Tag Archive: anti-aging

#KissAgingGoodbye with Watsons

Watsons summons all to Kiss Aging Goodbye through their latest anti-aging campaign.


Aging is inevitable, true. But with all the latest in product innovations, I’m all for delaying it for as long as possible. Because of free radicals that come with today’s lifestyle, the signs of aging are more pronounced than they were decades ago. Truth be told, fine lines come as early as 20s. (more…)

Nature Republic: The New (Korean) Make Up, Skin Care Brand in Town

Nature Republic

As my readers would have noticed by now, my preference, when it comes to skin care brands, are always towards the natural ones. I have used a few Korean brands to date but Nature Republic is by far, my favorite from the bunch. It is also considered one of the Korea’s fastest growing skin care and cosmetic brands.

Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel

What I truly love about Nature Republic is that they are known for using only the best natural ingredients sourced from all over the world. This brand employs the latest technology to come up with the finest products unsurpassed by others.

Nature Republic Aqua Max Moisture

One of Nature Republic’s pride is the Super Aqua Max Line. This line is composed of super hydrating gel type creams formulated with seaweed extract and Sapporo water from Japan. The oily skin formula contains 30 kinds of pure maritime plants that deliver immediate hydrated purification with no sticky feeling. The dry skin formula feels like putting on a 24 hour hydration mask while the one for combination skin refreshes the face’s T-Zone and moisturizes the U-zone. It creates a thin layer on the face for protection against the environment and to maintain moisture.

The Super Aqua Max Soothing Balm comes in a convenient stick form. It is infused with sea water, enriched with minerals and leaves the skin hydrated for seamless make-up application. Use it before or after make-up application. It has a rich yet lightweight formula that continuously releases moisture, skin conditioners and nutrients throughout the day. Use it from head to toe for spot treatment of dry areas.

Collagen Dream Trial Kit

Please stay tuned for my review of Nature Republic’s Collagen Dream Kit. This is on queue and is up next as soon as my Kiehl’s Acai Damage Correcting Moisturizer runs out. I am pretty excited about this kit since its formula zeroes in on wrinkle fighting and whitening. It uses highly concentrated soluble collage water and SYNiorage, an active peptide that gives mature skin radiance and firmness. It has Acai Berry rich in Omega 3, 6, 9 and Vitamin E. It contains Orange Water from Italy which is abundant in vitamins and minerals.

Nature Republic Snail Therapy

Snail Therapy, anyone? Apparently, the Snail Therapy line of Nature Republic is its most premium line. It contains replicated snail mucus that provides skin whitening, restores tissue, fights wrinkles, lessens scarring and promotes overall skin recovery. It contains arbutin that enhances whitening and adenosine that reduces wrinkling, roughness and dryness. It has a clean, pleasant smell and light, creamy texture perfect for use during the day or night.


Anti-aging Solutions through Carbon Laser Technology by Zen Institute

For those who joined Kikay Corner’s Diamond Peel and Body Massage by The Zen Institute Giveaway, here’s more about the Medical Spa. Not spas are built the same. Most that have mushroomed are no more than beauty spas that gave in to the bandwagon and do not actually have medical doctors in their facilities to back up their treatments.

Here’s a great innovation on anti-aging that is offered by The Zen Institute – Carbon Laser Technology.

Preparing for a party and hesitant to wear a sexy dress because of your skin problems? Tired of always using concealers on your face? Now the solution is just within reach, through a technology brought to the country by renowned dermatologist, a medical doctor who gets regular international training on state-of-the-art anti-aging and aesthetic solutions, Dr. Mary Jane Torres, or Dr. MJ to the contestants of Mutya ng Pilipinas beauty pageant, which Zen Institute sponsors yearly, and to countless clients and friends, who rely on her expertise to look and feel better.

Zen Institute founding president, Dr. MJ declares, “We now have the most effective solution for you! We just launched at Zen Institute FDA-approved technology Carbon Laser, which is unparalleled in what it can do to make your skin look young and flawless in short treatments with hardly any pain.” She adds, “With its direct energy beam that is evenly distributed from the center to the edge of the beam using its Top-Hat Mode, enabling safe and secure dermal pigmentation treatment, among others, is the most effective and unique non-ablative laser skin rejuvenation technology.”

“Carbon Laser improves skin tone, and in no time at all, you can say goodbye to blemishes, freckles, age spots, and nevus. This no-downtime technology solution also brightens skin tone and smoothens fine lines by stimulating collagen production,” says Dr. MJ on some of the benefits and features of carbon laser technology.

She assures, “Treatment is very comfortable, with only a warm slight pricking sensation. We apply a topical anesthetics ointment prior to treatment of any skin surface in order to allay any discomfort. Carbon Laser doesn’t just give you an effective solution to your problem, it also saves you time, as the procedure takes only from five to ten minutes.” She adds, “Carbon laser technology is the convenient solution to various skin problems—from pigmentation to age spots, melasma, sun-damaged skin, aged skin, to acnes and pimples, and many more. Even the tattoo that you’ve always been wanting to remove, but seems impossible to remove, comes off easily with this technology. Carbon laser will make it possible for you!” “Carbon laser treatment is different from the other means of laser treatment that has been known here,” says Dr. MJ and cites the differences.


Taking the Glupa Challenge

Just when I thought I have heard of every possible whitening agent in the Metro, along comes Glupa. When I first heard of Glupa, I had to check what was with the name. The brand name was coined from Glutathione and Papayathe beauty product line’s main ingredients. I cannot help but be curious what its edge is amongst the more popular whitening agent brands that have already made names for the themselves. Aside from the very interesting choice of its elegant black packaging, which is not exactly the default for most Whitening products (I am inclined to be partial towards brands that go towards the unconventional), it almost always says a lot about how their product is thought of. More often than not, products that defy the usual deliver to its claims. As far as I have observed. I will see about Glupa’s claims, in the next 7 days. Yes, I have personally taken that challenge. 🙂

Apparently, on top of the two best whitening agents, Glupa soap has additional Alpha Arbutin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Tiny White Complex, Grape Seed Extract and Sunscreen to give you younger-looking and fairer and softer skin. Just the exact ingredients I would want for my own facial and bath soap. I have tried a bunch of soaps and I am actually loving the Glupa soap’s Cucumber Melon scent.

Glupa CapsuleA blend of Reduced Glutathione 500mg, Alpha Lipoic Acid 75mg, Vit. C 112mg, Papaya 25mg 

I don’t know about you, but I am personally intrigued by Glupa Capsule‘s challenge of  “no need for the dangerous IV injectible.”  It was two years ago when I blogged about the Benefits of Glutathione. Its anti-aging, detoxification benefits are complemented by the Papain in  Papaya‘s ability to break down the large Glutathione molecules into its most absorbable form such that the body will be able to maximize the benefits of these agents that are tagged as two of the most powerful anti-oxidant agents.


a! Life Launch at the Tian-Di Heaven & Earth Urban Destination Spa

The launch of a! Life food supplements was held last Thursday, June 9 at the Tian-Di Heaven & Earth Urban Destination Spa in San Juan. The event was packed with celebrities endorsing the brand, namely: Congressman/Celebrity Lucy Torres, TV Personality/Pilates Enthusiast Shawn Yao, Athlete/Business Executive Lorraine Lapus, TV Personality/Anti-Cancer Advocate Lexi Schulze and Model/Image Consultant Patty Betita. We were basically summoned to not settle for just the good life – but live an a! Life!

And when it comes to utmost quality of life, I’m all for it – so I was all ears when a! Life endorsers came to talk about their advocacy. Bianca Valerio (who showed up in golden blonde tresses) was her bubbly, fun self that she usually is, as she hosted the launch.

Bianca Valerio hosted the launch

Lexi Shulze and Lucy Torres

Patty Betita, Lorraine Lapus and Shawn Yao

We all know that women nowadays are no longer expected to merely be domestic goddess of the home. There is no generation in the existence of humanity where women are more empowered than they are now. The world knows that we are capable of stepping above and excelling at whatever it is that we do. And this is what basically a! Life is all about – a call for us women to take care of ourselves by choosing to be healthy! (more…)