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a LITERARY thought..

I’m left here on my desk with nothing to do…

Now all these whitening products had left me wondering too..

Why did the Japanese think of this, knowing how white and fair their complexion is..

They came up with all these list, now it became much kind of a gist..


It’s like a disease hitting all throughout the world, 

Stereotyping that’s now all curled,

Women trying to get all white,

To blend in, just to be in sight..


Now i gotta end this, now i gotta go..

Issues with complexion, i’ve finally out grown..

Looking forward to whatever it may lead to,

Evolving products, i’ll see it through..


aboutus_headerMosbeau is created for the perfection of skin whitening, customized for Asian Skin.  Offered and made in Japan, all Mosbeu products are developed from high quality, proven safe and effective ingredients in Japan like Placental Protein, Collagen, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Vitamin C and Glutathione.

Used by famous Asian celebrities, the Philippines can now experience not only high-end skin whitening; but also the same professional anti-aging, shaping and wellness pampering.  With more than 20 years of experience and expertise in providing exceptional skin whitening for Asian skin, only Mosbeau gives the most promising and fastest whitening effect, beyond anyones expectation.  Mosbeau’s Beauty and Wellness line is ones ticket to being stunningly beautiful.

the DANGER of mercury

As I entered the office today, I overheard a couple of our product specialists buzzing about this local skin whitening product.  At first I thought it was just another typical story of how effective it was or the price of it or you know, more of the advantages of the product.  However, it was a bit more interesting than what I expected.  my colleagues started it out as a blind item saying “have you heard of this popular brand that claims how effective their product is, and instead makes use of mercury and deceives their customers?  It is being endorsed now by a famous local actress and you can even see the adds in all TV networks and billboards elsewhere”.  As we entered the rooms, they mentioned that this product does not actually whiten, instead contains ammoniated mercury which harms the skin rather than improves human skin.  This is when I thought of sharing in a new article on how dangerous mercury is to human skin.

Below is a few data which I was able to associate in relation with this issue:

ammoniated-mercury_250x250Many of the early skin-bleaching commodities such as Nodinalina skin bleaching cream, a product which has been in the US market since 1889, contained 10 per cent ammoniated mercury. Mercury is a highly toxic agent with serious health implications. According to Kathy Peiss , in 1930, a single survey found advertising for 232 different brand names of skin-bleaching creams promoted in mainstream magazines to mainly white women consumers in the United States.

Cosmetics with mercury will deliver common symptoms such as peripheral neuropathy or the feeling of itching, burning, or pain on your skin.  It can also cause skin discoloration; swelling and dead skin peels off in layers.

It can profuse sweating and even worse, it can faster your heart beat and blood pressure.  The symptoms also involve muscle weakness, kidney disfunction and neuropsychiatric symptoms such as emotional lability, memory impairment and insomnia.  

Industries still arguing that while mercury is hazardous at high levels, the quantities found in cosmetics are not sufficient to present those risks.

A more dangerous case is when a woman who is a regular user of cosmetic that contains mercury is pregnant, because it can retard brain development in children and fetuses.

Mercury fumes accumulated inside your cosmetic tube or jar, it will be a potential toxic exposure if someone inhales the fumes. The best solution to avoid this problem is carefully choose a cosmetic and report it if you found a product that contains mercury.

The symptoms of mercury poisoning can also include:

– impairment of peripheral vision

– disturbances in sensations – that ‘pins and needles’ feeling as well as numbness – usually in the hands feet and sometimes around the mouth

– lack of coordination of movements, such as writing

– impairment of speech, hearing, walking

– muscle weakness

– skin rashes

– mood swing, memory loss, and mental disturbances

Coming into contact with too much mercury this way can damage a growing brain, harming the way unborn and young children will be able to think and learn. It can also harm anyone’s heart, kidneys, lungs, and immune system.

FDA officials in Thailand collected cosmetic products from various shops in Bangkok’s Sam Pheng and Pahurat areas for testing and found that 57 brands – most not registered with the FDA – had prohibited substances, FDA secretary-general Siriwat Thiptaradol told a press conference on Friday.

The harmful substances included hydroquinone, retinoic acid and ammoniated mercury. These could cause severe skin irritation, white spots, incurable melasma and could harm the foetus in pregnant women, Siriwat said.

Siriwat urged consumers, especially women with a melasma problem, not to buy products that did not identify their source and manufacturing date.

The list of banned cosmetics is available at www.fda.moph.go.th.

The FDA is also pushing for the punishment for manufacturers, importers and sellers of unsafe cosmetics to be increased to five years’ imprisonment and a fine up to Bt500,000, he said.

The current punishment is up to one year in jail or a Bt60,000 fine.

One way to determine if your cosmetic product contains mercury:

You can check it out by applying the product on your palm and rub it with something made from golden.

If it turns to gray, it means the product contains mercury. The darker the color is; the higher level of mercury contained by the product.

Again, we have to take precautions when purchasing these type of products.  Especially if our health is on the line.  I’m just wondering, why hasn’t the local government done anything to verify if products are safe or not?  I mean, the Philippines should conduct random tests annually on the numerous products we now have for skin whitening.  In that way, we have the assurance that our products are indeed mercury-free.

are you a BLOGGER?



This just came in yesterday…  Mosbeau Philippines gave me a free sample of their PLACENTA WHITE and their MOSBEAU WHITE.

Then they advised me that I can just refer bloggers who’s interested with the product and they’d give samples to them too..t Great isn’t it?? Very generous of them…  And a unique marketing strategy.. hmmm.. Now this is the catch, if your a blogger, of any age or gender, and as long as your located here in the Philippines, feel free to comment to this post.. and I’ll go through your site.. Then I can just forward them your contact details.. Hope we can also meet soon.  It’ll be quite a deal actually.  What do you think??

Well, my study about the products will definitely not end, at least not now.. 

I’ll be glad to study more about the company and the products they offer.  I also heard that this is just the start of it.  Since their new in the country, much more products await.  They’ll be introducing a lot more of it soon.  No wonder they were able to get new endorsers.  And real good ones.  

I admire the company for this effort.  Looks like a good start for their PR campaign…


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Placenta has a long history of use that can be traced backed to BC Period.  For therapeutic purposes with placenta as for the doctor and Hippocrates in ancient Greece that is called “FATHER OF MEDICINE” and “HOLY DOCTOR”.  He was said to be patronized by Cleopatra and Marie-Antoinette to retain one’s beauty.

In ancient Chinese society, placenta is widely used as a value medicine for anti-aging all throughout China.  It was applied onto the skin in the form of a lotion.  The oldest Chinese medical book dictionary for herbal medicine recorded the existence of placenta for medical purposes.  The function of this medicine based from records states that it  was to used to reduce heart beat rate, nourish blood, good for the lungs, good for the heart, counter poison, and to improve quality of blood.  As per record of Shigasha placenta, which has the function of stress relief, improves blood quality, improve lungs function, dissolve poison material and blood supplement.  Shigasha medical book is still being used by the young and old generations now-a-days.

In ancient Japan, during the Ito Period, there was this medicine called Konngenndan which is mixed and prepared according to the medical book Shigasha.  In recent medical research in 1930, Mr. Odensa from the Russian Republic and Dr. V.P. Fratofu pioneered in the research of Placenta.  Mr. Fratofu use frozen placenta to put beneath the patient’s skin.  This is called organization medical therapy.  It can improve the body function and activate the skin organizational structure.  The function was later then confirmed.  

I few years later, the European countries also followed the research and development of placenta.  the medical function was totally confirmed.  

Japan invents the said injection of medication for the person who suffers from menopause symptoms.  Japan medical department also approved the use of placenta to improve liver functions.  Now-a-days, the Japanese also use placenta injection for skin care injuries.  With this, there seemed to have an increase in the demands of the consumers.  At present, this is now being offered globally, not only in Japan, but also in Germany and in the Philippines.

as SANTI hits the philippines

electricity down in certain areas, few rains, yet the wind.. winds howling outside houses.. will it be another ONDOY-like episode? let us all pray for the safety of mankind..

this just came in from bianca — “so many people are awake at 4:30AM manila time! boo you storm, go away!” Is this how strong the winds are??? God help us..

its a friday night and all i can see are cars barely moving along the streets of ayala ave. here in makati.. my oh my….. i wonder what time will I get to Cubao.. there’s definitely gonna be tons of people at the train station.. 😦 Not to mention of the long weekend.. Happy Halloween everyone..