Nothing beats the beauty of flawless skin. Whether you’re all about a 12-step ritual or believe in just one hero product, here’s how to ensure every step is power-packed with skin-loving goodness.
DRINK IT UP
Referred to as “miracle water”, essences have remained a cornerstone of Asian skincare routines for decades—and it’s an essential step that Western brands have also incorporated in more recent years. These lightweight watery formulas are highly dosed with active ingredients that hydrate, repair and revitalise on a cellular level, prepping skin for optimal absorption of the skincare products that follow. Make the most of each drop by skipping cotton pads and using your fingertips instead to tap on favourites like Dior’s Hydra Life Deep Hydration Sorbet Water Essence, Laneige’s Water Bank Essence or SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence.
Protect the thin, fragile skin around your eye area and keep crows’ feet and eye bags at bay with some super-performing eye masks. These comma-shaped patches offer a targeted treat for the periorbital area, delivering a concentration of ingredients like plumping hyaluronic acid. Go for Patchology’s Flashpatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels or For Beloved One’s Crystal Radiant Bio-Cellulose Eye Mask, which promises to boost collagen, tighten contours and accelerate skin renewal.
Forget streaking on highlighter—boost luminosity with a hydrating cheek mask. Used after your essence or lotion, Chanel’s Brightening Cheek Masks are saturated with glycine—a main component of the skin’s natural moisturising factor— for optimal plumping hydration. They also boast pink berry oil which stimulates micro-circulation for that coveted rosy glow as well as the exclusive Two-Year Akoya Pearl Extract, which imparts light-reflecting translucency to the skin.
Everyone knows skincare first, makeup second. But another way to keep your skin nourished throughout the day is to invest in skincare-infused makeup products—like Giorgio Armani’s Crema Nuda. Available in four shades, this multi-action glow reviving tinted cream is fortified with Reviscentalis, a youth-boosting elixir that boosts skin hydration with just the right amount of mannose and hyaluronic acid. This keeps complexions plump and glowing, while “skin affinity” pigments even out and illuminate complexions.
Model: Alexa Jones, Elmor Olsen Model Management
Makeup artist: Mia Yang, Atelier Management
Photographed by Yu Tsai