Angel Skin Face and Body Lightening Bars

I remember way back in elementary school, we were asked to draw what we think is the most important part of our bodies, and explain why we chose it/them.

I was quick to write and draw the “skin”.

I reasoned because it was the biggest organ of our bodies, and they cover all the internal parts that need to be hidden. It also shows direct signals if there is something wrong with our health. Like when the skin is dry, we are alerted that the body is thirsty, and we need to hydrate more.

Since life can be too challenging, and our responsibilities too demanding, our skin tends to show signs of trouble, like uneven skin tone, wrinkles, acne, discoloration, dryness, and open pores. Don’t even start with pre-mature skin aging! That’s a total nightmare!

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Now, I’ve recently tried another skin line that I consider to be heaven-sent! Angel Skin is a new soap brand that caters to giving your skin the angelic treatment it deserves. Their products feel really mild on the skin, leaving it moisturized and refreshed!

They also come in different variants to give us the more identified results we want!

 

Skin Lightening Bar (with Glutathione and Gigawhite)

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Best for: Normal Skin

Benefits: Lightens age spots, dark skin tone, and discoloration; Provides an ultimate brightening glow

 

Skin Lightening Bar (with Kojic and Gigawhite)

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Best for: Normal Skin

Benefits: Effectively whitens; Nourishes, cleanses and renews damaged skin

 

Skin Clarifying Bar (with Tea Tree Extract and Salicylic Acid)

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Best for: Acne-prone Skin / Pimple Prone / Oily Skin

Benefits: Prevents and manages facial and body acne

 

Transparent Facial Cleansing Bar (with Glycerin and Vitamin E)

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Best for: Normal to Sensitive Skin

Benefits: Nourishes, cleanses and moisturizes skin

What I love the most about Angel Skin is that you can use them both for face and body. I mean they are hypo-allergenic enough to use for your facial needs, which could also mean that they are perfect during travels! No need to worry about facial wash spillage from tubes, and unnecessary weight from excess liquids! Plus they are paraben-free!

The soaps are only priced at an affordable P 140.00 in selected Watsons Stores.

So hurry now and get yours soon!

You can like and follow them at:

Facebook : Angel Skin

Instagram:  @angelskinsoap

Looking good with makeup starts with gorgeous skin. Well, definitely not our dilemma anymore, because Angel Skin can now keep ours softer, smoother, and fairer everyday!

Catch their ongoing sale too! 😀

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Look for the AngelSkin Brand Ambassador in the following Watsons branches to avail of the promo:

SM Cubao
Fairview
SM East Ortigas
SM North EDSA
Sta. Lucia East
SM MOA Genex
Robinsons Galleria
Megamall
Marikina
Robinsons Manila

Promo applicable on the following dates only: Oct 7, 8, 14, 15

 

P.S.

Watch out for Angel Skin and I’s early Christmas giveaway! 😀 Yay! More and more reasons to be pretty and merry!

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My Korean Facial Therapy Experience at O2 Laser Skin Center

Annyeong!

I have always admired Koreans’ skin. They are poreless, youthful, and undoubtedly flawless! 🙂

It is no wonder that most of the skincare products I use are made from their country. And Korean skin clinics and salons have already established themselves as a credible skincare and beauty provider.

That is why I was soooo stoked when I was invited to try O2 Korean Facial Therapy! 😀

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Their signature facial is a therapeutic treatment formulated to deeply cleanse, rejuvenate and hydrate leaving you a more radiant and revitalized skin.

This 90 minutes facial therapy comes with a relaxing and firming face and shoulder massage which reinvigorates the skin and relieves stress.

Perfect for people who want to be refreshed and relaxed at the same time, just like me!

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This should be exciting because the last facial treatment I had was almost 7 years ago! Haha 😛 I was just so scared that these treatments will cause more damage than good! But my braveheart and beauty instinct told me that this is something I shouldn’t miss!

So here are the things you should expect when you have your O2 Korean Facial Therapy:

1st Step: Cleanse.

Cleansing the face with their Cleansing Milk and Cleansing Gel. This step will involve removal of makeup (if patient has any on) and dirt from the environment.

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2nd Step: Scrubber.

Using a machine, they will scrub off deep seated dirt for a more thorough cleansing.

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3rd Step: Ultrasonic.

Using a special gel, a flat device emitting heat is made to go around the whole face. This helps open and soften the pores to prepare it for extraction.

I was so used with overhead steam in opening pores to allow impurities’ extraction. so this was new to me. Or am I too outdated already after my 7-year hiatus from facial treatments?

Nevertheless, I was advised that the ultrasonic machine is more upscale and healthier for the skin!

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4th Step: Extraction/Pricking of Whiteheads, Blackheads, Pimples.

Now, this is the one I was dreading! As I made my way to the clinic, I was so oblivious that this is part of what’s going to happen to me that day!

I mean, I had facials before but I was only thinking that today’s treatment was more of like a cream-spreading activity only, and no pricking!

I was a bit anxious because a friend actually had a bad experience with one skin salon, and I don’t want my skin to have accidental dents like she had!

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Surprisingly, they weren’t that painful! And I didn’t shed a tear! My facial therapist was really good, and she’s very careful and strategizes effectively to ease the pain whenever she attempts to stick the needle!

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5th Step: Destressing.

This is done through a relaxing face, shoulder and back massage using their special Korean massage oil for 10-15 minutes.

I know, this is a skin care salon, but you have to give them additional brownie points for giving a rejuvenating massage! As in, super narelax talaga ako!

I know I was drifting to sleep already!

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6th Step: Antioxidant Infusion.

Using another machine, they infused a high-end Vitamin C from Korea which helps lighten the skin as well as slow down the aging process. In this treatment, you will feel a mild stinging sensation, especially in the bony areas. This is the machine infusing the Vitamin C inside your skin.

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I felt the tinge and electrifying sensation, but nothing to worry! It was too mild, you’ll only feel a tickle!

7th Step: Calming and Anti aging.

Cold Collagen mask is applied and left on the face for 10-15 minutes. This is another anti-aging procedure and the cool sensation of the mask will help reduce the redness from the extraction done prior.

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I know, I look like a mummy! Haha 😀 But as claustrophobic it may seem, it is my favorite part! I can really feel the rich mask seeping down my skin to make it look healthier and more radiant!

8th Step: Removal of mask and application of Moisturizer and Sun protection Korean creams.

This procedure settled everything, and I was happy they already put sunblock, because I will be going to another event after.

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A nice selfie with Dr. Cherry Ann Co, the Resident Dermatologist sealed this great deal! I even had the most opportune moment to consult her about my skin dilemmas! Thank you so much for being gracious and patient with my questions! 😀

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I’ve been trying their Cleansing Milk, Moisturizing Toner and Sunblock for almost a month now! 🙂 And my skin feels more youthful everyday! 😀

This beautiful change is a kickstart into my journey of achieving a smoother, healthier and more radiant skin!

I will definitely come back for my next session! 🙂 Can you believe that this amazing treatment only costs P1,200? It’s super sulit, and totally worth it! No need for you to fly to Korea just to experience Korean skin care! 🙂

You may visit them at Ground Unit A, Waypoint Building, 4 Bayani Road, AFPOVAI
Taguig 1634.

Contact details:
0920-836-1132 / 0928-874-0580 / (02) 512-8315

http://www.o2laserskincenter.com
https://www.facebook.com/O2laserskincenter/

I highly recommend their services! So go and book an appointment today!

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UnMASKing Dearberry: Royal Jelly Charcoal and Coco’s Secret Recipe Facial Masks Review

I recently discovered the joy and grace brought about by these infamous face angels, and I can’t believe why I seemed to live under a rock for so long.

Growing up, I was one of those girls who was too conscious about physical appearance. If you happen to be a 90’s kid, just like me, you would remember Johnson and Johnson’s Pure Essentials and Matte and Fresh. These were the famous tween products during that time, and naturally it wouldn’t be a surprise to find them in my kikay kit. 😀

As part of a nightly beauty regimen, I was so accustomed in putting on creams on my face. It always feels incomplete whenever I don’t put anything on when I sleep. It’s as if there’s no pillow or blanket on a bed. Something is missing.

Anyway, if you have been reading my blog for the past month, you would have read something about the new Korean makeup and beauty brand I’ve been raving about. It’s called Dearberry, and you can view my posts about the launch and makeup review in these links.

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One product I’d like to highlight is the Facial Mask. Facials masks are protective covering that goes over your face or part of your face; but in beauty speak, these come with amazing skin properties that can help your skin look younger, smoother, whiter, more evened, more supple, hydrated, and healthier!

I first tried a different brand earlier this year, and I really like the results. Although, it felt a little heavy on the pocket, as each sheet cost me at least P49.  So if you’re going to put on a mask every night (which is adviseable by the way), it’s going to yield you around P343 per week, and 1,470 per month! Hmm. That may just be too much.

Good thing, Dearberry is here to recuperate our miscarried face mask hopes! Tadaa! So let me run you through the 5 adorable masks this adorable brand can offer (basing on my experience too of course!):

  1. Extreme Nourishing Royal Jelly Charcoal Mask

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Charcoal masks have been circling the beauty scene in the recent months, and you’ll know why girls are going ga-ga over this. Charcoal is known to have adsorptive properties, as it magnets impurities out of the skin, leaving only a youthful glow behind.

It is a powerful moisturizing black mask that contains xylitol, xylitylglucoside, anhydroxylitol which help strengthen skin’s moisture barrier, makng the skin glossy.

Niacinamide and adenosine, functional ingredients make the skin bright and radiant, helping improve wrinkles.
Black mask sheet containing charcoal with an excellent purifying action gives rich sense of moisturization and supplies intensive nutrition to the skin.

By the way, there are two types of facial masks, the sheet mask (this one) and the cream mask.

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If this is your first time to use a sheet type, it may be a little awkward at first, once you open the sachet. It may be challenging to figure out how the orientation of the soaking fold is, but you’ll get the hang of it soon enough! ;D

For Dearberry’s version of charcoal mask, I particularly love how it made me look so radiant the following morning. Usually, I tend to put an ample amout of BB Cream on my face before heading out, but this mask made me look really glowing that I only need a product’s thin layer. My skin felt hydrated too! Not to mention, using this once or twice a week is already enough.

Price: P120 (Use once or twice a week)

2. Coco Secret Recipe Masks

Next one, are the cream/liquid masks. 🙂 And they come in 5 variants!

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Brown – Potato   /   Blue – Milk    /    Purple – Yam   /   Orange – Pumpkin   /  Yellow – Honey (No tub sample available)

100 mL per tub – costs P580 (I believe you may use this for a month or two. A total bargain indeed!)

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Here are the 4 samples I got in the Dearberry loot bag. I don’t have the Purple – Yam variant here though. But I believe it’s as wonderful as the rest I’ve tried.

For this product, I believe this is such a big bang for the buck in  your facial masking life! Can you believe that each sachet costs only for P10 ? And you can use it 3-4 times!

OMG OMG OMG. Did I just say OMG?

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A. Honey

About:  The propolis of honey gives your skin the elasticity and vitality you always wanted.

Texture: It has a syrupy texture And it pretty smells and feels like honey, only slightly diluted and lighter than the original honey.

My Thoughts: When you spread it to your face, you will notice that it has this warm effect on the skin. It actually felt nice for me. It felt like my pores were being opened to absorb the nutrients of the mask.

Verdict: This is actually my favorite. I remember waking up and my little pimple finally ripened, enough for it to pop in a healthy way. My face felt smooth and dewy the morning after.

Recommendations: I recommend it to people who don’t get much sleep, stressed at work, and those who are always expose to the sun.

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B. Milk

About: Gently exfoliates with no beads for clearer skin while nourishing and moisturizing.

Texture: It reminded me of Nivea lotion. It has a lotion feel to it, and it may be moderately sticky too.

My Thoughts: It actually felt like Nivea. There was a feeling that it was very natural, talk about the sensation of rinsing your face with water.

Verdict: My face felt moisturized and soft the following morning. Its moisturizing properties are strong.

Recommendations: I recommend this to people who have normal to dry skin.

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C. Pumpkin

About: With its pumpkin complex, it brightens and nourishes your skin.

Texture: It has a jelly-mousse like texture. It has a floral scent, not what I was expecting about pumpkin. It also has a paste-y feel into it.

My Thoughts: It definitely brightened up my face. However it’s cakey feeling also made it challenging to remove. It’s extra clingy to the face too, making it a little bit difficult to wash off.

Verdict: My skin looked vibrant and extra clean the following morning. Although it felt a little dry too. Maybe because my skin is not that oily too.There was nothing much to take. :p

Recommendations: I recommend this for people who have oily skin, and those who always put on make up, epecially those who apply heavy and oil-based products on their faces.

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D. Potato

About: Cool sherbet texture great for soothing your skin in hot weather; Provides moisture and wakes tired skin

Texture:Non-sticky and feels like an intense moisturizer. Evenly dissolves into face when applied. It feels cool on the face too!

My Thoughts: It felt like Celeteque Moisturizer. It’s liquid, but is viscous enough to hold together before they spread evenly on your face.

Verdict: My skin felt hydrated. And even though I applied it and slept a little late after, my face still looked fresh after.

Recommendations:  Definitely for workaholics! Haha For bloggers who stay up very late to finish a blogpost, just like me! And for students who need to review late for an exam, just like me again.. before! Haha Say hello to our new bestfriend! yay!

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So there you have it. Actually, I had a difficult time choosing which I like best. because all are really effective and gives amazing effects on the skin. However, it may still depend on your skin type and its nourishing needs. Know them first, and then choose a mask that best suits you.

Get yours at Everyware PH or 0915.444.9009!

I hope you find this helpful! 🙂 Let me know your thoughts too! Let’s chat away! :*

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