New in Beauty: The Latest Skincare and Makeup You Should Try in August 2020
With face masks becoming part of everyday routine, beauty woes like ‘maskne’ and smudging makeup have become a problem shared by many.
Thankfully, beauty brands are on the ball with our concerns, launching soothing skincare, makeup setting powders, gentle face peels as well as anti-acne serums to keep these issues at bay.
Here are the latest products to try in August.
1/11 Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Multi-Recovery Complex
Estée Lauder’s cult night-time serum enters its fifth generation as the Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Multi-Recovery Complex, backed by a breakthrough in epigenetics discovery. Realising that only 25 per cent of ageing is predetermined by your genes, the improved formula targets the remaining 75 per cent of the ageing process—influenced by environmental and lifestyle factors.
Boasting a new Chronolux Power Signal Technology that is powered by a proprietary blend of New Adansonia digitata extract, tripeptide, yeast ferment and other plant-derived ingredients, the serum helps to support the natural synchronisation of your skin to optimise renewal and repair, offering 72-hour hydration, 8-hour antioxidant protection, and improvement to signs of ageing.
Available at all Estée Lauder boutiques and Sephora.
2/11 Clarins Total Eye Lift
A multi-tasker against all eye-area concerns—puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles and sagginess—Clarins’ Total Eye Lift is developed for all ages. Promising fast-acting results, the plant-powered formula includes albizia extract, horse chestnut escin, organic guarana extract, plant caffeine, and organic shea butter to smooth and lift the eye contour. The balmy eye concentrate cocoons your skin and absorbs quickly without feeling oily or tacky.
Available at all Clarins boutiques, counters and online.
3/11 Boy de Chanel Fortifying Gel Moisturiser
Proving that beauty is not a matter of gender, Chanel first introduced its makeup line for men, Boy de Chanel in 2018 with a capsule collection of a foundation, lip balm and eyebrow pencil. This year, the beauty house completes the men’s beauty line with concealers, eye pencils, nail colour, as well as a Fortifying Gel Moisturiser. Perfect as after-shave or to prime the face for foundation, the gel-cream formula melts weightlessly onto the skin. The combination of a hyaluronic acid derivative, glycerin and green coffee PFA extract keeps skin hydrated for 24 hour and strengthens the skin’s barrier against pollution and environmental aggressors.
Available in Chanel fragrance and beauty boutiques at ION Orchard, Marina Bay Sands, Raffles City, VivoCity, and JEM.
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4/11 Hera Airy Blur Priming Powder
Powders are more often reserved for setting your makeup, but Hera’s new powder-type primer is set to change the way you prime your face. The Airy Blur Priming Powder combines the best properties of both liquid and powder-based products into a dough-like powder that helps lock in moisture, while keeping stickiness, oiliness, and caking at bay. Dust on a thin veil before your foundation or cushion to balance the skin’s sebum secretions, smoothen the complexion, and hold makeup for longer. It is also a handy product for touch-ups throughout the day.
Available at the Hera boutique and Hera e-Lounge.
5/11 Gucci Beauty Poudre De Beauté Mat Naturel Beauty Powder
Gucci is fast-expanding its beauty range, and its latest launch is the Poudre De Beauté Mat Naturel—a blurring face powder to smoothen your complexion. Formulated with micro reflecting lamellar powders and emollient agents, the buildable, translucent powder melts onto the skin like velvet, imparting an even, matte luminous finish that can be worn alone or on top of your foundation. We especially love the gorgeous pale pink and gold case it is held in. The Poudre De Beauté Mat Naturel is available in 12 shades.
Available at Tangs and Takashimaya.
6/11 BSkin Anti-Acne 3C Spot Treatment
A timely launch amidst complaints of ‘maskne’, the Anti-Acne 3C Spot Treatment from homegrown skincare label BSkin treats and soothes existing inflammations while preventing the formation of acne. Active ingredients such as volcanic ash, kaolin and bentonite help to remove excess sebum, impurities and acne-causing bacteria, while calamin, panthenol, and more calm irritated skin. The brand’s trademark 6 Core Anti-Oxidant system, formulated with anti-oxidant plant-based compounds and bee-derived extracts such as honey and royal jelly care for affected areas by preventing scarring and pigmentation.
Available online at BSkin.
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7/11 Armani Beauty Acqua Reviscentalis
The new addition to Armani Beauty’s Crema Nera collection of haute nature skincare, Acqua Reviscentalis is a lightweight, reviving treatment lotion. Its key ingredient is Reviscentalis—extracted from the Myrothamnus flabellifolia resurrection plant, and found in every Crema Nera formulation. Prized for its protective, detoxifying and skin-healing benefits, the miracle ingredient improves skin ageing by imbuing skin with hydration and refining its texture. Boosted with glycolic acid as well as minerals such as magnesium, sodium, potassium, silicium, the Acqua Reviscentalis gently exfoliates the skin and encourages cellular renewal, promoting a stronger skin barrier.
Available at the Armani Beauty stores at Ion Orchard, Tangs at Tangs Plaza and online at Tangs.
8/11 La Prairie Skin Caviar Perfect Concealer
A concealer isn’t just a concealer when it’s by La Prairie. Infused with caviar water, caviar extract and La Prairie’s Exclusive Cellular Complex, the creamy liquid glides on to cover fine lines but also works as a long-treatment eye treatment that lifts and firms skin. Available in five shades, the Caviar Perfect Concealer is dispensed from a cool metal tip that can gently massage away any puffiness.
Available at La Prairie boutique at Metro Paragon, Takashimaya, Tangs Orchard, Robinsons The Heeren, and Robinsons Raffles City.
9/11 Acqua di Parma x La DoubleJ
In celebration of summer, Italian brand Acqua di Parma’s body care collection has been packaged in celebratory, vibrant prints by fellow Italian label La DoubleJ. The collection has scents that evoke the spirit of the Italian Riviera and includes candles, body scrubs, shower mousse and body lotions which will sit pretty on bathroom shelves.
Available at Escentials online and in boutiques.
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10/11 Philosophy Microdelivery Dream Peel
With its time-release technology, the Philosophy overnight peel’s active ingredients works on the skin while you sleep. First up, know that it doesn’t actually peel. The pink gel when massaged on skin transforms into a clear, dry texture, so that nothing is smeared on pillowcases during slumber, and you simply rinse it off in the morning. Known as a non-aggressive feel, it’s made for frequent use. The formula features hibiscus extract, a blend of 6% AHAS/BHA, resetting probiotic complex and cica agent for gentle exfoliation, to remove dead , smooth out lines, reduce pores and strengthen skin.
Available at Sephora online and in boutiques.
11/11 Clarins Extra-Firming Neck & Décolleté
The neck area is more prone to aging compared to the rest of your body, so it should not be neglected. If it needs special care, Clarins’ lift-sculpt treatment for the neck has been formulated to reduce both horizontal and vertical neck wrinkles and aging skin. With sunflower extract firming extracts, massage the non-oily, lightweight cream once to twice a day for improved skin elasticity in the neck and décolleté area. The Clarins Anti-Pollution Complex also shields skin from the harmful effects of pollution.
Available at all Clarins boutiques, counters and online.