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La Prairie Platinum Rare Haute-Rejuvenation Eye Cream
The magnificence of La Prairie remains to be bottled in the brand’s irrefutable scientific approach when it comes to skincare. Its latest Platinum Rare collection is no different; grounded on the philosophy of stimulating the skin’s natural rejuvenating capability. While ageing subverts this said ability, Platinum Rare’s new complex form of three different peptides, promotes skin cell renewal and functionality—in attempt to alter old cells into younger ones. Beyond collagen production, the range strengthens skin barrier and facilitates cellular nutrient exchange. Its eye cream glides on in a creamy nourishing formula—poised to lift and firm the fragile skin barrier. There’s too, a brightening effect, which will come in handy for the sleep-deprived.
Platinum Rare Haute-Rejuvenation Eye Cream, $1,650, available at Tangs
2 / 20
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wand in Pink Pop
Just as Charlotte Tilbury‘s Beauty Light Wands were firmly embedded into our psyches, comes an all-new matte offering for the cheeks. These liquid blushes add the perfect pop of colour to the face, instantly reviving the complexion. One dot goes a long way, however the formula is wonderfully blendable and buildable should you need added va-va-voom.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wand in Pink Pop, $62, available at Sephora
3 / 20
Shiseido TechnoSatin Gel Lipstick
Swatch in full confidence knowing that your lips will be well-hydrated long after applying Shiseido’s TechnoSatin Gel Lipstick. This latest formula glides on easily with its contoured, bullet-like shape, delivering a pop of colour that bursts with intensity. Primed for a lush satin finish, the lipstick adopts the beauty house’s Stretch-Flex Technology to act like a second skin for your pout: utilising safflower oil in its formula that will leave your lips feeling moisturised and assured against cracking or flaking—making it a perfect addition to your travel arsenal. And whilst there are 20 new shades on its robust catalogue, we’ve found ourselves most drawn to the cherry-red blend of its 416 Red Shift.
Shiseido TechnoSatin Gel Lipstick, $48, available at Shiseido
4 / 20
Skin Inc Deepcare Blemish SOS Patch
Due to stress and hormones, some of us never grow out of acne. Colloidal patches have always been our go-to when it come to managing angry pimples but Skin Inc aims to do us one better. Here to level up on the humble patch: Skin Inc’s Blemish SOS patch which boasts 150 microneedles per patch. Designed to be placed directly over your active pimple and ideally worn overnight, these tiny pyramid-shaped microdarts deliver Skin In’s serum cocktail of tea tree oil, salicylic acid and calming cica to flatten, drain and soothe papules in no time.
Skin Inc Deepcare Blemish SOS Patch, $38, available at Skin Inc
5 / 20
Ole Henriksen Strength HydraBarrier Nourishing Face Oil
Lock in moisture and nourish your complexion with Ole Henriken‘s skin-boosting oil. Formulated with collagen-building peptides, pure Scandinavian berry oils (think: cloudberry, lingonberry and elderberry), and ceramides, this silken product sinks into the skin, offering intense moisture while diminishing the look of fine lines.
While the face oil leaves your skin is left soft and supple, it’s also ultimately stronger and better able to defend itself against environmental aggressors such as pollution and transepidermal water loss (aka TEWL). And as a head’s up to those sensitive to fragrance: It contains a mild, uplifting scent which we believe would have been perfectly fine without. However, given that this is non-comedogenic and created for all skin types, even oily and sensitive, we’ll consider this a win for everyone and think it’s the perfect accompaniment to gua sha time.
Ole Henriksen Strength HydraBarrier Nourishing Face Oil, $85, available at Sephora
6 / 20
In Amouage‘s third chapter to The Odyssey Collection, we’re graced with scents fit for the royals. Grounded in tradition, this chapter sees four new bottles boasting an array of rare, beautiful blends—Amouage’s Guidance is no less. The fragrance bursts open with a mesmerising hit of ambery frankincense, with trails of jasmine, saffrons and roses to round out the scent. Juicy, spicy, and sweet—notes of pear and vanilla swirl linger in its silage even long after its first spray. If you’re in search for a perfume fit for a promising second date, reach for this creamy bottle to display your emotions on your sleeves (literally).
Amouage Guidance, $543, available in-stores at Tangs
7 / 20
Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Cushion
Get a fresh, dewy complexion in a mere number of taps with Clé de Peau Beauté‘s new Radiant Cushion foundation. Known as the ‘Queen of Roses’, it’s the secret to this foundation’s essence-like hydrating texture and works to deliver moisture and glow to the skin, even as a make-up product. Delivering radiance with every application, this long-wearing foundation administered by sponge is reportedly crease- and fade-resistant for at least 16 hours of wear. Fortified with skincare benefits, it moisturises the skin for a smoother, silker base while protecting it against sun damage, blue light, and infrared rays.
Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Cushion, $145, available at Sephora
8 / 20
M.A.C. Hyper Real Skin Canvas Balm
If you’re looking for a daily moisturiser that goes the extra mile, M.A.C. just might have the answer for you. Hyper Real SkinCanvas Balm™ hydrates, protects, and strengthens with unique and powerful ingredients to promote a healthy glow. Boost the skin’s radiance with a rare Japanese Peony Extract and niacinamide which work together to even out skin’s tone and texture, while restorative ceramides reinforce the moisture barrier to strengthen the skin from within. Fortified with Mango and Avocado butter, the product has a rich, creamy texture with a light, wearable scent. It seeps seamlessly into the skin upon application without leaving greasy residue. Apply twice a day as part of your morning and nighttime routine to reveal a pillowy-soft complexion.
MAC Hyper Real SkinCanvas Balm™ Moisturizing Cream, $76, available at Sephora
9 / 20
Dr Jart Ceramidin Facial Barrier Mask
On days a dry spell threatens to diminish our countenances, we’ll be counting on the Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Facial Barrier Sheet Mask for a much-needed hydration boost. Just 20 minutes of the decadent mask pack will do well in proving mighty for both dry and sensitive skin—especially for those who find their skin stripped of moisture at the end of a long day. A rich, creamy formulation infused with a complex blend of five ceramides, each sheet mask gives way to a generous amount of product, with enough excess to lather all over your décolletage as well.
Dr Jart Ceramidin Facial Barrier Mask, 5 sheets for $37, available at Sephora
10 / 20
Jo Malone London Home Candle Rose Blush
Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s or Galentine’s, say it with roses. Perfect for adding a little romance to the bedroom or bathroom, Jo Malone London’s limited edition candle brings to life the scent of fresh-cut roses with bright lemon top notes and a base of delicious honeycomb.
Jo Malone London Limited edition Rose Blush home candle, $125, available at Jo Malone
11 / 20
Tatcha Forest Awakening Hinoki Body Oil
No time to shinrin-yoku? Tatcha brings the restorative properties of the forest to you with its new body collection. Infused with phytoncides from Japan’s healing trees, the antimicrobial properties of these forest-born botanicals are designed to trigger a cascade of holistic health and mood-lifting benefits. Offering a lightweight feel and non-greasy slip, work this into your limbs and muscles to lock in moisture, soften the skin and restore a sense of wellbeing to the mind and body.
Tatcha Forest Awakening Hinoki Body Oil, $79, available at Sephora
12 / 20
Kevin Murphy Blow.Dry Wash
If you’re one to rock a styled mane every day, count on the Kevin Murphy Blow.Dry collection as the ultimate pre-styling regimen. The latest addition to this high-performance collection, the Blow.Dry Wash brings with it the building blocks of healthier, protected hair. This sulphate-free shampoo boasts ingredients such as the hydrolised pea protein and wood bark complex for ultimate hydration and strengthening. Follow up with Blow.Dry Rinse, a nourishing conditioner to safeguard your hair against colour loss.
Kevin Murphy Blow.Dry Wash, $52, available at Woorailoora
13 / 20
Drunk Elephant Silkamino Mega-Moisturising Masker
If frazzled locks are cause for alarm, bring them back in line with Drunk Elephant‘s tress-taming silicone, sulphate, and surfactant-free treatment. The goal here is repairing and strengthening unruly, dry, or damaged locks with the help of silk amino acids and proteins. A little of this deep-conditioning treatment goes a long way, as smoothing hydrolised silk, moisturising sunflower fatty acids, antioxidant-rich marula butter and hydrating panthenol restore body, bounce and shine to hair once again. To enjoy this as an intensive overnight treatment, simply slather on post-shampoo (focus on the ends if you’ve oilier scalp) and add a shower cap before turning in for the night.
Drunk Elephant Silkamino™ Mega-Moisturizing Masker, $42, available at Sephora
14 / 20
Diptyque Do Son Tuberose Candle
For many, sojourning in a foreign country can imprint an unforgettable impression. Well, for Yves Coueslant, one of Diptyque’s founders, she tapped on her treasured childhood spent in Vietnam. Paying ode to her mother’s favourite flower—tuberose—that became the key point of reference for the scent titled Do Son (named after a coastal town in the country), the top line notes of this fragrance breathes an aquatic floral calm at first spritz. Layered with other enveloping blooms like jasmine and orange blossom, the slightly spicy fragrance takes on a headier body in the form of a candle.
Diptyque Do Son Tuberose Candle, $129 for 190g, available at Escentials
15 / 20
Dior Capture Totale Le Sérum
There’s something for everyone when it comes to Dior’s pro-youth serum. Designed for every gender, age, skin type and tone, the serum formulated with fermented longoza—known as the phoenix flower—and Tuscan Iris extract aims to reactive the skin’s youth potential by correcting the key signs of ageing. As the epidermis thins and loses firmness with age, LVMH researchers have discovered a way to act on anchor proteins that are the heart of epidermal mother cells, boosting their potential for protein synthesis and renewal. Another key ingredient of Le Sérum is the H.A hyaluronic acid poly-filler, which provides a tightening film and replumping action on the skin. The result with consistent use? Firmer, plumper, brighter skin.
Dior Capture Totale Le Sérum, $250 for 50ml, available at Dior
16 / 20
Guerlain Jasmin Bonheur
Grace the room as a blooming bouquet with Guerlain’s newest addition to its L’Art & La Matière collection. The liquid quartz bursts open with an array of florals—violet, iris, roses, and its star note, jasmine which anchors the scent. The powdery scent is tied together by vibrant oranges and apricots, bringing forth a scent befitting picnics at the Tuileries Garden. A collector’s item, Guerlain’s Jasmin Bonheur is highly prized with only 1,000 bottles crafted worldwide. The perfume stands proud in a Henri Matisse-inspired box, crafted in a collaboration with Maison Matisse. To wear a scent is to tell a story, and this fragrance narrates a stunning tale of summertime happiness.
Guerlain Maison Matisse Edition L’Art & La Matière Jasmin Bonheur, $1022, available in-stores at ION Bee Garden boutique and Raffles City flagship boutique
17 / 20
Fresh Black Tea Advanced Age Renewal Cream
Recent years have seen the resurgence of retinol as skincare’s secret to a youthful complexion. But if you’re susceptible to potential woes like irritation, flaking, and redness, Fresh’s newest addition to its Black Tea collection is your best bet on achieving retinol-like benefits, without the consequences. The velvety moisturiser features Fresh’s patented BT Matrix, an extraction of black tea and rambutan leafs, and ceramide to strengthen your skin’s barrier, while dialling down signs of anti-aging. Dodge the aftermath of retinol drying with the cream’s abundance of pink porcelain lily to boost a radiant glow and squalene to retain moisture. Effective, gentle, and worry-free, it’s hard to resist adding this to your routine.
Fresh Black Tea Advanced Age Renewal Cream, $164, available at Sephora
18 / 20
Cyspera Intensive System
Gone are the days when pigmentation solutions could only be found via an aesthetic treatment. Now, it lies in a bottle. Cyspera’s aim is treat all forms of pigmentation, including hyperpigmentation (PIH), melasma, and freckles. With an ingredient list that includes glycolic acid, retinol and cysteamine—an active biogenic ingredient that promotes the production of protein, this clinically-proven product seeks to reduce appearance of marks while gifting an even complexion. To make the most out of it, abide by a strict regime with Cyspera’s 3-step Intensive Pigment Correction system.
Cyspera Intensive System, $399, available at selected clinics
19 / 20
Sunday Riley CEO Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil
If you’re in need of a vitamin C boost, Sunday Riley’s C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C and Turmeric Face Oil delivers. The luxurious oil medium nourishes and protects your skin from dehydration and is great as skin prep before make-up if you’re going for a dewy finish. Golden turmeric provides instant vibrance and antioxidant protection to reduce dark spots and signs of premature ageing.
Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil, $128, available at Sephora
20 / 20
Chanel All-Over Spray
Spicy, woody and invigorating. These are the notes we’ve gleaned from Chanel’s Allure Homme All-Over Spray, the portable fragrance mist that makes for the perfect hydration pit-stop when you’re on the go. Infused with Japanese green citrus extract, allow its zesty freshness to take you to a point of midday calm when sprayed all over. Uniting with its rounded notes of bergamot that go hand in hand with the roasty aroma of the tonka bean, you can also expect the mist to carry with it a firm yet delicate fragrance that’s ideal for the everyday.
Chanel Allure Homme All-Over Spray, $124 for 100ml, available at Chanel