Summer beauty 911: nifty solutions for top beauty emergencies
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From sunscreen that can be used on your babies to water repelling lip tints and sunscreen packaging that reminds you to reapply – here are some nifty products to survive the heat and any beauty emergencies you might face like melting makeup. Some of these products cling on so well they are rather sweat-proof. Plus, some products are not even launched yet (they are launching in August), so we want you to be the first to know about it. Here it from us first.
If you’re worried about giving your little one a nasty reaction when you share your sunscreen with them, this one’s a safe space saver. SKINFOOD White Dandelion Derma Mild Sun Lotion SPF43 PA+++, $31.90, is Environmental Working Group Green verified to be free of chemicals of concern and is safe on sensitive skin and mild enough for babies. It contains Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, and does not contain chemical sunscreens. Dr Melvin Tan of EPION Clinic recommends that “physical sunscreens are proven to be safe for children. You have to be more careful with chemical sunscreens as they are absorbed into the skin and may potentially have harmful effects for the younger ones.”
Ever seen your lipstick visibly repel water droplets? Now you can with Etude House Active Proof Shield Wear Color Tint, $12.90. The long-lasting lip colour has a non-sticky formula that glides on like a watery tint onto lips and forms a light, comfortable film on lips to stay vibrant all day.
Designed to address the common problem where sunscreens ‘thin out’ and disappear with extended contact with sweat, water and sand, Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk SPF50+ PA++++, $39.90, has new Aqua Booster EX technology that makes it friction-resistant, sand-resistant, water-proof and sweat-proof. Meant for both face and body, the UV protection film over skin actually adheres better when in contact with water and sweat to offer longer lasting protection.
From now till August 12, you can get up to 25% off this sunscreen at the Anessa popup outside Ngee Ann City from 10am to 10pm daily.
Clever packaging design has the white UV Sensor Cap turn purple when exposed to too much UV rays to remind you to reapply. Beauty essence, makeup base and sunscreen in one, Astalift White Perfect UV Clear Solution SPF50+ PA++++, $72, also prevents excessive sweat and sebum production. Skincare ingredients like antioxidants and collagen boost skincare benefits and keeps skin plump.
Awarded the US-based National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance in 2016, Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Dry Touch SPF50+ PA++++, $31.90, is the first sunscreen proven to be suitable for those with eczema and sensitive skin. This mineral sunscreen uses 100% zinc oxide for a photo-stable physical sunscreen that is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. Specially formulated to be hypoallergenic, the formula is free from common skin irritants – PABA, oils and fragrances.
Oilier skins will love the mattifying effect of this sunscreen. What’s more, Supergoop! Smooth and Poreless 100% Mineral Matte Screen SPF 40, $56, delivers 100% mineral broad spectrum protection that’s good for sensitive skin, and is sweat and water resistant for up to 40 minutes after application. No parabens, sulfates, oxybenzone or synthetic fragrances. Best of all, the sunscreen dries to a matte finish, and even blurs out uneven texture and other minor skin imperfections with a universally flattering tint.
For reapplying sunscreen while keeping makeup intact
“Sprays are known for not actually providing the stated amount of SPF on the bottle as most of the sunscreen ends up being blown away”, shares Dr Melvin Tan of EPION Clinic. This is why Etude House Active Proof Aqua Cooling Sun Water SPF50+ PA++++, $19.90, is great. A special soft cushion applicator means the cooling watery sunscreen can be gently patted over makeup or clean skin for better sun protection.