There’s a lot to love about living in the tropics, but the extreme humidity (regardless of season) isn’t one of them. One foot out the door and we’re already sweating buckets, with our made-up faces melting along with it. What a waste of good product. This is why product consistency matters—thicker emollients will naturally feel heavier under the heat. For optimal comfort, we suggest you switch out your creams for a water-based gel moisturizer instead.

They absorb in seconds, provide just the right amount of moisture, keep the skin cool, and dry down matte, so your makeup won’t slip or slide during the day. And as a general rule: the simpler the ingredients, the better!

FOR OILY, ACNE-PRONE, COMBINATION, OR DAMAGED SKIN


TRY: Esfolio 95% Pure Snail Moisture Soothing Gel, now on sale at P175 (limited time only)
STAR INGREDIENT: Snail Mucin

Troubled skin is often trickier to match with a good moisturizer, but this snail mucin-based gel is basically foolproof. Its powerful healing properties are a godsend for acne-prone skin types. Not only does it quickly relieve redness and repair active pimples, it also refines the skin tone, diminishes dark spots, and rebuilds a stronger moisture barrier. All in all, this ooey-gooey slime is the all-around fix for unbalanced, damaged skin types.

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FOR SENSITIVE, DRY, OR SUNBURNT SKIN


TRY: Esfolio 100% Aloe Vera Moisture Soothing Gel, now on sale at P280 (limited time only)
STAR INGREDIENT: Aloe Vera

Growing up, your mom probably slathered you with aloe vera lotion after every beach trip or pool day. Well, she knew exactly what she was doing! Aloe vera is an age-old remedy, known for its ability to soothe a slew of skin issues like sunburn, dry patches, flaking, and other types of irritations. This featherlight gel is made of 100% pure aloe gel. It instantly calms sensitive skin, relieves itchiness, and stimulates the growth of new cells, so your complexion heals faster and stronger with little chance of scarring.

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