Have you noticed how hot it’s getting? With the sun beating down on us like never before, it seems like Singapore is having what they call – a summer like none other!
Do you need to switch up your skincare? Turns out, the heat and sun, can create havoc on your skin, and it may be time to support your complexion with a slight variance in products.
Below, we’ve curated a list of the best products to add to your summer skincare routine. These are also perfect for Singapore’s hot weather, so we’d get started on them pronto!
So, if you are new to experiential facials, these can be game-changing. Not only are these designed to relieve your skin from any impurities and troubles, they are also helpful in relieving stress and giving your mind the necessary calm it needs. As the first spa to offer experiential facials in Singapore, Skin Pple is all things mystical and skin-enriching. No surprise then, that their antioxidant-rich Youth Shot is just the skincare staple you need in this heat.
Powered with Ferulic acid & Resveratrol, this serum helps to improve the signs of photoaging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation with Ferulic Acid. Resveratrol has anti-inflammatory properties that calm down any redness and inflammation that the heat and external stressors would be causing. Overall, it’s just the antioxidant kick your skin needs!
Of course, we’re starting off our list with a quintessential summer product: sunscreen! But this year, we’re upping the ante and considering the ingredients in our products. It should be safe for our skin and marine biodiversity, so we recommend using a reef-safe sun protection product. This sunscreen from Supergoop! is completely safe for our sea friends and gives sufficient protection at SPF 50.
What we love: We are fans of its silky formula that instantly blends into your skin and works as a makeup primer! It’s also super sheer and leaves no white cast, so it’s perfect for taking beach photos!
Dark spots and scars are a no-go this summertime, so tackle that using The INKEY List’s niacinamide serum! It’s a specialised treatment that contains a 20% concentration of niacinamide, the highest available today. This can help fade uneven spots and regulate excess oil production to give you smoother, more glowing skin.
What we love: What makes this summer-worthy is its lightweight formula, so it won’t feel super greasy even in the sweltering heat. Moreover, it’s cruelty-free, earning extra brownie points – we’re all for sustainable skincare!
Exfoliating is non-negotiable no matter the season, and this body serum deserves a spot in your skincare stash. Harnessing the gentle exfoliating powers of lactic acid, it helps buff away dead, dull skin cells to improve skin texture. It also contains Pro-Biotic Extract, which fortifies your natural barrier and locks in moisture to rejuvenate your skin.
Editor’s note: Since this contains lactic acid, double up on SPF before going out to prevent irritation!
The intense heat calls for lighter cleanser formulas which lift away dirt and impurities without stripping your skin of moisture. This concentrated, soap-free cleansing gel from Dermalogica will be your newest summer best friend, that’s for sure! It contains naturally foaming Quillaja Saponaria, which gently rinses away toxins and waste in the skin.
What we love: It also has balm mint and lavender, which can soothe your skin after a hot day. And since it’s light and gentle on the skin, you can use it daily as it won’t dry out your skin!
Some may say avoiding vitamin C-infused products during the summer is best, but we beg to disagree. Sunday Riley’s super-concentrated C.E.O. Serum is brimming with vitamin C advantages and will balance even the most problematic complexions.
What we love: It eliminates fine lines and wrinkles as it evens your skin tone, giving you a brighter, more youthful complexion. What’s not to love?