Most of us do our annual spring-cleaning to mark the start of the lunar new year, but don’t forget to renew your beauty collection to mark a new commitment to a holistic beauty regime. Here are recommendations to get you started.
1. Get the basics of skincare right
If you haven’t been conscientious with skincare, take the new year as a chance to start over. Invest in products that are gentle, soothing, protect your skin from environmental aggressors, and deeply hydrate it. Here are skin-loving goodies to try:
Fresh Kombucha Black Tea Facial Treatment Essence (SGD108): This multi-benefit leave-on essence is enriched with kombucha (that’s fermented sweet black tea), known for its intense antioxidant properties.
The product guards your skin against pollution so that your skin’s resilience can be boosted. This is recommended for prevention of premature signs of skin ageing and overall brightening and refinement of complexion.
Fresh Kombucha Black Tea Facial Treatment Essence is available at Fresh boutiques and Sephora.
Lierac Lumilogie Day & Night Dark-Spot Correction Double Concentrate (SGD108): This product is inspired by aesthetic treatments that are known to help visibly improve the look of pigmentation.
There are two parts to this serum: the day concentrate is inspired by LEDs and fights the appearance of stubborn pigmentation spots by reducing melanin production. The night concentrate is inspired by peeling, and is made up of several gentle acids to break down the build-up of melanin. Together, you get a holistic solution to brighter, spot-free complexion.
Lierac Lumilogie Day & Night Dark-Spot Correction Double Concentrate is available at Beauty by Nature Ion (#B3-49/50 ION Orchard), Robinsons The Heeren, Robinsons Raffles City, Robinsons JEM, and Zalora, Zilingo, and Shopee.
Bio essence Bio-Gold Eye Power Illuminator (SGD36.90): You may have already heard of the range’s 24K Bio-Gold collection of products, which feature real 24k Bio-Gold flakes in its formula. This eye serum from the collection is the same. It taps into the antioxidant benefit of gold to help the eye area look visibly more youthful.
Its benefits include: radiance, decreasing the look of wrinkles, and visibly easing puffiness.You’ll also like that it absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave any annoying residue or grease.
2. Update your lipstick arsenal
The easiest way to jazz up your look is to invest in quality lip colour products. Here’s something for everyone:
3INA The Longwear Lipstick (SGD16): Already a bestseller from 3INA, the popular lipstick collection of lipsticks have just added more shades to the range, which means you get an even wider range of options!
The Longwear Lipstick glides on smoothly like a lip gloss but offers the colour payoff that only a great lipstick could give. It also offers longevity, just like a long-lasting lipstick; once it touches your lips and dries, it stays on as a beautiful colour that lasts for the rest of the day. The colour additions from the range includes edgy, metallic ones that work great as both a lip topper or on bare lips.
3INA The Longwear Lipstick is available at 3INA boutique, located at ION Orchard Mall.
Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Glimmer Veil (SGD35): We love glittery lipsticks, but hate the gritty type that feels rough on our lips. Thankfully, Kat Von D has released the Everlasting Glimmer Veil, which has a glimmer formula that’s smooth and comfortable.
Using the same technology as the popular Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, these new ones are available in nine super-glimmery shades, including neon pink and two shades of blue.
THREE Lyrical Lip Bloom (SGD48): These new lip colours from THREE’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection has what the brand calls “clarity matte finish”, which enhances the shade of natural lip colour while drying off matte.
A lightweight formula, this lipstick is formulated with botanical oil to offer moisture so that lips remain healthy-looking even under hot weather.
There are seven shades in all and they are available at all THREE stores and boutiques.
Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush (SGD48): This year, Chanel’s famous Rouge Coco range has introduced a new product – the Rouge Coco Lip Blush. This has a soft and silky gel formula that makes it perfect to use on both the lips and cheeks.
The hydrating formula makes it a dream to apply and you can look forward to a healthy-looking glow on your complexion after application (on your lips and/or cheeks).
The Rouge Coco Lip Blush comes in six shades: Corail Naturel (peachy pink),Orange Explosif (vibrant orange), Tender Rose (rosy nude), Teasing Pink (intense pink), Rouge Captivant (red), and Burning Berry (chocolate purple).
They are available from 1 March at all Chanel Fragrance and Beauty boutiques and counters.
3. Don’t neglect the rest of your body
We have a tendency to care a lot about our facial skin but spend way too little time and effort on the rest of our body. Don’t worry, many people are guilty of it. Remind yourself to invest more care into your entire beauty regime so that you can look great for head to toe.
Liese Creamy Bubble in Violet Red (SGD16.90): Getting a new hair colour is one great way to refresh your appearance. This easy-to-use home hair colouring kit from Liese has a non-drip formula that makes the DIY process less messy.
It has a unique foam technology that spread smoothly and uniformly on hair, with bubbles that turn finer after massaging, so that it can wrap around every strand of hair more thoroughly to provide an even shade.
Liese Creamy Bubble is available at leading pharmacies, supermarkets, and hypermarkets.
Alpha-H Liquid Gold Luxe Resurfacing Body Cloths (SGD30): This is a pack of 25 body-surfacing cloth exfoliators with two different sides – the textured side to gently buff away dead skin cells and the smooth side to restore moisture to skin.
It is also infused with glycolic acid to help even out complexion and get rid of dry, flaky skin. Your skin will feel much smoother after using it.
Alpha-H Liquid Gold Luxe Resurfacing Body Cloths is available at Sephora.
Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil (SGD48): A nourishing but fast-absorbing oil, this restores moisture to both skin and hair, and help repair damage. The silicone-free product is made with oils that are sourced from all over the world, and you’ll love that it has a subtle and pleasant scent.
Keep one with you at your desk or bag to refresh yourself anytime.
Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil is available at Sephora.
This Works Deep Sleep Bath Oil (SGD171): Known for its range of products that help you sleep better, This Works also has a luxurious bath oil that is formulated with therapeutic blend of Lavender, Vetivert, and Chamomile – all herbs that help relieve stress.
Add half a cap into your bath water or massage it all over your body before a shower, and we’re sure you’ll be ready for a good night’s rest, and wake up feeling more energised.
This Works Deep Sleep Bath Oil is available at Sephora.