Beach Essentials 2017

by - 7/03/2017 01:44:00 AM

Since it was the first time I went to the beach a year ago, I made my first beach essentials list in June 2016. Went back to the beach last June and so I decided to share with you an updated beach essentials since I also want to share my favorite beach products with you.
Again, being a girl who doesn’t want to get tan, sun barrier products comes to the rescue whenever I go to the beach. Went to Puerto Galera and brought my beach essentials with me.

1. Beach Hut Max 100++ SPF Lotion
Product Info: This Beach Hut Max Lotion provides extreme SPF 100 without the mess and oily feel. It is super light on the skin, quick drying and non-messy. 
Packaging: Comes in green, orange and blue bottle
Price: Around Php500
Volume: 100ml
Scent: Mild floral scent
How To Use: Apply generously to all areas 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at frequent intervals especially after swimming, rigorous activities or towel drying.
What I Think About The Product: The HIGH SPF attracted me into buying this product. It contains SPF 100 which I rarely see on most sunblock. It may be a bit sticky on the skin at first but it’s not that heavy on the skin. It feels like lotion (of course!) and easily absorbed by my skin. Can’t leave without this one whenever I go to the beach.

2. Fracora Placenta UV Whitening Spray
Product Info: This spray contains placenta & hyaluronic acid, providing whitening, moisturization and an ultraviolet block (SPF 50+/PA+++). It can be used for daily skin care and for leisure time too. It’s spray designs means you use it for your entire body, including your hair or even after make-up. Non - sticky and waterproof but easily removed with soap. 
Packaging: Comes in a sealed bottle spray
Price: Php1200 at Cheska’s Store
Volume: 60g
Scent: Mild scent
How To Use: Shake bottle before use. Spray onto hand first and use to apply to face. If you want to maintain its effects, re-apply every 2-3 hours.
What I Think About The Product: Super love the packaging since it is pink and handy. I also liked that the application is very easy since you only need to directly apply it on your skin. I read that the product can be applied on your face too but since I already applied too many sunblock and make up on my face, I didn’t dare to apply it on my face. Not only that, this sunblock can be used as a whitening spray as well. Nice right?

3. Belo BB Body Cream
Product Info: This Belo Body BB Cream is like a BB Cream for the arms and legs but also whitens the skin as it contains Kojic Acid and Tranexamic Acid that deeply whitens the skin. It gives off a gorgeously flawless, natural glowing arms and legs in an instant. It conceals imperfections as it works to provide silky-smooth and natural finish with its Tone Correcting Formula. Walking under the sun? Worry no more since it provides SPF 50 PA+++ that protects the skin from the harmful UV rays. It’s paraben-free, hypoallergenic and dermatologic tested.
Packaging: Comes in this orange and white aerosal can. 
Price: Php399.75 (Free if you avail at Sampleroom PH)
Volume: 100 ml
Scent: Powdery scent
How To Use: Shake well. Hold can at least 6 inches from the skin and spray. Blend evenly. Spray additional layers as needed to mask scars, stretch marks, varicose veins and other skin concerns.
What I Think About The Product:  
I’ve used this product when I went to Puerto Galera and true enough, it gives my skin flawless finish. I like that it has this cooling sensation upon application and it refreshes my skin. It has a matte finish and it reminded me when I wore stockings. Also, it conceals my dark spots like my knees and elbows. It’s perfect when you wear a skirt, shorts or dress as it is lightweight, non-sticky and lightens my skin in an instant. I like that it provides a good coverage on the skin, also it acts as a sunscreen and has whitening properties for those who wants to lighten their skin. What I didn’t like is sometimes, the product transfers on my clothes. The product is affordable given the amount but honestly I’m not sure if it’s practical to buy a bb cream just for the body.

4. QuickFx Sun Block

Product Info: It is an ultralight, fast absorbing sunblock with broad spectrum UVA & UVB protection. It also protects against the damaging effects of the sun. It has Niacinamide, zinc oxide, lotus flower, BSASM and herb extracts. “
Packaging: Comes in a small and handy sachet with a cap
Price: Php99
Volume: 10g 
Scent: Floral scent
How To Use: Take an appropriate amount onto the palm of hand and blend into skin in circular motions. Use as the last step of skincare routine. May be applied under makeup or worn alone. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply as needed.
What I Think About The Product: I use this sunblock for my face only. What I like about this one is that it feels light on the skin and non-greasy at all. It is very handy since it comes in a small sachet. It also packed with skincare benefits to which I loved. For cons, some people may consider this expensive for a 10g of product priced for Php99. Also, it doesn’t have a coverage as to what the product description claims.  

5. Cathy Doll L-Glutathione Magic Cream
Product Info: Cathy Doll Whitening Sunscreen L-Glutathione Magic Cream is a whitening, moisturizer and sunscreen in one. It has an SPF 50 PA+++ to protect you from the harmful UV rays. It also claims to have a pore tightening effects and keeps the skin free from dark spots. This can be used for the face or the body. 
Packaging: Comes in a pink and cute squeeze tube. It is very handy and perfectly fits on my kikay kit. 
Price: Php299  
(Free if you avail at Sampleroom PH)
Volume: 60 ml
Scent: None
How To Use: Squeeze a small amount of L-Glutathione Magic Cream onto your palm. Apply to your face and body and gently blend in circular motions. For best results, reapply every 2-4 hours. 
What I Think About The Product: I’ve already used this product a few times already and I like that it provides an instant whitening, soft and smooth finish. I like that this product can also be used a sunscreen, moisturizer, primer/base or even as a part of your skincare.  It is non-greasy, has a watery consistency and gives off a cooling sensation upon application.

6. Beachborn Sea Salt Spray
Product Info: All natural sea salt spray that adds volume, texture and waves to lifeless hair. Can also be used for that 24hour curls or beach waves hair.
Packaging: It comes in a black bottle spray with a cap
Price: Php180 (Got mine from Beautyml site)
Volume: 100ml
Scent: Herbal to none
How To Use: (source: beautymnl) 
*For heatless beach waves that lasts all day: Spray generous amount of on dry hair and tie hair into a top bun or large braids. Let set overnight.
*For the perfect bed head look: Spray generously on dry hair then twist and scrunch in large sections
*For a heatless blow-dried look with sexy volume: Spray on damp hair and let air dry.
*To keep curls gorgeous for 24 hours: Spray generously before and after curling.
What I Think About The Product: First of all, I love that this product is made from natural ingredients which I prefer since my hair is currently dry and damaged. For hair products, I try to stick with natural ones to prevent further damage to my hair. So Beachborn products are perfect since it doesn’t damage my hair at all. This Sea Salt Spray is perfect when I want that beach waves or even that heatless waves that lasts all day.  

7. Beachborn Sunset Spray
Product Info: An ultra-moisturizing detangler that protects hair from heat and sunlight.
Packaging: It comes in a black bottle spray with a cap
Price: Php175 
(Got mine from Beautyml site)
Volume: 100ml
Scent: Herbal to none
How To Use: (from beautymnl site) Shake well before use and spray generously all over from roots to tips.
What I Think About The Product: I love that this Sunset Spray protects my hair from heat and sun especially on the beach. You can even use this for everyday especially when you go out in the sun. Product is very lightweight and non-sticky. I love that leaves my hair refreshed, soft and shiny.


Watch my video review on my Youtube channel below:
Compared to my last year's beach essentials, I added a lot of products this year. All of the products mentioned are HIGHLY EFFECTIVE for me and I RECOMMEND it for everyone. 

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