Saturday, February 29, 2020


The only one time that I regretted for not using eye cream as often as I should is when I found out there's an un-erasable wrinkle right beneath my right eye. I was going through some low period in life and didn't put much attention to my daily skin care routine hence my skin are kind dry up and wrinkles start to appear here and there especially around my eyes.

Like I mentioned above, once wrinkle appear it means forever. I kid you not, there wrinkles are there to stay! Hence after I got out from the slump, I only have myself to blame that I didn't manage to take good care of myself and let my eyes tell the years of my life more than I myself does. lol. 

So the first step and most important step in skincare is to take care of my eyes and its surroundings so that it will prevent fine lines and wrinkles from appearing. Here are some eye care selections that I personally use or recommended for future use if you're looking to increase the charismatic look of your eyes.

from right to left:
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum
AHC The Real Eye Cream for Face (PURE)
Kiehl's Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate 

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum

93% of users saw the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles in just 4 weeks! As claimed from their official website, Murad's Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum is a new addition into Murad's wide range of skincare targeting different areas of skin concerns. 

This newly improved formula for Murad's Retinol series delivers fast result yet gentle to the skin. It is suitable to use by any skin type and provides 24 hours hydration to eyes area with instant brightening effect once it's apply to the skin. For users who tested this products for 4 weeks, 93% of them find reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, 87% of them noticed skin around their eyes appear firmer and 90% of them saw a more revitalised, youthful eye area skin. 

comes with pump nozzle, for fuss free application

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum is formed by scientific proven effective ingredients such as  Retinol Tri-Active Technology (a retinol booster to fight fine lines and wrinkles) , Cotton Wool Grass Extract for 24 hours hydration, Marine Kelp Complex to for revitalise eye areas. Murad's product are also free of harmful ingredients such as paraben, sulphates, gluten, phthalates and animal derived ingredients.

Retinol is a powerful yet gentle ingredients because as a Vitamin A derivative, it is the gold standard in skincare ingredients as it helps to speed cells turnover, helps to improve and minimise the sign of ageing. Retinol also enhances skin's brightness, even out skin tones and able to deliver rapid, visible results.

light gel texture, easily absorbed into skin

Suggested to use both AM (do wear SPF protection) and PM, after patting the light-weight gel around skin areas, it is quickly absorbed into skin areas, leaving a cooling and moisturised effect on skin. Skin area's skin tone is immediately brighten up and I can feel the hydration the product provides. 

If you're looking for a fast result eye serum, be sure to add Murad's Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum into your shopping cart. 

AHC The Real Eye Cream for Face (PURE)

Honestly, I was confused when I first got this product I was like: is the for the eye or for the face hahahaha. But after I read about this eye cream, I was shook by the fact of 1 sold for every 2 seconds in Korea, that's how popular this AHC eye cream is. 

Packaged in tube form, AHC The Real Eye Cream for Face is made for BOTH eye areas and face. Yes you read this right, it is an anti-ageing solution that can be apply all around face area hence it is packaged 60ml per tube, an sufficient amount to be use for both eyes and face.

square shaped nozzle, however it's hard for the tube to stand when capped due to its design

AHC The Real Eye Cream for Face (Pure) is formulated with:

  • Vitamin B5 (Pathenol) - a soothing and moisturising properties that nourish skin to its fullest
  • Hyaluronic Acid - a deep-hydrating moisture-retaining properties that hydrates dry and sensitive skin
  • Peptide Ingredient - improves skin elasticity for a firmer and plumper look

With a slight hint of floral fragrance, this eye cream for face uses a cutting edge micro-emulsions technique that helps protects the ingredients in whole, but breaks when apply onto skin and let skin absorbed the nourishing ingredients into deeper layer of skin. 

Emulsify from gel to water-like texture, this eye cream is easily to smoothen out on skin

To be use both day and night, you can choose to use this as eye cream or as face cream:
  • Eye Treatment: lightly dab around the eye are until absorbed
  • Face Treatment: after cleansing, apply this Real Eye Cream for Face evenly on entire face and gently massage for better absorption. 

60ml of Real Eye Cream for Face is gonna last me a very, very long time!

Kiehl's Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate

For people who believes int the power of Vitamin C, this Kiehl's product is for you. For a small amount, it is effective to reduce fine lines around eye areas for a brighter looking eyes. It contains 10.5% of Pure Vitamin C and Haloxyl, hence this bottle of "citrus" is gonna improve the appearance of ageing skin as well as eliminates those dark circles that's been hiding underneath my eyes.

15ml, 10.5% of Pure Vitamin , you do the math

Packaged in an vintage, brown design bottle just like Kiehl's apothecary days, it does add some instagrammable elements by having this on the skincare table. With a pump nozzle, it oozes the creamy eye cream more than usual usage so be sure to just slightly pump it instead of a full press.

Here are the ingredients that contains in this brown bottle:

  • Bitter Orange - a complex chemical that oil is derived from the petal of Bitter Orange tree that's effective at even out skin tone. Bitter Orange is also known as Neroli or Bigarade Orange.
  • Haloxyl - This new and patented ingredients is able to increase skin's density as well as stimulating an enzyme that helps strengthen the under eye capillaries. 
  • Pure Vitamin C - also known as L-Ascorbic Acid, is a highly effective antioxidant that helps boost the radiance of skin, improves texture as well as reduce fine lines and wrinkles 

It is advice to use this eye cream in a more accurate manner because it does have burning sensation for some people as well as burn the eyes if the cream gets too close to the lash line. As for me, I liked the first note of the bitter orange smell but after awhile the fragrance turn into a steel-like aroma which I kinda wanna erase it.

The amount of one pump is too much in my opinion

With its high rating, it's not hard to see why users like Kiehl's Powerful Strength Line Reducing Eye Brightening Concentrate as it does deliver result as promised.

Which will be your next eye cream?

I hope you have fun reading bout this eye care selection that I specially curated and do leave comment if you have a any personal suggestion when it comes to eye cream. Can't wait to discover more effective and useful skincare products! 

For more information:

Murad's Official Website

AHC Official Website

Kiehl's Official Website

Saturday, February 22, 2020


Okay I think by now everyone is aware of how much I love Japan and their stuff be it skincare, cosmetics, house ware, food & snacks etc, like I literally wish I could stay in Japan for 1 to 2 months every season! Their craftsmanship and service are so freaking mind blowing amazing that it's hard for a Malaysian like me to comprehend. 

A bit out of the topic but yes, I'm so happy and grateful everytime I get the chance to use and share about Japanese products, it's like a signal from the universe to show me that Japan knows my love for it. This time, the products I'm going to share with you are products from Utena - one of Japanese best selling skincare brand that many Japanese are using too. I saw a lot of people buying this brand's products at Donki and drugstores, which totally tell why it's one of the popular skincare brand among other Japanese brand.

Don't know why I forgot to include this "group photo" into my recent Instagram post XD

As you can see there are as many as 7 different type of Golden Jelly Masks you can choose from this Utena Premium Puresa Golden Jelly Mask selection and each packet of mask weights about 33g! That's super crazy because I've never encounter mask packet that's as heavy as this! Loaded with tons of golden goodness!

Since there are 7 types to choose from, which type is more suitable for my skin you may ask. I'm gonna list down these 7 type of masks and their benefits so you can choose the mask type according to your skin condition. 

Yes, if you notice, due to hormonal reasons every week our skin seems to appear differently, sometimes it's dry, sometimes it's oily, sometimes there are acnes, sometimes just looked plain dull. So choose the mask type according to your skin condition (or mood like me hahahaha).

7 types of Utena Premiume Puresa Golden Jelly Masks are:
  •  DOUBLE COLLAGEN : Contains barley extract that moisturises skin and yeast extract that protects skin from environmental harm, This double collagen type mask will tighten and moisturises skin, boost and nourishes skin so our skin can be withstand the harm brought by harsh weather and environment.
  •  DOUBLE BRIGHTENING : Made with coix seed, rice bran oil, glutinous rice essence and pearl essence for double brightening effect. This mask is use to target dullness of skin, brightens skin tone as well as moisturises skin thoroughly. 
  •  LAVENDER EXTRACTS : Limited edition Hokkaido Lavender extracts! (It got me when it's limited edition) Contains lavender essence that moisturises and balance skin's condition, its refreshing fragrant is very soothing and calming, perfect for night use! With enhanced moisturising power (contains 10 kinds of moisturising ingredients: creaming, squalene, 8 kinds of amino acids) as well as trehalose, this lavender extract mask is gonna fully penetrates all the moisturising goodness deep into skin, which boost skin's moisture and elasticity instantly!
  •  ROSE EXTRACTS : Combining Centifolia Rose extract, collagen, hyaluronic acid and royal jelly, this rose golden jelly mask creates an anti-inflammatory effect on skin as well as moisturising skin and improves skin's dullness. It can also be use for after-sun care that stops the burning of skin and also delivers an anti-oxidation effect to skin.
  •  PEACH EXTRACTS : This special peach type mask's jelly is extracted from fresh peach, combines with 4 types of luxurious beauty ingredients - Hyaluronic acid, royal jelly, collagen and ceramics, skin will be indulge in the goodness of beauty and fruity peach golden jelly mask.
  •  DOUBLE HYALURONIC ACID : Skin needs tons of hyaluronic acid to retain water and keep's skin condition moist and supple, this double hyaluronic acid golden jelly mask contains double the portion of hyaluronic acid, provides all the moisture that skin need. 
  •  DOUBLE ROYAL JELLY : With royal jelly essence and rich gold jelly's anti-ageing benefit, this double royal golden jelly mask instantly boost skin's moisture and elasticity, it also helps maintain skin's suppleness for longer lasting moisturising effect. 

(In case you didn't notice, the "W" in Japanese products packaging means double. Hope this tip helps)

Phew that was a long one! And now I'm gonna show you the quality of this Utena Premium Puresa Golden Jelly Mask because I did try out the mask instantly after I get the products (who can resist!). So I took a series step-by-step photos:

I tried the Double Royal Jelly Golden Jelly Mask

Since this mask is very rich and nourishing, was advised to use the mask once to twice per week. Since each box comes with 3 packets of the mask so it's sufficient for 2 to 3 weeks mask usage, other days just do scrubs to remove dead skin cells to ensure skin can effectively absorb all the nourishment the mask delivers.

contains 3 packets of mask in each box

It's loaded with tons of royal jelly extracts and golden jelly!
Faced a bit of issue trying to open up the sheet mask because it's so rich!

High quality mask material, with the open cut design, this sheet mask adheres and fits my face shape, which is a plus point for me!

I often face the issue when it comes to mask shape because of my bigger, rounder facial feature but this mask fits my face shape and I can easily adhere the mask without any issue. Happy~ 

As less wrinkle as it can be, and I can feel my skin being moisturises by the mask

Although it's hard to notice the difference of my skin condition through the photos, I can feel my skin condition being boosted and nourished after I apply Utena Premium Puresa Golden Jelly Mask. It made my skin feel soft and supple for the whole day that my face is literally glowing! Love the after effect and think my skin condition can be improve if I keep this facial mask routine going for a long period.

If you don't know which one to get, I suggest you to get all 7 types so you can deal with any skin issues any day! That's like 21 masks supply that can last you for 5 and a half month! Totally don't have to worry about running out of mask supple for a long period hahahaha just like me!

Aside from weekly skin "maintenance", you notice there's a luxurious bottle of golden jelly lotion right? I was so excited to try out Utena Premium Puresa Golden Jelly Lotion because I read so many good reviews about it too.

Although I haven't been to Kanazawa 金沢, Japan, but I've heard bout its "Kanazawa Gold Leaf" tradition which is 400 years already. Remember where people used to eat ice cream covered with gold leaf? Yup, this tradition is from Kanazawa.

Since it's beneficial to the body ( and luxurious as well), gold leaf is widely use in food and cosmetic products of Japan. It's water soluble, hence the nano gold leaf extracts can be efficiently absorb into skin, revitalises skin's condition and help boost the absorption of skincare beauty ingredients.

Aside from gold leaf, Utena Premium Puresa Golden Jelly Lotion also has royal jelly essence that repairs damages skin, as well as build up a skin barrier that protects skin from more harmful damages. Neosolue-Aqulio, is the main reason why you should use this bottle of golden jelly lotion right after cleansing and before you apply mask or any skincare routine because it works as a "booster" for skin to absorb more of what you're applying next.

Hence in order to get the best from all the mask and skincare ingredients, it is advisable to use an "enhancer" or "booster" lotion like Utena Premium Puresa Golden Jelly Lotion to prepare skin condition and absorb as much nutrients as it could during skincare routine.

Mesmerized by its golden, luxurious colour

made of lightweight gel type with visible gold leaf! Can't wait to apply these onto my skin. 

This bottle of golden jelly lotion also includes hyaluronic acid, collagen, coix seed extracts and yeast extracts, that keeps skin moisture, maintains elasticity as well as balance skin condition at a healthy level. I love its gel-like texture as well, non greasy and easily absorb into skin but still maintain the dewy moisture glow of skin really make my skin appear healthy at first application!

Thanks to Utena Premium Puresa Golden Jelly Mask & Lotion that make my skin looks so glowy and healthy after I come back from travel. Travel is often exhausted and the tiring makes skin looks dull all the time, but I can feel the difference of my skin after I apply the lotion and mask. 

They are available at major drugstores and beauty shops like Watsons, Aeon Wellness, SaSa Malaysia, as well as Play Up Advance and Tokyo Ninki website. Do check them out when you're around and grab a box of golden jelly mask to try!

For more information:

190ml - RM88

One box 3 packets - RM27.90

Tuesday, February 4, 2020


How's 2020 been treating you so far? I hope you who are reading this have a great start! Can't believe I've been hiatus from my blog since November 2019, there are just so many things in hand I had to juggle with and I wish I have extra time to blog about all the things I wanted to! (You have no idea how many blogging ideas run through my mind all the time!)

Anyway I'm here, with my latest favourite skincare from Murad - Prebiotic 3 in 1 Multi Mist.

This face mist is EVERYTHING! And I meant every word that I typed in this blog post because I have never use any face mist that sprays mist in such delicate ways that it covers all of my face, I can feel my skin being hydrated immediately.

Comes in a sturdy yet convenient packaging, I brought this face mist with me almost everywhere so that I can refresh and re-hydrates my skin anytime anywhere. This peptide-rich, hydrating mist replenish my skin's microbiome and balance the prebiotic of my skin, my skin literally glows after it takes in the nutrients of this face mist.

stylish and slim packaging, I can easily fit this in my toiletries bag or my handbag

Cap is sturdy hence no fear of leakage too 

super fine nozel that sprays fine mist onto face without feeling the harsh "invasion" of face mist lololol (you get me right?)

such gentle and fine mist sprayed onto face, I'm in love with the feeling of it!

I've brought this Prebiotic 3-in-1 Multi Mist with me during my latest travel to Japan and I have to say it made me fall in love with this face mist even more because it helps my skin combats with the harsh winter weather. 

Usually winter dries out skin fast and with the change of temperature indoor and outdoor, our skin tends to lose moisture even faster than typical tropical weather in Malaysia. Hence it's important to keep skin hydrated all the time so that our skin stays smooth and wrinkles doesn't appear. 

This multi mist is a solution for: 
  • Dehydration
  • Dullness
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Priming and setting makeup 

What makes this face mist stand out from others is its ingredients that contains prebiotic hydrating sugars that promotes the growth of good bacterias on skin that serves as health barrier as well, lock in my skin's nature moisture level with yeast peptide and also forms a breathable "second skin layer" with its Bipolymer complex that makes my makeup stay longer than usual.

Photo taken at Wakayama, Japan
Didn't had enough sleep due to red eye flight and yet my skin glows!  

I spray Multi Mist to prep my skin for makeup because not just my makeup stay for the day, it also helps lock in hydration of my skin as well as puts glow on my skin be it my skin is facing winter weather with temperature as low as 4 degrees celsius. Whenever I feel there's dryness around, I'll just take this Multi Mist out and spray all over my face and it works like wonder!

Be it winter or tropical weather, my skin needs Dr. Murad's Prebiotic 3-in-1 multi mist to keeps it hydrated as much as my body needs water. Available at Murad Malaysia's Official Website and it's selling for RM158/100ml. Try it to believe it!

For more information: