This Sunscreen Range Is Gentle For Your Sensitive Skin And The Corals | Clozette

Think of your favourite skincare product. We bet sunscreen isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, although it definitely should be. But we get that – sunscreen can be hard to love. Some of them are sticky, heavy and messy to apply. But what if we tell you that we’ve found a couple you’ll not only love to wear but also love the skin-caring benefits of. The Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Mild Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ and Anessa Essence UV Sunscreen Mild Milk SPF 35 PA +++ are mild and gentle on the skin. But more than that their benefits pack a punch. Watch the video above, then keep reading to find out why you’ll love them. 

Bottles of the variants of Anessa's Mild Milk Range

Nourishing protection

When we say they are mild, we mean they’re gentle enough to use even on a baby’s skin (from one year and up). These new offerings from Japan’s (and very soon, your) favourite brand contain ingredients that were dermatologically tested to be delicate enough for your sensitive skin. The two variants are also perfect for different skin types: the Perfect UV Sunscreen Mild Milk is great for someone who has normal to combination skin, while the Essence UV Sunscreen Mild Milk is hydrating for those with dry skin.

7-Free Formula

The Mild Milk range is made with only the mildest ingredients and features a 7-Free Formula: it’s free from fragrance, parabens (preservatives), colourants, alcohol, minerals, octinoxate and oxybenzone that may cause irritation to the skin. Instead, the range is boosted with skin-loving ingredients such as soothing Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate from licorice root, antioxidant from wild thyme and chestnut rose extracts, and moisturising angelica acutiloba root extract.

Sweat- and water-proof

You know how sunscreen seems to lose its effect after you’ve broken a sweat? Well, these two don’t. In fact, with Anessa’s signature Aqua Booster Ex Technology, these sunscreens bond with water and sweat to form a more even and stronger veil against the sun. So the wetter, the better!

Anessa's Mild Milk Range has anti-pollution properties and is safe for reefs


These days, it’s not just the harmful UV rays of the sun we need protection from. If you live a busy urban life in the city, it’s great to think of protecting your skin from pollution. These sunscreens envelop the skin in such a way that it’s protected from grime and dust.

Coral Reef-friendly

With the environment taking a hit from how we live, it’s only fitting that we do something to protect it. And we can do so by using products that don’t harm the environment, like these sunscreens that don’t contain coral-bleaching ingredients. So you’re sure that it not only cares for your skin but the environment, too.

More than just a sunscreen

We love a multi-tasker when it comes to beauty products. Not only are these lightweight sunscreens great for sun protection and nourishing the skin, they can also be used as a moisturising primer to ensure your makeup glides on smoothly and stays on for long.

Follow Anessa on Facebook and Instagram for more details. Shop the sunscreens here.



While we’ve heard all about the exciting upcoming beauty launches last Monday, today, we’re ending the week with the hottest fashion news of the week. It’s all here — from the show-stopping outfits of Game Of Thrones' cast to interesting collections coming this summer. Keep on reading so you don’t miss it!


The Game Of Thrones cast stuns on the red carpet 


The cast of the hit HBO series assembled in Radio City Hall in New York for their eighth season premiere. The event was attended by most of the cast members — including the departed favourites — and they all dazzled on the red carpet with their looks fit to rule the throne. Lena Headey, unfortunately, missed the night — not because she had some violent scheming to do, but because of her illness. Thankfully, she’ll still grace our screens for a bit longer (hopefully!) when the show finally arrives next week. 

Streetwear meets high fashion in Jean Paul Gaultier’s new collaboration with Supreme


Following the footsteps of other high fashion brands like Louis Vuitton, Gaultier decided to work with Supreme because of his love for sportswear. Very little is known about this new collab, but it was announced that Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon will be the face of the collection. Surely, it’ll be worth the hype when we finally see Supreme X Jean Paul Gaultier in all Supreme stores to be launched this 11 April.


Z. Tao is the new face of EVISU’s latest campaign

Prestige Japanese denim brand EVISU features former EXO member Z. Tao as the new brand ambassador for their Spring/Summer 2019 collection. The collection’s items perfectly merge traditional Japanese culture and modern fashion — embodying a uniqueness and rebelliousness that catches the attention of all street fashionistas.

Pink ‘N Proper is the first to launch convertible swimwear in Malaysia


Two side by side photos of the same woman by a pool wearing a read infinity swimsuit styled 2 different ways.

Signature Infinity Anggun Convertible Swimsuit in Wine Red, MYR189


You’ve heard of infinity dresses, and now, here comes swimsuit you can style a dozen different ways. Pink ‘N Proper releases their Signature Infinity Collection featuring swimwear convertible to endless styles and looks. Because of its flexibility, the swimwear is flattering to all body types and will never go out in style. 

USD2.5 million worth of Jeffree Star Cosmetics products stolen

Earlier this week, Jeffree Star announced over YouTube that cosmetic products from his eponymous brand amounting to a whopping USD2.5 million were stolen from his warehouse. Among those stolen are thousands of Northern Lights Highlighters, Velour Lip Liners, and his unreleased Magic Star Concealer. The makeup mogul and his team are now working with the FBI to catch the criminals who are selling his products in the black market. 

(Cover photo from: @gwendolineuniverse)



Lipstick is a powerful tool in a woman’s arsenal. It invokes a mood, a certain power, and much like a signature scent, its trace leaves a lasting impression. Being self-confessed devotees of lipstick, we decided to take a trip to the new Lab’i Lipstick Design Studio, the first of its kind in the Philippines, to try our hand at creating our own perfect tube.

lab'i interior

Co-founder and owner Eleanor Leung (who runs the business with her partner, Anli Wu) told us that Lab’i started "as just loving makeup and lipstick and being very passionate about buying lipstick all the time." The only frustration? She couldn’t find the perfect shade. After pitching the idea to her partner who she credits greatly as the other half of the business, Lab’i was born.

Both being health-conscious, it was important that the lipsticks didn’t only look good but they also had to be good for the wearer. Eleanor added, “A woman wears an average of five to nine pounds of lipstick in her lifetime. It’s on your lips, it’s close to your body and then you ingest it when you eat or talk. The lipsticks here are all about being healthy.” Which is why Lab’i’s lipsticks are created with organic and botanical ingredients, making it as much about skincare as it is about makeup. Formulated in Tokyo, they're designed to suit Asian complexions with each tube containing a capsule of vitamin E to nourish lips while delivering rich, vibrant colour.

lab'i pigments

With an impressive 150 shades, an array of finishes (from creamy, hydrating formulations to velvety mattes), moulds, and beautiful packaging, we were spoiled for choice when it comes to finding our match. When asked about her favourite shades, Eleanor said she loved all shades equally, though not all suited her. She cited one of their bestsellers, #99 (a gorgeous deep pink), as one of her picks. Personally, she has over a hundred shades in her private collection and is thinking of expanding to lip liners in the future to accommodate them all. But Eleanor’s philosophy on lipstick is that “lipstick is life and is every woman’s possession. I compare it to ice cream. It doesn’t matter — young, old, middle-aged... everyone loves it. It transforms you.” To find out about our experience at Lab'i, keep reading below. 

lab'i casing

Our lipstick habits

Amanda says: "As someone who can never leave the house without carrying around four (or more) lipsticks in my purse, the concept of a customised tube is definitely alluring. Reds, pinks, and purples are more up my alley than nudes so I walked in at Lab'i's Lipstick Lab with that vision in mind."

Blessilde says: "I’m naturally quite pale so every time I go out, I need a hint of colour on my lips, otherwise people start asking if I’m feeling unwell. I’m mostly drawn to bold reds but for the summer I wanted a my-lips-but-better (MLBB) shade. I haven’t had much luck in that department, I’m afraid, as the colours were either too dark or too warm."

lab'i colour guide

Planning our shades

Amanda says: "I was initially confused with my undertones since I lean towards a warmer spectrum upon checking how to determine which is what (see the chart as reference). But upon consulting with Eleanor and trying out a couple of shades here and there, we ended up with the conclusion that cooler shades suit me better. After playing with a couple of swatches, we went with shade #99 — a gorgeous cross between magenta and boysenberry that complements my naturally tanned skin. But that's just the beginning. After the colour matching (which was already fun on its own, to be honest), the real work began."

lab'i mixing

Blessilde says: "I favour a cooler undertone but it was particularly challenging finding my perfect shade as most nude-leaning colours tend to wash me out. After many tries, Eleanor opted to mix my perfect shade resulting in a warm terracotta. Before going with it, she also suggested I try their bestselling nude in the shade #127 and I ended up going with that. It was a rosy terracotta which was warm enough for the summer but not too warm, and the formula felt buttery smooth and luscious on the lips. I also appreciated how there was no rush selecting the right shade, and Eleanor was very gracious in terms of accommodating our preferences and critiquing how they sat against our complexion."

Lipstick chemistry (minus the chemicals)

Amanda says: "With Mulan as my favourite movie of all time, the concept of getting pigments from real flowers that are powdered and processed traditionally reminded me of the scene where Mulan was preparing for her match-making session. Now, I don't know about you but anything that makes me feel like a Disney character is a plus in my book. As for the scent, I opted for lavender which was made possible by actually infusing essential oils into the formula. For the finishing touches, I went for a cat-shaped tip (because who could resist such cuteness?) and a black and gold crane-embellished casing to match my usual edgy/Japanese-loving aesthetic."

lab'i lipsticks

Blessilde says: "One of the real highlights of the experience was putting our aprons on and doing some lab(i) work. We were given a set of tools and pre-measured ingredients ready for mixing. Eleanor guided us through the process with clear instructions for each step and she kept track of the proper amount of time allotted for mixing, heating, and pouring. There was something therapeutic about the entire ritual. Everything was treated with great care and attention and it’s a good exercise on being mindful not just with the process but with the choices that we make. My personal combination was: lavender essential oil fragrance as I love its calming effect, cat-shaped mould in honour of my two furry children, and a dainty white and gold casing with cranes and red flowers due to my love of Oriental-inspired designs."

Overall thoughts

lab'i lipstick shade 99

Amanda says: "Waiting for 24 hours for my lippie to fully set was pure agony but it was totally worth it. The best part of the entire experience was actually knowing what gets blended into the lipstick that I'm wearing and being at ease because of that knowledge. I can claim that it's enriched with Vitamin E because I added it to the formula myself. I can talk about what made me choose for each of its components. Overall, it made me feel that loving makeup and actually being a part of the process in making it definitely elevates how you value a product and what it means to you once you put it on. Not to mention how therapeutic the entire thing was. Whether you're simply looking for a unique yet relaxing me-time experience or want to have a nice bonding sesh with your best gals, I highly recommend jumping into the Lab'i experience."

lab'i lipstick shade 127

Blessilde says: "There’s really something to be said about being involved in the whole creation process of the lipstick. It really heightens the experience of wearing it knowing it was made consciously by the wearer. The formula was wonderfully creamy and nourishing — it glided on smoothly, had great colour, and I do think the vitamin E did wonders for how comfortably it sat on the lips. It was lightweight and deeply moisturising, and it felt even better knowing it was packed with the good stuff. Most of it came off when I ate so longevity is average at best but I wouldn’t mind reapplying it multiple times throughout the day. I highly recommend the experience for anyone who has even the slightest interest in lipstick or cosmetics."

Find out about Lab'i's rates and packages here.