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The Jergens Chronicles: My Jergens 7 Day Challenge + Giveaway (CLOSED)


When I was invited to take the Jergens 7 Day Challenge, I repeated the word “challenge” for a couple of times and thought about how troublesome it would be for a busy mom like me. But then, I’ve always been a risk taker since time immemorial so I answered the invitation with an unwavering YES.

I recently received the “tools” or key items that I would be using for my missions. Beautifully encased in a beige tissue holder are two Jergens Skincare moisturisers and a tumbler. I get why the lotion bottles are in there, but the tumbler? Hmm. Okay, I’m excited!

Jergens 7 Day Challenge Kit

My mom used to stock up on Jergens lotions back in the days. For years, the brand has been one of the most trusted by women when it comes to skin care.

Their newest collection, which features the illuminating Hydralucence Blend technology, allows for continuous hydration while making skin look healthy and luminous. In fact according to research, 100% of women saw visible skin improvements, 95% of women experienced more noticeably beautiful skin, and 89% said their more noticeably beautiful skin lasted all day.

I must admit that I don’t moisturize my skin on a daily basis (I know, in skin care it’s a mortal sin) that’s why the product application itself is already a challenge. We’ll see if my skin will love the difference.

This blog post will serve as an activation key for my 7-day challenge. I’m now awaiting my first mission. Stay tuned!

DAY 1: Radiate Beauty From Within

MISSION #1: For your first mission, we want you to radiate beauty from within. Take a bottle of Jergens from your welcome pack and share it with a complete stranger. Tell us why you chose that person and share with us her reaction when she received your gift, and post a photo of her with her Jergens bottle. Jergens Skincare Tip of the Day: Have the confidence to approach anyone with your stunningly beautiful skin! Apply your favorite Jergens variant before embarking on this mission to achieve that instant glow. Then keep applying Jergens twice a day to achieve your most beautiful skin yet.

So my first mission is to share a bottle of Jergens with a complete stranger. Since I can’t go out today because I’m down with a cold, I looked for the closest person that would fit the “complete stranger” description.

I want you to all meet Ate Glo, my lola’s help. All I know about her is her name. I just live next door but we rarely see or interact with each other.

Jergens Mission 1

I believe that everybody deserves to feel beautiful so I have chosen her to receive the Jergens Original Beauty Lotion with illuminating Hydralucence blend and nourishing hydrators, infused with Cherry Almond Essence.

A woman, regardless of age or social status, should always take care of herself well. I’m glad that I was able to put a smile on her face when I handed her the bottle. She asked if I’m using the same lotion, and I said “Yes!”

At the end of the day, it’s not how many heads you’ve turned that counts, but how many hearts you’ve touched.

Mission #1 — ACCOMPLISHED!

DAY 2: Left vs Right

MISSION #2: Apply the new Jergens only on your left arm & leave the right arm bare. Take a photo of both arms, comparing the two & tell us your observations. Tip of the day: Dryness prevents light from reflecting off of your skin, making it look dull & dark. Jergens, with its new Hydralucence blend, instantly moisturizes skin & keeps it hydrated.

My second mission arrived rather late today but I’m thankful that the challenge isn’t so difficult to do. I applied lotion on my left arm (as instructed) and took a photo of both my arms. I used Jergens Soothing Aloe Refreshing Moisturizer with illuminating Hydralucence blend plus Cucumber Extract and Pure Aloe Vera.

Jergens Soothing Aloe Refreshing Moisturizer

I don’t know if you can see any difference, but I did. My left arm appeared to be looking much lighter and brighter than my right arm. As for the touch test? It’s undeniable that my left arm feels softer and smoother compared to the other one. I’m also happy that my skin doesn’t feel greasy at all.

I’ve come to realize that in order to keep my skin healthy and beautiful, I need to moisturize daily.

Mission #2 — ACCOMPLISHED!

Right arm on top (no lotion); left arm on bottom (with Jergens lotion)

Jergens Mission 2

DAY 3: Keep Hydrated

MISSION #3: 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 & wrinkled. Keep drinking water to keep skin hydrated. Apply your favorite Jergens variant twice a day to lock in moisture & help reveal your most beautiful skin yet.

So my challenge is to drink water (ONLY water) for the whole day. I was a bit disappointed with myself because I’ve only had 5. I started to fill my tumbler around 9:00 AM, right after the text message with my mission came in.

Today, I have been reminded the importance of water to my overall skin appearance and texture. Drinking water will help regulate my skin impurities, revealing clearer, softer skin in the long run. This particular challenge made me realize that no product can bring out my best skin condition if I’m not taking care of myself from within.

Mission #3 — ACCOMPLISHED!

Day 4: Make Someone Smile

Mission #4 Host a giveaway on your blog & 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.

You’ve read that right! One lucky reader of my blog will receive 1 Jergens Moisturisers Gift Pack. All you have to do is follow my Rafflecopter requirements to earn entries. Not all requirements are mandatory, but remember that more entries will give you more chances of winning. This giveaway is open to Philippine residents only. Good luck!

Jergens 7 Day Challenge Kit
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Mission #4 — ACCOMPLISHED!

Day 5: Healthy Habits

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.

This recipe is one of the healthiest dishes I’ve prepared/cooked for my family. Packed with vegetables and fruits, this dish is rich in vitamins (e.g. Vitamin C) and antioxidants that are good for the skin. My dad and my husband approves of this dish and I hope that you will, too!

Mission #5 — ACCOMPLISHED!

Fruity Green Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette
A refreshing fruit and veggie salad
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  1. strawberry vinaigrette dressing
  2. ground black pepper
  3. baby potatoes
  4. snow peas
  5. sweet onions
  6. schublig sausages
  7. parmesan cheese
  8. tomatoes
  9. corn kernels
  10. grapes
  11. peanuts
  12. lettuce
  1. Chop/cut veggies into bite-sized pieces.
  2. The strawberry vinaigrette dressing goes to the bottom of the mason jar.
  3. Put in all other ingredients in this order: ground black pepper, baby potatoes, snow peas, sweet onions, schublig sausages, parmesan cheese, tomatoes, corn kernels, grapes, peanuts, and lettuce.
  4. Keep inside the refrigerator.
  1. You may blanch vegetables first to soften them a bit.
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Day 6: Nurture Relationships

Mission #6: Something’s in the mail! We’re sending you Cabalen GC’s – 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 & out.

These Cabalen gift certificates came a day early so I was able to invite my mom (actually the whole family) to dine together the next day. Thank you for this heart-warming (and tummy-filling!) mission, Jergens!

Cabalen gift certificates

My mother and I weren’t really close during my teenage years. But then motherhood allowed me to understand her better, and it also made me appreciate her more. From child rearing to laundry sorting, she makes sure that I’m fully-equipped to become a better (if not the best) homemaker.

We both share the same level of “kikayness”, and mom’s very particular with skin care. But like me, she hates applying lotion because her skin feels warm and sticky afterwards. I let her try the new Jergens Soothing Aloe and she actually loved it. She said that her skin felt cooler and smoother.

Mission #6 — ACCOMPLISHED!

Jergens Mission 6

Day 7: The Finish Line

Mission #7 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.

The before and after photo below doesn’t give justice to what Jergens really did to my skin. Jergens transformed my skin from dull to glowing. Thank you Jergens for this skin-changing, confident-boosting experience. Ü

Jergens Challenge

Mission #7 — ACCOMPLISHED!

Published: 2014-11-20 07:50:36

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