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The latest in beauty is all about becoming your best self

GLOSS THE RECORD - Marbbie Tagabucba - The Philippine Star
The latest in beauty is all about becoming your best self
Bench Skin Expert opens in One Parkade in BGC.

Tighten skin and address hair loss using your cells

Hair loss and skin sagging aren’t concerns that are exclusive to age. You can get them as early as your 20s and 30s, too. It can be something you inherited, the result of hormonal imbalance, or a drastic change in your body like weight loss. Either way, there’s no shame in addressing your concerns now, and thanks to advances in technology, it’s quick and relatively pain-free.

Bench Skin Expert, the dermatological arm of the retail giant known for offering no-nonsense non-invasive dermatological procedures from acne management to anti-aging and slimming for a decade now, once again partners up with DermAsia and DMark for the latest in non-invasive anti-aging, Regenera and Robotic Lift.

Regenera is a one-time hair regrowth treatment that works by stimulating hair growth through capillary regenerative therapy, utilizing regenerative cells extracted from your scalp alongside the US FDA-certified Regenericons. The thing with hair loss is that the sooner you act on it, the less it can progress. Treat your hair follicles while they are still living. With Regenera, you can get hair growth and thickening, and prevent hair loss without any surgery, medications, or downtime.

Worried about sagging skin? Robotic Lift is a non-invasive skin-tightening treatment that guarantees a noticeable aesthetic lift in areas prone to skin sagging in the face (like the jowls and double chin) or body (the arms and belly area are the usual suspects) with the use of advanced ultrasound technology that sends signals to the deepest layers of the skin, promoting collagen formation.

Bench Skin Expert makes it convenient to integrate beauty and wellness into your routine with its accessible locations. Its newest branch is now in BGC, so you can drop by and freshen up before or after a fun al fresco gathering with friends and family at High Street.


Visit the newest Bench Skin Expert branch at One Parkade, 7th Avenue, BGC, Taguig. For inquiries, message @BenchSkinExpert on Facebook and Instagram or call (0905) 336 6126 through SMS or Viber. Check out the other Bench Skin Expert branches at Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati (07) 625 0013, SM Megamall (08) 654 5015, TriNoma (07) 730 4009, and Ayala Malls Manila Bay (07) 916 8663.

Clarins revamps its counter in Rustan's Shangri-La.

A return to sensorial experiences

The lockdown years have deprived us of using some of our senses. Masked up and socially distanced, we would rely mainly on our sense of sight and hearing. As the world opens up to, hopefully, a better normal, Clarins revamps its Rustan’s Shangrila Plaza Mall counter to engage all five senses, reaffirming its holistic perspective on beauty and wellness and harnessing the power of botanicals.

The Double Serum Total alone is a treat for the senses. Two serums in one bottle, it’s a delight to feel the oil-based and water-based formulations, separated by two chambers, come together in your palm. Perfected for 35 years for women of all ages, this separation imitates the skin’s hydrolipidic film to boost its vital functions, providing more than just aesthetic anti-aging benefits. Its concentration of 21 potent plant extracts come together for an invigorating aroma; whether you’re anxious or winding down from the stresses of the day, it signals your body to relax. Your skin feels better instantly and improves with use. It’s just the reinforcement your skin needs after protecting your body from the harsh rub of masks and air conditioning.


Clarins is at Rustan’s The Beauty Source in Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Ortigas; Ayala Center, Makati; Alabang Town Center, Alabang; and Ayala Center Cebu; Power Plant Mall in Rockwell; online at, or through the personal shoppers at (0917) 111-1952.

Dermalogica Clear Start simplifies acne routines to three easy steps.

No to acne censorship, yes to simpler routines

There’s no denying that different social media platforms impact their users and society as a whole differently. It was on Instagram where the 10-step routine and the staged “Instagrammable” moment started. In the age of TikTok, it’s just more spontaneous. No breakout will stop a content creator from showing off a new choreography they practiced, because who cares?

It’s a perspective that resonates with Dermalogica’s Clear Start line as they start their #FkAcneCensorship campaign. Instead of Photoshopping the symptoms or using models with clear skin for an acne line, they’re promoting real, uncensored skin in their campaigns.

That being said, acne is nothing to disregard. The skin is the body’s first line of defense as well as the mirror of what’s happening inside. Dermalogica’s master instructor Sarah Miller noticed, “We’ve seen acne get younger. Kids as young as nine come in with blackheads. We’re trying to help them with a simple routine.”

Dermalogica has a line of efficient skincare, but they’re simplifying that even further with Clear Start, an unfussy three-step regimen. It starts with a foaming cleanser, a salicylic acid serum to keep bacteria at bay, and a lightweight moisturizer with a jelly texture. Top it off with an SPF during the day and you’re good to go.

It’s a reminder that’s useful for when you’re treating acne at any age. “With acne, we try to do too much. It’s important to hone in and not overwhelm the skin with too many ingredients, which will make the skin purge anyway,” she continues, referring to the breakout that happens when the skin reacts to a new active ingredient. “Look at your routine. If you have three serums or a routine with too many acids, you might need to simplify and hold back.”

Acne is normal, so why should we pretend it doesn’t exist? It’s easy to forget when we’re scrolling endlessly through perfect selfies on our screens, but we should remember that there’s more to us than our looks.


Contribute to Clear Start’s pledge against acne censorship and show your real skin on Instagram with the hashtag #FkAcneCensorship. Shop Clear Start at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.

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