Alpha Hydrox Souffle 12%

Thursday, December 27, 2012
Warning Picture Heavy:this is one of the products that i used on my first flare up.

Its just recently that ive been introduced with chemical exfoliants,i never had the very famous chemical peels..YET.. cause i thought that my sensitive skin might not like them,i cant find any local AHA/BHA based cream,so i decided to search some brands from US...
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that's where i found this..the Alpha Hydrox Brand..its available locally(if not from ULTA you can find them online)from the US...

i didnt order it from their site though but they do have a great deal online,buy a second one for only 1.99$ ..i dont know if its still running or not,you can just go and check their site
http://www.neotericcosmetics.com/

The ultimate anti-wrinkle exfoliant
1.6 oz.
* For all skin types except sensitive
* Contains Peptides & Green Tea
* Smooths, softens & restores skin
* Reduces fine lines & wrinkles
* Evens skin tone
* Restores skin's healthy glow
* Effective pH 4
* Oil, Fragrance & Paraben-Free
* Proven results within 6 weeks

Exfoliation is the key to skin renewal. This lightweight, non-greasy anti-wrinkle soufflé with 12% AHA is the ultimate in powerful, natural AHA exfoliation. Reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, smoothes, softens & restores skin without the use of abrasives. Peptides & Green Tea preserve firmness and prevent free radicals from breaking skin down. Immediately you will notice the velvety softness of your skin and in a matter of days, your skin will begin to look younger & more radiant with improved texture, elasticity & tone.

How To Use:
Cleanse with the Alpha Hydrox Cleanser of your choice. Apply a sheer layer of Alpha Hydrox AHA Soufflé to face and neck (do not rinse off). Follow with Alpha Hydrox Sheer Silk Moisturizer with SPF15 (daytime) or Night Replenishing Cream or Oxygenated Moisturizer (evening).

Ingredients
Water, Glycolic Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Stearic Acid, Peg 40 Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Polysorbate 60, Steareth 2, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein (Peptides), Green Tea Extract, Panthanol (Vitamin B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Xanthan Gum, PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer, Imidazolidinyl Urea, BHT


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comes in a tub,i cant put my finger on its packaging,it looks like a glass but feels a little plastic-y,i purchased it last july 24

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the product itself is quite thick,but very easy to blend.

this is where i started: btw in conjunction with this im also using other acne treatments and spot corrector so thats another thing to consider.

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June-so even before i started using the AHA my skin looks much better than before,thanks to Kiehls Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution(click here)

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July

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august

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sept 24

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How i use it:
every night for the first few weeks,then i started using it every other day,alternating it with kiehls dark spot solution,a small amount will do,since its very creamy,for my giant face a pea size will do just fine.

Does it Work:
Yes it did,before i purchased this i made my research,about Glycolic Products and whatnots,this is my first ever skincare that has glycolic in it,and im glad i got it,it did help lighten my dark purplish marks,its not an overnight miracle cream,so it took a while for me to see some changes,plus it didnt irritate my skin,usually my skin reacts to almost anything now that im a sensitive skin Convert which sucks! but this didnt gave me those itchy bumps.I admit its always a risk to try new products specially if your acne prone with sensitive skin,cause most likely my skin will react in a bad way making things worst,glad this is not one of those times.

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Tretinoin Preview:Retacnyl 0.025

Sunday, December 23, 2012
Good day ladies and Gents,ive been documenting my skin's ups and downs for the last few weeks,and for this log im going to start with my Tretinoin Journey,last 2 weeks ago i told the dermatologist that i wanted to minimize my clogged pores,having PCOS my hormones are out of balance,and going out of whack for the past months,so ive been getting a lot of clogged pores that soon turns into a deep cyst...Anyway let me show you how my skin looks prior to Retacnyl

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Before going on tretinoin...just had a cortisone shot on 4 cystic pimples and a facial hence it looks rather nice  and clean on photos,but when i taut my skin,that's when they appear,


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1 week mark-my skin feels soft and the texture looks so SMOOTH!well that's given when your using tretinoin,it'll definitely change the skins texture,its an anti wrinkle cream AFAIK

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about 1 week and 3 days
you can see how red my skin is,and those deep dents are from the cortison shot that i got before,also on my left cheek there seems to be a deep cyst forming..DUM DUM DUM>!



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2nd week mark..(left cheek)
other than that deep cyst,the whitehead next to it also turned..but im glad that it came to a head..its soooo hard to treat DEEP cystic pimples.

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and my right cheek,its a different story...2 cystic pimples suddenly popped up and my marks are much redder than before.

will continue this log soon,need to buy batteries for my camera first


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My Flawless Beauty Transformation

Sunday, December 16, 2012
Its just recently when i discovered Flawless... before,whenever i pass through their clinic,the pink sign came to me as FLAMES,i remembered maybe they based it on the FLAMES movie waay back 1997,since they have that crooked way of lining the letters( or its just me) =D,not until i got in for a facial and while i was laying on my pink bed,with this big FLAWLESS sign on top of me,so while i was in pain(facials for me are painful!but worth it tiis ganda moment) i was like..oohh,i see..So enough about first encounters..
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    I have a lot of treatments on my list that i havent got the chance to try yet,like i was contemplating wether to get a PowerPeel or Chemical Peel ,i want to be the next ad girl for Nano Power Peel!with ALL that slight arched back flawless shoulder and glowing skin.RAWR~!
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in the end i opted for their Salicylic Peel (more on to that soon)

 But the thing is,there's this voices at the back of my head..*schizo mode* its that Ive heard a lot of good raves about how radiant their skin looks and how smooth it feels at the same time,with Flawless' Body Scrub and Bleach Treatment,i noticed that ive been neglecting the skin on my body for quite a long time and been only focusing on my face,making it look a lot fairer than my body,so with that being said i would definitely want to try the Body Scrub W/ Bleach treatment to even out my Totem Face,and to bring back that glow that i once had..well when i was 13-15-16 years old,wouldnt that be awesome,a Mom with a teenage skin !

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Feel at home lang si Ate? hehe. colorful flawless product shelves.

Happy National Flawless Month!




Will make a seperate review about my Salicylic acid peel Treatment from them,its just that i still have to buy batteries for my Camera=D

xiao


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PRETTIA Hi-Bleach Bubble Hair Dye

Thursday, December 06, 2012
hello ladies,so ive been meaning to re dye my hair,before i used the etude house bubble dye gold blonde  however its quite patchy,uneven though it looks good from afar once i tie my hair up,you can definitetly see the mistake that i made on using the product hehe.

warning :photo heavy

the box:it looks different from the one that ive seen on the net,the shades a little darker as well.i guess this is the NEW hi bleach that they released
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Purchased at japanichi beauty shop for less than 800php..forgot the exact price will update this soon.

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cant help you with this,good thing it has pictures.

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inside you will get this...again the noob side of me..that pink thingy that looks like a pump..well its not haha,i keep on pumping that one,and twisting it,not until i realized that..hmmm this isnt going to work..i watched youtube..then...toinks...well im supposed to squeeze the bottle.well told you i cant read the instructions haha so i never opened the paper ..

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i made sure to part my hair into four now and brush it as well just to be safe.

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still wet...it looks darker than my previous shade..but it has more color in it.

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a few hours after application and here is my new hair.

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3 weeks after.

compared to etude house this is definitely better in terms of color range and how well it closely gave me the color that is shown on the box,but my hair is much softer after using the conditioner of etude =D.


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Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel

Sunday, November 25, 2012
HEEELLLOOOO!!heres something for those gals who likes gel cleansers,been using this one for a month now so yeah,its due for a review..hugs

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BENEFITS:Our Best Selling Daily Cleanser. This non-foaming, gel cleanser thoroughly removes the day’s make-up, dirt and oil without drying the skin. Papaya and Grapefruit Extracts are exfoliating Alpha Hydroxy Acids that help prevent dulling build-up that can cause blackheads and pimples.

HOW TO USE: Twice daily, massage in a circular motion on wet skin avoiding eye area. Rinse with tepid water. Pat dry and follow with toner or astringent.

INGREDIENTS: Deionized Water (Aqua),Glycerin,Papaya (Carica Papaya Fruit) Extract,Grapefruit (Citrus Grandis Fruit) Extract,Monomide,Triethanolamine,Methylparaben
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for the ingredients first,i was a little skeptical on the ingredients,lately ive been so keen on ingredients since i now have Sensitive skin...its so simple, a short list of 6 ingredients??really? i mean how come the gel's color is green? why does it smell like that? whats that glittery kind of shimmers? where did all that came from? hehe. IMHO i dont think that somehow maybe,its not completely given on the listed ingredients..so if anyone there knows why pls enlighten me.

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HOW I USE IT:
every night i squeeze an ample amount(much like on the photo) on my finger then i dot on my face,i sometimes use my Skinsonic with this,but mostly i just use it on its own,i also let it sit on my skin for a minute to let the "enzymes" (lol) work...id like to think its working..

DOES IT WORK?:
first week again...it gave me those small bumps,much like how my skin usually reacts if its too strong for my senstive skin( -_-)  but just on some areas where i dont get oily..weird i know,and its not as bad as the previous one that i had from using a Carrot Soap from before.After a few days i guess my skin got used to it and also i just let it sit on my skin for a few seconds not a full minute before i rinse it out.I got a few Break outs and i still get whiteheads..i can see my skin peeling from it,its not visible not unless i look at it closely(micropeeling),i still get whiteheads and blackheads as well as cystic acne so,this doesnt make my acne worse however i did not see any progress as well.its a so so cleanser for me,i might try the glycolic cleanser or the other one with fruits in it

Texture:
Creamy,doesnt foam,once applied it feels like youre massaging your face with a well...Gel.

Smell-
well im going to try to put it into words..its a little strong than most of my cleansers,it smells fresh,and some other stuff,but i like the smell.it might be a bit strong for some.

size-
236 ml for 985 php.

Packaging-
plastic transluscent bottle with a flip thingy nozzle.

Availability-
Got this at Rustans essences for 985 php.

Great for:
All skin types...but IMO if u have Sensitive Skin try using it every other day first then bump it up to everyday if it doesnt give you bumps or anything like what happened to me. =D

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Mac Viva Glam Lady GaGa I

Sunday, November 18, 2012
lipstick swatch,so ive swatched the Mac Saint Germain lipstick(here) and ive been reading some posts that their comparing it to Viva Glam Gaga I,so i grabbed mine and swatched them..lets see

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Cool Blue toned pink lipstick,lustre Formula

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i carry this on my makeup kit,and use it almost everyday.

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with flash,looks pretty sheer,that's expected since it is a Lustre lipstick,but on my lips i can actually layer it for a decent pigmentation.

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without flash

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for me this is definitely a more wearable shade compared to Mac Saint Germain,that lipstick looks too pastel-y for an everyday use,but this on my lips gives me that "pa-cute bubble gum pink lips"..


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Skin Update: Forever Flawless

Thursday, November 08, 2012
hello ladies,soo..skin,ive been battling hormonal acne now for half a year i guess,you can browse through my post on how it started,i did managed to control the break out,but i never did brought my skin back to how it was before...

im still not sure on what skincare products to use,so i decided to go back to my skincare regimen waaay waaay back...i bought the Cyleina Black Pearl soap again,i used to love this soap so much,i just stopped because its not that easy to do meetups with the resellers back then,and on the 2nd day of using the soap,my skin FREAKING reacted...it gave me that small bumps that kinda itch again..what the!!!,it never did sink in that i now have sensitive skin..but it just hits me..now its Official...(*sigh)
And now currently i Have 4 cystic pimples on my face,(dreadful hormonal acne),will post a pic soon,and clogged pores,a lot of them on sides of my cheeks,which is the usual life cycle of a cyst,pore gets clogged,infected,turns red,here comes papule or pustule,or worst cyst..which i have. (-_-) ,and its been a while since ive got myself a facial.ive seen some reviews on Forever Flawless Facial Centers,and most of them are quite good,so ive decided to give them a visit and start my facial declogging with them,

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First VISIT!:
i visited their Clinic at SM San lazaro yesterday,but i didnt make it to the cut off time,i arrived at around 6 30 pm or so,they greeted me with warm smile,they have nice working people behind SM San Lazaro's Branch,anyways i got in,sat down with the Doctor,and i told her that i suddenly broke out last feb march,and i have a lot of clogged pores and i do have hormonal acne,right away she then said that "Kailangan mo magpapeel",she mentioned MHC easy peel,that will dry pimples and make me peel for a few days ",i was like:" peel agad,di ba pwedeng glycolic muna or better facial muna"(chos,that's just me talking to myself lol),i didnt feel that the consultation went well,cause i was the one who suggested things that she just agreed so instead i had the KI injection to my 4 cyst,mind you i have high pain tolerance BUT!! i cringed!my concern at that time was,why did she have to extract my cystic acne...imagine,its already painful to have a pimple extraction,what more with cyst,she poke it and used the thingy that extract the puss,i can feel my face twitching..after that she then injected all 4 of them,and i didnt even felt the syringe..lol,its either she's really good with needles or the pain made my face numb..
When i got home i asked myself..the reason why i decided to get the KI was because i want my cyst to go down with minimal scarring...now im afraid,cause i think it'll leave a scar bigtime..But nevertheless i will still continue my visit to Flawless..Im actually on my way to have my Facial,will update you guys on that next time chow.


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Dyed my Hair with Etude House Bubble Hair Color in Gold Blonde

Wednesday, November 07, 2012
So just last month i got this sudden itch to dye my hair,and its about time,since i can see atleast 2 inches of dark roots and it doesnt look nice out on a sunny day,anyways,on my previous hair one,ive visited ystilo salon,but this time im DIY-ing my hair.

Warning: Photo Heavy
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ive searched a lot of hair dyes however most of my picks is not locally available here in the Philippines,yes there are some resellers but the shades that i want is always Sold out so,i opted for this one from etude house...the SA told me that its ammonia free so its not going to ruin my hair as much as the other hair dyes on the market...

heres how my hair looks before:
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and after:
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just washed the bubble off,and i love love love the conditioner thats on the kit(with flash)

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indoor without flash

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outdoor without flash,top looks nice eigh?

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the thing is we didnt split my hair so...underneath that nicely colored hair is this..

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currently after 2 weeks.
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so for less than 400 pesos..its a good diy hair dye,just dont get too confident with the bubbles sipping inside youre hair like i did,thought that the bubbles would do the job of spreading for me as long as i rub them in..im going to try palty or prettia if you know someone who sells them pls let me know..


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