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It’s Time to Add Pili to Your Daily Beauty Alternative

Pili Daily Essentials

Natural beauty and wellness-focused brand Pili has come up with a diverse range of products that champions the under-appreciated potential of the local pili tree.

By harnessing pili oil from the pulp of the pili fruit and the even more potent elemi oil from the resin, Pili produces oils, soaps, lotions, and other potions that maximize moisturizing and anti-aging properties. What’s more, everything is hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial, paraben-free, and natural.

Look positively glowing with Pili’s antioxidant-rich lotion. Fitted with pili oil that will help prevent premature aging and elemi oil that will tighten and smoothen skin, the fragrant hand and body lotion will keep you effortlessly effervescent. Or, make your skin luxuriously soft and dewy with their signature body oil that’s packed with pili’s naturally occurring vitamin E and antioxidants. (more…)

Gloww Collagen Capsule and Collagen Powdered Drink Review

Gloww Collagen Drink

My first encounter with Gloww was in 2012. I was pretty impressed how my skin stayed fair despite the summer trotting I did with my family back then – including a week long tour along the streets (and river – Mekong) of Vietnam and Cambodia. I was almost sure that I was going to be a notch darker since the heat of Manila was considerably more forgiving than that of Cambodia’s! Truth be told, I would’ve stayed in the hotel if it were up to me. I loved that I stayed just as fair! 🙂

Gloww Capsules

Five years since, and I am getting reacquainted with Gloww Collagen Capsules.

Gloww helps feed skin’s CLBT. CLBT being Color, Luminosity, Brightness and Transparency. Its one of a kind SKHN (Skin, Health and Nutrient) Complex reinforces collagen, detoxifies your skin, upgrades blood dissemination, shields it from unsafe UV beams and free radicals.

Gloww Capsules include these following natural ingredients: Marine Protein, Horsetail Extract ,Lycopene, Green Tea Extract, Lemon Bioflavonoids, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Vitamin C , Grape Seed Extract, Natural Betacarotene, Pine Bark Extract,Vitamin E.

Recommended dosage is 2 capsules per day for two months, and 1 capsule per day after two months.

Gloww Collagen after 2 months of use

Gloww Collagen Capsules retails for P960 per box, with 30 capsules.

Gloww Collagen Powdered Drink

When a product is already good, and am pretty satisfied in its overall benefits, I don’t exactly expect for it to go another extra mile by coming up with yet another awesome product. But this is exactly what Gloww has done and I cannot be more thrilled!  🙂

Gloww collagen drink

I initially wondered what the difference is from my old favorite Gloww capsules. Apparently, Gloww Collagen is powered by  Verisol. Verisol is a product of advanced German technology that makes the collagen more bioavailable as it is absorbed by the gut, and allows for the repair of damaged skin to be more efficient. The efficient absorption helps the skin to get the most out of your collagen.

Jen Aspacio for Gloww Collagen

After around two months of taking Gloww Collagen Capsules and Gloww Collagen Drink

My skin is noticeably more supple. I don’t need to slather on as much moisturizer as I used to. I’m 40 and I was wearing very light make up in this photo. Of course, I wouldn’t get caught without my brows, but on the face, no primer, just a regular BB cream (which explains the shine haha!) and lipstick. 🙂

Although I did mention that I remained fair with the constant taking of Gloww supplement, I have long corrected in my mind the misconception that it is a whitening agent. It actually is not, the skin remains fair essentially because of the detoxification action of the chemical breakdown of all the ingredients combined. It helps keep the skin sustain its youthful glow.

Gloww Collagen Drink

The recommended dosage for Gloww Collagen is 1 sachet per day. This food supplement is sold for P90 per sachet or P2,700 per box of 30 sachets.

gloww collagen powdered drink ingredients

Gloww Collagen Powdered Drink Ingredients include: Collagen hydrolysate (Verisol), mixed fruit dry flavour, citric acide anhydrous, sucralose and carmine (coloring agent)


Another undeniable and pleasant side effect of Gloww Collagen on me is the non-incidence of dry eyes. I’m not surprised, actually. Since I’ve learned that collagen helps lubricate joints and eye tissues, resulting to dry eyes prevention. “Dry eyes” has been an incessant problem that has bugged me for some years now. My years of freelancing and virtual assistant tasks have taken their toll on my poor eyes. I love that I no longer have to deal with it for as long as I’m taking my Gloww Collagen supplement.

Based on studies, after two months of continued use of Gloww Collagen, the following effects are observed:

  • Improved skin elasticity
  • Improved skin moisture
  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Even after a 4week washout phase, effects are still evident.

Gloww Collagen is also BFAD approved, which for me, is a non-negotiable when I’m looking into a long-term supplement. I’ve been won over by the product from 2012, and I am even more pleased with Gloww  now that it comes in this delightfully-flavored powdered drink.

Avon introduces the Newest Skin Breakthrough, Anew Ultimate in Celebration of the Women’s Month

Avon Ultimate the ulitmate skincare for signs of aging

In celebration of the Women’s Month, Avon introduces Anew Ultimate: the newest skin breakthrough to fight the 10 signs of aging.

Avon follows through its commitment to provide women with effective beauty products and champion causes that matter to them.

Avon joins women in commemorating International Women’s Month, as it introduced Anew Ultimate, its latest and revolutionary skincare product to battle against one of women’s dreaded foes: aging. Anew Ultimate is made potent with the exclusive Luxe Masterkey Complex, this new line promises to revitalize aging skin by targeting 10 signs of skin aging within 10 days of use.

Anew Ultimate

Skin Aging

Skin aging is one of the most nagging concerns that women everywhere have to live through. Several uncontrollable factors – from exposure to UV rays to diet choices – can take its toll on the skin, resulting to dryness, unwanted wrinkles, uneven tone, poor texture and color, and sagging. After stringent studies by the Avon Skin Care Institute, Anew Ultimate was created to help women combat these skin concerns.

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Three Laser Hair Removal Myths You Should Know About

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In today’s world, many people are excited about using technologically advanced cosmetic strategies to optimize their appearance. In many cases, individuals who are interested in eliminating unwanted body hair turn to the realm of laser hair removal. If you’re thinking about investing in laser hair removal services, it’s important to know how the process works as well as the myths that still linger regarding the practice. Use the information found below to learn more about laser hair removal myths:

1. You Have To Be Close-Shaven Prior To Undergoing The Procedure.

As noted in The Huffington Post, many clients prefer to shave the regions of their body that will be subjected to the laser treatment. However, the aesthetician can also complete this practice by shaving regions like the bikini line. The only downside to this modality is that when you shave in the procedure room, it will be a dry shave. (more…)

Beauty Product Review: Proactiv + Green Tea Moisturizer

Acne comes with it a host of different skin issues. Aside of the need to be cautious in skin care products, a lot of anti-acne products have the tendency to dry the skin out.

Proactiv+ Green Tea Moisturizer

Have you heard of Proactiv+ Green Tea Moisturizer yet? This product is a lightweight, non-greasy formula contains Green Tea, to help fight free radicals and is rich in mineral and botanical extracts. It has been designed to help soothe dry skin without clogging pores and is the perfect moisturizer for blemish-prone skin. (more…)

Happy 10th, Kojiesan!

Kikay Corner recently celebrated with Kojiesan their 10th year in the skin lightening industry.

Kojiesan’s manufacturer, Beauty Elements Venture’s Inc. (BEVI)’s success story is a witness to its owner’s determination. They started out with a few dozen orders and to its current millions of bars sold, the soap has been a favorite among the Filipino household. It started making waves locally and like every good news, it was bound to break out. Kojiesan is now known all across the globe.

Happy 10th, @KojieSanPH! 👒 #BringYourSkinToLight with #KojieSan ❤ #FirstTierBrands

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BEVI started in a humble office in a residential area of Makati. Now, the company operates from an entire building. It also owns 6 hectares of manufacturing facilities in San Pablo, Laguna, providing employment to more than 500 employees.

BEVI is the first to introduce kojic acid soap in the Philippine market, initially as a supplier to dermatologists, who prescribed it to patients with skin pigmentation and darkening problems. Realizing its potential, BEVI launched the original kojic acid soap formulated the traditional Japanese way and made it even better by adding high-grade virgin coconut oil into the mix.

I love success stories like this, they create a foreground for people like us to never stop striving to reach for our dreams. My first encounter with Kojiesan was when I learned from our helper some 6 years back that it was the brand of soap that she used. I had to ask because the transition from dull skin to a bright and flawless one was amazing. Yes, it was inevitable for me to stock up on it myself. 🙂

Kojiesan Products

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#KissAgingGoodbye with Watsons

Kikay Corner and My Lucid Intervals

Watsons summons all to Kiss Aging Goodbye through their latest anti-aging campaign.

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Aging is inevitable, true. But with all the latest in product innovations, I’m all for delaying it for as long as possible. Because of free radicals that come with today’s lifestyle, the signs of aging are more pronounced than they were decades ago. Truth be told, fine lines come as early as 20s. (more…)

Beauty Product Feature: TyRo White “A Natural Alternative to Hydroquinone”

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TyRo White “A Natural Alternative to Hydroquinone”

Truth be told, we Filipinas are suckers for white complexion. Truth be told, we Filipinas are suckers for white complexion. This explains why this beauty department isn’t going extinct anytime soon. The question has gone beyond just whitening products being effective, the influence of the wellness generation and with more and more people embracing “green” and “natural,” our leaning towards the “better” product and nature-derived alternative has become inevitable for us to explore.


I recently discovered TyRo White, a line of whitening products available at Diana Stalder. It claims to be a natural Alternative to Hydroquinone. My pretty Dermatologist at Diana Stalder prescribed TyRo White to support the laser treatment for my sun spots.  (more…)

Adam Levine is the New Face of Proactiv

Adam Levine for Proactiv

Adam Levine reveals that Proactiv is his secret to confidence.

Who is Adam Levine?

Adam Levine, the heartthrob and lead singer of the Grammy Award winning band, Maroon 5, and has made a name for himself with a signature voice that have swept women off their feet. Maroon 5’s releases have gone gold and platinum, setting records for most #1 singles and he’s been a judge on the Emmy Award-winning The Voice. He also starred in the indie film Begin Again, where his 222 Records label track Lost Stars was nominated for a Best Original Song at the Academy Awards. (more…)

10 Years Of #DermoBeautiful Skin with #CeletequeDermo

Celeteque Dermo with Beauty Bloggers

Kikay Corner is one with Deleteque Dermo, as it celebrates 10 years of making us Dermo Beautiful!

With prolly over a thousand beauty brands all over the world, what would actually make a lady stick? I’d say it’s the brand’s sheer ability to deliver. Celeteque Dermo is grounded in its products being co-created by dermatologists and beauty experts. And over the years, more and more people are seeing for themselves that Celeteque Dermo truly delivers.

Celeteque Products

Celeteque Dermo with Beauty Bloggers

At the Celeteque Dermo 10 year celebration with fellow beauty bloggers.

I believe one of the key factors that make Celeteque Dermo ring is their customized skin care solutions for specific skin types. Because we have to be realistic, it can’t be one for all. Because our skins are built differently, products that are for our specific skin type will be more effective. (more…)