We bring you the exclusive scoop on what’s hot and buzzing in the Expat Living beauty department this month, so you won’t be left behind. From the latest makeup and skincare launches, to the newest beauty trends and store openings in Singapore, here’s what you need to get in on, stat!
Caudalie has launched a new brightening essence
Mathilde Thomas, co-founder of French skincare brand Caudalie, was in town recently for the launch of the brand’s latest product, the Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence ($46). This lightweight, Asian-inspired essence is a must-try! Key ingredients include glycolic acid, which eliminates dead cells and white peony extract to even out the complexion.
Pamper yourself at Elizabeth Arden’s Red Door Boutique
Attention, beauty mavens and junkies: Elizabeth Arden’s Red Door Boutique has finally landed our shores! You don’t have to fly all the way to New York for a signature spa treatment, as the first-in-Asia boutique has officially opened right in town (#B2-48 ION Orchard). Look forward to iconic treatments like the Ultimate Arden Facial ($280), a 90-minute extravaganza featuring a warm stone upper-body massage and relaxing scalp massage.
We’re eyeing the coconut-infused range by Marc Jacobs Beauty
Fresh off the press, latest coconut-inspired range by Marc Jacobs Beauty is absolutely drool-worthy. The Coconut Gel Highlighter ($69) features five forms of coconut – including coconut milk and water – and instantly illuminates the complexion. What’s more, the gel highlighter comes in a universally-flattering golden-peach hue so anyone can glow for days.
Got dry skin? Try Hada Labo’s premium range
Formulated with five types of hyaluronic acid for deep hydration, Hada Labo’s Super Hyaluronic Acid Premium Hydrating Lotion ($24.90) is a godsend for dry skin folks. Use the essence daily after cleansing – simply apply it on your palms and spread all over your face, before patting and massaging it into the skin.
Detoxify and hydrate with this oil-free gel from Philosophy
Suffering from combination and oily skin? Try Philosophy’s newest addition to their existing Take a Deep Breath range, the Night Oil-free Detoxifying Gel Balm ($56)! Formulated with barley leaf extract and amino acids, the lightweight gel provides moisture while protecting the skin from pollution.