Monday, 30 April 2012

Sampling: Dermalogica Skin Renewal Booster

Dermalogica Skin Renewal Booster 7ml

This booster was recommended to me by my therapist, as it is said to help ease my blackhead congestion on my nose. Initially I was a bit reluctant because of its contents but willing to try since this is just sample. I mean, more things to try, more things to write on the blog, right?

Anyway, the therapist fore warned me that there could be some irritation due the high content of Lactic Acid and advised me to use only a tiny dot on my nose area. Then, I had a flashback...I told her I had a bad breakout when using their Age Smart Skin Resurfacer, which contained Lactic Acid as well and feared that this might trigger again. She assured me it won't because this is used only on a specific area.

 Er...I braced myself and gave in to try this. Just sampling harm..

Thursday, 26 April 2012

How Loyal Are You To Your Skincare Products?

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I am writing this topic because of late, I started to reflect back on my personal chronicles on my loyalty to the above matter. First and foremost, I wouldn't say that I am a skincare player, that loves to toy around with different products. When I first started working( with enough dough ), I started with Clinique, Kose, then to Artistry, Aesop to Dermalogica and finally, to MVO products. Looking back, I can say that I am loyal to using a particular brand for a span of 5 years before moving on to another. 

But what actually makes me move on to a new brand?

Monday, 23 April 2012

Healthy Eating: Pinto Beans Soup

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Last two weeks ago, I shared about successfully getting my bowel movement to regular stage, many thanks to the adoption of a much healthier eating lifestyle. One of the main changes I made is including lots of fibers to my diet and drinking lots of homemade nutritious Chinese soups.

One of my favourite soup, which I drink on regular basis is the Pinto Bean Soup. Like all Chinese soups, it is simple to make and extremely nutritious too. Before I share the recipe, here are some informative facts about the goodness of this bean.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Review: Moogoo Milk Wash

Moogoo Milk Wash 500ml MYR 59.00
( PWP Price MYR 49.00 )

In my blog, you may see that I have bought quite a number of items belonging to this brand. Some were positive, while some were not. One of the things that attracted me to this brand is that the ingredients used are of natural origin with no nasty contents. Moreover, it is easily available in our local pharmacies and the prices are not over the top. 

There's no other reason why I bought this wash other than the fact that it was on a PWP promotion. Well...I am a sucker for promos and most of the things I bought are mostly on sale or promotional prices.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Review: Once A Week Deodorant Wipes

Once A Week Deodorant 3 Disposable Wipes MYR 8.90

Searching for a good, free from 'nasties' deodorant is like looking for a needle in a haystack in Malaysia. I have tried 2 natural deodorants ever since switching to natural or organic ones... and the results were not positive on me. Tried my own DIY eucalyptus water and it didn't work well either. I've even tried taking supplements, in hopes to rid of the odour but it didn't have any effect on me at all. It left me wondering " Do I have to live smelling like this for the rest of my life?"

Not long ago, a nice reader, Xin, introduced me to this Once A Week Deodorant. It was very effective on her and I've decided to try this one since I am in need of a deodorant alternative real bad. Honestly, I was rather sceptical even before buying this because most deodorants don't work on me at all, even those commercial aluminuim ones like Rexona or Addidas.

So, will this work? Crossing my fingers now....

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Choosing a healthier eating lifestyle...

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Earlier this week, I shared a post on taking Chlorella as supplements, in hopes to get rid of my body odour. However, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise as it improved my bowel movements. Seeing that Chlorella helps to cleanse and detoxify the body, I thought to myself " If I were to consume back unhealthy foods, then what is the point to detoxify my body? Better make the most out of it and start to eat healthily.."

That is what I did 2 months back and it really help to boost the health of my digestive tract. I can go almost daily now ( 5-6 times a week ), unlike before, where at most 1-3 times a week or less.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Review: Lifestream Chlorella

Lifestream Chlorella 120 tablets MYR 92.80

I am not much of a fan of taking supplements, mainly because I am quite sceptical amid their fancy marketing write ups. Now, how come I ended up taking this one? Well, I was visiting my local drugstore searching for a natural based deodorant and a kind pharmacist came and assist me. I told her I have tried most of the deos available at the store but delivered no results. She then suggested me to take chlorella as she explains that the odour may be due to my body being toxic. Was I offended? No. She wasn't pushy or anything and I think she was pretty reserved too to even take up the matter to me. She gave me some reading materials and I told her I need to get a good read first before I even consider to purchase.

After searching through the internet and did a quick background check on the company and brand, I returned to the drugstore get a bottle of chlorella.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Review: Moogoo Milk Shampoo

MooGoo Milk Shampoo 500ml MYR 59.90

I have irritated, oily and flaky scalp and it makes it very hard for me to find the right shampoo. After the Esmeria shampoo failed on me ( gave me oily scalp ), I decided to venture out to my fave local drugstore to look for an alternative. I was torn between Sukin and Moogoo, and decided to chose the latter since I've got positive results from using items from the brand. Moreover, at the front of the bottle, it says " Scalp & Hair Friendly-No Itchy Scalp, No Dandruff, Natural Cleansers".

Let's see if this performs.....

Monday, 2 April 2012

Ezema Flare Up....Again

Yes and unfortunately, it strikes again and this time, it seems to be more serious than last year. ( Read HERE ). I never had reoccurrence issues as quick as this time and worse, I don't have any idea what could have triggered this.

I don't have my own pictures to show but one is bad! It looked mostly like this:

( Image taken from American Osteopathic College of Dermatology

In my previous post, you may know that I was having some peeling problems around my lips. Well, one thing led to another, my entire mouth area was having these little tiny bumps, which is dry, scaly and course to touch. The surrounding area was extremely tight too. It would be itchy as well if I were in some hot and humid places. When I apply my Moogoo ezema balm or moisturiser, I could feel a little burning sensation at that area. Made a quick google to see what all these means and it leads to a case of ezema. Some may call it perioral dermatitis, which is a facial rash that tends to occur around the mouth. It can come and go for months or years.

I couldn't take any chances and went to see my doctor and was prescribed with both oral and topical medications. My doctor also gave me a mixture of 1% hydrocortisone with urea cream for topical application. Because hydrocortisone causes skin discoloration with prolonged use, I only apply it once a day. Within 3 days, the inflammation died down and was glad that the area around my mouth was back to normal except the lips.

Wait there is more.....

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