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My Current Skincare Essentials

my skin care essentialsThe very much awaited post on my current skincare essentials. I’m a no-fuss kind of girl, to be honest. I don’t use a lot of products and once I’ve found the ones that work for me, I stick with them!

St.Ives Apricot Scrub – I use this 2-3 times a week, keeps my pores clean and sloughs off any dead skin cells.

St. Ives Facial Moisturizer – This product claims to visibly reduce wrinkles and fine lines, although I can’t tell for sure if that’s even true. I like to use this because it’s generally soft on the skin and keeps my skin hydrated. I use it after I wash my face.

Spectraban Sun Block Cream – First introduced to me by a dermatologist I visited to get my skin checked. She recommended this because of its high SPF while being a good facial sunblock to wear underneath makeup. It’s quite pricey (Php 600), but worth the buy I believe!

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream – I use this for all my dry skin problems. As seasons change, I get various dry skin in areas like my legs, my elbows, my knees, etc. but my most problematic area would have to be my lips. I use this as a lip balm and it works great! I leave it on overnight. This product is also great as an illuminzer for the skin. Spread a tiny amount on the length of your shin to create the illusion of longer legs, dab a small amount on your cheeks to help catch the light to illuminate your face, etc! It’s a flexible product and truly great for moisturizing. Also quite pricey, but a little of this product goes a long way so it lasts you a long time!

Virgin Coconut Oil – This is just a miracle product over all. You can get it at any grocery store, and any brand will be fine, as long as it’s coconut oil. I mostly use this for my hair, but I also use it as an overall body moisturizer.

If you’ll notice I didn’t include my daily facial cleanser, this is because I still haven’t found The One that I want to stick with for a long time. I’m always on the look out. Although, if you want to know, I currently use Human Nature Hydrating Facial Wash but I’m not completely in love with it to actually buy it over and over again. I’m currently dealing with dry skin, so I’m still looking for a facial wash that doesn’t make my skin feel like the Sahara Desert every time I wash my face. If you’ve got suggestions, I’d be glad to hear them! :)


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  • Reply Carmela 26 August 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Yay for watercolor! <3

  • Reply Micah 26 August 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Try Celeteque Hydration facial wash or Himalaya face wash. I have sensitive and dry skin, and both works well for me. :)

  • Reply Andrea 26 August 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Cetaphil’s a great moisturizing cleanser! It leaves my skin supple after washing and not stiff dry like a lot of other cleansers.

  • Reply Camille 27 August 2014 at 1:14 am

    Have you tried using Aveeno’s foaming cleansers?

  • Reply Jack 27 August 2014 at 3:18 am

    Try cetaphil :)

  • Reply Aia 27 August 2014 at 3:33 am

    Have you tried Celeteque Hydration? It’s soft on the skin. I alternate Celeteque Hydration Gentle Exfoliating Facial Wash and Celeteque Hydration Facial Wash. It does hydrate my face; that’s how I feel at least.

  • Reply Daria 27 August 2014 at 4:27 am

    You should try a cleansing balm if you have problems with dry skin! I personally have oily skin and I have never tried one but I have heard balms are great for sensitive/dry skin :) x

  • Reply Cindy (peeintothewind) 27 August 2014 at 5:23 am

    I really need to work on my skincare… all I do is just wash my face and that’s it. Thanks for the inspiration :P

  • Reply Jia Achacruz 27 August 2014 at 8:20 am

    Out of all the facial washes I’ve tried, (believe me, I’ve been to 2 different dermas and their stuff don’t work as much) Pond’s White Beauty facial foam made my skin the clearest! It wasn’t expected, to be honest. I decided to use it one time because I ran out of my facial wash from the derma and I did not have time to buy one that time, so I nervously used Pond`s. After about 3 washes, I started to notice my skin became clearer, so I used it again and again and again. I’ve been using it for around 2-3 years now and I swear, I only get zits when my period`s nearing unlike before that I have zits all the time. It cleared my dark marks too!!

    lol I got too excited to tell you about my clear skin story

    ROUGH & TOUGH☯ | I`m on Bloglovin!

  • Reply Jaya 27 August 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I discovered that for a facial wash, keeping it simple is the best! I’ve tried so many (Neutrogena, Ponds, Clean & Clear, Cetaphil) and nothing worked for me until I decided to just use a basic soap. I’ve been using this for almost 9 years now?? And I’ve had no problems with acne or dry skin since! It’s called Lifebuoy ( I’m not sure if you can get it here since I hoard this when I go to Singapore! Haha, it just works so well!

  • Reply Samantha 28 August 2014 at 12:39 am

    I use Andalou Naturals cleansing milk as my facial wash and Andalou Naturals Toner. I’m into organic stuff right now!!

  • Reply KikaysiKat 28 August 2014 at 1:30 pm

    This is so weird but I had a dream about you the other night. We were in some sort of water spa and you were looking for company. When I saw you I called you “Hey! You can sit with me!”

    Then I woke up

  • Reply Irish 29 August 2014 at 11:14 pm

    I really like St Ives facial scrubs and VCO for my hair. So far, my favorite facial products are all in Neutrogena Fine Fairness line. Although it’s a bit pricey for me, I always go back with their products when I notice that my skin is starting to be bad again.

  • Reply The Creative Lass 10 September 2014 at 1:42 pm

    First of all, I love the illustration in here! I’d like to make on on my blog too, but probably not a watercolor version since I am not that artistic. Hehe.

    I’ve been reading good reviews about St. Ives and I would also like to try their products because they look promising! As for the facial wash, I haven’t tried Human Nature’s though but since you’re not completely in love with that, I can scratch it off my list now. I read Neutrogena has good ones, maybe I’ll try them instead. I hope you could find your HG facial wash soon! :)

    I am actually hesitant to try VCO even though I hear good comments about it. Maybe because I don’t know which brand to take. Yes, any brand will do, and I am not brand-conscious, but I just want to read good reviews about a specific one first before trying it for myself. I’m that scared. Oh no.

    Spectraban Sun Block Cream and Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream sounds so good! Especially the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream which you say is good for dry skin. But I think I’m not yet ready to shell out a huge amount for beauty creams. Hehe.

    • Reply Camie Juan 11 September 2014 at 1:54 pm

      About the VCO, because VCO is ALL NATURAL, it doesn’t matter what brand you get! They’re all made the same, they don’t have extra ingredients or anything else. They’re pure coconut oil from coconuts. That’s whats great about this product, all natural, organic, they’re all made the same!

  • Reply Denise Manuela 15 March 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Where could I buy the Sunblock cream? And is this still your skincare until now? Thank you!

  • Reply Lana 6 May 2015 at 4:20 am

    Hi Camie, I know this is an old post, but I hope you get to read this. I suggest you stop using St. Ives Apricot Scrub if you still do. It’s actually very harmful for the skin! It creates microtears and paves the way for long term problems. There are much milder exfoliators out there.

  • Reply July Diola (@JulyDiola) 17 June 2015 at 9:49 am

    Where can we buy the sunscreen?

  • Reply Sunny 20 January 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Try using Celeteque for your daily facial wash! I also use St. Ives 2-3 times a week but whenever I’m not, I use Celeteque’s HYDRATION facial wash!

    • Reply Camie Juan 3 February 2017 at 12:08 am

      I’ll check it out! Thanks :)

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