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Give More Smiles this Christmas with sustainable gifts from Watsons

Watsons kicks off the most wonderful time of the year and the longest season in the Philippines—Christmas—by reaffirming its commitment to providing customers with more sustainable health, wellness, and beauty products.

To help the public with choosing sustainable products to give as holiday gifts and bring with them on vacations, Watsons is holding a sustainable holiday gifting event from November 15 to 20 at The Podium. The event spotlights Watsons Sustainable Choices, the retailers’ selection of products that are safe and nourishing for the skin and free from harmful ingredients that could harm you and the planet; or those that can be refilled so plastic waste is reduced; or those that contain ethically sourced and sustainably processed ingredients; or have better and more eco-friendly packaging.

During the launch on November 15, Watsons had resource speakers talk about its role as a responsible retailer and how important it is for consumers to make more sustainable choices.

When shopping for Christmas gifts, we hope our customers consider the planet and choose sustainability. Watsons is glad to offer them eco-friendly products, which are more sustainable from the materials and the manufacturing process to the packaging, and ultimately to the disposal of the product,” said Viki Encarnacion, Watsons PR and Sustainability.

The special guest during the launch is author, environment advocate, and philanthropist Brian Poe Llamanzares, who recently co-published a book titled “A Sustainable Future” with Manila Bulletin.

Encarnacion was also one of the keynote speakers during the opening. She discussed how Watsons practices the three Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle). Zyra Tinio, Watsons Senior Category Manager for Beauty, talked about giving customers access to Sustainable Choices products.

There was also an open panel discussion with P&G, Unilever, and a Watsons Club member on sustainability. The two multinational companies gave updates on how their sustainability efforts are going at this point.

The event will help make shopping for holiday gifts more fun and sustainable, from the gift itself to the packaging as Watsons asks its customers to Give More Smiles This Christmas. For the event, Watsons supplier-partners will showcase their most sustainable and practical products.

The brands that are showcasing their Sustainable Choices products during the event are Watsons, Quick FX, Garnier, L’Oreal, Aveeno, Neutrogena, Palmolive, Herbal Essences, Dove, Bioten, St. Ives, Zenutrients and Curls, Moringana, Gluta C, The Body Shop, BLK, Naturals by Watsons, and Sekaya.

There is also an information wall in the Watsons activation in The Podium so shoppers could see how they could effectively Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle to help mitigate the effects of consumerism on the planet and its resources.

During the event, shoppers can also get Watsons Do Good canvas bags, which they can decorate with different accents. The bags are free with purchase. There are suggestions for stocking stuffers and gift sets from brands like Fresh and Pretty Secret. Shop for P12,000 and get free luggage during the event. If you shop for P10,000, you will receive a free bear or mermaid stuffed toy!

Share the joy of the season and Give More Smiles This Christmas. For the best wellness and beauty gifts, Sa Watsons Ako!

To find out more about Watsons Sustainable Choices products, go to https://interactive.watsons.com.ph/sustainablechoices.

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Dexter Francis De Vera is a manila-based art director with over 20 years extensive experience in the media industry producing editorials and advertising, retail space design (store displays), and more. His inspiration has always been the most powerful and most influential segment of the design world—fashion. As managing editor, he is responsible for curating, developing and overseeing editorial and social media content for iEventetc. Keep in touch with Dexter through [email protected]