skin care

Health and Beauty Benefits of HyC150 Collagen Supplement

What’s in the HyC150 collagen drink and how will it benefit our body and promote anti-aging?

Early this week, I, together with fellow lifestyle bloggers, trooped to Oracle Beauty Clinic, to check out the posh beauty place and know more about HyC150, the much talked about Collagen Drink from Japan and other health and beauty supplement products by its maker, FINE Japan Co. Ltd.


Etiquette Rose, HyC150, Turmeric Extract Powder and Ginger Black Tea are distributed by FINE Japan Co. Ltd.


#HealWithVaseline this Summer: Vaseline Instant Fair Lotion and Deep Restore Lotion

The summer heat has gone beyond unbearable these past days. Unbearable enough that I was under the weather the week after my son was. Tandem it with one of summer’s most common diseases, sore eyes, and I just about welcomed myself into misery land. But as I am feeling better today, I’m more than ever convinced that we should be more vigilant in making sure our bodies are well hydrated, especially this summer.

Heal with Vaseline

That said, did you know that this wild summer heat has the makings of dehydrating your skin? I know this all too well since my cracked lips are such give away.  As our skin is exposed to factors that can damage and dry it out. From hot showers, air-conditioned rooms, to the heat and pollution during one’s daily commute, skin is stripped off of its natural hydration and moisture. Check out the difference between leaves with and and without Vaseline. That’s pretty much the case for my lip when I fail to dab Vaseline Petroleum Jelly on it – one touch and it’s likely to crack.


Vaseline 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly

This tub of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly did not merely protect my lips but it has practically healed my cracked lips. No more achy and bruised lips from all the cracks. We all know how lips tend to crack when we are sick, so this has been my go-to-tub since I got the flu. (more…)

Alex Gonzaga live on Mellow 94.7

TV show host, actress and bubbly girl Alex Gonzaga was recently live on Mellow 94.7 FM station to endorse Proactiv, a top skin care product. Alex is Proactiv’s first Filipina face and have been a loyal Proactiv user.

Being her usual vibrant self, Alex impressed the radio station hosts with her candor and trademark wit, which essentially made her one of the most sought after top TV hosts in the country today. Coming from her very own Proactiv experience, Alex shared beauty tips that are instrumental to her having such flawless complexion. Proactiv’s 3-Step routine:

Step 1: Renewing Cleanser, an oil-free medicated exfoliating cleanser that kills acne-causing bacteria with benzoyl
Step 2: Revitalizing Toner, a refreshing, alcohol-free toner that refines and purifies pores, with Glycolic Acid that exfoliates dead skin cells to help keep pores unplugged.
Step 3: Repairing Treatment, a feather-light, invisible medicated treatment that kills acne-causing bacteria preventing zits and acne.

Proactiv Solution comes in 30-Day kit, retails for P2,495 and 60-Day kit, which retails for 3,995, and are available at all Watsons nationwide.

Pond’s Institute Opens in Manila #PondsInstitute #TheSkinExpert

Beauty and science finally meet this 2016 as the Pond’s Institute opens its doors in Manila.

Strategically located at the heart of Bonifacio Global City, the Pond’s Institute offers a slew of services that cater to every Filipina’s skin care needs. Upon entering the institute, women can find out their particular skin concerns through the Skin Analyzer. With the results of the test, they can get a customized skincare regimen from Pond’s Beauty Advisers. What’s more—the Pond’s Institute offers free dermatologist consultations every Saturday.


From Tokyo, Madrid, New York, and Shanghai, the No. 1 face care brand in the Philippines brings its breakthrough and personalized skincare solutions for every Filipina to future-proof her skin. A global network of 700 researchers and scientists, the Pond’s Institute has developed over 200 patented skincare innovations for women around the world.


Every day, our skin faces innumerable pollutants brought about by urbanization—from dangerous nanoparticles that are 20 times smaller than pores and easily infiltrate the layers of our skin, to increased UV exposure by up to 85% through electronic devices, and oxidative damage that causes skin to degenerate; our skin has been taking a beating, and the effects are taking a toll on our complexion. (more…)

Kikay Corner’s Christmas Gift Ideas 2015

A list of what to give your loved ones this Christmas.

It’s exactly 25 days until Christmas, are you officially done with your shopping list? For the first time in forever, I can actually say I am done with holiday shopping! I realized that it’s a general tone for people to sound quite burdened when it comes to checking off Christmas lists, I’m choosing the other road this time around. This year, I resolve to being thrilled to be blessing the people I love. Not that I didn’t enjoy giving the past years, but unlike before, I now refuse to be weighed down by the pressure of having to give. Besides, the Bible verse is timeless: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

It has been an eventful year and I have been truly blessed by the people I’ve come across with – whether they are new ones or have spent time with a bunch of old friends as we nurture this gift called friendship.

Here’s hoping to share with you my personal picks for Christmas Gift Ideas 2015.

1. Presence.


Merriam-Webster perfectly defined for us what presence mean. And as seemingly corny as it sounds, it truly has been an elusive thing these days. We’ve exchanged our presence for social media “connection,” and even when we’re with our loved ones, we tend to still be stuck, heads down, eyes glued on our smartphones. I’m guilty as charged. Obviously with my own albeit trivial online presence, I tend to check how my published posts are doing. But I’ve been doing better these days at being “present,” and hope to do better as I spend more time with family this holiday season.  As costless as “presence” seem to sound, it actually can cost us our default, which is to get hold of our smartphone. Offer the gift of your “presence” and have a real, meaningful conversation and quality time with the one you love. The gift of undivided attention is priceless!

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Okay, before you get driven off the wall and begin to point out the many ways I’m contradicting myself, allow me to say that it’s really a matter of balance. (more…)

Beauty Product Feature: Nivea Deo Whitening Range and #NiveaFairandFirm

First off, thanks to Nivea for allowing me first dibs of their latest products. Something that I appreciate and never gets old on me. I love discovering products that raise the bar up a notch or two (or more, really). With research, development and science breakthroughs come after another, there’s no other way but for brands to level up their game and it’s always good for us consumers because a healthy competition will inevitably give us products that are superior – which for the most part, give us value for our money (with concerned issues addressed). It’s a win-win, really. The brands get their following and us consumers get our issues addressed.

Thank you to my Nivea family for sending this gift. Soon on the blog. #NiveaFairandFirm #bloggermail

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Enough on my take on my love for innovative products, whether that’s beauty, tech, supplements or whatever. A shout out to my Nivea family for sending me these Nivea Deo Whitening Range and #NiveaFairandFirm beauty products. (more…)

Skin Matters: Online Skin Care Expert

While it’s true that some beauty blogs have gained considerable authority when it comes to the number of followers and good, even viral posts, expertise on skin care is something else really. Beauty blogs (including mine) usually publish beauty products/regimen that work for us. We review products and give our take on brands but that’s it. Although we’re sharing a handful lot and have gained confidence that we know what we’re talking about, at the end of the day, truth remains that skin issues are vast. What might work for me, might not work on another skin type. This is why I mention disclaimer on my posts, even if I’m super duper stoked on what I might even consider a new beauty find as “holy grail.”


I recently attended a talk on’s led by Editor-in-Chief Nicole Romero. Skin Matters is not your regular beauty blog. It is a website dedicated to skin care, a collaboration of Unilever, the Philippine Dermatological Society and an editorial team of skin care experts and writers. The goal is to offer concerned men and women an omnibus site of everything skincare related. It especially caught my attention after learning that Skin Matters does not just post random articles on a whim. They actually look into Google trends data related on skin care and that’s what they tackle – making every article they post, relevant. (more…)

Beauty Product Feature: MUZ Korean Skin Care Facial Masks and Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream

MUZ Korean Skin Care

Our penchant for Korean beauty products all started with the BB Creams, then the facial masks. It didn’t take long when snail beauty products came into the picture. As gross and uncommon as it sounds, our curiosity and quest to covet the porcelain complexion of Korean skin is all too appealing not to give it a try.


So far, so good, I’ve loved all the Korean products that I’ve tried to date. I still have to yet to consider jumping into their multi-step beauty routine. But I’m always willing to give one or two products a try. Here’s one thing I’ve gathered from all the Korean products I’ve tried: What sets the K-beauty apart from all other beauty routines in the world is the emphasis on skin care.

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Thanks to MUZ Korean Skin Care for sending these boxes of Facial Masks and Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream for me to try. While I’m not a fan of a multi-step beauty routine,  I don’t feel as pressured to use facial sheet masks. The eye cream, I surely can make use of. My puffy eyes are pretty notorious, as I’ve seen it follow me around right from my childhood photos! Ha! (more…)

Céleteque DermoCosmetics, the Benefits of Makeup and Skincare in One #CeletequeDermoCosmetics #2XBeautiful

SkinCare and MakeUp in One

It’s always, always a no-brainer for me, I’d totally choose purpose over popularity, a product that delivers over the status quo, in a heartbeat. I’m notorious at going against the flow. I want what works period. And if something does two purposes in one go, that is the bomb!

So when Celeteque sent an invite for the launch of Celeteque DermoCosmetics, which claims to deliver the benefits of makeup and skincare in one, that sure is one event I won’t dare miss.



Céleteque Dermo, the trusted brand for cutting-edge skincare technology, has everything that she needs. It has established itself as a skincare staple—in countless women’s beauty regimen, with its extensive, customized and expert line of dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic, and clinically-proven products. Now, the brand is taking it up a notch higher with another pioneering Dermo breakthrough with its new makeup line that fuses cosmetics with skincare: Céleteque DermoCosmetics.

Celeteque before and after

My Before and After Celeteque DermoCosmetics Makeover