Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hace Calor (It's hot)

Ooooh child, this heat just makes me want to shake my jelly every chance I get.

How's the summer heat treating y'all? Remember to keep hydrated because according to the weather peeps, this will last until June.


Today's post will be about some recent products I discovered to help me keep my sanity in this heat.

Lemme begin with these godsend moisturizing products. Just because it's hot doesn't mean you should stop moisturizing. Remember, the heat increases the cause for dry skin.

I discovered Bench Organics Bamboo & Green Tea body lotion. I've never been so happy that they actually came out a line for this scent because I was a huge fan of the Bamboo & Green Tea EDT that I got way back in 2011.

Buzz Lightyear & Woody wish they could use this

Reasonably priced at Php135.00, it smells fresh (I like to use this after my "morning" shower before going to work at 3am) and it's non-sticky. Plus you can actually close the nozzle again, unlike other pump bottles that once opened. you wouldn't be able to twist it the other way around to close it. And it's doesn't take up too much space on your bag. Very ideal for those out of town trips you've got planned so you don't have to lug around a big bottle.

The second product I discovered was Johnson's Baby Cooling Gel Lotion. Also in the same price range as Bench's Bamboo lotion, this one smells better. It's like applying alcogel on your skin, cool, but moisturizing.

Achieve mo ang freshness peg with these chernelyns

I like using both products after showering with Dove's Go Fresh body washes in either Grapefruit & Lemongrass or my eternal favorite Cucumber. If you've noticed with my previous posts - I veer towards scents that are green-based or those that smell fresh rather than the sweet, fruity ones.

Recently, I decided to give BBW's Sea Island Cotton a rest and decided to get Victoria's Secret's Sheer Love. It has fragrances of white cotton and pink lily. So, yes... it DOES have a hint of sweetness in it. But not the saccharine sweetness that just ups the ick factor in this heat.

How about you? How do you deal with the summer heat?


Nathalie | Mental Snapshots May 22, 2014 at 1:22 PM  

It really is so goddamned hot right now. If I could I wouldn't go out of the house at all just to avoid the heat and the glaringly bright sunlight. But alas, I must work...

Dramatics aside, I have been using Nivea UV Whitening Body Serum. It's very runny and lighter than lotions so it doesn't feel as sticky on the skin. Love the sweetish, citrusy scent too. And I like to think it has done a fair job helping to bring back my normal skin color. Though I have been using it for only a week now, I like to think there's already been some lightening on my complexion. ;)

Kittykat Miyaw May 22, 2014 at 2:44 PM  

Hot, hot, hot. I agree with you, we have to put "light" and non-greasy products nowadays as it will tend to feel sticky and icky once we move around. Don't forget to drink lots of icy cold water to keep you hydrated :)

Jean | May 24, 2014 at 3:09 PM  

This heat is wild! I don't think I can last until June without melting. LOL

Anyway, I didn't know Bench has organics beauty products...I should try that one day! Thanks for sharing. :)

Angel E. May 24, 2014 at 3:58 PM  

wow johnson's cooling lotion. will definitely look for that the the grocery store. i love dove's cucumber and aloe body wash, smells so fresh.

Rea Alducente May 26, 2014 at 3:11 AM  

I have the same one from Victoria's Secret and I love the scent! :) It's really so hot these days that it makes taking a bath an hourly thing to do! LOL