Clarins Double Serum

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 Beautiful launch of the new reinvented Clarins Double Serum Clarins Double Serum (1)Clarins Double Serum (3)Clarins Double Serum (5)Clarins Double Serum (4)Clarins Double Serum (2)Clarins Double Serum (16)Clarins Double Serum (7)Clarins Double Serum (31)Clarins Double Serum (11)Clarins Double Serum (9)

DISCOVER THE ALL-NEW CLARINS DOUBLE SERUM

One of the World’s Most Iconic and Hardworking Serums Gets An Upgrade

Clarins’ iconic serum has more surprises in store for you. Two serums in 1, this has always been Double Serum’s unparalleled claim since it was first formulated in 1985. It’s a feat that was made possible thanks to a pioneering double formula inspired by biomimicry. It combines the best water-soluble and oil-soluble ingredients which target signs of aging and help stimulate the skin’s 5 vital functions. Double Serum has long been the complete age-control concentrate women can’t live without.

THE 8TH GENERATION EDITION CLARINS DOUBLE SERUM

This year, Clarins reinvents the iconic Double Serum in its 8th generation edition, decoding the language of youthful skin with a double innovation that offers exceptional improvement on all the different signs of aging.

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The language and listening system of cells

Cells, as long discovered by scientists, communicate to each other. They express and capture messages emitted by other cells or by the environment. This year, Clarins Research dives even deeper into the heart of cells and highlights a major scientific discovery: Clarins identified a cellular “listening system” that has never been explored called lipid microdomains. These are also referred to as lipid “rafts” located on the cell’s membrane. Highly concentrated in cellular receptors, these microdomains make it possible for cells to “hear” messages from their environment well and are key actors in the language of youthful skin.

Lipid microdomains are found in different types of cells including keratinocytes (key to the skin’s barrier function) and fibroblasts (key to promoting youthful skin). To help preserve the skin’s youth and beauty, each cell ensures 5 vital functions: regeneration, oxygenation, nutrition, hydration, and protection.

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FOLLOW THE CODE [20 + 1]

To stimulate the skin’s 5 vital functions, the new Double Serum ‘decodes’ the skin’s youthful language. Clarins researchers mobilized all their scientific resources to decipher the cosmetic properties of hundreds of plant extracts and studied their interactions with the skin. This rigorous venture resulted in the selection of a total of 20 key ingredients: 18 high-performing plant extracts that have a specific action on each of the skin’s vital functions and 2 plant-based ingredients with a targeted action. Double Serum brings these extracts together in one product this year with the addition of a new discovery: turmerone. 

New star ingredient turmerone 

Clarins Laboratories selected the highest performing ingredient to protect the cells’ ‘listening system’ or lipid microdomains and maintain cellular receptivity: turmeric extract, which is highly concentrated in turmerone, a bio-inspired vegetal discovery.

Having been inspired by the exceptional communication qualities of turmerone, Clarins Research studied several plants that contained this extract and chose to use one, turmeric. 

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to protect the lipid microdomains (in vitro study). Thanks to its exceptional concentration in turmerone, turmeric extract targets the cell’s lipid microdomains to 1) preserve its ‘listening’ ability, 2) enhance good cellular communication, 3) thereby optimizing the 5 vital function’s proper functioning.

NO PROMISES, JUST RESULTS

The Clarins Double Serum has clinically proven anti-aging performance: In just one week, visible pores and fine lines are diminished; in one month, skin is visibly smoothed, firmed, more beautiful, and looks younger. Clinical tests prove it can reduce wrinkles by up to 20.1%; make skin more elastic by 32.5%; reduce pores by up to 16.2%; and hydrate the skin all day long (68.1% an hour after application).

The bio-inspired, highly concentrated, unique double formula delivers age-control benefits in a wonderfully sensorial texture. It combines the richness of an oil (without any greasy residue) with the smoothness of an ultra-comfortable gel texture to immediately smooth the skin and promote an unequalled feeling of wellbeing.The New Clarins Double Serum (4)

A NEW ‘INTELLIGENT’ DOUBLE VIAL BOTTLE

The previous versions of Double Serum had two different vials which contained each of the formula phases. The new version houses interlocking vials: the oil-based phase is now housed in the hydric phase.

A unique double pump system

To preserve the integrity of the liposoluble and hydrosoluble ingredients, the two phases in the new Double Serum mix together upon application. Its unique push button system automatically delivers just the right amount of each phase: ? water-based ingredients and ? oil-based ones. The new adjustable push button system makes it possible to customize the amount of product used depending on the skin’s needs or the climate/seasons

Clarins is exclusively available at Rustan’s Department Stores in Ayala Center Makati, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Alabang Town Center, and Ayala Center Cebu

For more information, visit www.rustans-thebeautysource.com
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Cross Cultures Brings The Philippines’ Lechon Diva To Singapore! (Nov 6 & 7)

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Hi everyone! We are bringing the Philippines’ lechon diva, Pepita’s Kitchen to SINGAPORE for a two-night pop-up at Horse’s Mouth on Orchard Road– on November 6 and 7.

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Anthony Bourdain and Adam Richman of “Man vs. Food” are fans of Pepita’s Kitchen’s specialty lechon and it has received accolades from CNN International, Forbes USA, and voted “the tastiest dish in Asia” at the 2014 Chowzter Awards in London, as reported by the Guardian UK. And yes, last year, Cross Cultures also brought her to Hong Kong. 

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The special 6-course dinner at Horse’s Mouth on Orchard Road is priced at SGD 125++.(With wines to pair from Monopole Wines, top up SGD 35++.)

Part of the proceeds of the event will benefit PROJECT WHEELCHAIR, which was started by Dedet and her daughters to provide the gift of mobility for those who cannot afford wheelchairs. Guests will also get to experience Auro Chocolate, the Philippines’ latest premium single origin bean-to-bar from Davao.

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For a preview of the menu, click here: http://www.cheryltiu.com/cross-cultures-brings-philippines-lechon-diva-singapore-november-6-7/

Please feel free to spread the word to friends and family in the Lion City! We look forward to welcoming you all there!

Meatless Lasagna by Quorn

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Special delivery from Chef Florabel and Quorn for Sunday family lunch!!  Meatless lasagna which tasted so good!!!  You can’t even tell its not meat and Chef Florabel makes it so well  Meatless Lasagna by Quorn (2)

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KEEP YOUR BEAUTY ON-THE-GO WITH THE NEW POND’S AGE MIRACLE INTENSIVE WRINKLE CORRECTING CREAM

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Target deep wrinkle recovery with the help of 24-hour non-stop Retinol-C Complex infused with Micro-Oils. Our unique Retinol-C Complex penetrates even the deepest layers of the skin’s epidermis.

 Beauty On-The-Go

This month, Pond’s reveals its advanced anti-aging product in its Age Miracle line, the NEW Pond’s Age Miracle Intensive Wrinkle Correcting Cream. With the woman in her prime in mind, the leading skin care brand in the Philippines has created this powerful anti-aging cream, which tackles the formation of deep wrinkles all day, fighting the effects of stress and the downside of a busy lifestyle on every woman on-the-go.

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Skin Care Upgrade

This newcomer in skin care works 24 hours non-stop deep within the epidermis with Retinol-C Complex, to help lift the skin and help reduce wrinkles and deep lines. Its new oil-in-cream formulation also features 5 Micro-Oils. With moisturizing and anti-aging properties, the Micro-Oils in this Intensive Wrinkle Correcting Cream work hard and hand-in-hand all day to revive aging skin and correct its imperfections.

Power of 5

The NEW Pond’s Age Miracle Intensive Wrinkle Correcting Cream combines some of the most powerful skin care oils:

·         Jojoba Oil – similar to the skin’s natural oils, unrefined jojoba oil has superior moisturizing properties

·         Argan Oil – combats dryness, and physiological aging through its strong anti-oxidative properties

·         Sweet Almond Oil – another powerful ingredient that contains vitamins D and E for anti-aging, anti-irritating, and anti-inflammatory benefits

·         Rosehip Oil –  known for addressing damaged and distressed skin conditions

·         Marula Oil –  Benefits dry, cracked, or damaged skin

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With all of these powerful oils combined, Pond’s Age Miracle Intensive Wrinkle Correcting Cream may just be the best skin care cream to add to your regimen.

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Use the NEW Pond’s Age Miracle Intensive Wrinkle Correcting Cream every night, and alongside the Pond’s Age Miracle Day Cream and the Pond’s Age Miracle Eye Cream, to aid wrinkle repair. The product is made to penetrate the deepest layers of the epidermis where it can tackle the causes of wrinkles even more effectively, all without clogging the pores. Just dispense an ample amount of the oil-in-cream formulation and dot around the face and neck. Apply evenly while massaging onto the surface.

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The Pond’s Age Miracle Intensive Wrinkle Correcting Cream is available in all Watson’s Stores and in e-commerce sites Lazada, Zalora, BeautyMNL, and Calyxta, for suggested retail price of PhP999.

Spirit of the Glass

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 When I’m with Cat @catilacad I’m in a different world – the world of showbiz :-) Photos  from the movie premiere -Spirit of the Glass 2. So nice to see the young artistas now. Fun and scary night at the theater with @claudetintiangko @2mitzireyes7__@mara804 @catilacad #letsplayspirit2#h2hentertainment #h2hshowbizSpirit of the Glass (1) Spirit of the Glass (3)Spirit of the Glass (2)Spirit of the Glass (9) Spirit of the Glass (4)Spirit of the Glass (7)  What an honor to be at the premiere with movie producer Tito Orly Ilacad @catilacad who despite his accomplishments is such a kind, humble and soft spoken gentleman. I arrived at the theater and he was quietly at the back not ever demanding any special attention. Then i found myself in his seat which apparently was the best seat in the house ( haha ) and i had to force him to swap. All praises and respect to this legend! Congratulations on part 2 of a film from the year 2004 with Rica Peralejo and now Cristine Reyes #letsplayspirit2 #orlyilacad#h2hentertainment #h2hpeopleSpirit of the Glass (6) Spirit of the Glass (8)

Halloween Sunday Family Lunch

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Spooky Treats for Tricksters

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Spooky treats for tricksters
The Maya Kitchen shares quick and easy recipes for making your own Halloween goodies

The most thrilling time of the year is just around the corner: the hunt for the perfect costume is on, jack-o-lanterns adorn every nook and cranny, and store shelves are stocked with every kind of candy imaginable. But this year, why not take your Halloween game to the next level and whip up your own ghoulish goodies?

 The Maya Kitchen shares some easy tricks for crafting spooky treats that the whole family will enjoy making—and eating!

 Fans of the dark side are sure to love Halloween Molded Dark Chocolate Krispies, a perfectly balanced blend of dark chocolate and sweet, crunchy cereal. Shape and decorate these snacks to resemble your favorite villains and the neighborhood trick-or-treaters are sure to come back knocking on your door for more.

Add a shot of zest to any goodie bag with Homemade Halloween Gummies. These refrigerated treats require very little prep time and can be molded into different shapes and sizes, so you can fix up several batches of sweet and sour gummies in a jiffy.

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Give a Maya favorite a twist when you use your Maya Oven Toaster Butter Cake Mix to make Halloween Purple Donuts! Dress up a batch of these easy-to-bake ube-flavored mini donuts with chocolate and candy sprinkles and brighten up any party table instantly.

Get even more tricks for making Halloween treats when you visit www.mayakitchen.com. Better yet, sign up for The Maya Kitchen’s Bake Magic Together classes with your kids to learn to make delicious goodies while squeezing in some fun family time. Now that’s a treat that’s great all year round.

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Gift hunting? Here are 3 Easy Recipes you can turn into Holiday presents

If there’s a whisk, there’s a way. Whether you’re baking to give or to sell, the holiday season is a great time to showcase your skills. Baked treats make for personal and less expensive gift ideas, and a great business opportunity for aspiring bakers of all ages.  So, get ready to make this Christmas the tastiest and most memorable one yet with festive holiday recipes from The Maya Kitchen.

For a kick to any Christmas spread, whip up a cheesy Jalapeño Dip. Who knew a mixture of pickled jalapeños with loads of cheddar cheese could be an excellent gift idea? Pour it in a colorful canister and chill for the dip to firm up. You can even serve it as an appetizer with nacho chips or crostinis.

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The holidays wouldn’t be complete without something sweet, but how about adding a twist to your ordinary caramel syrup with the Vodka Caramel Flavored Coffee Syrup. A dash of vodka, and some coffee liqueur added to a golden brown syrup is the perfect treat for your closest friends or ninongs and ninangs.

This Christmas, it would also be fun to turn baking into a business. Why not earn a little profit out of your hard work so you can buy something special for yourself or your loved ones? The Salted Caramel Double Butterscotch Fudge Bars could be your winning recipe. With the MAYA Butterscotch Brownie Mix and some extra butterscotch chocolate chips and walnuts for toppings, you can make delicious bars of brownies to sell.

 Another great idea is adding cakes, cupcakes, or crinkles to your list. Using the new MAYA Decadence Red Velvet Cake Mix you can create all kinds of desserts using a favorite flavor of many. A lineup of Red Velvet treats is definitely an excellent match to the holiday season.

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If you want to take your baking skills to a whole new level in time for Christmas, try out The Maya Kitchen’s baking classes. For more ideas on holiday recipes you can explore and experiment with, visit www.themayakitchen.com.

 For more information on the Maya Kitchen Culinary Elite Series and other course offerings, log on to www.themayakitchen.com, email contactus@themayakitchen.com, or visit The Maya Kitchen Culinary Center every Tuesday to Saturday at 8F Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City. You may also call 8921185 or 892-5011 local 108 or +63929 679 6102.

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