Beauty Best Bets for Skincare: Pili Ani & ESPA

Harsh winter weather warrants genuinely hardworking, deeply hydrating skincare products to keep skin soft and supple. These two skincare lines are definitely a cut above when it comes to quality, purity, and efficacy, and are all you will need to maintain gorgeous skin this season through frost and blizzards:

ESPA’s iconic Signature Blend Bath Oils and Body Oils can incorporate the transcendent power of aromatherapy at bath or shower time, and whenever skin feels dry. They’re crafted with 100% natural, nourishing blends of pure essential oils and are combined with the highest quality ingredients noted for therapeutic qualities. ESPA has seven Signature Blends to choose from to match your mood or aroma preference. Here’s the scoop on each:

Positivity Bath & Body Oil – a cheerful, clarifying blend of Jasmine, Gardenia & Rose Geranium that boosts self-confidence and encourages an uplifting sense of optimism.
Connection Bath & Body Oil – a sensual blend of natural aphrodisiacs: Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Sandalwood and Jasmine.
Restful Bath & Body Oil – savor your beauty sleep and awake feeling energized. Allow the peace-inducing blend of Lavender, Clary Sage and Bergamot to infuse your home, your senses and your dreams.
Energizing Bath Oil & Body Oil – this vivacious blend melds stimulating Peppermint, refreshing Eucalyptus and clarifying Rosemary to fight fatigue and revitalize, awaken and recharge your energy reserves.
Restorative Bath Oil & Body Oil – this veritable ‘hug in a bottle’ combines comforting Palmarosa and Rose Geranium with calming Sweet Orange and Lavender essential oils to impart inner calm.
Fortifying Bath Oil & Body Oil – a powerful aromatic with purifying Eucalyptus and Tea Tree to help strengthen, invigorate, and boost resilience.
Soothing Bath Oil & Body Oil – a cozy, warm, peaceful aromatic that combines Myrrh’s mellow notes with comforting Sandalwood, Rose Geranium, and Frankincense to ease the mind, de–stress the body, and immerse in tranquility.

Massage into skin in firm, upward and circular movements until fully absorbed, or apply 1-2 capfuls into your bath. Slather over dry skin before and after going out in cold weather.

Price: $53 – $72

Available: LOOKFANTASTIC, Saks Fifth Avenue, SkinStore, and/or Dermstore.

Skincare Brand Pili Ani
Filipina-owned natural beauty brand Pili Ani is known for facial oils and moisturizing creams, and has expanded its line of products in the USA to include its Gentle Facial Cleanser and Purifying Toner. Embraced both in the Philippines and internationally, these products contain the brand’s signature ingredient, elemi oil, lauded for its ability to detoxify skin. The oil is derived from the sap of the bark of Philippines-native pili trees and has been scientifically proven to help stimulate circulation, flush out harmful toxins and impurities, and help prevent breakouts, irregular pigmentation, and dull skin.

In the Philippines, elemi oil is known as affordable frankincense due to its firming and antibacterial properties,” said Rosalina Tan, the brand’s co-founder. “As the first beauty brand in the world to use elemi oil in our products, we’re excited to continue bringing the ingredient, which is our country’s best kept secret, to the rest of the world with the launch of this skincare in the United States.

The plant-based Gentle Facial Cleanser cleans and moisturizes, and keeps skin hydrated. It’s gentle and mild due to its low pH level. The Purifying Toner leaves complexions purified without a dry feeling, as it’s rife with aloe vera and elemi oil to help refine the skin’s texture and balance its natural oils. Both the Gentle Facial Cleanser and the Purifying Toner are 100% natural, dermatologist-tested and formulated using hypoallergenic ingredients.

About Pili Ani
Finding natural skincare products that are good for you and good for the planet just got a whole lot easier. Crafted for beauty and sustainably sourced, Pili Ani products support the lives of Filipino farmers, as well as the sustainable and organic practices that keep their Pili farms thriving. Pili Ani’s products’ hero ingredients are Pili oil and Elemi oil, which bring people their heathiest, most beautiful skin. The oils comes from the pili tree, which is indigenous to the Bicol region of the Philippines.

Price: $30 – $32