The scent of summer is usually associated with coconuts. We drink fresh coconut juice while on the beach, and most sunscreens have a hint of it because of its hydrating properties. We even made a list of recipes using coconut oil. But this year, it seems summer products will be steering towards mango flavors and scents.
As Filipinos, we inherently love mangoes—we have some of the best ones, after all. So getting beauty items infused or smell like the fruit this summer just makes sense. Mangoes are said to have anti-inflammatory properties, vitamins A, B6, C, and more to nourish the skin, and even AHA to remove dead skin cells.
If you love Glossier’s new mango-flavored Balm Dotcom, then maybe you should add more fruity products to use from head to toe.
Burt’s Bees Super Shiny Mango Shampoo
This product is formulized with mango seed oil and fig extract to give hair a soft and silky texture. It’s also gentle and rinses easily, and you don’t have to worry about your hair getting damaged or frizzy after each shower. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.
Ladykin Twinlight Softfoam Cleansing in Mango
If you’re looking for a cleanser that doesn’t dry your skin out, try this one from Ladykin. The mango and bamboo leaf extracts help moisturize and purify the skin. It’s also paraben and oil-free, so it’s perfect for all skin types. Available on Beauty MNL.
Sun Bum Lip Balm Mango
Sun Bum’s lip balm is not only moisturizing, it has SPF 30 to protect your lips from sun exposure. The skin on our lips is thin, so it’s more prone to damage and cracking under the heat. For added freshness and hydration, it’s also infused with aloe vera and vitamin E. The best part? It tastes like mango! Available at Beauty Bar.
Coola Classic Sport Sunscreen in Fresh Mango
Smell like a sweet mango while at the beach with this sunscreen. It has SPF 50, 80-minute water resistance, and is non-greasy. You can apply this on your face and body to ensure all-day protection. Available on Ulta.
The Body Shop Mango Softening Body Butter
Dealing with dry skin? Try this mango-scented body butter that will give you 24-hour hydration. It also absorbs easily in the skin and doesn’t feel thick as the day goes on. Available at SM Mall of Asia.
Avon Senses by Naturals Juicy Pomegranate & Mango Body Spray
For an all-around mango scent, spritz this fruity perfume from Avon. You can use this daily or on special occasions. Available at Market! Market!.
Photo courtesy of The Body Shop’s Instagram account