It’s officially summer and nothing tempts us to leave the comfort of an air-conditioned room than a dip in the pool or a rewarding hike, among other outdoor expenditures.
While you’re at it, protect your skin against the harmful rays with a good sunscreen and pamper your skin with our whitening picks – all newly launched this year and can be found in Harbour City, which houses over 300 beauty brands all under one roof.
Prevention is key
A good sunscreen does more than preventing unsightly scaly skin due to sunburn, but the underlying sun damage that visibly ages us. This includes the formation of fine lines and hyperpigmentation that surface long after.
Make Albion Super UV Cut Intense Concentrate Day Cream your first step of sun defense.
The skincare cream, sunscreen, and primer in one enhances the skin’s natural protective abilities throughout the day while revitalizing the inner layers for a resilient firm-looking skin for your foundation to lay beautifully on top.
Another great sunscreen designed to be worn under makeup is from Make Up For Ever. The UV Protector Step 1 Primer offers a buildable sheer coverage that not just protects your skin from UVA/UVB rays, but color corrective pearls to illuminate and correct your complexion. The universal translucent formula with rose extract also plumps your skin with an 8-hour hydration, so it’s time to kiss both heavy white cast and flaky makeup goodbye.
The delicate skin on our lips is one of the most susceptible areas to the elements, so do make it a point to use an SPF-spiked lip balm before you are out and about. Clé de Peau Beauté’s Protective Lip Treatment has now been reformulated with Multi-Botanic Infusion that targets common lip concerns like texture, tone, and contour. The Moisture-Melt Technology means the product sinks right into the lips to deliver long-lasting moisture to prevent dry, chapped lips.
If you’re looking for something that can be easily packed into your holiday tote for a weekend getaway, look no further than Givenchy’s Skin Perfecto Radiance Perfecting UV Stick. The tube fits into your carry-on to get through airport security with a breeze so you can leave room for your other liquids. The SPF 50+ on-the-go stick with vitamin C, pink pepper extract, and sun filters is perfect for touch-ups anytime during your trip too.
Glow from within
After some fresh air and sunshine as well as time well spent outdoors, replenish your skin’s hydration while enjoying some added benefits of whitening.
Contrary to what the name suggests, whitening products are not really to literally lighten your skin tone, but to brighten dull-looking skin to reveal that luminescent complexion. Hero ingredients such as Vitamin C, Retinoids, and Niacinamide help gently break down melanin clusters that cause pigmentations, freckles, spots – so you’d want to incorporate some forms of whitening products in your everyday beauty routine.
Laneige Radian-C Brightening Treatment Essence is a brightening essence packed with super berry complex, Vitamin C EAE, and caffeine to soften the skin and even skin tone. The antioxidant-rich formula helps protect skin from external aggressors for dewy, hydrated skin.
To specifically tackle the four major pigmentation concerns – brown spots, redness, sallowness and grayness, La Prairie White Caviar Pearl Infusion is your answer. The re-imagined potent serum addresses skin’s ability to reflect light and improves its firmness through enhancing the density of collagen fibers in the dermis, to up your anti-aging game.
Thanks to the array of SPF-infused beauty products and whitening serums, soaking up the summer sunbeam safely and achieving that natural radiance are now easier than ever.
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