Easy solutions to top six beauty problems
- Mara S. Miano () - November 11, 2011 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - The holiday season is a delightful time of year, but the cold weather, unhealthy diet and exhausting activities can also be quite harsh on our skin. Prep your beauty kits with these new products and be camera-ready in time for the festivities.

Chapped lips

Chapped lips are a common sight this holiday season. Treat your kissers to Lip Ice, a sheer lip balm that turns into a personalized pink shade according to individual lips. It contains beeswax and aloe vera to keep lips soft and moisturized. 

A more intensive option is Vaseline Lip Therapy in Cherry. It is formulated with renowned Vaseline petroleum jelly, providing protection, relief from dryness and long-lasting hydration.

Lip Ice lip balm, P145, and Vaseline Lip Therapy, P75, are available in all Watson’s drugstores.

Eye do: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye contains Butcher’s Broom, a root extract that promotes blood circulation and reduces inflammation.

Puffy peepers

Aging, poor nutrition and tiredness cause puffy, tired-looking eyes. Rejuvenate your delicate under-eye area with Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye, an eye treatment that promises to give you fresher, younger-looking eyes by morning by diminishing puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles.

Midnight Recovery Eye (15ml) is available for P2,250 at Kiehl’s Greenbelt 5

All clear: BB creams not only cover up but also help clear out skin imperfections.

Perfectly imperfect

Just like everything else, beauty products are going Korean. Get rid of blemishes with the latest beauty trend, the blemish balm cream, inspired by Koreans’ natural blemish-free look. Try out Pure Beauty BB Cream and Avon Healthy Make-up BB Cream. Just squeeze a small amount on your fingers and apply like a foundation. Blend well for a flawless complexion.

Pure Beauty Jasmine Water BB Cream, P319, is available in all Watson’s drugstores.

Avon Healthy Make-up BB Cream can be availed via phone, SMS, direct selling or Avon outlets. Visit www.avon.com.ph for more information.

Spotless mind: Get rid of bacne.

Don’t look back

Bacne, or back acne, is more likely to occur because of the cold, dry air. Gently scrub with the H Bella Strawberry and Cinnamon body polish enriched with Vitamin C and antioxidants. For those hard-to-reach areas, get yourself a NanoMed Finale clear body spray, an anti-acne spray that clears away blemishes and prevents new breakouts.

H Bella Strawberry and Cinnamon Line body polish, P269.75, and NanoMed Finale clear body spray, P389.75, are distributed exclusively by Watson’s.

Moist likely: Kiehl’s Creme de Corps body moisturizer and Dove Beauty Moisture facial wash should help keep your skin smooth and hydrated in this cold weather.

Parched along

The “ber” months’ cold, less-humid weather sucks moisture from our skin, causing it to be dry and cracked. Make sure to invest in a moisture-balancing facial wash such as the new Dove Beauty Moisture that keeps skin moisturized while washing away dirt; and an effective lotion like Kiehl’s Limited Edition Creme de Corps, a rich body moisturizer that leaves skin soft, smooth and elegantly hydrated.

Dove Beauty Moisture facial wash is available at all Watson’s drugstores.

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps is available in all Kiehl’s branches. Creme de Corps Body Moisturizer 8.4 oz.,P1,800; 16.9 oz. with pump, P3,150; Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter: 8 oz.,P2,500.

In my nature: Pantene fuses science and nature with their breakthrough collection, Pantene Nature Care.

Lifeless locks

Rejuvenate flat, limp hair this season with Pantene Nature Care, enriched with nature-derived ingredients to help nourish hair from within for more shine, volume and fullness.

Pantene Nature Care shampoo, P99.75; conditioner, P99.75; intensive penetrating treatment, P149; leave-on creme, P259. Available at all leading supermarkets and pharmacies.


Those hi-res DSLRs at Christmas parties are cruel on large pores. Though Photoshop is still the best pore eraser out there, get your hands on pore minimizers such as the Tony Moly Pore-Tightening Cream and Z-Pore instant pore refiner.

Tony Moly Pore-Tightening Cream, P848, and Z-Pore instant pore refiner, P1,600, are exclusively distributed at Watson’s drugstores.

To the pore: Stop avoiding close-up photos with the newest pore minimizers from Watson’s.

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