At GRAZIA Singapore HQ, the old excites us as much as the new and in this weekly column, we ask our fellow friends, industry-goers and beauty aficionados about the last thing they loved be it trends, products, or even the image they looked at when it came to inspiring themselves.
The last beauty product I finished was the Re:erth Multi-Targeted Elixir ($116). I was drawn by their ‘mochi skin’ tagline and now I’m seriously addicted! This serum is a mainstay in my skincare routine and is my first step before putting on any other product.
I swear by this and have gone through almost 10 bottles.
The last viral makeup/skincare trend I tried was the “don’t go to bed without looking like a glazed doughnut” one which Hailey Bieber said on an IG reel. This is now my rule for bedtime but also on long flights.
I douse my face with serum and masks and I really do look like a glazed donut. You’ll be surprised how any product dries up so quickly on a flight and that’s exactly what happens to your skin!
The last beauty product I bought was Augustinus Bader’s The Face Cream Mask ($330). I use this as a sleeping mask and I love that it comes with a very pretty bronze applicator that acts like a massage tool for lifting the face.
The last image I looked at for beauty inspiration was one of Melissa Wood Tepperberg’s because I love her holistic wellness content. I strongly believe that beauty comes from within, and through an entire lifestyle that incorporates not just a good skincare routine, but also sleep, movement, nutrition and mental well-being.
The last beauty indulgence I treated myself to was a facial and a vitamin drip at Clinique La Prairie at The St. Regis in Bangkok.
The last beauty product I made a holy grail was the Lavien Collagen Professional Program ($192). I heard about this from Jungmin of Ksisters and she mentioned that this is Korea’s bestseller, and I can see why.
There are micro collagen particles combined with the serum that I use in my nighttime routine. I love how the skin looks and feels the morning after—it’s softer, bouncier and brighter.
The last beauty product I gifted someone was a Tone & Tight treatment ($450 for new clients) at Orchard Clinic to tighten and sculpt the abs and glutes, along with our popular Vaginal Rejuvenation treatment ($300) which helps to tighten the vagina and firm up the labia.
The last beauty product that truly impressed me was the ést.lab LumiGlow Smartskin Buddy ($298). I like that it is a very compact-sized device with multiple functions.
I use the cleanse function every morning with a gentle cleanser and I feel that it also helps to depuff my face.
The last makeup/skincare tricks I taught someone was to drink a bottle of water for every 1 hour on a flight (you’ll use the bathroom a lot, but it’s worth it), to gua sha their face and neck, and dry brush their body before showering. Also, to sleep, hydrate, move their body and eat whole foods as much as possible.