Month: September 2015

Amplify your Life with JBL Splashproof Audio!

If there’s one thing about us millenials that consistent, it’s how each one of us wants to go out and explore new horizons, opportunities and experiences. Millenials strive for that work-life balance, being really hardworking on a 9-5 job, then spending leave credits and holidays by being whisked away to the beach, a weekend hike up a mountain, going on road trips, volunteering for worthy causes, among other endeavors. It’s safe to say millenials are more active, inspiring other generations to do the same.

With this lifestyle, we constantly update our social media platforms, and upgrade our gadgets just to keep up. More often than not, we get frustrated about our gadgets not giving us the performance we expect to get from them. Other than that, we also tend to pick gadgets which are multipurpose, it has to at least take good photos, be able to play great audio and video, with water resistance, shockproof features a very helpful add on.

Once you get through all that, you finally pick a decent gadget, but now comes the next obstacle, picking the accessories. While travelling, especially on road trips, I find these two things, really important: speakers and headphones. While they aren’t essential, they really do bring another dimension to every experience. Like say, you’re at a beach, the serene view is very calming, but come nighttime, you’d love to have a bonfire, complete with smores, and funny stories about friends, then to make it even more fun, you bring out your speakers, plug it to a party playlist on Spotify, and suddenly you’ve started an impromptu dance party. Then you and your friends have way too much fun and end up splashing in the water, inevitably hitting your speakers, wouldn’t it be perfect if your speakers were water proof for that?

Enter the Harman group of companies (JBL®, AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, and Revel®), where their newest products from

JBL® have better sound quality, functionality, and applications. As the leader in revolutionary sound, JBL continues to push audio boundaries through innovation and personalized sound technology. This year, JBL elevates every user’s experiences with immersive audio to make life even more epic!

Now, there are a lot of tech brands offering speakers and sound systems, so what sets JBL apart from everybody else? 

These three features are the exact reasons why:

1. BIG SOUND

  • Sound quality is the #1 consideration in portable speaker purchase, and with JBL, speakers have really great audio even in small enclosed spaces.

2. SPLASHPROOF

  • WATER RESISTANCE: One of the most important value added future for use case extension, like what I said before, there’s nothing like a ruined gadget on a beach trip to dampen your mood 

3. WIRELESS DAISY CHAIN

  • MULTIPLE CONNECTIONS: Capability to wirelessly connect multiple speakers together  that enhance your music experience. I was soo amzaed at how a speaker can connect to other speakers, or how you can use multiple speakers with same device, and vice versa

Currently, JBL has these amazing products in the market:

JBL Charge 2+ and Clip+ Speakers

Take music with you on outdoor adventures and during spring and summer months filled with days near lakes, beaches and water parks. These ultra-portable speaker systems are versatile in their durability, provide hands-free listening and deliver powerful, high-quality JBL sound. Splashproof means there is no need to worry about rain or spills, and you can even clean these JBL speakers with running tap water.

Both the JBL Clip+ and the JBL Charge 2+’s connectivity are not just about the music, but the devices are also about staying connected while you are out and about. Use Bluetooth to communicate with others through the built-in, hands-free conference speakerphones. With noise and echo-cancelling technology, along with a built-in microphone, the JBL Clip+ and the JBL Charge 2+ will ensure that your phone conversations are never less than crystal clear—even if you are near the loudest waterfall.

Both models are available in eight colors: Black, Blue, Red, Gray, Teal, Yellow, Pink and Orange.

JBL Charge 2+ Portable Speaker System (SRP P7,995) 

Before a speaker can be described as truly versatile, it must be able to handle the unexpected. And the JBL Clip+ has been created for this purpose— from its durable, splashproof design to its portability. Its built-in carabineer makes it possible to bring music on all of your adventures. Whether you toss it into your backpack at the end of your day or bring it to your kayaking outdoor adventure, the JBL Clip+ can take care of itself. Its durable, double-injection housing protects the speaker and ensures that it will always produce the same quality audio as it had on day one. During the summer months, music can complement any activity with this very convenient form factor.

JBL Clip+ Ultra-Portable Speaker System (SRP P2,995)

The JBL Charge 2+ takes the party everywhere – be it poolside or dancing in the rain – and amplifies the excitement. It is a portable, compact stereo speaker with room-filling sound and a battery with capacity enough to power your lifestyle—however active it may be. Allowing you to listen wirelessly and charge endlessly in rain or shine, its 6,000 mAh lithium-ion battery keeps the music going for a full 12 hours, with power to spare for charging phones, tablets and other devices through its USB port to ensure that you are never left hanging without your tunes or mobile device while on any expedition. The device anticipates that some adventures will no doubt be taken with friends; the speaker’s social mode lets up to three people take turns streaming music from their mobile phone, tablet or laptop playlists.

JBL Flip 3

The JBL Flip 3 is a versatile wireless portable speaker that delivers powerful sound and equipped to travel the world with its new, rugged, splashproof design and 10-hours of battery life to play music from the day, well into the night.

JBL® Flip 3 (SRP P6,495)

For added convenience, the JBL Flip 3 also features a noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for crystal clear calls, and JBLConnect technology that can wirelessly link multiple JBL Connect-enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience.

JBL Pulse 2

With sensational sound and synchronized flashes of vivid,full-color light, the JBL Pulse 2 intensifies music anytime, anywhere. Listeners can wirelessly stream songs from any smart device and watch the glow of the JBL Pulse 2 as it illuminates the room or evening sky to the rhythms of their favorite hits. To elevate and personalize the LED lightshow experience, the JBL Prism color sensor lens matches and reflects any color it’s pointed at,amplifying the colors of life.

JBL Pulse 2 (SRP P9,995)

The high-quality stereo sound, splash proof design and 10 hours of playtime make the JBL Pulse 2 the perfect party companion. To further amplify the listening experience, the JBL Pulse 2 features a noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for crystal clear calls and JBL Connect technology to wirelessly link multiple JBL Connect-enabled speakers together. For those looking for the pinnacle of personalization at the tip of their fingers, the JBL Connect app lets users further customize the lightshow and configure JBL Connect settings. Download the JBL Connect app to unlock even more interactive features waiting to be discovered on the JBL Pulse 2.

This one was seriously trippy, I love how the lights really moved to every beat of the music it played. Even more amazing is how water bounces off the speakers when you pour some on it!

JBL Extreme

Through JBL’s technology and patents, the Xtreme’s rugged, splashproof portable speaker is empowered with four active transducers and two bass radiators that enable listeners to feel the music with its powerful sound, while on-the-go. The JBL Xtreme also features a noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for crystal clear calls, and JBLConnect technology that can wirelessly link multiple JBL Connect-enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience. This extraordinary stereo sound will fuel boundless adventures – whether indoors or outdoors, poolside or at the beach.

JBL Xtreme
(SRP P15,995)

The JBL Xtreme isn’t just for playing music, as users can charge other devices with its dual USB charge-out ports, connect up to three smartphones or tablets and take turns playing DJ. The device also provides a noise and echo cancelling speakerphone option for clear conference calls by simply pressing a button.

JBL Reflect Mini BT, 

JBL Reflect Aware™ Earphones

JBL Reflect Mini BT – a small lightweight Bluetooth sport headphone designed for ultimate comfort and stability in combination with great JBL signature sound.

JBL Reflect Aware™ – the world’s first sport headphone that delivers both best in class active noise cancelling performance and the ability to mix in sound from the environment for greater awareness of the surroundings when the user wants it.

JBL Grip – a new line of durable and comfortable headphones to enjoy JBL signature sound for action sports. Designed to never fall out and stand strong after every flip, grind and crash. Whether in the gym, on the slopes, pavement or mountain trails, JBL provides the soundtrack for every athlete.

I personally got to try the JBL Reflect Aware earphones, and the sound quality is just astounding. Surprisingly, the earphones fits in my ear really well, because I have a really bad history with in ear earphones (usually they don’t fit).

The speakers and earphones are amazing right? Wait till they announce the arrival of new products from Harman Kardon and Yurbuds this October!

For more information about the Harman Group and updates on their products do visit their websites for JBL and Harman Kardon, like them on Facebook, and Follow them on Twitter (@JBLPH) and Instagram (@jblph)

Every product posted here is currently available at JBL/Harman Kardon Concept stores and will soon be available nationwide

First two photos from 99TravelTips, others provided by JBL.

Ending this post with a photo from my blogger bestie Chessika!

Unity through Yoga with the Global Mala Project

This Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, the Global Mala Project, the largest unified worldwide yoga event, will occur. This is in line with the United Nation’s Day of Peace and the Fall Equinox and will be held at WhiteSpace Manila.

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Dedicated to promote peace and positive change through yoga, as well as raise social consciousness and funds for noteworthy causes, The Global Mala Project is Teresa Hererra’s annual heart project. Seeking to create a “mala around the earth,” (In traditional yoga, a mala is a set of beads, used to focus awareness during meditation) she was inspired by her yoga mentor and the Global Mala Project’s founder Shiva Rea, to bring the event to our shores. 

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As a model, environmentalist, and yoga teacher, Teresa shares the vision of her mentor in creating a positive energy through yoga that would pulsate around the world. In the recent months, she has been working closely with event producers and yoga centers around Manila to ensure the success of this event. All of the event collaborators are doing the work completely pro-bono, to ensure that 100 % of its proceeds go to charity. This year’s event will benefit Children’s International.

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I love yoga, sure, it entails a lot of practice, patience, and a lot of focus, but it does calm the mind. The Global Mala Project is a great way to refocus on life with yoga, as well as help out with Children’s International, the event’s beneficiary.

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“Yoga is a union of body and mind. When you practice yoga, you put yourself in a state of openness and grace. From this place, mindfulness stems and we make conscious decisions for ourselves and for our world around us,” she emphatically shares. 

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While the beads of the mala allow an individual to focus during meditation, it is the hope of the organizers of the Global Mala Project to create a chain of connection and compassion among those who will be a part of it. “There is no pre-requisite to begin this practice. Just an open mind and an open heart. Hope to see you on the mat,” is Teresa’s message to the class attendees.

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To give everyone a preview of the main event on Sept. 26, we were invited to a private Vinyasa Yoga class at A Space Manila. It was lead by Beyond Yoga instructor, Nikki Torres, and it was both a challenging and relaxing yoga session.

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I haven’t done yoga in a long while. I think the last time I did it was when I did Anti-Gravity Yoga (AGY), also at Beyond Yoga. Then again, yoga has a lot of different styles, and as you can see at the end of this entry, the schedule of The Global mala Project Manila shows you how multi-faceted yoga actually is.

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I really really really tried my best during the yoga class, choosing the more difficult version of poses rather than the easier alternative. I haven’t done it in a while, so it was the perfect time to push myself.

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The class ended with a meditation session led by Francois Flaviano, which was sooooo soothing I almost fell asleep on my Manduka yoga mat.

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Then I just had to have some snaps with my loves Chessika and Ruth, after than body lengthening and posture improving yoga session.

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We also got to enjoy detox coco water from Tropicana, where they infused coco water with lemon, cucumber and lime. It was very refreshing after the intense sweating.

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If you guys are free, do go to The Global mala Project this Saturday, come clear your head while doing a workout, and helping children in need all in one project. Each ticket is for sale at Php 750, but it’s already a full day pass, and you get to pick whatever classes you’d like to go to.

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For more information Like Global Mala Project Manila on Facebook, go to the Event Page and Follow @globalmalamanila on Instagram.

Feel Positively Better with Jeunesse Anion (Review Included)

For most of us women, red days are the most dreaded days of the month. It’s during these days that are moods are usually significantly low, and can hinder our performance, be it at work, school, at home, or elsewhere. While I find my red days tolerable, and can get through it without other emotional casualties, others have it worse, having unbearable cramps and dysmennorhea. During menstruation, the excessive level of hormone prostaglandin makes uterus squeeze really hard and arteries get blocked, thus, causing the pain.

So during your time of the month, aside from a warm bath, exercise, a diet high in calcium and antioxidants, tap into the pain reducing abilities of anion. Also known as negative ions which are naturally found in lighting, ocean surf, waterfalls, and mountain air among other sources, research shows that it also improves alertness and relaxes people who are in severe pain.

Available in five variants– ultra-day pad, day pad non-wing, ultra night pad, all-night, and panty liner, each Jeunesse pad is not only made of the softest sterilized cotton, it also comes with an anion strip which helps to alleviate menstrual discomforts like dysmenorrhea and bacteria causing odor, plus specially-designed 7 layers of protection to ensure comfort during your period. 

I know it sounds impressive, and too good to be true, so I went ahead and used it, as well as suggested it to some friends who react differently when having their period. Catch my short review, after the read more break. 🙂

Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkins and Liners Review

Jeunesse Anion Panty Liners (Php 40/pack of 10)

  • the claim: say goodbye to germs, look and feel beautiful all day everyday!
  • the verdict: while panty liners out in the market are already really thin, Jeunesse Anion’s is even thinner. My sister always raves about how it really does help reduce odor, and sometimes even eliminates it. The adhesive part sticks well, so you don’t really have to worry about it being misplaced even on an active day.

Jeunesse Anion Ultra Day Pad – with Wings (Php 80/pack of 8) and Non Wing (Php 78/Pack of 8)

The claim:

  • With Wings: 
    Stay active and protected without worries even on heavy days. From work to gym, enjoy the whole day, without worries! 
  • Non Wing: 
    Gives you protection for medium days that are less active. Feel the freshness all day, no room for worries, no way!   

The verdict:

  • With Wings: I am a convert, I really really loved the day pad with wings, my sister and I both agree that it eliminates odor, and can hold a lot. My sister and a friend both always have really heavy flows, and they were surprised as to how the really thin pad was able to last long.
  • Non Wing: I liked it, but I prefer the winged one because without wings, this one just felt a little too unstable for me. My friend used this on our Baler trip, and it surprisingly stayed put for her the whole time we were hiking!

Jeunesse Anion Ultra Night Pad (Php 60/pack of 5) and All Night (Php 67.50/Pack of 5)

The claim:

  • Ultra Night: Gives you protection for medium days while you sleep. Party all night and sleep tight, everything will be all right
  • All Night:
    Gives you maximum protection for heavy flow red days while you sleep.  Sleep tight even with unpredictable heavy flows at night

The verdict:

  • Ultra Night: Again, Jeunesse Anion pads are thinner than most brands, so I was really surprised with the absorbency power. No leaks even when I would toss and turn while sleeping 
  • All Night: This one was my sister’s favorite variant. After using them, she immediately asked me to repurchase. Long, sturdy, and can absorb a lot of liquid, it’s perfect for those who consistently have really heavy flow.

Other thoughts:

While I really like how thin it is, and how light it feels, others may not be comfortable about that. A friend of mine didn’t like her experience. and preferred pads that are thicker because it sort of felt like a security blanket. I do recommend it especially if your wearing tight fitting clothes, because they are barely there. You’re already worrying about your period, you wouldn’t want to worry about a meager underwear fashion faux pas (oh you know, the bulge when a pad is thick), right?

Anyway, back to the pads, I found out the absorbency is actually because the pad has 7 layers of protection (see diagram below). As for the anions, if you still don’t get it, serve as guides to helps regulate proper circulation of blood, thereby helping improve blood flow, and lessen dysmenorrhea.
 

At a launch that I attended, I was able to see a demo of its absorbency power. Of course, the blue liquid isn’t really a proper comparison of blood.

Also at the event, Dr. Cheshire Que, RND, RN, RDN also taught us ways to improve our health in general, aside from alleviating PMS, and other symptoms plaguing the red days. Her talk included proper documentation of your period, skin nutrition, weight management (special mention to Meal Enders) and relaxation techniques.

She even went as far as to have everyone experience the different relaxation methods using Mindful Breathing: Ocean Breath, Alternate nostril breathing and cooling breath.

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So there goes my thoughts on Jeunesse Anion. 🙂

What do you think about Jeunesse Anion? Have you tried it?

Wellgold International Inc. distributes Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkin and Liners and they are currently available at Watsons, selected Mercury Drug outlets, SM department store’s health and beauty section, Robinsons Supermarket, Shopwise, Rustans, Waltermart, Landmark department store, PCX stores, selected LCC Malls in Bicol plus other stores nationwide. For more information, log on to www.jeunesseanion.com and follow Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: Jeunesse Anion. For inquiries, email wellgoldinternational@gmail.com or call (02) 4701294.

Matrix Cut for Cancer: Share your Hair and Transform Lives

I’m always up for a good cause, especially for health related ones. Back in my undergrad, I would go to bloodletting activities regularly, volunteer for medical missions and relief ops, read storybooks to the patients at PGH, etc. I want to do what I can to help, whenever, wherever. Which is why I am very excited to share the Matrix Cut for Cancer Campaign, which aims to collect as much hair donations as possible, to create medical wigs for Filipino children battling cancer.

Now on its second year, Matrix takes on the challenge to gather hairdressers and Filipino women nationwide to make a difference by sharing their talent and their hair, respectively. 

“On this one-day only event, in celebration of Child Cancer Awareness Month on September, our goal is to bring together Filipinas to donate at least 8 inches of their hair that will then be turned into wigs to be donated to kids undergoing cancer treatment,” shared Inah Ramos, Senior Product Manager of Matrix Philippines. “As we encourage our stylists to make a difference through their craft, we would like to share the mission of Matrix to everyone to be able to touch and change lives of more Filipino children fighting cancer.”

From August 1 to September 18, Filipino women are invited to register to be part of the movement by signing up at www.MatrixCutForCancer.com. Then on September 19, all registered volunteers can head to the 2nd Level Mega Atrium of SM Megamall to have 8 inches of their hair cut and be transformed into children’s wigs. The campaign is in partnership with David’s Salon, who pledged 80 hairdressers to share their talent for the cause, and with Kythe Ateneo, who will serve as the beneficiary.

I wanted to donate my long hair, but I was heartbroken when I asked if my permed hair could be used. Sadly, permed hair, with highlights, bleaching, or with more than two colors cannot be used for the medical wigs.

You see, a medical wig is created by putting together 8 bundles of hair at least 8 inches long, hair has to be consistent, which is why they have guidelines.

Now, if you weren’t able to secure a slot at

MatrixCutForCancer.com, you can still donate by bringing you hair ponytail (at least 8 inches long) to the event at SM Megamall. Matrix will make sure that your donation gets included to the cause. Do remember to tie your hair in a ponytail, and store it in a resealable plastic bag, so Matrix can properly store and receive it.

For the second run of the Matrix 8-Inch Cut for Cancer campaign, last year’s ambassador and among the first who took the challenge, Maxene Magalona, passes on this igniting act this time to her own sister, Saab Magalona – Bacarro. With cancer awareness as an advocacy that is very close to their hearts, both ambassadors share the same goal of inspiring and encouraging more Filipinos to make a difference in the lives of kids battling cancer.

With 35 years of global salon success and currently present in 58 countries, Matrix continues the Chairs of Change journey with the Matrix 8-Inch Cut for Cancer Year 2. “Matrix and our partners are proud to join this worldwide movement in increasing priority given to cancer patients to remain inspired and continue the fight with confidence,” added Ramos.

Are you ready to accept the challenge this year to give Filipino children an option to live with confidence and expression? 

For more information about the campaign and to register for the Matrix 8-Inch Cut for Cancer, please visit www.MatrixCutfForCancer.com. You can also follow them on instagram (matrixphilippines) for updates!

See you there! Bring anyone you know who’s qualified!

Giveaway: Stay #12HoursFresh with Maybelline!

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Did you know that there’s 1 unit of Maybelline White Superfresh sold every 10 seconds?

I love how it stays true to its tagline, 12 Hours Fresh, because I don’t have to touch up when I have it on, even after doing a lot of errands for a whole day!

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Now you can get to experience the same thing because I’m giving away  three (3) Maybelline White SuperFresh kits, each one containing a year’s supply of Maybelline White SuperFresh, one Hypercurl Mascara, and one Rebel Bouquet Lipstick!

click the read more break for the mechanics!

Remember to input to the Rafflecopter widget for yur entry to be valid!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Most important requirement is the regram one, so don’t forget to do that!

Repost or regram the giveaway photo and complete the sentence “I love how @maybellineph’s White Superfesh ________.” by making your own testimonial of Maybelline White SuperFresh, and hashtag #SuperFreshxPhya #12hoursfresh #PhyaGiveaways #StylecentricGiveaway

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Reminders:

  • This giveaway is open to all Philippine residents only.
  • Deadline of submission of entries is on September 14,2015 12:01AM
  • Winner will be chosen via random.org and will be announced shortly after at the Stylecentric Facebook Page.
  • all entries will be double checked for validity
  • Metro Manila winners are encouraged to meet up with me for the prizes
  • Good luck everyone!

Review: Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body and Facial Scrubs

Whenever I get asked about my skin concerns, it’s always one of these three, dry skin, uneven pores, and pigmentation. While most people have paler skin tone on the face than the rest of the body, mine is the complete opposite. It’s like a gradient, my face having the darkest tone, with my legs being the fairest part of my body. Through the years, I’ve tried different products for whitening, so far, not one combination has been truly effective, although a few products have shown promise.

One of these products that I found really did have a whitening effect is the Asian Secrets Lulur Body Scrub. I first discovered it 2 years ago, when a friend recommended a scrub, soap, lotion routine that really showed fast progress on her. On the Pond’s and Garnier skin tone scale, I’ll prolly say she got four shades lighter. Impressive, right?

Previously, I blogged about my experience at the Asian Secrets Whitening Spa, where they also use these scrubs for every treatment. As I mentioned before, Lulur is a traditional royal Javanese whitening treatment, handed down from generation to generation. It feels exactly like that, washing off the scrub feels luxe, and leaves you smelling really good too!

This time around, to share with everyone more about why I love this scrub so much, here’s a thorough review, with both body and facial scrub.

Asian Secrets Lulur Indonesian Whitening Body Scrub

Product Features:

  • has spherical beads that gently roll over the skin when applied
  • offers gentle exfoliation to give smooth, even-toned, fair skin without being abrasive
  • comes in three variants: Green Tea, Seaweed, and Licorice

Variants:

  1. Green tea and Vitamin E- the antioxidants from green tea flushes away toxins from pollutants that cause skin cancer and aging
  2. Licorice and Mulberry extract (purple) – contains galbidrin which lightens and brightens skin complexion. This variant is also great for those who have acne on their bodies as it has both anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effects
  3. Seaweed with Viatmin E (blue) – seaweed has been used in Asian countries for over 600 years due to its nourishing, moisturizing and detoxifying properties. Packed with vitamins, minerals, amino and fatty acids, it also has anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.

Packaging:

  • comes in tubs and sachets
  • 135g tub (Php 75), 250g tub (Php 125), and 10g sachets
  • design inspired by Javanese patterns

Directions for Use:

  1. gently rub scrub on DRY skin (get rid of dead skin and pollutants effectively this way), concentrate on dark areas like underarms, elbows, knees when necessary
  2. Rinse off completely with water
  3. Do this 2-3 times a week

What I like about it:

  • Smells really great, think mild tropical-floral smell reminiscent of Tommy Hilfiger perfumes
  • I love how it glides easily to the skin, not too rough or jagged like other body scrubs I’ve tried.
  • Really affordable – a tub lasts a long time for me
  • Moisturizing – it feels like there’s a thin layer of lotion left when you wash off the scrub
  • Lightens skins with continuous use
  • perfect to use with whitening soaps – whitening soaps usually leave the skin really dry, and the moisture this leaves helps balance that out
  • Does not sting

Personally, I use the scrub thrice a week before taking a bath. It’s like a small luxury, to be able to pamper myself with this scrub, leaving it on for aboth 15 minutes before I wash it off. As you can see the photos, the beads are really small, so it doesn’t hurt when you rub it on your skin.

Cons:

  • I think they have to develop better packaging, the tub is okay, but it’s not super hygienic, water can leak into it because it doesn’t seal tight when you close it with the lid.
  • not all variants are available in all sizes – so far, only the green tea variant is available in all three sizes, while licorice and seaweed are only available in the 250g tub.

My favorite variant among the three is the Licorice one because theoretically, it has the most whitening power, and I prefer its scent over the other two. So far, it’s been working great for me, because everytime I get tan after a beach trip, my skin lightened faster when I used the scrub.

Asian Secrets Lulur Indonesian Whitening Facial Scrub

Product Features:

  • has gentle micro-sized spherical beads that effectively exfoliate

Packaging:

  • Available only in a 50g tube
  • Pop up cover, squeeze type

Directions for Use:

  1. Put a small, pea-sized amount on your fingertips
  2. Apply on dry face
  3. Massage in gentle circular motion
  4. Avoid eye areaRinse with water
  5. Do this 2-3x a week

What I like about the product:

  • has really small natural exfoliating beads – hurray for the environment!
  • has a fluffy texture
  • does not sting
  • did not give me breakouts
  • has a mild floral scent

Cons:

  • Unlike the body scrub, I haven’t actually noticed it’s whitening effect even after using it for a month
  • doesn’t have a lot of beads

Overall, this one’s a good product, I just haven’t seen the results just yet. Also, I love that they finally came up with a facial scrub given how successful the body scrub is. I’m still using it continuously, so who knows, it might turn out to have better effects in the long run.

Bonus: Asian Secrets x Myra Whitening Duo

This one is actually a good idea, because an effective whitening regimen must include moisturizing. I religiously follow the exfoliate (scrub) – cleanse (soap) – moisturize (lotion) as I found that this was the most effective way to lighten skin. Maybe they should come up with a set that comes with their Bengkoang Soaps next for a complete regimen.

The kit contains one (1) Asian Secrets Lulur Indonesian Whitening Scrub 135g in Green Tea and one (1) Myra VitaWhite Lotion 50mL

Myra VitaWhite Lotion

Features:

  • has Actilight complex derived from plant extracts to help reveal whiter skin
  • has SPF15 and double sunscreen protection against both UVA and UVB rays
  • contains Vitamin E beads that gently burst onto skin to protect and nourish

Directions for use:

  1. Apply all over your body concentrating on exposed darker skin tone areas such as arms, elbows, knees and legs.
  2. Use daily, in the morning and at night.

What I like about it:

  • has a nice citrus-y smell
  • not sticky
  • does not sting
  • Vitamin E beads are visible
  • compact and convenient to tote around

Personally, I apply it whenever my skin feels dry, aside from the recommended twice a day. I actually have this on my office desk, because air conditioning really leaves my skin dry, and I apply it midday to replenish moisture. Because it has a watery formula, I don’t have to worry about product buildup and clogged pores.

Cons:

  • As with the facial scrub, I haven’t observed it’s whitening effects
  • has no facial counterpart
  • available only in one size

Overall, the kit is a great idea, encouraging everyone to not forget about moisturizing after exfoliating.

What do you think about the Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Scrubs? Did we have the same experience? I would love to hear from you 🙂

Note: Products were provided by Inovitelle (Unilab subsidiary) but I did not get any compensation for this review. All opinion is entirely my own.