This month’s Hot List guarantees that you’ll reap what you sow. See our pick of the plant-powered products that are as nutrient-dense as they are no-frills to use on the next page.
—Bryan Goh, Beauty & Grooming Director
No one likes the tightness that comes after cleansing their skin and this moisturising spray that contains a mixture of brightening organic fruit water and nourishing oils like macadamia and jojoba oil makes this perfect for softening the skin. Its subtle citrus scent also makes it a pick-me-up when I hit a post-lunch slump.
This serum comes infused with marine algae, ginseng, and comfrey root to soften and smoothen the delicate décolletage area but I love how it smoothens the wrinkles in my neck that comes from constantly staring down at my many screens. Its lightweight consistency provides just the right amount of slip too for lymphatic drainage.
People tend to forget that our lips need SPF love too as it’s much thinner and this lip balm containing it strikes the right balance between providing all-day moisture and protecting it from sun damage and environmental pollution. I’ve made it a point to use it before applying any lip colour as it works beautifully as a hydrating base—one and done!
I always believe that a moisturiser should feel rich but not heavy and leaves the skin feeling hydrated all day, and this cream from L’Occitane ticks all my boxes. It’s made with a naturally derived alternative to retinol which leaves my skin looking vibrant, and includes a blend of botanical oils for extra dewiness that shines through makeup.
Removing makeup, especially after a long day shouldn’t be a drag both literally and figuratively. This cleanser, which transforms from a milky lotion to a foam, instantly melts makeup away and leaves no oil or dirt behind. Rest assured, you won’t be feeling that dreaded squeak in your skin thanks to added colloidal oatmeal and avocado oil.
PHOTOGRAPHY JAYA KHIDIR
DIRECTION MARISA XIN
PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT NATALIE DYKES