Every month we bring you news of the latest skincare and make-up, new beauty products, services and stores in Singapore. Take a look if you’re keen to try something new!
Time to go blonde? Goldwell’s Light Dimensions system has nine levels of hair-lightening and it’s flexible enough to create free-form balayage or straight-up Tilda Swinton silver blonde. The aftercare period is a crucial part of a hair-lightening experience, and Goldwell’s new DualSenses Bond Pro haircare range restructures hair from root to tip while conditioning the dry and damaged areas. The new range and insalon service are available at all participating stores in Singapore.
With its 50 shades of skin colour, Fenty will never disappoint! Fenty is luscious and light on the skin but with great cover, and it still looks natural. Not only does it last all day, but a little goes a really long way. New in is the Pro Filt’r Mini Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, a travel-friendly size of singer Rihanna’s boundary-breaking foundation in the same 50 shades as the full-sized version. We get why Barbados recently hailed RiRi as a “national hero”!
Skin Glow Magic
There’s a new acid in town that’s worth getting on your radar. Tranexamic acid, or TXA, is the glow-to ingredient in dermatology today for a range of skincare issues including post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, dark spots, melasma and hives. Skincare brand Glow Recipe has combined TXA with that other powerhouse, vitamin C, in its Guava Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum. The recipe promises to banish a number of evils and get your pandemic face out of its rut!
Available at Sephora stores and sephora.sg.
New Life for Packaging
As part of Aesop’s go-green initiative, the Australian beauty brand has started the Rinse and Return programme to divert waste from landfills. You can now return clean aluminium tubing, glass or plastic packaging from any beauty brand – yes, any brand – to their stores across the city, where it will be transferred for recycling. Just be sure to rinse the plastic and glass vessels first. For each container collected, Aesop will donate $1 to support Zero Waste SG, a non-governmental organisation in Singapore.
Available at department stores and online at aesop.com/sg.
Tried Pine Leaf?
Fans of Korean skincare, take note: beauty e-commerce platform Asian Beauty X has added a no-nasties, genderneutral brand called Solyph. Specifically designed for people who are always on the go, it focuses on hydrating and protecting skin from the sun, heat, sweating and ageing. At the heart of Solyph is pine leaf extract from Pyeongchang, South Korea. The brand is cruelty-free and vegan, and all ingredients are sustainably sourced. Its six skincare staples can perform individually or as a complete skincare routine; and the travel-friendly packaging means you can take it with you!
Available online at asianbeautyx.com.
If we’ve ever needed to practice some self-care, it’s now. The aptly titled Embrace collection from Skin Inc has a cosy kimono, pukka muslin cleansing cloths, UV400 glasses and much more to soothe your soul or give as a CNY gift. The Cryo-Ice Sake Roller, for example, is ideal in the tropics. Cool it in the fridge then roll it over hot cheeks and neck, puffy eyes and angry forehead and be transported to rest and relaxation! We also like the UV50+ Sun Protect Umbrella. Shop the Embrace collection at iloveskininc.com and concept stores, and the Cryo-Ice Sake Roller at iloveskininc.com and leading retailers such as Sephora, KrisShop, Lazada and Shopee.
Ask the expert: What’s new for ’22?
In our regular column, NMITA DOAK, founder of makeup brand Amplio, answers questions on makeup and more.
Nothing screams fresh and new more than a Natural Glow by using shimmer shadows, a peachy blush, neutral lips and heavy mascara on the top and bottom lashes. The Amplio All-In-One Tropical Singapore palette covers your eyeshadow, liner, contouring, blush, brows, and highlighter. Combine this with Amplio Naughty Nude or Dusty Rose Lipstay or Lip Stylo and finish with an Amplio Pure Noir Mascara to pop!
Pretty in Pink looks equally as good for day or night. Mix pink tones to create a multi-dimensional look across your eyes, cheeks and lips. Amplio 3-in-1 Cream Blush: Summer in St Tropez is all you need to create this look. Use this with a brush to create a darker pink look or your fingers for a subtle more blended softer pink.
The classic Red Lip and bold fluttery lashes never gets old. To keep this feeling fresh, use a matte red such as Amplio Lip Stylo Rocket Red. It’s a creamy pencil that will also hydrate your lips. Best part? It fits into your little fun handbag for the evening.
Lastly, Jewelled Eyes. Move away from your 2021 black and brown smoky eye and play with colours! I’m obsessed with a green jewelled eye. Amplio All-In-One Jewels of India palette is super fun. Wet your angle definer brush and create a coloured liner. Add a pop of gold in the inner corners to finish. Trust me: this is a game changer.
Happy New Year! Nmita
Feeding the World
For 10 years, skincare brand Clarins has partnered non-profit FEED to help end childhood hunger, promote education and strengthen communities. The partnership has served a mind-boggling 34 million school meals! Now, we can be part of the cause to help families break out of the poverty cycle. Clarins will gift seven meals to school children through FEED’s giving partners with a minimum spend; these partners include the UN World Food Programme, No Kid Hungry, and Akshaya Patra. Find out more about this and other initiatives at clarins.com.sg, and shop the products at major department stores.
Reward yourself with a Sheroxi massage to ease some of that tension! The salon is based in Holland Village (269 Holland Avenue) and offers a number of luxurious relaxing massages including a signature TCM massage that helps to stimulate the lymphatic system and increase blood circulation, speeding up detoxification and preventing swelling. Other treatments include Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, Thai Classic and Gentle Touch – just pick the one that best suits your needs. Sheroxi has other TCM massage treatments that are ideal for recharging the body and treating various pains and ailments:
• Meridian Tendon Roll Massage: Stimulates the flow of qi (energy) and oxygen in the blood to promote balance and harmony of the body, which lightens stress and increases energy.
• Tibet’s Ear Therapy: Promotes relaxation and helps with insomnia, tinnitus and dizziness
• Moxibustion Fumigation Treatment: Invigorates the blood and stimulates the flow of qi to help lighten neck and shoulder tension, gastric discomfort and other body aches.
• Bust Care Massage: Improves lymphatic drainage, relieves muscle tension and helps in achieving firmer breasts.
• Ovary Care Treatment: A personalised massage on the abdominal area that improves blood circulation to the cervix and uterus, thereby strengthening ovarian function and soothing menstrual cramps, and reducing bloating and water retention. Make self-care a priority and book your appointment today. Sheroxi is open seven days, from 10am to 8pm.
9189 5870 | 9239 1259 | sheroxi.com
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