Review: EMK Beverly Hills Skincare

Have you heard of this brand? I remember seeing it on social media, but I didn’t really pay much attention to it…until I got an email from local actress, Carla Abellana. After glancing through the info she sent me about the products and seeing that Reese Witherspoon also uses the line, I caved and decided to give it a try!

The first thing I tried: the EMK Bloom Toner.

Carla sent me a customized kit to help balance my skin. I was super excited when I saw that it included the EMK Bloom Toner (US$44, 200ml).

I rarely get to test toners, so I was curious to see if using one would really make a difference on my skin. Honestly, though? I think I’m still in denial about the fact that I really need to use one (probably because toners from my generation were spiked with alcohol). But let me tell you—it’s good to add one to your routine because toners nowadays are usually filled with essences and help your skin absorb your creams better.  Continue reading

Bioderma Is Officially Here!

I first heard about Bioderma from my friend, Kat. I tried it when I crashed at her place and forgot to pack my makeup remover. She told me it was actually one of Gwyneth Paltrow’s favorite beauty finds at French pharmacies!

Saw this on GP's site, Goop. Click here to read about her other French pharmacy picks.

Saw this on GP’s site, Goop. Click here to read about her other French beauty picks.

Fortunately, we don’t have to travel all the way to France anymore to try this because it’s already available at selected derma clinics—and soon, even at Watsons! I scored a sneak peek during the launch and got to check out the other products from the French brand. Let’s take a look:

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With my favorite beauty addicts! Fashion & beauty editors Iya and Sandra and my Team B love, Tina. At the bottom, that’s Bioderma distributor Nikki Tang, celeb stylist Alyanna Martinez, and MAC sponsored makeup artist Jigs Mayuga.

Our host for the event, Bianca Valerio. Sandra and I were totally drooling over her dress! I was really surprised (and kilig!) when she went up to me and gushed about how much she liked my blog! Thank you, Bianca! Hearing that really makes all the long nights worth it <3

Our host for the event, makeup artist and model Bianca Valerio. I was really surprised (and kilig!) when she told me how much she liked my blog! Thank you, Bianca! Hearing that really makes all the long nights worth it <3 P.S. Sandra and I were totally drooling over your dress!

Now on to the good stuff…

The cult favorites: Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Solution is perfect for those with dry, sensitive skin. One bottle is actually sold every 3 seconds around the world! The Bioderma Sébium H20 Micellar Solution is for those with oily or acne-prone skin since it has anti-bacterial properties.

The cult favorites: Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Solution is perfect for those with dry, sensitive skin. One bottle is actually sold every 3 seconds around the world! The Bioderma Sébium H20 Micellar Solution is for those with oily or acne-prone skin since it has anti-bacterial properties. Both are P650 each for 100ml.

Bianca actually gave me a great tip. Since she has combination skin, like most Pinays do, she uses the Sébium formula over her T-zone and the Sensibio over the rest of her face. It’s actually a great way to give your skin what it needs on specific areas of your face if you have the budget.

For more of my thoughts about this makeup remover and to check out the other products Bioderma is bringing in, clickity-click! Continue reading

My Dry Skin Fix

I’ve mentioned before that I’m pretty lazy about applying lotion. But now that the weather is getting colder, I can’t get away with skipping this beauty step anymore.

Physiogel Lotion, P365, is hypoallergenic and contains no colorants or preservatives. It's a must for those with sensitive skin.

Physiogel Lotion, P365, is hypoallergenic and contains no colorants or preservatives. It’s a must for those with sensitive skin.

I’ve always been a fan of Physiogel products (more here) and this lotion doesn’t disappoint. It’s light, it’s absorbed quickly, and it works. My skin immediately feels cool, refreshed, and hydrated upon application. After a few minutes, there’s no sticky residue either.

It's really quite soothing! I think the natural lipids in this lotion really help you feel more comfy in your skin.

It’s really quite soothing! I think the natural lipids in this lotion really help you feel more free in your skin.

Another bonus is that it’s fragrance-free. So I actually make my own scented lotion by mixing a few drops of my perfume with it. Will definitely keep using this and work on making this a part of my daily beauty routine.

Are you a fan of Physiogel? And more importantly, are you lazy to apply lotion like me? Tell me I’m not alone in this! ♥

Beauty Directory:
Physiogel Available at leading drugstores nationwide. Visit their Facebook page here.

Chin Breakouts? The Surprising Cause!

Did you know that the fluoride in your toothpaste can make you breakout? I discovered that this sneaky skin condition is called peri-oral dermatitis. If you’re prone to acne or rashes around your chin or jaw, check with your derma to see if this is the cause. I found a great solution that significantly lessened my breakouts—it’s VMV Hypoallergenics Skin Saving Toothpaste, P570. Click on the photo to read the rest of my post about this dilemma on BDJBox.com. ♥

More deets about this product on BDJBox.com.

More deets about this product on BDJBox.com.

Photo from vmvhypoallergenics.ph.