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Tighten skin and fight hair loss using your cells

Hair loss and sagging skin are not problems exclusive to age. You can also get them from your 20s and 30s. It could be something you inherited, the result of a 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 advancements in technology, it’s quick and relatively painless.

Bench Skin Expert, the dermatology arm of the retail giant known for a decade of offering non-invasive dermatology procedures ranging from acne management to anti-aging and slimming, is teaming up again to DermAsia and DMark for the latest non-invasive innovations. invasive anti-aging, Regenera and Robotic Lift.

Regenera is a unique hair regrowth treatment that works by stimulating hair growth through hair regenerative therapy, using regenerative cells extracted from your scalp alongside US FDA certified Regeneicons. The problem with hair loss is that the sooner you act, the less it can progress. Treat your hair follicles while they’re still alive. With Regenera, you can achieve 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 sagging skin on the face (like jowls and double chin) or body (arms and stomach are the usual suspects) with the use of advanced ultrasound technology that sends signals to the deepest layers of the skin, promoting the formation of collagen.

Bench Skin Expert makes it easy to incorporate beauty and wellness into your routine with its accessible locations. Its new branch is now at BGC, so you can drop by and freshen up before or after a fun outdoor get-together with friends and family in the High Street.


Visit the brand new Bench Skin Expert branch at One Parkade, 7th Avenue, BGC, Taguig. For inquiries, message @BenchSkinExpert on Facebook and Instagram or call (0905) 336 6126 via text 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 is revamping its counter at the Shangri-La in Rustan.

A return to sensory experiences

The years of confinement have deprived us of using some of our senses. Masked and socially distanced, we rely primarily on our sense of sight and hearing. As the world hopefully opens up to a better normality, Clarins is revamping its counter at Shangrila Plaza Mall in Rustan to engage all five senses, reaffirming its holistic perspective on beauty and wellness and harnessing the power Plant.

The Double Total Serum is in itself a treat for the senses. Two serums in one bottle, it’s a pleasure 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 separator mimics the skin’s hydrolipidic film to boost its vital functions, providing more than aesthetic anti-aging benefits. Its concentration of 21 powerful plant extracts unite for an invigorating aroma; whether you are anxious or unwinding 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 friction of masks and air conditioning.


Clarins is at Rustan’s The Beauty Source in Shangri-La Plaza Shopping Centre, Ortigas; Ayala Center, Makati; Downtown Alabang, Alabang; and Ayala Center Cebu; Powerhouse Shopping Center in Rockwell; online at, or via Personal Shoppers on (0917) 111-1952.

Dermalogica Clear Start simplifies acne routines in three easy steps.

No to Acne Censorship, Yes to Easier Routines

It is undeniable that different social media platforms have a different impact on their users and on society as a whole. Instagram is where the 10-step routine and staged “Instagrammable” moment began. In the age of TikTok, it’s just more spontaneous. No escape is going to stop a content creator from showing off some new choreography they’ve been practicing, because who cares?

It’s a prospect that resonates with Dermalogica’s Clear Start line as they launch their #FkAcneCensorship campaign. Instead of photoshopping symptoms or using fair-skinned models for an acne line, they promote real, uncensored skin in their campaigns.

That being said, acne is nothing to be overlooked. The skin is the body’s first line of defense as well as the mirror of what’s going on inside. Sarah Miller, Dermalogica Master Instructor, remarked, “We’ve seen the acne look younger. Children as young as nine come in with blackheads. We try to help them with a simple routine.

Dermalogica has a line of effective skincare, but they make it even simpler with Clear Start, a simple three-step regimen. It starts with a foaming cleanser, a salicylic acid serum to ward off bacteria, and a lightweight gel-textured moisturizer. Top it all off with an SPF during the day and you’re good to go.

It’s a useful reminder when dealing with acne at any age. “With acne, you try to do too much. It’s important to refine and not overwhelm the skin with too many ingredients, which will cause the skin to purge anyway,” she continues, referencing to the breakout that occurs 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 may 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 endlessly scroll through perfect selfies on our screens, but we have to remember that we don’t limit ourselves to our appearance.


Help Clear Start’s commitment against acne censorship and show your real skin on Instagram with the hashtag #FkAcneCensorship. Buy Clear Start at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.

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