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Uriage Eau Thermale H.A. Booster Serum
If a quarter-teaspoon of hyaluronic acid holds up to one and a half gallons of water (and it does), then dehydrated skin has met its match. Enter Uriage’s Eau Thermale H.A. Booster, an ultra-light serum that quickly sinks into the skin to restore the natural mechanisms of hydration. Enriched with marshmallow flower extract that softens the epidermis, and thermal water that strengthens the skin barrier, skin feels plumped, smoothened, and richly hydrated. For the best results, apply 2-3 drops of the booster directly to the face, and gently pat into skin.
Uriage Eau Thermale H.A. Booster Serum, $52.40, available at Guardian
2 / 20
Boundary The Clay Hybrid
Heartless humidity—the bane of all carefully styled manes. To that end, local brand Boundary has valiantly come up with The Clay Hybrid, an au naturale styling wax said to withstand tropical humidity. Derived from a mix of natural polymers, the clay delivers a lasting, high hold while being lightweight and easy to apply. Organic ingredients, like Yerba Santa plant extract, also work to keep hair nourished and protected from oxidative damage and premature loss. For those with short to medium-length tendrils, scoop a coin sized amount of the matte-finish mould into your palms before working the product in from back to front. And don’t be afraid to reach in for more—this baby rinses off easily!
Boundary The Clay Hybrid, $32, available at Boundary
3 / 20
Jo Malone London Hand Cream Trio
Our beloved Jo Malone London fragrances have graciously made their way into hand creams—three to be exact. There’s the bright and fresh English Pear & Freesia, and the fruity and herbaceous Blackberry and Bay. Rounding out the trio is Wood Sage & Sea Salt, a woody yet uplifting cult favourite. Nourishing, pocket-sized, and of course, aromatically pleasing, these creams are perfect for on the go moisturising when hands feel cracked and dry. The limited edition set also comes in a nifty canvas pouch, making it a perfect gift for frequent flyers who relish the high life.
Jo Malone London Hand Cream Trio, $132, available at Sephora
4 / 20
Kiehl's Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash
Gentle does the trick. Especially so with sensitive skin, where removing impurities could at times, lead to an unwanted counter-reaction. This foam-based cleanser formulated with renewable calendula extract, comes alcohol-free and works best with oilier types. A single wash rids your skin of build-up from the day, while at the same time, soothing any redness while leaving your skin refreshed.
Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, $52, available at Kiehl’s
5 / 20
Amuse Jel-Fit Tint in 02 Healthy Salmon
This jelly tint’s feather-light texture belies its highly-hydrating formula that encases lips in a seal of colour, glow, and moisture. Comprising three formidable layers of water and oil, it adheres to your pout easily to grant a glossy sheen that appears natural and healthy even when applied over a bare pucker. Shade 02 Healthy Salmon is the perfect hue for anyone looking to add just a hint of shine and radiance to their lips—a new take on the MLBB trend incorporating a touch of playfulness and charm. The only tradeoff: longevity, of which is compromised with the consumption of oilier foods. It is worth noting, however, that reapplication poses no issue, with its formula gliding over kissers seamlessly despite dry patches that crop up.
Amuse Jel-Fit Tint in 02 Healthy Salmon, $27, available at Sephora
6 / 20
Clarins x Le Petit Prince Extra-Firming Treatment Essence
In a charming new collaboration, Clarins and Le Petit Prince join hands to bring us a line-up of skincare products that highlight the revival and preservation of youth. The limited edition collection features three of Clarins’s most well-known essences, repackaged in endearing Le Petit Prince designs. Each essence caters to the specific needs of a particular age group: the Multi-Active Treatment Essence is fitting for those in their 20s, the Extra-Firming Treatment Essence for women in their 30s, and the Super-Restorative Treatment Essence for 40s. With an airy, lightweight formula, the Clarins x Le Petit Prince Extra-Firming Treatment Essence is a powerful plant extract blend that retains youthfulness and provides nourishment for the skin. Plus, it delays the effects of ageing by protecting the skin from sagging and losing its elasticity. The essence glides over the skin and is non-irritating, making it suitable for women with sensitive skin.
Clarins x Le Petit Prince Extra-Firming Treatment Essence, $88, available at Tangs
7 / 20
The History of Whoo Bichup First Moisture Anti-Ageing Essence 10th Special Edition Special Set
Intense hydration and bolstered blood circulation is to be expected from The History of Whoo’s signature essence product. Its lightweight formula penetrates deep into the skin to reduce water retention whilst also boosting skin radiance simultaneously; an all-around brightening and detoxifying product that effectively delays premature ageing. Think wrinkles, crow’s feet, and skin sagging, with its potent amalgamation of berries, pine trees, goji berries, and wild yam ensuring the accelerated absorption of other skincare products within your regime. Get the most bang out of your buck by opting for this limited edition set that comes with a Gongjinhyang:Soo Vital Hydrating Foam Cleanser (40ml); a Gongjinhyang:Soo Vital Hydrating Balancer (20ml); and Gongjinhyang:Soo Vital Hydrating Emulsion (20ml).
The History of Whoo Bichup First Moisture Anti-Ageing Essence 10th Special Edition Special Set, $150, available at The History of Whoo boutiques and departmental store counters islandwide.
8 / 20
Clinique Smart Clinical Repair Wrinkle Correcting Serum
It seems Clinique has done it again. With its Smart Clinical Repair Wrinkle Correcting Serum, the promise of effective results could never be truer; the entirety of this well-balanced formulation targetted at reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The infusion of a potent retinoid—hydroxypinacolone retinoate (HPR)—is a perfect catalyst for cell renewal from within, aiding with resurfacing and smoothening the skin surface. Teamed together with a complex of various peptides, collagen growth is also jumpstarted—an essential to battling any signs of aging. On the application front, it’s a weightless, scentless experience which we’ve found to be something that anyone can appreciate in their skincare.
Clinique Smart Clinical Repair Wrinkle Correcting Serum, $123, available at Sephora
9 / 20
Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Body Serum
You have skincare for your face, but what about caring for your body? Enter Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Super Anti-Aging Body Serum, which delivers a dose of duo hyaluronic acid, brown algae extract and other nourishing actives to target dry and uneven skin tone on the body. Unlike the rest of our faces, the skin on our bodies is typically less sensitive with less oil glands, meaning if often experiences drier skin and age or weight-related changes such as sagging, wrinkling, and stretch marks particularly after pregnancy. So if you’re after healthier, youthful-looking skin from top to toe, this vegan friendly, sulphate, paraben and fragrance free serum is your best bet. We love layering it before our body moisturisers, giving rough patches along the elbows and shins extra love.
Super Anti-Aging Body Serum, $301.54, available at Revolve
10 / 20
Dior Rouge Blush in 212 Tutu
Amp up the volume on your go-to blush by opting for a holographic variant that dusts your visage in an ethereal glow. Our pick: the latest iteration of the Dior Rouge Blush in 212 Tutu, a highly-buildable powder-type blush comprising ultra-refined pigments that is a breeze to blend. For those who’d prefer just a light sweep of sparkle to enhance, we’d recommend patting on the pigment with your fingers. And as for individuals who’d prefer to make a visual impact, load it up on a fluffy brush for a hefty dose of vibrancy and shine. Choose between 15 varied hues and textures that encompass matte, satin, and shimmer, as well as hues that range from brick red to dusty mauve.
Dior Rouge Blush in 212 Tutu, $84, available at all Dior boutiques and counters.
11 / 20
Lucido-L High Damage Repair Hair Oil
Experimentation is a given for most hair buffs—and, with it, chemical processes and heat-styling so as to ensure manes turn out exactly as visualised. To negate the damaging effects of the above, we say look to a highly-reparative hair oil or mask designed to bolster hair lustreness and elasticity. The Lucido-L High-Damage Repair Hair Oil gets our vote thanks to its potent ingredient list which includes macadamia nut oil, Abyssinnian oil, as well as the brand’s patented Acid-Heat technology which works with heat to promote a long-lasting reparative effect. This means you’ll be able to utilise it while also proceeding with your usual styling routine that includes dryers, straighteners, and the like. In short: an essential for strand savants looking to up their hair health without sacrificing on a salon-worthy blowout.
Lucido-L High Damage Repair Hair Oil, available at Watsons
12 / 20
Serge Lutens Écrin de Fumée
There’s always an alluring and intriguing quality to androgynous scents. Enter Serge Lutens‘ newest addition to their Noir collection, a sensual and spicy unisex fragrance anchored by tobacco and woody notes. It exudes intensity without becoming overwhelming, and just a few spritzes will keep you enveloped in its aroma throughout the day. As time passes, the fragrance unveils a harmonious blend of sweet gin and smoky undertones, creating an enigmatic and sophisticated allure that is undeniably sultry. Included with each bottle is a cap and a spritzer, allowing you the freedom to decide between dabbing a few drops onto your pulse points or spritzing the fragrance in a more generous manner.
Serge Lutens Écrin de Fumée, $320, available at escentials.com
13 / 20
One by Kosé Pore Clear Oil
In sum, this cleansing oil offers up ultimate ease when it comes to removing your make-up for the day. Packaged in a pump bottle, it keeps the process more hygienic—we found that using a non-abrasive wipe saved us the hassle of getting product and grime all over our hands. As for the formulation itself, the combination of avocado oil, squalene and jojoba oil made for a calm and hydrating rub-in, especially with the latter’s anti-oxidant properties. With two or three pumps, a full face of make-up could be removed and it doesn’t hurt that the aromatic scent it carries is an ideal catalyst for a relaxing start to your evening’s skincare routine.
One by Kosé Pore Clear Oil, $28 for 180ml, available at Kosé.
14 / 20
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Lip Blur
Charlotte Tilbury seems to have found its latest cult product—continuing its successful line of Airbrush creations (with the likes of Airbrush Flawless Finish powder and Airbrush Flawless bronzer). In the beauty realm, this hero lippie does the impossible—by melding two dichotomies of moisturising and matte into one. Where a liquid formula glides on to form a matte, blurred powder finish, sans creasing or feathering. Perfect for lips that often suffer from dryness and chapping, this unique pigment grants a flattering matte finish with just one swipe.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Lip Blur, $51, available at Sephora
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Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Intense Serum
Aesop‘s Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Intense Serum has three promises for your skin: To strengthen, moisturise, and protect. More specifically, to protect against environmental pollutants, such as airborne contaminants. With just a couple drops of the soothing and spreadable serum, a breathable film is left on the face, keeping your skin barrier protected and hydrated. Lightweight and herbaceous-scented, the serum has a matte finish which you can easily layer make-up over.
What’s more, the bottle’s sleek design incorporates a dropper for ease of application and can be easily refilled.
Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Intense Serum, $119, available at Aesop
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D Program Intense Enriching Serum
Fun fact: The D in D Program stands for “delicate”—a promise that all their products are specifically developed with sensitive skin users in mind. And when it comes to the Japanese skincare brand’s Intense Enriching Serum, the name says it all. Enriched with prebiotic yeast and horse chestnut extract, the serum cultivates healthy microbiomes on the skin to plump and hydrate the surface. The gentle yet rich formula also features mangosteen extract and trehalose, effectively reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With just a pump or two, the serum offers immediate moisture that seamlessly seeps into the skin for 24 hours, leaving no sticky residue behind.
D Program Intense Enriching Serum, $44.92, available at Watsons
17 / 20
Chanel The Nail File
Ensuring your talons stay in tip-top shape is made easy with this etched-glass nail file from the house of Chanel. Its slim, sleek shape makes for enhanced portability, where it is sure to fit in even the smallest of clutch bags for anyone looking to maintain their claws on the go. What’s more, its standout hue also serves as a unique pop of colour in your make-up bag that is sure to incite curiosity and covetous feelings in equal measure. Choose between nine varying shades ranging from tangy yellow to sage green.
Chanel The Nail File, $40, available at all Chanel boutiques and beauty counters
18 / 20
Lancôme Teint Idôle Ultra Wear Foundation
A velvety-matte finish serves as the perfect compromise for anyone looking to achieve a shine-free complexion that doesn’t feel dry or parched to touch. The latest iteration of Lancôme’s Teint Idole Foundation delivers on just that, alongside a brand new formulation comprising a protective urban shield, SPF 35, as well as waterproof and humidity-proof capabilities. Designed to provide 24-hour wear and equipped with a lightweight texture that allows for buildable coverage, the Teint Idole Foundation proves to be a versatile pick that can seamlessly be incorporated into any regime. On days where you’d like to keep it natural, we recommend sheering the formula out with your fingers during application. As for glam nights, buff it on with a brush or BeautyBlender to witness it conceal imperfections with ease.
Lancôme Teint Idôle Ultra Wear Foundation, $80, available at all Lancôme beauty counters.
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Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic Eau De Toilette
An energetic, tangy fragrance—for a sprightly burst to your day. In terms of olfactory power, this Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic Eau De Toilette is one that delivers on intensity from the get go, its mandarin top notes instantly gleaned from a single spray. But where the magic of the bottle really lies is in how it eventually settles and builds on your skin—the quietude of its earthy, woody base melding in perfect cohesion with your natural scent. With a lasting quality that proves equally divine, consider this a fragrance worthy of its entrance into your arsenal; one that will always leave its subject desiring for more.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic Eau De Toilette, $189, available at Sephora
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Chanel The Brushes Set
Les Pinceaux de Chanel, otherwise known as The Brushes Set is another new offering from its Codes Couleurs collection. Available in nine singular shades (our pick happens to be the lilac-hued Immortelle), this set features three easy-use brushes in one handy leather tube. There’s the rounded, cheek-defining Blush Brush N°110 which helps cheeks pop in a single sweep. The retractable, dual-ended eyeshadow brush N°200 which is versatile enough for applying and blending both cream and powder eyeshadows. And finally the 2-in-1 Foundation Brush N°101 for fluid and powder compact foundations.
Chanel The Brushes Set, $268, available at Chanel