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5 Beauty buys this month that will give you better, brighter skin


By Wei Yeen Loh

5 Beauty buys this month that will give you better, brighter skin


Biotherm Life Plankton Clear Essence


The next time you reel upon a whiff of Biotherm’s signature active ingredient Life Plankton, just know that this fermented living ingredient will work absolute wonders on your skin. Good things don’t necessarily smell equally as good, and need we mention how fragrance can be the worst form of skin irritant? Biotherm’s latest Life Plankton Clear Essence is one to get if you are looking for a less oily version of its predecessor. With 5% Life Plankton (the highest concentration yet) in the ultra-light formula, it clarifies skin while leaving it brighter and smoother within eight days.


Organique by Olinda Spring Whitening Day Care Lotion


New Australian skincare brand Organique by Olinda Spring has a promising whitening range for anyone who’s looking to reduce appearance of dark spots and signs of ageing. Case in point: the Whitening Day Care Lotion offers way more than merely skin-whitening properties with vitamin B3 and C, along with magnolia and rice extracts to protect skin from environmental stress. Magnolia extract is an antioxidant to prevent UV-induced pigmentation, while rice extract serves as a skin moisturiser while increasing skin elasticity.


Origins Original Skin Matte Moisturizer with Willowherb


You’ve heard of matte primers, makeup bases, and the like—but what about a matte moisturiser? Origins is upping the game with the new Matte Moisturiser with Willowherb from the Original Skin line, and here’s why you should be excited: this oil-free moisturiser gives you a matte glow while refining skin texture and minimising the appearance of pores. If that sounds promising, the formula might entice you further—it has Pink Rock rose, chestnut seed extract and Canadian willowherb, while orange and lavender essential oils make for a calming, scent-sorial experience.


Shiseido Waso Purifying Peel Off Mask


Nothing’s more gratifying than peeling off a face mask that helps strip away all the dirt and gunk off your face. If that sounds like something you enjoy doing, get this purifying peel-off pack from Shiseido Waso. The star ingredient here is red shiso, a Japanese herb rich in minerals and antioxidants, and is known for its antiseptic and detoxification properties. This pearly red mask will reach any crevices of your skin (including those hard-to-clear pores) to unclog and clear away skin impurities. Prepared to say hello to a new you right after.


Innisfree Jeju Orchid Eye Cream


Innisfree’s popular Jeju Orchid range gets a reboot with a more eco-friendly extraction process to preserve the active ingredients of the plant. What transpired is the Orchid Elixir 2.0, infused into the Jeju Orchid line alongside hyaluronic acid (from Jeju green beans) to leave the skin firmer, brighter and more nourished. One to add to your beauty routine is this Jeju Orchid Eye Cream from the revamped line—gently massage this eye cream around the eye area and let your skin soak up the goodness before you tuck in.

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