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The treatments

#1: Divine Uplift

This 90-minute treatment uses a cutting-edge Exilis Radio Frequency Skin Tightening Technology (don’t worry, it’s painless), which helps rejuvenate ageing complexions by stimulating the production of collagen to tighten and lift sagging skin. You will then be treated to an age-defying peel and an antioxidant-rich collagen mask that aims to improve firmness and elasticity. SW1 Clinic, #13-01/2/3/4/5/6 Paragon Shopping Mall. Price: $481.50

#2: Aqua Dermabrasion

Mothers are constantly busy working and looking after the welfare of the family, which then takes a toll on their skin, leaving it looking dull and tired. This 60-minute treatment helps to revive stressed, dehydrated and overworked skin and uses three types of pure vitamin solutions to detox, brighten and nourish complexions. The treatment ends off with an antioxidant spray to boost radiance. SW1 Clinic, #13-01/2/3/4/5/6 Paragon Shopping Mall. Price: $214

#3: Bioultima

Known to give effects similar to that of botox, this 60-minute facial is seriously ideal for mothers looking to get a more lifted and toned appearance. The key step in this treatment is the hands-on lymphatic drainage massage followed by a facial toning procedure known as Bio Current. It is a low-level electrical current (once again, it is pain-free) that works together with our body’s natural healing processes to stimulate muscles for a more defined jawline and lifted complexion. Revive Aesthetics, #03-48 The Central. Price: $250

The products with the prettiest packaging

#1: Sulwhasoo Peach Blossom Spring Utopia Limited Edition

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From left: Makeup Multi Kit, $109, Lip Serum Stick, $50 each, Perfecting Cushion Brightening and Perfecting Cushion EX, $80 each and First Care Activating Serum, $195

Inspired by the beauty of plum blossoms blooming in the snow, the brand’s latest collection comprises of six different products including its popular First Care Activating Serum, which now comes in a bigger bottle (120ml), its Perfecting Cushion EX, Perfecting Cushion Brightening, two Essential Lip Serum Sticks and a Makeup Multi Kit (it consists of a setting powder and a tri-coloured blusher). The collection was made in collaboration with contemporary artist Hana Seo, where she reinterpreted the traditional folk paintings of peach blossoms and flowers with a modern twist, as seen on the packagings of the products.

#2: CNP Laboratory Vita-B Energy Ampuole and Energy Gel Cream

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Vita-B Energy Ampule, $48.90
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Vita-B Energy Gel Cream 50, $54.90

These two products from Korean beauty brand CNP Laboratory come in a pretty pink coloured packaging all mums are sure to love. Another plus: the product, too, has the exact same colour of its packaging. Both products contain seven types of vitamin B to energise and nourish skin. Glutathione and niacinamide have also been infused to hydrate and boost radiance without leaving a sticky residue.

The Anti-Agers

#1: Cle de Peau Beaute Firming Serum Supreme, $440

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Its latest breakthrough 4D Boosting Technology is inspired by laser treatments to target both the inner and outer layers of skin. It comprises of a 3D and 1D effect where the former contains a key – and new – ingredient known as hydroxyproline, which is a type of amino acid that improves the regenerative ability of the dermis (deeper layers of skin) and immediately addresses the root cause of sagging skin. The latter on the other hand works on the epidermis (top layer of skin) and is made up of a flexible polymer that helps give a more lifted appearance on the surface. It also has a semi-solid oil that disperses across loose skin and penetrates deeply to plump from within for an immediate skin-tightening effect.

#2: Mamonde Age Control Power Cream, $60

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The newly reformulated Age Control line uses key ingredients such as camellia saponin and camellia oil to improve the look of fine wrinkles and wrinkles. It also strengthens skin’s barrier and improves elasticity, while powerful antioxidants protect from harmful environmental aggressors that may worsen ageing concerns.

#3: Porcelain Hydrocare Bio Cellulose Mask, $190 for a box of six

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Infused with a blend of extracts from litchi seed, cactus and fig fruit, this mask aims to restore moisture, nourish and protect skin. Each sheet is also formulated with sodium hyaluronate and ceramide to intensely hydrate skin, boost collagen production for a plumper and firmer complexion, soothe and clarify.

The skincare-infused makeup

#1: Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation, $65


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This high-coverage, longlasting cushion foundation is formulated with organic quinoa extract to maintain the skin’s moisture levels, as well as the brand’s Anti-Pollution Complex to protect skin’s barrier from harmful environmental aggressors that may lead to premature ageing. With a total of six different shades, this helps to conceal dark spots and other imperfections for a flawless, radiant finish.

#2: Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss, $32

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Not only does this come in the brightest of hues, it also contains skin-loving ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to hydrate and nourish puckers. It also helps plump up your lips for a fuller-looking pout and comes in three different finishes (metallic, holographic and cream).

#3: IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Full-Coverage Treatment Concealer, $46, Sephora

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Infused with anti-ageing peptides and hydrolysed collagen, this instantly camouflages the look of blemishes, breakouts and hyperpigmentation while nourishing skin. It also contains oil-absorbing ingredients such as kaolin clay, witch hazel, tea tree, and a gentle skin-transforming AHA/BHA complex to soothe existing acne and speed up its recovery process.

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