All Natural Line

Philippine Power Botanicals:

An Introduction

The DE MOI® skincare range expertly combines state-of-the-art skincare technology exemplified by Swiss formulated Alpha Arbutin – the world’s most advanced anti-aging ingredient – with the time-tested power of Philippine botanicals.


Why Philippine botanicals?

One of the most fertile geographies in the world located on the Ring of Fire, the Philippines are rich in volcanic soil. The island country is uniquely surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea breeze. This creates a high biodiversity with thousands of indigenous plant species with therapeutic and cosmetic benefits.


Generations of experience come together for the cultivation of those powerful botanicals. The Philippines have one of the richest and one of the oldest folklore on the use of medicinal herbs and plants, comparable only to India’s Ayurveda. Herbalists known as Herbolarios existed even before the pre-Hispanic times, a testament to the power of Philippine Botanicals.


The cultivation is rooted in the territories of origin, contributing to the economic and social wellbeing of the growing areas.



PAPAIN is the world’s most widely used protease enzyme in cosmetics and personal care abundantly provided by the Philippine Papaya. It exfoliates and brightens skin and has one of the highest contents of antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E.


Papain enzyme magically restores the even-toned look of your skin by accelerating the shedding of dead skin cells.


It reverses skin-ageing owing to its skin repairing, exfoliating and hydrating action. Few hypothesis supports it has direct anti-aging action as well.


Papain enzyme reduces wrinkles by modulating the collagen and elastic fibers in the dermis.


Philippine Papain Enzyme is used in this DE MOI product:



GUAVA is the richest in vitamin C amongst the Philippine botanicals. It fights free radicals and aging processes. Its properties are anti-fungal, antimicrobial and astringent.


The Guava leaves have antioxidant properties that protect the skin from ageing, as well as improving skin tone and texture. Guava has a skin tightening effect.


The Guava vagina steambath is an ancient practice by people in the local villages after birth remedy used to help accelerate the healing of the vagina wounds and the tightening of muscles.


Philippine Guava Leaf Extract is used in this DE MOI product:



SINGKAMAS/ BENGKOANG /PHILIPPINE TURNIP has one of the highest water contents among the Philippine botanicals. Its superpower is deep hydration, clarifying and skin lightening properties. It also has powerful flavonoids for cell nutrition and microbial defense.


Singkamas/Bengkoang is one of the fruits most commonly used as a herbal beauty treatment for skin brightening in the Philippines., especially facial skin.


Singakamas is a crop that is very powerful to prevent and combat premature aging because of its high concentrations of vitamin C.


Singkamas also was known as ‘cold powder’, since its properties refresh and relax stressed skin.


Philippine White Turnip (Singkamas) is used in this DE MOI product:



ALOE VERA is well-known for its naturally moisturizing, and subsequently healing properties, and the usage for the soothing of sunburned skin.


Some research has shown that aloin, a compound found in the aloe plant, has anti-inflammatory properties that aid in the healing process of the skin.


Aloe is also packed with antioxidants and in particular an antioxidant protein called metallothionein has a protective effect on skin that has been exposed to UV rays and damaged.


A study found that topical application of Aloe Vera can directly prevent hyperpigmented skin from producing more melanin, the pigment that, when overproduced, causes the formation of dark spots.


Philippine Aloe Vera Extract is used in this DE MOI® product: