In Her Element Low pH Rose Radiant Cleanser

Back in my teens, the facial cleanser was THE skincare product I was most game to hoard. The rationale was that I would use it 2-3 times a day anyway, so it would run out fast and I would be able to try so many brands. But as my skin started to settle down and beauty tech advanced further, I realized that cleanser formulas varied greatly. It’s not just about the foaming action and scent anymore. You have to consider pH levels and general skin compatibility, in addition to the ingredients list.

So next up for me is the In Her Element Low pH Rose Radiant Cleanser (P495 / 112 ml) which, from the name alone, already ticks one of the boxes.

Quick Specs: made in the Philippines

Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Acrylates Crosspolymer-4, Citric Acid, Centella Asiatica Extract (and) Butylene Glycol (and) 1,2-Hexanediol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin, Rose Extract (and) 1,2-Hexanediol, 1,3-Butylene Glycol, Triethanolamine,  Glycol Distearate, Phenoxyethanol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin, Niacinamide, Parfum, Tetrasodium EDTA

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Foreo Luna Mini 3

It has been around 2 years since I first started using my Foreo Luna Play Plus. While I still laud this model for being a fantastic entry-level purchase to welcome novices to the Foreo cleanser line, I was able to upgrade to a Luna Mini 3 (PHP 10,450) at the start of this year, and it has definitely been a level-up in my experience.


Quick Specs: IP68 water-resistance rating; made in China

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Jumiso All Day Vitamin Skincare Routine

New Year, new skincare! I’m kicking things off with a sparkling new routine courtesy of Jumiso and Style Korean. FYI: Style Korean is an online destination that specializes in serving up all things Kbeauty AND they ship internationally. So without further ado, here’s what I’ve been using this month:

Jumiso All Day Vitamin Skincare Set

All day Vitamin Clean & Mild Facial Cleanser Ingredients: Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Chloride, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Salicylic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Limonene

All Day Brightening and Balancing Serum Ingredients: Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Methylpropanediol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalesis Root Extract, Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, panthenol, Betaine, Ascorbic Acid, Hydroxyacetophenone, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Carbomer, Arginine, Disodium EDTA, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil

All Day Vitamin Nourishing and Recharging Wash-Off Mask Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Powder, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Glucose, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Sclerotium Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Fructooligosaccharides, Fructose, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tromethamine, Dextrin, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12), Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Thiamine HCl (Vitamin B1), Bioflavonoids (Vitamin P), Glutathione (Vitamin G), Linoleic Acid (Vitamin F), Menadione (Vitamin K), Retinol (Vitamin A), Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Fragrance(Parfum)

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Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydra and Whitening Face Wash

Ever since I’ve gotten into cleansing milks, I have been extra wary of foaming facial washes. My dry skin is so unforgiving these days that the usual sudsy ones have the power to destroy my moisture barrier to the point of breaking me out. So I have to confess my trepidation at trying the Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydra & Whitening Face Wash (PHP 295 for 100g).

Quick Specs: made in China

Ingredients: Water, Lauric Acid, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Palmitic Acid, Glycol Distearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocamide DEA, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Disodium EDTA, Polyquaternium-7, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sorbitol, Resveratrol, Sargassum Muticum Extract, Fucus Serratus Extract, Gellidiela Acerosa Extract, Hypnea Muscifomis Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

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Nuxe Comforting Cleansing Milk With Rose Petals

I discovered Nuxe for the first time back in 2015 after winning a contest when they first launched in the Philippines. When I went to pick up my prize, the sweet marketing rep offered some of their full-sized products at a significant discount. I couldn’t resist a good deal, so I ended up picking up several skincare products. One of them was Nuxe Comforting Cleansing Milk With Rose Petals (PHP1,150 for 200ml on BeautyMNL or Rustan’s Department Store), and it wasn’t quite love-at-first-use.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, C14-22 Alcohols, Parfum/Fragrance, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Propanediol, Benzyl Alcohol, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Capryloyl Glycine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Sodium Hydroxide, Carbomer, Citric Acid, Sodium Cottonseedamphoacetate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Allantoin, Tetrasodium Edta, Dehydroacetic Acid [N2306/A]

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