Nivea Sun Island Escapade

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It’s hard to believe that Summer is nearing when we are currently experiencing chilly weather in the city.

When the folks at Nivea Sun invited me to an island escapade, I didn’t think twice. I love the cool temperature but I also miss the sunny weather and the wonderful islands of El Nido, Palawan.

The beautiful Lagen Island Resort was my home for a few days.

Home suite home: My very own villaaaahhhhh!

My “muni-muni” balcony, haha! What a picturesque view!

Welcome goodies from Nivea Sun. Yay!

Our first agenda when we arrived in paradise was to eat and relax. I’m so down with that! It’s time to smell the roses, er, bougainvillea.

The late afternoon was spent at the poolside with a cold beverage in hand while getting the lowdown on Nivea Sun’s revolutionary products — this is the life!

According to Alex Schwieger, Nivea Philippines’ Country Manager, “This is the first-ever sunscreen in the market that can stimulate the skin’s natural tanning process, and at the same time enhance its built-in protective mechanism because of melanin production. And we couldn’t be any more proud with this breakthrough.”

From left: Dr. Stephan Ruppert, Regional Research & Development Director, Asia Pacific, giving us the 411 on skin care; Raisa Mislang, Group Brand Manager, Nivea Body; John Lee, Brand Manager of Nivea Sun; Alex Schwiegner, Nivea Philippines’ Country Manager

Jon Lee, Assistant Brand Manager for Nivea Sun added, “This is a product that took years of extensive research, and we were inspired by the natural tanning process of the skin, while protecting it against sun damage and UV radiation. Now, you can get a naturally even, beautiful tan without risking sun damage anymore.”

Dynamic duo: John Lee, Brand Manager of Nivea Sun and Raisa Mislang, Group Brand Manager, Nivea Body

The all-new Nivea Sun Protect & Bronze is specifically designed to let you take the utmost delight in basking under the sun for that even, beautiful tan. You get a sunscreen that works with the skin’s natural tanning process by stimulating melanin production, all while caring for the skin with immediate and optimum UV protection in one bottle!

I-hashtag na ‘yan!

Raisa Mislang, Group Brand Manager, Nivea Body; Dr. Stephan Ruppert, Regional R&D Director, Asia Pacific; Alex Schwieger, Country Manager; Jon Lee, Brand Manager, Nivea Sun

The day was capped off with a fabulous sand soireé at Sandbar in Entuala Island. It was all about seaside dinner, drinks and dance!

One of the highlights of my trip was the Detox & Smoothie Workshop by Flow SurfYogaSamba. I learned new healthy and yummy raw food recipes and I also got to hangout with some girlfriends.

Meet the lovely girls of Flow SurfYogaSamba, Noelle Hilario & Denise Gonzales-Bernardo. They taught us how to make delicious smoothies and quick & easy raw food meals. Scroll down below for the recipes.

Green Girls. Bubbles Paraiso and Maggie Wilson-Consunji joined the workshop too. They are two of the hottest female celebrities in my book! I also found out that they eat mostly healthy food and work out religiously. Peg na ‘to!

All that green smoothie and raw food can boots one’s energy so a much-needed island hopping is in order.

Island photos taken by Bubbles Paraiso. Thanks, Bubby!!!

My beauty ritual for the day: Cleanse, protect & tan, cool down, moisturize

Step 1: Cleansing and exfoliating are key to get an even tan.

Nivea Deep Cleansing Mud Foam goes down deep into the pores to effectively clean dirt and oil. More importantly, it is formulated to clear 10 different make-up residues that can be left behind by make-up removers: make-up oils, press powder, foundation, blush, highlighting powders, eye shadow, eyeliner, silicone, cream residues, and sunscreen.

Step 2: Protection or tan? Have both!

Nivea Sun Protect & Bronze provides immediate UVA and UVB protection of SPF 20. It then supports the skin’s own natural tanning process using the natural plant extract, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, by stimulating melanin production.

Step 3: Soothing and refreshing care for after sun exposure

Nivea Sun After Sun Spray Cool soothes your skin, and restore lost moisture with aloe vera. Quickly absorbed by your skin and provides refreshing care after a long day under the sun.

Step 4: Moisturizing and caring sun protection for the body and face, especially for prolonged sun exposure.

Nivea Sun Moisturizing Lotion has immediate UVA and UVB protection to prevent sunburn and skin aging with SPF 30 and SPF 50 variants. Advanced collagen protect prevents wrinkles caused by frequent sun exposure.

More island hoping means more protection of the skin

Island photo taken by Bubbles Paraiso

Nivea Sun Moisturizing Face Cream has the same protection for your face with SPF 50, featuring Vitamin E to protect your skin from free radicals.

More refreshing and moisturizing Nivea products after the fun under the sun

Lemongrass & Oil Soap, Nivea Cream, Nivea Intensive Moisture, Nivea Fresh & Pure Wipes

For our last night in the island, we were treated to an elegant alfresco dinner by the pool, music from DJ Karl Ty and the Flow SurfYogaSamba crew and cocktails.

 Magandang gabi! Nandito na po ang may-ari ng resort, haha! 

I wore a caftan and went bare-faced on my last night in the island. Notice my light tan? Thanks to Nivea Sun Protect & Bronze!

Fun, fun, fun! Samba, Samba, Sambaaaaaaa!

Literally, the pasabog of the night!

I woke up at the crack of dawn on my last day in Lagen Island. Watching the sun light up the surrounding islands reminded me of the beauty of the Philippines. I also miss nature. With the busy schedule I keep in the city, this relaxing and fun getaway has rejuvenated my body and soul. I truly felt beautiful inside and out.

Thank you to the Nivea crew for a chill out sesh in paradise!

Add to cart:

The latest innovation by the world’s no. 1 sunscreen brand, Nivea Sun is finally here!

Nivea Sun Protect & Bronze is a revolutionary product that provides immediate, reliable protection and an even, beautiful tan. Nivea Sun Protect Bronze is dermatologically proven to be non-sticky, water-resistant, and contains no self-tanning properties.

Did you know? Nivea invented SPF in 1975

Best part: It contains no artificial colorants or bronzing agents. Because it naturally works with your skin’s own tanning process, your tan will look natural and even.

Thanks again Nivea team for a relaxing and insightful getaway!

It’s time to embrace the sun – minus the guilt!

Shoppingero/shoppingera, try the all-new Nivea Sun Protect & Bronze!

Nivea Sun Protect & Bronze Spray SPF20 200ml is priced at an SRP of P599.00 and will be available starting this February in all leading department stores, drug stores and supermarkets.

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