Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Proactiv + Green Tea Moisturizer - Review

I love matcha and all sorts of green tea stuff. So why not try a green tea moisturizer, right? :)

Proactiv+ Green Tea Moisturizer is a lightweight, non-greasy formula contains Green Tea, to help fight free radicals and is rich in mineral and botanical extracts. It has been designed to help soothe dry skin without clogging pores and is the perfect moisturizer for blemish-prone skin.

I have a combination of oily/dry skin. My T-zone is quite oily, while the other areas are a bit dry.
This moisturizer is actually perfect even when you have oily skin or oily parts in your face - just use it sparingly. I use it in the morning, before I apply my sunscreen. Wearing your SPF (I use 50 and higher) is a must especially when you're using anti-acne products.

The Proactiv+ Green Tea Moisturizer is ideal for men and women with dry skin associated with acne medication because it helps maintain skin moisture and a soft, supple tone.

What are the benefits of using Proactiv+ Green Tea Moisturizer?
  • Provides relief to dry, irritated skin
  • Non-Comedogenic (won't clog pores)
  • Contains Green Tea EGCG, a potent antioxidant designed to fight free radicals while helping to soothe and calm the skin
  • Features hydration ingredients and minerals and emollients that are designed to nourish and soothe the skin
  • Alleviate skin dryness
It didn't affect my makeup, nor caused excessive oil. This is probably because I used it sparingly. I don't use it over my makeup though, as I feel that I would need to apply sunscreen again over it. 
I like its packaging. It comes in a tube that you can easily tote around.

Product Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Sodium Polyacrylate, Iris Florentina Root Extract,Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Trideceth-6, Zinc Sulfate, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Alcohol, Allantoin, Propanediol, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Polyquaternium-11, Disodium EDTA, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool.

I try to stay away from skin care products with fragrance and alcohol, but since I use this only once a day and sparingly, I can easily combat any of their effects if they even have any.

How does it complement the Proactiv 3 Step System?
Apply daily, as needed, to alleviate dryness. Can be worn alone or under makeup. When using the 3-
step system, the Proactiv+ Green Tea Moisturizer should be applied after Step 3 – Repairing Treatment.

If you're looking for a moisturizer infused with green tea and is specifically designed for acne and blemish-prone skin, this is a good product to try.

Where to buy?
a. Proactiv Online Shopping:

b. Proactiv Door-to-Door Delivery Hotlines:
Metro Manila Landline: (02) 729-2222
Globe Provincial: 1-800-8-729-8888
PLDT Provincial: 1-800-10-889-4444
Mobile No.: 0917-801-8888

c. Proactiv Mall Kiosks
Ground Floor, Glorietta 2 – Contact Number: (02) 512-5885
2nd Floor, Trinoma – Contact Number: (02) 512-5981

d. Selected Watsons and SM Department Stores:
G/F, SM Cubao Department Store (Beauty Section), Cubao, Quezon City
G/F, SM Makati Department Store (Beauty Section), Ayala Center, Makati City
Level 2, SM North Edsa Department Store (Beauty Section), North Ave. cor. EDSA Quezon City
G/F, SM Megamall Department Store (Beauty Section), Building B., Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
Level 1, SM Fairview Department Store (Beauty Section), corner Regalado Avenue, Quirino Highway,Quezon City
G/F, SM Southmall Department Store (Beauty Section), Alabang - Zapote Rd, Almanza Uno, Las Piñas
G/F, SM Mall of Asia Department Store (Beauty Section), Seaside Blvd, Pasay City
Level 2, Watsons, SM Megamall 4, Building A., Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
G/F, Watsons, SM Mall of Asia, near Starbucks, Seaside Blvd, Pasay City
Upper Ground Floor, Watsons, SM Aura Premiere, near Hypermarket, McKinley Parkway, Taguig
Suggested Retail Price: Php999, 30ml 1fl.oz
Delivery Fee (Hotline and Online Order):
Php150 – Metro Manila
Php330 - Provincial

***FREE delivery for Online and Hotline order if purchased along with Proactiv Solution Combination Therapy 30day or 60 day kit!***

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Adam Levine for Proactiv Philippines Commercial

Lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning band Maroon 5, Adam's made a name for himself with a signature voice woven into the musical fabric of today. His signature voice swept throngs of women off their feet. But despite his hot looks and glowing achievements in his remarkable career, Adam Levine, the “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2013 was, once upon a time, someone who struggled with acne breakouts during his teenage years. This man, the envy of many men because of his undeniable charisma and confidence, also suffered because of acne just like any normal teenager, and grappled with lack of confidence. For someone who looked so natural in front of the camera, Adam was once forced to stay away from the crowd.

“People might think that nothing faces me, but that’s just not true. Nobody is proud of having acne. It’s isn’t fun; it sucks. I suffered from acne when I was younger. I was so insecure. It was not pleasant experience”

Fortunately, America’s #1 acne treatment system, Proactiv Solution, gave him the answer to his acne problems. Proactiv’s 3-Step System is dermatologist-developed and is designed to help clear existing acne and prevent future outbreaks, while gently taking care of the skin.
“So if your acne is your problem the solution is Proactiv, bottomline. I know how important it is to get acne out of your life. Proactiv helped me. It’s no brainer. Just do it. Because you’ll be very happy. It is so great that there is something out there now, that is legitimate, Adam added."
Now with clear skin, Adam Levine no longer feels the need to hide. “It is game changer; it treats acne and treats your skin right,” Adam said. “As a guy, I don’t like a lot of male acne products. But with this, its three easy steps and you’re doing all you need to do.”

Watch full video here:

Proactiv Solution comes in 30-Day kit (P2,495) and 60-Day kit (P3,995) and is available at all Watsons nationwide. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Althea Turns 1 - Birthday Celebration July 20 to 31

It's Althea's 1st Birthday! And as a treat to everyone who has been showing love and support to this wonderful brand, they've cooked up some awesome deals and promos! 

  • Limited Edition Birthday Box + DIY Party Kit
    For orders placed on 20/7 onwards. While stocks last.

  • Free Goodies for first 1,500 shoppers
    Full size beauty products. While stocks last. 

  • Birthday Giveaway. Pick 3 Top Sellers for 100% REBATE!
    Rebate will be credited into your account. 

  • #AltheaTurns1 Instagram Contest
    - Got your Althea party kit? Wish us a happy birthday with #altheaturns1 and stand a chance to win amazing prizes such as Macbook Air, Ipad Air 2, iPhone 6S, Galaxy S6 Edge, Canon EOS M10 Selfie Camera, Althea credits and beauty hampers from Althea! 
    - Prizes total worth KRW10,000,000 to be won.
    - Contest starts from 20th July - 15th August, 2016.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please refer to and Althea Facebook for more information. 

I will be publishing my Unboxing Post next, so please watch out for it!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Adam Levine reveals secret to his confidence

Who is Adam Levine:
He is the lead singer of the Grammy Award winning band, Maroon 5, and has made a name for himself with a signature voice that is sure to sweep women off their feet. Maroon 5’s releases have gone gold and platinum, setting records for most #1 singles and he’s been a judge on the Emmy Award-winning The Voice. He also starred in the indie film Begin Again, where his 222 Records label track Lost Stars was nominated for a Best Original Song at the Academy Awards. 

While most women are swooned by the “Sexiest Man Alive” of 2013 with his hot looks and remarkable talent, men also aspire for the same kind of charisma and confidence that he evokes. Little do they know that like most of us, Adam Levine struggled to regain confidence during his teenage years. He suffered from severe acne breakouts, which took away much of his confidence and forced him to stay away from the crowd. 

“I was just ashamed of my acne,” Adam shared. “I had horrible breakouts. I would hide from cameras, hide in my room. Acne just shows up and causes trouble and it messes with my confidence.” And even today, when his schedule gets busy, the stress can take a toll on his skin. “I am a very active person and it kind of lead to zits, which is unfortunate but a reality for me,” he chuckled. 

“My life for now is unbelievably busy and I feel fortunate and blessed every day,” Adam said. He also shared that unlike most people’s belief about celebrities having to look so good on screen or otherwise, they also suffer from the same skin problems that make many people lose their self-confidence and hide away from many of the good things in life. “I always want to make sure that people understand that even though we are celebrities or successful, we are no different than anybody else.” 

Fortunately, America’s #1 acne treatment system, Proactiv Solution, gave him the answer to his acne
problems. Proactiv’s 3-Step System is dermatologist-developed and is designed to help clear existing
acne and prevent future outbreaks, while gently taking care of the skin. “It is so great that there is
something out there now, that is legitimate,” Adam added. 

It takes no more than five minutes to complete this system, which is great for busy people like Adam
Levine. It starts with the application of Step 1, the Renewing Cleanser, which contains Benzoyl Peroxide to help kill acne-causing bacteria. The ultra-fine, micro-crystal BPO penetrates pores fast while being gentle on the skin and tiny exfoliating beads help to unclog the pores of impurities, such as excess sebum, keratin and dead skin cells.

Step 2 is the Proactiv Revitalizing Toner which refines and purifies pores through gentle exfoliation. It contains soothing botanicals to gently remove excess oil for refreshed, clear skin.

Step 3, the Repairing Lotion, is a treatment that helps to heal breakouts and prevent new ones emphasized. “You have got to take these steps if you want to take care of your skin,” Adam Finally, “It has your skin in mind and in fact a lot of it is restorative and healthy, which is great.” from forming.

Each Proactiv kit comes with a free Refining Mask that helps keep skin clear and acne-free. Formulated with sulfur, a proven acne-fighting ingredient, reaches deep into the pores where blemishes begin. The Refining Mask unclogs pores, pampers inflamed skin, and softens the skin’s texture. 

Now with clear skin, Adam Levin no longer feels the need to hide. “It is game changer; it treats acne and treats your skin right,” Adam said. “As a guy, I don’t like a lot of male acne products. But with this, its three easy steps and you’re doing all you need to do.”

Monday, May 30, 2016

Benzoyl Peroxide - Best Acne Treatment

Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) has been known to be a compound that fights acne from getting worse. What most people are afraid of are the misconceptions that surrounds it, such as, “your skin gets addicted to it” and more popularly, “quitting its application will make acne faster and with a vengeance”. These are 
just some of the reasons why people tend to shy away from a relatively cheaper and effective way in treating acne. The only probable and logical reason to avoid BPO is having an allergic reaction to it.

To better understand why people should have it as an option for acne treatment, an understanding on how it works, what it does, and how to use it properly, should take away all the misconceptions that surrounds BPO. 

Acne happens when a pore blocked by excess keratin, sebum, and dead skin cells comes in contact with bacteria which cause the inflammation. What BPO does is that it breaks down into benzoic acid and oxygen, and the oxygen acts as a free radical destroying the cells that blocks the pores along with the 
bacteria growing on it. During the early stages of acne formation, BPO is known to be effective in preventing these outbreaks on the skin.

The BPO scare however, comes from its misuse. Having too much of it on the skin, making sure that the acne-causing bacteria is eliminated from the surface, gives the skin unnecessary stress than protection. That stress leaves the skin more vulnerable to more acne outbreaks after quitting from BPO treatment.

Using BPO the right way, meaning more strategically, on skin could help drastically minimize the formation of acne and prevent future outbreaks. Fortunately, America’s #1 acne treatment system, 
Proactiv Solution, offers a 3-Step System that is developed and recommended by dermatologists. This skin care regimen helps clear existing acne and prevents future outbreaks while gently taking care of the skin.

It only takes no more than five minutes to do this 3-Step System, starting with the application of Proactiv Renewing Cleanser that has Benzoyl Peroxide that kills acne-causing bacteria. It has ultra-fine micro-crystal BPO that penetrates pores fast while being gentle on the skin. Tiny, round exfoliating beads unclog the pores of impurities, such as excess sebum, keratin, and dead skin cells.

Next is applying alcohol-free Proactiv Revitalizing Toner which refines and purifies pores, exfoliating the skin further by removing more dead skin cells and keeps pores unclogged. It also has soothing botanicals that gently balance the skin tone, removes excess oil for a refreshed, clear skin.

Finally, Proactiv Repairing Lotion is an as-light-as-feather treatment that heals the blemishes off the skin and also helps in preventing new acne from forming. Each Proactiv kit comes with a free Refining Mask that makes sure to keep skin clear and acne-free. Formulated with sulfur, a proven acne-fighting ingredient, reaches deep into the pores where blemishes begin. The Refining Mask unclogs pores, 
pampers inflamed skin, and softens the skin’s texture.

And besides, Proactiv has only 2.5% of BPO, which is lower than other over-the-counter acne treatments so it is safer to use daily. Moreover, at this concentration level BPO can already effectively kill acne-causing bacteria so there’s really no cause for worries--really.

So not be afraid of whatever misconceptions BPO has and set your skin free from acne. Use it strategically, and you will never have to worry about acne again.

Proactiv Solution comes in 30-Day kit (Php 2,495) and 60-Day kit (Php 3,995) and is available at all Watsons stores nationwide.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

TCL’s Latest Innovation In Display Technology, Now Here in the Philippines

As one of the leading brands in the area of display technology, TCL has managed to increase its market value on global expansion through the years. The top-tier brand of television and mobile phones has gained acclaim for bringing premium home entertainment to consumers, committed to make life more exciting.  

According to IHS Technology, TCL ranked third globally in the first three quarters of 2015, with a market share of 5.7%. In China alone, it has achieved a brand value of 71 billion RMB, topping the country’s list of being the #1 TV exporter.  

From its humble beginnings as a small joint venture of tape production in the city of Huizhou, China to becoming a formidable international electronics company, TCL is slowly making a dent in the Philippines with its state-of-the-art television known to delivering an immersive picture quality. 
This year, TCL is introducing the first QUHD TV series, a trailblazer in the high-end product category. Equipped with a unique Quantum Dot Display Technology which far exceeds UHD TVs in terms of display effects, definition and color purity, QUHD TV Series attempts to bring the cinematic experience into the household while also offering functional and interactive features in the product.  
Here in the Philippines, TCL will be launching Cityline 1, one of the primary products of QUHD TV series to be released in the coming months. Available in both flat and curved designs, with sizes ranging from 50” and 55” to 65”, it brings together stunning image quality, elegant design, powerful hardware and ultimate entertainment content needed to up the ante of consumer-oriented TV. The product also takes pride of its elegant feel, equipped with a 9.9mm slim screen, metallic body and bezel design.  

The latest innovation in top display technology will be unveiled soon. For integrated entertainment solutions that combine sleek, upscale design with high-speed functionality, keep an eye on TCL’s newest products to be launched soon, as well as its foray into becoming a diversified business through the release of a new product line.  

Here is a sneak peek of what's in store for all the techie people and TCL fans.

About TCL Multimedia  
Headquartered in China, TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited (HKSE stock code: 01070) is one of the leading players in the global TV industry, engaged in the research and development, manufacturing and distribution of consumer electronic products. Through a new product-and-user-oriented business model that focuses primarily on a “double +” strategy which includes “intelligence + Internet” and “products + services” as the main direction, striving to become a “global entertainment technology enterprise” that provides integrated entertainment solutions to customers.   

For more information, please visit their website  or Like them on Facebook

Monday, April 18, 2016

Alex Gonzaga goes “Mellow”

TV show host extraordinaire, actress and certified funny girl Alex Gonzaga recently visited the radio station of Mellow Touch 94.7 in order to promote her latest endorsement, Proactiv, a top skin care product. Exhibiting a young and vibrant charm, Alex, the first Filipina face of Proactiv and who is also a loyal Proactiv user, wowed her hosts with her trademark wit and candor that made her one of the top TV hosts in the country today. She also explained how Proactiv is so easy to use in making it a daily skin care routine in just 3 easy steps.

For Step 1, use the Renewing Cleanser, an oil-free medicated exfoliating cleanser that kills acne-causing bacteria with benzoyl peroxide.

Step 2 is the Revitalizing Toner, a refreshing, alcohol-free toner that refines and purifies pores, with Glycolic Acid that exfoliates dead skin cells to help keep pores unplugged.

Finally, Step 3, the Repairing Treatment, a feather-light, invisible medicated treatment that kills acne-causing bacteria preventing zits and acne.

Proactiv Solution comes in 30-Day kit (P2,495) and 60-Day kit (P3,995) and is available at all Watsons nationwide.