Something New: NIVEA Visage Sparkling White Range

NIVEA Visage Sparkling White Range

Last summer, NIVEA Visage introduced their Sparkling White Range. It’s a matter of time to share this to you, especially now that summertime is over (which means tan lines and bronzers  are slowly taking a backseat) and some of us are conscious on getting their fair skin tone back! 😛

I think most of us Asians desire of having a radiantly fair skin like we see on those poreless flawless South Korean or Japanese actors. Being copper-skinned doesn’t equate to being less desirable, mind you. 🙂 I guess, skin colour is a matter of one’s own preference.

NIVEA Visage Sparkling White Range claims to help achieve such results; that is, keeping your skin fair and glowing no matter what skin type you have. Most products are formulated for all skin types, except for some that are specially dedicated to either oily, dry or ageing skin types.

Each product contains White Crystallites that naturally reflect micro pigments to achieve outer fairness. White Pure Actives (a combination of Dioic Acid and natural lightening ingredient Licorice) regulate melanin production, supporting the skin lightening process from the inside whilst reducing the appearance of dark spots. UVA/UVB Filters protect the skin against against harmful ultraviolet rays that cause premature aging, dark spots and freckles.

Some products under this range have additional ingredients that function for specific purposes (more…)



Nivea teaches us the right way to apply sunscreen

NIVEA SUN Invisible Protection Spray SPF 30
NIVEA SUN Invisible Protection Spray SPF 30

These days, the scorching summer heat surely reminds (or rather, demands) us to apply copious amounts of sunscreen.

But, according to Dr. Stephan Ruppert, Director of Nivea Sun UV Protection Research, “Only very few people apply the amount recommended by the EU – around 36 grams or 6 teaspoons for an adult.”

I, myself, am guilty as charged. I am not the type of person who would apply sunscreen religiously (except for the face of course), nor the type of person who would measure the amount of sunscreen she applies.

Needless to say, it’s not just during summer that we should apply sunscreen. It should be applied every time we get exposed to the sun, protecting our skin against harmful sunrays. I know that most of us are already aware of the damaging effects of UV rays brought to our skin—from sunburn to skin cancer. Although sunburn would be an “it” thing this season, skin cancer (such as melanoma) is never “cool”. 😉

Going back, merely applying sun block won’t do you good if you’re not doing it the right way. Nivea has developed these easy-to-follow guidelines on how much you should apply your sunscreen in order to reap its full benefits of maximum sun protection.

Nivea’s rule of thumb for adults & children

Dr. Beate Uhlmann, the brains behind these guidelines, explains us how to apply the correct amount of sunscreen:

How to apply the right amount of sunscreen by NIVEA

You can’t go wrong if you use the length of your own hand to gauge the right amount. Apply twice this amount to each leg (don’t forget your feet), to your chest and stomach area, and to your back. This allows you to reap the full benefits of the sun protection factor, and you can feel safe and protected in the sun. A hand’s length of sunscreen is equivalent to about 15 sprays of Nivea Sun spray.

The length of an adult’s hand is also the basis for gauging the appropriate amount of sunscreen for children. This amount is adjusted according to their age and height and then applied to the individual body zones as described above. (more…)



Skin Care Love: Obagi Nu Derm.

Obagi Nu Derm Kit

I have always been curious about Obagi products ever since my best friend I introduced them to me years ago. She used to go to Belo Medical Group for her skincare woes, and that’s how she discovered Obagi. Amidst researching about the brand, I’ve stumbled upon lots of raves—from common people to celebrities. So, I surmised that this product seems to work, perhaps because it claims to work on the cellular level. However, the steep price tag forced my desire (as well as my wallet) to take a backseat.

I have been frustrated with my skin since time immemorial, mainly because of zits, zits and more zits—not to mention, the dullness and the visible pores. I have taken and applied various medications courtesy of my dermatologist, and I am so glad that my skin is in almost tip-top shape. Well, I still get a nasty dot here and there, but it’s not something as horrible as before I visited a skin doctor.

Come Obagi’s 11th Anniversary in the Philippines, I attended the event sans hesitation. It didn’t fail me, of course! I have learned so much more about the product, particularly on the technical side of how it actually works. What’s lovelier is that I get to try Obagi Nu Derm products, which I still religiously use alongside with my Shiseido Pureness skincare kit.

So, here’s some of Obagi Nu Derm products that I’ve tried:

Obagi Nu Derm Kit + Gift Card

This gift must be super special!

Obagi Nu Derm Kit

(L-R) Obagi Exfoderm, Obagi Gentle Cleanser, Obagi Toner and Obagi Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35

Obag Gift Card

Thus, this perfect gift comes with a Php 5,000 gift card. I used it to buy Obagi Foaming Gel for oily skin. I also used it to try the Obagi Nu Derm facial, which I enjoyed a lot! (more…)




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