AVEENO®, Nature’s Key to Naturally Beautiful Skin, Finally Arrives in the Philippines

Filipina women, rejoice! Nature’s secret to naturally beautiful skin is now within our reach. AVEENO®, the no. 1 body lotion formula in the US with ACTIVE NATURALS® ingredients, officially arrives in the Philippines.

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For more than seventy years, AVEENO® has been harnessing the power of all-natural and organic ingredients such as colloidal oats and combining them with breakthrough sciences to deliver skincare solutions that effectively cleanse, moisturize and protect all skin types while being gentle enough for everyday use.

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ABOVE L-R: Gerry Cruz, Head of Skin Care Franchise, J&J Philippines; Patricia Villasenor, Assistant Brand Manager for Beauty, J&J Phils.; Menas Kizoulis, Associate Director for Scientific Affairs, J&J Headquarters; AVEENO® brand ambassadors Christine Jacob-Sandejas, Nikki Gil-Albert, and Jaymie Pizarro, and; Rommell Narvaez, Marketing Director, J&J Phils.

“AVEENO® is backed by years of research to ensure that we deliver on our promise of providing deeply satisfying skin wellness solutions,” said Johnson & Johnson Philippines Senior Brand Manager for AVEENO®, Paul Dizon. “By combining nature and science, we are able to help women restore their skin’s health and reveal the most beautiful versions of themselves.”

AVEENO® ACTIVE NATURALS® Products

AVEENO®’s Daily Moisturizing Lotion and Body Wash contain ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal blended with rich emollients that helps skin build a “moisture reserve” to keep it hydrated. Dermatologically tested and suitable for daily use, these products moisturize for visibly healthier and naturally beautiful looking skin.

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AVEENO®’s Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion and Body Wash help restore essential moisture to itchy, extra dry skin. Its ACTIVE NATURALS® Triple Oat Complex is clinically proven to relieve and soothe skin while moisturizing for 24 hours to provide lasting protection and skin hydration. These products relieve all five symptoms of skin irritation: dryness, discomfort, flaking, roughness and itchiness. They also leave the skin feeling soft and smooth.

AVEENO® Brand Ambassadors Share Their Naturally Beautiful Skin Stories

More than the largest organ in the body, the skin is also the best storyteller of a woman’s journey: what she’s been through, where she’s been, how well she takes care of herself and what she keeps close to her heart. With AVEENO®’s ACTIVE NATURALS® ingredients, they can have the confidence to bare their #naturallybeautiful skin stories.

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During the official launch held at The Blue Leaf Events Pavilion in BGC last Wednesday and hosted by Ms. Issa Litton, proud AVEENO® users Nikki Gil-Albert, Christine Jacob-Sandejasand Jaymie Pizarro shared their own naturally beautiful skin stories.

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“I grew up with very sensitive skin and even went through an acne phase, so you can only imagine how difficult that was for me growing up,” shared actress-singer and TV host Nikki Gil-Albert. “It also didn’t help that entering showbiz at a young age meant exposing my skin to thick makeup, sleepless nights, exposure to heavy lights and a lot of traveling, which all eventually caused my skin to dry up.”

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Being in an industry that puts too much emphasis on physical appearance, Nikki said having dry skin made her feel insecure and less confident about herself. That is why she goes through great lengths to make sure her skin is well taken care of.

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“I’m admittedly a big skin care junkie. I like trying out many different products but AVEENO has always been a staple in my counter. I’ve always known that natural ingredients can do wonders to the skin but not in the same way AVEENO’s Active Natural ingredients can. With AVEENO, I am confident that I can keep on pursuing my passions and inspire other people to do the same without having to worry about dry skin ever again,” she added.

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“Four of my 5 kids were delivered via c-section so I have a scar that I know won’t go away anymore. I also have a lot of freckles on my shoulders and a few sunspots due to the amount of time I was under the sun while swimming. They honestly don’t bother me at all. My scar is a reminder of how blessed I am to have such wonderful kids and the freckles and sunspots are proof of my hard work and dedication as an athlete. I have been using AVEENO even before it came to the Philippines and I truly appreciate how naturally beautiful my skin looks at the age of 49 thanks to it,” shared hands-on mom, TV host and champion swimmer Christine Jacob-Sandejas.

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“As a competitive runner, you can easily tell from my skin if I’m training for another race. Believe me, the signs are not hard to miss: dark tan, chafing, heat rash, sunburn, you name it,” shared triathlete and The Bull Runner founder Jaymie Pizarro.

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Proud AVEENO® brand ambassadors Christine Jacob-Sandejas, Nikki Gil-Albert and Jaymie Pizarro shared their #naturallybeautiful skin story.

Aside from common skin problems that come with being an athlete, Jaymie also experienced permanent skin damage while preparing for one of her competitions. “I crashed on my bike one month before my second Ironman 70.3 and scraped the skin off the right side of my body as I slid on concrete road. Despite the difficulties of training with open wounds, I pushed forward and eventually completed the race. Today, I look at my battle scars with pride knowing they represent how strong I can be in the face of obstacles.”

“And after everything my skin has been through, it’s really amazing how healthy and naturally beautiful it still is thanks to AVEENO,” ended Jaymie.

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Every woman has her own skin story to tell just like these three naturally beautiful ladies. See the AVEENO® ACTIVE NATURALS® difference and make your own story #naturallybeautiful.

AVEENO® is available in all leading supermarkets and drugstores nationwide. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/AveenoPH or go to www.aveeno.com.ph.

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Class Treasurer

I finally got the chance to take a decent picture of my 5th grader wearing his class officer’s vest going to school. A class officer in my son’s school wears a green vest. The class officers wear this vest in school every day and leaves it in their classroom before they go home. On Fridays, they take it home for washing.

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A class officer’s OOTD: school uniform, green vest, school ID

Justin is currently the treasurer of his class. This might seem like a small feat, but for my son, it’s something really special. You see, since he started grade school, he has always been nominated as a class officer but has never been elected. But this year, finally, he was! What a joyous moment for him!

As the class treasurer, his primary task is to handle (count and submit to the Business Office) their class’s Alay Kapwa donations every Wednesday. He also helps the other class officers in proctoring the class when the teachers are still not around. Congratulations, son! Enjoy your stint as class treasurer and do your job well.

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Giordano’s Voltes V Collection Is Back!

If you are one of those who haven’t grabbed anything from Giordano’s first Voltes V collection, then fret not. This August, Giordano’s Voltes V collection is set for an ultra-magnetic return featuring vintage poster-inspired graphics in relaxed and timeless silhouettes. The pieces in this collection will surely appeal to all of us who enjoyed the classic series in the 80s and to the present generation as well.

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“Retro icons and nostalgia continue to influence today’s casual and street wear. Through the revival of the last decades’ popular silhouettes and good old days’ iconic characters, every major brand has put their own fresh take on the classics. And, in this series of Voltes V collections, Giordano has made it a point to honor the 80s favorite while making it relatable to younger generations,” said Rochelle Tan, Giordano Philippines Vice President for Merchandising.

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Made of premium and comfortable fabric, this collection features minimalist-designed polo shirts and raglan tees, as well as printed tees with vintage Voltes V graphics in different colors and sizes perfect for the whole family.

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“Voltes V is such an icon for those who grew up in the late 70s and 80s. It’s a big part of Pinoy pop culture and it transcends different generations. This collection is the second of the three-part series to celebrate the classic show’s 40th anniversary on 2017,” Tan added.

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Giordano’s Voltes V raglan tees sells for just Php699 and polos for Php1,099. Printed tees have a special promo, too; buy 1 at Php999 and get the second one at Php799. What’s more, for every two Voltes V merchandise, you can get a free Voltes V Special Limited Edition Playing Cards. Ain’t that cool?

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For more information about the collection, please visit www.facebook.com/GiordanoPhilippines.

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NIDO 3+ #CheckTheLabel Campaign

In an educational workshop held for moms at Tood English Food Hall in SM Aura last July 28, mommy bloggers and all of the guests present learned valuable information that can guide them in their choice of products to buy for their kids. NIDO 3+ #CheckTheLabel event was hosted by the ever bubbly and pretty Delamar Arias.

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Being a paranoid mom that I am, I meticulously check the labels of food products that I purchase every time I do my grocery shopping. I make sure that the food I buy for my grade-schooler doesn’t have a lot of sugar or salt. To be honest, I thought I was already an expert in that area, but I was wrong. This NIDO 3+ workshop made me realize that there’s still a lot I need to know about a certain product other than just its sugar and sodium content before I decide to put it in my grocery cart.

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Patricia Turcuato, Lead Consumer Marketing Manager

They say, “Mothers know best.” But sometimes, mothers like myself also need help when it comes to making the right decisions for our children, especially if it concerns their health. It’s quite normal for us to seek child care advice and parenting tips from experts and from our own family and friends, but too much information can make us confused and unsure if we’re doing the right thing.

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Arlene Tan-Bantoto, Country Business Manager for Nestle Infant Nutrition

This confusion and uncertainty among moms prompted NIDO 3+ to launch #CheckTheLabel, an educational campaign to encourage mothers to read and have a better understanding of food labels so that they can make smarter and healthier choices for their children.

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Dr. Celeste Gomez, Guest Pediatrician

Guest pediatrician Dr. Celeste Gomez gave an informative talk on good bacteria and probiotics. She said we get good bacteria after we’re born, when we’re breast-fed and when we eat foods rich in probiotics.

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Ditas Sagarbarria, Nutrition Adviser for Nestle Infant Nutrition

Ditas Sagarbarria, Nutrition Adviser for Nestlé Infant Nutrition, taught guests how to properly read food labels and provided everyone with a better understanding of the significance of how the ingredients in each product are listed.

What Should We Look for in Food Labels?

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When we read food labels, we don’t just look for the ingredients of the product. Below is a list of things we should do when reading food labels.

Check the order of ingredients on the product label. When we read food labels, we check the products’ ingredients, right? Here’s an important thing I learned from the workshop. Aside from checking the ingredients, we should also look at the order by which these ingredients are listed. Why? Because this order indicates which ingredient has the highest (first ingredient listed) and lowest (last ingredient listed) amount or quantity in the product. So be wary of products that have sugar, salt, saturated fat or sodium as the first ingredient listed on the product label. By meticulously checking the product label, we can help prevent the risk of obesity, diabetes and other lifestyle-related diseases.

Review the nutrition facts. It is also important to read the nutrition information on the product label to know if the product meets the daily nutritional requirements of our children, especially during their crucial growing-up years. This helps ensure that our child is having a healthy, balanced diet.

Identify nutrients that are unique to a brand. Not all food products like milk are created the same. Make sure the one you choose will provide for your children’s needs and more.

Why Should You Choose NIDO 3+?

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Developed by the best of Nestle Research, NIDO 3+ is the only milk brand with Lactobacillus PROTECTUS®, millions and millions of live good bacteria that maintain the balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut, which in turn help strengthen the immune system. A glass of NIDO 3+ contains this unique probiotic, as well as other essential nutrients like Prebio®3, indigestible fibers that serve as food for good bacteria to grow and survive; DHA, ALA, LA and Taurine to support proper brain structure; and high levels of vitamins A, D, Calcium and Zinc to support overall growth and development.

Sarah Lahbati Checks the Label

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Young celebrity mom Sarah Lahbati is a proud NIDO 3+ mommy.

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Sarah herself experienced the same dilemma of first-time moms when she was choosing a growing-up milk for son Zion when he turned three. She did her own research on her options, and by precisely checking the label, she knew that she made the right choice with NIDO 3+.

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And oh, I didn’t pass up the chance to have photo opps with the event host and the newest NIDO 3+ product endorser.

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So how do you know what’s best for your child? It’s simple: #CheckMoMuna, #CheckTheLabel!

For more information, visit www.lakingamazing.ph.

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Tang Says #NoToParentJudging

Because we Filipinos are too family-oriented, we are very particular about a child’s upbringing at home. This makes us quick to judge parents for every hair that’s out of place, for every mismatched pair of socks or for every tantrum thrown by kids in public places. And because we witness these things as outsiders, we automatically associate a child’s unfavorable appearance and behavior as a point against their parents.

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As a believer of strong Filipino family ties, Tang knows that we are defined by what happens at home because #WeAreHomeMade. Tang likewise urges us to say #NoToParentJudging and not to get affected by anyone’s criticism or judgment.

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As parents, we should do our best to form a home filled with love, warmth and freshness, and those things will always matter more than any kind of judgment.


This video will make you rethink your thoughts and judgment against others.

Have you ever judged a parent? Have you been judged as a parent? Share your stories of #WeAreHomeMade and how we can say #NoToParentJudging.

Find out more by following Tang Philippines on Facebook.

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