facial toner

Cleanser vs. Exfoliant: Why more people are switching to Maxi-Peel ZERO

Monday, October 15, 2018

     The road to clearer skin is a confusing jumble of cleansers, toners, moisturizers, serums, and so many more overwhelming terms. Are you oily, dry, sensitive, or all three? Why are you breaking out? In a country where humidity and pollution are your ultimate acne inducers, when do you draw the line between “I need this” and “No, my skin might not be able to handle that”?

     The solution might be as simple as an innovative new frontrunner in the beauty and skincare industry—Maxi-Peel ZERO.

Cleanser vs. Exfoliant: Why more people are switching to Maxi-Peel ZERO

Product Review: Esfolio Super Rich Coconut Toner

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

     It's been months since Esfolio Philippines sent their Super Rich Coconut Line and finally, I'll be able to feature the entire set and share my thoughts on my ultimate fave from the set- Super Rich Coconut Toner. Take note that this is not your ordinary toner because of the thick texture but I can vouch for the instant moisturizing and hydrating effects that it can give after application. I've tried a lot of toners before and those that made into my 'to keep list' are alcohol-free, made of or has a natural ingredient/s on the list, and affordable.

     In the recent years, I noticed that K-beauty brands have been introducing facial toners in two consistencies: water-like or serum-like which has a thick texture that doubles the purpose for those who are minimizing their skin care regimen. Toners with a thick consistency not only cleanse and prep the skin for full absorption of moisturizers and serums but it can also minimize the pores, boost moisture and infuse anti-aging or whitening benefits in every application. So without further ado, here's my review of Esfolio Super Rich Coconut Toner.

Product Review: Esfolio Super Rich Coconut Toner

Feature: Goodal Green Tangerine Line

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

     Have you heard about the latest skincare craze in Korea? If you're a fan of K beauty, I presume that you know what I'm talking about- glass skin. Koreans are going cray cray to have a glass skin and in order to achieve that, investment in the right products is a must even if it's expensive plus the fact that they have a nice weather, right?

     I'm not against glass skin. Who doesn't want a youthful and glowing skin, so smooth and radiant like a glass? Of course, I want that but I'm having second thoughts if this is achievable by using their suggested products because one thing is for sure- it's not compatible with our hot and humid weather. But hey, ladies of the tropics are still lucky because there are skin care products that can make skin radiant and fresh. Enter Goodal Green Tangerine- a skin care line perfect for summer!

Feature: Goodal Green Tangerine Line

Product Review: Mamonde Rose Water Toner

Thursday, January 05, 2017

     Hello dearies! I want to share with you my thoughts on my current fave toner- Mamonde Rose Toner that I bought last year from Althea Korea. At first I was hesitant to try the product because of the price and thinking that it will just go to waste if my skin will react negatively to it. On the other hand, there's a whispering voice telling me to try it because it's rose water- and skin care products with rose extracts are known to give a moisturizing and calming effect on the skin.

     I made a research online and it looks like that only a few made a review of this product. After finishing a bottle, I'm proud to say that I experienced little to no breakouts. This is also the mildest toner that I've tried to date. So without further ado, here's my thoughts on Mamonde Rose Toner.

Product Review: Mamonde Rose Water Toner

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!~


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