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Not A Small Voice

Lea Salonga fronts Avon's ANEW.
Not A Small Voice Lea Salonga fronts Avon's ANEW.

They say you can't choose your family, but you can't help but come back home, either—especially to one that's treated you right since the very beginning.

Multi-awarded singer and stage actress Lea Salonga returns to the Avon family, which she has famously fronted in the past, specifically during her Broadway boom in the mid-'90s, for Avon Color.

She resumes her beauty ambassador duties for ANEW Rejuvenate, Avon's revolutionary anti-aging skincare range that replicates the steps and effects of a professional facial in a fraction of the time and cost. Lea divulges how the brand has always been a part of her life: “Not everyone knows this, but I started using Avon products when I was just a seven-year-old budding stage actress at Repertory Philippines. Since then Avon has been a staple in my kit. So when I started doing plays at West End and eventually on Broadway, the habit stuck. I consider myself growing up with Avon. Renewing my partnership was an easy yes.”

Now a wife and hands-on mother in her late 30s, Lea says that the label continues to meet the additional needs of her evolving skin and routines. “What's great about the line is that I can achieve younger looking skin at the comfort of my home—and that means more bonding time with my daughter, Nicole!”

The exciting secret to ANEW's claims is their technologies that mimic the exfoliation, extraction and moisturization steps of a facial spa treatment, but all at a micro-level: the Exfo-Smoothing Complex smoothes skin and reduces lines; Mini-Extraction Technology deep cleanses and shrinks pore size; and Facial FX Technology tones and evens out the complexion.

The whole range is a superb and timely alternative to inconvenient facial treatments. It includes a cleanser, toner, eye cream, day and night cream and even a serum that seems to miraculously overhaul skin in as little as minutes. A week is enough to see measurable results; two weeks on it and you've got dramatically youthful results that even ex-Disney princesses swear by.

Avon ANEW Rejuvenate Revitalizing Mineral Cleanser, P499; Mineral Toner, P499; Flash Facial Revitalizing Concentrate (in October 2009), P1000; 24-Hour Eye Cream, P600; Revitalizing Day Cream SPF 25, P749 (in July 2009); and Night Cream, P749, all at Avon Boutiques in SM Megamall and SM Southmall, or call 864-2900 or visit

—Eunice Lucero, Beauty Editor

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