From skincare launches to viral and new makeup products, here are our top beauty buys this month

1. La Prairie Skin Caviar Harmony L'Extrait

Pre-serums are the newest trend in skincare and Swiss luxury beauty brand La Prairie is leading the way with its brand new elixir. The Skin Caviar Harmony L'Extrait is a luxurious serum that can be applied before your everyday serum of choice, to boost the benefits and efficacy of the skincare products that you apply next. 

Infused with Caviar Infinite, Skin Caviar Harmony L’Extrait represents a new approach to lifting and firming. Formulated with micro-fluidic technology, the beads of Skin Caviar Harmony L’Extrait melts into the skin upon application. The texture transforms into a light extrait that offers a satin-smooth finish. Over time, contours appear resculpted, volume feels regained and the appearance of wrinkles is reduced. Use this as a second step in your skincare routine, right after cleansing. 

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Read more: La Prairie’s Newest Elixir Seeks to Reduce Wrinkles, Resculpt Contours and Restore Plumpness

2. Chanel Les 4 Ombres Tweed

For this new Chanel makeup collection, four exclusive creations were designed with a tweed pattern embossed on the surface of each shade. Just as different fibres are intertwined to form the maison's iconic tweed, the shades can be blended, and their intensity varied, to achieve the result that you want. The eyeshadows are highly pigmented, easily blendable, and as effortless to apply as a tweed garment is to wear.

The compacts are each paired with tweed pouches crafted by Maison Lesage, which is part of Chanel’s Métiers d’art since 2002. Each of the four eyeshadow compacts features a unique colour palette that suits all skin tones and can be used to create a wide range of looks, from simple and natural to sophisticated. Pair any of these compacts with any of Chanel's Stylo Yeux Waterproof eyeliner of your choice to illuminate or intensify your eye makeup.

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3. Dior Beauty J'adore Parfum d'eau

In a surprising move, Dior Beauty has released its first alcohol-free perfume. 

J'adore Parfum d'eau is a concentration of water and flowers with a strong natural focus: Neroli from Vallauris, thus injecting its full freshness into the perfume. It also contains sunny notes of jasmine sambac meld with velvety notes of Chinese magnolia. A genuine ode to the white flowers of J'adore in a fresh and spontaneous interpretation.

The patented alcohol-free formula exclusive to Dior also comes with the same long-lasting intensity of an eau de parfum that stays true all day long.

Plus, the legendary J'adore bottle is revealed in a brand new hue: an opalescent white with the softness of alabaster, echoing the velvety caress of flower petals.

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4. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Body Oil

Fans of Chanel will be pleased to know that the maison has released a brand new body oil that will not only leave the skin feeling silky smooth, but also enveloped in the fresh, sensual notes of the iconic Coco Mademoiselle scent.

This woody fragrance also includes a composition that sees the freshness of citrus fruits mixed with a sensual wave of patchouli. Redesigned in a new and even more sensorial formula, this hydrating oil can be sprayed on the body for long-lasting hydration and a non-greasy finish. 

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5. Hermès Hermessence Violette Volynka

The 14th fragrance in the Hermessence collection showcases the delicate flower, violet, as it takes centre stage. The queen of violets is also the queen of this composition by Christine Nagel, Director of Creation and Olfactory Heritage at Hermès Parfums, who has chosen a variety produced exclusively in Tourrettes-sur-Loup in south-eastern France.

In a bold move, Nagel combined the demure violet with cuir Volynka, a material specific to Hermès leather goods that is as intense as it is robust, and vegetable tanned using oak bark. Paired with the aromas of this powerful leather, the flower comes alive as the powdery softness of the violet blends with the strength of the leather.

The fragrance comes in two sizes, in 200ml and 100ml bottles, topped with a purple leather cap. Two matching sleeves are available for the 100ml version. One is cut from a powerful and luminous purple leather named “anemone”. The other, an exquisite limited-edition, is ornamented with marquetry in seven different leathers, its main side symbolising a door opening onto a garden filled with violets.

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6. Sabon Damask Rose Facecare Line

This month, Sabon has launched its new facecare line: the Organic Damask Rose Facecare Line. At the heart of the range is its innovation with Sabon’s signature ingredient, the Dead Sea Minerals, combined with the Damask Rose, an iconic flower of high perfumery that has incredible skincare properties.

The collection includes four main products: the Rose Steam, Rose Water in Oil, Rose Serum in Oil and Rose Soft Cream. 

If you are new to the brand, try the Rose Steam—a unique product that consists of a blend of Dead Sea salts and dried Damask rose petals. It opens the pores and detoxifies the skin while providing an immediate relaxing steam experience. To use it, add one to two spoons of the Rose Steam to a small pot of hot water. Hold your face over the steaming water (drape a towel over your head) and keep your head in position for about 10 minutes. Rinse your face with lukewarm water and pat dry with a tissue. You can do this once a week as a pampering form of self-care.

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7. Cle De Peau The Foundation

Clé de Peau Beauté has also relaunched its prized base makeup, The Foundation—which has earned raved reviews from makeup aficionados everywhere since its launch five years ago.

After three years of research and refinement from its team of scientists, this new reformulation now comes with the fabled Precious Lakesis Complex which helps to enhance skin elasticity through continued use, and its new Blur Perfection Technology which helps to enhance the skin's radiance. Together with other skincare ingredients, The Foundation helps to enhance both the appearance and health of your skin while ensuring a natural finish. The luxurious texture of the foundation feels comfortable on the skin and is suitable for longwear. 

After going through 225 formulations and extensive undertone research, The Foundation in now available in a wide range of 14 shades.

Available at the Clé de Peau Beauté flagship boutique at Mandarin Gallery, at Clé de Peau Beauté counters at BHG Bugis, Isetan Scotts, Takashimaya and Tangs at Tang Plaza.

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8. Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum Limited Edition

This month, Sulwhasoo celebrates its 10th year anniversary in Singapore, by putting the spotlight on its best-selling icon: the First Care Activating Serum.

Inspired by the Korean traditional white porcelain, Baekja, the latest limited-edition iteration sees the bottle transformed into a piece of art that celebrates and expresses the traditional beauty of Baekja. The bottle is housed in a shell that reflects the high-fired, vitrified, and translucent beauty of the white ceramic. 

Since its launch in September 2012 through its counter at Tangs at Tangs Plaza, the luxury South Korean beauty brand has since gained popularity in Singapore and international recognition and remains highly regarded for its innovative products with medicinal ingredients that are focused on balance, quality of ingredients, and potency.

The Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum Limited Edition is available in two sizes, 120ml and 90ml. The 120ml version retails at all Sulwhasoo boutiques and department store counters, while the 90ml version will be available on Lazada and Shopee. To mark this milestone, Sulwhasoo will also be launching exclusive beauty sets during the month-long anniversary celebration from October 3. Each of the sets will include some of the brand’s bestsellers and will come with a limited-edition Sulwhasoo leather jewellery box and 10-piece deluxe sizes of Sulwhasoo bestsellers.

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9. Drunk Elephant Ceramighty AF Eye Balm

Drunk Elephant’s latest eye treatment may just be that SOS product you need for dry and tired eyes. There is one word from this product's name that will immediately call out to beauty junkies everywhere: ceramide.

The Drunk Elephant Ceramighty AF Eye Balm is a highly nourishing eye balm with strengthening ceramides and omega-rich plant oils that delivers long-lasting moisture, restores elasticity, and soothes signs of fatigue to ensure your peepers look fresh. 

Loaded with ceramides, vitamin F, and omega-rich plant oils and butters, the Ceramighty AF Eye Balm also strengthens the skin barrier, while Avena sativa (oat) extract helps to calm skin and relieve the appearance of fatigue around the eye area. To use this balm, gently squeeze one pump under the eyes, along the orbital bone, and on the eyelids. It can be used during the day or night. 

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