Wednesday, September 19, 2012

THEFACESHOP Wrinkle Stop Abyssine Eye Cream: Review

Out of all THEFACESHOP products I've tried, Wrinkle Stop Abyssine Eye Cream has got to be my favorite. I have double eyebags. And when I say double, I mean I have 2 eyebags in one eye (I have a bag under my eyebag). Whether I get complete (8-hour) sleep or not, people kept asking me if I actually did sleep the night before. People would usually say, "Natulog ka ba?" ("Did you sleep?") or "Matulog ka nga..." (Please sleep..."). It has been such a pain to manage. Previously, I used Pure Beauty's Super Brightening Eye Gel but it was not enough.

While roaming around THEFACESHOP store in Megamall, I saw this eye cream and asked the sales lady to introduce the product to me. I was hesitant at first because I didn't know what to expect from THEFACESHOP. I haven't tried their skin care products before. Considering the amount I had to pay for the product (this is priced at PHP995 compared to the PHP200+ eye gel I used to use), I had to think about it for quite some time. In the end, the sales lady convinced me to try the product out. Now, I am happy to say that I made the right choice. Let me take this chance to say that I am not a frequent visitor of that said branch since I usually shop around Makati but I have to say that the staff in Megamall are really approachable and knowledgeable with their products. I enjoyed shopping at that particular branch. :)

After a few weeks of using the product (day and night), my bags have improved tremendously. They did not disappear completely but it has greatly improved to the point that nobody comments about how I needed to sleep some more and such. Also, my close friends have noticed that the bags seemed to shrink and that it seemed brighter. I don't have photos to share but trust me on this. This eye cream is great! I have finished one container already and I already bought my 2nd one.

- available locally
- helps diminish eye bags
- helps brighten dark circles
- good under eye moisturizer
- one container is good for 6 months or so (that's why PHP995 is actually a pretty good deal)
- nice consistency (not sticky at all)

- jar type container (not a big deal. you just have to get yourself a spatula to get the product for hygienic purposes.)

All in all, this product is SUPER WORTH IT. I highly recommend that you guys try it.
with love, Anna Luisa

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

T.N. Dickinson's Witch Hazel Astringent: Review

Earlier this year, I've had trouble with major breakouts. I couldn't control them no matter how religious I was with my commercial regimen that I had to go seek consult with a professional. I had go to Flawless every 2 weeks to get my acne control facial and check-up. As a result, I now have a full regimen prescribed by my dermatologist (Very effective, by the way. I will post about this routine in the future.) But there's one thing I couldn't bear to take off from my previous regimen and that is my T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent.

I initially bought this because I saw xteener using it and I wanted to try it out for myself. After trying it out, I'd have to say this is a really good product. (I've finished this bottle already, btw.) But since I already have my dermatologist prescribed regimen, I tried taking it off the list of my routine. However, whenever I tried to wean myself off the product, new breakouts start to form. That is why I decided to go on with the product as my first step, before my prescribed regimen. This proved to be a very good combination because I only get breakouts whenever I'm too stressed with work or whenever it's my time of the month.

Here are the pros and cons:

- effectively removes excess dirt and makeup after cleansing
- does not dry skin
- available locally
- prevents future breakouts
- helps heal existing mild acne

- smell (needs getting used to)

Overall, this product is WORTH IT and I highly suggest you guys try it out.

with love, Anna Luisa