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Rappler's latest stories on skin


At Remedy in BGC, acne and education are the stars of the show

Mar 02, 2020 - 6:43 PM

Remedy focuses on one skin problem: acne

REMEDY. This skin care clinic promises solutions to acne. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Mercury found in smuggled whitening products in Mindanao

Jun 28, 2019 - 1:13 PM

Some effects of mercury in skin whitening products, according to the World Health Organization, are discoloration and scarring, among others

MERCURY-LACED. Many whitening products for sale in certain Mindanao cities were found to be contaminated with high levels of mercury./ Photo from EcoWaste Coalition

Have you tried this new skin care secret?

Jun 13, 2019 - 5:54 PM

Several influencers are apparently vouching for this new product

Why you should never skip moisturizers, whatever your skin type

Feb 13, 2019 - 12:04 PM

Dry, oily, or combination skin? Here are the ingredients your facial moisturizer should contain

Dayanara Torres diagnosed with skin cancer

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:29 AM

'I have been diagnosed with skin cancer,' says the former Miss Universe from Puerto Rico

5 Filipino beauty brands to hoard when you’re in Manila

Jan 11, 2019 - 3:19 PM

For beauty junkies looking for their local beauty brand fix

GO LOCAL. These homegrown beauty brands are worth a try. Photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler, and from the blk, In Her Element, and Sunnies Face Instagram pages.

A year in makeup: The best Filipino beauty collabs of 2018

Jan 01, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Which makeup products by your favorite celebs became your newly-found beauty essentials in 2018?

Is the IG-famous Glow Skin Clinic worth the hype?

Dec 05, 2018 - 10:58 AM

Here’s what every customer can expect

GLOW GOALS. Cutting edge treatments at decent price points – but does Glow Skin Clinic deliver? Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Deciem founder announces company shutdown 'until further notice'

Oct 09, 2018 - 1:46 PM

'Please take me seriously,' says Brandon Truaxe

GOODBYE, THE ORDINARY? The Deciem founder announces a shutdown in two months' time.

Anne Curtis says skin color does not define the Filipina woman

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:54 PM

'It’s sad but eventually they will be proud,' Anne says

Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Kathryn Bernardo launches Happy Skin collection

Aug 21, 2018 - 4:59 PM

Generation Happy Skin is a 6-piece collection curated by Kathryn herself

MAKEUP MUSE. Kathryn Bernardo creates a beauty line with Happy Skin. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Where self-care and social issues collide: Q&A with 'All Skincare, Sometimes Shade'

Aug 03, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Rappler talks to the creator of the viral Facebook page about skin care, Philippine society, and issues that disrupt both

Kathryn Bernardo x Happy Skin is dropping in August

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:07 PM

The actress will be releasing her collaboration with local cosmetics power player Happy Skin

WE'RE INTO IT. We might not be able to get Kathryn's exact look but hey, this line might just help get a little bit closer to it. Screenshot from Kathryn Bernardo's Instagram

How to get rid of your pesky dark spots

Jul 19, 2018 - 3:39 PM

This takes patience!

Scientists develop blood test to detect skin cancer before it spreads

Jul 18, 2018 - 3:42 PM

Australian scientists pioneer breakthrough blood test that could help doctors detect the early stages of skin cancer when it is still treatable

Your guide to achieving glass skin

Jul 16, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Here’s how you can hop on this beauty bandwagon!

A beginner's guide to Korean skin care

Jun 01, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Total K-beauty newbie? Here’s a list of foolproof picks!

5 truly Pinoy products we’re loving right now

May 25, 2018 - 9:30 AM

These products are so good, we just can’t help but go local!

Summer beauty picks that won't melt off your face

May 21, 2018 - 10:43 AM

The sweltering heat doesn’t mean you can’t have “beat” makeup

How you can cop that summer-ready glow

Apr 24, 2018 - 11:38 AM

These skincare products can give you that flawless glow — #nofilter needed

Impressions and prices: Happy Skin's summer-proof makeup

Apr 23, 2018 - 10:29 AM

Here's a quick roundup of Happy Skin's latest offerings

SUMMER-PROOF? We give our initial impressions on Happy Skin's latest collection. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

This is how Anne Curtis does her makeup when she’s in a rush

Apr 13, 2018 - 3:02 PM

The actress shares her go-to 5-minute makeup routines, plus tips on how to stay fresh for the summer

EASY BEAUTY. Anne Curtis keeps her makeup routine simple. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Coleen Garcia's Happy Skin bridal shower

Apr 08, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Happy Skin throws Coleen another bridal shower as she prepares to wed Billy Crawford

Which Mediheal mask works for your skin type?

Mar 26, 2018 - 5:33 PM

Korea's favorite sheet mask has officially launched in the Philippines

6 tips for achieving summer-ready skin

Mar 12, 2018 - 12:24 PM

Get healthy, glowing skin before heading out for adventures under the sun

6 Korean facial cleansers that’ll give you enviable 'chok-chok' glass skin

Mar 01, 2018 - 3:00 PM

These K-beauty products won our (finger) hearts!

FIRST LOOK: Happy Skin launches its own skincare line

Feb 26, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Happy Skin’s 3-step regimen is perfect for the skin concerns of every Pinoy

HAPPY SKIN BEAUTY. The makeup brand launches a new skincare line. All photos courtesy of Happy Skin

Penis whitening fad worries surgeons

Feb 03, 2018 - 12:16 PM

'I think it should not be done in a patient that doesn't need it,' Milanese plastic surgeon Massimiliano Brambilla, who specializes in genital procedures, tells Agence France-Presse

THAI FAD. This promotional handout from 2016 and received by AFP on January 4, 2018 from Lelux Hospital shows a man undergoing a penis whitening procedure at the Bangkok branch of Lelux Hospital.  AFP Photo

How to get pageant perfect skin

Feb 02, 2018 - 5:43 PM

Love Pia W's flawless face? Meet the doctor who makes it happen

Penis whitening procedure drives Thailand social media nuts

Jan 04, 2018 - 6:02 PM

A clinic in Bangkok offers this unconventional treatment for around $650 for five sessions.

THAI FAD. This promotional handout from 2016 and received by AFP on January 4, 2018 from Lelux Hospital shows a man undergoing a penis whitening procedure at the Bangkok branch of Lelux Hospital.  AFP Photo

7 Sephora buys for anyone who loves millennial pink

Dec 06, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Your world will be a rosy glow with these pink products

3 fakta tentang penggunaan hand & body lotion

Sep 28, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Kenali jenis dan tipe kulit sebelum memilih produk hand & body lotion yang tepat

Mari mengenal bath bomb, aksesori mandi yang trendi

Sep 07, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Bath bomb merupakan aksesori mandi yang juga memiliki tampilan visual menarik yang tengah menjadi tren terkini

Healing skin, healing lives

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:31 PM

In the wake of disasters Vaseline strives to help improve Filipinos’ skin health

Gameplan: Skin diving in Anilao

Oct 30, 2016 - 8:59 PM

The Philippines is known as the world’s center of marine biodiversity and you don’t need a scuba tank to dive into its beauty

Indonesian police seize tiger skin, deer genitals

Oct 17, 2016 - 8:40 PM

They face up to 5 years in jail and a fine of up to 100 million rupiah Toga Habinsaran Panjaitan from the local police special crimes unit tells reporters

TIGER SKIN. Indonesian wildlife officials show off seized animal parts, including a tiger skin, in Medan on October 17, 2016. Photo by Gatha Ginting/ AFP

House to probe coal stockpile in Tondo

Sep 18, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Respiratory and skin diseases affect residents of Happyland in Tondo Manila as the nearby stockpile of Rock Energy International Corporation continues its operations

COAL STOCKPILE. Rock Energy International Corporation operates a coal stockpile facility just across Happyland, Barangay 105 in Tondo, Manila. Photo of coal stockpile from Rock Energy's Facebook page, photo of Happyland by Rappler

Why women in their 30s should invest in anti-aging now

Sep 14, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Just because you don’t see the signs now doesn’t mean the wheels of skin aging haven’t started turning

Learning to embrace my dark skin in a society where white is beautiful

Aug 26, 2016 - 12:23 PM

I tend to brush off the bullies and not let words cut through my skin but I can still the remember the rage inside me when a snooty boy pointed at a garbage can and told me that s where I belonged because of how dark and dirty I was

Getting under a man’s skin

Aug 23, 2016 - 10:46 AM

A rundown of typical skin irritations and the gentle ways you can keep them at bay

No more cancer-causing chemical in Belo Essentials products – ISCI

Aug 07, 2016 - 12:03 AM

Intelligent Skin Care Inc ISCI says they were unable to revise and adjust their packaging ingredients list because their supplier failed to inform them the banned ingredient had been removed

Consumer group to Belo: Stop sale of cancer-causing products

Aug 06, 2016 - 1:24 PM

UPDATED The manufacturer of Belo Essentials clarifies however that since 2009 the banned chemical isobutyl paraben has been removed from their products

Infographic: Is your skin aging faster than your real age?

Jul 28, 2016 - 2:08 PM

Learn more about skin aging and how you can fight it as early as possible

Asian women and unrealistic standards of beauty

May 24, 2016 - 11:07 AM

What is it with the obsession over fair skin and slim figures?

FAIR SKIN. In Asia, women believe the fairer the skin, the more beautiful. Screenshot from Seoul Secret video ad

Rawat kecantikan kulit wajahmu dengan facial dari GO-GLAM

May 20, 2016 - 11:18 PM

Kini kamu bisa merasakan facial treatment sekelas salon tanpa harus meninggalkan rumah

Unexpected places where you can get UV damage

Feb 04, 2016 - 9:57 PM

You’re not 100 protected from UV radiation even if you stay indoors

SUN DAMAGE INDOORS. Yes, you can still be affected by the harmful effects of UV radiation while indoors

4 quarter-life realizations about body image

Dec 23, 2015 - 7:45 PM

The journey to self acceptance is a tough one but it’s worth it

The many health impacts of climate change

Nov 28, 2015 - 11:38 AM

Medical experts say climate change affects human health in direct ways

FIGHTING HUNGER. Climate change impacts health, too. File photo by George Moya/Rappler

Boss for Social Media

Sep 29, 2015 - 2:06 PM

Who is your Boss for Social Media? Vote now

#BestBeautiful: The extraordinary women we call mothers

May 07, 2015 - 2:36 PM

Read on the beautiful messages people have to say to their BestBeautiful mothers