Dry Skin Weather and My Moisturizer Inventory

18 thoughts on “Dry Skin Weather and My Moisturizer Inventory”

  1. Aww sayang, would ask pa naman a review on VMV as I’ve read nice reviews about it. I’m also curious on Hollywood’s. For maxipeel, I’m really afraid to try anything from the brand, I’ve seen some girls na nasunog, mali siguro yung product na ginamit nila.


    1. Yung maxipeel exfoliant cream, it was not like the maxipeel solution/ astringent. The latter’s active ingredient is tretinoin and hydroquinone, while the exfoliant cream is glycolic acid. I didn’t experience any type of peeling though, and I’m using the highest strength. Feeling ko parang cheaper version sya nung mga AHA or BHA cream, like those from Paula’s Choice or yung mga glycolic acid cream ng VMV.

      I will try to use it for consecutive nights until I finish the whole tube.


  2. I’m actually breaking out due to overdryness so now I’ve incorporated moisturizer in my AM routine. It’s not that I don’t need it, I’m just too lazy for skincare in the AM. Not really particular or obsessed with my brands as much as I obsess over application. I have a specific method and I feel bad if I rush through or completely disobey it :P


    1. Ako din may particular way of putting on a moisturizer haha. Massage until it somehow ‘disappears’. Kaya I can’t deal with too much creamy products in the morning. If it’s sunblock yun na yun. Currently, I’m mixing 2/3s Neutrogena 1/3 Foundation on the back of my hand and I apply it the way I do my moisturizer.


  3. I bought the Shiseido Ibuki sample set with cleanser, softening lotion and refining moisturizer, and so far so good.

    The refining moisturizer is amazing! I usually feel the need to exfoliate 2-3x a week because of rough patches on my face, but ever since I used the Ibuiki refining moisturizer, no rough patches at all. I’ll be buying the full size when I run out and will also be getting the day moisturizer. I’m still undecided with the softening lotion though because I’m not convinced of its efficacy.


    1. I tried sample sachets of the softening concentrate, used it for 6 consecutive days and I can’t see if it added anything to the rest of the skin care stuff I’m using.

      Will wait for your review of this. It’s way cheaper than the white lucent moisturizer I’ve been wanting to buy for so long.

      Yung day moisturizer, were you referring to the one with SPF?


      1. Yup. The SA said the refining moisturizer is for nighttime use, while the one with SPF is for day. I’m thinking of buying both day and night moisturizers locally since I compared the prices online and the price difference is very negligible.

        But I have a new dream skin brand, have you heard of Tatcha? After Ibuki, I’m trying out the Tatcha sampler set.


        1. Yes! Meron silang product that I really want to get. Yung face brightener. Parang highlighter spray na instant glow daw. Sa skin care products wala pa ako masyadong nababasa. But I really want that spray/ mist thing.


  4. And here I was, thinking “hm isn’t that amazing. My face isn’t oily anymore! HOORAY! I finally found a product that works!” And then here you are with this post, and now I’m like “maybe it’s the weather huhuhuhuhu”. Oh you! Hahaha well, my face isn’t “normal” or dry but it’s not as oily as it was a few months ago. And I am going gaga over moisturizers too! I’ve been meaning to get my hands on the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil Free Gel Cream ever since I ran out of the sample. But it’s sooooo expensive at Php1,700 a tub :((


  5. Wow, you are moisturiser-crazy! Haha! Up until a few days ago, I only had one (vmv hydrabalance) then I bought an Avalon Organics one which I’m scared to use because it has lavender oil. I should have read reviews before buying it. Anyway, I saw the Andalou one and thought of you! Should have bought that one instead. Tsk


    1. Oo nga daw. Photo-toxic daw ang lavender oil. Maybe just use it as a night cream. I once used a sunblock with lavender oil and my skin got clusters of whitehead-like itchy rashes that eventually became pimple-like.


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