Decoding Skin: Here’s How You Can Show Your Bare Skin Through Cleansers

Decoding Skin: Here’s How You Can Show Your Bare Skin Through Cleansers


In the fluctuating Filipino weather, journey into understanding your skin better and addressing its needs this holiday season with Cetaphil’s new cleaners

As the holiday season approaches and the weather changes in the Philippines, many Filipinos find themselves grappling with the state of their skin. Sensitive skin types, in particular, are susceptible to fluctuating temperatures in December and with the cold weather even reaching the months of January and February. Together with MEGA Magazine, Cetaphil Philippines recently hosted a captivating intimate gathering at Gallery by Chele, exploring the intriguing decoding concept behind their new cleansers, designed to cater to your skin’s specific needs during this festive time.

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Hosted by model and lifestyle content creator Kelly Misa, “The Perfect Canvas” event spotlighted guests such as Patricia Prieto, Chelsea Robato, Siobhan Moylan, and Dr. Geraldine Zamora in crisp white or blue linen attire with silver accessories, letting beautifully bare skin take center stage.

Opening the event, Cetaphil Philippines’ brand manager Abe Mationg, welcomed the attendees and introduced the brand’s newest products: the Soothing Foam Wash and Hydrating Foam Cream Cleanser. It also set the tone of the event by segueing into the thought-provoking panel discussion involving Dr. Gaile Vitas-Robredo, MEGA Magazine beauty editor Agoo Bengzon, actress Jasmine Curtis, and Cetaphil brand ambassador Bianca Gonzalez-Intal.

A panel of four women talking discussing their insights on skincare inside a restaurant.
Together with MEGA Magazine, Cetaphil’s “The Perfect Canvas” was an intimate gathering of women who shared their experiences with skin care, choosing the right cleansers, and how to be confident in showing your bare skin. Photo by Kim Santos of KLIQ Inc.

The 20-minute discourse revolved around crucial topics, such as selecting the appropriate cleanser for your skin type, the importance of skin hydration, maintaining a proper skincare routine amidst the holiday bustle, and the significance of maintaining healthy skin even during a hectic schedule.

Dr. Gaile Vitas-Robredo shed light on the science behind skincare and how cleansers are a good start for a daily routine. With several products on the market now and hearing from people about a variety of products that work for them, the board-certified dermatologist advises that “Ultimately, it boils down to how the product works for you—your skin type, and your skin concerns.”

She cautions that you should get your products from reputable brands to not compromise your skin’s health. To figure out your skin type, Dr. Vitas-Robredo reminds everyone that your skin type is not fixed. “I used to believe you are born with a certain skin type. But sometimes kasi, our exposures and the products we use can alter our skin type.” 

Actress Jasmine Curtis is also smiles as she talks on the microphone
Proud of showing her bare skin, actress Jasmine Curtis also emphasized that having healthy habits also contribute to glowing skin. Photo by Kim Santos of KLIQ Inc.

Bianca, for her part, enthusiastically admits to leaving home without an ounce of makeup, especially when she figured out a skin care regimen for herself. She also imparts the wisdom of what she has learned being a model from her teen years to now that she’s a 40-year-old woman. “Embracing bare skin is more than just the physical. It’s also how you feel inside, how happy you are, and how you’re taking care of yourself.”

For Agoo, echoing what her other panelists have said about allotting time for skincare, one constant product in her beauty arsenal is sunscreen. She adds, “It’s the sun that ages you. Always wear your SPF.” 

On top of what fellow panelists have said about the power of cleansing and hydrating, actress Jasmine Curtis shares that healthy habits also contribute to healthy skin. She encouraged guests to rest up, catch up on sleep, hydrate with water, and not forget to smile.

For Bianca Gonzalez-Intal, the host admits that she leaves home without any makeup. The 40-year-old host proudly shows her glowing skin at the Bare Cam Booth at “The Perfect Canvas” event. Photo by Kieran Punay of KLIQ Inc.

Guests savored a brunch session served with delicacies like Meringue Del Sal, Salmon Pintxos, and Scallops tart accompanied by exquisite drinks. Further enhancing the feel-good atmosphere, guests showcased their bare skin at the Bare Cam, radiating the confidence Cetaphil aims to inspire in every individual.

As a lasting note, guests were encouraged to gift their loved ones the newest cleansers on the block during the upcoming 12.12 sale and throughout Cetaphil’s 12 Days of Healthy Skin campaign, culminating on December 14th. Truly, a gift of healthy skin is the season’s best offering. After all, what says holiday spirit better than empowering personal wellbeing and championing self-confidence?

Cetaphil's Baby Gentle Wash and Shampoo

For the new mother or mom-to-be

Looking for a considerate holiday gift for a new or expecting mom? Cetaphil’s Baby Gentle Wash and Shampoo promises gentle care for a baby’s tender skin. This everyday essential, recommended by pediatricians, needs only a gentle hand massage and rinse.

Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance Perfecting Serum

For the tita who’s a beauty aficionado

Surprise your beauty enthusiast aunt with the Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance Perfecting Serum this holiday season. Ideal for dull and uneven skin, this serum works its wonders by reducing dark spots, evening skin tone, improving fine lines, hydrating, and boosting radiance.

Cetaphil Soothing Foam Wash

For your best friend who wants to refine their routine

From daily conversation with your best friend, you’ve probably heard them talk about skincare a lot. Introduce them to the soothing touch of the Soothing Foam Wash, a single-use remedy for skin redness and acne. Or the Hydrating Foam Cream Cleanser, a delicately lathering cream enriched with Vitamin B3, B5, and glycerin, promising enhanced skin health without jeopardizing the skin barrier.

Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion

For the brother who just got back from the beach

Trips to beach and prolonged sun exposure and sea water can put a toll on your skin. Gift your brother the soothing touch of the Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. Available for all ages, the lightweight lotion soothes and provides hydration for up to 48 hours to restoring the skin’s natural moisture barrier.

Cetaphil's Oily Skin Cleanser

For your teenage cousin who is learning about skincare for the first time

Puberty ushers in changes in our skin, often making it oily and shiny. To combat these concerns, Cetaphil’s Oily Skin Cleanser remove excess oils and unclog pores, keeping the skin’s natural moisture intact.

Receive a free holiday gift set worth PHP 1500 when you purchase select Cetaphil products. For more information, visit Cetaphil Philippines’ official website.

Cover photo by Kieran Punay of KLIQ Inc.

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