All The Skincare, Makeup, And Hair Products You Need For Summer

Presenting Year 3 of Cosmopolitan Philippines' Summer Beauty Bucket List!
PHOTO: Mixi Ignacio

Summer's just around the corner, and we're sure that, like us, you'll want to look your best when going to all those beach trips and parties. So, we tested countless hair, skincare, and makeup products to help you build your summer beauty lineup! Below are the sunscreens, moisturizers, lipsticks, eyeliners, shampoos, and so much more that made the cut for this year's Summer Beauty Bucket List!

SUNCARE

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1. Best After-Sun Product: Deoproce Hyaluronic Cooling Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA+++

Hate the feeling when your skin is all dry and hot after being under the sun? Rub this all over your body to soothe and calm affected areas. It contains hyaluronic acid and eucalyptus to restore moisture and cool down stressed skin.

Price: P690

Where to get: Beauty Beat, Watsons

2. Best Body Lotion with SPF: Block & White Sakura White SPF 20 PA+++

This genius body sunscreen brightens your skin with the help of 5-in-1 Whitening Essentials and vitamin B3. We love using this every day, especially if we're commuting.

Price: P200

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

3. Best Face Sunscreen: Snail White CC Sunscreen SPF50

Its oil-free and lightweight formula will keep your complexion glowing while protecting it from the damaging effects of the sun.

Price: P995

Where to get: Watsons, Lazada, BeautyMNL

4. Best Moisturizer With SPF: Myra VitaWhite Whitening Facial Moisturizer SPF15

With antioxidants and vitamin E, this lightweight moisturizer gives skin a healthy glow while protecting it from UVA and UVB rays to prevent premature aging.

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Price: P104.75

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

5. Best Sunscreen Mist: Celeteque Face and Body Sun Defense Spray

This sunscreen spray feels light and refreshing on the skin—which makes it absolutely perfect for hot, sunny days.

Price: P449

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

6. Best Body Sunscreen: Neutrogena Beach Defense Water + Sun Protection Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF70

Beach days are coming, and it's important that you protect your skin from UV rays with a powerful sunblock that's waterproof and would last for hours!

Price: P509.25

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

7. Best Lip Balm with SPF: Burt's Bees All-Weather Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF15

Keep your lips soft, hydrated, and protected with this lip balm. While it contains zinc oxide, an ingredient popularly used in sunscreens, it won't leave your pout with a white cast.

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Price: P275

Where to get: Beauty Bar, Rustan's The Beauty Source

CLEANSERS

1. Best Facial Cleanser: Kojie San Skin Lightening Soap

It has Kojic acid that prevents melanin production, which eventually brightens dark spots and acne marks. You'll see a glowing and smooth complexion with regular use. And with its price tag, it's not easy to overlook this when you see it on the drugstore shelf.

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Price: P50/2 bars

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

2. Best Makeup Remover: Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Water with Rose Petals

Gentle on all skin types, this micellar water thoroughly cleanses and removes dirt and makeup while keeping your complexion's pH levels balanced.

Price: P1,150

Where to get: Rustan's The Beauty Source, Beauty Bar

3. Best Physical Exfoliator: Pond's Pure White Mineral Clay Face Cleanser Scrub

Infused with Moroccan clay and natural microbeads, this face cleanser scrub is able to slough off and absorb dirt in your pores, giving your complexion a poreless and radiant finish.

Price: P194

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

NOURISHING SKINCARE

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1. Best Face Serum: Your Private Formula Skin Need 100% Hyaluronic Acid

This water-based serum is worth every peso as it's formulated with bamboo extract, oil-regulating ingredients, and 100 percent hyaluronic acid to strengthen, soothe, hydrate skin and get rid of acne-causing bacteria.

Price: P6,000

Where to get: Facets and Figures Facial and Slimming Spa, Quezon City

2. Best Matte Moisturizer: Olay Regenerist Whip Active Moisturizer

A moisturizer with a fluffy formula that effectively hydrates and lifts skin. It's the perfect moisturizer to use before makeup because it delivers a matte, yet cottony soft look to your complexion!

Price: P1,999

Where to get: SM Beauty, Watsons

3. Best Face Mist: Innisfree Green Tea Mist Micro

For extra hydration or freshness, this face mist is THE. BEST. Aside from its relaxing scent, it sprays such a delicate mist onto your skin that it doesn't even move your makeup!

Price: P990

Where to get: SM Mall of Asia

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4. Best Brightening Moisturizer: Pond's White Beauty Insta Bright Tone Up Milk Cream

This face cream not only brightens skin, but it minimizes the look of pores too! The result? A smooth and radiant complexion.

Price: P265

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

5. Best Eye Cream: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Supercharged Eye Complex

A powerful eye care product that reduces the appearance of fine lines, dark circles, and eye bags in just three weeks. It also reverses the damage skin gets from the blue light coming from computer and mobile devices.

Price: P4,280

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

6. Best Acne Treatment: Origins Spot Remover Anti-Blemish Treatment Gel

One dab of this clear, salicylic acid-based spot gel will quickly dry and flatten that annoying pimple!

Price: P1,050

Where to get: Lazada, SM Megamall, SM Makati, SM Mall of Asia

7. Best Lightweight Moisturizer: Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly

Constantly spending time at the beach and under the sun can dry your complexion out. To bring moisture back, use this weightless jelly moisturizer! Its unique texture is easily absorbed by the skin and doesn't leave a sticky feel.

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Price: P1,900

Where to get: Lazada, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM Mall of Asia, Rustan's The Beauty Source

8. Best Sheet Mask: Simple Pollution Protect Sheet Mask

Free of perfumes, dyes, and harsh chemicals, this sheet mask is formulated with vitamin E and B3 and other antioxidants to help detox your skin and prevent future dehydration and irritation.

Price: P89/piece

Where to get: SM Beauty, Lazada

9. Best Purifying Mask: Garnier Skin Naturals Black Serum Pure Charcoal Mask

For a complexion that's hydrated, soothed, and mattified, say hello to your new favorite sheet mask! It contains Hyaluronic Acid and algae to cleanse and tighten pores, moisturize dry areas, and regulate sebum production in oily areas.

Price: P59/piece

Where to get: Lazada

BASES

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1. Best BB Cream: Nivea Sun UV Face BB

Looking for a lightweight foundation with sun protection? Say hello to the UV Face BB! It's a skin tone-adjusting cream that evens out the look of your complexion, leaving it matte and fresh.

Price: P329

Where to get: Watsons, SM Beauty

2. Best Concealer: Clio Kill Cover Pro Artist Concealer 

A pigmented AF creamy concealer that will make pimples and dark circles disappear in just one swipe. It can withstand sweat, so you won't have to worry about retouching in the middle of the day.

Price: P825

Where to get: Robinsons Galleria, SM Megamall Department Store, Trinoma

3. Best Setting Spray: MAC Coconut Prep + Prime Fix+

A few spritzes of the MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Spray can prevent your makeup from sliding off your face even when you're outdoors most of the day. The refreshing coconut scent will take you to the beach!

Price: P1,250

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Where to get: Powerplant Mall, SM Megamall, SM Makati, Rustan's The Beauty Source

4. Best Foundation: Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation

Oily-skinned peeps, rejoice! Colorstay Full Cover's light, moussey texture seamlessly blends into skin and covers imperfections while ensuring your complexion won't get oily throughout the day.

Price: P825

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

5. Best Tinted Moisturizer: Belo SunExpert Tinted Sunscreen

For a "my-skin-but-better" look, Belo's Tinted Sunscreen is our go-to product. It has the tiniest bit of coverage to minimize pores and blur imperfections, and it looks better the longer we wear it!

Price: P449.75 (50 ml), P169.75 (10 ml)

Where to get: Lazada, Belo Medical Group clinics

6. Best Foundation Primer: Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Protection SPF 50

This primer is anything but basic. It's lightweight, fast-absorbing, and contains SPF 50 so you can rest easy knowing your skin is protected from the sun!

Price: P2,300

Where to get: SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM Mall of Asia, Rustan's The Beauty Source

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7. Best Cushion Foundation: Laneige BB Cushion_Pore Control SPF50+ PA+++

This oil-controlling cushion foundation is sooooo good! It makes our complexions look fresh and healthy, can cover minor marks and pimples, and no matter how long we wear it, our T-zones never get oily!

Price: P2,050

Where to get: SM Makati Department Store, Lazada

8. Best Setting Powder: Australis Banana Powder

For bright under eyes and sharp contours that won't budge even when you sweat and oil up, use this Banana Powder to bake! It's finely-milled, lightweight, and cruelty-free.

Price: P595

Where to get: Landmark Trinoma, BeautyMNL, Beauty Bar

EYES

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1. Best Mascara: Maybelline Total Temptation Waterproof Mascara

This mascara does e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g: It lengthens, volumizes, and curls lashes. The formula is buildable, too, so you can apply layer after layer without it clumping! 

Price: P399

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

2. Best Eyeliner: Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel Pencil Eyeliner in Private Island

Summer is a great time to play with color on your eyes and that includes colored eyeliner! This blue one from Revlon is our favorite because it's pigmented and creamy, yet it sets to a budgeproof finish.

Price: P575

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

3. Best Eyebrow Pencil: Ever Bilena Pro Brow Duo

This eyebrow pencil smoothly glides on skin, making it easy for you to fill in the sparse areas of your arches.

Price: P195

Where to get: Watsons, SM Beauty

4. Best Eyebrow Mascara: Sunnies Face Lifebrow Grooming Gel in Ash Brown

When it comes to tinted brow mascaras, this one by Sunnies Face is our holy grail. It has a skinny brush, which makes it easy to comb through and tint every brow hair, and it manages to make our arches waterproof and sweatproof! 

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Price: P345

Where to get: Glorietta 1, Lazada, UP Town Center, BeautyMNLShopee

5. Best Eyeshadow: Stila Shade Mystere Liquid Eyeshadow in Mystic

For show-stopping eyelids, just dab this sparkling liquid eyeshadow. The azure hue will remind you of pristine beaches.

Price: P1,250

Where to get: Rustan's The Beauty Source

CHEEKS

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1. Best Highlighter: Careline Strobe Stick

When it comes to highlighting, we love the Strobe Stick from the same collection as the Contour Stick. For the price, it's a really good cream highlighter—one layer gives skin a subtle shine, but when built up, can make your cheekbones glisten like a doughnut!

Price: P199

Where to get: Watsons, SM Beauty, Lazada

2. Best Bronzer/Contour: Careline Contour Stick

For the ultimate ~*brontour*~ (bronzer + contour) look, we turn to this cream product. It works for a variety of skin tones, is long-wearing, doesn't make us look muddy or dirty—which some bronzers and contour products are guilty of—and it's so easy to bring around!

Price: P199

Where to get: Watsons, SM Beauty, Lazada

3. Best Blush: Skin Potions Dream Cream in Scarlett

This product is actually a multi-pupose tint, but we love applying it on our cheeks as it gives them a fresh look for hours. Its formula is also weightless and long-wearing so there's no caking, cracking, or fading.

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Price: P249

Where to get: SM Megamall, SM North EDSA

LIPS

1. Best Liquid Lipstick: L'Oreal Paris Rouge Signature in I Dream

Out of all the liquid lipsticks we tried, this one feels as light as a feather, but packs a punch in the pigment department! The orange-red hue of I Dream will highlight your tanned skin and brighten fair complexions.

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Price: P390

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

2. Best Lip & Cheek Tint: Ever Bilena Lip & Cheek Roller in Night Berry

Look as fresh as a daisy in seconds with a few dots of this berry-hued tint.

Price: P125

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

3. Best Lip Sleeping Mask: Burt's Bees Overnight Intensive Lip Treatment with Natural Ceramides

Whenever we want to give our pouts some TLC or just need to deeply hydrate them, we turn to this lip sleeping mask. It's packed with natural ceramides to hydrate, nourish, and plump up lips so when we wake up, they look healthy and kissable.

Price: P395

Where to get: Beauty Bar, Rustan's The Beauty Source

4. Best Lipstick: Pat Mcgrath Matterance Lipstick in Omi

We were already over matte lipsticks, but when we tried Pat McGrath's Omi (a warm, rosy pink), we were sucked right back in. It's an incredibly creamy and pigmented MLBB that doesn't feel like anything on our lips; one swipe is all you need because it's that opaque!

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Price: P2,490

Where to get: Sephora.ph

BODY CARE

1. Best Deodorant: Dove Ultimate Repair Antiperspirant Roll-On Fresh Lily

If you typically shave or tweeze underarm hair, it's a must that you nourish and repair the skin's surface with this deo. It fades dark marks, and restores smoothness.

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Price: P102

Where to get: SM Beauty, Landmark Department Store, Watsons, All leading supermarkets nationwide

2. Best Perfume: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Eau de Parfum

This perfume is worth investing in: The pure parfum formula will let you smell like you've come straight from a shower all day. The green, floral scent is refreshing and uplifting, making it the best summer fragrance.

Price: P12,600

Where to get: Rustan's Makati, Adora

3. Best Body Scrub: Marks and Spencer Royal Jelly with Pure Honey Body Scrub

The scrub actually creates a nice lather, and a little product goes a long way. The beads aren't too coarse on the skin. It leaves your body soft, smooth, and lightly scented, too!

Price: P1,250 (Part of the Royal Jelly Jar Stacker)

Where to get: SM Megamall, Glorietta 4, SM North EDSA, Estancia Mall, Shangri-La Plaza, Greenbelt 5

4. Best Feminine Wash: pH Care Intimate Wash Cool Wind

This is our BFF, because it relieves chafing on our inner thighs and cleanses our v-zone!

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Price: P158

Where to get: Watsons, All leading supermarkets nationwide

5. Best Body Wash: Love Beauty and Planet Murumuru Butter & Rose Majestic Glow Body Wash

You'll love the delicate scent of roses while you shower, and the glow this moisturizing body wash grants your skin.

Price: P290

Where to get: Lazada, Watsons

6. Best Body Oil: Bio-Oil Specialist Skincare Oil

This is still our favorite body oil because it guarantees mark-free skin when you apply it on mosquito bites and bacne.

Price: P520

Where to get: Watsons, SM Beauty

7. Best Body Lotion: Vaseline Healthy White Fresh & Fair Cooling UV Gel Lotion with Menthol

After being exposed to the sun, it will feel great to apply this cooling lotion on your body. This can soothe sunburnt skin, and brighten dark patches in a few weeks.

Price: P202

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

HAIR CARE

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1. Best Dry Shampoo: Lolane Z-Cool Dry Shampoo Fruity Pop

Spritz this sweet-smelling dry shampoo on locks to absorb odor and sweat!

Price: P169

Where to get: Watsons

2. Best Leave-in Treatment: Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair

Seal the tips of damaged hair with this leave-in conditioner to restore their softness and health.

Price: P1,838

Where to get: Greenbelt 5, Powerplant Mall, Freyja

3. Best Blowdry Spray: Eva NYC Speed It Up Blowdry Spray

Control frizz, protect hair from heat-styling, and save time from blow-drying your hair with this genius product. Its formula quickly evaporates water from the strands, and it has argan oil and sunflower seed oil to hydrate and nourish parched, brittle locks.

Price: P799

Where to get: Beauty Beat, Watsons, SM Beauty

4. Best Tool for Beach Waves: Kiss New York InstaWave Automatic Curler

Hands down, this is the most user-friendly tool that gave us beach waves! The rod rotates by itself so your arms won't grow tired during the whole styling process.

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Price: P3,599

Where to get: Watsons, SM Beauty, Beauty Beat

5. Best Texturizing Spray: Ouai Wave Spray

Bring out your curls and natural hair texture with a few spritzes of this. You'll also love the delicate powdery floral scent it leaves behind.

Price: P1,502

Where to get: Sephora.ph

6. Best Hair Brush: Wet Brush Original Detangler

You will never worry about breaking your strands while detangling the knots in your hair because the soft bristles of this brush smoothly glide over every strand.

Price: P699

Where to get: SM Beauty, Watsons

7. Best Shampoo: Pantene Micellar Detox & Purify Scalp Shampoo

The silicone-free shampoo gets rid of all the buildup from your scalp and strands. It leaves your hair bouncy and shiny with just one wash!

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Price: P320

Where to get: Watsons, Lazada, SM Beauty

8. Best Daily Hair Treatment: Creamsilk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Repair & Shine Ultra Conditioner for Intensely Damaged & Dull Hair

Resurrect your hair's health and luster with just one use of this daily conditioning treatment. It has Triple Keratin Complex which repairs damaged and brittle strands.

Price: P259

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

9. Best Shampoo for Colored Hair: L'Oreal Ever Pure Sulfate-Free Moisture Shampoo

Colored hair needs sulfate-free formulas so the dye won't fade easily, and this shampoo rivals salon brands in terms of performance.

Price: P350

Where to get: Watsons, Lazada, SM Beauty

10. Best Conditioner: Dove 1 Minute Serum Conditioner Nourishing Oil Care

When it says one minute, this conditioner means it! It turns your locks into soft, smooth strands that can easily be hand-combed.

Price: P159

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

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PRODUCED BY: Ira Nopuente and Tisha Caedo

STYLIST: Beam Mariano

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Mixi Ignacio

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