Weekends are precious time. The two-day respite from the whirlwind work week is something we all routinely count down to, and once it arrives, most of us pack in as much rest and relaxation as humanely possible to reset before the dreaded Monday hits.

For some of us, a good pamper session involves going out to brunch or hitting the gym. For the couch potatoes, Netflix and a good book is the way to go. No matter which camp you’re on, you can easily ramp up the self-love factor during the weekends with some quality skincare, and there is an up-and-coming Korean brand designed exactly for that purpose.

The aptly-named Saturday Skin may have a fluffy brand image, but the formulations behind its cute pastel pink bottles are anything but. The brand is created by the scientists that helm the Chaum group, an extensive community of medical-grade research labs as well as hospitals. The team designed the signature ingredient found in Saturday Skin’s products — the Cha-7es complex, which contains seven different fortifying peptides that keep visible ageing at bay.

Saturday Skin is currently in the spotlight as an Instagram skincare darling, with many notable influencers in the field swearing by its goods right now. Though the brand launched a couple of years back, it recently scored an exclusive deal to be stocked on Sephora shelves, including those here in Singapore, making it far more accessible than ever.

Here are the Saturday Skin products we swear by.

Featherweight Daily Moisturising Cream

The Featherweight Daily Moisturising Cream is the brand’s bestselling product so far, and it is a prize to have in your skincare wardrobe. The lighter-than-air formula melts into the skin upon application, and while it packs a hydrating punch, you barely feel a cloying layer over your skin at all, which is unusual for such a nourishing cream. Aside from the peptide complex, this moisturiser contains avocado protein and other vitamin-rich fruit extracts in the mix to keep your skin plump all day.

S$69. Available at Sephora.

Quench Intense Hydration Mask

The power of hyaluronic acid combines with watermelon and aloe vera extract in this silky sheet mask. Slap it on, tune in to a Netflix programme, and peel it off after to marvel at your new, baby-smooth face.

S$43. Available at Sephora.

Balancing Act Skin-smoothing Lotion

Having temperamental or combination skin is a headache, and rarely are there one-product solutions on the market that actually work. Saturday Skin’s Balancing Lotion, however, does. Magnolia vine extracts are the key restorative in this thin lotion, which hydrates the skin almost instantly, as it soothes any redness, dry patches or oily problem spots.

S$56. Available at Sephora.

Rub-A-Dub Peeling Gel

Weekly exfoliation is crucial if you want to alleviate lacklustre skin. Some exfoliants on the market, like a certain notorious apricot scrub, can be overly harsh and stripping, but you don’t have to worry about that with this gentle peeling gel. Natural cellulose and fruit acids rid the build-up of dead skin that clogs your pores, visibly brightening the complexion after you wash off the peel.

S$28. Available at Sephora.

Daily Dew Hydrating Essence Mist

Facial mists are a godsend if you have dry skin. The Daily Dew isn’t just a refreshing pick-me-up, but it also contains ingredients like concentrated kiwi and grape extracts, which are chock-full of vitamins that help the skin glow.

S$48. Available at Sephora.

Beatrice Bowers
Features Editor
Beatrice Bowers writes about beauty, drinks, and other nice things. When not bound to her keyboard, she moonlights as a Niffler for novels and can be found en route to bankruptcy at your nearest bookstore. Don't tell her boss.