Yesterday, I was invited to SkinStation’s Press Conference and Flagship Branch Opening in SM Megamall. The event was 10 in the morning and since I’ll be coming all the way from the south, I left our house super early, around 8, I think. I was so afraid that I would be stuck in traffic and that it would mess up my entire schedule for the day. Surprise, surprise! The roads were almost empty and the traffic was so smooth. I arrived even before the mall actually opened. Thank goodness for Starbucks and other coffee shops that have early opening hour.

Like I said, yesterday was a very special day for the SkinStation Team as it marked the company’s 10th anniversary. How best to celebrate it than with the opening of another branch, right? And it’s not just any branch, mind you. It’s their 20th branch in the country and is the biggest to date with 12 luxurious, private treatment rooms!

The intimate press conference was attended by Ms. Patricia Fernandez, SkinStation brand ambassador/2008 Bb. Pilipinas-International and of course, Mr. Fred C. Reyes, SkinStation Chairman & CEO.

A bit of a company background. “SkinStation, formerly known as Godiva Skin Station,  is a skin care company that utilizes science to give you the best value in skin and body solutions. The latest in cutting-edge technology are available at SkinStation and our discerning clientele get to enjoy the latest in skin care innovations through our treatment procedures, from slimming to anti-aging, whitening and firming, to our highly popular diode laser hair removal treatment, all at affordable prices and with guaranteed results.”

“As a professional line, DERMAX uses only the best, the latest and the safest ingredients at clinical strength, definitely at par with the world’s best skin care products. Before, we had cost limitations to contend with when formulating mass-market products. Now, with DERMAX, we have no such cost constraints as our only aim is to delight our customers,” declares Fred Reyes.

My brother actually got to try one of SkinStation’s anti-acne product called AcneX Exfoliant Soap (Read review HERE). You remember my brother, right? Anyway. It’s one of the things that helped him control his breakouts caused by puberty.

Dermax Sunblocks are very interesting products. We all hate how icky sunblocks can be – well, I don’t know about you but it’s the last thing I want to worry about when I go to series of events and functions. What Dermax did was to hone all the benefits of heavy sunblocks and created a lightweight version of it. What’s even more amusing is their “water burst” effect. The sunblock comes out of the container in a cream form but when you spread it, it becomes watery. I can’t wait to write a review on this!

We got to test the different types of sunblocks during the press conference and the UV Baby would have to be my favorite. It’s light and soft on the skin. It has this subtle baby powder scent and it makes my skin smooth after application. I’m guessing this would be a good makeup primer. The other one, UV Active, has higher SPF content – perfect for those with active lifestyle. It has a distinct citrus smell, too.

After the private press conference, we were asked to go to the SkinStation branch proper for the blessing and ribbon-cutting. I got the chance to see the place and their rooms. Here, I’ll take you on a virtual tour. 🙂

Overall design of SkinStation branches is tasteful and minimalist to promote relaxation, soothe the senses and calm the mind. It has individual treatment rooms for utmost privacy, which our discriminating clientele require. Courteous and friendly front desk personnel receive clients at the reception area. Doctors are available for consultation and doctor’s services. Aestheticians are well-trained and have years of experience in providing the best service every client deserves.

Aside from state-of-the art equipment, SkinStation offers DERMAX, their exclusive professional skin care product line. DERMAX is formulated by SkinStation founder and CEO Fred Reyes, an award-wining chemist, recipient of the 2008 Achievement Award conferred by the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies, and 2011 Outstanding Professional Award in Chemistry from the Professional Regulations Commission.

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