First Impression: Benton Products

First Impression: Benton Products

Korean skincare always has a special place in my heart. I remember there was a time when I used to save money for Korean skincare products because most are expensive but it’s usually worth the money. Skincare is an investment and saving money to buy quality products is always my top priority.

That sounds promising. Now, let’s proceed to the products that I received. When this package arrived, my whole routine has changed for this includes a complete package! From the essentials to the extras, you all got it! They also included testers for you to test out other products that they offer. Considering the fact that I recently got this package, today’s review kinda like a first impression and how my skin reacted to the products in a short period. 

BENTON HONEST CLEANSING FOAM

Claims:

Benton Honest Cleansing Foam midly cleanses fatigued skin caused my various stress and pollution. This face cleanser not only cleanses but further moisturizes, minimizing skin tightness.

Thoughts:

The moment I used this product, it reminded me of another cleanser. It’s also a Korean cleanser but I forgot the brand. The scent reminded me of it. It has a rosy scent that disappears quickly when you apply water and rub the cleanser on your hands to lather it. The claim is true to itself, it is a mild cleanser and it is not drying at all. It leaves the skin clean and not tight at all.

ALOE BHA SKIN TONER

Claims:

Hydrates and conditions with aloe BHA leaf water and salicylic acid; preps skin to better absorb the next step in your of skincare routine; helps prevent damage from skin irritants and environmental pollutants.

Thoughts:

So far, this product is an “okay” for me. It’s hydrating, not stingy and not sticky. For my acne, I haven’t seen any significant change yet maybe it’s because I just recently started using this product or maybe it’s because of stress. If I’ll notice any significant change after a couple of weeks or months, I will post another review, an in depth review of this product. This is a BHA that’s why I am really looking forward to see results from this product.

SNAIL BEE HIGH CONTENT ESSENCE

Claims:

This essence helps improve your complexion and keep your skin hydrated and smooth.

Thoughts:

I’ve been reading great reviews about this product and I never thought that I’ll be able to experience using this because it’s way out of my budget. I am so happy that this was included in the kit! This is my first time to try a snail product. The consistency is not too thick and it’s not too thin either. It absorbs quickly. A lot of people say that this is good for acne. I still haven’t seen any results yet but if I’ll experience improvements, I will make another review for this product.

ALOE PROPOLIS SOOTHING GEL

Claims:

This soothing gel leaves skin refreshed and hydrated.

Thoughts:

I must say that this is my new favorite moisturizer! It’s hydrating and it leaves the skin refreshed and not greasy. I’ve tried several soothing gels and most are not hydrating enough for my skin. This is by far the best soothing gel that I tried! I love the packaging. It’s not that big and perfect for travelling.

BENTON FERMENTATION EYE CREAM

Claims:

This eye cream helps to achieve smooth and youthful eye areas.

Thoughts:

Since the eye area is a delicate part, we need to be careful when applying products. Benton’s fermentation cream could be your choice. It is light and it leaves the eye area moisturized. Most eye creams won’t effect immediately, so we have to be patient in using eye creams.

SNAIL BEE HIGH CONTENT STEAM CREAM

Claims:

This cream is formulated with snail mucin to deeply hydrate skin.

Thoughts:

I don’t usually use creams during the day but since were in a quarantine, I used this twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. This cream is not heavy at all. It is moisturizing and it does not leave a stingy effect. So far so good. Many people say that it helps them in their acne scars, can’t wait to see results!


I only started using these products for a couple of days now and so far, everything is okay. No products caused me breakouts.

If you want to check out the products, click here.

For more information, check out their socials:

Instagram:

@stylekorean_global

@bentoncosmetic

@bentoncosmetic_kr


And because you’ve finished reading my post, I have a special surprise for you! Enjoy a 10% storewide at https://www.stylekorean.com/ when you use my code trymebenton . This code is valid until October 25, 2020. If you’re reading this on or before October 25, 2020 make sure to grab the deal!

Review: Axis-Y Daily Purifying Treatment Toner

Review: Axis-Y Daily Purifying Treatment Toner

If you’ve read my previous skincare post, you know how much I love Axis-y’s ampoule. I know, the toner should be published first but I was being bias. Anyway, to cut the introduction, I will keep the review short but direct. For a detailed information about the toner, you may click here.

Claims:

Clears out bacteria and pollution stuck deep in pores that cause inflammation and acne. This gunk is caused by excess sebum production during hot, humid seasons. This toner then soothes inflammation and redness. Leaving skin clear, calm, and ready for treatment.

– low percent of salicylic acid (0.5%) compared to the toners (2%), making sebum control and deep-cleaning irritation free

– slowly and gently fades away stubborn acne marks

– keeps skin conditioned while dries out acne

– refreshingly light tea-tree scent

Packaging:

Same with the ampoule, it also comes with a box. The bottle is made of plastic but it is in good quality. The print is also good. It’s matte and waterproof.

Product Smell:

It has a minimal scent that’s not disturbing at all. The scent almost feels like nothing which is a good thing for those who are sensitive to skincare fragrance like me.

Performance:

The cleanser that I am currently using leaves my skin dry, so every time I finished cleansing, I immediately apply toner. It does not only prepare my skin for the next skincare steps but it also leaves my skin hydrated and less oily. Yes, it helps reduce excess oil!

It claims to help reduce pores but up until now, I haven’t experienced any significant change. Maybe it’s still too early for me to say something but I will try to update once I noticed anything.

What I like about this product:

  • watery consistency
  • did not strip off my skin
  • hydrating!
  • promising ingredients

What I don’t like about this product:

  • still haven’t experience any result in my pores

Final Verdict:

4/5

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach interviews “candidates” seeking to join online ESL platform 51Talk

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach interviews “candidates” seeking to join online ESL platform 51Talk

With the pandemic were facing right now, the growth of home-based job applicants is undeniable. 51Talk is one of the companies that offer tutoring jobs for Filipinos to cope up with the situation. The company’s newest Philippine brand ambassador, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, held its first-ever live stream interview via Facebook after hundreds of aspiring online English teachers signed-up to get a chance to be part of the show!

The live stream is part of 51Talk’s campaign to invite qualified Filipinos who are interested to take advantage of the 30,000 home-based online teaching opportunities offered by 51Talk where people can teach, learn and most importantly – earn.

Pia interviewed nine pre-selected candidates from different backgrounds who shared their heartwarming stories on how they found hope in 51Talk after losing their jobs or livelihood.

Paula, a professional dancer, and instructor who has been performing and teaching for 14 years, had a lot of her events and classes canceled due to COVID-19. She came across the 51Talk online teaching opportunity and decided to give it a shot since she has teaching experience. “I want to be able to translate my teaching skills from dance and performance arts into teaching English. I just love sharing what I know and see my students grow into the best versions of themselves,” shared Paula.

Trina, a professional events host, found herself in the same boat as a lot of her hosting gigs were canceled or postponed indefinitely. “While the situation we are in can be very disheartening, I decided to try out as a 51Talk teacher and I’m happy that I made it to this fun interview with no less than Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach!” exclaimed Trina. Trina gave the viewers a taste of her fun, entertaining energy as she sang songs both in English and Chinese Pearl, another one of the candidates, candidly shared how the past few months have been very tough for those in the travel industry. She was about to return as a flight attendant after her maternity leave but her retraining was put on hold as travel restrictions are still in place. Having no income, Pearl said she had to find a stable and sustainable livelihood that would allow her to help her husband, especially now that they have their first child.

“When I learned about the opportunity in 51Talk, it gave me hope and made me revisit my childhood dream of becoming an educator,” shared Pearl. “Even if I don’t have any teaching experience, I didn’t hesitate to sign-up. I borrowed my sister’s laptop just so I could apply. I’m very excited to start teaching in 51Talk.” According to 51Talk teacher Angelo Lex who co-hosted the show, being an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher is very profitable as he gets to earn at the comfort and safety of his own home in his preferred schedule. He also shared his excitement when he learned of the platform’s recent announcement about the 20 million pesos incentive program exclusively for 51Talk teachers this month. Pia felt ecstatic and inspired since this is her first stint in interviewing candidates online. “It’s a humbling experience to interview such incredible candidates from all walks of life, to hear their unique stories, and to witness how talented and passionate they all are,” shared Pia.

Towards the end of the show, Pia said she was moved after hearing the story of one of the candidates, Pearl, the flight attendant who borrowed her sister’s laptop just so she could sign-up to be a teacher at 51Talk. Pia surprised everyone as she decided to personally give Pearl a laptop to help her get started in her online teaching career. “We see your hard work and we’re very sorry for what you’re going through as a young mom. I find you very engaging and who has so much potential,” said Pia.

“It’s such an honor to represent 51Talk as their brand ambassador and to be able to connect to thousands of Filipinos through this live stream. I hope it inspired them and gave them joy.” Pia considers empowering Filipinos as her top advocacy, now more than ever when thousands of Filipinos have lost their livelihood due to the pandemic.

Next month, 51Talk will be doing another round of interviews with a new set of candidates via their official Facebook page. To get a chance to be interviewed, showcase your talent, and have a #DateWithPiaAt51Talk, sign-up via 51Talk’s website at www.51Talk.ph.

Review: Axis-Y Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule

Review: Axis-Y Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule

If you’re into Korean skincare, sometimes it’s stressful when you accidentally buy skincare products that’s not friendly for our weather. Now, I discovered a brand dedicated to cater our needs!

@axisy_official ‘s 6 + 1 + 1 Advanced Formula skincare (611) was created for people with oily, acne-prone skin living in humid climates. In the range of products they have, I am lucky that I was able to received two products from them and today we are going to review Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule which claims to deliver rich antioxidants, nutrients, and hydration to heal damaged, irritated skin barriers.

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If you’re familiar with artichoke you would probably know that I was so excited to try this product! Haha. In some countries, Artichoke is a famous ingredient in skincare for it is rich in antioxidants. They say that it can help us improve skin health resulting in slowing down skin aging. It is also rich in vitamin C which is one of the biggest contributors to healthy collagen development! This product contains a lot of promising ingredients that you would surely want to benefit from. For more information about the product, you may click here .

I’ve read reviews about this product and most are very informative. So, I’ll keep this review short and direct to the point.

Packaging:

The product comes with a box. I like the fact that the details are not only written in Korean, it is also written in English which is perfect for international customers. The bottle is made of glass. It is sturdy and in good quality. The print is also good. It’s matte and waterproof. The tip of the dropper is tilted which is very efficient in order not to drop too much.

Product Smell:

It has a minimal scent that’s not disturbing at all. The scent almost feels like nothing which is a good thing for those who are sensitive to skincare fragrance like me.

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Performance:

Ever since the quarantine started, I tried to use less products. I wasn’t able to use an ampoule for months not until I received this product. Every time I apply this to my face, it doesn’t feel sticky at all and it absorbs quickly, maybe because of the thin consistency. After two weeks of consecutively using this product, I can see that my acne had dried faster than the usual. For the pores, I still haven’t experienced any visible changes. I still experience breakout due to lack of sleep but overall, it helps treat my acne faster. I bet if I have enough time for sleeping, I will experience better results. Will update on my IG for more changes, so make sure to follow @retlync on Instagram!

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What I like about this product:

  • thin liquid consistency
  • not heavy
  • not sticky
  • absorbs quickly
  • helps me in my acne and redness problem

What I don’t like about this product:

  • nothing!

Final Verdict:

5/5

Hack:

You can also mix this with your foundation for a dewy finish


To purchase you may click here

K-hiphop Indie Artist, Jungso, releases new single “Need Ya Now” on Spotify and other music platforms

K-hiphop Indie Artist, Jungso, releases new single “Need Ya Now” on Spotify and other music platforms

JUNGSU released his new hit single “Need Ya Now” on July 7, 2020, at 7 PM (Pacific Standard Time). When you listen to the new track, the song reflects the intense need of every person asking for God’s help and mercy. The impact of the line, “Free me from all things scheming to hurt me,” listeners may respond the same to the pleading sentiments of the character asking for forgiveness for the wrongs he had done in life.

Need Ya Now cover

He is a new hip-hop and R&B musician who made his debut in April 2019. Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, he moved to Los Angeles and lived there since the young age of 8. He had his first encounter with rap in an 8th-grade mathematics class, where his teacher asked them to memorize the value of Pi (π). Who
would have thought that one day, it will bring him to where he is now.

JUNGSU always keeps his music consistent. JUNGSU, being Christian, an element of his songs has a prominent significance for God. His songs are soothing, and adding warm to them is his deep-toned voice that goes so well with his style in music.

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Have a taste of the song of JUNGSU’s “Need Ya Now” on Spotify. He will continue to develop as an artist in the Korean hip-hop music scene and to create his own path. You will definitely be going to fall in love with his music so you better watch him out.


Follow JUNGSU online to keep you updated:
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jungsubak
SoundCloud – https://soundcloud.com/jungsubak
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/jungsubak
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/2ohokrJMkcaqza2gpFjSGF
Apple Music/iTunes – https://music.apple.com/us/artist/jungsu/1457526211
You can hear one of his tracks “Off My Chest” on his official YouTube channel:
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Review: SKJN Collagen

Review: SKJN Collagen

One of the things that I wasn’t able to prepare for the enhanced community quarantine are skincare products. At first, I didn’t mind about not stocking because I didn’t expect for the virus to stay longer. No one expected it but it happened. Good thing that I was able to pick up my SKJN Collagen before the ECQ started.

I’m a newbie when it comes to collagen tablets, so before starting my glow journey with SKJN Collagen, I did my research first. If you’re interested in reading one of the articles that I’ve read, click here.
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Product Description:
Formulated and manufactured in Japan to give men and women healthy, younger, glowing skin.
Claims:

  • Anti-aging
  • Natural skincare
  • Improvement of flecks, wrinkles, and sags
  • Reduces cellulite and increases skin firmness
  • Fastens wound healing and eases joint pain
  • Better digestion and bowel movement
  • Good for hair, nails, and bones
  • Immune Booster
  • Vitamins C & E with moisturizing and antioxidant effects
  • Natural skin-brightening boosting ingredients for a glowing skin

Price:

Php 1,199

How many tablets are there inside the bottle?

120 microtablets

Do they accept resellers?

Yes

Do they ship worldwide?

Yes

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Performance:

After finishing some of my skincare products, I was worried for I know that I will surely experience breakouts due to my new sleeping schedule but surprisingly, things weren’t bad a few days after using less products. During the first part of the ECQ, my mom kept telling me that my skin is glowing and I’m not having breakouts even if I’m up until dawn or morning. She didn’t know that I was using SKJN Collagen because I never told her about it and I’m glad that even my mom can see visible results.

Another thing that I also noticed with this is that it helped me a lot in my bowel movement. Even a few minutes after I ate brunch, I can feel that I need to go to the bathroom to dispose (lol) and I never had a hard time pooping when I was taking this.

Before, I thought that collagens would be not an “essential” for me but after taking a bottle of SKJN Collagen, I can’t wait to order and experience more results from this product! Yes, this product was sent to me to try but I’m loving this product. For sure, I will purchase!

Any side effects?

One of the things I’m afraid of when taking beauty or slimming tablets is the side effects but after finishing a bottle, I never experienced or noticed any side effects.

Final verdict:

5/5

Will I recommend it?

YES!

Tips:

For best results, take 6 microtablets daily.


FAQs:
  • They ship worldwide
  • They are open for resellers

For more information about the brand, you may check out their social media accounts:

Facebook Page: SKJN Collagen

Instagram Page: skjncollagen

 

Quarantine Birthday

Quarantine Birthday

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Did some self-portrait for the Gram (haha)

“The younger you start, the younger you achieve your goals.”

That was my mantra years ago. Those years when I was young and “very” ambitious.

I can still remember the moment when I was like fifteen or sixteen when I promised myself that before I reach twenty-one, there are goals that I have to achieve but here I am, 21 years old, in the kitchen, writing this post. Still a regular student and far from what I dreamed of. However, I know that those experiences should be lessons for me to grow. I will not specifically talk about it but let me remind you that in life, being delayed in your goals is okay. Maybe you haven’t done your best yet or maybe God has better plans for you. We really don’t know the future for life is unpredictable.

A lot of things happened in March. Well, it’s up until now but it started to become big last March. The rise of COVID 19 cases made tons of plans canceled. Not just for me but for everyone else. Right now, I feel so thankful to have a home to stay and food to eat but at the same time, we have to remember that some people are not privileged enough to experience those. They have nowhere to stay and nothing to eat. I think watching a lot of documentaries made me open my eyes “widely.” Just because you’re not experiencing it, doesn’t mean that you should not care about it. I know I can’t help them financially but I hope those who have the same situation with me will never forget the power of prayer. We should not underestimate it. I’m glad that there are also a lot of people doing great amidst the situation. There are way a lot of fundraising activities right now, just like the Ben&Ben live concert. Also, we should never forget the frontliners who’s been sacrificing their life. The doctors, nurses, media people, janitors, street sweepers, garbage collectors, and many more. Let’s not be a burden to them, stay at home if possible.

Please stay safe, everyone!


This post should be posted last Monday but I wasn’t able to click the publish button and I just realized now (*facepalm*).

Acer TNC HQ Launches its Southeast-Asia’s Largest Cyber-cafe in Cebu!

Acer TNC HQ Launches its Southeast-Asia’s Largest Cyber-cafe in Cebu!

Last Saturday, March 7, 2020, TNC and Acer Predator seal their commitment to nurturing the growing esports talent pool with the opening of Southeast Asia’s largest Acer Predator-equipped cyber café to hone and develop new talents.

2020_0307_17191900.jpgWith the rise of esports, it cannot be denied that we have talented esports athletes who need to constantly practice to elevate their skills. Just like any other sports, esports athletes need a good venue to practice that’s why the facilities of TNC HQ are designed for competitions to make our athletes feel at their best even when practicing.

2020_0307_17162200.jpgTournaments have become highly competitive that private companies are throwing their support to various teams and individuals who want to compete internationally. By having the most capable devices, gamers can get used to the pressure of playing against other highly skilled individuals.

2020_0307_17160900.jpgIn having this mindset, Predator and TNC are determined to work hand in hand so gamers will get the motivation to do even better than before especially when the time comes when they have to represent their own country.

2020_0307_17461400.jpgAt present, there are over a hundred TNC Cyber Café branches in the country equipped with Predator gaming laptops and PCs. In the next three years of the partnership, the two brands are looking at opening more venues for gamers all over the country to tap the untapped talents. TNC HQ is preparing plans for tournaments. There will be a regional event later this year. A tournament for pro and non-pro that everyone should keep an eye out.

Coln and TNC Predator Team were also present during the event to meet with fans at the opening of TNC Cebu Headquarters. After the opening, Predator hosted a mini-concert at Cebu Trade Hall for Coln. The band launched their featured music video for “Lakas”, a song composed for the Predator brand.

Located at Colon, Cebu City, the three-floor Cyber Cafe houses a total of 408 Predator units, which include Orion 3000 and 5000. One hundred eight (108) units of Orion 5000 are ready for use at the VIP floor or Predator floor while the other 300 units populate the rest of the other floors.

Rates:

Regular: P20.00

VIP: P35.00

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ABOUT ACER
Founded in 1976, today Acer is one of the world’s top ICT companies and has a presence in over 160 countries. As Acer looks into the future, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software, and services will fuse with one another to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. From service-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality, Acer’s 7,000+ employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit http://www.acer.com for more information.TNC and Acer Predator seal their commitment to nurturing the growing esports talent pool with the opening of the largest Acer Predator-equipped cyber café in Southeast Asia.

Review: Fresh Skinlab Acne Care Lotion

Review: Fresh Skinlab Acne Care Lotion

It’s like a dream come true when your skin has been doing great for the past couple of months but imagine that all of a sudden, you wake up with an attention-seeking zit that you badly want to pop. Even if you have the strong urge to do so, you just can’t because you know it will make things worse. A spot lotion can do the trick! You can simply get rid of your attention-seeking zit faster than usual when you use an effective spot lotion. There’s a lot of spot healers in the market and I have tried a lot of brands. Today’s review is about an acne care lotion that I discovered at Watsons.

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Price:

P179.00

Net Weight:

10 ml

Product Description:

Fresh Skinlab acne care/anti-blemish lotion contains purifying; regenerating tea tree essential oil and is ideal for sensitive; blemish-prone skin. Enriched with sebum-absorbing; mattifying corn starch and a cell-regenerating lactic acid derivative; a difference can be noticed from the very first applications.

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Claims:

  • 1-minute solution
  • Repairs; corrects and mattifies skin
  • Ideal for sensitive skin and blemish-prone skin

Packaging:

It comes with a doe-foot applicator, so I suggest you use your fingers when applying it on your zit for hygienic purposes.

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How to Use?

Dab over problem areas three times a day or more if required.

Performance:

The raw pictures say it all. It surprisingly works like magic! The moment I woke up having that weird-looking zit or more like a group of zit, I felt like I lose confidence because I never experienced having that before. I applied it twice or thrice a day and as you can visibly see, just after three days, there’s a major change and improvement.

I’m not sure if it works for all kinds of zits but so far, it worked well on me. It’s been months since I bought this product and up until now, I haven’t used any other spot healer. This is my new holy grail!

What I like about this product?

  • Dermatology Tested
  • Enriched with tea tree essential oil.
  • No strong chemicals that could burn zit
  • Gives overnight results
  • Handy

What I don’t like about this product?

  • Nothing

Final Verdict:

5/5!

Will I recommend it?

Yes

Where did I buy the product?

Watsons


Have you tried this product before? What are your thoughts about it? Don’t be shy and let me know in the comment section below!

Note: This review is not paid or sponsored.

Let’s Talk About Legánde Inc.’s Argan Oil

Let’s Talk About Legánde Inc.’s Argan Oil

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When you hear Argan Oil, you immediately think of beauty, creams, serums, and anything that would enhance the physical aspect of a person’s skin. We can’t blame you though. Argan oil has long been associated with beauty products and used to enhance aesthetics and all these claims are true.

Argan oil is actually a plant oil produced from the kernels of the Argan tree that is endemic to Morocco. In Morocco, argan oil is used to dip bread in and eaten for breakfast or to drizzle on couscous or pasta. Thankfully, someone found another way of using argan oil and this time, it’s for our hair, face, and body.

Argan oil as a stretchmark saver. For pregnant women, this can be used to prevent the formation of stretch marks or make it less visible with prolonged use because it moisturizes the skin. Stretch marks form because the skin gets stretched to its limit and when it bounces back after giving birth, elasticity is no longer present, leaving marks that look like a cat dragged something in. With the continued use of argan oil, this can be minimized.

Argan oil can also be used to treat acne because it is a major contributor to skin hydration which is important in acne prevention. If you use it regularly, it will definitely improve the overall look of your skin and help make sure that you don’t get as much acne as you used to.

Lastly, it contains essential nutrients such as OMEGA 6 and VITAMIN E which helps in promoting healthy skin, hair, and eyes as well as powerful antioxidant properties. This means that it supports the repair and maintenance of healthy skin and increases skin elasticity and hydration in postmenstrual women.

All these benefits can be found inside the Legánde Argan Oil because it uses pure Moroccan argan oil. You can purchase Legánde’s Argan Oil via www.Legánde.com or visit them at Suite 406, West Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Ortigas Center, Barangay San Antonio, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines, 1605. Legánde’s Argan Oil comes in three variants: Hair, Face, and Body. You can also check their Facebook Page to send them a message.