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It’s that time of the year again – We’re all still coming to terms with the fact that the first three-quarters of 2019 is well and truly over..? 

While 2019 has bestowed new experiences and great memories, I think we can all agree about how it’s also brought us a whole lot of struggles that we’ve (somehow) managed to deal with. Is that not a good enough reason for you to pamper yourself with a little treat?

We’ve got products ranging from skincare, makeup and haircare and even fragrance – time to put your best self forward as you prepare to take on the last quarter of 2019!


1. HERA Signia Ampoule

Oct Guide Hera

An anti-ageing program in four weeks? Sign us up.

The HERA Signia Ampoule contains vital narcissus essence from five million narcissus stem cells that rejuvenates the skin’s elasticity, returning it to a healthy and youthful visage. It’s packed in a dual liquid-ampoule formula (think of ampoules as a potent shot of ingredients to your skin, even more targeted than serums!)

With this Ampoule, your overall natural skin resistance will be improved in the day, while it offers intensive anti-aging effects during the night. Perfect for all the aging we’ve done in the first three-quarters of this year!

HERA Signia Ampoule retails at SGD338 and is available at all HERA counters and boutique.

2. Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Bright & Plump Moisturiser

Oct Guide Peter Thomas

Moisturisers are pretty much an essential item in our everyday skincare routine but ever thought about having brighter and plumper skin after just one use?

Behold, the future of Vitamin C: THD Ascorbate – a scientific breakthrough ingredient that’s 50 times more powerful than traditional Vitamin C. This powerful tub of moisturiser also includes Hydrolyzed Collagen, which defies the signs of aging, Vitamin E, and Ferulic Acid to improve uneven skin tones. True to their brand philosophy, you’ll probably be astonished at the results!

Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Bright & Plump Moisturiser retails at SGD112 and will be available at all Sephora stores islandwide in September.

3. Sigi Skin Dew Potion

Oct Guide Sigi Skin

With the recent climate changes and haze situation in Singapore, there’s no better time to invest in an anti-pollution essence mist. This 100% natural mist contains no water at all, using only natural extracts for its formula. The potent ingredients it contains, such as Chamomile, Aqua 3G, and Maqui Berry boast excellent antiseptic, anti-oxidant and moisturising properties, while acting as a barrier for your skin against environmental irritants.

Spritz away for a dewier look in seconds!

Sigi Skin Dew Potion retails at SGD48 and is available exclusively at Sigi Skin online.

4. LANEIGE Cica Sleeping Mask

Oct Guide Laneige

You probably know that your skin repairs itself throughout the night so why not take skin renewal to the next level with the all-new Cica Sleeping Mask?

In this latest addition to LANEIGE’s worldwide best-selling sleeping range, this mask restores, strengthens, and intensively moisturises dull skin throughout the night. Boosted by the powerful and patented Cica ingredient obtained from the deep forest of Jeju, it keeps skin in fighting shape from within—strengthening the skin’s moisture barrier, while drawing on its natural regenerative ability.

You can expect to be greeted with dramatically renewed and fortified skin in the morning!

LANEIGE Cica Sleeping Mask retails at SGD45 and is available at all LANEIGE boutiques and counters, Zalora, Lazada Singapore, and Sephora outlets islandwide.

5. Dr. Belmeur Vita Serine Serum

Oct Guide Dr Belmeur

Say goodbye to dull skin tone and texture with the Dr. Belmeur Vita Serine Serum! It contains a new Triple Care Serum that is formulated with Vitamin Complex, Serine and Hyaluronic Acid to improve moisture level, skin radiance and pore care. Good for your skin, while smelling good, this serum is dermatologically tested and has a light and natural soft citrus fragrance!

Other products from this new line includes the Dr. Belmeur Cica Toner, Cica Emulsion, Cica Hydro Cream, UV Derma Mineral Sun Cream, and the Vita Serine Ampoule Mask.

The Dr. Belmeur Vita Serine Serum retails at SGD61 and is available at all THEFACESHOP stores island-wide.


1. Crabtree & Evelyn new Evelyn Rose range

Oct Guide Ce

What does femininity represent in today’s world? Crabtree & Evelyn have metaphorically answered that question with this intriguing and bold reinterpretation of the rose – captured entirely from petal to thorn – in their newest collection.

Forget the traditional petal only interpretation of roses and celebrate choice and self-expression with their key products which include the multi-tasking cleanser – Evelyn Rose Soft Touch Face Foam, and a one-of-a-kind hydrator that melts into a silky oil – Velvet Body Melt.

The Evelyn Rose Soft Touch Face Foam retails at SGD35.50 and the Velvet Body Melt retails at SGD51.50. Both products are available at Crabtree & Evelyn online.

2. CHANEL Sublimage Le Savon De Soin

Oct Guide Chanel

Transcend the art of skin cleansing with CHANEL’s newest line of luxurious skincare products. These four ultra-sensorial skincare products are enriched with natural-origin active ingredients to make the skin increasingly luminous.

Our favourite has to be the unique Le Savon De Soin – a delicate face soap that releases a creamy and light lather when used. The mild natural-origin emulsifier combined with shea butter and humectant agents, ensures all impurities gone from the skin.

The other products in this cleansing collection include a luscious gel that dissolves all traces of makeup – Sublimage L’Huile-En-Gel De Demaquillage, as well as a natural Vanilla scrub that lifts away impurities, leaving you with luxuriously soft and supple skin.

The CHANEL Sublimage Le Savon De Soin retails at SGD121 and will be available at CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty Boutiques from 24 October 2019, and at all CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty counters from 1 November 2019.


1. Dior Prestige Le Micro-Fluide Teint de Rose

Oct Guide Dior

Straight from Christian Dior’s childhood home itself, the Rose de Granville has long been associated with the Dior brand, thanks to the founder’s love of them. Now, the relationship has deepened with the new and first Dior Prestige foundation which contains Rose de Granville micro-nutrients and rose micro-pearls enriched with gold.

But don’t expect to see the micro-pearls as these are of a micronised size (1.5 times smaller than traditional pearlescent pigments), to multiply light and create a transparent radiance without a shimmer effect.

It’s time to reward your complexion with this rosy gold sheen for luminous and perfect skin!

The Dior Prestige Le Micro-Fluide Teint de Rose retails at SGD155 and is now available at all DIOR counters.

2. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Makeup Primer+

Oct Guide It

This one’s a godsend, especially for oily skin types. Your Skin But Better Primer+ is an oil-free, makeup-gripping base that hydrates your skin while extending the wear of your makeup.

Minimising the look of pores while hydrating, it pairs perfectly with your favorite complexion products or can even be worn on its own. The product also features the All Day Grip Technology along with ingredients such as glycerin, bark extract and ginger root extract.

An oil-free skin primer that lasts all-day with skin-loving ingredients? We’re sold!

The IT Cosmetics oil-free perfect complexion trio also includes the Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder – an optical-blurring powder that delivers a skin-softening, flawless effect in 30 seconds.

The IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Makeup Primer+ retails at SGD62, and Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder retails at SGD60 and will be available in all Sephora stores and Sephora online from 10 October 2019.

3. Fenty Liquid Diamond Bomb Glitter Highlighter

Oct Guide Fenty

The holiday season is fast approaching and it’s the perfect time for you to twinkle like tinsel!

This limited edition show-stopping sparkle comes in a liquid-to-glitter formula that will leave your face and body looking like it’s dripping in diamonds. The unique water-like formula is evenly distributed through an easy to apply roller ball that goes on smooth and dries in a flash.

Plus how do you resist this when it comes in a snow-globe-like bottle that fits in your purse, so you can deck out on the go? Simply roll on the diamond bomb glitter on your face, collarbones, arms – there’s really no limit!

The Fenty Liquid Diamond Bomb Glitter Highlighter retails at SGD48 and is available in all Sephora stores and Sephora online.

Hair Care

1. Yves Rocher New Reformulated Hair Care Range

Oct Guide Yves Rocher

Well-loved for its botanical beauty expertise, Leading French botanical beauty brand Yves Rocher launches a new reformulated collection of 34 haircare products across 10 different series. This haircare range is suitable for a wide range of needs including dull hair and hair loss.

The star ingredient across this line is the Organic Agave Fructans, a botanical active which gets absorbed right into the scalp itself. Try the Yves Rocher Hair Rinsing Vinegar to give a much-needed shine to dull hair while leaving it glossy and deliciously scented!

The Yves Rocher Hair Rinsing Vinegar retails at SGD18 and is available at all Yves Rocher stores, Sephora online, and selected Guardian stores.

Enjoy a limited time offer of 25% off all haircare products at Yves Rocher stores (from 23 September to 20 October) and Selected Guardian outlets (3 October to 6 November). 


1. Chloe L’eau Eau de Toilette

Oct Guide Chloe Perfume

A variation of the iconic Chloe Rose, Chloe L’eau is enhanced with a vibrant magnolia, notes of jasmine and bright tangy bursts, and the richness of oak moss. This floral and fresh fragrance is of a rare simplicity, imbued with everlasting elegance.

Decked out in its iconic silhouette with its grooved design and oval stopper, the legendary bottle reveals the radiance in a refreshing coral pink shade for you to easily spritz it on before taking on the world.

Chloé L’eau retails at SGD132 is available at selected department stores and all Sephora stores and Sephora online.