September 25, 2012

The Move On Club Press Launch

Just got home from an event I was wondering all along. The electronic invite confused me from 2 previous events I covered. Upon entrance to the venue, I saw the sign Contractubex. I am fairly familiar of the brand since I have been a user since year 2000 (the long story, maybe I'll write about it next time).

It was nice to see Contractubex Ambassadress, the beautiful and brainy - Maricar Reyes. 

To learn more about Contractubex, posting here the Press Release:

Contractubex: Helping You Move On to a Brand New You

Truth: No one is spared from getting scarred.

No matter how poised we are, life throws us instances that make us fall and slip – even while in our sturdiest stilettos! The scars we earn from these experiences become constant reminders of past mistakes, or things to avoid. Yet in spite of the lesson behind it, a scar is a scar – a blemish, a flaw, an imperfection. 

Are you really ok with having that scar forever?

Having that mark on your skin practically screams, “You are not perfect,” especially if you got your scar from an accident.  While there may be lessons to be learned from this type of scars, there is no sense in dwelling on the past. Worrying about the effects of old wounds can make you feel self-conscious and restricted. It may not seem like a big deal at first, but think about it: Will you always be confined to choosing long-sleeves over sleeveless tops, pants over shorts, or heaven forbid, a t-shirt over a bikini? Would you skip beach trips or cocktail parties just because you need to cover up? How long will you hide behind your scars? 

Different types of scars:

Raised or hypertrophic scar – forms after the healing of the wound and is caused by overproduction of connective tissue fibers; tends to bulge and protrude above level of surrounding skin

Keloid – grows beyond the original wound edges

Don’t let your scars hold you back. Like a trusty girlfriend, you need something to help you get out of that rut and back on track. Contractubex is a clinically proven treatment that combines the triple action of Cepae Extract, Heparin and Allantoin to help reduce the appearance of these unsightly marks on your skin.

What sets Contractubex apart from other silicone-based scar treatments is that its ingredients help reduce inflammation and prevent excessive scar formation. Its water-soluble ointment base allows active ingredients to penetrate into deeper layers of the skin.

1. Cepae Extract
 - obtained from onions
- has anti-inflammatory and bactericidal effect
- reduces swelling and prevents excessive growth of connective tissue

2.    Heparin
        - loosens the tissue structure
        -has anti-inflammatory effect
        - hydrates scar tissue

3. Allantoin
- encourages wound healing
- has a soothing effect

Contractubex comes in a gel form that makes for its easy application on the skin. Just rub Contractubex on the affected area 3-4 times a day or as prescribed by your doctor.  Results may be seen after at least 3 months of use. You’ll know that Contractubex is working when you notice a reduction in redness, relief of tension and less itching on the scar area. Contractubex works best when applied as soon as the wound has closed and when the scar is still fresh.

Remember, patience is key! Scars take time to heal, but your consistent application of Contractubex will pay off in the end. Soon, you’ll be free from all those unwanted scars of the past, and on your way to a more confident, flawless and happier you! Don’t let those scars keep you from living life to the fullest. Move on and move forward – with Contractubex!


Janice Lagman is a twenty-five year old nurse and taekwondo national athlete from Quezon City. After undergoing surgery on her right knee in 2010, she was left with a scar from the operation. Since that time, she thought she would always feel self-conscious wearing anything that revealed that mark on her leg. Her surgeon, Dr. Marc Castro, gave her samples of Contractubex, and instructed her to apply it twice a day. Janice used the product for two months, and was extremely satisfied with the results. She has now updated her wardrobe with numerous skirts and short dresses, thanks to Contractubex.

Emie Miranda hails from Cebu City. After experiencing a vehicular accident in 2007, she obtained a wound that required 21 sutures. While Emie bravely survived the experience, she thought the scars on her face would always remind her of that incident. Her surgeon recommended Contractubex to help treat her scars post-surgery, and since 2007, she has been a satisfied Contractubex user. Emie is now free from those scars, and in spite of that traumatic experience years ago, she now faces life with a new sense of strength and confidence.

Laarni Burgos is a mother from Santiago, Isabela. The scars on her stomach were a result of an appendectomy and two Caesarian operations. Back when her scars were still visible, she used to avoid wearing skin-revealing outfits such as swimsuits. She has been a Contractubex user since 1995, and is now currently scar-free and very happy! She also claims that since she can now dress without restriction, she is able to experience more bonding activities with her son like swimming and spending time on the beach.

Maricar got her scar from a movie shooting and mine from a dog bite (ouch!)

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  1. hi joy! thanks again for coming :) and sharing your long story on scars! hahahahha grabe ang story... :)

  2. two beautiful women, inside and out--maricar and joy :-)


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