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It’s wild to think that we’re already four months into 2022, and much has changed for all of us. Restrictions have eased even further, which grants us even more freedom to bare our gorgeous faces – safely, of course.

To help you look and feel your absolute best, beauty brands are rewarding us with a bunch of newness, from a night serum that truly does it all to an array of intoxicating fragrances.

Get ready to meet your new beauty essentials.

Skincare

Supergoop! Every. Single. Face

sephora launches 2022 apr to jul supergoop

Quite possibly Supergoop!’s most lightweight sunscreen to date, the Every. Single. Face is really designed to suit every single face.

It’s formulated for all skin types, tones, and routines. Even better, it leaves no white cast and feels oh-so refreshing and cooling upon application. Plus, it settles to a natural, non-greasy finish that your complexion will adore, whether you have dry or oily skin.

This simple, easy-to-wear SPF protects your skin against a full spectrum of environmental aggressors, including UV rays, blue light, pollutants, and infrared radiation.

Supergoop! Every. Single. Face will be available at Sephora from 12 May 2022. Price TBC.

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Aqua Protect Lotion

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Strong SPF50+ PA++++ protection isn’t enough for Bioré, which is why it has added the new Aqua Capsule Technology (encapsulating UV Protect ingredients into nano-sized capsules) into its formula.

These capsules disintegrate and transform into a water-like texture that spreads easily over the skin to form an even, thin, yet powerful water-resistant, UV protective film.

Infused with hyaluronic acid, royal jelly extract, and glycerin, the sunscreen quenches parched skin and boosts collagen production to keep your complexion protected and hydrated. It even has light-reflecting particles for that extra glow.

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Aqua Protect Lotion (70ml) retails for S$21.90 and is available from May 2022 at all leading pharmacies, Welcia BHG as well as Bioré Official Stores on Shopee and Lazada.

Glowgear The Powerglow 3-in-1 Microcurrent Device With NASA-Inspired LED Lights

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Meet your new favourite do-it-all skincare device. This powerful, non-invasive facial rejuvenating tool features PowerTone microcurrents that deeply activate your facial muscles for an effective tone and lift.

It comes with two interchangeable attachments heads for the eyes and face, giving you the freedom to personalise your session. There’s also an LED head that grants you four light settings – red, blue, yellow, and mixed LED – for the ultimate at-home treatment. Say hello to more even skin tone, fewer fine lines, and reduced breakouts.

Glowgear The Powerglow 3-in-1 Microcurrent Device With NASA-Inspired LED Lights retails for S$198 at Sephora.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir

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Loved by celebs, makeup artists, and beauty enthusiasts worldwide, Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir has received a little makeover and we absolutely adore it.

It boasts the same refreshing formula, containing a blend of 100% natural ingredients, such as rose, rosemary, lemon balm, peppermint, and grape extract that work to hydrate, soothe, and tighten the look of pores.

Use it as a priming base, setting spray, midday pick-me-up, or even as an aftershave for men.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir retails for S$70 (100ml) and S$24 (30ml) at Sephora.sg and in-stores.

OLEHENRIKSEN Barrier Booster Orange Ferment Essence

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Joining OLEHENRIKSEN’s Truth Collection is the new Barrier Booster Orange Ferment Essence. It’s a lightweight yet potent formula that doubles your skin’s hydration levels as it brightens and protects your complexion against harmful free radicals and pollution.

The vegan formula utilises only the active and essential parts of an orange. It’s chock full of vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, polyglutamic acid, and niacinamide, which restore radiance, hydrate, and even out your skin tone for a gorgeous glow.

OLEHENRIKSEN Barrier Booster Orange Ferment Essence retails for S$66 at Sephora.sg and in-stores at Sephora Singapore.

Sigi Skin Youth Beam Anti-ageing Night Serum

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Probiotic skincare is all the rage right now, but Sigi Skin’s latest serum harnesses the power of all three biotics: prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics. After 24 hours of application, clinical studies show that the skin’s good bacteria was bumped up by 156%, which creates a thriving environment for your microbiome.

The night serum is also loaded with antioxidant-rich ingredients, such as reishi mushroom and ginger root extracts, to help hydrate and prevent premature skin ageing.

There’s also pine bark extracts to reduce the look of fine lines and prevent inflammation, making it great for all skin types.

Sigi Skin Youth Beam retails for S$99 on SigiSkin.com.

Philosophy Hope In A Jar Collection

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An iconic skincare range, Philosophy’s Hope In A Jar collection has been reformulated with boosted technologies.

It features enhanced hyaluronic acid, which has a smaller molecular size to penetrate the skin quicker and deeper, as well as silicium derivate, an ingredient that can be found naturally in the skin. Together, they encourage your skin to produce its own hyaluronic acid.

The new collection features six products:

  • Biome-balance Glow Serum: Provides long-lasting skin barrier protection.
  • Smooth-glow Multi-tasking Moisturizer: Now clinically proven to hydrate, boost radiance, and smooth wrinkles.
  • Eye Revival Serum-in-Cream: For a smoother and more supple eye area.
  • Water Cream: Lightweight, fast-absorbing cream that increases skin’s hydration level by 86%, delivers a cooling burst of 72-hour hydration, and primes skin for makeup.
  • Instant Glow Peeling Mousse: Contains a combination of physical and enzymatic exfoliants for baby smooth skin. It only takes one minute to glow.
  • Skin-resurrection Overnight Power Hydrator: A night moisturiser that boosts the skin’s ability to fight dehydration, dullness, and rough texture.

Philosophy Hope In A Jar Collection is available at Sephora stores and online on Sephora.sg.

Drunk Elephant Wonderwild™ Miracle Butter

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If your skin’s dry, chapped, and irritated, reach for Drunk Elephant’s nourishing salve, which lends your skin’s natural healing abilities a hand.

Plant oils that are rich in antioxidants and fatty acids, such as meadowfoam, pumpkin, green tea seed, kukui, and rosehip replenish your skin’s vital lipids, while restorative plant butters like marula, shea, cupuaçu, and mango protect the skin from environmental stressors.

Together, they strengthen a compromised skin barrier for your healthiest skin ever. Since it is a balm, a little goes a very long way. You can even apply it to dry elbows, cracked heels, and chapped lips.

Drunk Elephant Wonderwild™ Miracle Butter retails for S$55 at Sephora.sg and at Sephora ION, Ngee Ann City, West Gate, Tampines 1 and NEX Mall from May 2022.

Makeup

Pat McGrath Labs Divine Blush

sephora launches 2022 apr to jul pat mcgrath blushes

This is Pat McGrath’s most requested launch ever. These blushers have a featherlight, long-wearing formula in both demi-matte and satin finishes. The superfine powder pigments deliver ultra-soft, blendable application and gorgeous buildable colour.

Available in nine shades, the blush lends a wash of customisable colour that’s tailored to every skin tone and type. It’s also embossed with pretty roses and sublime sun rays – we can’t bear to use them!

Pat McGrath Labs Divine Blush will be available at Sephora from 3 May 2022. Price TBC.

Dior Summer 2022 Collection

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Inspired by a summer’s day on the French Riviera, Dior’s Summer 2022 Collection celebrates sunkissed skin. It explores sublime textures and natural, warm shades to give you that golden hour glow.

The collection features couture eyeshadow palettes for an arresting gaze, as well as lip tints, balms, and oils for your juiciest pout ever. Even better, the collection has unveiled a new limited edition cushion, which features the iconic bayadere motif.

Of course, it also shines the spotlight on its new highlighting powders and nail polishes for the ultimate finishing touches.

Check out the full collection here.

Dior Beauty Summer 2022 Collection will be available at all Dior Beauty boutiques and counters from 1 May 2022. The collection is now available online at Dior Beauty Online Boutique.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Dreams Luxury Eyeshadow Palette

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Charlotte Tilbury’s signature Pillow Talk collection has welcomed new members to the family, which includes the stunning Pillow Talk Dreams Luxury Eyeshadow Palette.

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It features four universally flattering shades: a pearlescent rose gold, matte dusky rose, matte berry brown, and a shimmery rosebud pink. Wear it sheer and soft for a dreamy day look or dial up the glitter and take it to the dance floor!

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Dreams Luxury Eyeshadow Palette retails for S$90 at Sephora.sg and selected Sephora stores.

Benefit Cosmetics Badgal Bang Waterproof Mascara

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If you love Benefit Cosmetics’ volumising Badgal Bang Mascara, then you’ll fall head over heels for its new waterproof version. This formula features lightweight aero-particles that create major volume without weighing your lashes down.

It layers on easily for an even bigger impact, thanks to the Slimpact! brush that’s designed to coat every lash from root to tip, corner to corner.

Benefit Cosmetics Badgal Bang Waterproof Mascara retails for S$44 at Sephora.

Haircare

Christophe Robin Purifying Shampoo with Thermal Mud

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A new and improved formulation of Christophe Robin’s Purifying Shampoo with Jujube Bark Extract, the Purifying Shampoo with Thermal Mud will care for stressed scalps.

It detoxifies your hair and scalp daily, drawing out impurities and pollution particles from your tresses for an exceptionally clean, fresh feeling. Its thermal clay stimulates your scalp and softens your lengths for hydrated, healthy-looking hair.

The shampoo is also enriched with Glacial Baltic Sea Red Algae Extract, which provides a resurfacing action to smooth and protect your hair cuticles from damage caused by pollutants and harsh environmental factors, while helping to extend your time between washes.

Christophe Robin Purifying Shampoo with Thermal Mud will be available at Sephora from 16 May 2022. Price TBC.

Ouai Scalp Serum

sephora launches 2022 apr to jul ouai scalp serum

The way to healthy hair starts with your scalp, and Ouai’s new Scalp Serum draws inspiration from skincare. It works to balance and hydrate the scalp, creating an ideal environment to pave the way for thicker, fuller tresses.

Combined with hyaluronic acid, adaptogens like arctic root, Siberian ginseng, and Chaga mushroom in the formula infuse hydration to your scalp. Red Clover Flower Extract reduces scalp discomfort from styling, while peptides support the appearance of thicker, healthier hair.

You can apply it day or night on wet or dry hair.

Ouai Scalp Serum will be available at Sephora from 12 May 2022. Price TBC.

Bodycare & fragrances

Gentle Mood Back To Basics Soap Bars

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Homegrown beauty label Gentle Mood has launched a new series of bar soaps that are both good for the skin and the environment. Crafted with natural ingredients, these bar soaps target an array of skin woes, from rough, dry skin to back acne.

Take your pick from these four new additions:

  • Pink Salt + Bergamot (S$13.50 for 100g): Pink Himalayan salt sloughs off dead skin cells, and it’s also rich in minerals and anti-inflammatory properties, which heal and soothe skin irritation. The bar also contains calming mugwort and revitalising Australian reef red clay.
  • Tea Tree + Charcoal (S$11.50 for 65g): Tackle troubled skin and blemishes with purifying tea tree and bamboo charcoal, which absorbs impurities from the skin.
  • Peppermint + Coffee (S$11.50 for 65g): Made with upcycled coffee grounds, this bar soap gently exfoliates the skin. Plus, it has peppermint essential oil to refresh your senses in the shower.
  • Lemongrass + Spearmint (S$10.50 for 65g): Creating with a zero-waste ethos, this bar is made with repurposed soap ends and bits, and scented with aromatic lemongrass and sweet spearmint.

Gentle Mood Back To Basics Soap Bars are available at GentleMood.co.

MALIN+GOETZ Strawberry Eau de Parfum & Tomato Candle

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MALIN+GOETZ’s (un)florals is a unique collection of perfumes and candles that pair opposite yet complementary notes to create unexpected scents.

This time, it’s reimagining the common garden strawberry. This fragrance opens with sparkling top notes of bergamot, mara strawberry, and pink pepper, revealing a heart of jasmine petals and fresh woodland greens.

It then settles to unveil a woody, earthy base of cedarwood, oakmoss, musk, and orris root.

MALIN+GOETZ Strawberry Eau de Parfum retails for S$146 (50ml) at all escentials stores and escentials.com. It will also be available at Sephora ION Orchard and Sephora.sg from 10 May 2022.

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Inspired by the founders’ passion for gardening, the new limited edition Tomato Candle is a bright and fresh scent that opens with an array of freshly-picked basil, lavender, and cool mint leaves.

It opens up a little more to reveal notes of tomato, mandarin, and petitgrain, which are grounded by a deep base of cedarwood and green pepper. Just the summery scent we were looking for.

MALIN+GOETZ Tomato Candle retails for S$84 (260ml) at all escentials stores and escentials.com. It will also be available at Sephora ION Orchard and Sephora.sg from 10 May 2022.

CHANEL Les Eaux De Chanel Paris-Paris Eau de Toilette

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Inspired by the effortless elegance and inimitable style of Parisian women, CHANEL’s In-House Perfumer-Creator Olivier Polge created a sparkling floral fragrance.

A fresh, spicy damascena rose is bolstered by a zing of citrus accents, heightened by the sharpness of pink peppercorn extract and a smooth patchouli base.

The rose-coloured fragrance is housed in a lightweight glass bottle that’s inspired by the stone facades of Parisian buildings in the early morning sun. Topped with a black bio-based cap, the fragrance is slipped into corrugated cardboard packaging that makes it easier to recycle.

CHANEL Les Eaux De Chanel Paris-Paris Eau de Toilette retails for S$220 (125ml) at CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty boutiques and Takashimaya Counter from 5 May 2022. It will also be available on the CHANEL Fragrance & Beauty E-Shop from 5 May 2022.

Dior Miss Dior Rose Essence

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To give the Miss Dior fragrance the most beautiful and precious of floral waters, Dior has chosen to distil the entire May Rose harvest from the Domaine de Manon for the very first time.

This impressive feat celebrates the unique sensuality of the May Rose’s petals, exquisite green stems, and accents of its native soil. The glistening rose water is complemented with notes of woody vetiver, patchouli, as well as a powerful guaiac note.

Dior Miss Dior Rose Essence retails for S$320 (100ml) and will be available exclusively at Dior Beauty boutiques (ION, MBS, Raffles City, Jem) from 1 May 2022. It will also be available online on Dior Beauty Online Boutique.

Bvlgari Spettacolore Eau de Parfum

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If you can’t travel to Puglia, Italy, fret not. Bvlgari will transport you there with its newest Spettacolore Eau de Parfum.

Inspired by one of the most incredible Italian celebrations, the Festa della Luce or Festival of Lights, Spettacolore evokes the vibrant atmosphere of the night with its warm, amber notes.

It is also infused with sparkling, radiant notes to represent fireworks on a special night.

Bvlgari Spettacolore Eau de Parfum retails for S$375 at Bvlgari.com.

Carolina Herrera Very Good Girl Glam Parfum

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Now available in a saturated red, the Very Good Girl Glam Parfum flaunts a deepened hue that shines at every angle.

Its base note of vanilla has been intensified and combined with principal ingredients of cherry and rose, and it bears a woodiness at the root of its olfactory composition.

Carolina Herrera Very Good Girl Glam Parfum retails for S$224 (80ml) and S$176 (50ml), available at Sephora, TANGS at Tang Plaza, TANGS at Vivocity, Takashimaya, Metro Paragon, Metro Woodlands, and BHG Bugis from 11 May 2022.

Carolina Herrera Bad Boy Cobalt Eau de Parfum

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The iconic Bad Boy lightning bolt perfume bottle now comes in a fresh cobalt blue look.

Lively citrus accents, pink pepper, and geranium notes give the fragrance a jolt of energy, while mineral notes of truffle accord, oakwood, vetiver, and cedarwood create a hooking base.

A masculine scent that’s fresh and slightly floral.

Carolina Herrera Bad Boy Cobalt Eau de Parfum retails for S$163 (100ml) and S$118 (50ml), available at Sephora, TANGS at Tang Plaza, TANGS at Vivocity, Takashimaya, Metro Paragon, Metro Woodlands, and BHG Bugis from 11 May 2022.

Paco Rabanne 1 Million Elixir Eau de Parfum

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Paco Rabanne welcomes a new fragrance in its masculine fragrance line 1 Million. The 1 Million Elixir is an intoxicating blend of rich, fruity-floral notes, warm, vanilla-infused woods, and liquor-like herbs.

Sweet apple oil bursts at first spritz with hints of davana leaves, before paving the way for Turkish rose and osmanthus. It then settles with leathery, apricot notes, tonka beans, patchouli, and cedarwood oil. A sublime scent.

Paco Rabanne 1 Million Elixir retails for S$174 (100ml) and S$128 (50ml), available at Sephora, TANGS at Tang Plaza, TANGS at VivoCity, Takashimaya D.S., Metro Paragon, Metro Causeway Point, and BHG Bugis from May 2022.