SUNEKOS: Dermal Biorejuvenation

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This post is bilingual. For Romanian scroll down. // Acest post este bilingv. Veti gasi varianta in limba romana dupa cea in limba engleza.

Let me start by sharing a little secret. I dislike creams, oils, facial treatments. 1) They can be time consuming, 2) they require proper shaving (something I rarely do, as I only shave every other week), and 3) I hate the greasy feeling they leave on the skin. However, about two years ago I had an experience that made me understand their necessity and discover their benefits. In the summer of 2014 I travelled a lot. Bucharest-Prague-Amsterdam-Cincinnati-New York. Frequent climate changes, temperature shifts, and most important, different types of water used to clean my skin resulted in a severe seborrheic dermatitis. My face was literally falling off. I remember I got back from NY genuinely concerned, so I started asking around. Luckily my friends knew a cosmetician who made wonders with their skin. I braced myself and made an appointment. To this day, I wholeheartedly recommend Mia Dobre—she prescribed me treatment and a product range that I still use today.

That was a bit of an introduction into my relationship with cosmetics. So, although my opinion on these types of products/treatments has changed, I wouldn’t say I’m an avid consumer. I use a moisturizing cream every night, a day cream, and, once a week, I put on a facial mask to help with the dehydration, but that’s pretty much all. A few days ago I got an email from Andreea Filip inviting me to try out a new biorejuvenation treatment, which is supposed to work excellent on both men and women. The treatment is called SUNEKOS® 200, is the result of more than five years of research done by the Pharmaceutics Laboratories Professional in Milano, was launched at the beginning of the year in Italy, and is now made available in clinics in Romania.

Before confirming my participation I made a quick research and I found out that the treatment is based on hyaluronic acid. I may have made peace with creams, but injecting hyaluronic acid in my face was still a big no no for me. Nevertheless, I went to Dermaceutica to meet doctor Monica Darmanescu hoping to get more info. This was my first visit at an esthetician and, to my surprise, it was nothing like I imagined it.

First, there was no one advocating for the necessity—or utility—of invasive esthetic interventions. To the contrary, both the doctor and the ART marketing manager emphasized that these types of procedures require intensive research beforehand (from the patient of course) and that they always need to be done with measure. Also, it’s important that the doctor does not blindly obey the client, but he/she informs the client so that together they decide on the best course of action.

Second, I found out something extremely interesting about the hyaluronic acid. There are two types. The first one is used for fillers (the type I knew of), while the second one—the low molecular weight hyaluronic acid—is the one responsible for the reactivation of dermal regenerative processes leading to improve skin structure and function (this is the core of the SUNEKOS® 200 treatment).

Third, I was pleasantly surprised to hear of the global tendency to encourage natural beauty. I am totally against people who opt to plasticize their faces with endless interventions or surgeries. I believe we should age gracefully, accept our wrinkles, accept the fact that we cannot always look like we did when we were 20, and embrace the different stages of our beauty. That said, no one says we shouldn’t be open or search for ways to preserve our beauty. SUNEKOS® 200 is such a way. The low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, combined with six colagen and elastyn type amino acids, promises to generate visible effects from the very first session.

Before I finish I want to touch upon a taboo subject and debunk the myth of personal care for men. There’s this popular belief (especially in Romania) that men should not take care of themselves. They shouldn’t touch cosmetics, they shouldn’t see a specialist in case of dermatitis or acne, and the sad truth is that there are so many Romanians who would rather hide and suffer at home than go seek professional help. It’s of utmost importance to understand that we all—both men and women—need to take care of our skin.

As you’ve probably figured out, I am against aggressive interventions that change one’s appearance. However, I am more than open to try (of course after careful consideration) any treatment that promises to benefit the skin. I was convinced by SUNEKOS® 200, so I’ve already made an appointment to try it out. Check back the #WeAreFabulous blog to see how that went. ;)

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Voi incepe prin a va spune un mic secret. Urasc cremele, uleiurile, tratamentele cosmetice. 1) Sunt oarecum time consuming, 2) Necesita sa ma rad foarte bine inainte (lucru pe care eu nu-l fac, avand in vedere ca ma rad cam o data la 2 saptamani), si 3) Urasc senzatia de incarcare, de uleios, de gras pe care acestea o dau in momentul aplicarii pe piele. Cu toate astea, acum vreo doi ani am avut parte de o experienta care m-a facut sa le inteleg utilitatea, necesitatea chiar, si sa le apreciez. In vara lui 2014 am calatorit foarte mult, Bucuresti-Praga-Amsterdam-Cincinnati-New York. Schimbari frecvente de clima, de temperatura, si, poate cel mai important, de apa, mi-au cauzat o dermatita seboreica severa. Pur si simplu mi se cojea fata. M-am intors in tara de-a dreptul ingrijorat. Am auzit de la prietenele mele de o cosmeticiana care a facut minuni in cazul lor asa ca mi-am luat inima in dinti si mi-am facut si eu o programare. Pana in ziua de azi, o recomand cu incredere pe d-na Mia Dobre. Aceasta mi-a prescris un tratament pe care il urmez cu sfintenie si acum.

Desi parerea mea despre acest tip de produse/tratamente s-a schimbat, nu am devenit nicidecum un impatimit. Am o crema hidratanta cu care ma dau in fiecare seara, folosesc o crema de zi tot asa, destul de regulat, imi pun o masca hidratanta o data pe saptamana, dar cam asta e tot. Acum cateva zile insa am primit un email de la Andreea Filip care ma invita sa incerc un tratament revolutionar de biorejuvenare faciala care promitea sa dea rezultate excelente atat pentru barbati, cat si pentru femei. Tratamentul se numeste SUNEKOS® 200, este rezultatul a peste 5 ani de cercetare a Laboratoarelor Farmaceutice Professional Dietetics din Milan, a fost lansat la inceputul anului in Italia, iar incepand cu luna mai este disponibil in clinicile din Romania.

Inainte de a participa la eveniment am facut un mic research si am aflat ca este pe baza de acid hialuronic, lucru care m-a facut destul de sceptic. Oi fi cazut eu la pace cu cremele, dar injectarea de acid hialuronic in fata este in continuare un mare no no pentru mine. Cu toate astea, am acceptat invitatia si m-am prezentat la clinica d-nei doctor Monica Darmanescu, la Dermaceutica, mai mult din curiozitate. Voiam sa aflu mai multe informatii. A fost prima mea vizita in cabinetul unui medic estetician si a decurs total diferit de cum mi-as fi imaginat.

In primul rand, nimeni nu a advocat pentru necesitatea sau utilitatea interventilor estetice invazive. Ba din contra, atat d-na doctor, cat si Marketing Managerul ART au insistat ca acestea trebuie facute doar dupa o documentare minutioasa si intotdeauna cu masura. De asemenea, au subliniat ca este extrem de important ca doctorul sa nu asculte orbeste cerintele clientului, ci sa-l sfatuiasca pentru ca impreuna sa aleaga cea mai buna solutie.

In al doilea rand, am aflat ceva foarte interesant despre acidul hialuronic. Exista doua tipuri. Primul este cel de se foloseste pentru marirea buzelor sau pentru fillere (cel de care stiam), pe cand cel de-al doilea este acidul hialuronic sub forma libera, care induce o hidratare puternica la nivelul profund al pielii si stimuleaza vitalitatea celulara (cel care sta la baza tratamentului SUNEKOS® 200).

In al treilea rand, am fost placut surprins sa aud ca tendinta mondiala este de a incuraja frumusetea naturala. Atat femeile, cat si barbatii, trebuie sa imbatraneasca natural. Este OK sa avem un rid, doua. Este in natura fireasca a evolutiei umane. Fetele acelea gumate, trase, lipsite de expresie sunt atat de dizgratioase, incat nu imi pot inchipui cine le-ar prefera unor fete naturale (chiar daca usor ridate). Cu toate acestea insa, nu zice nimeni ca nu putem cauta remedii (slava domnului avem din ce in ce mai multe optiuni) care sa ne ajute sa ne conservam frumusetea, tineretea tenului pentru un timp indelungat. Exact asta promite sa faca SUNEKOS® 200. Avand la baza acid hialuronic sub forma libera, in asociere cu un complex de 6 aminoacizi, rezultatele tratementului ar trebui sa fie vizibile inca de la prima sedinta: un ten mai stralucitor, elastic, perfect hidratat, cu un aspect mai dens; de asemenea ridurile fine se vor estompa vizibil.

In incheiere vreau sa adresez un subiect oarecum tabu: ingrijirea personala la barbati. Exista acest mit cum ca barbatii nu ar trebui sa-si faca tratamente dermatologice/estetice. Si daca se confrunta cu acnee severa, dermatita, arsuri solare, etc., foarte multi barbati prefera sa stea sa sufere in tacere, ascunsi in confortul propriului camin decat sa apeleze la ajutor de specialitate. E ca si cum nu ai trata o masea cariata. Pielea, la fel ca dantura, nu tine neaparat cont de sex. Este foarte important sa intelegem ca atat barbatii, cat si femeile au nevoie de ingrijire si intretinere corporala/faciala. Nu militez si n-am militat niciodata pentru interventiile estetice (gen silicoane, rinoplastii, etc.), dar consider ca e de datoria noastra sa avem grija de noi si mai ales de pielea noastra.

Acestea fiind zise, imi voi face o programare la d-na doctor pentru a incerca acest tratament si revin cu un update. ;)

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Photos: © Magda Gheorghe Photography

Dreamers & Lovers: Happy #Molecule6!

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They were dreamers. But not regular dreamers. They were courageous dreamers who had the inner power to fight and succeed. Six years ago they started writing a fabulous story called Dreamers & Lovers. You figured it out—it’s a biography. They are the Dreamers. They found their way, they found their place, but most important, they found their Lovers. Together they’re not afraid to dream their lives away.

Last night, at the #molecule6 party, we were all invited to celebrate the accomplishment of their dream. It was more than a celebration, it was an invitation, an invitation to dream their dream. And what a beautiful dream that was. We’ve entered a world full of love, beauty, empowerment, courage, stand out achievements—we entered the Molecule-F world.

For six years, Mirela Bucovicean, Cerina Ratiu, and the Molecules have taught us how to #proudlywearromaniandesigners. For six years, they represent the epitome of Romanian fashion. For six years, they have dreamt and saw their dreams come to life. For six years, they have spread their love and made our world a better world. Happy anniversary, dear Molecule-F! May you never be afraid to dream. And to dream big. Success only comes to those who dream and live to make their dreams come true.

For this event, I wore two of my favourite Romanian brands, Mihaela Glavan and Skin Deep. Proudly wear Romanian designers, Fabulous People! Remember, #WeAreFabulous

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I AM WEARING: “O. My Love” T-Shirt – SkinDeep x Ovidiu Muresanu; Pants – Zara; Shoes – Mihaela Glavan; Wristwatch – Casio; Charms – Malvenski

C&A AW16 Launch: Nature’s Elements

Last week, at the launch of its AW16 collection, C&A gave us a glimpse of what fashion to wear this upcoming fall. Kid you not, this summer won’t last forever and we better be prepared ;) .

Believing that nature should be part of everyday life, C&A created Nature’s Elements, a collection filled with autumnal textures, with rich boucles and felted fabrics taking center stage. Using the great outdoors as inspiration, the clothes are made out of organic textures and delicate feminine detailing, while the colour direction is marked by the changing seasons—autumnal tones shift to icy pastels, with later deliveries in dark and dramatic winter shades.

For me, the standout looks are those in picture #1 below: the floral maxi skirt and browm overalls, both bohemian inspired, with strong roots in rural romanticism. There also a complementary line of amazing accessories (very delicate cuffs and statement rings), which pleasantly impressed me. Oh, not to mention the setting—it was stunning. Kudos to Emanuel Iuhas for the great work. I was instantly transpose into your fairytale forest, Emanuel.

Maybe it’s a bit early to ask this question, but what is it that gets you excited when you think about your fall wardrobe? For me, it’s always the wrapping jackets that are warm and fluffy.

Ok ok, let’s get to the present now. We still have a full summer ahead of us and we need t make it fabulous. It’s another #SummerOnMyMind, Fabulous People! Remember, #WeAreFabulous

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Photos: © Magda Gheorghe Photography

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