Dry weather season is upon us. Keep calm with these soothing skincare products.
Is your skin red and peeling? Does it feel taut or uncomfortable? If you answered yes to any of these, you may be experiencing skin sensitivity brought about temperature changes. If a flare-up happens, keep calm and reach for these skin soothing products designed to heal and strengthen.
Natural beauty brand BIOTEN is the latest player in the Philippine market. The Greek brand brings in reasonably-priced skin soothing products chockfull of components like prebiotics and other naturally-derived ingredients. Currently, Bioten offers two variants: Normal/Oily and Dry/Sensitive. And because editors tend to try on a lot of products and under go many procedures, we’re partial to the Dry/Sensitive line, especially the Skin Moisture Dry (P349) and Skin Moisture Micellar Water (P349). Both contain antioxidant-rich saffron to soothe delicate, sensitive skin.
Local brand ELLANA MINERAL COSMETICS is known for their conscious and transparent take on skincare. Because of this, they’ve earned a cult following from skin-savvy Filipinas. Their latest release of serum sprays have become instant bestsellers, easily achieving beauty editor-approved status. Our favorite product from this range is the Uplift Hydrating Niacinamide + Vitamin C Serum (P799), which offers soothing benefits to the skin, making it the perfect prep for the rest of our skincare.
The iconic LAURA MERCIER Translucent Loose Setting Powder (P1295) has been given holy grail status by makeup experts and aficionados. This product is definitely beauty editor-approved, thanks to its weightless formula, phenomenal lasting power and ability to softly mattify skin. After releasing a Deep variant for darker skin tones, the brand now offers Honey, a banana-colored powder that livens up complexions, especially tanned and olive skin tones. Because it’s non-comedogenic and dermatologist approved, it won’t irritate skin, making it ideal for those with sensitive skin.
Frequent hand-washing, while important, can wreak havoc on one’s skin. Not all hand creams are created equal, so look for one that offers intense hydration and skin barrier protection. We love the MARY KAY White Tea & Citrus Satin Hands Pampering Set, which includes both the Fragrance-Free Satin Hands Protecting Softener and the White Tea & Citrus Satin Hands Nourishing Shea Cream. Both are enriched with shea butter, which not only gives rich hydration and instant relief, but also strengthens the skin barrier, locking in moisture for longer. And thanks to its white tea and citrus scent, it not only works as a skin soothing product, it also calms the senses for a spa-like experience.