There’s no worst feeling than looking in the mirror and catching sight of reddened, flaking skin after using a product.
Sure, sometimes, it could be due to an allergic reaction, but a lot of the time, it is simply because the product is too harsh on your skin.
The solution, however, is deceptively simple: just opt for products that are both effective and gentle on skin, of course! Sounds a little too good to be true? Trust us, these new beauty releases will change your skincare routine as you know it. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
1. The Body Shop Mediterranean Almond Milk with Oats Instant Soothing Mask
The newest addition to The Body Shop’s range of Expert Facial Masks? The Mediterranean Almond Milk with Oats Instant Soothing Mask. This baby gently exfoliates without irritating skin, with it containing anti-inflammatory and healing properties that makes it suitable for those with even the most troubled of complexions. Plus, we’re told that it has a impossibly rich, creamy texture that makes feels extra luxurious upon application. A effective and gentle beauty product? No doubt about it.
The Body Shop Mediterranean Almond Milk with Oats Instant Soothing Mask is available at all The Body Shop outlets and retails for SGD32.90.
2. Jurlique Herbal Recovery Signature Moisturising Cream
A deeply nourishing moisturiser that helps strengthen your skin’s natural barrier function, the Jurlique Herbal Recovery Signature Moisturising Cream is one of the most effective and gentle products on the market right now! Not just that, it also helps brighten skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The Jurlique Herbal Recovery Signature Moisturising Cream is available at all Jurlique boutiques located at Plaza Singapura and Ngee Ann City. It retails for SGD102.
3. Cetaphil PRO AD Derma Skin Restoring Wash
Promising to give you healthier, smoother skin as well as to hydrate, strengthen, and restore your skin’s barrier function, the Cetaphil PRO AD Derma Skin Restoring Wash is especially ideal for those with severely dry, itchy skin. It is also fragrance-free, paraben-free, and suitable for all ages — including infants — so you know you’re in good hands when it comes to this baby. No wonder it has gained a reputation for being one of the most gentle and effective beauty products out there!
4. Nivea Rose Micellar Water with Oil
Removing your makeup has never been easier or gentler than with the Nivea Rose Micellar Water with Oil. Seriously, not only does it remove stubborn, waterproof makeup effectively, but it is also great for skin. It contains a winning formula with Rose Water in it that helps tone, purify and hydrate skin all without drying it out. Plus, it comes in a super pretty pink that will look amazing on your vanity.
5. Kora Organics Amethyst Luminizer
It’s no secret that coloured luminizers are all the rage right now, but if you’re worried about one setting off a reaction of sorts, opt for the Kora Organics Amethyst Luminizer instead. This effective and gentle beauty product also happens to be suitable for all skin types, containing skin nourishing ingredients such as Coconut Oil and Rosehip Oil which helps balance out any dryness whilst giving skin a radiant finish. Nice!
The Kora Organics Amethyst Luminizer is available at all Sephora outlets and retails for SGD39.
6. Bio-essence Bio-Water Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++ Hydrating
Reformulated from their iconic Bio-Water range, the new Bio-essence Bio-Water Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++ Hydrating is now enhanced with Bio-Energy Complex, which aids in your skin’s ability to repair, renew and replenish itself. The addition of Hyaluronic Acid also means that it won’t dry out your skin, giving you a glowing, dewy complexion that is sure to hold up even in the most drying of air-conditioned offices!
Oh, and did we mention that it is even developed specially to counteract sensitivity? Yup, this is one bad boy that is not going to give you any unwanted skin reactions.
7. Jowae Hydrating Water Mist
Face mists are rapidly becoming a integral part of most people’s skincare routines. If you’re one of them, we recommend the Jowae Hydrating Water Mist. Regarded to be one of the most gentle and effective beauty products out there, it moisturises, refreshes, and quenches dehydrated skin. Formulated with Sakura Flowers to soothe red, irritated skin, you can rest easy knowing that it is suitable for all skin types as well. And the cherry on top? It is dermatologically tested, too!
The Jowae Hydrating Water Mist is available at selected Guardian stores as well as at major departmental stores such as Robinsons and Metro. It retails for SGD18.
8. FANCL MCO Mild Cleansing Oil
Removing waterproof makeup is a breeze with the Fancl MCO Mild Cleansing Oil. Plus, it is great for your skin too! This one helps retain your skin’s natural moisturising factors and ceramides to ensure a glowing, dewy complexion, and even comes with a unique formula that combines water-based makeup cleansing technology with a cleansing oil formula. Yup, this means that it contains all of the good stuff from both cleanser types!
You can even pick it up in a limited edition pink version this month, with their new bottle design released in celebration of their 20th Anniversary.
The FANCL MCO Mild Cleansing Oil is available at FANCL boutiques and retails for SGD30.
9. Lu Ming Tang Rose Bliss For Lips
Soothing dry, parched lips is made all the more easy with Lu Ming Tang’s Rose Bliss For Lips. Gorgeous packaging aside, it also comes formulated with a potent blend of antioxidant-rich ingredients that brightens, calms, and nourishes lips after sustained use. Being 99% natural and gluten-free, it basically ensures that you get a baby soft pucker effortlessly and effectively.
Trust us, the days of using too harsh exfoliants and lip masks are over.
The Lu Ming Tang Rose Bliss For Lips is available at its beauty counter in Tangs. It retails for SGD27.
10. Laneige Fresh Calming Balancing Toner
Skin is calmed and soothed instantly with the Laneige Fresh Calming Balancing Toner. Now reformulated to be fragrance-free, this bad boy is back and better than ever. It is packed with Natural Moisturising Factors such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium that acts as natural humcetants to draw moisture deep into skin, hydrating and keeping your complexion balanced perfectly.
Go for the toner within the range, which has a exceedingly gentle formula that helps restore oil and moisture balance for dewy, healthy skin. This can be mostly credited to the lychee extract within the formula, with its powerful antioxidant-rich properties alleviating skin irritation and boosting immunity.