The QUICKFX and Donny Pangilinan limited edition collab features full-sized products from their best selling Pimple Eraser line
As someone who previously identified as having acne-prone skin, the process of finding solutions that work for my skin can be challenging. There are too many probable root causes, from environmental concerns to hormonal issues or even food intolerances. While acne is a normal bodily occurrence, the stigma of blemishes can hit hard on one’s self-esteem, causing a frantic search for a solution that often leaves more harm than good on our skin’s health, and in turn, our appearance. Solutions filled with powerful actives that promise complete acne obliteration and quick results come at the cost of a damaged skin barrier, which means compromised, vulnerable skin.
Fortunately, the industry has started to shift to gentler acne solutions that place a greater focus on skin health. Enter QUICKFX, a Filipino skincare brand (primarily manufactured in Korea) that has been in the industry for over a decade. The brand is known for their Pimple Eraser line and their OG sachet products, the most iconic being the Pimple Eraser Cream. From handy sachets, the company has expanded their line into more than 15 products, which now include cleansers, toners, moisturizers and serums, all of which are designed to address pimple-related concerns.
QUICKFX recently unveiled their brand ambassador, the Gen Z heartthrob and actor Donny Pangilinan. With his active lifestyle and flourishing career pursuits, he perfectly matches QUICKFX’s philosophy of performance skincare—doing more with less. Donny also debuted the brand’s new QUICKFX Pimple Eraser Essentials Kit, a limited edition pouch containing full-sized products of the brand’s bestsellers for just P899.
Donny and the QUICKFX Pimple Eraser Essentials Kit
With a face that can (and has) moved legions of fans, he’s well versed in the rituals of maintaining his appearance and skin health. While he keeps his QUICKFX essentials at bay, his advice also touches on daily lifestyle routines. “Whenever you can rest, you should rest. That will always be the number one thing.” He also touches on the importance of sunscreen, as well as the tried-and-tested philosophy of prevention over cure. “Whenever you feel that something’s coming, I think it’s better to treat it already, as opposed to when the pimple’s already out,” he reveals.
True to his outdoorsy, sporty character, Donny’s favorite product is the Pimple Eraser Body Acne Spray. It’s a product that treats body acne, which he’s been dealing with because of his active lifestyle and whey protein intake.
If acne could be solved by only one product, that would be great. But acne-prone skin types know that this isn’t the case. There are different types of pimples that each require their own type of care, and QUICKFX’s Pimple Eraser Essentials Kit provides versatile solutions that address different acne concerns.
Pimple Eraser Cream
Pimple Eraser Cream (P59)
The OG, and also the very first product in QUICKFX’s Pimple Eraser line, is the Pimple Eraser Cream that comes in a handy resealable sachet. It’s made to dry out angry pimples and lighten dark spots. While people may prefer a larger value pack, I like the convenient size because spot treatments don’t need a lot of product for it to be effective. I’ve held onto tubes of acne cream longer than I should have (i.e. past their expiry date) because it takes forever to get me to finish them, so this pimple-drying potion is an ideal size for me.
Pimple Eraser Spot Patch
Pimple Eraser Spot Patch (P349)
QUICKFX sets itself apart from its competitors in the Filipino skincare landscape with their spot patch. It’s the only acne patch available in Watsons to have microneedles. Compared to the classic hydrocolloid patch for popped pimples, the microneedle patch is designed for emerging pimples beneath the surface.
If you’ve ever been curious about Zitsticka’s Killa Kit (at the steep price of P1800 for a pack of eight, without international shipping), the Spot Patch has a similar microneedle design and actively delivers acne-fighting ingredients directly to the inflamed area.
(New!) Pimple Eraser Body Acne Spray
Pimple Eraser Body Acne Spray (P199)
Donny’s proclaimed favorite, the Body Acne Spray, is great for people constantly on the go. It’s a portable 30ml spray that can easily be kept in your gym bag to treat your body acne after your workout session (after you take a bath). The spray design is a godsend, because we know how hard it is to put pimple cream on every single blemish on your back.
Pimple Eraser Recovery Concentrate
Pimple Eraser Recovery Concentrate (P399)
Dealing with acne isn’t all about offense. Rather, it’s more about defense. The Recovery Concentrate is designed as aftercare for hyperpigmentation and redness from acne, but it also serves as a nourishing serum to feed your skin barrier with the hydration and moisture that it needs.
The Pimple Eraser Essentials Kit retails for P899
When sold separately, the four items total to P1,006, but the Pimple Eraser Essentials Kit retails for P899, giving you P107 in savings *plus* a free pouch. Run, don’t walk—this limited edition deal won’t last long!
Photos Gwyneth King and QUICKFX
Words Gwyneth King
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver