Asians generally experience 5 major skin problems due to their adaptation to the climate and the pigment composition of the skin, surveys have shown. Because of this Asians need different skincare regimens.
And among Asians, Filipinos, both men and women suffer from these five common skin conditions; however, most of the soaps marketed in the country are for skin lightening while discounting the real skin concerns of the consumers.
The newest beauty bar soap in the country named “Diwatang Maria,” features 3 soap variants that address Pinoy skin concerns while boasting of its premium quality ingredients.
Aside from the fact that the soaps are 100 percent organic, the three variants:
- Diwatang Maria Makiling
- Diwatang Maria Sinukuan
- Diwatang Maria Cacao
…contain combinations of premium-grade organic ingredients that are best for several skin problems.
5 Major Pinoy Skin Problems
Ma. Concepcion Macalintal, President and CEO of Diwatang Maria said that before she decided to finally take this journey of manufacturing and distributing beauty soaps she noticed that most of the soaps available in the country are mostly for lightening. “The shelves in the supermarkets and grocery stores are already full of different skin lightening soap and this is the reason we made Diwatang Maria not just for skin lightening but to really address what Filipino skin needs.”
According to Macalintal the 5 most common skin conditions among Pinoys are the following:
- Sensitivity or Prone to Pimples / Acne
- Dark Spots
- Dry Skin that lacks radiance
“These are the skin problems that Diwatang Maria would like to answer so we combined premium quality organic ingredients that will not only lighten the skin but treats several skin issues,” Macalintal adds.
Macalintal also added that they are using virgin coconut oil as the soap base of Diwatang Maria, and by doing this, consumers, can enjoy the benefits of VCO. “I personally make sure that each variant contains enough of the primary ingredients to ensure that our consumers will enjoy the results that we promise.”
Diwatang Maria Makiling for pimples, dark spots and hyperpigmentation
Combining the power of kojic acid, papaya enzyme and aloe vera guarantee impressive results in just a couple of weeks. Koji Acid and papaya enzymes are known effective skin lightening agents and they also help in controlling the oiliness of the skin, thus, treat pimples and acne. Kojic acid is also known for improving the appearance of melasma and hyperpigmentation.
Those who have tried other soaps with kojic acid usually complain about itchiness. To address this concern Macalintal shared that by adding aloe vera in the ingredients of Diwatang Maria Makiling it helps soothe or prevent itching of the skin. “Our customers who have tried Diwatang Maria Makiling can attest to its efficacy in lightening the skin and the soothing effect of aloe vera.”
Diwatang Maria also has its signature scent derived from orange’s essential oil.
Diwatang Maria Sinukuan for sensitive skin that lacks radiance
This variant is gaining popularity not only for its benefits on the skin but for its lavander scent, which has calming effect.
Enriched with glutathione, kojic acid and papaya enzyme, Diwatang Maria Sinukuan will surely make your skin glow and best for sensitive skin because it contains glutathione, which is a known a powerful antioxidant that can help prevent inflammation.
Infused with oatmeal kernel, Diwatang Maria Sinukuan also helps in removing excess oil and dead skin cells, thus, leaving the skin radiant and glowing. Because of the anti-inflammatory properties of oatmeal and glutathione this soap variant is best for people whose skin reacts easily to dirt, dust, bacteria, and chemicals.
Diwatang Maria Cacao for dry, dull skin
Not all people want to have fairer skin, there are many Pinoys and Pinays who embrace their morena complexion, and this is the reason Macalintal designed Diwatang Maria Cacao variant.
This chocolate-scented soap will give your skin the moisture and radiance it needs with the skin enhancing and anti-aging benefits from oatmeal kernel, colloidal oatmeal, and shea butter. These ingredients help our skin to maintain and stimulate collagen production. Together with aloe vera, Diwatang Maria Cacao can help the skin restores elasticity while fighting inflammation and free radicals with every bath.
According to Macalintal all Diwatang Maria products are paraben-free, and free of other harmful ingredients. “Our soaps are organic and very safe on the skin as they contain no chemical, everything that we used to form every soap is from natural ingredients and of premium quality.”