Press Release

Before and AHAfter: Get the NEW Olay Luminous Niacinamide + AHA exclusively at Shopee

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Having blemish marks is a common struggle for a lot of
people. We all wish that we were blessed with perfect, flawless skin, —reality
check—everyone is different and more often than not, blemish marks stay longer than
we would want them to. While color-correcting makeup and social media filters do the
trick, don’t you wish baring your skin is as easy as it sounds? Thankfully, beauty
powerhouse Olay has got you covered with the NEW cult fave–Olay Luminous
Niacinamide + AHA Serum and Moisturizer! This new lineup is designed with Olay’s

novel technology of Niacinamide and AHA proven to be effective with 96% noticing
reduction in acne marks or sunspots*.
Not sure what’s causing your blemish marks? It can be caused by a variety of things
such as exposure to UV rays, acne, and even hormonal changes. Some of the more
common blemish marks are:
 Melasma is brown patching on the skin that usually shows up on both sides of
your face in a symmetrical way.
 Freckles are small, flat spots on your face. They are usually harmless and having
them can be genetic.
 Sunspots are defined brown to black spots on the skin caused by, you guessed it
– the sun!
 Hyperpigmentation on your face usually develop after acne has dried out.
So what’s the secret to the ingredients?
While it can get frustrating to remove blemish marks, Olay has proven that you can now
lighten them effectively in as early as 28 days. The secret of Olay? Science, of course!
AHA or Alpha Hydroxy Acids are water-soluble types of acids used for their exfoliating
and moisturizing properties. Olay Luminous Niacinamide + AHA works wonders in
significantly reducing the appearance of blemish marks when used twice a day after
cleansing, helping you achieve clearer and smoother skin after just 8 weeks of
consistent use, allowing you to be confident to step into the spotlight. While a few drops of Niacinamide after cleansing takes care of making your pores look smaller and evens out discolorations, following up with AHA at night every other day refreshes and helps in hydrating your skin.


Ready to get rid of those stubborn marks? Here are a few more tips you can do:

  1. Add Niacinamide to your skincare routine.
    Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3. It is also one of the thirteen essential vitamins that
    the body needs to function but cannot produce on its own.
    The benefits that Niacinamide can give your body ranges from reducing fine lines and
    wrinkles, strengthening the skin barrier, reduces facial pore appearance.
  2. Do not hate, exfoliate (correctly)!
    Exfoliation is not just scrubbing your face. Chemical exfoliators can be an be an
    effective way to remove dead skin cells to be able to replace them with newer, brighter
    ones. One ingredient that is perfect for exfoliation that does not dry the skin out is Lactic
    acid.
    Lactic acid is a type of AHA that weakens the bond between dead skin cells, allowing
    them to peel off more readily and stimulating exfoliation in the upper levels of the skin.
  3. Antioxidants are a must.
    Antioxidants can protect skin against free radicals triggered by stressors such as UV or
    inflammation and thereby preventing the future formation of dark spots.
    See it to believe it! Add to cart and shop the Olay Luminous Niacinamide + AHA Serum
    and Moisturizer on Shopee’s Brand Day Sale!
    *after a trial of 100 women
Press Release

New Cult Fave Alert: Olay’s NEW AHA Line Launches in Shopee

Anyone who has struggled with blemish marks can understand how frustrating it is to
resort to hiding. Hiding them with your concealer, face masks or even using different
apps to erase the blemishes can only do so much. What’s worse is that some marks
take weeks—and even forever to fade. Well, if you can relate, Olay’s got you covered.
The beauty powerhouse recently launched its NEW Olay Luminous + AHA collection
exclusively in Shopee that combines the power of their signature ingredient
niacinamide, plus AHA, the new cult fave ingredient known for helping fade stubborn
blemish marks.


What Are Blemish Marks, And Where Do They Come From?
We’ve all had our fair share of blemish marks. Depending on the type, blemish marks
can appear light brown to gray patches, at times, some can look well-defined brown to
black spots.


Blemish marks are triggered by melanin imbalance, caused by varied external and
internal stressors such UV exposure, inflammation, and even hormonal changes. These
stressors trigger signals in skin that eventually cause melanin to be produced in a
concentrated fashion, leading to the appearance of a blemish.
There’s hope, though! With the right product formulation, melanin production can be
regulated and blemish marks can eventually be cleared.

AHA Craze

Filipinas have now discovered the power of serums and have relied on their specific ingredients to help their skin adapt to various conditions. Serums, compared to moisturizers, are lighter and have potent formulations that target skin concerns without drying the skin.

One of the most well-known and tried and tested skincare ingredients is Niacinamide. Niacinamide or Vitamin B3 is proven to helps visibly improve skin texture, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone and bringing about firmer, brighter looking skin. It is also Olay’s main active ingredient that is responsible the millions of glow-ups it has given to people around the world.

This 2022, another skincare breakthrough steps into the spotlight, targeting a skin concern that most Filipinas are itching to take care of.

NEW Olay Luminous Niacinamide + AHA Serum and Moisturizer!

Adding to its line of Niacinamide products, Olay launches its scientifically advanced formula of Niacinamide + AHA. The NEW Olay Luminous Niacinamide + AHA Serum and Moisturizer penetrate the skin with top ingredients to reduce stubborn blemish marks for clearer and smoother skin.

Skincare junkies can get first dibs on this new line starting January 17 on Shopee and see how reduced stubborn blemish marks in two weeks of use.

The AHA Solution

AHA or Alpha Hydroxy Acids are water soluble types of acids used for their exfoliating and moisturizing properties. AHA has been a common ingredient in most skincare products and is a staple in Korean skincare.   Olay’s scientifically-backed technology uses seven types of AHA, with the most promising being the lactic acids used in Olay Luminous Niacinamide+ AHA Super Serum and Cream. P&G scientists have formulated an optimal blend of AHA & Niacinamide complex which works across skin layers, compared with other AHA products that works only on the surface of the skin.

Lactic Acid nurtures skin cell renewal, moisturizes the skin, and increases dermal and epidermal thickness, which make skin look brighter, smoother, and more even. It is also of the more gently AHA in skincare.

This new year, welcome clearer smoother skin without hiding or covering. Be the first ones to try Olay Luminous Niacinamide + AHA. Get them as low as Php 1,047 (30% off) in Shopee Brands Spotlight festival on January 17.

Beauty and Style, color analysis, Fashion, Image Consultancy

Personal Color Analysis: Your Hair Color Matters!

Your hair color matters! Sometimes you can get your clothes and make-up colors right, but the wrong hair color can throw off the harmony in your look.

Beauty and Style, Press Release

Want to Live a Plant-Powered Lifestyle this 2022? Here’s an Easy Way to Start

The new year is almost here — a time to reflect and make positive changes to your lifestyle. This is the perfect chance to look back on your wellness, and how your environment highly affects your mood and happiness.

As another year ends, an opportunity to shift your lifestyle unfolds. Why not consider a plant-powered lifestyle? It has a lot of benefits not just for your physical wellbeing but also for your mental health. Apart from the many benefits that you can experience from a sustainable lifestyle, it’s also another way of giving back to Mother Nature especially when you support products that are plant-powered.

 If you’re on the lookout for ways to be more eco-conscious and shift to a plant-powered lifestyle this 2022, it’s easy to start with small changes in your everyday life. It can even be as simple as choosing beauty products that not only help you feel good about yourself but is good for the environment as well.

One trending plant ingredient is Blue Ginger, or Galangal, which has been used for centuries in Asia in cooking and medicine. Blue ginger contains properties that help remove impurities from your hair, cleanse, and revitalize strands. But only a few brands have explored this powerful plant. Good thing, this year’s MEGA Beauty Awards eco-friendly winner, Herbal Essences bio:renew already includes a variant with blue ginger among its wide range of plant-powered haircare products so you can easily try it out. 

The Herbal Essences bio:renew Revitalising Blue Ginger & Micellar Shampoo contains real Blue Ginger, as certified by plant experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It’s made to refresh your strands, remove impurities, and make them feel smoother from root to tip, you would want to touch your hair so often you #CantUnfeelIt. You also get to enjoy an amazing plant-powered shower with a scent experience of blue ginger, floral bouquets, and clean musk. Herbal Essences bio:renew Blue Ginger and Micellar Shampoo is paraben-free, silicone-free, and colorant-free. It’s also color-safe, pH-balanced, and crafted to be safe for color-treated hair. The Herbal Essences bottles are also made of 25% recycled plastic.

Start your shift to a plant-powered lifestyle by switching to Herbal Essences. Not only will you be giving your hair extra care, but Mother Nature as well. Herbal Essences bio:renew collection are made from real botanicals with 0% parabens, silicones, glutens and colorants. Your hair will feel so healthy, you won’t be able to unfeel it.

Achieve a more sustainable lifestyle this 2022  through small changes and experience good hair days you can’t unfeel when you shop Herbal Essences through Lazada or Shopee.

Beauty and Style, Practical Beauty, Press Release

Must-have Olay Serums to Include in Your Skin Care Regimen

The skin thrives in steady situations — no sudden weather changes, regular sleeping patterns, and a  balanced lifestyle. In today’s time, however, change happens more constantly than we’d like.  When it comes to skin care, some Filipinas have relied on the power of serums to help their skin adapt to various weather conditions, routine changes, and maintain great skin all throughout different situations. If you haven’t tried face serums, you might be missing out. Here’s why you should include serums in your skin care regimen.

The Truth About Serums

In a skin care routine, serums are usually applied after the toner. Serums stand out from the rest of the usual skin care regimen because they are light, fast-absorbing, and delivers a high concentration of active ingredients. Serums target specific skin concerns that may not be easily resolved with your usual skin care routine because your skin has different needs in different environments.

But one thing is consistent in all Olay serums — the science of Niacinamide infused with other active ingredients that help your skin look consistently glowing. Niacinamide or Vitamin B3 helps reduce skin inflammation, redness, and strengthens the skin barrier, so your skin remains well hydrated. It also chemically exfoliates the skin for a brighter and less dull appearance.

While different types of serums work on various skin types and address specific skin concerns brought about by varying lifestyle factors, with Olay’s unique technology, the serums can penetrate the skin with 40% better hydration. Depending on your skin needs, you may even use two or more serums in your regimen. Give your skin the gift of glow this holiday season with these Olay serums you surely can’t skip out on.

Olay White Radiance Light Perfecting Essence

If an uneven skin tone and dark spots have been keeping you from glowing skin, the Olay White Radiance Essence can help bring your glow out. Its formula contains Pearl Optics Technology that helps radiate the skin from within by improving translucency and light reflectiveness.  This serum has won beauty awards because of its anti-aging breakthrough that keeps skin protected for the years to come by.

Olay Retinol24 Night Serum

To those who have lost track of the day and time by staying up all night, the Olay Retinol24 Night Serum will take care of your skin while you sleep. This serum provides overnight regeneration with its powerful formulation of Retinol that has been proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, fades dark spots, and tightens pores. It delivers anti-aging ingredients deep into your skin’s surface for plumper, firmer skin — so you wake up as if the morning after is not a disaster.

Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide24 Serum

While most beauty products claim to be packed with high concentration of collagen, only a few can penetrate the skin well, leaving collagen just at the surface of your face. Olay’s formula of Niacinamide and Collagen Peptide24 in each bottle of the Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptime24 Serum stimulates collagen production like how collagen would occur naturally. This helps make skin look firmer and maintain moisture. And with 2 weeks of use, the skin is visibly tightened, more supple, and firmer than ever.

Olay Super Serums

Unlike regular creams & serums, Olay Super Serum line has Niacinamide, which can address three different skin concerns. When Niacinamide is mixed with other ingredients like Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and Cica it can penetrate 10 layers deep into the skin for hydration, even skin tone, and fade away dark spots and discoloration. 

Dealing with uneven skin tone and dark spots? The Olay White Radiance Niacinamide + Vitamin C Super Serum evens out the skin tone, reduces dark spots, and leaves skin glowing as ever. 

If your skin feels dry or dehydrated from the ever-changing circumstances, the Olay White Radiance Niacinamide + Hyaluronic Super Serum is just for you. Hyaluronic is a powerful humectant, which attracts and binds water, keeping the skin fully hydrated while looking dewy and bouncy.

For skin that’s looking tired and dull, the Olay White Radiance Niacinamide + Cica Super Serum provides a healthy glow. The combination of Niacinamide and Cica soothes skin damage and leaves it with a much smoother surface. Cica is a natural extract known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-yellowness effect to keep your skin looking radiant.

Your skin needs that extra TLC so you can glow through no matter what sudden changes life throws at you. Whether you’re recovering from a late-night, getting ready for another zoom call, or finally meeting up face-to-face, you can come prepared with healthy, glowing skin. With all the things you must skip, your glowing skin should not be one of them with Olay serums that target your skin woes from deep within. 

Don’t skip on a well-deserved holiday glow! Collect the Olay serums that your skin needs and maintain glowing skin from deep within by heading over to all leading drugstores and beauty stores nationwide. You can also check out Olay serums through Lazada or Shopee.

Beauty and Style, Image Consultancy

Body Type and Body Shape Confusions | INGRID NIETO Talks

“𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗼 𝗜 𝗱𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝘆 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝘁𝘆𝗽𝗲?” “𝗪𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝘁𝘆𝗽𝗲 𝘀𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗺 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗜 𝘀𝘂𝗯𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲?” In this video I talk about the different body type systems and how can knowing these benefit you, and how to curate your wardrobe.

Beauty and Style, Image Consultancy, Practical Beauty

What Does an Image Consultant Do? | INGRID NIETO Vlogs

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼 𝗜𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗱𝗼? 𝗜𝘀 𝗶𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗮𝗻𝗰𝘆 𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲-𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀? 𝗦𝘁𝘆𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀? 𝗙𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘀?

Image Consultants do more than just make-overs and fashion recommendations. Learn more about what image consulting is and what it takes to be one.

food, Practical Advice

Weight Benefits of a Balanced Vegetarian Diet

When it comes to healthy weight loss, one of the secrets of success is to eat a balanced diet. Balance here means eating the right amount of nutritious food. In our fast food, take-out world, it is easy to get the quantities wrong and also miss out on the quality.

Getting back to the basics is important. Instead of snacking constantly during the day, do your best to eat three regular meals. Cook or have your food cooked using wholesome, natural ingredients, and then eat in a relaxed, mindful manner. It is not only a question of what you eat but how you eat that counts.

Photo by Polina Kovaleva from Pexels

You may be surprised to know that in France, the land of indulgent cheeses and gourmet foods, people, in general, stay slim. The reason is apparent once you go to a local outdoor market where large quantities of fresh vegetables are sold. The French prepare balanced meals and still manage to eat together more often.

So, sit down with your family and friends and eat nice meals together. If you are troubled by “demon hunger” during the day, eat a few pieces of fruit rather than a donut or any other fattening food.

While there are many fad diets (low fat, low carb, paleo etc.) that are being promoted today, it is far better if you can settle into a way of life that you can easily and happily follow for the rest of your life.

The vegetarian diet consists of fruits, vegetables, grains, and milk products. While this diet has benefits, you still have to be mindful that if you have too much all the time and do not exercise, then it can still lead to weight gain.

Substitute meat dishes with soy products, lentils, other legumes, and whole grains. You can get enough protein (especially if you also consume nuts and milk products) so you don’t have to worry about it.

You can also enjoy yourself in the process. Instead of an ice cream thick shake, blend together fruits, juice, and yogurt and make a healthy smoothie. Losing weight does not require you to suffer; it is only a question of choosing your food well and balancing your lifestyle.

If you want to lose weight in a long-term basis, you have to change your diet or your pattern of exercise or both. Try out a balanced vegetarian diet and if you find it helpful, you can stick with it for the rest of your life.

Fashion

Mix and Match: My Wedding Bustier Top

I intentionally had my wedding gown made in separate pieces so I could create new looks even after the wedding. In this video, I show you how I’ve paired the bustier top with different items in my closet.

Look 1: Paired the bustier with my light gold pleated skirt. Can be worn for an early evening or afternoon event with simple accessories.

Anyone else here who’s re-styled their wedding gown pieces to be worn with different articles of clothing? Would love to see how you did yours. You can tag me on Instagram: @MissIngridNieto to share your looks.

Wedding gown by Johanna Design Studio

color analysis, Image Consultancy

The Basic Color Sets You Should Have in Your Wardrobe

Colors can affect you and others, not just visually but psychologically as well. There are certain colors that have an aesthetically pleasing effect on you and then there are those that do the opposite.

Have you ever experienced being told by your friends or colleagues that “You look extra nice today!” “You’re glowing! Are you in love?” and you wonder what it is because you know you didn’t do anything special in particular for that day? It could be that you were wearing a color that complemented your skin so well that it made it lift, making you appear healthier and brighter.

I fell in love with color dressing after learning about it in finishing school many years ago. While I’ve always been a lover of bright and intense colors, there was also a period in my life when I just resorted to simple black and white because I thought, it would be a good way to just simplify my wardrobe. Sure, having to choose between two colors won’t require much time but it is very limiting. You want to be able to play around with colors and use them to your advantage because these can help you as you carve your personal brand, it helps convey your personality visually and also exudes what you’re feeling. Remember we communicate who we are even before we get the chance to say something, so it’s important to have that memorable visual impact.

Before you go on a wild shopping spree, I recommend that you do a wardrobe and lifestyle audit first to see what you already have. This also allows you to assess where you are in your life, if your current wardrobe pieces still serve you and what basics you may be lacking that you need to prioritize. As you assess your current lifestyle and wardrobe condition, it’s important to note these basic color sets that will help you get started.

Neutrals are important because they’re the easiest to mix and match with your other color groups. You can wear the same neutral-colored bottoms and mix it up with your other colored tops and accessories. Remember, it’s not about having tons of clothes in your wardrobe. You want to be able to use and re-use all the items in your closet by creating multiple looks through clever mixing and matching.

Now you might be wondering, what part of my wardrobe should be neutrals, lights and in accent colors? As you work towards a more functional wardrobe, make sure that you have the following items in neutral colors:

  • Work slacks or chinos
  • Jeans (Dark wash, navy blue or regular blue jeans)
  • Pencil or Pleated Skirts
  • Business Coat or Blazer
  • Cardigan
  • Long-sleeved button-down shirt
  • Basic round neck or v-neck shirt
  • Basic shoes like pumps, heels, flats, loafers and casual sneakers

The items in the light color group are best worn as tops (shirts, polos, blouses) and dresses, to be combined with the neutrals and the accent colors.

The accent colors add zest to an outfit that may look bland, lack interest or too safe. Depending on your lifestyle and profession, it is best to keep accent colors as focal pieces to maintain an elegant chic look. However, if you’re going for a bold look that speaks volumes, playing with color intensities can convey your creativity and adventurous style.

If you want to delve deeper into the world of color dressing, check out my video playlist on Youtube where I tackle different topics on image and color analysis.