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New and exciting beauty products you need to know about this May

By Camille Santiago Published May 19, 2021 5:16 pm

If you’re looking for a sign to buy new skincare and makeup, consider this article a sign.

From "clean" skincare that assures you safe and non-toxic products to a powerful beauty line that caters to all your skin needs, to a brand new eye cream for your face that promises newfound glow, to a wide selection of lip products, including a moisturizing lip gloss—you can always count on beauty brands to whip up something new and exciting each month.

Below are the latest releases in beauty this May.

Your beauty product may be organic or all-natural—but is it safe? If identifying Clean products is a little too confusing, Clean at Sephora makes it easier by putting the Clean seal on items that are not formulated with harmful or toxic ingredients. 

Some of our Clean finds are WISHFUL Yo Detox Face and Body Enzyme Scrub (P2,340), Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel (P8,660), Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Exfoliating Body Treatment Towel (P2,900), Olehenriksen Glow2OH™ Dark Spot Toner (P1,770), and Supergoop! Mineral Sheer Screen SPF 30 (P1,950). 

Unilever Beauty and Personal Care

Unilever is saying “Yes to Positive Beauty”—“a commitment to bring about positive change through real actions - to do more good, not just less harm, for people and the planet.” And what better way to celebrate this than with a 3-day sale on Shopee? From May 17 to 19, get up to 70% off, and an additional 15% off when you use the code POSITIVEBEAUTY, on items from brands like Dove, TRESemme, Cream Silk, Pond’s, St. Ives, Love Beauty and Planet, and more. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Mano Amiga.


Love liquid lippies but hate that heavy, drying feeling most lip colors give? Then you must try Revlon’s ColorStay Satin Ink (P575), a creamy longwear liquid lipcolor that delivers full coverage and satin sheen in just one coat. It has moisturizing properties such as black currant seed oil and vitamin E to help keep your lips feel soft. You also don’t have to worry about reapplying because it’s water-resistant, smudge-proof, and has a 16-hour staying factor, too! 

Issy & Co.

We sure do love a throwback makeup! This time, Issy & Co. takes us back to the early aughts with their four new lip glosses called Hydragloss (P299)—a lip treatment that’s part lip oil and lip gloss. Don’t worry, it’s not as sticky and heavy as our old lip glosses from our childhood days. This one has Jojoba seed oil, shea butter, aloe juice, coco nucifera oil, and hyaluronic acid—all the good stuff to make your lips feel soft and plump.

Benefit Cosmetics

Who here has a facial spray for each skin concern, say, to set makeup, to refresh skin, or to control oil? What if we tell you there’s a product that can do all of those? You got it right, the Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional: Super Setter (P1,950) has everything you need in a facial spray and more. It has a pore-blurring formula—the same powder that is also used in Benefit’s iconic The POREfessional primers—that blurs the look of pores!

Skin by BYS

Yes, you need more skincare! International cosmetics brand, BYS, has launched their first-ever skincare line Skin by BYS that has everything you need to cleanse, treat, moisturize, and protect your skin.

Skincare gods have answered your pleas because all Skin by BYS products are vegan, cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, and do not contain any harmful ingredients. What the products do have though are the good stuff called Botaniceutical Plus - 10, which are ten powerful, natural ingredients that target most skin concerns: deep cleansing, dryness, irritation, dull and uneven skin tone, improving elasticity, and fighting free radicals linked to aging.

The collection includes: Extra Gentle Micellar Water (P799), Extra Gentle Milk Jelly Cleanser (P499), Extra Hydrating Balancing Toner (P699), Extra Glow Brightening Serum (P899), Extra Firming Youth Serum (P899), Extra Glow Face Cream (P599), Extra Brightening Eye Cream, (P399), Extra Effortless Pore Perfecting Sunblock, (P799), Extra Glow Sheet Mask and the Extra Firming Sheet Mask, (both P89).


You're just 14 days from achieving your glow because the new Luminous Glow Eye Cream for Face (P1,049) from AHC promises just that! It contains Gluta-I Complex, a potent mix of ingredients such as Glutathione, Bisabolol, Vitamin C, Sodium hyaluronate, and Adenosine—clinically proven to brighten skin and reduce wrinkles.


How’s your hair this quarantine? Are you looking after it? Try Cream Silk Ultimate Reborn with Tri-Oleo Complex 170ml (P111.20), the same conditioner that you know and love, but better. It now has three ultra-nourishing oils—rosehip oil, argan oil and marula oil—that nourishes hair from within and coats and protects each strand to restore strength, smoothness and moisturization.