Have you ever had a good day ruined by the disastrous heat in Singapore? The scorching heat is always making you feel cranky, irritable and you end up looking like a mess towards the end of the day. Rain or shine, the last thing you want is a sunburn, break out or frizzy hair. We have gathered 8 must-have beauty products to keep you looking fresh and glamorous through the day.

1. Redken Frizz Dismiss FPF 20 Spray


Finally, a hair product we have all been waiting for! Redken Frizz Dismiss Spray is a lightweight smoothing lotion for fine to medium hair in low to high humidity, which works best in Singapore’s heat.

This leave-in-spray helps in managing detangling, and provides protection from heat styling up to 230ºC. It also provides lasting frizz control, smoothing and humidity protection without weighing strands down.

Unlike leave-in oil treatment, Redken Frizz Dismiss is ultra convenient. You just have to spray it on your hair after a shower, run it through any tangled ends, and voilá! Your daily post-shower hair routine is complete. Best of all, the new Frizz Protection Factor (FPF) scale makes it easy to select which of the four new FPF treatments is right for you, based on hair type and humidity level, so you can go about your day frizz-free.

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Here’s an essential tip: Always use sulfate and sodium-chloride free products on your hair to ensure smooth and lustrous hair!

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Redken Frizz Dismiss Smoothing Lotion Spray, NA.
Kenaris (level 5 Wheelock Place) or Capello Loft @ The Centrepoint.

2. Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask


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You are probably familiar with Innisfree, the popular Korean beauty store that has been popping up like daisies all over Singapore. One of its most popular products is the It’s Real Squeeze Mask. You will be spoilt for choice by the plethora of mask types.

Tea tree, aloe vera and manuka honey have been much raved about. After just 15 minutes, these masks will leave your skin nourished. You’ll also smell like a million bucks. At a price of S$2 per piece, these masks satisfy everyone’s desire for affordable yet effective facial masks!

Innisfree Its Real Squeeze Mask, $2 each.
Innisfree stores.

3.    Shiseido Perfect UV Protector



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Shiseido Perfect UV Protector has a liquidly, semi-matte and sheer finish for those who do not like an oily or thick layer on their skin. There’s a travel-friendly design for those who travel frequently. This sunscreen is perfect for those who love being in the water or at the beach. The wetter you get, the better the Perfect UV Protector. Furthermore, Shiseido Perfect UV Protector can be used on both the face and body, and is formulated for Asian skin!

With such a proven record, the Shiseido Perfect UV Protector is worth the investment. Why waste anymore money on ineffective sunscreens?

Shiseido Perfect UV Protector, $59.
Major departmental stores.

4. Biore SaraSara Body Powder Sheets


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Aside from having a good sunscreen lotion, there’s another absolutely essential item you need everyday – Biore SaraSara Body Powder Sheets.

The sheets come in two different scents, Breezy Floral and Zesty Citrus. The Breezy Floral has a feminine and refreshing scent. Needless to say, these miracle sheets are perfect for the inevitable stickiness that is part and parcel of Singapore’s humid climate. Say goodbye to unpleasant odours and perspiration!

The next time you’re in Watsons or Guardian, pick up one of these packs – you won’t regret it!

Biore SaraSara Powder Sheets, $3 per pack of 10
Watsons or Guardian stores.

5. Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment

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Behold… Fresh’s Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15. This highly popular lip product moisturises your lips and provides essential protection from damaging UV rays.  

With over 10 different colours to choose from, you’ll definitely be able to find a shade of your liking. Furthermore, with buildable coverage, you have control over how sheer or vivid you want the colour to be!

This lip treatment is one of the best products we have ever tried. It kept our lips moisturised for more than 8 hours, even after drinking and eating! 

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Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15, $33
Fresh stores.

6. Simple Soothing Facial Toner


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It’s so hard to look for a good toner that is budget-friendly. After trying Simple Soothing Facial Toner, we were surprised at how effective it was.

This soothing facial toner is formulated with skin-friendly ingredients such as chamomile, witch hazel and Pro-Vitamin B5. Simply put (pun intended), this toner will leave your face hydrated and fresh after application. 

Simple Soothing Facial Toner, $12.90.
Available at RedMart.

7. evian Facial Spray


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evian Facial Spray is the best way to keep your face hydrated in air-conditioned or over-heated offices. This life-saver enhances make up after you’ve spent a long time outdoors in the sun or in an air-conditioned place. Ultra-fine, pure and natural mist allows the skin to absorb a unique balance of beneficial minerals along with the water.


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Because it is so light, you won’t have to worry about it weighing you down.

evian Facial Spray (50ml), $11.80 per twinpack.
Guardian stores.

8. 3M Nexcare Acne Patch


We’ve all experienced the pangs of fear that strike when a pimple starts growing. It’s the same story every time – a red bump that transforms into a huge and repulsive whitehead. And it takes ages to go away!

Apply this before bed and as you sleep, the patch completely drains away pus and bacteria while you catch your beauty rest. The best part is waking up to an (almost) completely shrunken pimple.

With this life-saver, you’ll never have to worry about unwanted zits ruining a special occasion. Pimples, be gone!

3M Nexcare Acne Patch, $7.00 for a pack of 36 patches.
Watsons or Guardian stores.

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