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This beauty awards season, TheBeauLife’s beauty insiders have handpicked the best in beauty that will take your current beauty routine to the next level. Discover the hottest beauty trends that will elevate your routine.
Stress, pollution, over-exfoliating, and other harmful beauty trends can all damage the skin. So the 10-step skincare routine is out and skin barrier repair routines are in! Go back to the basics of skincare with these products that help repair and reinforce your skin barrier for healthy, supple, wrinkle-free, and glowing skin.
Best Low-pH Cleanser
Did you know that the skin has a combination of good and bad bacteria? You’ll need to keep a healthy ratio of these bacteria to maintain good-looking skin, so avoid using harsh cleansers and over-exfoliating. Your best friend will be a low-pH facial cleanser — with pH levels below or equal to 5.5 — that doesn’t disrupt the skin’s flora while still effectively removing impurities.
1. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Dermo Hydrating Foaming Gel Cleanser (Drugstore)
The La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Dermo Hydrating Foaming Gel Cleanser is powered by an Amino Acid Complex that helps maintain the skin’s moisture barrier. It also claims to keep your skin’s pH levels between 5 and 6 after cleansing.
You can find it at Guardian where it’s priced at SGD38.90 per 150ML.
2. fresh Soy Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser (Specialty)
For those looking to address texture and redness, the fresh Soy Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser is here! Its pH-balanced formula is powered by amino acid-rich soy proteins, soothing aloe vera, cooling cucumber, and skin-softening Borage seed oil that work together to cleanse, pamper, and nourish your skin.
Get it at Sephora where it’s priced at SGD64 per 150ML.
Best Barrier Repair Serum
Skin feeling dry, irritated, inflamed, and overall disturbed? It’s time to reset your moisture barrier with a serum that will quench your skin’s thirst, repair its nutrient scaffolding, and shield it from irritants.
1. The Inkey List Niacinamide Serum (Drugstore)
This affordable barrier repair serum contains 10% niacinamide a.k.a vitamin B3, an ingredient that’s widely known for its ability to reduce redness and excess oil. But did you know that niacinamide can help strengthen the skin barrier too? It does so by stimulating the skin’s natural ceramide and elastin production — both are key in maintaining healthy barrier function — so your skin stays strong and healthy.
Get it at Sephora for SGD17 per 30ML.
2. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex Serum (Specialty)
Estée Lauder’s bestselling anti-ageing elixir is powered by Chronolux™ Power Signal Technology and peptides which help promote skin repair and firming overnight. Hyaluronic acid lends its hydrating powers to keep your skin nourished and protected for up to 72 hours.
Get it at Sephora for SGD249 per 75ML.
Tightness of your skin is your moisture barrier calling for an SOS. These ultra-hydrating moisturisers will top up your skin’s moisture levels so it stays soft, pliant, and youthful.
1. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Water Gel (Drugstore)
Coat your skin with day-long hydration from Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Water Gel. It’s a triple-threat moisturiser packed with hyaluronic acid, amino acids, and electrolytes that keep your skin plump and glowing. Plus, its gel-cream formula makes it easy for your skin to absorb all its moisturising goodness.
You can find it at Guardian for SGD26.10 per 50ML.
2. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturizer (Specialty)
Can you have skin as soft and moisturised as a cloud? The Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturizer promises to help you achieve it! It’s infused with a super concentrated 30% Hyaluronic Acid Complex — made up of three sizes of hyaluronic acid — and Pentavitin® that keep your skin moisturised and silky smooth.
Find it at Sephora for SGD101 per 48ML.
Gear up your skin for battle with its suit of armour — sunscreens! These effective sun protection formulas shield your skin from UV- and pollution-based skin damage like sunburn, uneven skin tone, and dark spots.
1. ANESSA Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk (Drugstore)
Want a sunscreen that increases its protection as soon as it’s exposed to water, sweat, or heat? Then pick up the ANESSA Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk. It’s formulated with Aqua Booster EX Technology, Humidity Booster Technology, and Thermo Booster Technology that make this possible. It also has skin-caring properties care of anti-photo ageing yellow flower extract, antioxidant green tea leaf extract, and hydrating hyaluronic acid.
You can find it on the brand’s Shopee Mall where it’s priced at SGD42.50 per 60ML.
2. Shiseido Global Suncare The Perfect Protector SPF 50+/PA++++ (Specialty)
The Shiseido Global Suncare The Perfect Protector is formulated with SynchroShield™ technology which strengthens its UV protection in sunny and hot environments. It also has skincare ingredients that target fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. In addition to this, it has a functional fragrance that creates a personalised scent when it comes in contact with your sweat.
You can find it at Sephora where it’s priced at SGD68 per 50ML.
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