It has never been easy to find products that lighten the areas that need brightening like our underarms, knees, elbows and the bikini area, that's why I got so intrigued when Fresh Philippines sent me their #HilodHack Sets - Tomato Glass Skin for that extra glow and Milk White Glutaboost for that much-needed brightening. They both sound so promising so I knew I had to try them for myself! 
First, let's start with the #FreshHilodHack Milk Kit
Step 1 - Deep Exfoliation
Fresh Milk White Glutaboost Spa Salt Scrub 350g (109 php)
Main Ingredient:  TheraWhite Complex 

This deeply exfoliating and multi use scrub, effectively removes dead skin cells, leaving your skin with a smooth and soft regenerating glow.

Step 2 - Moisturize and Whiten 
Fresh Milk White Glutaboost Soothing Gel Lotion 300ml (299 php)
Main Ingredients: Therawhite Complex powered by Milk Proteins and Glutathione
I believe that this is the star of the #FreshHilodHack Milk Kit. A lightweight and fast absorbing soothing gel lotion that lightens and brightens the complexion up to 2x (vs regular moisturizer) leaving a soft and even-toned skin. Super perfect for brightening those dark areas!  

Step 3 - For Gentle Exfoliation:
Milk White Glutaboost Moisturizing Cream Salt Scrub 300g (109 php)
Main Ingredients: TheraWhite Complex and infused with the double whitening power of Glutathione and milk protein

Just apply and scrub gently on damp skin, leave it for 3 minutes then wash thoroughly. Use 2-3 times a week and you're good! This creamy salt scrub gently exfoliates your skin, removing deep-seated dirt and dry skin cells to reveal a softer, smoother and lighter skin. 

If you don't believe me, here's a before and after photo after a week's use! I definitely saw a difference there. 
Top Photo: My elbow a week before use
Bottom Photo: My elbow a week after continued use of the #FreshHilodHack Milk Kit

Everything in this set is affordable, easy to use and effective. I honestly can't believe that I saw a difference after a week! I know it isn't that drastic but my elbow (which is my problem area) has lightened and smoothed just by using this set 2-3 times last week. I know that with continued use, I'll see even greater results. 

Get yours now and try the ultimate #HilodHack! Visit any Watsons stores and online at and today.

The Philippine economy might have taken a hard hit three lockdowns into the pandemic, but never underestimate how well the Philippines gets back on its feet. This holiday season, the resilience of the decade is ready to take place. You got that right: Philippine tourism is making a much awaited comeback the mainstage of the country’s economic growth, and Klook is here to usher this exciting time.

The opportunities are abundant in the realm of Philippine adventure-seeking. Locals in homeland hotspots like Boracay, Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Palawan, Tagaytay, or Batangas, are more than eager and ready to share their slice of paradise to eager sanctuary seekers. And the wonderful bit of Klook’s holiday getaway is that they have over 3 million pesos worth of discounts and prizes to give away.

Become an integral part of the revitalization of the local tourism trade by letting Klook treat you to enticing holiday deals at local theme parks and attractions, All-In Travel Bubbles, local hotel & resort perks, and tour activities in popular vacation hotspots like Boracay and Cebu.

I know that we are all excited to reawaken the Philippine paradise culture, and can we can qualify for these exciting deals with a 8% off discount on all local activities with no minimum spend requirement. Get in line and celebrate this holiday season with a 4+1 or 20% off family deals in Enchanted Kingdom, Avilon Zoo, Camayan Beach, Dinosaur Island, Cebu All Attractions Passes, Zoobic, Manila Ocean Park, The Dessert Museum, and Skyranch. But the adventures don’t stop there. Spend this joyous season with up to 10% off on activities like a jetskiing, parasail, banana boats, UFO, Boracay Island Tours and Helmet Drives, and an assortment of fun undertakings at Plantation Bay, Bluewater Sumilon, and Bluewater Maribago.

It’s only through Klook that Filipinos can also upgrade the homeland experience with STAY+ and Travel Bubble Deals of up to 18% off on SETIR, Tides Hotel, The Lind, Villas by Eco Hotel, Belmont Boracay, Taal Vista, Pico Sands, Shangri-La Boracay, Crusoe Cabins, Las Casas, Cocoons Casobe, The Manor at CJH, Bluewater Panglao, Bluewater Sumilon, and Bluewater Maribago.

For the most avid sanctuary seekers, exclusive giveaways await Klook-registered users who use any Klook product or service with the promo code for the holiday campaign. Doing so qualifies you for a chance to win an overnight stay at Taal Vista, overnight stay at Pico Sands, 3 days / 2 nights at Boracay Shangri-La, 3 days / 2 nights at Belmont Boracay, and a Sunlight EcoTourism Travel Bubble. 

Kaya Pilipinas, Tara Na! What are you waiting for? Become a part of the Philippines’ healing and breathe life back into the paradise in our very own backyard while treating yourself and your loved ones to a much deserved break from the bustle of daily life. Explore the healing beauty of your homeland and join Klook in ushering in a new era of local tourism. Bring your home back to life by booking your holiday getaway on the Klook app.

Open yourself up to a wealth of experiences only the Philippines can offer, only with Klook!

Ready to get that glow? Well, today is your lucky day! 

I have found a line of products that are made by a Filipina for Filipinos who are looking for affordable products that will for sure give you the chance to flaunt that unique glow. 

Introducing Skin White Solutions' 3 step skin care; Wonder Wash, Talented Toner,
and Happy Crush. 

"Established in 2012, Skin White Solutions started off as an ambition of a young housewife witha desire to help provide for her loving family while achieving the glowing skin of her dreams. Now, with her 10-year experience in the skin care industry, together with a bright and brilliant team, Skin White Solutions embarks on a another journey to produce new and improved beauty products that will help each #GlowDigger become even more confident and beautiful in their bright and glowing skin!"

This local and Filipina-led skincare brand just relaunched with a modern and fun look along with brand new products! Skin White Solutions, believes that every Filipino deserves to have a  #BrighterThanEver skin that oozes confidence from within. 

The stars of this rebrand are the Wonder Wash, Talented Toner and Happy Crush - all made with the finest ingredients from Japan, Korea, and Thailand that works well with any skin type too! 

Wonder Wash

Price: 149.00

Key Active Ingredient: La flora Ec-12

This cleanser removes dirt while protecting the skin's moisture barrier. It is very gentle, non-irritating, has the right pH level preventing skin damage and good for all skin types especially for acne prone and dull skin.

How To Use: Wet your face with water and use your fingertips to apply the Wonder Wash. Massage the face gently in a circular motion, avoiding the eye area. Finally, rinse your face with water and gently pat dry with a towel.

Talented Toner

Price: 199.00 

Key Active Ingredients: Fermented Yeast Extract, Neem Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica

This toner removes impurities, helps prevent lines and wrinkles while hydrating and soothing the skin -- making it easier for other products to be absorbed by the skin.

Get a clean cotton pad and soak it with the Talented Toner. Then, gently wipe it upward going around the face.

Happy Crush

Price: 119.00

Key Active Ingredients: Passiflora Edulis Fruit Extract, Jeju Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel Extract, Collagen + another slimming active

This unique cooling ice gel improves facial puffiness, eye bags as well as dehydrated skin. It also brightens the face and can be used as a moisturizer or an after-sun treatment.

Stir the gel mix inside the container with a spoon until it starts looking like crushed ice. Then, scoop out the preferred amount and apply it to the area that needs added moisture.

Are you ready for your journey to getting #BrighterThanEver skin?
Be part of the growing community of#GlowDiggers and visit their Shopee page: to learn more!

Note: Results may vary upon the person’s skin type. We recommend that people with sensitive skin perform a patch test first to ensure that there is no reaction. Please discontinue if irritation occurs. In the case of pregnancy, please consult with your Dermatologist or Doctor before use. If a sudden reaction occurs after the products have been used, please consult with a Healthcare Professional. If any negative side effects are experienced, please message us Skin White Solutions: 0998 840 6759. Thank you! 

Product Photography: Anj Zapanta
Everything has changed in front of our eyes and while it has been been definitely hard to keep up with the "new normal", we must accept that this is our reality now and things will take time before they return to the way they were... Attending events, running errands or hanging out in a coffee shop with friends until the wee hours of the night would be nearly impossible as there are too many things to consider and of course, mental and physical health being our top priority. 

If you're like me who's into making sure that she's fully made up whatever the day may be before the pandemic started, I'm sure it's been a real bummer to break your routines. As for me, that's starting the day with skin care, self care and make up. 

I can't speak for everyone but since I started working from home, I had a hard time keeping up with any of my self-care routines as it is more difficult for me to draw the line between working and having time for myself, until I found out that caring for my skin or myself for that matter would only take an all-in-one, inexpensive product and that is Duru

The most important tip I can give you is to get the right product and a consistent routine to achieved the preferred results. It's the perfect time to let our beauty bloom and achieve our healthiest glowing skin with Duru's naturally made organic face and body soap. 

Duru comes in two variants: Blooming White, a green translucent soap which contains glycerin and Italian olive oils that help moisturize and rejuvenate the skin, and olive leaves which are natural exfoliants that turn dull skin into blooming skin, and White Brilliance which contains the innovative power of lemon and Italian olive oils combined with Vitamins A, C, and E for superior whitening and moisturizing.

As a proud morena, I have always shied away from whitening soaps and have been very outspoken about maintaining my skin's natural color, so let me tell you what Duru's effects are on my morena skin: 

Blooming White - has really helped me moisturize, rejuvenate and exfoliate dull parts of my skin 
White Brilliance - moisturized and evened out some of my uneven skin tone

Be the person you've always wanted to be and let your best self shine through. Let's all flourish and #BloomWithDuru.

Duru Blooming White and White Brilliance whitening and beauty soap are available at your nearest drugstores and supermarkets and online through Lazada and Shopee

Follow Duru on Instagram and Facebook at @duruphilippines.

Note: Duru soaps can be for whitening and for evening out uneven skin tones depending on use. Please visit their facebook and instagram pages to know more.