Hey there, sun-kissed beauties and beach bums! It’s time to shed those layers, show off that skin, and get ready for another epic summer season. But before you hit the sand and surf, let’s talk about something super important: skincare. If you want to keep that glow going all summer long (and avoid looking like a lobster), you’re gonna want to listen up. So grab your sunscreen, pour yourself a piña colada, and let’s dive into the 2023 summer skincare essentials you should have in your beach bag.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen
The Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion has broad spectrum SPF 55 protection from UVA/UVB rays, which means you’re getting some serious protection from those rays. But here’s the best part — this stuff is non-greasy and fast-absorbing, so you won’t be left feeling like a sticky mess all day. Plus, it’s formulated with Helioplex for superior sun protection, so you can rest easy knowing your skin is in good hands. Oh, and did we mention that it’s both PABA-free and non-comedogenic? That means you can slather it on your face and body without worrying about clogged pores or breakouts.
Get it for ₱673 via Johnson & Johnson’s official Shopee store.
Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion
Summer is all about soaking up the sun, but sometimes all that heat and humidity can leave our skin feeling dry and itchy. That’s where Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion comes in clutch. This fragrance-free lotion is perfect for very dry skin, with a triple oat and shea butter formula that provides 48-hour moisture and clinically proven relief for even the itchiest of situations. Plus, it’s unscented, so you don’t have to worry about any funky fragrances clashing with your favorite summertime perfume. And let’s not forget about the moisturizing dimethicone skin protectant – it locks in all that hydration and keeps your skin feeling silky smooth all day long.
Get it for ₱1,131 via Johnson & Johnson’s official Shopee store.
blk cosmetics Sheer Sunscreen Primer Stick
This little stick combines the power of a sunscreen and primer in one ultra-convenient package. With SPF 40 UVA/UVB PA++++, you’re getting reliable sun protection for your face and neck without any grease or white cast. And here’s the best part — this sheer, lightweight stick visibly improves skin texture and minimizes pores, all while creating a mattifying base that’s perfect for makeup application. No more oily sheen or patchy foundation — this stick makes everything look smooth, fresh, and grease-free. Plus, it’s sweat-proof, waterproof, and foolproof — meaning you don’t have to worry about blending or touch-ups throughout the day. It feels like a silky, lightweight balm and smells like nothing, making it the perfect addition to your summer skincare routine.
Get it for ₱599 via blk cosmetics’ official Shopee store.
Human Nature SafeProtect SPF30 Sunscreen
Say goodbye to harmful chemicals and hello to sun-safe skin with Human Nature SafeProtect SPF30 Sunscreen, which is 100% natural. This stuff is the ultimate armor against those pesky skin-aging UVA rays and skin-burning UVB rays, with a high PA++++ rating that provides superior protection whether you’re lounging on the sand or snorkeling. And get this – it’s also free from reef-destroying ingredients, so you can feel good about protecting yourself without harming the ocean’s delicate ecosystem.
Get it for ₱325+ via Human Nature’s official Shopee store.
Oxecure Body Acne Spray
Summer is all about feeling confident and carefree in your own skin. But if you’re dealing with body acne, it can be hard to rock that backless sundress or cute swimsuit without feeling self-conscious. That’s where Oxecure Body Acne Spray comes in clutch. With visible results in as fast as 1 week, you’ll be feeling summer-ready in no time. This specially formulated body spray fights acne on even the toughest spots like your back and chest, so you can strut your stuff with confidence. Plus, with natural extracts like Aloe Vera and Witch Hazel, your skin will be smoother and brighter-looking than ever.
Get it for ₱299 via Beauty Dream Hall on Shopee.
Happy Skin Rescue Me Tinted Matte Sun Gel Primer Broad Spectrum Spf 40
Protect and perfect your skin this summer with Happy Skin Rescue Me Sun Gel Primer. Formulated with nourishing ingredients like hydrating hyaluronic acid and fortifying ceramide, Rescue Me will keep your skin looking healthy, moisturized, and glowing. And with SPF 50 PA+++ and anti-blue light technology, this gel sunscreen/primer will protect your skin against harmful UV rays while minimizing damage from screen time. Plus, it absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave any sticky residue! And if you’re looking for a little tint to your sunscreen, these primers also come in tinted variants.
Get it for ₱899 via Happy Skin’s official Shopee store.
Creightons Bronze Ambition
Tan skin is always cute, but you know what isn’t? Sun damage. Bronze Ambition Fake Don’t Bake gradual tan will make you look like you’ve just spent a week basking in the sun, without actually having to damage your skin. It’s a tropical-scented body cream that’s mixed with hydrating coconut oil, leaving your skin feeling silky smooth while simultaneously giving you a natural and long-lasting tan. So even if you’re spending most of these warm months indoors with the AC, the Fake Don’t Bake gradual tan will keep you looking sun-kissed all summer.
Get it for ₱325 on Beauty Bar.
Ecococo Coconut Mango Body Scrub
With sea salt that will scrub away dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling silky smooth, and coconut oil which will hydrate and moisturize your skin, Ecococo’s Coconut Mango Body Scrub is perfect for anyone who wants to maintain their summer glow. And, to top it all off, the tropical mango fragrance will have you feeling like you’re lounging on a beach in paradise — regardless of your actual location.
Get it for ₱1,325 at Beauty Bar.
Which of these summer skincare essentials will you be adding to your arsenal?