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Beauty News Of The Week: A New-To-Town Japanese Skincare Brand, Giorgio Armani Updates Its Le Eaux Fragrance & More

The 411 in the beauty world right now.
There’s a new Japanese skincare brand in town that tackles sensitive complexions
When a beauty brand is backed by the innovation and technology of one of the biggest skincare science researchers in Japan (we’re talking Shiseido here), consider us intrigued. Known as D Program, the brand aims to treat skin damage caused by our modern lifestyles with its two skincare series. The first is the Allerdefense range comprising three sunscreens ($38.90-$40.90 each) that protect the skin against pollution and UV rays while strengthening and reinforcing its barrier. The other is a range of five lotions ($40.90 each) and emulsions ($46.90) that specifically target common concerns such as dryness and roughness. Each is made with the brand’s patented H-stabilising A Complex to retain moisture and repair the skin’s barrier functions. Giorgio Armani’s Le Eaux fragrance collection gets a bright update
After weeks of being indoors, a whiff of nature and exotic locales might be something we all can appreciate. The brand’s Le Eaux collection – a collection of fresh scents inspired by the Armani/Prive couture collections – might do the trick. Four new floral and citrusy scents ($235 each) have joined the unisex collection – each named after the key ingredient it was made with. The Yulong features a slightly smoky twist to a usual citrus scent with its concoction of green and black tea extracts. The Gardenia Antigua, meanwhile, features a floral formulation with notes of mandarin and neroli essence and is the designer’s homage to Antigua where he has a second home. Rose Milano opens with brilliant citrus and floral scent peppered with smoky notes of patchouli and moss. Lastly, the Jasmin Kusamono is the perfect summer scent with its refreshing and powdery notes of island flowers like ylang-ylang and gardenia. Huxley slashes prices for some of its iconic products
With the extended circuit breaker, many of us have turned to online shopping for retail therapy. While you’re at that, be sure to add cult Korean beauty brand Huxley to your bookmark. It has recently launched a range of promotions and discounts that end on June 25 for some of its best-selling items like its Oil Essence (now $45.90). As an added bonus, all purchases will come with a complimentary Hand Cream; Blue Medina Tangerine ($21), while every purchase of any of its serum will include a complimentary Healing Mask; Keep Calm ($38). Drunk Elephant drops another skincare kit
Who doesn’t love an entire daytime skincare routine packed into one cute little set? This Bare With Us Skincare Kit ($138) comes with all the products you need to treat dull, dehydrated complexions while protecting the skin from harmful environmental aggressors. It comprises the brand’s C-Firma Day Serum, Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30, Beste No 9 Jelly Cleanser, TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, F-Balm Electrolyte Water Facial, Lala Retro Whipped Cream, and D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops. A phone call is all you need to make your purchases at The Face Shop
From tele-consultations to shifting business to e-tail stores, the beauty industry has adapted to the quarantine measures quickly. Korean beauty brand The Face Shop is the latest brand to jump on the bandwagon with the launch of a service that allows customers to place orders on the phone (9643-1325). On top of that, shoppers can expect free goodies like the brand’s The Body Hand Sanitiser Gel, YehwadamHwansaenggo four-piece Kit, and Perfume Seed Velvet Special Body Set for purchases above $60, $100, and $150 respectively.