Zenutrients CocoHoney Firming Mask
Friday, 24 February 2017


Zenutrients CocoHoney Firming Mask firms and tightens tired skin.

Made with two key ingredients:

  1. CocoHoney, for cell repair and regeneration. It is a concentrated form of the coconut sap that comes from the flowering of the coconut plant, it contains 24 natural Amino Acids, 17 Vitamins and 14 Minerals, helping skin stay young.
  2. Hyaluronic Acid, that keeps skin stable and moisturized. Helps to instantly boost skin’s ability to absorb and hold moisture for long-lasting hydration.

- Has no silicon, no parabens, no fragrance, and is also colorant-free
- Best for dry, mature skin; but works well for tired skin needing that boost
- Can be used up to 4x a week

How to use:

1. Apply to clean skin, avoiding the eye area.
2. Leave for 15-20 minutes or until dry.
3. Peel off, no need to rinse.


PRICE: PHP 450.00


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Our skin gets clogged every single day because of several factors – being under the sun, for one, gives way for dead skin cells on the surface of our skin. Another factor would be our skin’s natural oil production, that when mixed with bacteria, and even dead skin cells can cause acne flare-ups.

I firmly believe that micro-exfoliation is needed as part of one’s skin care regimen because it prevents further layers of dead skin cell buildup that can cause flare-ups when mixed with all other factors.

That is why I was so excited with the new Maxi-peel Zero Micro-Exfoliant Fluid.

How does Maxi-peel Zero Micro-Exfoliant Fluid work?

- First, it prepares your skin’s outer layer by unclogging your facial pores with the help of BHA Microexfoliant

- The next layer of skin is relieved from all dead skin cells, acne scars and blemishes through the power of AHA Microexfoliant

- Going deeper, it loosens the buildup of skin contaminants and helps prevent the development of acne.

- Finally, Vitamins B3, C, and E protect each layer on the inside and lightens your skin tone on the outside.

Reading how the Maxipeel Zero Micro-exfoliant Fluid works helped me realized how limited my knowledge of micro-exfoliating was. All I knew is that micro-exfoliant was just a less abrasive facial scrub ( though, more penetrating ). Apparently, this micro-exfoliant has three steps: it contains BHA that takes care of unclogging, AHA takes care of refining the skin texture, and further, it kills acne at its source and nourishes the skin that lightens the surface skin color. Wow. But how is the experience?

I don’t think my day is ever complete without a micro exfoliant wiped on my skin to cap my day. All throughout the day, I would wear makeup, and experience my skin oil up from time to time, I knew I had to sleep with a really clean face, hoping that no trace of makeup would cause me acne, or that my pores would not blend in with any product used on my skin to combine and erupt. I used Maxipeel Zero Micro-exfoliant Fluid for that matter, and my skin never felt that clean, without the usual redness and visible peeling that other exfoliants have caused my skin. My pores looked and felt smoother, and my skin texture finer. This review is based on my one-week usage of this product.

If I had not used this, my skin would be the same as before – it would feel and look like my pores would build up on white heads and black heads, and I would just be going to the dermatologist every month for cleaning – extraction, but there would be no maintenance on my skin, and it would not be an effective of a solution because it doesn’t really do anything for my skin. I want my skin to be able to have clogged pores less and to eradicate my acne even before it starts, and not resort to injections.

Overall, the Maxipeel Zero Microexfoliant Fluid cleanses without the redness and visible peeling that has great value for money ( how affordable is this? ). It made my skin look clean, fine-textured, and always bright because I feel like new skin is always revealed every day! Micro exfoliants are just LOVE!

The Benefits of Skin Exfoliation
Monday, 13 February 2017



Here in the Philippines, the best reviewed lip balms, creams, and moisturizers are those that are truly effective in exfoliating one’s skin. That makes sense, seeing as we live in a tropical country where the sun has a constant presence and warm days are the norm.
But what is exfoliation exactly, and why is it so important for us to do it often?

Understanding our skin

Understanding our skin

Over the course of our lives, our skin starts to dry out, eventually turning into dead skin cells on the surface of our body. Even though it’s naturally forming, it’s important that we don’t leave them there for long periods of time as it could possibly cause itching, acne, and sometimes, even breakouts. That’s where exfoliation comes in.
By performing either physical or chemical exfoliation, we can rid our body of its excess dead skin, thus allowing its younger, fresher skin to flourish freely.

Chemical vs. Physical exfoliation

Chemical vs. Physical exfoliation

Chemical exfoliation occurs when one uses any sort of chemical compound by applying it on their face, leaving it there, and allowing it to do the work for them. On the other hand, physical exfoliation happens when one takes a bath, scrubs, showers, etc; any skin-cleansing technique that requires physical effort falls under this category.

Which one should I pick?

Both have their own sets of pros and cons. For one, chemical exfoliation can bring faster results but it may only be for the short term. That’s because it in of itself has a tendency to dry skin out too, needing to be used over and over to be effective for a long time. On the other hand, physical exfoliation can take days or weeks for the effect to become visible. The good thing about it though is that all the effects you gain from it are permanent.

What are the benefits of exfoliation?

By keeping one’s skin healthy and hydrated, the effects of natural wear and tear are minimized. Symptoms like wrinkles, rough skin, dryness, clogged pores, red marks, and even hyperpigmentation are less likely to appear. Moreover, it also helps in giving one a youthful appearance.
With this one step, you can keep your skin in tip-top shape all day, every day!

Takeaway tips and tricks

Takeaway tips and tricks:

- You don’t have to avoid the sun completely. In fact, a bit of exposure can still be good for your skin due to the Vitamin D you’ll get.
- When performing physical exfoliation, try your best not to scrub on your skin too hard. Doing so will rid it of its protective outer layer and cause it more damage than good.
- Take care not to go overboard with chemical exfoliation as it could heighten your issues as opposed to get rid of them. Remember: the chemicals you use will still dry your skin out, so make sure to do it only when it’s needed! If you can, go organic.
- There are a lot of organic recipes out there that can help you exfoliate your skin without the need for synthetic chemicals. Oftentimes it includes ingredients like aloe vera, milk, honey, shea or coconut butter, and avocado.
- Keep your skin clean at all times. This will reduce the need for constant exfoliation. You can do this by covering as much as you can with your clothes or by avoiding places with a lot of dust.

Maxi-Peel Zero Micro-Exfoliant Fluid
Monday, 13 February 2017


Maxi-Peel introduces Maxi-Peel Zero, the first micro exfoliant fluid with skin vitamins that gently cleanses and exfoliates every layer of your skin with ZERO REDNESS and ZERO PEELING.  It lightens, smoothen and clears skin from superficial scars and blemishes.

Made up of Skin Renewal Micro-Exfoliants and Skin Vitamins, it penetrates, cleanses and exfoliates to reveal radiantly clear, smooth, fair skin from inside out.

-First, it prepares your skin’s outer layer by unclogging your facial pores with the help of BHA Micro-Exfoliants.

-The next layer of skin is relieved from all dead skin cells, acne scars, and blemishes through the power of AHA Micro-Exfoliants.

-Going deeper, it loosens the buildup of skin contaminants and helps prevent the development of acne.

-Finally, Vitamins B3, C and E protect each layer on the inside, and lightens your skin tone on the outside.

Key Benefits:

-Zero Peeling

-Zero Redness





*Not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women


FULL SIZE: 50 ml

PRICE: PHP 75.00



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Growing up, I’m pretty sure I’ve come in contact with different bacteria and viruses (we all have) and my mom would always remind me to wash my hands before and after eating and whenever I touched something unsanitary or dirty. But the lazy, young me would steer away from our kitchen sink and just wipe the dirt and grime off to my clothes or to my other body parts. Gross, right?

When I reached high school, I always saw my classmates with alcohol within their reach or alcogels that sting the skin. I never had any of those in my vanity kit since I find that these portable antibacterial solutions strip my already-dry hands of moisture. I think it was when I was in college when these fruity, alcogels with microbeads in it got popular. Every school bag has at least one of these babies hanging on a keychain. It reintroduced me to the world of portable sanitation but I never got religious with it since it still dries my skin afterward. I guess I’m just not into hand sanitizers in gel form after all.

Fast forward to today and I got to try Belo Baby’s hand sanitizers from Sample Room in three sweet-smelling scents: Green Apple, Peach, and Blueberry. To be honest, the Green Apple scent is my favorite among the three. Since the solution is watery and in a spray form, I find it more economical compared to the alcogels I’ve used before. The scent stays for a good few minutes to an hour or so which never really bothered me since I don’t really sniff my hands every now and then.

Now on to the best part, the reason why I love these hand sanitizers from Belo Baby is the fact that it didn’t sting and never left my hands dry! Upon further research, I realized that Belo Baby Hand Sanitizers are crafted to be 100% safe and gentle! It is also carefully formulated without the harmful ingredients such as parabens, triclosan, chlorine, formaldehyde, and other common allergens. Maybe this is the reason why my skin loves this so much!

All in all, I really adore these hand sanitizers from Belo Baby. It’s sweet-smelling, keeps my hands free from germs and bacteria without the irritation and dry skin. I will definitely have one these in each of my bags handy and ready to spritz!


For our Roommate of the Month for December 2016, we are proud to introduce the 36-year old Training and Quality Specialist and beauty junkie, Maan Love Joy Marcos!


In 2013, Maan started a blog to document her travel and food adventures. Unfortunately, due to her commitment to her work, she couldn’t keep her blog in tip top shape. However, she’s planning to revive it someday and doing all the preparations she could do for her comeback in the blogging world: a solid theme, inspiration and time.

She doesn’t have any blogger that she looks up to in particular but she reads on articles and posts that she finds interesting. When asked about the blogging advice she could give to her fellow roommates who want to start blogging, she narrowed it down to three things: Find Inspiration, Keep Everything Cohesive and Be Diligent in Maintaining it. She follows these three steps by heart and it’s advisable for aspiring bloggers as well to take notes on her tips.


No matter how tired Maan is at the end of the day, she always makes sure to remove her make-up before going to bed. After that, she follows a skincare regimen that covers the essentials: a cleanser, toner, exfoliant and moisturizer with SPF. Recently, she also added face masks (sheet, peel off, wash off) to her essentials. Everyone deserves a little pampering every now and then!

She also makes sure to clean her makeup tools regularly because dirty makeup tools can be an attractive breeding ground for bacteria, dust, and dirt and may cause some skin irritation and breakouts.

Lastly, she also treats herself to a routine facial. As Maan suggested, “Since the skin has several layers and exfoliating only helps with the top layer, every so often it’s nice to go deeper with professional care to unveil that more radiant and youthful complexion.” We couldn’t agree more!

For her makeup routine, it depends on where she’ll be going or what her activities will be. Her main focus is to prep her skin and accentuate her brows and lips. If she has enough time to spare, she would go for a light and simple makeup look for work. But if the situation calls for it, she could do a full-glam do for a party or a date!

For her, the best secret makeup is having a good skin. “I have really been using a moisturizer with SPF since I was 20, and I have recently fallen in love with Korean 9-step skincare routine.” If she had to choose only 5 ride or die products, they would have to be:
1. Facial cleanser(foam and scrub)
2. Moisturizer with SPF
3. Powder Foundation
4. Lipstick or Lip tint
5. Brow pencil


Because of Instagram, she signed up on Sample Room as it piqued her interest of her inner beauty junkie. As she thought of maximizing her membership in Sample Room, she opted to purchase the VIP membership and have not regretted it ever since!

Since Maan is a creature of habit, once she finds products that she likes, she’ll usually stick with it even if it’s expensive or until it no longer suits her skincare needs. “What Sample Room afforded me to do was finding alternative products that are cheaper but still equally effective,” Maan said. The Sample Room community also introduced her to brands that she would typically have never either known or considered as she usually buys and uses products that are recommended to her by people that she knows. She also tends to research and read product reviews online and with Sample Room, it made things easier for her. “This is what is good about Sample Room, the reviews come from real people based on their personal experiences and unpaid opinions.”

Her best discovery thru Sample Room is the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules. She would have never purchased a full size of it without being able to test if it is something that will suit her skincare needs. “Another one is Olay Regenerist, I have been using Olay Day and Night Cream for the longest time and have been quite satisfied but since I am older, I guess my skincare needs change too and I realized that after I used Regenerist cream and serum,” Maan said.

In 3-5 years, she can still see herself sampling and enjoying her time in the world of beauty products with Sample Room. When asked what are her top tips for her fellow roommates in navigating and experiencing Sample Room, she said “Read the reviews if you plan to sample a product. Also, purchase VIP points, I swear it’s really worth it!”

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Tips on Repairing Your Damaged Hair
Monday, 6 February 2017

damaged hair cover

With our hair often being touted as our crowning glory, there’s no doubt about the fact that getting it to look great is massively important. To do so we often run it through a daily routine we’ve set up, some of which may entail heat styling, complicated braiding, or even tight tying.

And while all that may end up making our hair look absolutely impeccable, the cost can be high – subjecting your strands to such abuse on a regular basis is likely to cause it to develop some sort of damage! Luckily, though, the cure isn’t that hard to attain.

Here are our fresh tips on how you can treat your damaged hair and get it back to its full glory:

 Do it DIY style

Do it DIY style

As the old saying goes, “If you want it done right, then do it yourself.” It may seem far-fetched for some, but it is wholly possible to create your own hair treatments. The best part about it all is that you don’t need fancy ingredients – even normal, everyday foodstuff in your kitchen will suffice. Take a look at how you can do so:


Create an avocado mish-mash

Sounds delicious, but no, it’s not a snack. Rather, it’s a mask you can apply to your wet hair. Doing so will allow your strands to absorb the ingredients’ many vitamins and fatty acids, all of which are needed by your hair to maintain a lively appearance.

Here’s what you need to do to make your own (don’t worry, it’s super easy!):

-       Take one whole small avocado and remove the pit. Place it in a medium sized bowl and begin squishing it together until it turns into a chunky mush.

-       Add one to two tablespoons of freshly extracted lemon juice, depending on hair length.

-       Add ¼ cup of olive oil or until the mixture is sloppy in texture.

Once your ingredients are sufficiently integrated, apply it onto your damp hair and let it be for 20 minutes to half an hour. You could also tie your hair up into a topknot and then cover it up with a shower cap.

After that, wash it off as you would regularly with shampoo and conditioner. The effects are instantaneous – once you start brushing, you’re sure to feel the difference! Your hair will be smoother, easier to handle, and glossier than ever before.

Create a honey-milk mix

This one’s much easier to make. Mix 1 cup of whole milk with 2 tablespoons of natural honey. You could also add a raw egg in too. After that, apply it to your hair and let it work for about an hour, then rinse it off – done!

The best part about this hair mask is that it doesn’t leave your hair greasy; instead it gives it a soft feel and a healthy shine. All that for just 2 ingredients!

Let your hair down

Let your hair down

Sometimes the best solutions are the simplest ones. Refrain from styling your hair in overly complicated patterns and opt to let it fly naturally instead. For those occasions when you really need to tie it up though, a simple ponytail or a quick bun can do the job.

 Get a haircut

Get a haircut

If you feel like your hair is taking on a straw-like texture, especially when near the roots, then that’s a clear signal that it’s time for a trim. Chop it all off in one fell swoop by getting a bob or a pixie, or if you want to keep your locks long then just make sure you cut enough to get rid of your split ends.

 Refrain from harsh treatments

Refrain from harsh treatments

Straightening, rebonding, perming, or coloring your hair is now a thing of the past. If you want your hair to recover then you should definitely keep it away from chemicals that could cause it to dry out in the first place. Don’t worry, there are alternatives – for example, you could use ammonia-free or demi-permanent formulas for coloring your hair if you really need to.

Shampoo and condition

Shampoo and condition

There’s nothing quite like the good ol’ shampoo and conditioner combo, though this time you should get sulfate-free kinds to maximize its healing potential. Going organic doesn’t hurt either; look for brands that carry moisturizing elements such as aloe vera, glycerol, or panthenol, as they’ll play a large role in keeping your hair from drying out.