Friday, August 18, 2017

Murad @ City Skin Duo to Complement Today's Harsh Environmental Changes

Do you know how much the environmental factors can affect the health of our skin?
For example, air pollutants can affect the skin's moisture level that will make the skin becomes dry and scaly.
Dusts can also clog pores and increase bacteria on the face resulting in acne.
There are indeed many other harsh environmental changes in our today's society such as moderates temperature, damaging sunlight, and also harmful chemicals.
Since our skin is one of the largest organ in our body, do you agree that it's very important to protect our skin well and prevent any infection and damaging.



In addition, the global environment has changed, whereby there are more women are in the workforce, spending more time outdoors and thus their skin gets more affected by radiations, pollution and other bacteria.
By understanding the desires and needs of women today, Murad launched it's new skin care products, City Skin Duo to protect against the five environmental aggressors, such as digital devices, infrared radiation, UVA, and UVB Rays and pollution.
Besides, Murad's City Skin Duo can also detoxify your skin from the past damages.



Th City Skin Duo includes City Skin Age Defense SPF50, and City Skin Overnight Detox Overnight.
We all love to spend our time looking at electronic screens, these special City Skin care range is to rescue the damaging effects of staring at computer and smartphone screens all day with the special ingredients of lutein and marrubium plant.


Murad's City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF50 PA +++++ @ RM298 (50ml) developed for a revolutionary, multi-active 100% mineral sunscreen that truly goes beyond sun defense to offer complete protection from not only the UV rays from the sun, also the blue light from digital devices, pollution from cars and smog, infrared radiation from warning devices like stoves or microwaves too.
It shields against 89% of blue light from electronic devices, and protects from 96% pollution.
The power of antioxidant Vitamin C also helps to prevent and combat the effects of environmental aging too.



City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF50 PA++++:
#1 Polymer Matrix is an advanced ingredient creates a barrier on the skin to atmospheric pollutants like carbon particles, heavy metals, and chemical pollutants.
It acts like a breathable "second skin"and blocks the adhesion and penetration of toxic environmental aggressors.
#2 Lutein and Iron Oxides enhance broad spectrum protection, adding defense against blue light,and infrared radiation.
#3 Safe for sensitive skin and fragrance free.
#4 Peach colour-correcting tint brightens skin tone and boosts radiance leaving no white residue.
#5 Lightweight, mineral sunscreen absorbs quickly.



I tested a small amount of the sunscreen on my hand, I find the texture is very soft, not sticky and greasy too.
It's very easy to spread evenly on my skin, and I pretty like the nice sheen with light peach colour.



Can you imagine how much dust and dirt you can collect on your skin and create an unhealthy barrier?
I seriously couldn't imagine my skin condition since I spent my time mostly at outside.
Murad's City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer @ RM398 (50ml) is a breakthrough night-time moisturizer that detoxifies skin overnight from the pollutants that have accumulated during the day.



City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer:
#1 Marrubium Plant stem-Cells is a special extracted ingredient to help detoxify skin by neutralizing toxins while optimizing skin's natural repair and defense system.
After being stressed with environmental aggressors such as smog and smoke in a laboratory environment, the potent antioxidants will neutralize pollutants and strengthen skin's barrier while you sleep
#2 A botanical blend derived from Sunflower, Cucumber, and Barley nourishes skin's moisture barrier to reverse pollution-related dehydration, restore youthful texture, and smooth lines and wrinkles.
#3 A concentrated form of Vitamin C helps fight signs of aging by brightening skin, evening tone, and correcting sun damage, and reducing fine lines and wrinkles.



The packaging of this night cream is unique as it comes in a jar packaging which is airless pump to enhance the formula's stability and effectiveness.



Took a bit and tried it on my skin.
I always like lightweight cream and this night cream exactly suits to my skin type.
The cream breaks quickly when massaged onto the skin and hydrate my skin without leaving skin feeling greasy.
 

Murad's Rapid Resurfacing Peel @ RM268 (16 applications) is an extra-strength treatment under Murad's Environmental Shield Collection.
It is formulated to help reverse signs of aging, detoxify skin, and remove surface cells that exposed to toxic pollutants.
This one-step, leave-on peel is ideal for a busy, on-the-go lifestyle or for traveling.
#1 87% saw smoother and refreshed skin overnight, and 86% noticed brighter skin after 1 week.
#2 10% Glycolic Acid exfoliates to accelerate turnover of damaged cells, removing dullness and improving skin texture and tone.
#3 Antioxidant Vitamin C enhances radiance while combating environmental aggressors.
#4 Licorice Root Extract, a calming botanical, boosts brightness while soothing skin to minimize irritation.
 

We live in a busy city, also with scary environmental factors like pollution, radiation, UV rays, germs from different kinds of transportation.
Things like these can bring us some major beauty problems.
I'm very happy that Murad had come out the City Skin Duo to correct and minimize our "city skin" effects that we have been facing over the years.
Thank you Murad for helping us to get back a healthier skin with City Skin Duo. :)



It's always great to catch up with the Murad's ladies because they always look happy and full with positive vibes; just exactly like Murad's main philosophy of Live happier, healthier and more fulling lives. :)
 

A healthy skin care routine can be reflected through it's outer beauty and can also indicate your health status.
Therefore, taking care of your skin and developing a healthy skin care routine is important, because it can help your skin to do it's job better and longer.
Murad's City Skin Duo products definitely has their unique inclusive Health Approach to build a younger-looking, healthier, and happier skin by protecting and promoting the health of entire body.
You can now enjoy 10% discount with special code of  "CITYSKIN" when purchasing online from now till 31st October 2017.
For more information about Murad, head over to www.murad.com.my or Murad's FB page at https://www.facebook.com/Murad.Malaysia





Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Clinelle @ Whitenup Brightening Range

I met Ella陈嘉桦 at Clinelle Whitenup Brightening event!
I feel so awesome to be given such a rare opportunity to meet Ella Chen from a close distance.
I like Ella Chen when I first knew her from the Taiwanese girl group, S.H.E.
She always has a bubbly on-screen personality. :)
Thanks to Clinelle for making my dream comes true!



The event was held at Bukit Tinggi, Klang.
It was extremely crowded, because everyone comes for Ella陈嘉桦. :)
Me too!!!



It's Ella Chen's first official public appearance in Malaysia after she has given birth on her first baby boy.
It's more than 3 years since 2014 that Ella has been the Clinelle brand ambassador, and this time she was officiated the launch along with the new improved Clinelle Whitenup Brightening product range.



The new Clinelle Whitenup Brightening Series has incorporated innovative approach to create technology-inspired beauty and aesthetics solutions.
The highlighted Advanced Anti-Photoaging Technology has 10x more White Protection, and 3x increase in Lightening Power.
This breakthrough technology strengthen the 3 key ingredients work effectively to penetrate into the deeper skin layers to deliver fast, targeted and unprecedented brightening effect.
#1 Japanese Purple Rice Extracts (Forbidden Rice): enhances the efficacy of Vitamin C to promote fairer, firmer and moisturized skin.
#2 Vitamn C: redefines skin texture and lighten skin tone
#3 Daisy Flower Extracts: prevents skin darkening for longer lasting brightening results, reduces pigmentation and evens out skin tone effectively.





Speaking about Clinelle, Ella Chan is very happy with the newly formulated Clinelle Whitenup Brightening range.
The product range helps her to protect her skin from day and night, and also no matter it's being indoor or outdoor.
She is very happy with the visible results after using the products for a few days as her skin looks growing, brighter and spotless.
She strongly recommend Clinelle skincare to everyone as it devoted to deliver good skincre infused with skin-friendly natural ingredients yet effective.





In keeping with Clinelle's brand promise, Clinelle Whitenup range has been proven to be safe, and suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin.
All Clinelle products are dermatologically tested for it's tolerance and also formulated with 7 No's philosophy which altogether excludes potential harmful ingredients; No artificial colouring, No artificial fragrances, No lanolin, No mineral oil, No SD-alcohol, No comedogenic ingredients.
The RX3 Action, to repair, refine and re-shield skin can help skin beautifully transformed into unparalleled radiant, white after 2 days.



Ella is so beautiful in real person.
I really like her so-true personality and the way she perform herself in the public.
So funny and cute!





I'm also Ella's fans!
Squeeze me in please! #hehe



Now, let's check out the skincare products that Clinelle has from the new Whitenup Brightening range.
It has a total 6 SKUs ranging from cleanser, toner, serum, day cream SPF20, spot corrector essence, and night cream.
But well, Whiten Brightening Serum, Day Cream SPF20 and Night Cream are the highlighted products of the whole range.



Whitenup Brightening Serum @ RM89.90 (20ml) has the benefits of:
#1 Highly concentrated serum to lighten skin pigmentation
#2 Improve skin fairness and even out skin tone
#3 Fight against darkening at skin's deepest layers and activates skin renewal
#4 Reduce fine lines and wrinkles



Whitenup Brightening Day Cream SPF20 @ RM65.90 (40ml) comes with:
#1 A non-greasy, light textured day moisturizer to prevent skin darkening
#2 Brighten and even out skin tone
#3 Suppress malanin formation and minimize dark spots
#4 Reduces the appearance of fine lines and boost skin elasticity
#5 Moisturizer with SPF20



Whitenup Brightening Night Cream @ RM75.90 (40ml) is one powerful product of Clinelle and also Ella's most favourite.
What makes it so special is it uses the cultivation of Great Mullein Flowers with Advanced Anti-Photoaging Technology which helps:
#1 Protect skin against harmful indoor UV rays
#2 Continuously lighten skin tone though the night for a youthful glow
#3 Repairs and promote skin renewal
#4 Nourishes and strengthen skin's moisture barrier
The special ingredient of the Great Mullein Flowers provides high protection against UV damage and also continuously absorb harmful UV radicals to transform into light that glows from skin within.
According to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, electronic devices is also capable to emit UV rays too.
So basically, Whitenup Brightening Night Cream is everyone's skin savior because you can use your mobile phone, tablets, or any other electronic gadgets whenever you want without afraid of the harmful UV rays to damage your skin!



Clinelle Whitenup Brightening Series range is formulated and manufactured from USA.
It is available at Aeon Wellness or Supermarket, Caring, Guardian, Watsons and selected independent pharmacies nationwide.
You can check out the official website of Clinelle at www.clinelle.com for more information or latest news and events in the future!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Top 6 Things to Do in Cologne, Germany

I recently got a new hard drive to store and organize my pictures. It took me some time to reorganize them into individual folders because I have a lot of photos from the past few years. While I was looking back at pictures of myself, I really started to appreciate all the adventures, challenges, and changes that I've experienced so far.
Looking back at my travels, I can truly say that all my trips have been fun and memorable. I've been to many places since I started my first job. Though I've visited many amazing destinations in the USA, Asia, and Europe, Cologne, Germany, is the place where I've always wanted to return.





Picture taken 2013

Cologne is Germany's fourth largest city and one of the nation's oldest cities. It's situated on both sides of the River Rhine in western Germany. The city is full of Roman history and stunning architecture. I've visited Cologne three times, and I know that this is a place I would never tired of, no matter how many times I visit. Although Cologne isn't the capital of Germany, it has amazing museums, art galleries, and delicious food to discover.


#1: Visit the Cologne Cathedral



Picture taken 2009





Picture taken in 2013



Picture taken in 2011





Pictures taken in 2009



Picture taken in 2009



Picture taken in 2013

Every time I travel to Cologne, I make sure to see the Cologne Cathedral, also known as the Dom, which located next to the train station. The Dom is the largest church in Germany and the tallest Roman Catholic cathedral in the world, at a height of 516 feet. It looks brilliant every time I see it, no matter what time of day or night I view it. The architecture looks truly amazing from outside, as the cathedral is tall, grand, and spectacular.
You can walk around the inside for free, and you can go down into the basement for a small fee. Inside, the Dom has very high ceilings and pillars, along with beautiful stained glass windows. It's definitely a must-see masterpiece in Cologne.


#2: Eat Pork Knuckles






Pictures taken in 2013

Pork knuckle, or Schweinshaxe, is the one of the most famous delights in Germany. It's the ham hock at the end of the pig's leg, just above the ankle and below the meaty ham portion. The skin is really crunchy and crispy on the outside, and the meat is juicy and tender on the inside. It comes in a big portion with lots of mashed potatoes, but I can finish it by myself because I really love it! You'll find very good pork knuckle in downtown Cologne, so leave the city without trying this dish.



#3: Drink Kölsch







Pictures taken in 2013


One of my favourite bars in Cologne is Früh Am Dom, which is located in the historic downtown area near the Brown Fountain. When you eat and drink here, you'll definitely get to experience true Cologne hospitality. Früh Am Dom has great Kölsch, a local beer that's typically served in "stange" beer glasses. These small glasses have a tall, narrow design, and they can hold 200 ml. The best thing about drinking Kölsch is you don't need to call the bartender for another round, because the beer will continually arrive at your table until you leave.


#4: Stroll Along the Hohenzollern Bridge







Pictures taken in 2009

When in Cologne, don't forget to visit the Hohenzollern Bridge, a 409-meter bridge that crosses the Rhine River. Not only you will get a wonderful view of Cologne from here, but you can also walk to the many cafés and restaurants along the riverside. This is a great place to get some fresh air after a long day of sightseeing.
During my visit, I missed out on the thousands of love locks attached to the bridge. Couples visiting Cologne should check this out and find a good spot to take a photo.



#5: Shop in Cologne







Pictures taken in 2011

Though Cologne is mostly famous for its historic attractions, it's also a great place to shop. You'll find all of your favorite brands in Cologne, including Zara, Adidas, H&M, Primak, and some department stores. I enjoyed my shopping at Primak because most of the clothes are reasonable priced and the store carries the latest trends and designs. If you love to shop, you should head over to the famous shopping streets, Schildergasse and Hohe Straße, to shop till you drop!


#6: Enjoy the Nightlife






Pictures taken in 2009

Cologne nightlife is very happening, as there are countless pubs, restaurants, and brewpubs in the downtown area. Each one plays a different kind of music to suit everybody's preferences, including jazz, R&B, and techno.
During my first visit to Cologne in 2009, I stumbled upon Papa Joe's Jazz Lokal. Everyone in the bar was so friendly and welcoming, and the club had great music. Though it was small and crowded, the atmosphere was vibrant. If you love jazz or live music and you're looking for a unique atmosphere in Cologne, Papa Joe's Jazz is a great pick!







Pictures taken in 2009

If you're travelling to Germany from Malaysia, you can take a flight from Kuala Lumpur. You'll have a stopover in Abu Dhabi, and then you can take the next flight to Frankfurt, the fifth largest city in Germany. I suggest planning a day in Frankfurt after the long flight from Malaysia and before your next stop in Cologne. Follow this guide to 12 hours in Frankfurt to help you spend your day there. After that, take the train from Frankfurt to Cologne in just 90 minutes.





Pictures taken in 2011

I hope these top things to do in Cologne help you think of this city as an attractive place to visit. I really miss my time in Cologne, and hopefully I can vacation in such a beautiful place again someday!