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.

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.