Shiseido Philippines: Opening Doors For Beauty Beyond Borders | Clozette

With social media making product reviews available at their fingertips, Filipinas are always on the hunt for great beauty products. Good news: On 26 September in the El Nido Villa of Okada Manila, the launch of Shiseido Philippines opened new doors to the beauty world.

Shiseido Asia Pacific President & CEO Jean-Philipp Charrier, PH Ambassador KC Concepcion, Shiseido Philippines Managing Director Koji Nakata

From left to right: President and CEO of Shiseido Asia Pacific Jean-Philipp Charrier, Shiseido Philippines Ambassador KC Concepcion, and Shiseido Philippines Managing Director Koji Nakata.

While Shiseido, the brand, has been present in the Philippines for years, this exciting moment in the beauty world gives Filipinas access to more beauty innovations from across the globe. Aside from Shiseido and Shiseido Men skincare products, prestigious cult-favourites such as NARS and Laura Mercier and new entries like Senka are now more available to the Philippine market. This announcement was accompanied by naming actress KC Concepcion as the new Philippine ambassador for Shiseido.

With this, we entered the Shiseido Beauty Mansion to discover the different brands they’re bringing into the country. Each room was dedicated to a specific brand, their pioneering and best-selling products, and even some holiday collections to watch out for.

Laura Mercier Room

The chic bedspread and vanity set-up inside the Laura Mercier room.

We first explored the chic bedroom set-up in the Laura Mercier room. Filipinas will now be able to enjoy the world-renown skin-perfecting makeup brand’s best-selling products such as their Flawless Lumiere Radiance Perfecting Foundation.

Shiseido Room  

The Shiseido room featuring the Shiseido photo wall.

Of course, there was also a Shiseido suite where guests got their photos taken in front of the Shiseido wall. Spread throughout the suite were Shiseido products, including their new Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing collection. Their cleansing range was appropriately placed in the en suite bathroom.

NARS Cosmetics

Getting ready for the holidays in the NARS room.

Next, we entered the glittering world of NARS Cosmetics. The well-loved brand's upcoming holiday collection was the centre of attention of the room, and we cannot wait to test them out once they launch.

Senka Room

The cloud-like foam decor in the Senka room.

As we approached the Senka room, we were able to get glimpses of a cloudy and foamy décor. We tried out their Perfect Whip Cleanser, which held to true to its name. They demonstrated how to ‘whip’ the cleanser to the perfect consistency that will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. Senka products will be available in Duty Free and Watsons starting this October, with nationwide shipping coming later on this year.

Narciso Rodriguez and Issey Miyake Fragrances

Left: Narciso Rodriguez fragrances. Right: Japanese fragrance brand Issey Miyake.

Lastly, we also got to see an impressive line-up of fragrances. The assortment includes brands like the popular Dolce & Gabbana, Japanese brand Issey Miyake, and sensual perfumes from Narciso Rodriguez.

You can purchase Shiseido products on BeautyMNL, Lazada, their boutiques, and partner beauty counters nationwide.


Did you know that the skin around your eyes is the thinnest and most sensitive in the entire body? Daily situations such as being in front of a computer for hours or not drinking enough water can all cause your eye area to darken over time. Luckily with the Skin Inc. Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light Glasses for Bright Eyes is here to save the day.

Created for individuals living a fast-paced lifestyle, these glasses deliver a customised eye treatment in as fast as 10 minutes. The device uses NASA-inspired LED chromotherapy that goes deep into your skin to stimulate light receptors in your skin cells. There are three different LED lights that serve different treatments. The RED light helps revive the youthful appearance of your skin. The YELLOW light aims to reduce the appearance of dark circles underneath your eyes. Finally, the ORANGE light is a combination of the two. With just these three lights, the Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light Glasses for Bright Eyes can come up with up to 2,500 personalised treatments for the wearer. They recommend that you boost the treatment with the My Daily Dose Bright Eyes Cream mixed with the complimentary serum included in the package.

Did we pique your interest? Watch our unboxing video above to see what it looks like!

Whether it's to advocate a worthy cause or showcase personal style, this month, we're all about making a statement. There are many ways to express yourself, but arguably, one of the most personal and easiest ways to tell the world who you are and what you believe in is through the clothing you wear and how you present yourself. As Miuccia Prada once said, "Fashion is instant language." 

Ahead, the bold fashion and beauty picks that help us make a statement.


Deputy Editor

Loewe Puzzle Bag

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"When it comes to style, my philosophy is to keep it simple — and black. But this month, I'm ready to make a statement with the help of a gorgeous eye candy. I'm adding the Loewe Puzzle Bag to my lust list. It's got this really cool cuboid shape that's fresh but still sleek."


Features Writer and Campaign Executive

Ladurée's Amour De Merveilleuse


"I can't leave the house without spritzing perfume on so I'm always stocking on fragrances. The latest one to catch my fancy is Ladurée's Amour De Merveilleuse. Channelling an innocent yet sensual allure with tuberose as its star, its concoction of citrusy top notes, floral middle notes, and rich base notes make for a unique long-lasting blend that strengthens as the day goes by. Its beautiful bottle also adds to its appeal, branding it as a signature scent in the making — at least in my book."


Features Writer and Community Specialist

Pomelo Pink Sequined Slip Dress

Pomelo Fashion sequin open back cowl neck dress in pink

"It's safe to say that anyone who knows me personally would know that I adore the colour pink. From light baby pink to salmon-like shades, all these are present in my wardrobe. And that's why I was immediately drawn to this pink sequined slip dress from Pomelo. It's in a beautiful pale pink shade that complements my skin tone and has the right amount of glam that showcases my sassy personality."


Features Writer

Sephora Collection Ultra Glow Serum

SGD19/~USD13 (30ml)

"With news about environmental issues plaguing us, I've become more conscious about my lifestyle choices. Though it's not much, I try to lessen my impact by switching to eco-friendly products. It's not easy, especially with much of our necessities still being packaged in plastics. Thankfully, the beauty front is covered with Sephora's first eco-conscious clean skincare line. I'm definitely eyeing their Sephora Collection Ultra Glow Serum to help protect my skin from harsh pollutants and bring out my glow. The serum contains Vitamins C and E derived from natural ingredients and its packaging is made from recyclable plastic, so it's all completely eco-friendly. With products like this, I could go on my beauty routine without guilt and make a statement about my advocacy while I'm at it."


Features Writer

Kat Von D Lolita Por Vida Eyeshadow Palette

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"I'm excited to try the new Kat Von D Lolita Por Vida Eyeshadow Palette that will be available starting tomorrow (10 October). I really love wearing pink eyeshadow looks. This palette has a nice spectrum of rose and plum colours that I think will let me create both neutral everyday looks and more striking eye looks for parties. Not only that, it's vegan and cruelty-free (my two advocacies). It ticks all of the boxes in my book."


Content and Community Executive

Pandora Me Safety Link Bracelet

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"I'm not the type of person who's heavy on accessories, but the newly released Pandora Me had me truly excited, especially the Pandora Me Safety Link Bracelet. I love how you can add multiple charms to it and design your own unique bracelet — perfect for expressing my personality. Plus, I absolutely adore their ambassador for this line, Millie Bobbie Brown, who also happens to be the star of my favourite TV show Stranger Things."


Creative Manager

“As someone with fine and flat hair, I rely heavily on my go-to hair product, the Schwarzkopf OSIS Dust It Mattifying Volume Powder. It helps me add volume and give bounce to my hair which shows off my energetic persona. I can never live without this!"

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