Summer is here and we just want to make sure you’re prepared in the beauty department. We’ve rounded up some of our must-have products for Asian skin. Whether you’re spending the weekend at the beach, the pool, or even staying in the city, these 10 products will keep you looking fresh, glowing, and colorful as temps rise.
AQUAREVEAL GENTLE ACTION WATER PEEL FOR BODY
Summer is the time to switch your exfoliator! Why not swim into Summer with Skin as Smooth as Water, with the latest in skincare innovation, AQUAREVEAL Gentle Action Water Peel for Body! This water-based gel is a NO SCRUB BODY EXFOLIATOR, which means it contains NO scrubs, particles, enzymes or acids. Aquareveal Gentle Action Water Peel for Body incorporates traditional Korean skincare rituals with SMART EXFOLIATION™ technology— clinically proven to exfoliate lightly or deeply depending on your skin’s needs. Great to use in areas that require extra exfoliation such as hands, elbows, knees, and feet, and perfect to use before manicures and pedicures. Ideal to use before applying self-tanner!
OLA TROPICAL APOTHECARY’S AFTER SUN HEALING REMEDY AND AFTER SUN HEALING BATH
Today, we know that baking in the sun is a big beauty no-no. If you’ve accidentally burned your skin by forgetting SPF or not replenishing your sunscreen enough, Ola Tropical Apothecary has just what you need to pamper sun-exposed skin – naturally. Ola’s After Sun Healing Remedy is an exceptional natural sun recovery formula designed to treat over exposure to the sun by repairing and replenishing damaged, thirsty skin. It’s also great for healing cuts and scratches! Key Elements include Hydrating and soothing Organic Aloe Vera, Powerfully healing antioxidant rich Noni Fruit, Cell renewing Tamanu Oil, Amino acids, proteins and essential fatty acids to replenish the skin found in Spirulina, Soothing and nourishing Coconut Water, Healing and repairing Sea weeds. www.hawaiianbodyproducts.com; $38
Comodynes Easy Peeling exfoliating towelettes
OMG this is ‘facial in a wipe’! Take it with you on the go for a quick skin pick me up on your way to happy hour or incorporate it into your weekend beauty pamper routine. Have one of these Comodynes Easy Peeling exfoliating towelettes at your disposal to remove dead skin cells and you’ll see your skin is more even and smooth. www.comodynes.com; Box of 8 for $13
TERAX HAIR CARE ORIGINAL CREMA CONDITIONER
Summer days at the beach can wreak havoc on hair, especially with all the styling tools us Asian girls use for added volume and curls. To correct damage and condition hair, check out handcrafted conditioners and hair care from Italian super brand, Terax. This award-winning daily conditioner is simply the best hydrating hair treatment. With its unique blend of ingredients, Original Crema, a cult favorite, revitalizes all hair types by improving elasticity and detangling. It has powerful ingredients that are formulated to eliminate split ends while rejuvenating chemically and environmentally damaged hair. Original Crema uses a unique formula that opens the hair cuticle and delivers specific moisturizing and softening ingredients. It’s no wonder this brand is loved and used by celebrities from Madonna to Gwyneth Paltrow. Be sure to check out other products in this line including the leave-in conditioners – Shine, Lifedrops, and Hydrate. www.teraxhaircare.com; $24-56
LANEIGE BRIGHT RENEW ORIGINAL CREAM
Get summer ready with dewy, plump, and radiant skin. Asian
skin can sometimes look dull and suffer from dark spots and pigmentation, so be sure to add a brightening serum or cream to your day and night skincare regimen. Try Laneige’s Bright Renew Original Cream to get skin looking its best. Formulated with the # 1 melanin crusher and radiance renewer, this cream helps to reduce melanin production and dark spots with their bio-brightening and patented Melacrusher. It feels silky smooth and works for 24 hours, almost like an all day protective film that also locks in moisture. With such innovative and effective formulations, it’s no wonder Laneige is one of Korea’s most popular beauty brands! Pair with Laneige’s Bright Renew Original Serum for optimal results.
ELEMIS PRO-COLLAGEN HYDRA-GEL EYE MASKS
Recharge tired eyes from endless fun summer events and late
nights out with Elemis’ Hydra-Gel Eye Masks. Perfect to use leading up to a big event or even hours before your makeup application, these masks will hydrate and smoothen out your under eye area. They are clinically proven and formulated to instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also brightening. Potent plankton extract, combined with the power of padina pavonica and chlorella, provide an instant skin-tightening effect, while hyaluronic acid hydrates leaving your eyes looking fresh and ready for a close up! www.timetospa.com; $85 (Box of 6 Masks)
HADA LABO TOKYO ULTIMATE ANTI-AGING MASK
Pamper your skin before your summer trips or weekend getaways without having to go to the spa. With Hada Labo Tokyo’s Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask you can do an at-home facial with this mask which is made from soft cotton and fully drenched with an entire bottle of anti-aging serum. It boosts hydration, smoothes fine lines, and restores firmness and bounce to your skin. Not only is it refreshing and relaxing but also gentle enough to use as often as you want since it is free from parabens, fragrances, dyes and mineral oil, so you don’t have to worry about any adverse reactions. It contains a super blend of anti-aging ingredients providing an immediate boost of hydration resulting in radiant and supple skin. www.hadalabotokyo.com; $15
RESERVEAGE TRES BEAUTY 3
Kickstart your summer beauty routine by adding the perfect nutritional complement to your skincare regimen. Reserveage,
known for their innovative formulas and research, have recently launched their latest must-have supplement for us beauty aficionados. Since beauty comes from the inside out, we must be sure to nourish the 3 beauty proteins that keep our skin, hair and nails looking their best – Collagen, Keratin and Elastin. These essential beauty builders come together to support healthy cells and nutrition resulting in dewy gorgeous skin, shinier hair and healthy, stronger nails for an overall look of well-being and radiance.
KATE SOMERVILLE MEGA C DUAL RADIANCE SERUM
As we have all experienced, Asian skin can suffer from pigmentation, especially during these hot summer months. Be sure to combat dark spots and sun damage with Kate Somerville’s Mega-C Dual Radiance Serum which will supercharge your skin, transforming it to a more even tone. Kate’s revolutionary, high-tech radiance serum comes in a smart dual-chamber design that is divided into a two-phase system – one side with 10 percent vitamin C and the other with youth-enhancing bioactive omegas. Upon application, the two serums combine and activate to pull the micronized vitamin C deep into your skin. The result is dramatically improved firmness, elasticity and texture while also looking more hydrated with that all over “summer glow.”
PATCHOLOGY ENERGIZING EYE PATCHES
All this summer sun can cause premature aging and skin damage,
especially around the delicate eye area. Whether using as a preventative measure or for fine lines, Patchology Energizing Eye Patches provide the perfect solution. Innovative and effective, these patches utilize patented micro-current technology to deliver effective anti-aging ingredients to the skin in a more powerful way than creams and serums. The kit includes 12 treatments, along with activating gel, and refreshing wipes and will leave your eyes looking more bright and smooth. Their eye sytem delivers soothing, de-puffing cucumber extract, deeply hydrating hyaluronic acid, skin smoothing peptides and Vitamin C to brighten and revitalize eyes in as little as 20 minutes. www.neimanmarcus.com; $75 for Kit