Beauty Expert Agoo Bengzon Talks Skincare In Your 40s



Ask any beauty addict and enthusiast who they turn to for advice or the latest products/treatments (reviews included) and chances are, Agoo’s name would enter the conversation. The former Beauty Editor of Preview magazine has been in the industry as one of its most reputable figures for almost two decades, yet she doesn’t look a day over thirty-five! Her smooth, porcelain skin with nary a line or wrinkle is the first thing you’ll notice, followed by her smiling eyes, killer fashion sense and kind demeanor. As far as beautiful girls go, she is always generous with advice for her followers. She juggles motherhood, work and being a devoted wife for twenty years strong like it’s a walk in the park, in high heels at that! Proof that women can get it all together with the right attitude, support system and a little gloss to help along the way.

We are thrilled to have the chance to pick her brains for everything beauty-related while she wears her favorite Katre piece, the newly-launched Shirr bag in a dusky grey we call “fossil” that suits her personality to a T.


How old are you? I'm 41, turning 42 in December.

What do you do? I’m a Beauty Expert for Unilever Philippines, Ultherapy Brand Ambassador and Contributor to Bloom, www. BeautyMNL.com's online magazine.

How long have you been in the beauty business?

I started in 2000 when I joined Preview magazine as its Beauty Assistant.

What are your favorite makeup items for the basic face?

Face: Pond's Age Miracle BB Cream or Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation

Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Powder, Milani Prime Perfection Hydrating + Pore-Minimizing Face Primer

Eyes: L'Oréal Brow Artist in Light Brown, K-Palette Long Lasting Brow Liner,

NARS Stylo Eyeliner in Black, Jordana Fabubrow Shape & Set Gel

Lips: NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm, Ever Bilena Advanced Liquid Lipstick




What is your favorite evening makeup look?

I like either dressing up my eyes or going for a really bold lip. For eyes, I try to do a soft smoky look with some dark, slightly shimmer-y hues and black winged liner. For lips, a blue-red is always my go-to color. MAC's Ruby Woo is still the best red!

Top five beauty tips for over 40?

  1. Get enough sleep.
  2. Make sure you have an anti aging regimen and stick to it. Always aim to prevent, not repair.
  3. Drink lots of water.
  4. Invest in a skin care procedure like Ultherapy which you only have to do once a year—the results of which are really noticeable and dramatic after 3 months. As an alternative to Ultherapy, you can also commit to applying your skin care using special massage movements that help with lymphatic drainage—this'll lessen the bloating. 
  5. Limit your time under the sun, ALWAYS wear SPF (yes, even on rainy days because UVA rays or the "aging" rays are still present even when the weather is gloomy).





Producer/Writer ANNE BELLA

Follow @agoo_b on Instagram for your daily dose of beauty news from one of the city’s experts---cameos of her gorgeous cat Alexa included!