What makes a relaxing staycation even better? Luxurious toiletries. By CARINA KOH
Photography Zaphs Zhang art direction Sherli Chong
WHERE: CAPELLA SINGAPORE
We love Aesop for its fab-smelling products that come in the coolest apothecary-style packaging. Every room at Capella Singapore is stocked with bottles of Aesop Classic Shampoo and Conditioner, Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser, Rind Concentrate Body Balm and Body Cleansing Slab.
Our fave: Aesop Rind Concentrate Body Balm, a non-greasy body moisturiser that leaves a cooling sensation on skin.
WHERE: THE RITZ-CARLTON, MILLENIA SINGAPORE
You know that citrusy-spicy scent that wafts through most resort spas? Well, British brand Asprey London has bottled that relaxing scent in its Purple Water range of body products, which The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore stocks in its swanky bathrooms.
Our fave: Asprey London Purple Water Body Lotion. It has a watery texture and its rich yet non-cloying scent lingers on the skin for almost two hours.
WHERE: FAIRMONT SINGAPORE The splurge-worthy perfumes and body products from cult fragrance brand Le Labo are always on the Her World team’s beauty wish lists, so we were thrilled when we heard that we can find its powdery-musky Rose 31 range of body-care products in Fairmont Singapore’s bathrooms.
Our fave: Le Labo Rose 31 Shower Gel, which left our skin feeling supple.
Peter Thomas Roth
WHERE: HILTON SINGAPORE
Finally. Hotel toiletries that keep our skin and tresses hydrated in the drying air-conditioned rooms. And Hilton Singapore goes for the top-notch products, namely Peter Thomas Roth’s Mega-rich collection of bath and body products infused with moisturising ingredients and great-for-skin vitamins C and E.
Our fave: Peter Thomas Roth Massaging Bar for Bath, a must-try after a long day of shopping. The little nubs on this body bar soap are perfect for kneading sore muscles.
WHERE: GRAND HYATT SINGAPORE
Nothing’s worse than hotel toiletries that are harsh on sensitive skin – which is why Grand Hyatt Singapore pampers its guests with products from the June Jacobs Spa Collection. These are free of parabens, preservatives, synthetic dyes and sulphates, and boast an antioxidant complex to tackle signs of ageing.
Our fave: June Jacobs Spa Collection Green Tea and Cucumber Facial Bar, which left our skin feeling hydrated. If you can spare the time, indulge in a June Jacobs treatment at Damai Spa, which is located within the hotel – trust us, it’s one of the best pampering spots in town.