Pair-fect: Try These Beauty Combos For A Flawless Look | Clozette

Think of your skincare routine as a basketball team. Each member has their speciality and role. And they can either work well together and win the game or become a hot mess. It doesn't matter if most of the team is great; it only takes one member to sabotage the game. So how do you assemble your skincare dream team? By knowing which ingredients go well together. That said, here are some of the beauty pairings with great chemistry (pun intended).


 Hyaluronic acid + AHA (alpha hydroxy acids) 


Glossier Super Bounce; COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid


When you're using exfoliating acids like AHA, it's very important to keep your skin hydrated. While some moisturisers may irritate sensitised skin, Hyaluronic Acid can effectively replenish hydration without causing any problem. Pairing these two together gives you better chances of getting that brighter and plumper skin. 


Rosehip Oil + Niacinamide 


Human Nature Pure Rosehip Oil; Paula's Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster


Those who want to address hyperpigmentation concerns can benefit from using these two potent ingredients together. Both rosehip oil and niacinamide are known for combatting dark spots and improving skin texture. Niacinamide can feel tacky upon application, so adding drops of rosehip oil can restore bounce to the skin. Some people prefer to mix these two then apply their concoction together, and that's also fine.


Serums + Moisturising Creams 


Missha Time Revolution Borabit Ampoule; Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream


In order to seal in moisture and promote the serum's skin penetration, you need a good occlusive. Depending on your skin type, you can opt for lightweight moisturisers (if you have oily/combination skin) or choose a more hydrating cream (for drier skin types). The important thing is to lock all those skincare layers to prevent from evaporating into the air. 


Vitamin C + E


Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum; The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream


These two vitamins penetrate into different layers of the skin, targeting different areas of concern at the same time. Vitamin C reduces the appearance of acne scars, while Vitamin E neutralises free radicals, making it great in helping prevent ageing and skin damage in the long run. 




Retinol + Moisturising SPF


Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum; Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel SPF 50+ PA++++


Retinol users can also benefit from using hyaluronic acid to restore hydration to the skin. However, as retinoids are more potent, you need to incorporate hydration in every layer of your skincare routine as much as possible, and that includes sunscreens. 


(Cover photo from: Beautybyrah)


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When you think of pampering, you don't exactly get images of city streets and skylines. But that's not to say you can't actually get a pampering session while the busy world around you continues to go about its hustle and flow. There are oases that can be found amongst concrete jungles. If you happen to be living in the Lion City, you're in luck. Here are just some of the places you can visit to get some relaxation and me-time.


Hair



Blow+Bar lounges


Don't let stress affect your tresses. Refresh your hair with a bit of colour and pay a visit to Blow + Bar - The Watermark Condominium. Get a pop of jewel tones on your locks, plus a complimentary Olaplex treatment — and maybe get a drink while you're at it, too.  But if you're looking for something a bit bolder than a hint of colour and are ready for a cut, we say take your tresses to ARC Salon at Marine Parade for a state-of-the-art cut courtesy of one of their senior stylists. If rebonding's your thing, go straight to COVO Hair Salon for a special treatment using products developed exclusively by the salon's Japanese owner.


Skin


Kimiyo-G Beauty facial room


Did you know that stress can affect your skin's health? Before anything major happens, make sure you squeeze in a little pampering session. For quick escapes with maximum relaxation, we say visit one of these (or all, if you're keen!). Make sure your skin's as clear as can be with the Bio Clear Facial at Kimiyo-G Beauty. If your skin's in need of a bit more pampering and could use a boost of hydration, set an appointment for the Hydra Facial Treatment Package at EHA Skincare.


Maybe you weren't able to avoid stress anymore. There's no need to worry some more, though. A little detox would do the trick. Head over to Skinz Heritage and indulge in their Anti Stress Detox Facial.


Makeup


Picasso Hair Studio


Once you're done with treating and pampering the face, go for more colour next. Play with your look a little and let an expert help you out. Go for a cup of tea and a makeup transformation at Picasso Hair Studio - Bugis


Going to an event? Visit J Studios for a quick fix. They'll style your hair after they're done with your makeup, too.


Always pressed for time? Getting semi-permanent makeup might just be the solution. Head over to Leekaja Beauty Salon for a Basic Eyeliner + Design + Touch Up session for that I-woke-up-like-this eye look literally every morning.


Spa


Aveda Spa


We could all better take care of our feet. They're so overworked, and yet we sometimes not give them the care they need. Book a Foot Reflexology session at Adeva Spa for that much-needed moment of relaxation. 

Un-knot your muscles and indulge in a Lymphatic Massage at SG Bodycare. Or go for the whole shebang and get a whole body massage at Jin Jin.


Ready to treat yourself? Book any of these treatments and explore more ways to relax in Singapore — surcharge-free! — at Vaniday.


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It's Stormi



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