With patience and consistency, the perfect skincare routine will work for you all year round. However, to counteract the hot weather, humidity and extra sun exposure that come hand in hand with summer, our routine might need a few modifications to address sweat-induced clogged pores, sunburns and dark spots. Proper UV protection, exfoliation, lighter moisturisers and after-sun care are the keys to flawless summer skin.
JOYCE Beauty has gathered some of the best summer skincare products to help you navigate the scorching season. Here are our midsummer must-haves:
The number one rule of summer skincare is always UV protection. Level up your SPF to at least 30+ and be generous. To stay protected, don’t forget to reapply every two hours. Seek shade and avoid spending too much time in direct sunlight when the UV rays are extreme.
Dr. Barbara Sturm - Sun Drops SPF 50
Sun Drops bring critical SPF 50 broad-spectrum sun protection to your skincare routine. The light-textured facial serum helps protect against wrinkles and other visible signs of ageing such as sun spots and skin discolouration. Enriched with cassia extract, vitamin E, beta-glucan, purslane, hyaluronic acid, green tea leaf, and chamomile flower, this serum contains a combination of four highly effective, non-penetrating screens.
Derm Institute - Daily Defense Protection SPF 50+ PA++++
Derm Institute’s advanced hydrating sunscreen is enriched with a powerful anti-oxidant complex, broad spectrum SPF50+ PA++++ protection and ground-breaking anti-pollution technology. Its leading-edge anti-oxidant complex helps fight free-radical damage while protecting and preserving the skin, and its lightweight tinted texture blends seamlessly into the skin without affecting pores.
The demand for dewy, radiant and clear skin is at its highest during summer, so start prepping your skin now and bring out your brightest for the long summer ahead.
111SKIN - Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask
This luxurious hydrogel mask is infused with pure gold and rose damask extract - combined with a blend of silk amino acids, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and centella asiatica extract - to induce the deepest luminosity. Whether you are after a red-carpet worthy glow or simply some R&R, this miracle mask is great for brightening, firming and moisturising.
111SKIN - Rose Quartz Exfoliating Mask
A multi-fruit acid mask that utilises both chemical and physical exfoliation to slough off dead skin, this radiance mask works to reduce the appearance of pores, pigmentation, dullness, and blemishes to reveal a brighter and more illuminated complexion.
Amala - Skin Perfecting AHA Sleep Serum
This powerful resurfacing serum works overtime while you sleep to gently yet thoroughly exfoliate uneven texture and diminish the look of lines. A potent and hydrating blend of an AHA fruit complex works to smooth away dead skin cells and unclog pores to reveal a brighter, more radiant complexion.
As much as we enjoy sunny days, our skin just doesn’t appreciate sun exposure like we do. The least we can do after a day out is to recompense our skin with repairing and soothing products.
Omorovicza - Queen Essence
The latest addition to Omorovicza’s family, the Queen Essence is formulated to quench the skin and delight the senses while powering the efficacy of your full skincare routine. Queen Essence is the pre-serum that allows optimal absorption of actives from your serum and moisturiser.
Amala - Advanced Firming Concentrate
Amala’s most potent lifting serum is packed with highly stable vitamin C to help boost collagen production and restore firmness with skin - plumping peptides. The face, neck and décolletage are left looking tighter, with improved tone, and fewer fine lines and wrinkles.
Amala - Advanced Firming Complex
Amala’s highest potency wrinkle-smoothing cream leverages breakthrough natural biotechnology to deliver clinically proven results. Enriched with the earth’s most powerful actives, it visibly firms and plumps by supporting the skin’s natural protective barrier, minimises the look of fine lines and wrinkles, smoothes uneven tone, preserves moisture, and enhances elasticity.
Put the petrolatum and thick moisturisers aside when the sun shines brightly. Choosing the right moisturiser will keep your skin hydrated and fresh, and protect from clogged pores and breakouts.
Augustinus Bader – The Light Cream
The lightest moisturiser from the Augustinus Bader’s family. A refreshing, nearly weightless emulsion that harnesses the power of TFC8®, alongside powerhouse antioxidants that fight inflammation, irritation and redness, while also protecting against environmental aggressors that can trigger excess oil production. The result is skin that is both mattified and deeply moisturised.
Dr. Barbara Sturm - Face Cream Light
(Only available at Dr. Barbara Sturm counter)
The Face Cream Light was developed as a lighter formula moisturiser suitable for warmer climates or those with normal to oily skin types. Its satin texture is easily spread and absorbed while providing needed moisture. This cream is formulated with effective, skin-loving anti-ageing ingredients that are also great for sensitive skin types, delivering a powerful dose of non-greasy hydration, as well as soothing and antioxidative compounds.
Your body needs some extra love in the summer too! Help your skin regenerate with gentle exfoliation, buffing away dead skin cells to leave your skin looking radiant.
Tata Harper – Resurfacing Body Serum
A brightening and smoothing body serum made with 25 high-performance botanical ingredients that resurface, brighten, hydrate, smooth and nourish for full-body, anti-ageing results, from head to toe. Best for dry, rough, textured or uneven skin.