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Avon and Hulyen release a three-part comic book series to promote “Beauty for All”

Avon has been promoting doing beauty differently for 135 years. During this year’s Pride Month, which yearly honors the LGBTQIA+ community along with their tales and experiences, the top direct-selling beauty company enhances this cause.

Avon Philippines created a three-part comic book series in collaboration with the cartoonist Hulyen (@hulyen) to promote its Beauty for All campaign, which highlights democratic beauty for all people, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.

“I think everyone deserves to celebrate their own version of beauty especially if it makes them feel good about themselves,” shares Hulyen. “It’s really great that a major beauty brand like Avon is rallying behind this advocacy because it encourages you to be yourself and celebrate what makes you you.”

Each strip depicts issues faced by the LGBTQIA+ community. The comics were distributed to hundreds of thousands of Avon representatives in more than 190 branches across the Philippines, encouraging them to learn more and understand better the LGBTQIA+ community.

In this scene, an individual struggles to remember the various labels in the queer spectrum. A friend reassures her that it’s important to be open about learning new things.

It also provides context that Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (or SOGIE, for short) goes beyond just the girl, boy, bakla, and tomboy that most Filipinos are more familiar with.

Another comic depicts a queer person who “magically” transforms into her true self when she’s with her friends. This has become a common experience with LGBTQIA+ individuals all over the world. According to Stonewall, only 46 to 47% of queer-identifying individuals feel open and confident to share their sexual orientation or gender identity with their families. Likewise, allies of the community should help create safe spaces where queer individuals can open up and express their true selves.

The last comic visualizes Avon’s commitment when it comes to promoting Beauty for All. It depicts an Avon representative who managed to provide quality beauty and self-care products for her customers, allowing them to truly enjoy their version of beauty no matter what their SOGIE.

“I have learned so much about Pride and how times are changing. It’s something new to me, but we have family and friends who are LGBTQIA+. Understanding them is a great way to show how much we respect them, and through these, I understand them even more,” Avon Representative Jennifer Limyu shares after reading the comics about the LGBTQIA+ community.

Max Closa, Avon Philippines’ Business Development Manager, welcomes Avon’s efforts to rally behind its employees in causes that involve them. “I’m so proud and thankful to be a part of a company who supports the LGBTQIA+ community. The changes might be gradual but it’s already a huge step for us,” Closa shares.

In line with the advocacy, Avon Philippines also recently held a SOGIE Sensitivity Seminar for Associates at their main office. Miss Trans World 2020 Mela Habijan spoke at the event where she discussed SOGIE, the different issues the community is facing, and how one can be a better ally. The trans beauty queen, host, and actress also made a SOGIE explainer video.

Avon Philippines supports members of the Manila drag culture with a variety of goods, like as the Limitless line, to promote their efforts in inclusivity (the first gender-free intimate apparel in the country). The business also made contact with the Home for the Golden Gays, which offers facilities for support and care for elderly LGBTQIA+ individuals.

“Avon continues with its commitment to create a better world for everyone. With Avon, everyone can be brave, brazen, and beautiful all at the same time because Beauty is for All—and that is how it should be in the years to come,” Avon PR and Communications Lead Marion Limlengco says.

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Over half of the population has sensitive skin, according to studies

Around 70% of individuals worldwide identify as having sensitive skin, and Dermatologists are seeing an increase in patients with sensitive skin. Sensitive skin is caused by a combination of environmental factors, lifestyle choices, and genetics, but patients typically exhibit compromised skin barriers, dryness, roughness, irritations, and tightness. The prevalence of sensitive skin has motivated research into the problem, resulting in skincare discoveries.

 “As a leader in sensitive skin for over 75 years, we are even more committed to delivering cutting-edge products to advance dermatological care for every skin story,” says Jade Silva-netto Ponoc, Galderma Philippines Business Unit Head.

In the Philippines, Cetaphil is bringing to the country for the first time Skin Awareness Month—the culmination of Cetaphil’s research into the science of gentle skincare, offering a chance to discover the breakthroughs and acquire specifically formulated products to care for all types of sensitive skin. It is part of the brand’s unwaveringly passion for providing complete care for sensitive skin; the Skin Awareness Month offers first-hand access to experts and science-driven recommendations to educate consumers on how best to care for their sensitive skin with a unique routine tailored to them. The annual event started 2021, eventually expanding across the Japan-Asia Pacific region before reaching the Philippines this year.

This year’s Skin Awareness Month is highlighted by the Skin Summit, which brings together dermatologists and skin enthusiasts for three days of themed discussions:

  • May 25a board-certified Dermatologist and member of the Philippine Dermatological Society, Dr. Francesca Sy-Alvarado, discusses sensitive skin and acne, along with Bianca Gonzalez, Maggie Wilson, and Patricia Prieto, who will discuss routines for sensitive skin
  • May 26 – a board-certified Dermatologist and member of the Philippine Dermatological Society, Jarische Lao-Ang, discusses the healthy way to brighten skin, along with Bea Alonzo, Laura Lehmann, Anne Curtis, and AC Bonifacio, who will discuss lifestyle-centric skincare
  • May 27 – a board-certified Dermatopathologist and a member of the Philippine Dermatological Society, Mara Evangelista-Huber, discusses the right foundation for baby’s skin health, along with hands-on parents Solenn Heussaff & Nico Bolzico. Relevant topics on healthy food, play and sleep will also be tackled as Nikki Gil, Mariel Padilla, Patrick and Nikka Garcia share their  experiences as they learn and choose the healthy start their babies deserve.

Access to the Skin Summit is free—interested participants may register via this link https://www.booths.virnew.com/events/cetaphil-2022/register

to reserve slots and avail of exclusive perks on Cetaphil products and other promotions during #SkinAwarenessMonth.

Every skin story deserves the greatest treatment, and Skin Awareness Month 2022 is jam-packed with exclusive offers and other free on-the-ground activities for all skin types. For additional information, visit @CetaphilPH on Instagram and Cetaphil Philippines on Facebook.

Cetaphil products can be found at Mercury Drug, Watsons, and other major drugstores and supermarkets across the country. You may also visit the Cetaphil Philippines official stores on Lazada and Shopee.

 

 

 

 

 

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Avon’s Pride campaign takes bronze in a regional PR competition

For other firms, observing Pride Month entails simply issuing a message of support and calling it a day. Avon, the country’s leading intimate clothing company, debuted the Limitless Collection, the country’s first gender-neutral underwear, and it’s a victory for everyone.

Avon’s #ComeAsYouAre campaign was well received by the LGBTQIA+ community for demonstrating how brands can go beyond in support of advocacies. Recently held in Singapore, it won Bronze for Best PR Campaign for Fashion & Apparel during the 2022 Marketing-Interactive PR Awards— recognizing outstanding campaigns in the PR and Communications industry across Southeast Asia, South Asia and ANZ regions.

The campaign garnered over 22 million total impressions, earning more than Php16 million in media values, and growing the brand’s Intimate Apparel innovation segment by over 468% versus the prior year—just a peek of what can be achieved when advocacy meets tangible development.

Visit www.avon.ph for more information on #ComeAsYouAre and other Avon Philippines advocacies.

About Avon
Avon has been doing beauty differently for 135 years. Avon is a company that connects people, using the power of beauty to transform lives for the better. Millions of independent sales Representatives across the world sell iconic Avon brands through their social networks, building their own beauty businesses on a full- or part-time basis.  Avon stands for gender equality, and we believe in listening to women’s needs, speaking out about issues that matter and creating positive change. Through Avon and the Avon Foundation we’ve donated over $1.1billion, with a focus on tackling gender violence and breast cancer. Avon is part of the Natura &Co Group.  Learn more at www.avonworldwide.com.
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With their 11th branch, Glam and Fab and Dear Self Aesthetics and Wellness Center celebrates their third year anniversary

Ms. Krystal Tecson-Garalde, COO of Glam and Fab and CEO of Dear Self Aesthetics, presented this message during their company’s third year anniversary celebration and thanksgiving last May 10, 2022 at the Pandan Asian Café in Tomas Morato, Quezon City. “We are beyond grateful to welcome the new members of our family and the vision that soars above self-care and self-love with the arrival of our 11th branch this month.” 

Glam and Fab and Dear Self Aesthetic and Wellness Center welcomes their 11th branch along Congressional in Quezon City, thanks to the united efforts and passionate commitment of each family member. Glam and Fab Fairview, Glam and Fab Caloocan, Glam and Fab Cubao, Glam and Fab Pasig, Glam and Fab Tacloban, Dear Self Manila, Dear Self Makati, Dear Self Camarin, Dear Self Cavite, and Dear Self Taguig have all attained this milestone.

The budding aesthetic and wellness-oriented company commits in offering budget-friendly and result-oriented services utilizing top caliber and tech-advanced machines.

“It was also not too long ago when we just eyed for giving quality and healthy aesthetic services which do not compromise prices, and now we are tapping best enhancement surgeons in the country,” Ms. Tecson-Garalde shared.

In addition, the company mainly offers advanced facial treatment, slimming and laser treatments and high-standard drip options that are proven to be effective to diverse clients.

Starting the Business and Pandemic Challenges

Ms. Tescon-Garalde also shared about their company’s objective when they started building their dream business and how they endured the business challenges brought by the pandemic.

“It was not too long ago when all we wanted was to make a living for our immediate family members and now with a grateful heart we are extending help to our friends and over hundred employees whom we also consider family – the very reason we surpassed the hardship of the pandemic is they have loyally stayed with us during our lowest time,” Ms. Tescon-Garalde mentioned.

A known aesthetic clinic inspired husband and wife, Ms. Krystal Tecson-Garalde and Ms. Dennis Garalde, to build the business, risking their family’s savings and regular full-time jobs.

With the right mix of involved people, business strategies and positive minds to achieve a common goal, they were able to reach success in just three years, despite the challenges brought by the pandemic.

Mr. Dennis Garalde, the CEO of Glam and Fab stressed the importance of working hard as one to accomplish the success. He said that family members and employees work hard every day to achieve what they have accomplished.

“Maybe yung three years na time maikli lang for everyone, pero sa kanila it was like 10 years. Kasi kung nag-open ka ng 2019 and the rest of the years were pandemic, medyo mahirap para sa kanila to survive, but they are here right now, celebrating third anniversary with more future plans for the business and for their clients,” Mr. Ric Abasola said, the company’s Marketing and Business Consultant.

The Big Event

The 3rd year anniversary celebration and thanksgiving was attended by the company’s Board of Directors, family members and invited guests including friends from the digital media (Blogger, Vloggers, Media Outlets, Influencers and Content Creators).

Another highlight of the night is the first-ever contract signing event with their newest brand ambassadors who will be the company’s face the next coming months.

Showtime dancers, Ms. Neri ‘BoomBoom Neri’ Lopera and Ms. Grace Abina graced the event. The two signed a contract with Glam and Fab and Dear Self Aesthetic and Wellness Center as their exclusive aesthetic and wellness provider.

“The fact that we are all here, to celebrate Glam and Fab’s 3rd anniversary and to sign our new brand ambassadors and the fact that we already have 10 branches and we are building some more, these alone are worth celebrating,” Mr. Allan Garalde, COO of Glam and Fab mentioned as he welcomed everyone in the event.

The new brand ambassadors shared their memorable experiences with the brand’s services and their ultimate transformation after months of undergoing various treatments.

“Sobrang blessing and binigay samin ng Glam and Fab. Sobrang taba ko before, laging sinasabi ni ate Vice, girl antaba mo! Pero dahil sa Glam and Fab, naachieve ko ulit yung ganitong body and napansin po ito ng Showtime family ko,” BoomBoom Neri bubbly said when she was asked to share her experience.

On the other hand, Ms. Grace Abina shared her frustrations before she started doing treatments with Glam and Fab and her gratitude to the company. “Ang hirap mag maintain ng body dahil ang daming expectations, that’s why I want to thank Glam and Fab for bringing back my confidence.”

Questions from the digital media friends were also accommodated and answered by the new brand ambassadors and the founders while having dinner.

Mr. Christian Tecson, COO of Dear Self Aesthetic, wrapped up the evening with some advice on how to succeed in any effort. “First and foremost, pray hard and trust our Father God Jehovah; second, believe in ourselves that we can survive; third, have a positive outlook on life; fourth, have family support; and finally, believe in and practice the turning tables idea, which involves converting negative things into positive things.” “Hindi natin to makakayanan kung hindi tayo solid,” I tell my family.

Glam and Fab Aesthetics and Wellness Center is on Instagram! 

Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/glamandfab.main/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/we.glamandfab

Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@we.glamandfab

 

 

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The new Dove Botanical Selection, with this you can flaunt your naturally beautiful hair

Everyone wants their hair to be attractive and healthy in order to increase their self-esteem. However, many products on the market contain substances that may be harmful rather than beneficial. More individuals have become aware of the harm that harsh additives can do to one’s hair in recent years.

In the new decade, a new beauty trend emerged: the clean beauty movement, in which consumers, including celebrities and influencers, are emphasizing and campaigning for products that are free of hazardous components in an effort to reconnect to nature. Furthermore, ladies have been moving away from heavier appearances and are instead embracing their natural beauty in its entirety.

With this in mind, Dove is introducing a new hair care product line to help girls achieve their naturally beautiful hair and overall bring out more confidence in each and every woman.

The new Dove Botanical Selection Shampoo and Conditioner brings selected natural ingredients to nourish hair. You can enjoy both the pleasant perfume and the nourishing effect of its 100% botanical oils. Its effective formula lets your hair enjoy the maximum benefits of natural ingredients, leaving your hair feeling revitalized, leading to you yourself feeling confident!

The conditioner has 0% colorant, the shampoo has 0% silicone, and both have 0% paraben. Moreover, the shampoo is infused with dissolvable petals for that beautiful and natural touch. By using this line regularly, you can unlock the best version of your hair.

The selection is available in three variants, distinguished by the flower each is made with and the hair problem it aims to address: Pink Morrocan Rose for damaged hair, Primrose for weak tresses prone to hair fall, and White Tea Blossom for oily hair.

Every variant from this collection caters to common hair problems women experience, promising better hair days ahead. With the new Dove Botanical Selection, you will find your hair feeling softer and healthier than ever. Get them on Shopee and Lazada at P100 off + free shipping (T&Cs apply), or shop the shampoo and conditioner bundle at 20% off at Watsons online and at their physical stores. The products will also be available in UStore and Edamama.

Natural nourishment has never looked so good. Go experience nature’s nurturing power through the groundbreaking Dove Botanical Shampoo and Conditioner if you want to unlock your hair’s inherent beauty. Visit All Things Hair at https://www.allthingshair.com/en-ph/ or BeautyHub.PH at https://www.beautyhub.ph/ to learn more about Dove.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Five Easy Steps to Achieving Legendary Lashes

The eyes are the soul’s windows. While a strong eye shadow can grab attention, lashes with noticeable length and volume will have them coming back for more!

So, whether you’re looking to amp up your attractiveness for a date night, hold everyone’s attention during a presentation, or just draw emphasis to your eyes while wearing a face mask, here are some reliable ways to achieve lashes that stand out in terms of length and volume without the use of falsies.

  1. Curl your lashes first, girl

Some ladies, especially those on-the-go, might skip this step before applying mascara to instantly up their lash game. However, a simple preparation will give you that extra edge.

The secret? Curling your lashes for about ten seconds. This gives it enough time to be bent to a more ideal shape while also respecting how delicate lashes actually are – once is enough! After that, you can apply a lash primer or a clear mascara which helps lengthen the lashes and reduce clumps. Let it stay and dry before applying the regular mascara.

  1. Avoid the clumps

Being at home for a while gave us fewer chances to need lashes with extra oomph. This might have affected the mascara formula, which when applied could result to clumpiness.

Set your mascara back to its original consistency by warming the tube (with the cap tightly secured, of course!) in a glass of hot water for a couple of minutes. When taking out the wand, don’t dip; twirl it instead to evenly distribute the formula onto the brush.

Still got some excess? Wipe the brush on a clean tissue before applying it on your lashes for an even spread.

  1. Start at the root and wiggle your way up

For mascara newbies, it might make sense to apply the product right at the tip but that’s actually one of the beauty no-no’s.

Start by wiggling the brush at the base of your lashes, and then start pulling up while maintaining that wiggling motion to keep the lashes separate from each other and create that desired illusion of full lashes. A flick of the wrist upward as you reach the end also extends the curl.

  1. Take time to layer your lashes

Remember: applying mascara to your lashes adds a layer of product to your natural hair follicles. With each layer applied, the more length your lashes will have, so take time to build it up as you go.

Aside from the clear mascara or primer mentioned earlier, a quick and easy way to add layers is by applying translucent powder in between coats of mascara, which will help the product cling to your lashes and make them thicker as you go. You could also mix and match other variants like waterproof mascara to make sure they’re protected from the elements.

Avon Legendary Lengths Mascara

  1. When it comes to your lashes – size matters

You’re already making a huge effort to make your lashes stand out, so keep everything on fleek by using Avon’s new and exclusive Legendary Lengths Mascara.

Thanks to the next generation polymers precisely designed in the product, which are applied with the instalength tapered brush, you may extend your lashes up to 50% and get 3x the volume, giving you 100 percent Lash Satisfaction from root to tip that can last all day.

“Why choose between length and volume when you can have both?”, says social media sensation Mimiyuuuh, who refuses to settle when it comes to her look and the beauty products that she uses. With the help of Avon Legendary Lengths Mascara, Mimi turns heads with volumized and longer lashes that are just to die for, without having to compromise one for the other.

Contact an Avon Representative near you or order online at www.avonshop.ph to acquire your own Legendary Lengths Mascara.

Avon is part of the Natura &Co Group.  Learn more at www.avonworldwide.com.

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New effective and simple hair hacks that you should must try!

Given the country’s harsh weather, you, like many Filipinas, devote a significant amount of time and money to providing your hair with the finest possible care. Pinays spend a lot of money on hair products and enjoy going to the salon on a regular basis to look their best. It might be difficult to fit in touch-ups and treatments at the salon when you have a busy schedule. TRESemmé is offering new products to help you look fresh and polished no matter where you go.

TRESemmé Root Touch-Up Spray is a salon-at-home solution for concealing gray roots and extending the time between salon appointments. This product works as a temporary hair color, covering gray roots in seconds and instantly revitalizing your hair. The TRESemmé Root Touch-Up Spray is lightweight and smudge-proof, and it only takes one minute to apply to your tresses. It’s available in three different colors: black, dark brown, and light brown.

The TRESemmé Root Touch-Up Spray is small enough to fit in your handbag and is deceptively easy to apply. All you need to do is shake the product well, spray at your desired area and massage the product onto your roots. With the TRESemmé Root Touch-Up Spray, you can take on the day with confidence knowing you have salon gorgeous hair.

Meanwhile, the new TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum helps you transform hair and create the glossy look of a professional blow-dry style. Packed with a non-greasy formula for you to achieve silky, smooth, and shiny hair, the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum contains keratin and marula oil. Marula oil smooths hair and adds gloss to give it freedom of movement.

By using this tiny but powerful hair product, you get to enjoy five excellent benefits: it fights frizz, detangles knots, boosts shine, adds softness, and tames flyaways. To apply the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum, you just have to apply two to three pumps on dry or damp hair. You can do this before or after styling to enhance your hair’s natural shine and smoothness.

The TRESemmé Root Touch-Up Spray has a suggested retail price of PHP 425 and is available at Shopee, Lazada, and Watsons stores nationwide. The TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum is exclusively available at Shopee and Lazada. It has a suggested retail price of PHP 455.

Good news—this February, you can purchase these new TRESemmé products at 30% off! Take advantage of the introductory discount on Lazada from February 15 to 19 and on Shopee from February 21-25 (all products), and on   Watsons stores from February 14 to 20 (dark brown and black Root Touch-Up Spray variants only).

You can showcase your salon-perfect hair everywhere you go with the new TRESemmé Root Touch-Up Spray and Keratin Smooth Shine Serum in your arsenal! Visit All Things Hair at https://www.allthingshair.com/en-ph/ or BeautyHub.PH at https://www.beautyhub.ph/ to learn more about TRESemmé.