11 year-end beauty releases that actually have nothing to do with Christmas

We can’t believe the penultimate month of 2017 is almost over! We’re just getting started with all the Christmas hype coming up, but besides all the festivities, there are new exciting beauty releases and store openings happening next month too!

From new products, new stores, and new brands that are hitting our shores next month onwards, here’s a round up of the latest beauty news we’ve received. (But if you’re looking for Christmas gift guides, we’ve also got you covered here.)

1. Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion EX

nov 2017 round up sulwhasoo perfecting cushion ex

You’ve heard of the bestselling Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion. They’ve amped it up a notch and are releasing the Perfecting Cushion EX.

The brand’s unique Slim Fit High Coverage formula has the foundation pigments dispersed in water instead of oil, to ensure smoother application and better blendability.

It comes in a total of seven shades across six different colour categories: Porcelain, Ivory, Natural, Sand, Honey, Amber. They are also available in pink and beige variations so you can pick the one most suitable for you.

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion EX will retail for SGD80 (inclusive of refill) at all Sulwhasoo counters from 4 January 2018.

2. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear 24H

nov 2017 round up Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear

Released almost 20 years ago, this cult classic foundation from Lancome has finally, finally reached our shores. The Teint Idole Ultra Wear 24H has a long-wear formula that the brand guarantees will hold for, obviously, 24 hours.

The foundation has been called “the best ally of the selfie generation” because of its lightweight texture and its velvety-matte finish.

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear will retail for SGD68 at all Lancome counters and Sephora from 1 January 2018.

3. Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Lift Cream

nov 2017 round up Neal's Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Lift Cream

The latest launch from Neal’s Yard Remedies, an organic health and beauty brand, is this Frankincense Intense Lift Cream.

The cream is said to lift, restore, and plump up ageing skin. It contains Frankincense Active Phyto Complex, which consists of three boswellic acids and polyphenols, has “proven collagen protecting properties”, meaning your skin will stay younger-looking for longer.

Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Lift Cream retails for SGD168 (50g) at the Neal’s Yard Remedies store at Takashimaya.

4.  Albion EXAGE Vital Focus

nov round up 2017 Albion Exage Vital Focus

More hydration options are coming your way in December! Albion is soon releasing two new products that will be targeted at improving your skin’s hydration.

Tthe EXAGE Vital Focus is a hydration serum that uses a powerful Full Moist Capsule to improve your skin’s ability to regenerate itself and to better retain moisture from within.

Albion EXAGE Vital Focus will retail for SGD82 (40ml) at Albion counters in Takashimaya Level 1 and Metro Centrepoint Level 1.

5.  FTV Cosmetics

nov 2017 round up FTV cosmetics

FashionTV is an international broadcasting channel founded in France two decades ago, and which specialises in fashion and beauty. This year, they are launching their beauty line, FTV Cosmetics, in Singapore!

The active ingredients in their line are seriously premium. Ingredients like Pearl Extract, 24 Karat Gold, and Quartz Crystals are combined with advanced skincare technology to make sure you’re getting the maximum benefit you paid for.

Choose from nine ranges within the brand that target different skin concerns, such as hydration, brightening, or specific problem areas like the delicate skin underneath eyes.

They’re also free from SLS, SES, Paraben and Petrolatum, so all their products are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

FTV Cosmetics can be found at their flagship store at [email protected] (#B1-20/21/22), and Wisma Atria (#B1-16).

6. Zerrin

Say hello to the latest online shopping platform on the scene. Zerrin is a Singapore-based multi-label retail platform that aims to enable women to #shopmeaningfully.

The fashion, jewellery, and skincare products they offer are highly curated across the board to be aligned with their values: sustainable fabrics, fair trade, hand-crafted items that are organic, natural, vegan and cruelty free.

Some of the beauty-related brands we’re most excited for are:

  • ANIA: luxury organic skincare
  • Biconi: natural skincare based on the noni fruit (we interviewed founder Wendee Lee here on farming her own skincare!)
  • Frank Skincare: 100% organic skincare
  • Handmade Heroes: vegan skincare (see the above Instagram post)
  • WANT Skincare: cruelty-free skincare

Shop on Zerrin.com and get 10% off your first order!

7. ORBIS Natural Repair Series

nov round up 2017 ORBIS natural repair series

Most of us can’t go one day without shampooing our hair at least once a day here in hot and sweaty Singapore – but you don’t want to go to the other extreme either and dry out your scalp.

The Orbis Natural Repair Shampoo contains Botanical Moist Complex, derived from plants and which contains amino acids that help to protect your hair follicles and scalp from excessive dehydration.

Their two conditioners come in Refining Type (Moist Focus Formula) and Volumising Type (Airy Focus Formula), both of which use the Amino Moist Repair Ingredient to create silky smooth hair by retaining moisture.

Orbis Natural Repair series retails for SGD23 (420ml) each at all Orbis outlets and on Orbis.com.sg. The refills retail for SGD20 each.

8. Collagen by Watsons Moist Gel Bomb

nov 2017 round up collagen by watsons moist gel bomb

It may be a house brand, but the latest Hydro Balance range under the Collagen by Watsons collection is actually made in Korea!

The range utilises a technology named “Smart Water Channel” that delivers hydration into deeper skin layers, leaving complexion smooth and supple.

Check out the Collagen by Watsons Hydro Balance Moist Gel Bomb which helps to rebalance the skin’s hydration levels for a healthier, glowing tone. It’s also an ultra-light gel-cream so no worries about looking like a greaseball after application.

Collagen by Watsons Hydro Balance Moist Gel Bomb retails for SGD19.90 (50ml) at selected Watsons stores.

9. Mamonde

Within the past few months, Mamonde’s journey in Singapore has escalated quickly: they went from being online-only, to having a counter at Tangs, and now they have just opened their first flagship boutique at Takashimaya Basement 1!

nov 2017 round up mamonde takashimaya

Mamonde, Takashimaya #B1-34

When you’re there, be sure to check out these newly released items that are sold exclusively at the store only:

Mamonde Oil Shine Stick

nov 2017 round up mamonde oil shine stick

We all know it: juicy is in. The Mamonde Oil Shine Stick is an oil-based lipstick that will give your lips that high-shine glossy look. We love that this lippie balances colour payoff with comfortable hydration to a perfection.

Mamonde Oil Shine Stick retails for SGD19 each, exclusively at Mamonde Takashimaya B1.

Mamonde Top Coat Blooming Pact

nov 2017 round up mamonde top coat blooming pact

Essentially a setting powder and a colour corrector in one, the Top Coat Blooming Pact provides an unbelievably light finish for a healthier-looking complexion.

Mamonde Top Coat Blooming Pact retails for SGD37 each, exclusively at Mamonde Takashimaya B1.

10. Jyunka M+ Fluid

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Nature and science is combined together into this Miracle Fluid. It uses the L-ascorbic acid form of Vitamin C (check out our article to find out more about Vitamin C serums) with their patented Qu-some technology which uses nano-capsules for deeper penetration into skin.

You can use this in a variety of ways, depending on what effect you’re aiming to achieve:

  • Intense: use for 21 days straight, day and night
  • Anti-ageing: use for two to three months, at night only
  • Oil control: use two to three nights in a week
  • Pigmentation: use on specific spots only, day and night
  • Jyunka Glow: use three to four days straight, day and night

Jyunka M+ Fluid retails for SGD344 (300ml) at Jyunka Concept Center (Pacific Plaza #02-05).

11. NOVU Active

In today’s world, it’s becoming more and more important for all of us to consciously decide to keep an active lifestyle just because it’s so easy and tempting for us to remain sedentary all day, every day.

NOVU Active is a new range formulated by international aesthetics care provider, NOVU Medical Aesthetic Clinic, and keeps in mind your skincare needs as you’re keeping your body in shape and your health in check.

NOVU Active Acne Spot Eraser

nov 2017 round up novu active acne spot eraser

Using natural ingredients like niacinamide and Centella Asiatica extract, the Acne Spot Eraser reduces all the nasty redness and pain, whether you’re having a breakout or a single annoying zit.

It also helps to decongest pores, reduce acne, increase collagen production, regulate microcirculation underneath the skin, and prevent pimples from returning.

NOVU Active Acne Spot Eraser retails for SGD19.90 (17ml) at all NOVU Medical Aesthetic Clinics and PPP by NOVU clinics from mid December onwards. The range will be available at selected Watsons stores and NTUC Finest outlets from end December onwards.

 

Today's Beauty Tip

Cleanse your mobile phone with an alcohol wipe regularly to get rid of grime and makeup that is left behind. This ensures you won't be transferring bacteria from the screen to your skin.