Just In: New Korean Beauty Brands Now Available At Guardian SG | Clozette

The demand for K-beauty in Singapore keeps going up and luckily, Guardian Health & Beauty is here to answer the call. Singapore’s biggest health and beauty retailer recently announced its partnership with Olive Young, Korea’s leading health and beauty chain — bringing new Korean beauty items for you to enjoy. To celebrate, Guardian and Olive Young created an experiential and multi-sensory pop-up called the Guardian x Olive Young: K-Beauty Playhouse at ION Orchard B4 Atrium. It opened last 27 November and will close today, 3 December.


BOTANIC HEAL is a botanical skincare line which uses plant-derived ingredients in their products. Their products are made to boost your skin’s ability to self-repair and recover from the damage it experiences. With Botanical Heal's potent products, you can now achieve that enviable glass skin. A must-try: their Derma Intensive Panthenol Cream Mist which nourishes your skin with a fine mist that won’t disrupt your makeup.

Bring Green

Bring Green is another beloved brand in Korea well-known for its range of natural skincare. Made with plant-based ingredients such as carrots, aloe vera, and avocado, they take the best of nature’s offerings and make it into effective food for your skin. They also have two products currently available in Guardian that use the powerful healing herb Artemesia: the PH Balance Cleansing Foam and Fresh Mask.

Round A'Round

You can now shop your everyday essentials from Round A'Round, a ‘life beauty’ brand that offers items designed to make everyday life more delightful including skincare, personal care, and fragrances. But aside from these, they also have quirky items that may tickle your fancy. Why not create a zen-like atmosphere with this cute Cactus Diffuser while you do your morning routine? 


WAKEMAKE is a trendy beauty brand that has everything you need to create a Korean beauty look. With its vibrant and longlasting colours neatly packaged in minimalist casings, you’ll easily ace that youthful, glowing K-beauty look. Try their bestselling Rouge Gun Zero lipstick that has a weightless matte finish — we think it may become your new fave everyday lippie.

Didn’t get to drop by the pop-up? No worries, you’ll now be able to purchase these brands through their website and in all Guardian Health & Beauty branches islandwide. Also, keep an eye out for other K-beauty brands coming your way, as more brands will arrive with the Guardian x Olive Young collaboration.

(Cover photo from: @wakemake_official)

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Gone are the days when you need to set an appointment at the spa to achieve your skin goals. Now, you can effectively target your skin concerns while holding your pampering sesh in the comfort of your home. Aside from your beloved serums and masks, you can now experience improved skin benefits thanks to LED-powered skincare tools. This innovative technology is said to boost our beauty from inside out, especially with consistent use. But with all the available LED skincare tools in the market right now, how do you know which one is the best for you? Ahead, find out which LED skincare tool is meant for your specific skincare needs.

Tackling under-eye problems

Skin Inc. Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light Glasses

Skin Inc. Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light Glasses For Bright Eyes, SGD298 (Photo from: iloveskininc.com.sg)

Did you know that the skin around our eyes ages faster? Not only that, but due to the loss of collagen as it ages, it gets thinner and thinner, making it more susceptible to wrinkles and blemishes. But not to worry — the future is still bright thanks to Skin Inc. Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light Glasses. Unlike most LED skincare tools, this one specialises in under-eye concerns. It emits light in three colours: red to boost collagen, yellow to fade dark spots, and orange to boost circulation and reduce puffiness. Slip them on daily for 10 minutes after applying eye cream for youthful, bright eyes.

For intense breakouts

FOREO ESPADA, one of the best LED skincare tools you can use

FOREO ESPADA Acne-Clearing Blue Light Pen, SGD209 (Photo from: sephora.sg)

Is your skin prone to having intense and painful breakouts? Fight against acne with FOREO ESPADA. The acne-clearing blue light pen harnesses the power of laser-focused blue LED light and T-Sonic™ pulsations to get rid of the problem bumps stat. ESPADA is clinically-proven to treat acne-prone skin. Not to mention, it’s also light-weight and portable, making it completely handy for travels.

Reduce wrinkles

Dr. Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro

Dr. Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro, SGD709 (Photo from: sephora.sg)

Masks are probably one of the most hyped LED skincare tools out there because they look straight out of a sci-fi film. Just look at the futuristic design of Dr. Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro — looks cool, right? But this mask isn’t just for spectacle — it’s actually one of the most loved LED masks out there that effectively treats wrinkles and pimples. Strap it on for three minutes daily and let its 162 red and blue LED lights amp up your collagen and destroy bacteria for wonderfully smooth skin.

Brighten dull skin

LG Pra.L Derma LED Mask

LG Pra.L Derma LED Mask, SGD1,349 (Photo from: lg.com/sg)

Masks are probably one of the most hyped LED skincare tools out there because they look straight out of a sci-fi film. If you’re looking for one that can help you achieve the radiant, glass skin you covet, then LG Pra.L Derma LED Mask is one worth investing on. Powered with 160 IR and LED lights, this mask penetrates deep into your visage to improve skin tone and elasticity. Wear this for nine minutes every day, and you’ll feel your skin become firmer and more radiant.

For all-around skincare

Skin Inc. Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light++

Skin Inc. Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light++, SGD408 (Photo from: iloveskininc.com.sg)

Lastly, for a totally customisable at-home facial, then Skin Inc. Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light++ is your best bet. You can freely adjust the options of this light-therapy tool and choose the combination of lights which you think best targets your concerns. For example, you can treat specific issues like blemishes with the blue light, or tackle multiple concerns like dull, ageing skin with the mix of purple LED lights and Sonic Technology within 10 minutes. Talk about versatility and convenience, am I right?

(Cover photo from: @drdennisgross)

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Smells don’t just elicit memories. They reflect an entire story, one that varies from country to country. A lady from the Middle East may prefer strong, earthier scents while local gals in Japan and South Korea would opt for something sweet for her everyday fragrance. Read on to discover what connotes the ideal scent, according to different countries.


Among the Japanese, the ideal scent has floral notes but should also not be strong and noticeable. This is why Japanese women would often gravitate towards sweet-smelling perfumes. You could find notes of rose and jasmine among most of the perfumes made in Japan. The floral scents are often balanced out by the light addition of musk or citrus notes for a nice sweet scent. Issey Miyake’s L’Eau d’Issey Eau de Toilette is an example of the ideal Japanese scent.

United Arab Emirates

In contrast to Japan’s preference for sweet scents, women from the Middle East prefer rich and sumptuous fragrances with strong staying power. They also like high-quality ingredients in their fragrances. One such ingredient is the oud, or agarwood, which is said to be the most expensive wood in the world. Oud oil is called 'liquid gold' — the primary ingredient in many luxury perfumes with a rich scent. A staple among women in the area are the bestselling unisex perfumes from Abdul Samad Al Qurashi.

United Kingdom

Over in the UK, women prefer classic fragrances that last all day long. What is more classic than the Chanel No. 5 Eau de Parfum? It’s a complex abstract fragrance with overarching floral notes that’s full and rich. May Rose and jasmine notes are complimented by hints of airy citrus and enriched by smooth bourbon vanilla, making it very feminine and sensual.


Simple, uncomplicated, subtly sexy. These are the best ways to describe the ideal scent in the US. Most of the best-selling fragrances in the US have a light and fresh combination of fruity, floral, and woody notes. Modern, natural scents are currently dominating the fragrances in this part of the world. Byredo’s Bibliothèque has floral notes of peony and violet, with some fruity notes of peaches and plums, underscored by the earthy notes of leather, patchouli, and vanilla.


France is known to be the fragrance capital of the world, known for its innovative perfumes that gained its reputation over several centuries. It’s safe to say that the demand for their charming and complex fragrances haven’t declined over time. Among Frenchwomen, a classic fragrance found on their vanity would be the Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. With fruity, floral and chypre (citrus) notes, it's a very complex yet also elegant perfume.

(Cover photo from: @isseymiyakeparfums)

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