It’s always fun to go to different parts of the world, and explore its wonders. Being able to travel for some time, I’ve constantly been learning about culture, meeting new friends, and visiting awesome places that I never thought would exist in real life.

With all these activities, one thing I learned about being constantly away is the importance of skin care. Sure it’s nice to bum in the beach, swim or snorkel, hike waterfalls and mountains, ride the bus or plane to go to the famous tourist spots, but these expose us to harsh environments making our skin vulnerable.

I usually buy supermarket or drugstore beauty products since I usually purchase them while doing grocery. Here are some products I’ve been using for quite some time, and I recommend you give it a try as well:



First in the list is the Moringa-O2 oil. The oil is made from malunggay, olive oil, and it has omega. On its packaging, it says that it helps decrease hair fall, and maintain a healthy skin, and scalp. It’s easy to apply, and takes a second to be absorbed by the skin. Personally, I use the oil to lighten up my stretch marks, and apply it after shower or before I go to sleep.

Just last week I was on the supermarket under the beauty products section, and saw Nivea Extra White Firming Body Serum. Since it has the same consistency of a lotion, I replaced my old lotion with this one. This serum contains Q10 and vitamin C, that helps whiten, and repair damaged skin. I decided to try this product since I have a dry skin, and an uneven skin color from staying under the sun for too long.


I wash my face using Ponds Pure White Facial Wash in the morning, and in the evening. I’ve tried other brands, but I’ve never been hiyang, so I stick with any facial wash from Ponds. I like this one as it contains activated carbon that prevents blackheads from forming, and clogging the pores.

Every other day, I stop using Ponds, and use St. Ives Apricot Scrub as my facial wash for exfoliation. It contains alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps tone and firm the face. The same chemical is said to increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun, so I use this only when I get back home from traveling.

Once a week, I use Himalaya Herbals Neem Face Pack to help control the excessive oil secretion in my face. The product contains Neem, that prevents the recurrence of acne, Turmeric, an antibacterial property, and Fuller’s Earth, that gives cooling effect when used.

The face pack seem to work as an exfoliant, too, so I refrain using Ponds or St. Ives when I use this.

A lot of people spend tons of cash buying moisturising creams, and I was one of them. But for someone who has an oddly sensitive skin, I’ve never found any cream that doesn’t produce break outs. I stumbled from an article that says honey can be used as a facial moisturiser, and so I bought one, tried it, and true enough, it works wonders!

Not only is this natural, but it’s cheaper than creams. I use it every night after using facial wash.

I also use S.O.S after washing my face. It’s a topical antibiotic that contains clindamycin phosphate, which prevents and treats pimples, and vitamin E. For a person who has an oily face, I’m very prone to acne so I like using this product.

Lastly, I use Nivea SunBlock SPF50. I’m a huge fan of Nivea, especially this product, so when they had a sale last week, it was purely sent by heaven! If you travel and are always exposed to the sun, it’s important to invest on sunblock or sunscreen.

I like using  Nivea sunblock most of the time, even when I’m in the city. They are light, and non-sticky so it applies perfectly well on my face before putting make-up. On top of that, this contains collagen that prevents wrinkles.

There you go. These are my top picks on skin care essential. I’ve been using them (except for the serum) for over a month or longer, and it helped my skin look good. Although, what works for me may not work for you, but if you’re looking for something, you might want to give these a try. Have fun and stay healthy this summer!
These products are not sponsored. Thoughts and review are solely of the author.