SMELLS LIKE CLEAN SPIRIT
Drying clothes indoors is common in Singapore, what with the unpredictable weather. But indoor-drying can leave a musty smell on your clothes, thanks to leftover invisible stains. An easy solution to this is Dynamo Indoor Dry! Its advanced 3D technology thoroughly removes all those leftover invisible stains on your clothes and you’re left with clothes that smell brand new. At $13.35, from all supermarkets.
GUILTY, BUT NOT GUILTY
Love cookies but worried about the extra calories? Here’s an option sans artificial ingredients and preservatives, but still as yummy! COCO&FRANK, Singapore’s premium confectionary brand’s oatmeal cookies, aka Oatkies, are made from 100 per cent Oats – read: No flour, zero guilt. Available in seven signature flavours, from $10 to $12 (120 g), from cocoandfrank.com.sg
DRINK TO FRESHNESS
The heat and humidity here can drain your body of essential minerals. Which is why you need something that’s more than just a thirst quencher. UFC Refresh 100% Natural Coconut Water is packed with essential electrolytes the body needs, and is a tasty alternative to water. It is also free from fat, gluten and cholesterol. Add to that, it can be used in soups, smoothies and others as a flavour enhancer, while boosting their nutritional value. Available at leading supermarkets, convenience stores and pharmacies.
Healthy living starts from eating right. OriGrains are made with health-conscious professionals in mind. Packed in Thailand, each OriGrains product goes through stringent quality checks and cutting-edge Nitrogen Flushing to preserve its freshness, before going on the shelf. Available in two ranges, the Organic and Healthy range, from $4 to $7.20, from leading supermarkets and hypermarts.
Chinese New Year is round the corner and no reunion dinner is complete without the auspicious abalone. Singapore’s bestselling New Moon Abalone are of the South African variety – and double-boiled and infused with scallop for a gourmet flavour. Aside from being a symbol of good fortune, abalone is known for its high protein and low fat content and has zero trans-fats. At a 60th-Anniversary price of $60 (UP $120.40), from leading supermarkets, departmental stores, petrol marts, convenience stores and pharmacies.
AGE WITH GRACE
A chance to change the future of our skin is probably on everyone’s wishlist for the new year. Cosme Decorte’s new iP.Shot Advanced Beauty Serum is Santa’s gift for a year of being “nice”. To be used daily, this serum targets skin ageing at the onset by delivering firmness and elasticity. It also leaves skin supple and with a youthful glow. Plus, it has a calming floral fragrance, thanks to a balanced mix of citrus, green and wood scents – gentle yet invigorating at the same time. At $140 (20 g), from departmental stores. Visit kose.com.sg/cosmedecorte
THE RIGHT RICE
White rice, an Asian staple, is known to increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes. Brown rice like Naturel Organic’s on the other hand packs a punch when it comes to healthy goodness. Harvested from the finest Hom Mali rice in Sisaket, Thailand, and grown without pesticides and commercial fertilisers, one serving of Naturel Organic 100% Hom Mali Brown Rice provides 200 per cent of your daily whole grain requirements. About $10 (2 kg), from leading supermarkets and hypermarts.
There’s nothing quite like a carbonated drink to refresh you, especially on a hot, humid day. But the calories from sugar is a concern. A great alternative, Yeo’s Juscool! is made from real fruit juice, and even though it tastes like the real deal, actually contains 25 per cent less sugar than the regular carbonated drink. Choose from six addictive Sparkling flavours: Apple, Grape, Peach, Yuzu, Passionfruit and Orange. From $1.25 to $1.95, from all leading supermarkets, hypermarts and convenience stores.
COMPILED BY JULIET SUEN