25 Amazing Beauty Brands Created by Filipinos
In anticipation of Independence Day, we thought we’d stockpile a list homegrown labels for all you pretty patriots. You know, just in case you want to wear your #PinayPride on your face. Here are 25 beauty brands that are made in the Philippines or by Filipinos, in alphabetical order!
1. BE ORGANIC BATH & BODY
Why we’re loco for it: This All-Pinoy label purveys quality handmade soaps, bath and body products, hair care, and even pet care. Its natural and organic formulas guarantee safe skincare that’s affordable, to boot!
What it’s known for: Argan Rosehip Scar Butter, Argan Oil Foaming Face Wash, Argan Oil Shampoo
2. BEAUTY BAKERY
Why we’re loco for it: Look no further than Beauty Bakery for luscious body butters, deliciously sweet sprays, and yummy whipped lotions. Their all-natural goodies are free from parabens and preservatives—made fresh just for you!
What it’s known for: Clarifying Witch Hazel Facial Mist, Decadent Body Scrub
3. BEVERLY HILLS 6750
Why we’re loco for it: As the in-house skincare label of one of Asia’s premier beauty centers, Beverly Hills 6750 makes it their business to give you medical-grade products for younger-looking, flawlessly fair skin.
What it’s known for: Glutawhite Moisture Concentrated Glutathione Moisturizing Bar Soap
4. BY NATURE
Why we’re loco for it: Every product is safe for sensitive pelts! Moms, babies, and any girl of delicate skin will be pampered and protected with Mother Nature’s best-kept secrets.
What it’s known for: All its 100% natural soaps and the all-in-one White Salve
5. ELLANA MINERALS
Why we’re loco for it: Looking for oil-free, paraben-free, non-comedogenic, long-lasting, mattifying makeup? Phew! Ellana Minerals promises a healthier alternative to your usual cosmetics.
What it’s known for: Mineral foundations, blush duos, and multi-purpose powders
Why we’re loco for it: Glambox goodies give you that lightweight, poreless finish you can usually only achieve with airbrush makeup. Ready for your closeup?
What it’s known for: High Definition Finishing Powder
7. HAPPY SKIN COSMETICS
Why we’re loco for it: Thanks to its good-for-you makeup, pretty packaging, and cheeky-chic product names, supermodel passion project Happy Skin has garnered a cult following.
What it’s known for: Just Shut Up and Kiss me Moisturizing Lippies, Second Skin Crème, Feeling Sculptacular Face Contour Kit
8. HUMAN HEART NATURE
Why we’re loco for it: Eco-conscious to the core, Human Heart Nature is a beauty brand that’s pro-Philippines, pro-poor, and pro-environment. Every single one of its secret beauty recipes is 100 percent free from harmful chemicals.
What it’s known for: 100% Natural Clarifying Shampoo, 100% Natural Mineral ColorShine Lip Gloss, 100% Natural Massage Oil
9. JARFUL OF GOODNESS
Why we’re loco for it: Plagued by bumps, rough patches, or backne? You’ll love a jarful of these antioxidant-rich natural body scrubs. No preservatives!
What it’s known for: Decadent Coffee & Dead Sea Salt Scrub
10. KALA MILK SOAP
Why we’re loco for it: Welcome to the home of luxurious cream soaps! Each Kala Milk Soap boasts of a high percentage of good butterfat from carabao’s milk to moisturize, soften, and soothe skin.
What it’s known for: The Original Kala Milk Soap, now available in different scents
Why we’re loco for it: Leyende, derived from the word “legend,” offers eco-friendly and organic products with ECOCERT certified ingredients, all sourced from local farms and enterprises. Translation: this legend’s legit.
What it’s known for: Clean Slate: Brightlifting Facial Cleanser, Rapunsilk: Uplifting Pili-Pulp Oil Shampoo
12. LUMIERE ORGANIC
Why we’re loco for it: Although Lumiere was born and bred in the PH, all its ingredients are imported from Europe and America—herbal extracts, rich botanical oils, clays from the earth and sea, you name it.
What it’s known for: 24K Gold Organic Facial Serum, Organic Cold-Pressed Rosehip Oil
13. MADE BY DAVID ORGANICS
Why we’re loco for it: Made By David woos you not only with its organic promise, but also with loving craftsmanship and the sweetest indulgences for hair and skin.
What it’s known for: Orange and Vanilla Dry Shampoo, Organic Hand Sanitizers
14. MY PRIME
Why we’re loco for it: The brainchild of a US-based Filipina, this skincare line uses Philippine oils like pili and moringa to refine the science of skin. Healthy pelts, natural botanicals, and Pinoy pride in one bottle? Yes, please.
What it’s known for: Multi-Purpose Mattifying Moisturizer, Dynamic Lifting Serum
15. NUOVO LUSSO
Why we’re loco for it: We can’t decide what we like better about Nuovo Lusso’s palm-pampering potions. Is it the indulgent creaminess? The irresistible scents? The lightweight feel that’s made for Philippine weather? Maybe it’s all of the above.
What it’s known for: Every single one of its hand creams
16. SCENTS OF STYLE
Why we’re loco for it: Each bottle of Scents of Style is a bottle of personality. Take your pick from an array of scintillating infusions marked by vibrant floral bouquets and clean, contemporary aromatics.
What it’s known for: Ginger & Nutmeg Parfum, Green Tea Parfum
17. SO TRUE NATURALS
Why we’re loco for it: You get nothing but the best artisanal bath and body products from this brand. Its speciality? One hundred percent pure olive oil Castile soaps that turn into an instant addiction.
What it’s known for: Artisanal Castile Soaps, both liquid and bar
18. SNOE BEAUTY
Why we’re loco for it: Make-you-smile makeup and good-for-you skincare, (and hair care, and body care!) is what Snoe is all about. This specialty brand might use top quality ingredients, but it’s still easy on the pocket. Hurrah!
What it’s known for: Awesome Poresome Beauty Bar, Body Wonderland Slenderizing Gel, Oil for All 100% Tsubaki Oil
Why we’re loco for it: Suesh offers seriously-on-trend products fit for beauty professionals—but don’t worry, they’re still no-brainers for amateurs. Established by sisters with a passion for beauty, the brand boasts of customizable makeup palettes, brush kits, vanity mirrors, and more tools of the trade.
What it’s known for: Personal Pro 16-Piece Makeup Brush Set, High Definition Cream Foundation in Hard Case
20. SWEET SOLUTIONS
Why we’re loco for it: Scrub-a-dub-dub! Sweet Solutions’ sugar waxes are the new “It” waxes! These environmentally-friendly, professional-grade sugar treatments are free from parabens, dyes, resins, silicones, and fragrances.
What it’s known for: Cold Sugar Wax
21. THE SOUQ NATURALS
Why we’re loco for it: From the same folks who brought you 100% Pure Moroccan Argan Oil comes The Souq Naturals—yes, girl, The Souq is local! Expect even more magic skin elixirs to come hurtling your way.
What it’s known for: Castile Moisturizing Shower Gel, 100% Pure Moroccan Argan Oil
22. V&M Naturals
Why we’re loco for it: V&M (short for Venus & Mars) swears by 100 percent pure recipes, premium herbs, and miracle oils. Take note, this is the brand that first brought the emu oil buzz to our attention.
What it’s known for: Pure Fully Refined Emu Oil, Poppy Plush Soap
23. VMV Hypoallergenics
Why we’re loco for it: This runaway hit of a beauty brand is the only Philippine-bred label with a rating system for a product’s safety based on the number of allergens it does NOT contain. Here’s more stuff that make it awesome: VMV’s entire range is free from fragrances, dyes, phthalates, parabens, preservatives, coca-surfactants, SLES, and SLS, plus, every product is non-comedogenic, non-drying, pH-adjusted, and suitable for all skin types. Oh, yeah.
What it’s known for: Armada Face Cover 30, The Big, Brave Boo-Boo Balm, Kid Gloves Monolaurin Moisturizing “Anti-Micro-Bug” Hand Gel
24. YSABEL’S DAUGHTER
Why we’re loco for it: Oh, honey, honey! Ysabel’s Daughter concocts delicious bath and body recipes from antioxidant-rich honey. And because these babies are all-natural, you can bet your bottom peso that they’re compatible with the chemistry of your skin.
What it’s known for: Olea Shampoo, Olea Moisturizing Soap
Why we’re loco for it: What all-natural-addict isn’t? Zenutrients is the mecca for Manila organic buffs. When in doubt, turn to Zen’s den of handcrafted, all-natural, non-allergenic beauty products, especially if your skin is easily-triggered.
What it’s known for: Solid VCO All-Natural, All-Around Balm, Gugo Strengthening Shampoo, Muscle Mend Spray Oil