About Skin Station

Our Chairman and CEO, FRED C. REYES has been doing research and developing new advanced skin care products for SkinStation, which are now available under the DERMAX Professional brand. He is a multi-awarded cosmetic Chemist. In 2008, he was the recipient of Achievement Award in Industry conferred by the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies, the umbrella group of Chemists associations in the country. The Outstanding Professional Award in Chemistry came next, in 2011, from the government's Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).

DERMAX Professional is the exclusive skin care line of SkinStation. It has established a cult following among the urban sophisticates. “DERMAX uses only the best, the latest, and the safest ingredients at clinical strength, definitely at par with the world’s best. With DERMAX, we have no cost constraint. Our only aim is to delight our customers,” declares Fred Reyes.

We present to you articles written by Fred Reyes himself which appeared in the SKIN SMART column in Manila Bulletin, Lifestyle Section.

Huwebes, Disyembre 18, 2014



Argan Oil is one of the most expensive natural beauty oils, produced exclusively in Morocco. It has been in the spotlight as one of today’s MUST HAVE hair and skin treatments in Hollywood.

Riding the wave of Argan Oil popularity are many products claiming to be pure. Unfortunately, many of these are either fake or adulterated.

How can you tell the pure from the fake? You should check the following:

The Ingredients List. There should be only one ingredient: 100% Argan Oil. No fragrance. No preservative. No parafinum (mineral oil) or any other kind of cheap oil.

The Packaging. Definitely not plastic. Look for glass packaging. Better if clear glass, not amber. This means there’s nothing being hidden.

The Scent. Argan Oil has a mild characteristic nutty scent. The scent will disappear in a few minutes after application, as Argan Oil is absorbed rapidly. Be suspicious of odorless or scented Argan Oil.

The Color. Argan Oil has light golden yellow color. If it is too light, it is most likely adulterated with other oils. If it is too dark, it’s not cold pressed. The Argan nuts may have been roasted for faster processing. This will result in loss of vitamins, essential fatty acids and other nutrients.

The Price. Argan Oil is not cheap. It requires 100 kilograms of raw nuts to produce a liter, and this is done the traditional way by Berber women. Don’t be fooled by low priced offers. Be wary also of pricey brands in fancy packaging.

To ensure that we are giving only the best to our customers, we imported our PURE BLISS Argan Oil direct from Morocco, complete with ECOCERT certification. The PURE BLISS brand is your guarantee that you are getting genuine, 100% pure organic Argan Oil. PURE BLISS is available exclusively in all SkinStation and DERMAX branches.

This column was published in the Manila Bulletin Lifestyle Section on December 22, 2014. The author is the CEO of SkinStation. He received the 2011 Outstanding Chemist Award from Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) for his achievements in the field of cosmetic chemistry. Skin Smart aims to clarify facts and myths on skin care. Send your questions and comments to info@skinstation.ph.   

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