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Beauty Discoveries: 3 Brands With Products That Are Perfect For An On-The-Go Lifestyle




1. Hit the gym with Happy Skin Active.

When you’re the type of woman who’s always on-the-go, excited to hit the gym, travel and see places, and conquer the world, you have to have the right weapons that won’t give up on you.

Enter: Generation Happy Skin Active, the new collection from homegrown beauty brand Happy Skin, which promises to deliver makeup that will last and protect you, even in the most testing environments. Need something long-lasting for a full day at work? Need something that will hold up even if you sweat at the gym? Need something that will let your skin breathe and not clog your pores? You want this line from Happy Skin.



And to make sure that this Active line does live up to the needs of the woman-on-the-go, Happy Skin ambassador Kathryn Bernardo herself have been very hands on with the creation of each makeup essential. She reveals that the six-piece collection was created with her own beauty routine in mind: products that are friendly for any skin type and skin color, and will keep up with her whatever she needs to do and wherever she needs to be in.


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“First, you have to choose products that don’t clog the pores. Second, you have to be sure that it doesn’t melt on the skin…And the product has to be light and safe on the skin. You will sweat when you work out, and the last thing you want is thick makeup that doesn’t allow your skin to breathe,” Kath shares.

And on top of the ability of these products to stay on and stay nice, they are also very easy to use and put on. In fact, Kath reveals that with the Generation Happy Skin Active products, all she needs is 5 to 10 minutes tops to put on her makeup—even when she’s in the car!

Ayokong mag-allot ng sobrang daming time sa makeup. And usually, I do my makeup when I’m in the car. So eto, kaya mo siyang ilagay in less than 5 minutes. Kasi stick lahat, for on-the-go girls talaga na malalagay mo sa bag mo, mag-retouch ka. ’Yun talaga ’yung goal: para sa mga active girls, in all aspects. ’Di lang para sa mga nagwo-work out. Sa mga working girls as well na busy.” - Jovi Figueroa


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One makeup hack that Kath shares when using the Active line is to not be afraid to mix it up. She says that she would mix the two shades of the One-The-Go Blush Lightweight Cheek Stick, Flushed and Glowing, to achieve different colors. She would also layer on My Lips But Better Ultra Matte Lippie and Love Your Lips Intense Color Butter Balm to achieve pigmented lips, but still keep them hydrated.



The complete Generation Happy Skin Active line includes: Love Your Lips Intense Color Butter Balm with SPF 15 (in Free, Bliss, Powerful, and Fierce); My Lips But Better Ultra Matte Lippie (in Limitless and Energy); Kiss & Blossom Water Lip & Cheek Tiny (in Focus and Breathe); Easy Eyes Crease-Proof Eyeshadow Stick (in Fit and Flex); Easy Eyes Crease-Proof Eeyeshadow Stick in (Fit and Flex); On-The-Go Blush Lightweight Cheek Stick (in Flushed and Glowing); and Simply Defined Budge-Proof Gel Eyeliner


Happy Skin is located in Alabang Town Center, Glorietta, Greenbelt, Powerplant Mall, SM Aura Premier, Mega Fashion Hall, Robinsons Magnolia, Ayala Malls The 30th, Eastwood Mall, UP Town Center, Trinoma, SM North Edsa, SM City Clark, and SM City Cebu.




2. Go green in more ways than one with Innisfree

Everyone knows that going green is great for our physical and mental well-being and the planet overall, but it's time we learn that choosing nature-sourced products has, quite literally, glowing effects on our skin, too!

Innisfree, an award-winning Korean skincare brand loved the world over, aims to make all-natural skincare second skin to all Filipinas and gets one step closer to achieving this with the opening of their second Metro Manila branch in SM Mega Mall. 


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In the boutique that looks and feels as fresh as its products, you'll find everything you need, no matter your skin concern. Shelf after shelf organized by collection fill the store, each showcasing a complete line of products created from a specific natural ingredient—and it's not all just skincare, either!

Innisfree makes kind-to-the-skin hair care and body care products and cosmetics too, so you can enjoy a face that's well cared for while also having fun experimenting with makeup, sans the fear of irritation. 


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There's seriously a ton of products to choose from and though we wish we could tell you all about them right here, it's really more fun to discover them on your own, firsthand! We do, however, have our to picks that we think every woman should have armed with, no matter her skincare routine, skin type, or makeup preferences.

That's the Innisfree way; despite having products developed to address specific concerns, they too have offerings meant for everyone to enjoy. - Sara de los Reyes


So without further ado, here are our must-have Innisfree products!



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Super volcanic pore clay mask 2X

??You've mastered sheet masks, but now it's time to learn the art of clay masks! This easy-to-use product works wonders and is considered a holy grail by many, as its effects are visible almost immediately. Dry, oily, normal, and combination-skinned girls can all benefit from it given that its purifying effects are not at all harsh. Use once or twice a week and see just how well its pore-minimizing, smoothing, and oil-controling powers work!


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Any one of the orchid cream line products

Formulated especially to prevent early signs of aging and deliver much-needed moisture to mature skin, these products almost always need to be restocked. (They're so popular that they weren't available,even during the store opening!). There are three products in this collection, as each cater to those with oily to normal skin (and show only slight signs of aging), dry to normal skin (and need a richer formula), and very dry skin (and need intensive hydration). 


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Green tea seed serum

If you could only choose one Innisfree product, it needs to be their signature green tea seed serum, hands down. Used as a stand alone base or as a first step to a complex routine, in the day or at night, this product is multi-purpose and a must-have. This serum's main purpose is to lock in moisture (you're meant to use it immediately after patting your face down after a bath), therefore, helping your face look naturally plump, smooth, and healthy all throughout the day. 


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3. Achieve your beauty, health, and wellness goals with My White Card

With the on-the-go lifestyle most people lead these days, it's easy to make excuses when it comes to availing beauty, health, and wellness services. Oftentimes, people are intimidated by the expensive rates or are too busy to squeeze in pampering sessions. But with everything made so much easier and accessible now with the help of technological advancements, it has come to a point when you're already the one to blame if you still don't do something for the betterment of your physical qualities and well-being.





Recently, a new mobile app was launched to make self-care and preventive health care convenient and affordable. My White Card offers a well-curated selection of beauty, health, and wellness services in Metro Manila. It gives consumers a wide range of deals from clinics headed by highly recommended doctors and specialists, which are just one tap away. Bringing holistic health closer to people of different lifestyles is essentially the goal of this beauty breakthrough.



My White Card offers three kinds of membership modes: Elite (P7,999/year) provides access to discounts of as much as 10%; Premiere (P11,899/year) gives consumers 25% off on products and services; and Luxury (P25,000/year) makes it possible for people to get as much as 50% discount on various offerings. 

The mobile apps' partner clinics are located in Centuria Medical, Makati City. The list includes Asian Stem Cell Institute, White House, New Life Centuria, Asia Square Center, Skin Touch, Molecular Immunology, Alpha Chiropractics, Pinnacle Performance, Prive, Auris, Core, and many more coming up.