My Celeteque Addiction

Whew. It’s been a long time since I’ve done a kikay post. All I’ve been doing lately is eat and eat and eat and eat…as if that isn’t obvious from my past four entries.  So I’m going to postpone my Café Astoria and Max’s Corner Bakery reviews and segue into the kikay zone for now.

Since I won a bottle of Celeteque Advanced from Animetric‘s anniversary contest, I figured I should share the rest of my Celeteque favorites with my readers.  I talked about Celeteque Advanced in my contest entry, but that’s not the only thing worth investing in this summer.   I previously mentioned owning a travel kit, but I have since then tried two other kinds of toners: one is alcohol-free and the other one is for oil control.

If there’s one adjective that could describe any of these Celeteque products, it would be “light”.  Extremely light.  I’m literally melting with the heat right now — we hit 38 degrees a couple of days ago — and I cannot imagine slapping on any of the drugstore brands available in the market.  They are just waaaaay too creamy.  When you see that your ice cream turns into milkshake in less than a minute, you can very easily picture what could happen to the chemicals in moisturizers with thick consistencies.

My hectic schedule this summer is almost literally hellish: I travel by train from my work place (APC in Makati) to my school (UP Diliman) and then back to work by supervising the various exhibits scattered around the metro. The filth, grease and oil one can accumulate during the travel (and in this heat!!!) is unbearable. So I’m now down to the very basics: Celeteque facial wash, alcohol-free toner at night, oil-free toner during the day, Celeteque Advanced at night and the regular water-based moisturizer by day.  I top that off with BRTC Blemish Recover Balm, which I use as a glorified tinted moisturizer (with SPF28) in lieu of foundation. 

A lot of you who read my Health and Beauty posts would also be aware of how careful I am about what I put on my skin.  As much as possible, I go for organic. If that isn’t possible (either the product is unavailable or my wallet wouldn’t permit it), I go for the next best thing.  Celeteque products are water-based and the ingredients are very gentle on the skin. While I did notice that the alcohol-free toner has some ingredients that I’m not too confident about, the rest are pretty much OK.  I just need the moisture without feeling like I’m about to get dumped into a frying pan.  I am highly allergic to lots of weird substances (even ones that can be found in organic products), so I don’t generally buy my bathing stuff from regular groceries and drug stores. This is probably the only drugstore brand that I am happy about.

16 Comments

  1. DJ (Dong Jong)

    June 22, 2010 at 2:36 am

    I love Celeteque!!! It's the most effective cleanser, toner, moisturizer in our humid and oh so init na weather. And probably the only toner with witch hazel that doesn't smell like adobong baboy (imagine adobo in your face? eww) 😀

  2. skysenshi

    June 22, 2010 at 2:51 am

    Witch hazel smells like adobong baboy…wha? Seriously?

  3. skysenshi

    June 22, 2010 at 2:53 am

    Oi Dong, please update! I'm nominating you for the upcoming influential bloggers thingy. Plus…urm…you have spam on your blog.

  4. DJ (Dong Jong)

    June 22, 2010 at 4:09 am

    Oh no really? I'll update na haha grabe kasi na stress ako ang breakouts dumami, I'll deal with the Spam.

    Oh my god pag nagkita tayo dadalhin ko yung pure witch hazel na toner na nabili ko sa Healthy Options ambaho I swear, pero maganda sa skin and you know naman usually yung mababaho na products yung pinaka effective pero for the mean time I'll stick with Celeteque toner na may Witch Hazel din haha

  5. skysenshi

    June 22, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Sige! Kelan ba tayo magkikita ulit? Yah, your spam are in Chinese. Hahahahahaha!

    I stopped buying from Healthy Options na. Too expensive (and my gold card got downgraded to green again) and not everything is as organic as they say.

  6. DJ (Dong Jong)

    June 23, 2010 at 3:15 am

    True! Not every stuff they have is organic some are just drugstore brands.

    Actually natawa din ako I saw the spam in my blog hahaha can't understand it though.

    O nga we should meet kung kelan, ang layo kasi ng office niyo. What I like about Celeteque is that it's inexpensive and very effective compared to Cetaphil (tama ba) anyways Cetaphil's expensive and feels like your putting uhmmm you know? in the face diba? hahaha 😀

  7. skysenshi

    June 23, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Yay! Nag-update ka na? 😀

    San ka ba based?

  8. DJ (Dong Jong)

    June 23, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Yup nag update na ko and mag update pa ko ng marami ahaha! based ako in Katipunan Ave. pero OMG OMG! I'm so happy kasi if ever malapit na ko sa office niyo in a few weeks from now kasi I passed the entrance test in Ateneo Rockwell for my MBA! 😀 😀

  9. *MrsMartinez*

    September 9, 2010 at 6:20 am

    Hi
    Pareho tayong addict sa Celeteque and pareho pa tayong nanalo sa blog ni Rowena haha
    Kaso un Celeteque Advanced di hiyang sa akin haha Baka kasi di pa advance stage un face ko lol
    I do away with toner din. So cleanser and moisturizer ang fav ko sa line ng Celeteque! Apir!
    xoxo
    MrsM

  10. skysenshi

    September 9, 2010 at 6:30 am

    @michelle
    Wahahaha! Oo mas hiyang ako dun sa regular na moisturizer nila. Yung Advanced sa gabi ko lang ginagamit kasi nilalangis ako ng major major.

  11. *MrsMartinez*

    September 15, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    hihi I gave the advance line kay DH hahaha
    xoxo
    MsM

  12. skysenshi

    September 15, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Nyak!! hiyang naman sa kanya?

  13. DJ (Dong Jong)

    September 28, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I love Celeteque!!! It's the most effective cleanser, toner, moisturizer in our humid and oh so init na weather. And probably the only toner with witch hazel that doesn't smell like adobong baboy (imagine adobo in your face? eww) 😀

  14. Anonymous

    November 29, 2010 at 4:39 am

    i tried celeteque, cetaphil tapos walang effect di maxado nalilinis ang face ko kasi kapag nagttoner ako andun pa rin ung dirt then I tried na rin mga natural soap sa isang known multiply seller wala pa din until i found my holy grail from human nature – ung calendula seaweed i bought it online from naturalove.multiply.com almost a year ko na siya gamit

  15. skysenshi

    November 29, 2010 at 9:09 am

    @Anonymous
    Ahhh. Human Nature is one of my favorite brands, too. I use their tomato cleanser and my face always feels squeaky clean after washing. Halos wala nang natitira for my toner (Celeteque) to get. Hindi ko kasi pinanglilinis ng mukha ang toner eh. Usually sa cleanser kelangan kuha na yung dumi. I use toner to prep my skin for moisturizer.

    Try mo rin yung Sunflower oil ng Human Nature to remove your make-up bago ka mag-cleanse. Magaling siya.

  16. skysenshi

    February 16, 2011 at 11:26 am

    @Anonymous
    Ahhh. Human Nature is one of my favorite brands, too. I use their tomato cleanser and my face always feels squeaky clean after washing. Halos wala nang natitira for my toner (Celeteque) to get. Hindi ko kasi pinanglilinis ng mukha ang toner eh. Usually sa cleanser kelangan kuha na yung dumi. I use toner to prep my skin for moisturizer.

    Try mo rin yung Sunflower oil ng Human Nature to remove your make-up bago ka mag-cleanse. Magaling siya.

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