Style (08/16/21)

Nivea releases Thai Vitamin Lotion in PH

NIVEA has brought its award-winning product from Thailand, Nivea Vitamin Lotion, to the Philippines. The lotion features Vitamin C as its main ingredient. It comes in two variants: Nivea C&E Vitamin Lotion and Nivea C&A Vitamin Lotion. The first contains Vit. C from four sources: pure 95% Vitamin C, Vit. C from camu camu, Vit. C from acerola cherry, and ascorbic acid. Vit. C is known to brighten the skin and keep it hydrated. The lotion contains UV filters to shield the skin, plus a concentrated amount of Vitamin E to moisturize the skin. Meanwhile, Nivea C&A Vitamin Lotion has a unique formula that is fortified with “Super Vitamins C&A.” It also has potent Vitamin A from acerola cherry extract to help lighten stubborn dark spots and areas. It also makes use of grape seed extract for softer, smoother, and younger looking skin. Both variants are available in Watsons, Mercury Drugstore, and all leading supermarkets, and online via Shopee, Lazada, and Watsons.

Wellness center’s Summer Body Luxe Promo extended

THE MAKATIMED Wellness Center is extending the Summer Body Luxe Promo until Aug. 23. Customers can still avail of the Buy 5, Get 1 Free Promo that gives them five individual body shaping procedures plus one more procedure for the same body part — for free. The MakatiMed Wellness Center offers Body Contouring and Sculpting procedures for the abdomen, arms, back, bra line, buttocks, calves, hips, and thighs. For interested walk-in and new patients, a dermatologist on-deck will be assigned for the initial consultation prior to the procedure. The initial consultation fee is not included in the promo package cost and varies depending on the doctor’s preference. All procedures must be scheduled at least one working day in advance, and full payment is required prior to the procedure. Payment may be settled via cash, credit card, or through zero percent (0%) installment for three months using a BDO or Metrobank credit card. Minimum chargeable amount is P3,000, and any amount less than that is not applicable for the 0% installment. Procedures purchased as part of the promo are non-refundable and non-transferrable. They also cannot be exchanged with other facial and body procedures or availed in conjunction with existing packages. Visit the Skin & Laser Hub at the MakatiMed Wellness Center on the 7th Floor of the Ayala North Exchange Tower 1 from Mondays to Fridays at 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information contact MakatiMed Wellness Center at 8888-8999 locals 3101 and 8613 or e-mail skin&

TV show showcases Filipino fashion brands, designers

A NEW TV show which will start airing soon offers something aside drama to draw in viewers: all-Filipino wardrobe and costumes. Connie Macatuno, the director and costume design head of ABS-CBN’s upcoming series The Broken Marriage Vow, said in a statement that the show’s leads, Jodi Sta. Maria, Zanjoe Marudo, Sue Ramirez, Zaijian Jaranilla, and their co-stars will wear “entirely local” pieces made by Filipino designers and artisans. “I had long thought of doing a show using local designs from local designers. The first thing I thought was I would bring them all together. Most of the local designers will be there in showcasing their original work. It’s the thing that excited all of us,” said the director in a mix of English and Filipino in a video released by Dreamscape Entertainment. The actors will wear locally made apparel including shoes, accessories, indigenous fabrics, hand-embroidered pieces, and traditional Filipino clothes. The director personally picks and matches the elements of the stars’ outfits. Her vision for the Broken Marriage Vow aesthetic is “urban Pinoy,” which “mixes global brands and Filipino luxury brands together” to promote Filipino creativity, culture, and craftsmanship to the world. “We want to showcase our clothes, our roots, our culture in a different way. We get to wear the barong, the pina on a daily basis. We get to wear the weaves of different places here in the Philippines, and showcase original works of different designers that have global appeal,” she said. The Broken Marriage Vow is ABS-CBN’s adaptation of the hit BBC series Doctor Foster. It tells the story of Jill, a dedicated wife and mother who suspects that her husband David is having an affair, turning her picture-perfect life upside down. The series is produced by Dreamscape Entertainment and will soon air on ABS-CBN platforms.

Cartier sponsors Venice Int’l Film Fest

CARTIER has partnered with La Biennale di Venezia to become Main Sponsor of the Venice International Film Festival and jointly contribute to supporting contemporary film creation from 2021 onwards. As part of this collaboration, the Venice International Film Festival and Cartier will pay tribute to outstanding filmmakers through the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award, dedicated to a personality who has made a particularly original contribution to the contemporary film industry. The award ceremony will take place in Lido di Venezia.