The lucky guests of Furama Hotels in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore will now be pampered from head to toe with Crabtree & Evelyn La Source bath and body products. The La Source series contains a blend of mineral salts and nutrient-rich seaweed to leave skin smooth and refreshed, while its crisp, clean aquatic scent lingers on the skin. Visit www.crabtree-evelyn.com and www.furama.com.
If too-sweet floral and fruity scents make you dizzy, try Viktor & Rolf’s Spicebomb ($89 for 50ml). Its fragrance blends chilli and saffron together with frosty notes of pink pepper and elemi for contrast. Though created with men in mind, if you prefer musky aromatic spices then this might be one for you. Only at Tangs Beauty Hall.
It has been estimated that the average woman could swallow up to 1.5kg of lipstick in her lifetime. Yikes! SpaRitual Lip Glosses ($49) are free of parabens, petrochemicals and phthalates, so you won’t be ingesting any nasties. They’re 100-percent gluten‐free, too, and made with certified organic cocoa seed butter and coconut oil – perfect for vegans and those sensitive to gluten. The pleasant, sweet scent is another plus point! Buy online at www.mylife-store.com. sparitual.com
Stick with This
The sun is probably your face’s number-one enemy and delicate areas around the nose and eyes need more attention. Before a day outdoors, slick on La Prairie Ultra Protection Stick ($108) before leaving the house. It contains Porphyra umbilicalis, a unique red algae that provides natural protection from lines, wrinkles and other signs of photo-ageing. Available at all La Prairie counters.
Sumptuous and addictive bitter orange layered with dark chocolate. Is that a Cadbury’s jingle? Nope, this is one of the five limited-edition perfumes released by Jo Malone this month ($95 for 30ml). There may be some surreptitious skin-licking going on, because these fragrances are divine. Based on quintessential British desserts, the range also includes lemon tart, redcurrant and cream, elderflower and gooseberry, and ginger biscuit. Mmmmm. Available at all Jo Malone boutiques and beauty counters.
Matte About You
Shining in all the wrong places? Gleaming forehead? Get rid of excess oil with two to three pea-sized drops of b.liv Soothe and Matte ($45.95). This moisturiser’s active ingredient, vitamin B5, restricts oil-production, while silanediol salicylate soothes irritated skin for a smooth and matte complexion. Available at all SaSa outlets and Watsons Ngee Ann City.
If you don’t have a bedtime beauty routine, start one with Matis Night Essential Concentrate ($49).This serum is suitable for all skin types and perfect for dry, dull and congested skin. It regenerates and strengthens the skin barrier while reducing water loss to avoid hydration, making skin smoother and brighter. Special 10-percent discount for EL readers. Available at Beauty Empire, #B1-97/98 Square 2. Call 6397 7393 or email email@example.com.
Tresses in Distress
A swim may help you to unwind, but prolonged exposure to chlorine and other harsh pool chemicals may stress your hair. The Philip Kingsley Swimcap (£18.95) promises to guard your hair against discolouration and damage caused by sun, chlorine, salt water and wind, while providing a super conditioning treatment. philipkingsley.co.uk
We need constant hydration, but piling on moisturisers in this humid climate can make faces greasy. What you need is a light-textured moisturiser that provides rich hydration, like Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Hydrator ($85). It contains not one, not two, but seven essential oils known for their hydrating properties. The milky lotion is absorbed almost immediately, leaving your skin smooth and supple throughout the day. Available from mid-March at all Aesop outlets.
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