I am by no means a girl that you would call kikay. By principle, I do not comb my hair and go literally bare-faced (no makeup whatsoever, not even loose powder) when out facing the world. Well, I do use lip balm (Carmex and Burt’s Bees) every now and then when my lips dry out, but that’s pretty much about it. As for hygiene, I use just regular commercial soap and shampoo strictly for cleansing purposes.
Browsing through the GT forums, I noticed the cult following for Cyleina soaps which was already in its seventh thread. What about it has other girls babbling for that many threads? Curiosity got the better of me and I started slogging through the myriad pages, even going so far as researching about the soaps on good old Google. So yes, you could say that I got carried away by the hype and bought 3 variants from a nearby reseller the next day: Black Pearl, Tomato and Kojic Acid. Of the three, Black Pearl worked the best for me. It feels sooooo good on the skin because of the cool, minty feeling it leaves–so perfect for this current El Niño weather. I use it on my face too, and I noticed that three days or so after using it, my face was no longer as oily as it used to be. And I am now a wee bit fairer too (this is a whitening soap as well, by the way). ^_^
Another skin care product I took notice of was A Bonne’ Spa Milk Salt Scrub. I read in one of the threads that it works really well in tandem with the Black Pearl. Squandering time one night at Watson’s, I discovered that they have A Bonne’ products–and that they are surprisingly cheap. I got myself a bottle of their Spa Milk Power Salt Scrub Double Collagen (an upgrade I suppose from the original Spa Milk Salt) for just 75 bucks.
Excited as a kid with a new toy, I used it that very night (with the Black Pearl) when I took my nighttime bath. And amazingly, it did work its magic on me. My skin did feel smoother afterwards, especially the skin on my elbows and knees. I have been using it every 2 or 3 days for about a couple of weeks now and I must say that it did help in brightening up my skin. It sure beats using a pumice stone (panghilod) for exfoliation and removal of dead skin cells. XD
All in all, my skin is quite happy with the combination of these two. I have used up my Black Pearl and is currently trying the Grapeseed soap (whitening + moisturizing) and so far it works with the salt scrub as well. My bath time is so much more fun now with these products.
There are a couple more products that I am trying right now, but I’ll be posting them later when I’ve experienced their full effects (or maybe the lack thereof).
How about you, any particular bath products you love? ^_^