December 8, 2015
Presenting edition #5 of our NYLON Singapore x Vanity Trove Beauty Box – this time round, we’ve included a good number of premium skincare and haircare products for you to try, and many of these brands are ones that have a cult following. So at $38, this box is as good a beauty deal as you can get.
Here’s a look at what’s in this edition of the box:
IN THE BOX:
1. Intercosmo Il Magnifico Mask Spray x 2 (12ml)
2. LANEIGE Water Bank Essence_Ex (10ml)
3. Curél Moisture Lotion II (8ml), Moisture Face Milk (8ml) and Intensive Moisture Cream (4g)
4. Bioderma Sensibio H2O (20ml)
5. Shiseido Professional The Hair Care Luminoforce Mask (50g)
6. Cosme Decorté Liposome Treatment Liquid (14ml)
7. Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel SPF 50+/PA++++ (15ml)
8. MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask (1 piece)
9. The History of WHOO Gongjinhyang: Seol Whitening Skin Balancer (20ml), Whitening Lotion (20ml), and Whitening & Moisture Cream (4ml)
1. INTERCOSMO IL MAGNIFICO MASK SPRAY
This is a product that meets basically all your haircare needs in one spray bottle. It promises 10 benefits, covering everything from repairing damaged hair, to protecting your hair colour, to adding body and volume. Intercosmo is an Italian professional haircare brand that can be found in many salons, and it promises a visible difference in your tresses – plus it’s hard to resist a product that makes taking care of our hair so convenient. Just spritz on wet or dry hair, and there’s no need to rinse.
2. LANEIGE WATER BANK ESSENCE_EX
LANEIGE’s global bestseller is a moisture essence that counts hydra ion mineral water, quinoa extract, olive squalane and tilandsia plant extract to penetrate the skin with moisture, and keep it there for an entire day. This product has continued to do so well because it’s fuss-free, yet it simply works. If you’ve never tried this iconic product, there’s no better time than this edition of the beauty box.
$60 for 60ml, available at LANEIGE boutiques and counters. laneige.com.sg
3. CURÉL MOISTURE LOTION II, MOISTURE FACE MILK AND INTENSIVE MOISTURE CREAM
If you’ve got dry, sensitive skin, this is the skincare regime you need. The Moisture Lotion II contains eucalyptus extract that penetrates the skin up to the stratum corneum so skin is moisturised from within; there’s also a Moisture Lotion III that moisturises more richly. The Moisture Face Milk goes on after the Moisture Lotion, and further hydrates and strengthens the skin barrier function with a ceramide functioning ingredient. As a last step, the Intensive Moisture Cream locks in the moisture and keeps skin feeling baby-soft.
Curél Moisture Lotion II, $28.80 for 150ml; Moisture Face Milk, $32.80 for 120ml; and Intensive Moisture Cream, $38.80 for 40g. Available at Watsons and Guardian stores. curel.com.sg
4. BIODERMA SENSIBIO H2O
This cult micellar water has been deemed the “holy grail makeup remover” by makeup professionals because of its ability to cleanly remove the toughest of makeup, even with its light texture (it feels just like water, and has no scent), and its suitability even for sensitive skin. We’re fans of this as well, and this little 20ml bottle is perfect for taking along on your travels.
$40.90 for 500ml, available at Watsons and Guardian stores. facebook.com/biodermasingapore
5. SHISEIDO PROFESSIONAL THE HAIR CARE LUMINOFORCE MASK
Slather this on severely damaged hair, and you’ll see a significant difference after rinsing it off. It works by restoring the lipids in the hair, by using olive-derived squalane to soften, S-hyaluronic acid to moisturise, and evening primrose oil and arginine to keep hair glossy. Use this twice or thrice a week.
$66 for 200g, available at selected salons. See full salon listing at facebook.com/shiseidoprofessional.
6. COSME DECORTÉ LIPOSOME TREATMENT LIQUID
This lotion is seriously about keeping your skin free from aging, as the technology was 12 years in the making, and is the first lotion to function on a multi-layered liposome technology. It targets skin capacitors, which are what retain moisture in the skin. Loquat leaf and butcher’s broom root extract are encapsulated in micro-liposomes that penetrate the deeper layers of the skin and expand the size of the skin capacitors, so the skin’s moisture retention abilities are improved in the long run.
$157 for 170ml, available at Cosme Decorte counters at Takashimaya, Isetan Scotts, Metro Centrepoint, Isetan Katong and the pop-up store at Isetan Jurong. kose.com.sg/cosmedecorte
7. BIORÉ UV AQUA RICH WATERY GEL SPF 50+/PA++++
This sunscreen might look humble, but it was the winner of the sunscreen category in this year’s NYLON Singapore Beauty Hit List. The judges loved it for its light gel texture that is absorbed into the skin easily – none of that greasy feel and white tinge some sunscreens tend to leave behind. Its pretty high sun protection factor helped, too.
$18.90 for 90ml, available at Watsons and Guardian stores. kao.com/sg/biore
8. MEGRHYTHM STEAM EYE MASK
You can call this mask a sight for sore eyes – this mask heats up to 40°C for 10 minutes upon application, so it’s like treating your eyes to a steam bath. Trust the Japanese to come up with something clever like that. You can pack this on your next long bus or plane ride.
$6.50 per piece, available at Watsons, Guardian and Tokyu Hands stores. kao.com/sg/megrhythm
9. THE HISTORY OF WHOO GONGJINHYANG: SEOL WHITENING SKIN BALANCER, WHITENING LOTION, AND WHITENING & MOISTURE CREAM
For the uninitiated, The History of WHOO is a Korean luxury skincare brand with an interesting premise: it promises products fit for an empress. That means luxurious herbal formulas that include ingredients such as deer antler, white ginseng and gingko for clearer and smoother skin. The Gongjinhyang: Seol range is a good introduction to the brand, with a toner, lotion and cream to make up a full whitening and moisturising regime. One of the key ingredients is wild chrysanthemum, which halts melanin synthesis for brighter skin.
The History of WHOO Gongjinhyang: Seol Whitening Skin Balancer, $75 for 130ml; Whitening Lotion, $89 for 110ml; and Whitening & Moisture Cream, $205 for 60ml. Available at The History of WHOO counter at TANGS at Tang Plaza. facebook.com/thehistoryofwhoosingapore
The November edition of the NYLON Singapore x Vanity Trove Beauty Box, available soon on vanitytrove.com/nylon.