Known for its full line of trendy, affordable, and accessible makeup, Ever Bilena has been producing your “OG” two-way cakes, sturdy wooden German brow pencils, trusty matte lipsticks, viral lip and cheek tints, and BB creams over the years. The brand started its humble beginnings with nail polish in 1983.
Ever Bilena’s Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Denice Sy, shares that their newest drop is part of their sustaining campaign towards the company’s 40th Anniversary in March 2023. “Ever Bilena has evolved so much over the years, and because we offer a complete range of color cosmetics items, people forget that decades ago, Ever Bilena was also the local market leader for nail polish!”
She adds, “It’s an ode to the loyal patrons of Ever Bilena who have been with us from the start, as well as to the present generation who have learned to love the brand from their moms and lolas!”
Ever Bilena has been quick to innovate in the last year, with impressive new releases for Korean-made premium skincare boosters and serum-infused makeup under its popular EB Plus collection revealing new aesthetic packaging for its well-loved classics!
Those who frequent SM Malls will also enjoy Ever Bilena’s new fixtures and displays that they started deploying to SM Beauty Department Stores in the Ber months of 2022!
According to Sy, “We wanted to bring excitement back to makeup after three long years in a pandemic! Makeup should make you feel good and happy, and shopping should be an immersive and enjoyable experience!”
Ever Bilena’s brightly lighted black and pink fixtures are paired with friendly and empowered beauty consultants ready to attend to every Ever Bilena customer’s beauty questions.
Ever Bilena’s Nail Polish line is the brand’s first release of the year so far. Sy teases more surprises coming soon from EB, from premium formulas in its upcoming new product launches, inspiring stories, and endorsement partnerships to top-tier beauty pageant collaborations, among others.
Ever Bilena’s nail polish line is available exclusively in Alfamart and online in their flagship Shopee, Lazada, and Tiktok shops. All other Ever Bilena items are available in Watsons, SM Beauty Dept Store, Robinsons Dept Store, SM Markets, Puregold, Waltermart Group, Gaisano Group, LCC Group, etc.
While Bakuchiol may appear new and unfamiliar, Ever Bilena Cosmetics, Inc. (EBCI) is the first Filipino cosmetics company to have introduced this innovative ingredient to the Philippines as early as two years ago. EBCI is the corporation behind household names like Ever Bilena and Hello Glow.
Bakuchiol, pronounced, buh·koo·chee·owl, is a plant-derived extract found in the leaves and seeds of the Psoralea corylifolia plant, nicknamed “Babchi.” The vegan ingredient has been heralded as a retinol alternative for those looking for anti-aging benefits sans the irritation.
While Bakuchiol may appear new and unfamiliar, Ever Bilena Cosmetics, Inc. (EBCI) is the first Filipino cosmetics company to have introduced this innovative ingredient to the Philippines as early as two years ago. EBCI is the corporation behind household names like Ever Bilena and Hello Glow.
In 2020, Hello Glow released its best-selling Hello Glow Advanced Rejuvenating Set, a dermatologist-recommended anti-aging kit that incorporates Bakuchiol into its Night Cream.
EBCI’s Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Denice Sy-Munez shares that most skin care sets in the local market “use illegal and undisclosed dosages of hydroquinone and tretinoin. These can cause burning sensations and intense visible peeling that could result in severe skin damage.”
Thus, her Research & Development Department collaborated and consulted with numerous formulators and dermatologists before deciding to utilize Bakuchiol for their set’s rejuvenating benefit instead.
The British Journal of Dermatology has referred to Bakuchiol as a very “promising” active ingredient for preventing and addressing signs of skin aging such as wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Studies from the same journal have shown that topical bakuchiol and retinol have produced the same benefits in photoaging
According to Sy-Munez, “Research shows that Retinol formulated with Bakuchiol boosts the former’s efficacy.” And this is precisely the objective of Hello Glow when it developed the “advanced” skin set.
“The Hello Glow Advanced Rejuvenating skin set does so well, selling over 500,000 per year! We’ve sold almost 70,000 sets on Shopee alone!” exclaims Sy-Munez. “And what the majority of customers, skincare experts, and influencers rave most about it is our night cream!” The confidence in Bakuchiol led to the creation of the Ever Bilena Plus Bakuchiol Lifting Night Serum, finally giving the ingredient its own spotlight! “It is the most affordable pure Bakuchiol serum in the market,” adds Sy-Munez. Other international brands sell their Bakuchiol-infused serums at the equivalent of Php 1,800 up to Php 9,000 apiece. EB Plus’s Bakuchiol Serum is only Php 395 each and is made in Korea!
In its latest makeup release, EB Plus also integrated this superstar ingredient in its EB Plus Good Skin Day Serum Infused Skin Tint! The newest easy-to-blend sheer-to-medium coverage base product contains Bakuchiol paired with Hyaluronic Acid to ensure skin is firm and amply moisturized while revealing a natural filter-finish glow.
As gentle as Bakuchiol can be though, make sure to always patch test beforehand so to avoid potential allergic reactions! Hello Glow and Ever Bilena products are available in all leading department stores, Watsons, and online at their official flagship Tiktok, Shopee, and Lazada E-commerce stores.
To excel in what you do, you must love what you do—the Philippines and beauty pageant is a shining example. While other countries religiously support events like Super Bowl and the FIFA World Cup, we are devoted more to a different kind of competition—the beauty pageant.
Eventually, beauty pageants (also known as ‘beaucons’) were springing up like mushrooms, becoming a staple at town fiestas and all but there’s nothing quite like the Miss Bayview Park Hotel 2022 with this year’s winner, Mikhaella Fernandez.
“The objective of this pageant is to reflect the hotel values in maintaining the drive in our staff who are committed to delivering excellent service with the promise of total guest satisfaction,” says Eugene Yap, Bayview Park Hotel general manager. “The beauty pageant is also a testament to the hotel’s great comeback after over two years of lockdown that we altogether were challenged with as a nation,” Yap added.
The pageant held last November 15 presented six candidates from different departments starting with Danise Calamasa (Finance), Jhudee Reyes (Food & Beverage), Rosanna Roxas (Executive Office), Mikhaella Fernandez (Front Desk), Rhona Danabar (Kitchen), and lastly, Marycris Cabatic (Food & Beverage).
The candidates were presented in a fun-filled pageant with an opening production dance number, the long gown competition, and the much-awaited question-and-answer portion. The criteria for judging were as follows—poise and bearing, stage presence, projection, stage presence, and overall impact. This year’s panel of judges were Maryo Banlat Labad (Klik. Ph), Mark Dimaano (Hotelbeds), Wilson Villamor (aka Atorni Ton of Flex TV App), Ms. Kayle Nicole Amurao (Dept. of Public Services, Manila City Hall) Ms. Zenaida Viaje (Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau) and Ms. Michelle Taylan (Philippine Travel Agencies Association).
Special awards were given to candidates Rosanna Roxas as Miss Resilience, Jhudee Reyes as Miss Initiative, Marycris Cabatic awarded as Miss Punctuality and Miss Photogenic, Rhona Danabar as Miss Charity, and Miss Breakthrough.
Aside from bagging the coveted crown, Mikhaella Fernandez was also awarded Miss Social Media, Best in Promotional Video, and Employees Choice Award.
All six candidates were commendable during the pageant as each of them was allowed to voice out and represent the Bayview Park Hotel’s core values and causes in promoting our country’s tourism efforts.
The hotel has taken the pageant culture by organizing the very first Miss Bayview Park Hotel in 2018 with Jane Espino as its first title-holder. In its over 75 years of existence, Bayview Park Hotel is one of the most iconic hotels in the Philippines and has been one of the longest-running and sought-after hotels in the city of Manila. Known for its budget-friendly, first-class accommodation, facilities, and amenities, Bayview Park Hotel will surely make your vacation truly memorable.
Whatever the inherent reason why we love beauty pageants, there’s one that can’t be denied—it’s a lot of fun to watch especially if you’re on the winning team. See you again next year for the Miss Bayview Park Hotel 2023.
Bayview Park Hotel Manila is at 1118 Roxas Boulevard Corner United Nations Avenue, Manila, Philippines. For bookings and reservations, call +63-02-5261555, email email@example.com, or visit bayviewparkhotel.com.
Hello Glow introduces a new ultralight multitasking sunscreen, jampacked with nourishing, brightening, and barrier-repairing benefits! It has certified broad-spectrum UVA / UVB protection, too!
It’s no secret that sunscreen is the single most imperative step in any skincare routine. Gone are the days when SPF protection is limited to beach trips and sun care. By now, it is common knowledge that sunscreen use is not only key to skin cancer prevention (which truly saves lives!), but is also the best go-to product for anti-aging!
UV protection has therefore become a bare minimum requirement in skincare. Korean-inspired skincare brand, Hello Glow, knows this by heart. Having been the first local brand to champion third-party laboratory test certifications in all its SPF claims, in line with its goal to educate the Philippine market about the importance of transparency in product labeling and understanding skincare ingredients.
This time, Hello Glow takes it up another notch, introducing a new multitasking sunscreen jampacked with myriad skincare benefits due to popular demand: the Hello Glow Ultralight ++ Matte Sunscreen SPF 30+ PA+++ in an economical 50g pouch!
Raved by top-tier dermatologists and skincare vloggers for its high-tech formulations and commitment to clean beauty, followers of Hello Glow may recognize its new release as the 10g day cream product part of the brand’s flagship skincare set, the Hello Glow Advanced Rejuvenating Set.
“We are a firm believer that the best sunscreen is one that you will be willing to use and reapply regularly every single day! We received so much feedback asking for a bigger size because our users simply loved the formula,” says Denice Sy-Munez, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Ever Bilena Cosmetics, Inc. and the founder of Hello Glow.
According to Sy-Munez, beyond sun protection, their innovation team focused on creating a “comfortable and lightweight serum-like consistency” as well as incorporating active ingredients that are proven to be effective in addressing the major skin concerns of Filipinos.
“Most of our users are either seasoned skincare enthusiasts or recent converts from the ‘rejuv’ market,” shares Sy-Munez. Thus, the Hello Glow Ultralight ++ Matte Sunscreen utilizes an innovative blend of Centella Asiatica with 3 types of Ceramides to effectively calm and soothe skin, while simultaneously nourishing and repairing the skin barrier.
It also contains 4% Niacinamide, a popular multitasking skin-brightening agent that helps control oil production, blurs the appearance of pores, treats acne, and lightens dark spots. Sy-Munez states that “dermatological journals have shown that 4% Niacinamide is 80% as effective as 4% Hydroquinone in treating melasma, without the harmful and irreversible side effects!”
The sunscreen consists of an innovative and powerful brightening active ingredient Hexylrescorcinol for further antioxidant protection. Sy-Munez adds that the synergy of Niacinamide boosted with Hexylresorcinol can even out discoloration and reveal visible and superior anti-aging benefits. “It’s not as commonly used or known in the Philippines, but trust that it can do wonders for your complexion!”
To support its sun protection claims, the Hello Glow Ultralight ++ Matte Sunscreen has a BBioNest-certifiedDAISO UV Transmittance Analyzer SPF rating of SPF 43+ PA+++. The sunscreen can also be used as a primer before applying makeup, and as a nourishing daily barrier-selling moisturizer.
For those who prefer a watery-like sunscreen or a tinted moisturizer with SPF protection, Hello Glow offers two other multitasking sun care products respectively, the Hello Glow 3-in-1 Lightweight Sun Care Gel and Hello Glow Anti-Pollution Tinted Sunscreen with tone-adapt technology.
Hello Glow is available online at Shopee, Lazada, Tiktok , and Zalora, in physical stores like Watsons, The SM Store, Robinsons, SM Supermarkets, Alfamart, Puregold, Waltermart group, Gaisano group, among other leading retail outlets nationwide. Hello Glow can also be purchased through its resellers and Ever Bilena Direct Sales dealers.
Lloyd and Judith Barran seemed to have it all– a blossoming business, a great marriage, but one must simply know how they came to achieve all of this. There is one word for it: love.
A couple’s shared love and passion
Before they married and had three wonderful children, Lloyd and Judith were in different worlds– almost literally. Lloyd was born in Guyana, South America while Judith first saw the light of the world in Davao, Philippines. Even as a young man, Lloyd did everything with passion and grit. He was a stellar student– up till he entered college at the University of Saskatchewan, he continued his love for science by taking up Pharmacy.
However, science took a break for a while when he went back to Guyana to become a corporate secretary to six companies in the Booker, McConnell Group of Companies. It was a great undertaking, but his love for science still prevailed as he went back to Canada, eventually opening up a retail pharmacy that lasted for 25 years. That was the time when Lloyd met Judith– an encounter like no other.
Judith was a Commerce graduate, but she was also keen on discovering and making new paths for herself. She studied interior decorating, and affluent people from Davao would acquire her to decorate their mansions. She followed her heart and married Lloyd in 1992, and moved to Canada a year later. In 2000, She attended Aromatherapy school, and Lloyd followed her the next year. Their love for each other and their interest in aromatherapy brought forth the existence of Essence of Cleopatra Aromatherapy, Presenting Cleopatra Luxury Skincare– a testament of dedication and passion to their craft.
A product of their love and dedication
The Essence of Cleopatra Aromatherapy, Presenting Cleopatra Luxury Skincare features a wide range of products that seek to enlighten one’s well-being and promote a healthy and invigorated lifestyle as well. Like the name Cleopatra, which originated from Ancient Egypt, they also want their customers to experience beauty in its most refreshing form. They have several products that seek to help people feel naturally better. They have several aromatherapy blends for Muscle & Joint Pain, Cold Sores, Headaches, and Cold & Flu, among others. All of their products are made from 100% essential oils and are used and recommended by doctors and dermatologists alike.
During the pandemic, they have also created their skincare line, Cleopatra Luxury Skincare. It features a variety of luxury serums–the Scar and Stretch Mark serum, the Youth Serum Elixir, and the Acne Blend. Customers from all over the world have been raving about it, as it enhances their youthful beauty and nourishes the skin!
On to greater heights
Despite all the odds, the couple’s love for aromatherapy and their strong bond has been crucial for the Essence of Cleopatra Aromatherapy, Presenting Cleopatra Luxury Skincare to rise to greater heights. Their partnership, sense of duty, and love for each other have helped them grow together and as individuals. In turn, the Essence of Cleopatra Aromatherapy is now growing and thriving, never backing down.
Lloyd and Judith are now hand in hand in managing their business, which has also helped people from all around the world discover what it takes to take their health and beauty to a higher level. Judith is currently focused on marketing its products in Western Canada, preparing for the launch of its product in the fall of 2022. One thing is for sure– their love for aromatherapy and each other will never waver, much like the Essence of Cleopatra Aromatherapy’s success.
“I’m so happy and I’m so proud. EB has been here for 39 years and they’re still the number 1 beauty brand in the Philippines …” says Alex Gonzaga (AG) about being the newest face of Ever Bilena.
Ever Bilena (EB) introduced us to “AG in Everland” to celebrate the launch of its newest celebrity endorser, Alex Gonzaga, last September 19. The event space was beautifully decorated in blooming shades of pink. Guests were invited to take part in a variety of fun games and beauty challenges for a chance to win more EB freebies. Using the hashtag #AGforEverBilena, the event was hosted by Samantha Bernardo and held at Eton Centris Elements.
According to Ever Bilena’s Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Denice Sy-Muñez, this was their first ever big event since the lockdown happened almost two and a half years ago. Denice mentions her happiness in reconnecting with influencers, editors, and users who have played an active role in creating conversations for Ever Bilena – “It’s been a while since we met and caught up, and it’s so nice to see the local beauty community thriving towards normalcy!”
Truly, a major Ever Bilena event was surely missed by influencers and media alike, as key opinion leaders and personalities made time to come to Everland. Among the attendees were Youtubers Letisha Velasco, Johnrey, Michelle Dy, and Bing Castro; Beauty Tiktokers Lenie Aycardo, Hajie Alejandro, Leishki, Chachaboom, celebrities Mariel Pamintuan, Alyana Asistio and Anykka Asistio were also present.
For Ever Bilena, there’s no one better than AG to be the Filipina brand’s newest face. Denice describes her as “fun, versatile, and relatable — representative of the kind of personality and beauty that Ever Bilena stands for.”
Denice shares that Ever Bilena is for the hardworking, modern Filipinas. “Whether they are stay-at-home moms, career women, college students, or hard-working entrepreneurs, we are inspired by our users and by what motivates them.”
When asked what EB customers can expect from the brand, Denice states that EB aims “to continuously tell stories and release innovations that resonate with [EB customers]. We will continue to be affordable because we recognize money is hard earned and we want our users to get every bang for their buck!”
Alex reiterates the sentiment, proudly repeating, “Almost all Filipinas have tried Ever Bilena. Even those abroad, they look for Ever Bilena kasi ‘yun ‘yung kinalakihan nila. And then now, there’s a new line of products that cater to the new generation that looks for products with certain ingredients. It’s just such an honor to be part of this beauty mogul [brand] in the Philippines.”
In a Q&A Session, Samantha Bernardo and Alex Gonzaga exchanged stories about their favorite Ever Bilena moments and products. Alex mentions that part of her day-to-day makeup routine consists of EB’s All Day BB cream, the EB Plus shape and set brow liner, EB Pro highlighter in the shade Spotlight, and topping the routine off with her go-to lipstick shade – “Toast of New York.”
Alex says, “[This] EB lipstick kasi kahit ‘yun lang isuot ko parang complete na look ko.” She likes a “low maintenance” effort for her glammed-up looks. Meaning, she wants products that are economical and easy to use, but deliver pigment and quality! Alex adds that her days are usually packed with vlog shoots and TV guestings, so her makeup needs to be set in a way that can make her feel made up but still light and fresh.
Aside from Alex’s press launch, the brand also revealed its newest EB New Plus range at the event! The new line was created to meet the consumers’ clamor for the rewarding feeling of wearing makeup that is also good for the skin.
In line with Ever Bilena’s advocacy of making global trends accessible to Filipinos, EB Plus integrates skincare and makeup into one. Part of the EB Plus portfolio includes:
The EB Plus Wide Awake Caffeine Concealer comes in three shades and is infused with Kaolin for oil control, and Caffeine for de-puff eye circles. As an additional feature, this concealer utilizes a metal roller applicator to relax and cool under the eyes.
The EB Plus Fearless Serum Foundation comes in five shades and has a lightweight formula that delivers medium to full coverage. It is infused with sunscreen filters, Vitamin E, and CoQ10 for anti-aging and moisturizing benefits.
The EB Plus Two Way Serum Powder Foundation incorporates Vitamin C, Squalane, and Kaolin for antioxidant benefits while keeping oiliness at bay.
Finally, Keratin-powered eye products are the first in the country. The EB Plus Super Charge Liner is a jet-black liquid liner pen that can nourish lashes as it provides a powerful and precise line. The EB Plus Shape & Set Brow Serum Duo, on the other hand, has Vitamin E and Vitamin C on top of its Keratin-infused clear brow serum gel that can hold the brows up all day!
There’s so much to celebrate with Ever Bilena. From partnering with one of the most popular and sought-after endorsers of this generation, Alex Gonzaga to releasing their newest EB Plus line, which demonstrates the brand’s adaptability in understanding its customers and delivering innovations that resonate with them.
Get to know these Filipina entrepreneurs who are transforming lives with their awesome beauty products!
With the pandemic entering the world last 2020, a lot of lives were challenged. People had to live with the new normal, skipping some of the things that were usually so accessible in exchange for safety from the virus. Aside from that, livelihoods and businesses were also drastically affected because of the overall impact that the virus had on the lifestyles of people. One such industry is the beauty industry because now, people had limited access to its services and products, as well as a smaller budget.
In the case of these two local beauty brands, we see proof that despite the challenges the businesses might face, a brand can still make it through with hard work, the right intentions, and maybe, a little bit of luck.
Dear Face: Affordable and available for everyone
One such brand is Dear Face. Launched in November 2020, the brand started small with only two skincare sets, a facial wash, and a serum. During the height of the pandemic, its CEO and founder, Ma. Jonalyn Sison-Ramos identified two major problems that people were faced with: (1) lack of source of income due to the economic effects of the global lockdown and (2) lack of self-care due to isolation and quarantine. These are the main reasons whyDear Facewas born as well as the driving force of its mission and purpose. The company is dedicated to empowering people by providing a main source of income through its distributorship program. It also aims to give people a form of self-care with its wide range of effective supplements and skin care products that are affordable and available to everyone.
Since its inception, the brand has gained impressive momentum, with over 1500 local and international distributors in countries like the United States of America, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Brunei, United Kingdom, etc. Some of you may know their TikTok famous product — the Drunk Skin,which has sold more than 250,000 bottles to date. With the rate things are going for Dear Face, there’s no denying that this young brand’s current success is only the beginning!
Skinpotions’ magical touch
Another brand with a magical touch is Skinpotions. It was founded in 2013 by sisters Ma. Jonalyn Sison-Ramos, a registered nurse by profession, and Ma. Aileen Sison-Pacheco, a former international flight attendant. Interestingly, their interest started because Jonalyn struggled with teenage acne and her journey to finding products that worked on her skin. Apart from this, both share a common passion for helping people transform their lives and feel better about themselves through skincare and makeup.
Skinpotions started reaching its consumers through online selling platforms. It introduced cost-effective products in varieties of soap, lotion, face cream, and serum, then eventually expanded its selection, adding makeup and cosmetics to its product line. Only two years later, the brand grew to have more than 100 local distributors and also some from countries abroad such as the USA, Italy, Japan, UAE, and Australia. The company has also joined several shopping bazaars and collaboration stores to reach more consumers.
With the demand for products rapidly increasing around the country, especially in provinces, Skinpotions partnered with Francorp Philippines and opened its doors to franchising. The brand then became a duly member of the Philippine Franchise Association and was able to open several franchise stores, expanding its scope in Luzon and Visayas. Spreading its wings even further, its CEO, Ma. Jonalyn Sison-Ramos won the 2018 Nextgen in Franchising of the International Franchise Association in Phoenix, Arizona USA.
The following year, Skinpotions collaborated with The Walt Disney Co. Philippines to launch a selection of makeup products for Disney’s live-action remake of the movie, Aladdin. Like in the movie theme song – A Whole New World, this move was truly a shining, shimmering, and splendid one for the brand. Its block screening, attended by known influencers and vloggers in the country, was one of the many achievements this venture brought the company.
Skinpotions currently has over a hundred and seventy-eight thousand followers on Facebook, a reflection of its rising popularity as well as the lives it has changed through its products.
It’s inspiring to see these young Filipina entrepreneurs thrive while transforming the lives of their products’ users as well as their business partners. If you’re looking for a new beauty product to try, why not check these brands out?
Featured photo: Ma. Aileen Sison-Pacheco and Ma. Jonalyn Sison-Ramos
My friend’s skin has been breaking out — call it maskne. But this time, she relates, has been the worst her skin has gone. She tried so many skincare brands that promised to address her concern, but none that saved it the way OMO! White did with just simple strokes of cotton-ball applied toner on my face.
Wondering what she used? Omo! White’s AcneClear Toner
Clear, plump, Korean-quality, glowing skin has been made achievable by OMO! White. Nothing beats a good night’s rest and getting your dose of hydration daily. But skincare-wise, for less than the price of a plane ticket to Korea, OMO! White has got you covered so you can get that porcelain Korean-like skin.
Slang for “Oh My Goodness!” – OMO’s complete line of custom per skin-type toners will have your “Oppas” instantly raving! And it’s not just for the ladies, it’s for everyone!
Each OMO! product is formulated for a specific skin type. Whether you sport a normal, oily, acne-prone, or combination surface, no translation or subtitles necessary – OMO understands!
For Oily and Acne-Prone Skin OMO! White’s Acne Clear
With acne-busting ingredients such as Niacinamide, AHAs – Glycolic acid, Lactic acid, and CICA (Centella Asiatica)— the Acne Clear White Toner is perfect for those with oily and acne-prone skin. This gentle facial toner can help you achieve clearer skin, making you less prone to breakouts. It also helps soothe and calm irritated skin. And this is exactly the toner that helped clear my breakout skin. I heard it’s also their bestselling variant.
Intense Cleanse Toner— for Normal to Combination Skin
OMO! White’s Intense Cleanse White Toner mildly exfoliates and hydrates your skin with every quick swipe! This toner is supercharged with Activated Charcoal, Salicylic acid (BHA), Allantoin, and Alpha Arbutin, which lightens dark spots, gets rid of whiteheads and blackheads, as well as softens and re-energizes your skin— just in time for your close-up.
For Normal Skin, Try OMO! White’s Ooh-La-Light White Toner
Make them say…nothing because they’ll be speechless when they see your fresh and glowing skin!
Applicable for Normal, Dry, or Sensitive skin, OMO! White’s Ooh-la-Light White Toner has a fast-absorbent lightweight formula that gives maximum hydration and mildly exfoliates for that naturally youthful glow. It is scientifically mixed with Lactic Acid (AHA), Glutathione, CICA (Centella Asiatica), and Alpha Arbutin— ingredients balanced for radiance and gentleness.
So what are you waiting for? Lock in that K-glow for an affordable price with OMO! Available at your nearest Robinson’s Department Store, Robinson’s Supermarket, and Robinson’s Easymarts.
The ageless Gloria Diaz tells us her beauty regimen to maintain that Miss Universe look. She believes in the old adage that “you are as old as you look and feel, you are the age you are.”
Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz has retained that Miss Universe look after all these years. She conducts herself with flair and elan.
Gloria believes in the old adage that “you are as old as you look and feel, you are the age you are.” What keeps her radiant is maintaining a lifestyle of moderation, meaning, not too much alcohol, not too much late night-outs, and adhering to the saying, “early to bed, early to rise.”
Just like other figure-conscious women, she stays fit by engaging in constant exercise and watching her diet. Every day she goes to the gym to flex some muscles and from time to time undergo a massage treatment to lessen the pain and stiffness of her body.
She doesn’t really follow any special diet, although she chooses to eat more fruits and vegetables. “Quite often, I also eat junk foods,” she admitted from the previous interview. She takes care of her hair by using fewer chemicals like hair spray and other similar stuff.
One of her stunning assets is her almost flawless skin. She scrubs her body with a loofah (a rough sponge) and sometimes had it done in the parlor. Then she applies lotion to her skin. But most importantly, she says, is to take lots of vitamins and calcium.
For her face, she makes sure that it’s clean before she goes to bed. “I only use heavy makeup when I’m shooting or taping. You can’t help that. Otherwise, I just apply a little bit of eye makeup and lipstick,” she tells.
“It was worth a try,” she says of her experience in winning a Miss Universe title. “You must enter into it with an open mind that it’s not the be-all and end-all if you win or not win. Life goes on, and there can only be one winner. Fortunately, I came out on top.”
(Based on the exclusive interview in the old Mirror Weekly magazine by the same author)
Featured photo courtesy of gloria.diaz 69 on Instagram
As part of its Sustainability Program, Watsons Philippines has entered a collaboration with Plastic Bank to help reduce plastic pollution and alleviate poverty by creating livelihood.
Plastic waste is a big problem for the environment and humanity in general: Every minute, one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into the ocean. If this continues unabated, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans in 30 years. Sadly, the Philippines is one of the top 3 contributors to this plastic problem.
Sustainability has always been part of the Watsons DNA. Recognizing that the ocean stores a quarter of CO2 from the atmosphere and up to 93.4% of heat caused by the greenhouse effect, Watsons is committed to reducing the overall impact of its own brand plastic packaging so that it may contribute to ocean protection.
The A.S. Watsons Group has banned the use of microplastics in its own brand of rinse-off cosmetics or personal care products since 2014. By the end of 2019, this ban has been extended to all brands so no rinse-off cosmetics or personal care products from any brand are sold at any Watsons stores.
Watsons Philippines offers its customers four Sustainable Choices: Clean Beauty (mindfully created products without “unwanted” ingredients), Refill and Reduce (refilling bottles and reusing containers), Better Ingredients, and Better Packaging.
Through its Impact Program Collaboration with Plastic Bank, the health, wellness, and beauty retailer will continue to Do Good for the Oceans by committing to the prevention of 50,000 kg of plastic bottles from entering the world’s oceans – the equivalent of 2.5 million bottles over the first 12 months.
“At the heart of Look Good, Feel Great is Do Good. Watsons has always been at the forefront of sustainability and this collaboration with Plastic Bank only further reinforces our commitment to helping make this world a better place,” said Viki Encarnacion, Watsons PR and Sustainability Director.
“We are happy to team up with Watsons Philippines – a company that shares our vision on creating a regenerative economy. This collaboration showcases our unified goal of stopping ocean plastic while creating more opportunities for people living in vulnerable coastal communities,” said David Katz, Founder, and CEO of Plastic Bank.