5 home-grown brands to explore on your next shopping trip

5 home-grown brands to explore on your next shopping trip

Think artisanal, animal-friendly, non-toxic, fuss-free and relevant. Local beauty offerings have never been so enticing. We round up five home-grown brands you should check out on your next shopping trip. By Simone Wu


Home Spa Essentials
Mmerci Encore

If you love natural body products and aromatherapy, you'll adore the offerings from this artisanal brand. This online store carries small batches of body products made with raw ingredients and 100 per cent therapeutic-grade essential oils sourced from farms and apothecaries in Melbourne and Paris, and are free of parabens, sulphate and synthetic fragrances.

Aside from the staples available online (http://store.mmerciencore.com) and in occasional pop-up stores here and overseas, you can also meet with brand founder and product creator, Aletheia Sim, to discuss customised gift options for loved ones.


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Unwind after a long day with the Awakening Body Scrub (60ml), $50. The organic sugar crystals gently buff and leave skin super smooth, while the uplifting scent instantly calms the mind. This divine concoction also moisturises with safflower and grapeseed oils.

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Luxe Gloss Body Serum (100ml), $57, doubles as a massage oil, and deeply hydrates and nourishes skin with cold-pressed oils of soya bean, extra virgin organic coconut, sweet almond, apricot kernels, jojoba, evening primrose, wheatgerm, organic rosehip and vitamin E.

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Spritz the Invigorating Facial Mist (60ml), $35, over your face to melt away the midday slum. It helps to hydrate and refresh skin with pure camomile and rose floral waters, jojoba oil, cucumber extract and pure essential oils.

Flawless Skin Ahead
Brand: Dermagold

From a hobby that started a decade ago, this cosmeceutical skincare brand offers products that address common concerns faced by Singaporean men and women, like skin sensitivity and acne-prone skin. Created by medical doctors and childhood friends, Dr Grace Ling and Dr Lim Luping, Dermagold products are made without parabens, and come in lightweight textures that are perfect for our humid climate. 

Available at Hadara Aesthetics Boutique, 23 Lorong Telok, tel: 6969-3022.

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HA Booster, $42 (15ml), helps to strengthen your skin as it keeps skin well-moisturised and improves collagen production with 100 per cent pure hyaluronic acid.

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You'll love how Miracle C+, $69 (15ml), leaves your skin super soft and smooth. Formulated in a base of hyaluronic acid, this lightweight skin-brightening serum helps to calm and hydrate the skin, and protects it from damage and the formation of dark spots.

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Skin Elixir, $128 (30ml), melts into the skin and leaves no greasy residue. It strengthens skin against premature ageing with sea buckthorn extract, a type of berry that contains vitamins, as well as minerals and essential fatty acids that boost moisture levels and skin regeneration.

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