Whether you are looking for an anti-ageing serum or an effective eye care solution, the latest beauty products launched (and to be launched) may have something for you. We have broken down some of these must-buys into an easy shopping list according to what you may looking for, each with two options depending on your budget. Look out for them in your next shopping trip!
1. If you’re looking for an antioxidant-rich moisturiser
You know that UV rays are the number one factor to skin ageing, and wearing sunscreen in the morning can help defend your skin from its harm. As for damage your sunscreen hasn’t managed to protect you from, you’ll need a moisturiser that’s fortified with antioxidants to pick up the slack. Use it as part of your evening regime to help fight free radicals.
Save: Mary Kay Botanical Effects Moisturiser (SGD30)
Formulated with dragon fruit and aloe vera extract, this moisturiser helps fight free radicals from the sun and pollution, as well as strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier so it looks hydrated and plump. Besides the antioxidant-infused moisturiser that you can use in the evening, the Botanical Effects Skin Care range also consists of a day moisturiser with sun protection to further defend your skin. This skincare range will be available through Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants from 1 November 2016.
Splurge: RMK Concentrate Advance Cream (SGD116)
Rich in known antioxidants such as orange peel extract and blueberry leaves, this cream is also made with the first “lipid wear formula”, inspired by the substance that coats and protects a newborn’s skin. Promoting moisture retention, it also protects your skin from environmental aggressors. You’ll also love its fast-absorbing texture and light citrus scent. The RMK Concentrate Advance Cream will be available at all RMK counters from October 2016.
2. If you’re looking for a skincare solution that gives you a V-shaped face
Defined facial contours are a sign of youth, because that points towards taut and firm skin that hasn’t been subjected to sagging. While we can’t prevent the passing of time, we can certainly use skincare products to retain the desirable V-shape of our face.
Save: Laneige Time Freeze Face-Fit Roller (SGD77)
You may have seen face rollers that feature two balls of the same size and shape. The new face roller by Laneige has a unique asymmetrical roller, which is designed to fit facial contours better. Plated with fine platinum to lower skin temperature, the roller can be used with a lifting cream to relax muscles and lift and tighten skin. For best results, Laneige recommends using this tool with the Time Freeze Firming Sleeping Mask (SGD53). The Laneige Time Freeze Face-Fit Roller is available at all Laneige boutiques and counters.
Splurge: Sothys Perfect Shape Youth Serum (SGD189)
This serum by Sothys is inspired by dermo-aesthetic techniques including Ultrasound and Lifting Threads in resolving the concerns of skin sagging and transfer of fats towards lower part of the face. Sothys believes that home care products and professional salon treatments can help achieve the appearance of V-shaped face, even without medical procedures, and this serum is its answer. Enriched with Peptides M3.0, the serum boosts collagen synthesis so that skin is visibly lifted and tightened. It also contains Anti-fat and Anti-water complex to eliminate excess fats and toxins. The product is available at all authorised Sothys salons.
3. If you’re looking for an anti-ageing serum
It’s never too late to start an anti-ageing regime. Include an anti-ageing serum in your regime to give it the booster it needs. Look for something with a texture and scent that you like, the pampering treatment will encourage you to stick to the product faithfully.
Save: Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Essence (SGD46)
Jeju lava seawater is said to be superior to other seawaters because of the rare lava minerals it contains, including Vanadium, Germanium, and Selenium. These minerals are able to reinforce skin’s cell energy, create a strong moisture barrier, and firm skin. This essence is the star product in the new Jeju Lava Seawater line, and is able to give intense hydration and anti-ageing benefits. The entire Jeju Lava Seawater line will be available at all Innisfree stores from 1 October 2016.
Splurge: Albion Excia Embeage Dionectar (SGD360)
This revitalising serum uses advanced hydrolipic and lipolytic technology to repair and rejuvenate skin so that signs of ageing can be visibly eliminated. The luxurious product protects skin like a face mask using a concentrated concoction of anti-ageing active ingredients and is able to reverse the appearance of oxidative damage overnight. Recommended for all age groups, this serum isn’t just great as a long-term solution, but can also be used as an SOS treatment to improve the look of fatigue or to heal skin that’s damaged by the sun. The Albion Excia Embeage Dionectar and the other products in the Excia Embeage range will be available from 10 November 2016 at all Albion counters (Level 1 of Takashimaya D.S. and Level 1 of Metro Centrepoint).
4. If you’re looking for a product that repairs overnight
Our skin’s natural repair is at its peak when we sleep. This is why we should invest in potent products that are designed to accelerate repair during these golden hours. As you won’t be piling on makeup when you sleep and are usually in a more cooling environment (compared to the day), you can afford to use something that feels more luxurious and nourishing.
Save: Sulwhasoo Radiance Energy Mask (SGD102)
Infused with precious White Jade (the rarest form of jade known in traditional Korean medicine), this is an overnight sleeping mask that helps with skin purification. The energy of jade purifies oxygen radicals within the skin, and also absorbs impurities and toxins away from your skin overnight. The product also helps restore damaged skin by hydrating it and protecting it against temperature stress. The result? Complexion that looks bright and moisturised. This mask also comes with a spatula that doesn’t just help you to scoop out the product, but can be used to massage your face and stimulate youth-activating acu-points.
Splurge: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules (SGD196)
Our skin is subjected to many forms of stress. Inadequate sleep, increased pollution, climate changes when we travel can overwhelm our skin’s natural ability to recover, leading to accelerated visible signs of ageing. The new Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules comes with 60 ampoules per jar, each providing the precise dose of 100% active formula to provide relief to stressed skin. It also supports the synchronisation of skin’s natural repair at night, so that it can strengthen itself against assaults in the future.
5. If you’re looking for an eye care solution for brighter and firmer-looking peepers
The skin around of eyes is more delicate than the skin on the rest of our face, and this is why it is more susceptible to signs of ageing. An eye care product will help protect the skin around your eyes so they’ll look brighter and more youthful.
Save: ORBIS Hot Eye Refre Pack (SGD33)
There are many factors that lead to dark eye circles, sleep deprivation, poor blood circulation, spending too much time before the screen (yes, this includes your smartphone!) are just some of them. To brighten dull-looking eyes from these strains, try this overnight mask treatment that contains botanical ingredients to help tackle poor blood circulation, pigmentation, and ageing at the same time. The oil-free, non-rinse-off Hot Eye Refre Pack also leaves a warm sensation when applied, to help your eyes relax. The ORBIS Hot Eye Refre Pack is available at all ORBIS boutiques.
Splurge: Benefit Cosmetics Firm It Up! Eye Serum (SGD67)
This lightweight serum is formulated to visibly brighten up the under eye area and tighten the delicate skin around the eyes. Like the rest of Benefit Cosmetics’ skincare products, this eye serum contains the Tri-Radiance Complex that has brightening and moisturising benefits. This product can be used before applying an eye cream. The Benefit Cosmetics Firm It Up! Eye Serum is available at all Benefit Cosmetics counters, Sephora, and the Benefit Cosmetics boutique at Westgate.