Summertime or not, it’s always *hot* in the Philippines! Layering skincare products or wearing any kind of makeup just feels way too heavy on our faces. It's a good thing that K-beauty brands offer products that work to cool down our skin without feeling sticky or greasy. Below, we compiled a list of the best Korean skincare and makeup products to help you beat the heat:
Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Cream Triple Care SPF50+ PA+++
We can't stress this enough: Putting on sunscreen is important (even if you're just indoors!) If you can't stand the heavy feel that most products give, there are lightweight options you can try. The Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Cream isn't sticky and it has SPF50 PA+++. Plus, it won't give you that ~dreaded~ white cast.
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Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel Tube
Most moisturizers are creamy and heavy, which can be off-putting to a lot of people, especially those with oily complexions. A gel formula like the Nature Republic’s Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel Tube is a good option. Its packaging is far more hygienic than its famous tub version.
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belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb
If you want a moisturizer that doesn't feel heavy at all, try belif's The True Cream Aqua Bomb! It's a lightweight product that leaves a nice cooling sensation—a *delight* for our scorching weather.
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COSRX Low pH Barrier Mist
If you feel your skin getting parched throughout the day, refresh your complexion with a hydrating facial spray! The COSRX’s Low pH Barrier Mist is formulated with 98 percent coconut water and 0.5 percent PHA (polyhydroxy acid) to help lock in moisture. It has a *fine* mist, too!
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AprilSkin Magic Snow Cushion 2.0
We absolutely love cushion compacts for helping us replicate the dewy complexion of our fave K-drama stars! If you want a more ~lightweight~ version for the summertime, try AprilSkin's famous Magic Snow Cushion 2.0. They upgraded their formula to make it more hydrating (perfect for skin exposed to the sun!) without compromising its coverage.
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Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder
If a shiny T-zone is your main summer concern, arm yourself with a powder that can keep the grease at bay. Innisfree’s No Sebum Mineral Powder is a cult-favorite product for its mattifying properties. It’s small and compact too, which makes it easy to carry around and reapply at any time of the day!
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The Saem Iceland Hydrating Soothing Gel
Treat rough patches on your skin with a soothing gel. This one from The Saem is formulated with 98 percent mineral water from Iceland, so you can be sure it will truly rehydrate your sun-exposed complexion.
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