Korean Beauty Products Perfect for the Hot Philippine Summer
We love Asian beauty products for the light texture, feel, and scent they leave on our skin as opposed to most Western products that tend to be a little thicker.
Summer has definitely dawned on the Philippines as our temperature’s been hitting 30+ degrees. Along with the call of the beach, the call of the hot summer sun is also here - making us sweat profusely as we tackle on our day-to-day activities.
During summer, we tend to use more Asian beauty products as we feel that they are formulated to cater better to how our skin reacts to our hot season.
We think that Korean know more about fresh-looking skin than we do so we took to them for products that are perfect for a hot summer. Here are some of our picks that you should definitely have:
Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Face Mask
The super hot weather can make your skin dry as well especially if you’ve been under the sun for too long. Before your face gets flaky from being too dry, make sure you make this season a season of face mask.
Best to do that with innisfree’s masks available in a whole forest of variations - Kiwi, Green Tea, Acai Berry, Rice, Rose, Strawberry, Lime, Bija, Tea Tree, Blackberry, Pomegranate, Shea Butter, Manuka Honey, Cucumber, Aloe, and Bamboo.
You could try one for everyday! But we specifically love the one in cucumber because it’s very moisturizing and refreshing, perfect for an after-sun pamper sesh.
Elizavecca Hell Pore Mask
There has been so much reviews about this deep pore cleaning mask and you should totally try it. It’s not your usual peeling pore mask because somehow it manages to seep within your deepest pores putting the “hell” in it’s name (we guess?).
The warmth of the season will make your pores bigger thus letting every dirt possible from our polluted cities enter them and that’s just disgusting so better get this to make sure your face is super clean.
CosRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
In case you’re not familiar with this brand, CosRX is a Korean beauty line that majorly produces a wide variety of not-your-usual skin care products. They aim to promote a new cosmetic standard where makeup use in minimized and skin care maxed.
Which is, honestly, something we need for hot summers in the country. You can’t really wear too much makeup when you head out unless you want to look like a melting Madame Tussaud artwork.
Their Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence is one of their bestsellers that you should totally try.
Mamonde Rose Water Toner
There are so much toners available on the market but with the warm season, we should adjust to using them as well because some toners have a higher chemical content that can tend to dry your skin more.
So what do you do when you want a toner that, well, tones your face but at the same time moisturizes it? Get Mamonde’s Rose Water Toner.
Rose water contains great antioxidants and anti-aging components that is very good for the skin. The Mamonde Rose Water Toner has 90.89% Damask rose water guaranteed to soothe and moisturize your skin. Get one asap!!
Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream
Less makeup (than usual) is advisable for the summer so your skin can breathe. But sometimes, some girls out there (including us) just can’t step out of the house without something on our face.
The Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream is our top pick for instant, light cover-ups for everyday use. Best part is, this product has SPF 42 and PA+++! Available in 6 shades.
Cruelty-free and have not been tested on animals, this is a good addition to your summer kit.
April Skin Magic Cushion 2.0
There has been a crazy hype about these magic cushions that is light and breathable but giving you full coverage at the same time (which probably gave it the "magic" reputation).
Western brands have claimed to reproduce some of these to be compatible with Asian skin but of course, if we're riding on the hype, might as well go for the brands that kickstarted that bandwagon.
The April Skin Magic Cushion 2.0 is definitely our go to. It is 45% water based which keeps it light and airy. It's just plain gorgeous. You have to have one for quick touchups on the go.
Esthetic House CP-1 Raspberry Treatment Vinegar
Sometimes during the summer, it’s not only our skin that gets dry, our scalps too especially if you’ve been spending a whole day under the sun.
A flaky scalp can be itchy and annoying. For that, you can try the CP-1 Raspberry Treatment Vinegar from Esthetic House. It optimizes the scalp and makes your hair stronger, more elastic, and easy to style.
Because of its natural ingredients, your hair will be refreshed, super soft, and lustrous.
All these products are available in some Korean beauty stores near you but to ensure legit, quality products, you can also opt to order them from our friends at @kbeautymircat. You can send them a message on Viber at +63.905.210.6522 or follow them on Instagram!