It’s the start of a brand new month very soon and while you’re stocking up on tried-and-tested products, we have curated a list of reformulated as well as brand-new products that have just hit the shelves to keep an eye out for. What’s intriguing is that some of these products contain ingredients that you’d associate more with your smoothie bowl than in your everyday makeup routine, so read on to find out what they are!
1. Marc Jacobs Under(Cover) Blurring Coconut Face Primer
Coconut water is pretty much an essential item in our pantries due to the sweltering heat of the Singapore sun, but have you ever wondered what it can do for your face? Thanks to Marc Jacobs’ Under(Cover) Blurring Coconut Face Primer, we can now know for sure! This new primer contains five forms of the coconut, which helps to blur imperfections, smooth out pores and fine lines, as well as control oil-production, creating a smooth base for your foundation to go on perfectly. On days where you’re a little lazy to put on a full face of makeup, this primer can also be worn on its own to enhance your natural complexion.
Marc Jacobs Under(Cover) Blurring Coconut Face Primer retails at SGD69 and is available at Sephora online and in stores.
2. Fresh Vitamin Nectar Glow Juice Antioxidant Face Serum
Fresh’s new Vitamin Nectar Glow Juice Antioxidant Face Serum is formulated to be a shot of nutritious goodness for your face, much like how cold-pressed juices are good for your body. Fresh uses a cutting-edge (no pun intended!) technique inspired by the process of making cold-pressed juices to extract oils from the ingredients. This blending method creates over 480,000 pulp-like microbubbles per 15ml bottle of serum containing vitamins and minerals that are only released upon contact with your skin.
Fresh Vitamin Nectar Glow Juice Antioxidant Face Serum retails for SGD45 and is available at all Fresh stores and on Sephora online and in stores.
3. Supergoop! Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion
Besides being a superfood that is super good for the body, the blueberry, used alongside winter cherry and coconut in the Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion, helps to protect the skin from free radical damage – a consequence of exposure to infrared radiation. This SPF40 sunscreen contains pink mineral pigments that result in a blendable, subtle pink tint with brightening effects. Its anti-inflammatory properties also make it a good fit for both oily, acne-prone and sensitive skin types and is thus a versatile product you’d want to have in your sunscreen repertoire.
Supergoop! Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion retails for SGD62 and is available at Sephora online and in stores.
4. ALBION Skin Conditioner 45th Anniversary Kit
ALBION has established itself in the skincare market as a brand that produces quality products enjoyed by people of all ages. Fondly nicknamed “SkiCon” in Japan, the popular Skin Conditioner is a multi-functional product that can be used to control oil production and acne, hydrate and moisturise dull skin, or even as an aftershave lotion for males! In addition, this lotion is mildly scented with a fresh botanical scent that loved by fans worldwide. The Anniversary Kit will contain a 330ml bottle of the Skin Conditioner, shampoo, and hair conditioner.
ALBION Skin Conditioner 45th Anniversary Kit retails at SGD147 and is available at ALBION counters at Takashimaya, Metro Centrepoint, and Robinsons Raffles City.
5. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intense Reset Concentrate
When used at night as the last step of your skincare regimen, the Advanced Night Repair Intense Reset Concentrate by Estée Lauder delivers a dose of hydration that’s perfect for skin skin that is irritated, dull, or dehydrated. It is able to do so through the use of a blend of stabilised salicylic acid and resveratrol, hyaluronic acid, as well as antioxidants that boost the health of your skin. The concentrate also has a calming scent with notes of chamomile, lavender, and hedione (smells like jasmine!), making it the perfect aromatherapeutic companion for us at bedtime.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intense Reset Concentrate retails at SGD140 and is available at Estée Lauder stores and Sephora online and in stores.
6. Beyond Sun Protection
The team at Crystal Tomato has just launched Beyond Sun Protection, the only sunscreen that offers 54% protection against blue light – a cause of skin hyperpigmentation, redness, inflammation, and premature ageing. Blue light is emitted not just by computer screens, but also by the sun, fluorescent, and LED lighting, which are ubiquitous objects that are often found around us. This is why it is important for us to choose a sunscreen that doesn’t just protect our skin from UVA and UVB rays, but also damage from blue light.
Beyond Sun Protection retails at SGD78.80 and is available at Tangs L1 Tang Plaza (till 31 August 2019), authorized medical aesthetic clinics, and selected premium spas.
7. Caudalie Limited Edition Beauty Elixir
Working in air-conditioned environments can really dry out our skin, so face mists like the Beauty Elixir are an essential beauty product to keep on our desks. The Beauty Elixir is formulated with essential oils such as lemon balm and mint balm, myrrh and benzoin, as well as rosemary. This blend of essential oils gives it the versatility to work as an all-in-one makeup setting and skincare product that you can bring with you as you commute throughout the day. This new limited edition release is housed in a pink frosted glass bottle, decorated with graphics of its key ingredients.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir retails for SGD22 for 30ml and SGD67 for 100ml, and is available at Sephora online and in stores.
8. YSL Beauté All Hours Cushion Foundation
YSL has outdone itself again with the new All Hours Cushion Foundation, which boasts full coverage on its users, as well as high SPF for the ultimate sun protection. This foundation is formulated to give a luminous finish while still balanced with a matteness that is perfect for wear in the humidity of the Singapore weather. Enclosed in a glossy and sophisticated compact, the All Hours Cushion Foundation is available in five shades, designed to blend seamlessly into our Asian skin tones.
YSL Beauté All Hours Cushion Foundation retails at SGD92, while the refill retails at SGD48. It is available at all YSL Beauté stores from 8 August 2019.
9. Benefit BADgal Bang! 24 Hour Eye Pencil
The newest addition to the Benefit BADgal Bang! family is the 24 Hour Eye Pencil, designed to be a creamy, long-wear eyeliner with an automatic tip. This eyeliner is waterproof and sets in a matte finish that can last up to 24 hours. Flip the pencil around and you’ll find a built-in smudger that you use to easily create a smokey eye look, making it a super versatile product that is worth the money! The 24 Hour Eye Pencil comes in four shades: the classic black and brown, as well as bold (yet wearable) colours like dark purple and midnight blue.
Benefit BADgal Bang! 24 Hour Eye Pencil retails at SGD35 and is available in Sephora stores.
10. AHC Black Ampoule Masks
Black is the new black when it comes to these new Black Ampoule Masks from AHC. Jam-packed with rare black ingredients Black Pearl and Black Rose on a coconut charcoal base, this duo of sheet masks aims to brighten and moisturise your face. AHC uses a unique Microfluidic Dispersion Technology that helps your skin lock in the goodness of the ampoule through an oil-based moisture seal, which prevents evaporation, leaving you with nothing less than nourished and supple skin.
11. LUNASOL Coloring Glaze
Blush and highlight duos are our favourite because of the convenience of having two products in one place! The LUNASOL Coloring Glaze is one such product, containing a Blush Color and an Illuminating Color in one palette, designed to give you an effortless, healthy glow on your cheeks. Available in three sets of warm, summery shades, this Coloring Glaze (enclosed in a gorgeous gold compact!) is definitely an item that you’d want to have in your repertoire of makeup palettes.
LUNASOL Coloring Glaze retails at SGD88 and is available at all KANEBO counters.
12. Acqua di Parma Signatures of the Sun
Acqua di Parma has set out to revolutionalise the way you think about some common ingredients in your perfume. This new Signatures of the Sun collection features three new Asian-inspired scents, Osmanthus, Yuzu, and Vaniglia, as well as five other repackaged fragrances. Housed in luxurious Art Deco-style bottles of clear glass for the fresh scents and black glass for the intense ones, Signatures of the Sun will definitely fulfill the olfactory desires that you never knew you had.
Acqua di Parma Signatures of the Sun retails at SGD330 for 100ml and SGD415 for 180ml, and is available at Takashimaya, Robinsons The Heeren, Robinsons Raffles City, escentials Paragon, escentials Tangs from September 2019.
13. Elizabeth Arden White Tea Wild Rose and Vanilla Orchid EDT
Discover the different facets of your personality with this trio of White Tea fragrances. The original White Tea is a musky, warm scent that comforts you, while the two new scents, White Tea Wild Rose and Vanilla Orchid, put a welcome twist on the classics. As you move through your day, switch up your signature scent with a variation within the trio, such that your fragrance matches your mood on the inside.
Elizabeth Arden White Tea Wild Rose and Vanilla Orchid EDT retails at SGD89 and is available at all Elizabeth Arden Counters.
14. Rough Beauty Bar Soaps
Local clean beauty brand Rough Beauty has launched two seasonal bar soaps: Saffy Fields and Coal Bar.
Saffy Fields is made with green bean powder to deliver exfoliating benefits and is blended with safflower and rice bran oil to keep skin moisturised. You’ll love that it has lavender and peppermint scent notes that are rejuvenating.
Coal Bar, on the other hand, is formulated for those with oilier skin. Tapping into the ability of bamboo charcoal in drawing out pollutants and toxins, this soap bar cleanses skin deeply. It also contains tea tree and lemon grass essential oils to balance skin’s oil production. You’ll feel invigorated after using it!
Rough Beauty Bar Soaps retail at SGD9.50 each. They are available on their website and at these retailers: GIFT by Changi Airport (#04-233 Jewel Changi Airport), #03-00 Isetan Scotts, and Terra Luna Yoga (611A Bukit Timah Road).
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