K-beauty brands and other cult classics (think Fenty Beauty or MAC Cosmetics) might have taken over as one of our best beauty arsenals, but we think it is high time to give these local skincare brands the spotlight that they deserve. If you have always wanted to hop onboard the #supportlocal train, you just might be in for a treat. Below, Beauty Insider introduces the top local skincare brands in Singapore and their must-try products that might just give you a run for your money.

The Best Local Skincare Brands In Singapore

1. Holistic Way

Holistic Way has more than 20 years of experience in the health and food industry. Ricky, its founder, founded JR Life Sciences Pte Ltd in the year 2007. Since then, Holistic Way has become one of the most prominent brands under JR Life Sciences and it has grown to be known as one of the most well-known and trusted brands in the Singapore market.

Holistic Way Premium Deer Placenta Fresh

The Holistic Way Premium Deer Placenta Fresh is infused with extracts that are similar to 9000mg of fresh deer placenta, grape seed oil as well as grape seed extract. Also, this supplement is super rich in amino acids, protein, hyaluronic acids, minerals, vitamins and deer placenta that provides your skin with essential nutrients. The Hyaluronic Acid in this supplement supports a healthy extracellular matrix that has water locking capability which also provides your skin with supplement.

Additionally, grapeseed extract has high levels of antioxidants that aid in protecting your skin from free radical damage. Hence, that promotes your skin’s elasticity while maintaining a youthful appearance. This Holistic Way Premium Deer Placenta is both suitable for men and women to maintain their youthfulness.

Price: $148.00

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2. Serene SkinLab

Serene SkinLab is a brand that was created from the lack of skincare to address personal skin conditions. The brand was inspired by the 5 elements of Yin and Yang with its aim in helping your skin to achieve a state of serenity and calmness despite the environmental factors and pollution that cause your skin to age.

Additionally, the effectiveness of Serene SkinLab depends on the combination of herbs that are used. Their products are only formulated with Pharmaceutical Grade ingredients to create proprietary blends that work hand-in-hand to maximise the benefits for your skin. With its impeccable formulation and efficacy, it is regarded as one of the best local skincare brands in Singapore.

Serene SkinLab Renew Serum

The Renew Serum by Serene SkinLab is formulated with Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs like ginseng and Angelica. They are combined in carefully selected proportions to maintain the Yin-Yang balance of our skin. Additionally, this Renew Serum is also formulated with powerful antioxidants such as niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and peptides in which their effects are to reverse ageing, stimulate collagen regeneration as well as to increase the hydration in your skin.

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Helps in hydrating the skin
  • Helps with pigmentation
  • Slows the process of ageing

Price: $98, Buy here OR +65 87843623

3. Restoration Essence (RESS)

Restoration Essense was founded by Sara Soong and Jarrod Wong, whose vision was to create an all-natural, safe and chemical-free skincare solutions. So if you’re one who had it with heavily marketed products that contain additives, preservatives and etc, then you will definitely find comfort in RESS. What’s more, is that you’ll be delighted to know that RESS sources only the rawest and most natural ingredients for the formulation of their products.

RESS Skin Lifting Serum

Guaranteed to take 10 years of your skin’s age, this Skin Lifting Serum by Restoration Essence (RESS) is your ideal fountain of youth. It is formulated with a blend of anti-ageing essential oils that help you maintain a healthy nerve system whilst lifting and firming your skin.

Not only that, with the addition of Hyaluronic Acid in this serum, but it also works as a powerful moisture-binding ingredient that aids your skin in maintaining its level of hydration and firmness.

Price: $78.00

Where to buy: Restoration Essence Singapore

4. WANT Skincare

One of the most popular local skincare brands, WANT Skincare champions the sustainability scene in Singapore thanks to its wide range of handmade products. They have everything you need from multi-tasking cleansers to skin-soothing face oils, they have got it all. To add to their pristine list, all of their products are made from pure botanical oils and minerals without synthetic ingredients and preservatives. Also, 10% of each purchase is donated to local communities and women in cooperatives based in Bali and Benin!

WANT Skincare Beet This Honey Cleanser

Winner of the Beauty Insider award, this honey-based cleanser by WANT Skincare is our favourite! It can gently free your face from dirt and makeup residue without stripping away the skin’s natural oils. Plus, the cleanser can also brighten, soothe and soften the skin and give you a healthy radiant complexion.

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Brightens and nourishes the skin
  • Protects the skin from pollution
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Rehydrates dry skin with moisture

Price: $59.00

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5. Sigi Skin

If you’re looking for the best local skincare brands that are shaking up the clean beauty game, our personal pick would have to be Sigi Skin. Rooted in the belief that skin preparation is the key to beauty, Sigi Skin draws its powers from the best antioxidant-rich superfoods like acai, kale and soy to work its magic on your skin! Whether you are on the hunt for a vegan skincare brand or just something to perk your skin up,  you can count on this Singapore based skincare brand to deliver a whole lot of multi-purpose benefits that will nourish your skin from the inside and out.

Sigi Skin Dew Potion

Magic may be nothing more than a mere fable, but the Dew Potion makes us think twice about that. This facial mist is chock full of antioxidant-rich botanical extracts, which include chamomile flower, aqua 3g, maqui berry, glycerin and liquorice to hydrate parched skin. Not only does this mist help refresh the skin, but it also doubles up as a penetration enhancer to intensify the effectiveness of your skincare products!

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Lightweight texture
  • Soothes redness (great for people who struggle with acne-prone skin!)
  • Locks hydration in place (it even prevents moisture loss!)

Price: $48, Buy here

6. Bareskin 

Born on the belief that true beauty comes from being confident, Bareskin means serious business when it comes to delivering efficacious skincare products that work. Unlike many local skincare brands in the market, Bareskin recognises that Singapore’s tropical weather might prove to be a little too harsh for delicate skin.

With that in mind, the brand has formulated all of its skincare products to cater to the humid climate in Singapore. They also make sure these leave your skin with a natural glow that will send a slew of compliments right your way. Moreover, the brand prides itself in marrying advanced technology and multi-tasking active ingredients. So you can expect to find a myriad of skincare products that ensure your skin is well taken care of.

Bareskin Glacial Cleanser

Trust this Glacial Cleanser to give your skin the thorough care it needs. Formulated with botanical extracts straight from the Swiss glaciers, this facial cleanser works to gently melt away all impurities and makeup traces effectively. Potent antioxidants and marine extracts in this cleanser nourish the skin to reveal a luminous, even-toned complexion.

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Gentle on the skin
  • Does not dry out the skin
  • Brightens up dull skin

Price: $32, Buy here

7. Alcheme

It comes as common knowledge that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution for skincare. With that said, Alcheme is throwing down the gauntlet to deliver skincare offerings that are made just for you! Spearheading the personalised skincare game in Singapore, Alcheme is on a mission to customise the best skincare products that are tailored to your unique needs. All you have to do is to take online consultation on the brand’s website to check your specific concerns and the Alcheme experts will do the rest! What’s more, the made-in Singapore brand exclusively uses all-natural, plant-derived ingredients in all of its products. So you know that your skin is only going to get the good stuff!

Alcheme Personalised Moisturiser

Finding a moisturiser that can treat every single skincare woe can be a challenge. With that, turn to this Personalised Moisturiser to give your skin exactly what it needs! Lightweight and fast penetrating, this moisturiser is enriched with wheat-based ceramide to deliver long-lasting hydration to your skin. You can even opt to throw in the brand’s Signature Fragrance, which features a blend of Japanese lavender and green tea with hints of bergamot, yuzu and coriander.

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Refines pores
  • Absorbs easily into the skin
  • Lightweight texture

Price: $95, Buy here

8. Pera Skincare

Pera Skincare is kicking it back to the old school with its skincare rituals! Drawing inspiration from traditional Peranakan beauty and wellness, the brand combines the powers of modern Western skincare treatments and Peranakan skincare solutions to deliver time-honoured skincare solutions! Peranakan ingredients like the bedak sejuk and other botanical extracts are at the core of this brand to restore your skin. On top of that, the brand exclusively uses the purest ingredients that work in synergy for the best results. Needless to say, it’s a surprise to see that they top the list of the best local skincare brands in Singapore.

Pera Skincare Bedak Sejuk Fusion Mask

As its name suggests, this facial mask harnesses the powers of the Bedak Sejuk, which is Malay for ‘cooling powder’. Using this classic ingredient as the star of this facial mask set, they work to enhance the skin’s elasticity and rejuvenate dull skin for a plump-looking and youthful appearance! On top of that, Bedak Sejuk in this mask is also known for its powerful oil absorption abilities and naturally whitening properties. This set includes the Enzyme Rice Powder and Peel-off Essence Gel, which work in tandem to amplify your skincare routine.

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Cooling sensation
  • Controls sebum production
  • Improves visible signs of ageing (goodbye, crows feet)

Price: $148, Buy here

9. Allies of Skin

Busy schedules can often prove to be a hassle when it comes to squeezing in time for a good skincare ritual. With that, Allies of Skin is here to the rescue. Designed to cater to the beauty junkie who is always on the go, Allies of Skin arrives with simple-to-use yet highly effective skincare solutions. Its slew of skincare products is fuelled by clinically-proven actives and potent antioxidants to aid in your skin’s regeneration process. Even YouTube veteran Zoella is a fan of Allies of Skin, so you can definitely see why it is regarded as among the best local skincare brands.

Allies of Skin 1A™ Retinal & Peptides Overnight Mask

Be it sleepless nights or bad hangovers, you can count on this overnight mask to bring back life to your skin. Packed with a potent blend of peptides, antioxidants, and brighteners, this overnight mask acts as a multi-tasking tool to hydrate and brighten dull, lacklustre skin.

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Non-greasy finish
  • Lightweight texture
  • Improves the appearance of blemishes

“From the moment I started using this product my skin felt more nourished and glowing when I woke up after a night of using it. Any redness or blemishes that I had were noticeably better and my skin felt moisturized and dewy. I would highly recommend to anyone with tired, problematic skin,” says one review.

Price: $109, Buy here

10. Skin Inc

Personalised skincare brands are having their moment and Skin Inc is one such brand that is taking over by storm. Hailed as one of the most innovative local skincare brands to land in Singapore, the award-winning skincare brand analyses the nitty-gritty details of your lifestyle from your sleep schedule to your stress levels to concoct the best serum for your skin. No matter the skin type or concern, you can be sure to receive a made-to-measure product that your skin will thank you for.

My Daily Dose Custom Blended Serum

This award-winning serum has been flying off the shelves faster than we can count! Made from scratch, this customised serum is formulated to target your specific concerns with your lifestyle and habits in mind. What’s more, all of the serums are formulated with Patented Japanese Seaweed Encapsulation Technology to ensure that this serum delivers only the most potent ingredients to your skin!

Here is what we love about this product:

  • It is personalised from scratch!
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Long-lasting hydration

Price: $169, Buy here

11. Re:Erth

Skincare products do not always have to be ridden with synthetic chemicals and Re:Erth is proof of that. As firm believers of mindful beauty, this local skincare brand is powered by nature-derived actives to leave you with ‘mochi-skin’ — or a bright and smooth complexion. Plus, the brand also does not settle for anything less than high quality. By combining first-class dermal-delivery technology with its natural ingredients, Re:Erth is set on living up to its promise of delivering clear and glowing skin.

Re:Erth Multi-Targeted Elixir

Like a magic potion, the Multi-Targeted Elixir promises to transform dull and lacklustre skin in an instant! Packed with Vitamin C, this award-winning serum works to reduce the appearance of dark spots and pores to reveal firmer and healthier skin! Thanks to its brightening properties, this serum also adds a radiant glow to your complexion for a youthful appearance.

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Penetrates deeply into the skin
  • Lightweight texture
  • Absorbs in 10 seconds!

“Does not leave a sticky layer on your skin after application, so I don’t have to worry about hair clinging to my face when the wind blows. Have been using consistently twice a day for 2 weeks now and i feel my pores have become smaller! The innovative twist bottle design is a bonus too. Would definitely restock once I finish my current bottle,” says one review.

Price: $116, Buy here

12. FrankSkincare

FrankSkincare is made of the dreams of beauty junkies who crave minimalism. With its no-frills, tinted glasses, FrankSkincare’s products are worth flaunting all over Instagram. Aside from its ‘gram worthy offerings, the brand does not fall short when it comes to quality. Using 100% certified organic ingredients, all of the brand’s products are made with extra-safe formulas to cater to every single skincare enthusiast regardless of skin type or skin concern. Even expecting mums can use these skincare treats without worry!

Juicier Luxury Face Oil

Get ready to drench your skin in a whole lot of juicy goodness, thanks to the Juicier Luxury Face Oil. Made with a unique blend of organic ingredients (11, to be exact), this face oil does hydrates and soothes the skin, leaving it with a firm and plump-looking appearance. What’s more, it stimulates cell regeneration to keep your skin healthy!

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Protects the skin against free radicals
  • Perfect for all skin types
  • Leaves the skin with an obsession-worthy glow

“Doesn’t make your face oilier at all; the product absorbs into your skin almost immediately and as the day progresses, my skin does not get as oily as it used to. I use it both day and night and my face feels cleaner(less clogged) and smoother,” says one review.

Price: $78, Buy here

13. Yours

This list of the best local skincare brands is not complete without Yours. As the newest personalised skincare brand to arrive in town, Yours invites you to ditch the trial-and-error with its customised skincare products that are truly made for you! Formulated with ingredients straight from Switzerland, Yours also offers products that are toxin-free and cruelty-free! Plus, the process of customising these bad boys is simple! First, create a profile and include details about your lifestyle, targeted skin concerns as well as your environment. Then, attach a couple of selfies to your profile and you are all set to receive your one-of-a-kind skincare kit!

Fully Yours Personalised Kit

After completing your profile, you can feast your eyes on a personalised skincare kit that will arm you with an unbeatable beauty arsenal. Harnessing the powers of Swiss natural ingredients like the Arnica and Alp Sebum, each skincare product is formulated with a unique blend of botanical extracts to cater to your skin type. This set features a day cream, a night cream, an eye serum and a face serum to complete your skincare regime.

Here is what we love about this kit:

  • Made with ethically sourced ingredients
  • Great for all skin types (even hypersensitive skin types)
  • All-natural ingredients (no toxic ingredients here!)

Price: $99, Buy here

14. Bskin

BSKIN is a skincare brand tailored specifically for our Asian skin, making it one of the highly-rated local skincare brands in Singapore. They believe balanced skin is the key to unlocking true beauty from the inside out. BSKIN’s skincare products are made with only the highest-quality natural ingredients, jam-packed with the 6CORE Anti-Oxident System of: B2O, Alphalipoic Acid, Coenzyme Q10, Glutathione, 7B Complex, Vitamin C and E;  that nourish and enhance the skin. Because of their use of natural ingredients and the power of anti-oxidants, the brand guarantees their products are safe for all skin types- yes, even sensitive skin.

BSKIN W Line White Glow Rich Bubble Cleanser


Looking for a foam cleanser? BSKIN W Line White Glow Rich Bubble Cleanser is a rich bubbly foam cleanser that gently removes impurities and dead skin cells. It will leave your skin radiant, supple and well-hydrated without the tight, dry feeling that accompanies most harsh cleansers.

Price: $172.42, Bskin

15. Glowfully

Glowully began its journey in 2018 when its founder was looking for the right ingredients to apply on the skin that were safe and gentle. All of Glowfully’s products are formulated without Paraben, Phthalates, Sulfates and Formaldehyde. Besides creating clean beauty products, they also hope to create products that would cater to our hot and humid weather. Therefore, their products are light on the skin to not feel too heavy and uncomfortable during your daily routine.

Glowfully Ultimate Bundle


If you’re looking to give Glowfully skincare a chance, this ultimate bundle is a perfect, comprehensive start. It comes with their Charcoal Beads Gel Cleanser,  Hydrating Mist Toner, 5 sheets H20 Jelly Mask, and Healing Elixir. Ready to transform your skin with Glowfully?

Price: $442.20, Glowfully

16. Two Halves

Skincare is specially made for sensitive and sensitised skin. Two Halves has mindfully formulated their products to easily suit, integrate and become a part of your ritual for skin renewal and maintenance. Their goal is to simplify your skincare routine and set the foundations of an effective, enjoyable and restorative skincare routine that can conveniently become part of your daily routine. They have been featured in many popular magazines including Women’s Weekly, Elle, Tatler Singapore, and Her World.

Better Balance Nutrients Networking Cream

Two Halves’ Better Balance Nutrients Networking Water Cream is one of the best selling items on their website. It is a silicone-free, non-comedogenic moisturiser made to replenish your skin with ingredients to seal in moisture and help the skin remain supple and resilient. This moisturiser’s gentle and comforting formulation focuses on fortifying the skin barrier with well-known skin-identical ingredients such as phytosphingosine, ceramides and peptides- also known as your skin’s best friends.

Price: $75.00, Two Halves

17. Kew Organics

Cleansers, Toners & Mists, Exfoliants, Serums, Eye Care, Moisturisers, Sunblock, Masks, and Lip care; you name it, Kew Organics has it all. Their unique Miron Glass packaging is used to preserve the freshness of the organic ingredients by activating and energising the molecules of the contents in the glass 24/7. This boosts customers’ confidence that what they apply on their skin has been potentised and vitalised; enhancing their skin health to age their skin backwards.

Apple Vita Glow Serum

Kew Organic’s Apple Vita Glow Serum is created to brighten, renew and clarify with its blend of five proven natural source skin brighteners and powerful age reversing Swiss Apple, while anti-oxidant Tetrahydrocurcuminoids, Ferulic Acid, Sea Vege Complex and Resveratrol boost cell renewal and deliver water-based humectants to replenish moisture. Environmental exposure can have harsh effects on our skin including causing pigmentation. You can wish them all away with this powerful serum!

Price: $90.00, Kew Organics

18. Rough Beauty

Rough Beauty’s bath and body products are handcrafted with botanical ingredients that will soothe and nourish your skin. These products were created with those who cherish rustic simplicity and enjoy a mindful cleansing experience in mind. Their brand name was inspired by the rugged terrain and haunting beauty of the beautifully majestic Himalayan mountains. They have all focused on their core philosophy of simplicity and sustainability every day.

Hufu Set


They are most popular for their aesthetically pleasing bar soaps that are environmentally friendly and handcrafted with dedication for all their customers. Their products come in bundles as well as stand alone. Their hufu bundle comes with 1 bar soap of your choice and a Scruffy Cleansing Grains of your choice.

Price: $24.40, Rough Beauty

19. Rooki Beauty

Rooki strives to help your skin feel incredible by transforming your favourite superfoods into antioxidant, vitamin and phytonutrient rich skincare products. Their name Rooki came about because of their desire to make skincare so easy, even a rookie could use it. Their main goal is to create a brand that was fresh, modern and made applying skincare easy all while harnessing the power of superfoods for glowing, healthy skin.

Superfood Starter Kit

Got a problem with dull skin? Rest, recharge and replenish with this dream team of plant-based nutrients, antioxidant-rich oils, superfood vitamins and proven actives. This not-to-be-missed starter pack is the perfect first step to beginning your skincare journey with Rooki Beauty. This set gives you the freedom to live your best life while enjoying truly hydrated, soft and glowing skin. The starter pack comes with their popular Honey Matcha Cleansing Drops, Superfood Saviour Creme, and Green Pulp Paste Masque.

Price: $180.00, Rooki Beauty

20. Two L(I)ps

TWO LIPS is developed by the global authority in vulva care with 20 years of industry experience. They are proudly the world’s first luxury intimate care range for the vulva. Nearly 4 million vulvas later, TWO LIPS is now ready to disrupt and redefine the vulva space with their cutting-edge luxury vulva care products! These evolutionary products are sulphate, paraben and petrochemical-free, passionately developed by a dedicated team directed by self-professed Queen of Vulva, Cynthia Chua. So those who look for the best local skincare brands for their vag, make sure to try out their products.

Ice – Calming Rescue Cream

Two Lips Ice Calming Rescue Cream 004

Pick up ICE to bring sweet relief to your irritated skin. This lightweight rescue cream is formulated with sea algae, menthol and liquorice root extract to soothe inflammation and irritation. It also helps to keep your skin moisturised, firm and happy. Its amazing ingredients also help in protecting the skin’s collagen and elastin levels.

Price: $80.00, Two L(I)ps

21. Handmade Heroes

With vegan skincare products taken over the beauty industry, the majority of the beauty junkies turn to Handmade Heroes. Touted as one of the best local skincare brands, they have garnered cult favourite status across the globe. In fact, Lily Collins was seen using their Cocolicious Luscious Lip Scrub. Aside from offering face masks, serums, lip masks, body scrubs and cuticle oils, they also have a dedicated range that is created specifically for mothers and newborns. 

Handmade Heroes Hyaluronic Lip Dews

Pucker up your lips with the Hyaluronic Lip Dews Handmade Heroes which delivers a mega-dose of hydration with a pop of stunning colour. It features a concoction of hyaluronic acid, coconut oil, cocoa butter and vitamin E, helping you to achieve that soft and pillowy lips. Available in four shades of Spirited, Cottage Core, Classic and Mood, these colours match the discontinued products of Cocoa Friggin Fantastic Lip Tints.

Why we love it: 

  • Delivers instant hydration
  • Shades that complement all skin tones
  • Prevents chapped lips

Price: $9.90

Where to buy: Handmade Heroes

22. IDS Skincare

Helmed by Dr SK Tan, IDS Skincare is a homegrown brand that is known for delivering visible results. Drawing on Dr SK Tan’s experience in the aesthetic industry for over 20 years, the products are innovatively designed to tackle common skin issues including acne, pigmentation and signs of ageing. With its extensive range of products, it is truly one of the highly loved local skincare brands in Singapore. 

IDS Non-Tinted Sunscreen (with Extra Blue Light Protection)

IDS Non-Tinted Sunscreen is an award-winning product that is expertly formulated to shield the skin from harmful UV rays and external aggressors. What’s more, it blocks over 35% of blue light to ensure optimal protection. Infused with squalane, this wonder ingredient helps to retain moisture and provides anti-ageing benefits. It blends easily on the skin without leaving any white cast. 

Why we love it:

  • Blocks over 35% of blue light
  • Non-tinted
  • Ultra-lightweight texture

Price: $73.83

Where to buy: IDS Skincare official website 

23. Jung Beauty

Founded by Jungmin Lee, Jung Beauty was launched after the success of the e-commerce platform, Ksisters. The website offers an array of Korean products, catering to all beauty and lifestyle enthusiasts. She debuted her first product, Two Step Steaming Hair Spa which features a steaming hair mask and leave-in treatment. Since the brand is based in Singapore, we could not help ourselves but shortlist it among the best local skincare brands.

Jung Beauty 2 Step Baby Pore Kit

Get a poreless looking skin with the Jung Beauty 2 Step Baby Pore Kit. A box contains Pore Zero Mask, Pore Zero Bubble Pack, Pore Zero Ampoule and sponge. These products work collectively to deep cleanse the pores, minimise their appearance and ensure plumper looking skin. For those who want to banish enlarged pores, simply splurge on this kit and your skin will thank you. 

Why we love it:

  • Ideal for all skin types
  • Prevents enlarged pores
  • Helps to decongest the pores

Price: $150.00

Where to buy: Ksisters 

Have you tried out any of these local skincare brands? Let us know in the comments below. Make sure to follow Beauty Insider on Instagram and Facebook for the latest update!