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Go beyond basic hydration with Ceramide Youth Restoring Essence. This water-based treatment instantly absorbs and infuses new life into skin by delivering vital moisture, lipids and nutrients that are normally lost as the skin ages. Ceramide Youth Restoring Essence is formulated with 73 minerals that naturally occur within the human body in addition to a unique youth-restoring blend of skin identical ceramides to help the skin’s moisture barrier and overall texture.

REVITALIZES using a water-like treatment instantly absorbs to restore suppleness and radiance
SOOTHES with humectants and essential minerals
NOURISHES skin deeply with moisture
INFUSES skin with minerals, skin identical ceramides, and nutrients
HELPS skin appear smoother, firmer, and healthier-looking

Application and Use:
1. Following cleansing and toning skin, dispense 3-4 drops of Ceramide Youth Restoring Essence onto a cotton pad or into the palms of your hands and apply to the face.
2. Gently press down with palms for thorough absorption; avoid applying directly onto the eyes.
3. Allow to fully absorb into the skin – about 15 seconds – then follow with Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster, your preferred Ceramide Anti-Aging Serum and daily moisturizer.

FULL SIZE: 150 ml

PRICE: PHP 3,300

AVAILABLE AT:

Trinoma*

Shangri-la Plaza Mall*

Alabang Town Center

Eastwood Mall

SM Mall of Asia

SM Makati

Robinsons Place Manila

* Opens at May 3, 2017

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Instagram: @elizabetharden_ph

ONLINE:

BeautyMNL

Zalora PH

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The Ultimate Guide to Moisturizers
Thursday, 2 March 2017

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In the Philippines, the best moisturizer reviews often talk about why a certain product is perfect for your skin. Most of the time, they discuss the advantages of one brand over the other, helping consumers like you determine which is suitable for your skin type. But after using this necessary skin care product for a long time, have you ever wondered why moisturizers in general are good for you?

 

Find out the answer below!

 

What Is the Importance of Applying Moisturizer?

 

Generally, moisturizers are chemical agents composed of different and varying mixtures that have been particularly designed to make your epidermis – the outer most layer of your skin – look and feel softer, as well as more beautiful.

 

Contrary to popular belief, moisturizers are actually not meant to put additional moisture into your skin. Rather, they make sure to increase the water content in your skin by attracting and locking the existing water content found in your body.

 

Essentially, you apply them to your skin, particularly on your face, to prevent the skin from looking like cracked leather or a rough snakeskin.

 

What Happens When You Do Not Put On Moisturizer

 

What Happens When You Do Not Put On Moisturizer?

 

Applying moisturizer should be the most important part of your skin care routine. Here are more reasons why you should not be lazy in applying it on your face.

 

  • Dry and Itchy Skin – Washing your face with water will undoubtedly remove all the dirt you acquired throughout the day. But it also removes the essential oil that your face needs to ensure that it won’t turn dry. You face will eventually lose all its moisture if you don’t smear moisturizer on it.

 

  • A Flawed Makeup Look – It is crucial to apply moisturizer first before your makeup because according to Dr. Whitney Bowe, a prominent Dermatologist who has been featured in magazines such as INSTYLE and ALLURE, makeup has a tendency to stick to the dry patches and fine lines on your face.

 

  • Uncomfortable Side Effects – There is a high chance that your face may turn red and become irritated if you don’t use moisturizer shortly after rubbing benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and retinoids to your skin. These are three of the most common ingredients that can be found in most skin care products today.

 

  • A Flaky and Dull Complexion – The cold dry air has the ability to strip lipids from your skin. Moisturizers are there to protect your face from irritants that could make it turn red and flaky.

 

  • Worsen How Your Wrinkles Look – When you dehydrate your skin by not applying moisturizer, the fine lines become more noticeable. However, if you apply moisturizers (particularly those with hyaluronic acid), your wrinkles would look less noticeable.

 

  • More Wrinkles Will Develop – A low-grade inflammation, which eventually leads to the disintegration of collagen in your skin, can occur if you choose to leave out moisturizer in your daily routine. Dr. Bowe explains that this happens because the barrier in your skin has been compromised.

 

  • Worsen Your Acne Condition –Dr. Debbie Palmer, who is also a dermatologist and the founder of Replere Skin Care, has stated that moisturizers can aid you in dealing with your acne problem. According to her, with the right product for your skin type, you can get rid of your pimples.

 

What Are the Different Skin Types?

 

Determining your skin type is important in figuring out which moisturizer works best for you. The most common skin types are:

 

  • Dry Skin - Having dry skin means that your body produces an insufficient amount of natural moisturizer. This also means dehydration occurs within your skin regularly. Eventually, these would lead to the development of wrinkles and fine lines, accompanied by sensitivity and tightness, in your face area.

 

  • Combination or Normal Skin – The most usual skin type is combination/normal skin. It is characterized by having a balance of both dry and oily parts on your face.

 

  • Oily Skin – Oily skin is the opposite of having dry skin. Those who have it have the tendency to obtain extra sebum which can be found on the skin’s surface. Excess sebum is the number one factor to clogged pores and acne.

 

 What Are the Different Types of Moisturizer

 

What Are the Different Types of Moisturizers?

 

Different and varying moisturizers have been developed to work best with your particular skin type.

 

  • Occlusives – Occlusive moisturizers are known to be moisture sealers, as its agents have been made naturally heavy. This is the reason why it’s recommended to be used on your body rather than on your face. It works well when used on a more mature and dehydrated skin.

 

  • Emollients – Emollients, or “space fillers” as others would like to call them, is best applied to extremely dry and dehydrated mature skin. These moisturizers can fill up any gaps or spaces between your skin cells that are missing out on lipids, making your skin feel more hydrated and smoother. 

 

  • Humectants – Humectant moisturizers are moisture absorbers. Basically, they draw and attract water and hydration to your skin cells. Acne prone, combination, and oily skin types can benefit from using humectants.

 

There are different moisturizers for every individual. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t find the right product for you and your skin right away. It may take time, money, and effort before finding “the one.” Thankfully, Sample Room is here for you!

 

Sample Room understands your struggles in finding the right moisturizer for your face and body. This is why we offer samples of different products to our members – so that they can try specific products without risking so much on something that may turn out to be harmful to them. Do you want to find out how to be a member at Sample Room? Click here! If you have questions or comments, write us a message and we’ll try to respond to you immediately.

Pond’s White Beauty for Normal Skin
Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Sample Image WB Normal Skin 20g 2Today’s environment is too harsh for your skin. Soap is no longer enough. After years of research, The Pond’s Institute introduces the best ever White Beauty technology yet – NEW Pond’s White Beauty Day Cream, with Vitamin B3+. It fights 10 of today’s toughest skin problems, for a rosy white glow.

Pond’s White Beauty is the first skincare solution designed to fight 10 of the toughest spot and darkening problems including sun spots, pimple marks, dull skin, and acne scars among others. It has been clinically proven to repair and give 96% protection against skin damage by fighting tough spots from the inside, revealing spotless, pinkish white skin on the outside.

Works best with dry to normal skin types.

Recommended Use:

1. Dot a pea sized amount of Pond’s White Beauty Cream all over cleansed face & neck.
2. Spread in an upward motion.
3. For best results, use daily with Pond’s White Beauty Facial Foam.
4. Do not stay too long in the sun, even while using a sunscreen product.
5. Store away from direct sunlight and heat.
6. In case of any irritation, discontinue use and consult a dermatologist.
7. Avoid keeping product in refrigerator.

FULL SIZES: 20g/ 40g

PRICE: PHP 70.00/ PHP 120.00

AVAILABLE IN:  All leading supermarkets, drugstores and department stores nationwide. Also available in Lazada and Zalora online retailers.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PondsPhilippines
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/pondsph
Twitter: www.twitter.com/PondsPH
Instagram: www.instagram.com/pondsph/
Website: www.ponds.com.ph

 

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Today’s woman lives a 24/7 on-the-go life. Finally, The Pond’s Institute introduces the best anti-aging technology yet from Pond’s – NEW Pond’s Age Miracle, with Retinol-C Complex that works 24 hours non-stop. It helps reduce wrinkles, for a youthful glow.

Pond’s Age Miracle is the latest innovation from The Pond’s Institute, a pioneer of skincare since its inception in 1992. Today, NEW Age Miracle is Pond’s first ever gold standard anti-aging formula with the Retinol-C Complex, a new game-changing technology that works 24 hour non-stop for rapid wrinkle repair and boosted youthful radiance.

Works well with any skin type.

Recommended Use

1. During daytime, apply all over cleansed face & neck.
2. Spread in an upward motion.
3. For best results, use daily with Pond’s Age Miracle Facial Foam, Night Cream, and Eye Cream.
4. Do not stay too long in the sun, even while using a sunscreen product
5. In case of any irritation, discontinue use and consult a dermatologist
6. Store away from direct sunlight and heat

FULL SIZE: 10g/ 50g

PRICE: PHP 99.00/ PHP 725.00

AVAILABLE IN:  All leading supermarkets, drugstores and department stores nationwide. Also available in Lazada and Zalora online retailers.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PondsPhilippines
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/pondsph
Twitter: www.twitter.com/PondsPH
Instagram: www.instagram.com/pondsph/
Website: www.ponds.com.ph

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Pond’s Acne Clear Facial Foam
Tuesday, 28 February 2017

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Today’s world exposes us to more dirt and pollution. Soap is no longer enough. Finally, the Pond’s Institute introduces its latest anti-acne breakthrough technology – NEW Pond’s Acne Clear Facial Foam, with Activated Thymo-T Lock and Clear Technology that eliminates acne at the root to give you acne-clear skin, in as fast as 3 days!

Works well with normal to oily skin prone to acne/pimples.

Recommended Use:
Wet your face. Squeeze a pea-sized amount of facial wash on your hand and lather with water. Massage and on face and rinse thoroughly.
In case of contact with eyes, rinse with water immediately. Store away from direct sunlight and heat.

FULL SIZE: 50 g/ 100ml

PRICE: PHP85.00/ PHP 155.00

AVAILABLE IN:  All leading supermarkets, drugstores and department stores nationwide. Also available in Lazada and Zalora online retailers.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PondsPhilippines
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/pondsph
Twitter: www.twitter.com/PondsPH
Instagram: www.instagram.com/pondsph/
Website: www.ponds.com.ph

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Pond’s Age Miracle Day Cream FAQs
Tuesday, 28 February 2017

PRODUCT – GENERAL AND INGREDIENTS

1. What is Pond’s Age Miracle?

Pond’s Age Miracle is the latest innovation from The Pond’s Institute, a pioneer of skincare since its inception in 1992. With its global network of 700 scientists and skin specialists, The Pond’s Institute was the first to launch Alpha Hydroxy Acids in clinically proven anti-ageing products, 200 other patents over the years.

Today, NEW Age Miracle is Pond’s first ever gold standard anti-aging formula with the Retinol-C Complex, a new game-changing technology that works 24 hour non-stop for rapid wrinkle repair and boosted youthful radiance

2. Who is Pond’s Age Miracle suitable for?

Pond’s Age Miracle was formulated with today’s harsh environment and non-stop lifestyle in mind. Modern women, aged 30+ years, continuously live non-stop lives and constantly need to balance work, family, and social life. Pond’s Age Miracle seeks to empower these women to keep living a non-stop life while helping them cope with the toll that life takes on their skin, such as accelerated formation of fine lines & wrinkles, and dullness becoming more chronic (permanent).

3. What is the new Retinol-C Complex?  And how does it work?

Retinol has been recognized as the gold standard in anti-ageing with its proven efficacy in reducing the signs of skin ageing. However, there is trade-off where a higher efficacy comes with a higher incidence of side effects like skin irritation, erythema, etc. This calls for a new anti-ageing solution that balances efficacy with stability (milder on the skin).

Retinol-C Complex, the next generation of Retinol technology, releases retinol actives continuously to strengthen skin from the inside to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and provide youthfully radiant skin on the outside.

Retinol-C Complex is formulated with:

4. What does “clinically” proven mean?

“Clinically proven” means that the clinical tests have been carried out to assure that the product delivers desired efficacy under testing safety guidelines.. A clinical test is a professional test carried out by clinical experts on consumers. Testing results are also endorsed by dermatologists. These tests are also an accurate estimate of efficacy and overall product performance. Clinical trials conducted for Pond’s Age Miracle showed that, among other positives, 98% of subjects noticed visible plumping of fine lines & wrinkles, leaving their skin soft and smooth.

PRODUCT USAGE/INDICATION & SUITABILITY

1. What is the ideal application or procedure for the range?

Apply gently over your face and neck, massaging the product into your skin after cleansing your face. For best results, we recommend using both the new Pond’s Age Miracle Day Cream and the Night Cream on a daily basis.

The new Pond’s Age Miracle has been clinically proven to work within your skin throughout the day but it is also important to consider skin processes that take place overnight. The Pond’s Age Miracle Night Cream, designed to maximize efficacy, will help boost anti-ageing effects as night-time is the golden time to repair your skin..

2. Is the product suitable for people with sensitive skin or other skin conditions?

Pond’s Age Miracle products are designed to complement your skin to enhance its natural process. With the new Retinol-C Complex formulation, people can enjoy the efficacy of gold standard Retinol without its side effects of skin irritation. This makes Pond’s Age Miracle better suited towards all skin types.  We have validated the products through consumer & clinical tests on general skin types. In the case of any irritation happen please consult your dermatologist or call our care line.

3. Are there any side effects of using Pond’s Age Miracle?

For over 150 years, the Pond’s promise has been to deliver safe and revolutionary product innovations that make a real difference to women. All Pond’s Age Miracle variants have been validated through safety and irritation test and all meet regional requirements. However, we acknowledge that everyone’s skin is different. Hence, if any person experiences skin irritation after using the product for more than 3 days, we recommend that they stop using the product immediately and consult a dermatologist.

4. How should I store the products?

Please keep the container tightly closed and put it in a dry and cool place. Avoid direct exposure to heat and sunlight. Pond’s Age Miracle has been formulated and professionally packed to protect the goodness and efficacy of the product during the life time.

Zenutrients CocoHoney Firming Mask
Friday, 24 February 2017

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Zenutrients CocoHoney Firming Mask firms and tightens tired skin.

Made with two key ingredients:

  1. CocoHoney, for cell repair and regeneration. It is a concentrated form of the coconut sap that comes from the flowering of the coconut plant, it contains 24 natural Amino Acids, 17 Vitamins and 14 Minerals, helping skin stay young.
  2. Hyaluronic Acid, that keeps skin stable and moisturized. Helps to instantly boost skin’s ability to absorb and hold moisture for long-lasting hydration.

- Has no silicon, no parabens, no fragrance, and is also colorant-free
- Best for dry, mature skin; but works well for tired skin needing that boost
- Can be used up to 4x a week

How to use:

1. Apply to clean skin, avoiding the eye area.
2. Leave for 15-20 minutes or until dry.
3. Peel off, no need to rinse.

FULL SIZE: 40ml

PRICE: PHP 499.00

AVAILABLE AT:

3/F Lucky Chinatown Mall

2/F Virra Mall Greenhills

G/F Landmark Trinoma

G/F Landmark Makati

G/F Festival Mall

3/F Robinson’s Ermita

G/F SM Pampanga

G/F SM Sucat

57 East Capitol Drive Bgy. Kapitolyo Pasig

L/G SM SouthMall

2/F SM Manila

3/F SM Megamall Bldg A Walkway

G/F SM San Lazaro

G/F Ayala Trinoma

2/F SM Bicutan

G/F Century City Mall

G/F Market Market Mall Center Atrium

2/F Metro Gaisano Ayala Mall Cebu

2/F Metro Gaisano Colon Cebu

G/F SM Marilao

G/F SM Santa Rosa Laguna

G/F SM Lanang Davao

2/F SM Bacolod

G/F SM Dasmarinas Cavite

2/F SM Fairview

2/F SM North Edsa Main Building

G/F UP Town Center

2/F Alabang Town Center

3/F SM Calamba Laguna

G/F SM General Santos

G/F Solenad Nuvali 3

Also available on www.beautymnl.com;www.zalora.com.ph;www.seektheuniq.com

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook: zenutrientsofficial

Instagram: zenutrients

Twitter: zenutrients

Website: www.zenutrients.com.ph

Email: [email protected]

 

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MAXI_5

Our skin gets clogged every single day because of several factors – being under the sun, for one, gives way for dead skin cells on the surface of our skin. Another factor would be our skin’s natural oil production, that when mixed with bacteria, and even dead skin cells can cause acne flare-ups.

I firmly believe that micro-exfoliation is needed as part of one’s skin care regimen because it prevents further layers of dead skin cell buildup that can cause flare-ups when mixed with all other factors.

That is why I was so excited with the new Maxi-peel Zero Micro-Exfoliant Fluid.

How does Maxi-peel Zero Micro-Exfoliant Fluid work?

- First, it prepares your skin’s outer layer by unclogging your facial pores with the help of BHA Microexfoliant

- The next layer of skin is relieved from all dead skin cells, acne scars and blemishes through the power of AHA Microexfoliant

- Going deeper, it loosens the buildup of skin contaminants and helps prevent the development of acne.

- Finally, Vitamins B3, C, and E protect each layer on the inside and lightens your skin tone on the outside.

Reading how the Maxipeel Zero Micro-exfoliant Fluid works helped me realized how limited my knowledge of micro-exfoliating was. All I knew is that micro-exfoliant was just a less abrasive facial scrub ( though, more penetrating ). Apparently, this micro-exfoliant has three steps: it contains BHA that takes care of unclogging, AHA takes care of refining the skin texture, and further, it kills acne at its source and nourishes the skin that lightens the surface skin color. Wow. But how is the experience?

I don’t think my day is ever complete without a micro exfoliant wiped on my skin to cap my day. All throughout the day, I would wear makeup, and experience my skin oil up from time to time, I knew I had to sleep with a really clean face, hoping that no trace of makeup would cause me acne, or that my pores would not blend in with any product used on my skin to combine and erupt. I used Maxipeel Zero Micro-exfoliant Fluid for that matter, and my skin never felt that clean, without the usual redness and visible peeling that other exfoliants have caused my skin. My pores looked and felt smoother, and my skin texture finer. This review is based on my one-week usage of this product.

If I had not used this, my skin would be the same as before – it would feel and look like my pores would build up on white heads and black heads, and I would just be going to the dermatologist every month for cleaning – extraction, but there would be no maintenance on my skin, and it would not be an effective of a solution because it doesn’t really do anything for my skin. I want my skin to be able to have clogged pores less and to eradicate my acne even before it starts, and not resort to injections.

Overall, the Maxipeel Zero Microexfoliant Fluid cleanses without the redness and visible peeling that has great value for money ( how affordable is this? ). It made my skin look clean, fine-textured, and always bright because I feel like new skin is always revealed every day! Micro exfoliants are just LOVE!