Hello lockdown skincare, our old friend.
That’s enough of festive red lips and NYE glitter eyeshadow for now, thank you. This January we’re coming in strong with skincare, and these new products sure are a nice spend toward self-care. Take a look at this month’s beauty favourites:
Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream
If you have protein smoothies as a part of your diet, you’ll know how your muscles reap the rewards. Same goes for this thirst-quencher for your skin, a cream that acts like a shot of protein for strong, healthy skin. Along with nutrients, peptides, growth factors, amino acids and pygmy waterlily formulated at the ideal pH level of 4.0, your skin’s moisture is amped up for a more plump appearance. It’s also good for reducing lines, wrinkles, and signs of sun damage to the skin.
Buy it on Sephora for RM297 (50ml) / RM425 (100ml).
Gucci Beauty Sérum De Beauté Fluide Soyeux & Fluide De Beauté Fini Naturel
Gucci Beauty has two new launches; a serum and foundation that complement each other. The first step is to apply a small amount of the Sérum De Beauté Fluide Soyeux, which has a lightweight texture that blurs fine lines and evens out the appearance of large pores. If this is good enough, you could stop here, or you can opt for more coverage with the Fluide De Beauté Fini Naturel. This silky-smooth foundation is available in 25 shades.
Buy it at Gucci Beauty KLCC for RM245 (Sérum De Beauté Fluide Soyeux) & RM265 (Fluide De Beauté Fini Naturel).
Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance
There may be countless skincare brands out there, but Cetaphil remains a great name in treating sensitive skin and issues like eczema. Cetaphil has never been one to experiment with new products, so we were really excited to try out the new Healthy Radiance Range. It’s made up of a cleanser, toner, day and night cream with the Gentle Bright Technology; sea daffodil that regulates the production of melanin, and the antioxidant niacinamide to even out the skin tone. This range is ideal for sensitive skin types looking for something gentle with added brightening benefits.
Shop the range on Lazada at RM33.15 to RM96.05, or RM218 for the regime pack.
YSL Beauty Pure Shots Soft Polish Double Essence
Here’s a product that provides a ton of benefits in a single bottle, combining LHA & AHA acids to exfoliate and tighten pores, along with soothing Argan oil to repair the skin’s barrier. It’s great for waking up dull or tired-looking skin that needs some nourishment, like a gentle facial peel that leaves the skin feeling soft and glowing every time.
Buy it on YSL Beauty for RM295 (50ml).
Caudalie’s famous Resveratrol-Lift has an eco-friendly makeover this year, but that’s not all that’s new. Its formula is improved too with the addition of a vegan collagen booster. The serum claims to be twice as effective as retinol, designed especially for more mature skin. With repeated use, you can expect the cocktail of ingredients that also includes hyaluronic acid, to reduce wrinkles and firm the skin. Bonus: an aromatic complex of basil, lemongrass, chamomile, thyme and orange blossom.
Buy it on KENS apothecary for RM296 (30ml).