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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 :)

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Good Times!~

Product Review: Natura Organics Emergency Ex-Zit Gel

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

     Hello dearies! I will not make a very long introduction to this wonderful product that was sent to me by Natura Organics months ago to try and see if this will make nasty pimple exit or go away. The name of this pimple gel says it all. It's a remedy for this kind of emergency where a pimple or zit is going to pop up a day or two before your big day. It's so frustrating that an angry, reddish, and humongous pimple is threatening to ruin your first date, your photo shoot, or presentation because it wants to show up in your face.

     This is my third pimple spot treatment to date. I don't have flawless skin, I have freckles and I often get a zit or two before, during, and after my monthly period. When I was in college I have this bad habit of pricking those nasty zits on my cheeks and chin where they always pop out if the size is still the same after a week. Thank goodness that pimple gels and pimple spot corrector were invented, no more popping just apply a dot and see the magic work if the brand you have in hand is effective but if not, nothing will happen overnight or after three days. Scroll down to see my experience about Natura Organics Emergency Ex-Zit Gel :)
Product Review: Natura Organics Emergency Ex-Zit Gel
     When it comes to over-the-counter acne products, you end up with a lot of the same ingredients, over and over: benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, witch hazel, charcoal, and (sometimes) retinoids. Yawn. The problem is, acne is caused by a bacterium, P. acnes. Like all bacteria, P. acnes exhibits bacterial resistance. Over time, “only the strongest survive.” Your acne treatment may kill 95% of the bacterial colonies, but a small percentage will mutate and survive. These resilient bacteria will reproduce — which is why effective agents in EMERGENCY EX-ZIT GEL is formulated. 
Product Review: Natura Organics Emergency Ex-Zit Gel
size: 20 g

price: 149 php (Around $3.30)

place bought: Free
Please refer to the links below on where and how to avail their products
To shop online: Text/Viber 09163089155 Jessica and SMS/Vibe/whatsapp/iMessage Ophelia at +6598307813 for orders

instructions for use: Wash your hands before application. Use a cotton bud to scoop out the product from the tub and apply it on affected area. Re-apply as needed.

ingredients: Seaweed Extract, Jojoba, Virgin Coconut Oil, Neem, Tea Tree Oil
Product Review: Natura Organics Emergency Ex-Zit Gel
This gel is transparent in color.
Product Review: Natura Organics Emergency Ex-Zit Gel

     Below is a proof that Natura Organics Emergency Ex-Zit Gel is an effective pimple spot treatment. I apply this gel thrice or four times a day and after two days, the pimple has subsided then totally healed after four days. All healed. The only problem I have is dark spot cause by the zit. 
Product Review: Natura Organics Emergency Ex-Zit Gel
Before and after photo

What I like:

  • The price is  super affordable for a 20 g of product! 
  • This pimple gel can pass as unscented.
  • There's a plastic lid on top of cover. I accidentally drop this tub and the lid prevented the gel from transferring to the cover.
  • It's gel-type in nature but a bit runny.
  • A little amount goes a long way.
  • There's a minty and cooling sensation once the product is applied on my angry, reddish, and painful zit.
  • Doesn't burn or peel the site where I applied it.
  • This gel reduced the size of my pimple overnight.
  • After 2 days, the pimple has dried up.

What I don't like:

  • The packaging is flimsy.
  • The product is in a container without spatula. It would be great if this product is packaged in a plastic tube with nozzle tip for ease of use since all I need is a spot- dot size amount in treating pimples. I will just use my fingers or cotton buds to spread the product on my pimple/s.
  • No ingredients list printed on the package.
  • No batch, manufacturing, and expiry date.
  • Not easily accessible.

Will I repurchase? Yes! But not for now since I still have a tub to finish but this one is back-up worthy!

     I give this a 4.5/5 rating. If you're eager to really make your pimple/s gone in less than two days, make sure to use it more than twice a day. Religious application will make heal pimple/s faster. Since I'm always at home I make sure to apply a thin layer three or four times a day. I'm totally surprised when I woke up the next day because swelling, redness, and size of my pimples had been reduced then after two days it's gone already. If there's a sign that a new pimple is coming out, I immediately apply this gel and voila! I can bid my pimples goodbye :D

Do you use spot corrector treatment for your pimple/s? 

Good Times!~

DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by Natura Organics for a review. The thoughts expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. What works for me may not work for you or vice versa. 

Product Review: Milea Mineral Makeup Propolis Concealer

Sunday, December 29, 2013

     Concealers, one of the best I've been breaking out day savior! Almost all of the women I know had their share of breakouts, big or small. It can make or break your day if you don't know to hide them. To conceal stubborn pimples, one needs a heavy duty concealer that will erase or hide them instantly. But what about concealers that have added skin benefits? Like healing and concealing nasty zits at the same time, genius eh?! I think everyone would love to conceal and heal their pimples using a single product, right? In my quest of finding the right skin care and makeup products, healing concealers are among the last thing that I would consider buying because some of them contain ingredients that I'm allergic two. I also can't find the right brand aside from high-end ones. So to cut the story short, this kind of makeup sans skin care falls below the list of my must-haves not until Ms. Edilee of Milea Natural Beauty sent me their Propolis Concealer. I was very intrigued with the concealer and having second thoughts on my mind since this is the first organic concealer that I have to date. But this doubt was immediately erased on my mind because the first organic soaps that I love until now came from Milea. So there's an assurance that the product will work for me like that of my first love organic soaps and their lemongrass toner that I keep or purchasing one after the other.

     So enough of the blabber, here it is my honest to goodness review of Milea Propolis Concealer after using the product for almost three months now. I can attest to the positive effects of this product alone in gradually diminishing those minor pimples from breakouts and those starting to pop out. Click CONTINUE READING for details.

Milea Mineral Makeup Propolis Concealer
Conceals and Heals Skin Breakout

Product Review: b.liv Customized Skin Care System

Sunday, June 30, 2013

     Skin care is very important for me. I can skip makeup for a day but never for skin care. Even if I'm dead tired and sleepy, I really make sure to wash, tone and moisturize my face before hitting the sack. I don't have flawless skin. That's why I need to combat skin imperfections with good skin care products especially if the cause includes pollution, stress and hormonal imbalance. I've tried so many skin care products before, from the cheap to high end ones. Some will do the job in a week's time while others will just add another problem. There's no assurance that once you try a certain skin care product, the following day your skin imperfections are gone. If I found my HG (holy grail) product, I make sure to stick to it and avoid trying new ones. But over time, my skin becomes immune to the products I'm using that's why another journey on finding the right skin care product begins. I have one question to ask: 


     This is another concern that sometimes I consider when choosing the right skin care products for my skin type. Using skin care products from the whole system or line can be expensive and does not guarantee us with positive results. But some individuals prefer using the products from the entire system because they believe that consistency is the key. If you use and anti- aging products from a specific brand, your should use the facial wash, cream, toner, serum, eye cream and sunblock that's included in the whole skin care line. 

    What if you have different skin care problems and you want to address all using few skin care products? Fret not because now you can have a customized skin care routine that will address to your problems. When Ms. Josephine of b.liv skin care email me and asked me to try their products, I'm quiet hesitant because I haven't tried using combined products to aid my aging skin, hormonal acne and uneven skin tone. I usually treat them one by one. So when she lay out the products that I'll be using and the description of each, I'm somehow relieved about the side effects if ever if I'll start using this customized skin care from b.liv.

     To know more about b.liv, please visit their website here: b.liv by Cellnique You'll learn important skin care information and you can even score samples for free!!!

     So back to the review, after assessing my skin care condition almost 2 months ago Ms. Josephine customized my b.liv skin care products to use. Here it is, my honest to goodness review of b.liv skin care products for aging, large pores, uneven skin tone and blemished skin. 
Before using b.liv skin care products.


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