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Product photos: Frenchescar Lim; Illustration: Shirley Chong

#1 Glam-it! Glampact, $70, from
This palm-sized compact is the star product of Glam-it!, a Hong Kong brand that offers a range of easy-to-use, multipurpose beauty products. Inside this compact, you’ll find everything you need for your face: a pressed powder, three eyeshadows, two lipsticks, a gloss, a blush, a bronzer and four makeup brushes. It also has a mirror (with LED lights, no less).

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#2 Creme Simon Daily Defense UV Protector SPF50, $68, from
It’s important to load up on sun protection before heading out, and this oil-free sunscreen offers double the benefi ts by brightening skin while protecting against UV rays. If you’re a fan of lighttextured (perfect for our climate) and noncomedogenic skincare, be sure to check out the other offerings from French brand Creme Simon, which dates back to 1860.

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#3 Vital Material Vital Bergamot Handcream, $35, from
Your must-have for long flights: a hydrating hand cream. This citrus-scented one from organic Japanese brand Vital Material, which specialises in hand creams, hand soaps and reed fragrance diffusers, is formulated with olive oil to keep hands soft and supple.

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#4 Glam-it! Universal BB Balm, $13, from
A little goes a long way and you can use this for almost any beauty woe – it hydrates chapped lips, softens rough patches of skin (such as painful cracked heels after an entire day of sightseeing) and even tames flyaways.

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#5 Algovital White Sun Protection Cream SPF50+/ PA+++, $50, from
This sunscreen from South Korean skincare brand Algovital works great as makeup base, ensuring that foundation glides on smoothly and looks fresh.

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This story was first published in HerWorld Magazine May 2015. 

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