5 Skincare essentials to pack for your autumn-winter getaway


By Gwen Ong

5 Skincare essentials to pack for your autumn-winter getaway


With the blink of an eye, we’re inching closer and closer to the end of the year. If you’re counting down the days to your annual autumn-winter holiday, it’s never too early to start on your skincare edits. One size does NOT fit all; similarly what might be suitable for you here in our tropical country may not work well for the cold climate you’re heading to. It’s not surprising then to see your skin gets flaky and dry as soon as you touch down. Below are some new skincare essentials that will help to protect your skin so your vacation selfies will look flawless sans filter.


Sisley Velvet Nourishing Cream 


The cold will have nothing on you! This is dubbed the 2-in-1 cream that can protect the skin by day and repair by night from the effects of dryness. At the heart of its formulation is a new active ingredient saffron flower to comfort the skin against tightness and redness. The cream also contains a combination of three oils – cottonseed, macadamia and sunflower seed – that are rich in omega 6, 7 and 9, which works to strengthen the lipids so your skin stays supple. When applied, the cream instantly hydrates the skin and locks in moisture.



Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Dew Concentrate


Featuring a triple blend of alpha hydroxyl acids, three forms of hyaluronate and Asian fruit extract, this water-based serum from Philosophy is all about the glow. The lightweight texture packs a punch with its 24-hour hydration properties to keep dryness at bay, so you’ll have a radiant complexion with even skin tone.



Starskin The Gold Mask 


When travelling, masking is a quick and easy way to restore balance to the skin. Try this Starskin bio-cellulose mask that is enriched with a powerful serum complex including evening primrose extract to nourish the skin; pure colloidal gold to plump up the skin; gingko biloba leaf extract to boost collagen production; and kudzu root extract to brighten skin. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes to get a glowing complexion.



It Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream


Based off the brand’s best-selling super cream, this targeted eye care is developed with plastic surgeons to transform your eye area. It’s inevitable that when travelling, sleep is the first thing you compromise and in place, panda eyes. Get instant wide-awake peepers with this moisturising eye cream from It Cosmetics that has an anti-ageing concentrate to plump up skin and reduce dark circles and puffiness. It also has light-correcting technology to visibly brighten the eye area.



Dr Jart Ceramidin Lipair

One of the areas that is prone to dryness and flakes when travelling in a cold country is your lips. Take on your sightseeing trips with this moisturising lip treatment from Dr Jart. It contains five kinds of hyaluronic acid and nourishing oils from camellia and safflower to soothe irritations. The melting gel texture is great on dry lips without leaving any sticky residue, so you can pucker up on the go.


Explore More