Intense heat, extra long lines, crazy traffic—you might as well bid freshness goodbye by the time you get to work. Sometimes, no matter how early you wake up to prep in the hopes that you’ll still look fresh once you get in the office, the morning commute will always prove to be difficult. But with the right products mixed with a great attitude, clocking in with a fresh face is possible. Check out these items you need to add to your arsenal.
Pond’s Mineral Clay Face Cleanser, 90g (P189)
All factors considered, pollution definitely included, the first thing you should do once you get to the office is wash your face. Rinse off all the dirt with a gentle yet effective cleanser, not only to feel fresh, but also to prevent breakouts caused by dirt.
Nivea MicellAIR Extra White, 125mL (P100)
It’s always best to keep a bottle of micellar water in your work drawer. Get a deeper cleanse with an alcohol-free product. Nivea MicellAIR Extra White helps get rid of dirt without drying out your skin. Bonus: This product also helps brighten your skin naturally.
Olay Whip Regenerist and Olay White Radiance Light Perfecting Day Cream, 50g (P1999 each)
After cleansing, make sure your skin is re-hydrated with Olay White Radiance Light Perfecting Day Cream. It’s a light moisturizer that transforms from cream to liquid on contact for fast absorption, helping you achieve smooth and shine-free skin. If your skin concerns include signs of aging, however, you may want to opt for Olay Whip Regenerist as this light moisturizer helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion, 354mL (P734) and Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion, 354mL (P664.50)
Long lines under the intense heat will make you feel sticky, no doubt. But that’s not an excuse to skip moisturizing your arms and legs. Let your skin drink up something lightweight and breathable like Aveeno lotions. Just pick the variant that will match your skin’s needs and allow its hero ingredient, natural colloidal oatmeal, to seal in the goodness the whole day.
Maybelline Starter Kit (P550)
With this starter kit from Maybelline, you can have all the makeup essentials you need on the go. We get it—we all rush doing our faces every morning, so it’s best to have all of the basics within reach. This kit contains the following: Clear Smooth All in One Powder Foundation SPF32 PA+++, a Hypercurl Mascara in black, and a Sensational Liquid Matte lip tint, Maybelline’s first lip tint formulated with powder technology for intense color and weightless wear.
L’Oreal Infallible Concealer (P450)
Don’t forget every under-eye’s BFF: concealer. No matter how late you slept the night before or how many pimple marks you’re trying to hide, L’Oreal’s Infallible Concealer has a wide shade range to provide you with a match for your skin tone. This product is also very blendable so you end up looking like you’ve had a full night’s sleep.
Bobbie Cosmetics Gleam Squad Contour and Strobe (P400)
Rushing for a meeting with VIPs? Come to work prepared with this palette that contains stunning contour and highlighter shades to instantly give you the glow you deserve.
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Body Mist (P899)
Last but definitely not the least is a refreshing mist. With close contact to other people, as well as the inevitable sweating you’ll experience, you need a body mist that’s not too strong but will get you through a whole day. Elizabeth Arden’s Green Tea Body Mist is a people-pleaser that will leave you and those around you a whiff of freshness with every spritz.
Make sure you have all these for freshness at your fingertips. You can get everything on this list and more at Robinson’s Department Store Beauty Section, a one-stop shop for every woman’s beauty and skincare needs, or purchase them all at Lazada.