Pyunkang Yul Low pH Pore Deep Cleansing Foam Review

You know I'm a fan of low pH cleansers and this is the reason why I'm excited to try Pyunkang Yul Low pH Pore Deep Cleansing Foam. This is a gift from a local online beauty shop in the Philippines, Go Bloom and Glow. I heard a lot of nice things about Pyunkang Yul and as a matter of fact, I already enjoyed their shampoo. Now let me share with you my experience with this cleanser and what made me decide to purchase this product for myself.

Pyunkang Yul Low pH Pore Deep Cleansing Foam

Benton Tea Tree Serum Review

One thing I admire about beauty brands is their persistence in creating new products every now and then. Benton, a Kbeauty brand, has formulated a latest addition to their line, the Tea Tree Serum. This is not the first time I've used Tea Tree in my skincare routine and as a matter of fact, it is a well-known ingredient in cosmetics. I used a different brand of Tea Tree serum before and I am actually more impressed with Benton's. Let me tell you why.

Benton Tea Tree Serum

I'm From Fig Cleansing Balm Review

Cleansing Balms are oil-based products used for washing dirt and impurities off the skin while preserving moisture at the same time. This is also a perfect skincare pal for removing make-up and double cleansing. The only cleansing balm I've used so far was Clean It Zero by Banila Co and I was looking for another balm to try. Good thing Wishtrend sent out Fig Cleansing Balm, one of the latest products from I'm From's Fig line

I haven't eaten nor seen a Fig fruit in my life but I read that Philippines is starting to grow Fig plants somewhere in Palawan. I may not literally tasted the fruit yet but at least I got a taste of it in skincare, right?

I'm From Fig Cleansing Balm

Kure Skin Facial and Body Cleansing Brush Review

I've seen a lot of skincare and beauty bloggers using cleansing devices in their routine. I didn't think of getting one because honestly, I felt that it's not necessary but I'm always curious. My curiosity ended when I was given an opportunity to try one. Kure Skin reached out and sent me their beautiful Facial and Body Cleansing Brush.

Kure Skin Facial and Body Cleansing Brush

Troiareuke Cushion H+ C23 Review

I rarely use foundation so I thought I don't need any cushion type makeup. Maybe it's fate that lead me to Troiareuke H+ Healing Cushion- a gift from Lipstick Plz during our Skinfluencers PH event. I learned that this product is a combination of skincare and makeup. You know me, I'm more of a skincare advocate so this cushion really drew my interest.  

Troiareuke H+ Healing Cushion

I'm From Mugwort Mask Review

If I would start a hashtag for Instagram, it would be #QuarantineMadeMeBuy. So last month, I got bored and was also a bit annoyed that my PR products from Korea can't be delivered to me. I online purchased I'm From Mugwort Mask which was in my Forever Wishlist. I haven't seen an actual mugwort yet but the rave about it made me checked out the cart that's been sitting for ages.

I'm From Mugwort Mask

Fresh Skinlab Jeju Aloe Ice Soothing Gel Lotion Review

Last month while on quarantine, I asked my husband to buy me a Soothing Gel he can find in the drugstore. He picked Fresh Skinlab Jeju Aloe Ice Soothing Gel Lotion. This is the first time he chose a beauty product for me so let’s see if he got this right. Haha!

Fresh Skinlab Jeju Aloe Ice Soothing Gel Lotion

Medius SOS Water Balm Mask Review

Medius is Korean beauty brand that specializes in sheet masks. Thanks to Lipstick Plz, I had the opportunity to try their SOS Water Balm Masks. They come in 4 variants: Pore Care, Moisture, Soothing and Brightening. I haven't used a lot of Pore Care sheet masks so I picked this one for my review.

Wearing Pore Care Mask
Medius SOS Water Balm Mask 4 Variants

Medius SOS Water Balm Pore Care Mask

Zenutrients Avocado Moisturizing Cream Wash Review

Avocado is a delicious fruit abundant in nutrients and healthy fats. But did you know that its oil is also used in skincare? Thanks to Zenutrients, I get to experience my first ever Avocado product: Avocado Moisturizing Cream Wash

Zenutrients is Filipino brand which started in the beauty and cosmetics industry with coconut as the main ingredient of their products. Their creations are all cruelty-free and vegan except those which have milk. They have also been one of our sponsors in our Skinfluencers PH event and I am glad to use another proudly local skincare brand.

Zenutrients Avocado Moisturizing Cream Wash

In Her Element Nourishing Cocoa Balm Review

I like putting lipstick on but sometimes I miss out on lip care. Lips are very prone to moisture loss because they have thin skin. I'm glad I was able to try In Her Element Nourishing Cocoa Balm, gifted by this amazing Filipino beauty brand. I was excited to use this product right away because it is locally made and I heard good things about it. Let me tell you if this lip balm deserves a spot on the shelf. 

In Her Element Nourishing Cocoa Balm

Shines Pure Skin Lotion Review

Similar with face cleansers, I am also not experimental with body lotion products. To be honest, I am only using one brand because of my eczema condition. There are also lotions that make the skin feel sticky especially here in the Philippines where the weather is tropical

I'm delighted to be using a local skincare product which is Shines Pure Skin Lotion. It's been a regular in my routine for weeks now and let me tell you how this product changed my skincare experience.

Shines Pure Skin Lotion

Dr & Co Silky Sun Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ Review

When I ask my friends what is their favorite sunscreen, I often hear Biore, Dear Klairs and Belo. But amid all the popular sunscreen brands in the market today, is an underrated product called Dr & Co Silky Sun Milk. This sunscreen was gifted to me by Lipstick Plz

About the brand: Dr & Co is a KBeauty brand that offers skincare products created for modern day people. It aims to lessen the stress and give comfort to the skin. 

Dr & Co Silky Sun Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ 

BlingPop Shea Butter Healing Nail Pack Review

Face masking has been a custom in our skincare routine. But have you tried nail masking? BlingPop, a Korean cosmetics brand offers not just sheet masks for our faces and feet but also for our beloved nails. BlingPop was kind to gift me this Shea Butter Healing Nail Pack. It's my first nail mask ever and I am excited to share my thoughts on this product.

BlingPop Shea Butter Healing Nail Pack

Agdigus Essentials Review

A person who says that shower does not bring happiness must have not taken a good bath in his life. This Filipino brand was created to level up every person's shower experience. Agdigus Essentials offers handcrafted products and interestingly, their name came from an Ilocano word: agdigos which means to shower. I am lucky to experience three of their best-sellers: Activated Charcoal Soap, Vit E + Aloe Face and Body Cream and Witch Hazel Facial Toner

The Plant Base Mielrose Petal Essence Review

90s vibes here! I was talking about Charmed on my other review and then this product reminds me of the Melrose Place, another TV show in the 90s. If you're not familiar with it, it's similar to Beverly Hills 90210 only that (I think) the latter is more popular. Let me introduce the 4th The Plant Base product Style Korean sent me: Melrose oh I mean Mielrose Petal Essence and it has real rose petals! So if you like flowers and skincare, you might want to check this out.

The Plant Base Mielrose Petal Essence

The Plant Base AC Clear Magic Foam A1+ Review

I shared with you that I have had a lot of breakouts during my teenage years. Too bad I resorted to products being advertised on TV and they weren't effective. I wish KBeauty products exists at the time like this cleanser: The Plant Base AC Clear Magic Foam A1+ . This face cleanser was gifted to me by Style Korean for Try Me, Review Me event. I may have a normal-combo skin by now but let's see how this product will work on my face and if teenage self will like this. 

The Plant Base AC Clear Magic Foam A1+

The Plant Base Time Stop Collagen Ampoule Review

Have you watched the late 90s series Charmed? The show was about 3 sisters Prue, Piper and Phoebe who were witches and have powers. My favorite among the three was Piper because she had the power to stop time. When I was a kid, I daydreamed that I can freeze the clock so I can go to the mall and get all the clothes that i want without the sales people noticing. Crazy thoughts, huh.

Somehow related to time-stopping is The Plant Base Time Stop Collagen Ampoule. To be forever 21 is impossible but let's see how this product can be the Piper in our skincare adventure. (This is my second The Plant Base product review for Style Korean's Try Me, Review Me event.) 

The Plant Base Time Stop Collagen Ampoule 

The Plant Base AC Clear Moisture Pure N Cream Review

It's March and Summer says hello. There's a joke that Philippines has two types of weather: hot and hotterWhile I check my stash with enough sunscreen to protect me, I see to it that I also have other skincare products that suit the season. I remember using this body lotion and my skin was awkwardly sticky under the heat of the sun. The humidity in the Philippines can be challenging I tell you. So during summer, my skincare routine should be comfortable amidst the hot weather and of course, effective.

The Plant Base is a Korean brand that offers natural cosmetics for the entire family. Style Korean sent me 4 of their products for a Try Me, Review Me event and my first impression tells that they are summer-friendly. This is the first part of my review and let me share with you my thoughts about their moisturizing cream.

The Plant Base AC Clear Moisture Pure N Cream

Apotheke Science Detoxifying Face Mask Review

Masking has been a favorite part of my skincare routine. I enjoyed every part the same way I enjoyed writing about it in one of my articles: Types of Masks You Need in your Skincare LifeI've already ran out of clay masks and just like the Powerpuff Girls saving the day, here comes a Filipino brand, Apotheke Science and their best-selling Detoxifying Face Mask. I got this together with their Niacinamide through SkinfluencersPH event. According to my know-it-all best friend Google, Apotheke is pronounced as a-po-ti-kuh and it means chemist's shop. Let's see if this mask is as fetching as its name.

Apotheke Science Detoxifying Face Mask

In Her Element Butterlips Conditioning Color Swatches and Review

Gone are the days when you have to choose between skincare and makeup: lip balm or lipstick? In Her Element, a proud Filipino brand, just released a new addition to their cosmetics line: Butterlips Conditioning Color! This product does not only hydrate but it also adds a nice and succulent color to the lips. It comes in 3 shades which are inspired by the Filipino folklore goddesses: Mayari, the goddess of the moon; Tala, the goddess of the stars and Hanan, the goddess of morning. 

In Her Element Butterlips Conditioning Color

Bioskin Coco Piña Colada Essence Toner Review

Living in a tropical country where pineapples and coconut trees are abundant, is it weird to say that these are my least favorite fruits? "Hershey, if you don't want to snack on them at least put them on your skin.", Bioskin Coco must have psychic powers to know this and let me pick me their Piña Colada Essence Toner as a gift. This brand is proudly Filipino and utilizes Fermented Virgin Coconut Oil as the base ingredient of their skincare products.

Bioskin Coco Piña Colada Essence Toner

Etude House Play Color Eyes Mini Hershey’s Original Swatches and Review

Raise your hand if you're a chocolate-lover and a Kbeauty fan at the same time! You've probably seen this all over social media: Korean brand Etude House has the sweetest collaboration with Hershey's! Okay, I'm not talking about myself here but the popular chocolate brand. Hehe! The palette collection or what they call Etude House Play Color Eyes Mini Hershey’s, came in two limited edition variants: Cookies N' Cream and the Original. I, without a doubt and second glance at my no buy-low buy rule, purchased the latter from Korea. I just can't.

Etude House Play Color Eyes Mini Hershey’s

Jumiso All day Vitamin Clean & Mild Facial Cleanser Review

Jumiso was one of the first brands I discovered during my noob days in skincare. Just in case you didn't know, Jumiso's name evolved from two Korean words: Ju which means Give and Miso which means SmileI'm glad to receive their latest product - All day Vitamin Clean & Mild Facial Cleanser! If this cleanser is a 90s singer, she'd be Vitamin C for obvious reasons. Like one of her songs said, let's see if this product was able to put a smile on my face. ♫Whacha gonna do, say, whacha gonna do.♫

Jumiso All day Vitamin Clean & Mild Facial Cleanser

Pinctada South Sea Pearl Serum Review

Do you remember my review about Pinctada South Sea Pearl Soap? Apparently, this Filipino brand offers another product - the South Sea Pearl Serum! This product also contains pearl powder generated from pearl farms in Palawan, Philippines. Hurray to local skincare!

Pinctada South Sea Pearl Serum

Aloe Activator Review

Fom Honey to Calamansi, here's another skincare ingredient that reminds me of childhood. I remember having Aloe Vera plant in our backyard and my Dad used to put this white thing on his head like a shampoo. This means for sure that natural ingredient never goes out of style.

I received this Aloe Activator through our Skinfluencers Ph event. This product is interesting because it is multi-functional. For starter, I used this as my daily toner.

Aloe Activator

NoTS Centella Cover [Tea Tree] Review

The first time I heard of NoTs was when I received this Centella Cover [Tea Tree] Spot Concealer from Lipstick Plz. NoTS or Noble Through Skin, is a cosmetics brand founded in Korea. I've been using concealers since college days and I apply mostly on my dark and puffy eye bags. Looking back, I realized I have only used 3 brands in my life: Max Factor, Maybelline and The Face Shop so this KBeauty baby is a surprise addition to this short and sweet list.

NoTS Centella Cover [Tea Tree]

Helena Skin Calamansi Fruit Peel Soap Review

The universe must be listening when I said I want to explore local skincare finds this 2020. Through Skinfluencers Ph, I received a locally-made product: Calamansi Fruit Peel Soap by Helena Skin. Calamansi is very popular citrus fruit in the Philippines and somehow similar to lime. It's been a while since I used skincare products with this fruit and I remember so well using Eskinol Calamansi during my teenage years, hehe! Years passed but we still can't deny that calamansi has many benefits and I'm glad that it's making a comeback through Helena Skin. 

Helena Skin Calamansi Fruit Peel Soap

Bellflower Idebenone Glowing Face Cream Review

Was there a time you didn't expect much from a product then you ended up liking it? This is my case with Bellflower Idebenone Glowing Face Cream. Originated from Korea, Bellflower made its way in the beauty industry through skincare solutions that are innovative and trustworthy, hence the tagline. They gifted me with one of their face creams and I thought it was just a typical moisturizer. Let me tell you why I was wrong.

Bellflower Idebenone Glowing Face Cream

SkinfluencersPH Grand Meet-Up Event

Skincare journey won't be as fun if you don't have friends to share the experience with. I am proud to be part of SkinfluencersPH, a group of micro beauty bloggers in the Philippines. We aim to unite the brands and the people who love and breathe skincare. As a group, we like to try new products and produce honest reviews through our social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and our blog sites.

On January 25, 2020, exactly Chinese New Year, the group held a grand meet-up event for all the members. The event happened at Mesa, SM Megamall where we had a nice lunch overflowing with food. 

The ladies behind the Instagram hashtag #SkinfluencersPH

MizuMi Extra Mild Facial Cleanser Review

Do you have a skincare product that you less get experimental with? For me, it's the first step of the routine - the cleanser! You see, I've been using the same cleanser for over 10 years now and I'm talking about a local product, Belo Essentials Pore Minimizing Facial Wash. Though I'm using other cleansers which work as good but I always repurchase the same product and sometimes not finishing the others I've opened. Sorry, not sorry. 

So it will be very challenging for MizuMi Extra Mild Facial Cleanser to earn a spot on the shower shelf. I received this from a PR kit sent to me by Styleright last December and after weeks of using this, I am now ready to pass the verdict. 

MizuMi Extra Mild Facial Cleanser

Papa Recipe Honey Moist Cream Review

When I was a kid, my mom used to feed me a spoonful of honey. Whenever I grimaced from the overwhelmingly sweet taste, my mom told me its health benefits as if it was a life lesson. Now, I don't have regular honey to snack on anymore but my face does. Honey is known to be naturally anti-inflammatory that's why this has been a life-saver of many. Recently, I was able to try another honey-related skincare product: Papa Recipe Honey Moist Cream. I've been a fan of the brand's Bombee Honey Mask so I'm curious how this product will fair on my skin. 

Papa Recipe Honey Moist Cream

OMG! Double Dare Red+Snail Mask + OMG! Red Hair Band Review

It's sheet-masking time! Another product I'm very excited about is the OMG! Red+Snail Mask. Style Korean #TryMeReviewMe is so generous to include a huge red OMG! Hair band. I decided to put these two products together in this review because sheet masking won't be enjoyable if there's nothing to keep your hair in place. I see this skincare couple like Jack and Rose, Allie and Noah, Joe and Love or Beck? Okay, I think I watched romance stuff way too much. 

OMG! Double Dare Red+Snail Mask

OMG! Double Dare Red Water Serum Review

Hello! This is the second part of my OMG! Double Dare review. If you haven't read my impressions about their moisturizer, please check it out here. I've been telling on my blog and on Instagram that my favorite part of skincare routine is Serum and I'm very glad that the PR kit includes one. Let me talk about this fine-looking skincare product.

OMG! Double Dare Red Water Serum

OMG! Double Dare Red MPR Glow Review

I was eyeing Style Korean's Try Me, Review Me event for a while now and finally, I was selected to be part of the program which features Double Dare. This American brand was founded in Los Angeles, California in 2017. One of their collections is the OMG! Red which is the PR kit I received. You can check out the Double Dare website here.

On this review, I will be talking about OMG! Double Dare Red MPR Glow.

OMG! Double Dare Red MPR Glow

MPR stands for Moisturizer + Primer + Repair.

Thank You Farmer True Water Deep Toner Review

Hello everyone! How's the start of the new decade going on for you? This is my first product review for 2020 and I am featuring a Korean skincare product from Thank You Farmer. If you can recall, I provided a review of their serum last year. I honestly have high expectations with this toner I'm about to review since I found their True Water Serum a holy grail product. 

Thank You Farmer True Water Deep Toner