Pay Attention: Intimate Care Is Just As Cool As Skincare | Clozette


Skincare has definitely cemented its roots in both our personal practices and as a large-scale industry in just a couple of decades. But something's catching up to it real close: intimate care. People are slowly warming up to the idea that caring for one's V-area isn't something to be shy about but, rather, should be taken as seriously as one's nightly skincare routine. Why? Because it is one of the most sensitive areas of the body, making it a lot more prone to irritation and allergies. 


papaya as symbol for intimate area


Now, you might be thinking, "But I always give it a nice clean!" Still, that doesn't guarantee that you're doing it right. Just like in your typical skincare regimen, there is such a thing as over-cleansing when it comes to your intimate area. Some signs that you might be guilty of this are dryness, flaking, and discolouration around that area due to irritation and friction. Others even resort to douching, another term for internal cleaning, which is definitely not advisable. Your vag has its way of cleaning itself from within, so external cleansing is the only thing you have to pay attention to.


But how exactly do you do it right? Thankfully, because of the growing popularity of intimate care practices, products that are made to aid it are also rising in the limelight. And from serums, oils, mists and more, we've laid out a list of intimate care products to get you started. 


Two Lips Diamond Gentle Vitamin C Serum

Two Lips Diamond Gentle Vitamin C Serum

SGD135/~USD99.95 (twolips.vip)


Worried about your bikini line with beach season coming up? Or maybe considering another "lights off" situation with your beau because of your growing insecurities about your V-area? Whatever your sitch may be, we've got just the thing to amp up your confidence. Two Lips Diamond Gentle Vitamin C Serum is water-soluble and formulated to be gentle to both your intimate area and even your face (yep, they claim this works both ways). It's targeted to deal with dull skin and discolouration without you having to worry about irritation, and so shyness will fly out of your dictionary once you see its results. 

SweetSpot Labs Buff and Brighten Exfoliating Pads

SweetSpot Labs Buff and Brighten Exfoliating Pads

USD25 (shop.sweetspotlabs.com)


Are you a shaver or a waxer? If hair removal down there is your thing, then you would also know all about the red and bumpy aftermath. And sure, professional procedures may not have such severe effects than when you do it at home, but it doesn't mean you're safe from these irritating side effects. Thankfully, SweetSpot Labs' Buff And Brighten Exfoliating Pads got your back. As the name suggests, these gentle pH-balanced pads are here to the rescue to help ease your hair removal woes. With their mix of glycolic acid, papaya and pineapple extracts, and aloe vera, they're also great for your pits and legs.


Beauty Library Feminine Mist in French Rose

Beauty Library Feminine Mist in French Rose

PHP189/~USD3.58 (watsons.com)


In an ideal world, tissues, wipes, and bidets would always be at your disposal during restroom breaks. Sadly, that ain't so. That's why the next best option is to always have feminine mists in your arsenal. Take this no-rinse intimate cleanser from Beauty Library that not only comes in an adorable pink travel-friendly package but also boasts all-natural ingredients. This will have you saying goodbye to feeling icky even during your red days, as it can also be sprayed to your liners and pads for extra freshness and anti-bacterial care. 



Vagisil Scentsitive Scents® V-Friendly Bath Bomb

Vagisil Scentsitive Scents® V-Friendly Bath Bomb

USD3.99 (vagisil.com)


Love at-home spa sessions? Why not have one with intimate care in mind? As mentioned earlier, your V-area is particularly sensitive, and not all products, no matter how gentle they might seem, might be suitable for it — bath bombs included. So once in a while, swap your usual choice of tub fizzlers with this vag-friendly pick from Vagisil. It's infused with chamomile for its calming and soothing properties, has a pH-balanced formula that's great for your sensitive areas, and is hypoallergenic to ensure non-irritation, so this really puts an intimate touch (pun intended) to your me time in the best way possible. P.S. With its affordable price, you can take home both jasmine and peach variants without breaking the bank. 


Fur Oil


Fur Oil

USD46 (furyou.com)


As its name suggests, Fur Oil is a grooming product for your "hair down there," as recommended by Emma Watson herself. Infused with high-calibre oils from grape seed, jojoba, tea tree, and more, this product is perfect for keeping moisture and suppleness intact throughout the day without staining your clothes or your luxury lingerie. The concoction also boasts anti-bacterial properties and eliminates excess sebum around your intimate area. This helps speed up the skin's healing process, deal with irritation and dullness, and prevent ingrown hair.


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Cheers to Monday! Looking for ways to amp up your start-of-the-week attitude? Fill up with some exciting news like MAC Cosmetics teasing a Princess Jasmine-inspired makeup collection, and a 16-year-old nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, all here in today's Insider Roundup. 


A Princess Jasmine makeup collection is launching soon



In line with the full trailer release of Disney's live-action adaptation of Aladdin, MAC Cosmetics teased that a Princess Jasmine-inspired collection is coming soon and we are so here for it. Launching on 16 May, just days before the release of the film in theatres, it will come in a full range, from eyeshadows to blushes to a gorgeous lip product, all reminiscent of the princess's style and signature beauty look. 


What were you doing at 16? 



Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and she's starting to make us rethink what we were up to at that age. The Swedish student and activist is being recognised for her efforts in fighting global warming and calls for action on the growing climate crises. If she wins the prize in her category, she will be the youngest Nobel Prize recipient, taking over Malala Yousafzai, who got hers at 17 for documenting life under Taliban rule and advocating for women's rights and education.  

Add some Kitty-loving to your wardrobe with this newest Melissa collab


Melissa x Hello Kitty


Grace your wardrobe with a touch of Hello Kitty's world-renowned kawaii-ness with this new collection from Melissa shoes. Combining style, comfort, and functionality in designs that are available for kids and adults alike, take your pick from sneakers, slip-ons, and ballet flats, all full of Hello Kitty's signature colours and aesthetic. Get your pair at MDREAMS Wheelock Place at Orchard Road or via mdreams.com.sg.


Louis Vuitton pulls Michael Jackson-themed pieces from its collection



Following the release of the documentary Leaving Neverland, which lays out two alleged sexual and child abuse cases against Michael Jackson, Louis Vuitton announced that it is pulling themed pieces from its collection showcased last January at Paris Fashion Week in honour of the King of Pop. Virgil Abloh, LV designer for menswear, stated, "I am aware that in light of this documentary, the show has caused emotional reactions. I strictly condemn any form of child abuse, violence or infringement against any human rights." The Michael Jackson estate has previously filed a suit against HBO regarding the allegations made in the documentary. The estate claims, "HBO has disparaged Jackson’s legacy by airing a one-sided hit piece against Jackson based exclusively on the false accounts of two proven, serial perjurers." Still, this didn't stop the damage that the documentary has caused for the King of Pop's legacy and this act from LV may just be the beginning. 


(Cover photo from: @maccosmetics)


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Yves Saint Laurent’s collections are always something to look forward to, and not just because of the runways. YSL Beauté may have been around for quite a while but every season it tends to bring something fresh to the table. With high-performing products and meticulously detailed packaging, YSL Beauté reinforces the idea that makeup is just as much a luxury as it is an objet d’art. Last 16 March, the famous YSL Beauty Hotel touched down in Singapore to let its Southeast Asian clientele in on an immersive beauty experience.


YSL Hotel


Guests wandered around in neon-lit rooms where they could explore the brand’s classic and recent product offerings, encouraging them to experiment, play around, and to “express their wildest fantasies”.


YSL Beauty Hotel Features


Talk about being bold and provocative, like the man himself. Read on for a rundown of YSL Beauté’s latest beauty must-haves and get a glimpse of that stylish YSL DNA.


Heart and Arrow Collectors


YSL Heart and Arrow Collection

YSL Heart and Arrow Collector Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick in Cherry Tuxedo SGD52/~USD38; YSL Heart and Arrow Collection Touche Éclat in Light Peach, SGD62/~USD46


Love is transcendent and worthy of being celebrated every day, not only during Valentine season. Inspired by monsieur Saint Laurent’s Love Notes — a series of personalised postcards he released from 1970 to 2005, the beloved Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick and Touche Éclat are given a sweet makeover with heart and arrow details on their signature packaging. The Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick is updated with five limited edition shades: 12 Corail Dollman (a bright and shiny Cajun coral), 15 Corail Spontini (a medium pink-peach), 44 Nude Lavalliere (a pinkish brown), 45 Rouge Tuxedo (a cherry red), and 49 Rose Saint Germain (a vivid strawberry pink). Fall in love a bit more every day with this pair in your makeup bag. 



Le Cushion Encre De Peau Leather Edition 2019


Le Cushion Encre De Peau Leather Collection

YSL Le Cushion Encre de Peu Leather Edition 2019, SGD92/~USD68


The lauded Le Cushion Encre De Peau takes on a more high-fashion approach with its new look. The signature black and gold compact is redesigned in black stamped crocodile leather, with the brand’s classic monogram gleams golden front and centre. The formulation is the same weightless fresh foundation that gives the skin a natural luminosity, only now you can feel chicer whipping this out for touch-ups.



All products are available at YSL Beauty stores in Singapore.


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