94 DAYS TO GO. Almost one year after giving birth to her son Noah Lamar, Lara Quigaman-Alcaraz is looking as hot as she did before her pregnancy—in fact, better than ever!
It’s no secret that the beauty queen turned actress has found a partner to help her lose weight.
But now, she reveals another secret, which she has been keeping for months.
She said in an interview last September 18, at an event in EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Ortigas, for her latest product endorsement, “They approached me, tapos nung nilapitan nila ako, sabi, ‘Can you be the ambassador of a secret product?’
“Sabi ko, ‘Paano naman ako aano, e, hindi ko naman alam kung ano iyong produkto?’
“Tapos sabi nila, ano, nakakatulong siyang mag-improve ng stretch marks. ‘Ay! Sige, go.’ Gano’n na agad ako, kasi talagang problema ko iyong stretch marks, so doon nagsimula.”
The product is called Bio-Oil, a formulation of combined plant extracts and vitamins suspended in an oil base.
Lara has been using it since July this year, and says she has seen remarkable results on her skin.
“Kung nawala ang stretch marks, hindi. Kasi stretch mark, scar na siya, di ba? So, hindi na talaga siya maaalis. Diyan na siya forever.
“Makakatulong lang siya i-improve iyong appearance. Kasi stretch marks ko sobrang dark talaga, as in dark, so it really helped na mag-lighten iyong stretch marks. Pero, it will not go away.
“Actually, feeling ko nga na-imagine ko lang, kasi ang problema ko hindi ako nag-before picture.
“So, pahid lang ako nang pahid, ganyan, tapos, ‘Ay, nagla-lighten.’
“Tapos sa Marie France, nung ginagawa iyong tiyan ko, sabi, ‘Ma’am, pina-peel mo ba ‘to?’
“'Hmm, napansin mo.' Ibig sabihin hindi lang ako iyong nakaka-imagine, nakikita rin talaga ng iba.”
A 60ml bottle of the product costs only Php 495, and is the perfect Christmas stocking stuffer for the mothers in your life.
Lara actually recommends this not only for women (or men, for that matter) with stretch marks, but for anyone who has a skin problem, like scars, uneven skin tone, and dehydrated or aging skin.
“I use it for my face. Hindi na ako nagmo-moisturizer, siya na iyong moisturizer ko.
“Actually, si Marco din nilalagyan ko niyan. Tapos, simula noong nilagyan ko siya, pag tatabi siya sa akin, naamoy ko, ‘Nag-Bio-Oil ka na naman. Ginamit mo na naman iyong Bio-Oil ko.”
Bio-Oil is available at leading drug stores nationwide.