Beauty editor Simone Wu’s pick of the month.

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Beauty editor Simone Wu’s pick of the month.

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Pamper Sensitive Skin

Sensi-bel Skin Restoration Treatment, $268 (90min).

Annabelle Skin, #02-42 The Adelphi, tel: 6336-8975.

WHAT This calming facial is said to strengthen and nourish the skin. Using products from German skincare brand Dr.Belter Cosmetic, it comprises a thorough, gentle cleansing with a soa pand oil-free cleanser, a toner and an enzyme peel mask.

Once the peel mask was r emoved, a treatment mask containing organic oils, like argan and olive, was applied. I was then treated to a facial massage with balm to boost microcirculation.

Next, a soothing anti-irritation ampoule was slathered on. Then the therapist applied a peel-off mask that purportedly deeply hydrates the face, eye area and neck, and left it on f or 20min. Once it came off, the moisturiser went on, and was followed by sunscreen since the sun was still up.

VERDICT: “I have eczema, and my skin typically gets red and itchy on and off throughout the day. I liked that none of the products irritated it – not even the peeling mask. The whole session was very comfortable, and I loved the relaxing facial massage. Even better, there was no sign of redness after the facial, and my complexion was noticeably clearer, brighter, firmer and smoother.” – Simone.

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You’d better believe it! Bee venom is said to contain skinrepairing, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It is also said to increase collagen and elastin production, and promote microcirculation. To help eliminate dullness and dryness, apply Wild Ferns Bee Venom Face Mask With Active Manuka Honey, $52.50 (50g). Leave it on for 20min and then rinse off. The nourishing mask purportedly improves your skin’s functions, enabling it to become suppler and softer.

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“IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Color Correcting Cream + Anti-Aging Serum SPF 50+ ($62; five shades) is the perfect timesaver as it is also a moisturiser and sunscreen. It blended well on my combination skin, and concealed enlarged pores, an uneven skin tone and redness. It also left a semimatte, semi-dewy finish that made my skin look naturally perfect.”