

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Niacinamide- An anti-aging powerhouse ingredient!

I love reading about ingredients in the products that I use because I want to know what kind of benefits of that particular ingredient would do for my skin. Last week, I did a search on this particular ingredient called Niacinamide.

What is Niacinamide?

Known as Vitamin B3 and nicotinic acid, niacinamide is a potent cell-communicating ingredient that offers multiple benefits for aging skin. Assuming skin is being protected from sun-exposure, niacinamide can improve skin's elasticity, dramatically enhance its barrier function, help erase discolorations and revive skin's healthy tone and texture. ( Source from here )

What It Does?

Topically applied niacinamide has been shown to increase ceramide and free fatty acid levels in skin, prevent skin from losing water content, and stimulate microcirculation in the dermis.It also has a growing reputation for being able to treat uneven skin tone and to mitigate acne and the red marks it leaves behind ( known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation ). It is an excellent ingredient for those struggling with wrinkles and breakouts. Niacinamide is stable in the presence of heat and light. ( Source from here )

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Review: Skin Food Egg White Pack

Skin Food Egg White Pack MYR 24.90
( Contains 10 strips, 5 for nose and 5 for forehead and jaw ) 

If anyone were to ask me " If there's one part of your face which you most want to improve, what would it be?" Without giving much further thought, my answer would be my blackhead issue! I have a long history of battling blackheads and I must say that I have very, very stubborn ones indeed on my nose and my chin. I have tried many, many methods: going for facials, oil cleansing, scrubs. These helped only a little by removing only at the surface which is accumulated daily. My blackheads are ingrained deep down in my pores, thus making it very difficult to remove.

I remembered seeing a post from Xin, ( Pretty Beautiful ), which uses Skin Food Egg White Pack and decided to give this a try because the pictures of those blackheads being stuck on the strips is too much for me to resist!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Does constipation causes acne?

( Picture from geekologie.com )

For the past few months, I have been experiencing great skin condition. It is properly balanced, well hydrated and has this certain glow too. My pores seems fine too. And best of all, my skin is clear of acne!
( My skin does have a habit of giving me scarred acne and it takes months for it to vanish completely from my skin. ) I was curious to know what can actually contribute to this great condition.

Some of you may know that I have been battling with constipation problem for months. In the month of October, I did a detox programme because I just feel I need to flush out all the toxins that are accumulated within me. ( Sorry for the gross explanation ) This is the 2nd time I did this programme and it never fails to do it's job well.

From that time until now, my skin is looking great and I feel fabulous. Even more so, I am happy to announce too that I have been able to go to the toilet almost everyday. Now, I am wondering, could the detox programmed have helped my skin to be clear of acne?

I did a little research over the net and I found this very interesting article that is related to this post. Here are some excerpts from it.

Acne is a very common skin disorder. Almost 95% of all people suffer from acne at some point in their life. The major cause of acne is because of hormonal fluctuation which every indivisual undergoes during puberty. The hormonal fluctuations can cause the sebaceous gland in the skin to produce excessive sebum which causes the skin to have acne. The other factors that could lead to acne are many these range from poor hygiene to excessive consumption of trans fat in the diet.

Research suggest that constipation can also accelerate and aggravate acne in certain individuals. This is because during constipation, excessive toxins are created in the body which leads to acne out breaks. Thus the people who suffer from constipation have a good chance to get acne.

And yes. This confirms my curiosity.. constipation can lead to acne.

Now, let's look at what I did to keep my skin clear:

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

My December Hauls

From iHerb

Hi everyone! Hope everyone had a great New Year celebration. I was MIA last week and decided to give myself a week's break from blogging. No worries now, I am back! Today's post is pretty simple actually. Just giving you guys a sneak peek into my hauls I made last month.

Let's start with the first one. See the picture above? Yup...these items are my first purchase I've made with iHerb. iHerb is an online site from US, which sells a vast selection of brand name natural products...and they sell at a pretty reasonable price too! I am very careful at buying from online sites and when I made a quick check on iHerb, I am happy to find that they are reliable and so far, most customers are happy with their services.

In this first purchase, I manage to get an additional USD 5 coupon code to enjoy an instant $5.00 off my first order. How great is that? In additional to that, I am also entitled to one free sample with every purchase ordered.

The stuff I got from iHerb are: Weleda Sea Buckthorn Creamy Body Wash and Devita Revitalizing Eye Cream. The dental tape and the pen are freebies.

Now, moving on to the next one....

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