Does GlutaMAX work?
Does GlutaMAX whitening soap work? Read this story. Such is the irony of vanity that the black is obssesed with becoming white and the white of becoming black.
Is it any wonder that many Filipinas who should be proud of their being kayumangging kaligatan would move heaven and earth to have a fair skin — as in “flawless” — that’s why distributors of whitening creams are selling their stuff like hot pandesal and laughing all the way to the bank?
But whoever enlisted Jacqui O. (formerly Jinky Oda; real name: Jacqueline Oda Santillan) as GlutaMAX endorser for the YSA Skin Care Corporation hit on a brilliant idea. Imagine turning a negra (as Jacqui O. herself self-deprecatingly describes herself) into a “flawless”. Her transformation is so amazing that she is making a docktora insecure enough to demand that Jacqui O.’s “Ebony to Irovy” billboards be torn down pronto for, ehem, “false advertising.”
“But my complexion didn’t really turn white,” explained the 50-percent Afro-American Jacqui O. (who changed her first name because it has become synonymous to “jinx”). “It has only become lighter. What happened was ‘lightening’ but not ‘whitening’.”
Owned and managed by Dr. Isabel Lopez (whose early patients included Dr. Vicki Belo who was treated for acne and for her weight problem), YSA was founded in 1985 at Dr. Nazal’s garage converted into a small skin-care clinic which she initially named Clinica Dermatologica. She formulated products that catered specifically to her patients’ needs, including the brisk-selling GlutaMAX Lightening Soap which Jacqui O. has been using even before she became its endorser.
A single mother to a 14-year-old handsome boy (who’s the spitting image of his father), Jacqui O. faded out of the showbiz scene a few years ago. She is widely known as Bale, the character she played in the top-rated fantasy TV series Okey Ka, Fairy Ko (made thrice into a movie, with Vic Sotto topbilled as Enteng Kabisote).
“I have found a purpose in life when I joined the Victory Christian Fellowship,” said Jacqui O. who finished a Cross-Cultural course and is a holder of a B.S. Nursing degree (from St. Rita, Manila).
What preoccupies her these days is the ministerial work (with 10 Filipinos and 10 from other countries) which has brought her to several countries including Australia where she was based for almost two years and other Asian countries.
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