Back in July, the Meteorological Service Singapore predicted a spate of rainy days to come with temperatures possibly dropping to 22 deg C. Now that we’re in August, we can firmly say this: doesn’t look like it’s happening. The days are warm as ever – hotter, even – and it’s making us rethink our coping mechanisms. Namely: shower gels.
One aspect that’s made some life-changing difference is giving the humble, unassuming everyday product an upgrade. That means taking a step up from the drugstore and moving into fancier, more aspirational territory. This isn’t, however, a knock on drugstore products. Drugstore shower products are great, but the scents can be a tad common. Dove? Fantastic. But everyone knows the smell. Neutrogena Rainbath? Iconic. But again, easily named and identified.
There is, however, new joy to be found when you spend just a little more on a humble shower product that can turn a twice-daily (at least) ritual into something to look forward to. Sensorially, you get a much wider range of fragrance notes and different textures from lightweight and hydrating to rich and creamy. These are products to make the starts and ends of your day better – consider it a self-love edit.