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Cyleina Organic Soaps

I have been looking, using and trying out various soaps. From the ones found at the supermarket, facebook, instagram and so on. Since I have oily to combination type of skin, I opt to use hard soap rather than the facial wash. My latest discovery is Tomato Soap by Cyleina Organic. It claims that it can shrink pores, whiten skin and prevent acne. I am not after to lightening my skin as I am more of the acne preventing effects of a product.

I bought two variants because the Shea Butter is used by my daughter who suffers from eczema and other skin issues. She is very prone to itchy dry skin that’s why.

The images above shows the content of the product. It is labeled that all soaps were intended for the face and body. As far as I can remember the tomato soap is around P110. The shea butter which has less content than the tomato variant costs cheaper at P64.00. Based on my experience and as what I have noticed with my daughter’s skin, I can say that these soaps are pretty much true to its claim. Both are good and will not irritate or cause breakout. The eczema of my daughter is not flaring up as well. Pretty much content with the soaps. The best thing about it is it is available in most SM groceries, Watsons and maybe in other supermarkets as well.

 

Have you also tried this soap? Any drug store brand that you can recommend made from organic ingredients? Share your thoughts!

 

 

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A’PIEU air fit cushion PPosong SPF 50

I have long been using bb creams. If I can remember, it was during the year 2010. I started with Maybelline BB stick. No longer have pictures but it was quite a good buy considering that I am just relatively new with cosmetics back then. As far as I can remember, it can easily be applied because it is in stick form. The finish is not matte because it has a dewy finish.

After such, I switched to BB cream with the same brand. May be I was satisfied with the stick and thus keep on coming back to Maybelline during that time πŸ™‚

Then, there’s Pond’s BB+ cream. This brand keeps on advertising a ‘rosy white glow’ effect with most of their products. I got to try their BB cream in ‘Light’ and was also happy with it. It has a matte to dewy finish. Yes, it can give you a glowing skin not right after application in my case. I noticed the glowy effect few hours after it sits on my skin.

What comes next is the BB/CC/Foundation Cushion. The only difference with liquid bb or foundation is that this comes with a handy cushion. This makes it easier and less messy to apply. The first brand I get to try isΒ A’PIEU air fit cushion PPosong. It has SPF 50 which can be good enough for sun protection.

 

The cushion comes with a mint green case and the puff is quite absorbent and perfect for easy application. The smell is really good. It smells like medicated something. I cannot explain but it is not overpowering.

I like this cushion because although the coverage is not that high, I still get complimented that my face looks flawless. For affordability, staying power and coverage, I can give this cushion 5/5.

This is available in most online shops like ebay, Lazada, Shopee and other πŸ™‚

 

Have you tried this too? share your thoughts below πŸ™‚

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the UGLY truth: Hormonal Acne

It can definitely be frustrating to see a bump on the face. You sleep at night do your night routine and the next day, you just notice that UGH! you got a new bump. In my case, when I experience PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome), usually, I get one or two and worse, a couple of it. Like the once on the picture.

 

Those are the left and the right part of my jaw. I do not often get several breakouts but when I am about to have my period, the case is inevitable. It is a rough moment in time considering that I get these breakouts every month. This means that each month, I need to use lotsa lotsa foundation and concealer to cover those up.

I have tried several acne treatments but none worked well with hormonal acne. Because it is caused by the hormones, it is like a reality that I need to accept and embrace every month.

My acne journey just never ends. Have you also got acne due to hormonal imbalance? How did you manage it? Share your thoughts.

 

 

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