Ahead, some ideas this gift-giving season with the help of Wonder Beauty Counter
So, how is everyone? Have we emerged unscathed from the biggest sale of the year? Although 11.11 may be a thing of the past, there’s still plenty of time to shop this gift-giving season. With an abundance of new releases, these foolproof gift ideas will surely make life easier for both last-minute shoppers and type-A over-preparers!
Choose from must-have launches from Lush to Korres worthy of a spot on your favorite beauty enthusiast’s vanity. Who’s to say you can’t gift anything for yourself? We’re all about self-love this season!
‘Tis The Season For Lush Christmas Gifts
It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas
For many, there’s no better reminder that it’s Christmastime than when Lush brings out the goods. And this year’s gift collection is bigger and better than ever.
“This year, the Lush Christmas Gifts range has been created with the idea of sending messages of positivity and joy to the ones we love. This is through the vibrancy of design, messaging on the gift or through a selection of poems found inside the gifts,” says Suzie Hackney, Lush Gifts Creative & Category Lead. So make the ones you love, including Mama Earth, smile this festive season with gifts with a conscience. That’s because all Lush gifts are made fresh by hand, the papers are made from 100% recycled paper, and all gift tags and inserts are 100% recycled and recyclable.
Now about those gifts, should you not find a set suitable for you, you’re more than welcome to personalize. Build yours with Lush’s selection of reusable packaging; choose between the fabric Knot Wrap, Lokta Wrap or Tin, and add your choice of products. Don’t forget to add that handwritten note to make it extra special!
Lush is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Alabang Town Center, Bonifacio High Street, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Robinsons Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza, SM Mall of Asia and TriNoma. Also available on Zalora and Trunc.com. For more information, visit lush.com.ph and ssilife.com.ph or follow @ssilifeph on Instagram.
Let KORRES Superfeed Your Skin
With full circle skincare to unlock the goddess within
KORRES, a Greek beauty brand that champions nature and science, is a beloved name in beauty. Heroing clean plant-powered products, these are safe to use and deliver effective results. From skin to seed and back, KORRES’ full-circle approach to beauty advocates for fair trade, sustainable cultivation of herbs and plants and equally sustainable packaging solutions, zero-waste, and recycling and repurposing empties.
Clean, effective and sustainable? We’re here for it. Peep our faves from the collection that does it all:
Greek Yoghurt + Caffeine
Greek Yoghurt Wide Awake Eye Gel to treat Dark Circles + Puffiness
Cool the skin around tired eyes with KORRES’ roll-on eye gel. It reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness thanks to ingredients like nourishing Greek yoghurt and probiotics. Meanwhile, the coffee extract stimulates skin and helps you look well-rested.
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Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Probiotic Gel-Cream
Microbiome Technology to give you that bounce
KORRES’ high-performing gel-cream moisturizer is powered by real probiotic-rich Greek yoghurt. It also features three types of hyaluronic acid and WaterPatch complex, a water reserve for the skin, to deeply and quickly moisturize parched skin.
Greek Yoghurt Probiotic SuperDose Face Mask
Microbiome Technology to Nourish + Rebalance
KORRES’ first-ever probiotic SuperDose mask is formulated with the highest content of real Greek yoghurt. It works hard, and we mean in as short as 15 minutes, to cool and recharge tired-looking skin and give it that sought-after glow. What’s more, this mask protects skin from environmental pollutants.
Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser
Pre + Probiotics to Cleanse + Nourish
A global bestseller, this soap-free cream-to-foam cleanser features the brand’s super ingredient (Greek yoghurt!). It also boasts natural ingredients, like amaranth seed extract and milk proteins, that effectively but gently cleanse. The result: soft and soothed skin.
KORRES is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. Visit its standalone shop located at Power Plant Mall. Also available in Beauty Bar stores in Central Square BGC, Glorietta 2, Greenbelt 5 and TriNoma.
Beauty Bar Makes Clean Beauty Even More Accessible
Right this way for more clean beauty options
Looking for more options for clean, cruelty- and paraben-free, sustainable and vegan beauty products? Look no further than Beauty Bar, one of the OG beauty collectives that brought us closer to beloved global beauty brands. This time, they’re bringing exciting new products as well as cult classics under the clean category, and just in time for the holidays. Ahead, the names to check out and add to your list:
Meet the natural enemy of acne: Acnemy, which prevents unwanted breakouts with Zitclean®. It’s a non-irritating, skin-gentle cleansing gel that has less than 10% surfactants and is supported by two top ingredients: Salicylic Acid and Azeloglycine (azelaic acid + glycine). Both work together to gently exfoliate the skin and control excess sebum.
Prep the skin right before you put your glam on with these new drops from Good Light. Good Light is a brand that offers gentle-on-skin personal care products, like the pH-balanced gel-to-foam Cosmic Dew Water Cleanser, ceramide and hyaluronic acid enriched Moon Glow Milky Toning Lotion, and hydrating super protector We Come in Peace Microbiome Serum. Take your pick or use all three for the best results!
Boost hair’s health, especially during the most wonderful (and stressful) time of the year, with Hairvest. It boasts products that help reduce flaking, improving the scalp’s health and giving it a healthier and refreshed feel. Light, non-greasy and fast-absorbing, Hairvest’s hero product is BREAKAGE – Strengthening Scalp Serum for Weak Hair. It’s made with a powerful combination of natural plants with high antioxidant, conditioning and soothing power, capable of restoring the scalp’s natural balance.
LastObject offers essential products that can be used and reused, like LastSwab Basic Reusable Cotton Swab, LastTissue (which can be reused up to 3,000+ times) and LastRound Soft Reusable Cotton Rounds. The case of each product is either made from ocean-bound plastic or high-grade silicone free from toxins. Don’t know about you, but we love a product we can use over and over again.
Treat skin with Patchology’s works-like-magic ingredients that deliver amazing results. Need something to brighten your day? Try Flashmasque® Illuminate 5 Minute Sheet Mask designed to even skin tone and brighten the complexion. For a quick pick-me-up in the middle of a stressful day or week, there’s Flashmasque® Soothe 5 Minute Sheet Mask. It’s packed with natural anti-inflammatory ingredients to calm redness and reduce puffy, irritated skin. Parched skin? We don’t know her. Hydrate with Flashmasque® Hydrate 5 Minute Sheet Mask and Beauty Sleep Hydrogel Face Sheet Mask. The latter is best used at nighttime and is packed with anti-aging Retinol and Peptides to smooth fine lines.
Out all day? SmartMud® DETOX Sheet Mask might just be what you need. With its innovative mask technology, it’s easy to apply and remove, making it a quick and hassle-free way to treat yourself at the end of a long day.
Like what you see? Check out Beauty Bar stores located at Central Square BGC, Alabang Town Center, Power Plant Mall, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 5, Shangri-La Plaza, The Podium, Robinsons Galleria, Eastwood Mall, TriNoma, Robinsons Place Midtown, Robinsons Magnolia, UP Town Center, Ayala Center Cebu, and Marquee Mall Pampanga. You can also shop and discover more products via beautybar.com.ph. For real-time updates, follow @beautybarph on Instagram and Facebook.
Neutrogena’s Glass Skin Made Simple
Out with the old, in with the new
Neutrogena’s newly formulated Hydro Boost (P918) is here! With additional ingredients and its improved triple-charged formula of hyaluronic acid, amino acids and electrolytes, Hydro Boost intensely moisturizes the skin and leaves a dewy glow. Glass skin has never been this fuss-free and attainable. Its skin-mimicking ingredients complement the natural hydration process which makes you literally glow from within. Being formulated as a water gel means that this moisturizer is as lightweight as ever, perfect for the Philippine weather as it absorbs quickly into the skin. Just slather the gel on in the AM or PM, and your skin will be feeling refreshed, smooth and healthy. Adding this one product into your routine is truly #GlassSkinMadeSimple.
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Also, pro-tip: Try using this as a primer before your makeup, two in one!
Oxecure’s Power Duo Is Perfect for Sensitive Skin
Introducing the Ultra Gentle Moisturizer
Here’s a gentle pair from Oxecure to simplify your routine! We’re going back to the basics and cutting down on the essentials; in this case, with the bestselling pH 5.5 Gentle Cleanser and the all-new Ultra Gentle Moisturizer for sensitive, dehydrated skin. Formulated with Amino Acid Aqua Technology, it locks in hydration from within, increasing skin’s water-holding capacity. It’s also made with Calendula Extract to effortlessly soothe dry, irritated skin.
Don’t miss out on the Oxecure #GentlePair Promo Bundle for only P799 at 24% off!
The Oxecure pH 5.5 Gentle Cleanser 200ml (P359) and the Oxecure Ultra Gentle Moisturizer (P699) are available in leading Watsons branches nationwide, at the Official Oxecure website at oxecure.ph, and official Oxecure stores on Lazada and Shopee.
Meet Your Next Makeup Staple from Téviant
All eyes on the liquid eyeliner pen in Virago, Sienna and Sangria
The industry-favorite Téviant Liquid Eyeliner Pen, beloved by both beauty professionals and enthusiasts, now comes in three colors: Virago (black), Sienna (chocolate brown) and Sangria (mauve). Whether you’re doing a smoky cat eye or doing a playful bold flick, this remains smudge-proof throughout the day!
If you’re feeling more experimental, Téviant’s highly-pigmented rich mauve shade, Sangria, is perfect for dramatic looks!
Shop Téviant’s Liquid Eyeliner Pen (P445) on Shopee, Lazada, Zalora and BeautyMNL.
Celebrating Two Years of TRIZIE Fun!
Real beauty starts with being clean from within
Award-winning clean wellness brand TRIZIE, popular for their TikTok-approved natural dietary fiber blends, celebrated their second anniversary through a night of disco fun! Since the brand’s launch in October 2020 during the pandemic, they’ve grown quite the following for their honest-to-goodness products, perfect for that instant detox.
Want the full TRIZIE experience? We tried their bestselling Fiber Drink for seven days, here are the results.
Shop TRIZIE on Shopee and Lazada.
It’s the season that just keeps on giving. Are you ready to check out?
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver