20 June 2017

Best Sunscreen for the Summer Heat 2017


sun heat protection, skin healthy, skin protection, Sunscreen, Summer Beauty

The southwestern U.S. first day of summer is said to be the worst heat we have seen in years. News reports say that temperatures reached 119 degrees in Phoenix, where some flights have been cancelled because certain planes can't take off in extreme heat. Arizona has been suffering with intense heat, but the heat wave is also being felt across Nevada and California. Las Vegas was forecast to hit 117 (47 Celsius) on Tuesday and excessive heat warnings cover almost all of California.

To keep your skin healthy despite of the summer's heat make sure to drink plenty of water and don't forget to apply sunscreen when you go out to protect against harmful UVB (ultraviolet B) and UVA (ultraviolet A) rays.

UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis, the skin's thickest layer. Unprotected exposure can lead to premature skin aging and wrinkling (photoaging), and suppression of the immune system. UVB rays will usually burn the superficial layers of your skin. It plays a key role in the development of skin cancer.

You need a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher. The SPF number is the level of protection the sunscreen provides against UVB rays.

Here are some of the best sprays, creams, and balms for all your UV-blocking needs in the market today:
sun heat protection, skin healthy, skin protection, Sunscreen, Summer Beauty


1. Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen with Cellular Response Technology SPF 50 - This is an Oil-free sunscreen, face and body moisturizing lotion that protects from sun's rays, defending skin from photo aging and dehydration.

 This is great for sensitive skin since it is not greasy.
sun heat protection, skin healthy, skin protection, Sunscreen, Summer Beauty

Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen with Cellular Response Technology SPF 50 $19.00


2. Supergoop! Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C SPF 50 - it's an oil-based SPF 50 that is water resistant. It contains Vitamin C which is an antioxidant. It has a complete broad spectrum sun protection for healthy, radiant, and safe skin.
sun heat protection, skin healthy, skin protection, Sunscreen, Summer Beauty
Supergoop! Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C SPF 50 $13.00


3. Eau Thermale Avène Ultra-Light SPF 50 Plus Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion - this moisturizing face sunscreen is great for sensitive skin. It has a lightweight formula that keeps your skin protected from the sun's harmful rays. UV filters deliver broad-spectrum protection to prevent sunburn, premature aging and skin cancer.
sun heat protection, skin healthy, skin protection, Sunscreen, Summer Beauty

Eau Thermale Avène Ultra-Light SPF 50 Plus Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion, 1.3 fl. oz. $24.00


4. Badger Balm SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Cream - children's skin are sensitive so they need their own sunscreen that is safe for the most sensitive skin, hypoallergenic, and effective against the harmful rays of the sun. This sunscreen cream is water and sweat resistant for 40 minutes of swimming or activity.

sun heat protection, skin healthy, skin protection, Sunscreen, Summer Beauty
Badger Balm SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Cream, 2.9 Ounce $13.73


5. Badger Balm Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Cream SPF 30 with Chamomile and Calendula - 2.9 oz - this suncreen is for your baby it offers sunscreen SPF 30 with Non-Nano Zinc Oxide and Chamomile. This is pediatrician tested and approved safe for babies and kids.

sun heat protection, skin healthy, skin protection, Sunscreen, Summer Beauty
Badger Balm Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Cream - SPF 30 - Chamomile & Calendula - 2.9 oz $13.59


6. Banana Boat Dry Balance Sunscreen Clear UltraMist - This ultra-fine mist makes application and reapplication on your skin really easy. It also absorbs excess moisture and downs matte, so you will never have to deal with sticky skin as you chill in the sand.
sun heat protection, skin healthy, skin protection, Sunscreen, Summer Beauty
Banana Boat Dry Balance Continuous Spray Spf50+ 6 Ounce (177ml) $7.59



7. Pixi Sun Mist with Chamomile & Bamboo Extracts - Sunscreen protection spray for your face with SPF 30 protection. You just need a few quick spray on your skin and it will protect you against UV rays. It has calming ingredients like chamomile and aloe vera extracts. This is also unscented.
sun heat protection, skin healthy, skin protection, Sunscreen, Summer Beauty
Pixi Sun Mist with Chamomile and Bamboo Extracts $25.00



8. Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA++++ - if offers a light, barely there, tinted formula that coats skin with a satisfyingly high SPF, while antioxidant ingredients works double-duty to fight off environmental stressors, like smoke, smog, dirt and pollution.

sun heat protection, skin healthy, skin protection, Sunscreen, Summer Beauty

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 | PA++++, 1.7 fl oz  $65.00


9. Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Face - this is Hawaiian Tropic's newest product that is formulated just for the face, meaning you'll never have to worry about the potential for clogged pores and breakouts.
sun heat protection, skin healthy, skin protection, Sunscreen, Summer Beauty
Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Spf#30 Face 1.7 Ounce Weightless (50ml) (2 Pack) $24.20

10. Coppertone Clearly Sheer Whipped Sunscreen SPF 30 - it easily spread on the skin. This formula is packed with broad spectrum SPF 30 to protect your skin from the most powerful of UV rays. It also helps leave skin soft and smooth.
sun heat protection, skin healthy, skin protection, Sunscreen, Summer Beauty
Coppertone Clearly Sheer Whipped Sunscreen SPF 30, 5oz. $14.49



03 June 2017

The Ordinary Advanced Retinod Serum Effective Anti-ageing Formula



The Ordinary, skincare, skin products, beauty products, retinod, retinol


The Ordinary Advanced Retinod Anti-ageing formula is loaded with highly effective skincare ingredients. The Ordinary skin care products use only one or two time-tested ingredients that have been proven to work and visibly benefit skin like Vitamin C for bright and flawless complexion, Niacinimide to lighten dark-spot and salicyclic acid to remove spots and acne.

The Ordinary Advanced Retinod is a stable emulsion that combines two forms of next-generation retinoid actives in a combined concentration of 2% by weight. The highly effective formula stimulates collagen growth, promotes cell turnover, and exfoliates away dead skin cells, resulting in more even skin tone, smoother skin texture, and the reduction of hyperpigmentation.

The two actives are:

1. Solubilized Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate - this is a highly-advanced form of retinoid that is a non-prescription ester of all-trans direct retinoic acid which is much more effective against signs of ageing than retinol.

2. A sustained-delivery form of pure retinol in a protective capsule system which supports both the delivery and the effect of Solubilized Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate.

This product uses next-generation retinoid active technologies which have been shown to achieve better reduction in signs of ageing than retinol without irritation. These technologies cannot be compared directly with retinol itself in terms of concentration because they include a different retinoid molecule, in a similar way that Retinol cannot be compared with Retinoic Acid in terms of concentration.

* Do not use with other retinoid treatments. Retinoids can make the skin more sensitive to UV radiation. Sun protection is particularly important when using retinoids.

How to use:

- Apply Advanced Retinoid 2% to a clean, dry skin before any other products at night.
- Allow a few minutes for it to absorb.
- Do not use this serum with other products containing retinoids, such as retinol and retinoic acid.
- Retinoids can make your skin more sensitive to UV radiation. Wearing sunscreen during the day is highy recommended.

It is a highly effective product that will leave your skin soft, refreshed and glowing at a very affordable price.

The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2% 30ml $14.90 USD (Ordinaries)

The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2% 30ml $35.95 (Amazon)


12 May 2017

Facial Corset?


Facial Corset, LANEIGE, LANEIGE make up, cosmetics


What's a facial corset? I have no idea what it is but for a South Korean cosmetics brand LANEIGE which is owned by Amore Pacific it is a patented face line contouring roller that helps the user to get a younger-looking and more defined facial contour. They also said that results are quick and it is very effective.

According to the video the user will just massage the facial corset into the face for 5 minutes before going to bed and he/she will have a remarkably younger facial line next morning! That's ridiculously fast. It would also be good if you apply a Time Freeze Firming Sleeping Mask after every massage.


Laneige Time Freeze Firming Sleeping Mask 60ml $36.99



   
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask $15.40
Two Tone Lip Bar 2g (#11 Juicy Pop) $18.81


ZALORA Philippines 15% Discount Voucher (ZBAP2LVW)

30 April 2017

Melted Mattes by Too Faced Cosmetics




Melted Mattes by Too Faced Cosmetics

Melted Mattes by Too Faced Cosmetics

Have you tried the new shades of Melted Mattes by Too Faced Cosmetics? The first one is really funny, it's called "Granny Panties". I don't know why they named it granny panties maybe most of granny panties have that color. Other latest shades are "Holy Chic!", "Jawbreaker", "Suck It Suck It", "Wicked", and "Wine Not Wine."

Melted Mattes by Too Faced Cosmetics are highly pigmented and it will really bring up your skin complexion. The product is smooth and glides to your lips like gloss but dries to an ultra-matte opaque finish. The color always look rich, full, and kissable. It never dry, shriveled or cracked. It is also long lasting.

Amazon Beauty Coupons HERE!!!






Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick $38.49
e.l.f. Baked Highlighter, Moonlight Pearl from $6.59
BUTTERCUP POWDER, camera-ready with no flashback $20.00









12 April 2017

World's First Personal Air Conditioner





 Evapolar, Personal Air Conditioner, aircooler, summer, humidifier

I can't stand summer heat it really wear me down and I can't turn on the air-conditioner the whole day it would definitely shoot my our electricity bill. While surfing online, I stumble upon Evapolar which said is the world's first personal air conditioner. According to the description it is even better than your air-conditioner since it cools, humidifies and cleans the air creating your local perfect microclimate.

It works using the power of water evaporation but they are not like the inefficient small air coolers since Evapolar uses the most advanced cooling technology. And unlike your regular air conditioner it is low in power consumption. Evapolar doesn't need Freon or any other toxic coolant.
The materials used for this product are easily recyclable and don't deal any harm to the environment.

It works like this you will need to pour water in the removable water tank and plug Evapolar in. Within 2-3 minutes Evapolar cartridge absorbs the water. The water then spreads evenly on the surface of the cooling pads. When the air goes through the pads, the water evaporates, which makes the air cool down while getting saturated with water. The in-built fan helps the cool air spread on the area of 3-4 sq m around you. The power control enables you to adjust the cooling effect, creating most comfortable thermal conditions for you. Yep, to me it sounds like a regular air cooler but it says that they call it “air conditioner” rather than “air cooler” due to its efficiency in comparison with “traditional” conditioners meaning the air released by Evapolar is much cooler than the regular air coolers in the market today.

Evapolar cools the air by evaporating water, which makes the device an efficient humidifier. You won’t have to buy a separate conditioner, humidifier, or purifier. Evapolar consumes absolutely less power than standard split systems only at 10W, which will clearly bring down your electricity bills. It said that the maximum temperature drop is 15C.

According to the product information it is very easy to use and ready to operate right out of the box. All you need to do is fill the water tank and plug in the device. The water tank needs to be refilled every 6-8 hours as the water evaporates.

It's available on Amazon: Evapolar Personal Air Cooler + Humidifier $179.00


 Evapolar, Personal Air Conditioner, aircooler, summer, humidifier



Evapolar, Personal Air Conditioner, aircooler, summer, humidifier



Evapolar, Personal Air Conditioner, aircooler, summer, humidifier
 Evapolar, Personal Air Conditioner, aircooler, summer, humidifier
 Evapolar, Personal Air Conditioner, aircooler, summer, humidifier



It's not available in the Philippines yet, I hope soon! For the meantime Lazada offers some portable mini aircoolers:










Mini Cool Portable Air Conditioning Fan

GMY USB Mini Air Conditioning Fan Cooler
Mini Mini Cool Portable Air Conditioning Electric Fan Cooling


24 March 2017

Dr. Dennis Gross SpectraLite EyeCare Pro Anti-Aging Mask

Dr Dennis Gross SpectraLite EyeCare Pro, skin care, eye care, Anti-Aging Mask



The Dr Dennis Gross SpectraLite EyeCare Pro looks really futuristic, it's like a gadget from the film "Minority report." However, it's a beauty gadget an anti-aging goggles. It has red LED lights that promises to makes your skin look young and healthy with a simple daily routine that takes no less than three minutes. All you need to do is put it on your face, secure the strap, turn it "on", and relax for three minutes. After using it you'll look well rested and refreshed.

The product said that it will give the user visible reduction in sun damage in the first two weeks of daily use. It will also reduce wrinkles and increased collagen production after the first month.

Dr. Dennis Gross SpectraLite EyeCare Pro will cost you $159 and will be available at Sephora on April 2.


Pure Body Naturals Beauty Dead Sea Mud Mask for Facial Treatment $17.05
Microdermabrasion Face Scrub & Facial Mask $16.9


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20 March 2017

On Breastfeeding


Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed your baby however, it's not that simple to breastfeed. Most moms encounter a number of problems and challenges like not enough time, allergic reaction of the baby, not enough breast milk etc. Also, it takes time for both the mom and the baby to get the hang of breastfeeding.

In my case it was difficult since I had a caesarean section, so the baby was bottle fed first.

Breastfeeding has a lot of advantages like skin-to-skin contact with your baby, which is a great bonding experience and makes them warm and calm.

Mothers first milk is called colostrum which sometimes can be yellowish is very concentrated and your baby will need only small amount at every feed. It is good for the baby since it contains the perfect balance of electrolytes, fats, and nutrients. It can actually keep your baby from getting sick since it has antibodies that came from the mother.

After a day or two your breast milk will become thin and a bit creamier. You should breastfeed more since the more you do it the more milk you'll produce. The time between feeds will be different, and you and your baby will adapt a pattern, but still it will change overtime.

Oh, another advantage is it can help you lose pregnancy weight faster.

If your baby has problems with latching, or if you need to go to work you can still give your baby breast milk by using breast pump. There are a lot of breast pump in the market today, Manual breast pump is the cheapest but it will take up a lot of time and energy. So, I decided to buy a "Spectra 3 Electric Breast Pump". It's a lot cheaper than the top brands like Medela, Philips Avent, and Ameda.

Spectra 3 Electric Breast Pump, breast pump, breast feeding, double Electric Breast Pump

You can use this pump every 4 hours, store them in your fridge and freezer for later use. It is also double breast pump, which saves time since you can do both at the same time.

Spectra 3 Double Electric Breast Pump is just $132 on Amazon.
Medela Double Electric Breast Pump: $312.99 
Philips AVENT Exclusive Double Natual Electric Breast Pump: $349.99  
Ameda Purely Yours Double Electric Breast Pump: $152.97  

                                         
breast feed, breast feeding
from huffingtonpost
                            
If you recently had a tattoo will it affect your breast milk? Well, in Australia a mom was banned from breastfeeding her infant son because she got tattooed. According to news report on Huffington Post, a judge in Australia banned the mother from breastfeeding her infant son because she recently got tattooed. The judge said she may expose her 11-month-old baby to an unacceptable risk of harm like hepatitis and HIV. The judge has a point.




10 March 2017

Birkenstock Foot Wear Launches Skincare Products



Birkenstock Natural Care, Birkenstock Natural Skin Care, Anti-Aging, Natural skin care

Birkenstock Natural Care, Birkenstock Natural Skin Care, Anti-Aging, Natural skin care

Birkenstock the German company known for their sandals is venturing into skin care products. They realized that the natural material that they have been working with for years is a very potent skin-care ingredient.

They named it "Birkenstock Natural Care", it is a 28-piece skincare line made with the brand’s signature cork oak. “While we were doing our research regarding a healthy product concept in the skin-care segment, we realized that scientists in the cosmetics industry had discovered the highly effective anti-aging effect of suberin, a remarkable substance which is contained in cork oak extract,” Birkenstock CEO Oliver Reichert said.

Suberin is an inert impermeable waxy substance present in the cell walls of corky tissues and it has a lifting and tightening effect on the skin. Their formula is also combined with argan oil, hydrating hyaluronic acid, moringa-seed extract, arctic moss, botanical hyaluronic acid and elderberry to further remedy your skin issues.

Birkenstock Natural Care includes night creams, cleansers, moisturizers, and lip balms for both men and women. If you want to try their products they will be available in Birkenstock stores and on their website later this year.

Prices for the cleansers, moisturizers, and balms will start at $17 and can get up to $74. All products, some of which are vegan, are free of paraffins, parabens, silicone, and synthetic scents and dyes.


Active Wow Teeth Whitening - Charcoal Powder Natural Teeth Whitening $24.99
Radha Beauty Retinol Moisturizer Cream for Face and Eye Area $19.95
Bio-Oil Liquid Purcellin Oil, 125 ml $12.34
Blackhead Remover Mask, Black Head Mask Bamboo Charcoal    $13.99
CeraVe Renewing System, Skin Renewing Night Cream $13.98
Amara Organics Retinol Serum 2.5% with Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin E $17.95


16 February 2017

Bourjois Blush Cream for Budget Conscious



Bourjois Blush Cream, blush cream, makeup, skin, beauty


Bourjois Blush Cream, blush cream, makeup, skin, beauty


The Bourjois Blush Cream is really a great cream blush in color it is perfect if you want to have peaches and cream complexion. It's super creamy which is great for dry skin.  The cream-to-powder formulation melts into the skin beautifully. I really love to blend it on my cheeks for that natural blush look. The product blends onto your skin effortlessly and gives you a fresh and natural complexion.

The super silky smooth formula gives a second-skin feel and natural glow that is long lasting.

It's available in four (4) trendy healthy glow shades, Nude velvet, Healthy Glow, Rose Tender, and Sweet Cherry.

Bourjois is a French cosmetics company that is currently owned by the American group Coty Inc. Bourjois manufactures make-up, fragrance and skincare products, which are sold in approximately more than 50 countries worldwide.

I've heard about Bourjois cream blush being discontinued? but they are not since the product is still listed on their website here.

Bourjois Blush Cream for Women, # 01 Nude Velvet, 0.08 Ounce $6.20

Bourjois Blush Cream, # 02 Healthy Glow, 0.08 Ounce $12.4

Bourjois Blush Cream for Women, # 03 Rose Tender, 0.08 Ounce $11.00

Bourjois Blush Cream for Women, # 04 Sweet Cherry, 0.08 Ounce $19.00







03 February 2017

Chanel Spring 2017 Skincare: Chanel Blue Serum



Chanel Blue Serum, Chanel Spring 2017 collection, beauty products


Chanel Blue Serum is an entirely new anti-aging solution powered by longevity ingredients that comes from the world's Blue Zones, these are locations of the world where people live measurably longer lives. This new product is the company's newest skincare innovation that has a completely different approach to anti-ageing. Chanel Blue Serum use a more holistic approach to aging unlike most of the traditional anti-aging solutions that promise to makes you look younger.

It contains 3 Key ingredients that include, "Green Coffee" from Nicoya, Costa Rica which is a powerful antioxidant that help shield the complexion. "Bosana Olives" from Sardinia, Italy. It contains essential fatty acids and higher-level skin-fortifying polyphenols to help protect your skin. It is moisturizing and neutralizes free radicals. "Lentisk" from Ikaria, Greece. These are naturally occurring Oleanolic Acid that encourage the skin's natural restorative abilities. Lentisk are also rich in omega and vitamin E. It also has antioxidant and antiseptic properties. It is also known by the name "Chios tears".

Blue Serum is an essential skincare for all, men or women in their 20s who wants to preserve their youthful skin or for older women who wants holistic approach for their anti-aging treatment.

It’s a supplement to one’s daily skincare, so it’s compatible with any daily beauty ritual.


19 January 2017

Laneige Two Tone Tint Lip Bar

Laneige Two Tone Tint Lip Bar, lippie bar, lipstick



This is kind a new to me, it's a trendy Korean gradient lip beauty product. It has a combination of vivid tint and moisturizing lip balm. The tint is a long lasting high color pigment while the Lip Balm provides amazing moisture and vitality to your dry lips for long hours just like having a lip mask over your dry lips.

It's pigmented and it won't darken the top part of your lips. It's trial and error to find the good combination for your skin tone. All the colors and combination are really pretty and I love to wear them all.
 Laneige Two Tone Tint Lip Bar, lippie bar, lipstick

 Laneige Two Tone Tint Lip Bar, lippie bar, lipstick

Laneige Two Tone Tint Lip Bar, lippie bar, lipstick

Laneige Two Tone Tint Lip Bar, lippie bar, lipstick
Here are the shades:

Laneige Two Tone Tint Lip Bar, lippie bar, lipstick
No.01 Cotton Candy
No.02 Tangerine Slice
No.03 Tint Mint
No.04 Fruits Candy Bar
No.05 Apple Jell-o
No.06 Tomato Sherbet
No.07 Lollipop Red
No.08 Cherry Milk