Celebrities are always expected to look camera-ready. This is why actress-beauty queen Winwyn Marquez has always taken good care of her skin.
Winwyn is strict about her skin-care routine, a passion fueled by her admiration for K-beauty culture.
She said, "I am such an addict sa skin care... E, lalo na feeling ko, Korean at heart ako, e."
However, she is meticulous about her choice of products and has advised "trial and error kung ano yung mag-work."
The Beauty Queen actress explained, "You can't find talaga kung anong perfect sa iyo if you don't try kung ano yung tama."
Winwyn shared she had tried using products that made her skin itchy, "Nagse-sensitive lang, parang patches na red. Naglalagay lang ako ng ice 'tapos wag kakamutin."
She cautioned, "Careful na lang din sila kapag sensitive yung skin nila. Choose na lang yung walang scent."
SKINCARE worth its pricey tag
Winwyn has been following a beauty routine using products that work best to keep her skin glowingly healthy and flawless.
She said, "Medyo expensive, pero skin niyo iyan so mag-invest ka na
"Skin mo yun and yun yung makikita sa iyo talaga, so investan mo na."
Part of her daytime routine is applying Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate after cleansing her face, followed by sunblock and a facial mist.
Winwyn said, "I never forget to use sunblock also. Even if nasa house lang now, I use Glossier Invincible Shield.
"When I'm out, I use the Shiseido Ulitmune Defense Refresh Mist."
Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate is a multi-tasking serum that helps boost skin's natural immunity against daily damage and visible signs of skin aging.
It is available on Lazada for PHP6,600.
Glossier Invincible Shield is a clear water gel-based sunscreen with SPF35 that prevents sun damage and skin cancer.
It can be bought for PHP1,650 from Shopee.
Shiseido Ultimune Defense Refresh Mist is a hydrating micro-mist serum that makes skin look fresher, smoother, and more radiant.
It is available for PHP3,450 at Rustan's.
At night, she starts her routine with SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion Toner before her serum.
This product comes with a price tag of USD76 or PHP3,749.84 at Sephora.com.
She ends her nighttime routine by applying Lano Everywhere Multi-Cream as her moisturizer.
According to the brand's website, this moisturizer retails for USD16.95 or PHP836.31.
Winwyn said this her beauty routine before the COVID-19 pandemic included a visit to the Cathy Valencia Skin Clinic, her dermatologist.
She disclosed, "Medyo expensive kasi I go regularly sa derma, like every two weeks. Pero ngayon, siyempre, hindi."
She added, "I do Lucent Lite to help with my melasma sa face and IPL as well."
According to the beauty clinic's website, Lucent Lite is an anti-aging laser treatment that helps the face to produce collagen, fades wrinkles, minimize pores, lightens discoloration, treats melasma, and removes tattoos.
IPL, or Intense pulsed light, is a painless procedure that removes unwanted hair.