Five Homegrown Beauty Finds to Freshen Up Your Summer Regimen | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

The beginning of summer is the perfect time for a reset. An opportunity to take a break and prep for a whole new season ahead, it’s only fitting for one to revamp their regular rotations for something new and fresh. 

For this year, we’re taking cues from some of our favourite local brands and their newest products. Below, find some of our newest beauty finds that would be the perfect addition to your roster of summer staples. 

Colourette, colourbalm 

Now available in nine universally flattering shades, Colourette’s latest rendition of their iconic product, the colourbalm, has the perfect lightweight, non-sticky formula for your summertime escapades.

Each tube is infused with Candelilla Wax, a vegan and cruelty-free wax alternative to coat your lips with an intensely nourishing protective barrier, and Vitamin E packed with antioxidants to help reduce lip lines, and soothe dry or chapped lips.

My personal favourite shades are “Slushie”, a beautiful icy pink, and “Syrup”, a classic clear jelly. Paired with a muted eye, these balmies instantly refresh and complete any look.

Colourbalm, COLOURETTE, ₱399.00, Available on Shopee, Lazada, TikTok,, and selected retail stores.

Human Nature, Natural Volcanic Cooling Body Scrub

When people talk about beauty, it is often automatically associated with cosmetics. However, bodycare also plays a vital role one’s beauty regimen.

With Philippine summer heat in full-force, everyone is dying for even just the slightest bit of relief. Enter, Human Nature’s Natural Volcanic Cooling Body Scrub. The answer to your prayers!

Apart from its cooling properties, Human Nature prides itself in their commitment to creating products with only the purest and cleanest ingredients. Enriched with volcanic sand, this scrub also has invigorating rosemary, eucalyptus and peppermint oils.

Natural Volcanic Cooling Body Scrub, HUMAN NATURE, ₱525.00, Available on Shopee, Lazada, and Human Nature

Issy & Co., Lip Bullet 

A modern take on the classic bullet lipstick, Issy & Co. Lip Bullet is your new best friend. If you’re looking for something quick and on-the-go, this product will have you covered. Apart from its rich ingredients, Lip Bullet’s buildable and pigmented formulas allow it to be used not only for the lips, but for your cheeks as well! (This is something I personally enjoy doing when i’m in a rush.)

Its sleek packaging is not only striking, but also useful! With each Lip Bullet, you’ll find a small mirror to help you with application just in case you’re crunched on time.

The entire range also comes in a wide variety of 21 shades, and 3 finishes. ‘Nouveau’, one of their satin-finish lippies, is my personal favorite for this season as it is the most universal and can easily transition from day to night.

Lip Bullet, ISSY & CO, ₱349.00, Available on Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok Shop

Blk Cosmetics, Universal Sheer Sunscreen Primer Stick 

SPF plays a vital role in one’s beauty regimen, and definitely even more so during the summertime! Blk Cosmetics’ Universal Sheer Sunscreen Primer Stick has become an easy favorite for its compact design, and lightweight feeling once applied.

This product also works as a great base for your make-up, guaranteeing lasting power for that look you spent hours slaving away on.

Universal Sheer Sunscreen Primer Stick, BLK COSMETICS, ₱549.00, Available on Shopee, Lazada & Blk Cosmetics

Sunnies Face, Dream Cream 

Summer isn’t complete without a trip to the beach and a quick dip into a pool or the ocean. However, all that exposure to harsh sunlight, chemicals and saltwater, it can definitely take a toll on the skin.

Sunnies Face Dream Cream is like a tall glass of water for your skin that will definitely keep it in tip-top shape no matter how many trips to the beach you make.

My personal favorite thing about this product is the fact that you can purchase refills! Environmentally friendly whilst getting the job done, dream cream is dreamy in more ways than one.

Dream Cream, SUNNIES FACE, ₱795.00, Available on Shopee, Lazada & Sunnies Face