Jen CC Tan is a “mompreneur” behind next9 – a brand that focuses on helping to bring back the basics of parenting. It offers a range of baby slings, cloth diapers, nursing covers, diaper inserts, bamboo liners, etc. Jen is also a part time consultant for a company in the healthcare industry.
I recently started using lotion because — I’m in my 40s already!
Some people swear how this has helped their dry skin. I use this on my feet because it’s like triple strength lotion, and makes them softer and smoother.
I like this because my hands don’t feel oily at all after! I remember to rub a little bit on my elbows and knees too.
Moroccan Argan Oil Lotion (Souq Organics)
I started using this a year ago because it is very light and doesn’t leave a sticky nor oily firm on my skin. The fact that is smells great is a plus too!
I’ve switched most of my bath products to natural ones.
I have so much soap!!!
Top L – R:
Honey and Spice Glycerin Soap
Moroccan Argan Oil Gentle Soap
Tea Limelight by ByNature Handmade Soaps
Bottom L – R:
Honey Glycerin Facial Soap
Poppy Love by ByNature Handmade Soaps
Honey Propolis Feminine Wash
I’ve recently discovered the glycerin facial soaps of Ilog Maria. I initially used the honey glycerin one and I felt that my skin was cleared of the bumps. More than that, it didn’t dry out my skin. I bought the spice variant to try it out. Nice and cool to the skin. I use it when my skin’s extra oily!
I have been using ByNature Handmade Soaps as bathsoaps for the past 5 or so years. I like cutting the bar in half because I like changing scents often.
Prior to the soap by Ilog Maria, I used the Moroccan Argan Oil gentle soap for my face. I love its clean scent and how it kept my skin’s moisture intact.
Ilog Maria Feminine Wash – pretty much explains itself.
I tire of scents easily so I need several bottles to rotate.
I like this because it smells great!
Whenever I feel that my hair has build up, I use this shampoo. I used to have long hair and it worked wonders! It still does now, even when my hair is short.
I bought several bottles of these to give away for Christmas. Now I’m using what’s left. It has a delightful nutty scent!
On days I don’t use the soap, I use body wash!
Funny but I found this in the box of some items I bought from Zoya. I guess it came free? This has a nice refreshing scent, great to use after the gym!
I got a bottle for me from my Christmas gift stash and used it. It is clear and makes me squeaky clean.
I got this free from sampleroom.ph. I figured that since my age starts with a “4” already, it might be good to try out something like this. I truly think it has helped because my skin has never been better!
I got this from sampleroom.ph too! A friend recommended this to me, as she knew my skin is oily. I use this twice a week, and it helps keep the oil at bay.
My sister suggested this to me two years ago, and I finally got my own bottle over a year ago. Not cheap, but it works amazingly well. The freckles on my face (discoloration on my cheeks) are nearly gone! I use this after I wash my face every morning.
I took this on a trip to the US once and the usual flaky skin I get because of travel never happened! I’ve been using this since, and usually in the evenings only. It’s very tipid because I only use 2-3 drops for my entire face. I also put on my neck when I remember.
This I got from Skin Inc in Paseo de Magallanes. I use a tiny squirt for my face once or twice a week.
I hardly wear makeup, but if I do, and I just need a polished face, I use these.
L – R:
Human Nature blusher in Petal Bloom – lovely natural blush!
Palgantong Theatrical Powder in Beige Ochre – I use this after my BB cream to even out the whitish shadow of the BB Cream. It makes an even surface for the blush.
Missha Signature Wrinkle Filler BB Cream – Amazing coverage! I will not need any other brand (except I want to try Fairy Drops!). Whenever I wear this (plus the Palgantong Theatrical Powder), I always get compliments on how my skin looks!
(tiny sample) of Tony Moly cheek stain – I like this as it just gives me the right blush – like after a brisk walk.
Tony Moly gel eyeliner – very easy to apply. I chose a charcoal color with some sparkle.
Tokidoki for Smashbox skin tint in Bella – a lovely coral! You might be surprised when you look inside as it seemed really bright pink, but once blended on the skin, it made me look so fresh!
black Perfect Liner – been wanting to make cat eyeliner and was told that I needed a very think eyeliner such as this. So I got one at Sasa in HK, and well, I’m trying!
I use Zoya because there are no chemicals (free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP (phthalates) and camphor). I like the fact that they are long lasting and don’t make my nails yellow! So with these, I can change nail color every other day! (
I had finished a bottle of Shu Uemura cleansing oil a few years ago and can’t seem to get myself to buy a new one. Good thing I found this by Island Basics. Works pretty much the same way. I like pumping the oil directly on my skin and massaging my face to remove the makeup. I would add a little warm water and it turns the oil milky. Then I rinse off everything, leaving my face soft and clean!
as told to divasoria