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
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.


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.


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.


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.


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…)

Thiocell: Not Your Ordinary Glutathione Supplement

I’ve tried a few Glutathione Supplement brand since it started to gain buzz in the market a few years back. While most people are shooting for its whitening effect, I was out for its liver cleansing function when I was regularly taking some medication. I got to try Thiocell back in 2013 and I haven’t tried another brand since.


Thiocell is the first and only glutathione supplement in lozenge form, formulated to give whiter, brighter and more radiant skin.

Wanting to have fairer and brighter complexion must have something to do with our country’s history of being colonized by foreigners. Our standard for beauty has since become predominantly that of fairer skin. This explains why Filipinas use beauty products and take oral supplements for whitening. But the thing is not all glutathione products are created equal. A lot  simply don’t deliver as dramatically as they promise.

Proven to be the more superior product in the market, Thiocell is the firstand only oral glutathione in lozenge form. It is clinically proven to reduce pigmentation and achieve healthier, brighter and more beautiful skin in as early as 2 weeks.

Dermatologists for Thiocell

The history of innovation (more…)

How To Choose The Best Daily Cream For Your Skin Type

As we all know, there are five different skin types, which all need different types of products. It is dry, normal, oily, sensitive, and combination skin types. It all have specific problems, which might be hard for some girls to handle if they don‘t know how to do it. Other problems with skin come then you are looking for the best daily moisturizing cream. If you choose the wrong one, it might work an opposite of good for you. So better get to this article now and learn how to choose the best cream for everyday use, which will complement your skin type perfectly.

Dry Skin

If your skin is often itchy, red, flaky, or generally tight, then you definitely have a dry type of skin. That means you need the best and the strongest moisturizers which will make a nice balance for your skin. So purchase yourself a product, which is full of various oils. It will soothe and revive your skin just after a few uses. Also, you can try oil-based moisturizers that contain propylene glycol or urea, which will help you keep skin moist. For excessive dryness, look for heavier, creamy moisturizers too. (more…)

#FreeInMySkin Movement and the new Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy line

I cannot anymore remember how long I’ve been using Physiogel. But it has remained to be a staple in my lavatory counter for as long as I can remember. As opposed to a lot of skin care brand that I’ve used, this is the one and only product that I don’t need to have a break from. Truth be told, our skin gets immune to the beauty products we use over time. That’s just the way it is. It will be easy to spot even as one will notice that the product do not anymore deliver like it used to. That usually is a sign for me to take a break from using it, and resume in a month or so. This is necessary to keep the product working effectively on your skin. Otherwise, it essentially translates to money down the drain. With Physiogel, I can go on using this product and find that it delivers every single time. No break needed, thank you. I super love Physiogel.

Last night, I got to witness the launch of Physiogel’s #FreeInMySkin Movement. I support Physiogel in their campaign to empower Filipnas in  discovering their full potential. Although I’d have to mention that we should never place our significance in how the world will choose to label us, as confidence should always come from within. But getting the word out that a superb skin product like Physiogel actually exists can have a considerable impact on women who have to deal with dry and sensitive skin. I’d have to thank my genes that I never had to deal with sensitive skin, but I know of a handful of women who do and it’s not easy.

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Try Something Different for Your Skin

When people hear about cleansing the skin with oil for the first time, a blaring alarm goes off. People have traditionally been taught to think that oil is bad. They think that oil equals blackheads, pustules and other forms of acne. People have been taught that they must completely rid their skin of all traces of oil in order to have clear skin. However, if people look at the amount of products they have used on their skin over the years, they will quickly observe that all these products that were designed to rid the face of oil did very little to clear their skin. In fact, these products have exacerbated the effects of wrinkles, comedones, uneven skin tone and acne.



Back at the @SkinHouseBeauty for my GentleMax Underarm Laser Hair Removal Treatment

During my first visit to the Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic last January, the clinic’s very friendly nurse Tricia, who took care of me during both of my visits, briefed me what laser hair removal was all about.  She said that it doesn’t look like I have a need yet for skin tightening. I chose the preventive laser skin tightening still plainly because I was plenty hesitant to have photos of my pits go rounding up in the worldwide web. Not that I stand a chance of overriding Madonna and her infamous armpit Instagram post that  recently gone viral. Haha!

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Before and After Underarm Laser Hair Removal

A-ha! Not my pits right there just yet. Above image is courtesy of Syneron Candela, the maker of the GentleMax Pro machine that was used on me. Unlike other laser hair removal machines, GentleMax Pro has a patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) that provides consistent, epidermal cooling and unparalleled comfort for the patients. GentleMax Pro is FDA approved for permanent hair reduction.

Benefits of Underarm Laser Hair Removal:

  • Hair removal
  • Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB)
  • Skin tightening and wrinkle reduction

In all honesty, what totally sold me to get this Underarm Laser Hair Removal finally done after much self-deliberation, is my underarm’s susceptibility towards developing “folliculitis,” aside from the obvious of not having to shave anymore.  The folliculitis occurrence got so bad that the doctor I saw some few years back advised not just against plucking and waxing but shaving altogether! Yikes! Now, I never dreamed of pulling off a Madonna-pits stunt any day. When Tricia mentioned that the UA Laser Hair Removal is able to address this issue, I didn’t need any more convincing.  And regarding that doctor’s advice, nope, I don’t always follow doctor’s orders. Haha! But I had to forego plucking and waxing, which last longer than shaving. Inconvenient really, but I really have got not much of a choice…

GentleYag Underarm Laser Removal

 ..until I finally plunged to have the Underarm Laser Hair Removal done two weeks ago! Sweet! 🙂

Underarm Laser Hair Removal ice bag on pits.jpgA few minutes before the laser hair removal procedure, I had ice bags pressed against my pits to kind of give a numb feel. (more…)

The Benefits of Skin Care Products

The best and most useful kind of beauty products you can invest in is a good skin care regime. Skin products provide a multitude of benefits that many people may not even be aware of, and it’s never too late to start taking good care of your skin.

Better Texture

Using a daily skin cream provides the added moisture needed to replace that which is lost each day due to various reasons. Particularly in the winter time when dry heat can strip skin of moisture, you’ll want to be sure to use a moisturizer at least once each day.

Firmer Skin

As we age, our skin begins to sag and become less firm or taut. A good anti-aging skin care regime can help fight the signs of aging such as sagging by adding much-needed proteins to your skin.


@ProactivWorks Skin Care Advisor Program

Can I just say I am impressed with Proactiv as they recently launched their Skin Care Advisor program? I called their Trinoma shop and was able to speak with Jean, their in-house Skin Care Advisor. I had a question I needed answered with the recent cystic acne that developed in my right cheek. For some reason it embedded itself and did not come out with the acne that was on the surface. She answered every single question I had and I am delighted to be given practical answer to my concern.
Proactiv’s Skin Care Advisor program was recently launched with the goal to give the best information to Proactiv customers. I am not surprised that Jean knew exactly how to answer my concerns because apparently Proactiv’s Skin Care Advisors are not like your ordinary sales representative. They are trained and have undergone the same training module created by Doctors Rodan and Fields. Even if I only called to ask about my acne concern, I was met with a pleasant tone and in a very accommodating manner.