Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System

Some of us might not have the budget for a Clarisonic…but, hey, what about this one?

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For the past years, I’m sure you have witnessed the popularity of facial cleansing devices, dominated by best-selling brand Clarisonic. It took a while before beauty brands recognized the strong potential from this new beauty segment but it wasn’t too late for brands like Clinique and Olay to jump in the beauty device wagon.
While I think that Clarisonic is a worthy investment for good facial cleansing system, not everyone would have a budget of RM600+ to enjoy the benefits of a cleansing device. I wasn’t highly keen on trying out a cleansing device before but while shopping online at www.watsons.com.my, I received a free Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System (worth around RM129) together with my purchase of RM150 of selected brands. I love online shopping and I love free stuff!

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This facial cleansing device set comes in Olay’s black and red box. The box set contains: 1 facial cleansing device, 1 brush head, 1 skin renewal cleanser 20ml and 2 AA batteries.
Benefits of Olay Regenerist Cleansing System:
  • Up to 4x better cleansing than cleanser alone (tested on removing makeup vs. cleanser alone)
  • Gently exfoliates
  • Delivers daily deep cleansing
  • Renewal Cleanser primes the skin for anti-aging regimen
  • Device has 2-speed control, is water-resistant and easy to hold

What results to expect:
  • Skin is instantly cleaner, feels fresher
  • Skin texture is improved and smoother with continuous use 

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I like that Duracell batteries are already included in this boxed set. Don’t you just hate it when you discover that you need batteries for something you just bought or received? It’s also easy to install the 2 batteries on the device. Gently rock the battery compartment (on the base) side to side while pulling to release battery cover. Then insert the 2 batteries and push back the cover. Reminder, do not mix old and new batteries.

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The device has 2 rubber buttons, 1 to switch it on or off and 1 to control speed. I prefer to use basic speed versus the faster one but this will depend on your personal preference.

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This set comes with 1 brush head, which is easy to snap onto the device. It is recommended to replace the brush head every 3 months. I haven’t replaced mine after more than 3 months, haha, but it still works fine and, don’t worry, the brush head is not disgusting or dirty-looking (yet).
A 20ml skin renewal cleanser is packed inside this set but you don’t necessarily need to use it together with the device. We all have our preferred cleanser so feel free to use the device with your favorite brand. I have a habit of trying new brands and products every now and then. I’ve used the Olay Cleansing Device with different brands like Garnier, Neutrogena and Shizens.  

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For the past 6 months, I’ve been using this device every evening to cleanse my face. Initially, I tried using it day and night but I developed a few pimples, around 2-3 (oh yes, I will count them coz I rarely get these!), so I decided to slow down and use it at night only. For someone who has not tried cleansing devices before, it probably ‘surprised’ my skin. When I limited use to once a day, the pimples stopped, yay! And the fun starts.
My skin does feel instantly cleaner, in a different way than it feels with normal deep cleansing without a device. And though it’s not Clarisonic, I’d say it does a good job in complementing my skin-cleansing regimen. So if you want to start exploring facial cleansing devices and you’re on a tight budget, the Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System is good bet.
Replacement cleansing brush heads are available at www.watsons.com.my – RM29.90 for a boxed set of 2 pieces

Makeup Style using The Butterfly Project Beauty Box

Trying new beauty products is always fun! Combined with some of my loved items, these products that I haven’t tried before have become even more interesting.
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Last December, I had a fun evening with fellow butterflies at The Apartment, The Curve. The Butterfly Project, headed by Tammy Lim, gave a celebration where both fresh and seasoned bloggers had a great time, great dinner and great opportunity to meet new friends. Luckily, I was free to join the group on that weekday dinner.
Aside from the Secret Santa gift-giving session, I also received a beauty box from the group. Thanks to all the generous sponsors who worked closely with the group and brought us happy cheers and, of course, new beauty products to try.
It’s exciting to explore different makeup looks by combining different products or brands. But at the same time, it’s also fun to mix and experiment with the new products together with those that you already have and love. Like a lot of you, I also have my favorites when it comes to skincare or makeup.

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Some of my loved products include GlamGlow ThirstyMud, Makeup ForEver Mist & Fix, Nars Eye Paint, Nars Dual Eye Shadow and Maybelline Color Tattoo. And I decided to mix these with some of the items from my butterfly beauty box: Shizens Lip Tattoo, Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner and Always 21 Soothing Gel Mist.

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Starting with smooth, healthy skin makes a lot of difference on how makeup can accentuate or complement your look. I love using GlamGlow ThirstyMud to do my regular mask routine. It’s quite addicting so I limit it to twice a week. After washing off ThirstyMud, I spray Always 21 Soothing Gel Mist on my face and apply a moisturizer (I’m using Mario Badescu at the moment). Afterwards, I apply my makeup primer, foundation, pore minimizer and face powder (not included in photo shot).

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Now it’s time for my eye makeup. I’ve been loving my Nars eye paint and dual eyeshadow since last year, and I don’t think I can live without them. I’ve also started to use Maybelline Color Tattoo and it works well in making my eye color more vibrant and longer lasting. From the butterfly beauty box, I used the Dolly Wink Eyeliner, which has a pen style application.
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The Dolly Wink eyeliner has good color results and very easy to apply on the skin. It has a cute, dotted pink packaging, with a pen cap.
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On my lips, I used ShizensLip Tattoo, which came from The Butterfly Project beauty box. I’ve reviewed this lip product a few weeks ago and I loved its long lasting color on the lips. Great thing about this Lip Tattoo is that it makes the lips look naturally rosy through the day and keeps the lips moisturized. I now use it every morning together with different lip colors.
And here’s my quick 15-minute makeup look with a mix of my new and loved beauty products:

What are your favorite makeup products? Those that you must always have in your makeup kit? Thanks once again to The Butterfly Project for organizing events to meet friends and to explore more beauty products!

Find out more about the products featured in this article:















My 2015 Beauty Regime from The Butterfly Project Beauty Box

How are you starting your beauty regimen this year? Have you got your whole body (or most of it) covered? Thanks to The Butterfly Project, I got started with my new regimen early.

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Happy New Year! Wait, what? Is it late?

It’s always wonderful to welcome the new year with new things…specially beauty stuff. And this month, I have started using new and exciting products to take care of my lips, hands, face and hair. 

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For the face, it’s time to explore a new cleanser and a moisturiser to improve my skin tone with Garnier Sakura White Pinkish Radiance Cleansing Foam and Moisturizing Cream. I have yet to unbox the cream but starting with the cleansing foam, I fell in love with the beautiful scent. I know, I know, it’s not the scent that solves my skin concern but, hey, can’t help it if the scent is really lovely. These Sakura White products give the skin fresh and pinkish radiant complexion. And they are affordable, too, starting at RM12.90.

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I’ve been using GlamGlow since last year and seeing this travel size ThirstyMud is an excitement. This is still part of my beauty regime and with Chinese New Year approaching, I’m just happy to have this travel size tube! GlamGlow ThirstyMud gives hydrating wonders on the skin within a 20-minute application and wash off or tissue off. 
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Oh, yes, I regularly enjoy my GlamGlow mud with some wine

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I enjoy using mist on my face for instant moisture and skin refreshment. I’m currently using Melvita Eau Florale de Rose Damask Floral Rose Water, which I’ve also placed in a mini spray to carry with me to work. Now this Always Aloe Vera Soothing & Refresh Gel Mist is a delightful treat from the beauty box! I haven’t heard of this brand but the scent is invigorating, the mist feels great on the face and I love the spray. 

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Hair is a priority for me to start this year right as the effect of my rebonding treatment is starting to wear off. I’m always exploring shampoos and conditioners that will take care of my damaged hair. This Matrix Biolage Colorlast shampoo, as its name suggests, is for making color last longer – giving you salon-vibrant color for up to 9 weeks – but I discovered that Biolage also has a shampoo for dry hair —- Biolage Hydrasource. The Matrix Biolage hair care range addresses specific hair concern and is committed to creating sustainable products. 

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I love lip care products and will continue to love them. I’ve tried Shizens Lip Tattoo (see full review HERE) and it’s an amazing moisturizer, color and anti-aging product in one. It’s priced at RM168 so I may want to save it for office days and important events. For those casual days, I have Maybelline Baby Lips Colored Lip Balm to save my dry lips. If I remember right, this is only around RM15, available at leading pharmacies and beauty shops. I love the watermelon flavour and color of this Pink Shock variant. Did I mention it provides 8-hour moisture? 

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We must always hydrate our hands and take care of them daily and hourly. Hourly? Oh, yes, specially if you’re working inside cool temperature places. Never allow your hands to feel dry so always carry a tube of hand cream with you. This L’Occitane Velvet hand cream is a perfect companion to make sure that my hands stay young and beautiful. 
So these are some of my beauty picks to start my beauty regime this year! What are yours? 

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Lovely Lips with Shizens Lip Tattoo

There must be a good reason why this is a star product. I just had to find out. 

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I’ve been collecting new lip products for the past few months and I am enjoying this newfound addiction…to lip color. But like a lot of ladies, I don’t like the look of dry, fine lines on my lips. Some lipsticks are good enough to be worn bare but some need extra moisturiser before or after application. For those that feel a bit dry on my lips, I normally apply lip balm first then apply the lip color on top. But what if I can have a lip product that moisturises, gives rosy color and prevents fine lines on my lips all at the same time?

I was thrilled to receive the Shizens Lip Tattoo star product inside The Butterfly Project’s Beauty Box last month during our Christmas dinner. Love all the interesting items inside this box!

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This is really something new for a makeup product. Lip tattoo? Have you ever heard of other beauty brands having a similar lip product? I haven’t. Shizens Lip Tattoo comes packed inside a brown and gold box. The lip tattoo is plastic wrapped with easy-tear cutting. Here it is after removing the seal…

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Price: RM168 for 8ml
What it does: Moisturises, lightens dark pigment of lips, gives lips a rosy tone, provides long-lasting color wear

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This lip product has a sleek cap in metallic brown color while the tube itself is a mix of white and transparent plastic. Notice that after taking out from the tube, the applicator is white in color, hmmm, white lip color? You’ll see the magic of this tattoo in a short while.


I decided to experiment with this lip tattoo. Upon applying the product, it shows white at first but immediately changes to a pinkish color (see Swipe A on the left). I wanted to see what difference in color it would have if I apply it under lipstick and on top of lipstick. 

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Different shades with 3 techniques: a) plain lip tattoo, b) lip tattoo with lipstick on top, c) lipstick with lip tattoo on top. The great thing here is you can see that the plain lip tattoo gives enough rosy color on my skin. In fact, it is not necessary to wear with lipstick at all! It’s good enough on its own. 

Of course, if you’d love a darker red shade, it will be great to mix your darker red lipstick with Shizens Lip Tattoo for that moisture boost, prevention of lines and long-lasting color. Why is it called Lip Tattoo? Yes, you’re right. Because it does stick to your skin or lips for a long time than normal lip colors do. Be warned…your lips will stay lovely with rosy tones for long hours. It actually took a day for those test swipes on my arm to wear off even after bathing a few times! Cool. 

I’m someone who needs lipstick and lip balm or butter most of the time. See how pale I look without lip color? See how dry my lips are? 

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But a few swipes of Shizens Lip Tattoo made an immediate difference to the color and condition of my lips. The white product turned rosy in less than a minute (maybe it’s also because I’m hot, haha) and moisturized my lips in seconds. Love tattoo? Yes, I do. 

Find out more about Shizens via:
Website – www.shizens.com 

Shizens Awards Prizes for Stand Firm Stay Firm Photography Contest

It was out of passion for photography and interest in the subject that I participated in this contest. And guess what? I was one of the lucky winners.

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Shizens Time Resistance Essence STAND FIRM STAY FIRM

In April, so that was around 3 months ago, Shizens proudly launched their Stand Firm Stay Firm photography campaign. The “Stand Firm Stay Firm” campaign aims to display the outer beauty of women while also revealing their inner strength, which serves as an encouragement for them to stand firm within our society. It was an online contest where customers and fans stood a chance to win prizes by expressing their creativity through photos that display inner strength and outer beauty.
Hundreds of people submitted entries for the campaign, both for mobile photography and photography enthusiasts. And in the end, 10 finalists were selected/voted from each category that vied for grand and consolation prizes. I was so happy when I learned that I was one of the 10 finalists under photography enthusiasts.

My entry for Shizens Stand Firm Stay Firm Contest

My entry was this photo of myself with my precious son. I had a great time taking this photo with him, as he was very participative and supportive of what I was asking him to do. 
Shizens announced the final results early in June and I was one of them! My photo landed as First Runner Up. Wee!

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Winners were invited for a prize-awarding session last weekend. Held at Shizens flagship store in Level 6 of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, the awarding of prizes included photo ops with Shizens brand manager and time for us to explore skincare and cosmetics at the store.
 

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 So what did I get as the First Runner Up?
  • RM1,000 cash prize as shown on the mock certificate above
  • RM800 cash voucher from Shizens
  • RM500 cash voucher from Flissco photo studio

The first thing I did was splurge on Shizens products, of course! I had RM800 to spend and I was more than happy to pick my choices. Well, I’m already in love with some of their products so I knew what to pick. And here’s my Shizens haul:
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My Shizens picks that day!

Natural Pore Nutrient Pore Foundation 12g RM228
Hydro lotion 100ml RM188
Silky Renewal Gel 50ml RM138
Replenish Nutrient Expert 30g RM380

Shizens Natural Pore Nutrient Foundation RM228 (around USD71)

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I was very much intrigued by the foundation and I was more than happy to finally get a chance to test it. The name is very interesting and that white swirl of moisturizing nutrient visible on the foundation really makes it eye catchy. Must try!
Thanks once again to Shizens and to my friends and families who supported my son and me.

Shizens Photography Contest – GRAND PRIZE Winner

Congratulations to all the winners, especially to the grand prizewinner, Abam Mizie, who captured an amazing expression that truly represents the aim of this campaign. Great job!

My entry for Shizens Stand Firm Stay Firm Contest

Did you send an entry for this photography contest? 

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I was excited to participate in this online photography contest. It wasn’t just any ordinary competition; it is aimed at empowering and honoring women. The subject of the photo to be submitted is quite simple: share your best shots that tell the story of “Stand firm, stay firm.”

Relating this subject to my own life, I believe that my strength as a woman lies on my mission to nurture my son’s life. I guess I wouldn’t be wrong in saying that a lot of mothers discover strengths that they didn’t know they were capable of until they give birth to another life. My son has been my source of inner strength and through the years, I know I keep getting stronger because of my desire to protect him, to cherish him and to give him the best possible life I can offer. 

When I encountered this competition from Shizens, I already knew what I wanted to capture — my son and me during one of our happiest times, those times when we just don’t care about anything else and just caught up in our moment. It wasn’t easy capturing a 4-year-old. But with a tripod and the camera’s self-timer, I was able to take a few shots. 

This was my best shot and was my one and only entry to the competition:

My entry for Shizens Stand Firm Stay Firm photography contest

Each photo must be submitted with a caption. Mine was a vow to my son:

I may not have the greatest treasures in this world to offer you, my child, but I vow to hold your hand, to cherish every moment, every warm touch and every loving smile for the rest of my life. I may not have precious riches but I offer you a mother’s love. Let the storms come; I will be beside you to shield you from harm and to be your strength, now and for eternity. #standfirmstayfirm


I was overwhelmed by the response of my family and friends when I shared this on Facebook. There’s a small chance of winning but with the support given by my loved ones, I feel like a winner already. Thanks, everyone! You make my heart burst with your love!

I knew I must have a record of this on my blog. It was a fun and memorable activity for me (and my son). 

To find out the complete details about this competition (which ends on 30th April 2014), read my article about Shizens Stand Firm Stay Firm Contest – click HERE. 

To support me and my son by voting, click HERE

Thank you for your support and may you find your inner strength as a woman, as a man or as a person who can make a difference to somebody’s life.






Shizens Stand Firm Stay Firm Online Photography Contest

An exciting and meaningful photography contest for shutterbugs and mobile photo addicts like me
How many of us love taking photos? Photos of food, our drinks, our outfits, places we visit, new hairdo, what we were doing, our precious moments, and ourselves? We all love to take photos, no matter what subject. Here’s the perfect time and reason to put those photography skills and passion to good use.

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Since ancient times, women were rarely offered opportunities to work and learn. Yet, their inner strength can still be seen through their roles of giving birth to new life, taking care and protecting their family. But as time passed, women began demonstrating their capabilities in undertaking more responsibilities, raising a family as well as being part of the workforce and contributing to social welfare. As evolution enhanced the confidence level of every woman allowing them to showcase their inner strength, they still recognized the importance of physical beauty and strived to maintain their outer beauty through various means.

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As a means of acknowledging and recognizing the efforts of all women, Shizens has launched its “Stand Firm Stay Firm” campaign that runs from April 2 to April 30, 2014 where customers and fans will stand to win loads of attractive prizes by displaying their inner strength and outer beauty through a photo contest. The “Stand Firm Stay Firm” campaign aims to display the outer beauty of women while also revealing their inner strength, which serves as an encouragement for them to stand firm within our society.

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Share your best shots that tell the story of STAND FIRM STAY FIRM and get a chance to win amazing prizes worth up to RM18,000!

Photography Theme: Strong emotions, Human & Feminine.
Photography campaign period: 2 – 30 April 2014
The best photos will receive amazing prizes worth up to RM18,000 –  proudly sponsored by Shizens, Flissco and Samsung.

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There are 2 ways to join:
1 – for PHOTOGRAPHY ENTHUSIASTS
Open to all photography lovers who have the passion of bringing picture to life! However, there are certain requirements needed for the photo, as the selected photo will be printed in large.
  1. Photograph shall be taken using compact camera, DSLR camera (or of its similar)
  2. Minimum image size is: 5MB
  3. Studio photography with lightings are allowed
  4. Photo captions or title are required to be submitted together with the photo on the entry form

Submit your entry through this link or click HERE
2 – for MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHERS
Specially dedicated to all smartphone photographers! Mobile photography has made huge strides in this modern era and we’ve seen lots of talented mobile photographers over the years.
  1. Must be taken by a smartphone or any other mobile devices.
  2. To take part via Instagram, hashtag #standfirmstayfirmon your photo
  3. You may also submit your photos via the website 
  4. Photo captions or title are required to be submitted together with the photo on the entry form
Submit your entry through this link or click HERE
IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
  • Photos that have been digitally manipulated beyond standard optimisation (i.e. cropping, spotting, dodging and burning, sharpening, removal of dust, reasonable adjustments to exposure, colour, hue and contrast etc.) will not be accepted.
  • The photo submitted must NOT contain any of the inappropriate and sensitive issues that may violate the law of Malaysia such as religion, racism, politics, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, abusive, drugs, nudity, and sexually-oriented etc.
  • Photo-collaging, i.e. putting together several images, text, stickers and add-ons to make a single image, will not be accepted.

For complete terms and conditions, click HERE
The Judges
Photography is a form of art. It is, indeed, very subjective. How we see or “feel” about a photograph is the measure of its artistic affect, and different people may perceive or judge a photograph differently.
Despite all these disclaimers, there are many well-established rules and guidelines in the world of photography about what goes into a good photo and what does not. We are taking those guidelines into consideration when judging the photo contest. Of course, these are only guidelines. We believe that a good photo should speak for itself and shine through all the obstacles. It should convey the personality of the photographer just as strongly as in a painting. Don’t you think?
To help judging and selecting the potential best photos from among the many excellent entries, we are pleased to have invited Kenny Chai, an award-winning international photographer, to lead the panel of judges. With more than 15 years of experience in the trade, Kenny honed his skills in Malaysia working beside some of the best studios. He has worked on numerous projects with Ogilvy, Publicis, DDB, Lowe and Saatchi. He is currently based in Beijing China and a specialist in commercial photography, the Chief Photographer and Director of Grass Photography Studio.

GOT QUESTIONS?

You can check the FAQ section of the contest website – http://www.standfirmstayfirm.com/faqs/
For members of The Butterfly Project Beauty Bloggers group, click HERE to join the giveaway contest in collaboration with Shizens Stand Firm Stay Firm campaign.


Shizens Shui and Replenish Nutrient Expert

Shizens Hydro Anti-Aging Skincare Regimen (part 2)
Thanks for your interest to read on after part 1 – Shizens Hydro Cleanser and Hydro Enhancing Lotion product review
After application of the Hydro Enhancing Lotion, the skin is now well prepared for the following skincare products. 

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Shizens SHUI
Shizens SHUI comes in the same elegant gold and pearl color scheme as the other Hydro products but SHUI has a screw cap instead of a pump. The bottle has a double layer of white and clear acrylic, which is also evident in the screw cap. Even without a pump, dispensing is very controllable and the liquid is easy to pour on the palm.

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Shizens Shui on my palm
The product itself is also water-like in viscosity like the Enhancing Lotion. Using the palm, it is delightful to apply on the face. Some prefer to apply serums or essences with the palm or fingertips since there’s no wastage left when using cotton pads. And it’s nice to feel the product from skin to skin. This essence is definitely one of my favorite skincare items now.
SHUI acts like an enzyme to prepare your skin to accept other nutrients easily. By activating the cells, it will improve the skin blood circulation. The more rapid the blood circulation, the easier for the skin to detoxify the negative substances such as pimples, oil seeds and etc. By replenishing the missing nutrients, skin will be restored to its best texture, tone, and luminosity while strengthening its immune system. Shui detoxifies negative substances and replenishes nutrients to make the skin healthy and flawless.
SHUI is enriched with the Ganoderma Lucidum extract, which comes from a type of mushroom known as Ling Zhi (in Chinese) or Reishi (in Japanese). The mushroom has been used as a traditional medicine for centuries. The extract, also known as the “medicine of eternal life”, inhibits the formation of melanin, so this means brightening efficacies for the skin.
How to use:
After applying the Enhancing Lotion (or your normal toner/ lotion), dispense SHUI onto your palm or on a cotton pad.  Apply all over the face, pat gently.
Shizens Shui price: RM588 for 180ml
 

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Shizens Replenish Nutrient Expert

Shizens Replenish Nutrient Expert (RNE) comes in a square-ish jar with the same gold and pearl color as SHUI. The jar features the double-layer container elegantly (yeah, I’m very amused by the nice pearl and transparent layers of the containers huh). It also has a secondary cover after the cap for better hygienic purposes and to prevent the product from spilling to the inside of the cap when accidentally kept upside down.

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Shizens Replenish Nutrient Expert on my hand
The cream itself has a light peach color, not your traditional white or off-white color for a moisturizer. Surprisingly, for its yoghurt-like texture, it was not greasy at all and doesn’t make my face sticky. During the day, it blends well with my sunscreen and liquid foundation. I love how it makes both my face and neck feel supple even after my first overnight application. Amazing. This is a must-have-stock moisturizer in my vanity cabinet.
Various botanical extracts were used in the formulation of Shizens Replenish Nutrient Expert. These botanical extracts synergize perfectly with each other to deliver the best result to the skin and stimulate the collagen production and restore elasticity of skin. It contains natural herbs that are proven to have anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-oxidant and healing properties. RNE helps to hydrate the skin and keep it moist and supple.
Replenish Nutrient Expert works synergistically together with SHUĬ, the perfect essence to detoxify negative substances as well as strengthen skin immune system. SHUĬ motivates the absorption of Replenish Nutrient Expert that supplies sufficient nutrients to our skin. Visible changes can be seen with combination usage of SHUĬ and Replenish Nutrient Expert. Skin looks healthy and luminous after few days of continuous use.
How to use:
After applying SHUI, dab amounts of Replenish Nutrient Expert on the face and neck using your fingertips. Massage gently until fully absorbed.

Shizens Replenish Nutrient Expert price: RM148 for 10g/ RM380 for 30g
So what’s my overall VERDICT?
O.M.G. This regimen is amazing for me. I’ve felt the difference in just a few days. It is not easy to show the improvement on the photos but I think most important is how a person feels about her/his skin. Within 3 days, my skin feels great, feels supple and smooth. Within 7 days, there’s improvement on the texture and clarity of my skin. My pores are less noticeable and there’s reduction in redness on some areas of my face. Waking up to refreshed skin is also a great plus! Now, even if I had less sleep, my skin still looks clear in the morning as long as I don’t skip my regimen in the evening.
See my before and after photos below, taken right after washing, no other product applied (ignore brightness/darkness as it’s difficult to maintain lighting consistency on photography and I didn’t want to edit).

Before (left) and after (right) 3 days of using Shizens skincare regimen

Third day (left) and Seventh day (right) of using Shizens skincare regimen

This experience has revealed confidence for me to use Shizens products. I think I should explore more Shizens items soon! 

Here are the Shizens products that I used:

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Stay connected to Shizens, visit their FB page at:
Discover more skincare and cosmetics from Shizens at
Shizens Outlets:
Pavilion – Lot 6.47.00, Level 6, Pavilion KL, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Times square Outlet – Lot-04-20B, Berjaya Time Square, 1 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Wangsa Walk – Lot GK-03A Wangsa Walk Mall, 1 Jalan Wangsa Delima 12, Wangsa Maju, 53300 Kuala Lumpur
Isetan KLCC – 1st Level, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Center, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Isetan Garden – 2nd Floor, The Gardens Mid Valley Lingkaran Syed Putra 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Metrojaya BB Plaza – LG Floor, Bukit Bintang Plaza 111 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Metrojaya Mid Valley – Ground Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, 1 Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Parkson Festival Mall –1st Floor, KL Festival City, Jalan Taman Ibu Kota, Taman Danau Kota, 53300 Setapak, Kuala Lumpur
Parkson Sungai Wang – LG-111, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Parkson Pavilion – Level 3, Pavilion KL, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Parkson KLCC – 1st Floor, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
AEON Maluri – Jalan Jejaka, Taman Maluri Cheras 55100, Kuala Lumpur

About Shizens

Shizens is a skin care and cosmetics brand, propelling its expansion in Malaysia as well as regional market. Inspired and infused by bountiful natural ingredients, Shizens offers a wide range of products, from make-up, skin protection to skin care, all created to revive and nourish your natural beauty.

Combining eastern values emphasizing benefits from botanical extracts and the advancement of western technology, Shizens products are enriched with natural ingredients selected from different part of the world.

Shizens offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic and skin care products. Eye Charm, Lip Painter and Liposome Fair Refining Essence are Shizens best-selling products. Additionally, Shizens offers products such as Natural Pore Nutrient Foundation, Pore UV Essence BB cream, Double Auto Eyebrow (eyebrow pencil), Mascara, Silky Renewal Gel, Moisture Cleansing Balm and many more to help individuals exude personal glamour with a natural look.

As a growing cosmetics and skin care company in Malaysia, Shizens will keep improving by bringing more excelling products to benefit our customers.




Shizens Hydro Cleanser and Enhancing Lotion

Shizens Hydro Anti-Aging Skincare Regimen (part 1)
Well, this is totally new to me. I’ve never tried any Shizens product before, not even their very famous mascara or lip products. Not that I didn’t want to try but I guess I’m more comfortable with brands where I can do beauty shopping at my own pace and time. When I have really made up my mind to purchase a certain item from a brand’s beauty counter, yes, I do approach one. Or when I was doing competitor checks while I was still managing skincare brands. But, most of the time, I prefer going around and exploring different brands and products myself with less intervention from beauty consultants until I ask for it.
With special thanks to Shizens, I had the opportunity to try some of their products and what I’m about to share is a revelation. I do respect the brand but I wasn’t quite sure if the products are suitable to me…before.
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Shizens Hydro Anti-Aging Skincare
Shizens has an anti-aging skincare range, the Hydro Series, which combines hydration and anti-aging. I had 4 products to test and try: Hydro Cleanser, Hydro Enhancing Lotion, SHUI and Replenish Nutrient Expert.
Being a skincare addict, I’m one of those people who are particular in making sure that the first step of the skincare regimen is done right. I don’t compromise on cleansers; my cleanser should have the efficacy to thoroughly remove dirt and yet good enough to nourish my skin.

Shizens Hydro Cleanser

Shizens Hydro Cleanser comes in this beautiful gold and pearl colored bottle (you might have noticed in my previous posts that I have a weakness for gorgeous packaging). I love the color combination that makes an elegant statement. The bottle itself is a double layer of white and clear acrylic, with highlight of gold pump and gold strip on the removable cap. Pretty gorgeous, isn’t it?


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Shizens Hydro Cleanser on my palm
The cleanser product itself is a shimmering gel with tiny reddish micro-beads if you look closely (you can’t see it here, though). With addition of water, it turns into light foam that spreads nicely on the face. I really fell in love with this item; it has a feel of soft cushion on my skin while I was massaging. And after rinsing, it leaves a smooth, lovely feel on my face, almost “babyskin-like”. There was no dry or stinging feel, just soft and tender. The scent of the cleanser is just mild and pleasant to the senses.
Shizens Hydro Cleanser removes dirt and impurities without stripping off the skin’s essential moisture. It helps in increasing the moisture level of the skin to make it hydrated, healthy and radiant. It is gentle, non-irritant and suitable for most types of skin. 
How to use the Hydro Cleanser:
Pump a pea-size amount on your palm. Add a bit of water and rub between your palms to create light foam then gently massage all over the face. Rinse thoroughly. (For those who use heavy and waterproof makeup, like me, it’s best to use a makeup remover/ cleansing oil or lotion prior to face cleanser)
Shizens Hydro Cleanser price: RM158 for 100ml


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Shizens Hydro Enhancing Lotion
Shizens Hydro Enhancing Lotion also comes in the same gold and pearl color bottle as the cleanser. The pump makes it easy to dispense just the right amount of the product on a cotton pad. You also have the option to use your hand to apply this on your skin if this is more convenient or comfortable for you.


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Shizens Hydro Enhancing Lotion on my palm
The lotion product itself is a clear fluid with water-like viscosity. Like the cleanser and other products within this range, it has a mild, pleasant scent that does not linger. It is easily absorbed in the skin and does not leave any sticky residue. My skin feels clean and refreshed after applying the lotion.
Shizens Hydro Enhancing Lotion serves as a second cleanser to further cleanse the face for better absorption of following skincare products. It works to repair skin cells and decelerate aging of the skin. It contains anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties for youthful skin.
How to use the Enhancing Lotion:
After cleansing your face and wiping it dry, dispense the lotion on a cotton pad or on your palm. Pat gently all over the face. Apply day and night.
Shizens Hydro Enhancing Lotion price: RM188 for 100ml
So that’s the Hydro Cleanser and Enhancing Lotion. After applying these 2 products, it’s time for Shui and Replenish Nutrient Expert. For purposes of not making this post too long, I’ve split it into 2 parts. To read on about Shui and Replenish Nutrient Expert, click HERE and discover Shizens results on my skin within 7 days.
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Shizens flagship store in Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur


Shizens Outlets:
Pavilion – Lot 6.47.00, Level 6, Pavilion KL, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Times square Outlet – Lot-04-20B, Berjaya Time Square, 1 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Wangsa Walk – Lot GK-03A Wangsa Walk Mall, 1 Jalan Wangsa Delima 12, Wangsa Maju, 53300 Kuala Lumpur
Isetan KLCC – 1st Level, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Center, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Isetan Garden – 2nd Floor, The Gardens Mid Valley Lingkaran Syed Putra 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Metrojaya BB Plaza – LG Floor, Bukit Bintang Plaza 111 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Metrojaya Mid Valley – Ground Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, 1 Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Parkson Festival Mall –1st Floor, KL Festival City, Jalan Taman Ibu Kota, Taman Danau Kota, 53300 Setapak, Kuala Lumpur
Parkson Sungai Wang – LG-111, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Parkson Pavilion – Level 3, Pavilion KL, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Parkson KLCC – 1st Floor, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
AEON Maluri – Jalan Jejaka, Taman Maluri Cheras 55100, Kuala Lumpur

About Shizens
Shizens is a skin care and cosmetics brand, propelling its expansion in Malaysia as well as regional market. Inspired and infused by bountiful natural ingredients, Shizens offers a wide range of products, from make-up, skin protection to skin care, all created to revive and nourish your natural beauty. 
Combining eastern values emphasizing benefits from botanical extracts and the advancement of western technology, Shizens products are enriched with natural ingredients selected from different part of the world. 
Shizens offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic and skin care products. Eye Charm, Lip Painter and Liposome Fair Refining Essence are Shizens best-selling products. Additionally, Shizens offers products such as Natural Pore Nutrient Foundation, Pore UV Essence BB cream, Double Auto Eyebrow (eyebrow pencil), Mascara, Silky Renewal Gel, Moisture Cleansing Balm and many more to help individuals exude personal glamour with a natural look.
As a growing cosmetics and skin care company in Malaysia, Shizens will keep improving by bringing more excelling products to benefit our customers.