Beauty buzz: Lumi Beauty celebrates three years with Lumi Land, Freia Aesthetics opens in Malaysia and more beauty news

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By Redzhanna Jazmin

Beauty buzz: Lumi Beauty celebrates three years with Lumi Land, Freia Aesthetics opens in Malaysia and more beauty news

October is proving to be a month of hot headlines in beauty—from the best pop-ups to visit to new ways to support good causes and feed your inner beauty junkie, read on! 


Aesop opens its eighth abode in Malaysia

It’s all in the details at Aesop’s brand-new storefront at Pavilion Damansara Heights! Inspired by the traditional Malay home, Rumah Panggung, the Australian brand’s newest storefront is structured around a central ceiling lightwell, under which rests the brand’s iconic communal basin.

In addition to offering a tranquil escape for shoppers, the new signature store also provides shoppers with a space to return and recycle empty containers for collection. For each Aesop container collected, a donation of RM2 will be made to support Zero Waste Malaysia.

Aesop is located at Lot 2.49.01 in Pavilion Damansara Heights Mall.


Lumi Beauty celebrates its third birthday with Lumi Land


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Wallets at the ready! To celebrate three whole years of Lumi Beauty, the local brand has transformed the Concourse at Bangsar Village II into a pastel dream. Stocking OG Lumi favourites alongside newer launches and exclusive merch, you can shop ’til you drop and even bag some exclusive prizes while you’re at it!

Lumi Land is open until the 5th of November 2023 from 10am to 10pm.


Freia Aesthetics opens in KL

You may recognise this cult facial spot from Singapore—founded by Serene Seah-Ma and Dr Harold Ma, the award-winning, premier medi spa has garnered a significant following over its decade of operation, and has finally made its first expansion onto our shores. Nestled in the heart of The Five, the facial treatment spa is decked with stunning interiors and offers a treatment menu personally curated by Seah-Ma herself.

Each treatment blends the best of cutting-edge medical technology with the best that premium skincare has to offer. The best part? For a limited time only, Freia is offering 50 per cent off on your first facial (for treatments over RM650).

Book an appointment here.


The Dior Prestige Rose Gallery comes to KL

In honour of Dior Beauty’s newest reverse ageing serum, Prestige Le Nectar Premier, the luxury house is bringing the Dior Prestige Rose Gallery to the Permata Sapura Tower in Kuala Lumpur. For eight days, starting from October 15 to October 22, visitors will be able to step through the sensorial rose gallery, discover Dior Prestige’s renowned La Micro-Huile De Rose Advanced Face Serum and La Créme, explore an interactive immersive room, personalise their products and even experience bespoke consultation services.

In addition, the first-ever Dior Rose Café will be unveiled with the gallery. Inspired by the rose garden in Normandy, France, the Dior Rose Café will be serving up gourmet delicacies and logo-emblazoned beverages inspired by the iconic Rose de Granville. Book an appointment now to secure your spot!

For more information and bookings, click here.


Rare Beauty is donating all of its proceeds to the Rare Impact Fund for World Mental Health Day

This Mental Health Day, Make a Rare Impact with Sephora and Rare Beauty. On the 10th of October, Sephora will be donating 100 per cent of Rare Beauty product sales to the Rare Impact Fund for its Make a Rare Impact campaign, a partnership that aims to boost global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. “I created the Rare Impact Fund with the goal of increasing access to mental health services and education for young people, which is something I wish I had when I was younger,” says Selena Gomez, founder of Rare Beauty.

One per cent of all Rare Beauty sales have been donated to the Rare Impact Fund since the brand’s launch in 2020, and the fund has since raised a total of $6 million in contributions and distributed over $3 million in grant support to organisations globally. So far, the proceeds have reached more than 740,000 young people, 10,000 teachers and administrators and 367 educational systems globally.

Find out more about the Rare Impact Fund here.


Estée Lauder Companies turns the Twin Towers pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

If you had a look at the Petronas Twin Towers on Tuesday, you may have noticed something a little different. The towers were illuminated in hot pink to mark the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as well as the launch of The Campaign from Estée Lauder Companies. For 30 years, the beauty conglomerate has been dedicated to the fight against breast cancer, and this year is no different.

In addition to the light display, the brand has awareness-raising activities planned to run throughout the month of October, including the KLCC Park Pink Walk and a specially curated High Tea at the Mandarin Oriental.

To learn more about the Breast Cancer Campaign, click here. To donate to the cause, click here. To shop in support of Breast Cancer Awareness, click here.


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