Skincare with probiotics, overnight saviours, acneic skin solutions and the Beauty Editor’s picks.
FUN FACT! If you think that the word Lactobacillus sounds familiar, then you’re probably right cos that’s the kind of live probiotics used in the good ol’ crowd-favourite yogurt drink, Vitagen. When used in skincare, it mimics the natural bacterial protection of newborn babies and creates a balanced environment for healthy bacteria, increasing skin’s resilience while decreasing sensitivity. Now, as one of the few beauty brands that champions probiotics, OMM’s arrival in Malaysia piqued our curiosity. Here are our picks, in order:
PICK 1: OMM UV SHIELD MOISTURE SUN MIST SPF50+/PA++++, RM149 By now, you would’ve known the repercussions of sun damage, so you’d know to include a sunblock in your daily routine. This works great as it comes in a spray form and is perfect for use on the go. It releases ultra-fine mist and is non-sticky. With a formula that features Lactobacillus and Gangwon-do Deep Sea Water, it will help boost skin’s resilience on top of broad-spectrum UV protection. You can mist directly over your face (avoid the eyes and nose!) or spray onto your palms and pat all over.
PICK 3: FRESH JUICE MASK SERIES IN BLUBERRY, RM105 What immediately caught our eye was the packaging that looks just like a juice carton – how cute! However, it is in fact an intensive seven-day mask with individually-sealed rose fibre sheets that are freshly soaked in blueberry extract that prevents wrinkle formation by resisting oxidation and scavenging free radicals that cause premature ageing.
PICK 2: OMM CRYSTAL LUMINOUS DRIPS MOSTURISING MASK, RM89 These interesting-looking crystal balls are actually capsule sleeping masks that deliver much-needed nutrients into your skin while you sleep. They’re more concentrated than your regular night cream and mimic skin’s natural water-lipid ratio for optimal repair. The capsules are packaged in a way where the delivery gel is separated from the nutritive cream, so you need to mix them both with a spatula or cotton bud before application.
PICK 4: FRESH FERMENT MOISTURE FIRST ESSENCE, RM199 For us, this is the ultimate musthave from the brand! As the first step in your skincare routine, the ultra-moisturising toner activates skin to receive the next products. Its unique formula, containing Lactobacillus ensures quicker results from your products while protecting skin from toxins.