Once again, Kris Aquino proves why she was named one of YES! magazine's top celebrity endorsers.
At the recent press event at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel last August 8, Kris was introduced as Procter & Gamble's newest endorser for Olay Total Effects skin care products.
The actress-TV host revealed that three months prior to signing with the company, she started using Olay's products religiously and noticed amazing results.
"Honestly kasi, I think na yung Total Effects kasi and ang Olay is a brand na kahit sino will be proud to endorse. Kasi pag sinabi mong you endorse Olay, beautiful ka.
"Sino ba naman ang ayaw maging beautiful? And as I said talaga, before we signed talaga, tatlong buwan ko talagang sinubukan. Lahat.
"They sent me three boxes of all their products from all price points; pina-try nila. Kasi di ba may high end [line], yung alam niyo pag nagpupunta kayo [sa stores] naka-susi? Iyon.
"So lahat no'n sinubukan ko para at least pag ginawa ko na yung commercial, alam ko; I'm speaking from experience, kasi ang hirap to just mouth off lines," she said.
It's not about the money. Kris knows that to become an effective endorser, you have to believe in the product you're selling.
At the press event, the queen of all media shared how she maintains her "naturally fair" skin with the help of skin care products.
Although she has tried other expensive brands, including Japanese brand SK-II and Crème de La Mer, which can cost up to 60,000 pesos for a large bottle, Kris said her latest discovery is not only the best whitening and anti-aging product rolled into one, it is also the most affordable product for the average, beauty-conscious Filipina.
Aside from face creams, Kris said she swears by Total Effects skin care line, which help her look younger.
"Honestly, heto yung totoo. Iyong facial wash na ginagamit ko na Olay, nag-hoard ako nung nag-Bangkok [ako] kasi yung variant na iyon na walang fragrance, doon meron, e, tapos sa Hong Kong din.
"Tapos, ginagamit ko talaga yung Olay Total Effects Gentle na may built-in, I think it's SPF 19, if I'm not mistaken. Tapos, 'yon na 'yon. Go na 'ko.
"And then, yung sa gabi meron sila na parang booster serum. Parang wala din yata tayo nun [dito sa Pilipinas], e... sa Hong Kong ko nabili yun, e. Para siyang shell tapos ihahalo mo dun sa Total Effects na night cream.
"And then may eye cream sila na I swear super bongga! Kasing level ng SK-II, La Mer, pero at 10 percent of the cost. Pero yun hindi rin ako sure kung meron dito. Kasi nga, binigyan nila ako ng tatlong kahon and then nung nagpunta 'ko [abroad], namili na 'ko kasi hiyang talaga."
Kris said she has tried the brand's products for the body.
"Tapos yung body wash sa ano, sa States [ako nakabili]. Actually, sa S&R meron na. Olay Total Effects [body wash]. Madami tapos iba-iba [na variant]. Meron pang pampa-relax, pang gabi, so iba yung ginagamit ko.
"Maarte lang ako, iba yung body wash ko na [Total] Effects 'pag morning, iba yung gabi.
"Tapos meron pang Total Effects na may body scrub na body wash. Pero imported din yun."
Kris said she has tested another product, which unfortunately is still not available in the Philippines.
"Yung ikinukuwento ko sa inyong [Olay White Radiance] UV whitening, I keep telling them [Procter & Gamble Philippines], e, 'Dalhin niyo na dito kasi yun ang sisikat talaga dito.
"Dahil pag nilagay mo may sheen, at meron kang parang may baby powder effect... may parang shimmer. It's so nice! But it's made in Japan so I guess it's mahal. Pero it's also Olay."
Kris said it's like Bathina [body balm], which celebrities apply on their arms and legs so their skin would look shimmery and hydrated during long photo shoots.
The UV Whitening cream also helps lighten freckles, a common problem of women with fair skin.
Kris said she also keeps her skin healthy from the inside by drinking lots of water, eating fruits and sticking to a healthy diet.
"Every day, I drink at least 5 to 6 liters of water.
"Every day ang breakfast ko may fruit platter kasi, sinabihan ako na 6 to 8 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, lalong lalo na because cancer runs in our family, so fruits galore."