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Shield your skin from pollution

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MTM’s Custom-Blended Essential Defender contains Dual Hyaluronic Acids that promote hydration and combat oxidisation, forming a “hydro-shield” to protect skin against pollution. It also has knotgrass extract to prevent premature ageing by minimising loss of collagen, and Alteromonas ferment extract, which helps to facilitate metabolic removal of pollutants and waste. Suitable for sensitive skin.

$81, from the MTM Flagship Store at 3 Killiney Road, Winsland House 1 (tel: 6738-6006); and MTM Concept Stores at Wheelock Place (tel: 6737-1078), and 85 Serangoon Garden Way (tel: 6284-4808).
 
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Royal Pampering

Who wouldn’t want to be pampered like a queen? Luxury beauty brand Ange Gardien makes this possible. Ange Gardien Paris La Royaute Charlotte EDT ($140) opens with crisp botanical notes of bergamot, pear, and green leaves, deepens with floral notes of freesia, peony and jasmine, and lingers with final earthy notes of patchouli, moss and musk. Then there’s the Ange Gardien Paris La Royaute Handcream Essentials Set ($38), a collection of three hand creams infused with the signature scents of Louise, Victoria, and Charlotte from the La Royaute collection. Suitable for all skin types, they contain shea butter so your hands will be hydrated and soft.

From Angegardienparis.com, Tangs Vivocity, and Robinsons Heeren and Raffles City.
 
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RESTORE YOUR HAIR

Many experience hair loss due to a myriad of reasons, which can cause your self-esteem to take a hit. PHS Hairscience’s Miracle Stem Cell Solution treatment promises to help restore thick, youthful hair. How it supposedly works: Inactive and dormant follicle stem cells are awakened by a potent cocktail of nano-sized growth factors, peptides and cytokines. Together with patented Sig Grow cell signalling technology, this helps to restore healthy hair growth cycles. The 45-minute, non-invasive treatment is priced at $297. First-timers enjoy a trial price of $68, valid for the month of June.

PHS Hairscience Capsules are at #B2-40/41 Bedok Mall, and #B1-70/71 Parkway Parade. PHS Hairscience Labs are at #04-12 Wheelock Place, #05-25A/B Ngee Ann City and #04-34/35 Plaza Singapura. Visit www.phshairscience.com or call 6692-0662.

 
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Eat your way to luscious locks

Imagine a full mane of luscious hair that looks healthy and natural. Avenue + Co Medical Aesthetics’ Regenera Activa Hair Care Caps can help you turn this dream into reality. The edible capsule supplement contains saw palmetto, zinc L-aspartate, vitamins, minerals, keratin, and L-cysteine. These active ingredients, selected for their high quality, help to support the growth of natural hair for both women and men.

$99 for a box of 30 capsules, from #02-319/320 Suntec City Mall (tel: 6969-4999). Visit Avecomedical.com for more information.
 
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RADIANCE IN A BOTTLE

Korean luxury beauty brand Sulwhasoo’s biggest launch of the year sees an upgraded, fifth generation version of its iconic First Care Activating Serum. Based on ancient medicinal theories of anti-ageing, its best-selling lightweight formula uses its signature Jaum Activator to help you achieve better skin. The new and improved formula has five key ingredients – peony, rehmannia, lotus, Solomon’s seal and white lily – that offer 10 per cent more antioxidation benefits as compared to the existing formula. The result: skin that looks clear, radiant, elastic and hydrated.

$118 for 60ml, from all Sulwhasoo boutiques and counters, as well as its online channels, Lazada and Sephora.