Check out what’s new in stores this month.
IN THE MOOD FOR MATCHA
UK organic tea label, Pukka Herbs, offers four new matcha flavours to boost your well-being. Made with organic green tea leaves from Jeju Island and ethically sourced ingredients, the Clean Matcha Green is blended with anti-inflammatory turmeric and licorice, as well as lemon to brighten up your day. Mint Matcha Green comes with mint leaves to refresh, while Ginseng Matcha Green is made with organic ginger, lemongrass and licorice to warm and soothe. Lean Matcha Green has oolong tea, cinnamon, ginger and fennel to uplift your senses. At $7.90 for a box of 20 sachets.
A TOAST TO THE NATION’S BIRTHDAY
In celebration of Singapore’s 55th birthday, Tiger Beer launches a limited edition brew, the Tiger Orchid Brew. Inspired by Singapore’s national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim, and the discovery that a tiger orchid at the Singapore Botanic Gardens might be the world’s oldest orchid, the Tiger Orchid Brew is infused with orchids and is said to boast light floral notes and a touch of citrus. At $11.70 for a 4-can pack, while stocks last.
CHARGRILLED CHICKEN IN 3 MINS
Enjoy chargrilled chicken fillets in minutes with the Kitchen Joy Healthilicious Range of preservative-free frozen meat. KJ Charcoal Grilled Inner Fillet offers tender, lightly salted meat chucks that come with a smoky aroma. If you like spicy food, go for the KJ Piri Piri Charcoal Grilled Inner Fillet that comes with equally tender meat and leaves a fiery taste in your mouth. At $7.95 each, on Redmart.
PROTECT YOUR SKIN AND NATURE
Shield your skin from the sun’s UV rays with the Caudalie Anti-Wrinkle Face Suncare SPF 50, $35 (50 ml). This broad-spectrum sunscreen has four types of UV filters that do not contaminate marine life. On top of that, the packaging is made from sugar cane, and is completely recyclable. If you tend to skip skincare steps, apply sunscreen and leave the house, you’ll be happy to know that this sunscreen is formulated to help delay premature wrinkle formation with an antioxidant complex derived from grape polyphenols, spruce extract and vitamin E. This lightweight, water-resistant and non-sticky formula is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin. Available at Sephora e-store on August 4, and all Sephora stores on August 20, 2020.
SUPPORT FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
Dedicated to skin that gets irritated easily, Freeplus is a skincare brand launched by Japanese beauty house Kanebo Cosmetics. The sensitive skincare brand uses an oriental herbal complex of botanical extracts in its products to soothe, moisturise and fortify skin. Most of the gentle and effective skincare products are also made with a hypoallergenic formula that doesn’t irritate your skin or eyes. From $23 for the Medicated Lip Treatment to $48 for the Moist Care Emulsion 1&2. Available on Lazada, Shopee, Don Don Donki and Welcia-BHG.
SLIP ON FLAWLESS-LOOKING SKIN
The much-coveted YSL Beaute Le Cushion Encre De Peau, $102, gets a facelift as the improved formula comes with a Neo Skin Powder that absorbs excess sebum and a jasmine petal extract to help brighten your complexion. One press of the product in the cushion gives you great coverage; the buildable coverage is able to hide dark circles and zits, and it leaves a matte finish without drying the skin. In eight shades.
REMOVE BACTERIA, PURIFY INDOOR AIR & TRAP MOSQUITOES
Keep your home mosquito-free, remove bacteria and viruses, and purify indoor air with Sharp’s Air Purifier with Mosquito Catcher (FP-JM40E-B). This comes with a HEPA filter and a deodorisation filter to remove air pollutants, pollen, dust mites, dust mite feces and odour from the air, helping to reduce allergens. It also works to attract mosquitoes with UV light and trap them with a strong glue sheet. At $699.
CLEAN WITH SALT & WATER
Fill the Ruhens Water Electrolyser (WCE-200), $280, with just water and refined salt, and it is able to create two types of sterilised solutions through the electrolysis process: one for sanitising hands, and another to clean virtually everything else. Each batch takes 1-3 mins to make, and each batch lasts for 24 hours. The electrolysed solution can remove 99 percent of germs and bacteria, and can also get rid of odour from your refrigerator and shoe cabinets. FDA-approved, this sterilising fluid is also safe for disinfecting children’s toys, and has also been found to eliminate pesticides on fruits and vegetables, too.
MORE THAN A TONER
As the skin becomes drier with age, every bit of hydration counts. So if your toner is a regular one that barely hydrates, switch to one that does much more like Lagom’s Cellus Revive Essence Toner, $49 (200 ml). Like in all Lagom products, this essence toner contains Aqualicia, a skincare complex that has skin-firming ingredients, and three types of hyaluronic acid to maintain optimum moisture level in the skin. To enhance your beauty ritual, this toner comes in a non-sticky, silky texture that spreads easily and smoothly over your skin. Available on Asianbeautyx.com.
LIKE PROTECTIVE GLOVES
As we wash and sanitise our hands, the skin on our hands will get drier. When left unattended, dry hands will become itchy, and even sensitised. So keep a hand cream in the bag to moisturise your hands whenever needed. Suitable for sensitive skin, and kids from three years of age, the Bioderma Atoderm Main & Ongles (Ultra-nourishing and Repairing Hand & Nail Cream), $9.90 (50 ml), comes with shea butter to restore the skin’s barrier function for soft, smooth and supple skin. It also has a protective hydrogel that keeps the skin moisturised even with repeated washing.
FOR SOFT, MANAGEABLE HAIR
If you frequent the salon for chemical hair treatments, or if you’re always out in the sun, protect your hair with leave-in treatments. Moist Diane offers three leave-in treatments with organic argan oil for different hair types: the Perfect Mist is a multi-purpose mist that can tame frizz, strengthen and provide heat protection for your hair. Those with dry, frizzy hair would find the cream-to-water Perfect Moist Essence perfect as it smoothes hair without weighing it down. Coarser hair types can go for the Perfect Oil that comes with super-hydrating cactus oil and mango oil to help repair any damaged hair and reduce breakage. At $19.90 each.