Discover and try out this month’s beauty and personal care serve
At Wonder, we celebrate the month of September with the theme Style Edit. It’s an invitation to take a look at what we have in our closets, a little self-check if you will, to see what works, what doesn’t and what else we need (or want because that’s fine, too) to make space for the new and the beloved, and to give ourselves a little boost. It’s no different in our beauty department. We discover, test and curate products (and throw in some tips from the team and the pros) that we deem are essential. Up ahead, our September beauty and personal care serve:
Elevate your everyday skincare routine
Chances are, you’ve seen this beauty gadget make its rounds on the internet. Yeah, we’re talking about the LED Light Mask, which we’ve double-tapped (and bookmarked!) on the feeds of our fave celebs and idols.
Love K-Derma, a new name in beauty that promises to elevate your everyday skincare routine, brings us closer to our dreams of healthy, glass skin with the launch of their flagship product the LED Light Mask. It features 420 LED multi-colored lights and 7 color treatments designed to penetrate skin deeper and target common woes, including signs of aging and blemishes. It also comes with a remote control system that guides you through a 10-minute treatment. The results? Firmer, suppler skin.
The LED Light Mask is best paired with Love K-Derma’s range of skin-loving products, particularly Glass Skin Activating Gel used before treatment and K-Derma’s Gold Glow Serum immediately after the session.
For better beauty, better business and better future
Clean, safe, sustainable, and genderless beauty is the battlecry of Bare Better. But more than just a skin solve in a bottle, the new player in beauty also promotes wealth by providing opportunities for the less privileged through entrepreneurship.
Launching earlier this month, Bare Better has released six new skin-bettering serums of which one is specifically made for giving back. 100% of the proceeds from this variant will be used to uplift the Filipino youth and give them a better future.
Targeted skincare through science? Yes, please
They say the skin starts to age at 25. It’s when you start to notice the appearance of blemish marks, sun spots, and other signs of aging. Fret not, these concerns can be managed with Céleteque Dermo Science Advanced Anti-Aging Age Spot Erasing Serum. Specially designed to treat skin discoloration, this serum contains holy grail ingredients like retinol, which is effective in reversing damage from the sun and Father Time. It’s also effective on age spots and blemishes, and works perfectly fine even when layered with other products.
Shop it right now at Watson’s.
The grooming system for the #DeeplyDistinct man now comes in affordable sets
Fuss-free grooming that boosts confidence and delivers results? We’re here for it. (Re)Introducing NIVEA MEN DEEP Range, a complete, head-to-toe grooming system powered by black charcoal that deeply cleanses and protects. Get it in a set, which is affordably priced at P354, for yourself or a gift for the #DeeplyDistinct man you know.
Available in Lazada and Shopee.
Making alcohol accessible to everyone
As thoroughly clean and sanitized becomes the new normal, Cleene Ethyl Alcohol makes sure every Filipino has access to a disinfectant that kills 99.9 percent of disease-causing elements at home, at work or while in transit. How? Cleene teamed up with Mercury Drug to provide Ethyl Alcohol refilling stations in select Mercury Drug stores across the metro. Customers can bring clean empty bottles in the following sizes: 250ml, 500ml or 1,000ml, and have them refilled with the help of a Cleene assistant.
And just so you know, Cleene also offers hygiene essentials, like hand sanitizers, foaming hand wash, facial tissue and more. For more information and further announcements, follow Cleene on Facebook.
Continue to add heart to that cart
Unilever strengthens its message of giving back as they teamed up with Shopee for its annual #BeautyThatCares last August 29 to 31. This time, the multinational brand gave a portion of the proceeds to small local businesses affected by the pandemic through Mano Amiga’s Skills for Success Grant and Training Program.
Mano Amiga is an organization that aims to empower people and communities through education and development initiatives to help microentrepreneurs, such as sari-sari store owners and online sellers, start, sustain or scale their business. As a partner for #BeautyThatCares campaign, Shopee welcomed these small businesses onto their platform, allowing them more opportunities for growth and sales without increasing their operational costs.
To make it more special, Unilever also partnered with some of their brand ambassadors including Laureen Uy, Ylona Garcia and Aryanna Epperson to curate limited edition Beauty Care Kits available during the sale. Each kit also contains a face mask designed by the brand ambassadors.
The sale might be over but we don’t doubt it’ll be the last. For more updates and information, visit Unilever Philippines on Facebook.
Achieve your best brows ever with the Big Brow Blowout!
Issy & Co. is making waves across the local beauty industry with their one of a kind collaborations, most prominently, with actress Alex Gonzaga. For the month of September, they’re having a Big Brow Blowout—beyond 9.9!
Score your staple brow products at 15% off, with their Brow Pencil (P254) that comes with a retractable eyebrow pencil for filling in sparse areas and defining brows, and a unique styling paddle brush for an effortless blend, and their holy grail Brow Refiner (P332), which sculpts, tints and tames the brows for the whole day. The reformulated shade in “Clear” is a must-have, it’s non-intimidating even for beginners! Even YouTube sensation Manny MUA is a fan!
Rid of bacteria while nourishing skin
Disinfecting your hands—and everything in sight—is a chore under these circumstances, but we can’t be complacent! Need a more skin-friendly formula for your day to day? The brand new Oxecure High Five Hand Sanitizer Spray (P130) is an essential oil-infused hand sanitizer spray with 5-in-1 germ protection. Best of all, it’s not sticky and doesn’t dry your hands unlike your normal alcohol! While it contains Ethyl Alcohol, potent enough to cleanse and disinfect effectively, it’s formulated with Vitamin E to hydrate and fight skin damage.
Only good skin days ahead!
The Fresh Formula Good Days Ahead Essentials Pack (P999) is a beautifully curated four-product kit for clean and healthy skin from head-to-toe. It includes the Daily Dose Low pH Cleanser, Clear As Day Low pH Toner, The Daily Squeeze Moisturizing Hand and Body Wash plus the No Days Off Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer. These are also available for purchasing individually! Make it a habit, and include these products for only good skin days!
Cop Fresh Formula products on Shopee.
Ellana Mineral Cosmetics
The OG in clean beauty makes a case for clean and conscious beauty
If there’s anything we’ve learned from the recent events of 2020 and the global health crisis, it’s this: we have to be more conscientious of our purchases and how they impact our health and the environment.
Ellana Mineral Cosmetics, a pioneer of clean beauty in the country since 2007, reminds us yet again that we have options and that it’s possible to make the switch. This reminder comes just in time for Ellana’s new personal care line of environmentally conscious shampoo bars, serums, face masks and serums sprays. All cruelty-free, ethically sourced, vegan and with full transparency on the ingredients they use.
From left to right, top to bottom, Glass-C Skin Brightening Serum, Relax Conditioner Bar (P490 – introductory price at P390), UNWIND Clarifying Serum Spray and Serene Green French Clay Mask
Apollo Castor Oil
Fuller brows and lashes right this way
Eyebrows and lash woes? The new Apollo Castor Oil might just help. Made with 100% pure, cold-pressed castor oil, it helps nourish hair strands and stimulate growth. Now available in a mascara bottle, it’s even easier to apply onto brows and lashes. Just don’t forget to apply onto a clean face, wipe off any excess product and rinse off in the morning.
The Apollo Castor Oil 9ml retails for P79 and is available in Mercury Drug stores and other retail stores nationwide.
There’s still something to be hapee about—even during these trying times
For decades, Hapee Toothpaste, the first Filipino-made toothpaste, has championed the local hearing impaired community. Today, Hapee invites us to join the movement and donate one peso for every #NgitingHapee smile through the Pisong Handog Promo.
For every purchase of a Hapee Toothpaste product in 100mL and 150mL, and Gumtect in 100mL, one peso will be donated to help the hearing impaired scholars of DEAF Inc. school in Cavinti, Laguna to finish their education.
People helping each other out, especially during these times is definitely something to be hapee about.
Remember the Pisong Handog Promo only applies to the 100mL and 150mL products. All available in all leading supermarkets nationwide.
Red days? No problem
There are just so many things to worry about now and women’s red days shouldn’t be one of them. With GynePro, the feminine wash for that time of the month, odor, itch and irritation should no longer be a problem. Use twice a day, morning and night, when you have your period and three times a week on regular days. GynePro is also safe to use before and after sex, just sayin’!
GynePro 60ml retails for P73 and 150ml for P163. Available in all leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide. Also available online through Lazada. For updates, follow Gynepro on Instagram.
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Art Matthew Fetalver