Ever since the pandemic started, we have been locked up in our houses with so much time in our hands so it was declared that 2020 is the year of self-care. I’ve learned so much about my skin and what it needs. My skin had improved but I still haven’t got what I really want.
This year, the chance of getting a vaccine is very near, we only have to wait for a few more months so I still have a chance to do something for my skin, to change it back permanently.
Back in high school, we have a subject called, CAT or Citizen Army Training now called Citizenship Advancement Training. I enjoyed it so much, our school had even joined competitions and won them. But my skin suffered from it. Ever since then, the color of my face stayed darker and red that even after trying so many face products with different brands for years to gain my skin color back, until last week.
I heard about the Prestige Rejuvenating Set. It has a soap, toner, sunblock, and rejuvenating night cream. What does it do? It promises to give you a clear, bright glass skin through peeling.
I’ve come from a family with a history of very sensitive skin. My Grandfather had sensitive skin. My mom and Aunt has very sensitive skin, my cousins have very skin, and I do too. So before I tried the set, I did some research by watching reviews from YouTube and googling blog reviews.
On Friday, February 12, my set had arrived. This marks the first day I used the set. Nothing has changed until my third day. My skin started to peel and sting. My face is so red like a tomato, literally. It lasted for a week, until on the 8th day, I decided to stop it. My thoughts about it is 50/50. It does its work but it seemed too harsh for me.
Why? Because at night, I tried to get a closer look of my face and it looked like I sustained first degree burns. I thought it was just some micro peeling. At that time, I realized what the set is for. It is going to burn the first layer of your skin through chemicals. As a Registered Nurse, that logic didn’t sit well with me. Our skin is the largest organ of our body, it is our protective barrier, and it is very strong. Once the first layer is gone, the second layer will replace it obviously but it won’t be as strong as the first one. Your skin will be more sensitive and more fragile than the first layer.
The set has a several active ingredients.
1) Kojic Acid soap – The Kojic Acid Dipalmitate lightens skin and makes it shiny. Continuous of Kojic Acid Soap makes your skin susceptible to sunburn. People with sensitive skin, may get contact dermatitis. Symptoms of Contact Dermatitis are redness, irritation, rashes, swollen skin, and discomfort.
Correct use of Kojic Acid Soap is soaking 20-30 seconds every 2-3 days. The instructions on the rejuvinating set is wash twice a day, and soak for 2-3 minutes. The whole set is should be used for a month.
2) Toner is anti pimples, reduces large pores, firming, whitening, anti melasma and freckles. (For me, the toner dried my skin so much)
3) Sunscreen 30SPF – Blocks the sun, protects your skin, and has a matte finish.
4) Rejuvenating Night Cream is anti aging, anti acne, and has a whitening properties.
Our skin does peel very slowly to regenerate, ranging from one to three months but it is not harsh and painful.
So in the 8th day, my skin was very dry, stiff, red, swollen and very painful. I couldn’t move. Even the lining of my lips and my neck was affected I couldn’t eat properly. It was uncomfortable and painful. When I move it hurts so much so I know that I have to hydrate it again. Thankfully, I do have a Soothing Gel. It helped me hydrate my skin. At first application, it stung really bad. But my problem is not over, once the gel is dry or had been absorbed my face starts to get stiff and I can’t move again. I knew my skin needs more moisture. So at that time, I was so glad to find my AHC Eye Cream for face just sitting on my study table as decoration, thinking it was empty. What I forgot is I was actually saving it. It’s a little hard to buy it online cause deliveries from AHC takes almost a month or two until it arrives. When I wash my face I use warm alkaline water. I don’t use any cleanser yet because it still stings.
Anyway I applied it and my face immediately started to feel different. I knew that my face effectively absorbed it cause my skin started to feel normal like when I’ve never tried the set before. During application, it didn’t have any stinging sensation. I was confident it’s going to help my face because I’ve read the purpose so many times. The AHC Eye Cream is a moisturizer, it locks moisture on the skin, and improves elasticity of the skin. The best part about the cream is that it has Hyaluronic Acid.
Hyaluronic Acid also known as Hyaluronan or in some face products, it’s Sodium Hyaluronate the salt form, is naturally produced in our body. It’s function is to retain water to keep tissues lubricated and moist. It also attracts moisture and reduces inflammation and last, but not the least, as an ingredient in face products it reduces dryness and wrinkles. The Sodium Hyaluronate is smaller in molecular size that’s why it penetrates the skin very deeply.
Just so you know, this is not a paid review for AHC Eye Cream. I am glorifying it because it literally is my skin savior. Side note, when I first used this, my eyebags or the darkness under my eyes for years had lightened. It’s the only product that did it for me.
So my skin is been recovering for a week now and I can feel that my skin is not healthy and strong as before. It still stings. Maybe it’s a phantom pain. That’s why I am more careful. My Soothing Gel had run out because I’ve been using it since last year. But I do have a replacement which had also done wonders on my skin. The Tomato Glass Skin Soothing Gel Lotion and Aloe Vera and Snail Soothing Gel. I use them because both soothing gel have healing properties and they helped hydrate, calm, and sooth my skin. I can also use a cleanser now, I tried my Nature Republic Fresh Herb Snail Cleansing Foam. In my situation, this is not ideal for my skin, because it is taking off the lipids on my skin. After washing, it felt dry and stiff, it’s a good thing, the tube is almost empty. So I will look for something more gentle. My AHC Eye Cream is about to run out too and I ordered another one yesterday. Hope it gets here soon rather than a month or two later.
Anyway, my skin is feeling better and normal but looking at it, I think it needs more hydration and moisture. I’ve been researching and I think I need the AHC Hydra set because it focuses on hydration and it also sooths the skin.
To those who wants to rejuvenate your skin, try it at your own risks. I know there are several success stories out there. I guess it’s just not for me.
There are other healthier ways and milder products to rejuvenate my skin. I do use other face products to maintain my skin but I am the kind of person who’s more into herbal and gentle approach. If you’re wondering how’s my skin, this is how I look now.
To everyone, always maintain a good hygiene, wear your mask when you go out, disinfect everything after going out, and love yourself by gently taking care of yourself.