Is Your Skin Ready To Face The Wild? | Clozette

Our lifestyle and location contribute a lot to our skin's health. Stressors and pollution can already affect our skin's condition badly, but imagine what the harshest of weather conditions can do.

We do our best to take care of our skin, but are our efforts enough to withstand the tests of extreme conditions such as harsh UV rays, dry heat and more? That's exactly what the series “Face the Wild” and “Face the Camera” will reveal.

Four celebrities — award-winning Japanese actress Kasumi Arimura, global fashion icon Chiara Ferragni, celebrated Chinese actress Nini, and South Korean actress Lee Siyoung — took on the challenge of a lifetime. They were taken to destinations where the environments are extreme to test whether their skin, pampered by the world famous SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, can withstand the extreme elements.

Follow the celebrities as they explore the different locations with National Geographic Explorer Hannah Reyes on “Face the Wild,” and find out whether their skin was strong enough to withstand harsh weather conditions as they do beauty shoots with fashion photographers Jesper McIlroy and Kirk Cheung on “Face the Camera.”


Catch up on all the action on SK-II's YouTube page.


With summer just around the corner, a call for a beauty stash upgrade is very much needed. And as always, we've got you covered with this month's new releases. Here are beauty releases we can't wait to get our hands on.


MAC Work It Out Collection

Stimulate your senses with MAC's new collection where high-performance colour meets the art of fitness. Going bright and bold as it fills you up with energy, this collection includes 16 bold-as-you-dare shades of In Extreme Dimension Lash, super-charged Lipstick hues, and six new shades of Crystal Glaze Gloss. Plus, finish off your look with a spritz of Prep + Prime Fix+ in three new scents. 

Miu Miu L’eau Bleue

Spring is truly in the air with this new fragrance. Capturing the blunt and coy, playful and rebellious, and timeless in her sense of adventure vibe of the Miu Miu woman, it mixes fresh notes of lily, dew, honeysuckle, and more that triggers the olfactory with a new wave of excitement. 

Percy & Reed Perfecting Wonder Oil Treatment

With the summer sun about to dry up your locks with the heat, might as well give it the nourishment it needs. With camellia seed oil that restores moisture and protects the hair, and macadamia seed oil that penetrates the scalp and hair for strength and elasticity, this new treatment from Percy & Reed is the best thing to ever happen to your hair this season and beyond!

innisfree Jeju Volcanic Clay Mask

Busy lifestyle = stressed out skin! So give it some pampering with this new clay mask from innisfree that contains Jeju-sourced volcanic scoria, which helps absorb sebum and impurities to make skin clear. It delivers minerals deep into your skin, brightens and clarifies your skin tone, and creates an ideal texture for that radiant and fresher glow.


Chanel Le Blanc Serum

Give your skincare routine a spin with this three-in-one serum that revitalizes, brightens, and restores the complexion. Plus, with the temperature rising, no need to worry about feeling sticky because this serum slides in lightly, offering an immediate freshness and a luminous finish while reducing the appearance of dark spots.

Fresh Bloom Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen

Hey, your lips need some lovin' too, especially with the heat of the sun on the rise. This month's best pick? This ultra-nourishing tinted lip treatment from Fresh that moisturises, protects and smoothens the lips while leaving a sensual shimmery pink tint.


Laneige White Dew Collection

Brighter and more moisturised skin? Laneige has got you covered with their new White Dew collection that absorbs easily into the skin, leaving you looking radiant. Not to mention it has that sleek white packaging that's easy on the eyes (White Dew Original Ampoule Essence in the photo above). 



At this day and age, the modern-day woman is faced with many roles and many opportunities. And it shows! As much as you enjoy your responsibilities both at work and at home, living a fast-paced lifestyle can wear you out more than you notice – causing your skin to lose its firmness.

This is why even in our early 20s and 30s, early signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles can start to appear if we don’t take the proper anti-aging measures.

So don’t let your youthful and radiant glow slip away! Keep these aging habits in check and be your #BestBeautiful.



Work-life can be fun yet stressful. Working through sleepless nights and dealing with deadlines significantly affect our bodies more than we notice. From visible signs such as dark circles and wrinkles, to always feeling tired or worn out in the inside – overworking significantly speeds up the aging process.

So no matter how passionate you are with your career, take a breather and unwind once in a while to give your body its much deserved break.

Rarely passing up on dessert

There’s nothing wrong with having a sweet tooth. However, never missing a dessert opportunity also quickens your aging process more than you think. Excess sugar in our body can attach to the protein fibers of our cells that can result to puffiness, lost in radiance, and diminishing of your natural face contours. So if you want to retain that natural youthful glow, pass up on desserts once in a while.


TV marathons is your favourite hobby

Binge-watching is probably one of the most favourite hobbies since the resurgence of the internet. And we understand that getting to the next episode to get over that crazy cliffhanger is a must for every TV fan, but more than 30 minutes of inactivity can cause your skin to develop crease lines that develop into wrinkles in the long run.

So if you plan on having a movie marathon, make it a point to stand up and stretch your muscles after every episode to prevent your skin developing those permanent creases.


Cutting out too much fat in your diet

Keeping our health in mind, most of us decide to opt out of fatty foods to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, completely giving up on fat can also contribute to our aging. Omega-3 from mackerel, salmon, and nuts (such as walnuts and almonds) provide the necessary fat to keep our skin looking plump and smooth.

Maintain that supple, fresh-looking glow by including these recommended fish and nuts on your diet at least twice a week.


Skipping out on moisturizer

It’s no secret: moisturizers are a skincare staple and a must-have in every skincare routine. A good moisturizer should not only keep your skin hydrated and supple, but it should also have skin tightening benefits to retain your skin’s firmness to prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

Our moisturizer of choice: the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. When used together with the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence as part of the Miracle Duo, it improves the skin’s natural renewal process for a hydrating anti-aging boost. Together, they help to bring back your skin’s youthful glow and smooth texture.


Which of these aging habits are you guilty of? Let’s talk it all out in the comments below!

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