Get your dose of retail therapy during the Great Singapore Sale 2017! Here are some skincare favourites we recommend:
Step 1: Makeup remover:
DHL Deep Cleansing Oil 200ml (Available at Watsons stores for $31.90)
Putting oil on your skin may seem counter-intuitive, but it is actually one of Michelle Phan’s favourite way of removing makeup! This cleansing oil easily melts away even the toughest waterproof makeup without stripping the skin of its natural moisture, leaving it feeling hydrated and supple. The formula is surprisingly watery, yet it is rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants that help rejuvenate the skin after wearing a full face of makeup.
Massage the oil onto the skin with dry hands first to remove any leftover makeup. After a few minutes, add some water and continue to massage the milky emulsification into the skin for added hydration before washing it off. The result? Clean, refreshed and hydrated skin!
Step 2: Cleanser:
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser for Face and Body 500ml (Available at Venus Beauty for $14.50)
Bop to the top of the world with this mild hypoallergenic cleanser! Recommended by former High school Musical idol, Ashley Tisdale, this soap-free cleanser purifies the skin without stripping its natural oils, allowing it to properly clean while retaining moisture on your skin. Fragrance-free and non-comedogenic, this gentle cleanser is suitable for all skin types, including those with sensitive or acne-prone skin. With sizes ranging from 60 ml to 1L, this cleanser is an ideal skincare companion for travelling and everyday use.
Step 3: Exfoliator/Scrub
Cure Natural Aqua Gel (Available at Watsons stores for $35.00)
This exfoliator is sold every 12 seconds in Japan, and we understand why.
This exfoliator has a jelly-like consistency and works similar to a chemical peel. It reacts with dead skin cells causing them to ball up for easy removal, preventing unwanted tugging and pulling of your skin. Unlike a chemical peel however, this gel exfoliator is made of up 90% water without any artificial colouring, fragrance and alcohol, making it suitable for those with sensitive skin and acne-prone skin.
Step 4: Toner
Cosrx One Step Pimple Clear Pads (Available at Watsons stores for $17.90)
New to acid toning? Give these a try!
The Cosrx One Step Pimple Clear Pads help to remove impurities and regulate sebum production on the skin with Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs, aka salicylic acid), which acts as an exfoliant. It encourages cell turnover, allowing serums and moisturisers to penetrate deep down into the skin, preventing acne breakouts and revitalises the skin from within.
Each pad has 2 different textures on each side. The embossed side gently scrubs the skin with BHA, removing leftover makeup and encouraging cell turnover. The smooth side helps to wipe away all the impurities while revitalising the skin. These pads are best used after cleansing to maximise the benefits of any serums or moisturisers applied after!
Step 5: Mask
Laneige Sleeping Mask (Available here for $27.00)
If you have a big event the next day, apply this sleeping mask the night before and wake up to glowy dewy skin!
The Laneige Sleeping Mask revitalises the skin by purifying, moisturising and soothing the skin throughout the night. The SLEEP-TOX technology helps to rejuvenate the tired looking skin to achieve a fresh look in the day. The mask contains active agents such as Hydro Ion Mineral Water, evening primrose root extract, Hunza apricot extracts so that the skin is able to remain hydrated throughout the night. The formula is non-comedogenic, making it suitable for overnight wear and an ideal travel companion in-flight!
Step 6: Moisturiser
Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel (Available here for $5.00)
This aloe vera gel is almost like Doraemon in a tub. Made with 92% Aloe Vera leaf extract, this gel is not only a great way to treat sunburns, but it is also suitable as a facial moisturiser and even as an aftershave!
When applied to the skin, the cooling sensation leaves the skin refreshed in Singapore’s tropical weather. The gel is quickly absorbed by the skin without leaving behind any sticky residue, making it perfect as a base before applying makeup. If you are looking for a lightweight daily moisturiser, this gel is for you!
Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream (Available here for $27.00)
Looking for a concentrated moisturiser that is suitable for dry skin? Look no further!
Designed for dry and sensitive skin, the Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream helps retain the skin’s moisture balance by providing intense hydration while calming any redness or irritation. Jam-packed with moisturising ingredients such as shea butter, lipidure and jojoba seed oil, this lightweight cream leaves the skin feeling moisturised. The ceramides in the formula help fortify the skin’s natural barrier against the elements and retain hydration, soothing skin irritation and provide long-term moisture to the skin. After application, the skin is left feeling soft and radiant!