The Blue-Chip Beauty Buy

Its $600 price tag might border on the obscene, especially during these times, but La Mer’s Genaissance De La Mer Eye And Expression Cream could just be the most worthwhile splurge from this luxurious label. The second product to contain the brand’s powered-up version of its ultra-healing Miracle Broth, it melts into skin and instantly reduces puffiness around the peepers. After a few weeks, skin will look plumper and fine lines less obvious, which is what you want not only because of the price, but also because it works the same way on the forehead and smile lines.


The Not-So-Basic Toner

amazing skincare productsFor most, toners are fundamental function-wise, and content-wise. It explains why they’re often taken for granted. Biotherm’s Skin Oxygen Oxygenating Lotion ($42), however, will make you rethink that. Besides balancing and minimising the appearance of pores, it detoxifies with micro-algae extracts, helping to remove impurities and reduce clogging. Plus, it has a clarifying effect that boosts radiance. And the lightweight liquid can either be dabbed or splashed on. How many toners do you know do that?

Photography Zaphs Zhang Art Direction Adeline Eng

The Next It Beauty Gadget

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So it looks like it could be a broken high heel, a golf tee, a really dramatic drop earring… The list of memes SK-II’s R.N.A. Magnetic Booster ($200, including the SK-II R.N.A. Cream) could spawn goes on, but that’s not why it’s going to trend. Using “magnetic micropulse technology”, the Japanese beauty giant’s latest applicator tool delivers a steady, gentle stream of pulsations at 7,000 magnetic vibrations per minute. To be used post serum or moisturiser, it’s said to boost the penetration of skincare by up to three times for quicker, more effective results. Now, who’s having the last laugh?

Photography Veronica Tay, assisted by Sherman See-Tho Styling Imran Jalal Hair & Makeup
Sha Shamsi, using Burberry Beauty & L’Oreal Professionnel Model Elina/Mannequin
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This story first appeared in Female’s October 2017 issue.

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