Feature: Pure Marula Oil by John Paul Selects

Thursday, June 16, 2016

     I've tried different beauty oils in the past. They're not the common 'oil' that we use during our childhood days. I call them beauty oils because of the beautifying benefits they give. I presume you've heard a type or two. Beauty oils come in many forms- it can be pure liquid, solid (inside a capsule), mixed with solid skin care products like soap and scrub or with another liquid products like shampoos, conditioners, and lotions.

     Beauty oils have different functions and the common denominator- they are widely use in the skin care department. Have you tried beauty oils before? I use beauty oil/s to moisturize dry skin, to treat and tame frizzy hair, or to make my skin glowing. Now, there's another use that I've recently discovered- it can also be used as sunscreen! Wanna know what beauty oil is this? Presenting... Pure Marula Oil! Know more about Marula Oil by John Paul Selects below and discover the benefits that you'll surely like :)
Feature: Pure Marula Oil by John Paul Selects
     Want to protect your skin from sun damage without worrying about the toxicity of commercial sunscreens? Now, you can with the new Pure Marula Oil! Unlike other sunscreen products that may contain toxic substances that are harmful for your skin, Pure Marula Oil is completely free of preservatives, synthetics and parabens. It is made from 99% marula oil that provides superior and longer lasting hydration for your skin and 1% blend of natural essential oils that give a light and natural scent. 
Feature: Pure Marula Oil by John Paul Selects
     Will I be saying good bye to my favorites- Argan and Macadamia Oils? After reading the benefits, I can say that I'm impressed not only in the sun protection department but also in minimizing fine lines. Oh, it's also an anti-aging oil, so I'll say hooray for now! 

Pure Marula Oil benefits:

  • This oil is ideal for skin hydration and restoration.
  • Pure Marula Oil has 60% more antioxidants than Argan Oil and is more powerful in fighting free radicals that cause pre-mature skin aging. 
  • Its high content of fatty acids like Omega 6 & 9 also makes for a superior anti-aging treatment that plump up skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines.
  • Pure Marula Oil is also best for treating sunburn and soothing skin redness, swelling and irritation. Packed with healing and reparative ingredients, it penetrates quickly into your skin without leaving residue.
  • Ideal for all skin types, works well even if you have very oily skin. 
  • It is non-comedogenic and does not result in clogged and enlarged pores, minimizing the greasy look and after-feel especially in the sweltering heat.
  • With its high antioxidant level, lightning-fast absorption, satin finish, and delicate essential oil scent, Pure Marula Oil is your ultimate, all-natural multi-benefit age-defyer and sun protection essential. 
  • Did I say it's also an anti-aging oil? Yes, it is! It hydrates, firms, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. (I can't wait to add this to my skin care regimen)
Feature: Pure Marula Oil by John Paul Selects
size: 30 ml 

price: 2, 980 php (Around $64.22+)

place bought: Free
Available at the beauty section of the SM Stores in SM Aura, SM Makati, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa and SM Mall of Asia 

instructions for use: Use Pure Marula Oil as part of your daily sun protection and rehydration treatment for your face and body. For best results, apply it every day and night or frequently as needed. It can also be used as product booster. Simply add 2-3 drops of Pure Marula Oil to your cleanser, beauty mask and foundation to boost their skincare benefits. The satiny, matte finish of Pure Marula Oil also makes for a great make-up primer.
Feature: Pure Marula Oil by John Paul Selects
     I'm still using another kind of beauty oil when my skin needs an extra boost. But for now, I'll try this Pure Marula Oil by John Paul Selects not only as sunscreen but as my daily moisturizer. I will update you dearies after three to four weeks. Stay tuned and crossing-fingers that it will work like magic. I also heard that it's a fave among celebrities like Lucy Torres-Gomez and Liz Uy. 

Have you tried Marula Oil before? 

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Product Review: Lily's Touch Miracle Cream

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

     Magic cream memories came back to me when I recently heard and discovered Lily's Touch Miracle Cream. My mother is a fan of magic creams that was originally produced in the Middle East. Those creams are moisturizers that claims to have a lot of skin care benefits, can be used as makeup base, and in the long run it will make the skin soft, smooth, and youthful. My mother was fond of magic creams before but magic creams lost their magic when other skin care products became a hit like bb and cc creams.

     Fast forward today, a new magic cream was selling like hot cakes in the name of Lily's Touch Miracle Cream. It's not magic now but a miracle cream that promises benefits not only for face and neck but for other parts of body as well. I'm sure you are excited to read my review. Scroll down to see why despite I have a love-hate relationship with this product, I will still recommend this if you're in search of a multi-function product that can act as moisturizer and makeup base in one.

Product Review: Lily's Touch Miracle Cream
     For this review, I will just list down what I've experienced from using Lily's Touch Miracle Cream for three weeks. The benefits of using this cream doesn't mean that you will experience it all. Since we have different skin types, I may or may not experience what you will or will not experience once or while you use this product.

Product Review: Lily's Touch Miracle Cream

Great For Treating/Preventing:
  • Wrinkles
  • Uneven Skin Tone
  • Dark Under Eye
  • Dark Skin
  • Dull Complexion
  • Dark Underarms
  • Dry skin
  • Melasma
  • Acne Problems
  • Blemishes
  • White/Black Heads
  • Break Outs
  • Allergies
  • Bite Marks
  • Skin Asthma
  • Rashes
  • Dark Elbows|Knees|Nape

Product Review: Lily's Touch Miracle Cream

  • Reduces the appearance of freckles and melasma
  • Reduces the appearance of uneven skin pigmentation
  • Lightens pimple marks
  • Tightens pores
  • Lightens Skin naturally 
  • Repairs and Rejuvenates dull skin
  • Improves skin texture leaving a supple and glowing skin

Product Review: Lily's Touch Miracle Cream

size: 50 ml

price: 450 php (Around $9.58+)

place bought: Free

instructions for use: Apply as a moisturizer twice a day. Can be used as a makeup base too.

ingredients: Kojic Acid, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide. Alpha Tocopherol (Vit.E), Sunflower Oil, Emu Oil, Whitening Plant Extracts

Product Review: Lily's Touch Miracle Cream
It has a thick texture and consistency but I find it easy to apply using the dot-dot then spread application. I only use a pea-size amount on my face. 

What I like:
  • For me, it's reasonably priced for a little amount of the product goes a long way. I think a tub can last more than a month if used on face and neck twice a day.
  • It has a thick texture and consistency but I find it easy to apply using the dot-dot then spread application. I only get a pea-size amount of the product and it's enough for my entire face.
  • I love the sweet melon-like scent of this all-in-one cream.
  • My skin feels soft and smooth to touch after application.
  • There's an instant white effect.
  • I've noticed a slight change in the color of my pimple mark after two weeks of religiously applying it day and night. 
  • I can see that my face has a glowing effect after using it for a week.
  • I've used this on my face as a moisturizer. Since it has a matte finish, I also use this as a makeup base.
  • It's multi-function. See the benefits above.
  • It has a good amount of SPF- 40 to be exact.
  • There's a micro peeling effect on my face after using it for two weeks.

What I don't like:
  • It's in a jar/tub that doesn't come with a spatula. I find it unhygienic to dip my fingers every time I use the product.
  • No batch, manufacturing and expiry date printed on it.
  • Not easily accessible, you have to buy it online.
  • Can cause white cast on photos.
  • Haven't seen any anti-aging effect while using this product for three weeks.
  • I've noticed that some areas of my face became dry and flaky after a week of using this miracle cream.

Will I repurchase? Not yet because I still have a lot of remaining product in my 50 ml tub.

     I give this a 4/5 rating. Even though I have a love-hate relationship with Lily's Touch Miracle Cream, I will still say that it's a good moisturizer and a makeup base. It also contains natural active ingredients that are proven effective for some individuals. Vitamin E, Emu Oil, and Sunflower Oil have been proven to treat different skin problems that's why I will still recommend it if you're looking for a product to address your skin problems and concerns. 

     But there are individuals who breakout if they apply a cream or a product that has Vitamin E content on the ingredients. I've also heard my sister that she got pimples while using Sunflower Oil. Even though it has SPF40, it is still best to apply sunblock or sunscreen especially if you will stay long under the sun. Like what I always tell you, our skin may react differently to skin care products so what works for me may not work for you or vice versa.

Have you tried Lily's Touch Miracle Cream? Hope you can share your experience by commenting your thoughts below :)

For orders and other inquiries on Cheska's Online Store, you may reach them through,
mobile numbers: 0915-3463000, 0922-5458124 and 0928-3997789
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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. My review is based on my experience during the time and period I'm using it.

Bio Oil 2nd Year Anniversary + 125 ml Bottle Launch

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

     Some of my friends asked me if I have the so-called batter scars around my abdomen, and my answer was a resounding yes. Even though I splattered anti- stretchmarks lotions and creams on my belly area religiously when I was pregnant six years ago, I still have them and it's really obvious. Filipinas have few options on how to solve this problem way back but with the launched of Bio Oil in the Philippines two years ago, the hopes of improving the appearance of scars and stretchmarks come alive.

     I was invited to Bio Oil's 2nd Year Anniversary last December 1, 2015 at the Power Mac Center Spotlight in The Circuit Makati. It was an 'all white'- themed cocktail event dubbed as “The Beautiful Unveiling : The Bio-Oil Bash”, where the organizers gathered friends from television, print, social media and trade partners in an evening of great food, world-class entertainment and, of course, unadulterated elegance. It was an evening of two celebrations – the Second Anniversary of Bio-Oil in the Philippines and the reveal of a much awaited addition – a bigger bottle at 125mL! More details of the celebration and launch below :)
Bio Oil 2nd Year Anniversary + 125 ml Bottle Launch
     During the launch, we got to know more about Bio Oil- the ingredients, its uses and benefits, and testimonials from the real users. To make the event more memorable and festive, we were entertained by awesome performances of poi and silk rope dance.
Bio Oil 2nd Year Anniversary + 125 ml Bottle Launch
     After the performances, the bigger 125 ml of Bio Oil was introduced to us. According to ASPEN’s President & CEO, Ms. Ace Itchon, “The launch of Bio-Oil’s bigger bottle is our way of thanking our loyal customers for their unwavering support for our product. Their stories have definitely inspired us and validated that we are definitely on the right track. And as we reached our second year in the Philippines, we are more motivated to aim for greater heights in terms of customer satisfaction. Those who just can’t get enough of Bio-Oil will really be happy that the 125mL bottle is now available. With a bigger bottle, there’s a whole lot more of Bio-Oil to enjoy!”
Bio Oil 2nd Year Anniversary + 125 ml Bottle LaunchASPEN’s President & CEO, Ms. Ace Itchon
     Bio Oil is one of the skin care products on my wish list for a very long time now. I was planning to purchase a bottle months ago but I set aside my urge to buy one because I'm still using a skin care product that time. Now that I already have a bottle, not just the small 60 ml but the bigger 125 ml- methinks that I now have a bigger chance of improving the appearance of my stretchmarks and other skin problems. So what makes Bio Oil different from other oils, creams, serums, and skin care products in the market?
Bio Oil 2nd Year Anniversary + 125 ml Bottle Launch

  • Bio-Oil takes pride in the combination of plant extracts and vitamins suspended in an oil base. Vitamins such as Vitamin A and E and plant extracts including Calendula Oil, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Oil and Chamomile Oil aid in soothing and moisturizing the skin. 
  • Let’s not forget the breakthrough ingredient, PurCellin Oil™, which changes the formulation’s overall consistency making it light and non-greasy. 
  • All these ingredients work in synergy to help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, ageing skin and dehydrated skin. 

Bio Oil 2nd Year Anniversary + 125 ml Bottle Launch
     Real users of Bio Oil were also present in the event to witness the unveiling of the bigger bottle. They were all excited to get hold of the 125 ml. One of the notable users of Bio-Oil is Mrs. Philippines Globe 2015 First Runner-up and Mrs. Bio-Oil herself, Mary Ann “Madz” Ternora. According to her, after winning the prestigious pageantry she has become more conscious of taking care of her skin— not just outside but also from within. She acknowledges that Bio-Oil has been a great tool in maintaining her stunning complexion. Her sun-exposed skin improved greatly and she can now flaunt her even skin tone.
Bio Oil 2nd Year Anniversary + 125 ml Bottle Launch
     Everything 'good' is inside the bottle of Bio Oil. I'm excited to try the product as more ladies gave their experiences during the event. Even certified beauty blogger, Kris Lumagui-Botor, and mommy slash entrepreneur, Janice Villanueva raved about the evident effects of Bio-Oil in their own skin with just a few use.
Bio Oil 2nd Year Anniversary + 125 ml Bottle Launch
Bio Oil 125 ml is now available in Watsons and leading drugstores nationwide
     Every good thing about Bio-Oil is no surprise at all! No wonder it has won 247 skincare awards and has become the number 1 selling scar and stretch mark product in Australia. The product had also undergone safety assessments in accordance with the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Cosmetic Product. I'm going to use the product religiously not only in my stretchmarks but also in uneven skin tone in pre-mature wrinkles on my face and will let you know my thoughts about Bio Oil soon!

Have you tried Bio Oil? Share your experience below :)

To know more about Bio Oil
Like them on Facebook: Bio Oil Philippines

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Physiogel's #FreeInMySkin Movement + My Freedom List Challenge Result

Monday, August 03, 2015

     I hate skin allergies! I can't concentrate on what I'm doing whenever I feel that my skin is itching, dry, and starting to get scaly because of fish allergy. I can say that my skin is sensitive and when one has sensitive skin, dryness comes next. Scratching here, there, and everywhere is annoying and can cause other skin problems in the long run. So in order to prevent dry and sensitive skin, using skin care products that is science-based and dermatologist-recommended should be my number 1 priority. 

     Last July 15, 2015 GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) launched their mission to help people do more, feel better and live longer. In line with this mission, GSK’s Consumer Healthcare division and Physiogel, its flagship skin health brand, aims to help Filipinas and all women across Asia, to be free from dry and sensitive skin. Physiogel believes in freeing the strength in sensitivity. To know more about the new line of Physiogel products + the result of my freedom list challenge, scroll down dearies!
Physiogel's #FreeInMySkin Movement + My Freedom List Challenge ResultPhysiogel Daily Moisture Therapy Cream, Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy Dermo Cleanser, Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy Body Lotion
Did you know that...

On good skin days:

  • women are naturally more confident presenting their best face to the world. 
  • when women love how their skin looks and feels, they want to go out and enjoy themselves, meeting people, making connections, and taking on the world. 

On bad skin days:

  • women with their skin feeling 'dry, red and itchy', they are uncomfortable and easily irritated. 
  • when their confidence dips, women feel more vulnerable. 

     “Sensitivity is a source of strength for women, not a weakness to be hidden away. This powerful consumer insight compels Physiogel to passionately advocate the #FreeInMySkin Movement in 2015. The Movement also coincides with the debut of the NEW Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy line,” reveals Justin Alejandro Lladoc, GSK Skin Health Senior Product Manager. 

     Lladoc says Physiogel’s #FreeInMySkin Movement starts with self discovery. Physiogel aims to help women to be more aware of themselves so they can uncover their full potential. It challenges Filipinas to look past their skin insecurities in the hope of helping them fulfill dreams they have always wanted to achieve. 
Physiogel's #FreeInMySkin Movement + My Freedom List Challenge ResultJustin Alejandro Lladoc, GSK Skin Health Senior Product Manager 
     And this journey to self discovery starts with taking the Freedom List Challenge, Physiogel’s suggested guide in the form of a lifestyle online quiz that is a representation of what women can achieve when freed from dry and sensitive skin. 

The Freedom List Challenge starts with a 5-question quiz: 
1. Which fitness activities give your skin a post-workout glow? 
2. Your potential is limitless, so what’s your dream job? 
3. How do you like to show off your beautiful, strong sensitive skin? 
4. Everybody has a dream “to do” list. What tops yours? 
5. What is your dream holiday? 

     The result of the quiz provides a glimpse to one’s personality that ranges from being a savvy collaborator, inspiring innovator, charismatic motivator and elegant sophisticate - revealing worthwhile hints that may help you embrace and live life to the fullest. 

     The #FreeInMySkin Movement, now made more exciting by new additions with the introduction of the #FreeInMySkin website and Freedom List Challenge, is more relevant than ever because it is able to reach many Filipinas digitally across the nation. And because of its continuous success, from its conception in 2014, it has caught the attention of Mercury Drug. They too were encouraged to free many more Filipinas from dry, sensitive skin by making Physiogel products available across the country. 

     “By the end of 2016, with its continued resonance with consumers, the Movement is expected to have rolled out to the rest of Asian markets,” Lladoc shares. 
     The new Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy line continues to be a differentiated science-led solution featuring the unique Physiogel BioMimic Technology® that works to soothe and repair the skin’s natural moisture barrier. 
Physiogel's #FreeInMySkin Movement + My Freedom List Challenge ResultPhysiogel Daily Moisture Therapy Dermo Cleanser, Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy Body Lotion, Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy Cream
Dermatologists highly-recommend Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy because: 

  • it is non-comedogenic
  • is free from soap 
  • preservative, perfumes and colourants. 
  • Physiogel is the #1 Most-Prescribed Brand by Dermatologists in the Philippines! 
  • Physiogel is made more accessible to Filipinas across the nation as it is available in Mercury Drug Stores and other leading pharmacies and supermarkets nationwide. 

     TV host, model/entrepreneur, and blogger, Patti Grandidge is one of those who suffered from dry and sensitive skin. Patti remains to be the brand’s advocate as she embodies the Physiogel woman: smart, elegant, strong and empowered because she is free from dry and sensitive skin. 

     Patti shares that she used to be more conscious and watchful of what others would think about her skin. “That was sad. I would have liked to be out and about and go for more work, but a little thought would always be at the back of my mind wondering if my skin would be an issue or a hindrance. I was not free to do what I wanted to do!” she now says. 
Physiogel's #FreeInMySkin Movement + My Freedom List Challenge Result
Patti Grandidge
     I joined the challenge and answered the questions found on freeinmyskin website. After answering the freedom list, the result is:
You are a mentor, a boss, a sister and a friend — and everyone’s role model. Your inner strength and sensitivity touches others, convincing them to think big and conquer bigger.

     Yay to the result because it is so me! Now, I dare you to take the challenge too and discover your personality. Share it with your relatives, friends, and families. Let's join the movement so that we can bid dry and sensitive skin goodbye! You don't need to hide and feel weak because of dry and sensitive skin, we can be free from this skin problems with the help of Physiogel Moisture Therapy Line!

     Physiogel’s #FreeInMySkin Movement provides women with helpful guides like the Freedom List Challenge so they can share and talk about their skin “journeys” in their lives.

     To fulfill its vision to help people do more and feel better, GSK is strongly encouraging Filipinas to discover their true selves by taking the New Physiogel Freedom List Challenge and join the #FreeInMySkin Movement. Log on to and take the Challenge yourself. 

Ways on How to Take Care of Your Skin

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

     With the cold weather, it is so much fun to layer clothes. Are there styles and outfits that you’ve always wanted to wear, but could not because it was too hot? You can now rock that pullover and boots. However, there is something we wear that will always be in no matter what season; our skin. This is why you need to take extra care to make sure you’ll maintain a radiant, healthy, and glowing skin all year round!

     Not everyone is blessed with the genetics of perfect skin. Different skin types come with different problems, but we can classify them into three common types.

1. Oily Skin
  • Oily skin tends to have large pores, and blemishes such as pimples or blackheads. 
  • Oiliness can be caused by puberty, other hormonal imbalances, or stress. 
  • To take care of oily skin, avoid over-washing your face. 
  • Cleansing twice a day is advisable. 
  • Use a gentle cleanser to prevent irritating your skin as abrasive scrubs can open the pores and further expose them to more pollutants in the environment.

2. Normal Skin
  • Normal skin has a good balance of moisture, small pores, and an even tone. 
  • This is the goal of most skincare regimens, and most people have this skin type. 
  • But in order to maintain it in good condition, you need to minimize its exposure to the sun and follow a proper skin care regimen.

3. Combination Skin
  • Combination skin can have dry or normal areas along with oily parts such as the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin). 
  • This skin type can produce overly dilated pores, blackheads, and a shiny surface. 
  • Resolve these issues by using a gentle cleanser, applying a toner to repair skin, protecting it from sun damage, exfoliating to remove built-up skin cells, spot-treating, and using products loaded with antioxidants which help keep your skin clear and healthy.

     The key to having clear and healthy skin is to have a reliable skincare system. White Result White and Clear, the newest skincare treatment for normal to oily skin types, fights acne and excess oil production, corrects skin blemishes, inhibits melanin production, and keeps your skin fair and young looking! The White and Clear System includes the Facial Foam, Facial Toner, Moisturizer with Sunscreen, and Spot Corrector.
Ways on How to Take Care of Your Skin
White Result White and Clear Line
     Dermatologically tested, safe, and proven to clear acne and blemishes, each product is specifically formulated with Acne Buster, a multi-complex agent with 10 active ingredients that effectively fight acne and excess oil production; Papaya and Pea extract, which are effective whitening ingredients that inhibit melanin production; and Niacimide, a multifunctional B3 complex vitamin that helps reduce skin pigmentation and age spots as well as reviving and hydrating skin, leaving it supple and young-looking.

     Whether your skin type is oily, normal, or a combination of both, White Result White and Clear from Tupperware Brands will give you clear and blemish-free skin. Just remember to cleanse, tone, moisturize, and treat your body’s greatest feature, and we guarantee that you’ll look your best for your next glowing radiant moment!


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