It Has Been A Year & Where Have I Been?

Hey everyone,

It has been a long time that I have not updated any post. Time flies quickly and eventually a year has passed. As much as I wanted to catch the momentum of blogging, I was juggling time with family matters, work and personal time. My apologies for being away for such a long time, allow me share in a nutshell what had kept me occupied.

May 10, 2015 – Dad Was Hit By Stroke

Traclyn - Dad Stroke

Something that I have least expected to happen and I was out of state, just arrived a day to be precised. My brothers told me it wasn’t necessary to return asap as dad was stable. I could never forget how painful, helpless nor hopeless it felt especially when he was admitted to ICU. Up until today, I could still cry remembering this.

Traclyn - Dad Rehab

My dad is a lot more better now and the attack has affected his mobility, speech and selective memory. He is eating well and trying very much to recover himself though there are times, it was tough for him because rehab process can be very tiring and painful. I have never given up on him and I believe he will walk again as how he used to be, time and effort will tell. Upon all this, eventually family matters grew along from all angles and it was really challenging to juggle in between. I was draining out.

Career @ Sephora

Yes, I have started working in Sephora Malaysia two years ago and being part of the Human Resource team can be quite challenging. I was required to travel between states and overlooking for all the stores in Malaysia for retail hiring. Challenges made me learned so much from different perspective and I was also personally invited by my colleague to share my personal interest to the team.

Traclyn - Sephora University

I was invited to share about how to blog to the team. How do you think my blogging interest relates to them? It is how I garner information and deliver it to the blog. For the retail team, they garner information and deliver it to customers. Big thanks to my colleague for giving me the opportunity though I have yet to much active in my blog.

Our New Home & Moving In

Jowie and Traclyn Home

We have gotten the keys on October 10 and most of the renovation was manually done by us and his family from painting, repairing and refurbishing selective furniture. It took us about 6 months working only on our weekends, that’s the only free time we have to get things done. I have moved in since May 2016 and recently, just had a house warming between friends and family.

March 30, 2016 – Registration of Marriage

Traclyn and Jowie Marriage Registration

Oh yes, I’m married! This date is also our anniversary date and it marks our 13th years together. Both of our parents were brought together to witness our registration of marriage. Jowie has been very supportive from the day one I knew him and guess what? He is the one who encouraged me to post this update because he knows what I love to do the most.

I’m much more settled down as compared to before, perhaps I will start writing again. Maybe to start off with one post a week? Keeping my fingers crossed, I’ll try to do more if I could. There are times I would update in Facebook and Instagram, do catch up with me from there!

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Ko Dermacare Aqua Hydrating Moisturizer I, I Love Everything About It But Just One Thing…

Selecting a moisturizer could be quite tricky for it’s texture and the results they deliver. However, they are essential in our daily skincare regime to lock moisture, replenish and protect our skin. I have recently finished my jar of moisturizer, Ko Dermacare Aqua Hydrating Moisturizer I that I first doubted and love after the first use.

Ko Dermacare Aqua Hydrating Moisturizer 1

‘An invigorating water-based moisturizer that drenches your skin in a veil of tranquility. Calms skin irritation while replenishing moisture level. For acne-prone and oily skin.’Ko Dermacare Aqua Hydrating Moisturizer 1 2

The moisturizer comes in a large skincare jar of 60 grams which is sufficient for more than a month usage depending on the amount that was used. You could actually double apply if your skin it’s still dry, most of the time is recommended to apply twice daily.Ko Dermacare Aqua Hydrating Moisturizer 1 Spatula

It comes with a clear spatula for hygiene purposes, this also helps to remain the purity of the moisturizer to avoid mixing with other ingredients or objects.Ko Dermacare Aqua Hydrating Moisturizer 1 Texture 1

The moisturizer texture…well this made me doubted from the first look of it. It looked thick and rich, normally I am reluctant toward using such texture because of my combination skin. Also, I would use only one moisturizer for day and night.

Ko Dermacare Aqua Hydrating Moisturizer 1 Texture

Through swatching, this moisturizer started to relief my doubts. the texture felt like whipped gel, light and easily absorbed by skin. As I massage the moisturizer on my skin, it turns a little watery and I could literally see droplets of water then absorbed by the skin.

Ko Dermacare Aqua Hydrating Moisturizer 1 How To

After cleansing and toning, apply a pea sized amount over your face. I would use the spatula to scoop the moisturizer to minimize the contact with any germs. Just like how I felt over the swatch when I apply this moisturizer on my face, it goes watery then absorbed easily without any oily residue.

Ko Dermacare Aqua Hydrating Moisturizer 1 Before and After 2

Throughout using this moisturizer, it has kept my skin moisture level well balanced and my skin doesn’t feel as oily as before. My skin also appears supple and acne free.

Ko Dermacare Aqua Hydrating Moisturizer 1 Before and After

A comparison of before and after using the moisturizer after a month. I do find that my skin is much more brighter, supple with balanced sebum production.

Above all…

I really love this moisturizer, everything about it that keeps my skin moisturized with balanced sebum production, supple, brighter, acne free and much radiant skin. However, from all these, the back lash is the price. Quite hefty for a price of moisturizer for my preference. Unless if you don’t mind the price, by all means please do give it a try!

Price: MYR280.00

Weight: 60g

Availability: Dr Ko Clinic

PROs:

  • Watery texture easily to be absorbed by skin
  • Moisturized skin with balanced sebum production
  • Brighter skin
  • Acne free skin
  • Better skin radiance

CONs:

  • Hefty price

My Rating: 4.9/5

 

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This moisturizer was provided for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Biotherm Life Plankton Essence, Visible Skin Improvement on Skin Renewal & Clarity

Who would have thought plankton would benefit our skin? I only thought they are just a food source for our little sea creatures but now they have been packaged to a skin care where Biotherm made it. Introducing Biotherm Life Plankton Essence.

Biotherm Life Plankton Essence

‘For millions of years, French Pyrenees hot springs have been lauded as a “fountain of youth”. Centuries later, Biotherm biologists finally unveiled their secret: LIFE PLANKTON™, a micro-organism with extraordinary regenerative properties.
Today, for the first time, Life Plankton™ is infused at the highest concentration in a miracle skin renewing treatment/ Life Plankton™ Essence.

Life Plankton™ Essence is as actively concentrated as a serum, yet as lightweight as a cosmetic water for maximum absorption and deep-working effectiveness. Created to be the 1st step of every beauty routine, this breakthrough texture, that applies like a cosmetic water and transforms into the lightest of serums, works as a miracle essence.
In 8 days see and feel a new-born skin.*
*consumer test, 53 women’

Biotherm Life Plankton Essence 2

The essence bottle shape is similarly like a tear drop and like most of their products, it is remained in blue color.

Biotherm Life Plankton Essence Residue

There is a noticeable residue at the base of the bottle which made me wonder why.  It could be the planktons and from the direction of use, we should give a good shake on the bottle before using the essence.Biotherm Life Plankton Essence Seal

To dispense the product is to pour it and it comes with a seal before using.

Biotherm Life Plankton Essence Texture

Though from the bottle, the essence may look like it’s all blue but in fact, it clear with slight milky. The texture is runny but not as thin as water. It has a little thickness to it and once applied, it gives the skin instant hydration smoothness as though you’ve applied primer on the skin. It smells refreshing which is fine for me because it is not heavily scented.
Biotherm Life Plankton Essence Ingredients

The second ingredient is glycerin which gives that instant hydration smoothness. It does contain alcohol and fragrance, great to know for those who has sensitive skin. My skin sensitive level is still minimal, therefore my skin could still tolerate well with this essence.Biotherm Life Plankton Essence Before & After 2

Over the weeks of using it, I have noticed that the essence helps with skin renewal very well. This could be witness on week 2 where the redness on the middle of my right cheek faded in week 3 and in week 3, I have a mild acne under my left eye and faded on week 4.

Biotherm Life Plankton Essence Before & After

It has been a month of trying this essence and there is a difference. No more dry patches and acne marks are less visible.

Above all…

At the beginning of using this essence, I have developed allergic which I have yet to come across. Basically, it was tiny bumps all over my face. At the same time, I was using two other new products and I didn’t fall into conclusion that the essence was the culprit. I have stopped the essence entirely and slowly started again after the allergic subsided.

As I go on using this essence, I did not experience any allergy and this confirms that the essence did not cause the allergic. I only use it at night because it is too rich for my skin during the day, it makes my skin much oilier than before. Even so, it delivers an impressive results. Acne scars fades gradually and improves my skin clarity. The moisturizing properties makes application goes on satin smooth instantly. Although I have combination skin, I am still benefiting from this essence. I’m sure that normal to dry skin would be able to benefit from the skincare even better than my skin does.

Price: MYR 198.00

Weight: 125ml/4.22fl.oz

Availability: Biotherm counters and kiosks

PROs:

  • Instant satin smooth skin
  • Instant hydration
  • Promotes skin renewal within a week
  • Improves skin clarity
  • Light textured

CONs:

  • Too rich for combination to oily skin types
  • Pricey

My Rating: 4.5/5

 

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This essence was provided for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Ko Dermacare Vitality Purifying Essence I Controls Skin Oiliness, Keeping It Free From Acne

After the Ko Dermacare Anti-Acne Mist, my next skin regime is to use Ko Dermacare Vitality Purifying Essence. One of the most effective essence that helped to control my acne and blackheads.

Ko Dermacare Vitality Purifying Essence

‘Description: Reduces skin imperfections while balancing sebum production for a clear and refined complexion. For acne-prone skin.
Benefits: Alcohol free. Boosts the efficiency of your moisturiser. Controls sebum production.’

Ko Dermacare Vitality Purifying Essence 2

The essence comes in a glass bottle with plastic lid. The size isn’t too big as less than a palm size.

Ko Dermacare Vitality Purifying Essence Pump

It also comes with a pump that eases the way of dispensing the essence as it does help to preserve the purity of the essence.

Ko Dermacare Vitality Purifying Essence Swatch

The essence texture is runny like water, transparent and light alcohol scent to it.

Ko Dermacare Vitality Purifying Essence How To

It is a must to use cotton pad/ball to apply, as it could be too drying for the palm in long term where it could lead to skin peeling.
Ko Dermacare Vitality Purifying Essence Before and After 2

My skin eventually cleared from acne as this essence helps to control my sebum.
Ko Dermacare Vitality Purifying Essence Before and After Above all…

At the initial state, I would use this essence only when my skin is oily because it can be too drying. Back then, my skin was a little dry from laser treatment. No long after that I have traveled to Cameron Highlands surrounded with cold and refreshing air and once I came back to the city, my skin eventually gets hefty oily again. Since then, I started to use this essence every day and don’t feel any tightness to my skin.

It helped me to control my skin oiliness and along with it, keep my skin clear from acne. I always look forward to apply this essence twice a day.  With this essence, it doesn’t guarantee that one shall not have any blackhead. Of course, there is a need to treat your skin with mask and scrub to keep your skin unclogged. I highly recommend this for oily skin types and combination skin to apply on t-zone area.

Price: MYR120.00

Weight: 30ml

Availability: Dr Ko Clinic

PROs:

  • Controls skin oiliness
  • Clears skin remaining acne free
  • Skin will eventually becomes radiant

CONs:

  • Maybe too drying to certain skin types
  • Pricey

My Rating: 4.5/5

 

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This essence was provided for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh