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Belo Essentials is Paraben-Free

by Belo Essentials

Dr. Vicki Belo has famously proclaimed her vision of making the Philippines the most beautiful country in the world, “one person at a time.” True enough, the founder and brains behind the Belo brand has garnered thousands of loyal users who have enjoyed the results from the Belo products they use daily.

Clearly, Belo Essentials is committed to caring for your skin. With products designed specifically for the needs of the modern Filipina, the brand takes skin care seriously, and makes it its responsibility. This, of course, includes keeping all Belo Beauties safe and with carefully and professionally crafted products.

All these go through rigorous tests to pass the Belo Authority’s strict standards, as well as the FDA’s. It is the Belo guarantee that all of its products are safe and dermatologist tested, with no harmful or banned chemicals, making Belo Essentials absolutely paraben-free.

What’s the big deal with parabens?

Parabens were originally used to prohibit bacterial growth in cosmetic products in order to prolong shelf life. They also prevent the growth of molds, fungus, and other microbes. For over 70 years, this has been the most widely used preservative in cosmetics and hygiene products.

Throughout that time, parabens appeared to be harmless, and they seemed to protect both the users and manufacturers. However, recent studies have uncovered a link between the rise of breast cancer and the ubiquity of parabens. These chemicals, which are found many everyday products, have the ability to mimic estrogen, and with continual use, are absorbed through the skin, and potentially lead to cancer. Parabens also leave residue in the heart, lungs, and brain, and have been found in malignant breast cancer tumors.

There is no one study that clearly proves the undeniable threat parabens pose, but the gathering evidence has given consumers reason to be concerned. Some parabens have already been banned by the European Union as well as the Food and Drug Administration, and as such, many manufacturers today opt to use plant-derived preservatives instead.

What does Belo Essentials use?

If you’re worried that your favorite products might be making you sick, don’t worry. There might not be a red flag for all parabens, but the Belo Authority takes zero chances and keeps its products 100% paraben-free. Read on to learn about some of the ingredients that make our products safe and effective:


Glutathione is an antioxidant, a substance that detoxifies cells and aids in the antiaging process. Although it is naturally produced by our bodies, supplementing with Glutathione creams effectively inhibits the production of melanin and lightens dark pigmentation. With regular use, it helps achieve fairer-looking skin.

Kojic Acid

Extracted during the fermentation process of Japanese rice wine and Sake, Kojic Acid is an organic compound that deeply penetrates the skin to prevent the production of melanin.


Gigawhite is a skin brightener that is derived from Alpine plants. It inhibits tyrosinase, the enzyme that produces melanin. As an active ingredient, it evens out skin tone and reduces skin pigmentation.


Arbutin is a gentle skin brightener that is derived from the bearberry plant. It is a tyrosinase inhibitor that prevents the formation of melanin, effectively lightening and brightening your complexion.

Belo Essentials ensures that these ingredients are safe and effective, but Belo Beauties must still take extra precautions to keep their skin healthy. Use sunscreen and stay out of the sun while using any skin lightening products.

Stay safe, stay Belo Beautiful

Don’t worry, Belo Beauties. You’re in good hands! Trust the Belo Authority to make you Belo Beautiful, and keep you that way in the safest, most professional way. It is with great care that the dermatologists at Belo Essentials have crafted their products for your delicate skin.

With products that are guaranteed safe, paraben-free, and dermatologist tested, Dr. Vicki Belo’s dream of turning the Philippines into the most beautiful country in the world is steadily coming true. And since Belo Essentials gives and protects the beauty you deserve, it’s no wonder that #BeautiesLoveBelo!