Brush Up On Your After-Sun Skincare With These Picks | Clozette


We’ll say it again: sun protection is necessary. But while there’s plenty that’s been said about the matter, we often overlook that protecting your skin from sun damage doesn’t stop at slathering on some sunscreen and calling it a day. An after-sun skincare routine is just as important for keeping your skin at peak health. And because your skin would be feeling a bit dry and sensitive, your everyday skincare won’t do. Here, we give you the 411 on properly caring for your skin post prolonged sun exposure.


After-Sun Skincare Step 1: Cool off with a shower.


Mary Kay Satin Body Revitalising Shea Scrub

Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturising Body Wash, SGD18.90/~USD14 (watsons.com); Mary Kay Satin Body Revitalising Shea Scrub, SGD25/~USD18 (marykay.com)


Rinse off the dirt, grime, and sweat from your body by taking a shower. You can opt for a bit of warmth to open your pores but make sure the water isn’t too hot because the objective is to reduce skin temperature. Use a mild body wash such as Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturising Body Wash, which contains colloidal oatmeal to gently nourish the skin. You can also opt for a mild exfoliant such as Mary Kay Satin Body Revitalising Shea Scrub, which is enriched with moisturising shea butter and sunflower oil to gently slough off any dead skin cells on your body. Finish with a cold burst to cool down.

After-Sun Skincare Step 2: Double-cleanse your face.


Murad Soothing Gel Cleanser

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, SGD38/~USD28 (dhccare.com); Murad Soothing Gel Cleanser, SGD53/~USD39 (murad.co.uk)


It might be strange to have to double-cleanse your face even without makeup but it’s an effective way of removing all traces of moisturiser or sunscreen left behind from the day’s activities. Use a gentle cleansing oil like DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, which is formulated with antioxidant-rich olive oil and vitamin E to soften skin and protect it against free radicals. Follow up with a gentle water-based cleanser like Murad Soothing Gel Cleanser, which contains Licorice Root to soothe redness and inflammation.


After-Sun Skincare Step 3: Layer on hydration.


KAO Curel Intensive Moisture Cream

Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner, SGD59/USD43 (kiehl’s.com); KAO Curel Intensive Moisture Cream, SGD31/~USD23 (cosme.com)


The important thing when it comes to nursing your skin after sun exposure is to moisturise, moisturise, moisturise. Start with a soothing and balancing toner such as Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner whose botanical ingredients are perfect for the most sensitive skin types. Then use an ultra-hydrating cream such as KAO Curel Intensive Moisture Cream. The alcohol-free formula is gentle on the skin and is packed with ceramides to restore the skin barrier.



Optional Step: Slap on a face mask.


Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mask

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Oatmeal Mask, SGD40/~USD29 (sephora.com); Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mask, SGD17/~USD12 (sephora.com)


Really amp up the hydration factor by applying a deeply moisturising face mask like First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Oatmeal Mask, which contains a blend of protective oats and botanical ingredients to repair and nourish the skin. You can also opt for a hydrating sheet mask such as Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mask, which uses green tea, rice, and algae to impart a healthy, dewy glow.


After-Sun Skincare Step 4: Don’t forget your body.


After-Sun Skincare Sun Bum Cool Down Hydrating After-Sun Lotion

Burt’s Bees Aloe and Coconut Oil After-Sun Soother, SGD14/~USD9.99 (burtsbees.com); Sun Bum Cool Down Hydrating After-Sun Lotion, SGD16/~SGD11.99 (dermstore.com)


Your body also needs some TLC! While you can use your typical aloe gel, Burt’s Bees Aloe and Coconut Oil After-Sun Soother is a good all-rounder with its non-greasy all-natural formula. Those who suffer from burns and peeling skin might appreciate Sun Bum Cool Down Hydrating After-Sun Lotion, which uses cucumber and cocoa butter to replenish moisture loss and protect irritated skin.


By following this simple after-sun skincare routine, your skin will thank you for many more sun-filled days to come!


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Following the success of her cosmetics line, Kylie Jenner is back at it again with another savvy business pursuit. With everyone, especially millennials, becoming interested in skincare, the demand for quality skincare products continues to grow. Which is why the mogul recently teased her latest skincare line, Kylie Skin, to cater to this demand. Its selling point? Everything is packaged in minimalist, millennial pink and nothing is over USD30.



Being a millennial and one of Instagram’s biggest influencers, Kylie knows the appeal of Instagrammable things. While all six products are undoubtedly picture-worthy, they also focus on basic skincare essentials that anyone should have on their shelf. And because they’re all affordable, we feel they’ll be flying off the store shelves soon. Plus, she’s doing a bundle where you can get all six Kylie Skin products for the price of USD125. We know that committing to a full line can be a big step, particularly for those who like to switch up their products every so often. So we’ve decided to choose our top picks from the Kylie Skin debut. Here are the three standouts that caught our attention.

Kylie Skin Foaming Face Wash


kylie skin face wash

Kylie Skin Foaming Face Wash, SGD33/~USD24


Cleansers are criminally underrated as skincare products even though cleansing is a crucial first step to every skincare routine. Kylie’s face wash contains Kiwi Seed Oil, which has high amounts of vitamin C to combat blemishes and wrinkles. The pump bottle converts the formula from liquid to a luxurious foam that doesn’t leave the face feeling tight afterwards. It has a light fragrance, however, which might not sit well with ultra-sensitive skin types.


Kylie Skin Vitamin C Serum



We love a good vitamin C serum for its many skin benefits and Kylie seems to be a fan herself. Though the concentration of vitamin C is yet to be specified, she claims that the serum is packed with powerful ingredients that help brighten skin, stimulate collagen, reduce redness, and combat signs of ageing. We say it’s worth a try.



Kylie Skin Eye Cream



The real gamechanger to Kylie Jenner’s skincare debut: an affordable eye cream. Many of us can relate to the struggle with dark circles and puffy eyes. Kylie’s eye cream promises the perfect pick-me-up after a late night with a combination of caffeine, green tea, vitamin E, and pomegranate to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and brighten up your peepers.


(Cover photo from: @kylieskin)

Kylie Skin will be launching officially on 22 May on their website. 

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Scent is a curious thing. Many of us tend to experience it in contrasts. Catching a whiff of a stranger’s perfume may last only a moment as you pass them by on your daily commute. Meanwhile, the smell of your grandmother’s cooking might remain as fresh in your memory as it did on that summer years ago. Renowned French fragrance label Diptyque draws on the idea of scent as both immersive and temporary at their pop-up exhibition which ran from 3 to 9 May at Paragon Orchard Lobby. The event served as a retrospective of Diptyque’s storied history as a perfume-maker and the unveiling of their latest fragrance, Eau de Minthé.


diptyque pop-up

The Diptyque Pop-Up Exhibit at Paragon Orchard


About Diptyque Eau de Minthé


eau de menthe


Eau de Minthé recalls the mythlogy of the nymph who attempted to seduce Hades and was turned into a delicate stem of mint. The result is an intoxicating blend of lively geranium and soft patchouli, accentuated by nutmeg, with the fresh fragrance of mint at its heart. A testament to the fern olfactory family, the scent is both sweet and spicy with an herbal undertone.

The Diptyque Pop-Up Exhibit



Left: The L'Eau fragrance on display; Right: The exhibit for the Philosykos fragrance


Also featured in the pop-up are three of Diptyque’s most iconic fragrances: L’Eau, Do Son, and Philosykos. The first one, L’Eau, was created in 1968 and was revolutionary during its time for its gender-neutral scent of geranium, clove, and cinnamon. The second one, Philosykos, was created in 1996 and has a woody fragrance drawing on the fig tree’s leaves, sap, and wood. Finally, Do Son, created in 2005, is a spicy floral concoction of tuberose, orange blossom and jasmine. The scent recalls one of the founder’s childhood in Do Son, Along Bay. The exhibit details the creative journey behind each scent.


diptyque artist box

The Diptyque Pop-Up's Artist Box 


Other highlights of the pop-up include the artist box, a painter’s palette-like curation of scents where guests can sample each scent’s notes. Various images, illustrations, and postcards displayed in the boutique also reflect over 50 years of the brand’s creative vision. To cap off the experience, guests were encouraged to take pictures in the thematic photobooth alongside a personalised engraving and initials painting service for Diptyque products.


You can pick up Eau de Minthé at Diptyque boutiques and stores and on the Diptyque website.

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