Looking for some uplifting beauty picks to add positivity to your day? We hear you. The good news is there are April 2021 beauty launches that hold a lot of promise in perking up your spirits. From glow-giving skincare to skin-enhancing makeup, these are the newest in beauty this month.
Caudalie Vinoclean Range
If you’re set to restock your daily facial cleanser, Caudalie’s Vinoclean range features four new cleansers — micellar water, cleansing almond milk, cleansing oil, and foaming cleanser — and a moisturising toner. All have gentle yet efficient formulas made with 97 to 100 per cent natural-origin ingredients. The entire range also comes in bottles made from 100 per cent recycled plastic. This range is now available in Singapore and the Philippines on the Sephora website and will be available in stores on 22 April.
L’Occitane Immortelle Reset Triphase Essence
After cleansing and toning, it’s time to prep the skin for better absorption. If you’re currently searching for a potent facial essence, L’Occitane’s Immortelle Reset Triphase Essence harnesses beetroot prebiotics to strengthen the skin microbiome. This makes the outer layer of your skin stronger, more balanced and radiant. Just give it a little shake and spray it on to clean skin before applying your serums and moisturisers. L’Occitane’s newest essence is now available in Singapore and Malaysia through its website and stores.
Drunk Elephant Protini Powerpeptide Resurf Serum
If you’ve fallen in love with Drunk Elephant’s Protini Peptide Cream, you’ll want to check out their newest item, the Protini Powerpeptide Resurf Serum. It contains an ultra-blend of 11 peptides to plump up your skin and reduce dullness. It also hydrates with water-boosting ingredients (like snow mushroom extract, sodium hyaluronate, and sodium PCA) while soothing irritated skin with plant-based oils and vitamins (tocotrienols, squalane, green tea seed oil, and marula oil). It also has 10 per cent lactic acid for gentle exfoliation. Formulated with a pH of 3.3, this is the perfect sidekick to your go-to moisturiser. It will be available in Singapore and Malaysia through the Sephora website and stores.
Dr. Dennis Gross B3 Adaptive Superfoods Range
Does your skin feel tired because of mask-wearing? It’s time to bring out the stress-busting skincare. Dr. Dennis Gross’ April 2021 beauty launches include the B3 Adaptive Superfoods Range, which was made with a cocktail of microencapsulated niacinamide, superfoods, and adaptogens to help skin bounce back to its original glory. The collection features a serum, face cream, and eye cream for a basic skincare routine. It’s currently available only in Singapore through the Sephora website and will launch in stores come 22 April.
Glow Recipe Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum
A compromised skin barrier needs extra nourishment. You can start by introducing skin-nourishing ceramides in the form of the Glow Recipe Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum. It has a milky, lightweight formula that bathes sensitised skin in healing active ingredients (including avocado extract and butter), ceramides, allantoin and rice milk. If you need this skin-soothing serum in your routine, it’s now available in Singapore and Malaysia through Sephora.
Clarins Calm Essentiel
In addition to a calming serum, you can also check out Clarins’ newest skincare line that also focuses on sensitive, weakened skin. The Calm Essentiel — which features a soothing emulsion, corrective gel, and treatment oil — was formulated with essential ingredients to calm and increase skin tolerance. Its hero ingredient, clary sage, has been a known antioxidant and remedy for skin irritation for centuries. It’s now shoppable in Singapore through Clarins boutiques, counters, and clarins.com.sg.
Origins Drink Up Nourishing Avocado Lip Butter
Keep your pout moisturised underneath your mask with the new Origins Drink Up Nourishing Avocado Lip Butter. This lip treatment-slash-sleeping mask contains avocado butter and seven other plant oils and butters for a pillowy soft pout 24/7. It’s available in Singapore and Malaysia through Origins stores island-wide.
FOREO UFO 2 and UFO mini 2
Meet FOREO’s newest masking wonders, the UFO 2 and UFO mini 2. The newest additions to the UFO range boasts eight full-spectrum LED lights and in-app customisable skincare routines. The LED lights activate any mask ingredient (even non-FOREO masks) to speed up absorption. It’s now available in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines through the FOREO Official Store, Lazada, Zalora, and Sephora. You can also shop in stores in Singapore at Sephora, TANGS at Tang Plaza, and Takashimaya at Ngee Ann City, and Tangs.com.
Milani Cosmetics Rose Collection
You may know Milani for its bomb makeup, but now it has skincare too. Introducing: the Rose Collection, the brand’s first skincare range. It uses the powers of antioxidant-rich ingredients like rosehip oil, Vitamins A & C, and moisturising essential fatty acids. It has everything you need to prep and nourish your skin for a perfect makeup base. The Milani Rose Butter Lip Mask and Rose Sugar Lip Scrub are exclusively available at the Watsons Singapore e-store while the Milani Lotion Primer, Face Oil, Transforming Lip Balm and Hydrating Mist are also exclusively available at Watsons Singapore stores.
SNAILWHITE Sakura Hazel Soothing Essence Gel
If you’re searching for a lightweight essence, SNAILWHITE’s Sakura Hazel Soothing Essence Gel has a water-based formula made for the humid weather in our region. It contains powerful skincare ingredients like snail mucin, sakura cherry blossom flower extract, witch hazel extract, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid. This essence promises to reduce the appearance of pores, control excess oil and sebum, brighten skin tone, fade dark marks, and calm red and irritated skin. Sounds like a perfect fit for you? It’s exclusively available in the Philippines via the SNAILWHITE website and official stores at Lazada and Shopee. You can also shop it in Watsons and St. Joseph Drug branches nationwide and online at watsons.com.ph, BeautyMNL, and Zalora.
shu uemura x Sadaharu AOKI Paris Collection
Admit it, we all have a soft spot for food-inspired makeup packaging. And shu uemura’s collaboration with renowned pastry chef Sadaharu AOKI is the latest addition to our cosmetics cravings. The collection is heavily inspired by pastries and cakes, offering a feast for your eyes and nose. It includes two eyeshadow palettes and six lippies in limited-edition packaging and mouth-watering aromas of matcha (green) and sweet azuki bean (pink). There’s also a collection-special ultim8 cleansing oil, eyebrow pencil, and a face brush. The collection will pre-launch in Singapore at shu uemura TANGS at TANG Plaza on 22 April and will be available at ION Orchard, Bugis Junction, Takashimaya S.C. Metro Paragon, Isetan Scotts, Isetan Tampines and One Assembly starting 29 April. No news yet on its availability in Malaysia and the Philippines.
M.A.C Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
If you’re looking for a lippie with impressive staying power without the dryness and caking, then you need to check out the new M.A.C Love Me Liquid Lipcolours. Made with M.A.C’s ColourCling Technology for at least 12 hours of comfortable wear, these liquid lipsticks leave an opaque coverage with a satin finish and nourishing benefits thanks to argan oil and shea butter. Need to have it in your hands ASAP? The collection is now available in 20 shades in Singapore through M.A.C boutiques (ION Orchard, Takashimaya S.C., Bugis Junction and NEX), selected department stores, sephora.sg and its Lazada Official Store.
Burberry Ultimate Glow Foundation and Ultimate Glow Cushion
Love your foundation with skincare perks? Burberry’s April 2021 beauty launches, the Burberry Ultimate Glow Foundation and Glow Cushion, are both infused with hydrating hyaluronic acid and viola extracts, as well as antioxidant-rich white tea extracts. Together, these complexion products provide a lit-from-within finish and all-day hydration. The foundation is currently available in 10 shades while the cushion comes in six shades. Both are now available in Singapore at BHG Bugis Junction and on sephora.sg.
Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint
Want to let your skin breathe but still look refined? Fenty Beauty’s Eaze Drop is the brand’s first light-to-medium coverage complexion product, ideal for ladies (and men!) who want a barely-there makeup look. The skin tint has a Quickblur Complex that gives the skin a smoother appearance. It’s also infused with sodium hyaluronate that leaves your skin soft and hydrated. It’s available in 25 shades in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines through the Sephora website and stores.
Jo Malone London Sakura Cherry Blossom Cologne
We’re missing out on Sakura season this year, but thankfully, Jo Malone London has developed a special Sakura Cherry Blossom Cologne to tide us over until travel opens up again. The limited-edition scent captures the delicate fragrance of cherry blossom and rose with bright notes of bergamot. It’s light and fresh, perfect for the daytime. The cologne is exclusively available in Singapore at Tangs.com and TANGS at Tang Plaza.
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