The Philippines’ year-round warm weather has never really been a friend to those with oily and
acne-prone skin. The high temperatures and humidity can cause constant sweating, making it easier for
pores to get clogged and turn into acne. Luckily, there’s a 4-step routine you can do every day to clear the
way to healthy, hydrated, and glowing skin!
1. Cleanse with a gel-based facial wash
Gel cleansers are water-based formulas with mild ingredients so they don’t strip the skin of its natural
oils—which are important to balance out your skin’s oil production levels. SNAILWHITE Jelly Wash
(P295) is a must-try because it has the best of both worlds: it gently deep-cleanses and clarifies your
pores to prevent acne while refreshing the skin and soothing redness and irritation. It’s even enriched with
Snail Mucin and natural extracts like Cactus, Centella, and Green Apple to remove excess oil and
impurities without overdrying your skin.
2. Tone with an exfoliating toner
Toners suit oily and acne-prone skin types because they remove excess oil and leftover impurities while
improving the efficacy of your subsequent products. The toners of the past used to be filled with tons of
drying alcohol (hence, their ability to sop up excess oil) but today’s toners are more powerful without
being harsh! Take the SNAILWHITE Glow Potion AHA•BHA Toner (P395), for example. It contains two
skincare acids, Alpha Hydroxy Acid and Beta Hydroxy Acid, to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and prevent
the formation of whiteheads and blackheads. It doesn’t just stop there, though! Glow Potion also has
other superstars like Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide, and natural extracts such as Ginseng, Witch
Hazel, and Swiss Alpine Willowherb to brighten dull, uneven skin tone, and hydrate, soothe, and balance
skin so it’s prepped for the next steps.
3. Pat an essence to re-balance your skin
Now that your skin is properly clean and prepped, it’s time for step 1 in your hydration process. Essence
may seem like an insignificant step but it’s more important than you think. The skin is like a sponge so
when it’s dry and you try to apply moisturizer on top of it, it won’t be able to absorb it properly. But if you
apply an essence first (which is lighter than a moisturizer) and it delivers active ingredients to the deeper
layers of your skin to hydrate, brighten, and whatnot, your skin becomes ready to drink up your
moisturizer and reap the benefits of it as well. Now you may be afraid of using an essence because
they’re usually geared towards those with drier skin types, but SNAILWHITE’s Sakura Hazel Soothing
Essence Gel (P89) has the power of an essence in a gel formula! By infusing it with powerful ingredients
that are part of SNAILWHITE Potion—Snail Mucin, Sakura Cherry Blossom Flower extract, Witch Hazel
extract, Niacinamide, and Hyaluronic Acid—it leaves skin hydrated without the oily or sticky feel, soothes
skin upon application, visibly minimizes the look of pores, brightens and evens out your skin tone, and
calms redness and irritation. You’ll be able to finally get bright and poreless-looking skin in just a few pats!
4. Seal everything in with a lightweight moisturizer
Completing your routine is, of course, moisturizer. It’s what locks everything in; together with the products
you just applied, it can quickly work to brighten, hydrate, and protect your skin from free radical damage.
While moisturizer tends to be thicker, there are lighter formulas like SNAILWHITE Moisture Facial
Cream (P995) that effortlessly melt into the skin. Moisture Facial Cream has a cream-gel texture that’s
rich in nutrients and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties so skin looks radiant with a healthy glass
skin glow all day and night. Its SNAILWHITE Potion-infused formula, which combines Snail Mucin,
Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, and 10 plant-derived ingredients, ensure that skin looks
bouncy, soft, and bright!