If you're looking to dispel pandemic-induced feelings of doom and gloom, we recommend a little retail therapy, starting with this curated list of beauty launches. This month ushers in exciting, limited-edition steals and the long-awaited arrival of global brands to Malaysia such as Dr Barbara Sturm, Bite Beauty and Natasha Denona.
There's no better time to treat yourself with the latest luxury skincare and make-up, irresistible fragrances and nourishing haircare.
1. Dr Barbara Sturm
Dr Barbara Sturm is known for pioneering the 'vampire facial' and a subsequent anti-ageing MC1 face cream—both of which use a person's own platelet-rich plasma in their blood to kickstart the healing process on the skin, whether it is reducing inflammation or increasing collagen production.
For those who are a little more squeamish around blood, the aesthetics doctor released a science-based skincare range that follows the same philosophy of using ingredients to heal and nurture, rather than attack living skin. Since it was launched in 2014, it has garnered praise for its high efficacy and built a cult following, even among celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Emma Roberts. And it has finally made its way to Malaysia, available online at KEN's Apothecary.
Bringing her impressive inventory of antioxidant-packed products for the face and body, including her popular Super Anti-Aging and Hyaluronic serums, we reckon it's definitely time to give your skincare routine a Dr Barbara Sturm boost! There's more—the 'Sturm Candy Shop' is also coming soon with mini-sized versions for those who want to try her products for the first time and see if the #SturmGlow is for real (spoiler: it is!)