We all grew up knowing their tagline by heart—SM, We've got it all for you. Well seeing their beauty department growing from carrying the mere basic department store brands to now a plethora of every single beauty antidote you've always wanted, needed or never thought even existed, proves the point that they really do have it all. The latest highlights to reach their floors are rows of the latest oral supplements in the market. Sure, we're all on some topical regimen but the newer crop of products push for something further—faster results, more potent ingredients and all at an arms reach with only a glass of water standing in your way.
But before you get lost in the valley of the supplements, we give you a rundown on the five main categories that SM Beauty caters to:
From time immemorial, Filipinas have always wanted to get fairer. But before you set your appointments for skin-bleaching, IV-injections or the latest laser to promise a new porcelain you, consider a gentler approach. Belo Neutraceuticals' Glutathione+Collagen gives you a two-punch of whitening and plumper texture in about 2-4 weeks. Mosbeau Placenta White boasts of whiter skin in twice the time of Glutathione with its placental proteins in 14 days and Vita Pack 3 in 1 Beauty Pack contains three different pills deliver whitening, slimming and antioxidant protection.
More than your usual daily Vitamin C tablet, supplements that detoxify can help in strengthening brittle hair and flushing out toxins. Organique Acai delivers the benefits of the Brazilian Acai Berry which can help reduce cholesterol levels and can combat bacteria in your system. Easy Pha-Max Wheatgrass Powder on the other hand with its 70% chlorophyll content can eliminate excess fat and free radicals.
Ivi Premium Collagen is a powdered drink that helps repair the lost collagen that has diminished through the years while Pynocare 40 Actisome targets those stubborn sun and age spots that seem to cloud our tired skin. And as for Myra-E? Iza Calzado's gorgeous glowing complexion says it all.
When it comes to shedding the pounds, you might want to stick to natural ingredients such as Kankunis Slimming Tea with its orange casing and bikini-clad lady on the packaging, that helps your digest your food, with its herbal infusions. Cosmo Body on the other hand contains green tea extract and L-Carnatine to boost your metabolism. And when all else fails, there's always good-old Xenical, which stops a third of the fat you intake from even digesting.
And after all of that pill-probing, we can only come to the conclusion that the problem no longer is whether you should be taking any of these supplements, but rather which one is right for you!