From The Straits Times    |

Put your best face forward and shake off the dullness of the past year with this exciting combo of hybrid skincare treatments that are perfect for your time-pressed lifestyle. Let’s get straight to it:

1. Kill two birds with one stone: A moisturiser that’s a no-makeup alternative

Boasting a fortified formula that’s better than ever, Dior’s Capture Totale Dreamskin Advanced is of the essence when it comes to nailing a your-skin-but-better glow. This fan favourite now comes with next-gen mica and multi-faceted particles for an amplified “soft-focus” luminescence that instantly blurs out dullness and discolouration. The revamp also throws in a reformulated polymer that promises to cling to your skin for an instant mini facelift that works to give you skin that’s softer and smoother over time.

Carefully curated botanicals like an improved longoza extract are said to amplify your skin’s collagen and elastin production for a firmer, more V-shaped visage. The result? Instant gratification and long-term complexion correction. Application is an absolute breeze, too: Simply massage this feathery fluid into your face twice daily, alone or after your usual skincare, for skin that’s beautifully bright, even without makeup.

2. Boost the base with a protective cushion compact

For a fresh face sans cakiness, try the Capture Totale Dreamskin Perfect Skin Cushion SPF 50. This skincare-centric cushion compact is incredibly light and fresh, with none of that suffocating stickiness you sometimes get with other conventional cushions. The sheer finish allows a glimpse of your real skin to glimmer through for a softly diffused look that’s ultra natural and virtually undetectable.

The impressive SPF 50 PA+++ rating also goes a long way towards “cushioning” your complexion from sun damage, and makes this compact perfect for topping up your sunscreen throughout the day without messing up your makeup. Now offered in four Asian-friendly shades, pat this into your face after your skincare steps and as a touch-up as and when required, starting from the centre of your face and blending outwards for a seamless no-makeup makeup finish.

3. Peel away the past with an express rinse-off mask

Finally, complete your regime with the new Capture Totale Dreamskin 1-Minute Mask, which you can use two to three times a week to boost the clarity of your complexion.

A superhero suite of exfoliants – think salicylic, glycolic, citric and floral acids – work in tandem to slough off gunk and grime for a gorgeous glow, aided along by encapsulated pearlescent pigments for instant incandescence.

Application-wise, this delightful Dior concoction is as fuss-free and fabulous as it gets: Slap it onto your skin, massage it into your mien until the powdery pink gel melts into “milk”, rest and relax for 60 seconds, then splash off in the shower to reveal a revitalised complexion that appears younger than ever before.

And we’re done. Congrats on successfully laying the “foundation” of any skincare routine, and good luck keeping your game-face on in the new year ahead!