Apple cider vinegar may not sound (or smell) like the most glamorous ingredient, but this lola-approved remedy is making waves in the beauty community. (Health buffs are hooked, too, just so you know.) Because of its balancing, exfoliating power and its effect on rough, blemished skin, ACV is turning skeptics into devotees. But what makes it so effective? We can answer that in two words: “The Mother.”
Naturally found in ACV, The Mother is a web-like fibre that contains good bacteria, enzymes, nutrients, and other potent active ingredients. It fights fungus, viruses, and bad bacteria in general. The Mother makes ACV so effective on skin woes, even Scarlett Johanson swears by this stuff! But be warned: the scent is pretty bad. If you’re curious enough to try it yourself, start with ACV-infused skincare! These sweet-smelling formulas by Skin Genie harness the magic of the acid without making your nose burn.
TRY: Skin Genie Apple Cider Vinegar Toner, P250

Battling the curse of recurring breakouts? Tame those angry red bumps with this bestselling ACV cocktail. Unlike synthetic toners that may cause your skin more harm than good, this one only uses natural astringents like Russian vodka and witch hazel. Together, these banish pimple-causing bacteria and control excess oil. Your acne has met its match!

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TRY: Skin Genie Apple Cider Vinegar Serum, P399

With aging comes experience, wisdom, and (unfortunately) weaker skin. The older we get, the more prone we become to wrinkles, sagging, and age spots. But the road to graceful aging isn’t a lost cause! Maintain a youthful complexion for years to come with this ACV-packed serum. It prevents fine lines and boosts elasticity with a combination of betacarotene, vitamins B1, B2, B6, and C. Made with concentrated sulphur, it also lessens the appearance of sun spots and freckles.

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TRY: Skin Genie Apple Cider Vinegar Cream, P350

Life in a tropical country means baking in the sun whether we like it or not. Too much UV exposure can lead to awful skin damage, like sunburn, premature wrinkles, and dryness. That’s why you need your daily SPF—not to mention, a whole lot of moisturizer. For the latter, pack on this ACV-powered cream. It contains a high percentage of pectin, salts, and vitamins A, C, and E, which speed up the skin’s healing process and soothe irritation. Beach babes, take note!

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Now, who else is stocking up on ACV?