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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, 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.

Beauty and Style, Practical Beauty

My Acne “Wake-up Call” | INGRID NIETO Vlogs

Taking off from last week’s MAKE-UP KIT DIET video, this week I’ll tell you more about what led me to minimize the make-up and skin care products I used on my skin: an acne breakout that wouldn’t go away with regular cleansing, toning, facials and zit solutions. I also talk about the importance of consulting with a board-certified dermatologist who can help you address your skin problems and skin care concerns.

Beauty and Style, Image Consultancy, Practical Beauty, Practical Living

THE MAKE-UP KIT DIET | INGRID NIETO Vlogs

Dropping Part 1 of my mini-series on skin care and make-up. In this video I discuss my make-up obsession years ago, how I changed my make-up style through the years and what pushed me to go on a MAKE-UP KIT DIET. I also talk about the unnecessary products I purchased before and the only ones I’ve maintained and used in the recent years.

Beauty and Style, Fashion, Image Consultancy, Practical Advice, Practical Beauty

THE BENEFITS OF PERSONAL COLOR ANALYSIS | INGRID NIETO Vlogs

As promised, here’s a deeper explanation of personal Color Analysis, the benefits of getting yours professionally done & a walkthrough of some color systems that have been developed through the years. In this video I also show you more of my color mishaps and illustrate how these can throw off your whole look.

In case you haven’t caught it, here’s the Color Analysis 101 (Part 1) video:

Image Consultancy, Practical Advice, Practical Beauty, Tips and Life Hacks, Video Blog

A PRIMER ON PERSONAL COLOR ANALYSIS | INGRID NIETO Vlogs

So what is this color analysis thing Ingrid keeps talking about? Ever heard about 𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒄𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒓𝒔 𝒅𝒐𝒏𝒆 by a professional color consultant?

𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐞𝐧𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐲 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐰. Colors can also help you communicate your personality and as an image management tool, help you reach your goals.

 

Fashion, Practical Advice, Practical Beauty, Practical Living, Speaking, Video Blog

Wardobe Mishaps That Make You Look Unpolished and Unprofessional | INGRID NIETO Vlogs

Looking polished and professional doesn’t mean you always have to be decked in designer goods from head to toe. Sometimes, it’s the simple things like making sure your clothes are pressed, there are no loose threads and you wear styles that are apt for your body type and proportions. See what little habits you may be guilty of that give off the impression of being unkempt and unprofessional.

 

Beauty and Style, events, Practical Beauty, Video Blog

Human Nature’s First SM Branch + Disturbing Classmates at the Library | INGRID NIETO Vlogs

Congratulations Human Nature! They just launched their first SM branch and sarado pa din sila pag Sunday so their employees can take a break, have time for the Lord and their family. Get free consultation at the different stations when you drop by–Skin Analysis, Beauty Consultation, Beauty & Essential Oils. Since SM North was just near my school, I stopped by na din to get my book for tomorrow’s class. We have homework na agad! #Intense #HumanNature #HumanHeartNature #ATS #ATSKami #MALife

 

Beauty and Style, Practical Advice, Practical Beauty, Practical Living, Spiritual Reflections

LIVING WITH LESS, LITTLE BY LITTLE

Over the past four years, I’ve made it a habit to clean out my room and re-assess my belongings before welcoming the new year. This blog is a little late (as I have been swamped with work and school papers), but trust me, the decluttering process has been consistent. Going through tons of stuff, clothing and shoes has made me wince at the fact that not all the purchases I made were wise ones to begin with. I thought that by investing in affordable pieces, I was winning but one thing I’ve proven—you really get what you pay for.

SHOES
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I don’t want to speak in general because I’ve met a lot of practical girls, but don’t we somehow dream at least once in our lives to have a roomful of beautiful shoes? I don’t  want to put the blame on Imelda Marcos but I’d say her collection has influenced me as a young teenager, to have as many shoes as I want. Heels, flats, mules, sandals in different colors and fabrics. Back then, I thought “I’ll use my own money anyway, so this is totally okay.” When I began working and got my own salary, I let my little obsession run loose—I bought about two pairs every month.

28936_119594764740179_4708811_nAt that time, Janylin had effectively positioned itself as a Filipino shoe brand that produces high quality, beautifully-designed footwear that stands the test of time. Of course, each pair would cost around P2,500-3,500. Quite hefty if you were to compare it to the price mark of other department store brands at that time. Payless Shoe Source then, wasn’t also that big yet in the Philippines.

A year or two later, I noticed that most of the shoes and bags I purchased from department stores easily disintegrated. The material flaked and peeled off and the colors faded. And I thought I was such a smart shopper. I ended up having to reinforce the footwear by taking them to Mr. Quickie. The repairs were quite costly (if compounded) because Mr. Quickie doesn’t scrimp on the quality of their work and the replacement parts. I computed the cost of the shoes + cost of repair/reinforcement and ended up realizing that the overall cost was enough to buy a new pair. One thing I can say though—compared to my other shoes, my Janylin heels have stood the test of time. The leather doesn’t disintegrate. If you wear them regularly though, it would help to put a rubber install lining and have the heel bottoms replaced to make them last longer.

I now only have about half of the number of shoes I used to own. While I still keep my key colors: black, white, nude, pink, blue, green and purple (these are easy to mix and match with my wardrobe), I am no longer inclined to purchase many of the same kind. What I discovered last year is that, I ENJOY SNEAKERS and low wedges! Oh my goodness. If you know me from way back, you’re probably familiar with my love for high heels and stilettos. I still get to wear them for events from time to time BUT only for a few hours. SERIOUSLY GUYS. Ang sakit sa likod. You also don’t get to walk as freely because there’s that fear of slipping or tripping and when that happens—good luck with that sprain.

CLOTHES

P1030536-001Girls have tons of options when it comes to clothing. Clothing is truly one of the biggest industries worldwide and even if you’re not that much into fashion, it is inevitable that you will buy clothes. Of course you have your basic, everyday casual wear, work clothes, something for sports and recreation and then there are those for special occasions. While fashion has always been an interest, I was never obsessed with luxury brands and I have my grandmother and mother to thank for that.

1 Peter 3:3 says that the beauty of a woman should not come from outward adornment. While there isn’t anything wrong with wanting to look good and be presentable, as believers it is important to check on our motives. Do we call attention to ourselves, giving more importance to the outer appearance than our soul and character? Ashamed as I am to admit this, back then, I used fashion to make myself stand out. I wanted to be known for my sense of style. The opinions of people fed my ego but the opinion of my God, I didn’t give much importance to. 😦

I did make a lot of impulsive purchases and sadly, the items may have been affordable but they did not stand the test of time. I let these items appeal to my ego and senses that I didn’t even pause to scrutinize the quality and wearability, and if these would cause others to stumble. As I got deeper in my relationship with God, I learned to include Him whenever I would pick clothes:

“If I wear/buy this Lord, will I call unnecessary attention to myself?”

“Do I really need to spend this huge amount for this?”

“Will it be honoring to You, if I wore this Lord?”

I also found myself getting rid of a lot of things every time I would declutter. I realized that I gathered so much but really, when I die I don’t get to bring any of them because they will only be left behind.

Nowadays, when I shop for clothes, I look at the fit, comfort, color, quality and wearability. I’m not so much a fan of “one time-wear” clothing. I like mixing and matching. The key to practical shopping, I’ve learned, is to choose items which you can wear multiple times in different ways. It’s good to have a balance of basic colors and prints in your wardrobe. Dresses in solid colors can be easily worn with different jackets and shawls, and can even be used as tops for your skirts. I usually buy my basic dresses off the rack, but for prints I’ve discovered the joy of having them custom-made. I pick and buy the tela myself and have them sewn into designs/patterns that I like. Another bonus: since it’s not mass-produced, the mananahi works on it with so much care and attention to detail.

Anyone else here who’s done some decluttering and minimizing? What are some of the things you’ve realized? What changes have you made so far? Let me know through the comments or send me a PM on Facebook. See you guys soon! Have a blessed week!