11 Summer Must-Haves—Put Some Skin into Your Game!

It’s clear skin with a chance of bright, pastel pops
Saturday 24 July 2021
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1. Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Dewy Liquid Blush 

Selena Gomez’s beauty line has finally reached our shores! And along with it are the cult-favourite items that have long since been in many a wishlist. 

Perhaps the most coveted of all is the pigment-packed Soft Pinch Liquid Blush. The elegant liquid formula imbues a gentle and natural flush that mimics healthy, sun-kissed skin. Of the eight shades that are currently available, we’re expecting for the shade Joy to be all the rage this season. 


2. Skin Inc Custom Recovery Sleep Mask 

Your skin is so individually yours, so custom tailored masks are the way to go in order to address specific combinations of skin concerns. 

Enter, Skin Inc. They’re taking the guesswork out of the equation. Gone are the days where you have to sift through individual ingredient lists to figure out if the formula will target your particular skin issues. The Custom Recovery Sleep Mask—available in both Hydro Cream and Hydro Gel bases—works to repair the skin as you sleep the night away. 

While the blend of serums is completely up to you, they all share one common tech: active ingredient encapsulation. It protects the ingredients from harmful UV rays and oxidation, keeping them fresh for every application.  


3. Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate 

Healthy skin is in, and per Shiseido’s definition, it means building the organ’s resilience, radiance, and smoothness. The new Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate harnesses the power of two star ingredients, heart leaf plant and fermented roselle extracts, to create a formula that nourishes the skin. 

The efficacy of the serum was tested too, and it’s proven to improve barrier function and appearance of wrinkles within four weeks. But perhaps a greater tell of the power of the serum is the fact that one Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate is sold every 6.8 seconds globally. 


4. Nudestix Heaven & Earth 7 Piece Makeup Kit

Up for some splashes of colour? Add Nudestix’s sunset-inspired Heaven & Earth 7 Piece Makeup Kit into the mix. Everything from eyes, cheeks and lips are included in the pouch, which is made from 100% post-recycled plastic bottles. 

While the colour palette is not for the faint-hearted, you can totally opt for the monochromatic route, since the Nudies Bloom and the Magnetic Lip Plush Paints are technically safe to be used all over the complexion. 


5. Lush Lashes 

It turns out, you can have it both ways. Lush’s latest addition to the makeup range, Lush Lashes is formulated with wheatgrass and extra virgin coconut oil to encourage growth while giving you fabulous, feathery lashes. 

At the same time, your lashes are protected, thanks to the beeswax and gum acacia that will hold your curl in place. The wand is designed to deliver volume and separation, so you can enjoy lush lashes. 


6. Kiehls Super Multi-Corrective Cream

It’s never too early to hop onto the anti-aging skincare train. Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream may not be the latest product to drop in the market, but it has undergone a reformulation to provide your complexion with greater lift, volume restoration, and contour definition. 

Their star ingredients include Chaga Mushroom, Phytomimetic Vitamin A, and Proxylane—a patented ingredient that stimulates the production of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) which nourish collagen and elastin and protect the skin against water loss. The combination of all these active ingredients helps to tackle seven visible signs of aging. 


7. Ole Henriksen Dewtopia™ 20% Acid Night Treatment

Ever since Ole Henriksen’s arrival at Sephora Asia, the Clean-at-Sephora brand has been receiving scores of positive reviews across the board. 

And here to round off the Transform line is the latest addition to the eponymous brand, the Dewtopia™ 20% Acid Night Treatment. The acid blend consists of 10% AHAs and 10% PHAs, which will chemically exfoliate the skin to reveal fresh, smooth skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots and fine lines.

For those that are apprehensive towards acids, the formulation do include aloe juice, Nordic birch sap, and cotton water to help nourish and condition the skin. Remember to be extra vigilant with SPF when incorporating this into your skincare routine, as acids do increase the skin’s photosensitivity. 


8. Gucci 1921 EDP

This perfume, from its flacon to its packaging, exudes majesty. 

1921 is part of The Alchemist’s Garden, Gucci’s dreamy Haute Perfumery line. This particular creation is crafted to celebrate the Maison’s centenary. The bright citrus note is balanced with a tinge of freshness and the richness of white florals. Although this particular perfume transcends gender, creations in The Alchemist’s Garden are designed to unleash the alchemist within you, to be layered and blended to develop a one-of-a-kind sillage. 


9. Clarins UV Plus [5P] Anti-Pollution Multi-Protection Moisturising Screen

If you think the name is long, wait till you hear all the benefits of this sunscreen. The UV Plus [5P] Anti-Pollution Multi-Protection Moisturising Screen is the brand’s solution to urban environmental aggressors. 

On top of SPF 50 PA +++, the cream protects the skin from five types of pollutants: atmospheric, indoor, photo pollution, blue light, and pollen. It’s also packed with antioxidants from organic mango leaf extract—so you can say goodbye to dullness, inflammation, and accelerated aging. 

The sunscreen comes in three tints: translucent, rose, and lavender. 


10. Fenty Skin Buff Ryder Exfoliating Body Scrub

Your body could use some lovin’ too. 

Get the Barbados beach treatment with the Buff Ryder Exfoliating Body Scrub and reveal smooth and clear skin. The combination of both physical and chemical exfoliants and indulgent conditioning oils will result in baby-soft and healthy-looking skin.

The scent is a treat to the senses too! You’ll be stepping out of the shower smelling like an irresistible tropical dessert. 


11. Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash

While traditional foaming face washes tend to leave the skin squeaky clean and with a tight sensation, the Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash feels like a gentle cleanser while using the power of salicylic acid to effectively eradicate acne and excessive oiliness. 

If you’ve fallen victim to maskne, this could be the answer to your struggles. In our conversation with experts at Clear Start by Dermalogica, salicylic acid is the star of the show, and the foaming wash is a formulation that is gentle enough to be used twice a day, so you can enjoy the benefits day and night.