By Mylene Santos
A vlogger’s work describing Filipinas’ obsession to have a fairer, whiter skin flooded the internet recently. In the said video, vlogger Mike Grogan, admired Filipinas’ brown skin but was surprised by how much they want instead to have a whiter skin.
Many, especially those gifted with white skin, cannot understand Filipinas’ obsession to have a whiter skin. Skin whitening products have in fact found a huge market here, with several new products entering the market year after year that consumers have difficulty choosing which brand to use.
While the desire to have a fairer, whiter skin is harmless, choosing the right product would be wise. Product testimonials on how ‘fast’ their skin became fairer should not be enough. Having an almost ‘instant’ whiter skin should not be the criteria, but ‘how effective’ and ‘how safe’ a skin whitening product should be. On top of this is the integrity of the manufacturer. Run-of-the-mill companies manufacturing these products may just be in for a quick profit, but a company that is built in years of integrity care more for their consumers.
Know your skin whitening product. A few may work well in short term but are harmful to long-term health of your skin. Your products may carry harmful ingredient like mercury, a toxic chemical that has been banned as ingredient in skin whitening products. Yet, despite the ban, many run-of-the-mill manufacturers use it on a dangerously elevated level, giving your skin fast-acting bleaching effects while exposing your skin and body to adverse side effects and health concerns. Many of these products are cheap and affordable but long-term use can cause skin discoloration, malfunction of the nervous system and the kidney, and increased risk of cancer.
Mercury is easily absorbed into the body but is not easily removed. World Health Organization reported that exposure to mercury can also cause depression.
Why risk exposure to mercury and other toxic ingredients when you have a trusted brand of high quality?
New Placenta by Psalmstre is a home-grown brand that has been in the market for more than 20 years. From its inception to its launch, through years of developing its winning formulation to have included Bio-Placenta® combined with Aloe Vera, Papaya Extract, Vitamin E, Virgin Coconut Oil, and other natural active ingredients, New Placenta has established its name among Filipino consumers as a high-quality skin whitening soap that is safe and effective for regular use.
In fact, New Placenta has penetrated the Middle East market, specifically Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Dubai, known markets with the strictest quality control. New Placenta’s global consumers now include Middle Eastern women, aside from millions of Overseas Filipino Workers living and working in said region.
Completing women’s regimen to have a whiter skin, Psalmstre’s New Placenta has two soap variants – Classic and with Goat’s Milk, plus lotion, and day and night cream. Use of the combination of these New Placenta products is recommended for restoring skin vitality and maintenance of skin health.
Don’t be easily deceived. Know your product, know your manufacturer, and foremost, know what your skin truly deserves – a whiter, fairer, glowing skin without blemishes, a brand promise of Psalmstre’s New Placenta that it has been delivering for more than a decade.
For more information on Psalmstre’s New Placenta product line, or for distributorship inquiries, call Psalmstre Enterprises, Inc. Manila office at 715-2500 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com.