A great piece of skincare advice we received this month goes something like this: “If you wouldn’t put it into your mouth, why put it onto your skin?” With that thought, we’re adopting an even gentler approach to skincare with products highlighting nature’s best. While we don’t suggest actually eating these creams and lotions, they’re kind enough on the skin while feeding it with all the nourishment your skin needs. Here are our August beauty favourites:

Lush Shower Oils, MYR 30 each

We don’t know about you, but once we’re out of the shower and dressed, we’re pretty much late and rushing out the door. This makes moisturising our body at the very bottom of our priorities, and it shows (sorry, skin!). That’s why shower oils are a great addition to your daily routine and you may find that they leave the skin feeling softer than other moisturisers would. Lush has three new ones launching on 9 August 2019, Minamisoma with Japanese rapeseed, Coco Loco with coconut oil and coconut flour sourced from regeneration and conservation projects in Indonesia, and Argan Dragon with dragonfruit powder, beetroot oil and poppy seed.

Kiehl's Youth Dose Eye Treatment, MYR 169

Eye creams in the market are many, and as powerful as they are, we know how it can be an easy step to skip after just a few weeks or even days – especially whene you’re not seeing the results you want quickly enough. If you’re looking for something that provides both instant and long-term benefits, set your sights on the new Kiehl’s Youth Dose Treatment. This one packs a blend of powders to reflect and scatter light for a slightly blurring effect on imperfections, while grapeseed oil, pro retinol and Vitamin C work behind the scenes to brighten and hydrate the delicate eye area.

Hada Labo Kaoji range, between MYR 50 to MYR 135

A drugstore brand that gets plenty of love is Hada Labo, especially for its use of Hyaluronic Acid for anti-ageing. The latest range is getting lots of praise too; made from Kaoji linked to the traditional brewing of Japanese sake. It’s a story akin to the origin of SKII’s famous Facial Treatment Essence, where sake brewers seemed to have the most youthful-looking hands. Similarly, the Kaoji range is a more affordable take on SKII’s FTE with rice proteins full of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and natural moisturising properties to sink deep into the skin for maximum hydration. The range is made up of the cleansing foam, cream for day use, night cream, and treatment essence.

Gallinée products (between MYR65 to MYR300)

From gut health to skincare, probiotics are of the essence. Available in Sephora, Gallinée pays full attention to your skin’s ecosystem; a community of good bacteria and microogranisms under the threat of pollution, antibacterial products and detergents. To combat and strengthen the skin’s natural protective barrier, Gallinée uses probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics in its range of products with key ones like the body milk, hand cream and Face Vinegar.