Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Part 4- Slather with Glutagen Instawhite Lotion

A Merry and White Christmas to all!

For parts 1-3, you may click on the following links:

Part 3- Glutagen Soap

Finally, the last of our 4 part series. Here's a quick overview of the Glutagen Instawhite Lotion

GPI global prime innovation instawhite lotion

A whitening lotion that is instantly absorbed and leaves no oily residue. It has vitamin B3 and triple sunscreen protection against harmful rays.
Cetyl, Stearyl, Petrolatum Jelly Silicone liquid, Delonized water, Titanium dioxide, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Aloe vera
Use twice daily, preferably after bath.
My thoughts
Personally, I'm not a lotion user. With the heat and humidity in our country, that's understandable. However, upon receiving the Glutagen Instawhite Lotion, the smell alone was enough for me to try it. Without sacrificing comfort, I opted to use the Glutagen Instawhite Lotion nightly. I'm so glad I did! Not only does it smell good, it isn't sticky at all. After weeks of nightly use I am now using it during the day. After all, we all need a touch of SPF nowadays, and SPF 30 is definitely spot on.

In other matters...

A friend of mine also reviewed the Glutagen Instawhite Lotion and Glutagen Soap. You can read his article at thetravelingnomad. Hurry, you just might win the Glutagen goodies when you comment on his article. Contest ends on December 31, 2015. I'll personally contact the winner*.  

*UPDATE: Congratulations Yancy Vance M. Paredes of http://travel.yancyparedes.net. I will be sending you the products soon. 

So there you have it, the complete line-up of the GPI Glutagen products. Expect more products on 2016. Visit our STORE or our FACEBOOK PAGE for more practical beauty products!


Part 3- Making Suds with Glutagen Soap

Happy Holidays everyone! Do you want to have a whiter Christmas? Celebrate this Holiday Season with two of Global Prime Innovation's Glutagen beauty product line, the Glutagen Soap and Glutagen Instawhite Lotion.

For today's post allow me to share more about the Glutagen Soap

GPI global prime innovation glutagen soap

The Glutagen Soap is a 150g whitening soap that contains Glutathione, collagen, oatmeal kernel, papaya extract, virgin coconut oil, kojic acid dipalmitate, goats milk, caustic soda, vegetable glycerine, titanium dioxide, aqua, fragrance, and coconut fatty acid diethonalamide. 
Glutathione is the body’s most powerful antioxidant which is unknown by most. Glutathione skin whitening has grown in popularity, helping people achieve the skin pigmentation they desire.

Collagen is an important building block for the skin. It makes up to 30% of the protein of the living body and 70% of the protein that makes up skin. Collagen ensures the elasticity and regeneration of the skin. Collagen promotes younger looking skin, and improves skin moisture level, and skin suppleness.

Papaya Extract has exfoliating properties that remove dead and damaged skin. It is mostly known for dramatically improving tone and texture of skin. It increases better circulation of blood, and thus promotes healthy, vibrant complexion. Mainly these are good for rejuvenation of mature, dull skin; aid in clearing brown spots from sunlight exposure, smoothing and creating a healthier looking skin.

Vegetable glycerine have many anti-aging benefits. Its excellent moisturizing properties aid in keeping skin looking young and healthy. It retains moisture which is vital for keeping skin in its best condition. It also draws oxygen into the skin, which is beneficial for anti-aging as well. Vegetable glycerine is hypoallergenic, and people suffering from acne can use this product without worry that it will aggravate their condition. Vegetable glycerine is also an antibacterial and aids in preventing breakouts and keeping pores clear. It also speeds healing of present acne lesions. It is anti-inflamatory and will not irritate skin like many other products with harsh chemical ingredients.

Use Glutagen Soap in every bath. Unlike many organic soap that tends to melt after several use, I'm proud to say that Glutagen Soap doesn't have that problem. Glutagen Soap smells great, has a ton of benefits, and is easy on the pocket for its quality. 

To experience the Glutagen Soap, just visit our STORE or our FACEBOOK PAGE. 


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

First Impressions: Carmen Claire Cosmetics

Being practical in terms of makeup usage is one of the many things working moms, such as myself, consider. There are three basic must haves for the busy moms or the low maintenance girls everywhere. These are:
1) oil control primer
2) blotting powder, and 
3) long wear mlbb (my lips but better) lipstick. 
You can add foundation, blush, eyebrow pencil, and the like, but these three make up the trinity for the combination skin girl like me. 

Browsing the internet and blogosphere led me to a Philippine based company, Carmen Claire Cosmetics. I decided to try three of their products:
1) Acaci Pore Mattifier, 
2) CC Shine Patrol in Tan, and 
3) CC Classic Lipstick in Très Chic!

The items arrived in an Eco-friendly packaging, with the signature red bow and sticker logo. A handwritten note from Carmen herself was a nice added touch.

Definitely packaged with love.

Three products plus a freebie!

Acaci Pore Mattifier

Click here for the complete product details of the Acaci Pore Mattifier from the Carmen Claire Website.

A pea size amount is just enough for the whole face. Lightly tinted and unscented, it becomes a smooth veil when applied. It can be used alone or topped with liquid foundation for a medium coverage. For combination skin, such as myself, oiliness can come after the 5-hour mark. However, even without reapplication of a blotting powder, at the 8-hour mark the shine looks more like a glow rather than an oil slick.

CC Shine Patrol in Tan

The new compact is in circular form.

Click here for the complete product details of the Shine Patrol in Tan from the Carmen Claire Website.

The sponge has a separate storage compartment for hygienic purposes.

The darkest shade of the four available shades is Tan.

Save your pesos from buying the expensive blotting powder (you definitely know what I mean) and buy this instead. Moreover, you get 30% OFF when you get the Tan shade. It has a light coverage which is perfect since it's a blotting powder. Like most beauty products, which I prefer to be unscented, this one fits the bill. The compact is hygienic and the sponge it comes with is totally usable.

After applying your favorite foundation, just dab the Shine Patrol in your T-zone. No worries, you can either use the sponge supplied or any face brush you have on hand.  Reapply when you feel the oil creeping in, which is about 5-6 hours for combination skin.

Classic Lipstick in Très Chic!

A truly chic black tube.
See through top for easy color identification.

Click here for the complete product details of the Classic Lipstick in Très Chic! from the Carmen Claire Website.

Here are the swatches: 1, 2, and 3 swipes respectively.

Using Très Chic!

My Lips But Better shade of lipstick.
One of the best selling lipsticks in Carmen Claire, this tube comes in an oh so perfect shade. Definitely a worthy MLBB shade. Creamy and long lasting, this shade is a must have. The only con that I would like to point out is that it has a slight lipstick smell. However, if you can do away with that tiny detail, then you will find your HG product in this tube,

Visit Carmen Claire Cosmetics for more practical beauty products! You can also text Carmen if you have any queries at 0918-907-8960 -she's quite nice.


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Part 2- New Foundie: Glutagen 6in1 Foundation

Hi there! Thanks for dropping by.

For the second part in our four part series of the Global Prime Innovation, Inc. Glutagen products, let's welcome the "Glutagen 6in1 Foundation".

GPI global prime innovation beauty cream foundation

According to the product description, the "sunblock foundation gives a natural pink glow effect on your face, clinically proven to reduce facial wrinkles, and prevents the sun's harmful effects on the skin..."

Slick design in black.
Ingredients include placentol, parsol, collagen, milk,  lactates, aloe vera extract, titanium dioxide, and OMC (uvinol). We know mostly of what the ingredients are except for uvinol and parsol. For the benefit of all, both parsol and uvinol are UV absorbers.

GPI glutagen
One pump is enough for your face and neck.
To use, just apply on a fresh cleansed face every morning.It is creamy in texture with a slight scent which is not overly powerful like most foundations.

Left hand: with foundation                                 Right hand: without
Although not specified in the product description, the 6 benefits that I have observed are as follows:

1 SPF 30
2 Primer
3 Brightener
4 Light foundation
5 Moisturizer
6 Reduce facial wrinkles
7 Oil control

The Glutagen 6in1 Foundation is a light coverage foundation. It can be used alone, or mixed with your current foundation for more coverage with a glow effect. I personally use this with my current foundation since I have minor blemishes and visible pores. In addition, I also noticed it has oil control properties since my combination skin was kept at bay- although oily skin may not do so well.

Want to try this? The price is php. 888 for a jar. Cost per use would balance that price. So if you want to experience the Glutagen 6in1 Foundation, visit our STORE or our FACEBOOK PAGE for more practical beauty products!

Hurry! Discounts will definitely be given to the first 20 shoppers!


On Doodles and Scribbles

Tired of always looking at you cellphone? Why not try a new hobby, or rather, rekindle an old flame? Remember those boring classes in high school where your notes were made up of swirls and lines? Apparently doodling and scribbling has returned along with other forms of art like zentangle, calligraphy, and watercolor -a great topic for another blog post, yey! An anti-stress and a creative outlet, both doodling and scribbling can be a form of relaxation. So what are the tools to get started? You just need a paper and a pen. There's no need to break the bank. For the more serious doodler and scribbler, a plain notebook and a waterproof pen or pens would do the trick. 

Doodles and scribbles are supposed to be the result of aimless drawing. However, a few minutes after holding a pen, I came up with this...

I got to try the Venzi soft blank journal of Victoria's Journals. It is a 9 by 14 cm plain notebook which I bought at National Bookstore ( 119 peso only). It's an affordable notebook if you're just starting out with doodling or maybe just taking down notes and ideas. It's pocket sized with 192 pages of 70gsm wood free cream paper. It also comes with an expandable back pocket, and with an elastic band to hold everything together.

A quick look at the notebook

Looking at the back page, I suggest not to draw back to back.

For the black pen, I used the Pilot Penmanship fountain pen with Extra Fine (EF) nib. The red pen used here was a Pentel Energel with a 0.5 ball needle point. The former was purchased online at Pens Galore (at 380 pesos), while the latter was only borrowed. Like all pens, Its efficiency is determined by its relationship with paper. As such, a smudge test was done. 

Pen test in action.

In terms of smudging both pens do well after an 8-10 second count. So no problems with doodling or scribbling. 

So there you go, a quick review on three products that can help you either manage or pass your time. 

Doodles everyone!


Thursday, September 24, 2015

It's (Ham and Cheese) Muffin Time!

Tired of all the sweet cupcakes you've been eating lately? Although most would definitely say no, I'm sure some would give a slight nod. 

This recipe was adopted from onehungrymama.com. I tweaked it a bit, but you can view the original here. 

Yield: 12 muffins
Cooking time: 15-17 minutes

  • 2 medium sized mixing bowls
  • metal whisk
  • rubber spatula
  • 1 Tablespoon measuring spoon
  • 1 cup measuring cup (optional)
  • 1/2 cup measuring cup
  • 1/4 cup measuring cup or 2 (or 3) oz. spring release batter/ice cream scoop
  • 12 cupcake liners (optional)
  • 12-cup cupcake/muffin pan
  • cooling rack (optional)
  • kitchen towel (for clean-up)


Wet group
  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter/margarine
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
Dry group
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
Star group
  • 6 squares cooked ham, cubed
  • 1/2 to 1 cup cheese of your choice, cubed
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning or pinch of black pepper (as preferred)

  1. Prep all ingredients and materials 
  2. Heat oven at 204'C/400'F
  3. Line a 12-cup cupcake/muffin pan and set aside
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, and baking powder.
  5. In a separate medium bowl, combine butter, milk, and eggs. Be sure to mix eggs one at a time.
  6. Add dry group to wet group and mix lightly with a rubber spatula until well combined.
  7. Once batter is smooth fold in star group. You may add your preferred seasoning this time.
  8. Scoop batter into muffin cups, and fill them about 3/4 of the way.
  9. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean.
  10. Remove muffins from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan and cool on a rack.
  11. Enjoy!


Monday, September 21, 2015

Part 1- Scrub in a Jar: Glutagen Crystal Peel

Ever wonder how products from multilevel marketing companies work? There isn't much information in the product effectiveness circulating in the web. So to give some light on  the products of Global Prime Innovation, Inc. let me divide this article into four parts to give a review on our four initial products.

As an independent distributor of any company, product effectiveness is the key to success. Sales are dependent on how the market accepts the products provided by companies. This is true in all business ventures. In addition, product placement is crucial, and product information is vital to that success. So, here we are...

For the first part of this four part series review, let me introduce you to the "Glutagen Crystal Peel".

As indicated in the jar, it is an "exfoliating Micro Crystal Scrub to energize skin immediately by effectively removing dead skin cells from inside and around the edges of pores. This process helps reduce the appearance of pores and wrinkles. The cream also feeds and nourishes the skin from below through increased micro-circulation."

The Glutagen Crystal Peel contains aloe vera, claire blanche, titanium, salicylic acid, and microcrystal. All these aid in the mild exfoliation process.

global prime innovation crystal peel
It comes with an additional lid to prevent spillage.

glutagen crystal peel
Micro Crystals: what you can't see can be felt.

Like with all scrubs and exfoliation of any type, the recommended usage is once or twice per week, preferably at night. This is to facilitate the skin turnover and cleansing process at night. 

pea sized facial scrub

A pea sized amount is all you need, so a jar can last for months. Just be sure to close the lid properly and store in a dark dry place- definitely not in the bathroom cabinet. You may also opt to use a separate spatula of some kind to get the product to avoid double-dipping or contamination.

See how smooth the scrub is?

Mildly scented, the pampering effect is soothing. A minute of gently scrubbing is all you need. The effects will be noticeable after just one wash. I've been using the crystal peel for over a month now and I've noticed less dry patches in my face.

Dont' just take my word for it, try it yourself! The price is php. 820 for a jar. Cost per use would balance that price. So if you want to experience the Glutagen Crystal Scrub, visit our STORE or our FACEBOOK PAGE for more practical beauty products!
Hurry! Discounts will definitely be given to the first 20 shoppers!