Sunday, 30 November 2014

REVIEW ON MONTE VERDE SPARKLING CARBONATED MINERAL WATER


Sparkling water or carbonated water has become famous and after trying the Spritzer sparkling water , I happened to come across another sparkling water in the Malaysia market.   This Monte Verde sparkling water came from Italy and the bottle is the made from glass hence the price tag.




MONTE VERDE SPARKLING CARBONATED MINERAL WATER
MONTE VERDE SPARKLING CARBONATED MINERAL WATER

MONTE VERDE SPARKLING CARBONATED MINERAL WATER
MONTE VERDE SPARKLING CARBONATED MINERAL WATER


I would say that the taste of this sparkling water is better than the Spritzer sparkling water I have tried.  It tastes like mineral water with bubbles inside the mouth if you hold the water inside for a while.  Since it is made from glass, I think the goodness of the water is still maintained.  The water does bubble up upon contact with skin but the bubbles are too small to really be noticed.

Does it really work?  Again I am not sure but it is sure better to use sparkling water to just spray it on the face as mist than using the tap water.  It is expensive to use the whole bottle of the water every day for the sake of my face as I can’t afford it and besides I am too lazy.  So, not sure if I would buy it again.  I think some Korean products has higher and more effective amount of carbonated sparkling water in them than the sparkling water available in the market.



Products retails at RM6.90 for a bottle.  Product is not sponsored.  The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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Thursday, 27 November 2014

REVIEW ON SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT BODY CONTOUR CONTROL

Everyone wants to slim down but most of the time, our fats don't move an inch every after going through strict diet and rigorous exercise.

One would also need slimming cream that help to burn the little fat even while we are sleeping.  Please look for creams that are certified because it is dangerous since you are applying it on your skin.  There are chances of irritation from just simply using any unknown brands.


Introducing to you an affordable slimming and firming cream for your body.
SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT BODY CONTOUR CONTROL
The front box of SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT BODY CONTOUR CONTROL
SHILLS Miracle-lift Body Contour Control 157% Up (4th Gen)

The Shills Miracle-lift Body Contour Control 157% Up (4th Gen) is an all-round heating cream for toned skin and sculpted body contours. With specially added red algae extract, which penetrates into deep skin layers when massaged on skin, this product effectively shrinks cellulite, tightens, soothes and conditions skin, increasing skin elasticity while preventing the appearance of fine lines and sagging skin.

Soy isoflavones maintain healthy skin, slow down skin aging by reducing fine lines, and improve skin elasticity and firmness. Vitamin C is easily absorbed by skin to help you achieve a deep whitening effect, and thus improve dull-looking skin for a healthy, even and brightened complexion. Quadraple-function coloured capsules firm and tone skin, increasing cell metabolism. Red, pink, blue and yellow micro capsules effectively tighten skin, maintaining healthy, firm and supple skin and preventing skin aging.

Capacity: 250ml
Key Ingredients: L-Carnitine, Caffeine, Pine Bark Extract, Aescin (saponin), Peruvian Uncaria Tomentosa, Soy Isoflavones, Seaweed Extract, Algae Extract, Vitamin C Derivatives, Lecithin, Ginger Essential Oil.


Directions for use: Massage appropriate amounts to required areas in circular movements.





SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT BODY CONTOUR CONTROL
SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT BODY CONTOUR CONTROL

SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT BODY CONTOUR CONTROL
ingredients of SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT BODY CONTOUR CONTROL

SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT BODY CONTOUR CONTROL
INGREDIENTS OF SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT BODY CONTOUR CONTROL

SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT BODY CONTOUR CONTROL
SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT BODY CONTOUR CONTROL

SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT BODY CONTOUR CONTROL
SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT BODY CONTOUR CONTROL

SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT BODY CONTOUR CONTROL
SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT BODY CONTOUR CONTROL

SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT BODY CONTOUR CONTROL
SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT BODY CONTOUR CONTROL

SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT BODY CONTOUR CONTROL
SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT BODY CONTOUR CONTROL

SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT BODY CONTOUR CONTROL
THE SHILLS' ORIGINAL STICKER

SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT BODY CONTOUR CONTROL
SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT BODY CONTOUR CONTROL



The cream comes in peachy in colour and has some capsules that will break.  It has peppermint smell that is very soothing and will remind you of toothpaste.  It is a self heating cream to help burn the fats and firm up the skin.  The cream get absorb into the skin fast so it is not sticky at all.  I feel a little warm but nothing unbearable.  Don't apply too much if you could not stand the heat first time.  The warm feeling lasted about 20minutes and it gradually fade off.

It doesn't leave a stain on the clothes after letting it dry down. So, no worries of it staining your clothes.  I have been trying it for a month and applying it daily.  My muscles is firmer and toner up but of course don't expect anything miracle if you don't exercise.  I think it work best with exercises.  If you want sick packs or get rid of the muffin top, then try using this with exercises.  Sorry, am too lazy to actually exercises so well this is quite useful.




Shills Miracle-Life Body Contour (4th Gen)  RM148.00
Here is the direct link to the product

You could buy from Shills website , Shills outlet, Sasa outlet or online website such as Hermo and HiShop.

For more information, please visit Shills official website . Product is sponsored but I am not paid for my review. The opinions expressed here are my own and truly honest as always.
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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

ACNE TIPS:ZINC OXIDE AND CALAMINE FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN

ZINC OXIDE AND CALAMINE FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN
ZINC OXIDE AND CALAMINE FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN

ZINC OXIDE AND CALAMINE FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN


If you have known me for a long time, you will know that I am constantly trying or looking for remedies for acne without going to see the dermatologist. Although my acne is currently under control, sometimes I still have one or two in a month or when I am under stress.

Of course I am envious of those who don’t need any hard work to maintain a good skin or when they tell you that they are only using a cleanser or just plain water on their face. Besides, some parents like mine would just tell me that drinking water and eat enough food is enough to have a flawless skin. Right!!!???????

If only all that is the source of problem, then those acne problems would have already disappeared when I was using nothing on my face but nothing happen to those acne too. It was staring straight at my face and I looked bad.

Anyway, this is one of the cheaper remedies that helps with healing the acne. Zinc oxide and calamine are ingredients that are both good to help with the acne condition. Acne sufferers are known to have low amount of zinc so putting zinc on the skin helps your skin.

There are many skincare products out there with these two ingredients in them but I would say that those products are more expensive than this.

I would suggest one to find liquid which is a lot pinkish than this. The darker colour of pink, the better because it means higher amount of calamine. I don’t have much choice here so I could only experiment with two varieties.

Many people rave about the magic of using zinc oxide and calamine in their skin care routine. I personally tried it and yes it does help to ease the skin problem. My acne size does shrink overnight and my face redness was reduced.  It doesn’t work with cystic or those underground tough acne though.

It is cooling to skin and work on sunburn skin which is good. It doesn’t clog the skin because there is bentonite(clay) in it. The problem of using calamine and zinc oxide is you could only use it at night when you don’t have to meet people. Your skin will be opaque white when you are using it and a splash of water is not going to remove it if you are planning to go out or someone turn up on your doorstep out of sudden.

So, overall it is one emergency kit that you should have. It works for skin allergy, for chicken pocks and also eases the redness of the skin because of acne. I heard that it works wonderfully to help shrink the acne overnight to many.





Products retails at at local pharmacies.

Product is not sponsored.  The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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Monday, 24 November 2014

REVIEW ON MY BEAUTY DIARY MEXICO CACTUS MASK (HYDRATION&MOISTURISATION)



My Beauty Diary is already very famous for their mask. It is because their sheet masks are generally cheaper and comes in a box of 10 compare to other brands. Generally many are following the Korean and Taiwanese of using sheet mask for everyday for a beautiful skin.

MY BEAUTY DIARY MEXICO CACTUS MASK (HYDRATION&MOISTURISATION)
MY BEAUTY DIARY MEXICO CACTUS MASK (HYDRATION&MOISTURISATION) IN A BOX

MY BEAUTY DIARY MEXICO CACTUS MASK (HYDRATION&MOISTURISATION)
MY BEAUTY DIARY MEXICO CACTUS MASK (HYDRATION&MOISTURISATION)-back of the box

MY BEAUTY DIARY MEXICO CACTUS MASK (HYDRATION&MOISTURISATION)
MY BEAUTY DIARY MEXICO CACTUS MASK (HYDRATION&MOISTURISATION)

MY BEAUTY DIARY MEXICO CACTUS MASK (HYDRATION&MOISTURISATION)
MY BEAUTY DIARY MEXICO CACTUS MASK (HYDRATION&MOISTURISATION)


The box comes in with 10 masks. There is extra essence inside the mask. This Mexico cactus mask is hydrating and moisturizing to my skin. I don’t like that the sheet mask is too thin to the point that it drip down my face onto my clothes. It is kind of troublesome when the mask drip.



There is no strong smell for this mask so I find it okay. Overall, the mask is just okay and it is not that suitable for my skin type. If you do not have any problem with your skin and just want some moisturisation because of dryness, then this mask is for you. I don’t think this mask suits oily skin and acne prone skin like me.


MY BEAUTY DIARY MEXICO CACTUS MASK (HYDRATION&MOISTURISATION)
oh, my silly face with My beauty Diary mask on my face


Products retails at .RM39.90 per box(10 sheet masks).  Made in Taiwan.  Available in Watsons, Guardians and other pharmacies.
For more information, please visit My Beauty Diary Facebook.
Product is not sponsored.  The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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Friday, 21 November 2014

REVIEW ON NEUTROGENA DEEP HYDRATING MASK


I have been a fan of Neutrogena mask because of their hydrating purposes.  The first time I use it was because my skin was peeling because of skin dryness and so I bought this without thinking much.  Turns out it hydrates my skin and the peeling disappeared.  Fast forward 10 years and I got this from Neutrogena Malaysia.

NEUTROGENA DEEP HYDRATING MASK

The mask comes in an envelope.


NEUTROGENA DEEP HYDRATING MASK

Details for the mask.

NEUTROGENA DEEP HYDRATING MASK

The mask


NEUTROGENA DEEP HYDRATING MASK

The front of the mask.


Direction: Use after cleansing. Open pack, take out the mask and unfold. Press lightly with fingertips to set in place over face. Relax for 15 minutes and remove mask. Massage any remaining fluid into skin. Discard mask after use.

Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Mulberry (Morus Alba) Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Cyclomethicone, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trioctanoin, Propylene Glycol, BHT, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide

I received a love package for being the club that no longer exist now. X ( 

Long story cut short, I gave some of the products to my family members since they love Neutrogena products and I used the mask myself.hahaaha


NEUTROGENA DEEP HYDRATING MASK
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Yes, please laugh as I know I looked very silly here.


The mask sheet is not too thin and the shape is just nice for my face.  It is not too huge until I have to cut it.  The essence doesn’t drip too and applying it to my face is just a cooling treat. It does temporary brighten my face.  It doesn’t have any fragrance and it is alcohol free so that are good points.  Sorry forget to take the after face.  I was too tired and forget about it after removing it. XD  


It a good weekly treat to hydrate the skin =).





Products retails at RM10.90 per piece.  Rm49.90 for 5 pieces.  Available at Guardian, Watsons and other pharmacies.
For more information, please visit Neutrogena Facebook. Not a sponsored product.  The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

REVIEW ON BEAUTY CLINIC MEDIHEAL P.D.F DOUBLE ZONE EFFECT MASK (HYDROGEL MASK)

Hi Shop pink box bringing beauty skincare here. =) This time it is the famous Mediheal Korean Hydrogel mask

While I don't have the guts nor the money for plastic surgery, I can still rely on skincare products for a defined face. Now, there are products for V shape face.



Beauty Clinic Mediheal is a Korean brand created and tested by aesthetic specialists using principles of treatments used on beauty clinics for skin troubles most common to women. Beauty Clinic Mediheal incorporates special skin prescription and know-how of skin specialist to provide custom solution for individuals based on their skin concerns and renews the skin to look and feel like it has received professional skin management. It uses a highly concentrated formulation of natural materials, helping your unbalanced skin become healthier by making it resistant to stress and restoring skin balance.

 BEAUTY CLINIC MEDIHEAL P.D.F DOUBLE ZONE EFFECT MASK (HYDROGEL MASK)
 BEAUTY CLINIC MEDIHEAL P.D.F DOUBLE ZONE EFFECT MASK (HYDROGEL MASK)


 BEAUTY CLINIC MEDIHEAL P.D.F DOUBLE ZONE EFFECT MASK (HYDROGEL MASK)

 BEAUTY CLINIC MEDIHEAL P.D.F DOUBLE ZONE EFFECT MASK (HYDROGEL MASK) Instuction on how to use






BEAUTY CLINIC MEDIHEAL P.D.F Double Zone Effect Mask


UPPER SHEET
- Helps in pore care.
- Made from 100% organic tencel which is very breathable and moisturising which suitable for sensitive and acne prone skin.

LOWER SHEET
- Helps you get the V- shapes with this double zone mask.
- A new type of transdermal patch using pharmaceutical patches.
- Made from high molecule 3D net structure hydrogel that is easy to
transfer medication.

Direction of use:
1. After cleansing, apply toner over the face following skin texture.
2. Take the upper mask out and place the sheet on the apple zon area.
3. Take the lower mask out and place the sheet on the chin area.
4. Grab the sides of upper mask and gently place to ears.
5. Leave it for 20 mins and remove the mask.
6. Pat lightly until the remaining essense is fully absorbed.
_ Considering the skin's 4-week turnover term, it is most effective to use consecutively 2~3 times a week for 4 weeks. (One month concentrated skin management program)


Hydrogel masks are different than sheet masks as they are better for absorption of the ingredients into the skin.  It is something like the second generation of those piece of mask.  Sheet mask > hydrogel > bio cellulose. So they are generally more expensive than sheet mask but they produce better effect too =). It doesn't dry up and harden up too even after 30minutes.

There are two parts of the mask.  The upper one for pore care which is basically sheet mask and the lower part is made from hydrogel which is for shaping the face.
One need to remove the hydrogel from the paper and then place the V band carefully on the jaw. The mask 'stick' to the face better than paper sheet mask.



BEAUTY CLINIC MEDIHEAL P.D.F DOUBLE ZONE EFFECT MASK (HYDROGEL MASK)
BEAUTY CLINIC MEDIHEAL P.D.F DOUBLE ZONE EFFECT MASK -  HYDROGEL V BAND

While the V band won't changed the bones structures of the face, it helps to firm up the skin at the jaw line.  It is pretty tight so don't talk or chew during these time as the movement might disfigurement to your face.

So here is the results.

BEAUTY CLINIC MEDIHEAL P.D.F DOUBLE ZONE EFFECT MASK (HYDROGEL MASK)




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Monday, 17 November 2014

TNS SKIN LAB LAUNCHES LAPURETE NATURAL COSMECEUTICAL SKINCARE RANGE TO MALAYSIA MARKET


Lapurete is an Australian natural cosmeceutical skincare brand which makes specialty products targeted towards signs of aging, which are clinically proven to produce superior anti-aging results.

It is a pioneer in the emerging global trend of natural cosmeceutical, a field where scientists are increasingly discovering the amazing power of Mother Nature to provide the answers to some of our toughest anti-aging dilemmas.

Lapurete products contain no toxic ingredients, and are packed with clinically proven, natural active ingredients that target all signs of aging including wrinkles, expression lines, sagging skin, age spots, dry skin, eye bags, dark circles, enlarged pores and UVA damage.


Key characteristics of Lapurete:

• Highly concentrated anti-ageing Cosmeceutical style ingredients to target the signs of ageing skin • Clinically proven natural anti-ageing ingredients to delivery visible results within a number of weeks • High quality, natural, effective skincare ingredients for younger, healthier, beautiful looking skin • Targeted natural ingredients for low irritancy to maximize benefits on the skin • Include rich nourishing ingredients to make your skin feel refreshed and younger • Lapurete harnesses the anti-ageing fighting benefits of clinically proven unique natural ingredients to deliver - Natural Cosmeceutical

The Lapurete ethos is that you don't need to put harmful chemicals onto or into your skin when you can get the same anti-ageing benefits with amazing natural ingredients.

There are two different product ranges under Lapurete:

1. The Okuru range - designed to tackle and reverse the more advanced signs of aging, for users aged 30+ and above;

2. The Wakame range – designed to tackle the first signs of aging, for users aged 20+ and early 30s.



TNS SKIN LAB LAUNCHES LAPURETE NATURAL COSMECEUTICAL SKINCARE RANGE TO MALAYSIA MARKET

Lapurete Okuru Range

Lapurete is the world’s first range of anti-wrinkle products containing a natural Botox alternative, Okuru. Okuru is a plant native to a remote part of Western Africa, where locals have been using it for centuries for its high nutritional food value and skin benefits.

A few years ago French scientists set out to investigate the secret behind the local inhabitants’ flawless skin and discovered that Okuru contains a combination of peptides that minimise wrinkles in a similar way to Botox, but are natural, safe and can be applied topically without the need for invasive injections.

Professor Barrie Finnin, former Chair of Formulation Science at Monash University, decided to test this theory in an attempt to prove it didn’t work. Instead, what he found was astounding. “We independently performed clinical testing of Okuru, Lapurete’s hero ingredient, and found that the appearance of wrinkles was reduced by up to 39.8% in 3 weeks,” said Professor Finnin. “These results are impressive! I believe that the Lapurete range is a great option for women who do not want to resort to cosmetic surgery procedures,” he said.

The Okuru peptide is the key active ingredient in the Lapurete Okuru anti-aging range. The range offers modern women a convenient, inexpensive, natural but most effective 3-step anti-aging skincare system that can fit effortlessly into their daily routines:

• Step 1 – Mild Creme Facial Cleanser: The exotic and luxurious Mild Creme Facial Cleanser removes dirt and impurities, whisks away facial and eye make-up and tones the skin. The cleanser contains Okuru and passionflower which has been used by the indigenous people of the Amazon for centuries for treating skin conditions, enhancing relaxation and as an aphrodisiac!

 • Step 2 – Revitalising Eye Creme: Okuru targets expression lines such as crow’s feet while a powerful combination of peptides from sweet pea, soy and rice bran and yeast proteins combine to drastically reduce the appearance of dark circles and eye bags, providing a unique all-round effective eye treatment. 

• Step 3 (Day) – Protective Day Creme: A combination of peptides from sweet pea dramatically increases skin firmness and elasticity while Okuru works powerfully to minimize the appearance of expression lines. 

• Step 3 (Night) – Revitalising Night Creme: An extract from the Resurrection Plant drenches the skin with intense moisturization to combat the harsh ageing effects of dry skin. This amazing extract has been clinically proven to provide up to 24 hour moisturization and has been shown to provide powerful anti-oxidant properties enhancing the skin’s ability to combat environmental damage.

In addition, Lapurete offers a highly concentrated Okuru Double Intensity serum for those who demand more intensive and faster results.

Clinically tested and proven results of the Okuru range:

 Reduce the appearance of wrinkles such as crow’s feet by 39.8% after 3 weeks

 Increase the appearance of skin elasticity by 35% after 6 weeks

 Reduce the appearance of dark circles by 32% in 4 weeks

 Reduce the appearance of eye puffiness by 25% in 4 weeks




TNS SKIN LAB LAUNCHES LAPURETE NATURAL COSMECEUTICAL SKINCARE RANGE TO MALAYSIA MARKET


Lapurete Wakame Range

One of the main causes of skin aging is the breakdown of collagen and elastin from environmental exposure such as UVA radiation. This results in the appearance of the first signs of ageing with the formation of wrinkles and uneven skin tone.

The Wakame range is designed to cater for younger users who are experiencing the first signs of aging, but are looking for products that are effective, but are lighter and less oily than the typical anti-aging products.

Japanese women are renowned for their radiant, youthful skin which is attributed to their high consumption of Wakame seaweed, known as the “beauty preserver”.

Wakame (the key ingredient of this range) is a type of seaweed which is known for their ability to survive in their harsh environment by producing a powerful substance called fucoidan. They are full of antioxidants like Zinc, Calcium, Iodine, Iron, Omega 3 essential fatty acids, and Vitamins A, B1, B2, B12 and C.

The Wakame range is packed with clinically proven, naturally derived, marine based active ingredients that protect the skin and repair the first signs of aging. Apart from Wakame extract, two of the other powerful marine active ingredients include Thermus Thermophilus Ferment Extract and Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract.

Thermus Thermophilus is a marine bacterium that is a super-antioxidant that protects the skin against UV and environmental attacks, whilst Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract is a marine bacteria peptide found in the Antarctica known for its proven power to regenerate and protect the skin by retaining moisture and water, heal wounds, increase collagen and elastin production, and improve hydration.


There are only 3 daily skincare products in the Wakame range, making it an extremely simple and user friendly 3-step skincare system for the active younger generation:

Step 1 – Hydrating Foam Cleanser & Toner – This self-foaming cleanser removes dirt and impurities, whisks away facial and eye make-up, while hydrating and toning the skin.

Step 2 – Multi Active Eye Repair - Multi action reduces the appearance of wrinkles, eye bags and dark circles.

Step 3 – Protect & Repair Lotion – This super light lotion protects the skin from UVA damage, dryness, irritation, evens up skin tone and reduces the appearance of the first signs of ageing. Clinically tested and proven results of the Wakame range:

Reduces The Appearance Of:

 Wrinkles by 13% in 4 weeks

 Dark Circles by 32% in 4 weeks

 Eye puffiness by 25% in 4 weeks


Improves The Appearance Of:

 Skin smoothness by 14% in 4 weeks

 Skin elasticity by 21% in 4 weeks


Lapurete Okuru and Wakame ranges of products are available at all TNS Skin Lab outlets nationwide or through their online shop TNS Skin Lab.  One can also buy from HiShop

Press release.  Photos are by TNS Skin Lab
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Saturday, 15 November 2014

REVIEW ON CHICA Y CHICO TOTA-S 3.0

Chica Y Chico means Girl & Boy in Spanish. It is also a sub-brand of Skin&Lab. They are very famous for the Beta-Salic 2.0 (Miracle Cream) which are really famous and has many reviews on it too. Another famous products from this brand would be the Molang Cream.

So, here I have chosen Chica Y Chico Tota-S 3.0 cream since I am really curious on what this cream will do. Besides, I haven't find any reviews in English on yet. So, I hope my review will be helpful.

Let me just update my skin type before I move on to the product.  I have combination(T-zone oily&normal at other areas), acne prone (I tend to break out at jaw, chin&cheeks area), sensitive even to weather so I can't use physical type of scrubs. Although now, I do not have severe acne but who likes it even when there is just one painful bump on the face staring right at you?

CHICA Y CHICO TOTA-S 3.0
CHICA Y CHICO TOTA-S 3.0


Key Ingredients:

  • Totarol
Totarol is a powerful natural anti-bacterial obtained from the Totara tree (Podocarpus Totara) which can be found in New Zealand.
It has a broad spectrum anti-bacterial and powerful anti-oxidant.
It also has anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and pain relieving properties. It is a top natural anti-oxidant that is 3 times stronger that Vitamin E, and helps protect, and soothe the irritated skin as well as cure acne. It's mild to skin, and very eco-friendly as itself.



  • Centella Asiatica Extract (Gotu Kola)
Centella Asiatica Extract is a rejuvenate nervine recommended for nervous disorders, epilepsy, senility and premature aging.
Centella Asiatica Extract is regarded as the most spiritual of all herbs amongst the Indians. It can be found widely in some areas in Himalayas. It is used by yogis to improve meditation, and is regarded as one of the most important rejuvenative herbs in Ayurvedic Medicine.
It is believed to have a positive effect on the circulatory system. It improves the flow of blood while strengthening the veins and capillaries. It has been used successfully to treat phlebitis, leg cramps, and abnormal tingling of the extremities. It soothes and minimizes varicose veins and helps to minimize scarring.


Centella Asiatica Extract reduces scarring when applied during inflammatory period of the wound. It was found effective when applied on patients with third degree burns, when the treatment commenced immediately after the accident. Daily local application to the affected area along with intramuscular injections, limited the shrinking of the skin as it healed. It is known to prevent infection and inhibit scar formation. It is also useful in repairing skin and connective tissues and smoothing out cellulite.
Centella Asiatica Extract is traditionally used to treat minor wounds as it contains chemicals known as triterpenoids that appear to speed wound healing, boost antioxidants at the wound site, strengthen the skin and increase blood supply to the wounded area.
  • Portulaca Oleracea Extract
It is found all over the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and parts of Europe.
It's rich with natural source of Vitamin A, C, E, and co-enzyme Q10. It is a very excellent antioxidant that fight premature aging, and protecting the skin from environmental damage.
It accelerates the healing process of the wound by decreasing its surface area and improving the skin's elasticity.
Its richness in Omega-3 fatty acids and flavonoids can help to have a clearer, and healthier skin as it treats the skin condition dermatitis and psoriasis.
  • Sophora Root Extract (Ku Shen)
Sophora Root extract is very popular option in the treatment of skin diseases, and gynecological diseases. It can be found widely in China, and usually harvested during spring, and autumn. It has similar look as Ginseng but it has nothing to do with it.
It is clinically used by the Chinese to treats insomnia, diarrhea, high fever, irregular heartbeat, hot hands and feet, urinary tract infection (UTI), hair loss, and Hepatiti B Virus (HBV).
  • Fragrance Free
Tota-S 3.0 doesn't contain any artificial fragrance to cover the natural scents of the ingredients.
Fragrance free products are considered as the best for sensitive skin as fragrance is a common irritant that can be a major problem for sensitive skin or those who are having eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis.

Best Suited For: Long-time acne troubled. Dermatologist clinic visitors for Acne Suffers from continuous breakouts Skin irritations due to UV exposure

Ingredient
Water , Butylene Glycol , Centella Asiatica Extract , Portulaca Oleracea Extract , Glycerin , Cetyl Ethylhexanoate , Totarol , Hamamelis Virginiana Leaf Extract , Sodium Polyacrylate , Sodium Hyaluronate , Biosaccharide Gum-1 , Panthenol , Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate , Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate ,  Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract ,  Allantoin , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Powder,  Ethoxydiglycol ,  Alcohol ,  1,2-Hexanediol ,  Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylhydroxamic acid, Boswellia Serrata Resin Extract



CHICA Y CHICO TOTA-S 3.0
INSTRUCTION OF CHICA Y CHICO TOTA-S 3.0
 Apply Chica Y Chico Tota- S 3.0 just like moisturiser after cleaning and toner.  I used it day and night. Apply it under my makeup to avoid pimples popping up.

CHICA Y CHICO TOTA-S 3.0
CHICA Y CHICO TOTA-S 3.0
 The packaging. It comes in form of a 30ml tube.  I think it is affordable since product for acne/trouble skin doesn't come cheap. Even visit to the dermatologist will cost more.

CHICA Y CHICO TOTA-S 3.0
CHICA Y CHICO TOTA-S 3.0
 Sorry, can't read the Korean wording. =(
CHICA Y CHICO TOTA-S 3.0
CHICA Y CHICO TOTA-S 3.0
 Here is the side of the box.

CHICA Y CHICO TOTA-S 3.0
CHICA Y CHICO TOTA-S 3.0
 Here is the brand of Chica Y Chico  printed on the box.

CHICA Y CHICO TOTA-S 3.0
CHICA Y CHICO TOTA-S 3.0
 It is for all type of skin including extra sensitive skin.  It doesn't cause me redness upon application so I guess it is suitable for any skin.  Unlike benzoyl peroxide, this does not sting at all.  Instead it is really cooling.

CHICA Y CHICO TOTA-S 3.0
THE TUBE IS SEALED -CHICA Y CHICO TOTA-S 3.0
 There is the seal to avoid being open.  It comes in form of a plastic tube.

CHICA Y CHICO TOTA-S 3.0
CHICA Y CHICO TOTA-S 3.0
Chica Y Chico Tota- 3.O comes in form or a transparent gel.  The gel disappeared upon application.  There is also a very nice luxurious ginseng scent which disappeared upon application so no worries if you dislike herbal smell.



Here is the results of using it for about 5 days.

CHICA Y CHICO TOTA-S 3.0

Yes, look too good to be true right?  I thought so until I see the photos myself. No photoshop here too.


I didn't use any other pimples cream when I am using this cream except cleanser.  The product is good if you are the type who prefer natural products as this is effective in banishing those pesky pimples or trouble skin.  Unlike those acne products, this would not cause more breakouts so no worries!  My redness was gone after one week of usage and will keep using it because this natural acne cream works =) .  My skin became so much smoother that I just want to feel my skin all the time. Chiya Y Chico Tota-3.0 works to heal those pimples which I popped too and this leave no scars.

I would suggest anyone that like Korean and also natural products to try this.  I have tried some Korean brands for acne and this works for even underground acne.  The cream can last about 3 months and sure worth to try.

However, if you are used to strong acne products, then you might just find this too mild and does nothing.  This cream is more for someone who likes gentle, non drying products or have sensitive skin that is unable to tolerate all the other acne treatments.


Products retails at USD 22 for 30ml. Made in Korea.
Here is the direct link to the product.








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SKINCARE TIPS: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BIO CELLULOSE MASK, SHEET MASK, HYDROGEL MASK, CLAY MASK, MUD MASK, SLEEPING MASK, CREAM MASK, HEATED UP MASK , PEELING MASK, JELLY MASK, CARBONATED MASK & MODELLING MASK?


I am glad that many have found the post about the differences on Asian skincare products helpful and I hope this post will be the same. Again, there are so many mask types coming to the point that I am not sure if I have all of it here. If there are some types not mentioned here, please do let me know so that I can just update myself or try them out.

Korean and Japanese called their mask as pack =)

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BIO CELLULOSE MASK, SHEET MASK, HYDROGEL MASK, CLAY MASK, MUD MASK, SLEEPING MASK, CREAM MASK, HEATED UP MASK , PEELING MASK, JELLY MASK,  MODELLING MASKAND CARBONATED MASK?



Paper Sheet Mask

-made usually from paper (trees)
-the absorption rate is lower and much depends on the essence in the mask
-hard to move as the mask will just slide down
-some essence can even drip down from the face
-have to remove after 20 minutes or the paper will dry to the point that it will hurt the skin
-sold in form of sheet
Examples


A. by Bom Super Powder Baby Ultra Cool Leaf Mask
Hello Skin Jumiso Water Splash Mask sheet
COSRX Holy Moly Snail Mask

MINON AMINO MOIST MASK 
DR MORITA VOLCANIC MUD WHITENING ESSENCE FACIAL MASK
L'HERBOFLORE BLACK CHERRY AND TRANEXAMIC ACID WHITENING EYE MASK L'herboflore rose water refining hydromask
KLAIRS Rich Moist Soothing Mask
DEOPROCE SNAIL MASK ,
SEPHORA JOB'S TEARS MASK (WHITENING&MOISTURISING) ,
BEAUTY CLINIC MEDIHEAL LEMON ADE MASK
THE FACE SHOP REAL NATURE MASK LEMON
THE FACE SHOP REAL NATURE RICE MASK
ETUDE HOUSE I NEED YOU TEA TREE MASK SHEET
MY SCHEMING HERBAL ANTI ACNE MASK
TIMELESS TRUTH INSTANTANEOUS BRIGHTENING COOLING MASK
TAIWAN MORRI /TAIWAN MORRI SAKURA/ SAKURA LOVE SERIES/ LOVE OF BEAUTY  美之戀/ 戀之系列



Hydrogel

-you could called this the sheet mask second generation
-absorption is better than paper sheet mask but lower than bio cellulose
-some type will just melt into the skin so you won’t have the ‘sheet’ to throw away
-sold in form of sheet
Examples

Dr.Althea Power Whitening Glutathione MaskL`HERBOFLORE HYALURONIC ACID MOISTURE ENERGY BIO CELLULOSE MASKBEAUTY CLINIC MEDIHEAL P.D.F DOUBLE ZONE EFFECT MASK (HYDROGEL MASK)
MASK HOUSE CELEBRITY SNAIL  GEL MASK
SHILLS MIRACLE LIFT FACIAL FIRMING MASK
MASK HOUSE DIAMOND V FIT MASK
MASK HOUSE CELEBRITY SNAIL EXTRACT




Bio Cellulose Mask
-Natural fermented Coconut Fiber.
-Used after cosmetics procedures in aesthetic clinic to cool down the skin.
-The moist absorption is 10 times better than normal paper sheet mask.
- The 3-Dimensional mesh density,no sticky feeling and no artificial adhesive added
-it ‘sticks’ to the face so that it won’t budge so it doesn’t constraint movement. So have to make sure of the face structure or else it won’t budge once it touch the skin.
-will not dry up even if you forget to remove it after 1 hour
- More expensive than the other sheets mask
-sold in form of sheet

LYCOZ BIO CELLULOSE MASK-WHY USE BIO CELLULOSE MASK

L`HERBOFLORE Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Energy Biocellulose Mask



Clay mask

- Usually made from few types of clay-bentonite,kaolin
- The Korean clay mask would generally be the white clay which are soft
- Harder to apply compare to mud mask
- Not suitable for dry skin but good for oily skin type
- Suck up all the oil on the face so it is good to clean the pores
- Sold in tube or jar
Examples
TIA'M Trouble Drying Pink Bubble Pack
Always21 Nature's Recipe Jeju Volcanic Deep Pore Cleansing Clay Mask
VELIEVE WHITE CLAY MASK ,
FREEMAN FACIAL CLAY MASK MINT LEMON
FACE SHOP BABY FACE WASH OFF MASK PORE CARE
INNISFREE JEJU VOLCANIC PORE CLAY MASK




Mud mask
-made from Rhassoul mud or some are mixture of clay
-very easy to apply and cooling
-smelt like mud too
-generally better cleaning than clay mask
-suitable for dry skin type too
-comes in tube or jar
Examples
I'M FROM VOLCANIC MASK
CELLNIQUE ADVANCED BIO RENEWAL MASQUEMONTAGNE JEUNESSE DEAD SEA MINERAL MUD MASK
BORGHESE FANGO ACTIVE MUD FOR FACE AND BODY



Sleeping mask
-this is popularized by the Korean for their moisturizing effect
-easy to apply and sleep with it until the next morning
-good for cooling and moisturizing the face which tend to dry up at night
-generally smell nice
-suitable for all type of skin
-effect depends on the type of skin and ingredients
-sold in tube or jar

COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask
NEUTROGENA HYDRO BOOST NIGHT NIGHT PACK
SWISS LINE CELL SHOCK OVERNIGHT “V” MASK


Cream mask

-there are many categories ranging from honey, yogurt, tomatoes
-sold in packet or jar
-suitable for dry skin as it moisturize
-some might not like it as one can feel a film left on the skin
-need to wash off after a certain amount of time
-effect depends on the mixture of ingredients
-generally cheap and very affordable
Examples
MONTAGNE JEUNESSE CREAMY COCONUT MUD ,
CELLLABS QUTIE COAT
ZAMIAN GOLD CACAO MASK
MORITAYA TOFU YOGURT PACK
I'M FROM HONEY MASK
Gram Double Chemi Ban Ban Pack
Banish Pumpkin enzyme masque

Heated up mask
-cream mask that will heat up upon the contact of the face
-suitable for oily skin. Not suitable for sensitive skin
-need to use another sheet mask to cool down the face or the pores will be left huge
-generally cheap and affordable
-comes in packet
Examples
GARNIER PURE SELF HEATING SAUNA MASK



Jelly mask
-comes in form of jelly texture
-have to clean the jelly away following the instructed time or it would dried up
-cooling and clean the skin at the same time
-suitable for all type of skin
-sold in jars
CONI BEAUTY'S WHITENING BLACK JELLY MASK
Annie Way jelly mask
Naruko night gelly


Peeling mask

-comes in form of liquid then turn to some to peel off after drying up
-not suitable for sensitive skin and dry skin
-it is to clean the pores and some even remove the hairs from the skin
-can’t be use everyday
-some has alchohol
-sold in tube or packets
Examples
MONTAGNE JEUNESSE MANUKA HONEY PEEL OFF ,
MONTAGNE JEUNESSE ORANGE OIL &VITAMIN C PEEL OFF FACE MASQUE
MISTINE EGG WHITE PEEL OFF MASK


Carbonated mask

-this comes in many forms with carbonated water as the main ingredient
-cleaning the pores better
-one can feel the bubbles on the face
-brighten up the face
-not cheap
-sold in sheets and jars
Examples
CAOLION Blackhead O2 Bubble Pore Pack ,
TOSOWOONG V-Line Carboxy Pack



Modelling mask

-this is called rubber mask
-there are many different ingredients for different skin types
-give results like you are going for spa
-make your skin really soft
-suitable for sensitive skin

Examples
Ettang Modelling Take Out Cup Pack

Wash off Mask
-mask that one has to wash off
-there are many types of ingredients for this kind of mask
-some are made from herbal ingredients
-suitable for many kinds of skin so look into the ingredients
-has many type of properties such as cleansing, brightening and calming

Examples

KYL广源良 CHAMOMILE&GREEN BEANS POWDER 
EOSUNGCHO-FERMENTED KOREAN SKINCARE
Do check the ingredients in the masks as some certain things can cause sensitivity and redness. Ingredients such as synthetic fragrance, alcohol, silicone- dimethicone and even lemon or aloe vera can cause redness and breakouts.  Make sure to use luxewarm water to clean the skin after using mask such as mud, clay, cream and peeling mask to get rid of debris.

Also follow the instructions as many of the mask should not be left on the skin more than the instructed time or it will cause more harm than good.





I will try to update this from time to time.
Do forgive me or let me know if I had made any mistake in writing this as I wrote it base on my common experience in skincare and I haven't try all the brands and all the masks in the market yet XP.  Anyway, I hope that it will help to ease some questions about Asian skincare and in making choices for your skincare products.

Have a good day =)

updated 13/3/2016

The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

FILL YOUR CHRISTMAS WITH MAGIC&SPARKLE WITH MARKS &SPENCER


This is the season of giving! Enchant your family and thrill your friends this Christmas with a lavish treat of British goodies from Marks & Spencer (M&S) this year, delightfully themed ‘Magic & Sparkle’.


Over the years, M&S Malaysia has been offering a wide selection of Christmas gifts to Malaysian shoppers, ranging from the most authentic English delicacies to special-edition food items to irresistibly luxurious toiletries. It’s no secret that every recipient of a M&S gift knows its premium value and quality, which signifies the giver’s sincere festive greetings.


For the epicureans who appreciate good food, M&S is set to tantalize their tastebuds.




CHRISTMAS WITH MAGIC&SPARKLE WITH MARKS &SPENCER
Chocolate Filled White Bauble Tin 


CHRISTMAS WITH MAGIC&SPARKLE WITH MARKS &SPENCER
Santa’s House Tin 



Especially for her, M&S offers decadent and feminine indulgences galore



CHRISTMAS WITH MAGIC&SPARKLE WITH MARKS &SPENCER
M&S COLLECTION DROP A DRESS SIZE



As for him, timeless classics in the finest materials add a stylish edge to his personal style. Rich, muted colours are subtle yet smart ways to add flair to his wardrobe without deviating too much from a dark colour palette. Complete the look with accessories for a bold fashion statement.

CHRISTMAS WITH MAGIC&SPARKLE WITH MARKS &SPENCER
Blue Harbour Shirt

For those who love Hello Kitty, M&S is bringing you exclusive Hello Kitty beauty items such as Hello Kitty Coin Purse with mini strawberry gloss, Hello Kitty Compact Mirror and Hello Kitty Lip Gloss gift set (three lip gloss in one packaging) this Christmas.

CHRISTMAS WITH MAGIC&SPARKLE WITH MARKS &SPENCER
Hello Kitty Coin Purse 







In need of hand creams or lip balms? Not to worry, Alice & Eliza hand creams and lip balms is available at M&S and it comes in a trio of scented moisturising hand creams in unique festive-inspired mini tubes, in pretty presentable box. It is suitable for all skin types.

CHRISTMAS WITH MAGIC&SPARKLE WITH MARKS &SPENCER
Alice & Eliza Hand Cream 





M&S’ Christmas collection of ‘Magic & Sparkle’ is available at M&S outlets in Malaysia: Suria KLCC, One Utama, The Gardens Mall, Sunway Pyramid, Paradigm Mall and the newly opened KOMTAR JBCC

For more information about M&S Malaysia, please visit: M&S  or M&S Global



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