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Lets Celebrate 70 Years of Healthy Skin with Cetaphil

It’s Cetaphil’s 70th anniversary and to celebrate this momentous occasion, they are giving away 70 Cetaphil hampers to 70 happy Malaysians worth a whopping RM270 each!

Cetaphil was invented in 1947 by a pioneering pharmacist in Texas. Its first product, the “Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion”, now known as Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser still uses the very same formula! Over the years, Cetaphil has expanded their products to Malaysians including Cleansers & Moisturisers for the entire family (Cetaphil) and for children under 2-year-old (Cetaphil Baby), Sun Protection (Cetaphil Daylong) and also a specialized skincare range for eczema-prone skin (Cetaphil Restoraderm).

As you have already know, Cetaphil is one of the most loved products in my family. I love the Cetaphil’s simple philosophy of achieving healthier skin with just two steps: Cleanse and Moisturise.

Our everyday starts and ends with cleansing using the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, followed by the Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. They’re great for both face and body, hypoallergenic and dermatologist recommended. Personally, even Liam’s paediatrician recommended Cetaphil to us.

I am happy to collaborate with Cetaphil to gift these hampers to a few of Malaysian readers and all you have to do is to:

Tell me your skin story and how can Cetaphil help in my comment section.

Each hamper contains the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, Cetaphil Moist Lotion and other products too. The most engaging and authentic stories will win a Cetaphil hamper with all the products you need before the year 2017 wraps up! Remember to leave an active email address so I could get in touch with you.

Thank you Cetaphil for making everybody’s skins healthier, softer and gorgeous since 1947. To find out more about Cetaphil, click to Fb.com/cetaphilmalaysia

All the best in winning the awesome Cetaphil hamper and happy 70th birthday again Cetaphil!

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The choice is Cetaphil for us.

I am so happy to be writing about this because it’s a very familiar brand in my household. When Liam was born, we knew straightaway what kind of cleanser we were going to get for his daily baths – Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser.

# – Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser.

This is because even before Liam, I was already using the Gentle Skin Cleanser and I absolutely LOVE it! Its soap-free formulation is cleansing, calming and very comforting to the skin.  Since it’s fragrance-free, it doesn’t clog pores and is suitable for all skin types…even very sensitive skin such as a baby’s. Even Liam’s paediatrician recommended it!

# – Liam’s favourite too. He loves the pump bottle design and always insist on helping me dispense the cleanser during his showers.

True to its name, the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is that gentle that it can be used on the face and it’s my go-to cleanser after make-up removal. All you need is a little pump for the face and a couple more for the body.

# – A little bit goes a long way.

I also absolutely adore its Moisturizing Cream! Definitely one of the most effectively moisturising creams I’ve ever used. I’m a stay-at-home mum so my hands are always in contact with water and Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream definitely helps keep my hands soft and supple. Just apply a little dollop to the hands after washing and drying…voila, luxurious, supple palms and fingers.

# – Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream.

Don’t forget the elbows and legs, of course. I love how quickly it absorbs onto the skin, leaving my skin supple, smooth but not greasy. With extra-strength emollients and humectants, the Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream binds water to the skin and prevents moisture loss.

# – Byebye scaly, dry pins.

It contains sweet almond oil so it has this very pleasant Amaretto-ish smell despite being fragrance-free. Unsurprisingly, it’s suitable for all skin types so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Last but not least, I highly recommend Cetaphil’s UVA/UVB Defense – a very high sun protection lotion with SPF 50+/UVA 28. You can use it on both face and body but I use it mainly on my face. At my age, I can’t afford to get sun spots so this is my must-have product. Best of all, it’s fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. I put a layer of the Cetaphil’s UVA/UVB Defense on my face after my regular cleansing and moisturising steps.

# – I love how light it feels on the skin and that it doesn’t leave a chalky residue on the skin after application.

I am pleased that Cetaphil not only completes my skincare routine but it’s also suitable for my entire family. Whether it’s Liam’s delicate young skin, my husband’s manly hide or my 33 going on 16 (ahem) face, Cetaphil works for all of us.

Here’s to healthier and lovelier skin with Cetaphil.

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One year. 

My dearest Apollo and Artemis, 

One year has passed since you both left me. It’s interesting how I perceive the memory of what happened to us. Remembering, at times feel really foreign, as though it’s just one of the dozens of sad stories of strangers I read on the Internet everyday. There’s a fleeting sadness but I feel hardly any attachment. 

But sometimes, sometimes I feel like everything happened only yesterday. It feels so fresh and raw. My chest would tighten and tears would start flowing freely. This often happen in the middle of the night while I am in bed, when it’s dark, quiet and all I could hear are my own thoughts and your dad’s breathing. 

Well-meaning people tell me that I am still young and that I can give birth again. True, but telling me that does not comfort me. Not in the least. What it sounds to me when they say that is, you both didn’t matter. 

But you both mattered, so much and you still matter to me. Despite your untimely departure, you have made me a better person. I take care of myself better now, and because of that I am a better mummy to your brother, a better wife to your dad (at least I think so). I may still be reduced to a blubbering mess sometimes but it comes with the territory. 

My loves, before this, I used to believe that when people die, they just become extinguished. Finished. That there’s no heaven or hell, no afterlife. The only things left were just memories when somebody dies. However, guess what, I couldn’t reconcile my belief with your deaths, especially when we never even got to make any memory together. What was I to do? 

In desperation, your mummy went to see, wait for it…..a tarot card reader! Hoping to make contact with you guys and all that. Well, of course it was a colossal waste of money but it gave me a taste of comfort I had not tasted for a while since you both left. That encounter made me realise that I needed something in my life, nope, not cake……spirituality! Long story short, say hello to your new crystal-admiring-sage-burning-mummy-formerly-known-as-the-nihilist. I also have an app called Angel Energy Cards on my phone that I may be using a bit too much.

My dearest babies, what a year you had given me. Because of you, I’ve experienced turmoil like nothing I could ever have imagined. Also because of you, I have experienced true joy. The kind of joy that expands my heart and fills me with a sense of contentment, just from something as simple as seeing your brother conquering his fear of coming down a slide. Or seeing your dad walk through the door, sweaty and panting after a night run. 

Thank you for teaching me how to tell the difference between stupid, frivolous things and the important ones. You both have given me the greatest present of all, the gift of clarity.

Thank you my babies. I love you forever and always. 

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