Tuesday, July 9, 2019

MY FIRST FACIAL LASER EXPERIENCE WITH RJ CLINIC

I'm concerned by my skin texture and its flaws, like all the time. 


Yes, me.

me

Eventhough after some heavy foundations + concealers can concealed what seems to be my skin's flaws I may "looked" okay, it still bothers me so much to know that my skin are not as smooth as others and it may have bring me some issues when clients are super picky with model's skin texture. 



And I found that it's hard to look good on video when the acne scars are so obvious under certain kind of lighting and videos are extremely hard to do editing when it comes to flaws, and it really got me feeling jealous of others who have smooth skin texture that they literally are the "I woke up like this" group of people.


And not to mention fine lines and acnes that pops up here and there.
Life's hard all the time don't you think?


Hence when I found out that RJ Clinic (formerly known as Renee Clinic) has this Sublative Laser Resurfacing treatment that treats skin's acne scars, fine lines and even out skin texture, I'm eager to know more about it and try it out. I went to their branch that's located at Rivercity, Jln Ipoh. 





The interior of the clinic is so sparkly clean and pretty it literally put my house to shame. I felt so relaxed and awed by its classic elegant interior design and it kinda soothes the nervousness of mine because this place doesn't feels like a clinic at all. I was served with coffee while waiting to meet Dr. Cheok for my consultation session.



All the certs and awards of the two doctors from RJ Clinic -  Dr. Cheok and Dr. Renee attained



So here's some background of RJ Clinic and the two doctors who runs it:
  • Both of them are qualified, aesthetician physicians (doctor) with Letter of Credentialing & Privileging (LCP)
  • One of the TOP 10 best aesthetic clinic in Malaysia
  • more than 3000 patients treated





personalised consultation session


I'm very honest with Dr. Cheok that I have zero knowledge regarding aesthetic procedures because I don't feel like doing anything "major" on my face, I just want my skin texture to smoothen and even out, and acne scars to disappear, it will be great if fine lines can be remove as well (Do I sounded demanding? lololol)


He explained to me in patience everything about the Sublative Laser Resurfacing procedure, and what will I get as result alongside with some before & after photos from previous cases of patients he treated with said laser treatment. I know that this procedure has some down time for recovery process as well. 



WHAT IS SUBLATIVE LASER RESURFACING?


This FDA approved laser treatment uses radio frequency energy to contact deeper skin layer's connective tissue and it stimulates the tissue hence skin surface is lifted, fine lines and scars are lighten bit by bit after a few treatments without any unnatural appearances. 


Anesthetic (numbing cream) will be applied onto my face and after 30 mins of waiting time, the Sublative Laser Resurfacing procedure will take about 40mins to be done. Down time (recovery) is about 3 days - 1 week depends on skin condition. After thoroughly understand what will be done, expected result as well as the after effect, I'm good to go!



Let's took some before and after photo



It's fine if you show up to the clinic with full makeup because the nurses there have some good skill in removing makeups as well as cleaning up your face that it almost felt like facial session and I'm falling asleep!



make sure my face is squeaky clean before applying numbing cream







anesthetic procedure done and then I'll have to wait for 30 minutes for the numbing sensation to work


Luckily I have super comfortable bed as well as some TV entertainment 


Can even goof around while waiting lololol
Hahahaha never see myself like this before, I can't feel my face at all!



After waited for the anesthetic to work, Dr. Cheok made some final explanation of my face condition and is ready to hit my face with the laser gun.



Okay, I'm not gonna lie, it does hurt a bit... Maybe my tolerance to pain has went lower throughout these years and I needed a stress ball to release my tension. Dr. Cheok was nice to wait for my nervousness went over before he continue to finish the whole process, it was rare to see such patient doctor in Malaysia nowadays. 








Each and every skin area of my face are run through with the laser gun at least 2 - 3 times depends on my skin condition and right after the process done, I can feel the heat sensation on my face. Great, that means that the radio frequency energy is working underneath my skin layer and I can't wait for the down time to be over!


Dr. Cheok applied moisture cream with UV protection onto my face


I was given some cleansing gel and moisturiser after the laser treatment and was told to avoid UV at all times as my skin is in fragile state and extra UV might darken the pigmentation and forms unwanted pigmentation while skin is healing. I literally hide at home for 2 days post treatment and slabs on tons of UV protection before I head out on the 3rd day.


POST TREATMENT RECOVERY PROCESS

DAY 1- Redness and sore, I still can feel the heat on my face.

Day 2 - Not so much heat was felt, scabs are forming and redness reduced.


Day 3 - No more heat sensation on skin, scabs has harden and I applied tons of sunscreen before head out

Day 4 - It has healed 60% I would say? Just waiting for the remaining scabs to remove itself 



Here's an even more accurate before and after laser treatment comparison photo:




My unevenness has been smoothen out A LOT after I did the Sublative Laser Resurfacing treatment and also I felt that my skin appear brighter and firmer too compare to before! My skin condition has balance out a bit hence it was not as oily as my skin used to be, honestly I'm really happy about the result! 



So in terms of cost saving + visible result, I think Sublative Laser Resurfacing treatment from RJ Clinic is really the best choice if you were like me want remove visible acne scars and increase evenness on skin surface and skin tone. Just look at the before and after photos of mine you'll definitely notice the difference. This laser treatment is priced at RM1500 per treatment for whole face and they're having a buy 3 treatment package FREE 1 treatment promo, and don't forget to quote another promo code of mine "REIKOxLASER" to get free silkpeel facial with every treatment purchased!


To a smoother and brighter future!



For more information:

RJ CLINIC OFFICIAL WEBSITE

JALAN IPOH BRANCH
No 468-G-9, Ground floor, block G, Rivercity, 3rd Mile Jalan Ipoh, 51200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +6 0166651113

ATIVO PLAZA
B-F-10, Ativo Plaza, Persiaran Perdana, Bandar Sri Damansara, 52200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +6 0166651353



Wednesday, July 3, 2019

BALLIN WITH MY SHINY MERC

*trying hard to look cool with my title lololol*


Sorry for the "showing off" tone on my title but I really meant it with the term  "shiny Merc"! All thanks to Ceramic Pro who brings life to my car after a year driving it without those protection coatings. 





2 years ago, when Fei (my bf) purchased his new car, he did some research on car coatings and window tinting services available in Malaysia and came across Ceramic Pro Malaysia which by then located at Glenmarie area. We traveled all the way from Batu Caves to Subang just because there are a lot tons of positive reviews from other car owners. It was a pleasant experience back then and we're pretty much satisfied with the products and services for the money we paid. 



2 years later, Ceramic Pro has opened up a new branch in Setia Alam and I decided to send my another car to do the coating because I'm sick and tired of having to clean my car often due to Malaysian weather  (right after you wash your car it decided to rain so more dust stick on the car, anyone get me and my pain??? lol). Fei's car still looking new and shiny after two years hence I made up my mind to send my car to Ceramic Pro.








So what's Ceramic Pro and why Ceramic Pro?


Technically speaking, Ceramic Pro is a type of clear, ceramic coating that can be applied in multiple layers that can be transformed into permanent durable but flexible ceramic shield after polymerization (chemical reaction). It has self cleaning properties as well as 3 times more hardness compare to car body alone.




This nanoceramic company established its name since year 2010 and till today, they have more than 5000 installers worldwide and are available in more than 70 countries worldwide. All products within the Ceramic Pro range has proven non-toxic and has been extensively tested by SGS.



Of course, best part of this coating to me is the self cleaning effect! I love how easy to clean Fei's car after he did the coating. Literally any type of common stain ( I don't know bout marker pen or crayon stains from kids tho, you might want to check with Ceramic Pro) you might encounter during your drive - mud, dust, bird shit etc... Just rinse them with water and wipe them away! As easy as that!



And also, your car will always look brand new too due to the coating. Even if it doesn't shine bright anymore, they have 5-10 years of warranty depends on the package you choose from so you can always bring your car back to their service centre to do the coating maintenance again. The whole process will took about 8 hours so make sure you block your day when send your car to Ceramic Pro for the coating service (or maybe give yourself a break, just chill at their lounge area or take grab to nearest Setia Alam Mall for a movie!).




car coating bay area

I'm the first customer to arrive on that day and I left my car there and head to one of the cafe that's located just few minutes grab drive away. I took the GOLD PACKAGE which consist 6 layers of nano ceramic coating as well as 7 years warranty. The person in charge of Ceramic Pro Setia Alam branch - Lucas is so helpful and kind that he updates me each and every step of the process that's been done onto my car when I was away. It's by then only I realise my car's body have so many stone chips and scratches.





These are the process Ceramic Pro Malaysia does their coating on your car:

STEP 1: CAR WASH & CLAY BAR PROCESS

STEP 2: PAINT CORRECTION

STEP 3: CERAMIC PRO COATING APPLICATION

STEP 4: INFRARED CURING PROCESS

STEP 5: MAGNUS PRO PAINT PROTECTION FILM


And voilà! Car will be as good as new! I can't believe my eyes after I saw the differences between before and after photos that Ceramic Pro sent to me. The 1 year old car has transform into a brand new car after one day of coating process. It's kinda amazing if you ask me.









Those minor scratches are gone after the coating process, like a magic touch from photoshop except it is done by professional well-trained staff who are very good at what they're doing. They take their job seriously and make sure each and every surface of my car are well polished and covered in coatings.  I'm seriously impressed by their serious working attitude when I was back from lunch and saw my car still undergo coating process. 



Paint correction process





Ceramic Pro Coating application



Not just car body, even the smaller parts like headlights and inner surface of door handle are protected using Magnus Pro's Paint Protection Film to avoid scratches on those areas. For my package, basically everything from exterior to interior is coated with Ceramic Pro except for my engines. It really does make my car washing task become easier as I just need to clean my car with normal soap and no waxing required at all!






Magnus Pro Paint Protection Film applied onto headlights and door handle area





If you are very much afraid of hassles like me but at the same time enjoy a clean-looking car for most of the day, I really do highly recommend Ceramic Pro Malaysia and their services. Not just their products last long and also deliver maximum results, the professional and friendly staff do gives me good impression and made me enjoyed their services. This is why I choose to protect my car with Ceramic Pro, and it's already my second engagement with them!






Do headover to Ceramic Pro Malaysia's Official Website to checkout their packages as well as detail explanation of the nano ceramic coatings and the benefits they do to protect my car while I'm gonna drive my shiny Merc all around showing off its bling!





For more information:



CONTACT:
(+60)18-2000828
(+60)12-2867997

CERAMIC PRO GLENMARIE BRANCH:


CERAMIC PRO SETIA ALAM BRANCH:


Business hours: 9:30a.m. - 6:30p.m.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

HUYGENS, YOUR BESPOKE FRENCH BEAUTY APOTHECARY

Aside from Japan, my second dream country will always be the romance of Europe - Paris, France. I love the vibes of the people who are living there, savouring life to bits and women taking good care of themselves. There are many good French women aged gracefully and I wanted to be just like them!





The landing of Huygens in Malaysia beauty industry is the answer of taking care myself gracefully like a French woman. A project of organic and bespoke home, bath and beauty products sparks the birth of Huygens in year 2012 and has since used by big names of French like style icon Inès de la Fressange and specially curated candle for Presidency of the Republic France.





During the launch of Huygens, we are honoured to have the brand's founder - Monsieur Sébastien right at the heart of Kuala Lumpur to give us extra insights of this rather-new brand in Malaysian beauty market. 










Being meticulously committed in selecting the finest ingredients to include in all Huygens products, they have certificate to certified their products are organic and respect the people and planet earth in strict criteria. 



Needless to say, Huygens products are 100% against animal testing (cruelty free) and clean without parabens, mineral oils, silicones, artificial colours and chemicals that could harm our skin and body. When you receive products that are produced with care and respect to the environment, you can feel the energy from the products itself, words aren't needed to further elaborate how good they will be to your well-being. 






One of brand's unique selling point is create your very own products with your favourite scent - BESPOKE method. We often seen bespoke in perfumes and makeup but I really love the concept of Huygens' bespoke body and beauty products that this innovative concept can spur up to 192 different types of combination using just 12 neutral base products as beginning.







In other words, start choosing your body, bath and hair collection from 12 neutral base products (body wash, hand wash, scrub etc), then add in preferred essential oils. There 15 natural essential oils available to choose from with fancy French name such as Mélange du matin that will definitely help me start my day with joy and so on. 








After choosing both base products and essential oils, here's comes the professionals of Huygens that will create your customized products in strict and hygienic manner using scientific tools such as pipette. Monsieur Sébastien did a short demo of how the bespoke products are created and one of the lucky guest walkaway with product of her choice!


Aside from bespoke beauty collection, I'm actually eyeing from Huygens are these:

The perfume collections



And I really, really, really love the scent of this beauty!


These unique creations from Huygens are created by the best French noses and they are all organic flower water without any colorants nor harmful UV filters. I love how "pure" the smell of their fragrances are that immediately transform me to those famous jardin of Paris. I'm not fond of rosy note perfumes all these years but I'm pretty sure Les Roses is in my perfume wishlist!




Huygens currently offering 2 citrus colognes and 3 eau de parfums, 






By working with France local suppliers and create their cosmetics locally at France, Huygens has actually limit their CO2 emissions and only packaging, shopping bags and gift boxes are made from recycled paper, cardboard and all are recyclable or biodegradable.







I am more than happy that Malaysians have the option of choosing made-in-France bespoke products that cares for not only our body and mind, but also the human that are producing our products as well as the planet we're living in. 



Do try Huygens stores for an unique in-store experience where you get to sample beauty products that are 100% clean and natural!









Huygens stores are located at:

  • Robinsons, The Garden Mall
  • Robinsons Kuala Lumpur Shoppes Four Season Place
  • Parkson 1 Utama
For hassle free shopping, you can also go to Huygens Malaysia's e-shop at www.huygens.my. I just did my online shopping yesterday and I'm waiting for my parcel to reach! They're having this facial duo in such a great price I can't wait to try them out!



Maybe a girls trip to Huygen's headquarter at Le Marais, Paris?
I really wanted to see the 17th century built vintage shop with my own eyes!



For more info, do visit:

www.huygens.my

Huygens Malaysia Official Instagram

Huygens Malaysia Official Facebook Page

*Huygens Bespoke Body, Bath and Hair Collection ranges from RM165 - 308.
*Perfumes are priced from RM499 - RM575