No doubt, you’ll be tempted to add these wishlist wonders to cart.
Knock knock, who’s there? Oh, you know, just the most exciting new beauty launches we’ve seen this month. We say hello to a new Japanese beauty emporium, a handy hand treatment, and a new look from a local spa-skincare brand. Read on for the top new beauty launches of the month.
Best new beauty launches of February
Porcelain’s skincare line gets a face lift
The local skincare brand’s got a cool new look and we’re loving every bit of it. Decked in a sea of calming cerulean hues, the bottles are designed to resemble ceramic flacons. Of course, the range remains just as stellar. Free of sulphates, parabens, silicons, drying alcohols and phthalates, top bestsellers include the Essentials HA+ Hydrating Serum, Deep Hydrating Lotion and the Plus+ Bio-Cellulose Mask.
Porcelain, available online
Prep your skincare with Yehwadam’s new natural skincare range
TheFaceShop Yehwadam’s line has a new addition to its range – Yehwadam Artemisia. The new natural skincare range holds just three products – a toner, an emulsion and a cream – for an effective routine. Equal parts lightweight and refreshing, the range addresses concerns like skin damage caused by external stressors, as well as signs of ageing. Three core ingredients are the stars here – Artemisia Capillaris (rich in vitamins and minerals, and soothes the skin), Houttuyniae Herba (treats blemishes and purifies skin) and Water Lily (provides the ultimate hydration).
TheFaceShop, available at multiple locations including Plaza Singapura and Raffles City
J-beauty emporium Osakakuma lands in Singapore
If you’re bummed out about not travelling anytime soon (especially to Japan), we have an exclusive for you. Japanese curated beauty and lifestyle retailer Oasakakuma has landed in Singapore! It’s launched in collaboration with beauty distributor Okuma, and you’ll spend hours looking through over 1,000 J-beauty goodies. Oh, and we hear It’s got the lowest prices in town. It’s so confident that it provides a refund of any price differences within seven days. Highlights include cosmetics brand Amplitude, skincare from The Ginza and the popular Cocochi AG Ultimate Sleeping Packs, just to name a few.
Osakakuma, #02-22, PLQ Mall Paya Lebar Quarter, 10 Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 409057
Attain mochi-like hands with Re:Erth’s new hand cream
Maybe it’s the frequent use of hand sanitisers or you’ve often overlooked your hand cream. But if your hands are feeling drier than usual, Re:Erth has just the thing for you. Meet the Rejuvenating Hand Treatment, a hand cream that pumps up the hydration, restores the skin’s elasticity and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles. The local skincare brand uses a trifecta of ingredients including Lipodisq Encapsulated Pure Retinol. This integral part of the formula penetrates deep into your skin for maximum efficacy. And since it’s encapsulated, there’s no oxidation and deflation of the retinol so you can use it anytime.
Re:Erth, available online and at multiple locations including Tangs Orchard and Design Orchard
Restore your skin with Yours’ pH-balancing toner
Step up your basic skincare routine with Yours’ Bounce Back Balancing Toner. Packed with power minerals, this mighty bottle restores the skin’s natural pH level, evens out skin tone and lightens dark spots. It also gives your skin barrier a boost, promotes cell renewal and guards against acne-causing villains. Phew, what a mouthful! Your skin gets a much-needed dose of nourishment and a healthy glow (‘cos don’t we all love that?).
Yours, available online
Best new beauty launches of January
Laneige’s iconic sleeping mask gets an upgrade
Say aye if you stand by this cult favourite sleeping mask! We know we do. In fact, it won Editor’s Pick for Best Spa-Worthy Face Mask at our Beauty Awards last year. Get ready for a reformulated version. The Water Sleeping Mask_Ex gets an upgrade with squalane, sleeping microbiome and probiotics complex to keep your microbiome in check and strengthen its defence when you’re sleeping. We can’t wait to wake up to supple and hydrated skin.
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask_Ex, $45 for 60ml, available at Laneige boutiques and departmental stores; from 1 Feb at Shopee, Zalora and Sephora
Drunk Elephant launches its first facial mist
Spritz the bad juju of 2020 away with Drunk Elephant’s Sweet Biome Fermented Sake Spray. You’ll want to take notes on the benefits. The facial mist is said to restore, soothe and contribute to a healthy microbiome and balanced skin barrier. Powerful electrolytes offer ample antioxidant protection and hydration. There’s also ceramides, vitamin F, natural minerals zinc and amino acids to accelerate collagen production for soft and moisturised skin. No doubt, a great defense against blue light and UV-generated environmental free radicals!
Drunk Elephant Sweet Biome Fermented Sake Spray, $60 for 100ml, available at Sephora
Say hello to Spa Esprit’s acne busting Mask Avenger Facial
Is maskne sucking the life out of you? Guard your skin against pesky pimples with Spa Esprit’s The Mask Avenger Facial. The facial includes cool skincare tools like the Smartline Skin Scrubber, along with a gentle manual extraction to deeply cleanse your face, eradicate nasties and enhance blood circulation. Your pores will take a backseat and you’ll be left with a clearer complex and fewer breakouts. Hallelujah!
Spa Esprit Mask Avenger Facial, $190 (trial price, use the promo code ‘SEMA190’), available at all outlets including Wheelock Place and Raffles Place
Estee Lauder launches a luxurious eye serum
Are your eyes still looking tired even after slathering on concealer? Switch up your eye serum game with the luxurious New Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Eye Serum. Each mighty bottle is formulated with black diamond truffle extract, 24K gold (‘cos why not?), south sea pearls, lady thistle extract and marine algae. It also comes with a cooling sculpted ceramic eye wand massage tool that helps to reduce puffiness, brighten dark circles and lift those peepers. Tired eyes, who?
Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Eye Serum, $290, available at multiple Estee Lauder stores including Ion Orchard, Marina Bay Sands and Tangs Orchard
Smooch up to the reinvented Rouge Dior
This popular lipstick now boasts a colour-enhancing formula with enriching ingredients that are kind to the lips. Select from two more couture finishes – the extra-matte velvet or the bright and bold metallic – according to your mood. It features 35 shades including popular picks like 999 Velvet, 100 Nude Look and 080 Red Smile. Oh, and did we mention that it also comes in a classy refillable case? Loving it!
Rouge Dior, $56, available at all Dior Beauty boutiques and counters
Tom Ford unveils a hydrating matte foundation
Tom Ford Beauty premieres the Traceless Soft Matte Foundation, with a winning liquid formula of hyaluronic acid (for hydration) and soft-focus microsphere powders (to blur imperfections). The silky, blendable texture builds from medium to full coverage so there’s no room for caking, poring and settling. We just wish it comes in more shades!
Tom Ford Beauty Traceless Soft Matte Foundation, $145, available at all Tom Ford counters including Tangs Orchard and Takashimaya, and online
One/Size by Patrick Starr has dropped in Singapore
Is makeup really one size fits all? Count on beauty guru Patrick Starr to educate us with the inclusive One/Size makeup brand. Highlights include the Go Off Makeup Dissolving Mist, Point Made 24-Hour Liquid Eyeliner Pen, Ultimate Setting Powder and Visionary Eyeshadow Palette.
One/Size, available at Sephora
Kiss skin fatigue goodbye with Innisfree’s new Black Tea Youth Enhancing Ampoule
Our busy lifestyle, plus crappy sleep schedule, is doing more damage to our skin than we think. We can’t hit a reset button but from the looks of it, this ampoule comes pretty close. Derived from Jeju black tea, the ampoule carries a “reset concentrate” ingredient that combats dryness, dullness, textured and sensitive skin. The lightweight formula also absorbs quickly so you can move on with the rest of your routine. Speaking of which, the Black Tea skincare line comes with an enhancing cream, eye serum and ampoule mist.
Innisfree Black Tea Youth Enhancing Ampoule, $51 for 30ml, available at Innisfree stores and online
We can’t wait to try these new beauty launches! How about you?