Give your regular skincare routine an intoxicating touch with these alcohol-infused beauty products. You’ll be able to indulge in a tipple (of sorts) without any unpleasant after-effects. There’s no risk of a dreaded hangover and bloat the next day, and you’ll get the added bonus of smelling good and having radiant skin.
Timeless Japanese ingredients and modern science come together to create The Classic Ritual, a four-step practice created by Japan-based beauty and skincare brand Tatcha, based on the belief that what is good for the body is good for the skin.
One of these steps is The Essence, which has the task of plumping the skin. Inspired by the ancient beauty rituals of Japanese women, who would pour sake into a steamy bath and luxuriate in the concoction, as their skin absorbs the amino acids from the sake. This led to gentle exfoliation and boosting of the skin’s natural moisture-retaining properties.
The Essence harnesses the wonders of fermentation with Okinawa red algae and green tea, which plump and prime the skin while boosting it with anti-ageing properties, leading to softer skin.
$162, from Sephora.
The key ingredient of L’or de vie is the golden-hued yquem sap (used to make white wine) from Chateau D’Yquem, a legendary French vineyard that’s been around for 400 years. This new version concentrates the precious active ingredients from the 2021 vintage, which enables the skin to return to its youthful radiance and regain its beauty.
It’s designed around three formulas that compose a month of skincare (each applied alone, in a defined order, for 10 days), with three vials that make up three steps.
Each one of them takes care of a specific function – preparing, transforming and maximising potential. The yquem sap is at the heart of this product. It is extracted from vine shoots and has the ability to fight oxidative stress, resulting in skin that is more radiant.
All the ingredients work together to reinforce the skin’s cellular defences, accelerate its regeneration, and strengthen its cellular energy reserves.
$4,300, from Dior Beauty ION Orchard and Marina Bay Sands Boutiques, and Dior Beauty Takashimaya and TANGS Orchard Counters.
Ten years of genetic research with Harvard Medical School has resulted in the discovery of an enzyme that enables skin ageing to be reversed. This enzyme, known as TET (Ten-Eleven Translocation), led to TET8™ Technology, which has produced Caudalie’s Premier Cru collection.
This revolutionary technology stimulates youth proteins in the skin and corrects eight signs of ageing, including wrinkle and fine line reduction, firmer skin and improved elasticity.
This French skincare brand makes products based on the healing properties found in grapes. So it’s no surprise that this collection contains resveratrol, which comes from vine sap. There are four products in this collection – Premier Cru The Cream ($161), Premier Cru The Cream Refill ($131), Premier Cru The Eye Cream ($99) and Premier Cru The Serum ($176). It’s eco-friendly too, as the cream jar has a capsule that can be refilled.
Available at all Sephora stores and on Sephora.sg.