LIFE BY KOJIESAN GLUTATHIONE ANTIOXIDANT DRINK A Celebration of Life and Beautiful Transformations

by 1:24 PM

Experience beauty and wellness like never before with Life by Kojiesan Glutathione Antioxidant Drink, the first ready-to-drink glutathione in the market.

Life by Kojiesan Glutathione Antioxidant Drink is the latest innovation from the beauty brand – Kojiesan, the No.1 kojic acid soap in the Philippines (We all can agree to this for sure!). I have tried a lot of glutathione supplements in the market mostly in pill form and the need to boost its effects by taking additional antioxidants like Vitamin C, Life by Kojiesan Glutathione Antioxidant Drink is infused with sufficient levels of glutathione (250mg), power-dose of fermented pomegranate (5000mg), plus mixed berries, acai berry extract and vitamins C and E – into a healthy, one-shot invigorating drink. The unique, luscious formula saves you from taking additional supplements to be efficiently absorbed by the body. I swear! It's the most tasting beauty drink I have ever tried. So yummy and refreshing! I suggest to put it in the chiller before taking it.

I actually have a full detailed review on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umt709eloq4 where I shared my journey taking this innovative beauty drink. 

On its grand reveal, Life by Kojiesan hosted a virtual launch event last August 29, 2020 dubbed, “Cheers to Life: A Celebration of Beauty” simultaneously streamed on Facebook with partners Cosmopolitan Philippines and E-commerce leaders Shopee and Lazada.  With Alex Diaz as host, the event featured beauty icons Bela Padilla, Kylie Verzosa and Lars Pacheco. A milestone in the ‘new normal’ of events – the party gathered more than 50 trendsetters from the beauty, lifestyle, fashion and entertainment industries. Some of the guests include – Toni Sia, Angel Jones, McBride Twins (Sheena and Brigitte), Cosmo Cam Crew, Transistars, Mela Habijan, Icy Mendoza, Divine Lee and the rest of Becky Nights gang, and yours truly. Indeed, a massive celebration of beautiful women – of all kinds.

The online event was watched by thousands of viewers. It was undeniably the blockbuster event of the year!



The celebration talked about how they have re-discovered life in the new normal. They were delighted to share how Life by Kojiesan helped them achieved beautiful transformations from the inside out amidst the challenges everyone went through due to pandemic.

During the live event, they also featured the "Project RED MOB" where Life by Kojiesan surprised people with boxes of Life by Kojiesan Glutathione Antioxidant Drink. Here are some snippets from the video:




Life by Kojiesan Glutathione Antioxidant Drink comes in a box of 8 with an introductory price of Php119.00 per 50ml bottle. For optimum result, it is recommended to be taken daily. I prefer to take it after breakfast because its fruity flavor energizes me.

Check out Watsons and Mercury Drugstores or Shop Online through: Shopee, Lazada, Beauty MNL if you also want to experience this life changing beauty drink!

To Learn More: visit @LifeByKojiesan of FB and IG

#LifeByKojiesan #CheersToLife #DrinkYourBeautyHabit 

Garnier Vitamin C Serum Review

by 6:58 PM



I received a lot of requests to review this new product of 

First of all, I like idea of putting the vit c serum in a plastic foil like this because it protects the vitamin c from oxidizing. Although, they also have one in a glass bottle dropper.

I am truly amazed by its key ingredients. They mixed Niacinamide with Vitamin C. Although there was an old study that Niacinamide can't be mixed with Vit c, there's no clear evidence proving that. The truth of the matter is mixing Vit c and Niacinamide can be beneficial for our skin.

When I first tried the product (patch test), I experienced redness and itchiness. I knew from the start that it's sensitizing because of the ingredients. I still gave it a try tho because there were some products that I tried before containing fragrances and didn't cause irritation on my skin. But yeah, this one is highly sensitizing I must say because of its other actives.

It contains parfum, lemon oil extract, benzyl salicylate (fragrance), citrus oil, and alcohols. Those are extremely sensitizing even if you don't have sensitive skin. Most specifically lemon oil and citrus oil. Oh no! 😱

I am honestly disappointed with this product and I don't recommend it.

Have you tried this product? Comment your experience below!

RELUMINS ORAL ACNE TREATMENT REVIEW (IS IT REALLY EFFECTIVE?)

by 6:16 PM

It has been more than a month since I started taking the Relumins Oral Acne Treatment. In my last blog post, I discussed what this product is and its benefits. If you haven't read it yet, you may click here. To give you an idea, Relumins Oral Acne is a supplement packed with amazing ingredients to help reduce acne breakout and excessive oil production.


Here are the things that you need to know:

Where to buy?

Flawless Beauty and Skin: https://www.flawlessbeautyandskinph.com/NEW-Relumins-Oral-Acne-Treatment--Dermatologist-Formula--Dual-Capsule-For-Clear-Skin--Protects-Against-Acne-Scars_p_997.html#tab-6

How much?

₱2,349.50

Full Ingredients:

Vitamins A,C,and E, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Niacin, Zinc, Selenium, Lactoferrin Complex, Turmeric Root Extract, Proprietary Blend, Gelatin (Capsule), Magnesium Stearate, Silicon, Dioxide, Microcrystalline Cellulose, FD&C Blue #1, Titanium Dioxide Softgels: Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), Gelatin,Vegetable Glycerin, Purified Water.

My experience

Honestly, I am not new to oral acne supplement. However, what makes this product special is the added ingredients. It contains essential vitamins that makes us healthy. The first thing that I noticed about this product is, it's making me sleepy early at night. I would usually go to bed by 2AM flipping side to side, finding the best position to feel sleepy. When I started taking this product, I noticed that I 'm dozing off at around 11PM. Woah! That's way too early for me lol! The good thing is, I am not having a hard time to fall asleep.




When it comes to its main purpose (reducing acne breakout), I can say that this product is really working. And I am honestly not surprised. There were clinical studies conducted proving that its ingredients are beneficial to those people with acne-prone skin.

Although I don't get as much acne as before, I noticed that my pimple heals faster than ever when I started taking this supplement. It also prevents future breakouts because I rarely get pimples from the time I took this product. Amazing! The best part? Since I have oily combination skin, I noticed that I get less oily especially on my T-Zone. Although, I can still see oil it's still peeking through, but it's not as shiny as it used to be! Good job!


I don't know but I also think this supplement gives me glow that I usually get when I'm taking glutathione or collagen supplement. Maybe because it contains Vitamin E (which is known to its repairing properties) and Vitamin C that can boost our immune system as well as glutathione production in our system. The Relumins Oral Acne Treatment is indeed a beauty supplement in my personal opinion!

All in all, I think it's a nice product to try if you are suffering from acne breakout. It's safe, FDA approved, and contains a lot of beneficial ingredients.

Let me know what you think? Leave a comment below!

How to know your skin type (PHILIPPINES)

by 10:50 PM

HOW TO KNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE

Do you know your skin type? I bet a lot of you are still confuse which skin type you have. In today's blog post, I will be helping you out to determine which skin type you have. It is important for you to know your skin type because every skin type reacts differently to each ingredients. Some products might not be the best products for your skin. Which is why knowing your skin type is extremely essential for your skin care.

In order for you to know your skin type, let us do this simple steps.

First, use a gentle cleanser and foam it up to your hand and gently rub it across your face for about 30 to 45 seconds before rinsing.

Second, after cleansing your face, pat dry and wait for about an hour and let it rest. Make sure not to apply any product or moisturizer during this time.

Third, after about an hour look in front of the mirror and examine your skin.



OILY

If you notice that your skin is greasy or shiny in most areas especially around your nose area and cheeks then you have an oily skin type.  Oily skin happens when the sebaceous glands produce too much sebum. Sebum is an oily and waxy substance found in our skin.

SOLUTION: Look for products that contains  the following ingredients:

  • Salicylic Acid - exfoliates skin, unclog pores, anti-inflammatory and has antibacterial properties.
  • Hyaluronic Acid & Glycerin - Keeps your skin hydrated, it works by attracting water from the environment into the skin.
  • Bentonite -  this clay helps remove sebum, or oil from the skin’s surface it may also have a calming effect on inflamed breakouts.
  • Benzoyl Peroxide - exfoliates skin, kills the bacteria that causes acne though this can also cause dryness and irritation that is why it is best used as a spot treatment only.
  • Retinol - Brightens dull skin by exfoliating at a cellular level, which results in brighter and smoother new skin. Regulate oily skin and minimize breakouts. Fades dark age spots, sun spots and hyperpigmentation and even out complexion over time.
  • Centella Asiatica - provides just the right amount of moisture that your skin needs. It hydrates the skin and also keeps the oiliness away.

SKIN CARE INGREDIENTS THAT YOU SHOULD AVOID:

  • Mineral Oil
  • Petrolatum Alcohol

DRY

If your skin feels tight and stripped and notice some flakiness or tiny lines whenever you make a facial expression then you have a dry skin type. People may experience dry skin on their face as a result of many factors such as changes in temperature or humidity, using harsh skin care products and skin conditions such as eczema.

SOLUTION: Look for products that contains the following ingredients:

  • Hyaluronic Acid & Glycerin - Keeps your skin hydrated, works by attracting water from the environment into the skin.
  • Centella Asiatica - Provides just the right amount of moisture that your skin needs. It hydrates the skin and also keeps the oiliness away.
  • Ceramides - Lipid (fats) that naturally in skin, it helps the skin by forming a protective layer to help prevent moisture loss and visible damage form environmental stressors. Ceramides also help to keep your skin supple.
  • Antioxidants -Helps skin repair itself,  protects your skin and reduce pigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles.

    SKIN CARE INGREDIENTS THAT YOU SHOULD AVOID:

    • Retinoid
    • Benzoyl Peroxide
    • Alcohols
    • Salicylic Acid
    • Fragrances and Preservatives

    COMBINATION

    If you notice that your skin in some areas of your face has shiny spots typically within the T-ZONE area (forehead, nose and chin) and feels tight or flaky on certain area then you have a combination skin type. Several factors contribute to the development of combination skin, but sometimes it's just genetics. Other causes of combination skin are out of your control like the weather and your age.

    SOLUTION: Look for products that contains the following ingredients:

    Hyaluronic Acid - It hydrates and smooths the skin and is able to fight both oiliness and dryness

    AHA/BHA - Exfoliate your skin and help cleanse your skin of excess oil or debris while killing the bacteria that causes acne. 

    Niacinamide - this ingredient is actually good for all skin types. Repairs damage skin, neutralize free radical that can cause skin cancer and the breakdown of collagen and elastin. It also increases the production of ceramides, improves skin discoloration, anti-inflammatory, decrease oil production and reduce the appearance of visible pores. 

    NORMAL (HEALTHY)


    Normal skin is a term widely used to refer to well-balanced skin not too dry not too oily, normal skin has zero to few imperfections, less likely to break out, pores are normal size not too large not to small, feels soft and supple, less irritation, no rough texture or flakiness. If you have this kind of skin type then CONGRATULATIONS you are BLESSED.

    If you have normal skin, do not be complacent. Cleanse, tone, moisturize, and never ever forget to wear sunblock. You should also consider using antioxidant serum to prevent collagen breakdown and signs of aging. Your skin is already balanced so your focus should be on prevention and maintenance.



    So there your go I hope I was able to help you out finding your skin type.










     




    NEW! RELUMINS ORAL ACNE TREATMENT

    by 6:24 PM
    Relumins is known for whitening and anti aging because of their wide range and well researched line of products. Since I personally partnered with the brand before, I know that they work with health and skincare experts like doctors, dermatologists, and nutritionists for all of their products to assure its safety and efficacy.

    They recently released a new product called Relumins Oral Acne Treatment. I am super excited to try this one because it's specially made for people who are suffering from acne and those prone to having one. So if you have acne-prone skin, please continue reading because I am going to discuss everything that you need to know about this product.



    So what is this product?

    It's actually an oral acne treatment in a capsule combining 11 ingredients that are clinically proven to improve and clear acne. It also reduces thick skin sebum which blocks pores, and dramatically reduces inflammation which is the main cause of damage and scarring. It's a perfect product if you want to treat your acne holistically.

    And yes, the Relumins Oral Acne Treatment is FDA approved, cGMP certified, and made in USA.

    Ingredients:

    Vitamins A,C,and E, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Niacin, Zinc, Selenium, Lactoferrin Complex, Turmeric Root Extract, Proprietary Blend, Gelatin (Capsule), Magnesium Stearate, Silicon, Dioxide, Microcrystalline Cellulose, FD&C Blue #1, Titanium Dioxide Softgels: Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), Gelatin,Vegetable Glycerin, Purified Water.



    The combination of its active ingredients are clinically tested to:

    • Penetrate deep to fight acne at its source
    • Leaves skin feeling smooth and clean, not tight and dry
    • Improves skin clarity
    • Designed to penetrate active blemishes to fight acne-causing bacteria to reveal healthy, glowing, clear skin
    • Gets rid of toxins that can cause breakouts
    • Reducing Acne Lesions
    • Reducing Skin Damage from Inflammation
    • Reducing comedones
    • Reduce pore size - for healthy, beautiful skin

    Clinical Studies:

    1. Lactoferrin With Vitamin E and Zinc for Treating Mild to Moderate Acne Vulgaris
    2. Effect of Dietary Supplementation with Omega-3 Fatty Acid and Gamma-linolenic Acid on Acne Vulgaris: A Randomised, Doubleblind, Controlled Trial
    3. Acne showed improvement in the lactoferrin group by significant decreases in inflammatory lesion count by 38.6%, compared with the placebo group at 12 wk.
    4. Sebum content in the lactoferrin group was decreased by 31.1% compared with the placebo group.
    5. Amounts of triacylglycerols and free fatty acids decreased in the lactoferrin group.
    6. The decreased amount of triacylglycerols in the lactoferrin group was significantly correlated with decreases in serum content, acne lesion counts, and acne grade.
    7. No alterations in skin hydration or pH were noted in either group.

    How to use?

    Take one soft gel and 2 capsules daily in the morning.

    How much?

    ₱2,349.50

    Where to buy?


    Is it for you?

    If you are suffering from acne, obviously, yes. This is also perfect even if you have clear skin to make sure that you can control acne and sebum production of your skin effectively.

    I am going to try and finish this product and I'll keep you updated by making a separate blog post about my experience and its effect on my skin. Don't forget to follow me on my social media channels for updates.

    Thank you so much and remember that you guys are really really awesome! :)
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