#1 Pack A Gentle Cleanser: Skin inc Pure Prodew Cleansing Foam, $72 (100 ml)
Not only is this self-foaming cleanser convenient to use, the light and fluffy foam cocoons skin, effectively cleansing away residual dirt, grime and makeup without stripping skin’s essential moisture. We love that it is infused with amino acids which help hydrate, calm and protect skin against harsh climates.
#2 Don’t Forget A Face Peel: Dior Hydra Life Glow Better Fresh Jelly Mask, $92 (50 ml)
When your skin is exposed to dry and cold air, it is inevitable that it starts to feel rough and look dull. Restore a healthy glow to skin with this super mild face mask. With a refreshing jelly texture, it instantly soothes skin from any itching or tightness upon application. It also contains five botanical extracts that are naturally rich in AHAs to gently lift dead skin cells that have accumulated on skin’s surface. Meanwhile, tiny granules of apricot kernel help buff away impurities and stimulate circulation for a revived radiance. Now, your skin is ready to soak up all the goodness in the subsequent products you apply.
#3 Keep Some Sheet Masks On Hand: Patchology FlashMasque® Hydrate 5 Minute Sheet Mask, $12 per sheet or $43 for a box of four
Whether it’s to give your skin a quick SOS after a day out in the cold, or to infuse a dose of hydration during a long-haul flight, you can never go wrong with handy sheet masks in your bag. Featuring its exclusive HydraSurge5™ Moisture System, these hydrating masks from Patchology are designed to work in just five minutes by infusing five moisture-retaining ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 into the skin for an instantly plumped and smoothed mien.
#5 Layer On A Face Oil: La Mer The Renewal Oil, $400 (30 ml
While your usual cleanse-tone-serum-moisturiser routine might work great for you in tropical Singapore, things can get a little trickier when you’re exposed to cold and arid air. To give your skin that extra boost of nourishment, layer a face oil before your moisturiser. This one from La Mer packs its signature Miracle Broth which supports skin renewal while the dual-phased formula replenishes skin with fatty acids and humectants to rebalance moisture level.
#6 Choose A Non-Irritating Formula Body Cream: Eucerin PH5 Soft Body Cream, $34 (450 ml)
More often than not, you might notice that the tap water in foreign countries make your skin feel drier and tighter. Commonly referred to as “hard water”, it basically means there’s a high mineral content. And when these minerals settle on your skin, your skin’s ability to protect and hydrate itself can be affected, which inevitably results in dryness and itching. To alleviate discomfort, slather on a ph-balanced body cream like this one from Eucerin. Lightweight yet hefty enough for adequate moisturisation, it penetrates into skin without any sticky or greasy residue and leaves skin soft and smooth for hours on end.
#7 Be Conscientious With Hand Cream: L’Occitane Shea Intense Hand Balm, $48 (150 ml)
Made with 25 per cent shea butter, this richly textured hand balm provides intensive nourishment to parched and chapped hands cuticles. Massage as desired onto hands and into your cuticles to instantly soften and smooth. Despite its thick texture, it melts into skin, forming a lightweight protective film over skin to seal in moisture and relieve severely dry skin from any discomfort—perfect when you’re in a harsh, wintry climate.