Korean Whitening Products to Help Erase Dark Spots

Dark spots are among the skin’s worst nightmares. They pop up anywhere on your face and can come from sun exposure or even dried up acne. While there are lots of products that can help lighten your dark spots, these pesky spots usually respond to same ingredients.

Best Whitening Lotions in the Philippines

Who doesn’t want to have that lighter and fairer skin complexion?

Collagen Drink: Gretchen Barreto's Secret to Younger Looking Skin

Collagen is a very important component in our body that fortifies the skin's structure.

Skin Bleaching DIY

Are you familiar with "White Henna"? I know one brand of white henna available here in the Philippines.

Glutathione Products Available in the Philippines

Glutathione is one of the most popular whitening treatment choices in the country.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Whitening Treatments|What Whitening Treatment Is The Best?

Whether it is teeth whitening, skin whitening, nail whitening or whatever, there is always a solution for that.

For example, you want to whiten your skin and you are looking for some effective skin whitening treatment that you can use,

Monday, November 2, 2009

New Zealand Sclerotherapy|List of Sclerotherapy Clinics in New Zealand

Sclerotherapy is now the second most performed surgical treatment these days. Thanks to sclerotherapy, spider and varicose veins are easily removed. New Zealand, according to Google Trends, is the 5th country most likely to search about this treatment.

Find Sclerotherapy clinics in New Zealand.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sclerotherapy: Varicose Veins Treatment

Sclerotherapy is a method of treating spider veins, varicose veins, or any other vein malformations of its kind. Sclerotherapy is done by injecting

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

BBB Warns Consumers Of Teeth Whitening Products Sold Online

BBB or Better Business Bureau warns consumers about advertisements/sellers of teeth whitening products online. They say consumers must be aware of these especially those who are offering teeth whitening treatments for free trials. BBBs around America have received a number of complaints from consumers who thought they were signing up for a free trial of teeth whitening products but were repeatedly billed for products and services they didn't want.

William Truscott of Plainfield, IL fell victim to this scam:"I got an e-mail about free samples of a teeth whitening product. I printed the offer and it did not say anywhere that you had to sign up for monthly shipments. I got a bill for $70 and said-wait a minute-- and called them. They told me that I signed up for this. I had saved the ad and it does not say this anywhere. I said that I wanted credit for the samples. They stopped the shipments and the bills but I did not get credit."

Another victim, Ann Thoele of Elmhurst, IL said: "I ordered the free sample by phone for what was supposed to be $1.99. I was billed for around $78 that I never expected. I filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau, the Attorney General and my credit card company. I really don't intend to pay."

Better Business Bureau has identified some of the companies that are behind these teeth whitening websites:

Advanced Wellness Research- the company's teeth whitening treatments are sold under the names of Max White, My Whitening, Gleaming White Smile .

Dazzle White, White Smile, Teeth Smile and Dazzle Smile- Complainants report being billed as much as $79 for the free trial and are charged for several other services-such as a weight loss program.

Ivory White- Other related companies include Ortho White and Bella Brite. Complainants say they were charged as much as $78 a month for their free trial.

BBB offers the following advice to consumers on purchasing teeth whitening products online:

  • Beware of supposed third-party endorsements. Be extremely cautious of any ad that links to a blog or Web site news articles. The blogs and supposed news articles were likely created by the company and are not the unbiased endorsement of real consumers or reporters.
  • Always read the fine print. Many Web sites offering a free trial of a teeth whitening product do not disclose the billing terms and conditions or do not have such details prominently displayed on their Web site. Before giving the company any credit or debit card information, review the Web site fully and be aware that free trials typically result in repeated billing.
  • Check the company out with your BBB first. Before signing up for any free trial, review the business' Reliability Report™ online at www.bbb.org to see if the BBB has identified issues with the company.
  • File a complaint with BBB if you feel you've been ripped off. Consumers who feel they are being deceived by a business selling teeth whitening products online can file a complaint with their BBB at www.bbb.org.

For more information on teeth whitening products, or online shopping go to www.bbb.org

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hakubi C Gel Concentrated Treatment

Hakubi C is a very popular skin whitening product line from Japan. Hakubi C first came as an oral pill, which is taken as a supplement to have a whiter and spotless skin. It is a very effective skin whitening treatment which uses Vitamin C Devirative, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate and other essential ingredients. Now, SATO, the makers of Hakubi C pills sells Hakubi C in gel form. It is available in 20g tubes and sells for $39 (SGD). Available at Watson's Singapore. I hope it will be available here in the Philippines, soon.

Alabama Court Says No To LightWhite Teeth Whitening Products in Salons

Alabama court is blocking teeth-whitening product LightWhite's sale in hair salons. White Smile USA, the makers of LightWhite teeth whitening treatment is also the owner of Montgomery hair salon chain, Randall's. A Montgomery judge had ruled that the sale and application of LightWhite in a hair salon constituted the practice of dentistry. The state Supreme Court agreed in an unanimous decision Friday.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Underarm Whitening Treatments

Are you wondering how you can whiten your armpits at home? Here are some tips on how to whiten your underarms in the comfort of your own home. You can use easy-to-find ingredients as underarm whitening treatments.

  • Slice a lemon and rub it gently on your underarms just before you take a bath. Rinse well.
  • Apply baking soda on your underarms after bath to increase whitening effect.
  • Use coconut oil to keep your armpits moisturize thus, decreasing possible darkening caused by dryness.
  • Do not use deodorant or antiperspirants that contain alcohol.
  • Vitamin E oil can help in whitening underarm skin, too.
  • Better to wax than to shave. Shaving can aggravate underarm skin darkening.
  • Turmeric and lemon is a very good skin whitening treatment, you can also use this mixture on your underarms.
  • Avoid wearing tight shirts that can irritate underarm skin.

For more underarm and skin whitening treatment tips, just visit this blog regularly.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Teeth Whitening Gel

Teeth whitening gel is commonly made up of Carbamide Peroxide, or a combination of Hydrogen Peroxide and Urea. Teeth whitening gels are used to whiten teeth and get rid of yellow and greyish stains. Teeth whitening gels can be purchased over the counter or from your dentist for safe and exact use. In teeth whitening, teeth whitening gels range from 10% to 36% Carbamide Peroxide. Not all patients can use this kind of teeth whitening product, you'll need a dentist's opinion for best results. Ask your dentist about teeth whitening gel and whether it is suitable for you.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Using Dental Veneers To Whiten Teeth

Dental veneers is not a really a whitening treatment, but if you want to have an overall perfect white set of teeth, you can opt to have your teeth veneered. Dental Veneers or dental porcelain laminates are thin,custom-made shell of material that looks like a tooth. They are placed over the real tooth to enhance the appearance, fill gaps and to protect an already damaged tooth. Dental veneers can also be used to make your teeth appear whiter in lieu of teeth whitening treatments. For more information about dental veneers or other teeth whitening procedures, consult your dentist.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Idol White Teeth Whitening (Feature)

Idol White Teeth Whitening
As I was researching for a good topic for this blog, I always find advertisements about whitening treatments, both for skin and teeth. I recently stumbled upon this ad about Kardashian Smile. Of course I'm familiar with the Kardashians, especially with Kim, so I turned out to be a bit interested so I clicked the ad. Then I found out about Idol White. I'm not really sure how to apply it since I never tried it. But Idol Smile Teeth Whitening Treatment looks like a pen, so I assume that it must be applied like a "bleach" pen for fabrics. Reviews claim that Idol White can give visible whiteness in a matter of minutes. But you can see your whitest white in as short as 6 days. Imagine, whiter teeth with no hassle in less than a week. Well, it's not for me to judge, because as I have said, I never tried the product. If you want to try this teeth whitening treatment yourself, you can have a free sample of Idol White if you visit this site.

Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gel (Feature)

Want to have whiter teeth in the convenience of your home? Here is the breakthrough product from Opalescence Tooth Whitening Systems. Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gel is a whitening treatment for home use. This is a safe teeth whitening treatment that you can only purchase from your dentist, who will supervise your treatment and dosage. Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gel is a customized way of whitening your teeth because it comes in forms of 10%, 10%PF, 15%PF, 20%PF, and 35%PF carbamide peroxide. It also comes with a customized bleaching tray which your dentist will provide for you. This is a factor contributing to the effectiveness of this teeth whitening treatment. Visit your dentist now, and ask him about Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gel.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Desensitizing Polishing Paste (Feature)

Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Desensitizing Polishing Paste is a brand new addition to Colgate products. It has Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief™ with Pro-Argin™ Technology uses amino acid, arginine and an insoluble calcium compound, calcium carbonate to treat and prevent sensitivity symptoms. It is a breakthrough treatment for patients with dentine hypersensitivity. Dentine Hypersensitivity is common to those undergoing whitening treatments. It can be used before or after any dental procedure such as professional cleaning and scaling.

Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Characteristics:
  • Unique technology based on natural process of tubule occlusion
  • Help block pain stimuli such as tactile, pressure and cold air
  • Sensitivity treatment and gentle polishing in one step
  • Easy and fast application with prophy cup
Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Benefits:
  • Immediate and lasting sensitivity relief
  • Immediate and lasting sensitivity relief that lasts 4 weeks after a single application
  • Can be used for immediate sensitivity relief and removal of light stains.
  • Fits into existing treatment routine. No new procedure or technique required.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

OnePure Halal Cosmetics Now Available

OnePure Halal Cosmetics
Halal, as we all know, is the product code that Muslims must use. Halal means "Lawful", therefore Halal means the product followed Muslim rules of not using alcohol, any form of pork and must slaughter animals according to Islamic procedures. OnePure Halal Cosmetic is relatively new. It was created by Layla Mandi, a Muslim Canadian make-up artist who knows what it is like to discover that there are alcohol and even pork oil on commercial cosmetics. OnePure Halal Cosmetics were made especially for Muslim women. OnePure Halal Cosmetics is now available in a pack that contains cleanser, toner, moisturizer and eye cream and retails for $125.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

PH338 Japan Premium Reduced Glutathione (Feature)

ph338 oral glutathioneI have been seeing this brand of oral glutathione supplement all over the internet, especially in Multiply, eBay and Sulit. PH338 Glutathione is a premium reduced glutathione from Japan. It is said to be the brand Filipino and Asian actors and actresses use as skin whitening treatment. PH338 is a 100-mg reduced glutathione tablet that should be taken 3 times a day with vitamin C supplement.

Like any other Glutathione supplements, PH338 claims to give these following benefits:
  • Noticeable White Glowing Skin
  • Improves pigmentation of the skin such as melasma, scars, improper chemical peel and post chicken pox.
  • It helps the skin look smoother and achieve even color.
  • Gives a rosy white glow
  • Delays aging
  • Detoxifies the liver
PH338 is well-known for its effectiveness. A lot of people swear in its effectiveness. Just take the PH338 regularly (3x a day for initial treatment and 1-2 tablets a day afterwards, for maintenance). PH338 is manufactured by Kyorin Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd 5 Kandasurugadai 2-Chome Chiyoda-Ku 101-8311, Tokyo 101-8311. You may visit your dermatologist and ask more about PH338 Glutathione. Please do not just buy or use glutathione or any other supplement without consulting your doctor first.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Lexli 30-Day Starter Kit (Feature)

Lexli 30-Day Starter Kit
Lexli 30-Day Starter Kit is a "sampler" kit that will let you try Lexli skin care products for 30 days, to know what product is right for you. All the Lexli products are aloe vera-based for the best skin care possible.

This travel-sized kit contains:
  • Aloe-Based Cleansing Lotion (2 oz)
  • Aloe-Based AloeGlyC® Renewing Exfoliant (0.50 oz)
  • Aloe-Based Day Moisturizer with SPF 15 for Normal to Dry Skin (0.50 oz)
  • Aloe-Based Tone and Balance (2 oz)
  • Aloe-Based Night Moisturizer (0.5 oz)
Lexli 30-Day Starter Kit 4-step guide:
  1. Cleanse.
  2. Exfoliate.
  3. Moisturize.
  4. Protect
Lexli 30-Day Starter Kit retails for $80.

Lexli Will Make Hollywood's Skin Red Carpet -Ready

Lexli Skin Care Products
On September 14's Think Pink Emmy Awards Style Lounge, Lexli will be giving away their most coveted skin care products to the red carpet event guests. Lexli, a line of aloe-based skin care formulated by a board-certified plastic surgeon and aloe researcher, is a platinum sponsor of the Think Pink Event. Lexli will present guests with full-size jars of AloeGlyC® Renewing Exfoliant. A daily exfoliant with a doctor-recommended pH level your skin will love. AloeGlyC is recognized for its ability to significantly improve health AND beauty of facial skin. Additionally, guests will receive a Lexli 30-day Starter Kit featuring products from Lexli's four-step skin care regimen.

Attending the Think Pink Emmy Awards Style Lounge will be the husband and wife founders of Lexli, Dr. Ahmed Abdullah and Dr. Kay Abdullah, and Lexli brand ambassador Jessica O'Dair.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Belo Essentials Now Improved With Glutathione

Belo Essentials Products
Belo Essentials, a popular whitening treatment products label in the Philippines, has added Glutathione in its main ingredients. Glutathione is a known anti-oxidant with a skin whitening "side-effect". It is now widely used as a skin whitening treatment and comes in capsule (oral), IV (injectibles), soap and lotion. Belo Essentials have different skin whitening treatments. They have Belo Essentials body bar, facial wash, facial toner, night therapy whitening cream, day cream and more. You can find Belo Essentials products in leading drugstores, supermarkets and department stores nationwide. In other countries such as US, Canada and UK, you can order Belo Essentials online. Check out more of Belo Essentials whitening treatment products in their site.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Whitening Treatments by Godiva Skin Station

Giodiva Skin Station Endorser Chin-Chin Gutierrez
Godiva Skin Station is one of the leading skin clinics in the Philippines. Godiva Skin Station has facial, acne, body, IPL and whitening treatments. It also offers sclerotherapy, warts removal, and slimming treatments. Are you interested in skin whitening treatments Godiva Skin Station offers?

Godiva Skin Station will be happy to provide you these skin whitening treatments:
  • Licorice Whitening Facial- a 90 minute facial with licorice cream and whitening mask. Includes soothing European facial massage, extraction and laser.
  • Underarm Whitening Treatment- comes in 8 sessions plus free underarm diamond peel.
  • Body Whitening Treatments-Soothing Swedish massage and lymphatic drainage are incorporated with Godiva’s signature whitening treatment resulting in more even skin tone (Back Whitening-90 minutes, Arms and Hands Whitening-90 minutes, Legs Whitening-90 minutes)
  • Whitening Body Scrub with Massage-A rejuvenating body exfoliation incorporated with Godiva’s signature skin whitening ingredient ­ Licorice that brings back skin’s natural lightness and overall even skin tone. This is followed with a warm shower and an aromatherapy body massage with your own choice of aromatherapy oil for a truly relaxing and enjoyable experience.
  • Whitening Body Massage-A soothing body massage that restores skin’s natural lightness and overall skin tone through the use of Godiva’s signature skin whitening ingredient ­ Licorice. Have your own choice of aromatherapy oil for a complete relaxation experience.
Godiva Skin Station has branches in Makati, Alabang, Fairview, Binondo, Greenhills, Ermita, Timog, Quezon Avenue, Bulacan, Pampanga, and Tagaytay.

If you want to have more info about the skin whitening treatments Godiva Skin Station gives, visit their site at www.godivaskinstation.com.

Scope White Mint Splash Mouthwash (Feature)

scope white mint splash
Scope White Mint Splash Mouthwash is a mint-flavored mouthwash that doubles as a teeth whitening treatment. The product claims to remove surface stains with regular use. Remember, Scope White only removes surface stains like coffee, wine and food stains, it will not make your teeth whiter than your original tooth color. You must gargle Scope White Mouthwash for 60 seconds every time you use it. Use it after brushing your teeth. Like any other teeth whitening treatments, Scope White is not for kids...at least not for kids age 12 and below. Scope White comes in a child-proof bottle so you can be sure that your little ones will not do teeth whitening all by themselves. Try Scope White Mint Splash now and remove those teeth stains for a sparkling bright smile.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

BB Cream: The Blemish Balm Asians Love

TheFaceShop BB Cream
BB Cream is a skin care product that originated in Germany but became so popular in Asia, especially in Korea. BB Cream or Blemish Balm cream is a make up primer/tinted moisturizer that promises not only just evening out skin tone but also helps prevent acne, whiten skin and reverse ageing. BB creams come in different brands. TheFaceShop, Missha, Skin Food, L'egere White, and Beauty Credit are some of the popular brands of BB or Blemish Balm creams. All BB creams come with sunblock, and the BB cream with the lowest SPF content (I guess) is TheFaceShop's with SPF20. Some BB creams come in light shades and some in medium/dark shades. According to reviews that I've read, BB cream is not for those with very sensitive skin. Just choose the brand of BB (Blemish Balm) cream that is perfect for you. I know there is one BB cream product out there that you will be very happy to use!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Nature's Gate Be Solective SPF 30 Sunscreen for Face (Feature)

Nature's Gate Be Solective SPF 30 Sunscreen for Face is a lightweight, non-greasy sunscreen that has SPF 30. Be Solective is formulated with Parsol 1789 to enhance the fight against premature aging. Also infused with Gatuline Age Defense, a complex derived from Walnuts, that helps promote younger, healthier-looking skin. Nature's Gate Be Solective SPF 30 Sunscreen for Face also has Aloe Vera, Cucumber and Olive extracts for that superior skin care you need. Apply this after everyday especially if you are using skin whitening treatments. $15.49 for a 3 oz. tube.

Nature’s Gate Organics Advanced Care Whitening Toothpaste (Feature)

nature's gate whitening treatment
Nature’s Gate Organics Advanced Care Whitening Toothpaste naturally freshens, cleans and whitens your teeth. Unlike any other whitening toothpaste, Nature's Gate Organics is Paraben-free. Nature’s Gate Organics Advanced Care Whitening Toothpaste is made with certified organic botanical. 100% cruelty-free. Try this for optimum and organic teeth whitening!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50 Facial Moisturizer for All Skin Types (Feature)

Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50 Facial Moisturizer for All Skin Types photo
Cetaphil, the known gentlest facial cleanser, has come up with a new product. The Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50 Facial Moisturizer for All Skin Types. Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50 Facial Moisturizer for All Skin Types claims to nourish and hydrate your skin and will absolutely give your face optimum sun protection! It is really advisable to use sunblocks with spectrum this high especially when you are using whitening treatments.

More on Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF50 Moisturizer:
  • UVA/UVB Defense.
  • SPF 50.
  • Every age. Every stage. Every day.
  • Non-comedogenic.
  • Non-greasy.
  • Fragrance free.
  • This light, non-greasy moisturizer nourishes and hydrates your skin while also protecting it from the sun's harmful rays.
  • Broad spectrum sunscreen.
  • Protection from UVA and UVB radiation.
  • From the No. 1 dermatologist recommended brand.
  • High sunburn protection.
  • Absorbs the sun's rays within the UV spectrum.
If you want to try Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50 Facial Moisturizer for All Skin Types, it is available at Walgreens for $14.49.

Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Daily Regenerating Moisture Cream (REVIEW)

Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Daily Regenerating Moisture Cream (REVIEW) photo
I can say that Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Daily Regenerating Moisture Cream is an almost perfect moisturizer. I say almost perfect, because I believe that nothing is perfect. But Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Daily Regenerating Moisture Cream is 99.99% perfect!
According to
Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Daily Regenerating Moisture Cream package label, it offers:
  • Continuous surface-cell regeneration
  • With lycopene, magnesium, vitamin C
  • Reveals radiant, smooth, even-toned skin
And this is the most refreshing moisturizer that I used! It glides on easily and doesn't leave any sticky feel. Really! And to think that it's really HOT in my part of the world! Okay, the damn cream don't hold any SPF so just put a sunblock over it if you have to! Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Daily Regenerating Moisture Cream retails for about $12 in the US. It's really a good buy! Really, really affordable, quality moisturizer.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Celeteque Advanced Anti-Wrinkle Facial Moisturizer

Celeteque Advanced Anti-Wrinkle Facial Moisturizer
A new breakthrough from Celeteque claims to reduce 92% of fine lines and wrinkles in just 6 weeks! Celeteque recently launched Celeteque Advanced Anti-Wrinkle Facial Moisturizer. I still haven't tried it, but testers swear that Celeteque Advanced is really effective. Changes include fresher and smoother looking skin. Some claims that Celeteque's Advance Anti-Wrinkle moisturizer also removed bumps and white heads off her face. I guess it is worth a try. If you want to look younger, use Celeteque Advanced Anti-Wrinkle Facial Moisturizer. But one thing, I'm not sure if it has SPF. I can't find any SPF indication on the label, so it's better to wear sunblock on top of it. Celeteque Advanced Anti-Wrinkle Facial Moisturizer (P600) is available in all leading supermarkets, department stores and drug stores nationwide.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Skin Bleaching with Turmeric and Lemon Juice

turmeric lemon juice for skin bleaching
Turmeric, when combined with lemon juice, is one of the few well-known skin whitening treatments. Many people are using this home skin whitening treatment for years. All you have to do is to make a paste out of the lemon juice and turmeric powder mixture. The paste should be reasonably thick. Apply this to your skin and allow it to dry over your skin. Let the turmeric-lemon juice bleaching solution on your skin for an hour. It is better done at night before you get ready to go to bed, because it will really take a lot of your time. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Remember to wash off any excess turmeric powder or it will go too deep into the skin.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Luster 1-Hour Tooth Whitening Light System (Feature)

Luster teeth whitening treatment
Coffee and tea stains? Yellow stains caused by smoking? This teeth whitening treatment may be the best treatment for you. The Luster 1-Hour Tooth Whitening Treatment claims to whiten teeth up to 6 shades in an hour. This new home teeth whitening treatment uses a whitening light system that activates the bleaching chemicals applied on the teeth.

Luster 1-Hour Teeth Whitening Light System Step-by-Step Procedure:

Step 1: Brush and floss.
Step 2: Rinse with the Accelerator Mouth Rinse.
Step 3: Apply the Whitening Gel to your front teeth the way you would nail polish.
Step 4: Once the polish is set, turn the Whitening Light on, and hold in front of your teeth for two minutes. It automatically shuts off after 120 seconds, so you don’t have to count. The outer edges of the light have a rubber shell, which makes for a much softer grip if your facial muscles give out and you want to hold it in your mouth.
Step 5: Repeat the treatment 20 times and see the results.

Try the newest teeth whitening treatment available today. Try Luster now!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Kose Sekkisei Whitening Cream (Feature)

kose sekkisei whitening treatment photo
Kose Sekkisei is a popular Japanese brand of skin care products. One of Kose Sekkisei's product is the Whitening Cream. The Kose Sekkisei Whitening Cream is an intensive whitening treatment that acts by controlling the production of melanin, the dark pigment of the skin. This whitening treatment cream contains Coix lacryma-jobi, Melothria and Angilica acutiloba and also contains Korean Ginseng and Cordyseps that enhance skin constitution.

Kose Sekkisei is not just a skin whitening treatment. Aside from whitening, it can also lessen the appearance of freckles, blemishes, heals sunburn, and prevents roughness and dryness of the skin. Like with any other whitening products, it is advisable to use sunblock or sunscreen when under this product.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Revitol Stretch Mark Prevention Cream

Revitol Stretch Mark Prevention Cream was said to be effective. I wouldn't pretend that I've used it because I haven't but many women claim that Revitol Stretch Mark Prevention Cream is indeed effective. Although the label says "Prevention", it can also be used as a treatment for existing stretch marks. Revitol Stretch Mark Prevention Cream is applied twice a day to see visible results.

Revitol Stretch Mark Prevention Cream features:
  • It will prevent the development of stretch marks
  • Decrease the appearance of already existing stretch marks
  • Help with the elasticity and strength of your skin
  • Keeps your skin healthy and firm
  • It also increase the production of collagen and elastin in the epidermis

Thursday, August 13, 2009

ViveSana Solar to Polar Organic Sunscreens

Vive Sana, live healthy in Italian, really wants us to live healthy by making these gorgeous sunscreen products! ViveSana Solar to Polar Ultra and ViveSana Solar to Polar Baby are organically made mineral sunscreens. It's sun protection comes from alumnia--- the most inert form of aluminum. It is then coated with plant-based stearic acid to render it even further benign, the alumina is designed to sit at the skin's surface to deflect any headlong solar onslaught, rather than seep into your body. Vive Sana Solar to Polar Organic Sunscreen products don't contain parabens, phthalates, fillers, thickeners, emulsifiers, or synthetic chemicals like oxybenzone. Vive Sana Solar to Polar Ultra has SPF40 while Solar to Polar Baby has SPF42 and is hypoallergenic.

Rembrandt 2-Hour Whitening Kit

Rembrandt teeth whitening treatment kit

The Rembrandt 2-Hour Whitening Kit was said to be a very effective home teeth whitening treatment. I know it will cost you 2 hours but it really shows acceptable results after this. Rembrandt 2-hour Whitening Kit contains 2 trays, and 8 ampules of bleaching solution (4 for each set) . Each ampule is applied and left on for 20 minutes each and then you'll give your teeth a rest for 10 minutes and then you'll apply the second one and so on. If you really want to have fast teeth whitening result and you don't want to wait for weeks or months, Rembrandt 2-Hour Whitening Kit is the best teeth whitening treatment for you.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sensodyne Pronamel Gentle Whitening Toothpaste Review

If you have sensitive teeth, this whitening toothpaste from Sensodyne. The Sensodyne Pronamel Gentle Whitening Toothpaste is a teeth whitening treatment paste that's especially formulated for sensitive teeth.

Sensodyne Pronamel Gentle Whitening Toothpaste

Pros: This is really useful when you have very sensitive or impacted tooth. If you have a toothache and when it seemed that regular toothpaste or your regular whitening toothpaste is unbearable.

Cons: Unlike regular whitening toothpastes, Sensodyne Pronamel Gentle Whitening Toothpaste is non-abrasive so whitening can take longer time.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Pond's Big Beauty Sale!!!

Pond's, one of Philippine's favorite skin care brands, will be having a Big Beauty Sale. Yes, this is definitely big. Pond's is offering up to 70% off on some of their anti-aging and whitening products.
pond's whitening treatments
The Pond's Age Miracle Microdermabrasion Kit (150 ml) will be selling for just P389.70 from its original price of P1,299.00. You can buy Pond's Flawless White Eye Cream (15 ml) for just P97.00 from its original price of P325.00. You can view all Pond's products included in this Big Beauty Sale and the list of participating outlets here. This is a month-long promo running from August 15-September 15 only. So grab this chance and fill your vanity kit with Pond's products!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Best Sunblock Products for Men

Even men need skin protection. Being a male does not mean that you are protected against sun's harmful rays. Just like women, men should apply sunblocks or sunscreens. Here is a list of sunblocks/sunscreens made especially for men:

sunblocks sunscreens for men

MenScience TiO2 Sunblock SPF30- an ultra-lightweight moisturizing sunblock lotion. It is suitable for everyday use because it is non-greasy.

Jack Black Oil-Free Sun Guard with SPF 20- perfect for active men because it is oil-free and won't leave you feeling sticky even after a game or active sports. Can also be used on scalp.

Zirh Defend with SPF 15-it's from Shiseido, so you know that you are really getting a high-quality sunblock moisturizer.

DDF Organic Sunblock with SPF 30- this sunblock facial lotion is recommended for sensitive skin. It is organic and contains anti-oxidants to help minimize damage caused by previous sun exposures.

MD Skincare 60 Sun Pads with SPF 30- this sunblock comes in individual application pads that you just wipe on your face. This is also suitable for sensitive and irritated skin.

Peter Thomas Roth Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 30-It is also fragrance free, PABA free, non-comedogenic. Although it gives SPF 30, it allows a bit of tanning for that very manly look.

Please don't go outdoors without any of these sunblocks on. UV rays from sun are really, really harmful and can make you look older than your age.

Friday, July 10, 2009

How to Whiten Your Nails

Smokers and nail polish-lovers usually have yellowish or grayish nails. How to whiten or bleach nails? You can use some of these whitening treatments for nails:

Lemon. Juice half a lemon and dab it on your nails. Leave for 10-15 minutes and you'll see that you will have whiter nails.

Whitening toothpaste. Make a habit of applying whitening toothpaste on your nails everyday. This is a good nail whitening treatment. Of course, you have to rinse it.

Hydrogen Peroxide. Mix 1 part of Hydrogen peroxide and 1 part water. Soak your nails here for a few minutes.

Teeth Whitening strips such as Crest strips. Apply this to nails as you would do on your teeth. Follow package instructions.

Good luck on your nail whitening treatment!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Nivea Body UV Protection Lotion Gave Me Skin Bumps!!!

'Hey. What's this?' I asked myself yesterday morning. I can feel something on my skin that were not here a week ago. My skin feels bumpy, like I have chicken skin all over! Of course I was alarmed! I haven't suffered any of these skin problems before, not until I used Nivea Body UV Protection Lotion. I purchased this a month ago but just started using it regularly last week, while on vacation. I doubt if I'm allergic with sunblocks because I use Myra E Sun Protect Face Moisturizer. Maybe I'm just sensitive to a certain ingredient Nivea Body has. I'll stop using it now. I hope my rashes or skin bumps or whatever you call it fade away. I hate my skin now. It's so rough and I used to have fairly smooth skin. Ugh. I'll update you later.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Coppertone NutraShield with Dual Defense

New Coppertone Sunscreen line with Anti-oxidants

In time for summer, Schering-Plough unleashes new line of Coppertone sunscreen, the Coppertone NutraShield with Dual Defense.

Studies show that COPPERTONE NutraShield helped reduce visible signs of skin aging and improved skin elasticity, texture and clarity in as little as two weeks in women who showed signs of mild to moderate photo damage with daily use. Women using NutraShield also experienced up to 20 percent reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

COPPERTONE NutraShield contains specially-selected antioxidants that continue to function even in the presence of UV light. COPPERTONE NutraShield is available in SPF 70+ Faces lotion as well as SPF 70+ and SPF 30 lotions for the body. It comes in lightweight formulas perfect for daily use to help protect and nourish skin.

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Wonders of Emu Oil

I have been hearing good things about Emu oil lately. I know Emu oil is not widely available here in the Philippines but there's one online retailer here that sells Emu oil and Emu oil-based products. Emu oil is known to have a moisturizing effect on the skin, it is also believed to be able to heal skin from fungal infections and diseases like eczema and psoriasis. I haven't tried any of Emu oil-based products but I wanted to try it on the near future. I've been very short in budget lately so I think that Emu lotion can wait. :D

Emu oil, according to Wikipedia,
is an oil made from the fat of the emu, a bird native to Australia. It has been used for thousands of years by the Australian aborigines for the treatment of burns, wounds, bruises, and as a pain reliever for bone, muscle, and joint disorders. The largest component is oleic acid, a mono-unsaturated omega-9 fatty acid. Emu oil also contains about 20% linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid) and 1-2% linolenic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid). There is some evidence to suggest that the oil may have medicinal benefit.It is frequently used topically to soften skin and is found in ointments for dry cracked heels.
Sounds like a wonder oil to me. I have a very dry skin but I don't like that sticky feel creams and lotions from the US give me. The weather here in the Philippines is so hot, you won't be able to stand "healing creams". Emu oil is said to be fast-absorbed by the skin. Leaving you with no sticky feel but a very moisturized skin instead. I will definitely try Emu oil products. I'll let you know when I laid my dry hands on one of these.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Home Teeth Whitening Treatments

Many people don’t like going to the dentist’s office for teeth whitening treatment or whatever treatment they needed. Here are some helpful teeth whitening methods you can use at home.

1. Baking Soda paste combined with water

Baking soda or Sodium Bicarbonate paste is very widely available. Some people still buy them to be used as a teeth whitening treatment.

Combine the paste with water and gargle them on a regular basis. People believe that regular use of this solution can remove stain from the surface of the teeth thus, leaving teeth whiter and shinier. Personally, I hate using this method because baking soda seems to hurt my gums, it stings.

2. Lemon juice and salt

Make a paste out of lemon juice and salt and apply it directly on teeth. It is known to erase yellowish tinge. It is considered as one of the most effective home whitening treatments for teeth.

3. Bay leaves with dried orange peel.

The combination of bay leaves with dried orange peel can also act as a teeth whitener. Just like the lemon paste, all you have to do is apply this to your teeth frequently.

4. Inner orange peel part (the white part)

Rub that white part of the orange peel and it will give your teeth a bright shine.

I hope these whitening treatments can help maintain your beautiful smile without the need to visit the dentist’s office.

Monday, April 13, 2009


Home Remedies For Sunburn

It's summer time. Love the beach. Love the sun. But hate sunburn? Of course, who can ever love having a sun-burned skin? It's itchy, irritating and can give you a headache and even fever! Maybe you didn't put enough sunblock to protect you or worse, you didn't put any sunblock at all! So what are you going to do? Here are some tips on how you can deal with that sunburn after your sun-overdose.

1. Bathe as often as you want. Taking a cool bath can help sooth you sun-burned skin.
2. Apply Aloe Vera cream or calming lotion to the affected areas.
3. You can do nothing about the skin peeling, it is part of the healing process. You can just apply a cooling moisturizer with extracts like cucumber or aloe.
4. A sunburn can cause a headache or fever. It can also cause dehydration. Drink lots and lots of fluid to rehydrate yourself.
5. You can take aspirin to thin the blood and help make the healing of the burn faster.

If symptoms persists, consult your doctor/dermatologist.

Bright Smile Teeth Whitening Treatments

Bright Smile is one of the best products when it comes to teeth whitening treatment. This whitening treatment range is very cheap and is widely available. Here are some of Bright Smile products that you can use as whitening treatment for your teeth:

1. Bright Smile toothpaste. It makes your teeth whiter in just 2-3 weeks. It also helps fight cavities, it provides gentle teeth polishing and it adds a protective layer that protects your teeth against new stains. This toothpaste is more expensive than your regular toothpaste but is very effective as a teeth whitening treatment.

2. Bright Smile mouthwash. This is best used after having brushed your teeth with the Bright Smile toothpaste. It provides a little bit of extra whitening and protection. The mouthwash gets between your teeth, where your toothbrush could never reach. Unlike other mouthwashes, Bright Smile does not contain alcohol that can be harsh for sensitive teeth.

3. Bright Smile pens contain a teeth whitening solution that give you instant results. All you do is apply the solution to your teeth and after a few seconds of drying, your teeth will be whiter right away. The results may be instant, but they are also temporary. One pen will last you a month.

Remember that Bright Smile products are just one of the brands dentists recommend as teeth whitening treatments. For more information about teeth whitening treatment, seek the professional advice from your dentist.

This is NOT a paid post.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Enjoy summer with BeachHut!

Because lotion sucks! I agree with this BeachHut's phrase. I suffered sunburns when I was way younger because I hate the feel of sunblock lotions on my skin. But thanks to this Filipino (and we're proud of it) product that really rocks!

BeachHut products

BeachHut is a range of "Clear-Spray" Sunblocks that shield you from UVA and UVB rays without that messy, greasy feeling of a lotion! And best of all, BeachHut doesn't leave you with that white thing most sunblocks have. BeachHut is available at Mercury Drug, Watson's, leading department stores and drugstores nationwide!

Teeth Whitening Treatment: Hydrogen Peroxide

More and more people claim that Hydrogen Peroxide is an effective teeth whitening treatment. Hydrogen Peroxide is a compound made of Hydrogen and Oxygen. This chemical is commonly used for bleaching and disinfecting. Some use it as a skin whitening agent.

How can Hydrogen Peroxide be used as a teeth whitening treatment?
Bleaching products containing Hydrogen Peroxide is absorbed through the tooth enamel and then bleach the inner part of the tooth, which is called the pulp. ADA or American Dental Association said that this teeth whitening treatment do not damage the enamel and is therefore safe.

Any side effects?
Like any other teeth whitening treatment, Hydrogen Peroxide can make your teeth temperature-sensitive.

Remember that Hydrogen Peroxide, like other teeth whitening treatment, have no effect on porcelain teeth, fillings, and other dental restorative works. Always consult your dentist when planning to have teeth whitening treatments.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My Kojic Acid Soap Test Update

I am now on my second bar of Kojie San Kojic acid soap and I can say that my skin got silkier. Yes, silkier! I know Kojie San is a skin whitening soap but because I was born with brown skin, it is almost impossible to make my skin white (and I really don't like that), I guess it only made my skin a little lighter because my skin had undergone the "micropeeling" process kojic soaps promised (except for the face, I didn't peel on the face but it became a bit lighter and much clearer!). And the dark spots on my face and shoulders are gone! Plus, my occasional bacne is now history! Kojie San Kojic Acid soap can really help if you want to have clear skin (who wouldn't want that?). Just don't forget to use sunblock.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Sunblock/Sunscreen Talk: SPF

SPF or Sun Protection Factor is the rating used for sunblocks or sunscreens. Note that the SPF refers only to the Sun Protection Factor versus UVB rays only. Sun Protection Factor are normally between 1 to 60, but some products have higher SPF than 60. A sunscreen with a SPF 15 will delay sunburn from occurring for 15 times (in minutes) longer than normal if using no protection at all. Say, you burn after 30 minutes of sun exposure without any protection, then if you wear SPF 15, you'll burn after 450 minutes of sun exposure. So, the higher the SPF, the more time you can spend it under the sun without burning. Just don't forget to re-apply regularly.

What's the difference between sunblock and sunscreen?

I didn't know they differ, until I did a research about sunblocks. So, what is the difference between sunblock and sunscreen?

Sunscreens actually 'absorb' UV rays, reducing the amount of radiation absorbed by skin. When sunscreens first came into the market, they only absorb the "burn rays" or the UVB. But now sunscreens absorb both UVB and UVA (the aging rays) radiations. On the other hand, a sunblock physically form a barrier by using titanium oxide or zinc oxide. Sunblocks were known to leave white streaks on the skin but it is better in blocking out both burn (UVB) and aging (UVA) rays.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Whitening Toothpastes Are Just For Maintenance

More and more people are using whitening toothpastes for their teeth whitening treatment. But they don't know that using "whitening toothpaste" will only remove surface stains on the teeth, and cannot actually give you a bright white smile. Whitening toothpastes are different from other whitening treatments for teeth such as bleaching.
If you want to whiten your teeth, ask your dentist for special whitening treatment suitable for you. Usually after the bleaching process and you had that white smile you always wanted, that is the right time to use a whitening toothpaste. Whitening toothpaste can help maintain whiteness of teeth by keeping the surface free of stains.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

How To Make Organic Whitening Toothpaste

Make your own teeth whitening treatment at home!

This recipe is good for single use only. This organic whitening toothpaste will help polish your teeth to make them sparkling white!


1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. fine salt
1 drop essential oil such as mint, cinnamon or orange
A few drops of water


Mix baking soda, salt and oil. Add a few drops of water just enough to make a paste similar to the commercial toothpaste's consistency. Use as your regular toothpaste.

Use this organic toothpaste everytime you brush your teeth and see your smile sparkle!

Myra E Daily Sun Protect

Myra E Daily Sun Protect Facial Moisturizer was released by Unilab just recently. I guess it was in the market for about a month or less. I bought my 50 ml tube this morning at Mercury Drug for P82.25. I’ve been looking for a very affordable moisturizer specifically with SPF because I’m now having my face treated with Kojic Acid. Well, Myra E Daily Sun Protect seems to be able to protect me from UVA and UVB rays, but it has only Sun Protection Factor of 15. SPF 15 is the minimum requirement for sun protection. Myra E Daily Sun Protect uses a “physical” sun block, which is Zinc Oxide. It also has vitamin E, the Myra E line main ingredient. I’ll just cross my fingers and hope that this product won’t leave my face white (or silver).Update next week.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Block the Sun: Which sunblock products are the most effective?

So, you are already having a skin whitening treatment. You now have to decide which sunblock product to use to shield your skin from the sun. Sunblock creams and lotions are necessary to protect the skin from harmful UV rays. You can divide sunblocks in categories. Sunblocks come in cream, lotion and gel form. Some moisturizers have sunblocks and most daytime make-up products have sunblocks , too. Water-proof sunblock products are best for swimming or other water-related activities. Water-proof sunblock product brands include:

Banana Boat Baby Sunblock Lotion SPF 50
Banana Boat Baby Tear-Free Sunblock UVA & UVB SPF 50
Banana Boat Kids Tear Free Sunblock UVA & UVB SPF 30
Banana Boat Kids Tear Free Sunblock UVA & UVB SPF 50
Banana Boat Sensitive Skin Sunblock SPF 30
Banana Boat Ultra Sunblock SPF 30
Banana Boat Ultra Plus Sunblock SPF 50
Coppertone Sport SPF 15
Coppertone Sport SPF 30
Coppertone Sunblock Lotion SPF 15
Coppertone Sunblock Lotion SPF 30
Coppertone Sunblock Lotion SPF 45
Coppertone Waterbabies Sunblock Lotion SPF 30
Hawaiian Tropic 30 SPF Sunblock
Hawaiian Tropic 45 SPF Sunblock

A proper sunblock should also be used everyday. Sunblock lotions may be used for the body. If you don't mind layering products on your face, you can use a sunblock cream over your moisturizer. Choose a sunblock product that doesn't leave you white, especially on the face.

Some trusted sunblock products for the face include:

Aveeno Sunblock Lotion Face SPF 30
Aveeno Sunscreen Lotion Face SPF 60
Dove Essential Nutrients Day Cream SPF 15
Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 - Untinted, Light Tint, Medium Tint
Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 45 - Untinted
Olay Complete Allday Moisture Cream, UV Defense
Olay Complete Allday Moisture Cream, UV Defense, Sensitive Skin
Olay Complete Allday Moisture Cream, UV Defense, Combination/Oily
Olay Complete Allday Moisture Lotion, UV Defense
Olay Complete Allday Moisture Lotion, UV Defense, Sensitive Skin
Olay Complete Allday Moisture Lotion, UV Defense, Combination/Oily
Olay Complete Defense Daily UV Moisturizer
Olay Complete Defense Daily UV Moisturizer – Sensitive Skin
Pond's moisturizing cream SPF15

Note: This is Part 1 of Block the Sun: Which Sunblock Products are the most effective?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Kojic Acid Soap: The New Trend in Skin Whitening Treatment

Kojic Acid Soap: Can this really lighten the skin?

There is a new trend in whitening treatment, it is new for me, because I just heard about this skin whitening treatment product called Kojic Acid Soap. Kojic Acid Soap is not really the "latest", it was around years ago. But people were too hesitant to try this soap back then. In that time, when they hear the word "kojic acid", they were afraid, because for them, acid is acid. Kojic Acid is not very harsh on the skin as long as your skin is not super sensitive. It is a whitening treatment that was used in Japan years ago. See how fair Japanese people are? Kojic Acid is a by-product of malting rice, for use in the manufacturing of sake, the Japanese rice wine. Kojic Acid prevents skin discolorations such as freckles and melasma. Kojic Acid also has antibacterial and antifungal properties.

There are several brands of Kojic Acid Soaps available in the market today. Kojie San is known to be effective and one of the leading Kojic acid soap brand in the country. Kate Jones and Diana Stadler follow the lead. Some dealers have kojic acid soaps with no printed brand names on them. These products are just wrapped in clear plastic with "kojic acid soap" label sticked on them.

When using Kojic Acid soap as whitening treatment, make sure that you can tolerate the soap. You can test your skin for tolerance by using it for 3 times a week in the first week, then increasing the use gradually. Some use kojic acid soap once a day, and some up to twice daily. It is recommended to use kojic acid soap not more than once a day in the face. Remember to moisturize after using this soap as this can really dry up the skin. Don't forget to use sunscreen as Kojic Acid exfoliates the skin making it super sun-sensitive.

If you have tried this soap and wanted to discuss facts about Kojic Acid soap, please leave a comment below.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

When is it necessary to have a teeth whitening treatment?

What you need to know about teeth whitening treatments

Teeth whitening treatment is necessary for people who want to whiten their discolored teeth. Tooth whitening is a method where many people take when they noticed that their teeth have been stained. Teeth whitening treatments are available in different forms or procedures and are able to fix certain forms of yellow, brown and spotted tooth staining. Teeth whitening treatments also vary for people of different age brackets and lifestyles.

Kinds of Teeth Whitening Treatments:

1. In-office teeth whitening treatment – It just takes an hour for the laser teeth whitening to be completed. And also it ensures that proper check up is done before the treatment so that proper precaution such as damming gum line is done before application of whitening gel.

2. Take home tooth whitening treatment– the use of whitening kits differ from one-time application to a twice-a-day treatment. Whitening treatment kits are usually applied in a span of 7-14 days. The advantages of a home teeth whitening treatment are: (1) you save money because most teeth whitening kits are very inexpensive compared laser treatments. (2) you will save time because teeth whitening treatment kits only take minutes to apply.