I KNOW MARIAN RIVERA’S SECRET

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The mere mention of “Marian Rivera” brings to mind words like “queen,” “beauty,” “a charmed life” and FLOWERS. Marian has never shied away from expressing her love for anything floral, even launching her very own flower arrangement business called Flora Vida. That of course, is just one of the many things on her bustling schedule as a wife to Ding Dong, mother to Zia and a sought-after actress and endorser. A lot are probably wondering how she was able to bounce back so fast after giving birth. Turns out, Marian is still very strict with her health and beauty regimen. Even if she’s gone back to work and still performs her duties as wife and mother at home, she makes sure that she still gets to take care of herself.

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On July 27, 2017, Marian Rivera was officially introduced as the face of Snow Crystal White Beauty, a beauty supplement that fights free radicals, reduces the signs of skin aging and evens out the skin tone. In a sit-down interview during the event, Marian revealed:

Secret #1: She can skip sunblock now. Anyone who has experienced the intense Philippine heat knows that skipping sunblock is a definite no-no, so how can she NOT wear that now? Snow Crystal White Tomato has 800mg of Colorless Carotenoids (Phytofloral) derived from a unique breed of white tomatoes. It is clinically proven to deliver significant benefits such as evening out of skin tone, whitening and the increasing ability to defend itself against UVA and UVB rays. It also has 500mg Kohjin L-Glutathione, which helps repair skin and fight free radicals.

Secret #2: Though she was always told she’d make it as a movie star, Marian always wanted to become a teacher.

There’s actually more in the video, so instead of me writing verbatim, I’d rather that you listen to the snippets straight from her. 🙂 Enjoy!

What happens during a RevLite treatment?

I bet you’ve heard a lot of celebrities talk about it and you’ve seen billboards almost everywhere in the metro. What is this RevLite thing and what can it do for my skin? For years, women have searched for the perfect skin product that can address these common problems:

-Uneven skintone

-Huge pores

-Sunspots and freckles

-Fine lines, wrinkles

-Acne scars

While there are stellar products that can specifically address these skin problems (mind you, they’re pricey too. You have to pay good money for excellent quality right?), we also have to remember that we all have different skin types and skin needs. It can be tricky to find a skin care product that really works with one’s skin, meaning no allergies, no nasty side effects. Thank God for advancements in dermatology! If store-bought products don’t work, your dermatologist might have the perfect skin technology for you. RevLite is a skin laser technology administered by top dermatologists.  RevLite is considered the gold-standard in treating Asian skin. I’ve been a RevLite user since last year and I’d say I’m very much satisfied with the results.


How often should I go for a RevLite treatment? My dermatologist, Dra. Joan Clarence says every 2-3 weeks. I actually appreciate that she makes me kulit about my RevLite schedule because I know I’d only be able to see the results and maximise the benefits if I follow the regular schedule. Still, it depends on what your skin concern is. Freckles and sunspots can usually disappear after 2-3 sessions, while tattoos, birthmarks, fine lines and wrinkles will entail more sessions.

Which parts can RevLite be used? Almost any body part covered with skin (except your eyes for obvious reasons).

How long does a RevLite session last? 20-45 minutes, depending on the area being treated and skin concern being addressed.

What should I do before and after a RevLite session? It is not recommended that you wash or put any creams on the treated area for at least 6 hours after the RevLite session. If you’re having your face treated, you’ll have to make sure you wash it clean, removing all traces of make-up and dirt or better yet, have a facial done before the session.

Will it hurt? No but you’ll have to get used to the tingling sensation as the RevLite wand hovers over your skin. The smell might get a little unsettling but trust your dermatologist that she won’t burn your skin. Only dermatologists who are certified and trained by Cynosure (manufacturer of RevLite) can perform the treatment.

How much will it cost? A session begins at around P4,000. You can save more by getting the packages which are bundled with freebies.

Call Clarence Center to find out more about RevLite: 8972348 | 09065459628 | 09985733348.

PRODUCT REVIEW: Pond’s Flawless White BB Cream

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Initial review: I was quite impressed with the smooth and light formulation. It went on really well on my skin and had a smooth finish. The smell is pleasant but not overpowering.

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How did it work with other products? It blended really well with my Ellana mineral powder. I did notice that I tend to get oily at noon time so the product slides off or looks cakey. Just retouch with a small amount on the spots that really need it.

The downside: PIMPLE BREAKOUT. I thought I found my new favorite BB cream but after five days, I started getting pimples! I initially blamed stress and PMS for the breakouts but I’ve been sleeping early, exercising regularly and eating healthy. So off I went to my dermatologist and she recommended Epiduo to dry out the pimples. Still, I observed that new pimples (that were huge and painful) would appear even after my period. Prior to using the product, I’ve never had a breakout. Heck even as a commuting college student, I’d just get a pimple or two during finals season but never a breakout like this. 

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THE VERDICT

Coverage ♥♥♥

Formulation ♥♥♥

Scent ♥♥♥♥

Staying Power ♥♥♥

The product clearly, isn’t a good match for my skin. I’m not saying it won’t work for you. This is why I really support product sampling. I’ve been partners with Sample Room for a few years now and I love that they continuously bring in new products for members to try (in sample or sometimes in full sizes) before buying and committing to a product. What may work for some people may not necessarily work for you. You have to factor in your skin type, your activities and even certain ingredients you’re allergic to.