Gina and I met in the beauty pageant circuit. This was us back in 1997 in the Ms. STI Cluster Pageant. We had a blast that night! She was a nice person and we easily hit it off. Who would have thought that we'll meet again as women and do business together after 20 long years! Time creeps on you and I'm just lucky that those who are good are the ones who mostly turn in.
*In the photo above, I'm the one on the MID-LEFT and Gina is the one on the MID-RIGHT.
Twenty years later, happily married with children and fresh from Washington DC, she is now the proud owner and distributor of PERVIL Cosmetics Cebu branch. All her hard work through the years seemed to have paid off as the PERVIL brand continue to grow and create waves enough to be noticed by different TV networks and get continuing raves both from it's first time users and long time patrons.
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Having said all these, you'll probably appreciate all the more my excitement when I first received the PERVIL'S Anti-aging Kit . This kit promises age-defying as well as moisturising, whitening, and sun protective properties. Here's a brief video of my UNBOXING.
A breakthrough formulation of the pioneering and revolutionary PhytoCellTec Technology of Switzerland, derived from a rare Swiss Apple Stem Cell Extract, essential vitamins and natural antioxidants to effectively combat age spots, skin darkening and moisture loss to achieved young looking skin.
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Please know that I just copied exactly what was indicated at the back of their boxes. These are their official information.
WHITE EMBRACE PhytoCellTEc
Stem CEll Soap 135 g
Age-defying +Whitening +Moisturizing
A unique blend of natural fruit Stem Cell extract, vitamins and natural antioxidants to effectively combat age spots, skin darkening and moisture loss. With regular use, dead skin cells are removed, fine lines are reduced, skin elasticity has improved skin tone lightened and hydrated. The result is a totally rejuvenating young looking skin.
WHITE EMBRACE TONER is a unique formulation that will give you a radiantly smoother, youthful glow enriched with;
A. Fruit Cell Culture Extract, an herbal preparation that aids in skin rejuvenation and vitality to reverse the signs if skin ageing.
B. Tiny White, a skin whitening and moisturiser with sun protection. It also give long lasting moisture for total protection and coverage.
C. Cooling Menthol, that leaves your skin feeling regreshed
3. Moisturiser - *info withheld, but direction to use is available
4. Sun Block - *info withheld, but direction to use is available
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I used the product for two weeks and showed it from time to time in my vlogs.
As for the WHITE EMBRACE PhytoCellTEc
Stem Cell Soap, it's just SO luxurious. At an arm's length while lathering up your hand, you will bask in it's luxurious smell in a mixture of fresh baby powder and a scent of flowers. It is quite unforgettable. When you use it, it glides on like butter to the skin making bath time specially fun. It was also pain-free to use, compared to other whitening products. I just noticed that your skin would feel tight afterwards, and yet the after effect of moisturization would still be present.
I used it for everyday cleaning. But when I tried to keep it on my skin for a couple of minutes to have whitening effects, my skin became a bit dry so I stopped doing that. Please know that I have dry to combination skin, why this is a usual effect for me when talking about whitening products. Product performance varies from person to person and so many people just love PERVIL products.
Later on, I just used it as a normal bath soap and it did well enough for me to write good things about it later. I always look forward to lathering up and bath time just became all the more fun for me! And the scent! Wow!
After using the soap, I always use the WHITE EMBRACE TONER. Using this toner is okay for me since I didn't feel any irritation on my skin. The downside is the smell. Well, I had high expectations about the soap! Remember me being wowed and all, I thought the toner would smell the same but it didn't. The scent was okay, but it could do better and perhaps mimic the smell of the lathering soap would of course wow it's consumers. But as for the performance of the product, it seem to be doing alright and it helps to break down make-up residue after I do face cleansing at night.
Now, my favourite container has the WHITE EMBRACE SUNBLOCK. It is just so handy, I carried it everywhere in my purse. I love how easily it glided on my skin as well as the teeny tiny amount you need to use to cover the face area. That fact alone is saving your money, since you don't need a lot of product to protect your face.
I had a skin break out with a pimple or two, perhaps it's because I changed facial products. These things happen you know. I can also attribute it to the probability that perhaps, even in my age, my skin is not yet ready for an Anti-aging product line. After all, most people would say I really look young for my age, and so is my skin. Another factor is that maybe two weeks is still too early to tell for the product to fully perform. Maybe my face is still getting acclimatised to the new product line,thus the small break out.
Also, as I've mentioned earlier, the product is non-irritating despite of it's whitening properties. There's only a slight tingling, a welcome indicator that a product is working. Besides that, it is quite pleasurable and relaxing to use the WHITE EMBRACE product line.
Will I buy it again, yes I would, at the right time. And to tell you honestly, I can't wait to try it's flagship product, the PERVIL Magic Cream. If this Whitening line did well, that product must really do wonders for the skin!
I don't want to romanticise PERVIL products just because it's Proud Pinoy made, was discovered by a Pinay and run by a unified Pinoy family all in search of a better future.
The story of this product line is the epitome of the Pinoy dream. One dreams of a better life for her family and clings on every drop of hope to breath life into it and made it all come true!
The story of PERVIL products is like the story of Mrs. Teresita Perez-Villanueva and my friend Mrs. Gina C. Barria. With hard work and determination, focus, lotsa luck and prayers, they were able to reach their life goals with a smile and still found the resolve to give back. And that's not only to their family and friends, but also to their countrymen as well.
You see! Like I told you, PERVIL is after all, some kinda amazing!
For those who are interested, know that they are currently offering distributorship. They're also looking for re-sellers. With mere 3,000 thousand pesos, you can start your home business and earn as much as 8,000 PHP as month. Like Mrs. Teresita Perez-Villanueva said in "May Puhunan", "Gaganda ka na, kikita ka pa!"
Beauty is not just skin deep with PERVIL products. Come try it now!
Thanks for reading guys and remember,
Stay Frugalicious Y'all!