[By Wishtrend] TECA 1% Barrier Cream Review

January 13, 2018


By Wishtrend is back at it again with another product. Previously, I reviewed their Green Tea and Enzyme Powder Wash and I loved it! So today, I will be talking about the newest product from their own line of skin care products and it is the Teca 1% Barrier Cream. Just a reminder for everyone, I have combination and acne-prone skin. And currently, my ance is at its worst. Really worst! So let's get it started!

This product claims to be best for post-acne recovery and problematic skin. It helps regenerate damaged skin due to collagen synthesis, prevents acne scars, lightens pigmentation, prescribed the same content of Centella as ointments.

The Teca 1% Barrier Cream creates a protective layer to keep moisture and active ingredients within the skin while strengthening, calming, and improving the skin’s overall health. Contains Centella asiatica to help regenerate the skin. Helps restore damaged and weakened skin barrier. (By Wishtrend)
Ingredients

Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethyl Hexanediol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid, Asiatic Acid, Tromethamine, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Caprylate, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA

Packaging


The product comes on a matte deep blue-green plastic squeeze tube with a pointed nozzle which is good for spot treatment, is more sanitary and gives you control over the amount of product you use. It also comes with a glossy box and it has the same color with the tube. Everything is written on the tube and on the box like the shelf life, ingredients, etc. which is a good thing.



Formula and Texture


It doesn't look like a cream, to be honest. It's more like a gel to me and it feels silky as you spread it all over the skin. Please excuse my hairy hands. I grew up being hairy af. Haha! Back to the product, it has a smooth and matte finish. It feels a bit sticky too, just a little bit. It doesn't have any scent.


How To Use

Apply to the affected area one to three times a day. You may use it at the final step of your skincare routine.

Verdict

I'm really having a hard time with skin since November because of my acne. It just gets worse. I am suspecting my hormonal imbalance as the cause. I haven't taken my medicine for my PCOS for a long time already. Huhu, regrets!

I received this product last December but I only get to use it this January. I got busy last December for personal reasons. By Wishtrend launched this product last December 12. Sorry for being inactive, fam! Nevertheless, I will still review this for you guys. I've been using this product for almost two weeks now. With its claims and product descriptions, I guess this is just what I needed. I use it twice a day just after my morning and night skincare routine.


I am not sure if you can see the photos clearly but on the first photo, I had new pimples and it was just the perfect timing to try this one out. My pimples popped on its own. On the first photo, my pimples had pus. It sounds gross but for the sake of this review, sorry. Haha! The change did not happen over night, of course, but it really helped in healing my pimples. I am not sure but I think it doesn't work with acne scars. The acne scars on the last photo are my scars from the previous ones. If I used it thrice a day, it maybe it can fasten the healing process. 

Even though my acne situation is at its worst, it did help heal the new pimples I had. I have to be honest. It does the work, yes. But with my bad acne situation, I don't hate this but for me, it just an "okay" product. Don't get me wrong, it just because of my current acne situation. I would still recommend this because it does the job in healing pimple and it soothes the skin. I think this will totally work for my girls who ocassionaly gets pimples. But for my girls who have the same acne situtation that I have, this might be just an okay product.

Where to buy?


Brand : BY WISHTREND
Volume : 30ml (1.05oz)
All Skin Types
Made in Korea

Disclaimer: I am an affiliate of Wishtrend and this product was sent to me for review. 

My Waxing Experience at Lay Bare

January 03, 2018


Waxing is one of the best ways to remove unwanted hair temporarily. I was in elementary when I first tried waxing my underarms. It was done at home by my niece. We used cold wax that we bought from Watsons. The one with strips. My first experience was painful af. It was like torturing myself! Haha. There was even a time when my pores bled. I stopped waxing after two to three times. I just can't do it by myself. I resumed waxing my underarms after college. It was done at Lay Bare at SM City Dasmarinas. Since then, I get my underarms waxed monthly (or every other month). I also get my upper lip and eyebrows done by threading. I wanted to try waxing my lower legs but I was hesitant at first because it might hurt more.

But recently, I finally had the courage to wax my lower legs at Lay Bare Waxing Salon, Alabang Town Center branch. It was my first time there and I wanted to share my experience with you.

Lay Bare Waxing Salon is the first ever waxing salon in the Philippines. They offer wide range of professional body waxing services. They opened their first branch in Makati in June 2006.

The Room

The things and arrangement of the room in Alabang Town Center is the same with other branches. The difference is it was a bit spacious. It was neat and tidy. There are posters on the side where you can find their products and the post waxing care. The ambiance is so relaxing.


"Strong women get things done"

The Process

Upon entering the salon, you will be asked to type your information on a tablet. As for other branches, they will ask you to write your information on their list. They will also ask you if you are a new customer or if you already have a record. There are no preparations except for brazilian or bikini waxing. However, they have a checklist/questionnaire that you have to answer. Example: Do you have your menstruation or when was your last menstruation? Are you currently taking any medicines, etc? They will accommodate you to the room and let you change or prepare for the procedure.

For lower legs, thighs, and brazilian waxing, it is convenient to wear skirts or dresses. But for me, it was cold in Tagaytay when we left so I decided to just wear jeans. They gave me a gown and a towel to use during the procedure.

Lay Bare Waxing Salon uses cold wax which is made with natural ingredients such as honey. The process looks like this. Sorry for the blurry photo. It hurts af! My pain tolerance is too low. Haha. Tiis ganda mga besh! If you are worried about the sanitary issues, the technicians always wear their gloves and face masks. I can't compare cold and hot wax since I only tried cold wax ever since. I like waxing my underarms and legs because it  makes the hair finer and it doesn't grow fast.  

So before I proceed, I want to share with you a short story. I started shaving my unwanted hairs on my lower leg when I was in college. It was my graduation day when I decided to use Veet. I wore a dress and was ashamed of my hairy legs. So I finally did it! It was a nice feeling at first, not until the hair grew back. Hah! The hair became thicker and even longer!! My first job required us to wear skirts as uniform so I continued shaving it or using Veet. My Mom and other people told me not to shave my legs but I still did. What a hardheaded kid! Hahaha! I had so many regrets. I should've let it stay the natural way. Eventually, I got tired of shaving it and I finally stopped. I didn't care about the hair anymore and that is the reason why I always wear jeans or pants. 

Lesson learned: Don't ever shave your unwanted hair, fam! Just DON'T!

Before waxing
The photo above is the outcome of shaving my legs and the photo before the procedure. Take note that I am really hairy. I have hair on my forearms too. #HairyGirlProblems #Regrets Lol! 

Lesson learned: Don't ever shave your unwanted hair, fam! Just DON'T!

The process
The tech put powder first before she started waxing. The photo above is for comparison. As you can see, there is already a huge difference. 

After waxing
My skin color looks different on the photo because of the lighting but it is actually not. Lol. There are some red spots because my skin is sensitive. It always happens to my underarms and upper lip. My skin gets really red. Being hairless feels so good though! The procedure lasted for more or less than 30 minutes. After two to three days, the red spots are still visible but it somehow subsided. The red spots were totally gone after five days. Hopefully, the hair will grow finer soon.

Other people might recommend IPL but if you are still not ready for that and you are on a budget, you may try waxing. And of course, instead of shaving. I definitely recommend Lay Bare Waxing Salon. Well, I don't remeember any bad experience that I had with them. Pain is inevitable but they always make it a fun experience. Their services are affordable and their technicians are also friendly and accommodating. I've been availing their services for more than a year now. There are times that they have a long queue so it is best to get booked online on their website or on their app. You can also have a free eyebrow threading or a discount on your birth month.

Have you tried waxing? Do you prefer cold or hot wax? Do you also get it done at Lay Bare? I want to hear your thoughts and experiences :) 

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