Don’t Let The City Get Under Your Skin


Fay Hokulani, Martine Cajucom and Liz Uy don’t let the city get under their skin.



Dull, dry and sometimes damage skin can be attributed to external factors. If you live in one of the megacities, it can be unnerving to know that environmental aggressors–such as air pollution– are progressing at a much faster rate.

Air pollution in megacities can be up to 15 times higher across the globe than recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) air quality guidelines3. When pollution comes into contact on the skin, the particles’ tiny size – which could be up to 20 times smaller than pores – allows them to infiltrate deeper layers of the epidermis. The breakdown of skin barrier functions at a cellular-level can make skin extra sensitive, and can cause skin irritation, dryness, dehydration, premature aging and dullness.


 “The Philippines, together with Malaysia and Thailand, all ranked with the highest air pollution index2 in Southeast Asia, having a rating of 67 to 73, which reads as high air pollution,” says Jon Lee, Head of Skin Health & Nutrition, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Philippines.  “We are talking to women who are driven by the megacity lifestyle. Studies have provided data linking the fast development of megacities like Metro Manila with the rapid increase in city pollution. And alongside that, the problem it brings to sensitive skin. It’s hard to escape pollution and other environmental aggressors, so it’s time to properly defend the skin.”


Here I was with Marj & Angela shortly after we listened to Jon. We couldn’t agree more how important it is to protect our skin from external factors–pollution mostly–so we’re excited to try the newest line of Physiogel.

Backed up by its 20-year expertise in skin sensitivity, Physiogel® is at the forefront  of defending the skin against the profound impact of city pollution, as it launches the breakthrough Daily Defence facial range – a complete day-to-night regimen to help defend the skin against pollution and environmental irritants.


Host Joey Mead King with Physiogel ladies, Fay Hokulani, Martine Cajucom and Liz Uy

“As I travel to different megacities around the globe, I used to never really care about city pollution – not until I started noticing the visible changes on my skin.” As a modern city woman, international digital creator, local celebrity stylist and magazine editor, Liz Uy, shares this belief with Physiogel®. “Sun spots, skin dryness and sensitivity, and practically aging faster are the effects of urban-living.” 

“To all women living and enjoying the megacity lifestyle, and to those who will pursue this path in their careers, the best decision you can make for yourself is to carefully defend your skin. So go out there and let Physiogel® Daily Defence take care of your skin.” Uy encourages. 


Angela, Marj, Jon & I. We definitely don’t let the city get under our skin!


Currently trying the new Daily Defence line of Physiogel. Will post my review about it soon. 🙂

Physiogel Daily Defence line is available in leading drugstores and department stores nationwide. 


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