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Insider Roundup: Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum 4.0 & More

New launches and announcements

Oh, what a week it has been. A series of launches and announcements have made its way to our ears and we’re eager to share these with you. In beauty, we have the upgraded innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum and Kiehl’s 170th Anniversary. For fashion lovers, BTS was announced as the new Louis Vuitton House Ambassadors and UNIQLO has a new collection coming soon too. Excited? Get to know the latest goings-on in this week’s Insider Roundup. 

innisfree upgrades its best-selling Green Tea Seed Serum

innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum 4.0 in a basket

innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum 4.0, SGD37/~USD28

K-beauty brand innisfree levels up its best-selling Green Tea Seed Serum for the fourth time. The new formula boasts of a Green Tea Biome (or Green Tea Tri-biotics™), a combination of prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics to balance out the skin’s microbiome. It’s also supercharged with five types of hyaluronic acid to increase moisture, reinforce the moisture barrier, and soften skin. If your skin needs soothing, its formula also contains allantoin to reduce irritation. The Green Tea Seed Serum 4.0 is now available in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Kiehl’s celebrates its 170th anniversary

Special edition Kiehl’s Heritage French Rosewater Toner

Kiehl’s Heritage French Rosewater Toner, SGD60/~USD45

Meanwhile, Kiehl’s is also celebrating another milestone. The popular American skincare brand is celebrating its 170th anniversary this year. In honour of this, Kiehl’s has launched limited-edition versions of their best-selling skincare. This includes the Calendula Herbal Extract Toner and Ultra Facial Cream. Not only that, but they also brought back some of the products from the Kiehl’s archives like the Heritage French Rosewater Toner made with sustainably sourced whole Turkish rose petals. The 170th Anniversary Collection is now available on Kiehl’s Singapore website and will be available in stores beginning 1 May. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that it will be available in Malaysia and the Philippines too!

Avon launches the Simply Pretty collection

All the products in the Avon Simply Pretty Collection

Avon Simply Pretty collection

Looking for multi-use makeup that’s oh-so-easy to apply? Look no further than Avon’s new Simply Pretty collection. Consisting of a BB cream, blush, brow gel, mascara, eyeliner, and lipstick, it’s the basic minimalist makeup kit you need for a quick, fresh-faced look. If you’re curious to know more about the collection, you can catch Avon Simply Pretty ambassador Janine Gutierrez and celebrity makeup artist Anthea Bueno on their Facebook Live tonight at 6PM. Head over to the Avon Philippines Facebook page for more deets.

BTS are Louis Vuitton’s new House Ambassadors

Moving on to fashion, Louis Vuitton announced over the weekend that BTS is its new House Ambassadors. This is BTS’s first fashion partnership; they currently only have partnerships with Samsung and Hyundai Motors. 

“I am delighted BTS are joining Louis Vuitton today. I am looking forward to this wonderful partnership, which adds a modern chapter to the House, merging luxury and contemporary culture. I can’t wait to share all the very exciting projects we are working on,” Louis Vuitton Artistic Director for Menswear Virgil Abloh said, according to Hypebae

We’re looking forward to seeing more stylish looks from the pop group in the coming months. Are you?

UNIQLO x Theory is coming soon

UNIQLO x Theory model

One of the items in the UNIQLO x Theory SS21 Collection.

After the success of their 2020 summer capsule collection, UNIQLO and New York-based fashion brand Theory are teaming up once again to provide simply chic threads for urbanites. The Spring-Summer collection is inspired by the dynamic spirit of New York City”, UNIQLO said. It will feature Theory’s signature tailored simplicity and UNIQLO’s functional fabrics. The full collection will be available starting 7 May in Singapore at ION Orchard, Orchard Central Flagship and online. It will also be available at the brand’s Glorietta 5 Flagship Store and the UNIQLO Philippines online shop. In the meantime, stay tuned for news of its availability in Malaysia.

Chloe Zhao wins Best Director at the 2021 Oscars

Over in Hollywood, Nomadland director Chloé Zhao made history in the 2021 Oscars when she became the second female director and first woman of colour to win the award. In her acceptance speech, Zhao encouraged everyone to be compassionate and kind to one another. “Anyone who has the faith and the courage to hold onto the goodness in themselves and to hold onto the goodness in each other, no matter how difficult it is to do that.” 

The Chinese filmmaker will also be directing The Eternals, one of Marvel’s upcoming movies this year, starring Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, and Game of Thrones alums Richard Madden and Kit Harrington.

Lana Condor and Cole Sprouse to star in sci-fi movie

Heads up, TATBILB and Riverdale fans! Lana Condor and Cole Sprouse will star in an upcoming HBO Max movie titled Moonshot. It’s sci-fi meets rom-com and set in Mars — a crazy but intriguing concept, if you ask us. 

“Set in a future where Mars is terraformed and colonised by the best humanity has to offer, two very different college students wind up joining forces and sneak onboard a space shuttle to the red planet in order to be united with their significant others,” Deadline shared. This film is bound to be out of this world, don’t you think?

Which announcement piqued your attention the most?

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