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Snow Aura Boosting Mask

I have always dreamed of having flawless skin. I am not the type who would love to have that whiter complexion not because I have fair skin but maybe because my main skin issue is acne. I have acne prone skin and just like any typical woman, I have tried several skin care treatments. Some worked and others are a waste of money. As with this product called Snow Aura Boosting Mask I can give it 7/10 rating.

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As you can see, the product is really huge. The content is not that much but if you will use it 2-3x each week without fail, the container may last for 2-3 months. As with me, I only used it once to three times per month and not on a weekly basis. The price can cost you about 1500php or more depending on where you will purchase it.

I got it for free because it was originally my Aunt’s and she said it did not work for her. She said that your face will feel refreshed, whiter and tighter only on the next day after using the mask after such, its gone.

In my own experience, I can also say that the product is not really worth the hype. Many claims that it can leave your skin looking white for as long as you want but really, it isn’t.

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That is how much product you need to put on the face. Sorry I was not able to take an after wash photo (I forgot). Others may even put more than what I had on the photo. It is really up to you.

If there is one good thing about this product is you can spend less rather than going to a spa to get a facial mask that costs more. Having Snow Skincare Aura Whitening Booster Mask is a cheaper alternative. Also, for instance, you use this overnight, the next day, after you wash your face, you can also leave the house without putting any foundation. All you need is powder and your face will still look glowing.

Have you also tried this? What are your thoughts?

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DIY Mask Using Aztec Indian Clay

Before, the only idea I have in mind about mask is using honey with oatmeal or pure honey alone. Good thing, beauty blogs are already established these days that most women are more than happy to share their beauty hacks. One mask I discovered and been using for the past three years is Aztec Indian Clay paired with Apple Cider Vinegar. Get ready to look like Shrek when you have it on your face.

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As you can see, my face is quite yellowish. It is because aside from the usual clay + apple cider, I also added turmeric powder. Turmeric has also been very famous when it comes to skin care. Thus, I also incorporate it with the mask for extra boost.

This is a great mask for acne prone skin. It will give you blooming effect not after wash but after a few hours or so. Pores will also be tighter because of the tightening effect of the mask on the skin. Like what its label state, Feel your Skin Pulsate, you can truly feel it. In fact, you may find it hard to speak once the mask has already settled on the face.

Overall, this mask is truly worth the buy. It is available at Lazada. You can get it in combo. It means that there is no need to leave the home to try this amazing mask.

Have you tried this or other mask before? Share your experience.

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Setting Powders

In the past, I only used pressed powder and I am good to go. Then, I revolved to the use of powder foundation then BB creams and today, I cannot leave the house without combining BB creams + setting powders. I do not have any idea about SPF before and thus, I used whatever is the latest release in the market to minimize my oily skin.

Good thing, online reviews are quite easy to browse nowadays. Hence, I managed to figure out why there is such thing called ‘baking’ when you apply make up. So, this ‘baking’ thing is pretty much related with liquid foundation. In order for liquid foundie or even BB creams of other creams you apply on the face to last longer, setting powders should be used. To date, I have two.

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Shiseido Medicated Pressed powder is translucent. If you want a whiter and brighter look, you can use this. I have read so many positive reviews about it in the past. Thus, when my aunt went to Japan, I never hesitated to asked her to get me some. I bought about 3 pieces. I never thought that a single compact would last more than a year for my consumption. Yes, since I am a work at home mom, I rarely go out to wear make up. Anyway, what I love about this product are:

  • Affordable (in Japan) only costs me P90 each. Here, you can get one for P250(cheapest)
  • Easy to blend
  • Smells like milk
  • Mild even for babies (my 7yo daughter used it too)
  • Oil control factor:moderate

Cons:

  • No mirror on the compact
  • No SPF
  • Not easy to use because the upper cover should be removed entirely

Palgantong Theatrical Powder has coverage. The color that my friend got for me is Beige Ocre. This is perfect for morena skin tone. I do not prefer this shade because whenever I used it, I look too dark (seems like I got tanned). I even used this as blush  or for contour with its brownish shade once applied. What I like about it:

  • Easy to blend
  • Mini container perfect for kikay kit inside the bag
  • Can be used for contouring
  • Container has mirror

Cons:

  • Expensive.(My friend bought this in Macau and costs her P450. I just paid her P200 and it is still like I paid P250 for this small 10g setting powder.
  • Not widely available even on online shops here in the Philippines.
  • Shade does not look really good on me
  • No SPF

I am not really good in reviewing products but I am trying my best to share my thoughts about the product that I have and been using. Hope this helps. Share your thoughts about it and other setting powder which works for you.

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Moisturizer: You Need it!

The skin needs to be moisturized even though you feel that there is too much oil on your face. People who considers themselves with oily skin type requires moisturizer too. It is just best to make sure that the moisturizer is water based.

I do have oily skin too not to mention being acne prone and sensitive as well. With all these skin issues that I have, I still continue to moisturize every night. In the morning, although I know that it is still necessary, I prefer to use bb creams which already have moisturizing effect plus the added SPF. I have tried different moisturizers. Currently, when I go out and require to cover up my pores and acne marks, I used Le blanc’s BB Cream. This beauty balm cream contains tamanu oil which can help in calming my acne.

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Excuse me for the photo (not a photographer) Excuse too for the label that is barely readable

This bb cream is pretty good. I even used it for my daughter’s eczema. It quite worked well as well. Overall this, is a good bb cream which can cover up marks and protect you from the sun too with around SPF 45 (i think). I asked about the SPF before but I already forgot about it.

Pros:

  • helps in calming acne
  • easily available (the seller can be contacted through instagram and also sold in Shopee
  • several shades to choose from
  • with SPF

Cons:

  • Texture is too liquid, shaking may be necessary
  • Application must not be in front of the fan because the cream tends to dry quickly
  • Price. this is a disadvantage for me considering how thrifty I am. I bought it at P650. Good thing Shopee offered free shipping for orders P250 and up. Also, during the time I got it, there was still an ongoing promotion from Shopee.

This BB cream at times also served as my spot treatment. At times, it worked, at times, it does not.

Before bedtime, I also apply moisturizer. I got the ones I am currently using from a raffle/giveaway of Natura Organic. I joined and luckily won two beauty oils. The one without label is marula + argan oil and the brown bottle is rosehip seed oil. Both are quite promising in helping me achieve a healthier and glowing looking skin.

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If you will purchase each, it may cost around 350+ per bottle plus shipping fees. The brand also has its physical store, just check them out on instagram. ♥♥♥

PS: I am not paid or asked to review any of the products mentioned above. The thoughts were based from my personal experience.

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DIY Toner

The usual routine of a person to achieve a healthier looking skin is to Cleanse-Tone-Moisturize. In the past, I used to spend money trying out different brands of toner because like what I have mentioned in the other post, I do not have perfect skin.

I have tried witch haze extract toner and it worked well for my skin type. The thing is, I am looking for cheaper alternatives which would also deliver the same effect. I also bought another brand of toner in Amazon which also did well and prevent me from getting breakouts worse but still, it costs a few bucks.

Good thing, I discovered dissolving apple cider vinegar with water and used it as toner. Considering that I have been a loyal user of ACV, I also mixed it with water and apply it as toner. I can say, that ACV is truly a universal product that can be used in so many ways.

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Brands of ACV I have tried would be Bragg’s, Heinz and American Garden. Bragg is quite expensive because it comes With The Mother. Thus, I only used it for oral consumption. For my vanity use, I am good to go with American Garden brand. It is among the cheapest one you can find in the market.

 

Have you also tried and proven the wonders of using ACV? Share some thoughts.

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Skin Condition

For the past few years, I can say that I suffered from acne breakouts. It started when I started having my period. I am already 32 now and you can imagine how long I have been battling with acne.

I used to believe in whatever products I saw on TV without checking its ingredients. Good thing, the world has transformed in a much better place to live that we now have quick access to the net.

With the online access, I was able to make research first before purchasing any skin care product. I was also able to get additional information to help calm my breakouts.

I have tried so many products in the past few years. Common brands like Neutrogena, Celeteque, St. Ives, Nivea, Pond’s, St. Dalfour and others. My skin used to behave using Neutrogena hard soap made for acne prone. But it can truly be true when they say that with frequent and prolong usage, the skin would get immune to it. Hence, it is best to use different brands every now and then.

Currently, I am using an organic soap found in instagram. The brand is Natura Organics. The brand promises better looking skin without having to worry from harsh chemicals. In fact, their products are even safe for kids.

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I alternate the use of the whitening soap variant and Ayurveda science soap. When I have breakouts, I even make use of Pond’s Acne Clear.

Overall, I cannot say that I am free from breakouts because when my period gets near, I will surely have the ugly bumps in my face.

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