In the southern part of the Philippines’ largest island lies a vast region called Bicol. Its natural allure is graced by beautiful beaches, virgin forests and breathtaking waterfalls.
Yet it is also a land ravaged by nature. Typhoons constantly batter its landscape while a highly active volcano rumbles in the background. This constant pummeling from nature’s forces has kept Bicol’s mountainsides lush and fertile.
Within this verdant place grow the pili trees. How the secrets of this endemic species were developed began with one woman’s curiosity and desire to advance sustainable farming in the Philippines.
Rosalina Tan—a staunch advocate of organic agriculture—chanced upon the pili tree oils when she visited the Bicol region. Although locals had been harvesting and eating the trees’ nuts for years, the pili tree oils remained untapped. Rosalina ventured to learn about the undiscovered uses of the oils; and with the help of chemists and experts, found that the oils possess unmatched skin nourishing and moisturizing properties.
Pili Ani’s exclusive collection of creams, serums and oil are made with pili tree oils and plant-based ingredients designed to revitalize skin and defy skin aging.
CLEAN AND SUSTAINABLE
Our ingredients are pure and toxin-free – sourced only from places that grow plants without chemicals or pesticides. Pili trees grow within their natural seasonal cycles, and their oils are harvested and processed with scientific and sustainable methods.
BEAUTY WITH A PURPOSE
We go beyond creating products that result to beautiful skin. We are committed to protecting the forests that serve as home to pili trees. By continuing to educate local farmers on sustainable farming practices, we try to do our part in ensuring that pili trees continue to thrive organically.
With each purchase of Pili Ani products, five percent of the proceeds go towards providing scholarships and training to more of our local farmers.