Whether your skin is in flux and you’re after a moisturiser with updated skin tech or just hankering to try something new, fine lines, enlarged pores, wrinkles, sagging skin, and dullness don’t stand a chance with this new crop of skin-saving creams.
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Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX
Skin regeneration in a jar. Sulwhasoo‘s fifth-generation update of this award-winning anti-ager harnesses the power of improved Ginsenonmics featuring rare ginseng saponins that help revive and repair dying skin cells, and ginseng peptides to guard against micro damage while lifting wrinkles and firming the skin. Research by Sulwhasoo scientists have proven that these ingredients promote collagen and hyaluronic production while inhibiting enzymes that degrade collagen. The result is skin that’s resilient, radiant and healthy. Happily for fans with combination to oily skin types, its unique, lightweight texture is great for our humid climate.
Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX, $330 for 60ml, available at Metro
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SK-II Skinpower Airy Milky Lotion
Has your skin looked normal in the morning yet felt dull and fatigued by lunch? This moisturiser tracks your skin’s energy fluctuations throughout the day, delivering an infusion of Pitera and InfinitPower Technology to help it regain its bounce, smoothness and glow.The cocktail of skin-reviving ingredients includes calla lily extract, exclusive to SK-II, which plumps and hydrates the skin, boosting its elasticity. Japanese herb, dokudami extract, energises the skin while peony extract helps skin regain resilience from within.
SK-II Skinpower Airy Milky Lotion, $238 for 80g, available at Tangs
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Chanel Sublimage Le Baume
Composed of 91 per cent naturally derived ingredients, this sensorial treat is enriched with precious oil and natural butters. It nourishes and comforts the skin with hyaluronic acid and moisturising glycerin, while its star anti-ageing ingredient, vanilla planifolia, guards against oxidative stress and the further degradation of collagen and elastin fibres that are essential for firm and supple skin. It can be incorporated in your daily skincare routine, worn as a mask for a shot of radiance or applied to zones that need special attention.
Chanel Sublimage Le Baume, $580, available at Chanel
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Saturday Skin Carrot + Niacinamide Cream
The sell: a cream that helps to soothe and shield your skin against digital and environmental stress. This luscious, velvety cream is unabashedly rich and instantly comforting—imparting deep hydration while nourishing the skin barrier. It features three forms of antioxidant-rich beta-carotene, soothing ceramides and lipids to guard against dehydration and irritation, niacinamide to help minimise wrinkles while strengthening the skin, and a complex of seven signature peptides to help reveal glowy skin over time.
Saturday Skin Carrot + Niacinamide Cream, $66, available at Sephora
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Elemis Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix Wrinkle Smoothing Night Cream
As skin repair takes place in the evening, ironically, so too does overnight water loss, which is also known as trans-epidermal water loss. This moisturiser helps prevent this by using Smart Drone Peptide Technology to target and drench stressed-out areas of the skin with hydration and anti-ageing actives. For skin that appears firmer, smoother and less creased, warm the cream between palms and massage nightly onto face, neck and décolletage.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix Wrinkle Smoothing Night Cream, $300, available at Elemis