Clinique’s New Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle and Photo Damage Corrector

When I was a lot younger, I never gave much attention to my skin. I loved sports then like women’s softball and played outdoors a lot with girls and boys alike. Pinoy sports like sipa, siato, patintero and piko were favorites of mine. In fact, looking at my photo albums from that time, I was DARK!
Now that I’m more conscious about aging and keeping a healthy lifestyle, I am learning (a bit too late) that all that sun exposure without the benefit of sunscreen was probably wreaking damage on my skin. In a sense, I still consider myself lucky that I inherited some good genes when it came to skin because I still have fairly good skin up to now. But I really do not know how much damage has been wrought underneath. 
Well, one of my favorite brands is about to launch a product that addresses precisely this kind of concern for women in my age category (and even those who are still a lot younger but want to ensure they adequately protect their skin from sun damage).
Clinique recently announced that by November 2010, they will be launching the new Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & Photo Damage Corrector.

This is a powerful serum that Clinique claims only requires 3 drops, twice a day, for 12 weeks, to achieve a 53% reduction in lines and wrinkles. What exactly does the RepairWear Laser Focus do?
1. It visibly repairs photo damage

Photo damage occurs when harmful rays penetrate deeply into skin not adequately protected with sunscreen. It causes damage to cellular DNA distorts the skin’s regeneration process, and causes indirect damage from the release of free radicals. Clinique says that Repairwear Laser Focus’ potent blend of 3 patented repair enzymes works to help reverse the appearance of photo damage and visibly mends “solar scars”.
2. Its polypeptide technology reduces wrinkles

A high-level peptide complex (consisting of whey protein, Vitamin A and Acetyl Hexapeptide-B) boosts natural collagen production and diminishes the breakdown of existing collagen with essential ingredients. Skin becomes more firm, and the appearance of lines and wrinkles is diminished. Targeted for application on the face and also around the delicate eye area, it works to reverse one of the most visible signs of aging by effectively smoothing and softening eye creases.

3. It protects against free radicals

Repairwear Laser Focus is touted as having a cocktail of ingredients (Vitamins C & E, Ergothioneine, and pomegranate fruit extract) that protect the skin by blocking the release of free radicals from environmental aggressors (sun, pollution, etc) thus preventing damage to the skin’s DNA.

Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & Photo Damage Corrector is allergy tested, 100% fragrance-free, oil-free, dermatologist-tested, opthalmologist-tested, and non-acnegenic. It is suitable for all skin types and ages. 

It will be available at Clinique counters nationwide beginning November 2010 and is expected to retail at P4,500.


Clinique Bonus Time 2010

If, like me, you’re a regular Clinique user, here’s a heads-up because it won’t last that long.

It’s Clinique Bonus Time once again – the time of the year when you get freebies when you do your regular replenishment of your Clinique skin care items.

For a single purchase worth P3,900 or more (between Sept. 3-19, 2010 only), here’s what you get:

(1) All About Eyes
(1) Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss
(1) Turnaround Concentrate
(1) Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
(1) Liquid Facial Soap (Mild)
(1) Clarifying Moisture Lotion 2
(1) FREE foldable carry-on bag

I always love to wait for promos such as these because the value of the free items run to thousands already.

Better hurry over to any Clinique counter in the malls before supply of the freebies run out.


Clinique’s Bonus Time Promo

Today, my girl and I took advantage of Clinique’s Bonus Time promo. Since I am about to run out of their Pressed Powder Transparency 3 which I use daily on my face, I decided to buy reserve stock. My girl needed her pressed powder as well.

Good thing we waited until now because this twice yearly event really allows you to get freebies which ordinarily would cost you a couple of thousands when purchased separately.

With a minimum single purchase of P3,500, you get travel sizes of Repairwear Contour, Turnaround Instant Facial, Turnaround Concentrate, Liquid Facial Wash, Long Last Lipstick in Berry Kiss and Lash Power Mascara in Black Onyx. A pretty-in-pink trendy bag is thrown in when you increase your purchase to P4,000!

My daughter and I are both happy. We have our powder supply, the freebies, and my favorite colored pink bag.

This is a limited offer only. Promo is good from March 1-17, 2010.


Avon’s Anew Rejuvenate Line

It seems like almost every cosmetic line has jumped on the anti-aging bandwagon.Wherever I turn now at the cosmetic counters, the anti-aging line is being touted and it confuses us consumers all the more because which now, of all these brands, is truly effective in terms of preventing the ravaging effects of the sun and wind on one’s skin as one ages.

I’ve always been a try-first-and-see person as far these claims go. One of the earliest brands to claim to be anti-aging turned out ineffective for me. I did not really feel any difference after consuming about 2 bottles of it.

A blogger friend, Earth, just wrote a review on Avon’s Anew Rejuvenate Line. She has actually tried the product line already — all 6 of them. And she has nothing but great words about its effect on her.

While I have not tried this Avon line, Earth’s word is good enough for me to want to. At my age, I really need to take care of my skin since it tends to get dry in many areas already unlike when I was in my teens when oily skin was my problem.The sun also affects older skin than younger ones so I really need to be conscious always of protecting my exposed skin to the sun.

The great news is that Earth is sponsoring a contest that will award this whole Anew Rejuvenate line of Avon to a lucky blog reader of hers. You too can join till January 30, 2010. If you are interested, head on over to
Earth’s blog for the mechanics of the contest.

As for me, I definitely want to try this out. After all, if it truly works on someone my age (a mother of 2 teens and 2 adults), that alone is the best testimony to the effectiveness of the anti-aging product, right?

So here goes. I am crossing my fingers that I win this I am excited to try out something that is highly recommended by Earth. I’ve seen her lately and yes, her skin looked very good.


Artistry Total Mascara – Your Lashes’ Best Friend

If you need to step out of the house in a hurry, there are three facial features you cannot neglect: eyebrows, lashes and lips. Otherwise, you will look like you just got out of bed.

Eyebrows need to be emphasized with a little eyebrow liner or some eyebrow powder so you do not look like you had no eyebrows. For the lips, I run a base for my chapped lips before applying a touch of lipstick. I tend to put only a very light coat of lipstick for daytime wear that matches what I wear and make it more dark and red at night so as not to look pale Lastly, to emphasize my eyes, I brush mascara across my lashes.

Recently, I was introduced to a new line of mascara: the ARTISTRY Total Mascara. Right now, I have different brands of mascara (some more expensive than others). But really, if it does the trick, there is no need to pay an arm and a leg for a high-end mascara, right?

Artistry Total Mascara comes in water resistant and waterproof creamy formulas that resist smudging, flaking (I hate that because it enters my eye), and clumping (lashes sticking together in clumps). It comes in two shades: black and brown. One mascara brush alone will lengthen, define, lift and magnify lashes. Artistry Total Mascara is infused with Vitamins A and E to nourish and condition your lashes while defining your eyes to enhance it.
I have both the black and brown Artistry mascara to test so I am really looking forward to trying it out in forthcoming blogger events.
Artistry is not just mascara. They have other beauty products as well like concealers, eye creams, age-defying skin creams, and lipstick.
Artistry Total Mascara is sold exclusively by Amway Philippines. For more information, please call 814-8181 or visit their website. SRP: PhP 955.

HBC’s Tatak Exclusibo Sale (Nov. 30-Dec. 8, 2009)

Last night, bloggers were treated to a preview of HBC’s yearender sale from Nov. 30-Dec. 8, 2009 during which time, clients can purchase their products at significant discounts.

My girls have been buying HBC products in the past but frankly, I knew very little about it since I have been sticking to well-known foreign brands for my skin care considering I have sensitive skin and probably also hesitate to try new products.

But since the event was very close to my home, I decided to be adventurous and go to find out more about HBC. My girl C2 was with me and when we got to the HBC shop, we immediately began checking out the goods. I was not disappointed. Based on the short video that was shown to us and from going around the HBC shop for a first-hand look at what they were offering, I was delighted to discover the following:

– they carried hypoallergenic products
– their Allue line was just for tweens and teens, packaged in really cute girly designs (it made me wish my girls were little again)
– their body care line contains local ingredients known to be good for the skin like gugo, calamansi, henna and coconut oil
– their San San line is an anti-aging makeup line which also had SPF protection and vitamins!
– their price was very affordable (in fact, significantly less than the foreign brands I buy)

I still have to try the products I came home with last night but if they work for me, there is no reason I won’t continue using these in the future. After all, being expensive does not always make a product that much better. And when we buy HBC, we are actually buying PINOY.

HBC is the leading innovative world-class retailer of health, beauty, personal and home care products and services with the best value. HBC has 200 branches nationwide. Call customer service at Tel. Nos.: 984-5555 loc. 228 or visit the website for more information


My 6-Week Skin Program with Celeteque Advanced Anti-Wrinkle Facial Moisturizer

Sometime in August, I was part of a group of bloggers who were invited to test out the new Celeteque Advanced Anti-Wrinkle Facial Moisturizer.

Celeteque anti-wrinkle facial moisturizer
Frankly, I had never used Celeteque before although I bought the Gentle Exfoliating Wash simply because I had to complete some purchases at Watson’s in order to get their free promo item.

We were given product samples at the launch and listened to the testimonials of several beautiful women who attested to reduced or totally gone facial wrinkles during their own 6-week test.

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Celeteque Advanced Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer Launches

For some time now, there have been teaser ads along major thoroughfares about “an unidentified product”.

Today, the bloggers including myself, finally got our first glimpse of that product: Celeteque Advanced Anti-Wrinkle Facial Moisturizer.

Celeteque anti-wrinkle facial moisturizer

The secret is its Double Peptide Complex which supposedly stimulates the production of collagen, the natural protein which plumps up our skin.

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