Monday, July 19, 2021

Skincare in the COVID era | Clinelle Pureswiss Hydracalm series review

 The delta COVID variant is here! Therefore, most healthcare workers choose to wear N95 and face shield in clinical areas. Unfortunately, this has resulted in a lot of inflammation and maskne. Therefore, good skincare regime is even more vital now.

I have been using Clinelle PureSWISS Hydracalm series for some time now. Let me introduce everyone to the products.

The range contains 3 main active ingredients:
1. Natural hyaluronic acid which can lock in moisture up to 72 hours.
2. Pure Swiss Thermal Spring Water is a hydration booster.
3. Bio-Calm complex calms, restores and strengthens skin’s barrier and defense function.

They make up the powerful 3x HydraCalm action. The effects are seen as early as 3 days after use.

Formulated and manufactured in France, this hydration range features the that aims to effectively restore skin health and penetrates deeper into the skin for longer lasting hydration.

Clinelle Pureswiss Hydracalm cleansing gel

This cleanser is soap-free. It remains foamy yet gentle enough to cleanse impurities and excess sebum without over-stripping skin’s natural moisture. My face feels rejuvenated and hydrated afterwards.

Clinelle Pureswiss Hydracalm serum

Serum provides intense treatment to plump and soften the skin. This serum is lightweight and absorbed quickly for radiant complexion.

Clinelle Pureswiss Hydracalm cream

This cream further boosts lasting skin hydration without being greasy. This is especially great for dehydrated skin to maintain oil water balance. The end result is elimination of fine lines and sebum overproduction-- these are the issues I face having combination skin.

Clinelle Pureswiss Hydracalm sleeping mask

I often work until later in the evening. A 2 min cooling and pampering sleeping mask ensures my skin remains fresh and rejuvenated throughout the night until the next morning. When applied, the mask transforms into water droplets which are easily absorbed by the skin.

Clinelle products are also safe for use as they contain:

No Artificial Fragrance – Contains allergen that may cause irritation to skin
No Artificial Colouring – Increases the risk of skin sensitivity and clog pores
No Comedogenic Ingredients – Clog pores and cause acne
No Mineral Oil – Causes acne
No SD Alcohol – Strips of skin’s natural moisture and causes dryness
No Lanolin – Causes irritation and allergy reaction to skin
No Paraben – May link to health risks

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Comfort Food 鸳鸯肠马来鸡煲饭 | 利园酒家美食外送

 我们家每个星期都追踪《阿范煮饭》面子书特约--上个星期就看了家常便饭齐齐欢-当场就煮了三道美食梅菜排骨扣芋头蒸饭、腊味煲香饭和鸳鸯肠马来鸡煲饭。认识我的朋友们都知道我平时不怎么爱吃饭,可是 利园酒家的鸳鸯肠马来鸡煲饭是我家公认的 Comfort Food。这是饭中经典,非吃不可!

Comfort Food 是我很喜欢用的英文用词。从华语角度来说,直接翻译就成了舒服食物。这类食物吃了畅快、过瘾、也不拘礼数,就像在家里吃一顿大餐一样。吃的很饱,很满足。很有妈妈的家乡味道!







利园酒家Healthcare Forte 的宗旨是把有科学根据的保健食品和产品带给客户。他们家的产品应有尽有,包括生冷或冷冻食品/海鲜、熟食、汤品、酱料、鸡蛋、食物外送、各式饮料、美容护肤品等。

交货日 👇
📣 要哪一天都可以,除了每个星期一 (休息日) & 星期二 (中午)
📣 午餐和晚餐均可

✔ 到店自取 ❌额外收费
✔ 外送到家是使用快递自费服务,快递收费为RM6-RM20

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Tackling Face Mask Skin Problem | Cetaphil Skincare Range

 Face mask wearing protects us against this deadly COVID 19 pandemic. However, wearing masks for long duration without proper skincare routine can wreck havoc on our skin. Common issues are acne, skin peeling, rashes and even pressure injuries! The American Academy of Dermatology Association has an excellent article listing tips to prevent face mask skin concerns.

I have combination skin which verges on oiliness. There are visible enlarged pores and a reflective complexion, due to excessive sebum around the T-zone. However my cheeks can be dry! This results in acne and peeling skin at the same time which has been worsening with prolonged PPE wearing at work. Luckily, Cetaphil has a range of dermatologist approved products to solve my skin problems. There are only 3 simple steps ( Gentle Skin Cleanser > Moisturiser > Sunscreen SPF 50+), namely Cleanse + Moisturize + Protect.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Over washing is a big no-no for me as it worsens dehydration and may lead to even more oil production. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is able to cleanse effectively yet gently without irritating or dehydrating the skin due to its pH balanced formula. It also maintains oil water balance to prevent breakouts.

Other than that, the cleanser is
-Soap-free and fragrance-free
-Ideal for both face and body
-Can be used with or without water (leave on after wiping excess off)

The cleanser also defends against 5 signs of skin sensitivities: weakened skin barrier, irritation, roughness, tightness and dryness. The end result is dry, peeling, red, inflamed, itching or even stinging skin!

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is effective at removing excess oil, dirt as well as light makeup. Double cleansing using an oil-based makeup remover before cleanser is needed for heavy, waterproof makeup.

Regular exfoliation helps to unclog pores and removes dead skin cells. This is important for oily and combination skin. Besides using gentle facial scrubs/clay masks, I use an electric silicon cleanser gently. Exfoliation should be done only 1-2/week initially and can be slowly increased to daily once tolerated to avoid irritation.

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

Moisturizing is equally important in combination skin. The focus is to use a lightweight non-greasy moisturizer that’s fast-absorbing. Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream is non-comedogenic . It can be used on the face and body. It is also formulated to suit the whole family's skincare needs. Besides that, the emollients (sweet almond oil) and humectants help to bind water to the skin for durable hydrating effects using Moisture Lock technology. My skin appears soft and smoother after application up to 48hours. After 1 week, Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream restores my skin's moisture barrier.

Cetaphil Sun SPF 50+ Light Gel

Sun protection is essential both indoors and outdoors to prevent premature skin aging, pigmentation and over-secretion of sebum. Cetaphil Sun SPF 50+ Light Gel is lightweight, non-comedogenic, non-greasy and provides broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. This light gel is gentle and can also be used for both face and body. Gel based skincare products are suitable for combination skin. Even though Cetaphil Sun SPF 50+ Light Gel is water resistant, reapplication is still necessary after perspiring, swimming or towelling.

Cetaphil is a reputable company producing dermatologist-approved skincare solutions. The first product is none other than its iconic Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser developed by a pharmacist in 1947 with ongoing research and development. Now Cetaphil offers face and body moisturizers, cleansers, baby care, sun care and products for common skin issues. The aim is to get healthy skin which is integral to leading a healthy life.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Home Improvement during FMCO | HomePro Online Warehouse Sale

 We feel so excited! HomePro Online Warehouse Sale (17/6/21 – 20/6/21) is arriving. Now that you spend more time at home, we need to pay even more attention in home living products-- which are both functional and decorative. We can easily list a long list of what we need replacing-- shoe cabinet, chest freezer, book cabinet etc.

As it is safest to shop from home, HomePro is shifting their most anticipated Warehouse Sale online this year. This is the first time the sale is happening virtually and we are so thrilled.

HomePro offers a wide range of products, from electrical appliances, furniture, home decoration and outdoor gardening. It has everything we need for our dream home. The price tag is equally tempting with chances to get cashback into Grab ewallet and offers to get extended warranty.

Did I mention- the discount is up to 80%! After a few mouse clicks, our purchase will be delivered to the doorsteps.

All the OFFERS for HomePro's first Online Warehouse Sale are:

⭐ Daily Shocking Deals

⭐ Fast Delivery

⭐ Satisfaction Guaranteed

⭐ Gift with Purchase

⭐ Bulk Purchase Offer

⭐ 0% interest Instalment Plan

If this is not enough to make you excited, here are 5 solid reasons why you should definitely look forward to HomePro's FIRST Online Warehouse Sale:

1. Massive offer & discounts* (Up to 80% off!)

2. Fast delivery, we can get your items shipped out within 24 hours.

3. Wide range of products selection, more than 7000 home necessity products available.

4. Skip the queue under the hot sun, now you can skip the crowd and still enjoying the best deals right from your phone/ computer.

5. Good things are meant to be shared, now you can share the best deals you found with your friends and family right away.

Grab the opportunity here--

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Monday, June 14, 2021

Pandemic Screen Time and Digital Eye Strain | Eyeshield Blue Light Glasses Review

Eye strain is common due to long-term use of computers, digital devices, phones, reading or driving long distances. As people spend longer time indoors using computers or other digital devices for both work and leisure, digital eye strain aka Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is a common issue. 

How to recognise eye strain? Watch out for the following symptoms-

Watery eyes

Dry eyes

Blurred vision

Sensitivity to light


Neck and shoulder pain

Difficulty concentrating

Burning eyes

Itchy eyes

Hard time keeping the eyes open

What causes CVS?

While staring at the screen for long periods, the eyes are constantly shifting focus and moving with less blinking. Combined with the glare and contrast, this can be tough on the eyes.

Where can we find blue light?

Most blue light emit from the sun. Gadgets like televisions, smartphones, laptops, and tablets have become modern blue light source.

Why worried about blue light?

A recent study published in June 2020 showed adults averaged 4 hours and 54 minutes on a laptop before the lockdown and 5 hours and 10 minutes after. They spent 4 hours and 33 minutes on the smartphone before, and 5 hours and 2 minutes after.

My own screen time statistic apparently is pretty in par comparing to the average usage.

What about screen time for children?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends:

No screen time until 2 years old (except for video chatting)

Less than one hour of screen time for children ages 2 to 5. 

This allows more time for other activities and interactions fundamental to children’s physical and intellectual development.

How to reduce digital eye strain?

-Follow the 20-20-20 rule. Take a 20-second break to view something 20 feet away every 20 minutes. 

-Choose screens that tilt and swivel

-Regularly clean your screen as smudges can reduce contrast

-Use a glare filer

-Reduce glare on your screen through proper lighting

-Use an adjustable chair

-Adjust lighting according to activity

-Use night mode on gadgets

-Use artificial tears when eyes begin to feel dry

-Apply warm, wet washcloth to tired eyes

-Rest eyes from contact lens occasionally 

More info about CVS here on WebMD.

What about blue light blocking glasses?

Anecdotal evidence has shown effectiveness in delaying onset of digital eye strain by reducing glare. Blue light blocking glasses can filter out the blue light emitted from digital screens. 

Less blue light also improves sleep as the production of melatonin hormone is normalized. A 2017 study performed by the University of Houston found that participants wearing the glasses showed a 58% increase in their nighttime melatonin levels.

Therefore, we have gotten a pair of Eyeshield KL kids glasses for Bing. My boy has to attend preschool classes over a 2 hours stretch with no break on weekdays. As both Mr husband and I have high grade myopias, we have to help our children to mitigate their risks! The glasses are light and comfortable to wear. Bing has less tendency to rub his eyes and complain of fatigue after wearing them to his online class. He is also able to turn in earlier at night now.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021




一盆菜里可荟萃有百菜百味,共冶一炉,以“和味”为原则。以往大家在空地, 坐着木凳,围着用木炭加温,热烘烘的盆菜,一边品尝,一边庆祝。由此盆菜延伸了喜庆团聚的意义。



2021年的父亲节(正日6月20日),虽然不能堂食,在家也不能马虎!我们家就提早定了 利园酒家著名的包罗万有特级盆菜,来大快朵颐。重点是不必煮到天翻地覆也可以轻松享受色香味俱全的围桌佳肴。

利园酒家的包罗万有特级盆菜13配料:鲍鱼, 海参, 鱼鳔, 柱圃, 冬菇, 豆根, 明虾, 梅菜扣肉, 鸡, 蒲鱼自制丸, 芋头, 白萝卜, 津菜。好料全部浸在浓稠的顶级高汤。一盆菜里包含了营养丰富的昂贵食材。那么多的选择,能够满足不同的口味。分量也符合健康饮食的比例-吃的开心又养生。


*庆父亲节优惠/Father day PWP*
Premium chicken rice 特选菜园走地鸡(半只) 配 香鸡油饭: RM55.00(原价: RM80)
金银肠煲马来鸡饭(半只) RM68.00(原价:RM88)

利园酒家Healthcare Forte 的宗旨是把有科学根据的保健食品和产品带给客户。他们家的产品应有尽有,包括生冷或冷冻食品/海鲜、熟食、汤品、酱料、鸡蛋、食物外送、各式饮料、美容护肤品等。

交货日 👇
📣 要哪一天都可以,除了每个星期一 (休息日) & 星期二 (中午)
📣 午餐和晚餐均可

✔ 到店自取 ❌额外收费
✔ 外送到家是使用快递自费服务,快递收费为RM6-RM20

直接PM 👇 :

Monday, June 7, 2021

Portable Air Purifier -- PURE FOLIO review

 Air sanitisation has been in the limelight since the start of the COVID 19 pandemic. The severity of COVID 19 infection varies from mild upper respiratory tract infections to severe chest infection with multi organ failure which may require life machine support, eventually resulting in permanent scarring of the lungs. The SARS-Cov-2 virus is transmitted via droplets and can be aerosolized as well. 

Most of the time bodily fluids such as coughs and sneezes can be projected around 1 meter far. However, the distance differs due to other environmental factor such as ventilation and wind. For example, sneezes can pass infectious droplets to the full length of a bus and ash from a Mexican bushfire was found to have blown all the way to Africa from high winds. 

Other airborne microbes and allergens such as moulds can also cause irritation and inflammation throughout the respiratory tract-- from the nose, throat, sinuses, to the upper airway  and lungs. Sinus congestion, coughing, itchy eyes, rashes, fatigue and sore throats can be some of the manifestations. People who have atopy are more prone to develop these symptoms-- my family included. 

How can we then disinfect the air? Good ventilation, with 6-12 room air changes per hour is recommended by the CDC; be it natural outdoor conditions or mechanical ventilation. Other methods include room air cleaners (using filters, UV etc) and upper-room germicidal UV fixtures. Most of the methods are expensive and are fairly complicated to implement.

Therefore, we use air purifier tubs called PURE FOLIO. They are small, portable and effective air purifying solutions designed to address “Sick Building Syndrome“ as mentioned in the previous paragraph. Enclosed spaces (such as homes, car, small storage, boats, caravans, commercial buildings, large offices, hospitals, cold rooms, transport, museums, universities, indoor agricultural, ships, submarines) can accumulate harmful microbes and spores increasing the risk of allergies, toxicity and sickness. 

PURE FOLIO is powered by SAN-AIR Technology and approved by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) as both Household Grade Disinfectant & Commercial Grade Disinfectant. Extensive research and development has been conducted by Daniel Massaioli, an Australian chemist and SAN-AIR's founder. 

SAN-AIR is able to kill any mould and bacteria at the rate of 55% airborne particles every hour.  After the first 24 hours, the indoor air environment is mostly microbe depleted. Within 24 to 48 hours, the indoor environment there is an obvious improvement in mustiness and levels of airborne contaminants. PURE FOLIO has been proven to eliminate COVID 19 as well. SAN-AIR is also able to sanitise ducted air conditioning and wall mounted units inaccessible to usual cleaning.

Furthermore, PURE FOLIO only contains 100% natural, biodegradable and non toxic SAN-AIR proprietary essential oils. This means PURE FOLIO is safe for children, pets as the ingredients are food safe certified. It does not irritate the respiratory tract or the skin.

What does Dr Yingzangel think?

PURE FOLIO is a convenient and powerful way to disinfect air especially when there is odor from humidity, pets, tobacco, washroom and excretions. Each tub can last 2 months and I love how I can bring the tub with me anywhere I go, especially when I am oncall. The scent of eucalyptus essential oil also helps to calm me down to ensure better quality of sleep. For safety reasons, I will still suggest allergy sufferers to test before use.

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