Last July 6, 2017, Diana Stalder Face, Body, Skin Care and Beauty Cafe celebrated the 3rd anniversary of their Gateway Araneta Branch. I have posts about my experiences with them and those who are following my blog would know that Diana Stalder is like family to me and our group The Grasyas. Just like family, we were there to take part with the celebration. But only half of our group made it to the event. It was just Mauie and I because Iris Pulga and Jen Aspacio had to work that day. Even if they are absent, we know that they are also with us in celebrating 3 years of beauty and wellness with Diana Stalder Gateway.
From a Steel Pot to Skincare Empire
Together with The Grasyas, I am already familiar with how the beauty and wellness clinic got started. But it was still nice to hear about it during the event as Ms. Dina Dela Paz-Stalder, CEO and President of Diana Stalder, recalls their humble beginnings. Until today, she still has the stainless steel pot that she used for mixing her first beauty potions back in the ‘90s. She prefers to use the term “compoundings” instead of potions. Dina’s first step was to start Beauchamps Pharmacy, a small drugstore, in 1989. Then she established a distribution company for her products in 1999 which was BCP Dermatological Corporation. Stalder Laboratories Incorporation was also established to manufacture her skin care products. But Ms. Dina didn’t stop there. She started Dermaline Facial Center, a beauty cafe, in 1996. They gave it a brand makeover in 2004 to carry the name of Dina’s daughter, Diana Stalder, who is now a registered pharmacist and aesthetician following her mother’s steps into the business.
It has been 21 years since Diana Stalder Face, Body, Skin Care Center joined the industry. They already have 5 branches, and still counting, plus a skincare manufacturing company. Their company boasts of a CGMP, Current Good Manufacturing Practice, certification which is “better than an ISO certification” according to Dina. One advantage of having your own manufacturing company is that you can maintain high quality products at reasonable prices. This is precisely what you’ll get from all Diana Stalder products and services across all branches. At the helm of this empire is Dina herself.
I have been going to Diana Stalder to avail of their facial treatments for several months now. This is mainly because they offer luxury facial treatments at a reasonable price.
Aside from quality products, you can also avail of excellent services from basic care to anti-acne, anti-aging, whitening, other medical procedures, to high quality and luxurious treatment. The good news is you can get discounts on their most indulgent treatments from July to September 2017. This is their treat for both new and loyal customers to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Diana Stalder Gateway. So now is the best time for you to try their imported luxe line of facial treatments.
Visit Diana Stalder Gateway and pamper your skin with treatments from Casmara, a luxury beauty company from Spain with over 40 years of experience. Diana Stalder offers the following services for you to enjoy.
Nacar Treatment plus Blanc White for fast and effective whitening plus anti-aging benefits, fit for all skin types.
Caviar Luxury Facial treatment plus DS Anti-Aging Kit an Anti-Aging Fusion which is effective in getting rid of wrinkles and sagging skin. The trace elements of caviar promote smoothness and elasticity.
Instalift Luxury Facial is a non-invasive alternative to facial surgery that combines Rgnerin Mask RT4 Retinol with Vitamin C, which stimulates cell regeneration. This treatment reduces fine lines and wrinkles, lifts and tone facial muscles, firm facial contours and gives a more youthful appearance.
Skin Sensations Treatment is a facial that makes use of the luxurious Casmara Gold Mask 2080. The mask contains 24k gold dust and seaweed extract, which tightens the face and neckline combined, while providing deep moisturization, intense nutrition and revitalization for your skin.
According to Dina she is really proud of the excellent service that they are able to provide across all tiers of treatment, luxury or not. “We are a favorite of various local coupon sites because we never skimp on our facial supreme treatment; it’s always 15 steps,” she says with pride. At Diana Stalder, your skin is evaluated first with the help of a skin analyzer from Germany before it is tailored with a regimen that is best suited for you. Another feather on their cap is their certification from the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC). They adhere very strictly to their high standards of hygiene and aesthetics. Diana herself completed an intensive aesthetics course in the United Kingdom, where this practice is taken very seriously with a very high level of professionalism. This is the same philosophy they apply in all their branches.
Introducing New Healthy Recipes at DS Café
Since we are celebrating 3 years of beauty and wellness with Diana Stalder Gateway, DS Cafe dished out their new healthy recipes. These are the Spinach Salad with Shrimp and Quail Eggs, and Pork Chops with Mushrooms.
Spinach Salad with Shrimp and Quail Eggs
- 2lbs (1kg) shrimp cooked
- 12 pcs quail eggs hard-boiled and sliced
- 6 cups spinach leaves
- 2 cups radicchio sliced
- 1 tbsp cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- Dissolve the mustard with vinegar, salt and pepper.
- Add the olive slowly mixing very well.
- To hard-boil eggs: Boil water. Add eggs. Lower temperature to simmer.
- Cook for 5 minutes. Remove. Allow to cool.
- Place spinach in salad bowl, add salad dressing, mix and plate. Add raddichio.
- Top with shrimp surround with sliced eggs
NOTE: You can replace quail eggs with 8 whole chicken eggs.
Per serving: 391 Calories; 17g Fat; 51g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate
Pork Chops with Mushrooms
- 1 ½ lbs (3/4kg) pork chops 4 pieces
- 8 cups mushrooms chopped
- 1 tsp dill leaf
- 4 packets Ideal Protein Mushroom Soup prepared
- 1 tsp olive oil
- sea salt & pepper to taste
- Remove all fat from pork.
- Sauté seasoned pork and set aside.
- In same pan, sauté mushrooms. Add dill leaf.
- Put half mushrooms in a baking dish, add pork chops and top with other half of mushrooms. Coat with mushroom soup.
- Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15 minutes or until the chops are cooked.
Per serving: 399 Calories; 19g Fat; 47g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate
DS Cafe: Total Beauty and Wellness Concept
The DS Cafe came to be because of Diana Stalder’s holistic approach to beauty. Dina believes that healthy diet supplementation can help address various skin issues. So they expanded the skin care center to include a cafe and juice bar that follows the philosophy of serving healthy and enjoyable food. The cafe offers salads, sandwiches, and meals that all adhere to specific calorie counts with healthy amounts of veggies, proteins, and carbs. As such, diners are able to make informed choices. The combination of skin care treatments and healthy eating gets more positive results.
Another service that Diana Stalder can be proud of is their Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program. Dina is the only Filipina coach of Canada’s Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program. This diet regimen utilizes precisely measured alternative food sources, customized to clients’ profiles and lifestyles for a more effective way to shed unwanted pounds in just few weeks.
DS Cafe is more than just food and wellness. They also promote healthy and relaxing ways to celebrate occasions with friends and family. Start your own Sparty, DS spa party, to enjoy facial and body treatments plus meals and beverages for the whole gang.
Social Responsibility More Than A Business
For Dina, Diana Stalder is also about Social Responsibility and not just the business. She chose to be an advocate for causes that concern the environment and community development. Dina built her manufacturing company in her hometown to help provide employment and housing to the less privileged. It’s her way of giving back to her hometown and empowering the people there. She is also proud of the Blue Ribbon Award that they got from the Laguna Lake Development Authority. It is an award given to environmentally responsible businesses, one that much bigger companies in the area failed to get. They have also helped the community produce malunggay tea, mushrooms, and green charcoal with the help on the Mother Earth Foundation.
One crowning achievement for Diana Stalder is to be chosen as one of the featured honourees for Vice-President Leni Robredo’s development program “Istorya ng Pag-Asa”. The program aims to inspire less privileged youth to never give up on their dreams as well as provide scholarship opportunities.
Recognizing that the business of the beauty is a fast paced and competitive one, Dina and Diana are constantly doing research to keep up with the new trends and technology. They continue to find ways to keep ahead of the competition by attending courses, completing certifications, and learning everything about body and skin care overseas. Dina and Diana have been to Canada, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States and brought back the knowledge and technology they learned. It’s no wonder that they have grown so much through the years. By the looks of it, the Stalders will continue to grow and build their skincare empire.
To learn more of Diana Stalder’s products and services, visit the official website at www.dianastalder.com and follow us on our social media accounts; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dianastalderbydermaline, Twitter: @Diana_stalderand Instagram: @dianastalder. You may also visit the following Diana Stalder branches near you.