Let’s be clear—there’s absolutely no shortcut to clear skin. Any beauty insider will tell you that you have to be meticulous about cleansing and establish a proper skincare routine that works for you. Sounds daunting? We’re here to help.

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Let’s be clear—there’s absolutely no shortcut to clear skin. Any beauty insider will tell you that you have to be meticulous about cleansing and establish a proper skincare routine that works for you. Sounds daunting? We’re here to help. 

From gentle cleansers and makeup removers that take off every stitch of makeup, to hydrating potions and spot treatments that tackle the most stubborn breakouts, these are the skincare heroes you need—conveniently grouped into skin types so you know exactly just where to look. 

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These crowd-pleasers have earned their place in many a skincare routine thanks to their ability to deliver every single time. 

Best Foundation for Glowing Skin

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation SPF 25 / PA++, $90 

Best Cleanser

Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream, $50 

Best Toner 

Mamonde Rose Water Toner, $25 

Best Long-wear Foundation 

ETUDE HOUSE Double Lasting Foundation, $33.90 

Best Sheet Mask 

Saturday Skin Spotlight Brightening Mask, $43 for 5 sheets 

Best Cleansing Oil 

Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil, $65 

Best Moisturiser

Weleda Skin Food, $25.50 

Normal Skin 

You’re already winning with this low-maintenance skin type. But that’s no reason to slack off when it comes to a solid skincare routine. Keep skin healthy with a robust cleansing routine and regularly replenish moisture with masks. Don’t forget sunscreen, because sun damage is the top reason for premature skin ageing. 

Best Cleanser 

LANEIGE Moist Cream Cleanser, $32 


EVERSOFT Organic Foam Pump Cleanser – Avocado & Yogurt, $12.90 

Best Micellar Water 

NIVEA Rose Micellar Water with Oil, $19.90 

Best Moisturiser

Clinique Moisture Surge™ 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, $75 

Best Do-it-all Serum 

RE:ERTH Multi-Targeted Elixir, $108 


Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Serum, $36 

Best Sunscreen

Eau Thermale Avène Very High Protection Fluid Fragrance-free SPF50+, $49.90 


Lierac Sunissime Face Protective Energizing Fluid SPF50, $58 

Best Dark Spot Treatment 

For Beloved One Flawless Brightening Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Essence, $78 

Best Scrub 

Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Face Polish, $55 

Best Peel 

ASTY Gabaiyoka Horse Oil Charcoal Removing Pack, $24.90 

Best Fluid Foundation 

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation SPF 15, $68 

Best Body Product 

Crème Simon Crème Universelle L’Originale, $68 

Best Dewy Skin Moisture Mask

SkinLab HydrO2 Ultra Hydration Mask, $63

Best Cleansing Device 

FOREO LUNA 2 For Normal Skin, $319 

City Skin  

Whether it’s redness, dry patches or dullness, skin exposed to city pollution —think car exhaust and dusty streets—on the daily is prone to sensitivity.  Boost its healing abilities and strengthen natural defences with these repairing and fortifying products. 

Best Cleanser

The Blessed Soaps® (Tea Tree Kindness) by Nature’s Glory, $15 

Best Micellar Water 

Crème Simon Micellar Water Makeup Remover For Eyes And Face, $49 

Best Cleansing Wipes 

Patchology Clean AF Cleansing Wipe, $8 per pack 

Best Reparative Moisturiser 

Porcelain Pure Botanical Soothing Gel, $69.50 

Best Antioxidant Serum 

Mamonde First Energy Serum, $42 

Best Sunscreen 

HERA Sun Mate Excellence in Rosy Glow, $58 

Best Detox Mask 

Arosha Purifying & Regenerating Mask, $40 

Best Chemical Exfoliator 

Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment, $148 

Best Facial Mist

Pixi Beauty Rose Glow Mist, $22 


CNP Laboratory Quick Fresh Vita Ampule Mist, $23.80 

Best Beautifying Device 


Best Detoxing Facial 

Estetica BioPure Facial, $250 

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Dry Skin

The tell-tale signs of dryness are rough, flaking and tight skin. Tackle flaky skin with a gentle exfoliator, then keep skin supple and smooth with a moisture-replenishing facial and these winning products. 

Best Oil Cleanser 

FANCL MCO Mild Cleansing Oil, $30 

Best Micellar Water 

BIODERMA Hydrabio H2O Micellar Solution, $41.90 

Best Hydrating Moisturiser

Alpha-H Essential Hydration Cream, $58 


Esthe Twin STCell Moist Gel R, $93 

Best Moisture-replenishing Serum 

HERA Aquabolic Hydro-Pearl Serum, $80 

Best Sunscreen

Alpha-H Protection Plus Daily SPF 50+, $69 

Best Facial Mist

BIODERMA Hydrabio Eau de Soin SPF 30, $19.90 

Best Chemical Exfoliator 

Aprilskin Real Calendula Peeling Pad, $29.90 

Best “Thirsty No More” Moisture Mask

Lululun Precious Daily Facial Mask Age-Defying Moisture Red, $29.90 

Best Fluid Foundation 

Excel Milky Fit Fluid Foundation, $33.90 

Best Body Product 

Bare For Bare Rosemary Body Lotion, $19.90 


Kopari Coconut Melt, $31 

Best Supplement for Healthy Skin

Renovatio An Apple a Day, $42 


FANCL Tense Up, $58 

Best Moisture-replenishing Facial 

Bellezza Aesthetics Aqua Dew Booster, $380 

Sensitive Skin

Easily agitated and often itchy and red, this skin type best responds to a minimalist approach. Boost skin barrier health with antioxidant-rich potions, soothe inflammation with gentle treatments and conceal any flare-ups with moisturising beauty balms. 

Best Gentle Cleanser 

Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser with Aloe Vera, $49 

Best Moisturiser 

Renovatio APSKIN Face Cream, $49 

Best De-stressing Serum 

Alcheme Personalised Serum, $60 

Best Sunscreen 

Cremorlab Ideal Base Shield, $46 

Most Soothing Mask

LANEIGE Fresh Calming Quick Morning Mask, $38


Quality 1st All In One Sheet Mask, $9.90 

Gentlest Peel

Unpa Bubi Bubi Face, Face Bubble Peeling Gel, $33.90


Aprilskin Real Calendula Peel Off Pack, $23 

Best Anti-inflammatory Treatment

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil, $78 

Best BB Cream 

Medica SRS Skin Perfect Balm, $76 

Best Body Product 

KORA Organics Noni Glow Body Oil, $85 

Best Cleansing Device 

FOREO LUNA 2 for Sensitive Skin, $319 

Best Beautifying Device 

Oasis:skin Rose Quartz Facial Roller, $40 

Best Barrier-boosting Facial 

EPION Clinic Pro Radiance Facial, $300 

Oily Skin

Easy does it when it comes to skin that has a lot of shine. A gentle approach will yield far better results than an aggressive routine. Opt for cleansers that don’t strip natural oils, moisturisers that control shine while keeping skin hydrated, and masks that keep pores clear. 

Best Cleanser

Neutrogena Deep Clean Energizing Foaming Cleanser, $11.50 

Best Micellar Water 

BIODERMA Sebium H2O Micellar Solution, $41.90 

Best Moisturiser 

BIODERMA Sébium Mat Control, $36.90 

Best Blemish Prevention Treatment

Allies of Skin Promise Keeper Blemish Facial, $159 

Best Sunscreen

Eau Thermale Avène Very High Protection Cleanance SPF 50+, $49.90 

Most Pore-refining Mask

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque, $47

Best Melt-away Blackhead Treatment 

ASTY Gabaiyoka Horse Oil  Charcoal Removing Pack, $24.90 

Best Stay-all-day Concealer 

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer, $56 

Most Mattifying Compact Foundation 

HERA Black Cushion SPF35/ PA++, $75 

Best Cleansing Device 

FOREO LUNA 2 for Oily Skin, $319 

Best Skin-brightening Supplement

LANEIGE Youth Collagen Drink, $150 

Best Deep Cleansing Facial Treatment 

EPION Clinic Power Hour, $227 

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Acne-prone Skin 

The number-one rule is to resist the urge to pick. Instead, tackle blemishes with potent spot treatments and rebalance skin with purifying toners. Add mild exfoliators to help prevent further breakouts. 

Best Cleanser 

Rosette Acne Clear Face Cleanser, $9.90 

Best Micellar Water 

Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Toner, $71 

Best Moisturiser 

EVERSOFT Skinz Clear Care Calming Lotion, $27.90 

Best Keep-skin-clear Serum

Medicube Red Serum, $52 

Best Sunscreen

NOVU Active Lifting Sunscreen Mist, $24.90 

Best Purifying Mask 

BelleWave ClearWave Ultra- Fresh Purifying Masque, $98 

Best Exfoliator (Chemical or Physical) 

Suisai Beauty Clear Powder, $27 


Nakeup Face 10% AHA Scaling Cream, $33.90 

Best Emergency Spot Treatment 

Aromatica Tea Tree 53 Blemish Spot, $27 


ProSkin Acne Clear, $40

Best Non-pore-clogging Foundation

Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free, $92 

Best “Bye bye Imperfections” Concealer 

Excel Silent Cover Concealer, $26.90 

Best “Watch Your Back” Body Acne Treatment

Medicube Red Body Bar, $24 

Best Facial 

EstheClinic Intensive Acne Treatment, $380 for face/ $450 for face and neck 


SkinLab Customised Medical Peel with Skin Analysis, $268