Trending Skincare Brands That Will Give You A Run For Your Money

Finding the right skincare routine — that actually works for your skin — is a process that requires the right products, due diligence and of course, time. And with the ever-growing number of brands entering into the beauty industry, we know how tough it may seem to sieve out which products are hits and misses. I mean, proper makeup application can do wonders for us girls but it isn’t entirely possible if it’s not for a good skincare routine.

Below, you’ll discover some of the trendy, phenomenal skincare brands that have been making headlines in the scene — from skin smoothies that’ll quench your dry skin, to revolutionary facial cleansing devices that give a whole new meaning to the term ‘cleansing’. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to set your wallets aside, and start taking down notes because these trending skincare brands are poised to give you a run for your money.

1. Drunk Elephant

Drunk Elephant’s line of products (Photo Courtesy)

Launched recently in Sephora in early November, Drunk Elephant has made waves with their iconic range of skincare products — and most notably their skin smoothies. In an interview with Tiffany Masterson, she mentions that “the reason why Drunk Elephant works for a lot of people is simply that the products do not contain any of the Suspicious 6 ingredients, which are commonly found in a ton of other skincare brands”.

Referred to as one of the must-have holy grail products in any skincare routine, the range also includes the highly coveted Marula Oil that is said to nourish, soothe and revive dull looking skin with just a few drops!

Drunk Elephant A-Passioni™ Retinol Cream, $105. Available at Sephora.

Aside from that, the brand has also just released its own A-Passioni Retinol Cream that’s formulated to help with the appearance of fine lines, deep wrinkles and sun damage  — unveiling a more radiant and vibrant complexion. The perfect solution for your skincare needs especially when you’re stuck living in a hot, tropical climate like Singapore’s. 

Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream will be available at and in-stores at Sephora ION on 14 Feb 2019. 


FOREO LUNA 2 For Normal Skin ($319), FOREO UFO mini Smart Mask Treatment device ($267), and FOREO LUNA mini 2 ($225). Available online at FOREO and TANGS.

Going to bed with makeup on is like sending a cordial invite to skin problems. To have a good and thorough cleanse, try FOREO’s range of products. Yes, it might burn a hole in your wallet but we can’t help but agree that these revolutionary facial cleansing devices really do live up to our expectations when it comes to cleansing (without stripping your skin of its natural oils).

Available online and in-stores at Sephora, FOREO’s line of products come in an assortment of shapes and sizes with different functionalities. If you’re looking for a good cleansing brush that doesn’t require much maintenance (and helps with anti-ageing at the same time), try their LUNA 2. However, if you’re willing to try something different (and expensive), the FOREO UFO mini Smart Mask Treatment device might just be the right one for you! Yes, you would’ve probably seen every single influencer in the world with a pic of these devices on your Instagram but we genuinely think it’s worth a shot if you’re willing to spend a bit more cash on skincare. Besides, beautiful skin does come with a price, no?

The FOREO LUNA 2 ($319), FOREO UFO mini Smart Mask Treatment device, and FOREO LUNA mini 2 ($225) are now available at FOREO and TANGS. 

3. Sunday Riley

Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment ($148) and Martian Mattifying Melting Water-gel Toner. Available at Sephora.

With a cult following of beauty fans and Sephora VIBs around the world, Sunday Riley, has lived up to its promise in providing high-performance skincare with its line of products. Most popularly, their range includes a Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner that is said to diminish the shine that your skin might be prone to throughout the day. Goodbye to forehead shine!

Another bestselling product from Sunday Riley is also, none other than, the All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment. Formulated with high potency, purified grade lactic acid, the treatment is said to exfoliate dull, pore-clogging dead skin cells for brighter, radiant looking skin!

Available online at and in-stores at Sephora.

4. Tatcha

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist ($69) and Polish Classic Foaming Enzyme Powder ($95). Available at Sephora.

Next up on our series of trending beauty brands is, of course, the highly coveted Japanese-inspired brand, Tatcha.

When it comes to working with good skin, the first step in achieving the perfect base is to use the right skincare regime. And what better way to get the perfect canvas to work with than with cruelty-free products that are both gentle and penetrates deep into the skin. For instance, the brand’s best-loved product, the Luminous Dewy Skin Mist. Whether you’re using it under or over your makeup, this fine mist is said to boost the moisture levels of your skin while giving it a dewy, glowing finish. A great addition to your stash if you’re still a fan of glass-skin finishes.

They also have a Rice Polish that works to exfoliate your skin with its pure Japanese ingredients. All you need is to pour half a teaspoon of the powder into your hands, rub it together and lather it all over your face for a deep thorough cleanse! Essentially what you’ll get is a smooth, makeup-ready canvas that makes makeup application much easier.

Available online at and in-stores at Sephora.

5. Mario Badescu

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, $36. Available at Sephora.

Dealing with acne is never an easy situation. Whether you’re still in your pubescent years or even if you’re an adult, acne will usually present itself in the worse of situations. Thankfully, for an alternative solution to fix your skincare woes, try Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion. Celebrities, YouTubers and a ton of other beauty fans swear by this product because, well, it really does work. All you need is to dab a bit of the lotion on your zits or whiteheads, and let it sit overnight. By morning, you’ll notice that all these suckers would have dried up!

Available online at and in-stores at Sephora. 

6. Glossier 

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser (USD9) and Exfoliating Skin Perfector (USD24). Available at Glossier.

Packed in its millennial-pink bottles and aesthetically pleasing tubes, cult beauty brand, Glossier, has made a name for itself in the world of beauty. If you identify yourself as a bonafide minimalist, well, this brand is a match made in heaven for you.

Apart from its popular range of makeup products like the Boy Brow, Glossier, also offers a wide selection of skincare items to meet your every skincare need. Take, for instance, their Milky Jelly Cleanser. For one who doesn’t have the patience to double cleanse on the daily (or if you’re looking for something to remove all that gunk off your face after a long and tiring day out), this holy grail product is definitely worth the try.

The brand also has an Exfoliating Skin Perfector solution that works to exfoliate your skin gently to remove dead skin cells and unclog healthy skin from beneath the skin’s surface.

Available online at Glossier

7. Herbivore

Herbivore Botanicals Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Crème, $72. Available at Sephora.

It’s clear that we all live in a fast-paced world where we can’t always afford the time to pamper ourselves let alone our skin with the right amount of TLC. But that doesn’t give us a reason to cheat on any of our skincare regimes. Enter Herbivore’s Pink Cloud. If you haven’t had enough millennial-pink products to your vanity, then this moisturiser’s worth a shot. The Rosewater Moisture Cremè works to melt into your skin, creating a  hydrated, dewy, and smooth canvas while reducing the appearance of redness which many are prone to experiencing. The best part is, the moisturiser is suitable for all skin types and it doesn’t give a greasy, oily or sticky finish!

Available online at and in-stores at Sephora.