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Unboxing the April 2015 BDJ Box SpringIntoBeauty

5 May

Aahh, April… that month wherein vacation starts and all you can think of is relaxing and having fun. To add to this fun, BDJ Box sent out a #SpringIntoBeauty box which has products to help us achieve a blooming aura.

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Here are the full sized products:

MyChoice Pure Herbal Soap

Tony Moly Intense Care Snail Foot Mask

Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Facial Scrub

Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub

MyChoice Bubble Shower Salt 2-in-1

Mustela 2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash 

Mustela Stretch Marks Double Action

Mustela Hydra Bebe Body Lotion

MyChoice Anti Acne Cream

FS Cosmetics Lash Extravagance Mascara

Revlon Highlighting Palette

MyChoice Perfum Spray

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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: St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub (Fresh Skin)

25 Apr

I have been seeing St. Ives Apricot Scrub when I was young and thought that it may be really working. Since I already have the St. Ives Collagen Elastin Moisturizer, I thought of getting this one too. Actually, I’ve had this for a year now. Even before I got myself Human Nature’s Vanilla Body Scrub.

I actually bought this to serve as a face scrub which I have none. But as said in the label, “Great for face and body”, this is a great multi-tasking product. Yippee! Talk about hitting two birds with one stone…

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St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub for Fresh Skin has the same container and net amount of the moisturizer. It comes in a big plastic tub that contains the rich, thick face and body scrub. It’s also great to find all the information needed in the container. What’s not okay is that, since it is like a sticker, it may get ruined or erased with usage. But hey, it is bearable.

Exfoliates to reveal smooth, radiant skin —as the label says.

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APPLICATIONMoisten face with water. Dispense product onto fingertips and massage over face. Rinse with water. Avoid direct contact with eyes. In case of contact with eyes, flush thoroughly with water. For best results, use 3 to 4 times per week.

PRODUCT CLAIMS

Oil-free • Non-irritating • dermatologist-tested • 100% natural exfoliants • 100% natural extracts • Formulated without parabens and phthalates • Made without animal ingredientsKEY INGREDIENTS

  1. APRICOTS are known to contain one of the highest levels of carotenoids (think vitamin A) and super-effective antioxidants. All of this natural power might seem, well, too powerful, but they are actually quite gentle and nourishing and they help make fresher, more nourished skin beautifully possible.
  2. CORN KERNEL MEAL is actually flour ground from dried corn. It’s a soft, but gently powerful all-natural exfoliant that promotes skin cell turnover and regeneration. Cornmeal makes softer-feeling, fresher skin possible.
  3. WALNUT is known for its hard shell, but when it’s ground, it becomes an amazingly effective, all-natural exfoliant ingredient in our scrubs. Not only are walnuts plentiful on the planet, they also help newer, healthier skin come to the surface.

I still use this as a face scrub twice a week. On lazy days, I use this for both face and body so I don’t have to switch to another body scrub. As you can see in the picture, the scrub is unlike any other. Other scrubs have a creamy consistency with a little granules on the side. This one is more on the thick-full-scrub that you don’t feel any creamy-foamy-wash. When you apply it, you can feel the apricot scrub in every part of your body.

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I love the fresh scent of apricot this scrub has! The scent of the key ingredients combined — apricot, corn kernel meal and walnut yields a refreshing, invigorating feel. I also love that the scent stays for quite a while even after I step out of the shower. I just follow the no-brainer application tip of just rubbing it on your moist skin and rinsing it off. As I am massaging the product on my face and/or body, I can really feel the tiny beads exfoliating. Upon rinsing it off, my face and whole body felt very fresh! My skin also felt very smooth. It really exfoliates and reveals soft, smooth skin. Since I use this as a face scrub more often, I think I am having less breakouts.

I use this at least twice a week . I make sure to apply moisturizers after to keep my skin soft, smooth and hydrated.

Reasons why I love this:

(+) The scent is really invigorating

(+) It doesn’t sting, itch, irritate and dry out my skin.

(+) It doesn’t leave any residue after rinsing.

(+) It exfoliates to reveal and make skin feeling soft and smooth

(+) It works best with lotions/moisturizers.

(+) It is a 2-in-1 product that you can use for both face and body.

(+) It is not tested on animals and made without animal ingredients.

(+) Made with 100% natural exfoliants and 100% natural extracts

(+) Oil-free and non-irritating [that is why it is great for both face and body]

(+) Dermatologist-tested

(+) Formulated without parabens and phthalates

(+) Complete information on the product: ingredients, expiration date, etc.

(+) Available in leading department stores

(+) affordable for an enormous size of 283g/239php!

What I wish: 

(+) It came in a squeeze tube to prevent product contamination.

(+) It came in more scents!

OVERALL: I recommend this product to anyone looking for a good face and body scrub.

REVIEW: Human Nature 100% Natural Bamboo Body Scrub

21 Mar

It’s bikini season once again! Are you ready to show some skin?

If you want to achieve soft, smooth, clean and radiant skin, exfoliate!

Why exfoliate? Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells (which settles on the epidermis, the top most layer of the skin), revealing your skin’s radiance. Exfoliating your skin from top to toe will get you glowing and ready for summer!

BUT…make sure what you use to exfoliate is safe, effective and gentle on the skin. Try Human Nature’s 100% Natural Bamboo Body Scrub in Vanilla Paradise!

I’ve had this product ever since it first hit the shelves. I attend Human Nature Manila’s magalogue turnover most of the time and I think I got this September 8 of last year. Check out my haul post last September.

I know this review is late already, but I think it just gave me enough time to test the product.

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Product Description

Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and step into paradise in the comfort of your own home. Our 100% Natural Bamboo Body Scrub will give you the complete bath pampering experience so that you and your skin can get that much deserved TLC. It has bamboo scrubs and black rice to gently yet effectively exfoliate deep-seated dirt leaving your skin radiant, polished, and so much softer. Experience paradise in a bottle.

Look your best on the beach by getting a beautiful sun-kissed look. 100% Natural Bamboo Body Scrub helps prep your skin by exfoliating dead skin cells that get in the way of an even toned tan as you soak up the sun. Smooth away deep-seated dirt with the help of bamboo scrubs and black rice for radiant, polished and soft skin. Not only does it give you the ultimate pampering experience but it also leaves you looking beautifully bronzed this summer!

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 As always, Human Nature provides the complete product label: ingradients, expiry date, address of the company, etc.

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It’s great that this comes in a squeeze tube for hygienic purposes. This body scrub comes in 2 sizes: 50g for 129.75php and 200g for 349.75php.

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This all natural body scrub boasts of black rice and bamboo scrubs that effectively exfoliates dead skin cells and deep-seated dirt without being harsh on the skin. It has a rich, thick and foamy consistency that spreads easily on the skin. I can really feel the granules work and clean what soaps/body washes tend to leave behind. It is advisable to exfoliate the skin once or twice a week but when you have this, I think you would want to use this more often!

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I also love the scent of vanilla infused in this tube! It has this subtle vanilla scent that is not overpowering nor overwhelming. The scent lingers on the bathroom and on my skin! It is simply aromatic!

What I love most is that it leaves my skin lightly scented with baby soft, smooth feel, and a healthy, radiant glow. It doesn’t sting, itch,or  irritate any part of my body. (I usually get boils after I use salt scrubs so I stayed away from them!) Ever since I replaced my old salt scrub with this, boils didn’t appear at all!

I use this once a week or whenever I am stressed and want to pamper myself. On lazy days, I find it enough so I don’t slather on creams. But most often, after exfoliating, I use thick moisturizers or body butters to lock in moisture on my skin. Our skin absorbs better after exfoliation so I make sure to apply moisturizers.

Reasons why I love this:

(+) Pro- Philippines, Pro-poor, Pro-environment

(+) the labels have complete information on the product: 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 50g/129.75php and 200g/349.75php

(+) vanilla scent is so yummy

(+) doesn’t sting, itch, irritate and dry out my skin

(+) doesn’t leave any residue after rinsing

(+) makes skin feeling soft and smooth

(+) leaves skin with a healthy, radiant glow

(+) works best with lotions/moisturizers

What I wish: 

They will come up with a strawberry scent and green tea scent! 🙂

Have you tried this one yet?