Taking care of our skin is not as easy as one, two, three. We need to look for skin care products that will give us positive results for a long period of time. I don't have flawless skin and my skin tend's to act up every time I change my skin care routine. I have sensitive skin which is 80% hormonal and I already tried almost all commercial brands from the cheapest up to high-end ones. The worst state of my skin was during college years and after giving birth. Would you believe me if I tell you that I once go to facial salons every week for cleaning? Yes, if my memory serves me right that was twelve years ago. During that time, my only hope to temporarily stop my breakouts was through facial cleaning and pricking- Ouch! I know :( Even if my parents told me to stop because nothing good really happened to my skin, I still persisted and to tell you honestly I've wasted my time, money and effort because after a year, nothing really had changed.
Fast forward, my skin literally stopped from breaking out after college graduation. I don't know what happened but it just stopped like that. I'm so happy that I don't have to think about it again and again until I become so depressed with my pimples, whiteheads and blackheads. What I remember was I use the same skin care products day and night and observe proper hygiene meaning no popping of pimples and I avoided touching my face every now and then. But another sad story happened to my skin when I became pregnant, zits started to appear all over my face again, this time I'm really sure that it was hormonal and I cannot treat it with commercial brands because I'm conceiving. This time I resorted to natural and organic soaps to address my skin care problems and voila! Until now, natural and organic products became my skin's bestest friend.
Don't think that I have clear skin now, yes it's 80% clear from major breakouts but there are times that even if I use the products that made my skin better, chances are I still suffer from cystic acne, blackheads and whiteheads because of my hormones. Lets also add another factor, my age. I'm on my early 30's now so anti-aging products tops my list when it comes to skin care. So after reading forums and had a little bit of research, I considered taking skin care supplements that will help restore my skin's radiance and give my pale white skin some glow that it needs even without makeup. If you'll ask me why I resorted to taking skin care supplements, then my answer is that I believe in taking care of our body/skin inside and out. Are you excited to know more what I'm taking right now? Click CONTINUE READING to find out!
|COSMO Skin GSE/COSMO gsE|
Skin Regeneration System enriched with Procyanidins, Grape Seed Extract, Vitamin C and Vitamin E, this capsules restores skin's natural radiance by enhancing production of collagen level and promoting skin regeneration.
As I've said on my previous posts, I'm not new to Cosmo Skin. I've tried their soap before and this supplement. I took this on and off that's why I'm not sure of the maximum effects that it gave my skin. When I received the Cosmo Skin loot bag from The Beauty Event that happened months ago, I was very giddy to try this supplement again. I'm very happy that they included a bottle of their GSE or Grape seed extract that's good for 30 days. So to those of you who don't know yet what GSE means, here's a little info that I got from Medical News Today:
Grape seed extract is an industrial derivative of grape seeds, extremely rich in antioxidants and oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs).
The extract has a wide range of therapeutic properties in healing wounds and treating conditions such as high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, macular degeneration, poor circulation, nerve damage, as well as preventing cancer.
Although many of these health claims are still not completely backed up by "high quality" studies, strong evidence is beginning to emerge on grape seed extract's extensive health benefits.
Grape seed extract is available as a dietary supplement in either a liquid form, tablets or capsules. Supplements generally contain between 50 to 100 mg of the extract.
Other potential benefits associated with grape seed extract:
Protecting the teeth, Protecting against pathogens, Treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Improving vision, Alzheimer's disease, Treating diabetic retinopathy, Relieving symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency, Anti-aging properties
Side Effects and Precautions, common side effects include:
Headache, Sore throat, Dizziness, Itchy scalp, Stomach ache, Nausea
|COSMO Skin GSE/COSMO gsE|
size: 30 capsules/bottle good for 1 month use
price: 900 php (Around $21.00+)
place bought: Free
Available at all Watsons Pharmacy nationwide
instruction for use: Take 1 capsule daily or as advised by your healthcare professional.
ingredients: PER CAPSULE- Grape Sees Extract 500mg, Vitamin E 12mg/IU, Ascorbic Acid 100mg
I take one capsule every night before bedtime because this is the best time to drink supplements when our body is resting. I already consumed the whole bottle and now I can say my thoughts about the product. I also take Vitamin E and Folic Acid but this is for my body's preparation if ever I get pregnant again next year.
|COSMO Skin GSE/COSMO gsE 30 capsules/bottle good for 1 month use|
- The product comes in a container bottle, boxed and well-sealed.
- The capsule is easy to swallow.
- There's no funky odor/scent coming from the pill so those with sensitive nose that cannot tolerate taking soft gel capsules of GSE, this one's for you.
- Doesn't give me stomach ache, nausea, dizziness or allergic reactions.
- Aside from 500mg of GSE, it also contains a fair amount of Vitamin C and E.
- I noticed that my wounds heal faster.
- It made my pale skin brighter and glowing.
- There's a batch, manufacturing and expiry date printed on the bottle.
- Easily accessible.
- Comes in convenient 5+2 promo pack. This is considered as sample pack good for 1 week. So for those who want to give this product a try, sample packs are available.
What I don't like:
- I experienced headache for three days while taking this supplement.
- Made my scalp itchy but tolerable. I noticed this every time I take any brand of grape seed extract.
Will I purchase? Yes, it's in the realm of possibility.
I give this a 4.25/5 recommendation. Since I've taken more than three brands of grape seed extract before, I can compare the quality and quantity that each brand gives (will also make a review of those brands soon). I recommend this brand to those whose also taking Cosmo Skin Glutathione because they came from the same brand and it's produced to compliment both. If you're a drink glutathione for aesthetic purposes and your acidic, this supplement is the best replacement for vitamin c. I'm not a professional and I just based this recommendation from the forums that I've read. But if you want to take this supplement on its own, then take it at night when the skin regenerates during sleep. You can see your skin glowing after two to three weeks of religiously taking this supplement everyday or every night.
Do you take skin care supplements? Thank you for sharing your experience!