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These discounted beauty products will complete your “anti-stress” skincare routine

 

It’s common knowledge that stress is bad for your skin. It causes your hormones to act up and mess with your skin’s cellular aging and healing process. But since our stress levels reached an all-time high last year (and we have a feeling it’ll reach a new high soon), let’s just say we’ve experienced more …

 
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It’s common knowledge that stress is bad for your skin. It causes your hormones to act up and mess with your skin’s cellular aging and healing process. But since our stress levels reached an all-time high last year (and we have a feeling it’ll reach a new high soon), let’s just say we’ve experienced more breakouts than usual and we’re expecting nothing less this year. 

We won’t back down without a fight though. Ever heard of anti-stress skincare? It’s not something new per se, especially for those who love skincare, but it’s never been more relevant and needed than today. “Anti-stress skincare will not fix stress but the idea behind it is great. They are products designed to make you pause and take care of yourself, to focus on something calming and soothing and in doing so better control your stress, said a dermatologist.

In a nutshell, anti-stress skincare products relieve the damage caused by stress. So if you plan to follow this routine, we swear these three products can help.

Jojoba oil

Various essential oils are on the rise these days and it’s mostly because they have acne-fighting properties. They also moisturize dry and flaky skin. But jojoba oil, among others, stands out. According to experts, it has a humectant property that creates a barrier to prevent moisture from evaporating. It also contains natural forms of vitamin E, which helps fight oxidative stress.

100% Pure Jojoba Oil from Human Nature

You may get this 30mL 100% Pure Jojoba Oil from Human Nature for up to 40% off (from P395 to as low as P237) via the SM Malls Online app when you apply as a Human Nature advocate. It helps with soothing your dry scalp and skin, doesn’t contain harmful chemicals and is hypoallergenic.

Vegan face mist

Vegan products are plant-based products that don’t contain harsh chemicals and artificial additives usually seen on most beauty products sold in the market today. They only use organic ingredients to effectively combat internal and external stress.

Rose Dewy Glow Face Mist from The Body Shop

This Rose Dewy Glow Face Mist from The Body Shop is 100% vegan. It’s enriched with community trade organic aloe vera from Mexico, which can make your skin look illuminated and dewy. Purchase it via the SM Malls Online app and get 20% off its regular price (from P495 to P396).

Unperfumed eye gel

Artificial fragrances or perfumes tend to irritate sensitive skin and may eventually cause allergic reactions or more serious skin issues. To avoid these potential problems, you may opt for unperfumed products that are formulated with antioxidant properties.

Elderflower Unperfumed Eye Gel from The Body Shop

The Body Shop’s Elderflower Unperfumed Eye Gel is gluten-free and fragrance-free, and infused with elderflower extract known to have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has cooling properties that help with clearing eye bags due to emotional stress. Buy it for half the price (from P395 to P195) via the SM Malls Online app.

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All-black summer looks (under P999!) that won’t make us overheat

 

I’m not exaggerating when I say I’m a sucker for head-to-toe black no matter the occasion. Going to a conference? Black suit. Attending a friend’s birthday party? Black maxi dress. Working out? Black training clothes. And for the longest time, I hated summer as it forced me to give up my beloved black wardrobe for …

 
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I’m not exaggerating when I say I’m a sucker for head-to-toe black no matter the occasion. Going to a conference? Black suit. Attending a friend’s birthday party? Black maxi dress. Working out? Black training clothes. And for the longest time, I hated summer as it forced me to give up my beloved black wardrobe for a while. (Some may think I’m overreacting but imagine not eating your comfort food for two to three months… that’s exactly how it feels for me.)

People often associate summer (dry season, if you want to get technical) with bright clothes as those are scientifically proven to reflect light and absorb sweat—while black clothing gets thrown on the back burner as it absorbs heat and makes you sweat more than usual. That doesn’t sit right with me though, so to my fellow black fashion enthusiasts, here’s a list of black clothes under P999 you can freely wear all summer long without overheating.

Little black dress

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ black dress? Many trends have come and gone but the black dress remains unbothered. We can probably consider it a fashion immortal at this point (as it should, tbh).

Women’s Floral Sleeve Mini Dress from Forever 21

But let’s add some summer twist to this classic, shall we? Forever 21’s knit mini dress features sheer floral puff sleeves, a round neckline, a ruffle trim and a shift silhouette, which scream fun and class at the same time. You may get it for only P599 (54% off its regular price) when you buy it via the SM Malls Online app.

Crop top with short sleeves

Let’s be real: Sleeves feel really constricting in so many ways. And that’s the last thing we want to feel this summer, especially when our body needs (and craves) comfort, breeze and proper ventilation. So dare I say, wearing a crop top with short sleeves is the summer dream.

Charissa Tie-Front Crop Top from Guess

And this Charissa Tie-Front Crop Top in jet black from Guess will help you achieve that dream. It can even give your summer look an edgy vibe with its flirty cutout, adjustable spaghetti straps and flutter trim. You can purchase it for P999 (57% off its regular price) via the SM Malls Online app.

Backless jumpsuit

Jumpsuits are the perfect work-from-home outfit this summer. It’s comfortable and easy to wear. It’s casual but smart enough for Zoom meetings, online classes or virtual family reunions. So I suggest getting this patterned (backless!) jumpsuit from Mossimo for P795 (half its regular price) via their official site or the SM Malls Online app.

Patterned jumpsuit from Mossimo

Mossimo also has an ongoing promo where you buy one apparel for its regular price and get the second one for P1. This runs until Jul. 7, 2021 only so make sure to shop ASAP!

Bonus: Black accessories

Casio G-Shock Basic Black from Geo Watch Unlimited

An outfit isn’t complete without accessories, don’t even try to argue. So take this as a sign to shop for cute watches at Geo Watch Unlimited before Apr. 30, 2021 and get 10% off on all Seiko, Baby-G and G-Shock items.

Seiko 62MAS Prospex Diver’s, available through “Buy Now, Pay Later” promo from Prestige

If you’re still hesitating about the price though, Prestige Jewelry Center now allows a “buy now, pay later” mode of payment for Banco de Oro cardholders (0% installment for up to 6 months). This promo basically allows you to pay two months after you bought a watch and is available until Sept. 30, 2021.


Get these products without leaving home. Download the SM Malls Online app on Google Play or App Store to enjoy hassle-free shopping.

 
 
 
 

SM Shopmag and its online version showcase various fashion brands found in the SM Supermalls. It is designed to give a glimpse of what’s new in stores for shoppers. It is a look book that reflects stylish outfits, cool gadgets, hip accessories and mouth-watering food selections to entice shoppers to visit the SM malls. It aims to attract shopping enthusiasts by featuring upcoming mall events, fashion trends, celebrity profiles and various articles – new finds, hot spots, health and beauty. Shopmag defines the shopping culture in the Philippines and captures the essence of SM malls.