Pile On The SPF: Here Are Our Summer Beauty Essentials

Pile On The SPF: Here Are Our Summer Beauty Essentials

Get beach-ready with these summer beauty essentials from Sunnies Face, Drunk Elephant, Happy Skin and more



We’re no strangers to the heat and humidity in the Philippines. With summer in full swing, we’re piling on sun protection and adding products to our routines to soothe sensitized skin. This revenge travel season, skin doesn’t have to suffer! From a must-have serum-sunscreen hybrid from Sunnies Face to a soothing serum from Pestlo, here are essential products we highly recommend for the months to come.


Sunnies Face Sunsafe

Sunnies Face Sunsafe (P595, Shopee) 


Say goodbye to pesky whitecast and hello to an invisible, seamless finish! Sunnies Face’s new hero product, Sunsafe, is a serum-sunscreen hybrid formulated with SPF 50+ PA+++ and skin-caring ingredients like niacinamide, peptide, Vitamin E and phytoceramides. It’s lightweight, non-sticky and fragrance-free—your dream sun care product that you’ll actually want to pile on daily.    


Happy Skin Sun Boosters


Pile on the sun protection with Happy Skin’s good-for-you SPF-boosted skincare line “that doubles as skin and skincare,” the Sun Boosters. Get your hands on the Hyaluronic Sun Serum SPF 50+ PA++++, a serum-sunscreen mix, and its solid format, the Invisible Sun Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 50. Formulated with ultra-hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, soothing Cica and strengthening Ceramides, skin receives ample protection from harsh UV rays while leaving a weightless, skin-like finish.


COSRX Aloe 54.2 Aqua Tone-up Sunscreen

Pile On The SPF: Here Are Our Summer Beauty Essentials
COSRX Aloe 54.2 Aqua Tone-up Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++ (P680, Shopee)


If you’re a fan of COSRX’s bestselling Aloe Soothing Sun Cream, you’ll definitely have a love-at-first-swipe moment with the new Aloe 54.2 Aqua Tone-up Sunscreen. Powered by aloe barbadensis leaf water, this lightweight, non-sticky and fast-absorbing sunscreen protects skin against harmful UV rays and even soothes sunburn. It also brightens up skin for a healthy-looking, radiant complexion.


Pestlo NoniCica Soothing Serum

Pile On The SPF: Here Are Our Summer Beauty Essentials
Pestlo NoniCica Smoothing Serum (P999, The Collective)



Skin easily gets sensitized because of heat and other environmental stressors. Let Pestlo’s NoniCica Smoothing Serum be the much-needed vacay for your skin! Beautifully infused with Noni fruit extract and Centella Asiatica (AKA Cica), this two-in-one product soothes irritated skin, calms redness and delivers long-lasting hydration. You can even apply product to sunburned areas to help skin heal quicker!


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Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi™ Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops

Pile On The SPF: Here Are Our Summer Beauty Essentials
Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi™ Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops (P2,300, LOOK At Me)


Want a safe way to give yourself a sunkissed tan without the long-term damaging effects? Drunk Elephant’s D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops is pure sunshine in a bottle! Add product to a serum, cream or oil, maybe even your base product, for a beach-ready glow and a potent dose of protective antioxidants! It looks ultra-flattering for every complexion, too.


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Easy-Peasy Carry-All


Now what would a beach trip be without a trustworthy carry-all for all your essentials? Pack your SPF and travel-sized skincare, plus your holy grail makeup products, in Easy Peasy’s do-it-all Silicone Organizer. Available in Coffee and Olive, it’s perfect for a tap-worthy flatlay, too.


P.S. Easy Peasy’s seamless Nipple Pads for sensitive skin are the perfect summer companions for your bikinis! It’s available in Classic and Opaque (in three inclusive skin tones: Cream, Nude and Tan) for a barely-there look and feel.


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Which products are you copping for your next beach trip?



Art Matthew Ian Fetalver

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