Bright, even skin tone is within reach with the help of these radiance-enhancing skincare that zaps away spots, rejuvenate the under-eye area, restore hydration and protect against UV rays.
#1 Eau Thermale Avene Sensitive White Whitening Essence, $89.90
Those with sensitive skin can rest easy with the Eau Thermale Avène Sensitive White Whitening Essence, $89.90 (50 ml), a serum that lightens pigmentations with a blend of stabilised vitamin C, botanical extracts and their proprietary Avène thermal spring water.
#2 IDS Illuminating Complex, $134
Using the patented enHAnce technology, ingredients like Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Niacinamide and botanical extracts in IDS Illuminating Complex, $134 (30 ml), are able to penetrate skin the deeper layers of skin for maximum efficacy. Spots and discolouration are diminished to give skin a brighter and more radiant glow.
#3 La Prairie White Caviar Pearl Infusion, $850
The La Prairie White Caviar Pearl Infusion, $850 (30 ml), works to address three types of skin discolouration – redness from inflammation, brown spots from UV damage and grey patches from pollution. The unique encapsulation technology combines caviar extract and oil-soluble vitamin C suspended in Diglusosyl Gallic Acid to fade dark spots effectively.
#4 LANEIGE White Dew Original Ampoule Essence, $80
Containing natural Saururus Chinesis extract and vitamin C, the LANEIGE White Dew Original Ampoule Essence, $80 (40 ml), is capable of brightening and moisturizing skin at the same time. Patented Mela-vita Crusher technology is able to inhibit melanin production to give you bright, dewy skin.
#5 La Mer Blanc de La Mer The Brilliance White Mask, $440 (30ml and 50 ml)
The La Mer Blanc de La Mer The Brilliance White Mask, $440 (30ml and 50 ml), a two-step mask that preps skin with a soothing primer, before the application of the mask gel cream for an ultimate brightening treat.
#6 MUJI Anti-Ageing All In One Essence, $7.90 (30 g)
The MUJI Anti-Ageing All In One Essence is a toner, moisturising milk and serum in one, allowing you to save time and money. Hydrating botanicals leave skin radiant and supple after use.
#7 Strivectin Oxygen Infusion Soothing Mask, $93 (50 ml)
As its name suggests, the Strivectin Oxygen Infusion Soothing Mask, $93 (50 ml), allows oxygen to permeate skin to reinvigorate it. Gentle exfoliating acids lifts surface skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
#8 d’Skin Moisture Revival Masque, $109 (100 ml)
Rich in antioxidants and ingredients that aid in moisture retention, the d’Skin Moisture Revival Masque, $109 (100 ml), soothes skin and lends it a rosy glow.
#9 RMK Creamy Foundation N, $82
Packed with a blend of botanical extracts and oils, the RMK Creamy Foundation N, $82, enhances skin’s barrier function while giving it a dewy finish.
#10 Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow To Go Amazonian Clay Palette, $35
Chiselled cheekbones come easily when you contour with the Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow To Go Amazonian Clay Palette, $35. Contour and highlighting power lends dimension to the skin, while the universally-flattering blush gives skin the perfect flush.
#11 NARS Hot Sand Highlighting Blush, $50
The NARS Hot Sand Highlighting Blush, $50, is a flattering champagne pink blush that give skin a luminous glow without looking heavy on the skin.
#12 ORBIS Whitening BB, $38 (35 g)
Working as a serum, sunscreen, makeup base, foundation, concealer and finishing powder in one, the ORBIS Whitening BB, $38 (35 g) is a multi-tasking wonder packed with brightening and hydrating ingredients that’s also gentle on the skin.
#13 The Body Shop Drops of Light Pure Healthy Brightening Eye Cream
Rich in vitamin C, minerals and red algae which is known for its brightening properties, The Body Shop Drops of Light Pure Healthy Brightening Eye Cream improves circulation around the under-eye area to reduce puffiness and refresh skin.
#14 Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening Eye Serum, $96
This gel-base eye serum comes with its own cooling applicator to soothe puffy eyes and brighten dark circles.
#15 Dr.Belter »Bel Energen« Eye Lift Complex, $96 (10 ml)
The Dr.Belter »Bel Energen« Eye Lift Complex contains a unique formula to improve skin elasticity, boost moisture levels and reduce puffiness.
#16 CHANEL Sublimage La Creme Yeux, $295
Enriched with the rare and potent Vanilla Planifolia PFA along with the fruit and the flower of Vanilla from Madagascar, the CHANEL Sublimage La Creme Yeux corrects firmness, radiance, skin tone and hydration to reduce the appearance of dark eye circles and puffiness.
#17 Eucerin White Therapy Night Cream, $48.90
Formulated for Asian skin, the Eucerin White Therapy Night Cream, $48.90 (50 ml), stops hyperpigmentation at its roots by inhibiting melanin synthesis.
#18 L'Occitane Reine Blanche Whitening Rich Cream, $98
Rich in Reine des Prés, a white flower known for its lightening properties, the L’Occitane Reine Blanche Whitening Rich Cream, $98 (50 ml), boosts skin luminosity for fairer-looking skin.
#19 Mamonde Magnolia Pure White Ultra Active Cream, $56
The Mamonde Magnolia Pure White Ultra Active Cream, $56 (50 ml), envelopes skin with a light whitening film, addressing dullness and loss of firmness.
#20 SK-II Atmosphere Airy Light UV Cream SPF50, $99 (30 g)
Help skin defend itself against the ravages of UV ray, infrared and environmental pollution with the SK-II Atmosphere Airy Light UV Cream SPF50, $99 (30 g). With regular use, skin fairness is improved and protected against redness and darkening.
#21 Biore Perfect UV Spray, $10.90 (75 g)
Sunscreen requires reapplication every two hours but it’s tough when you have makeup on. That’s when a spray-on sunscreen is especially useful to keep on your desk and purse. Lightly spritz on the Biore Perfect UV Spray just before you head out for lunch to defend against UV damage.
#22 Dior Diorsnow Brightening UV Protection Fluid Luminious Finish SPF 50+ PA++++, $90 (30 ml)
Those who hate the white cast that some sunscreens leave behind will love the Dior Diorsnow Brightening UV Protection Fluid Luminious Finish SPF 50+ PA++++, $90 (30 ml). Its lightweight fluid formula melts into skin while giving it an invisible shield to defend against UV damage.
#23 philosophy Skin Protecting Brightening UV+ Shield SPF30, $49 (40 ml)
Besides protecting against UVA and UVB rays, the philosophy Skin Protecting Brightening UV+ Shield SPF30, $49 (40 ml) also defends against infrared and visible light, forming a complete barrier against sun’s rays.
#24 Shiseido White Lucent All Day Brightener SPF 50, $85 (50 ml)
Time-release capsules in the Shiseido White Lucent All Day Brightener SPF 50, $85 (50 ml), provides all-day moisture and protection to visibly reduce dark marks and brighten skin.