The Baby Hygiene Specialist: BIOLANE From France Now in Manila

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Every day, your baby’s skin must adjust to a new environment, one we must pay close attention to especially in this day and age. Your baby’s skin is the first line of protection from external stress, like rubbing on nappies and clothing, unsuitable products, bacteria from exposure to urine and stool, and harsh environmental elements. How many times have you worried about your newborn’s dry skin, or panic when you notice a rash on your baby’s bum?

Moms want only the absolute best and safest products for their little ones.

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Created in 1972, Biolane has been making hygiene and care products specially formulated to protect and meet the needs of a baby’s delicate skin. Developed by Laboratoires BIOPHA, in Vendée, rance, Biolane products are created with natural ingredients suitable for even the most fragile and sensitive skin. They are guaranteed without alcohol, parabens, phenoxyethanol, and essential oils. In fact, Biolane has been used for more than 40 years in maternity wards and is constantly being recommended by doctors all over the world.

Each Biolane product is enriched with Hydra-bléïne, a patented natural plant-based formulation made using only active natural ingredients such as wheat oil and plant proteins. It is dermatologist-tested and clinically proven to work on two levels: protection by limiting skin dehydration and hydration by nourishing and enriching the epidermis by acting as a barrier against attacks on the skin, such as lipid removal through washing and changes in temperature, air, and water quality. Hydra-bléïne allows your baby’s skin to maintain its natural hydro-lipid balance.

Aside from Hydra-bléïne, Biolane products contain a limited number of ingredients in order to minimize the risk of allergies. Materials are of natural origin and all our formulas are guaranteed to ensure safety and efficiency. Not only do our products protect, they also encourage well-being and make every moment shared with your baby a moment of sweetness and pure tenderness.

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Products available in the Philippines include Bath Time products: 2-in-1 Body and Hair Cleanser, Essential Cleansing Emulsion, Extra Rich Soap, Gentle Shampoo, and Shower Gel and Bath Foam; No-Rinse Cleansing products: Gentle Cleansing Milk, Pure H20,Sensitive Wipes, and Thick H20 Baby Wipes; Diaper and Baby Care products: Liquid Talc, Water Based Cream, Arnica Gel, Moisturizing Spray, Nourishing and Moisturizing Cream, Soothing Cream, Sun Cream Baby, and Sweet Almond Oil Spray; and Atopy and Eczemaprone skin products: Dermo-Paediatrics Hair and Body Gel, Dermo-Paediatrics Soothing Cleansing Oil, Dermo-Paediatrics Miscellar Solution, Dermo-Paediatrics Diaper Rash Cream, and Dermo-Paediatrics Moisturizing Cream. What’s more, Biolane also looks out for moms during pregnancy and post birth with products that are safe for both mother and child, like our Nursing Cream, Stretch Marks Cream, and Stretch Marks Dry Oil.

Biolane’s flagship store is located at the 4th Floor, SM Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall. Biolane products are also available in Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Alabang, Rustan’s Edsa Shangri-La, Rustan’s Gateway, Rustan’s Cebu, The Parenting Emporium, The Nest, Baby & Beyond, Babies to Toddlers, and Milk & Honey.


Why Progressive Education Fits Modern Learners


Even for a mom who took the theories of Early Childhood Education seriously is still confounded on what kind of learning is suitable for our child.  Many would say and I would also agree that finding the right school isn’t a walk in the park.  Growing up in a traditional way of learning, you can’t help but compare, each practice has it’s own style and theory which may or may not enhance your child’s capability.  Yet, after trying to know some salient things about education (being a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Education), I still succumb to traditional.

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Lots of Good Deals for Summer Footwears at ELRO’s SHOE’S HOLIDAY

1- Discount PosterFrom work, to shopping, to island hopping and more, your feet are the most exhausted with all your activities. It carries your body weight while it takes you to every place at your whim. Pampering your sole with a foot massage may be good, but reward it with something better, something that can last and be felt longer, like a comfortable footwear that will still keep your style at bay. And the best part is you can do this when you go to ELRO’s Shoe Holiday.

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IMG_0427Christmas has always been a special thing: A time to make memories, gather friends and family with the most awaited holiday spread in every party. Since it’s a season to shine and to be dazzling, Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute Medical Director Claudine Roura shares these doable dieting tips without abstaining or skipping your round of favorite festive food.

1. Consider a Wellness Party.
From the intensely exciting Zumba to heart pumping body jam, why not make this merry season of Christmas a time to be really happy and healthy? If you happen to be the host, consider a wellness party with guilt-free menu to takes center stage in your party! This activity not only fires up the happy hormone endorphin with the added benefit of burning 380-400 calories in an hour, it will also leave your guests to be more excited with your specially prepared multicourse meal. Just make sure to be consistent with your theme and opt for a spread that’s tasty but with only guilt-free ingredients to boot.

2. Refresh and Hydrate
Go easy on your cocktails and champagne but remember to sip in indulgence a fresh glass of water. “Don’t be confused between hunger and thirst, make sure to drink minimum of 8 glasses to avoid unnecessary food cravings, advises Dr. Claudine. “Since water is the basic foundation for the body to efficiently and effectively burn calories, you don’t have to wait for yourself to feel thirsty before downing yourself with water as it’s already a sure sign of dehydration.” But if you don’t want to miss the fizz and save tons of calories at the same time, there’s always a sparkling water as a satisfying alternative.

3. “Binge Fest” is Never a Good Idea.
“Save yourself from low blood sugar and high cortisol levels, which means you’ll crave for sugary and caloric food,” warns Dr. Claudine. So a word to wise: Don’t fast in the hours leading up to the party and go all out uncontrollably. Instead, fuel and fill yourself with fruits, salad, raw veggies, and nuts few hours before the feast.

4. Choose Wisely.
Whether it’s a buffet or a sit down affair, always take time to scan the menu and pick only the items that are considered a winner in your repertoire of favorites: flavorful, filling, and festive. Easy on sweets, fatty, and oily food and start off with greens and clear soup. Since this is a season to splurge, pick the types you don’t usually eat at home such as steak, lobster, or lechon.

5. Strengthen your willpower with Contours’ Acutrim
Dr. Claudine also sheds light on the reason behind creeping scale readings: “Overeating is multifactorial, meaning there are a number of reasons we can pinpoint for someone’s uncontrollable eating habit. From poor choice of food, hormones, lack of quality sleep, to stress eating, we know it could lead to unwanted pounds”. However, you would be glad to know that there’s a painless, safe, and effective way to control unnecessary food cravings and when overeating overtakes you: Acutrim. Tapping on the ear’s appetite centers of the brain through microcurrent stimulator, this drugless and non-needle acupuncture is a powerful yet healthy weight loss alternative that suppresses the appetite, increase body metabolism, and boost weight loss. For only P7, 000 with 4 weekly sessions, this treatment is a totally relaxed way to condition the brain to exercise restraint on food. Since the effect of the last treatment usually extends for another 4 to 6 weeks, don’t be surprised if you have already developed a new habit of eating less while feeling satiated in small amounts. Yes, it’s a behavioral modification to eating that ensures long term weight loss maintenance without short changing yourself!

To know more about AcuTrim, contact main clinic at (632) 5564878 or email Follow as well social media pages for regular updates on promotions and events: Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute on Facebook and @contours_ph on Instagram. For a complete list of services and branches, visit

Five Annual Exams that Deserve a Budget from Every Woman’s Bonus


Christmas Season is a glorious thing, a time for thanksgiving, celebration, and the ripe month to fully enjoy the fruits of your labor. And just because you think your 13th month pay and bonus are just a cherry on top, these hard-earned cash deserves to be saved and spent well on things with lasting impact on your health and sanity. With this in mind, let these 5 must-do lists from Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkins and Liners’ OB-Gyn Faith Suluen serve as your guide to encourage you to make time and set aside a budget for these screenings. Continue reading

DepEd promotes positive discipline in everyday teaching



The Department of Education (DepEd), in cooperation with E-Net Philippines and Save the Children, have  launched the Primer on Positive Discipline for Everyday Teaching last Monday, June 6, 2016, 9 am at the DepEd NCR Conference Hall, Department of Education-National Capital Region, Regional Office.

The Primer was created to help teachers apply a positive approach in classroom management and will be distributed to teachers nationwide. The Primer will also be used as a training tool for positive discipline.

“This Primer will be most valuable to our teachers so that they can cope with the day to day challenges of having to deal with young, active learners using positive reinforcement,” Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC said.

Luistro pointed out that the primer is consistent with the DepEd policy on zero tolerance for any act of violence against children in school, including corporal punishment, as detailed in the DepEd Child Protection Policy (DO No. 40, s. 2012). “We recognize that teachers, administrators and staff, as stewards of learning institutions, are responsible for an enabling and supportive environment for effective learning based on the principles of positive discipline,” the education chief added.

The Primer also comes with some pointers on ways to enhance teacher’s well-being in order to help them cope with stress.

DepEd has earlier issued a Child Protection Policy that prohibits corporal punishment and all forms of abuse and promotes positive and non-violent discipline in schools.

DepEd K to 12 Law on Its 3rd Year Anniversary


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The Department of Education (DepEd) enjoins the whole country in the observance of the 3rd year anniversary of the signing into law by President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III, Republic Act No. 10533, An Act Enhancing the Philippine Education System by Strengthening Its Curriculum and Increasing the Number of Years for Basic Education otherwise known as the K to 12 Law.

The K to 12 Program covers 13 years of basic education with the following stages: Kindergarten to Grade 3, Grades 4 to 6, Grade 7 to 10 (Junior High School) and Grades 11 to 12 (Senior High School). This is found to be the best period for learning under basic education. It is also the recognized standard for students and professionals globally.

The Program holds distinct significance this coming School Year 2016-2017 as the Department begins the implementation of the Grade 11 of the Senior High School (SHS) Program, the first of the 2 cohorts (Grades 11 and 12) which were added to the country’s 10-year basic education system.

Recently, the Supreme Court on March 15 dismissed several petitions filed against the implementation of the K to 12 Program, thus paving the way for its continued operation particularly the said SHS

As the country girds for the opening of classes this coming School Year 2016-2017 on June 13, 2016, the Department through Education Secretary Br.Armin A. Luistro FSC invites and enjoins everyone to give their full support to the successful implementation of K to 12 Program specially the SHS Program.