Don’t Sleep On These Hardworking Routine Additions That Will Give You The Beauty Rest Your Skin Deserves

Don’t Sleep On These Hardworking Routine Additions That Will Give You The Beauty Rest Your Skin Deserves


We’re done playing games with silly trend-based routines. In this exercise, we are scouring the multifaceted innovations that does a skin real good.

Related: We’re Totally Keeping It Real With These Next To Nude Additions To Our Makeup Kit

Yes, we get it. You’re incredibly exhausted as it already is, but before you even think of skipping the nighttime skincare routine, consider this: doing so is a criminal disservice to your restoration and regeneration. Beauty rest is not just some cute buzzword strung together by modern marketing to peddle their wares. A direct offshoot of scientific truth that skin absorbs nutrients better at night, compounded by the known fact that recovery is at its most optimal then, sleeping really does the body good in more ways than one.

Nighttime routines are a lot of work, often with multiple steps that tend to overwhelm than calm things down. While every regimen is unique to the person, the simple fact remains is that one has to put in the work to accelerate the reparation and reveal a skin that is bright and beautiful. In this round up, we are hunting down profound formulations that promise to work hard to give you your best skin yet—and a night of peace, quiet, and sleep.


There’s a reason why retinol is all the rage in skincare—because it works. Proven to encourage the all important cellular turnover, production of new blood vessels, stimulate collage production, help curb acne, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, the vitamin A derivative most importantly targets an overall vibrant and youthful glow. At the heart of the latest Olay Regenerist series, the Retinol24 Facial Moisturizer Cream is created for the purpose of offering an optimal amount of hero ingredient that penetrates deep into the skin’s surface with its impressive blend of Niacinamide + Retinol complex that hydrates skin all day. Weightless and quick to absorb, the Olay Regenerist Retinol24 Facial Moisturizer glides on like butter, filling in the gaps for improvements in fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improving smoothness, brightness, firming, dark spots, and pores. An ideal end-of-day habit, this punctuation to a skincare routine will make you wake up to glowing, plumper, and younger-looking skin.


A wise man once said: “Moisture is the essence of wetness. And wetness is the essence of beauty.” If anyone understands this more it has to be the skin, and well, Derek Zoolander. All cult-favorite film references aside, the skin goes through much on the daily, which is why it is imperative to hydrate and nourish it at any given opportunity. Anchored on the pursuit of water science to maintain optimal moisture levels, Laneige quenches parched skin with a cool, tall, and most refreshing glass of water in the Water Bank Hydro Essence. A lightweight and highly-concentrated formulation, the best-selling innovation is crafted with green mineral water and infused with vitamin-rich kale, watercress, and beet to deliver intense clarity and hydration minus the sticky feeling typically akin to emollients of this sort. Fast absorbing like a wash of water to the skin, moisture seeps quickly into a rich reservoir beneath the skin, locking in a retention that results in a bright and dewy complexion that is soft and supple to the touch.

Featuring an optic treat of a limited edition Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh holographic design in the packaging inspired by hydration, the Laneige Water Bank Hydro Essence also comes with the Water Bank Hydro Cream EX for this unique #ThirstForLife campaign. One half of the duo of well-loved and hardworking formulations, the Water Bank Hydro Cream EX is a deeply nourishing emollient that resuscitates the skin with moisture from the Green Mineral Water, which locks in hydration for 24 hours. Enriched with six super vegetables to moisturize, strengthen, and recover damaged skin, diligent use of this will not only give you skin that is desirable, but one that is high on the defense as well.



Tracing its origins from the preparation of an apothecary, Kiehl’s has constantly been on the pursuit of focused skincare solutions. While it enjoys a certain sense of popularity, it doesn’t just rest on the laurels of its high regard. Instead, it continues to strengthen the resilience of skin and boost radiance in different formulations, this time with the new Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum. A hyaluronic acid serum with adaptogenic complex, the development neutralizes the effects of external skin-aging stressors for a stress-free surface. A hardworking, multi-tasking agent, the serum boasts of a swirl of red ginseng root, holy basil, and Schisandra berry, a bold blend that guarantees a deep and effective penetration of its ingredients for skin that is not only soft to the touch, but most importantly, stronger in the long run.



Sometimes, you have to fix what it isn’t broken. Sometimes, you have to up the ante of what is already actually great. Borne from the already standout and longtime favorite the portfolio of products of Laura Mercier, the Nourishing Rose Oil from its first dedicated skincare essentials line is an updated version of the original Infusion de Rose Nourishing Rose Oil. The restorative formula is supercharged with moisturizing rose and macadamia oils, which addresses stressed skin, as well as of a slathering upgrade of healing kukui seed oil. Intended to soothe and nourish the skin, the lightweight and luxurious infusion slathers quite nicely, absorbing efficiently without clinging to the surface. Reinvigorating and rejuvenating, the Nourishing Oil is a versatile provision that works on the cuticles and ends of the hair, too.


Lauded as an anti-aging powerhouse, which in itself is already a lofty ideal to live up to, the Vital-Perfection White Revitalizing Emulsion Enriched formulation that promises to revive and re-energize skin that is thinned and toughened with age and aggressors. With its nourishing blend of ingredients, the innovation boosts cellular activity for more resilient skin and uncompromised beauty. In this breakthrough technology of Shiseido VP8, a combination of botanical roots, leaves, and flowers together with advanced science, the dermatologically-trusted skincare product guarantees refined, supple, and visibly vibrant skin in no time. Creamy but lightweight in texture, it melts onto the skin like butter, giving the skin what it needs to activate functions to improve various signs of aging.

To experience the world of beauty and the promise it offers, Shiseido Philippines is introducing another level of innovation that addresses the needs of the market in the current system. With The Beauty Discovery, a pop-up destination that lets you explore the many potentials of beauty that intersects with adventure right at your fingertips, this one-of-a-kind shopping experience encourages exploration in different forms across the globe. In the exclusive website, you can get access to new products, in-platform, as well as of curated content from internationally trained chefs of the top tier beauty brands.

Tick off the boxes of your beauty bucket list with 5 days of non-stop shopping and learning that starts with a pre-selling period on September 22 to September 24, 2020. From masterclasses, shopping tours, savings, and queries, all anchored on the key destinations of Tokyo, Paris, Sicily, and New York, this is a most essential access to beauty discovery that offers the world of brands such as Shiseido, Dolce & Gabbana, Narciso Rodriguez, Issey Miyake, Laura Mercier, and Nars. So, go ahead, and escape to that dream destination of yours, at least from however we can live it for the time being. If a few clicks is all it takes to see the beauty of the world from our home, then so be it. We’re taking whatever we can get.

Order your print copy of this month's MEGA Magazine:
Download this month's MEGA digital copy from:
Subscribe via [email protected]