Dermaroller Facts and Tips

When it comes to skin care treatments, our first thought is the spa and expensive procedures. However, skin care also involves thinning hair, wrinkles, and scars too. Even with all the options available to the public, you may not have heard about what Dermarollers can do for you. Let’s take a look at this treatment method and how it can help.

What is a Dermaroller?

Dermarollers use a process called micro-needling to treat the skin. Using a handheld device with a set of needles on one end, the roller is applied to the skin, gently puncturing the surface to reach the deeper layer of skin beneath it. It creates micro channels in the skin, making it possible for beneficial skin care ingredients to be better absorbed.

Micro-needling may be done using a Dermaroller, Dermapen, or Dermastamp. The Dermaroller uses a barrel shaped cylinder to roll the needles across the skin. The Dermapen has a small set of needles on one end that are pressed onto the skin while the Dermastamp has a larger set of needles that are stamped into the skin. Which device is used depends on the area being treated.

What are the benefits of using a Dermaroller?

One major benefit to using a Dermaroller is the cost. If you have ever used medical lasers to remove a scar, you know how expensive multiple treatments can be. Micro-needling doesn’t cost nearly as much, making it far easier to afford.

Another benefit to using Dermarollers is that the treatment can be used around the eyes and mouth. It’s a fact that lasers cannot safely treat all areas of the face. With it’s assorted sizes and designs, Dermarollers can. That is what every woman would love to have, a clean and smooth skin without the most expensive treatments.

What does the Dermaroller treat?


Dermarollers can treat a variety of skin conditions. These are some of those conditions that can greatly help woman especially those who are nearing their 40’s.

Fine lines & wrinkles – It works very well on fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead.
Scar reduction – While it does take multiple treatments to do so, it can also reduce the appearance of scars. This includes acne scars and stretch marks.
Cellulite – It can reduce or remove cellulite from arms, legs, thighs, stomach and buttocks regions.
Hair restoration – Since products can readily be absorbed, using hair growth medications in conjunction with the Dermaroller will increase hair growth while reducing hair loss.

Who can use a Dermaroller?

While anyone can use a Dermaroller, for some skin care issues, only a professional should provide treatments. Micro-needling uses different lengths of needles. For safety reasons, any treatment involving needles 1.5 mm and longer really should be done in a clinic.

Proper care and use of a Dermaroller
If you purchase a Dermaroller for personal use, it is imperative that you follow steps to properly care for both the Dermaroller and your skin. Read and follow the instructions carefully:

  • Disinfect the Dermaroller with rubbing alcohol and make certain it is clean.
  • Wash your skin with a mild cleanser.
  • Apply a numbing cream to the skin if needed. It can be uncomfortable, depending on the needle depth.
  • Roll the device over your skin back and forth. Always pick up the Dermaroller and relocate to new spot rather than scraping it across the skin. Apply left to right, up and down, diagonally to the left, and diagonally to the right for full coverage.
  • Rinse the skin again.
  • Apply vitamin enriched moisturizers to your skin.
  • Clean the Dermaroller.

Just like any treatments, it is always safe to consult your doctor first for you to learn whether dermaroller is appropriate for your skin condition.

Beauty Finds : Merlot Skin Care Review and Giveaway

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“Merlot Skincare was founded by Wayne Beckley after he became interested in research showing that the French have lower rates of heart disease due to the fact that they consume at least one glass of red wine per day. Wayne Beckley decided to do some detailed research into the benefit of grape seed polyphenols and this research gave him the inspiration for the Merlot Skin range. All of the skin care products in the range contain grape seed polyphenols and there are a number of anti-aging products within the Merlot Skincare range.”

Natural grape seeds extract has been known for its healing power.  It was associated to have substances that protect the cells from damage and help bring back the smoothness and beauty of the skin.  Drinking a green seeds extract is generally safe based from medical studies so applying them by means of skin care product is not an exemption.

That’s what Merlot skin care can boast, there products are free of fragrance and great for sensitive skin.  Based from the site , “the procyanadolic oligimers (PCO) contained in grape seed polyphenols have been found to be 50 times more powerful than Vitamin E and 25 times more powerful than Vitamin C”  which means it’s more powerful than a regular skin care products that i have used before.

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Imagine my delight when i was granted  to review their products.  I choose the Merlot Microdermabrasion Body Scrub since I love to have a body scrub once in a while , so I thought it would be a nice opportunity to scrub at home.  The purple color and the light smell can definitely doze you to sleep and the smoothness it can leave your skin is something i truly needed.

On the other hand, the Merlot Divine Perfume is definitely true to its name,  divine.  It doesn’t have a fruity smell instead it’s a bit musk , might be the scent of the grapes and i feel like i’m on a fields of grapes enjoying the beautiful scenery and fragrance of the fruits.

I also love the idea of its bottle, it’s a real catch since after i finished them, i can still use the bottle as a flower vase because of it’s slim and dainty figure, that’s where recycle products came to view.

And i so love the thought that they also included a night moisturizer since the last night cream I have used doesn’t do me justice and since I have Merlot skin care , i would definitely check its further results after several usage.


So, tell me your thoughts?   Merlot products are also available at Walgreens stores and through, as well as a number of winery  and dermatologist’s gift shops. Check out Merlot Skin care today and learn about how they can give you beautiful skin.  Sign up with their newsletter to learn the latest deals and updates.  Follow them on Facebook and don’t forget to join the giveaway below to get a chance to try this wonderful skin care collection.


Here’s the chance to get your very own 2 pieces (your choice) of Merlot Skin care products,  don’t forget to join!

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Merlot is a company that offers moisturizer, cleanser and cream based on natural grape-seed extract as an antioxidant to fight the natural skin aging process.

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Skin Care Friday: Review on Ciracle Jeju Volcanic Clay Mask

With the stardom of Korean Pop idols and well known korean dramas, I could not help but to envy those beautiful flawless face they have.  I told myself that it is perhaps of their genes or the beautiful weather but learning about Ciracle, a well known korean beauty product, made me realize it’s because of products like this that they can able to achieve flawless and beautiful skin.

The ingredients of this product actually came from the famous Jeju island. Remember those romantic kdrama that shows this beautiful island? How, i wish i can go there someday.  The volcanic clay contains  6700mg of volcanic ash that gives the ability to cleanse the impurities of our skin.

jeju volcanic clay mask

ciracle jeju volcanic clay mask

Helps to absorb the sebum in our pores and assist various problems such us black-heads,blemishes and dry skin and removes dead skin cells.  The clay helps reduces skin troubles as it moisturize it to make it more soft and smooth.

clay mask on my hand


1. Wash face and follow up with a toner.  You can try Ciracle Pore control tightening toner.

2. Apply mask onto face with 2mm thickness.

3. Make sure you cover problem areas such as blackheads, large pores and blemishes.

4. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes. If you feel a tingling sensation, this is normal. The natural plant ingredients in the formula are helping to remove dead skin cells.

5. Wash off with warm water.

Note from Ciracle

If redness or irritation occurs, stop using this product. Do not use over injured or infected skin. Use 1-2 times a week if you have normal skin, and 2-3 times a week for oily skin.

Complete Ingredients:

Water, Kaolin, Butylene Glycol, Volcanic Ash, Titanium Dioxide, Sorbitol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Bentonite, Polysorbate 60, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Panthenol, Allantoin, Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Thujopsis Dolabrata Branch Extract, Propolis Extract, Magnolia Kobus Bark Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower/Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Extract, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben

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With the mask on my face, i dream about Jeju Island,  walking on the sea shore and enjoying the warm breeze of the air and with the light smell of the mask, i could not help not to fall asleep.  But that would be messy, so i have  to stay awake and play monster with my little boy. 

After  a few minutes you can feel a tingling sensation but there is no cause for alarm it will pass soon and you’ll get acquainted with it.

Would i buy this?

You can buy this for Php. 990.00 or around $25.00 which is a real value for money. You can use the product for around  4 to 5 months in my calculations. Since, you only need a handful and with the result for a two weeks trial, it’s really wonderful.  So,  i definitely would buy this again.

To achieve beautiful radiant skin , you can also use Ciracle Jeju Water Sleeping Mask, an effective overnight mask which can renew the moisture and suppleness to tired and dry skin. It contains natural minerals, flakes of pure gold, and natural Jeju mineral water to nourish the skin and protect it from toxins.   

I got a sample to try but you can buy the original size at Php. 1, 290.  Hmm, a flakes of pure gold, you could just imagine how good it feels.

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Good thing, you don’t need to go to Korea to buy this.  You can check out Ciracle Philippines online shop or follow them on their twitter account to know the latest skin care product.

Disclosure : Sample products were given to me to try but opinions are mine. Directions to use this product was copied from Ciracle Philippines website. 

Hollywood Fashion : MAC Riri hearts

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mac and rihanna

A perfect beauty, packed in pretty pink designs,  singer Rihanna colloborated with MAC cosmetics to create this collection.  First to introduce is the RiRi Woo a perfect red lipstick inspired by Ruby Woo and will be sold on May 4 and 5 at Rihanna concerts  at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and will be sold online  via

I love Rihanna’s song but sometimes I don’t favor  her personality since it is somewhat like Lady Gaga with her bad girl image and striking fashion statement.

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Although it’s entirely her way, her popularity and stardom could not be questioned. Her latest collaboration with MAC will give four products (which you can see from above picture)  MAC has already colloborated with  Lady Gaga and Nikki Minaj as well.  Just leaving me an impression that they do like girls with worlds in their hands.

The summer collection will includes two additional lipsticks, a Lustre Drops shade and a powder blush duo.  Fall’s 16 sku’s include four lipsticks, a deeply pigmented Lipglass version of RiRi Woo, two multishade eye shadow palettes and false lashes. Holiday will bring another 10 items, including nail polish, a makeup bag and additional lipsticks.

That’s something all Rihanna’s avid fans would look forward too and the name, i so like it, it reminds me “Ri-Ri”  hmm. Now, i should ask my friends not to call me “Ri” again 🙂

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Hollywood Fashion- Drew Barrymore on fashion and motherhood

I guess, Hollywood is one place that fashion is indeed part of  them.  I thought, it would be nice to feature atleast one actress or actor in a week and see what they love, their fashion statement and the life they leading.

Actress, movie director, producer, a mother of a new baby girl,  Drew Barrymore is a name I have known ever since i have learned to read and watch television.   I guess she indeed love flower, after forming Flower Film, she    recently launched her beauty line called “Flower” which will be exclusive in all Walmart and what’s the great thing about  is, It could be one of the major beauty skin care from a celebrity that doesn’t cost hundred or thousand of dollars but it doesn’t mean that it’s less a thing.

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If you think that it was just created to go with the trend, apparently your having a wrong notion, as I have read Drew Barrymore served six years for Cover Girl as their co-creative director until such time that she decided to produce her own beauty line.

Inspired with the 90’s look, Flower Beauty line are all under $15, you can buy some for just $4. Now I wish i can have atleast some  of this 181 items. (i’ll definitely ask some friends to get them for me) .  Flower Beauty doesn’t have grand advertisement because she thought it would add up for additional expense that the consumer would have to carry but I guess, this one doesn’t need too much advertisement, Drew itself is already a household name.

Flower Beauty by Drew Barrymore

Flower Beauty by Drew Barrymore

She’s passionate with this new endeavor and especially on taking care of her four month old daughter , “Olive.  That’s mom power 🙂

Here’s another good news.  You don’t need to go to Walmart store to get one , you can buy through their online store and get free shipping when you buy  $45 up.

HBC- Giving everyone the right to be beautiful

HBC advocacy campaign aims to give every filipino the true beauty while helping our environment and social development.  I have known about HBC since i was a child where my grand mother would often bring me to buy her personal cosmetic needs.

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The company has established its name and we can see the growth over the years. But the same old advocacy of helping filipino women to be beautiful still remains.  Now, the company carries different beauty lines and brands especially created for the Filipina beauty because they believe that life is beautiful.   No wonder, after all this year, HBC keeps it’s pride and shining glory.

HBC offers different beauty products from your hair to your toes and you can choose from a wide variety of affordable but high quality products.  This October, follow my journey to beautiful life with HBC.  Each week, i will feature a new product from their store and at the end of October, each product will be a part of a beautiful loot giveaway I will be giving in November.

Isn’t that awesome?  So, don’t forget to come back and be a part of this health and wellness treat for everyone.