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2017 vs 2015 Biore Watery Rich Aqua Gel and Essence: Comparison Review & What Sunscreens You Should Use Instead

2017 vs 2015 Biore Watery Rich Aqua Gel and Essence: Comparison Review & What Sunscreens You Should Use Instead


Vanity Rex

Biore recently reformulated the widely beloved Biore Aqua Rich watery Essence and Biore Aqua Rich Watery Gel released in 2015. I’ve been using the 2017 versions of the essence and gel for a f…

My Dream Come True: Allies of Skin

by Nicolas @ Style Flavors: Selective Reviews of Designer Shoes, Fashion, Grooming Products, Hotels & Travel

After 2.5 years of R&D and numerous clinical trials, I am excited to announce the launch of my very own skincare line - Allies of Skin. Here's everything about it...

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The Best Sunscreens in Korea This Summer, Plus Best Sunscreens for Oily Skin[2017]

by Giselle @ koglow

These are the I tried the best rated sunscreens in Korea this summer, and I found great options for Normal and Dry skin, and some really crazy good options for Acne prone or Oily skin and Combination skin. The sunscreens I tried have been consistently in the top 10 ranking from May-July of this year, […]

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Korean Visa Approved: How I applied plus the impending haul

by noreply@blogger.com (Vanessa Felix) @ Pas-sosyal

There's no shortage on guidelines on how to apply for a Korean visa here in their embassy in the Philippines. In fact, their website was quite helpful as it listed all of the necessary documents for application. I applied for myself, my husband, and my mother in law who's already a senior citizen. Here's a gist of how I did it:


1. Prepare all the requirements

While the requirements for employees and "plain old" housewives are easy to spot in the website, we had some trouble gathering requirements for my mother in law, because it was not listed anywhere. For housewives, the requirements are similar to an employee's requirements, except the wife will submit her husband's original COE, photocopy of BIR Form 2316, and the photocopy of their NSO Marriage Certificate. It's a proof that she'll be supported by the husband during the visit.

For my mother in law's case, since she's already retired and widowed, she had no ITR and COE or husband's ITR and COE to back her up and hence cannot apply as an employee or a housewife. So what we decided to use as a proof of her capacity to provide for her tour are the following:

   (The usual requirements)
   - Application form
   - Colored passport size picture that will be glued onto the form
   - Original passport
   - Original personal bank certificate
   - Photocopy of the passport's second page (the one with the name, passport number, etc)

   (And the senior citizen specific requirements to compensate for the lack of COE and ITR)
   - Pension certificate from SSS
   - Senior citizen ID photocopy

My mother in law also had this peculiar problem: the name indicated on her passport and birth certificate is quite different from the name she's always used in all of her documents and bank account. In order for us to prove that the passport holder and the bank account owner is one and the same, we also had to provide the following:

   - DFA document stating that  Name A = Name B, in order to remove discrepancy with naming of the 
      bank account, pension certificate and senior citizen ID
   - NSO birth certificate photocopy (which should bear same name as the one that's in the passport)

2. Apply at the embassy

The visa application time is only on weekdays, from 9 to 11 AM. You may apply for the whole group, just like I did! Also, the application is free, as long as the visa's effectivity is only for 59 days.

Before you enter the compound, you'll need to log in with the guard and present an ID. In turn, he will give you a guest ID. You'll be led onto a nearby building, where you'll need to log in again and a piece of paper from an embassy employee who would also scan your requirements. This will be the queue, and it has your window number and queue number. Don't lose it! 

Once your number is displayed on the top of your designated window, submit your requirements and wait for the officer to give you a claiming slip. In it you can find the date of releasing of the passports.

3. Wait for the date on your claim slip and go back to the embassy.

You may get your passport (with or without the visa in it) from Monday to Friday, 2 to 4 PM. 

You'll again need to log in at the guardhouse and obtain the guest ID. Upon entering the application area, you are to submit your claiming stub and a list of the names of the applicants to the guard. Again, he will give you a number. Cross your fingers as you file in the line!

When I claimed for our visas I was uneasy with the thought of getting denied. One, because about 10 people before me either had to wait longer as their visas aren't quite ready yet or were flat out denied. Another concern is my husband only had a Form 2306 because he's a new employee, so I was worried that this form would not suffice for Form 2316.

Well, anyway, all is well, so now we have to plan for the rest of the vacation's details and for my Korean skin care haul (more like Innisfree haul). Hooray~

Best Pick: Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel

Best Pick: Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel


RatzillaCosme

My first proper sunscreen review of 2015! I imagine that there will be lots of cheers because so many of you have asked for recommendations and updates, but also a few groans, because some would ra…

Greens Plus Advanced Multi Wild Berry Superfood: Healthy Glowing Skin In One Easy Step

by Nicolas @ Style Flavors: Selective Reviews of Designer Shoes, Fashion, Grooming Products, Hotels & Travel

Here's how to have fun without the morning-after this Summer: The most nutrient-dense powder, this detoxifies and gives an energy boost. All it takes is a scoop...

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The Best Sunscreens for Not Feeling Like a Greased Sausage

The Best Sunscreens for Not Feeling Like a Greased Sausage


GQ

The best sunscreen is from Japan—featuring a water-weight, scentless formula that disappears on skin as if you weren’t wearing anything in the first place.

Simplistic Skincare Supreme Salve Review – a creamy exfoliatior

by Peepingpomeranian @ Peepingpomeranian

On Christmas eve we got the @beautibi reviewers package ⛄⛄⛄the Gentlemask T-tox cleanser and SUPREME salve. I started using the cleanser yesterday and can say the scent is kinda lemony/citrusey and is sorta close to what the su:m37 cleansing balm smells like (at least to me) patch testing the salve atm. 👀👀👀 I’ve seen some ... [Read more...]

RUN! Don’t walk to grab the Trilogy No. 15 Limited Edition Beauty Oil!

by Paris B @ My Women Stuff

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Last week, I shared on Instagram a picture and some brief thoughts on the brand new Trilogy No. 15 Limited Edition Beauty Oil, and there was such an overwhelming reception with so many questions, I had to get a blog post out pronto! LOL! To celebrate 15 years of skincare innovation, Australian brand Trilogy, had createdContinue Reading

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Shop the Best Korean Skin Care Products

by Giselle @ koglow

Shop the best Korean skin care products right here! Every time I review a product, you can visit this page to purchase them directly from Amazon. You can view the full store through Amazon here. Note: koglow.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for […]

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Are these the perfect sunscreens for the face?

Are these the perfect sunscreens for the face?


basics and neutrals

Two face sunscreens that are lightweight, non-greasy and close to invisible.

7 Best Sunscreens For Singapore

7 Best Sunscreens For Singapore


Teenage Magazine

Here’s the last installment of the Teenage Guide to Sunscreens (catch up on the first two parts: Knowing Your UVA to PA++++ and What Type of Sunscreen Is For You), and we’re picking out our fave sunscreens for the brutal Singapore weather.  Good for first time users Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel SPF 50+ PA++++, $18.90 …

Happy Birthday, Althea Korea! #AltheaTurns2

by MyMaria @ Basta Igat, Sikat! by MyMaria

안녕하세요 Annyeonghaseyo!  I have a huge a HUGE HAUL from Althea Korea to show you in celebration of their 2nd birthday! You know I’m all over these Korean makeup and skincare but these…

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Review: Cool Summer Days with Biore UV and My First Impressions | Basta Igat, Sikat! by MyMaria

Review: Cool Summer Days with Biore UV and My First Impressions | Basta Igat, Sikat! by MyMaria


Basta Igat, Sikat! by MyMaria

* Source : Intage SRI research, suntan UV in unit sales, period: 12/2011-11/ 2014 Rash guards in the Philippines are all the rage nowadays but they don’t protect everything. Obviously,…

Soroci Skincare Review and Rice Bran Oil Benefits

by Peepingpomeranian @ Peepingpomeranian

Long time no write! I’ve been enjoying some time off from writing this summer, but it is time to get back into the Saddle. And I want to get back to a long overdue skincare review of some Soroci products sent to me by TakeGoodCare a Canadian Online retailer of Korean Beauty back in January ... [Read more...]

My new HG face sunscreen: Bioré Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50 PA++++

My new HG face sunscreen: Bioré Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50 PA++++


Project Vanity

You can't possibly miss Bioré if you've been to a beauty drugstore chain in Japan. It's prominently featured among the dizzying selection of skincare and tools probably right when you enter. It's that popular! I actually bought the Bioré Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50 PA++++ (P420) the first

My Favourite Japanese Sunscreens - Beautyholics Anonymous

My Favourite Japanese Sunscreens - Beautyholics Anonymous


Beautyholics Anonymous

© narstudio What’s the most important item in your skincare routine? Eye cream? Serum? Moisturiser? For me, it isn’t any of these. It’s sunscreen. I didn’t start wearing sunscreen regularly until I was in my early twenties. I know I should have started a lot earlier but when the only sunscreens I could get were …

Lots of Updates, Featuring Some (Surprise!) Book News & Giveaways Galore

by Kerry @ Skin & Tonics : A Skincare Blog

Between working (on work) and hustling together some exciting book launch events (which are going to kick ass and I can’t wait to tell you about them), I’m not sleeping much these days. BUT. I’ve also been working on some kick-ass blog posts about beauty oils and body care routines!  In fact, I was hoping to post them […]

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Here's everything you need to know about

Here's everything you need to know about "Tone Up", a new K-Beauty trend

by Gett Baladad @ Articles - Project Vanity

While scanning through my Instagram feed, I came across an Etude House video of its endorser Krystal using a new product called the Tone Up Fix and Fix primer (P698). While I know she already has nice skin (a pre-requisite for any Korean idol), I got sold into the whole concept of Tone Up products that promise to improve complexions in just one, easy step. Sounds like a dream come true for lazy girls!

Here's how to achieve that post-workout glow (minus the sweating part)

Here's how to achieve that post-workout glow (minus the sweating part)

by Guest Writer @ Articles - Project Vanity

I can’t be the only one who loves that post-workout glow – it leaves my skin looking supple, moisturized, and a little flushed. That’s how I want my skin to look all day everyday! It’s all natural and very glowy but sadly, with all the sweating involved, it’s also unhygienic and possibly stinky. Instead, you can cheat your way into scoring that athletic glow, without breaking a sweat!

Clabiane Skincare Review & A quick look at what γ-PGA can do for you

by Peepingpomeranian @ Peepingpomeranian

  Saturday morning routine because I think it’s been awhile and I have a couple new things . . . 1.#Cleanser #atoclassic real tonic soothing multi cleanser 2.#Toner #cosrx AHA/BHA clarifying treatment toner 3.#Active #timeless vitamin C + FE 4. New! #hydratingtoner #clabiane revitalizing toner from @kokofash features gamma PGA (which is probably from natto) ... [Read more...]

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence and Watery Gel Review

by Sheryll @ The Wanderlust Project

Hey hey! I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I wasn’t an avid sunscreen wearer until 2 years ago when I moved to Vietnam. When I was living in Korea, I’d use it sporadically, mostly because I couldn’t really find anything that wasn’t super thick, oily, was tinted, or left a gray/white…

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The Ordinary: What worked and what didn't, plus the photos to prove it

The Ordinary: What worked and what didn't, plus the photos to prove it

by Kimberly Anne Capeding @ Articles - Project Vanity

There was a point earlier this year when I resigned myself to bad skin forever. I was sleeping past midnight, subsisting on fast and junk food, living a sedentary lifestyle, and just really stressed out because CURSE ADULTING THAT’S WHY. I got my hands on some cult favorite skincare that I thought would solve my problems but all it did was break me out in the most horrible way. It was a nightmare, and my previous skincare routine could no longer undo the damage and catch up with my crappy lifestyle. After weeks of ugly suffering, I told myself that it was time to reclaim my skin and wounded self-esteem.

Review: Elight Facial Treatment at Wellaholic

by Zoe @ Mypeaceofheaven

Hi ladies! Today I will be reviewing the Elight facial that I did at Wellaholic, a one-stop wellness hub that takes care of you from head to toe, and from inside out. Their vision can be summed up beautifully in the word HABIT. Have supplements to cover nutritional gaps Take part in Activities for fitness ... [Read more...]

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Beauty Roundup: Fresh in PH, Happy Skin’s cute party, and Olay's reformulation

Beauty Roundup: Fresh in PH, Happy Skin’s cute party, and Olay's reformulation

by Karla Aguas @ Articles - Project Vanity

Hello, Autumn! Okay, while the Philippines might not have an actual “fall season,” we can still live vicariously through our makeup looks and all the amazing products that are coming out. #WorkWithWhatYouveGot, right? From super bright and nostalgic eyeshadow palettes that remind us of our childhood, to the most gigantic shade range expansion by Tom Ford, we’ve got your eyes, lips, and nails covered! Grab a cuppa, and read up on a new way to get your caffeine fix and how Maybelline may just be bringing out their most epic mascara yet. Oh, and did we mention Kylie’s new Lip Kits? You’re welcome, PV girls!

Garnier Skin Skinactive Soothing 3-in-1 Face Moisturizer and Darkestville Castle

by Isabella Muse @ Musings of a Muse

This weekend, I’m planing to stalk drugstores for Garnier Skin Skinactive Soothing 3-in-1 Face Moisturizer, go apple and pumpkin picking, and play stupid amounts of Darkestville Castle. But first about that Garnier Moisturizer. Garnier’s latest skincare launches are looking mighty interesting as you may already know from my past posts about the new cleansers and […]

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Sunscreen for Acne: How I Stopped Breakouts! – Dr. Jart Ctrl-A Sun Protector – Review- koglow.com

by Giselle @ koglow

Sunscreen for Acne: No More Breakouts! – Dr. Jart Ctrl-A Sensitive Sun Protector Sunscreen When you have sensitive, acne-prone skin, finding sunscreen for acne is often overlooked. After all, the worst thing that can happen when you have acne prone skin is that the very products you’re using to protect your skin (like sunscreen) actually make […]

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Which Biore Sunscreen Should I Choose? - Wonect.Life

Which Biore Sunscreen Should I Choose? - Wonect.Life


Wonect.Life

In this article, we make it easy for you to understand what benefits each Biore sunscreen provides, so you can choose the right one for you! ヽ(*⌒▽⌒*)ノ

The Brown-Skinned Beauty In A Sea of "White"-Obsessed Fools

by noreply@blogger.com (Vanessa Felix) @ Pas-sosyal

Love yourself. How hard can it be?

Not quite easy in a country where conformity is the standard, especially when it asks you to conform to what nature has not given you: "white" skin. As a kid, I have always wondered why we are so obsessed with how fair our skin is, and throughout the years, found the apparent reasons of people who believe this idea quite absurd, with the same magnitude as the stupidity of the believer itself. Which is why finding people who can learn to appreciate their color is always a welcome surprise.



Meet Julienne, a kayumanggi beauty working in Hong Kong. She used to despise her skin's color because of the typical Filipino's notions on skin tone, but finally learned to love herself, thanks to her working abroad and finding people who actually loved her look.

It was family and friends that first conditioned Julienne into coveting that white skin, on the grounds that white skin suggests fair-skinned people seemed "mabango (good smelling / fresh)". I interviewed my mother-in-law, who did not want her granddaughter staying in the provinces and stay with the kid's other grandmother because she did not want the girl to become darker. I asked why she did not like dark skin and she told me, "hindi kasi mukhang malinis (it's because it looks dirty)". Everything starts at home, as I'd like to put it - and tanned skin, even if you were born with it, is monstrous.

It was a good thing Julienne was able to meet other people who looked at her skin in a different light. She finally learned to accept what nature had given her. But pity for those people stuck in this country, like that little girl who will be bent on avoiding the sun and spending a ton of cash on whitening products because her grandmother taught her the "standard" of keeping her skin as fair as it can be.

I've always believed that beauty has always been defined by our socio-economic biases. During the Victorian Era, European had to do a lot of crazy things just to lighten their complexion because white skin was the standard. Note that the nobles at that time had fairer skin while the common folk had darker shades from working under the sun. Now, Westerners prefer "tanned" skin as this signifies one is not a meager office/factory slave worker who never gets time to go outdoors.

In modern Philippines, the belief is more Victorian - fair skin is akin to one's riches, which is quite funny considering some of these riches are funneled out trying to "look" rich, to look whiter. Unfortunately, it is quite normal for Filipinos to have naturally golden skin - just like the little girl who in a few years may fall as a glutathione junkie. Which brings us the status of the skin care market - heavily packed with whitening products, cashing in on changing the Filipino's natural color into something straight out of a stupid, poorly written, badly casted, Filipino telenovela.

Just looking at the constant barrage of advertisement on whitening products is enough to paint the bleak futile future of skin care in the country. With too many whitening products in the market, it is quite alarming that the number of sunblock and sunscreen products are not as visible than their exfoliating/false-coloring counterparts, especially when lighter skin is tantamount to lesser sun protection, thus heightened risk for skin cancer.

Like Julienne, I am hopeful that Filipinos finally learn to love themselves, at least for the sake of their meager earnings and health. While it is true that a more open, rational paradigm shift on skin tone will take generations, we Filipinos should be practical and focus on more important matters, like actually becoming rich, than just looking like one. Let beauty be defined by you, not by media or society's wretched biases.


Best skincare for oily skin that really works: I Tried it - Bride to Mum

Best skincare for oily skin that really works: I Tried it - Bride to Mum


Bride to Mum

Are you looking for the best foundation for oily skin? If yes, you need to read which skincare for oily skin really works! I tried it!

How To Get Clear, Healthy Skin In 28 Days: Allies of Skin 24/7 Kit

by Nicolas @ Style Flavors: Selective Reviews of Designer Shoes, Fashion, Grooming Products, Hotels & Travel

It's been 3 months since the launch of Allies of Skin. Here's what I've been up to and also why you should check out the 24/7 Kit from Allies of Skin if you want clear, healthy skin in 28 days effortlessly.

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Revlon Fall 2017 Featuring Kiss Plumping Lip Creme

by Isabella Muse @ Musings of a Muse

Revlon Fall 2017 has finally arrived and with it a new Kiss Plumping Lip Creme, Exfoliating Balm, Holochrome Nail Enamel, PhotoReady Prep, Set, Refresh Mist, and much more. I’m hearing about a new foundation that’s on the way as well shortly. Here’s a look! Revlon PhotoReady Prep, Set, Refresh Mist $12.99 Prime skin with a […]

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What’s My Skin Type? Find Out Your Skin Type And What to Look For in Your Skincare Products

by Giselle @ koglow

You might be asking yourself “What’s my skin type?” if you’ve experienced skin issues like oil, dryness, sensitivity, or breakouts. This article will answer your questions so you can find out your skin type once and for all. But, first… Ideal Korean skin is smooth, resilient, glowing, clear and dewy. There are even different terms […]

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Great sunscreens for olive, medium and darker skin tones are (finally!) here | CBC Life

Great sunscreens for olive, medium and darker skin tones are (finally!) here | CBC Life


CBC

New technology means new sunscreens that protect your skin and eliminate that grey sickly cast.

Innisfree Flagship in NYC — Now Open (yawn)

by Tracy Robey @ fanserviced-b

I Bought It Affiliate Links   Update! The Innisfree flagship is now open at 862 Broadway | New York, New York, NY 10003. I still don’t get the eco/green/clean hype (it’s a normal kbeauty brand with meh skincare formulations and surprisingly wearable makeup, read my mini reviews below for more on this), but that’s the […]

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The Best Tricks That Worked For My Acne

by Bun Bun @ Bun Bun Makeup Tips and Beauty Product Reviews

At the risk of jinxing myself, I decided to write this post to share some weird things I do to cope with acne. The occasional zits make their appearance, but when it comes to my skin, I have been conditioned to be easily contented. Don’t expect to see flawless, baby smooth skin on my face. I don’t ask for […]

Sunscreen showdown 2K16: Review of Biore, Missha, TonyMoly, Sunbears and Holika Holika Sunscreens

Sunscreen showdown 2K16: Review of Biore, Missha, TonyMoly, Sunbears and Holika Holika Sunscreens


Peepingpomeranian

Followers on my Instagram (@peepingpomeranian) and Snapchat (@peepingpompom) have already seen some of the testing and peeks at how the different sunscreens in my collection fared. But for the rest…

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++ reviews, photos, ingredients

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++ reviews, photos, ingredients


MakeupAlley

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++: rated 4.2 out of 5 on MakeupAlley. See 192 member reviews, ingredients and photos.

Trending in Korea: The 7 Skin Method with Korean Toner for All Skin Types

by Giselle @ koglow

The latest Korean skin care trend this summer revolves around Korean toner, and it’s called the 7 Skin Method (which is great for all skin types). Before we get into how to do the 7 Skin Method, you need to know how important toner is. The Korean word for toner is 피부, or “pi-bu” or “skin”. In that sense, […]

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COSRX Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence Review

by Gretchen Gatan @ Greta's Junkyard

I never really noticed how much of an impact Korean beauty has made on my routine, until the K-Beauty event at our Calyxta HQ last month, where I may have splurged on a few items, including the COSRX Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence. Since my last post on my evening skincare routine, I’ve only removed […]

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Look at these fucking ridiculous $64.70 skincare ice cubes

by Tracy Robey @ fanserviced-b

Affiliate Links   I was getting my wishlist together in anticipation of Cult Beauty’s Fall Goody Bag (no idea when/if it’s going to launch, but my research suggests next week) when I stumbled on what might be the most ridiculous skincare product I’ve encountered in some time: Anne Semonin’s Express Radiance Ice Cubes. For £50 including EU […]

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Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence & Watery Cream Whitening review

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence & Watery Cream Whitening review


My Women Stuff

Sunscreens. I love them. Without them, I'd probably look 10 years older *insert cute face* :P If the plethora of information out there isn't enough, let me

Review: Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel - Berries In The Snow

Review: Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel - Berries In The Snow


Berries In The Snow

Of course with summer approaching everybody thinks of sun protection, but even in winter you should use your daily dose of UV protection for your face. UV radiation will not only cause visible and accute skin damage (like sunburn), but...

How long has it been?

by noreply@blogger.com (cecileee☀) @ ☀ Freshness Indeed! ☀

Answer: its been a year since I blogged *shock*

I know, I know I owe a huge update but my skin is not my main concern right now...I kind of stopped obsessing on how bad it is and decided to go on with my life. Part of the reason is, I found someone who accepts me completely *enter a mushy song* and part of it is accepting that even the most pretty girls that I see here in my office in SG - they have bad skin as well! and they walk with confidence!

But actually, I still buy beauty stuffs. I still splurge once in a while and my toiletries are still a lot compared to normal lol but I never make cosmetic swatches and test anymore.

I also keep receiving emails from girls who have been using Isotretinoin and experienced a lot of purging...I feel for them. After quite some time I realized that, I regret using this drug. I think the side effects are not worth it..I missed the peak period of my life which is when I was 23 - I am 28 now (?) Gosh how I completely forgot (see, I purposely tried to forget that phase of my life cause I missed a lot of things!) But anyway...I was desperate at that time and my comedones are really bad..and situation is not getting better because of stress in work, quarter life crisis etc...
Well things happen for a reason, right?

Got to go. Maybe I should do a comprehensive update about my skin soon - or more? haha.

Cecily

Best Asian Sunscreens for Oily and Dry skin 2017 Review - Korea in Beauty

Best Asian Sunscreens for Oily and Dry skin 2017 Review - Korea in Beauty


Korea in Beauty

A fun review of 5 different Korean and Japanese sunscreens for oily and dry skin - as tested by two beauty addicts. Find your new holy grail!

Staff Picks: The powders that keep our makeup intact

Staff Picks: The powders that keep our makeup intact

by Denise Bengzon @ Articles - Project Vanity

As a dry-skinned gal, I didn't think I needed to set my look with powder until I began to notice the foundation on my nose would disappear after just a few hours of wear. It would happen even though I was using a long-wear formula and my face hadn't oiled up much! I've learned to apply a bit of setting powder after since then, and it has honestly made a difference in how much longer my makeup lasts! If you're a newbie at this like I am, it's good to know that there are great budget options available. But what if you want to invest in something that's HG quality? Well, that's where the rest of the PV team chimed in!

20 Best Sunscreens For Singapore's Weather - The Singapore Women's Weekly

20 Best Sunscreens For Singapore's Weather - The Singapore Women's Weekly


The Singapore Women's Weekly

It's getting hot and sunny in Singapore, so cover up with 10 of the best sunscreens you can use to defend against UV damage.

Fermented Skincare: A Review of Whamisa Organic Flowers Deep Rich Essence Toner

by Kerry @ Skin & Tonics : A Skincare Blog

I want you to know that I’m cracking my knuckles right now, in preparation for typing up this review. It’s a long one, but it’s good, and I’ve been looking forward to writing about this product for a while! If you’re into skincare that is both glamorous and highly functional, get ready to be excited, […]

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Best Pick: Biore UV Perfect Sunscreen Line (2015 formula)

Best Pick: Biore UV Perfect Sunscreen Line (2015 formula)


RatzillaCosme

Biore seem to be one of the few brands that I can rely on year after year to have truly lightweight sunscreens that I can use all year round. For winter and general everyday wear (i.e. you’re…

[Review] Relaxing Guasha Facial for better skin

by Zoe @ Mypeaceofheaven

Hi ladies, I’m sure you have heard of Guasha. It is a traditional Chinese medical treatment said to improve blood circulation and to help with chronic pain, and is usually done on the back. But have you heard of Guasha facial? :) Honestly, I haven’t heard of it until I found out that The Best ... [Read more...]

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2017 Biore Aqua Rich Watery Essence and Watery Gel: First Impressions - fanserviced-b

2017 Biore Aqua Rich Watery Essence and Watery Gel: First Impressions - fanserviced-b


fanserviced-b

In this first impressions post, I show off the 2017 Biore Aqua Rich Watery Essence and Watery Gel and provide some ingredients and swatches.

I was lost, and still am

by noreply@blogger.com (Vanessa Felix) @ Pas-sosyal

Hello! It has been a while and I'm sure some of you are wondering where I have been. A LOT of things had happened since I last wrote anything here. Some may be rearing to see a random review from me, but let me preempt you: I want to, but I cannot.

During the later half of 2014, I had a spike of demand for my work-at-home engineering gig. It was exhausting and fulfilling, but it was taking a lot of time. I am still engaged with this work, happily at that. And while it has stopped my blogging, it is expanding my knowledge of my craft and it is paying for the bills. Yay!

But while my career is gaining some good ground, my personal life, unfortunately, is not. I got pregnant last November but I miscarried a month ago. It was my first pregnancy too, after a year of trying. My husband and I were traumatized, to say the least. I am afraid of getting pregnant again, because the gory imagery that night of my baby's unfortunate demise is still with us. It would have been slightly easy to accept if we had a chromosomal problem during that pregnancy, but we lost the battle due to a ruptured placenta. The fact that such incidence is quite unusual does not help, too.

This is where I will take a leave from Pas Sosyal.

I will probably still update this blog from time to time to reply to comments and mail, but currently my work is owning my time right now. I've overloaded myself with projects so I won't even have time to cry too much, plus this working-horse-mode gives me some motivation to cope up with our loss.

In case you've seen all this blog has to offer, you can find a variety of good blogs being recommended within reddit. /r/AsianBeauty and /r/SkincareAddiction are two skincare related subreddits packed with tons of information - from linked blogs, to helpful FAQs, databases (check our /r/AsianBeauty's spreadsheet on cleanser pH!), progress pics and many more. The people there are quite giddy about it, too, so I highly recommend visiting those.

Anyway, thank you guys for the follow, link, reads, comments, and mail. Blogging about girly stuff was fun - but I think my experiences, both from highs and lows, shifted my priorities that I now want to just focus on my husband (but not kids - I'm not going to try to conceive ever), career, and my personal healing.

See you wherever, and don't forget your sunscreen!

xo,
Vanessa

Oil-Free Moisturizers for Acne Prone Skin

Oil-Free Moisturizers for Acne Prone Skin


LIVESTRONG.COM

Every year, approximately 17 million people suffer from the skin condition known as acne, according to Brown University's health services. Even acne-prone skin needs moisturizing, especially if you're treating your skin with a drying anti-acne product, but be careful to avoid oil-based lotions that may clog your pores and make your acne...

The Best Sunscreens For Oily, Acne-Prone Skin - Into The Gloss

The Best Sunscreens For Oily, Acne-Prone Skin - Into The Gloss


Into The Gloss

All of the sunscreens that are safe for oily, acne-prone skin—as suggested by Into The Gloss' New Media Editor and resident oily skin have-r.

A Book, a Box, & That Time I Cut My Own Hair

by Kerry @ Skin & Tonics : A Skincare Blog

You guys! Look at me! I’m blogging! Oh my God, this feels GREAT. I am so happy to be typing this sentence. And this one. AND THIS ONE. I imagine that for those of you who don’t follow me on social media, it probably just looks like I was abducted, and for that, I apologize. […]

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Korean Toner for Dry Skin – IUNIK Vitamin Hyaluronic Acid Vitalizing Toner

by Giselle @ koglow

Check out my review for the IUNIK Propolis Vitamin Energy Serum, too! I was recently asked to review an Iunik product by the Unique4U online store (global shipping!) They carry several other Korean beauty brands, including Mizon, Elizavecca, The Saem, Secret Key, Dr. G and more. Get 10% off a $20 purchase at Unique4U by using […]

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Review: PocketDerm – An Online Dermatology & Prescription Acne Medication Service

by Kerry @ Skin & Tonics : A Skincare Blog

I proclaim my love of the modern world pretty frequently in my every day life. I say it every time I walk into an air conditioned building, when I binge watch a new show on Netflix, and I say it when I’m able to read breaking news from the other side of the world on […]

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Missha BB Boomer review

by Peepingpomeranian @ Peepingpomeranian

Disclosure: I got this free to review on the gram, but I like to blog sooo here we are How does one prime that which is not makeup? I guess BB cream is still at least half-makeup half-skincare. Which should in turn require something that is both skincare and makeup primer. Enter the Missha BB ... [Read more...]

5 Of The Best Japanese Drugstore Sunscreens.

5 Of The Best Japanese Drugstore Sunscreens.


TOKYO BEAUTY BOOK

5 of the best Japanese drugstore sunscreen. This is a big one. This category is so HUGE in Japan that when I started to write this post, I was struck by how difficult (almost impossible!) it is to …

5 Asian Beauty Finds: The Best Sunscreens for Oily Skin

5 Asian Beauty Finds: The Best Sunscreens for Oily Skin


koglow

I spent a month testing Asian brands to find the best sunscreens for oily skin. These sunscreens won't leave you blotting your make up away.

Review: The New 2015 Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++!!!!

Review: The New 2015 Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++!!!!


Fifty Shades of Snail

Guys, I have an announcement. I’m engaged! Yes, that’s right. The new 2015 Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence sunscreen and I plan to elope soon. We will make our lifelong commit to each…

[Beauty Review] Biore's UV AQUA Rich Face Mousse vs Perfect Face Milk - Mypeaceofheaven

[Beauty Review] Biore's UV AQUA Rich Face Mousse vs Perfect Face Milk - Mypeaceofheaven


Mypeaceofheaven

For this post, I tried Biore UV AQUA Rich Face Mousse and I'm going to compare it with Biore Perfect Face Milk.

Japan's No. 1 Sunblock Now in the Philippines: Biore UV

Japan's No. 1 Sunblock Now in the Philippines: Biore UV


Greta's Junkyard

The number one sunblock brand in Japan is now here! Read all about Biore UV and their Perfect and Aqua Rich Series. I love the light feel on my skin!

Words are cheap. Words can struck.

by noreply@blogger.com (cecileee☀) @ ☀ Freshness Indeed! ☀

 First case:
 
Sis in law and I were in a bus this morning, discussing about how bland H's (Nephew's caretaker) cooking is. We were just laughing about it until Sis in law said, "Pero nasa loob ang kulo nyan."

"What do you mean," I said.

"May nabasa ako sa cellphone niya"

She mentioned that H is gossiping about us to a former housemate (who is actually backstabbing us the whole time). H has a code name for all of us. Sis in law said, she doesn't want to tell me what my code name is...else it will hurt me. I agreed. It kind of ruined my mood in the morning. And all my insecurities fell into me. The first thing that came into my mind is my acne. My code name must have something to do with acne. I got insecure but I quickly snap myself out of it.

"She is just a maid. With an idle mind."

"She must be that sad, that's why she gossips."

Well nevertheless even if these words mean nothing, it can struck you.

Second case:

Let us flashback a memory last December 2013 while were having a company Christmas lunch. We were laughing and catching up with our holiday plans when this HK Aunty turned SG citizen office seatmate turned its attention to me and asked, "How come you have pimples, ah!"

Felt like I wanted to splash her with hot water but I just used my invisible magic and suddenly she disappeared in my sight. In short, she became non existent to me the whole lunch - or actually until now. I didn't respond to her and pretended that I didn't hear anything or see anyone (mean yeah). But the people around us heard it and they experienced a lingering silence when I didn't respond to her lol

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Actually it all boils down to my insecurity. My face.

Well good thing I have a boyfriend...He likes me with acne or not. That's what I keep on thinking after lol

For those with similar experience, I want to share with you this line in Sara Bareilles song, Brave.

You can be amazing
You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug
You can be the outcast
Or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love
Or you can start speaking up
Nothing’s gonna hurt you the way that words do
And they settle ‘neath your skin
Kept on the inside and no sunlight
Sometimes a shadow wins

,Cecily

Review: Althea Romantic Date Box

by MyMaria @ Basta Igat, Sikat! by MyMaria

What do we have here? It’s time for another Althea Box surprise! With the Korean wave sweeping up the entire nation, if not the whole world, Korean skincare and cosmetics are…

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This $7 pump bottle is Beauty Water’s best friend

by Tracy Robey @ fanserviced-b

I Bought It Affiliate Links   I’ve had packaging lust since reviewing Sarah Chapman’s Skinesis Liquid Facial Resurfacer while on a hunt for the best lactic acid that could serve as a Good Genes dupe. While the Skinesis formula didn’t wow me, the bottle’s flip top and press-down dispenser had me heart eyes. I needed this […]

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Blood Clots and Freelancing

by noreply@blogger.com (Vanessa Felix) @ Pas-sosyal

I have been unemployed more than two months now, but luckily, still earning - although it's nowhere half of what I used to make. It may seem like a stupid route to go, but to me who needs time to rest, get fit and pursue other alternative methods of earning in lieu of a 8 am - 6 pm job, it's a very good trade-off. 


However, not many are aware of what working from home really is, probably due to the obvious lie of an advertisement we see in the internet: work-at-home mom earns 200 USD an hour, or something like that. My mother and sister-in-law thought it was such a breeze - you know, no bosses, no chismosa office workers, no commutes, you get tons of free time, and of course, the great pay. Little do they know that freelancing is literally being your own boss, accountant, marketing personnel, driver, courier, errand boy - basically wearing several hats with the pay of just one person.

Freelancing, I thought prior to starting this, would give you more time. Now, this is true but there's a catch. You are expected to be ALWAYS available, especially if you have clients who are beating deadlines. Oh, you're trying to lull your baby to sleep,? Better let him/her sleep on his own then. You can't work too late in the evening? We still have daylight here, and so do our clients. There is immense flexibility of time, but it works for your and your client.

Anyway, I just had to put this here in case you guys were wondering about the post frequency. I've been too busy with a client and I was making sure I do not miss out on this opportunity. I mean, I use the money I earn for bills and my skincare addiction! 

I'll be back with a slightly related story on tranexamic acid in a few days. Stay beautiful!


Biore UV Aqua Rich Whitening Essence Review

Biore UV Aqua Rich Whitening Essence Review


Lush Angel

I think I never fail to mention how important sunscreen is. It prevents skin damage from the harmful rays of the sun. In fact, it’s the best anti-ageing product that you can use on your skin. It’s …

Review: Sofina Beauté UV Cut Emulsion NS SPF50 PA++++ (Fresh)

by Kerry @ Skin & Tonics : A Skincare Blog

It’s not a secret that I enjoy splurging on pricy skincare products – luxury skincare is one of my absolute favorite ways to treat myself. But sunscreen, which is the product I consider to be the most important product in my daytime skincare routine, is one product I actually don’t splurge on. To a non-regular-sunscreen-wearer, […]

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Cosmetics with Collagen: Your Other Half for Gorgeous Skin

by Wonect Team @ Wonect.Life

Collagen often has a steadfast image that “it is something that beautiful skin cannot lack”. We can see this from the increase in demand for collagen products. These include collagen powders and collagen drinks...

The post Cosmetics with Collagen: Your Other Half for Gorgeous Skin appeared first on Wonect.Life.

Tatcha: Inspired By Secrets Of The Geisha

by Bun Bun @ Bun Bun Makeup Tips and Beauty Product Reviews

Exfoliant In Powder Form I was gifted the Tatcha POLISHED Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder, labelled ‘FOR DRY SKIN’. I should be the last person to use anything for dry skin. My skin is so oily it fills up an entire 10cmx10cm paper blotting sheet. Those film-type ones? I have to use at least two, and […]

Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Review (Revisited)

by Kerry @ Skin & Tonics : A Skincare Blog

My original review for Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm was written on September 30, 2013. I’ve updated the review to reflect my newer rating system, as well as some additional product details. I love the way cleansing oils cut through every speck of makeup when I’m washing my face. I also love how luxurious […]

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This is how using ceramides in my routine improved my skin

This is how using ceramides in my routine improved my skin

by Guest Writer @ Articles - Project Vanity

As a teenager, I had extremely oily skin. I swear, I could have given all the oil wells in the Middle East a run for their money for all the excess sebum my skin would produce! In my 20’s, my skin started to normalize: no longer quite as oily but more of a combination type. When I recently hit my late 20’s though, I noticed that my skin would be itchy, red, and peeling all the time. I would apply moisturizer on the dry spots, but would have to deal with them again the following day. This left me feeling very confused. I had a nightly skincare routine but why was I still having so many problems with my skin? After doing a lot of research, I discovered that my symptoms were signs of my ceramide level slowly dropping.

The Best SPF in the World? That'd Be Biore Aqua Rich Watery Mousse SPF 50+ PA+++ – Musings of a Muse

The Best SPF in the World? That'd Be Biore Aqua Rich Watery Mousse SPF 50+ PA+++ – Musings of a Muse


Musings of a Muse

Like skincare, I have a constant rotation of SPF in my arsenal and I get asked alot, "What's your favorite SPF?" I have several but the one I love the most

Happy Skin Sanrio Characters Collection + Swatches + Prices

by Lush Angel @ Lush Angel

Sanrio definitely brings back childhood memories. I remember dropping by Gift Gate every time my mom and I would go to the mall. It is my playland! Every birthdays and Christmas, I would always wish my relatives would give me anything Sanrio. Even the smallest gift brought me so much happiness — that’s Sanrio’s magic! […]

The post Happy Skin Sanrio Characters Collection + Swatches + Prices appeared first on Lush Angel.

Innisfree Eco Safety Perfect Sunblock 50+ PA++ {Review}

Innisfree Eco Safety Perfect Sunblock 50+ PA++ {Review}


CityGirlSearching

Even though it's technically winter here in South Korea, whether you wear sunscreen (or suncream for my South African readers and sunblock for my American readers) should not be dependant on the season or weather. It should be worn every day regardless of how much sun you actually see in the

Video: All Your Sunscreen and Make-up Questions Answered

by Michelle @ Lab Muffin Beauty Science

Or at least I hope all your sunscreen and make-up questions are answered! This video took me a bloody long time to research and put together, so I’m hoping I won’t have to revisit this topic again anytime soon. The questions I talk about: Do I need to wear sunscreen every day, even though I’ll...

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Biore UV Aqua Rich | Review, Skincare Diaries - Diary of a Cusp

Biore UV Aqua Rich | Review, Skincare Diaries - Diary of a Cusp


Diary of a Cusp

Biore UV is one of the few sunscreens with PA++++, it has been my favourite for quite some time now. Read on to know why I like it so much.

Bioré Top Products Review 2016: More From Bioré!

Bioré Top Products Review 2016: More From Bioré!


Maple Holistics

Managing pores can be a serious pain in the neck, but Bioré is here to help. Check out our Bioré Top Products Review to learn about the best in pore care!

Holika Holika 3D Medi Ampoule Mask review

by Peepingpomeranian @ Peepingpomeranian

  I had applied to be a part of the Skin18 USA Bloggers program and got to pick a set of masks to review for free. I haven’t used many Holika Holika masks and 3D masks are always a interesting experience so I decided to give these a try. And before I begin this short ... [Read more...]

Summer Time : Wallet Friendly Sunblock for the Face - Cindy's Planet

Summer Time : Wallet Friendly Sunblock for the Face - Cindy's Planet


Cindy's Planet

Good morning, it’s another bright day and yes a hot days too…. It’s summer now in most country in the world and for me it’s summer all year long only difference is now it’s way hotter than the other months. As you read this post, …

Shiseido WASO Starter Kit Review

by Tracy Robey @ fanserviced-b

I Bought It Affiliate Links   When I heard that Shiseido was launching a skincare line for millennials I was pretty curious. I’ve never actually plunked down the money for Shiseido’s regular skincare because I find the ingredients to be pretty lackluster compared to the prices — and deluxe samples didn’t dissuade me of that […]

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Review: Biore UV Sunscreen SPF 50+ – WANDERSTYLER

Review: Biore UV Sunscreen SPF 50+ – WANDERSTYLER


WANDERSTYLER

Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.It is important to protect your skin from the harm sun ray. I tends to skip this step until I realised how it has affect my skin. Pigmentation and uneven skin tone, that is what I am used to have and there is none product that is … Continue Reading

L’Oreal Infallible Galaxy Stick Gets You An Otherworldly Complexion

by Isabella Muse @ Musings of a Muse

L’Oreal Infallible Galaxy Stick will get you an out of this universe complexion. This new illuminating stick is available in three shade selections and produces a prismatic glowing effect on skin or even body. The ultraviolet pearls create an icy-cool reflection on skin that will brighten up your entire complexion! Shades: Astro Blue Cosmic Pink […]

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Let’s get your oil on! The Facial Oils I love, like and am on the fence about

by Paris B @ My Women Stuff

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Original Full Post is found here: Let’s get your oil on! The Facial Oils I love, like and am on the fence about

Facial oils are really hot right now. So many brands are coming out with their version of facial oils, and you know it’s a hit product when even mainstream brands get in on the act. I’d actually used rosehip oil many years ago, as a teen, but wasn’t quite educated on the best way toContinue Reading

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A Muddy Good Time With Tsururi Mineral Ghassoul Clay

by Bun Bun @ Bun Bun Makeup Tips and Beauty Product Reviews

When it comes to getting rid of the grossness that is blackheads on our noses, most of us reach for pore packs, which are basically adhesive-coated strips that yank the debris out of our pores, decorating the strip with dislodged evidence and leaving us with a sense of unparalleled satisfaction. However as my skin became more sensitive, […]

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence and Watery Gel Review - The Wanderlust Project

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence and Watery Gel Review - The Wanderlust Project


The Wanderlust Project

I wasn't an avid sunscreen wearer until I found the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence.

Best Sunscreen For Oily Skin - Matte & Non-Greasy! | Beauty Rabbit Hole

Best Sunscreen For Oily Skin - Matte & Non-Greasy! | Beauty Rabbit Hole


Beauty Rabbit Hole

The best sunscreen for oily skin is non-oily, suitable for acne prone skin, comfortable on your face in the summer, humid weather, and even under makeup!

2015 Korean Skincare Trends, New Releases, and the Future of K-Beauty with Alice of W2Beauty

by Kerry @ Skin & Tonics : A Skincare Blog

The second most popular request I had while I was away was a new seasonal interview with Alice, lifelong resident of Seoul and owner of the Korean beauty e-tailer, W2Beauty. I catch up with Alice a couple of times a year to talk about new releases and ingredient trends in the K-beauty world, and today […]

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Battle of the Aloe Vera Gels: Which under P400 AVG is the best buy?

Battle of the Aloe Vera Gels: Which under P400 AVG is the best buy?

by Claire Reyes @ Articles - Project Vanity

We had potted aloe vera plants on our window sill while I was growing up. Aside from providing succulent décor, we would often use the plant itself for various skin, hair, and medicinal purposes. It was our family’s equivalent to Windex in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and hummus in You Don’t Mess with the Zohan. For us, it was the solution to burns, scratches, pimples, scars, thinning hair, and more! We would simply pluck a leaf from the plant, squeeze it on the affected area, and let it do the job. It seems that scientists have been showing interest in this miracle plant, as well. Recent studies* have shown that aloe vera and cape aloe extracts have skin-healing and barrier-strengthening properties.

17 Moisturizers That Actually Help Control Oily Skin

17 Moisturizers That Actually Help Control Oily Skin


BuzzFeed

Like love, we ALL need moisturizer.

Style Flavors' Picks: The Best Sunblocks For Every Skin Type

Style Flavors' Picks: The Best Sunblocks For Every Skin Type


Style Flavors: Selective Reviews of Designer Shoes, Fashion, Grooming Products, Hotels & Travel

Daily sunblock application is the best defense against premature aging and skin cancer. It helps to find the right sunblock for your skin type. One that you like and will use daily. These are my pi...

New blog!!

by noreply@blogger.com (Angela YanShan) @ Big. Fat. Dream

Hey guys!! I'm finally back to blogging! Not sure if anyone is reading but I hope to gain readers soon!

So basically I'll be blogging about my daily life, some products and giving some reviews about them. The products may include make ups that I had been using since I first know about make up till date where I constantly try out new products and stop changing when I get a good and suitable product for myself. And some facial products, some fashion items and whatever that I find nice and would like to share.

I hope that my readers can benefit from my reviews and be able to choose the most suitable product for their skin type as that is what I do when I hear about a product - *google search reviews on blah blah product* then tons of reviews will be there and I'll open all in tabs just to compare the reviews.
So hopefully my review will contribute abit on the decision making process :)

Btw, I have not been blogging for like 2 years now after my previous blog being hacked. I was totally upset and was lazy to set up a new blog. But recently I started following the blogs that I read last time and they really inspired me! The feeling of blogging is just irreplaceable and I really really missed it.

So stay tuned to my next post which will be in next month cause I'm having exams sooooon :(

I shall include the blogs that inspired me here :)
P/S: they are really pretty bloggers!!

- Xiaxue - sg : now a mother with beautiful baby boy named Dashiel
- Qiuqiu - sg : a sweet blogger, straight forward and nice
- Miyake - sg : personal fav. She's more to ulzzang korean style right now. Do check her out!
- Peishi - sg : 18 this year. Young and sweet!
- Chuckei -mal : love her make up and fashion tips!
- Cheesie - mal : Japanese fashion and make up!

And many many more~~

Thanks for reading! Xoxo

Review: Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Face Sunscreen SPF 50/ PA+++

Review: Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Face Sunscreen SPF 50/ PA+++


Skin & Tonics : A Skincare Blog

The first time I used Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen, my immediate thought was, “Oh good, the perfect sunscreen! Sunscreen chemists, you can all go home now. Nice job, everyone!” Then …

The Best Japanese Sunscreens for Beautifully Radiant Skin - Nylon Pink Official Website

The Best Japanese Sunscreens for Beautifully Radiant Skin - Nylon Pink Official Website


Nylon Pink Official Website

INDULGE YOUR SKIN WITH HYDRATION WHILE PROTECTING IT FROM HARMFUL SUN RAYS WITH THE BEST JAPANESE SUNSCREENS ON THE MARKET!

Sunscreen Review: Biore, Jurlique, Elucent - Lab Muffin Beauty Science

Sunscreen Review: Biore, Jurlique, Elucent - Lab Muffin Beauty Science


Lab Muffin Beauty Science

These three facial sunscreens from Biore, Jurlique and Elucent have full ingredient lists. Yes you read that right - FULL INGREDIENT LISTS! My pet hate wit

Whitening and Blood Clots: What is Tranexamic Acid?

by noreply@blogger.com (Vanessa Felix) @ Pas-sosyal


Hopefully, you've read the previous post, because the build-up was kind of there.

Because I have more free time, I am now tasked with the traditional "sa bahay lang" housewife role and am now in charge of everything housekeeping and cooking. I cannot carry very heavy loads according to my doctor, so every other day, I go to the nearest grocery to pick up household items and ingredients for our meals. I always make it a point to make fun of some products sold in the beauty aisle or read product labels.

Anyway, I've noticed that my go-to grocery, and I'm betting many other groceries, sell much more variety of whitening soaps compared to that of normal soap. Whitening soap with different ingredients saturate the shelves while ironically, the sunscreen area is tucked in an obscure corner. The "canon" whitening products are still there: papaya, calamansi, glutathione, kojic acid. Then something catches my eye: kojic acid with tranexamic acid. 

I've never heard of tranexamic acid before, so I took a mental note of the spelling, went on with my routine and proceeded to read about it after all the housework. Wikipedia, basically says it is given by doctor to patients with the risk of heavy bleeding. Huh? How was this related to skincare? How this ingredient was discovered as a whitening ingredient is beyond my Googling powers, but at least I now have an idea and how people use it, so I can share it with everyone.

Tranexamic acid is not only a drug that helps prevent too much bleeding, but it is used also to treat melasma and may be administered orally, with a prescription of course. Shiseido introduced this ingredient in one of their whitening lines around 1990 to 2000. Topical products and drips are also being marketed, despite the obvious health risks and unwanted side effects. 

Does it work?

One study followed the progress of 74 Chinese women, all given two 250 mg/day tablets for 6 months. Most subjects had favorable results: out of the 74, 8 had excellent results, 40 had good ones, and 23 had fair results. However, around 10% of the subject got their melasma back after the study. No mention of control for the study was made, so the conclusion of its safety and efficacy remain disputable.

A randomized, blind study found the application of 5% tranexamic acid topically was basically insignificant and even caused redness on the skin. Another study, with combined topicals and orals, had similar unimpressive results with minor unwanted side effects. 

A preliminary clinical trial showed the effectivity of weekly injected tranexamic acid on localized melasma lesions. The study period lasted for three months with almost 85% of the respondents achieving 25-75% lightening. It was deemed safe, at a low dosage of 50 mL weekly. No controls were provided.

Drips have not been studied yet, but as with any other drips, this is discouraged by doctors for cosmetics use. 

tl;dr: Limited studies show tranexamic acid works as an injectable at controlled dosages. As for the oral and topicals, the results are mixed due to side effects and/or recurrence of dark spots.


Any side effects?

The minor side effects observed include gastrointestinal discomfort, extremely light menstrual flows, mild headaches, back, joint or muscle pain.  Tranexamic acid should not be used long term (beyong 6 months) due to its bigger side effects: blood clots and heart attacks. Its approved concentration ranges from 1.5%-3% depending on the country imposing the regulation (the Philippines has none).

It may not be used by people with known clotting problems, acquired defective color vision, and hypersensitivity to the acid, and pregnant women (it has the same category as kojic acid). 

So about the soap?

A hit or a miss. May cause hypersensitivity and redness and other unknown side effects (very limited studies exist). Not for the pregnant, people with heart, clotting and eye problems. Patch test prior to use and go crazy with sunblock. 

Sunscreens that don’t give me acne

Sunscreens that don’t give me acne


Elle Byrd

And hopefully they won’t give you acne either, but YMMV :) A large deterrent for wearing sunscreen every day for a lot of people is that it usually gives them acne! I have acne prone skin aro…

Charlotte Cho of SokoGlam Shares Her Favorite Skincare Ingredients

by Kerry @ Skin & Tonics : A Skincare Blog

Have you met Charlotte Cho yet? She’s kind of a big deal. This summer alone, she’s had features on Elle, Lucky, and Allure, and she also happens to be the owner of the magnificently curated US-based Korean cosmetics shop, SokoGlam. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know her over the past few months, and […]

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Biore Nourish SPF 15 Moisture Lotion, 3.4 FL OZ - Walmart.com

Biore Nourish SPF 15 Moisture Lotion, 3.4 FL OZ - Walmart.com


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My Current Skincare Favorites

by Sheryll @ The Wanderlust Project

Y’ALL. I’M BACK. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? I can’t, to be honest. A lot has happened since I last posted on this blog. I left Phuket in March and moved to Atlanta, GA. I’ve been here nearly 5 months. Initially, I was super excited to be home – I ate my life away and spent…

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Horse Oil, Skincare, & a Review of the Famous Guerisson 9 Complex Cream

by Kerry @ Skin & Tonics : A Skincare Blog

The first thing you should know before I get into this Guerisson 9 Complex Cream Review is that I get more excited when hearing about a weird new skin care ingredient than I do about almost anything else. Did a food scientist suddenly discover that chocolate cake actually makes you lose weight if you just add […]

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Which comes first — sunblock or moisturizer?

Which comes first — sunblock or moisturizer?


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I want to moisturize my face in the morning because I have dry skin.

Su:m37° Secret Repair Concentrate Review

by Kerry @ Skin & Tonics : A Skincare Blog

Anyone who has ever been out to eat with me with any regularity knows that I have thing for weird pickles. If it’s a vegetable and it’s pickled, I will devour it; the weirder the vegetable and the funkier the ferment, the better. I think my voracious appetite for fermented foods played a part in […]

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Step Up Your Facial Treatment: Oxygen Cell Renewal Therapy Review + Video

by Lush Angel @ Lush Angel

When I was asked by Facial Care Centre’s consultant to try out Oxygen Cell Renewal Therapy, I was not really sure what to expect. “Oxygen Cell Renewal Therapy” sounds a bit intimidating. I thought, this is definitely not my usual facial treatment. Will there be needles involved? Is it going to be painful? What does […]

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