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Aesop Citrus Melange Body Cleanser

Aesop Citrus Melange Body Cleanser

Summer days are here. If you live on a tropical island like Singapore, it probably wouldn’t matter if summer were here or not. Except for the amazing sales in the stories. That said, everyone’s imagination needs to be transported these days. When many countries’ borders are on lockdown, the pleasure of travel is becoming a fuzzy memory. I imagine Aesop’s new Citrus Melange Body Cleanser must be what the lemons of the Mediterranean Amalfi Coast must smell like in Summer. Fresh, breezy and a hint of herbaceous deliciousness. I’ve never been to the Amalfi Coast but I can imagine the salty sea breeze. Containing petitgrain, lemon rind and grapefruit rind, Aesop’s low-foaming cleanser turns your shower experience into a daydreaming session. Pair it with the Petitgrain Reviving Body Gel (grapefruit rind, pantheon, witch hazel) to cool hot skin, and smell fresh and earthy.

Aesop Deodorant Roll-On

The new deodorants from Aesop are a dream to use. Feels cool on the skin and lightweight, these roll-ons have an earthy, woody scent. Way different than the medicinal-smelling or cheap perfume versions. Aesop’s are most suited for those who prefer a light, masculine fragrance to keep odours at bay. Available in two options. The regular one with vetiver, zinc ricinoleate, lavender oil, clover flower oil, eucalyptus oil, tea tree leaf oil, coriander seed oil, thyme oil, ginger root extract, wasabi japonica, and lactic acid. The herbal version contains sage leaf, rosemary leaf oil, orange flower oil, eucalyptus oil, ginger root extract, lactic acid, zinc ricinoleate, and wasabi japonica.

Lush Holiday 2017

Colourful, cute, indulgent, and smelling like a fun time in the bath, it is easy to pick out soaps and bath bombs for people you care for at Lush this Xmas. The Beauty Gazette picks the cutest from the latest Holiday lot. The Snowman Bubbleroon, pictured above, S$15. Sicilian lemon, lemon myrtle oils, cocoa and Fairtrade shea butters, soya milk powder. Photos: Lush

Lush Halloween 2017

You may have outgrown trick and treatin’; and become too tired of the annual Halloween pub crawl in your sexy zombie/ vampire/ femme-fatale-met-with-accident outfit. And all you want to do is stay home, take a warm shower then luxuriate on your couch with a beauty mask and Netflix. But you could still get into the mood of Halloween with a stash of cute Lush body care shaped in one-eyed monsters, pumpkins and black kittens in a warm bath.         Photos: Lush

Lush opens its largest Singapore store at VivoCity

Lush Cosmetics’ fifth boutique in Singapore is also its largest one.  When picking up gifts, this store is where you should head to.  It has the brand’s widest range of products; from the perfumes, fresh face masks and bath bombs to the face creams, solid toothpaste, and other personal care products. Click here for a virtual tour of the store. Lush VivoCity is located at B1-04, 1 Harbourfront Walk.

Crabtree & Evelyn’s new superfood-inspired handcare and bodycare

This whimsically-rustic lifestyle label has released its new range of products inspired by food, herbs, and spices. As always, Crabtree & Evelyn takes pride in its olfactory concoctions infused into the products, that are comforting and soothing on the senses. Clearly, this is why the brand is a mainstay in the bathrooms of those who turn bath time into a daily ritual for melting away the day’s stress.  And they always make such great gifts for every occasion you can think of (birthdays, Christmas, Mother’s Day, etc.). The new Lavender & Espresso line is scented with cypress, citron, patchouli, sandalwood and coffee bean oils. The Rosewater & Peppercorn range is also blended with bergamot, tonka bean, and patchouli extracts. While the Citron & Coriander collection contains lemon, honey and shea butter. The Pomegranate & Argan Oil line-up is blended with pistachio, ginger, grapeseed and argan oils.  Pear & Pink Magnolia products are sweet with frangipani, green ivy and teakwood. Goatmilk & Oat is a cocktail of free range goat’s milk, oat kernel, lavender, rose, geranium …

Clarins Body Fit Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert, and SPF 20 Brightening Body Veil

The first products that masseur Jacques Courtin-Clarins sold out of his salon in 1954, were body treatment oils. Almost six decades on, Clarins is still known for its body treatment products that promise to smoothen skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. The new Body Fit Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert is a lightweight gel moisturiser that leaves the skin with a velvety finish, and lightly perfumed (we are loving the refreshing floral scent). Think of it as invisible Spanx. After application, my skin immediately looked smoother, and feel just that tad firmer and tighter. Its star ingredient is a quince leaf extract that acts on the adipose fat cells to smoothen the dimpling on skin caused by cellulite. Eight plant extracts are also added to lift, and firm the skin. For sure, applying this gel alone will not give you a firmer and tighter cellulite-free silhouette. Use the Body Fit with regular exercise (be it circuit training at the gym or the #BBG at home), and a sensible diet (which includes the occasional burrata rucola pizza and …

Lush Mother’s Day and solids collection

With Lush, bath time is never a quickie affair. The brand is about the bath bombs that turn the tub into an essential oil-infused body soak; the colourful bubble bars that leave your skin covered in crazy colours like neon pink and orange while you scrub; and so on. Lush products come in unexpected textures: solid hair conditioners and shampoos, toothpaste, mouthwash; wobbly jelly soaps; powdery bath bombs that fizzle like a coke in the water. Some of the ingredients are also good enough to eat. And the scents always hit you like… So bath times becomes a true ritual, where you take time to unwind and take stock of the day. The latest collection is no less fun. The Beauty Gazette‘s picks: Pink Custard Shower Jelly – with lavender oil, tonka absolute, vanilla absolute, neroli oil, organic coconut oil, brown sugar (keep it in the freezer for a super cooling wash on hot days)  Drop of Hope Hand & Body Soap – So interesting. This bar is made from rapeseed oil, sourced from the Minamisoma …

Origins Rituali Tea range

Trump won the US elections earlier today. And when the going gets tough, the tough gets masking. Increasingly, I’ve come to realise that to do well in the corporate boardroom, rest and “me-time” is incredibly important. To be sharp and efficient in the office, I need at least two to three hours of “me time” to read, meditate, put on a mask; and at least eight hours of sleep. Origins’ new Rituali Tea range is perfect for my beauty night caps. Although I prefer to stay away from tea before bed – the caffeine will keep me up the entire night – I appreciate the anti-oxidant packed leaves blended in masks. Inspired by tea rituals, the range is an indulgent home spa one; especially when you have the time to wind down in the evening or over the weekend. The Matcha Madness Revitalising Powder Face Mask with Matcha & Green Tea ($68) and Oolong-La Purifying Powder Face Mask with Oolong Black Tea & Chai Spices ($68) actually froths up like real tea latte when you …