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SPA Ingredients: Advocating everything natural

Eyeing to offer natural and organic products to spas and other wellness facilities, as well as to the general public, SPA Ingredients was established in April 2007.

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SPA Ingredients was established in April 2007, eyeing to offer natural and organic products to spas and other wellness facilities, as well as to the general public.

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Back to basics“We are advocates of organic and all natural skin care products because we believe that nothing beats nature when it comes to taking care of your skin,” said Issa Sarza of SPA Ingredients. As such, “we are steadfast in using only the best ingredients that Mother Earth can offer, and we are committed in giving each of our clients the best personalized service that will be well suited for their needs.”

It helps, of course, that all “our products are proudly Filipino-made, and we highly support our local produce such as Virgin Coconut Oil and Gugo.”

SPA Ingredients advocates the use of organic and natural skin care products after noticing that many spas out there are using products that contain synthetic ingredients that are unhealthy for the body.

A good example of a harmful ingredient is mineral oil, which is actually a byproduct of petroleum. Since it is not natural, mineral oil is not absorbed by the skin and can cause allergies. This could explain the greasy feeling after a massage using mineral oil.

“There are spas that use massage oils that has mineral oil as base either because they do not know that it is harmful, or they do not know any alternatives,” Sarza said. “We saw this as an opportunity to educate spa owners about the benefits of using natural products, the importance of which is to provide a real wellness experience to their customers. We want them to know that there is an alternative to popular commercially available products.”

Admittedly, being all-natural and organic, SPA Ingredients’ products are slightly more expensive than commercial products, which is somewhat of a challenge, since “it is quite a challenge to make potential clients realize that what we are offering is a worthy investment because their clients will be happy with the products that are being used on them (massage oils and scrubs, et cetera) and in turn will make these clients come back for more.”

The solution for SPA Ingredients is in education.

All natural“It’s a continuous challenge to educate the market about the benefits of using locally-made, all-natural and organic skin care products. To make our clients fully understand its importance, we make sure that we meet our clients to personally explain and elaborate the use and benefits of each product and variant. We provide them with materials to make them aware of the advantages and how they can use these advantages to get ahead of their competitors,” Sarza said.

SPA Ingredients currently offers Glutathione products, such as the Organic Glutathione Bath Soaps (which comes in four different variants namely Glutathione Plain, Glutathione and Papaya, Glutathione and Sweet Pea, and Glutathione and Oatmeal), Glutathione Face and Body Wash, Glutathione Skin Milk Lotion, and Glutathione Face Cream – all of them made with plant-derived Glutathione, so that they are naturally effective and safe for the all skin types.

Another unique product being offered is the Gugo Shampoo, which is made with real Gugo Barks, Gugo extract and Virgin Coconut Oil. Gugo, as Filipinos may know, has a natural property to increase hair volume.

But SPA Ingredients also believes in customizing solutions as needed. “We also believe that the best services we give to our clients are the customization of products according to their specifications and needs; and our unique personal treatment to each client,” Sarza said.

In the future, SPA Ingredients aims to offer full consulting to spa owners and to those planning to open a spa. “We’d like to help them not just in terms of providing premium products but in other areas of the business as well,” Sarza ended.

For more information on SPA Ingredients, call (+632) 8626343, SMS/call (+63) 9285249196 or (+63) 9228451585, or visit www.spaingredients.info.

A registered nurse, “Ching” – as many fondly call Rachelle Grace – believes that a holistic approach to health and wellness is what everyone should aim for. She is, therefore, always on the lookout for what could help achieve this. And yes, she shares them openly, believing “knowledge about what works won’t be much use if it’s not known by as many as possible”.

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AXA PH volunteers join forces for good

In the Philippines, the volunteer activities kicked off with two simultaneous events: a meal packing session for the benefit of Rise Against Hunger Philippines, and solar light building in partnership with Liter of Light.

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Annually, insurance company AXA organizes one full week dedicated to sustainability. The AXA Week for Good, the highlight of the purpose-led company’s year-long corporate responsibility activities, aims to celebrate the ability of AXA employees to take positive action by offering their time and skills to support our two sustainability pillars: climate change & biodiversity and inclusive protection.

In the Philippines, the volunteer activities kicked off with two simultaneous events: a meal packing session for the benefit of Rise Against Hunger Philippines, and solar light building in partnership with Liter of Light. Rise Against Hunger is an organization committed to ending hunger and malnutrition, while Liter of Light is a global non-profit organization that provides sustainable and affordable lights to people with limited or no access to electricity.

Employees also volunteered for Rise Against Hunger’s mobile soup kitchen activity in communities around Taguig. These soup kitchens serve Filipinos that are especially in need of nutrition, including pregnant mothers, the elderly, and children.

Through the combined efforts of these activities, volunteers were able to pack a total of 5,400 meals, assemble 250 solar lamps, and feed 1,500 children.

The company also organized a blood donation drive, which served as their response to the current blood shortage in the country due to the ongoing pandemic. A total of 44 bags of blood were collected from this initiative.

AXA Philippines employees also participated in mangrove planting activities held in Batangas and La Union, with volunteers working together to plant a total of 550 mangrove seedlings to help maintain the ecological health of the area.

In addition to the multitude of activities arranged by AXA entities locally, the Paris-based AXA Group also organizes a ‘Global Challenge’ with all members of its volunteer program, AXA Hearts in Action.

AXA entities worldwide celebrated Week for Good via special activities in partnership with The Good Planet Foundation. These include climate- and biodiversity-themed workshops that help raise employees’ awareness on climate change issues.

In the Philippines, employees volunteered at the Rise Against Hunger Good Food Farm to learn about sustainable agriculture practices and help harvest produce from vegetable and fruit gardens. Volunteers harvested 35kg worth of vegetables with the local farmers, which will be used in meals for the adopted communities of AXA Philippines and Rise Against Hunger.

“AXA has always been committed towards leaving a positive impact on the planet, which is why we are glad that we are able to once again gather together as a team to participate in our sustainability efforts as we celebrate Week for Good. We take pride in our employees’ passion and enthusiasm in dedicating their time and skills to do good for society and for the environment,” said Gael Lapie, CEO In-Charge and Chief Financial Officer of AXA Philippines.

To know more about AXA Week for Good, visit https://www.axa.com/en/about-us/community-corporate-responsibility-week.

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AXA PH supports marine environmental education through Emma by AXA

For every AXA Philippines customer who will sign up, pay their premium for the first time, or do top-ups on Emma by AXA through the app or website from July 25 to August 31, AXA Philippines will donate ocean education storybooks to the children of Oceanus’ partner local communities through AXA Hearts in Action, AXA’s volunteer program. Customers who successfully register to Emma by AXA will also receive an electronic certificate to commemorate their donation.

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AXA has long been guided by its sustainability pillars centered around climate change and biodiversity, as well as inclusive protection. In the Philippines, the company has partnered with numerous groups and causes that share the same advocacy. This August, AXA Philippines is partnering with Oceanus Conservation, a science-based non-profit environmental organization focusing on the conservation and restoration of blue carbon habitats in the Philippines, to promote ocean literacy to Filipino children.

Being an archipelago, the Philippines has a rich biodiversity. However, access to marine environmental education remains limited around the country. Oceanus aims to invest in the future of Filipinos through marine environmental education in local communities and marine-field programs that promote better appreciation of the country’s marine life. Recently, they launched their second educational children’s storybook, “Ocean Adventures with Cory,” that shines a light on the impact of climate change on coral reefs.

For every AXA Philippines customer who will sign up, pay their premium for the first time, or do top-ups on Emma by AXA through the app or website from July 25 to August 31, AXA Philippines will donate ocean education storybooks to the children of Oceanus’ partner local communities through AXA Hearts in Action, AXA’s volunteer program. Customers who successfully register to Emma by AXA will also receive an electronic certificate to commemorate their donation.

“As a company that is committed to sustainability, we always seek new ways to do our part in protecting the environment. Through this partnership, we hope to promote ocean education, make ocean literacy more accessible, and inspire the future generations to help protect our oceans,” shared Nandy Villar, AXA Philippines Chief Customer Officer.

Through Emma by AXA and AXA Hearts in Action, AXA Philippines aims to be an avenue that supports relevant social causes. Recently, they also had the “Adopt a Mangrove Seedling” program wherein mangroves were planted on behalf of customers. The company also organized a bayanihan drive in partnership with Cropital, a program that directly support local farmers, wherein AXA Philippines purchased rice from Cropital farmers and donated these to beneficiary communities.

Emma by AXA allows safe and convenient in-app transactions for AXA customers such as checking of policy information real-time and hassle-free filing of hospitalization and motor claims. Non-AXA customers can also get free 24/7 access to emergency services such as roadside, medical, fire, and police assistance. The app also allows users to contact their loved ones in case of emergencies quickly, letting them list up to three emergency contacts on the app.

Moreover, AXA customers can easily accomplish other essential transactions on the app, such as accessing their ePolicy, avail medical teleconsultation, and access their Global Health Access or Health Care Access eCard.

Emma by AXA can be downloaded on the Google Play or App Store. It can also be accessed via web. For more information, visit axa.com.ph/emma.

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3 Vital purposes why there is a need to have a go-to medical shop

Medical Depot, a long-time medical supplier and among the reliable go-to medical shops in the Philippines, contributes to bridging this healthcare accessibility gap and consumer demand in many parts of the country by aggressively expanding its touchpoints to reach hundreds of thousands of Filipinos.

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To address healthcare inequities and ever-changing public health demands, the attainability of medical equipment is necessary.

World Health Organization specified that access to high-quality, fairly priced, and appropriate healthcare products are critical – for universal health coverage, medical emergencies, and promoting healthier populations.

With this global concern, go-to medical shops exist to help communities around the world. These are retail shops offering a wide array of healthcare products, medical equipment, and supplies. Below are three vital purposes why there is a need to have a go-to medical shop.

Bridging the Medical Equipment Accessibility Gap and Demand

Amid the pandemic, a significant problem the world faces are the inaccessibility and shortage of healthcare product needs.

This issue will expect to rise in the next five years as “the medical devices market in the Philippines is currently in Growth Stage, with an increase in number of hospitals, high prevalence of chronic diseases, rising instances of heart and kidney failures…” (Ken Research, 2022) which means medical equipment is not only critical to modern healthcare today but will be even more critical in the future.

Medical Depot, a long-time medical supplier and among the reliable go-to medical shops in the Philippines, contributes to bridging this healthcare accessibility gap and consumer demand in many parts of the country by aggressively expanding its touchpoints to reach hundreds of thousands of Filipinos with a wide variety of medical needs from pharmaceutical, medical supplies, COVID-19 related products to hospital equipment that other prominent players in the medical industry do not offer.

Access to High Quality and Affordable Medicines

With the health and lives of millions at stake, the medical industry continues to evolve with innovations and products fit for the community. Having go-to medical shops in the country can ensure the public an access to high quality and affordable medicines, supplies, and equipment that can cater to their needs boost the health of the Filipinos.

“The end goal is for patients to receive the best available and affordable treatment for their illnesses.” (Harsono, Ng, 2018) With reliable and trusted medical shops available in the market today, there is more options for Filipinos to gain quality and affordable medicines that they need for everyday life.

Contributes to the Community

When enough medical supplies are accessible and near community medical facilities, it can address many of the community’s health concerns.

Through a go-to medical shop, local public and private clinics and hospitals can easily obtain affordable medical equipment that are needed to help them fulfill their healthcare and medical duties. Also, convenient reach and access of pharmaceutical products and medical equipment can boost community confidence in accepting healthcare treatments, which is foundational to improving healthcare outcomes (NRC Health, 2019).

While life may have slowed down during the pandemic, businesses have had to pivot fast to serve their customers.

This inspired Medical Depot in 2021 to pursue its e-commerce platform that help redesign the way they serve their customers and the local community. Easy access to online medical supplies, products, and equipment can help many Filipinos all over the country. To date, the company offers its solutions and products to the public through their e-commerce platform and 40 branches nationwide.

 To learn more about what they offer and the latest updates, visit the Medical Depot PH website or their Facebook page.

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