Thursday, January 28, 2021

Bayanihan for WellBeing invites all families to join the Philippines’ first-ever Filipino Family WellBeing Virtual Conference

 


The Bayanihan for WellBeing Initiative led by Unilab Foundation, Inc., is bringing us the first-ever Filipino Family WellBeing Virtual Conference happening on February 12 and 13.

With the theme “Pagsulong ng Pamilyang Pilipino sa Panahon ng Pagbabago”, the virtual conference is set to open and steer a discussion that offers various perspectives on family wellbeing.

Challenges of the Filipino Family

In 2020, Filipino families went through various challenges brought about by the pandemic and natural calamities, creating drastic changes in family dynamics, such as financial and economic concerns. According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), 73.5% of Filipino households had at least one member of the family experience job loss or workload reduction. This resulted to financial instability, with 85% of households experiencing financial difficulty during the pandemic.

In terms of psychological impact, a study entitled “Psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines (Tee, 2020)” showed that a significant percentage, ranging from 13% to almost 17% of respondents have rated the psychological impact of the pandemic, its effects on depressive symptoms and anxiety levels to be moderate to severe. Meanwhile, the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) noted a significant increase in monthly calls from 80 pre-lockdown to nearly 400 during the quarantine.

Meanwhile, among the unprecedented social concerns that surfaced during the lockdown is families worrying over their children’s education when schools shifted to online, remote, or distance learning. Children who would normally play outside are required to stay within their homes and adults who have shifted to working from home now had to balance household and career responsibilities, according to a 2020 report by the Humanitarian and Social Research Center (INSAMER).

Role of Family Wellbeing

Family wellbeing is central to addressing issues associated with these challenges. The National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE) defines family wellbeing simply as the “safety, health, and financial security of the whole family”, which encompasses both physical and mental health.

The vision of the Bayanihan for WellBeing (BWB) Initiative is for mental health and family wellbeing to be holistic, inclusive, and empowering, targeting particularly families in the Pantawid ng Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to join the discussion. The BWB Collaborative is led by Unilab Foundation, Inc. through its Heads Up PH program with the support of the Philippine Psychiatric Association, Psychological Association of the Philippines, Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association, and Philippine Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Executive Director of Unilab Foundation Lilibeth Aristorenas shared, “Months long after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Filipinos still experience the effects of social confinement, financial disruptions, and burdens of work-life integration. Amplified by different crises in the past year, these stressors continue to debilitate the youth, families, and communities from maximizing their daily life activities. “

“It is in uncertain times like this that mental health and wellbeing must be put at the forefront to address these stresses. Forming healthy familial relationships do not only help the youth cope with the effects of crises but are also essential helping them feel love and security, which impacts their brain development and sense of self and helps them grow up to become confident and resilient individuals,” added Aristorenas.


The 2-day conference will have three sessions that will be delving into different aspects of Filipino family wellbeing, raise awareness on its value and impact on the mental health of the family, which can hopefully build meaningful partnerships and cultivate a culture of family wellbeing promotion.

To kick-off the conference, a panel discussion on the challenges and strengths of the Filipino family during the pandemic will take place on February 12 at 9 AM.

The second session will take place on February 13 at 9 AM and will tackle how to provide a more active role in addressing family wellbeing through a panel discussion as well as activity-based target group sessions.

Lastly, the third session will happen on February 13 at 4 PM featuring a discussion of different types of Filipino families and their stories from young couples and single parents to OFWs to conclude the conference.

The Filipino Family WellBeing Conference is completely free and open to all from medical and health professionals and development workers to educators, parents, and the youth. To join the event, you can register at bit.ly/FFWC2021RegForm and watch the livestream at the Bayanihan for WellBeing Facebook page at facebook.com/BayanihanForWellBeing.

You can also support the event by donating a Bayanihan for WellBeing Resiliency Play Bag, which is composed of: (1) Toys like sipa and kickball, which are intended to help children release tension; (2) Cape and mask which they could design, allowing them to identify their strengths and make them feel like Superheroes; and (3) Writing and coloring sheets to encourage their creativity and help them express their emotions.


For as little as Php250 / $5.00, you can help raise a resilient child by providing them with materials to help them express themselves and develop coping strategies. Donations can be done via bank deposit with the details below:

Unilab Foundation, Inc. – BPI Mandaluyong – Account number 0181-0489-72 (Swift code: BOPIPHM). Please send a photo of your deposit slip to: headsup@unilabfoundation.org.

You may also donate via PayPal at healthierPH@unilabfoundation.org and send a screenshot of your transaction to headsup@unilabfoundation.org.

For suggestions and inquiries on the event including partnership and sponsorship opportunities, you may visit the Bayanihan for WellBeing Facebook page for more details. You may also contact Camille Mendoza at 0917-867-4169 or Jefferson Hilario at 0917-326-2092.



Together, let’s build a mentally healthy Philippines, one family at a time.

Monday, January 25, 2021

More Filipino consumers are eating healthier in the new normal, open to plant-based/meatless food – Herbalife Nutrition survey


MANILA, Philippines, January 26, 2021 – Premier global nutrition company, Herbalife Nutrition, recently released findings from the 2020 Diet Decisions Survey, which revealed that Filipino consumers are eating better. Among those polled, 53% said they have started eating more fruits and vegetables and 43% ate more plant-based food. Among the 11 Asia Pacific markets surveyed, the Philippines also ranked highest (62%) in their openness to plant-based foods/meatless options.

 

The survey, which polled 8,000 consumers in eight Asia Pacific markets, including Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam, also shed light into the motivations behind the consumers’ recent dietary and lifestyle changes, with the aim of inspiring more people to adopt better nutrition and lifestyle habits to improve their overall well-being now and into the future.

 

“These results are a good sign that Filipinos are becoming more mindful about their personal health. Making healthier food choices and becoming more open to plant-based and meatless options and staying physically active — these are great ways to start combating obesity, which has been rising worldwide,” said Dr. Rocio Medina, Vice Chairwoman and Member, Nutrition Advisory Board, Herbalife Nutrition.

 

Dr. Medina spoke about “Reversing Obesity Among Filipinos” during the Virtual Wellness Tour of Herbalife Nutrition Philippines. The monthly event is part of Herbalife Nutrition’s continuing efforts and commitment to raise public awareness on the importance of balanced nutrition and having a healthy active lifestyle.



“Obesity is recognized by leading health organizations, including the American Medical Association and the World Health Organization (WHO), as a chronic disease. It is associated with decreased life expectancy and co-morbidities and requires a long and comprehensive management approach to help people,” Dr. Medina pointed out. She added that the WHO has even declared obesity as the as the largest global health pandemic in adults and is becoming a more serious problem than malnutrition.

 

Citing figures from the Department of Science and Technology - Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI), Dr. Medina said that one of three adults in the Philippines is obese and this trend has been increasing over time. A high prevalence of young adult obesity occurs across the country, with most obese young adults to be found in Luzon.

 

 

Reversing obesity

According to Dr. Medina, there are three factors that can help improve body composition:

o   Increasing one’s intake of high biological value protein, like isolated soy protein, egg white, beef protein, fish, poultry, and whey

o   Decreasing one’s consumption of simple carbohydrates such as white bread, white sugar, and white rice.

o   Increasing one’s physical activity like doing strength training for 2 to 3 times a week and resistance aerobic training for 3 to 4 times a week.

 

She also advised cutting down on added sugars.

 

“Choosing a healthy eating pattern low in added sugars can have important health benefits,” Dr. Medina said.

 

Top motivators for eating healthier

According to the 2020 Diet Decisions Survey, 58% of the Filipino respondents have made a major change to their diet during the pandemic and 89% agreed that they had a specific moment during the pandemic when they realized they needed to change their diet. Among their top motivators include:

o   Their health (82%)

o   Weight loss (51%)

o   More cost-effective (27%)

 

 

Beyond making changes to their diet, 56% also started to exercise more, with consumers in Vietnam, Philippines and Indonesia leading the way.

 

 

Filipino consumers believe they will emerge healthier from the pandemic

According to the survey findings, 77% believe that they would emerge from the pandemic healthier than they were before and 88% claimed they already noticed a positive difference in their health since they changed their diet. Majority (83%) said they plan to keep the dietary changes that they made for a prolonged period of time.

 

To help maintain their new diets in the new normal, Filipino consumers said having the following could help:

o   Easy-to-follow meal plans (62%)

o   Convenient alternatives that don’t take long to make (45%)

o   A health and wellness coach (40%)

 

When it comes to meal plans, Dr. Medina said that a reduced calorie meal plan should be individualized. It should be selected to reflect the person’s personal and cultural preferences.

 

She likewise added that behavior coaching can also make a difference in improving one’s habits.

 

“For many people, targeted behavior coaching, which transforms their eating, exercise, and other habits, known as intensive lifestyle intervention, can make a difference,” Dr. Medina said.

 

Concluding, Dr. Medina underlined the importance of nutrition education.

 

“Having education in an area helps people think, feel, and behave in a way that contributes to their success, and improves not only their personal satisfaction but also their community,” she said.

 

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About Herbalife Nutrition

Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. The Company has been on a mission for nutrition - changing people's lives with great nutrition products and programs - since 1980. Herbalife Nutrition offers high-quality, science-backed products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition Independent Member, and a supportive community that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.

 

Herbalife Nutrition’s targeted nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available through its Independent Members in more than 90 countries.

 

Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation, a non-profit organization that assists community organizations focused on providing good nutrition. Herbalife Nutrition is also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe.

 

Herbalife Nutrition has more than 8,300 employees worldwide. To learn more, visit IAmHerbalife.com.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

World Vision and its Partners continue in their legacy of changing the lives of the most vulnerable children

 


As the Philippines welcomed another year, most Filipinos are anxious to see what the future holds. With everything the country experienced last 2020, a lot of people are doing their best to make the coming year different. Some have decided to make resolutions and pursue new opportunities, but for others, it is to continue the legacy of changing lives.

 

World Vision, together with its partners, continues the mission of helping the most vulnerable children and their communities led by its vision of seeing thousands or even millions of kids reach fullness of life.

 

Through its campaign “A New Year of Firsts”, World Vision invites their sponsors to empower a child by enabling him or her to experience powerful and life-changing moments of firsts such as, for the first time a family could eat until they were full, a village could have clean water, a child could have all she needs to continue going to school, and a child could feel safe and protected.

 

First Bountiful Harvest

 

For 14-year-old Karie, life was a series of hunger and fear of starvation – made worse with the onslaught of COVID-19. Yet, it was during this period that Karie and her family experienced a miracle she never imagined possible. 

 


For the first time ever, she could wake up without worrying if there was enough food to eat. On the contrary, they had enough food to last them through the endless days of lockdown, even after the pandemic stripped the family of their only source of income.

 

With the seeds World Vision provided them and with training in sustainable farming techniques, for the first time, Karie’s backyard was home to a flourishing vegetable garden – a gift that could change her life for good.

 

The Legacy of Firsts

 

World Vision Philippines has been helping children and their families out of poverty worldwide for over 60 years. With child sponsorship, children and their communities receive an opportunity for a better future.

 

“You don’t have to be rich to sponsor a child. All you need is the desire to be a bearer of hope”, shared Mae, a child sponsor through World Vision for 10 years.

 



Child sponsorship is not only making a difference in the lives of World Vision assisted communities, but is also transforming their donors as they experience a series of beautiful firsts with their sponsored children.

 

“We are deeply grateful to all our partners for reaching out to the most vulnerable children. God first loved us so we are able show kindness to others. This year, may we be encouraged to help transform the lives of children and their families through child sponsorship”, said World Vision National Director Rommel V. Fuerte.

 

To know how you can become a child sponsor, visit www.worldvision.org.ph/sponsor-child/.

 

You may also follow /worldvisionph on Facebook and @worldvisionphl on Instagram to know more about World Vision’s work in the Philippines.

 

About World Vision

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

How Poor Sleep Promotes Weight Gain

 


David Heber, M.D., PhD, FACP, FASN;  Chairman, Herbalife Nutrition Institute

While the world is beginning to understand the importance of sleep for our oveall wellbeing, it is often forgotten when we talk about nutrition, exercise, and behavior strategies for achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight and best personal shape. As a physician and Founding Director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, I have studied the importance getting enough good quality sleep for successful weight management and overall health.  While there are many ways to promote getting to sleep, the best quality sleep occurs when the body adjusts naturally to consistent daily timing of meals, exercise, and relaxation. It is also important to practice good sleep hygiene which includes, not eating three hours before bed; shutting down work two hours before bed; and saying goodnight to your screens one hour before bed including smartphones, computers, and other digital devices which emit light into the eyes to throw off your biological clock.

Poor sleep is associated with high blood pressure, a weakened immune system, weight gain, mood swings, paranoia, depression and a higher risk of diabetes, stroke, and dementia. Research also shows that a third of Americans experience periods of insomnia, and one in ten experience three sleepless nights a week for months on end. Sleeplessness not only impacts our health, it is also responsible for an estimated $63 billion in lost productivity every year in the U.S.

Why does sleep matter? When our body clock is thrown off balance, we end up with increased hunger and appetite. Recent epidemiological and laboratory evidence confirm previous findings of an association between sleep loss and increased risk of obesity. When we don’t get enough sleep, our bodies release more ghrelin, a hormone made by the stomach cells that increases appetite. As an example, overnight airplane flights from West to East are particularly disruptive and increased craving and eating in the next day often follows to relieve the fatigue secondary to poor sleep on the airplane. Stress from too little sleep can build up and cause more cortisol, a stress hormone, to enter the blood stream from the adrenal glands leading to fatigue and poor thinking ability. Studies have also shown that higher cortisol levels lead to an increase in abdominal fat deposits.

Sound Advice for Sound Sleep

Now that we understand that good sleep is critical to our mind and body, what are some natural ways to help our body become “sleep ready?” Just like small children thrive on bedtime rituals, so do adults. If you are like the millions of people that go to bed with their cell phone or fall asleep in front of the TV, you may be aware that those practices are poor sleep hygiene.

Eat Smart, Snack Smart: While there is a lot of buzz about intermittent dieting, the facts are based on some long-term sound advice. Stop eating and snacking at least three hours before bedtime. This allows for proper digestion and helps you avoid heartburn that can keep you awake at night.

Stop Working: Not only should you not be working as you prepare for sleep, follow the digital detox rule of no computers or digital readers at least one hour before bedtime– that means TV too!

Make Exercise the Norm: Exercise has numerous critical health benefits – but it also helps your body relax into sleep. The best exercise is during the morning and a great jumpstart to the day.

Take a Sleep Check: A lot of smart watches can now help to monitor sleep functions, heart rates and even let you know when you wake up in middle night– learn how well you are sleeping versus guessing.

De-Stress: Deep breathing, relaxing stretches, mindful meditation – take time to let your mind and body unwind before you try to catch your zzz’s.

Keep on Schedule: While life can often wreak havoc with sleep times, make every effort to go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day. This creates a sleep rhythm that your body will thank you for.

Eat Breakfast: So much has been said about the benefits of breakfast. When you sleep, you’re actually fasting, so when you wake up you need to restore proteins to start your day.

Collectively, nutrition, exercise and sleep promote better health, and while they won’t take away the stressful situations, they can help you better manage stress levels and achieve better overall wellbeing.

 

 

Monday, January 18, 2021

COVID-19 Essentials: What do you need to have at home?


With the various changes brought by the current public health crisis, we all have a list of preventive measures that, for sure, we have memorized by heart, as part of the “new normal.”

Recently, the Department of Health (DOH) makes it even easier for everyone to remember these measures through its "BIDA Solusyon sa COVID-19" campaign. Aiming to encourage Filipinos to take an active role in the fight against the virus, the campaign emphasizes the importance of wearing a mask, frequently sanitizing or washing of hands, observing social distancing, as well as getting information only from valid sources. 

Aside from these measures, Santé, a provider of premier organic health and wellness products and services, noted that it also pays to ensure that you lead and maintain a healthy lifestyle as part of your conscious efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“Experts have been emphasizing the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle. At Santé, we have always been dedicated to encouraging everyone to live more and do more by staying active and ensuring their overall wellness through our products and services. By doing so, we can help ensure that our immune system remains in its tiptop condition, especially amid this public health crisis,” said Joey Marcelo, the chief executive officer of Santé.

As part of this initiative, Santé offers free facemasks, discounts, and other freebies when you purchase its retail products, available in leading drugstores, nationwide. The exciting promos are as follows:

BarleyMax + Free Facemask

    • Buy 1 box of BarleyMax powder and get a hand-woven face mask for FREE
    • Available in leading Mercury Drugstores and Watsons Stores


Calcium Cee + SweetVia, a natural sweetener made from stevia and inulin

·         Buy 1 box of Calcium Cee and get FREE sachets of SweetVia

·         Available in leading Mercury Drugstores and Watsons Stores


BarleyMax Capsule 8+2

    • Buy 10 capsules of BarleyMax for a price of 8, only Php136.00. Save Php34.00!
    • Available in leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide

The next time you visit the grocery and drugstores, make sure to include these organic health and wellness products in your basket. Aside from the big savings, you are also ensuring your family’s overall health and wellbeing.

 

Santé BarleyMax, Calcium Cee, and SweetVia are just some of the retail organic health and wellness products offered by Santé. Known for its flagship, Santé Barley™, the company has also developed a comprehensive selection of everyday barley-based products. They are made, specifically with organic barley grass, as certified by BioGro, New Zealand’s leading organic certification agency.

 

To learn more about Santé, visit its website at santebarley.com.

NPAW 2020 Highlights The Importance of Play Amidst the Time of Pandemic

 

A New Normal. Play can still be done even during the quarantine period.© The Playing Familia


In the face of global pandemic and natural disasters, our daily lives have been put to a standstill and many children have lost access to play. Because of this, a huge part of children’s activity, creativity and learning have come to a pause affecting their holistic development and overall wellbeing. Moreover, some have placed play within the limiting context of “laru-laro lang”. With this, play advocates continuously address the misleading notion and provide the right perspective that play should be given priority as it is considered one of the basic rights of children as stated in Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Supporting the promotion on the right to play, the Philippine Play Coalition (PPC), a network of organizations which Unilab Foundation, Council for the Welfare of Children, World Vision Philippines, Unang Hakbang Foundation, Kythe Foundation, Tukod Foundation and Educo Philippines are actively involved in, has been working to ensure that every child will not miss their experience of play even amidst the time of pandemic.

Amplifying this great cause, the National Play Advocacy Week 2020 was celebrated last November 16 to 22, 2020.  The celebration successfully reached over 10,000 children via offline and online platforms, 300,000 Filipinos through online platforms and engaged 150 partners to participate and conduct play activities.  The Local Government of Iloilo City, Lapu-Lapu City, and Zamboanga City also showed their strong support and eagerly participated in the celebration.



This 2021, Unilab Foundation is continuously strengthening its play advocacy under its program, Bayanihan for WellBeing (BWB), through the distribution of Resiliency Play Bags. These play bags aim to spark hope,
harness creativity, and develop resilience and coping skills among Filipino children, who were not only strained by the presence of the coronavirus outbreak, but were also victims of the recent calamities that struck our nation in the previous year.

A Bayanihan for WellBeing Resiliency Play Bag is composed of the following:

1.   Toys like sipa and kickball, which are intended to help children release tension.

2.   Cape and mask which they could design, allowing them to identify their strengths and make them feel like Superheroes.

3.   Writing and coloring sheets to encourage their creativity and help them express their emotions.

 

As little as Php250 / $5.00 will help warm the heart of a child and build his/her resilience.

Donation can be done via bank deposit through the Bank of Philippine Islands:

Account Name: Unilab Foundation, Inc.

Account Number: 0181-0489-72

Branch: BPI, Mandaluyong

Swift Code: BOPIPHM

or via PayPal at healthierPH@unilabfoundation.org

 

Finally, a screenshot of your donation transaction needs to be sent to headsup@unilabfoundation.org.

 

For more details, you can also visit the Bayanihan for WellBeing Facebook page to support this worthy cause and share the initiative with your loved ones, friends and colleagues.



Let’s continue to make play happen this year. Together, let us nurture resilience and withstand change through the power of play!

 


Thursday, January 14, 2021

Derma Science Hand Sanitizer Gel, our partner to fight disease transmission

 



A new variant of COVID-19 surprised us early this first month of the year. A sure added worry to many as how can we protect ourselves from the virus.

Knowing that diseases can be transmitted through our hands, the search for what’s the best agent can we trust can be another concern. Because we always have to keep our hands clean, we need something to bring along with us. We can’t definitely have a sink, soap and water beside us anywhere we go.  That’s when a handy yet reliable hand sanitizer is what we need for mobile activities.


Here’s the good news! Derma Science hand sanitizer gel was introduced in our country, Friday last week. According to Mr. Romer Estrada, Product Manager of Derma Science, it is the best hand sanitizer available in the Philippines. 
Derma Science Hand Gel addresses our need for effective hand cleansing without sacrificing the moisturizing of our skin.



Supported with the timely discussion about hand sanitizer by derma expert, Dr. Dorris Velasco during the launch, I was enlightened about the wonder of hand sanitizer.

Call it old school but the sure way to keeping our hands clean is through hand-washing with soap and water. Yes, still the best way if it’s available.

According to dermatologist Dr. Doris Velasco, using hand sanitizer gels is the next best thing to hand-washing. That’s a great relief. 


Based from Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, Dr. Velasco mentioned that it is recommended that hand sanitizers should have at least 60% alcohol content in order to destroy the SARS COV-2 lipid protective barrier or coating. However, rubbing high concentration of alcohol on your skin may cause skin dryness or skin irritation because it disrupts the natural protective layer of oil on our skin. Which I really agree with. Even the strong scent of ordinary alcohol hurts my nose badly because of its painful smell.

And it’s the main reason why hand sanitizer gels were created because it contains moisturizers to counter-act skin dryness caused by other products.

Hand sanitizers are also quite handy and easier to carry. You can carry along with you a small bottle in your bag, usually, belt bag for me. I can bring it with me wherever I go.

    Benefits of Sakura Extracts

  •  Helps maintain smooth and supple skin
  •  It has anti-inflammatory properties
  •  Helps prevent uneven skin by limiting melanin production (whitening effect)
  •  Mild and delightful fragrance

Soap and water is still the best combination of hand washing and is still the best hand sanitizing technique. But since we have to go out and leave the house for work or errands, a good hand sanitizer should accompany us.

Key Points To Remember

1. Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol for more effective cleansing in order to kill the microbes or viruses according to the CBC

2. One to 2 drops of hand sanitizer gel are enough to use or until the whole area of your hands from palm to fingers are properly covered and rubbed well.

3. Once properly applied let it dry completely on its own and you are ready to go!

Remember, right choice of hand sanitizer is a great alternative to hand washing if the water and soap tandem is not available. Hand sanitizer can  be a good follow up sanitation and added protection as well. Especially when you are out and has touched some surfaces around you.

Two variants:

  • A 100ml bottle @ Php110
  • Infused with Sakura extracts, has a 
  • Mildly fragrant smell and is perfect for personal use

  • A 490ml bottle @Php320
  • Infused with German chamomile extract
  • Scent-free and is perfect for general use

Both infusions are proven effective and serves the same benefits in helping to retain skin moisture and repair natural skin barriers. They also have anti-aging properties due to their wide array of anti-oxidants as mentioned by Mr. Estrada.

Derma Science Hand Gel also has 70% alcohol content but no colorants and is quick drying, letting you effectively cleanse your hands without that sticky feeling.

It's Paraben-freeDerma Hand Science Hand Gel is also paraben-free. Parabens are preservative substances that are harmful to our health since it contains some carcinogenic properties. Paraben not only produces dry skin, they can disrupt hormone function in women leading to increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive toxicity.

On our experience, since me and my daughter are both using the Derma Science hand sanitizer, we noticed that it really moisturizes our hands after use. We love the scents every time we apply it. Gives us soothing feeling while rubbing the gel on our hands. We love this hand gel.



Will you now use Derma Science hand sanitizer gel if water and soap are absent? We now have a choice to not settle on other products that can harm our skin even our health. Make your choice.


Want your own bottle (or bottles!) of Derma Science Hand Sanitizer Gel?

You can get them at ShopeeLazada or at goodnessandgrains.com!