Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hot Seat Review: Neutrogena Wave Cleanser

I promised before to give a review of this product, so I better start now. :D ... uhhhhh. in a few minutes.. haha. :)

So today is my first day of classes here in De Lasalle University. :) I was able to make my own schedule to think that I was ssoopper sooper late .. :))

my sched every mon and wed is 8am to 9:30 and the following class starts at 2:40 pm. Then every tuesday and thursday, 8-:9:30 followed by 1pm class until 4:10. :D yeahp that's how I did my schedule. why? First of all, to have ample amount of time for the next subject in (which turns out to be busmath and actbas which I have heard are not that easy) case I have a test since I am just a transferee, I still need to do some adjustments. 2nd reason is that, I can also go straight to B's house to have some chitchat with them and have some bonding time outside. :D 3 hrs and 30 minutes to 5 hours of waiting is not a joke! haha..

Anyway,... lo and behold.. the Neutrogena Wave Cleanser, is it a Yey or a Nay?

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When I saw this, I was thinking of buying one because I'm getting OC when it comes to my face. Knowing that it costs 575 php (not sure), I need to try it. I bought tit without knowing that the pads are actually the cleansers!! I just thought they were pads and I had to put some face wash on it.  One bad thing about this one, is the price of the pads. If you would like to continue using the device, you have to get more pads which costs 400php. I think it consists of 30 pads every box. For me, that's a NO NO. I would like to use a cleanser of my own choice. I was thinking of using cotton pads which can be bought in watsons or groceries, and putting my cleanser on it. But the cotton pad was too thin that I can feel the scratchy thing of the wave cleanser (where you attach the pad) but it's tolerable.

The product is water-resistant and it is 2AAs battery operated. Attaching a pad is a breeze. Wash your face with water, damp the pad with water, and voila, instant face massage while cleaning your face! When I started using the product, I was glad I bought it even though the only thing it does is to vibrate. It is still better than using your bare fingers/hands in washing as it prevents tugging and pulling of my skin which means lesser wrinkles in the future. And it gave a good finish and super clean slash neat face! But, it was too early for me to say it when I noticed my skin is getting flaky or dry (cheeks area). Maybe because of the cleanser from the pads? I had no idea what type of Neutrogena face wash they put in their product. I was worried of what will happen after using it again. Will this do better or worse? In the end, I stopped using it because I lost my refill pads, and I was thinking that maybe the cleanser it came with the tool is too harsh. I have oily skin on my forehead and chin and a little on my cheeks, but my cheeks are still too delicate. I hope, Clarisonic will be the solution to this problem.

For those who have super super oily skin, USING THIS POWER WAVE CLEANSER IS A MUST! You have to try it! :) .. For those who have the same situation like me, I suggest using them on your forehead, and chin (or those areas that produce so much oil) and try to avoid using them on your cheeks or any areas where there is less production of oil. This may be too harsh on your skin and irritation  may occur. You can also ask your dermatologist some opinion and advice regarding this one and if this will be fine with your skin. :)


Christine ♥

Monday, January 3, 2011

Philosophy Purity & Cetaphil Daily Cleanser: which is better??


Happy New Year!!! :D insert Belated at the 1st part, HOHOHOHO.

I know I know, I'm too early to greet you with that! :)))

Let's not beat around the bush. I'm here to ask on your opinion about these 2 cleansers. Actually, I have 3 but the 2 are just the same in most of the aspects. As you all know, or.. some.. I bought a Clarisonic Pro as a gift for the 4 of us: my eldest sister who has dry and sensitive skin, 2nd sister who has oily and sensitive skin, my mom who is not getting any younger and has sensitive skin with fine lines, and me, who is having a hard time deciphering whether I have oily skin or a combination of oily and normal skin. I am also having some bumps on my lower jaw and near my hairline. I really really hate it.

Before my package arrives, I would like to prepare the cleanser I want to use. They are recommending to use a mild cleanser since the tool is strong already to penetrate the cleanser to my skin and it means I should not use something harsh to my skin and I think the Pond's with a black tube will be too harsh. After months of reading and watching some reviews, I have heard that it is best to pair it with Philosophy made Simple. I admit, that is too expensive for me! But, if I am sure this will work for me, I will buy it with my own hard earned money. But the problem is, each of us reacts differently with products, so I am not sure if it will do good for me or not.

Later on, I have heard Cetaphil. I have been using their gentle cleanser for all skin types and I think it's good but not great since it doesn't diminish my bumps on my jaw and doesn't keep the oil at bay. So I saw this daily facial cleanser FOR normal to oily skin and maybe this could be the answer.

However, I have read that if you use Clarisonic with the Cetaphil cleanser, it will make your skin prone to sensitivity. I don't know how but that's what is bothering me. I hope you could help me decide on which to purchase. Or else, I'll end up buying both! :))

Thanks in Advance! :D


Christine ♥
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