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Snow Skin Whitening Soap | Gentlest whitening soap I’ve tried

19 Aug

I know I have a lot of backlogs with reviews and all I post recently are unboxing… I have two overdue unboxing posts that I need to catch up on when exam days are over.

Anyway, almost two weeks ago I received a package which contains 4 Snow Skin Whitening Soap and 1 box of Snow Caps. I was really happy to get them and was really excited to use them. For now, I will be reviewing the Snow Soap.

The box is sealed and bubble wrapped guaranteeing consumers that what we get is new and original.

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Here is a closer look.

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REVIEW: Gluta-C Intense Whitening Face and Body Soap

14 May

For my 4th Sample Room purchase, I got a lotion from Gluta-C. Though this is not a new brand name, this is my first time to use Gluta-C.

I always see the Gluta-C Intense Whitening Face and Body Soap around groceries and drugstores but haven’t really got myself one. Hubby would always reprimand of trying out new stuff since he believes in using “tried and tested” products. So when he saw the soap in Sample Room, he ordered one so we can both try them out.

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Product Description

INTENSE WHITENING and ANTI-AGING

The unique and powerful blend of Vitamin C and Glutathione is proven to be effective in ensuring

  • MAXIMUM WHITENING ACTION

Intensely lightens dark spots, blemishes and evens out the skin tone resulting to a fairer and more Radiant White. Suppresses melanin formation, which causes pigmentation and works at a deeper level even after rinsing off.

  • ADVANCED SKIN NOURISHMENT

These antioxidants progressively slow down the oxidation process which is the primary cause of aging. helps renew damaged skin and fosters a noticeably healthier youthful glow.

  • GENTLE CLEANSING

Specially formulated with moisturizing ingredients that cleanses skin of dirt and impurities without drying the skin.

ANTI-BACTERIAL

The combination of all ingredients inhibits microbial growth; keeps the skin cleaner, healthier and smelling fresh longer.

GLYCOSTECH

Quick and effective penetration of the skin using patented French technology.

Directions: Use as a regular face and body soap. Lather into wet skin and then rinse. For faster results, use in conjuction with other Gluta-C Intense Whitening products. Skincare has never been this easy!

Full size: 135g/ 60g

Price: PHP 104.75/ PHP 59.75

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REVIEW: Sastid Soap

25 Apr

Just recently I went swimming with my relatives, a birthday celebration of our cousin, Jumela. Though I was religiously applying my current favorite sunblock Nivea Sun Protect and Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist SPF 50, I ended up with a bit of tan and heat rash in my tummy.

The heat rash was gone clean after 5 days of using Sastid Soap.

I was introduced to this little baby when I was pregnant way back 2010.  I had rashes all over my body which were very itchy and I had pruritus all over. I cannot take in medications so anti-pruritic creams were prescribed. Together with the cream, Sastid Soap was also prescribed. Then after undergoing lab tests, I found out that I have gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The pruritus I have was a symptom of my GDM.

Sorry for the little history back there…

On now for the review of this soap.

Since my tummy was really itchy after our swimming, I first tried putting on my baby’s human nature sunflower baby oil. It relieved the itch at first but it remains after an hour. I couldn’t bear it anymore so I asked hubby to buy me my trusted sulfur soap, Sastid. But when I was fixing my closet, I found one! I have a stock of this that I totally forgot about. Thankfully, I found it right on time.

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I really love the pink box and the complete information it has. Brand name, generic name, grams, indication, manufacturer and distributor and their addresses, etc. The picture below contains the formulation, direction, indication and precaution.

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I don’t know how it retails now but back then it was sold for 160php. I remember showing a prescription upon buying this but I guess other pharmacies sell this without the prescription. The soap is 100g and is brown with logos of Stiefel and Sastid.

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It has Stiefel on one side and Sastid on the other.
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I am addicted to taking a bath. Most days, I take a bath twice a day. This summer season, I take a bath at least four times a day. I use this like a regular soap  making sure all affected areas of the skin are covered by the lather. I leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse thoroughly with water.

For the first day, the itchiness lessened and the redness on my skin started to ward off. On the third day, the rashes were almost invisible and the itchiness was no longer felt. On the fifth day, my skin is back to normal! YAY!

Though the rashes were gone already, I am still using this. I will probably switch to a regular soap or body wash soon.

 

Its mechanism of action is antifungal/keratolytic and its indicated for the treatment of various skin disorders such as seborrhea, acne and oily skin.

What I love about this:

(+) A product of GSK, a trusted brand

(+) It has a very cute pink packaging with complete information.

(+) It is available in local pharmacies although some may need some prescriptions.

(+) It has a sulfur-y smell and lingers on the skin.

(+) It is also a great body deodorizer. [I don’t use deo when I use this.]

(+) It relieves itchiness after every bath.

(+) It cleans really well and treats the skin immediately.

(+) It works fast! [My tummy has rashes all over and this made it clear again for just 5 days!]

(+) It doesn’t sting my skin but too much use may dry out my skin.

(+) It may be used for the face too!

(+) It lasts for a long time because a little rub gives a good lather.

(+) It has a 3-year shelf life.
What I wish:

(-) It was cheaper. Other sulfur soaps are sold for less than 100php and this one retails for 160php.

 

Overall: This is my go-to product for itchiness/rashes or any skin problems that come my way. I trust this and it really works!  I will definitely repurchase. I have to stock again!

REVIEW: Human Nature 100% Natural Cleansing Bar

19 Feb

For the first time in the history of Human Nature, they released an all natural fragrance free natural cleansing bar. Everyone was giddy excited the time it was available in the market. I usually attend the Human Nature Manila Branch magalogue turnover during mornings but just this time I got to attend the afternoon’s session. And to my (and fellow dealers) surprise, it was out of stock already. All those who attended the morning magalogue turnover hoarded.

I got this after a week’s worth of waiting.

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Product Description:

Why go for soaps that leave chemical traces on your skin and the environment? Choose only the good!  Our 100% Natural Cleansing Bar harnesses nature’s goodness to wash away the day’s dirt and grime while leaving your skin feelingcleanfresh and moisturized. And because it’s  fragrance-free, your skin is left clean and clear from all synthetic irritants found in chemical soaps.

Our cleansing bar is cold-processed, which means that it takes more time to make than your usual chemical soaps, which are hot-processed. Hot-processing removes the naturally hydrating glycerin in soap, which is often replaced afterward with synthetic fillers and harmful additives that leave the skin dry and dull after bathing. Cold-processing, on the other hand, produces high-quality soap that retains beneficial natural glycerin which keeps skin soft and hydrated. As a bonus, cold-processing consumes less energy and produces less waste – so it’s not only skin-friendly, but eco-friendly as well!

Do the earth and your skin a favor! Each time you use our cleansing bar, you help make our environment a little greener and your skin a lot cleaner!

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Before using this, I cut it into four parts to save it from melting away. I have done this to other easy melting soaps (Ceraklin soap of my daughter before and Snoe’s Oatmeal Soap). I don’t mind using small parts of soaps, though some may tend to have a hard time holding and keeping it in their hands as they lather.

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The 90g soap sells for 64.75php. Not bad for an all natural soap! The cleansing bar is white in color and is fragrance free (as said in the label).

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I’ve been using this for a month now. Roughly, I use a part for about 10days. The number of days the soap lasts depends on the number of times I shower. On normal days, I take a bath twice a day. I never go to bed without hitting the shower. During hot and humid days, I take a bath more than 3 times because I just hate feeling hot and sweaty.

Thankfully, this cleansing bar doesn’t dry out my skin, no matter how many times I use it. It lathers well but is not as sudsy as other commercial soaps I’ve tried. It also rinses out quickly without leaving any residue on my skin. I didn’t experience stings and dryness with this. It cleans well but doesn’t make my skin feel tight. It hydrates well because I always come out of the bathroom feeling fresh. I love that it leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and moisturized. Oh and it really helps if you follow it up with a lotion/body butter to lock in the moisture. The perfect combo for beautiful, soft, healthy skin: Cleansing Bar + Berry Bliss Lotion in the morning and Cleansing Bar + Berry Bliss Body Butter at night! Love the results!

The only downside I think is that it feels a bit gooey if left wet. I usually leave my soap ‘dry’ in the sense that it is free from excess water so it won’t melt and be wasted.

Reasons why I love this:

(+) HHN product means its Pro- Philippines, Pro-poor, Pro-environment

(+) unique packaging with complete information, ingredients, expiration date, etc.

(+) available online, in some stores/kiosks, thru dealers (like me! you can order this from me!) and in Human Nature branches

(+) affordable for 64.75 for 90g of product! 

(+) fragrance free and mild yet cleans very well

(+) doesn’t sting and dry out my skin

(+) doesn’t leave any residue after rinsing

(+) makes skin feeling hydrated, healthy and moisturized

(+) works best with lotions/moisturizers

I didn’t want to write a negative comment here because I can live with its soft creamy side that melts easily with water. I cut my soaps even before and I’m so used to ‘drying’ them up before putting it back on the soap dish. Tee hee! 🙂

I just love this so much and I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for an all natural soap that delivers!

Great job HHN!