According to the Malaysian Health Ministry in October 2021, about 49,000 people in Malaysia were estimated to be newly diagnosed with cancer in 2020, with this figure expected to rise to more than 66,000 new cases annually by 2030.
“As we all focus on chemotherapy, radiation, operations and the medical side of things, it’s also important to focus on the things that make you feel good to help maintain a positive mindset.”
When our Editor-in-Chief, Kassandra Kassim, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in February 2020, she took charge of her everyday routine with the help of a cancer care kit consisting of health and beauty products. Here is her selection; hopefully it will support you or anyone you know that may be going through cancer treatment right now.
Putting together a cancer care kit with products that make you feel good is a positive exercise in itself. The products presented here are the ones that Kassandra chose. They are personal preferences and not a recommendation based on scientific research. Do check in with your doctor or dermatologist to find the ones that suit your health and condition.
Celebrate your strength with this cancer care kit or make your own.
Keeping your health in check
GNC Herbal Plus® Turmeric Black Pepper
For relieving pain or swelling, you can count on these capsules formulated with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Thanks to the anticancer properties, it helps to suppress inflammation and inhibit growth of cancer cells. That’s not all! At the same time, it works to support fat digestion and healthy cholesterol control too.
Better Body Co Provitalize
If you are going through menopause, had a few sleepless nights or not been eating well, let this supplement to help you through. Charged with natural herbs such as turmeric, moringa leaf extract, and sunflower lecithin, amongst others, with only two capsules a day, it works as an energy booster while helping you to achieve healthier gut and better weight management.
Say hello to healthier, glowing skin
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum
Suitable for combination, dry and oily skin, enjoy the uplifting citrus scent and silky texture upon massaging your skin. Say hello to brighter, firmer and younger skin almost overnight. It delivers all-day hydration too!
Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Face Primer
An illuminating makeup primer that is formulated with banana powder-inspired pigments to bring radiance to your entire complexion. Apply it on its own or with foundation, you’ll achieve a dewy, healthy-looking glow all day long.
Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Cream
Powered by vitamin C and collagen, this cream is good for treating dark circles and uneven skin tone. All you have to do next is to keep up the skincare routine.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit®
End your makeup steps with a lightweight, refined formula highlighter in metallic, warm-bronze hues like this one. From face to body, eyes and lips, you’ll be glowing brighter than the blings on your hands for sure!
Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW® Gel
There are plenty of rules out there on finding the most flattering brow shape for you, but a waterproof mascara is always a plus. This eyebrow gel is an easy route to achieve fuller-looking, more defined brows for longer wear.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
If you’re into Zendaya’s no make-up make-up look, this concealer is the perfect touch to complement your look effortlessly. You’re welcome!
NARS Blush – Orgasm
Opt for the peachy pink with subtle golden shimmer shade as it naturally flatters so many skin tones. The texture is lightweight and easy to apply––just what you need for day and night.
Fenty Beauty Pr Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer
Whether you’re hiding eye bags and blemishes or hangovers, this creamy, light-as-air concealer offers full coverage. The sweat resistant formula works wonders for people who are always on the go!
Hanging On To Your Hair
Shiseido Professional Adenovital Shampoo Thinning Hair
In general, the Sublimic Adenovital range is good for those who are concerned about thinning and/or hair loss. For the shampoo, gently cleanse your hair, especially the ones with thinning hair.
Shiseido Professional Adenovital Treatment Thinning Hair
With a few applications of this treatment, liquid helps to repair damages for hair with resilience and volume from the core. At the same time, it controls the waviness of your hair, too.
Shiseido Professional Adenovital Scalp Treatment
It hydrates the scalp while restoring bounce and the vitality of the hair. Add to the fact, it gives your hair more volume too.
Shiseido Professional Adenovital Scalp Power-Shot
Having a good hair day, everyday just gets easier with this additional power shot. A truly comfortable-to-use water-light essence that absorbs quickly and offers a slight, minty-cool sensation during each application.
Shiseido Professional Adenovital Volume Serum
Creates healthy scalp conditions while giving hair strength and resilience at the roots for a boost in volume. Can be massaged into the scalp either morning or evening.
All lashed up
Eylure C-Lash Volume
Eylure was founded by Codilila Gapare, a Cancer survivor. The C-lash collection is curated as a lash replacement that can be worn all day. It easily sticks to the eyelid and remains in place all day. Besides Volume, Naturals and Lengthening are available to suit your preference as well.