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Oily Face Problems? Proactiv Solution Daily Oil Control to the Rescue

Oily face issues, I have had them for the longest time. I might not have what one might call an acne prone skin, but oily is no less of a problem especially when caught in between tasks. Oil-control sheets, for sure I won’t get caught leaving the house without. But I have not really used a lot of them since this —Ā Proactiv Solution Daily Oil Control. šŸ™‚

As of late, the one product that I can totally address oily face issues is – Proactiv Solution Daily Oil Control. It is a breakthrough facial lotion that eliminates shine and is designed to absorb excess oil to help give a more mattified appearance while helping the skin fight acne. This also helps the skin to remain soft, smooth and hydrated without looking or feeling greasy.

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The Proactiv Daily Oil Control is ideal for men and women with oily skin because it controls and balances the oil levels and gives a matte finish after using it. (more…)

Buy Proactiv and Get a Chance to Win Tickets to Alicia Keys Concert

Good news to Alicia Keys fans out there! Here is a chance to score VIP tickets to her concert entitled ā€œSet the World on Fireā€ Tour at Mall of Asia Arena on November 25, 2013. All patrons who purchase Proactiv 30 day or 60 day kits from participating outlets from September 16 up to November 14, 2013 is eligible to join the promo.

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At stake are these fab prizes:

One (1) Grand Prize Winner of 2 VIP Tickets worth Php10,560 each
One (1) Winner of 2 Lower Box B Tickets worth Php4,760 each
Three (3) Winners of 2 General Admission Tickets worth Php1,060 each


Contractubex, the scar wonder

If there is any product I totally vouch for when it comes to scars, it would be hands down, Contractubex, I will always highly recommend. I have been using it for years and because I get scars a whole lot, I have to have a tube in my kikay kit wherever I go.

Contractubex is an anti-scar gel that helps lighten, flatten and soften scars. It also helps make the scar smoother and more pliable.

Contractubex exerts a softening and smoothing effect on hypertrophic scars and keloids, painful and cosmetically disfiguring scars, burns and contractures.

Contractubex contains 3 complementary active ingredients:

1. Extractum cepae (special onion extract) has anti-inflammatory, bactericidal properties and prevents the formation of excessive scar tissue.
2. Heparin softens the tissue structure, has anti-inflammatory, anti-swelling and hydrating properties
3. Allantoin promotes wound healing, hydrates the skin and has a soothing effect which helps relieve the itching often associated with scar formation


Beauty Product Feature: Proactiv Refining Mask

So my sleepless weeks have backfired with acne here and there (literally, since I have two), I have been religiously using the Proactiv Solution Deep Cleansing WashĀ and I love that acne does not erupt as violently as it would if I don’t use this product.

Proactiv Refining Mask

Now, while I already love how effective the Proactiv Solution is, there is also Proactiv Refining Mask. It is a rinse-off mask that perfectly complements the Proactiv 3-step Combination Therapy System by reducing redness and inflammation associated with acne. It comes free with every purchase of Proactiv 30-day or 60-day kit.

What is the Proactiv Refining Mask made of, you ask. It is made of a powerful concentration (6%) of antibacterial sulfur – a proven acne-fighting ingredient; its vitamin-enriched formula helps give a brighter, younger looking complexion. It refines texture and tone of skin and pores appear smaller.

Proactiv Refining MaskĀ also contains Kaolin clay which helps absorb excess oil. It has Vitamin E, a potent antioxidant that protects skin from free radicals and soothes and nourishes the skin. It has Vitamin F Complex to help retain skin moisture. The tea tree oil in this mask provides antiseptic and cleansing properties, while the geranium and lemongrass extracts provide overall skin conditioning.

proactiv refining maskThe consistency of the Proactiv Refining Mask is thick and little grainy. It is probably theĀ advanced microcrystal benzoyl peroxide in the ProactivĀ® 3-Step System that kill acne-causing bacteria. It also contains glycolic acid and other exfoliants reduce excess oils and dead skin cells.


Recent Beauty Find: Nature Republic C.C. (Complete Control) Cream

More than six months in and I am still loving the first of the Nature Republic beauty products I have gotten my hands on. I am especially loving the Nature Republic’sĀ Collagen HD Blusher,Ā which lasts me practically the whole day.

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Nature Republic sent over a few more products last week and I am totally digging the Nature Republic C.C. (Complete Control) Cream. I have used it thrice since and I love how it evens out my skin tone without looking so heavy. While my usual BB cream will give me the full coverage look, this CC cream just looks so fresh and light. It has given me no breakouts too! That is definitely something to take note of when using a brand new skin product. When it does, it can go either way – either it is designed to do some purging or it really is not for your skin.

Nature Republic C.C. Cream

Nature Republic C.C. Cream comes in three variants. Pure Cream Tinted,Ā Makeover Cream Color Change and Holic Cream Whitening

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What I am currently using is Nature Republic CC Cream Super Origin CC Cream Tinted with SPF 30 PA++. The tinted part allows me to use it with nothing else on top of it, which really is a dream! While some CC creams will have you use a BB cream on top of it, this one is ideal for lazy girls like me. I really would rather apply one product on my skin and that’s that. I do not even have to bother with the sunblock because the SPF 30 will take care of that. Sweet! šŸ™‚


Kikay Corner’s Diamond Peel and Body Massage by The Zen Institute Giveaway

Who’s ready for some serious pampering? Kikay Corner is giving away not one but two vouchers that will give the recipient a taste of the Art of Body Perfection, as per The Zen Institute’s tagline would have it. Unlike most other spas that have mushroomed around the metro, The Zen Institute is actually notches above the rest since it is a medical spa. Head over their page and your medical/spa related inquiries will be responded to by a real medical doctor.

The Zen Institute Diamond Peel Treatment Gift Voucher


Jennifer Lynn UV Gel Nails by Polished ’em Nail Salon and Waxing Studio

Let me just start this entry by saying that Jennifer Lynn UV Gel Nail Polish is a klutz’s best friend. I finally got to try it out for myself a few days before we left for our Vietnam – Cambodia trip some weeks ago. Because I practically mess up my manicure in less than ten minutes after application, I rarely have my nails done in a salon. If at all, I would almost always have to go back in less than 20 minutes to have the blasted paint redone. Frustrating, I know! Ā This basically explains why I have a collection of nail polish at home. Doing the polish myself and having them repainted when needed proved to be the most practical to do. But even then regardless of the brand I use, whether it is O.P.I., Elianto, Orly or Revlon, the paint will chip in two days tops.

My UV nails taken via Instagram

Two words won me over when I first heard of Jennifer Lynn UV gel nail polish“instant” and “permanent.” Ā And with my high maintenance nail polish issue, I can’t be blamed! šŸ˜› When my dear friend, Iris recommended Polished ’em Nail Salon and Waxing Studio, I headed right there after I got discharged from my 6 days hospital confinement. I know! I did not have time anymore after that, save for the packing and the last minute shopping for our then upcoming week long trip.


Kikay Corner’s Clean & Clear Post Valentine Giveaway

Because my Hearts Day was mostly spent in the hospital taking care of my little Valentine, thus this Clean & Clear Post Valentine Giveaway. I have a whole bunch of other products lined up to be given away that you pretty ladies might want to watch out for as well.

Clean & Clear Essentials Moisturizer, Deep Action Cleanser, Oil Control Powder, Active Clear Speed Clearing Gel

I have done a lot of brand switching lately. But that does not mean these lovelies should go to waste. Especially because I had, once upon a time, benefited from this brand. Take for example, the cystic pimple that zapped out the next morning byĀ Clean & Clear Acne Control Kit.Ā But this particular bunch has been stashed away, untouched for months now.

And the easy peasy Contest Mechanics:


Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair Loss, Who Would Have Thought!

Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair Loss, Who Would Have Thought! I was never good at typing out titles for my posts, but those words right there just about spell out how I feel right now, even after a couple of weeks of seeing for myself the wonders of my holy grail for hair loss – my ever persistent hair issue. Yes, I’ve tried a bunch of hair loss shampoos including Phytocyane by Phyto Paris and Human Nature’s Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner. With Phytocyane, my hair loss became worse and as for Human Nature, no improvement at all. Ā But the latter was not put to waste since both my boys are now using SLS free toiletries as well. Yay!

My discovery of Apple Cider Vinegar being an effective hair loss remedy came by chance. Ā I have been suffering from some form of acid reflux since last month. I cannot seem to take in anything without feeling nauseated. I have been eating small portions of food frequently since. Because I wanted to steer clear of having to go visit the doctor and be given tons of synthetic medications and antibiotics, I just thought I’d do my homework by searching for a natural way to cure my tummy issues. Apple cider vinegar or ACV as health forum people would have it, came up more than once. It kind of did not make sense to me at first since my issue is towards hyperacidity and the cure for it is to treat it with another kind of acid? I know! My exact thoughts! But then again, it has been working and has kept me out of the doctor’s clinic.


Flawless’ Smooth N’ Sexy Barkada Summer Promo

I cannot help but tweet and rave about how I loved Flawless’ Shapes & Sculpt Body Shaping and Sculpting Program. I tried out their current Starter Treatment promo at 60% off. Instead of paying P4,500 for the shaping and the toning of my thighs, I got to have a taste of it (which I loved to bits) – look ma, no more ripples! – at only P1,800!

Meanwhile, Flawless has an ongoing Smooth N’ Sexy Barkada Summer Promo. This is running until tomorrow. Here’s all you have to do: