There’s never a better time to refresh and restart your beauty regimen than in January. With a new resolve and resolutions, the beginning of your new skin routine looks bright and beautiful the way we want our complexion to be. Prestige makes a list of new beauty releases, as well as an all-time classic that we believe are best to start the year with.
Chanel No. 5 is probably one of the most sensational perfumes since its launch in 1921. And if not that, then it’s definitely the world’s best-selling fragrance (it’s said that a bottle is sold around the world every 30 seconds). And though classics will always have a place in our hearts, in recent years, we’ve had our eyes (and nose) on something a little more fresh, fruity and floral. The four Chances – the original Chance and its three interpretations, Eau Tendre, Chance Eau Fraîche and Chance Eau Vive – may not be new, but the crayon format is. Sold as a set of four, the solid fragrance is travel-friendly and can easily be applied to pulse points for all day wearability.
Growing outside Christian Dior’s childhood home were wild clifftop roses that defied its harsh climate and environment. The resilient rose led to the creation of the first rose created for cosmetics – the Rose de Granville. From 7 rounds of cross-breeding chosen among over 40,000 hybrids, the result is a unique flower with the most extraordinary molecular profile of any rose. Dior Science has taken this nutrient-heavy bloom to create its newest reparative skincare, Le Micro-Caviar de Rose. Each jar holds 17,000 melting micro pearls which diffuse their micro-nutrients into the skin to comfort, repair, restore and revitalise signs of fatigue.
Considered the pioneer of makeup primer, Laura Mercier first introduced this category, previously unheard of outside of theatrical makeup, back in 1996. Fast forward to 2020, and this tiny tube has become what is integral in everyday cosmetic application. Twenty-four years later, Laure Mercier is growing its collection, with revamped packaging for its original bestseller and four new products in the Canvas Primer Collection. All formulas boost priming effects, extend makeup wear and protect against aggressors, all the while allowing your skin to breathe. Each of the new formulas address a specific skin concern, be it blurring, hydrating, illuminating or protecting. The Pure Canvas Primer Illuminating wins top marks with its “glow from within” effect, formulated with micronised pearls, glycerin and porcelain flower extract, to enhance the skin’s natural luminosity.
Since its launch in 1982, the acclaimed La Crème has undergone eight transformations thanks to Clé de Peau’s scientific developments and breakthroughs. The latest formula is its most potent and advanced yet, maximising Skin Intelligence – which activates the properties to enable skin to repair and defend itself from external stressors. The studies have also shown that 100% of women who have tried it swear by the results (– us included). What’s more, the new multifaceted gemstone-like packaging sits beautifully on the bathroom shelf.
There’s always that shade or two in an eyeshadow palette that remains untouched. It’s true, no one uses every colour no matter what mood or occasion it may be. So, Rihanna decided to roll out mini palettes of only six shades packed with rich, smooth, blendable colours in matte, shimmer and glitter finishes, suited for any skin tone – a collection that she promises you will use. “All the shades you like and none you don’t. That’s the beauty of Snap Shadows – you can mix & match these palettes to vibe with you” says @badgirlriri. How you ask? Each pocket-sized palette can snap onto another (hence the name of the product) to create a handy compact-sized custom palette.
Awaken your skin and restore the tired, damaged complexion to its youthful glory with La Mer’s most celebrated line Genaissance de la Mer, featuring Crystal Miracle Broth,TM pure, perfect and highly concentrated crystals held the promise of taking back visible time. First launched in 2017, La Mer’s ultimate elixir of youth comprises of The Infused Lotion, The Serum Essence and The Eye and Expression Cream. Together, they strengthen the skin by hydrating and moisturising, while restoring the youthfulness by accelerating the skin renewal.
The new Plant Gold Nutri-Revitalising Oil Emulsion combines Clarins’ best-selling Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil with a 100% natural emulsion to make the perfect blend for skin comfort and radiance. Lightweight but rich in skin-nourishing plant oils like grape seed, sweet almond, macadamia and hazelnut, it instantly plumps dry and dehydrated skin. The patchouli essential oils helps relax and comfort the mind for a sense of both inner and outer well-being.