Come June, the most common complaint we hear from Singaporeans is the warm and humid weather that leaves us drenched in perspiration the minute we step out of our houses. Some of us are even being cooked alive indoors, which is why we often turn the A/C on to battle the heatwave.
To make matters worse, this unbearable weather is likely to persist for the rest of the month, according to the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS).
Thankfully, with the help of a new stream of cooling beauty products that actually refresh your skin upon application, our morning routine may no longer be completely worthless by midday.
From a cooling moisturiser that’s made for oily skin to a refreshing neck mask that also works to alleviate wrinkles, here are some of the best cooling beauty products that will help you chill out beyond the latter half of June.
Cooling beauty products: Skincare
Hada Labo Snow Dew Moisturiser for oily skin
As we sweat more in the hot weather, it means our skin becomes more oily and breakout-prone. However, Hada Labo Snow Dew Moisturiser has a lightweight formula that effectively reduces up to 68% of sebum production. Its unique sorbet texture melts into the skin without leaving a greasy residue.
It’s one of the newest cooling beauty products around, which offers a cooling effect of up to one degree, bringing relief to your face under the scorching sun. Our own reviewers loved it so much, they rated it 4.8 stars out of 5. Read more about it here!
Hada Labo Snow Dew Moisturiser (50ml) retails for S$30.90.
Suu Balm Cooling Itch Relief Facial Moisturiser for itchy, eczema-prone skin
The Suu Balm Cooling Itch Relief Facial Moisturiser delivers rapid itch relief with its menthol derivative while providing intense moisture from its combination of skin-identical ceramides, northern truffle, and safflower extracts.
The light, non-sticky texture also makes it super pleasant to apply under our humid weather and does not contain common allergens that can irritate your skin. No wonder it was crowned the best moisturiser for itchy, eczema-prone skin in our Daily Vanity Beauty Awards 2021!
Suu Balm Cooling Itch Relief Facial Moisturiser (50ml) retails for S$39.90.
Dermalogica Clear Start Cooling Aqua Jelly for acne-prone skin
A skin-refining, lightweight jelly moisturiser, the Dermalogica Clear Start Cooling Aqua Jelly hydrates and cools the skin while reducing excess oil and refining bumpy skin texture with its bioflavonoid complex and hyaluronic acid.
Infused with blue tansy flower oil and antioxidant-rich blueberry extract, it also leaves a calming and soothing effect that gives you a radiant, dewy glow.
Dermalogica Clear Start Cooling Aqua Jelly (53ml) retails for S$41.
Milk Makeup Cooling Water
When late nights start catching up with your complexion, pop this cult-favourite balm under your eyes, face or neck for an instant cool depuff.
On top of its hydrating properties, it is also infused with an energising dose of caffeine and marine extract that will revitalise your skin and give it a refreshing glow. To top it off, Cooling Water is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and easy to bring out for a midday pick-me-up.
Milk Makeup Cooling Water (34g) retails for S$34.50.
OLEHENRIKSEN Cold Plunge Pore Mask for oily skin
The intense heat and humidity leave our pores clogged which often leads to breakouts. However, the OLEHENRIKSEN Cold Plunge Pore Mask can prevent this with its clever formula that is infused with antioxidant-rich botanicals like alpine willow herb and snow lotus to smooth, mattify, and refine pores.
When you rinse it away with cold water, the cooling mask will melt into a luxurious lather that detoxifies any impurities, leaving your skin refreshed and refined. It’s one of the most innovative cooling beauty products we’ve seen, for sure.
The OLEHENRIKSEN Cold Plunge Pore Mask (90ml) retails for S$56.
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Neck Gels
We’ve all heard about under-eye masks, but have you heard of neck masks? This Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Neck Gels will instantly provide relief to your body’s best cooling spot, the neck!
On top of that, it works to alleviate wrinkles and hyperpigmentation through amino acids and antioxidants, as well as brighten and plump your skin with niacinamide and plant collagen.
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Neck Gels (8 packs) retails for S$46.
Cooling beauty products: Bodycare
Lush Mask of Magnaminty Self-Preserving Face and Body Mask For oily, acne-prone skin
Lush’s all-time bestseller, the Mask of Magnaminty Self-Preserving Face and Body Mask is nourished with a perfect blend of peppermint and honey to leave your face and body glowing and invigorated.
It helps to eliminate large pores and calms any redness on your skin. And unlike the original formula, this mask has extra honey to substitute the lack of synthetic preservatives, giving it a luxurious, thicker texture for even greater hydration.
Lush Mask of Magnaminty Self Preserving Face and Body Mask (125g) retails for S$32.
The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion
A cooling beauty product that’s been around for a long time, The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion provides a rich dose of moisture for your feet with natural skin-smoothing ingredients like natural grape acids while leaving a nice cooling sensation from its English peppermint essential oils. Apply it on at any time of the day for some extra pampering.
The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion (250ml) retails for S$22.
Cooling beauty products: Mists
The Body Shop Vitamin E Skin Cooling Gel Mist
Want a face mist that takes skincare benefits up a notch? This face mist is part of Body Shop’s cult favourite Vitamin E collection that delivers up to 48 hours of hydration while conditioning your skin with its infusion of raspberry seed oil. Its non-greasy, fast-absorbing, and super-light gel to mist texture leaves your skin cool and refreshed under the hot sun.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Skin Cooling Gel Mist (57ml) retails for S$21.
Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Calming Mist great for sensitive skin
A fine hydrating mist, this instantly soothes redness and sensitivity with its powerful centella asiatica extract (a.k.a cica), while delivering intense hydration by forming a veil of moisture over the skin to prevent further moisture loss. This is perfect to take to the pool on hot days to relieve sunburnt skin!
Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Calming Mist (150ml) retails for S$31.
Cooling beauty products: Sunscreens
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Cooling Water Lotion Sunscreen
La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios Cooling Water Lotion Sunscreen has a unique lightweight formula that transforms into a water-like texture upon contact with the skin.
Not only does it provide an immediate cooling effect, but it also contains an optimised blend of UVA/UVB filters to deliver broad-spectrum SPF 60 protection against the harsh sun.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Cooling Water Lotion Sunscreen (150ml) retails for S$53.50.
Coola Full Spectrum 360° Refreshing Water Mist Organic Face Sunscreen SPF 18 For normal to dry skin
A refreshing face mist meets sunscreen, this product is a perfect way to cool down instantly while protecting your skin from harmful UV rays, HEV light, infrared radiation, and pollution.
Infused with organic aloe, coconut water, and Indian jasmine plant stem cells, you can look forward to a burst of hydration that is not only alcohol-free but also packed with a chockful of nourishing minerals.
Coola Full Spectrum 360° Refreshing Water Mist Organic Face Sunscreen SPF 18 (25ml) retails for S$44.70.
Cooling beauty products: Haircare
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-exfoliating Scalp Scrub Shampoo For normal to dry scalp
Infused with Binchotan charcoal to detoxify the scalp and hair follicles, this unique shampoo is your one-way ticket to a healthy scalp. It contains vegetable-derived micro-exfoliators to remove dead skin cells and product build-up as well as a cooling blend of peppermint and spearmint oils to soothe itchiness and inflammation.
On top of that, it is jam-packed with coconut oil, vitamins, and essential nutrients that will nourish and strengthen hair roots for healthy hair growth.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal & Coconut Oil Micro-exfoliating Scalp Scrub Shampoo (226ml) retails for S$65.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Cooling Hydration Scalp Mask
The Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-exfoliating Scalp Scrub Shampoo’s sister product in Briogeo’s Scalp Revival line, this hair mask is also infused with Binchotan charcoal to draw out impurities as well as peppermint and spearmint oils for cooling itch relief.
Instead of exfoliation, it hydrates the tresses with a refreshing blend of tea tree oil and aloe vera to regenerate the scalp. Trust us, it’s one of the most cooling beauty products on the market that will instantly relieve an itchy scalp.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal & Tea Tree Cooling Hydration Scalp Mask (177ml) retails for S$49.
Cooling beauty products: Tools
Stacked Skincare Ice Roller
Dermatologist approved face and body tool, this stainless steel ice roller will help to provide cool relief to calm down irritation and breakouts, reduce redness, alleviate puffiness, and even soothe itch or aches. Simply pop it into the freezer and roll it over your skin in the morning or night for an instant refresh!
Stacked Skincare Ice Roller retails for S$35.
Sacheu Beauty Stainless Steel Gua Sha
Used in traditional Chinese medicine for tissue healing, this modern gua sha is made out of stainless steel for greater durability and anti-bacterial purpose. Naturally cold to touch, it provides a cool, lifting facial massage that depuffs your face and releases muscle tension. Tip: Pop it into the freezer for an extra cooling massage!
Sacheu Beauty Stainless Steel Gua Sha retails for S$47.