It starts with good skincare using the latest microbiome technology
With so many new skincare technologies out there in the market, one can get confused as to what is really best for our skin. Happy Skin’s chief executive officer Jacqe Gutierrez came across microbiome skincare and has been dreaming of introducing it to Filipinas. “Microbiome skincare is essentially adding good bacteria to the skin and using gentle products to help maintain its balance,” explains the mom-of-two.
Bacteria for the skin? If yogurt is good for our digestive system, why shouldn’t it be good for our face as well? Jacqe tells Manila Bulletin Lifestyle, “Good bacteria are tasked with shielding the skin from irritants, pollutants, and aggressors that may leave it dry and inflamed. So I truly believe in this science and how it can fundamentally make our skin better.”
Last week, Happy Skin launched their skincare line with two new products that can serve as your skincare set—cleanser and moisturizer. “With heavy emphasis on good for you ingredients, our goal is to offer products that moisturize, strengthen, calm, and brighten.”
But the product development didn’t happen overnight. It took a year for them to perfect their skincare line with the team and the CEO herself going through a lot of test runs. “We had numerous back and forth with our Korean developers to make sure that all the ingredients we’re putting in are good for the skin,” says Jacqe. But with Korea having a different climate as compared to the Philippines, they also made sure that the texture and consistency of the products can work in our tropical weather.
The beauty of this new skincare line is that it works for all skin types. “Instead of categorizing based on skin types, we sought out ingredients that benefits all skin types,” shares Jacqe. They chose four biocampatible ingredients that work independently and harmoniously together, “Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant that can hold 1,000 times its weight in water. It hydrates by helping water adhere to skin, keeping it locked in place to prevent moisture loss. Cica or Centella Asiatica, known for its soothing and restorative abilities, calms redness and irritations, while Ceramides integrate into the skin barrier to strengthen and protect the skin from dryness and damage. Lastly, Niacinamde or Vitamin B3 encourages collagen production, refines the appearance of pores, brightens skin,
and evens out pigmentation.”Tips on how to use them?
For best results, Jacqe recommends to use the two products twice a day—morning and evening—and you just might get visible results within seven days.