Maintaining our own skin and hair at home can be difficult especially when we’re used to professional spa services.
Whether you’re new to self-care, or a regular who likes their skin and hair perfect round the clock, here are the products to help you unwind and recreate a spa experience, in the comfort of your own home!
Caring Skin Soothing Hydra Masks: Hydration facials (suitable for sensitive skin!)
Caring Skin is one of Singapore’s top rated facial spas, with expertise in treating acne and sensitive skin using all-natural ingredients. Their facials are well-loved by many Singaporeans, evident in over 1,500 reviews on Facebook and Google, with a 4.9-star rating on both platforms.
While it’s not easy to replicate Caring Skin’s professional facials at home, those looking to add an extra dose of hydration to their skin can opt for their Soothing Hydra Mask to get some of the same benefits you can get from their facials.
One of Caring Skin’s bestsellers, the Soothing Hydra Masks have been raved about by beauty influencers such as Christabel Chua (@bellywellyjelly) and Lucinda Zhou (@lucindazhou) so you know you can trust their quality!
Aimed at boosting hydration, these masks immediately plump up your skin while nourishing it with plant-based antioxidants such as Pomegranate, Chrysanthemum Flower, Gingko Biloba and Cabbage Leaf Extracts. They also contain Niacinamide to help firm the skin, soften the look of fine lines and even out your complexion.
Formulated to be effective yet gentle on the skin, the Soothing Hydra Mask can be used on any skin type, but it is exceptionally beneficial for acne-prone, sensitive skin. If your skin has been breaking out from wearing protective masks for long hours, this is the sheet mask for you! This mask is also great at calming irritated, dry skin by giving it an instant boost of hydration.
Caring Skin Soothing Hydra Masks retail for SGD68 per box of 5 sheets, available on Caring Skin’s website.
As Daily Vanity readers, you are also entitled to a 15% discount on all regular-priced Caring Skin products! Simply use the promo code “dailyvanity15” when you check out on their online store. Valid until 31 May 2020.
By the way, if you’ve been looking around for a facial treatment that helps speed up skin recovery after a laser or chemical peel procedure, you might also want to check out Caring Skin’s Astronaut Treatment.
This unique facial, which won Best Oxygenating Facial (Editor’s Choice) in the Daily Vanity Spa & Hair Awards 2020, places you under a large clear dome where 99% oxygen and LED light therapy are used to stimulate collagen production and enhance skin’s resilience, making it a great monthly maintenance treatment for dry, dull skin too.
If you’re keen to try out the facial, good news! Sign up here to score the Astronaut Treatment for a first-trial price of just S$98 (before GST, U.P. S$350)!
PHYTO Phytonovathrix Hair Energising Mass Lotion: Volumising hair treatment
This plant-based hair lotion will keep your hair easy to style and volumised throughout the Circuit Breaker, sans your favourite hairstylist! According to a clinical study by 43 participants, 89% of them noticed their hair was easier to style, and 72% said their hair had more volume after daily use, as the active ingredients in the lotion coats and protects the strands, while giving it body for a fuller look.
Grab a bottle at Watsons for SGD59.92, with a 25% discount until 30 April.
Skin Inc Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light++ USB: Light therapy
This device won the Best Facial Device for Lifting (Readers’ Choice) at the Daily Vanity Beauty Awards 2020 and it’s no surprise why. Made for the modern individual who’s constantly busy, the optimizer uses NASA-inspired light technology to reduce wrinkles, soothe aggravated skin, improve glow, and a combination of the three, depending on which settings you choose.
After a hard day at work, simply slick on a thick layer of your favourite water-based serum or mask, turn on your favourite Netflix show, and massage your way to better skin.
The device usually comes in a regular white version but you can now get the limited edition Rose Gold Chrome one just because it looks pretty.
IGK Low Key Cooling Walnut Scrub: Purifying scalp treatment
You have tried body and face exfoliators, so don’t neglect your hardworking scalp! Dislodge stubborn product build-up in your hair like hairspray and dry shampoo residue, as well as dead skin cells and grime, once a week with this gentle sugar and walnut shell powder scrub that cleanses, softens, and increases the shine of your mane.
This retails at Sephora for SGD54.
diptyque candles: Aromatherapy
Treat yourself and set the mood for an evening of self-care with the well-loved and luxurious scented candles! Choose from diptyque’s wide range of over 10 fragrances, like celebrity favourite Baies (berry), indulgent Vanille (Vanilla), and woody Patchouli.
This retails at Nordstrom, from SGD36.
Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Overnight Recovery: Anti-frizz hair treatment
A tight schedule is no excuse for not using a hair mask often when you have this Percy & Reed leave-in treatment! Transform a dull, limp, and lacklustre head of hair with this nourishing and hydrating mask, and wake up to frizz-free and shiny hair the next day.
This is available on Sephora for SGD42.
Mount Lai The De-Puffing Jade Eye Massage Tool: Eye massage
Designed for the delicate eye area, this massage tool is crafted from jade, which has a natural cooling effect to help with de-puffing the eye area.
Used regularly, the tool helps to reduce the appearance of fatigue, puffiness, and eye bags. Use it together with your favourite eye cream or serum to help the product absorb better.
This retails at Sephora and retails for SGD44.
FOREO BEAR and UFO: Skin firming facials
If you’re a skincare junkie like us, you’ve probably already heard of FOREO, a Swedish skincare company that has been churning out innovative devices like the micro-toning BEAR and mask applicator UFO to revolutionise skincare routines.
BEAR (SGD436) is FOREO’s newly launched device, made of two metal tips with anti-shock microcurrents to stimulate and tone skin, so you can wave goodbye to your wrinkles, smile lines, and sagging skin! Simply connect it to the FOREO app on your phone and massage away after completing skincare.
Use it together with the UFO (SGD408) to amp up your masking routine. Shaped like a compact disc in a variety of gorgeous shades, there are warm and cool settings to this masking device to improve the absorption from masks, so your skin reaps the full benefits from each sheet.
Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub: Body polish
There are few things that are more pampering than a good body scrub. Besides making you feel all relaxed, this scrub from Frank Body also takes care of breakouts, scars, and even cellulite on the body.
Simply scrub in circular motions for a few minutes, with focus on areas that you want extra care on, and you’ll achieve smoother, softer skin in no time.
This retails at Sephora for SGD25.
Fraîcheur Ice Globes: Cold facials
You may have been intrigued by the cooling blue ice globes that made an appearance on this viral video.
Containing a liquid that chills rapidly, the sturdy Pyrex Fraîcheur Ice Globes can be taken out of the fridge after a long day and be rolled onto the skin to take away puffiness, calm sensitive, red skin after harsh extractions, as well as boost blood circulation for that post-workout glow, without actually having to exercise!
Hailing from France, these ice globes are well-loved and endorsed by skin experts and editors for being an invigorating shortcut to a more youthful and taut complexion.
The Fraîcheur Ice Globes is available in five shades, and retails for SGD71.99 at their website.