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Product Review : Amphora Aromatics Essential Oil

It has been a stressful period with much work loads.

I don’t practice bringing work back home. When I’m at home, I just want to stay away from all the office work. The long hours in office is already more than enough.

I was given the opportunity to sample Amphora Aromatics Essential Oil.

I often relate essential oil –> aroma therapy –> relaxation. 

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils, or aromatherapy oils, are the fragrant essence of a plant. These highly concentrated liquid oils are the foundation of aromatherapy, which is based on the idea that the aromatic oil from a plant has healing properties. Essential oils are concentrated volatile aromatic compounds produced by plants – the easily evaporated essences that give plants their wonderful scents.

Some aromatherapy oils are too concentrated to apply directly to the skin. In this case, the oil is combined with a ‘carrier’ oil or lotion to dilute its strength. Applying stringent oils to the skin can cause harmful reactions, such as rashes or burns. And, certain essential oils should be avoided if you are pregnant or have been diagnosed with a specific illness.

Amphora Aromatics is one of the UK’s biggest suppliers of Pure Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Sundries. Founded in 1984.


Sampling Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Palmarosa, Lemon Eucalyptus. Each of them are made of different ingredients and has its own scent. These essential oils are only for external usage.


Properties: Calming, sleep inducing, analgesic, disinfectant, anti inflammatory, anti septic, anti fungal.
Health Benefits: Nervous system, insomnia, pain relief, urine flow, respiratory disorders, skin care, hair care, blood circulation, indigestion, immunity.

Ylang Ylang

Properties: Anti depressant, anti seborrhoeic, anti septic, aphrodisiac, hypotensive, nervine and sedative.
Health Benefits: Fights depression & uplifts mood, stops sebum secretion, protects against septic, increases libido and cures sexual disorders, reduces blood pressure, cures nervous disorders, sedates inflammations & nervous afflictions.


Properties: Anti septic, anti viral, bactericide, cytophylactic, digestive, febrifuge and hydrating.
Health Benefits: Protects against septic, inhibits viral & bacterial growth, promotes growth & regeneration of cells, facilitates digestion, reduces fever.

Lemon Eucalyptus – 

Properties: anti septic, anti viral, astringent, aperitif, bactericidal, disinfectant, febrifuge, haemostatic, restorative, tonic.
Health Benefits: Protects from septic, inhibits viral & bacterial growth, strengthens gums, stops hair fall, lifts skin, induce firmness in muscles, stops haemorrhage, fights infections, cures fever, heals damages, tones body.

I personally like the smell of Lavender and Ylang Ylang. Both are more on soothing and calm smell. However dislike the smell of Lemon Eucalyptus.

20130130_225725Using an oil burner and water plus few drops of essential oil. The vaporized oil creates a good scent to my room. Its gives me a peaceful mind.


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Essential oil can be use in many ways.

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Product Review : Lennox FirmUp Collagen with OPC(Grapeseed Extract)

I’ve seen friends started to take collagen drink as early as age 20+.

I want to stay youthful despite my growing age. I don’t want to look so ‘aunty’ either. I don’t apply full make up to work, except for foundation and blusher.

I then asked my friend, why do we need to take collagen drink. She said, our body’s collagen level decreases as we age. Therefore a collagen drink acts like a supplement to us. Nevertheless sufficient rest or sleep is also important.

The collagen drink is a type of energy drink infused with collagen to help promote the body’s natural ability to produce the fatty tissue. The drink claims to stimulate the collagen-making mechanism in the body, which in turn will give the skin a more plump, younger look and feel by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sagging. The collagen drink is said to do these things without the use of needles, collagen fillers, or the invasive surgery of collagen implants. The drink hails from Japan and comes in many variations.


Hence, there are too many collagen brands in the market. Some are in liquid form and some are in powder form, which you need to dissolves them in water. They comes with various pricing too. I discovered Lennox FirmUp Collagen’s price is cheaper than other brands.

The new Lennox FirmUp Collagen comes with a sachet of OPC(Grapeseed Extract), in powder form which has whitening effect. Add into the bottle of 50ml collagen. It taste like grape juice. After adding the OPC..the drink became more concentrated. Taste is acceptable to me.

How to consume?

For first timer, take 1 bottle daily at night for 10 days. After the 10th consumption, you can reduce it to a bottle every 2-3 days alternately at night. Best chilled and shake well before drink.

Product Ingredients:

Aqueous Marine Collagen, Co Enzyme Q10 and multivitamins.

Here’s how it works:

  • Low Molecule Collagen 5000mg
    Effectively builds our skin moisture shield and promotes skin firmness, elasticity and suppleness. In comparison to conventional collagen in the market, it has finer molecules that can be easily absorbed by our body hence providing visible results in a shorter time span.
  • Co Enzyme Q10 100mg
    Protects skin cells and collagen from damages of oxidization, improves energy of cells and promotes skin metabolism which helps to reduce or delay the appearance of wrinkles, varicose veins, cellulite, scars, age spots, edema and bruises.
  • Vitamin C 100mg
    Vitamin C plays a crucial role in diminishing the effects of free radical damage. It is also an effective protector of the skin from ultraviolet rays’ damage. Besides that, Vitamin C also promotes the synthesis of collagen.
  • Vitamin E 50mg
    It forms a shield that actively protects the skin from the destructive actions of oxidization.
  • OPC Grapeseed Extract Powder
    Anti-Oxidant & Whitening Essence

Verdict : After drinking few bottles I don’t see significant changes on me. But I do noticed that my skin tone has improved a little. An even skin tone. Perhaps one should consume consistently.

Beauty from within.

Lennox FirmUp Collagen with OPC(Grapeseed Extract)24 bottles –

Price RM119.92 through Natta Cosme.

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Product Review : NARUKO Rose & Snow Fungus Classic Hydrating Night Gelly

At age 30s, I started to be more concern about my skin. Hoping that I would not look older than my age. Besides living a healthy lifestyle, skincare is equally important too although I do not have major skin/ acne problem. Picking a right skincare that suits your skin may be tedious at times. I do not invest on very expensive skincare products and to find out the results which is just average I thought.

Working long hours in an air-conditioned room and sometimes working under the sun, may leave my skin quite dry or dehydrated. In this case, hydration will be my main concern as well as anti-aging.

Recently, I was given an opportunity to try NARUKO Rose & Snow Fungus Classic Hydrating Night Gelly. I’ve heard and also I’ve tried before NARUKO’s products. One of the popular brand in Taiwan. The price is affordable and it works pretty good.

NARUKO has wide range of skin care products. However, Rose & Snow Fungus Classic Hydrating Night Gelly is specially formulated for mature and dry skin. Other than hydration, it also has anti-aging formula which repairs and hydrates skin during night time.

What it smells? Nice rose scent…reminds me of ‘sirap bandung’.

What is the texture? Its translucent white. Texture between gel and cream.

I uses my clean hand to scoop out a small amount of NARUKO Rose & Snow Fungus Classic Hydrating Night Gelly which is sufficient to apply on my whole face. You may feel it abit sticky after applying. But once its fully absorb into your skin..its fine. I uses this like a night mask, after cleansing my face.

The overnight water restoration makes my skin dewy and smoother the following day. The moisture content really helps. Now my face T-zone no longer as oily as before.

Where to buy? You can make your online purchase through Natta Cosme.

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