THOUGHTS: The A – Z of Skincare


Buying the perfect skincare for your skin is such a daunting task. I’m not a skin care expert nor do I claim myself to be. I don’t even have a solid miracle stash until today. I have been using serums in less than a year and I still have a lot to learn.

The market is plagued with so much skin care products and I took the liberty to sum up all the common ingredients in a skin care to help me decide on the best product to buy and combine.

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AZELAIC ACID

BEST FOR: Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Microbial.

ALSO: Cell turnover so scarring is minimized and fades marks

AHA (Alpha Hydrooxy Acids)

BEST FOR: Exfoliation, Cell Turnover for Brighter Skin

ALSO: Promotes Collagen and Blood flow, Corrects discoloration & age spots

BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acids)

BEST FOR: Exfoliation

ALSO: Diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles,, improves dull skin tone.

DIFFERENCE WITH AHA: It is oil-soluble.

BAKUCHIOL

BEST FOR: Anti Aging (Retinol Alternative)

ALSO: Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant, Stimulates collagen and Increases cell turnover

BENTONITE CLAY

BEST FOR: Healing and Regeneration Process

ALSO: Shrinks, unclogs and tighten pores, promotes blood circulation and eases irritation

KAOLIN CLAY

BEST FOR: Blood Circulation

ALSO: Softens skin & draws out oil

RHASSOUL CLAY

BEST FOR: Removing impurities

ALSO: Evens out skin tone, stimulates blood circulation, redues flakiness

EMOLIENTS (Squalene, Lanolin, Paraffin)

BEST FOR: Softening the skin

ALSO: Improves dry and flaky skin

GLUTATHIONE

BEST FOR: Antioxidant

ALSO: Reduces pigmentation, brightens the skin, detoxifies the body

GLYCERIN

BEST FOR: Softens the skin

ALSO: Reduces appearance of wrinkles and slows down aging

HYALURONIC ACID

BEST FOR: Moisturizes skin

ALSO: Slows down aging and speeds up healing process

NIACINAMIDE

BEST FOR: Antioxidant

ALSO: Brightens skin, reduces pigmentation and minimizes pores

PEPTIDES

BEST FOR: Anti-aging

ALSO: Stimulates production of collagen, promotes skin firmness and seals mositure

RETINOL

BEST FOR: Anti-aging

ALSO: Promotes collagen and fades pigmentation

SALICYLIC ACID

BEST FOR: Removes impurities

ALSO: Removes excess oil, softens the skin and helps shed off dead skin cells

SQUALENE

BEST FOR: Hydration

ALSO: Reduces wrinkles and eliminate scars

VITAMIN C

BEST FOR: Skin Brightening

ALSO: Promotes collagen production, Boosts immunity & repairs body tissues

VITAMIN E

BEST FOR: Hydration

ALSO: Reduces UV Damages on skin and Anti Aging

I hope this helped you somehow. I know it cleared up some questions I have. Did I miss something? Please feel free to add in the comments below. I’d like to learn some more. ❤ 

THOUGHTS: The 6 Phones I’ve had in my life


Phones have a special place in our lives. Do you agree? It’s the first thing you look for when you wake up in the morning and the last thing you hold when you go to sleep. Don’t deny it! You can’t even leave the house without it. Sure, we can offer the excuse of for emergencies and the importance of communication these days.

But there’s an obsession already. Right? And I’m not being a hypocrite. I am also guilty of such. And since we have all the time in the world now, I decided to clean a particular drawer where all of my gadgets are. And here it is, A collection of all the phones that I’ve used and own throughout these years. 😛

I did not include the Siemens Phone that I used when I was in grade school. My dad usually lets me bring it to school for Emergency but it was never really mine. 😛

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NOKIA 3530

My first ever phone. 😛 It was a semi gift during my grade school graduation. I can still remember how excited I was since it was one of the first few phones to have a color display. ❤ There was no camera but one of the things I loved most about this is how I can download different wallpapers to customize it. (Yes, as early as that, I knew I loved black – Thus my black casing.) This served me all throughout my 4 years in HS. Haha.

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Nokia 1616-2

This was especially helpful when I was living a double life. 😛 A call and text function just to cater my confused lifestyle. Haha. I used this for a brief time when I was in college.

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Sony Ericsson K800i

This is my College Phone. ❤ I love that it has a scroll in the middle. It’s what makes it unique and the flash saved me a couple of times when we were clubbing back then. 😛 Since this has a Photo Vid feature already, it’s small screen is a disadvantage.  And though it has a VGA Video Call already, I don’t think I ever used it. I was using this phone from College up until when I was working.

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Blackberry 9700

The hype when I started working! Everyone was talking about BB Messenger. I think the advantage of Blackberry is it’s BB Hub where all of your emails, instant message and SMS are all in one push notification. I loved how there’s a certain professionalism status or symbol it gives by using a Blackberry.

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Iphone 4S

The first phone I ever bought from my own pocket. ❤ and my second apple product next to my Itouch. I think this used to be my favorite phone. ❤ You all know how apple works. I love that it has so much storage, the quality of the image is great. I liked how compact and it easily fits in the palm of my hand. I used this when I was working already and the reason why I had to let this one go is because of the battery. :/

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Samsung Note 5

The phone that made the switch worth it. ❤ I still like Apple of course. But the ease of use of Samsung especially that I am studying and working, is such a gem. I usually have to transfer downloaded files, edit power point and documents for school and with this phone, everything was seamless. I can edit right away and with the help of an OTG, everything was easy! Aside from that, the quality of the image under a Natural Light is perfect and doesn’t need any edits. ❤ I love love love this phone. Unfortunately, after 4 years of using it, I think the problem was battery too. :/

 

Currently, I am using a Samsung Galaxy A70. So far, I am loving my new phone. It may not be the latest model, but its features is also high quality. As you can see from the history of my phones, I don’t normally buy the latest or the highest model, I like to maximize the life of each one, or maybe just an excuse because I’m somehow (kuripot). 😛

 

What’s the best phone you’ve had so far? Are you an Apple fan or Samsung User? What was your first ever phone? Let me know! Leave some comments below. ❤ Hope you can like this post and Subscribe. ❤