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Nobu, Kuala Lumpur

Heavenly Skyline Dining

“Heaven on earth, sex on a plate”- these were the exact words Oscar award winning actress, Kate Winslet used to describe her dining experience at Nobu America. With such a magnificent worldwide collection of restaurants, you will be pleased to know that Nobu is now in Kuala Lumpur to recreate that experience for you.

If you have always wanted to experience world-class Japanese dining infused with South American flavours whilst soaking in the dramatic 360 degree views of the KL city skyline, Nobu KL is the perfect place for you. Located on the 56th floor of Petronas Tower 3, Nobu KL is one of the world famous Nobu franchises, co-owned by American actor Robert De Niro.

As you enter into Nobu KL, invigorate your senses as you are greeted by an open kitchen, Sushi bar and a dining room leading to the Nobu Lounge & Bar. Décor is trendy with touches of wood furnishing to match its soft lighting and soothing ambiance. Executive Chef Philip Leong, who has been with Nobu Bekerly Street since 20015, will surprise your taste buds with his unique creations, combining exotic American (mainly Peruvian) flavours and his own native blends. If you are feeling adventurous, try the “Omakase,” a multi-course menu specially crafted by the chef himself for your liking.

Nobu KL’s menu is an adventurous yet accessible exploration of contemporary new style Japanese cuisine. Take your palate on a journey of culinary adventures with Nobu’s signature Cod Miso (meticulously sliced black cod with sweet miso), Yellowtail Jalapeno (soy-lacquered yellowtail with jalapeno) and Toro Tartar with Caviar (a savoury fatty chunk of tuna belly, topped with caviar).

Nobu KL also features a luxurious bar, offering high-end Sake and masterfully crafted Martinis. These elements, combined with the beautiful expanse of Kuala Lumpur, make Nobu KL the perfect venue to host special events in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

Olivia Natural Beauty, Kuala Lumpur

Upset with that additional wrinkle on your face? Feeling totally distressed by the increasing number of pimples or pockmarks that threatens to destroy your beautiful complexion? Feeling uncomfortable with rough skin? If your answer is ‘yes’ to one of these questions, then Olivia Natural Beauty has the perfect solution for you!

Olivia Natural Beauty is a dedicated conscientious company, working in harmony with human resources and organic natural products. They are extremely committed to using environmentally friendly solutions to provide the best quality natural skincare products to her customers. All natural skin care products are made primarily from pure and natural ingredients.

Olivia Natural Beauty’s founder, Miss Olivia, was an accounting manager for 8 years before she founded Olivia Natural Beauty. In a highly stressful job, she had skin problems such as acne. However, after a vacation, she soon realised that her biggest burden could also turn into her greatest opportunity. Her love story with the skincare products she firmly believes and promoted started on a vacation to Bali, where she met Dr. Damien Bernard-Laufer and Maureen A Treacy. The duo introduced her the Natural & Organic products which using the ingredients that are grown organically and flourish in the Ultra-Nutrient rich volcanic soils. Once Olivia started using the products, her skin cleared up, showing much improvement. She soon fell in love with the natural ingredients and continued using the Organic & Natural products. Miss Olivia believes that Organic & Natural ingredients are the best ingredients for skin. She never looked back and resigned from her job. With her passion, she started Olivia Natural Beauty with her sister Peggy to share the goodness of these natural products with her customers full time.

The natural ingredients used in manufacturing these Naturaise products hail from Bali, The Island of the Gods. Bali is the ideal place for Olivia, Dr Damien and team to develop innovative and exceptional quality product lines due to the rich tropical nature she offers. Natural extracts used include: Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Cocoa Butter, Hibiscus Extracts and Green Tea. Naturaise products, Dr Damien’s brainchild, are modern formulas based on raw materials that nature puts into our hands. The range of products offered include: skin care, face care and hair care products, as well as hygiene and well-being products.

Naturaise products sold by Olivia have many health benefits. Their Aloe Vera Face Cleansing Foam eliminates skin impurities and makeup, and leaves your skin clean without leaving a greasy sensation. It also reduces inflammation and accelerates skin healing. Their Aloe Vera Calming Tonic helps to gently remove the last traces of cleanser while refreshing your skin. It also helps to alleviate redness and tighten the pores of the skin. Olivia’s Refresh Serum comprises these key ingredients: sweet orange to replenish, lemon to revive, grapefruit for skin detoxification, almond to rejuvenate, and grape seed to act as an antioxidant. With such a wide array of products that are so beneficial to health, why not give these products a shot?

Garden of Eden, Malaysia

Top Skincare Brand of Malaysia

There is no question that natural and organic methods make sense when it comes to choosing the food you eat and put in your body. The same can be said for products that you put on your body – that is, skincare. Think about all of the products you may use on a daily basis that may come in contact with your skin. Clothes, moisturizers, cleansers, fragrances, deodorant, and the list goes on. Remember, it’s not just what you eat that matters, but also what you put on your skin. Natural skin care is one of the best choices you can make for your health.

Benefits of Natural Ingredients

Many of us can use up to 10 skincare products each day – that could be 10 products full of toxic chemicals. Your skin is the largest organ on your body, and not only does it absorb lots of nutrients, it can also take in a number of toxins each day. Since your skin acts as your body’s barrier, it’s important to be aware of what you are using on it. Using organic skincare products will help your skin and body steer clear of these toxins, and brings many other perks as well. Many traditional skincare products contain harmful chemicals including parabens, which can cause reproductive issues and are linked to increased cancer risks. Studies also show that the more products you use, the higher toxic concentrations can get into your body.

Garden of Eden is a skincare range that traces back to the beginning of the world’s creation – when mankind relied on Mother Nature’s goodness for the solution to great skin using all natural ingredients. Garden of Eden’s philosophy is to be “the trusted specialist in effective natural remedies for health conscious consumers”, by combining the power of natural herbs, plant extracts and oils to create a formula that will penetrate quickly and deeply into the skin for naturally radiant and beautiful skin – minus the chemicals.

5 Tips for Healthy Skin

  1. Protect yourself from the sun.

One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun – too much sun exposure can lead to wrinkles, age spots, and other skin problems.

  1. Don’t smoke.

Smoking makes your skin older and contributes to wrinkles. It narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outer layers of your skin, decreasing blood flow. This can deplete the skin of oxygen and nutrients that are important to skin health.

 

  1. Treat your skin gently.

Daily cleansing can take a toll on your skin. Using natural treatments such as Garden of Eden’s skincare range of specially formulated serums are naturally rich in natural antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamins that are designed to give your skin a triple action effect – protection to slow down signs of aging, restoration of youthfulness and radiance, and hydration for softer and smoother skin.

 

  1. Eat a healthy diet.

Maintaining a healthy diet can help you look and feel your best – research suggests that a diet rich in vitamin C and low in unhealthy fats and processed carbohydrates may promote younger looking skin.

 

  1. Manage stress.

Stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. Take steps to manage your stress and set reasonable limits for yourself.

 

We believe that a great company should stand behind a natural product, and believe in what it can do – that products can help you maintain a clean body and healthy lifestyle. Garden of Eden’s products are free from preservatives, animal products, artificial fragrance, coloring, and alcohol and other chemicals. They are also free from animal testing and cruelty!

 

It’s time to try something better for your skin and your health. Return back to natural botanicals to answer your skin care needs rather than use today’s chemical-laden skincare products that do more damage than good. We think using products like Garden of Eden’s 100% natural skincare range can help you attain great skin. So, tell us how you would go natural with your skincare in the comments below!

Mayura Apothecary, Malaysia

The road to radiant skin and healthy living can potentially be littered with potholes. This is a story of two individuals’ quest for this Holy Grail, how they found it together, and the way they are bringing it to people around them.

Henri Lai worked in a pharmacy where his role was to dispense steroid creams and similar goods to patients suffering from skin problems. It was not long before he noticed that a certain well-known range of products started to bring about growing levels of discomfort to a large group of users. Henri investigated the cause and was repulsed to discover that an increasing amount of chemicals were being formulated into the products, unknown to the consumer. His words were:

“It is rather disturbing for a market, so large and mature, to not accommodate for people with dreadful skin conditions aside from using steroid creams and chemical-enriched moisturisers.”

Compelled by a desire to provide alternative solutions for the afflicted, Henri founded Mayura Apothecary. The name reflects a combination of Eastern rustic herbal heritage and Western herbal lore. It began as a herbal education initiative to impart authentic medical knowledge to the masses. Like a deep well of life, Mayura Apothecary has since grown into a source of lifestyle solutions that affirm therapeutic skincare, healthy cooking, safe and gentle detergents, and effective remedies. Henri was not alone in this endeavour as he was soon joined by co-founder Yoking Lai in early 2014.

Yoking is no stranger to health woes. Before joining Mayura Apothecary, she was an accomplished 14-year HR professional overseeing regional business in numerous countries for a multinational corporation in the fashion industry. In 2009, the prolonged intensity of her work caused her to develop an autoimmune disorder which plagued her with allergies.

This distressing period in her life prompted her to question if she truly found personal connection and meaning in her hectic HR work. She sought her answer in the reflective region of Ladakh in India where she immersed in meditation and went on a charity tour. Her conclusion was:

“Life at its best is just being simple and natural.”

 

She resigned from her HR role at the end of 2013 and joined Henri in Mayura Apothecary where she has since been significantly expanding their range of solutions from natural skincare to perfumery, cosmetics, and healthy baking. Holding herself to a higher principle of meaningful work and constant improvement, she has enrolled into a diploma course majoring in holistic skincare products and aromatherapy.

Co-run by Yoking and Henri, Mayura Apothecary embraces a grounded educational approach in aiding people who seek the same aspiration of healthier living: ethical, effective, natural, and simple.

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