acne solutions

Product Review: Banish Starter Kit

Friday, April 28, 2017

     I've suffered from adult acne when I was in college. I went to the dermatologist and beauty clinics to seek help but the medications and procedures gave temporary solutions. Fast forward today, I only get pimples every time of the month. I guess it's because I'm taking birth control pills and that prevents my face from breaking out. But I still have small acne scars, blemishes, big pores, and other imperfections that was brought by my adult acne years ago.

     I know it's disappointing and frustrating to have an acne. It's a battle that adolescents and even adults face once in their life. It lowers self-esteem that's why finding the right solution to combat them is a must. I don't have perfect skin- I still get pimples every now and then plus there are still blemishes on my face. Months ago, I received an email from Banish and the word "natural skin care line" stirred the interest in me because I'm an avid fan or natural and organic products since time immemorial. Let me present to you BANISH- a product line that gets to the root of problems, not just to cover them up temporarily. Use fresh natural ingredients, sourced from the West Coast of United States and aims to focus on the internal rather than external healing. Full review details of the Banish Starter Kit after the jump!

Product Review: Banish Starter Kit

Feature: Celeteque DermoScience Acne Solutions

Friday, October 14, 2016

     Pimples can plague even the freshest of faces. While these pimples and blemishes can cause unsightly redness and bumps, it can also affect your confidence. To stave off pimples and consequently boost confidence, Céleteque DERMOSCIENCE has come up with its ACNE SOLUTIONS line that specifically targets pimples.

     This is a line of highly specialized Dermatologist-created products that aim to clear up acne and control oily skin. With regular use, studies have shown a substantial improvement of 80% clearer skin in as early as one week. Have you tried one or two products from the line? I made a review of their acne spot corrector gel HERE years ago and actually it's the first pimple treatment that made into my skin care essential list.
Feature: Celeteque DermoScience Acne Solutions

Feature: AcneCare Soap

Monday, May 09, 2016

     Hello dearies! I would like to share this feature of AcneCare Soap. If you're one of those asking and wondering what type of soap is suited for pimple and acne prone skin, I think here's the answer that you've been waiting for. AcneCare Soap is one of the addition to AcneCare's anti-acne products that was released last year. 

     To be honest, the soaps that was sent to me by Vida Nutriscience are still with me, in my stash and unopened. Since I really don't experience breakouts for the last three years, methinks that I won't be needing these for now. But for those who are problematic with their skin due to breakouts, here's one of the soaps that you might want to try. This soap is also available at Since I have not tried it yet, I will not give a more in-depth review and recommendation. I will share important information about AcneCare Soap- what it's for, ingredients, price and where to buy, okay? So now let's start :)

Feature: AcneCare Soap
AcneCare - Anti Acne Soap
  • Revive your skin with an original formula which won't dry skin while gently cleansing away excess oil and allowing your skin to recover.
  • With Bio -Sulfur 
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Ace-B3
  • BFAD/ FDA Approved FR# 76392
Feature: AcneCare Soap
size: 135 g

price: 149 php (Around $3.15)

place bought: Free
Available in Mercury Drugstores, Watsons and SouthStar drugstore
Also available at

instructions for use: Use daily for face and body. Leave it for 2-3 minutes before rinsing. For external use only.

ingredients: Triethanolamine, Stearate and/or Triethanolamine Laurate and/or Triethanolamine Myristate, Sodium Stearate and/or Sodium Laurate and/or Sodium Myristate, Aqua, Sorbitol and/or Glycerin, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil (and) Water (and) Ethyl Alcohol (and) Hydrogenated Castor Oil (and) Tocopheryl Acetate, Sulfur (and) PEG-30 Castor Oil, Niacinamide, Ascorbic Acid, Aloe Vera Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cocodiethanolamide, Tetra Sodium Etidronate, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, CI 19140

Feature: AcneCare Soap
Feature: AcneCare Soap
Have you tried AcneCare Soap? Kindly share your experiences on the comments sections below :)

For more information about AcneCare, visit their website:
Like them on Facebook: AcneCare Clinically Proven Against Acne & Pimples
Follow them on Twitter: @AcneCareBeauty

For orders , you may also buy this at Cheska's Online Store
mobile numbers: 0915-3463000, 0922-5458124 and 0928-3997789
Like them on Facebook: Cheska's Store
Follow them on Instagram: @cheskasstore

Good Times!~

Product Review: AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion

Thursday, April 28, 2016

     Looks like there's another pimple and zit buster in town. Vida Nutriscience Inc., the makers of AcneCare Capsule and AcneCare Soap made their own version of Mario Badescu Drying Lotion but for a fraction of the cost. Last year, (yes, this is a long overdue post) Vida Nutriscience Inc. sent me the newest addition to their anti-acne skin care product line to try. I received boxes of AcneCare soap which I will just give a short shout out in this post as I haven't use a bar until now.

     This post will mainly focus on AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion which I presume that is receiving positive reviews from other bloggers who have tried it. I've been using this product once a month, pre-menstrual or post-menstrual period where one or two cystic pimples appear either on my chin or cheeks. By the way, I found out that this product is available at if it's always out of stock in other stores. So without further ado, here is my honest to goodness review of AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion.

Product Review: AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion
     AcneCare Drying Lotion is a fast acting, effective acne spot solution for all skin types. Here are the key ingredients:
  • Zinc Oxide- It helps clear up acneic skin due to sun's UV rays, pollution, harsh weather, dry air, bacteria, viruses, chemicals in personal care products, poor diet, stress, and lack of exercise can all damage skin on a daily basis.
  • Titanium Dioxide- An active ingredient that is used as a coloring agent, whitener, thickening agent, and sunscreen.
Product Review: AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion

size: 55 ml / 1.86 fl. oz

price: 299 php (Around $6.30+)

place bought: Free
Available in Mercury Drugstores, Watsons, and Southstar Drugstores nationwide. Also available in LCC Essentials, Bicol
You can also buy online here:
Also available at

instructions for use: Dip a cotton swab into the pink sediment. Dab on affected area after cleansing of face and let it dry overnight. Wash off in the morning.

ingredients: Water, Alcohol, Zinc Oxide, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Poly Sorbate 801Sulfur, Salicylic Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana Leaf Extract, Cinnamomum Gamphora Bark Oil, Phenoxyethanol/Ethylhexylglycerin, CI 77491, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol, Sulfonate, Buteth-3, Tributyl Citrate, Capryloyl Glycine/SarcosineJCinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Decylene Glycol

Product Review: AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion

Product Review: AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion
Use a cotton bud to get the pink sediment. 

Product Review: AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion
L- small pimple, it's already on the 'hinog' stage.
R- how it looks like after application of AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion.

What I like:
  • The price is very affordable if I'll do the math because I only need a little amount to cover my zit/s.
  • A little amount goes a long way.
  • There's a minty and cooling sensation once the product is applied on my angry, reddish, and painful zit.
  • Doesn't burn or peel the site where I applied it.
  • Dries quickly upon application.
  • It can dry up a small pimple overnight.
  • There's a minty and cooling sensation that I felt upon application. It's soothing and can calm redness.
  • No further irritation, breakouts, or whatsoever.
  • Batch, manufacturing, expiration date printed on the bottle.
  • Easily accessible.

What I don't like:
  • The packaging is flimsy.
  • I wish it's in a more decent bottle packaging.
  • Always OOS. (out of stock)
  • There's a herbalish scent that my nose can't tolerate.

Will I repurchase? Yes, but not for now as I still have a back-up bottle in my stash.

     I give this a 4.75/5 rating. This is easy to apply just get a cotton bud and dip inside the bottle to get the pink sediment and apply it to your pimple/s. I highly recommend this product because it really works. For small pimples, it will take overnight but for those with a moderate case, it takes two to three days in my experience before the pimple/s shrink in size and totally dry itself.

     Even though the recommended dose of application is once a day, I apply it twice especially if a pimple is big and painful. What you need to do if you're just staying at home is apply this after a bath and after washing your face at night before bedtime.

Have you tried AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion before? If yes, share your experience below :)

For more information about AcneCare, visit their website:
Like them on Facebook: AcneCare Clinically Proven Against Acne & Pimples
Follow them on Twitter: @AcneCareBeauty

For orders, you may also find this product at Cheska's Online Store
mobile numbers: 0915-3463000, 0922-5458124 and 0928-3997789
Like them on Facebook: Cheska's Store
Follow them on Instagram: @cheskasstore

Good Times!~

DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by Vida Nutriscience for a review. The thoughts expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. What works for me may not work for you or vice versa. 

Avène Cleanance EXPERT Acne Solution Launch

Monday, November 16, 2015

     Hi dearies! How's everyone doing lately? Christmas is just around the corner but honestly speaking I can't feel the cold breeze yet. It's still very hot and humid in the afternoon, right? I'm excited when ber months arrive because cold weather for me means less oiliness and pimples. Do you feel the same? I don't want to blame the weather but in my experience, excessive sweating on my scalp and forehead leads to a pimple of two at the end of the day. That's how sensitive my skin is.

     Did you know that Acne affects 80 percent of teenagers and 40 percent of adults worldwide. While this chronic inflammatory disease is treatable, making effective treatment to solve the condition is essential not only to smoothen the skin but also boost a person’s confidence. This is why when you have a pimple you want to hide it, conceal it, and when it dries, you want the dark marks and blemishes disappear because it can lower self-esteem. I was very privileged to be invited to the launch of Avene Cleanance EXPERT Acne Solution last October at the ground floor of SM Department Store, Makati City. More details about the product line below.
Avène Cleanance EXPERT Acne Solution Launch
     Eau Thermale Avène—the leading dermo-cosmetic brand in Europe launched Cleanance EXPERT, a daily treatment which targets unwanted spots and blackheads. The exclusive distributor of Eau Thermale Avène products in the Philippines- Karihome Inc's General Manager Harry Tsai shared that acne usually takes a toll on a person’s self-esteem. Some even avoid going out with altogether or meet new people. These situations are very alarming according to him. But with the Avène Cleanance EXPERT products, people with acne-prone skin can finally have the confidence to face people.
Avène Cleanance EXPERT Acne Solution Launch
Eau Thermale Avène Specialist for Sensitive Skin- Recommended by dermatologists
     Reasons why the new Cleanance EXPERT products are perfect for individuals suffering from mild to moderate acne?

  • This line is especially made for acne-prone skin, eliminating mild to moderate blemishes. 
  • This acne treatment solution also hydrates and mattifies the skin minimizing shine. 
  • This is safe for use by people with sensitive skin and that makes Avene a trusted brand by doctors and pharmacists.
  • Eau Thermale Avène’s Cleanance EXPERT is specifically formulated using three active ingredients: Diolényl which limits the risk of bacterial proliferation, reduces redness and helps eliminate spots; X-Pressin which reduces blackheads and smoothens the skin’s texture; and Monolaurin which regulates the hyperproduction of sebum to create a matte finish.
  • It’s oil-free light emulsion is very easy to apply. 
  • Quickly absorbed, it leaves the skin feeling hydrated and mattified. 
  • It makes a good make-up base. 
  • Rich in ATSW known for its soothing and anti-irritating properties, it will perfectly respect the balance of your skin.

     The primary ingredient in Eau Thermale Avène product is the thermal spring water. It is the main ingredient that soothes, softens and restores the skin's natural balance. In fact, there more than 300 studies that prove the healing properties of thermal water. This core ingredient has been used for centuries at the Avène Hydrotherapy Center to address even the most severe dermatological conditions like atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, ichthyosis and burns.
Avène Cleanance EXPERT Acne Solution Launch
Avène Thermal Spring Water and Cleanance EXPERT
     During the event, the Avène Cleanance EXPERT team invited a dermatologist to explain further the importance of knowing the right kind of products in treating acne. Dr. Blossom T. Chan of Philippine Dermatological Society explained to us that there are important steps in treating and maintaining an acne free skin. 
Avène Cleanance EXPERT Acne Solution Launch
Dr. Blossom T. Chan of Philippine Dermatological Society
     It is important to use non-comedogenic products like gel cleansing/facial wash which is best for oily/acne prone skin, use an alcohol-free toner to nourish and prep the skin then apply a serum or spot treatment cream to blemishes. The Cleanance skincare line includes the flagship products like Cleansing Gel and Mattifying Toner.
Avène Cleanance EXPERT Acne Solution Launch
L-R: Cleanance Soapless Gel Cleanser 200 ml, Eau  Thermale Thermal Spring Water 50 ml, Cleanance Toner 200 ml, Cleanance EXPERT
     I strongly believe that when a skin care product comes in a set/line- a cleanser/facial wash, toner, cream/serum, it should be used consistently as a whole so that each of the product's ingredients will work hand in hand. In line with this, here's a guide and a ritual on how to use other Avène products in conjunction with the Cleanance EXPERT for an acne-free skin :) 
Avene Cleanance EXPERT Acne Solution Launch
The Avène Thermal Spring Water is a MUST! It works in all skin types and for all ages too!
The Cleanance Experts SRP - Php 985.00 (until December of this year)
 Original price - Php 1, 230.00
     Eau Thermale Avène is available in selected Watsons and Mercury Drug stores. The Avène Thermal Spring Water is a MUST! It works in all skin types and for all ages too! 

 For more details on  Eau Thermale Avène product range, visit their website:
Like them on Facebook: Eau Thermale Avène

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