We are shopping more online because of convenience and for practising safe distancing, but we understand that shopping online may come with its host of problems. Mainly, if you haven’t tried the product before, how do you know if it works?
This is why Shopee had partnered with Daily Vanity for its Shopee Beauty Awards, ahead of the highly anticipated 11.11 Big Sale, so that we can help pick out our top beauty and wellness products as Singapore’s #1 Beauty Media. Click here for our skincare recommendations and here for our makeup selections.
Wonder what we’ve picked? Here’s a sneak peek for you
Skincare products to get on Shopee
SOMEBYMI Bye Bye Blackhead 30 days Miracle Green Tea Tox Bubble Cleanser
This is one of the most highly raved about blackhead solutions in the market. From K-beauty brand SOMEBYMI, the bubble cleanser is formulated with green tea water, 16 types of tea extracts, and naturally derived BHA, all of which help to remove blackheads and whiteheads, while keeping pores clean and minimised.
All you need to do is to apply it on dry skin. Watch it foam and leave it on for approximately five minutes, then wet your fingers to massage the product in a circular motion before rinsing off thoroughly.
Sounds simple enough? Yes – and this is why we love it!
Retails for S$21.90 on Shopee.
The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%
We’ve heard a lot about products from The Ordinary and there are many bestsellers people rave about. But the one that we’re in love with is The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%.
Ascorbyl Glucoside is a water-soluble derivative of vitamin C, which is more stable and more comfortable to use compared to traditional vitamin C serums.
This concentrated serum offers antioxidant, brightening, and anti-ageing benefits. And unlike some conventional vitamin C out there that may feel a little drying, this one keeps your skin feeling hydrated.
Retails for S$37 on Shopee.
Krave Beauty Kale-Lalu-yAHA
You may not have heard of this brand, but it’s an up-and-coming skincare brand started by Liah Yoo, a beauty influencer known for sharing skincare tips on YouTube.
That one product that has been constantly receiving raves from everyone is the Kale-Lalu-yAH, a resurfacing AHA exfoliator (made with sugar cane-derived Glycolic Acid) that removes dead skin cells and pore-clogging bacteria.
The product also contains Hyaluronic Acid to soothe and hydrate, as well as Kale, Spinach, and Parsley to re-vitalise skin – think of it as green juice for your skin!
Retails for S$36.90 (at 47% off at time of writing) on Shopee.
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask
While everyone is snapping up the Fresh Rose Face Mask – which is great, by the way – but we’re asking you to consider looking the other way and go for the Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask, an overnight treatment you can use every day.
This unique treatment has two products in one – an essence mask formula to nourish your skin, before you apply the gel mask formula to seal in all its goodness.
Use this as the last step in your nightly skincare routine and leave the treatment on overnight to wake up to hydrated, supple, and dewy skin in the morning.
Retails for S$61.90 (at 26% off at time of writing) on Shopee.
Makeup to get on Shopee
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Lipstick
This is hands-down one of the best lipsticks we’ve tried: vivid colours, comfortable, and long-lasting, it checks every box. This is also want of the transfer-proof lipsticks we’d wear with our masks.
With a huge range of chic colours and all the benefits we’ve mentioned above, this is certainly a product you’d want to add to cart right away.
Retails for S$17.90 on Shopee.
I’m Meme Afternoon Tea Blusher Palette 2
If you’re looking for a blush that doesn’t just flatters your complexion but also stay on for a long time, then this may just be the product you’re looking for.
The palette comes with three shades of blushes, each inspired by tea tones – one of the hottest colour trends now.
But besides the gorgeous colours, what made us pick this product is because it is made with sebum-control powder that can help control shine and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.
Retails for S$16.07 (at 30% off at the time of writing) on Shopee.
Holika Holika Foil Shock Shadow
It’s hard to find a great foil eyeshadow that doesn’t cost a fortune. It’ll need to pack a punch in the glitter department, yet has a creamy texture that adheres to your skin snugly so that you can glow for the entire day.
Thankfully the Foil Shock Shadow from Holika Holika makes the cut. It has a buttery texture that minimises fallout and glitter pigments with huge chunky pearl particles for fullest impact. We love that the shades in the line are also universally flattering and super chic!
Retails for S$10.51 (at 35% off at the time of writing) on Shopee.
Hera Airy Blur Priming Powder
This may be a relatively new product that’s only launched this year but it has quickly made it into our to-buy list.
This innovative product is a primer in powder format that helps create a smooth and impeccable skin canvas so makeup can glide on effortlessly.
Made with an innovative dough type formula, the product absorbs and controls oil for 24 hours, locks in moisture and blends seamlessly with any makeup without caking it.
What’s also worth mentioning is its smart and stylish packaging and the half-moon shaped brush it comes with that fits perfectly into the curve of our facial contours.
Retails for S$82.50 on Shopee.
Personal care and hair care products to get on Shopee
Mise-en-scène Perfect Serum
This is one of the products that many we know stock up on when they visit South Korea and this year, it has finally arrived in Singapore.
We got many of our readers to review the Mise-en-scène Perfect Serum when it first launched, and it received a whopping 4.7 star rating from them.
This serum contains a blend of seven naturally-derived oils, and is surprisingly light and non-greasy. Besides moisturising and nourishing hair, it also reduces split ends and gives your hair that coveted shine. As a bonus, it smells incredibly heavenly too!
Retails for S$15.90 on Shopee.
Yves Rocher Hair Rinsing Vinegar Shine
A holy grail from Yves Rocher for many years, this is one of the products that is constantly out of stock in the more popular stores. Thankfully, you can always secure it online.
This haircare product removes impurities that dulls your hair, especially limescale deposits on the hair fibre by water. This helps ensure that your hair can retain its natural shine.
Agave fructans is also infused into the formula that activates microcirculation so that when combined with a scalp massage, your hair can be stronger in the long run.
And as a huge bonus, you’re going to love the delicious raspberry fragrance that it leaves in your hair after each wash.
Retails for S$14.40 (at 20% off at the time of writing) on Shopee.
The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Scrub
You may not have the luxury of spending time at a spa every day, but you can experience a spa treatment right at home if you invest in a body exfoliator that smells invigorating.
This refreshingly scented body scrub is exactly what we’re talking about. Made with revitalising green tea from Japan, this scrub lifts away dead skin cells gently, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth, and its scent is definitely going to uplift your mind too.
Retails for S$31 on Shopee.
L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil
Trust us when we say that this shower oil is going to elevate your shower experience, even though the idea of slathering oil on your body during a shower sounds odd.
Hear us out: this shower oil has affinity with unwanted grease on our body to lift it off, and it transforms into a milk upon contact with water, so that it can be easily rinse away. You’ll be left with gently cleansed and hydrated skin.
We love the luxurious spa-like shower experience it offers and the beautiful scent that lingers on our skin after that.
Retails for S$39 on Shopee.
Wellness products to get on Shopee
Cheong Kwan Jang Korean Red Ginseng Extract Everytime Balance
Korean red ginseng is known for supporting your immune system and enhancing your energy levels. And if you’re looking to start consuming red ginseng, Cheong Kwan Jang is one of the most trusted brands you can look to.
We love its Everytime Balance variant because it comes conveniently packed in a stick that you can carry around with you.
Besides 6-year-old Korean red ginseng extract, it also contains licorice extract, propolis, and ginger syrup for further health benefits. Agave syrup is used to sweeten it lightly so that it taste palatable to those who aren’t used to the taste of ginseng.
Retails for S$72 (at 22% off at the time of writing) on Shopee.
Kinohimitsu Diamond Nite
We probably already know about beauty drinks that improve our complexion, but one that also improve sleep quality? Well, Kinohimitsu Diamond Nite does that.
Promoting relaxation and quality sleep, this drink also improves skin metabolism and collagen synthesis. It contains Manuka Honey, which doesn’t just have excellent anti-inflammatory properties, but also gives the drink its naturally sweet taste.
Retails for S$49.90 (at 17% off at the time of writing) on Shopee.
Blackmores Nails Hair & Skin
Our skin, hair, and nail strength has a lot to do with our diet. For those of us who suffer from a poor diet because of our lifestyle, the best way to replenish them is with a supplement.
This one from Blackmores contains Biotin, Zinc, and Vitamin C, three nutrients that are essential for skin, hair, and nails. Take one tablet, twice a day after your meal for the best results.
Retails for S$26.25 (at 25% off at the time of writing) on Shopee.
Brand’s Essence of Chicken
Whether you’re looking to cope with a busy schedule or to have better focus, Essence of Chicken can help support these objectives.
Made with an all-natural extract of fine quality chicken, the Brand’s Essence of Chicken is the OG and has been in the market for over 180 years. Fat-free and cholesterol-free, it doesn’t contain any added artificial chemicals or preservatives to ensure that it only presents goodness to the body.
Retails for S$17.96 (at 10% off at the time of writing) on Shopee.
Check out products from the most trusted beauty brands in Singapore
Daily Vanity has just released the report for our sixth annual beauty consumer behaviour survey, a statistically significant report that gives in-depth insights into the Singapore market.
In the survey, the most trusted skincare, makeup, and haircare brands were identified and you can also shop for the products from these top brands on Shopee. (Psst, Shopee has been identified as the preferred e-commerce platform to shop for skincare and haircare products according to respondents in the survey, so you can be sure that there will be tons of great options for you to shop for!)