Bybi Beauty Starwberry Booster, $23
We like a beauty brand that’s as easy on the skin as it is on the planet. Not only is this Strawberry Booster made from 100 per cent natural strawberry seed oil, it’s also vegan, cruelty-free and sustainably packaged: it comes in a glass bottle that can be recycled, and the text is printed on to make it easier to recycle. What will it do for your skin? It helps hydrate and nourish skin so it’s soft and glowing. It also keeps skin healthy by fighting free radical damage caused by external stressors like pollution and UV rays.
The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid, approx $25
If you’re looking for superior skincare minus the hefty price tag this is it. The Inkey List cuts out all the BS and focuses on ingredient driven products. Like the Polyglutamic Acid, for example. This holds up to four times the moisture as compared to hydration heavyweight hyaluronic acid. And thanks to its bigger molecule size, it sits on top of the skin to lock in moisture. Plus, because of its ability to smooth skin, it also doubles as a primer so makeup glides on easily.
Sephora Collection Ultra Glow Serum, $29
There’s a few reasons to add this to your beauty shelf: 97 per cent natural-origin ingredients (the other three percent are to ensure product texture and stability) include potato and sunflower extracts and marine algae; the fact that it’s suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin and its lightweight, non-greasy texture that makes it ideal for Singapore’s hot and humid climate. With continued use you can expect to see hydrated, plump skin that’s also even toned and radiant.
Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub, $25
Add the invigorating benefits of coffee to your body care routine with this scrub that is made from Robusta (a type of coffee) seed powder, sweet almond oil and sea salt. The coffee sloughs off dead skin, promotes circulation and collagen production so skin is soft and smooth; sweet almond oil is packed with antioxidant and hydrates skin, while sea salt adds an extra element of exfoliation and also acts as an antibacterial to fight breakouts. It’s also vegan and cruelty-free, in case you were wondering.
Botanist Botanical Hair Mask
Treat your hair to an intensive hydrating treatment with this mask. It’s got 11 different types of amino acids (the kind that are naturally found in hair) that seep into each strand to nourish and moisturise. Your hair will be softer, smoother and easier to manage.