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Product Review: Blooming G (Borage Oil 500 mg Capsule)

Thursday, August 16, 2018

     I've been reviewing health and beauty supplements for more than five years now. I can say that I've had a fair share of experience in the online world when it comes to whitening, anti-aging, and wellness department. Skin lightening is the main concern of modern Filipinas that's why glutathione supplements are selling like hotcakes here in our country. Next to skin lightening is anti-aging. More and more women are focusing on anti-aging these days. The search for the fountain of youth will start from skin care products, oral supplements, and dermatology treatments. 

     Lastly, wellness supplements for weight loss, vitamins, and anti-oxidants that give glowing skin are becoming popular nowadays because of the so-called "ang fresh mo teh" (looking fresh) or "blooming ka ngayon" (you are blooming) peg. Speaking of fresh and blooming, I'm so excited to share with you a skin care supplement that gives a natural skin moisturizing benefit and more (Yes more because it has a lot of benefits) from within. Enter Blooming-G (Borage Oil 500 mg Capsule), a promising health supplement for a blooming you :)

Product Review: Blooming G (Borage Oil 500 mg Capsule)

Feature: Thiocell Premium Glutathione

Friday, March 04, 2016

     Glutathione is one famous whitening supplement that sells like hot cakes here in our country. Today, there are different preparations or type of glutathione- it can be topical, oral, intravenous, and the sublingual. If you're into skin whitening, I presume that you have tried the first three that I've mentioned above. These are all easily accessible in the market and in different dermatology clinics today. First time glutathione users always have a question in mind and it's all about the effectiveness of the brand they're taking.

     Well, if you're a a long time oral glutathione user and wants to try another form then it’s time to wake up to whiter, brighter and more radiant skin with Thiocell, the first and only glutathione supplement in lozenge form. Sharing with you a more information about the product that promises to help you achieve that radiant glow you’ve always wanted! More about Thiocell- the premium glutathione that truly delivers below :)
Feature: Thiocell Premium Glutathione 
Thiocell Glutathione

  • Thiocell is the medical breakthrough patented by Dr. Theodore Hersh, a renowned professor of the Emory University School of Medicine, who has over 20 patents under his name in the development of glutathione and selenium products. 
  • After years of research and clinical study, he discovered a newer, safer, and more effective way for the body to absorb and use glutathione.
  • It is well known that glutathione offers countless benefits. Not only does it help in skin whitening, it also boosts your immune system,enabling the body to fight off free radicals and prevents further damage at the cellular level, which causes skin aging. 
  • Proven to be the more superior product in the market, Thiocell is the first and only oral glutathione in lozenge form. 
  • It is clinically proven to reduce pigmentation and achieve healthier, brighter and more beautiful skin in as early as 2 weeks. 
  • The secret to Thiocell’s outstanding performance lies in three key fundamentals: the GCS synergy, Lozenge delivery, and the science of premium whitening.
Feature: Thiocell Premium Glutathione 
Php 2,600 30 Tabs per bottle good for 1 month use
GCS Synergy

  • Thiocell is formulated using a safe but potent combination of L-Glutathione, Vitamin C and L-Selenomethionine. 
  • This synergistic balance of key ingredients not only primes the body to absorb glutathione more effectively, but encourages the natural production of more glutathione in the body. 
  • Enjoy double benefits of skin whitening, anti-aging, and an improved, healthy immune system. 
  • Thiocell also contains Vitamin D and Grapeseed Extract, which boost the clinical benefits of glutathione

Lozenge Form for Optimal Absorption

     Other products may claim to be equal because they each contain 500mg of glutathione, but how much of it is really absorbed in the body? Thiocell differentiates itself in this aspect, promising optimal absorption, through its unique and more effective method of glutathione delivery– Lozenge form. 

     The grape-flavored lozenge is dissolved in the oral cavity and can be consumed safely. Since Thiocell is absorbed through the oral cavity, all the active ingredients enter the systemic circulation intact, and that ensures highest efficacy.

     “Unlike Thiocell, glutathione capsules lose much of its potency because when a capsule is ingested, it goes through several metabolic processes and passes through several organs like the stomach and intestines in the digestive tract. With Thiocell, the glutathione dissolves immediately in your mouth and is directly absorbed into the body through the oral cavity. This in effect reduces the damaging oxidative stress on organs,” adds Ramesh. Fast and effective, you are assured that nothing of the 500 mg of glutathione goes to waste.
Feature: Thiocell Premium Glutathione 
Director and COO of Brady Pharma Dr. Ramesh Krishnamurthy
What the experts have to say with Thiocell

  • Thiocell is indeed an exceptional product, and has been clinically proven to be more effective. 
  • No longer are you wasting essential nutrients that are lost in metabolism, and no longer will you need to suffer painful injections and bruising caused by IV glutathione injections. 
  • You can achieve a healthier, more radiant glow safely and quickly. 

Feature: Thiocell Premium Glutathione 
Thank you to these dermatologists who enlightened us about Thiocell during the event.
   In the clinical study* conducted in the Philippines, which tested the efficacy of Thiocell in Filipino women, the results were far more convincing because patients experienced skin lightening in as early as two weeks. Thiocell undoubtedly delivers.  
     By end of 8th week, 100% of patients reported lighter and brighter skin. Even on the cellular level, the Mexameter readings (a tool used to measure the color of the skin) showed a significant reduction in melanin production and pigmentation. The studies also confirmed that Thiocell is safe for long-term use. 
     Supported by science, confirmed by doctors - Thiocell is, indeed, the more trusted product when it comes to achieving whiter, brighter and more beautiful skin. * CLINICAL STUDY: *International Journal of Dermatology 2016, 55, 153–157
     I've learned a lot during the event from the doctors and the makers behind Thiocell. They've answered some of the questions that I have in mind when it comes to taking oral glutathione supplements. I'm relieved to hear from the dermatologists that taking glutathione is not only for whitening purposes. It still depends on the lifestyle of an individual if the product will be effective or not. Take this simple example: You're taking oral glutathione but you are always under the sun and you don't wear sunblock, then it simply defeats the purpose. 

Thiocell is a product of Brady Pharma
Available in Watsons nationwide and can be purchased through
Like them on Facebook: ThiocellUSA

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Thiocell Glutathione #NewWayOfWhitening Launch

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

     Whitening products are selling like hotcakes here in our country. The pursuit of having paper white, flawless, and glowing skin is still in. It's a no brainer that if you're into whitening and wants faster results, then you prolly have step up the game into a higher notch. I know that some of you may resort to oral supplements other than topical skin care products for faster results. I presume that most of you have already seen or heard different brands of glutathione sold in the market today.

     The most common oral glutathione products are in capsule form. Some says that not all the contents of glutathione capsule will be absorbed by the body because of the metabolism process. I will not explain this further since I'm not an expert or a medical professional who have the knowledge to expound on that. What I'll share with you today is a new form of glutathione that promises to give you a 100% percent absorption rate because the moment a lozenge is being dissolved in the oral cavity, faster absorption will take place. Let me introduce to you, Thiocell Glutathione and discover a new way of whitening below!
Thiocell Glutathione #ANewWayOfWhitening Launch
What is Thiocell Glutathione?

  • Thiocell is considered as the breakthrough premium Glutathione supplement in the Philippine market today that promises to be the most safe and effective whitening and anti-aging product.
  • Thiocell is the brainchild of the immense medical studies of renowned American doctor, Dr. Theodore Hersh. Thiocell is one of Dr. Theodore’s 20 US Patented formulation to date. It is clinically proven and widely accepted as a master oxidant.
  • Developed with American science and equipped with advanced technology, Thiocell is indeed the science of premium whitening. 
  • It is the newest glutathione supplement that has clinical studies on its efficacy and safety published at the International Journal of Dermatology
  • Thiocell is in lozenge form. It is like candy that dissolves in your mouth. The absorption starts the minute you take it, giving you the full dose of its power combination of Glutathione, Vitamin C and Selenium.

Thiocell Glutathione #ANewWayOfWhitening Launch
Thiocell Glutathione
     If you're a long time glutathione user, I'm sure that you will be more interested to know the ingredients of each lozenge. Surprisingly, this glutathione has a unique combination because of L-Selenomethionine. It's the first combination that I've seen because common combinations are usually composed of L-glutathione, NAC, and ALA. See the ingredients below:

  • L-glutathione (reduced) 500mg – an antioxidant that whitens your skin
  • Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 100mg – It aids in skin whitening and boosts our immune system
  • Grape seed extract 25mg – has a collagen effect
  • Vitamin D 200 IU -antiaging
  • Vitamin E 10 IU -fat soluble antioxidant that is essential for maintenance of healthy skin.
  • L-Selenomethionine 100 mcg -has anti melanoma activity, with protective effects against UV-induced DNA damage. It also reduces inflammation and pigmentation.
  • Take one lozenge a day then let it dissolve slowly in the mouth. It is best taken at first thing in the morning.
Thiocell Glutathione #ANewWayOfWhitening Launch
Thiocell Glutathione 
     During the event, Dr. Kaycee Reyes of Luminisce Holistic Skin Innovations debunked the myths on skin whitening and glutathione. She shared some tips on how to take care of the skin from within. I've also learned that there are no studies claiming the effectiveness of oral glutathione in skin whitening should you wish to take it for a long span of time. You should take it for two-three months max then stop for a month or two then you may continue again. After her talk, we were introduced to Thiocell Glutathione and what are the benefits it can do to our body aside from whitening.
Thiocell Glutathione #ANewWayOfWhitening Launch
Dra. Kaycee Reyes of Luminisce Holistic Skin Innovations
      I've enumerated the important things that you need to know about Thiocell Glutathione above. If you want me to review this product, kindly comment your thoughts below. Thank you so much Brady Pharma, for bringing this product here in the Philippines and for having me. Thiocell is availabele in Lazada. You may purchase Thiocell for P2,600 per bottle. A bottle contains 30 lozenges good for a month's supply.

To know more about Thiocell Glutathione
Like them on Facebook: Thiocell USA
Follow them on Twitter: @THIOCELL
Follow them on Instagram: @thiocell

Good Times!~

Product Review: Rosy Peel

Monday, August 31, 2015

     Hi dearies! Last month, I received a skin supplement from Growrich-Great Well Pharma and it's in pill form. Rosy Peel Capsule is not new to me because I've seen it on Mercury Drugstore's shelves every time I buy my father's maintenance medicine. Yes, I'm intrigued because simply put it is a skincare supplement. I'm preventing myself from feeding my curiosity at that time that's why I did not bother to buy a pill or two because I don't want to ingest something that I have no idea with.

     I did a little research and found different features and reviews on Rosy Peel from beauty bloggers here in the Philippines. Most of them said that it made their skin glow and they look less haggard during the time they were taking this supplement. This product is a combination of young green strawberries, guava, bignay, and kamias. These four fruits are known to be a strong antioxidant, gives anti-aging action on the skin, prevents and repair cell damage, reduce risks of disease linked to aging, an antibacterial remedy, and other benefits not only make the skin beautiful from the outside but also to protect the body from free-radicals. See my experience after taking Rosy Peel capsule for two weeks below and more information about the product :)

Product Review: Rosy Peel 

Rosy Peel Herbal Dietary Supplement Capsule

     This supplement is made from dormant saps of young green strawberry, bignay, kamias, and guava fruits. Through short fermentation mode, the essential nutrients and phytochemicals contained in the unique combination of these fruit saps were made to work in synergy, unleashing its great potential in keeping the skin healthy and enhancing the skin’s capability for refermation. Rosy Peel 500mg was encapsulated for ease and convenience of intake for a heathier and rosier you.

Product Review: Rosy Peel
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Rosy Peel is a...
  • Rich source of Vitamin C and natural antioxidants that benefit the skin.
  • Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid is a water-soluble and anti-oxidant vitamin that takes part in collagen formation to accelerate wound healing. This property may be responsible in controlling deeper crater formation (pockmarks) from pimple manipulation.
  • According to studies, oral intake of Vitamin C in combination with Vitamin E (present in Guava) is also effective in obtaining UV protection by dietary means.
  • Vitamin C and Vitamin E have been proven to improve skin appearance and decrease skin wrinkling, thus reducing skin aging.
  • This vitamin may also prevent skin dryness and roughness, leaving the skin soft, rosy, and healthy.

Product Review: Rosy Peel 
3 blister packs 

size: 30 capsules/box for 1 month use

price: 660 php (Around $14.10+)
22 php per piece (Around $0.50+)

place bought: Free 
Available at Mercury drug and all leading drugstores nationwide

instruction for use: Take 1 to 2 capsules daily or as advised by your healthcare professional.

ingredients: Strawberry (Fragaria sp) 350 mg, Guava (Psidium Guajava) 50 mg, Kamias (Averrhoa bilimbi) 50mg, Bignay (Antidesma bunius) 50mg

     I take two capsules of Rosy Peel every day, one after breakfast and another one before bedtime. I already consumed the whole box and now I can say my thoughts about the product. 

Product Review: Rosy Peel 

What I like:
  • The price is affordable.
  • The packaging is simple and the capsule is color pink. 
  • The capsule is easy to swallow.
  • There's no funky odor or scent. Perfect for those with a sensitive nose like me.
  • No stomach ache, nausea, dizziness, or allergic reactions while taking this supplement.
  • No further breakouts, allergies, or whatsoever.
  • Rich in Vitamins C and E from the main ingredients of this supplement. These vitamins are known to make the skin soft and supple.
  • It made my pale skin brighter and glowing.
  • I usually have a mouth sore (singaw) on my gums that resulted from hard brushing of teeth. I noticed that it healed faster than before.
  • There are batch, manufacturing, and expiry date printed on the bottle.
  • Easily accessible.
  • It's easy on the pocket especially for the budget-conscious individual because it can be bought per piece. 

What I don't like:
  • None so far.

Will I purchase? Yes, it's in the realm of possibility. 

     I give this product a 4.5/5 rating. I can say that Rosy Peel works like your regular vitamin C but has a more anti-oxidant effect because of the ingredients. It also has vitamin E from Guava, another anti-oxidant that when taken regularly gives glow and suppleness of the skin. I recommend this product if you like to take vitamin C and vitamin E coming from natural sources like strawberries, guava, bignay, and kamias. I know some are afraid of taking a synthetic form of food supplement so this one is for you.

      I can say that this herbal supplement is promising and when taken religiously, it can make the skin bright, less dry, and supple. It may not give a drastic change in terms of skin lightening, but it can make the skin look younger and fresher. Less haggard-looking and more on the anti-aging department.

Have you tried taking Rosy Peel capsule? Share your experience below!

For more information about Rosy Peel, visit their website:
Like them on Facebook: rosypeelcapsule
Follow them on Twitter: @Rosy_Peel
Follow them on Instagram: @rosypeel

Good Times!~

DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by Nuffnang Philippines for a feature and 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 with you or vice versa.

Product Review: Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Saturday, May 30, 2015

     Hi dearies! Weeks ago I accepted Kiehl's Philippines #WokeUpLikeThis challenge. I posted a photo of my bare face on my Instagram account @Kathneko. That photo was taken upon waking up, I can say that my skin was dull and a bit oily. I have a fair skin tone and there are times that I look pale and sickly. I've been searching for a skin care product that will restore moisture and make my skin glow even without makeup. To tell you honestly, I'm shy to show you my bare face photo. Yes, acne and other skin impurities are not visible already because of organic soaps and current skincare routine but the healthy glow is missing.

     This product is a cult fave and been raved by beauty bloggers worldwide. It's also in my lemming for the longest time not until Kiehl's Philippines sent me this bottle. I've been using this product for more than two weeks now and I can say the texture of my skin is different and it's glowing when I look in the mirror first thing in the morning! More information about the product below, scroll down please :)

Product Review: Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

The Sorcery to Skin Recovery

     Wake up to younger-looking skin with the Midnight Recovery ConcentrateLook like you’ve had 8 hours of sleep despite only having 4 with Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate! It is a powerful concentration, specifically formulated to biologically replicate skin’s natural lipids, optimally programmed to best absorb active ingredients, typically between 12 midnight to 4 am. With its ingredients – the Anhydrous Squalane, night-blooming Evening Primrose, therapeutic Lavender, Coriander and Rose Hip Seed Oils, and other nourishing oils, the Midnight Recovery Concentrate is your elixir to the restoration of youthful skin in the morning.

Product Review: Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate
  • Concocted with a unique blend of essentially nourishing oils that enhances the skin’s nocturnal functions that help reduce visible lines and wrinkles
  • Repairs and fortifies the skin’s barriers making skin firmer and resilient to damage
  • Gives the skin vital nutrients when it is most, rendering the skin’s radiance and improving its smoothness

Product Review: Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

size: 30 ml/ 1oz

price: 2,895 (Around $64.00+)

place bought: Free
Visit their stores at Alabang Town Center (02) 823-2425, Ayala Center Cebu (32) 401-1542, Greenbelt 5 (02) 728-9561, Power Plant Mall Rockwell (02) 621-6295, Shangri-la Plaza East Wing (02) 477-3916, SM Aura (02) 955-2274, SM Makati (02) 893-7968, SM Mall Of Asia (02) 659-7698, SM Megamall (02) 696-7009, SM North EDSA (02) 351-3620, TriNoma Mall (02) 576-4893

instructions for use: Apply 2-3 drops on cleansed skin. Gently press fingertips to cheeks, forehead, and chin to evenly distribute the application before gently massaging it into the skin. Can wear alone or under moisturizer

ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Squalane, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Coriander Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Lavender Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Linalool, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Citronellol, Geraniol, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Turmeric Root Extract, Limonene, Citral, Sclareolide, Rose Flower Oil, Jasmine Extract, Sunflower Seed Oil

Product Review: Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate
The texture is runny
     Here's a photo of moi after 14 days of using Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate every night. No bb cream, face powder, and eyeliner. I used my favorite eyebrow powder to fill in my brows. You can see a more healthy skin, even though I have eyebags I'm not shy to show a selfie of my bare face. I don't have flawless skin. You can still see the freckles on my cheeks. It's all the glow and the radiance that's why I highly recommend this product :)

Product Review: Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Selfie no filter :)

What I like:
  • The scent- even though it's herbal-like I can tolerate it. This one smells lavender.
  • Made from natural extracts and beauty oils. See list of ingredients :)
  • A little amount goes a long way, as in a long way. I only need 2-3 drops for my entire face. I think this 30 ml bottle will last for a year!
  • Very handy and travel-friendly bottle.
  • Kiehl's MRC is easily absorbed once applied.
  • Non-greasy and I don't feel the oily texture once the concentrate is absorbed by my skin.
  • There's a soothing and calming effect after application.
  • The glow is really obvious in the morning after waking up.
  • Made my skin soft and smooth to touch.
  • It made my face brighter.
  • Easily accessible.
  • Batch and manufacturing date printed at the bottom of the packaging.
  • Free from paraben, fragrance, and mineral oil.

What I don't like:
  • It gave me a small cystic pimple on my chin.
  • It will be expensive for budget-conscious individuals.

Will I repurchase?: Yes but not for now because this bottle will last me for a year. 

      I give this product a 4.25/5 rating. This serum is one of the best skin care products that I have tried to date. Even though it gave me a small cystic pimple on the first 3 days of use, the glowing skin is what I'm aiming for. I can live with one cystic pimple because I know it will heal in the next few days. I have a spot treatment for that so I'll just leave the pimple and concentrate more on what this product is meant for- healthy and glowing skin with fine lines/pre-mature wrinkle eraser on the side.

     I've been hearing positive reviews about it even before I started blogging so this one is on my skincare wish list for a very long time as what I've mentioned above. I'm glad that Kiehl's Philippines sent me a full-sized bottle to try. I'm crossing this on my wishlist but will definitely not crossing on my next skincare essentials shopping list :) I highly recommend this product. It's also an anti-aging regimen so if you're on your late 20's, you might need this to start your anti-aging regimen early.

For more information about Kiehl's visit their website:
Like them on Facebook: KiehlsPhilippines
Follow them on Twitter: @kiehlsph
Follow them on Instagram: @kiehlsphilippines

Good Times!~

DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by Kiehl's Philipines for their #WokeUpLikeThis Kiehl's Day to Night Challenge. The views expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. We have different skin types. What works for me may not work for you or vice versa.


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