Let’s Go ALL NATURAL with St. Ives!

So lately, I discovered myself reading at the back of every product I use for my skin. Trust me, I never do this before. I used to be that girl that gets carried away easily with what’s NEW and what’s HOT, what’s trending and what’s most shown on TV ads. Ever since I got serious with my skin care routine game, well we only have one skin, might as well take good care of it right? Besides I am not getting any younger, so being meticulous about what my skin care products are made of will definitely be more beneficial in the long run.

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St. Ives uses only 100% natural moisturizers and exfoliants, are PARABEN-FREE and does not contain animal ingredients.  Products are made from nature’s purest and most effective ingredients which nourishes the skin from outside in.

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St. Ives Apricot Scrub has been my favorite facial scrub since my teenage years. I remember it being the first legit facial product my mom allowed me to use when I was in high school because it is 100% natural and besides mother knows best, right?

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Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub deep cleans, which is very important especially if you are constantly using makeup products like me. It instantly leaves skin feeling smooth and glowing, revealing the skin’s natural radiance.

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A current shower favorite, St. Ives Renew and Purify Sea Salt and Pacific Kelp Exfoliating Body Wash, is a refreshing body wash which contains Pacific sea kelp, rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants and makes dull skin brighter while providing the hydration it needs.

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It has a relaxing scent which makes shower time extra enjoyable for me.
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St. Ives Nourish and Soothe Oatmeal and Shea Butter Body Lotion, is a non-greasy formula containing oatmeal which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It soothes irritation and redness which I have a lot of considering I have been using whitening soaps for years.  It also has shea butter, which nourishes and moisturizes the skin leaving it soft and supple.  I love the yummy coconut scent to it!

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Traveling always takes a toll on my skin, thank goodness I tried St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer, it dramatically reduced the appearance of bumps and flaking on my skin overnight.  It has collagen elastin proteins, hydrates for visibly softer and smoother skin.

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Have you tried any of these products? Let me know your thoughts on the comment section!

St. Ives products are available at leading supermarkets and personal care stores. Visit their FB Page:  https://www.facebook.com/St-Ives to know more about their products.

Also available at Lazada –  http://www.lazada.com.ph/stivesph/ and BeautyMNL – https://beautymnl.com/brands/st-ives and

https://www.calyxta.com/product-brands/st-ives/

~ ANNE

*This is a sponsored post.*

Safeguard Adventure Camp

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When I told Jeya we were invited for an adventure camp at Exploreum in SM Mall of Asia, she was so excited because she knew she was in for a treat.  Ever since she was a little girl, she already loves exploring and learning lots of new things.

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It was our second time in Exploreum but the excitement and the fun we had were just like our first one.  She loved taking part on the activities Safeguard had in store for us.

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The first activity she did was the Lace to the Finish, where she has to tie the shoelace onto the giant shoe as fast as she can.

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Probably our favorite part was the Dress Me Up because both my kids enjoyed it so much.  It was kind of like a giant version of paper dolls that Jeya loves to play with.

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I was close to tearing up when I watched Jeya teaching Joo on which piece should go where. It was actually one of the first times I saw her being an Ate to his little brother, coaching and encouraging him to play and take part on the activity.

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Now that my daughter spends most of her day at school, she may be exposed to disease-causing germs which not only can make her sick but also her little brother so it is very important that I keep them protected by using superior germ protection that only Safeguard can give.

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Safeguard has always been my family’s trusted body wash for skin germ protection.  I remember my mom always and I mean always makes sure the only bath soap we use is Safeguard, considering how playful and active I was when I was a little kid, I rarely got hospitalized  and I got to thank my Mom for giving me the best protection I needed.  I learned from the best that is why now that I have kids of my own, only Safeguard Pure White Body Wash keeps my family protected from germs.

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Safeguard Pure White Body Wash not only provides superior skin germ protection, but it also maintains the skin’s natural moisture shield.

It is dermatologically tested to ensure that skin is soft.

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Being a mom can be challenging because we always want the best for our kids and we want them protected from germs but we can’t monitor them 24/7, right? For my family, protection begins right in the shower with Safeguard Pure White Body Wash.

Safeguard Pure White Body Wash is available in 720ml (219php), 400ml (145php) and 200ml (85php).

Thank you so much for your time and see you again on our next adventure! xx

~ ANNE

** This post is sponsored by Safeguard.

Goodbye Pimples in 3 days?! Pond’s 3-Day Challenge!

Hey guys! Have you seen my 3-Day Pond’s Challenge?! 5 lucky winners will get to win Pond’s Selfie Kits! Good luck!
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Mechanics:
1.Post a video of yourself doing the 2-step regimen on IG, Twitter, and/or FB with the hashtag #PondsAcneClear and #PondsAcneClearChallenge and tag me @anneclutz.
2.Entries can be posted until August 28, 2016.
3.PondsPH will choose the best videos among all who participated, and winners will get an exclusive #PondsAcneClear selfie kit
4.Winners will be announced on August 29, 2016. PondsPH announce the winners and will send a private message to all winners on how they can claim their prizes.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

~ANNE

Pond’s Acne Clear Facial Foam and Leave-On Expert Clearing Gel are now available at all leading drugstores, supermarkets and department stores nationwide!
Pond’s Acne Facial Foam 50g – 85php, 100g – 155php, sachet 10g – 15php, sachet 4g – 6php
Pond’s Acne Clear Leave-On Expert Clearing Gel 20g – 180php
https://youtu.be/a9W2niL-1UQ

Kape Scrub: The Newest Addition to My Skincare Routine

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Who doesn’t want to have soft smooth skin? To achieve this I use body scrubs, salts and exfoliating gloves to help slough off dead skin cells.

Today I am excited to share with you a great product find, the KAPE SCRUB, it is an anti-cellulite scrub with Robusta Coffee, raw cacao, sea salt, brown sugar, raw honey, virgin coconut oil, moringa oil and Vitamin E.

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It is proudly made in the Philippines and boasts of its organic ingredients all of which are grown locally too!  Whenever I try locally made products I get this feeling of pride in me, I don’t know if its just me, but you know, makes me proud to be a Filipino especially if that particular product is good.

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I love coffee which make this body scrub 10 times more interesting for me. I did some research before I used the scrub and I learned that coffee is not only known as a stimulant but also has numerous benefits for the skin!

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  • Coffee constricts blood vessels so when applied topically it can reduce appearance of eye bags.
  • It can stimulate hair growth.
  • Coffee grounds can be used to exfoliate skin to reveal radiant and smoother skin.
  • It is a diuretic and can diminish cellulite for firmer skin.

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I remember the first time I used the scrub, the whole bathroom smelled like Starbucks and I LOVED IT! I scrub my entire body, including the face, twice a week although it can be used up to 5 times per week but I do not recommend it especially if you have oily skin because I noticed that too much scrubbing can lead to overproduction of oil on my face.

For now, all I can say is that it does help make skin soft which can last 2 to 3 days! I couldn’t believe it either and you just have to take my word for it until you try it out for yourself.  My husband noticed it too and couldn’t help but touch my skin (*wink wink) from time to time. I will have to update you though if I see a difference on my stretch marks and cellulite but I did notice my skin to be firmer.

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I leave this for 10 minutes on my skin, massaging longer on areas like my knees, elbows, armpits and thighs.  If you love coffee this will probably as enjoyable as drinking a cup of your favorite coffee while the rain is pouring down with your theme song playing on the background.

It is available at Kape Scrub for 500php (250mg) which you can use for a month or two depending how often you will use it, you can check out their Instagram HERE, Shopee (for free shipping) HERE and their Facebook page HERE.

I would love for you to try this out and if you did please let me know through the comments section if you liked it too!

~ANNE

The Most Important Part of my Skincare Routine

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All these years, I can say my skin has been pretty cooperative. Meaning I rarely suffer from breakouts which is why I take very good care of my skin. I never sleep with makeup on, I make sure all my tools, brushes and sponges are clean before it touches my face and I take breaks from makeup just to let my face breathe. However, when a dermatologist ask me if I use sunblock. I said no of course because I DO NOT LIKE HOW IT FEELS especially on my oily skin.

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She told me that THE MOST IMPORTANT part of skincare is actually wearing sunblock or sunscreen. Most of the common skin problems are caused or aggravated by sun exposure. Premature skin aging, wrinkles, melasma, dark spots, hyperpigmentation just to name a few, their main culprit is the sun.  Especially if you have been using whitening products, it can be counterproductive if sunblock is skipped, and you go on with your day without knowing that our skin is constantly bombarded with UVA and UVB from the sun.

 

Early this year, I promised myself that I will ALWAYS use sunblock and I am grateful I did because I have noticed better results with most of the whitening products I have been using.  I particularly love Cetaphil Daylong SPF 50+ because I find this compatible with MOST of the foundations I have been using. With my oily skin, it was hard to find the perfect sunblock that will give me the protection I need and at the same time does not contribute to the oiliness of my face.

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It is the only sunblock I have tried so far that does not make me look like a grease ball at the end of the day. Once it sets, it feels as if I just applied  moisturizer on which is better by the way if use matte foundation afterwards. Just a reminder though for fellow oily skinned people like me that use it sparingly, a pea-size amount is enough to cover my entire face.

It is water resistant which is why even if I am sweating a lot I know its still there. It has no scent and non-comedogenic which is perfectly safe for sensitive skin.

So, if you are like me before, who does not know how extremely important it is to protect the skin from the sun while using whitening products, it is never too late to start protecting your skin now!

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Cetaphil Daylong SPF 50+ Face and Body Gel 50ml (620php) is available in all leading supermarkets and department stores.

~ANNE