Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream  

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Kiehl's Says:
Inspired by our original, beloved Ultra Facial Moisturizer, this 24-hour, light-textured daily hydrator leaves skin comfortable and visibly well-balanced, particularly in harsh weather conditions. 

Our formula is made with Antarcticine–a Glycoprotein extracted from microorganisms sourced from sea glaciers and notable for an ability to protect skin from cold temperatures–as well as Imperata Cylindrica, a plant indigenous to the Australian desert which possesses superb water retention properties in dry conditions. 

Our unique combination of ingredients helps reduce moisture loss while drawing and absorbing moisture from the air. With continuous water replenishment throughout the day, skin is smooth, healthy-looking, and "moisture-even."

Kiehl’s was honored to lend support and protection from the elements to the heroic team of the “Greenland First Ascent” expedition. The six explorers completed the first-ever ascent of Greenland’s ice covered peaks on May 30th 2005.
Foxy Frangipani Says:

Texture: Cream, light
Scent: None
Nett Wt: 50ml
Color: White
Price: RM100

Can I just sum it up as - I really really like this one!?
Because it made my skin feels like it had a good drink of water. Nicely plumped up. I mostly used it as a day cream.

Rubbed between my palms to warm it up a little. And then spread onto my face and neck. Even with the harsh air cond and scorching hot sun, my skin did not feel tight. I did find it a bit oily if I did not top up with loose powder in the morning.

What I didn't really like:
- It comes in a jar! I'm not in favour of dipping my fingers in or washing my spatula before and after each scoop! Boo..

- Price tag? Hmmm well RM100 isn't thaaaat bad, but any cheaper won't hurt haha.

Daiso Compression Socks  

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2 weeks ago, while I was in KL for my books haul; I stopped by Daiso at One Utama to check out whats newer than those in Penang.

Hmm compression socks for RM5?! I had to try this!
I mostly wear this at night for about 4 hours, removing them just before bedtime. The size M-L fits just nice, snug but not too tight it becomes painful.

I don't know about the increase in blood circulation or other health benefits. But what I do realize when I check myself out at the mirror ( yes I do that often... you know you do it too :P ), my calves look lean and not bloatish (if you know what I mean).

So yay! This is a winner for me :D

What are Compression Socks?
WiseGeek Says:

Compression socks are specialized hosiery items designed to provide extra support and increase blood circulation. The main purpose of compression socks is to provide graduated pressure on the lower leg and foot. 

The key to understanding compression socks lies in their graduated pressure application. Throughout an average day, the body pumps blood to all of the extremities as equally as it can. Gravity, however, often causes blood to pool in the lower legs and feet, causing circulatory problems such as edema, phlebitis and thrombosis. 

At the very least, all of this blood pooling can cause fatigue and leg cramps. Elevating the legs and feet may alleviate the pain temporarily, but it often returns after a few hours of constant standing or walking.

This is where the use of compression socks can be extremely beneficial. Compression socks use stronger elastics such as rubber or spandex to create significant pressure on the legs, ankles and feet. By compressing the surface veins, arteries and muscles, the circulating blood is forced through narrower channels. 

The arterial pressure is increased, causing more blood to return to the heart and less blood to pool in the feet. Compression socks are tightest at the ankles, gradually become less constrictive towards the knees. The soles of compression socks may be heavily padded for better shock absorption.

The Body Shop Wild Cherry Body Scrub  

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Foxy Frangipani Says:
Texture: Jam like, with seed and tiny granules
Scent: Deep sweet cherries
Nett Wt: 200ml
Color: Raspberry
Price: RM59.90 (I got this at 70% off)
Made in: UK

One of my first few uses, I felt a lil confused. This scrub has a very deep sweet smell. Almost like cough syrup. But after a few more uses, I thought it smelled rather pleasant! Left my skin lightly scented after each shower.

For less than RM20 (sale) I'd say I'd be re-purchasing this. For full price? Nah, not really.

Its tiny granules (crushed walnut shell) with kiwi seeds, did a great job as a scrub. On damp skin, I use a plastic ice cream spoon to scoop some product; and then rub lightly on my skin. Not to be used on face.

As a deodorant / anti-perspirant user, scrubbing the pits daily is a must for me. I dislike the rubbery residue when using anti-perspirant. And this scrub did a fabulous job in removing those residues.

The Body Shop Says:
A gentle, exfoliating scrub enriched with tantalising wild cherry. Leaves skin subtly scented and looking radiant. Helps to stimulate the skin and remove dead skin cells when massaged in. Leaves the skin feeling soft, smooth.
Wild Cherry Body Scrub contains the following key ingredients ....
Wild Cherry Oil - For it's moisturising benefits
Natural exfoliating particles made from kiwi seeds and crushed walnut shells - to remove dead skin cells
Community Trade brazil nut oil - moisturises and leaves skin feeling soft
Aqua, Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polysorbate 20, Propanediol, Alcohol Denat., Juglans Regia Shell Powder, Caprylyl Glycol, Mel, Panthenol, Carbomer, Parfum, Actinidia Chinensis Seed, Propylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Bertholletia Excelsa Nut Oil, Prunus Avium Seed Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzophenone-4, Limonene, Butyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Sorbitol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Cherry Extract, Denatonium Benzoate, t-Butyl Alcohol, D&C Red 33, D&C Orange 4       
Massage in circular movements to help removed dead skin cells and boost circulation. Rinse with Wild Cherry Shower Gel.