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  • No matter what outfit or makeup you have on, your skin will always be one of your best assets. Soft, hydrated and glowing skin instantly lends that touch of youthfulness, and conceals those much dreaded signs of stress. You can make heads turn at any age with skin that is well taken care of.

    Thankfully, skin care products these days offer multiple benefits—translating to not just extra value for your money, but time-saving points, too, when it comes to application. And wouldn’t that be just a godsend for busy moms everywhere?

    Here, we list down some of our recommended additions to your beauty arsenal. Because every woman deserves to look and feel good!

    1. Nivea Deep Cleansing Mud Foam, P90 (50g) and P150 (100 g)

    Nivea Deep Cleansing Mud Foam

    You don’t need to head for the spa to achieve flawlessly clean skin. Packed with Kaolin Clay and Activated Charcoal, this mud foam deeply cleans your skin and gets rid of dirt and oil, often left behind by makeup, creams and sunscreens. The result? Silky soft and smooth skin.



    2. Tony Moly AC Control Whitening Toner, P898 (150 ml)

    Tony Moly AC Control Whitening Toner

    After cleansing your face, keep dirt from getting into your pores with toner. This toner from Tony Moly, made with Arbutine, pine tree and papaya extract, tightens your pores and locks in moisture, giving it a healthy glow.


    3. Pond’s White Beauty for Acne Prone Skin, P80 (20g) and P140 (40 g)

    Pond's White Beauty

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    Did you know that dehydrated skin is the cause for an oily or acne-prone complexion? This light moisturizer and day cream not just moisturizes your skin but also comes with whitening properties.


    4. Myra Vitaglow BB cream, P99 (20 ml)

    Myra Vitaglow

    This radiance-boosting tube is packed with multi-benefits for your skin that allow you to combine the prettifying power of skincare and makeup. This hypoallergenic cream is moisturizing, contains Vitamin E for a younger-looking and healthy complexion, doubles as foundation, is packed with skin-enhancing minerals for a natural glow and even works as concealer and sunscreen. It’s easy to apply, too. Just use your fingers and the light and non-greasy formula blends easily over your skin. 


    5. Happy Skin Make A Clean Sweep Revitalizing Micellar Makeup Cleanser, P599 (100 ml)

    Happy Skin Make a Clean Sweep Revitalizaing Micellar Makeup Cleanser


    This gentle yet potent water-based makeup cleanser, sourced from Japan, efficiently glides on skin, getting rid of makeup, skin impurities, even lip and eye makeup in one easy swipe. It’s infused with Japanese Tea extract, an anti-inflammatory which soothes stressed and tired skin. It's also loaded with revitalizing Lotus Seed extract, a powerful anti-oxidant which not only keeps skin looking plump and young-looking, but it also locks in moisture as you cleanse.


    6. Celeteque Hydration Facial Wipes, P160 (20 sheets)

    Celeteque Hydation Facial Wipes

    This product allows you to cleanse your face anytime of the day. It has active skin hydrators that help boost your skin’s moisture levels to give you a smooth and refreshed feel. It’s clinically proven to improve skin smoothness in just two weeks. Aside from its hydrating properties, these wipes gently remove dirt, excess sebum and makeup that can clog pores.


    7. Philosophy Microdelivery Triple-Acid Brightening Peel, P3995 (12 pads)


    Philosophy Microdelivery Triple-Acid Brightening Peel

    If you have had a diamond peel before, then you know how much it costs. While the price of this product may be overwhelming, the benefits are surely worth it. Unlike peels of the past, this peel rapidly resurfaces and replenishes the skin at the same time. It delivers advanced brightening and anti-aging benefits in one step at home with zero downtime. It promises brighter skin in 30 seconds. It’s ideal for anyone with discoloration, pigmentation, uneven skin tone, post-acne scarring and fine lines and wrinkles.


    8. Human Nature 100% Natural Night Moisturizer, P149.75 (50 ml) and P259.75 (100 ml)

    Human Nature 100% Natural Night Moisturizer


    After any exfoliating procedure, it’s important to hydrate your skin. This moisturizer from Human Nature battles damage caused by free radicals as you sleep. It increases your skin’s ability to repair itself at night, infused with pure jojoba oil to help calm and soothe your skin while maintaining its natural moisture balance.


    9. Etude House Calming Face Hydrogel Mask, P148

    Etude House Calming Face Hydrogel Mask

    If you’re a fan of Korean singers or actresses, then you know all too well how much they put a premium on the flawlessness of their skin. Their secret? Masks such as this one from Etude House. It works wonders on skin damaged by pollution, hydrating it with aloe vera and giving that cooling effect with glacial water. You’ll love how silky smooth your face will feel afterwards.


    10. The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate, P1695 


    The Body Shop Drops of Youth Concentrate


    The eyes are the windows to the soul—and to your age too. Dark under eye circles tell your story of stress or vices, and who wants that? This eye concentrate reduces the appearance of eye bags, fine lines, making your eyes look refreshed. It also helps stimulate blood flow to your eye area. That’s because it’s made with the Edelweiss flower, known to withstand the harshest of summers and winters.

    We hope these kikay picks give you that much needed oomph in the beauty and confidence department. Invest in these and let us know which works for you!


    All watermarked photos by Mark Jesalva

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