In keeping with the natural makeup trends, this month is all about glowing, sheer coverage, with a lightweight concealer and wash of colour on the lips. Of course, this means the skin under has to be healthy, glowing and nourished, and the new moisturisers help with just that. Late nights add up now that we’re going into the festive season (yes, we’re already in that mood!), so you’ll be glad for products that keep your peepers bright and de-puffed. These are the new beauty products to look forward to in October.
Supergoop! launches nourishing lip SPF in bold shades
Do you really need SPF for your lips? Yes! The skin on your lips is extremely thin and doesn’t have as much pigment as the rest of your skin to protect the cells from sun damage. Not only will these luscious lip balms protect your lips from sun damage with a mineral filter, they will also soothe, nourish, hydrate, soften and plump lips thanks to rosehip oil, shea butter and plant-derived peptides. Available in five versatile shades that come with a peppermint flavour — do your lips a favour and add to your cart now.
Supergoop! Lipshade 100% Mineral SPF 30, $38, available at Sephora stores, sephora.sg, and Sephora in-app and Supergoop LazMall
Make Up For Ever has a brand new concealer
Make Up For Ever’s newest HD Skin Concealer allows you to brighten under eyes, smooth fine lines, colour correct and blur texture while keeping skin hydrated and plump thanks to hyaluronic acid and jojoba oil. It’s got a delightfully light gel-cream texture that glides on easily to give you a natural finish, which allows you to build to your preferred coverage while still leaving the skin looking like skin. The medium-sized flexible applicator gives you ample control to apply the concealer just where you need it so you never have to look like you’re wearing makeup.
Kiehl’s launches a lighter, oil-free version of their powerhouse moisturiser
Created for oily, combination and sensitive skin types, the Super Multi-Corrective Soft Cream keeps skin moisturised while also tackling signs of ageing like dullness, loss of elasticity, rough skin and fine lines. It’s packed with adenosine and proxylane to help combat sagging, lines and wrinkles as well as other potent ingredients that tackle other signs of ageing. Capryloyl glycine helps balance sebum production to reduce oil and sweat. Oil-free and lightweight, this moisturiser works for younger skin to slow the appearance of signs of ageing, or for those who prefer a lighter texture.
Available on the Kiehl’s website
Rationale introduces eye cream with sun protection
The skin around the eyes is extremely delicate and is the first place to show noticeable wrinkles, dryness, dullness and even puffiness thanks to lifestyle factors, sun damage, pollution and natural loss of collagen and elastin. Enriched with botanical extracts and rejuvenating actives as well as zinc and iron oxide technologies, this eye cream not only protects the skin around your eyes from sun damage, it also helps boost the production of collagen and elastin, reduce inflammation and hydrate and nourish the skin. The result: brighter, hydrated and refreshed skin around the eyes, which makes you look more awake.
Rationale Enriched Eye Crème SPF 15, $184, available online and at all RATIONALE stores islandwide.
Jane Iredale drops skin-nourishing tinted serum
Perfect that clean girl aesthetic with this tinted serum that simultaneously blurs imperfections, conditions and nourishes skin. It’s got humectant powerhouse hyaluronic acid that traps water to improve hydration at the surface layer, olive squalene that strengthens the skin barrier and prevents loss of moisture, CoQ10 that helps prevent damage from free radicals and allantoin that soothes redness and rough, dry skin among other skin-nourishing ingredients. The mineral pigments that give it the tint are encapsulated so that there is no degradation of active ingredients and beeswax strengthens the sphere structure of the pigments to ensure ideal colour payoff so you get that natural, dewy, my-skin-but-better coverage. Use alone, or with your favourite foundation layered on top for added coverage.
Select shades of the Jane Iredale HydroPure Tinted Serum with Hyaluronic Acid & CoQ10 (30ml), $89, available at AsterSpring Centres islandwide and online
Dermalogica adds a new barrier-boosting moisturiser to their range
Did you know that up to 70% of people globally experience sensitised skin? Whether it’s due to genetics, lifestyle factors, using harsh skincare or even the weather, it’s essential to heal a compromised skin barrier with a cream like the Dermalogica Stabilizing Repair Cream. It’s packed with potent ingredients like their proprietary ceramide complex, cica, lactobacillus ferment and a powerful botanical blend that together help soothe itching, redness and dryness while also strengthening the skin’s barrier with nourishing lipids so skin is more resilient and less reactive.
Dermalogica Stabilizing Repair Cream 50ml, $108, available at dermalogica.com.sg, Sephora, AsterSpring centres, and authorised Dermalogica skin centres from 10 October 2023
Sulwhasoo launches luxurious moisturiser that targets skin ageing
The luxurious Sulwhasoo Ultimate S Cream combines ancient herbal ingredients with cutting-edge technology to target the signs of ageing. It’s got Ginseng Berry SR, a powerful anti-ageing elixir that is extracted from ginseng berries which are carefully picked from selected plants and then put through 15 stages of extraction and concentration to get the best benefits from the berry. Encased in a gorgeous refillable jar that is reminiscent of the traditional Korean moon jar, the rich cream melts into the skin to target a lax jawline, corners of the mouth, cheeks and corners of the eyes for lifted, refreshed and revitalised skin.
Sulwhasoo Ultimate S Cream $600 for 60ml (Refill: $540), available at all Sulwhasoo boutiques, Metro Paragon, TANGS at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya D.S. and e-boutique; $320 for 30ml (Refill:$290), available on Sulwhasoo e-boutique and Official LazMall Flagship Store
Dr Dennis Gross has a new and improved beauty device, plus a new eye mask
Need a quick fix to soothe, refresh and de-puff the skin around your eyes? Throw on the Dr Dennis Gross DermInfusions Lift + Repair Eye Mask. This lyocell mask (which means it’s fully biodegradable) is soaked in an infusion of green tea, niacinamide and vitamin C, which together help brighten, hydrate, boost collagen production, soothe and revive the skin around the eyes in just a few minutes.
Give your masking sesh a boost with the DrX SpectraLite Eyecare Max Pro which now comes with 30% more lights than the original beauty device, provides larger coverage and has additional wavelength in the near infrared range which is specifically targeted to treat the skin around the eye. Along with a full spectrum of amber, red, deep red and infrared wavelengths, this device helps improve penetration of topically applied treatments, repairs visible signs of sun damage, soften the look of lines and wrinkles, and firm skin.
Dr Dennis Gross DermInfusions™ Lift + Repair Eye Mask (1 App, $19; 4 App, $62) and DRx SpectraLite™ Eyecare Max Pro, $320, available online and in-stores at Sephora