New-to-Guardian beauty products that we’ll definitely be repurchasing
From a K-beauty face mask formulated with salmon egg extract to a facial cleanser in the form of a coffee bean, we think you’ll be more than impressed by the fancy formulations taking over the aisles of the beauty retailer
Cell Fusion C Laser Sunscreen 100 35ml x 2 ($35.90) - 2019
Get double the sun protection with this set of 2 sunscreens that will protect your skin from Singapore’s harsh rays. This dermatologically tested sunscreen has an SPF of 50 and is perfect for all skin types. Formulated to ensure smooth application, this sunscreen has a non-sticky and lightweight texture so you can apply it easily under your makeup or even on its own on a bare-faced day.
Candylab Creampop the Velvet in #07 Warm Blood ($15) - 2019
Pop this long-lasting lippie on just before work and you’ll still notice a pop of colour on your lips at the end of the day. Its formula is silky smooth, so this velvet lip cream will glide on your lips for easy application. Leave it as it is to achieve a matte finish, or pop on a gloss to give your lips extra shine.
Sagao Cheek and Lip in Gorgeous Pink ($15.90) - 2018
This blush by Japanese brand Sagao has a whipped, fluffy consistency – much like a soufflé. Its lightweight texture makes the blush really blendable, so it looks seamless – not obvious on the skin.
This dual-purpose product, that can be used on both lips and cheek, is made with a pink bright powder and tone changing powder to correct any dullness on skin and deliver a pretty flush with matte finish. You don’t need a brush for this one. Pat it on the apples of your cheeks and blend it upwards towards your temples.
Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Creams ($15.10) - 2018
Each shade of the contour cream by this British vegan makeup brand is labelled, so there’s no confusion about which one to use for each step. Plus, the shades are subtle on the first swipe so you can layer to build up intensity as you go.
Most mask sheets out in the market contain “water” as the first (main) ingredient. This mask by Korean brand D-Mask, however, holds up to 84 per cent serum goodness to hydrate and tone skin.
The mask sheet is also made from a hypoallergenic and absorbent material, tencel, that acts like a protective layer to prevent water loss, so it doesn’t dry up even if you use it beyond the recommended amount of time and helps your skin better absorb all the nutrients from the mask.
This eye cream is a cocktail of nourishing plant-based oils (kiwi seed oil, avocado oil and carrot seed oil). Ringing in at $66.75, this eye cream by New Zeland brand Antipodes is one of the more cost-effective eye creams we’ve come across – but that isn’t the only thing in its favour.
The eye cream is also made from all natural ingredients and is free from synthetic fragrance. Did we also mention that it’s been proven to stimulate collagen production in human skin cells by up to 82 per cent? They are said to sell every five seconds and is thus the brand’s top seller in New Zealand.
This antioxidant rich face mist by clean-beauty French skincare brand creates a weightless protective barrier on the skin to thwart pollution. Additionally, it’s also made with skin-soothing sakura flower water. The result: Skin that’s both protected and plump.
This mattifying primer that leaves a velvety finish is great for those with oily skin. The rice powder in the formula blurs out imperfections on the skin and keep it shine-free all day. In addition to minimising the appearance of pores and texture on the skin, this beige tone primer also helps to colour correct and mask signs of fatigue.
Herbal Essences Volume White Grapefruit & Mosa Mint ($11.90) - 2018
This paraben, silicon and colorant free shampoo wipes away oil and build up on the scalp and hair, which results in flat, fine hair feeling clean and even a little bouncier. The lightweight formula doesn’t wear the hair down and has is accompanied by a sweet fruity scent.
Take a whiff of this cleanser and prepare for an adrenaline rush (smells just like a freshly brewed cuppa joe). Shaped like actual coffee beans, this cleanser is infused with brightening glycyrrihza extract and moisturising hyaluronic acid.
Made from natural coffee grains, it also does an impressive job of exfoliating dry, flaky skin without the use of microbeads which contaminates the ecosystem and causes sea pollution. To use, soften a coffee bean with warm water and rub it between your hands before spreading evenly on face. Rinse off with water and you’re good to go.
This cushion promises to last even after an hour of being in a sauna. The liquid-to-powder formula leaves a cooling sensation during application and dries down to a soft silky finish, which gives your skin a soft appearance. It also claims to be hypoallergenic, so it’s great for those with sensitive skin. ALSO READ:JUN JI-HYUN’S CUSHION AND LIPSTICK