Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Guinness Amplify: Curates - Supporting More Malaysian Musicians!!! Froya "pay it forward’ by sharing her stage with some of her favourite Malaysian acts.



On 11th April 2015,  GUINNESS® Amplify, the music platform celebrating bold Malaysian musicians, made its triumphant return tonight at The Bee, Publika. Following on from last year’s successful campaign, a new sidestream of Amplify – dubbed Amplify: Curates – sees some of our already-established musicians invite lesser-known acts to take the stage with them and share the limelight.

Taking up the mantle as Curator was Sabahan songstress Froya, who also launched her eagerly-anticipated new album ‘Panic Bird’ at the show. 

Each of the three supporting acts on the night was hand-picked by Froya herself, allowing her to ‘pay forward’ the opportunity to get on stage and into the public eye.

Opening the evening was Froya’s fellow East-Malaysian singer/songwriter, Rozella. No stranger to the scene in her hometown of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Rozella’s dreamlike vocals and haunting melodies proved equally popular with the Kuala Lumpur crowd. 

Introducing her to the audience, Froya stated that she had invited the award-winning songwriter to join her at Amplify: Curates to help showcase the incredible musical talent East Malaysia has to offer.

Next to take the stage was hippie-beach-pop trio Jumero, veterans of the last year’s Amplify campaign. 

Playing a number of fan-favourites alongside a wealth of new material from their own upcoming album and some refreshing takes on classic songs, Jumero’s infectious energy soon had the crowd on their feet with their drinks held high.

Rounding off the evening’s support was electronica duo +2dB. The pair’s dark, ethereal soundscapes have long been a hit with those in the know in KL’s music scene, and fans old and new were treated to a set brimming with atmospheric, otherworldly harmonies and evocative vocals. In her introduction to the set, Froya noted her respect for +2dB’s Jo Ann and Jeannie, paying tribute to the duo’s creative bravery and unique sound.

As the night built to a crescendo, Froya herself took the stage to officially launch her debut album, ‘Panic Bird’. 

Taking the crowd on a journey through the inspirations and meanings behind the new record, Froya’s passion for her craft shone through as she gave one of the most stunning performances of her career. Featuring tracks written and perfected over the past 6 years, fans enjoyed specially-arranged versions of their favourites including new single ‘Dawn’, alongside brand new material performed live for the very first time at Amplify: Curates. 

Thanking her fans for their continued support, Froya urged the crowd to raise their glasses of GUINNESS® in a toast to the phenomenal talent of Malaysian musicians whose creative bravery inspires others to make their own bold choices in life, capping off another evening of incredible live music courtesy of GUINNESS® Amplify.

GUINNESS® Amplify is the new music platform from GUINNESS®, Malaysia’s favourite black brew. With a special focus on championing Malaysian musicians, GUINNESS® Amplify celebrates those bold enough to forge their own path. Amplify: Curates sees more established local acts selecting deserving lesser-known artists to share their stage and ‘pay forward’ the chance to get their music heard. For more information, log on to www.amplify.com.my.

For Froya’s debut album ‘Panic Bird’ is available now on CD and digital download, priced at RM25. For more information on how and where to purchase a copy, log on to www.froyamusic.com. more information on how and where to purchase a copy, log on to www.froyamusic.com.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

L'OCCITANE Charity For The Blind

L’OCCITANE Malaysia continues to light a flame of hope for the less fortunate ones, having successfully raised a total of RM40,000 from its signature charity fundraising project and also proud to have another 5,000 euro (RM21,285) co-funded by L’OCCITAN FOUNDATION France. 

L’OCCITANE kick-started its charity fundraising on 9th October last year in conjunction with International World Sight Day, where limited edition I Care About Sight Tote Bag were sold at all L’OCCITANE Boutiques for RM20 each.

 
RM20,000 has been channelled to upgrade MAB’s Orientation and Mobility Classroom in its Kinta Valley Centre, Ipoh, with a Braille globe, Braille maps, Braille tiles and tactile stone path. Other proposed mobility equipment include white canes, normal canes and a voice-activated cane, so that the blind and visually-impaired will have the opportunity to expose themselves to more knowledge and practical skills.

Another portion of the funds – RM20,000 and  co-fund of RM21,285 was used to support Pastry Training Programme at St Nicholas’ Home, which allows blind and visually-impaired trainees obtain proper training in baking skills, allowing them to polish their interpersonal skills and pursue careers in the field of baking.

“L’OCCITANE Malaysia initiated its local CSR effort six years ago to offer an equal learning opportunity for both blind and partially sighted children and adults to acquire knowledge. “The newly introduced Pastry Training Program will definitely help to provide a greater and better learning ground to the visually impaired people to enhance their capability at work and thus they are able to live independently and also contribute to the society”, said Mr. Tan Seong Teck, GM of L’OCCITANE.

“This is the second time we are extending our supports to St Nicholas Home, Penang. By helping to create awareness and raise funds on behalf of the visually-impaired, we’re able to provide them with more opportunities to improve their lives. We hope to continue this noble effort in a sustainable manner” commented Ms Clarance Boo, PR Manager of L’OCCITANE during her recent visit to St Nicholas’ Home, Penang.

For more info visit
http://my.loccitane.com/
https://www.facebook.com/loccitane.my?fref=ts

Monday, April 6, 2015

Review : NEW Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution with SPF 50/PA ++++ , find out the reasons why I like them!

Ohai, I just came back from Taiwan! It was very sunny over there (lucky no rain or it will ruin our holiday!). 

Knowing I will be under the sun all the time, I was well prepared and brought along my trusted sunblock to protect my skin from harmful UV rays! Most of us know UV rays is the main cause of premature ageing and hyperpigmentation, but do you know pollution also play a big part too? These two factors will cause overproduction of free radicals in the dermis and epidermis which accelerated skin ageing, damages skin texture and alter skin color.

Unfortunately air pollution which has increased dramatically everywhere in the world and more so in Asia is something we cannot run away from. This has affected not only our health but also our skin. Free radicals attack skin cells and both air and water pollution can strip skin from moisture, causing discolouration,, fine lines and wrinkles. 

Clarins created its first atmospheric anti-pollution complex to prevent premature ageing and loss of radiance related to pollution. In 2005, Clarins launched its first UV Protective Day Screen against UV and anti-pollution. And I first tried them back in 2011 and wrote a review here.

As a pioneer, Clarins has now gone even further by introducing the new and improved UV Plus Anti-Pollution with SPF 50/PA ++++. This daily plant-powered multi-protection UV Plus Anti-Pollution SPF50/PA++++ has 3 key actions
Anti-UV, 
Anti-Pollution,
Anti-Ageing. 

The perfect city defense for daily use and contains fine, smooth and oil-free texture which fights against the UV rays and heavy pollution designed for all Asian women.

Thanks to the Clarins Research team, a new and exclusive plant was discovered. Organic Alpine Sanicle extract which has an active anti-oxidant protection on the skin surface and deep down. It marks a major advance in the protection of skin against the dual aggressions of UV and pollution. In addition, the skin surface is protected from dehydration by hyaluronic acid as well as the exclusive anti-pollution complex added in to fights the visible signs of premature skin ageing and loss of radiance.

Alphine Sanicle Extract: Rich in the antioxidant rosmarinic acid, the extract helps fight the damaging effects of free radicals. It protects the skin by reinforcing its natural defenses against the harmful effects of pollution and UV rays, to recreate the ideal ecosystem and thus preserve the skin’s health and beauty.

Beside this new ingredient, it also has the existing ingredients of Cantaloupe Melon Extract (protects cells from oxidizing stress caused by UV radiation and pollution) and Blackcurrant Extract (the soothing ability to help reduce inflammation & redness).

Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution with SPF 50/PA ++++ comes in 3 shades to suit different skin needs. 

Neutral 
Imperceptible on the skin, this invisible shade melts into skin, with a transparent finish. It does not leave any white traces or oily feel.

Baby pink 
For a bright, luminous complexion delicately highlighted with a subtle, transparent pink glow. This shade gives the skin a very natural, fresh look and restores luminosity to dull complexions.

Baby blue
For a flawless complexion, this blue shade is perfect for instantly minimizing the look of redness, dark spots and small imperfections. It leaves the complexion looking even, fair, luminous and flawless.

Back in 2011, I reviewed the previous formula with SPF40 PA+++ and mentioned that it's one the best sunblock I have used. After 4 years I can tell you still that this is still one of my favourite sunblock because the scent, texture and now with higher SPF of 50 and extra + ( the previous formula has three +)  , it's the perfect combination. I realized that the texture has improved a little bit, it was lighter compared to the previous one. The scent is still as lovely as ever, very floral.

In Taiwan National Palace Museum

And if I have extra money to spend, this is the sunblock I want to splurge because not only it protects my skin nicely (ah remembered I didn't get tan while I was in Taiwan!) but it make me feel confident and comfortable going under the sun. 

I have been using Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution with SPF 50/PA ++++ (translucent shade) with or without makeup on, so far my experience is no greasy or oily feeling after whole day of using it. In fact I feel my face is smooth and hydrated all day along. Ah now you know why I like them.... and I think this worth the investment because the UV rays & pollution are something we are facing everyday and they are detrimental to our skin! 

To complete your daily routine with whitening needs, you can use it together with Clarins White Plus series for better result. 

This new & improve formula Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution with SPF 50/PA ++++ is now selling at RM158 in Malaysia and with 6% GST (Goods & Service Tax) it's now RM 167.50.  

Available in all Clarins counters and Clarins Skin Spa. 

For more info, visit www.clarins.com.my

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Review & Giveaway : AMMELTZ YOKO YOKO Heat Patch for Menstrual Pain a non-medicated solution to period pain!

 
There are few days in a month that we girls just feel so tired, uncomfortable and just want to sleep and sleep.

Yes I'm taking about our monthly "aunty visit" i.e period/menstrual.

Some of us here are the unlucky ones who experience this menstrual pain every month, I'm sure you can relate to this...because it's one of the most torturing days of the month.... 

Painful menstrual periods are periods in which a woman has crampy lower abdominal pain, sharp or aching pain that comes and goes, or possibly back pain. Sometimes, the pain makes it difficult for us to perform normal household, to do our job for a few days during each menstrual cycle and all we want is to rest and sleep but then back to reality we still have work to do.

And in order to feel better, some of us choose to take medicine, use hot water bag or drink warm water. Personally I avoid taking pill because I read before that once we take a medicine i.e drug it says in our body system for 90 days. Hence I avoid taking medicine unless it is really necessary.

They understand that woman desire for warmth when feeling cold or to soothe aches and pains. 

Hot water bag is nice to use but it only keeps your tummy warm for a good few hours. And I also find it troublesome/inconveniences to use it because I need to drag myself out of bed to boil some hot water to put in the bag and I can only use when I'm lying down on bed.

I was introduced to AMMELTZ YOKO YOKO Heat Patch for Menstrual Pain; the first non-medicated self heating patch to reduce symptoms of menstrual pain in the market I think because I haven't seen anything like this before.  Thety u desire for warmth when feeling cold or to soothe aches and pains. 

So what's the safe temperature of AMMELTZ YOKO YOKO Heat Patch for Menstrual Pain and how long does it last?
The heating patch will provide a stable and safe temperature (40°C) up to 8 hours to keep our abdomen warm. 

In each box of AMMELTZ YOKO YOKO Heat Patch for Menstrual Pain it comes with 2 patch that was sealed individually with aluminium foil. The air-activated heat patch will generate warming sensation by itself once it is opened & exposed to the air.

So how this AMMELTZ YOKO YOKO Heat Patch help for Menstrual Pain?
It provides heat therapy which can improve blood circulation and reduce menstrual pain symptoms.

This heat therapy targets pain at its root cause as it helps improve blood circulation. By warming the affected area, the volume of blood flow increases and it produces vasodilation (i.e widening of blood vessels as a result from relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls) which increases the supply of oxygen and removal of metabolic waste, leading to better healing and reduced pain.

Ingredients: Iron Powder, Water, Activated Carbon, vermiculite, salt, super absorbent polymer

AMMELTZ YOKO YOKO Heat Patch for Menstrual Pain patch size is as big as my palm (14cm(H) x 7cm(W).  

There is an adhesive side on one side of the heat patch for us to stick it on our skin.  Slowly peel off the heat patch before stick on the skin i.e abdominal area. Of course you can use it in other area like your back but then the shape of the patch itself it's for tummy and that's the place you feel uncomfortable most during period. 

To apply this AMMELTZ YOKO YOKO Heat Patch for Menstrual Pain, you have to make sure your skin is dry and clean over the place of application.

Avoid putting on lotion or cream on the skin before sticking the patch because it will make the adhesive not so sticky. Ah remember each patch is for one time use only because the heat can only can lasts for 8 hours

My review of AMMELTZ YOKO YOKO Heat Patch for Menstrual Pain 

I applied the patch on my tummy where I feel painful/uncomfortable due to my period.  It is very easy to use and stick on my skin. However I do notice that it takes a while for me to feel the warm sensation. The warm sensation really last the whole duration of 8 hours when I wear it. 

Compare to hot water bag which is warmer than this when you first put in on your tummy, this heat patch gives lesser warming sensation which is gentler to our skin. 

However remember to stop using immediately if it feels too hot to avoid low temperature skin burn.

Why I like using AMMELTZ YOKO YOKO Heat Patch for Menstrual Pain 
Because it is convenient, effective, safe and non-medicinal.

Ah so easy to use lah ... I can just keep this patch in my handbag and my drawer . just just peel and stick on! It's odourless and slim too which means I can apply under my clothes and can be used anytime/anywhere - even during office working hours without anyone noticing it. 

Gentle reminder, do remove the product slowly to avoid skin exfoliation caused by low-temperature burns. Be especially careful concerning low temperature burns when using on sensitive part of the body such as buttoc

Where to get it ?

AMMELTZ YOKO YOKO Heat Patch for Menstrual Pain  is available in Malaysia for  RM10.90 (for 2 pieces in a box) at nearest pharmacy such as Watsons, Guardian, Caring, other independent pharmacies.

 I'm not sure if others countries have this besides Japan as the last time my reader went to check it in Singapore, she cannot find it. This is pretty new product so maybe it will take some time before it reaches your shore! Good news to Malaysian readers, I have giveaway for you guys to try out... scroll down to know more!

In case you didn't know, Kobayashi Pharmaceutical is the one of the major pharmaceutical company in Japan established in 19th Century running their business for over 120 years. And I believe most of us heard or use AMMELTZ YOKO YOKO (Liquid Type) to help with stiff muscle. Besides that they also came out with AMMELTZ YOKO YOKO Heat Patch for Neck & Shoulder Pain to relieve the neck and shoulder pain / back pain by heat therapy.This works like the menstrual pain patch, the only difference is that the patch is in square shape and bigger.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Review & Photos (Before and After) using BelleWave skincare range for a month!

A month ago I was invited to try out a BelleWave a Switzerland skincare. To be honest, I have somehow heard of the name before but I just don't remembered where I have heard or read about it. Later I found out BelleWave are salon exclusive products and it has been in Malaysia for more than 15 years , then it reminds me that I actually seen them in my neighborhood salon.


I read that BelleWave products are FREE FROM MINERAL OIL and it's botanical based with NO animal testing. BelleWave understands that there is a fine line between SAFETY and EFFICACY in the world of professional dermal and wellness care. The ability to balance both brings BelleWave a step closer to the cherished goal – SKIN PERFECTION. 

Under BelleWave, there are 7 ranges to target to different skin need.
  1. BelleWave WhiteWave - For pigmented skin with uneven skin tone or discolouration
  2. BelleWave GlamorWave - For aging, fatigued and mature skin.
  3. BelleWave Clearwave - For oily & acne-prone skin
  4. BelleWave HydroWave - For dehydrated skin in need for moisture boost
  5. BelleWave EyeWave - For nourishing and anti-aging eye care
  6. BelleWave Sunwave - For broad-spectrum sun protection
  7. BelleWave BodyWave - For ultimate body perfection
I was recommended to use this BelleWave a mix of WhiteWave & HydroWave range based on my skin condition; i.e dehydrated and dull skin. Now that I have tried out BelleWave skincare for about a month, I am ready to to share my personal experience in using the products in details.

BelleWave WhiteWave Gentle Cleasing Milk (RM168 / 200ml) - For all skin types

Benefits of using BelleWave WhiteWave Gentle Cleasing Milk 
  • Lightens & Unifies Skin, Imparting Transparency & Glow to the Complexion. 
  • Removes All Traces of Make-Up, Dull Cells & Impurities, Including Those Caused by Environmental Agents. 
  • Smoothens & Softens the Epidermis. 
  • Refreshes, Calms & Moisturizes Skin.
Active Ingredients in BelleWave WhiteWave Gentle Cleasing Milk 
Mulberry Root Extract - Has a lightening and unifying action on skin, thus imparting clarity and glow to the complexion.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) - Helps attenuate dark spots, stimulate and reduce the appearance of fines lines. Also reduces oxidation of the skin and damage caused by UV radiation.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol) - Vitamin E has an anti-oxidant action and skin-moisturizing properties. It helps skin glow, tones tissues and plays an important role in preventing damage due to UVA and UVB radiation.

Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5 - Has a protecting and moisturizing action on skin. It also helps restore and maintain natural skin moisture, leaving skin feeling velvety and smooth.

Carica (Papaya) Fruit Extract - It is mostly known for dramatically improving tone and texture of skin. It increases better circulation of blood, and thus promotes healthy, vibrant complexion. Mainly these are good for rejuvenation of mature, dull skin; aid in clearing brown spots from sunlight exposure, smoothing the skin and creating a healthier looking skin.

This smooth-textured gentle cleansing milk cleanses skin delicately without harming the epidermis and its natural pH balance. It helps to remove all traces of make-up, dull cells and impurities, including those caused by environmental agents, giving skin an immediate boost in clarity, suppleness and softness. This high quality formula also contains a specific whitening element that favors the lightening of the complexion. It imparts immediate softness and glow to skin.

Texture : Milky lotion

Scent : Mild floral pleasant scent

How to use :  Every evening, smooth over face and neck, and massage to dissolve make-up and impurities. Remove with a cotton pad soaked with lukewarm water. 

Remember to remove the cleansing milk using a cotton using the upward motion to to gently remove all traces of makeup to prevent skin from sagging.

I always believe in double cleansing in our basic skincare regime whether you put on make up or not ever since I learnt about importance of it. Because if we do not clean your skin properly with the right product and method, our skin will be unable to absorb the product that we applied i.e we will waste our expensive serum or moisturiser. 

Review of BelleWave WhiteWave Gentle Cleasing Milk
I like the cleansing milk fruity scent which give very nice refreshing scent while I remove my makeup. I massage 2 pump of BelleWave WhiteWave Gentle Cleasing Milk on my whole face before removing my makeup effortlessly with cotton pad. I was glad to find out that the active ingredient papaya enzyme helps to exfoliate my dead skin cell on my face while I remove my makeup without drying out my face, leaving it soft and comfortable. 

Do take note that if you are having a very heavy & waterproof eye makeup, I would suggest you to use separate lip & eye makeup remover to effectively clean your waterproof makeup because using cleansing lotion to clean eye makeup is a little bit tedious and one needs to be careful so that the cleansing milk did not go into the sky

BelleWave WhiteWave Gentle Wash (RM168 / 200ml) - For all skin types

Benefits of using BelleWave WhiteWave Gentle Wash
  • Dissolves Keratin, Lightens & purifies Skin. 
  • Imparts Transparency & Glow to the Complexion. 
  • Moisturizes Skin & Helps Bind Water in the Tissues. 
  • Defends the Cutaneous & Dermis Cells Against Factors Responsible for Aging.
Active Ingredients in BelleWave WhiteWave Gentle Wash
Mulberry Root Extract - Rich anti-oxidant content found in these root bark aids in preventing formation of wrinkles and slow down aging process. These roots bark consist of excellent properties to enhance whitening effect, removing impurities and residual rough skin. This extract reduces the production of melanin in the skin as a reaction to UV exposure and so has a lightening effect on the skin. 

Carica (Papaya) Fruit Extract - It is mostly known for dramatically improving tone and texture of skin. It increases better circulation of blood, and thus promotes healthy, vibrant complexion. Mainly these are good for rejuvenation of mature, dull skin; aid in clearing brown spots from sunlight exposure, smoothing the skin and creating a healthier looking skin. 

Gentle Cleansing Agents - Dissolve make-up and remove impurities without harming skin. 

Hydrolyzed Wheat Germ Proteins: A skin-conditioning agent that moisturizes skin, and helps bind water in the tissues. 

Hydrolyzed Carrot Proteins - Moisturize and defend the cutaneous and dermis cells against factors responsible for aging. 

~ propylene glycol, disodium edta, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, lactitol, xylitol, carica papaya, lactose, glycerin, methylparaben, butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben, propylparaben.

 Texture : Clear gel 

Scent : Refreshing fruit scent

How to use : Use 1-2 pump of Gentle Wash day & night. Foam up with a little bit of water (not that it will not have a lot of foam) and gently massage all over the face to clean. Rinse with lukewarm water. 

 
Review of BelleWave WhiteWave Gentle Wash
I really like the refreshing fruity scent which help to awaken my senses every time I wash my face. It's my favourite scent among all the products I used. Although this facial wash does not produce a lot of foam but it gently clean my skin without drying or causing any irritation.

It cleans off my makeup residue, dirt and everything nicely leaving my skin feeling clean, refreshing, soft and moisture. Don't forget to clean your neck too because this is the place that we always tend to forget to clean properly.... dark looking lines on the neck looks unattractive.

BelleWave WhiteWave Refreshing Lotion (RM168 / 200ml) - For all skin types

Benefits of using BelleWave WhiteWave Refreshing Lotion
  • Lightens & Unifies Skin, Imparting Transparency & Glow to the Complexion. 
  • Purifies & Keeps the Surface of the Epidermis Free of Dead Skin Cells. 
  • Refreshes, Tones, Soothes & Moisturizes the Epidermis.

Active Ingredients in BelleWave WhiteWave Refreshing Lotion
Mulberry Root Extract - Rich anti-oxidant content found in these root bark. These roots bark consist of excellent properties to enhance whitening effect, removing impurities and residual rough skin. This extract reduces the production of melanin in the skin as a reaction to UV exposure and so has a lightening effect on the skin. 

Panthenol (Provitamin B5) - Deliver moisture into skin to help protect and retain hydration, healing of skin tissue and also spurs cell regeneration. Leaving skin feeling smoother, firmer and velvelty. 

Witch Hazel Extract - Witch Hazel is well known for its anti inflammatory, anti microbial and anti oxidant properties, due to the high amount of tannins that this herb has. It is an astringent herb and can reduce the body fluid discharge by constricting the skin and its pores. 

Carica (Papaya) Fruit Extract - It is mostly known for dramatically improving tone and texture of skin. It increases better circulation of blood, and thus promotes healthy, vibrant complexion. Mainly these are good for rejuvenation of mature, dull skin; aid in clearing brown spots from sunlight exposure, smoothing the skin and creating a healthier looking skin.

Texture : Light-weight liquid lotion

Scent : Refreshing fruity 

How to use : Have 2 pump of the Refreshing Lotion and Soak the cotton pad adequately before wiping gently over face and neck using upward motion every morning and evening to tone skin and complete the cleansing routine. Allow to dry naturally for a few minutes before following with subsequent day or night skin care

Review of BelleWave WhiteWave Refreshing Lotion
I have heard a lot of girls skip their toner from their skincare routine because they are lazy and their toner makes their skin dry. In actual fact a good toner helps to tones, purifies and keeps the surface of the epidermis free of dead skin cells without drying out the skin. And more importantly, it helps preps the skin for the next skin care regime for better penetration. BelleWave WhiteWave Refreshing Lotion comes in clear & light liquid texture, and it's fruity scent in this product is similar like the cleansing milk & gentle wash. My face feel refresh and moist and yet not sticky after toning, ready for next skin care step!

 
BelleWave ClearWave Comedone Repair Activist (RM168 /12ml)
(For treatment of blackhead&blemishes/ pore tightening)

Benefits of using BelleWave ClearWave Comedone Repair Activist
Effectively Dislodges Blackheads & Whiteheads. 
Impedes Pore-Clogging Impurities & Forming of Blemishes. 
Inculcated with Pore-Tightening Astringent, Tissue-Repairing & Calming Properties.

Active Ingredients in BelleWave ClearWave Comedone Repair Activist
Salicylic Acid - An effective keratolitic agent that favors exfoliation and thus improves the appearance and feel of skin. 

Calendula Extract - Contains calming, softening and moisturizing virtues. 

Camomile Extract - Has calming, moisturizing and tissue repairing properties. 

Burdock Root Extract - Purifies skin, thus reducing the formation of whiteheads, blackheads and spots. Tightens pores and calms the epidermis. 

Biological Equilibrating Agent - Helps balance cutaneous disorders typical of oily and problem skins. 

Tomato Juice - A special botanical juice prepared from carefully selected fresh tomatoes. It helps improve skin grain thanks to its astringent effect and provides good calming, refreshing and

Texture : Liquid in light brown colour

Scent : Strong calendula scent

How to use : Soak a cotton pad with lotion and smoothen over cleansed skin of face (especially on T-zone and acne area) every morning and/or evening. Pat dry.

Review of BelleWave ClearWave Comedone Repair Activist
To be honest I don't have a lot of blackhead to start with but I do have a little bit of whitehead on my chin and and around my cheek area, my pores are quite large too. I use this light liquid sparingly, I put 1 full dropper on the cotton before dabbing on my nose and cheek areas and it absorbs within seconds. I do have a little bit blemishes before my menses and this Comedone Repair Activist has calming properties to aid prevention of blemishes and at the same time it also have moisturizing and tissue repairing properties. My whiteheads seems to be a little lesser after a few weeks of using and pores look smaller than before.

BelleWave HydroWave Element Defense Hydra Essence (RM278 / 30ml) - For dry & dehydrated skin

Benefits of using BelleWave Element Defense Hydra Essence
  • Soothes and calms skin by reinforcing its resilience to environmental elements and internal inflammations.
  • Immense hydration locks in moisture and preserves the integrity of the delicate moisture mantle.
  • Enhances the suppleness and softness of skin by preventing trans-epidermal water loss and dryness
  • Powerful antioxidant protection guards from free radicals and safeguards its youthfulness.
 Texture : Clear watery gel

Scent : Light floral


How to use : 1-2 pump to apply every morning/or evening on thoroughly cleansed and toned skin of face & neck.

Active Ingredients in BelleWave HydroWave Element Defense Hydra Essence 
Organic Swiss Alps Marrubium Vulgare Extract - A well known herbal medicine of the Mint family that is considered one of the most popular herbal remedies for its healing. It protects the skin from allergic reaction induced by UV radiation. Though its anti-histaminic properties the product is especially suitable for all skin types of wellness and anti-stress, especially targeted to sensitive skin.

Organic Swiss Alps Edelweiss Flower Extract - A beautiful star for oxidative stress skin is not only the symbol of the Swiss Alps but known for its beauty, rarity and interesting properties as effective antioxidant and high radical scavenging activity.

Sodium Hyaluronate - Has strong moisturising and film forming properties. The hyaluronic acid film helps preserve the suppleness, elasticity and tone of youthful healthy skin.

Aloe Barbadensis Gel - Has soothing, moisturising, purifying and regenerative virtues. It is also allotted with healing and soothing capabilities that are able to fight against bacteria and help reduce redness and itchiness.

Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate - Also known as liquorice root extract, this skin conditioning agent works to improve the appearance of dry/damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness, and also functions as an anti-irritant with skin soothing capabilities.

Review of BelleWave HydroWave Element Defense Hydra Essence 
This lightweight spread nicely on my skin and within seconds it absorbs quickly on my skin when I massage them on my skin. It leaves my skin smooth, comfortable and hydrated every time I used them.

BelleWave HydroWave Aqua Marine 24H Cream (RM268 / 30ml) - For Dry&Dehydrated Skin

Benefits of using BelleWave HydroWave Aqua Marine 24H Cream 
  • Dynamic hydration replenishment in skin with steady release of moisture for 24 hour.
  • Stimulates hyaluronic acid production in skin and defends against water loss.
  • Plumps skin with moisture and maintains youthful "bounce" and firmness.
  • Intensive regeneration promotes healing of damaged skin.
Texture : Creamy 

Scent : Light floral

How to use : Apply 1 or 2 pump on the whole face every morning/or evening after serum.

Active Ingredients in BelleWave HydroWave Aqua Marine 24H Cream
Swiss Glacial Water - This Swiss Glacial Water is from glacier of the Diablerets in the Swiss Pre-Alps. This water was first frozen many thousands of years ago, before the deleterious products of man were prevalent in global waters and is intrinsically pure.

Sodium Hyaluronate - Has strong moisturising and film forming properties. The hyaluronic acid film helps preserve the most important characteristic of youthful, healthy skin such as suppleness, elasticity and tone.

Organic Shea Butter and Macadamia Nut Oil - Provides rich, cushiony skin feel and high oxidative stability make it especially suitable for excellent protective oil that protects and heals skin blemishes such as scars, sunburn, minor wounds and other irritations. The high absorption rate gives greater moisturising nourishing, regenerative and skin-conditioning properties.

Firming and Remodelling Tripeptide - Helps to fight skin sagging by stimulating natural hyaluronic acid production and improving collagen fibrillogenesis. By stimulating he biosynthesis of GAGs from within, this active offers a neddle-free alternative to Hyaluronic Acid injections.

Dermal-Epidermal Junction Protein Stimulator - Interacts with the most relevant protein structures of the Dermal-Epidermal Junction. It improves structural integrity, epidermal nourishment and molecular communication within the skin, leading to improved skin compactness, reduced wrinkles and increased skin tonicity and firmness.

Iceland Moss - It has been used in European folk medicine as natural anti-inflammatory which nourishes damaged/irritated skin. Reduces blotchiness and redness. Keeps skin supple and soft and preserves natural moisture balance

Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract - Creates water supplies and moisturizes the upper layer of the skin for 24 hours. It acts by providing the potassium ions required to maintain the osmotic equilibrium of the cell.

Review of BelleWave HydroWave Aqua Marine 24H Cream
I am in air conditioning room most of the time and my skin tends to be easily dehydrated. And even when I applied this moisturiser in the morning I wake up, the moisturiser manage to keep my skin hydrated all day long. I love how this creamy moisturiser it absorbs pretty quickly leaving my skin smooth, soft and supple. I can feel that my skin firmer with the "toing toing" feeling. 

Usually I apply 1 pump in the morning because I still will apply my sunblock after that and I will apply 2 pump of this cream at night to keep my skin supple all night long.

Bellewave Sunwave DNA De-Tox UV Block White SPF 45 PA+++ (RM168 / 35ml)

Benefits of using BelleWave Sunwave DNA De-Tox UV Block White SPF 45 PA+++
  • Helps prevent premature aging & Skin damage From Free Radicals generated by noxious UV Rays & Environmental Pollutants. For a Protected & Detoxified Skin. 
  • Provides Moisture & Nourishment, Which Helps Keep Skin Healthy, Leaving Skin Feeling Velvety & Smooth.
Texture : Lightweight creamy
Scent : Like how our usual sunblock smell , I think due to Titanium Dioxide

How to use : Every morning before sun exposure, take a 50 cent amount of sunblock and apply all over the face. And please don't forget your neck, I'm sure you don't want to be seen like wearing a mask.

Active Ingredients in BelleWave Sunwave DNA De-Tox UV Block White SPF 45 PA+++ 
Dispersed Micronized Titanium Dioxide - Gives safe and effective broad-spectrum UV protection with optimum transparency. 

"New Generation" Sun Filter Complex - Helps protect skin against sun radiation and delays erythema and premature aging due to noxious sun rays. Acts as an SPF booster and enables the achievement of an excellent protection by a synergistic effect while offering good tolerance. 

Detoxilene - A purifying complex. Activates drainage, reduces tissue clogging and favors the purification of tissues. Is also shown to have skin restructuring properties. 

Sodium Hyaluronate - Has strong moisturizing and film-forming properties. Helps preserve the most important characteristics of youthful, healthy skin, such as suppleness, elasticity and tone. 

Caprylyl Glycol - Has exceptional moisturizing virtues as well as distinct, immediate and persistent calming effects. 

Shea Butter - Has cell regenerative, softening, moisturizing and restructuring virtues and thus efficiently delays skin aging. 

Olive Oil - Has moisturizing and regenerative properties, which in turn promotes and preserves youthful skin. 

Vitamin E - Has an anti-oxidant action and skin moisturizing properties. Also plays an important role in preventing damage due to UV radiation. 

Vitamin A - Helps maintain healthy skin by improving texture, firmness and smoothness. Also helps to contribute to the prevention of desquamation and dry skin. 

Soothing Agent - Reduces the formation of diffused redness by reinforcing the capillary wall, and calms irritation and feelings of discomfort typical of sensitive skin. Also helps to diminish dark circles around the eyes.

Review of BelleWave Sunwave DNA De-Tox UV Block White SPF 45 PA+++ 
I can never leave my house without putting on my sunblock and moisturiser cos I have learn the hard way. When I was younger, I was a outdoor person loves going hiking and camping yet I do not put on sunblock until I was in college. I just hate the sticky feeling. Over the years I learn the  the sun’s noxious UV rays and other environmental pollutants how it will makes our skin age faster than our real age. Scary isn't it ? So girls please do not skip your sunblock, there are plenty of sunblock that are non-greasy and one of them are BelleWave SunWave UV Block. 

BelleWave Sunwave DNA De-Tox UV Block White SPF 45 PA+++ texture is lightweight creamy and spread evenly on my skin without leaving a white cast. I was told this non-greasy, ultra-light emulsion can be a 2 in 1 product for people for oily skin because this has contains shea butter that can keep the skin moist and protected at the same time. It took a few good minutes to absorb before I could barely feel the product is on my skin. Love how my skin feels velvety, smooth and light throughout the day!

My before pic (taken a month back) : This is one of my worst skin condition I had in this few year. 

My life was really hectic back in December and January, and I took this picture just before I had my period so you can see the blemishes here and there a bit. I think not only I was feeling stress but then I also lack of sleep. So my skin was really bad that I was thinking twice should I show you this picture. Feeling ashamed of my skin condition but then I decided to show you this because I want to show you the real problem of my skin. 

Problem spotted : Dehydrated skin, open pores, skin peeling

I thought I could hide my flaw behind the makeup but then I can't hide the fact that my skin was peeling badly on the nose and chin at that time. It also came to the point that my makeup looked floating on my skin i.e the foundation looks flakey and cakey because my skin is really dry. I have tried doing masks every alternate night and applying my usual hydrating serum it seems to get a little bit better but the problems still remains. 

So when BelleWave offers me to try out their hydration products I took up the challenge because I was desperate to look for solution.

After picture: A month after trying out BelleWave skincare 

I was really glad my skin has improved. The pores looks smaller going back to my normal state, face feel moisture and soft nowadays. And more importantly there is no more peeling and my face has this little radiant glow now.

I think the cleansing range really helps me to clear off my skin from impurities so that my skin is able to absorb the goodness on the products I used. To be honest, I never thought exclusive salon products can be that good because I always thought they are expensive and I get my products from the beauty counter. And now that I try and I found out their pricing, actually not much difference from counter brand. And in case you want to know my favourite products from these range are their facial wash, toner, hydrating serum and moisturiser! 

And I would say that this is a good time for you to try out BelleWave range because they are having special promotion without any purchase needed. 

BelleWave Malaysia is offering 3 full size product of 
Cleansing Milk, 
Cleanser & 
Toner 
at only RM198!
(worth RM504 ; normal price for each product is RM168)! 

One can choose to pick either WhiteWave range (For Pigmented Skin & Uneven skin tone) or ClearWave (For Oily & Acne Prone Skin) depends on their skin needs. 

Like usual, promotion is available while stocks last! For your info, at this moment their products are not available online for sale and they are only available at BelleWave authorised salons (I was told there are more than 100 of them in nationwide), so worry not!

For product/Sale enquiry to know where is the nearest BelleWave authorised salon near you 
Kindly Private Message BelleWave Malaysia FB page
Send your enquiry email to bellewave.ba01@gmail.com


Not only that courtesy of BelleWave Malaysia, they are 5 travel sets of BelleWave cleansing range worth RM138 to be won by Jessying's reader in my facebook page!

p/s: I was told each travel size I was told is 30ml - quite generous amount of the product you can get to try!

Just save this poster and share this picture in your facebook and tag my facebook page @Jessying and @BelleWaveMalaysia FB page with the hashtag #BelleWaveMalaysia #jessying to win one of these travel set. 

Or another simpler way is to visit my facebook page (www.facebook.com/jessying) and share the picture that I have posted <here>, just don't forget the FB tags and hashtag ya, so that we can track your entries ya! 

Remember to keep your post public ya! Contest ends 31 March 2015

Good luck girls! 

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