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What comes to your mind when you think of beauty?: Countless aisles of foundation and mascara? Pencil thin models in magazines? The long haired blonde in a shampoo and conditioner advertisement? Or do more subtle simpler things manifest? You won't learn how to apply makeup here, but you will discover some real beauty secrets that not even Hollywood can master.

stretch mark prevention

Revitol Stretch Mark Prevention Cream

powerful blend of natural ingredients

Note: Revitol Stretch Mark Prevention cream is a prevention product but it also works on existing striae.

Revitol's high quality ingredients:

Among this cream's ingredients are the aforementioned glycerine, dimethicone and squalene oil. (the humectants, occlusives and emollients that are so important)

Other ingredients are vitamin E and grape seed extract which are known to fortify the collagen and elastin in the lower skin layer (epidermis). Remember, it's all about the ingredients, that's why Revitol is such a good product to buy.

Only a few of the many positive Revitol reviews:

"After about a month of using one stretch mark cream (Barmon) without any change, I got annoyed and switched to Revitol Stretch Mark Prevention. I swear, it started working right away. You're supposed to see results in about 2 weeks, and it's only been a little over 1, but the marks are already so faded I can barely see them anymore!"

"This is the third week I'm using this cream and I can already see my stretch marks becoming thinner"

You can buy Revitol Stretch Mark Prevention cream on the Revitol website. The company is offering a 90 day money back guarantee on the product.

How does Revitol work?

The combination of different active ingredients in Revitol stretch mark cream penetrate the skin, working its way down to the deeper layers. Allowing it to stimulate the elasticity and suppleness of the skin from within. This way the epidermis is better prepared for the stretching of the skin during situations such as pregnancy thereby reducing the incidence of stretch marks.

By applying Revitol daily the skin becomes more elastic and collagen production is increased. More info about the ingredients and how to apply the cream can be found on the Revitol website.

Mama Mio Goodbye Stretch Marks Cream

very popular with celebrity mama's

Another popular, top reviewed stretch marks cream is from the Mama Mio brand.

Mama Mio creams contain ingredients that have been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of stretch marks by over 70%.

Mama Mio Goodbye Stretch Marks cream ingredients: Regestril (to reduce visibility and texture of stretch marks), Emblica, an ayurverdic medicinal plant to lighten and even out the appearance of discolored stretch marks and pigmentation. Matrixyl 3000, is a powerful peptide that lab tests have proven to help in activating collagen production. It accelerates the body's own ability to repair stretch marks. Algisium-C, helps protect skin from free radicals whilst improving the appearance of stretch marks at the skin's surface.

Goodbye Stretch Marks is safe to use during pregnancy and while nursing.

Mama Mio has both a preventing cream as well as a fading cream for use afterwards.

Mama Mio's Goodbye Stretch Marks Cream is a very popular and very well reviewed product. Its also THE product of celebrity mama's.

Celebs like; Stella McCartney, Gabrielle Reece, Christina Aguilera, Milla Jovovich, Natalia Vodianova, Melissa Joan Hart, Victoria Beckham, Christy Turlington, Mariska Hegarty, Emma Bunton, Jennifer Beals, Lindsay Davenport and Rachel Weisz all swear with this cream.

Mama Mio ZAP Goodbye Stretch Marks

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"It's no surprise that British celebrity moms Stella McCartney and Victoria Beckham are fans." D Beauty Magazine

Preventing Stretch Marks

with Mama Mio Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Butter

Mama Mio Tummy Rub ingredients:

Fatty Acid-rich ingredients (Omegas 3, 6 & 9) to increase skin elasticity. Shea Butter, Borage Oil (an ancient oil used in the Far East for thousands of years which is very effective in healing damaged skin) Wheatgerm Oil, (rich in Vitamin E) Rosehip Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil

A selection of the many reviews:

"This cream is fantastic. I am 7 months pregnant and still haven't got a single stretch mark. I use it twice a day and a little goes a long way. Highly moisturising, I even slap some on my hands when they feel dry as it's non greasy and smells delicious.

I've used Bio Oil and Cocoa Butter Stretch mark lotion and this is definitely the best."

Mama Mio Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Butter

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Revitol and Mama Mio Best Buys

My Conclusion:

Revitol and Mama Mio really seem to be the best products to use for stretch marks. Both for preventing and treating them afterwards.

The reviews show that Revitol and Mama Mio have reduced the stretch marks in several people to the maximum extent.

Trilastin seems to take in a good third place but I know I will be using one of the above creams. I will keep you posted. Please leave me a message about your experiences with stretch marks removal or ask me a question below.

Can Stretch Marks Go Away?

for old, persistent stretch marks exfoliation might be the best solution

Older stretch marks are far more difficult to fade with creams. Creams can be beneficial but only when the stretch marks are relatively young. So make sure to try and prevent the stretch marks from developing as soon as possible. Or treat them right after your pregnancy. (in case you'll be using a Retinol/ Retin A cream) For older stretch marks techniques like exfoliation can help out.

Exfoliation is removing layers of dead skin and unveiling soft, fresh skin. This might be the best way to minimize the appearance of more mature stretch marks.

Some people use baking soda ore oatmeal to make their own preparations. There are also specially prepared formulas available. It is important to apply plenty of moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated and soft after exfoliation.

Pregnancy Workout

pregnancy workout DVD reviews

Leisa Hart - Fitmama - Prenatal and Postnatal Pregnancy Workout
I tried this DVD for the first time about an hour ago. I'm four months pregnant with my first baby. I didn't really exercise a whole lot before becoming pregnant but I wasn't overweight or extremely out of shape, either. I just tried the salsa dance and it was really fun! I worked up a light sweat and we'll see tomorrow whether I feel it in any of my muscles. I haven't tried any other pregnancy fitness DVD's and I probably won't because I'm so pleased with this one. And it's a great price because you get the post-natal workout as well. What I really like about this one is that even if you don't have the energy to do the workouts, you can still do the stretching segment. I would definitely recommend this to any of my pregnant friends.

Classic Kathy Smith - Pregnancy Workout
"This is a great workout during pregnancy. I have been exercising daily during my second pregnancy and am noticing a WORLD of difference versus my first pregnancy. The workout is very 80's, but it gets you moving and you can feel that it's effective but safe. I only rated it 4 stars instead of 5 because I love this workout, but Kathy Smith can be a bit annoying sometimes and the "Prego shuffle" can be embarrassing to watch. Plus, I wanted to save the 5-star rating for the Leisa Hart DVD, which I like more. But I alternate between the two since they both are different styles of exercise and the combination of them both feels great. I highly recommend this DVD. The time flies by because of the way she splits up the aerobics into segments - and because it's split up, you can also do a segment here or there whenever you have time.


selamat berpose



Saya memohon maaf atas kelewatan posting entry ini yg sepatutnya semalam dah disiarkan. Ini kerana kesibukan terlampau dan laptop pula buat hal.
Entry ini ialah mengenai serbuan penguatkuasa Farmasi Kementerian Kesihatan ke atas dua buah syarikat yang memasarkan produk yang disasarkan kepada wanita yang bercita-cita untuk menjadi putih, menawan dan cuba 'merubah' menjadi lebih 'cantik'.

Sebagai makluman kepada pembaca, entry ini saya tumpukan kepada usaha pendidikan dan kesedaran di kalangan pengguna yang masih tidak memahami atau cuba untuk memahami implikasi / kesan dari penggunaan produk yang mengandungi bahan di bawah Akta racun 1952.



- sejenis persediaan bahan kimia yang boleh didapati di dalam kosmetik. Penggunaan hidroquinone adalah untuk membunuh melanocytes , sejenis sel yang bertindak menghasilkan melanin. Untuk itu kulit akan kelihatan cerah dan semakin putih.

- hydroquinone adalah sangat toksik dan merupakan bahan kimia yang sangat kuat, juga digunakan dalam proses foto, 'herbicides' , pemprosesan getah dan pemprosesan 'hair dyes'.

Kesan sampingan hydroquinone

- penghitaman kawasan kulit , terutama jika terdedah kepada cahaya matahari atau cahaya UV tiruan.

- kawasan kulit boleh terluka, terbakar , kering dan gatal sebelum kimia racun itu menyerap lebih jauh ke dalam muka.

- turut menyebabkan kesan sampingan maut lain iaitu sesak nafas, serangan lelah, bengkak bibir, muka dan lidah serta ruam.

- jika terkena mata, ia turut boleh menyebabkan mata kesan terbakar dan menj eja skan penglihatan. Penggunaan untuk jangka masa panjang boleh menyebabkan kulit menghitam.

- juga boleh menghalang proses pigmentasi di mana proses ini mengurangkan perlindungan ke atas kulit daripada pancaran ultra ungu dan sinaran matahari berlebihan yang boleh memberi risiko kanser kulit.


- merupakan bahan kimia terbitan vitamin A dan biasanya digunakan dalam rawatan jerawat (acne vulgaris)

kesan sampingan tretinoin

- rasa terbakar pada kulit, gatal, kulit menggelupas dan kekringan, jeragat hitam bertambah dan kulit menjadi sensitif kepada cahaya ultra violet.

Kesatuan Negara-negara Eropah EU, mengharamkan penggunaan hydroquinone s eja k dahulu lagi.

Di Malaysia, Biro Pengawalan Farmaseutikal Kebangsaan tidak akan mendaftarkan kosmetik yang mengandungi hydroquinone dan produk ini diklasifikasikan sebagai produk yang tidak berdaftar.

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Serbuan pertama dilakukan di sebuah premis di Damansara Damai, Petaling Jaya, diketuai Pengarah Penguatkuasa Farmasi, KKM, Mohd Hatta Ahmad.

Bukan sekali, tetapi dalam tempoh kira-kira 3 tahun, premis ini pernah diserbu dua kali sebelumnya.
Produk yang dipasarkan, memang mendapat sambutan, malah serbuan dan rampasan sebelum ini tidak mampu untuk menghentikan penjualan produk ini yang diubah sedikit kepada namanya setelah produk sebelumnya dirampas.

Rampasan sebelumnya setelah ujian makmal mengesahkan, produk ini mengandungi hidroquinone.

Dan kali ini, dua produk dirampas:

1- Natasya Krim Herba Gold - dikesan mengandungi hydroquinone 7-75 % w/w dan tretinoin.
2- Natasya Krim Herba -dikesan mengandungi hydroquinone 4-83 % w/w dan tretinoin.

Dan dalam serbuan kedua di sebuah premis kilang di Bandar Pinggiran Subang, satu lagi produk kecantikan wanita dirampas.

Jenamanya De'Putih. Begitu kemelayuan bunyinya.

Bagaimanapun, sebaik tiba di lokasi, apa yang difikirkan langsung tidak mencermin nama itu sendiri.
Produk De'Putih sebenarnya adalah produk yang diimport terus dari Filipina sebagaimana juga tertera pada kotak pembungkusannya.

Syarikat di Bandar Pinggiran Subang ini hanyalah pengedar, dan kepada pengguna, menggambarkan seolah-olah syarikat terbabit yang membuat produk itu.

Mereka sebenarnya hanya menerima barangan dari kilang Goldwin Manufacturing Lab. Corp, Filipina, dan memasarkannya di sini.
Pada kotaknya, mendakwa sebagai 'mencerahkan dan mengatasi masalah kulit anda'.

De Putih Night Cream dikesan mengandungi tretinoin - yang mana tretinoin bukanlah untuk mencerahkan kulit, tetapi digunakan dalam rawatan jerawat (acne vulgaris) atas perskripsi doktor.
Kepada pengguna yang peka, banyak yang boleh dipertikaikan atau diberi perhatian apabila membaca label pada kotaknya.

- Tertera logo halal (yang tidak diiktiraf), tetapi dikilangkan di Filipina. Apakah jaminan pengeluar logo halal swasta itu, yang ia juga melakukan pemeriksaan di kilang di Filipina itu?

- Kandungannya juga ditulis mengandungi cetyl alcohol.

- Terdapat ayat melucukan - ' Sila dapat nasihat pakar sebelum mengguna .' Jika kena nasihat pakar sebelum gunakannya, apa guna kita membelinya?. ..

- Sebenarnya, syarikat ini tiada kaitan langsung dengan Melayu, tetapi nama digunakan adalah berunsur kemelayuan.

Nampaknya syarikat ini mengetahui akan bahaya hydroquinone, jadi dicetak bahawa produk ini tiada bahan itu. Malangnya, produk ini mengandungi tretinoin...

- Dakwaan bahawa ia diluluskan oleh Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia KKM juga, adalah palsu. Tiada sebarang rekod pada KKM, syarikat ini memohon kelulusan KKM.
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Dua lagi produk ialah:
1- Krim Malam Misha - dikesan mengandungi hydroquinone 7-65 % w/w dan tretinoin
2 - Di dalam Set Produk Shadira:
- krim tidak berlabel - dikesan mengandungi hydroquinone 5-1 % w/w dan tretinoin
- krim berlabel Pearl - dikesan mengandungi hydroquinone 5-72 % w/w dan tretinoin

* terimakasih kepada sesiapa yg telah memberi kan info ini ...


Date: 22nd June 2010
Time: 8.00pm-9.30pm
Venue: 8th Floor, Jaya 33,Petaling Jaya.

Akan dibuka kepada 30 orang pertama.... grab this chance... daftar dan dapatkan tiket anda sekarang...
sebarang pertanyaan sila hubungi BC NOR SALEHAN JAMALUDIN
Tel. no: 019-6832797

Facial Recipes (For the guys too!)

If you want to treat yourself and your skin, give yourself a facial. It's not only good for you, if feels great too. You can make a facial from ordinary kitchen goods. Here are two of them, which are inexpensive to make. More of them to come soon!

Honey Facial (do not use this if you are allergic to eggs)
1 tablespoon honey
1 egg yoke
1 teaspoon olive oil

Beat the egg yoke with a fork, add the oil and blend well. Add the honey using a spoon that you have rinsed with hot water and blend well again. Smear it all over your face with your fingers, except do not cover your eyes. Leave it on your face for 15 minutes, then rinse it off.

Cucumber Facial
1 cucumber
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon witch hazel (you can buy this in any drug store)
1 egg white, beaten with an electric beater until fluffy.

cucumberPeel the cucumber and run it through a blender or a food processor. Pour the cucumber pulp into a colander or strainer and force it through, catching the liquid that comes out in a bowl underneath. Combine the cucumber liquid with the lemon juice and the witch hazel. Stir it and add the beaten egg white gently. Put it on your face and leave it on for 15 to 25 minutes. Rinse off.

Remember: clean, prevent and treat. This is a good start to a lifetime of healthy skin.

Here are some facial mask recipes sent in by Marla from Kansas City, KS, USA

1 Peach, ripe, peeled, pitted
1 Egg white
Whip the peach and egg white together in a blender until smooth. Gently pat the mixture all over your face. Relax for 30 minutes, then rinse it off with cool water.

1 Apple, cored & quartered
2 T Honey
Drop the apple pieces into a food processor and chop. Add honey and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Pat the mixture onto your face with a light tapping motion, tapping until the honey feels tacky. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse.

1/2 Cucumber
1 Egg white
1 T Lemon juice
1 tsp mint
Puree everything and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm, then cool water.

1/2 c Strawberries, very ripe
1/4 c Cornstarch
Mix strawberries and cornstarch together to make a paste and apply it to your face, avoiding the delicate area around your eyes. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse it off with cool water.

2 cups boiling water
1 vitamin C (a preservative)
Lemon peel (zest) from 2 lemons
Dissolve the vitamin in water. In a glass bowl put the lemon zest and pour the water over them. Let it sit over night. Remove the zest and put in a spray bottle. You can use any type of citrus peel.

1 Tomato, ripe, chopped
1 tsp Lemon juice
1 T Instant style oatmeal or old-fashioned rolled oats
Blend everything until just combined. Apply to skin, making sure the mixture is thick enough to stay on blemished areas: cheeks, forehead, or chin. If necessary, add a bit more oatmeal to thicken the mask. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then scrub it off with a clean washcloth dipped in warm water.


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