A little over a year ago, I had a dreadful hair fall problem. Actually, it was the second time already since I gave birth to my first-born son. When I had my second child, it was worse than I expected, to the point that I sweep humungous amount of loose hair in every corner of the house. I was quite alarmed since my daughter was already 18 months old that time and it seems that it’s getting worse by the day. I felt like the post partum hair fall takes too long already and that my hair is getting thinner too. There was a point that my hair has decreased in volume and looks limp due to the excessive hair fall.

I was given the opportunity to try out a product that has a promise of solution to my predicament--Novuhair hair fall solution. They sent me products to try out few weeks ago and was ecstatic to try them out. But first let me tell you something about the product first.

Novuhair boasts of natural herbs, essential oils and co-factors nutrients that are proven and used for centuries to treat hair problems the safe and effective way. It is a topical scalp solution combining standardized herbs with essential oils and co-factor nutrients, specifically chosen for hair growing properties.  It penetrate deep to rejuvenate the hair follicles, provides optimum nutrition to help combat hair loss and/or thinning of hair, improves blood circulation in the scalp which contributes to the stimulation of hair growth.

Active Ingredients of Novuhair:

  • Zingiber officinale (Luya) - a blood circulation enhancer.
  • Moringa oleifera (Malunggay) – prevents falling hair and strengthens the immune system.
  • Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) - nourishing effect on the scalp and believed to stimulate hair growth and aids in blood circulation.
  • Centela Asiatica (Takip-kohol) - improves blood circulation and naturally promotes hair growth.
  • Aloe barbadensis (Sabila) - a hair conditioning agent and hair growth stimulant.
  • Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) - clears away dirt and improves blood circulation and stimulate hair follicles to promote hair growth.
  • Peppermint - retards the growth of many varieties of bacteria and fungi.
  • Lemongrass (Tanglad) - helps clean skin/scalp pores leaving your hair healthy and refreshed.
  • Rosemary - stimulates hair growth, disinfect the scalp, increase blood circulation and improve hair health.
  • Lavender - relieves itching.
  • Biotin - promotes health hair and skin and prevents hair loss.
  • Phyllantus emblica (Nelli) - nourishes hair and scalp thereby promoting black and luxuriant hair growth.
  • Dexapanthenol (VitB5) - important hair and skin nutrient that supports rejuvenation and longevity.

What you see above, are mainly natural ingredients, which some can be found in our backyards.  Chances of allergic reaction that might occur are slim which is my main concern every time I would try a new product.

Now let’s go to the verdict.

Novuhair Shampoo. The formula has a thick consistency with a mint scent that when applied to wet hair gives refreshing feeling. It has also nice lather, which effectively removes oil and dirt off my hair and gives a light feeling afterwards.

Novuhair Conditioner. Its conditioner has also a nice citrus scent, which makes my hair smooth leaving a nice volume when hair dries. After few weeks of using it I noticed that my dandruff was slowly diminishing making my scalp less itchy.

Novuhair Lotion. This is my favorite among the three products. I use it every morning and night alternately. Once you apply the lotion to your scalp you can feel the cold mint feeling and for the product to penetrate on the scalp it will help if you give it a little massage. It helped also in depleting my dandruff, which is also my main concern because aside from being itchy my scalp becomes red from too much scratching. Please do take not when you apply the lotion, it is advised that you wear dark clothes as it might cause stain.

I am on my third week of using the product and the results were amazing. I not only found a solution to my hair fall but also with my scalp issues. I truly recommend this to those who are having dandruff and hair fall problems.

Now you may ask how much it cost?
1 bottle of Novuhair costs Php 2,800

Package with 2 bottles – Php 3,980
Package with 3 bottles cost Php 4,980

Novuhair products is available at Mercury drugstores, Watsons, South Star Drug and Rose Pharmacy.

If you want to know more about the product you may visit their website here.
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Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review and everything that is written here is based from my honest opinion. 

When I was growing up, I remember those times when I had breakouts and felt inferior going out showing my dreadful pimples. It was then during my adolescence when those annoying pimples unexplainably erupt almost anywhere on my face. But, I was still fortunate enough not to have terrible acnes problems.

When I entered nursing school, I was then I just realized that acne is a vast problem to deal with and the only way to prevent it is to promote health. Mind you, I was also a victim of false information despite having family of health practitioners. Having said this, I was fortunate enough to be invited to watch the play Hashtag Pimples Anonymous few weeks ago that was held at the PETA Theater. I was impressed how the play portrayed the problem of teens, the myths debunked and the ways to prevent and promote health. The play was made in a humorous manner so to entertain everyone and at the same time absorb information through it.

Acne vulgaris (or simply acne) is a common human skin disease, characterized by areas of seborrhea (scaly red skin),comedones (blackheads and whiteheads), papules (pinheads), nodules (large papules), pimples, and possibly scarring.[1] Aside from scarring, its main effects are psychological, such as reduced self-esteem[2] and in very extreme cases, depression or suicide.[3] One study has estimated the incidence of suicidal ideation in patients with acne as 7.1%.[4]
In adolescence, acne is usually caused by an increase in androgens such as testosterone, which occurs during puberty, regardless of sex.[5] Acne more often affects skin with a greater numbers of oil glands; these areas include the face, the upper part of the chest, and the back.[6] Severe acne is inflammatory, but acne can also manifest in noninflammatory forms.[7] The skin changes are caused by changes in pilosebaceous units,[8] skin structures consisting of a hair follicle and its associated sebaceous gland, changes that require androgen stimulation. (Wikipedia)

These are the simple ways on how to deal with acne:
Identify the cause. As what I have mentioned above, Acne is a vast problem to deal with and few predisposing factors are attributed to it so it is important to identify the cause so as to have proper treatment.
Management. Acne has to be treated differently according to its cause. So not every specific treatment works in a general crowd. It is still proper to seek consult with regards as how to deal with our acne problems. If the current treatment makes your acne worsen, stop it immediately.
Promote health. Prevention is better than cure. The only way we can avoid these is to be clean and have ourselves protected by trusted anti-microbial cleanser thus avoiding bacterial accumulation on our skin.

Safeguard Derma Sense leverages Safeguard’s expertise in skin health and antimicrobial cleansing with the launch of a dermatologically tested line of face and body bars and washes that are proven to help visibly reduce acne in 89% of users. “Bacteria are a critical root cause of acne and the first step in managing mild to moderate acne is keeping skin protected from acne-causing bacteria through regular cleansing of the skin using an antimicrobial soap,” shares Dr. Ma. Pilar Lagdameo-Leuenberger, Fellow of Philippine Dermatological Society.

Maro Torres, Brand Manager for Safeguard, explains, “Safeguard Derma Sense recognizes that the effects of acne can be more than just physical, and that the brand has a role to play in empowering consumers, especially Moms and their teens, in facing up to acne.”

Safeguard Derma Sense advocates the adoption of a regular cleansing regimen with a well-tolerated antimicrobial soap that helps reduce levels of skin bacteria and play a part in early acne management.  More importantly, it commits to helping empower parents and teens #FaceUp to acne through resources that aim to pioneer the understanding on the causes, consequences and potential treatment of acne.

A parent’s vital role is much needed during the adolescent stage where teens are dealing with their dreadful pimples and trying to hone their self-esteem at the same time. It is where they try to fit in the society and be confident about themselves not having to feel inferior about their peers with just a single zit. After all, everyone goes through it and only depends on how we deal with it.



Cebuana girls crowned as Little Miss Solane Cuties and Teenies. The heritage pageant that empowers girls to be talented and successful women in the future, Little Miss Solane, has crowned Marydee Manayaga and Duchess Blythe Uybengkee as this year’s winners for Cuties and Teenies categories. As grand winners, Marydee and Duchess each won P50,000 cash plus P50,000 worth of scholarships and developmental programs.Photo shows from left: Isla LPG Corporation CEO Ramon del Rosario, 1st runner up winners Steph Netthel Redne Yamut (Cuties) and Ma. Dominique Trillana (Teenies), Little Miss Solane 2014 Cutie Marydee Manayaga, Little Miss Solane 2014 Teenie Duchess Blythe Uybengkee, 2nd runner up winners Ashley Kate Arindain (Cuties) and Kyla Angelica Marie De Catalina (Teenies), and Isla Petroleum and Gas CEO Shoichi Watanabe.
As a mom I strongly believe that children has different ways of learning and one of which is through play. They will be able to enjoy learning while they play and at the same time stimulate their imagination and creative thinking.

City of Dreams in collaboration with Dreamworks Animation introduces an education-based, interactive entertainment concept, “Dreamplay by Dreamworks”, which will be first of its kind which will soon open later this year in Manila.

Interactive environments, featuring the very latest digital technologies, will enable kids to engage in a wide range of thrilling activities, interacting with beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation’s world-famous franchises including Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, Madagascar and How to Train Your Dragon.

“Melco Crown Philippines is delighted to be introducing DreamWorks to the Philippines as we continue our strategy of delivering innovative leisure and entertainment offerings that enhance the leisure destination appeal of Manila,” explained Clarence Chung, Chairman and President, Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation.

“Our collaboration with DreamWorks is a further illustration of our expertise in developing world-class, innovative and ground-breaking entertainment for leisure seekers both in the Philippines and internationally. The ‘DreamPlay’ concept delivers an education experience through spontaneous and sensory play that represents an industry first.”

Paul Kurzawa, Head of Retail Development & Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation said: "We are very excited to work with Mr. Lawrence Ho and Melco Crown Entertainment to build something that we believe is a truly unique way for children to experience, learn and interact with the characters and worlds of DreamWorks Animation.

This is yet another attraction to look forward to as we Filipinos loves to have fun and try out new stuff. One apparent reason why there are sprawling entertainment destination here and there. This is something that will tickle the youth and the young at heart as well.


i-Shine Talent Camp, a reality TV program in search of exceptionally talented preschoolers in singing, dancing, and acting, is giving viewers the unique opportunity to vote for their favorite i-Shiner.

Promil Pre-School recently held workshops and auditions in Abreeza Mall in Davao, SM City in Cebu, and TriNoMa in Metro Manila. The mall events were attended by over 700 children ages 4-7 years old, along with their parents, to showcase their talents. Hosts Dimples Romana, Xian Lim, and Matteo Guidicelli were also present during the events, with the latter two performing in TriNoMa for fans and mall goers.

Promil Pre-School held auditions in SM City Cebu last May 3    
This year, a shortlist of 30 finalists will be revealed on the Promil Pre-school i-Shine Talent Camp’s microsite on May m24, 2014.  The audience will choose 3 finalists – 1 for singing, 1 for dancing, and 1 for acting – through online voting.  The 3 finalists per category with the most votes will join the 9 finalists selected by Wyeth Philippines and ABS-CBN, and complete the top 12 i-Shiners.

The first leg of the auditions happened at Abreeza Mall in Davao
Under the tutelage of high-caliber mentors, these twelve finalists will undergo a series of comprehensive workshops to nurture their talents and reach their full potential.

Over 700 kids, ages 4-7 years old, auditioned for the Promil Pre-School i-Shine Talent Camp 3
Actress and mom, Dimples Romana, along with equally talented matinee idols Matteo Guidicelli and Xian Lim were also present in the Davao leg of the auditions
To vote, viewers must log on to http://ishine.abs-cbn.com, visit the Top 30 finalists’ profile pages and click on the vote button for their favorite I-Shiner. Voting will run from May 24 to June 3, 2014. Only one vote per day is allowed.

Watch out for this exciting twist!  You may be part of this year’s Grand I-shiner’s journey!  Keep visiting http://ishine.abs-cbn.com and watch interviews and behind the scene footages throughout the season!

About Wyeth Nutrition
Wyeth Nutrition, formerly Pfizer Nutrition, is part of NestlĂ© S.A.  Wyeth Nutrition develops premium-quality nutritional products scientifically designed to meet the needs of infants and young children, as well as pregnant and lactating mothers. As pioneers in infant nutritional science, our mission is to provide the best nutritional support for future healthy outcomes. For nearly a century, Wyeth Nutrition has leveraged clinical rigor, scientific research, world-class manufacturing and product safety standards to drive scientifically-sound solutions that offer parents confidence, help nourish children and support their healthy futures.

About Promil Pre-School i-Shine Talent Camp

The pre-school years are a good time for parents to start nurturing the gifts of their children. This is the age where they start to develop and apply what they have learned in their earlier years - they are becoming more and more curious and their character and interests will begin to emerge at this age. Parents play a key role in nurturing their child’s potential, especially when it comes to giving them the encouragement they need and proper nutrition so they can pursue their interests. Per DOH-FDA-CFRR Permit No. 0166 s. 2014.

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