Discover Some Of The World’s Most Underrated Beauty Products That Work Magic On The Skin, Only At Beautiqa
Skincare has never been more exciting than it is now with the industry teeming with a lot of options. There are so many, in fact, that it can become difficult to keep track of what’s new, what’s old, and most importantly, what’s out there that you can trust. Any beauty lover will be first to admit to having age-old, trusted favorites…but even those, over time, tend to gradually lose efficacy and well, magic.
It’s not news: gorgeous skin that is well taken care of never goes out of style. And in a time when beauty brands and services make the grandest of promises and at times fall short, there are still some that will surprise and leave us in awe. Technologies of this day and age are nothing short of incredible, and products that make good on their promise of leaving the skin looking better than ever are out there, if you know where to look. One such place to find these underrated powerhouse skincare and beauty products? Beautiqa opened just a couple of months ago at the main wing of Shangri-La Plaza. Within the store is a plethora of products to address any skincare concern and need, concocted and perfected within the most advanced of laboratories, and hailing from countries such as Switzerland, Germany, Singapore, and Korea.
“Beautiqa came to be when we were looking for a store concept,” shares Marv Nazareno-Miranda. “As a pharmaceutical company, Vizcarra Pharmaceutical, we decided that we needed to house the brands that we carry in one store. As a company, we primarily work with doctors, who are our number-one clients. The nature of all the products that we house are that they are with clinical studies or technology that is at the forefront of the industry right now.” And so the concept was born. Beautiqa, a play on “beauty” and “botika,” is an apothecary of sorts for wellness and beauty products.
Within, one can discover brands such as Total Dermic, Boyan-I, Crescina, Fillerina, EpaPLUS, and Jyunka, as well as experience skin rejuvenation through the store’s menu of signature skin spa treatments that utilize some of its best-selling products. “Each brand and each product has different purposes. Everyone with skin problems or concerns that they want to address can come here and try out which one is good for them. The first thing that we ask is what your skin concern is, because we don’t just want you to buy. We want you to buy when you feel that we have addressed the concern,” says Miranda.
We got to take a tour of Beautiqa, as well as experience some of its star products firsthand, and came to find that there is quite literally something for everyone in here. A particular favorite was Total Dermic, an anti-aging skincare line from Labo Cosprophar, which contains a whopping eight hyaluronic acids in low molecular weights, guaranteeing to diminish wrinkles, lift sagging areas, and restore one’s youthful glow. For best results, combine your purchase with a few sessions from Beautiqa’s Total Dermic Oxygen Renewal facial menu, which utilizes a Trans-Dermic Application machine to allow the key ingredients of Total Dermic to go deep within the skin. Another instant favorite is a product that hails from Singapore—Jyunka M+ Fluid—that delivered almost instant results and lifted the eye area within moments. The formula plumps up fine lines, lifts sagging skin, tightens pores, reduces dark eye circles, and lightens pigmentation and age spots. The miracle fluid delivers results tenfold by encapsulating the purest of the L-Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) with patented Qu-some technology, so nano-capsules penetrate into the deepest layers of your skin and reach the muscular level, stimulating collagen, elastin, and skin cell production to ultimately lift, lighten, heal, and repair like it never has before.
Another noteworthy star product line is Beautiqa’s Fillerina, a derma-cosmetic filler treatment, which can be used at home to combat wrinkles or could be combined with treatments such as Botox or other injectables. “It would help to have Fillerina as well. If you do this for 14 days, it actually enhances the treatment that the doctor would do,” says Miranda. Fillerina not only has products that concentrate on fine lines and wrinkles on the face, but also on lifting the lips and the breasts. “The breast filler has the same concept as Fillerina. It has six hyaluronic acids and those hyaluronic acids trigger each level of the epidermis because of its low molecular weight. The lower the molecular weight is, the lower and deeper it can go into your skin. The clinical study behind the breast filler is after using the gel and the cream every day for two months, the results are not only lifting but volumizing, adding almost a cup size. It is the perfect treatment for firming after breastfeeding or once you reach your menopausal stage because the hyaluronic acids and the peptides lift them up.”
This, and so much more, waits at Beautiqa, with the upcoming year promising more excitement for the recently opened concept. “Right now we are focusing on Beautiqa here first. The next step is also to try see if we go in the direction of having one more store or build on marketing, continuing to work closely with doctors, because our main clients will always be the doctors and their patients,” reveals Miranda excitedly.
Beautiqa is located on the third floor of Shangri-La Plaza’s Main Wing, Mandaluyong City. For inquiries and reservations, contact them at (02) 524-5641 and through mobile at (0908) 886-8542. Follow them on Instagram at @beautiqaph. Find SC Vizcarra inside the same space and follow them on Instagram at @SCVizcarra.
This article was originally published in Metro Society February 2019 issue. Photographs by Paul del Rosario