Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Oxy Whitening Oil Control Wash

Name: Oxy Whitening Oil Control Wash
Price: RM 13.90 for 100 g
Made in: China

The Whitening Oil-Control Wash promises:
Fairer, brighter skin
Regulated sebum production
Minimised pores
Deep cleansing
72-hour moisturisation

This latest innovation from Oxy accomplishes all of its claims with the help from Giga White™ Technology (whitening and brightening), REGU® SEB (controls shine) and Pentavitin (hydrating).

Those who read this blog regularly would know that I am not the hugest fan of sulphates, so I have recruited a guinea pig to test out this cleanser: my sister! She just returned her verdict and she loves the herbal microbeads in the formulation, saying, "Just like the gentlest of exfoliators!" She noticed that she could go longer periods before breaking out her blotter and she acknowledged that the cleanser wasn't moisturising, but neither did it leave her skin feeling tight or dry.

The Oxy Whitening Oil Control Wash is available at all leading pharmacies and supermarkets in two pack sizes i.e 50 g at RM 8.50 and 100 g at RM 13.90.

The full ingredient list for Whitening Oil Control Wash:
Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate/Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate/Water, Acrylates Copolymer/Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine/Sodium Chloride/Water, Glycol Distearate, Lauric Acid, Mannitol/Cellulose/CI 77492 (US: Iron Oxide)/Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract/Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract/Primula Veris Extract/Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract/Veronica Officinalis Extract/Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract/Achillea Millefolium Extract/Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil/Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil/beta-Sitosterol/Tocopherol, Potassium Hydroxide, Polyglycerin-6, Polyquaternium-63/Water/DMDM Hydantoin/Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate/Butylene Glycol/Formaldehyde/Water, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Saccharide Isomerate/Water/Citric Acid/Sodium Citrate, Butyl Avocadate.

Disclosure: Press sample.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Rohto Eye Drops - Cool

Name: Rohto® Cool
Price: RM 16.90 for 13 ml
Made in: Vietnam

I can sleep for hours on end and still end up with red rimmed eyes. My only cure? Cooling eye drops, namely the ones by Rohto®! I always despaired because I had to stock up when I am overseas or rely on the kindness of family and friends but now, I can buy it from any leading pharmacy or hypermarket nationwide.

The intensity level of 5 is nothing if you are a Rohto® veteran. I can go right up to level 8 and not feel a thing, so, I am probably not the person to listen to here, haha!

Rohto® says that Cool is a multi-functional eye drop, it retains moisture and is effective against fatigue and environmental irritants. There is a whole bunch of other information on the website including the production process, so if you are interested, rohtoeyedrops.com.my is the place to go.

The full ingredient list for Rohto® Cool:
Potassium Chloride, Calcium Chloride Hydrate, Sodium Chloride Hypromellose, Boric Acid, Sodium Borate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyoxyethylene Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyoxyethylene Polyoxypropylene Glycol, Disodium Edetate Hydrate, I-Menthol, Polyhexamethylene Biguanide, Hydrochloric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Purified Water.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Maybelline Tells Malaysian Girls To 'Make It Happen'

Malaysia's No. 1 makeup brand launched a brand new tagline on April 5th - Make It Happen - created to spur young women on in their journey of pursuing their dreams without doubts and fear, and instead with confidence, positivity and creativity that comes with the use of makeup.

"What Maybelline does is to offer the transformative power of make-up to help young women make things happen. When she looks into the mirror to put on her make-up, a girl is not just accentuating her features, but also boosting her confidence, expressing her creativity, solving problems, showing her beauty and looking at herself, and the world, in a more positive light," Pink Fong, Marketing Manager of Maybelline New York Malaysia summarised.

Maybelline New York also highlighted a group of women who embodies the spirit of Make It Happen in the pursuit of their life dreams. They included Malaysian 'IT' girls from diverse background and interest who share a common passion in pursuing their own life goals as well as finalists of Asia's Next Top Model 4 reality show, which Maybelline New York is the proud official makeup sponsor.

According to Fong, these girls represent Malaysian women as they are today and their stories will serve as inspiration to other Malaysian women to go forth fearlessly to follow their dreams. These 'IT' Girls consist of Malaysia's only contestant at Asia's Next Top Model 2016, Nuraini Mohd Noor or more affectionately known as 'Tuti'; artepreneur and jewelry designer Harmini Asokumar; actress Nur Elisya Mohd Faisal; Youtube singer Johanis Mohd Sani; beauty and lifestyle vlogger Wong Jie Xhia; and freelance model Noorzamrina Hj Zamrin.

Strutting with them were Angie Tan and Adillah, Singapore's and Indonesia's finalists of Asia Next Top Model 4. Find out more about the power of transformation through Maybelline makeup in the 'IT' Girls look book, now available on facebook.com/MaybellineMalaysia and hashtag the look that you like or carry #MaybellineITGirls.

With the wide availability of Maybelline products in all major stores and pharmacies, the brand's Make It Happen message will reach Malaysian girls from all walks of life, inspiring them to make their mark in the world and conquer all odds.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Kicho Sheep Oil Cream

Hello, hello, hello! At last, a review from me because I simply could not wait to share about this baa baa beauty treat. Y'know, the making of this post has been fraught with difficulties - I accidentally wiped away my first set of photos - and it certainly taught me not to be so gung ho with the 'Empty Recycle Bin' option, haha!

Name: Kicho 키초 Sheep Oil Cream 양유크림
Price: ₩ 58,000 for 65 ml
Made in: Korea

Formulated with Lanolin from Germany and a blend of eight berries (Raspberry, Strawberry, Acai Palm, Goji Berry, Sea Buckthorn, Blackberry, Blueberry and Cranberry), Sheep Oil Cream works to regenerate, retain and prevent premature skin ageing.

The rich, balmy cream feels almost like the horse oil cream that I have been using. But this is where the resemblance ends. It has a higher absorbance rate (no matter how much is used!), making it less burdensome (a word that is widely used in the K-Beauty world!) on the skin.

Due to the presence of silicones, I would recommend using it in the morning so it can act as a primer of sorts. The silicones help the cream to glide easily, while the oils nourishes - so there is no tacky feel at all - leaving skin velvety soft. While my skin looks plumper and dewier, I didn't exactly notice a difference to the depth of my wrinkles? But I am only three weeks in, and I have three-quarters of the jar to go before I can form a conclusion!

One of the best things about this cream (aside from the gorgeous packaging) is the scent! The lightly scented lemony cream is a treat to the senses and nothing about it is funky or like a dish washing liquid. I have used lanolin based products in the past and they all emanated a weird odour.

Kicho's Sheep Oil Cream is sold offline at Whole Foods in Time Warner Center, New York; SaSa outlets in Singapore; Lotte Department Store (Gangnam Branch), Seoul; and online at kichoshop.com for US$ 58.

The full ingredient list for Sheep Oil Cream:
Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Lanolin Oil, Beeswax, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-7 Dimethicone, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Sea Water, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, PEG-100 Stearate, CI 19140, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Ceramide 3, Dipeptide-Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Morus Nigra Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract, Totarol, Decylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, CI 15985, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Medica Vulgaris Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolla (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil.

Disclosure: BNTGirls sample. Head on over to BNTNews for more exciting news, may it be K-Beauty, K-Fashion or K-Pop!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Go For Dettol Gold!

Malaysian mums can now give her family 100% better protection against germs! Considered the gold standard in germ protection, Dettol has further strengthened its line of innovative products with the addition of Dettol Gold.

Formulated to deliver 100% better protection versus other antibacterial body wash, this new range of body cleansing products cleanses without stripping away skin's natural moisture. It comprises body wash, bar soap and liquid hand wash in two exciting variants - Classic Clean and Daily Clean.

Dettol Gold Body Wash
RM 8.45 for 250 ml
RM 15.45 for 500 ml
RM 23.95 for 950 ml
RM 18.95 for 900 ml refill pack

Dettol Gold Bar Soap
RM 6.95 for 65 g ×3
RM 10.45 for 105 g ×3

Dettol Gold Liquid Hand Wash
RM 7.45 for 200 ml

Speaking at Dettol Gold media launch, Mr. Matias Caride, Marketing Director of RB Malaysia and Singapore, said, "Germs nowadays are constantly evolving, and over time, they become more resistant towards anti-bacterial products. When that happens, it's easier to get sick, especially for children because their immune systems are not as developed as that of adults'. That's why it is extremely important for us to stay innovative by rolling out products with the latest anti-bacterial science and improved germ-kill efficacy to ensure our consumers, who already have so much trust in us, stay even better-protected than before."

Just like every modern mum, celebrity Scha Alyahya understands the importance of keeping her family happy and healthy. The actress, entrepreneur and mother to 2-year-old Lara Alana juggles many roles in a day, "Spending a lot of time in public spaces puts me in contact with germs and bacteria. With Dettol Gold, my husband, Awal, and I can embrace Lara and give her our undivided attention when we get home. Plus, I really love the Lemongrass Oil fragrance, which makes me feel like I'm at a spa!"

The gold standard in protection just got better-looking and feeling. Try Dettol Gold today to feel the difference for yourself!