Last weekend, when we went out for breakfast, Wowa noticed that my skin looked nicer. My mother is my worst critic when it comes to my skin. This isn’t surprising because she takes good care of her face and it shows naman. So when she said that gumaganda skin ko, natuwa ako.
I want to share with you what new thing I did these past few months kaya my skin looks nicer and healthier.
Have you guys heard of the Banish skin care products?
I must admit that I haven’t heard about them up until this Banish Starter Kit landed on my doorstep a few months back.
It took me around 3-4 months to try the products so I could give an honest review about it.
So, what is Banish?
Banish is a beauty products company that was founded by a lady named Daisy from Pasadena, California. She’s a entrepreneur who graduated from Duke University with a degree in Economics. Like most of us, she had skin issues. She has tried a lot of skin care products for her acne and was best friends already with dermatologists because of the number of times she consulted with them to cure her acne. She noticed that when she used organic products, her acne lessened. It was not until she has saved up for a laser treatment to remove her acne scars when a plastic surgeon showed her this cosmetic tool to be used with a Vitamin C serum. She’s a vlogger too so when her viewers noticed her nice and improved skin, they all asked for the products she used and it got sold out.
The rest was history na daw. You can read her story here.
The Banish products claim that “they work to get your skin back to its natural state by emphasizing the use of fresh natural ingredients”. Most of the time, the Banish products are created the same day these products get shipped to the people who ordered.
Since their products are made from natural ingredients, I wasn’t scared to try them. The Banish Starter Kit contains:
- The Banisher
- The Pumpkin Enzyme Masque
- The Activated Charcoal and Clay Masque
- Vitamin C Beauty Elixir
- Pore Smasher
At first, natuwa ako because talagang may beauty gadgets na kasama! This is the first time I will ever be trying this.
I’ll go straight to the point.
I believe the reasons why I have better skin now are:
(1) I started eating healthier since the doctor said that I had high sugar and cholesterol levels,
(2) I started using facial wipes first before washing my skin, and
(3) I used the Banish Pore smasher, Vitamin C Beauty Elixir, Banish Oil and the Pumpkin Enzyme Mask
This is Banish’s Vitamin C Beauty Elixir. It is my favorite among all products in this kit.
It comes in a spray bottle that I use everyday. The key ingredients to this amazing beauty product is Vitamin C, Aloe and Tea Tree Oil. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects the skin. Aloe reduces redness and inflammation and tea tree oil is antibacterial. Gosh, I love this spray! It’s so refreshing and it helps moisturize my very dry skin and my skin feels supple afterwards. I can really see that after a few weeks, my skin is a lot brighter. Maganda talaga ang Vitamin C sa skin, ghels. It’s super my favorite that I finished this bottle already! I have to order more!
I use that after washing my face. It acts as a toner and a moisturizer na din.
After spraying the Vitamin C Beauty Elixer, I use a cold Pore Smasher and roll it to my face.
This is the Pore Smasher.
The Pore Smasher can be used before the Banisher to numb skin or daily after applying your serum and elixir to temporarily tighten your pores and reduce irritated skin.
What I do is that I put the Pore Smasher in the freezer before we eat dinner. Then after an hour, just after spraying the Vitamin C Beauty Elixir, I roll the Pore Smasher on my face. It’s so relaxing!
Favorite ko yang activity na yan and I still do that everyday with the Banish Oil.
Another product that I have been using is the Pumpkin Enzyme Masque.
I use this once to twice a week. The Pumpking Enzyme Masque gently exfoliates skin without the use of harsh scrubs to reveal beautifully smooth and more evenly toned skin. I experience a little tingling sensation but that’s normal daw. It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Beta-Carotene and Alpha Hydroxy Acids. It’s vegan and cruelty free plus it is made without parabens and sulfates.
Remember, I have sensitive skin pero I didn’t encounter any problems with this product. I just put on a thin layer on my face, let it dry for 10 minutes then wash it off with cold water.
Another product that I like is the Banish Oil a.k.a Vitamin C Serum.
According to their website:
This is the signature product that was carefully formulated by Daisy herself. Each potent drop is infused with nature’s best ingredients. That’s why it quickly became a hit and started the #BanishObsession
What I like about it is that it has Vitamin C (how can you ever go wrong with Vitamin C?!), Ferulic Acid (another antioxidant) and Vitamin E.
I put this after the Elixir spray just before using the Pore Smasher at night. It makes my skin look brighter and smoother =)
The next product in the Banish Starter kit is the Activated Charcoal Clay Masque.
It has the ability to absorb impurities up to 100 to 200 times its weight. As the activated charcoal absorbs the oils and impurities, your skin won’t reabsorb the bad stuff while the mask is on.
I use this once every other week. I mix it with water until it becomes like a paste. Dahan dahan lang ako with this product because this is best used if you have oily skin. Dry akish so dahan dahan lang ang gamit ko.
Lastly, the Banish Starter Kit comes with the Banishers. They have the roller one and the pen for isolated pimples or acne.
The Banishers increase the effectiveness of the famous Banish Oil. We can’t use Banishers on active pimples though. It’s just like what our dermatologists tell us always: Do not squeeze out pimples by yourself because it might get infected. Using the Banisher before the Banish Oil once every two weeks reduces the look of dark marks, uneven texture and fine lines.
From their website:
“The Banisher provides a natural way to fade the appearance of acne scars. It uses titanium bristles that are an ideal size to help fade the look of acne scars with little recovery time.“
To tell you the truth, I have not tried this yet. Wala kasi akong acne sa face (thank you genes). But this is how it looks like.
This is how the Banish Stamp/Pen looks like:
It makes sense though. The Banisher is a derma roller that’s also a micro needling process wherein it creates micro channels in your skin. This causes your skin to repair itself and build new collagen fibers. It helps fade acne scars. For those who do not have acne scars, the Banisher will help the Banish Oil get absorbed more in your skin.
I’ll get back to you after I’ve tried this, ha?
I have to note that before actually using the Banisher, you should read the instructions on How To Use The Banish Kit.
There are a few reminders when using the Banisher:
- Do not use the Banisher over active acne
- Do not exfoliate right after using the Banisher.
- Avoid sun exposure or wear sunscreen the next day.
- Consult with your dermatologist before use if using a prescription acne medication or cream
Daisy has this video about all the items in the Banish Starter Kit. Nice siya to watch =)
You can order your first ever Banish Starter Kit here.