As the local beauty industry has returned to its former glory with drops by the day, we have taken it into our hands to talk weekly about some of the best beauty launches. Some are noteworthy for their instant results, while others are special simply because they make us feel and look good while looking good themselves.
Here, the top 10 beauty launches that landed on GRAZIA’s beauty desk or piqued our interest this week.
Pictured Above: L’Artisan Parfumeur Histoire d’orangers Eau de Parfum
For anybody who has a complicated relationship with citrus perfumes—too dishwashing soap-like or sharp and biting on them—this one is the freshest squeeze of them all. It opens with a luminous burst of orange blossom and neroli before ambroxan, white musk, and tonka bean create a silk-on-skin effect that radiates all day.
$275 for 100ml, L’Artisan Parfumeur’s store is located at Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road, #B1-33A.
Despite being described as a pre-serum, I believe the hydrating power of this serum is enough on its own. Its ability to do so comes from Nanocesta EX*1, an ingredient developed by Albion that combines nourishing botanical extracts into a delivery system that penetrates the core of the skin. The pre-serum also works wonderfully on sunburns or on angry-looking spots if need be.
$207, SHOP NOW.
A unanimous description of the perfume by my fellow beauty editors and me is “old-money glamour” but we could imagine both Serena Van de Woodsen and her mother Lily sharing a bottle. It’s a deep and sensual cherry-meets-rose scent with the addition of amber and saffron that gives it Bleecker Street cool.
$485 for 50ml, SHOP NOW.
Combine the sweet and milky pumpkin scent of this limited-edition Diptyque candle with 300 thread count sheets and you’ll have the cosiest Sunday afternoon. As with all Diptyque candles, its throw is strong even when unlit so you can also use it as decoration that has aromatic appeal.
$104 for 190g, SHOP NOW
As you’d expect from Dyson, these clips are engineering perfection. The Sectioning hair clip allows you to tightly tuck the thinnest of segments away while the Wide Hair one is able to securely gather a full ponytail. As for their ease of use, both open up with a gentle squeeze and don’t snag loose strands when removed.
$69 for a pack of two each, SHOP NOW.
For sun lovers and skincare junkies, here’s a solution that allows you to eat your way to brighter, smoother, and UV-protected skin. These pills contain an ingredient called Fernblock® that stimulates the skin to defend against DNA damage while providing antioxidant and anti-ageing benefits. But still, that doesn’t mean you can skip sunscreen though.
$162 for 60 capsules, SHOP NOW.
Miranda Kerr claims this product is what gives her a radiant complexion but I think a big part comes from how genetically blessed she is. Still, I believe the serum has some part to play as it’s powered by retinol-alternative Bakuchiol, strengthening alfalfa extract, and Acai stem cells that are potently anti-ageing.
$110, SHOP NOW.
Is anybody else binge-watching The Law According to Lidia Poët? This scent could possibly be what Poët smells like—the classic sharpness of Italian bergamot, the headiness of lavender, and the court-commanding strength of amber. In fact, it smells more masculine which fits in right with Poët’s narrative on the show.
$325 for 50ml, the perfume can be purchased at both Le Labo’s Takashimaya and Marina Bay Sands stores.
Just when I thought Narciso Rodriguez couldn’t find any more ways to express a rose’s beauty, their latest perfume proves that a simple arrangement can be equally beguiling. This new bouquet comes with the secondary flower of geranium bourbon for some spice and earthy musk to gently wrap it together.
$210 for 90ml, SHOP NOW.
The formula of this spritz—orange blossom, apple pectin, and sage—hasn’t changed since it was invented in the 14th century for Queen Elizabeth of Hungary and for one good reason—it purifies, tones, and imbues a glow all within a fine mist of soothing rose water. A few spritzes before bed will have you waking up and looking like royalty.
$115 for 100ml, SHOP NOW.