It's a universal truth that everyone needs some form of skincare regimen, whether it's super minimalist or maximalist. If you want to streamline your routine, however, you'll need formulas that will deliver more than their intended function. A cleanser that can also be a makeup remover, a moisturiser that can be both moisturising and anti-ageing, and a sunscreen that can also double as a makeup primer — you get the idea.
Curious to know which beauty products received a nod at this year's TheBeauLife Beauty Awards? These purposeful beauty products were voted on by a panel of beauty experts in Singapore, the Philippines and Malaysia — from makeup artistry to beauty content creation and editorial — and our TheBeauClub members. Read on to discover the winners.
Best Makeup-Removing Cleanser
Experts' Choice: Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
Need a soothing cleanser? The Fresh Soy Face Cleanser is just what you need. It contains cucumber extract and aloe vera gel to calm down your skin. It's formulated to maintain the skin's pH balance, leaving it feeling hydrated and soft. The product is also infused with amino acid-rich soy proteins that boost skin elasticity. It effectively removes nasties and makeup from the skin surface too.
People's Choice: Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Revitalizing
Banila Co's cleansing balms are a holy grail when it comes to removing makeup on your face, eyes and lips, even with the most water- and budge-proof formulas. The Revitalizing version comes with Zero Balance Technology with Resveratrol that doesn't just hydrate your skin, but also protects it from free radicals too. Plus, it's hypoallergenic.
It's available at Watsons for SGD39.90 per 100ML.
Best Anti-Ageing Moisturiser
Experts' Choice: Olay Regenerist Retinol24 Facial Moisturiser
This evening moisturiser contains niacinamide and retinol complex that work in tandem to smoothen out and plump up your skin. It also comes with hydrating and brightening perks, so you wake up to a radiant complexion every morning.
It's available at Watsons for SGD54.90 per 50ML.
People's Choice: Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX
This Korean ginseng-powered moisturiser helps correct visible signs of ageing such as fine lines, dullness and pronounced texture. It has a lovely scent thanks to fresh ginseng flower extract that helps revitalise your skin whenever you apply it.
It's available at Sephora for SGD180 per 30ML and SGD330 per 60ML.
Best Multi-tasking Sunscreen
Experts' Choice: Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF40
The time for sunscreens with white casts is over! Supergoop!'s Unseen Sunscreen is an oldie but a goodie for its invisible protection. It provides SPF40 protection with its blend of sunscreen filters and antioxidants, while its oil-free formula keeps your face velvet matte and shine-free. It helps makeup adhere to the skin better too.
It's available at Sephora for SGD32 per 20ML, SGD58 per 50ML, and SGD70 per 73.9ML.
People's Choice: ANESSA Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk
Ever heard of a beauty sunscreen? It's exactly what the bestselling Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk is. Aside from providing protection against UV rays, this sunscreen formula also contains 50% skincare ingredients that nourish and protect your skin. It's also formulated with Booster that strengthens its UV protective veil when it comes into contact with sweat, heat, and humidity. It can also make your makeup last longer if you use it as a makeup primer.
It's available at major retailers, including Watsons, in Singapore for SGD41.90 per 60ML.
Experts’ and People’s Choice Best Renewing Eye Cream: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex
This rich eye serum uses the same Chronolux™ Power Signal Technology as the brand's bestselling serum to stimulate the skin's recovery process. Doing so helps fix visible signs of ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles, and sagginess. It also helps hydrate the eye area so your peepers will look brighter and more wide-eyed. The stainless steel Cooling Cryo-Steel Wand, which was custom designed for the product, also gives a cooling and depuffing sensation every time you apply the serum.
It's available at Estée Lauder counters and Sephora for SGD122 per 15ML.
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