The wonderful herb turmeric is an unsung skincare superhero that’s said to boast potent anti-inflammatory properties – which is why Kiehl’s has added it into this rinse-off mask. Besides turmeric, there’s also micronised cranberry seeds that act as gentle exfoliators when you gently massage it into your skin and wash it off.
Available at Kiehl’s stores and counters.
#2: Laneige Clear C Peeling Serum, $40 for 80ml
Deep cleansing masks are great if you have 20 minutes to spare, but what about the times when you’re too busy to give your skin a pampering treat? The answer: Incorporate AHAs into your daily skincare. Laneige’s Clear C Peeling Serum contains AHAs that promise to show dull and rough skin the door, ushering in a brighter and smoother complexion after every use.
Available at all Laneige boutiques and counters.
#3: Cosrx Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser, $13.90 for 150ml
Thanks to the salicylic acid in this exfoliating cleanser, you can bid adieu to blackheads and dull skin. This powerhouse ‘magical’ ingredient purges the skin of impurities and excess sebum, leaving you with bump-free and clearer looking skin.
Available at Watsons.
#4: Codage Anti-Shine & Imperfections Serum No.2
As the temperature soars, you may find your skin getting oilier than usual. That means you may have to blot your face several times throughout the day to avoid looking like a disco ball. You can do that – or you can reach for Codage Anti-Shine & Imperfections Serum No. 2. Besides detoxifying and mattifying the skin, it also contains antibacterial ingredients to keep imperfections at bay. Simply put, use it and you can say hello to acne-free complexion.
Available at escentials.
#5: The Body Shop Drops of Youth Youth Liquid Peel, $34.90 for 145ml
It is very important to make sure that you take off all your warpaint at the end of each day — especially if you’re a makeup junkie. That’s because oil, dirt and other accumulated residue can clog up your pores over time and result in dull and bumpy skin. The Body Shop Drops of Youth Youth Liquid Peel is a gentle exfoliant that removes dead skin cells to pave the way to fresher-looking skin, and will be your new go-to for a facial ‘spring clean’.
Available at all The Body Shop stores.
#6: Nia Sunday Detox, $69 for 121ml
If you’re tired of hearing your colleagues tell you how tired you look (especially on Mondays), it’s time to do something about it. Strivectin’s Nia Sunday Detox is like a rescue mask that starts off as a foam before transforming into a peel-off mask when left on the skin. Its blend of white kaolin clay, bamboo charcoal powder and mango and Brazilian caja extracts helps to hit the refresh button on your face so that you can (quite literally) face a new work week with confidence.
Loaded with nutrient-rich algae, the new Estee Lauder Pore Minimizing Hydra Lotion is designed to detoxify skin while keeping it hydrated. Best for oily skin users, this moisturising lotion (apply on clean skin before your regular moisturiser) boasts oil-controlling and pore-minimising properties.
Available exclusively at Sephora and Sephora.com from June 2017.
#8: Dr. Wu Daily Renewal Serum with Mandelic Acid, $44.90 for 15ml
Fancy spa-like results without stepping out of your house? Go ahead and reach for Dr. Wu’s Daily Renewal Serum with Mandelic Acid. This popular peeling product (we hear that a bottle is sold in every 15 seconds!) has a trio of mandelic, salicylic and pyruvic acids to squash common skin problems (think acne, blackheads and clogged pores). The result: A smoother and more radiant complexion after every use.