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Summer skincare essentials you need to keep you glowing and protected

By Camille Santiago Published Mar 16, 2021 7:00 am

There are so many different ways to enjoy summer during a pandemic—there’s sunbathing in the backyard, roadtrips to another town, hiking in the mountains, weekends at the farm, or just a quick stroll outside the house (of course, all done while practicing safety precautions). Needless to say, you’re bound to be getting more than usual exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, which is why you need a summer skincare routine to keep you glowing and protected.

This summer, stock up on products to combat oily skin, UV rays, sweat, and whatever else the season has to offer. Check out our recommendations below.

Cleansing Water

Deoproce Green Caviar Cleansing Water, P690/150ml

You’ll never guess what this cleansing water is made of: latô or seaweed! Yes, the ingredient used in Filipino dishes can also be used in skincare as it is rich in vitamins A and C, antioxidants, and Omega-3 fatty acids, which can help in improving skin's texture and radiance. 

After a long day, clean your face and remove makeup with Deoproce Green Caviar Cleansing Water (P690/150ml). It’ll not only remove impurities but also make skin brighter and moisturized.

Facial Wash 

Good Molecules Rosewater Cleansing Gel, P750

To ensure that impurities are removed, double cleanse with a facial cleanser. The Good Molecules Rosewater Cleansing Gel (P750) is a vegan, cruelty-free, sulfate-free, and gluten-free facial wash that’s infused with antioxidant-rich rosewater. It gently removes dirt, oil, and makeup, while soothing and balancing the skin.


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Looks like latô or green caviar/sea grapes are the next big thing in skincare because the new Human Nature Marine Caviar HydroMiracle Essence (P275/50ml) has it, too! Use this essence before applying serum and moisturizer to make skin hydrated, firm, and supple!


No one likes that sticky, heavy feeling that most moisturizers give especially during summer, but the Hada Labo Hydrating Water Gel (P850/50g) feels nothing like one, while still providing the same (if not more) benefits any moisturizer can give.

This gel-like moisturizer has a unique Aqua Oil Volume Matrix Advance Technology, ceramides, vitamin B3, aloe vera and other botanical extracts that make it easy to absorb into the skin and boost the skin’s hydration. In effect, skin is velvety soft. 

Facial mist

Always remember to schedule a mist o’clock every day to keep your face fresh. Ellana’s Flower Power Multimist (P599) is a setting spray-face-mist-in-one that’s made to regulate oil and lighten hyperpigmentation. Best for those with oily skin (or anyone who needs to freshen up their hulas face), this mist has niacinamide, centella asiatica, and green tea extracts that leaves skin matte.


Sunscreens are a no-brainer whenever we talk about summer skincare essentials. But to be honest, you should be wearing this all throughout the year—even when you’re indoors.

For the face, we recommend ANESSA Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk SPF 50 (P1,990, 60ml). It is formulated with Triple Defense Technology that makes UV protection veil become stronger with heat, sweat, and water; and 50% Beauty Serum to prevent photoaging caused by UV rays.

For the body, try Sunplay Watery Cool SPF 75 (P345/35ml). It’s ideal for water and outdoor activities, and also has a unique cooling sensation that leaves skin instantly refreshed.

Lipice Fruity Strawberry SPF15, P89

And of course, for the lips, try Lipice Fruity Strawberry SPF15 (P89). This lip balm moisturizes and protects lips, while giving a cooling sensation.