Beauty editor Simone Wu’s picks for this month.
“I’m always looking out for products that help me save time. I discovered The Face Inc UV Defense SPF50 Tinted ($38), which spreads so nicely, it doesn’t feel like I have sunscreen on. The tint also gives me light coverage, concealing redness.”
“If I don’t get enough rest, the eczema spots on my chin get drier and peel. That’s when I use Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules ($192 for 60 capsules). Said to boost the skin’s night-time repair process, these ampoules, applied before serum, soothe my skin and keep it supple and smooth.”
Cleanse and Lift
Green Tea and Ginger Facial, $247.17 (60min)
The Sloane Clinic, #01-66 Chip Bee Gardens, tel: 6471-1108; #03-14A Ion Orchard, tel: 6509-8108; #03-01 Chevron House, tel: 6533-2522, www.sloaneclinic.com
Designed for dehydrated, easily irritated skin, this organic facial helps to clear out clogged pores and revive radiance. The facial uses Epicuren skincare products and begins with a soothing foam cleanse and scrub, followed by a Green Tea and Ginger Sea Enzyme Mask to help purify skin. The mask dries after 10 minutes, and the therapist massages aloe vera gel over it to moisten it before wiping it off with a warm towel.
A moisturising protein mist is then spritzed over before the skin-brightening Enzyme Concentrate is applied. For the following 10 minutes, your face is snugly covered with a warm Silver Ion Mask. The ions are said to magnify the effectiveness of skincare products applied. After the mask is removed, two moisturisers and sunscreen are applied to complete the facial.
VERDICT: “The products were very gentle and didn’t irritate my skin, which looked clear and radiant after the facial. There was no hint of redness or dryness, and my face looked lifted.” – Simone
If the skin on your body always feels dry even when you use a rich, creamy lotion, treat it to the Nutraplus Lipolotion range. The body moisturisers are infused with urea, a natural humectant in skin, and the water-in-oil emulsions penetrate quickly to leave skin soothed, soft and well hydrated. Lipolotion U10, with 10 per cent urea, is the ideal moisturiser for very dry, scaly and itchy skin, while Lipolotion U4, with 4 per cent urea, is great for both adults with dry, sensitive skin, and kids from three years old. From $14 each, available at hospital retail pharmacies, NHG polyclinics and selected clinics.