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From 10 to 3: Miyu Skin Care by Amway (A Review)

To say I a.m obsessed with skin care is an understatement – and to me, nothing beats Japanese and Korean brands when it comes to skin care. Maybe it’s the fact that they know Asian skin better than anyone, their amazing dedication to R&D and commitment to using nothing but only the best ingredients from Nature.

That’s why the invitation from Amway to mark the first anniversary of their very own skin care line, Miyu, came as a nice surprise.

For the uninitiated, Miyu is Amway’s very own foray to the exciting World of Korean skin care. Their unique advantage is they’re making it less complicated for Everyone – by removing the (sometimes) tedious ten-step process and simplifying it to just three.

While I do not mind going through the motions and finishing the whole 10 steps, there are definitely days when all i wanna do is just make sure My Face is clean, devoid of make-up and just crash and sleep.

Miyu’s line up of there products are all infused with natural ingredients, with buckwheat sprout and chaga mushroom on top of the list and are said to be rich in anti-oxidants to help revitalize and brighten the skin.

The process begins with the Miyu Free Me Up 3-In-1 Whitening Cleanser with cleansing, moisturizing and whitening effect. Intended to remove make up residues, dirt and oil; this cleansing cream also moisturizes and whitens skin.

Step 2 is the Miyu Pore Me Down 3-In-1 Whitening Toner with toning, pore minimizing and Whitening effect.

Unlike other toners that stings upon application, this one is a lot milder (I still felt a slight tinge upon application), and there’s no strong smell. If you’d Love to have that smooth, glass-like, pore-less look that is so common among Korean celebrities – this might be the perfect tool to achieve the look.

Lastly, we have the Miyu Easy-Peasy Baby 3-In-1 Creme with SPF30 PA++ for whitening, protesting and moisturizing.

A small dollop can go a long way with this beauty creme – it feels a bit heavier compared with other Korean-branded creme; but In spite of that, there’s no sticky feeling after every use. The test sample I have from above seems a bit too much but I was just about to spread it so it doesnt look good on camera – but yes, a small amount really goes a long way.

I’ll share with you what I learned from watching all these K-beauty channels: apply on the face evenly; then spread by massaging your face in circular motions.

Typical of all Korean-made brands, Miyu comes in a cute packaging; with the colors pink and green giving off that strong Kpop girl group vibe.

These babies are exclusively distributed via Amway Philippines only and has recently marked its first year in the Philippjnes.

My verdict?

These babies are worth a try!

Retailing for PHP499 for the cleanser, PHP699 for the toner and PHP749 for the moistirizer – price points is a mix between the current selling price of other beauty brands in the market.

I will keep on using these to test their effectivity; but offhand- for the last three days, my face is less oily and more moisturised.

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Product Review: Novelina Deep Sea Collagen Mask & CoEnzyme

We all have our guilty pleasures – bags, vices, that six-figure pair of shoes, a cartful of cosmetics and jewelleries.

Whatever that maybe – these guilty pleasures keep us sane, helps us relax and remains as our own dose of happy pill. In my case, my go-to mood booster is the so-called “Korean 10-step Face care process.” I get a kick out of all the cleansing, scrubbing, gentle messaging, slathering and the whole nine yards of Face care. The highlight for me is Always the part where I put on a Face mask; pop on to whatever Korean Variety show I a.m watching and just chill.

So, it’s not surprising that I have a ton of Face masks, of every variant, brand and sizes at home.

Some of My stash: Innisfree, Dermal, Farm Stay

I collect them how a 10 year old would collect his trading cards. So I a.m excited when I was asked to review two new face mask variants from skin care brand Novelina.

I first tried the Co-Enzyme Anti-aging & Age Defying Mask and here are My thoughts:

  • I Love that the smell is not too strong and not to cloying.
  • After taking off the mask sheet, I noticed that the essence (composed of Algae extract, fish scale collagen, Allantoin, among others) were not too sticky.
  • The mask did not dry out easily even after I left it on my Face for a long time.
  • Mask is sturdier compared to other brands; material is a bit thicker compared to those sold by Innisfree and Face Shop — however…
This Time using the Deep Sea Collagen Mask

I also find them too big.

And that’s my only problem with Novelina Face Masks – I don’t know what size they are based; but everytime I use it; I feel like a giant lumpia (spring roll) wrapper has been slapped on my face! The slot for the nose is too big; the slot for the mouth is on my chin and I keep on trying to adjust the holes that were supposed to be for my eyes!

But other than that, Novelina is a promising brand. I just tried the Deep Sea Collagen Mask and I love it. For one, it smelled better than the Co-Enzyme variant, and the essence is more watery, without any sticky residue.

Like always, I left the masks on for a good 10-15 minutes; washed it off with miscellar water and my Face felt immediately refreshed after. Skin also feels more supple and softer; just the perfect prep for the next skin care step. At this point, I would usually start massaging my go-to Laneige Face essence on my cheeks, forehead and crease line near the amount; moving on to the Eye essence before usually ending the whole thing with a slather of Nivea Face Creme.

Would I recommend the product?

If you’d like to add something new and different from your usual brands; you can give Novelina a try.

Both variants contain Collagen which is a known anti-aging Ingredient, while the glycerine component whitens, leading to fairer skin.

I a.m looking forward to trying this again – hopefully, by that Time, the size of the sheet masks have also been improved.

My no-make up; freshly-scrubbes; Face mask-pampered Face

MySlim knows beauty inside and out; throws support for Ms. Earth Philippines 

mySlim knows the science of beauty.

As one of the country’s safest and most trusted slimming products, mySlim believes in aiding a woman’s journey to beauty both inside and out. Infused with the powerful combination of Yerba Mate, Carnipure and Palatinose, which aids in developing a slim physique, while also keeping skin young looking and supple. 

True to its brand, mySlim is proud to be part of this year’s search for the new Ms. Earth Philippines. The winning candidate will, of course, represent the Philippines as the country vies once again for the crown of Ms. Earth. A pageant unlike others, Ms. Earth has long stood out for using the platform of beauty pageant in advancing and putting emphasis on environmental issues. 




We were lucky to be one of the media people invited by mySlim to meet 10 of the gorgeous women vying for the local title during a recent press presentation – and to get to hear the women talk about their advocacies, their thoughts on beauty and health, as well as their passion to advance their respective causes.

First – and it’s a given – the candidates were all gorgeous: long-limbed, svelte and sexy and rocking 5-inch heels while sashaying the run-way. 

But more importantly, they are really smart: wielding day jobs as diverse as flight attendant, former Senate staff, teacher and even a medical physicist, among others. They are also very passionate about the environmental causes that they support, well-versed on their platform and knows the issues that they push inside and out. 


The girls credit exercise, healthy diet and of course a boost of mySlim for their enviable figures. They are quick to admit that it’s not easy to maintain their curves, but thanks to mySlim, they are given that extra boost to stay healthy and beautiful at the same time. 

That’s because mySlim is a beauty product that works in tandem with healthy lifestyle choices. It is made of all-natural ingredients – Yerba mate, known for reducing fat absorption and allows body to burn fat without shedding muscle mass; carnipure and palatinose serves  as a metabolic booster that helps boost energy and physical performance. 

As mentioned by one of the girls, mySlim is for those who knew that beauty and a healthy body does not come easily; there are no quick fixes – you have to watch what you eat, you have to exercise, you have to sleep late and you have to maintain a positive disposition in life to be truly beautiful – inside and out. 


The new Ms. Earth Philippines will be crowned on Saturday, July 15. Exuding confidence, intelligence and true beauty (both inside and out), I could very well said that any one of these Earth Warriors is truly deserving to take the crown. 

Aqua Mineral  relies on the power of nature to make Filipinas more beautiful 

Aqua Mineral, the first and the most trusted skin care brand when it comes to Dead Sea Mineral-based skin care products brings us another innovative and unique concept for Filipino skin care enthusiasts. 
Known for its premium cosmetics line ranging from the basic skin care to anti aging products to men’s care sets and the most amazing and awesome products when it comes to effectiveness.

Aqua Mineral boasts itself of having only natural ingredients – sourced straight from the Dead Sea in Israel – in all of its products. 

This is the same reason why Aqua Mineral products are offered at a higher price point. Users are assured of premium quality and effectivity. At the end of the day, the price of investment in making yourself look healthier and more beautiful is worth it. 

A company known for its innovative approach to beauty, Aqua Mineral brings the concept of nature working as the best aide for beauty and wellness with the introduction of the first salt room in the country! 

This concept was conceived and inspired by the hundreds of years old Natural Salt Caves of Europe where various research shows that salt miners working within rarely get sick. With this new found elixir of health, there was an instant clamor for salt rooms or halo-therapy centers in many western countries, as Salt Therapy is recommended for various ailments and illnesses.

In the Philippines, Aqua Mineral is the first to bring this kind of technology. I paid a visit to the Aqua Mineral boutique located at the upscale Century City Mall to take a look on this new emerging technology. 

True enough, within the confines of the quaint, tastefully-constructed store is a salt room where virtually all surface are covered with three different kinds of salt – Sea Salt, Dead Sea Salt and Himalayan Salt. All of which have their own unique health benefits to boast and has so many write ups and review about them. I was allowed to touch the walls and indeed the salt embedded were fine and solidly packed in the small room. 

Aqua Mineral embraces and celebrates the power of nature’s oldest crystal. The Salt Rooms provide a dry, sterile and pollutant-free environment. Salt therapy is safe non-invasive and is naturally anti-inflammatory and enriched with negative ions. The more negative ions you are exposed to, the better and more energized you feel! Salt therapy is recommended as a positive addition to regular medical care and is offered as an alternative and complimentary healing method, thus expanding treatment options.

With this launching of the salt room, the Philippines can now enjoy the privileges of having salt caves like Europe. Visit them at Robinson’s Malate, Gateway Mall and Century City Mall. 

For any queries contact them at aqua@cosmetigroup.com.ph and http://www.facebook.com.ph/aquamineralph Instagram @aquamineralph, Twitter @aquamineral_ph.