If you were affected by the water crisis this month, this is the product launch you should pay attention to!
Unilever’s sustainability-focused brand Love Beauty and Planet has just unveiled their releases for the summer months. Their products are all vegan, ethically sourced, and dispensed in 100% recycled bottles. Most importantly, their products have fast rinse technology, so you can spend less time in the shower. With the severe El Niño affecting more and more regions in the Philippines, the only way to stay pretty and stay relevant at the same time is to stock up on LB&P products.
We all gathered at SM Makati’s events area to check out the new products and hear from the brand managers.
Dani De Leon, Unilever SEAA Hair R&D Total Project Lead, shared how the Love Beauty and Planet’s new products fare against other brands. LB&P’s shampoo makes hair bouncy, but hydrated and free from static frizz. The lotion is lightweight, and is sort of this lightweight gel hybrid, but it locks in a whole lot of moisture into the skin. And of course, there’s their conditioner with fast rinse technology!
They invited several sustainable living experts to speak on their own journeys and experiences. The best takeaway is from Winnie Wong who shared how it’s important to not nitpick on each other. I totally agree with that. We’ve gotten to this point of being too woke that people are no longer given room to learn and grow. Sustainability is not this one day change kind of thing. One just can’t get rid of their whole carbon footprint in a day, and I also think that on the animals and ethical sourcing part, it’s still not possible for someone to have 100% ethical consumption. It takes time, and the important thing is we are all taking the steps to get to the goal of a better world together instead of bringing each other down.
This is me while the program was happening. This is a first! No one usually ever takes photos of the audience during the program, so in like 5 years of attending events, this is my first photo of this kind.
Okaaay let’s get to the products! For the Coconut Oil and Ylang Ylang range, there’s shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. While for the Coconut Water and Mimosa range there’s shampoo conditioner, body wash, and body lotion.
BTW, they are actually installing deposit centers/boxes for LB&P products in major retailers soon! Because if you think of it, dispensing the products in 100% recycled bottles is just one thing. Once the consumer is done with the bottle, what comes next? Without a collection method, of course, the bottles will all just go to landfills. Once collected, there’s so much potential for these bottles. They can be reused for refilling, turned into other plastic containers, or turned into eco bricks.
Here’s me with the Coconut Water and Mimosa Flower lotion! The smell is lightweight, and though I wish it were more intense, I think it will serve its purpose well. I know some people get too overwhelmed with coconut scented products, so this I think exactly is just the right amount of coconut to delight (if that even makes sense). Coz I know some people get dizzy when it’s too much… This is just right, and like the core ranges of LB&P, these summer offerings have invigorating and lovely aromas.
And I finally got a photo with Sirene Sutton!!! I have attended shows where she modeled, but I wasn’t able to get a photo with her. Finally, I got one!