From new product launches to beauty boutiques, there is a lot to look forward to and unpack in the world of beauty this month

Don’t blame yourself if you find it hard to keep up with new launches and everything that’s happening in the beauty world—we’ll break it down for you below for the month of September.

Both La Prairie and Dior have opened new boutiques at Ion Orchard—which means we now have even more excuses to try out their facials (if you’re fully vaccinated, of course). Over in the men's department, The History Of Whoo has a new skincare line targeted at men above 40 while Dior introduces its newly reformulated Super Potent Cleanser.

As Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease in Singapore, beauty brands are gearing up for even more launches as the year comes to an end (yes, already!). Watch this space as we continue to bring you updates on some of the best and latest beauty products you need to try.

See also: La Prairie Opens its First Flagship Boutique in Singapore at Ion Orchard

Chanel Sublimage La Crème Corps et Décolleté and Sublimage Le Baume

Chanel unveils a new body cream as part of its luxurious Sublimage range: the Sublimage La Crème Corps et Décolleté. Its buttery soft texture when applied to the skin delivers a sensorial experience that is also fresh on contact. The velvety cream is absorbed easily into the skin, leaving it feeling deeply nourished.

The Sublimage Le Baume can be used as part of your daily skincare routine, as a mask, or applied to specific areas as an intensive anti-ageing skincare treatment.

Composed of 91 per cent naturally derived ingredients, the formula is enriched with precious oils and natural butter, which nourish and comfort the skin, while hyaluronic acid and glycerin leave it moisturised and plump.

Available at all Chanel beauty boutiques and counters.

See also: Chanel Debuts its New Online Fragrance and Beauty Boutique in Singapore

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX

Sulwhasoo introduces the fifth generation of its iconic Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX. Its new and improved formula harnesses the powers of the brand’s exclusive Ginsenomics and a powerful blend of ginseng derived actives to restore skin’s vitality, minimise signs of ageing and keep the skin complexion healthy and strong. This new and improved version progressively firms up the skin every day with Ginsenomics, which harnesses the concentrated vitalising energy found in Ginseng.

Unlike previous generations, the New Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream launched in 2021 comes in two different versions: Soft or Classic. Consumers can now choose the specific Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream they want according to their preference for fragrance and texture. The Soft version features a light and refreshing formula and has a fresh Ginseng Flower fragrance while the Classic has a rich and nutritious formula and features a subtle Ginseng fragrance. 

The Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream is one of Sulwhasoo’s long-term best-selling products that has enjoyed great success and popularity since its launch in 2000. 

Available at all Sulwhasoo boutiques and counters.

Dior Capture Totale Super Potent Cleanser & Super Potent Serum Foundation

The newly reformulated Super Potent Cleanser provides wide-spectrum efficiency and guarantees optimum elimination of impurities: excess sebum, dust, traces of makeup, sunscreen filters and even the smallest fine pollution particles (smaller than 2.5 µm). The formula combines Longoza and Moringa extract to purify the skin completely. Longoza re-energises cells for a fortified, naturally protected epidermis while moringa extract increases the cleansing effect by encouraging the removal pollutant particles.

The cleanser can be formed into a creamy foam that maintains the skin’s balance without stripping the skin of moisture and ensures hydration is preserved for up to six hours.

As for the serum-foundation, it is the result of Dior science putting its floral expertise and its knowledge of stem cells to work and is incorporated into a makeup formula for the first time. Results on bare skin can possibly be seen after four weeks of use, including the smoothening of wrinkles and fine lines as well as a more even complexion.

Available in six shades (1 Neutral, 1 Warm, 2 Neutral, 2 Warm, 3 Neutral, 4 Neutral), this foundation consists of a selection of mineral pigments that helps it blend even more seamlessly with the skin. The luscious texture of this serum foundation feels as if it hugs the contours of the face, making it so easy and comfortable to wear. 

Available at all Dior Beauty boutiques and counters. Also available online on Sephora.sg and Tangs.com.

 

Hermès Twilly Eau Ginger

The Hermès Twilly Eau Ginger is now the third and newest member of the Twilly d’Hermès family.

It is a bold and daring scent created by Christine Nagel and weaves three materials: a generous and vibrant peony, vivid candied ginger and a supple, lively cedar. The result is a joyful and energising fragrance that is also fresh enough for everyday use. 

The new Twilly Eau Ginger bottle is also tied with a beautiful silk ribbon and fitted with a white cap. 

Available at Hermès Liat Towers, Hermès Marina Bay Sands, Hermès Takashimaya, Takashimaya Department Store, and Hermes.com.

See also: First Look: Hermès Launches New Nail Polish Range

Su:m37° Losec Summa Elixir Treatment and Cream Lumiére

Storied K-beauty brand Su:m37° has launched the new Losec Summa Elixir Treatment and Cream Lumiére that promises to unveil the skin's inner radiance in just seven days.

By tapping into the brand's latest patented purifying enzyme and the Roman Imperial family's secret detoxifying potion, this Elixir line transforms dull skin from the inside out to improve the skin's radiance and texture.

With daily mask-wearing, it is normal for the skin barrier to be compromised and constantly aggravated, leading to dull skin with signs of premature ageing due to accumulated dead skin cells, sebum and pollutants. The latest formula leaves a light finish on the skin and aims to tackle dullness and premature ageing issues at the epidermis and dermis layer.

Available at all Su:m37° counters in-store or online on Tangs.com. 

SK-II Skinpower

Japanese beauty brand SK-II is famous for revolutionising the way essences work on our skin. This month, it has launched the new Skinpower collection—featuring four power-packed skincare must-haves that are aimed at revitalising the skin for a youthful and healthy glow.

The range includes the Airy Milky Lotion, an airy-light yet powerful moisturiser; the Cream, a rich and velvety moisturiser packed with Pitera and Infinit PowerTechnology; the Essence, which makes the skin feel bouncy and smooth after use; and the Eye Cream, a nourishing and lightweight eye cream that melts easily into the contours of the eyes.

As usual, for best results, start your skincare routine with SK-II’s well-loved Facial Treatment Essence to gently prep the skin.

Available at Sephora.

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix

Estée Lauder’s all-new Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex includes the innovative 360° Mesh MatrixTechnology in its formula for cushioning support against micro-movements. It also comes with a new custom-designed cryo-steel wand, allowing the skin around the delicate eye area to instantly be cooled by about 2°C. The cryo-steel wand helps to increase micro-circulation, reduce puffiness, boost radiance and rejuvenate the eyes.

Use it during both the day and night to achieve firmer, softer and smoother skin, and minimise undereye lines, crow’s feet and any other fine lines.

Available at all Estée Lauder stores islandwide. 

Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Intense Serum

If you are familiar with the Australian skincare brand Aesop's Parsley Seed Skin Care range, there is a new addition in the collection to pay attention to. The all-new Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Intense Serum is lightweight and feels breathable on the skin; in fact, it is made for all skin types including normal, combination and sensitive skin. 

The hydrating serum is distinguished by the breathable film it forms on the skin due to extracts of red algae and tara gum. The antioxidants present in the formulation includes grape seed, green tea and parsley seed extracts, and tocopherol (Vitamin E).

You can use this in the morning after cleansing and toning, just before applying sunscreen. It can also be used as an alternative to cream or oil-based moisturisers.

Available at all Aesop signature stores and select department store counters, and Aesop.com.

Drunk Elephant O-Bloos Rosi Drops

Fancy a healthy pink glow that is subtle yet delivers a bit of drama? Drunk Elephant's newly launched O-Bloos Rosi Drops is a concentrated liquid blush that adds a warm flush of colour to the cheeks for an instant glow. 

These drops are buildable and also support the skin’s acid mantle. O-Bloos (the O stands for omegas) is a watercolour-light formula that can work its magic on most skin types and is delivered in concentrated drops that can be mixed into your other Drunk Elephant products. Add a drop or two to your serum, cream, or oil for an allover rosy wash of colour. We followed the brand's tip and used a drop of O-Bloos and a drop of D-Bronzi with our moisturiser of choice for a hint of a flush.

Available at Sephora Ion, Ngee Ann City, West Gate, Tampines 1 and Nex Mall and Sephora.sg.

Glow Recipe Guava Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum

Meet the newest member of the Glow Recipe Gang: the Guava Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum, an antioxidant-rich treatment that works towards brightening the skin to achieve a more even skin tone, as well as treats and prevents dark spots over time.

The gel serum goes on smoothly without any greasy or oily feeling for smooth, supple skin. It contains a powerful and potent mix of ingredients including five types of clinically advanced Vitamin C: Guava seed oil and fruit extract, tranexamic acid, ferulic acid and Vitamin E. 

Available on Sephora.sg from September 16.

Jurlique Nutri-Define Supreme Rejuvenating Serum

Jurlique's new Nutri-Define Supreme Rejuvenating Serum is not covetable just because it is larger: it is also a natural breakthrough in skincare thanks to a cocktail of powerhouse ingredients that include greater concentrates of spilanthes extract, horseradish extract, and the Jurlique Radiance Blend from the brand’s Biodynamic Farm.  

In fact, the spilanthes flower and horseradish root extract are Nutri-Define’s two primary ingredients that possess naturally rejuvenating properties that help to plump up the skin for a healthier glow. Use this serum along with the brand's Activating Water Essence+ to amp up your skincare routine. 

Available at Takashimaya, Plaza Singapura and Westgate concept stores and online on Lazada, Shopee, Zalora and online.

Clarins Double Serum Eye

Tired of, well, tired-looking eyes? French beauty brand Clarins has introduced a new Double Serum Eye, which is as nourishing as it sounds. The Double Serum Eye is a unique, concentrated double formula created in perfect bio-affinity with the eye contour area.

It is formulated with 13 plant extracts of 96 per cent natural plant origins, including Organic Wild Chervil Extract with fortifying and strengthening benefits, and organic turmeric extract with exceptional anti-ageing properties. Forming a complimentary double-action targeting the five vital functions of the skin (regeneration, oxygenation, nutrition, hydration, and protection), the Double Serum Eye is a solution for visible, anti-ageing results for everyone of all ages, all skin types and all ethnic groups. 

96 per cent of the ingredients used in Double Serum Eye are from natural origins. In fact, the key ingredient of the eye concentrate is the organic wild chervil extract from Auvergne, France, which is also certified organic and harvested responsibly by hand with Association française des professionnels de la cueillette de plantes sauvages, a French organisation of professional harvesters of wild plants.

Available at all Clarins boutiques, counters, and Clarins.com.sg.

Anastasia Beverly Hills All-New Cream Bronzer and Stick Blush

Add a natural glow and some dimension to your usual make-up look with the all-new cream bronzer and stick blush by Anastasia Beverly Hills. And yes, you can still achieve the “no make-up” make-up look using these sticks, that's how versatile they are.

You can create contour with the cream bronzer and complement it with some light blush. The non-greasy formula for the cream bronzer makes it easy for the product to stay on your skin for long hours, even in Singapore's weather. The buildable and blendable formula does not wipe off or slip easily and sets to a natural, matte finish with a second-skin effect—think, no more streaking, no more patchiness, and no more unflattering setting in lines. The cream blush formula is also lightweight and blends into the skin easily to achieve a beautifully radiant colour. There is no sticky feeling too, thus making it extremely comfortable to wear. It also comes with a built-in synthetic brush for touch-ups on the go.

The cream bronzer is available in four shades while the stick blush comes in five shades.

Available at Sephora, except for the cream bronzer shade “Caramel” which will only be available from October 7, 2021.

Nudestix Nude Love and Dark Romantics Collections

Nudestix has introduced a new extension to its popular Nudies collection: Nude Love, a collection of six new universal shades. The makeup brand has also released Dark Romantics, a six-piece magnetic eye pencil kit whereby moody minimalism meets easy editorial chic.

Makeup aficionados will recognise NudestixNudies as multitasking colour sticks that can be used on the cheeks, eyes, and lips for a pop of colour that easily melts onto skin for a flushed and healthy look. The makeup sticks also come with a convenient removable blending blush for on-the-go application.

Use the Dark Romantics eye colour pencils as your new 3-in-1 waterproof eyeshadow, eyeliner and eye primer for all-daywear. These creamy eye makeup pencils are easy to blend and can help you achieve a monochromatic or statement smokey eye look even if you are pressed for time.

Available at Sephora.

The History Of Whoo Cheongidan: Kun Hwa Yang

Korean skincare brand The History Of Whoo has released Cheongidan: Kun Hwa Yang, a skincare line targeted at men above 40 who are concerned with dryness and roughness of their skin due to a range of factors from external pollutants to poor dietary habits. The formula of this range includes the 35-year old Cheon-Jong Wild Ginseng, a soft and hypoallergenic product that aims to nourish and promote youthful, revitalised skin.

The products in this range evoke a soft fragrance of fresh pine with woody, spicy notes. is also available as part of The History of Whoo Cheongidan: Kun Hwa Yang Special Set, comprising two products, Cheongidan: Kun Hwa Yang Skin (a moisturising and soothing gel toner) and Cheongidan: Kun Hwa Yang Lotion (a non-sticky and highly-enriched firming essence emulsion).

Available at all The History of Whoo counters.

Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Tint

The all-new Synchro Skin Radiant Lifting Foundation by Shieseido now comes in a new, weightless formulai

This foundation also uses light-adjusting technology to work against the three major obstacles that prevent radiance: fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and lack of collagen. 

An exclusive blend of pearls, powders, and light-reflecting particles automatically balance and adapt to any ambient lighting condition for a flawless, lit-from-within finish that lasts all day,” said Gail Boyé, Senior Vice President of Global Product Development for Shiseido Makeup.

Available in 20 shades, the foundations are now categorised into four levels based on depth and intensity,making it easier than ever to find a true-to-you match.

Available at Shiseido counters and boutiques.

Shu Uemura Block Booster Primer

Base makeup is more important than ever now that mask-wearing has become part of our daily lives. Shu Uemura’s all-new Unlimited Block Booster Protective Moisture Primer is a good way to prep the skin for the rest of your beauty routine. It naturally corrects the skin’s undertones and also boosts your foundation by ensuring that it lasts all day comfortably.

It also protects the skin from external pollutants as it contains SPF50+ PA+++. Additionally, the primer was developed especially for Asian skin and comes in two shades: anzu beige and Sakura pink.

Available at Sephora and Shu Uemura counters and boutiques. 

Neal's Yard Remedies Wildrose Skincare Collection

Building on the success of its cult favourite Wild Rose Beauty Balm, British skincare brand has unveiled its brand new Wild Rose Skincare Collection.

The collection is presented as a complete skincare regime and is suitable for all skin types, with the aim of boosting the skin's radiance for a natural, healthy glow. The hero ingredient of this collection is, of course, the organic wild rosehip seed oil. Supplemented with other naturally sourced ingredients including organic grapeseed oil and aloe vera, this skincare collection will give your skin what it needs to stay fresh and feel revitalised. 

Our favourite is the Wild Rose Glow Facial Oil, a facial oil that feels luxurious and nourishing on the skin as it combines light oils and plant-derived fatty acids to help soften and smooth skin. It is filled with organic wild rosehip seed oil, grapeseed oil, shea butter and derived olive leaf extract for ample hydration benefits. 

Available at Neal's Yard Remedies boutiques at Takashimaya and Tangs. 

Vichy Minéral 89 Probiotic Fractions

If you are looking for a fuss-free moisturising product to use every day, the Mineral 89 Probiotic Fractions by Vichy could help your skin as it works as a regenerating and repairing concentrate. This hydrating facial serum aims to boost the skin's radiance while helping it regain elasticity and reduce fine lines. Its soft, milky fluid texture enhances your skincare routine and is also lightweight, allowing it to be easily absorbed. 

Composed of probiotic fractions grown with Vichy volcanic water, hyaluronic acid and boosted with antioxidant vitamins such as four per cent niacinamide, it regenerates visible signs of skin’s health.

Available at most Guardian and Watsons stores.

MT Metatron MT Facial Foaming Wash

This product by luxury Japanese skincare brand MT Metatron is a bestseller in Singapore—and for good reason. The foam cleanser lathers so well and is not excessive enough for you to waste any product. A little goes a long way for a thorough facial cleanse. 

The cleanser features an ultra-gentle amino acids-based formula that is suitable for dry and sensitive skin. It also has carnosine to boost elasticity and heal skin, Vitamin C to prevent dark spots, and licorice extract to soothe skin with its anti-inflammatory properties.

Available at Isetan Scotts, Isetan online, and authorised sales distributors.

Jung Beauty’s 2 Step Baby Pore Kit

For those who think the world of K-beauty isn't appealing (or adorable at all), this kit will change your mind. The Jung Beauty 2 Step Baby Pore Kit will have its users "injecting" their faces as part of their pore-tightening skincare routine. Each kit comes with a Pore Zero Sheet Mask (a dry sheet mask with citric acid) designed to be paired with the Pore Zero Bubble Pack (alkali gel in a syringe), as well as a powerful Pore Zero ampoule to nourish and tighten the skin.  

The syringe allows for a more hygienic and convenient application of the alkaline gel, which is made from sodium bicarbonate. It is such an enjoyable and unique step that makes you look forward to your beauty routine each day. After cleansing, apply the Pore Zero Bubble Pack evenly onto the face followed by the Pore Zero Sheet Mask. 

Available at Ksisters.

John Frieda Frizz Ease collection

John Frieda’s new and improved Frizz Ease collection is divided into three ranges for different hair types, allowing consumers to easily identify their perfect hair match. It also features an upgraded technology to restore hair’s natural shine and help recover dry and frizzy strands, which is a common issue faced by many in Singapore due to the humidity. Our favourite is the Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery range that includes a shampoo, conditioner and deep conditioner infused with a blend of three natural oils (argan, moringa and coconut) to nourish and repair damaged hair. All the products in this range also feature a unique scent that combines fruity, floral, musk and balsamic notes that invigorate the senses and leave the hair smelling fresh. This range is also suitable for all levels of frizz and safe for colour treated hair.

Available at selected Guardian, NTUC and Watsons stores, and also on the John Frieda Official Store on Lazada and Shopee.