The June holidays are here, and it’s the perfect time to head off for your summer vacation. If you are planning to hit the beaches and soak up some Vitamin D, you’ll need to make sure you’re all beach-ready. Forget one grooming or beauty essential for the beach and you may end up with a painful burn, bad complexion, or less bikini-ready than you wish.
1. Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss’r Luscious Lip Balm
Long hours under the sun and frolicking in sea water can really dry out your lips, so you have to make sure your pouts remain moisturised, especially if you want smooth lipstick application.
The super creamy, super lightweight Pro Kiss’r Luscious Lip Balm will do just the trick: it locks in the moisture on your lips, and even leaves a pink sheen that looks great on everyone, no matter your skin or lip tones.
Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss’r Luscious Lip Balm retails at SGD28 in all Sephora stores and website.
2. Supergoop! Shimmershade Eyeshadow SPF 30
We know to use base products that has SPF to protect our skin, but what about eyeshadow that can protect your eyes? The skin around our eyes is one of the most delicate parts, and is the first place to show signs of aging.
Supergoop! presents the best of both worlds with the very first eyeshadow that contains SPF 30 in 4 gorgeous shades. This eyeshadow also promises to protect your eyes from wrinkles, fine lines and sun spots – all it takes is one swipe for beautiful eyes that truly last!
Supergoop! Shimmershade Eyeshadow SPF 30 retails at SGD35 only on Sephora’s website.
3. Get rid of unwanted hair at Japan IPL Express
You have packed your sunscreen, sunglasses, and sun hat for that beach getaway, but don’t forget about getting bikini-ready. We’re talking about getting rid of unwanted hair so you look all groomed to hit the beach.
For a more permanent solution for hair removal, consider visiting Japan IPL Express for an IPL treatment.
The IPL salon chain is known for their no package, no appointment system. This means you can enjoy the convenience of visiting whenever you want and be assured that you won’t go through relentless hard-selling from sales people. The unisex IPL centre also makes sure they maintain the strictest hygiene standards and provide thorough hair removal service using the latest technology.
Find the nearest Japan IPL Express outlet to you here.
Psst, Japan IPL Express is having their first-ever Free Brazilian IPL Day on 9 June. Find out more about it here.
4. Soleil Toujours Organic Aloe Antioxidant Calming Mist
After long hours of sun exposure, it’s time to let your skin heal from the damage. The calming mist from American sun care brand Soleil Toujours will cool, soothe, and hydrate your skin, so that you don’t have to suffer the pains of sunburn, itchiness and peeling.
Plus point: Soleil Toujurs’ products are hypoallergenic, non-toxic, cruelty-free, vegan, AND coral reef safe, so you know that both your skin and the environment are in good hands – whew!
Soleil Toujours Organic Aloe Antioxidant Calming Mist retails at SGD38 only on Sephora’s website.
5. The Face Inc Cell Renewal
After a day out in the sun, you need a skincare product that can fight free radicals, which significantly damage your skin cells.
The Face Inc’s Cell Renewal is a serum that will do just that; it contains retionol and salicylic acid, and the product works to remove dead skin cell, repair damaged cells, and even out your skin tone. It is also formulated to stimulate production of collagen, so that you can have taut skin that looks as young as you feel when on holiday!
The Face Inc Cell Renewal retails at RM198 on their website.
6. FANCL Perfect Whitening Kit
To beat the heat and stay radiant throughout your beach getaway, we recommend the FANCL Perfect Whitening Kit. You can find the brand’s best-selling radiance-boosting products (Whitening Essence and Whitening Mask) in this kit, together with trial packs of the White Washing Powder C+ that will thoroughly cleanse sand and other pollutants from your skin.
This kit also comes with two limited edition items – the Capsule In Icy Gel, and Sunguard 50+ Nuance Pearl. The former is a gel that cools and hydrates skin on a hot day, while the latter is a powerful physical sunscreen that also doubles up as a ‘highlighting’ product.
FANCL Perfect Whitening Kit retails at SGD120 in all FANCL stores and counters.
7. Porcelain Summer Hydration Kit
Hydrated skin is half the battle won, so we definitely won’t say no to these moisturising masks!
Porcelain’s Summer Hydration Kit consists of two different mask types: The Hydrocare Bio-Cellulose Mask will refresh your parched skin with a high-efficacy potion of ingredients for the ultimate hydration, while the Revitaleyes Multi-peptide Silk Mask helps to depuff and rejuvenate your eyes, where the skin is the thinnest and most susceptible to damage.
With these two masks, you’re all ready to head back to work with the healthiest, most radiant skin.
Porcelain Summer Hydration Kit retails at SGD70 in all Porcelain outlets and online store.
Looking for the perfect sun protection solutions? Here are a few latest ones to consider!
8. Bioré UV Athlizm Skin Protect Essence
Some sunscreens are sticky and oily, which feel even more uncomfortable in hot and humid weather. So how do you make sure you won’t shy away from sunscreens? Easy – invest in one that gives high sun protection that also feels comfortable on your skin!
With that in mind, Bioré is introducing its new UV Athlizm Skin Protect Essence. This is a water-based sunscreen that you can apply easily onto skin, without feeling like a sticky mess afterwards. You can also be well-assured of its sun protection efficacy: it has the highest UV protection ratings (SPF 50+ and PA++++), and stays put on the skin even under high temperatures and humidity levels!
Bioré UV Athlizm Skin Protect Essence retails at SGD24.90 in selected Watsons and Guardian, Don Don Donki and Welcia BHG outlets.
9. AHC Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick
Applying sunscreen can be a messy affair – but not with this waterproof sun stick from AHC. The Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick is conveniently packaged in stick form for easy application, so you can just reapply on your face as and when needed.
We also love how this sun stick does more than just block UV rays. It is said to have anti-ageing properties, and is formulated with natural ingredients for skin nourishment and soothing of irritated skin.
10. Uriage Bariésun Fair Tinted Cream SPF50+
Skip the foundation when you’re at the beach, and opt for a tinted cream that not only gives sufficient coverage, but also provides high coverage from the harmful sun rays.
Uriage’s Bariésun Fair Tinted Cream is formulated for sensitive skin types, and can be applied on both the face and body. You’ll love the natural, healthy glow on your skin from this water-resistant product, sans the grease and stickiness that usually comes with sunscreen creams.
Uriage Bariésun Fair Tinted Cream SPF50+ retails at SGD42.90 in all major pharmacies and Lazada.
11. Banana Boat Simply ProtectTM Kids Sunscreen Lotion Spray
If you are bringing your little ones along to the beach, they have to be well-protected from the UV rays as well. Banana Boat’s latest Simply ProtectTM range of mineral-based sun protection is specially formulated for babies and young kids, with a tear-free formula that is free of parabens and harmful additives.
The sunscreen lotion spray is a great choice if you want something that’s fuss-free and easy to apply, especially if your kids just can’t stay still.
Banana Boat Simply ProtectTM Kids Sunscreen Lotion Spray retails at SGD21.90 in Watsons, Guardian, Fairprice and Unity.
12. Heliocare Oral
Have you ever wondered why your skin looks like it’s ageing, despite the fact that you diligently apply sunblock everyday? This could be due to the fact that the sunblock you use does not offer broad spectrum coverage, or that you do not reapply sunblock every two to three hours as recommended by dermatologists.
You can further strengthen the sun protection you get this summer with oral sunblock pills – yes, you can actually prevent free radicals, premature ageing and hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage when you eat this sunblock!
Rest assured as well that Heliocare Oral is safe for consumption: it is classified by Health Sciences Authority (HSA) as a health supplement, and has no known side effects. In fact, this oral sunblock is widely recommended by skin experts for its efficacy!
Heliocare Oral retails at SGD57.75 in selected pharmacies, all Metro and Robinsons stores, as well as its online store.