Okay, Banila Co. is on a roll for the -ber months. Just a few weeks ago, they introduced us to Dear Hydration: an ultra nourishing, 7-step skincare line in millennial pink packaging. Today, another pastel lineup is coming to you straight from the K-beauty super-brand—and it has the cutest name! Say hi to Hi Bye Vita-Peel, Banila Co.’s answer to rough, lifeless skin. The Vita-Peel collection covers three exfoliators, all encased in baby-soft yellow (a good sign if we ever saw one!). Each product is formulated with 14 types of vitamins and AHA ingredients that take good care of your skin, no matter how dry or sensitive it may be.
As is the case with the Dear Hydration lineup, everything under Hi Bye Vita-Peel works well on its own. But when you use them together in your regular skin regimen, the results are spectacular. Below, we cover the whys and hows of this topnotch trio, so you can see how easily they can renew your skin.


USE: Hi Bye Vita-Peel Exfoliating Scrub, P625 WHY: Exfoliating sloughs off dead skin cells and other impurities that regular cleansers simply can’t. It also allows for the rest of your skincare products to seep into your pores and take effect. So as a general rule, you should aim to exfoliate once or twice a week for healthy, polished skin. But here’s a great tip: the gentlest exfoliators, such as the Hi Bye Vita-Peel Exfoliating Scrub, are suitable for daily use. So, scrub away! HOW TO: Simply massage (never rub!) the product all over your face. Use light, circular motions and very light pressure. Afterwards, rinse off with lukewarm water. Shop the Hi Bye Vita-Peel Exfoliating Scrub here.


USE: Hi Bye Vita-Peel Clear Pad, P950 WHY: Any skincare junkie worth her salt knows that toners are a must where proper skin hydration is concerned. In other words, don’t skip it! Toning balances out your skin’s pH levels, shrinks your pores, and adds a layer of much-needed protection. The Hi Bye Vita-Peel Clear Pads are double-sided cotton pads that come pre-soaked with formula. That means they can be used straight out of the pot and easily disposed of right after. HOW TO: Take out a pad and gently glide it across your face and neck. This gets rid of any dirt or residue you may have missed in previous cleansing steps. Shop the Hi Bye Vita-Peel Clear Pad here.


USE: Hi Bye Vita-Peel Essence, P1,150 WHY: The essence has been dubbed as “the heart of Korean skincare.” Essence contains a higher concentration of active ingredients, which makes it necessary for proper nourishment, deep hydration, and skin repair. The Hi Bye Vita-Peel Essence paves skin upon application and feeds it all the good stuff. This brings you one step closer to supple, radiant skin. HOW TO: Dispense a few pumps of essence onto your fingertips (or a cotton pad). Just like you would a toner, apply it all over your face and neck. Pat with your palms until the product has absorbed. Shop the Hi Bye Vita-Peel Essence here.

Consider this your big “hi” to glow, and your final “bye” to sallow. The entire Banila Co. Hi Bye Vita-Peel line is available on BeautyMNL. Shop it right here!

Photos by Kathy Austria

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