Long eclipsed by larger international names, local beauty brands have stepped out of the shadows and found homes on our bathroom shelves. After all, it takes a local beauty brand to come up with solutions that are tailored to address our top skin concerns, humidity, and unpredictable weather.
Whether you’re new to local beauty brands or devoted to some of your favourites, we’ve got some great news to share. From now till 4 April 2021, you can enjoy an extra 10% off* on popular homegrown beauty brands when you shop on iShopChangi.com!
Simply use the code ‘detox10lovesg’ at checkout! This discount is capped at S$50 and each person is only allowed to use it three times.
Ready to stock up on some beauty products? Ahead, we picked out seven local beauty brands that need to be on your radar and a few stellar formulas you need to try.
1. Skin Inc
Customisation is the name of the game at Skin Inc, which serves up personalised serums that give your skin what it needs, when it needs it. Established by Sabrina Tan, who recognised way back in 2008 that every individual’s skin is unique, the brand trades in the one-size-fits-all concept for a one-size-fits-me philosophy.
All of its serums are made with a Japanese patented encapsulation technology from Japan, which contains caviar-inspired capsules to protect active ingredients from exposure to light and oxidation, keeping them fresh until application.
Shop Skin Inc on iShopChangi.
Try this: Skin Inc Detox & Repair Set with My Daily Dose of Vitamins ABC+ & Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light++
Hit the reset button on your skin with the brand’s Detox & Repair Set. The My Daily Dose of Vitamins ABC+ serum is a cocktail of encapsulated vitamins A, B3, and C, which is formulated to balance sebum production, fight oxidation, while it detoxes your skin. It’s perfect for those with congested, blemish-prone skin.
Pair it with the Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light++, the brand’s bestselling skincare device that tackles multiple skin concerns using LED chromotherapy and sonic technology. Get ready to reap multiple benefits from this device and achieve brighter, clearer, younger-looking skin. Not to mention, it’s now available in a luxurious limited edition rose gold hue.
Skin Inc Detox & Repair Set with My Daily Dose of Vitamins ABC+ & Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light++ retails for S$472.90 at iShopChangi.
Try this: Skin Inc Anti-Maskne Mask Liner Set with My Daily Dose of Armour & Mask Liner
For those who have been struggling to manage maskne, this set from Skin Inc is for you. My Daily Dose of Armour is your best daily defence against excess sebum and skin discomfort. The serum contains soothing and strengthening ingredients, such as encapsulated vitamin B3+, ceramide, and licorice. They also help to battle against spots and enlarged pores, sensitivity, stress, and dehydration.
Before you put on your daily mask, don the Mask Liner. It’s made from super-soft, non-woven fabric, which acts as an elastic shield between your skin and the humid vapour from your breath that’s trapped within your mask.
Skin Inc Anti-Maskne Mask Liner Set with My Daily Dose of Armour & Mask Liner retails for S$117.76 at iShopChangi.
2. IDS Skincare
IDS (Innovative Dermatological Solutions) Skincare comes up with extraordinary solutions for the most common, pressing skin issues. Backed by 20 years of experience in the aesthetics industry, IDS Skincare was created by Dr SK Tan to treat prevalent skin woes such as acne, pigmentation, and wrinkles.
The results-driven line is fuelled by research-intensive and expertly-developed formulas that promise visible improvement, sans the typical side-effects of prescription skincare products.
Shop IDS Skincare on iShopChangi.
Try this: IDS Skincare DermaShield Mask
Each DermaShield Mask sheet is saturated in the brand’s DermaShield Serum, which acts as an invisible shield to protect your skin from the harmful effects of blue light and infra-red light. Besides that, it wards off any environmental pollutants that may accelerate skin ageing.
After 15 to 20 minutes, you’ll notice smoother, more moisturised skin that looks fresh, radiant, and youthful.
IDS Skincare DermaShield Mask retails for S$105 (10 sheets) on iShopChangi.
Try this: IDS Skincare Hydration, Sensitivity, Glow Set
For long-time fans of IDS Skincare, you’ll want to add this set to your cart, stat! The Hydration, Sensitivity, Glow Set features five essentials to refresh, repair, and protect your skin.
After cleansing, reach for the Delicate Toner to invigorate and replenish your skin’s moisture levels. It’s fortified with natural plant extracts to bump up hydration and soothe your skin. If your complexion’s red and irritated, follow up with the Recovery Serum to stabilise your skin’s immunity and capillary integrity. This formula works to reduce the appearance of wrinkles too.
To target visible signs of ageing, use the A-Plus treatment, which contains a blend of a patented vitamin A, antioxidants, and niacinamide to boost cellular turnover without causing any irritation. Lock the hydration in with the Intensive Moisturizer, a creamy formula that uses botanical extracts and hyaluronic acid to amp up the moisture.
End off your morning routine with Tinted Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++. This sheer sunscreen comes in a universal shade to perfect and protect your skin without leaving a ghastly white cast. Botanical extracts and antioxidants in the formula also help to shield and prevent your skin from the effects of photoageing.
IDS Skincare Hydration, Sensitivity, Glow Set retails for S$461 on iShopChangi.
3. Porcelain Skincare
Anyone who’s familiar with local beauty brands would undoubtedly have heard of Porcelain, whether it’s because of the spa Pauline Ng and her mother, Jenny Teng, co-founded together, or the elegantly packaged and effective skincare products Porcelain has developed over the years. (In case you missed it, the brand recently gave its products a chic revamp!)
Porcelain’s skincare approach is grounded in three guiding principles: the solution for good skin begins from within, every skin type is different, and skincare is a commitment. With a belief in the potency of nature, Porcelain’s holistic and efficacious formulas constantly integrate natural ingredients with intensive research to help refine your skin.
Shop Porcelain Skincare on iShopChangi.
Try this: Porcelain HA+ Hydrating Serum
If you only have room in your life for one new product, let it be Porcelain’s HA+ Hydrating Serum. This power-packed serum is saturated with dual-molecular hyaluronic acid to quench dull, dehydrated skin. Blended with aloe vera, cucumber, elderflower, and wakame extracts, each drop of serum delivers a dose of antioxidants to nourish and protect your skin.
It even contains probiotics to strengthen your skin’s resilience as it acts as a natural anti-microbial ingredient to soothe irritation and prevent pesky breakouts. Your skin will feel much softer, smoother, and plumper with regular use.
Porcelain HA+ Hydrating Serum retails for S$185 on iShopChangi.
4. Sigi Skin
Sigi Skin is the skincare label for any time-strapped urbanite. Developed and formulated by 26-year-old Xenia Wong, the range started off with three core essential products: a cleanser, an eye cream, and a sunscreen. They’ve since added three more products to their lineup.
Less is definitely more with this local beauty brand. Sigi Skin focuses on the idea that a skincare regimen should be simple, but also effective. This is why each product is packed with superfood ingredients as well as scientifically-backed ingredients to bring out the best for your complexion.
Shop Sigi Skin on iShopChangi.
Try this: Sigi Skin Morning Glow Physical Sunscreen
Since its release, this physical sunscreen has garnered heaps of glowing reviews from editors and influencers alike. It contains avocado and acai extracts, which are both rich in vitamin E and fatty acids. These ingredients help counteract the effects of the sun’s infrared rays while keeping the skin youthful and supple.
Sigi Skin Morning Glow Physical Sunscreen retails for S$64 at iShopChangi.
Try this: Sigi Skin Tea-Tox Sheet Mask
If you’re experiencing sensitised, irritated skin due to maskne (mask-induced acne), pick up the Tea-Tox Sheet Mask. Each sheet is soaked in a concoction of 20% probiotics, cold-pressed yuzu extracts, kombucha, and sake extracts to soothe, brighten, and heal the skin.
The silky microfibre mask is also designed to sit comfortably on Asian faces, hugging your skin to nourish and repair it. Leave it on and relax for 15 to 20 minutes, and say hello to supple, luminous skin.
Sigi Skin Tea-Tox Sheet Mask retails for S$69 on iShopChangi.
RE:ERTH wants you to feed your skin with only the most natural ingredients. Formulated with natural skin boosters like Japanese white turmeric leaf and root extract as well as Japanese spring turmeric extract, RE:ERTH’s skincare range has eight products in their range, but they each speak (and show) major results.
Shop Re:Erth on iShopChangi.
Try this: RE:ERTH Mini Starter Kit
If you’d like to get started on the brand, all fingers will point to the RE:ERTH Mini Starter Kit. Cleanse your skin with the Clarifying Cleanser, a 2-in-1 formula that melts away light makeup and grime on the skin without stripping away any moisture. After cleansing, pat on the Calming Toner to even out your skin tone while boosting your skin’s moisture levels.
Then, layer on the brand’s star product, the Multi-Targeted Elixir. It firms the skin, refines pores, reduces dark spots, and evens out the skin tone for a youthful glow. Finally, apply the Hydrating Gel Moisturizer, an oil-free, antibacterial formula that locks in moisture while keeping pore-clogging impurities at bay.
RE:ERTH Mini Starter Kit retails for S$99 at iShopChangi.
6. Oo La Lab
You may not think of Singapore as a perfumery hotbed, but the demand for local artisanal fragrances is definitely growing. More consumers are starting to look beyond familiar brands for something different. Enter Oo La Lab.
The folks at Oo La Lab take the process of scent creation very seriously. Here, sustainably sourced ingredients are stored in small batches and hand-mixed to order.
Shop Oo La Lab on iShopChangi.
Try this: Oo La Lab Velvet Eau de Parfum
For those who demand class and sophistication from their fragrances, try Oo La Lab’s Velvet Eau de Parfum. It opens with a bright burst of bergamot, yuzu, juniper berry, and cypress, before making way for hints of sage, myrtle, and almond.
Once it settles on your skin, you’ll know why it’s named Velvet. The orris, vetiver, and tonka bean base is smooth, soft, and absolutely lush.
Oo La Lab Velvet Eau de Parfum retails for S$118 at iShopChangi.
Try this: Oo La Lab Fragrance Mixology Kit
If you’d rather concoct your own personalised formula, splurge a little and gift yourself the mixology kit to experiment with 12 notes including rose, vanilla amber and dahlia. Each note is hand-tapped into individually appointed 5ml dropper bottles.
Oo La Lab Fragrance Mixology Kit retails for S$188 at iShopChangi.
7. Caring Skin
An expert in treating sensitive skin and acne, Caring Skin is known for its signature painless extractions that promise minimal downtime. This gentle feature is what catapulted the facial spa into mainstream popularity.
What you may not know is that their signature products are also available for purchase. Similarly, their products are also formulated for those with acne-prone, sensitive skin, all of which contain plant-based ingredients to soothe and treat your skin with kindness.
Shop Caring Skin on iShopChangi.
Try this: Caring Skin Gentle Exfoliator
Struggling with congested pores and a bumpy skin texture? Try the Caring Skin Gentle Exfoliator. It combines three chemical exfoliants – glycolic acid, lactic acid, and salicylic acid – to slough off impurities and dry skin.
There are also biodegradable jojoba beads in the formula to gently exfoliate the skin and prevent congestion, refining and smoothing out your skin texture. Just lather and massage the exfoliator on wet skin for 30 seconds and rinse off for clearer, healthier skin.
Caring Skin Gentle Exfoliator retails for S$68 on iShopChangi.
Support local beauty brands at iShopChangi
With these local beauty brands to shop from, we could all do without a beauty trip overseas – even in the future! Head over to iShopChangi’s website to start shopping.
Remember to use the code ‘detox10lovesg’ at checkout and earn up to 3% rebates in Changi Rewards! This discount is capped at S$50 and each person is only allowed to use it three times.
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