With some possible top-shelf favorites for the new normal
We bring back Wonder’s Beauty & Grooming Counter this June to help you navigate through the next phase of our lives—at least when it comes to all things beauty. From new essentials that will keep you feeling extra fresh and clean to beauty recommendations to help you make a good, lasting impression IRL, we’ve compiled them right here.
In case, you’re looking for something more specific, like a salve for brightening hyperpigmentation or shopping with a purpose, check out here and here, respectively. But while we have you, check out our list below:
Because we’re all looking forward to better days
As our homes become the place we do everything in—eat, work/study, workout, play, sleep, repeat—there needs to be clear distinctions on what we do where and when to try and keep a balanced lifestyle. And while the operative word is to try, there are little upgrades we can make to stay motivated, like still dressing up for work, lighting a scented candle while you meditate, or treating skin, including the scalp, to some TLC. So on your next grocery run, why not try a new scalp care shampoo, like Clear Botanique? It's packed with five essential oils that soothe the scalp, leaving it clean, fresh and dandruff-free. Because who doesn't look forward to a nice, long shower at the end of a hot day?
Unilever x Lazada's Shop2Give Hope
Another reason to shop for a cause
Unilever teams up with Lazada for a third time to give shoppers a chance to give back, especially during this time, when you purchase your favorite Unilever products. Brands, like Cream Silk, Dove, Closeup, Breeze and Knorr, will hold a sale event for the benefit of UNICEF Philippines. Starting July 1, 2020, these brands will be offering special one-day only discounts up to 70% off, so you can shop for a cause and help secure a child’s future.
Missed it? Aside from one-time-only offers, Unilever and Lazada also want to give you the opportunity to upgrade your work- or learn-from-home setup. Like and share the Shop2Give Hope post from Lazada’s Facebook page and get the chance to be one of five winners of Learn-from-Home packages , which includes a Lenovo laptop, a Sennheiser headset with mic, a study table and a Herman Miller ergonomic chair plus a year’s supply of Unilever products worth P100,000.
For more information on Unilever and Lazada’s Shop2Give Hope sale in support of UNICEF Philippines, check out Unilever Philippines on Facebook.
Nivea Men Deep
For the #DeeplyDistinct man who wants to give it his best, whether at home or at work
They say to give our best, we first need to feel our best. Working towards that goal can start from the outside in and sometimes, with the right grooming products. After all, sweat and oil can easily make anyone feel less confident. Meet Nivea Men’s Deep Range, a complete grooming system made with Black Carbon, which is a powerful antibacterial agent that deeply cleanses and protects for 48 hours. There are three distinct fragrances—Original, Espresso and Amazonia—to choose from in the Deo range, and can be paired with Nivea Men Shower Gel, Shampoo and Face Wash for better results.
Nivea Men Deep is available at Lazada and Shopee.
Nivea Blooming Pink Range
Time to work on that healthy, glowing skin
Whose routine wasn’t shaken up during the past few months? As we slowly enter the next phase of our collective new normal, it’s time to revisit good old habits and restart regimens lost and forgotten during lockdown. At least on the skincare front, Nivea’s Blooming Pink Range has us covered. Dull, dehydrated skin? Their Fair & Glow Whip Foam 0% Alcohol, a face wash enriched with Hokkaido rose extract (the range’s hero ingredient) gently cleanses and brings back one’s natural glow. Double up on cleansing with Fair & Glow MicellAIR Cleanser 0% Alcohol and protect skin with Healthy Glow Cooling UV Lotion. It not only shields skin from harmful UV rays, but moisturizes and keeps it cool, too, thanks to ingredients like lotus extract, licorice extract and vitamin C. Effective but gentle protection against sweat and odor? There’s Nivea Whitening Deo Essence 0% Alcohol in Hokkaido Rose and Sakura for that.
Nivea Blooming Pink Range is available at Lazada, Shopee and BeautyMNL.
Rustan's The Beauty Source Welcomes Beauty Addicts Back
But with a new beauty norm to keep in mind
For those of us who want to optimize trips to the outside world, Rustan’s The Beauty Source welcomes us back into their beauty and grooming haven but with safety as their number one priority. Home to new and old favorites—Chanel, La Prairie, Clarins, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Perricone, Murad, Sisley, L’Occitane, Phyto, Diptyque, Jane Iredale, Stila, Deborah Lippmann and Acca Kappa—and a growing beauty community, the The Beauty Source set effective ways to ensure a safe and worry-free experience for Beauty Addicts as they browse through a wide selection of skincare, makeup, personal care, body care and other beauty essentials through strictly implemented shopping guidelines:
- Face mask must be worn at all times by both shoppers and employees
- Social distancing will be strictly implemented to avoid any unnecessary contact
- Frequent hand washing is highly encouraged for everyone
- Counters will be disinfected regularly and only one customer per counter at a time will be allowed
- All beauty services requiring physical contact like facial spas and makeup demos are temporarily suspended
- No testers or product trials until further notice
- Contactless payment is highly encouraged
Rustan’s Makati and Shangri-La are open daily from 11AM to 7PM; Rustan’s Gateway is open daily from 10AM to 7PM; and Rustan’s Alabang is open from 11AM to 6PM.
Is having a beauty sale!
At some point, we’ll have to go back to work (or look for one) outside the comfort of our homes. Physical interactions may not be as frequent, but still necessary. So we’ve turned to Max Factor for some beauty recommendations to help us make a good, lasting impression IRL. For a smooth and nourished base, try Max Factor’s Miracle Prep Illuminating and Hydrating Primer. It’s skin-loving formula contains vitamins that hydrate while keeping one’s makeup in place. We’ve all been guilty of sleeping late because of “one last episode,” so we’ve added Mastertouch All Day Concealer Pen to our list of essentials. It features a light-diffusing formula and a smoothing applicator to ensure the product blends seamlessly into skin. Last but not least, a swipe of color, in which we’re eyeing Lipfinity Velvet Matte in Nude Silk. Longwearing with a bold, matte finish, this liquid lipstick is infused with coconut and vitamin E to keep lips hydrated and feeling comfortable.
Shop our picks and more at Max Factor on Shopee.
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Art Alexandra Lara