Beauty Buzz: SK-II Studios launches an anthology series featuring Olympic Stars, plus more beauty news


By Redzhanna Jazmin

Beauty Buzz: SK-II Studios launches an anthology series featuring Olympic Stars, plus more beauty news

If the MCO 3.0 has left you with too much free time and you’re now looking for some film recommendations come movie night, we may have some ideas. From SK-II’s animated film series starring and Olympian-studded cast to Chanel’s ‘Celebrity By’ in honour of 100 years of No. 5, explore the latest in beauty-led film. Alternatively, you can also find the latest brand collaborations and revamps to shop ASAP ahead:

SK-II launches ‘The VS Series’, an animated anthology

Fun fact: SK-II (yes, that SK-II) has a new film studio division, SK-II Studio, and it has a groundbreaking animated anthology series in tow for viewers. The ‘VS’ Series features some of the world’s top Olympic athletes, including gymnast Simone Biles, swimmer Liu Xiang, table tennis player Ishikawa Kasumi, badminton duo and Olympic gold medalists Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo, surfer Mahina Maeda, and Japan volleyball player Hinotori Nippon.

The inspiring, f­­irst-of-its-kind series is comprised of a collection of six films based on the authentic female experiences of each athlete, exploring the societal pressures put on women and how they can be overcome. Each pressure is stylised as a ‘kaiju‘ (translates to “strange beast” in Japanese) and the athletes will set out to defeat their individual beast.

The films feature the works of global world-class content creators from award-winning animation studios such as Imaginary Forces, Passion Pictures, Platige Image and C3, as well as original soundtracks penned by singers like John Legend and Lexie Liu.

PS: In conjunction with the release of The ‘VS’ Series, the brand has a virtual city—SK-II CITY—where you can watch all six films in the anthology and access exclusive behind-the-scenes content!

Chanel celebrates a century of No. 5 with a short film— ‘Celebrity By’

READ100 Years of Celebrity: Chanel No. 5 in the words of perfumer Olivier Polge

In case you missed it, one of the world’s most iconic fragrance is turning 100 years old this year, and it is celebrating the milestone with a short film featuring six star-studded voices: Marion Cotillard, Lil Buck, Graydon Carter, Marie-Agnès Gillot, Hung Huang, and Laurie Santos.

Find out more about the campaign here.

Laneige presents their new Radian-C Cream x Brunch Brother collaboration

Have you heard of Laneige’s Radian-C Cream? Micro-dark spots, air pollution, and harmful UV rays are no match for this vitamin C-packed skincare essential, which works to tackle dark spots before they can even emerge, brightening the skin and curbing dullness.

Well, the best-seller has just gotten a makeover, and it’s unbelievably cute! The limited-edition packaging comes in collaboration with Korean stationary brand Brunch Brother. The set features Brunch Toast and Brunch Duck; two adorable characters that are bound to look great on any vanity.

PS: If you’d like to score a set of Brunch Brother stickers, you can find them with every purchase of this limited-edition set!

Available from 1st June 2021 at Laneige Boutiques and counters, their website, or through here.

Guerlain commits to protecting the bees like never before


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World Bee Day (20th May) may have come and gone, but the fight to preserve our pollinators is ever ongoing. Currently, around 75 per cent of cultivated plants and 90 per cent of wild flowering plants are dependent on pollinators, but there is an issue—the bees are disappearing. With the annual honeybee mortality rate at 30 per cent, our biodiversity is being threatened, and we need to act fast.

That is why programmes such as the UNESCO Women for Bees programme, the French Observatory of Apidology (OFA), and the Guerlain For Bees Conservation Programme are so important. Luxury beauty house Guerlain, in particular, has been a long-standing supporter in bee conservation, with the bee being a key inspiration behind most of their best-selling products.

In light of World Bee Day and International Day for Biological Diversity, which took place on the 20th of May and the 22nd of May respectively, the House donated 20 per cent of its worldwide sales in these two days, as well as 20 euros for every repost of its World Bee Day Instagram image featuring the hashtags #Guerlain, #WorldBeeDay, and #GuerlainForBees.

The brand’s muse, Angelina Jolie, showed her support for bee conservation with a poignant campaign by National Geographic and Guerlain.


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Eve Lom launches the limited edition Begin & End Dual Pack

If you’ve been looking for a great deal on Eve Lom’s iconic Multi-Benefit Cleansing Balm and Moisture Cream, you’re in luck—the best-sellers are now available in a limited set, complete with a Muslin Cloth.

The Multi-Benefit Cleansing Balm isn’t just a fluffy name, either—it serves as a makeup remover, a cleanser, a toner, a hydration step, and an exfoliant (when used with the muslin cloth during removal) all-in-one!

Used together with the Moisture Cream, which utilises “flash-filler” ingredients like hyaluronic acid to provide up to 72 hours of anti-oxidant hydration, the duo are a wonderful, pampering experience.


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