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Never lose the opportunity to take care of yourself because healthy skin is power.

With heat indexes still on high, our skin needs proper attention more than ever, and by that, we mean tweaking a few things in our skincare routine to make it more appropriate for our hot and humid tropical weather.

Here are some of the latest cult favorites in the world of beauty.


The hottest season of the year may give us great summer memories but also uneven and dry skin.

Sun exposure contributes to sunburn, hyperpigmentation and drying out the skin. High humidity also leads to increased sebum production that can make oily skin worse and more prone to breakouts, while dry skin can get flaky and rough. Harmful UV rays can also make fine lines and wrinkles more visible.

Staying in air-conditioned rooms, excessive sweating, dehydration and even the chlorine in swimming pools can dry out the skin’s natural moisture that can aggravate your current skin woes even more.

It’s time to switch to light hydrating products like those from Japanese cult skincare brand Hada Labo.

One of its bestselling products is the face lotion that sells out a bottle every five seconds in Japan. The product is known for making skin soft, bouncy, velvety matte and well-hydrated with five kinds of hyaluronic acid for oily or combination skin.



Cleansing formula

Korean derm-favorite brand Cosrx has announced the release of its new Low pH Niacinamide Micellar Cleansing Water, a moisturizing and gentle cleanser designed for sensitive and acne-prone skin.

The Low pH Niacinamide Micellar Cleansing Water contains key ingredients, such as Niacinamide, Allantoin and Hyaluronic Acid that soothe and hydrate the skin while removing makeup, unclogging pores and regulating excess sebum and oil secretion.

Cosrx’s latest cleansing water was developed after discovering that skin irritation begins at the cleansing stage due to strong stimulation and residual impurities.

Low pH Niacinamide Micellar Cleansing Water is available on the COSRX stores and at

Her choice

Paula’s Choice is finally here in the Philippines with its latest product, the Pro-Collagen Multi-Peptide Booster.

The Pro-Collagen Multi-Peptide Booster is a highly targeted treatment with innovative and specialized peptides that soften expression lines in 15 minutes, with results lasting up to four hours. The formula is a silky, lightweight gel serum that absorbs instantly while plumping and firming skin for a stronger, more youthful complexion.

An independent clinical study was conducted and clinically proved that the Pro-Collagen Multi-Peptide Booster visibly firms, plumps and reduces wrinkles in four weeks. With regular usage for eight weeks, it boosts skin’s elasticity by 100 percent.

This cutting-edge gel serum contains signaling peptides to reinforce overall skin structure and health, including Power Peptide Complex, a trinity of peptides that target connecting and anchoring collagens within base-level epidermal layers.

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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF PAULA’S CHOICE | Pro-Collagen Multi Peptide Booster