As another month goes by, a new exciting crop of beauty launches awaits us. We’re welcoming a slew of skincare products with open arms, so get ready to step up your routine.
Of course, let’s not forget the long-awaited makeup, haircare, and body care drops as well – they’ll keep you looking polished from head to toe. From skincare and makeup hybrids to intoxicating new fragrances, here are 29 must-have beauty releases to keep you looking and feeling great for months on end.
1. SK-II SKINPOWER range
To help your skin power through life, SK-II has launched its new SKINPOWER collection that’s designed to supercharge your complexion for a youthful, healthy glow.
The range debuts four game-changing products that feature the brand’s breakthrough InfinitPower Technology to instantly energise your skin. It contains a cocktail of three potent ingredients – calla lily extract, dokudami extract, and peony extract – that work on multiple layers of the skin, replenishing hydration levels and increasing elasticity for bouncy, energised skin.
Revitalise your skin with these four new additions:
SKINPOWER Airy Milky Lotion (S$158, 50ml; S$238, 80ml): A lightweight moisturiser that melts into the skin, perfect for warmer climates and oilier skin types.
SKINPOWER Cream (S$158, 50ml; S$238, 80ml; S$255, 100ml): A rich, velvety moisturiser that’s great for drier environments and skin types.
SKINPOWER Essence (S$165, 30ml; S$245, 50ml; S$340, 75ml): A light and translucent essence that sinks into the skin easily, delivering a dose of active ingredients into the skin’s layers. It features an exclusively designed auto-dropper that provides the exact optimal dosage each time.
SKINPOWER Eye Cream (S$153, 15g): A moisturising yet lightweight eye cream that absorbs quickly into the skin to tighten and reduce fine lines, prepping it for makeup.
2. Clarins Double Serum Eye Serum
For brighter, younger-looking eyes, invest in the new Clarins Double Serum Eye Serum. This unique, concentrated double formula is packed with 96% natural ingredients and is enriched with 13 plant extracts, including organic wild chervil to strengthen delicate skin and turmeric for a shot of anti-inflammatory action.
Thanks to its anti-pollution complex, it also helps protect the skin from the harmful effects of blue light. You’ll see a reduction in puffiness and dark circles, as well as a youthful-looking eye contour with regular use.
Clarins Double Serum Eye retails for S$115 (20ml) at all Clarins boutiques, counters, and Clarins.com.sg.
3. Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Intense Serum
Aesop is finally adding a new product to their famous Parsley Seed range – the Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Intense Serum. Formulated to hydrate and fortify the skin, the serum guards your complexion against airborne pollutants with red algae and tara gum extracts.
It also delivers a boost of antioxidants by way of grapeseed, green tea, and of course, parsley seed extracts, supported by nourishing vitamin E. Suitable for normal, combination, and even sensitive skin, this lightweight serum is great for warmer, humid climates like ours.
Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Intense Serum retails for S$110 (6oml) at all Aesop signature stores, select department store counters, and Aesop.com.
4. Dior Capture Totale Super Potent Cleanser
Dior Beauty’s newly reformulated Super Potent Cleanser provides one of the best cleansing experiences you’ll ever have. This formula eliminates all impurities, from excess sebum and dust to traces of makeup, sunscreen filters, and even the smallest pollution particles.
Made with 83% natural origin ingredients, the creamy cleanser combines Longoza and moringa extracts to purify the skin. The former re-energises skin cells for a stronger epidermis, while the latter aids in removing harmful pollutant particles.
The Super Potent Cleanser maintains your skin’s balance without stripping it of essential moisture, ensuring that hydration is preserved for up to six hours.
5. Sulwhasoo 5th Generation Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream
Backed by 60 years of Ginseng science and research, Sulwhasoo has introduced the fifth generation of its iconic Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX. This new and improved formula harnesses the power of the brand’s exclusive Ginsenomics™ and a blend of ginseng derived actives to restore skin’s vitality and erase signs of ageing.
Unlike previous generations, the new cream comes in two different versions, “Soft” and “Classic.” This means you can now choose the cream you want according to your fragrance and texture preference. The “Soft” version features a light, refreshing formula and bears a fresh Ginseng Flower fragrance, while the “Classic” has a rich and nutritious formula, and features a subtle Ginseng fragrance.
Sulwhasoo 5th Generation Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream retails for S$180 (30ml) and S$330 (60ml) at all Sulwhasoo boutiques and counters.
6. Sisley Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Âge Radiance Anti-Dark Spot Serum
Bid dull skin and pigmentation goodbye with Sisley’s new Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Âge Radiance Anti-Dark Spot Serum. The formula is infused with a complex of minerals, including zinc, copper, and magnesium, to boost cell respiration and skin oxygenation. Oat seed extract provides a tightening effect to lift your skin too.
Ginkgo biloba extract strengthens the resistance of blood vessels, while wild rose extract reduces greyness and lessens sallow tones. There’s also soy peptide extract, which stimulates collagen synthesis to strengthen your skin. With continued use, you’ll see fresher, more radiant skin.
Sisley Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Âge Radiance Anti-Dark Spot Serum retails for S$620 at all Sisley counters and Sisley’s E-store.
7. SUISAI Beauty Clear Black Powder Wash
Love SUISAI’s cult-favourite Beauty Clear Powder Wash? Then you’ll adore the new SUISAI Beauty Clear Black Powder Wash. Like the original, this version is formulated with proteolytic enzymes and amino-based cleansing ingredients for a thorough cleanse.
You’ll also find charcoal powder and Moroccan lava clay in it, which gently buff away blackheads and keratotic plugs as it whisks away excess sebum, impurities, and dead skin cells to leave your skin clean and refreshed after every use.
SUISAI Beauty Clear Black Powder Wash retails for S$14 (15 capsules per pack) on SUISAI Official Stores on Lazada and Shopee. It is also available at Don Don Donki, selected Watsons outlets, and Welcia-BHG.
8. The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Skin Clarifying Night Peel
Skin looking a little worse for wear? Apply a few drops of The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Skin Clarifying Night Peel on your skin before bedtime. Enriched with bamboo charcoal from the Himalayan foothills and hibiscus flower extract, the formula reduces the appearance of pores as it gently exfoliates. It’s perfect for those with combination to oily skin.
And don’t be alarmed by its colour – it actually transforms into a clear, non-staining liquid upon application. It works while you snooze, so you can wake up to softer, more radiant skin.
9. The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi-Protection Light Essence SPF50+ PA+++
The Body Shop has also added a new daily essential to their popular Skin Defence range – the Skin Defence Multi-Protection Light Essence. This lightweight, moisturising sunscreen protects your skin with SPF50+ PA+++, and it uses cleverly optimised broad-spectrum UVA/UVB filters to shield your skin from indoor and outdoor pollution.
It’s a fast-absorbing sunscreen essence that’s non-greasy on the skin – ideal for hot and humid climates. You won’t be left with a ghastly white cast with this one too. Plus, it is non-comedogenic, so it’s great for acne-prone, sensitive skin.
10. Caudalie Vinopure range
Hormonal imbalances and frequent mask-wearing can lead to sudden breakouts, which is why Caudalie presents its reinvented Vinopure range to provide a natural solution for all.
Formulated with natural origin ingredients, the range helps to visibly reduces blemishes without being too harsh. It uses three key anti-acne ingredients: natural salicylic acid to exfoliate and refine skin texture, niacinamide to tighten the appearance of pores, and polyphenols which limit the oxidation of sebum to prevent blackheads.
Each product in the range is also infused with six organic essential oils – lavender, lemongrass, peppermint, rosemary, lemon balm, and geranium to soothe and reduce acne.
Caudalie Vinopure range is available exclusively at Sephora.sg and in stores nationwide.
11. FOREO BEAR™ Mint
FOREO has relaunched its cult-favourite BEAR™ microcurrent device in a limited edition mint colour. The only waterproof microcurrent device in the world, BEAR™ uses advanced microcurrent and T-Sonic™ pulsations to exercise 65 muscles in your face and neck to give it a lift for tighter, more youthful-looking skin.
Its Anti-Shock System™ also makes it the world’s safest microcurrent device, so you can enjoy its beauty benefits without the risk of shocks. If you’re already a fan of the BEAR™, you’ll be pleased to know that the brand has added two new routines that you can download easily to the device via the FOREO For You app.
Choose from the two-minute “Gentle V-Shape Yoga” mode to work out your neck and jawline, or the 1.5-minute “Contour Cardio”, which targets laugh lines to give you a more sculpted visage.
FOREO BEAR™ Mint retails for S$469 and is available at Sephora.sg and stores in Singapore. Come October, BEAR™ Mint will be available at all premium beauty destinations such as Zalora, TANGS, Takashimaya, and FOREO’s Official Store on Lazada.
12. Glowfully Advanced Healing Elixir Night Gel Cream
Waking up to rejuvenated skin is now possible with Glowfully’s Advanced Healing Elixir Night Gel Cream, which helps protect your skin from dryness and free radical damage, minimise the appearance of pores, and offer healing action while you sleep.
Boasting higher concentrations of the key ingredients found in Glowfully’s best-selling day moisturiser, Healing Elixir, the new formula is loaded with antarcticine, AHA, and vitamin C on top of niacinamide, amino acids, aloe vera, and chamomile extract to intensively replenish and soothe sleep-deprived skin while offering skin-brightening and barrier-strengthening benefits.
The Advanced Healing Elixir can even be used as a face mask for the ultimate healing and moisturising treatment – simply slather on a thicker layer of the refreshing formula and leave it on for five minutes before you tissue off any excess.
Glowfully Advanced Healing Elixir Night Gel Cream retails for S$58 and is available exclusively on Glowfully’s official e-store.
13. YSL Beauty Encre De Peau Marble Essence Creampact
When BLACKPINK’s Rose held this cushion compact in a YSL Beauty campaign, fans of the star and brand went wild. YSL Beauty’s latest cushion foundation is the perfect fusion of skincare and makeup, all dressed in a luxurious marble case.
Infused with 65% watery essence, the creamy foundation delivers a surge of hydration and buildable coverage as it shields your skin from UV rays. The formula uses a special fixing agent that creates an adhesive base for a smooth, poreless complexion. Since it’s enriched with vitamins, hyaluronic acid, jasmine extract, and niacinamide, you can expect a dewy matte finish.
Its new innovative applicator comes in a unique shape that’s designed to mix the marbled formula. Thinner edges make it easy to reach every contour of the face. Plus, its waterproof film makes it so much easier to clean – and it’s way more hygienic too.
YSL Beauty Encre De Peau Marble Essence Creampact retails for S$110 (Marble Creampact) and S$65 (refill) at all YSL Beauty stores. Available in four shades.
14. Estée Lauder Double Wear Sheer Long-Wear Makeup SPF 20/PA++
Estée Lauder has welcomed its new Double Wear Sheer Long-Wear Makeup SPF 20/PA++, the latest member of its bestselling Double Wear foundation range. As its name suggests, the lightweight formula enhances the skin with enough coverage to flaunt your natural beauty.
This innovative formula is enriched with vitamin E and hyaluronic acid to replenish moisture in dry areas as it keeps oil in check where needed, giving you a natural and fresh sheer matte finish. It also protects the skin from visible signs of ageing, UV rays, and blue light.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Sheer Long-Wear Makeup SPF 20/PA++ is available at all Estée Lauder stores islandwide, via the Estée Lauder Concierge Service (+65 9641 3792), the Estée Lauder Official Flagship store on Lazada, Sephora stores islandwide, on Sephora.sg, and all authorised retailers (BHG, Isetan, Metro, OG, Takashimaya, TANGS).
15. Dior Rouge Dior Natural Balms
Available in three balm formulas – satin, matte, and velvet – the new Rouge Dior Natural Balms come in 12 shades to enhance every lip tone. Each tinted lip balm is infused with a floral bouquet of natural ingredients that cares for delicate lips, providing 24 hours of continuous hydration.
Day after day, your lips will be protected from external stressors like dryness and irritation. These balms deliver just the right amount of product to provide a weightless feel while coating your lips in a light veil of colour.
Housed in the iconic lacquered midnight blue case, the Rouge Dior lip balm is encircled by a silver band that’s adorned with the CD initials. Of course, it comes in a refillable format, holding up to Dior’s commitment to sustainability.
16. Dior Capture Totale Super Potent Serum Foundation
Fusing bio-cellular technology with makeup, Dior has created a serum foundation that’s capable of visibly correcting the signs of age – from firmness and wrinkles to pigmentation and radiance. The formula revives the skin to give you a smoother, more invigorated complexion.
After four weeks of continued use, the Capture Totale Super Potent Serum Foundation promises to reveal skin that looks three years younger. It adheres perfectly to the curves of your face, leaving it hydrated for up to 24 hours.
17. Anastasia Beverly Hills Magic Touch Concealer
Bid dark circles, acne scars, and discolouration goodbye with the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Magic Touch Concealer. Infused with plant-based glycerin for hydration and licorice root for skin-soothing benefits, the creamy concealer provides full coverage and a soft-blur finish.
The formula uses amino acid-coated pigments for immediate adhesion while still allowing time to blend before it settles.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Magic Touch Concealer retails for S$47 at Sephora.sg and in stores nationwide.
18. Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 5
Can’t get enough of lilacs and lavenders? You’ll need the new Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 5, a gorgeous 25-pan palette to satisfy your purple dreams. The palette is housed in a square-cut lilac case that opens up to reveal an extra-large mirror.
Specially curated by the founder’s daughter Norvina, the palette features mattes, multi-layered metallics, duochromes, and one rainbow-hued pressed glitter, so you can create versatile looks that range from soft glam to glowing goddess. These buttery, pigmented shades deliver intense colour payoff to help you achieve both classic and bold looks.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 5 retails for S$106 at Sephora.sg and Sephora stores.
19. Guerlain Rouge G Luxurious Velvet
Created by Violette, Guerlain’s new Makeup Creative Creative Director, the Rouge G Luxurious Velvet collection boasts velvety matte lipsticks that deliver bold colour in a single swipe.
Formulated with nourishing mango butter and mattifying silkwood extract, the new lipstick goes on smooth to deliver moisturising pigments that last up to 16 hours on your lips.
The Rouge G lippies are also dressed up in fabrics, sporting essential patterns of Parisian style with a touch of velvet. The cases have all been upcycled too, a nod to ethical fashion and sustainability.
20. NUDESTIX Nudies Nude Love collection
For a quick pop of colour on your cheeks, lips, and eyes, try these new shades from NUDESTIX’s Nude Love collection. The range of six universal shades are new additions to the brand’s iconic Nudies Blush, Bloom, and Glow ranges.
The collection features two Nudies Matte Blush shades, Moodie Blu (cool deep eggplant) and Cherie (a neutral, nude rose); three Nudies Bloom shades, Bohemian Rose (cool fuchsia), Rusty Rouge (warm caramel), and Crimson Lover (warm garnet plum); and one Nudies Glow in Ice Ice Baby (universal glassy ice).
As usual, these dual-ended makeup sticks come with a removable blending blush for on-the-go application.
Each makeup stick in the NUDESTIX Nudies Nude Love collection retails for S$50 at Sephora stores and Sephora.sg.
21. ETUDE Mint Choco Palette
ETUDE’s mint chocolate-inspired eyeshadow palette is finally here! You’ll find six fresh shades in the palette, which put a yummy spin on iconic fall colours.
Play with deep chocolate browns and minty pinks, and dip your brush into a shade that looks just like mint chocolate ice cream. They come in a variety of textures too, from mattes and glitters to gorgeous shimmers.
22. Sisley Hair Rituel Soothing Anti-Dandruff Shampoo & Soothing Anti-Dandruff Cure with Intense Rebalancing Complex
The anti-dandruff ritual by Sisley uses an intense rebalancing complex of Piroctone Olamine and celery seed extract to maintain the ecosystem of your scalp and impede flaking. It also contains Alpha-Bisabolol to soothe and scalp and stop it from itching.
The formula’s active ingredients strengthen your scalp’s barrier and boost its defences for lasting effectiveness. You’ll see and feel a difference after the first application, and after a few weeks, you can say goodbye to dandruff.
You can use the duo as an intensive treatment three times a week for three weeks, and maintain your results over the rest of the year by alternating the Soothing Anti-Dandruff Shampoo with your regular shampoo.
Sisley Hair Rituel Soothing Anti-Dandruff Shampoo retails for S$100 and Sisley Hair Rituel Soothing Anti-Dandruff Cure with Intense Rebalancing Complex retails for S$160 at Sisley counters and Sisley online.
23. GHD Unplugged
Refresh your look on the go without having to sacrifice quality and performance with GHD’s new Unplugged, the brand’s first-ever cordless hair styler.
Its lightweight frame boasts bespoke ceramic heaters to regulate an optimal styling temperature of 185°C, giving you smooth and sleek results every time. Unplugged’s advanced technology also delivers up to 20 minutes of continuous use with its lithium-ion battery. Plus, you can charge it with a USB-C charging cable.
GHD Unplugged retails for S$500 at 11 Sephora stores islandwide – Bugis+, Causeway Point, ION Orchard, NEX, Plaza Singapura, Suntec City, Takashimaya S.C., Tampines One, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, VivoCity, and Westgate. Available in black and white.
Bodycare & Fragrances
24. The Body Shop Avocado Body Butter
You can now slather avocado on your body like you would your toast with the new Avocado Body Butter. Rich in fatty acids, the body butter is made with sustainably sourced Hass avocado oil and community fair trade shea butter to condition and nourish dry skin.
The Body Shop has given the rest of their beloved body butters a sustainable upgrade with fully recyclable packaging. Each tub comes fitted with an aluminium lid and is made with 100% recycled plastic. Be sure to drop them off at any of their stores to show our planet some love!
The Body Shop Avocado Body Butter retails for S$31 at The Body Shop stores and Shopee.
25. Supergoop! Glowscreen Body SPF 40
Whether you’re headed to the beach or going for a quick lunch break, it’s essential to slather on sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays and blue light. This is why Supergoop! created the Glowscreen Body SPF 40, a whipped, airy body lotion that shields your skin from the sun while adding a touch of shimmer to your body.
Formulated with light-reflecting minerals and nourishing emollients, this fast-absorbing, sweat-resistant body lotion gives your skin a subtle glow while boosting hydration levels – perfect for daily use.
Supergoop! Glowscreen Body SPF 40 retails for S$62 at Sephora.sg, Sephora in-app, and Sephora stores.
26. Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia special edition
Jo Malone London has dedicated a special edition collection to this bestselling scent, the English Pear & Freesia. Inspired by orchards basked in golden sunshine, the fragrance perfectly captures the freshness of just-ripe pears wrapped in a bouquet of white freesias, revealing an earthy base of amber, patchouli, and woods.
The special collection features a Cologne and Home Candle in a timeless and elegant fluted glass design, as well as an upsized 500ml Body & Hand Wash.
You can also pick up the English Pear & Freesia Cologne Collection, which brings together two of Jo Malone’s most popular scents: Wood Sage & Sea Salt and Wild Bluebell. Or, indulge in the English Pear & Freesia Layering Collection, which combines the beloved Cologne in 30ml with a 100ml Body & Hand Wash and 50ml Body Crème.
Get the full scoop on the collection here.
Jo Malone London special edition collection is available for a limited period of time at Jo Malone London stores and Jo Malone London Concierge Service.
27. Carolina Herrera Very Good Girl & Bad Boy Eau de Parfum
Carolina Herrera brings us the Superstar Collector’s Edition, uniting its two iconic Good Girl and Bad Boy fragrances for the first time in a single limited edition. The legendary Good Girl stiletto (left) returns dressed in a dazzling glitter finish, while the lightning bolt of the Bad Boy (right) now sports a flash of reflective chrome.
If you’re new to these scents, the Good Girl opens with redcurrant and exotic lychee, leading to a heart of rose. Vetiver and vanilla base notes provide a contemporary finish. Meanwhile, the Bad Boy scent leads with top notes of black pepper, white pepper, and Italian green bergamot, revealing a base of tonka beans, cedarwood, and sage.
Carolina Herrera Very Good Girl and Bad Boy EDP will be available in stores at TANGS at Tang Plaza, TANGS Vivocity, Metro Paragon, Metro Woodlands, BHG Bugis, Takashimaya, One Assembly, and Sephora on 15 September 2021.
28. AERIN Cedar Violet
Inspired by the golden-hued forests of the Adirondack Mountains, AERIN introduces Cedar Violet. The woody floral fragrance opens with notes of violet leaf and paves the way for Virginian cedarwood and amber, transporting you to the sun-dappled woods of upstate New York.
Prices are as follows:
- AERIN Cedar Violet Eau de Parfum (50ml) – S$198
- AERIN Cedar Violet Eau de Parfum Travel Spray (7ml) – S$48
- AERIN Cedar Violet Body Cream (150ml) – S$98
AERIN Cedar Violet is available at selected Estee Lauder stores Marina Bay Sands, TANGS at Orchard, Takashimaya, Sephora, and Sephora.sg.
29. Dior Sauvage Elixir
A striking new scent, the Dior Sauvage Elixir is steeped in spicy, fresh, and woody notes to form a lavish and captivating trail. Its top notes burst with lively grapefruit, while cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom lend an aromatic touch. A “tailor-made” lavender essence and a blend of rich woods form the signature scent.
The Sauvage Elixir comes in a midnight blue lacquered glass bottle that’s shaped like a vial, featuring its name inscribed in shiny silver on the label, engraved right into the glass. And of course, the dome-shaped bottom is engraved with the iconic CD logo.