Filters are great but do you know what’s truly amazing? Your face in all its #real glory. We’ve learned that skincare should come from a place of “I love who I am, and I want to thank my skin for all the wonderful things it does.”
Time indoors spent sans the full-face glam save for that fun TikTok challenge made us realize that our face needs TLC and not narratives that tear it down the way walnut scrubs would.
Neutrogena Deep Clean MicellarPurifying Water
As the first step to your cleansing routine, this gets a lot of makeup off with one swipe. It works in cleansing cream, liquid, and powder formulas. Soak a cotton pad in this stuff and place it over your eyelids to get rid of the mascara, eyeshadow, and brow products. Effective yet gentle, this won’t leave your face stinging. Available via Lazada
Good Molecules Pineapple Exfoliating Powder
On days the skin needs something heavy-duty, this is just the thing. It combines ingredients that give both physical and chemical exfoliation. The star of which is bromelain. It’s an enzyme from pineapples that helps reveal brighter skin. It may sting a little, so it’s advised to combine the loose powder with as much water as you’d prefer. Available via BeautyMNL
Oxecure Acne Defense Prebio Serum
Pimples are like your ex: They have a hard time letting go. Long after the red bump is gone, you have a dark circle reminding you of the experience. If they can’t move on, be the one to take the first step forward with Oxecure Acne Defense Prebio Serum. A small drop covers a huge area so that you can deal with multiple post-acne marks simultaneously. It contains Botanical Extract Complex B, Dragon’s Blood, encapsulated prebiotics, aloe vera extract, and eight hyaluronic acids to promote cell turnover, prevent inflammation, and fight acne-causing bacteria. I use this in tandem with the Oxecure Facial Acne Lotion on days when I sense a bump before it even breaks the surface. Available via Shopee.
The Klean Lab Instaprotect Hydrating Face Mist
After a workout, this helps me feel instantly refreshed and helps kill the bacteria before they find permanent residence in your pores. I like to keep this in the fridge, making it a great way to help your skin get some extra hydration in this scorching summer heat. Available online
SNAILWHITE Sunscreen CC Cream
A lightweight and oil-free formula, this sunscreen has the right consistency, making it easy to apply on the face. There’s none of that greasy or gritty feeling that sometimes makes me feel like the sunscreen is an uncomfortable layer. Added to the SPF 50 and UVA/UVB protection is the brand’s signature snail potion to help brighten your complexion. Available via Shopee