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Kiehl's Daily Refining Milk Peel Toner
It’s not everyday you see the words ‘daily’, ‘peel’ and ‘toner’ in one bottle, but having blown through 80 per cent of the dual-phase formula in record time, I’m happy to share that this skin refiner does as promised. And for someone with sensitive and highly reactive skin like me, that’s saying something. The daily milk peel combines lipo-hydroxy acid to exfoliate dead skin cells, almond milk to nourish, and emollients to clean and refine the pores. It is but a simple step to boost radiance, even the skin tone and minimise textural inconsistencies without irritating, stripping, or leaving the complexion feeling taut and dry. Think: daily exfoliation, but not at the expense of aggravating your skin. Shake and glow, folks. It’s the only way to go.
Kiehl’s Daily Refining Milk Peel Toner, $85 for 200ml; available at Kiehl’s
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Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum 'Beauty from Your Culture' limited edition
Sulwhasoo’s $10,000 pledge to Singapore’s Asian Civilisations Museum as part of their new Beauty From Your Culture initiative reaffirms their support of the region’s art and cultural landscape. The pledge is on top of Sulwhasoo’s global efforts to maintain intangible cultural assets such as the Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation, the restoration and preservation of the façades of buildings through the Museum of Old Taiwan Tiles in Taiwan, and more.
To commemorate this campaign, Sulwhasoo collaborated with free-spirited Korean illustrator SAKI, also known as Eunjin Kwon, to create a bottle of their iconic serum, now inspired by the beauty of plum blossoms blooming in the snow. It’s what’s on the inside that counts, certainly, but with whimsical graphics this cute, you’re going to want to snap this up sooner rather than later.
Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum Beauty From Your Culture limited edition collection, $65 for 30ml, $198 for 120ml; available at Tangs
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Sisley Sisleÿa L'Intégral Anti-Age La Cure
Sure this is a major skinvestment but if you’re looking to reset and reboot your complexion, this might be the ticket. The rub: four bottles over the course of four weeks, geared at helping to restore vibrancy and youth to the skin. The first week aims to reduce signs of fatigue and restore life to skin. Week two promises to improve the skin’s quality, diminishing lines. Week three is when Sisley studies reveal that the skin appears smoother, denser and elastic in nature. And the final week in this skin vitality bootcamp is when the complexion regains its youthful, radiant, supple appearance. Sisley recommends using this in place of all other moisturisers and treatments—which we did on occasion and unbelievably, doesn’t leave the complexion feeling tight or dry at all—but you couldn’t be forgiven for layering this heavenly-smelling serum-hydrator under your other skincare.
Sisley Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Age La Cure, $1,350 for four x 10ml bottles; available at Robinsons
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Laneige Neo Cushion Matte
If you’re on your devices for hours on end and looking to minimise your exposure to blue light which penetrates deeper than UV rays, Laneige’s Neo Cushion Matte in a sleek #sosatisfying case offers a formula that minimises the effects of High Energy Visible light or blue light. The cushion formula itself is lightweight and boasts up to 24 hours of sweat resistance—though in these hot and humid climes, we’ll just take Laneige’s word for it and opt out of wearing this for the full 24 hour stretch—and can be reapplied time and again without looking cakey thanks to its Humid Defense technology. Ultimately, you can count on this for medium to full buildable coverage that helps filter out those pores, imperfections, and unevenness while keeping you fresh and hydrated for up to 8 hours.
Laneige Neo Cushion Matte, $62 with 15g refill; available at Sephora
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By Terry Hyaluronic Pressed Hydra Powder
If, like us, you’re wearing less foundation than ever but still looking for ways to blot excess sebum and mattify the complexion, By Terry’s colourless pressed powder is great for above-the-mask touch-ups to the t-zone. The powder contains hyaluronic acid to help set make-up while blurring imperfections and minimising the appearance of pores, for a flawless, shine-free finish.
Terry Hyaluronic Pressed Hydra Powder, $82; available at Escentials