Four Finalist Selected for GUARDIAN Are You ‘The Face of Healthy Beauty’ 3rd Semi Finals

16 Finalist have been chosen so far for the Guardian Malaysia ARE YOU ‘THE FACE OF HEALTHY BEAUTY’.

All 25 semi-finalists posing on stage

After a hard-fought semi-finals where each of the 25 shortlisted semi-finalists had to go through challenges that display their aptitude and personality to deservedly earn the title ‘The Face of Healthy Beauty’, four finalists emerged to progress to the Grand Finals to be held in Kuala Lumpur on 27 July 2019.

Four finalists from the central region. (From left) Karyll Chee, Alwizah Al Yafii, Nurul Ezzaty, and Nur Aimi

The FOUR finalists from the Central region were:

1. Alwizah Al Yafii Binti Ahmad Kamal
2. Karyll Chee Kar-Yee
3. Nur Aimi Binti Abdul Ghani
4. Nurul Ezzaty Binti Hasbullah

Lawyer and mother of two teenage boys, Alwizah Al Yafii Binti Ahmad Kamal, 45, from Kuala Lumpur, was very happy and very surprised to be picked as a finalist.

“I really thought I did not stand a chance against such an accomplished group of semi-finalists who were so beautiful, so young, so confident with so much energy, from different walks of life and who mostly held professional jobs. So this win was really unexpected for me and I still can’t believe it. I’m so happy,” she said.

Alwizah said she wasn’t a ‘pageant’ person but she was a firm believer on being healthy especially now when women say they don’t have time to keep healthy because of work commitments.

“I want to be an ambassador for health and beauty because this is my passion,” she added.

Alwizah who counts Tun Mahathir as her idol says like Tun she wants to keep on working until she is in her nineties so keeping healthy is very important. And being the oldest semi-finalist in the Central region she feels she is on her way to achieving that goal.

Alwizah who didn’t have time to prepare for the contest due to her busy work schedule and mundane duties as a mother also said that she applauded Guardian for conducting this search because it shows that the ordinary women such as young working mothers and working women can be healthy and beautiful as well.

“We are not superstars, movie stars or celebrities. We want to show that we are normal women with normal problems and yet we can strive to be healthy and beautiful at the same time.”

More personal details on these first four finalists can be found on the contest microsite at https://theface.guardian.com.my.

The last semi-finals will be held in Kota Kinabalu Sabah on 7 July.

At the launch of this nation-wide search in May this year, Soren Lauridsen, CEO, South East Asia, Guardian Health And Beauty Sdn Bhd said:

“This search for The Face of Healthy Beauty is NOT a Beauty contest. In our books, the Healthy Beauty, is a person who lives life to the fullest in a healthy way, and has a distinctive style and pleasant personality. She is someone with a positive attitude, gives priority to being healthy first; and looks after her physical beauty too.”

Each winner will:

  • sign a one-year contract as Guardian Brand Ambassador that comes with RM10,000 cash
  • RM10,000 Guardian vouchers
  • RM5,000 each for them to give to a charity organization of their choice
  • Will be featured on the Cover of Guardian’s Brand Catalogues and other collaterals and will receive products from participating sponsors

Soren explains that the Healthy Beauty concept is at the core of Guardian’s brand philosophy and that this concept was borne from a consumer insight that good health is the foundation of true beauty.

“We discovered that our customers believe that true beauty comes from a healthy physical and mental state of being,” Soren said.

By focusing on this consumer need since its very first store at The Weld 52 years ago, Guardian, has become the store to go to for health and beauty needs.

He said:

“While these basic needs have remained, consumption trends have evolved driven by changing lifestyles and economic circumstances. Health and beauty are no longer as clearly defined as they used to be. They have been intertwined. Guardian too, has evolved. From being the health and beauty store, our mission now is to inspire our customers to live a healthy and beautiful life.”

“To achieve our mission, we have trained our team members to be beauty and health care advisors, while continuing to offer the latest and most innovative health and beauty products,” Soren added.

Touted as the first-of-its-kind in Malaysia, this search for ‘The Face of Healthy Beauty’ is open to all Malaysian females aged 18 years and above. Entries were submitted online at https://theface.guardian.com.my.

Participants needed to upload a 30 second video of themselves indicating ‘Why they want to be The Face of Healthy Beauty?’ or write in not more than 100 words why they want to be The Face of Healthy Beauty.

One hundred (100) shortlisted participants will be selected to attend each semi-final to be held at Johor Bahru City Square, Gurney Plaza Penang, Central i-City Mall Shah Alam and 1Borneo Hypermall Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Four semi-finalists from each region will attend the Grand Finals in Shah Alam on 27 July 2019.

In addition to the four winners, there will be eight category winners to be awarded by sponsors. These are: Most Healthy (Blackmores), Most Elegant (Bio-essence), Most Youthful (Garnier), Most Expressive Eyes (L’Oréal), Most Passionate (Maybelline), Most Confident (Nivea), Most Cheerful (Safi) and Most Charming (TRESemmé)

Guardian customers can also vote, from 8 July – 24 July 2019 on the microsite, for their favourite finalist to win at the Grand Finals. The votes received for each finalist will contribute towards 50% of the total scores at the Grand Finals. Customers can earn more votes with purchases at Guardian. For one vote, no purchase is required; for 5 Votes, they need to purchase any item from Guardian and for 10 Votes, they need to purchase any participating sponsor brands in a single receipt.

If that particular contestant wins in the Grand Finals, then she will do a draw to pick her lucky voter. A total 4 draws will be done. Each Winner will pick 1 voter. The selected voter will be rewarded with RM500 worth of Guardian vouchers.

Furthermore, there is also a Scan & Win contest for customers from 10 June to 7 July 2019. QR codes will be placed in Guardian stores for customers to scan. After scanning the QR code, they just need to answer four questions related to healthy beauty. After answering, they will receive an instant voucher for their next purchase.

More details of the search, and the full terms and conditions for participation are available at https://theface.guardian.com.my.

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GUARDIAN Are Looking For YOU!

Guardian Malaysia has launched a nation-wide quest to find FOUR women who bests fit the bill as “The Face of Healthy Beauty” to be its brand ambassadors.

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Soren Lauridsen, CEO, South East Asia, Guardian Health, And Beauty Sdn Bhd said:

“This search for The Face of Healthy Beauty is NOT a Beauty contest. In our books, the Healthy Beauty, is a person who lives life to the fullest in a healthy way, and has a distinctive style and pleasant personality. She is someone with a positive attitude, gives priority to being healthy first: and looks after her physical beauty too.”

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Each winner will sign a one-year contract as Guardian Brand Ambassador that comes with RM10,000 cash, RM10,000 Guardian Vouchers and RM5,000 each for them to give to a charity organisation of their choice. They will be featured on the cover of Guardian’s Brand Catalogs and other collateral and will receive products from participating sponsors.

Saren also explains that the Healthy Beauty concept is at the core of Guardian’s brand philosophy and that this concept was borne from a consumer insight that good health is the foundation of true beauty.

“We discovered that our customers believe that true beauty comes from a healthy physical and mental state of being;” Saren said.

By focusing on this consumer need since its very first store at the Weld 52 years ago, Guardian has become the store to go to for a health and beauty needs.

He said:

While these basic needs have remained, consumption trends have evolved driven by changing lifestyles and economic circumstances. Health and beauty are no longer as clearly defined as they used to be. They have been intertwined. Guardian too, has evolved. From being the heath and beauty store, our mission now is to inspire our customers to live a healthy and beautiful life.

To achieve our mission, we have trained our team members to be beauty and health care advisors, while continuing to offer the latest and most innovative health and beauty products.”

Touted as the first-of-its-kind in Malaysia, this search for The Face of Healthy Beauty is open to all Malaysian females aged 18 years and above. Entries are to be submitted online at:

https://theface.guardian.com.my

Participants need to upload a 30 second video of themselves indicating ‘Why they want to be The Face of Healthy Beauty? one full length photo and one passport photo of themselves. Submissions can be made from 20 May until 12 June 2109.

100 shortlisted participants will be selected to attend the semi-finals at Johor Bahru City Square, Penang, Central i-City Mall Shah Alam and 1Borneo Hypermall Kota Kinabalau Sabah. Four semi-finalists from each region will attend the Grand Finals in Shah Alam on 27 July 2019.

In addition to the four winners, there will be 8 category winners to be awarded by sponsors. There are:

  1. Most Healthy (Blackmores)
  2. Most Elegant (Bio-essence)
  3. Most Youthful (Garnier)
  4. Most Expressive Eyes (L’Oreal)
  5. Most Passionate (Maybelline)
  6. Most Confident (Nivea)
  7. Most Cheerful (Safi)
  8. Most Charming (TRESemme)

Guardian customers can also vote from 8 July to 24 July on the microsite for their favourite finalist to win at the Grand Finals. the votes received for each finalist will contribute towards 50% of the total scores at the Grand Finals. Customers can earn more votes with purchases at Guardian. For one vote, no purchase is required, for 5 votes, they need to purchase any item for Guardian and for 10 votes, they need to purchase any participating sponsor brands in a single receipt.

If that particular contestant wins in the Grand Finals, then she will do a draw back to pick her lucky voter. A total of 4 draws will be done. Each winner will pick 1 voter. The selected voter will be rewarded with RM500 worth of Guardian vouchers.

There is also a Scan & Win contest for customers from 10 June to 7 July. QR codes will be placed in Guardian stores for customers to scan. After scanning the QR code, they just need to answer four questions related to healthy beauty. After answering, they will receive an instant voucher for their next purchase.

More details, click https://theface.guardian.com.my

Bong Siew Mooi Wins Honda HR-V RS in GUARDIAN’s ‘JOM BER-FABULOUS’ Contest

“I am so happy. I did not expect to win but since I am an avid shopper at Guardian, I decided to enter the contest. The entry requirements were easy and besides, Guardian always offer fantastic promotions with great savings on great products. This new car will come in very useful for me and my family and I would like to thank Guardian for this gift”-Bong Siew Mooi

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She drove home a brand new, state-of-the-art, Honda HR-V RS worth over RM120,000 after she emerged the Grand Prize winner of Guardian’s ‘JOM BER-FABULOUS’ contest held in conjunction with International Women’s Day 2019.

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Besides Bong Siew Mooi, the other lucky winners are:

  • Fariza binti Shabudin from Kuala Lumpur won the 2nd prize of a 5-day 3-night Exotic Dubai holiday with Luxury Hammam experience
  • Long Jla Hao won the 3rd prize of a 4-day 3-night Maldives trip with spa experience
  • Zuraini binti Sulaiman won the 4th Prize of a 4-day 3-night trip to Bali with a Balinese spa and experience included
  • Twenty other finalists won consolation prizes of Guardian vouchers worth RM500 each.

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A total of 24 finalists took part in a Grand Finale event held in Kuala Lumpur.  They first had to battle for the top four by going through a word search challenge. The top four winners then moved on to the grand final challenge of taking part in a remote controlled racing car contest.

DY Cho, Marketing Director, Health and Beauty, South East Asia and Guardian Health And Beauty Sdn Bhd said:

“We run lots of exciting campaigns and promotions throughout the year; but some, are extra special. This JOM BER-FABULOUS contest is one of them. It is to give recognition to the special role that women play in the well-being of the family, in conjunction with International Women’s Day!

Guardian’s ‘JOM BER-FABULOUS’ contest ran from 1 March to 31 March 2019 and Guardian customers need only spend a minimum of RM10, which must include a brand on promotion, to enter.

 

GUARDIAN Ushers 2019 with”READY SET GLOW’ Healthy Beauty Campaign

It is my new resolution to practicing healthy lifestyle on 2019. Now with Guardian Healthy Beauty initiative ‘READY SET GLOW’, I hope I can lead healthier life internally and beautiful externally..Fighting!!

Joanna Soh, Asia's No 1 Fitness Youtuber and Wong Vai Chi, Head of Marketing and Promotions, Guardian Health and Beauty Sdn Bhd at the launch of Ready, Set, Glow Campaign

“This month long ‘READY SET GLOW’ campaign is another campaign reinforcing Guardian’s leading reputation as a specialist in Healthy Beauty where we help our customers keep healthy internally and be beautiful externally with our product offerings,” said Mr DY Cho, Marketing Director, Health and Beauty, South East Asia, Guardian Health & Beauty.

“For this Ready, Set, Glow Campaign, we are collaborating with Asia’s No. 1 Fitness YouTuber, Joanna Soh to develop a series of exercise videos to guide and inspire Malaysians to achieve their health and beauty goals in 2019,” Cho added.

Joanna demonstrating simple workout steps that Malaysians can incorporate into their daily routines (2)

Together with Joanna, Guardian is encouraging Malaysians to Join The Glow Squad and be a part of this nationwide movement to view and put these exercise tutorials to use in their everyday lives. The videos are THREE short exercise videos that Malaysians can incorporate into their daily routines to have a more active lifestyle to achieve a healthier GLOW in 2019

At the end of these videos, there are special product promotions that viewers can screenshot an e-voucher to redeem the special offer.

These include:

  • RM5 off a 2.5kg tin of Good Morning V-Grains
  • RM5 off purchase of 2 units of Kinohimitsu Snow Lotus Bird’s Nest
  • Kita Beauties at a special price of RM28.80 for 10s range of 6g.

Once you are part of the Guardian Glow Squad, Guardian will have weekly checklists on the Guardian FB and IG pages to keep you motivated on your progress.

Additionally, Guardian is offering amazing deals at amazing prices and great promotions on the widest variety of products catered to make healthy beauties of their customers.

Major promotions that will be coming up include:

1. An array of Chinese New Year Gift sets from Brand’s Essence, Royal Bird’s Nest, Kinohimitsu Bird’s Nest and more, which are ideal this festive season to be given to family and friends.
2. During our Beauty Fairs, we have deals up to 50% off for our Cosmetics & Fragrance products
3. During our Facial Cleanser Fairs, a FREE Face Mask is offered with purchase of any Facial Cleanser worth RM25 and above.
4. During our Personal Care Fairs, a FREE Phyliss Pop Up Toaster is offered with any purchase of RM128 & above from our Personal Care products range.

So READY SET GLOW with Guardian this new year season. No matter where you are and what you need, Guardian has a store that can provide you with all the essentials you need to be a healthy beauty with a glow.

GUARDIAN MALAYSIA Celebrates Its 51st Anniversary with Huge Savings Campaign

Let’s head out to any Guardian outlets and enjoy lots and lots of discounts plus savings of 51% on a range of more than 1,000 items!!!!

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CEO of Guardian Health and Beauty Sdn Bhd (Guardian Malaysia), Mr. Soren Lauridsen, said:

“Our 51st anniversary campaign has been designed to complement our year-long Knockdown Prices campaign launched in February, so that customers can enjoy greater savings during the month.

The core feature of the anniversary campaign is to offer customers a range of 1,000 items under a “mix & match” purchase, whereby they would enjoy a 51% discount on the price of the second item.

What better way to reward our customers than to help them to save and contain rising costs of living? We believe our customers across the country, including those who prefer to make purchases online, would be delighted by the wide product range and huge discount.”

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In addition, there would also be in-store Beauty Fair throughout the month, where RM30 voucher would be given out with any purchase of cosmetics and fragrance worth RM120 and above, in a single receipt.

To spice up the visits to Guardian stores during the anniversary period, Guardian has lined up Instore surprises, where the first customer to spend RM51 and above in selected designated stores throughout the country, will receive a mystery gift!

There will be at least one winner each day, with a total of 51 gifts awaiting lucky shoppers. Winners will be announced every Thursday on Guardian FB.

On top of these, Guardian Malaysia would be giving away a smart band health tracker worth RM99 for purchases of health care products above RM250, at selected Guardian stores.

Commenting further on the campaign and offers, Soren said:

“Guardian has been a leading brand in Malaysia for the past 51 years. We have a reputation of offering a wide range of exclusive and high quality products at very affordable prices. Campaigns such as these enable Guardian to re-focus on the brand’s DNA, which is, to always offer customers the best in terms of price, quality and service.”

For more information and details of the campaign and on-going promotions, please visit www.guardian.com.my