Lyn Debuts at SM Mall of Asia: Forwarding Trendsetter Fashion with Signature Designs

Experience the epitome of elegance and sophistication at LYN’s flagship store at SM Mall of Asia, Level 1 and discover a curated selection of timeless classics and contemporary masterpieces

Thailand-based fashion powerhouse LYN has officially marked its entry into the Philippine market with the grand opening of its inaugural store on February 1st, 2024.

Renowned for its elegant and modern designs, LYN has swiftly become a staple in the wardrobes of sophisticated women across the globe. Now, they plan to bring this unique blend of Thai craftsmanship and contemporary designs to Filipino consumers.

Nestled within the iconic SM Mall of Asia, LYN’s first physical outpost promises an unparalleled shopping experience, showcasing timeless elegance and cutting-edge style under one roof.

The first store opening featured LYN’s most recent collection, prominently featuring The Taryn and Moon Infinite bags from their Spring 2024 collection.

The Taryn epitomizes understated elegance with its sleek lines and luxurious materials, offering the ideal blend of style and versatility for women on the go. Meanwhile, the Moon Infinite embodies the brand’s commitment to innovation, seamlessly transitioning from day to night with its unique silhouette and modern sophistication.

Thai model and actress Bow Maylada Susri

Thai model and actress Bow Maylada Susri elegantly complements her ensemble with the Taryn, showcasing a sophisticated blend of neutral beige tones.

Taryn

The Taryn exudes understated elegance with its sleek lines and luxurious materials, making it the perfect companion for the modern woman on the go. A must-have accessory for every woman seeking a stylish and versatile addition to her wardrobe, it boasts a rectangular shape, top zip fastening with a secure sling snap, a distinctive logo plaque, a spacious main compartment, and a detachable handle for added convenience.

Moon Infinite

Meanwhile, the Moon Infinite bag presents a fusion of style and adaptability, characterized by its distinctive silhouette that seamlessly moves from day to night. It encapsulates a contemporary sense of sophistication, reflecting LYN’s dedication to producing fashion-forward designs marked by meticulous attention to detail. These bags stand as a testament to LYN’s commitment to delivering unique and stylish creations that transcend conventional boundaries.

Enola

Launching this March is the much-anticipated Enola bag. Crafted as the quintessential companion for the modern woman, its sleek half-round design, top zip fastening, and chic chevron embossing harmonize seamlessly with any outfit. Adorned with a sleek metal hardware logo plaque and equipped with an adjustable handle, the Enola marries fashion with functionality in perfect harmony.

Stay updated with LYN through their social media pages on Facebook (@LYNPhilippinesOfficial) and Instagram (@lyn_philippinesofficial).

UNIQLO and UNHCR Launch Joint Charity T-shirt “HOPE AWAY FROM HOME” Collection

Wear UTme! to Support Refugees, Available from February 22

 Global apparel retailer UNIQLO today announces the launch of a charity T-shirt collection featuring winning designs from the 2023 Youth with Refugees Art Contest co-organized with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Items will be available at UNIQLO stores with the UTme! service in 12 markets around the world, including Japan, and the UTme! online store (Japan only), from Thursday, February 22.

The Youth with Refugees Art Contest was established by UNHCR in 2020, creating an opportunity for young people around the world (aged 30 and under) to exhibit their talent and creativity, and to express solidarity with refugees through their art. The contest promotes engagement in refugee issues and offers young refugee artists scope to express themselves and to maximize their potential. In 2023, UNHCR and UNIQLO co-organized the contest, engaging customers around the world to support refugees through the purchase of a special collection of T-shirts.

The theme of the 2023 Youth with Refugees Art Contest was “HOPE AWAY FROM HOME”, emphasizing recognition and inclusion for people who have fled their homes to find hope and rebuild their lives in places they have sought refuge. The artworks help refugees find acceptance and take the next steps, from meeting new friends and having a place to learn, to reuniting with family and finding work. More than 4,000 entries were received from all over the world, and UNIQLO made T-shirts from the five winning designs.

In addition to a direct donation of US$100,000 (approximately 14.7 million JPY) UNIQLO will make to UNHCR, it will also donate US$3 (approximately ¥441) to UNHCR for each purchase of a T-shirt from the collection. UNIQLO will also donate 5,000 T-shirts and 1,000 tote bags from the collection to UNHCR (equivalent to ¥11.94 million, based on the retail value of these items at UNIQLO in Japan. Tote bags are not sold at UNIQLO).1 UNHCR will also sell these items internally at the online UNHCR Visibility Shop2, with all proceeds used for UNHCR’s refugee support activities.

UNIQLO’s Spring/Summer 2024 Collection:Ease into Lightness

Feel light in every way this season, from lifestyle, function, texture, and more.

  UNIQLO sparks the Spring/Summer 2024 season with the launch of its new LifeWear collection. Inspired by the call to “ease into lightness,” the collection circles back to LifeWear’s central ideas of comfort and versatility and updated for the season with new fits featuring a clean and casual style for work and play.

“UNIQLO LifeWear is clothing designed to make everyone’s life better. They are pieces that compliment everyday lifestyles, and with our season theme of Ease Into Lightness, we showcase different key items that are a perfect fit for Filipinos’ different needs, highlighting our products’ quality materials, colors, textures and styles,” says UNIQLO Philippines Chief Operating Officer Geraldine Sia during the UNIQLO 2024 Spring/Summer LifeWear Collection Preview.

UNIQLO’s Spring/Summer 2024 pieces come alive in soft pale tones like ecru and mauve pink. Natural linen and Supima Cotton also feel gentler, as jackets are made more comfortable and T-shirts thinner. All around, it’s a collection that promises lightness in every way, from lifestyle to function to texture.

Starting with lifestyle, the collection serves as the new authentic, where elevated casual meets urban sport casual. Think of sporty items such as Sport Utility Wear and utility pants matched with UNIQLO’s classic casual items such as T-Shirts and Bra Tops for a hybrid yet effortless style.

Next, in terms of function, UNIQLO’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection showcases a clean-work style with functionality, positioned as future traditional. Modern neutral coloring is set to get anyone through anything, even the harshest of seasons, comfortably and in style. This is made possible by the functional materials of Miracle Air, AIRism, UV Protection, DRY-EX, Blocktech – which are waterproof, water repellent, breathable, quick- drying, and more. Go for these popular UNIQLO lines or try the Smart Ankle and other Functional Outerwear with the Super Non-Iron Shirt and Rayon Shirt.

Finally, the collection promises lightness in texture. It’s a vacation-inspired summer casual style using light, high-quality natural materials such as linen and cotton. With pieces like the Pleated Skirt and Sheer Knit (3D Mesh), among others, the collection embodies today’s lightness mindset that allows anyone to travel with ease.

Together with the Spring/Summer 2024 collection, UNIQLO also presents special collaborations for the season. UNIQLO U brings its latest future LifeWear essentials using innovative materials and contemporary silhouettes. Meanwhile, UNIQLO: C delivers sophistication in ease and motion from renowned British designer Clare Waight Keller.

Fans of J.W. Anderson can also look forward to the Northern Irish designer’s newest set of UNIQLO pieces. The latest collection is inspired by fabrics and crafts from the mid-century era for a textured vibe that is clean with a pop of color.

Another favorite UNIQLO collaborator with new pieces is Ines de la Fressange. For the Spring/Summer 2024 season, the French designer’s take on Parisian chic focuses on the stunning southern France landscape, characterized by simplicity and elegance.

 Visit UNIQLO Manila Global Flagship Store from February 9 to February 15 only to also get your suggested Spring / Summer looks with the special store activity named – Color and Style Corner. To know more about this activity, you may read here: FAQ Color and Style Corner

 For more updates, please visit UNIQLO Philippines’ social media accounts, @uniqlo.ph on Facebook, @uniqloph on Twitter, @uniqlophofficial on Instagram and TikTok, and UNIQLO Philippines’ website at uniqlo.com/ph.

 Download the UNIQLO App via Google Play Store or Apple Store, or visit and shop from UNIQLO online store at UNIQLO.com/ph.

 

Indulge in Luxurious Skincare on Valentine’s Day at the Hydra Skin Clinic in SM Aura

Exciting promos for wellness and beauty for the month of February

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. What better way to enjoy the Month of Love than to care for your body and well-being? 

Whether it’s a journey to self-love or a special moment with you and your partner, there will be something perfect at the newly opened Hydra Skin Clinic at SM Aura. Why not set aside a special day this month and enjoy some much-needed care and attention? Hydra has everything you’ll need for a complete rejuvenation from head to toe.

So plan ahead with the following luxurious Valentine’s Day packages designed to celebrate love!

  • Sweet Indulgence Package

Book the Cleopatra Bath for you and your partner and enjoy a free 45 minute Swedish massage plus a glass of champagne for the both of you.

How to Avail: Pay a P2,000 non refundable fee (Deductible from your total bill) to secure a slot from Feb 9-15.

  • Sweetheart Lips Promo 

Kissable lips? Avail our lip fillers and receive a complimentary Perk Lip Hydrafacial to ready yourself for that special date!.

How to Avail: Pay a P1000 non refundable fee (Deductible from your total bill) to secure a slot from Feb 1-15.

  • Intimate Glow Promo

Getting ready for the sheets? Why not try the Gyne Whitening and Gyne Tightening Laser procedures and receive a complimentary Gyne Facial. 

How to Avail: Pay a P1000 non refundable fee to reserve a slot from Feb 1-29. Available every Tuesday to Thursday and Saturdays only.

  • Perfect Together Promo

Ensure that beautiful radiance and avail of any of our Drips! You can enjoy a free Foot Reflexology and Foot Spa treatment from Feb 1-29 when you try this service.

How to Avail: Pay a P500 non refundable fee (Deductible from your total bill) to secure a slot from Feb 1-29. 

  • Me & You Promo

Look and feel like a million bucks! Avail of any of our Facial treatments and get a 20% discount on any of our Facial treatments for your companion/partner.

How to Avail: Pay a 1,000 non refundable fee (Deductible from your total bill) to secure a slot from Feb 1-29.

Explore Hydra’s Luxurious Treatments 

The Hydra Skin Clinic boasts of having the newer model for Ultherapy, the gold standard and the only FDA-approved non-invasive procedure for lifting and tightening skin around your neck and your face which in turn, improves lines and wrinkles. The ultrasound imaging with Ultherapy allows for energy to be delivered precisely to the place where it will benefit you most, leaving a natural-looking result over time.

Adding to their roster of premium offerings is the Total Skin Solution which is a combination of RF micro-needling with a thulium skin resurfacing device and Exosomes that helps regenerate collagen and elastin. Wrinkles and scars can look less noticeable and skin texture can be improved. One of the most popular choices for a comprehensive treatment that yields immediate results is the Hydra Glitz. This treatment combines a blend of the patented hydrafacial technology and Hollywood Spectra, making your skin hydrated and giving it a healthy glow. 

Feeling self-indulgent? Hydra has something exciting in store for you! Inspired by Queen Cleopatra’s love for milk baths, Hydra’s Cleopatra Luxury Bath helps soften skin texture while giving it a brighter glow. The bath is a rich-concoction of milk, honey, flower petals, and dried oranges. It is coupled with a gold hydro jelly mask that rejuvenates your face, leaving it firmer and more radiant.

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Indulge in the Power of Hair Treatments

Hair treatments are also available to help issues of hair fall and thinning hair. Depending on the patient’s needs, the complete hair treatment package includes scalp facials and Keravive boosters, a highly concentrated blend of revitalizing peptides that promotes healthier, thicker, fuller-looking hair, enhanced scalp circulation, and a cleaner, exfoliated, and hydrated scalp and hair follicles.  The combination of PRP + Healite LED light therapy + Exosomes improves blood flow to the hair follicle and increases the thickness of the hair shaft, helping to sustain natural hair growth. The Ultra Grow  treatment on the other hand makes use of a Thulium laser + Healite LED therapy + Exosomes to revitalize your scalp and increase the scalp’s absorption of exosomes that are especially made for hair regeneration.

With all the premium services to choose from, there is sure to be a skin procedure that is perfect for your needs. Let Hydra Skin Clinic treat you and unlock a fresh realm of beauty and confidence. 

Perhaps one of the unique services of Hydra comes in gynecology aesthetics where women can get tightening, whitening, exfoliation, and rejuvenation of their intimate area with the help of the clinic’s resident OB-GYNs. Hydra’s doctors include experts in aesthetic medicine, dermatology, cosmetic surgery, and OB-GYN with a specialization in aesthetics. 

To know more about Hydra’s services, visit the HYDRA Skin Clinic in SM Aura, Taguig City or through social media platforms.

Instagram: hydraskin clinic

Facebook: Hydra Skin Clinic BGC

Tiktok: Hydra Skin Clinic

Get extra protection vs scams with GCash Send Money Protect

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From left: GCash Chief Risk Officer Ingrid Beroña; GCash VP and Group Head for New Businesses Winsley Bangit; and GInsure Head Jay Young.

In a recent study conducted in November 2023, it was revealed that the Philippines has become the epicenter of scams in Southeast Asia. This was a result of the rapid increase in digital finance app users. To protect its customers from fraud, the country’s leading finance superapp, GCash, in collaboration with Chubb, the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company, is now offering customers an added layer of protection through the ‘Send Money Protect’ or ‘SMP’ feature in the GCash app. The SMP feature provides coverage should users become affected by the top three major scams, namely online shopping fraud, social engineering, and account takeover, when they send money via Express Send. For only P30 per month, or P1 a day, customers will be able to send money worry-free to all users for 30 days. 

The partnership, which was inked recently by GCash and New York Stock Exchange-listed Chubb (NYSE: CB), now brings the Philippines’ first and most complete integrated fraud coverage when sending money via a digital wallet. This latest product covers users up to P15,000 in case they get scammed. 

SMP is an optional product that covers all of the users’ Express Send money transfers to all GCash accounts for 30 days. It can be availed by following three easy steps when sending money: first, ensure the Send Money Protect box is checked in the Express Send transaction screen. After which, tap the pop-up screen to confirm, and lastly, proceed to finish the Express Send transaction, which is now protected with SMP.

“Digital transactions have become an essential part of Filipinos’ daily lives. At GCash, we make sure to be relentless in strengthening cybersecurity measures against scammers, fraudsters, and other cyber criminals. With SMP, we allow our users to have an extra layer of protection against threats,” said Winsley Bangit, vice president and group head for New Businesses.

Online shopping is one of the most prevalent scams in this day and age, wherein a user is tricked into making a GCash Express Send money transfer to purchase an item or service online from a third party for personal use. But later on, the victim discovers that the website or trading platform is fraudulent.

More than fake sellers, SMP also covers losses arising from social engineering, wherein scammers attack users by deceiving them into opening emails, instant messages, text messages, and websites from entities or people who are seemingly trusted or known to force users into transferring funds via the GCash Express Send money transfer feature. 

SMP also provides coverage for users who fall victim to account takeovers, wherein a third party gains unauthorized access to a GCash account and then makes unauthorized Express Send money transfers. These are usually the result of phishing, spyware, or malware scams.

“While due diligence is needed in making sure that online transactions are legitimate, we hope this brings more confidence to all knowing that you are covered in case you become a victim of fraud,” added Bangit.

By providing a safety net against unforeseen events, SMP contributes significantly to the financial well-being of users, in line with GCash’s vision of finance for all.

“Rest assured that our customers’ funds and accounts are safe with us, especially as we continue to deploy the latest trust and security technologies. But with SMP, they can choose to have added protection against the most common scams,” said Jay Young, head of GInsure.

For more information, visit https://www.gcash.com

Start the year right with bright, hydrated skin this 2024

The past year kept a lot of skincare enthusiasts on their toes because of the surge of trends like skin cycling or rotating your skincare products, and skin minimalism which involves trimming down your 10-step routine down to 2. Despite these ever-changing trends, the goal remains the same: saying goodbye to dull skin and enlarged pores this 2024.

Fortunately, the road to bright skin has cleared up, thanks to niacinamide. And what better way to start the year right than with the new Hydro Boost Niacinamide Serum—a product that brightens and hydrates the skin and is known to minimize the pores in just 4 to 8 weeks.

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Expanding its well-loved Hydro Boost line, Neutrogena introduces their newest Hydro Boost Niacinamide Serum which brightens, hydrates, and minimizes the pores of one’s skin. With its dermatologist-inspired ingredients that are tested-safe for all skin types and skin tones, this product is a great addition to any skincare routine as it is proven to reveal a clearer-looking, hydrated complexion that visibly evens out the skin tone between 4 to 8 weeks. Other than promoting a clear, healthy glow for the skin, the Hydro Boost Niacinamide Serum also boasts the combination of two powerhouse ingredients: hyaluronic acid and niacinamide.