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Everyone loves a spa day. Part of self-care entails taking the time to step back from the flurry of daily life and using that time to unwind. But regular spa sessions can be a luxury we can't splurge on. And so we settle for the next best thing: spa skincare lines. No longer do we have to book a trip to that hotel or exotic location in order to avail of the stress-relieving services of the spa. Having some (or all) of these products in your arsenal will bring some of that calm-inducing quality into the comfort of your own home. Light a few candles, play some soft music, and indulge your senses in these spa skincare brands.


Bliss



Whoever said you can’t buy happiness needs to check out Bliss, which is used in various Bliss Spas in the US such as Bliss Soho and Bliss Hollywood, with brances in Barcelona, Doha, and Hong Kong. Their motto: to achieve a higher state of happy. And achieve it, indeed. One of their bestsellers, the Mint Chip Mania mask, is like an ice cream treat for your face with soothing aloe vera, purifying bentonite clay, moisturising shea butter "chips", and cooling peppermint extract. 


Caudalie



Caudalie is famous for its star ingredient: the humble grape. Having founded the first Vinotherapy spa right in the heart of the French wine region, Bordeaux, Caudalie harnesses the power of grape seed polyphenols, resveratrol, and viniferine to create youth-bringing products that stand the test of time. Their Vinoperfect Radiance Serum is a cult favourite for its powerful spot-lightening action using viniferine which is said to be 62 times more effective than vitamin C. 


Elemis



Combining skincare science with the chemistry of nature, Elemis is a leading luxury spa skincare brand founded and used at The House of Elemis in Mayfair, London. The brand uses biological actives to provide transformative results. Their Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is a firming day cream which contains SPF and gives the skin a healthy lit-from-within glow. Queen of IG’s glowing skin makeup trends, Katie Jane Hughes, considers herself a fan.



Juice Beauty



This California-born skincare line was born out of a desire to create luxurious, organic formulations that perform well as your typical go-to beauty products. They're offered in various spas in the California area, particularly the Rancho La Puerta in Baja, but you can definitely get them and enjoy their benefits at home. Their bases are made of an antioxidant, vitamin-rich botanical juice making them potent workers in improving skin condition. Juice Beauty has since garnered multiple awards. 


Natura Bisse



“World’s Best Spa Brand” is quite a big claim but Natura Bisse is more than up for the challenge. Approved and recommended by the Forbes Travel Guide, this Barcelona brand that's present in so many locations, including The Village in the UK, is a pioneer in cosmetic research and innovation with its high-performing products. Its Diamond Glyco Extreme Peel is a home version of a diamond peel that instantly lifts and brightens skin in 15 minutes.



Omorovicza



Founded in the spa capital, Budapest, Omorovicza's products are created in a Nobel Prize-winning lab. Its formulas are infused with the capital’s renowned thermal spring water, known for its restorative properties and mineral-rich black mud that deeply cleanses and purifies. Can't visit the main Omorovicza Boutique & Spa branch in Hungary? Take home its award-winning Queen of Hungary Mist. It's a purifying and hydrating neroli and rose-scented facial mist inspired by the world’s first perfume for Queen Elizabeth of Hungary to indulge in.


(Cover photo from: @bliss)

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You might have noticed a growing number of products with the words “anti-pollution” plastered on them, but what does it mean? We know that we deal with environmental pollution on the daily but how much it can actually affect our skin? So here, we give you the lowdown on another one of 2019’s big skincare trends: the rise of the anti-pollution skincare products.


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Can pollution cause skin damage?


Short answer: yes. Soot, smoke, and acid particles are released into the atmosphere daily especially in cities where there’s a congested urban environment.  These tend to come from industrial emissions, exhaust fumes, household activities, and cigarette smoke. In addition, UV light, blue light emissions from tech screens and free radicals are also known aggressors. When cells are overburdened with these agressors, they can even harm DNA in such a way that cells are unable to heal and repair. The skin barrier weakens, making your complexion more prone to dullness, dehydration, hyperpigmentation, inflammation and fine lines.


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What do anti-pollution skincare products do?


True to their name, anti-pollution products help protect skin by strengthening the skin barrier against said aggressors. Many of them often contain ingredients that fight free radicals, reduce oxidative stress (that is, stress caused by free radicals mixing with oxygen leading to a dull and uneven skin tone), balance moisture levels to keep skin hydrated, and aid cells in the removal of waste and toxic substances. Some of them also contain filters that block UV and blue light damage.


What anti-pollution skincare products do you recommend?


Here are the products you can add to your skincare routine to help increase your skin’s protection against environmental aggressors.



Caudalie VineActiv Overnight Detox Night Oil


caudalie detox night oil

Caudalie VineActiv Overnight Detox Night Oil 30ml, SGD65/~USD48 (sephora.com)


Caudalie’s 100% plant-based oil works overnight to reverse damage caused by pollution by detoxifying and encouraging cell renewal.


Chanel L’Eau Micellaire


chanel micellar water

Chanel L’Eau Micellaire Anti-Pollution Micellar Cleansing Water 150ml, SGD64/~USD47 (chanel.com)


Chanel’s micellar water makeup remover is of 96% natural origin and features two marine active ingredients: blue microalgae, which is a known depolluting agent, and marine salicornia extract that boosts and regulates hydration levels.



Laneige White Dew Tone Up Fluid


laneige tone up fluid

Laneige White Dew Tone Up Fluid SPF35 PA++ Moisturiser, SGD52/~USD38 (sephora.com)


Laneige’s tone-up fluid promises eight layers of skin protection that shields skin from multiple aggressors throughout the day while brightening up the complexion.


My Clarins RE-CHARGE Relaxing Sleep Mask


my clarins sleep mask

My Clarins RE-CHARGE Relaxing Sleep Mask, SGD45/~USD33 (clarins.com)


Clarins’ hip new skincare line, My Clarins, is filled with pollution-fighting products. This sleep mask eliminates toxins from skin, replenishing it with moisture from the inside out.



Sunday Riley C.E.O. Moisturiser


sunday riley ceo moisturiser

Sunday Riley C.E.O. C + E Antioxidant Protect + Repair Moisturiser 50g, SGD92/~USD68 (sephora.com)


Sunday Riley’s formula contains antioxidant support to help reverse damage caused by UV-B exposure. Anti-pollution exopolysaccharides and vitamin C address skin ageing and environmental stress while Bisabolol calms and soothes the skin.


(Cover photo from: @sundayriley)


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