Maybe it’s the New Year feels, but I’m motivated to keep my low-buy going into 2019. And it doesn’t hurt that I’m getting some inspiration from Netflix’s Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. I have a long way to go, but this whole concept of keeping things that spark joy is helping bring out my critical side. So instead of more new purchases, I’m likely to be going through the backlog and sharing empties like what I have here:
Where do you stand on multitasking beauty products? A lot of the time, they end up being half-baked attempts at combining two perfectly functioning individual products. (2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, anyone?) And then there are miracle workers that boldly walk the tightrope to deliver something extraordinary. I’m talking to you, Althea Milk Peel Cream Mask (PHP 490)!
Quick Specs: 50 ml / 1.7 fl oz ; made in Korea
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Kaolin, Glycerin, Disiloxane, Bentonite, Propanediol, Myristic Acid, Methyl Perfluoroisobutyl Ether, Stearicacid, Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Potassium Hydroxide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Palmitic Acid , Ethylhexylglycerin, Milk Proteinextract, Disodium Edta, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract, Gluconolactone, Glycolic Acid, Titaniumdioxide (Ci 77891), Fragrance (Parfum), Coumarin*, Hexyl Cinnamal*, Citronellol*
I like to think that I am fairly well-versed when it comes to facial exfoliation. In my stash, you will find several kinds of face scrubs as well as acid exfoliators that I try to remember to use on a weekly basis. However, this is actually the first time I’ve tried a lip exfoliating product, and Ellana Edible Sugar Lip Scrub in Watermelon Mint (PHP399) is guiding the way.
Quick Specs: made in the Philippines
Am I a picky sunscreen user? Yes. Ever since discovering one of my faves back in 2014, I’ve become much more specific with what I look for. No sticky, heavy formulas that smell like chlorine please! And after trying Althea Korea’s wonderful basic skincare line, I have to say that I have doubly high expectations for the brand’s Petal Velvet Sunaway SPF50+ PA ++++ (PHP 480).
Quick Specs: 55 ml / 1.86 fl oz; made in Korea
Ingredients: WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ZINC OXIDE, DISILOXANE, PROPANEDIOL, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, DICAPRYLYL ETHER, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL, SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) OIL, POGOSTEMON CABLIN OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER EXTRACT, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, STEARIC ACID, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM CHLORIDE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, SORBITAN CAPRYLATE, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, POLYGLYCERYL-6 POLYRICINOLEATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYL HEXANEDIOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
And here I thought I was past the stage of getting into hypes… But with the recent news that super buzzy beauty brand, IT Cosmetics, is finally available at Sephora Philippines, I wanted to get my hands on the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF50 (PHP 2,560) in Light.
Quick Specs: 1.08 fl oz/ 32 ml ; made in Korea