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This commercial is so disgusting. Benzac conveys the message that acne is ugly and you can’t look “good” unless you buy their product. Yeah, several face wash commercials advertise the same thing, but in this video, an actress actually says something about herself being ugly BECAUSE she has acne??? The actresses/actors aren’t even ugly??? 

I’m 100% for selling a product to help people clear up their skin. Acne can be harmful and leave scars, and it’s really annoying! I get that! But the moment that you advertise your product to say that people will always be ugly if they don’t use it is when the line is crossed. This company targets several peoples’ insecurities and, honestly, probably makes the viewer feel like shit! This is such a disgusting campaign for a most likely shitty product. 


Whatever skin type you have, natural witch hazel is so so so good for your face.

You can buy a bottle for under ten dollars at the supermarket or your local chemist. I warn you, it smells a bit weird, but seriously does wonders for your skin.

After just a few days of using witch hazel, your skin will appear clear, smooth, and fresh. 

If you have bad acne, I recommend you buy yourself a tube of Benzac AC 10% . Apply this after the witch hazel, on the affected areas.

And always remember to moisturise with a light, chemical free moisturiser afterwards.

Benzac Complete Acne Solution Regimen

Benzac Complete Acne Solution Regimen

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As a lady living with PCOS, I have to take great care of my skin. It is prone to many breakout, so using the right products that work for ridding my acne and also don’t dry my skin out like crazy is imperative. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of the time my skin is normal to dry, but there are some times when I have breakouts.

The good people at Benzacwere kind enough to send me a sample of their 3…

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Goodbye, Zits | Benzac

Zits plague everyone and when they creep up on you, it’s always on the worst possible timing. It’s like they have a secret alliance that tells them exactly when we’re heading out on a date and bam, hello zit. 

So now, it’s either pop them and face possible scarring (definitely) or cover their pesky faces up with layers of concealor and foundation. Either way, goodbye flawless complexion and goodbye perfect first impression. Never getting the second call again. 

See what I did there with the hello and goodbye? 

There were the usual zit busters, anyone remember Oxy or Seba Med? Boy, were they our companions during teenage years. They were family secrets passed down from generations. Today though, we have Benzac, an acne-clearning solution for all skin types - not just for those with oily/ combination skin because acne does plague those with dry skin. Dum, dum, dum.

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The line of cleansers come in foam and liquid formulas and contain herbal plant extracts like Calendula and Aloe Vera to sooth your highly irritated skin (zits are never hunky dory). The formula contains Benzac AC Gel, loaded with Benzoyl Peroxide - an antimicrobial that has keratolytic action to unblock pores - keeping you well equipped to banish zits from the surface of your skin. 

While I’ve hardly been a victim of acne, the occasional zits were no stranger. And post Canada, my skin exploded in zit glory, one zit down, one zit up, the cycle was ruthless. So I took a chance and worked with the range of Benzac facial care for 5 days. While the scrub can only be used twice a week, the gel was to be applied every morning and night on troubled areas. 

The result? Clear skin where all the little bumps were gone. That too, without any harsh scrubbing or literally bloody popping. Quite honestly, I was already sold when I heard zit busting at the press preview.

Zit buster? Sign me up.

For a little bit more about zits - causes and if you should apply makeup to cover up, we had Dr Hazel Oon of the Singapore National Skin Centre to provide answers over at Marie France Asia (where I’m also writing mostly on fashion and beauty and my face has tried too many products in the last few months - that can’t be good…or is it?)

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First off, I had this huge ZIT. I felt it grow days. Until it came this worse. I put lipstick on, thats what we do right? But the next day, its still there. So I had SL and went to the derma.

My Derma, Manal, was a straight talk women who said “Dili ba ka bugason? Oh, nya nganong karon pa man ka naguol ana?” Haha. Bitaw, nganong karon pa? I said, kay karon pa man siya inana ka grabe. Disturbing kaayo. How old are you? 23. 23 pero bugason gihapon ka? That is hormonal imbalance. See, normal na sa teenager kay diba naay changes sa body. Pero ig 20s na sa tao, dapat wala na na. Oily kaayo kag face, dali kaayo mu penetrate ang hugaw nya eventually bugas, inana.

To make the long story short, I had these… Ang tablet kay antibacterial. She said not necessary man daw na, it was given by another dr. before her. So thats it, she gave me these..

Teranex, thrown my box already, grabbed this pix from another blog(click image). She gave me this kay oily daw akong skin. It will help dry my skin. And if my skin is dry, it will be easier for the ointment to work. This is good for 3 months only. After three months, I would need to switch off to dove. 3months since it will dry my skin enough, if i continue using it, it might super dry my skin and thats not good. Use it everyday(once day and once night), wash once only and apply it like, put on skin and wash immediately.

Evening ointment, put it in the whole face after washing with teranex. Every night. EVERY NIGHT.

I had it labeled, AM. I get confuse with the two. They look same to me. So this is for morning. BE SURE TO USE SUNBLOCK after. I had Neutrgena’s and its nice, a bit pricey though. Why use sunblock? Kay makaitum daw ni siya.

I experience hotness on my face, she advise to NOT USE EVERYDAY. Rather, use it every other day to  rest my skin. If uncomfort happens, rest using any of the product above. Also, DO NOT USE ONE WHEN ONE IS SKIPPED.

NEVER USE BENZAC AND ADAP TOGETHER. Why? Benzac might not work.


She gave me this, retacnyl. I will stop the adapalene and use this. I will still continue the benzac though, for active acnes. So this will be my maintenace for 8years. Just Benzac, for active acnes and this, retacnyl every night.

And Benzac to NOT USE ALL OVER FACE, just on the infected areas.


One night, I used my benzac ALL OVER MY FACE and this happened.

Manal was out of the affiliated drs of the insurance company. This handsome derma give me this. Yuh, a 2-in-1 adap and benzac. This is good since benzac here is 2.5% only unlike my 5% before. USE BEFORE BEDTIME ONLY. 

In the morning, he recommend me to use this solution fresh from the clinic. This cost 350php. I would need to use this in the morning. This will help me fair my skin. Just a pat of wet cotton and we’re good!



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Top 5 Skincare Products

Top 5 Skincare Products

Disclaimer: These are only based on my opinion and what products I own (which isn’t a lot)

Hi everyone! I’m back with my 5 favorite skin care products.

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I admit, when it comes to taking care of my skin, I am very lazy! I’m okay with just washing my face with cleanser and then go straight to sleep. I don’t even moisturize properly! Anyway, before I bore you all, here are my favorite products when…

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It’s time to #BreakTheCycle !

Breaking away from a conscious cycle can leave us at a standstill, as if there is no way out. Acne cycles have recurring effects unless treated with an effective formulation.

Benzac lets you experience a life free of inhibition and anxiety. It contains dermatological-proven Benzoyl Peroxide that effectively kills 94% of acne-causing bacteria in 48 hours, getting into the root cause of acne and stopping breakouts.


Thanks for sending these over #Benzac #perkcomm

Having problems with those stubborn zits and acnes they are so in-love with you? We appreciate the 💕 but not the acne-love. Try #Benzac by #Galderma and #breakthecycle 👍🏻 Go for beautiful change!

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*If you have perfect skin, this post is not for you =)

So most of the world suffers from bad skin and breakouts.

My skin got really bad (in my opinion) and I was getting really frustrated with it. So I’ve gone to my trusty doctor and cried about it to him. Bless his soul he gave me Benzac cream which is a water base gel which is one of the things that makes this cream amazing since usually if you suffer from breakouts you have oily skin to go with it, so a water base cream wont make your face seem oily. Farther more, it will make your skin look matt throughout the day (at least with me it does). So I put this on in the morning after washing my face and once it dries I apply my makeup.

It might dry your skin after a while of using it. What I did was stop using it for a while and then going back to it. 

The doctor also gave me another cream called Adaferin 

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I use this one at night since it can seem slightly oily on your skin, so I apply it before I go to bed, and the other cream in the morning. This one doesn’t dry up my skin so I use it every night. I find this one to work quite fast so this is one of my all time favourites- I’ve used this one on and off for years and I am just in love with it!

If you ever used one of them please write me and tell me what you think of them- if they helped you or not. If you have never tried them/heard of them before and planning on trying- ask your doctor for them, and once you have tried the cream for at least a month please write me and tell me what you think. 

Good luck guys x

At long last, I have a new video up on my channel! I hope you like hauls!! This one is HUGE! Lots of new products to chat about, so if you want to find out what I’m loving and hating right now, check it out. #skincare #acne #youtube #haul #benzac #banish #banishacescars #garnier #peterthomasroth #meccamaxima #chemistwarehouse #iherb #sukin #thebalm #thejojobacompany #peopleforplants

Treatment: Benzac AC Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%) Gel

Prescribed by my doctor. It works well. But it’s pretty expensive. Once I’m done with this tube I’m getting the version, which is cruelty-free and more economical. 

Benzac is owned by Galderma which does animal testing. 

Price: SGD15.70 for 60g

Pros: Works well

Cons: Expensive, cruelty towards animals

Summary: No, I won’t re-purchase or recommend to others. Buy the version instead!