Sunday, April 25, 2010

Neutrogena Healthy Summer Skin Event for bloggers...

it's been a while since I last attended an event. well, blame it on my uber hectic work schedule! but sometimes, one would be willing to put aside everything else for a much needed R&R with good friends and an event that nobody can afford to miss!

it was a beautiful and sunny day when I, together with fellow bloggers were on our way to Anvaya Cove (an exclusive beach resort) in Bataan. I am not really fond of waking up early, but for this one, I happily got up at 530AM to prepare myself for a day that I am sure I would enjoy.

upon arrival at Anvaya Cove

we started the day with a sumptuous serving of lasagna for a late breakfast. I was sleepy but the food definitely jumpstarted my day!

I must admit, seminars or talks bore me...but not if it's about beauty!
Dra. Loverna Suratos MD, Chairman of Public Relations and External Affairs of Philippine Dermatological Society, is the guest speaker for the event. Her talk was about the importance of using the right sun protection products for our skin, which is well, the largest organ in our body. She also emphasized on seeing ONLY PDS-member dermatologists to take care of your skin concerns, most especially if it involves pricking, lasers, or any other skin-invasive procedures.

she definitely has a point...why entrust your skin to someone who just pretends to be a specialist? would you undergo laser or skin peeling to somebody who claims to have the know-how on such things? or you'd go to someone who have undergone extensive study and is certified by a group of experts? i'd go to the latter, anytime!

for questions or additional information regarding the Skin Safety Campaign Symbol, you can contact PDS Secretariat on telephone no. 727-7309 or send queries to

we had lunch after and it was such a feast! my plan of dieting just flew out of the window and I just ate and ate to my heart's content. did i feel guilty afterwards? Of course not! :)

Mr. Gabriel Roxas, Neutrogena's brand manager for Beauty Care Franchise J & J, talked about skin care regimen of women in different countries. He said he was definitely shocked to know that Koreans use up to as much as 10 products day and night for their skin regimen while most women will only have the wash-toner-moisturizer regimen. Hmmm, I use up to 8 even 9 products day and night (depending on my skin condition) so am I that close to being a Korean?

the beauties keenly listening to the talks

He also talked about how most women skip using sunblocks which protects the skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. well, I was guilty of this in the previous years. I just hate the sticky feel of sunblocks and the way it messes up with my makeup. but I've learned my lesson, and now, I don't leave the house unprotected!

Dra. Suratos talked about Sun Protection 101 and Gabriel introduced 2 products from Neutrogena that would definitely meet our needs for sun protection.
Ultrasheer Dry-touch sunblock with spf50
Ultra Sheer complete UV waterlight lotion with spf50

(The Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ PA+++ and Ultra Sheer Complete UV Waterlight Lotion SPF 50+ PA+++ are available in leading department stores and supermarkets nationwide, with a suggested retail price of Php 509.25 and Php 460.00, respectively)

having a high level of SPF is not enough, as it only offers protection for UVB (sun's burning rays). we also need protection from UVA, which causes premature wrinkles and age spots!

we were also taught how much sunblock is needed if we are to be exposed in the sun for a prolonged time:

arms: 1/2 teaspoon each arm
chest: 1 teaspoon
legs: 1 teaspoon each leg
face: 1/2 teaspoon

and i thought I've been applying too much already!

Also, we must re-apply every 4hrs if needed.

Geesh, at least now we know!

See how these ladies look still lively (and lovely) after all those interesting beauty-related talks?

of course, a visit to Anvaya Cove won't be complete without dipping yourselves in the waters!
it's SWIMMING time!

but yeah, i didn't swim. I was just too lazy to go for a dip. so I stayed beside the pool chatting with my beautiful friends!

with my equally-lazy blogger friends

of course, I won't forget to camwhore!

we were on our way home around 7pm. we were all tired but we definitely enjoyed a day outside the metro! It's really summer time and people have been going to vacations in beaches for their much needed R&R.

But as Dra. Suratos said, remember to SLIP, SLOP, SLAP and WRAP to make sure you are sun-protected and skin-cancer free:

SLIP into dry clothes that offer good protection or SLIP into some shade, especially between 10am-4pm when the sun's rays are most fierce.

SLOP on the right sunblock and don't forget to reapply as needed

SLAP on a wide-brimmed hat or a hat with a cap to protect your face from the sun as more people get sunburnt on the face and neck than any other part of the body.

WRAP yourself with a pair of sunglasses with UV-protection.

Enjoy the summer ladies!


Shen said...

thanks for the pics!!! love dra. suratos, she's fun.. :) miss yah, dearie!

Unknown said...


Thank you for this very nice post. =)

To anyone interested to know more about Anvaya Cove, feel free to contact me anytime. (Im not always online, so mobile is best).


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stormyyskyy said...

I just wanted to let you know that I use the Neutogena dry-touch with helioplex for my face. I have combo skin (oily forehead & nose but dry cheeks) and when I use sunscreen on my face this is what I use. It's light weight enough that you can barely tell it's there & doesn't seem to get oily after awhile. I am Anglo-American, so I'm not sure it that changes anything but I do love it.

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