All posts tagged: skincare

More organic ingredients in Three Cosmetics

The popular Japanese skincare label Three now contains a higher dose of organic ingredients. The revamped formulas are given the stamp of approval by Cosmos Eco Cert (the international standard for organic and natural cosmetics), and contain up to 100 per cent naturally derived ingredients. This means formulas that are more nourishing for the skin. Each is made with essential oils such as frankincense, geranium, orange peel and petitgrain; botanical oils like tea seed, sea berry and jojoba oil; as well as extracts including carrot root, grapefruit, white tea and lavender. The improved products are: *Balancing Point Makeup Remover (S$50) * Balancing Cleansing Oil (S$68) * Balancing Foam (S$58) * Balancing Lotion(S$98) *Balancing SQ Oil (S$150) *Balancing Emulsion (S$110) * Balancing Cream (S$140)

Of Muse and Myth: Aesop Holiday 2019

These are made for the artist, the sophisticate, the stylish, the intellectual, the beautiful. Inspired by the Greek Gods, Aesop’s Holiday Kits are perfect microcosms of skincare goodness. Pampering packages of the brand’s signature products that are best gifted to family and deserving close friends. Because we are skincare addicts, our top pick is The Chronicler (S$185) featuring a skin clarifying set of Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste, Primrose Facial Cleansing Mask, and Fabulous Face Oil. A close second is the skin-brightening The Orator (S$240) with Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser, Antioxidant Facial Toner, and Serum. For a smoother body and hands, go for The Reveller (S$160) Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash and Balm; and Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser as well as Rind Concentrate Body Balm. Available at Aesop boutiques.

Aesop Seeking Silence Facial Hydrator

Aesop’s new face cream is made to calm the skin while keeping its moisture levels balanced. The formula has an intriguing moniker – Seeking Silence Facial Hydrator – and is blended with antioxidants and humectants. The two star ingredients are a green micro-algae, the dunaliella salina extract; and an extract from the bulbs of narcissus tazetta. Both soothe irritation and reduce redness. While ginger root extract and bisabolol calm skin sensitivity. The humectants saccharide isomerate and aqualabel are also added to maintain the skin’s barrier function. To be used morning and evening on clean skin, this emulsion is ideal for those who prefer a fuss-free routine. It is also lightweight enough to be worn under makeup on a hot and humid day. It gained extra points for leaving a cooling sensation on the skin. S$80 for 60ml, available at Aesop Singapore stores 30 Sept 2019.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intense Reset Concentrate Serum

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intense Reset Concentrate

These days, anything that promises to do more for my skin in a single step, or in lesser time, I’m up for it. So when Estee Lauder announced that it was launching a new product that would “reset” skin in a flash, my ears pricked up. Especially when it is from the iconic Advanced Night Repair line which is made to boost the skin’s repair process while you sleep. Made to complement the Advanced Night Repair Serum, the Intense Reset Concentrate promises to amp up skin repair when it is stressed. The gel emulsion contains: Concentrated Purification ingredients made from fermented yeast to boost skin cells’ natural purification process Estee Lauder’s patented Chronolux Technology, that supports the synchronisation of the skin’s nightly repair process Hyaluronic Acid and Anti-oxidants to fortify skin Multi-Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid Complex to keep skin plump and moisturised, while maintaining its own natural hyaluronic acid levels. Hyaluronic acid molecules of various sizes penetrate different levels of the skin’s surface to seal in moisture. Anti-Pollution Anti-Oxidants to protect skin from pollutants Gentle …

Cle de Peau Beauté Key Radiance Le Serum

Cle de Peau Beaute Key Radiance Range

If you are looking to invest in an anti-ageing skincare routine, give Cle de Peau Beaute a shot with its new Key Radiance Range. The luxurious skincare label has launched its latest series of products to keep skin youthful, supple and radiant. Not many skincare brands offer an almost immediate effect for mature skin, but Cle de Peau Beaute does. The Key Radiance routine begins with the Le Serum, a watery formula with an algae complex to refresh and revitalise skin. Next, the Hydro-Softening or Clarifying Lotion exfoliates skin with Scutelleria Baicalensis (Huang Qin). For best results, use with the brand’s pillowy silk-woven cotton pads to smoothen skin. To finish the day routine, slather on the Protective Fortifying Cream or Emulsion; and use the Intensive Fortifying Cream or Emulsion for the night. Interestingly, the brand says it uses a proprietary “Time Tune” formula which is “attuned to the skin’s circadian rhythm”.

Sephora Fall 2019: Look out for these

Probiotic formulas Probiotics are good for your gut, and good for your skin too.       Potent serums and oils Because we always recommend amp-ing up your skincare routine to re-boot skin.       Multi-tasking moisturisers Because who doesn’t love do-it-all formulas?     Colours Fall shades that are still bright and lively.     Complexion perfectors Quick-fixes for flawless-looking skin       For pampering all-over Literally head-to-toe.

Crystal Tomato: Beyond Sun Protection SPF 75+

Any beauty junkie worth her salt would be popping a revolutionary Crystal Tomato supplement tablet every day. We have had it in our beauty regimen for years, and the results on our skin are crystal clear: smaller pores, and brighter, firmer and overall healthier looking skin. We saw results within a week, after we started popping the pill. And the clinical results prove it. Now, to complement the Crystal Tomato supplement, the brand has launched the Beyond Sun Protection sunscreen that was five years in the making. Lightweight, non-greasy and sheer on the skin, this formula packs a punch: More than 50 per cent protection against High Energy Visible (HEV) light. Also known as Blue Light, it can cause hyperpigmentation, redness, and stimulation of the production of free radicals that can accelerate skin ageing. (The scariest part about Blue Light? You’re staring at it now. Besides the sun, sources of this skin-damaging light are the screens of electronic devices and LED lights.) Persistent Pigment Darkening Protection 17+ and PA++++; highest ratings possible Anti-pollution and antioxidant …

The Ordinary, Covent Garden

Shopping in London: The Ordinary

In a world of beauty products printed with mysterious and long lists of skincare ingredients, the appearance of The Ordinary is like seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. Launched in 2016, The Ordinary revolutionised the beauty market with affordable products that contain simple and effective ingredients. Soon, The Ordinary was on the hit list of beauty junkies that knew their retinol from their alpha hydroxy acids. Packaged simply in tinted glass dropper bottles, most of the products are made in straightforward combinations of the two best ingredients that would make one’s skin better: more hydrated, smoother, firmer, fairer. One at a time. The Ordinary does not make promises about do-it-all serums; just the right and pure ingredients that do it. TBG was in London earlier this year, and picked up 7 items that would be good for beginners looking to treat their skin, without having to risk too much of a reaction: Antioxidants to fix stressed skin: Resveratrol 3%+Ferulic Acid 3% Moisturisation: Hyaluronic Acid 2%+B5, or, 100% Plant-Derived Squalane, or, Amino Acids+B5 …

Aesop Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk

Aesop Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk

Not all cleansers are made equal (or sudsy). Aesop’s new Cleansing Milk is one of the gentlest we’ve come across. Containing moisturising panthenol, grapeseed and reinvigorating sandalwood, this milky emulsion is a pleasure to use. I’d recommend including this into your routine at the end of a long day, to help you unwind before bed. This Cleansing Milk glides on like a cream. Massage onto a dirty but dry face to lift away dirt and impurities. Then rinse with water. The formula left my skin clean, soft and supple. This product is perfect if you hate that squeaky clean but dry feeling after using a regular sudsy facial wash. It would also work well on drier skin types.

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Progressive Renewal Treatment

1 Week Review: Elizabeth Arden Prevage Progressive Renewal Treatment

Intensive skincare treatments can be tricky. With the high concentration of ingredients, they could either work magic on the skin, or leave it irritated and prickly. And it seems Elizabeth Arden’s premium Prevage range may have gotten the formulas of its four-week Progressive Renewal Treatment right. The genius is in the four-bottles labelled 1 to 4. Each contains an increasing concentration of peeling and rejuvenating ingredients, to minimise irritation of the skin. This treatment range is made with polyhydroxy acid, and alpha hydroxy acid to exfoliate and encourage cell turnover. It is also blended with the antioxidant idebenone as well as phosphate salts to maintain a low PH level on the skin for more effectiveness. The active ingredients are kept active and more potent with a push button mechanism that mixes the idebenone only upon the first use. See it in action here (from 2:21). Each bottle is enough for at least a week’s supply. (Although because I prefer to be conservative when it comes to using intensive treatments, and use only one pipette each …