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FOREO UFO, Smart Mask To The Rescue Skin Problem 101 | LED THERMO Activated Sheet Mask Treatment

Innovative beauty gadgets always attract me. Recently I’ve been trying out the FOREO UFO. It’s an LED Thermo-activated Smart Mask that looks super futuristic plus works to rescue skin problem 101. Moreover, FOREO UFO cares for time. A targeted and mess-free sheet mask treatment session you can have within just 90 seconds.

If you’re thinking only sheet masks then you’re too wrong! This is something beyond any regular sheet mask. UFO Smart Mask is packed with the latest skincare technology to give advanced clinical spa treatment at home where the small piece of sheet is just a medium. Then again, UFO activated sheet masks are also powered with Korean skincare formula, premium ingredients, and made of ultrafine microfiber to assure the ultimate result.

Have you ever thought of getting a Photofacial done?

The process of a clinical Photofacial and its cost will give you an instant heartache! Don’t worry, even I don’t want to talk that far because I already have a better solution here with me, FOREO UFO. This UFO Smart Mask by FOREO gives 3 targeted Photofacial that you can do by yourself at home.

Sounds interesting enough?

Thus, this article is about giving you an insight into my experience with FOREO UFO – LED THERMO Activated Smart Mask.

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What you’ll get in a new FOREO UFO box?

  • FOREO UFO Smart Device
  • One UFO Activated Mask
  • Stand for FOREO UFO
  • USB recharging cable

How to use FOREO UFO LED Thermo Activated Smart Mask Treatment?

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It’s not anything hard but very easy to use a UFO Smart Mask. First, remove the attachment ring from UFO. Take UFO Activated Mask, that you want to use. Place the mask on the device. Place back the attachment ring by clipping it inside with the sheet mask. The attachment ring keeps the sheet mask secure with the UFO device.

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I found that there is always some extra essence remains on the sheet mask packet. I take out the remaining essence on the sheet after locking it on UFO.

Rest is simple, turn your UFO and the FOREO app (if you’re using that) on. Then gently glide UFO across your clean face. Massage the formula in circular motions until the device turns off. If one treatment session (90 seconds) doesn’t feel enough you can restart the same treatment by pressing the button once within 30-second after the end.

After finishing the LED Thermal activated treatment, gently pat the remaining essence into the skin. Follow with a moisturizer if needed.

Foreo UFO Iphone App

Are you wondering if you must use the FOREO app to use UFO?

FOREO has a dedicated phone app for its beauty gadgets. Once downloaded the app will guide you to pair your UFO device with the app. When you scan the mask barcode the app reads it and sync the UFO automatically for the treatment. There are a few customizing options as well within the app to set thermal, light, or pulse function according to personal preference. With the FOREO app, you can set and use UFO just the way you want, which you can not do without the FOREO app.

However, UFO is usable without the app as well. The universal button does everything and it is pre-programmed for ‘Make It A Day’ and ‘Call It A Night’ Mask. If you press the button once, it will turn the UFO on. Press again for the ‘Make It A Day’ mask treatment. Press twice for the ‘Call It A Night’ mask treatment.

Initially, FOREO offered only these two masks to use with UFO Smart Mask. Just recently FOREO launched a few more varieties of mask treatment. To activate those new masks you must use the app. Once activated then you can use the universal button accordingly.

How FOREO UFO Smart Mask works?

Foreo UFO Smart Mask To The Rescue Skin Problem 101 | LED THERMO Activated Sheet Mask Treatment

FOREO UFO features Hyper Infusion Technology which uses our skin’s natural reactions to heat and cold. UFO gradually warms in Thermo-Therapy mode. The gentle heat helps to infuse active mask ingredients into the skin, making them more effective in less time. The warmth also helps to relax and revitalize the skin as well as the mind. The cooling mode of UFO, Cryo-Therapy, is an effortless way to calm the skin down. It helps to reduce the appearance of pores and puffiness.

Along with those, FOREO’s signature, T-Sonic Pulsation Technology ensures that the skin gets the most out of every mask treatment.

Foreo UFO Smart Mask To The Rescue Skin Problem 101 | LED THERMO Activated Sheet Mask Treatment

For that advanced level of face masking experience, FOREO UFO gives us the power of UV-free RGB phototherapy treatment at home. UFO’s red, green, and blue LED light wavelengths effortlessly rejuvenate the skin, and each wavelength rescues you from specific aspects of skin problems.

The Red LED works from an anti-aging perspective. It stimulates blood circulation and collagen production. Green LED helps to brighten a dull complexion and even out the skin tone. Blue LED kills bacteria and works to heal acne-prone skin. Literally one UFO session gives 3 targeted photo facials at once.

My experience with FOREO UFO 90-second Smart Mask:

Foreo UFO Smart Mask To The Rescue Skin Problem 101 | LED THERMO Activated Sheet Mask Treatment

I was skeptical at the beginning and now I’m addicted to FOREO UFO.

Aesthetically this beauty device is quite pleasing, something you would want to show off! It is made of ultra-hygienic silicone and it’s soft and very smooth to touch. Among 3 colors I choose the mint UFO to match and fulfill the FOREO beauty gadget army (it’s a beauty addict’s thing, wink) of mine.

I’ve been using the basic ‘Make It A Day’ and ‘Call It A Night’ Foreo Mask Treatment with my UFO. Each type of mask UFO has a different pulse, heat, and light setting pre-programmed. I’m obsessed with UFO’s thermal technology. I did experience this before in a clinical skin treatment session but trust me it feels way better with the comfort of home.

Just before bed, I’ve been using the UFO ‘Call It A Night’ treatment and it feels I can sleep better after the treatment. UFO ‘Make It A Day’ treatment mask almost instantly revives skin health and makes me glow. Honestly, before FOREO UFO I and my skin never felt such relaxed and refreshed by any at-home mask. Plus, UFO only takes 90 seconds for that.

However, I’m never done with just 90 seconds of treatment of UFO Smart Mask. I end up longing for the thermal sensation more in my face. Besides, the amount of essence one mask sachet has is way too much for my face and neck. I go for a minimum of 2 treatment sessions (90×2) at once.

With FOREO UFO smart mask my sheet masking routine reached a whole new level. Ever since I got this beauty gadget I look for the chance to use it. Literally using it every day and I have to say it again – I’m addicted to FOREO UFO.

Cleaning, recharging and after use care for FOREO UFO Smart Mask:

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To cleaning FOREO UFO after use, simply remove the attachment ring and trash the used mask. Rinse the UFO device and the attachment ring. You can use warm water if you prefer, I think normal water is fine as well. FOREO UFO device is 100% waterproof so don’t worry about the water getting into the device. But do not rinse it leaving the power on. After rinsing pat dry with a clean towel and place back the attachment ring. Store it in a suitable place. I put it on the stand placing the charging whole downside so the remaining water inside comes out and it dries faster.

FOREO UFO is rechargeable and you can charge it anywhere as you prefer using the provided USB cable. One fully charged (2.5-hour charge) UFO device gives around 40 use (90-second smart mask treatment time).

This smart mask device, FOREO UFO, comes with 2-Year Limited Warranty and a 10-Year Quality Guarantee. Which marks the device as an investment for better skin.

Foreo UFO Smart Mask To The Rescue Skin Problem 101 | LED THERMO Activated Sheet Mask Treatment

Do you really need FOREO UFO for better skin?

I won’t tell you much. But, hell0… YES!

FOREO UFO is an expensive beauty gadget. Still, this hi-tech sheet mask thingy, a meld of Swedish technology and Korean beauty formula, completely worth it! Getting a UFO smart mask will be an investment in your skin. The comfort and outcome of FOREO UFO Smart Mask Treatments are simply mind-blowing. Moreover, with the regular use of UFO technology, especially LED light therapy we can surely control possible skin problems 101.

What you say?

I wouldn’t deny that we do need those full-time relaxing spa sessions at home or clinically as well in our life. Despite that, can you really deny to a 90-second power-packed skincare indulgent which is available any time within the comfort of your home?

Even if you’re not a face mask lover, you’ll love the experience of FOREO UFO Smart Mask. You will love how the skin looks after each FOREO UFO treatment session. Furthermore, the effect of these treatments isn’t anything temporary but it gives a visible improvement.

Shopping Information:

FOREO UFO Smart Mask | RM 920.00 / $199.00 USD

Available in 3 colors. You can purchase FOREO UFO and UFO Activated Mask from SEPHORA Stored & ONLINE or directly from the FOREO website. [20% OFF sitewide with code ‘GREENSTORY20’]

*** Sponsored post. However, I’ve shared what I experienced as I experienced it.

Carrie baby Newborn Essentials | Halal Certified and 100% Organic Baby Care Products


Carrie, quite a renowned Malaysian drugstore brand that makes toiletries for juniors for more than 20 years. I’m sure you’ve noticed Carrie products in your local drugstores. The cherry on top, Carrie baby just launched baby care products specially formulated for newborn baby skin which are 100% Organic as well as Halal Certified.

Me and Teo baabi recently been trying out Carrie baby products (didn’t you noticed that in my Insta-stories?)and we are totally satisfied so far. For Teo, 100% organic baby care products are always my top preference. Love these products more because they are Halal Certified.

Alongside that Carrie baby is also…

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Dermatologically Tested
  • Ophthalmologist Tested
  • Free of sulfates, soap, parabens, colorant, mineral oils, MIT

CARRIE Baby Bath

Carrie baby | Organic and Halal Certified Toiletries for the infant

This baby bath is infused with organic oat milk & milk of almonds. A very gentle cleanser that is soap, parabens, colorant, MIT, and tear-free. Perfectly suitable for newborn to infant skin. Carrie baby bath is also enriched with Vitamins A & E, which also acts as an antioxidant to protect the skin.

BABY CARRIE Head to Toe Wash

Carrie baby | Organic and Halal Certified Toiletries for the infant

This head to toe wash is my top favorite for Teo among all Carrie Baby products I’ve been using. This is also a gentle cleanser for baby’s sensitive scalp & skin, enriched with wheat germ oil, rich in Vitamin E.It intensively moisturizes baby’s skin with infused organic almond oil and leaves skin soft & smooth.

  • Tear Free
  • Free of sulfates, soap, parabens, colorant, MIT

Nourishing Baby Oil

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Does your baby like a body massage? Teo does like a massage before bath.

Carrie baby oil is quite a good one for a soothing baby-body massage. The oil contains wheat germ oil, almond oil & olive oil that gives such a full proof barrier to the skin before a bath.

Baby Lotion by Carrie

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This baby lotion by Carrie is a fast-absorbing lotion that also promises to provide 48-hour of moisturization. Completely non-oily and light-weight on the skin just the way I prefer for my little one. It is infused with organic oat milk & milk of almonds to moisturize & protect the skin and also enriched with glycerin to hydrate and soothe baby’s skin.

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Till date we didn’t notice a bit of skin issue while using these Carrie baby products. To talk about Carrie Baby products there is one more plus point…

These baby care products are very much pocket-friendly.

If you know the baby products market, mostly are imported and have a high price tag with them. Just because Carrie is a Malaysian brand you’re getting a quality product at a reasonable price.

Which one I recommend the most?
– eyes closed, you gotta try the Head to Toe wash, highly recommend this one!

Shopping info:

CARRIE Baby Bath | RM18 for 750g
BABY CARRIE Head To Toe Wash | RM 18 for 500g
CARRIE Baby Lotion | RM11 for 250g

Baby Oil | RM7 for 100ml

Available at most of the leading drugstore in Malaysia.

Fenty Beauty Lipstick | Mattemoiselle Plush Matte – Are they worth a try?


Hie there? I hope your new year is off to a great start! I’m here literally for the first post of the year and it’s about Fenty Beauty Lipstick. Since Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Launched in the market it was always the hype. Although they deserve that especially for their face products (read my previous article here). Just at the end of 2017, Fenty Beauty launched their Mattemoiselle Plush Matte lipsticks. This was, in fact, my last makeup purchase of 2017.

Initially, I was eyeing on Freckle Fiesta. I went to Sephora just on the released date but evening and found out Freckle Fiesta is already out of stock. The sales assistant said it was the bestseller of the day. It has to be, that brow is gorgeous with a perfect warm undertone. However, I wanted Saw-C as well. Because it’s a perfect matte orange shade.

Fenty Beauty Lipstick | Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Shawty

I ended up buying Fenty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte lipsticks Saw-C and Shawty. Shawty is a brown as well but in a dark deep manner. I found out when I mix Saw-C and Shawty it turns out just the Freckle Fiesta shade. Jackpot! Thus I had to get those two shade.

Above in the first picture of this article I mixed two shade, Saw-C and Shawty to get the color Freckle Fiesta. It turns out pretty well. In fact, it looks just the same as Freckle Fiesta. What you think?

Fenty Beauty Lipstick | Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Saw C

These matte Fenty Lipsticks are nicely creamy in texture. Actually most of them. A few of them vary at consistency. Like Saw-C and Up 2 No Good doesn’t glide as creamy and smooth as the Freckle Fiesta and Shawty does. But they are not as bad as you can’t wear, they’re good. These lipsticks have no smell and last on the lips pleasantly long time.

Fenty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte lipstick packaging looks sleek from far but I’m totally not a fan. Up close, the packaging gives me a cheap feeling, specifically the inner tube. Fenty could’ve done it better for sure. Looking at the price, packaging and lipstick quality I would, apparently, choose MAC lipsticks over Fenty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte.

Fenty Beauty Lipstick, Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Swatch:

I skipped swatching blue and other popping shades. Here are the swatches of 11 Fenty Beauty Lipstick –

Fenty Beauty Lipstick | Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Swatch and Review
  • Ma’dam
  • Griselda
  • Saw-C
  • Freckle Fiesta
  • Midnight Wasabi
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  • Spanked
  • Single
  • Up 2 No Good
  • Shawty
  • PMS
  • Candy Venom

Shopping Info:

Fenty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte lipstick | RM85.00
Available at all Sephora store and online. Also, you can get them directly from Fenty Beauty website.

Did you get or planning to get any of the Fenty lipstick? If so which one? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

5 things to know before opting for a GREEN hair | Hair Color Idea

5 things to know before opting for a GREEN hair

Hair coloring has been an addiction to me ever since. I get bored too quickly of my dark brown hair and even when I feel a bit low first thing that comes to my mind is ‘let’s change the hair’. Not good at all for hair but we have only one life right? Moreover, the hair will grow new with time so hair color is a ‘Yass’ always. Nowadays I’m totally into green hair, ombre to be more specific. I find green really goes with my skin tone but it’s not really easy to maintain like other usual colors. However, it took me a bit of trial and fail to reach the perfect ‘green hair’ point and maintaining it. So today’s article is about ‘5 must-know facts’ from my experience that you should know if you’re thinking to go green with hair.


1. Pre-lightening process:

Hair Pre-Lightening process

Unless you have a natural light/blonde hair you’ll have to go through the pre-lightening/bleaching process. It will depend on your hair health, how damaged are they or if they’re in the condition to take the bleach. Do expect damaged hair after the bleaching process. Especially, if you have dark hair like me then the hair takes a lot of time (which means more bleach and damage) to lose color. No matter how expert the hand is who’s dealing with your hair you’ll get the damage. So be prepared for that.


2. Know your hair type:

Gray Black Ombre Hair

It is very important to know what is your hair type and what type of color can suit you. My hair type is extra fine hair, quite unusually thin. Like, my 20 hair strand is similar to one normal hair strand. It’s not that I’ve very thin hair but I simply born with such fancy hair. Thus, my hair is very stubborn when it comes to color. No matter how much you feed them they won’t be fulfilled with the desired opacity. And sometimes they might go in a totally different direction.

In the picture above you seeing I’ve done black and gray ombre hair, but I didn’t. This was my first attempt at green hair. After pre-lightening my hair specialist applied green hair dye (was a softer tone of green, Shiseido Aqua Matte – 11 to be more precise) but my hair declined that badly and I ended up getting a black-gray ombre hair for that day. This wasn’t bad, I got to rock such dope hair color (quite trendy now in Asia) for a week :p
So, do expect such experience as well. I did go to the salon to get my green hair after 8/9 days as I was told.


3. Choosing the right professional for a perfect ‘Green Hair’ outcome:


The first time I did my green hair was this (the picture above), A cool toned deep sea green and quite popping. I did like the color at the end however, this is not what I expected. The pictures I collected and showed to my stylist as a suggestion was totally different (just like the pictures below, my next green hair) compared to the outcome. I’m not sure if it was my failure to make him understand my desire. Additionally, it did bother me big time when the color came out wrong (black gray ombre) in the first place. After all, the hair colorist should’ve known the color fact.

Needless to mention, for the current green hair I switched my previous stylist (yes, had to pay a bit more as well) and got just the perfect blend (last picture) of green ombre hair.


4. Limit of hair wash:

Green Ombre Hair

Within my experience, I can say regardless of everything the color green last way to less than other colors. To mention red-based color last for a surprisingly long period of time. Last year when I did pink hair color and purple, later on, both of the colors lasted me more than 4 months. The green tends to last only two weeks. First time I didn’t care about my hair washing limit, washed my hair almost every day and so within two weeks it was all gone.
Recently (the picture below) I’m limiting my hair wash to 3/4 times a week (using products for color treated hair) and the color seems to hold up well. However, I don’t think my recent color will last more than 3 weeks.

Green Ombre HairGreen Ombre Hair


5. Damage Control:

Green Ombre Hair

I did my first green hair 5 months back. When the color was gone I changed my hair (couldn’t take the coppery tone hair for long) back to dark brown. But my lust for that perfect muted green kept bugging me. Before deciding to opt again for the green I knew I’ll have to go through the pre-lightening process again so I started taking care of my damaged hair. We usually take care of our hair after the damage but if we take the precaution then it is possible to prevent damage to some extent.

Two weeks I spent recovering the health of my hair as much as possible then went to the salon for a new color. Loved my recent green hair and obviously, my hair is pretty spoiled again but who cares as long as I can revive it (wink wink) with a bit of care.

What do you think? Isn’t my green hair looks gorgeous? I didn’t notice before taking the picture that my hair has grown quite long as well 🙂


Just now came up one thing in my mind! Don’t we see a lot of people with virgin hair (hair that never been F***ed up with dye or bleach) giving advice on how to prevent damage? At this point, I’m finding it hilarious, words flowing into my head, “do you even know what damage is?’ ..haha never mind! just a random thought.
Anyways, let me know if you’re interested to know how I’m taking care of my F***ed up hair and keeping it alive 🙂 I would love to share my hair care routine with you.

Purple Smokey Eye | Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial


Hello there Beautiful…
after such a long break I finally managed time to film a tutorial for upcoming Valentine’s Day. It’s an easy purple smokey eye. I used mostly matte shadows here so this look is quite subtle to look at and you can wear it any time of the day.

Apology to you if you already watched the tutorial and waited for the product list. I truly didn’t want to keep you waiting but the day I uploaded the tutorial I got terribly tired and then later on been busy with some scheduled task. But better late than never! I’m here for you with the product list I’ve used to create my smokey purple eye look.


For Face:

  • Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, Radiance (shop here)
  • Makeup For Ever Ultra HD Foundation, Y425 (shop here)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer, Medium Dark (shop here)
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation (as a setting powder), Medium-Tan-Sand (shop here)
  • Sleek Face Form (contour), Light (shop here)
  • Lancome My Parisian Blush, Corail De Ville (review & swatch here)
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, Champagne Pop (shop here)
  • Lancome My Parisian Pastels Illuminating Cube (review & swatch here)
  • Mac Mineralize Charged Water (shop here)


Purple Smokey Eye

For Eyes:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion, Eden (shop here)
  • MAC eye shadow, Brulee, to set the eye base
  • Makeup Geek Creme Brulee as a transition color
  • Elianto Long Wearing Shadow Stick (review & swatch here), Purple, as the purple shadow base
  • Makeup Geek, Curfew as the lid color
  • Makeup Geek Americano for outer corner and lower lash line
  • Makeup Geek Corrupt to blend the liner (read more about MakeupGeek shadows here)
  • Makeup Geek Latte to blend lower lash line
  • Makeup Geek Rapunzel to highlight the browbone and tear duct area
  • Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner (review here)
  • Loreal Butterfly Lashes Mascara for upper lashes
  • MAC Extended Play Lash Mascara (read more here) for lower lash line (shop here)
  • Red Cherry Lashes, Demi Wispie Black (shop here)
  • Catrice Brow Kit

On Lip:


Purple Smokey Eye Tutorial:

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Hope you guys liked my take on purple smokey eye look and enjoyed the tutorial as much as I did while creating it. If you liked what you see then do share with your friends and family!
If you have any question or suggestion then do let me know in the comment box below 🙂

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water | Exfoliating Toner for Sensitive Skin that Works


By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid toners or the mandelic acid itself in skincare is not a new product in the market anymore. I started using my first Mandelic acid toner when By Wishtrend launched this (July 2017) By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water/ Mandelic Acid exfoliating toner.

[& here I am in 2023, now updating my first review on Wishtrends Mandelic acid toner as I’ve been using it again right now]

I’m a regular user of AHA, BHA, and Glycolic acid toners. Mandelic Acid is known for its kind nature, anti-aging benefits, and effectiveness in removing dead skin cells, etc. With the use of Wishtrend Mandelic Acid Water/toner, I actually got introduced to the behavior of this ingredient.

What is Mandelic Acid and how does it work?

Mandelic Acid, a different form of Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) is extracted from bitter almonds. It has a larger molecular bond than regular AHA, thus, it is less harsh on the skin. However, it delivers the same benefits as AHA/BHA. It is very popular for its anti-bacterial characteristics.

It is very popular for its anti-bacterial and anti-aging characteristics. Mandelic Acid accelerates cellular regeneration rate and increases collagen production. Therefore the ingredient helps to balance melanin production. For its antibacterial properties, Mandelic Acid works effectively as an acne treatment as well.

Ingredients of By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water:

Water, Mandelic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Beta-Glucan, Panthenol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Sorbitol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Citrate, Arginine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Carbomer.

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water | Exfoliating Toner for Sensitive Skin that Works

How I use Mandelic Acid Exfoliating Toner :

According to the brand, the toner is recommended for sensitive, dry, and acne-prone skin.
I have a combination skin type with no acne issue (that I could monitor) and I’m pretty much used to hardcore AHA/BHA stuff. I started using it in my morning skincare routine. After cleansing, I wipe my face with the Wishtrend Mandelic Acid-soaked cotton pad. On the bottle, it was instructed to use directly by patting it on the skin. I feel my skin needs a bit more exfoliating work thus the use of the cotton pad. Then I follow up with the rest of the skincare, moisturizer and all, and especially a high SPF sunscreen. Careful sun protection is when using an exfoliating toner for daytime even if you’re just sitting at home.

It’s been around two months since I’ve been using Wishtrend Mandelic Acid Skin Prep Water. I’ve given it a go for night-time skin care as well just the same way by using it after cleanser. Did took a break from it in between to see how my skin does without it.

I use exfoliating toners every day. If I’m using a mild one like this Wishtrend Mandelic Acid toner, I’m more likely to physically exfoliate my skin once a week as well.

Additionally,  I’ve been using retinol serums regularly in my PM skincare routine. Now that might sound a bit too much to you. But I’ve noticed my skin is quite tough and does completely okay with all this. Obviously, I won’t suggest you follow me because I don’t know how much your skin can tolerate.

[ In 2023 ]
DAMN! This mandelic acid toner works amazingly with every retinol product to date. Recently I’ve been using this one before my Paulas Choice Retinoid Serum (followed by the By Wishtrend Vitamin A-mazing Bakuciol Night Cream) and this toner simply works fantastic.

Products below in the picture I’ve been incorporating in my skincare lately with the mandelic acid toner. These By Wishtrend products come in a package called the ‘Powerful Skin Smoothing Package’ that is focused on better skin texture and anti-aging benefits. I’ll post a review soon on the By Wishtrend Vitamin A-mazing Bakuciol Night Cream (it deserves to be reviewed). meanwhile, you can check the reel I posted about it.

Powerfull Anti-aging skincare routine

My Experience with Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

Simply, this exfoliating toner By Wishtrend with 5% Mandelic Acid is indeed very gentle on the skin compared to AHA, BHA, or Glycolic toners. It actually gave me no irritation or redness ever but leaves my skin smooth and fuss-free after every use.

Due to its added hydrating ingredient, it is hydrating on the skin. The other BHA toners I tried earlier (e.g. Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Toner) would leave my skin kinda squeaky clean but after using Wishtrend Mandelic Acid my skin feels a tad tacky. I assume it is because of the hydrating properties. It is not anything chafing though! It goes away when I follow up with a serum or next skincare product.

This mandelic Acid toner has been able to keep my skin fresh from the dead skin fuss. It was also effective in keeping up the skin’s brightness. My skin texture felt maintained as well.

It’s a mild toner and it gives mild exfoliation thus it’s a great chemical exfoliation option for sensitive skin. During these two months of using this, I was waiting for a day when my skin would feel unusually sensitive so I could monitor how the mandelic acid worked. But, fortunately, my skin has been doing perfectly and I haven’t got that chance.

To conclude,

I’ve no complaints about ByWishtrend Mandelic Acid toner. I actually like how gentle is this. This is a perfect option for those who face sensitivity problems with AHA/BHA.

Also, this could be a great option for those who are just starting with exfoliating toner. The kind and & gentle character it this one will surely help a new user to understand how their skin acts with such a product.

Shopping Info:

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water | $22 for 120ml

Shop from the Wishtrend website directly.
They always have a lot of attractive promotions going on and they offer international shipping with std and fast options. Free worldwide shipping on orders $69 or above and most of the time Wishtrend offers Free Shipping for many exclusive products.
BONUS: You can receive a 5$ coupon instantly if you use my code ‘146262906’ upon signing up. Key in the Code when asked for the ‘SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM’ code on the registration form.

Phytoceane Skincare for Hydrated, Oxygenated & Radiant Skin with Iceland Water


I’ve recently gotten familiar with this French skincare brand called Phytoceane and two of its products. If you’re in pursuit of healthier and more radiant skin, the Moisturizing Gel and Moisturizing Refreshing Mist would turn out as promising additions to your skincare routine.

These products harness the power of Iceland Water, a nature’s gift to skincare. Iceland water is known for its exceptional hydrating, energizing, and oxygenating properties. Its pristine quality and unique composition make it a sought-after ingredient for achieving a fresh and radiant complexion.

Moisturizing Gel with Iceland Water:

Introducing Phytoceane Skincare | Hydrating, Oxygenating & Skin Radiance with Iceland Water

Immediate Hydration and Vitality

  • Immediate Revitalization: Ideal for dull, struggling skin, this gel moisturizer instantly revitalizes and moisturizes.
  • Fresh and Light: Its lightweight formula can be used alone or as a base under your regular skincare cream.
  • Immediate and Long-lasting Hydration: Skin hydration levels increased by more than 27% after 1 and 6 hours, as measured by corneometry on 11 volunteers.
Phytoceane Gel moisturizer: Hydrating, Oxygenating & Skin Radiance with Iceland Water

Although it says that it’s a moisturizing gel, this is actually a gel-type serum/concentrate that boosts the skin’s hydration level. It blends perfectly with other type of skincare products I’ve been using. Also works simply fine under makeup. This is no doubt one of the best types of moisturizing gel, in particular, I’ve used to date.

Sometimes I like to use it alone (without any moisturizer on top) cause it gives me that feeling of breathable skin.

I love the scent of it as well, it’s a light and refreshing one!

How to use:

Like all other concentrated serums, apply 2-3 pumps (this much I need) of the Phytoceane Moisturizing Gel to your face and neck, morning and evening after cleansing and toning, is all it takes to experience its wonders.

In my opinion, this concentrate is very much suitable for normal, oily, and combination skin. People with dry skin might not find it to be enough moisturizing, however, topped with an appropriate moisturizer it works just fine.

Moisturizing Refreshing Mist with Iceland Water:

Hydration and Cellular Boost

The Moisturizing Refreshing Mist is a game-changer in the world of skincare. Its light and refreshing water-like texture delivers the radiance-boosting and hydrating benefits of Iceland Water with every spritz. This mist increases the skin’s hydration rate by up to an impressive 61%, providing long-lasting moisture.

But hydration is just the beginning. This mist acts as a cellular energizer, stimulating the number of skin cells by up to 32%. Imagine your skin being revitalized from within, giving you a vibrant and youthful appearance.

Introducing Phytoceane Skincare | Hydrating, Oxygenating & Skin Radiance with Iceland Water

Versatile Application

One of the standout features of this mist is its versatility. You can use it in various ways:

  • Pre-Skincare Boost: Apply it in the morning and evening to prepare your skin for your regular skincare routine.
  • Makeup Fixer: Spritz it over your makeup to set it and keep it looking fresh throughout the day.
  • Instant Radiance: Carry it with you and use it anytime you need a splash of freshness to revive your complexion.

About Phytoceane Skincare :

Introducing Phytoceane Skincare | Hydrating, Oxygenating & Skin Radiance with Iceland Water

Phytoceane is not just a skincare brand; it’s an exclusive professional brand made in France, and trusted by thousands of spas worldwide. Here are some highlights of Phytoceane:

  • Organic Ingredients: The brand embraces organic ingredients, ensuring that your skin receives only the best nature has to offer.
  • Safe and Natural Ingredients: The brand prides itself on its non-toxic formulas, providing gentle yet effective skincare.
  • Clean & Vegan-Friendly Skincare: If you’re conscious about what goes on your skin, Phytoceane’s clean and vegan-friendly products align perfectly with your values.
  • High Concentration of Natural Ingredients: Expect high concentrations of natural ingredients in each product, delivering results you can see and feel.
  • Dermatological Control: Dermatological testing ensures that Phytoceane’s products are safe and suitable for various skin types.
  • Scientifically Proven: These skincare products are backed by science, offering you the assurance of efficacy.
  • Eco-Friendly Packaging: Phytoceane is committed to eco-friendly packaging, making it a sustainable choice for environmentally conscious consumers.
  • Travel with Exotic Ingredients and Signature Fragrances: Let your skincare routine take you on a journey with exotic ingredients and captivating fragrances.

In conclusion, the Phytoceane Moisturizing Gel and Moisturizing Refreshing Mist both are two potent tools in your quest for hydrated, oxygenated, and radiant skin. Infused with the goodness of Iceland Water and a commitment to clean, eco-friendly skincare, these products deliver results that speak for themselves.

Say goodbye to dullness and dehydration, and welcome a revitalized, luminous complexion with Phytoceane.

Shopping Information:

Moisturizing Gel | RM 320.00 for 30ml
Moisturizing Refreshing Mist | RM 210.00 for 100ml

Available at Phytoceane online and Lazada Official Store.

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Moist Diane Body Wash & Hair Care: ‘Be True’ to Skin, Hair, & the Environment


Moist Diane is a brand known for its high-quality body wash and hair care products that prioritize natural ingredients and sustainability. One of their key product lines, the Be True collection, stands out for its focus on being true to the environment and promoting a greener future. In this review, I will share my experience with two types of Moist Diane ‘Be True’ Body Soaps and Relax Shampoo and Treatment to evaluate their performance and benefits.

Moist Diane Body Wash Review

Moist Diane Be True Relax Body Wash: Rich Moisture for Ultimate Tranquility

The Relax Body Soap delivers a rich moisture formula that envelops your senses in a serene and calming experience. Infused with the Relax Veggie Scent, this soap offers a delightful fragrance that soothes the mind and uplifts the spirit. The presence of Shea Butter provides intense hydration, nourishing and protecting the skin. Kale extract, known for its antioxidant properties, helps revitalize the skin, while oats contribute to its moisturizing and whitening effects. The result is a luxuriously creamy lather that leaves your skin feeling supple, refreshed, and beautifully radiant.

Moist Diane Body wash - Relax review

Moist Diane Be True Healthy Body Soap: Mild Moisture for a Blissful Bathing Ritual

The Healthy Body Soap by Moist Diane Be True embraces a mild moisture formula that rejuvenates and pampers your skin. The Power Green Salad Scent adds a fresh and invigorating aroma to your bathing routine. Avocado Oil, rich in antioxidants like Vitamin E, works its magic by moisturizing and leaving the skin plump and soft. Basil Extract, with its relaxing properties, combines with Cica, a traditional herb known for skin repair, to provide a holistic approach to skincare. This body wash is gentle on sensitive skin, making it suitable for all skin types. With its biodegradability tested and skin irritation proved, you can bathe with peace of mind, knowing your skin is in safe hands.

Moist Diane Hair Care

When it comes to hair care, Moist Diane’s Be True Smooth Repair Relax Shampoo and Treatment offers exceptional benefits.

The Moist Diane Be True shampoo

Moist Diane Relax Shampoo

with its vegan keratin and organic almond oil formula, deeply cleanses the scalp and nourishes the hair. It effectively tames and smoothens frizzy hair, leaving it looking radiant and healthy. The accompanying fragrance, a blend of grapefruit, celery, and musk, provides a refreshing and relaxing aroma.

Moist Diane Be True Relax Treatment

is a nourishing solution for frizzy hair, enriched with superfoods and upcycled ingredients. With more than 90% natural extracts, it maintains a balance between effectiveness and environmental responsibility. The vegan keratin derived from hydrolyzed pea protein, combined with organic oils, repairs damaged hair and maintains moisture. This treatment takes a step towards a greener future while delivering beautiful hair.

Both the Moist Diane Be True shampoo and treatment incorporate upcycled ingredients, with residual rose water playing a prominent role. Through innovative re-extracting technology, a flavoring agent is obtained from rose petals after distillation. The resulting aroma is unparalleled, evoking images of apricots and honey, adding a touch of luxury to your haircare routine.

Moist Diane Body Wash & Haircare: Be True to Your Hair, Skin, and the Environment

Moist Diane’s commitment to quality extends to the formulation of its products.

These body washes and hair care products are free from harmful ingredients such as sulfates, parabens, ethanol, artificial colors, and mineral oil. By utilizing additive-free formulas, Moist Diane ensures that you can enjoy their products with peace of mind.

In summary, Moist Diane’s body wash and haircare products from the Be True collection exemplify a commitment to natural ingredients, sustainability, and environmental consciousness.

The Relax Body Soap and Healthy Body Soap are packed with ceramides, oils and delightful scents, while the Relax Shampoo and Relax Treatment focus on repairing and nourishing frizzy hair. All together they gives a delightful bathing/showering experience. These are also safe for sensitive skin.

Furthermore, their vegan and sustainable formulations, exclusion of harmful substances, and packaging made of 96% recycled materials, Moist Diane sets an example for other brands to follow.

By choosing Moist Diane, customers can support their own well-being while contributing to a greener and more sustainable future.

Shopping Information:

Be True Body Soap Healthy | RM 23.00 for 400ml
Be True Body Soap Relax | RM 23.00 for 400ml

Be True Smooth Repair Relax Shampoo & Treatment | RM 32.00
for 400ml

Available only at Watsons Malaysia, In store and online.

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Introducing Garden of EDEN Hydra – Revolutionary 72-Hour Hydration skincare for Healthier Skin


Garden of EDEN proudly presents its latest innovation: the Hydra Range. In response to the increasing demand for natural skincare solutions that effectively reduce skin pigmentation, even out skin tone, delay signs of aging, revitalize dull and tired-looking skin, and normalize oily and acne-prone skin this collection comprises three new Hydra creams and one Hydra gel, all formulated with an impressive 95% natural origin ingredients known for their exceptional results.

Introducing Garden of EDEN Hydra - Revolutionary 72-Hour Hydration skincare for Healthier Skin

Im sure you’ve heard of Garden Of EDEN’s well-loved-by-customers targeted plant-based serums. Garden of EDEN Hydra Range was born to complete the regimen with those serums.

This Malaysian skincare boutique brand listened to our customers’ desires for cream and gel versions of their favorite products, the beauty serums. Intensive research led to the creation of their Clean Beauty Hydra Range Creams and Acne Gel, meeting the needs of conscious consumers who prioritize both a cleaner environment and their skin’s well-being.

Garden of EDEN Hydra skincare

Garden of EDEN sets a new standard by incorporating eight sizes of hyaluronic acid, a breakthrough ingredient, into the Hydra Range products.

This unique blend draws and locks in moisture deep within the skin, layer by layer. Combined with Pentavitin and Niacinamide, these products instantly quench the skin’s thirst, strengthen the skin barrier, and prevent moisture loss. Achieve long-lasting hydration for any skin condition with regular use.

Garden of EDEN ROSA E Cream

For users of the ROSA E Pigmentation Serum or those seeking an effective day-long moisturizer with skin-brightening effects, the new Rosa E Brightening Hydra Cream is the ideal choice.

This cream by Garden Of EDEN contains natural skin lighteners, including Vitamin C, Hibiscus, cucumber, and mulberry extracts, all clinically verified to reduce melanin and pigmentation throughout the melanogenesis process. Similar to the GRAPE E Anti-Aging Hydra Cream, the ROSA E Hydra Cream is fortified with Silver Vine extract, providing the skin with a transparent and translucent appearance while also firming and lifting it.


Garden of EDEN Hydra skincare

Having acne issues?
: Try ROSA T Anti-Acne Hydra Gel, infused with prebiotics to rebalance the skin microbiome and promote healthy skin.

This innovative approach to acne management leverages prebiotics, specifically a-glucan oligosaccharide, a natural sugar that selectively promotes the growth of beneficial skin-friendly microbes while limiting the growth of harmful post-acne bacteria. By increasing the skin’s defense against acne bacteria, this product promotes healthy skin, reduces acne breakouts, and helps achieve naturally clear and blemish-free skin. Additionally, the ROSA T Hydra Gel contains skin-health extracts from mangosteen, cinnamon, ginger, and Burnet root, all rich in natural tannins, antioxidants, and antibacterial properties, effectively minimizing pores, reducing oily skin, and alleviating redness.

The PRIMROSE E Radiant Hydra Cream

This moisturizer serves as the perfect solution for extremely dry, dull, and lackluster skin. This ultimate hydration cream delivers a generous dose of humectants, including eight types of Hyaluronic Acids, Saccharide Isomerate (Pentavitin), and natural glycerin. These ingredients draw moisture into the skin, restoring dry and sensitive skin to reveal a soft, natural glow.

PRIMROSE E also incorporates shea butter and colloidal oats, rich in skin-regenerative ceramides, for skin barrier repair and a smoother, softer complexion. The herbal glow cream contains energy-boosting ingredients from the Caper flower buds, rose root, and mulberry leaf extracts, which increase cellular energy by enhancing mitochondrial function. This energizes and revitalizes tired and dull skin, restoring its natural glow and radiance.

GRAPE E Anti-Aging Hydra Cream

The GRAPE E Anti-Aging Hydra Cream by Garden Of EDEN is expected to be a standout in the anti-aging category due to its impressive ingredient list and this is practically my favorite at first sight.

This cream contains a combination of timeless anti-aging vitamins, including Vitamins A, C, E, B3 (Niacinamide), and B6, along with superfood Goji Berry and Grape Seed Oil. These powerful antioxidants neutralize free radicals, strengthen the skin barrier, protect against environmental aggressors, and boost collagen production, resulting in firmer skin and reducing visible signs of aging. The GRAPE E Hydra Cream is enriched with Silver Vine extract, which enhances skin luminosity and serves as the perfect complement to the GRAPE E Anti-Aging Serum.

Garden of EDEN Hydra - Revolutionary 72-Hour Hydration skincare for Healthier Skin

Since its establishment in 2000, Garden Of EDEN has proudly been a Malaysian brand. It holds halal certification and has undergone dermatological testing. Notably, three of the brand’s well-known serums, namely ROSA E, ROSA T, and PRIMROSE E Serums, have been clinically proven and published in reputable international dermatology journals such as the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, a remarkable achievement for a home-grown SME brand.

Garden of EDEN Hydra Range is readily available at all leading pharmacies nationwide. For more information, you can also visit their website.

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Indulge in an Exclusive VIP Traditional Thai Massage Experience at HealthLand Family Wellness Center

Looking for a special treat to rejuvenate your body and mind or maybe you want to treat your loved one? Look no further than HealthLand Family Wellness Center. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit this renowned wellness center, HealthLand, and experience their VIP Thai massage services, and let me tell you, it was truly a treat for both my husband and myself.

When I received an open invitation to try and review any of their treatments, I couldn’t resist. Plus I was really excited to treat my husband with a couple Thia massage sessions. After all, it’s not every day you get the chance to enjoy a VIP treatment. So, I quickly visited the HealthLand website to find a location near me and book our appointment. They’ve many centers located in and around KL, Melaka and Penang and I also found one here in my locality, Subang Jaya.

To be honest, I didn’t expect much from the outside look of HealthLand Family Wellness Center. It’s not as shiny and inviting from the outside. However, as soon as we stepped into the HealthLand Subang Jaya premises I was sorta surprised. Its very spacious, and nice and completely opposite from the outside look of it. One thing I must mention from the lift to the whole place was this scent of lemongass … ah! Loved that scent so much!

Our session was in the morning. Seemed the center was quite packed even in the first hour.

In the treatment menu,

  • Thainess Oil Treatment – a comprehensive therapy that gently massages your body and mind using soothing essential organic oils.
  • Thai Traditional Treatment – This is the most popular Traditional Thai Massage where skilled therapists apply precise pressure to pressure points and massage lines using their thumbs, palms, elbows, knees, or feet. By opening up energy channels, this therapy enables vital energy to flow freely, restoring balance and vitality to your body and mind.
  • Foot Treatment – Through targeted pressure applied to the pressure points on your foot soles, tension dissipates, and relaxation permeates throughout your entire body.

We choose to go very traditional with our VIP HealthLand experience, and went with Traditional Thai Massage.

Our pampering journey began with a foot wash. From there, we were guided to the Traditional Thai massage room. The comfortable, warm, and dimmed environment instantly put us at ease. There were separate dresses for male and female to wear during the massage service so that we could be relaxed to from our soul!

The massage bed, linen, and clothes were neatly prepared, ensuring our comfort throughout the session. It was finally time to let go of all the stress and let our bodies rejuvenate.

I set my mind on a softer strength of massage myself that I talked through with the therapist. Cause I know my body, it’s a comfort lover. Husby didnt have any preferances.

The masseuses at HealthLand were incredibly skilled and attentive to our individual preferences. They applied the perfect amount of pressure (and I did say a few times please a tad more soft.. hehe) targeting the areas that needed the most attention. With each stroke, I could feel the tension melting away, leaving me in a state of pure bliss.

I took my last Thai Massage a long time back and that time the massage was with oil. I wasn’t familiar with Traditional Thai Massage and so I figured this time Traditional Thai Massage uses Balm instead of oil.


The tiger balm (as the therapist told me) feels this good I had no idea before. It’s so cooling and amazingly comforting.

The technique employed by the masseuses goes beyond just their hands; they skillfully utilize their elbows, legs, and feet to contort, twist, and stretch every part of the body. It was truly remarkable to experience their expertise as they worked their magic on our tired muscles, providing immense relief.

The whole 2 hour went by 10 minutes. I enjoyed the stretching and head-massage part the most!

As our treatment came to an end, we were served a refreshing ginger drink to help us unwind. Personally, I fell in love with the ginger drink. It was a strong ginger with (possibly honey) a punch of sweetness in it. It was recharging!

Our experience at HealthLand was simply pleasant.

I definitely enjoyed the part that my dear husband took the time off to spend time together middle of the week. We were having our little chit-chat while also we enjoyed the ultimate relaxation for our bodies!

Kinda been thanking myself that I thought to go together for the Thai Massage. If you decide on a Thai Massage then you should take your spouse with you as well.

Thainess with Oil Treatment rooms and foot treatment room, couldnt resist taking a peak inside.

The picture below is Thainess with the Oil Treatment room. Skipped taking a snap of the foot treatment room cause there were a lot of people and I didn’t want to disturb them by any means. Nonetheless seeing them taking the foot massage I’m actually set my mind to experience that foot massage service soon.

If you’re searching for high-quality treatments delivered by skilled masseuses at an affordable price, look no further than HealthLand Family Wellness Center. Whether you want to pamper yourself or surprise a loved one with a special treat, HealthLand guarantees an indulgent experience that will leave you feeling revitalized and rejuvenated.

Don’t wait any longer; visit HealthLand Malaysia today!

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Murad Vita-C Quenching Facial Review


I just had a facial done after ages, Murad Vita-C Quenching Facial. I’m sure you’re well known for Murad Skincare already. Why wouldn’t you, after all, Murad was around since 1989 founded by Dr. Murad, and with the trust of its customers this brand has been in the market for so long. If you’re a beauty addict like me you’ve already heard of how good their products are. I myself a fan of their products for years. To be honest Murad skincare products are pricey yet as per my experience, it’s completely understandable why they’re.

Besides that Did you know Murad offers facials as well?

Murad Vitamin C Quencing Facial review

If you didn’t and it’s not anything new either. Every Murad outlet is also a full-form aesthetic clinic as well. Furthermore, Murad facials are even personalized too. You so present your skin concerns and the expert will take care of them for you.

I have done facials at Murad several times in the past and just did their vita-c quenching facial which was something new I’ve tried this time. Thanks to Murad Malaysia of course for the offer to try again their facial service.

This time I’ve experienced Mursd’s Vita-C Quenching Facial considering my skin need which was a 75-minute intensive facial focused on treating the skin pigmentation and intensive hydration. Among its several treatment steps, Murad Vita-C Quenching Facial consists of ultrasonic soundwaves to brighten, smooth, and hydrates skin to reveal radiant and more even skin tone.

The treatment lounge at Sunway pyramid is located at the back of its store. You get a spacious, cozy room for your facial session, a cupboard for your stuff, a clean environment, ambient lights to set the mood right, and whatnot!

The First Step: Cleansing

a basic cleansing first to remove all the makeup and dirt and then followed by deep cleansing.

Second Step: Extracting Clogged Pores

After the cleansing process, my face was all clan and supple due to the use of steam and the pores were all ready to get rid of whatever had clogged inside. I haven’t done that for ages and it kinda hurts a bit. Good that I only had a couple of clogged pores and not many black or white heads.

Third Step: Glycolic acid exfoliation

applied gel-like glycolic acid for 10 minutes. I loved this step. Well, it did sting for a minute or two then the face was feeling calm. afterward, my face was instantly glowing.

Fourth Step: Felaxing Face and Shoulder Massage

Around 10 minutes and this was so so relaxing with the ambient lights and music. I was about to fall asleep yet I didn’t. Decided to stay awake and feel the massage.

The Exciting Step: Ultrasonic Sound Wave

First, they applied Vitamin C Quenching Essence to solve skin’s hydration and pigmentation problems. Then comes the ultrasonic sound wave to penetrate the serum in the deep layer of the skin. 10min on each side of the face. The device felt cold and extremely relaxing and practically this 20minutes was the most relaxing part of this facial. Kinda reminded me of the Thermotherapy I do at home yet this was way more intense than what I do at home.

Last Step: Hydrating Mask and Pack-up

At this step, they applied a 10-min Mask hydrating mask. After 10 minutes wiped off the mask and applied a soothing serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen to finish off the skin.

I and my skin were so relieved and refreshed after the facial. I felt my skin was breathing itself… that fresh!

How was my overall experience with Murad Vita-C Quenching Facial?

The facial was No doubt a great experience for me as I haven’t had my skin done for years due to the pandemic years and all. My skin was glowing from within and had that amazing supple look in it. And it was widely visible I tell you. The effect literally lasted around 3 days. I would wake up in the morning and look at my face and say Oh, my skin is still glowing. Was sad on the fourth day seeing the skin glow dimmed a bit. Wish it had a lengthier effect.

I like one fact about Murad facials that is you won’t be leading to a push sale tactics to make you buy their skincare stuff after the facial which sadly other aesthetic clinic does. I hate it from the bottom of my heart. You can simply follow up with your regular skincare products afterward. If you’re already using Murad products you won’t have to change to different skincare. Actually, It doesn’t matter or is relevant to whatever skincare you for before or after the facial service. Every facial results in a one-off effect. It is just the intensive skin pampering session that you can give your skin every month or every other month to keep a balance between your skincare routine and professional services.

A little pampering never hurts after all!

Murad Vita-C Quenching Facial is priced at RM369 for a 75-minute session.
Murad’s exclusive outlets are available at Sunway Pyramid, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bangsar, Empire Shopping Gallery, and IOI City Mall. For more information, you can check out their official website as well.

Murad Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum & City Skin Age Defense SPF 50 PA ++++ | Speedy Dark Spot Solution


Las month I’ve been trying out two Murad Skincare products together, & City SkinAge Defense SPF 50 PA ++++ and Murad Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum. They claims to be the power duo for a spotless skin even without visiting a dermatologist.

Now every skin faces the ultimate skin problem, Dark spots. Mostly it’s the part of the natural aging process or perhaps the UV damage or possible the hormones, the pregnancy(melasma/cholasma), the acnes and many more. Over all we all get dark spots and we all try to get rid of them.

Don’t we?

Ive sunspots. I love to sit on the open sunlight swell for my coffee in the morning or in the afternoon. Thus uneven skin tones are always in a rotation on my skin. Its not that I don’t care!

I do care.

Thats why I like to take precaution alongside treating my skincare issue.
I mean to say, The SPF and a dark spot serum is always a vital part of my skincare routine.

Murad Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum & City SkinAge Defense SPF 50 PA ++++ | Power Duo for A Spotless Skin - review

What is Murad Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum?

When I was contacted by Murad about this Rapid Dark Spot Serum I thought this is the Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum (from the same Murad Environmental Shield Skincare Range) that i’ve used and loved earlier when I was pregnant. Turns out it’s not.

The Rapid Age Spot Serum is a Vitamin C Serum by Murad and This, Murad Dark Spot Serum is a Glycolic Acid based Serum to reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

According to Murad, this Rapid Dark Spot Serum is hydroquinone-free intensive serum that promotes surface cell turnover for more even, brighter skin. Dr. Murad’s next generation of powerhouse brightening ingredients and formulation take on the most stubborn dark spots while treating your skin with the same care that a dermatologist would.

This serum has a patented resorcinol technology In which tranexamic acid acts to minimize the look of hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. Glycolic acid removes dulling surface cells for enhanced radiance from within.

Effective on all skin types and tones.

Ingredients of Murad Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum:

Murad Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum Ingredients
Water/Aqua/Eau, Alcohol Denat., Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-20, Tranexamic Acid, 4-Ethylresorcinol, Hexapeptide-2, Rice Amino Acids, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Zinc Gluconate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Hydroxide, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyquaternium-4, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum)

*** Formulated without: Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Gluten, Animal-derived ingredients, Mineral oil, Formaldehyde, Oxybenzone, Petrolatum

Three Ingredients are the Spotlight of Murad Rapid Dark Spot Serum:

Patented resorcinol technology: Exclusive to Murad, reduces the intensity of the look of dark spots & uneven tone.

Tranexamic acid: Helps soothe, brighten, revive dull skin & even tone.

Glycolic acid: One of the first and most sought-after exfoliants in Dr. Murad’s dermatology practice. Exfoliates to help remove dullness, improve skin’s texture & clear away dull skin cells for better penetration.

My Experience with Murad Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum & City SkinAge Defense SPF 50 PA ++++

This serum is transparent yet slightly orangish in color. Has a smile feelings to it. Takes a minute to completely absorb into the skin.

For your reference, I’ve a combination skin type.

Murad Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum Review

How exactly I use this Rapid Dark Spot Serum By Murad?

Been using this serum mostly in my data time skincare routine. As the alternative nights I don’t use a retinol product.

Murad Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum Texture

After cleansing I use a toner or essence on my face first then one pump on each side of my face I would apply this serum. Then another pump for my neck and chest area. After a minute when the serum is fully absorbed I follow up with moisturizer. Specifically for the day time skincare routine I finish my skincare steps with the sunprotection, Murad City Skin Age Defence Broad spectrum SPF 50 PA++++

Murad Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum Before After Comparisn

If you take a look at the comparison picture above, to begin with I had a slight uneven skin tone at the side of my face. And in the after picture (exactly 2 weeks of use both of the Dark Spot Serum and City Skin Sunscreen) my skin is pretty much evened out.

For the clarification both picture I’ve taken with the sunscreen on.

The bits of sunspots and freckles I’ve can’t tell if they faded out a bit or not but I like how my skin tone is more even now.

So yes, this urad Dark Spot Serum surely works with a visible effect. In fact I didn’t initially expected too see much this fast considering my previous experience with Murad Skincare. They usually works fantastic with a slow and steady manner.

I’m pleased that this serum did meet its claims and of course looking forward to see more improvement as I continue using it.

Murad City Skin SPF 50 PA++++ Sunscreen

Murad Skin Age Defense SPF 50 PA ++++

This City Skin Sunscreen by Murad is a 100% mineral AKA physical sunscreen with a slightly tinted formula that mimics a brighter looking skin.

Murad City Skin SPF 50 PA++++ shields the skin against multiple types of light damage whether indoor blue light from screens or outdoor UVA and UVB. I’ve tried a few bottle of it in the past and loved it. I like the tinted formula of this sunscreen as it gives a radiant and kinda pearlized finish to the skin.

I’ve posted a detail review on this sunscreen, give a read here to know more in details, texture and etc.

Have you tried any of these Murad products? Share your experience with me in the comments below.

Shopping Info:

Rapid Dark Spot Correcting serum | 488 MYR
Available at Murad Skincare Online

city skin age defense broad spectrum spf 50 pa+++ | 298 MYR
available online At Murad

*** Products were gratis from Murad Malaysia. However, I’ve shared what I experienced as I experienced them.