Blink, and we’re already welcoming March, but you know the drill. Along with a new month comes a fresh crop of exciting beauty products to add to your cart.
From cult-favourite upgrades to advanced, game-changing formulas, here’s everything we’re looking to get our hands on in the coming month.
Shiseido Eudermine Activating Essence
Developed to restore your skin’s natural radiance, Shiseido’s new essence is brimming with the brand’s unique fermented kefir extract, yuzu extract, and original skin-conditioning ingredient 4MSK, which is based on ActiveRED Technology.
Microparticles of oil penetrate deep into the skin to deliver lasting moisture, so you can reap clearer, brighter, more moisturised skin with continued use.
In an effort to become more sustainable, Eudermine comes in a refillable body that is created by applying LiquiForm®, a packaging technology that allows customers to reduce the amount of plastic disposed after use by 92%.
Shiseido Eudermine Activating Essence retails for S$145 and S$122 (refill) at Shiseido stores and counters on 1 March 2023.
Paula’s Choice’s Clinical Phytoestrogen Elasticity Renewal Serum
As we age and approach 40, our estrogen levels naturally decline during perimenopause, which affects our skin’s elasticity, density, and hydration.
However, new research has shown that applying non-hormonal, plant-based phytoestrogens on our skin can transform it, visibly improving the signs of ageing caused by an estrogen dip.
Enter: Paula’s Choice’s new phytoestrogen-infused serum, a potent face and neck formula that improves the look of elasticity and crepey texture. It also plumps up the appearance of thinning skin and smooths fine lines.
Paula’s Choice’s Clinical Phytoestrogen Elasticity Renewal Serum retails for S$85 on paulaschoice.sg.
Supergoop! Daily Dose Bioretinol + Mineral SPF 40
Supergoop! is switching up the retinol game by pairing it with sunscreen properties. It infuses Bioretinol (bakuchiol) and natural peptide L-carnosine with a mineral SPF to create a gentle formula that doesn’t irritate all skin types, even sensitive ones!
The powerful treatment is gentle enough for daily, daytime use to protect and strengthen your skin barrier. It also contains olive esters and glycerin to boost your skin’s moisture levels, so it appears plumper, fresher, and healthy.
You can use six to eight drops of this lightweight fluid and gently pat it on your skin as the final step in your routine. Even better, you can pair it with a mineral sunscreen for added protection.
Supergoop! Daily Dose Bioretinol + Mineral SPF 40 retails for S$76 on Sephora.sg.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Advanced Repair Barrier Cream
Specially developed with distressed and compromised skin barriers in mind, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Advanced Repair Barrier Cream relieves and repairs your skin.
It may look like a heavy balm at first, but it transforms into a fast-absorbing cream upon application. Armed with a unique Advanced Barrier Technology, the cream mimics your skin’s lipid structure to bolster your moisture barrier.
Infused with colloidal oatmeal and beta-glucan, the formula instantly soothes and comforts your skin, so sensitive skin can breathe easy.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Advanced Repair Barrier Cream retails for S$85 at Kiehl’s.
OLEHENRIKSEN Pout Preserve Peptide Lip Treatment
Fuller-looking lips in just one week – that’s the promise of OLEHENRIKSEN’s new lip treatment.
It’s powered by lip-specific peptides to preserve your pout’s visible volume and keep your lips looking and feeling smooth.
Scandinavian-inspired cloudberry seed oil is packed with antioxidants to nourish your lips while kokum and wild mango butter improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The lip treatment is also infused with vitamin C-rich açaí sterols that hydrate and condition the lips for the plumpest pout.
OLEHENRIKSEN Pout Preserve Peptide Lip Treatment retails for S$32 at sephora.sg and in-stores at Sephora Singapore.
CHANEL N°1 DE CHANEL Rich Revitalizing Cream
As we age, ceramides in our skin diminish both in quantity and quality, which dries out our skin, causing redness and wrinkles. To fight the effects of ceramide loss, CHANEL has created the Rich Revitalizing Cream.
Formulated with red camellia, it combats the signs of ageing with ease by boosting the vitality of your skin cells. When it’s nourished by camellia ceramides and a yeast extract, your skin will be well protected, even from cold weather.
CHANEL N°1 DE CHANEL Rich Revitalizing Cream retails for S$169 and S$143 (refill) at CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty boutiques in ION Orchard, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, VivoCity, JEM, Parkway Parade and Raffles City, and on the CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty E-Shop.
Clinique Take The Day Off™ Charcoal Cleansing Balm
If you’re a fan of Clinique’s OG Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm, you’ll be pleased to know that it now has a little sister.
This gentle and effective makeup remover is formulated with finely milled purifying Japanese charcoal, known as Kishu bincho-tan, to detoxify your pores from excess oil, leaving your skin clearer and deeply cleansed.
The solid balm transforms into a silky oil as you massage it onto your skin, melting away stubborn face and eye makeup, sunscreen, and pollutants. It rinses off completely without leaving a residue on the skin too.
Clinique Take The Day Off™ Charcoal Cleansing Balm retails for S$17 (30ml) and S$61 (125ml) at Sephora.sg.
CurrentBody Skin RF Device
Smooth fine lines and wrinkles, sculpt your jawline, and restore your skin’s glow with CurrrentBody’s easy-to-use RF treatment.
The handheld device uses the power of heat to instantly plump, firm, and smooth your skin, thereby reversing the signs of ageing. It tightens sagging skin, jowls, and reduces uneven skin texture after eight weeks of consistent use.
You can even choose between quick targeted treatment to address specific concerns.
CurrentBody Skin RF Device retails for S$499 at CurrentBody.
Dior Prestige White Crème Lumière Haute Réparation
In its new Crème Lumière Haute Réparation, Dior Prestige combines the regenerative powers of Rose de Granville with the brightening benefits of white rose. The floral duo reverses not only the signs of ageing, but also the chromatic damage of harsh UV rays.
The new cream repairs the skin and corrects discolouration to rejuvenate and illuminate your complexion. The result? Smoother, replenished, and younger-looking skin.
Dior Prestige White Crème Lumière Haute Réparation retails for S$690 at all Dior Beauty Boutiques, Counters, and on the Dior Beauty Online Boutique.
Trilogy’s new additions to the Rosehip collection
Trilogy has expanded its bestselling Rosehip collection with three new formulas to renew, brighten, and strengthen your skin.
- AHA Resurfacing Serum (S$79.90): This daily refining and smoothing serum sloughs off dead skin cells with Lime Pearl™ and prickly pear, while plumping your skin with plant-derived hyaluronic acid for smoother, brighter skin.
- Antioxidant+Defence Serum (S$79.90): The lightweight serum is packed with antioxidant-rich ingredients, such as French maritime pine, Rosapene™, and hibiscus flower extract to nourish, purify, and protect the skin from signs of ageing.
- Microbiome Complexion Renew Serum (S$79.90): Powered by ProRenew Complex and Kalibiome Age, this advanced serum works with the good bacteria in your skin to promote healthier, smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
Trilogy’s new serums are available at Beauté By Nature (Parkway Parade #B1-75/76) and the official Beauté By Nature website.
POLA Wrinkle Shot Geo Serum
Go ahead and live animatedly without the fear of developing deep-set wrinkles. POLA’s latest serum features the industry’s first “Motion-fit Veil”, which supports every expression and grants you healthy skin.
The “PROTEAN Shot Delivery Formulation” was developed to deliver the serum’s moisturising ingredients deep into your skin. Light and creamy, the serum hugs every contour of your face to plump it with abundant moisture.
You’ll see and feel softer, firmer skin with continued use.
POLA Wrinkle Shot Geo Serum retails for S$162 at Takashimaya Department Store, BHG Bugis Junction and online at Takashimaya Online, BHG Online, and escentials.com.
Benefit Cosmetics Pore Care range
Benefit Cosmetics’ The POREfessional is a holy grail primer for many of us, and now, the brand has specially developed a comprehensive collection of pore-smoothing products to help us clear, minimise, and smooth the look of pores.
These seven new additions are dermatologist-tested, gentle on the skin, and developed to work together. Plus, they won’t clog your pores!
- Speedy Smooth (S$64): A quick smoothing pore mask.
- Smooth Sip (S$65): A lightweight, smoothing moisturiser that minimises the appearance of pores.
- Good Cleanup (S$49): A foaming, pore-purifying cleanser.
- Tight’N’Toned (S$57): A pore-refining AHA and PHA toning foam.
- Deep Retreat (S$60): A pore-clearing clay mask.
- Get Unblocked (S$60): A pore-clearing cleansing oil that removes makeup
- All-In-One Mask Wand (S$35): A face mask applicator that doubles as a cleansing tool.
Benefit Cosmetics Pore Care range will be available from 9 March 2023 at Benefit Cosmetics, exclusively at Sephora stores, in-app, and online at sephora.sg.
SEKKISEI new Clear Wellness sunscreens
SEKKISEI has welcomed four new sunscreens to its Clear Wellness range. Each formula is packed with botanical ingredients to not only protect it from sun damage, but also prevent dark spots, dryness, and irritation for a clearer, more radiant complexion.
- Clear Wellness UV Sunscreen Essence Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ (S$28): A lightweight, milky sunscreen that contains Hokkaido-sourced Haskap extract and mallow extract to prevent sunburn and protect skin from intense UV damage caused by sun exposure. It’s also formulated with Seawater Ion Shield that forms a strengthened coat when exposed to seawater, making it water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.
- Clear Wellness UV Sunscreen Essence Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ (S$26): This refreshing gel sunscreen bursts with moisture and hugs the skin comfortably for all-day flexibility. It boasts the same new ingredients and provides lasting moisture without feeling sticky.
- Clear Wellness UV Sunscreen Tone Up SPF 35 PA+++ (S$23): This tone-correcting gel sunscreen has a lavender tinge that leaves skin naturally brighter while it floods the skin with lasting moisture.
- Clear Wellness UV Sunscreen Mild Milk SPF 50+ PA+++ (S$26): This ultra-light, milky sunscreen is designed for those with sensitive skin. It goes on smoothly without leaving a chalky, white residue.
SEKKISEI new Clear Wellness sunscreens are available exclusively at Shopee and will be available from 1 March 2023 at selected department stores and online at KOSE’s official stores on Shopee and Lazada.
The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter – Limited Edition Japanese Camellia Oil
The Body Shop’s bestselling cleansing balm has just gotten a limited-edition upgrade. Now, it’s infused with Japanese Tsubaki camellia seed oil, which lends a fresh, delicate scent to your cleansing routine.
The cleansing butter melts away stubborn makeup and grime effortlessly as it cocoons sensitive skin in nourishing oils.
The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter – Limited Edition Japanese Camellia Oil retails for S$27 at its official flagship store on Shopee, Lazada, and The Body Shop stores islandwide.
ALBION EXCIA Repair Intense Eye Cream
The skin around our eyes is much thinner than other parts of our face. To make matters worse, the eye area is highly active, which burns off adipose (fat) much quicker, making the area much more prone to losing volume.
To combat a sunken eye look, ALBION introduces the EXCIA Repair Intense Eye Cream. This daily eye cream intensely hydrates the delicate eye area to address fine lines and wrinkles.
The rich cream is powered by niacinamide and panthenol to smooth the look of fine lines, leaving you with smoother, brighter, plumped skin and a more energised look.
ALBION EXCIA Repair Intense Eye Cream retails for S$300 at ALBION counters located at Metro Paragon and Takashimaya Department Store, Cosmetics Department, Level 1.
RATIONALE #2 The Light Crème
RATIONALE’s latest moisturiser harnesses not one, not two, but three forms of vitamin C to deliver a shot of antioxidants to the skin. They’re paired with bioactive peptides and botanical extracts to even out the skin tone, soothe redness, and boost moisture levels for plumper, brighter skin.
It even boasts an Anti-Glycation Complex that helps to soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles, granting you a more youthful visage. Despite being a potent vitamin C-enriched cream, it’s still ideal for those who typically can’t tolerate vitamin C.
RATIONALE #2 The Light Crème retails for S$207 from 1 March 2023 at RATIONALE stores.
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer
If you thought the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer couldn’t get any better, think again.
Creative and image director for Dior Makeup, Peter Philips, has reinvented the lippie with a 90% natural-origin formula for a glistening shine that comes in a new palette of 31 shades in multiple finishes and intensities.
The revamped formula boasts plumping hyaluronic acid and nourishing cherry oil for a fuller pout that lasts.
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer retails for S$59 at all Dior Beauty Boutiques and Counters, Sephora stores and Sephora.sg. Selected shades are exclusively available on the Dior Beauty Online Boutique.
KVD Beauty® Good Apple Serum Foundation
You’ve met the TikTok-viral Good Apple Skin-Perfecting Foundation Balm and the Good Apple Lightweight Full-Coverage Concealer. Now meet KVD Beauty’s new Good Apple Serum Foundation, which combines the same lightweight full-coverage formula with a serum-like feel and natural finish.
The concentrated Elastomer Pigments in the formula blur pores and deliver maximum coverage for a flawless base. The foundation is also infused with antioxidant-rich apple extract to nourish and quince leaf extract to minimise shine and keep skin looking fresh for hours.
It’s transfer-proof and made for all-day wear – perfect for our humid climate. Even better, there are 40 shades to choose from.
KVD Beauty Good Apple Serum Foundation retails for S$64 at Sephora.sg and in-stores at Sephora Singapore.
Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Collection
Get ready for two new additions to Tom Ford Beauty’s Cherry Collection: Electric Cherry and Cherry Smoke.
- Electric Cherry Limited Edition Ultra-Shine Lip Color (S$90): A high-shine lippie in a vivid, cherry red hue that combines the seamless application of a lipstick, the lustre of a gloss, and the nourishment of a lip balm.
- Electric Cherry Limited Edition Eye Color Quad (S$152): Four pigmented, lustrous cherry eyeshadows in multi-textured hues.
- Cherry Smoke Limited Edition Eye Color Quad (S$152): An eyeshadow quad that features brick reds, rich burgundy, and deep wine hues.
- Cherry Smoke Limited Edition Refillable Cushion Compact (S$60): A luxe, refillable compact dressed in red packaging inspired by the private blend bottle.
Tom Ford Beauty’s Cherry Collection is available at TANGS at Tang Plaza, Beauty Hall Level 1, Tangs.com, and Takashimaya Department Store.
Gentle Hour Lip It Up Nourishing Lip Oil
Indonesian skincare brand Gentle Hour has teamed up with Indonesian singer Christie Hartono to create the new Lip It Up Nourishing Lip Oil.
This all-in-one lip care oil is formulated with five nourishing oils – olive, grapeseed, jojoba, castor, and macadamia – as well as plumping hyaluronic acid and moisturising vitamin E for intense hydration.
The lightweight, non-sticky lip oil relieves chapped lips fast, and you won’t have to reapply the formula constantly. Even better, it comes in three universally-flattering shades!
Gentle Hour Lip It Up Nourishing Lip Oil retails for S$14 on BEAUBIT.
KVD Beauty® Lock-It Pore Refining Face Primer
Tapping onto the same transfer-resistant Lock-It technology found in KVD Beauty’s bestselling Lock-It collection, the new Lock-It Pore Refining Face Primer has an added hydrating effect to help your foundation last even longer.
The ultra-cooling gel primer is infused with green lentil extract, which minimises the appearance of pores for a smooth, healthy-looking complexion. It also prevents your foundation from pilling, adding texture, or leaving a white cast.
KVD Beauty Lock-It Pore Refining Face Primer retails for S$54 at sephora.sg and in-store at Sephora Singapore.
THEFACESHOP fmgt New Bold Lipstick
Whether you prefer a lippie with a satin or matte finish, THEFACESHOP has you covered with two new textures.
To keep your lips plump and moisturised, both versions are formulated with eight types of oils that are rich in vitamin E, such as sea buckthorn, sunflower seed, cotton seed, black bean, and more.
- fmgt New Bold Velvet Lipstick (S$22): This velvety matte lippie comes in 11 highly pigmented shades.
- fmgt New Bold Sheer Glow Lipstick (S$22): Its soft, satin finish comes in nine natural, shiny shades.
THEFACESHOP fmgt New Bold Lipsticks are available exclusively at all THEFACESHOP – Nature Collection stores.
Fenty Beauty Fenty Icon Velvet Liquid Lipstick
A luxuriously creamy, whipped texture that delivers lasting, velvety matte colour… That’s what you’ll get with Fenty Beauty’s new game-changing liquid lipstick.
This plush, comfy formula won’t dry out or crack on your lips. And it comes in five flattering shades – go ahead and take your pick:
- H.B.I.C.: Deep garnet red
- BREAD WINN’R: Chocolate brown nude
- C-SUITE’HEART: Soft pink nude
- RIRI: Rose mauve nude
- THE MVP: Blue red
Fenty Beauty Fenty Icon Velvet Liquid Lipstick retails for S$43 at Sephora.sg and in-store at Sephora.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Matte Blush Wand
If you’ve been yearning for a less dewy version of Charlotte Tilbury’s bestselling Beauty Light Wand, your wish has been granted with the new Pillow Talk Matte Blush Wand.
Available in four universally flattering hues, the new blushes glide on for a matte pop of colour that lasts. Simply dot some on your cheeks, blend, and go!
Each shade is also infused with lumi-blur technology, a clever blend of light-reflecting pigments, including soft-focusing silica and glow gels that create a matte finish that’s never flat.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Matte Blush Wand retails for S$62 at Sephora.sg and at Sephora (ION, Ngee Ann City, West Gate, Marina Bay Sands, Vivocity, Raffles City, Tampines 1, Plaza Singapura).
Oribe Hair Alchemy Strengthening Masque
Oribe expands its award-winning Hair Alchemy collection with the new Hair Alchemy Strengthening Masque.
Specially designed for those with weak strands, this soft treatment mask deeply conditions your hair as it fortifies your tresses from the inside out. It restores elasticity to brittle locks and prevents breakage, so your hair will grow longer, stronger, and healthier.
The silicone-free formula is powered by ancient superfoods and phyto-technology to revive strands. Moisture-magnifying shea butter and yacoìn root quench and nourish weak hair as they prevent breakage.
You can use it once a week to treat fine, brittle hair, or as a daily intensive conditioner to moisturise textured, parched locks.
Hair Alchemy Strengthening Masque retails for S$92 on Oribe.com and at Oribe Salon Partners nationwide.
Bodycare and fragrance
Paula’s Choice’s Clinical Phytoestrogen Elasticity Renewal Body Treatment
Just like Paula’s Choice’s Clinical Phytoestrogen Elasticity Renewal Serum, the brand’s new Phytoestrogen Elasticity Renewal Body Treatment is made for estrogen-depleted skin.
This potent body treatment targets crepey skin on the chest, forearms, and hands to improve the appearance of thinning skin by promoting skin elasticity.
Use this once or twice daily on skin that’s noticeably thinning or crepey. Follow up with SPF 30 or higher if you’re using it during the day.
Paula’s Choice’s Clinical Phytoestrogen Elasticity Renewal Body Treatment retails for S$99 at paulaschoice.sg.
L’OCCITANE Shea Butter Shower Cream
Quench parched, sensitive skin as you shower with the new dermatologist-approved Shea Butter Shower Cream.
Formulated with 5% shea butter and a new scent that’s made for sensitive skin, this non-stripping shower cream leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft without any irritation.
L’OCCITANE Shea Butter Shower Cream retails for S$36 at L’OCCITANE boutiques nationwide and on L’OCCITANE’s online store.
Guerlain Jasmin Bonheur
Guerlain’s latest scent bursts open with a bouquet of florals – rose, iris, violet, and its star note, jasmine. To create the perfect jasmine, the flowers are sourced from three regions and are picked at dawn to preserve their fragrance.
The light, powdery scent is tinted with vibrant apricots and oranges for a relaxing, summery scent.
To celebrate Guerlain’s art of bottle and personalisation, its bottle caps can be customised with an array of limited-edition plants. The colour of the cord and seal that surrounds its bottleneck can also be changed.
Guerlain Maison Matisse Edition L’Art & La Matière Jasmin Bonheur retails for S$1,022, available in stores at ION Bee Garden boutique and Raffles City flagship boutique.
Givenchy Irresistible Rose Velvet Eau de Parfum
Rose is the star of the show in Givenchy’s new fragrance. The quartet of roses – Rose Essential©, Rose Water ©, Rose Ultimate©, and Rose Moschata – lend a powdery, velvety quality to the scent.
The new Irresistible Rose Velvet Eau de Parfum opens with juicy blackcurrant, which enhances the femininity of rose, before it is enveloped by milky patchouli and earthy sandalwood.
Its nude pink bottle is also composed of 2% recycled glass, with its box made with fibres from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified and sustainably managed forests.
Givenchy Irresistible Rose Velvet Eau de Parfum retails for S$140 (35ml), S$198 (50ml), S$233 (80ml) at Givenchy Beauty’s boutique at Raffles City Singapore and Sephora in-stores.
Tom Ford Electric Cherry and Cherry Smoke Eau de Parfum
Along with Tom Ford Beauty’s makeup releases, the brand has also launched two new scents: Electric Cherry and Cherry Smoke Eau de Parfum.
Electric Cherry combines the tartness of morello cherry with notes of ginger, jasmine sambac, and pink peppercorn for a little spice.
Meanwhile, Cherry Smoke opens with notes of dark cherry, enhanced by exotic saffron, white flowers, and osmanthus. A smoked wood accord ties it all together to create a simmering scent.
Tom Ford Electric Cherry and Cherry Smoke Eau de Parfum retail for S$355 (30ml) and S$575 (50ml) each, available at TANGS at Tang Plaza, Beauty Hall Level 1, Tangs.com, and Takashimaya Department Store.
Armani Privé SANTAL DĀN SHĀ
Armani Privé seeks to capture Chinese palaces and their dreamlike regal gardens with its new SANTAL DĀN SHĀ fragrance.
Sandalwood is a nod to the abundance of their lush landscape, and it creates a tranquil mood. Meanwhile, the freshness of bergamot and the aromatic spices of cardamom create a captivating, dreamy fragrance that soothes the senses.
The peppery heart of the fragrance is accented with a violet leaf accord and Elemi, a resin extracted from tropical trees.
Armani Privé SANTAL DĀN SHĀ retails for S$242 (100ml) and is now available at Tangs.com.