9 Lightweight Beauty Products That Last All Day Despite Singapore’s Humidity

by Hayden Ng
LIFESTYLE  |  March 11, 2018
  • Keep fresh and move on
    1 / 10 Keep fresh and move on

    As the temperature on our sunny island enters the unbearable zone over the past few months, it’s no surprise that we’re all favouring ‘cooling’ short shorts and ripped denim.

    (Also Read: Benefits of Sweating That Will Make You Feel Better About Singapore’s Humidity)

    Now that we’ve got our summer closets sorted, it’s time to focus on how to combat some of the most common hair, face and body woes during this super hot season. Scroll through our gallery now to find out more now.

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    All product photos provided by the respective brands. A version of this article originally appeared on www.herworldplus.com. Additional reporting by Dawn Chen.

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  • If you get sunburnt easily...
    2 / 10 If you get sunburnt easily...

    Don’t leave home without applying SPF – not just on your face, but on your body too. Try Biore Refresh Bright Anti-Pollution Body Care Serum ($12.90, leading pharmacies).

    The last thing you want to apply in Singapore’s humidity is a goopy, sticky sunscreen. That’s where this ultra lightweight body lotion comes in. Boasting SPF 50+ and PA+++ protection, this effectively wards off harmful UV rays when you’re out and about without leaving a tacky feel on your skin. The formula is also sweat- and- water-resistant, plus it comes with an anti-pollution technology to protect you against environmental aggressors like dirt, dust and vehicle exhaust.  Available in stores from April 2018.

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  • If your face looks like a disco ball before lunch time...
    3 / 10 If your face looks like a disco ball before lunch time...

    Touch up using Belif’s new Moisture Bomb Cushion-Matt Bullet, which boasts the same moisturising benefits from the brand’s famous True Cream-Moisturising Bomb.

    At the same time, it throws in a sebum-absorbing powder to sponge excess grease from your face, leaving a matte finish that oily skin users will be thankful for.

    The Belif Moisture Bomb Cushion-Matt Bullet ($49) is now available at all Belif stores.

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  • If your sunscreen feels too heavy on your skin…
    4 / 10 If your sunscreen feels too heavy on your skin…

    Then it’s time to turn to Orbis UV Cut SPF50+/PA++++ Sunscreen Super ($25). Besides its high level of sun protection, you’ll fall in love with the next-to-nothing feel upon application.

    That means you can wear it alone or top it off easily with a foundation or BB cushion.

    Orbis UV Cut SPF50+/PA++++ Sunscreen Super is available at www.orbis.com.sg.

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  • If your skin is sick of using too many products...
    5 / 10 If your skin is sick of using too many products...

    Fans of multitaskers will love this new RMK Skintuner Cooling Gel ($49); it doubles up as both a toner and moisturiser and for all skin types to boot.

    Besides its quick absorption, this gel is also designed to instantly cool down the skin. The accompanying powdery scent serves as a bonus treat to your senses.

    (Also Read: Beauty Essentials Every Runner Needs for Great Skin)

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  • If your lips feel drier than ever...
    6 / 10 If your lips feel drier than ever...

    Perhaps it’s because the heat has leached all of the moisture out of your puckers, or maybe you just haven’t been kissing your boyfriend that often.

    Whatever the reason, seek comfort with the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil ($36) – we hear it’s one of the brand’s best sellers! The blend of plant oils from organic jojoba and hazelnut will show those cracked lips the door.

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  • If your body feels sticky mid-day...
    7 / 10 If your body feels sticky mid-day...

    …and jumping into the pool is impossible, then try the new L’Occitane Verbena Fresh Body Mist ($22).

    It gives an instant burst of freshness for the skin, plus its soothing verbena scent will also unload your mind from any stress so that you can keep your Zen on.

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  • If your colleagues have told you how tired you look...
    8 / 10 If your colleagues have told you how tired you look...

    What you’ll need is the Shiseido Concentrated Balancing Softener E (price unavailable).

    Its two key (and very scientific-sounding) ingredients — 4MSK and TMG — are said to work together to unlock your skin’s radiance, curb melanin production and sweep away dull and dead skin cells.

    Use it consistently and you can expect a brighter complexion over time.

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  • If you hair is looking flatter than ever...
    9 / 10 If you hair is looking flatter than ever...

    What you’ll need is a leave-on treatment that’ll give your mane added oomph. This is when the new John Frieda Core Restore Advanced Protein Volumiser ($19.90, leading pharmacies) comes into play.

    (Also Read: 9 Beauty Products That Have In-Built SPF To Protect You From UV Damage)

    Made to strengthen your strands from within, this volumiser promises to banish limp hair and bestow long-lasting volume to your tresses. Use this before blowdrying your hair for maximum results.

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  • If your pores look and feel clogged up...
    10 / 10 If your pores look and feel clogged up...

    Reach for Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Exfoliating Cleansing Powder ($60).

    When you apply too many products on your face, it becomes easier for dirt and oil to get trapped deep within your pores. Combine water with this cleansing powder to activate the powers of the natural bamboo charcoal and walnut shells; they work hard to polish your skin and reveal a smoother and more even complexion.

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