Here Are Our Top Picks From Kylie Skin | Clozette


Following the success of her cosmetics line, Kylie Jenner is back at it again with another savvy business pursuit. With everyone, especially millennials, becoming interested in skincare, the demand for quality skincare products continues to grow. Which is why the mogul recently teased her latest skincare line, Kylie Skin, to cater to this demand. Its selling point? Everything is packaged in minimalist, millennial pink and nothing is over USD30.



Being a millennial and one of Instagram’s biggest influencers, Kylie knows the appeal of Instagrammable things. While all six products are undoubtedly picture-worthy, they also focus on basic skincare essentials that anyone should have on their shelf. And because they’re all affordable, we feel they’ll be flying off the store shelves soon. Plus, she’s doing a bundle where you can get all six Kylie Skin products for the price of USD125. We know that committing to a full line can be a big step, particularly for those who like to switch up their products every so often. So we’ve decided to choose our top picks from the Kylie Skin debut. Here are the three standouts that caught our attention.

Kylie Skin Foaming Face Wash


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Kylie Skin Foaming Face Wash, SGD33/~USD24


Cleansers are criminally underrated as skincare products even though cleansing is a crucial first step to every skincare routine. Kylie’s face wash contains Kiwi Seed Oil, which has high amounts of vitamin C to combat blemishes and wrinkles. The pump bottle converts the formula from liquid to a luxurious foam that doesn’t leave the face feeling tight afterwards. It has a light fragrance, however, which might not sit well with ultra-sensitive skin types.


Kylie Skin Vitamin C Serum



We love a good vitamin C serum for its many skin benefits and Kylie seems to be a fan herself. Though the concentration of vitamin C is yet to be specified, she claims that the serum is packed with powerful ingredients that help brighten skin, stimulate collagen, reduce redness, and combat signs of ageing. We say it’s worth a try.



Kylie Skin Eye Cream



The real gamechanger to Kylie Jenner’s skincare debut: an affordable eye cream. Many of us can relate to the struggle with dark circles and puffy eyes. Kylie’s eye cream promises the perfect pick-me-up after a late night with a combination of caffeine, green tea, vitamin E, and pomegranate to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and brighten up your peepers.


(Cover photo from: @kylieskin)

Kylie Skin will be launching officially on 22 May on their website. 

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Scent is a curious thing. Many of us tend to experience it in contrasts. Catching a whiff of a stranger’s perfume may last only a moment as you pass them by on your daily commute. Meanwhile, the smell of your grandmother’s cooking might remain as fresh in your memory as it did on that summer years ago. Renowned French fragrance label Diptyque draws on the idea of scent as both immersive and temporary at their pop-up exhibition which ran from 3 to 9 May at Paragon Orchard Lobby. The event served as a retrospective of Diptyque’s storied history as a perfume-maker and the unveiling of their latest fragrance, Eau de Minthé.


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The Diptyque Pop-Up Exhibit at Paragon Orchard


About Diptyque Eau de Minthé


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Eau de Minthé recalls the mythlogy of the nymph who attempted to seduce Hades and was turned into a delicate stem of mint. The result is an intoxicating blend of lively geranium and soft patchouli, accentuated by nutmeg, with the fresh fragrance of mint at its heart. A testament to the fern olfactory family, the scent is both sweet and spicy with an herbal undertone.

The Diptyque Pop-Up Exhibit



Left: The L'Eau fragrance on display; Right: The exhibit for the Philosykos fragrance


Also featured in the pop-up are three of Diptyque’s most iconic fragrances: L’Eau, Do Son, and Philosykos. The first one, L’Eau, was created in 1968 and was revolutionary during its time for its gender-neutral scent of geranium, clove, and cinnamon. The second one, Philosykos, was created in 1996 and has a woody fragrance drawing on the fig tree’s leaves, sap, and wood. Finally, Do Son, created in 2005, is a spicy floral concoction of tuberose, orange blossom and jasmine. The scent recalls one of the founder’s childhood in Do Son, Along Bay. The exhibit details the creative journey behind each scent.


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The Diptyque Pop-Up's Artist Box 


Other highlights of the pop-up include the artist box, a painter’s palette-like curation of scents where guests can sample each scent’s notes. Various images, illustrations, and postcards displayed in the boutique also reflect over 50 years of the brand’s creative vision. To cap off the experience, guests were encouraged to take pictures in the thematic photobooth alongside a personalised engraving and initials painting service for Diptyque products.


You can pick up Eau de Minthé at Diptyque boutiques and stores and on the Diptyque website.

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Known to be a great detoxifying fruit, pineapple is now becoming a popular beauty ingredient. Recently, brands like Glow Recipe and Marc Jacobs launched their own products made from the fruit’s extract. More will surely follow their steps this season. But is all the hype worth it? Read on to learn what pineapple-based skincare is all about.

 


What’s in a pineapple?


Jars of pineapple-based skincare

Marc Jacobs Youthquake Moisturiser, USD59/~SGD80.74, marcjacobsbeauty.com; Photo from: @marcjacobsbeauty


Aside from being good for digestion, pineapple has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial benefits as well. The tropical fruit contains an enzyme mixture called bromelain, which pineapple-based skincare products use to help gently exfoliate the skin. Additionally, pineapples are rich with vitamins and minerals like calcium, potassium, Vitamin C, and E.


What does pineapple do to the skin?


A bottle of pineapple-based skincare serum

Glow Recipe Pineapple-C Bright Serum, USD49/~SGD67.05, glowrecipe.com; Photo from: @glowrecipe


Pineapples are surprisingly a powerful multi-tasking ingredient. As mentioned, the fruit is a natural exfoliator that can remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. When your skin is a bit dull, its vitamins can also help brighten and even out skin. Because it’s an antioxidant, pineapples help protect your skin from pollution during the day. If that isn’t enough for you, they also help reduce swelling. It's basically the answer to all our skincare problems.

 


Who should use pineapple-based skincare?


A jar of pineapple-based skincare mask

Herbivore Botanicals Brighten Pineapple Enzyme + Gemstone Instant Glow Mask, SGD72, sephora.sg; Photo from: @herbivorebotanicals


The tropical fruit is worth trying if you want to achieve that summer glow. If you tend to break out when using harsh exfoliators, then pineapple-based skincare products are perfect for you because they are gentle. However, they can still leave the skin a bit dry after use so those with the dryer skin types might be better off with other products. Also, be sure to read the product’s fine print, because high bromelain concentrations might be too irritating for sensitive skin.




Despite pineapples being a power ingredient, there’s really no skincare product that would fit all skin types. Still, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have fun with it. Don’t be afraid to try out products you think would work. Just keep those that personally suit you in your daily routine. Feel free to experiment and enjoy pampering yourself!

 

(Cover photo from: @marcjacobsbeauty)



Looking for new products to add to your arsenal? Check out the new beauty launches this month!

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