Haze & Pollution: It's Affecting Your Skin, but why? Neutrogena Has the Answers!

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Hello! Having a hazy, dazy day? Who is not? On top of the pollution, we now have to deal with the haze. I am on my mask every day now. Aiyo, very sien.

But for my face, I think it's ok until Neutrogena send me this.

A powerful cleanser, yet gentle to your skin! So, what's PM2.5?


Seriously guys, the haze. Not funny. Apparently, even on normal days, pollution + urban condition, it already has PM2.5 everywhere. Free for you.

So, what is PM2.5? Neutrogena Malaysia has all the answers in this video:



Did you know – pollution affects a staggering 80% of urbanites! And because of constant exposure to this poor-quality air filled with micro-pollutants, our skin experiences 60% moisture loss after just 7 days!

One of the most concerning pollutants with skin-damaging effects is Particulate Matter (PM). Research has shown that any PM with a diameter of 10 microns or less (≤ PM10) can penetrate through the skin, causing serious health issues, and one of the biggest skin’s enemies within this range is PM2.5.

This is particularly alarming for city dwellers – according to survey results published by the World Health Organization (WHO) over 4,300 cities, only 20% of the world’s population is living in areas with acceptable levels of PM2.5!


Left: Pores filled with PM2.5 | Right: After cleaning it with Neutrogena Deep Clean cleanser! Woah.........
PM2.5 particles are 20 times smaller than human pores, allowing them to penetrate easily through to even the deepest layers of the skin. If you’re wondering how small they are, just imagine: the diameter of a strand of hair is about 30 times wider than the largest PM2.5 microparticle!

You really don't want your face to be destroyed by PM2.5... no mask can help you on this.

Because PM2.5 is invisible to the naked eye, it causes unseen harm and damage to our complexion. When PM2.5 enters our skin, it weakens and damages the skin’s natural protective barrier, obstructing pores and preventing them from functioning properly. When our pores are suffocated, the skin is unable to regenerate itself, thereby leading to even more issues.

The common symptoms of skin damage caused by PM2.5 include: dryness, dullness caused by a decrease in collagen, aggravation of acne symptoms, pigmentation and dark spots, premature lines and wrinkles, and other skin problems.

Is there a way to safely remove harmful PM2.5 from our skin? There is wisdom in the age-old saying, “prevention is better than cure”. Therefore, it is more sustainable to prevent the onset of skin problems before they happen, rather than to try and repair the damage done when it’s too late. 

To minimize the impact of air pollution on your skin, cleanse your face twice a day with a facial cleanser that not only removes dirt and impurities, but also takes away micro dust. As PM2.5 particles are so small and can be difficult to remove, you’ll need a cleanser that is clinically proven to effectively cleanse away these micro-pollutants.

However, not all cleansers are made equal – many women tend to have the misconception that all foaming cleansers in the market provide adequate protection from external pollutants, but the truth is that they don’t!

Neutrogena® introduces a simple and effective method to take away 99% of PM2.5 micro-pollutants^ while giving back skin’s nourished glow! Take the first step towards healthier, clearer skin with Neutrogena® Deep Clean® Foaming Cleanser, the 1st pure glycerin-based foaming cleanser* that is clinically proven to remove 99.9% of dirt and impurities from deep within the skin!



Featuring a non-drying oil control formula, the foaming cleanser creates a rich, ultra-creamy lather that reaches deep into pores, thoroughly removing impurities such as dirt, excess oil and dead skin cells. Shine and surface oil are reduced, while retaining natural moisture balance, thanks to its key ingredient, Pure Glycerin, which nourishes and refines the complexion for a clear, fresh and healthy-looking glow.

Gentle and non-irritating, Glycerin is a powerful humectant which draws moisture from the environment to keep skin hydrated. According to experts, Glycerin mimics our skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF), which makes it highly suitable for all skin types – even oily/combination or problematic skin! Other benefits of Glycerin include: reducing skin roughness, helping to shield skin from environmental irritation, and strengthening skin’s moisture barrier.

Neutrogena® Deep Clean® Foaming Cleanser (RM19.90, 100g) is available at leading pharmacies nationwide. You can also shop online via Johnson & Johnson official stores on Lazada and Shopee.  For more information, kindly visit Neutrogena®’s official website or follow Neutrogena Malaysia on Facebook.

*Based on marketed rinse-off products in Neutrogena® from 2007 – 2017. ^ based on clinical efficacy study on PM 2.5 particles. For peace of mind, Neutrogena® Deep Clean® Foaming Cleanser is also non-comedogenic, oil-free and dermatologist tested.

So guys, the last thing you want is clogged pores, filled with PM2.5! No, thank you. Clean your skin well, especially when we are in season for haze (musim jerebu!), take care!

Be deelicious,
19 Sept, 2019

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McDonald’s Malaysia introduces a wide variety of menu offerings this Ramadan!

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Yass! McDonald's is back with their latest offering and I'm loving it! I am about to tell you why...

I am sure some of you tried it, but those who haven't.... you are in for a treat! McDonald’s Malaysia brings back two customer favourites, the Nasi McD and the Chicken Foldover for the month of Ramadan. Rice is a must for me and the curry, is to die for! The Nasi McD is paired with McDonald’s famous Ayam Goreng McD + the all new Curry Sauce that customers can add-on (if you like spicy, I strongly recommend it!). 

McDonald’s Malaysia has launched two new menu offerings for its guests that are looking for a delicious, fulfilling meal during the month of Ramadan.


Throughout the month, McDonald’s customers can choose between two exclusive offerings – the all new Nasi McD and the return of the Chicken Foldover, which is now available in all McDonald’s restaurants.

A perfect buka puasa meal (and for sharing!), had this meal with my best buddy! I used the McD app for special promo, one for the Chicken Foldover and another set for the Nasi McD + 2 pcs of Ayam Goreng McD!



For rice lovers, the Nasi McD, paired with McDonald’s famous, spicy, Ayam Goreng McD, will now be served with an all new Curry Sauce that customers can add-on. Nasi McD will be available with a choice of 1 piece or 2 pieces of Ayam Goreng McD. 


The set comes inclusive of a medium coleslaw and a medium Iced Lemon Tea, for a complete meal that’s perfect for buka puasa.

The Chicken Foldover with two pieces of perfectly grilled, juicy chicken patties, topped with fresh lettuce and tomatoes, wrapped in a toasted flatbread, returns with a new sauce. It's easy to eat, really, peel off the wrapping on top (follow the lines) and enjoy!
The new menu offering also brings back a customer favourite - the Chicken Foldover – with two pieces of perfectly grilled, juicy chicken patties, topped with fresh lettuce and tomatoes, and an all new special sauce, all wrapped in a warm toasted flatbread. Served with McDonald’s World Famous French Fries, and Iced Lemon Tea, it is a filling meal for customers who are looking for a new taste experience.

“Ramadan is the most holy of months for all Muslims, and it is also a time when all Malaysians celebrate their love of food. Whilst there are many iconic tastes that we offer all year round, we find occasions or seasons like Ramadan perfect to offer our customers a differentiated and exciting flavour experience,” said Melati Abdul Hai, Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer.


And they gave me a kurma too! So nice of McD... I just had to grab one serving of D24 Durian McFlurry while getting my stomach full with Nasi McD!


In addition to the Nasi McD and the Chicken Foldover, customers can also look forward to a range of desserts exploding with local flavours. Not only is McDonald’s bringing back the D24 Durian McFlurry – which is always a hit with customers – it is also reintroducing the Banana Pie, a great menu item to break fast, with its aromatic banana filling in the signature crisp McDonald’s pillow pie. 

For customers that are on the go, or for customers who want to complement their meals with a sweet and refreshing beverage, McDonald’s menu line-up also offers the Sarsaparilla Cones and the new McCafe Ice Blended Ribena.
The Nasi McD with lots of curry sauce! The curry sauce is definitely spicy, and I love it! My only regret? I should have ordered extra curry sauce and make it a "Nasi McD Banjir"!

Not forgetting the Sahur meal that started on 6 May, McDonald’s extended selected Regular Menu items until 6am to cater to customers who are fasting. This includes the Nasi McD, Ayam Goreng McD, McChicken, Spicy Chicken McDeluxe, and Chicken McNuggets, which are made available to customers looking for a satisfying meal to bersahur with at McDonald’s.


The Nasi McD set with 1 piece of Ayam Goreng McD, coleslaw and medium Iced Lemon Tea starts from only RM13.95, while the set with 2 pieces of Ayam Goreng McD costs RM16.95. The Chicken Foldover Meal is available at RM16.95, and comes complete with medium French Fries and medium Iced Lemon Tea.

McDonald’s Malaysia’s Ramadan menu offerings are now available till 5 June 2019.

If you love to have some dessert, what about.... some desserts bursting with local flavours. I tried the McDonald’s D24 Durian McFlurry and it's good! McD has also reintroduced the Banana Pie, a great menu item to break fast, with its aromatic banana filling in the signature crisp McDonald’s pillow pie.

Even more exciting, McDonald’s has also launched the “30-Days of Ramadan” promotion exclusively via the McDonald’s App. The ‘30-days, 30-deals’ offers special discount coupons which will be released on the App on a daily basis. To enjoy these amazing discounts, customers just need to download the McDonald’s App from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

So, guys... get it before it's all over! And try the all new curry sauce, tell me if you like it, as much as I did! Selamat berpuasa and enjoy all the new offerings from McD!

Be deelicious...

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Authentic Japanese cuisine at Tampopo Delicieux, Resorts World Genting

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Hello guys!

Just a quick update on Resort World Genting, yes, that place where you go spend time to enjoy some cool breeze. It's like a never-ending fun there.


So, if you want to try a Japanese restaurant that serves authentic Japs cuisine, they have it. And best of all, to have the ‘Father of Tonkatsu’ personally selects ingredients and imports them from Japan to serve you with exquisite dishes at the restaurant, Tampopo is the place to go.


Yupe, signature Spicy Chicken Katsu Ramen at Tampopo, SkyAvenue.
So, Tonkatsu usually consists of a breaded deep-fried pork cutlet served with shredded cabbage and tonkatsu sauce. To cater to Malaysians, the version served in the Tampopo outlet in SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting is the Chicken Katsu. 

For Malaysians and Singaporeans, Ramen is now a staple dish in every Japanese restaurant. Do you know? Not many restaurants can claim their broth is from Japan, but Tampopo wise, the broth of the ramen soup is actually flown over on airplanes to arrive directly in Malaysia rather than being made in-house or by local suppliers. Whilst most items of the menu are made in ‘Tokyo style’, the ‘dashi’ or broth is a combined version of Hokkaido and Kyushu recipes as Takagi deems the Tokyo version too simple for local palates. 

For food aficionados who love fiery flavours in their food, their Spicy Chicken Katsu Ramen is a must-try on the menu. Their soup is light, topped with finely shredded cabbage, spring onions and chilli flakes served with chicken katsu. If you like to keep things simple, their Chicken Chashu Ramen similarly doesn’t weigh heavily on taste buds but is rather flavourful, topped off with springy noodles, soft bamboo shoots, and well-marinated chicken.

This is the Scoop Cake at Tampopo, SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting
The desserts are definitely worth saving space in your stomach as rather than being the perfect
end to a meal, they are a good reason on their own to visit the establishment. For those who are
looking to indulge their sweet tooth after breathing in the cool and fresh air of Resorts World
Genting, Tampopo offers a wide selection of desserts including Fruit Roll Cake, Milk Pudding and
Hokkaido Green Tea Ice Cream.

For those who have never tried Japanese desserts, this is definitely a good place to start. You can’t mention Japanese desserts without thinking of matcha and their Matcha Cream Puff does not disappoint with a crunchy texture that overflows with fresh and rich green tea cream without overpowering the pastry. 

The highlight is the simple Scoop Cake which is indescribably delightfully soft and fluffy, topped with fresh fruits. Matcha lovers can further satisfy their cravings with the Hot Matcha Green Tea Latte, Matcha Milk Shake and Ice Matcha Latte.

Meet Takaaki Takagi, the Managing Director of Creative Food Concept Pte Ltd. at Tampopo, SkyAvenue. 
Tampopo Delicieux is located on Level G, SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting. Operation hours are from 10am to 10pm, daily. For more information, please call +603 6101 1118 visit www.rwgenting.com. 

So, if you are looking for something new to try when in Genting, try this! :)

Be deelicious, 
29 March, 2019 

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