Friday, March 26, 2021

Bio-Life MaxX Fish Oil Double Strength : What is the difference between Fish oil and Omega 3?

Friday, March 26, 2021 0 Comments

 




I remember taking the liquid fish oil during my childhood time. I just hate the fishy smells. It makes me burp fishy awful smells and the taste linger in my mouth. It tastes like puke. I often refuse to take that no matter how good it was for my health as explained by my parent. Me and my rebellious attitude again!


Then when I start working as a young adult, ahhh....this reminds me of my youthful life. We can't turn back time, people! Remember that! Anyway, back to my fish oil story. I started taking the fish oil inconsistently and then stop for a few years. Eating fish in my daily meal is far from the recommended requirements. All about working and saving money. I end up neglect my health. When my age hits 36 years old, the Doctor diagnosed me has a knee osteoarthritis condition both. No wonder it sounds like a cracking rice crispy whenever I walk down the staircase. Gosh! I was so devasted. This early? Anyway, life must go on. The doctor advised me to add Omega 3 to my daily diet for my knee health and to slow down further damage to my knee.


I always very confuse between Fish oil and Omega 3. So what is the difference between fish oil and Omega 3?


Fish oil is an oil produced by the fish's fat and tissues and it contains Omega-3 fatty acid such as EPA and DHA. But the fish don't just produce those by themselves though! It acquires it through diet by feeding on other fish and microalgae.


Omega 3 is very important to the human body especially when we get older. Believe it or not that not all Omega 3 can be found in fish oil. So, better to choose carefully before making your decision.













Bio-Life MaxX fish oil 1000mg double strength is one of the supplements for my daily health routine.  When getting into the ageing stage the double strength in everything is a must! Normal 1000mg fish oil providing 180mg EPA and 120mg DHA but with Bio-Life MaxX fish oil double strength 1000mg contains 360mg of EPA and 240mg of DHA in one capsule. 


Bio-Life MaxX Oil Double strength product claimed :

  • Contains 2x concentration of Omega 3 EPA and DHA
  • Omega 3 triglyceride form, which easily absorbed and utilized by the body
  • Processes through molecular distillation which removes nearly impurities and contaminants from the crude fish oil (Safety and quality assurance)
  • Sourced from anchovies, one of the deep sea small fish which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.


I improve my health by taking some supplements. One of the supplements which highly recommended is fish oil. You can take in the form of adding fish into your daily diet or if you are someone who has difficulty doing that, there is always fish oil pills for you to pop in.  I always choose a reputable brand for my health supplement and Bio-Life is one of the most trusted health supplement brands which I frequently take. 


Why everyone needs to add fish oil to daily life?


  • Provides 2x concentrated omega 3 EPA and DHA
  • The convenient and easiest way to increase the intake of omega 3
  • Omega 3 has many health benefits such as - good for the heart, brain and eyes
  • It helps to increased emotional benefits as well such as improve health quality, reduce the rich of heart disease.


What is the recommended dosage for fish oil?


In general, many recommended taking it twice one capsule. twice daily.


Where to buy Bio-Life MaxX fish oil Double strength?


You can purchase at any leading pharmacy nationwide at RM190 for 100s capsule x 3 bottles.


For more information on Bio-Life health supplements, please visit the Bio-Life Official website .Mega BiO-LiFE 


I know many young people may think they are not at the age to take a health supplement. Trust me. I have been there and done that. I regretted so much for neglected and not being consistent in taking care of my health since young. So you are never too young in taking health supplements and make sure to add the Fish Oil to your list. 

If you read some article saying eating fish oil will make you fat. Ditch it right away! Fish oil with Omega-3 is indeed good for health maintenance. It improves sleep quality as well.

For your note,  eating fish daily doesn't mean you have a sufficient supply of omega-3 for your body. Thus many opt to take Fish Oil supplements.



Wednesday, March 10, 2021

NUVIT Anti Acne Skincare Review

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 0 Comments

 

Anti Acne skincare


What are the scariest skin care problems?

As for me, Acne and Blemishes. I will try my best to care for my health and skin to avoid such a nightmare. 


What causes Acne and Blemishes?


1. Touching the face regularly can cause skin breakout. Why? Our hand may not be clean and we don't know what kind of germs may stay on our face and skin.


2. Stress can be one of the factors for a skin condition. Do you know stressful people will end up with an increase in acne and get more inflamed? Inner peace and also a good night sleep can make a huge difference for your skin health too.


3. Not cleanse the skin properly may end up with acne and blemishes too. Why? The makeup residue may build-up and clogged the pores. Even if you don't apply make up the dirt and oil may end up build up skin problems. So make sure to make a habit to cleanse your face properly before sleep.


4. A start of the menstrual cycle could give you blemishes too. This is most common for all women. But I still find this is frustrating especially when I even look like a pufferfish during this time of the month due to water retention. I will try to take Vitamin B-6 every day and Calcium-Magnesium to regulate hormonal imbalance.


5. Hormonal imbalance can also cause acne and blemishes. A common sign of hormonal imbalances is an inconsistent, sporadic and irregular monthly cycle. I would advise you to visit a gynaecologist to run a test.


6.Change of weather or season could also effect to your skin. You can make some changes in your regular skincare routine if this is the case.


Well, there are many more to list down but I will stop here. Another way to avoid acne and blemishes is to include anti-acne skincare in your skincare routine. You don't need to wait until you have acne and blemishes to include this range in your skincare routine. 


Since I usually develop acne and blemishes during my menstrual, so I include the anti-acne skincare one week before my cycle hit me. It helps a lot on that annoying painful zits from developing, though.


One of the anti-acne skincare worth to try is from Nuvit. I am a Nuvit sunscreen big fan and the anti-acne from them are equally good and suit my skin too. 


Why I recommended Nuvit for Anti Acne skincare range?


I am a big fan of simple skincare routine. Nuvit anti-acne combat in 3 simple ways for acne control effect.


  1. Spot
  2. Entire
  3. Enhance

Nuvit anti-acne skincare has an exclusive ingredient, AC-PURE to target oily skin that prone to develop acne, scars and comedones.


Nuvit's AC Pure benefits and ingredients to the skin :


  • regulates sebum production - AC Net
  • improve keratinocytes metabolism - Salicylic acid
  • soothes inflammation - witch hazel extract
  • shrink pores - meadowsweet extract
  • antibacterial - tea tree oil

I would say overall it provides total care of acne problems and result in making skin feel fresh, fine and supple.


Let me share with you my Nuvit anti-acne skincare routine.


Acne Prevention


1st Step (SPOT) Nuvit Acne & Blemishes Prevention Concentrate (Long-acting anti-acne agent)


It has zinc oxide, kaolin, Klamath lake and algae extract. 


How Nuivt acne and blemishes prevention concentrate works :


  • remove (closed comedones) whiteheads and (open comedones) blackheads, 
  • purifies and shrinks pores
  • antibacterial and oil control properties

How to apply Nuvit Acne & Blemishes Prevention Concentrate?


Apply after cleansing the skin. Shake the bottle and then pour out the concentrates onto a palm then use a cotton swab to dip it. Why you need to use a cotton swab?  You only apply the concentrate on the affected area. Recommended applying twice daily. One in the morning and evening.


Another way to apply Nuvit Acne & Blemishes Prevention Concentrate is to pour out the concentrate onto a cotton pad and place it on the affected area for 3 to 5 minutes twice or thrice a week. I use this way on my skin. Fast and less messy. Don't forget to shake before use. 


Remember! this is the spot step, so please apply on the targetted area as mentioned.



Acne skincare


2nd Step (Entire)  Nuvit Acne Corrector Purifying Fluid (Oil Control Essential)


It has allantoin, hyaluronic acid and sweet myrrh.


How Nuvit Acne Corrector Purifying Fluid works?


  • Oil control
  • moisturises soothes and repairs skin
  • regulates oil-water balance and reduce pores size
  • antibacterial properties
  • lightweight textures and fast absorbed

How to apply Nuvit Acne Corrector Purifying Fluid?


Well since this is the entire step, very simple just pour out a proper amount on your palm and dab the fluid on the entire face and pat gently for it to fully absorbed into the skin. Use twice daily - morning and evening.



why acne during menstrual


3rd Step (Enhance) Nuvit Acne Purifying Gel (Acne Free Booster)


It has aloe vera, encapsulate vitamin c and peppermint essential oil.


How Nuvit Acne Purifying Gel work?


Although it mentioned immediate acne relief, acne would healing and anti-inflammation and scar removing in the description. As for myself who only have seasonal acne, will apply this in a small amount for the soothing purpose. especially on my T-zone and chin area which is an acne-prone area. I usually have inflammation in that particular area. On usual other days, I don't apply this since my skin will be back to normal. 


How to apply Nuvit Acne Purifying Gel?


Squeeze out a proper amount on your palm and apply it on the acne or inflamed area. Apply this twice daily - morning and evening.


As I mentioned, my acne breaks during menstrual time. So I don't use the anti-acne skincare series regularly unless the time comes.


Just for your information, step one and two are suitable for acne-prone skin with open/closed comedones, large pores and oily skin. While step 3 is suitable for all types of inflamed acne.


Some of us tend to stick to one skincare series all the time without having the thought our skin condition will change from time to time due to external and internal factors. Don't hesitate to change your skincare to suit the skin condition rather than stay loyal to one skincare series. 


As for me on usual days, I will use a brightening and hydration series since mine is the more dull type and dry at a certain area. 


Don't neglect your skin and always use suitable skincare.


If you interested to know more information on Nuvit skincare please visit :

Nuvit Official website: NUViT – Your Exclusive Skin Dermatology

Nuvit Official Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/nuvitmy/

Nuvit Official Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/nuvitmy

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The Ordinary Skincare Review

Wednesday, March 03, 2021 0 Comments





Finally, I got my hands on The Ordinary skincare. Well, to be exact...Now only I dare myself to try out this skincare. I was a bit sceptical due to its chemical-based name. Not that other skincare isn't loaded with chemical, but this one too honest and even add the chemical name to its label. I was very confused with many ranges from this brand. I don't know which one to use and how to apply this in order. Is this going to damage my skin? Too afraid which took me,  1 year to decide. huhuhuh


I did my research and since the main motivation to try this out is to get rid of my hyperpigmentation, so I bought the specific prescription. The prescription goes like this :


Morning 

  • Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
  • Niacimide 10% + Zinc 1%
  • Ascorbyl Tetra 20% in Vit F


Night
  • Glycolic Acid 7% toning
  • Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
  • Azelaic Acid Suspens 10%
  • Advanced Retinol 2%

I didn't buy all listed. I end up skipping some of the routines. My main intention to try out this skincare from The Ordinary is to eliminate my hyperpigmentation and reduce the enlarged pores.

The Ordinary skincare routines I practice,

Morning 

  • Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
  • Niacimide 10% + Zinc 1%
  • Natural Moisturising Factors +HA
  • Sunscreen


Night
  • Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
  • Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
  • Natural Moisturising Factors +HA

I tried this skincare routine for a month and some of the items have duly finished since I purchase the smaller bottle. Currently waiting for my second purchase to be delivered to me. Read this post to the end to know my experience in using The Ordinary skincare.





The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser


Product claimed  -  a  gentle squalane based face cleanser and makeup remover and support surface hydration


My experience is this non-fragrance and non-foam cleanser is good to remove makeup but not that effective to remove waterproof makeup. The texture when rubbed between palms for 10 - 20 seconds, it changes from balm-like to a clear oil consistency. Since I usually used a traditional foaming cleanser in my skincare routine, this one kind of put off when I first tried it. However, if you are like me lazy to do a double cleanse in the skincare routine, this is the one you should include in your daily dose.  Well, provided you don't apply any waterproof makeup on.
Though The Ordinary Squalane cleanser is suitable to use day /night, I only use this whenever I apply the makeup on. Like I said earlier, I have used to foaming cleanser, I stick to my Melano CC Foaming cleanser for my daily use. I really dislike oil-based cleanser.
I did try the routine for 2 weeks consecutively. I didn't have any zit or any allergy appear on my skin. In fact, I did feel the skin impurities and hydration. I just, don't like the texture.






The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA


 Product claimed - visibly target hyperpigmentation and dark spots


My experience - This serum is colourless slimy gel-like consistency (just like a hyaluronic acid serum, if you have tried that before). It kind of quick absorption into the skin. I applied this serum with the main intention to reduce the dark spot and hyperpigmentation on my skin. I pat the serum gently on my face and I didn't see any difference after a week. So, I tried to gently press the ingredients on the targeted area and then pat on my other area as I usually did in the second week until the fourth week. Nothing happened! Not even close to fade my dark spot or hyperpigmentation. Guess mine is the stubborn one! I am now at the second bottle of Alpha Arbutin serum.
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Why I purchase my second bottle despite the no result after one month try?


Well, one month may not be enough to see the result. Maybe 2 months will helps! hehehehe... just trying since it doesn't give any harm to my skin. Why not? I kind of love that this serum brightens up my dull skin due to Alpha Arbutin and hydrates my skin well since it has Hyaluronic Acid added in. Highly recommended for those who have dry skin.


For those who don't know what is Alpha Arbutin, this ingredient is naturally derived from the bearberry plant and also can be found in cranberries, blueberries, wheat and pears. Alpha Arbutine helps in prevents the formation of melanin as it also functions as a tyrosinase inhibitor to provide skin lightening and a brightening effect. 


As mentioned, since it reduces melanin production so relatively de-pigment the skin and ultimately helps to reduce the hyperpigmentation issues such as dark spots, brown spots acne scars, sunspots and uneven skin tone.





The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%


Product claimed - regulates sebum and minimizes pores


My experience - again this is another colourless gel slimy like serum. I guess most The Ordinary skincare is colorless just like any other serum I ever used. I have tried Niacinamide based skincare before to minimize pores but it doesn't really work for my skin. When tried this, I was a bit sceptical. No high hope at all. But the review I read is all sounds very promising though! 


For those who are still new with Niacinamide or in another term known as nicotinamide, is a vitamin B3 or nicotinic acid. This is a water-soluble vitamin and doesn't dissolve in oil. So for a person like me who really hates oil-based skincare topicals - this is perfect! In another word, Niacinamide is perfect for those who have oily skin type. Mine is a combination. 


I applied niacinamide after alpha arbutin. Just make sure alpha-arbutin penetrate and absorb into your skin before applying niacinamide. A bit put off with the little foaming appear from this serum when applying to the skin. I read this is normal. So afraid not. It just makes me have that feeling as if I don't cleanse my skin well.  No sting or any sensation feeling on my skin. Thank God for this.


I love the result after a month of diligently apply this serum. My enlarge and visible pores have got smaller and the blackhead has gone and the white head has reduced a lot too. So I guess this works well for me.







The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5


Product claimed -A hydration support formula


My experience - I have been repeating this again and again in this post. The texture is colourless gel-like slimy. A bit sticky but easy absorption into the skin. I usually apply this serum at night after alpha arbutin serum. I skipped Niacinamide serum at night and replace it with Hyaluronic Acid. I notice my skin moistures improve a lot after a month of use. I seriously don't feel regret to try this out. 

For those who are looking for a serum for more skin hydration, this is for you. I don't see any effect and different on wrinkles or fine lines but it super good for people who have dry skin.




The Ordinary Moisturizing Factors + HA


Product claimed - Hydration and moisturizing


My experience - This is a fragrance-free thick cream moisturiser but it will quickly absorb when you rub it on the skin. Not sticky and not shining texture. This moisturiser is good for dry skin. I really dislike that the pH level of this moisturiser is too high which will lead to harm to the skin. So I applied this little as possible. But definitely not going to repeat purchase this again. 


The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%

(sorry no photo for this one. lazy to snap since it just reached me 2 days ago.)

This the final product from The Ordinary which I recently trying. I bought this because it claims can target the uneven skin ton and signs of age.


My experience - I really don't recommend you use this on your broken skin. When I applied this, it really brings back my memory of when I tried out The Body Shop Vitamin C series. It really makes my who face itchy and it stings really bad to the extend I have to quickly wash off since I couldn't take that itchiness. The texture really bothers me too. Its a yellowish liquid and when you apply it on the skin become more and more like exfoliates with the peel off the more you rub on the skin. So annoying! It's oily too and the oiliness feeling doesn't go off even after I wash my hand with soap. Damn! I am not going to give this a try again for the second time. I guess this doesn't suit me at all. 


There you go my super honest review on The Ordinary skincare that everyone hyping up since two years ago. It took me sometimes to check this out because I was so confused with too many serum to apply on the skin. Which goes first? Is it ok to apply more than one serum on the skin? I really afraid the chemical reaction between more than one serum could harm my skin. That's explained why it took me too long. 

For those who have the intention to try out The Ordinary skincare better do lots of research beforehand. You don't want to apply something that your skin doesn't need.


Disclaimer: Above opinion are strictly my personal experience after applied the products to my skin. I don't have any intention to condemn the products. All products have varies effect on different individual.