- Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
This is one of the most raved clay mask for different types of skin, which promises to clean out dirt from the pores and makes your skin soft after one use as well as heal acne spots, good news for the ones who are suffering from acne. Most users also have experience brighter skin after multiple uses. Featured as world’s most powerful facial as it’s free from all sorts of unnecessary chemical ingredients (such as SLS or parabens).
The product actually contained the purest form of bentonite clay from Death Valley, California, where the sun dried up (for six months in temperatures, imagine how sian to wait) that sometimes can increase till 134 degrees. It’s also known for multiple uses for facials, acne spot treatments, body wraps, clay baths, foot soaks as well as chilled clay knee packs.
Fun fact: Cleopatra, queen of Egypt, was known to use the exact clay as her beauty regime over 1800 years ago as well as romans and Germans till they built a spa 4,000 years ago to honour beauty pampering. More about this brand here.
- La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra-Light Facial Sunscreen Fluid
Do you get the feeling when Singapore sun is too unbearable till you sweat like you’re just out from the shower? That’s how your skin feels like too. Protect yourself with sunblock which is known to dermatologists that it will help you save yourself from skin pigmentation in the future. Featured as water resistant and weightless texture from the help of Cell-Ox Shield XL antioxidant formulation technology while giving you a matte finish.
Suitable for all skin types. Tested on sensitive skin. Paraben free, Fragrance free, and good part is, you can use it under makeup as well when your foundation doesn’t have SPF.
This brand has been recommended by 25,000 dermatologists, it means you’re in good hands, babes.
- SkinConcept Extreme Snail Hydration Moisturiser
I know what you’re thinking, snails?! Yes, it’s one of the hottest trends in Korea to get snail goo on your face as it has anti aging properties, right now on your fingertips. Backed up by serious researchers development in korea by making this snail enzyme cream to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles as well as boosts hydration with macadamia nut oil as well as hyaluronic acid. It calms the skin from irritatation by the help of chamomile and witch hazel. You can use this a daily face cream, perfect for dry skin without feeling heavy or greasy especially when you know you’re out under so much sun exposure.
It’s antimicrobial too, which means this Korean superstar works on acne, rosacea, and those small red bumps typically found on the backs of arms.
- Eucerin AtoControl Body lotion
Eucerin, a brand known for eczema sufferers but wait, it’s also meant for dry, chapped, irritated skin as well from sweat? Yes! Especially the body lotion which could help from top to bottom but as always the case, protective skincare isn’t worth the hype because they’re like skin medicine right? Wrong. Since it makes up for the lack of scent, it’s truly effective and nourishing for supple skin (I’m sure your man doesn’t want to touch your skin like sandpaper right?) It doesn’t feel like those luxurious product but it doesn’t feel unpleasant either. Remember, high volumes of fragrances or alcohol in your skincare products could be the main reason why you’re itching all the time.
This cream has rich and thick texture without being overly sticky which is also suitable for your beloved young ones to use. It’s a good brand to have around especially when you are a travel junkie and your skin reacts to different temperature changes. It’s a good one to keep in the house, and will provide a barrier to protect further damage to compromised skin.
- Kiehl’s Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion
This toner is one of my lemmings from Kiehl’s. It was used for razor cuts and burns back in the day when toners aren’t important as part of the beauty regime. The Blue Algae line is specifically created for oily and blemish– prone skin. The blue skin care line is made up of Sodium PCA, Salicylic Acid, and blue algae herbal extracts: the perfect recipe to combat acne. Even it’s was rumoured that Andy Warhol uses this for his skin. What makes a toner different from an astringent? In terms of composition, they’re the same but astringents also come in medicated forms, while toners can be used sans the prescription of physicians. Both can be chemical or alcohol- based. It gives you the clean feeling after use, may some feel it’s too dry and get irritated but after a while it’s cooling and chilly and tingling sensation which is taken place by menthol. The dryness is just an initial effect which may be caused by the Aluminum Chlorohydrate. But don’t fret because the dryness goes away after a while. It also has Witch Hazel extract that helps tone skin.
The astringent takes away the excess oil on the surface and keeps skin visibly matte. Perfect for oily skin types before using makeup. Less oil means minimal pores clogging and it helps to maintain skin natural moisture. However, this is not meant for eczema sufferers due to the fact alcohol will cause more skin trouble!