Here’s A No-fuss Skin Care Routine For Women Who Don’t Have Time
Because we need a skin care regimen, too!
“Less is more” — this mantra holds true when it comes to your skin care regimen. Using less products allows your skin time to reap the full benefits, while also saving you half an hour in the morning and at night.
The truth is that you don’t need a lot of products -- or expensive ones, for that matter -- to achieve glowing skin. There are plenty of local skin care brands that deliver what they promise, and for a fraction of the cost of imported brands. The key is to actually use them, and consistently! Here’s a simple skin care regimen you can follow:
Hydration is key.
Water is essential to your skin care routine. Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day helps your skin stay hydrated and looking radiant — no amount of creams or facial treatments can give you the same effect.
Wash your face with a mild cleanser.
Simplicity is key in choosing the right cleanser for your face. Go for a gentle face wash like the Clean and Bouncy Gentle Cleanser (Php 289) from Fresh Formula’s Moisture Boost Series. This cleanser moisturizes your skin and keeps it hydrated all day. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone.
Eliminate dirt and make up.
A cleansing oil is your new go-to product for those times you’re too sleepy to do your complete cleanse routine. The It’s Oat-K It’s Alright Foaming Cleansing Oil (Php 399) acts as a makeup remover, cleanser, and skin conditioner in one. With its non-irritating formulation, it can eliminate dirt, make-up -- even waterproof mascaras – and oil, while keeping your skin soft. It is perfect for all skin types and won’t irritate your eyes.
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Use a multipurpose product.
A skin care product that provides multiple benefits is a lifesaver – it keeps your skin looking superb effortlessly. The Snowberry Cream (Php 299) from Skin Potions is a multifunctional cream that combats and soothes acne, lightens hyperpigmentation and stretch marks, and acts as a pore filler or minimizer.
Skin care for Filipinos, by Filipinos
On the lookout for affordable yet effective skin care products? Here are 4 promising local brands you can include in your daily facial routine.
1. Fresh Formula
Founded in July 2019, Fresh Formula offers a variety of skin care products for the face and body that are created to complement our tropical weather.
“Our goal is to grow with Filipino culture in taking care of our skin: loving our color, accepting our imperfections, and including men in the conversation,” says Samantha Gonzales, Brand Manager of Fresh Formula.
Fresh Formula’s “Face Series” consists of four products that address common Filipino skin issues: cleanser, toner, a day protect product, and a serum or cream for night repair. Each one is formulated with at least five balanced active ingredients to help you achieve your skin goals.
The Glass Skin Series is for those who wish to brighten dull and uneven skin. The set features the Milky Glow Illuminating Face Wash (Php 289), Rosy Glow Tonic (Php 299), Morning Glow Brightening Serum (Php 399), and Golden Glow Night Repair Serum (Php 399).
The Moisture Boost Series was created to help you achieve hydrated, youthful-looking skin. This nourishing face series includes the Clean and Bouncy Gentle Cleanser (Php 289), On The Bounce Moisturizing Lotion (Php 299), Bounce Back Ultra Moisturizing Serum (Php 399), and Jelly Bounce Daily Lite Moisturizer with SPF 45 (Php 399).
Is ‘maskne’ a problem? You’ll love The Daily Grind Low PH Duo: Daily Dose Low pH Cleanser and The Clear As Day Low pH Toner for only Php 599. This new release is ideal for those experiencing skin irritation for wearing a face mask for long periods of time. Achieve smoother skin and combat your skin problem with only two products.
2. Skin Potions
Established by siblings Jonalyn Sison-Ramos and Aileen Sison in 2013, Skin Potions’ goal is to boost their customers’ confidence with the help of skin care and makeup products.
“Skin Potions believes that one’s quest for beauty should be fun and magical and we have this vision to help enhance the lives of people through skin care and makeup,” says Aiza Tejero, Marketing Manager of Skin Potions.
The Acne Pie Soap (Php 250) has Salicylic Acid to gently eliminate dead skin cells and soothe irritation and redness. It dries up acne and gives your skin a smooth radiance.
For fairer and younger-looking skin, try the Tomato Serum (Php 295) to enhance your natural glow and lessen the appearance of large pores.
Beautéderm's roots date back to 2009 when its owner Rhea Tan did skin care formulation as a hobby on top of a full-time job and other businesses. Now, the local skin care brand has over 60 branches in the country and one in Singapore.
“Beautéderm aims to bring back your natural beauty and radiance from within [with] a simple skin care routine,” shares Anna Agero, Beautéderm Distributor.
For cleansing, she recommends the Papaine soap (Php 350), which is rich in Vitamins A, C, and E from orange and papaya extracts. To further cleanse and remove dirt, use the Day and Night Toner, (Php 650/60ml).
Beauté L’ Elixir Skin Care Set with AcneBuster Actives consists of three products only, making it perfect for a quick routine. It includes a Refining Toner (Php 750), Sunblock Primer (Php 650), and Night Fix Créme (Php 650), to keep your skin acne-free. These are safe for sensitive skin, and even teens, and lactating and pregnant women can use them.
4. Skin Foundry
Local beauty brand Skin Foundry offers products that are made from all-natural ingredients.
“Our goal is to help Filipinas celebrate beauty with easy-to-use makeup and skin care essentials,” says Kaylah Sy, Operations Manager of Skin Foundry.
The Clarifying Bundle includes the Lemon and Witch Hazel Scrub and Lemon Witch Hazel Mist, which help in cleansing, healing, and exfoliating your skin while clarifying impurities and brightening your complexion.
The Clarifying Bundle is available for Php 350 on BeautyMNL.
Found the perfect products for you? Whichever one you choose, remember not to skip your skin care regimen! Having a daily facial routine is a must and these simplified steps can help you achieve healthy, flawless skin with minimal effort.