Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts

Sunday, March 20, 2016

My Trusted Skin Care Products

It's always difficult to give your whole-hearted trust and loyalty to anything or anyone because more often than not, you get betrayed or let down. And I know you'll agree with me that this is also true when it comes to beauty and skin care products. Today, I am sharing with you some of my tried and tested, trusted names in skin care:

My favorite body lotion -- Crabtree and Evelyn. I used to get the Goat Milk scent, but they discontinued it several years ago.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Skin Care Products Review

My philosophy on being beautiful is to keep everything simple, and stay as true as possible to my natural look. I'm not a strong believer in make-up. Most of the time, it feels to me like wearing a sticky mask, or wearing war paint. Beauty should never, ever be an act of war. It should be effortless.

I do wear lipstick, eyeliner and eyebrow pencil almost every day. But all this is just to enhance what is already there and not to mask it. Besides, too much chemicals on your face is not very good at all. I prefer to have a beautiful, glowing skin than wear make-up to cover it all up. And so, we move on to what this whole blog entry is all about -- skin care products. And we're reviewing some.

First on the list is Purity by Philosophy.

On my hand is a travel size version I got as a freebie from all my purchases, the one in the background is the regular size that I use all the time

Friday, December 6, 2013

Skin Care Products Review

i am the type of person who gets loyal to a brand. that's why, when i found the perfect moisturizer for my skin type, i never tried any other moisturizer again until today...

i started using moisturizer on my face since i've arrived in Singapore. in the Philippines, my face would always get sweaty sticky oily all throughout the day, so i never really developed the habit of moisturizing my face on a daily basis.

Crabtree and Evelyn, my all-time favorite brand of body lotion

but in Singapore, for some reason, i found it less humid and more drying not just on my face, but on the rest of my body. this is why is started using Kiehl's facial moisturizer. it was one of the brands recommended by a friend for the best lip balm ever. it's a good thing i didn't stop at buying a simple lip balm and extended my curiosity with the moisturizer because it turned out to be just perfect for my skin. i even bought a facial wash to go along with it. and it was also perfect. Kiehl's is absolutely one of my favorite brands.

Kiehl's ultra facial cream for combination skin type

 when i started using it though, i really had very dry skin. and i continued using Kiehl's products even after moving to France, where it was even less humid. it was also a great product to use during the winter. although, i needed to use their Argan Oil too for extreme moisturizing during the winter months.

some of the products that i bought at the Kiehl's Store in New York -- sunblock and a set of cleanser, moisturizer and toner

now, back again in Singapore, i found that my face no longer gets dry the same way as before moving the France. i don't know if it's due to hormonal changes or weather changes, but i do know that the old moisturizer just doesn't cut it anymore because my face now gets especially icky shiny oily especially on the T-zone.

Clinique's pore refining and mattifying facial moisturizer

and so, yesterday, i experimented on this moisturizer by Clinique. it claims to moisturize while leaving a mattifying effect, meaning, less shine as possible. what's more, it has pore-refining ingredients too. tried it today and it worked wonders. does not feel heavy on the skin and my face feels less oily.

i've also chanced upon this famous Rosebud Salve since i've already ran out of Kiehl's lip balms... it was nice. does the work. but it feels kinda hot and heavy on the lips. i still prefer Kiehl's.


trying on some new lip balm (Smith's Rosebud Salve)... not quite as good as Kiehl's

next on the list is this facial wash by Aesop. i chanced upon it while i was browsing the shops in Sydney, Australia. i wasn't really convinced when i tested it on my hand because it was leaving a bit of stinging sensation. but hubby convinced me to get it. and so i did. didn't like it. but i guess he did, because he's now the one who's using it. maybe it's more suitable to oilier skin types like hubby's than mine, which is combination type.


Aesop's Amazing Face Cleanser -- not suitable for sensitive semi-dry skin like mine... leaves a nasty stinging sensation after use... and it was even more expensive than Kiehl's!

 and so, for now, it's still Kiehl's ultra-sensitive, non-drying facial wash that does the trick for me.


best facial cleanser for combination (bordering on dry) skin type

having fun inside the picture booth at Kiehl's NYC shop

have a great weekend, everyone! :)