What's New? Dr. Morita Now In Philippines

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Philippines


Earlier today, the famous number 1 best-selling sheet masks in Hong Kong and Taiwan finally arrived in the Philippines. Dr. Morita has been known for making affordable yet quality skin care products. Besides the rave reviews all over the media, it was also selected as the official facial sheet mask in 2014 by Miss Hong Kong pageant. 

The masks are available in six variants but their best selling product is Dr. Morita Hyaluronic Acid Essence Mask which was tested by beauty blogger, Ms. Kristel of during the launch. This best selling sheet mask recently won the Silver Award from Monde Selection, an independent consumer product evaluating body. The Hyaluronic Acid Essence Mask ensures lasting moisture is delivered to the skin with Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen imported from Japan. It also soothes and promotes skin repair with Marine Collagen, Ceramide, and Niacinamide. This is the reason why it was best-selling, it makes a great anti-aging option for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin! 

Watch video of launch (with unboxing) and Kristel trying the Dr. Morita Hyaluronic Acid here: 

So, what are the other variants? Dr. Morita also has the Intense Hydrating Serum Facial Mask that sustains long-lasting skin moisturization afforded by Japanese Hyaluronic Acid. Hydration is delivered efficiently to the different layers of the skin thanks to large, medium, and small Hyaluronic Acid molecules. This makes sure even dry skin types get the moisture it needs for a longer time. It also contains skin-caring Niacinamide, Allantoin, Squalane, and Ceramides. 

With Dr. Morita Triple Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Essence Facial Mask, you get multiple skin care benefits. The three sizes of Hyaluronic Acid molecules deliver lasting hydration to all layers of the skin. It's also great anti-aging and brightening treat for your skin. Among its 11 Amino Acids are Arginine, which brightens skin by repairing visible skin damage, and Glycine and Proline which help smooth fine lines and wrinkles. 

Next one is the Dr. Morita Whitening and Moisturizing Essence Facial Mask that makes it possible to whiten your skin without drying it out! Hydrating Japanese Hyaluronic Acid combines with Mandelic Acid imported from Germany. Mandelic Acid is one of the gentler Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA's) around, making it a great option for easily sensitized skin. This also contains various plant, flower, and root extracts to soothe, hydrate, and brighten skin!

For something new, try Dr. Morita Platinum Colloid and Hematite Extraction Whitening Black Facial Mask. Japanese Tranexamic Acid and multiple herb extracts whiten while Hyaluronic Acid gives deep hydration. Treat your skin to Iron-rich Hematite and Obsidian Extracts, known to have toning, regenerating, and strengthening properties. Antioxidant-rich Platinum Colloid helps your skin fight anti-aging. 

Give your skin a luxury treatment with Dr. Morita Platinum Colloid and Black Pearl Extraction Moisturizing and Whitening Black Facial Mask because the Hyaluronic Acid hydrates with Platinum Colloid's antioxidant content prevents skin from premature aging. Black Pearl Extract has been part of ancient Chinese medicine and skin care for good reason: calcium-rich pearl powder has been known to help detoxify, promote cell renewal, and enhance skin elasticity. Care for your skin while getting whitening benefits from Tranexamic Acid and multiple herb extracts. 

Proper Usage and Tips: 

1. Cleanse your face. Apply mask on the face and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove and gently massage around the face area for the essence to be fully absorbed by the skin. No need to rinse off. 
2. Dr. Jou, third generation of the brand's founding Morita family shares that their sheet masks already have toner, lotion, and serum. Those with dry skin may apply moisturizing serum or cream, if so desired. Hurray for one-step skin care!
3. Dr. Jou also recommends using Dr. Morita sheet masks before going to bed for revitalized skin in the morning. 
4. Don't let the excess leftover essence in the sheet mask package go to waste. Use it on your face and neck the next morning or night. (Liz Lanuzo of Project Vanity suggested to put it in a spray bottle!)

5. Don't leave sheets masks on for more than the recommended time, as it will result in "reverse osmosis", leaving your skin drier than the ideal. 
6. Going on a trip? Sheet masks are great travel-friendly skin care option!
7. Consider using a sheet mask daily for better results. 

Dr. Morita Sheet Masks is now available in SM Beauty and Watsons for only 74php each! Dr. Morita products are distributed locally by Genro International Products, Incorporated. 

Salon-Beautiful Hair Everyday With The New Palmolive Expertique

Sunday, August 12, 2018 Philippines


Last August 2, 2018, I was able to attend the country's number 1 personal care brand - Palmolive, in unveiling the new range of hair care products created for women who aspire to take control of their life and of course - their hair! 

The event was held in a grand set-up and supper at Shangri-La The Fort branch wherein media partners and guests were able to join and celebrate the formal launch of Palmolive Expertique in the Philippines. Joining the celebration, we were graced with the presence of the First Filipina Winner of Asia's Next Top Model, Ms. Maureen Wroblewitz who is now a brand ambassador of Palmolive Expertique! (And also my idol!)

Everyday, I encounter different hair problems and usually, it is hair fall and dryness. Most of the time, these problems require professional care and it is tedious and expensive to go often in a salon. The biggest challenge is how to maintain these salon-beautiful hair until I can visit the salon again! 

During the launch, Ms. Emily Fong Mitchell, Marketing Director for Colgate-Palmolive Philippines shared, "New Palmolive Expertique is a full hair care regimen inspired by and crafted with experts to deliver salon-beautiful hair from the comfort of one's home. It offers a complete range of hair solutions for those struggling with dull, damaged, and frizz-prone or flyaway hair.".

Palmolive Expertique puts to fore their latest in hair care technology. This new product line are infused with activated Kera-Ceramide Serum (KCS), that offers powerful combination of Keratin and Ceramides to nourish the hair from the inside out. 

Ms. Nymia Raagas, Personal Care Consumer Innovation Center Director for Colgate-Palmolive Philippines explained, "Its formula with the two-fold efficacy of the KCS technology differentiates Palmolive Expertique from other hair care brands. Keratin deposits protein back into the hair for added strength, smoothness, and protection. Ceramides, on the other hand, help restore proper balance within the hair, and provide a protective barrier that shields hair from damage.".

The all new Palmolive Expertique product line consists of three variants of shampoo and conditioner. 

1. Revitaliste

Revitaliste is infused with activated KCS, Biotin and Hyaluronic for normal to dry hair to enhance hair vitality and natural movement. Both shampoo and conditioner smells great and refreshing. The shampoo is foamy and easy to lather. A small amount is enough to wash my hair. For the conditioner, it smells fruity and my hair felt smooth after I rinsed it out. 

Each bottle or tube weighs 170ml and costs 130php.  

Ingredients of Shampoo and Conditioner: 


2. Smoothique

With activated KCS and Rare Oil Complex for frizzy, flyaway hair to align, tame, and add control to hair stands. 

3. Resiliente

It has activated KCS and Arginine for damaged or over-treated hair to reconstruct and fortify hair against damage. 

To complement the shampoo and conditioner and to complete the hair regimen, there are three hair treatments that can be added. 

1. Intensive Hair Mask

It hydrates and helps restore strength and elasticity of dry, damaged hair. I used a shower cap to hold the mask in and while waiting for the time, I felt a cool sensation on my scalp. My hair looked shiny and felt extra smooth and soft after I rinsed the product off. 

The formula is too creamy that I used more than the usual amount so I think this one tub will not last as long compared to other hair masks that I was able to try. Though, with the price and effect, it is definitely worth it!

The container weighs 180ml and costs 229php. 



2. Beautifying Hair Oil 

Provides intense nutrition for enhanced shine and silkiness of hair. The oil is a little sticky. Make sure to apply it on damp hair and use small amount first. It is easier to add little by little. The oil smells sweet like treatments being used in salons. As expected from hair oils, it really adds to the shine on my hair. 

The bottle contains 30ml of oil. 



3. Anti Frizz Serum 

Protects hair against frizz and flyaways. The Anti-Frizz Serum Spray helped in keeping my hair managed. In contrary to the consistency of the oil, this serum feels like water. I love applying it after the oil because it decreases the stickiness of the oil. The serum adds softness to my hair. 



Palmolive Expertique makes it possible for Filipinas to step out of their homes with a salon-beautiful hair on a daily basis! This will give us all an added boost of confidence and more empowered to take charge of their goals, their achievements, and their beauty. 

Ms. Maureen Wroblewitz shares, "Just like the majority of women out there, I too desire to have salon-beautiful hair everyday, and not just when I'm coming from a shoot or a runway show. With Palmolive Expertique, I am my own hair expert. I am able to take charge of not only my beauty, but my everyday too. With Palmolive Expertique, I can OWN IT.".

Thanks to the people behind Palmolive for making the Salon-Beautiful Hair Everyday possible with Palmolive Expertique! All of the products are great and affordable, I cannot wait to try the Smoothique and Resiliente variants. The new Palmolive EXPERTIQUE premium hair care range is available in all leading supermarkets nationwide. 

Shampoo - 170php
Conditioner - 130php
Anti Frizz Serum - 250php
Intensive Hair Mask - 229php
Beautifying Hair Oil - 195php

For more information, please visit

About Colgate-Palmolive Philippines, Inc. 

Colgate-Palmolive Philippines is a company focused on the distribution of oral care, hair care, body cleansing and home care products. For over 90 years, Colgate-Palmolive’s products have helped improve the lives of Filipinos. Currently, the Company carries the following brands: Colgate, Palmolive, Tender Care, Gard, Ajax and Axion. In the Philippines, Colgate is the Brand Most Recommended by Dentists* in the Philippines for oral care categories it plays in, and Palmolive is the #1 Personal Care brand in the Philippines. 

Happy Skin: Matte About You

Friday, August 10, 2018 Philippines


After emptying my current primers, I opted to buy this Matte About You Pore and Shine Control Primer from Happy Skin. I wanted to try it out first if it is better than my usual primers being used. As you know, the main reason I started out this blog is to explore the choices in the market and find the holy grail! 

Shall we check it out? 

Brand: Happy Skin

Type: Primer

Weight: 25ml

Product Description: 

How To Use: 



The primer is silicon-based that is easy to apply on skin. The texture is smooth and soft. Since it is a silicon-based product, it can fill in my pores. (Check out my photo below.) However, I tend to use a lot more than usual because the product is thicker than usual primers. (The consistency reminded me of Celeteque's Primer.)

The primer was able to improve and even out my skin tone as well as making my skin looked smoother and pore less. (Check out photo below.) It was like the rough edges of my skin became smooth. 

I did not develop any unwanted shine on my skin while I was using this primer. 

It helped in prolonging my makeup look compared when I do not use a primer on my usual makeup routine. 

The primer feels light on skin. The product contains a light refreshing scent. 

It is not included in the product's benefits but I noticed that my skin looked brighter and with slight glow whenever I use this primer. 


No coverage but the product did not claim to give additional coverage. :)

I just noticed that after at least 8 hours, it started to crease in the lines under my eyes. I am sure this is not caused by my foundation (not a concealer too because I did not use one) since my usual foundation did not cause any crease from my other primers. I was able to have a quick remedy by just dabbing a tissue over it. 

Contains lesser amount than usual primer bottles. It only contains 25ml per tube.

A little expensive for a primer, one tube costs 1299php. 


Buy again? 90% (Makes me think twice because of the price, I want to explore my other options.)

Overall Rating: 4/5

Price: 1299php

Where to buy? Happy Skin online website or stores.

Thank you so much for visiting my page and reading my review. Have you tried this too? Were you able to experience my shared thoughts about it? Let us stay connected, keep in touch! :)

Maybelline: Instant Age Rewind Eraser Concealer In Medium

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Philippines


The Maybelline Instant Age Rewing Eraser Concealer has been in my stash for a few months now. I just started to use it this week and I got compliments on how my makeup looked I looked more blooming ("daw"). I was baffled because I just do and wear what I usually use daily for work. Then suddenly, I realized that this is the only new product I changed from my routine! 

I wanted to test this one so I could post a review about it, after emptying my tube of Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. Now that I had tested it for a week now, I will now post my review about this Instant Age Rewind Eraser Concealer. 

Brand: Maybelline

Type: Concealer

Shade: Medium

Weight: 0.2 fl oz

Product Description: (From Maybelline's Website) This 2-in-1 concealer + treatment is infused with goji berry and Haloxyl™ to help reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines.

Ingredients: (From Maybelline's Website) G852364 1 Aqua/Water/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Glycerin, Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Nylon-12, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cyclohexasiloxane, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Methylparaben, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Chlorphenesin, Ethylparaben, Aluminum Hydroxide, Peg-9, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Tetr Apeptide-7. [+/- May Contain/Peut Contenir: Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides] F.I.L. D44980/4 U.S.Patent Pending


As a nurse, all the signs of fatigue and stress can be seen on my eyes and under it. With the use of this concealer, as the name Instant Age Rewind implies, it is designed to diminish the look of fatigue in your eyes. 

This concealer is unique as it comes with a cotton-like tip. You can use this to apply the concealer directly to your skin. You can swipe it or puff it into your skin. With its soft texture, it feels comfortable and gentle to use on my skin. Also, it gives a smooth application like an air-brushed look. 

The coverage is medium. It was able to decrease the puffiness of my eyes as well as lighten the dark circles. However, most of the fine lines can still be seen. Overall, my whole face looked better and brighter just because of the improvement on my eyes. Hence, the reason the others noted to me that my makeup look is more blooming. Does the instant age rewind actually true for this product? For me, yes! 

I am so happy that this concealer is light and looks natural. It did not cake nor settles on fine lines at all! Others may not like that the cream is light and thin but I find it even better when I can build up a few layers of application over controlling the amount being applied. 

You have 6 shades to choose from! 

Affordable for the great quality (and worth it!) with the price of 399php only!


The puff cannot be washed nor replaced. For me it is not as hygienic compared to other concealers wherein you can wash the wand if you wanted to. 


Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 4.5/5 (I would give it a 5 if it is full coverage!)

Price: 399php

Where to buy? Maybelline counters, Lazada

Thank you so much for visiting my page and reading my review. I hope that you will love this product as much as I do! Do not be a stranger and let us stay connected through my social media! Take care Beauties! 

Ever Bilena: Strobe Glow Out Highlighter

Monday, August 6, 2018 Philippines


Finally, after looking so hard for this shade Strobe of Ever Bilena's Glow Out Highlighters since it is always sold out, I managed to buy one from Lazada! I cannot forget about this shade since I was able to test it during the launch of most EB's Advance Line. 

I want to have this shade Strobe because it deeply reminded me of The Balm's Highlighter, Mary Loumanizer. 

Brand: Ever Bilena Advance

Type: Glow Out Highlighter

Weight: 5g

Shade: Strobe

Product Description: 



Affordable for only 199php! The packaging is the usual white casing of Ever Bilena, both the box and the case contain the complete details of the product including the manufacturing date and ingredients. 

Compared with Candlelight, the Strobe is paler, that is why it reminded me of The Balm's Mary Loumanizer or Becca's Champagne - only less shimmery and less glittery. However with lesser shimmer, it looks more natural when worn. Perfect for everyday use because it is subtle. 

The lasting power is around three to four hours. Re-touching is needed even when I used a primer beforehand and a setting spray after. 

The texture of the powder is smooth and easy to apply. 


The powder is slightly chalky and dusty, I tend to create a mess. So be careful when you dab your brush over it. 


Buy again? 100%

Overall Rating: 4/5 

Price: 199php

Where to buy? Ever Bilena Counters but I got this one from Lazada. 

Yay! Finally, my Ever Bilena Glow Out Highlighters Collection is complete. Which one is your favorite? Let me know, let us stay connected through my Social Media Accounts! 

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