Our obsession with Korean series and superstars has transcended to their beauty products. Korean stars always look so flawless, fair, and smooth—we want what they are having!
A visit to Seoul convinced me that South Korea is indeed skincare and makeup heaven, so like every beauty girl, I’m always glad when Korean beauty brands make their way to Philippine shores. One of the latest ones we can now get at SM Beauty Store branches is Eres Tu, which specializes in sunscreen and skincare products with anti-aging benefits, thanks to its peptide and other active ingredients.
Here are some of their cult sun protection products and feather-light, skin-adapting BB creams you may want to add to your beauty kit.
Sun protection that complements your makeup
Eres Tu Brightening Complex Sun Cream SPF50+/PA+++, P599
Eres Tu My Daily Armor Brightening-Complex Sun Cream SPF50+/PA+++, P99
Both feather-light Sun Creams are created with an improved makeup base function for perfecting coverage and high skin affinity that makes skin translucent and instantly bright. Both are whitening, nourishing, and soothing. They’re also supposed to boost moisture and skin elasticity, all while providing UV ray protection. Both are non-sticky and greaseless, and are almost invisible when applied.
Apply sun cream after cleaning your face in the morning, prior to applying makeup. Spread evenly on face and neck. The waterproof formula lasts from six (when exposed to water activities or sweat from prolonged sun exposure) to 12 hours (of intermittent sun exposure without water or sweat), but you may reapply on areas that are more severely exposed to the sun, like your forehead, nose, and cheekbones, for extra protection. Keep one on your boudoir, while pack the hot pink travel-sized sachet in your purse.
Pocket-sized skincare solutions
Eres Tu My Youth Reactivator Blemish/Age-Concealing Day Cream, P99
Made of 80% natural skin-friendly ingredients and a skin perfecting blend, this day cream helps give you flawless skin you can flaunt with minimal makeup. It’s supposedly packed with so many benefits in a tiny pouch! It’s rich in essential oils, Beta Glucan, anti-oxidants, hyaluronic acid, and herbal extracts that lock in moisture, improve skin’s elasticity, eliminate blemishes and scars, correct age spots, and counter the effects of skin aging caused by the harmful UV rays of the sun and free radicals.
Eres Tu Always Young & Beautiful Restorative Day & Night Cream, P99
This travel must-have provides daily moisture therapy and is your remedy for various skincare woes like dryness, darkening, dullness, hyperpigmentation, age and blemish spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. Use it day and night after cleansing face and applying basic skin care. It supposedly has a rich concentration of herbal extracts from centella, grean tea, licorice root, chamomile, rosemary, hyaluronic acid, multi-mushroom, Korean flowers, Beta Glucan, Vitamin B3 and E. It’s a wonder this tiny product can help minimize pores, reverse photo-aging, improve elasticity, as well as help whiten, nourish, moisturize, soothe, tone, and protect the skin from harmful free radicals.
Flawless coverage and more skin benefits
Multi BB Cream Reborn Beta Glucan Cream
This unique BB has micro air skin fit powder with a fresh and light texture that adheres closely to skin. The micro-fine mineral powder evens out skin surface, color, tone, and instantly conceals open pores to give skin a smooth and beautiful finish. Meanwhile, the Beta Glucan is supposed to restore skin vitality. Apply it after basic skincare by putting an ample amount on the back of your hand and then, using your fingers or sponge, scoop it off and blend evenly on cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin.
Eres Tu Peptide Special BB 30mL, P799
This regenerating specialty skin care BB has Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 that’s supposed to work like Botox to eliminate signs of aging—fine lines, crow’s feet, smile lines, and wrinkles caused by sun damage—with continued use. Each application infuses skin with Beta Glucan, hyaluronic acid that helps moisturize and give skin that radiant look, and sun protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Lightweight and non-greasy, its skin perfecting blend adapts to any skin tone in 15-20 minutes, making it a great makeup base for that no-makeup look. It instantly covers blemishes and skin imperfections so you don’t actually need to pile on too much makeup.
How to use the creams:
Dab a sufficient amount of the product onto skin and spread evenly on cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin. Begin from the center of the face and spread the product toward the edge of the face in a light patting motion. You can use them as makeup base or on their own for a fresh, no-makeup look.
Photos by Trixie Reyna