Olay Campaign in China Tackles the Issue of Facial Anxiety and Fear of Judgment

According to a recent survey, six out of ten women in China say they “lack confidence in their appearance and feel anxious about how others may perceive them if they don’t fit into what is considered to be normal.”

Working with this market insight, Olay wanted to empower women to express beauty in their own way by stating that beauty has many faces and should not be defined by social standards. The campaign, ‘Fearless of Judgment,’ conceptualized by Grey Hong Kong, is the first part of a series under Olay China’s newly launched brand idea ‘Pursuit of Fearless’.

The campaign revolves around the statement “Fearless of Judgment, I have my own beauty” and features La Mu Yang Zi, a Chinese actress who is “not usually seen as conforming to the traditional definition of beauty,” said a release.


In the film, she questions: “If I want to see it for myself -which face would I choose? After contemplating the changes, she then tells her personal story of how she deals with social judgment and chooses her own appearance- a message the brand believes will resonate with women in China.

“It was rewarding working with the brand team to create a campaign that will help women to gain confidence in how they perceive their own standard of beauty,” said Joe Yue, Creative Partner, Grey Hong Kong.

Apart from the film, which is released on several online platforms including Dou Yin, Weibo & Wechat, Olay also teamed up with the Xiao Kou Stand-up comedy show inviting Yang Li, a famous female comedian, to talk candidly about facial anxiety. More celebrities and actresses, KOLs, writers, and bloggers, were also featured in this movement.


“We will continue to tell heartfelt stories to consumers and make Olay a meaningful brand,” said Duffy Lau, General Manager, Grey Hong Kong.


Client: P&G Greater China, Skin Care – Olay
President, Greater China Olay & Personal Care and Global Safeguard: SK Lee
Vice President: Hyoeun Kim
General Manager: Victor Leung
General Manager: Vivian Lee
Brand Director: Vera Zhong
Brand Manager: Lydia Xiong

Agency: GREY Hong Kong
Davi Sing, Regional Chief Creative Officer
Joe Yue, Creative Partner
Duffy Lau, General Manager
Bobby Chiu, Creative Director
John Lo, Head of TV Production
Mia Gao, Associate Creative Director
Ivan Tang, Associate Account Director
Jamie Wong, Senior Account Manager

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