Last week, Scent & Beaute invited beauty bloggers for a casual get-together to try out their newest launches. Newly launched brands such as Glamglow and h2o+, and soon-to-be launched brands such as Jack Black were just some of the products we beauty addicts tried that day.

With fellow beauty bloggers and the Scent & Beaute team

Let's start first with my favorite of them all, GLAMGLOW.


I've written a review on GLAMGLOW Youthmud recently this year when it was just launched. Turns out I'm not the only one who raved about the fast-acting anti-aging treatment, most people I know who've tried it had mutual feelings. As if Youthmud's success wasn't enough, GLAMGLOW Supermud was brought it and it sold like pancakes despite of the expensive price tag per pot! Supermud, which helps fight all common skin concerns including breakouts, discoloration, black and white heads, razor bumps, and in-grown hair, has started becoming the go-to product of anyone with problematic skin. 

GLAMGLOW's Youthmud, Supermud and Thirstymud

Now, the third of its kind has arrived Manila. GLAMGLOW Thirstymud is a nondrying hydration mask that delivers instant, extreme hydration. It uses the newest, most advanced, and extreme hydration active technologies. It moisturizes, restores, replenishes, and calms the skin. I can't wait to leave this mask on tonight and see how supple my skin will be in the morning!

Another new exciting product from GLAMGLOW is the Brightmud Eye Treatment. It's the first of its kind tap-on wipe-off three minute eye mask!


This reverse action undereye and orbital eye treatment consists of powerful actives that help minimize puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines while brightening and hydrating the eyes. Simply tap-on to deliver the range of advanced active ingredients into the skin then wipe-off, leaving a micro layer of actives and see results in as little as three minutes!

Spot the difference. Nicole's eye on camera left was not treated and her camera right eye was treated with Brightmud.

Since we Asians have smaller eye areas, open only one part of the Brightmud Eye Treatment so you can save more on product and get two uses out of one packet.

Next stop, Jack Black.


Jack Black is the grooming label for the guy's guy—one who likes to keep things simple yet superior, comprehensive yet not "cosmetic." From advanced shaving solutions to complete body-maintenance products, Jack Black formulas are simple to use, fast absorbing, and multi-functional, offering multiple benefits in a single product (how manly!).

I'm particularly interested with Jack Black Beard Lube, a revolutionary shave formula that is a pre-shave oil, a shave cream and a skin conditioner all in one. It's said to be a lightweight, lubricating lotion that penetrates whiskers to soften even the toughest beard, while making the surface of the skin soft. I can't wait to let my man try this one! He shaves everyday (sometimes, even twice). He's always on the lookout for a good shaving product and this one promises an easy shave, soft skin and no razor burn. It's even transparent to let the user see where he's shaving -- for less risk of nicks and cuts!

Lastly, is my new go-to CC cream from h2o+:

h2o+ CC cream comes in two shades: Fair/Light and Light/Medium

I haven't joined the CC cream bandwagon as I rarely apply base makeup on my face. I'm happy with the good ol' light-coverage pressed powders that I've come accustomed with since college. I did try Chanel's CC cream and I really didn't love the texture that much and the shade hardly adjusted to my skin tone. Two days ago, I tried h2o+ CC cream and boy, am I in love! This multi-benefit correcting cream went on light and instantly improved the my newly Revlite-treated face. It's like a seamless veil that  visibly blurs imperfections while it sits comfortably on my skin. Since it's categorised as a skincare product (that just has that hint of tint), it's something that I can use everyday without fearing my pores to be clogged. As with all their other products, the marine formula of h2o+ delivers powerful ingredients to hydrate, nourish, and protect. A moisture-rich trio of Hydrating Marine Blend, Sea Mineral Complex, and Hyaluronic Acid deliver a surge of fast-absorbing, nutrient-rich hydration Vitamin C and skin-brightening plant extracts help fade discoloration caused by excess melanin production. And oh, it has broad-spectrum sun protection to guard skin against harmful UV-rays too! 

Some of Fresh Bar's newest fragrances

GLAMGLOW, Jack Black and Scent & Beaute fragrances are available in all Fresh Bar stores. 
h2o+ is available in all leading SM Department stores nationwide and Century Mall.