Singapore is a 24-hour city – work hard, play hard – so women need skincare that can keep up with their busy lifestyles. KANEBO’s day-and-night duo is made to work with the way you live, so your skin stays beautiful whatever the day brings.
From dawn till dusk
During the day, it’s not at all unusual for you to shuﬄe between the air-conditioned oﬃce and the humid, sunshiny outdoors, running around from meeting to meeting. Nor is it uncommon for you to squeeze in a morning workout session, put in some gym time during lunch or go for a post-work yoga class before grabbing dinner.
Life changes from one moment to the next, and so does the conditions for your skin – dry or humid; hot or cold; indoor versus outdoor air. Japanese brand KANEBO is well aware of this and has come up with the concept of Chrono Beauty to help you out, putting forth products that work with the way your skin changes through the day, month, year and even your lifetime.
Start the day right with a moisturiser designed to help the skin cope with everything life throws at it: KANEBO Fresh Day Cream ($98). With a “wake-me-up” scent that includes the refreshing note of eucalyptus, it has a light texture that’s absorbed instantly sans greasiness. A blend of botanical extracts brightens skin and forms a moisturising film over it that keeps it hydrated all day, while a sun protection factor of 15 oﬀers protection against UVA and UVB rays. It’s the perfect base for makeup too.
When night falls
The skin has no doubt lost moisture during the day, no thanks to all the environmental assaults, and this moisture loss continues into the night. Skin cells, though, do their most eﬀective repair work at night and the skin’s metabolic rate speeds up during deep sleep, which make pre-bedtime the best time to use KANEBO Night Lipid Wear ($130). This night moisturiser gives skin a moisture boost thanks to a host of deeply hydrating botanical ingredients, and soothes your buzzing mind with its pleasant floral sandalwood scent.
Apply to cleansed skin before you go to bed – start by breathing in the fragrance, then massage the rich cream into skin using long, relaxed strokes. Wake up to a fresh, plump complexion with what KANEBO calls “inner allure”, then apply Fresh Day Cream to start the whole cycle all over again.
Hear what three working mothers have to say about these two products in the June issue.