Codename AYA

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Belle de Jour Planner Giveaway (Part 3)*

Every week this month, I'll be giving away a Belle de Jour planner package! There will be two (2) winners this week. To join, follow my page on Facebook *here* and comment on the giveaway photo! Full mechanics are on there. Special thanks to Belle de Jour for the prizes!

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*This giveaway is open only to Philippine residents. Winners will be chosen and contacted by me through email/social media for their delivery details. Make sure the accounts you use to enter are accounts you check regularly!

For updates, visit CodenameAYA on FB.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Review: iWhite Korea Aqua Moisturizing Cream

Hello! In this post, I'm gonna tell you more about my current favorite moisturizer...

...the iWhite Korea Aqua Moistruzing Cream.

iWhite Korea is a skin care brand formulated in Korea that specializes not only in whitening the skin but also in improving its overall texture through the natural plant extracts in their products that are refined through Bio-Nanotechnology. 

I've known about the brand iWhite for years now. The first iWhite product I bought was their nose pack. It's so affordable and it worked well too so I included it in my skin care routine. Their products only came in sachets then but shortly after that, iWhite released their products in tube packaging as well. 

Oil-free moisturizer, perfect for my oily skin.

Active ingredients: 
  • Mulberry root extract - contains arbutin which inhibits melanin production; soothing even in high concentrations; reduces uneven skin tone and appearance of dark spots; helps in cell regeneration
  • Panax ginseng root extract - reduces wrinkles and refines skin; promotes skin regeneration; helps remove scars
  • Green tea - contains vitamins for skin regeneration, strengthening and repair; contains anti-bacterial agents that help prevent acne formation

Also contains: Water, Aloe barbadensis leaf extract, tocopheryl acetate, Oryza sativa bran extract, retinyl palmitate, ascorbic acid, sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, dimethiconol, cyclomethicome, allantoin, panthenol, imidazolidinyl urea, fragrance, Blue L

Directions for use: Apply it on a cleansed face. Can be applied with iWhite Facial Cream. For best results, use twice a day.

The packaging is as simple as it can get. 

The product comes in a squeeze-type tube like all other moisturizers I've tried. I have no major complaints with the packaging.

The product has great texture, in my opinion. It has a gel-like consistency, and it's very easy to spread and apply onto the skin. It doesn't feel oily (as expected from a water-based moisturizer), and it is not runny at all. It has a subtle scent that is just ok for me - it doesn't smell bad but I wouldn't exactly consider it fragrant. This moisturizer smells exactly like the iWhite nose pack. 

A little goes a long way with this. The amount of product in the photo above is already a bit too much for my whole face. 

The cool thing about this moisturizer happens when you start spreading it onto the skin. Upon blending, tiny droplets of the product appear, as if I've just wet my skin with water.

Cool, right? And once fully blended, there will be no trace of product on the skin - no sticky or greasy feeling. It feels a bit refreshing on the skin like it has a subtle cooling effect. It feels very light as well, which is good! My skin always feels soft and smooth after I apply this product. I've been using this for about a month now, and it does a great job in moisturizing, as far as my skin is concerned! But please note that I have oily skin. The effects might be different for those with dry skin. Also, I haven't used this product enough to notice any drastic whitening effect, but I don't mind as whitening isn't one my current major skin concerns.

Thumbs up:
  • Water-based, good for my oily skin
  • Great consistency
  • No strong scent
  • Easy to apply and spread onto the skin
  • Lightweight
  • Keeps my skin moisturized, soft and smooth
  • Doesn't irritate my skin in any way
  • Affordable - Priced at P169 for 50g of product (tube), P20 for 6g (sachet) although it's more expensive than the other moisturizers I've tried.
  • Widely available locally - Available at Watsons outlets and leading department stores and drugstores nationwide.

There's nothing much that I hate about this product. As far as I'm concerned, it does the job of moisturizing my skin and keeping it soft and smooth! If you're looking for a water-based moisturizer, you might wanna check out this one. Visit iWhite on Facebook and @iWhitekorea on Twitter for more info and promo updates :)

Stay tuned here at for a giveaway where you can win your own iWhite Aqua Moisturizing Cream, ok? :)

Disclaimer: Product was sent by the company but the views and opinions expressed in this post are purely mine and based on my own experience with the product.


  1. Nice review sis! Ganda talaga ng product na to. I'm waiting for your review dun sa soap ^_^

  2. Ana Kristela Bugante FranciscoMarch 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    I'm also using their product sis. Halos lahat from nose pack, facial cream, moisturizing facial wash and whitening facial mask. Eto na lang ang kulang. Hahah! So thanks for this review :) I will surely join your giveaway! *Hihi*

  3. I have been using this for almost a week na rin and I am loving it! Great review Aya!

  4. This looks good, Aya. Haven't tried any iWhite products pa. lol

  5. wow. Mukhang ok to ah :) Im a sucker for moisturizer pa naman :)

  6. I tried it and effective nman :) It's so mild

  7. nosepack din una kong nagamit about 5 years ago~ yes, super effective at maganda sa skin. makikita mo talaga yung improvement kapag tinuloy-tuloy ang gamit^^ thumbs up! :D

  8. Ganda nun no? Effective pa. Ang sarap i-peel off. HAHAHA

  9. Yeah. That's why I like it. It's not too heavy for my already oily skin :)

  10. Dry ba skin mo? This one's ok naman :D You want to try? I have extra, yung napanalunan ko sa giveaway!

  11. Hihi. My first iwhite product, I bought years ago na. Haha ngayon lang ulit na-try :D

  12. Haha wow, pwede ka na maging iWhite brand ambassador! Hahaha. How are their other products? I have them na rin pero I have yet to try some of them out :D

  13. Thanks, sis! Buti pinaalala mo 'yung soap. Tamang-tama, ubos na current soap ko. I'll try to review that too :D

  14. This seems like a pretty good product! Do you think that it would be good for sensitive skin?

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  15. great review! :)

  16. I'm using this too :) this does the job well.. tapos affordable and easy to find naman :) For reference, I have normal to dry skin type.

  17. True! Great to know it also works well for normal and dry skin :D

  18. I think it would! :) Thanks, dear!

  19. Thanks for the review! I want to try kaso wala pa kong budget for these things. :(

  20. I have an ongoing giveaway na ito 'yung prize! Baka you want to join :D

  21. hi AYA its great coz i read your review. buti na lang shinare nh iWhite :) anyway i'm using the product of iwhite i start from nose pack then i try the facial pack tapos ngaun gumagamit na din ako ng facial wash saka facial cream.very affordable saka kahit sachet lang more than one week ko nagagamit kaya sulit.. eto na lang ang kulang sakanila hehe pati yung soap. pag nakakaputi yung review mo sa soap bibili ako hehehe..morena kasi ako hehe :) pano ba ito gamitin?after maligo or bago matulog?binababad ba sa face?ikaw paano mo xa gamitin?

  22. Hi, Diana! Sige, stay tuned for my review sa soap. Ginagamit ko na yun ngayon. Itong moisturizer naman, ginagamit ko after ko mag cleanse ng face. Once sa morning, once sa gabi. Sa gabi, usually inaapply ko siya before matulog. Last step siya sa skin care routine ko. Hindi naman binababad. Squeeze ka lang ng konting amount then spread mo lang sa face mo gently. Mabilis maaabsorb ng skin :)

  23. i tried na this prod..di ko na maantay maging winner kaya i bought on the sachet hehehe ..PEACE!!!super gaan and sarap sa feeling :) love it.. napansin ko lang lahat sila pare parehas ng amoy mula sa nose and face mask,facial cream,facial wash, and moisturizer..same ang amoy..

  24. Watsons, department and drugstores:)

  25. san po ginagamit to sa face ba?

  26. tnx po , pati sa nose po ba linalagay din ? kulit ko no :)

  27. ate aya , pano po ba pagkatapos kong ginamit yung iwhite whitening pack, hindi ku naba babanlawan yung face ko , agad na ba gagamitin yung iwhte aqua moisturizing cream? tnx po

  28. Depende. Ang ginagawa ko, pag meron pang natitirang mask sa face, ni-ririnse off ko muna. Pag wala naman, diretso moisturizer na :)

  29. Best Natural Moisturizer - For those with dry skin Elmore Classic is the one cream that will suffice for their extreme moisture requirements. A truly classic product is reminiscent of moisturizers being used for centuries, but with a modern edge that is truly unique.


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