#AskClozette: Summer Beauty Edition | Clozette

In our #AskClozette series, #TeamClozette addresses questions and helps solve beauty and fashion dilemmas from the Community.

The sun is out in all its glory, and this season is definitely the peak for staying radiant and glowing even under the scorching heat. In the first instalment of #AskClozette, the team answers three questions from some of our Clozetters on summer beauty.

What cosmetics do you recommend for people who work at an office and don't want their skin to get dry (particularly by the cold temperature of the air conditioner)? (Jiezl, 21)

Amanda says: Hey Jiezl, we get it. Living in the tropics can be crazy for our skin, considering that we switch from hot to cold temperatures in an instant every time we go about our daily routines. Besides going for cosmetics that are more 'glowy' or 'demi-matte' in finish rather than a full mattifying product, make sure you add in a hydrating moisturiser to your morning routine. Plus, keep a trusty face mist in your to-go handbag to always keep your skin looking fresh and radiant, even during long exposure to the drying and dulling effects of air conditioning.

Is it possible for your skin to get darker even if you don't leave the house? (Maria, 21)

Jorj says: You might think that being under a roof can already spare you from harmful UV rays, but that’s not exactly the case. UVA rays can still penetrate glass.  Fluorescent light bulbs also emit UV radiation, which also exposes your skin to potential damage and premature aging even while indoors. So whether you're out in the sun or inside your office cubicle, make sure that you still pack on that sunscreen.

What makeup and skincare products can you recommend people with oily skin to use this season? (Flordelisa, 22)

Therese says: Hi, Flordelisa. We feel you. Controlling oily skin during the summer months can be challenging. Ultimately, we just need the right products. Here are some of our recommendations to add to your AM-to-PM beauty routine. But before we start, remember that while these products are loved by many, each of us is unique and results may vary from person to person. That’s why it's always best to consult with a dermatologist first to avoid any complications.

For cleansing: Wash your face with a gentle facial wash like the COSRX Low-ph Good Morning cleanser. This cleanser has attained a cult favorite status because of its gentle yet purifying formula. It's best to stick to mild facial washes as moisture-stripping washes will leave your skin dry and will consequently force the skin to produce more oil to compensate.

For toning: The Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Toner and the Innisfree Green Tea Lotion will ensure that your skin's moisture is replenished. By keeping your skin's moisture balanced, your skin will produce less sebum. The formula from these products is very lightweight and perfect for the summer weather.

Eye creams: Most eye creams have a thick consistency, which makes sense since the skin around our eyes is more fragile and requires a more power-packed formula. However, for oily skin, these eye creams may be too heavy to wear during the summer months. Swap your regular eye cream with Laneige's Water Bank Eye Gel. It's a lighter version of a regular eye cream, but it's just as potent. 

For make-up base: Consider a change in your primer. Banila Co's Classic Prime Primer can be relied upon to give you that satin finish by controlling your sebum, thus, making your makeup last longer. Bonus: this will also effectively blur out your pores.

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For masks: Gently deep clean your pores and exfoliate your skin with Origins' Retexturizing Clay Mask with Rose Clay. It's important to deep cleanse once in awhile to get rid of the dead skin cells that can cause acne (eep!).

Have your own beauty or fashion dilemmas to share with the team? Message us over at Facebook or Instagram with #AskClozette, your name, and age in the intro!



There is always room for a new skincare in product in every gal's beauty routine. As beauty junkies, we're always on the lookout for the latest skincare products. Here are some of the new ones that you may want to try.

Tony Moly Al Series


These very cute handmade soaps are designed to work together to purify your skin. The 'White Egg' contains Hyaluronic Acid and Argan oil for moisturising. The 'Brown Egg' contains red clay that helps control sebum. The 'Black Egg' is infused with charcoal to deep cleanse pores. What a fun way to improve your complexion! 

The Body Shop x Eley Kishimoto


This best-selling moisture cream from The Body Shop retained its tried and tested formulation since its launch 20 years ago but now it's about to take a fashionable route. The beloved Vitamin E moisture cream is getting a design upgrade through its collaboration with the fashion and design company Eley Kishimoto. Bonus: When you avail of this newly designed Vitamin E moisture cream, you will receive an exclusive beauty clutch bag designed by Eley Kishimoto as a gift. 

Sephora Micellar Cleansing Milk with Coconut Water

SGD9.00 (Photo from: Sephora SG)

Micellar cleansing water has been in skincare scene for quite a while now. While those available in the market are pure micellar cleansing water, this one from Sephora has coconut water in its formula. Coconut water has anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties that can help manage acne and other skin irritations. Definitely a must-try!

Laneige Water Bank Double Layering Oil


As tropical-dwelling babes, we encounter a unique skincare problem where our skin is exposed to constant temperature changes. One minute you're walking under the sun, the next you're in an air-conditioned building. This habit will eventually take a toll on our skin in the long run if we don't moisturise the right way. Thankfully, Laneige introduced the Water Bank Double Layering Oil, a very potent multi-purpose moisturiser that can be used as an essence, mask or a base for a dewy makeup look. 

Charlotte Tilbury Dry Sheet Face Mask

SGD 31.06

There's no doubt that we love our sheet masks. They're relaxing and packed with essential ingredients to prep our skin while we relax after a long day. Charlotte Tilbury gives a whole new take on the traditional sheet mask with the dry sheet face mask. It claims to give a "glowing HD camera-ready skin" in just 15 minutes, making it perfect for preparing your skin for a big event. Just plop this on your face before you put your makeup on.

Craving for more beauty buzz? Check out this month's new beauty launches.



If a genie would grant a beauty junkie three wishes, we’d bet one of the wishes would be to have smooth, dewy skin. There may be no genies in real life, but these foolproof products might just give you a radiant complexion just the same. Cleo.com.sg shares the best skin brightening products to help you achieve skin that glows.

Clarins White Plus Pure Translucency Brightening Creamy Mousse Cleanser

Start with the basics: cleanse and refresh your skin with this gentle cleanser.

Philosophy All-over Skin Perfecting Brightening Essence

Conquer dark spots and fix uneven skin tone with just three drops after cleansing.

Clinique Even Better Brighter Moisture Gel Cream

In the day, reach out for a gel based product to avoid sebum build-up and greasiness.

Shiseido White Lucent OnMakeup Spot Correcting Serum SPF25 PA+++

Master the art of perfect skin inside and out by using this over your makeup to correct and cover imperfections.