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The Best Beauty Products To Help You Look And Stay Fresh In Hot Weather

Presenting Year 4 of Cosmopolitan Philippines' Summer Beauty Bucket List!
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For the fourth year in a row, we've dedicated ourselves to trying out all the best beauty products, ranging from sun care, hair care, skincare, body care, to makeup so you can curate your list of summer beauty must-haves. Presenting, this year's Summer Beauty Bucket List!

Below, we've reviewed and listed down all the beauty products you'll ever need for summer:

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Clockwise: Laneige Marshmallow Sun Cushion, Belo Reef-Friendly SPF 60 PA++++, Vaseline Healthy White Fresh & Fair Cooling UV Gel Lotion With Menthol, A’pieu Pure Block Sun Screen

SUN CARE

1. Cushion Compact with SPF: Laneige Marshmallow Sun Cushion

We couldn’t stop ourselves from using this cushion compact. Aside from its sun protection benefit, it instantly brightens the complexion and blurs large pores. Consider this your secret to getting glass skin in seconds.

Price: P1,350

Where to get: SM Makati, Lazada

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2. Body Sunscreen: Belo Reef-Friendly SPF 60 PA++++

Be kind to your skin—and to sea animals! This sunblock doesn’t contain any ingredients that may be harmful to marine life. The Belo Reef-Friendly sunscreen is free from oxybenzone, octinoxate, parabens, triclosan, PABA, octocrylene, and 4-methylbenzylidene. Best of all, it has high SPF content so you’re sure that your skin won’t be damaged by UV rays.

Price: P374.75

Where to get: Robinsons Department Store, Watsons, SM Beauty, Landmark Department Store, and Lazada

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3. Best Lotion with SPF: Vaseline Healthy White Fresh & Fair Cooling UV Gel Lotion With Menthol

A non-sticky SPF-enriched gel lotion that brightens uneven skin tone and leaves a lasting, cooling effect.

Price: P329

Where to get: Robinsons Department Store, SM Beauty, Landmark Department Store, and Watsons

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4. Best Face Sunscreen: A'pieu Pure Block Sun Cream

The A’pieu Pure Block Sun Cream is a great product for everyday wear because it has a lightweight formula with a matte finish. It protects the skin from pollutants, making it the perfect product to use when you go outside or you're sitting by a window where the sunlight is streaming in.

Price: P725

Where to get: SM Megamall, BeautyMNL

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Clockwise: Luxe Organix Miracle Toner AHA/BHA Pore Clarifying Treatment, Foreo Luna Mini 3, Pond's Vitamin Micellar Water in Nourishing Milk, Senka Perfect Whip

SKINCARE - CLEANSING

1. Toner: Luxe Organix Miracle Toner AHA/BHA Pore Clarifying Treatment

This toner has all the ingredients that can transform an acne-prone complexion: Salicylic acid purifies the skin, tea tree oil heals pimples, and glycolic acid exfoliates dead skin cells.

Price: P349

Where to get: Watsons, SM Beauty

2. Facial Cleansing Device: Foreo Luna Mini 3

This clever facial cleansing device is the key to getting *that* glow you’ve always wanted. It features extra-gentle silicone touchpoints and 8,000 T-Sonic pulsations per minute at 12 intensities to expertly lift away dirt, oil, and sweat for a fresh, radiant complexion. It’s waterproof and hygienic, too—cleaning it up will never be a problem!

Price: P9,400

Where to get: Sephora.ph

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3. Makeup Remover: Pond's Vitamin Micellar Water in Nourishing Milk

This micellar water is unlike any other—it’s loaded with vitamins A, B3, B5, C, & E and milk essence that nourish your skin as you remove dirt and makeup.

Price: P109

Where to get: Watsons, Robinsons Department Store, Landmark Department Store, SM Beauty, and Lazada

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4. Facial Wash: Senka Perfect Whip

The Senka Perfect Whip is sikat all over the globe because of many reasons: Its gentle formula effectively cleanses the face without drying the skin out, and it has a very affordable price. It’s also suitable for all skin types!

Price: P279

Where to get: Watsons, SM Beauty, and Lazada

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Clockwise: Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Mask, Mary Kay Hydrogel Eye Patches, Olay Light Perfecting Essence, Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum, Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream

SKINCARE - NOURISHING

1. Mask: Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Mask

This sheet mask is enriched with honey essence and propolis extract that soothe tired, inflamed skin. We highly suggest using this after a long, stressful day.

Price: P149

Where to get: BeautyMNL

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2. Eye Care: Mary Kay Hydrogel Eye Patches

Go extra with your eye skincare routine by adding these patches to your regimen. These can revive tired peepers and get rid of puffiness in a jiffy.

Where to buy: Mary Kay dealers nationwide

3. Brightening Essence: Olay Light Perfecting Essence

Fade dark spots and brighten uneven skin tone with the help of this essence. You’ll score a luminous complexion with regular use.

Price: P1,399

Where to get: Robinsons Department Store, Watsons, SM Beauty, and Landmark Department Store

4. Serum: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum

We know its price is not exactly budget-friendly, but given how it can effectively prevent the signs of aging, you can consider a bottle of this serum an investment. Your skin will become glowing and youthful the more you use it—global fans can attest to this!

Price: P4,200

Where to get: SM Megamall, SM Aura, and Rustan's The Beauty Source

5. Moisturizer: Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream

The hot weather can dehydrate your skin—even if you have an oily complexion. Restore your skin’s hydration with a refreshing gel-based moisturizer like the Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream. It has an easy-to-absorb formula that works for all skin types.

Price: P1,950

Where to get: SM Makati, Lazada

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Clockwise: Marc Jacobs Daisy, Belo Baby Cologne in Cool Drizzle, pH care Intimate Wash in Cool Wind, Dove Deeply Nourishing Body Wash, Dove Deo Dark Marks Corrector (spray), Scentence Acidic Green Refreshing Sorbet, Myra Classic Moisturizing Vitamin Lotion

BODY CARE

1. Perfume: Marc Jacobs Daisy Daze

We guarantee that this citrusy fragrance is the summer scent you’ve been looking for. Its light, refreshing scent will suit your sunny mood. It lasts long on the skin, too!

Where to get: SM Beauty, Rustan’s The Beauty Source

2. Cologne: Belo Baby Cologne in Cool Drizzle

This baby cologne is a certified “fresh lang” must-have because of its light floral, clean scent. It can also moisturize and soothe the skin.

Price: P85

Where to get: Watsons, Robinsons Department Store, Landmark Department Store, SM Beauty, and supermarkets nationwide

3. Feminine Wash: pH Care Intimate Wash in Cool Wind

This feminine wash will keep your bikini area feeling fresh and cool all day. Plus, it helps maintain the vulva’s pH level.

Price: P148

Where to get: Watsons, Robinsons Department Store, Landmark Department Store, SM Beauty, and Lazada

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4. Body Cleanser: Dove Deeply Nourishing Body Wash

You’ll love the soft feel of your skin every time you shower with this deeply moisturizing body wash. It leaves a lovely, delicate scent, too.

Price: P105

Where to get: Watsons, Robinsons Department Store, Landmark Department Store, and SM Beauty

5. Deodorant: Dove Ultimate Repair Dark Marks Corrector (spray)

If you worry about your underarms' uneven skin tone, we highly suggest that you try this gentle deodorant spray. It has niacinamide that works to brighten dark marks, plus its 1/4 moisturizing cream content will keep your pits smooth and bump-free.

Price: P249

Where to get: Watsons, Robinsons Department Store, Landmark Department Store, SM Beauty, and Lazada

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6. Lightweight Body Cream: Scentence Acidic Green Refreshing Sorbet

A lightweight body cream with a gel texture that never feels sticky on the skin. Bonus: It has a lasting cooling effect, making it perfect for hot weather.

Price: P1,080

Where to get: BeautyMNL

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7. Body Lotion: Myra Classic Vitamin Lotion

ICYDK, hot weather can dehydrate your skin. You’ll be needing this non-greasy body lotion to keep your skin soft and hydrated without the malagkit feel.

Price: P70

Where to get: Watsons, Robinsons Department Store, Landmark Department Store, SM Beauty, and supermarkets nationwide

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Clockwise: Cream Silk Hydra Fresh in Fresh & Bouncy, Mise En Scene Perfect Repair Hair Serum, Scentence Acidic Green Salt Scrub Shampoo, Head & Shoulders Cool Menthol Conditioner, Sunsilk Watermelon Freshness, Dove 1 Minute Serum Conditioner Intense Repair

HAIR CARE

1. Conditioner: Cream Silk Hydra Fresh in Fresh & Bouncy

Bring the life and volume back to your limp strands with the Fresh & Bouncy variant of Cream Silk's Hydra Fresh line. No more greasy residue; hello, soft and manageable hair!

Price: P259

Where to get: Watsons, Robinsons Department Store, Landmark Department Store, SM Beauty, and Lazada

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2. Hair serum: Mise En Scene Perfect Hair Serum

If you're a big fan of bleaching and coloring your hair, chances are, your strands are dry and brittle. Transform them into smoother, silkier, more manageable locks with just a few drops of this super raved about hair serum! Your tresses will thank you, we promise.

Price: P559

Where to get: BeautyMNL, Lazada

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3. Shampoo for Oily Scalp: Scentence Acidic Green Salt Scrub Shampoo

As much as we love our serums and dry shampoo, they tend to leave residue on our hair which can weigh it down over time. Give your scalp the ~detox~ it needs by using the Scentence Acidic Green Salt Scrub Shampoo once or twice a week as an exfoliating treatment. The peppermint and eucalyptus extracts are a nice touch, as they leave your scalp with an icy feeling that stays long after you've rinsed it off.

Price: P680

Where to get: Robinsons Department Store

4. Conditioner for Oily Scalp: Head & Shoulders Cool Menthol Conditioner

This tried-and-true conditioner is effective for keeping dandruff at bay while leaving your locks soft and moisturized.

Price: P130

Where to get: Robinsons Department Store, Landmark Department Store, SM Beauty, supermarkets nationwide, and Watsons

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5. Shampoo: Sunsilk Watermelon Freshness

This shampoo gives a cooling feel and a fruity scent that will keep your tresses smelling fresh, even in hot weather.

Price: P110

Where to get: Watsons, Robinsons Department Store, Landmark Department Store, SM Beauty, and Lazada

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6. Conditioner for chemically treated hair: Dove 1 Minute Serum Conditioner Intense Repair

If you like bleaching, dyeing, or heat-styling your tresses, you need to incorporate this one minute conditioner treatment in your hair care routine. It has a lightweight formula that doesn't leave your strands greasy. Instead, it just hydrates, manages, and protects!

Price: P269

Where to get: Watsons, Robinsons Department Store, Landmark Department Store, SM Beauty, and Lazada

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Clockwise: Revlon Colorstay Life-Proof Matte Foundation Stick, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Covergirl Trublend It's Lit Brightening Concealer, Ellana Stay Fresh Setting Spray, Tom Ford Traceless Touch Foundation Cushion Compact, MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Coconut, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, Pond’s Tone-up Cream, Revlon Photoready Candid Anti-Pollution Setting Powder in 001
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MAKEUP - BASE

1. Foundation: Revlon ColorStay Life-Proof Matte Foundation Stick

For a full-coverage base that you can easily apply even when you’re on the go, turn to Revlon’s ColorStay Life-Proof Matte Foundation Stick. You only need a few swipes to cover your entire face!

Price: P725

Where to get: SM Beauty, Watsons

2. Concealer: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

This iconic concealer has a creamy, easy-to-blend formula that can be used to either camouflage or brighten certain parts of your face. It has a medium to full coverage with a ~radiant~ finish.

Price: P1,750

Where to get: Rustan's the Beauty Source

3. Affordable Concealer: Covergirl Trublend It's Lit Brightening Concealer

Cover up your blemishes in one go with this concealer! It has a twisting mechanism that takes out just an ample amount of product. Its smooth and velvety texture makes it super easy to blend with your fingers.

Price: P479

Where to get: BeautyMNL, SM Beauty, and Watsons

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4. Affordable Setting Spray: Ellana Cosmetics Stay Fresh Setting Spray

If you need a locally made multipurpose mist, the Ellana Cosmetics' Stay Fresh Setting Spray is your best bet. It can be used to prime your face before applying makeup to lock your lewk into place and as a midday refresher. This bottle contains skin-loving ingredients, too!

Price: P599

Where to get: SM Beauty, BeautyMNL

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5. Cushion Compact: Tom Ford Traceless Touch Foundation Cushion Compact

For a "your-skin-but-better" finish, use Tom Ford's Traceless Touch Foundation Cushion Compact. We can't sing enough praises about this bad boy—it covers up redness, dark spots, and acne marks while leaving our complexion looking radiant and smooth!

Price: P2,800

Where to get: Rustan's Makati, Adora Greenbelt

6. Setting spray: MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Coconut

To help your makeup last all day, spritz on the cult-fave MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ setting spray. This iconic mist now comes in a coconut scent for that refreshing scent that's very appropriate for summer.

Price: P1,300

Where to get: SM Megamall, SM Aura, and Lazada

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7. Lightweight Base: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

On days where you can’t be bothered to put on too much makeup but you still want to look presentable, this cult-favorite tinted moisturizer will do the work for you. It will even out your complexion without the heavy, mask-like feel.

Price: P2,450

Where to get: Rustan's The Beauty Source

8. Primer: Pond's Tone-up Cream

Before applying your base products, prime your skin with the Pond’s Tone-up Cream. Not only will it brighten up your complexion, but it will also minimize the appearance of large pores and rough skin texture.

Price: P259

Where to get: Watsons, BeautyMNL

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9. Powder: Revlon Photoready Candid Anti-Pollution Setting Powder in 001

A light dusting of this setting powder will give your complexion a flawless airbrushed finish. It also protects your skin from harmful irritants you get when you're exposed to pollution.

Price: P975

Where to get: SM Beauty, Lazada

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Clockwise: Happy Skin Color Play Multi-Use Mousse in Peach Bum, Careline Oil Control Blush-On in Red Velvet, Vice Cosmetics Aura Glow in Splendid, EB Advance Face Trio in Fig Trio

MAKEUP - CHEEKS

1. Multi-use Product: Happy Skin Color Play Multi-Use Mousse in Peach Bum

Dewy skin is *in* for the summer. To cop the look, simply tap two tiny dots of this ultra-pigmented but lightweight mousse on your cheeks and blend away!

Price: P649

Where to get: Watsons, SM Beauty, and Lazada

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2. Blush: Careline Oil Control Blush-On in Red Velvet

One of the newer shades of Careline’s famous oil control blushes, Red Velvet is a pinkish-red shade that immediately gives your complexion the wash of color it needs.

Price: P95

Where to get: Watsons, SM Beauty

3. Highlighter: Vice Cosmetics Aura Glow in Splendid

Splendid is a champagne highlighter color that is flattering for Pinay complexions. It’s also easy to build up—you can go from a dewy look to a blinding glow with just a few sweeps.

Price: P145

Where to get: SM Beauty, BeautyMNL, and Lazada

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4. Bronzer: EB Advance Face Trio in Fig Trio

To streamline your makeup routine, have the EB Advance Face Trio in your makeup kit. It already contains a blush, highlighter, and bronzer in a thin compact, so you have all your complexion needs in one product!

Price: P275

Where to get: SM Beauty, Lazada, BeautyMNL, and Watsons

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From Left: Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink, L'Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Lip Tint, Ever Bilena Blush Rush in Toast of New York, Vice Cosmetics Ganda Lang Creme Lipstick in Ganda Pala Eh!

MAKEUP - LIPS

1. Longwearing Liquid Lipstick: Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink

The last thing you want to worry about is your lipstick getting ~everywhere~. To help keep your mind at ease, use THE Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink—once it’s on, it’s on (until you remove it, of course).

Price: P349

Where to get: Watsons, SM Beauty, and Lazada

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2. Lightweight Liquid Lipstick: L'Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Lip Tint

If you love the staying power of liquid lipstick but *hate* how drying it can be, use L’Oreal’s Rouge Signature Matte Lip Tint. It’s super lightweight, but its pigment can last the entire day—you get the best of both worlds here!

Price: P399

Where to get: Watsons, SM Beauty, and Lazada

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3. Water-based Lip and Cheek Tint: Ever Bilena Blush Rush in Toast of New York

We believe that every Pinay should have a reliable, go-to lip tint in their kikay kits. Ever Bilena’s best-selling shade, Toast of New York, finally has a roller ball version! The pinkish-brown shade works for all occasions and skin tones. Plus, it can be applied to your cheeks and lids for an easy monochromatic lewk.

Price: P130

Where to get: SM Beauty, Watsons

4. Lipstick: Vice Cosmetics Ganda Lang Creme Lipstick in Ganda Pala Eh!

If you need a lippie that can take you from morning meetings to girls’ night outs, use Ganda Pala Eh! from Vice Cosmetics Ganda Lang Crème Lipstick line. Its rosy pink hue is flattering on mestizas and morenas.

Price: P195

Where to get: Watsons, SM Beauty, and Lazada

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From Left: Blythe Cosmetics Perfect Brow Trio, Vice Cosmetics Gandoll Volumizing Brow Gel in Ash Brown, K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow

MAKEUP - BROWS

1. All-in-one Eyebrow Product: Blythe Cosmetics Perfect Brow Trio

If you have a limited kikay kit space but you live by the saying “kilay is life,” then you need an all-in-one eyebrow product like the Blythe Cosmetics’ Perfect Brow Trio. It has everything you need, from powder, pencil, to gel!

Price: P265

Where to get: Watsons, SM Beauty, and Lazada

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2. Eyebrow Mascara: Vice Cosmetics Gandoll Volumizing Brow Gel

To cop that oh-so-trendy feathery brow look, a few coats of Vice Cosmetics’ Gandoll Volumizing Brow Gel will do just the trick.

Price: P195

Where to get: Watsons, SM Beauty, and Lazada

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3. Eyebrow Pen: K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyebrow Liner

If you haven’t tried using an eyebrow pen to fill in your arches, then you haven’t lived, TBH! K-Palette’s Real Lasting Eyebrow is one of our favorites—it's long-lasting, smudge-proof, and easy to apply.

Price: P845

Where to get: SM Beauty, Lazada

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From Left: Blythe Starlight Eyes in Pegasus, Ever Bilena All Day Eyeliner Pen, Careline Skinny Mascara

MAKEUP - EYES

1. Eyeshadow: Blythe Cosmetics Starlight Eyes in Pegasus

Dab a tiny bit of Pegasus on your lids for an easy pop of shimmer. Its beautiful bronze color complements Pinays’ brown eyes very well!

Price: P195

Where to get: Watsons, SM Beauty, and Lazada

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2. Eyeliner: Ever Bilena All Day Eyeliner Pen

Oily lids don’t stand a chance against this budget-friendly, true black eyeliner!

Price: P200

Where to get: SM Beauty, Watsons

3. Mascara: Careline Skinny Mascara

If you have short and stick-straight lashes, a few coats of Careline’s Skinny Mascara are all you need to score a wide-awake look.

Price: P150

Where to get: Watsons, SM Beauty

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