Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Miracle Of Marula Oil

Great to meet The Leakeys Founder Mr.Philip and Katy Leakey

The Leakeys and Dr. Ashton Kaidi came together over their shared belief in the powerful healing properties of pure Marula Oil. Dr. Kaidi witnessed the healing benefits on the skin of his cancer patients, and the Leakeys saw the benefits in the lives of women and children in rural East Africa. Together they are commited to bringing beauty to the lives of women around the world.

Katy & Philip Leakey founded The Leakey Collection in 2002, a Fair Trade company built upon a commitment to create lifelong entrepreneurial opportunities for rural Kenyans without disrupting their culture or environment. The Leakeys have dedicated their lives to introducing sustainable, high-quality products to the West in order to connect socially conscious people around the world with rural communities in East Africa. The Leakey Collection is a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation as well as Green America. They have founded the non-profit organization T.R.A.D.E. which provides funding for schools, women’s health initiatives, and work opportunities for women in East Africa.

Dr. Ashton Kaidi is a Board certified plastic surgeon and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has clinically tested the healing benefits of Marula Oil on the skin of patients who underwent radiation treatment for breast cancer surgery. Astounded by the results and improved healing, Dr. Kaidi joined the Leakeys to bring Marula Oil to American women.

The Miracle of Marula 

Thanks to its unique composition of fatty acids, antioxidants and minerals, Marula Oil has tremendous cosmetic, skin hydration and anti-aging medical benefits.

The Causes Of Skin Aging
Two major causes of skin aging are dehydration and free radicals. Free radicals come from various sources including pollution, make-up, UV radiation and poor nutrition. Both can result in wrinkles, blotchy skin and loss of skin elasticity.

Antioxidants and skin hydration play key roles in reversing extrinsic skin aging. Increased skin hydration also leads to skin "plumpness" and reduces fine lines. The unique combination of ingredients in Marula Oil makes it superior for cosmetic use.

Marula Oil has a unique blend of omega fatty acids that makes it an ideal moisturizer. With skin hydration and plumpness, it definitely help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Marula Oil owes its rejuvenating powers to its high levels of important antioxidants including tocopherol (vitamin E), tochotrienol, phenolic compounds and flavonoids which fight free radicals and combat the signs of aging. Marula oil can improve skin hydration and hygiene by reducing skin surface bacteria.
 The comparison chart between the Marula Oil and other leading Skin oils

Marula Oil contains higher levels of Oleic acids, Palmitic and Stearic fatty acids critical for rapid skin absorbency, skin hydration and moisture retention. It retains moisture and provides prolonged hydration, penetrating quickly without leaving a residue or greasy feeling.

One of the testimonials done by Dr.Kaidi

"I am a breast cancer survivor. After 8 weeks of radiation for my cancer treatment, my skin became very irritated and dry. At one point it even blistered. Dr. Kaidi recommended using Marula Oil and it really helped. It was very soothing and sped up the healing process. My skin felt re-nourished and moisturized. I really love the product and highly recommend it." By EF, Huntington Beach, CA

For most part, plastic surgeons and dermatologists relied on subjective evaluations to determine skin changes and quantify skin healing properties. Only recently, they started to use the innovative Visia machine from Canfield Scientific, a combination of varying lights to photograph surface and sub-surface skin changes. It quantitatively measures wrinkles, pigmented spots, texture, UV damage, and skin blood flow. It is also able to compare results with a national data bank to determine the extent of skin damage relative to others of the same age. 

Bloggers session with The Leakeys and Newage Distributor

The miraculous Marula Oil has now reached to Malaysian shores, distributed by Newage Sdn.Bhd at Vitacare Midvalley and Vitacare KLCC for RM299. You can also get it through bellez.com.my and for more information on this ancient youth preserving miracle from Africa, you can log into www.marula.com. Not forgetting  their Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/MarulaBeauty for updates of Marula collection.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Clique Clinic - Tranexamic Acid Injection (Scar)

Although I'm mentally strong in my Fire Dragon character but I'm not mentally strong enough for aesthetic treatments or injectables for beauty. I have heard so many true stories on women who went through the ups and downs in cosmetic surgeries. In the name of beauty, there is no perfect beauty no matter how you perfect it from top to toe. It's a subjective kinda thing in what beauty really means and I always believe it can come in many ways to cultivate the name of beauty.

After a professional consultation with Dr.Lim and Josh, they suggested the Tranexamic Acid Injection for my Chicken Pox Scar that has been haunting me for the past 26 years. Before the treatment, my skin was cleanse using their safe foaming-type cleanser that's not drying but deeply cleansed to fresh and radiant skin. 

As you can see from the pictures above, I'm not mentally prepared for the treatment but really had no choice as I came for the appointment and I'm not that kinda person who 'chicken out', ran away from reality. I kept myself relaxed and let Dr. Lim did this treatment for me. He started it with Q-Switched Nd-YAG laser treatment to smoothen the skin texture before the Tranexamic Acid Injection. 

At first I really don't like this kinda treatment as I felt some stinging sensation on my face and the burning smell but after awhile, I felt ok as the pain is bearable. And Dr. Lim kept asking if I can still take the pain as I already told him many times, if it's painful I rather stop the treatment than to bear any pain. To bear any pain for  beauty, I rather say "NO, TQ!"

Dr.Lim injected the Tranexamic Acid on the scar, again handle with gentle care because once again, I reminded him to be gentle on my face. Before he injected the Tranexamic Acid, he assured me that the needle is the smallest needle where I won’t feel the pain when it’s injected into my skin. After the injection, Dr.Lim asked me how I feel which I feel no pain and I’m just so glad that finally it’s over. All at once, I felt so relieved after the advance treatment. But then Josh told me my scar begin to swell like a balloon but assured me after an hour, it will be back to normal condition.

Clique Clinic has given me this cream to use after the TA treatment. Quite good as it's actually soothing my skin back to normal condition esp.for the laser treatment. I pray hard day and night that I’ll be ok until my next follow-up appointment in November as I told them I’m very busy in October I can’t even fix a day. Haha…I’m glad I forced myself to do it because day by day, I see it lighten a bit with great improvement. I hope it will go away soon. Let's check what TA is all about. 

The facts about Tranexamic Acid:
Chemical Class : Amino acids
Main Functions : Whitening agent, Skin roughness improving agent.

Typical Specification:
Appearance : A white crystalline powder
Solubility : Freely soluble in water and in glacial acetic acid,
practically insoluble in alcohol and in acetone
pH : 7.0-8.0

1. Whitening and prevent pigmentation.
• Reduce or remove the pigmentation of skin.
 Prevent and/or treat pigmentations such as chloasmas, freckles, sunburn, dark skin and  melanoderma caused by a drug such as steroid.
• Minimize dark spot area due to sun exposure.
• Anti-inflammation.
Act on the chronic mild inflammatory condition at the sites of spots, to suppress   melanocyte activation.
2. Inhibit or improve skin roughness.
• Restore damaged skin caused by UVA/UVB, pollution or other environmental factors.
Mechanism of whitening skin:
• Block melanin formation path induced by ultraviolet rays
• Prevent melanin accumulation
• Decreases melanocyte tyrosinase activity by preventing the binding of plasminogen to     the keratinocytes, which results in reduction of prostaglandins and arachidonic acid, which are inflammatory mediators involved in melanogenesis.

Tranexamic acid is suitable to all kinds of skin for removing pigmentation, whitening skin and reducing spots such as:
• Pigmentation after sun exposure
• Dark spots
• Sensitive skin
• Acne and inflammation
• Postoperative care after laser, pulsed light treatment

The most famous example is that tranexamic acid has been widely used in Shiseido’s whitening series products such as NAVISION IP Essence (TA), NAVISION TA Lotion, NAVISION TA Essence and Melanoreduce EX Clinical Uses of Tranexamic Acid.

Bleeding and skin diseases: 
TA has been used clinically for over 30 years to treat abnormal bleeding, as well as skin diseases such as eczema, hives, drug-induced irritation and toxicodermia via internal administration.It also used orally to treat itching, swelling, and erythema. It is a representative ω-amino aci-type anti-plasmin agent that has a highly specific action on the fibrinolytic system, blocking the conversion of plasminogen to plasmin by inhibiting PA action through the formation of a reversible complex with plasminogen. 

For more information and treatment for your skin, it is better to consult the doctor before you jump into any beauty treatments like the above. You can call 03-79601211 to fix an  appointment and for more information and cheack out their Facebook page at 
https://www.facebook.com/cliqueclinic?fref=ts or website at http://www.cliqueclinic.com 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

LUMINE JAPAN 3D Skin Perfection Media Launch


About LUMINE® Japan
Started as a small genome research lab in 1980, FINE Japan discovered the wonders of Caviar and Ikura in healing the skin and miraculously improving skin to perfection, both in health and beauty. Having been successful in understanding the applicatory properties, extracting and activating the super healing properties of the Caviar, the Osaka-based laboratory went global after a successful joint venture (JV) between the 2 companies in Japan and Singapore in 2006. 

LUMINE® Japan brand represents premium quality health and beauty care functional products and services that have been proven to be high in effectiveness and values. To get updates with LUMINE Japan, you can check out their page at http://www.luminecompany.jp/

Advanced Skin Repair Essence RM352 (one of the product I like after testing it on my skin), Whitening 
Night Collagen RM340 (the product we get to try on).

For a more intensive regime there is Advanced skin repair essence, a rich Emollient moisturising cream and to top if all of before you lay your head to rest a generous glass of Whitening night collagen prepares one for the hustle-and-bustle of the next day. A few asked me if I have tried on the collagen drink to check on the result but I told them not yet, I will update them on Facebook once I tried on it.  

The LUMINE Whitening night collagen is one of the best selling in Taiwan, Hong Kong and S. Korea for its ability to reduce mental stress, enhance sleep quality while the skin repairs at night. Good news for Malaysian urbanites that do not have the time for a lengthy beauty regime, like me for instance.

LUMINE Japan invited media members like skin experts, bloggers (from left: Rane,Jacinta(me),Xavier,Jess & Charmaine)
at Zang Toi Cafe for the LUMINE discovery.

With LUMINE® Japan, noted for its pioneering extraction of Salmon caviar during the Meiji Era more than 100 years ago when Ryoshi fishermen unknowingly used the precious drops in the eggs (ikura) to heal wounds and ease the pain of burns. It seems the skin injuries recovered miraculously without any inflammation or even signs of scarring. 

This eventually led Japanese scientist over the last 6 years developing this  soothing serums that will form the basis for LUMINE® Japan’s breakthrough formula for healthy and not to mention drop-dead gorgeous skin that is noted for its purity and cleansing properties. 

The launch of the LUMINE® Japan 3D Skin Perfection Facial Dimensional Sculpting Technology 
for beauty range.

LUMINE® Japan revealed the closet thing that it has come to a bona fide treatment to reverse aging and recover the long lost love of skin health, with a proven line-up that combines hydrating facial foam with a skin balancing lotion to iron out imperfection. Combine that with a much lauded beauty white essence that whitens as it reduces the appearance of pores. 

All the products are non-scented and do not contain any artificial preservatives, colourings or hormonal stimulants. For more information on LUMINE Japan, you can also check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/LUMINE-JAPAN/284193295016287

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Benefit Boutique One Utama Opening

The new opening of benefit Boutique at One Utama with its sweet Orange brand colour and beautiful decorations. Not forgetting its iconic, cute theme 'We're Kicking Some Class' that is the latest theme they displayed on the wall as their brand main attraction.

The latest benefit cosmetics beauty kits that every time I see it, I usually got so tempted to buy it already. Check out the beauty kits,  it's all in deluxe sizes, enough to last for daily makeup for a few months time before the next buy.

The new signature brow services counter and my favourite perfume segment that is full of nice scent of  fragrances. I have the collection as well because I just can't resist it for sure. Haha...try it on one day when you are shopping around One Utama, you will know what I mean.

The overall environment on the day we (Rane, me and Fiona) check out the new benefit Boutique and try out everything new on their latest collection, from the makeups to photo shooting for this blog.

This is my favourite skincare section where I have also attended the first launch of the b.right skincare last year in 2011. In conjunction of the new opening boutique, I'm giving out the b.right introductory kits to 15 lucky ones who only need to tell me "Why would you like to try this skincare range?" The rest I have given out to winners 'Giveaway Round 1' and other potential customers of benefit. Good luck ya!

To get updated with benefit promotions, you can check out their Facebook page at

Monday, October 1, 2012

Samsung Unveils First-Ever Motion-Controlled Angry Birds TV Game App for SMART TV

The Angry Birds App on the Samsung SMART TV is world's first Angry Birds TV Game App made available on Samsung SMART TV with Samsung's motion-control technology on a larger screen and great picture quality. 

Samsung launches the industry’s first Angry Birds TV Game App for SMART TV worldwide.Angry Birds TV Game App delivers fun and engaging  gaming experience using simple hand gestures, via Samsung’s Motion Control technology, powered by Smart Interaction. The world’s No.1 TV meets the world’s most successful mobile game.

Bloggers Adriene, Jacinta(me) and Fiona who took the chance to model with Angry Birds Pillows. 

About Samsung Electronics Co.Ltd.
Samsung Electronic Co.,Ltd. Is a global leader in semiconductor,telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 bilion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. 

Samsung Malaysia Electronics Sdn.Bhd. is the global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced the availability of the first motion-controlled Angry Birds TV Game App for Samsung SMART TV. Developed by Rovio Entertainment, a Finnish entertainment media company, Angry Birds is one of the top smartphone apps, worldwide. 

Having the Angry Birds game played on a large TV screen like Samsung Smart TV enables users to enjoy the game with family and friends, spending quality time for bonding and cultivating greater understanding amongst each other.

The first SMART TV game was developed to work with Motion Control. Samsung has worked closely with Rovio over the past year to apply its advanced technology to the Angry Birds TV Game App for Samsung SMART TVs. Launching worldwide in July, the Angry Birds TV Gamer App for the Samsung SMART TV will be available on all  
Smart interaction enabled models by updating the latest firmware.

Samsung SMART TV 2012, which received the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 Innovations Design and Engineering Award, was officially launched in Malaysia on 19 April 2012, incorporating three life-enriching, highly-interactive solutions in the form of SMART interaction, SMART Content and SMART Evolution. Apart from enjoying unrivalled 3D and HD quality images, users can access a wide array of signature services and innovative features that redefine their experience with television.

Today, consumers young and old were given the opportunity to play the Angry Birds TV Game App on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 10pm High Street Concourse, 1Utama.Through this App and various other applications, Samsung SMART TV redefining the home environment by making TV the centrepiece of homes once again.  

The enhanced Angry Birds segment provided great interactive entertainment, with participants wowed by the larger screen, exceptional picture quality and the ease and distinctiveness of the hand-waving technology. To the delight of the roadshow  attendees, users were also treated with exclusive Samsung premiums.

For more information on the latest Samsung SMART TV and its wide array of applications, you can visit www.samsung.com/my and their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/samsungmalaysia.