Want healthy, radiant skin in 2020? Make these tried-and-tested award winners your beauty go tos.
BEST ORAL SUPPLEMENTS – BRIGHTENING
Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240
If you cherish clear, radiant skin, you know using a good sunblock is a must. While most creams only work topically, Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240 works from the inside out to optimise your skin’s health and restore its radiance from within.
Containing the extract of polypodium leucotomos (a fern native to the tropical regions of the Americas), the Fernblock® formula is 100 percent herbal. It protects your skin from premature ageing caused by environmental aggressors. It helps to inhibit hyperpigmentation by repairing DNA damage while stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, for ﬁrmer and plumper skin.
Fortiﬁed with Heliocare’s proprietary White Tech Complex, a combination of pomegranate extract, L-Cystine, vitamin B3 and vitamin C, this unique blend of ingredients purportedly blocks tyrosinase – the enzyme that is responsible for melanin production – so that the formation of pigmentation is inhibited. White Tech Complex also helps to increase the amount of antioxidant glutathione in your blood, which directly reduces the production of dark melanin while evening out your skin tone at the same time.
Targeting uneven skin tone, dark spots and premature skin ageing, let Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240 transform your glow and restore radiance for more youthful-looking skin. At $138 (60 capsules).
SAVING YOUR SKIN
With Heliocare 360° Water Gel SPF 50+ as your companion, you can step outdoors with conﬁdence, knowing you’ve got full-spectrum sun protection. Powered by Fernblock® technology, this ultra-light formula absorbs up to 200 per cent more blue light and prevents photo-ageing while boosting your skin’s immunological defence. At $57 (50 ml).
Step up your skin’s defences from the inside out with Heliocare Ultra Oral, which protects the entire skin’s surface and increases its resistance to sunburn by 300 percent. Bolstered with lycopene, lutein, and vitamins C and E, this oral supplement will fortify UV protection and is the perfect complement for your sunscreen. At $60 (30 capsules).
*Heliocare products are available at hospitals and major pharmacies island-wide, including Guardian, Metro, Robinsons, Unity and Watsons. Heliocare Oral Ultra is exclusively available at selected aesthetic and dermatologist clinics.
BEST FACE MASK – HYDRATING
IDS Skincare DermaShield Mask
We know that we need to protect the skin from premature skin ageing caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays, but did you know that you also need to shield your skin from blue light?
Known as High-Energy Visible (HEV) light, blue light is virtually everywhere. Sunlight is the primary source of blue light – it’s what gives the sky the colour blue. On top of that, blue light is also emitted from ﬂuorescent and LED lighting, as well as from digital screens of television sets, computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets. Constant exposure to blue light not only disrupt natural sleep patterns and cause eye strain (which are bad enough) but also induce photo-ageing – the cause of spider veins, dullness, wrinkles and dark spots.
Protect your skin from premature ageing caused by the damaging effects of HEV exposure with the IDS Skincare DermaShield Mask. It’s packed with blue-light-ﬁltering ingredients: Marigold extracts contain anti-inﬂammatory properties and have lutein to help ﬁlter blue light by as much as 90 percent. Pyrus malus (apple) extracts and edelweiss EP are high in antioxidants and sweep up free radicals readily to help you maintain smooth and supple skin.
Also, hyaluronic acid delivers vital moisture while hydrolysed royal jelly protein and arbutin reduce melanin production, leaving your skin looking brighter and fairer. At $105 (a box of 10).
BEAT THE BLUES
Stave off the harmful effects of UV rays, infrared rays and blue light with IDS Skincare DermaShield Serum, an invisible “screen protector” which contains buddleja ofﬁcinalis ﬂower and marigold extracts – a “natural” blue-light ﬁlter – as well as vitamins B3 and B6 to safeguard the youthfulness of your complexion. At $99 (30 ml).
* IDS Skincare products are available at IDS Clinic and IDS Aesthetics at Novena Specialist Center, #05-09 to 10, and online at jyx.shop.
For more information, call 6463 5525. www.jyx.shop
BEST SERUM – FIRMING (SAVE)
RE:ERTH Multi-Targeted Elixir
As you age, healthy skin functions take a hit, and slow down. When that happens, the skin is less protected against environmental stressors such as pollution and UV rays, and it leaves you high and dry with sagging skin, lines, dryness and uneven skin tone. Your complexion looks dull and patchy, and doesn’t feel as ﬁrm anymore.
Now, you may not be able to turn back the clock, but you can help to make your complexion look fresher and more youthful looking. You need skincare that can transform your skin and one such product is the RE:ERTH Multi-Targeted Elixir. The secret lies in its star ingredient – the patented Japanese White Turmeric root and leaves extract – which has been proven to inhibit the breakdown of hyaluronic acid within the skin while stimulating cellular activity and boosting collagen production, reducing pore size and making skin soft and supple, like mochi.
The lightweight and powerful serum also contains patented Japanese Spring Turmeric leaf extracts to brighten skin, reduce the look of pigmentation and even out your skin tone for improved radiance. At $108 (30 ml).
ALL IS CALM, ALL IS BRIGHT
Refresh your skin with the RE:ERTH Calming Toner. This hydrating formula has Japanese White and Spring Turmeric extracts, as well as trisodium ascorbyl 6-palmitate 2-phosphate (APPS) – a highly stabilised form of vitamin C – which instantly calms and brightens your skin. At $70 (100 ml).
* RE:ERTH skincare is available online at www.REERTH.com.
BEST LASH SERUM
RevitaLash® Advanced Eyelash Conditioner
Your eyes speak volumes at ﬁrst impression, and healthy eyelashes can make a big difference. Stress and ageing may cause your natural lashes to become dry and brittle. To counter this, you can work on strengthening your lashes with an eyelash conditioner like the RevitaLash® Advanced Eyelash Conditioner.
Developed by ophthalmologist Dr Michael Brinkenhoff, this breakthrough formula harnesses the power of BioPeptin Complex, a combination of panthenol-rich green tea extract, powerful peptides and antioxidants. It saturates your lashes with vital moisture for improved strength and ﬂexibility while conditioning each strand to prevent frequent breakage.
This eyelash conditioner also contains revitalising ginseng and Swertia japonica plant extracts, which are rich in antioxidants and vitamin B. The fatty acids and plant sterols in saw palmetto help to restore shine while the amino acids, peptides and B vitamins in wheat protein fortify and smoothen.
All you need is one swipe of formula daily to reap its rewards, and results can be seen in as early as eight weeks. Its hypoallergenic properties also mean you can safely use it with contact lenses or even with eyelash extensions. At $237 (3.5 ml).
STRENGTHEN AND HYDRATE
Between makeup and grooming, brows go through a lot of stress. Strengthen and condition brows with the RevitaBrow® Advanced Eyebrow Conditioner, an award-winning serum that protects brows against breakage and ageing. At $174 (3 ml).
Hydrating the eye area means the perfect balance of moisture without greasiness. That’s where the AquaBlur Hydrating Eye Gel & Primer comes in. Lightweight and quick absorbing, this primer leaves skin hydrated and fresh. At $115 (15 ml).
*RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner is available at dermatologist clinics and medical aesthetics clinics, and sephora.sg.
Visit www.revitalash.com.sg for more information.
BEST SERUM – LINE REDUCING
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum
Free radicals are not our friend. No thanks to ultraviolet rays and environmental pollution, free radicals cause oxidative stress to our skin, which leads to accelerated ageing and results in spots, wrinkles, dryness and a lack of ﬁrmness.
The antidote to countering the effects of free radicals is pure vitamin C, which helps to neutralise the damage with its skin-protecting properties. That is why using a good vitamin C-based skincare product like SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum is essential to stave off ﬁne lines, sagging and skin discolouration.
Containing pure vitamin C, alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) and ferulic acid, this formula’s synergistic combination of antioxidants preserves the integrity of your skin’s supportive protein matrix and ﬁrms up your facial contours at the same time. Formulated at precise pH and concentration levels to ensure optimal absorption, this powerful serum continues to be effective for up to 72 hours, so you know your skin is getting the advanced protection it needs.
With this ultimate skin-saver, you can count on pro-active protection against those harmful free radicals and preserve a ﬁrmer and brighter complexion. At $248 (30 ml).
EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU
Receive a complimentary H.A. Intensiﬁer (15 ml) when you purchase the SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum (30 ml) from The Clifford Aesthetics Clinic. Offer valid until Jan 25, 2020. Other T&Cs apply.
LAYER ON FOR FIRMER SKIN
Plump up your skin and regain a smooth complexion with SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensiﬁer Corrective Lifting Serum. Containing the natural humectant hyaluronic acid, this hydrating formula also has proxylane to stimulate the synthesis of hyaluronic acid while liquorice root and purple rice extracts prevent its breakdown. At $159 (30 ml).
A good hyaluronic acid product needs to contain the purest form of hyaluronic acid for maximum absorption into the skin. The hyaluronic acid needs to be smooth to touch and yet not too thick that it will cause congestion into the skin.
– Dr Gerard Ee, The Clifford Aesthetics Clinic
*SkinCeuticals products are available at selected clinics, medi-spas, TANGS at Tang Plaza and Lazada Ofﬁcial Store. www.skinceuticals.sg