Saturday, 16 November 2019

How to use Eye Cream for Face ft AHC K-beauty



When I first heard that this Korean skin care brand going to have a workshop soon, I'm pretty much excited to know more. Being a Butterfly Projects members, I always got the opportunity to discover beauty brands together with the Blogger community. All thanks to our great mamasan, Tammy and the helper team.
































It was a good Saturday morning that I actually came quite early even before the mall started business hours. This event was held at Northpoint Residences, Mid Valley City. (Just opposite to the mall only). Walking in to the room of the workshop setting, the first things is WOW! Such a warm colour
ambiance, candle light and calming music just alike spa feeling. With my 'classmate' of the day, Vivian such a cutie. Looking at the table setting, how I wish my every day table can be like that. haha..








AHC brand introduction
I'm sorry if I have delayed you into the brand introduction first cause I want to share every details of the workshop with you. As you know, AHC is a Korean skin care brand but what makes them so interesting and fame for is they're born from aesthetic clinics. AHC stands for Aesthetics Hydration Cosmetics. All products created based on the principle of Aesthe balance. You know Korean is very famous for the aesthetic procedure and no matter what their skin always look the most perfects.

Let's discover the secrets of Korea #1 Aesthetic Skin Care Brand together, the AHC beauty ritual for an at home spa experience.


Prepping skin with the Premium Hydra B5 Toner and Lotion.



The highlight of the products, The Real Eye Cream for Face.




Before the workshop, we have been informed to wear no make up to the event. (Imagine the braveness!). So during workshop, we can straight prep our skin using the Premium Hydra B5 Toner and Lotion. I'm admiring the triangular shape of the product packaging, it's look premium and also the pleasant scent content. It's work immediately absorb into the skin for hydration, soothing and protect even the most sensitive skin.


How to use Eye Cream for Face?




When talking about eye cream, it's usually came in small size of tube and the content is more concentrated. But for AHC, they recommend using an eye cream for your entire face!! That's why I'm pretty much excited to know more. AHC created The Real Eye Cream for Face, a powerful anti-aging and anti-wrinkle cream which with one bottle sold every 2 seconds in Korea! Now do you get the relation feeling? It mean using a concentrated products not only on your eye area but entire face for best skin care results.

Alright looking back at the packaging first, the size is bigger compared to usual eye cream. It's feel luxury with the gold on. The easy to use tube contain came out white cream concentrated and during massaging into the skin, it changes to clear as products absorb into the skin.





AHC Beauty Ritual using Eye Cream for Face

Step 1 - Application : Apply lines of cream under the eyes, forehead, cheeks and chin.

Step 2 - Neck : Massage the neck form the front to the back, applying pressure using the palms of your hands.

Step 3 - Face : Massage from the center of face outwards applying pressure towards temples behind the ears and continuously towards the contour of the jawline and chin.

Step 4 - Eye bags : Stroke the lower frame of the eyes with ring finger increasing the pressure towards the temples and lifting the eye brows.

Step 5 - Eye lids : Gently press the upper frame of the eyes and eye lids towards the temples.

Step 6 - Mouth : Using the middle finger to lift the corners of your mouth to prevent laugh lines and to draw blood circulation to the mouth area to make your lips fuller.

Step 7 - Nose : Apply pressure at the bridge of the nose on each side and stroke upwards.

Step 8 - Face : Form a fist and stroke the forehead upwards using the soft part of the knuckles.

Step 9 - Ear : Make a peace sign. Place fingers between the ear and massage.

Step 10 - Neck and shoulder : Face to the right 45 degrees keeping the body and shoulders facing forward. Place your right hand behind the left ear, stroke down to the neck and towards the shoulders. Apply generous amount of pressure to release tension around the neck and lymph nodes. Repeat the same on the other side.


My Verdicts
The creamy formulations is very suitable to use with massaging methods on face. It leave the skin feeling very nourished, lifted and relax scented. I'm liking it very much. I'll use it on every day just before bed time following all the steps above. In case I'm feeling too tired to do all those steps, I'll just apply a small amount of cream on the eye area.




Before the workshop ends, AHC also taught each of us to accept, appreciate and love our self first. Sometimes I may forget about being myself while chasing for perfection. Be grateful!








With The Butterfly Projects ladies and also gentleman, we're happy to mingle around and learn new things together especially related to beauty stuff. Special thanks to photographer of the day, Eros for some photo used in this post.


Good News
You too can join this beauty workshop just like us!! Details as below.




Where to find AHC products?
Look into Watsons store or visit Hermo online shop. The Eye Cream for Face has a smaller size too for you to try out first. In case you want to know the actual size products price at RM 118.




Friday, 23 August 2019

Love your skin with Lennox Collagen this August + baking Berry Souffle Cheese recipe



What do you know about collagen?

When some one mentioned collagen, what do you think or what you know about it? If you're into beauty things, you definitely heard good things about collagen. But first collagen is found in our own body. So why do we still need collagen intake? As aging, your own collagen production will be lesser thus you need to eat more healthily or else top up with some supplement. In the market you'll see there're many types or brand that claim to be benefit to your body especially in beauty lines. In case you don't know, collagen is widely use in medical line.

So what kind of collagen is best for supplement? Look for hydrolyzed collagen cause it's reduced to small peptides which can be ingested in the form of a dietary supplement or functional foods and beverages with the intent to aid joint and bone health and enhance skin health.

Hydrolyzed collagen has a much smaller molecular weight in comparison to native collagen or gelatin. Studies suggest that more than 90 % of hydrolyzed collagen is digested and available as small peptides in the blood stream within one hour. From the blood, the peptides containing hydroxyproline are transported into the target tissues such as skin, bones and cartilage, where the peptides act as building blocks for local cells and help to boost the production of new collagen fibers. PS: This info derived from Wikipedia for your understanding.


So at Lennox, products are manufactured in Malaysia and are backed by continuous research and development. All Lennox products are made using natural, organic and carefully selected ingredients that are scientifically proven to be safe and effective for your well being. Lennox use aqueous marine collagen (fish) which is 100 % water soluble and has a low molecular weight for better digestion compared to conventional collagen. It's also claim to has shorter bond structure that dissolve readily and is absorb more easily by the body. 



Love your skin with Lennox Collagen this August


In case you're excited to try out Lennox collagen after knowing the collagen fact. You should check out https://lennox.com.my/ now for every week crazy deals and contest!! Or else keep scrolling down to find out more details. Lennox has 5 products in their collagen range.



The first Lennox product launched in 2007, Lennox Firm Up + Forte Gold Collagen drinks now has a new hydropower technology with ceramide. It's formulated for those desire to get noticeable improvement from their current skin condition to firmer and bouncy looking skin.




After successful of first products, Lennox came out with first collagen drinks formulated with powder in 2010, Lennox Firm Up + Bright Collagen drinks. This version also upgraded with anti aging complex ingredients of OPC (grape seed extract) and fermented yeast (a source of Co Q10). It's for every one desires to get noticeable improvement from their damage skin to a firmer and radiant looking skin.




Lennox aslo launched first Lennox Firm Up + Men Collagen drinks for men in 2010. Men also need to have a healthy looking skin that designed specially from powdered cactus extract and maritime pine bark extract. These components energise skin cells and reduce excessive oil production that give you instant result for firmer, brighter and healthy looking skin.




New Lennox Firm Up + Ex Collagen drinks is specially formulated to give your skin the double benefits of whitening and hydration. Sakura essence helps lighten uneven skin pigmentation caused by UV rays while apple stem cell functions to renew and repair aging skin cells.




First Lennox Collagen 5000 powder launched in 2014. It's made from high quality fish collagen peptide originated from Japan, enhanced with food based beauty ingredients like Coenzyme Q10, ceramide, amino acid (Arginine) and Vitamin C for your daily beauty needs. Lennox specially designed low calorie, easy to mix powder can be easily dissolved into your favorite drink, for example juice or milk hence it meets the needs of those who wish to attain a fuss free beauty routine. Do you know Lennox collagen also can be use in baking? Let me share with you more at below.


Baking Berry Souffle Cheese using Lennox Collagen 5000 powder at ABC Cooking Studio

My first Berry Souffle Cheese done.

Using 1 tbsp of Lennox collagen in  the Berry Souffle Cheese.

Awesome baking class experience at ABC Cooking Studio, The Garden Mall.

My awesome table mate, Renne, Sylvia and Tiffany.

Alright, let's start baking. Sharing with you how to make 8 pieces of Berry Souffle Cheese.

Ingredients 

Souffle cheesecake
Cream cheese......... 150g
Caster sugar............40g
Egg yolk.................2
Milk........................30cc
Vanilla essence.......approx
Lemon juice............1 tsp
Cake flour................20g
Lennox collagen......1 tbsp

Egg white.................2
Caster sugar..............30g

Berry cheese cream
Cream cheese.................30g
Caster sugar....................15g
Strawberry powder.........1 tbsp
Lemon juice...................1 tsp
Whipping cream.............80g
Lennox collagen.............1 tbsp

Topping
Raspberry jam..............40g
Lemon juice.................1 tsp
Fresh raspberry............8 pcs
Fresh blueberry............16 pcs
Minced pistachio.........approx


Preparation

Souffle cheesecake
  • Bring cream cheese to room temperature 10 minutes before using. 
  • Mix milk and vanilla essence together and heat in a microwave.
  • Preheat the oven (electric oven 150^C).

Berry cheese cream
  • Bring cream cheese to room temperature 10 minutes before using.
  • Keep whipping cream chilled in the chiller.


Instructions

Souffle cheesecake
  1. Place cream cheese in a bowl and whisk until creamy with a hand mixer. Add sugar and mix well.
  2. Pour in egg yolk in 2 additions and mix well each time.
  3. Add milk and vanilla essence in 2 additions, mix well each time. Then add lemon juice and mix well.
  4. Sift in cake flour and Lennox collagen. Mix with hand mixer at speed 1 gently for 1 minute.
  5.  In another bowl, mix the thick part and watery part of egg white with hand mixer. Then whisk until egg white clings to the blades of the hand before adding half of the sugar. Whisk until soft peaks form.
  6. Add the remaining sugar and whisk till stiff peaks form.
  7. Add (6) to (4) in 2 additions. Fold well each time. Then pour batter into the mould, place onto tray and bake. Do not scrap the batter at the sides of the bowl to prevent the cake from sinking.
  8. Check to ensure it is well baked and remove from oven to cool.

Berry cheese cream
  1. Place cream cheese in a bowl and whisk until creamy with hand mixer. Add sugar and mix well.
  2. Add strawberry powder and Lennox collagen into the mixture. Add lemon juice and mix well.
  3. Add whipping cream in 2 -3 additions. Mix well each time. Transfer into a piping bag once it is 80% stiff. Keep it chilled in the chiller before use.

Finishing 
  1. Mix raspberry jam and lemon juice well with a spoon in a small cup.
  2. Add raspberries and blueberries. Mix well.
  3. Cut the tip of the piping bag with berry cheese cream and pipe on top of the souffle cake.
  4. Top with (2) and garnish with pistachio. Decorate with ABC cake pick to finish.


Playing with berry cheese cream to cover the unperfect part. It's okay if not perfect.


Thank you teacher at ABC Cooking Studio. I can't make it without you. Each of the table has one patiently teacher to guide you how to bake the whole things. Definitely a first time good experience and memories for me as I'm nerd in baking. My first Berry Souffle Cheese taste good too.




Special thanks to The Butterfly Projects again for inviting me to join this awesome baking class with Lennox Collagen. Each of us happily bring back the pieces that we just bake and also a box of Lennox Collagen Firm up +Bright drinks.


10 days Challenge with Lennox Collagen Firm up + Bright drinks Review
 





A box of Lennox Collagen Firm Up + Bright drinks contain 20 bottles of liquid and powder. It's quite a heavy box due to the bottle glass packaging. Now you may wonder why such packaging, it's too preserved the contains inside. Each bottle serving size at 50ml. Do not forget to mix with the powder provided unlike others brand. Best chilled first, mix and shake well before drink. The taste is strong of grapes concentrated and delicious too.

Since I'm first time user, I took 1 bottle daily at night for 10 days then 1 bottle every 2-3 days at night as suggested so that only can see result.



Since I have back to back travelling by airplane and by cruise, I came back looking tan, mild sunburn and dry skin. When I see a box of Lennox Collagen on my table still haven't opened yet, I quickly read the instructions and plan a 10 days Lennox Collagen Drinking Challenges. The reason is so that I can see the result as Lennox claims.

Lennox claims that you should achieve whitening effect, anti UV protection, hydrating and nourishing skin, reduce formation of wrinkles, skin cell renewal and improve make up application.

Let me tell here if it's work. In the after photo, you can see the redness spot as I can't avoid monthly acne visiting me. So don't think when you're drinking any collagen drinks your acne will not pop out on your face. But one things that I notice by time, my acne recovery is better. Post acne mark look less inflammable, smoother not bumpy, and less darken spot. My skin overall also look more supply, resume to fairer than tan, and most importantly my make up application is way more smoother. I guess drinking collagen does help in my beauty regime.

Personally I think using suitable skin care products at home, occasionally visiting beauty center, eat healthy choice of food, take supplement wisely, balanced lifestyle of work stress and exercise regularly are all part of maintaining youthful look. How about you??

START LOVING YOUR SKIN RIGHT NOW


Friday, 28 June 2019

Original hair on recovering with Origin Herbal Hair Treatment


  

After beautify my hair with nice hair colour, the consequences of it is having super dry hair and of course the nice colour will go away after some time leaving the yellowish base hair colour which kinda give you the look of unhealthy hair. To rescue it, you must use correct hair care products at home. Other wise, get your hair and scalp check and get treated by expert.

For me personally, other than just cut my hair regularly, colour my hair one to two times yearly, I do visit hair treatment center regularly which is nearer in my town. The reason being is to maintain my scalp and hair in healthy state. Your hair is your beauty crown that people cannot take away from you. This time I have try Bee Choo Origin Herbal Hair Treatment in my Klang town.


Introducing Bee Choo Origin Herbal Hair Treatment 



The founder, Madam Cheah Bee Chew originating form Singapore has established herbal hair and scalp treatment center since 2000. There are 21 outlets in Singapore, 76 outlets in Malaysia and more than 200 outlets across 13 nations in Asia. The brand has won numerous awards in Singapore and Malaysia too. For more info https://origin.com.my/


Before treatment started, first you must know how hair and scalp center charges. Treatment charges are calculated based on your hair length from RM 95 - RM 183 for 1 session. I find their pricing is transparent with no hidden charges and affordable to make a visit regularly if you're a working adult.


If you have more severe hair and scalp problem such as hair loss, premature grey hair, oily itchy scalp, dandruff, bacterial infection you got to think to have continuous treatment to see better result. There are also Herbal Hair Treatment package available.


Visited Origin Herbal Hair Treatment at Klang outlets

The shop outlets is simple and comfortable while the staff are friendly and skill full treating customers hair and scalp. Thanks to Joanne and her team.





If you're nearby in Klang town, find Origin Herbal Hair Tratment Setia Alam,
Setia Alam, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor.

Opening hours every day from 10 30 am - 7pm except Monday. 
Call to make appointment first at 03-3359 0623 .
Check out their Facebook for https://www.facebook.com/OriginHairSA/


The Origin Herbal Hair Treatment process


Before treatment, you get to know your hair and scalp condition first using microscopic camera. Then scalp is clean using their hair spray product while hair spa treatment product used to soften the hair texture first. Herbal treatment then apply on scalp and hair layer by layer. I like the herbal scented on my head during application.

The ingredients used in the Origin Herbal Hair Treatment are:-

  • Gingseng - help to control oiliness of the scalp and reduces hair loss
  • Dang Gui - help to promote blood circulation
  • He Shou Wu - darkens the hair and prevents growth of grey hair
  • Ling Zhi - control dandruff problems and itchy scalp 




This is the most awaiting part where steaming for about 30 minutes time required after herbal hair treatment applied. This process is to ensure the herbal treatment is penetrate into the hair texture and clean the scalp. After that, washing a few times are required. I like the washing part, the shampoo has the cooling effects and you'll distress. Lastly, blow dry the hair only and Origin hair products applied such as tonic on the scalp, oil and cream on the hair. The whole process took about 2 hours and I'm satisfied with the end result. See before and after.


Before and After 


From the microscopic camera view, on my scalp has oiliness, dirts and grey hair seen too. Overall my condition is not bad but I have severe dry hair texture. The after result, you can see the immediate effect of a clean scalp that can last about 2 days.


Absolutely love the after result on my hair. The hair texture condition is improve leaving it shiny and manageable.


Verdict 

Since my hair and scalp condition is not bad so I only plan to visit monthly to maintain the healthy hair look and detoxify the scalp. What I can notice the difference after continuously visit for 3 months is my hair colour is more darken and it look way more healthy than the yellowish base seen earlier. Also it covers up a few of my grey hair seen which I'm happy about it. Each time after treatment, my scalp will feel more soothing, lighten and distress that can last about 2 days time. Overall, I really think it's worth the time and money to pay a visit to a herbal hair treatment saloon.

If you're first time to Origin Herbal Hair Treatment saloon and would like to try it out soon,
you can get 20 % off for your 1st visit and 25 % off for 2nd visit when you use my referral code "leeyann2019" on this link https://originherbal.com.my/referral/ .Thank you Origin Herbal Hair Treatment. FYI, the referral code doesn't affiliate any commission to me just sincerely for your use.

This is a collaboration post of Origin Hair X LeeYann.