These days, most people eat unhealthy food and are surrounded by pollution resulting to diseases and sickness. For our bodies to function properly, we must have a discerning taste for what is good and beneficial to our health. It is imperative to watch what you eat because as they say, you are what you 
Antioxidants play an important role in protecting the body from toxins and boosting the immune system. Known since the olden times, turmeric is a powerful antioxidant used by Chinese and Indian herbal medicine in treating many conditions. These conditions include stomach pains, menstrual problems, intestinal gas, dyspepsia, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, headache, colds, lung infection, fever, heartburn, diarrhea and arthritis. 

Now, you can get a dose of this antioxidant with Fine Japan Co. Ltd.’s Fine Turmeric Extract Powder, available in sachets. It is made with curcumin from turmeric which keeps the liver and digestive system healthy, resulting to faster metabolism and detoxification in the body. With the Fine Turmeric Extract 
Powder, it is easier to break down food and filter dangerous toxins. Even in small doses, curcumin is effective in treating inflammatory bowel diseases.

The Fine Turmeric Extract Powder is mixed with natural ingredients that help increase the body’s absorption of curcumin. It does not only boast of healthy qualities but also a pleasant taste that both young and old will love. Consumers may drink it with just water or mix it with any daily morning drink.

For optimum boost, pair it with Premium HyC150, a supplemental beverage that is also manufactured by Fine Japan Co. Ltd. The Premium HyC150 is the rediscovered “fountain of youth” which contains hyaluronic acid, collagen and ubiquinol. It is also packed with vitamin C, biotin, elastin and pearl coix. It is an effective anti-ageing tool that helps prevent cell damage, sagging and hair loss, and protects the body from harmful toxins.

By drinking Premium HyC150 with Fine Turmeric Extract Powder, you will experience the quality of life you deserve by having a healthy and fit body. Spend the day feeling more refreshed and vibrant than ever with Premium HyC150 and Fine Turmeric Extract Powder.

For more information, visit our website at; like us on Facebook at; follow us on Twitter #HyC150 or Instagram @HyC150; or call (02)546-7297 or 0917-7750779. Available at select Watsons stores nationwide, as well on Lazada Philippines at
TV host and comedienne, Alex Gonzaga was recently launched as the First Filipina Face of Proactiv. A loyal user of Proactiv for 6 years, the 27-year old actress is thrilled to be among the elite roster of Proactiv Hollywood endorsers.

“I discovered Proactiv when I was in the States. A relative recommended it to me and true enough, Proactiv got rid of my pimples.  When I came back, I asked around where I could get it and found out they have it at Watsons,” shares Gonzaga.

Proactiv’s General Manager, Mari del Rosario considers this a big milestone for the brand.

“For years, we have been looking for the perfect Filipina to represent Proactiv. Alex Gonzaga is not only beautiful and charming. She’s also an actual user of the brand which is the top qualification to be a Proactiv ambassador,” del Rosario explains.

Watsons, the exclusive distributor of Proactiv here in the Philippines, celebrates with Proactiv in this occasion. 

“We are very proud to be the exclusive partner of Proactiv in the Philippines for 10 years. The vision of Proactiv and Watsons is very much alike: To make you look good and feel good about yourself. Now, with Alex Gonzaga being on board to spread the word, we look forward to a more fruitful collaboration in the coming years,” says Maita Santiago, Watsons Trading Director for Beauty Division.

Proactiv is available in 30-day kit (P2,495) and in 60-day kit (P 3,995) at all Watsons nationwide.
One of the simplest luxuries we can have is having a warm shower after a long day. It was so calming when you feel the flow if the warm water.  Actually, when you take warm shower, its not just washing away impurities and relaxing your tired muscles because it can also considered a healthy routine.

Okay, let me share you the health benefits of taking warm shower and will prove to you to stay longer in the bathroom.

1. They are effective pick-me-uppers

Studies have proven that there is a science behind the calming qualities of warm showers. Showering with warm water helps with the production of oxytocin in the body, which is also dubbed as the love or bliss hormone due to its calming effect on behavior. So the next time you need fast relief from stress, run yourself a warm shower.

2. They help detoxify the body

Warm showers offer more than just stress relief. Evidence shows that this simple routine can help detoxify the body as well. The steam from hot showers opens pores and induces sweating, which then triggers the release of toxins. 

3. They are an instant solution to a cold

Need instant relief for a cold? Hot showers are also an easy solution. Steam aids in moisturizing nasal passages which help with decongestion.  

4. They give you better sleep

Warm showers also induce better sleep. Not only are they a treat in cold weather, they also trigger body temperature changes that promote better rest. Taking a shower with warm water before bedtime raises the body’s temperature, after which it will gradually lower once exposed to cooler air. This shift triggers  the body to produce melatonin, which then cues the body to feel sleepy. 

Taking warm showers are definitely a quick and easy option to enjoy these health benefits. For some though, the challenge lies in the very simple act of heating water. This shouldn’t be the case, especially with modern home technology taking the need for manual water heating out of the picture. 

Global home appliance manufacturer Midea makes this easy with its line of water heaters that promise quick and safe heating without ballooning electric bills. Available in four models (Basic Single Point, Single Point with Pump, Single Point without Pump and Multi Point), this home necessity answers all the common water heating problems of households. 

Midea’s Water Heaters are equipped with safety sensors to ensure that they do not overheat, cause scalding and accidental electric shocks. They are also designed to be energy efficient, with a 10-minute shower costing a very affordable 8php in your power bill. 

The Midea Water Heaters also promise instant and accurate heating performance through its advanced heating technology. No need for clueless estimates and long waiting times for the water to warm up; these units provide instant relief in seconds.

As simple as this daily routine is, it does provide grand benefits for the health and overall well-being. 

Just find the right home partner that can help you get the best out of your usual home showers. To learn more about Midea’s water heaters and other home appliances, visit or like them on Facebook for the latest updates at
In response to what they believed were conditions in the fashion-modeling industry that needed to be professionalized, top-caliber models founded the Professional Models Association of the Philippines, or PMAP, in 1987. They sought for reasonable working hours and standardized compensation for model bookings. “As a union we are vocal with our rights.  As an association, we have a vision of what we want to become in the future,” says one of the original members, Tina Maristela-Ocampo, who co-founded the organization with co-models Ronnie Asuncion and Robert David.

PMAP is the very first of its kind in Asia, and probably the world. It is the only organization of models run by models themselves, each confident of their own talents, abilities and capabilities to manage and plan their modeling careers. Established on February 11, 1987, the PMAP aims to “uplift, protect and professionalize the modeling industry in the Philippines, and to develop and stabilize, national and international awareness, participation, involvement and competition in the field of modeling.” 

The PMAP served as a key force in the development and upgrading of the local modeling industry, with the firm belief that as a united group, models can band and work together for their own protection and progress. Contrary to some beliefs, the PMAP is not an agency but a cross between an association and a union of models. Succeeding members of PMAP have sought to maintain and improve these standards, seeking the professional services of legal and financial consultants.

PMAP male and female models are distinguished for their physical attributes (clear skin, healthy hair, great height and good looks) as well as their overall attitude and disposition. 

They are well paid, high profile and top of mind among designers and clients. More often than not, a PMAP model has a prominent place in the industry. Their faces are splashed across top fashion magazine covers, national dvertisements, international commercials and fashion shows here and abroad. 

They are trailblazers (Tina Maristela, Tetta Ortiz, Suyene Chi, Leo Rabago, JB Abesamis, Annette Coronel); beauty queens (Izza Gonzalez, Desiree Verdadero, Marilen Espino, Abbygala Arenas, Gem Padilla, Mafae Yunon, Valerie Wiegmann); icons (Tweetie de Leon, Patty Bettita, Marina Benipayo, Denden Abesamis, Wilma Doesnt) and a roster of celebrities (Eric Quizon, John Estrada, Ornussa Cadness, Sanya Smith, Phoemela Baranda). 


On its 28th year, PMAP is on the hunt to discover and mentor aspiring or experienced models with immense potential to become the next Filipino model archetype and influence the course of professional modeling in the Philippines. Girls must at least be 5’8 tall with a waistline of 24 inches, while the boys must at least be 5’11 tall. 

A Modéle Philippines can advance any designer’s vision. He or she possesses fierce catwalk skills, a compelling editorial presence, a memorable screen register and a strong social media following.

This game-changing project employs a tripartite arrangement among the entities of Zen Institute (presenter) and A Concept (producer) and legendary designer/model discover Renee Salud in partnership with PMAP.

Together, their vision is to be “the inspiring trailblazers in the Philippine fashion industry that provide a premiere competition platform and opportunities to individuals who best represent what a professional Filipino model is and what Philippine modeling is  in the global arena.”

Their mission is to “discover, develop, and nurture Filipino individuals to become models of influence who represent the Filipino image of excellence through our competitions. We create continuous opportunities for our professional models in order to achieve excellence and secure a great future, thus contribute to our country’s positive image and progress.”

The first Modèle Philippines winner will receive a high level of exposure in the modeling world, the opportunity to work with the industry’s best, a one-year endorsement contract with Zen Institute, a fashion spread in a top fashion magazine, free trip to Thailand and a cash prizes.

Visit or call MODÈLE PHILIPPINES for inquiries at The Zen Institute at 024122528 / 024411712.