Tip: Knowing For Sure How Long Since You First Opened Something

I’ve been doing this for a few years already and I can’t believe I only thought of sharing it now. The idea came when I was trying to go through medicines and skin care products to weed out expired items. Then I found out that some products, instead of having an expiry date on them, had a period-after-opening-symbol printed on the label. I had no way of knowing if the after-opening period had already lapsed — for sure that would come before expiration date. Since then, I always keep a permanent marker ready so I can write the month and year…

Starting the 7-Day Shiseido White Lucent Challenge

I wasn’t supposed to do this but considering how much it’s priced, I need to see a before-and-after. One 30 ml bottle costs Php 5,650 — with that price tag, I want to see a significant change on the evenness of my skin. Shiseido and Sample Room gave out samples of the Power Brightening Mask as well as 9ml bottles of the Spot Targeting Serum (proportionately, it would cost Php 1,695.) If you take a quick look, my skin already seems even-toned. My skin has been behaving well the past months and my post-acne pigmentation marks are down to the…

Olay Age Protect Anti-Aging Cream: Emptied and Reviewed

I’ve already tried a lot of Olay moisturizers: Oil of Olay, Age Protect, Total Effects (Normal, Gentle, and Blemish-prone), Regenerist Superstructure SPF 30, Natural White Night Cream, and Natural White SPF 24. Of all of them, Age Protect is my favorite. It’s straightforward and BS-free. Even the name is clear cut, unlike the fancy-sounding “Regenerist.” I got to know about it when I was looking for the discontinued Olay Total Effects Blemish-prone Skin variant. Since that variant wasn’t available anymore, I looked for any other Olay moisturizer that has salicylic acid on the label—this one does. I almost didn’t buy…

The 3 Requirements for Acne to Exist: My Acne Story

I was an acne sufferer for years which lead me to reading a lot about anything acne-related. The goal is to be able to create a skincare routine that would keep my acne in remission. My skincare products now address at least 2 of the following. So far so good. The 3 requirements for acne to exist: #1:  P. Acne (Proprionibacterium Acne) This is the bacteria that causes acne. It feeds on the oils in our skin. #2:  Clogged Pore(s) The clogged pore(s) may be caused by comedogenic ingredients. But there are also people like me who have acne-prone pores….