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The June 2020 Beauty Launches Worth Spending On

Trust us when we say that your beauty routine can benefit from using some of these essentials.
Hera Youth Activating Serum, $120, www.sephora.sg
A holistic – and high tech – approach to anti-ageing skincare, this serum utilises a patented ingredient known as Pyruvate to boost skin cell energy quickly and effectively while an exclusive Abcell and Cell-Bio Fluid Sync aids in maximising the effects of Pyruvate to recharge, rebuild and strengthen skin cells. Once skin cells are strengthened, they are better able to function to soften the look of visible wrinkles. Moreover, it prevents skin ageing by repairing and rebooting damaged cells caused by environmental stressors too. Dior Summer Collection 5 Couleurs Color Games in Sprint, $107, www.sephora.sg
Need another home-based activity while sit through Phase 1 of post-circuit-breaker? How about experimenting with your makeup by opting for Dior Beauty’ new Color Games collection? The five shades here look like something out of a Doja Cat beauty black book with its range of wearable rosy beiges to electric neon oranges and warm sand tones. Albion Excia Rose Skin Illusion, $115
Fact: We love a good – and practical – multi-tasker. And this three-in-one base makeup product fits the bill as it acts as a hydrating cream, primer and foundation to offer additional skincare benefits. Red cooling tea and rosemary extract restores and controls collagen production and breakdown while boosting elastin. The formula also boasts a soft rosy shade to brighten complexions and even out skin tone. Bonus: A patented powder allows the formula to fit closely to the skin to refine its texture and blur out enlarged pores. Chantecaille Summer Collection Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter Duet in Coral, $143, Level 1 Takashimaya S.C.
A product that allows us to do our part for nature? Count us in. This collection is inspired by marine species to support WildAid, an environmental organisation that aims to reduce global consumption of wildlife products. Which explains why the packaging features an image of a whale shark or a manta ray embossed on the formula. The formula is also made with a Gel-Powder Technology, which allows it to adhere closely to the skin and provide a soft-focus effect to blur out any imperfections for a smooth finish. The two shades can be used together or applied on its own for a rosy, dewy glow. Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Magic Cream Light, $150, www.sephora.sg
The brand’s Magic Cream is known and loved by tons of industry pros and insiders so when it revealed its newest iteration that comes with a lightweight formula perfect for oilier complexions, we were thrilled. On top of hydrating complexions, this is formulated with an Urban Pollution Defence Complex to defend skin against visible and invisible pollution, digital blue light, and UVA and UVB rays. A blend of peptides known as replexium then work to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and leave the skin looking firmer.  Kiehl's Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum, $79, www.robinsons.com.sg
Working from home can cause some damage to the skin – think blue light emitted from our gadgets and mental stress – if it is not taken care of properly. To combat this, Kiehl’s newest launch targets the skin’s defence system and resilience, which has been compromised by both physical and internal stress. It does so using two key ingredients: 11kDa Hyaluronic Acid strengthens the uppermost layer of the skin which is most susceptible to damage while delivering long-lasting moisture to ensure the skin barrier is constantly hydrated and healthy. Adaptogenic Herbal Complex, which is formulated with schisandra berries, holy basil and red ginseng root then replenishes nutrients and improves roughness.  Re:Erth Illuminating Concentrate, $128, www.reerth.com
This potent serum treats sun spots, hyperpigmentation and dark patches to even out skin tone and targets discolouration. A combination of Artocarpus lakoocha wood extract, cherry blossom flower extract and Japanese spring turmeric leaf extract to inhibit tyrosinase activity, which helps to control melanin overproduction to reveal a brighter and more radiant complexion. Sunplay Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence (Mint Green) SPF 50+ PA++++ , $27.90, www.watsons.sg
A mint green-tinted sunscreen is really all you need for an even complexion if you plan on heading out to grab your lunch. It is meant to cancel out redness, even skin tone and offers a tone up (similar to brightening) effect. Plus, it is ideal for those who are prone to acne breakouts, inflammation and redness thanks to a host of ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, which replenishes skin’s moisture levels and boasts antioxidant properties. It also contains microfine iridescent strobe pearl particles to diffuse light to conceal imperfections to achieve a healthy-looking complexion and has a lightweight texture that applies smoothly like a dream.