As we inch closer to what is possibly our favourite holiday of the year, it’s time to prep ourselves so that we can end the year on the most beautiful note. We’ve rounded up the best skin-loving products that have just been launched this October – and it’s not just skincare products we’re talking about!
Get your wallets ready, because we are certain that you’ll need all of these.
By Terry Hyaluronic Tinted Hydra-Powder
Nowadays it’s all about multi-tasking products, so it’s time to make your setting powder work harder for you as well.
By Terry’s Hyaluronic Tinted Hydra-Powder is touted as the ultimate step to plump up your skin, blur imperfections, colour-correct your complexion, minimise pores, and set your makeup – we know it sounds incredulous, but it is as incredible as it sounds!
Adding to the hyaluronic acid and silica pearls from the original formula, the reformulated product now features hydrophobic premium pigments that are water-resistant and able to optimise powder adhesion on the skin. In addition, it is now available in a tinted version that comes in eight sheer colours to suit every skin tone, making it easy for anyone to find a shade that works for them.
By Terry Hyaluronic Tinted Hydra-Powder retails at SGD89 in Sephora ION & website, and will also be available in escentials stores and website from 1 November 2019.
Clarins x The Kooples Lip Oils
Two iconic Parisian brands (Clarins & rock-chic French fashion house The Kooples) have come together to dress up and reinvent the iconic Lip Comfort Oil.
There are two shades to choose from: Dark Stone leans towards dark plum tones with golden reflections. while Light Stone is a white oil that makes the lips pink. You can wear these shades on their own for an ultra-shiny finish that enhances your lips’ natural colours, or wear them over lipstick for a bold and chic look. The intelligent pigment in the glosses even adapts to the pH levels of the lips for a custom-made shine, so no two people will sport the same shade.
That’s not all! Besides making your puckers look absolutely gorgeous, these glosses also nourish and hydrate your lips, thanks to the formulation of hazelnut and jojoba vegetable oil, as well as an oil specific to each shade (organic argan in the Dark Stone and organic coconut oil in the Light Stone).
Clarins x The Kooples Lip Oils retail at SGD36 each in all Clarins boutiques and counters islandwide.
Kanebo The Cream Foundation
We use foundation to cover up our imperfections, but what Kanebo’s new luxuriously-rich foundation wants to do is to enhance your individuality with delicately precise coverage so that you sport a naturally perfect finish.
The creamy formula of this foundation is unique in the way it immediately blends into the skin in two phases, hence providing a precise application to the targeted area. Coverage is buildable from the first touch and seamlessly melts into the skin for a sophisticated finish so you won’t sport cakey layers that clog up your pores.
Kanebo’s Cream Foundation also contains a Clear Botanical Complex, the combination of skin-loving ingredients like watercress extract and pear juice ferment filtrate provides amazing anti-ageing benefits so that you look younger and younger with each application!
Kanebo The Cream Foundation retails at SGD295 from 7 November 2019 onwards at the KANEBO counters in Takashimaya and OG Albert Complex.
Marc Jacobs Highliner Liquid-Gel Eyeliners
The best-selling, cult-favourite Highliner Gel Eye Crayon is reborn in an innovative liquid-gel formula. It becomes easier to create bold, graphic, full-coverage lines with perfect precision, without worrying that they will smudge, crack, flake, or come off on rainy days.
We are spoilt for choice with seven different shades to choose from, but here’s a tip from us: you can buy them all and combine any one of the metallic hues with Blacquer, Marc Jacobs Beauty’s signature shiniest, blackest black!
Marc Jacobs Highliner Liquid-Gel Eyeliners retail at SGD42 each in Sephora stores and website.
Crabtree & Evelyn Crabtree range
You know that Crabtree & Evelyn is back and here’s more good news: they’ve just unveiled a new collection that’s designed for everyone. Called Crabtree, this is a back-to-basics collection that taps on the skincare benefits of apple extract, essential water and AHAs with bamboo extract to deliver gentle exfoliation and refreshing hydration.
The gender-neutral collection consists of the Refresh + Renew Face Foam (SGD35.50), Renew + Nourish Hand Cream (SGD34), Buff + Invigorate Body Bar (SGD22), Smooth + Refine Body Lotion (SGD37), and Cleanse + Awaken Shower Gel (SGD34).
Of them, we have our eyes on the shower gel, which is able to hydrate and moisturise at the same time – and we can never resist multitaskers that allow us to skip any grooming step without compromising on results.
These products are already available on the Crabtree & Evelyn website. The brand also announced that they will be releasing more products to this collection in February 2020, so keep your eyes peeled for them.
THEFACESHOP-Nature Collection’s Energy SEED range
We’ll never stop trying to achieve dewy-looking skin, so here’s a skincare line that can help you get one step closer to your glass skin dreams!
In light of more young adults reporting sensitive skin, it is even more important to build an anti-pollution skincare routine that can strengthen your skin barrier. Hence, the all-new THEFACESHOP-Nature Collection’s Energy SEED skincare line is formulated with essential Vitamins B3 & B5 and packed with superfoods and antioxidants – including sunflower seeds, soybean, oat, and green oat – to protect your skin from environmental stressors.
In addition, the whole range of hydrating toners, emulsions, cream, and serum does not leave behind a sticky feel, so you don’t have to worry about getting your pores clogged by thick and uncomfortable product textures either.
THEFACESHOP-Nature Collection Energy SEED consists of the Antioxidant Hydro Serum (SGD38), Green Natural SEED Antioxidant Toner (SGD32), Green Natural Seed Antioxidant Emulsion (SGD32), Green Natural Seed Antioxidant Cream (SGD48), and Green Natural Seed Antioxidant Serum (SGD39). The range retails at all THEFACESHOP-Nature Collection outlets island-wide.
Huxley Essential Mist; Sense of Balance and Oil Mist; Sense of Balance
Balanced skin pH is the key to maintain a healthy, radiant glow, so Huxley, the minimalist Korean skincare brand, has launched two new mists that can help the busy on-the-go person easily maintain a healthy balance.
Essential Mist; Sense of Balance moisturises and nourishes skin with micro-sized particles of the essence. Its key ingredient is the brand’s iconic prickly pear cactus water extract – it effectively hydrates and soothes the skin while providing extra nutrients not available in purified water. This mist has been pH-balanced to match the skin’s slightly acidic pH level so that it can restore and protect the skin’s natural barrier.
For those with drier sensitive skin, you may opt instead for the Oil Mist; Sense of Balance. This is formulated with an optimal ratio of prickly pear seed oil and cactus extract and not only helps to rehydrate skin, but also works to enhance the glowing look of skin and makeup.
Huxley Essential Mist; Sense of Balance and OiI Mist; Sense of Balance retails at SGD32 each on the brand’s website and in Guardian.
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Fantasista Utamaro Limited Edition
Fans of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence will be excited to know that the iconic holy grail will be launched in a limited edition packaging this festive season.
The Fantasista Utamaro Limited Edition packaging pays homage to the legendary heritage story of Pitera (the miracle ingredient derived from yeast fermentation) through elements of pop culture – manga, mixed reality, and music, so you will find classic manga symbols, bright colours, and graffiti text dotted all over the bottles. Be sure to collect all three colourful designs before they get snapped up by other ardent “Miracle Water” fans!
Get SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Fantasista Utamaro Limited Edition at SGD289 for 230ml in SK-II counters from November 1 onwards.
Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap
Fans of America’s top-selling natural soap brand will be happy to know that Dr. Bronner’s has relaunched its personal care products in Singapore!
With at least 18 documented uses, Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap is truly a magical multi-tasker. Use this to wash your face, body, hair & dishes, laundry, mopping, pets—every part of your house and body can be washed with just one liquid soap – that’s more than enough to convince anyone that they need this in their lives, pronto!
You’ll definitely be spoilt for choice with the eight varieties you can choose from (Peppermint, Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Rose, Citrus Orange, Almond, and Baby Unscented). We know you want to buy everything, but if you had to choose only one, go for the iconic and original scent – Peppermint. The refreshing and cooling sensation is most suitable for Singapore’s hot and humid weather!
Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soaps retail at SGD14.90 for 237ml, SGD22.90 for 473ml, and SGD34.90 for 947ml in Watsons.
Bioré 3 Fusion Cleansing Milk Makeup Remover
The new 3 Fusion Cleansing Milk Makeup Remover from Bioré is the first ever three-layered milk-based wipe off makeup remover that works thrice as hard to remove the last trace of makeup on your skin.
Featuring a unique and innovative triple-layer formula (milk, lotion, and powder), this makeup remover easily and thoroughly removes waterproof makeup, as well as sebum and dirt from deep inside pores. The milk layer helps to gently cleanse your skin, even around the eye area – those with sensitive skin will especially love the silky smooth feeling left on your skin.
If you are worried about this being too thick and potentially clogging your pores, here’s the good news – this removes makeup so thoroughly and hydrates your skin so well that you don’t even need to need to wash your face immediately after removing your makeup. Truly a multi-tasking skincare product!
Bioré 3 Fusion Cleansing Milk Makeup Remover retails at SGD14.90 in selected Guardian, Watsons, NTUC, Donki and Welcia outlets.
Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel
Travelling to a dry and cold climate for your holiday? You’ll want to pack this in your luggage for sure!
The new Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel is targeted at dry skin sufferers as it effectively hydrates, repairs, and restores dehydrated skin. Unlike most creams and lotions containing at least seventy per cent water, Dry Skin Gel only contains three percent water – this means less water loss as Bio-Oil’s unique gel-oil hybrid spreads easily upon application to instantly quench even the driest of skin while preventing further moisture loss.
Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel retails at SGD8.90 for 50ml, SGD15.50 for 100ml, and SGD25.90 for 200ml in leading pharmacies.
Remescar Eye Night Repair
If it seems that no amount of sleep can reverse the effects of poor sleep and ageing on your eye area, this innovative eye contour cream will surely change your mind.
Remescar Eye Night Repair is a complete treatment that helps to reduce the effects of ageing by nourishing, hydrating and re-tightening the skin by providing oxygen and hydration that can be absorbed by your skin through the brand’s exclusive i-Rep technology.
Clinical tests have shown that in just 28 days, you will see a visible result of eye bags and dark circles reducing effectively up to 24%, crow’s feet up to 32%, and eyelids lifted up to 20% – all you need to do is sleep well while Remescar works its magic – consider us sold!
Remescar Eye Night Repair retails at SGD56 in major pharmacies.
Utena Premium Puresa Skin Conditioning Masks
Fermented skincare is one of the best-kept secrets in Japanese skincare, and fermented rice has long been revered for its ability to brighten and moisturise skin.
Utena’s Premium Puresa Skin Conditioning Mask uses fermented rice that is extracted locally in Japan – this extract is able to rapidly increase and strengthen your “skin barrier”, hence repairing dry skin. Aside from the key ingredient, these masks also come with a unique “Moisturising Jelly Formula” that tightens pores and smoothens dry wrinkles on even the most troubled and stressful skin.
Utena Premium Puresa Skin Conditioning Masks retail at SGD19.90 per box in Watsons.
Hadabisei Rich Premium 3D Mask
Take your sheet masking to the next level with Hadabisei Rich Premium 3D Mask!
The Hadabisei Rich Premium 3D Face Mask series features 3 beauty oils (Argan Oil, Squalane Oil, and Jojoba Oil) in the micro-oil format. If you’re wondering what micro-oil is, it refers to the micro-sized oil particles contained within the liquid that easily permeates the skin – this enhances the moisturising effect that the masks have on your skin.
These masks come in two variations, both targeted at the skin concerns of more mature women. Rejuvenating boasts a comprehensive collagen-boosting formula for a plump and luminous complexion, while Lifting contains Coenzyme Q10 to stimulate cells production, restore skin resilience, and protect your skin against environmental stressors in order to slow down the effects of ageing.
Hadabisei Rich Premium 3D Mask is retailing at SGD19.90 per box in Don Don Donki, Welcia- BHG, selected Watsons stores, and online.
AHC Black Ampoule Mask range
If you suffer from acne-prone skin and are often plagued by skin blemishes, you may have heard of charcoal sheet masks, which are often touted as one of the best skincare solutions to tackle acne.
AHC’s new Black Ampoule Mask range is made from 100% coconut charcoal which has purifying effects – these sheet masks feel soft on the skin while it firmly adheres to facial contours to efficiently deliver benefits straight into your skin. The masks, each soaked with one bottle’s worth of ampoule, uses a special technology to ensure that the active ingredients are fully absorbed into the skin for maximum results.
More concerned about dull skin? Opt for the Black Pearl variant that works to improve skin radiance. Need a shot of hydration? The Black Rose will do just the trick as it replenishes lost moisture and seals it in so that you get bouncy and dewy skin.
The AHC Black Ampoule Mask range retails at SGD27.50 per box in Watsons, Lazada, and Shopee.