5 Reasons Why I Love Tsubaki Oil

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Tsubaki oil comes from the seeds of the Camellia Oliefera plant or tree that grows in the high mountains of Asia and Japan. It is rich in oleic acid and vitamins A, B, D and E as well as nourishing Omega 3, 6 and 9 and has been widely used by Geishas in Japan over the years for great looking skin and hair.

Knowing how amazing Tsubaki Oil, I got so excited when my favorite hair and skin care brand Hairfood Co. launched Tsubaki Oil among their line of essential oils perfect for the Asian beauties.

Hairfood Co. Tsubaki Oil

Here are 5 reasons why I super love it!

    1. Non Greasy Feel! The molecular weight of the oil is an almost identical match for skin that I absolutely love it when I apply it on my face as it does not leave me feeling greasy nor does it feel heavy after application. It is full of essential fatty acids and lipids that are similar to those that you find in your skin so definitely it is perfect. It absorbs into the skin just about as fast as water making it great for all Skin Types so whether your skin is Normal, Oily, Combination, Dry, or Sensitive, you won’t go wrong with Tsubaki Oil.  Use it also for stretch marks, and lines too. It gets right down into your elastin and collagen of your skin and helps to keep your skin looking healthy. Simply massage 3 to 4 drops on the area.
    2. Hair Care – Just like the top layers of the skin, the hair is made up of similar protein, keratin. So therefore Tsubaki Oil is perfect for the hair because its lipid structure is recognized by the hair. Put on Tsubaki Oil on hair after wash preferably from the middle down to the ends and leave it on. OR you may want to massage it into your scalp and hair and leave it on for half an hour and then rinse it off.
    3. Makeup Remover – another thing I love with my Tsubaki Oil is it makes removing my makeup super easy especially my eye makeup (talk about eyeliner!). Simply apply a small amount of oil and use a cotton to remove the makeup! Seriously easy plus it does not irritate
    4. Great for Body Care – Tsubaki Oil is a nutrient and antioxidant-rich skin moisturizer and softener and its fatty acids contain powerful agents for retention and enhancement of skin moisture. Since it is fast absorbing, it penetrates deep into the lower layers of skin enhancing natural cell growth. Apply it on damp skin preferably after shower to get the following skin benefits;
      • Moisturizes, nourishes and softens skin
      • Restores elasticity
      • Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
      • Repairs stretch marks such as in after pregnancy
      • Heals minor acne scars
    5. Nails and Cuticle Care – yes! This is how versatile Tsubaki Oil is! For softer, smoother, and healthier nails and cuticles, put in few drops of tsubaki oil on a cotton and wipe to nails and cuticles. Best to do this after shower. This softens dry or brittle nails and rough cuticles, Keeps nails nourished, smooth and shiny, and helps alleviate discomfort from dry skin under.
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Loving Yourself Through Proper Health Care


We are all big on self-love and self-care. To some, prowling over fitness gyms in the neighborhood, raiding vegetarian restaurants at the corner of the street, and looting for the most effective herbal supplement over the counter is loving and caring for oneself. For others, self-care and self-love comes through indulgent skincare. Yes, you read it right. Skincare.

Though beauty is only skin deep, how your skin looks can affect your self-esteem. Having that glowing, healthy-looking, supple skin gives you the confidence boost to put out your best foot forward. But, implementing the right skin care regimen can be quite a challenge for some who are clueless as to what will work for them or will not.

“Skincare addresses two concerns: wellness and aesthetics or our sense of of being attractive, that’s why we do have to take care of our skin and not take it for granted,” says Dr.Lalaine Salazar, medical director of the Svelt’i Health and Beauty Center. For the past two years, SvelT’i has become a pillar of promoting health and beauty inside out while preserving a healthy skin and body. And in those two successful years, Svelt’i has helped many individuals turn their simple skincare into a ritual of self-love and self-care.

The doctor shared she would get similar messages, either in Viber or Instagram, from patients sending their before and after photos, telling how happy they are with the huge difference and beautiful improvement on their skin. One satisfied client shared, “I remember how I was so ashamed of my face full of acne but now I gained the confidence to face every day without hiding anything and with a positive attitude.”

Aside from promoting proper skin care regimen, Svelt’i is also committed to aiding people achieve a physically fit body with the help of technology. The centre offers a variety of non-invasive treatments that promote healthy weight loss. “After 10 sessions of I-curve and several of thermogenic, I lost more than 12 lbs and 7cm off my waist line. This enables me to use the clothes that I want and have regained confidence. I now take time ensuring what I wear is nice compared to before where I have no choice but wear bulky clothes” shares one fulfilled client. Since the centre’s launch two years ago, Svelt’i has been taking care of its clients’ needs for body slimming. What’s more fulfilling for the people behind Svelt’i is that each client comes out of the centre feeling better and fresher.

“These are the words that inspire us to give the best services. We are not just promoting beauty and health, we are building the self-confidence of our patients,” shares Dr.Lalaine.

Biting into the “health” and “wellness” craze makes one true to the epigram that says, “love yourself enough, to live a healthy lifestyle.” Taking good care of our body through proper skin care, eating a balanced diet, and sufficient exercise is the key to self-love and self-care we all deserve. And in our never ending journey to finding self-love and self-care, we can count on Svelt’i in achieving overall beauty, inside and out.

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The Scar Solution in a Tube

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Got a scar problem? Well, fret no more ladies! Introducing Clearascar! It is a scar gel solution with 100% silicone.  Silicone is clinically proven to improve the appearance of scars by lightening, flattening, and softening scars. It is clinically proven to improve the appearance of scars is as little as 8 weeks.

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Clearascar can be used on all types of scars caused by burns, cuts, surgeries, injuries, etc. and works best on elevated ones such as Hypertrophic scars and Keloids. Old scars? YES definitely! Clearascar can be used for old and new scars. It can even be used in face scars as it is non-comedogenic which means it will not block your pores. Safe for all types of skin.

Use Clearascar as early as 72 hours after getting the wound once it is completely closed (no raw areas and no scabs). For best results use Clearascar twice daily.

How to use Clearascar?

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Hairfood Co. BlogCon Meet-up


Hairfood Co., Philippines’ fast growing hair care brand recently held a blog conference in Cagayan de Oro to share the brand’s mission to the bloggers who attended the mini conference.

Though I have been using the products (Shampoo, Conditioner, essential oils such as the argan, rosehip, sunflower, and the weekend oil), I didn’t want to let the opportunity of hearing what they have to share about the brand so I was definitely grateful to have been invited to the event. It was such an eye opener and we all went home filled with knowledge about the brand and most of all, the chemicals we unknowingly put onto our hair/body that actually harms us, jeopardizing our health. Interesting!

Because hairfood co is focused on producing haircare products that does not result to eventual hair damage and health hazzards, I think it was great that they went their way to educating us about the main contents of the hair products we commonly use. I wasn’t really big in checking what’s in the hair products I use but after the blogcon, I realized I should be more vigilant to every product’s content regardless if it’s food or personal effects. It’s alarming how naive most of us are, and how we unconsciously put our health to peril by using  hair products that contains Paraben and Sulfates.

Paraben and Sulfates? WTH are those? Well, to help you understand better, Here’s a short info about them.

The Truth About Paraben and Sulfates

What is Sulfate?

When you wash your hair with most shampoos, you will most likely work up a thick lather (love it! right?). This thick lather that many of us love to see or feel, is actually produced by the sodium lauryl sulfate placed in the shampoo. Sodium lauryl is a detergent and crystalline salt of sulfated lauryl alcohol. Sodium lauryl sulfate is a sulfactant; a sulfactant is a product that reduces surface tension between a liquid and a solid. This reduction in surface tension is what produces the rich lather. Once surface tension is removed, the barrier between your hair and the shampoo is eliminated, enabling the sodium lauryl sulfate to rid the hair of oil and dirt.


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Beauty Finds : Myra Facial Wash


I naturally have an oily skin so finding for the right product that won’t leave me all shiny as I go my way is a bit challenging. While there are tons of skin care products that promises to get rid of excess oil and all that, most of them don’t really keep up to it. Currently because of stress I am struggling with mild breakout and I knew I needed something to control the oiliness and I am glad to have found the new Myra Facial wash. I love that it makes my skin feel so clean and free from oil but at the same time it doesn’t suck up my skin’s moisture.

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Myra VitaSmooth and VitaWhite Facial Wash are multi-benefit products and will be the only facial wash in the market with Vitamin E beads to help keep skin healthy and nourished while riding skin of excess oil and dirt.

I highly recommend ladies that you try either of the two Myra Facial Wash variants. Both feels good on the skin so whether you are looking into having a fairer skin or just want it hydrated, Myra got it covered. To help you decide, here’s the tvc and a brief information about the two below.

Myra® VitaSmooth Facial Wash 50mL – Moisturizing Facial Wash

  • Enriched with antioxidant Vitamin E  beads which protect and nourish skin to help keep it healthy with a youthful glow.
  • Has Moisture Plus formula that retains and seals in skin’s natural moisture, keeping it hydrated and more supple.
  • Contains French Spring Sea Water and Aloe Vera Extract that improves skin elasticity and helps keep it smooth and young-looking
  • And of course, because its from Myra®, it is hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested to be safe for everyday use.
  • SRP 70.00

Myra® VitaWhite Facial Wash 50mL – Whitening Facial Wash:

  • Enriched with antioxidant Vitamin E  beads which protect and nourish skin to help keep it healthy with a youthful glow.
  • Has Biowhite Complex which is derived from plant extracts that gently whitens skin
  • Has Niacinamide that evens out skin tone by reducing red blotches to make skin more radiant.
  • And of course, because its from Myra®, it is hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested to be safe for everyday use.
  • SRP 75.00


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Amazing Pimple Home Remedy


Ever been into a situation where this annoying pimple decided to popup on the night before that big day or on any given day? Well, I’ve been constantly there lately and it only gets irritating each time! Glad to have these simple home remedies that alleviated or got rid of them! I hope these too will help save your day beauties!



Ice can be used to quickly reduce the redness, swelling and inflammation of pimples. It helps in improving blood circulation to the affected area, and in tightening the skin pores and removing dirt and oil accumulated on the skin. You can use ice cubes or crushed ice, whichever is convenient.

Wrap the ice in a piece of cloth and hold it on the affected skin area for a few seconds.
Wait a few minutes and repeat the process.


The active ingredient in aspirin is salicylic acid—the same key ingredient in many topical acne products. “Crush one aspirin in water and make a paste,” suggests Debra Jaliman, MD, New York City-based dermatologist and author of Skin Rules. “Apply the paste directly to the pimple with a cotton swab and leave on for 10 minutes.” Then rinse off with warm water.


Another quick way to get rid of pimples is the use of lemon juice, which is rich in vitamin C. Lemon juice helps pimples dry up faster. Be sure to use fresh lemon juice and not bottled juice, which has preservatives. There are a couple of ways to apply this remedy.


The toothpaste that you use every morning to clean your teeth also can be used to treat pimples quickly. It is most effective when used following the ice remedy. You must use white toothpaste; avoid using gel toothpaste.

Apple cider vinegar

For a DIY toner, dilute one part apple cider vinegar with three to four parts water (use four if you have sensitive skin), and then apply all over your face using a cotton ball or pad. “It may kill surface bacteria and give a mild chemical peel,” Dr. Krant says. What’s more, adds Dr. Jaliman, apple cider vinegar contains citric acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid—added to many over-the-counter acne products.


Garlic is an antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and antioxidant agent that can help in the fast treatment of pimples. The sulfur in garlic also promotes quick healing of pimples.

Cut a fresh garlic clove into two pieces.
Rub the garlic on the pimples and leave it for five minutes before washing the skin with lukewarm water.
Repeat the treatment several times a day.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is excellent for treating acne and pimples. It has antibacterial properties that help fight the bacteria that cause these skin problems.

Plus, its soothing properties help reduce the redness and inflammation of pimples. It also helps dry out blackheads and whiteheads.

Just dip a cotton ball in tea tree essential oil and dab it on the affected area. Rinse your face after 15 to 20 minutes.
Another option is to mix a few drops of tea tree oil in 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel. Apply it on your pimples and blemishes, leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse it off.




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SkinStation Opens 23rd Branch


SkinStation is a skin care company that utilizes science to give you the best value in skin and body solutions. For ladies out there who are looking for the best skin care treatment procedures and innovations, SkinStation is definitely the best place to go to. Just recently, it opened its 23rd branch in SM City Cagayan de Oro City.

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SkinStation is number 1 clinic in painless Diode Laser Hair Removal – a virtually painless diode laser hair removal, the Gold Standard for light brown (type III) to fair (type II) skin tone. Treatments procedures from slimming to anti-aging, whitening and firming, to the highly popular diode laser hair removal treatment, all at very affordable prices and guaranteed result.

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SkinStation Founder and CEO Fred Reyes, President Carleen Reyes and newest SkinStation face 2014 Bb. Pilipinas semifinalist / professional model Ms. Julian Flores at the press conference.

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The overall design of SkinStation is tasteful and minimalist promoting relaxation, soothing to the senses and mind calming. It has individual rooms (see photos below) for utmost privacy for each client. Doctors are available for consultation and Doctor’s services. Well trained Aestheticians are also available to give each client the best possible skin care service.

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Aside from state-of-the-art equipment, what I love about SkinStation is they have their exclusive skin care product line, the DERMAX Professional formulated no less than its founder and CDO Fred Reyes, an award-winning chemist and a recipient of the 2008 Achievement Award conferred by the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies and 2011 Outstanding Professional Award in Chemistry from the Professional Regulations Commission.

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My personal DERMAX Professional stash. Thanks to SkinStation for some of these (bought some of these as well). I must say that I love everything! Totally love how effective they are and how great they feel on my skin. My new favorite is the Hyal-C Serum (to which I have 2 – the clear one and the smaller white bottle). It is for instant firming and long-term anti-aging. Concentrated serum formula that helps boost collagen production, revitalizes, hydrates, and firms skin. It contains Vitamin C which is know for anti-oxidant, anti-aging, and lightening effects.

Another new favorite is the Pink n’ Pout (lip plumper). I just love how soft it feels on my lips. It does not give me this greasy feel (main reason why I don’t like lip balms) whenever I apply it.  It creates youthful, smoother and fuller lips. Love the fact that it blends well with any lipstick color.

I highly recommend you ladies visit SkinStation to check out more of the Dermax Professional line and see for yourself the best product / procedure for your skin needs. SkinStation CDO is located at the second floor, SM City CDO. You may contact them at 0915-2812465 / 0942-0762296. To know more about SkinStation and DERMAX Professional products, check out www.skinstation.ph or like’ www.facebook.com/skinstationph

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Why You Should Try Tanning Salons


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Tanning salons provide so many options to sun-seekers who are unable to migrate with the sun. These choices mean that you are able to get that healthy summer glow even in the middle of the winter. Many salons have a variety of tanning bed options, but a tanning bed won’t help you if you’re in a pinch, and they have been proven to be bad for your skin. However, sunless tanning products provide amazing results in only a few minutes while still protecting your skin. Here are the top three benefits of using a sunless tanner:

They are Safe

We’ve been told since childhood to wear sunscreen to protect ourselves from the dangers of the sun. Yet, we used to flock to tanning beds and cover ourselves in lotion to keep our tans year round. UV lights have been linked with melanoma, which is a type of skin cancer. Sunless tanning allows you to avoid UV exposure and get a glowing tan faster without increasing your risk of melanoma.

They are Fast

Even in a tanning bed, it takes a while to develop a natural glow. While it is faster than flying to Mexico in January, it will still take time to get a tan that looks healthy. Sunless tanners let you choose the tone of your tan, so you don’t have to go through that red “lobster” phase that is both painful and a little bit embarrassing. You can choose a shade that is natural for your skin tone, and it can be applied in only a few minutes. After you let it develop for a few hours, you will have the perfect tan just in time for a last minute event – and your glow will last all week.

They Keep Your Skin Young

UV lights are bad for your skin. Baking yourself in a UV oven can cause premature aging which may include the development of wrinkles and pigmentation marks. You can avoid all of this by using a sunless tanner which gives you an even and natural tan without losing the youthfulness of your skin.

Protecting your skin is an important part of your health and beauty regime. Using sunless tanners is the fastest way to achieving a natural looking glow while keeping your skin looking young and healthy.

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The Best Way To Protect Your Skin This Summer


Are you like me who loves the summer but hates the scorching heat of the sun? Not just because of the discomfort it brings but also the harm it may cause to the skin. Honestly I wasn’t this keen to sunscreens (only because I was too naive to realize how the sun’s rays can potentially damage my skin), but now that I am more aware, I see to it that I do not go out especially at this time of the year (summer!) with an unprotected skin. I personally love the Dermax Professional’s sunscreen line because aside from it’s lightness when applied, it doesn’t leave this greasy feeling after application (that’s my number 1 issue with most sunscreen products I’ve tried).

Dermax Professional UV sunscreen line formulated for all skin types, even for babies. Make sure to grab one for you and your family this summer!

DERMAX UV Sunscreen Line

UV Active Water-Burst Sunscreen SPF 45+ PA+++ – This is a water resistant sunscreen perfect for those with active lifestyle. If you are heading to the beach of just out for a more active day with friends, colleagues, or family, I highly recommend this one.

UV Milk Anti-Aging Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++ – It has a milky touch formula and provides maximum UVA/UVB daily sun protection. I’m sure the ladies will love this.

UV Gel Water-Based Sunscreen SPF 30+ PA++– For the oily, acne-prone and sensitive skin, this one is for you as it is fragrance-free and non-comedogenic.

And there’s the first of its kind, the sunscreen with “water-burst” technology where it is applied as lotion but will leave a cooling burst of moisture making your skin feeling fresh and moisturized.

UV Baby Water-Burst Sunscreen SPF 30+ PA++– For mommies out there! this one is great for you and the kids and babies (6 months up)! I am currently using this and I have to say that I super duper love it! I love it’s powder-fresh-sweet smell.

Visit Dermax Laser Center and pick the best UV sunscreen that best fit your needs and lifestyle. They also offer specialized treatments such as their highly popular Gold standard Diode laser hair removal service that helps you achieve hair-free skin at a pain-free procedure, and AxiLight Laser powered by Q-switched Nd:Yag laser technology that will visibly lighten your underarms giving you a worry-free feeling of raising those arms while on the beach.

Available on all Dermax branches:
DERMAX Laser Center Centrio
Level 3, Centrio Ayala Mall, CM Recto Avenue, Cagayan de Oro City
09276573983/ 09333128001

DERMAX Laser Center Abreeza
3rd Level, Expansion Wing (Corporate Center), Abreeza Ayala Mall, Davao City
09276573979/ 09423446954

Check out their website at www.uniqly.net/store/DERMAX.

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Dermax First Laser Center Launched


I was privileged to be among the few of the guests invited for the official launching of the  very  first Dermax Laser Center last January 8, 2015, my very first event for the year.

DERMAX Laser Center
DERMAX Laser Center is a skin care company that offers innovative, science-based, and technology-focused skin care products and procedures. It’s goal is to provide customers with personalized treatments to reveal your best skin.

The latest in cutting-edge technology are available at DERMAX Laser Center and clienteles get to enjoy the latest in skin care innovations through their specialized treatment procedures such as anti-aging, skin whitening, tattoo removal, and our highly popular Diode laser hair removal service.

Aside from the state-of-the-art skin care treatment equipment, they also offer DERMAX Professional, which provide science-based skin care products that are categorized based on your skin needs: anti-aging, anti-acne, whitening, skin moisturizing, and sunscreen line, among many others.

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DERMAX Professional products are formulated by multi-awarded chemist, DERMAX Laser Center and SkinStation Founder, Chairman and CEO Mr. Fred Reyes. He is the recipient of the 2008 Achievement Award conferred by the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies, and the 2011 Outstanding Professional Award in Chemistry from the Professional Regulations Commission. DERMAX Professional takes pride in being the first to introduce the use of nanotechnology in skin care products. With the science of nano-encapsulation, all DERMAX Professional products promise optimal absorption for your skin.

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As a professional line, DERMAX uses only the best, the latest and the safest ingredients at clinical strength, definitely at par with the world’s best skin care products. Before, we had cost limitations to contend with when formulating mass-market products. Now, with DERMAX, we have no such cost constraints as our only aim is to delight our customers,” – Fred Reyes.

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Dermax Laser Center Treatment Room – at 3rd flr Centrio Mall, CDO

DERMAX Laser Center proudly carry an inviting modern and clinical interior that is clean, simple and well-lit. It has individual treatment rooms for utmost privacy and courteous and friendly front desk personnel at the reception area to assist clients. Doctors are available daily for consultation and doctor’s services. Well-versed Skin Consultants who are all fully trained nurses have years of experience in providing the best service every client deserves.

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Visit DERMAX Laser Center at the 3rd floor of Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro to set your appointmet or just check out the DERMAX Professional products that suits your skin’s needs best. You may also contact them via email at info@dermaxpro.com or check out their website at www.uniqly.net/store/DERMAX.

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