With so many new beauty launches every month, we know how immensely overwhelming it can get when deciding on which ones to actually invest in. It’s a giant beauty playground out there but fret not – Daily Vanity is here to help you manoeuvre it. From makeup, skincare, body to hair products, here are the 20 beauty picks we have our eye on this October.
Skincare products to check out in October
Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Activating Essence Lotion
The new Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Activating Essence Lotion provides an instant hydration boost to the skin while keeping the product’s texture light and fast-absorbing. Combating parched skin from the “bottom up” with Hyaluronic Acid bursting pearls, this essence lotion will boost the efficacy of your skincare so you’ll get to enjoy longer lasting plump, glowing and healthy-looking skin.
Pro-tip: When used together with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, you can experience 72 hours of hydration, strengthened microbiome, and deeper penetration of active ingredients.
KOSE SEKKISEI Clear Wellness
The SEKKISEI Clear Wellness range includes two types: “Free”, which is suitable for sensitive skin, and “Effective”, which is suitable for all skin types.
Developed from Japanese botanicals, ITOWA, SEKKISEI’s unique moisture barrier ingredients will leave your skin feeling clear and smooth. The Free Type range consists of four gentle-free, low irritation formula products: the Cleansing Gel (S$28), Refining Milk moisturiser ($48), Gentle Wash (S$25), and Pure Concentrate (S$46).
As for the Effective Type range, the products were developed with the brand’s signature Clarity Boost Complex with the goal of increasing skin clarity and repairing the skin barrier function. This range includes a Milk Cleanser (S$30), Hydrating Gel (S$50), Natural Drip Lotion (S$48), and Facial Soap (S$28).
The KOSE SEKKISEI Clear Wellness range is now available at major departmental stores BHG, Isetan, Metro, OG, Robinsons, Welcia-BHG, and Don Don Donki.
Avène Cleanance Comedomed Anti-Blemishes Concentrate
With masks being our new normal and maskne being something many of us now have to deal with, the Avène Cleanance Comedomed Anti-Blemishes Concentrate seems to be the solution to it all.
This acne-fighter works both on surface acne and micro-comedones under the skin’s surface to reduce spots, blackheads and breakouts. If you need a fast-acting spot treatment, the brand guarantees quick results seen from as early as 7 days, and bigger improvements with regular use – sounds like a dream!
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
Caudalie has launched the new 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Vinoperfect Radiance Serum which reflects the powerful brightening effect of grapes and brand’s commitment to clean beauty. The signature Vinoperfect Radiance Serum promotes radiance and corrects pigmentation spots so you can look forward to clearer, brighter skin.
The Caudalie Limited Edition Vinoperfect Radiance Serum (50ml) will be available at Sephora stores and Sephora.sg, retailing at S$132. From 1 October to 21 October 2020, you can also head down to Sephora ION Orchard to visit the animated launchpad featuring the Caudalie Vinoperfect 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Radiance Serum.
Exclusive offers available only at Sephora ION include: a limited trial offer of a 1-month supply of Vinoperfect Serum and Day Cream for S$12, a limited edition Vinoperfect 2-Step Set for purchase, and redemption of a Caudalie pouch with Caudalie pocket mirror and three deluxe skincare items with a minimum spend of S$70. Other highlights of the launchpad include one-on-one skin consultations for customers by Caudalie’s skin expert.
ést.lab Face and Eye Masks
Tackle those fine lines and wrinkles with ést.lab’s reformulated top-selling masks: the Vitalift A+ Brillage Face Mask and OptimaLift A+ Eye Contour Mask.
The improved Vitalift A+ Brillage Face Mask provides instant and longer-lasting skin firming effects while soothing, repairing, and smoothening the skin; while you can look forward to brighter, youthful-looking eyes with softened fine lines, reduce puffiness and lightened dark circles with the the Optimalift A+ Eye Contour Mask.
The Vitalift A+ Brillage Face Mask (six sheets, S$98) and Optimalift A+ Eye Contour Mask (six sheets, S$96) are available on ést.lab and Estetica outlets islandwide.
ORBIS Cleansing Cream
A cleanser that goes beyond cleansing, the ORBIS Cleansing Cream is more than just a makeup remover. With its unique blend of Selective Cleansing Ingredients and moisture-boosting ingredients, it gently cleanses your face and let you experience refreshed, moist skin even before your wash and skincare.
ORBIS Cleansing Cream adheres closely to the skin and cleverly cleans off base makeup, sunscreen, waterproof mascara and other impurities – oh, and did we mention – it is also eyelash extension-friendly!
The ORBIS Cleansing Cream (100g) retails for S$38 and is available at ORBIS Takashimaya S.C. and the Orbis website.
Derma Lab Sebumclar Cica Acne Treatment and Lumiclar Mandelic Renewal Serum
Your complexion can look dull and listless when your skin’s renewal process is slowed by ageing, stress, and external aggressors, but with the Lumiclar Mandelic Renewal Serum (S$59.90), cell turnover rate is accelerated and you’ll have radiant luminous skin in no time! This serum is formulated with 5% Mandelic Acid which has scientifically proven to gently dissolve dead skin cells and boost skin renewal.
The all-new Sebumclar Cica Acne Treatment (S$39.90) is your next go-to spot treatment which has a power trio of skin-clarifying ingredients: including 2% Salicylic Acid that exfoliates and sloughs off dead skin cells, Centella Asiatica Extract which visibly reduces redness and inflammation while accelerating the skin’s natural repair process, and Vitamin C which helps to lighten acne marks and prevents melanin production.
Supergoop! CC Screen SPF 50
Supergoop!’s new and improved CC Screen SPF 50 is a sunscreen that offers great protection against the sun with SPF50, while also adding a buildable tint to your skin!
We know how tempting it can be to skip sunscreen if the kind you’re putting on gives you a ghastly white cast. This tinted sunscreen will blend in more naturally with its light coverage, and layering it under the rest of your makeup won’t feel heavy or greasy.
The brand has also been working on being more inclusive and accessible, so they’re introducing more shades for their new CC Screen SPF 50 range to suit a variety of skin tones – now you can look forward to eight shades, an upgrade from its initial four, in this new collection!
Supergoop! CC Screen SPF 50 will be available at Sephora (S$60) from 1 October onwards.
Sulwhasoo Beauty From Your Culture 2020 First Care Activating Serum
Well-known for being a brand that preserves tradition and culture, Sulwhasoo is launching its ‘Beauty From Your Culture’ campaign which features a limited-edition First Care Activating Serum designed by Korean illustrator SAKI, also known as Eunjin Kwon.
With their trademark Jaum Activator™, the serum promises to keep skin healthy and youthful through activating the skin regeneration, and has remained an icon in luxury Korean skincare. The gorgeous limited edition packaging is also an added perk to the already iconic and best-selling product with its bold new style with colourful graphics and a play on the brand logo and symbols!
The Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum ‘Beauty From Your Culture’ Limited Edition collection (120ml) is available at Sephora (S$198), and all Sulwhasoo boutiques and counters.
Philosophy Matte Skin Range
If you’ve got combination or oily skin, listen up! Philosophy’s new oil-free regime is hitting the shelves soon, and it might just be the solution to your skincare woes. The Matte Skin Range includes a cleanser and moisturiser that will cleanse, balance, hydrate and mattify skin without over drying it.
The Oil-Free Mattifying Facial Cleanser with Bamboo Extract (left) is a refreshing cleanser with a foaming gel texture that leaves skin feeling fresh, not tight, and with a squeaky-clean, matte finish, while the Mattifying Gel Moisturiser with Vitamins and Bamboo Extract (right) controls the appearance of shine and excess oil, for skin that stays hydrated and maintains a matte look all day.
The Oil-Free Mattifying Facial Cleanser with Bamboo Extract (S$38) and Mattifying Gel Moisturiser with Vitamins and Bamboo Extract (S$43) will be available on Sephora.sg and at Sephora stores from 1 October 2020.
Origins’ GinZing™ Into The Glow Brightening Serum
The newest member of the Origins GinZing™ family is the GinZingTM Into The Glow Brightening Serum. Made with naturally-derived ingredients, the brand promises to deliver healthy, skin-glowing benefits with the formula’s 5% Skin-Renewing Complex. Made using a blend of Green Coffee Seed extract and fruit & plant-derived AHA/BHA blend, the serum gently removes dead skin for a healthy youthful glow and smoother skin texture!
Origins GinZing™ Into The Glow Brightening Serum retails for S$70 (30ml) and will be available from 1 October 2020 at all Origins stores islandwide, Origins Concierge Service at WhatsApp +65 9657 0854, Sephora, and the Origins Official Flagship Store on Lazada.
Etude Wonder Pore Collection
ETUDE’s newly-improved Wonder Pore collection is here to your rescue if you’re dealing with enlarged pores and oily skin! The new formula contains double the amount of ingredients that are focused towards pore care: the range’s key ingredient Ultra Mint Vinegar is now joined by new additions like gingko leaf extract and corn mint leaf extract which work to tighten pores, protect skin from fine dust and environmental pollutants, as well as provide antioxidant benefits.
The Wonder Pore range includes a Deep Foaming Cleanser ($18), Bubble Cleansing Pads ($7.90 for 7), Toner ($18 for 250ml), and a Cream ($31).
The Wonder Pore collection is available at ETUDE stores islandwide.
Dedicated to creating the purest products that repair and rejuvenate your skin, K-beauty brand CELLOOM offers products that are formulated with an innovative blend of plant-based extracts and effective active ingredients that are vegan, cruelty-free, EWG-certified and GMO-free. Rather than a one-step fits all, CELLOOM, which is developed by South Korean dermatologist, Dr. Grace Cho, and her daughter, Daye Kim, recognises and targets specific skin concerns so you can build a simple yet effective skincare routine.
With the new CELLOOM range, you can build a skincare routine that suits you with its seven products: Balance Well Toner (S$49), Rise and Shine Ampoule (S$75), Focus On The Essence Serum (S$59), Build Your Own Cream Moisturiser (S$69), Back to Basics Cleanser (S$49), Take Some Break Mask (S$39), and the Easy Breezy Sun Serum (S$45).
CELLOOM is available exclusively
Makeup to check out in October
shu uemura Rouge Unlimited Amplified
In 2019, shu uemura introduced two new additions to the iconic rouge unlimited family: amplified and amplified matte. Now, things are about to get even louder with the rouge unlimited amplified and amplified matte returning with an extensive Asian trend-centric shade range and a fierce new packaging. This creamy, rich satin lipstick with rich pigments will give you high coverage and full colour intensity on your lips for that pop of colour!
The new rouge unlimited amplified and amplified matte (S$42) will be available from 1 October 2020 at all shu uemura counters.
By Terry Hyaluronic Pressed Hydra-Powder
By Terry’s iconic, loved and pioneering setting powder is now available in a colourless pressed version!
Enriched with hyaluronic acid, the By Terry Hyaluronic Pressed Hydra Powder will create a flawless base for your makeup without drying out your skin! The super-soft texture of the powder mattifies, fills fine lines and wrinkles, blurs imperfections and sets makeup with an invisible veil that suits all skin tones.
Chanel Rouge Allure Laque
The all-new Chanel Rogue Allure Laque offers extreme shine and intensity, complete with a comfortable, ultra-longwear texture! This is the perfect long-wear lipstick as it promises up to 12 hours of colour, satin shine and hydration, and eight hours of comfort and softness, so you don’t have to worry about reapplying or smudges. The 20-shade range’s bold and vibrant colours are sure to make your lips pop too!
The Chanel Rouge Allure Laque (S$52) will be available at all CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty boutiques and counters from 2 October 2020.
Chantecaille Fall 2020 Makeup Collection
This Africa-inspired collection includes a trio eyeshadow palette and new Lip Veil hues, and it supports Chantecaille’s longtime partner Space for Giants that work towards protecting the migratory paths of elephants.
The colours of the gorgeous Safari Collection Eye Trio (S$125) reflects the African landscape at sunset and the soft taupe tones of an elephant’s hide, and the highly-wearable Eye Shine shades are suede-textured neutrals chosen to complement all skin tones, and each shade is embossed with an elephant and embellished with a shimmering overspray.
The Lip Veil (S$80) now come in three new shades: Plumeria, Acacia, and Tamarind. Buildable and pigmented with a creamy light texture, it’s a lippie that will leave your lips feeling deliciously smooth and silky. The intensely hydrating and luminous Lip Veil is also enriched with sustainable, FairWild-certified organic Baobab oil.
The Chantecaille Fall 2020 Makeup Collection is available at Chantecaille counters located at Tangs Orchard and Takashimaya D.S.
Body and hair care products to check out in October
Dove Cloud Foam
With Singapore’s hot and humid climate, we often find ourselves in air-conditioned environments – whether it’s at home, in the office, or even at a mall. While the air conditioner is a convenient and effective solution for a cooler and more comfortable atmosphere, the sudden change in temperature can lead to dry and dehydrated skin.
With the new Dove Cloud Foam, you can indulge in a spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home and give your skin the TLC it needs! The body wash’s self-foaming technology creates soft and rich foam with ultra-fine micro-bubbles that penetrate deep into the skin for a gentle yet effective cleanse!
The Dove Cloud Foam Series is available in three variants – Deep Moisture Cloud Foam, Peach Cloud Foam, and Sakura Cloud Foam – and retailing at S$9.90 each (400ml). They are available at Guardian, Watsons, and selected FairPrice outlets.
Tom Ford Rose Prick Eau de Parfum
First launched in April 2020, Tom Ford Beauty is now bringing back its new hero fragrance, the Tom Ford Rose Prick Eau de Parfum, in a jumbo 100ml size. This fragrance is a wild bouquet of beautiful breeds of rose–Rose de Mai, Turkish and Bulgarian. The Bulgarian Rose is one of the rarest varieties of rose in the world, with over a million blossoms required to make one kilogram of rose oil!
The Tom Ford Rose Prick Eau de Parfum (100ml) retails for S$690 and will be available from 1 October 2020 at all TOM FORD Boutiques islandwide (TANGS at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya and Robinsons Raffles City).
Hello Bubble x Blackpink
Hey Blinks, listen up, because Hello Bubble by Korean hair care brand mise en scène has finally landed on our sunny shores of Singapore! The Hello Bubble Foam Color is endorsed by the biggest K-pop girl group, BLACKPINK, and is launched in six exciting shades – Dusty Ash, Khaki Ash, Metallic Ash, Choco Brown, Matt Gold & Rose Gold – as well as a primer, exclusively on Shopee Mall. With this award-winning hair dye, you can finally rock your #blackpink style with mise en scène.