Met Tathione Glutathione Whitening Toner Review

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Cebu Blogger: Here's my honest review about this newly introduced toner from Met Tathione. I just recently came back to intake glutathione not for the sake of getting whiter but for cleansing of my internal organs especially my liver. However, when I purchased 1 bottle from Watsons, they handed me over a box with a free Met Tathione Toner 150 ml bottle. So, I thought I should give it a try as I'm changing the toner that I've been using for months. 


Pond's has been too harsh on my skin when I applied. I have that stingy and tingly feeling. That means, it has alcohol!!! So I'm ditching it. I dunno why I succumbed to it for months...

Now, are you ready to know my reviews?

But before that, let's get in to some facts and details. It is the first thing that we should know when putting things on our face or skin. For me, it should be Paraben-free, alcohol-free, Benzophenone-free, Mineral-free and Perfume-free.

Also, the ingredients with a higher amount or quantity are listed first. At least, that's what I know. So if there are any ingredients that I may think could be toxic at some point, it should be listed far behind. Or can just be tolerable because of its small amount. Are we good?

Ingredients: water, butylene glycol, glutathione, alpha-arbutin, hydrolyzed jojoba esters, sodium hyaluronate, Saxifraga sarmentosa extract, Scutellaria baicalensis root extract, coix lacryma-jobi ma-yuen seed extract, sodium bicarbonate, hydroxyethylcellulose, disodium EDTA, peg-32, peg-6, xanthan gum, peg-60, hydrogenated castor oil, Phenoxyethanol, fragrance

Are ingredients safe to put on the face? The first 10 ingredients are pretty much SAFE. However, there might be some ingredients that I just want to stress out. Let me put a snap description of some ingredients that might seem new or I'm in doubt. All info are taken from Google!

*Butylene glycol is considered to be largely safe for use as a topical skin care ingredient. While it's a type of alcohol, it doesn't typically irritate or dry out skin. (note the word "alcohol")

*Is hydroxyethylcellulose safe?

It is not beneficial in itself to the skin, but is a widely used ingredient because of its ability to serve many purposes (Source). Safety Measures/Side Effects: There are no adverse side effects or warnings associated with products containing Hydroxyethylcellulose. (ok, it is safe)

*The Cosmetics Database considers Tetrasodium EDTA a low to moderate hazard ingredient, depending on its usage. ... However, tests done by the CIR (which are not corroborated) found that Tetrasodium EDTA is not a dermal irritant or a sensitizer, and is not absorbed by skin easily. (this is safe)

*Peg-32 also functions as an emulsifier, which is a type of ingredient that keeps unlike substances (such as oil and water) from separating.

*PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is a surfactant: it helps water mix with oil and dirt so that they can be rinsed away, leaving skin and hair clean.

In themselves, PEG compounds are not dangerous. Most of them are well tolerated by the skin and are generally considered safe. (it is safe)

*Xanthan gum may not be an active ingredient, but its use in skincare is significant for product texture and formulation. It is not known to have any toxic or harmful side effects, can be appropriate for use in natural and organic skincare and is thought to have some hydrating benefits for the skin. (it is good for the skin)

*Phenoxyethanol is used as an anti-bacterial in cosmetics as well as a stabilizer in perfume. The product's Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) says that phenoxyethanol is harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin and that it can cause reproductive damage. (this is the ingredient that I'm so concerned, however, it is minimal in quantity)

How to use it?

After washing my face with a Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser, I apply the Met Tathione Toner on a cotton pad. I just softly press it on my face. Not really rubbing it. I just want the juices to get into my skin with a gentle push.

What it do?

It tones and whitens the skin.

150 ml

Smell: It is fragrant. But because I want to use products that are parfum-free, I hope they can just get rid of it. But it is ok, tolerable scent.

Harshness: It is not harsh like my previous toner. I don't feel any tingling sensation. So I'm liking it.

If taking in some glutathione gels, make it sure it is from the same brand or manufacturer. In this case, from IVI.RYO Corporation.


Price: Around Php 1100.00 or $19.

Would I recommend it?

Yes. I think the ingredients mentioned above are a bit of concern especially it has a type of alcohol but not irritating and phenoxyethanol that could be harmful but I guess with a few amounts only. For me, it is generally SAFE to use.

However, I'm still seeking other toners out there. Maybe the Thayer's Witch Hazel Toner is worth a try and it is cheaper than the Met Tathione Glutatione Whitening Toner.

What do you think? Do let me know.

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What's The Proper Skin Care for Eczema?

Theme: Skin Care

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Cebu Blogger: According to studies on the Journal of Dermatology, there is around 10 to 20% of children worldwide affected by atopic dermatitis or eczema (common term). And around 1 to 3 % in adults. So it is best if diagnosis of such condition is known at an early stage of life to make sure proper skin care is provided. Below will enumerate the steps on how to moisturize our skin.

I, myself has eczema and other skin allergies since I was born. I learned to manage my condition at an early age and that includes regular visits to a skin dermatologist. I was then prescribed with a hypoallergenic soap and some specific diet is observed. It was not an easy childhood for me dealing with skin issues and controlling food I eat. It's very challenging. Good thing, I survived!

So, I'm joining Cetaphil PH on their mission that all Filipinos will have a proper skin care. And of course, this is not just a simple skin care. I would highly suggest a consultation to a skin doctor is a must if  experiencing some skin irritation or developing a highly sensitive skin condition. Reason that I have to check ingredients of cleansers, soaps, and anything I put on my skin (both body and face) because there are ingredients that may not be best when you have atopic dermatitis or other skin conditions.

There are 3 factors that make our skin highly sensitive. These are irritants, bacteria and allergens. Often times, we get these from the environment, on the food we intake and sometimes the clothes we wear or the things we used on a day to day basis or worst, when we are stressed out. Our skin is becoming sensitive when it fails to block  foreign invaders entering it and later on develops into atopic dermatitis/eczema.

So how do we resolve this? The solution is to get a proper skin care regimen as soon as you are diagnosed of such and one of it is moisturizing.

Basic steps in Proper Skin Care (moisturizing)?

Here is what Dr. Kristy Alo-Manal (skin Dermatologist) suggested on how to moisturize:

- Use warm water when taking a bath and should limit the duration to only 15 minutes. Beyond that is discouraged as it might not be healthy for the skin.
- When drying, simply pat the skin with  a dry towel and careful not to be rubbing it harshly.
-Apply moisturizer after toweling dry within 30 minutes.
-Don't use clothes or towel that is made of wool as a material.
-Trim fingernails and make sure they're clean always.
-Avoid exposure to the sun at certain hours during the day (10 AM to 4 PM)

With Cetaphil's 3-day event on promoting a healthy skin mission to all Filipinos, celebrity moms were also invited during their 2nd day at SM CITY CEBU on September 28, 2019 (saturday). Kaye Abad and Bea Soriano Dee (co-owner of SUNNIES) talked about the value of moisturizing their skin as well as that of their babies to prevent atopic dermatitis/eczema in the future.

With someone like me who has skin allergies, I highly suggest to use products that are paraben-free, non-fragrant, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. 

Where to buy Cetaphil?

Cetaphil products especially the Gentle Skin Cleanser are available in all Watsons outlets.

Would I recommend Cetaphil?

Definitely, a YES!


Is it effective for sensitive skin?

YES! I have a highly sensitive and eczema-prone skin and Cetaphil moisturizers work wonders!


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