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Beauty essentials you need in your summer kits

By Camille Santiago Published Mar 29, 2022 8:41 pm

By now, some of you have already bought cheek tints and sunscreens—we're headed outdoors, so why wear a lot, right?

The goal this summer is not to look as though you're wearing too many products. While that can be difficult to resist, there's a way. Give your skin and hair more attention and start using the right products to help bring out your summer glow.

Keeping this in mind, find some of the new summer beauty essentials you could find in the market this year.

Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Lite Primer
Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Lite Primer

Along with the heat comes the melting off of your makeup—but it doesn't have to. We'll let you in on a secret: your makeup can stay intact all day if you invest in a primer.

Meet Benefit's newest ultra-light primer, The POREfessional: Lite Primer (P2,120). It's a water-based makeup base that blurs the appearance of pores while keeping the skin smooth and hydrated. Oh, it has a cooling sensation, too!

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser 473ml

Are you a Cetaphil follower? Here's some news: their best-selling Gentle Skin Cleanser now comes in a new and improved formula—and a new look to boot!

After 75 years, this mild, non-irritating, fragrance-free, and non-comedogenic cleanser is now improved with ingredients such as niacinamide, panthenol, and glycerin. Together, they work to keep your skin from becoming dry, irritated, rough, and tight.

It is available in 60ml (P141), 118ml (P256), 250ml (P512), and 473ml (P912).

Made Mindful Virgin Coconut Oil
Made Mindful Virgin Coconut Oil

Got eczema? Use VCO. How about frizzy, unruly hair? Use the same product. Or maybe you need a moisturizing makeup remover or a tanning oil—VCO is the secret, too.

If you haven't added Virgin Coconut Oil into your beauty regimen, now is the time. For those looking to simplify their routines and beauty products, VCO is the perfect addition as it can be used to moisturize your hair, body, and face.

Made Mindful Virgin Coconut Oil (P249) uses expeller-pressed VCO from organic coconuts from Quezon and Bicol region. It's unprocessed, free of preservatives and additives and is FDA approved.

Oxecure Body Starter Kit
Oxecure Acne Solutions Body Starter Kit

Backne? We don't know her. Now that hubadera season is officially here, there are ways you can do for yourself to reduce the breakouts, one of which is by using acne-fighting products.

Oxecure's Acne Solutions Body Starter Kit (P379) is a 2-step body acne control routine that will keep body breakouts at bay. It includes an Oxecure Sulfur Soap, which contains 2.5% Sulfur to help cleanse away dirt, and a bottle of Oxecure Body Acne Spray which is formulated with 2% Salicylic Acid.

Pantene 3-Minute Miracle Conditioner

There's no need to spend thousands at the salon to achieve healthy hair. With Pantene’s 3-Minute Miracle Conditioner (suggested retail price P6/13ml), your hair is given more care now that it comes in a bigger and better sachet at 13ml from its original 9ml size—and yes, they give salon-like results.

There's the Pantene Keratin Smooth 3-Minute Miracle Conditioner, which has Pro-Vitamin B5 and keratin strengtheners to keep your hair frizz-free. There's also the Pantene Collagen Repair 3-Minute Miracle Conditioner for those with damaged hair, and Pantene Biotin Strength 3-Minute Miracle Conditioner for those with hair that is prone to breakage.

Shiseido Future Solution LX Infinite Treatment Primer
Shiseido Future Solution LX Infinite Treatment Primer

Most primers in the market make skin smooth and matte, but we found one that delivers a soft, radiant base for your makeup application—perfect for your summer selfies.

The new Shiseido Future Solution LX Infinite Treatment Primer (P4,125) not only smooths your pores and evens out texture, but it also acts as a skincare booster to nourish your skin. It features New Pearl agents to give your skin a "pearlescent finish" and its signature ingredient SkingenecellEnmei to improve the appearance of wrinkles, dullness, and uneven skin tone.

Silka Papaya Lotion
Silka Papaya Lotion

We know, we know. Why wear lotion when its 30-something degrees out there? But that's probably because you haven't met Silka Papaya Lotion yet! It has a Vita-absorb technology that doesn't make it sticky or heavy on the skin. It also contains Papaya Enzyme and Nutriblend complex with 5 Vitamins (Vitamin B3/Niacinamide,Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Vitamin C and Vitamin E) that keeps skin healthy. Aside from moisturizing and lightening the skin tone, it protects your skin from the sun with SPF-6.

Vicks ZzzQuil Natura Sleep

Summer vacations are booked, which means, for some of us, sleepless nights partying or touring a new place. Even though there's no curfew or school the next day, don't beat yourself up too much as sleep is still important.

Enter Vicks ZzzQuil Natura Sleep (P479/24 gummies, P879/48 gummies). This supplement can help you fall asleep quickly as it contains 1.6 mg melatonin per 2 servings of gummy. Just a mg melatonin taken close to bedtime may help reduce the time to fall asleep already. It also comes in gummy form in wildberry vanilla flavor that’s tasty without needing water.