What you need to put your best face forward. By Cynthia Chua
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Stock up on these new skincare products that help to banish dullness, improve uneven skin tone and minimise dark spots.
Clarins White Plus Pure Translucency Brightening Revive Gel (Night), $115. This works like a sleeping mask to treat and moisturise your skin while you rest.
Estee Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Cooling Sorbet Pack, $136 for pack of eight. Tip of the day: Pop this treatment mask on skin whenever you’re feeling hot and bothered. It’s said to cool skin by 3 deg C to soothe and refresh instantly, as well as hydrate for eight hours.
Cle de Peau Beaute Concentrated Brightening Body Serum, $120. Ensure an even tone and brighter skin from face down to your body. A little indulgent but definitely worth considering if you often expose your neck and décolleté area.
Clarins White Plus Pure Translucency Brightening Creamy Mousse Cleanser, $56. AM: apply with circular movements on a damp face and neck and rinse with cool water. PM: use as a makeup remover, avoiding the eye area and rinse with warm water.
Dior Diorsnow Essence of Light Brightening Light-Activating Micro-Infused Lotion, $93. This moisturising lotion is enriched with Edelweiss and microcapsules of soothing vitamin E that melt upon application, fusing into an ultra-fresh, gel-liquid texture to release their active ingredients.
Clinique Even Better Brighter Moisture Gel Cream, $85. If you’re afraid of greasy skin, opt for a lighter get texture for day use.
Shiseido White Lucent OnMakeup Spot Correcting Serum SPF25 PA+++, $55. This can be used over makeup as a spot corrector and concealer in one!
Chanel UV Essentiel Gel-Crème Multi-protection Daily Defender UV-Pollution SPF50, $87. City dwellers need this. It protects your skin from UV rays as well as pollution.
SK-II Atmosphere CC Cream SPF50PA++++, $115. A CC plus sun protector in one = a flawless looking complexion.
Lancome Blanc Expert Brightening & Replumping Mousse Lotion, $88. For night use when you can enjoy a little more pampering in your skincare routine, this mousse textured lotion is perfect.
La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion, $850. An ultra luxe brightening concentrate that’s packed with pearl caviars to illuminate your skin from within.
The Body Shop Drops of Light Pure Healthy Whitening Eye Cream, $36.90. You should use your eye care morning and night, without fail.
Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Brightening and Smoothing Moisture Treatment, $78. An intentionally lower level of glycolic acid is used to soften surface skin rather than to aggressively peel it. Within the formula, you’ll be able to enjoy its moisturising and protective benefits.
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