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KINS Booster (Original)
Microbiome-led skincare has been seeing an uptick in demand as of late. Where an optimal balance in bacteria levels is the aim—meant to aid our natural systems in enacting its reparative and healing functions. With its easy-pump Booster, Kins presents a concentrated essence of over 400 nutrients, all working together to rebalance the skin’s microbiome; including a saccharomyces cerevtisiae (brewer’s yeast) extract that is depended on to ensure maximum cellular absorption rate of the nutrients. Enthusiasts of clean, minimal skincare will be happy to note that the fermented soymilk extract is kept pared-down and free of parabens or alcohols. And application-wise: the serum-like formulation spreads across the entire mien easily, providing a refreshing dose of hydration in the process.
KINS Booster (Original), $107, available at KINS
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ROMI Dream Skin Tint
Touted as a multi-tasker, this Romi offering is no doubt a luxury to apply. A tinted moisturiser, serum and sunscreen all in one, the Dream Skin Tint requires all but two pumps of its bottle magic to attain a smooth, sheer layer of its hydrating formulation on one’s mien. On the ingredients front, there’s a lot to be excited about, from inclusions of niacinamide that’ll boost moisture retention and the healing properties of sea buckthorn water that promotes skin elasticity. And upon application, it’s easy to see why it perfectly doubles up as a replacement for the everyday foundation; not only does it leave one with a visibly radiant glow, it also evens out the skin tone, priming the face for a full make-up routine after. It’s also of note that the Dream Skin Tint comes in six different shades—from light to medium tan and medium deep.
ROMI Dream Skin Tint, $49, available at ROMI
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Dior Skin Mattifying Papers
Trying to keep the sweat and oil at bay in humid weather is a daily challenge of living in the tropics. Dior’s new Skin Mattifying Papers are lifesavers on the go. Delivered in a practical case with a handy built-in mirror for convenient pat-downs on the go, each sheet instantly absorbs excess sebum and leaves behind a smooth, matte finish. Quick, easy and right at your fingertips, use this as the final step in your make-up routine or to touch-up as needed throughout the day.
Dior Skin Mattifying Papers, $62, available at Dior
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Shiseido Sublimic Professional Wonder Shield
Keep that lustrous fresh-from-the-salon feel with a spritz of Shiseido’s protective leave-in treatment. The Wonder Shield is aptly named—designed with reparative technology to lock each spritz into the hair shaft, this formula is designed to protect your tresses from environmental stressors that lead to frizz and damage. Apply liberally to damp, towel-dried hair, work well into the hair and blow dry to seal the treatment in. Repeat twice weekly and say hello to a soft kink-free mane.
Shiseido Sublimic Professional Wonder Shield, $60.48, available at Shunji Matsuo
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Fenty Beauty Hella Thicc Volumizing Mascara
There has never been any doubt that Fenty Beauty’s inclusivity extends way beyond complexion products. This is showcased in their latest mascara; a volumising, thickening formula that glides onto lashes seamlessly to provide a lifted and lengthened effect. The brush is delicately tapered to dispense just the right amount of product each time, coating and catching fine strands precisely to ensure defined lashes. What’s more, it is also sweat-, transfer-, and humidity-resistant, making it perfect for Singapore’s sunny shores. For standout peepers that are sure to incite double-takes, pair this with the Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in the same hue, Cuz I’m Black, for an extra touch of glam.
Fenty Beauty Hella Thicc Volumizing Mascara, $32, available at Sephora