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When I bought the Celeteque products, I was not influenced by anyone not even a commercial advertisement. It just so happens that I saw it on promo that made me buy it. But how influential are the influencers and product endorsers nowadays? Personally I believe that influencers have really a huge impact to the people especially now. We get inspired about their humble beginnings and success stories.
It was late 2019 when I got so hooked from watching the daily vlogs of some known Youtube influencers. I even watched their old vlogs from years ago. I cannot help but to admire them for being so confident while they are talking in front of a camera alone. What I really love about them is when they are promoting a product whether skincare, gadget or food recommendations.
Yes, I know that those videos were edited and some sponsored videos were scripted but we still enjoy watching them. That when they recommend something, we also would want to try it because they were really convincing. Move over home TV shopping and advertisements. LOL. Do you agree with me? Was there a product wherein you can say that a vlogger made you buy it? I looked over my past photos to check the product that I bought where I was "budol-ed" (another Filipino term for trick or influence) by a vlogger and I saw the Pantene hair products that I bought last month. LOL.
I saw a lot of advertisements of the said brand being endorsed by Filipino celebrities on TV numerous times but I can only count in my hand the number of times that I bought it. Actually I prefer Tresemme and Dove because it slightly helped with my damaged hair and Palmolive Naturals because of its smell. But when I watched 1 vlogger that I really admire, she claimed that the Pantene conditioner and treatment shot were really her magic potion to her hair especially after hitting the beach. I trusted her words that made me buy it and true enough, it really helped with my dry and damaged hair. Even my mom who had a very dry hair due to bleaching was surprised after first use.
With skincare products, whether it was a celebrity endorser or a Youtube influencer, I am still having doubts to try what they were endorsing. I know that vloggers really apply it on their face on video BUT how sure are we that they did not wipe it off their face after they have shoot the vlog? There was a time when I watched one vlogger and she was promoting new line of products sent to her by a skincare brand. Then the following day she have said a lot of good reviews about the product. I was like, "huuuh. You just tried it and you already loved it?" . Then after few weeks, the tub was already in half. But how sure are we that she really did use it? What if she just scooped it out to make it look like she used it? Am I already considered as judgemental for thinking about those stuffs? My bad, my bad. I am sorry but I just cannot help but to wonder.
But there were also some vloggers who really uses the products that they would even document what happened to their skin whether it went to a peeling stage or a growing pimple. Just like with my previous honest review. I showed what happened to my skin while I was using the product.
Then there were also some vloggers who would say, "oh this is my favorite brand (referring to a particular product)". Then a month or 2 months ago or after, she has a new favorite. Girl, you are confusing me. Yes, I know we can have a lot of favorites and that they needed to say it because they were paid to do so as it was sponsored. But which is which? I do not know if you also noticed it but there are some who would say that they have been using this product for so long but when they are promoting it, they would read the label. Why read the label if you have been using it for a long time? I mentioned earlier thar some of the videos mostly sponsored were scripted right? There were different vloggers who endorsed a particular product on their respective videos. They all said the same thing like they have memorized the definition of each ingredient of the product. Also there are some who look too stiff when they endorse a product. People look up to them that some would even buy almost all that they have promoted. Then with the vloggers that I have watched before, none of them went to a dermatologist to have a facial. Is going to facial salons should not be featured on their vlogs because of the products that they endorse? Or I just missed those videos?
Those were just my observations with some vloggers when they were promoting something. I would have to ask my cousin's ex with regards to skincare products since she has been a vlogger for almost a decade so that she can enlighten me about it. How often do you get influence by them? Honestly there are two skincare brands that I want to try because of the beautiful, smooth and clear skin of the influencers. LOL. But those brands are a little expensive and I am afraid that I just might waste my money if it would not work for me.
What have you noticed when they are promoting a product? Are you easily convinced that they really do use those products on a daily basis just because they show it on their videos? Let me hear your thoughts about it.
It's 1AM and I am way past my bedtime. My brother is still messaging me because we are thinking of what food to order when they would visit us this weekend. I am actually sleepy. He would say the name of the restaurant and I would be the one to search for the menu. He's the boss. LOL.
P.S. lead image is a screenshot from my Youtube channel. I know I am not an influencer but it is safer to use my channel. LOL.