Singapore’s hot and rainy weather can make our lives tough at times. For example, the humid weather here means that it’s almost impossible for the makeup that we apply on our face to last us from AM to PM.
Of course, there are a whole lot of other beauty woes that we face because of the tropical climate here. We wouldn’t want you to suffer in silence so we’ve come up with a list of some of the new beauty babies to get now that will make our lives in this tiny red dot a little more, well, comfortable. Scroll through the gallery to find out more now!
Do you find yourself longing for a dip in the pool to cool yourself down on a hot day? We’ve been there too so we know it’s near impossible especially when you have 689 tasks waiting for you at your work desk. Our advice?
Turn to the new NARS Aqua Glow Cushion Foundation. Boasting a water-enriched and longwear formula, it provides a burst of cooling sensation for your skin and keeps your complexion glowy and on point all day.
Available from September 2017 at NARS 391 Orchard, TANGS at Tang Plaza, TANGS VivoCity and Robinsons The Heeren
Sick of hearing others tell you how tired you always look? Turn to the new Sisley Instant Eclat primer to kick skin dullness in its butt.
Its pearlescent particles act like glow givers for your skin, lending a pinkish radiance (no blushers needed) to your complexion. In short, apply it above your sunscreen or under your makeup and be ready to receive an influx of “Hey, you look good!” compliments from your friends and colleagues.
Available from September 2017
Our skin carries out all the regenerating and repair processes at night so naturally, we’ll want to give our skin a little detox at the end of the day. Reach for Skin Inc’s new My Daily Dose of Vitamins ABC+ which, as its name rightfully points out, contains vitamins A, B and C.
Why? Well, these lovely ingredients are hailed for their skin renewing, blemish fighting and pore clarifying properties — all of which will send you on the way to healthier and clearer looking skin.
Available at Skin Inc
One of the biggest cons of most foam washes is that they leave our skin extra dry and tight post cleanse — not a particularly nice feeling to have especially when you have dehydrated skin.
Hada Labo’s new Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Foaming Wash sweeps out the dirt and grime on the face but at the same time, contains plant extracts like chamomile flower to keep our skin’s oil-and-water balance in check.
Squalane has also been added to the blend to tighten pores and smoothen and soften skin texture.
Available at Guardian, Watsons, selected NTUC FairPrice, Sasa and selected departmental stores
On the days when you know that you’ll start perspiring before leaving your house, it’ll be wise to avoid piling on your skincare. That’s because the more you apply, the more likely your skin will end up feeling sticky, dampening your mood on an especially warm day.
The solution: KANEBO’s Graceful Flow Lotion that leaves a velvety finish once it’s absorbed. The accompanying floral scent is also a plus for your senses when you want to kick start your day on an energised mode.
Available from September 2017 at KANEBO counters
Besides doing a great job at removing makeup, this offering from under-the-radar Japanese beauty brand THREE also has frankincense oil to correct skin damage. At the same time, its relaxing aroma will help to turn your nighttime skincare routine extra therapeutic.
Available from September 2017 at TANGS @ Tang Plaza level 4
Lack of sleep, hectic lifestyle and a non-existant love life. These may be some of the reasons why your skin has been misbehaving recently (lack of radiance, acne and fine lines are all telltale signs).
But don’t worry, there’s the new Clarins Multi-Active Day Emulsion to count on. For the first time ever, Clarins has introduced a cell targeting system that delivers encapsulated teasel plant extract (hailed for its antioxidant properties) to our skin cells, building more collagen in this process.
With more collagen and healthier cells, skin will then feel smoother and more revitalised than before.
Available at Clarins counters
Throughout the day, our eyes blink a lot so it’s no wonder the skin around them are often overworked, causing unwelcomed fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone to appear.
Thankfully, the new Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate is here to rescue our peepers. Hailing the same ChronoluxCB technology that can be found in the famous Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum, this concentrate adopts a three-pronged approach — repair, fortify and hydrate — to show puffiness, dehydration and dullness the door.
Available at all Estee Lauder boutiques and counters in department stores and Sephora
Yes, the weather is hot but carrying an ice-cold towel around or stepping into the shower several times a day isn’t the solution (plus, imagine all the water wastage!).
We’re loving how the new Orbis Deodorant Body Shower provides temporary icy relief for sticky and uncomfortable skin, especially when we’re headed outdoors.
Loaded with chamomile, rosemary and sage leaf extracts, this bottle boasts eight times more moisture than regular deodorant sprays. Spray this on and you won’t find yourself standing in front of the fan to keep yourself cool.
Available at all Orbis retail stores except Robinsons The Heeren
Got a big meeting or date night coming up? Of course you’ll want to make sure that your skin is in tip top condition.
The quickest way to achieve that is to slap on a moisturising mask — such as the Garnier Serum Mask Hydra Bomb — to boost your skin’s moisture level. This new sheet mask is loaded with hyaluronic acid serum and pomegranate extract to ensure that your skin looks fabulous in just 15 minutes.
Available at Guardian, Watsons, Unity and selected hypermarkets and supermarkets
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- Clarins Multi-Active Day Emulsion for Normal to Combination Skin
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- Hada Labo Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Foaming Wash
- KANEBO Graceful Flow Lotion
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- NARS Aqua Glow Cushion Foundation SPF 23/PA++
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- Sisley Instant Eclat
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- THREE Balancing Cleansing Oil
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