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Refinery29 traveled all the way to Manila to find out how far people are willing to go for lighter skin.
The Philippines is one of the biggest markets in the world for skin whitening, and we have the plethora of products and treatments to prove it. The fact that all of it is readily available speaks for itself, too—just about anyone can pursue
Let in the light.
Newsflash: underarm whitening doesn't have to be painful (and, you know, painfully expensive). Some of the best spot fighters can be found riiight in your pantry! Keep scrolling to find out which six super ingredients are fantastic for warding off unwanted armpit
Who is fairest of them all?
Unless you’re a Victoria’s Secret model or a pop star, your armpits are probably the least of your worries when it comes to your beauty routine. At most we’ll probably shell out for laser treatments but for most girls, shaving and swiping
Get even and brighter skin in no time.
You can double up on the anti-aging products to fight fine lines and wrinkles all you want, but nothing gives away age faster than an uneven skin tone. And while some think that tanning might even it out, remember that bathing under
And protect your milky white skin.
While summer may be the season of the sun, others might not be as quick to embrace the season’s skin-darkening ways. Though a bevy of skin-brightening products lay at consumers’ disposal, we’ve whittled everything down to these tried and tested favorites. All
Actress Maxene Magalona reveals her favorite things.
Maxene Magalona is Vaseline's latest ambassador for their newest addition to its body care line, the Instant Fair Lotion. In the age where quick fixes abound, the brand is expecting its great reception in the market: its microreflectors that give instant whitening effect is
Beauty Assistant Ira Nopuente tested out the skincare line for 30 days.
Whiter and more translucent skin is the common goal of most Filipinas. Any bottle that says “Brightening” or “Whitening” instantly widens their eyes. They go straight to the cashier to take the whitening concoction home. In fact, women in their mid-20s should
We try out La Mer's Whitening Facial.
I am a fan of any skincare product with brightening properties. I'm too wary of the sun damage--wrinkles and darkening--that my skin battles day-to-day so when I discovered that luxury beauty brand La Mer is introducing a whitening facial mask, I just had
Achieve a lit-from-within look from the best radiance boosters.
Flawless and luminous skin—isn't that the point of everything? Poreless, glowing skin (or kutis artista), can actually be achieved by us mere mortals, even if we don't have high-profile dermatologists or cosmetic doctors at our beck and call.You can make your vanity table