SK IN CARE

Ra­di­ance-boosting cleansers, elixirs of youth and age-de­fy­ing lifters to get you that cov­eted in­side-out glow

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1 BEST AN­TIOX­I­DANT SERUM C E Ferulic, $150, Sk­inCeu­ti­cals

An­tiox­i­dant-rich and in­ex­pli­ca­bly light, this day­time serum seeks to strengthen sen­si­tised, de­hy­drated and age­ing skin with a syn­er­gis­tic blend of vi­ta­mins C and E, and ferulic acid.

2 BEST WRIN­KLE FILLER Pre­vage Anti-Ag­ing + In­ten­sive Re­pair Daily Serum, $411, El­iz­a­beth Ar­den

Di­min­ished fine lines, re­newed firm­ness, en­hanced ra­di­ance, and over­all sup­pler skin—strike off ev­ery box on your anti-age­ing check­list with this serum. It is also in­fused with Arazine, a mol­e­cule known for mod­u­lat­ing skin in­flam­ma­tion and sup­port­ing skin’s nat­u­ral col­la­gen ma­trix.

3 BEST HY­DRAT­ING TONER Hy­dro-Soft­en­ing Lo­tion, $180, Clé de Peau Beauté

Be­sides mois­tur­is­ing and balanc­ing, this toner-lo­tion re­fines skin tex­ture, cre­at­ing an ideal en­vi­ron­ment for it to bet­ter ab­sorb serums as skin re­gen­er­ates at night. In the morn­ing, pat it on to freshly cleansed skin with a cot­ton pad for a burst of ra­di­ance.

4 BEST GEN­TLE CLEANSER Ul­traCalm­ing Cleanser, $79, Der­ma­log­ica

A non-foam­ing, gel­cream hy­brid that gen­tly and ef­fec­tively cleans the skin with­out com­pro­mis­ing its mois­ture bar­rier. In­fused with oat ex­tract and glyc­er­ine, this glides on to skin with a lush, jel­ly­like tex­ture to calm any red­ness.

5 BEST FACIAL SUN­SCREEN Very High Pro­tec­tion Anti-Ag­ing Sun­care SPF50+, $49.90, Eau Ther­male Avène

“I like that this sun­screen is SPF50+ and also anti-age­ing, so when I use it, I feel like I’m killing two birds with one stone! Just make sure to blend it in well to avoid any streaks or patch­i­ness on your face.” —Fiona Fussi

6 BEST GEN­TLE SCRUB Gen­tle Smooth­ing Oat­meal Scrub & Mask, $9.90, St. Ives

Those with sen­si­tive, re­ac­tive skin will love this creamy paste. Part sooth­ing mask, part nat­u­ral ex­fo­lia­tor, it uses wal­nut shell pow­der to gen­tly buff away dull and dead skin cells. Leave it on for five to seven min­utes, and you can feel the calm­ing prop­er­ties of oat­meal and honey work their magic.

7 BEST ECO-FRIENDLY EYE CARE PROD­UCT Ca­cao C Okra Age De­fy­ing Eye E Serum, $79.90, Kew K Or­gan­ics

O On top of or­ganic co­coa a and okra, this en­zyme-rich s serum con­tains vi­ta­mins A A, C and E to fight free r rad­i­cals, omega-6 fatty a acids to ac­cel­er­ate cell re­newal, cal­en­dula to in­crease blood flow and shea but­ter to mois­turise, mak­ing for quite the all­nat­u­ral eye bright­ener.

8 BEST HY­DRAT­ING EYE PROD­UCT Blue Serum Eye, $107, Chanel

A po­tent con­coc­tion of green cof­fee, lentisk gum ex­tract and olive oil awak­ens skin’s restora­tive prop­er­ties to make it bouncier and brighter. Just pat it un­der and around the eyes to in­stantly in­vig­o­rate, firm and add ra­di­ance.

9 MOST LUX­U­RI­OUS FACE CREAM Sublim­age L’Ex­trait de Creme, $730, Chanel

This cov­eted for­mula packs all the ben­e­fits of the brand’s sig­na­ture Sublim­age in­gre­di­ent, Vanilla plan­i­fo­lia, through ev­ery stage of its life. Think leaves that aid in cell restora­tion, flo­ral ex­tract to re­in­force skin de­fences, and fruit ac­tives that serve as a re­vi­tal­is­ing booster and nat­u­ral shield. Its sump­tu­ous tex­ture sim­ply melts into the skin, leav­ing a del­i­cate flo­ral scent that lingers.

10 BEST MOIS­TURE STURE BOOSTER Bio Cel­lu­lose Facial cial Treat­ment Mask, $170, 111SKIN

Rich in an­tiox­i­dants, ts, this bio-cel­lu­lose mask is for­mu­lated to se­cure e mois­ture while it reg­u­lates and cools your body tem­per­a­ture. There’s also liquorice root for bright­en­ing, silk amino acids for con­di­tion­ing and herba­ceous Cen­tella asi­at­ica for col­la­gen pro­duc­tion, all of which pen­e­trate the der­mis to hy­drate the skin.

11 BEST POREMINIMISING MASK Clear Im­prove­ment Ac­tive Char­coal Mask to Clear Clea Pores, $52, Ori­gins

A god­send god for oily and con­gested skin types, t use this mask one to two t times a week for a clar­i­fied com­plex­ion. comp A com­bi­na­tion of bam­boo bamb char­coal and white China clay purifies p skin and min­imises the ap­pear­ance ap of pores.

12 BEST EYE MASK The Eye Mask, $80 for a box of six, MDNA Skin

This mi­crofi­bre sheet mask fits snugly onto un­der-eye con­tours. A rayon layer dis­penses an ocean-based pro­bi­otic serum to treat wrin­kles and dark cir­cles, while red al­gae and Ir­ish moss add ex­tra hy­dra­tion for brighter eyes.

15 BEST ANTIBLEMISH SERUM Clearly Cor­rec­tive Dark Spot So­lu­tion, $92, Kiehl’s

Ac­ti­vated vi­ta­min C, white birch ex­tract and pe­ony ex­tract work in tan­dem to im­prove clar­ity, di­min­ish dark spots and pro­tect against ox­ida­tive dam­age. The crys­tal clear so­lu­tion wears well un­der makeup, so you can be sure it’s work­ing on light­en­ing skin dis­coloura­tions and boosting bright­ness through­out the day.

13 BEST FACE MASSAGER Carat Ray, $380, ReFa

Util­is­ing two mi­cro-cur­rent charged rollers, this hand­held mas­sage tool helps lift and firm skin, stim­u­late col­la­gen pro­duc­tion and re­duce fine lines. Mas­sage your way to a sculpted jaw­line and firm, con­toured cheeks with con­sis­tent use.

14 BEST NAT­U­RAL EX­FO­LIA­TOR Vol­canic Ex­fo­lia­tor, Ex $45, Make Up Store

Don’t Do let the name scare you—the yo vol­canic ash in this th mild face peel ac­ti­vates skin’s sk nat­u­ral ex­fo­li­at­ing process, pr paving the way for fo un­clogged, re­fined skin; with­out w the dis­com­fort of a chem­i­cal peel. Myr­tle leaf ex­tract ex is also part of the mix m for its sooth­ing ef­fects.

6 BEST Ul­time8 CLEANS­ING Sub­lime Beauty Cleans­ing OIL Oil, $165, Shu Ue­mura

“This lux­u­ri­ous golden oil drenches the skin to con­di­tion it while melt­ing away all forms of makeup—skin feels soft and hy­drated af­ter wash-off. I have been us­ing this since 2012, and it’s one of my favourite cleans­ing oils.” —Larry Yeo

17 BEST SLEEP­ING MASK Belle De Jour Dream Night Mask, $136, Ken­zoki

Whether smoothed on thinly be­fore bed, or gen­er­ously slathered on for 15 min­utes, skin that shines with re­newed ra­di­ance is a given af­ter us­ing this silky mask. It works to pro­tect your skin, re­store it from the dam­ages of en­vi­ron­men­tal ag­gres­sors and stim­u­late col­la­gen pro­duc­tion.

18 BEST LIFT­ING MOIS­TURISER Ab­solue Pre­cious Cells Ad­vanced Re­gen­er­at­ing and Re­pair­ing Care, $390, Lancôme

En­riched with the brand-ex­clu­sive Grand Rose Ex­tract, this lus­cious cream melts into skin for in­ten­sive re­pair and re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion, be­fore set­tling like a rose-scented veil for an ex­tra sup­ple and lifted com­plex­ion.

19 MOST NOUR­ISH­ING FACE OIL Ra­di­ance Face Oil, $145, Eve Lom

En­riched with an­tiox­i­dants and free rad­i­cal-fight­ing vi­ta­min C, this cock­tail of skin-nour­ish­ing oils is a fool­proof way to achieve com­plete hy­dra­tion and a dewy glow. It also aids in elim­i­nat­ing fine lines, and calms sen­si­tised skin—with a del­i­cate scent of rose otto oil for ut­ter re­lax­ation dur­ing ap­pli­ca­tion.

22 BEST First Care FACIAL Ac­ti­vat­ing Serum MIST Mist, $52, Sulwhasoo

“Burst­ing with vi­tal­ity- and ra­di­ance-boosting ben­e­fits, this oil-wa­ter for­mula works great as the first step of skin­care, last step of makeup and, hon­estly, a pick-me-up any time of the day with its oh-so-del­i­cate spritz and sen­so­rial herbal scent.” —Dana Koh

20 BEST BRIGHT­EN­ING SERUM Fair Com­plex, $239, IDS Pres­tige

A clin­i­cal for­mula that bright­ens and evens out skin tone by pre­vent­ing the over­pro­duc­tion of me­lanin, thus coun­ter­act­ing the de­vel­op­ment of age spots and hy­per­pig­men­ta­tion—key causes of dull­ness. A host of pep­tides and glu­tathione com­plete the skin-bright­en­ing, cel­lu­lar-detox­i­fy­ing process.

21 BEST BRIGHT­EN­ING CLEANSER Bright In­tense Cream Foam­ing Cleanser, $49.90, Eau Ther­male Avène

Af­ter just seven days of us­ing this bright­en­ing cleanser—that is packed with il­lu­mi­nat­ing Akoya pearl, bright­en­ing vi­ta­min C, mois­tur­is­ing wakamine and sooth­ing Avène Ther­mal spring pring wa­ter— skin is not only pu­ri­fied, uri­fi­fied, but also en­riched with a clear, healthy ra­di­ance. iance.

23 BEST WA­TER­PROOF SUN­SCREEN Per­fect UV Sun­screen Skin­care Milk SPF50+/PA++++, $39.90, Anessa

This long-last­ing sun­screen works just as well as a primer un­der makeup as it does on i its own, i im­bu­ing a healthy, ra­di­ant tint to your skin, on top of pro­vid­ing SPF 50 pro­tec­tion. Its milky emul­sion for­mula also makes it com­fort­able for all-day wear.

24 BEST ANTI-AGE­ING MASK Con­cen­trated Gin­seng Re­new­ing Creamy Mask, $148, Sulwhasoo

You won’t be­lieve how bouncy your face feels af­ter peel­ing off this lav­ish two­piece mask that is sat­u­rated with ac­tive gin­seng ingredients. Then there’s that “glassy” skin fin­ish (read: non-stop glow) that lasts for at least 24 hours af­ter. While su­per­rich, it’s also com­pletely mess-free, thanks to a Dou­ble Wrap­ping Sheet that hugs the facial con­tours to deeply in­fuse all that good­ness.

25 BEST CHEM­I­CAL EX­FO­LIA­TOR En­zyme Peel, $72, Declaré Switzer­land

This pow­der-type chem­i­cal ex­fo­liant uses en­zymes to gen­tly slough away dirt, ex­cess se­bum and dead skin cells for fresher, younger skin. Ac­ti­vated with wa­ter, it is ideal even for those with sen­si­tive skin.

26 BEST MULTI-AC­TION ANTIAGEING Re­vi­tal­iz­ing Supreme+ MOIS­TURISER Global Anti-Ag­ing Power Soft Creme, $182, Es­tée Lauder

Ap­plied as the fi­nal step of skin­care, this lus­cious cream seeks to re­verse all signs of age­ing. Pow­ered by Re­vi­taKey Tech­nol­ogy fea­tur­ing moringa ex­tract, it am­pli­fies cel­lu­lar turnover and col­la­gen re­pro­duc­tion so you wake up to skin that is ul­tra sup­ple and deeply nour­ished, with un­clogged pores and vis­i­bly re­duced lines.

28 BEST MULTI-AC­TION ANTI-AGE­ING SERUM Plat­inum Rare Cel­lu­lar Night Elixir, $1,890, La Prairie

This re­ju­ve­nat­ing night con­cen­trate cap­i­talises on the nat­u­ral process of re­gen­er­a­tion to pump in a po­tent burst of pep­tides that helps stim­u­late skin detox­i­fi­ca­tion and cel­lu­lar res­pi­ra­tion for a re­newed com­plex­ion that is for­ti­fied from within.

27 BEST MOIS­TURISER FOR OILY SKIN Co­conut Wa­ter Cream, $55, First Aid Beauty

Mois­tur­is­ing is a must, no mat­ter what your skin type. For those with oily skin, pick one that’s light­weight and oil-free, such as this elec­trolyte-rich, nat­u­rally hy­drat­ing Co­conut Wa­ter Cream.

29 BEST PRESERUM ESSENCE Cell Essence, $80, Hera

This milky-white essence com­bats what the brand calls “skin de­ser­ti­fi­ca­tion”, de­fined by dry­ness, rough­ness and con­ges­tion, with a mix of skin-nour­ish­ing amino acids, pep­tides and lipids. Each bot­tle comes with a box of dual-sided cot­ton pads: A wave-pat­terned side to sweep and smoothen skin, and a mesh-pat­terned side to re­move dirt and dead skin cell build-up.

30 BEST SUN­SCREEN FOR SEN­SI­TIVE SKIN Smooth and Pore­less 100% Min­eral Matte Screen SPF40, $56, Su­per­goop

Worn alone or un­der makeup, this translu­cent shield ef­fec­tively blurs pores and mat­ti­fies skin while pro­vid­ing SPF 40 pro­tec­tion. The weight­less for­mula also boasts bright­en­ing white mul­berry root, mois­tur­is­ing ar­gan oil, and but­ter­fly bush ex­tract—which pro­tects against blue light emit­ted by elec­tronic de­vices.

31 BEST HY­DRAT­ING CLEANSER BC Facial Wash­ing Cream, $55, Fancl

Suit­able for all skin types, this deep­cleans­ing wash­ing cream lath­ers into a dense foam to ef­fec­tively lift dirt, se­bum, ker­atin build-up and dead skin cells that have ac­cu­mu­lated over time. Its creamy tex­ture holds hy­drat­ing sea buck­thorn oil, so ex­pect skin to feel fresh and well-bal­anced with zero tight­ness.

32 BEST SOOTH­ING MASK De­tox­i­lyn City Mask, $140, By Terry

The name says it all—this mask is made for the city girl. En­riched with an­tipol­lu­tion pep­tides and alpine rose cells, it goes on as an airy foam to help un­clog pores, calm in­flam­ma­tion and smoothen skin tex­ture. The re­sult? A dewy vis­age that glows with health.

33 BEST BRIGHT­EN­ING EYE PROD­UCT Multi-Ac­tive Eye, $88, Clar­ins

Rich in depuff­ing or­ganic teasel, dark-cir­cle re­liev­ing horse chest­nut, and my­rotham­nus, a herb said to mit­i­gate the dam­ag­ing ef­fects of stress and lack of sleep; this pint-sized tube takes on un­der-eye cre­pi­ness and dark­ness all at once, prep­ping a smooth base for makeup to glide on line-free.

34 BEST CLEANS­ING WA­TER Rose Otto Mi­cel­lar Cleans­ing Wa­ter Gel, $62.40, Can­vas

“I love that it hy­drates as it cleanses, never leav­ing the skin feel­ing tight or dry. It’s al­most a cleanser and toner in one! The sub­tle scent of rose is a plus. Lately, I’ve also been pay­ing at­ten­tion to cleaner ingredients with less ad­di­tives. Can­vas’ Rose Otto Mi­cel­lar Cleans­ing Wa­ter Gel just ticks all the right boxes for me.” —Michelle Sielman

35 BEST PU­RI­FY­ING DEEP CLEANSER Clar­i­fy­ing Cleanser, $70, Re:Erth

This gen­tle cleanser has a two-in­one func­tion. One, to ef­fec­tively swipe away makeup, re­move ac­cu­mu­lated dirt or se­bum, and un­clog pores. Af­ter that, its key ingredients—de­rived from co­conuts—work to bal­ance pH lev­els, mak­ing this suit­able even for sen­si­tive skin.

36 BEST LIFT­ING MASK TimeWise Re­pair Lift­ing Bio-Cel­lu­lose Mask, $100 for a box of four, Mary Kay

First, you get in­stant hy­dra­tion. Next, upon us­ing this fab­ric-like sheet mask—which drives a cock­tail of con­di­tion­ing sodium hyaluronate, sooth­ing oat ker­nel and UV ra­di­a­tion­com­bat­ting orchid ex­tract deep into skin—twice a week, your skin will en­joy in­creased taut­ness and soft­ness.

40 Ac­tivCalm Ul­tra-Calm BEST SKIN Serum. SERUM SEN­SI­TIVE $160, ést.lab

“This is the per­fect healer for times you find your skin an­gry and re­ac­tive— be it due to stress, long-haul travel, air con or hor­monal changes. It’s sooth­ing and com­fort­ing to the skin.” —Alli Sim

37 BEST ANTI -AGE­ING TONER Lo­tion P50T, $125, Bi­ologique Recherche

Known for de­liv­er­ing clear, youth­ful-look­ing skin, fast; Lo­tion P50 holds a cult sta­tus among celebri­ties, aes­theti­cians and beauty edi­tors. P50T comes for­mu­lated for those with dry, sen­si­tive skin dipping their toes into the world of ex­fo­li­a­tion. Lactic acid im­proves skin re­gen­er­a­tion and in­creases hy­dra­tion lev­els, while niaci­namide helps fade hy­per­pig­men­ta­tion.

39 BEST Vi­tal Essence, HY­DRAT­ING $195, Chante­caille NG nte­caille SERUM

Say hello to plumper skin with this botan­i­cally-charged serum that in­jects a burst of hy­dra­tion while re­duc­ing the ap­pear­ance of fine lines and boosting skin’s nat­u­ral col­la­gen pro­duc­tion process.

41 BEST SKINREFINING SERUM Skin Re­fine 5.2 Clar­i­fy­ing Serum, $92, Epion

A mix of ly­copene (a to­mato fruit ex­tract that pro­tects skin from free rad­i­cal dam­age), sal­i­cylic acid (which pro­motes ex­fo­li­a­tion) and herbal ex­tracts (to soothe any in­flam­ma­tion) help cre­ate an op­ti­mum en­vi­ron­ment for skin re­newal. Fo­cus on the T-zone and acne ar­eas to elim­i­nate any bumps or blem­ishes be­neath the sur­face.

38 BEST SKINSAVING GADGET Op­ti­mizer Voy­age Tri­light++ in Rose Gold, $398, Skin Inc

Equipped with five coloured lowfre­quency LED lights, mix and match each hue to cus­tomise your treat­ment on the go, whether it’s re­duc­ing oili­ness, sooth­ing in­flamed skin, bright­en­ing skin tone, in­creas­ing skin elas­tic­ity, de­creas­ing hy­per­pig­men­ta­tion or un­clog­ging pores.

42 BEST BRIGHT­EN­ING TONER Facial Treat­ment Essence, $210, SK-II

This beloved elixir is pow­ered by 90 per­cent Pit­era, which helps to op­ti­mise the skin’s nat­u­ral re­newal cy­cle, and bal­ance pH, mois­ture and se­bum lev­els. A host of vi­ta­mins, amino acids and min­er­als con­trib­ute to a youth­ful glow and well-hy­drated, yet never oily, skin.

43 BEST LIP BALM Defi Lift 3D Per­fect De­sign Revo­lu­mis­ing Lip Care, $73, Gatineau

Cell-plump­ing hyaluronic acid, laven­der ex­tract, shea but­ter and jo­joba seed ex­tract in­ject lips with rich, last­ing hy­dra­tion. You’ll get the ef­fects of a lip filler al­most nat­u­rally, in­stantly.

44 BEST LIP MASK Lip Sleep­ing Mask, $27, Laneige

A thick glossy balm, this cush­iony lip mask re­vives parched lips overnight. It nour­ishes with an­tiox­i­dants and hyaluronic acid while slough­ing away dead skin cells for smooth, plump lips by morn­ing.

45 BEST LIP TREAT­MENT Orchidée Im­péri­ale péri­ale Eye and Lip Cream, $314, Guerlain in

What lies in this gem-like jar ar is a power-packed cream that hat bright­ens and plumps del­i­cate, ate, line-prone ar­eas like the lips s and eyes. It’s for­mu­lated with Gold old Orchid Tech­nol­ogy to re­duce lines and puffiffi­ness puffi­ness with ev­ery use, ab­sorb­ing quickly into a non non­greasy film so you can wear it un­der your lip­pie. 46 BEST CLEANS­ING BALM Blue Moon Tran­quil­ity Cleans­ing Balm, $70, Sun­day Ri­ley

You won’t have to tug your skin one bit with this rich yet gen­tle balm-to-milk makeup re­mover. Just rub a dime-sized amount be­tween your palms, mas­sage onto o skin in soft, cir­cu­lar mo­tions, and watch even the most budge­proof mas­cara melt away. The best part is that it won’t strip your com­plex­ion of mois­ture, in­stead nour­ish­ing skin with an in­fu­sion of plant oils and essences. 47 BEST In­fi­nesse BRIGHT­EN­ING White Clay Gom­mage, $75, SCRUB Al­bion “I call it the busy girl’s facial—this re­fines and re­vi­talises my com­plex­ion in just one wash. Think peel­ing agents and a thick clay with fine scrub par­ti­cles to deeply cleanse pores and dead skin build-up. I use it twice a week to slough away dull­ness and turn up the bright­ness.” —Dana Dana Koh K

48 BEST LINESMOOTHING SERUM Retinol Fu­sion PM Night Serum, $115, Peter Thomas Roth

Wake up to babysoft skin that’s smooth and re­freshed as it gets sat­u­rated with this time-re­leased, en­cap­su­lated retinol for­mula, which de­liv­ers skin-re­new­ing ben­e­fits deep into skin all night long.

49 BEST SOOTH­ING MOIS­TURISER ER Ok­i­nawa Deep Sea Wa­ter Mask, k, $68, V 10 Plus 50 BEST HY­DRAT­ING MOIS­TURISER Crème de la Mer, $300, La Mer

This com­plex­ion­trans­form­ing won­der cream har­nesses the heal­ing pow­ers of ma­rine al­gae to re­store skin’s taut­ness, lus­tre and baby-soft tex­ture. There’s never a dry or dull day with this po­tent skin re­gen­er­a­tor around. nd.

51 BEST EYES & LIP MAKEUP RE­MOVER Make-Up Re­mov­ing Cleans­ing Oil, $34, Cau­dalie

The eye and mouth area can be ex­tra sen­si­tive, mak­ing this 100 per­cent nat­u­ral for­mula a great op­tion for safe and gen­tle makeup re­moval with­out any ir­ri­ta­tion. It emul­si­fies beau­ti­fully and washes off with­out any greasy film, while key ingredients such as sweet al­mond and grape­seed oils soften and strengthen skin with a host of repar­a­tive prop­er­ties.

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