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It’s little wonder that the Ellure Tomato Resonance Graphene Bubble Mask exploded in popularity as soon as it was launched. For one thing, it dissolves and removes dead skin cells without the need for scrubbing, which can make sensitive skin prone to damage and redness. Plus, it hydrates skin during the exfoliation process, keeping it soft and supple round the clock. Formulated with tomato essence (tomatoes are packed with antioxidants, which fight cellular damage and eliminate excess oils) and made with graphene (a material that is breathable and enhances absorption), this sheet mask is just what you need to breathe new life into tired skin.

One box (five masks) retails for $28, and a bundle of three boxes retails for $75. For more information, check out @ellure_group on Instagram and
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Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair needs no introduction – the award-winning serum is famed for its ability to effectively fight signs of ageing and keep skin more smooth, radiant and even-toned. And here’s the thing: It just got released with a new and improved formula (in the form of Chronolux Power Signal Technology) and is now known as Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex. The benefits? It not only provides hydration for 72 hours and antioxidant protection for eight hours, but also reduces the appearance of fine lines effectively.

Available in 7ml ($25), 20ml ($83), 30ml ($130), 50ml ($175) and 75ml ($224) at all Estee Lauder counters 
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The secret to minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles lies in making sure your skin is healthy and well-hydrated. And you can achieve that with Bioeffect EGF Serum. Containing just seven ingredients, and free of oil, fragrance, alcohol and preservatives, the lightweight product is formulated with pure subterranean water and a barley-based protein engineered in Iceland. The best part? It also helps to increase skin density and boost radiance, so it’s more than capable of reviving a dull complexion. All it takes is two to four drops on the face and neck every night. Suitable for all skin types.

Available in 15ml for $227 at Novela outlets (Singpost Centre, Northpoint City, IMM and Yue Hwa Building). For more information, visit
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For a non-invasive way to score a sharper chin and slimmer jawline, try the MT Metatron MT Essential Serum. This essence contains DMAE (a compound naturally produced in the body, but also found in fatty fish) to tone facial muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and saggy skin. It is also formulated with carnosine, which protects against tissue damage and increases collagen production, and alpha lipoic acid, which eliminates free radicals. FYI: MT Metatron is popular in Japan and its products were formulated to help damaged skin recover after medical treatments, so they were formerly only available at doctors’ clinics.

Available in 30ml ($185.10) and 50ml ($270) at the MT Metatron counter at Isetan Scotts and at