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!
Your eyes are the windows to your soul. They’re crucial in non-verbal communication; they can help express our emotions without us having to say a word. With ageing, the eye opening becomes more strained and excess skin drapes over the upper eyelid crease, leading to a tired appearance. The eyelid margin may also droop due to the weakening of the eyelid opening mechanism – this is known as eyelid ptosis.
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty can help to functionally and cosmetically rejuvenate the upper eyelid. First, the excess skin and fat on the upper eyelids are removed. The eyelid opening mechanism may also be tightened to correct eyelid ptosis.
To learn more about upper blepharoplasty, visit Dr Wong at W Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, #06-28/29 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Center, 38 Irrawaddy Road. 6570 2528 | waesthetics.com
Ask the expert – How can I look good for a last minute virtual meeting?
In this new column, NMITA DOAK, founder of award-winning makeup brand Amplio, answers our questions on makeup and more.
PING! That was your 15-minute alert for your Zoom call. What to do? Video off? No, they insist you have your camera on. You quickly dress from the waist up, pull your hair into a low bun and now there’s exactly four minutes left for you to make your face look fresh and presentable.
The best part is you only need your makeup to last a short period, so skip the primer but not the moisturiser. Hydration is key! Use a beauty blender to pat a little concealer under your eyes and down your nose. I’m obsessed with the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer. Then, I love to use one of my brightest cream blushes, the Amplio X Steph Adams 3-in-1 Summer in St Tropez. I use my fingers to make my eyelids pop, cheeks glow and awaken my lips. How’s that for multi-purpose?
Next, I like to use a volumising and curling mascara, like the Huda Beauty Legit Lashes Double-Ended Mascara.
Finally, use a little highlighter to lift your brows and create a little cheek pop. The Amplio Jewels of India All-InOne Makeup Palette has a great highlighter in a luxuriously golden sunlight shade. Voilà!
A splurge-worthy purchase is La Prairie’s Pure Gold Radiance Concentrate, a rich serum that provides both immediate and long-term radiance. Infused with the luxury skincare brand’s exclusive Pure Gold Diffusion System, the gold-standard formula helps to smoothen and refine texture, while evening out skin tone to reveal a lit-from-within base. Available for $1,270 from all La Prairie counters.
If you’re looking for a feminine wash that gently cleanses, soothes and hydrates the delicate area around your intimates, try French-made, gynaecologist-approved feminine care brand Woman Essentials. The Bain Blanc Brightening Replenishing Gentle Wash ($59) is a soap- and parabenfree cleanser suitable for top-to-toe washing. Great for daily use, the gentle wash provides immediate relief from dryness and itch. With consistent use over time, it aims to restore lost plumpness and radiance due to hormonal changes, ageing and inflammation.
Shop the full range of intimate care products at beautycloset.sg.
After a massive facelift, SkinLab The Medical Spa’s Tampines outlet is now open for appointments! The homegrown medical spa chain, which has seven outlets island-wide, offers medical-grade facials and body treatments. Try the newly launched Local Dynamic Micro-massage (LDM), which uses ultrasound to boost collagen and hyaluronic acid regeneration, instantly lifting and firming the skin.
10 Tampines Central 1, #04-30/32. 6634 8101 | skinlabmedspa.com
According to Dr Angeline Yong of Angeline Yong Dermatology, non-invasive body contouring is all the rage now as not everyone is keen to go under the knife. Why go through all the fuss with a nip and tuck, when you can get fat busting and skin tightening results from a non-surgical procedure like the Deka Onda Coolwaves? The innovative body contouring device promises to melt away unwanted fats, tighten loose skin and reduce cellulite – all at the same time. During the process, fat cells are selectively targeted. Guided by electromagnetic fields, the Coolwaves can affect the deep layer of the subcutaneous adipose tissue without dispersing energy into the tissue or overheating it, which means that surrounding tissues are unharmed. There’s also a built-in cooling contact system to maximise comfort. For more information about the Deka Onda Coolwaves treatment, visit Angeline Yong Dermatology.
6 Napier Road, #03-02 Gleneagles Medical Centre. 6592 1311 | ayd.com.sg
We’re in love with LUX Botanicals’ new body and hand wash collection, which are infused with natural botanical and floral extracts to moisturise and pamper the skin. Paraben-, colourant- and silicone-free, the body washes are available in heavenly, therapeutic scents like freesia and tea tree oil, and gardenia and honey.
Available at NTUC FairPrice, Lazada and Shopee.
Nothing says self-care more than a spa day at home! Treat your skin to a luxurious 24K Gold Peel-Off Mask ($59) from local beauty brand Al’s Beauty. Cruelty-free, paraben-free and sulphate-free, the hypoallergenic face mask is made in Switzerland. It’s infused with real gold to hydrate, decongest and brighten dull skin, while reducing ageing signs like wrinkles and fine lines.