What You Need To Know About Sun Care That's Powerful But Gentle On Your Skin | Clozette

Protecting the skin from the damaging rays of the sun is one thing. Protecting sensitive skin is a different story altogether. When you have sensitive skin, it can be irritated by just about anything — even those that are meant to protect it. In some cases, Chemical sunscreens can cause stinging or itching. So what do you do? Here’s the deal on sun care for sensitive skin.

Look for a gentle, non-irritating formula

Protection doesn’t need to be harsh. When looking for sun care, make sure your eyes are on products that are safe and gentle for your sensitive skin, like the Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Mild Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ and Anessa Essence UV Sunscreen Mild Milk SPF 35+ PA+++. They’re both formulated to be gentle enough that they can even be used on babies (from one year up).

The Anessa Mild Milk range is great for sensitive skin

They have a 7-free formula which makes them ultra gentle on the skin; they’re free from parabens (preservatives), colourants, fragrance, alcohol, octinoxate, minerals and oxybenzone that may irritate the skin.

Tailor your sun care to your skin type and lifestyle

One thing to note as well is that sensitive skin types can also vary in terms of skin needs. Some are dry while others are normal or oily. The Perfect UV Sunscreen Mild Milk is great for someone who has oily skin; it’s great for those who live an active lifestyle. Meanwhile, the Essence UV Sunscreen Mild Milk and its light but hydrating formula is perfect for everyday use for someone who has dry skin.

Anessa Mild Milk range texture

Above: Swatch of the Perfect UV Sunscreen Mild Milk; Below: Swatch of the Essence UV Mild Milk

You also have to make sure that the sunscreen you use fits your lifestyle and location. Some sunscreens don’t mix well with sweat and can give a stinging or itchy sensation — something to take note of especially in our tropical region. The Anessa Mild Milk Range is perfect for this because it’s formulated with AquaBooster Ex Technology that actually makes its protection power stronger when it comes in contact with water or sweat.

Protect it from other aggressors

Anessa Mild Milk UV Sunscreen

Sun is the main culprit in damaging the skin, but it has accomplices like pollution and bad skincare habits. These aggressors are especially brutal if you have sensitive skin because even the slightest, inconspicuous thing can wreak havoc. So make sure you do not only protect your skin from UV rays but also from pollution and stress. The Anessa Mild Milk range is perfect for this because it also protects the skin from physical stressors like dust and grime. Plus, they contain skin-caring benefits such as Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate from licorice root that soothes the skin, wild thyme and chestnut rose extracts that are rich in antioxidants, and angelica acutiloba root extract that moisturises well.

Give your sensitive skin gentle protection with Anessa. Get a bottle here.

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Whatever mood you're in, these headlines are sure to put you in a better one. From the release of an anticipated limited-edition shoe design to welcoming a new generation of celebrity babies, here are the hottest updates that you shouldn't miss today.

Puma x Pantone

Puma Buffalo London Nova Sneaker

Can't get enough of Pantone's 2019 Colour Of The Year? Then here's some good news for you: Puma and Pantone will be releasing an exclusive edition of the PUMA Nova sneaker in PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral. Several iterations of the classic running-inspired shoe silhouette will be available globally on PUMA.com by 9 May. For gals living in Singapore, the collection will also drop at Puma Bugis+, Marina Bay Sands and ION on the same date as its online launch.

Revlon x Gurls Talk

With the goal of raising mental health awareness, Gurls Talk, an online community that serves as a support system for young girls founded by Adwoa Aboah, and cosmetic company Revlon partners up to launch a collection highlighting the importance self-love and acceptance. The three makeup kits include nail polish, lipsticks and shimmer eyeshadows. 

Urban Decay to launch a Perversion 2.0

Urban Decay Perversion

Mark your calendars because on 23 May, Urban Decay will launch a bigger, blacker, and "badder" version of their beloved Perversion mascara. This time, the formula is waterproof and smudge-proof! Talk about lush lashes, right? 

Keira Knightley is pregnant again

In case you missed it, Keira Knightley is pregnant again. The momma-to-be is seen flaunting her little baby bump while decked in fabulous CHANEL dresses. This will be her second child with husband James Righton following the birth of her daughter Edie Knightley Righton. We'll surely be able to scout some savvy and chic pregnancy style tips from her, that's for sure.

Duchess Meghan is about to give birth anytime soon

While we're on the topic of celebrity babies, we might as well update you on the status of Duchess Meghan's pregnancy. It's reported that we can expect Baby Sussex to be born anytime soon. In fact, the Duchess is said to be already overdue by about six days. For those who are excited for the arrival of the newest member of the British Royal Family, the palace assured that they will announce once the expecting momma goes into labour. Here's hoping for a healthy delivery.

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"To me, there’s nothing sadder than a brow that’s smooshed down," quipped model and actress of Instagram fame, Emily Ratajkowski, on her date night makeup tutorial for Vogue. And to that, we agree. As we navigate our way through the warm summer months, it’s imperative that we find the right product to keep our face framers in place amidst the sweltering heat. Nobody wants sad-looking brows but it's the horror of horrors when your brows disappear mid-day. So here are the brow products for summer you can always rely on to keep your brow game on-point.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Ebony, SGD40/~USD29 (sephora.com)

Makeup artists love it and with good reason. The light and dark shades of this densely packed, fine-milled brow powder enable you to add more depth and dimension to your brows as required. You can mix and match two hues to counteract any changes in colour (such as oxidisation or ashiness) brought about by the environment. 

Benefit Brow Zings Eyebrow Shaping Kit

benefit brow kit

Benefit Brow Zings Eyebrow Shaping Kit in 01 Light, SGD56/~USD41 (sephora.com)

This handy compact provides all-in-one brow care for your arches. Highly pigmented wax gives brows shape and definition and setting powder locks them in place. Complementary brushes and tweezers enable you to define and groom your brows to perfection anywhere you go.

E.L.F. Eyebrow Kit 

elf eyebrow kit

E.L.F. Eyebrow Kit in Medium SGD4/~USD3 (elf.com)

Hands down the best drugstore option out there. Coloured wax helps define brows and give them shape while the complementary powder sets them in place. The double-ended Taklon brush has one end to arch up your brows and another to fill them in.

Glossier Boy Brow

Glossier Boy Brow in Clear, SGD22/USD16 (glossier.com)

Glossier’s cult formula features a soft, flexible hold that keeps brows in place without making them stiff or flakey. Oleic acid and lecithin condition brows to nourish them and give them a soft sheen while Atelocollagen helps strengthen hair fibres to encourage thicker, healthy-looking arches. P.S. We have a review on it here.

Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil

kevyn aucoin precision brow pencil

Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil, SGD35/USD26 (sephora.com)

This award-winning brow pencil boasts of a smudge-proof formula for all-day wear. The ultra slim tip allows for finer, natural-looking strokes while the spoolie carefully separates the hairs and brushes them up for more volume.

K-Palette Real Lasting 24H 2-Way Eyebrow Liner

brow products for summer k-palette brow pencil

K-Palette Real Lasting 24H 2-Way Eyebrow Liner in Natural Brown, SGD23.90/~USD18 (watsons.com)

If we’re talking brows that really last, we have to mention K-Palette. A bestseller in Japan, this eyeliner’s water-resistant, smudge-proof formula promises to stay put for an impressive 24 hours. The dual-ended pen features a fine-tipped brush on one end, which contains a translucent ink to help draw feathery-looking strokes, while the other end is a smudging brush with powder to help blend and set brows. 

(Cover photos from: @benefitcosmetics and @kpalette_sg)

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