Sunday, September 29, 2013

My Mary Kay Botanical Effects 3-in-1 Cleanser Review

Hello Candylovers! :D 

There's no amount of makeup that can make your skin look healthy. You can't conceal all those bumps/acne with just the use of makeup. You have to know what's your skin type is and what type of facial cleanser that suits your skin. This is the first step of knowing on how to take care of your skin. :)

or you can take this test and find out what your skin is telling you. :)
And my score is 4 (skin is feeling okay).

After taking the test, I tried using the Mary Kay Botanical Effects 3-in-1 Cleanser for Oily Skin. :)

Mary Kay has 2 nourishing botanicals that benefit all skin types. The Silymarin (Milk Thistle) and Luo Han Guo (also called the longevity fruit) are powerful antioxidant sources that help defent against environmental damage while helping to promote healthy, balanced skin. 

There are 3 available formulas for different skin types.

1. Dry - Enrich dry skin with: 
Flaxeed extract (Flaxseed) - a rich source of fatty acids .
Sea Kelp extract (Sea Kelp) - important for moisturization .

2. Normal - Keep normal skin in balance with:
Frangipani Flower extract (Frangipani Flower) - helps protect against environmental stressors.
Water Lilly extract (Water Lilly) - important for healthy skin.

3. Oily - Contol oily skin with:
Kanuka extract (White Tea Tree) -kanuka is known for purifying benefits.
Guava extract (Guava) - a known source of salicylic acid.

- I like that their box is made from 100% post-consumer recycled content. 
- It makes the "botanical" feel very effective.
- The design packaging is simple but very classy. 
- It has the complete information needed n the product.
- They also provide different languages for their customer to understand their product.

- It comes in a white plastic squeezable tube with plastic flip top cap.
- They also printed the exact information provided on the box. 
- The texture of the plastic tube is matte.
- I like the design packaging. Simple yet classy.

- The actual color is clear with micro beads in it.

- It has a mild scent. (more like organic scent)

Water/Eau, Tea-Lauryl Sulfate, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Cocamidoprophl Betaine, Sodium Methyl Cocoyltaurate, Dimethicone, Kunzeaericoides Leaf Extract, Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Momordica Grosvenorii Fruit Extract, Lauramine Oxide, Polyethylene, Triethanolamine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Peg-150 Disterate Ppg-26 Butteh-26, Peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, Disodium Edta, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Dmdm Hydantoin.

Apply to wet face and neck. Rinse or remove with a warm, wet cloth and pat dry.

4oz / 113g

I've been using Mary Kay products when I was in my College years, especially their full coverage liquid foundation. I know for a fact that Mary Kay has an amazing range of good quality products and there's no doubt about it. But little do I know that they also have skin care products. So getting the chance to try their Botanical Effects 3-in-1 Cleanser is an opportunity.

Having an oily-acne prone skin is a challenge for me. There is nothing I can do about it but to accept the fact that I really have to deal with my oiliness and acne every now and then. It's in my genes, my poor lifestyle. There's no one to blame but myself.

But there's always some remedies for you to achieve that soft, flawless skin. And I think one of them is the Mary Kay Botanical Effects 3-in-1 Cleanser. This facial cleanser helps control the oiliness of my skin without leaving it dry. It has a micro beads that can exfoliate your dead skin cells and can lighten your darkspots/blemishes. Also, it's very mild on my skin. 

I don't experience any allergies or rashes when I'm using this facial cleanser. It feels very clean and fresh. 
You can definitely use this for 3 months or so. You just need a little amount of product to entirely clean your face and neck. 

Overall, I'm very satisfied with the result and will continue to use it. :)

Suitable for sensitive skin.
Free from alcohol, frangrance and synthetic dyes.
Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy.
Can also exfoliate your skin.

Not available in some retail stores.
You have to order to your personal beauty consultant.
You have to continue to use it in order to see the result. 

You can order to Ms. Kash Bacani, Senior Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay 
or text her at


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

My KB Collagen Blog Challenge

Hello Candylovers!!! 

Are you getting signs of early aging? Does your skin shows your real age? 
Do you want to be forever young?

YES??? Now let me share you my experience about the KB Collagen Challenge. :)

KB or also known as KYUSOKU BIHAKU is a Japanese word means "PURE WHITE". It was introduced by the company of Yumei Mise and were brought here in the Philippines. KB is the only one to offer glutathione in free-form with NAC in the blend that makes them highly efficient and effective glutathione supplement. 
They gave me KB Collagen Food Supplement Tablets and KB Gold Premium Soap.

From the makers of KB GlutaNAC comes, KB Gold Premium Soap, the first to incorporate Human Placenta Extract, 99% of Alpha Arbutin, Kojic Acid, Soybean Extract, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C Rosehips in one blend for a fast, safe and effective way to a whither, smoother, younger looking skin.

-It comes in a white square box with gold details all over it.
-All sides of the box has the KB logo printed.
-The design packaging is simple and classy.
-It has the complete information needed in the product.
-The size of the box is 2.75"x2.75"x1.5"
-Eco friendly

Sodium Salts of distilled Palm Kernel Fatty Acids, Alpha Arbutin, Frangrance, Titanium Dioxide, Hyaluronic Acid, Lactic Acid, Betahydroxy Tricarboxylic Acid, Caprylic Triglycerides, Glycol Stearate, PEG-3 Glyceryl, Cocoate, Steareth-7, Isohexadeane, Sodium Polyacrylate, DMDM Hydantion &Iodopropylbutyl Carbonate, Trienthanolamine, Aqua, Kojic Acid Soy Bean Extract, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetic Acid, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Human Placenta Extract.

Rub KB Gold Premium Soap on wet hands or loofah to work up a lather. Gently massage lather on wet skin in a gentle circular motion. Rinse. Repeat process. Rinse thoroughly.

For external use only. In the unlikely event of an adverse reaction stop use immediately. If symptoms persist consult your doctor.

135g As Packed

-The soap is covered in a white "onion skin" like paper.
-I like the uniqueness of the soap in a form of circle with the engraved KB logo.
-Color: Mustard yellow 
-Very handy 
-Smells really good.

I'm very excited to try the KB Gold Premium Soap for so many reasons. First, it has 5 main components (Alpha Arbutin, Kojic Acid, Soy Bean Extract, Hyaluronic Acid & Human Placenta Extract) that makes this soap really stands out. Second, the appearance of the soap is really unique and very handy to use compared to the other brands. Third, I love the scent of this soap, it's not fruity nor organic but it makes my skin smells fresh and clean. :) Fourth, the texture is smooth and the consistency is rich and creamy. It's very soft and mild on your skin. I didn't experienced any dryness or itching at all. Fifth, It helps makes my skin moisturized and even helps my blemishes diminished. :)

Although, to really get that whiter, younger looking skin, you really have to purchased another box of it so that you will achieve your desired results.

Experience total revitalization with KB Collagen as it brings you the most complete system renewal packed in the tablet form. It contains Fish Collagen to replenish stored collagen the body begins to lose at the age of 20. Collagen is important in maintaining skin health as well as the structural integrity of joint cartilage. The Cartilage extract blended into the KB Collagen helps relieve swollen joints and heal the body naturally. The Silk Peptide Pearl Powder and Pearl Coix Extract work to complement the Fish Collagen in revitalizing the skin and give it a natural fair and pinkish glow. CoQ10 is included in the blend to help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. Vitamin E is added to provide anti-ageing qualities. Swallow Nest Extract and Vitamin C complete the formulation to help strengthen immune system.

-It comes in a white rectangular box with black fonts and gold details all over it.
-It has the complete information needed in the product.
-The design packaging is simple and classy.
-The size of the box is 1.75"x2.5"x1.75"
-Eco friendly

-The tablets were safely packed inside the white plastic bottle.
-It has gold details printed on the bottle.
-The size of the bottle is 2.25" in height and 1.5" in diameter.
-Very small and handy

Fish Collagen Peptide: 200mg, Vitamin C: 40mg, Cartilage Extract: 20mg, Pearl Coix Extract: 20mg, Silk Peptide: 10mg, Vitamin E: 8mg, CoQ10: 4mg, Swallow Nest Extract (Bird Nest Extract): 2mg, Pearl Powder: 0.6mg, Excipients: Dextrin, Cellulose, Stearic Acid, Calcium, HPC

Keep the product out of high temperature, high humidity and direct sunglight, store in a cool place. Suggested use: 1-3 Tablets per day.

Please consult with doctor if you have any special allergy. If you experience any abnormality stop taking immediately. Keep out of reach of children. Start consuming the product after opening container. By using natural ingredients, some tablets may have a slight normal difference in color.

-It has Fuji Silica Gel inside.
-The tablet is so tiny (1.5cm)
-It's in the color light pink with some texture dots
-No scent

It was actually my first time to intake Collagen Tablets as my daily food supplement. Usually I go for Collagen Soap or Lotion to help maintain my skin's youthful glow.

July was really a busy, stressful month for me. Working non-stop, lack of sleep, travelling back and forth was my everyday routine. And the only time I can give myself a break was having our meals. I take 1 tablet after every meal until I emptied the bottle.

The result??? I noticed that it helps my skin balanced my poor diet and exercise. It controls the amount of my breakouts and still gives me a natural glow. And also, helps my skin recover from the damaging effect of the sun. (especially when I was in Puerto, Princesa Palawan)

But I think, KB Collagen boost my food intake and gave me a big appetite. :)

You can purchase KB Collagen in all Watsons and Mercury Drugstore nationwide.




Thank you & keep on smiling :)