With a ton of beauty products and new beauty brands launching every month, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and confused as to what are the latest products you should be trying. From makeup, to skincare and fragrance, here’s some of our top picks that you won’t regret adding to your beauty shelf.
The weather is unbearably hot these days, which is why you might consider adding Clarins’ Cryo-Flash Cream Mask to your beauty routine. It promises to reduce skin temperature by up to 4°C, and is formulated with menthol and organic evening primrose extract that perks up, tones and depuffs flushed, overheated skin.
It’s gentle on the skin but tough on stubborn makeup – this makeup remover contains nourishing almond, apricot and sunflower seed oil to hydrate and soothe, and prebiotics to strengthen the skin barrier.
This latest addition to La Mer’s popular Lifting Firming line boasts a proprietary restructuring ferment that features potent red algae, in addition to the brand’s patented sea kelp-powered Miracle Broth. The result: smooth, supple skin in just four weeks.
The DRx Pro Facial Steamer harnesses an ultrasonic technology to dispense microscopic steam particles that dives deep into the skin to whisk away excess dirt, makeup and oil. Not only does the steam release last for up to 15 minutes, it also has an anti-bacterial coating and a wide, adjustable dual-chamber nozzle to hug every contour of your face. Pair this with the brand’s Alpha Beta Peel to keep blackheads and clogged pores at bay.
Tackle itchy, irritated and stressed skin with this antioxidant-rich formula from Sunday Riley. This lightweight serum includes ingredients like niacinamide and epigallocatechin gallate (derived from green tea) to soothe sensitivity and quell redness. It also marries brightenyl, a biotechnologically created molecule, with trans-resveratrol to target dark spots.
Want to achieve that dewy luminous look? For those with dry skin, consider adding the Hermes Plein Air H Trio to your roster. Thanks to its hyaluronic acid-infused formula and pearlescent pigments, it locks in makeup without make it look looking cakey.
It’s hard to find a lipstick that delivers intense pigments, hydrates the lips and lasts all day but this one from Charlotte Tilbury (pictured above) checks all the boxes. The buttery smooth bullet harnesses a patented powder blur technology and moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid to keep lips feeling soft and comfortable throughout the day – no lip balm required. Comes in eight wearable shades.
The maison’s Signature Eau De Parfum is a cult-favourite product for good reason, and this hand cream allows you to enjoy this popular floral scent all day long. Besides smelling heavenly, it also leaves hands more supple and hydrated thanks to ingredients like glycerin and aloe vera leaf juice.
Its hero ingredients include honey, royal jelly, hyaluronic acid and peptides – all of which hydrate and plump while you catch some z’s.
Even though it has gourmand cacao and patchouli top notes, the fragrance doesn’t feel cloying. The scent’s bulgarian rose and iris flower keep it smelling fresh while leathery and fruity base notes add a touch of smokiness.
This microneedling tool from Korean beauty brand Naiian creates tiny pin pricks in the skin with self-dissolving needles to send a cocktail of hyaluronic acid and 250 stem-cell derived growth factors to the deeper skin layers. These growth factors imbue the skin with amino acids and proteins to rejuvenate and repair.
Refresh bleary eyes with an invigorating blend of hyaluronic Acid, sunflower root extract and niacinamide. Pro tip: Refrigerate these patches before using for an added depuffing effect.
Supercharged with moisturising ingredients such as shea butter and wild mango butter, this lip gloss from Clarins delivers a megawatt shine and subtle volumising effect. You can’t go wrong with any of the colours from the Lip Perfector range but the pink-red Pomegranate Glow (shade #23) is our go-to for “no makeup” makeup days.
Come for the ultra-luxe talisman-inspired embossing and stay for the finely-milled, buttery smooth formula. Available in three shades – warm gold, precious coral and pearly white – Chanel Les Symboles De Chanel glides onto skin to impart an enviable glow.
Like a glass of water for your thirsty skin, this lightweight water-gel formula contains naturally-derived hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to keep skin moisturised throughout the day. It also contains upcycled vitamin E-rich raspberry seed oil to combat free radicals and fight environmental aggressors. The best part? Its updated glass packaging (made with 40 per cent recycled glass) can be endlessly reused and recycled.
Besides toning the body with its hero ingredient guarana (a potent form of caffeine), this hardworking formula doubles up as a perfume with its tropical scent. Despite being deeply nourishing, it absorbs quickly into the skin and doesn’t leave you feeling greasy or sticky.
Staying true to its name, this crowd-pleaser smells like a bouquet of fresh blooms, thanks to its floral notes of peony, freesia, rose and jasmine. The scent is delicately balanced with a whisper of warm amber and earthy patchouli oil.
What sets this K-beauty Vitamin C serum apart is its “nasties-free” formula, which contains stabilised Vitamin C paired with Jeju green tea enzyme to even out the skin without causing irritation.
Infused with soothing plant-derived green diol, this SPF50+/PA++++ formula feels weightless on the skin and plays well with makeup.
Embrace the Barbiecore trend with this limited-edition collection of beauty tools from Chanel. The Codes Couleur range features makeup brushes, nail files and compact mirrors with the instantly recognisable interlocking C’s emblazoned on it – in a variety of mood-boosting hues.
Peptides, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide are the hero ingredients in this age-reversing formula, which works to lift and soften the skin.
Glam up on the go with these compact four-pan palettes. They can be mixed and matched to create different looks.
The Elemental’s two-part system is a cleansing balm that is formulated with eight different oils such as rosehip and camellia oil to break down makeup without drying out the skin. Follow up with the Exfoliating Refiner, which gently dissolves dead skin with a mix of potent AHAs and polyhydroxy acid (PHA).
Made with 100 per cent pure boar bristles, this hardworking brush gently detangles while simultaneously enhancing shine and cutting through product buildup on the scalp. For best results, pair it with the brand’s Rosemary Root Enhancer that marries rosemary and essential oils to decongest an overloaded scalp.
Bold and unapologetically feminine, it opens with a bouquet of florals (neroli, bitter orange and jasmine) before drying down into a warm and sensual blend of patchouli and honey.
Take the guesswork out of finding your perfect pink blush with this pH-reacting stain. Bonus: It also doubles as a lip tint and is formulated with vitamin E to nourish.
A dull, sallow complexion is no match for this brightening elixir from homegrown beauty brand HEURE. The star ingredient of this formula is encapsulated diglucosyl gallic acid (DGA) that penetrates the innermost layer of the epidermis to inhibit melanin production. On top of revitalising active ingredients like DGA, it also contains a slew of soothing and reparative ingredients like niacinamide, panthenol and centella asiatica extract.
The Teint Idole Ultra Wear is a crowd favourite for good reason. The addition of hyaluronic acid, moringa, vitamin E and probiotics visibly hydrate and plump the skin. As an added bonus, it’s also fortified with SPF35.
Warm and spicy notes of pink pepper and cardamom are mixed with sweet, floral scents like neroli and orange flower to create fragrance that is equal parts feminine and sensual.
It’s hard to find a full coverage formula that truly lends a skin-like, glowy finish, but this one from Givenchy ticks all the boxes. True to its name, this liquid concealer offers numerous skincare benefits (thanks to hydrators like vegetable glycerine and antioxidants like nasturtium extract). It comes in 12 shades to suit every skin tone.
Swipe on this tinted lip balm if you want just the subtlest kiss of colour. Shea butter and agave keeps your pout plump and hydrated, while all ten wearable shades impart a pretty, dewy shine.
This cream cleanser is formulated with 99.8 per cent natural ingredients such as aloe vera juice, swiss pinot noir grape, swiss apple stem cell and triple tea complex for a gentle yet thorough cleanse while keeping skin supple and moisturised. The formula froths when it comes into contact with water but is sulphate-free (coconut-derived surfactants are used in its place) to leave skin feeling clean but never tight.
The brand’s popular Rose Goldea Blossom Delight Eau De Parfum scent can also be found in this hair mist, and its fragrance is just as addictive as the perfume. The hair mist contains a subtle combination of Rosebud and Lily of the Valley notes, so the scent is never too overpowering after you spritz it into your hair.
Glam up on the go with Sephora Collection’s sleek and wallet-friendly Color Shifter Eye Palette. It has all the wearable hues in both matte and shimmery finishes so you can use it for day or night. There are five colourways to choose from to flatter fair, medium and deep skin tones
Having been around for 126 years, it’s a clarifying and rejuvenating elixir that has withstood the test of time – and made better with every iteration. This formula contains a double dose of hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, yuzu and fermented kefir extract to hydrate, brighten, strengthen and repair the skin.
It’s three power-packed serums in one, and formulated with three potent dermatological active ingredients – including hyaluronic acid, C+niacinamide (a Vitamin C derivative, and Niacinamide and ferulic acid) – to enhance luminosity, and to plump and smooth skin. The serum’s packaging features a delivery system with three chambers containing the three key active ingredients, which are combined together when dispensed.
Powered by fresh “Extra Class” grade black diamond truffle extract, this serum boosts skin resilience for smoother, firmer skin.
Offering a natural, buildable coverage, this concealer promises to stay on for 24 hours without streaking or creasing. What’s more, skin-loving ingredients like iris, wild pansy, yarrow and nasturtium extract promote a hydrated, healthy complexion.
Its cocktail of silver lime, mimosa, and cedar can enliven even the dreariest day – but it’s smells even better on balmy evenings.
Boasting a nourishing blend of organic, sustainably-sourced shea butter, shea milk and shea oil, this shower cream gently cleanses while softening and strengthening the skin barrier.
Fresh just reformulated its cult-favourite product with an innovative double fermentation process that produces small antioxidant molecules that penetrate deep into skin. It also includes an advanced reparative metabiotic to hydrate, repair and strengthen the skin against external aggressors.
Chanel’s latest addition to its sustainable, anti-ageing No.1 de Chanel family, the Rich Revitalizing Cream, features camellia ceramides, a yeast extract (derived from pichia genus, found in camellia microbiota) and camellia oil to deeply moisturise parched skin.
This overnight mask is another must-have to incorporate to your nightly rotation. While you catch some z’s, it deeply hydrates and nourishes with its potent blend of swiss grape, polysaccharide complex, ginseng extract and vitamin C.
Spiked with skin-loving plant-derived ingredients like Japanese peony extract, tsubaki flower, jojoba, vitamin E, jojoba and sunflower seed oils, this gentle formula whisks away makeup without leaving behind a greasy residue. Plus, we’d be remiss to mention that it has also been clinically tested to be safe for sensitive skin and eyes.
This hardworking lip gloss coddles your pout with moisture and imparts an ultra-flattering wash of colour. It can be worn alone or paired with your favourite Anastasia Beverly Hills lip liner or lipstick, so you don’t have to worry about your lip colour slipping and sliding around. Best part? The vanilla-scented formula is also non-sticky and the flat-paddle applicator makes application a breeze.
This is the secret to looking bright-eyed and awake (even when you’re running on empty). With the brand’s patented viniferine (derived from vine sap) and TET enzyme, it hydrates the under-eye area and reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. In addition, it has a pearlescent finish that reflects light to instantly perk up your peepers.
Skincare meets makeup in this glow-giving iteration of the brand’s popular Radiant Cushion Foundation. Made with Bulgarian Rose Complex, this lightweight yet buildable foundation is equal parts hydrating and brightening.
This all-rounder elixir is powered by orchid extract, diamond powder and pearls to combat puffiness, dark circles and crow’s feet.
Rambutan is an ingredient often used to replicate the effects of retinol sans irritation – as is the case with this cream that features the brand’s proprietary BT Matrix, a mix of black tea and rambutan tea leaf. When used consistently, it smooths lines and plumps the skin.
Cosmic Wood features a delightful blend of spicy cardamom, musky ambrett, sensual jasmine, earthy sage and smoky vetiver, making for a fragrance that’s both inviting and warm.
With 18 shades to choose from, including wearable neutrals and bolder, shimmer hues, this palette empowers you to have fun with your makeup look. Pro tip: Try wearing the jet black colour, Purpose, as a smudged eyeliner.
Not only does it look good on your vanity, this handsoap by Swedish fashion label & Other Stories refreshes your hands and senses with its notes of bergamot, almond, cedarwood and musk.
Staying true to its name, Dior Forever Skin Glow is essential for getting that coveted radiant, second skin finish. Boasting broad-spectrum sun protection and made with hydrating ingredients such as pansy flower, it protects and nourishes your skin while masking imperfections.
Its limited-edition cushion case features Dior muse and hatmaker Mitzah Bricard’s iconic, statement-making leopard prints.
Encased in a gold, backpack-shaped vessel (designed to resemble the brand’s iconic Stark bag), this fragrance is unapologetically bold and feminine. It features notes like blackcurrant, pink lady apple and bergamot that are layered with tuberose and jasmine sambac. Cedarwood, golden amber, tonka bean and moss are added into the mix for a scent that’s fruity-floral, but still grounded.
This facial device sculpts and enlivens the complexion with its ergonomic design and advanced technology. Harnessing microcurrent technology, microvibrations and LED therapy, combined with gentle heating and cooling, Elvi Pro depuffs the face, helps sharpen features, and combats signs of ageing. Plus, it’s also shaped like a traditional gua sha tool for relieving tension.
To reduce carbon emissions in shipping, Est.lab removed water (one of the weightiest ingredients in beauty formulas) from its cleanser, and used a freeze-drying technique that decreases the molecular weight of the pods.
Just a few drops of water is needed to activate this exfoliating cleanser made with four different kinds of antioxidant-rich superfruits: pineapple, mango, Georgia peach and lemon.
Hydrolysed elastin, castor seed oil, radish root ferment infiltrate, and olive oil all come together to strengthen and hydrate chemically treated hair. For thin, brittle strands, apply a generous amount before shampooing, and leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing off. If your hair is coarse and dehydrated, apply the treatment systematically in sections, including your scalp, and leave on for 20-30 minutes.
Available at Kim Robinson salon.
The team-up between Lancome and the iconic toy Bearbrick has resulted in a limited edition repackaging of three cult favourites from the Parisian beauty brand, including its beloved Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Face Serum. Packed with reparative bifidus prebiotic, this lightweight formula absorbs quickly – no tacky feeling afterwards. Instead, it leaves skin feeling plumped and hydrated.
This two-piece set from Two Lips takes you on an olfactory journey with fresh, citrus and aromatic notes to suit whatever mood you’re in. Alternatively, you can layer Sun (a liquid perfume) over Moon (a solid perfume) to enhance the longevity of the scent.