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Consumers encouraged to consider the planet and choose sustainability this Holidays

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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 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.

Brian (fourth from left) with Watsons Philippines Executives with Sustainable Holiday Gifting Brand Partners

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; those that can be refilled so plastic waste is reduced; those that contain ethically sourced and sustainably processed ingredients; and have better and more eco-friendly packaging.

The event will also be informational and educational. Watsons will have resource speakers talk about its role as a responsible retailer and how important it is for consumers to make more sustainable choices.

Brian Poe Llamanzares, Watsons Sustainable Holiday Gifting Keynote Speaker

“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 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 event on November 15 was author, environmental advocate, and philanthropist Brian Poe Llamanzares, who recently co-published a book titled A Sustainable Future with Manila Bulletin.

Watsons’ sustainable holiday gifting event from November 15 to 20 at The Podium

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

There was 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.

Gift sustainable items this Christmas with Watsons

The event aimed to 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 showcased their most sustainable and practical products.

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

Watsons reaffirms its commitment to sustainability this holiday season

There was 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 got Watsons Do Good canvas bags, which they could decorate with different accents. The bags were free with purchase.

To find out more about Watsons Sustainable Choices products, go to


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