Wonder Beauty Counter: Nature-Loving, Science Backed Beauty and Uplifting Scents
About time we shake off the glum and let in some good energy
Anybody else feel the need to break from their current routine or try something new and feel-great? Hear, hear. The last six months have been quite a ride—mostly emotionally—and we’re itching to shake off the glum and let in some good energy, starting with a deep but gentle cleanse. How about a treat for dull, parched skin thereafter? Choose from plant-powered creams, masks and oils to bring back your glow. And just because, spritz on something nice; something floral, fruity and fresh. See what we mean up ahead:
Céleteque Micellar Cleansers
Get truly clean and healthy skin
While many of us spend our time indoors, dirt and oil still find their way to our skin. Cleansing with facial wash is great but may not be enough to get rid of stubborn dirt and makeup. The answer? Double-cleanse but with a product that gently cleanses and improves skin quality: Céleteque Micellar cleansers. Clinically proven and formulated with the experts, it comes in two variants: Céleteque Hydration Micellar Water, and Céleteque Brightening Micellar Milk.
Micellar Water cleanses and moisturizes by improving skin moisture by 35% upon application. It also has Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) to help hydrate and Chamomile Extract to soothe skin. Meanwhile Micellar Milk, made for dull skin, cleanses, brightens and smoothes skin thanks to ingredients such as Vitamin B3 and Rice Milk Extract.
Best of all, both variants are dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and paraben- and alcohol-free!
Get #MoreWithMicelllar from Céleteque. Shop the Micellar Water for only P169 (250ml) and Micellar Milk for P199 (250ml). Available in www.celeteque.com, and major supermarkets, drugstores, beauty stores, and e-commerce platforms nationwide.
Floral, fruity and fresh!
Furla teamed up with the world’s best in fragrance to bring you a five-piece collection of timeless scents housed in stylish colored bottles punctuated with gold elements:
Magnifica is feminine and irresistible; it opens up with top notes of mandarin, blue lavender and peach followed by rose, jasmine and lily of the valley. All that is complemented with dry amber, vanilla orchid, sandalwood and musk, creating a lasting, aromatic statement.
Romantica is delicate in contrast, featuring peonies and sparkling notes of blackcurrant and davana. Modern and unexpected but never overpowering, the scent reveals vanilla notes with creamy sandalwood and patchouli.
If beauty, grace and flawlessness were a scent it would smell Irresistible. Made with a bouquet of white camellia and tuberose, lily of the valley and orange flower, the result is intoxicating and unlike anything you have smelled before.
Preziosa is to luxury with its heart of sensual florals, like rose and geranium, extraordinary notes of saffron and pink pepper, and a duet of vanilla and suede.
Last but not least is Favolosa, inspired by the woman who is joy incarnate; the life of the party if you will. Think top notes of grapefruit and green mandarin followed by heady florals such as magnolia and peony, and finally, white musk and orcanox.
Shop the 30ml bottle for P2,950 or the 100ml bottle for P5,850 in leading department stores, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Gateway, Rustan’s Alabang, Rustan’s Shangri-la, SM North Edsa, SM Makati, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, Landmark Trinoma, and Robinsons Ermita. You can also shop it online at rustans.com and Zalora.
A Greek godsend for your beauty and skincare needs
When it comes to beauty and skincare, options are aplenty. Products today promise to do more if not all and we can’t help but wonder what cocktail of ingredients are in the bottles, jars and pots that demand our attention. But our list quickly narrows down with clean beauty products that are effective, safe and sustainable. Meet Korres, a beauty brand born in Athens, Greece, that uses natural, high-quality ingredients endemic to the country, like Greek Yoghurt, Green Olive, Wild Rose, and Pomegranate.
From ingredients cultivated in healthy soil to a zero-waste process, Korres is where nature and science collide to create a library of herbal remedies and formulas developed into products that address specific skin woes. Bestsellers include the Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser, which removes impurities, as well as hydrates, reduces redness, and nourishes sensitive skin. Stressed out? Beat dry, dull skin with the Probiotic Nourishing Sleeping Facial and the Hydra-Biome Probiotic Superdose Face Mask to bring back your healthy, glowing complexion. Other favorites include the multitasking Pure Greek Olive 3in1 Nourishing Oil, which deeply nourishes the face, body, and hair, and the salicylic-infused Pomegranate Pore Blurring Gel Moisturizer, which blurs pores while hydrating skin to reveal a balanced and clear complexion.
Intentionally and ethically made with the help of science, Korres is a beauty brand that truly cares.
Stay tuned as we test drive some of Korres’ best-selling products.
Art Matthew Fetalver