Survive the Summer With These Hydrating Products Loved by MEGA Beauty Experts

Survive the Summer With These Hydrating Products Loved by MEGA Beauty Experts


If you live in a tropical country, then you’d know that you’re biggest enemies are the heat and the humidity. Apart from looking for products can help your skin concerns, you also have to consider if it’s suitable for the unstable weather conditions—an added stress factor if you ask us. Expect it to get more intense since summer is fast approaching, and you will be needing that extra boost if you want to last the heat. Because of that, we asked our very own MEGA Beauty experts for their top hydrating products that you’d want to have for the summer. 

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Mia Castro, MEGA Digital Editor

When it comes to maintaining one’s skin during the summer, Mia Castro expressed that it is indeed no easy feat. She shared, “since I also suffer from dry patches, skipping out on hydrating products is not an option.” Her solution for this skin concern is to use products that have oil-free formulas, and have a gel-like textures—a great example of this is the CLINIQUE Moisture Surge™ 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator. 

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As for skin-barrier strengthening and achieving plump skin, the digital editor’s trick is to incorporate a softener in her routine like Shiseido’s Vital Perfection White Revitalizing Softener, since it doesn’t feel heavy due to its watery consistency. To top it all off, she pointed out that the first sign of dehydration appears on the lips, so she made it a habit to apply lip ointment in the morning and night. 

Mara Go, MEGA Beauty Writer

What if we tell you that there’s a serum that immediately hydrates the skin, and it will leave you with a more luminous and youthful-looking complexion? Mara Go gives credit to Drunk Elephant’s B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum, and it’s unique blend of lentil-apple-and-watermelon complex. For a little fun fact, she mentioned, “Drunk Elephant lauded this formula as “the ultimate thirst trap” for a reason.” 

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Adding to the list of plump promoting products are Clarins Hydrating Toning Lotion and Guerlain Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil. The toning lotion is actually in the beauty writer’s list of most trusted formulas for an instant skin refresh, while the oil serum is there for skin repair thanks to the naturally-derived ingredients. While it is a bit pricey, there’s nothing wrong with adding a bit of luxe in your beauty routine.  

Agoo Azcuna-Bengzon, MEGA Beauty Director 

One of the skin concerns she deals with during the summer is clogged pores, which she treats with Biologique’s Recherche Masque Vivant Rebalancing Mask Masque. She goes on to say, “[it is] armed with a high concentration of purifying active ingredients, this helps regulate excess sebum and keeps my T-zone mattified.” 

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Opting for a low-maintenance and sheer coverage during the summer will end in your favor, and Agoo Azcuna-Bengzon’s recommendation for this is Fairy Skin’s Premium Tinted Sunscreen. The beauty director shared, “I love how lightweight this SPF is, and because it’s tinted, it doubles as makeup too.” Another local brand that she gravitates to is Pili Ani, specifically their tinted lip butter, and she considers it as a lip saver because of they use local ingredients like Pili Active oils. 

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