Showing posts with label Lifestyle. Show all posts
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Sunday, September 5, 2021

Help Save the Planet with Watsons Sustainable Choices

September 05, 2021 0 Comments

With more and more people aware of the current environmental challenges we face, like climate change, brands such as Watsons have made it their duty to listen, search and adapt in their own way.


Watsons Sustainable Choices


Thus, the campaign SUSTAINABLE CHOICES by Watsons was created. Launched to promote products that will fit into customers' sustainable lifestyles, Watsons hopes to create a ripple effect that would make people inspired to do the right thing for themselves, and for everyone to keep making sustainable choices in their daily lives. 


Sustainable Choices will help customers “Look Good. Do Good. Feel Great” and, in the process, reduce their environmental footprint as the retailer puts sustainability at the core of brand development and sourcing, from packaging to ingredient choices.


Clean Beauty - Watsons Sustainable Choices


These are aimed to help shoppers make Sustainable Choices by providing them with better options, including Clean Beauty, the use of Better Ingredients, and Better Packaging and Refilling, as part of a long-term commitment to protecting the environment anchored on four pillars-Community, People, Customers, and Planet.



Clean Beauty - Watsons Sustainable Choices

Clean Beauty


Carrying a wide range of Clean Beauty products available at affordable prices, the store's Clean Beauty products contain better ingredients that are sourced responsibly with an eye toward sustainability. These products don’t contain ingredients like Hydroquinone, Triclosan, Quaternium-15, Chloroacetamide, Triclocarban, Phthalates, O-phenyl phenol, Borates, Methylene glycol, and Microplastic beads. Watsons Philippines recognize brands and products that were carefully created to benefit consumers, the community, and the planet. For a list of Clean Beauty products, check this out https://www.watsons.com.ph/clean-beauty.


Watsons Sustainable Choices - Choose Refill
Reuse & Refill  

Watsons Philippines believe in reusing so it will make refill packs available for purchase so they can reuse the original containers of shampoos, conditioners, lotions, and other personal care products, enabling them to create a habit that helps reduce waste going into landfills.


With over 8 million tons of plastic being thrown into the ocean every year, the retailer is taking a proactive stand on the use of less plastic and choosing a better plastic for packaging. 


Watsons Sustainable Choices - Better Ingredients
Better Ingredients 

Palm Oil and its derivatives are used in 70% of beauty products, and with its yield being far better than any other crop, there is no way to remove it from formulations. The problem with palm oil is that it is extremely harmful to the environment.


Watsons Philippines is committed to sourcing, offering, and promoting the best possible product options, made from ingredients that are sustainable and responsibly managed such as Sustainable Palm Oil. (Roundtable for Sustainable Plan Oil/RSPO-certified). By putting systems in place to promote sustainable palm will lead to less deforestation, a more sustainable health & beauty industry.



Watsons Sustainable Choices - Better Packaging

Better Packaging 

Biodegrading of plastic bottles takes 450+ years, while plastic bags take a grueling 20+ years, adding grave impact to the environment. Watsons Philippines promotes products packaged in recycled containers by encouraging the use of 100% sustainable paper packaging that comes from sustainably and responsibly managed forests and plantations or using bio-based or post-consumer recycled plastics. In stores, it has been encouraging shoppers to refuse single-use plastics wherever they go and instead, bring their reusable shopping bags or use eco-friendly totes.



Look Good, Do Good & Feel Great with sustainable choices 


“Sustainable brands and products recognized by Watsons should go beyond ingredients that make users beautiful inside and out. They must also uphold ethical business practices and encourage initiative in buying and sourcing ingredients. These brands should also look toward minimizing waste in their supply chain as well, and where and when possible, we are also looking at their use of packaging and their recycling and upcycling programs. It's rallying our partners and suppliers to Do Good with us,” said Viki Encarnacion, Watsons' Public Relations and Sustainability Director.


Do Good Acts

Watsons believe beyond its customers; everyone can make an impact by making simple sustainable choices every day. By embodying the “Look Good. Do Good. Feel Great” ideology, it helps us all ensure that our planet looks good for future generations by doing good today and every day!


For more information, you may visit https://interactive.watsons.com.ph/sustainablechoices


Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Healing Spa and Massage

August 04, 2013 0 Comments

I recently attended the soft opening of The Healing Spa and Massage along with a few of the Davao Bloggers. I was 30 minutes early and the owner, Miss Gloria was really friendly and Isis too who is the one who accommodated me. I was glad I went there early because I got the chance to roam around the place and take a few photos. 

I love their wall frames by the way... :)

Another blogger arrived early too and while waiting Miss Isis talked to us about their signature massage which is the Pinoy Hilot

In Pinoy Hilot the masseur will roll a bamboo on your back to locate the panuhot (flatulence) and when it's found they will use a steamed 'Thai Pack' and press it on the afflicted areas. The Thai Pack is composed of different kinds herbs inside like: tuba-tuba, tanglad (lemon grass), ginger, guava leaves, and other herbs. It actually smells good... In Pinoy Hilot, they will use a sheet to cover you and let you perspire (in bisaya, bukot). They also use steamed banana leaves on your entire back and when there's so much panuhot, it tears off. 


Isis also showed us a comb which is made of jade which they will use in Pinoy Hilot to comb your hair and help you relax. I think the other one is for the feet where the pressure points will be pressed.


Their place looks small and had narrow ways but they had maximize their spaces. I was surprised that they have lots of beds inside, I think it's around 12 and were divided by curtains. They have beds that are on the bamboo floor and there are also the typical massage beds.

As a full time mom to a toddler, I rarely get a chance to go to massage parlors unlike before. But whenever I got a chance, I would go and treat myself. I haven't tried the services at The Healing Spa and Massage yet but I would really like to try Pinoy Hilot next time we'd visit there and I'll be blogging my experience about it. :)

You might want to check The Healing Spa and Massage now as they are offering 50% OFF on all of their services until August 8, 2013 only. 


Here are their Services and Price list:


Spa Body and Services


Facial Treatments, Foot Spa, Waxing and other services.


 The Healing Spa and Massage Packages

Where to find The Healing Spa Massage and Spa?


The Healing Spa Massage and Spa is located at Davao Success Realty Compound, Walk-in Alley, Ponciano Reyes Street, Davao City (In front of Kapitan Tomas Monteverde Elem. School).

Contact Numbers: 09483452558, 09331888259 and 09228716856.

UPDATE:

Me, my mom and sister tried their signature PINOY HILOT and it was the best massage I have ever encountered. My mom and sister liked their services too. :)