Crabtree & Evelyn Damask Rose Everyday Skincare Collection
You’ve doubtlessly spotted Crabtree & Evelyn’s Damask Rose Everyday Skincare Collection perched in store windows by now, and we’ll say this: the hype is legitimate. Not only are we thrilled that the brand has finally unveiled an extensive range of skincare products. In addition to smelling amazing (as all Crabtree & Evelyn products do), the Damask Rose Collection simplifies the process of skincare into three steps: cleanse, tone and moisturise. Our favourites include the Softening Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover ($28), the Relaxing Micellar Water ($30), and the Daily SPF45 PA+++ Lotion ($45).
Available at all Crabtree & Evelyn Stores
NIVEA Deodorant Pure & Sensitive
Nothing spoils perfect hair and makeup like terrible body odour, which is why we’ve turned to Nivea’s Pure & Sensitive range to keep the stink at bay. As per its name, Nivea’s latest deodorant uses minimal additives (no alcohol, colorants, or preservatives) and contains chamomile extract and avocado oil to prevent irritation.
NIVEA Deodorant Pure & Sensitive roll-on, $5.50
NIVEA Deodorant Pure & Sensitive spray, $9.50
Available exclusively at Guardian
Multi-tasking sunscreen from NIVEA
We love a good multi-tasker, especially on busy days. Which is why we’ve gone gaga from NIVEA’s new all-rounding sunscreens: The NIVEA Sun Whitening Light Texture Gel Serum SPF50 PA+++ and the NIVEA Sun Whitening Light Texture Milk Serum (Nude Glow) SPF 50 PA+++. The lightweight Gel Serum acts as a sort of pre-moisturiser (apply it before your regular day cream), while the Texture Milk Serum contains a “nude glow” that allows it to double up as a makeup base.
NIVEA Sun Whitening Light Texture Gel Serum SPF50 PA+++ (for face and body), $16.90
NIVEA Sun Whitening Light Texture Milk Serum (Nude Glow) SPF 50 PA+++. $15.90
Available at selected Watsons and NTUC Fairprice outlets
Laneige Limited Edition 20th Anniversary birthday set
For its 20th anniversary, Laneige commissioned Song Hye Gyo to design this adorable birthday gift set, which contains seven tubes of Water Bank Gel Cream_EX with seven different fragrances – one for each day of the week. Scents in include soapy powder (Monday), Water Bank Aqua Fresh (Tuesday), Lavender (Wednesday – and Song Hye Gyo’s favourite!), Musk (Thursday), Wine (Friday), Jasmine & Bergamot (Saturday), and Mandarin (Sunday).
Laneige Limited Edition 20th Anniversary birthday set: Water Bank Gel Cream_EX, $52, available at all Laneige boutiques and counters
Daylong After Sun Repair
You’ve used sunscreen and sunblock, but what do you turn to when you’ve already gotten sunburned? Sure, there’s always good ‘ol aloe vera, but we’ve been mighty impressed by the After Sun Repair lotion from Daylong, a Swiss sun protection brand renowned for keeping Switzerland’s skiers safe from harmful UV rays. A DNA repair enzyme called ‘Endonuclease’ helps regenerate the skin after sun exposure, while Vitamin E will keep your face and body moisturised.
Daylong After Sun Repair, $32, available in selected pharmacies
Innisfree Soybean Energy Essence (Light)
Thanks to their watery texture, essences have become increasingly popular in Singapore. Our most recent favourite Innisfree’s Soybean Energy Essence (Light), an even lighter alternative to the regular Soybean Energy Essence. This one, which contains 94 per cent fermented Jeju soybean extract for anti-aging and whitening, is designed to be the first step in your skincare regime. We absolutely love how quickly it absorbs and how weightless it feels despite the humid climate. While its predecessor has a gel texture and was formulated for normal to dry skin types, the watery “Light” essence is more suitable for oily and combination skin.
Soybean Energy Essence (Light), $59, available at all innisfree stores
Who doesn’t want thicker, fuller hair? Thanks to Redken, you can now achieve luscious locks without using wigs, hair plugs, or extensions. Their new Cerafill range comes with three lines: Defy for normal to thin hair, Retaliate for advanced thinning hair, and Maximize for amplifying every strand. Specially formulated shampoos, conditioners, and treatments provide lasting and instant results, and are safe for colour-treated and chemically-treated hair.
Products range from $32 to $110
Kiehl’s Hydro-Poumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate
Does your skin look dull and tired despite your diligent use of anti-aging products? Then you might be suffering from Age-Related Dehydration, a condition caused by an imbalance of moisture within the skin. You might not have fine lines or sagging jowls yet, but a dull complexion can still add years to your face. Reclaim your youth with Kiehl’s new Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate, a formula that “floods” the deepest surface layers of dehydrated skin with moisture. Your complexion will look plumper, fresher, and youthful immediately.
Kiehl’s Hydro-Poumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate, $80, available at all Kiehl’s stores
The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Bath & Bodycare
This range actually came out a couple of months ago, but it’s never too late to rave about something we so thoroughly love. The Body Shop’s Wild Argan Oil Bath & Bodycare collection smells so amazing, we take a big whiff of the shower gel even before using it. By using Argan oil, these products not only recall ancient beauty regimes used by Moroccan women, but they also keep your skin supple, glowing, and smooth (hey, if Argan oil can protect women in the Sahara, then surely it can protect you).
The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Bath & Bodycare products range from $9.90 to $30.90. Available at all Body Shop stores
The Body Shop Red Musk Collection
A fragrance for women with no fruits and no flowers? Tell us you’re as intrigued as we are. The Body Shop’s new Red Musk collection defies convention by blending pepper, cinnamon, and tobacco for a scent that is confident, bold, and sexy – perfect for women with a bit of a dark side.
Available 16 October in Eau de Parfum ($69.90 for 80ml, $89.90 for 100ml) and alcohol-free Perfume Oil ($45.90), at all Body Shop stores
The Body Shop Sweet Almond Oil Nail Varnish Remover
Finally, a nail polish remover that won’t make us feel as if we were huffing something illegal. The Body Shop’s new Sweet Almond Oil Nail Varnish Remover is acetone-free and uses sweet almond oil, soya oil, and Community Fair Trade sugarcane essence to condition your nails.
$12.90, available 16 October at all Body Shop stores
Pond’s Age Miracle Range
At long last, Pond’s arrived in Singapore over the summer, with a range of products that target pretty much ever skincare problem imaginable. The brand’s Age Miracle collection is the star, and for good reason – we can’t remember the last time we saw an anti-aging range this comprehensive. Check out the Dual Action Eye Cream ($29.90) with separate formulas for targeting crow’s feet and dark circles, as well as the Pond’s Age Miracle Frim & Lift Targeted Lifting Massager ($49.90) that stimulates skin around the oft-neglected jaw and neckline.
Pond’s Age Miracle Range products range from $19.90 to $39.90. Available at selected Guardian outlets and departmental stores