12 Beauty Essentials for Any Summer Activity

These light and compact tools will assure your summer survival while looking fabulous, whether you’re in the city or on the road.


(SPOT.ph) It’s already May, but the summer heat feels like it’s just getting started. We’ve rounded up several beauty tools for the season, whether you’re just trying to make it around the city or you’re packing for the beach.


For the City

Human Nature Balm For All Season (P99.75)

The peppermint and eucalyptus in this balm will instantly soothe your hot and irritated skin. Rub on your temples or simply take a whiff and be relieved of stress and fatigue.

Available at Human Nature



Face It Skinny Fit Gloss (P595)

This lip gloss will slip perfectly into your purse or pocket. Go for the vivid, long-lasting hues of pink and orange that are perfect for the summer.

Available at The Face Shop


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Disinfect It! Spray (P240)

Dust and grime seem to multiply during summer, so protect yourself with this handy spray. The essential oils are good enough for your hands and tough enough for dirty surfaces.

Available at Taste Central



For the Beach



Nivea Sun Collagen Protect (P454.75)

Frequent exposure to the sun will trigger wrinkles, so this bottle packs advanced collagen protection. The non-greasy, water-resistant SPF formula will immediately shield your skin from harmful UV rays, so you can bask in the sun all you want.

Available at leading drug stores and supermarkets


Honey Essence Mist (P595)

Humid, sticky, and sweaty-get rid of all of that with a quick spray from this small, lightweight can of mist. You’ll quickly feel rejuvenated and the honey will keep your skin sweet-smelling and healthy.

Available at The Face Shop






Sun Beam (P1,400)

Highlight your sunkissed glow with this liquid bronzer. Dot and blend on your cheek and brow bones to bring out that golden glow.

Available at Benefit

For Overseas Travel



David Organics Great Hair On-The-Go Set (P390)

Summer heat and humidity can be so unforgiving on the hair. Pack this pretty set of Rose and Geranium shampoo and conditioner (or pour them into travel-sized bottles) to keep your hair light and bouncy even when you don’t have a hairdryer handy. Keep the bottle of Split End Sealer at home for some post-vacation pampering.

Available at Taste Central




Stila In the Light Palette (P1,750)

This combination of shimmery and matte shades has every color that any beauty junkie could possibly need while on the go, even for those spur-of-the-moment special occasions. A Smudge Stick waterproof eyeliner, a matte chocolate brown, is also included along with a six-page lookbook of tips and tricks.

Available at Rustan’s Department Store



Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel SPF 30 PA++ (P830)

A gel-based moisturizer with sunscreen will help keep you sunburn-free even when you're out sight-seeing all day, and this one comes in a handy tube that's easy to stash in a travel bag. The clincher? The noncomedogenic formula is great even for those with oily or acne-prone skin.

Available at department stores, leading drugstores, or healthybeautycircle.com



For a Hiking Trip



Hurraw! Sun Protection Lip Balm with SPF 15 (P280)

Your lips need protection during nature walks too. This creamy, long-lasting lip balm will keep your smoocher from getting chapped and get them Instagram-ready when you finally reach that mountain peak.

Available at Taste Central


Bench Exfoliating Apricot Facial Wipes (P30)

Keep your face refreshed and hydrated with these handy wipes. The alcohol-free formula gently removes dirt and oil, while the Vitamin E will leave your skin feeling smooth and soft.

Available at Bench




The Merry Hempsters Organic Rescue Balm (P480)

Whip this out for cuts, scrapes, bug bites, and even hemorrhoids! The sweet-smelling combination of lavender, clove, and rosemary helps speed up the healing of damaged skin.

Available at Taste Central

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