Sunday, July 30, 2023

Give your baby the gift of healthy, resilient skin with the yoboo Baby Skincare Set

A baby’s skin is only 1/4 the thickness of adult skin, making it more fragile and sensitive to mechanical stress. It can also be prone to dryness, redness, and itching, which is why it requires extra care by developing good skincare habits with the help of gentle, high-quality products.

Finding the most suitable product for your baby’s skin can be challenging due to overwhelming options and information. After all, parents just want the best for their child.

Committed to helping every family raise children in a relaxed and scientific manner, Japanese-based brand yoboo provides expertly crafted skincare products for babies using natural plant extracts and biomimetic essence to awaken the skin’s intrinsic vitality.

yoboo Baby Skincare Set

“As each day goes by, your baby will be exposed to more environments as they experience and learn more about what the world has to offer,” said Chinen Rina, Pediatrician and Founder of yoboo. “Through its products, yoboo aims to provide expert care for baby’s skin at any time, whether it’s to protect it from the sun, soothe it from any discomfort or sensitivity, or sustain its moisture after a bath. Its formulations result in the ultimate baby care experience so that your child can enjoy life with healthy and resilient skin.”

For comprehensive skincare for baby’s head to toe, yoboo offers Baby Skincare Sets from ages 0-6 which include:

yoboo Baby Soothing Wash and Shampoo

Baby Soothing Wash and Shampoo (400ml), a 2-in-1 foaming wash enriched with PRO-V5, vitamin E, Bisabolol, and camellia seed oil to gently and effectively clean the skin, properly hydrate it, and preserve its elasticity. Its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties can also help relieve any discomfort and improve any sensitive skin condition in a timely manner. With these gentle ingredients, you can be assured of the best care for your baby's skin.  

yoboo Baby Refreshing Moisturizer

Baby Refreshing Moisturizer (70g), a body lotion which can hydrate and soothe dryness and redness with every use. One application of its transparent ice crystal texture turns into water, making it light and burden-free. Its multidimensional water locking system, double aloe vera juice and vitamin B5, and natural herbal extracts work together to nourish and lock in the moisture to make the body feel silky, refreshed, and comfortable.

Through various tests with its users, Yoboo found out that the Yoboo Baby Refreshing Moisturizer can ultimately soothe your baby's skin by 30% within one hour upon application. In these tests, all of the participants reported immediate skin hydration, 96% said that the product improved their baby's skin dryness, while 88% said that redness was immediately reduced.

OlivOat Baby Cream (40g), a body moisturizer enriched with glycerin, ceramide NP, and urea to improve a baby’s skin resistance. It features a lecithin emulsified liquid crystal system which is easily absorbed, penetrating the skin quickly without burdening it. Tender on the outside and moisturizing on the inside, the cream promotes double barrier protection which enhances the skin’s defense.

Aside from its moisturizing benefits, the OlivOat Baby Cream also has a unique dispensing feature. By pressing the top of the bottle with both hands at the same time, the cream will be dispensed at the top center of the cream outlet. This design ensures efficient dispensing, with no unnecessary leaks and spills. This design assures an equal amount of cream suitable for every use and prevents secondary contamination.

The yoboo Baby Skincare Gift Set is available in Shopee and Lazada for Php 1,199.00. To learn more about yoboo and its products, visit or the Yoboo - Philippines Official Facebook Page.

About yoboo

yoboo is a Japanese Mom and Baby Care Brand established in 2009 with bases in Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Committed to providing professional mom and baby products that cater to moms and babies' different needs, yoboo's product line consists of Nursing Essentials, Feeding Essentials, Baby Skin Care, Baby Furniture and Accessories, Bath Essentials, Outdoor Essentials, Cleaning and Disinfection, and Baby Toys.

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Canva Philippines Empowers Filipino Entrepreneurs with First-Ever Negosyantrends Expo

Learn from design experts and business leaders at the Canva Negosyantrends Expo 2023 on August 5 at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia.

Canva Philippines will hold Negosyantrends Expo 2023, its biggest face-to-face event geared for all entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners, on August 5 at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia. The event will feature one-on-one consultations with brand and design experts, interactive stations, and design activities to help entrepreneurs level-up their businesses. Interested participants can sign-up for the expo by registering at 

The expo will also feature success stories from select entrepreneurs and a panel discussion on innovation and design headlined by entrepreneurs Reese Fernandez Ruiz, president and co-founder of Rags2Riches, Andre Chanco, head of product and co-founder of Yardstick Coee, and Cara Paguio, senior creative for photography at Canva and owner of the local beachwear brand Guppy PH. 

“We heard countless stories of Filipino entrepreneurs using Canva. Following the success of Negosyantrends 2022, Canva Philippines aims to continue uplifting the entrepreneurial spirit of Filipinos through this event and we're excited to interact with our community in person. We believe that through Negosyantrends Expo 2023, we'll be able to help more negosyantes take their business to the next level with Canva,” Maisie Littaua, Canva Philippines’ Head of Growth said. 

Empowering Entrepreneurs Through Design 

Canva Philippines also held its education caravan through engaging online webinars with various partners such as the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Globe Business,, and Bayan Academy. 

The series kicked o with the "Design & Diskarte Talks for Entrepreneurs" with DTI, highlighting Canva's brand management capabilities like Brand Kits, Brand Guidelines, and Brand Folders. These tools help businesses manage their brand assets in one place, maintain consistency, and allow teams to collaborate more easily. 

As part of the series, Canva Philippines also partnered with Globe Business,, and Bayan Academy for a session on building a digital brand. 

In 2020, Canva Philippines launched Canva for Negosyo, which provides entrepreneurs with branding and graphics design resources for free, marketing toolkits, photo collections, and video tutorials, and has since established an engaged community of Filipino entrepreneurs. Now with over 60,000 members, its Canva for Negosyantes community on Facebook continues to be a platform for many business owners to share ideas, collaborate on designs, and provide insights to each other. 

"As Pinoy entrepreneurs take their businesses online, we want to be right there with them," Littaua said. "When it comes to design and branding, Canva for Negosyo is the Filipino business owner's partner in creativity and productivity for their digital presence." 

For more updates on Canva Philippines' eorts for entrepreneurs, follow @CanvaPhilippines on Facebook or join Canva for Negosyantes. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Watsons Encourages the Public to Take Action for Women’s Health

Leading health and beauty retailer Watsons supports cervical cancer awareness; highlights prevention through timely HPV vaccine

The Watsons Take Action for Women’s Health media education session featured a panel discussion facilitated by broadcast journalist Doris Bigornia; Sharon Decapia, SAVP - Marketing, PR & Sustainability, Watsons Philippines; Dr. Cecilia Llave, Trustee, Philippine Cancer Society; and Dr. Carolyn Zalameda-Castro, Fellow and Chair of Task Force on Women First, Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society. 

Leading health and beauty retailer Watsons conducted a virtual education session to raise awareness on cervical cancer and encourage the public to take preventive steps for their health. "Take Action for Women’s Health" highlights how the HPV vaccine can prevent Filipino women from acquiring cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common female cancer in the world, and the second most frequent one in the Philippines.

Hosted by broadcast journalist Doris Bigornia, the event featured activities designed to engage and educate. This included the Cervical Cancer Mythbusters game where members of the media were challenged to identify common myths about cervical cancer and tweet out what they learned as the session progressed. 

Angel Enero,  Blogger

Blogger Angel Enero posts her TIL or Today I Learned from session: 99% of cervical cancer cases are due to chronic persistent infection with high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV). 

For her part, Dr. Carolyn R. Zalameda-Castro of Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society highlighted the link between education and a woman’s health outcomes. 

“We empower our women against this disease and educate them to actively take action. With education, there is an improvement in the mother’s knowledge and perception of the importance of modern medicine for the care of the children.” Dr. Zalameda-Castro noted that initiatives like this improve the quality of life of the whole family. 

Dr. Cecilia Llave of the Philippine Cancer Society gave a short talk on cervical cancer. She highlighted  that getting an HPV vaccine along with regular screening and having a healthy lifestyle can help lower cancer risks. 

“Remember, cervical cancer can be treated if diagnosed early. It can be prevented with healthy living and (HPV) vaccination,” states Dr. Cecilia Llave. She also emphasized the need for timely screening: “do not wait for signs and symptoms, early screening is very important - cervical cancer can be treated if diagnosed early.” 

Data from the HPV Information Center reveals that “Current estimates indicate that every year 7897 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 4052 die from the disease. Cervical cancer ranks as the 2nd most frequent cancer among women in the Philippines and the 2nd most frequent cancer among women between 15 and 44 years of age.” 

“As a leading health and beauty retailer in the Philippines, we aim to emphasize accessibility to the HPV vaccine. Awareness is the first step, second is availability. That's why we are rolling out our awareness efforts through media events," shares Sharon Decapia, Watsons Senior Assistant Vice President for Marketing, PR & Sustainability. The HPV vaccine is available in over 200 Watsons stores nationwide. Customers can also avail of free doctor’s assessment on vaccine day. 

Watsons is actively promoting health literacy in the Philippines through its various initiatives and platforms. One of its key contributions is the online Health Hub, which serves as a comprehensive resource for health tips, information, and expert advice.The Health Supplement Advisor available on the Health Hub addresses concerns ranging from immune support, liver health, sleep, digestion, weight management, and joint care amongst others.. 

“Cervical cancer is a significant health concern that affects women worldwide, and it is vital to have accurate information and expert guidance to address this issue effectively,” Decapia adds.

Book Your Vaccinations at Watsons

Get vaccinated at Watsons. Register and pay via the Watsons Vaccine site (

With over 200 Watsons stores offering HPV vaccination and easy booking via the Watsons Vaccination site (, getting protected is now more convenient. Click here ( to learn how you can get HPV Vaccine on August 17 - 20. 


About Watsons

Watsons is part of the Health and Beauty Store chain of A.S Watson, the largest health, beauty, cosmetics, and perfumery retailer in the world. Today, Watsons H&B Asia is the leading health and beauty chain in the continent with successful operations in 13 markets. In 2002, A.S. Watson Group joined hands with SM Prime Holdings Inc., the Philippines' leading shopping mall developer. The partnership brought about the first Watsons stores in SM Megamall and The Podium (Ortigas).

Today, Watsons operates 1000+ stores in the Philippines serving more than 250,000 customers per day. Watsons strives to ensure that its customers get the best value for their money through monthly promotions, special offers, and continuous consumer marketing programs. Each Watsons store houses nothing but the best brands from top manufacturers all over the world and also carries its own competitively priced, high-quality private labels and brands. With more than 1,000 brands ranging from medicines, cosmetics, and fragrances to personal care items and general merchandise, Watsons Your Personal Store delivers only the best health, wellness, and beauty solutions to each and every customer.

Monday, July 17, 2023

Nestlé Philippines and Quezon City Local Government kick off family-centric festival in QC

Experts share nutrition, wellness tips to thousands of Filipinos for a healthy, happy life

Nestlé Philippines, the Kasambuhay for Good and family wellness partner of Filipinos, kicked off its Family Wellness Festival at the Quezon Memorial Circle intending to educate thousands of families about good nutrition for a healthier, happier life. The whole-day festival is expected to welcome 4,000 QCitizens and residents from nearby cities who pre-registered online at

The Family Wellness Festival is a fun, family-centric event and is one of Nestlé Philippines’ activities to mark Nutrition Month this July. In support of this year’s theme, “Healthy diet gawing affordable for all,” Nestlé Philippines remains committed to making good nutrition affordable and accessible with siksik sa sustansiya at abot-kayang food and beverage products that are fortified with essential vitamins and minerals for every member of the family. 

In addition, the festival focuses on the sharing of health and wellness learnings and tips that Filipinos can easily apply and practice at home. Different members of the family joined the fun games and exciting activities.

What’s more, festival-goers were able to avail of personalized nutrition consultations from Registered Nutritionists-Dietitians for free. They also received freebies by exchanging empty sachets and tetra packs of Nestlé products during the event. This is in line with the company’s 3Rs advocacy to engage more Filipinos to Reuse, Reduce and Recycle plastic waste and become part of the movement for environmental sustainability. Aside from promos and discounts, Nestlé products and special prizes were raffled off throughout the day.

“We at Nestlé Philippines believe that good nutrition starts at home. We are bringing the Family Wellness Festival closer to communities as we strive to provide QCitizens with the right information and tips that can help them improve their health and wellness,” said Joey Uy III, Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Affairs of Nestlé Philippine

Quezon City officials together with Nestlé Philippines officially opened the start of the Family Wellness Festival via a ribbon-cutting ceremony

Partnering with organizations that share similar goals as their ongoing nutrition programs will better inform and encourage QCitizens to prioritize their family’s well-being.

"We strive to provide our QCitizens all the support they need to have a  healthy mind and body to make them productive, free from ailments, and able to live longer. Karapatan ng bawat mamamayan ang mabuting kalusugan. But the local government cannot do it alone. We need the support of the private sector to augment our efforts," Mayor Joy Belmonte said.

Insights on nutrition, urban gardening, 3Rs

Nestlé Philippines invited experts from its partner organizations to share their insights on key topics that touch on the overall wellness of individuals, families, and the planet. The Department of Science and Technology – Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) talked about its latest research on the state of nutrition of Filipinos, while the Department of Agriculture shared tips on starting your own veggie garden based on its Food Always in the Home (FAITH) program. This was followed by a cooking demo to further promote sarap-sustansya meals for the family. A representative from the non-profit organization Pure Oceans then gave a talk, together with a representative from GMA Sparkle, about caring for the environment and how our collective action as its stewards can make a positive impact on the wellness of our planet.  

As the wellness partner of Filipino families, Nestlé Philippines will also be bringing the Family Wellness Festival to Makati City and Caloocan City in August to help educate thousands more. Pre-registration is now open via for these next two festivals. 

Monday, July 3, 2023

Lice-free Playdays: Here are Tips to Make Your Child's Hair Kuto-Free and Smell Nice!

Play is an important aspect of a child’s life. Whether it’s tumbang preso, luksong tinik, hide-and-seek, or playing house, it’s undeniable that kids just love to play. And it’s even better when they play outdoors!

No matter the weather, playing outside is good for kids. It is an opportunity for them to embark on various adventures, spend quality time with friends, and create the most cherished, fondest childhood memories. Aside from its fun and stress-relieving benefits, playing outdoors is also a way for them to think creatively, interact socially, develop physically, and connect with the environment.  In other words, outdoor play is a way for children to learn.

However, being exposed outdoors also poses harm to our children. In a study conducted by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society of the Philippines, over 54.7% of the population of primary school children are infested by head lice, or kuto – a tiny parasite that feeds off human blood from the scalp of its host, which renders no benefit but rather pure discomfort, irritability, hassle, and other more serious conditions such as skin infection.

With the goal to continuously raise awareness on head lice infestation issues and promote prevention, Lamoiyan Corporation, maker of Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo shares tips and hacks to equip moms on how to achieve  kuto-free playdays with their kids!

Tip #1 Minimize Head-to-Head Contact

Head lice do not fly, hop, or jump from one head to another. In fact, their only mode of transmission is through head-to-head contact and the sharing of personal hair accessories according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During playtime, children may naturally put their heads together, and a good way to minimize these interactions is to put long hair in a ponytail or braid. A small amount of hair spray can also help contain stray hairs. Children can also be taught the importance of privacy and ownership of personal belongings to maintain good hygiene. The best approach to instilling habits in children is to help them understand the underlying reasons – making it more likely they will follow through and eventually adopt the habits as their own.

Tip #2 Identifying the Problem

Always take precautions. A John Hopkins Medicine article shared that knowing that your child is infected as early as possible is already the first and most important step in helping them. One of the earliest and most common symptoms is your child's frequent head scratches which is due to the itchiness caused by the bites of the tiny parasites. The same CDC article said that the best way to confirm is to look for live lice. First, you must wet your child’s hair and dampen it a little bit, just enough to eliminate water from dripping. Then, use a special fine-toothed comb locally called “Suyod” to detect and remove lice.

Tip #3 Prevent Contamination

If a lice infestation is confirmed, containing the problem is needed to avoid its further spread according to the article from John Hopkins Medicine. Anyone is a possible host as long as their scalps are inhabitable for the lice to survive. This indicates that parents, people working in childcare, and entire families can be affected. Washing pillowcases, blankets, and any shared items that touch the head may help contain the lice. Nonetheless, head lice transmission through inanimate items is uncommon, but not impossible.

Tip #4 Reducing the Damage

While almost every Filipino household possesses a suyod, it is not a recommended tool for eradicating liceinfestations. It may remove lice and nits that get stuck in the middle of the teeth of the comb, but it won’t essentially stop their spread. In fact, pagsusuyod should only be done moderately, as too much use of the comb may damage the scalp, causing open wounds that allow germs and bacteria to enter the body and cause more harm. It is advisable to use it right after using Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo to remove any remainders—if there are any!

Tip #5 Using the Right Treatment

Avoid home remedies and use scientifically proven treatments. Home remedies such as petroleum jelly, mayonnaise, kerosene, essential oils, or olive oil are ineffective and pose adverse effects such as skin irritation and inflammation. They can also reach the eyes of children, which can affect their eyesight. Using clinically proven products such as Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo exudes 100% confidence, backed by experts in safely eradicating lice in children—no side effects included. It contains pyrethrin, a natural active ingredient proven effective in eliminating head lice. Although it is indeed recommended to rely on natural treatments, it is always best to let scientists handle the science.

While lice infestation is considered the second most common problem in children, it is neither inevitable nor untreatable. With enough preparation and the right knowledge, mommies can be assured of their children’s safety while having fun outdoors. Making sure that children experience their childhood as free and fun as it can be is one of the best ways to express love and affection to them.

To learn more about Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo, visit