Monday, April 19, 2010

AMW Reports: Neutrogena Healthy Summer Skin Event at Anvaya Cove

With El Nino problems nowadays and our weather gets sizzling hot as the days go by, we are definitely more exposed to the sun which can lead us to unwanted skin damage.  With this in mind, Neutrogena, the skincare brand recommended by dermatologists, mounted a "Healthy Summer Skin" Seminar to raise awareness on what consumers can do to protect the skin from the harsh effects of the summer sun.

When I got an invite mailed to me personally from Strategic Edge, Inc.  I am very impressed with their creativity.  Definitely well thought of!  Plus the fact that I have used Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock way back and has repurchased so many times.  It isn't difficult to go to a day trip at Anvaya Cove, Bataan with the people behind this brand and the rest of the beauty bloggers!

We departed Manila around 7:30am and arrived at Anvaya Cove at around 10:30am for registration.  There were 12 of us Beauty Bloggers who were able to attend the event.  We were handed out with a nice bag included are towels, hat, cover-ups and of course - Neutrogena sunblock for the face and body to prepare and protect us from the harsh rays of the sun.

Mid-morning snacks are served and we enjoyed our Corned Beef  lasagna and Anvaya Iced Tea as we catch our breath from the 3-hour long trip.

An ice breaker game was introduced to us as we split ourselves into groups of 2.  We were asked to hold each others hands and transfer the hula hoop to each other without breaking the chain!  It was fun!  The other team won but who cares?

Mr. Taffy Ledesma, from Johnson and Johnson's, welcome us with an inspirational welcoming remarks

Guest speaker, Dra. Loverne Suratos, Chairman, Public Relations and External Affairs Committee, Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS), talked about the PDS Skin Safety Campaign.  She stressed the importance of consulting with PDS-member dermatologists for skin care concerns and using the right products to keep skin healthy and protected from the sun. 

Though there are countless salons and clinics offering skin services that aim to improve skin quality, it does not mean it is a matter that shouldn't be taken seriously.  Only dermatologists are skin experts.  People should only look for the Skin Safety symbol as a seal of assurance that looks like the upper left hand portion of the photo below.

**click photo to enlarge

It was an eye-opening talk for me as it was a first for me to know that there are institutions out there we can trust for skin, hair and nails concern. For any questions or additional information regarding the Ski Safety Campaign Symbol, you may contact PDS Secretariat on telephone no. 727-7309 or send your queries via email top

After morning filled with information and Q&A portion, a golf cart was waiting for us as we drove off to a restaurant for our buffet lunch!

Fellow beauties are all ready to eat!
Check out the dishes available for us!

L-R Jheng, Shen and Nikki

L-R Me, Sophie and Jamie

After lunch, Mr. Gabriel Roxas, Neutrogena's Brand manager for Beauty Care Franchise J&J, was excited to talk about Basic Skin Care Regimen and continued the talk about the new Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF50+ PA+++  for the body and the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Complete UV Waterlight Lotion SPF 50+ PA+++ for the face.

Dra. Suratos continued the talk about Sun Protection 101 and together with Mr. Roxas answered several Q&As from fellow bloggers. 

Using the right sunscreen is one of the most effective ways to protect skin from sun damage such as sunburn and premature aging.  While high level Sun Protection Factor (SPF) offers protection from the sun's burning ultraviolet-B (UVB) rays, most of us are unaware that there is a need to protect the skin from aging ultraviolet-A (UVA) rays as well.  UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin, damaging it from within causing us women (and even men) fine lines, wrinkles and age spots *gasp*

Purchasing the right product does not mean total protection, the right amount and application is needed to maximize sun protection.  Dra. Suratos taught us the right amount of sunscreen for each body part before heading to the sun.  You will be surprised how little we put!

Note: This amount is applicable for active people who's exposed to the sun for prolonged period of time.

Face: half teaspoon
Arms: half teaspoon EACH arm
Chest area: 1 teaspoon
Legs: 1 teaspoon EACH leg
**re-apply after every 4 hours if needed

Armed with a Healthy Summer Skin information, we are all ready for some Rest & Relaxation (R&R)

L-R Me, Nikki, Jheng, Shen, Jamie, Sophie, Lace and Earth
P.S. Thanks to Azrael for taking this shot

Nikki's Romper from Brown Belly
Sandals from Ipanema

L-R Rowena and Jennifer

We put relaxation to a new level!
Chit-chatting while laying under the sun!

It was a fun-filled day and I learned so much from this event.  Not to forget, I ate so much too! Thanks to the staffs of Anvaya for such great service!

Time to leave Anvaya Cove!  Thanks to the people from Neutrogena and Strategic Edge for preparing such wonderful and memorable day trip! 

*sigh* Weekend flew by so quickly!  I'd love to go back to Anvaya Cove for another rest!
Thanks for reading!  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. seems like that was an awesome event! you looks great!

  2. wow! love your outfit sis! jumpsuit? u look so sweet! *pinch*

  3. I am now having major remorse that I wasn't able to attend :-(
    I hope there will be another event like this that I could attend. But what can I do, mommy duties come first, *sigh* Glad you all had so much fun.

  4. tats awesome
    what a lovely event!

  5. You girls look great! Such a fun & informative event, so nice of Neutrogena to arrange campaigns like this. =) I'm using Ultra Sheer now, and after a week of usage, it's safe to say I'm happy with it! Cheers!

  6. What a fun event, sounds like you had a great time. You girls all look beautiful!

  7. Anastacia, thank you sweetheart

    Xin, it's called Romper :) Thanks

    Nikkiz, SAYANG! But hey, call of "motherhood" mas importante yan! I'm sure they'll be a lot more events coming in the future

    Yumeko it definitely is, outdoor and outside the metro!

    Dang, me too! I love Ultra sheer :) :) :)

    Gio, thanks dear

  8. What a FANTASTIC EVENT! I use their sunscreen's my FAVE!

  9. Looks like you had a relaxing and informative getaway. You ladies look lovely. :P

  10. JC, I am starting to use sunscreen daily too! It's so hot and sunny down here!

    Pammy, thank you!

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  12. the event looks like so much fun! thanks for sharing the sun protection tips too. I found the amount that should be used very helpful. I surely don't use enough!

  13. Coco, thanks!

    Connie,yes, we aren't using enough no? :D

  14. waahhh!!
    im so inggit!

    i wanted to come so much kaya lang it was friday e

    but im glad you had a great time

  15. Thia! I know! Sayang, but there's always going to be next time!

  16. Can I ask how much each night cost? Is it pricey? Thank you - Jansen

  17. Hi Jansen, email me at ntiu1027 (at) gmail (dot) com and I will forward you the details on Anvaya cove! :D

  18. Hi...I'm currently looking a new sunblock....My problem is, once i applied sunblock sa face...I sweat agad. As in sweating talaga sa face. Hindi lang ngayon due to hot weather/summer thing... almost everytime ganun ako....
    Do you or any of your friends experience this?


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