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