Online shopping is more important than ever during this stay-home period, and my, are we glad that technology exists — how else are we going to get food and groceries delivered straight to our homes, or replenish a precious cleanser we’ve unfortunately run out of? We’re blessed indeed.
Thankfully, there’s more good news to look forward to. If it feels like you’ve been holding back on your beauty buys these couple of months, this upcoming sale might be the best time to get your money’s worth of products — Shopee’s Beauty Bonanza will be happening from 6 May to 12 May!
During this online shopping event, exclusive daily deals go as steep as 75% off, while there are also $48 Brand Boxes worth up to $128 and Daily Sure-Win Giveaways for Beautyholics members, as a good way to try out new beauty products.
Here’s a list of daily themed collections to look out for:
– 6 May: Luxe Holy Grails (Sasa, Laneige, Braun)
– 7 May: Drugstore (Vichy / La-Roche Posay, Revlon, Johnson & Johnson, The Body Shop)
– 8 May: Drugstore (Canmake, Unilever, D’Program)
– 9 May: K-Beauty (Virvici, Grafen, Wishtrend)
– 10 May: K-Beauty (Innisfree, Etude House, CNP)
– 11 May: Collagen & Weight Management (Kinohimitsu, Hello Japan, Skinnymint)
– 12 May: D-Day (Medicube / Aprilskin, Maybelline, L’Oreal Paris, Garnier, Olay, Watashi)
Beautyholics members also get additional perks, including being able to take part in a daily beauty bundle giveaway worth up to $200, along with receiving a $10 Grabfood voucher if you spend over $60 on any items in the Beauty & Personal Care category, while stocks last.
Also, from 5 May to 12 May, The Body Shop will be having a free shipping storewide promotion as they are one of Shopee’s newly-partnered brands. With just a minimum spend of $50, Shopee will be gifting you a limited edition The Body Shop Drawstring Pouch.
Ahead, we’ve got a helpful list of beauty recommendations so you’re going into this sale equipped, with the knowledge of the best deals, that is.
If you’re up for staying productive and self-improvement this season, mark your calendars and tune in to Shopee’s Stay Home, Stay Productive campaign, with livestreams covering various topics ranging from TikTok Food Hacks to home organisation tips — you can be sure there’s something for everyone! #StayProductive
We’ll jump right in, so you can hit “add to cart” asap!
Enter promo code <NYLONBB> for $7 off your purchase with a min. spend of $15, valid till 2 October 2020, 23:59. Only for new users.
ONLY ON 6 MAY
1. Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser, 500ml — $58 (O.P. $129)
Cleansers should always be gentle for your skin, and you can be assured that this one by Dermalogica, a brand that’s committed to skin health, is a particularly calming and non-irritating formula that’s safe for even hypersensitive skin. The UltraCalming Cleanser serves its primary function of cleansing your face of daily impurities, including eye makeup. It also goes one step further — an exclusive Anti-Ozanate Complex protects your face against environmental factors such as pollution, temperature extremes, stress, diet, hormonal changes, or cosmetic allergies. At the same time, there’s Lavender, Echinacea and Raspberry extracts for their anti-inflammatory properties.
2. Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner, 250ml — $42 (O.P. $69)
Many brands tout the use of rose water in their toners, but it’s hard to beat Fresh’s Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner and its real floating rose petals! This tried-and-tested formula is one of our favourites, mostly for how it leaves our skin silky-soft and hydrated. Think, rose in all forms: you’ve got a rose fruit extract well-known for its toning properties, along with soothing rose water and nourishing rose flower oil. Aside, the alcohol-free toner doesn’t strip the skin, contains Angelica Leaf to help absorb moisture, and has Hyaluronic Acid to boost hydration and keep our skin balanced. The rest of your skincare products will go on like a dream after.
3. Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, 50ml — $80 (O.P. $150)
As one of Shiseido’s flagship skincare products, expect the Shiseido Ultimune to be as formidable as it sounds. The brand’s #1 serum relies on forward-thinking technology to power its formula; here, the breakthrough is skincare that aims to boost your skin’s ability to defend itself and stay resilient, via ImuGeneration Technology as well as antioxidant-rich reishi mushroom and iris root extracts that strengthens skin and restores its firmness. With continued use, you’ll get healthy skin that preserves its fine properties, while looking dewy, smoother and supple. You can also use it as a pre-serum to boost the efficacy of your other skincare products.
ONLY ON 7 MAY
4. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Micro-Peeling Purifying Gel Cleanser, 200ml — $27.68 (O.P. $36.90)
Trust La-Roche Posay to come up with a cleanser that’s effective for both the face and body! The French pharmaceutical brand has a micro-peeling gel cleanser under their Effaclar range, suitable for those with oily and acne-prone skin, which though proven to be effective is less scary than it sounds. We’re talking about skin-friendly chemical exfoliation that doesn’t further irritate your skin. Active ingredients such as 2% salicylic acid + LHA, zinc, and glycerin work hard on deeply unclogging pores from dead skin cells and sebum, while also regulating sebum secretion and correcting imperfections without causing discomfort. If you’ve been looking for a solution to acne, whether on your face or chest and back, it’s high time to consider this.
5. [ 1 + 1 ] Revlon Best-Seller Super Lustrous Lipstick Twin Bundle — $10.90 (O.P. $37.80)
We may not have many makeup items on this list, but with a bundle that gives your two Revlon lipsticks for the price of one, you won’t want to miss out on this deal! Revlon’s Lustrous Lipstick is a beloved and reliable formula that packs vibrant colour while still feeling smooth and lightweight on your lips, infused with vitamin E and avocado oil for added moisturising properties. Here, you pick two favourite satin-finish colours before adding to cart — if you ask us, we’d go for 130 Rose Velvet for its flattering nude shade, and 654 Ravish Me Red for that classic red hue.
6. [Bundle of 3] Neutrogena Rainbath Refreshing Shower and Bath Gel (473ml) and Green Tea & Pear (473ml) x 1 — $38.90 (O.P. $71.60)
Shower gels are essential, though we often settle for less-than-spectacular ones. Basically, whatever our moms happen to buy on their grocery runs, even that may not necessarily suit your skin condition. If we had to choose though, Neutrogena’s Rainbath series is a great option — the gel formula cleans, softens and conditions the skin without stripping it of important nutrients or leaving behind a heavy residue. You’ll feel clean, and smell good too, thanks to the refreshingly fragrant blend of spices, fruits and herbs.
ONLY ON 8 MAY
7. Kosé Cosmeport Je l’aime Amino Deep Repair Algae Mask — $12.90 (O.P. $22.90)
With more time to care for ourselves now, we really shouldn’t be skimping on hair care — after all, hair salons are currently closed, which makes at-home treatments even more essential for silky, smooth tresses. The Je l’aime range from Kosé Cosmeport is targeted at dry and damaged hair, while this special care hair mask will give you all the help you need; its formula contains 18 types of amino acids for ultimate nourishment, a nano-damage repair ingredient, and the highly moisturising Dual Algae Essence S. Use last, after shampoo and conditioner, which does add at least 15 minutes more to your shower time, but will probably be a godsend if hair dye and the constant use of heat tools are making your hair less manageable than you’d like.
8. Naruko NRK 10 Sheets Mask (Arbutin/Collagen/HA Hydro/Snail) — $11 (O.P. $24)
This time, we’re advocating sheet masks for your face! Taiwanese skincare brand Naruko (NRK) is a top-seller in their home country, which has a lot to do with their natural and cruelty-free formulas that are also free of parabens, artificial preservatives, artificial colouring and fragrance, all while providing maximum skincare benefits. A good place to start for newcomers to the brand would be the affordable sheet masks, which offer a range of benefits — the Collagen Firming Mask is a favourite for delivering tight, plump skin; pick the HA Hydro-Lock Moisturizing Mask for deep hydration; while we can all do with the brightening, even-skin effect of the Arbutin Intense Brightening Mask.
ONLY ON 9 MAY
9. GRAFEN Hinoki Shampoo x 2 Free Gift Edge Finger — $38.50 (O.P. $60.90)
Hair fall is a tough issue to tackle, but we think the situation can improve with the right products that care for your scalp — this includes Korean brand Grafen and their Hinoki Shampoo. Made with cypress water and cypress essential oil extracted from Jeju cypress trees for its antibacterial properties, then combined with 9 other herbal ingredients, the shampoo deeply cleanses your scalp while also calming redness and irritation. This healthy scalp environment then promotes hair growth and stronger hair roots, so you’re on your way to a full head of healthy hair. Pair with the free silicone brush for a more refreshing shower experience; you won’t have to work that hard for a nice lather, helping you lift off excess oil and dirt easily!
10. 2020 Wishtrend Special Lucky Bag (Deluxe) — $89 (O.P. $200)
You can say that as a beauty commerce company, Wishtrend knows a lot about beauty trends and what consumers want — which is why they’re putting together a curated set of items that includes the highly sought-after Klairs and in-house brand By Wishtrend. Products include a Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water that melts away dead skin cells with a calming, hydrating formula without irritating the skin; an antioxidant-rich Polyphenols in Propolis 15% Ampoule that’s formulated for oily / acne-prone skin; along with a vitamin E mask, Eye Awakening Gel and UV Essence from Klairs, which all feature luxurious textures and gentle-on-your-skin formulations. You’ll want to snag this deal if you’re keen on trying them out!
ONLY ON 11 MAY
11. FANCL Deep Charge Collagen — $27 (O.P. $29)
Let’s talk about health and beauty supplements. They’re there to replenish what our bodies may lack, and while the subject is sometimes accompanied with side effects and questionable efficacy, research suggests that collagen is among the safest and most effective ways to improve skin health and promote healthy bones and joints. With that, Japanese brand FANCL is definitely one of the most trusted brands out there, so go for their collagen supplements if you’d like to maintain firm, youthful skin. Their Deep Charge Collagen range contains HTC Collagen that encourages our skin’s natural production of collagen, Vitamin C that supports it as well, and a rosebud extract to control the breakdown of collagen. Available in 3 forms — either powder, jelly or tablets — so you can choose how your daily intake looks like.
12. [Bundle of 2] Kinohimitsu 4MTH COLLAGEN (Diamond/Diamond Nite/Collagen Men/Prowhite) 32s + 32s — $150 (O.P. $279.60)
Kinohimitsu’s all-natural products are a popular choice for their variety of supplement drinks, of which the Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond 5300 Drink is most well-loved for its skin-restoring properties. A respectable 5,300mg of Collagen Peptide is key to its make-up, which is important because that ingredient’s shorter molecular structure means it gets absorbed more easily by our skin, which then boosts collagen synthesis and repairs damaged collagen fibres. You’ll notice less fine lines, wrinkles and skin dryness, and see plump skin instead.
ONLY ON 12 MAY
13. Aprilskin Real Calendula Moisture 3-Step Set — $50.90 (O.P. $85.50)
Calendula is the new aloe vera, and we’re saying this because we’ve been seeing its increasing popularity in a slew of new beauty products, including Aprilskin’s famous range. As a natural ingredient typically used to treat sunburns, the antioxidant-rich flower is touted for its ability to nourish and soothe damaged or irritated skin. Aprilskin’s trio of products contain real calendula petals, calendula extract, as well as calendula-infused water for an all-rounded boost; the Peel Off Pack in particular comes recommended for being able to slough off dead skin cells and other unpleasant residue, while shrinking pores and leaving skin smooth and moisturised.
14. L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Crystal Essence + Day Cream SPF 35 + Extraordinary Oil Bundle — $56.90 (O.P. $95.70)
Glow all over with this series of L’Oreal Paris’ most popular items! The Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence is a hydrating toner that features a clear formula powered by micronised technology. This goes deep into our skin to boost its ability to retain moisture, and plumps and smoothens skin as well, to preserve its natural, youthful radiance. What makes it highly recommended is also that light, watery texture that somehow manages to hold all these skincare benefits. Then, proceed with the Revitalift Day Cream to upkeep your skin’s even-toned, firm texture. Lastly, finish off your beauty routine with the Extraordinary Oil, which infuses 6 effective oils — almond, coconut, argan, jojoba, olive and camelina — for sleek, strong, shiny hair without that heavy feel or greasy look.
Come experience Shopee’s Beauty Bonanza, from 6 May to 12 May.
Enter promo code <NYLONBB> for $7 off your purchase with a min. spend of $15, valid till 2 October 2020, 23:59. Only for new users.