skin care

Feature: Vaseline Daily Tone Up Sun Cream SPF40

Monday, June 21, 2021

     One of the downsides of living in a tropical country is the humidity. In the Philippines, being under the sun is something we experience regardless of the season.  However, the summer months bring on harsher heat and dry weather that even indirect sunlight can cause sunburn and skin damage. That's why when I became meticulous in my skincare regimen years ago, I make sure that I have different sunscreens in my stash. Sunscreen is life for me. 

     That's why here in our country, where we certainly experience the scorching heat of the sun even if it's rainy season, we're always on the lookout for a sunscreen that not only protects our skin from this but is also lightweight, so we can avoid the sticky, uncomfortable feeling, especially in humidity. Whether we’re out by the beach, getting Vitamin D during a workout, or even indoors by a window, sunscreen is a skincare must-have all year round. Vaseline, a skincare brand known for its healing properties, has launched its first-ever sun care product, Vaseline Daily Sun Care to keep your skin protected and hydrated from within. More information about the product after the jump.

Feature: Vaseline Daily Tone Up Sun Cream SPF40

Get Brighter Skin with Hada Labo Premium Whitening Range

Friday, May 21, 2021

     Hydrated healthy skin responds better and faster to beauty products and treatments and no one does hydration better than Hada Labo, the No. 1 facial lotion in Japan for 13 consecutive years. Hada Labo was not available in the Philippines before 2019. Skincare enthusiasts had to buy their favorite Hada Labo products in Japan or ask someone to get it for them there.

     Since Hada Labo's Philippine launch in 2019, skin-conscious Filipinos have relied on the hydrating powers of the brand's products to give them the soft, hydrated and bouncy skin of their dreams. Finally, Hada Labo brings a second skincare collection to the country. Hada Labo Premium Whitening Range harnesses the Hydrating power of Hada Labo and combines it with a Brightening effect for visibly brighter and bouncier skin with a youthful glow.

Get Brighter Skin with Hada Labo Premium Whitening Range 

Melissa Ricks’ Strong Skin Story with Physiogel Reminds us to Stay Kind

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

     Inspiring more women through powerful Strong Skin Stories, Physiogel continues its FB Live Series entitled Celebrating Strength in Softness with host Bianca Valerio. The second episode went live last May 1, featuring celebrity and vlogger Melissa Ricks who took us on her journey to finding her very own superpower.

     Melissa believes that being soft but strong is a gift that allows you to be kind not just to others, but to yourself, too. It’s the power to love others while loving yourself enough to step away from things that are not meant for you. This strength from kindness guided her in making braver decisions on her own, especially when she became a single mom.

Melissa Ricks’ Strong Skin Story with Physiogel Reminds us to Stay Kind

Watch: Hada Labo Movement for a Soft, Hydrated Skin

Monday, May 17, 2021

     Skincare lovers will agree that the Hada Labo Gokujyun Hydrating Lotion deserves its status as the No. 1 facial lotion in Japan for 13 consecutive years.

     With four kinds of Hyaluronic Acid, this lotion is a thin, ultra-lightweight liquid that sinks into your skin to deeply moisturize, leaving it plump and dewy, the Japanese beauty ideal known as "mochi skin." Hada Labo Hydrating lotion, face wash, and moisturizer are formulated without any unnecessary alcohol, mineral oil, colorants, and fragrance making it perfect for all skin types, even for the most sensitive!

Watch: Hada Labo Movement for a Soft, Hydrated Skin

Protect Your Skin from Harmful UV Rays with Sunplay Skin Aqua Sunscreen

Saturday, May 15, 2021

     We've been making time for everything from mani-pedis to at-home workouts all in the name of self-care but taking extra time to focus on our skin should be our No. 1 priority. This time, the beauty buzzword is "protect." 

     Now that we are all staying indoors, protect your skin from UV light exposure and the sun with Sunplay Skin Aqua Sunscreens, a Japanese brand with cult beauty status.

Protect Your Skin from Harmful UV Rays with Sunplay Skin Aqua Sunscreen

Luminisce Glam Pouch for Mother's Day

Sunday, May 09, 2021

     Time to get glam, mamas! Luminisce and its self-care surprise to moms on their special day. Self-care is not optional - in fact, it is essential to every individual. No matter how hectic life can get, making time for oneself should never take a back seat. Everyone knows how busy moms can be and how responsibilities multiply with motherhood. But this time, Luminisce wants to remind mothers to make time for themselves as well. Self-care not only helps improve one’s overall health and well-being, but it also helps others too.

     Now, Luminisce puts the spotlight on mothers who selflessly put her family first. Introducing the Glam Pouch, a carefully curated kit that contains different skincare, beauty, and wellness products to give the beauty boost that all moms deserve.

Luminisce Glam Pouch for Mother's Day

Teen Actress Arabella Del Rosario Is the New Face of Orabella

Thursday, April 22, 2021

     Just recently, the beauty brand is known for its affordable and quality skincare line Orabella Philippines welcomed teen actress Arabella del Rosario as its new brand ambassador. Anne Acuña, Marketing Manager of Orabella Direct Selling Inc. said “As an up-and-coming brand, we wanted an endorser who is passionate and promising. We see that in Arabella, and we warmly welcome her into the Orabella family,’ 

     Who is Arabella? She was introduced as Orabella’s latest endorser during a virtual press conference attended by members of the media and the blogging community last month. Sharing a short feature of Arabella Del Rosario and Orabella Philippines below :)

Teen Actress Arabella Del Rosario Is the New Face of Orabella

Feature: Kojiesan Zero Pigment Light

Friday, November 20, 2020

     It's a no brainer that when someone asks about an effective kojic soap brand here in the county, the automatic answer is Kojiesan. Kojiesan may be the country’s number one kojic acid soap, but that doesn’t mean that it’s done changing the beauty landscape. The brand is always evolving and seeking for ways to help women Command Beauty by offering high-quality products that give you the power to decide how you want to look. 

     Heads up, skincare junkies! Kojiesan recently launched their kojic acid innovation called Zero Pigment Light that lets you go “all the way light” and achieve an even complexion. This new skin lightening innovation is a powerful mode of action that takes the amazing lightening benefits of kojic acid up a notch by zeroing in on your dark spots, age spots, scars, melasma, and hyperpigmentation for a lighter even skin tone. I made a review of their first product line here: Kojiesan Lightening Range and surprised to see that it's already nearing 100,000 views. This only means that Filipinas are still considering the brand in the whitening department. So without further ado, get to know more and experience this new and improved kojic acid with Kojiesan’s dermatologically tested and paraben-free line of soaps Kojiesan Skin Lightening Classic Soap and Kojiesan Skin Lightening HydroMoist Soap, and new body wash variant Kojiesan Skin Lightening Body Wash with HydroMoist. 

Feature: Kojiesan Zero Pigment Light R
Kojiesan Zero Pigment Light Skin Lightening Classic Soap, Kojiesan Zero Pigment Light Skin Lightening HydroMoist Soap, Kojiesan Zero Pigment Light Skin Lightening Body Wash with Hydromoist, Kojiesan Zero Pigment Light Skin Lightening Body Lotion with Hydromoist, Kojiesan Zero Pigment Light Skin Lightening Beauty Wipes

Product Review: FOREO UFO

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

     Skincare trends always come and go and in the past years, I've seen a lot of those here and abroad. If you are a certified skincare junkie, I bet that you've seen the evolution- from the basic wash, tone, and moisturize up to the meticulous Korean nth step routine. Even the formulas have leveled up to cater to almost all skin problems and needs. There are devices too and these are labeled as the skincare of the future. Prolly you've tried using or adding a weekly face mask into your skincare routine and have noticed that it gives an added boost to the effectiveness of your skincare products. 

     But not all face masks are created equal because I've recently discovered how to do the utmost self-care using a device that's been the talk of the town- say hello to my revolutionary luxury spa at home- UFO by Foreo Sweden. I’ve been using this baby for weeks now and amazed at how it works. It only takes 90-seconds to achieve a spa-like facial and flawless, glowing-looking skin at the comfort of home. ⁣⁣Sharing my in-depth review of this smart device after the jump.

Product Review: UFO by FOREO 

How Long Do Skincare Product Last? Knowing When Enough is Enough

Thursday, October 08, 2020

     People say that if you’re going to spend money on one product, make it skincare. Makes sense, right? Your skin is delicate and deserves the best treatment. Which is why you always have to be extra careful about replacing and maintaining your skincare. You wouldn’t eat something that had been in the fridge since last June, so why would you ever use that night cream from way in the back of the medicine cabinet that you don’t remember buying?

     Luckily, keeping track of your products is pretty straightforward. While it may break your heart to get rid of a product before you’ve used it all, your skin will thank you. Expired skincare products can lead to some pretty awful breakouts and skin irritations, and you’ll wind up spending more money on more products to fix it.

Expiration Dates

     The expiration dates on products tell you how long that product will last until it is no longer safe to use. While the FDA doesn’t require cosmetic to include expiration dates, most companies label their products with a Period After Opening date. Generally, the shelf life is denoted by a number followed by a capital M, which tells you how many months the product is good for once you open it.

How Long Do Skincare Product Last? Knowing When Enough is Enough
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     In order for this to be useful, keep track of when you open new products. Mark it on the lid or even in a calendar for the organizationally inclined. If there is no PAO number, you can also go by the “best by” date. 

     If that all sounds like way too much data tracking for you, there are some general timelines to follow for different products. And remember, when in doubt, throw it out. If it looks clumpy, oily, dry, discolored, or smells a little strange, don’t take the chance. Just get rid of it.
  • Acne products: 4-6 months
  • Cleansers: 12 months
  • Moisturizer: 6-12 months
  • Eye cream: 6-12 months
  • Face oil: 12 months
  • Sunscreen: 1-2 years

What makes skincare go bad?

     Skincare products are liable to go bad for a number of reasons, most of which revolve around the fact that they’re in constant use. Here are just a few of the things that shorten the shelf life of your skincare products:
  • Dipping your fingers in the product
  • Preservatives breaking down
  • Applicators exposed and reused
  • Water and oil in emulsions separate
  • Exposure to sunlight and moisture

     So there are quite a few things that can affect the quality and performance of your skincare, which is why it’s so important to use only the good stuff. I’ll say it again: when in doubt, throw it out!

How Long Do Skincare Product Last? Knowing When Enough is Enough
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     Looking at what’s on the ingredients label is just as important as what’s on the expiration date when determining the longevity of your skincare. While natural based products are better for your skin, they have the shortest shelf life. They lack the preservatives often used in cosmetics and other skincare. This is great for sensitive skin, but it also means the products aren’t as longlasting. 

     As you can see, the world is not always kind to your skincare, so you have to watch and make sure your skincare can still be kind to you.

Product Review: Olay Body Wash with Niacinamide

Sunday, August 09, 2020

     I'm not a fan of body wash. I have tried a few brands before that I like at first try but after weeks of using it, I suddenly lost interest. Effectiveness is not an issue, what I think made me stay away from them is the formulation- too moisturizing that I'm having a hard time washing it off or the scent that's overpowering for my sensitive nose.

     Fast forward today, body washes are making rounds in the personal care department. The search for a body care product that reduces the appearance of dark spots and evens skin tone for more radiant skin is IN. I’m already fair, to begin with, but I have an uneven skin tone that tends to get dry and dull when there’s a sudden change of weather.⁣ Did you know that there's one beauty ingredient gaining popularity these days? Luckily one of my cult-fave skincare brands has it- Vitamin B3 in the newest Olay Body Wash with Niacinamide. Know more of these after the jump and why I think I'm rekindling my love for body washes at the moment.

Product Review: Olay Body Wash with Niacinamide

Feature: Love Beauty and Planet Clean Oceans Range

Saturday, July 25, 2020

     We all need some vitamin sea but because of the pandemic, the "take me back to the beach" trip will be put on hold. Summer was canceled for most of us because it's better to stay at home and better be safe than sorry. If you miss the ocean, the beach, and the sea, there's a new collection that will take us back to our DNA- Love Beauty and Planet Clean Oceans Range.

     As residents of a tropical country, loving the beach and the ocean is part of our DNA. Being surrounded by the fresh air and smell of sea salt gives us a much-needed refreshed feeling, deepening our love for the water. As the beaches are not only our safe havens, but also an important natural resource and source of national pride, it’s important to show the same love and care for them as they have given us. This July, the brand that believes in showing small acts of love for the planet and for yourself, introduces the Clean Oceans Range, a limited edition set of personal care products, in bottles made with 100% ocean-bound plastic. Scroll down to know more about the collection and why you should try it now :)

Love Beauty and Planet Clean Oceans Range

Product Review: Product Review: Puritan's Pride Vitamin C-1000mg with Bioflavonoids and Rose Hips

Thursday, June 25, 2020

     It's time to build a stronger immunity for the new normal and one way of boosting the immune system aside from eating healthy, doing physical activity, getting enough rest and sleep, is by taking your vitamin c. How’s the supply of your vitamin c brand so far? I’m sure that it’s always out of stock because there’s a big demand in the market nowadays. I had a hard time purchasing our usual brand that’s why I decided to look for another brand and I stumbled upon Puritan’s Pride on Shopee.

     ⁣Puritan’s Pride Vitamin C 1000 mg Bioflavonoids & Rose Hips is not your ordinary vitamin c as it boosts the immune system to help protect you from⁣ illnesses while stimulating the production of collagen in your body which results to a more supple, firmer, and younger-looking complexion I bought a second bottle because my husband takes this too. Will I recommend this brand after taking it for two months until now? Read more information about Puritan’s Pride Vitamin C after the jump!

Product Review: Puritan's Pride Vitamin C-1000mg with Bioflavonoids and Rose Hips

10 Foods To Eat For Beautiful Skin

Saturday, April 11, 2020

     You are what you eat, and that includes your skin too. Adding in a mix of a variety of foods that contain skin-boosting elements on the regular may help your skin look younger, fresher, and healthier. Read on for some of the best healthy skin foods to add to your grocery list this week.

 10 Foods To Eat For Beautiful Skin
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4 Ways to Get Glowing Skin in Summer

Thursday, April 02, 2020

     Summer is here! It's one of the well-loved seasons because of sea, sand, and sun but not all love this hot humid weather because their skin tends to act up. We have different skin types and whether you like it or not, some of the skincare products that we use lose their effectiveness hence a change in your regimen is a must.
     Time to take your skincare game to the next level this summer. If you have dull and dry skin, chances are you need to hydrate your skin inside and out. Feeling rough somewhere in your elbows? Then you need to start the gentle scrubbing at the comfort of your home. There are many ways on how to give your skin some TLC this season and to start the long list, let me share 4 ways to get glowing skin in summer after the jump. 

4 Ways to Get Glowing Skin in Summer
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Product Review: Ishigaki Amino Premium White Glutathione (New Packaging, Label and Barcode)

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

     When a reader who has been using oral glutathione for several months or even years asks me what brand gives a pinkish-white result, without a second thought, my answer is Ishigaki Amino Premium White. This brand has been in the market for 10 years now and the formulation of this once-a-day dose for pinkish white skin tops most of the competitors because of its affordable price and effectiveness.

     Cheska's Store, the trusted online store since time immemorial sent Ishigaki Amino Premium White Glutathione with the new packaging, label, and barcode for me to try and share my thoughts. After using it for one month, I'm still going to recommend this variant to those who like healthy pinkish-white rather than pale white skin. Scroll down to see full details of my review :)

Product Review: Ishigaki Amino Premium White Glutathione (New Packaging, Label and Barcode)

Oilatum ProtectKNOWLogy Bath Time Summit

Saturday, February 08, 2020

     The ever-changing weather makes it quite a challenge for us to take care of our little one’s skin. The cold weather makes their skin dry while too much heat causes sun damage. We cannot control the weather, but we can control what we put on our children’s skin. 

     Oilatum, a globally trusted skincare brand, has recently launched ProtectKnowlogy Bath Time Summit to empower mothers to show their love through healthy skin. This summit is part of STADA’s game plan to help improve healthcare in the Philippines by providing quality products to the Filipinos such as Oilatum. 

Oilatum ProtectKNOWLogy Bath Time Summit

Product Review: Ishigaki Amino Classic White Glutathione (New Packaging, Label and Barcode)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

    And the consistent effective glutathione brand in the Philippine market award goes to... Ishigaki! Hooray! Yes, this brand that was first introduced 10 years ago is still one of the most affordable and effective brands to date. My first review of Ishigaki Glutathione Whitening Supplement was 2015 and for a span of five years, I have seen how the brand improved its packaging and formulation one after the other. This brand is also a favorite amongst beauty bloggers in the Philippines and Pinay Youtubers are well.

     Ishigaki Glutathione is has been FDA approved since 2017 that's why aside from the certification from FDA, the variants have been repackaged, reformulated, and received a GMP seal. I presume that with all these changes, Ishigaki fans have this burning question if it has the same whitening and glowing effect after finishing one bottle. Will the new variant give the same creamy or almost translucent complexion and faster results in as early as 2 weeks? Cheska's Online Store, the trusted online shop of all things beauty sent me a bottle to try and hopefully answer that question. So here are my thoughts after taking Ishigaki Amino Classic White religiously for a month.

Product Review: Ishigaki Amino Classic White (New Packaging, Label and Barcode)

Christmas Gift Ideas from Beach Born

Monday, December 16, 2019

     It's nearly a week to go before Christmas, are you done with your gift shopping yet? I presume some of you are still busy with work, parties, and reunions plus the horrible traffic situation lets you just postpone or delay your visit to the mall to buy gifts.

     Make Christmas gift shopping a breeze by ordering it online. All you have to do is browse, add to cart, checkout, and wait for your package at the comfort of your home. If you are running out of gift ideas, here's a guiltless gift-giving this season only from Beach Born. Say yes to a zero-waste Christmas with these thoughtful gifts that won't go to waste. I highly recommend everything here that you can also pack in a recyclable gift box. See the photos after the jump!

Christmas Gift Ideas from Beach Born

Human Stem Cell Extract: The Latest Breakthrough in Antiaging Skincare

Thursday, November 14, 2019

     Japan is known for being a leader of innovation which, naturally, encompasses skincare technology. And so last February 2019, Japan launched RE Placenta Essence Serum onto the market with the goal of “relieving the anxiety of ageing”. 

     This may sound typical. However, the synergistic power of a Nobel-prize winning component, high-quality placenta, skin growth factors, and top of the line beauty components has taken antiaging skincare to a whole new level. 

Human Stem Cell Extract: The Latest Breakthrough in Antiaging Skincare


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