skin care

Olay, Celebrating 10 years of Passion

My first recollection of Oil of Ulay is that familiar bottle on my mom’s dresser that I tinkered with and even tried on my face once or twice when no one was looking. I guess it is that “kikay tendency” sprouting up at age 4. Interestingly, it was when Olay Total Effects came to Manila years ago that I tried it myself.  I loved it so much because of its being a one step beauty product. As kikay as I am, I can also be the laziest, with my tendency to drop a regimen with several steps in it.

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Road Testing Obagi Professional-C Serum

As I mentioned in the previous post, I really was meaning to buy myself a Vitamin C serum, of a different brand, when Obagi Professional-C Serum came along. Talk about perfect timing. 🙂

Obagi Professional-C Serum 15%

Obagi Professional-C Serum comes with a dropper in a 30ml bottle. Sells for P4,850. Not cheap, I know. But you might as well drop on the floor when you find out the amount of money people actually waste buying hosts of products that do not actually work. If this bottle happens to work, for me at least, then it will be worth every centavo. I will let you in on my personal feedback in the coming weeks and months. 🙂

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Obagi Celebrates 11 Years of skin care success

When Beautynomics.com herself, Sophie Uy, invited me to the House of Obagi event, I knew that there was no way I will miss that for the world. I have heard a lot of great things about the brand and it was a privilege to be given a glimpse of what The House of Obagi was made of from the expert themselves.

Aimee Demarais, the international trainor for Obagi products talked about the expertise of Obagi when it comes to skin care and essentially the very reason why they deliver. It is plain to see that there is no other generation that is more bombarded with hosts of beauty products than ours. It is then very important to look closely at the products that we use. As opposed to taking care of the root of the problem, what most products do is superficially cover skin issues which explains why skin problems go from bad to worse once you stop a regimen.

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Easy Peel by Flawless

This self confessed “kikay” finally tried out one of Flawless’s beauty services early this month – the Easy Peel. For some reason, I’ve always felt hesitant getting my face done in beauty aesthetic places. Sure, I’ll take on spa, scrubs in a heartbeat. But not procedures on my face. But this Flawless first timer was pleasantly surprised that there is a resident doctor to accommodate my concerns as I went to visit Flawless in SM Marikina.

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A Cold Rinse

Do you know that there is truth to the beauty secret that a cold rinse is good for you?  After your bath, rinse off with cold water.  What it does is stimulate the nerve surrounding the pores to help produce new cells, which explains the youthful look. 
Cold water speeds up metabolism, it is now also being looked into as being an effective diet aid.  Hot water in your bath breaks up the capillaries and dries up the skin. This explains why you eventually end up with drier skin when you bathe with warm water.  

Total Care by Olay

I have been using Olay Total Effects ever since it has made waves a few years back. I then thought it was just one of those beauty products that vows of greatness that will not deliver. I was wrong. At least for me, it completely replaced everything I used back then. I am such a “kikay” at heart that I tend to experiment with just about every new product that comes out in the market, I know it’s not the ideal. It’s good that my face tolerates such experimentation and is not prone to acne when I apply any cream that does not match my type of skin.
But another observation from the several bottles that I have bought: The first few bottles, I felt a real significant difference on my face (less fine lines, smoother feel). But later on, I honestly feel that the makers of this product have become complacent in maintaining the quality of its formulation. It used to be that there was only one formula: the 7 anti-aging therapies formula in a bottle, as how they would have it. But after a while, as with all the other marketing strategies, they have created a need for people to get a hold of a their new products (eye care, day care, night care) which I honestly did not buy any of. It could be that they have toned down on the original benefits so that consumers will feel the need to buy their other product. I’m not really sure. But I’m trusting my instincts and even as I trust my instincts and still keeping on using the same product, I press on to welcome better stuff that may come along to match what the original first batch of Olay products gave us when it first arrived in the Philippines some years back.

Here is Olay’s acclaimed 7 Anti-Aging Therapies Formula:
1. Line Minimization: Reduces the appearance of fine wrinkles.
2. Nourishing Moisturization: For a radiant, healthy glow.
3. Tone Enhancement: Balances color & reduces appearance of age spots.
4. Gentle Exfoliation: Smoothes and evens skin texture.
5. Pore Refinement: Minimizes the appearance of pores.
6. Free Radical Defense: Helps prevent damage to skin’s surface.
7. Subtle Lifting: Hydrates for firmer skin appearance.