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By Shimron Singh | August 15th, 2023

Get ready to elevate your summer skincare game with our handpicked selection of local brand essentials! From a “sugar detox” cleanser that lets your skin breathe to a microbiome-balancing toner that keeps pores in check, we’ve got you covered. Achieve that coveted summer glow with a lightweight Palo Santo Grounding Elixir and stay refreshed with an activating mist that boosts hydration throughout the day. Say goodbye to breakouts and hello to invigorated skin with an Aloe Vera Ginseng Extract gel, and don’t forget the power of a Cassia Brightening Serum for a refined and radiant complexion. Plus, let NOOR Retinol Eye Oil work its magic on fine lines and wrinkles. Get ready to dive into the world of local skincare wonders!


Hydro-Power Brightening Cleanser | Botanic Pretti5

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Let’s start things off with the first thing in your skincare routine, the cleanser. Summer is the time to let your skin breathe, and what better way to do that than with a gentle, effective cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils? This “sugar detox” cleanser from Pretti5 is the perfect way to cleanse your skin without harsh chemicals or sulfates.

This cleanser is formulated with natural ingredients like Japanese apricot, rosehip oil, and sea kelp extract, which help to purify the skin, brighten the skin tone, and slow down glycation, a process that leads to dullness and premature aging.

The cleanser is also free of sulfates, parabens, and phthalates, making it a safe choice for even the most sensitive skin. If you’re looking for a gentle, effective cleanser that will help you achieve that summer glow, this is the perfect product for you.


The Resurfacer | TiN5

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This microbiome-balancing toner is designed to effectively rebalance the skin after cleansing while also targeting the removal of dead skin cells, regulation of sebum production, and minimizing pores. It’s suitable for all skin types but is especially effective for oily skin.

The Resurfacer from TiN5 contains a concentrated mushroom extract, which helps to tighten pores and reduce inflammation. It also contains fermented yeast extract, which improves skin elasticity and hydration. Lactic acid and salicylic acid work together to exfoliate dead skin cells and improve skin texture. Tea tree leaf water helps to control excess oil and reduce inflammation.

The Resurfacer is a great way to keep your skin looking its best during the summer months. It’s gentle enough to use every day, and it will help to keep your pores clear and your skin looking fresh and radiant.


Palo Santo Grounding Elixir | Akarii

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This Palo Santo Grounding Elixir from Akarii is the perfect way to achieve that summer glow. It’s a lightweight, water-based serum that is formulated with a blend of potent antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, and skin humectants to help improve skin health and aesthetics. It’s also suitable for most skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone skin.

The Palo Santo Grounding Elixir is a great option for those who are looking for a serum that can be used as part of their daily skincare routine. It can be used morning and night, and it absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy residue. The soothing scent of Palo Santo will help to keep your mind grounded and relaxed.

If you’re looking for a serum that can help improve your skin’s health and appearance, the Palo Santo Grounding Elixir is a great option. It’s lightweight, water-based, and suitable for most skin types.


Activating Mist | RARE SkinFuel

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What’s a quick and easy way to boost your skin’s hydration? The Activating Mist from RARE. This lightweight mist is formulated with a blend of potent anti-aging extracts and moisturizing compounds that will leave your skin feeling refreshed and radiant. The mist is also great for setting and refreshing your makeup. Simply spritz it on your face and neck before applying your makeup, or throughout the day to help keep your makeup looking fresh.


Aloe Vera Ginseng Extract | Woke Up Like This

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Aloe Vera Ginseng Extract from WULT is a hydration booster and oil-adjusting super herb gel that’s perfect for the hot season. Packed with herbal extracts like Aloe Vera Leaf Juice and Ginseng Extract, it not only moisturizes but also provides bactericidal, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties. Say goodbye to breakouts and inflammation! This lightweight gel is enriched with nutrients and antioxidants for cellular growth and protection against free radicals. Simply massage onto your skin for a fresh and invigorating experience. Stay savvy and give your skin the care it deserves!


Cassia Brightening Serum | PureArth

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Meet the Cassia Brightening Serum from Purearth, your skin’s new best friend for a plumped, radiant, and hydrated complexion. This adaptogen gel serum is a game-changer, packed with 100% cassia plant polysaccharides for that refined, smooth, and brightened complexion you’ve been dreaming of. With a dash of magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, a stable form of Vitamin C, and a niacinamide-infused ceramide complex, it tackles discoloration and UV damage like a pro. Plus, its water-based and oil-free formula keeps your skin feeling fresh and hydrated.


NOOR Retinol Eye Oil | Native Essentials

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Say hello to NOOR, the ultimate summer skincare essential for your delicate eye area. This 100% plant-based retinol eye oil from Native Essentials is here to repair, nourish, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Packed with powerful ingredients like Bakuchiol, a natural alternative to retinol, and White Lupin extract, a collagen booster, it’s a true anti-aging powerhouse. With a roll-on bottle for easy application and a soothing aroma of Myrrh, Frankincense, and Rose extracts, NOOR is your go-to for a relaxing under-eye massage. Let this nutrient-rich oil work its magic and bring light to your skin.


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