It’s a given during summer to use any aloe vera-infused product after staying out in the sun because of its soothing element. But if you’re over this plant trend, there’s another that you might like to try: cactus water.
Elle breaks down the beauty and health benefits of cactus water. These include hydrating agents, antioxidants, and a mineral that lessens puffiness. Additionally, Health cites that these antioxidants help calm inflammations and the natural oils will help your skin retain moisture.
Interested? We listed down some products infused with cactus water and extracts. Feel free to add this to your existing beauty routine for the summer season.
Boscia Cactus Water Moisturizer
Just a few days ago, Boscia teased that they’re coming out with a cactus water moisturizer. According to Allure, the water-based gel will provide hydration to the skin without feeling sticky. So if you run out of your go-to aloe gel, you can replace it with this one. Available soon on Sephora PH.
Huxley Secret of Sahara Healing Mask: Keep Calm
This K-beauty brand is best known for their cactus-infused products. For this wash-off mask, it’s formulated with prickly pear cactus extract which is loaded with antioxidants and vitamin E. What it does is it repairs dull skin and deeply hydrates. Available on Beauty MNL.
Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist
Now that the temperatures are rising this summer, a facial mist is an essential item. This one from Kiehl’s is formulated with cactus flower for hydration and Tibetan ginseng to increase cell-respiration. So you’re covered even during humid climates. Available at Greenbelt 5.
TONYMOLY I’m Cactus Sheet Mask
Make it easier to replenish your skin with a cactus sheet mask. This one from TONYMOLY is known for its purifying properties as it soothes redness, hydrates, and brightens your complexion. Just throw this on after work if you think you need a skincare boost. Available at Glorietta 2.
Pacifica Cactus & Kale Oil-Free Renewal Lotion
Our skin may become sensitive to damage if we’re exposed to pollution and UV rays. To prevent this, you can use this Pacifica lotion which helps maintain your skin’s natural glow. This is also lightweight so you don’t have to worry about any sticky feeling. Available online.
Mumuso Oil Control Spray
For those who have oily skin, this is for you. Mumuso’s Oil Control Spray is said to control excessive oil while keeping your skin hydrated thanks to ingredients like prickly pear cactus extract and tea tree oil. You can spray this on your face before or after applying makeup—test out whichever works for you! Available at Market! Market!
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