Anti-Aging, Beauty, Moisturizers and Masks, Skincare Saturdays

Clarins Double Serum – World’s Favorite Anti-Aging Serum Gets an Upgrade

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new clarins double serum

Clarins Double Serum. It’s basically an institution on anti-aging innovation. Did you know that it’s first formulation was back in 1985? And it’s still one of the best selling serums in the world to date! I never been so hyped on something this pricey since going loco on SK-II essence back in 2012. I’m in my 30’s guys. We’re not getting any younger and each day I do my research on my quest for eternal youth.

Trivia: Clarins is pronounced as cla-rans

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My current skin state today is satisfactory. I have minimal fine lines, small pores, firm and plump. But that’s not enough. I’m noticing crows feet and smile lines that become more visible when I put on my foundation and it settles. I look in the mirror and wish I can turn back the clock or even stop it for a while. I wonder if Clarins Double Serum can hold to its claims?

I’m excited to try the Clarins Double Serum and give you a full and detailed review pretty soon!

But before my full review? Let’s take a sneek peek and give you an overview. It’s a bit lengthy but trust me it’s worth reading. Made me even more hyped to use it! Price and where you can buy it at the end of the post

 

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THE 8TH GENERATION EDITION CLARINS DOUBLE SERUM

This year, Clarins reinvents the iconic Double Serum in its 8th generation edition, decoding the language of youthful skin with a double innovation that offers exceptional improvement on all the different signs of aging.

The language and listening system of cells

Lipid microdomains are found in different types of cells including keratinocytes (key to the skin’s barrier function) and fibroblasts (key to promoting youthful skin). To help preserve the skin’s youth and beauty, each cell ensures 5 vital functions: regeneration, oxygenation, nutrition, hydration, and protection.

FOLLOW THE CODE [20 + 1]

To stimulate the skin’s 5 vital functions, the new Double Serum ‘decodes’ the skin’s youthful language. Clarins researchers mobilized all their scientific resources to decipher the cosmetic properties of hundreds of plant extracts and studied their interactions with the skin. This rigorous venture resulted in the selection of a total of 20 key ingredients: 18 high-performing plant extracts that have a specific action on each of the skin’s vital functions and 2 plant-based ingredients with a targeted action. Double Serum brings these extracts together in one product this year with the addition of a new discovery: turmerone.

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New star ingredient turmerone 

Clarins Laboratories selected the highest performing ingredient to protect the cells’ ‘listening system’ or lipid microdomains and maintain cellular receptivity: turmeric extract, which is highly concentrated in turmerone, a bio-inspired vegetal discovery.

NO PROMISES, JUST RESULTS

The Clarins Double Serum has clinically proven anti-aging performance: In just one week, visible pores and fine lines are diminished; in one month, skin is visibly smoothed, firmed, more beautiful, and looks younger. Clinical tests prove it can reduce wrinkles by up to 20.1%; make skin more elastic by 32.5%; reduce pores by up to 16.2%; and hydrate the skin all day long (68.1% an hour after application).

The bio-inspired, highly concentrated, unique double formula delivers age-control benefits in a wonderfully sensorial texture. It combines the richness of an oil (without any greasy residue) with the smoothness of an ultra-comfortable gel texture to immediately smooth the skin and promote an unequalled feeling of wellbeing.

A NEW ‘INTELLIGENT’ DOUBLE VIAL BOTTLE

The previous versions of Double Serum had two different vials which contained each of the formula phases. The new version houses interlocking vials: the oil-based phase is now housed in the hydric phase.

A unique double pump system

To preserve the integrity of the liposoluble and hydrosoluble ingredients, the two phases in the new Double Serum mix together upon application. Its unique push button system automatically delivers just the right amount of each phase: ⅔ water-based ingredients and ⅓ oil-based ones. The new adjustable push button system makes it possible to customize the amount of product used depending on the skin’s needs or the climate/seasons

Clarins is exclusively available at Rustan’s Department Stores in Ayala Center Makati, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Alabang Town Center, and Ayala Center Cebu and retails for 5,150php for 30ml and 6,950php for 50ml

For more information, visit www.rustans-thebeautysource.com

Beauty, Lifestyle, Moisturizers and Masks, Press and Events, Skincare Saturdays

Luke Total Skin Solution Philippines Launch + First Impressions!

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luke total skin solution philippines

New skincare brand alert! Last week I went to the launch of LUKE Total Skin Solution together with my blogger friends! Luke Total Skin Solution is a Korean beauty brand that offers a line of different masks and patches. You guys know macho kid and I are OBSESSED with masks so I’m so excited how they fare

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The event was punctual! Other brands should replicate how Nikki (askmewhats) prepares the events. It started on time, ended on time. Precise with details, learned about the product, served good food, and all guests had fun with raffles, contests, and games!

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Luke Total Skin Solution Masks and Patches

PRICE

  • Masks – 59php/sheet
  • Patches – 199php/box of 5 patches

WHERE TO BUY?

  • Landmark Makati
  • Landmark Trinoma
  • Shopper’s Mart
  • ALLDAY Supermarket
  • KCC
  • LCC
  • LOPue’s
  • Boramart
  • Puregold
  • Royal Duty Free
  • Gaisano Grand
  • Fishermall

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Luke Hydrogel Eye Patch

Luke Skin introduces the new eye care products using the hydrogel technology. Unlike normal cotton fibre eye patches, hydrogels retains more than 250% more moisture and last up to 3x more. This ensures a more thorough nourishment from the product to your eyes.

3 Variants

Hydrogel for Eye Wrinkles

Smoothen eye wrinkles and the fine lines in just 1 step thru Luke Hydrogel for Eye Wrinkles with Q10 as the natural anti-oxidant that encourages the skin to rebuild skin cells. It also has natural collagens to help skin from drying out and maintain that youthful glow.

Hydrogel for Dark Circle

Caught in an all-nighter at work again? Luke Hydrogel for Dark Circles relieves those tired and dark eyes with its combination of naturally sourced Vitamin A, C & E straight to your skin. This complete vitamin formula energizes the nerves and cells which stimulate continuous blood flow that lightens the skin tone. It also rejuvenates eye nerves, so the eyes will feel refreshed and hydrated after a long day at work.

Hydrogel for Eye Puffiness

Calm those swollen skin eye nerves using Luke Hydrogel for Eye Puffiness. The special mix of Pumpkin and Green Tea Extract relieves inflamed cells and make them relax. After, Lotus Leaf and Cucumber Extracts replenishes the lost nutrients in the skin making the skin firmer and more supple.

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Luke Facial Masks

Healthy & young looking skin has never been this easy with Luke Facial Masks from Korea. Using only natural ingredients, each Luke Facial Mask has Cucumber, aloe & chamomile extracts as base ingredients sets the lighter skin tone and anti-oxidant properties of Mugworth extract purifies skin from daily exposure to dirt.

Five Variants as follows:

  1. Luke Collagen Essence Mask

Made up of Hydrolyzed Collagen that penetrates deep into the skin, Luke Collagen Essence Mask uses amino acid peptides to rejuvenate and repair skin cells.

  1. Luke Snail Essence Mask

Derived from South Korean forest Snail is the ingredient Mucin, which has special properties that make skin firm and elastic at the same time. It also locks in moisture on the skin and builds a protective barrier that shields the skin from harmful toxins.

  1. Luke Aloe Essence Mask

Aloe vera contains about 300 different ingredients such as vitamins A, C, D, E, B12, fatty acids, amino acids and calcium, which makes the sensitive skin calm and relax. The combination of essential skin vitamins improves skin smoothness and glow.

  1. Luke Hyaluron Essence Mask

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in human body that has the stunning capacity to attract and hold vast amounts of moisture. Due to aging and stress, our skin losses its ability to hold moisture that results to discoloration, loss of firmness and rough surfaces. Hyaluronic Acid has the ability to replace the lost moisture that is crucial to rejuvenate skin cell reproduction.

  1. Luke Green Tea Essence Mask

Green Tea is a century old ingredients used to relax the body and mind. Moreover, it contains antioxidants that clear skin pores of harmful dirt and toxins. The herbal properties of green tea also act an anti-inflammatory agent to smoothen tensed nerves in the skin.

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Luke Skin Care Nose Pore Strips

Luke Nose Pore Strips are easy-to-peel-off individual strip good for weekly use. Each strip carefully removes white heads, dead skin tissues and other impurities, which may not be cleaned by facial cleansers. Luke Nose Strips also absorbs excess sebum and replenishes moisture with witch hazel extract to have the “shrinkage effect” on skin. All Luke products are also paraben free and mostly uses natural ingredients.

3 variants

  1. Charcoal Nose Strip

From Mt Jiri in the southern part of South Korea, pure black carbon functions primarily as the sterilization and relaxation of the skin. Its anti-oxidation qualities also remove harmful substances from the nose.

  1. Mugwort

The miracle plant which has myriads of health benefits include curing digestion and menstrual problems, acts as sexual stimulant and supplement blood circulation. Its high vitamin E content is what most health experts use to nourish skin complexion and bring back youthfulness.

  1. Lemon Tea Tree

The combination of Lemon and Tea Tree has been used since the 1700’s for its natural antibacterial effects on the skin and hair. It is also a stimulant for growth of collagen in the skin making it lighter and more radiant.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS ON LUKE TOTAL SKIN SOLUTION

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Okay. I got too excited. I slept late last night around 3AM OMG and I got tempted to use na this Hydrogel Eye Patch from @lukeskinph  How to use? Simple peel off the patch from the plastic liner and put on your undereyes for 20-30 minutes.

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Initial thoughts: It sticks! It doesn’t drip or drop and it feels refreshingly cool. I left it on for 10 minutes kasi may naghihintay pa sa CR LOL. But my eyes feel awake and bright after use. Thank goodness they’re generous to give a LOT of supply. I plan to use it everyday and give you guys a full review on how it goes. Macho kid will help me reviewing too since he loves face masks!

Find and Follow: www.facebook.com/LukeSkinPH and @LukeSkinPh

Food and Restaurant Reviews, Lifestyle, Press and Events

TIM HORTONS® USHERS IN THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE #WARMWISHES CAMPAIGN

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tim horton warm wishes

Whenever macho kid and I visit Uptown Mall in BGC, we never miss a moment to visit Tim Horton’s. He loves the donuts, I love the coffee. Their coffee is perfectly brewed with no sour aftertaste. Even when drank black, it still has that bittersweet note that only they have. This holiday season, Tim Horton gives you more reasons to visit than just food and coffee.

You can make a wish, to any special person, or community you would like to help. Simply by dropping your note in their Cup of Cheer. More details below. Including their latest christmas collection! YUM!

 

TIM HORTONS® USHERS IN THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE #WARMWISHES CAMPAIGN

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The Holiday season is the time to spread warmth and happiness. Tim Hortons®, Canada’s iconic café and bake shop, kicks off the happiest time of the year with the launch of the Tim Hortons® #WarmWishes Campaign in the Philippines. Now brewing in six restaurants located in four cities (Taguig City, Manila, Quezon City, Makati City), the brand continues to expand and is set to open more restaurants this Christmas.

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The #WarmWishes campaign rests on the brand pillars of warmth, community, connection, friendliness, and fun. Guests are encouraged to visit participating Tim Hortons® restaurants to drop a wish in the Cup of Cheer for someone deserving this Christmas season. Whether it is a person, community or local charity, Tim Hortons® will spread as much warmth and joy by fulfilling these wishes.

“This campaign is truly meaningful as it provides our Guests the opportunity to share everything good and joyful about Christmas with someone in need. We’re excited to help spread the warmth of the holidays through simple and heartfelt gestures, so let’s do our best to overflow the Cup of Cheer with good deeds,” says Rickie Yap, Tim Hortons Philippines President & CEO.

TH Christmas Log Donut

In addition to the Cup of Cheer, Tim Hortons® is delighted to release its Holiday Menu and Merchandise collection. Beginning November 6, Guests will enjoy a wide array of delectable Christmas treats from Tim Hortons® that includes the Merry Berry Choco Chill, Merry Berry Hot Chocolate, Rudolph Red Velvet Latte, and the Christmas Log Donut. In December, Guests are in for more treats as the Christmas Menu will further expand to include delicious baked goods that Tim Hortons® has always been known for.

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Chocolate lovers will find pleasure in the Merry Berry Choco Chill, a blended frozen hot chocolate drink with strawberry flavor, topped with whipped cream and dark chocolate flakes. Those who look for the classics will love the Merry Berry Hot Chocolate, a bittersweet hot chocolate drink with whipped cream topping and strawberry sauce. Coffee enthusiasts will go for the Rudolph Red Velvet Latte, a bittersweet blend of espresso and red velvet with hints of chocolate and cocoa topped with red velvet powder. Not to be forgotten is the Christmas Log Donut, dipped in chocolate with dark chocolate flakes, drizzled with strawberry filling and topped with a fusion of biscuit balls, caramel, and chocolate.

MY FAVORITE IS RED VELVET LATTE!

There’s truly a lot to watch out for this coming Holiday season at Tim Hortons®. Make sure to check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @TimHortonsPH for more updates about the Tim Hortons® #WarmWishes Campaign.

 

 

Lifestyle, Nails, Press and Events

South People Rejoice! Extraordinail Salon & Skin Care Now Has a Nuvali Branch

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nail salon santa rosa laguna

So I’ve been going through a lot these past few months. One of the best ways I can think of to help relieve stress is to pamper yourself. Even with a simple change in nail color or get a treatment. Last week, I was invited to the opening of Extraordinail Salon and Skin Care in Nuvali. What? Laguna?! Yeah, we were given a ride to and fro to celebrate their launch and experience their services.

Extraordinail Salon & Skin Care Now Has a Nuvali Branch

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The nail salon started out in a small space in Greenhills in 2014, when owner and president Nica Resurrecion found herself going to three different salons just to achieve the right look for the design she wanted. Pretty soon, Extraordinail gained a cult following for its famed acrylic nail art as well as regular and gel mani-padi services. The salon also specializes in skin care using advanced equipment and premium products, including the gluta-drip and luxe facial treatments. The Greenhills branch has since moved to a bigger location, and a Tomas Morato branch opened the following year.

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Now, Extraordinail Salon & Skin Care has a franchise branch in Nuvali, due to popular demand of nail art enthusiasts in the Laguna area. In celebration of their third branch, actress and artist Heart Evangelista was present to do the ribbon-cutting at the 90-sqm salon. Heart is Extraordinail’s brand ambassador and an avid fan of their nail acrylics, which she frequently posts about.

Also at the opening of Extraordinail Nuvali were select influencers/beauty and lifestyle bloggers and members of the media, who were invited to experience what makes this nail and skin care salon extraordinary.

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Nica explains that to ensure that her beauty and nail specialists are always in their element as they work on clients, the tasks are delegated. “I have someone who does all the cleaning, someone to apply extensions, and someone who specializes in nail art. This way, the nail art technician is not tired from working on the nail basics and is therefore more creative,” she says, adding that her team undergoes comprehensive training and receives constant updates on new products. “This ensures that our service quality is always excellent.”

EXTRAORDINAIL MENU OF SERVICES

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What’s ingenious about their salon is besides the usual skin and nail services, they offer FOOD AND DRINKS. Who has experienced staying in a salon for a long time and having your stomach rumble. You get impatient and you can’t enjoy the service because you’re starving.

In Extraordinail, you get pampered and enjoy good food at the same time!

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If you can’t come to the salon for a much-needed pampering session, the salon can now come to you! Extraordinail Salon and Skin Care literally rolls out a cool way to achieve picture-perfect, party-ready nails with Luxury on Wheels, a mobile nail salon offering professional services onboard a chic coach bus.

Some clients come from as far as Baguio or Batangas. “I’ve even had customers flying in from Cebu to avail of our services. The demand from these clients gave me the idea for my mobile nail salon,” Nica explains, “so they would not have to travel far. We will now be able to go to them.”

The mobile pampering experience in the Philippines, Luxury on Wheels is designed for busy folks to enjoy a mobile pampering experience without the hassle of visiting the salon. Services include regular, gel, and acrylic mani-pedis and nail art. The air-conditioned bus is decked in customized modern interiors, equipped with CCTV security cameras, WiFi, an HD TV, and high-quality sound system.

The ultra-comfy seating can accommodate five clients at a time. With that much leg room, you can stretch out in a plush reclining chair and request for a neck massage. If you get the munchies while having your nails done, the bus offers snacks, wines, pastas, and sandwiches upon request. The bus is also available for special occasions such as a spa party for birthday celebrations or bridal showers.  All you have to do is call for an appointment and have a parking space ready!

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Another thing that sets Extraordinail apart is the personalized customer care. Nica is very particular when it comes to client comments and queries that she actually has a phone dedicated to addressing every single one. This unparalleled customer service, unique and innovative ideas, and top-of-the-line products are why clients keep coming back for their nail services and skin treatments. It’s no wonder Extraordinail has been getting more and more popular via word-of-mouth and social media.

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Extraordinail’s newest branch is located at 3/F Arcadia Building, Nuvali and open from 10am-10pm. Southbound fans of Extraordinail need not flock up north just to have their mani-pedi and nail art done!

Experience topnotch amenities and luxurious services at Extraordinail Salon & Skincare Greenhills, Tomas Morato, and Nuvali, or have them come to you via the Luxury on Wheels mobile salon. Booking fees for the mobile salon include P1,500 for home service, with a minimum of P2,000 for nail services. book an appointment and see the services and price list, visit www.extraordinail.com  or follow @extraordinail on Instagram and Facebook.

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Beauty, Moisturizers and Masks, Skincare Saturdays

REVIEW: Goodal Green Tangerine Moist Serum

Hello everyone!

I am your Club Kikay Judy and I am going to give my review about Goodal Green Tangerine Moist Serum.

I, honestly, didn’t know that a green tangerine would give skin benefits. It was my first time hearing and seeing it as a skincare. If you want to know more about green tangerine and its benefits, you can read Miss Kaycee’s blogpost). ^_^

Price: P920
Description: Feel the moisturizing power of green tangerines fully charged with green vitamins.

Since the product has a label written in all Korean, I tried searching it online to give me some ideas on how to use it and its claims after or while using the product. Based on my research, it says that you use it as a moisturizer twice daily, day and night. It claims to revitalize dull skin, helps skin feel hydrated, and repair dry and rough skin. I’m assuming that this is for dry skin and I have very oily skin, so let’s see if it works on me. 🙂

Packaging:

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The product comes in a plastic transparent bottle with a pump that looks sturdy and not breakable. I like this kind of packaging because it’s convenient to use and hygienic. From the outside, you will see that it’s green in color but when you get the product out it is just clear.

Consistency:

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It comes out as a gel-like texture and then as you spread the product, it becomes watery and absorbs by the skin quickly.

Smell:

It smells like a usual skincare. Nothing fancy. There’s no floral or fruity scent. It’s not bad and it’s not that good either, just so-so.

Verdict:
The product is not totally water-based because as soon as the product was absorbed by the skin, there is a slight greasy feeling. I started using it at night and I woke up looking like a grease ball. So I decided not to use it at day because, as what I have said, I have very oily skin. I only used it every night when I go to sleep for one month now not minding the grease on my face the next morning because I really want to see the effect of the product. After how many days, I have observed that my pores became less visible. Then I remembered that I am using a Korean skincare and you know what Koreans don’t have? PORES! So I thought, is this the start of having Korean-like skin? OMG! So I continued using it religiously and I started noticing that my pores are becoming less and less visible. If this is what I get from this product, I don’t mind waking up like a grease ball the next morning. Even though this product is not suitable for oily skin, the benefits it gives will still take effect so thumbs up for that. I still recommend this product so you can finally bid your pores goodbye! 😀

Everything HAIR, Lifestyle, Press and Events

Dara and Mario Maurer for Head and Shoulders Supreme Series with Moroccan Argan Creme

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head and shoulders

Head & Shoulders launches its Suprême Series with Moroccan Argan Crème for lusciously soft, luxuriously moisturized 100% dandruff free hair

Head & Shoulders Suprême Moisture shampoo and conditioner provides touchable soft and moisturized hair, intense moisture from roots to tips. A shampoo and conditioner designed to work together.

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Most women think that soft and dandruff-free hair is an impossible combination to have. For the longest time, it was widely accepted that having a healthy scalp also meant living with dry hair—that anti-dandruff shampoos were harsh for your hair.

Now, all that is in the past with a scientific breakthrough from Head & Shoulders, a pioneer in scalp health development and the world’s number one anti-dandruff shampoo brand, as they launch the new premium Head & Shoulder Suprême Series Shampoo and Conditioner with Moroccan Argan Crème in the Philippines—a first of its kind.

Dara and Mario Maurer for Head and Shoulders Supreme Series with Moroccan Argan Creme

Head & Shoulders’ latest innovation fuses its scalp-to-tip know-how with brand new ingredients to create a product that answers what women want and need — beautiful, deeply moisturized, soft AND dandruff-free hair. The Head & Shoulders Suprême Series with Moroccan Argan Crème comes in two variants: Head & Shoulders Suprême Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner infused with orchid perfume; and Head & Shoulders Suprême Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner, made with honey.

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Head & Shoulders Suprême blend delivers multi hair and scalp nourishment for beautiful hair that looks and feels great and a scalp that is healthy and dandruff free.

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The Head & Shoulders Suprême Moisture Series has a blend of floral and fruity notes for a great scent right from opening the bottle. Its brand new packaging design includes its iconic swan-shaped shampoo bottle and never-been-see-before new tube-shaped conditioner bottle holds a lot of promise for users.

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Last October 17, 2017, Head & Shoulders Suprême series was officially launched in Green Sun Hotel, Makati through an event named “Supreme 10/10 Party”. No less than global superstars, Sandara Park and Mario Maurer have graced the event donned in blue and white with healthy and moisturized hair, free from visible flakes and dandruff. Chie Filomeno, Janina Manipol, An Estrada, En Estrada, Michelle Dy, Cha Ocampo, Haley Dasovich, and Kianna Dy have been also named as the new Head and Shoulders Suprême Ambassadors. These women show everyone that lusciously soft, dandruff-free hair is now possible. Equally proud of their dandruff-free hair are fellow ambassadors Nico Bolzico and Jeron Teng.

“I’ve always wanted to keep my hair flake-free, but anti-dandruff shampoos could be harsh on the hair. I’m so happy with Head & Shoulders Suprême! It’s given me super-soft, beautiful and clean hair while leaving my scalp healthy,” said Sandara.

“I’m amazed at how my hair is so clean, without being dry and stringy. I didn’t know this was possible,” concluded Sandara.

Purchase Head & Shoulders Suprême is available in all major supermarkets, sari-sari stores, drugstores, and convenience stores nationwide, as well as on ecommerce at http://www.lazada.com.ph/head-and-shoulders-official-store/

For more information about Head & Shoulders, visit www.headandshoulders.ph and follow Head & Shoulders on Facebook.

Bhenz Benig is a BS Food Technology student from UP Diliman, the content creator behind confessionsofaprince.tumblr.com. He is a Korean culture enthusiast; a lover of K-pop, K-drama, K-food and K-beauty. During his free time, he likes to shoot photos of everything under the sun and post it on his IG account @bhenztagram.