There’s nothing quite like unwinding in front of your laptop or TV with your shows all queued on Netflix ready for you after a long, hard day of work—even if you’ve been working from home due to Covid-19. Whether you’re catching up on the latest movies or rewatching South Korean drama Crash Landing On You, pampering yourself while you indulge can make the experience all the more therapeutic. Ahead, we’ve rounded up beauty products that can enhance your Netflix and chill sessions and help you achieve glowy, healthy skin. Plus, if you’re the kind who pulls all nighters to binge-watch your latest obsession, these products will help make you look more awake the next morning too.
Sigi Skin Dream Capsule, $82
If you cannot bear to pause your favourite show to wash-off your mask or remove your sheet mask and do the rest of your skincare routine, then indulge in a leave-on mask like the Dream Capsule from Singaporean label Sigi Skin. Bakuchiol, the plant-derived retinol alternative, hydrates and plumps skin while purslane and omega 3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and strengthen cell function. You can use it on its own or as the last step of your nighttime skincare routine.
Foreo Bear Smart Microcurrent Facial Toning Device, $436
Watching your favourite shows is always more enjoyable when you’re snacking on junk food and potato chips. But if you don’t want to wake up with that telltale bloated face, use the Foreo Bear toning device. It uses Foreo’s proprietary T-sonic pulsations to relax facial muscles and microcurrents to tone and contour the face. Plus it comes with an Anti Shock System that scans and measures each person’s skin’s resistance to electricity and then adjusts the microcurrent accordingly. Use it to give yourself a massage after applying gel-based serum like the Foreo Serum Serum Serum to your skin.
Mediheal Line Friends Theraffin Hand Mask, $3.90, Watsons
After treating your face and body, don’t forget about your hands too. Especially during this time of Covid-19 where (we hope) you’re washing your hands regularly and thoroughly. This Mediheal hand mask is made with paraffin, shea butter and ceramides to moisturise and condition your hands, nails and cuticles. Don’t worry, you can use your smartphone even with the mask on and you won’t have to wash the product off after you remove the mask.
Sephora Collection Coconut Hair Sleeping Mask, $7
This leave-on hair mask is ideal for a binge-watching session because you don’t have to pause the show mid-way to rinse your hair out. In fact, it’s designed to be used on dry hair and leaving it on overnight will yield better results. Plus, the hair cap included ensures the only thing that gets messy is the love triangle on the show you’re watching. We like the coconut version of this mask for its reparative and nourishing properties.
Mount Lai De-Puffing Rose Quartz Facial Roller, $56
Watching your favourite shows would not be complete without a bag of snacks—some of which can make your face puffy. Not only will this roller help reduce any puffiness, it also helps cool and soothe the skin. Plus, rolling it over the face is relaxing AF. We especially like to use it when watching shows that are filled with suspense.
Kora Organics Noni Glow Sleeping Mask, $68
Everybody loves a sheet mask till it’s time to take it off—then you have to stop what you’re doing, wash your hands, and layer the rest of your skincare. You can skip all those steps with this sleeping mask. Slather on a generous layer and let the organic silver ear mushroom, coconut milk, caviar lime and kakadu plum extracts go to work while you catch up on the lives of your favourite characters. And no matter how their stories shape up, your skin will be soft, smooth and glowing.
Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Moisturizing Reviving Eye Mask, $65
If you’re going to binge, do it responsibly by adding this eye mask to the mix. It helps reduce signs of fatigue around the eyes thanks to Irish moss extract that comforts and soothes the delicate skin. Other nourishing and hydrating ingredients ensure dark circles are diminished and skin around the eyes is hydrated and plump so no one knows how late you stayed up to watch the entire series.
Legology Air-Lite Daily Lift For Legs, approx $67
What better time to put your legs up and give them some TLC than when you’re watching your favourite shows. Massage the airy-light hydrating formula from the ankles up, in long strokes and knead the area around the knees and thighs with your thumbs to help reduce fatigue, reduce fluid retention and help prevent cellulite.
Additional text: Ho Go Xiong