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HOW TO BE FREE IN YOUR SKIN From the 2015 Physiogel #FreeInMySkin Movement

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Manila, July 15, 2015 — GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) mission is to help people do more, feel better and live longer. In line with this mission, GSK’s Consumer Healthcare division and Physiogel, its flagship skin health brand, aims to help Filipinas and all women across Asia, to be free from dry and sensitive skin. Physiogel believes in freeing the strength in sensitivity.

Research from the GSK Skin Health Asia Pacific Consumer Report 2014 shows that more than 50% of women across Asia experience sensitive face and body skin in the past 12 months.

One out of two Asian women suffers from dry and sensitive skin. In the Philippines, the figure is higher at 71% and 61% having sensitive face and body skin, respectively.

Sensitive skin can be caused by a multitude of factors — from climactic harshness and pollutants in the air and water to hormonal factors and stress that is further compounded by the use of cosmetics — these are the everyday problems that women face. Dry skin is defined to be where one’s natural lipid layers in the skin lose its ability to retain enough moisture.

The study shows how dry and sensitive skin impacts women’s overall quality of life as they struggle with sensitivity and set them back from fully embracing and living life to the fullest.

According to GSK’s Skin Health Senior Product Manager Justin Lladoc, “Physiogel continues to advocate its #FreeInMySkin Movement because GSK believes that sensitivity can be a source of strength for women, not a weakness to be hidden away. The Movement coincides with the debut of the NEW Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy line,” Lladoc says.

“The #FreeInMySkin Movement is more relevant than ever and is able to digitally reach Filipinas far and wide across the nation with the introduction of the #FreeInMySkin website and the Freedom List Challenge. By the end of 2016, the movement is expected to have rolled out across the whole Asia region as well. And with the overwhelming feedback from consumers, it has also caught the attention of Mercury Drug. Mercury Drug shares in the advocacy of Physiogel to free many more Filipinas from dry and sensitive skin by making Physiogel products available across the archipelago,” Lladoc shares.

SCIENCE-BASED SOLUTIONS The NEW Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy line continues to be a differentiated science-led solution featuring the unique Physiogel BioMimic Technology® that works to soothe and repair the skin’s natural moisture barrier

Calming Relief A.I. Body Lotion Calming Relief A.I. Cream Daily Moisture Therapy Body Lotion Daily Moisture Therapy Cream Daily Moisture Therapy Dermo-Cleanser

Dermatologists highly-recommend Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy because it is non-comedogenic, and free from soap, preservatives, perfumes and colourants. In fact, Physiogel is the #1 Most-Prescribed Brand by Dermatologists in the Philippines

PATTI GRANDIDGE: PHYSIOGEL BRAND ADVOCATE TV host, model/entrepreneur, and blogger, Patti Grandidge is one of those who suffered from dry and sensitive skin. Patti now embodies the new Physiogel woman: smart, elegant, strong and empowered because she is finally free from dry and sensitive skin.

Patti shares that she used to be more conscious and watchful of what others would think about her skin. “That was sad. I would have liked to be out and about and go for more work, but a little thought would always be at the back of my mind wondering if my skin would be an issue or a hindrance. I was not free to do what I wanted to do!” she now says.

“When I moved back to Manila, my derma actually recommended Physiogel. It worked very well for me. Those close to me and those who see me often have noticed how much my skin has improved. I think they are also aware of the confidence that comes from within; I’m more comfortable at wearing less make up now and I’m not as insecure as I was before,” Patti says.

“We found her story to be closely identifiable with the many stories we hear about women with dry and sensitive skin.  So we said why not share Patti’s story to other Filipinas in order to serve as inspiration, especially those suffering from dry and sensitive skin?” Lladoc points out.

FREEDOM LIST CHALLENGE Lladoc says Physiogel’s #FreeInMySkin Movement starts with self discovery. Physiogel aims to help women to be more aware of themselves so they can uncover their full potential. It challenges Filipinas to look past their skin insecurities in the hope of helping them fulfill dreams they have always wanted to achieve.

And this journey to self discovery starts with taking the Freedom List Challenge, Physiogel’s suggested guide in the form of a lifestyle online quiz that is a representation of what women can achieve when freed from dry and sensitive skin.

The result of the quiz provides a glimpse to one’s personality that ranges from being a savvy collaborator, inspiring innovator, charismatic motivator and elegant sophisticate – revealing worthwhile hints that may help them embrace and live life to the fullest.

To fulfill its vision to help people do more and feel better, GSK is encouraging Filipinas to

discover their true selves by taking the new Physiogel’s Freedom List Challenge and join the #FreeInMySkin Movement. Log on to www.freeinmyskin.com/ph and take the Challenge yourself.

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July 16, 2015 Skinstation opened its newest branch in SM Southmall, 24 Branches in the Philippines

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July 16, 2015 @skinstationph opened its newest branch in SM Southmall. 24 Branches in the Philippines. Congratulations to Mr Fred Reyes, Chairman and CEO of Skinstation for another achievement. Together with the Skinstation Ambassadors Ms Ana Sideco (pmpa) model, 2015 Ms Teen Earth Ms Julieane Aya Fernandez and GMA 7 Talent Actress Ms Lindsay de Vera. ‪#‎skinstation‬

Formerly known as Godiva Skin Station the popular clinic chain has undergone rebranding to SkinStation under a new corporate ownership. My Sanctuary Wellness Center, Inc. Following the sale of their Godiva skin care business in 2010. Founders Fred and Carleen Reyes have formed my Sanctuary Wellness Center Inc. to run and manage the new SkinStation.

Aside from state-of-the art equipment, SkinStation offers DERMAX, An exclusive professional skin care product line. DERMAX is formulated by SkinStation founder and CEO Fred Reyes, an award-wining chemist and recipient of the 2008 Achievement Award conferred by the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies, and 2011 Outstanding Professional Award in Chemistry from the Professional Regulations Commission.

To know more about SkinStation and DERMAX products, visit their website atwww.skinstation.ph and ‘Like’ us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/skinstationph.

 Get a Chance to win Dermax Professional Skincare products exclusively available at SkinStation.  Read the full details here : https://stayadventurousblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/stay-adventurous-blog-1st-giveaway-get-a-chance-to-win-dermax-professional-skincare-products/

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Start a Beauty Regimen with Gluta White & Firm

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to achieved whiter, firmer and healthier skin, follow the golden rule of skincare : Cleanse, Tone, Moisturize and Protect.

Gluta  White & Firm, a revolutionary skincare product, made these steps easy and possible with its complete skincare line. Facial Wash, Facial Toner, Facial Cream, Body Lotion, Deodorant, and Pressed Powder. Enriched with Glutathione, Claire Blanche, a fusion of 7 active ingredients  that also prevent melanin formation leading to etter skin whitening efficacy. This revolutionary product is clinically-tested and proven effective by dermatologists to give whiter skin in just two weeks.

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L-Carnitine and Lipofirm both break down fatty tissues to specifically reduce skin’s subcutaneous water and therefore increase skin firmness. This blend is formulated by dermatologists to lift sagged portions of the skin and brings back its fresh and youthful glow.

Make it a habit to follow Gluta White & Firm’s Golden Rule of skincare so you can say hello to a radiant skin and radiant life.

Gluta White & Firm is available in all leading department stores, supermarkets and drugstores Nationwide.

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Hit Reality Series IT TAKES GUTZ TO BE A GUTIERREZ Returns in July, First on E!

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Manila, Philippines – The sensational Gutierrez family is back for a brand new season of it Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez. Promising more fights, flirtations and family drama, the hit reality series third season returns this july – first on E!, NBCUniversal International Networks pop culture powerhouse. 

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We are excited to launch the third season of it Takes Gutz To be a Gutierrez in July, The first two seasons were a hit among viewers in not only in the Philippines, but across the region as well – gaining momentum in countries like malaysia, said Scott Mackenzie, Vice President, Channels, Asia. We look forward to working with the Gutierrez family on the shows third season to continue this spectacular success.

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The 10 episode season three delves further into the lives of former beauty queen Ruffa, entertainment personality Raymond, hearthrob actor Richard and their parents Eddie and Annabelle, along with their extended family- loving couple Elvis and Alexa, as well as Richards belle and baby Sarah Lahbati and Zion Gutierrez.

Some of the exciting highlights to look forward to in this season include the family’s trip to the United states and Bali, Indonesia, Ruffa launching her new line of kid’s clothing, a potential new love interest for one of the Gutierrez men and a surprised marriage proposal though not necessarily in that order!

Dont Miss the all new season of it Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez coming on July 27, Monday 9pm first on E! 

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THE MARRIOTT GRAND BALLROOM NOW OPEN

Marriott Manila is securing its position to be the premiere meeting destination in the country, as it officially opens the Marriott Grand Ballroom – Philippines’ largest ballroom, a first of its kind facility that will redefine the Philippine MICE Industry (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions).

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This new architectural marvel offers a total 8,000 square meters of function space with 28 versatile meeting space including 6 VIP sky boxes.  A blank canvas perfect for small or large meetings, all types of celebrations and grand events from product launches to concerts. With the addition of the Marriott Grand Ballroom, the hotel offers a total of 10,000 square meters of function space, by far the biggest in the Philippine hotel industry.

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The Philippines’ largest hotel grand ballroom

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The main ballroom boasts of 3,000 sqm of pillarless venue that can easily accommodate 4,000 guests for cocktails and 2,500 for banquet set-up. This massive venue can be subdivided into four sections and features state of the art technology, including the only ballroom that uses SkyFold Technology -vertical folding partitions that comes from the ceiling, and 176 Programmable Pillow Ceiling Lights that changes to 360 colors and can adjust the ceiling height from 12 meters to 10 meters for a more intimate gathering – another first in the Philippines. These hi-tech features can be operated at a push of a button. Also intended for an exhibition space, each segment of the ballroom features 9 utility boxes that provide event suppliers with data, internet, water and even drainage. There are also catwalks and high steel platform structure to give flexibility to design and easy access for lighting effects or hanging decorations.To cater to event attendees, there are1,505 underground parking spaces across six basement levels, . Truly, the Grand Ballroom is any event organizer or attendee’s dream come true.

Perfect fit for weddings

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Set to be the country’s most prestigious address for social events. With opulent space, incomparable state of the art technology, glamourous photo venue, elegant bridal suites with private gardens, versatile ceremonial halls, and impeccable service, the Marriott Grand Ballroom promises the perfect setting in making every moment unforgettable. Match it with comprehensive packages to suit the most extravagant affairs to intimate celebrations.Each celebration will be remembered for its unsurpassed grandeur and flawless execution. Any dream-wedding fantasy can be turned into an unforgettable reality.

Elegance meets functionality

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The abundant space of the Marriott Grand Ballroom was designed by international hospitality firm professionals Gettys Group.  Overall concept of the design is “Bayanihan” a Filipino term for the community spirit – a representation of the Marriott Grand Ballroom as a source of local pride, a symbol of unity and celebration. Its modern and sleek design are accentuated with a touch of Filipino heritage which is evident with the lighted bamboo statement piece at the lobby, complemented with customized pieces by renowned Filipino furniture designer Kenneth Cobunpue. More intricate details depict the local arts and cultures, inspired from indigenous colors and materials, even traditional dance showcasing spatial flow and movement. See these interpretations curved walls, slated wood ceilings, accent pieces and fabrics in different hues of brown and warm colors, tropical plant decors and curved wall inspirations.

Technology at its Finest

The Marriott Grand Ballroom boasts of world class technology that will raise the standard in meetings and deliver unrivaled event experience.

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  • Skyfold Technology, the Marriott Grand Ballroom has a truly sophisticated engineered designed Operable Wall System.

– Outstanding acoustic performance

– Room configuration changed in minutes

– Retracts quietly and effortlessly

– Folded vertically and stored in the ceiling

– Seals are internal and soundproof

– No unsightly Wall or floor tracks

– No unsightly side pocket doors

– No visible hinges or hardware

  • Professional High Steel Platform and Catwalk Structure is a Production Dream System. The Grand Ballroom has four sections with the same technology integrated in each section.
  • Designed system starts at the top of the meeting space rather than the bottom.
  • Four (4) High SteelPlatforms are suspended by Four (4) 1- Ton Chain Motor Hoists in eachsection.
  • Sixteen (16) Platforms to allow for High Performance Rigging
  • Sixty Four (64) 1-Ton Chain Motor Hoists to give any productionthe flexibility to design and install the dream event
  • FullCatwalk Structure around the perimeter of each section to allow foreasy access in managing any event or venue.
  • Lighting system specially designed to offer guests with multiple scenes at the touch of a button.

–  Four (4) independent lighting systemsbuilt into this high tech infrastructure to include the RGB+A

LED Flex Strip Lighting features

– Pillow ceiling lights – color programed

– Cove lighting around the perimeter of each section with full color programing

– Adjustable motorized down lights to give illumination where it is desire

–     Fixed down lights between the pillow

The Modern Art Statement

For an added touch of elegance, Marriott Manila commissioned Hong Kong based Art Consultant and International Interior Decorator Anja Silling of Melange Intertiors Ltd, to create a luxurious ambience through modern art pieces. Among her other prestigious clients include several Marriott properties, such as The Ritz Carlton Hotel Moscow, Russia and The Marriott Vacation Club in Macau, China. And other International Luxury Hotel Projects, Luxury Residences, Corporate and Private Clients.

The Marriott Grand Ballroom houses over a hundred pieces of modern art featuring a mix of local established Philippine artists and International artists as well as custom-made works from Melange Studio.  All artworks reflect Philippine culture blended with Marriott International art concept that can be seen through statement pieces such as floral mood wall relief specially made by Melange, timeless works by Tony Twigg an Australian artist with strong Filipino influences,art installations by Filipina sculptor Impy Pilapil, and Filipino contemporary artist Roberto Robles.

New dining destinations

In addition to the function spaces,there are also 3 exciting dining hot spots.

 Crema is an upscale gourmet coffee shop that offers a sophisticated ambiance perfect for short meetings, a quiet read or a quick break. Grab a cup of any of Crema’s premium coffee creations or Felchin’s hot chocolate and pair with its local signature, the macapuno egg tart. If you are opting for something cold, house blend smoothies and homemade yogurt are definitely a must try.

 Mian,this modern Asian noodle bar offers refined and unique noodle dishes fired in an open kitchen. Whether you are looking for a traditional fare or with a twist of something new, stir fried or soup, dine-in or take-out, Mian’s menu offers a variety of tempting selections to sink your chopsticks into, even include dumplings, rice bowls and desserts.

Allegro an innovative deli that serves up a fresh approach on quick and delicious recipes on the go, take your pick with creative itemssuch as maki sushi rolls, cheese tarts, dessert jars, gourmet salads and chilled sandwiches. Relish every bite with specially crafted beverages to go with every meal.

Safety and Security Features

  • Security Bollards, Raise Barriers and Boom Gates along the perimeter areas
  • All doors and windows are equipped with blast film
  • 597 CCTV Cameras with 30 days minimum retention at 14 FPS (Frames Per Second)
  • X-Ray Machines at all entrances
  • Walk Through Metal Detectors at all entrances
  • Smoke Evacuation System
  • Automatic Air Pressurization System
  • Digital Fire Alarm System
  • Electronic duress and intrusion alarm system
  • Rollers to absorb tremors

 Breathe new life into meetings, milestones and events at the Marriott Grand Balloom. For inquiries and bookings call (02)9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To join ongoing conversations, like Facebook.com/Marriotthotelmanila, follow @marriottmanila on Twitter and @manilamarriott on Instagram.

About Marriott Hotel Manila:

Marriott Hotel Manila stands as a centerpiece of the dynamic and exciting mixed-use development of Resorts World Manila, located directly opposite Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. A destination in itself, this 5 star property is poised to become the Philippines’ most unique and comprehensive destination for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions.

The hotel currently offers 342 spacious guestrooms and suites and will open the West Wing in early 2016 adding an additional 228 luxuriously appointed rooms. Thoughtfully designed around the needs of today’s modern traveler, each guestroom incorporates the latest technology and design. Premium Wi-Fi capability, I-Pod docks and over-sized bathrooms appeal to most discerning guests. Mobile check-in and check -out, the finest linens and Thann Amenities add to the experience. Stunning views of Villamor Gold Course, the skylines of Makati, Fort Bonifacio and sweeping views of the airport showcase our prime location.

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The Marriott Grand Ballroom, The Philippines’ largest ballroom grand launch

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The Marriott Grand Ballroom officially opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony held last July 1, 2015 officiated by Karl Hudson – Marriott Hotels Area Vice President for Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines & Japan, Mr. Bruce Winton – General Manager, Marriott Manila, Mr. Craig Smith –Marriott Hotels President and Managing Director Asia Pacific,Mr. Kevin Tan – Executive Director Alliance Global Group, Inc, Mr. Kingson Sian – President, Travellers International Hotel Group, Hon. Mayor Antonino Calixto – Pasay City Mayor, and Mr. Stephen Reilly – Resorts World Manila Chief Operating Officer., followed by the traditional dragon and lion dance complete with an elaborate firecracker display.

The Marriott Grand Ballroom is an 8,000 sqm meetings facility that houses the Philippines’ largest hotel ballroom with 3,000 sqm of function space that can accommodate up to 4,000 guests. It features world class state of the art technology, including the only ballroom that uses SkyFold Technology – vertical folding partitions that comes from the ceiling, and 176 Programmable Pillow Ceiling Lights.   Aside from the ballroom there are 28 versatile multifunction spaces including 6 VIP boxes, 2 ballrooms and 3 dining outlets.

For inquiries and bookings call (02)9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To join ongoing conversations, like Facebook.com/Marriotthotelmanila, follow @marriottmanila on Twitter and @manilamarriott on Instagram.

 About Marriott Hotel Manila:

Marriott Hotel Manila stands as a centerpiece of the dynamic and exciting mixed-use development of Resorts World Manila, located directly opposite Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. A destination in itself, this 5 star property is poised to become the Philippines’ most unique and comprehensive destination for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions.

The hotel currently offers 342 spacious guestrooms and suites and will open the West Wing in early 2016 adding an additional 228 luxuriously appointed rooms. Thoughtfully designed around the needs of today’s modern traveler, each guestroom incorporates the latest technology and design. Premium Wi-Fi capability, I-Pod docks and over-sized bathrooms appeal to most discerning guests. Mobile check-in and check -out, the finest linens and Thann Amenities add to the experience. Stunning views of Villamor Gold Course, the skylines of Makati, Fort Bonifacio and sweeping views of the airport showcase our prime location.

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DISNEY JUNIOR’S MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND – blasts off August 17 at 9am on Disney Junior

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Disney Junior is a global, multi platform brand expressly for kids aged 2-7. Disney Junior channel has been the number one preschool-dedicated TV network each week in total viewers, kids aged 2-5 and boys aged 2-5. The addition of Disney Junior’s offerings follows, the announcement of the newest original short-form series.

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Media, Lifestyle Mommy Bloggers together with the young viewers gave a glimpse into The Advance Media Preview of Disney Junior Miles from Tomorrow land happened at the Explorium SM Mall of Asia.

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‘MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND blasts off August 17  Regular Timeslot: Every Monday, 9am

This intergalactic adventure charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family – mom and ship captain, Phoebe; mechanical engineer dad, Leo; tech-savvy big sister, Loretta; and robo-ostrich pet, Merc – as they help connect the universe on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority. Each episode features two 11-minute action-packed stories as Miles, Merc and the Callisto family explore wondrous and diverse new worlds, taking young viewers and their families on a futuristic journey that fuels kids’ natural interest in space, and at the same

DISNEY JUNIOR LAUNCHES NEW COMPETITION- ‘MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND: THE SEARCH FOR DISNEY JUNIOR’S SPACE ADVENTURERS’IN CONJUNCTION WITH SERIES PREMIERE.

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In anticipation of the series launch, the search is on for Disney Junior’s Space Adventurers across Southeast Asia! Kids aged 2-7 are encouraged to create their very own Starjetter- an exploratory spaceship that the Callisto family use for their short space trips.Families in the Philippines can also head down to Exploreum- a science center with 118 child-friendly exhibits that promise a total immersion experience, stimulating curiosity and inspiring science and learning- from 25 July 2015 to check out special Miles from Tomorrowland-themed activities!

HOW: Parents will need to visit the website – Disneyjunior.asia- and download the Miles from Tomorrowland Space Adventurer E-kit which not only features fun activity sheetsbut also a step by step guide on how to create the Starjetter. The most creative photo entries of the Starjetter submitted will win the title of “Disney Junior’s Space Adventurers” andbe featured on the channel. Disneyjunior.asia