My Celeteque Addiction
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.