Thursday, May 31, 2012

Product Review: StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum

I always want to have more youthful radiance skin with less sun spots, dark spots and age spots! I'll use many ways to prevent and to "minimize" the cause of my spots, whether it’s:
  • sun damage OR
  • the natural aging process, hyperpigmentation occurs when the melanocytes in skin go awry, and transfer too much pigment to the keratinocytes. 
StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum is one of the newly launched StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White products and it's also one of the product that I have been using for the past 14 days.
Can I achieve more translucent and even-toned skin with less hyperpigmentation after14 days of using StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum? Continue to read and I'll revealed it to you......
Let's start with product introduction for StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White range!
Currently this range just launched 3 StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White products and the StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Night Cream will be launch soon. The 3 products are:
  1. StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum
  2. StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Spot Repair
  3. StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Day Lotion SPF 30
About the The StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White products:
  • Contains proprietary accelerator NIA-114™ 
  • Clinically proven to reduce the size of individual dark spots by 82% in 12 weeks
  • Creating a 90% improvement in the overall appearance of facial melasma
  • Work to build a stronger, healthier skin barrier, and normalize the transfer of pigment. 
Alright, back to my review product!
The 30ml (1.7 oz) StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum comes in a convenient and hygienic pump dispenser packaging. With its pump dispencer, make it easy to control the amount to be used in each application.
The ingredients for StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum.

Key Ingredients:
  • Proprietary NIA-114™ (niacin, in the form of Nicotinic Acid) targets the triggers that cause hyperpigmentation by normalizing the transfer of pigments, and rebuilding skin health so you can hold onto new radiance. 
  • Natural Tyrosinase Inhibitors, Vitamin C and Synovea® Skin Brightener (hexylresorcinol), help to regulate melanin formation, which is the source of dark spots, sun spots and age spots. 
  • Vitamin C (stable ascorbyl glucoside) diminishes melanin production, reduces existing melanin, stimulates collagen and acts as a strong antioxidant. 
  • Willowbark Extract, a natural form of salicylic acid, generates cell turnover to shed pigmented cells and improve skin texture.  
  • Betaine, from Sugar Beet, a natural skin softener, minimizes transepidermal water loss (TEWL) for an overall smoother, healthier-looking complexion.
  • Pomegranate Extract, a powerful antioxidant, aids in enhancing cell turnover.
This product claims that can achieve the following results:
Week 2 
  • Skin turnover accelerates; skin tone appears brighter
Week 4 
  • Excess pigmentation diminishes; new radiance begins
Week 8 
  • Pigmentation normalizes; dark spots visibly fade; skin appears luminous
Week 12
  • 85% of women saw a reduction in discolorations, and skin appeared youthful and glowing
The StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum has light and milky texture. This make it easy and quick to absorb when I apply it on my face after toner and before I continue with my moisturizer. Of course, I apply suncreen after my moiturizer in day time.
I usually use 1-1.5 pumps for each application, smooth over entire face and massage into skin. I usually massage more on targeted areas (brown spots and scars areas). Immediately my skin looks a little brighten! This  due to the ability of my skin to reflect light (StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum boost my skin ability to reflect light) and it shows the brightening luminosity!

The skin analysis results I received after my 14 days of using the StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum are shown as below:
The biggest improvement was my skin evenness. My skin evenness from "Intensive care needed" category has improved to "ok" category! I was like "WOW!"when I see this results! :) 
Moisture level has also shown an improvement from "Intensive care needed" category to "ok" category. Pores and oiliness also show an improvement after 2 weeks of using this product!

Remember this question I asked in the beginning of this post?
Can I achieve more translucent and even-toned skin with less hyperpigmentation after14 days of using StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum?
The answers is "YES!"
Check out the photos I took before and after using the StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum in just 14 days!
Overall, my skin looks brighter and radiant. Improve evenness of my skin tone. Lighten my newly formed acne scars on my forehead. I noticed my brown spot near to my left eye has slightly lighten up but it's hard to capture with my camera.

This StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum is a light and non-greasy serum. It's non-comedogenic and paraben-free. I'll continue to use this serum and I have confidence my other brown spots will become visibly lighten after 8 weeks of applications. :)

The StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum is currently available at STRIVECTIN counters in PARKSON PAVILION, KLCC, 1 UTAMA, GURNEY PLAZA, ISETAN The Gardens and METROJAYA Mid Valley at a price of RM347 (30ml / 1.7 oz).

Product Review: Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation SPF 30

"No Foundation Foundation", I really like this statement! What's that? It's the Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation SPF 30, a tinted non-chemical SPF sunscreen that provides natural translucent coverage for smooth and glowing finish!  Yes, today I'm gonna review this cosmecueticals product.
The Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation SPF 30 comes in a brown glass bottle of 30ml. This glass pump bottle has a sleek design. This  glass pump pump gives a little weight when bring for traveling and of course you must handle it with care!
It's the story telling time where I'm gonna share with you how this star product is born.
As the dermatologist to many of the world's most famous faces, their special needs are often an inspiration for the creation of new products. When more than one celebrity make-up artist asked Dr. Perricone for a type of foundation that would let the star's natural radiance and beauty shine through, No Foundation Foundation was born. The Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation SPF 30 is created to keep skin looking dewy and flawless, it is also the perfect complement to the Perricone 3-Tiered Program, whose cornerstone, the Anti-Inflammatory diet, is justly famous for restoring a vibrant radiance to skin.
The ingredients of Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation SPF 30.
The key ingredients:
Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide 
  • provides non-chemical SPF 30 sunscreen protection.
  • an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant
  • provides firming and toning benefits, enhances facial contours, and enhances the strength of other antioxidant therapies
Alpha Lipic Acid
  • Is an ultimate antioxidant protects the cell
  • it helps to : diminish fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration, refine skin texture, and reduce pore size, puffiness, imperfections and uneven skin tone
Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation SPF 30 is a very lightweight tinted suncreen. It's oil-free as stated in the press kit. I am using it in day time after my daily skincare routine, basically its is a tinted sunscreen. This product absorbs quickly into my skin and give me an instant translucent look and my pores size has become less visible. One thing I like about this product is no heavy feeling or feel sticky after my application. This product comes in one universal shade, which means one shade for all ages and all skin types. It also helps to correct skin tone and boosting my skin's moisture. I usually apply my two-way cake pressed-powder or just dab on some loose powder. The Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation SPF 30 does help my makeup to last longer. My face is less shine in day time.
One thing you are recommended to follow when applying this product, apply the Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation SPF 30 evenly in gentle circular motions. This helps to blend well.
The skin analysis results before and after the 14 days challenge. The pore has shown an improvementin the skin analysis and moisture also has improved!
Look, my pores size has become less visible after using the Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation SPF 30!
'I took special care in formulating No Foundation Foundation with a non-chemical SPF 30 to deliver protection against sun damage, making it ideal for all skin types, even the most sensitive' 
- Dr. Perricone

Available at ISETAN The Gardens, ISETAN KLCC, ISETAN Bandar Utama, METROJAYA Mid Valley, PARKSON KLCC, PARKSON PAVILION and SEPHORA at a price of RM 223 for 30ml.

Beyond the Basic: A Discovery to a New Age Skincare (Blogger Event)

Two weeks ago, I was invited to Parkson, KLCC for Beyond the Basic: A Discovery to a New Age Skincare (Blogger Event).
Miss Rebeccah shared with us the New Age of Skincare - COSMECEUTICAL.
Basically it is like the simple formula as shown in the below picture.
  • a combination of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals
  • with scientific proven technology
  • contains very effective ingredients
  • specially targeted to our concern (targeted on cellular layer)
Therefore, Cosmeceuticals are products that go beyond the basics of skincare products through :
  • ingredients
  • potency
  • efficacy
  • results
StriVectin, BREMENN, Perricone MD and TALIKA are the four cosmeceuticals skincare introduced to us on that day.
StriVectin®, the clinical anti-aging expert.  StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum, (RM347) StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Spot Repair (RM186) and StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Day Lotion SPF 30 (RM285) were the 3 newly launched products from StriVectin.

Perricone MD, by Dr.Nicholas Perricone. He was the first to introduce The Inflammation-Aging theory. Cold Plasma (RM 669) and No Foundation Foundation (RM223) were the two main focus products in this blogger event.
 Cosmeceuticals products in this blogger event:
Talika LIPOCILS EXPERT (RM185) and Lash Conditioning Cleanser (RM 110)
Serius Dark Circles? (RM235) and Upper Eyelid Lifter (RM235)

After the product introduction, all of us were gone through an skin analysis. Maybe we ahve these problems:  Droopy eyelids, puffy and dark eye circles, wrinkles, sagging skin, pigmentation and spots, deep facial creases, sensitivity, dull skin, thin and short eyelashes......
Results from the skin analysis. Basically I have uneven skin tone, skin lack of moisture (dehydration) and oiliness.
Therefore, they recommended me to use two cosmeceuticals products for my 14 days challenge!
 StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum
 Perricone MD Foundation Foundation
for my uneven skin tones!
ZhengNorahs is ON cosmeceuticals 14 days challenge!

Bandung here we come!

Bandung here we come!
See you girls @ airport!

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Official Launching of Impiana KLCC Hotel's Club Tower

21st May 2012, was a meaningful day for Impiana KLCC Hotel. Member of medias and bloggers were invited to the official launching of this leading four-star business class hotel.  
On this a sunny afternoon, Impiana KLCC Hotel's new Club Tower was officiated  was officially launched by Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad, Mayor of Kuala Lumpur and witnessed by Encik Hashim Wahir, CEO of KLCC Property Holdings Berhad and Dato’ Seri farouk Abdullah, Chairman of Impiana Hotels and Resorts Management Sdn Bhd. 
Ribbon Cutting- from left En Hashim Wahir, Yang berbahagia Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad Ismail, Dato Seri Farouk Abdullah, Yang Berbahagia Mr. Harry K. Menon and Gerard Sta Maria.
The Impiana KLCC Hotel is owned by Heritage Lane Sdn Bhd (a wholly owned subsidiary of KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd as the Master Developer of Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC),  announced its expansion with:
  • A brand-new, smart 25-storey Club Tower which is now fully complete and ready to welcome guests. 
  • The newly completed tower boasts an air-conditioned pedestrian bridge that links the hotel directly to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KL Convex) and also provides convenient access to the vivacious Bukit Bintang area.
Signing of Plaque - from left En Hashim Wahir, Yang berbahagia Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad Ismail, Dato Seri Farouk Abdullah and Yang Berbahagia Mr. Harry K. Menon.

Strategically located within the vicinity of the majestic PETRONAS Twin Towers and the ultra-modern Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, whilst being advantageously located within the city’s entertainment, shopping and business hub, the Impiana KLCC Hotel is a leading four-star business class hotel and winner of the best 4 Star City Hotel Award 2008/2009 by the Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia. 
Encik Hashim Wahir, CEO of KLCC Property Holdings Berhad and Yang Berbahagia Mr. Harry K. Menonwith VIp guests.
 The new Club Tower comprises of:
  • 188 units of aesthetically designed club rooms and suites, including the grand 2-bedroom Impiana Suite.
  • A roof top restaurant and chill-out bar on the 15th floor; scheduled to be opened in August 2012.
  • A modern and well-equipped Club Gym on the 25th floor with a magnificent view of the PETRONAS Twin Towers.
  • A Club Lounge replete with a full suite of business facilities.
  • Ample parking space totaling 160 bays.
Press Conference - Yang Berbahagia Mr Harry K Menon, Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad Ismail, En Hashim Wahir and Dato Seri Farouk Abdullah.
Impiana KLCC Hotel has been awarded on multiple occasions for its high quality and superior standards of customer service. Some of the milestones of these achievements are:
  • The HotelCheck Award 2012 by, a leading German travel website. Having met all the necessary criteria to be conferred the title of Top Hotel on the Country’s No. 1 list of preferred hotels, HotelCheck has recognised Impiana KLCC Hotel to be one of the 99 most popular hotels in the world and has placed it at the number one position out of the 356 hotels in Kuala Lumpur. 
  • A 5 Star standard recognition for the hotel’s Swasana Spa, by the Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia, for the period of 2011 to 2014. The Swasana Spa is the Impiana KLCC Hotel’s in house signature spa, fully managed and operated by the hotel. These superior spa rating standards are only usually granted to an establishment that has been fully operational for a minimum of three years. 
  • The Ron Brooks Award 2011 for the hotel’s Executive Chef Helmut Lamberger by the Chainne de Rotisseur Committee, in recognition of his dedication, commitment and insightful leadership. This distinguished award is given out on an annual basis to the best chef of the year, selected by a stringent set of guidelines and in extreme confidentiality by a distinguished committee member, appointed as judge.
No photo of me with other blogger friends in this launching event as I was rushing back to work.
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Friday, May 25, 2012

The Official Launch of MATRIX - the US No.1 Professional Hair Care In Malaysia

MATRIX, the No. 1 brand in American Salons is the latest haircare brand launched by L’Oreal Malaysia. This is a leading American salon brand created by hairdressers for hairdressers.
I was invited to attend this amazing launch party! L’Oreal Malaysia has transforming the event venue: Neverland @ Jalan Kia Peng, into a world of Matrix – fully equipped with a 11 foot Matrix photowall and its very own ‘Matrix’ statue of liberty.
Let's start with history of MATRIX:
  • Matrix was founded in 1980 by an American husband and wife hairdressing team: Arnie and Sydell Miller.   
  • A brand created by hairdressers for hairdressers, Arnie Miller had only one vision: “I look forward to the day when every hairdresser can proudly say ‘I am a hairdresser.’”  
  • With the recent launch of Matrix in Malaysia, this innovative and dynamic brand is now present in 58 countries and more than 275,000 salons globally.
Matrix is a brand for every salon.  By providing hairdressers with a full range of professional salon products, accessible education and business-building programs that allow them to be successful, Matrix wants hairdressers to “Imagine All You Can Be” so that their dreams can become a reality.  With a strong focus on education, every Malaysian hairdresser can NOW be connected to the latest trends in styles and cuts !  Matrix is committed to sharing its passion, knowledge and creativity to those who are connected with the brand.

The presence of celebrity guests such as Yeoh Yan Yan, Jack Lim, Gan Mei Yan, Jeff Chin, Gillian Hung, Daphne Iking, Vanida Imran, Chermaine Poo, Annabelle Kong, Tracy Cheong, Karena and many more.
L’Oreal Malaysia’s Managing Director, Andrew Stanleick, Gillian Hung, Albert Nicomedes and other VIP guests.

As I was walking in, I can see the entire venue was truly filled with the American spirit to match the dynamic energy of this No. 1 brand in American Salons.
Models with the newly launched MATRIX products.
ZhengNorahs with media friends.
The stage
This launch party received an overwhelming response 1200 attendees, all of which included Matrix’s official distributors: Hairizon and New & Modern, members of the media, renowned celebrities and of course, participants from the hair trade.
The lively emcee Serena C for the launch party.
Welcome speech by Andrew Stanleick, L’Oreal Malaysia’s Managing Director
In the words of Andrew Stanleick, L’Oreal Malaysia’s Managing Director:
‘ Matrix possesses the very qualities that L’Oréal believes in: It is dynamic, daring,  full of energy, and most importantly, it is developed to connect and touch the hearts of not only hairdressers but also the consumers of Matrix’
Product introduction by Heng Thang Yih, General Manager.

The amazing Matrix hairshow starts.....
The first segment of the show, IMAGINE – featured celebrity model Amber Chia as an Angel with avant garde hair in the Garden of Eden backdrop.
The highlight of the evening was none other than the amazing Matrix hairshow; brought to life by Matrix’s very own Global Artist Ambassador: Ammon Carver
Ammon Carver, Matrix’s renowned artistic director is based in New York.  
Being with Matrix for 7 years has given him an outstanding list of credentials that include but are not limited to: Vanity Fair, Vogue, Seventeen, Marie Claire;
and his celebrity clientele includes A-listers such as Kate Beckinsale, Amanda Seyfried, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Biel, Lisa Kudrow and many more.
The second segment of the show, COLLECTION, displayed the artist’s interpretation of Matrix’s collection looks.
The third segment, named INSPIRATION was a theatrical performance by duo Ammon Carver with his muse, Carmen Koh – while dancers acted as props on stage to give Ammon the hair pieces.
Ammon Carver, alongside his fantastic line-up of models wowed the audience with an amazing show that personified Matrix’s tagline of “IMAGINE ALL YOU CAN BE”.
Finally, the grand finale CELEBRATION, showcased Ammon’s interpretation of commercial and high-fashion hair with live styling demo.
Ammon Carver together with the marketing team, hairdressers and models celebrated the successful of Matrix hairshow.

With the launch of Matrix in Malaysia, both  hairdressers and consumers will benefit from all that Matrix has to offer ; from full range of products to the latest trends to the most innovative technology – all at an affordable price.  
Photo of the night, 
ZhengNorahs with Ammon Carver
This was an awesome launch party with the amazing hairshow  by Ammon Carver. 
Check out the MATRIX haircare range at your nearest salon.