“It’s collagen!”This pair of words made up top celebrity and socialite Ruffa Gutierrez’ ecstatic reply as to why she’s been looking more beautiful these days—just a little over half a year since she turned 40 in June 2014.
“Six months ago, a company called Bargn got in touch with [my management team]and asked if I would be willing to try their product, Cosmo Skin Premium Collagen,” related the ever chatty actress and former beauty queen at an interview in Luxent Hotel, Quezon City.
“I’ve always known about collagen but I never believed [its claims of]reversing the signs of aging . . . but look at me now!” she added with a hearty laugh, all at once showing off her ever famous dimples and fun-loving personality.
Calling the collagen-filled capsule, which she dissolves daily in her morning coffee, her “secret potion,” the eldest child of showbiz stalwarts Eddie Gutierrez and Annabelle Rama went into the simplified science she learned about the beauty supplement.
“Our body produces collagen all by itself, which is responsible for keeping our skin smooth and supple. But as we reach our mid-20s, collagen production diminishes dramatically resulting to fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks and sagging skin.
“And as you know, I’m not 18 anymore,” the mother of two sweet little misses giggled girlishly like them, “and I can’t be any happier this is keeping my skin smooth, supple and glowing. I really saw the results just on my sixth day of taking Cosmo Skin.”
Now a firm believer in collagen, Gutierrez had no second thoughts about agreeing to endorse the product that has become her fountain of youth.
“I’m very excited to be able to share this with the public since I owe it to them in the first place to look my best,” she explained. “I’ve been in show business since I was 13, I grew up in the public eye, became a beauty queen at 19, and even now, I know how important it is to take care of myself for those who find inspiration in what I do and who I am, and also as a woman.”
Her advice to her generation is to take that extra effort to look good and feel good because the combination is what makes for a better mom, daughter, friend, career woman—and yes—as Gutier-rez admitted, a better girlfriend to her current boyfriend French-Israeli businessman Jordan Mouyal.
“We’ve been together for a year and yes, he inspires me,” the celebrity wrapped up as she flashed her 1,000-watt smile anew.