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Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance: The Secret To Radiant Skin

Saturday, December 19, 2020 Philippines

CETAPHIL BRIGHT HEALTHY RADIANCE: THE SECRET TO RADIANT SKIN

How have you guys been? Are you spending your holidays safely? Please do not forget to observe wearing of masks in public places and gatherings because the community transmission of Covid-19 is still present and in my personal experience, I observed an increase in positive cases lately. So please, spend your holidays wisely. 

Anyway, a month ago, I received products from Cetaphil's newest line - the Bright Healthy Radiance! It is an utmost importance that our household should always have a Cetaphil wash because my sister has eczema and my husband has a sensitive skin. Just my experience in my family, Cetaphil is the only trusted wash for their sensitive skin and even at work. Back in the pediatrics days, when everything else fails in making the child's skin non-reactive to products - Cetaphil is always prescribed. Wherever I go, I always knew its importance in maintaining a non-allergic reaction to skin and still maintain the works of cleansing. 

Imagine my delight that now, Cetaphil offers a new range of products that we could choose from besides their wash, soap and lotion. The new range of products are called Bright Healthy Radiance and it consists the following: Brightness Reveal Bar, Brightness Reveal Body Wash, Brightening Lotion, Brightness Refresh Toner,  Brightening Night Comfort Cream, and Brightening Day Protection Cream

Brightness Reveal Bar: 

Weight: 100g
Price: 362php



Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance Brightness Reveal Bar gently cleanses the skin without drying to reveal the skin's natural fairness and inner radiance. With the GentleBright technology used in this bar, the hypoallergenic formula has been developed and clinically tested under dermatological control to be gentle on the most sensitive skin. In addition to the technology used, it was also enriched with the white sea daffodil extract and niacinamide (Vitamin B3), that can gently wash away dirt, impurities, and dullness to brighten and even out the skin tone. Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance Brightness Reveal Bar will leave the skin feeling smooth, hydrated and refreshed every day. 

The bar has a mild floral-like fragrance and it is so light that I do not think it will bother those who are sensitive to fragrance. I now prefer using this over the non-scented ordinary Cetaphil bar. 

Brightness Reveal Body Wash: 

Weight: 245ml
Price: 679php



Just like the bar, the body wash also used the GentleBright Technology to gently cleanse the skin without dryness and leaving the sensitive skin soft, hydrated, and refreshed. They also used the white sea daffodil extract and niacinamide (Vitamin B3) as part of the ingredients to unlock the skin's natural radiance. 

I love using this body wash with a puff because I can lather it more easily into my skin. It also has a mild floral-like fragrance that keeps me feeling fresh. 

Brightening Lotion: 

Weight: 245ml
Price: 1035php



The Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance Brightening Lotion can instantly hydrate and illuminate dry, sensitive skin. It also features the GentleBright Technology for a fragrance-free and hypoallergenic formula that was developed and clinically tested under dermatological control to be gentle on even the most sensitive skin. Infused with white sea daffodil extract and niacinamide (Vitamin B3) to visible reduce the appearance of dullness, dark sports and shadow areas, enhancing the natural fairness of the complexion. It is a gently but highly effective lotion for brightening, soothing, and moisturizing the skin to preserve the skin barrier without any irritations. 

It can provide up to 24 hours hydration which is perfect for those working in long hours like me. With the frequent hand washing, it can also protect me against dryness and restore my skin's moisture. 

The first time that I used it, the lotion has a non-greasy formula that upon application and when it dried, it feels like a powder smooth skin. It is also absorbed quickly by my skin so no need to wait if you are in a rush to go. 

Brightness Refresh Toner: 

Weight: 150ml
Price: 725php



Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance Brightness Refresh Toner is a skin perfecting toner that gives the skin an instant luminosity and hydration. Both the GentleBright Technology and ingredients white sea daffodil extract and niacinamide were also used. It can provide up to 8 hours hydration and restores, protects the skin against dryness. This is a gentle and non-sticky formula that can be absorbed quickly to leave the skin feeling refreshed after use. According to Cetaphil, it can brighten and even out skin tone in 4 weeks without causing any irritation or weakening of the skin barrier. 

For a toner, it is mild and non-alcoholic that I felt like it is more of a cleansing water. However, when I tried it first-hand, it clearly was able to cleanse my skin from dirt that was not removed by washing. I also noticed that my skin looked fresh and lighter after each use. No fragrance noted on this toner which is another plus points for me! This is a nice replacement for cleansing waters!

Brightening Night Comfort Cream: 

Weight: 50g
Price: 1035php



The Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance Brightening Night Comfort Cream can instantly hydrate and illuminate dry, sensitive skin. It also features GentleBright Technology and enriched with white sea daffodil extract and niacinamide (Vitamin B3) to visibly reduce the appearance of dark sports and enhance the natural fairness of the complexion, revealing its inner radiance. 

This moisturizer is a highly effective blend for brightening, soothing, and moisturizing to lighten and even skin tone and preserve the skin barrier without irritation. It also provides long lasting 24 hours hydration, it restores and protects sensitive skin against dryness, significantly improving luminosity and skin softness to ensure you wake up with radiant, healthy looking skin every day. 

According to Cetaphil, it can reduce appearance of dark spots in 4 weeks. True to its claim, I used both the night and day cream for a month and it was able to lighten the acne marks on my skin a little. I also love applying it compared to other moisturizer creams because it is non-greasy, smells like powder and quickly absorbed by my skin. But other than that, I do not see any other additional advantages. 

Brightening Day Protection Cream: 

Weight: 50g
Price: 1035php



When I used the Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance Brightening Day Protection Cream, there is almost no difference with the night cream except that it has a thinner consistency and it contains SPF 15 that protects us against the damaging effects of the sun to help prevent dark spots. 

The Brightening Day Protection Cream also have the GentleBright Technology and white sea daffodil extract and niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and it works to reduce the appearance of dark spots and enhance evenness of complexion, revealing the radiance within. 

The same with the night cream, it provides 24 hours hydration and protects skin against dryness. It was also stated that it can brighten and even skin tone in 4 weeks without causing irritation. 

To let you see the changes in my skin after a month, check out my before and after photos below. The skin tone on my forehead evened out and the dark spots on my nose bridge and chin lightened. 


To know more about Cetaphil, you could follow them on their Instagram page here. You can purchase them online via Lazada, BeautyMNL and Shopee. I think it is readily available on stores too. (I was not able to check directly because I am avoiding public places.)

The Companion That Will Always Be "Beside U"

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 Philippines

#ALWAYSBESIDEU: THE PERFECT COMPANION BY YOUR SIDE

Have you ever had any trust issues to those beside you or even your companions? In my case, I easily give my trust that is why I always end up disappointed. During these trying times, I know it is not easy to most of us. It took me more than one month to finally be able to write on this blog again. These last few months had been rough for me that I have trouble finding my usual inspiration or motivation. For as long as I can remember, I am the type of person who does not waste time and always finding something to do. Hence, the birth of this blog and my hobby to do crafts and arts. Right now though, I am the exact opposite. I tend to lie down and sleep most of my time when I am not at work. Even for work, I had to drag myself to get up daily. I stopped opening and regularly posting on my social media accounts. Hopefully this is just an exhaustion period that I need to surpass because sometimes I am thinking if I am falling into depression because I am not really interested into doing anything. 

Anyway, that is why it is an utmost importance that we find that "trusty" companion. Someone that we could rely on with our innermost thoughts and frustrations. Do you have that person in mind? While thinking about that, it is also important that we have something reliable on our side. Because in order to meet up with that person in your mind, you cannot leave your home without a trusty handbag, right?

Finding "the one" that can meet all the requirements in a bag is hard. Beside U is made for everyone and anyone who needs a bag that can carry things daily making it a perfect companion for the lifestyle and style of modern Filipina. 

Beside U bags are perfectly made to suit the Filipina lifestyle and they officially launched last November 27 in LazMall at Lazada Phippines. With just a tap in your finger, you can now get the stylish, functional bags straight to your home!

Where Beside U was designed and inspired? 

It was back in 1979 when the Lee Family founded and began their small handbag crafting business. Years later, the family decided to briefly stay all the way in Europe. It was in 2005 when they come upon the world-famous Goodge St. Station - this place was historically known as an air-raid shelter back in World War II. 

Inspired by the history of Goodge St. Station and its impact on the lives that it sheltered, the Lee Family came up with Beside U. They have returned to California and designed their bags with a goal to earn a place by your side. From its humble beginnings on sunny California, Beside U is now available in 14 countries and counting!

The Perfect Bag Checklist

Consumers have their own checklist when it comes to finding the perfect bag. Personally, I have my own requirements when it comes to my bags. That is why even though my mother sends me a lot of designer bags, I still find or buy my own because most of the designer bags does not have what I have in my checklist. 

Filipinas are quite meticulous shoppers because they value affordability, functionality, and style when looking for that IT bag. For me, it should have lots of pockets, easy to clean, lightweight, and with cute variety of colors and style. 


 

Beside U was designed to have everything you will need so finding the right bag that fits the daily lifestyle of Filipinas has just gotten easier. Beside U bags were designed with the consumers in mind. The bags are made of material that is lightweight and the overall design is highly functional. Some styles and materials are water-repellant too. Beside U bags are lightweight and at the same time, there are multiple pockets inside each bag to keep our items neatly organized and easy to find. 

One of the best features of Beside U bag is the RFID-blocking technology embedded in each bag. Identity theft can happen anywhere so Beside U has provided this security feature for their consumers. Radio frequency identification (RFID) is used by identity thieves out to steal your personal information. The RFID blocking material in the inside of the zip pocket will prevent you from losing valuable information and most especially, hard-earned money. 

Perfect Bag Buddy For Pandemic

Disinfection is the key to prevent spread of the virus so if the bag that you are using is hard to clean, it is not advisable to be used daily. So this Beside U bag can also keep your health safe to besides your belongings. The bag can easily be cleaned and sanitized as often as possible because the material is sturdy and allows easy, quick cleansing. After every use, you can wipe it clean with wet wipes, spritz lightly with alcohol, and wipe clean for storage and another day's adventure. 

Beside U may be king when it comes to functionality, but it also has a lot of design options to suit different tastes and lifestyles. There are backpacks for comfort and mobility, crossbody bags for accessibility, and totes for convenience. Your trusty bag can work well for you everyday and keep you looking stylish too. 

Beside U, For Everyone

Filipinas love to get a bang for their buck when it comes to making purchases. Bags don't come cheap and apart from durability, the price and style are also some of the key points Filipinas consider as well. Beside U's range isn't just affordable, but it is also in trend when it comes to designs and shapes. We have bags in a variety of shapes, patterns, and colors to suit anyone. 

Here are some of the bag recommendations: 

My bag is Cosima Live Gray and it is a two-way bag that I love to use at work right now. It can be worn as a crossbody bag or as a hand bag. From the outside and up to the inside, there are numerous pockets in different sizes which works perfectly for me. 


I am so happy that the front pocket fits my maintenance box for medicines because I can easily access it anytime!

Plus, the inner pockets has an extra lining and the fabric are strong and thick so it will not be easily torn even if you have slightly sharp objects in your pockets. 


After almost one month of continuous use, I can say that the bag is sturdy! No thread out of place and the bag is clean from scratches and stains!

Check the other recommendations below: 

PERFECT ERRAND PARTNER


Having an easy-to-bring yet spacious bag is essential for busy mommies. Not only are they caring for everyone at home, but they also need to do errands like pay the bills, go to the supermarket, and more. Belt bags, slings and cross body bags provide the best functionality as they have enough space for a cellphone, cash, keys, and a few essentials needed for a quick trip for errands. 

PROFESSIONAL ESSENTIAL


The quarantine may still be in effect in the country today, but there are already so many who have no choice but to resume daily work out of their homes. Those who are from the corporate world will appreciate the totes, shoulder bags, and hobos to carry their daily essentials. Not only are they sturdy and stylish, they also provide extra organization inside to keep things in place as well. 

BAGS ON DUTY



The frontliners are some of the busiest professionals around. They have been actively going to work for months and are risking their lives in the process. It isn’t an easy job, but they are doing their best to help the country battle the pandemic. Many take over long shifts to care for those who are sick, or to take on tasks that require immediate attention. Our backpacks are the perfect companion because they not only provide a lot of space, but are also safe and easy to clean and disinfect after a long day. 

Beside U bags are made for you. They are created to be the trusty companion you can bring anywhere for just about anything. Now, Filipinas can stop worrying about finding “the one” because Beside U’s superb quality and features ticks everything off the list: Functional, stylish, and affordable. Now that’s a bag-ppily every after! 

About Beside U 

Beside U is available at Landmark TriNoMa, Makati, Festival Supermall; Robinsons Department Store Ortigas, Cebu; SM North Edsa, Megamall, Cubao, Bacoor and CDO Downtown. Beside U is also available online at Shopee and Lazada. 

For more information, please visit the Beside U Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/BesideUPh/) and the Beside U Instagram Page (https://www.instagram.com/besideuph/). #BesideU #BesideUPH #AlwaysBesideU 

Nua Organics: Are You Ready To Take The Challenge For A New You?

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Philippines


NUA ORGANICS: ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE CHALLENGE FOR A NEW YOU?

Glowing skin is the new trend and most coveted type of skin right now. A glowing skin makes anyone look fresh and young. That is why the search for the product that can help achieve glowing skin has always been part of my routine. I will always find and try any product that can help me achieve it. But eve with the market full of skincare products, it should be easy but unfortunately, achieving a clear and beautiful skin is not that easy. 

Just in time as I was looking for a new item to try, a brand came in our country and with this product made with Cupuacu - are you ready to unveil the new you? Because having a clear, fresh-looking skin is everyone's goal! In one way or another, somehow we all care about how we look. 


I was able to attend their launch a few days ago, and it was amazing that the brand, NUA Organics was able to formulate a product with an ingredient that came from a far place, Brazil. NUA Organics' launch in the Philippines came with two products - Face and Body Soap, and their Body Oil, made with the special ingredient Cupuacu and Philippines' own famous Coconut oil. 

To give you more background, let us take the case of a 22 year old Martina Salimbangon, who like every young lady her age, dreams of having a beautiful, flawless skin. She shared, "I've been obsessed with skincare since I was about 15. I watched hundreds of YouTube videos and tested so many products but I just found myself being overwhelmed by the amount of products I was being urged to buy. I didn't want to break my bank account trying to clear my skin."

Martina's case is not unique, many of us have experienced this and others may have undergone worst. On any given day, the soaps, body washes, lotions, creams, and oil - all of these does not even include what we put on our faces, right? And so, the search for the right skincare product that will work for us continues. This quest is seemingly endless and most of all, expensive. That is why others call this as an investment for the self. As a result though, according to renowned dermatologist, Dr. Sarah Barba-Cabodil, we tend to use more than what we need. 

“When we minimize the skincare products that we apply, we allow more oxygen to get into our skin and that helps our skin regenerate elastin and collagen,” she points out. “Essentially, we want our skin to do its job on its own every now and then. In other words, we need to give our skin time to reset.” 

According to Dr. Barba-Cabodil, the secret to effortless and effective natural skincare is simple. It all starts with breaking bad skincare habits and learning how to simplify our routines by choosing the right product. As such, this is where NUA can be appreciated. 

From the launch, I learned that NUA combines a centuries-old Brazilian beauty secret, the cupuacu and the versatile coconut oil. 

So what is Cupuacu?

The Cupuacu (pronounced as "ku. pu. a. su") is a fruit that is as big as cacao fruit and rich in vitamins, fatty and amino acids, antioxidants that is harvested from the heart of the Amazon rainforest. 

Imagine, a fruit from the large and wild rainforest of Amazon! Just thinking on how possibly to have to harvest Cupuacu fruit makes me wonder on how this product will  be great. This fruit is also widely used as ingredient in numerous South American delicacies. The pulp and seeds are the skin-nourishing cupuacu butter and oil are sourced. It has an extremely low melting point that it easily melts into the skin. Adding up the locally harvested premium-grade coconut oil into the mixture allows cupuacu butter's ultra-hydrating and moisture-boosting properties to get sealed in, without the heavy, greasy feel that we usually get from most oil-based skincare products. 

How did NUA brought Cupuacu to Philippines? 

How did Philippines now have this amazing secret ingredient form the Brazilian forest? Let us get back to Martina's story. “NUA started as a dream,” she says. “My father approached me about three years ago to tell me that he had just learned about a remarkable Brazilian fruit called cupuacu. He asked me if I wanted to join him in creating products made from it that we could bring to the Philippines. After researching what cupuacu was all about – and the wonders that it could do to the skin – I quickly accepted his offer.”.

Martina is the daughter of Elton and Cathy Salimbangon - the dynamic duo behind Organique, the company that produces and markets the Organique Acai Premium Blend and the Organique Acai Freeze-Dried Capsules that are now helping countless Filipino families live a healthier and happier lifestyle!

When the family realized that they have found yet another "wonder fruit" from the Amazon rainforest - they quickly worked with a team of experts to develop cupuacu-based skincare products. Along the process, the Salimbangons were exceedingly glad to learn that the butter from this Brazilian fruit worked well with premium-grade Philippine coconut oil! Their work thus resulted in a soap and body oil - the initial offerings of the NUA skincare product line that is now being marketed by Organique Skincare Inc. 

Basically, NUA products are still manufactured in the Philippines but the main ingredient fruit, Cupuacu is from Brazil. 

Why Choose NUA?

NUA translates to Naked as shared by Martina and quoted, "That name was chosen because our brand is ‘naked,’ free of chemicals, toxins and unwanted preservatives. It is organic and all-natural because NUA believes in enhancing one’s own beauty, rather than changing it.”

Right now, it is hard to find a product that is free from chemicals and toxins specially preservatives! It is all natural that their soap and oil can be used by pregnant women as an alternative to shea butter!

Not only that, from its production to distribution, the process is all clean and all the ingredients used are natural and organic. That is why it is also a clean beauty!

How To Use? 

It is simple to use, Ms. Cathy Salimbangon - Martina's mom and Organique Skincare chief executive says that we should start using the soap by lathering up and applying a thin layer of NUA body oil after rinsing in your shower. 

The results is that the skin will retain moisture longer and since the all-natural ingredients are packed with phytosterols, it also boosts the skin hydration as well. The included antioxidants fights free radicals. More importantly, all of their products will not clog up the pores! The bonus part is, it does not feel greasy on the skin that are commonly found in super-moisturizing products. 

Challenging Myself and Experiencing NUA


The soap smells clean and sweet. It was able to easy lather up on my skin and creates small bubble suds. The size is also just right because I find it easy to grasp and hold onto while lathering my skin. In my case, I took time to let it be absorbed by my skin longer before rinsing it out. 

Their soap is also versatile since it can be used on both the face and the body. I tried it first on my face. I did not apply anything on my face afterwards to see on how well it can be moisturized with the soap alone.

The results? My face is moisturized the next day and this is new because my skin is usually dry when I wake up but this time, my skin feels a little oily so I know that it was hydrated well. Better than my other moisturizers. For the body, I am not sure since I did not take a before and after photos but I think my skin lightened instantly after one use. There is also a slight luminous like glow. It is not that noticeable but it is not how my skin usually looks like after shower. It reminded me on how my skin looked when I apply a luminous powder on my body for night events. Not glittery but rather radiant. 

After rinsing the soap out, it did not leave any greasy residue but my skin feels soft and silky smooth. 

Refer to the photo below for the complete description and list of ingredients.


The other product that NUA offers is the Body Oil. At first, I thought that it can be used during massage only because on first glance, the oil looks thick and greasy. 


I thought that I should try it as suggested by Ms. Cathy, to apply it immediately after rinsing in my shower time. 

On my first pump of the product, I knew my initial thought was wrong because the oil is thin and easy to spread on my skin specially when combined with the little drops of water from my shower. 

I thought it will be greasy too since it is pure oil but when my skin dried, the feeling is like I just applied a body lotion. No sticky or greasy residue left. 

The next day my skin feels smooth and soft without any greasy feel. It does not feel warm on skin either. 

The oil added a luminous-like glow on my skin specially on my arms. This is just a day of use so imagine if I use it continuously! 

One bottle will also last a long time because I only needed 3-4 pumps for the whole body!

For the complete description and list of ingredients, refer on the photos below. 



No wonder that NUA is challenging us to take the NUA's "New You Challenge" and see for ourselves! As Cathy Salimbongan shared, "Dr. Barba-Cabodil is right. Skincare that works should be effortless and simple - but only if you have the right product. With the cupuacu fruit, that's exactly what we found."

The right skincare products are precisely what NUA is bringing to us. The first few days of using it, I appreciated the effect on my skin! It is also affordable, the soap is 249php and the body oil is 799php! Use the NUA soap and body oil following Cathy’s simple directions and unveil the “New You” – the fresher looking, more beautiful you! 

NUA is a promising brand and I cannot wait for them to produce more product choices soon! I wish they will also offer body wash and hair products! 

NUA is now available from the following retailers—all S&R branches nationwide, BeautyMNL, and Southstar Drug branches nationwide. Soon it will also be available at Rustans. For more information on NUA products, visit www.nua-organics.com. To get updates, follow them on Instagram (@nuaorganicsph) and Facebook

Foreo Bear: Detailed Review and How To Use

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Philippines


FOREO BEAR: DETAILED REVIEW AND HOW TO USE

Nothing beats having some well-deserved “me-time” every now and then. For me, it entails some of my favorite things to do like retail shopping, reading, massage, scrubs, salon trips and facials. 

Our skin’s condition shows so much about our health status. It may be the source of joy and even frustration at times. I know the importance of proper skincare and so I miss having facials done on my skin. Having facials done thoroughly cleanses my skin giving it a tighter, brighter, smoother feel after each procedure.

When the pandemic hit, my usual facial service is now out of the question for me. It is hard to risk myself and others by going outside and have it done just for the pleasure of it. I am already exposed enough in my line of work handling COVID19 patients that I do not want to add to the problem.

It is a good thing that there are now more options available that I can do in the comforts of my own home. Ever since I first tried using FOREO devices, I have had the urge to collect them all! I know. I know. I have been using the LUNA PLAY PLUS, UFO MINI and recently, I was able to try the UFO . These devices helped me achieve the clean and glowing skin that I wanted without going out for a facial spa. To make it more interesting and exciting, FOREO welcomes the newest addition to their line called the BEAR. 

The BEAR intrigued me when I first heard about it since I know how effective FOREO products are. I immediately wanted to test this BEAR by FOREO SWEDEN (17,600php) because it is known to provide facial fitness! This is my first time to encounter a portable device that works like a facial machine used in spa services. It delivers microcurrent and T-sonic pulsations targeting to exercise more than 65 muscles of our face and neck!

In my case, I feel that I am going through premature aging due to stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, environmental factors etc. that my skin is showing signs of distress. As time passed that I disregard my skincare regime, I am noticing changes and I think my skin is starting to sag on some areas. More than ever, I know that I needed to focus on stimulating the muscles of my face and neck. That is why I am so happy to discover BEAR by FOREO SWEDEN because I can do my own facial routine anytime and anywhere!

HOW TO USE: 


1. Download the FOREO SWEDEN App on your mobile device and register your BEAR. 

2. Make sure that your BEAR by FOREO SWEDEN (17,600php) has a charge. It can be recharged by using the USB cable that comes with the device. 

3. When all is ready, make sure that your face is clean and dry. 

4. Apply conductive serum on your skin before using the BEAR. FOREO has its own conductive serum, Serum Serum Serum (3,920php). You can also use other serum as long as it is gel-based. 

5. Using the device, you can follow the instructions on the app on how to use it around your face by watching the animated video.

6. After the treatment, sanitize your BEAR by FOREO SWEDEN device. This device is waterproof and easy to clean with mild soap and water but you can also try the Silicone Spray by FOREO for cleansing. 


DETAILED REVIEW: 


BEAR by FOREO SWEDEN is the most electrifying facial fitness innovation ever! How convenient is it to simply do my own facial in a matter of minutes in the comfort of my own home, in my comfy pajamas and fluffy robe? It is so portable that I can easily take it along with me wherever I go because of its size! I can honestly say that it packs a punch for such a tiny device. It is no wonder that FOREO is known to be a high-end beauty technology company ever since it was founded in 2013.

The BEAR comes with a stand, USB charger, one sachet of FOREO'S Serum Serum Serum and a cute pink pouch to match its bright fuchsia body. Bear features superior microcurrent and T-Sonic pulsations that tighten and firm the skin for a youthful, contoured complexion. If you feel that the Bear is still too big for you, they also have the BEAR MINI.

There are a few differences between the Bear and Bear Mini. 

The BEAR MINI is smaller, the routine of the device targeted, the intensity level choices is lesser compared to the regular BEAR and lastly, it comes in Lavender and Pearl Pink. Bear in mind (pun intended) both of these devices are the only at-home microcurrent device that feature Anti-Shock treatment - a unique integrated system that eliminates any chance of the microcurrent shocking your skin, making them the safest microcurrent device in the world.


On my first try, I was not expecting the microcurrent that I felt with the device. I set it at the highest intensity and was surprised by its power. As of writing this, I am still using the Level 5 up to 10 setting. You can control the levels via the Bear itself or via the app. I suggest you work yourself up gradually as you adjust to its intensity level. As you get used to it, you can easily adjust your favored intensity from Levels 5 to 25.

I understand the fear of electrocuting yourself when it comes to this but do not let it intimidate you. The Anti-Shock System which scans and measures skin's resistance to electricity, automatically adjusts microcurrent intensity to maintain a steady quality of treatment for maximum safety and comfort will definitely assuage any fear or apprehension when it comes to using the FOREO BEAR. This Ultra-Smart Sensors scan and measure at a rate of 100 times per second and adjusts intensity in just 0.002 seconds. 

The microcurrent that I felt reminded me of the expensive facial treatments that I was able to try before. This process stimulates my skin to be toned. It also activates a gentle T-sonic pulsation that massages my face and neck. The experience from the BEAR by FOREO SWEDEN is different from the UFO that I am used to for relaxation because with Bear, my skin feels like it has undergone a real workout. The microcurrent's stimulation had me feeling energetic. 

BEAR is lightweight and easy to grasp. It does not slip from my fingers or hands and the two ultra-smooth bear-like ears move smoothly over my skin without any rough tugging or pulling. I appreciate how ergonomic it was as it smoothly moved over my facial curves without pain. 

For those nearing the age that requires anti-aging products - this device is important. I am almost halfway near 40s and I can already see that my skin is not as how it looked during my youth. The BEAR by FOREO SWEDEN will help my skin be toned, firm, and tight as it helps sculpt my skin as well. The additional T-sonic pulsations will help my skin enhance the product absorption of the products that I use. 

As a reminder when it comes to skincare, whatever you apply to your face, you do the same for your neck. As I finish my Bear treatment on my face, I then repeat the process for my neck. 

After my first night of use, I did not see any immediate change. However, I did notice that my skin is fresher the next day and that my skin is a little oily. I can safely assume that my skin was able to absorb more of the products that I used from the night before because my skin is usually on the dry side so it was something really new for me. 

As I continue to use it for almost a month now, I can definitely see the improvement of my skin in terms of radiance. I have this subtle glowing skin specially on my cheeks! Something that I have been missing for quite some time already. My favorite area to do the treatment is along my cheekbones, my jawline, and forehead where I noticed my skin to be most sagging. This is my favorite feature of the Bear - to target the microcurrent onto my jawline. 

The FOREO'S Serum Serum Serum also helped in contributing to my skin's improved radiance. This serum contains antioxidant power of squalane and hydrating hyaluronic acid for smooth, younger-looking skin. It is also free from phenoxyethanol, parabens, disodium EDTA, allergens, alcohol, fragrance, and mineral oil. 

I am sharing with you my before and after photos after a month of use. I can see it personally as well as some random comment from people teasing me that I looked “blooming” I do believe that a religious skincare regimen with FOREO greatly contributed to my skin’s continuous upward health condition. (Observe my side photos, my jawbone is more pronounced after a month of use.)



The BEAR improved my routine more than ever because I can now replace my facial spa with this at home. BEAR by FOREO SWEDEN is definitely worth the investment specially if you already want to skip having facials done outside like I do! 

Armed with my FOREO favorites consisting of FOREO LUNA, FOREO UFO and FOREO BEAR, premature aging, dull and sagging skin will definitely be taking a backseat from now on.

Remember, there is no instant cure to beauty, and definitely no magical way to stop aging, but with continued use of effective products and well researched devices such as BEAR by FOREO SWEDEN, FOREO LUNA, and UFO, it can definitely help and assist us in improving our skin’s health daily. 

To know more about FOREO, you can follow and reach them through here: 

Avon: Be Part of BOOBWatch For Breast Cancer

Monday, October 12, 2020 Philippines


AVON: BE PART OF BOOBWATCH FOR BREAST CANCER

Do you know someone who suffered from Breast Cancer? An early detection for breast cancer will increase the survival chance. For over 25 years, Avon has been part and forefront of the fight against cancer. This year 2020, they are putting everyone on BOOBwatch!

Personally, I once was scared of having breast cancer because I felt a lump on my left breast back in college. After gathering up much courage from my grandmother, I finally decided to tell my parents and have myself checked. After a mammogram was done, I was referred to a surgeon and my operation was scheduled right away. During the excision of the mass, I was awake and under local anesthesia. I can clearly remember my trepidation if the biopsy would turn out malignant. My great surgeon, Dr. Avellanosa kept on talking to me to make me feel assured during the procedure and the waiting time. 

Thankfully, my mass was benign and I had eight stitches for that tiny mass collected - I now consider it my battle scar! I certainly got lucky, but not everyone is. That is why early detection of breast cancer is potentially lifesaving and every woman should know the signs, risks, and how to take action against breast cancer. First, by starting on regular breast self-checks. This is how I felt the lump on mine. If I did not regularly do this - the lump on my breast might have developed into something more. 

Second, let us help in raising awareness so that we can prevent more women from suffering from this dreaded disease. 

Even though 2020 is a bumpy year for all of us, this year is quite special for Avon's efforts for breast cancer awareness with the launch of the Avon Empower Bra - the first-ever mastectomy bra!!! This was specially designed with breast cancer survivors in mind. It is amazing on how Avon had thought of our breast cancer survivors. 


The Avon Empower Bra is a non-wired nylon microfiber lace bra equipped with soft lining with pockets for prosthesis and cushioned straps for comfort and support. Another unique feature is found in prosthesis which is made out of 3D PU foam meant to fit the cup size. 

Not only that, for every pair bought - 50php will be donated to the Philippine Cancer Society, Avon's longtime partner for their efforts. Through this fruitful partnership, Avon has been able to help many breast cancer patients at the Avon-PGH Breast Cancer Clinic, and Avon hopes to help more in the coming years. 

If you are not interested in buying the Avon Empower Bra, there are other limited edition products offered by Avon to support the campaign. It includes the Breast Cancer Promise Umbrella, Tote Bag Set, and the Evita Watch. For every purchase of these limited edition items, 50php will also be donated to the Philippine Cancer Society. 

 


Coming from the successful “Project Pink Light Night Run” in 2019, Avon is bringing an ever stronger awareness campaign that a bigger number can enjoy participating in for a great cause. Through these scheduled events, the brand hopes to raise P5M in funds for the Philippine Cancer Society. 

All events will be streamed live on Avon Philippines’ Facebook Page. 

I was able to attend the BOOBtalk last October 10 wherein the host Ms. Myrza Sison interviewed Dr. Rachel Rosario of Philippine Cancer Society Executive Director, Dr. Gia Sison - practicing doctor and Breast Cancer Survivor, and Avon Men's Club Ambassador Daniel Matsunaga, and TV Hose and News Anchor Dianne Medina. They all talked about breast issues and breast care. 

On October 17 at 4PM, join Shaped For More with Morrisette for the Avon BOOBwatch fundraising concert. 

On October 24 at 6PM, Celebrate breast cancer awareness month with delightful tunes by Morrisette Amon. Also, #JoinTheBOOBment Manouevres Fitness Dance-a-thong. With the help of the Manouevres, dance your way through fighting against breast cancer! Spend a 2-hour long class and help our great cause as you sweat it out. Join Avon Philippines as they educate about early detection and the signs of breast cancer. Watch out for the exciting events and projects for this year’s breast cancer awareness month. 

Show your support by using the hashtag, #BOOBwatch #JoinTheBoobment #WatchMeNow. 

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