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Made in Singapore: 8 homegrown beauty products to try out

Seeing as we are on the cusp of National Day, get the #golocal spirit of things and give these Singaporean beauty brands a try
 

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With homegrown beauty brands like Skin Inc and Allies of Skin making waves on the international beauty scene, it’s no wonder the spotlight is on homegrown beauty brands. Whether you’re looking for high-tech skincare solutions or hand-crafted salves with the feel-good factor, you don’t have to look far for the right products. Here are eight of the best-selling products from Singapore’s most-loved beauty brands that you should get your hands on to boost your beauty ritual so you look and feel good from the inside out. 

 

Mmerci Encore Breathe Blend, $35, at Mmerci Encore


With pure oils of eucalyptus and lavender, this antibacterial blend is great for travel or when your immunity is low. Inhale the good vibes to relax the body and mind, exhale all the worries and negative energy to feel and sleep better. This blend acts as a great nasal decongestant to clear up the airways so you breathe better, making it ideal to diffuse at night before bedtime.

 

Skin Inc Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light++, $398, at Skin Inc


Combining NASA-inspired LED Chromotherapy and low frequency stimulation (which improves product penetration into skin), the wireless Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light++ lets you tackle multiple skin concerns with just one device. Moreover, it is now supercharged with the addition of two new power combo lights (purple and orange), so you get more bang for your buck as you customise your flash facial at home or on the go. Red LED light stimulates collagen production, yellow light inhibits hyperpigmentation while blue light kills bacteria and soothes sensitivity. With the new purple (which combines red and blue light benefits) and orange (red and yellow in one mode), your skincare routine is now more time-efficient. This limited edition rose gold set also comes with the Rose Gold Mask for instant wrinkles-smoothing benefits.

 

Allies Of Skin Bright Future Overnight Facial, $169, at Allies Of Skin


This power-packed hyaluronic acid peel works hard while you sleep.  The technology of time-released AHAs + BHA (Glycolic, Lactic and Salicylic Acid), enzymes, retinaldehyde, brighteners and antioxidants makes sure your skin is exfoliated and hydrated at the same time. Even when you’re sleep-deprived, a thin layer of this before bed time will help give skin a revitalised glow. Over time, expect skin to look more even-toned and for skin texture to become more refined.

 

ANIA Argan Oil Light, $39 for 30ml or $64 for 60ml, at ANIA


A super fast-absorbing oil that can be used on face, hair, skin, and nails, this lightweight oil is developed as a result of a filtration process which makes the oil thinner and lighter so it’s more suitable for Singapore’s humid climate. With its high vitamin E and fatty acids content, argan oil gives skin a natural boost and hydrates deeply without leaving a sticky finish. A great anti-ager that help prevent skin damage and breakouts, it’s a quick and easy way to get dewy, glowing skin.

 

Handmade Heroes Beauty Warrior French Green Clay Face Mask, $24.90, at Handmade Heroes 


With the brand philosophy of not using parabens or preservatives, being vegan, cruelty-free and using 10 ingredients or less, Handmade Heroes products are perfect for green beauty fans out there. This French green clay mask has tumeric and ginger which brightens and reduces redness in the skin, while peppermint and vitamin E revitalise and nourish skin. A great detoxifying mask to remove excess sebum and toxins from the skin, this is ideal on a Sunday night when you need to work some magic on tired skin and get ready for the week ahead.

 

Auolive Day Glower, $118, at Auolive 


A non-greasy moisturiser that hydrates, feeds skin with potent antioxidants and has SPF30 UV protection? Sounds like a dream, especially if you don’t have the luxury of time to go through a complex, multi-step beauty regime. Dermatologically tested and suitable for all skin types, this lightweight water-based moisturizer has squalene which plumps and smooths skin, while ginkgo biloba leaf extract fights against fine wrinkles and plumps skin.

 

Katfood All About That Face Foaming Facial Wash, $28.90, at Katfood


Put your best face forward with this nourishing face wash that is inspired by the oil cleansing method. The organic formula of pure almond castille soap, 30% pure raw honey, avocado oil and virgin coconut oil in the foam cleanser gently yet effectively removes all traces of makeup and surface impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils, so your skin is guaranteed to be fresh, clean and hydrated.

 

Dermagold Elite Miracle C+, $69 for 15ml, at Dermagold


A new and improved formulation of their award-winning product, this hardworking Elite Miracle C+ serum has antioxidant, anti-wrinkle, anti-hyperpigmentation and anti-inflammatory properties. Created for Asian skin types and suitable for use on the face, neck and décolleté, key ingredient Vitamin C Ester is used in a concentrated and optimal formulation that brightens and firms skin. This upgraded formula also packs hyaluronic acid and aloe vera to keep skin soothed and plump.

 

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