#GerifiedPH: All about Acne, The Science of Gentle and 7 Days with Cetaphil

The expert in moisture, Cetaphil held a week’s session of fun learning about keeping our skin healthy and moisturized. Yours truly was honored to be part of this campaign against skin irritations and diseases and we welcome Dra. Peachy on the third day as she impart with us the Advanced Skin Care for Acne-Prone Skin.

Dra. Peachy is also Chair of Department of Dermatology, Section Head of DermLaser and Phototherapy Center in Makati Medical Center and Vice-President to Philippine Dermatological Society Acne is defined as the most common cutaneous disorder of the pilosebaceous units affecting adolescents and young adults. It is a near universal cutaneous inflammatory diseas affecting more than 85% of adolescents worldwide.

Did you know? 5.4 Million Filipino teens and young adults are affected by acne.

Acne Vulgaris is the psychological effects of embarrassment and anxiety can impact the social lives and employment of affected individuals overall affecting the quality of life.

Did you know? Eating chocolate will not induce acne.

However, eating chocolate when you already have acne will worsen it. Milk consumption of more than 3 portions per week and ingestion of highly glycemic loads could potentially induce acne. Hence, decreasing milk and high glydemic diet loads like pizza, burger and other oily western food reduces acne lesion counts.

Did you know? Stress can make you pop a zit.

And patients with acne are under increased cutaneous and systemic oxidative stress which led to higher levels of serum malondialdehyde. What’s more? Increasing BMI also means increasing risk of acne especially in females. Even if you happen to be a chocolate hater (which is a rare, almost non-existent in this world) and you hate pizza (which is also rare, almost non-existent in this world) and you also happen to have no stress (which is I’m sure non-existent in this world), you still had a chance of having acne due to your ancestors; hereditary factor also contributes to the inhibition of metalloproteinase genotype that could (starting adolescence) trigger and increase tendency to develop acne.

Did you know? Most employers hire non-acne applicants over their acne-prone counterparts.

Acne Vulgaris is the psychological effects of embarrassment and anxiety that can impact the social lives and employment of individuals overall affecting the quality of life.

Did you know? At age 16-17, 95-100% of adolescent boys and 83-85% of adolescent girls are affected by acne.

It continues to be one of the most common skin disease treated in routine dermatologic care.

Did you know? In the Philippines, 5.4 million Filipinos, teens and young adults are affected by acne.

What’s more is that it remains one of the top 10 leading causes for visiting dermatologists in the country and among PDS dermatologists, 50% of weekly dermatologic consultations are acne related.

There are actually four central factors involved to make a person acne-prone.

1 Follicular hyperkeratinization

2 Increased sebum production

3 Propionibacterium acne within the follicle

4 Inflammation

These acne and acne-probe patients usually tends to adhere to recommendations very poorly, other than lack of improvement, previous systematic therapy and lack of knowledge about the treatment, most common reason is the presence of side effects like peeling, dryness and photosensitivity. Basically, it’s skin irritation at the start of the treatment, lag time to effect and complex treatment regimens.

Good thing there is Cetaphil!

One of the most effective way in promoting adherence to dermatologist’s recommendations is by use of skin care and cosmetics such as Cetaphil moisturizer and Cetaphil cleanser as it minimizes the side effects of acne medications! Cetaphil products are effective in hydrating and repairing the skin barrier hence helping in reducing dryness and irritation. Now with Cetaphil sunscreen, Cetaphil line is now complete in protecting skin every day from environmental damages including harmful ultraviolet rays.

Cetaphil is non-comedogenic – Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which has a comedogenicity rating of 5/5 and Propylene Glycol with a rating of 4/5, although Propylene Glycol is not really comodogenic as it is often called as vehicle or carrier in comedogenicity tests, so how can Cetaphil be noncomedogenic? Grades 1-2 are non to mildly comedogenic, but 3 to 5 are significantly comedogenic. Cetaphil has an incredibly low concentration of Sdium Lauryl Sulfate hence the lack of foaming.  In short, it won’t clog your pores.

Cetaphil is non-irritating – Cetaphil with all its mild ingredients will not cause inflammation and painful reaction to the skin.

Cetaphil is non-acnegenic – Cetaphil is a skin care line for sensitive or dry skin. It is non-acnegenic in a sense that it is formulated to be less likely to cause acne or make the condition even worse. Non-acnegenic products like Cetaphil do not contain oils, fragrance-free with no harsh ingredients that will irritate skin.

Cetaphil is hypoallergenic – Designed to lessen or minimize the possibility of an allergic response, Cetaphil’s mild ingredients has a relatively few or no potentially irritating factors.

cetaphil #gerifiedph(L-R) Jade Silva-Netto Panoc, Galderma Business Unit Head-Consumer; Catherine Palma-Dilanco, Senior Brand Manager; Dr. Peachy Lau, Speaker and Jasper Poblete, Brand Manager

Cetaphil is gentler than water with its 5.5pH level, hence, its no wonder that it is the most prescribed brand by Dermatologists and Pediatricians! Try Cetaphil and see the wonder behind the science of gentle!

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Ashley Ortega seeks adventure

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Ashley Ortega is not your typical girl-next-door. Underneath her sweet exterior lies a tough young woman who constantly seeks new horizons and new experiences. Just scroll through her Instagram account and you’ll see her riding the ocean waves on a surf board, speeding through the sand dunes on an ATV, or suspended on a cable while she zip lines on air.

The 18-year old GMA artist and newest ambassador of Ever Bilena Cosmetics, Inc. admits, “I’m very adventurous. If I don’t have work, I don’t like staying at home and doing nothing. I like outdoor physical activities, but recently, I’ve been trying contact sports like Muay Thai and boxing.”

In a way, her preference for such extreme activities can also be owed to her early years as a professional figure skater where she represented the Philippines in various competitions in Asia. “I started skating when I was four, and then I stopped when I was twelve.” But while she’s finished doing it as a competitive sport she adds, “I still like to do it for fun, with friends or as cardio exercise.”

And like a true adventure-seeker, her showbiz career was also a risk that she gamely took: “I was doing modeling and commercial gigs when someone saw me and asked me to audition in GMA,” she fondly shares. “I tried it but I didn’t expect anything at all. Luckily I got in, and they gave me a drama to work on right away.” Her starring role was Marian “Julie” Dela Guardia in GMA’s now-defunct show Cielo de Angelina, which was then followed by roles in shows like Dormitoryo, Magpakailanman, Maynila, Dangwa, and Oh, My Mama! These days, you will find her as one of the regular co-hosts of the afternoon variety show Wowowin, showing her playful and sweet side.

But Ashley has a lot more to offer. Aside from her blossoming showbiz career, she’s also an interior design student at SoFA, and a self-confessed art and make-up enthusiast who enjoys experimenting with different make-up looks just like any other girl. “I love experiencing new things, and learning to apply make-up is one of them,” she says. “It’s part of my life. I feel like I can’t be an artista without make-up.”

On most days, she carries either Ever Bilena’s or Careline’s Cheek and Lip Tint in her bag, along with Blackwater Women Activ’s So In Love body spray to keep her feeling fresh and clean all the time. She shares, “I like that Ever Bilena, Careline and Blackwater offer dual-purpose, long-lasting products that I can always apply while working out or during tapings.” And just like her, she also recommends other girls to keep these products in their kits. “We should take care of our appearance, and maintaining a good hygiene is one of them. These products will not only help us feel fresh and clean but they’re also confidence boosters,” she advises.

With all that’s going on in her life, she says she still has more challenges to conquer. “I want something different – I want to play a superhero because I want to do action, or an ice princess so I can skate.”

Adventurous, fun, and girly – Ashley Ortega is indeed everything Ever Bilena, Careline, and Blackwater represent.

To learn more about Ever Bilena and its products, visit www.everbilena.com.ph, and follow their social media accounts, www.facebook.com/everbilenacosmetics and www.instagram.com/everbilenaofficial.

To know more about Careline Cosmetics, visit https://careline.com.ph/, and follow them at www.facebook.com/CarelineCosmetics and www.instagram.com/ebadvance.

To learn more about Blackwater and its products, visit http://blackwater.com.ph/, and follow them on social media at www.facebook.com/BlackwaterForMen/?fref=ts and www.instagram.com/BlackwaterElite.

Ever Bilena partners with Hope for Lupus Foundation

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Ever Bilena Cosmetics, Inc. CEO Dioceldo Sy (rightmost) with (L-R) Dept. of Public Works and Highways secretary Mark Villar, Hope for Lupus founder Cong. Emmeline Aglipay-Villar and Chamber of Cosmetics Industry of the Philippines president Silliman Sy.

The country’s leading cosmetics brand, Ever Bilena, together with the Chamber of Cosmetics Industry of the Philippines (CCIP), is extending a helping hand to patients of Lupus as it officially partners with Hope for Lupus Foundation to help raise awareness on the chronic autoimmune disease.

Occurring when the body’s immune system attacks the muscles and organs, at least 30 to 50 in 100,000 of the population in the Philippines are victims of Lupus. This disease can be difficult to diagnose as its symptoms often imitate other ailments. Its most distinctive symptoms are a butterfly-shaped rash on the face from the bridge of nose to the cheeks, fatigue or fever, joint pain, stiffness and swelling, skin lesions that worsen when exposed to sunlight, shortness of breath, chest pain, dry eyes, headaches, confusion, and memory loss.

“It’s an unpredictable disease. One day I was okay traveling, then the next day I was in the hospital and I didn’t know what was happening to me,” shared Hope for Lupus Foundation founder, Congresswoman Emmeline Aglipay-Villar. “I am lucky that I can afford treatment, but a vast majority of Lupus patients in the Philippines cannot afford even a diagnosis, much less treatment and medication.”

With this partnership, Ever Bilena CEO Dioceldo Sy said, “It will be a long journey together with CCIP and Hope for Lupus, as we plan to hold some events to help indigent patients.”

CCIP president Silliman Sy also added, “We hope our association will be able to help in raising awareness on Lupus through cosmetics, which is the item that every woman needs to feel beautiful.”

Among these awareness and fundraising initiatives that Ever Bilena and CCIP have come up with are putting the Hope for Lupus logo on Blackwater Elite’s – Ever Bilena’s PBA basketball team – jersey as they play in the upcoming 2017 PBA Governor’s Cup, friendly matches with other PBA teams outside of the PBA season, and a marathon set for early next year.

To know more about Ever Bilena, visit www.everbilena.com.ph, and follow www.facebook.com/everbilenacosmetics.

To learn more about Lupus and the Hope for Lupus Foundation, visit http://hopeforlupus.org.ph/.

To learn more about CCIP, visit http://www.cciphilippinesinc.com.

 

Ever Bilena’s Bold Beauty

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Make-up enthusiasts were treated to a day of dolling up as Ever Bilena, the country’s leading cosmetics brand, and Ever Bilena Advance, its premium product line, hosted Bold Beauty – an event where make-up enthusiasts and beauty bloggers experimented with a wide selection of make-up pegs like, 90’s Beauties, Brow Story, Nude Alert, Sunrise Pink, Igari, and many more, using only Ever Bilena and EB Advance products. Present at the event were (L-R): Ever Bilena brand manager Christel Roca, Ever Bilena key accounts manager Denise Sy, Kirsten Sy, Ever Bilena marketing manager Olive Padilla, Ever Bilena Advance brand manager Creole David, and Blackwater brand manager Ivan Banez.
To know more about Ever Bilena and Ever Bilena Advance, visit www.everbilena.com.ph, and follow www.facebook.com/everbilenacosmetics, and www.facebook.com/EBAdvance.

Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa brings you to London

Sometimes, I daydream of licking a melting gelato while throwing bread crumbs to the bevy. Smell the authentic espresso of the west in the morning, and end the day with a rare medium steak and a glass half full of Cabernet Sauvignon.

But Alas! I’m only making ends meet and I’m having a hard time to save up, and filing for a European visa is not on the priority list as of the moment. If you’re having a hard time saving up for that European trip like me, c’est la vie!

Or should I say, say no more!

Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa can bring us to the Big Ben! Read more to learn how we can finally cross the London Bridge – for real this time! Continue reading “Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa brings you to London”

#MothersLovingTouch: Cetaphil Baby

Healthy skin should feel like there is nothing on it – even after washing. Itching, pulling, and burning sensations are the skin’s negative reactions to certain products. Good thing there’s Cetaphil!

Cetaphil is gentler than water as it effectively removes dirt whilst leaving skin feeling healthy and moisturized.

What’s more sensitive than’s your skin? Your baby skin!

Our baby’s skincare needs may change as they grow, though the changes may be subtle and not easily noticeable. Baby’s changing skin only needs cleansing mildly, and moisturizing without the heavy hot feel!

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Cetaphil recently celebrated their 70th Anniversary with the launch of new packaging and line, the Cetaphil Baby.

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Cetaphil Baby products are:

✓ paraben free
✓ mineral oil free
✓ hypoallergenic
✓ dermatologist tested

 

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Whoever you are, wherever you’re going, your skin needs that gentle clean and trustworthy protection. That’s why Cetaphil has a complete range of products made for every skin situation.

The right Cetaphil for you, here.

What’s more? Since I can’t still use hair regrowing serum because I’m still breastfeeding Dabibot, my toddlers and I share gentle shampoo and conditioner from Cetaphil Baby!

It effectively cleans the skin in the most gentle manner, as well as keeping it moisturized without the drying, hence it helped a lot on my dried damage scalp due to sun exposure and since it’s moisturized, it won’t easily break the follicle – less split ends and hairfall.

Cetaphil is not just for the baby, it’s for you, too!

 

 

P60,000 worth of cosmetics and prizes await at Make-Up Mania!

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Go wild stocking up on Ever Bilena products to win great prizes!

Buy more and win big as Ever Bilena, the country’s leading cosmetics brand, invites you to join Make-Up Mania – a raffle contest open to all Ever Bilena customers and ongoing exclusively at all Watsons Stores nationwide.

 

Joining is easy! Simply purchase two items or more from any of the following participating Ever Bilena products: Ever Bilena Matte Two Way Cake, Ever Bilena Liquid Concealer, Ever Bilena Eyebrow Palette Pink and Brown, Ever Bilena Matic Brow and Eyeliner, Ever Bilena Matte Lipsticks, Ever Bilena Lip and Cheek Stain in Splash Red, EB Kleopatra Magic Lipstick, Evera Face Powder, Ever Bilena Luxe Lipstick, and EB Blend Me Sponge. Be sure to place all purchases in a single receipt.

 

Make sure to “like” Ever Bilena’s official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/everbilenacosmetics, and send them a personal message with a photo of your proof of purchase. Include your name, address, contact number, and Facebook account with the photo. Proof of purchase should be readable and clear.

 

Once sent, you will receive a notification from an Ever Bilena representative indicating that your entry is valid. The more entries you submit, the more chances you have of winning.

 

One lucky winner will take home a total of P60,000 worth Ever Bilena products, two nights hotel accommodation at Luxent Hotel, and two domestic roundtrip tickets from Air Asia. Two winners will receive P20,000 worth of Ever Bilena products with two buffet dinner at Luxent Hotel and shopping spree from Jewels. Ten winners will win P3,000 worth of Ever Bilena products.

 

Entries will only be accepted until July 31, 2017, so start shopping for your favorite Ever Bilena make-up today!

 

To learn more, visit www.everbilena.com.ph and follow www.facebook.com/everbilenacosmetics today.