Aurora Italia Embellished with Swarovski Zirconia

The upcoming Aurora Collection with Zirconia from Swarovski will be launched in January 2020. It will feature craftsmanship and special finishing techniques that elevate it into the ranks of international premium jewelry.

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The origin and authenticity of every individual Swarovski Zirconia is guaranteed by a laser engraving on the Zirconia. Founded in 2017, Aurora Italia designs and specializes in fine jewelry made from high-quality materials at affordable prices. The brand which first started with gold charms is now set to expand into other precious jewelry items in 2020. Aurora Italia is confident that its latest jewelry collection with Swarovski Zirconia sparkling as a diamond will be in high demand.

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Aurora Italia Jewelry is currently sold in Malaysia through five retail concept stores in Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu. Two additional retail concept stores are planned for Malaysia in 2020 and the company foresees expansion into the international market especially in Shopee Thailand, Tokopedia Indonesia, Weibo China, TMMall China and etc.

This collaboration will enable Aurora Italia‘s customers who are also fans of the Swarovski brand to add more charms and jewelries to their collection boxes and in the same time global followers of Swarovski will have another quality option to buy from Aurora Italia.

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Swarovski creates a more sparkling world and delivers a diverse portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, the company designs, manufactures and sells the world’s highest quality crystal, genuine gemstones, Swarovski Created Diamonds and zirconia, finished products such as jewelry and accessories as well as interior design and lighting solutions. The Swarovski Crystal Business is run by the fifth generation of family members and has a global reach with approximately 3,000 stores in around 170 countries more than 29,0000 employees and revenue of about 2. billion euros in 2018.

Together with its sister companies in Swarovski Optik (optical devices) and Tyrolit (abrasives), Swarovski Crystal Business forms the Swarovski Group. In 2018, the Group generated revenue of about 3.5 billion euros and employed more than 34.500 people.

in 2019, Swarovski UK Limited received a Royal Warrant as manufacturer and supplier of crystals to HRH Queen Elizabeth II. A responsible relationship with people and the palnet has always been an integral part of Swarovski’s heritage and is embedded today in the company’s well-established sustainability agenda. In addition, the global Swarovski Waterschool education program has reached 500,000 children on the world’s gretest rivers. The Swarovski Foundation was set up in 2013 to honor the philanthropic spirit of company founder Daniel Swarovski and works to support culture and creativity, promoe human empowerment and conserve natural resources to achieve positive social impact.

 

Nourish Your Hair With DOVE 1 Minute Advanced Conditioners

As one of the world’s leading personal care brands, DOVE has stepped up to launch its first advanced solutions customised range of hair conditioners featuring THREE new conditioners that cater to different hair types with unique levels of damage.

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The 1 Advanced Minute range consists of:

  1. Dove 1 Minute Foam Conditioner
  2. Dove 1 Minute Milk Gel Conditioner
  3. Dove 1 Minute Serum Conditioner

Based on a research done by Edelman Berland, most women want to feel empowered to wear their hair any way they want and 4 out of 5 women say their hair is part of their identity. However, about 90% of hair care products available are still designed and formulated for the same idealized idea of beautiful hair.

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Speaking at the launch of Dove 1 Minute Advanced Conditioners, Dove Senior Brand Manager, Chloe Meng, said

“We believe that providing a range of products that would cater to the needs of their different hair types will help women feel confident in themselves when it comes to their hairstyle and texture. We understand that in today’s era, the average woman leads a very fast-paced and hectic lifestyle thus it pushes us as a brand to continuously develop products that are innovative and effective in this time and age.”

Each of the hair conditioners have been formulated with a unique technology that caters to women that have fine and thin hair, to oily and severely damaged hair. These conditioners effectively transform and repair the hair making it beautifully soft, non-oily, and volumising in just under a minute.

The Dove 1 Minute Foam Conditioner has been designed with tiny bubbles of moisture which is a weightless repair that is best suited for thin and fine hair. The technology behind it makes the 1 Minute Foam Conditioner lighter than most conditioners available in the market.

The Dove 1 Minute Milk Gel Conditioner is targeted for women with oily and damaged hair as it’s micro-conditioning complex ensures that the hair is not weighed down, oily or sticky.

The Dove 1 Minute Serum Conditioner also provides the most concentrated level of micro-conditioning complex and moisturisation for women with thick hair who happen to have strands that are extremely coarse or have undergone extreme heat or coloring damage.

Enjoy the Little Things that Make a Big Difference and Pamper Yourself at the #Dove1Minute Care - [L-R] Chloe Meng, Dove Senior Brand Manager, Natalie Goh, Hair Care Marketing Manager, John Goh, Dove R&D Deploy Man

“These products are formulated with keratin repair actives, micro-conditioning complex and serum capsules that have the ability to make one’s hair silky while being deeply treated. We believe that hair conditioners should not be a ‘one-product-fits-all’ as different hair types require different care.“ said John Goh of R&D Deploy Manager Home & Personal Care for Dove Malaysia.

Dove 1 Minute Foam Conditioner is formulated with the lightest level of Micro-Conditioning Complex and is a soft and gentle pillow of airy nourishment that instantly melts into the hair. The airy zero-weight nourishment foam contains small bubbles of moisture and is much lighter than a conventional conditioner which is best suited for fine and thin hair.

Dove 1 Minute Milk Gel Conditioner is formulated with Micro-Conditioning Complex and uses a plant-based moisturizing agent, replacing some of the heavier waxy ingredients found in regular conditioners. Its silky texture absorbs into the hair quickly.

The product leaves a fine coating of the micro-conditioning complex on the hair, so as not to weigh hair down nor make it oily or sticky making it ideal for oily and damaged hair.

Dove 1 Minute Serum Conditioner is infused with the transformative power of serum capsules, rebuilds broken bonds in the hair’s internal structure with every use and smoothens away visible signs of damage.

This formula has the most concentrated level of micro-conditioning complex and moisturisation to give the ultimate nourishment & smoothness severely dry and damaged hair needs.

The new range of Dove 1 Minute Advanced Conditioners is now available at all Guardian and Watsons outlets with retails price:

  • The Dove 1 Minute Foam Conditioner- RM21.20
  • The Dove 1 Minute Milk Gel Conditioner- RM18.75
  • The Dove 1 Minute Serum Conditioner -RM16.30.

 

Apex Biocare Introduces First Edible Whitening Sunblock

NuFinity White is soon to be a synonym to the health and beauty market segment with its innovation of being Malaysia’s first edible whitening sun protection.

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NuFinity White is created and produced by Apex Biocare, which aims to be a global leader in nutritional food and health supplements market segment and to contribute in raising the quality of life for those who enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle and healthy diet.

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Apex Biocare vision is to continuously become the frontline of innovation for nutritional food and health supplements with a variety of carefully researched products to meet the need of the consumers today. We want to be known for our contribution in raising the quality of life of those that enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle and healthy diet,’’ said Kirstecn Lim, General Manager, Apex Biocare Malaysia Sdn Bhd in her welcoming address.

NuFinity White is made of three main ingredients:

  1. colourless carotenoids (tomato extract) that gives protection from UVA and UVB rays induced-tanning
  2. marine collagen
  3. colourless carotenoids (melon extract) that promotes superoxides dismutase (SOD) level.

The production of NuFinity White comes with three main benefits:

  1. Whitening effect, which is mainly due to the core ingredient from the tomato extract, known to reduce the synthesis of melanin, resulting in fair and brighter skin tone
  2. Firming effect coming from the marine collagen where collagen is a protein present in the body and provides the matrix to sustain the body and skin texture. Marine collagen provides further integrity, firmness, and elasticity to maximise body collagen level to keep the skin supple
  3. Antioxidative effect from the melon extract (colourless carotenoids), the first orally effective Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), an enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of aggressive free radicals produces by oxygen metabolism.

The result of consuming NuFinity White can be visible as fast as within 14 days and this is due to the direct melanin formation inhibition, thus making NuFinity White stand out from any other product available in the market.

Kirstecn added,

“With the launch of NuFinity White, we are certainly confident that Apex Biocare will continuously strike in providing the best product. Soon, we will introduce another two more quality and affordable product in collaboration with the manufacturers in South Korea.”

Apex Biocare will also be releasing other series of NuFinity product range including a collaboration product of probiotics made 100% in South Korea and a high-quality liver supplement, which provides protection over alcohol-related liver damage, drunkenness and hangover.

It is the vision of Apex Biocare to have NuFinity as a household brand, synonymous with high quality and affordable products for local and international. The company is expanding in the South East Asia region, including Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, as well as in the great China market.

Also present at the launch of NuFinity White were Dr. Chua Lee Suan, the Associate Professor from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia who shared on the pros and cons on dietary supplement. While Larissa Ping Liew, Miss World Malaysia 2018 shared her personal experience in consuming NuFinity White that has given her a confident radiant skin. Recognizing the confidence of a young and ambitious success, CAO The Label, a Malaysian-based womenswear label for chic and cosmopolitan ladies, came forward to dress the Miss World Malaysia in support of her appearance at the launch.

NuFinity White is available in a box of 30 sachets and is best-consumed one sachet daily. It is best to consume in the morning before meal or at night before bedtime. NuFinity White will be made available at affordable price in leading pharmacy stores nationwide soon.

For more information, visit http://www.nufinity.com.my or Facebook

 

KOTEX #SHECAN Empowers 4 Malaysia Women To Pursue Their Passions

4 amazing young women were selected from over 240 submissions, following a rigorous judging process.

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Women across the world are breaking down barriers every day and sometimes, all it takes is a little financial assistance to give these women the nudge they need to embark on their journey to become the best they can be.

That is exactly what the first 4 recipients of the Kotex® #SHECAN FUND needed to pursue their passion and make a difference in the lives of others. They are now one step closer to achieving their goals after their entries were selected from more than 240 submissions from across the country.

“While women in Malaysia are generally not as disadvantaged as their counterparts in other parts of the world, there are still many who have been unable to take the next step towards achieving their dreams. The Kotex #SHECAN FUND was set up to do just that, to support and motivate these women, to ensure they have the same opportunities,” said Frenissa Lagman, Marketing Manager for Kimberly-Clark.

Kotex® is proud to partner these four amazing Malaysian women who have shown a strong, unyielding sense of courage, determination, passion and grit that embodies the spirit of the Kotex #SHECAN movement that Period or Not, She Can.”

Apart from eliminating period worries, the Kotex® #SHECAN movement has been driving societal change globally to help young women challenge outdated perceptions and misconceptions around period myths and worries by defying gender stereotypes to emerge as champions and to stand as equals in pursuing their ambitions, and to inspire other young women that they, too, can achieve whatever they set their hearts on.

In Malaysia, Kotex® kicked off the #SHECAN FUND in October last year with an annual commitment of RM100,000 to inspire more young women and girls to make strides in areas where women are currently underrepresented, from arts to education, to entrepreneurship and beyond.

The first four recipients the Kotex® #SHECAN FUND who will be awarded between RM7,000 and RM25,000, hail from varied backgrounds with equally varied pursuits. Their submissions detailed their ambition to engage the community and inspire other young women to overcome society’s expectations of them.

They are:

  1. artist, Nawwar Shukriah Ali
  2. aspiring dancer, Aina Amirah
  3. leprosy researcher, Atiqah Abd Rahim;
  4. social volunteer, Nur Adzratull Iffah.

Nawwar Shurkriah Ali, 34, has always turned to her art which encompasses drawings, installations and photography as a form of expression. It has helped her articulate her childhood struggles to show that there is hope and that the good will always prevail. She appreciates the significance of being a female artist and is grateful to Kotex® for funding her first solo art exhibition which will provide a visual insight to mental health issues.

“A person living with mental health problems often has difficulty to hope and find something meaningful to focus on, but I believe art is a positive tool to try to bridge that gap,” she explained.

For 23-year-old Aina Amirah, her faith makes her passion for contemporary dance that much stronger. As a recipient of the fund, this hijab-wearing young woman is now on her way to honing her skills to become a professional contemporary dancer.

“We should not be discriminated against based on our faith or forms of dressing. I am most happy when I’m dancing and I want to share the beauty of contemporary dance and inspire young people who may not have the confidence or the opportunities to follow their dreams and show them that the world truly is their stage.”

According to Atiqah Abd Rahim, 25, her eyes were opened to the struggles and stigma associated with Hansen’s disease, that continue to devastate those who are and have been afflicted with the disease. Following a research piece on Hansen’s disease (more commonly known as leprosy) in Sarawak, specifically in a resettlement village of Kampung Sinar Baru at Kota Padawan, Atiqah realized that age-old prejudices have led to people afflicted with the disease facing significant hardship even though Hansen’s disease is treatable.

“Thanks to Kotex®, I am able to use the funds to publish a book on my findings to highlight the struggles of former sufferers to show there is life after being cured and they too can have joy in their hearts,” she said.

Armed with a burning desire to help others in need, Nur Adzratull Iffah is willing to be put out of her way to do so.

“If you have enough compassion to see where and when help is needed, you are already way ahead of many people,” said the 20-year-old social volunteer.

She will use the funds from Kotex® to become a teaching assistant at a special needs school in Jakarta via an AIESEC Malaysia volunteer programme. Nur Adzratull is thrilled she will be able to pursue her goal to give back to the community and she hopes to inspire others to do the same.

Lagman added,

“We are confident that women are built for incredible things and these four individuals are just the start. We hope to inspire many more women across Malaysia. The Kotex® #SHECAN FUND is the perfect opportunity for women to share your passion with our panel of judges to bring that passion alive.”

Women who have faced challenges in realising their life-changing ambitions can continue to submit their entries for the Kotex ® #SHECAN FUND.

For more details, log on to: SheCanFund.com.

PANTENE Inspires Woman via “Braids of Strength” Campaign

In the third phase of the #WANITABESI campaign, Pantene encourages women to stay STRONG, stay BEAUTIFUL and stay in SPORTS

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In Malaysia, female participation in sports is also much lower than male participation. Data from the National Sports Council of Malaysia (NSC) revealed that in 2018, Malaysia only had a total of 1,844 female athletes as compared to 2,483 male athletes who participated in sports.

Realizing the need to help women to unleash their strength to stay in sports, Pantene proudly presents Braids of Strength.

Braids of Strength is the third and latest instalment of the #WANITABESI campaign which aims to champion inner strength and confidence in women to achieve their goals. This campaign aims to give voice to women in embracing their passion and inspiring them to stay in sports accompanied by the perfect hair braid, which helps them to feel confident and comfortable while playing sports. This campaign was announced in conjunction with the globally celebrated International Women’s Day.

Keeping an active lifestyle is vital to the success of the next generation of Malaysian women and based on the data from the NSC, Pantene decided to dive further into the issue. Pantene embarked on this campaign to better understand the relationship between women and sports in the country.

Here are the results from the poll:

● 52% of respondents believe that sports make women less feminine. This indicates that personal image is a huge barrier for women staying in sports.
● However, 80% of respondents believe that girls who play sports grow up to be stronger and more confident women.
● Over 86% of respondents felt that women deserve an equal chance to become a professional athlete.
● In fact, 83% of respondents believe that women can be the ones to bring home Malaysia’s first gold medal at the Olympics.

Through the research, Pantene also discovered that women often feel like they could not continue to participate in sports because they feel uncomfortable with how they look after each strenuous activity. Their hair will be messy and sweaty; making them feel very conscious of how others will perceive them. Pantene aims for every woman to be strong and beautiful; and to look good with the perfect hair as they play sports. It is as true about hair as it is in life: strong hair can handle anything.

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Anggia Pulungan, Haircare Commercial Director of P&G Malaysia said,

“At Pantene, we are rooted in the belief that strong is beautiful. For a woman, her hair is both a personal and a public matter; it is a big part of her confidence. Through Braids of Strength, Pantene wants to encourage more women to embrace the #WANITABESI spirit, pursue any sport of their choice to boost their inner strength and eliminate their worry of self-image. By showcasing the perfect way to braid their hair, women get the confidence boost they need to look good. Using the right shampoo and conditioner will also help to solve the problem of bad odour, frizz and hair fall based on scientific data.”

The team of researchers and scientists at Pantene have developed a uniquely engineered braiding technique to keep hair both strong and beautiful. The unique style for braiding increases hair strength and reduces friction by immobilizing the hair strands which prevents it from rubbing off on the clothes. It also prevents tangling and creates interlacing points to provide blockage from sweats to be further distributed down the tip. Women no longer have to worry about self-image and they can continue to engage in any sporting activity, for as long and as much as they wish as they can now have the perfect hair from using Pantene’s superior range of shampoo and conditioner coupled with the perfect hair braid.

“As a sportswoman, I have had my share in facing harsh negativity and criticisms. Sportsmanship is tougher when you are a woman, and it is an added pressure to prove your worth and that you belong in this industry. I am immensely proud to be the campaign ambassador for Pantene’s Braids of Strength and share my experience in overcoming issues of societal expectation of women in sports. I am excited to help girls and women everywhere to overcome all their personal and professional barriers to Stay Strong, Stay Beautiful and Stay in Sports. It is time to show everyone the strength we are made off!” says Farah Ann Abdul Hadi, campaign ambassador and national artistic gymnast.

National sports shooter, Suryani Taibi who was featured as part of the Braids of Strength campaign video added,

“Embracing our womanhood through sports is at times, challenging but ultimately rewarding. I had my fair share of this experience when I was competing in the 2012 Olympics. At that time, I was 8 months pregnant. I powered through the training and still represented my country. It was a tough choice as I made my way into motherhood while participating in a prestigious sporting event, but I believe, as with women everywhere, you are stronger than you think. It is an honor to be a part of this campaign along with strong, aspiring women of #WANITABESI so we can show both men and women that it is possible for women to achieve great things in sports.”

In conjunction with the Braids of Strength campaign and to encourage women to take up and stay in sports; customers who purchase Pantene products in TESCO, GIANT, AEON and AEON Big will receive a golden ribbon.

The golden ribbon can then be presented to any Celebrity Fitness/Fitness First outlets in Malaysia where customers can redeem a free 14-day pass to the gym. The promotion is valid until 31 March 2019.

For more information and updates, log on to:

Moist Diane Series For Asian Women’s Hair

Due to Malaysia’s climate that is hot and humid all year round, Moist Diane, a Japan’s leading silicone-free hair care brand has combined the wonders of nature and the power of science to launch its new Perfect Beauty series, a renewal pf their signature Argan Oil Series.ogp - Copy

 

Since the launched of the range in September last year in Japan, a million bottles were sold out in just 10 days!

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These renewal Argan Oil series comprises of 6 shampoos and 6 treatment products that are enriched with Organic Moroccan Argan Oil and customised beauty Keratin to address different hair concerns of Asian women.

“We are pleased to have one of Japan’s most sellable brand in hair care available at Watsons. At Watson’s, we constantly pay attention to the needs of our customers and on of the top concerns of our customers are getting the right hair treatment. With a vast number of brands available to address hair care needs, it is important that our customers can differentiate which hair care brand would meet their specific needs.

Moist Diane’s new Perfect Beauty range addresses the needs and requirements of Asian hair, where our environment tends to cause the build-up of sebum on our scalp, causing oily, dull, limp or less-than-beautiful hair.

With the innovative formulation from Moist Diane which is not chemically harmful to the hair, our customers will be able to choose from a vast range 6 shampoos and 6 treatment products that suits their hair care needs. It is no doubt that when your hair looks good, it personifies inner confidence and we standby with Watson’s motto of “Look Good, Feel Great.”

-Caryn Loh, Managing Director of Watsons Malaysia.

Other than being silicone-free, the newly formulated series is colour-safe and sulphate-free (except Fresh variant). In addition, all the products are enriched with the goodness of ECOCERT certified Organic Moroccan Argan Oil and customised with beauty Keratin in an elegant and pretty pump packaging designed with the brand’s trademark diamond shaped pattern that resembles a luxurious fragrance bottle.

“We are grateful to be able to launch Moist Diane in Watsons. As we all know, Watsons is rated as Asia’s No.1 Health and Beauty retailer, we have trusted and valued Watsons suport for the brand. When we first launched Moist Diane Argan Oil Shampoo series back in 2015, our dsitribution in Watsons started at just 180 stores. 

As of today, we have expanded to more than 450 Watsons stores nationwide. I am excited to announce the new series of Moist Diane-the Perfect Beauty Range, the renewal of the signature Moroccan Argan Oil series.”

-Dexter Lee, President of Mandom Malaysia

The event was launched by Dexter Lee, Shinichi Takata, Senior Executive Director of Mandom, Tiger (Mr. Keigo Hishiya), Managing Director of Naturelab, Claire Shih, Overseas Marketing and Sales Director of Naturelab, Danny Hoh, Customer Director of Watsons Malaysia and Thoren Tan, Trading Director of Watsons Malaysia with members of media and the blogger community. A Moist Diane product information sharing session was also held as part of the event where Mr. Tiger gave his insights on Moist Diane products to the attendees.

The customised beauty Keratin in each shampoo and treatment products works in tandem with the Organic Moroccan Argan Oil to render healthy and beautiful hair for every Asian lady.

  • Moist Diane Perfect Beauty Extra Smooth & Straight Shampoo and Treatment
    -Cuticle Keratin infuses moisture back into dry and coarse hair, tames frizzy hair and smoothes damaged hair cuticles
  • Moist Diane Perfect Beauty Extra Damage Repair Shampoo and Treatment
    -Amino Keratin provides deep intensive repair to gaps and holes on the hair surface
  • Moist Diane Perfect Beauty Extra Moist & Shine Shampoo and Treatment
    -Platinum Keratin helps restore moisture and creates more surface area to reflect light and form a natural “angel ring” glow around the crown
  • Moist Diane Perfect Beauty Extra Volume & Scalp Shampoo and Treatment
    -Volumizing Keratin adds body to flat, limp hair and soothes sensitive scalp
  • Moist Diane Perfect Beauty Extra Fresh Shampoo and Treatment
    -Feather Kertin leaves hair hydrated, light and airy
  • Moist Diane Perfect Beauty Extra Vital Shampoo and Treatment
    –Vitalizing Keratin nourishes scalp and restores hair strength and vitality

To ensure that all the ingredients used are of the best quality and give glowing results tousers of the Moist Diane Perfect Beauty series, numerous round of stringent tests such as Hair Damage Test, Hair Smoothness Test, Hair Lustre Test, Hair Manageabiliy Test, User Satisfaction Test and Hair Strength & Elasticity Test were conducted prior to its launch.

Moist Diane is exclusive available at selected Watsons stores nationwide.