When you’re Kris Cojuangco Aquino, looking beautiful is practically part of the job description. Countless endorsement deals and entertainment contracts are hinged on the implicit condition of always being presentable, of leaving no room for unsightly flaws. It’s a daunting thing to expect from a 47-year-old mother of two, but the uncontested Queen of All Media manages to maintain youthful features. Even without makeup, her skin glows luminously. Her face is firm, her jawline is taut, and most importantly, it all looks completely natural. And that’s because it is.
Kris’ beauty treatment of choice is the noninvasive Ultherapy®, an ultrasound procedure created by the German company Merz that naturally lifts skin on the face and yields beautiful results even months after the initial appointment. Its US-FDA cleared credentials were a prime selling point to Kris, whose celebrity career demands that she calculate every personal risk from a business standpoint. “I have to protect this face. I cannot do something that could have a damaging result because so many contracts would suffer,” she says. “So I made sure that Ultherapy® had the US-FDA seal of approval. That’s how you know it’s safe.”
It all paid off in the end. Though she’s known for trying out a plethora of makeup looks, Kris has recently taken to posting bare-faced selfies on her Instagram. ”I know what people will notice first is that the skin is good,” she says, brimming with confidence. Good skin is sacred to the iconic media personality—she understands that it’s the base on which makeup is applied, and that no amount of coverage can conceal glaring skin problems. “If there is one thing that I’ve noticed interviewing people through the years, it’s this,” she declares. “The first thing that you notice on a person is their skin. That person doesn’t have to be artista-quality, but if they have good skin and firm ‘yung balat, halos walang pores, automatic eh.”
It wasn’t always easy for Kris to post makeup-free selfies so casually. She opens up about a time when she noticed that the skin on her jaw was sagging. After trying Ultherapy®, that portion of her face firmed up so considerably that celebrity photographer Mark Nicdao told her that he no longer needed to use lighting to define her jawline in photo shoots. Kris herself noticed the results after viewing her latest movie I Love You, Hater on the big screen. In an interview with Merz CEO Philip Burchard, she said, “You get a whole different perspective of yourself when you’re on a screen that huge, and I really saw that my features improved after my second treatment. It’s true that the results of Ultherapy® have a cumulative effect.”
Besides its clear firming properties, Kris also chooses Ultherapy® because it’s natural and doesn’t restrict her facial movements. “You have to accept the fact that we are all aging, but it’s up to you to make sure that your face still moves. With Ultherapy®, you still have a face that can express emotions, and I think that’s super important.”
Armed with youthful, radiant skin that doesn’t require a smidge of foundation to look beautiful, Kris can’t wait to spread the word of Ultherapy®. “For me, having an Ultherapy® procedure is like having a designer bag.” She smiles. “You are proud it. You tell the whole world about it.” With Ultherapy®, Kris knows that she won’t be relinquishing her throne anytime soon.
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