Take A Jumbo Shot Of Hydration With This Limited Edition | Clozette


They say good things come in small packages. But when it comes to our skin, we think jumbo is the way to go — and not just in size but also in efficacy. Case in point: the bestselling, cult favourite Aqua Bomb​ from Korean skincare brand ​belif​ — now available in a limited-edition jumbo size in celebration of the brand's seventh anniversary in Singapore.

The belif True Cream Aqua Bomb Jumbo size

The jumbo version has double the amount of the regular one at 100 ml. Plus, it’s also offered at a better value of SGD90, compared to SGD114. You’ll also have fun remembering to hydrate your skin not just on the outside but also on the inside with the help of a reusable tumbler featuring a special design that comes with the moisturiser!

Giving your skin the moisture it needs is important, especially during hot summer days. But instead of one that’s heavy and can leave a greasy feel, go for one that provides the moisture you need in a lightweight finish. The belif True Cream — Aqua Bomb is a water-based moisturiser that has been proven to increase the skin’s hydration levels by 70 per cent.


belif limited edition tumblers


Do more than just hydrate


Aside from hydrating the skin, the Aqua Bomb is also packed with a blend of apothecary herbs that help make the skin smoother and clearer.

It’s got Lady’s Mantle that’s rich in antioxidants that’s great for anti-ageing and pore minimising. With Napiers Aqua Formula, it moisturises the skin by giving it an ample amount of hydration and contains nutrient-filled minerals that increase the skin’s elasticity. Packed with Napiers Original Formula, it also has calming, anti-trouble and anti-ageing properties.

Moisturise with ease


Plus, be at ease knowing you’re giving your skin the hydration it needs without any harmful ingredients. The Aqua Bomb, along with other belif products, do not contain mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, synthetic colours, synthetic preservatives, and animal-derived ingredients.


Get jumbo hydration with belif’s The True Cream — Aqua Bomb Jumbo, available at THEFACESHOP-Nature Collection stores and TANGS VivoCity. 

Learn more about belif's 7th anniversary here.
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This May, we’re talking travel! In our Jet-setter Beauty series, we ask goddesses in the sky a.k.a flight attendants to spill their best-kept beauty secrets.

 

It’s always been a mystery how flight attendants maintain their perfect looks, especially when they have to work thousands of feet in the air. All those long hours spent in the skies must have such damaging effects on their skin. All the other frequent flyers out there, whether they travel for work or leisure, must share their problems. That’s why we’ve talked flight attendant Cleo Kim to learn how she keeps her dry skin moisturised despite it all. Read on as she spills the deets of her skincare routine.




Cleo Kim on her job as an F.A.


What is it like working as a flight attendant?


"It’s honestly a good job; you get to see the world and you get to enjoy different experiences like having cakes in Paris this week, riding horses in South Africa the next and partying in Los Angeles on another. But there are also some negative aspects, such as sleep deprivation, jet lag, and pimple breakouts. The worst for me is when I miss a wonderful occasion with my friends and family due to being away. Well, you know, there’s always the good and the bad; we just have to find a way to find the balance and have a positive mindset."

How important is it for you to have flawless skin and on-fleek makeup on the job?


"It’s actually required to have your skin clear and makeup on tip-top shape in my line of work. It definitely shows a sense of professionalism if you look your best. Besides, I always feel more confident when my skin and makeup is on point."

 

Is there a standard beauty look all cabin crew must follow?


"Yes, we actually have a grooming guide and colour charts to adhere to. Unfortunately, we can’t just go for any look we desire because we need to strictly follow the makeup scheme and styles set for everyone. We have to wear heavy makeup to keep looking fresh, and are even recommended to wear it heavier during night flights as compared to the day flights. For our hair, we are also given hairstyles that best suits our features. It could be a chignon, a French twist, or a bob hairstyle. In my opinion, our hairstyles are key factors in making us look classic and approachable."



How she battles dry skin



What’s your skin type? Do you encounter any specific problems with your skin? How do you solve them?


"I definitely have dry skin, and dryness is also a common problem for most people working in planes. To solve that, during summer, I use a light moisturiser. Meanwhile, in winter, I use a stronger one. I’ve also recently been going to bed with the Kora Organics Noni Glow Sleeping Mask. It feels so amazing when I look at my skin when I wake up the next day."


What do you do if you have a jam-packed flying schedule and you started breaking out?


"Well, my breakouts usually happen during that time of the month. It’s so frustrating because most of the time, they pop up on my chin. I try my best not to touch them, but I do try soothing them with calming serums and acne creams."



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During long flights, do you do shifts and get rest breaks? Have you ever had to do your skincare and makeup routine in the air? How was it?


"We do have rest breaks, and we definitely need it. Still, during long flights, my makeup usually stays in place all throughout. Sometimes, however, my lipstick and hairspray need touching up."


In what ways does constant flying affect your beauty habits?

"Before, I had never worn so many face masks. Now, because of my dry skin, I try my best to do a face mask after each flight — be it sheet masks, overnight masks, gel masks, and so on. I tend to switch around depending on my skin’s needs. But NueShape Bio Cells Repair Mask is my main go-to mask."



How does your beauty routine differ when you travel and when you’re at home?


"I have two different skin care bags: one for flying and one for home. The products I use at home are usually lighter on the skin. There, I do a four-step routine, which is composed of a cleanser, a toner, a serum and a moisturiser. But when I’m overseas, my skin always feels extra dehydrated. That’s why I tend to focus more on moisture. I also make it a point to do the basics and then add one or two types of masks afterwards."


Have you experienced any issues with your tresses since you started flying constantly? How did you deal with it?


"Well, it’s definitely a lot dryer because we use a lot of hair products such as gel and a whole lot of hairspray. And I also deal with some hair loss and thinning of hair due to all these chemicals. I do go for more hair treatments monthly and I’d highly recommend K-Gloss from Salon Vim! It’s a miracle for the hair."




Skincare products that help fight dry skin when travelling


Can you walk us through the beauty products you love bringing along with you when you fly and when you’re not flying?


"At home, these are my must-haves: PIXI Glow Mud Cleanser, PIXI Glow Milky Toner, Skin Inc. My Daily Dose Serum, Aesop Facial Hydrating Cream, and Bernard Cassiere Honey Mask. When I travel, I use: PIXI Glow Tonic Toner, Kora Noni Glow Sleeping Mask, Fresh Lotus Youth Rescue Mask, NUESHAPE Bio Cells Repair Mask, Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen. I make sure to bring all those along no matter what."


Do you have any personal beauty tips you can share to all jet-setters out there?

"You have to wear sunblock because the UV Rays on the plane play a big part in harming your skin. Also, remember to wear a mask after your flight. Your dry skin will definitely need the moisture."

 

When not flying and discovering new places, Cleo Kim helps other ladies get the glittery fab hair of their dreams through GlitAF. Follow more of her adventures around the globe through her Instagram.

 

(Cover photo from: @cleokim)

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We’ll say it again: sun protection is necessary. But while there’s plenty that’s been said about the matter, we often overlook that protecting your skin from sun damage doesn’t stop at slathering on some sunscreen and calling it a day. An after-sun skincare routine is just as important for keeping your skin at peak health. And because your skin would be feeling a bit dry and sensitive, your everyday skincare won’t do. Here, we give you the 411 on properly caring for your skin post prolonged sun exposure.


After-Sun Skincare Step 1: Cool off with a shower.


Mary Kay Satin Body Revitalising Shea Scrub

Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturising Body Wash, SGD18.90/~USD14 (watsons.com); Mary Kay Satin Body Revitalising Shea Scrub, SGD25/~USD18 (marykay.com)


Rinse off the dirt, grime, and sweat from your body by taking a shower. You can opt for a bit of warmth to open your pores but make sure the water isn’t too hot because the objective is to reduce skin temperature. Use a mild body wash such as Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturising Body Wash, which contains colloidal oatmeal to gently nourish the skin. You can also opt for a mild exfoliant such as Mary Kay Satin Body Revitalising Shea Scrub, which is enriched with moisturising shea butter and sunflower oil to gently slough off any dead skin cells on your body. Finish with a cold burst to cool down.

After-Sun Skincare Step 2: Double-cleanse your face.


Murad Soothing Gel Cleanser

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, SGD38/~USD28 (dhccare.com); Murad Soothing Gel Cleanser, SGD53/~USD39 (murad.co.uk)


It might be strange to have to double-cleanse your face even without makeup but it’s an effective way of removing all traces of moisturiser or sunscreen left behind from the day’s activities. Use a gentle cleansing oil like DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, which is formulated with antioxidant-rich olive oil and vitamin E to soften skin and protect it against free radicals. Follow up with a gentle water-based cleanser like Murad Soothing Gel Cleanser, which contains Licorice Root to soothe redness and inflammation.


After-Sun Skincare Step 3: Layer on hydration.


KAO Curel Intensive Moisture Cream

Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner, SGD59/USD43 (kiehl’s.com); KAO Curel Intensive Moisture Cream, SGD31/~USD23 (cosme.com)


The important thing when it comes to nursing your skin after sun exposure is to moisturise, moisturise, moisturise. Start with a soothing and balancing toner such as Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner whose botanical ingredients are perfect for the most sensitive skin types. Then use an ultra-hydrating cream such as KAO Curel Intensive Moisture Cream. The alcohol-free formula is gentle on the skin and is packed with ceramides to restore the skin barrier.



Optional Step: Slap on a face mask.


Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mask

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Oatmeal Mask, SGD40/~USD29 (sephora.com); Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mask, SGD17/~USD12 (sephora.com)


Really amp up the hydration factor by applying a deeply moisturising face mask like First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Oatmeal Mask, which contains a blend of protective oats and botanical ingredients to repair and nourish the skin. You can also opt for a hydrating sheet mask such as Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mask, which uses green tea, rice, and algae to impart a healthy, dewy glow.


After-Sun Skincare Step 4: Don’t forget your body.


After-Sun Skincare Sun Bum Cool Down Hydrating After-Sun Lotion

Burt’s Bees Aloe and Coconut Oil After-Sun Soother, SGD14/~USD9.99 (burtsbees.com); Sun Bum Cool Down Hydrating After-Sun Lotion, SGD16/~SGD11.99 (dermstore.com)


Your body also needs some TLC! While you can use your typical aloe gel, Burt’s Bees Aloe and Coconut Oil After-Sun Soother is a good all-rounder with its non-greasy all-natural formula. Those who suffer from burns and peeling skin might appreciate Sun Bum Cool Down Hydrating After-Sun Lotion, which uses cucumber and cocoa butter to replenish moisture loss and protect irritated skin.


By following this simple after-sun skincare routine, your skin will thank you for many more sun-filled days to come!


Next, check out this sunscreen that's powerful but gentle on the skin.

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