Head-to-Toe Care with Lip Hop

Affordable face care, hair care, body care and sun care for everyone.


Are you a fan of colourful products? Love Korean fashion, drama and music? Do you take care of yourself with beauty products? A new, interesting series of face, hair, body and sun care has landed at our nearest pharmacy and they’ve combined the things you love. If you’ve been to Guardian pharmacy recently, you must have noticed a display of pretty, colourful facial cleansers, body gels and sun protection products —Lip Hop, exclusively at Guardian pharmacies. 

Guardian has launched additional collections to the Lip Hop items that it has introduced in late 2015. The response has been amazingly positive for a line of dermatologically-tested sun care that comes with proven benefits and fun, colourful packaging. Yes, they’ve listened to customers and brought in more products made in Korea with 3 Lip Hop range early this year: Lip Hop Sun Care, Lip Hop Happy Cleanse and Lip Hop Aqua Jelly. It’s a complete head-to-toe range at an affordable price range, making it easy for all of us to take care of our hair, body, face and even lips (will tell you more about that later). 

The facial cleansers, youthfully named k:skin HAPPY CLEANSE, effectively cleanse the face without drying the skin. There are 5 different variants, each specifically made for a skin concern: 

1. Moisturising Manuka Honey Cleansing Gel – cleansing, moisturising, brightening, anti-aging 
2. Ultra-Soothing Aloe Vera Cleansing Gel – cleansing, soothing, hydrating, calming
3. Antioxidant Green Tea Foam Cleanser – cleansing, anti-aging, soothing
4. Sebum-Control Amazon Clay Foam Cleanser – cleansing, oil-control, soothing
5. Deep-Cleansing Bamboo Charcoal Foam Cleanser – deep cleansing, oil-control, moisturising
Price: RM12.90 each, all 100ml
Made in Korea, dermatologically tested and proven


These cleansers are amazing. My favorite was the Moisturising Manuka Honey Cleansing Gel. I love honey and this cleansing gel looks exactly like honey. The color and viscosity of the gel itself looks edible, tempting to taste! The scent has a mild, sweet honey aroma and leaves a lovely sensation on the face after use. My skin feels clean, smooth yet moisturised after washing. 

If your skin is acne-prone due to excess oil, you can try the Sebum-Control Amazon Clay Foam Cleanser. If you’re like me who has big pores, you can use the Deep-Cleansing Bamboo Charcoal. I alternate this with my Manuka Honey Cleanser. 

After cleansing, it is very important that we moisturise our face and body. The Lip Hop AQUA JELLY range includes 8-in-1 multi-purpose products with 4 variants:

1. Lip Hop Aloe Moist Aqua Jelly Face & Body Gel
2. Lip Hop Bamboo Soothe  Aqua Jelly Face & Body Gel
3. Lip Hop Ice Plant Water Cool Aqua Jelly Face & Body Gel
4. Lip Hop Dragon Blood Fresh Aqua Jelly Face & Body Gel
Price: RM19.90 each, all 250ml
Made in Korea, dermatologically tested and proven

I mentioned 8-in-1, didn’t I? And I also did mention that Lip Hop also makes it easy for us to take care of our lips? Here are the great uses of Lip Hop Aqua Jelly:

1. Moisturising gel or mask pack for dry facial skin.
2. Make-up base for a luminous face. 
3. Acts as an after-shave gel for your face, legs and underarms to soothe and moisturise sensitive skin. 
4. Suitable to be used as hair treatment without any stickiness.
5. Acts as a mask pack to rehydrate skin after sun exposure.
6. Keeps your nails moisturised and nourished.  
7. All-over moisturiser that is ideal for those working in air-conditioned environment. Lip Hop Aqua Jelly even relaxes area around your eyes by applying it with a piece of cotton. 
8. Acts as a lip moisturiser to sooth and chapped lips.



I enjoyed using the Ice Plant Water Cool. It’s perfect during this hot weather. Do you sometimes feel that body lotion gives you a sticky sensation especially after bathing on a warm day? The good thing about these body gels is that they have water-based formulation instead of oils, making the texture light and cooling during hot weather. 

The gel is highly water-like, as you can see on my palm (I had a tough time shooting that moving blob of gel, haha), and also has water-like color. The scent of each gel is very mild. Because these gels are multi-purpose, they’re perfect to travel with! This head-to-toe gel can be used on the hair, the face, lips, eyes and entire body. I even use it on my son’s hair in the morning before school to control his “bedhead hair” as alternative to normal gel or hair oil. Oil can get sticky during the day. 


I’m a big fan of sun care products and I’m pleased to try Lip Hop’s SUN CARE range. The range includes 4 variants: 

1. Ultra Whitening Sun Protection Lotion SPF80 PA+++ RM34.90 / 100ml
2. Super Defence EX Sun Protection Milk SPF115 PA+++ RM36.90 / 50ml
3. Moisturising Lightweight Sun Protection Spray SPF50 PA+++ RM35.90 / 150ml
4. Kids Hypoallergenic Sun Protection Lotion SPF50 PA+++ RM34.90 / 100ml
All made in Korea except the Lightweight Sun Protection Spray, which is made in Japan



I love spray products because these save time and I’m enjoying the Sun Spray SPF50, which comes in a canister of my favorite color, purple. Just spray it lightly over my arms and legs, and I’m ready! It can also be used on the face but not directly sprayed; spray onto the palm first then apply on the face. 


And thank goodness for having a Kids’ variant, too. I’m pleased that Lip Hop recognises the need for children to be “sun-proofed” as well, not just grown-ups. My son loves playing outside and I’m very cautious about his protection against the sun (and mosquitoes, arghhh, those pesky, little things). The Lip Hop Kids Sun Protection Lotion:
– is hypoallergenic, means it’s safe to use on sensitive skin
– can be applied on the face and body
– contains natural ingredients that soothe kids’ skin after sun exposure
– is water-resistant for 40 minutes, making it great for use during prolonged water and outdoor activities
– is free from parabens, artificial colorant, alcohol and mineral oil
– can be reapplied as needed, after swimming, frequent perspiring, towelling 





My son loves to cycle and was excited to try a cycling range by Urban Playz at Ikano Power Centre, next to The Curve shopping mall. This place is outdoor and enjoyed by a lot of kids, especially during the weekends. An activity like this definitely needs sun protection and I’m not one who’d simply allow my child to be exposed to sunlight and UV rays without shield. I allowed him to cycle for 30 minutes, armed with Lip Hop Kids Sun Protection Lotion.  

Now it’s even easier and more affordable to pamper ourselves, our entire family and the kids with Lip Hop’s head-to-toe care. Lip Hop’s Happy Cleanse, Aqua Jelly and Sun Protection products are conveniently available at Guardian pharmacies, in price range of RM12.90 – RM36.90. You can even check out Lip Hop’s site at http://www.liphop.com.my/ and even purchase online via Guardian’s e-shop

Smarter and Happier Kids with BrainFit Studio Programs

Geniuses are not born…they are made.


I strongly believe that all children have the potential to achieve a lot of things and reach their dreams. And we, parents, must give them the support and encouragement to discover themselves and develop their skills. If there’s a slight chance that we can possibly increase their capabilities by 1 or 2 or 5 or 10%, wouldn’t we do whatever it takes? 

Since my son started going to school at the age of 3, I’ve started spending 30 minutes to 1 hour daily to do exercise books with him. It was hard at first, of course, children want to play and play whenever they can. But I know that once this habit is fixed and with interesting books and tools, he will begin to find learning as a fun thing to do. It took a lot of patience, time and hard work but now, it’s already a daily habit and I can leave him alone to accomplish his books while I do other things, like write this article and share an experience with you about brain fitness. 


I’ve never heard of the term “brain fitness” before. I came across this concept during my quest for children’s activities last year. According to scientific research, we can improve our brain at whatever age we may be, much like how we can improve physical fitness.

An interesting brand I found was BrainFit. I saw their centre previously at The Curve shopping mall and the name itself already made me curious.

BrainFit aims to help children, including babies as young as 3 months up to 18 years old, unleash their intelligence and achieve their true potential. They work with neuro-scientists from the Scientific Learning Corporation to develop programs that children will benefit from.

A tool called CognitiveMAP™, BrainFit®’s proprietary neuroscientific tool, measures the brain fitness level of an individual. It helps trainers to understand each child’s unique brain fitness profile and to objectively measure improvement in cognitive skills after brain fitness training.

CognitiveMAP™ evaluates a student’s cognitive skills in the 5 brain fitness systems of:
1) Visual processing
2) Auditory processing
3) Sensory-Motor processing
4) Attention and Memory
5) Social-Emotional functioning

These 5 systems are important because they form the foundation of “engine for learning”. What you do is to schedule an appointment for your child to go through the CognitiveMAP evaluation. From this, a certified trainer will determine the most suitable program for your child to take. 

Depending on the age of your child, BrainFit provides 3 key programs: BrainFit Baby (9 months to 3 years old), BrainFit Junior (3 to 6 years old) and BrainFit Scholar (6 to 18 years old)

My son is 6 years old, turning 7 this year, and he was suitable to proceed with BrainFit Scholar program. This program aims to give school-going children a learning advantage through “mental work-outs”. It comes with key mental muscle programs: SMART Moves, SMART Vision, SMART Listening and SMART Focus. All these are aimed at improving our children’s performance across various areas, from body and spatial awareness up to social skills. He started 2 weeks ago, 2 sessions of 60 minutes per week. 



On his first session, my son was introduced to exercises that he’d never done before. He was thrilled to learn and do what the trainer taught him to do. Doing the exercises with other kids is also great as he learns how to be more social and comfortable with the tasks. I was actually nervous if he can stay focused for a stretch of 60 minutes in a new classroom. Surprisingly, with other children and with a patient trainer, he did. 
The classrooms are clean, bright and organized.

Look, they have a room for “baby” training program!

By the entrance, there’s a shelf display of educational toys for sale. Don’t be fooled; these are no ordinary toys  as these assist to develop logical  thinking. Each toy combines learning with fun!



During his 2nd session, he went through similar exercises but a bit harder this time. He still enjoyed it and had fun with 2 other children in class. One of the fascinating exercises was this one where they had to write as skilfully as they can while the pen is vibrating continuously. Look at this!

If you want to help your child in developing his/her skills, preparing for their next stages and if you have budget for it, sending him/her to this program will provide numerous benefits for their growth.
  • Focus and organisation 
  • Rhythm and timing 
  • Learning speed 
  • Body and spatial awareness 
  • Advance visual skills 
  • Gross and fine motor skills 
  • Confidence 

SMART Vision
  • Handwriting & copying
  • Learning speed and abilities
  • Focus and attention
  • Visual perception and memory
  • Accuracy in detailed work
  • Visual spatial awareness and organization

SMART Listening
  • Auditory processing
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Auditory memory
  • Receptive and expressive language skills
  • Reading and comprehension
  • Learning speed
  • Attention and focus
  • Communication and social skills
  • Confidence

  • Attention and concentration
  • Ability to stay on task
  • Working memory
  • Attention stamina
  • Impulse control
  • Over-activity

My son has not yet completed the program but so far, he’s keen to go back and do more exercises with other kids. It’s wonderful to see your child happily doing something to learn from. Great job, BrainFit!

Online Booking for BrainFit is available at www.nenerland.com 

For more information, you can drop by or call:
BrainFit Studio Malaysia
Lot 118, First Floor, The Curve Mall,
No. 6 Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: +603-77100273 / +6012-2179921
Founded by a team of child developmental professionals passionate about maximizing human potential, BrainFit Studio has been dedicating itself to bring you the most up-to-date and scientific brain fitness training programmes since 2001. 
BrainFit Studio originated in Singapore and is already 14 years in the region with over 5000+ databased results from programs conducted across Asia. It has established foothold in other countries like Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, and Turkey. BrainFit Studio aims to transform lives by improving learning capabilities, boosting performance, shaping behaviours and increasing intelligence through high-quality evidence-based neuro-scientific cognitive training programmes.