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Beauty Product Review: Latisha Niacinamide Serum

Latisha Niacinamide Serum

My most recent beauty encounter in Latisha Niacinamide Vitamin B3 5% Serum could not have been more timely. After having gotten used to being pimple-free for most of my life, I found myself struggling with pimples since we traveled to the states late last year, and has continued on until now.

The culprit could be anything from hormonal fluctuation, to change of weather, or whatever else really. The only thing I am sure of is it’s wreaking such ugly havoc to my otherwise used-to-be pimple-free canvas. This is why I cannot be more thankful that I have encountered Latisha Niacinamide Serum before I am able to squeeze time to see my dermatologist.

latisha niacinamide serum


Niacinamide is found in vitamin B3 and is also known as nicotinic acid. It is proven to be an effective skin-restoring ingredient that offers multiple benefits for aging skin. Niacinamide also addresses other skin issues as it helps improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines, dullness, and a weakened skin surface. Niacinamide can also mitigate the damage environmental attack can cause, and is stable in the presence of heat and light.

Latisha Niacinamide Serum Ingredients:

Niacinamide – is an active, water-soluble form of vitamin B3, It is one of the essential vitamins our body and skin need and aren’t able to produce themselves.

Hyaluronic Acid – a lot of interest in using hyaluronic acid to prevent the effects of aging. In fact, hyaluronic acid has been promoted as a “fountain of youth.

Glycerin – used as a moisturizer to treat or prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritations.

Aloe Vera Extracts – the useful parts of aloe are the gel and latex. The gel is obtained from the cells in the center of the leaf; and the latex is obtained from the cells just beneath the leaf skin.

I’m not going to get ahead of myself and conclude that this is the very best for one’s pimple issue straight away. Because the truth of the matter is, skin compatibility should always be considered. One product that can work for Jane, does not automatically mean it will also work the same way with the next girl. As for me, I was naturally drawn towards Latisha serum’s natural ingredients, and I’m glad I gave it a shot.

Latisha serum
Latisha Niacinamide Serum is not very thick when it comes to its viscosity. I pump it directly on my face to lessen the chance of wastage. Something I’ve learned to do even with toners nowadays. I can be a cheapskate like that. Lol!

I mostly pump the serum directly on my forehead, and spread away to my entire face. A single pump goes a long way. I also make sure to not neglect my neck. A smooth neck happens to go well with a well-improved facial canvas, yes?

I wasn’t kidding when I said I was pimple-faced since end of 2018 – it’s so bad I felt like puberty throwing vengeance at me for skipping this ordeal when it should’ve. Ack!

Latisha Niacinamide Serum 5 Day actual photos

I have never had to deal with pimples this bad growing up! It baffles me to this day. But I’m grateful that Latisha Serum was plenty instrumental in improving those angry cystic pimples that growl at me whenever I look at the mirror! Yikes! But boy am I thankful for good BB/CC/DD creams that have allowed for me to step out of the house without these bumps being as conspicuous. But I’d rather have a clean canvas to work with – like I used to.

Every day that the pimples tame down, I would be so thrilled. Now that I’ve seen for myself how Latisha works with pimples, I’m looking forward to sharing with you some dramatic improvements when Latisha serum is used for wrinkles. I recently had my mom try the product out, will get this post updated then! 🙂

latisha serum on sun spots

Latisha also evens out hyper-pigmentation caused by sun damage

As good as the Latisha serum has addressed my pimples, it’s hard not to notice how the sun spots on my left cheekbone have lightened a great deal. Right? I know! I was too zeroed in on my pimple bumps that I have almost missed that.

For those reasons alone – pimple issue and sun spots getting addressed, I’m totally vouching for Latisha serum.

If you have tried everything else, this is worth giving a shot. A 60 ml bottle will only take you back P750. A pump goes a long way! It’s very economical, especially because it spreads out easily. I mostly use just one pump for my entire face.

If you happen to have tried Latisha for yourself, let me know how it fares, yes? We girls love our canvas to be clean and flawless. Thanks to products that are naturally derived like Latisha, we don’t need to stuff our system with toxic chemicals to keep pimples, sun spots, and fine lines at bay.

Self-care and Confidence: Three women share the secret getting ahead of the game

SkinWhite Lotion

In this day and age, it’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of life, but these three professionals share their secret to making the most of their time and staying on top of the game.

SkinWhite Lotion

For 22-year old Pauline Del Rosario, it’s self-care. “As a real estate agent, I’m always on the go,” she says. “I don’t have a lot of time in the morning to prep myself up before I face potential buyers. But I know I need to face them with confidence knowing how it can help me close a sale! Good thing there’s SkinWhite PowerWhitening Lotion. All I need is just a few drops to make my skin instantly whit, making me feel more self-assured.  What’s more, I don’t have to worry about the harmful sun rays because my skin gets a big dose of SPF 20 throughout the day”. (more…)

Feeling Healthier and #BeYOUtiful with HyC 150

HyC 150

After having tried a handful of skin care supplements, I have come to experience for myself the difference of the collagen drink HyC 150. The Hyaluron, Collagen, and Ubiquinol combination that other collagen supplements don’t have,  might just be the winning combination. I have long put away the belief that supplements like this has everything to do with vanity. This, after experiencing the incredible relief from suffering from dry eyes for months on end, after taking HyC 150 for a week. Now before I get ahead of myself, what is the big deal about collagen anyway?

What’s the big deal about Collagen?

As we age, the amount of collagen that our body produces is diminished. From producing a youthful type of collagen, our bodies transition to producing an older type of collagen. Collagen has a lot to do with the elasticity of our skin. And as our skin ages, elastin production also decreases.

HyC 150

Yes, I have done my homework and not just take a brand’s claim on their products. It does make sense, right? It does not take me a whole lot to tell that I’m in need of supplementation. Possibly because I have been working long hours in front of the computer as a virtual assistant from 2009, it has taken its toll on my poor eyes. I may not be wearing glasses just yet, but my dry eyes have always been my tell-tale sign. HyC 150 has since been my go to collagen supplement drink. Aside from HyC 150’s health benefits, the icing to the cake is my skin is more supple. What’s not to love about HyC 150? 🙂 (more…)

Diana Stalder Celebrates 22nd Anniversary!

Diana Stalder 22nd anniversary sale

It began with the core philosophy of providing trusted and affordable skin care brand for Filipinos; 22 years later, Diana Stalder Face, Body, Skincare and Cafe remains committed to delivering the promise of a better you.

Services. It offers a variety of skincare treatments that address the needs of even the most delicate skin type, complemented by highly skilled therapists, to ensure delivery of desired treatment results. (more…)

Good Skin, Effortless Everyday Beauty #KathXHappySkin Launch

Happy Skin Kathryn Bernardo

What is not to love about Happy Skin? For one, how many brands are there that are actually skin caring? Not a whole lot, for sure. Being an advocate of everything natural, I choose to be intentional even in the makeup wearing department.

I’m not exactly a big fan of celebrities, whether local or otherwise, I barely know anything about Kathryn Bernardo, but when she started collaborating with Happy Skin, she’s totally got me curious. I started googling about her and I started loving her views and her overall personality. I even asked friends about her, as most of them chimed their admiration over her, even recommending a must-watch movie of hers, “Barcelona.’ It didn’t take long till I watch. Needless to say, I’m as well charmed by her personality. I’m all for authenticity, simplicity and natural – which basically sums up the makeup line she’s collaborating with Happy Skin.  (more…)

dS Whitening System

DS Whitening Services

Having milky white skin gives a person unspeakable advantages. It can improve one’s confidence and self-esteem. In our country, white is synonymous to beauty. Filipinas today desire to get whiter skin but not to look exactly like Caucasians. We are already proud of our Asian features, all we want is to improve and enhance them. What we all want and are obsessed with, is having fair skin; but are all skin whitening treatments safe, particularly on prolonged usage? The answer is NO, because there are certain bleaching preparations available in the market which may cause harmful effects on the skin. The most common of which, are the Irritant Contact Dermatitis and Ochronosis.

DS Whitening Kit

Irritant Contact Dermatitis is a skin condition caused by direct chemical injury to the skin causing skin rashes and severe itchiness, while Ochronosis is a pigmentary disorder of the skin caused by prolonged use of creams containing Hydroquinone and Mercury.

Hydroquinone, when used over a long period of time, can cause Exogenous Ochronosis (where skin turns bluish or black). While it is true that it is an effective skin whitening compound because it inhibits the production of melanin to cause the whitening of skin color, it can also damage our pigment cells when improperly used.

Mercury, on the other hand, particularly the ammoniated type, which is the most common in Chinese bleaching cream preparations, may cause Ochronosis even in very low concentration if used for a longer period of time. Its cumulative effect may damage the kidneys or even cause neurological effects.

Diana Stalder offers a variety of skin whitening preparations and kits which have undergone clinical trials and studies to address the pigmentary skin problems without causing untoward effects to the skin and assuring the consumers of its safety.

Nacar whiteningTo help you relax and rejuvenate after work, here’s Casmara Nacar Treatment. It is a professional personalized skin lightening and illuminating treatment in single-dose phases combined with benefits of an algae peel off mask. It cleanses, exfoliates and whitens the skin, targeting skin color, localized or diffused marks.

It effectively helps your skin look younger, delaying signs of ageing.This treatment offers the largest number of whitening and illuminating active ingredients in the world, with 10 active ingredients for illuminating and skin lightening properties as it works directly on melanogenesis process. You may also visit Diana Stalder clinics for a free skin analysis and counseling by skilled therapists.

Different Whitening Active Ingredients

  1. Tyrostat is a strong inhibitor of tyrosinase enzymatic activity, one of the main enzymes involved in the pigmentation process. It has higher activity than arbutin, turmeric, and hydroquinone and with no unwanted side effects. It safely reduces skin pigmentation and erythema by limiting both melanin production and skin reddening for an even skin complexion.
  2. Beta arbutin is a superb ingredient produced from the bearberry leaves, cranberry, and blueberry. Its primary goal is to prevent tyrosinase production in the body.
  3. Glutathione is really a pioneer in whitening systems. It is often found in soaps, ointments, lotions, creams and in pills. Its antioxidant properties help you to get whiter skin.
  4. Licorice is a great ingredient for skin whitening purpose and well-known for its special ability to suppress tyrosinase (melanin production catalyst) production. The substance has anti-inflammatory components, hence can lessen sunburn effects.
  5. Kojic acid suppresses enzyme tyrosinase production in the body and impede melanin formation. With this, skin whitening is guaranteed. Primarily, kojic acid is produced from the mushroom family, the same fermented by-product used to produce ‘rice wines’.

Body Whitening Scrub is the combination of body scrub and bleaching. Hence, the procedure will provide even colored, glowing and health-looking skin.

In order to achieve a skin that is white as snow, here are some examples of food that you should include in your meals as these can boost skin whitening. These are dairy products (i.e, milk and yogurt), fresh fruits (i.e, lemon, orange, apple, banana, papaya, berries, and kiwi), oatmeal, soybean, almond, aloe vera, sea weeds, potato, beetroot, pumpkin, green tea and dark chocolate. On the other hand, foods that you need to limit intake are cantaloupe, mango, peach, spinach, kale, sweet potato, olive oil, broccoli, and red bell pepper since they are known to affect skin pigmentation thereby causes skin tanning.

DS Whitening Services

Nowadays with such a busy lifestyle, it has become difficult to take time out to care for our skin. Since everyone has to eat no matter how busy we are; adding skin whitening food to our diet is a must as it can help us with our complexion. Good thing that DS Café is now available through Food Panda so we can have it delivered right at your doorstep. We cater at Cubao and Mandaluyong areas. Check out our healthy and affordable menu today!

To learn more of Diana Stalder’s products and services, visit the official website at www.dianastalder.com and follow us on our social media accounts; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dianastalderbydermaline, Twitter: @Diana_stalder and Instagram: @dianastalder. You may also visit the following Diana Stalder branches near you.

Gateway Mall, Basement 2, Araneta Center Cubao
(02)351.0299 | +63 917 6218468

SM Megamall, 5/F Bldg A, Mandaluyong City(02)984.8188 | +63 917 6265362

SM Calamba, 3/F, Calamba Laguna
(049)306.0602 | +63 917 6276523

SM Bacolod, 3/F North Wing, Bacolod City
(034)431.4376 | +63 929 553 8478

Skin Station Opens its 56th Branch at SM Cherry Antipolo

Skin Station SM Cherry

Skin Station recently launched their 56th branch at SM Cherry Antipolo, with brand ambassador Ms. Hannah Ledesma gracing the blessing rites and official store opening.

Skin Station SM Cherry

Skin Station’s vision is to utilize science to create premium professional skin care products and offer clinic procedures that are safe and reasonably priced enough to be part of our regular beauty regiment.

Skin Station SM Cherry

Skin Station SM Cherry Antipolo is offering their store launch promos till July 31, 2018:

  • Buy 3 products, and get the lowest-priced item for 1 Peso.
  • Buy 1 Take 1 IV Glutathione w/ Vit. C
  • FREE Diamond Peel for every Facial Treatment

Skin Station SM Cherry

Photo op with Hannah Ledesma and fellow lifestyle bloggers.

Some of the Skin Station products that I have used and am loving so far are the Blushing Beauty Bamboo Water & Jeju Aloe Shower Gel, Dermax Bamboo Water Foaming Facial Cleanser and Dermax CollaWhite Serum.

Skin Station SM Cherry

Blushing Beauty Bamboo Water & Jeju Aloe Shower Gel

  •  It is an invigorating and revitalizing shower gel that contains MINT BEADS that provide cooling and refreshing sensation every after wash
  • It is formulated to gently exfoliate and eradicate dirt, excess oil, and other impurities o It is enhanced with BAMBOO WATER that helps hydrate and leave you feeling moisturized and rejuvenated o Enriched with JEJU ALOE EXTRACT that enhances after-feel and prevents dryness

Bamboo Water Foaming Facial Cleanser 

  • Effectively yet gently removes dirt, excess oil and make-up without disrupting the skin’s natural protective barrier. Formulated with Micellar Technology, this foaming facial cleanser contains nano-sized oil molecules suspended in water which dissolves unwanted particles in your skin.
  • It also contains Bamboo Water that helps hydrates skin and Lentinus Edodes extract for extra whitening effect. This advanced formula leaves skin smoother, clearer and whiter

CollaWhite Serum

  • Skin White’s signature serum for firmer, even-toned and smoother skin Combination of anti-aging and whitening in one serum.

Skin Station is said to be the #1 in painless diode laser hair removal (LHR) with over 70 diode laser equipment & over 150,000 patients treated.  You may check out Skin Station on Facebook, for more information or visit their website at www.skinstation.ph

Be Summer-Ready with Diana Stalder

Diana Stalder Ultimate Power Peel

Summer is officially here and the scorching heat can be unforgiving. Before we head on over to the beach, let us make sure we got ourselves covered.

Diana Stalder Fresh Summer Treat

Diana Stalder discussed during the recent Fresh Summer Treat Bloggers Get Together how exactly we can enjoy the summer and manage the UV radiation through proper skin care. We sure don’t want to speed up aging and acquire damaged skin while we are beach bumming, right? (more…)

Trust only the Experts for Healthy and Beautiful Skin

SkinCell’s latest clinic is located at the 2nd Floor of Venice Grand Canal Mall, McKinley Hill, Taguig

The skin is the largest organ system in the human body. It serves as our body’s shield against harmful UV rays, harsh chemicals, and infections. Hence, taking care of the skin is as important as eating a fiber-rich diet for good digestion or doing aerobic exercises for a healthy heart.

The path to healthy skin and youthful looks should be safe and enjoyable.  Taking good care of the skin starts with consulting knowledgeable medical experts who are trained to perform aesthetic procedures using the latest and safest technologies.

At SkinCell Advanced Aesthetic Clinics, Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS) board-certified dermatologists, with extensive training locally and abroad, effectively treat skin, hair, and nail diseases such as acne, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, eczemas and contact dermatitis, hair loss, as well as infections and tumors.

Dr. Clarissa Cellona, MD FPDS, Senior consultant of SkinCell Advanced Aesthetics Clinics.

Dr. Clarissa Cellona, MD FPDS, Senior consultant of SkinCell Advanced Aesthetics Clinics

SkinCell is home to the latest aesthetic lasers and energy-based devices that are cleared for use by the U.S. FDA. With these technologies, SkinCell dermatologists can target specific layers of the skin and perform various treatments such as skin lifting and resurfacing, hair removal, or body whitening. (more…)