Build from every mistake I have ever made

           Natugee in Rome

This morning, I had a surreal moment when I saw this photo.

Flashback, I was at the same place six years ago during summer, and back then I didn’t enjoy Rome so much. But now looking at this photo, I feel immense gratitude for everything that happened in my life. We have Natugee users in Malaysia, UK, Dubai and now in Rome.

God is indeed great. For the longest time, I never thought I would do anything special. I have my family, a small group of friends and life was comfortable. The last six years was a roller coaster ride for me. I experienced one of the most challenging periods of my life.

I still remember the pain and the feeling of desperation. It was not until that time had passed, and reflecting on it now, I realized how I had grown. Back then I never see the connections between them.

We often fail to consider that our hardship and pain experience may be the direct cause or result of another action or adventure. So for the first time in a very long while, I wanted to do more for myself and be a better version of me.

But how? How would I make an impact? I started to occupy my time with learning and seeking knowledge. And with the experience that I had, it guided me to come out of the shadows.

I realized everything that has happened and will happen is all part of Allah’s plans to ready us for something. Just like how He readied me for founded Natugee.

Yesterday I had a chance to interview one of my client whom I have never spoken before and when I introduced myself I was assuming that she didn’t know who I was.

I asked her if she had any words of appreciation for Natugee and didn’t expect much.

But her reply just made my heart swells with happiness. She was thanking me wholeheartedly and feeling so grateful for a transformation that she had with her skin.

I was stunned, to hear and to know that I have made an impact in someone’s life. The feeling is just indescribable.

So peeps, if you’ve always doubted yourself and ever thought that you are no one, that you cannot inspire change, then I am urging you to have faith that Allah is readying you for something big.

P/s: Thank you Fathinah Faizal for thinking of me and for sending me this beautiful picture.

Build from every mistake I have ever made.


How long can you stay in the sun if using higher SPF?



There are two categories of UV light — UVA and UVB — that we consider concerning sunscreen. UVB causes sunburn, and UVA has more long-term damaging effects on the skin, like premature aging.

SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, is a measure of how well a sunscreen will protect skin from UVB rays, the kind of radiation that causes sunburn, damages skin, and can contribute to skin cancer.

I highly recommend you to use sunscreen with “broad-spectrum” (which means it covers both UVA and UVB rays) with at least SPF 30. Why so?

Let me give you an example: SPF 15 only screens out about 93% of UVB light, while an SPF 30 filters out 97%. Those with higher SPF don’t offer significantly greater protection and benefit. For example, SPF 50 blocks 98% of UVB light (just a difference of 1% more).

Sunscreens should be applied 30 minutes before sun exposure to allow the ingredients to bind to the skin thoroughly. Please know that any sunscreen will be effective only if it’s reapplied at least every two hourly.

Kulit anda kering atau dehydrated?

Ramai yang keliru di antara jenis kulit kering (dry skin) dan kulit yang kering disebabkan dehidrasi (dehydrated skin).

Antara perbezaan utama adalah:

  • Kulit kering adalah kerana kekurangan minyak ataupun lipid.
  • Kulit dehydrated pula adalah disebabkan kekurangan air di stratum corneum (lapisan paling atas kulit).

Jenis kulit kering adalah bersifat genetik dan kekal. Walau bagaimanapun anda boleh memperbaiki tekstur kulit kering ini. Pertama, jenis kulit kering boleh improve dengan menggunakan produk penjagaan muka yang mengandungi bahan seperti botanical oil.

Elakkan pencuci muka yang berbuih dan mengandungi bahan seperti SLS kerana ianya akan mengeringkan minyak natural yang berada di permukaan muka. Ubat-ubatan yang merawat masalah jerawat juga boleh menurunkan pengeluaran minyak di muka dan menyebabkan kulit menjadi kering.

Natugee menggunakan pencuci muka yang gentle dan hasilnya kulit muka akan menjadi lembut dan lembap. Ini adalah kerana bahan-bahan natural seperti raspberry oil yang tinggi dengan anti oksidan, minyak bunga matahari (sunflower) dan juga minyak castor.

Masalah kulit dehydrated ini juga boleh berlaku kepada jenis kulit berminyak dan juga kombinasi. Selalunya masalah ini berlaku kerana skin barrier sudah menjadi rosak, perubahan cuaca, stress dan juga kerana masalah kurang tidur.

Ciri-ciri kulit kering dan dehydrated.

Contoh ciri-ciri kulit kering adalah seperti masalah tekstur yang:

  • kasar,
  • bersisik
  • kering

Ciri-ciri kulit yang dehydrated pula:

  • nampak kusam
  • rasa tegang dan kasar
  • sensitif
  • fine lines yang ketara
  • kesan penuaan seperti kulit kendur (sagging) dan kedutan.

Punca kulit menjadi dehydrated.

Antara punca berlakunya dehydrated skin adalah:

Cahaya matahari.

  • UVA adalah faktor utama yang boleh menjejaskan kulit, meningkatkan proses penuaan, menyebabkan kulit dehidrasi, meningkatkan radikal bebas di dalam sel dan merosakkan tekstur kulit.

Mandi air panas.

Faktor umur.

  • Semakin tinggi umur, semakin sukar untuk mengekalkan tahap kelembapan kulit yang tinggi. Apabila umur meningkat, cell turnover akan menjadi lebih perlahan dan perubahan struktur di dalam kulit juga akan menyebabkan lebih banyak dehidrasi.

Dehydrated skin akan menyebabkan tekstur kulit menjadi kasar dan lebih jelas.

Penghawa dingin.

  • Persekitaran yang kering akan menarik kelembapan daripada mana-mana sumber yang boleh ditarik. Ini termasuklah daripada kulit anda.
  • Udara yang kering ini boleh menarik air keluar daripada epidermis secara osmosis. Proses osmosis ini adalah proses di mana air secara semula jadi bergerak dari tempat kandungan air yang lebih tinggi ke kandungan air yang lebih rendah.
  • Dari segi kulit, air akan keluar daripada kulit dan pergi ke persekitaran. Proses inilah menjadikan kulit lebih kering.
  • Gunakan humidifier supaya udara tidak menjadi terlalu kering.
  • Penjagaan kulit yang salah.
  • Cuba elakkan scrub yang kasar apabila membersihkan muka.

Apa yang perlu anda lakukan?

Apakah yang perlu anda lakukan apabila anda mengalami masalah kulit yang dehydrated?

  • Penting untuk minum air yang banyak.
  • Kulit adalah organ terbesar jadi sangat penting untuk menggunakan bahan-bahan berkualiti untuk mengekalkankan kelembapan. Gunakan moisturizer dan serum yang menggunakan bahan kandungan yang bagus yang dapat mengekalkan air di dalam kulit.
  • Mengekalkan gaya hidup yang sihat di samping rutin penjagaan muka yang betul akan membantu kulit muka anda menjadi lebih berseri dan cantik.
  • Selain itu makan makanan yang kaya dengan omega 3 asid lemak. Kajian menunjukkan nutrien yang didapati di dalam flaxseed, kekacang dan ikan boleh mengurangkan keradangan dan membantu menguatkan sel-sel membrane serta meningkatkan keupayaan sel untuk menyimpan air.
  • Cuba kurangkan pengambilan kafein dan alcohol. Setiap pengambilan kafein dan alcohol akan menyebabkan badan kekurangan jumlah air yang sama.

Natugee memberi solusi high performance untuk masalah kulit yang kering dan dehydrated. Anti-Aging Power Moisturizer diperbuat daripada natural oils dan bahan-bahan high performance yang lain yang dapat:


  • membantu melembapkan dan membetulkan semula skin barrier
  • mengurangkan kehilangan air ke persekitaran (transepidermal water loss- TEWL)
  • membantu meningkatkan collagen production.

Untuk melihat list of ingredients yang penuh boleh ke


Rena Rifaee


A Pledge to myself.

I promise myself,

To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.

To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet.

To give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.

To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me.

— Christian D. Larson

~ Posted on my Facebook, 27 June 2013.

Keep on spreading love and positive vibe and have a fantastic weekend ahead!


RRThe Secret

Happy New Year 2018!

Sometimes it feels like there are so many things in this world that we can’t control. Earthquakes, floods, reality shows.

But it’s important to remember the things that we can- like forgiveness, second chances, fresh starts.

Because the one thing that changes the world from a lonely place to a beautiful place is love.
Love, in any of its forms, love gives us hope.

Quotes are taken from New Year’s Eve.

Happy New Year 2018 from me!
Remember, you are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.