The Truth About The Artificial Ingredients In Your Skincare Products | Clozette

We all want skin that’s free from acne, and so we seek different treatments and solutions. The most common solution we look for is over-the-counter acne treatments. Some work while others don’t. One of the key things to take note on your journey to being acne-free is the ingredients embedded in the product.

You’ll find that most acne treatment products use ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid that can be quite effective. But using products with those ingredients for long periods of time can cause dryness, itchiness or even peeling of the skin.

Sure, it’s easy to just shrug it off and think of dealing with the side effects later, but wouldn’t it be nice to use something that fights acne-causing bacteria right off the bat — without any undesirable side effects?

A small white tube of acne serum laid on black and white hexagon tiles.

That’s exactly what ZNIQUE Acne Serum provides, and why we think it is essential in your beauty fix-it kit. It’s a one-step treatment made from natural ingredients that help to clear up your acne — no matter what skin type — and keep it at bay for good. It calms and treats the inflamed skin by targeting acne-causing bacteria. Plus, its gentle formulation eliminates any possible side effects.

While there is no instant way to treat acne, the natural actives in this acne serum work in a triple-action mode to calm inflammation, soothe irritated skin and reduce redness; providing almost immediate relief to pain or discomfort caused by acne. What's even better? It has been clinically proven to reduce the growth of acne-causing bacteria in just two hours! After using this dermatologically tested product for two to seven days, you’ll notice that your skin is closer to what you hope for — clear, smooth and acne-free.

Ready to be acne-free? Get your ZNIQUE Acne Serum here.


Can you believe we're already in the second half of the year? No matter what you're up to or what your plans are halfway through 2018, it's always a great reminder to give yourself some time to relax, indulge and practice some much-needed self-care. This is why we're listing down some of this month's newest picks to get you started on some retail therapy. 

Carolina Herrera CH L’Eau

The bottle and packaging of Carolina Herrera CH L’Eau


Try this new release from Carolina Herrera de Baez's collaboration with perfumer Juliette Karagueuzoglou. A fragrance with the weightless presence and luminosity of romance and freshness,  CH L’Eau is a beautiful diffusion of citrus blends mixed with a woody base for a multifaceted scent. Perfect for anyone who's looking for a great perfume to spread a tenacious and vibrant vibe all around.

Make Up For Ever Artist Lip Blush

Make Up For Ever Artist Lip Blush in three colours.

SGD 33/~USD24.05

The mid-year is usually the start of busier times ahead. This is why going for a multi-purpose beauty product is more of a need than a want. Thankfully, Make Up For Ever introduced their new Artist Lip Blush which can not only just double up but serve three purposes as a lipstick, blush, and eyeshadow in one. The 10-shade range is inspired by blush hues that are perfect for achieving a natural flushed look. 

Make Up For Ever New Aqua XL Eye Pencil shades

An animated GIF of all Make Up For Ever New Aqua XL Eye Pencil shades.


The first set of releases for the Aqua XL Eye Pencil range has already been a beauty lover's favourite, making the new set of shades much anticipated. Bringing us five new colours and finishes to play with, you can definitely set your mood to go for either a Satiny Night Blue, Metallic Pink or Iridescent Lilac.

Laneige Sparkle My Way Limited Edition Collection

Laneige Sparkle My Way Limited Edition Collection laid down on sky blue background.

SGD34 - 60/~USD25-40

As part of their 'Sparkle My Way' campaign, which aims to invite women to embrace their individuality while staying true to their values and style, this new limited edition collection revolves around the brand's concept of 'Sparkling Beauty'.  The products whose packaging was created with South Korean visual artist Kim Gunjoo will surely have something that will catch your eye.

Innisfree Super Volcanic 2X Trio

A photo of Innisfree Super Volcanic 2X clay mask, stick mask, and peel-off mask

SGD16-21/~USD12 - 15

With their Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask being a cult-favourite, the brand now releases two more products in line with it to ensure the ultimate pore care — complete with an upgrade in the formulation. Headlining the range is its star product, the wash-off Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2X, accompanied by a stick-format Super Volcanic Stick Mask 2X and a peel-off version, Super Volcanic Peel Off Mask 2X, to suit your every need. 

Dior Backstage

Different cosmetic products part of Dior Backstage are all lined up.

Designed by Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup Peter Philips, this new range from the brand is all about making the backstage essentials — and secrets — accessible to every beauty enthusiast. From a runway-ready foundation, face sculpting palettes, gorgeous and versatile eye palettes and more, the line is inspired by neutral shades with professional and adjustable formulas that are perfect for creating any look for any occasion. 

Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina In Fiore Fashion Edition 

SGD 137/~USD99.87

Inspired by young women blossoming like beautiful flowers, the Signorina is reinvented into an innovative and colourful version with this new floral interpretation of the bottle to celebrate the brand's Spring/Summer collection. With notes like pomegranate, cherry blossom and white musk, you're truly exuding the fresh fragrances of the seasons whenever you spritz this on.

Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Honey Mask

Stressed from too many things going on? Slow things down a bit by putting on this new Origins mask. Detoxify your skin while rejuvenating your body and mind as you relax with this Charcoal Honey Mask that's infused with bamboo charcoal, golden wildflower, fermented honey and kaolin to give your skin the break it deserves. 

Kiehl's Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask


Stress, pollution, and keeping up with our busy lifestyles can really take a toll on our skin. But don't fret!  Kiehl’s has scoured the world over for the finest and most effective natural ingredients and has now come up with two nature-powered anti-ageing ingredients mixed into one concoction: the new Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask. Lather this on and experience an immediate firming effect and a smoother-looking complexion by morning. With continued use, it promises to soften the look of fine lines and unveils a younger-looking complexion. This will definitely have you greeting the morning with refreshed skin.

Pixi Beauty SkinTreats

SGD18 - 36

Are you a fan of Pixi's products? Then you're going to love this. This July, they're bringing in seven new additions to their Skin Treats line, ranging from serums to cleansers to masks and more. Say hello to the Jasmine Oil Blend, Rose Cream Cleanser, Rose Tonic, T-Zone Peel Off Mask, Hydrating Milky Serum, Nourishing Lip Polish and Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse. No matter what stage you're in with your skincare routine, there's definitely something for you in this new range.

Shu Uemura #Eyelovecolor 


In the mood for some poppin' colour on your eyes? These new selections from Shu Uemura will definitely get you excited. A brow mascara that can also serve some good on your lashes, water:paint ink is inspired by Japanese water paintings that will bring colour excitement to your daily eye looks. Meanwhile, the pressed eyeshadows will give a crazy pigment payoff. You'll never run out of creative ideas with this range.

Les Infusions de Prada Mandarine


Love raw and unique citrusy scents? This new release from Prada is something you'll definitely fall in love with. Optimising the zest of a Bitter Orange in its entirety, from the fresh spray of its split peel to the juicy core of its wedge, this is perfect for ladies who need an extra boost of spunk and refreshing punch to their aura. 

Speaking of new things, have you heard of Paris Hilton's new skincare line?



Cheers to a new week! Are you ready for fun and exciting things? Here's the first round of happenings.

Paris Hilton Skincare

Yes, you read that right. Paris Hilton is the latest celebrity to delve into the world of beauty. The line is called Pro D.N.A., which promises to target ageing by targeting the DNA. 

Long lashes

Want long lashes? Like, really long lashes? This mascara may be for you. Just don't get too excited using it because it can make your lashes more than three inches long.

Onitsuka Tiger TSUNAHIKI

A plain white sneakers, with yellow rubber soles and blue logo across its sides

Onitsuka Tiger has announced the release of TSUNAHIKI, whose design is based on TSUNAHIKI '82, a tug-of-war competition shoe released in 1982. Get it here.

ASOS Sustainable

ASOS is the latest fashion brand to leap into sustainability. But more than their vow to never sell products made of cashmere, silk, down and feathers again, they're also launching a programme to educate their designers about sustainability.

See what you may have missed last week here.