The past week hasn’t exactly brought smiles all around, what with the pandemic taking a turn for the worse here, but if you needed a distraction, this fresh crop of skincare products should do the trick.
Keeping our skin looking dewy and hydrated here despite the humidity and perpetual heat can be challenging. Add on the stress of the pandemic and you’ve gotten yourself the perfect storm for dull, dehydrated and inflamed skin.
Thankfully, these skincare products have all these issues in mind. From La Mer’s lightweight version of the iconic Creme de la Mer and La Prairie’s ultra-luxurious, gold-infused collection to Kiehl’s anniversary specials, here are some of our favourite skincare products this May.
Formulated to be more lightweight than the iconic Creme dé la Mer, the Soft Cream promises to deliver the same benefits of the famous Miracle Broth without being cloying and uncomfortable on the skin. Those with dry or combination skin will benefit the most from the kelp-infused, antioxidant-rich Moisturising Spheres in the cream, which over time renews the skin’s barrier for a naturally vibrant radiance.
Available at all La Mer counters and La Mer Home Concierge.
Those suffering from tired, lifeless eyes after hours in front of the laptop will find solace in this one. The latest to join the potent Dior Capture Totale skincare range is this eye serum, which delivers the benefits of natural origin ingredients (92 percent, to be precise) to transform the eye area. Longoza extract, for example, stimulates the cells to regenerate, while active Rye extract and Acetylated Hyaluronic Acid help firm and plump the delicate area. All this is delivered via a dual-patented 3D Cryo-Flex applicator, which incorporates micro-waves and cry-thermal power to boost its efficacy even further.
Available at all Dior Beauty boutiques and counters.
Now in its eighth generation, this sunscreen blocks out skin-damaging UVA/UVB rays. This time, however, it has a little help from Organic Mango Leaf Extract, which adds antioxidant benefits while preventing future damage. It even goes the extra mile by protecting the skin against pollution, which is notorious for compromising the skin’s barrier function by breaking down collagen, ageing it exponentially in the process.
Available for purchase at all Clarins boutiques, counters, and online here.
Inspired by the enthralling majesty of the Swiss Alps during the golden hour, La Prairie sought to bring the same inimitable beauty for the skin with the Pure Gold Collection. The range of three richly luxurious formulas — a concentrate, face cream and eye cream — all use the Pure Gold Diffusion System to lend not only immediate radiance, but also slowly infuse the skin with revitalising ingredients, even long after application. Devitalised skin is instantly imbued with a youthful resplendence.
Available at all La Prairie counters at Tangs at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya, Metro Paragon and One Assembly.