Beauty flash

Beauty flash

COLLAGEN BOOST

Laneige has ventured into the beauty supplement category with its new collagen drink ($52 for a box of 10 30ml bottles), available from Tuesday at its stores.

Launched in Hong Kong two years ago, the drink is one of the brand's bestsellers there.

Made with collagen from the scales of freshwater tilapia fish, the one-bottle-a-day supplement is supposed to firm and smoothen skin. Results are promised after two months of constant use.

The brand claims that the collagen in its drink is easily absorbed by the body and more effective, as it has a low molecular weight. Another star ingredient is elastin sourced from the bonito fish, which supposedly helps to boost skin elasticity and radiance.

Each bottle of the 25-calorie supplement contains 5,000mg of collagen peptide (the amount of collagen that an average person metabolises in a day), as well as the natural sweetener xylitol, vitamin C, and the antioxidants red orange extract and pomegranate extract.

The best time to consume the drink? Two hours before bed; just enough time for the collagen to be digested and absorbed by the body as it repairs itself while you sleep.

ISLAND SPA

The Auriga Spa at the Capella Singapore on Sentosa, has rolled out a new treatment using the French organic brand Charme D Orient's argan oil range. The 90-minute Secrets of Argan body treatment is priced at $260++.

Review: The session comprises a pink clay scrub to detoxify and improve circulation, a comforting warm mud wrap to deep cleanse and hydrate skin, as well as a back rubdown using a blend of shea butter and argan oil.

Till April 30, a rinse-off moisturising argan oil body cream is added before and after the treatment to further condition skin.

My legs and arms, which were rough to the touch from a bout of eczema that had flared up a few weeks earlier, were smoother, softer and clearer after the treatment.

HAVE A TEA BREAK

Create your own home spa experience with The Body Shop's latest Fuji Green Tea range, which hits stores next month.

Scented with crisp citrus and woody-floral accords, the nine-piece range includes a body butter ($32.90), cologne ($28.90) and body wash ($14.90).

In my opinion, the star product is the scented Bath Tea soak ($39.90) which is made with green tea sourced from the Mount Fuji region in Japan. An infuser ($12.90), made for steeping the bath salts in a tub, is sold separately.

COLLECTIBLE BRUSH

Clinique's popular Swiss-engineered Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush - which is relatively gentler than many of the cleansing devices in the market - is now available in a limited-edition version. The brand says the brush vibrates more than 10,000 times per second to gently dislodge dirt and massage the skin.

Priced at $149, the brushes come decorated in green or purple polka-dots and are available at Clinique counters from April 22.

EARTH HOUR

South Korean beauty brand Innisfree, known for its natural ingredients sourced from Jeju island, will be marking Earth Hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm at its B2-34 Takashimaya Shopping Centre store tomorrow.

Get a free tote bag when you spend more than $30 at the store from 8pm to 10pm.

SWISS STYLE

 

Haute Swiss Cosmetics, a new multi-brand beauty boutique specialising in Swiss skincare labels, has set up shop at 03-30 Wisma Atria.

Offering high-tech Swiss cosmetics, the brands are Cholley, Hormeta, Karin Herzog, La Peau, Nescens, Pharmalp, Saline de Bex, Swisscode and Vetia Floris (photo).

Prices start from $25 for a bottle of shower cream, to $400 for a bottle of serum.

Have no idea which potions suit your skin type?

The store will use a skin-measuring device to test your skin texture, firmness and luminosity. Based on the results, it will suggest suitable products.


This article was first published on March 27, 2015.
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