Beauty 101: Creating A Skincare Regimen | Clozette

(cover photo from Kalopin)

As most beauty junkies know, the secret to building a good skincare regimen that will truly target your skin concerns is to first and foremost know what your skin type is. As mentioned by skin expert, Dr. Melvin Ee, in the skin tip video below, there are 3 main skin types: oily skin, dry skin, and combination skin. These skin types are mainly defined by a mix of genetics, your environment, and your skincare regimen. 

Since each skin type is unique and comes with its own set of skincare requirements, here are a few quick tips to help you put together a skincare regimen tailored for your skin type:

Dry Skin

The key to caring for dry skin: moisture. Dry Skin is characterized by a tight feeling on your skin coupled with dry patches on certain area of your face. When not cared for properly, this skin type is more predisposed to developing wrinkles. As such, a good moisturising regimen is key to caring for your skin. Go for soap-free cleansers and moisturisers that will plump and hydrate your skin.

Oily Skin

The great thing about having Oily Skin is that your skin won't wrinkle so easily. The downside: clogged pores. So go for products that will deeply cleanse your pores from dirt and accumulated sebum while still ensuring that the skin is not stripped of its natural oils. Choose a deep cleansing facial wash and follow it up with a light gel moisturiser. Gel moisturisers absorb into the skin quicker without leaving an oily film on top.

Combination Skin

Combination Skin is characterized by an oily T-zone with dry patches mostly concentrated around the cheek area. Caring for such skin type requires maintaining a balance throughout your face. Opt for a mild facial wash and a gel moisturiser, and then layer on a creamier moisturiser to the areas of your face prone to dryness.

What are your skincare tips? Let us know in the comment box below or snap a photo and share it with our Beauty Community!


(cover photo from VDL Cosmetics)

May is the month of exciting special edition releases of collaboration collections. Beauty makers made products more fun and colourful with their cute partnerships with Kakao Friends, Spongebob and even Avengers. Not only are these lines worth collecting, they also bring out the child in everyone.

Let's check out these irresistibly cute collections right  now!


VDL X Kakao Friends Collection

VDL Cosmetics teamed up with Kakao for their collab collection. For those who are unfamiliar with Kakao, it's a messenger app that Koreans use, and part of the app's biggest drawing point is its emoticon characters. The Kakao friends emoticon characters possess different characteristics and personalities portrayed through the collection. 

(Photo from: VDL+KAKAO Video)

The collection aims to be "unbearably cute", "funnier than ever", and "naughty" all at the same time. It consists of blusher, eye shadow pots, mascara, lipstick, eyeliner pencil, nail art stickers, make-up, corrector and even Kakao BB cushion puffs!

(Photo from: VDL Cosmetics)

It's already out in market and from what I see now, this collection will be a sell-out! I can't wait to get my hands on them too!

Modi Nails X Spongebob

(Photo from: Aritaum)

Who lives in the pineapple under the sea? Spongebob Squarepants! Calling out to all Spongebob fans out there, this collection is for you. Spongebob and his friends came out of the sea to meet us in Aritaum's latest Modi Nails collaboration collection. The collection ahs 8 nail colours and 8 gel nail colours together with nail decals and perfume collectibles.

(Photo from : Modi Nails Instagram Account)

You can also check out the Modi Nails Official Instagram account for some Spongebob manicure ideas.The collection is now available in all Aritaum stores in Korea.

Laneige Homme X Avengers

(Photo from: Aritaum)

Laneige did not forget to come up with something for the boys, the Laneige Homme x Avengers line is definitely great for all Marvel fans out there! The release couldn't be more timely because there's a definite Avengers fever going on right now in Korea--the movie has been sold-out since its release and even made box office records.

Each product comes with a collectible figurine and has superpowers for great skin. The line consists of the Dual Action Essence Lotion, Active Water Cream,  Active Water Skin Refiner and Emulsion, Oil Control Water Lotion, Sun BB Cream, and even superhero Gel masks.

This special edition collection is available only until end of May in all Aritaum and Laneige stores in Korea. 


Which one are you excited to get? Let us know in the comments below!

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Globally recognized Korean makeup brand Etude House takes inspiration from ballet dance and illustrates it with a dash of twirling fun in their limited edition Dreaming Swan Collection-- a specially curated series of make-up and accessories to bring forth the inner ballerina in all of us!  

The collection is a symbolic ode to Tchaikovsky’s epic ballet, Swan Lake that tells the tale of a princess who turned into a Swan. The celebrated collection comes in soft, pastels hues that contours your face, eyes and lips, creating looks worthy of the center stage.  

For the packaging, Etude House collaborated with international fashion illustrator, Kerrie Hess to give the Dreaming Swan Collection its playful look and demure ballet girl identity.


The limited edition collection has also launched side by side with Etude House's new VivoCity outlet in Singapore. Just look at how adorable and dainty it is!