December 21, 2015
We have a special love for night creams and sleeping masks – nothing feels better than slathering on a layer of moisturiser before bed, and waking up to skin you can’t help but want to keep caressing. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for new ones to try, since we’re on a constant quest to find the holy grail of night moisturisers. 2016 looks set to be a year of plenty of new options, and we’re beyond excited that we might just find our newest holy grail among these ones launching over the first few months of 2016.
Kenzoki Belle De Jour Dream Night Mask
Kenzoki fans will definitely be excited about the brand’s first anti-ageing sleeping mask, which also contains the white lotus extract for skin revitalisation, found in the rest of the Belle De Jour range. What’s new is the Belle De Nuit extract, from the flower that only blooms at night – this helps reduce the harmful effects of external aggressors accumulated throughout the day, and rebalance your skin while you sleep.
$136, available at Kenzo counters at Metro Paragon, Metro Centrepoint, Robinsons The Heeren, Robinsons Raffles City, Robinsons JEM and Sephora ION from February.
Clé de Peau Beauté La Crème
The ultimate in luxurious night creams comes presented in a glittering diamond of a jar, befitting the top-notch quality of this anti-aging treatment, and the soaring price tag, of course. For 2016, Clé de Peau Beauté has refreshed their iconic La Crème together with the rest of the basic skincare line, with the new Illuminating Complex EX that works on the discovery that the skin is naturally able to process information, so the ingredients help the skin let go of “memories” of its state of imbalance, and take on the clear, radiant identity given by the use of the cream. Basically, really advanced stuff, and the reason behind its price tag.
$875 for 30ml and $1,200 for 50ml, available at Clé de Peau Beauté counters from March.
Biotherm Life Plankton Mask
The Life Plankton is touted by Biotherm as its “miracle ingredient”, for its nutrients and regenerative properties. In this new mask, the Life Plankton is at its most concentrated yet, and it meant to be used two to three times weekly to fight skin damage and soothe the symptoms such as discomfort and redness. Biotherm has also created a silicone-tipped brush to apply this mask, so the gel texture can be more effectively applied over facial contours – the brush is complimentary with purchase of the mask from January to February next year.
$72, available at Biotherm counters from January.
Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque
Here’s a mask you want to keep close for when the haze returns. This one is all about fighting off the harmful effects of pollution from your skin, with orange extract to protect from daily oxidative damage caused by UV rays as well as hinder the oxidation process, and Vitamin E and cilantro seed oils to boost lipid production in the skin and strengthen the skin barrier. It was developed to be used at night, but go ahead and put on a layer in the day to further keep air particles from adhering to the skin.
$49, available at Kiehl’s stores from February.
L’Oréal Hydrafresh Genius Water-Bursting Mask
The idea of water droplets bursting on your skin upon application of the mask sounds just divine. That’s what this sleeping mask promises to do, and the hydration level is strong with ingredients like French spring water, jojoba oil and glycerin.
$29.90, available at Watsons, Guardian, Sasa, and selected department stores and major supermarkets and hypermarkets from January.
ETUDE HOUSE Moistfull Collagen Sleeping Pack
The popular Moistfull Collagen line undergoes a reformulation in 2016, with a new patented ingredient called the Aqua Stream Complex to keep the moisturising agents found in the formulas, the Super Collagen Water and Baobab Water, flowing like a stream within capsules that are continuously released to keep skin hydrated over a longer time.
$22.90, available at ETUDE HOUSE stores from January.