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My 300 Peso ($6) Haul From BeautyMNL

19 Mar

Hello readers! I’ve been MIA these past few weeks but now I’m back with a haul. I’m a reviewer on BeautyMNL and earned some credits. I bought 5 products using the reward. I think I managed to get the most out of it. The technique here is to watch out for announcements about free shipping so you’ll be able to add more items on your cart.

Here are the five products that I got:


ZENUTRIENTS Balancing Tea Tree Soap

Description: Cleanses, purifies, and balances skin with acne-busting tea tree oil; leaves skin feeling refreshed and invigorated; made with the best blend of natural ingredients with no artificial additives

I’m about to run out of my current cleanser. I need new ones to try. Zenutrients has been in the market for quite some time now and is well-known local brand. I read all reviews about their tea tree soap. I know what to expect. As a realist, I have to look at the good and bad sides. I’ll find out if it’ll work for me after a month. It’s 100 grams for 88 pesos


LUX White Impress Body Wash

Description: Exquisitely created by Master Perfumer Nicole Mancini; features the sheer, sparkly notes of peach, apple, and bergamot; features a unique triple-action system containing natural mulberry extract and honey; enriched with minerals and antioxidants; leaves skin soft, smooth and more radiant

I’m going to give this to my sister. She’s into body wash. It’s a part of her de-stressing routine. I prefer the bestseller variant but it was sold out. White Impress is next to it based on the 4-star rating on the site. It’s 220ml for 120 pesos.


JERGENS Mild Soap

Description: Softly cleanses with a rich lather that wonโ€™t strip away essential moisture; all-natural formula is safe for sensitive pelts; refreshes and rejuvenates with a light fragrance for a silky, supple feel

My current cleanser for contact dermatitis was prescribed by my dermatologist. I read its ingredients list and honestly I dont think it has enough cleansing properties. But it doesn’t break me out which is surprising. It’s quite pricey though and I needed an alternative. Jergens Mild Soap has similar ingredients. It’s 135 grams for 36 pesos only. The price can’t be beaten.


CARONIA Green Tea Hand Sanitizer

Description: Purifies skin by killing 99.9% of germs; nourishes and moisturizes the hands; leaves behind a hydrated feeling.

I wash my hands like crazy! Minimum of 10 times daily. Yes, I know I’m “OC”. It’s uncomfortable for me if I can’t wash my hands when I’m out of the house. I want a little sanitizer or alcohol that I can carry in my bag. I got Caronia’s 50ml hand sanitizer for 35 pesos only. I chose Green Tea because well… I like green tea. There are other variants like Lavender, Eucalyptus and Watermelon.


SWAN Royalex Round Latex Sponge in Pink

Description: Flat shape and rounded edge allows for seamless makeup application even in hard-to-reach spots; travel-friendly size.

I had 23 pesos left in my credits. Sinagad ko na. I found this 20-peso sponge. I’ve always had white ones. Actually I bought it because of the colors. It’s available in purple, green, orange, blue, pink, light pink and Red. I chose pink because it’s the cutest in my opinion. I think you can use it for liquid, baking and powder foundation.

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First impression: Liquid Neutrogena Pure Mild Facial Cleanser

20 Dec

Taking a break from doing full reviews. This is a first impression on Neutrogena’s product. I forgot to bring my cleanser when I visited my sister. She’s using this twice daily. I still think my cleanser is quite expensive if I get a new one. It’s just for one day so I used this instead. I kept praying that it shouldn’t cause breakouts.๐Ÿ˜

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Description:
Liquid Neutrogenaยฎ is pure and gentle cleansing for clean, clear, healthy-looking skin. This glycerin-rich facial cleanser contains no harsh detergents. It removes excess oil and then rinses clean–without leaving any pore-clogging residue. Get clean, clear, healthy-looking skin with Liquid Neutrogenaยฎ.

Ingredients:
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Pros:
-Affordable (Php143)
-Decent amount of product (100ml)
-Fragrance Free
-Lathers well
-Easy to rinse
-Non-drying
-Completely removed oils on my skin without drying it out / no tight feeling
-Didnt cause breakouts, answered prayers

Cons:
-Not enough “cleansing” ingredients in my opinion

Will I use this continuously in the future? Probably not since it doesn’t have the cleansing ingredients I’m looking for. But if you might like this product if your skin is not extra oily and sensitive. This can be used up to 2 months and for its price, I think it’s a good deal. ๐Ÿ™‚

Wish List: Products for Oily & Acne-Prone Skin

12 Dec

Hi readers! I’m feeling festive since September! I’ve listed products that I’m very interested to try out. I’ll probably get them real soon. I’m in a “haul ban” because I bought a lot of stuff these past few months. I’m most interested in these products. I still have a long list. I just dont want to have a long post.

Most products mentioned below are specifically for oily and acne prone skin. I categorized them according to their use; cleanser, moisturizer, mask, spot treatment and sunscreen. The prices are included too in case you’re interested. ๐Ÿ™‚

CLEANSERS

THE BODY SHOP Tea Tree Cool & Creamy Wash – P395
I saw this in their store last Christmas season when I got the tea tree facial washย and toner. I searched for reviews on it. Bloggers say that it really does not dry out their skin / no tight feeling.
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SNOE Shoo-zit! Wash Away Those Zits Deep Cleansing Acne Wash – P349
I want to try this for SO long. It has few ingredients but some of them are antibacterial for acne like honey, salicylic acid, mulberry and Purefix. There are other cleansers that have few ingredients too but are useless and do not even clean the skin.
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ย MOISTURIZERS

LUSH Enzymion – approx. P1,200
I watched Lush hauls and their SAs recommended Enzymion for Youtubers who have oily skin. From the reviews, this cream mattifies the skin. It has cocoa butter, avocado oil and evening primrose oil. Hmmmm, I’m not sure about that. We’ll see if ever a generous SA will give me a sample.
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LUSH Full of Grace serum bar – ยฃ8.25 (approx. P586.46)
A serum in a solid form? This is such an innovative idea in my opinion. It has 2 butters which aren’t really for oily skin but I still want to try it. Why? because it has calamine powder. Calamine powder is the main ingredient in my holy grail cleanser. Maybe I should get this when I’m older.. older meaning less oily skin. ๐Ÿ˜‰ This is not available in the Philippines. I’ll order from the U.K. website if ever since they have cheaper price compared to our neighbor countries.
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LUSH Vanishing Cream – approx. P1,500
They claim that this is their lightest moisturizer. Most youtubers who have oily skin love it. They said it sinks in quickly. It has witch hazel and rose water to calm the skin. But it has butter and oils just like Enzymion, Full of Grace and other Lush moisturizers. I hope I’ll get a sample one day before I can finally decide to get a full size pot.
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BURT’S BEES Acne Solutions Daily Moisturizing Lotion – P1,450
I was randomly browsing an online shop and saw this. It has salicylic acid, willow bark extract and witch hazel. Those 3 ingredients are tempting me. There are also other ingredients that I’m not familiar with so I’m still skeptical to get a full size bottle. Why are the stores in the Philippines rarely give out samples? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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MASK

MARIO BADESCU Drying Mask – P1,145
I was looking for other face masks with calamine since I can’t get my hands on Lush’s Catastrophe Cosmetic fresh face mask. This one has few ingredients and it has what I’m looking for! It’s only 50g though.
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SPOT TREATMENT

SNOE Shoo-zit! Dip & Dry Acne Drying Lotion – P449
This is like your Etude House and Mario Badescu spot treatment. The only difference is its affordability. You’ll get the same 20ml.ย Dip a cotton bud and gently apply it on the spots.
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SUNSCREEN

VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Face Cover 30 – P815
My skin is so thin especially on the face. I get dark spots easily even if I dont touch blemishes. I have never used a sunscreen in my life aside from makeup’s spf. I know it’s bad. I’m skeptical to use one. My skin is not used to creams and ย it can only handle up to spf 30. Based on the reviews, this VMV product doesn’t feel heavy on the skin.

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Review + Tips: LUSH Fresh Farmacy Cleanser

19 Sep

Happy weekend readers! I hope you’re up for another skincare review. This is an updated version. I really loved this cleanser 4 years ago. My skin got used to it so I took a break. Such a long break. ๐Ÿ˜… My skin was going through a crazy period again. I decided to give it another try. Let’s find out if it still works on my skin. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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What is it:
Farmaceutical assistance for sensitive and troubled skin. Soothing calamine cleanser. Feel like you have the worldโ€™s most sensitive skin? Allow us to prescribe you a bar of Fresh Farmacy, our calamine-based cleansing bar. It contains chamomile extract to calm, rose and lavender to soothe dry patches and tea tree to clear up any blemishes.

Ingredients
Calamine Powder, Water, Chamomile Decoction, Elderflower Decoction, Rapeseed Oil, Glycerine, Coconut Oil, Sorbitol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Stearate, Fragrance, Lavender Oil, Chamomile Blue Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Rose Absolute, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Limonene, Linalool
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Review: LUSH Coalface Cleanser

29 Aug

This is an overdue review. I thought I already made one before. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ฑ ย I should’ve posted this years ago. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Dont worry, I can still remember my experience using this soap.๐Ÿ˜ŠโœŒ๐Ÿป๏ธ Unfortunately Im not good at remembering prices. I’ll just include the price range below.

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What is it:
Coal Face is ideal for those of you who loving washing your faces with a good, old-fashioned bar of soap. Except, thereโ€™s nothing antiquated about this preservative-free facial cleanser. Inspired by the complexion bar in โ€˜Annie Hallโ€™, we created Coal Face for combination to oily faces. Powdered charcoal absorbs excess sebum and acts as a mild exfoliator, while rosewood and sandalwood oils reduce redness and clear up blemishes. Use Coal Face daily for clear, balanced skin.
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My LUSH Cosmetics Wish List

21 Aug

I was browsing Lush’s website for a few days so I went to their store last tuesday. I thought I should make a wish list for this brand. I hope you’ll enjoy this and comment your opinion especially those who have already tried these goodies. ๐Ÿ™‚

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1. Cosmetic Warrior
It has lots of anti acne ingredients and no irritants. My mission when I went to their store was to buy this mask. Unfortunately Lush in our country doesnt have a lab/factory to make their fresh masks. ๐Ÿ’” I ended up buying my first love, Fresh Farmacy. It makes me a little sad that I live here. Now I want to work abroad. ๐Ÿ˜‚ UK, EU, US, Canada, Japan, Singapore and Korea carry this mask. I’ll probably ask my aunt & brother to get this for me when they return from KR, SG & Japan this year and next year. It doesnt have any preservatives so it expires quickly. Aunt and bro, please buy this on the day before your flight to make sure it’s fresh. ๐Ÿ˜ญโœŒ๐Ÿป๏ธ
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2. Mask of Magnaminty
They recommended this to me instead. I heard lots of positive feedbacks on this one too. I’m not familiar with its ingredients. I’ll get the 120-gram tub first to test if it will irritate my skin.
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3. Eau Roma Water
I know there are lots of rose water toners out there. But this one from lush has few ingredients. I used to think toners are just for removing excess dirt. And later found out toners also prep the skin for moisture. Can be used as toner or mist.
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4. Herbalism
Welp, this is one of the few cleansers in the market with few ingredients. It’s specifically for oily and blemish prone skin. It doesnt dry out the skin according to reviewers. That’s a plus for me because my cleansers are usually drying.
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5. Tea Tree Water
This product focuses on tea tree. It can also be used as a toner or mist through out the day. It’s really affordable too. What’s holding me back in buying this is its greasy feel according to some reviewers. I have to take a look on its sample bottle when I return to their store and see if it’s really greasy.
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There you have it. What’s on your wishlist? Share them below. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve mentioned that I ended up buying Fresh Farmacy which is my first love. I already reviewed it few years ago. I think that was in 2011. I’ll do an updated review on it soon! ๐Ÿ˜‰