Friday, September 19, 2014

Yves Rocher Sebo Vegetal Review

These products were sent to me by Yves Rocher. I hesitated at first because the line Sebo Vegetal is for combination to oily skin and y'all know I have combination to dry skin. So kiber na lang kasi I thought of my siblings and the fiance. They have very oily skin, so, in case I will not like these products I will just give it to them. Ganon ako kabait! Chos! I was surprised that I got almost the whole line but not the mattifying gel which I would love to try talaga (not as a skin care product per se but as a primer). Did you know that Yves Rocher is the no. one of the skin care brand in France? IKR! Sosyal!!

Yves ROcher developed a baikal powder and incorporated it in their Sebo Vegetal Line. This Baikal Powder is specially formulated to for combination for combination to oily skin.

Okay. My general thought on this Sebo Vegetal line is that---the products smell amaazing! They smell super fresh and very clean (but not too fragrant for my taste).  The line has that organic and herbal-ish feel to it because of the green packaging. (hmm.. kaya nga vegetal,, I am assuming vegetal refers to vegetables? )
Purifying Gel Cleeanser -Php 495

This is very gentle gel cleanser. I am in love with this product. As in! It works well for my dry sensitive skin although it is primarily designed for those with oily skin. This cleanser feels so good and refreshing after every use and remarkably, it does not make skin feel tight. I use this every night to remove excess sebum and to prevent my skin from acne.
It is a gel type facial cleanser that lathers really well. 
Purifying Micellar Water 2in1 -Php 495

I have been hearing a lot about Micellar water primarily due to world wide rave of Bioderma. (na hindi ko pa nattry hehe). Micellar Waters first gained their popularity in Paris. The purpose of Micellar water is to clean the skin by removing impurities and eliminating excess sebum and at the same time, this acts as a makeup remover. I used this to remove my makeup and it works. Hindi ko ineexpect that it can remove my mascara.  I just placed the cotton pad on top of my eyes and wait for my lashes and lid to absorb the product and afterwards I gently rub it off. And viola, no makeup! I just experienced a bit of warm/hot sensation on my lids which I do not get whenever I use my Ponds Cold Cream. This also works as a toner but I use this as a makeup remover. My skin feels so clean and refreshed after every use of this product.  I am even tempted to skip cleanser especially on nights when I feel awfully tired with work because this gets the job (of removing my makeup) done really well.
Yves Rocher Sebo Vegetal Pore Minimizing Serum - Php 1195

This is perfect for those with oily skin because it settles instantly once applied. It is a bit liquidy but dries  quickly. I used this more than five times I think but stopped using it because I do not large pores to deal with. I noticed that it made my skin felt tighter after every use. I gave my bottle to my fiance who needs this badly. I wonder if this is working for him.. :)
Sebo Vegetal Zero Blemish Gel Cream - Php 795

This has a very thick/heavy creamy gel consistency but once applied it feels light and  is easily absorbed by the skin. It reminds me of Neutrogena Hydroboost but this cream feels like a splash of hydrating water on the face. This is one of the products that I have been enjoying in this line. I have been using it daily. And I have already gone through 1/4 of the product and if you could discern on the picture I have scooped out a lot of product in there. I use two kinds of moisturizers daily to keep my skin well hydrated and this is one of my daily moisturizers. I am quite impressed with this product, in particular, because  it gives my skin that extra boost of hydration.  This one has been keeping my inverted pimples at bay too.
Over all, I find this line very nice and surprisingly, the products worked well on my combination to dry skin. I highly recommend the cleanser and zero blemish cream to my readers. Considering that these products are made in France and they are affordable (hello 495 na cleanser na Made in France, why not?), I am highly considering buying their products again but I want to try their hydra vegetal line instead. The hydra Vegetal line is suited for normal to dry skin.

Have you tried any product from Yves Rocher?

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September Giveaway

Good morning loves! It is one rainy Friday morning and I want to share with a very late September Giveaway. For this giveaway, one winner will receive the following:

Watsons Foot Treats Powder 
Physiogel Cleanser
Ponds White Beauty Cream
Tony Moly Lovely Eyeliner Pencil
Asian Secrets Lulur Scrub
Skin White Advance Toner
A Bamboo Travel Brush Set
Ellana  Minerals eyeshadow/ bronzer in Brilliance
Pixy Waterproof Mascara
Himalayas Nourishing Skin Cream
Royale Beauty Lipstick in Soft Garnet (from Beauty and Wellness by Yassy Roxas)

This is open to my Philippine Readers only.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Bagong Ganda, Bagong Pag-Asa with Maxi Peel

We all believe in the saying that beauty is only skin deep, however, our world today dictates otherwise. One’s skin condition can definitely affect the self confidence and self-esteem of a person. Germaine is one of the people who underwent stress and frustration after a break-up. But girl, you do not want to wallow forever. It is the most opportune time to showcase the new you. Like a scene in a movie, anyone wants to see their ex with that “nanghihinayang” look.

Germaine discovered Maxi-Peel which helped her renew her skin which broke her free from bad skin. Bagong ganda, Bagong pag-asa! Pwede din bagong lovelife ang peg niya! hehe With Maxi-Peel, it’s time to bring out the beauty within you. No more hiding from your crush or ex. I have seen a lot of reviews on Maxi-Peel and can you believe that there are foreigners who have actually reviewed this product! Now, that’s proudly Filipino made! So how does Maxi-Peel work? 

Maxi-Peel has a three-stage process in repairing the skin, which are the following:

1. Renew – In this stage, expect skin peeling. The primary effect of Maxi-Peel is to PEEL old skin. Skin peeling is sloughing of dull, damaged skin. Thereafter, a new and smoother skin will be revealed. The amount of peeling depends on how your skin reacts to Maxi-Peel. Some may find it too much especially those who are working or going to school. However, do not be afraid about the peeling effect. If excessive peeling continues, you can take a 1-2 days break from using Maxi- Peel. On this note, it is okay to stop or take a break from it. It will not affect the result rather it will help prevent the skin from burning. During this period, wash your face with cool or lukewarm water twice a day. Skip any product with alcohol content during this period.

2. Redness – A lot of people experience redness with the use of Maxi-Peel. One note to ponder is that Maxi-Peel is akin to a chemical peel and redness is the most common side effect. Similar to the previous remedy, if redness continues, you must stop applying Maxi-Peel for 1-2 days. During this period, the skin is at its most sensitive stage. Hence, avoid using harsh products like whitening soaps that are way too acidic.

3. Stinging – Stinging can be felt after a few days of using Maxi-Peel. The technique is knowing when to apply Maxi-Peel. Since the process is like chemical peel, the skin is very sensitive at this stage, thus, you must have a period of rest from the time of washing the face to applying Maxi-Peel. This will help in regaining the lost natural oils from our face.

These stages point to one important fact. Maxi-Peel acts as an exfoliant on the skin. Exfoliation is getting rid of old and dull skin that appears on the outermost layer or that part which are visible called the epidermis. Through exfoliation, fresh new skin can be revealed. The process is slow but the benefits you will reap are worth the wait. Exfoliation is important because it helps in renewing the skin. There are two types of exfoliation: mechanical and chemical. The mechanical process is through the use of loofah, brushing body scrub or salts. Chemical exfoliation, on the other hand, involves the use of products like enzymes, alphahydroxy acids (AHAs), or betahydroxy acids (BHAS) and the like. 

Lastly, take note of the following dos and don’ts when exfoliating:

1. Do not over exfoliate.
2. Strictly follow instructions especially when using chemical exfoliants.
3. Never ever wax or use harsh products like whitening soaps.
4. Use hypoallergenic sunscreen or if you can, stay away from the sun.

Have a blessed day to all!

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