We’re really spoilt for choice with the variety of new beauty items arriving this month. Brands are constantly updating and upgrading their product lines, whether it’s through improving their formula and shade selections or introducing brand-new items that have never been seen before.
This means we’re always blessed with something new and exciting to explore and pamper ourselves with. Keep reading to learn about the newest products to hit our shelves this March!
Laneige Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Cream (Oily/Dry)
The Korean brand is introducing the seventh generation of their bestselling Water Bank line, which has been specially created to deeply hydrate and repair sensitive and dehydrated skin.
Developed with the brand new and exclusive Blue Hyaluronic Acid after a whopping 38 years of research and development, the new Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic line includes nine products designed to work together to strengthen the skin barrier by three times and repair damaged skin barrier by 300%!*
We’re especially intrigued that the Blue Hyaluronic Acid molecules are 2,000 times smaller than regular hyaluronic acid molecules, which means that it is absorbed 264% faster according to Laneige. This provides the skin with next-level hydration and helps it retain moisture longer.
*Limited to properties of Blue Hyaluronic Acid (In-vitro comparison of normal high molecular weight HA and Blue HA).
innisfree Retinol Cica Repair Ampoule
Anyone interested in skincare would know that retinol is the gold standard when it comes to solving a multitude of skin issues. However, those with sensitive skin find themselves unable to stick to using retinol in their routines because of the itching, flaking, and skin irritation that comes along with it.
With this in mind, innisfree has created the Retinol Cica Repair Ampoule specifically for troubled skin, especially those suffering from blemishes and post-acne scarring. While a lot of retinol products on the market are oil-based, innisfree’s new product is watery and non-sticky.
The ampoule has been tested and proven to relieve temporary redness induced by the wearing of face masks and even repair skin barrier damage due to external irritants.
It contains the soothing Jeju Cica Liposomlogy™ complex – an innovative combination of green tea ceramide, centella asiatica and Jeju green soybean hyaluronic acid. This means that it is gentle on your skin and doesn’t cause the usual dryness and flaking associated with retinol use. It further strengthens your skin’s elasticity and reduces pore size and hyperpigmentation from acne.
innisfree Retinol Cica Repair Ampoule retails for S$51 (30ml) on the official innisfree store on Lazada and will be available at all innisfree Singapore stores and the official innisfree e-store from 1 March 2022.
Dior La Mousse OFF/ON Cleanser
The newest addition to the Dior Prestige skincare ritual, this foaming cleanser is also a makeup remover and is designed to work for every skin type, including the most sensitive.
It contains water lilies from the new Latour-Marliac Dior garden, which is capable of trapping heavy metals in order to purify and detoxify surrounding water. The comforting, natural-origin ingredients purify and rebalance your skin, leaving it clean and fresh at the end of the day.
The Dior La Mousse OFF/ON Cleanser is priced at S$69 (150g) and will be available online and at Dior Beauty boutiques and counters from 1 March 2022.
La Prairie White Caviar Essence Extraordinaire
While skincare for mature skin in the Western world is often focused on preventing and treating wrinkles, the focus in Asian countries tends to be on targeting hyperpigmentation and achieving bright, clear skin.
La Prairie’s White Caviar Essence Extraordinaire contains Lumidose, a proprietary patented molecule that is said to be the most potent inhibitor of human tyrosinase, which is the enzyme in our body responsible for the formation of melanin. The molecule was identified as the most powerful active ingredient for brightening after 15 years of research and screening more than 50,000 ingredients.
White Caviar Essence Extraordinaire also features La Prairie’s signature Swiss Golden Caviar Extract which supports collagen production to plump and firm the skin while increasing luminosity, as well as La Prairie’s Exclusive Cellular Complex. The gel-to-water essence is applied after cleansing and protects skin from pollution and oxidative stress, leaving it from and feeling refreshed.
La Prairie White Caviar Essence Extraordinaire ($680) is available from 15 March 2022 at all La Prairie counters at Tangs at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya, Metro Paragon, One Assembly, and La Prairie’s ION Flagship Boutique.
Vichy LiftActiv B3 Anti-Dark Spot Serum
This hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic serum reduces the appearance of dark spots, which can appear on our face due to sun exposure, ageing, skin injuries or inflammation. It contains no fragrance, alcohol, or colourants, making it suitable for sensitive skin.
The serum combines highly concentrated active components such as niacinamide (13%) and glycolic acid as well as a peeling complex for total anti-pigmentation efficiency against both surface and deep-rooted dark spots. Because it contains an AHA, make sure you use an SPF and limit your sun exposure when using this product.
Our editor Kristen tested the serum on her hyperpigmentation for a month – click here to see how it performed!
Vichy LiftActiv B3 Anti-Dark Spot Serum retails for S$79 at Watsons stores and online.
FILORGA SKIN-UNIFY range
Have you ever noticed that photo-taking apps and social media filters all correct complexion evenness? This is because a clear and even complexion makes you appear fresher and younger, so it’s not surprising that even skin is so highly coveted.
Inspired by three aesthetic medical procedures – laser, peel, and medical strobing, French brand FILORGA has created their new SKIN-UNIFY range for women to achieve a perfected complexion.
The line is formulated with three active ingredients that target melanin – vitamin C, Glabridin, and seaweed extract, to visibly reduce pigmentation and dark spots.
In a study of 30 women after 14 days of twice-daily use, 93% of them saw a more even complexion and more luminous skin, while 83% saw a reduction in dark spots.
The FILORGA SKIN-UNIFY range is available on the Official Lazada Flagship Store. SKIN-UNIFY CREAM will be available from March 2022.
Dior Forever – Matte Finish and Skin Glow
The iconic Dior Forever foundation has been reformulated for 2022, with eco-friendly packaging and an improved no-transfer, “life-proof” formula that’s ideal for our tropical climate. It is resistant to heat, humidity, stress, and signs of fatigue, and has been tested in hot and humid conditions up to 33°C.
The Dior Forever Matte Finish promises a matte, non-transfer complexion for 24 hours, an ideal formula for wearing underneath face masks. In tests performed on women with fast-paced city lifestyles, the foundation held up for 24 hours, all while retaining its high coverage and lightweight, “second skin” feel.
It’s also available in a moisturising Skin Glow version. Both the matte and luminous formulas have an 86% floral skincare base, including Iris, Pansy, and Nasturtium extracts that protect and hydrate the skin. The full range features 43 shades across different undertones, with 15 shades available in Singapore.
The new generation Dior Forever and Dior Forever Skin Glow (both 30ml) are now available for S$94 at all Dior Beauty boutiques and counters, as well as on the Dior Beauty Online Boutique.
Chanel Rouge Coco Baume
This is the perfect lip product for those who suffer from chronically dry lips or simply dislike the look and feel of matte lipsticks. Chanel Rouge Coco Baume is the most moisturising and hydrating of Chanel’s lipsticks, which combines the high pigments of lipstick with the nourishing properties of a lip balm.
The gorgeous minimalist packaging is an all-white version of Chanel’s Rouge Coco line, and the formula keeps your lips well-moisturised for up to eight hours.
In addition to Dreamy White, a clear, pearlescent colour, Chanel Rouge Coco Baume is available in six pretty shades: Natural Charm – a caramel beige, Flirty Coral – a luminous coral, My Rose – a fresh pink, In Love – a bright red, Passion Pink – a vibrant fuchsia, and Fall for Me – a brown burgundy.
Chanel Rouge Coco Baume is available at all Chanel Fragrance & Beauty boutiques and counters from 1 March 2022, as well as on the Chanel Fragrance & Beauty E-Shop.
Fenty Icon Lipsticks
In keeping with the recent trend of nourishing lip products that are healthy for the lips, this new launch from Fenty Beauty is designed to give you a fuss-free, luxurious look with just one swipe.
You’ll love its highly pigmented formula that feels smooth and lightweight, with moisturising and plumping ingredients such as amino acids and vitamins C and E.
The range includes five gorgeous “milk tea” shades that we’ve definitely got on our wishlist. Click here to find out which ones they are!
Fun fact: the unique shape of the lipstick bullet is inspired by Rihanna’s signature Cupid’s bow, and makes lipstick application a breeze. The heavy metallic case is available in two shades – Matte Black and Metallic Nude.
Fenty Beauty Fenty Icon Refillable Lipstick is available online at Sephora.sg, and in-store at Sephora stores. The refills retail for S$34 each and the case retails for S$20. Refills and cases are sold separately.
NUDESTIX Nudies Matte Blush in Picante
The best-selling Nudies range is adding the new hot orangey-red Picante shade, which was developed in collaboration with Canadian beauty influencer Allana Davison.
It’s inspired by Allana’s happiest moments spent sipping margaritas and walking on the warm sandy beaches of Mexico, and we can certainly tell from the warm, happy colour.
The adorable multi-tasking chubby sticks are dual-ended, with a removable blending brush that can be twisted off for easy washing. Picante is also available in a three-piece limited edition kit, which includes a Nudies Blush (Picante), Nudies Bronze (Bondi Bae), and Nudies Glow (Bubbly Bebe).
The NUDESTIX Nudies Matte Blush in Picante retails at S$50 and will be available at all Sephora stores in Singapore and online from 10 March 2022. The Beachy Nudes 3-Piece Mini Kit retails at S$40 and will also be available at all Sephora stores in Singapore and online.
NUDESTIX NudeGold Glam Festival Palette
Curated by the co-founders of NUDESTIX – Jenny, Taylor, and Ally Frankel – this palette is a six-piece limited edition set that includes the Magnetic Luminous Eye Colour, Nude Lip Glace, and Magnetic Matte Lip Colours. It comes in a custom festival-inspired tin with a mirror created by live artist Jessica Gorlicky.
This handy kit is perfect for lovers of nudes, golds, and earth tones. It has four very wearable bronzey shadows, a matte tan-nude lip colour reminiscent of the ’60s, and a new glossy, nude rose-gold shimmery gloss.
As part of NUDESTIX’s sustainability efforts, for every NudeGold Glam Palette sold in April, the brand will be donating to plant a tree with The Canopy Project, an Earth Day Organisation. Here’s to looking good while being kind to the planet at the same time!
The NUDESTIX NudeGold Glam Festival Palette will be available for S$96 at all Sephora stores in Singapore and online from 10 March 2022.
Sisley Phyto-Blanc Le Cushion
From French luxury brand Sisley, this is a hybrid makeup and skincare product that gives buildable coverage and a glowy, radiant effect to balance the skin.
It contains the patented Phyto-Blanc brightening complex, which features four key ingredients: Pea Peptide Extract, Hexylresorcinol, Wild Thyme Extract, and vitamin B3, which work together to target the four stages of melanin production and reduce dark spots.
If you’re a fan of the fresh “no-makeup” makeup look, you will enjoy the light, creamy texture that melts into the skin and gives a sheer, radiant finish. It also has a delicate scent of heliotrope, rose, and musk.
The cushion has SPF50+ and PA++++, which provide protection against UVA and UVB rays. There are five shades currently available.
The Sisley Phyto-Blanc Le Cushion retails for S$165 and is available at Sisley Paris stores and the Sisley Paris Flagship Boutique at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. You can also purchase it for S$147 on Selfridges, and the refills at S$113 on Selfridges, or S$102 (U.P. S$120) on Metro.
Sisley Phyto-Rouge Shine
Similar to the new launches from Fenty and Chanel, Sisley is releasing its own hybrid lipstick and lipcare product. Phyto-Rouge Shine gives you lipstick-like coverage and a gloss-like lustre.
The slimline case is refillable and features the brand’s iconic white and gold zebra print. There are 12 alluring colours and four colour families in the range, with three nudes, four pinks, two oranges, and three reds.
The luxurious formula includes Padina Pavonica extract, which promotes the synthesis of hyaluronic acid and gives your lips a bouncy plumping effect.
It also features microspheres with Konjac Glucomannans and hyaluronic acid, which absorb moisture from the dermis, expand, and maintain the lips’ water content. Jojoba and moringa oils provide comfort and softness, leaving lips silkier and softer with repeated applications.
The Sisley Phyto-Rouge Shine retails for S$65 for the lipstick case and refill, and S$52 for the individual refills. It’s available at Sisley Paris stores and the Sisley Paris Flagship Boutique at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. You can also purchase it for S$64 online on Selfridges.
VERDURE Purifying Volume Boost Shampoo
VERDURE is a homegrown botanical haircare brand specialising in scientifically-formulated products for hair loss and thinning hair. Their new Purifying Volume Boost Shampoo is designed specifically to volumise flat and limp hair.
In an urban environment coupled with heat and humidity, our hair is especially vulnerable to pollution and build-up, which results in lifeless, greasy locks. This deep cleansing sulphate-free formula rejuvenates the scalp and washes off dirt, oil, and buildup, restoring natural volume and bounce.
VERDURE Purifying Volume Boost Shampoo retails for S$48 on www.verdurehair.com and at all ESTETICA Beauty Studios located island-wide.
Bodycare & Fragrances
EX NIHILO Iris Porcelana
The dynamic and innovative Parisian fragrance house EX NIHILO has never shied away from breaking the rules of traditional high perfumery. They spare no expense in sourcing only the purest natural ingredients for their fragrances and work with the top Master perfumers in the world.
EX NIHILO is now launching their newest perfume – Iris Porcelana, which was created by Dalia Izem, a French Master perfumer living in Dubai. The heart of the perfume is the exclusive Iris Pallida flower, one of the most prized and expensive fragrance ingredients on the planet.
In fact, it takes approximately six years and 13 tonnes of rhizomes to obtain just one kilo of absolute, and the highly coveted flowers are only found in France or Tuscany in Italy.
Iris Porcelana has top notes of violet leaf accord, heart notes of iris and rose, and base notes of sandalwood, musks, and cedarwood. If you’re a niche fragrance lover in search of a unique, intensely addictive second skin perfume, you’ll want to give this remarkable scent a try.
Iris Porcelana retails for S$440 for 100ml and S$300 for 50ml online, and at AMARIS Paragon and Isetan Scotts. It’s coming soon to AMARIS Vivocity and Takashimaya S.C., Ngee Ann City.
Paco Rabanne Phantom Legion
This is the original Phantom Eau de Toilette scent, with a collector’s limited edition combat-print bottle inspired by the gaming world. The vegan men’s fragrance is a mix of lemon, creamy lavender, and woody vanilla, formulated with natural and sustainably grown, ethically harvested natural materials.
The futuristic robot bottle has an NFC chip inserted in the spray cap, allowing you to unlock exclusive content by simply tapping it with your smartphone.
The new Paco Rabanne PHANTOM LEGION retails for S$153.00 and is exclusively available from 10th March 2022 on Sephora. From 1st April 2022, it will be available at major department stores – TANGS at Tang Plaza, TANGS at VivoCity, Takashimaya D.S., Metro Paragon, Metro Causeway Point, & BHG Bugis.
Krave Beauty Great Body Relief
We’re so excited that Krave Beauty’s hero product, Great Barrier Relief, is now in the format of a body lotion! Founder Liah Yoo created the body lotion when she realised that many users of the Great Barrier Relief serum applied it on dry or irritated areas on their bodies and saw great results.
While effective, using the small bottle in this way would be rather pricey for customers in the long run, which is why the brand has formulated a version specially for the body.
The Great Body Relief lotion is made to replenish the lipids and fatty acids your skin needs, which it can lose due to various reasons such as hot showers, environmental stressors, and sensitive skin conditions.
Like the serum, it contains tamanu oil, which is a superstar ingredient that repairs and rejuvenates skin while helping to fade discolouration and hyperpigmentation.
Other nourishing ingredients include ceramides – which are the building blocks of your skin barrier, squalane oil, and rosehip oil, all of which work together to deeply moisturise without being too occlusive or greasy.
Great Body Relief is available for ∼ S$33.81 on Krave Beauty’s website.