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Start Your Year Off With These New-Gen Beauty Products

These new gen beauty products will have your skin looking better this 2020.

A new year (and decade) simply means a slew of new, high-tech and innovative skincare and makeup launches you definitely need to add to cart. This crop of beauty products are not just formulated with cool yet effective ingredients, but are also equipped with new-age technologies to further boost the already promising formulas. Now, what’s not to love? 

Dior Capture Totale Super Potent Serum, $184
This new-age serum uses a two-prong approach to ensure visible results. Firstly, it utilises the brand’s newest tech, the Capture Totale C.E.L.L. Energy Technology that comprises four different flowers to restore the regenerative powers of stem cells found in our skin. Stem cells are a rarity and represent 0.2 per cent of our skin cells but are extremely valuable as a single stem cell can help generate millions of new cells to help the skin heal quicker and regenerate faster to prevent signs of ageing. Next, Lipo-3x, a new lipopeptide derived from bio-fermentation is used to deliver the Capture Totale C.E.L.L. Energy Technology deep within the skin for effective results. What else is included in this serum? An exclusive new-generation hyaluronic acid that has been reportedly transformed four times for better penetration and longevity. Skin appears smoother, suppler and more radiant, with less visible wrinkles and fine lines.  Shiseido Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Cream, $165
The brand’s newest anti-ageing range (it consists of two different creams and a lotion) harnesses the powers of two majorly key ingredients. The Shiseido ReNeura Technology++ is inspired by neuroscience and is meant to aid in the improvement of skin’s ability to regenerate (it tends to slow down as we age) while Kurenai-TruLift Complex was created based on a new skin-science discovery to boost resilience and elasticity for a firmer, plumper and healthier-looking complexion.  Chanel Le Lift Creme Yeux, $140
The delicate skin around the eyes are the first to show signs of ageing, which is why we need to take extra care of it. The brand’s latest innovation adopts a two-prong approach to maintain and preserve youthful-looking skin around the peepers. It first targets fine lines and wrinkles by infusing a botanical alfalfa concentrate, which is a high-performance active ingredients that reportedly works like retinol. It is gentle on the skin and helps reactivate the production of type-I collagen to plump up the skin. Secondly, it treats dullness and dark eye circles using a Phyto-Active Complex, which combines escin phytosomes with a yeast extract that work together to stimulate microcirculation to reduce the appearance of dark circles.  Urban Decay Stay Naked The Fix Powder Foundation, $55
If you always thought powder foundations are drying and do not stay put the entire day, then you definitely need this in your beauty stash. It is said to be completely lightweight, breathable and flexible to give a real-skin, matte finish effect that reportedly lasts for up to 16 hours. Besides that, it contains moringa seed oil, which has anti-pollution, anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties so your skin is well protected and improved throughout the day. Another cool aspect to note: it comes with a charcoal-infused sponge that is meant to aid in detoxifying and purifying your complexion with every application. Now, this is exactly what we like to call a new-gen foundation. Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial, $74
Besides containing a host of superior ingredients like niacinamide, plant squalane and five types of ceramides to strengthen the skin’s barrier, this is also formulated with tiny beads of vitamin F that are released once applied onto the skin to deliver an extra boost of moisture for plumper, smoother skin. Unlike the usual types of vitamins, vitamin F is essentially a type of fatty acid or lipid that is rich in omega-6 to strengthen and protect skin’s barrier and intensely hydrate dry and parched skin, while boasting anti-inflammatory properties to soothe and calm irritated complexions.  Shiseido Future Solution LX Universal Defense E, $120
The updated formula is inspired by the damaging effects of UV rays and pollution prevalent in urban jungles such as Singapore. But this takes it up a notch as it also considers the changes in temperature and humidity that the skin experiences in a single day (yes, we are talking about the constant in and out of shopping malls). Thus, the brand developed an Aggressor Control Technology to provide full protection from potential damage due to dryness caused by the fluctuations in temperatures. A Golden Mushroom Complex is also infused into the formula to strengthen skin’s resilience when faced with such harsh conditions, while retaining moisture in cold conditions and releasing unnecessary amounts in oppressive heat. Lastly, a Skingenecell Enmei Complex is also added to suppress harmful aggressors and strengthen skin.