Frequently Asked Questions

Ever heard of pili and elemi oil? PILI ANI is the first and only company in the world that offers beauty and wellness products using oils—pili oil from the fruit and elemi oil from the sap from the bark—of the pili tree. We are a natural, clean-and-green holistic brand that aims to bring you an enhanced experience of skin care, beauty, and wellness.

PILI ANI’s founders began research and product development in 2012. After four years of diligent work, PILI ANI was officially launched in the Philippines in 2016 and then in the U.S. one year later.

Our active ingredients are rare and unique. For example, our farmers need to gather 1,500 to 3,500 pili fruits to produce one liter of pili oil. Moreover, PILI ANI follows sustainable tapping methods, which means that a pili tree can only be tapped for elemi oil once every five to six years.

Our other ingredients are sourced all over the world and tested meticulously to adhere to the highest standards. Before our products hit the shelves, we ensure that everything has gone through proper trials and clinical studies for skin care.

Pili oil is rich in essential fatty acids—both oleic and linoleic—and flavonoids. Its antioxidant contents such as tocopherols and beta carotene help protect the skin against the damaging effects of environmental pollutants. Aside from its anti-inflammatory benefits, which help relieve acne redness, pili oil is also absorbed by the skin quickly, boosting its conditioning and moisturizing qualities.

No other brand utilizes the potential of the two pili tree oils quite like PILI ANI. The pili tree is indigenous to the Philippines and is largely found in one small region. Pili oil, which is extracted from the pulp of the fruit, is laden with antioxidants and has intense moisturizing properties.

There is a certain checklist we follow when we’re looking for a skincare product. Elemi oil essentially ticks off everything on that list. Scientific studies have shown that elemi oil is beneficial in preventing and managing signs of aging, making skin firmer, stronger, and tighter-looking with every use.

What’s more, elemi oil has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties, and is known to balance skin oils, and reduce oiliness while giving off a relaxing aroma. Take that, acne!

Our product line is divided into three categories: Skin Care, Bath & Body, and Wellness.

  • Skincare products include daily beauty essentials such as gentle cleansers, cleansing oils, toners, setting mists and masks.
  • Wellness includes pure essential oil blends in singles and in gift sets, and alco-sanitizers.
  • Bath & Body includes hand & body lotions, and anti-bacterial hand soap.

Yes, we endeavor to avoid any harmful ingredients found in the “dirty list.”

Yes, all our products strictly practice cruelty-free protocols.

We do not claim that all our products are hypoallergenic, however, our facial creams, facial oils, toner, facial cleanser, hydrating mist, and lotions are certified hypoallergenic. Harmful chemicals are not used in any of our formulations and we make it a point to use only natural ingredients. If you have sensitive skin or are prone to allergies, we recommend doing a patch test before using our products.

PILI ANI doesn’t use the pili nut directly—only the oil from the pulp of the pili fruit. However, if you have nut allergies, it’s always better to side with caution. We recommend doing a patch test before using our products.

These allergens, such as limonene, linalool, citral, citronellal, geraniol, and et cetera, may be found in our fragrances and essential oils. However, when we incorporate fragrances into our products, we make sure that the fragrances are hypoallergenic by using only a minimal amount that will barely trigger a reaction.

In any case, when in doubt, we highly recommend doing a patch test before using our products.

Our pili trees grow in the wild and are not cultivated. However, technically speaking, we have yet to secure our certifications from OCs or organic certifiers. We’re on to it, though!

Our oils in general do not have an expiration date and may be used six to eight months after the mandatory expiry date. However, we’re talking oil not wine. We can no longer ensure the best quality and efficacy past the posted best-before date.

All our products are FDA and USFDA approved.

Yes, our products are generally safe for pregnant women. However, if you’re keen on essential oils, you might want to do some reading and research on your own. There are conflicting studies on the safety of essential oils for pregnant women. Talk it over with your OB/GYN.

PILI ANI’s essential oil blends are formulated using pure essential oils. However, oils such as eucalyptus, peppermint, wintergreen should never be used on or around infants and children. Consult with your healthcare provider before applying essential oils on kids.

SLS stands for sodium lauryl sulfate, a widely used surfactant for soap, shampoo, and other cosmetic and household cleaning products. It is a well-known skin irritant and may trigger allergic reactions, dermatitis, and dryness. We can proudly say that our products are SLS-free!

Of course! Pili and elemi oils can do so much for your acne-prone skin. We recommend using our Purifying Toner, Gentle Facial Cleanser, and Hydrating Mist. These skincare essentials are formulated with elemi oil, which not only reduces inflammation, it is also a potent antibacterial ingredient. We also have Ageless Concentrate, which is a perfect moisturizing and anti-pollution product that helps balance, rejuvenate, and protect the skin from external elements.

Add the Deep Detox Volcanic Mask into your new skincare routine as well. The patented combination of pili and elemi oils is reinforced with ashes from the Mayon Volcano. Bentonite clay or volcanic ash has anti-acne properties which work well with our oils’ unique firming and smoothing effect.

Based on clinical tests conducted in a U.S. laboratory, visible results can manifest in a matter of two weeks. However, other PILI ANI users have seen results in a shorter period. Just remember to be diligent with your skin care! Don’t skip!

Our Essential Oil Blends come in a ready-to-use, no mess roller ball application. There's no need for a humidifier.

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Orders can be coursed through www.piliani.com.ph, BeautyMNL.com, Lazada, and Shopee. For our complete list of stockists and store locations, refer to the list below:

Store Address City
Pili Ani Ayala Malls Manila Bay Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Diosdado Macapagal Blvd, cor Aseana Ave. Paranaque City
Pili Ani Power Plant Mall Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Drive Makati City
Kultura Filipino Makati 2nd Level, SM Makati, Palm Dr, Makati
Kultura Filipino Mall of Asia Ground Floor, Main Mall, SM Mall Of Asia, J.W. Diokno Blvd Pasay
Kultura Filipino Bay City 2nd Level SM Mall of Asia SM Mall of Asia Complex Bay City Pasay
Kultura Filipino Megamall UG/F SM Megamall, Building A Unit 121 B, Ortigas Pasig
Kultura Filipino Podium 3rd Level The Podium, 12 ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong
Kultura Filipino North EDSA   Quezon City
Kultura Filipino Aura SM Aura, McKinley Parkway cor. 26th St., Fort Bonifacio Taguig City
Go Lokal! Robinsons Place Manila, Pedro Gil St, Ermita Manila
Rustan’s Our Very Own Makati Rustan’s Department Store, Ayala Ave, Ayala Center Makati
Rustan’s Our Very Own Shangri-la Rustan’s Department Store, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City
Rustan’s Our Very Own Gateway Rustan’s Department Store, Gateway Tower, Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao Quezon City
Beauty Bar Greenbelt 5 2/F Gb Mall Greenbelt, Ayala Center, Makati City
Beauty Bar Power Plant Level 2 Powerplant Bldg. Makati City
Beauty Bar Bonifacio High Street Central Square 3/F SSI Building, B7, Bonifacio Global City Taguig City
Beauty Bar Trinoma Mall Level M3 Trinoma, EDSA cor. North Ave., Bagong Pag-asa Quezon City
Beauty Bar Shangri-la Plaza No.323 3rd Level Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City
The Landmark Makati 6751 Makati Ave, Ayala Center Makati
The Landmark Trinoma Trinoma Mall, EDSA corner, 173 Epifanio de los Santos Ave Quezon City
Chimes Second Floor, Abreeza Mall, Store No. 2012, J.P. Laurel Avenue, Bajada, Davao Del Sur, Davao City
Lanai Manila C-4 The Alley at Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Ave Makati

We currently do not have resellers, but it’s an option we can explore. Message our team at [email protected] and we’ll reach out to you.

Our products are definitely designed to be complementary to each other. If you’re trying Ageless Concentrate for the first time, our recommendation is to give your current moisturizer or facial oil a break so you can see the full effect of our beauty serum and to avoid any reaction. We also suggest doing a patch test under your jaw before using the product.