Here's How To Keep Looking And Feeling Great Despite The Haze | Clozette


Following the news of Indonesia searching for a new capital due to looming environmental concerns, another ecological issue they are now facing is the haze resulting from a recent forest fire in the Jambi province. Despite the cause of the haze immediately settling, the incident's results continue to grow as an after-effect, causing toxic air to plummet not just within the country, but also its neighbouring regions. Now, reports of it entering parts of Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines are causing major health concerns, prompting us to take cautionary steps.


If you're on the same boat, aside from being extra careful health-wise when stepping out of the house, adapting your beauty routine to fit your situation should also be a priority. Your face and body are easy external targets of the haze and it's not vanity to ensure that you're also taking steps in keeping them in top shape. So, with that in mind, scroll on to see which made it into our anti-haze beauty list. 


For gentle yet thorough skin cleansing: Mamonde Micro Deep Cleansing Foam



SGD20


Make sure you choose an effective deep cleansing product like this pick from Mamonde to get your skincare on track. Infused with lotus flowers that help deal with even the finest of dust and dirt, this will have your skin feeling squeaky clean and fresh, perfect for the next step of your beauty routine.  


For maximum repair: Sephora Collection Ultra Glow Serum

Anti-Haze Picks - Sephora Collection Super Serum

SGD29


Follow up cleansing with a potent and powerful repair and rejuvenation system. Sephora Collection's new Ultra Glow Serum gives just that. With its infusion of Vitamin C and E from potato, tapioca, and sunflower, this concoction aims to take care of your skin in the best and most luxurious way possible without breaking the bank. Think of it as your very own master blacksmith, polishing and repairing your armour to its best shape after a long weekly battle. 


For on-the-go skin refreshment: Sigi Skin Dew Potion


Anti-Haze Picks - Sigi Skin

SGD48


You still have a lot of things to do and accomplish despite the haze. But given the extra harsh condition you're working with, hydrating your skin is a must to ensure that your skin's resilient. Sigi Skin's Dew Potion is perfect for the job because it has Chamomile Flower Extract, Aqua 3G, and Maqui Berry that effectively hydrates the skin. It also boasts amazing antiseptic and antioxidant properties that will serve as a barrier against dirt, pollution, and other factors your skin has to battle through the day. 


For extra protection:  Supergoop! Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion


Anti-Haze Picks - Supergoop Zincscreen Lotion

SGD62


If normal pollution can already harm you, just imagine how much more your skin will experience with haze. Slathering on extra protection like Supergoop!'s newest lotion is something you should definitely consider. Formulated for those with sensitive and acne-prone skin, this pick has anti-inflammatory properties to help ease skin issues caused by daily affairs or the intense haze. It also offers protection against all light-related skin irritants like UVA, UVB, infrared and more, while shielding your skin from day-to-day pollution. Plus, it's lightweight and leaves no white cast on your skin. 




For healthy locks: Ryo Hair Loss Scalp Deep Cleansing Scaler EXAnti-Haze Picks - RYO Hair Loss Scalper EX

SGD19.90


Last but not least, here's something for your crowning glory. People often forget that the hair captures and retains most of the dirt and pollution through the day, contributing to how much of it transfer to your face and body. So it is essential to extend your prep routine to your locks, too. This pick from Ryo not only soothes and cools the scalp after a long hard day but also helps strengthen and nourish from roots to tips as soon as you apply it pre-shampoo. 



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It’s finally Friday! But before you go off to enjoy a thrilling F1 weekend, usher in the weekend fun by reading up on the latest news this week. In case you missed them these past few days, we’re here to give you the hottest updates you need to know. From the launch of the innovative Skin Inc Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light Glasses for Bright Eyes to Ralph Lauren’s fashion tribute to Friends — here are the most exciting events that hit the world of fashion and beauty. 



The future is bright with Skin Inc Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light Glasses for Bright Eyes


Skin Inc Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light Glasses for Bright Eyes


Skin Inc’s at it again with another revolutionary breakthrough with the launch of their Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light Glasses for Bright Eyes. Like their bestselling LED-light flash facial device, this newly unveiled beauty gadget uses NASA-inspired LED chromoteraphy treatment. Combining the power of three interchanging lights, Skin Inc Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light Glasses for bright eyes is the ultimate eye treatment device you need. In just 10 minutes, you can tackle your specific skin problems around your eye area, which is more prone to ageing and thinning. With this, you can revive your youthful skin and say good bye to dark circles.


Shine bright like a diamond with Fenty Beauty’s limited-edition drops


Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb Highlighters


Get that diamond-dusted glow you’ve been aiming for with these latest releases from Fenty Beauty. Glitz out from head-to-toe with the limited-edition Liquid Diamond Bomb Glitter Highlighter and Diamond Bomb II All-Over Diamond Veil. This duo gives a show-stopping 3D glitter that pops on every complexion. They’re available starting today, 20 September, at Sephora stores and online, so grab them both before they sell out.



Ralph Lauren releases a fashion tribute to Rachel Green


Ralph Lauren x Rachel Green collection

(Photo from: ralphlauren.co.uk)


You read that right — Ralph Lauren just dropped a collection inspired by the iconic Friends character as a nod to one of our favourite ‘90s fashion muses. If you can recall, working at Ralph Lauren was Rachel’s dream job on the show — cue the awwws. Aptly titled “The One Where They All Wear Ralph Lauren”, the range is comprised of wardrobe staples perfect for the office based on the character’s style. The release was just in time for the series’ 25th anniversary, and it makes us want to binge-watch the whole thing for the nth time this weekend.




Bumble Bizz and Liv Lo launch a competition for women-led businesses in Asia Pacific


Liv Lo Golding

Liv Lo


Bumble continues to empower women by holding the first ever Bumble Bizz pitch competition for women-led businesses in partnership with Liv Lo, founder of FitSphere. The competition will run in Singapore, the Philippines, Hong Kong, India, Australia, and New Zealand. The Bumble Bizz competition will award USD5,000 grants to help the winners establish their companies that have a clear mission to solve a world problem. Not only that, but the recipients will also be flown to Sydney for the APAC Bumble Bizz Summit. Truly, real women empowerment happens when we help one another, right?



Fly directly from Kuala Lumpur to Da Lat, Vietnam with AirAsia



Earlier this week, AirAsia revealed the launch of an exclusive route to Da Lat that directly originates from Kuala Lumpur. This makes them the first international airline to have a direct flight to Da Lat, which was previously only accessible through a drive from Nha Trang or Ho Chi Minh. The four times weekly service of AirAsia will commence this 20 December. Da Lat, the capital of Lam Dong province, is known as the City of Eternal Spring for its pleasant weather. Discover Vietnam’s floral wonderland and book a flight now for as low as MYR99 for Big Members. 



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It’s always exciting to try out a new product. But I’d have to admit that putting the La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire to the test was quite daunting. I’ve tried many a product before, but nothing with a price tag of USD725. I understand the psychology that when presented with something that’s more expensive, we think that it’s a good choice, that it must be effective. So of course, I didn’t want to be hounded by that thought while testing it out. 


It promises to lighten the appearance of age spots; improve the appearance of dull, discoloured skin; aid in evening out the complexion; leave the skin feeling firmer; refine the skin’s texture, and moisturise and smoothen the skin. So I tested it out for a couple of months, and here are my thoughts.


A bottle of the La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire

Packaging, appearance, texture


The La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire is a sight to behold on any vanity. It’s housed in an ornate ivory glass bottle with silver detailing on the lid, the bottom and right below the cap, which appears to be a nod to little bits of illuminating caviar. Once you open the lid, you’ll find a button that helps dispense just the right amount of product for one use. And — surprise! — there’s a mirror, too.

The product itself — which is infused with Lumidose, the molecule of light — is a luxurious cream that goes on like velvet on the skin. And, like other luxury products, this one has a fragrance that evokes a feeling of indulgence.


Application


I used the cream as my moisturiser for both day and night after my toner. One press of a button is really all you need for your entire face. I think it’s a nice touch because it prevents you from using too much of the product.


The bottle when it's opened

Results and overall thoughts


As far as keeping the skin moisturised, the La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire is good but it’s not something I’d recommend to be relied on solely by those who have dry skin. When it comes to the promise of illuminating your skin, however, it truly delivers. After putting it on, you get glass skin in an instant — I swear. The downside is it’s subdued after you put on your sunscreen. But you don’t have to be completely discouraged because it’s the long-term effects you’re after.

As a brand, La Prairie has prided itself for results that go beyond the surface; they go as deep as the cellular level when addressing skin issues. At four weeks, I’ve noticed my hyperpigmentation quieting down. The melasma on my left cheek is still quite pronounced but it’s not as dark as it used to be. After two months, my skin’s texture is better than before. But will I invest in a bottle of this? I think this is best for those who don’t want the hassle of creating a concoction of acids and retinols to address their skin problems. It’s one bottle that targets a lot of things, which truly is a steal. But for the price, it truly is an investment. Think of it as buying a designer handbag, except this one is something yourself and not your daughter will thank you for in the future.



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