Say Hello Again To The THREE Balancing R Series | Clozette

In this day and age, it’s sadly become quite a norm to have an irregular lifestyle. From lack of sleep to unbalanced meals to the harsh UV rays and the worsening pollution  — all these take a toll on our well-being. Their negative effects have also started manifesting themselves physically — more noticeably on our skin. Thankfully, with the help of skincare, we’re still able to fight damages. For one, there’s the new and improved THREE Balancing R Series to help us restore balance and find true beauty. 

Last 7 November, THREE relaunched their organic Balancing Line in Singapore. Held at Japanese-inspired café Hvala, THREE’s Balancing Relaunch unveiled the revamped products that could balance the rhythm of your mind, body, and skin. So what’s new with THREE Balancing R Series? Read on to find out.

They’re now COSMOS-certified

THREE Balancing R Series

THREE Balancing R Series

The Japanese beauty brand celebrates a momentous milestone with the THREE Balancing R Series now being officially COSMOS-certified organic. The COSMOS standard is a collaborative effort between five European organic certification bodies. Complying with the strict regulations set is a huge step towards THREE’s sustainability efforts. Though only one range is certified for now, the brand aims to have all of their products meet the regulations by 2025, and they promise to deliver eco-conscious clean beauty and share the benefits of organic products.

There’s a new hero ingredient

Aside from being internationally recognised, the relaunched THREE Balancing line comes with a newly improved blend of essential oils featuring up to 100 per cent naturally derived ingredients across the range. After years of research and development, THREE introduces a new key ingredient in the Balancing range. At the heart of the improved line, you’ll also now find Tea Flower Extract. Harvested from tea flower buds grown by the brand’s trusted farmers, this organic ingredient effectively calms and tighten the skin. To restore the balance of your skin, it works in sync with Tea Seed Oil, an ingredient that has been in many of THREE’s products since their conception in 2009.

THREE Balancing R Series Event at Hvala

Left: The all-new THREE Balancing R Series; Right: A demo using the range during the re-launch event at Hvala.

Intrigued? The newly improved THREE Balancing R features seven skincare products you can easily incorporate into your clean beauty routine. Start it off with the Balancing Point Makeup Remover R that minimises damage to your skin by quickly removing waterproof makeup. Follow it up and double cleanse with Balancing Cleansing Oil R and Balancing Foam R to thoroughly remove dirt deep from your pores. Next, quench your skin with the Balancing Lotion R to even out and clarify the surface. Keep your skin resilient to everyday stress with Balancing Emulsion R that replenishes the water and oil your skin needs. For a radiant and supple look, moisturise with Balancing Cream R. And finally, at night, apply a few drops of the Balancing Conditioning Oil R to lock in all the moisture while calming your mind for better sleep efficiency. 

Experience the holistic and harmonising beauty of THREE’s all-new Balancing R Series at TANGS at Tang Plaza and Takashimaya SC. With all these, you’ll surely be able to face modern-day challenges with peace of mind brought about by relaxed body and skin.

Next, be merry and bright with November’s beauty launches.



Imagine this: you’re in the car or train, going through your early morning commute. Your mind starts to whirl with the ‘empty time’ this trip is taking you when you could be productive elsewhere. Our suggestion to fix this: podcasts — not just your usual commentary about social goings-on, but one that’s tailored towards your personal interests — specifically, beauty podcasts. Looking for some recommendations on where to start? Read on.

Breaking Beauty

This beauty podcast is at the very top of everyone’s recommendations list. Two long-time beauty editors, Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins, chat about the latest happenings in the beauty industry by going to the brand founders themselves. If you like business and beauty (and the business of beauty), Breaking Beauty is a fount of knowledge that will interest you. Our latest favourite episode is one with the viral Dr. Pimple Popper, Dr. Sandra Lee, on her viral YouTube videos and her own personal skincare recommendations.

Glowing Up with Esther and Caroline

For a dose of comedy-infused beauty commentary, give Glowing Up with Esther and Caroline a go. The two hosts, Esther and Caroline, light-heartedly discuss everything beauty and health similar to how you would with your best gal pals. For honest discussions about beauty, this refreshing podcast will certainly leave you chuckling as you while away the time.

Full Coverage

Full Coverage is a podcast hosted by a professional makeup artist, Harriet Hatfield, alongside fellow beauty enthusiast Lindsey Kelk. They cover beauty events, releases, and interviews with a professional take as Harriet's vast experience adds another layer to the regular makeup review. If you're looking for an honest, professional review-slash-recommendation, this is the podcast to listen to.

The K-Beauty Podcast

The name of this podcast speaks for itself. If you want to learn more about the ins and outs of the K-beauty industry, pop on this podcast as it demystifies one of the biggest buzzwords in beauty. Hosted by skinfluencer Ulrike Scherer, The K-Beauty Podcast nails down everything from recommendations to product releases episode to episode.

The Beauty Brains

Want to know more about the science behind beauty? The Beauty Brains is hosted by two cosmetic chemists who debunk the ongoing crazy beauty trends of social media. From debating whether Kim K’s viral blood facial was worth it to the true functions of ingredients in your skincare, get ready for an in-depth analysis of the beauty world.

Want a playlist that will calm you? Here are some recommendations.



With the holiday festivities just around the corner, now is the time to start shopping for items that will give you that effervescent glow. From makeup to skincare to fragrances, capture the holiday cheer with this month’s newest releases. Ahead, find your newest beauty essentials — just in time for the holidays.

Acqua di Parma Colonia Holiday Collection with Gio Pastori

Acqua di Parma

Acqua di Parma partners up with up-and-coming artist Gio Pastori in reinventing their Holiday Season Collection. Gio Pastori, a talented paper-cut artist, captures the essence of the purest Italian style in the limited edition Colonia Holiday Gift Set, containing the brand’s iconic Eau de Cologne (100ml), Bath and Shower Gel (75ml), and Spray Deodorant (50ml). Each hat box is distinguished by the colour code of the label: white for Colonia, bronze for Colonia Intensa, black for Colonia Essenza, and matte silver for Colonia Pura.

MAC Starring You Holiday Collection

Be the star of every holiday party with MAC's collection of limited-edition A-list kits and glittery cosmic shades. Inspired by their chosen cast of performers, takes the spotlight with a legendary line-up of A-list worthy kits. Our current fave: the Lucky Stars Lip Kit (PHP1,800), with its three crowd-pleasing neutral or vibrant mini lipsticks in shiny black packaging with metallic stars. It comes in a glitzy pouch with a star-accented zipper for added bling.

Anna Sui Candyholic Holiday 2019 Collection

Gift shopping is easy with Anna Sui’s November holiday releases. They have two for your perusal: the Makeup Coffret Set III and the Gift Box B. The Makeup Coffret Set (SGD62) has colourful candy-like eye and cheek colours encased in an eye-catching pop vanity case that comes in two designs. For more options, set your sights on the Gift Box B that comes in four assortments. Each round tin features a unique design that’s perfect for decorating your bedroom vanity as a container for your makeup or knickknacks.

Armani Beauty Holiday 2019

Armani Beauty

Capture the spirit of the holiday festivities with Giorgio Armani’s HOLIDAY 2019 limited edition collection, featuring the brand’s iconic fragrances and lip colours. Cast a spell with the Lip Maestro, a gold-infused velvet matte lip colour that comes in six limited-edition shades. For an ultra-matte finish, swipe on the Lip Magnet with its perfect blend of fine oils, pigments, and water that feels like a second skin on your lips.

Carolina Herrera Good Girl Glorious Gold Eau de Parfum Collector’s Edition

Carolina Herrera fragrance

Carolina Herrera’s ultra-feminine fragrance gets reinvented with this gold-dusted packaging for the holidays. Taking inspiration from iconic film stars in the ’20s, the flacon features a heel made of slanted lacquered facets coated in gold dust, making it not only a staple but also a beautiful decoration on your makeup vanity. It has notes of Jasmine Sambac and cocoa with almond, coffee, and tuberose providing a refreshingly light contrast.

innisfree Green Holiday

innisfree Green Holiday collection

Innisfree will get you into the perfect holiday mood with their 2019 Green Holidays Collection, made in collaboration with Netherlands-based artist Jordy van den Nieuwendijk. The collection’s fun packaging was inspired by the joyful music that resonates during the holiday season at the end of the year. They go bigger and better with a jumbo-sized Green Tea Seed Serum (RM152, 160ml), the Perfumed Hand Cream Set (RM51, 30ml each), and a jumbo-sized Green Tea Seed Cream (RM142, 100ml). Create a stunning look with their Mood Up Party Palette with its dozen eyeshadow shades and four blushers (RM155) paired with the Sparkling Glitter Tint (RM46) in shades Sparkling Red and Bubbly Pink. Set the mood with the lovely scents of their Perfumed Diffuser (RM 100, 110ml) and Bright Music Notes Scented Candle (RM105, 60g).

KANEBO The Exceptional Collection

KANEBO The Exceptional

Japanese beauty powerhouse KANEBO is coming out with your newest complexion faves yet this season. Ace your base with The Primer (SGD180) to hydrate and prep your skin for The Cream Foundation (SGD295) with its creamy formula, giving you a delicate “your skin, but better” look.

L’OCCITANE Holiday Gift Sets

Browse through L’Occitane’s wide range of gift sets to find thoughtful and personal gift ideas for your loved ones. Show them love by showering them with nature’s best gifts such as the Time To Reset (RM 519), Holiday Almond Gift Set (RM285), Mini Scent of Provence Trio (RM108), My L’Occi Most Loved (RM270), and the Scented Candle in various scents (RM129 each).

Les Merveilleuses Laduree 2019 Holiday Collection

Les Merveilleuses Laduree

Inspired by the ballet classic "Swan Lake", Les Merveilleuses Ladurée’s holiday collection features graceful and delicate swan motifs. The collection features the limited edition Rose Ladurée, an arrestingly beautiful, luxurious powder pot in the shape of a swan concealing rose petal powder blush under its wings. For gifting, set your gaze to the Makeup Coffret VII, a makeup kit that highlights the cheeks and lips for a simple yet elegant look. Turn your attention to the Silky Pressed Powder that leaves your skin with a beautiful, soft luminosity and translucence.

Maison Christian Dior Holiday Gift Guide

Maison Christian Dior holiday

Make shopping for gifts easier and more fun with bundles from Maison Christian Dior. Make bathrooms a winter paradise with the new Lucky Bath Line with its fresh scent of white flowers and lily-of-the-valley. It’s composed of body crème (SGD140), liquid soap (SGD80) and bar soap (SGD55). Then let the winter magic spread throughout your home by creating a cosy atmosphere with their new scented candles, the woodsy Encens Mystique (SGD115) and Thé Osmentus (SGD115).

Sulwhasoo Holiday Limited Edition Collections

From Sulwhasoo comes your new beauty essentials that will leave your skin glowing – right in time for the holiday festivities. Nourish your skin with their First Care Activating Serum EX Set (SGD155), which has a full-sized bottle of their best-selling First Care Activating Serum EX, Snowise Brightening Exfoliating Mask (30ml), Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Water (15ml), Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Emulsion (15ml). For ultra-soft and smooth lips, swipe on the Essential Lip Serum Sticks (SGD105 for 3) with their moisture-boosting camellia oil and safflower complex. Finally, pamper your skin with some TLC from Sulwhasoo’s limited edition body care products that carry the fresh White Breath scent (SGD39).

YSL Beauté High on Stars Collection

YSL Beaute's High on Stars collection

Capture the beauty of a star-studded night with YSL’s Beauté’s High on Stars Collection. It includes the High on Stars Edition Face & Eye Palette Collector (SGD129), Rouge Pur Couture (SGD52) in eight shades including four new ones to fall in love with, the Touche Éclat (SGD62), Encre De Peau Cushion (SGD 92) and Mon Paris Holiday Collector (SGD179, 50ml). Create the perfect holiday look with this special holiday collection from YSL.

Here are the beauty launches you may have missed last month.