Repair and protect your city-ravaged skin
Living in a hot, humid environment, with the added problem of city pollution, can have many adverse effects on the skin—encouraging heat rashes, clogged pores, blemishes, and signs of premature aging. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a couple of products to help you clean, repair, and protect your skin.
Bangkok’s recent heat wave has definitely taken its toll on everybody’s body and mind. To help cool down, and clear your head, try Blooming Spa’s Citrus Cooling Oil. Their bestseller product is infused with a variety of citrus giving it a refreshing aroma. It helps relieve headaches and anxiety, leaving you with a refreshed and invigorated feeling, while the added menthol gives the skin a cool sensation. Blooming Spa Products are made from natural ingredients, selected by spa therapy specialists for mental and physical benefits. The Citrus Cooling Oil is available at RarinJinda Wellness Spa for B390.
Another product to freshen up you and your skin is the White Tea Facial Mist by the British brand Neal’s Yard Remedies. It’s infused with antioxidant white tea, calming organic aloe vera, aroma therapeutic organic essential oils, and soothing Bach Flower remedies. By spraying the mist over face and body—but be sure to close your eyes—it helps you to calm down, and feel more refreshed. You can find it in the Beauty Hall at Siam Paragon for B950.
Whether it’s a long weekend at the beach, or a city trip, Pañpuri’s new Thai Jasmine and Mint Voyage Set is great for a quick getaway. It covers all the essentials—a gentle hair cleanser, a nourishing conditioner, a cleansing body wash, a soothing body lotion, and a wash bar—and its container sizes are hand-luggage size compliant. Pañpuri’s products are free of any harmful chemicals including aluminium, parabens, and silicone, and the scents derive purely from botanical ingredients. This particular set, which comes in a textured green canvas bag, is available at Pañpuri Organic Spa in the Gaysorn Shopping Centre for B1,240.
Recently, the Australian brand Aesop made its products available in Thailand with its first store in Siam Paragon’s Beauty Hall. People with combination and oily skin might want to opt for the Amazing Face Cleanser, especially suitable for living in a humid, and polluted climate like our beloved Bangkok. The low-foaming, mandarin-infused gel thoroughly cleanses skin, expelling daily build-up of grime and oil while absorbing excess sebum. Massage half a teaspoon over the face and neck before rinsing thoroughly with warm water, and follow with your preferred toner and hydrator. The 100ml bottle is available for B1,150.
To clean and protect your skin deeply, try this clarifying mask by June Jacobs. It contains a combination of papaya’s natural fruit enzyme papain, as well as extracts of mango, and pineapple which help the skin to turn soft and supple. By applying it to clean skin for a couple of minutes before rinsing it off, it gently dissolves dead surface impurities and allows nourishing oils to enter the skin. Additionally, an antioxidant blend of white, red and green tea helps to neutralise free radicals, protect the skin from environmental toxins, and combat visible signs of premature aging. The mask is free of parabens, and preservatives, and can be purchased at the i.sawan spa at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok for B3,200.