Pineapple-based Skincare Is The Newest Beauty Trend This Season | Clozette


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)



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Investing in self-care is crucial to your wellness. When life gets too busy, taking a few moments to do something for yourself can nourish the soul. One of our favourite ways to unwind is to put on a face mask. On days when we feel particularly grimy, however, and our skin starts showing signs of being overburdened by heavy makeup and city stress, not just any sheet mask will do. For these, we turn to a good detox mask to cleanse our skin. Here we round up some of our favourite detox masks that help restore our skin back to health.


Caudalie Instant Detox Mask


caudalie detox mask

Caudalie Instant Detox Mask, MYR131/~SGD 43 (sephora.com)


This miracle worker offers skin rehab in a convenient squeeze tube. Caudalie’s detox mask brings life to dull, tired skin. Grape marc acts as a detoxifying agent while pink clay works to decongest and purify the skin. The addition of papaya enzymes results in a visibly brighter and more radiant complexion.

Double Dare OMG 2-in-1 Detox Bubbling Microfibre Mask


double dare detox mask

Double Dare OMG 2-in-1 Detox Bubbling Microfibre Mask, MYR150/~SGD49 for five pieces (mydoubledarespa.com)


This detox mask from Double Dare is like a two-step cleansing method in mask form. Step 1: Detox Bubbling Mask cleanses the face using natural ingredients with fun carbonated bubbles forming to deep clean and erase all traces of oil, sebum, and dead skin cells. Step 2: Microfibre Mask, meanwhile, is packed with hydrolysed collagen and plant stem cells to rejuvenate skin.


First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask With Red Clay


first aid beauty red clay mask

First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask With Red Clay, MYR152/~SGD50 (sephora.com)


Perfect for sensitive skin, First Aid Beauty’s detox mask promises to deliver pro-level results in just 20 minutes. Its main ingredient, red clay, draws out impurities from deep within pores and reduces pigmentation caused by congestion. Unlike most detox masks that are washed off after use, this one is peeled off to reveal smoother, softer, more refined skin with visibly diminished pores.



GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment


glamglow mud mask


GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment, MYR101/~SGD33 (sephora.com)


When it comes to detoxifying mud masks, GLAMGLOW is a current leader. This clinically developed clearing treatment combines a potent mud formula with a blend of six acids to brighten up the complexion. The added Activated-X charcoal addresses skin congestion by lifting away dirt and oil. Sensitive skin types should be cautious, however, as this contains a mix of Mandelic, Tartaric, Pyruvic, Lactic, Salicylic and Glycolic acids to fight blemishes.


L’Oreal Pure Clay Mask Detoxify


l'oreal purifying clay mask

L’Oreal Pure Clay Mask Detoxify, MYR48.49/~SGD15.90 (watsons.com)


L’Oreal’s detox mask is a convenient and affordable option. Formulated with Mineral Clay Complex and Japanese Activated Charcoal, it works deep to absorb toxins from the skin and clear it from impurities. Three types of clay create the complex: Kaolin, Ghassoul, and Montmorillonite to effectively purge excess oil, dirt, and sebum.



Shiseido Essential Purifying Mask


shiseido clay mask

Shiseido Essential Purifying Mask, MYR134/~SGD44 (shiseido.com)


Dry skin types will enjoy this refreshing and purifying detox mask from Shiseido. Clay and mineral elements help absorb skin-dulling impurities from the face. With regular use, the skin appears more clarified and overall complexion looks more well-rested. The creamy, rinse-off formula is easy to use and won't leave the skin feeling stripped off oils. 


(Cover photos from: @glamglow and Double Dare Spa)

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Pink is the colour of femininity and if we know a thing or two about femininity, it’s that it’s meant to be celebrated. Christian Dior subscribed to this idea, once declaring that “every woman should have something pink in her wardrobe.” While not many of us can afford a pink Dior handbag or outfit, we can have the next best thing: pink Dior lipstick. After a much-anticipated arrival, the iconic Dior Addict Stellar Shine lipstick has finally made its way to Philippine shores, launching on 7 May at One Canvas Event Place with the motto: Be Dior. Be Pink.


The Dior Addict Stellar Shine Collection


Dior Addict Stellar Shine Launch PH

Left: The Dior Addict Stellar Shine lipstick display at the PH launch; Right: The setup for the launch at One Canvas Event Place


With a plethora of pink shades, the Dior Addict Stellar Shine lipstick encourages the wearer to express her femininity freely. Supermodel Cara Delevingne serves as the face of the collection. And just like any other Dior product, the Stellar Shine lipsticks deliver on luxury quality and experience. The packaging has been given a new update: a mirrored case with the brand letters lit up in pink. Creative and Image Director Peter Philips created a luminous 24-shade palette for the collection.


Dior Stellar Shine Swatches

Left: Cara Delevingne for Dior Addict Stellar Shine wearing 976 Be Dior; Right: Some of the shades and finishes in the collection with the last two being star shades 891 Diorcelestial and 976 Be Dior 


The hues range from subtle nudes to fiery corals to seductive reds and bold plums, all of which complement the complexity of the modern woman. And since lipstick can change one’s mood, there are also three textures to add to the variety: Glazed (with a pure and luminous shine), Sparkle (with a dazzling, glittery effect), and Mirror (with a bold metallic finish).

The Dior Addict Stellar Shine Lipsticks


Dior Addict Stellar Shine 536 Lucky

Left: Dior Addict Stellar Shine in 976 Be Dior; Right: Dior Addict Stellar Shine in 536 Lucky


To highlight the different personas of Dior, four shades take centre stage in the Dior Addict Stellar Shine collection. 976 Be Dior is an iconic and universal pink which will never go out of style. Meanwhile, 536 Lucky is a bold red-pink that is ultramodern. The next shade, 673 Diorcharm, is a subtle coral pink that plays on sweetness. Finally, 891 Diorcelestial is an ethereal deep purple strewn with glitter and mystery.


Dior Addict Stellar Shine in 891 Diorcelestial

Left: Dior Addict Stellar Shine in 673 Diorcharm; Right: Dior Addict Stellar Shine in 891 Diorcelestial


While the lipsticks offer high-impact shine, they also offer eight-hour wear. In addition, the lipsticks glide on smoothly with lightweight oils in the formula, while aloe vera ensures they sit comfortably on the lips, keeping them nourished and hydrated. To cap it all off, a soft vanilla scent with a subtle sweet taste completes the addictive experience. Be Dior. Be Pink. We think those are wise words to live by.


(Cover photo from: @diormakeup)


The Dior Addict Stellar Shine lipsticks are available at the SM Makati Dior boutique, Rustan's Shangri-La and Cebu Dior branches, and the Dior SM Mall of Asia and SM Aura Premiere stores. 


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