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Gloww Collagen Capsule and Collagen Powdered Drink Review

Gloww Collagen Drink

My first encounter with Gloww was in 2012. I was pretty impressed how my skin stayed fair despite the summer trotting I did with my family back then – including a week long tour along the streets (and river – Mekong) of Vietnam and Cambodia. I was almost sure that I was going to be a notch darker since the heat of Manila was considerably more forgiving than that of Cambodia’s! Truth be told, I would’ve stayed in the hotel if it were up to me. I loved that I stayed just as fair! 🙂

Gloww Capsules

Five years since, and I am getting reacquainted with Gloww Collagen Capsules.

Gloww helps feed skin’s CLBT. CLBT being Color, Luminosity, Brightness and Transparency. Its one of a kind SKHN (Skin, Health and Nutrient) Complex reinforces collagen, detoxifies your skin, upgrades blood dissemination, shields it from unsafe UV beams and free radicals.

Gloww Capsules include these following natural ingredients: Marine Protein, Horsetail Extract ,Lycopene, Green Tea Extract, Lemon Bioflavonoids, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Vitamin C , Grape Seed Extract, Natural Betacarotene, Pine Bark Extract,Vitamin E.

Recommended dosage is 2 capsules per day for two months, and 1 capsule per day after two months.

Gloww Collagen after 2 months of use

Gloww Collagen Capsules retails for P960 per box, with 30 capsules.

Gloww Collagen Powdered Drink

When a product is already good, and am pretty satisfied in its overall benefits, I don’t exactly expect for it to go another extra mile by coming up with yet another awesome product. But this is exactly what Gloww has done and I cannot be more thrilled!  🙂

Gloww collagen drink

I initially wondered what the difference is from my old favorite Gloww capsules. Apparently, Gloww Collagen is powered by  Verisol. Verisol is a product of advanced German technology that makes the collagen more bioavailable as it is absorbed by the gut, and allows for the repair of damaged skin to be more efficient. The efficient absorption helps the skin to get the most out of your collagen.

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After around two months of taking Gloww Collagen Capsules and Gloww Collagen Drink

My skin is noticeably more supple. I don’t need to slather on as much moisturizer as I used to. I’m 40 and I was wearing very light make up in this photo. Of course, I wouldn’t get caught without my brows, but on the face, no primer, just a regular BB cream (which explains the shine haha!) and lipstick. 🙂

Although I did mention that I remained fair with the constant taking of Gloww supplement, I have long corrected in my mind the misconception that it is a whitening agent. It actually is not, the skin remains fair essentially because of the detoxification action of the chemical breakdown of all the ingredients combined. It helps keep the skin sustain its youthful glow.

Gloww Collagen Drink

The recommended dosage for Gloww Collagen is 1 sachet per day. This food supplement is sold for P90 per sachet or P2,700 per box of 30 sachets.

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Gloww Collagen Powdered Drink Ingredients include: Collagen hydrolysate (Verisol), mixed fruit dry flavour, citric acide anhydrous, sucralose and carmine (coloring agent)


Another undeniable and pleasant side effect of Gloww Collagen on me is the non-incidence of dry eyes. I’m not surprised, actually. Since I’ve learned that collagen helps lubricate joints and eye tissues, resulting to dry eyes prevention. “Dry eyes” has been an incessant problem that has bugged me for some years now. My years of freelancing and virtual assistant tasks have taken their toll on my poor eyes. I love that I no longer have to deal with it for as long as I’m taking my Gloww Collagen supplement.

Based on studies, after two months of continued use of Gloww Collagen, the following effects are observed:

  • Improved skin elasticity
  • Improved skin moisture
  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Even after a 4week washout phase, effects are still evident.

Gloww Collagen is also BFAD approved, which for me, is a non-negotiable when I’m looking into a long-term supplement. I’ve been won over by the product from 2012, and I am even more pleased with Gloww  now that it comes in this delightfully-flavored powdered drink.

Avon introduces the Newest Skin Breakthrough, Anew Ultimate in Celebration of the Women’s Month

Avon Ultimate the ulitmate skincare for signs of aging

In celebration of the Women’s Month, Avon introduces Anew Ultimate: the newest skin breakthrough to fight the 10 signs of aging.

Avon follows through its commitment to provide women with effective beauty products and champion causes that matter to them.

Avon joins women in commemorating International Women’s Month, as it introduced Anew Ultimate, its latest and revolutionary skincare product to battle against one of women’s dreaded foes: aging. Anew Ultimate is made potent with the exclusive Luxe Masterkey Complex, this new line promises to revitalize aging skin by targeting 10 signs of skin aging within 10 days of use.

Anew Ultimate

Skin Aging

Skin aging is one of the most nagging concerns that women everywhere have to live through. Several uncontrollable factors – from exposure to UV rays to diet choices – can take its toll on the skin, resulting to dryness, unwanted wrinkles, uneven tone, poor texture and color, and sagging. After stringent studies by the Avon Skin Care Institute, Anew Ultimate was created to help women combat these skin concerns.

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Happy 10th, Kojiesan!

Kikay Corner recently celebrated with Kojiesan their 10th year in the skin lightening industry.

Kojiesan’s manufacturer, Beauty Elements Venture’s Inc. (BEVI)’s success story is a witness to its owner’s determination. They started out with a few dozen orders and to its current millions of bars sold, the soap has been a favorite among the Filipino household. It started making waves locally and like every good news, it was bound to break out. Kojiesan is now known all across the globe.

Happy 10th, @KojieSanPH! 👒 #BringYourSkinToLight with #KojieSan ❤ #FirstTierBrands

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BEVI started in a humble office in a residential area of Makati. Now, the company operates from an entire building. It also owns 6 hectares of manufacturing facilities in San Pablo, Laguna, providing employment to more than 500 employees.

BEVI is the first to introduce kojic acid soap in the Philippine market, initially as a supplier to dermatologists, who prescribed it to patients with skin pigmentation and darkening problems. Realizing its potential, BEVI launched the original kojic acid soap formulated the traditional Japanese way and made it even better by adding high-grade virgin coconut oil into the mix.

I love success stories like this, they create a foreground for people like us to never stop striving to reach for our dreams. My first encounter with Kojiesan was when I learned from our helper some 6 years back that it was the brand of soap that she used. I had to ask because the transition from dull skin to a bright and flawless one was amazing. Yes, it was inevitable for me to stock up on it myself. 🙂

Kojiesan Products

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Diana Stalder Laser Treatment for Sunspots and Spider Veins Review

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Beauty Treatment Review: Diana Stalder Laser Treatment for sun spots and spider veins.

Sun spot, age spot, melasma, however it gets called, it has the makings of us being self-conscious or just plain annoyed. I honestly switch from former to the latter. Who wants a blotchy skin anyway?!

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Diana Stalder, 5/F Megamall Building A

Finally took that step to get my sunspots taken cared of at Diana Stalder in Megamall towards the end of June.

Diana Stalder in house dermatologist consult Dr. Anne Capistrano

Consult with Diana Stalder in-house Dermatologist, Dra. Anne Capistrano

Skin Consultation

As soon as Dra. Anne took note of my sun spot skin concern, she headed on towards a series of questions on my lifestyle. Mainly pertaining to the frequency of sun exposure in my daily grind. I later appreciated how thorough she was before she jumped right on to a solution. I had a few options, one of which is chemical peeling, which provides the fastest result. But because I had a client call happening the next couple of days, there was no way it was feasible, since chemical peel will mean that I’m to visibly peel and I have to practically stay indoors and stay out of the sun. I’ve done this years ago and I know what it’s like. That takes it out of the question. After some deliberations, we agreed on laser treatment for my sun spots with TyRo White line to support the treatment. (more…)

Health and Beauty Benefits of HyC150 Collagen Supplement

What’s in the HyC150 collagen drink and how will it benefit our body and promote anti-aging?

Early this week, I, together with fellow lifestyle bloggers, trooped to Oracle Beauty Clinic, to check out the posh beauty place and know more about HyC150, the much talked about Collagen Drink from Japan and other health and beauty supplement products by its maker, FINE Japan Co. Ltd.

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Etiquette Rose, HyC150, Turmeric Extract Powder and Ginger Black Tea are distributed by FINE Japan Co. Ltd.

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#HealWithVaseline this Summer: Vaseline Instant Fair Lotion and Deep Restore Lotion

The summer heat has gone beyond unbearable these past days. Unbearable enough that I was under the weather the week after my son was. Tandem it with one of summer’s most common diseases, sore eyes, and I just about welcomed myself into misery land. But as I am feeling better today, I’m more than ever convinced that we should be more vigilant in making sure our bodies are well hydrated, especially this summer.

Heal with Vaseline

That said, did you know that this wild summer heat has the makings of dehydrating your skin? I know this all too well since my cracked lips are such give away.  As our skin is exposed to factors that can damage and dry it out. From hot showers, air-conditioned rooms, to the heat and pollution during one’s daily commute, skin is stripped off of its natural hydration and moisture. Check out the difference between leaves with and and without Vaseline. That’s pretty much the case for my lip when I fail to dab Vaseline Petroleum Jelly on it – one touch and it’s likely to crack.

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Vaseline 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly

This tub of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly did not merely protect my lips but it has practically healed my cracked lips. No more achy and bruised lips from all the cracks. We all know how lips tend to crack when we are sick, so this has been my go-to-tub since I got the flu. (more…)

Alex Gonzaga live on Mellow 94.7

TV show host, actress and bubbly girl Alex Gonzaga was recently live on Mellow 94.7 FM station to endorse Proactiv, a top skin care product. Alex is Proactiv’s first Filipina face and have been a loyal Proactiv user.

Being her usual vibrant self, Alex impressed the radio station hosts with her candor and trademark wit, which essentially made her one of the most sought after top TV hosts in the country today. Coming from her very own Proactiv experience, Alex shared beauty tips that are instrumental to her having such flawless complexion. Proactiv’s 3-Step routine:

Step 1: Renewing Cleanser, an oil-free medicated exfoliating cleanser that kills acne-causing bacteria with benzoyl
peroxide.
Step 2: Revitalizing Toner, a refreshing, alcohol-free toner that refines and purifies pores, with Glycolic Acid that exfoliates dead skin cells to help keep pores unplugged.
Step 3: Repairing Treatment, a feather-light, invisible medicated treatment that kills acne-causing bacteria preventing zits and acne.

Proactiv Solution comes in 30-Day kit, retails for P2,495 and 60-Day kit, which retails for 3,995, and are available at all Watsons nationwide.

Diode Laser Undeararm Hair Removal by Allura #AlluraBody #BodyGoals

After receiving quite a number of inquiries on how my underarm laser hair removal I had in 2014 progressed, I finally gave laser removal a go again after a couple of years. As I mentioned in an article published a few months after I stopped midway through the treatment, my pits started to darken. If there’s anything about my underarms, they are chubby but not dark. The darkening phase kinda shocked me and I decided to quit the laser hair removal procedure altogether.

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Two years down the road, I’m taking this laser hair removal road once again and it’s the Diode Laser Treatment this time via Allura Body Contour and Slimming Center.

I know better than to preempt any conclusion. But it’s a couple of days since my second treatment and no darkening! The procedure I went through in 2014, darkening happened on my second visit. I’m going to make sure to share my progress as I go along and am plenty hopeful this time that I will be able to graduate through the suggested 10 session treatment course.

Diode Laser Hair Removal

First off, what is Diode Laser Hair Removal? Here’s what I’ve learned about this laser removal treatment, so far.

Diode Laser Hair Removal

  • Diode Laser Hair Removal is the GOLD STANDARD for light brown (type III) to fair (type II) skin tone.
  • Laser hair removal is the process of removing unwanted hair by means of exposure to pulses of laser light that destroy the hair follicle.
  • To achieve permanent hair reduction, several sessions are needed. The number of sessions depends on the area of the body being treated.
  • The diode laser produces a light in the 800 nanometer range which specifically seeks the pigment in dark hair and does not affect surrounding tissues.

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Pond’s Institute Opens in Manila #PondsInstitute #TheSkinExpert

Beauty and science finally meet this 2016 as the Pond’s Institute opens its doors in Manila.

Strategically located at the heart of Bonifacio Global City, the Pond’s Institute offers a slew of services that cater to every Filipina’s skin care needs. Upon entering the institute, women can find out their particular skin concerns through the Skin Analyzer. With the results of the test, they can get a customized skincare regimen from Pond’s Beauty Advisers. What’s more—the Pond’s Institute offers free dermatologist consultations every Saturday.

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From Tokyo, Madrid, New York, and Shanghai, the No. 1 face care brand in the Philippines brings its breakthrough and personalized skincare solutions for every Filipina to future-proof her skin. A global network of 700 researchers and scientists, the Pond’s Institute has developed over 200 patented skincare innovations for women around the world.

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Every day, our skin faces innumerable pollutants brought about by urbanization—from dangerous nanoparticles that are 20 times smaller than pores and easily infiltrate the layers of our skin, to increased UV exposure by up to 85% through electronic devices, and oxidative damage that causes skin to degenerate; our skin has been taking a beating, and the effects are taking a toll on our complexion. (more…)