The thought of summer brings forth many images. Bikini babes with margaritas in hand, perhaps? Despite Singapore being in perpetual summer all year round, we still manage to stay on trend when it comes to our beauty buys. So if you’re wondering what the must-have summer buys are this season, read on.


The Body Shop Body Sorbet

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Before you melt from the heat like everyone else, grab a tube of Body Sorbet from The Body Shop. We fell in love with The Body Shop’s new moisturiser thanks to the sorbet texture. Think of your favourite sorbet and the moisturiser is just what it is – water-based, lightweight and refreshing – a fluffier version of a gel. The eco-friendly company promises this new invention will keep your skin hydrated and refreshed, despite the sweltering heat. As with all Body Shop products, you will not be disappointed with its scent. Available in five very yummy flavours, our noses were treated to sweet sensations ranging from grapefruit to satsuma. We almost had to stop ourselves from licking our moisturised hands!

Toni & Guy Sea Salt texturising spray

Fresh from the runways of Alexander Wang and Balmain, natural beauty is in this season. Unlike our friends on the runway, we need some help with managing our tresses. Manage your flyaway hair or add some volume with Toni & Guy’s Sea Salt texturising spray. The versatile spray can be used on both wet and dry hair; Simply spritz all over and brush your fingers through. The end result is a wavy effect that will maintain stray hairs. If you want an extra pop of body, blow dry your hair after. The heat from the dryer will set your hair and give it an added burst of volume.


For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Sunscreen

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Summer is never complete without sun protection. This season, we’re loving For Beloved One’s new sunscreen range. The Melasleep sunscreen series contains both physical and chemical sun protection. This means harmful UV rays are either absorbed by the product, or bounced off your skin completely. According to the company, it means you get twice the protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Another reason why we love this product is its availability in two different shades, so you can choose the one most suited for your skin. If you are prone to redness, pick the sunscreen in a tinted green, as the light tinge of colour will tone down any flares of sensitivity. The product is also said to be infused with ingredients that hydrate and combat blemishes, so you can combat zits even while frolicking on the beach.


Bliss ‘pout’-o-matic

Summer isn’t an excuse for dehydration ━ flakey lips will never be in season. So help your puckers this summer with bliss ‘pout’-o-matic. The exfoliating tool is apparently the first of its kind for lips. According to the company, the ‘pout’-o-matic uses a special massaging head that gently edges away dead skin cells while moisturising your lips at the same time. Use the exfoliating tool with bliss’s sugar lip scrub, and your lips will be silky soft in no time.


Laneige BB Cushion (Pore Control)

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The sister product to the original BB cushion, Laneige has launched a new BB cushion for the sensitive and acne-prone. Infused with Melia Azadirachta extract, an anti-pollutant, the product claims to increase oxygen supply to your pores while revitalising damaged skin. Your skin will also benefit with the inclusion of Salicylic Acid, an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent. Much like the former BB cushion, Laneige BB pore control provides sheer coverage with a dewy finish. So if you’re busy worrying that you’ll break out this summer, Laneige’s BB cushion (pore control) may help to soothe your skin this season.

 

Bliss ‘pout’-o-matic, $72, is available from May 20 at Sephora stores. For more information, visit www.sephora-sea.com and follow Sephora Singapore on Facebook and Twitter.

For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Sunscreen, $52, is available from June at Sephora stores. For more information, visit www.sephora-sea.com and follow Sephora Singapore on Facebook and Twitter.

Laneige BB Cushion (Pore Control), $59, is available from May at all Laneige stores. For more information, visit www.laneige.com.sg and follow the brand on Facebook.

The Body Shop Body Sorbet, $19.90, is available from June at all The Body Shop stores. For more information, please visit www.thebodyshop.com.sg and follow the brand on Facebook.

Toni & Guy Sea Salt texturising spray, $24.90, is available at all leading pharmacies, supermarkets and hypermarkets. For more information, visit www.hairmeetwardrobe.com and follow Toni & Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe on Facebook and Instagram.