Taking inspiration from the popular phrase “you are what you eat”, we believe the same idea should be adopted when it comes to the beauty products you use. After all, the skin is our body’s largest organ.
This spice is notorious for healing certain health problems such as nausea and sore throat, so naturally, it can also protect your skin from certain damages as it’s packed with 40 antioxidants.
Try: THE BODY SHOP Ginger Scalp Care Shampoo (P 375); KIEHL’S Daily Reviving Concentrate (PTK); AROMATHERAPHY ASSOCIATES Face Mask (P2245)
When life gives you lemons, put it (or a product that has it) on your skin. A touch of lemon rejuvenates and brightens uneven skin tone, giving you that angelic-like glow.
Coconut isn’t the “Tree of Life” for nothing. The Philippines’ best has its endless list of products and by-products, and in the world of beauty, it is hailed as a rich source of medium-chain fatty acids that moisturizes, protects and heals.
Try: VMV HYPOALLERGENICS Gentle & Softening Makeup Removing Oil (P1173); LEADERS Insolution Coconut Bio Super Food Mask (P148 each); ECO CARE Organic Coconut Oil (P838)
They hydrate, soothe, and comfort sensitive skin for a healthy-looking complexion. No wonder it’s called the “next miracle” in skin treatment. Ah yes, they are indeed, magical.
Try: THE FACE SHOP 3D Ampoule Mask Sheet Collagen & Pine Mushroom (PTK); DR. WEIL FOR ORIGINS MEGA-MUSHROOM Skin Relief Micellar Cleanser (PTK)
The world’s most celebrated nut isn’t just good to snack on, but is also good for the skin as a non-abrasive scrub. When finely grounded, it gently buffs away dead skin cells for softer and more nourished skin.
Try: MARIO BADESCU Almond and Honey Face Scrub (P945); THIS WORKS Clear Skin 5-in-1 Water (P1619); WILD PRODUCTS Sweet Almond Oil (Cold Pressed) (P654)
See skin bloom with “The Queen of Flowers”. Rich in tannin, it helps reduce pigmentation and dullness to improve skin’s luminosity and resist accumulated damage to prevent sallowness.
Try: ESTÉE LAUDER Nutritious Rosy Prism Radiant Gel Emulsion (PTK); ESTÉE LAUDER Nutritious Rosy Prism Radiant Gel Essence (PTK); NARS Purifying Foam Cleanser (PTK)
Words by Mich Sancianco and Tin Advincula
Art by Mac Señas and Kait Javier