It’s been more than a week since we welcomed in 2020 and if you haven’t had the time to start on your skincare resolutions then fret not. With Chinese New Year right around the corner, it only seems to right to spoil ourselves on our cult skincare favourites to stock up for the rest of year — not to mention, these now come with Chinese zodiac and other related CNY motifs.
With the flurry of new items arriving this season, we’ve listed some of the few skincare brands that you can look forward to this Chinese New Year.
FIRST CARE ACTIVATING SERUM EX 2020 LIMITED EDITION
Sulwhasoo’s iconic bestselling First Care Activating Serum EX just got an upgrade. In line with the CNY festivities this year, the luxury beauty brand has given the jumbo-sized bottle a new look which sees the auspicious red packaging with a sophisticated illustration of the rat — a symbol of fertility — together with peony which symbolically represents good fortune and happiness — making it a great gift for you and your loved ones.
First Care Activating Serum EX 2020 Limited Edition, $195. Available at all Sulwhasoo boutique and counters.
ADVANCED GÉNEFIQUE 2020 LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION
Otherwise known as one of the most coveted skincare serums in the market, Lancôme’s Advanced Génefique serum explores a radiant red look to its bottle. With a background that’s long been known to accelerate skin recovery, the Advanced Génefique acts on the microbiome with a complex of 7 prebiotics and probiotic fractions to deliver radiance and hydration to the skin, while reducing fine lines.
Besides that, the serum will also come in a 30ml version and a special jumbo-sized version (100ml) that will last you through the year!
Advanced GÉnefique 2020 Limited Edition collection, $130 (30ML) and $275 (100ml). Available at SEPHORA and all department stores.
IMMORTELLE RESET SERUM
L’OCCITANE is coming in strong with all their new launches this Lunar New Year and they’re dropping quicker than ever. First off on their list — their Immortelle Reset Serum.
Though it may seem like an impossible feat to get clear skin in less than 2 weeks before the Lunar New Year, L’OCCITANE’s bestselling Immortelle Reset serum is said to give you fresh, smooth and glowing skin in less than a week! Besides that, the decadent serum is also housed in a limited-edition, upsized 50ml gold and rouge bottle.
Prefer something that addresses your perennial skin ageing concerns? Peep L’OCCITANE’s iconic gold-standard anti-ageing cream. Infused with the power of organic Immortelle essential oil, the award-winning Divine Cream has been said to deliver a potent dose of anti-ageing benefits to the skin with a luxurious touch that’s lightweight — it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing anything on your skin. Essentially, the moisturiser firms the texture of your skin while it lifts and promotes radiance from within.
As part of the Chinese New Year celebrations, L’OCCITANE will be launching their iconic Divine Cream in an upsized, limited-edition 65ml gold jar — so if you’re looking to quench your skin’s thirst, consider this.
IMMORTELLE RESET SERUM ($135) AND DIVINE CREAM ($190) are NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL L’OCCITANE STORES AND ONLINE.
4. CHARLOTTE TILBURY
Charlotte Tilbury’s coveted Magic Cream just got a festive makeover! Get your skin festive-ready with the brand’s Charlotte’s Magic Cream Lunar New Year Edition. Decked in red and gold, bump up your #shelfie game with this new addition to your routine. Besides its luxurious new packaging, the cream has also been known for its potent mix of rich ingredients such as Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, rosehip oil and frangipani extract that keeps your skin hydrated all day long. Dry, flaky skin begone!
Charlotte’s Magic Cream Lunar New Year Edition ($150) now available at all Sephora.
SUPERMUD CLEARING TREATMENT (LIMITED EDITION)
Want glowing skin for the new year? Who doesn’t? If you’re hard-pressed on finding a mask that works (and that’s worth the splurge), consider Glamglow’s Supermud Clearing Treatment. Get your skin prepped up for the festivities with this mask that’s made to target skin congestions, clogged pores and dead skin cell buildup to give you healthy, clear looking skin. The best part is, this decadent item now comes in a limited edition Year of the Rat tub — adorned with the zodiac animal on its cover accompanied with a sophisticated gold tub.
Supermud® Clearing Treatment (Limited Edition) ($80) now available at Sephora.
6. SUNDAY RILEY
GOOD GENES ALL-IN-ONE LACTIC ACID TREATMENT LUNAR NEW YEAR (LIMITED EDITION)
We’re probably too caught up finding the perfect outfit this Chinese New Year but achieving a flawless complexion to match is certainly one that’s been overlooked too often by many. Sunday Riley presents the latest instalment of their coveted Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment in this bottle — emblazoned in the auspicious red hue. This exfoliating treatment promises to exfoliate your skin; boosting radiance, while reducing the look of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots in just 3 minutes!
Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment Lunar New Year (Limited Edition)($227) NOW AVAILABLE AT SEPHORA.
LIMITED EDITION CLARINS DOUBLE SERUM
Gold plays an essential part of Chinese New Year. With that being said, Clarins has taken things up a notch with their latest addition, the Double Serum with its new packaging that now comes housed in a gold bottle. Aside from its aesthetics, the Double Serum also keeps signs of ageing at bay with an anti-ageing treatment that blends 2 serums in 1 featuring a Hydric + Lipidic formula that absorbs quickly and stimulates the skin’s 5 vital functions.
LIMITED EDITION CLARINS DOUBLE SERUM ($170) NOW AVAILABLE AT clarins boutiques islandwide and ONLINE.
8. ESTÉE LAUDER
ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR SYNCHRONISES RECOVERY COMPLEX II
Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair needs no introduction. A cult favourite for many, the serum has done wonders for the skin; such as dramatically reducing signs of ageing (yes, fine lines and wrinkles included), adding a boost of radiance and hydration for a better complexion. This year, Estée Lauder is celebrating the Lunar New Year with a new look to its design which features a golden keychain with lucky charms and auspicious clouds, exquisitely illustrated
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronizes Recovery Complex II ($175) NOW AVAILABLE AT Estée LAUDER STORES ISLANDWIDE, SEPHORA, AND LAZADA.
SK-II LIMITED EDITION PITERA™ ESSENCE WITH THE ORIGINAL ©DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE
Wrapped in a bright and bold red bottle, the iconic SK-II Limited Edition PITERA Essence bottle sports a new design in celebration of the Year of the Mouse! Whether you’re looking to stock up on this cult favourite essence (that we obviously can’t get enough of), or even to add a touch of colour to your vanity, SK-II’s latest collab with ©Disney’s Mickey Mouse is simply irresistible.
SK-II’s Limited Edition PITERA™ Essence with the Original ©Disney Mickey Mouse ($289) will be available at all SK-II counters islandwide.
PERFECT RENEW REGENERATOR SERUM
Unveiling its limited-edition Bright New Year Collection, LANEIGE welcomes its iconic Perfect Renew Regenerator to kickstart your luminous skincare routine. This time ’round, you’ll find its beauty favourite in auspicious hues of red and gold, accompanied with a whimsical design adorned on its festive packaging. For the uninitiated, the Perfect Renew Regenerator serum from the collection is a highly concentrated serum filled with skin-loving oils, ceramide water, that’s formulated to revitalise and strengthen the skin’s barrier while preventing early signs of ageing. It also adds a radiance-boosting effect to your skin!