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Dear Klairs Vitamin C Serum Review

November 26, 2016

Hey, rookie mommas! and beautiful ladies!

I know, i know, I've been MIA in the past few days. Work has been really busy and the Christmas rush is already in the air - which explains the reason why I haven't really been up to writing and updating my blog. 

For those who have been following my IG knows that I am currently following the Korean skincare regimen so I am trying and testing several products and brands that would work on my sensitive - eczema - skin and so I've recently acquired this by far the most impressive Korean skincare product that I have ever tried from my recent Althea haul as you can see below:


I took advantage of Althea's 2 + 1 promo where the cheapest product among the three products on your cart will be free, so for this haul my free item was the Skin & Lab Dr. Pore Glacial Clay Facial Mask - which I will be talking about very soon because I cannot seriously stop raving about this mask! Like, seriously! Best everyday mask evah!


I took me a while to find a Vitamin C serum because there aren't that much in the market here in the Philippines and most of the Vitamin C serums available aren't really using pure Vitamin C. Another reason is that Vitamin C is known to dry your skin fast as it is a strong product to be directly put on the face - which scares me a lot because I always get eczema on my cheeks! So I did a few research and found Dear Klairs in Althea and got really curious. I watched tons of Youtube videos, read blogs review, and did a lot of reading before I've finally decided to try the product.  

Before I got into details of what it did to my skin, let's get to know Dear Klairs Vitamin C serum first.

Dear Klairs Vitamin C Serum (Image below from Althea website)


Review:

I have only been using Dear Klairs Vitamin C serum for about a week now and I have seen major changes on my skin sensitivity and tone. I did not felt any sting or itchyness, it did not dry out my skin, no breakouts. I did feel the heat effect when rubbing on my face but it didn't do any negative effect on my face - it honestly felt a bit relaxing. I noticed my pimples became smaller until it dries up, I notice the redness on my face from eczema were completely gone, the visible pores on my cheeks closer to my nose were noticeably smaller, and my face became smoother. Will definitely buy again!

How I use it:

2. I double cleanse with pure Argan Oil from Wellspring of Morocco
3. I triple cleanse with Mustela Stelatopia cream (Designed for eczema prone skin)
4. I tone my face with pure Witch Hazel toner from Healthy Options
6. Tone my face again with same product from #4
7. I use Dear Klairs Vitamin C Serum when the toner is fully absorbed by my skin.

Whew! That's 7 step already! I don't stop at 7 by the way, I still have an ampoule, essence and a heavy cream, so that makes it 10!


Price:

Dear Klairs Vitamin C serum is currently priced at P1,010 in Althea. If you're looking for an on hand readily available bottle here in Manila, you can check @darabeautymarket on Instagram, they sell each bottle for P1,000.

Recommendation:

I highly recommend trying out this serum no matter what your skin type is. However, do your own research first and you need to check what your skin's PH level is, you have to understand the science behind it if you're a bit hesitant to buy. It did work on my skin well but might not work on you. So, do your research and watch reviews on Youtube! :)

You wouldn't be seeing any before or after pictures here because I am too lazy to document the changes.

Other products to watch out for a review:


This was my previous skincare routine before I got my serum and mask and I am loving how each of these product work on my skin and they don't clash. Let me know on the comments below which product you want me to give a review next!

I was just checking the entire line of Dear Klairs in Althea's website, maybe I'll be getting their cleansing oil and toner next. *giggles

Ti'll the next skincare review!

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - skincare junkie at its finest!

#RookieMommyPHTurns2 Giveaway: 8 - Day Korean Mask Sheets from Budget Beauty PH

November 20, 2016

Hiya, Rookie Mommas!

Happy Anniversary to Rookie Mommy PH!

As my way of saying thanks for your never ending support, and for being part of our exclusive community for rookie moms - First Time Moms Philippines, We'll be giving away 8 Korean Face Mask Sheets specially curated by yours truly and Budget Beauty PH.

Eligibility:
  1. Giveaway is open to both residents of Metro Manila and Philippine provinces.
  2. Giveaway is open to the members of First Time Moms PH only.
Mechanics:
  1. Like and follow Budget Beauty PH social media accounts below:
  2. Like and follow Rookie Mommy PH social media accounts below: 
  3. Post a selfie and tag @budgetbeautyph and @rookiemommyph on Instagram.
  4. Winner will be drawn via random.org and will be notified through her Instagram account.
  5. Winner will be announced by November 25, 2016, Friday night.
There you go! Hope you have fun, and thank you for your continuous support!

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - Happy 2nd year anniversary to Rookie Mommy PH!

#RookieMommyPHTurns2 Giveaway: 3 Pack of Chili Tamarind from Garahe Produce


Hiya, Rookie Mommas!

Happy Anniversary to Rookie Mommy PH!

As my way of saying thanks for your never ending support, and for being part of our exclusive community for rookie moms - First Time Moms Philippines, We'll be giving away 3 250 grams pack of this overly addictive chili tamarind from Garage Produce!

Eligibility:
  1. Giveaway is open to both Metro Manila residents only.
  2. Giveaway is open to the members of First Time Moms PH only.
Mechanics:
  1. Like and follow Garahe Produce social media accounts below:
  2. Like and follow Rookie Mommy PH social media accounts below: 
  3. Comment on this blog post your top 3 food na pinaglilihian noong buntis kapa or kung buntis ka ngayon. Don't forget to include your email address with your answer. :)
  4. Winner will be drawn via random.org and will be notified through the email address that you gave below.
  5. Winner will be announced by November 25, 2016, Friday night.
There you go! Hope you have fun, and thank you for your continuous support!

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - Happy 2nd year anniversary to Rookie Mommy PH!

#RookieMommyPHTurns2 Giveaway: Sanosan Baby Wash Set from Shopback PH


Hiya, Rookie Mommas!

Happy Anniversary to Rookie Mommy PH!

As my way of saying thanks for your never ending support, and for being part of our exclusive community for rookie moms - First Time Moms Philippines, We'll be giving away a Sanosan Baby Wash Set specially curated by our generous sponsor - Shopback Philippines!

Eligibility:
  1. Giveaway is open to both Metro Manila and Philippine provinces residence.
  2. Giveaway is open to the members of First Time Moms PH only.
Mechanics:
  1. Like and follow Shopback PH's social media accounts below:
  2. Post a photo of you with your baby with a caption: "Me and (insert your child's name) will surely enjoy this Sanosan gift set from @shopbackph and @rookiemommyph during our bath time!" on Instagram.
  3. TAG @shopbackph and @rookiemommyph on your photo before posting on Instagram
  4. Winner will be drawn via random.org and will be notified through her Instagram account.
  5. Winner will be announced by November 25, 2016, Friday night.
  6. The prize will be shipped by Shopback PH straight to your doorstep.
There you go! Hope you have fun, and thank you for your continuous support!

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - Happy 2nd year anniversary to Rookie Mommy PH!


Not your usual snack: Chili Tamarind by Garahe Produce

November 13, 2016


Hello, Rookie Mommas!

It's been a very busy month so we got a lot of catching up to do! I know, I've been MIA for about 3 weeks now but now worries, I got a lot of new blog post lined up for you (and lots of giveaways this November) so you can keep coming back. And hey, #RookieMommyPHTurns2 in a couple of days so you have to watch out for the awesome stuff that I'll be giving away.

...and speaking of giveaways, here's something sweet and spicy to look forward to. A friend recently introduced me to this overly addictive snack called Chili Tamarind, it's basically tamarind added with a little spiciness to it. 


Photo grabbed from my friend - Joan Paras

Of course, we are fairly familiar with sampalok or tamarinds that we usually buy in supermarkets or sari-sari store but what's different with this produce is that it is locally produced, made, and packed, it does taste a bit healthier too, I mean knowing that it is organically grown. You only pay P50.00 for a 250 gram pack! (Introductory price). They are fairly new and testing the market still so I suggest you better grab one pack before the price starts going up. BTW, they also sell dark chili chocolates!



I personally love it's taste, being in love with tamarind and anything sweet, spicy, and sour. So, I would like to announce that we will be doing a giveaway of this goodie on November 20, 2016 as part of #RookieMommyPHTurns2 giveaway! Mechanics will be posted on the blog by 20th so better watch out!

Do check out Garahe Produce Facebook page here and their Instagram account here.



Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - perfect para sa mga nag lilihi!