Glam It Up For CNY With These New Beauty Launches

CONTENT: Michelle Ng

As we welcome a new year and new goals, it’s time to relook at your skin care and beauty routine. Stay radiant and gorgeous with these new beauty and skincare picks to look your best for CNY and the rest of the year.

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Silk Sun Screen SPF60 from Forest MD

Keep your face healthy and protected from the sun to ensure good skin all year round. The rain or staying indoors is not an excuse to, there are still UV rays which can harm and cause your skin to age faster. Crafted specially with Singapore’s humid and rainy climate in mind, Forest MD has launched the Silk Sun Screen SPF60 that boasts a higher SPF but with a lighter texture. The ultra-light formula contains silk crystal, aloe vera, nano gold, tremella mushroom extract and green tea to nourish your skin, and dries up really fast upon application, making it perfect to be worn under makeup and still feel comfortable. Best yet, the sun screen is suitable for all skin types, including acne-prone and sensitive skin.

Available in 15ml (S$60) or 50ml (S$98) online.

Giorgio Armani

My Armani To Go Cushion from Armani beauty

The iconic My Armani To Go Case is given a Lunar New Year rebrand, with a limited edition red casing painted with gold Ginkgo leaves in a Shui Mo Hua painting style. The Gingko plant symbolises longevity and health, and gold is of course associated with wealth and power, making the case a collectible item for a blessed year ahead. The case is compatible with My Armani To Go Cushion refill, which comes in 4 different shades that hydrates and protects again UV rays with a SPF23/ PA+++ protection.

The My Armani To Go CNY Collector Case retails at S$56 and is available at Armani beauty ION Orchard Flagship Store, and department counters (Isetan Scotts/ TANGS at Tangs Plaza).

Ultra Facial Barrier Balm With Squalane from Kiehl’s

Ultra Facial Barrier Balm With Squalane from Kiehl’s

Keeping your skin hydrated will work wonders in keeping your skin glowy, and Kiehl’s has introduced their newest hydrating product to keep your face nicely moisturised all day long. The Ultra Facial Barrier Balm with Squalene is a stick balm formulated in a light yet intense hydrating boost of moisture, and is small enough to tuck into a small bag. The highlight ingredient is Squalene, which is a botanical lipid that is easily absorbable into the skin’s barrier to keep it supple and moisturised, along with ceramides and glacial glycoproteins. We’ll definitely be keeping one on our office table, as the air con can dry out our skin quickly!

The Ultra Facial Barrier Balm (S$50) is available online and all Kiehl’s outlets island-wide.


Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Advanced Cream from SHISEIDO

The latest launch from Shiseido’s Vital Perfection line is an Uplifting and Firming Advanced Cream that helps to lift, firm and brighten skin. The moisturizing cream is powered by SafflowerRED and ReNeuraRed Technology to effectively target aging skin and reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and dark spots. Massage the cream into your skin in the morning and night for best results and to ensure that all the cream is absorbed into your skin. For best results, use it together with the Vital Perfection LiftDefine Radiance Night Concentrate, a night serum that repairs and sculpts your skin while you sleep.

The Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Advanced Cream (S$185) and refill (S$155) is now available online and at all Shiseido counters islandwide.

Jo Malone

Rose Amber Cologne from Jo Malone

This year’s CNY also coincides with Valentine’s Day, and the limited edition Rose Amber Cologne is a great addition to your scent library. A sensuous yet spicy scent that adds a bold spicy edge with Clove and Amber, the Rose Amber Cologne shows a deeper expression of the feminine rose scent. The scent is lovely on its own, and can also be used to layer to create your own complex scent. If you prefer something more flowery and mysterious, the Rose & Magnolia is a strong flowery duo combination that will keep you reaching for another spray.

Available online and in all Jo Malone London stores.


Bora Barrier Repair Cream from Drunk Elephant

The Bora Barrier Repair Cream is the overnight remedy for dry and damaged skin or mature skin, . The thick cream is full of ceramides, lipids, minerals, and antioxidants meant to repair and boost recovery of your skin barrier by encouraging collagen production and hydrating. The cream also helps calms redness and irritation, as the minerals has soothing properties too. The Bora Barrier Repair Cream can be used daily for extremely cold or dry climates, or used in rotation you’re your regular moisturiser as and when your skin needs a little extra boost of moisture.

Available Online and Sephora stores islandwide.