COSRX : AC Collection Review



It's no secret that I am a fan of Cosrx. I have been repurchasing a lot of their products since I started my K-beauty journey. Given that this brand is a cult favorite because of their good track record when it comes to anti-acne products. I was esctatic when stylekorean collaborated with cosrx to give us a collection that is suited for acne prone skin. 


Here are the common ingredients of all these products:

Centella Asiactica: This ingredients soothes, repairs and heals the skin by minimizing the appearance of pores and blemishes. It also helps stimulate collage production.

Asiaticoside: Promotes wound healing, strengthen collagen formation and has anti-aging properties.

Madecassic acid: Promotes production of collagen.


AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser



Most of my favorite cleansers are made by Cosrx. This cleanser has a pH level of 9 to 9.5. It comes in a 150ml tube-type container and has a very mild scent of lavender. Most people are put off by the salicylic acid ingredient as it can be too drying. It did not dry out my face even if I use it everyday. It helps in removing most of my makeup and sunscreen residues. Surprisingly it did not strip my skin's moisture. When I first used it, I felt a little bit of tightness. People who have dry skin will definitely like this product.


Before washing with
AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser
After washing with
AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser

Ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, PEG-32, Potassium Hydroxide, Palmitic Acid, Lauric Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Lauramide DEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Pinus Sylvestris Leaf Oil, Potassium Cocoate, Salicylic Acid, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, Disodium EDTA




Rating: I will give this cleanser 4 out of 5 because it contains ingredients that are not suitable for oily skin such as stearic acid,myristic and lauric acid.

AC Collection Calming Liquid Mild 


I have a combination of oily and dry skin. But lately, I have been breaking out due to over-exfoliation. I wanted to try products that will balance my skin PH level while fighting these pesky pimples. The one that I am looking forward to use is this Calming liquid mild. 

These products claim that it provides the same treatment as an essence that will help reduce redness and inflammation. I have been incorporating this product for my day and night routine. The toner itself is very mild and has a strong scent of tea tree oil. It does not sting and the consistency is like an essence, light upon application and is easily absorbed. It removes impurities like dirt and excess oil. 

It does lessen the redness and it helps in reducing the size of my pimples. I find my face glowing and refreshed the next day. This one has 85% green tea water listed as it's first ingredient.It comes in a 125 ml frosted bottle with twist-type cap. The liquid consistency is like water, transparent and clear. This toner is hydrating and a gentler version of the Cosrx BHA Skin Returning A-sol. Plus points that this toner is alcohol free.



Rating: Giving this toner 5 out of 5 as it is hydrating,mild and does not aggravate my existing pimples. Promotes wound healing and minimizes break outs. I wish this product comes in a bigger bottle.


Ingredients:
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Betaine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betaine Salicylate, Gluconolactone, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Glycerine, Panthenol, Allantoin, Arginine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid


AC Collection Acne Patch



I can't remember how many times I repurchased the original Cosrx pimple patch. It's my go-to acne patch whenever I have an active break out. I fell in love with this upgraded version as I can wear it during daytime without it being too obvious.This acne patch comes with 26 hydrocolloid patches that contains centella asiatica. 


This acne patch comes in three different sizes. It includes nine small acne patch 9x13mm, nine medium acne patch 11x16mm and eight large acne patch 15x23mm. The patch is oval-shaped and highly adhesive with a thinner border. This patch saves me time and can target multiple acne areas. If you are acne-prone like me, you will understand that it's quite hard to put multiple patches on a lot of problematic areas. 

This patch really helps in covering multiple pimples as it is now bigger and longer. Plus points that it can now cover the break outs on my jaw line and hair line as well. It deflates the pimple and sucks the gunk effectively. I used this on a pimple that was about to pop out on my forehead and the next day, it reduced in size.


Ingredients:
Carboxymethylcellulose sodium, Polyisobutene, Rosin, Polybutene, Mineral oil, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polyuethane film

Rating: I give this acne patch 5 out of 5  as it helps soothes and cover multiple break outs. This has become my favorite acne patch and plus points that  this patch is wearable during daytime.  

AC Collection Blemish Spot Clearing Serum






This serum comes in a 40ml clear plastic bottle with dropper. The consistency is like water, transparent and clear like the toner. The bottle of the serum is not heavy and can be brought when traveling. This serum claims to calm active breakouts & red spots, clear acne & dark spots, promotes faster skin recovery from scar and uneven texture. No tacky feeling upon application. It has a mild scent of tea tree oil. Since this serum is easily absorbed, I used this on my day time routine. Putting this before makeup application give me a more hydrated base. I find it is best to pair it with the toner, as it heals most of my active breakout much faster. It does calm down the redness and minimizes scarring.


Ingredients:
Propolis Extract, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Panthenol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Allantoin, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Asiaticoside, Asiatic acid, Madecassic acid, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Sucrose distearate, Glyceryl Strearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Dipropylene Glycol, Ceramide NP, rh-Oligopeptide-1v


Rating:I give this serum 4 out of 5 as it calms down the redness and hydrates my skin. I still get break outs but this serum does help with faster wound recovery. Like most serums, this one requires long-term use to fully see the result

AC Collection Ultimate Spot Cream

This spot cream comes in a white tube with a pointed applicator. It reminds me of the Cosrx centella cream but in a tube form. It has a creamy texture that leaves a white cast so you have to blend it well and apply a very thin layer if you are going to use it on your day time routine. I prefer using this on my night time routine coz I don't really have much time to blend in the morning. It has a mild tea tree scent like the toner and serum. It works well in reducing the size of the small pimples. For cystic acne you have to apply this for a longer period of time. It has a brightening effect on the area that you applied it in. 



Rating:I give this spot cream 4 out 5 because it helps in reducing inflammation. However, it leaves a white cast when you apply it in the morning. It's hard to control the amount of product that is going to be dispensed due to the packaging

                 Ac Collection Lightweight Soothing Moisturizer

 It has a creamy consistency and comes in an 80ml white tube with twist-type cap. It has aloe vera leaves extract, propols extract and green tea that helps in moisturizing and soothing the skin. It has a non-sticky feeling upon application. Easily absorbed by the skin and light weight. It helps reduce the redness of my skin.

Ingredient:
Propolis Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cyclomethicone, Cetearyl Olivate, Betaine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Olivate, Panthenol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Xanthan gum, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arginine, Zinc PCA, Betaine Salicylate, Mentha Haplocalix Extract, Menthyl Lactate, Citric Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid






Rating:I give this moisturizer 4 out 5 because it is light weight and reduce the redness of my face. Would not recommend this moisturizer for cold weather or those who live in an area with cold climate as you need a much more heavy moisturizer for that. 

Progress:
I still have active break outs but I can say that it's now manageable. As you can see on the image below, I was able to prevent a cystic acne to form on my chin. It was actually starting to hurt and I thought by the next day it will become bigger. But after three days, the size was reduced. The pimple on my cheeks was very red on the first day and due to continued usage of the AC collection, it helped in reducing the redness. You can also see that I look more hydrated in the second picture. I think with long-term use my desired result will be achieved.

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Where to buy and how much?
 You can find great deals  and value for your money K-Beauty products at www.stylekorean.com


AC Collection Ultimate Spot Cream $22 or P1146
AC Collection Blemish Spot Clearing Serum 40ml $27 or P1407
AC Collection Lightweight Soothing Moisturizer 80ml $90 or P990
AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser 150ml $14.30 or P745
AC Collection Calming Liquid Mild 125ml $24.20 or P1261









Lazada Celebrates the Empowered Filipina with Women’s Festival February 2020 and Beauty by LazMall Launch


Lazada Philippines kicks off February with the Lazada Women’s Festival, a month-long
special event, celebrating the empowered Filipina woman. As a fast-growing online lifestyle destination,


Lazada embraces its commitment to empower all kinds of women through its wide range of brands, amazing deals and digital innovations. Lazada also introduces Beauty by LazMall, a new online destination aimed at redefining the digital beauty experience.


“Our platform’s diversity is something that we are proud of. I’m happy to share that this Lazada Women’s Festival is our biggest yet. This February, we encourage you to Be Your Own Kind of Woman, to celebrate your own kind of beauty, your own kind of fashion, your own kind of home, and your own kind of motherhood. We have five special sales across Beauty, Fashion, Home, and Mom & Baby categories to best serve the interests and shopping needs of every kind of woman,” shared Ray Alimurung, Chief Executive Officer of Lazada Philippines at the official launch of Women’s Festival February 2020 and Beauty by LazMall held on February 5 at the Mind Museum in BGC, Taguig.


At the event, Lazada welcomed avid beauty enthusiasts, experts and brand partners, who were introduced to the Lazada Beauty Council. Recognized as esteemed and sought-after trendsetters, the Beauty Council consists of well-known fashion & beauty influencers, Vern and Verniece Enciso; fast-rising fashion and beauty Youtuber Rei Germar; professional makeup artist and entrepreneur, Albert Kurniawan; beauty advocate for all genders and colors, Johnreyslife; and the country’s #1 beauty vlogger, Michelle Dy. Each one shed light on the latest trends and shared their refreshing points of view on beauty - one that’s more inclusive, diverse, playful and vibrant.


Beyond a one-stop destination for shopping needs, Beauty by LazMall provides an end-to-end innovative digital beauty shopping experience through the widest range of on-trend beauty and makeup brands, exclusive beauty sets, and beauty tech innovations, such as the L’Oreal Magic Mirror, an augmented reality feature where shoppers can try on makeup before adding it to cart. The curated selection of international and local beauty brands includes: Benefit, Blingpop, Bobbi Brown, Burt& Bees, Clinique, COSRX, Covergirl, Disney by Luxasia, Dr. Jart+, Esfolio, Estee Lauder, Human Nature, Kamiseta Skin, Kocostar, Kora Organics, L'Oreal, MAC, Matrix, Maybelline, Olay, Origins, Seoul White, Shiseido, Snail White, VMV Hypoallergenics, VV and Co.

“We wanted to create a special platform within Lazada to cater to the tech savvy Filipina beauty maven, where she can get the best end-to-end innovative digital beauty experience through new and exclusive brands, the best deals, and tech innovations available only on Lazada. But what’s most exciting about Beauty by LazMall, is that we have created a shopping platform that celebrates the NEW beauty – where we celebrate beauty that’s playful, vibrant, diverse and inclusive. A beauty playground where everyone is invited,” shared Neil Trinidad, Chief Marketing Officer of Lazada Philippines.

This month-long celebration for women aims to empower and encourage Filipinas to take that next big step to fulfil their passions and desires in just one click. Avid beauty fanatics, fashionistas, home decorators and our hip and on-the-go moms should mark their calendars for amazing deals all month long: Fashion & Home and Beauty Sale on February 7-9 with over 3 million deals and 200 participating brands; Valentine’s Day & Payday Sale on February 13-15; Home & Living Sale on February 17-19 with over 500,000 deals up to 80% off; and the much-awaited Baby Fair Sale on February 19-21 with over 300,000 deals and 200 brands up to 80% off!

Experience Lazada’s best in beauty with #BeautybyLazMall, and get ready to add to cart during February’s month-long #LazadaWomensFestival.
BEAUTY DEALS
1. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation Makeup 30 mL: PHP 399 to PHP 299
2. L'Oreal Paris Rouge Signature: PHP 399 to PHP 319
3. Olay Regenerist Whip 50g: PHP 1,999 to PHP 1,299
4. St. Ives Face Scrub Acne Control 1 oz: PHP 95 to PHP 81
5. Snailwhite Glowstarter Kit: PHP 1290 to PHP 935
6. Belo Intensive Whitening Body Lotion SPF30 150ml + FREE 50mL: PHP 209.75 to PHP 199
7. Tresemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo 620ML: PHP 1,197 to PHP 838
8. Revlon Kiss™ Cushion Lip Tint 4.4ml: PHP 575 to PHP 402.5
FASHION DEALS
1. Fitflop Women’s Uberknit Ballerina: PHP 5,990 to PHP 3,594
2. Roxy Womens Fitness Fashion One Piece Swimwear (Multicolor): PHP 4,990 to PHP 3,470
3. ALDO Women's Wedge Heeled Sandals: PHP 4,295 to PHP 2,200
4. Heys Duotrak Luggage: PHP 9,690 to PHP 6,583
5. Jansport Recruit 2.0 Red Polyester Dobby: PHP 4,490 to PHP 3,592
6. Sunnies Studios Nikka Square Cat Eye Sunglasses: PHP 599 to PHP 300
7. Ella Fashion Dumpling Design Tote bag (with Shoulder Sling and Free Twilly Scarf): PHP 132 to PHP
180
8. JYS. Ladies Suede Fashion Block Heels: PHP 209.39 to PHP 195
9. Mio Mio by Silverworks Open Heart with Simulated Diamond Earring and Necklace Set: PHP 199 to
PHP 194.02
HOME AND LIVING DEALS:
1. Qoncept Furniture Lampan Table Lamp: PHP 999 to PHP 495
2. Cannon Towel: PHP 85 to PHP 75
3. Fleece Blanket: PHP 188 to PHP 180.83
4. Celina Home Textiles Cotton Bed Sheet Set: PHP 181 to PHP 172. 38
5. Fashion Shop Water Tumbler: PHP 40 to PHP 30
6. Abby Shi Fordable 7 Pcs Stainless Steel Kitchen Tool Set: PHP 175 to PHP 154.46
7. Cart Basket Storage/Shelf Laundry/Utility Cart with Wheels: PHP 239 to PHP 201
8. FIXA Tool Kit 17-pcs Professional Hardware Home Repair Accessory Tools Set: PHP 899 to PHP 484
MOM & BABY DEALS
1. Pampers Baby Dry Pants XL – 50 x 3 packs (150pcs) – Extra Large Diaper Pants (26-37 lbs): PHP 1797
to PHP 1437.60
2. Lactum 3+ Plain Powdered Milk Drink 2.0kg: PHP 3,985 to PHP 2,789.5

3. Akeeva Luxury Reversible Travel Stroller: PHP 22,000 to PHP 12,255
4. Buy 1 Take 1 Premium Mother Baby’s Sleepsuit: PHP 355 to PHP 293
5. Ecomom Eco 33 UV Sterilizer: PHP 12,000 to PHP 9,000
6. UniLove Powder Scent Baby Wipes 100's Pack of 6: PHP 516 to PHP 335
7. Cycles Mild Laundry Detergent 800ml Refill + Cradle Natural Bottle & Nipple Cleanser 700ml Refill:
PHP 439 to PHP 339
8. Tiny Buds Natural Baby Bottle Nipple and Utensil Wash 500ml Set of 3: PHP 710 to PHP 297
9. Graco Stroller Evo Grape: PHP 28,999.75 to PHP 14,000
10. Philips Avent Electric 3-In-1 Sterilizer: PHP 6,999 to PHP 4,999
Keep up with the latest beauty must-haves on Beauty by LazMall via these channels:
http://bit.ly/Lazada-BeautybyLazMall, http://www.lazada.com.ph,
https://www.facebook.com/LazadaPhilippines, instagram.com/lazadaph/ and https://twitter.com/LazadaPH!

Careline launches first local male ambassador for makeup brand


As a beauty brand that embraces diversity and gender equality, Careline launches PBB Otso big four winners and real life couple Lou Yanong and Andre Brouillette as its newest ambassadors.

The first ever local love team to endorse a makeup brand, Lou and Andre embodies the powerful message that Careline consistently conveys: Makeup doesn’t have to be gender specific and the art of makeup is a form of expression that anyone must be able to experience freely.

True to form, Careline offers a wide array of beauty needs for all genders specifically for women, members of LGBTQIA+ community and also for straight men.

Lou is a big fan of Careline’s Multi Pot, a cream to powder finish that is perfect as blush, tint, and eyeshadow; and a mix of Softe Suede in Trophy and Mood for a peachy shade.


On the other hand, some of the products that Andre uses are Careline Oil Control Face Powder that keeps skin matte and shine-free; Best Brow Liner, perfect for creating thicker brows; and Soft Suede in Icon, a nudish brown shade perfect for men.


As Careline welcomes Lou and Andre, it aims to assert its position as a diverse makeup brand that is for inclusivity, individuality, and beauty that is for all.

To know more about Careline, visit https://careline.com.ph/ and follow their social media accounts: www.facebook.com/blythebycareline, and https://www.instagram.com/blythecosmetics/.