These are the 5 beauty products Joanne Peh swears by

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Joanne Peh first came into the media spotlight as a Miss Singapore Universe contestant in 2002. Since then, she has taken up a wide range of roles – both onscreen and offscreen. Most recently, the actress made the leap from being in front of the camera to behind the scenes as a director in her debut film, Under The Tree. It’s a busy time for the mother-of-two, planning for her filmic arts camp and toddler workshops, but she still keeps her skin in great condition despite only getting five hours of sleep every night.

How does she do it? Ultherapy, says Joanne, who first experienced the treatment in November last year. This non-invasive aesthetic treatment, which delivers micro-focused ultrasound energy to stimulate the production of new collagen, has done much wonders for her skin, giving it a natural looking lift and glow. In fact, she was such a proponent of the treatment that she subsequently became the ambassador of Merz Aesthetics’ Ultherapy treatment. Besides that, she keeps to a skincare regimen that includes these five must-have beauty products:

1. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, from $18


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Joanne swears by this product, which she says compensates for the stress she subjects her skin to daily. The serum works while you sleep by working in sync with your skin’s natural night time repair abilities with its exclusive ChronoluxCB™Technology. It fights visible signs of lines and wrinkles with hyaluronic acid by locking in moisture to keep skin hydrated, strengthen its barrier functions and even out skin tone.

2. Max Factor Healthy Skin Harmony Foundation, $27.90, in 18 shades


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Joanne tries to stay away from heavy foundations, which she says may not work as well in Singapore’s weather. “Either it doesn’t last long or it will look “oily” on screen,” she says. To achieve a fresh and shine-free look, Joanne relies on Max Factor’s Healthy Skin Harmony foundation. It provides medium-high coverage and has oil absorbers for shine control. The multitasking foundation also nourishes skin with added vitamins to keep skin healthy and hydrated, and has SPF 20 to protect skin from harsh sun and studio lighting. 

3. Hada Labo Premium Hydrating Night Cream, $35.90


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Joanne places priority on having a healthy skin texture, and the key to that is moisture. Hada Labo’s Premium Hydrating Night Cream has a rich, velvety cream texture, and is pH-balanced to ensure that skin barrier functions remain stable – this keeps the oil-water ratio in skin at an optimum rate which prevents breakouts. There is a low chance of the cream causing skin irritation as it is free of fragrance, colorants, minerals oil and alcohol. It is formulated with five different types of hyaluronic acids to form an invisible hydration net to lock moisture in. Eight different botanical oils, including sea buckthorn berry and evening primrose oil, protect and nourish skin too.

4. Skinceuticals C E Ferulic, $248


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To minimise the impact of sun exposure on her skin and to combat signs of ageing, Joanne uses products that are packed with Vitamin C. Ideal for normal, sensitive and dry skin, this potent vitamin C serum is best used in the morning. It targets ageing, dark spots, rosacea, dullness and loss of firmness, and has an blend of 15 per cent pure vitamin C, 1 per cent vitamin E and 0.5 per cent ferulic acid to strengthen skin and protect it from ozone damage, infrared radiation and pollution.⁣

5. Aveda Advanced Scalp Revitalizer, $118


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Faced with hair loss post birth, Joanne says she used to dread blow-drying her hair because of the hair that would accumulate on the floor. To restore thickness and volume to her hair, Joanne massages the Aveda’s Advanced Scalp Revitalizer on her scalp once a day. The invigorating spray-on formula gives a pleasant tingling sensation on the scalp. The blend of tangerine peel and Japanese knotweed penetrates into hair roots to help support hair’s natural keratin production, while organic amla is said to help lift hair at the root, so it looks healthier and fuller.