Few days ago, I was invited to join Jergens 7-Day Challenge and to be honest, we were not told about the things that we will be doing each day. I just had to ask if the tasks can be done even if I am working because I don't want to compromise anything. They told me that I can actually do this even at work or in any place, actually. So, I accepted the challenge! Then, a kit was sent to me. See how cute the packaging is? I am a sucker for nice presentation. I am loving that elegant looking tissue holder/dispenser.
Inside are the stuff that I will be needing to accomplish the mission. I totally get why I was given two bottles of lotion because hey, it's from the brand Jergens! For sure we will be using their items I just don't know yet when and how they were supposed to be used. Then there is this tumbler. Okay, so this is making me think. I have no idea how this is included in the challenge. But we'll see.
Each blogger who accepted the challenge and received the kit will be sent an email/sms each day for their daily mission. I am so excited! I hope you are, too! I will be updating this post everyday for you to have a glimpse on the challenges I made. This will be fun!
MISSION #1: Beauty from within.
Take a bottle of Jergens from your welcome pack and share it with a complete stranger. Take a photo with her, post it on your blog, and tell us why you chose her.
Tip of the day: Be confident to approach anyone when you have beautiful skin. Apply Jergens before embarking on this mission for that instant glow.
I decided to give a bottle of Jergens Ultra Healing lotion to Ate Shirley, our manicurist for a long time now. She is not a complete stranger but what made me feel that she deserves it is her devotion to her job. She has been working as a manicurist for more than 28 years now. I don't know all about her life but I do know that she works really hard to provide for her family. I can feel that there are times she neglects pampering herself so this Jergens Ultra Healing lotion is perfect for her. It will penetrate her skin to give enough hydration and heal dryness underneath.
Pardon my photo, the light reflected on my face and made me look to white in this photo but if there is one thing I am proud of, it is the confidence I gained when I used a lotion from Jergens prior to giving a bottle to her. She was able to feel my skin before I gave her the bottle and I think it made her more excited.
MISSION #2: Left vs. Right.
Apply the new Jergens only on your left arm and leave the right arm bare. Take a photo of both arms, comparing the two and tell us your observations.
Tip of the day: Dryness prevents light from reflecting off of your skin, making it look dull and dark. Jergens with its new Hydralucence blend, instantly moisturizes skin and keeps it hydrated.
I was about to go to the grocery when I received the mission so I immediately applied Jergens Soothing Aloe on my left arm and asked my sister to take photos of both my right and left arms. The first photo actually showed that left arm appeared brighter but I was not convinced. We took the photos inside my room so the lighting is very minimal. (Pardon my nails because I swatched a nail polish prior to doing this task.)
I turned on other lights available and we took another photo. I don't know if you can clearly see but I can tell that left arm looks radiant and the skin on my right arm looks a bit flat. Of course, I did not expect too visible results with just one use but I am very happy with what I saw on the photos (I did not see this in actual).
When my mom got home, I asked her to touch and feel the skin on both my right and left arms and asked her if she feels any difference. She told me that the skin on my left arm felt smoother to touch than on my right arm. She knows I am testing out a lotion but I did not tell her which arm I applied lotion on. After what she told me, I will definitely include this in my skincare routine.
MISSION #3: Keep Hydrated.
Drink only water for today, using your Jergens tumbler. Post photos with a time stamp every time you do a refill.
Tip of the day: Dehydration makes your skin look dry and wrinkled. Keep drinking water to keep skin hydrated. Apply your favorite Jergens variant twice a day to lock in moisture and help reveal your most beautiful skin yet.
I woke up really late yesterday because I had to stay awake til 4 in the morning. When I woke up, I headed to the dining area without checking my phone so I actually drank a cup of coffee. But right after having my brunch, I checked messages on my phone. The task is to drink WATER ONLY. After reading the message, I realized that this is going to be a challenge because I don't drink water that much.
11:32 am - After having brunch.
3:00 pm - While working.
9:50 pm - While watching television.
11:45 pm - Before going to bed.
With the given time stamps, you can actually tell that I don't drink water that much. I think I am dehydrated that is why I have premature wrinkles under my eyes, dry skin and I also have irregular bowel movement. Why did I mention bowel movement? Removing toxins from our body will also result to a healthy, glowing skin. This mission helped me realize the benefits of drinking water. With water and the right skin moisturizer like the ones from Jergens, I will definitely look forward to having beautiful skin.
MISSION #4: Make someone smile.
Host a giveaway on your blog and make someone smile today. We'll take care of the prize and delivery.
Tip of the day: Aside from her smile, a woman's best accessory is her skin. Apply your favorite Jergens variant twice a day to reveal your most beautiful skin yet.
When I received this mission, I felt really happy because I am not the only one who gets the chance to experience the new Jergens. One reader will win a Jergens Gift Pack as well. I have tried the Ultra Healing and Soothing Aloe variants and if I were to choose the next one that I would love to try, it will be the Daily Moisture variant because of the promise of having 3x visibly smooth skin. How about you? Below are the brief descriptions of the new collection. Let it be your guide in answering the Rafflecopter below.
- Ultra Healing® Extra Dry Skin Moisturiser: Get visibly healthier skin by nourishing and healing your driest, roughest skin for 48 hours. With an illuminating Hydralucence™ blend plus Vitamins C, E, and B5.
- Original Beauty Lotion Dry Skin Moisturiser: Get visibly softer skin that lasts all day. With an illuminating Hydralucence™ blend and nourishing hydrators infused with our classic Cherry Almond Essence.
- Daily Moisture Dry Skin Moisturiser: Get three times visibly smooth skin with moisture that lasts up to 24 hours. With an illuminating Hydralucence™ blend plus Silk Proteins and Citrus Extracts.
- Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Moisturiser: Get visibly radiant skin that’s conditioned and enriched. Thanks to Pure African Shea Butter combined with sheen enhancing illuminating Hydralucence™ blend.
- Soothing Aloe Refreshing Moisturiser: Get visibly refreshed skin that’s noticeably soothed. With Cucumber Extract and Pure Aloe Vera plus an illuminating Hydralucence™ blend.
- Skin Firming Toning Moisturiser: Get visibly firmer skin and increased elasticity. Contains Collagen, Elastin, and an illuminating Hydralucence™ blend.
This giveaway is open to Philippine residents and will run for seven days. I will choose the winner randomly via Rafflecopter. Please read the instructions carefully. The steps are very simple; some are mandatory and some are not but the more entries you do, the more chances of winning, right? Jergens Ph will be the one who will have the prizes delivered to the winner. Thank you Jergens for this extra treat for my readers!
MISSION #5: A healthy diet is needed to keep your body strong and your skin beautiful.
Share with us a family recipe using ingredients that are good for the skin.
Tip of the day: Jergens Moisturizers work hand in hand with a healthy diet and exercise in keeping your skin stunningly beautiful. Apply your favorite Jergens variant twice a day to reveal your most beautiful skin.
My family loves to drink a house-blended smoothie to help us flush toxins we have taken in the whole day. I normally make this for my family especially when our family doctor told us that it is helping us improve our health condition. I have mild Psoriasis so this is definitely one of those that helps me get smoother and clearer skin. If you are not a fruit-eater like me or you hate vegetables, smoothie is the way to take them all in. It will be easier.
My mom would always remind me to use fresh and, if possible, organic fruits and vegetables. We even have some planted on our mini garden. For this particular recipe, I wanted to use Guyabano because it gives a lot of benefits and it contains Vitamin C and antioxidants which are good for the skin. But what we have is not ripe enough so I was not able to include it.
My Clear Skin Smoothie recipe:
3 pcs of bananas
1 medium-sized carrot
10 pcs of grapes
10 leaves of gynura procumbens
3 1/2 glasses of cold water
Basically, I just have all the ingredients blended until it produces a nice smooth consistency. At first, you may feel awkward with the taste but once you get used to it, you will definitely enjoy it plus you will see nice effects on your skin and in your whole body as well. This recipe is good for four persons and is best enjoyed with family.
Here are some of the benefits:
Banana - Potassium helps hydrate the skin and it also has anti-aging effects.
Carrot - anti-aging, healthy glowing skin because if Vitamin A and antioxidants
Grapes - anti-aging and rejuvenates the skin.
Gynura Procumbens - said to fight cancer and I think if we are healthy on the inside, it will be seen on our skin.
Water - of course, we all know that water keeps the skin hydrated and moisturized.
I hope you can try this recipe and experience great benefits too.
MISSION #6: Nurture Relationships.
Something's in the mail! We're sending you Cabalen GCs - use them to treat your mom or your fave gal pal to a surprise lunch or dinner.
Tip of the day: As you nurture relationships, nourish your skin as well for a beauty that radiates inside and out.
I was given Cabalen GCs which arrived a little late than expected. I guess it is a courier problem. But anyway, I still appreciate it and asked my mom out. Since my sister has no classes, I asked her out too. I am willing to pay additional charges because they are my best gal pals! My dad arrived home earlier than expected and it will rude of me not to ask him to join us so I did. He gladly joined us for an early dinner.
My sister is the closest girl pal to me, aside from my mom, of course. I am a home-buddy person so I usually spend my time with them. My sister and I fight most of the time because of the differences we have but that does not mean we hate each other. At the end of the day, we will still be sisters no matter what. This photo was taken inside the car on our way to SM Megamall branch of Cabalen. I was not ashamed to wear sleeveless top because I applied Jergens Soothing Aloe which made my skin instantly soft and smooth.
Here's my mom enjoying her first plate of food. She even dressed nicely for our dinner date. My mom is the best person in the world and my dad will definitely agree on this, haha! Not that he is scared of her of something but because my mom always gives what's best for us. I can't imagine life without her.
Cabalen in SM Megamall is located in the 3rd floor bridgeway. The buffet area is not that long or doesn't have too many to offer but they taste really yummy! I personally liked the Kare-Kare, Dinuguan and Crispy Kangkong.
The area is smaller compared to other eat-all-you-can restaurants but is quite spacious enough to accommodate groups of people. They even have seats outside.
After so many years, I was able to eat here again and the experience is totally awesome! I am definitely going back. Also, the experience of spending quality time with your best girlfriends is really something you will cherish forever!
MISSION #7: The Finish Line.
Look for an old full body photo of yourself taken in the last 3 months. Then, take a new photo in the exact same pose, this time holding the Jergens variant that you have been using in the past 7 days. Post the photo on your blog.
I don't have a full body photo taken within the last three months. I have gained so much weight making me a bit shy to showcase my body. I will just show you a photo taken last November 1 and a photo taken just today. It may not be that obvious but Jergens made my skin smooth and it helps moisturized my skin. I am not into lotions but this journey made me see the total value of it. My 7-day challenge may end here but my journey with Jergens will continue as I try on other variants.
Thank you so much for being with me all throughout the challenge. I enjoyed doing the every day missions and I hope you were able to get a thing or two from this long post. As I end this, I want you to know that one of the keys to having confidence and to feeling beautiful is having a nice, glowing skin. Take care of it and nurture it as you live your every day lives.