White Dress: Felice Fabric | Bag, Bangle: Hermes | Shoes: Zara | Necklace: Ever New | Bangles: Cartier, Personal Jewelry | Watch: Gucci |
Tiffany & Co
Last March 28, I attended the launch of the Olay Body Wash Moisture Outlast collection at Robinsons Place Manila. Like most people falling in line (and the other bloggers invited in the event), I got to swap a random bar of non-P&G soap with the New Olay Sensitive Moisture Body Wash with Chamomile, 200ml variant. I also had the chance to listen to their brand ambassador: Bea Alonso, and her take on why she needs over-all moisture especially in her line of work—the long hours, the really cold studios she had to be in, and what not. Given her smooth and supple skin (yes, we did bump shoulders when we took photos together and her skin is just so gorgeous), I daresay I can’t wait to try on this product and get the same star quality skin as well. It’s been 2 weeks since and I’m already halfway through my 100ml bottle.
Now remember my previous article talking about how most people think that the Summer Heat is the main culprit for dry skin during this said season? Well, we also tackled the assumption during the launch. It’s also timely that I took a recent Korea trip withstanding single digit temperatures because I got to fully appreciate the “lasting moisture” promise of this Olay body wash. Growing up, my mom has always told me again and again that it’s actually a cold environment that stops the production of moisture; in fact, when we’d travel to cold climates, she would always remind me to bring a bottle of moisturizer and lotion (so much that I would bring a tube with me everywhere I go, never mind forgetting the alcohol). I didn’t think much of it until I started working in an office and getting dry and flaky skin especially in the elbows and knees area—despite being safe from the heat outside, my skin still feels parched! So when we were told that the Aircon is a huge contributor to dry skin, everything made sense—from what my mom has told me multiple times to my own experiences.
So for those of you experiencing and noticing the same problems as I am with dry skin, always remember that one of the main contributor to it is the cold—be it your office feeling like Antarctica or your travels. I know it seems far-fetched but think about it, in the summer, where do we all escape to when the humidity takes its toll? Wouldn’t it be airconditioned rooms? I rest my case.
Of course, we can always bring a bottle of lotion to hydrate but apart from the sticky feeling and the constant application, we should always ensure that we already take precautionary measures with all types of products we use. Why bother sticking to soaps that at the very beginning, strips off moisture? I’d personally rather put on a body wash that cleans me and hydrates me all the same. In the last 2 weeks that I’ve been using this product, I felt like my whole body was soft to touch everywhere. If you missed out on the Swapping activity, you can still have a chance to win a 1-year’s worth of supply of Olay Body Wash supply. Check link on the Olay Page for more information on the promo. All you have to do is submit a review on instagram, tag @olayph and use #MoistureThatLasts hashtag to participate. Enjoy!
Anyway, here are some more photos during the Swap. I was quite pleased to see old and new faces alike (this was the event I was referring to in this post)–press people, bloggers, and brand managers. It was intimate despite having garnered a lot of attention from passers-by, and it helped a lot that Bea Alonso granted a very candid interview exchange. Because it was a brunch thing, I opted to wear a white cocktail dress from international brand Felicia Dresses–I felt that it was very lady-like and fresh, perfect for a cocktail event! Though I was a bit more dressed than usual, I felt pretty confident. Also, I’m quite obsessed with whites!