Foreo Bear Review: Facial Workout at Home

Do you do facial exercises? Do you work out your facial muscles? I’ve been reading up and exercising your facial muscles can help with toning the face and also help give you glowing skin. With blood circulating in the face more, oxygen, vitamins and nutrients reach the cells in your face, too. Since I’ve seen the benefits from the products of FOREO, aside from the FOREO UFO and FOREO UFO MINI, I wanted to try BEAR by FOREO Sweden. This blog is about my Foreo Bear Review.

BEAR gives you an energetic facial workout. So just like the other Foreo products, you register and link the device with the mobile application that goes with it. 

Foreo Bear Review

Let me introduce you to BEAR.

Foreo Bear Review: Foreo Philippines

It gives you an energizing facial workout with its microcurrent  technology and the T-Sonic pulsations. It’s also very safe to use because of its Anti-Shock System. The Anti-Shock System scans and measures your skin’s resistance to electricity and automatically adjusts microcurrent intensity for both safety and comfort. BEAR adjusts microcurrent intensity automatically in just 0.002 seconds, so no need to worry about feeling uncomfortable.

It should be connected to the FOREO For You app to guide you in your facial fitness routine. You can also choose to increase or decrease the microcurrent intensity using the app.

The design looks like a bear and is ergonomically shaped to fit facial curves. You can use a fully charged BEAR by FOREO Sweden 90 times, so there is no need to keep on charging the device.

Foreo bear microcurrent toning device review

How to Use the BEAR by FOREO Sweden

Turn on the Foreo For you mobile application. It will ask you to use the Foreo Serum. You will need to use the Foreo Serum and spread it all over your face. The Foreo Serum contains squalene that is an antioxidant and Hyaluronic acid that hydrates your skin. Once your skin absorbs the serum, you can start the treatment using the FOREO BEAR.

My Personal Experience Using BEAR

I was pleasantly surprised when I used it! You will feel a microcurrent running through your skin. It’s surprising if it’s the first time that you are using it. FOREO BEAR and the FOREO BEAR Mini are the only at-home microcurrent devices that feature an Anti-Shock System so it’s really safe to use. 

You will feel these superior microcurrent & T-Sonic pulsations as you use the FOREO BEAR and go through the treatment. The session only lasts for a few seconds, but again the benefits are a lot! If you feel you want to increase the intensity of the microcurrent, just adjust it in the FOREO For you app.

I use BEAR every evening. During these times when I can’t go to my derma or even have a facial (I’m too scared to leave the house), it’s a nice feeling to know that you can have it at your home. 

My skin care routine starts with me washing my face thoroughly. After using my toner, I immediately jump into this session with my BEAR. I use my FOREO UFO after to end my routine.

Foreo Bear Review: Before using the foreo bear microcurrent toning device
Foreo Bear Review: After using the foreo bear microcurrent toning device

After using BEAR, I feel that my skin is tighter and toned. It really feels like my skin is more energized and alive! I love how my jawline feels so toned and chiselled after use (though you can’t probably see it in the pictures).

The most noticeable and visible change in my after pics are the lines under my eyes and on the side. The lines are less visible! BEAR really helped minimize my laugh lines around my eyes. 

That’s the most visible change, so I really look forward to using this continuously. I’ve been using it for close to a month now, and I’m excited to see how my skin will improve more as I age (so ironic!). 

My favorite BEAR feature would have to be the microcurrent (as surprising as it may seem to many!). I feel that it’s really effective and I feel that it will really delay wrinkles and saggy skin from showing up.

So that’s it for my comprehensive Foreo Bear Review. Try it, too, and let me know what you think!

Check out the product at Sephora.ph: https://foreo.se/5kc

P.S. Here is the other article that I wrote about the FOREO UFO and FOREO UFO MINI

Mary Kay Naturally

As a beauty b/vlogger, I would often try whatever I see online. But as I grew more older and more mature in this profession, I realized that what I’m doing affects my overall health. The skin is the largest organ of the body and it’s just right that we care for it as much as we care for the other parts. Today, I’m so happy that I got to receive another product (actually a whole line of products) that is natural. So it’s called NATURALLY from Mary Kay and this natural skin care line just launched in the Philippines.

I don’t have time to vlog yet this week, since I’m testing another product that I will write about soon, but I just wanted YOU, my dear readers, to be the first few people to know about Mary Kay Naturally. This line is composed of a cleanser, exfoliator, oil and moisturizing stick that helps heals and revitalizes your skin.

The ingredients of this line are almond oil, olive oil, cornflower, floral water, and candelilla wax to name a few and these are all natural ingredients and naturally derived (90%). All of the products in this line are free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance and dyes, and SLS/SLES.

To guarantee that everything from sourcing and processing, to manufacturing and packaging are adherent to consumer guarantee standards, EcoCert (European certification body) has given Mary Kay Naturally a COSMOS Natural Stamp. What I like about this line is that it really takes sustainability seriously.

And since it’s made out of natural ingredients and derived naturally, those with sensitive skin can use these products.

Steps and different products:

Mary Kay Naturally Purifying Cleanser

Instructions: Apply to cotton pad and massage onto damp face. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

The Mary Kay Naturally Purifying Cleanser removes dirt and leaves skin soft, refreshed, hydrated, and comforted without the tight, parched feeling from chemical cleansers.

Mary Kay Naturally Exfoliating Powder

Instructions: Shake the container well and avoid eye area and inhalation of the powder. Get a quarter size amount of powder onto your palm. Slowly add water and try to get that consistency that you want. Customize by adding 2-3 drops of Mary Kay Naturally Nourishing Oil. Massage onto your face and rinse thoroughly. Pat dry after.

I’ve been double cleansing ever since a few years back and after I double cleanse, I normally use an exfoliator. This Mary Kay Naturally Exfoliating Power is a gentle exfoliator that absorbs excess oil, encourages skin cell turnover, and soothes skin with an all-star composition of rice starch, hydrogenate castor oil, citric acid, and baking soda. I can’t wait to try this out. I’m surprised that an exfoliator comes in powder form and excited to see how it helps eliminate dead skin cells and dirt.

Mary Kay Naturally Nourishing Oil

Instructions: Apply 2-3 drops to palm, press both palms together and then gently massage onto your face.

I’m excited to use this nourishing oil which has moisturizing and antioxidant properties. Sweet almond oil, sesame oil, olive squalane, and Vitamin E work together to hydrate and nourish skin, leaving it
smooth, soft, and supple to touch. This can be used not only for the face but also for the elbows, hair and nail cuticles for extra moisture.

Mary Kay Naturally Moisturizing Stick

Instructions: Smooth onto dry areas of face and body.

This Naturally Moisturizing Stick is quite unique. This is the first time that I have actually tried using a moisturizing stick. This product is for those with especially for dry skin. The moisturizing properties of candelilla wax, beeswax, and squalane along with antioxidants sunflower seed wax and sunflower seed oil are fused in a balm formula that can be used to treat dry patches on the face, elbow, knees, cuticles or heels.

I’ll be testing this out come November and I’ll let you know what I think. If you are using any of these, hope you can share with us your experience and comment on the comment section below.

Have a great day!

Smart Mask Treatment: Foreo UFO and UFO Mini Comparison Review

I’ve been running a business for the longest time. With the experiences that I have gone through, I learned that two things matter in this life. One is how you use your time makes a difference, and two, rest and rejuvenation is as important as being productive. I also decide which products to use based on these two things. This is why I’ve been an avid fan of Foreo UFO and UFO mini for a month now. And of course, I’ve also been using the UFO Activated Masks with these two devices. 

For today’s post, I wanted to share with you what Foreo UFO and UFO mini are and my experiences after testing both products.

Why I tried Foreo UFO and UFO Mini

As an advocate of having healthy and glowing skin, I usually do a weekly round of research. I check out different “unique” and new things that are in the beauty industry. Products that attract me are those that also leverage on technology, innovate and constantly listen to the ever changing needs of their customers.

This is the reason why Foreo UFO and UFO Mini (and honestly, most of their products in their site) caught my attention. 

For some reason, with the same amount of time, I just feel like we need to accomplish more things. With this, we don’t get to spend as much time with our loved ones.

Foreo UFO and UFO Mini changed my beauty routine. I normally would go through 10 steps in my skincare routine in the evening. With masks that I have to wear for at least 15-20 minutes, the entire routine takes me around 40 to 45 minutes to finish. 

Don’t get me wrong! Although I enjoy doing my routine, as a mom, I would still rather spend that time playing with my daughter. With Foreo UFO / UFO Mini and the UFO Activated  Masks, it only takes me around 90 seconds to reap the benefits of a mask.

How do you Use UFO and UFO Mini?

So UFO by FOREO Sweden is a device that you use with UFO Activated Masks.

Normally, you need to leave masks for 15-20 minutes on the skin to enjoy the benefits. With the UFO and the UFO Mini, you only need 90 seconds. Although, personally, I use one pack thrice every night! Haha! I notice that the Foreo Activated Masks have a lot of serum in one pack. The serum can take me through three 90 second sessions. I really feel so relaxed after one 90 second session that I crave for more.

The UFO by FOREO Sweden comes with an app that guides you on what to do. Once you download the app, you just need to connect it to the device and you’re ready to go. I love that having the UFO, the UFO’s app and the UFO Activated Mask makes me feel that I’m in a spa even if I’m just at home. When we feel tired and need to destress, this is your perfect companion. Plus, you get great looking skin after. 

What I love and what I’ve noticed after using UFO / UFO Mini with the UFO Activated Mask? What are the differences between the UFO and the UFO Mini?

Let’s start with the differences first between these two Foreo Products. The main difference is that the Foreo UFO has the Cryo-therapy mode that cools the skin. Gone are the days when you’d have to place the facial mask pouch inside your refrigerator and wait for it to cool before you use it. Now you can feel that instant refreshing feeling, see your skin firming up and also notice your pores getting smaller because of your UFO. The UFO Mini does not have this feature, so in terms of the activated masks, the UFO Mini can’t be used with the Matte Maniac, Shimmer Freak, Bulgarian Rose and the Green Tea Masks. 

I personally love the design of the UFO, too. Look at this gold plate! It looks so nice and encourages me to keep doing my skin care routine. In terms of price, the UFO is at Php 16,320 while the UFO mini is at Php 11,000.

Now, let me share with you the result of this skin experiment using FOREO UFO, FOREO mini and FOREO Activated Masks.

Look at this! I seriously didn’t use any filter for any of the Before or After pictures above. I’ve been trying out 4 kinds of different UFO Activated Masks with both UFO and UFO Mini for weeks now and I’ve noticed that my skin looks fresher and more rejuvenated. One of my friends even said “Ginger, you are so fair!” during an online call. To be honest with you, my problem is I have a lot of sunspots. This is probably because I loved the beach and didn’t care for sunscreen when I was younger. 

I’ve tried a lot of things and to be honest with you, this is the first time that my dark spots have lightened. I usually don’t see the results or even feel the benefits of wearing masks right after, but with UFO / UFO Mini and the UFO Activated Masks, I get to see amazing skin right after each use. This is probably because of better absorption of the serum during the Thermo-Therapy Mode (when you feel the warmth on your face). Each use also makes you feel more relaxed. With the T-Sonic Pulsations, you feel like you are getting your own facial massage at home. 

What’s my favorite UFO Activated Mask?

All of these UFO activated masks are developed in Korea.  You’ll notice that each one is super soaked in serum inside the pouch. I actually tried 4 kinds of masks.

I tried these ones: Call it a Night, Glow Addict, Youth Junkie and Make My Day. My favorite might be the Glow Addict. It’s probably my favorite though because it addressed my concern of decreasing my dark spots. My next favorite is Youth Junkie. I’m in my late 30s so I’m already concerned about wrinkles showing. This is definitely helpful in reducing those fine lines. 

I still have to get used to Make My Day though. Essentially, Make My Day can be used in the morning. That’s right! Now, you can use a mask in the morning. I think I’m just not used to it, but this variant is definitely a game changer!

How about you? Have you tried UFO, UFO Mini and the UFO Activated Masks?

Which ones are your favorite? What feature do you love the most! Hope you can share it with us!

To purchase Foreo UFO and Foreo UFO Mini, click here.

Stay Strong… Stay Beautiful with Watsons

Get the products that you love from Watsons Delivery or Pickup so you can stay strong and stay beautiful!

The past few months have been very difficult and challenging for everyone around the world. It pains me to see people not being able to see their loved ones and not being able to explore this beautiful world. It saddens me most especially to see businesses close, because I know that what comes next is stress and panic over rising unemployment rates.

All of us never expected this to happen. What I have learned during this pandemic is to focus on the things that you can control. Focus on being more productive. Focus on being stronger, healthier and beautiful. Yes, I say beautiful because if we feel good, we feel happy! With all of these roller coster of emotions, Watsons is by our side.

Here are some tips and recommendations on how we can all stay strong stay beautiful, during these times.

#StayStrongStayBeautiful

Stay Protected – Safety is our number one priority especially at times like these. When you’re a mom, we always try to keep our family safe. Wearing a mask, bringing alcohol, taking your vitamins, washing your hands, and practicing social distancing are one of the most important things to do especially when going out or even just by staying at home. We supplement our diet with vitamins from Enervon, Stresstabs and Watsons Generics. We clean our body with products from Safeguard and Dove and take care of our oral health with products from Listerine, Oral-B and Himalaya.

Stay Prepared – Whether it’s ECQ or GCQ, we’re still not certain if it’s safe to go out. It’s a good thing that Watsons is available for online shopping to cater our daily needs. Our Watsons shopping list always includes brands like Strepsils, Sinecod Forte, Vicks, Solmux and Biogesic to help relieve the symptoms of common illnesses like colds, cough and fever.

Stay Glowing – Take care of yourself. the thing about staying at home is that we forget this important thing. In a recent conversation with my derma, Dr. Gaile (https://youtu.be/rHesjNH7xd8) I asked her why my skin was breaking out. She then asked me about my skin care routine and admittedly so, I told her that I wasn’t following any while at home. After that, I made it a point to follow my skincare routine and put on sunscreen everyday (check out the video of Deoproce Hyaluronic Cooling Sun Gel above which you can get from Watsons, too). Check out my YouTube channel for more Beauty Product Reveiws.

Stay Gorgeous – I miss going to the salon and having my hair colored. It’s a good thing though that there are Youtube videos that teach you how to cut your hair. Thank goodness for technology! Also, it’s great that you can color your hair using the amazing colors from L’Oreal Excellence, Beautylabo or Naturtint.

Watsons is always here to provide us with a wide range of health and beauty products to make us look good and feel great. To provide more value to its Watsons Card and Elite members, Watsons is giving free 100 bonus points for a minimum Php 1,000 purchase of participating products on select weekends: July 31 to August 1 and August 14 to 15.

Shop now at any branch near you.

Check out this list of 700+ Watsons stores open nationwide:
bit.ly/Watsons-Stores.

For those who don’t know, you can also order via Watsons call and pick-up or call and delivery service./

Here is the list of Watson stores and contact numbers to call: https://bit.ly/3fsRUeK. You can also shop online
at https://bit.ly/WStayStrong-Broadsheet.

For more details, follow @watsonsph on Facebook and Instagram.

Veráge Cleanser and Toner: Keep your Skin Moisturized and Nourished

The Veráge Skin Care line is created by doTERRA. These are essential oil-based products.

As a blogger, I have to try out a lot of products. Check this link for my past skin care reviews. And since I sincerely enjoy reviewing skin care products, it takes a toll on my skin. Testing different products on my face stresses out my skin. I would really love for it to “breathe” and just relax sometimes.

And having the ash fall recently really didn’t encourage me to go through my skin care routine at all this entire week. I just feel that if I place other stuff, it would feel icky (thinking that the product would attract ashes to stick on my face). But of course, haha, these are all thoughts.

But anyway, lucky for me, I met Jyl Johnson Pattee and she introduced to me to doTERRA. Just to give you a little information about doTERRA (I’ll tell you more in another post), it officially launched last November 2019 here in the Philippines. doTERRA produces essential oils and essential oil based products. It’s uses a direct selling approach to distribute its products everywhere in the world, and the distributors are called Wellness Advocates. It’s available in 19 countries all around the world.

So moving on, I got to try out the Veráge Skin Care products of doTERRA. The one on the left is the Veráge Cleanser and the one on the right is the Veráge Toner.

About Veráge

What encouraged me to try Veráge is that it is a natural skin care line. It uses natural ingredients. The advanced plant technology used in Veráge promotes the appearance of an optimal lipid balance—the same balance found in healthy, youthful-looking skin. These products nourish and hydrate skin and reduce the visible signs of aging.

What do the products contain?

The Verage line contains plant extracts, pure and potent CPTG® essential oils, and select natural ingredients. The doTERRA Veráge Skin Care Collection delivers results you can see and feel, naturally.

For the Verage Cleanser, the essential oils that they used are Wild Orange, Melaleuca and Basil.

The ingredients are:

As for the Verage Toner, the essential oils that they used for this are Ylang Ylang, Coriander, Palmarosa and Cypress.

The ingredients are: Water, Aloe, Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Water Propanediol, Heptyl Glucoside, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens Oil, Coriander Seed Oil, Copper PCA, Gluconic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Malachite Extract, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Hydroxide and Alcohol.

What I have to say about Verage Cleanser and Toner

I have been using the Veráge Cleanser and Toner for a week already. What I’ve noticed about the product is that the scent is not that strong — it was actually just right. I guess my fear was that since it’s an essential oil-based product, I thought it would be have a strong scent. I really didn’t want products that I would use for my face to have strong scents (just my own personal “feeling” that products with strong scents are harsh and should not be used for the face).

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it was so light and gentle on the face. The consistency of the cleanser is not foamy, but just a small amount of the product can go a long way. How to apply the Verage Cleanser is to spread it on a damp face and neck in circular motions.

For the Veráge Toner, you can use a cotton pad and spread the product all over your face and neck. The product is very light on the skin (feels like water really more than alcohol).

I use both products in the morning and in the evening. So just to share, this is how my skin looked on the 7th morning of using the product.

This is my “woke up like this” look!

I usually have have little bumps all over my face, but in this picture (I hope you see), most of it are gone. I’ve also been very conscious about my sun spots on my cheeks. I loved going to the beach to have a tan during my twenties and yes, now, I see the repercussions of not wearing sunscreen. I noticed that some of the spots have lightened.

The most noticeable change that I have seen is that glow and the dark circles around my eyes have lessened.

So overall, it’s good to try out these two products at least once, and see if these work for you.

The Verage Cleanser is at Php 2150 and the Verage Toner is at Php 1950.

To purchase the product, just go to this link: https://www.mydoterra.com/gingerarboleda/#/

If you also want to know more about the other product of doTERRA, you can join Jyl’s (the lovely lady who introduced me to doTERRA) group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GROWSuccess.Today/ You can also check out her site here: http://growsuccess.today/learn-more