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Product Review: Safeguard DERMA SENSE Facial Cleanser Acne Prone Skin

Monday, June 29, 2015

     For this post, I'm going to share with you my final thoughts on Safeguard Derma Sense for Acne Prone Skin Facial Cleanser. I occasionally suffer from breakouts, one before and after my period and another during summer because of sweat. It is still summer right? It's still hot outside and I'm still busy running errands so sweat, dirt, and other forms of pollution touch my face. There's a time when I feel that a pimple will pop out on my forehead where sweat always runs down.

     Since I've been using Safeguard Derma Sense Facial Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin religiously day and night, the threat of having a new acne has been prevented by this facial cleanser. Recap of my experience before, during, and after 14 days of using this product below. Scroll down to see my honest to goodness review :)
 Safeguard DERMA SENSE Facial Cleanser Acne Prone Skin
Safeguard Derma Sense for Acne Prone Skin Cleanser 100ml 199.00
     Safeguard Derma Sense for Acne-Prone Skin is specially formulated to help fight the four major causes of acne breakouts: excess sebum, blocked pores, bacteria overgrowth, and inflammation—for clearer skin in eight (8) weeks. It is also:

  • Dermatologically tested to reduce mild to moderate acne by cleaning not just the skin surface but neutralizing acne-causing germs deep down in the pores, giving you healthy, beautiful skin.
  • Contains anti-bacterial ingredient to address a cause of acne, germs.
Product Review: Safeguard DERMA SENSE Facial Cleanser Acne Prone Skin
The texture is thick like lotion
size: 100 ml

price: 99 php (Around $4.47)

place bought: Free
Available in all leading supermarkets, drugstores, and groceries nationwide

instructions for use: Cleanse your face with Safeguard Derma Sense for Acne Prone Skin Cleanser twice a day, morning and evening. Place an ample amount on your palms and 
apply on wet face in a mild and circular cleansing strokes. Rinse well.

ingredients: Water, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Betaine, Salicylic Acid, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Steareth-21, Bhenyl Alcohol, PPG-30, Steareth-2, Fragrance, Niacinamide, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Morus Alba Rooth Extract, Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-Yuen Seed Extract.
Product Review: Safeguard DERMA SENSE Facial Cleanser Acne Prone Skin
A good skin care regimen will result in acne-free skin. My skin is not perfect but hey, I'm pimple-free :) 
What I like:

  • The price is affordable.
  • It comes in a squeeze tube that dispenses the right amount of product.
  • Can pass as odourless, so if you're like me who has sensitive nose, you will enjoy using this facial cleanser.
  • The product's texture is thick so a little amount goes a long way.
  • Using this product is a breeze, only mild circular strokes and you're done.
  • My skin felt squeaky clean after using the product.
  • I also felt my skin is soft and smooth to touch after use.
  • This product results in healthy, beautiful, and acne-free skin. I've seen that my skin is less oily even though I feel like melting under the heat of the sun. 
  • My skin feels refreshed every time I use this facial cleanser.
  • Most important factor for me is that Safeguard Derma Sense Facial Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin didn't cause breakouts, irritation, allergies, or whatsoever. 
  • This facial cleanser is so gentle not only to the skin but also to my eyes :)
  • No need to  worry about stinging or burning sensation even though it contains salicylic acid.
  • The product is easily available.
  • There's batch, manufacturing, and expiry date printed on the tube.

What I don't like:

  • Doesn't produce a good lather. I guess this is because I'm used to soaps that lathers well. 

Will I repurchase? Yes!

     I give this facial cleanser a 4.75/5 rating. I'm a bit skeptical on the first week of using the product but after seeing that it prevented acne formation on my forehead, I'm convinced that Safeguard Derma Sense targets the germs that cause acne. I'm also using an effective moisturizer after washing my face together with Safeguard Derma Sense Facial Cleanser so I guess a good skin care regimen will really help in combating those nasty zits.

     Have you tried Safeguard Derma Sense yet? Share your experience below. Safeguard Derma Sense is a must-try product for a clearer and acne-free skin. I highly recommend this product if you're looking for a gentle facial wash but tough on acne-causing germs :)

For more information on Safeguard Derma Sense, visit their website:
and watch Aryanna Epperson’s Safeguard Derma Sense video

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Good Times!~

DISCLAIMER: This is a sponsored post.

Product Review: Natura Organics Emergency Ex-Zit Gel

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

     Hello dearies! I will not make a very long introduction to this wonderful product that was sent to me by Natura Organics months ago to try and see if this will make nasty pimple exit or go away. The name of this pimple gel says it all. It's a remedy for this kind of emergency where a pimple or zit is going to pop up a day or two before your big day. It's so frustrating that an angry, reddish, and humongous pimple is threatening to ruin your first date, your photo shoot, or presentation because it wants to show up in your face.

     This is my third pimple spot treatment to date. I don't have flawless skin, I have freckles and I often get a zit or two before, during, and after my monthly period. When I was in college I have this bad habit of pricking those nasty zits on my cheeks and chin where they always pop out if the size is still the same after a week. Thank goodness that pimple gels and pimple spot corrector were invented, no more popping just apply a dot and see the magic work if the brand you have in hand is effective but if not, nothing will happen overnight or after three days. Scroll down to see my experience about Natura Organics Emergency Ex-Zit Gel :)
Product Review: Natura Organics Emergency Ex-Zit Gel
     When it comes to over-the-counter acne products, you end up with a lot of the same ingredients, over and over: benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, witch hazel, charcoal, and (sometimes) retinoids. Yawn. The problem is, acne is caused by a bacterium, P. acnes. Like all bacteria, P. acnes exhibits bacterial resistance. Over time, “only the strongest survive.” Your acne treatment may kill 95% of the bacterial colonies, but a small percentage will mutate and survive. These resilient bacteria will reproduce — which is why effective agents in EMERGENCY EX-ZIT GEL is formulated. 
Product Review: Natura Organics Emergency Ex-Zit Gel
size: 20 g

price: 149 php (Around $3.30)

place bought: Free
Please refer to the links below on where and how to avail their products
To shop online: Text/Viber 09163089155 Jessica and SMS/Vibe/whatsapp/iMessage Ophelia at +6598307813 for orders

instructions for use: Wash your hands before application. Use a cotton bud to scoop out the product from the tub and apply it on affected area. Re-apply as needed.

ingredients: Seaweed Extract, Jojoba, Virgin Coconut Oil, Neem, Tea Tree Oil
Product Review: Natura Organics Emergency Ex-Zit Gel
This gel is transparent in color.
Product Review: Natura Organics Emergency Ex-Zit Gel

     Below is a proof that Natura Organics Emergency Ex-Zit Gel is an effective pimple spot treatment. I apply this gel thrice or four times a day and after two days, the pimple has subsided then totally healed after four days. All healed. The only problem I have is dark spot cause by the zit. 
Product Review: Natura Organics Emergency Ex-Zit Gel
Before and after photo

What I like:

  • The price is  super affordable for a 20 g of product! 
  • This pimple gel can pass as unscented.
  • There's a plastic lid on top of cover. I accidentally drop this tub and the lid prevented the gel from transferring to the cover.
  • It's gel-type in nature but a bit runny.
  • 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.
  • This gel reduced the size of my pimple overnight.
  • After 2 days, the pimple has dried up.

What I don't like:

  • The packaging is flimsy.
  • The product is in a container without spatula. It would be great if this product is packaged in a plastic tube with nozzle tip for ease of use since all I need is a spot- dot size amount in treating pimples. I will just use my fingers or cotton buds to spread the product on my pimple/s.
  • No ingredients list printed on the package.
  • No batch, manufacturing, and expiry date.
  • Not easily accessible.

Will I repurchase? Yes! But not for now since I still have a tub to finish but this one is back-up worthy!

     I give this a 4.5/5 rating. If you're eager to really make your pimple/s gone in less than two days, make sure to use it more than twice a day. Religious application will make heal pimple/s faster. Since I'm always at home I make sure to apply a thin layer three or four times a day. I'm totally surprised when I woke up the next day because swelling, redness, and size of my pimples had been reduced then after two days it's gone already. If there's a sign that a new pimple is coming out, I immediately apply this gel and voila! I can bid my pimples goodbye :D

Do you use spot corrector treatment for your pimple/s? 

Good Times!~

DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by Natura Organics 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. 

Product Review: ACNE CARE Lactoferrin Anti-Acne Complex

Saturday, January 19, 2013

     Hi dearies, how's your weekend so far? Mine still has the paralyzed lazy body feeling from this cold weather. But there's another factor causing this but I'm still unsure if this is the right time to tell you. I'l just let you know if it's confirmed :) Now back to my post, this is a long overdue review since I already finished 3 bottles of this supplement last year. Our friends from Vida Nutri Science Inc. sent me this product for feature and I was intrigued with the benefits. Who doesn't want a pimple free skin? Since this is an organic supplement I decided to give it a shot and see the significant effect on my pimple prone and blemished skin. Here's a brief description of the supplement. For those who can't find a stock of this product in leading drugstore, you may find one at

AcneCare Fight Pimples from the Inside Naturally

     Comprises of a proprietary blend that derives a bioactive complex rich Lactoferrin , Linumlife and zinc gluconate. AcneCare is based on milk's many bioactive components with specific physiological effects to support the reduction of blemishes and redness associated with a bad complexion. The most essential mechanisms are the anti-microbial, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to help promote a healthy complexion from the inside.

• Clinically proven against Acne.

• Helps you get rid of acne, red spots and blemishes.

• Also works for body acne and adult acne.

• Promotes and maintains healthy skin and clear complexion.

AcneCare contains 3 Anti- Acne Complex:

Lactoferrin- Lactoferrin plays a supportive role in nourishing the skin from the inside through three mechanisms: anti-microbial (enhances the body's natural defenses against bacteria), anti-inflammatory (helps assist reduction in redness associated with a poor complexion), and antioxidant (helps aid the repair of damaged skin cells from blemishes.

LinumLife Complex provides lignans from Flax, a well-recognized group of phytoestrogens with estrogenic and anti-estrogenic action, which helps in the treatment of acne. Produced through a proprietary process, LinumLife Complex is concentrated and provides between 10 to 30 times more lignans than whole flax or other flax ingredients.

Zinc facilitates the production and regulation of about 200 hormones in your body, and one of that is testosterone. It is known that testosterone is one of the main promoters of acne. Intake of zinc may prevent potential hormone imbalances that can lead to outbreaks.

Zinc is also closely involved in protein synthesis and in collagen formation in your body, both of which are essential in the maintenance of healthy skin and in normalizing production of skin oils. Zinc can help heal your blemishes, reduce the inflammation, and reduce the androgenic effect of hormones on your skin.
ACNE CARE Lactoferrin Anti-Acne Complex
AcneCare 30 capsules/bottle at Php 885.00 good for two weeks use.
ACNE CARE Lactoferrin Anti-Acne Complex

ACNE CARE Lactoferrin Anti-Acne Complex
size: 30 capsules/bottle good for 2 weeks use

price: 885 php (Around $21.00+)

place bought: free 
Available at all leading Mercury Drug, Watsons and Southstar Drugstore
Also available at

instruction for use: Take 1 capsule every morning and evening (2 daily) or as directed by a healthcare professional.

ingredients: PER CAPSULE- Lactoferrin 100mg, Linumlife Extra 25mg, Zinc Gluconate 6.4mg

What I like:
  • It's organic.
  • It's odorless.
  • Capsule size is easy to swallow.
  • No negative reactions or whatsoever.
  • During the time I'm taking this supplement, my skin felt soft and smooth and less oily.
  • It helped me lessen my cystic pimples during my period.
What I don't like:
  • The price can be a bit steep for teenagers specially on their adolescence stage because this is the time where breakouts begin. If they will maintain this supplement, it will cost them around 1,800+ for a months supply. I'm sure moms will skip this and let them cure acne breakouts through topical ointments.
Will I repurchase? Yes, it's in the realm of possibility.

     I give this a 4/5 rating. This is my first time taking an anti acne supplement and I'm impressed even thought it didn't gave me the kinis (smooth) skin that I wanted to achieve. It still helped me though in managing breakouts during my period. The products they sent me are good for 1 and a half month supply so I guess it will take months before I see the maximum result. Maybe taking it religiously for 3 months will totally heal existing blemishes and prevent future breakouts. But if given a chance, I will take this supplement again since this is organic and doesn't contain harmful chemicals. 

     Have you tried taking medicines or supplements to combat acne breakouts or skin imperfections before? Please share your experiences. Thank you so much!!!

You may also order 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 review. The views expressed here are my honest opinion about the product.

Product Review: Celeteque Acne Spot Corrector Gel

Sunday, September 09, 2012

     Hello there loves! Hope you're all doing fine :D I'm excited to make this review because after two weeks of using religiously, I can attest to its effectiveness in combating those painful reddish pimple and dark spots or pimple marks. This is my first spot treatment to date since I just let a pimple or two subside by itself before. I have this bad habit of pricking those nasty zits on my cheeks and chin where they always pop out if the size is still the same after a week. I'm glad that after so many years of just letting pimples to come out of my face before and after my monthly period already found a solution.

     Thanks to Celeteque DermoScience for bringing this product line. Although I haven't tried the Acne Solutions line, I'm sure they will give good results if used consistently. I suffered from acne breakouts last month and I'm considering two spot corrector that time. Since Celeteque is a trusted brand when it comes to skin care that's dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic, I gave it a try and satisfied with the results. 

      I bought this Celeteque Acne Spot Correcting Gel three weeks ago and applied on existing cystic acne and new ones. Patience is a virtue, I'm not expecting this to make my pimple disappear overnight but in some cases or depending the size it can make a big difference on the size of a pimple after 12 hours. My son accidentally deleted the photo of my angry pimps that I wanted to show you- bummer! But I swear this product works!!! Now here's my take on Acne spot corrector gel, click read more to see my full review.

How Celeteque DernoScience ACNE SOLUTIONS Acne Spot Corrector Gel Works

~Uses beta hydroxy acid (BHA) combined with poly hydroxy acid (PHA), which aids in exfoliating dead skin cells and helps in diminishing pimples and other acne imperfections to achieve clear smooth skin.
~Contains Lilac leaf cell culture extract that helps reduce sebum production to prevent future acne breakouts. 
~Has a biotechnological complex that acts as a natural astringent and sebum control. 
~There is significant acne reduction by as much as 80% in just one day. 

Celeteque Acne Spot Corrector Gel
Handy dandy! Fits on my palm :D

Celeteque Acne Spot Corrector Gel
Thick gel consistency, a bit sticky but absorbs quickly

size: 5ml 

price: 169php (Around $4.00+)

place bought: Watsons, Sm Fairview

instructions for use:  After cleansing your skin, apply a thin layer on affected areas morning and night.

ingredients: Aqua (Water), Alcohol Denat., Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Gluconolactone, Salicylic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Laureth 7, Farnesol, Maltodextrin, Methylparaben, Sodium hydroxide, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea tree) leaf oil, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch hazel) water, Disodium EDTA, Hamamelis viginiana (Witch hazel) extract, Sodium Metabisulfate, Syringa vulgaris (Lilac) leaf cell culture extract, Linalool, Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse chestnut) seed extract, Faex (Yeast) extract, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol, Zinc Gluconate, Ethylparaben, Caffeine, Propylparaben, Biotin

Celeteque Acne Spot Corrector Gel

What I like:
  • The price- very affordable.
  • Comes in a handy tube that fits in my palm.
  • I can control the amount of product coming out of this nozzle type of tube.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • Has a medicinal smell but tolerable.
  • There's a bit of stinging upon application, an indication that the product is working on the affected area.
  • Doesn't burn or peel the site where I applied it.
  • Reduced the size of my pimple after 12 hours and gone after 2-3 days.
  • Has batch, manufacturing and expiry date stamped on the box and the tube.

What I don't like:
  • Sometimes it's out of stock.

Will I repurchase? Yes! It's back-up worthy :D

     I give this a 4.5/5 rating. If you have time, use it more than twice a day to speed up the healing process of your zits. Since I'm always at home I make sure to apply a thin layer three or four times a day depending on the size of my pimples. I'm happy that when I wake up the next day it reduced the swelling, redness and size. If there's a sign that a new pimple is coming out, I immediately apply this gel and voila! I can bid my pimples goodbye :D

     Do you use spot corrector treatment for your pimple? Any Celeteque users out there? 

Good Times!~


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