Originally on CNN.
Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — With renewed public interest in makeup and cosmetics in the Philippines, it’s as good a time as any to put the spotlight on local beauty brands. Aside from the fact that it helps support local entrepreneurs, choosing to buy Pinoy may be more sustainable for the country’s resources, especially if the products are developed, manufactured, and packaged locally. No more shipping delays, customs problems, or exorbitant markups from your suki Instagram reseller. Another benefit is that certain products like base makeup and color cosmetics may also be more tailored to our complexion and the country’s (often humid) environment.