Fashion and Beauty

Hair fall is a huge pandemic problem here's what you can do...

CULTURE VULTURE - Therese Jamora-Garceau - The Philippine Star
Hair fall is a huge pandemic problem here's what you can do...
Break the hair fall: Kérastase’s Genesis line of shampoo, conditioner, scalp serum and anti-hair fall blow-drying fluid prevents hair loss.

Ever since the pandemic started, hair fall has become one of the biggest problems for both men and women. A major cause is stress, along with dietary changes, hormones, and external daily factors like heat styling and pollution. These factors cause the hair to become weaker, thinner and they therefore detach from the scalp.

Stress can alter hormone levels and put hair follicles into a “dormant” state, making it easier for hair to fall out even when you’re just combing or washing it.

With all the information available online, it can be overwhelming to determine the cause of your hair loss, which is why it’s better to consult trained hair and scalp experts.

Kérastase Philippines can help you understand your hair and recommend the right care routine for free online via Facebook or Lazada.

The world’s leading professional luxury haircare brand launched Genesis Scalp Serum in 2020, and it quickly became a bestseller here. Genesis was developed in collaboration with scientists, an experienced dermatologist, hairstylist, nutritionist, and even a world-renowned perfumer to provide Pinoys with the ultimate solution for hair loss.

Enriched with highly effective complex compounds like ginger root, Aminexil 1.5 percent and Edelweiss Native Cells, it promotes beautiful hair with 84 percent less hair loss in just six weeks. Some customers notice a significant improvement in even less time.  One client shared, “It’s been so effective that I continue to use it because of the smell and for maintenance, so that my hair will continue growing strong.”

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Kérastase Genesis Scalp Serum and other haircare products are available at the Kérastase Official Store in LazMall, HairMNL.com and at select salon partners at SM Megamall and SM Mall of Asia.

Brow-mance: Issy & Co. added new Brow Pencil Pro and Precision Brow Pen to its bestselling Brow Refiner.

Local brand completes its brow collection

For local brand Issy & Co. Cosmetics, kilay really is life.  First they released Brow Refiner, tinted brow mascara that became a cult favorite and bestseller. Now they’ve released two new products to complete their brow collection.

Brow Pencil Pro (P249) is double-ended:  one has a fine-tip retractable brow pencil to fill and define your brows with precise yet natural-looking strokes. On the other end is a small paddle brush to blend in your handiwork.  It’s perfect for days when you want natural-looking brows and a no-makeup look.

Precision Brow Pen (P299) is a micro-fine pen that delivers more dramatic, hair-like strokes to give you a sharper, fiercer, more couture look. Both products are formulated with castor oil to nourish, Propanediol to hydrate, and the pencil even has antioxidant vitamin E to condition. Both are water-resistant, smudge-resistant, long-wearing, bleed-proof, non-fading and come in four shades:  Ash, Ash Brown, Taupe Brown, and Warm Brown.

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Issy and Co. is available at www.lazada.com.ph/shop/issy-company/.

Micro manager: Kiehl’s Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum combats all the visible signs of aging without irritating your skin.

All the anti-aging benefits without the side effects

Retinol has long been a hero anti-aging ingredient to dermatologists, but can be tricky to use for those with sensitive skin because this vitamin A derivative can also cause redness, peeling and dryness when you first start using it and your skin is adjusting.

That’s why Kiehl’s Since 1851’s newest product, Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum, is a boon for those sensitive to retinol, because it combats all the visible signs of aging without irritating your skin.

Kiehl’s recognized that retinol needs to be introduced gradually into our skincare routine, so they developed a breakthrough approach called “micro-dosing.” Their serum is formulated in a precise dose, carefully calibrated to promote cellular transformation while strengthening our skin barrier and increasing our tolerance to retinol.

At the Zoom launch on Sept. 7, Kiehl’s gathered a trio of experts to discuss the effects of aging on the body.

Celebrity diet coach and author Nadine Tengco revealed that, for healthy living, we should stop eating foods with preservatives and artificial ingredients, flush out toxins with water and anti-inflammatory herbs, and infuse the right foods into the body. “The best way to combat fat is with healthy fats like fish, and you want to have a whole range of colors in the vegetables you eat to get the right nutrients,” she stressed.

Dr. Juan Estrada, general manager of Physiare Physical Therapy Center, stressed the importance of holistic health to reduce the risk of disease. “I encourage everyone to find a sustainable exercise routine that they can do consistently.”

Dr. Mara Evangelista-Huber of Levana Dermatology Clinic said that the best skincare plan to slow down aging entails five steps: “Protecting against sun damage, hydrating the skin, stimulating skin renewal, promoting collagen production, and living a healthy lifestyle. An effective retinoid depends on its ability to transform into a retinoic acid, its stability, its concentration and user satisfaction. The entire formulation of Kiehl’s Retinol is stable and consists of multifunctional ingredients that protect the skin barrier. That’s why it’s a great product for people looking to introduce retinol into their skincare routine.”

Clinical tests showed that within 12 weeks of using Kiehl’s Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum, 100 percent of users showed reduced wrinkles, 94 percent displayed refined texture and 90 percent reported improved firmness.  Now, those are stats I can get behind.

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Kiehl’s Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum 50ml is now available in stores nationwide and online at Kiehl’s Official Store on LazMall by Lazada.

Pretty in pink: The new Senka Perfect Whip Collagen-in foams up bigger with micro-bubbles that remove even the tiniest impurities.

This Japanese cleanser is 60 percent beauty serum

My favorite silky whipped Japanese cleanser has gotten super-pretty in pink.  The new Senka Perfect Whip Collagen-in now has its best formulation yet:  it whips up bigger into denser foam, and 60 percent of it is beauty serum.

While super-cleansing micro-bubbles remove even the tiniest impurities, like sunscreen and PM 2.5, double hyaluronic acid and Senka’s patented White Silk Cocoon essence boost the moisture in our skin and protect it from dryness.

The star ingredient, Collagen GL, makes skin more elastic, resilient and soft, for the ultimate “suppin”:  clean, moisturized, bare skin that’s plump, fresh and bright.

Plus, it’s been dermatologically and allergy tested and is free of silicones, sulfates, parabens, mineral oil and color, with a light floral fragrance.

And Senka is oh, so affordable:  120g is only P299, while the travel size 50g is P139.

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The new pink Senka Collagen-in is available at Watsons, Lazada and The SM Store.

The Aveda hair products used at the 3.1 Phillip Lim fall/winter 2020 show: A collab holiday collection of hair accessories will be released this November.

Aveda collaborates with Phillip Lim on holiday hair collection

Aveda’s 2021 holiday collection has been created in collaboration with global fashion brand 3.1 Phillip Lim.

Building on a longstanding partnership, this collection celebrates the brands’ synergistic missions of caring for the world and celebrating its natural beauty, with the creation of four covetable limited-edition hair accessories:  a hair towel wrap and carrying bag, a scrunchie trio, detangling comb, and wooden paddle brush — and the specially designed gift packaging is perfect for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

This designer collaboration boasts more than what meets the eye. With a shared passion for sustainability, the teams worked closely to ensure that the materials used in this collection — like 100-percent-organic cotton and 100-percent-recycled PET — were both high-quality and sustainability-driven, something that is of high importance to consumers and further evokes thoughtful gifting this holiday season.

Phillip Lim, creative director and cofounder of 3.1 Phillip Lim, said, “Developing this collection felt like a natural evolution of our relationship with Aveda. It is through our shared values to protect and care for the planet that we can bring natural beauty and joy to the simple rituals in life. Mother Nature thrives when given the space to move through her natural cycles; we wanted to harness that spirit into thoughtful gifting for a loved one to flourish and thrive.”

These limited-edition Aveda x 3.1 Phillip Lim hair accessories will be bundled alongside Aveda’s high-performing vegan products in a selection of premade holiday gift sets, as well as individually for customized gifting opportunities.

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The Aveda x 3.1 Phillip Lim Holiday Collection will be available this November at Aveda stores, select retail partners, and online.

Lawyer and Binibining Pilipinas-International 2019 Patch Magtanong faces her “red days” confidently with GynePro.

Conquering ‘Red days’

Let’s face it:  the “red days” of our period are always uncomfortable, especially for women on the go.

Content creator Jaz Reyes says, “It’s hard to stay motivated when you’re on your period. During my red days, though, I make sure that I use Gynepro Ultra Protection Feminine Wash, which has Chlorhexidine Digluconate for stronger protection against odor, itch, and irritation, which we can be especially vulnerable to during red days because of the added bacteria buildup.”

Dr. Kara Gozali prefers taking a more strategic route: “I get a bit uneasy and groggy most times but with GynePro, there really is no worry of discomfort. Using it has given me more confidence and has kept me feeling clean and protected wherever I go.”

Lawyer and Binibining Pilipinas-International 2019 Patch Magtanong says, “Red days are always my most difficult days of the month.  When I’m experiencing so much discomfort, it’s so difficult to be at 100 percent and it really takes its toll on every aspect of my life. But since I started using Gynepro, I don’t have to worry about my period anymore! I feel protected because of the two times better bacteria-killing action of GynePro, empowered and ready to take on any challenge, any day of the month.”

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GynePro Ultra Protection Feminine Wash (P73 for 60ml; P163 for 150ml) is available in all leading drugstores and supermarkets and online via Shopee and Lazada under UL Skin Sciences Inc. Follow @gynepro on Instagram and #ConquerRedDays.

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