Wondering which skincare products to buy for wrinkles, saggy skin or dullness? Here we review some of the best anti-ageing creams, serums, and face masks!
The Herb Farm Hydrating Overnight Face Mask, $42
“This family-run brand has been making natural, vegan and cruelty-free skincare products for over 25 years. This overnight mask is designed to hydrate, smooth out lines and rejuvenate the skin; it uses peony extract as an antioxidant, evening primrose oil for hydration as well as Borealine (extracted from bark) to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It also smells amazing – I love applying it at night and smelling it as I lie down in bed.
The texture is rich and creamy. It’s not oily but instead feels like a thin protective barrier on the skin after I gently massage it in. After a few weeks of use (two to three times per week), I do think my skin feels firmer, softer and much more hydrated. I want to see what their other products smell like now!”
– Danielle Rossetti
Rootree Mobitherapy Age-Returning Cream, $73.50
“Rootree is an organic, cruelty-free, natural skincare brand from Korea. They don’t test on animals and they only use recyclable resources and materials for their packaging. Their Mobitherapy line uses extracts from the Korean royal tree, which is anti-inflammatory.
I tested out the Mobitherapy Age-Returning Cream, a wonderful, creamy moisturiser that really impressed me. It is perfectly suited for my dry skin and rich enough to keep my visage hydrated throughout the day. The packaging is gorgeous, too! The jar is made from white glass and comes with a wooden cap. The cream goes on smooth and my makeup applies well over it. It has a pleasant natural scent, which I love. It’s the rare kind of moisturiser that I look forward to applying everyday.”
– Karin Galley
Bema Bio Double Lifting Organic Cream, $110
“To be honest, I’m a bit of a cream snob. I usually stick to one Aussie brand I love, but this has now all changed after trying this anti-ageing cream from Bema. No wonder Italian ladies look amazing! I really like this product. It has a silky smooth texture, almost like a cross between cream and gel, and absorbs well into the skin. The cream is formulated with nourishing oats and soy, and I think it smells lovely. I do not like strong scents on creams, so this is perfect.
After using the cream, I felt that my skin was more hydrated and brightened. The elasticity came back, and the saggy bits around my eyes were lifted. I apply a little more in the evening since I sleep with air-con. I think the price tag is worth it and I will definitely continue using it; it’s a good investment to slow down the ageing process, at least for me!”
– Susan Knudsen-Pickles
Payot Blue Techni Liss Regenerating Balm, $135
“In the signature Payot jar shaped like the waist of a ballerina, this product is an unusual deep blue colour. The ingredients include chasteberry, which has been used for centuries to naturally regulate hormone levels, especially progesterone; horehound for reducing inflammation and healing wounds; Hibiscus AHA (often named ‘Nature’s Botox’ – say no more!); micro algae to hydrate your skin and help with fine lines; hyaluronic acid for hydration.
Designed as an overnight treatment, it’s a unique formula – a gel that turns into an oil when it touches your skin. Almost vaseline-like in texture in the jar, when it’s rubbed across your skin it feels soft and almost powdery. It does have a slight shine for a few minutes before it soaks in, but after a while it doesn’t feel oily at all. I love the rich French Payot scents and this one is marine-floral – lovely and calming at night.”
– Danielle Rossetti
KGlow All-Day Hydra Bright Moisturising Cream, $158
Available at Kglow Skinlab
“My skin is very dry and many of the skincare products that I’ve tried over the years have done little to produce the desired hydration. I feel that KGlow has made a real difference to my skin in terms of reducing dryness. The texture is light and creamy, yet it’s rich enough to plump up the skin with moisture that lasts all day. I found the subtle botanical fragrance lovely.
I usually apply moisturiser far too liberally when the product comes in a jar. KGlow comes in a beautiful looking black and gold bottle with a pump, which suits me perfectly as it offers the benefits of precise dosing. My skin feels nourished and smooth now. The results will keep me coming back for sure.”
– Karin Galley
Yours Day and Night Skincare Set, $79
“This is a different way of choosing skincare. You start by filling up an online survey on your skin type and concerns, as well as daily habits, and any skin stressors or pollutants you might be exposed to. Yours will then recommend a particular skincare routine tailored to you. For me, this was a Day and Night Skincare Set, which cost just $79 in total. The products are designed to last for at least two months, and the brand also offers a subscription plan where you can reorder your skincare on autopilot mode.
Expect fun, pastel packaging (I love pump packs!) and great names like ‘Milky Way Night Cream’ and ‘Drop of Light Serum’. The lotions are lightweight with minimal scent – great for our humid climate. They’re clean and cruelty-free, and made in Switzerland but based in Singapore, so you can support local, too!”
– Danielle Rossetti
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