With the help of serums that rejuvenate the skin, at-home treatments that bring life to dry, damaged hair and more
The first half of the year flew by and we can’t believe it’s August! While we mean that in the best of ways, we’re also reminded to slow down and take a breath to find balance. And in doing so, we’re carving out extra time for self-care because we deserve it. From serums that rejuvenate the skin to at-home treatments that bring life to dry, damaged hair, and other good-for-the-skin products, this month’s Wonder Beauty Counter is replete with options to upgrade your routine.
So yes, to working (and playing) hard, but a loud, resounding yes to loving ourselves harder. After all, a wise queen once said, “If you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” Can we get an amen?
Y.O.U Advanced Youth
Y.O.U’s Advanced Youth line is here to help rejuvenate skin, reduce signs of sleepless nights and strengthen skin’s natural barrier. Meet three of their hero products up ahead:
Advanced Youth Intensive Peptide Serum helps fight premature aging with Plantide X™, the world's first plant-derived peptide with M3000 Peptides, and boost skin elasticity with French Yarrow Extract and seven other plant extracts. What’s more, this serum’s Encapsulated Actives protects and stabilizes the effectiveness of the active ingredients to deliver results when released on skin.
Advanced Youth Recharging Peptide Eye Cream is a hydrating and lightweight cream made with Caffeine, Plantide X™ and Niacinamide. All these ingredients work together to help reduce the appearance of puffiness and fine lines. Even better, it comes with a ceramic applicator so it’s gentle on skin.
Advanced Youth Revitalizing Micro Essence strengthens skin barrier function while brightening the skin. It’s also formulated with Hymagic-4D, which contains four kinds of Hyaluronic Acid that penetrate deeply into different layers of skin to prevent trans-epidermal water loss. The result? Youthful-looking and glowing skin.
Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue
Dry, brittle hair? We don’t know her. With the right products and routine, hair can be beautiful and healthy at the same time.
With the new Cream Silk Salon Expert Daily Treatment Series, you can maintain smooth, shiny hair without worrying about damage. This miracle in a jar (or pack) is formulated with dual action keratin formulation that deeply repairs every strand to revitalize hair that’s heavily damaged from dyeing, straightening and other salon treatments. Available in two variants, you can use it daily or weekly after shampoo to maintain your crowning glory:
Keratin Damage Repair with Keratin and Collagen Dual Serum
Deeply restores and nourishes for intense regeneration
Keratin Rebond Straight with Keratin and Amino-Infusion Dual Serum
Repairs and boosts straightness and shine
With Cream Silk Salon Expert Daily Treatment Series, you can achieve salon-perfect hair!
The all-new Cream Silk Salon Expert Daily Treatment Series is now available in 18mL sachets for P7 and in 650ml tubs for P250 in all leading supermarkets, groceries, department stores and e-commerce platforms nationwide.
Introducing mindful, microbiome-friendly F-beauty (Filipino that is) brand, Pure Culture. Ethical in process and production, Pure Culture is committed to sourcing ingredients responsibly and using only ocean-friendly packaging. It’s founded by three women, Alex, Karina dela Calzada, and Kim Reyes-Palanca, who share the same passion for the natural and the same compassion for country and planet. “We also need to recognize that we are all part of a greater ecosystem. We are all connected, and every choice we make ripples within and outwards our body, community, and the planet,” shares Karina.
The first Philippine company to be certified by Safe Cosmetics Australia, Pure Culture’s product lines aim to take care of the environment of the skin by supporting, and not disrupting, its natural processes.
Wild Algae is a three-product line formulated for all skin types, but recommended for combination to oily skin. It’s proven to calm, brighten and hydrate blemished and acne-prone skin. Meanwhile Bulgarian Rose is luxuriously made with 24k gold and designed to rebalance, refine and revive dry and mature skin. Finally, Pure Culture’s Biome Bars are handcrafted body soap bars made with virgin coconut oil, shea butter, and lactobacillus ferment for zero-waste showers and baths.
To shop and learn more about Pure Culture, visit purecultureph.com.
Mindfully-formulated, EQUIVA’s skincare line is safe, effective and formulated for sensitive skin. Their products are dermatologist-tested and made with non-irritating formulas with a pH level of 5.5. Their hero products include a Micellar Cleansing Water, which gently removes makeup, soothes and hydrates sensitive skin and Moisturizing Facial Mist, which helps reduce oiliness while boosting skin hydration.
EQUIVA takes out the bad stuff—like fragrance and alcohol just to name a few—to make your self-care routine easy and stress-free.
Take your pick at EQUIVA’s online store, BeautyMNL, Lazada and Shopee.
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Art Matthew Fetalver