The Lunar New Year is coming up soon (this January 22, to be exact), so naturally our favourite beauty brands are here to help you ring in the Year of the Rabbit looking your best.
Our CNY beauty gift guide is full of opulent and indulgent beauty must-haves that are sure to welcome prosperity into your 2023. From flacons decorated with traditionally-inspired artwork to your favourite formulations in jumbo sizes (and even bolder hues of crimson), find the prettiest and most auspicious CNY beauty collections to shop right now:
If you’d like to kick off the Year of the Rabbit with a killer mane, Dyson is here to help. The brand’s viral Airwrap and Supersonic machines now come in a limited-edition colourway that is as efficient as it is auspicious.
The new colourway subverts the traditional red associated with the Lunar New Year and Valentine’s day, instead drawing inspiration from the humble mandarin—a staple fruit at any CNY that symbolises luck.
Both hair styling machines come encased in a byzantine purple case, and should you make your purchase directly from the brand, you’ll receive a Detangling Comb as a gift.
Tatcha’s The Essence is sporting a new crimson-red look for the Lunar New Year! The redesign sees the iconic hydrator decorated with blooms of ume (Japanese plum) to signify the welcome of spring.
Available at Sephora.
Your favourite sunscreen just got a makeover and it’s beyond cute. The Unseen Sunscreen now comes in this limited-edition CNY packaging that is equal parts festive and auspicious—it’s the perfect way to keep your skin protected throughout the season!
Available at Sephora.
Hop into the Lunar New Year with smoother, firmer, and more radiant skin—Decorté has launched a limited-edition version of their Liposome Advanced Repair Serum. Each drop is filled with one trillion multilayer bio-liposomes, each of which is packed with plant-based ingredients that are tailored to strengthen, revitalise and condition dull, tired skin.
Available at Decorté counters and online.
Fans of plumper, brighter and more resilient skin, roll up—the Kose Sekkisei Vitalising Serum is here, and it’s just gotten a limited-edition makeover for Chinese New Year.
Harnessing the powers of the potent black yeast probiotic—an ingredient cultured from fermented Japanese dried persimmons—it takes just two to three pumps of the product to see bouncier, better skin.
Available online here.
Fresh Beauty’s offering for the Year Of The Rabbit comes in collaboration with papercutting artist Qiu Jia. Inspired by traditional Chinese folk art, the limited-edition Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence is decorated with the ingredients of its formulation, delicately cut out by Qiu and symbolising prosperity and a bright future.
Available in-store and online soon.
Clé de Peau Beauté
Clé de Peau Beauté’s cult-favourite hero products, The Serum and Hydro-Softening Lotion, have just gotten an auspicious makeover for the upcoming Lunar New Year. Created in collaboration with print designer Tashi Tsering, the limited-edition packaging is adorned with gold leaf motifs and peonies—a symbol of female beauty and a treat for the vanity.
Available at Clé de Peau Beauté counters and E-Boutique from Jan
What better way is there to start the Lunar New Year than with a fresh routine to get you in the festive spirit? Kiehl’s has got your skin covered with their CNY collection, which features artwork by famed illustrator Shan Jiang—the brand’s 5th collection with the illustrator to date.
In the collection, you’ll find the Ultra Facial Cream (RM139 for 50ml), the Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner (RM170 for 250ml) and the Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque (RM149 for 125ml)
Available online and in-store.
Dr Dennis Gross
To help you achieve your new year glow, Dr Dennis Gross has come through with a limited-edition box of the cult-favourite Alpha Beta Daily Peel. The box has 35 peels included (you heard that right—there are five extra peels in there!), each of which is packed with five AHAs and BHAs to lift away dead skin cells and resurface the skin.
Available at Sephora from 29 Dec onwards.
Jurlique’s best-selling Rose Body Oil now comes in a jumbo size with a unique design for the Lunar New Year. Made with the best of nature’s offerings, the oil is made up of a blend of safflower and jojoba oil enriched with the Rosa gallica hybrid rose petals from the Jurlique Adelaide Hills fam.
Available online or at Jurlique counters.
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