Women Share The Stories Behind Their Expressions | Clozette
Women are known to be expressive---they smile, they laugh, they cry at every milestone in their lives. However, a recent global study conducted by Pond’s showed that 78% of women hold their facial expressions back due to fear of being stereotyped and fear of their lines and wrinkles being seen in plain sight.

After all, according to Pond's resident skin expert, Dr. Anna Palabyab, "just like the muscles in our bodies, the more often we use them, the bigger and stronger they get! As we get older, we lose elasticity in our skin and wrinkles will from in the areas of the face that we usually use the most. These wrinkles usually form around the eyes, in the forehead, in between the brows, and around the mouth.”

But there's good news! Because with the right kind of prevention, women no longer need to worry about their lines and be able to freely express themselves. The secret lies in using products that have Retinol that stimulates the production of collagen and and retains skin elasticity, making it less prone to lines and wrinkles.

And with this, women everywhere can finally forget the lines and take the time to the share their beautiful stories with each other, living life with their full expressions. 

So scroll down and be inspired by the stories of the Pond's Women as they share their favourite expressions and the stories behind them.

Iza Calzado For Fearless

“The most rewarding thing about being fearless is the transformation I go through when I take myself out of my comfort zone. Being fearless allows me to be anything I want to be and to achieve anything I set my mind to. When I finally achieve my goals, that's when I see the most beautiful version of myself emerge.”

Agoo Bengzon For Fabulous

"Being Fabulous knows no age and no boundaries. It's all about carrying yourself with confidence, knowing what looks good on you, experimenting with different styles, and knowing how to take care of yourself, especially your skin. Being fabulous is the foundation of beauty."

Cheska Kramer For Love

“When I became a wife, I realized even more how much I loved my husband. And when I had children, I discovered that I still had so much love to give, and there's still so much space in my heart. I'm never afraid to show my love for my family, because that is what defines me as a wife and as a mother.”

Apples Aberin For Passion

"I'm very passionate about my family and my work in public relations. I truly believe that I can make a difference in people's lives, that's why I give my all in every kind of endeavor that comes my way. I never do things half-baked. Passion is what drives me to do my best."

Rissa Trillo For Thrill

"Nothing thrills me more than challenging myself, going out of my comfort zone, trying something new, and getting what I want. I'm a perfectionist; failure is not an option. It's my best and worst trait, but this is what pushes me to do even more."

Vanessa Matsunaga For Confidence

"Confidence is the ability to believe in your most beautiful self. I'm able to do that because I know God has a plan for me. I may not be the best at everything, but he's given me everything I need to make a difference and become the most beautiful version of myself."


Ponds Age Miracle products are available in leading supermarkets and department stores in The Philippines. Know more about the products by visiting the Pond’s Institute. Go to www.facebook.com/PondsPhilippines to know the scheduled runs.


Who wants large, unmanageable, and frizzy hair, reminiscent of a lion’s mane? No one, that’s who! And the people over at L'Oréal have heard our hair-prayers because they have just added two new products to their Extraordinary Oil range, dubbed as the “must-have Miracle Hair Oil”.

Extraordinary Oil has transformed the hair of countless women with their precious blend of six flower oils -- Chamomile, Rose, Tiare, Flax, Sunflower, and Lotus -- that won't weigh your hair down. It instantly nourishes, softens, smoothens, protects, strengthens, and radiates brilliant shine, with 100% of women saying their hair feels softer and smoother after just 1 use. With its versatility as a hair mask, heat protectant, and treatment, it has captured the hearts and tamed the hair of women worldwide.

Below are two of their new hair oils for dry/damaged hair or fine hair - completing the collection to cater to every hair type!


L'Oréal Extraordinary Oil Extra Rich (SGD 26.90)

Coarse, dry/damaged hair is one of the most common hair types amongst Singaporean women today. Extraordinary Oil Extra Rich, with its intense formula, is the perfect hair treatment for dry, coarse, and damaged hair. True to the range, it retains its lightweight, non-greasy formula, suitable for daily use. With just one use, you can have soft, intensely nourished, and manageable healthy-looking hair!

L'Oréal Extraordinary Oil Mist (SGD 26.90)

The lightest Extraordinary Oil available - Extraordinary Oil Mist is specifically designed for fine to normal hair. Now in a micro –diffusion oil spray format, it is the first Extraordinary Oil that can be sprayed directly onto the hair. The ultra-lightweight, non-greasy dry oil mist is enriched with lotus flower extract and envelops the hair in an ultra-fine mist, leaving hair looking luxuriously shiny and feeling weightlessly soft, perfect for those who prefer a hands-free hair oil treatment!


L'Oréal Extraordinary Oil Extra Rich is now available at leading drugstores, supermarkets, and selected department stores in Singapore; while the L'Oréal Extraordinary Oil Mist is exclusively available at Watsons Singapore

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If there's one thing that people should know about makeup it's this-- it's powerful. It can enhance your features, make you look like your favourite celebrity (with proper contouring), and of course, it can make you look like the walking dead (in an artsy way). Yup, it's that time of the year again when beauty junkies exchange their pink lipsticks with black ones and their healthy, bronze glow for a pale, almost dead colour. 

Makeup is indeed an art, and here are 4 looks you can sport this Halloween season that proves how powerful makeup really is. 


Cat Halloween Makeup Tutorial

by Hannah Renée

It's not called a cat eye for nothing! In fact, you can literally sport this look this Halloween if you're planning to look like someone from the feline species. A cat, a lioness, or a jaguar maybe? It's up to you. Just start with your usual foundation routine, bronze up the face, add a few eyeshadow contour, and use an eyeliner to draw out your wing, nose, and whiskers! 

Undead Glam Halloween Makeup

by Desi Perkins

If the zombie fever has gotten into you but you don't want to look all-out ugly, try this "undead glam" look instead. It's like your zombie makeup with a beauty junkie past life not willing to give up her glam just yet. For this look you need to look pale, so use a light foundation, and a handful of dark eyeshadow colours. Follow the tutorial's instructions and you're all set! 

Pop Art / Cartoon Zombie 

by Nicole Guerriero

Explore your creative side and opt for something really beyond the usual by trying out this cartoon zombie look! The blue face paint might be  a pain to remove but with a Halloween look like this, you'll surely win that "best costume" contest. For this type of look you need copy a specific cartoon zombie, but don't be afraid to add extra details for a personal touch! 

Grudge School Girl

by fashonista804

For an all-out creepy, haunted, and nightmare look, opt for a cartoon character that really scared you.  A popular choice would have to be that kid from "The Grudge" movie. Be inspired by that and try it out with a twist by adding red contacts, prosthetics, and uber smokey eyeshadow. Add your school girl clothes and then get in character! 


Which Halloween makeup look are you planning to try?

Let us know in the comments below!