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Where or How can i avail of Philippine or asian/ whitening beauty products here in USA?

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Also check ebay.  But like said .. don't expect to find much.


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15 minutes ago, Successful Pinky said:

Oh my.. i'm really having a hard time with these stuff.. thank you to your replies.. 

Don't be surprised if you find people loving dark skin here. That was one thing that amazes my asawa who used the whitening cream in the Philippines. She hasn't touched it since she came here in 2012 because darker skin is loved here. 

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1 hour ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

Don't be surprised if you find people loving dark skin here. That was one thing that amazes my asawa who used the whitening cream in the Philippines. She hasn't touched it since she came here in 2012 because darker skin is loved here. 

I will second this too, my wife was also distraught about being dark but changed her opinion after literally hundreds of compliments on her complexion. Enjoy your heritage, us kano adore it


 

 

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12 minutes ago, Randyandyuni said:

I will second this too, my wife was also distraught about being dark but changed her opinion after literally hundreds of compliments on her complexion. Enjoy your heritage, us kano adore it

My wife is usually pretty dark in the sun so she just tries to cover up as much as possible out in the sun. The only person I have seen completely covered while at the beach underneath the umbrella outside of the middle east.

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1 minute ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

My wife is usually pretty dark in the sun so she just tries to cover up as much as possible out in the sun. The only person I have seen completely covered while at the beach underneath the umbrella outside of the middle east.

My wife has a collection of long sleeve rash guards with matching bpardshort length bottoms to match, personally, I like the Morena look, she has a less PC term for it. When home in the Philippines after about 3-4 days she forgets and is pretty quickly dark


 

 

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People in Philippines can't believe it when I tell them that there are tanning booths here in the US where people actually pay money to be darker...


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As a USC I always wonder why there is so much spent on whitening products there.  I have convinced my wife and I am working on my 15 year old step daughter that we truly prefer the darker asian skin that they have now.  That is an excellent point about the tanning booths.  My unofficial guess is Americans spend as much or more on becoming darker than Filipinos spend on becoming lighter.


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On ‎10‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 12:10 AM, Successful Pinky said:

Hello.. 

Where can i buy Philippine or asian beauty products here in USA? Like avon Ph products, or Nivea whitening etc.? 

Although there's avon and nivea here.. products are not the same with those i am already using which my skin is used to. Thank you

I just did a quick search on Amazon for whitening cream and I found a fair amount of stuff. 

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perhaps institute a reverse Balakbayan box approach ... chocolate, canned goods and clothes to Philippines, whitening agents, Ubi and Magic Sarap to U.S.


 

 

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Amazon, I think. I never buy any sort of lightening products.

 

Also check out your local Asian markets.

 

 


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On 10/28/2018 at 3:56 PM, Cyberfx1024 said:

Don't be surprised if you find people loving dark skin here. That was one thing that amazes my asawa who used the whitening cream in the Philippines. She hasn't touched it since she came here in 2012 because darker skin is loved here. 

And the powder...Good Lord....)))


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