Our eyes are always peeled for great beauty products from our very own homegrown brands, and this is especially true when it comes to skin care! Because who else would know Filipino skin better than Filipino brands, right?
To prove just how far local beauty brands have come, we set ourselves up for a challenge. From this week forward, we'll be curating skin care routines that exclusively feature local products. First up on our list: for the oily-skinned girls! Find out our picks for this skin type below:
Step 1: Makeup Remover
To dissolve the initial layer of makeup on the skin, use a cleansing oil. Don't worry about it leaving your face greasy since you'll be rinsing it off later on.
Virgin coconut oil is by far the most affordable local option for this (if you're not sensitive to it), but local brands also produce mineral oil-based products for clog-prone skin.
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Celeteque Dermoscience Advance Anti-Aging Cleansing Oil, P249, Watsons
Step 2: Cleanser
Remove remaining traces of makeup and dirt with a non-drying foaming cleanser. Most local face washes are infused with natural oils that will nourish your skin as they clean!
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Be Organic Bath & Body Age-Defying Argan Oil Foaming Face Wash, P395 for 160ml, beorganicbathandbody.com
Step 3: Exfoliator
Dead skin cells tend to clog the pores, so exfoliating once every few days is imperative for those with overactive sebum production. Try local options with gentle fruit seeds, coffee beans, or even coconut meat that won't irritate your skin.
Next2Nature Virgin Coconut Oil Scrub Soap, P100, Lococo
Step 4: Toner
Both calming and astringent toners are great for oily skin as long as they're alcohol-free. These create a soft and pH-balanced base for serums and moisturizers.
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Beach Born Healing Toner, P280, beachborn.ph
Step 5: Serum
Lightweight serums that pack a punch are difficult to find, but we're not short on them locally. Several natural oils like argan, emu, and sunflower oil are our simple yet effective picks. But if you're a K-beauty fan, you can still get your fix of ingredients like snail mucus from a Filipino brand!
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Sooper Beaute Baby Skin Snail Serum, P180, sooperbeaute.com
Step 6: Moisturizer
Gel-type moisturizers will keep oily skin hydrated minus the greasy feel. Products charged with aloe, hyaluronic acid, shea butter, and even local coconut oil can lock in moisture so you stay matte without feeling tight.
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In Her Element Rose Gel Serum Moisturizer, P895, Beautymnl
Step 7: Sunscreen
The ideal everyday sunscreen for oily skin is non-greasy and semi-matte finish. And the beauty about shopping for a local one is that you can get all that plus some extra skin care benefits, thanks to our wide array of local ingredients.
Snoe Here Comes The Sunblock Instant Rosy White SPF45, P299, SM North Edsa