Blog posts tagged with 'Skin care'

Essential Oils: 5 Vital Blends

Wouldn’t it be so much better to know exactly what’s in your beauty regimen? To be in control of these components that will go onto your face that would potentially keep it healthy and radiant? Well, lucky for you because you’re about to learn essential oil recipes that would make your complexion, not only smoother but also more nourished.


You see, the thing about essential oils is that they already give such amazing benefits on their own – even in a small bottle – you’d be convinced it’s enough to use alone. However, the other thing about them is that they are better when mixed together. I mean, why settle for a limited amount of goodness from one bottle when you can enjoy so much more when blending two or three essential oils.


So here are 5 recipes that would address a number of your skin concerns:


  1. Fight Acne



  • Incorporate Lavender, Orange and Chamomile Oil onto Hazelnut Oil (Carrier Oil) for an effective cleanser that unclogs pores without making the skin oily. This combination has antibacterial properties, which can protect skin from pimple-causing bacteria.

  • Strengthens and nourishes the skin while helping to reduce signs of skin aging because of its antioxidants.


  1. Prevent Premature Aging



  • Blend Frankincense, Ylang-Ylang and Hazelnut Oil (Carrier Oil) to firm and moisturize the skin, as well as reduce wrinkle and blemish appearance.


  1. Relieve Swelling



  • Combine 1 drop Chamomile, 1 drop Lavender and 30 ml Tamanu Oil (Carrier Oil) to reduce the appearance of redness and rashes.

  • ¼ teaspoon of this blend is gentle enough to treat diaper rash for newborns.


  1. Healthy-looking Hair and Scalp



  • Mix Lemongrass, Peppermint, Chamomile and Argan Oil (Carrier Oil) to prevent scalp irritation, while it cleanses the skin and removes excess oils.

  • Adds natural shine and softness to the hair


  1. Soothe Foot Problems



  • Infuse Tamanu Oil (Carrier Oil) with Tea Tree and Peppermint Oil to calm and improve the appearance of irritated skin caused by blisters, bunions, corns, etc. This mixture also eliminates odor-causing bacteria.

  • Relieves dry cracked skin by improving moisturization


These are just five essential oil combinations using a handful of ingredients but already we can see just how much more benefits one can get. We’ve basically got everything we need in this world to better our bodies, ourselves. We just have to learn how to utilize what we have in order to get the full reward.


Keen to try these combinations for yourself? Head onto our stores at SM MOA, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, SM North EDSA, Ayala Malls The 30th, or our Fairview HQ. You can also visit our website, Facebook or Instagram pages to know more about our products.


This Product is Sure to Get You a Date This Christmas

Who says skincare routines are for women only? Creative Shots Part 3_NakedTruth Slather on Naked Truth and discover its myriad of benefits. It's a face moisturizer with 5 active ingredients guaranteeing a clearer, healthy, and good-looking appearance.

  1.    Wild Indigo – The soothing properties of this plant calms stressed skin and promotes a well-boosted appearance by restoring its smoothness, radiance, and resilience.
  2.    Wheat Bran – Wheat Bran is loaded with essential nutrients that soothe the skin while providing hydration and protection from sun damage. It gently detoxifies your pores and encourages cell regeneration for a renewed skin appearance.
  3.    Patchouli Oil – This essential has the ability to protect wounds from worsening and help speed up its healing process. Patchouli oil is also effective in soothing flaring pores and prevents loosening of muscle tissue and sagging skin; making it a good addition to skincare rituals.
  4.    Sandalwood Oil – It has a toning effect that actively helps in shrinking pore sizes to prevent sagging skin and deliver a supple and youthful complexion. For you guys who like sports (sometimes, too much), you’re going to love the cooling astringent factor of Sandalwood oil. This essential oil naturally sends a cooling wave on your prickly hot skin after a game while putting your acne concerns to rest.
  5.    Sweet Orange Oil – After a long day doing various things, all you want to do is to just. Chill. This essential oil is a capable mood booster with direct access to your brain to bring forth your much-needed relaxation. Besides from that, it also has a high level of vitamin C. Its antioxidant power makes it a great skin saver as it efficiently combats signs of aging and rescues your skin from the damage caused by the sun.

  ‘Tis the season of giving AND caring for your skin. Unless you want dry and flaky skin. You can also visit our websiteFacebook, and Instagram account to know more about our products. For daily beauty tips, make sure to follow our Twitter account. Want to try our products? Drop by our stores in SM MOA, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, SM North EDSA, Ayala Malls The 30th, or our Fairview HQ.

6 Reasons to Get Shades of Shave

You’re just less than 2 months away from Christmas! Have you planned your date yet? How about your holiday OOTD? Be sure that they’re set!   But the most important of all, how’s your complexion lately? Is it also holiday-ready?   Guys, it’s not just ladies who have to take care of their skin. It is essential that you do it too because of your active lifestyle. Speaking of which, why not try Shades of Shave? We know how you guys like things simplified that’s why it is made just for you! Creative Shots 2_ShadesOfShave2 Shades of Shave is like a double agent spy – it works as a face cleanser and shaving foam. Neat, right? Here are 6 active ingredients infused in this dual purpose product that ensures you an irresistible look.  

  1.    Bioflavonoids – Also called as vitamin P, Bioflavonoids largely helps in collagen formation as it is needed for tissue growth and repair. Furthermore, it has anti-inflammatory properties that promote wound healing.
  2.    Coffee – More specifically, Arabic coffee. Not only do cups of coffee energize us in the morning, it can also boost our complexion for a brighter skin. A night owl? Perfect! Coffee has high antioxidant properties that do not only protect your skin from further sun damage but also help reduce those dark bags under your eyes.
  3.    Broccoli – Broccoli has a unique organic compound that regenerates your sun-damaged skin. It also contains essential vitamins that brings life to lackluster skin and anti-inflammatory factors that can soothe irritated pores.
  4.    Patchouli Oil – This oil stimulates the healing process of wounds and reduces the appearance of scars effectively (goodbye acne marks!). It is also capable of protecting skin against notorious infections.
  5.    Sandalwood Oil – One of the best things that sandalwood offers is a baby butt soft skin. It effectively firms the skin to provide a youthful and supple appearance. Sandalwood also offers clearer complexion by combatting acne and preventing its further onslaught while giving your skin an attractive glow.
  6.    Sweet Orange Oil – A powerful anti-ager. This essential oil competently increases your dexterity to absorb vitamin C, produce collagen, and blood flow which are essential in smoothing wrinkles and fine lines. Besides from saving your skin from premature aging, it also repairs ruined skin caused by the sun and other noxious factors.

  You can also visit our websiteFacebook, and Instagram account to know more about our products. For daily beauty tips, make sure to follow our Twitter account. Want to try our products? Drop by our stores in SM MOA, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, SM North EDSA, Ayala Malls The 30th, or our Fairview HQ.

Go Shave November – Because Beards Aren't for Everyone

Brace yourselves, the beards are coming.   It started out as something meaningless, just for fun. College kids on the west would let their facial hair grow when November comes around. After all, it’s a chilling season – a perfect excuse not to shave. But the Hill family gave meaning to this custom otherwise. In memory of their deceased father who died of colon cancer, they started an organization that encourages men to grow their facial hair and women to let their legs' hair growth go natural. The charity wants to teach its participants to cherish something, which cancer patients helplessly lose. They urge people to, instead of spending money on hair-removal products and treatments, donate it to the American Cancer Society and raise awareness.   This became a custom across the USA, and soon, other countries followed. While this is a good cause and fitting for countries that experience winter, we think it isn't applicable to everyone especially in the Philippines. Even though you never forget to bathe or at least shower daily, it does not mean that your beard gets cleaned up thoroughly too. Studies suggest that facial hair can be about as clean as a toilet (and we all know how clean these are). For a tropical country like ours, whose weather is predominantly humid throughout the year, the idea of not shaving arises problems such as issues related to hygiene. With all the sweat and pollution we're facing on a daily basis, we'll never really know what’s in there. Do we? Yikes. That’s not the only thing you guys have to worry about. If you’re thinking that you can grow a luscious field of beard, mustache, or a combination of both in just a month, you’re dead wrong. According to Beardaholic, facial hair can grow about half an inch a month on average. You wouldn’t be able to catch a lady’s attention with weird patches of hair growing here and there with just that amount of time in your hands. But before you even go thinking about those things, first consider these factors. Can you grow one? Or would it even suit you? Truth is, not everyone is cut out for a beard. It might be in your DNA, which refuses to let you grow one.   You can support good causes and still be able to sport a clean-cut shave. There are many organizations out there with the same mission and people trying to help that you can get involved in without having to change how you look now.   You can also visit our websiteFacebook, and Instagram account to know more about our products. For daily beauty tips, make sure to follow our Twitter account. Want to try our products? Drop by our stores in SM MOA, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, SM North EDSA, Ayala Malls The 30th, or our Fairview HQ.

Catch the Ladies’ Attention in 3 Steps

Men like to keep it simple when it comes to skincare. Just a little splash of water in the morning, some soap and they’re out the door.

If you’re like this, you need to step up your game. Although your skin is naturally thicker than the ladies', it does not mean that you can skip your daily rituals. Why? 1: Anyone is susceptible to the vicious acne. We’re not suggesting that you buy a pile of products that you would end up not using. Instead, just get items that you need. Piece of cake, right?

Step 1: Lather up

And not just with any soap that’s available on your bathroom counter. Many cleansers today already offer various benefits. Choose one that can make your tired skin rejuvenated and one that has competent fighting skills in combatting acne.

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Something like Shades of Shave. What is it really? A foaming cleanser doubles up as a shaving foam to soften your stubble for shaving and adds up a layer of protection against nicks and cuts.

Step 2: DON’T forget your moisturizer

Yes, you need this just as any other guy does. Moisturizing is indispensable. It deposits essential nourishment on your skin. A healthy, glowing skin is that one thing that makes ladies take a second lingering glance on a guy.

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Make the girls swoon with Naked Truth. It brings back your lackluster skin to life, blocks the production of stress hormones, and protects the skin from sun damage. A small blob of this face creme is enough for an all-day freshness and dashing look.

Step 3: DON’T run away from sunscreen:

Never think of applying sunscreen as a hassle. We know how much trouble it is for you to carry an umbrella around unless it is raining, so give your skin some love by daily application of sunscreen. With the amount of time you spend basking under the scorching heat of the sun, absorbing not just the nutrients but also the noxious elements of the sun, your skin must be crying a river.

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Keep your skin safe from further harm caused by the sun with Keep Safe Sunscreen. It repairs and tightens your skin and has a natural tint that blends well to conceal dark spots, tired undereyes and blemishes. Plus, it does not feel heavy on your skin.

  You can also visit our websiteFacebook, and Instagram account to know more about our products. For a daily beauty tip, make sure to follow our Twitter account. Want to try our products? Drop by our stores in SM MOA, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, SM North EDSA, Ayala Malls The 30th, or our Fairview HQ.
3 Skin Whitening Ingredients to Avoid like a Plague

The history of skin whitening goes way, way back in Europe. To be exact, during the Elizabethan times, pale skin is a symbol of beauty, social standing, and wealth for both sexes. However, these are only for the wealthy. They would apply ceruse, a combination of vinegar and white lead, to every visible part of their skin. Additionally, they would even go as far as drawing lines on their neck and chest to mimic veins.

Hundreds of years later, it seems that we’re still in the same predicament. Fair skin is still the standard of beauty and undoubtedly desired by millions. Here in the Philippines, people with white skin are envied by many yet admired greatly. The ads that we see from when we were young molded our minds to think that our splendidly tan skin is dull and unappealing.

This is because the beauty industry strategically created ways for fair skin to become the norm. They hid important and dangerous factors that could potentially harm your health and focused on marketing the “perks” of having white skin. But facts are more available now, thanks to technology.

In just a few clicks (like what you did just now), it is now easier for you to make the right decision. Below is a list of ingredients found in many beauty products that you should never let your skin touch.

  1. Hydroquinone – The most popular whitening agent. It is a cytotoxic (toxic to cell) chemical found in some hair dyes and also in moisturizers, hair conditioners or facial cleansers. It is a very strong bleaching agent which contains a carcinogenic property and may cause hyperpigmentation and skin irritations. As a matter of fact, it has been banned as a skin lightener in Europe, Japan, and Australia. Continued use of products infused hydroquinone can create a blue-black darkening in some areas of the skin.
  2. Mercury – A poisonous chemical easily absorbed into the body but difficult to remove. It was used as a skin lightener but was banned because of its initial side effects like skin rashes, discoloration, and scarring. WHO advises that long-term exposure to mercury can also cause psychosis and damage to the kidneys and nervous system.

TIP: Do not use products with no label or list of ingredients. Products containing mercury have the words “Mercury”, “Mercurous Chloride”, “Mercuric”, “Mercurio”, or “Calomel”.

  1. Steroids – Yes, it’s not only for fast muscle building. High-dose steroids are unfortunately added in many whitening creams. Although it is useful in treating skin conditions, it can also cause serious damage. Topical corticosteroids constrict the blood vessels which creates a whiter skin appearance. This forms a domino effect. The narrowed vein slows down the blood flow and decelerates cell regeneration resulting to producing less melanin. Cutting back the normal speed at which our skin renews thins down epidermis with green veins showing on the skin. This thinning effect makes the skin more susceptible to chemical and environmental damage.

Are there any natural alternatives for skin whitening?

YES! But we call our products skin brighteners. It is proven by the people we trust the most – our clients – that all-natural product can deliver the same outcome without the vicious side effects of its chemical counterparts.

What to do now? Embrace our gorgeous caramel complexion and throw away those nasty jars and make the healthy switch. You don’t need whiter skin to look beautiful. Just brighter and glowing skin.


Drop by our booth in Manila Sundance Bazaar on October 27-29, 2017 at World Trade Center and we’ll give you naturally brightening treats along with some amazing treats. See you there!

You can also visit our websiteFacebook, and Instagram account to know more about our products. For a daily beauty tip, make sure to follow our Twitter account. Want to try our products? Drop by our stores in SM MOA, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, SM North EDSA, Ayala Malls The 30th, or our Fairview HQ.

10 Reasons Why Marula Oil Got the Beauty Experts Raving
advnm_marulaoil_1_720.jpg It’s time to meet the new beautifying product on the block: Marula Oil.   This wondrous oil is similar to the Argan Oil that we have grown to love, but with a little more extra. Well, a LOT more extra.  Given the nickname, “Africa’s beauty secret”, it is extracted from the nuts of the Marula tree in South Africa and was traditionally used on the skin and hair for its benefits.  

Great for your skin

  1. Suits all skin types – It is easily absorbed by the skin and doesn’t clog your pores. Moreover, Marula oil is enriched with oleic acid; just what you need for a beautifully healthy skin.
  2. The Elixir of youth – We don’t mean to overwhelm you, but Marula Oil holds a whopping 60% more antioxidants than your holy grail Argan Oil and contains 4 times as much vitamin C as your favorite orange. It is also enhanced with vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Together, they are a formidable anti-aging team that provides an advanced protection against photoaging.
  3. Combats acne – Scared to use oils because of your acne-prone skin? Marula oil has three properties that would surely ease your worries: non-comedogenic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory that can help deal with your acne woes. It doesn't clog pores and instead of worsening the condition of the inflamed skin, Marula Oil actually helps in eliminating the impurities on your skin and prevent the formation of future zits.
  4. Prevents scars and stretchmarks – It has the essential nutrients to keep your skin supple and firm. It also inhibits the formation of hyperpigmentation and prohibits the appearance of stretch marks; making it a good massage oil for expecting mothers.
  5. Soothes – It has anti-microbial qualities that can alleviate different skin conditions.
  6. Moisturizes – It sinks deep into the skin and delivers hydrating gifts to your lackluster skin to promote a radiant and supple tone.

Great for your hair

  1. Nourishes – It regenerates your hair cells and boosts the healthy growth of your crowning glory.
  2. Frizz-free – It covers your hair cuticles with a glowing finish.
  3. Offers protection – It coats your strands to shield your tresses from the heat of curling iron and other environmental assaults on your gorgeous locks.

Great for your Nails

  1. Strengthens – It fortifies fragile nails and moisturizes cuticles for healthier nails.
  From head down to your toes, Marula Oil might be the secret to a perfect skin and hair. Get one of this luscious bottle for yourself now! Visit our stores in SM MOA, SM Southmall, SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, Ayala Malls The 30th, or our HQ Fairview. Want more convenience? Order through our official websiteFacebook, or Instagram account.
3 Anti-Blemish Products that Works like Magic

Scars, marks, facial stains, defects, whatever you want to call it – don’t hide behind that mask of unappealing skin.

If you are the daredevil or adventurous type, chances are you are carrying an evidence or two of your escapades somewhere on your body. While it certainly is filled with memories, it doesn’t necessarily need to be shown.

Here are our top products for a silky-soft unblemished skin.


Rosehip Oil – No need for costly treatment. Just a few drops a day and you’ll soon say goodbye to stretchmarks and scarred skin. Got a seemingly hopeless mark? No worries! Rosehip oil is a highly potent oil that can flatten keloidal and post-surgical scars. Hallelujah!

In fact, it’s Korina’s wonder worker,

“I knew that this product, the Rosehip Oil by V&M Naturals, is a hit or miss. It works wonders for some skin types and breaks out others. I was desperate and wanted to get rid of my acne marks, so I bought it. I'm so happy that it worked really well with my skin, recent acne marks fade in a couple of days and my old acne marks are getting lighter every week, it also made my skin really soft. Since I have really oily skin I only used at night. I put it on after my acne spot treatment and before my night cream. I recommended it to my friends who have the same skin problems and I'll definitely repurchase this product!”


CPC + G Oil – Hyperpigmented scars are not permanent but they may be veeeery slow to fade. This could really ruin our photo-perfect OOTDs at times. Luckily, there’s a new “It” whitening oil in town – CPC + G Oil. This is our most potent whitening oil that is guaranteed to eliminate your dark marks and blemishes.

Not surprising for Nic to be amazed,

“I didn't use to have acne and now in my mid 20's I am getting adult acne. I did not have clue as to how to handle it and because of that I got BLEMISHED/DARK ACNE SCARS that will not go away... after a year of trying every clean product out there to remove blemishes I saw this and decide to try it. Now 3 days in and marks that are at least 6 months old are disappearing!!!! AS IN ALMOST GONE! I cannot believe it! This product is magic! It's clean and safe and it works!!! I did get scared at first cause when I pumped it into my hand the first time it was soon warm! never had that experience with a product before but it is relaxing when you get used to the warmth. Totally works.”


Brightening Love Plant Oil – For continuous skin renewal that you can rely on lightening your skin, you better use this oil. It strongly inhibits production of melanin (dark pigment) and regulates the darkening of skin while targeting your core cells to guarantee the skin lightening effect. You can see the effects as early as 2-8 weeks of regular use.

Just look at how it brightened Maria’s skin at its finest,

“This product really [surprised] me - I love that it is not greasy and dry up easily - best paired with moisturizer for a super smooth and flawless skin. I have bumps before using the brightening oil and as expected it leaves mark on my face but with the use of this magic oil - it lightens. It keeps my skin glowing and I will definitely keep this product on my must-have kit.”

Scars begone!

  Know more about our amazing products and promos by following us on our official websiteFacebook, or Instagram page. You can also visit our stores in SM MOA, SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, Ayala Malls The 30th, and our HQ in Fairview.
Pure Active Oils: What You Can Get with Php1700


Due to the increasing costs of the raw materials used in the production of our oils, we have increased our prices to ensure the quality of our Pure Active Oils remains top notch. Many were surprised with the sudden change.

We want to show you the benefits and uses of our oils that our dear clients would miss if we didn’t make this hard decision.

This is what 2-3 drops of our Pure Active Oils can do to your skin.



  1. Soothes the skin – Can calm various skin conditions that many products can’t. These oils prevent triggers from happening so that you can go out confidently and not feel embarrassed or uncomfortable.
  2.  Anti-aging – Enriched with antioxidant properties that help fight signs of aging for faster skin renewal and boost elasticity.
  3. Anti-inflammatory – Our oils heals acne from invading your beautiful skin and cools down other forms of inflammation.
  4. Antibacterial – It can protect the skin against infection to speed up wound healing and skin cell regeneration.
  5. Removes scars – You name it: acne marks, keloidal scars, post-surgical scars, or 10-year old flaws. We have oils to flatten and lighten these blemishes.
  6. Unclogs pores – Got clogged pores that are filled with whiteheads and blackheads? We have oils that wipe those away from your pores.
  7. Treats swollen muscles – They comfort your bloated muscles.
  8.   Reduces cellulite – Do you have areas on your body plagued with tiny dimples? Say no more.
  9. Removes warts – Fun fact: Frogs don’t really cause warts. Nevertheless, we have just the right product to remove that unpleasant dark solid bumps on your skin.
  10. Shrinks pores – Enlarged pores invite all kinds of bacteria and dirt into your skin. Close those tiny pores using our oils
  11. Oil control – Ironic, isn’t? An oil preventing regulating production of another oil. But we strive to make the impossible happen.
  12. Moisturize – Our Pure Active Oils are 5 times highly penetrative compared to others. They sink deeper and thoroughly moisturizes our skin.


  1.  Primer – Use it as a base to prep your face and make application of makeup easier.
  2.  Moisturizer – Guaranteed to moisturize the skin even those with seemingly ‘hopeless’ case.
  3. The secret ingredient in your other beauty products – YES, you can mix our oils to your shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, moisturizing creams, lotions, toners, facial wash, you name it.

What would you rather buy, a less expensive product with doubtful capabilities or a product with a slightly higher price but filled to the brim with benefits?

Know more about our amazing products and promos by following us on our official websiteFacebook, or Instagrampage. You can also visit our stores in SM MOA, SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, Ayala Malls The 30th, and our Fairview HQ.
A Japanese Skincare Secret Revealed
Japanese people are often described as having a gorgeous, radiant, and blemish-free skin that never seem to age. How do they manage to look so perfect?   Creative Shots 2 Part II_Tsubaki.jpg A Japanese beauty secret in having a youthful glow is now out in the open- Tsubaki Oil! Japanese men and women commonly use Tsubaki Oil to hydrate their face, body, and hair because it provides a glowing finish. But you don’t have to go all the way to Japan just to get your hands on this beauty oil. Extracted from Camellia flower seed, Tsubaki Oil is not just any ordinary moisturizing product, it’s brimming with nutritive benefits.   One of which is the Oleic Acid that moisturizes not just the skin but also your hair and scalp to boost hair growth and prevent dandruff. It also fights free radicals and reverses premature skin aging while soothing many skin conditions and reducing your inflamed dermis. Another is an army of Omega 3, 6, 9, and vitamins A, B, D, and E that improves the ability of your skin to hold in moisture to encourage healthy skin cell production aside from blocking and destroying free radicals. Vitamin E is also known for its skin lightening effects that work on scars and dark spots, minor burn-soothing ability, used in treating stretch marks, and its gift of repairing hair split ends that frustrates us all from time to time.   Carline found her the holy grail for her dark under-eyes,
“Best one I've used for eye bags. Been using this for a month now, not even regularly since there are days when I'm too lazy with my complete regimen (bad I know), and I've noticed significant changes with my laugh lines, crow's feet, and eye bags. I have [fewer] lines, and my eyes are now less puffy, even if I haven't had a full night's sleep. My mom & sis even agree with the changes especially on my major problem area - eye bags. For the price, it delivers really well.”
  Like all organs, your skin also needs ALL of these robust agents for a supple, smooth, flawless, and luminous appearance that lasts all day. With the right product, you can bring out that Japanese’ flawlessly look. Know more about our amazing products and promos by following us on our official website, Facebook, or Instagram page. You can also visit our stores in SM MOA, SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, Ayala Malls The 30th, and our HQ in Fairview.