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Product Review: b.liv Customized Skin Care System

Sunday, June 30, 2013

     Skin care is very important for me. I can skip makeup for a day but never for skin care. Even if I'm dead tired and sleepy, I really make sure to wash, tone and moisturize my face before hitting the sack. I don't have flawless skin. That's why I need to combat skin imperfections with good skin care products especially if the cause includes pollution, stress and hormonal imbalance. I've tried so many skin care products before, from the cheap to high end ones. Some will do the job in a week's time while others will just add another problem. There's no assurance that once you try a certain skin care product, the following day your skin imperfections are gone. If I found my HG (holy grail) product, I make sure to stick to it and avoid trying new ones. But over time, my skin becomes immune to the products I'm using that's why another journey on finding the right skin care product begins. I have one question to ask: 


     This is another concern that sometimes I consider when choosing the right skin care products for my skin type. Using skin care products from the whole system or line can be expensive and does not guarantee us with positive results. But some individuals prefer using the products from the entire system because they believe that consistency is the key. If you use and anti- aging products from a specific brand, your should use the facial wash, cream, toner, serum, eye cream and sunblock that's included in the whole skin care line. 

    What if you have different skin care problems and you want to address all using few skin care products? Fret not because now you can have a customized skin care routine that will address to your problems. When Ms. Josephine of b.liv skin care email me and asked me to try their products, I'm quiet hesitant because I haven't tried using combined products to aid my aging skin, hormonal acne and uneven skin tone. I usually treat them one by one. So when she lay out the products that I'll be using and the description of each, I'm somehow relieved about the side effects if ever if I'll start using this customized skin care from b.liv.

     To know more about b.liv, please visit their website here: b.liv by Cellnique You'll learn important skin care information and you can even score samples for free!!!

     So back to the review, after assessing my skin care condition almost 2 months ago Ms. Josephine customized my b.liv skin care products to use. Here it is, my honest to goodness review of b.liv skin care products for aging, large pores, uneven skin tone and blemished skin. 
Before using b.liv skin care products.

Product Review: Mosbeau All-in-One Face Cream

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

     Hi lovelies! It's back to school once again. I'm guessing that malls will have their sale before school begins. I miss going to school :( I can still remember my cramming experience when buying school supplies and new set of stuffs. We always bumped into different people having the same dilemma as mine. Shoe sizes that's always out of stock, designs that were almost fading because it's the only one left, and so on and so forth. Those were the crazy back to school days fever. So before we bid goodbye to May, I will make a review of another skin care that I won from a giveaway.

     This product came from Mosbeau and it's one of AskMeWhats grand giveaway last December. Five long months have passed, this is enough for me to gauge how did the product fare with my skin. Prolly you know that I made a post on Mosbeau here after a month of usage. I didn't see any significant changes on my skin particularly on my freckles and uneven tone that's why I continued using this mositurizing gel but there's a doubt on my mind already. Shall we start the review now? This will be my honest to goodness take on Mosbeau All-in-One Facial Cream, the one being endorsed by Angel Locsin. 

     I tend to stay away from heavy creams on my face because it makes my skin oilier. When I discovered GNC Vitamin C Moisturizing Cream I said to myself that I will not dare look for another face cream until Mosbeau came but I have this love-hate relationship when I won the price because I'm afraid that using another product means starting back at one. Being a cheapskate, I will not spend over a thousand bucks just to try out a new product. With fingers crossed I just said to myself Okay, since this is free why not give it a try. 
Mosbeau All-in-One Face Cream
I like the touch of gold on this tub, very classy :)
Experience the combined effect of anti-aging serum, moisturizer, and skin-whitening cream with this breakthrough all-in-one facial cream from Mosbeau! Enriched with-all natural and reconized skin-whitening ingredients in Japan like Placental Protein and Beta Arbutin, it helps make your skin radiant and fair. Loaded with moisturizing herb extracts, it also helps and nourish and hydrate the skin to make it feel velvety soft and smooth after every application. Now you can enjoy skin-whitening, moisturizing, anti-aging, and UV protection in just one, easy step!
Mosbeau All-in-One Face Cream
After 4 months of using this religiously every morning, only a few is left on the tub.
size: 70g

price: SRP at 1,480** php ( Around $ 34.30+ )

place bought: free, giveaway prize 
Watson's, Mercury Drugstore, South Star Drug, Rose Pharmacy and PCX

instruction for use: After washing face, lightly pat dry face leaving the skin still a bit damp. Scoop an ample amount of cream and massage all over your face and neck using an upward, circular motion.

ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Squalene, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Dipotassium, Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Hydroxide, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ubiquinone, Placental Protein, Beta Arbutin, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein, Sericin, Algae Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Lamium Album Flower Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Pinus Sylvestris Cone Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Beeswax, 1,2-Hexanediol, Behenyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Magnesium, Ascorbyl Phosphate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil

Mosbeau All-in-One Face Cream
Gel type moisturizer that leaves a light and cool feel on my face.

What I like:

  • The packaging is very classy and it has a top plastic lid that's been a product saver for me when I accidentally drop the tub.
  • I like the scent, light and not overpowering.
  • The watery gel-cream formulation leaves a light feeling on my face.
  • Smooth to apply that's easily absorbed by the skin.
  • Not oily, not sticky and non-greasy. Can be used as a makeup base.
  • Free of Parabens and Dimethicone.
  • Brightens my face and it helped me lightened my post acne marks.
  • For the price, its fairly reasonable for a 70g product that lasts me about 4 months. Do the math :p
  • Boasts 70g of product compared to other brands that contain only 50g.
  • There's a batch, manufacturing and expiry date printed on the box.

What I don't like:

  • Even though I like the packaging, I still find it bulky so I need to transfer it in another container for travelling.
  • No major changes on my freckles and skin tone. I'm already fair to start with so I guess ladies with medium tone will see some improvement on their skin specially on whitening department.
  • This jar/tub type of packaging is unhygienic since you have to scoop out the product and using your fingers will contaminate it.
  • I don't know how much SPF is in it, I wish there's a 15 or 30 SPF even if they included Sericin as UVA/UVB blocker in their ingredients list.

Will I repurchase? Yes! Not for lightening/ whitening part but as a moisturizer and an anti-aging product. Maybe if I have an extra money and is not itching to try other moisturizer in the market.

     I give this a 4/5 rating. Now I'm almost done with this, I just want to share a few things about the product. Even though they labeled this as an all-in-one face cream, you still have to use a separate sunblock prior to sun exposure. Don't expect this cream to produce miracle overnight. Patience is a virtue and consistency is the key. You have to use this religiously to see your desired results. This cream is sold with the peeling soap so it's best to use them in pair if you want drastic changes to which I will tell on another post. Always do a patch test for allergies. You will see some herbal ingredients on the list and I know some people allergic even to natural and organic products. They too can cause allergic reactions. Being organic doesn't mean it's safe for everybody. I'm not saying that this cream is organic, it just contain some natural ingredients. 

     Whew! Another long post and detailed review. I hope this may somehow fed your curiosity about Mosbeau. I know a lot of girls wanted to try this and include in their skin care regimen but they're afraid of wasting their time, effort and money if bad reactions occur. I will also make a comprehensive review on Mosbeau soap this week so stay tuned ladies!

     Have you tried any Mosbeau products?What's your experience with it?Thanks for sharing!

Good Times!~

Product Review: GNC Vitamin C Moisturizing Cream

Monday, September 26, 2011

     Hello everyone! How's your day? Well, I'm good but I'm a bit lazy to make another review from organic products that I've been using. So I'll just make a short review on one of my HG moisturizer. When I say HG (holy grail), I mean that I'm using the product for more than 3 months now and my skin loves it. 

GNC Vitamin C Moisturizing Cream

image from GNC
     Some of us don't follow the basic step in skin care routine- the cleanse-tone-moisturize thing. One of the important step here is moisturizing. Some of us tends to neglect and skip this step. I suffered from adult acne when I was in college so I tried different brands of moisturizer from high ends, low ends and cost effective ones.
      I can say that my search for the perfect moisturizer is over until I read in a forum from female network this brand and been raved by GTalkers. May I now present to you the GNC Vitamin C Moisturizing Cream.
     GNC or General Nutrition Centers is one of American commercial enterprise that focuses on retail sales of health and nutrition related products including vitamins, supplements, minerals, herbs, sports nutrition, diet and energy produtcs. Here in our country, GNC Live Well store are located in various malls. Some of them have stand alone store and kiosks.
      So now let's focus on the product review. This moisturizing cream is under their beauty and wellness product along with other moisturizers like Aloe Vera moisturizing cream for sensitive skin and Vitamin A,E and D for dry skin. This product is also labeled as anti-aging cream.
GNC Vitamin C Moisturizing Cream
Vitamin C enhances the skin's natural production of collagen and helps to support skin health, excellent day moisturizer, maybe used at night too for optimum moisturization.

size: 2oz (57g)

price: 175php ( Around $ 4.00+ )

place bought:  GNC Sm Fairview
Available at all GNC stores nationwide

instruction for use:  Smooth on face and throat using upward strokes.
Apply daily as an excellent makeup base and nightly for optimum moisturization.

ingredients:  Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Petrolatum, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Diazolidinyl Urea, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Triethanolamine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ascorbic Acid, Propylparaben, Fragrance.
GNC Vitamin C Moisturizing Cream
This is how the product looks like. It's almost half way of the tub.
GNC Vitamin C Moisturizing Cream
sorry for the blurry pic, the consistency is thick like that of a mayonnaise

What I like:
  • Not oily and easily absorbed by the skin.
  • Much softer/supple skin and brighter looking appearance.
  • No break-outs and irritations.
  • Light citrusy scent that is not overpowering.
  • The consistency of the cream is thick but spreadable. 
  • Inexpensive for a 2oz jar because I only needed a pea size for my face and another pea size for my neck.
  • One jar lasted me for more than 3 months.
  • Batch and expiry date is stamped on the bottom of the jar.
What I don't like:
  • The packaging is a bit big for travel.
  • In a tub, not hygienic.
Will I repurchase: YES!

     I give this a 5/5 rating. I think it's better if the packaging is in a tube type like those of toothpaste or in a pump bottle. On the other hand, i love this product and I'm on my second tub now. It's a steal for a moisturizer that can also be a substitute for a night cream because you will wake up with a supple and hydrated face without the greasy feel.

     I highly recommend this product for all skin types specially to ladies starting their late 20's because vitamin C also helps in the production of collagen which gives elasticity to the skin. Use a spatula to scoop out the cream and don't use your bare hands because it will contaminate the product. 

     I super love this product! That's all for now ladies. Have a great day ahead.

Good Times!~


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