Head to Churros Factory for your fill of the popular Spanish pastry. This homegrown brand opened its flagship outlet at #B1-01 Orchard Central last year.
Head to Churros Factory for your fill of the popular Spanish pastry. This homegrown brand opened its flagship outlet at #B1-01 Orchard Central last year. The largest of its six branches, this offers the full menu of flavours, some of which are available only as seasonal varieties at the other outlets. We’re tickled by the fun (and delicioussounding) options such as ondeh churros and sea salt caramel on charcoal churros. Visit www.churrosfactorysg.com for more information.
Regular cleansers may not be able to dislodge keratin plugs from your pores. These plugs are made up of hardened sebum and old keratin accumulated over time. For a thorough cleanse, try Orbis Powder Wash + Oil Cut ($25), which has two enzymes, protease and lipase, to break down the keratin plugs. The formula also contains hyaluronic acid, collagen and royal jelly extract to maintain skin moisture and plumpness. Available at Orbis counters and stores.
Inspired by the beauty of nature, the Niessing Topia collection comprises ring, pendant and earrings (prices unavailable). The pieces manage to look floral and graphic at the same time and are beautifully rendered in 18K rose gold. The collection was honoured with a Red Dot Design Award 2014 (Best of the Best category) and received the German Design Award 2015. It retails exclusively at Lee Hwa Diamond Promenade, #B2-58 Ion Orchard.
Give your skin an intense boost of hydration with Atorrege AD+ Skin Treatment ($79 for 100ml), which soothes, smooths and moisturises down to the dermis layer. Simply apply the lotion to your face, neck and eye area after cleansing. It’s best for dry, sensitive or eczemaprone skin, but can also be a moisturiser for oily skin. Available at www.betime.com.sg as well as Watsons, Guardian, BHG Singapore, Metro, Robinsons, John Little, OG and 21st Century Beauty Spa (728 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6).
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Jade is often associated with the colour green, but the stone actually comes in a variety of hues. Burmese jade, for instance, is available in at least seven colours. Lavender jade, coloured exactly as its name suggests, is popular these days. Intrigued? Peach Blossom Gallery specialises in fine modern jadeite jewellery in a wide variety of colours and designs – you’ll be spoilt for choice. Visit www.peachblossomgallery.com for more information.
For some intensive skin rescue, try Doctor Babor Boost Cellular Bi-phase Ampoules ($188 for a box of 14). They combine the quick results of active ampoules with the hydrating effects of oils. Choose from three ampoules – Glow Booster for radiance, Youth Control for anti-ageing benefits, and Stress- Relief to calm redness and irritation. Available at True Aesthetics. Visit www.trueaesthetics.net for branch locations.
Spots don’t stand a chance against Avene Cleanance Expert ($29.90). Meant to be used twice daily after your cleanser, this easily absorbed emulsion not only helps tackle acne but also reduces blackheads, regulates sebum production and helps skin appear smoother. Available at Guardian, Watsons, hospital pharmacies and leading department stores.
Aching muscles? Visit Korea Beauty Centre and try its signature kyungrak, a traditional Korean deep-tissue massage said to address energy imbalances, and promote circulation and detoxification. Kyungrak works on the face too – one of the spa’s most popular treatments is the Lymph Korean Kyung-rak facial ($130 for 80min), which claims to drain skin of excess fluids and toxins, helping you achieve a V-shaped visage. The spa is at #05-05 Cuppage Plaza (tel: 6734-6037).