Most people neglect the importance of SPF in their daily skincare routine. This, my dears, is a grave mistake. A mistake you’ll realize when it’s too late – when the sun exposure has already done unrecoverable damage to your skin and premature age spots surface. So as early as now, begin incorporating SPF in your daily routine. For usual days, SPF30 is enough and something around SPF50 when you’re out at the beach. Oh look, the newest additions to the Belo Intensive line have the perfect SPF content for everyday use. Of course that’s no accident. These products are not just created to achieve whiter skin but also help in maintaining it. 😀
Belo Essentials Kojic range has Tranexamic Acid that makes it 64% better than kojic alone. I know most of us here aren’t very specific with the nitty gritty parts of the ingredients but simply put, Tranexamic Acid, a peptide, prevents inflammation and melanin formation which makes it more effective in lightening dark spots. This, combined with the Kojic Acid, an organic whitening agent popular in Japan, makes the Belo Essentials Kojic line one of the most effective, budget-friendly whitening products out in the market today. Now packed with SPF30, our skin is better protected against harmful UVA and UVB rays.
This intensive whitening set by Belo Essentials has three (3) parts:
Belo Intensive Whitening Face and Neck Cream (249.75) A luxurious skin-rejuvenating face and neck cream with the powerful combination of Kojic Acid and Tranexamic Acid that intensively whitens skin. It comes in a plastic tub which some might perceive as unhygienic but no, not this one; not when it comes with its own spatula. 🙂 This way you can just scoop out the product – no need to dip your fingers inside the time. Thus lessening the chances of transferring and accumulating bacteria inside.
Consistency-wise, it is rather thick and heavy – great for those with dry skin. And because it is rich in texture, it feels soothing to the skin especially after a long steamy bath. I like how easy it is for my skin to absorb. It doesn’t feel oily, too. It has the signature scent of most whitening products but it isn’t overwhelming and it goes away minutes after application.
That’s for the face. Now for the body.
Belo Intensive Whitening Body Cream (199.75) is also rich in texture. It’s rich in a sense that it’s smooth and creamy but compared to the Face & Neck Cream, this is, of course, lighter. It’s a joy to apply because it glides on the skin effortlessly. My skin really does feel incredibly moisturized afterwards. No heavy feeling, no greasy film even when I sweat! It shares the same smell, too.
The one that started the line is their soap. I’ll let you in a little secret. Of all three, this Belo Intensive Whitening Soap is my absolute favorite. <3
Belo Intensive Whitening Soap (59.75) Unlike other commercially available kojic soaps, my skin doesn’t feel as dry and stretched after bath but is still able to give me that nice squeaky clean feeling at the same time. It is drying to some extent, which is totally expected from any whitening product, but not too much; not to the point that I have to be concern about dryness or scaliness. Plus, no white lines when I forcefully run my nails through my skin without lotion. Granted that it’s always best for the skin to apply lotion after taking a bath but you can’t honestly tell me that that’s not a good sign especially for a whitening product.
It’s definitely not your ordinary run-of-the-mill carton box and it doesn’t melts with the soap. It’s glossy, durable and not to mention it slides and bends half-way then out pops the soap. Plus points for the inspiring quotes about beauty in every box. This is what always look forward to when I open a new box. Haha. <3
If you’ve been reading my blog for some time now, you’d know I like using products from the same range/line to really maximize the results. And that is exactly what I did when I got these Belo Intensive Whitening products. I religiously used all three of them for 2 weeks and below is the result. You be the judge. *wink!
Two week. Just 2 weeks! I can’t really stress that enough. Let me just say this; even though my overall skin tone became lighter, it still doesn’t look pasty or grayish. I love how it still looks healthy… and protected, with the SPF and all. 🙂
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