Recently I’m one of the 5 lucky winners who won the halloween makeup contest of @innisfreeworld. Chosen winners will get prize pack which includes:
My foundation- Instructed to pick our own personaI shade. I picked 2.5 N21. I come up with this shade by following their unique steps of choosing your shade (Moisture-Coverage-Shade)
1.Moisture(level 1-3) I picked the middle(2),I don’t want to be dewy nor matte just in between.
2.Coverage(1-5)I chose 5, best coverage to hide my blemishes and to be able to withstand the tropical weather and humidity here in my country.
3.Shade(N21)I have warm skin tone thats why I selected on the natural side.
My foundation brush-This will be a great addition to my makeup brushes. A round flat brush with compressed fine hair that feels so soft will do a easy blending on my foundation.
Olive real cleansing tissue- Perfect because olive oil is one of the oils I’m using for removing my makeup. So portable for me, A cleansing tissue incoporated with oil of organic golden olives.
High cheeks pouch- A lovely pouch with a bangle handle.Very convenient to use it fits your daily essentials(lipstick,phone,purse). Best bet for women on the go.
Haagen dazs hand mirror- A super sweet popsicle looking mirror. Looks like a real ice cream to me.yum!
I’m extra happy with this prize pack. This is my first, to win an online makeup contest and it became more special because I have so much love for the brand. A good start for this IG Beauty feedThank you @innisfreeworld.
🐝🍯Cosrx Ultimate moisturizing honey overnight mask
🌻About the Brand
COSRX is a cult-fave Korean brand that uses safe and natural ingredients to create minimal yet functional products catering to the needs of all skin types. With more than ten years of experience under its belt, COSRX has actively worked in research and product development to address the needs of its clients. Its client-based, communication-maximizing approach to developing cosmetics and skincare makes its products among the most coveted in the world.
🌻What to Love
CLAIM TO FAME: An overnight 3-in-1 mask with bee-derived ingredients
🌻FAST FACTS: Made with 85% propolis extract and beeswax; mild but effective formula intensively moisturizes and nourishes skin; soothes, calms, and rejuvenates skin while you sleep; leaves the face soft, supple, and hydrated; can be used as an overnight mask, a wash-off mask, or a hydrating cream
🌻PERFECT FOR: Dry, fatigued skin
🔸WHAT YOU GET: (1) tub of Ultimate Honey Overnight Mask
🔸NET WEIGHT: 60ml
🔸INGREDIENTS: Propolis extract (85%)*, butylene glycol, glycerin, betaine, 1,2-hexanediol, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, arginine, cassia obtusifolia seed extract,* *dimethicone, ethylhexylglycerin, carbomer, sodium hyaluronate, beeswax, allantoin, panthenol, sodium polyacrylate, adenosine
🌻How to Use
🔸As a sleeping mask: For the last step of your skin routine care at night, apply an adequate amount to the entire face and leave on until the next morning.
🔸As a wash off mask: Apply a generous amount and spread out evenly. After about 15 minutes, wash off with lukewarm water or wipe off with toner.
🔸As a cream: After the last step of your skin care routine, apply as a cream and follow with makeup.
*The word Propolis is reputed to have been coined by Aristotle, from the Greek words “pro” (before) and “polis” (city), meaning, “Before The City”, or “Defender Of The City”.
Propolis is a resinous mixture that honey bees produce from tree buds sap flows. When they combine the sap with their own discharges and beeswax, they create a sticky, greenish-brown product used as a coating to build their hives. as well as function as a natural disinfectant against bacteria.Using Propolis in skin care products provides a similar defense for our skin.
SCIENCE &HEALTH BENEFITS
Propolis is the focus of many scientific research projects surrounding it’s healing properties.
As an antimicrobial, preliminary scientific studies show that some types of propolis have in vitro antibacterial and antifungal activity and that is why it may be very effective when fighting acne. Propolis is also known in science as an antioxidant, an emollient and is being studied for skin cancer treatment and cancer prevention. Our innovative process of propolis keeps up to 98% of its natural features and uses its properties to naturally restore and maintain skin structure.
Propolis is commonly used for its healing, antiseptic and restorative capabilities. Propolis will assist in balancing, healing and soothing problematic skin. It also accelerates the rate of cell growth and decongests pores. Propolis protects against bacteria and functions as a great anti-inflammatory agent.
Propolis has been used for medicinal purposes since before 350 BC.
The ancient Greeks used propolis to treat abscesses, Assyrians used it to help heal wounds and tumors, and Ancient Egyptians used propolis for mummification.
Alongside enjoying the great effects of honey & milk baths, the gorgeous Egyptian Pharaoh Cleopatra started using propolis, a mystic, powerful ingredient that was used during the embalming process. Propolis was known for its preserving abilities and effective treatments, and she applied these traits to her skin.In ancient Greece, Hippocrates, the most admired figure in the history of medicine, would use propolis to heal infections and wounds.
It’s no wonder propolis is one of Hey Honey’s foundation ingredients!
**Cassia Obtusifolia seed extract- it’s primarily used as a skin conditioning agent because of its high content of polysaccharides. In vitro tests have isolated the plant’s polysaccharides (Galactomannan) and shown them to mimic hyaluronic acid. Furthermore, studies demonstrated it to effectively repair dryness, provide long lasting suppleness & moisture, exhibit film-forming capacities and retain water on the surface of both skin and hair. In can also function as an anti-inflammatory and treatment for acne. You may find this botanical ingredient in cosmetic products such as sunscreen, foundation, facial moisturizer/lotion, anti-aging treatment, cleanser, hand & eye cream, skin fader/lightener, facial masque and toner.
My Experience/Effectiveness :
When I am feeling that my face is dehydrated/dry. This is the first product I can think of and can rely on.This is one of my fave product. Im using it as my last step in my night routine as an overnight sleep mask and its superbly non-sticky and not uncomfortable during bedtime.It is super light, easy to spread and easy to soak up on my skin.Next morning after I wake up my skin feels smooth, soft plump & hydrated. I’m deeply in love with it;)
Want to try?You could purchased this on the link below:
My October box from Giltbox consists of Avon Skincare & Cosmetics Products. It arrived on Nov 7, 2018 a little too late for October. But it’s still ok for me because I contacted their customer service, got a prompt responsed and they’re deeply apologized for the delay due to circumstances.
Anyway What is Giltbox?
Giltbox is Philippines’ first and leading discovery subscription box*. By subscribing to this discovery service, you will receive a regular delivery of the best beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products from the best brands in the world. In the Giltbox Shop, you can find full-size versions of the products sampled as well as other editor approved products from a vast list of brands. Giltbox pride themselves on providing moments of joy to the subscribers through the pleasant surprise they feel everytime they open their box.
I have a 6 months subscription to them, thats (Giltbox Luxe) worth 2100 pesos(40$) so if we will analyze that, estimatedly its like 350 pesos(7$) per month.
I received the special edition box with a packaging that sponsored Lifestyle Asia’s “Live Happy” Campaign which supports mental health awareness.
So now Unboxing the contents:
1.Avon True Nutraeffects Mattifying Gel Cream 15g(Full size)-P349(7$)
This product is free of dyes & parabens. Allergy tested & suitable for sensitive skin. For oily & combination skin with visible pores
• Reduces shine for fresh-looking skin
• Oil-free cream glides on
• Balances your complexion for an even tone
With Active Seed Complex that matches the goodness of seeds with specific skin needs. CHIA SEEDS & MATTIFYING POWDERS absorb excess oil, remove sebum from the surface of skin, eliminate the appearance of shine, rich in Omega 3
*With this product I can use this as primer, its matte when being absorbed leaving skin moisturized.Perfect for oily skin because of its absorbing capabilities.
2. Avon True Nutraeffects Mattifying Day Cream SPF15 15g (Full size)- P359 (7$)
Lightweight, oil-free moisturiser instantly mattifies, and keeps skin shine-free for up to 12 hours.Helps regulate oily zones, whilst moisturising dry areas, with broad-spectrum SPF15 protection.Formulated with Avon’s Active Seed Complex with chia seeds and mattifying mineral powders, to help deliver nutrients, whilst keeping oily areas shine-free.
*Using this as my sunscreen. I believe it controls oil formation on my skin.
3. Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Delicate Matte Lipstick in Bitten Apple(Full size)-P399(7.5$)
Delicate color that looks as soft as it feels. No drying, caking, or cracking. Feels lightweight, comfortable and velvety. Glides on smoothly.
*I love its rich red color and matte finish.
4.Avon True Color Oil Control Plus Dual Powder Foundation with SPF24 PA++ in Neutral Shade(sample size), worth P289(5$) in full size
So Is it worth it?
Yes, its a great deal!
Because with only one full size product that I’ve received it cost P350 already and adding all these products is more than what I’ve paid for my monthly subscription. Plus it comes with a free Walker intimate wear for my men that fits him;)..Overall, I’m quite happy with this surprised box.
Btw Last September, My box consists of luxurious Clinique Products:
1.Clinique Pep Start Double bubble purifying mask- P500
Refreshing gel-mask bubbles away debris to purify and energize skin. A pep rush for skin. In just 2 minutes, this refreshing pink gel mask transforms into a blanket of tiny, debris-lifting bubbles. Add water and it becomes a deep-cleansing lather. Skin looks energized, radiant, feels deeply purified.
2.Clinique Smart Night P1200-The smart nighttime moisturizer immediately plumps skin 75%.Works all night to visibly smooth lines and wrinkles, moisturize, even skin tone and lift.Smart hydration technology helps skin attract and retain moisture to restore supple, delicate and youthful skin.Oil-free.
3.Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer – Raspberry Pop(sample size)P450-Luxurious yet weightless formula merges bold, saturated colour with a smoothing primer. Glides on effortlessly to a modern-velvet finish. Colour stays true, keeps lips comfortably moisturized.
4.Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer -Bare Pop (sample size)-P450
Last September was also a great deal. I save a lot. Thankyou Giltbox!
For Anyone Interested to avail their subscription boxes—
YOU COULD CHECK THEM OUT ON THE LINK BELOW:
P.S. AVAILABLE ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES
💦Aqua moisturizer whitening vita
💦iWhite Korea Whitening Vita Aqua Moisturizer is a unique water-based moisturizer that deeply hydrates your skin with its natural and non-greasy formula. It leaves a cool, oil-free and refreshing feeling on your skin after application.
Contains natural active ingredients that effectively help:
⭐Prevent premature aging
⭐Protect skin from cellular damage
⭐Maintain firmness of skin
Directions for Use: Apply an ample amount all over clean face twice a day or as needed.
Active Ingredients: Mulberry Root Extract*,Panax Ginseng Root Extract**, and Green Tea Leaf Extract***
Also Contains: Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Dimethiconol, Cyclomethicone, Allantoin, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Oryza Sativa Bran Extract, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Green Floral Musk,Colorant
*Mulberry as an Antioxidant. Mulberries contain anthocyanins, potent antioxidants that protect the body from free radicals. Because mulberry fruit is chock full of antioxidants, it’s been touted as a fruit for anti-aging, which is why some use it in an attempt to achieve youthful, wrinkle-free skin.
** Ginseng is prized as an anti-aging ingredient because it has so many phytonutrients, and because it helps tone and brighten skin including anti-aging properties.
***The polyphenols in green tea possess potent antioxidant and skin-soothing properties, and show significant promise for improving the appearance of sun-damaged skin.
My skin needs a moisturizer thats light and noncomedogenic and this is perfect one for me because it is in watery form.I didn’t experience any irritation or breakouts while using this. It is non sticky when being applied,absorbed easily when being blended. My skin feels hydrated, refreshed, smoothed and brightened skin. What I am not fan of it is, its sweet strong smell but nonetheless this is a very good moisturizer.
VOLUME: 15 ml
Famous medicinal ampoule in Korea.
Very effective in treating melasma and hyperpigmentation.
Lightens dark spots and pimple marks.
Treats acne-prone and irritated skin.
🌼HOW TO USE:
Cleanse face.Take 4-5 drops of Elujai Propolis Myrrh Ampoule to your palm.
Rub and gently pat to your face.
Purified Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Denatured Alcohol, Niacinamide, Propolis Extract Powder,* Red Ginseng Water*, Green Tea, Shea Butter Extract, Bergamot Leaf Extract, Peppermint Leaf Extract, Chamomile, Triethanol Amine, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-6 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Adenosine, Sodium Iodide, Dipostassium Glycryrrhizate, Fragrance, Powdery Martian Extract, Manganese Berry Extract*, Leaf Bend Flower Extract, Freesia Flower Extract*
*Propolis Extract Powder-Propolis is commonly used for its healing, antiseptic and restorative capabilities. Propolis will assist in balancing, healing and soothing problematic skin. It also accelerates the rate of cell growth and decongests pores. Propolis protects against bacteria and functions as a great anti-inflammatory agent.
*Red Ginseng Water-anti-aging ingredient because it has so many phytonutrients, and because it helps tone and brighten skin.
*Manganese Berry Extract-Heal wound faster.
Freesia Flower Extract-Skin Conditioning
I give in to try this product a month ago because of its hype. First, Im fascinated with a packaging like this thats made of glass dropper bottle,Super chic! I can dispensed and control a small amount of product by using the dropper. A little goes a long way because of it has a watery consistency,no tacky feeling and easily gets dry. It has powdery scent which I also like. I even stashed it inside the fridge for cooling effect during application. With almost a month of using it I can say that it somehow lightens my pimple marks and even calm my breakouts. This is good for starters in serums, it so cheap.What I just dont like is it contains denatured alcohol which is a no-no for our skin. Anyway a nice experience with this product but with a lots of serum√ products out there,I want to explore more and try other brands next time without worrying the harm of alcohol.
Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser is a deep facial cleanser and gentle skin exfoliator in one.It contains BHA and Tea Tree Oil which is a perfect for improving the skin’s texture and complexion. Resulting in smoother; softer and fairer skin in all skin types
– deep facial cleanser
– gentle skin exfoliator
– improves skin texture
– Clearing and preventing
-Sustain moisture every day and all day long.
💠WHY choose Good Morning Mildly Acidic Cleanser?
Human skin’s natural pH is around 5. This slightly acidic environment offers ideal environment for skin.
Don’t get yourself fooled. Washing with water only in the morning is not acceptable even after the perfect wash day before at night.
Skin produces dead skins and sebum while you sleep. Mildly acidic cleanser softly removes those wastes and leaves skin hydrated all day long.
With Low pH Cleanser, make your skin environment healthy and protect your skin barrier.
💠Strongly recommended to use this cleanser if you have following concerns:
1. Easily irritated even with a slight stress (Urgh, my skin is a mess!)
2. Feels stretched after wash (It feels too harsh!)
3. Becomes super dry in the afternoon (My skin is so dehydrated..)
4. Flaky skin (It’s almost like fallen leaves)
5. Looking for a safe product because of routine visit to skin clinic (Which cleanser should I use after the therapy?)
6. Feels uncomfortable with normal cleansers on the market (This is painful!)
Mildly acidic pH 5.0 ~ 6.0 Good Morning Gel Cleanser pH 5.0 ~ 6.0 : similar to skin’s natural pH level
Contain tea-tree oil : control oily skin, shrink pore size
Contain natural BHA : refine skin texture
Gel type : smooth and skin friendly
Water; Cocamidopropyl Betaine; Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate; Polysorbate 20; Styrax Japonicus Branch/Fruit/Leaf Extract*; Butylene Glycol; Saccharomyces Ferment**; Cryptomeria Japonica Leaf Extract***; Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract^; Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract^^; Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract^^^; Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract*^; Pueraria Lobata Root Extract*^^; Allantoin; Caprylyl Glycol; Ethylhexylglycerin; Ethyl Hexanediol; 1;2-Hexanediol; Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate; Sodium Benzoate; Disodium EDTA
————-I googled ingredients I’m not familiar for its deets.Look below if you are also curious like me:
*Styrax Japonicus- (Japanese snowbell) for Skin Conditioning.
**Saccharomyces Ferment-This ingredient is a water-like substance made from fermenting and filtering yeast. It is naturally high in minerals, amino acids, beta glucan, and vitamins. The fermentation process breaks down molecules, that can easily penetrate the dermis to soothe, hydrate, brighten, and repair.
***Cryptomeria Japonica Leaf Extract;-This natural extract from (Japanese cedar) buds is rich in energizing phytochemicals and is designed to stimulate epidermal renewal. It rebuilds the epidermis and restores efficient skin barrier function. Thus, the smooth, soft texture of young and fresh skin is restored.
^Nelumbo Nucifera-(Lotus) strong possibility for whitening and anti-wrinkle functional cosmetic agent.
^^Pinus Palustris-(Pine Needles) helps to fight free radicals.
^^^Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract;- (Elm)great skin moisturizer,anti-inflammatory and photoprotective properties.
*^Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose)-Packed with omega 6 fatty acids for acne, wrinkles, and eczema.
*^^Pueraria Lobata Root Extract,-(Thai herbal root) extract for rejuvenation.
1. Massage face with Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser
2. Wash off with lukewarm water
This is my first time to use a Low Ph Cleanser. It surprisingly leaves my skin clean, removes oil and dirt and maintains my normal skin ph without making it dry,irritated,or having a tightness feeling.This product is also impressively loaded with botanical ingredients that gives a lot of benefits to my skin. I am using a dime size clear gel and it lathers easily. It’s good that it has a tea tree smell because I love anything herbalIy scent.It feels minty on my skin that gives my skin a refreshed feeling and brightening effect after wash. So overall, It’s not bad choosing a gentle cleanser that closer to your skins ph that will also do the work of the alkaline cleansers. My skin would really thank me for this big switch.If you want also to have a big switch and ditch out your harsh cleansers.You can purchased this CosRX Low PH Cleanser on the link below.