Review: Ko Dermacare Purifying Cleansing Gel Maintains Skin Dewiness and Radiance

Ever since I have been getting treatments done at Dr Ko Clinic, I have also been using their skincare prescribed to cater to my skin concern. One of them is Ko Dermacare Purifying Cleansing Gel.

Ko Dermacare Purifying Cleansing Gel

‘Effectively breaks down grease stains from makeup (including eye area) and removes dead skin cells, leaving your skin refreshed and rejuvenated. Enriched with botanical extracts, this gel gently cleanses and conditions your skin without stripping the surface of its natural protective lipids.

Benefits Contains: Cucumber extract, ginkgo biloba extract.’

Ko Dermacare Purifying Cleansing Gel 2

This cleanser came with an interesting bottle shape. Classy, transparent and vintage style where you could hardly find these days. Ko Dermacare Purifying Cleansing Gel Lid

In order to dispense the gel, this bottle is made by plastic soft enough to press for it to squeeze some of the gel out.

Ko Dermacare Purifying Cleansing Gel Texture

Basically, the gel texture isn’t as thick as I thought it would be. Slightly thicker than those liquid cleansers. When I first dispense the gel, I accidentally dispense quite a lot out because I didn’t know it could be that runny. Although it’s gel, once it is combined with water, it can be foamed easily. The funny thing is I have followed the instruction from the bottle earlier which did no mention if I should use water to begin with until I get an internal information.  I was struggling to use the gel cleanser from the earlier instruction because it turns into mucus texture as I rub it onto my face. Below would be the correct directions of use.

‘Wet face and neck, squeeze adequate amount of cleansing gel on palm and massage with circular movements, rinse with warm water thoroughly.’

Ko Dermacare Purifying Cleansing Gel Before and After 2

I have been using this gel cleanser for a month now and here is the progress of my skin from the usage. My skin seems to be clearer every week or at least, it helped to maintain my skin. I did not experience any skin irritation from using this.

Ko Dermacare Purifying Cleansing Gel Before and After

Here is a comparison of before and after. This cleanser kept my skin looking dewy and radiant.

Above all…

This cleanser is not a bad cleanser but I would prefer the cleanser that provided to me earlier because it helped very much on controlling the sebum production as to compare with this. I believe this gel cleanser is mild because it is suitable for all skin types. However, this cleanser is a little mild since it wasn’t able to control as much sebum because I have noticed quite some blackheads over my nose and the shine after 2-3 hours from cleansing. I do feel it is squeaky clean right after cleansing. I have yet to experience any tightness and it removes makeup quite well but not entirely 100% because sometimes I could see the little smudges from the mascara.

Price: MYR 198.00

Weight: 220ml

Availability: Dr Ko Clinic


  • Mild gel, great for all skin types
  • Easy to foam
  • No skin tightness after cleansing.
  • Maintained skin radiance and dewiness


  • Doesn’t control serum production as much
  • Doesn’t remove makeup entirely

My Rating: 4.5/5


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

Traclyn Yeoh

Experience Beautiful, Smooth, Sandal-Ready Feet with Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System at Luxe by The Nail Parlour

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity pamper my feet in a much luxurious way at Luxe by The Nail Parlour. For the reason? To try out Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System.

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System at Luxe by The Nail Parlour

This would be my first time visiting Luxe by The Nail Parlour greeted by  the front is the Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System. I was expecting basic pedicure service but I was wrong and it was more.

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System

Our feet happens to be one of the most neglected body of part. Got to agree with that! Our daily life strains our leg with repeated squeezing, pressure, rubbing and/or friction usually caused by high heels and uncomfortable footwear. Such activity would harden the skin which then can be painful and unappealing.

“The Pedi device is precision engineered to provide the perfect balance of frequency and power for transformative foot treatments that achieve up to 10x smoother feet than manual buffing.

Thoroughly transform rough dry heels and toes in just minutes a day for beautiful, smooth, sandal ready feet.

10x smoother feet than manual buffing *

91% of women reported rejuvenated feet **

80% of women felt more confident barefoot

*when following suggested Clarisonic Pedi Regimen.

**After 2 weeks use.

Let me share with you for my entire experience at Luxe by The Nail Parlour.

Luxe by The Nail Parlour Leg Wash Basin

Upon entering I was greeted by Irene who has assisted me for my entire pampering session. Before entering to the pedi lounge, I was asked to remove my shoes and quickly Irene kept it in the brown bag.

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System Ready

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System is just waiting  for me to use them.

Luxe by The Nail Parlour Shoulder Pad

Irene gave me a warm neck cushion to have a good relaxation over the shoulders and it felt great especially at the end of the day where I was tired from work and all.

Luxe by The Nail Parlour Beverage

Served with complimentary premium TWG tea where I have picked Moroccan Mint Tea to refresh my senses.
Luxe by The Nail Parlour Menu

There’s a lap blanket to cover my legs and this comes convenient for those who are wearing skirts and it gives a great support if you have any reading material or phones. Irene had shared to browse over their services menu.

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System Nail Trmming

Begin with  sanitizing my toes then Irene helped to trim and apply cuticle softener. Pardon my feet as they don’t look appealing and bony. Irene also helped to push back the cuticles as well as nipped them off.

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System Pedi Smoothing Disc

‘Designed to smoothen and soften dull, rough foot skin, this sonic smoothing disc works synergistically with the Pedi device to counteract the factors that cause dry, rough, heels and toes. The textured, metal disc has been engineered to work synergistically with sonic technology to slough away rough, dry areas without damaging the health of the foot skin.’
Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System - Pedi Smoothing Disc How To

This disc was used on the rough areas such as heels, toes or middle of the foot where rough and dry skin can normally be found. Depends on individuals, skin will usually thicken on the areas that gets a lot of friction in order to protect it. As it thicken, it is also hardens where you want to get rid of it. device targeted on dry areas to remove and this is good for those who suffers from dry feet or cracked heels.

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System Pedi Wet Dry Buffing Brush Head

‘A combination of short rigid filaments and longer, flexible filaments effectively exfoliate and buff dry, damaged feet. The filament blend designed to allow for optimal migration of the Pedi-Buff for more even coverage and thorough exfoliation.’

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System Pedi-Buff Foot Smoothing Exfoliant

‘Safe for daily use, this powerful cleansing scrub contains triple-kick exfoliating blend of lactic acid, apricot seed and a tri-fruit complex to dissolve away rough, dead skin and refine skin texture.’

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System - Pedi Wet Dry Buffing Brush Head How To

Both Pedi Buffing Brush and Foot Smoothing Exfoliant was used together. I do have crack foot but it is not as severe anymore and now they are dry instead. The brush is meant to get into the cracks to remove dirt and it has a 2 minute timer  but if needed, it can be used longer. This brush can be used in the shower. It does feel ticklish in some areas of the feet while using the brush.

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System Pedi-Buff - Luxe by The Nail Parlour - Irene

Here comes the foot massage where Irene does the massage cheerfully and she was attentive to check if she was using the right pressure. She would massage the exfoliant up to the calf area.

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System - Pedi-Buff - Rinse

Rinse and dry my feet after, this is my second time to do pedicure and I am not very used to having others to wash my legs.

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System Pedi-Boost Foot Renewing Peel

‘Used twice-weekly this powerful foot peel is specifically designed to exfoliate and renew skin without harsh particles. This peel combines lactic and glycolic acid to slough and remove dead skin cells.’

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System Pedi-Boost Renewing Peel How To

Apply it all around my feet and leave it for 3 minutes to  allow absorption.

Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System Pedi-Balm Foot Softening Balm

‘Safe for daily use, this non-greasy and no slip hydrating balm contains a gentle blend of shea butter, honey and apricot oil to soften, hydrate and protect feet. Dry, rough feet become smooth, supple and sandal-ready.’

As Irene apply the balm for me, I could notice my feet looked instantly brighter and it doesn’t feel greasy at all.

Luxe by The Nail Parlour White Tea and Ginger Massage Lotion

Irene topped with their home lotion of White Tea and Ginger Massage Lotion to apply over my legs. This lotion helps to moisten and lock moisture.

Luxe by The Nail Parlour White Tea and Ginger Massage Lotion How To

Irene was scrubbing earlier and to avoid my legs getting dried, the lotion is applied and massage until fully absorbed up to the calf.

Luxe by The Nail Parlour - OPI All Sparkly and Gold

Irene sanitized her hands again before being on painting my toe nails. First layer was a base coat and I have chose OPI All Sparkly and Gold for my shade. Two coats were required in order to show more glitters and finishes off with top coat. Before Irene started on painting nails, I was asked to wear on the disposable slippers which kept me wondering why.

Luxe by The Nail Parlour - Drying

Once Irene is done with painting my toe nails, I was asked to have a sit at the counter, place my feet by the counter like so and air started flowing to dry my nails. This is very creative and innovative.

Havainas Sandals

I was given complimentary a pair of Havaianas sandals upon my visit and check out my feet! They are all clean, hydrated and smooth.

The Experience

It was a great experience to be able to try Luxe by The Nail Parlour service which I find that it is good as the mani/pedicurist are all so friendly and cheerful. For the Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Transformation System, it is an eye opener where I get to notice the difference after using it. The smoothness of my feet lasted about slightly more than a week  and I walk quite a bit daily. I do notice the lines over the feet is not as deep as before. I definitely felt more confident to show off my feet as compared to before because they look good and deserve to be shown.

Clarisonic Pedi Foot Sonic Transformation System available in all Sephora stores and Clarisonic kiosk in Bangsar Village 2 and Pavilion KL. Below are the suggested retail price.

PEDI Sonic Foot Transformtion System – MYR785.00

PEDI Accessories

  • PEDI Buff Foot Smoothing Exfoliant – MYR106.00
  • PEDI Balm Foot Softening Balm – MYR106.00
  • PEDI Boost Foot Renewing Peel 30ml – MYR123.00
  • PEDI Wet/Dry Buffing Brush Head – MYR99.00
  • PEDI Buff Smoothing Disc – MYR99.00
  • PEDI Replenishment Kit – MYR325.00


Traclyn Yeoh

Dr Ko Beauty Transformation: Dual Yellow Multi Wavelength Laser, Silicio, PDO Threadlift for Face & Nose

It has been a while since my last visit at Dr. Ko and every visit seems to be adventurous as I get to learn new procedures and explore further. This time round I will be going through a few treatment which is Dual Yellow Multi Wavelength Laser, Silicio and PDO Threadlift for face and nose.

Dr Ko - Numbing Cream

Before any procedures starts, numbing cream was applied and was left about 40 minutes. Do bare in mind the clinic gets busy during the weekend. If you are able to visit them on weekday, it will be less busy.

Dr Ko - Dual Yellow Multi Wavelength Laser Norseld Machine

First procedure was Dual Yellow Multi Wavelength Laser using Norseld machine.

“The yellow light from the Dual Yellow Laser is a painless procedure and helps to generate collagen, the essential protein for giving yous skin elasticity. This happens because the yellow light affects the collagen in a way tat promotes regrowth; it also reduces pigmentation. So your skin will appear lightened, and more youthful.

The yellow light from Dual Yellow Laser destroys the P Acne bacteria, and shrinks the sebaceous gland to reduce the production of sebum. This laser is the only tye that targets the sebaceous gland to destroy bacteria without damaging surrounding tissue.

Other treatments available : melasma, bulky lesions, vascular, skin rejuvenation, pigmentation.”

Dr Ko - Dual Yellow Multi Wavelength Laser Gel

Some faint red marks was left on my skin from my last procedure of the injections, therefore Dual Yellow Laser is recommended for me. A layer of gel is applied before the procedure starts.

Dr Ko - Dual Yellow Multi Wavelength Laser Treatment

The machine comes with a tube device where the bright yellow laser shines through it. The clinic beauticians are able to conduct such procedure. My eyes were protected and this procedure is painless, all I felt was the circular motion of the tube like how it felt when you go for facial treatments using machines. It doesn’t take too much of a time at all, approximately 5 – 10 minutes.

Dr Ko - Silicio Injection

The second procedure was Silicio injection and I did this on my last visit. Before starting on this procedure, local anesthetic was injected on both sides of my cheek where they usually make my cheeks look swollen. I was reminded by Dr Lee again where this injection could be slightly painful because of the medication. I have to admit that this injection is slightly painful for my endurance. Once the injection is done, the pain no longer stays.

Dr Ko - PDO Threadlift on Cheeks

The third procedure will be PDO threadlift for face. This was also done in my previous procedure and I could barely feel the needles which I believe the local anesthetic did it’s work. I had 30 needles (15 needles on each side) injected around my cheek area. It seems scary for the amount of needles I went through but trust me, I didn’t even know about it when Dr Lee injected it. Call me crazy but I’m always excited to see the amount of needles attached on my face which not an inch of pain. In comparison, I believe Silicio injection is much painful.

Dr Ko - PDO Threadlift Needles

PDO threadlifts are not only meant for face, they can be used to raise the height of the nose. Here is an upclose of the threads that they looked like barbed wires where sharp edges can be seen. The threads for nose is thicker and longer as compared to the ones that was inserted earlier. I will share with you how the procedure was done.

Why PDO Threadlift for nose?

I was teased before for my rounded flat nose which always made me wonder how I would look like to have higher and pointy nose bridge. I was able to imagine it with makeup by contouring my nose, it looked pretty but it is just a temporary effect. I do have issues with wearing sunglasses and they slides down easily. When I get to know PDO Threadlift could be done for nose, it got me all excited because they provide immediate effect without going under the knife. As much as I want that permanent high and pointy nose, I am not ready for plastic surgery at all.

PDO Threadlift would last to 2 -3 years depending on individuals and this last better than fillers. Fillers would last up to few months to a year depending on individuals. I have seen some results of it and they show up pretty well.

Dr Ko PDO Threadlift for Nose - Marking

Firstly, Dr Lee did the marking to indicate the center of my nose using Sharpie in order for her to insert the thread accordingly to right place.

Dr Ko PDO Threadlift for Nose - Apply Povidone Iodine

Dr Lee then applied povidone iodine under my nose in prevention of infection from the procedure.

Dr Ko PDO Threadlift for Nose - Local Anesthetic

Local anesthetic was injected under my nose.

Dr Ko PDO Threadlift for Nose - Local Anesthetic 2

A few pinches from Dr Lee for the local anesthetic to kick in.

Dr Ko PDO Threadlift for Nose - Apply More Iodine

Dr Lee applied more povidone iodine all around my nose.

Dr Ko PDO Threadlift for Nose - Puncture

Dr Lee punctures with a needle under my nose to allow the threads to be inserted accordingly.

Dr Ko PDO Threadlift for Nose - Insertion

To insert the thread, it requires slightly more movement within the small puncture in order thread to be placed correctly as the needle is thicker and going through under the skin. Four threads was inserted from under my nose. At the beginning of the insertion wasn’t painful until it hits towards the end which I could feel slight pain.

Dr Ko PDO Threadlift for Nose - Insertion 2

Because the threads aren’t long enough for my entire nose, second insertion was needed from my forehead in order to balance the height of my nose. Same steps from before with the local anesthetic and puncture, then insertion of the thread. For this area, there is remaining balance of the thread where Dr Lee then snipped it of. The ends of the thread will eventually remain under my skin and four threads was inserted. After the procedure was done, I was asked to sit in order for Dr Lee to check if this is the right height. I was given the option to either wait until the swell goes off or to add more threads. I chose to wait as I do not want my nose to be overly done, further more Dr Lee mentioned I could add more a month later if I wish to.

Dr Ko - Final Mask

At the very end of all procedures, they treated my face with mask. At this point of time, I was more than excited to see how my nose looks like after all the swell subsides. I was prescribed with a few medications of pain killer, reducing itchiness, anti-allergy and anti-bacterial. Let me share my progress and result.

Dr Ko - Yellow Light, PDO Threadlift, Silicio - Day 2

Obvious swelling can be seen around the nose area such as cheeks and eye area. I do realized that I looked like Avatar here. The swell is due to the trauma that my face is going through from the insertion. The swell was very noticeable when I woke up in the morning.

Dr Ko - Yellow Light, PDO Threadlift, Silicio - Day 4

Yellow patches can be seen in between my eyes and nose as well as my left under eye. This shows the signs of healing.

Dr Ko - Yellow Light, PDO Threadlift, Silicio - Day 6

The swell subsided much more, the yellow patch is still visible on both areas. It is normal to feel tensed around the nose area because of the thread.

Dr Ko - Yellow Light, PDO Threadlift, Silicio - Day 9

The swell and yellow patches is gone. Perhaps, this is not visible from my camera. I got a little bruised in the middle of my nose where I believe both thread met from both ways of insertion. I am still feeling some pain on this area. This may sound eerie but I felt the thread knocking each other on the first few days. It’s like how bones would grind each other but in a smaller scale. I have shared this with Dr Lee and she will inspect to this matter on my next visit. The puncture in between my brows are fading slowly but it is still there. Hopefully it will go off in no time.

Dr Ko PDO Threadlift for Nose - Before & After Side

Here is a comparison from the side where my nose did raised quite a bit, however it has a bump in the middle of my nose bridge which is the same area where I have shared on the bruised of where the thread meets from both ways of insertion. Also, I realized where my current nose doesn’t seem straight from the side view.

Dr Ko PDO Threadlift for Nose - Before & After Front

From the front, it doesn’t show obvious raised nose but it is noticeable that my rounded nose looked smaller now and when lights shine on my nose, the shine shows visible straight line highlighting my nose.

Dr Ko - Yellow Light, PDO Threadlift, Silicio - Before & After

My skin looked plumper and radiant than before and the red marks from the previous procedure faded. Some of my depressed scars on my cheek seems to be less hollow than before. My major concern would still be my depressed scars and next would be my nose. Can’t wait for my next appointment.

If you would like to know the price of the procedures, kindly refer below.

  • Dual Yellow Light treatment ranges from MYR400-MYR800 depending on your skin condition
  • Silicio Organico – MYR 1800
  • PDO Threadlift – MYR1800 (subject to area, to raise nose bridge starts from MYR2500 onwards)

Dr Ko Clinic is available in a few locations, you may refer here. The current clinic that I am visiting is located Cheras.


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This procedures was sponsored for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Cettua Pore Control Facial Mask, Instant Hydration, Brightness & Reduces Skin Oiliness The Next Day

I’m here again with another sheet mask review of Cettua Pore Control Facial Mask and if you follow me long enough, I always love to use sheet mask!

Cettua Pore Control Facial Mask

‘5 Tea complex tighten pores agaisnt sagging skin and helps control sebum secretion. It leaves skin clear and smooth. Papaya fruit extract restores oily skin to clear and fresh skin.’

Cettua Pore Control Facial Mask Front & Back

This is how it looks like for the front and back of the mask pack. A simple one sheet mask pack.

Cettua Pore Control Facial Mask Description

As most of the description is printed in Korean, in the middle of the back of the pack has English sharing the benefits of the mask, directions to use and ingredients. Fortunately, the mask does not contain Paraben, fragrance, pigment or alcohol which I believe this mask will be suitable for sensitive skin unless you are sensitive to selective ingredients.

Cettua Pore Control Facial Mask Kink

The kink at the top sides of the mask is made useful to open the pack and opening the mask pack is definitely an ease.

Cettua Pore Control Facial Mask Inside

Such moistful mask sitting in the pack and I noticed that this mask look slightly yellowish as compared to the ones I have tried.

Cettua Pore Control Facial Mask How To

Like many other mask, it is very easy to use this mask. Just follow these steps,

  1. Ensure skin is cleansed and pat dry.
  2. Gently remove the mask from it’s pack.
  3. Unfold the mask carefully and applied it over the face.
  4. Leave the mask for 20 – 30 minutes, remove and massage the leftover essence.

Cettua Pore Control Facial Mask Before & After

Before and after using the mask, the result shows brighter skin tone and greater skin hydration.

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Above all…

The mask seems like it does nothing at all than brighten and moisturized my skin right after removing it. My pores remained at it’s size but the next day my skin is noticeably less oily. On my usual routine of blotting is where I noticed it. Therefore, I would say that this mask helps in reducing skin oiliness and I’m only using this one time where shallows the chance of me witnessing pore size reduction. Maybe it could in long term usage. I would recommend this for combination to oily skin types.

Price: MYR 9.90

Availability: Watsons and Guardian Pharmacy

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  • Instant skin brightness and hydration
  • Reduces skin oiliness


  • Doesn’t show significant pore size reduction

My Rating: 4.5/5


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

Traclyn Yeoh