Sunday, November 6, 2016

Use Proactiv Green Tea Moisturizer for Dry Skin

Hey Coffeeholics! Christmas is just around the corner. AND you know what that means! It means COOLER weather. Oh thank goodness! There are a lot of benefits with cool weather (which also means its time to whip out those sweaters and cardigans hehe!) but there are also down sides which one of it is DRY SKIN. Ugh. Well here’s some good news to those who have dry skin coz once again our favorite skin care product, PROACTIV, has a solution! Buti na lang!  It’s time now to check out the Proactiv Green Tea Moisturizer for dry skin!

Proactiv+ Green Tea Moisturizer is a lightweight, nongreasy formula contains Green Tea, to help fight free radicals and is rich in mineral and botanical extracts. It has been designed to help soothe dry skin without clogging pores and is the perfect moisturizer for blemish prone skin. So basically, it just means my dear coffeeholics that this product is ideal for MEN and WOMEN with dry skin associated with acne medication because it helps maintain skin moisture and a soft, supple tone.

Proactiv+ Green Tea Moisturizer
Oh and just to be clear, here are the benefits of using Proactiv+ Green Tea Moisturizer:
· Provides relief to dry, irritated skin
· Non-Comedogenic (won't clog pores)
· Contains Green Tea EGCG, a potent antioxidant designed to fight free radicals while helping to soothe and calm the skin
· Features hydration ingredients and minerals and emollients that are designed to nourish and soothe the skin
· Alleviate skin dryness


Product Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Sodium Polyacrylate, Iris Florentina Root Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Trideceth-6, Zinc Sulfate, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Alcohol, Allantoin, Propanediol, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Polyquaternium-11, Disodium EDTA, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool.

I tried it out myself and loved how cool and soothing the gel like consistency of the product. Not only that, the part of my skin where I had put some of the moisturizer feels supple and smooth, while the rest is dry and well.. DRY. Haha.  You know what I mean! So yeah, it really really works. If you have the Proactiv 3 Step System, this will complement it. You can apply the Proactiv+ Green Tea Moisturizer daily to alleviate dryness. You can also wear it alone or under makeup. Oh and don’t forget, when using the 3- step system, the Proactiv+ Green Tea Moisturizer should be applied after Step 3 – Repairing Treatment.

Photo Credit: Proactiv Philippines Facebook

So if you guys are interested, you can buy Proactiv+ Green Tea Moisturizer at these locations:
a. Proactiv Online Shopping:
b. Proactiv Door-to-Door Delivery Hotlines: Metro Manila Landline: (02) 729-2222 Globe Provincial: 1-800-8-729-8888 PLDT Provincial: 1-800-10-889-4444 Mobile No.: 0917-801-8888
c. Proactiv Mall Kiosks 
Ground Floor, Glorietta 2 – Contact Number: (02) 512-5885 
2nd Floor, Trinoma – Contact Number: (02) 512-5981
d. Selected Watsons and SM Department Stores:
G/F, SM Cubao Department Store (Beauty Section), Cubao, Quezon City
G/F, SM Makati Department Store (Beauty Section), Ayala Center, Makati City Level 2, SM North Edsa Department Store (Beauty Section), North Ave. cor. EDSA Quezon City
G/F, SM Megamall Department Store (Beauty Section), Building B., Ortigas, Mandaluyong City Level 1, SM Fairview Department Store (Beauty Section), corner Regalado Avenue, Quirino Highway, Quezon City 
G/F, SM Southmall Department Store (Beauty Section), Alabang - Zapote Rd, Almanza Uno, Las PiƱas 
G/F, SM Mall of Asia Department Store (Beauty Section), Seaside Blvd, Pasay City 
Level 2, Watsons, SM Megamall 4, Building A., Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
G/F, Watsons, SM Mall of Asia, near Starbucks, Seaside Blvd, Pasay City 
Upper Ground Floor, Watsons, SM Aura Premiere, near Hypermarket, McKinley Parkway, Taguig

Suggested Retail Price:
Php999, 30ml 1fl.oz 

Delivery Fee (Hotline and Online Order):
Php150 – Metro Manila
Php330 - Provincial

***FREE delivery for Online and Hotline order if purchased along with Proactiv Solution Combination Therapy 30 day or 60 day kit!***

Hope this Christmas Season you will beat the "dry skin" season as well with Proactiv+ Green Tea Moisturizer! 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Truth About Acne and Proactiv

Hey coffeeholics! How is your skin lately? Well I’m pleased to say that the acne on my skin, especially my face, has not been making an appearance that much ever since I’ve been using Proactiv. I haven’t had any major zits for several months already! Well, I’m pretty much sure you wanna know how this can also be true to you! Well here are some things you need to know and realize about the truth about acne.

My BEFORE Pic. Yes I have zits around my mouth area, sometimes on my cheeks, forehead, or my chin area. 
Acne is the most common skin disease and very common to teenagers. Nearly everyone experiences acne at some point in life. Honestly, I’ve been having acne ever since I was in high school! It may last for a few months or a few years. An acne blemish begins approximately 2-3 weeks before it appears on your skin’s surface. So while it may seem you get a pimple overnight, what you’re actually seeing is the final stage of a much longer process. Shocking right? So the saying that you got pimples because napuyat ka kagabi  is NOT TRUE!  It actually starts in your sebaceous hair follicles – the tiny holes you know as pores. Yes PORES. Deep within each follicle, your sebaceous glands are working to produce sebum, the oil that keeps your skin moist and pliable. As your skin renews itself, the old cells die, mix with your skin’s natural oils, and are sloughed off. Under normal circumstances, these cells are shed gradually, making room for fresh new skin. Dead skin cells may block the pores, resulting to over accumulation of oil underneath. Bacteria that live on the skin naturally begin to grow and multiply in this site, triggering an inflammatory response causing a red, angry pore that we may see as pimple already at the tail-end of the acne formation process.  
I guess the next logical question would be – what provokes acne?

Contrary to popular belief, acne is not caused by eating too much chocolates or oily foods, nor does it occur exclusively on teenagers. Acne is a cyclic process that everyone experiences, and can occur at any age. Stress, periods, climate, cosmetic products (comedogenic), drugs and industrial chemical are factors that provoke acne. So maybe one sleepless night doesn’t provoke acne but the stress from sleepless nights can. Lam na!

And now to the pressing question, how to prevent acne?

Nourish - There is no miracle diet to clear acne, but a healthy, balanced diet can help your skin fight acne. Choose fresh, unprocessed foods from all four groups and drink eight glasses of water a day, or more when you exercise. Totoo. Our body is made up of almost 70% water so we need that.

Cleanse - To maintain clear skin, stick to a daily acne-fighting skin-care routine. Gently wash your face with a soap-free exfoliating cleanser twice a day to remove excess oil, dirt and dead skin cells. Avoid over washing, which dries out your skin and causes it to produce even more oil.

Protect - While small amounts of sun exposure may seem to clear acne at first, the sun actually dries your skin, causing it to produce more oil and dead cells, creating the ideal environment for blemishes. Avoid excess sun exposure and wear at least SPF 15 sunscreen every day, even if it's cloudy.

Rest - A good night's sleep (7-8 hours) can do wonders for your complexion and immune system, which helps fight infection to clear acne more quickly. 

Exercise - Your skin benefits from an increase in blood flow and blood oxygen level achieved by exercise. If you are prone to body acne, wear loose-fitting, breathable clothing when exercising, and shower with an acne-fighting body wash soon after. 

Relax - Acne starts inside hair follicles, where your sebaceous glands produce the protective oil that keeps skin soft and supple. Hormones control these glands, and psychological stress affects hormone levels. Too much stress can yield too much oil and trigger the acne cycle. So relax—take a bath, go for a walk, do yoga or whatever you want to make you feel happy and calm. For me, that would mean reading a book!

In all honesty, out of those 6 suggestions, I've only been regularly cleansing and protecting but not so much on the others! I am soooo guilty of not doing the 7-8 hours of sleep. So if you want to promote a more acne-free atmosphere, a good night's rest is definitely a must! But still, I think the most effective way is to use the Proactiv Solution Combination therapy.

This is how Proactiv Solution Combination Therapy stops acne:

1. The Proactiv Renewing Cleanser (Step 1) and the Proactiv Revitalizing Toner (Step 2) works by removing dead skin cells, ensuring that the pores don’t get clogged. The Proactiv Revitalizing Toner (Step 2) removes excess oils.

2. The Proactiv Renewing Cleanser (Step 1) and Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Step 3) kill the bacteria and prevent proliferation.

3. The Refining Mask helps reduce the inflammation and swelling. Proactiv is designed to attack acne “proactively” – delivering the right concentration of medicines and acne-care agents, in the right order and concentrations, to help control the acne cycle before breakouts occur. If you have acne, Proactiv Solution is the key to clear complexion.

Proactiv is safe and effective for almost everyone with mild to moderate acne – healing the breakouts you may have today and keeping your complexion clear by helping to prevent future breakouts. By clearing your skin, Proactiv also helps blemishes from leaving behind permanent scars. Proactiv combines mild concentrations of antimicrobial acne medicine with botanical skin-care agents to gently remove excess dead skin cells and oil (to keep pores from clogging); to kill acne causing bacteria inside pores; and to soothe redness and irritation.

Pimple free! Dark spots na lang.. :P
Try it. Promise, you won’t regret it. My face is now clearer and pimple free ever since. You can check out the Proactiv Solution comes in 30-Day kit (P2,495) and 60-Day kit (P3,995) and is available at all Watsons nationwide.