It’s easy to overlook taking care of yourself, which is why we’ve come up with a curation of the best beauty and wellness destinations for a feel-good makeover. Whether it’s a jolt of colour and change to your makeup routine for a fun pick-me-up, or hair and skincare products that you can use to bring a luxuriant spa experience home with you, it’s always a good idea to take some time to really pamper yourself.
Cleansing Cream, $38, ORBIS (#B2-03A)
Take the day off with this richly textured gel cream cleanser from ORBIS which gently melts away and removes even waterproof base and eye makeup. The milky product is formulated without oxidising oils, fragrance and artificial colourings so it works on even the most sensitive skin types and eyelash extensions.
Soft & Manageable Hair Duo, $84, Aveda (#B1-44)
Elevate your hair care ritual with this duo from Aveda. The nutriplenish leave-in conditioner promises a host of benefits like hydration, heat protection and UV defense that will leave your hair feeling soft and a breeze to manage. Finish up with a detangling brush through using the wooden paddle brush, which features extended bristles that lessen the stresses and damage placed on your hair and scalp during blow-drying and styling.
Body Contour Massage Oil, $55.90, Mt.Sapola (#B1-36B)
The Body Contour Massage Oil from Mt.Sapola offers an at-home spa experience. It’s got a heady, relaxing scent of grapefruit and rosemary, and features natural extracts and active ingredients that condition and moisturise skin while helping to keep your figure shapely.
Sephora Collection Wild Wishes Blockbuster Makeup Palette, $68, Sephora (#B1-05 to 09)
This year has been drab for beauty thanks to all the staying home and masking. It’s time, perhaps, to give your makeup routine a bit of fun and experimentation. It’s hard to go wrong with this expansive (and, frankly, very well-priced) palette from Sephora. There’s a total of 86 colour shades, two nifty brushes, and an eye pencil for you to go wild with.
Advent Calendar, $85, Yves Rocher (#B1-37A)
In the countdown to Christmas, consider this limited edition advent calendar from French botanical beauty brand Yves Rocher. The romantic set is designed around the fantasy of a magical garden that slowly reveals its secrets – these being 24 skin, body, hair, makeup and fragrance products.
Frankincense Intense Age-Defying Collection, $328, Neal’s Yard Remedies (#B1-52)
This anti-ageing skincare range from modern apothecary brand Neal’s Yard Remedies uses luxurious frankincense to give it a relaxing and enveloping aroma. In the kit are a trio of serum, eye cream and moisturiser, as well as a cleanser that combines gel, oil and milk textures for a deep cleanse that’s still smoothing, softening and nourishing to the skin.