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Products Used For Daily Skincare Routine + Travel Essentials

What will the contents be?

I've decided to post these in one article to save time. Anyhow, I've reviewed some of these products before so I'll only be linking them here

Nivea Extra White Body Serum
Clean and Clear Press Powder
Dove Bar Soap
Benzac Acne Gel
Benefit The Porefessional
Celeteque and Mizon Eye Cream
Biore BB Cream
HHN Soothing Balm
Pretty Secret and Finess Oil Control Sheet
The Face Shop's Jeju Volcanic Lava Nose Strip. 


I know it's 2017 but more or less same review even if the posts are written way back 2012. :)) 


Written by her in 2012. 

Saud Beach, Ilocos Norte, February 2012. 


I'm showing this to people who tell me I have commitment issues. What commitment issues when I have been using some of these products for a decade already?! Lol. Dove lang. :)) 

Naglilinis ako kanina and then napag-isipan kong picturan. HAHAHA. Yes, hoarder self? Medyo nabuking ka rito. 

To begin this post, I have an oily skin which is prone to pimples. I also have visible pores in my cheeks and my nose that just wouldn't go away no matter how hard I try. Go away talaga. haha. Wouldn't close?? 

I try new products once in a while but I decided stop buying new products for the meantime to save money. Mukhang okay naman na 'tong stock ko. So... I am accepting products to review para maiba. :)) Send me an e-mail lang po! Chos. HAHA.  

 All these are the products "I tried" before and made it to my everyday essentials. So let's just call these products as the products I go back to when others fail. Grabeng title e noh. Pero dito naman kasi ako sa mga 'to bumabalik. Affordable na, effective pa sa'kin. 



I used to like products that are multi-tasking before 'cause I didn't like spending a lot of time with those skincare routines and money with those skincare products. Back then it was just soap, oil, and acne gel for me. I would use this sunflower oil to clean my face before washing with soap at night, use this again under my eyes and on my lashes, this again for my lips, and on my hair. O DIBA. :)) But overtime, I have added few products which I'll be showing you below pero 'yun nga, dyan ako sa sunflower oil nag simula. 

Nivea Extra White Firming Body Lotion

I am not particular with the brand of lotion that I use on my body but most of the time, I buy Nivea or Vaseline. I use whitening lotions not to get whiter skin but 'cause I am hoping for an even skintone. Ang lala kasi. :)) Daming tanlines. Haha!

Kaya 'yan tatlo kasi kakabili ko lang nung pump bottle tapos biglang nag sale 'yung Nivea. Asar. Edi napabili na naman ako. Mas gusto ko pero 'yung serum lalo na nung summer. Lighter 'yung pakiramdam, hindi malagkit kahit mainit 'yung weather. At, may SPF! 


Olive Oil

Ever heard of the OCM or Oil Cleansing Method? I do that every night. I DIY the oil I use which is a mixture of Olive Oil, Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil, and Korean Ginseng Oil. 


Clean and Clear Face Powder

Using this since 2009. One of the cheapest I can find and works for me naman though I need to retouch a few times a day. I also use Innisfree Powder these days. I use Innisfree at home and just bring this with me for retouches.

Celeteque Brightening Eye Cream

I forgot when I started using eye creams but it was because of a package I got from Celeteque and I have been buying this eye cream since then, It's the cheapest I can find in stores. Better than nothing, diba?

Mizon Eye Cream

I bought that when it was on sale in BeautyMNL. I haven't tried it yet though. 


Dove Body Soup

Do I need to say more? Isn't this picture enough? :))

I use safeguard on my body and then dove soap on my face. I use any variant of Dove depending on what smells nice to me whenever I buy them. Of all the products that I have included here, this is the one that I have been using the longest and I don't plan on stopping.

I have had three major breakouts in this lifetime. Wag na, life. Tama na 'yung tatlo.

First: I tried a facial wash. - dito ko na-discover 'yung Dove actually. Isang hugas lang dun sa facial wash na 'yun, kinabukasan, puro pimples na ko. My ghad. Hahaha. Ito 'yung gentlest soap na nakita ko that time kaya binili ko. Good thing! Holy grail. I can't live without you kind of relationship na. Dove girl and proud, mga ganyan. :)) 

Second: Nagpa-facial ako. hahahaha. Hindi na talaga, bes. Nakakatrauma. Di na nga ko makalakad papuntang Facial Center eh. :) Alam mo 'yung nasaktan ka na nga sa Facial tas mas masasaktan ka pala kasi for some reason, 'yung facial mo naging breakout facial? hahaha. Syempre, dove forever. Kasama sa hirap at ginhawa. 

Third: Dahil takot ako magpa-facial, nag oatmeal scrub ako sa bahay. YEY!! Pimples ulit. Haha! Mahilig ako sa mga homemade dati na nilalagay sa mukha kasi hindi naman ako nagba-budget para dun. Ayun na nga, nabasa ko 'yung tungkol sa oatmeal. NAKO POOOOO. Ewan. Overexfoliation siguro. Back to Dove. 


Finess Oil Control Sheet

One of the cheapest you can find but it tears easily. Since I am a hoarder, I still have like three unopened packs here. Kasi it sells at around 30.00 kaya para 100.00 ung bayad ko saka mabilis ko naman to maubos, 3 agad binibili ko. 

Pretty Secret

Was recommended to me by a friend. Effective naman. I like this better than Finess especially 'yung charcoal variant kaya di ko tuloy pa nagagamit 'yung ibang Finess. You can find this at Watson's. 

Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Strip

Bakit ganun? Pag nasanay ka na sa porestrips, parang hindi na pwedeng wala? Anyway, effective 'to in removing blackheads sa ilong. Mukhang mahal since you have to buy it in sets but worth it ang pera.


Benzac Acne Gel

'Yung unang breakout ko when I used a facial wash that I was allergic to, I used Benzoyl Peroxide para ma-treat. For acne treatments, usually you have salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, tea tree oil, and witch hazel as your options.

I've tried using all four pero pinaka-effective sa'kin na spot treatment 'yung Benzoyl Peroxide and these days, I use Benzac. Sayang nga kasi before ko sila i-follow sa Facebook, meron para silang promo na buy 1 take 1. Tsk. 

Aside from the occasional paisa-isa or dalawang pimpes, I usually develop white heads/pimples on my chin before that time of the month so Benzac really helps in drying them out fast. 

Careful lang or ask your dermatologist before using this 'cause at first, it will peel and it will sting but my face got used to that already after using this for several years. I self-medicated based on what I saw on a magazine. Panoxyl pa nga gamit ko nun. I stopped for a few years then napabili ako ulit dahil dun sa second wave of breakout ko. Plants vs. Zombies lang, may wave? Ngayon lagi na ko meron nito para pag may tumutubo, spot treatment agad. 


Thorough review naman dati. 

So I got my first two spheres in the states. No matter how much I like this, sobrang daming imitations 'yung nabibili rito sa Philippines and I just can't take the risk. I found them sold in SnR but it's around 1,000 for five pieces which is kinda expensive na and swertihan lang pag may stock.


HHN Lipbalm

I went back to HHN because it's cheaper and easier to find here in the Philippines. Plus, gustong gusto ko 'yung cool effect ng peppermint. 


Benefit The Porefessional

Nakakaliit naman tignan sa pores pero hindi for the whole day. Ginagamit ko lang 'yan pag may special occasions. Haha. Ang mahal eh. Pero a little quantiry goes a long way naman. Sulit na rin.



Where are the free cotton pads, Etude House?! :((

This one's difficult to find so when I saw that Etude House in Lucky Chinatown Mall sells the 500 ML bottle, I immediately bought one kahit hindi pa ubos 'yung isa... yan tayo eh...

Biore BB Cream

Since I use Benzoyl Peroxide on my face, I make sure to use sunscreen. Haha. Lolz. Hindi rin agad-agad. Pero required 'yun ah, sunscreen. I got a tube last year since I ran out of my old BB cream from Tupperware brands. This was easier to find and it has 50 SPF. The SPF content is what made me consider this 'cause I was expecting Nevada to be really hot. HAHAHA. Yep, sa lugar kung saan pwede ako bumili ng mga facial products, nag hoard ako sa Pinas tas dinala ko dun. Anyway, as you can see, this has become my go to BB Cream. May glitters lang konti pero 'yun kasi 'yung 3D effect. Pero actually, di ko 'yun napansin. Recently ko lang inintindi. :)


WEEKLY ROUTINE:

Meron akong facial scrub from HHN at mud mask from Skin Genie na ginagamit ko every week.
Pag ginamit ko 'yun, naglalagay ako ng Aloe Vera gel pag matutulog.


PAKAARTE E NOH. Kala mo naman. HAHAHA. Lolz. Syempre, di na nga kagandahan, di pa mage-effort? Char. Alagaan din kasi ang skin, diba? Prevention is better than cure. Anerrrr. :)) 


BELOW ARE MY TRAVEL ESSENTIALS:



Laneige Toner and Moisturizer

I used to apply that moisturizer on my face everyday before BB Cream when I was in the States but when I went back home, parang di na kami bagay. Haha. So I just bring it with me everytime I travel and put it on my face every night para freshness naman the next day. I was actually looking into buying their sleeping mask but I think I'm still "young" for those kind of products. Di pa kaya ng budget ko mag-invest. So far happy naman ako sa aloe vera gel ng The Face Shop. hehe. In three years time, maybe? 

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

Undereye concealer na worth 299.00 pero sulit na sulit. I used Sephora tube concealer before this. Okay naman 'to. Mas mura pero effective naman.


80.00 lang per tube! As usual naman sa mga lip and cheek tint, kailangan mo lang ikalat agad kasi natutuyo sa face. May part na red na red parang kinagat ng langgam, sige ka. :)) 


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So kelangan may selfies talaga, noh?


Parang pinakita ko lang kung paano ko tumaba within 5 years eh. hahaha. 

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