Every skincare beauty launch in April that you need to know, including La Prairie's most expensive and luxurious Platinum Rare product, the Haute-Rejuvenation Protocol

1. La Prairie Platinum Rare Haute-Rejuvenation Protocol

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La Prairie Platinum Rare Haute-Rejuvenation Protocol

The newest addition to the Platinum Rare family, the Haute-Rejuvenation Protocol is a month-long intensive skin treatment to be used four times a year to allow skin to rebalance and rejuvenate. The formula uses a three-faceted approach: firstly, it softens the skin barrier to optimally deliver its active ingredients. Next, the formula prepares skin cells to their full potential of cell renewal. Finally, skin appears rejuvenated due to the creation of new tissue.

The Haute-Rejuvenation Protocol comes in an elegant coffret with three amethyst-toned vials, a glass pipette, and Platinum Catalyst activator base. Each vial contains two chambers to protect the integrity of two separate formulas, which are combined upon your first use when placed in the activator base, resulting in a stunning burst of amethyst hue within the formula. It’s a splurge, retailing at a cool $2,960 for a 30-day treatment.

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2. Foreo UFO 2

If you’re a sheet mask lover, the new Foreo UFO 2 will elevate your masking experience. The first generation of the device made its debut in 2018, while this upgrade packs in more features. Upon applying the brand’s UFO-formulated sheet masks, or even your own, the Thermo and Cryo-therapy (in other words, heating and cooling) functions deliver temperatures to skin five times faster now for maximum mask formula absorption.

The fully waterproof device also has the full spectrum of eight LED lights, which can be controlled via the Foreo app for a truly customised experience. Finally, the brand’s trademarked T-Sonic pulsations deliver 10,000 transdermal pulsations per minute for a face massage and increased effectiveness of mask serums.  

See also: Getting Rid Of Maskne With Foreo

3. Drunk Elephant Protini Powerpeptide Resurf Serum

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Drunk Elephant Protini Powerpeptide Resurf Serum

If you’ve always been a fan of Drunk Elephant’s peptide-packed Protini Cream, you’ll be glad to know that it now has a serum to complete your skincare routine.

The new Protini Powerpeptide Resurf Serum is a mega-strength serum with a unique, powerful blend of 11 advanced peptides and restorative amino acids with 10% exfoliating lactic acid for you to see an improvement to skin’s appearance. Fine lines and sun damage are reduced, dull hollow skin is perked and plumped up. The packaging is clever too, with a twist cap that reveals the pumps, and secures it when it’s not in use. It’s also formulated at an ideal pH of 3.3. Slather both on in the AM and PM for renewed skin.



4. Dr. Dennis Gross B3 Adaptive Superfoods range

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Dr. Dennis Gross B3 Adaptive Superfoods range

When one is stressed, your skin shows it. It wreaks havoc on skin by triggering a stress response that can disrupt your microbiome and inhibit collagen production. That is what Dr. Dennis Gross’ new B3 Adaptive Superfoods range aims to solve, with scientifically engineered microcapsules of superfoods, adaptogens and niacinamide (vitamin B3) forming the crux of three products: The Rescue Super Serum, Barrier Repair Face Cream and SOS Eye Cream. With a subtle herbal—almost ginseng-like—scent, the range combats flareups, dullness and sensitive, compromised skin.


5. Clé De Peau Beauté Synactif collection

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Clé De Peau Beauté Synactif collection

The Japanese brand developed its luxurious Synactif range in 2004 with aims to purify and restore lymphatic vessels, leaving skin regenerated and beautiful in just six steps. The range has been relaunched this year, re-perfecting the range, which begins with the Synactif solid soap followed by the Synactif lotion.

For your morning routine, follow up with the Daytime Moisturiser SPF30. Synactif offers two choices: one a lightweight formula and the other a rich cream for intense moisture.

In the evening, go for the Nighttime Moisturiser to repair skin, followed by the Synactif cream which has a high concentration of Purifying Beautifier as well as an eye cream. The Synactif collection is imbued with the distinctive fragrance from the Synactif Rose, a clear floral scent that balances fruity dewiness, the translucency of violet, and fine tea.

See also: Battle Premature Ageing With Clé de Peau Beauté's The Supreme Collection

6. Nudeskin by Nudestix

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Nudeskin by Nudestix

Cult multi-tasking makeup brand Nudestix has launched a skincare line, Nudeskin— simple, vegan and gluten-free. Developed in collaboration with celebrity dermatologist, Dr. Jason Emer, the made-in-Korea formulations are for all skin types and genders. Having the same ethos as its make-up line, Nudeskin is multi-tasking and uncomplicated—a four-step skincare routine that cleans, exfoliates, tones, and moisturises.

7. Clinique Moisture Surge

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Clinique Moisture Surge

Clinique has taken one of its most iconic products and further improved it—the new Moisture Surge now labelled as a 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, providing 100 hours of hydration for the skin upon application and yes, even after face-washing. The blend of ingredients includes hyaluronic acid and aloe bio-ferment for hydration that goes 10 layers deep into the skin for plump and glowing complexion for all skin types.

The iconic peach-pink hue remains while its texture surprisingly feels lightweight (despite the heavyweight hydration). The skin just slurps it up, finishing with a comforting velvety finish. Clinique has also updated its packaging with sustainable materials.

See also: 5 Best Cleansing Balms To Add To Your Skincare Routine

8. Porcelain RevitalEyes Concentrate

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Porcelain RevitalEyes Concentrate

Now, this is pretty smart: this Singaporean brand had recently done a rebrand of their entire product line and this new addition combines both eye-massaging device and eye gel in one product, making it extremely easy and fuss-free to use.

First, squeeze a pea-sized amount of product onto the eye area. Then activate the massager by holding the metal base, and gliding it on skin. Over 3,000 high-frequency vibrations per minute enhance blood circulation, elasticity repair, and absorption of the product which includes clinically-proven ingredients for reducing the depth of lines, lightening dark circles, lifting eyelids, and reducing puffiness. 


9. Skinceuticals Silymarin CF

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Skinceuticals Silymarin CF

Medical aesthetic skincare brand Skinceuticals is famed for their highly effective, high-concentration Vitamin C serums, and they’ve just released Silymarin CF, specifically formulated for combination, oily and blemish-prone skin, to effectively reduce excess oil and acne breakouts.

This serum is clinically proven to reduce oil production (which leads to acne breakouts), reinforces skin’s natural protective barrier and visible skin ageing. The Silymarin CF formulation contains 15 per cent pure Vitamin C, and the hero ingredient is silymarin, an antioxidant derived from milk thistle, at a 0.5 per cent optimised concentration.

We found that our T-zone area was less oily after just three mornings of usage, as well as a more even skin tone and reduced fine lines on the forehead. 

10. Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Intense Brightening Essence Ampoule

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Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Intense Brightening Essence Ampoule

Available as four 10ml ampoule vials in a box, the Perfectionist Pro Intense Brightening Essence Ampoule is a potent formula to be used over four weeks, one vial per week. The normal skin renewal process takes 21-28 days, where new skin cells are produced on the skin’s topmost layer, the epidermis. Using this intensive treatment over four weeks will optimise skin’s renewal process to rapidly boost stressed-out skin—brightening and soothing it thanks to its Vitamin C, Vitamin E and licorice ingredients.

For a daily serum, Estee Lauder has also launched the Perfectionist Pro Rapid Brightening Treatment Ferment3 + Vitamin C. The formula has an exclusive brightening complex to help 'block' the overproduction of melanin before it can concentrate into visible spots, thus reducing the look of dark spots, acne marks and pores.

11. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition

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SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition

Won’t this just look adorable on your beauty table? The new Pitera Essence Limited Edition takes inspiration from Japanese with two different styles of girls dressed in traditional kimonos—one in a black bob and the other, a redhead with two buns.

The secret behind SK-II’s Pitera was discovered four decades ago in a sake brewery in Japan, thanks to a the chance observation of miraculously youthful-looking hands in stark contrast to the aged owner’s face. Today, the Facial Treatment Essence is one of SK-II’s best sellers.

Related: KeepThe Glow On With This SK-II Skincare Routine

12. Emma Lewisham Illuminating Brighten Your Day Crème

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Emma Lewisham Illuminating Brighten Your Day Crème

The new addition to New Zealand-based natural skincare brand is a high-performance scientifically-backed day moisturiser to rebuild the skin’s natural collagen production synthesis at a cellular level (which gives skin its bounce and elasticity) and improve skin’s hydration. The Day Crème is best used in the morning before sunscreen for an all-day glow. 

The Day Crème will also come in a new circular-designed Emma Lewisham refillable jar, where customers have the option to buy refillable Day Crème pods and send back empty pods for sterilisation and repurposing or recycling at no expense, through the Emma Lewisham Beauty Circle.




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