If you’re someone who takes your skincare routine seriously, you’d have most likely heard of the wonders of a facial essence — more specifically the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. It’s a miracle worker in a bottle, packed with vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids to give your skin intense hydration, anti-aging benefits and an elevated radiance.



Patterned with a beautiful Sakura flowers print, its latest limited edition Sakura bottle also puts the highly rated FTE on our covet list this season.

Applying an essence after toner has become a habit for many of us, but did you know that there are other productive ways you can make use of your beloved facial essence? We share five of them, on top of its regular application method. Plus: keep reading to find out how you can win a set of SK-II Pitera Essence Set (worth SGD99)!

Trouble solution



An essence contains active ingredients that nourish and treat the skin immensely. So why not try targeting certain problem areas of your skin such as dry patches, enlarged pores, sunspots and more? Apply the essence to a specific area using a cotton pad, let it sit for one minute, and the active ingredients will do their job to calm and soothe skin.




Caked-up makeup corrector



Caked up makeup is bothersome, especially when it happens in the middle of the day. You don’t have to redo your entire face base when this happens, though. Simply put a few drops of the essence on the palm of your hand, rub and apply the goodness to your face. Its hydrating and smoothing power will be able to help put a bit of moisture and instant glow to your maquillage.




Face mist



When your skin needs a little mid-day pick-me-up, reach out for a face mist that will not only refresh you but also give you better skin complexion in the long run. Use the SK-II Mid-Day Miracle Essence or transfer a bit of your favourite facial essence into a portable spray bottle that spritzes fine mists.




For sheet masks



No sheet mask? No problem. Use your Facial Treatment Essence instead. Soak a cotton cloth, a sheet mask, or some cotton pads with essence and apply on your face as you would with regular masks.






Under-eye de-puffer



Banish the reminders of stressful late nights by giving your under-eye area some tender lovin’ care with a little help from your essence. Simply drench the product on cotton pads, place them in a Ziploc bag and store them in the freezer. In the morning, place them on your under-eye area and leave them on for a minute for an instant energising treat.





We have two sets of SK-II Pitera Essence Set (worth SGD99) to give away.
Leave a comment below and tell us which is your favourite way to apply your facial essence to stand a chance to win a set!

*Giveaway ends 31 May 2017, 11:59PM. Open to Singapore residents only.


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Being a 'mother' is more than just a word, a role, or something that happens because of blood relations. Our mums, aunts and grandmas serve as our first BFFs, role models, teachers, and more. We share an eternal bond with them; they helped shape our womanhood, and set the foundation as to who we are today. 


So for Mother's Day, we're giving you the best gift ideas to spoil the special women in your life with as a way to say thanks. 


SK-II Face Treatment Essence Sakura Limited Edition Bottle

(Photo from: SK-II.com)


Give your mum the gift of glow with SK-II's Face Treatment Essence in its limited edition Sakura bottle. Just like the Japanese cherry blossoms that signal the start of fresh beginnings in spring, this is a way to celebrate how your mum has always been with you for every significant 'firsts' in your life.


I Am Endearing pendant by Poh Heng



More than just a gift of appreciation, show your sincerity and gratitude with this remarkable pendant from Poh Heng. Exquisitely crafted with a limited edition 18k gold pendant encrusted with diamonds, this is a gift that's just as precious as your bond with mum.


Crabtree & Evelyn Heritage Body Care Collection 



Give your mum a well-deserved pampering with this Heritage Body Care Collection from Crabtree & Evelyn. Each line is presented in a lush and feminine packaging and consists of a luxurious set of Bath & Shower Gel, Body Lotion and Hand Therapy that makes the perfect gift for mothers who deserve to be taken care of this Mother’s Day. 


Simplicity by Mt. Sapola x Eden+Elie




Something classic that your mum can wear anytime, anywhere? This elegant piece from Mt. Sapola and Eden+Elie's collaboration is handcrafted in Singapore with Swarovski crystals and Japanese Miyuki seed beads, and plated with 24K gold. A versatile yet stylish piece, this embodies the women in our lives who play their multiple roles with grace.




Pazzion's sleek pair for The Outgoing Mum




Fashioned from soft, high-quality lambskin, these pastel pink flats are comfy and stylish — perfect for our mums who are always doing and going through multitudes of tasks with ease. 


Espiral and Madre by Lee Hwa Jewellery



Lee Hwa Jewellery gives a nod to our beloved mothers with Espiral, which  showcases infinite spiral designs that mimic a mother’s unending love, and Madre, which embodies the beauty in motherhood. Your mum will surely love any of these two designs. But if you're feeling fancy, why not get them both?



PANDORA Rose Mother's Day Collection



Feminine, elegant, strong — PANDORA's new collection celebrates the strength and beauty in our mums with their Rose collection for Mother's Day.  


Byredo Hand Duo in Blanche and La Tulipe



This collector set combines one of BYREDO's signature scents with a light yet nourishing texture, allowing the wearer to gently hydrate and soften the hands whilst giving them a distinct scent. It's definitely a must for mums whose touch we always seek for comfort, assurance, and love.





Goldheart's Prosperity Gold Bars 




From the smallest mementos to the grandest gifts, mums cherish everything that comes from her beloved family. That's why these "Fu Lu Shou" prosperity gold bars are perfect for the sentimental mother who treasures meaningful keepsakes. Inscribed with the Chinese characters "Fu Lu Shou," these stand for prosperity, good fortune, and longevity respectively, that also serve as  memorable tokens to be cherished as it signifies the love a child has for her mother.


Liu Jo Tote Bag


It's always a wonder how mums always seem to carry everything we need. And what better way to show her we appreciate her love, care, and remarkable preparedness for everything with this trusty and stylish tote from Liu Jo.


(Cover photo from: MelissaFerosha)




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We live fast-paced lives, which makes it challenging for us to spend too much time doing our makeup sometimes. Here’s the good news: you no longer have to wake up super early to get ready. Ahead, cleo.com.sg shares double-duty products that will help make sure your beauty look is on point — no matter how little time you have.


Benefit High Brow Eyebrow Highlighter




Don’t just highlight your brows. Make your eyes pop by lining your bottom waterline too.


Innisfree No Sebum Powder Emoji Edition



Set your makeup in the morning, then touch up during the day without hassle thanks to this cult favourite (with super cute packaging!).


Nudestix Magnetic Eye Color in Immortal




This crayon gives that extra oomph to the eyes, but can also double as a lipstick for lovers of the ‘90s trend.


NARS The Multiple In Orgasm



Loved by many for the natural flush it delivers, this blush stick is perfect for emphasising your cheekbones... But did you know that you can use it to give a bit of colour to your eyelids too?


Sephora Collection Contour & Colour in 03 Deep Nude



Created for all-round contouring, this product is great for defining your lips and cheekbones.



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