Product Review: Mischka Derma Secret Calamansi with Honey Soap

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

     Hi all! I still have pending soap reviews and I want to make sure that I give my 100% percent experience before saying my thoughts. Mischka Derma Secret sent me their Calamansi with Honey Soap not for a review but for me to just try. The owner of Mischka Derma Secret is so generous and kind that she wanted me to try their products and just share a feedback if I like it or not. Since I like most of their soaps, I think that it deserves a space on my blog :)

     One of my favorite soap from the brand is their Calamansi with honey soap. It's another whitening soap that contains only few ingredients but I'm not after the whitening effect of the soap because I'm more on the glow and moisturizing part now because my skin tends to get dry on colder months. I'm so happy to say that Mischka Derma Secret Calamansi soap made my skin glowing and healthy looking. To know more about the soap, click CONTINUE READING please :)
Product Review: Mischka Derma Secret Calamansi with  Honey Soap

Product Review: ENVO CALAMANSI + LEMONGRASS Radiant Eclipse Body Scrub

Saturday, June 08, 2013

     Hello dearies, let's continue our mini discussion here about ENVO. If you're a new reader of this blog, click here to know more about ENVO Bath and Body products. I presume you all know that my favorite scrubs are A Bonne Spa White C Salt and Asian Secrets Lulur Body Scrub and been using both alternately for more than 2 years now. I never expected that I will come across with an organic body scrub that will do the job in the exfoliation department. At first I'm very hesitant that it can remove dead skin cells because when I touched the "scrubbers"- apricot kernels, I said to myself that it's very fine and won't be able to exfoliate dirt from my skin. Since my skin is already used to harsh scrubbing (I know it's not good) because I really want to get rid of dirt and to have that uber squeaky clean feeling, small, tiny or fine particles will just slide off my skin. It's like scrubbing with no scrubs at all feeling. (hope you get what I mean) But lo and behold, this product is amazing! Now I need to believe in the saying "don't judge the book by it's cover" particularly with this product. haha!
     Join the fight against dark and damaged skin, with the perfect blend of Calamansi and Lemongrass; you can see nature take effect in no time. Its main purpose is Whitening giving its users that fair light skin they have always wanted. Its main benefits consist of skin lightening, tonic, aromatic, minimizes oil secretion, revitalize and strengthens skin. This body scrub is lotion based so you get lotion plus scrub in one. It has a generous amount of apricot kernels which are used to exfoliate the skin instead of micro beads. 
ENVO CALAMANSI + LEMONGRASS Radiant Eclipse Body Scrub- love the fancy design of their product label :)

Product Review: Eskinol Spot-less White Facial Deep Cleanser With Pure Calamansi Extracts

Saturday, March 09, 2013

     Hi, hi hi! I'm back with another review. I told you in my previous post that I wanted to share new products on my skin care regimen and makeup stash that I'm currently using. So let's start with this toner/cleanser. I'm sure you've seen this product a lot of times and I presume a member or two in the family have tried this. This product has been around if I'm not mistaken since my childhood days and I remember seeing my mother using this before and after washing her face. If you're thinking this toner is classic, yes it is. 

     Eskinol is classic and very effective that's why until now it's still here unlike other brands being discontinued in the market. When I saw that Janet of Journey on Beauty made a comprehensive review of all Eskinol variants, I'm convinced that the quality of this product has been tested through times and if this is re-formulated I'm sure that the new formulation is way better and improved with added features. I'm so happy that I've got a chance to try this toner because my skin loves it. Read more and see why I repurchased the bigger bottle of this product.

     Eskinol provides products which are specifically formulated for the Filipina skin. Its range of products is known to effectively solve oily skin problems and pimples!

     Eskinol Facial Deep Cleansers contain Micro-cleanse Anti-Bacterial Formula that removes pimple-causing dirt left from washing with soap. It also removes excess oil and make-up to make your skin truly clean. Use Eskinol Facial Deep Cleanser and avoid pimples and other skin problems from coming back

Eskinol Spot-less White Facial Deep Cleanser With Pure Calamansi Extracts
R- I emptied the small bottle in a month's time.
L- Currently using this 135ml bottle every other day.
~Removes deep-seated dirt, excess oil, and makeup with micro-cleanse anti-bacterial formula
~With pure Calamansi extracts known to whiten skin
~With vitamin C derivatives to help lighten dark spots in as early as 1 week for an even skin tone

size: 4.6 fl.oz. /135ml

price: 49.75 php(Around $1.20+)

place bought: Watsons Health and Beauty Store, Sm Fairview

instructions for use: Moisten a piece of cotton and apply on face and neck. Repeat until no trace of dirt is seen on the cotton. Use anytime and anywhere to get a truly clean skin.

ingredients: Water, Alcohol Denat., Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Perfume, Citrus Microcarpa (Calamansi) Extract, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Menthol, CI 47005

What I like:
  • The price- cheapest among the toners that I've tried.
  • My skin feels squeaky clean after use.
  • There is a cooling sensation and  just a little sting
  • Able to cleanse deep-seated dirt and heavy makeup.
  • Leaves skin matte and oil-free.
  • Wide selection of toners for different skin needs.
  • Lightened some dark spots after 2 weeks of every other day use.

What I don't like:
  • Caused dryness on some parts of my skin.

Will I repurchase? Yes because truly soap is not enough to cleanse that deep-seated dirt. 

     I give this a 4.75/5 rating. Other than the faint alcohol smell and the dryness, I really liked seeing my face squeaky clean after using this product. I noticed some of my pimple marks have lightened. I'm not saying that this product alone made those blemishes lighter, applying this every other day somehow helped those unsightly dark spots appear less visible. I'm also giddy to try other variants of Eskinol but methinks I need to use this continuously if I really want to see maximum results and if it will make pimple marks vanish after long-term use.

     Have you tried Eskinol? What's your favorite variant? Thanks for sharing! Happy weekend

Good Times!~

November and December Hauls

Monday, December 31, 2012

     Before the year ends, I would like to squeeze in pending posts from my November and December haul. Since I'm on a tipid mode, I only bought few products for the last two months. Some products here are my HG's while some were purchased just to try if they're worth of my tight budget. 

     Before the Glorietta Vibe fashion show walk, I decided to buy a makeup remover wipes that can melt waterproof mascara without using an eye makeup remover. I think it's more convenient than bringing a bottle of eye makeup remover and cotton balls during the event. I also bought this foot socks and nail polish remover wipes for my feet. The Mondes Ionic Keratin hair treatment was purchased out of curiosity. I'm not happy with the product, I develop pimples and wound like itchy flakes on my scalp. I guess I'm allergic to one of its ingredient but I don't know what to pinpoint :(
Foot socks
Tony Moly Floria Cleansing Tissues
Mondes Ionic Keratin Treatment
Wish Nail Polish Remover
     I also bought a back up of my favorite makeup remover wipes- Purederm  just in case my skin will react to Tony Moly Floria makeup remover wipes. This soap was given by my SIL when I visited my parents house. I was surprise when I read the label that it's manufactured by Splash- a local company selling beauty and bath products. But this was only sold through their direct-selling line like that of AVON. So now Splash is also making it's way on direct-selling, let's wait and see if they'll make noise this 2013. You know how I love Asian Secrets, and based on my experience this body scrub already replaced my first love on Abonne. I find this more convenient to use and doesn't hurt my skin if I use the scrub everyday!

Asian Secrets Lulur Body Scrub
Seriously White Gluathione Soap
Purederm Makeup Cleansing Tisuues

     My last haul for this year came from Snoe. Yay for new variants: Licorice and Organic Papaya :) I bought these two from a BOGO sale at Cinderella. The SA their informed me that they're having a sale so I grabbed the opportunity. I already reached my third month of using the black bleaching soap so I need to rest my skin from bleaching and use a milder one. When Ms. Jen of Snoe suggested the Special Kojic and Glutathione combo as a substitute for black bleaching I followed her and loving the results! 

     My sister just gave me this toner to try. At first I was hesitant because I find this toner too strong for my thin skin. But Janet's review of Eskinol convinced me to try this product. Let's see if this product will fare good on my skin.

Snoe White Lightening Licorice Beauty Bar
Snoe White Special Kojic with Glutathione Beauty Bar
Snoe White Organic Papaya Soap
Eskinol Spot-less White Facial Deep Cleanser

Good Times!~

Skin Care Essential Haul + Bazaar

Friday, November 23, 2012

     Hi dearies! I just want to share things I accumulated from my "tipid mode"/ beauty on a budget shopping and an unexpected purchases from the Bazaar for All Season last November 4 (Sunday) with le hubby and my parents. 

     This mini haul is always on my list whenever I go shopping for my skin care essentials because all of them are my HG's. I forgot how many times I bought these products except the Quick FX which was my second sachet. If you wanna know why these products tops my list and why I considered them my skin's best-bestest friend read my reviews here ^_^
     I wanted to support my favorite fashion bloggers that's why I decided to drop by at the Bazaar for All Season last November 4 and that's a Sunday. Shopping wasn't a plan at all until my parents got delighted with the mark down prices of shoes and clothes. Even though we only have an hour to window shop, they managed to buy something that's worth every peso :D Surprisingly, the hubby gave his signal for me to shop ^_^ but there was a limit to my budget and this were all I got.
Floral Bustier Top
Chiffon Button down Polo
Anagon "ZERO" Wire Bracelet
Simone's Fashion Closet Necklace
     Souvenir photo from the Bazaar for All Season with Ana Gonzales and my son Kenzo/Zero. Wasn't able to take photo from fashion bloggers because they're all busy packing their stuff coz it's closing time :( Twas great seeing fashion bloggers! Hope to see you all next Bazaar!
Photo from

Good Times!~



© Dear Kitty Kittie Kath- Top Lifestyle, Beauty, Mommy, Health and Fitness Blogger Philippines.