Friday, November 22, 2013

Physiogel Beauty Experts Fair

In order for makeup to look great, having good skin is a must! Everyone must know how hard it is for makeup to blend fully on flaky skin, and those with sensitive skin almost always have that dilemma.

Just recently, I've been introduced to Physiogel, the skincare brand most prescribed by dermatologists in the Philippines. Why is it most prescribed, you ask? For now, I'll be giving you 2 quick reasons: (1) Physiogel's gentleness is next to water, and (2) even babies can use it!

Last November 20, I attended the Physiogel Beauty Experts Fair at Makati Shangri-La Hotel. This event was all about skin care tips and make-up forecasts for 2014 from  make-up artists Krist Bansuelo, Carla Avancena, and Pong Niu!

Last time I went to the same venue was for Andi Manzano's Bridal Shower, and the place was decorated pink. This time, it's blue!

Before the main event started, we had a sumptuous buffet dinner first.

Plus these "too cute to touch" desserts.

The event opened with an interview, where some guests shared their sensitive skin story. 

Sensitive skin is characterized by subjective complaints of discomfort without predictable classical visible signs of irritation and without an immunologic response. Dry, sensitive skin is also caused by a damaged skin barrier; water tends to escape and cause dry skin.

I couldn't come up with one on the spot, but remembered when I got home that I had dermatitis before from harsh detergents found in most conventional shampoo and soaps. (Tip: Stay away from sulfates as much as possible.)

Here's my blogger friend Eyah telling our gorgeous host for the day, Nicole Andersson, about her sensitive skin problem.

During the skincare talk, we learned the difference between conventional moisturizers and Physiogel, which makes use of a patented Derma Membrane Structure (DMS).
  • Conventional moisturizers makes use of oil and water, which when seen under a microscope, have a spherical structure. This spherical structure works by filling the gaps of the skin and masking skin dryness with transitory moisture, which can easily be washed off by rinsing or washing.
  • DMS has a lamellar stucture, or layers that look like blocks, which resembles the natural building blocks of the skin. This lamellar structure works by repairing the skin's barrier and helping to prevent moisture loss. By mimicking the natural lipid composition of the skin, Physiogel hydrates and keeps skin moisturized for up to three days, even with washing or bathing.

Physiogel products contains ingredients that are similar to the naturally occurring substances that make up our skin. I think this is the part when having too much of something isn't really that bad. Your skin can never have too much of something that blends right in, mimics the natural lipid composition of the skin, and hence, feels just like skin.

More so, gone are the days when people have the notion that Physiogel products are expensive. Prices of Physiogel have been reduced by as much as 29% to cater to more people who are on a budget but still want to have good skincare products within their reach.

After the informative talk were live makeup demos by beauty experts, Krist Bansuelo, Carla Avancena, and Pong Niu.

Here’s a beauty insider’s tip: It’s great to use Physiogel Cleanser as a makeup remover for those with sensitive skin.

Krist Bansuelo was the first to do the demo. He opened with the statement, "The Philippines is a powdered nation." Most people laughed but agreed, because the typical Pinay believes that oiliness is next to ugliness. But then, when you see photos of Hollywood stars, they have this enviable radiant, dewy, healthy looking skin. Not flat-out powdered matte. Healthy, dewy (but not oily and shiny) skin is the way to go.

Krist then proceeded to the demo, by first removing the model's makeup using Physiogel Cleanser. What's amazing about this product is that you can use opt to use it to clean your face by just wiping it off with tissue, or doing it the conventional way by rinsing it off with water.

From this demo, I learned that you can mix Physiogel Cream to your liquid face bases like BB creams and foundations, for it to blend easier on your face.

For Spring/Summer 2014, the no-makeup look will be dominant. It will all be about raw, natural beauty. Complexions will be understated, flawless, fresh, well-groomed, but effortless. The pure, organic, natural beauty of the face will be celebrated. Keep everything neutral, but emphasize a radiant, glowing skin with a defined and elongated brow.

The desired effect: ethereal and super natural.

Krist swears by Physiogel, and even recommends it to his celebrity clients.

For Fall/Winter 2014, a sensual look that highlights cherry red lips; metallic eyes are back but with a lightened overall effect with flawless skin and a hint of gloss. It will all be about a natural flush with blush darker than your skin tone and a little pearlized shadow to add depth to the eyes; natural-looking skin with shimmery pigments; and gloss and a structured, statement brow.

Though this is the forecasted Fall/Winter 2014 makeup trend, I believe that it is wearable even now. Holiday season are all about parties and photos, so we have to make sure we're picture perfect every time.

Mhisha, Celline, I, and Eyah

This is the Physiogel advantage: Healthy, moisturized skin through repairing. With Physiogel, you can maintain beautiful, smooth, supple, and soft skin this season and beyond. For more information, like Physiogel Philippines on Facebook, or visit



  1. Wow looks like such a fun event.
    Follow each other GFC and Bloglovin?
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    1. Hi Heena! It was a fun event indeed. I'm already following you via GFC. :)

  2. Beautiful pictures.
    Want to follow each other on GFC, Bloglovin, FB or Twitter? Love
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    1. Thanks, Sandy! I'll visit your blog. :)

  3. Looks like a fun and informative event. Good skin really is the foundation for beauty.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    1. True! Good skin means less makeup elsewhere. :)

  4. nice meeting you girl first time lang kita nakasama ng bongga kahit its not our first meet.. next time ulit!

    1. Miss you, Eyah! ♥ It was so nice to bond with you. Sana masundan pa. See you soon! :)

  5. how did u get invited? great content

  6. Helen! Thank you for your sweet comment, you are super pretty too!! <3 I've never heard of this brand before... but I may give it a try now that you mentionned it! <3

    xoxo, Mango ❤
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    1. Aww thank you, Mango! Physiogel is best for dry, sensitve skin. Hope this one works out for you, in case you try it out. :)


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