Going organic with your skin care and beauty products is a long process which can sometimes be very expensive, but if you know where to look, you can get locally-made items that are relatively cheaper, but just as effective for some. Here are six brands that offer top-notch all-natural products that are gentle on your skin, and environmental-friendly, too.
1. Go Lokal
Go Lokal is the newest collaboration between Robinsons Department Store and the Department of Trade and Industry, which aims to help small-to-medium enterprises get into retail easier and faster. Local skin care and beauty line Pili Beauty and Wellness as well as other home-grown products are available here.
TRY: Pili Cheek and Lip Tint in Rouge, P896, in Classic, Hot Pink, Latte, Nu, and Bordeaux, which naturally moisturizes your skin and lips with pili and elemi oil
2. Echo Store
Echo Store is all about promoting an earth-friendly and sustainable alternative to beauty and health. It has its own Body Basics line, which offers everything from lip balm to after-shower body oil, and it also houses other brands including Ysabel’s Daughter and Wild to Mild.
TRY: Echo Store Body Basics Hand and Moisturizing Cream in Sampaguita, P140
3. Human Nature
One of the most popular go-to all-natural brands to date, Human Nature has a vast beauty and skin care line that covers everything from your hair to your toes. Get your stash from their many brick-and-mortar branches, from their online store, or from their many resellers.
TRY: Human Nature Hydrating Face Mist with Aloe Vera, P250
4. Beach Born
Beach Born has some of the most sulit hair and body products for women who love savvying it up under the sun. Their online store also does fast door-to-door shipping, so you won’t have to worry about making an emergency purchase before heading out of town
TRY: Beach Borne Sea Salt Spray for added volume and texture to your tresses, P180 without shipping fee
5. V&M Naturals
V&M Naturals prides itself by using top-grade natural oils for their products and promises “no-premade bases, sulfates, surfactants, alcohol, sugar solutions, and parabens.” You can check out V&M products in their Quezon City headquarters, or online.
TRY: V&M Naturals Bikini Bomb to lightly exfoliate and brighten your skin down there, P380 without shipping fee
6. Ilog Maria
Ilog Maria is more than just a beauty brand. It’s headquarters in Tagaytay is actually a honeybee farm and sanctuary for those looking for a quiet escape from the city. Book for self- or group tours after getting your honey-based beauty stash.
TRY: Ilog Maria Honeymilk Cleanser and Moisturizer, P110