1 / 20
Jung Beauty Probiotics Tinted Sun Serum
The latest breakthrough in the sun care industry arrives in the form of a three-in-one powerhouse—that is, a tinted sunscreen serum developed by K-Beauty label, Jung Beauty. Its multifunctionality shines through in its extensive list of capabilities, where it is able to provide SPF50 protection, light coverage, as well as long-term skincare benefits in the form of bolstering damaged skin barriers as well as reducing inflammation. The latter is accredited to the incorporation of nourishing ingredients such as probiotics, niacinamide, and panthenol; a medley of gold-standard extracts and compounds that are known to grant a brighter, healthier complexion. What’s more, its lightweight texture and natural finish means that it is able to pair well with make-up to boot, allowing for an immaculate canvas despite long hours of wear.
Jung Beauty Probiotics Tinted Sun Serum, $45, available at ksisters.sg.
2 / 20
Luvum Real Calmingpair Cicadrogel Mask
2023 sees the emergence of a new type of facial mask. Enter: the hydrogel-type variant, designed to adhere seamlessly to skin as well as to provide a comfortable fit and cooling effect like no other. Perfect for anyone with a inflamed, sensitised complexion, this Cicadrogel mask by K-Beauty brand, Luvum, manages to up ante by including calming ingredients in the vein of centella asiatica extract and madecassoside into the mix—both of which are known to boost skin moisture and accelerate wound recovery. Sport it after toner application, and let it sit for up to 40 minutes to witness optimal effects; soothed, dewy skin brimming with moisture.
Luvum Real Calmingpair Cicadrogel Mask, $32.40, available at ksisters.sg.
3 / 20
Kerasilk Smoothing Mask
The latest smoothing launch from Kerasilk presents a powerful formula that strengthens and nourishes hair with its proprietary Silk+ Technology. Combining vegan amino acids that mimic the biological composition and benefits of natural silk with other hair-strengthening nutrients, this potent hair mask is sure to leave your tresses soft, healthy and tangle-free. Coat your locks with this buttery blend two to three times a week for your glossiest mane yet.
Kerasilk Smoothing Mask, $68, available at Chez Vous Hair Salon, Hairwerkz, Kiu Hair Gallery, O’Color Hair, Picasso Hair Studio and Roots—Where Hair Begins Salon from April 2023
4 / 20
La Mer Cleansing Foam
If you’re in need of a sumptuous skin treat, look to La Mer’s silky-soft foam cleanser. Starring the brand’s widely revered Miracle Broth™—the prized elixir contains a tantalising medley of kelp, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients—with long-term usage revealing youthful, glowing skin. The inclusion of tourmaline, a natural-occurring gemstone known for its energising properties, helps the further agenda on a brightened, revitalised complexion with each wash.
La Mer The Cleansing Foam, $205, available at Sephora
5 / 20
IllumiaSkin Bounce Recharge Cream
A luscious spread on the mien, the IllumiaSkin Bounce Recharge Cream makes for a rejuvenating experience during application—by way of the botanical fragrance it imparts. Packed with skin barrier-boosting ingredients such as antioxidants, niacinamide and centella asiatica extract, the formulation is one that promises hydration as well as protection from free radicals. With the natural healing properties of the skin maintained, the skin’s resilience to external disruptors is improved and ensures a visibly supple, radiant glow after consistent use. With its relatively lightweight formula, we’ll purport that this particular tub of cream is a great, travel-friendly option for both day and night use.
Illumia Bounce Recharge Cream, $75 for 50ml, available at Illumia Therapeutics
6 / 20
Aesop Gloam Eau de Parfum
A fragrance that’s bewitchingly transportive—Aesop’s latest instalment of its Othertopias series is the Gloam Eau de Parfum. Inspiration for this sought out the dreamscape ideated in twilight, where atypical elements came to play. This scent is heavy on its spices with pink pepper, cardamom, saffron and clove, and on the skin, it eases into a heady woody body. Undeniably Aseop, its base notes of iris, patchouli and sandalwood remind us why we fell in love with the Australian brand in the first place. It delivers a spritz brimming with calm, but not without tickling the senses first.
Aesop Gloam Eau de Parfum, $255, available at Aesop
7 / 20
Sigi Skin Daylight Oasis Vitamin C Serum
Bid adieu to pesky dark spots and uneven texture with local brand Sigi Skin’s Daylight Oasis Vitamin C Serum. Boasting a winning combination of medical-grade ingredients, behold a few of the standout additions that set this formula apart from other brightening serums on the market: most notably, L-ascorbic acid takes centre-stage in its clinically-proven optimal concentration of 15%. Presented in a practical UV-shielding packaging to prevent the vitamin C from breaking down, it is also accompanied by exosomes to support skin healing and to fortify the skin barrier, while antioxidant-rich copper tripeptide prevents free radical damage and stimulates collagen production for supple, elastic skin. Slip this potent concoction on after your morning cleansing ritual for a visibly radiant complexion.
Sigi Skin Daylight Oasis Vitamin C Serum, $109, available at Sigi Skin
8 / 20
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Supergrape Youth Renew Serum
A sallow-looking complexion is sure to benefit from the potency of this rejuvenating serum from Juice Beauty. Packed with nourishing ingredients in the vein of Sagrantino grape, prickly pear extract, and hyaluronic acid, it promises well-moisturised, smooth, and bouncy skin with regular use. And that’s just the tip of the ice-berg—wrinkles, fine lines, and crows feet are also made obsolete, with the inclusion of arginine and jojoba esters further bolstering skin plumpness and radiance.
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Supergrape Youth Renew Serum, $105, available at Juice Beauty
9 / 20
Dr.Jart+ Pore·Remedy Smoothing Primer
The K-Beauty label welcomes a new addition to their fan-favourite Pore Remedy range. Enter: the Dr.Jart+ Pore-Remedy Smoothing Primer; a skincare make-up hybrid that hydrates and smooths whilst also blurring the appearance of enlarged pores. Its silicone-free formula translates to a lightweight, water-based consistency that glides on seamlessly, sinking into skin to help eradicate texture with sustained use. Not forgetting, of course, that it also acts as a flawless make-up base for all manner of complexion products. Dab your foundation or concealer over it to acquire a dewy, flawless finish.
Dr.Jart+ Pore·Remedy Smoothing Primer, $52, available at Sephora
10 / 20
Natasha Denona Mini Pastel Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition)
Talk about eye candy. This capsule palette by Natasha Denona grants you a myriad of cheerful springtime-inspired looks in just five magical shades: a chrome bronze, three metallics in baby pink, sky blue and cobalt, and a vivid matte aqua. A worthy addition to keep on the top shelf of your make-up arsenal, play around with the array of textures and sheens to create as many multi-dimensional looks as you please.
Natasha Denona Mini Pastel Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition), $43, available at Sephora
11 / 20
Kosé Sekkisei Clear Wellness Refining Milk
Kosé’s Clear Wellness Refining Milk promises a new and improved formula, geared at supporting dry and irritated skin. Made with up to 75.7 per cent natural ingredients including Asian herbs such as soothing Job’s Tears seed extract and other botanical ingredients, the watery milk delivers much needed moisture and comfort to the skin, banishing rough and dull patches for an effortless radiance. Those with extra sensitised skin will be happy to know that the product is alcohol-, paraben-, mineral oil-, fragrance and colourant free.
Kosé Sekkisei Clear Wellness Refining Milk, $48, available at Metro
12 / 20
Paula's Choice Pro-Collagen Multi-Peptide Booster
According to scientists, the ability to replenish collagen naturally decreases by about one to 1.5 per year with age. And while collagen-based skincare products claim to replenish lost collagen, the truth is that most molecules are too large to penetrate the skin. Peptides on the other hand, are a way to stimulate collagen production. This pro-collagen peptide booster is loaded with peptide technology and helps target key proteins in the skin to support collagen and elastin production. It simultaneously addresses factors of hydration, crow’s feet, wrinkles and loss of firmness. This replumping effect means that when used twice a day, it helps to improve the facial architecture for more youthful outcomes.
Paula’s Choice Pro-Collagen Multi-Peptide Booster, $88, available at Paula’s Choice
13 / 20
Fenty Skin Melt AWF Jelly Oil Makeup Melting Cleanser
Transfer-proof and water-resistant make-up is no match for this new jelly-type cleanser from Fenty Skin. Formulated with cucumber, rosemary leaf extract, and a multitude of other nourishing ingredients, it provides a hefty dose of moisture to hydrate parched complexions while cleansing. Lather it up with water and watch it transform to a silky, lightweight oil that glides onto skin, cutting through budge-proof make-up formulas with ease—including sunscreen. Its subtle floral scent acts as the perfect sensorial finishing touch, transporting users to a luxurious spa in the blink of an eye.
Fenty Skin Melt AWF Jelly Oil Makeup Melting Cleanser, $50, available at Sephora
14 / 20
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter
For those who prefer to rock a soft lustre, choose from Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter range of shades. From pale gold to bronze, there’s something for every look and skin tone. Presented in a luxurious pressed powder packed with pressed pearls and a silky-fine mica to create an iridescent sheen, its lightweight and buildable texture also makes for a seamless, second-skin finish. Apply with your fingers to stick with a diffused glow, or with a damp make-up brush to amp up the shine—ideal for the nighttime. If you’re going for a romantic look, opt for the new shade Pillow Talk, a neutral-pearly pink hue inspired by the brand’s most iconic rosy shade.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Highlighter Glow Glide Face Architect, $78, available at Sephora
15 / 20
Ouai Scalp Serum
Remember this: your scalp is an extension of your skin. Which builds upon Ouai’s philosophy of creating skincare for your crowning glory. This scalp serum works to balance and hydrate with ingredients like arctic root, Siberian ginseng and chaga mushroom, while its peptides promote thicker and fuller hair. Considering the myriad of pains we put our mane through—from sleek ponies to stress pulls—the formula also soothes the irritation we face on a daily. Its application proves to be fuss-free too, eschewing the hassle of abiding to a strict routine—you may apply a couple of drops any time of the day to leave-in, whether on wet or dry hair. But as with all products, consistency is key. Make sure to use it daily and exercise patience to notice desired results.
Ouai Scalp Serum, $76, available at Sephora
16 / 20
KINS Booster (Original)
Microbiome-led skincare has been seeing an uptick in demand as of late. Where an optimal balance in bacteria levels is the aim—meant to aid our natural systems in enacting its reparative and healing functions. With its easy-pump Booster, Kins presents a concentrated essence of over 400 nutrients, all working together to rebalance the skin’s microbiome; including a saccharomyces cerevtisiae (brewer’s yeast) extract that is depended on to ensure maximum cellular absorption rate of the nutrients. Enthusiasts of clean, minimal skincare will be happy to note that the fermented soymilk extract is kept pared-down and free of parabens or alcohols. And application-wise: the serum-like formulation spreads across the entire mien easily, providing a refreshing dose of hydration in the process.
KINS Booster (Original), $107, available at KINS
17 / 20
ROMI Dream Skin Tint
Touted as a multi-tasker, this Romi offering is no doubt a luxury to apply. A tinted moisturiser, serum and sunscreen all in one, the Dream Skin Tint requires all but two pumps of its bottle magic to attain a smooth, sheer layer of its hydrating formulation on one’s mien. On the ingredients front, there’s a lot to be excited about, from inclusions of niacinamide that’ll boost moisture retention and the healing properties of sea buckthorn water that promotes skin elasticity. And upon application, it’s easy to see why it perfectly doubles up as a replacement for the everyday foundation; not only does it leave one with a visibly radiant glow, it also evens out the skin tone, priming the face for a full make-up routine after. It’s also of note that the Dream Skin Tint comes in six different shades—from light to medium tan and medium deep.
ROMI Dream Skin Tint, $49, available at ROMI
18 / 20
Dior Skin Mattifying Papers
Trying to keep the sweat and oil at bay in humid weather is a daily challenge of living in the tropics. Dior’s new Skin Mattifying Papers are lifesavers on the go. Delivered in a practical case with a handy built-in mirror for convenient pat-downs on the go, each sheet instantly absorbs excess sebum and leaves behind a smooth, matte finish. Quick, easy and right at your fingertips, use this as the final step in your make-up routine or to touch-up as needed throughout the day.
Dior Skin Mattifying Papers, $62, available at Dior
19 / 20
Shiseido Sublimic Professional Wonder Shield
Keep that lustrous fresh-from-the-salon feel with a spritz of Shiseido’s protective leave-in treatment. The Wonder Shield is aptly named—designed with reparative technology to lock each spritz into the hair shaft, this formula is designed to protect your tresses from environmental stressors that lead to frizz and damage. Apply liberally to damp, towel-dried hair, work well into the hair and blow dry to seal the treatment in. Repeat twice weekly and say hello to a soft kink-free mane.
Shiseido Sublimic Professional Wonder Shield, $60.48, available at Shunji Matsuo
20 / 20
Fenty Beauty Hella Thicc Volumizing Mascara
There has never been any doubt that Fenty Beauty’s inclusivity extends way beyond complexion products. This is showcased in their latest mascara; a volumising, thickening formula that glides onto lashes seamlessly to provide a lifted and lengthened effect. The brush is delicately tapered to dispense just the right amount of product each time, coating and catching fine strands precisely to ensure defined lashes. What’s more, it is also sweat-, transfer-, and humidity-resistant, making it perfect for Singapore’s sunny shores. For standout peepers that are sure to incite double-takes, pair this with the Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in the same hue, Cuz I’m Black, for an extra touch of glam.
Fenty Beauty Hella Thicc Volumizing Mascara, $32, available at Sephora