The Glow Up: Top Brands To Consider For A Solid Skincare Routine

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With all the bacteria our faces get exposed to by wearing masks, we have to be more mindful about taking care of our skin. We rounded up a list of products you can consider for your skincare routine!

It’s been several months since we’ve braved the open spaces sans masks and face shields. Intended to protect us from germs and bacteria, we’ve all adapted by incorporating the face mask into our daily lives. However, in doing so, we’ve come across an entirely new problem altogether— maskne. That’s mask acne, for those who haven’t heard it before, and it’s just one of the hygiene concerns that come with other new skin problems we never thought we’d ever have to deal with. 

Along with the pandemic is the recipe for a full blown dermis disaster. Added anxiety, heavier workloads, dealing with online learning or homeschool, and sleepless nights is just an example of the rough combination we’re all trying to keep up with. It doesn’t take much to figure out that our skin is suffering because of it. We know this firsthand, and we’re here to give you the holy grail in skincare to smoothen out the edges. Literally. 

Bioten

The Glow Up: Top Brands To Consider For A Solid Skincare Routine - Bioten
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European skin care brand, Bioten, harnesses the power of nature to provide high-performing products for all ages and skin types. Key ingredients are dermatologically tested and enhanced with advanced moisturizing agent platforms, the latest skin health guarding actives, and upgraded anti-aging complexes that are guaranteed to do wonders. 

They have the The Skin Moisture range which includes two variants: Normal/Combination Skin and Dry/Sensitive Skin. Both are intensified with prebiotics that help your skin’s microbiome retain a healthy balance, and hydronutrient 24H, an advanced moisturizing complex combining the purity of natural ingredients with science to provide long-lasting hydration.

Bioten believes that natural is a movement—rather than just a buzzy catchphrase—and is committed to leaving a sustainable footprint. Women are no longer just glancing at the labels—they want to know exactly what ingredients go into their skin and have developed a growing appreciation for what nature has to offer. Bioten has taken this into account and puts everyone at ease with their philosophy, “Caring for Nature, Caring for You.”

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Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance

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Cetaphil has always been known for being gentle, and is prescribed by dermatologists the world over for sensitive skin. A new dermatologist-developed regimen is now in Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance, a line of products that puts the care in skincare. It features GentleBright Technology—a combination of Sea Daffodil and Niacinamide that visibly corrects dark spots without irritation, boosts brightness, and evens skin tone in four weeks.

The Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance line is a complete regimen that will cleanse, tone, moisturize, and protect skin to bring out its inner radiance. Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance includes the non-drying Brightness Reveal Creamy Cleanser, Brightness Refresh Toner, Daily Brightening Protection Cream SPF15, Brightening Night Comfort Cream, Brightening Lotion, Brightness Reveal Body Wash, and Brightness Reveal Bar.

Bloom & Topiary

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Founded by a pair of best friends, Bloom & Topiary launched in 2019. This local brand gives homage to nature’s ability to nourish and revive. Expertly formulated using gentle yet high-performing natural ingredients, each product helps you achieve great skin with regular use. Jerika Ejercito-Aguilar and Meg Hornsby-Bates are so hands on with research and development of their skin products, all the way up to packaging and marketing. Their beautiful and glowing skin is a testament to how effective their concoctions are.

They offer a daytime skincare package called Top Of The Morning, which is a sampler that gives your skin some TLC first thing in the morning in four different ways. Think of it as your skin’s power breakfast; it comes with the Morning Boost Cleanser, Big Day Energy C-Serum, Balm for Bright Eyes, and Hydrate and Defend Moisturizing Gel & Sunscreen. A luxurious combination that gives you a glow that you can see and feel. 

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Luminisce

The Glow Up: Top Brands To Consider For A Solid Skincare Routine - Luminisce

Apart from the frequent travels and usual shopping, one thing that most of us miss is the undisturbed hours of treatment and pampering at a dermatologist clinic. Now, you can indulge in expert treatments at home or wherever you are with the Premium At-Home Kit of Luminisce Holistic Skin Innovations.

Renew, repair, nourish, lift, and lighten skin so it looks lit — The Lit Kit is the ultimate face whitening set that treats dullness, dark spots, and even melisma. This expert set offers multi-benefits for holistic skin health and comes with a The Lit Cleanser, Toner, Cream, and Aventurine Cream.

Fight acne and fade out unwanted acne scars with the The Coquille Peel At-home Kit. Ideal for dull, dry, or uneven skin, it uses Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) from natural fruit and food extracts to effectively exfoliate and slough off dead skin cells for a visibly renewed complexion. It also works to boost skin’s moisture levels for an instant youthful glow. 

All kits are designed with the thought of providing treatments to patients at the comfort of their home, at any time of day. Take your pick and find the right kit fit for your beauty needs.

For orders or more information, visit www.luminisce.com

Shiseido Ultimune

The Glow Up: Top Brands To Consider For A Solid Skincare Routine - Shiseido Ultimune

An established and trusted brand, Shiseido’s top Serum just got stronger with ImuGeneration Technology. Powered with antioxidant rich reishi mushroom and iris root extracts, to strengthen skin, restore firmness and defend against daily damage. Skin looks even smoother, firmer, more hydrated and resilient with results that can be seen is just one week. 

Their new formula features an improved dewy texture that sinks quickly into your skin, for a longer-lasting, silky smooth, fresh feeling. Compatible with all skin types and every ethnicity, it is dermatologist-tested, non-comedogenic, and paraben-free, guaranteed to improve overall skin quality in only four weeks. 

The rules of skin care are really pretty simple: Keep a clean face at all times. Cleanse, tone, moisturize, use sunscreen, exfoliate — repeat twice a day (morning and night), everyday. But the game has recently changed because, well, masks! With all the bacteria our faces get exposed to by wearing masks, we really have to be more mindful about taking care of our skin. Find out what works for you. There are a lot of options out there, but we really encourage all of you to give these products a try.