Pamper Your Skin This Christmas, According To Your Holiday Plan | Clozette


We see the holidays as the perfect season for gifting our loved ones. But we say indulge in it as the perfect time to treat yourself, too. Before the year — the decade, actually — comes to a close, celebrate yourself and your milestones. What better way to do it than by caring for your skin? Whether you’re stressed or happy, it shows on your skin. So make sure you treat it with care. 


But you don’t have to cross out your schedule to indulge. No matter your holiday plan, there’s a way to pamper yourself and your loved ones with products that are simple but pure — just what belif products are known for. Created with nothing but the best and purest ingredients from all over the world, they’re free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates and synthetic preservatives, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, mineral oils, and animal origin ingredients. The best part of all? They provide lasting benefits. Ready to get pampering? Here’s how.

Schedule a Christmas brunch


Starting the day off with your favourite people is just one of the best things to do during the holidays! Make sure your skin’s as bright as the day you’ll be sharing with the help of belif’s White decoction skin radiance set.

belif’s White decoction skin radiance set

White decoction skin radiance set, SGD110 (worth SGD171) 


Give your skin an oomph with the radiance-boosting White decoction – ultimate brightening essence 50ml. It’s a lightweight essence that contains antioxidant-rich Winter Aster and moisturising Napiers Aqua Formula that consists of different herbs, including Lady’s Mantle that nourishes the skin with nutrient-filled minerals and antioxidants. Plus, it’s packed with Napiers Original Formula that helps protect the skin from free radicals and gently exfoliates to reveal youthful radiance.

Follow it with the nourishing White decoction – ultimate brightening cream 50ml that gives luminance to dull skin. The kit also contains two deluxe sizes of the White decoction bubble mask 10ml and the White decoction sheet mask to supplement your brightening regimen.


Explore the Christmas markets


Ah, shopping just feels different during Christmas season, don’t you think? While you’re busy ticking off the names on your to-buy-for list, make sure your skin is pampered and armed with anti-pollution benefits as you wade through the shopping lanes of the urban jungle. The belif Knockdown bomb total defence set is your weapon of choice.


belif Knockdown bomb set

Knockdown bomb total defence set, SGD130 (worth SGD203)


In the set, you’ll get the powerful Youth creator - age knockdown bomb 50ml, which fights ageing from the inside out. It has an Age Down Formula that has been clinically proven to reduce the length of enlarged pores due to ageing by 19.2 per cent, reduce the appearance of enlarged pores by 46.1 per cent, and increase the skin’s elasticity by 18.5 per cent.

The set also contains the Anti-aging soft bomb 75ml, a super lightweight moisturiser that not only hydrates the skin but also firms it up and improves elasticity — perfect for reversing the negative effects of pollution. Plus, it has deluxe samples of the Knockdown bomb 10ml and Anti-aging soft bomb 10ml so you can ease into the routine before diving into it.



Wine and dine with the gals


‘Tis the season for hearty meals — and some drinks. Take the holidays as an excuse to indulge in that meal you’ve been planning to have for months now at your favourite restaurant. Then, cap it off with wine — we definitely encourage it. After satiating your cravings, nourish your skin.

Before heading off to sleep, massage on some of the extra-hydrating Aqua bomb sleeping mask 75ml from the belif Ultra nourishing bomb duo set. This sleeping mask has a memory formula — it wraps and seals intense hydration around the contours of your skin. It also has a jelly-pudding texture you’ll love indulging in. Best part? It’s pillow-proof — so you can sleep soundly, without fear of stains.



Ultra nourishing bomb duo set, SGD75 (worth SGD103)


For daytime, you can go for the cult-favourite The true cream - moisturizing bomb 50ml, which contains Comfrey Leaf that detoxifies the skin, Napiers Moisture formula that hydrates, and Napiers Original Formula that calms and repairs the skin. There’s also the Cica bomb cream 50ml, a.k.a. the Stress Shooter. Aside from the Napiers Aqua Formula and Napiers Original Formula, it’s made with powerful antioxidant and skin-soothing Centella Asiatica — great for shooting away the signs of stress on your skin. If a lightweight, oil-free gel-cream that refreshes the skin is what you fancy, the skin-loving The true cream - aqua bomb 50ml is for you. Made with a variety of herbs, including Lady’s Mantle, it helps fight off free radicals and improves the skin’s elasticity for skin that’s hydrated and smooth.



Enjoy the quiet downtime 


In the midst of all the bustle of planning and celebrating, immerse in silence and enjoy your own company. Relax and regenerate with the help of the ultra-nourishing belif Prime infusion repair cream special set. Treat your skin to the Prime infusion repair toner 80ml that contains Mountain Daisy extracted using the Solar Nectar Infusion technique, which harnesses the power of the sun to extract the ingredient while keeping its ingredients nothing but pure.


belif Prime infusion repair cream special set

Prime infusion repair cream special set, SGD120 (worth SGD157)



Follow it with the soothing Prime infusion repair cream 50ml. This cream keeps the skin smooth while helping get rid of visible fine lines and wrinkles. Pack on more goodness on your skin — and forget about any kind of stress — with the help of the Prime infusion repair essence 10ml, a regenerating essence that not only retains moisture on the skin but has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.



Host a slumber party


Having your best girl friends over for a night of conversation and catching up is no doubt fun. But why not take it up a notch by making your get-together a mini pampering session, too? It’s perfect timing, too, because the nighttime is great for skin turnover.

Have the belif Peat miracle revival set ready for you and your girls to use. Indulge in the renewing powers of the Peat miracle revital serum concentrate 30ml, which contains 20 per cent concentrated Peat extract that’s great for improving natural skin turnover for youthful skin.


belif Peat miracle revital set

Peat miracle revival set, SGD120 (worth SGD194)


Next, pamper your eyes with the Peat miracle revital eye cream 25ml, a potent but extra-gentle cream that’s made with Peat Extract and Humic Acid that revitalises the skin under your eyes. It also contains GABA that stimulates collagen production and prevents fine lines and wrinkles. The next morning, aside from marvelling at your refreshed peepers, give your friends a deluxe size of the Peat miracle revital serum concentrate 6ml to take home — there are two in the kit.

Celebrate the holidays with belif. Check out more belif Christmas bundles here and get these sets from all their outlets in Singapore.



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Probiotic skincare? Before you raise your brow let us explain. You may be familiar with the term ‘probiotics’ in relation to gut health. Probiotics are good bacteria, typically found in the gut, whose job is to boost their numbers while simultaneously decreasing bad bacteria present all over the body. This balance is essential to maintaining our good health as we age.


So what does it do for our skin? Well, if you think about, our skin is actually covered in bacteria (they’re mostly harmless, though!). With a good balance between good and bad bacteria on the skin comes healthy-looking skin. Since probiotics are adept in combating bacteria inside the body, they would also do a good job of fighting bacteria elsewhere. Probiotic skincare has strengthening and anti-ageing properties, with some studies showing that it can also help treat other conditions such as inflammatory ailments (eczema and rosacea) and other skin concerns (like dermatitis and sun damage).


Interested to know what probiotic skincare products are already available at your fingertips? Here’s a quick round-up of the probiotic skincare, from face masks to moisturisers, that you should try out soon.

Yakult Beautien Brilliant ~The Cream~




Yakult might just be the most familiar name when it comes to probiotics. Known for their Lactobacillus drinks that promote gut health, they also have a lineup of probiotic skincare. Their bestseller? ~The Cream~. The probiotics, one of which is lactic acid, work together with other hydrating ingredients to replenish the moisture in your skin, boosting its healthy appearance so you can walk around with confidence.


Bare for Bare Probiotics Face Masks


Facial masks


Pamper your skin with some TLC from the Bare for Bare Probiotics Face Masks after a long day. Your skin will soak up all its probiotic goodness as you kick back and relax on your couch watching the latest Netflix film. They come in three variants: one for intense smoothening of fine lines, one rich moisturising mask to hydrate and nourish your skin, and a radiance mask to help you achieve that youthful glow.



Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturiser




We recently reviewed their Squalane + Omega Repair Cream but did you know that Biossance also has a well-loved gel moisturiser with probiotics in it? The Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturiser (SGD76/~USD55.72, 50ml) is a weightless, ultra-hydrating moisturiser that calms skin redness and reduces the appearances of pores while providing your skin with hydration. The combination of squalane and probiotic (lactococcus ferment lysate) will leave your skin looking young and radiant, as lactococcus ferment lysate is shown to improve your skin clarity while minimising redness and irritation.


TULA The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser



TULA is a popular probiotic skincare brand in the US that offers a wide assortment of probiotic-based products. One of their best-selling products is their Purifying Face Cleanser (USD28, 200ml), which has lactic acid that naturally cleanses and exfoliates to reveal healthy, radiant-looking skin. It also contains chicory root, a natural anti-inflammatory prebiotic that helps boost your skin’s firmness, as well as other probiotics that hydrate and lock in skin's moisture.


Allies of Skin Molecular Saviour Probiotics Repair Mist




Probiotics don’t only have to be introduced to your skin at the start and end of your day. Refresh your skin with the Allies of Skin Probiotics Repair Mist (SGD55/~USD40.31, 60ml), which has an alcohol-free aloe and rosewater base mixed with a blend of probiotics and antioxidants which Lactobacillus Ferment, Niacinamide, and acai berry. It was clinically tested and proven to reduce acne lesions by 42.7 per cent in 28 days. If you’re looking for a booster to your skin’s reparative capabilities, do give this repair mist some consideration.



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And with that, the week finally comes to a close. Didn’t the days fly by so fast? That’s always the thing when you’re counting down to the holidays. But being so caught up in your excitement for the joyful season can cause distraction from the hottest happenings in the present. If you think you missed a lot on all the hottest updates, then we’re here to save your day by giving you a roundup of all the things you should know. From Meghan Markle being revealed as the most influential dresser of 2019 to the sale of Kylie Cosmetics to Coty — here are all the bites you might have missed this week.



Meghan Markle is crowned the most influential dresser of 2019


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This morning, The Duchess of Sussex went back to college! Joining students and educators at The University of Johannesburg The Duchess was able to announce a new series of gender grants from the Association of Commonwealth Universities, of which she is patron. She was also able to announce four new scholarships to help students study in different commonwealth countries, allowing cross cultural understanding and an opportunity to deepen their educational studies abroad. One of the recipients of these grants shared his story of growing up on farmland in Kenya, where he paid for his education trading vegetables to cover schooling costs (cauliflower leaves to be exact!) He is now doing a research study on carcinogens in his country, its link to cancer - his work is helping to change practices and to save lives. The Duchess was so moved by the work being done across the education sector and to talk with such like-minded thinkers about the importance of access to education and the support needed internally. When the round table discussion this morning moved to the challenges faced in this sector and how daunting it can all seem, The Duchess said, “Sometimes access to education can seem so big, you wonder where to even begin? So you begin with one student, or one school, you simply begin. And that’s when we see change.” She continued by referencing a Martin Luther King Jr quote: “Take the first step... you don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” Since @the_acu_official Gender Grants were launch in 2016, 28 universities in 17 countries have benefited with a minimum of 600 beneficiaries participating in workshops supported by the grants. #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica Photo ©️ PA images

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Now that the year is coming to an end, we’re all bound to reminisce all the bests and worsts of the time that has quickly gone by. And, courtesy of global fashion search platform Lyst, we finally find out once and for all who aced the world of fashion in 2019. The data have been analysed and the results are in: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is the most influential dresser of the year. Searches for similar pieces to her style increased by 216 per cent this year. Not to mention, there were all the dresses that got sold out after she wore them. Other notable figures on the top 10 list are BLACKPINK Lisa at sixth, Kylie Jenner at seventh, and Zendaya at 3rd.


Taylor Swift is now officially allowed to perform her old songs at the AMAs




This week, the months-long feud that all started when Taylor penned a Tumblr post calling out Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta’s tyrannical control of her music just got even messier. Taylor opened up on Twitter how she’s not allowed the use of her old music in a Netflix documentary and is unable to perform them at this year’s American Music Awards (AMAs). Considering she’s going to be awarded Artist of the Decade because of these past hits, it’s quite unfair, isn’t it? A lot has happened in between — lots of fans and artists came to Taylor’s defence; Big Machine Records posted a statement about Taylor owing them money and Taylor’s own PR retaliating that the record company owes her instead. Thankfully, the issue has been (partly) resolved with her old record company clarifying that she’s allowed to perform her past songs, but the issue really lies on the re-broadcasts of her AMAs performance. Taylor has yet to comment on this, but we’re sure this is far from the end of the issue.



Kylie Jenner Sold Off Majority of Kylie Cosmetics To Coty




While the entertainment industry is lit up with all this dramatic buzz, the beauty industry is hit with this major update. The supposed youngest self-made billionaire just got even richer this week with the sale of Kylie Cosmetics to Coty. The sale to the conglomerate reportedly cost a whopping USD600 million. Although the beauty mogul only sold a 51 per cent stake to the home of powerhouses like OPI, CoverGirl, and many more, Kylie and her team will still handle all creative efforts. The sale just gives her more time and energy to focus on product and brand development while Coty helps out in the company’s growth internationally through more widespread product distribution. 



Samsung Galaxy Fold is now available for pre-order in the Philippines


The release of Samsung Galaxy Fold and Taylor Swift's AMAs performance amid the Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta issue are just some of the hottest news this week.

Samsung Galaxy Fold (Photo from: samsung.com/ph)


But enough with the international news. Locally, we also have a fun update that has got everyone buzzing this week. In the Philippines, the snazzy flip phones you miss from the '00s are making a comeback with Samsung’s launch of their all-new Galaxy Fold.


Now that it’s available via pre-order through Globe and Smart until 1 December, techies in the country can be among the first to experience this breakthrough device. Unfold the future of our handheld devices with this innovation, combining the portability of flip phones with the functionality of our touch-screen smartphones. The device comes with Galaxy Buds, one year of Samsung Care+ and Samsung Concierge for heightened user experience. Keen on getting it? Find out more here.



Herschel Supply Co. officially launches at Funan




Meanwhile, those in Singapore who are still searching for perfect gifts should definitely visit the Herschel Supply Store at Funan. The brand well known for their hipster retro backpacks and travel accessories celebrated their store launch at the mall and welcomed guests to enjoy good music and even greater deals. The event also featured Herschel Supply’s cute Hello Kitty collection and their much-awaited Basquiat collection in celebration of the groundbreaking 20th-century artist. Another noteworthy find is their chic hard-shell luggage that comes in fun colours like blush ombre — perfect for the stylish traveller. So finish your gift-buying once and for all and check out their timeless products perfect for everyday use.


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