The Skin Expert

Friday, April 22, 2016

The human skin is simply not designed for the world we live in today. There can be a lot attributed to the changes like urbanization, climate change, and a lot more especially in our country where pollution is very high. For example, there are dangerous nanoparticles that are 20 times smaller than pores and easily infiltrate the layers of our skin, to increased UV exposure by up to 85% through electronic devices, and oxidative damage that causes skin to degenerate. I can go on and on and I can personally attest to using anti-ageing products to take care of the largest organ of our body, the skin.

This 2016, beauty and science finally meet as the Pond’s Institute opens its doors in Manila. I have heard of it in commercials and articles in the internet before and I’m happy that this institue, a global network of 700 researchers and scientists that have developed over 200 patented skincare innovations for women around the world, is now here. From Tokyo, Madrid, New York, and Shanghai, the no. 1 face care brand in the Philippines brings its breakthrough and personalized skincare solutions for every Filipina.

Strategically located at the heart of Bonifacio Global City, the Pond’s Institute offers a slew of services that cater to every Filipina’s skin care needs.Upon entering the institute, Filipinas are given a skin care analysis using a comprehensive equipment.I have seen a lot of skin analyzers in the past and this one measures 7 aspects of the skin which will conclude how your skin fares your age – I just wish they can measure elasticity too!

I like that I was able to do it even with makeup! LOL The total result tell me I’m 2 years older my age but in a way I’m quite happy because I’ve won over my acne already, and it’s just the pores, UV spots, roughness and spots (the higher values over a median) that i need to improve on, especially on my T zone which was consistently detected by the machine.

I know that pores is the most difficult to combat because that would need resurfacing or even laser surgeries, but UV spots, dark spots and roughness can be taken care of using products at home. With the results of the test, I got a customized skincare regimen from the nice Beauty advisors – Age Miracle, a range that’s infused with the gold standard in anti-aging, retinol, and combined with AHA, CLA and retinol boosters, Pond’s Age Miracle promises to make skin more elastic and increase collagen renewal, despite the damage from pollution. 

 What’s more—the Pond’s Institute offers free dermatologist consultations every Saturday.Above and below are more photos from the launch where the Pond’s managers and ambassadors visited and opened the institute. “We want Filipinas to get the expert skincare and beauty they deserve,” shares Mian Datu-David, Unilever Philippines’ Marketing Director for Skin. “We invite every Filipina to discover what’s behind the doors of the Pond’s Institute, because we believe that the beautiful stories of your lives should leave a mark in the world, not on your face.”

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