These Hot Weather Must-Haves Will Keep Your Disposition Sunny | Clozette


Summer is always equated to hitting the beach, going on road trips, and basically everything related to having fun under the sun. However, the sad truth that comes with the hot weather is that we're also susceptible to many heat-related illnesses that could spoil your sunny disposition (pun intended) for the season. Now, don't call us killjoys, but as the famous adage goes, it's truly better to be safe than sorry. Just take our word for it and have these picks packed and ready before you get on with your adventures. 


Start with a refresher


SNAILWHITE Whipp Soap

SNAILWHITE Whipp Soap, PHP295/~USD6 (instagram.com/snailwhitephils)


One mistake we often commit when the sun is at its hottest is washing our face almost every minute. Sure, the sticky and sweaty feeling isn't exactly the best, but going at it every hour actually strips your face of moisture, which can lead to some serious dulling and drying. Our solution? Give your skin a refresher with a gentle facial cleanser that does the job done without the need for you to repeat the process constantly. Try the SNAILWHITE Whipp Soap, which is much raved about by influencers and beauty lovers in the Philippines. 


This beauty bar creates a rich foam that feels soft and fluffy to the touch, giving the skin a nice and refreshing treatment amidst the scorching weather. It also boasts a Micellar Technology that makes use of micelles that attract dirt and oil, effectively pulling them like away from the face like a magnet without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. Definitely something worth keeping in your beauty kit for these hot days.


Amp up on the coolness


Kiehl's Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream

Kiehl's Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream, SGD68/USD50


As we're advocating for less face-washing, you might be asking, "But how do I keep my skin cool now?" Kiehl's has thought it through with their new Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream. Hitting the shelves on 30 April, this pick is formulated with the highest of calendula extracts and contains five vital skin-soothing compounds to ensure your skin will have its burst of hydration even with the sun at its peak. The water-cream texture also makes it lightweight and easy for the skin to absorb, leaving you with glowing skin minus the icky feeling. Hold it on its promise to deal with irritation and redness due to the heat in as quick as one week.


Go for lightweight beauty


Lancome UV Expert BB Complete

Lancome UV Expert BB Complete, SGD75/~USD55


We know you're with us on this: summer isn't exactly the best season to wear a full face of makeup. This rings true no matter how much of a full-coverage queen you are. And if going bare isn't up your alley, we suggest a switch from foundation to BB cream to give your skin some breathing space against the fatigue-inducing weather. Our best bet for lightweight beauty that still boasts a bit of coverage and flawlessness, with an added bonus of sun protection is the Lancome UV Expert BB Complete


Infused with Edelweiss flower, this base product packs on skin repair and protection while being able to withstand extreme conditions and even high UV exposure. Not saying that you should bask in the sun mindlessly with this on, but it's good to know your BB's working great for you no matter your summer adventures.


Try hitting it up old school


Aveda Mini Paddle Brush

Aveda Mini Paddle Brush, SGD31/~USD23


Your hair also takes a major hit when the sun is blazing. So as much as using a curling iron is fun to achieve beach waves, you may want to reconsider and give your mane a much-deserved break. Swap the irons and the tresses-tolling styling methods with something old school and surprisingly therapeutic. The Aveda Mini Paddle Brush is not only optimised to fit your summer bag but it also features extended bristles for easy yet gentle detangling and hair pampering.



Internal care matters, too!


Sangobion Iron Capsules

Sangobion Iron Capsules, SGD18/~USD13 (instagram.com/sangobionmy)


Did you know that your iron levels also affect how your body regulates temperature and how you experience fatigue? Feeling cold during the peak of summer is never a good sign (even if you wish it is) as it does not allow your body to detox from sweat properly. The combination of the heat and iron deficiency also spells trouble for your productivity, leaving you feeling tired and making you prone to feeling short of breath or developing constant leg and feet cramps as you get on with your day.


This is why getting a boost of iron, as well as other supplements good for your insides, should also be a part of your summer checklist. Add some Sangobion Iron capsules to your handy first aid kit to ensure that you andyour red blood cells are in top shape. You wouldn't want to miss out on all the summer fun because your inside workers are feeling low, don't you?


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Got a holiday hangover?  Let’s get you to a good start this week with these exciting news that hit the headlines these past few days. From fashion and beauty brands’ sustainability efforts to a couture show paying tribute to a legendary designer— catch it all here.

 

Fendi will pay tribute to Karl Lagerfeld in their July show



The Italian luxury fashion house will be having a show in memory of their former creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, who passed this year. Set to take place on 4 July, the tribute show will feature reprisals of Lagerfeld’s past creations. The collection will be designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi and will be displayed in Rome after the show.


Discover the Black Foundation at HERA’s Our Black Secret Pop-Up


A black pop-up booth


To celebrate their first anniversary in Singapore, HERA will be having a pop-up in the heart of Orchard Road from 30 April to 5 May. Our Black Secret Pop-up will be an immersive experience where you can try their brand new HERA Black Foundation, among other bestsellers and learn makeup tips from Korean beauty experts.

 


Experience the fun of offline shopping at Soirée by Retail Lab


A poster invitation to Soirée by Retail Lab with leaf designs and event details


Sure, online shopping is such a convenient tech advancement, but with it, the excitement of actual shopping has gone. But worry not because Soirée by Retail Lab is bringing back the warm feeling of shopping for our beauty products. This 27 to 28 April, catch online brands offline at The Fifth at Rockwell. Have a relaxing weekend and physically browse through rows of home-grown clothing and beauty products.




Caring Skin launches sustainability efforts this April



In line with today’s Earth day, Singapore’s leading facial spa, Caring Skin, has announced their 365 Days of Sustainability Beauty initiative to make the world a greener place. In collaboration with One Tree Planted, the brand pledged to plant one native fruit tree in Rwanda for every bottle of product sold. Aside from that, until 31 May, you can grab  their exclusive tote bag with every minimum purchase of SGD100.

 


Adidas unveils 100% recyclable running shoes



Joining our list of environmentally friendly brands is Adidas as they announced the creation of FUTURECRAFT.LOOP, a 100% recyclable running shoe. Made of yarns and filaments or reclaimed and recycled marine plastic waste, the performance footwear, when worn out, can be returned to their store so it can be broken down and be reused to create a brand new pair of sneakers. The shoe is being rolled out in a beta program and will be released more widely in Spring 2021.


(Cover photo from: @fendi)

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