Product Review: KIKAYSIMARIA FACE AND BODY SET

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Hello everyone! How's it going? It's been almost a month since I last updated my blog. I've been busy with school and other things that's why I wasn't able to post new entries and even upload new videos. Thank goodness, I finally found the time for my blogging life!

Anyway, you've probably seen already on the title of this post what's this about. Last month, I received the KikaySiMaria Face and Body Set from Ms. Eloisa Co (fellow beauty blogger), the girl behind KikaySiMaria. She partnered with The Queen's Essentials to create her very own skin care line. The set includes four products --- Glutathione Lotion, Obagi Blend Soap, Collagen Toner, and Collagen with Emu Oil Cream.

Let's talk about the facial products, first. I've been using this set religiously since last month. I decided to wait until I finish the moisturizer before blogging about it to really see the result. The KSM Skin Care line have whitening and anti-aging benefits so most of the products from the set contains collagen.




KSM OBAGI BLEND SOAP (Php 120)



"Potent Tri-active Beauty Bar – enriched with the best combination of Arbutin with lemon peel extract, Kojic and Glutathione. This bar is made of unique blend that helps whitens, rejuvenate skin and removes blemishes."

During the first days of using this set, this soap would give a mild stinging sensation. It's actually normal because that means that the soap is already taking effect. Be careful though because this soap is very strong so avoid the eye area because it stings like hell and you will cry! Hahaha! According to the directions, you should leave the lather on your skin for about 2-3 minutes before rinsing it. I usually just leave it for 1-2 minutes. After rinsing it, you'll feel that your skin is dry and maybe that is because this soap is a powerful one. The pink area is the arbutin with lemon peel extract, the white area is glutathione, and the orange part is kojic

I must say that this soap is pretty good. It was able to lighten my dark spots. However, it wasn't able to treat my pimples. This isn't a healing or treatment soap though so it's okay. It took about almost two weeks before I noticed the lightening effect. Here's my before and after shots:

Before (August 2014) | After (September 26, 2014)

As you can see from the image above, the pimple scars on my right cheek were lightened as well as the other mini dark spots on my face. I got new zits on my brow area though, hence the new scars so never mind that part na lang. :)


KSM COLLAGEN TONER (Php 120/60ml)



Honestly, I think that this toner is just an okay product for me. It doesn't give you that drying or tightening of the skin feeling like other commercial toners do. However, like other toners, it's able to remove excess dirt and traces of makeup. It also smells a bit like alcohol but the scent doesn't linger and it disappears after the toner's been absorbed by the skin. I've been using it day and night because that's what it says on the direction.


KSM COLLAGEN WITH EMU OIL CREAM (Php 99.00/10g)


This has got to be my favorite item from the KSM set! It smells so good and it's very moisturizing. According to the instructions, you should use this at night only so that's what I've been doing. Unfortunately, I emptied the pot already but it actually lasted for over a month because a little goes a long way. Aside from being moisturizing, this cream also helps give me that glowing and supple skin. It's working its wonders overnight as you sleep so when you wake up in the morning, you'll have this soft and healthy-looking skin. 



Here's another before and after image. I started using this skin care set during the second week of August 2014. The after photo was taken just before I started writing this post.



After over a month of using the KikaySiMaria Skin Care Set, I noticed that my skin really improved. It looks smoother and healthier now. If you're wondering how to properly use the set, here's the direction for use:

DAYTIME:
1. Wash your face with the Obagi Blend Soap and soak for 2-3 minutes. Please do not apply directly the bar soap on your skin.
2. After rinsing, apply the Collagen Toner.
(Don't forget to apply sunblock before leaving the house)
3. Apply Glutathione Lotion (body).

NIGHT TIME:
1. Wash your face with the Obagi Blend Soap and soak for 2-3 minutes. Please do not apply directly the bar soap on your skin.
2. After rinsing, apply the Collagen Toner.
3. Apply the Collagen with Emu Oil Cream evenly on your face.

If you noticed from the direction, the Collagen with Emu Oil cream should only be used at night. I recommend that you still use a moisturizer during day time because it is very important, considering also that the Obagi Blend Soap is very strong. It is also indicated on the instructions that you should apply sunblock and it is actually a must! If you're wondering what sunblock I'm currently using, well, it's the YC SkinCare Pore Minimizing and Oil Control Sunblock which I will discuss further on a separate post. :)

Oh, you think that's all of it? Let's not forget about the KSM Glutathione Lotion!


KSM GLUTATHIONE LOTION with CUCUMBER SCENT (Php 250)



I am absolutely in love with this lotion because it smells so good! The consistency is thicker than other commercial lotions, almost like a cream, actually. It's really moisturizing and easily absorbed by the skin. It doesn't give you that sticky feeling so good job on that, KSM! :) As you can see in the photo above, it comes with a pump so it's convenient to use. If you look closer, you'll see that it has a clip which serves as a stopper so that you can bring it with you anywhere you go and you won't have a problem in accidentally dispensing the product when you put it inside your bag. The KSM Glutathione Lotion is now available in D&G Light Blue Scent.


The KIKAYSIMARIA SKIN CARE SET costs Php500 which is not bad, actually! It's very affordable already, considering you'll already get a complete set. They're also selling the products individually so yay for that because honestly, I don't think I won't be buying the whole set again since I'm not a fan of the toner but I am willing to repurchase the Collagen with Emu Oil Cream and the Glutathione Lotion. :)

If you want to know more about this set, please click here to read Ms. Eloisa Co's post about her own skin care line.




Stay awesome and accomplish your mission! :)
-ivsc-

3 comments:

  1. it's my first time to encounter this brand and so great to see its nice effects :)

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  2. Wow I'd like to try the cream and the soap! Is it available im Watsons or the mall? :)

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    1. Hi Almari! This is available online lang. :)

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