Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner

One of the items I have a photo of from my first Health Options post was that of Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner. More than a couple of months since I started using it and I think my skin is loving it.

Dickinson’s Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner 2 fl.oz. (59ml) retails for P59 (approx. $1.40)

I have since been using Dickinson’s Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner in place of Nautreal’s Facial Cleanser. The ingredients of the latter being Licorice Extract, Mulberry Extract and Witch Hazel. My skin is finding the former to be friendlier and non-drying. Somehow after a couple of months of using Nautreal Facial Cleanser, I noticed my face becoming drier than usual.

 Dickinson’s Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner is non-drying and good for all skin types. It gently cleanses and conditions pores to maintain clear, smooth and balanced skin.  What I love best about it is it is 100% All Natural.  This toner is designed to:

  • refine pores
  • remove and control oil
  • soothe irritation
  • locks in moisture

Directions for use: Use daily after cleansing or before applying skin treatments. Moisten a cotton ball or pad and apply to face and neck. For best results, use in the morning to prepare and evening to repair for naturally soft and beautiful skin.


Dermatix Ultra Scar Eraser Review

For some reason, the klutz in me spring up from time to time, making this Dermatix Ultra scar remover very handy. I have read that these moments are not uncommon to us, ladies, when hormones go berserk during our time of the month. I usually get minor bruises or trip here and there. Nothing major as my shin skin scraping off until one night last June. It was crazy painful! But I can only be thankful that I was wearing pjs. Else, I could have scraped myself to the bone! Ouch!

1 week old wound

Here’s much I can tell, for a moment there, I really felt like I saw stars and birds circling my head on impact. It happened during the time when the rain was pouring hard. So screaming for help wouldn’t have done me any good. It was also too owie to let out a scream! I struggled to get up and helped myself as I limped my way back to the house. It was crazy for me to go out and walk in the dark anyway. What was I thinking! 🙁

It was then that I remembered this lady over at a drugstore approaching me about Dermatix Ultra some months back. I did not pay much attention to it much since I don’t have major boo boos that needed some erasing. A couple of weeks after the incident I went to the drugstore to check this out.


A delightful night on skin moisture by Dove

After swinging by the salon for a much needed hair makeover last week, was an intimate dinner by Dove, with fellow beauty bloggers held at Japan Room in Ascott Hotel in Makati. I know I have practically made myself scarce when it comes to events lately. For a good reason, of course. My schedule is loaded and I have my priorities to zero in to.  But skin care is something that’s really close to my kikay heart. So, I gladly squeezed that in my book. 🙂

Gem Laforteza of Unilever started off the discussion as he told us what to expect of this intimate Dove event.  Everything will be basically about the importance of proper skin moisturization.

The Magnitude of Moisture was discussed by Dermatologist Dra. Tiongson.  From the basic parts of the skin, skin types, to the types of moisturizers and their functions.

For reference, Skin Types are categorized as such:

1. Oily Skin

  • Abundance of sebaceous glands
  • Young people

2. Dry Skin

  • Dry on the cheeks and jawline
  • Over 50 years of age

3. Normal – Combination Skin

  • Oily skin on the forehead, nose and chin
  • Drier skin on the skin and neck


Obagi Celebrates 11 Years of skin care success

When 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.


Facts about Scars

Do you know that scar tissues are formed when the skin is damaged below the epidermis and into the dermis level? This means you no longer have to worry if you got a superficial wound. It will go away in time and chances are there won’t even be scars to tell that there ever was a boo-boo.

Ordinary scars usually take five to seven days to heal depending on the depth of the wound. There are people who are keloid formers. Keloid are scar tumors which are not malignant and usually grow larger than the wound itself.

Stretch marks called striae (latin for channels) are usually caused by distended skin and the breaking down of elastic proteins detaching the epidermis and ermis from the collagen tissue.