facial mask

Product Review: Althea x Get It Beauty Real Fresh Skin Detoxer

Thursday, August 02, 2018

     I'm a self-confessed fan of K-beauty products that's why when Althea Korea launched their Philippine website three years ago, I was one of the selected bloggers who got the first dibs of what's in store for K-beauty addicts! Fast forward today, they celebrated their 3rd year anniversary last July with a bang as they also launched a community of K-beauty enthusiasts- Althea Angels.

     I presume that you've seen beauty and lifestyle bloggers posting deets about the community and it's an honor to be one of them. The members are called Althea Angels and being beauty ambassadors we are entitled to various amazing perks including a welcome gift, Althea shopping credits, and lots of exclusive freebies! As a welcome to the community, they sent a gift containing the latest product collaboration with Korea's top TV program: Get It Beauty! Sharing my thoughts on Althea x Get It Beauty Real Fresh Skin Detoxer below :)

Product Review: Althea x Get It Beauty Real Fresh Skin Detoxer

Product Review: Vitapack Facial Mask (Collagen + Arbutin + Q10 Perfecting Peptide)

Thursday, December 07, 2017

     There are so many facial masks available on the market today. It's easy to buy all the kinds and variants as most of the skin care brands (local and international) are offering facial masks that target different skin problems

     You can find whitening, anti-aging, anti-acne, hydrating, glowing, and the list goes on for facial masks. When looking for a mask, I make sure that it's affordable, multifunction, and easy to use. The facial masks that I've tried before range from cheap to expensive ones but only a few give great results. I think I found another mask that will always be on my essential list. Meet Vitapack Facial Mask (Collagen + Arbutin + Q10 Perfecting Peptide), the mask that I will never get tired of using and will highly recommend to whiten, moisturize, and give an instant glow on your skin.

Product Review: Vitapack Facial Mask (Collagen + Arbutin + Q10 Perfecting Peptide)

Feature: LUKE Total Skin Solution

Thursday, November 09, 2017

     If your skin care regimen is something that you treasure, I'm sure that you're doing more than 3 basic steps daily.  Aside from cleansing, toning, and moisturizing, I'm sure that you use serum, eye cream, scrub, and mask to achieve healthy skin. If you're that religious in applying skin care products, an eye mask and nose strip definitely complete the regimen.

     There are individuals who like to add this extra steps in their routine but their budget is limited only to the basics. Good news, dearies! You can now level up your skin care routine without the hefty price tag because LUKE Total Skin Solution offers facial masks, hydrogel eye patch, and nose strips at a very affordable price! I was shookt when I saw the variants and price points during the launch. Know more about LUKE Skin PH below :)

Feature: LUKE Total Skin Solution

Product Review: Snow Aura Whitening Booster Mask

Thursday, June 02, 2016

     Facial masks are life-savers. If your skin needs that extra TLC (tender-loving-care) because of stress and other skin problems, then you should start investing in facial masks that target different facial problems. There are different kinds and forms of facial mask on the market today, I've tried a lot and made a review already. 

     In my observation, most facial masks available in the market today are in paper sheet and gel-type form because these are easy to apply and convenient to use. Those also required less waiting time and perfect for busy ladies who want to see immediate results. What if you need a facial mask that's not only perfect for that much needed 'me time'? There's a solution for that! A luxurious mask that is not only made for relaxing and repairing troubled skin- a mask that is good as gold! Intrigued? Let me introduce to you Snow Aura Whitening Booster Mask. It's an overnight mask that is made with 24K gold and dubbed as the best-selling sleeping mask in Thailand. Deets after the jump :)

Product Review: Snow Aura Whitening Booster Mask

Snow Skincare Aura Whitening Booster Mask
  • This is an overnight facial mask. 
  • The combination of advanced whitening technology, Hento White and Liposome encap nano vitamin A-C-E, and the most valuable extracts of Alp Rose stem cells, 24K Pure Gold and 9 kinds of concentrated natural extracts results in a revolutionary product for effective and long-lasting skin lightening which will improve the health of your skin and reduce blemishes and freckles. 
  • This combination ingredient helps to visibly reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging making your skin appear years younger. 
  • You can feel these results even after only one application. 
  • This is a Thai product that claims to make the skin firmer, whiter, and brighter. 
  • Snow Aura Whitening Booster Mask is the best sleeping mask in Thailand.

Product Review: Snow Aura Whitening Booster Mask
     This product was sent to me by Cheska's Online Store months ago. It's a long overdue review because I've been using other whitening products back then. To see how effective a product, I see to that I stop applying whitening creams I'm currently using to give way to the new ones. Snow Aura Whitening Booster Mask is intended for overnight use. Meaning, no rinsing or wiping of the product after application. You literally have to sleep with the mask on your face. You can use the facial mask for two to three times a week.

Product Review: Snow Aura Whitening Booster Mask

size: 30 ml/ 1.01 fl.oz.

price: 1,500 php (Around $32.26+)

place bought: Free 

instructions for use: Use the facial mask 2–3 times/week before bed.
After cleansing, apply a decent amount to your nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin areas,
and ensure that you apply a thicker layer than with normal cream. Apply the mask overnight without rinsing off and wake up with beautiful, soft and radiant skin. Wash your face the next morning with soap or facial foam to cleanse off all residues. Avoid applying on the skin with inflamed acne.

ingredients: Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Capric Acid, Glycerin, Gold, Alpha-Arbutin, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylic Acid, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Lactic Acid, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Ascorbic Acid, PEG-400, Bacillus/Soybean/Folic Acid Perment, Allantoin, Bisabolol Extract, Hexylresorcinol, Rhododendron Ferrugineum Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Caproic Acid, Alcohol, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Retinol, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyarulonate, Isomalt, Lecithin, Polysorbate 20, Propylparaben, PVP, Sodium Benzoate, Butylparaben, Methylparaben, Tourmaline Extract, BHA, BHT

     I've been using the product for more than three weeks now. I use it twice or thrice a week. I can say that the product is a bit hassle to use because you have to apply it to your face and let it dry before sleeping. The color of this mask is white gold. It's white upon application and turns gold after a few minutes.

Product Review: Snow Aura Whitening Booster Mask
My apologies for this blurry photo, can't figure out why my phone camera can't capture it clearly :(
     So after using it religiously, I can say that it helped me in lightening some of the dark marks on my chin which was caused by pimples that I popped :( I've been bugged with cystic pimples around my chin a week before or after my period. Too bad that I wasn't able to take the before photo of my chin :(

Product Review: Snow Aura Whitening Booster Mask
     The texture of this mask is thick and creamy. Like what I've mentioned above, it's white-gold in color and will turn gold after application. The scent is not overpowering. I describe it as rose-scented but very subtle. The photo below shows how the mask looks like after application.

Product Review: Snow Aura Whitening Booster Mask
     As you can see on my photo below, some parts of my face are brighter and if you'll look closely on the right side of my chin, the blemishes is not visible and dark in this photos. I swear, it's really dark before that I have to apply a concealer to cover it. Now it's barely noticeable with bb cream of tinted moisturizer. For the freckles, it did nothing because the color and size are still the same. 

Product Review: Snow Aura Whitening Booster Mask
My face upon waking up. My apologies for the eye bags. Sleeping less than 5 hours for a week now :(

What I like:
  • The packaging- it comes in a very sturdy plastic packing with top lid and spatula.
  • The scent is not overpowering.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • The texture is thick but very easy to spread on my face.
  • No irritation, breakouts, or whatsoever during the time I'm using the face mask.
  • It made my skin glowing and brighter the next day.
  • It lightened some of the pimple marks on my chin.
  • Batch, manufacturing, and expiry dates printed on the packaging.

What I don't like:
  • It's pricey compared to other overnight facial mask in the market.
  • The application can be hassle for those who just prefer putting the mask on their face in just 1-2-3.
  • It takes time to dry to make sure that it will not transfer on your pillow.
  • Not easily accessible as you have to buy it online.

Will I repurchase? Still thinking as I have more than half of the tub to finish. 

     I give this a 4.5/5 rating. I love applying facial mask weekly to boost all the facial care products that I apply on my face everyday. Since this facial mask is not intended for relaxation, I will not elaborate more on that. I'm happy with the results that it lightened some pimple marks on my chin but I'm having second thoughts in other areas like the application and the price. 

     If you have the money to spend and wanted to whiten and even out your skin tone, this product will help you work on that. I think I just need to use it religiously for more than one month to see maximum results. This is a luxurious mask to firm, whiten, and brighten your face so it you want to amp up your whitening game in the next level, this mask is for you!

Do you use facial mask weekly? What's your favorite brand?

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Good Times!~

DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by Cheska's Online Store for review. The views expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. What works for me may not work for you or vice versa.

Product Review: Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX

Saturday, December 05, 2015

     Hi dearies! Merry Christmas! I've been a fan of Laneige ever since I've tried a sample of Snow BB Cushion. I'm still a lurker of different forums before and don't own a blog yet during the time I'm using the product. I presume that some of you have an idea of Laneige. It's a high-end brand of Korean cosmetics and Song Hye Ko is one of their ambassadors. After finishing a tube of Snow BB Cream, I said to myself that I'll save up and buy one of their best-selling skin care product- Laneige Water Sleeping Pack. I've searched for reviews online about Laneige Water Sleeping Pack four years ago and all the users gave this baby a positive feedback. Since I'm a cheapskate, I wasn't able to buy a tub because I have doubts if it will be worth every peso that I'll spend. 

     Fast forward today, I've learned that this product is being offered in O Shopping for a very reasonable price. I accidentally discovered O Shopping Philippines one night when my son can't sleep and decided to turn on the television. He was switching the channel and stop when he saw something Korean flashing on the screen. I heard the word Laneige and decided to watch too. To cut a long story short, my eyes were glued to the hosts of O Shopping introduced the Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX and what's included in their offer. If you're lemming to try this skin care product from Laneige for a very long time now and having second thoughts because of the price, well you can purchase a set at O Shopping PH for an amazing price. Anyhoo, here's my review after using the product religiously for more than a month, twice or thrice a week especially when my skin feels so dehydrated.

Product Review: Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX

Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX benefits and claims:
  • Wake up to a fresher feeling with the new and improved Laneige Water Sleeping Pack_EX.
  • Feel more refreshed when you wake up by simply using the new and improved Laneige Water Sleeping Pack_EX!
  • It has a light gel-type texture that provides hydration, vitality, and brightening effect while restoring skin. Up your skin relaxation game; invest in Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX and feel the difference in the morning!
  • With containing the Snow Water, it helps to keep your skin look more crystal clear and vitalized.
  • An aromatic essence compound exclusively developed by AMOREPACIFIC, Sleepscent™(Patent application No. 10-2009-0043726), helps to relax your mind and body and derive for a good sleep. A good sleep effect allowing sufficient relaxation eventually reinforces skin restoration for healthier skin condition. Essential oils from Orange Flower, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Sandal Wood etc. are contained in the Sleepscent™.

Product Review: Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX

Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX ingredients and its features:
  • Beta Glucan for skin regeneration;
  • Ceramide SLN for moisture restoration;
  • Hunza Apricot Extract for skin purification;
  • Chestnut Extract to improve skin texture.

     As I've said above, I've been lemming this skin care product for a long time and when I got hold of this last October, I used it religiously- twice or thrice a week. Even if there were times that I'm too tired and lazy to wash my face after a long day attending events or running errand, I really make sure to apply one scoop around 2.5 cm in diameter using the spatula after washing my face.

Product Review: Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX
One scoop is enough for my entire face
     The first application of Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX on my face was a bliss. I like the color of this moisturizer/face mask. It has a light bluish tint that turns almost clear once applied. It has a cooling and soothing effect on my tired face that's why I find it addicting to use! The scent is relaxing and after application, my face looks so hydrated that I described it as 'wet face' look.

Product Review: Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX
Photo on left shows the color of this gel-type mask. It has a bluish light tint inside the tub. I put a lot of product on my hand so that you can see the color and texture. But I don't apply this much. One scoop is enough, okay? Right hand shows after blending the product. You can see that my hand has a 'wet look' appearance.
     This product from Laneige acts as moisturizer and a sleeping mask. It's a light-gel type product and melts like water once applied. It instantly makes the skin soft and smooth but not tight after application. Since I only need a pea-sized amount every night, a 80 ml tub will last me more than five months because I'll just use it three times max per week.

Product Review: Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX

size: 80 ml / 2.7 fl. oz.

price: 1,250 in Laneige Counters BUT you can get it for only P2,495 for 2 80 ml at O Shopping PH and comes with lots of freebies. It includes:
Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX 80 ml x 2
Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX 20 ml x 2
Laneige Multi Cleanser  100 ml x 2
Laneige Snow Crystal Sheer Lip Gloss x 1

Product Review: Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX
This set only costs P2,495 at O Shopping!

place bought: Free

instructions for use: from laneige.com
1. In the evening, follow the face relaxing massage after applying skin refiner and emulsion after face wash.
2. After taking an appropriate amount(2.5cm in diameter recommended), mark on nose tip, cheeks, forehead, and chin areas, and feel the scent for about 3 seconds. * Relax your body and mind through the Sleepscent™.
3. Gently spread over the face from inner part to outer part along the skin texture.
4. Go to sleep after absorption without rinsing off. (Wash face in the next morning)
* Use once or twice a week.
* Apply more than recommended amount when your skin is particularly dry.
* Open the cap and breathe in the scent of Water Sleeping Pac_EX about 5 seconds before use when you feel a heavy stress.
* Apply to neck area for neck care.

ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Trehalose, Camillia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Water (Himalaya Snow Water), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Beta-Glucan, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide Mea, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycogen, Glutamic Acid, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Lysine HCL, Magnesium Gluconate, Magnesium Aspartate, Mannitol, Serine, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Sucrose, Stearyl Behenate, Citrulline, Silica Dimethyl Silyate, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-11, Atelocollagen, Alanine, Arginine, Ammonium Acryloyl-Dimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Zinc Gluconate, Carbomer, Copper Gluconate, Capryl Glycol, Calcium Gluconate, Theronine, Tropolone, Triethanolamine, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Poly-Glyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Polysorbate 20, PCA, Histidine HCL, Disodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, CI 42090

Product Review: Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX
Here's my bare face after applying Laneige Water Sleeping Pack before going to sleep. Photo taken around 12 midnight. No filter. That's my skin- I have large pores, uneven skin tone and freckles on my cheeks

What I like:
  • Reasonably priced at 2,495 at O Shopping Philippines since I get 2 80 ml tub plus the full-sized freebies like the Laneige Multi Cleanser, Laneige Snow Crystal Sheer Lip Gloss and additional 2 20 ml trial size of the sleeping pack.
  • The packaging is simple. The jar is sturdy in my opinion because I've dropped it twice and I didn't see any dent or crack on the surface. Well-sealed upon purchase and comes with a spatula for hygienic purposes.
  • A little amount of product goes a long way.
  • It's a gel type product that's easy to apply.
  • Absorbs quickly and gives a well-hydrated skin after application.
  • It has a relaxing scent and I can feel the cooling sensation during and after application on my skin.
  • It's non-greasy and not oily.
  • Instantly brightens the face the next after I wake up. I can say that my face looks more hydrated and supple.
  • No irritation, breakouts or whatsoever after using it for more than a month.
  • Manufacturing is printed at the bottom of the tub.

What I don't like:
  • It doesn't have anti-aging ingredients so I guess girls who are into anti-aging now will look for other alternatives that give same results.
  • Does nothing on my blemishes and freckles which I understand because the product is not intended for that problem but I hope if they reformulate this in the future, they will add an ingredient that will somehow lighten those marks.

Will I repurchase? Yes, but not for as these tubs will go a long long way! 

     I give this a 4.75/5 rating. I highly recommend this moisturizer/sleeping mask to all girls who would like to give their skin the hydration needed for the cold ber months will really make your skin dry and flaky. This mask is easy to use and will be enjoyed by women who like to hit the sack immediately after application since they don't have to rinse it at all.

     You can get this set at O Shopping Philippines for a reasonable price. The freebies are awesome too so if you want to give something special this Christmas, this is something that you should now miss. Aside from this set, they also have the Laneige Snow BB Cushion which I really, really, really love! I've been using this bb cream for more than a year now. I get my back up at Laneige counters before but now I will purchase next at O Shopping PH when I ran out of this wonderful product. This also comes in a set and has lots of freebies too. If you want to check, just click here: Laneige Snow BB Cushion. Good thing I discovered awesome deals at O Shopping Philippines. 

Product Review: Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX

Have you tried this sleeping mask from Laneige?

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Good Times!~

DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by O Shopping for a review. The thoughts expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. We have different skin types and what works for me may not work for you or vice versa.


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