With new beauty products dropping at dizzying rates, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to make it easier for you to sort through the latest launches, so we pored over every single launch to find the standouts each month.
From a colour-adapting foundation to a refreshing facial mist with SPF, these are the best skincare, makeup and fragrances worth splurging on this September.
Fresh Tea Elixir Skin Resilience Activating Serum
This restorative serum from Fresh Beauty taps on the benefits of a powerful tea sourced from the Bois Cheri Farm in Mauritius. The adaptive tea plant boosts your skin’s resilience and resistance to stressors that cause visible signs of ageing, so you can say hello to smoother, glowier, bouncier skin.
It also contains niacinamide to refine the appearance of pores, 5kDA hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate and smooth out visible lines, ceramide III to bolster the skin’s barrier, as well as ocean kelp to improve your skin texture.
Fresh Tea Elixir Skin Resilience Activating Serum retails for S$135 (30ml) and S$188 (50ml). The 30ml version is now available at Sephora stores and Sephora.sg, while both sizes will be available from 1 September 2022 at fresh Boutiques ION B3-46, Raffles City 01-43, JEM Beauty Kitchen 02-33, Takashimaya Department Store, TANGS @ Tangs Plaza, and Fresh online.
Givenchy Beauty Expanded Skin Ressource Line
Launched in 2020 to preserve our skin’s hydration and target the negative effects of stress, Givenchy Beauty has expanded its Skin Ressource line to welcome three new cleansing products: Bi-Phase Makeup Remover Eyes & Lips, Cleansing Micellar Water, and Liquid Cleansing Balm.
Each product is infused with vegetal moss and everlasting flower extract, which strengthen and hydrate the skin while reducing visible signs of stress.
- Bi-Phase Makeup Remover Eyes & Lips (S$50, 100ml): A non-irritating formula that cleanses sensitive areas gently, removing even the most waterproof makeup in a single sweep.
- Cleansing Micellar Water (S$52, 200ml): Removes makeup and cleanses the skin while maintaining its hydration levels. It’s formulated with 93% ingredients of natural origin to leave the skin feeling hydrated, comforted, and energised.
- Liquid Cleansing Balm (S$50, 125ml): A gel that transforms into a smooth milk before turning into a thick foam when mixed with water. It deeply yet gently cleanses the skin for total comfort.
Givenchy Beauty’s Expanded Skin Ressource Line is available at Sephora.sg.
Dr Dennis Gross VitaminC Lactic range
Combining the efficacy of vitamin C and lactic acid, Dr Dennis Gross brings us the latest range, VitaminC Lactic, to transform our skin.
The two ingredients thrive when they’re together. Vitamin C supplies a host of antioxidant goodness, while lactic acid sloughs off dead skin cells to better facilitate product absorption.
Lactic acid even upregulates skin-strengthening ceramides to boost the skin’s hydration levels, allowing vitamin C to work deeper in the skin.
- VitaminC Lactic 15% Vitamin C Firm & Bright Serum (S$130): Contains potent L-ascorbic acid and lactic acid to tackle signs of ageing, such as dark spots, uneven skin tone, loss of elasticity and firmness, fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness.
- VitaminC Lactic Firm & Bright Eye Treatment (S$104): A silky treatment that also contains tranexamic acid to firm the delicate eye area and reduce the look of puffiness, dark circles, crepiness, and fine lines in just one week.
- VitaminC Lactic Dewy Deep Cream (S$114): Deeply hydrates and transforms dry, dull skin, visibly improvising fine lines, wrinkles, and skin elasticity.
Dr Dennis Gross VitaminC Lactic range will be launching exclusively at Sephora.sg and in stores from 15 September 2022.
Biossane Squalane + Retinol Night Serum
This potent yet gentle serum is supercharged with skin-transforming retinol and retinal – a retinoid that’s most closely related to prescription strength. This duo is encapsulated within Biossance’s new serum and time-released to ensure maximum efficacy.
Together, they improve the look of fine lines, blemishes, and dark spots with minimal irritation. Plus, the formula is bolstered by sugarcane-derived squalane, saffron, and rosemary to deliver moisture and enhance your overall results.
Biossane Squalane + Retinol Night Serum will be launching on Sephora.sg on 15 September 2022. Price TBC.
Glow Recipe Guava Vitamin C Bright-Eye Gel Cream
Following the huge success of the brand’s Guava Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum, Glow Recipe concocted a new brightening powerhouse: the Guava Vitamin C Bright-Eye Gel Cream.
The lightweight gel cream boasts a 10% vitamin C complex and five forms of clinically advanced water soluble and oil soluble vitamin C, which come encapsulated to keep the formula fresh and stable. This way, there’s less chance of irritation too.
Enriched with 3% niacinamide and peptides, the eye cream brightens and depuffs the entire eye area, firming and strengthening the skin for radiant, more even-toned skin.
Glow Recipe Guava Vitamin C Bright-Eye Gel Cream will be available at Sephora.sg from 15 September 2022. Price TBC.
Herbivore Botanicals Nova 15% Vitamin C + Turmeric Brightening Serum
Vitamin C is notoriously unstable, which is why Herbivore Botanicals uses 15% THD vitamin C, an ultra-stable form, to visibly brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
The serum is also infused with turmeric and a powerful shot of antioxidants to prevent premature signs of ageing. Meanwhile, a herbal cocktail of arbutin, Kakadu plum, and chebula work synergistically to even out the skin tone and protect your complexion against sun damage.
Herbivore Botanicals Nova 15% Vitamin C + Turmeric Brightening Serum retails for S$94 and will be available at Sephora.sg from 15 September 2022.
Sunday Riley C.E.O. Afterglow Brightening Vitamin C Gel Cream
Another product powered by THD vitamin C is Sunday Riley’s new C.E.O. Afterglow Brightening Vitamin C Gel Cream. The lightweight gel cream delivers powerful, stable vitamin C to target visible signs of premature ageing, bestowing a healthy glow to your skin all year round.
It plumps and evens out your complexion while sodium hyaluronate pulls hydration into your skin over time for lasting moisture. Lutein and allantoin also give your skin an extra boost of antioxidants for a glow that lasts.
Sunday Riley C.E.O. Afterglow Brightening Vitamin C Gel Cream retails for S$104 and will be available at Sephora.sg from 15 September 2022.
Supergoop! (Re)Setting Refreshing Mist SPF 40
Reapplying sunscreen throughout the day can be a real hassle, which is why Supergoop! wants to make things a little simpler with its new weightless, ultrafine face mist with SPF.
It provides a matte finish and a subtle, soothing blend of rosemary and mint to refresh your senses. The sunscreen even doubles as a makeup setting mist, helping to lock makeup in place and extend its wear.
Supergoop! (Re)Setting Refreshing Mist SPF 40 retails for S$55 and will be available at Sephora.sg from 15 September 2022.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Gel-Crème
Want to be a step ahead of skin damage? Try Estée Lauder’s new Advanced Night Repair Eye Gel-Crème, which repairs the delicate skin around your eyes as it prevents any damage from environmental stressors.
The lightweight formula feels just as silky and refreshing, sharing the same beloved texture of the original. You can apply it once in the morning and again at night all around the eye area to reap the full benefits of its multi-dimensional repair properties.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Gel-Creme retails for S$119 and is available at all Estée Lauder stores islandwide, via Estée Lauder Chat & Shop +65 9641 3792, the Estée Lauder Official Flagship Store on Lazada, Sephora stores islandwide and Sephora.sg, and all authorised retailers (BHG, Isetan, Metro, OG, Takashimaya, TANGS).
Caudalie Vinosun SPF 50+ Very High Protection Lightweight Cream
If you seek an everyday sunscreen that’s fragrance-free and lightweight, look no further than Caudalie’s new Vinosun SPF 50+ Very High Protection Lightweight Cream.
Rich in a patented polyphenols antioxidant complex extracted from French grapes, the sunscreen not only provided effective protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays, but also blocks free radicals that cause premature ageing.
It uses four broad-spectrum sun filters that protect the skin and respect the environment. Plus, the formula is highly biodegradable and tested as non-toxic for the marine ecosystem. Even the packaging is made from recycled plastic and can be fully recycled once you’re done.
Caudalie Vinosun SPF 50+ Very High Protection Lightweight Cream retails for S$39 (40ml) at Sephora.sg and in stores.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Harmony L’Extrait
Our skin ligaments are structural units that support our skin, and La Prairie’s newest launch targets just that. The Skin Caviar Harmony L’Extrait transforms into a light fluid that infuses the skin with an instant tensing sensation and a satin-smooth finish.
With regular use, your facial contours will appear resculpted, with an increase in volume and reduction in wrinkles for a youthful look.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Harmony L’Extrait retails for S$1,280 at all La Prairie counters at Tangs at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya, Metro Paragon, and ION Flagship Boutique from 1 September 2022.
Sabon Organic Damask Rose Facecare Line
Sabon has combined its signature Dead Sea minerals with damask rose, an aromatic flower with amazing skincare properties, to create a new skincare collection.
Different parts of the damask rose are used, as each extract boasts its own set of benefits for the skin. The result is a sensorial beauty ritual that rejuvenates the skin for a lasting glow.
- Rose Steam: Relax and unwind as this divine blend opens the pores and detoxifies the skin.
- Rose Water in Oil: A bi-phase mist infused with botanical oils for a fresh, glowing complexion.
- Rose Serum in Oil: A silky blend of pomegranate seed oil, sunflower oil, argan oil, sweet almond oil, hazelnut oil, pistachio seed oil, jojoba seed oil, and peach kernel oil for dewy, moisturised skin.
- Rose Soft Cream: A velvety daily moisturiser that’s enriched with light-reflecting pigments for immediate hydration and glow.
Sabon Organic Damask Rose Facecare Line will be available at Level 1, Cosmetics Department, Takashimaya Shopping Centre from September 2022.
Dior Rouge Dior Forever
For the first time, Dior combines the ease of bullet application with extreme longwear to bring to us the Rouge Dior Forever in a new couture case – an ultra-matte midnight blue finish that echoes Dior’s stunning creations.
The new lipstick provides 16 hours of transfer-proof wear and comfort, all in a clean, weightless formula. The lippie is infused with red peony extract, an iconic ingredient at the heart of the Rouge Dior collection, to drench the lips in lasting moisture.
Dior Rouge Dior Forever retails for S$62 launches in 18 shades, three of which are limited-edition (111 Forever Night, 742 Forever Sisterhood, and 547 Forever Adorée).
The limited-edition shades will be available at Dior Beauty boutiques and counters, and the Dior Beauty Online Boutique, while the other 15 shades will be available at Dior Beauty boutiques and counters, Sephora stores, Sephora.sg, and the Dior Beauty Online Boutique.
SPICARE V3 Foundation
It’s rare to see a foundation that’s available in a single shade, and SPICARE is able to do so cleverly thanks to its Natural 1-Colour Control technology.
It incorporates pigments made from natural ochre, laterite, black heart, and lapis lazuli, which react with its low-fermentation technology and gradually change to a shade that suits your skin upon application.
Even better, it infuses active, barrier-supporting ingredients into the skin and lasts for up to 72 hours, brightening and smoothing the skin while minimising the appearance of pores and controlling sebum.
It is able to do the latter thanks to the foundation’s patented Seboom P-complex, which imparts shine and sebum control due to a blend of tourine root extract, evening primrose oil, pueraria root extract, and big pine tea leaf extract.
Just like that, it grants you healthier, glowing skin day after day. It’s Japan’s number one beauty brand for a good reason.
SPICARE V3 Foundation retails for S$98 on SPICARE’s website.
Guerlain Parure Gold Skin & Parure Gold Skin Matte Foundations
Guerlain has just introduced two new foundations designed to make the skin look like the purest of jewels.
Infused with peony extracts and pure 24-karat gold, both formulas contain rejuvenating skincare actives to deliver 24-hour wear in two finishes: stunning radiance and a no-transfer matte finish that’s still luminous.
Guerlain Parure Gold Skin Foundation and Parure Gold Skin Matte Foundation retail for S$150 each and are available at Tangs, Takashimaya, Metro, and ION Orchard.
Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Concealer
Charlotte Tilbury is back with a new complexion-perfecting concealer that corrects, brightens, and lifts the look of your eyes and face.
It boasts a slew of high-performance skincare ingredients, such as hydrating hyaluronic acid to pore-refining niacinamide, brightening golden vitamin C, and vegan collagen.
We tried this concealer at Sephora Press Day and it has a unique, almost gel-like texture that sets quickly. It offers medium buildable coverage that’s sweat-proof, humidity-proof, and waterproof – just what we need.
Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Concealer is available in 13 shades and will be launching at Sephora.sg on 15 September 2022.
Hourglass Ambient Soft Glow Foundation
Inspired by the popular Ambient Lighting collection, Hourglass has created the new Ambient Soft Glow Foundation. The weightless formula delivers 16 hours of medium to buildable coverage, granting your skin a soft, natural glow.
Blurring spheres provide a light-diffusing effect for a smooth, glowing finish while white tea extract and vitamin E nourish and moisturise for a flawless, semi-matte, second-skin finish.
Hourglass Ambient Soft Glow Foundation retails for S$96 shades at Sephora stores and Sephora.sg.
Tarte Tartelette™ Jewel Amazonian Clay Palette
Looking for a pocket-sized eyeshadow palette for your upcoming holiday? Pick up the new Tartelette™ Jewel Amazonian Clay Palette.
It has six eyeshadows in warm bronze, pink, and neutral shades that are essential in anyone’s makeup bag. With three mattes, two shimmers, and one satin shade, you can create quick and easy eye looks no matter where you are. Plus, the eyeshadows blend out easily and stay on thanks to the Amazonian clay.
Tarte Tartelette™ Jewel Amazonian Clay Palette retails for S$32 on Sephora.sg.
L’OCCITANE Scalp Night Serum
Formulated with the same key ingredient in L’OCCITANE’s bestselling skincare range, the new Scalp Night Serum is powered by immortelle flower to protect your scalp and soothe stress for healthy hair growth.
It’s enriched with 100% natural essential oils and made with 97% natural origin ingredients to reinforce your scalp’s protective barrier, thereby improving your scalp’s condition for hair that’s more resilient, shinier, and healthier-looking.
L’OCCITANE Scalp Night Serum retails for S$46 (50ml) at L’OCCITANE boutiques islandwide and online.
Goldwell Kerasilk Revitalize
Inspired by luxury skincare, Goldwell’s new Kerasilk Revitalize range is a rejuvenating scalp care routine that protects your hair and scalp from environmental factors like UV radiation and chemical stress, preventing a dehydrated scalp and thinning hair.
The range of products is infused with ECTOIN®, one of nature’s most powerful protectors against oxidative stress. Featuring keratin and lightweight silk, the Kerasilk Revitalise collection addresses all scalp needs while giving your strands structural support and colour protection.
Kerasilk Revitalize home care range and in-salon treatment are available at all participating Goldwell salons.
Bodycare & fragrances
Dior J’adore Parfum d’eau
Dior J’adore Parfum d’eau is a stellar reinvention of the classic J’adore bouquet. This time, the new alcohol-free fragrance focuses on fresh neroli, while sunny notes of jasmine sambac blend with velvety notes of Chinese magnolia – an ode to the white flowers of J’adore.
The iconic bottle now comes in a brand new opalescent white with the softness of alabaster, akin to the smoothness of flower petals.
Dior J’adore Parfum d’eau retails for S$192 (50ml) and S$275 (100ml), available from 1 September 2022 at all Dior Beauty Boutiques and counters, Sephora stores, and Sephora.sg. Also available via the Dior Beauty Online Boutique.
KENZO Homme Eau De Parfum
This new men’s fragrance from KENZO references the bamboo plant, offering a sensual scent that’s inspired by the warmth of bamboo, the freshness of a cooling sea breeze, and the addictiveness of patchouli.
Of course, the scent wouldn’t be complete without the fragrance’s iconic bamboo-shaped bottle, which comes in a sleek, black sheen and a blue-toned reflection.
KENZO Homme Eau De Parfum retails for S$111 (60ml) and S$140 (110ml) at all Sephora stores and Sephora.sg, Metro Paragon, Takashimaya Departmental Store, and BHG Bugis Junction.
CHANEL SYCOMORE Parfum
For those who love a warm and inviting woody fragrance, indulge in CHANEL’s latest SYCOMORE Parfum, composed by the luxury label’s in-house perfumer Olivier Polge.
Vetiver and cedar are subtly enhanced by notes of iris and leather, while vanilla adds a hint of sweetness to round out the fragrance, leaving a powerful, enveloping trail behind.
CHANEL SYCOMORE Parfum retails for S$350 (15ml), available from 1 September at CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty boutiques.