Style News: Skincare, beauty brands offer new products


South Korean beauty label Sulwhasoo has released a new formulation of its popular firming cream.

The Essential Firming Cream EX contains goji berry extract and black soya, which the brand claims will plump up the skin as well as strengthen its resilience.

To maximise effects from the cream, use it with a Jisun massage technique for a natural facelift. The technique, which Sulwhasoo staff can teach you, involves using the base of the palm to massage the cream into the cheekbones and along the jawline from the bottom of the chin towards the ears. The cream also contains arrowroot, which is said to replenish moisture and enhance skin elasticity.

The Essential Firming Cream EX (above, $128) is available at all Sulwhasoo counters.


Skincare brand Biotherm Homme has revealed a new pore-minimising clay mask that aims to give men clear and fresh skin.

The T-Pur Blue Face Clay contains Rhassoul volcanic clay extract, which claims to be packed with silica and magnesium. These purify the skin and unclog pores.

The smooth and easy-to-apply mask also contains blue algae, which is said to promote skin regeneration and reduce roughness.

The T-Pur Blue Face Clay (above, $48) is available at all Biotherm counters.


A year after Australian lipstick brand Lipstick Queen released its colour-changing green lipstick, it has created two more products with the same transformative technology.

The Frog Prince Lip Gloss and Cream Blush come in a similar dark green shade as their predecessor and have the same pH-reacting, colour-changing technology as the lipstick. The striking green products react to the skin, changing to shades of pink or rose depending on the pH level of the skin.

The lip gloss contains shea butter and natural oils, which are said to soften and nourish the lips. The gel-cream blush contains moisturising ingredients such as avocado oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E.

The Frog Prince Lip Gloss ($38) and the Frog Prince Cream Blush (above, $35) are available exclusively at multi-brand beauty store Escentials at Tangs and Paragon.


The label, which already has eight stores along the Orchard Road belt, opened a new outlet in the east at Tampines 1 last month.

The new store (above) carries the full range of formal and casual suits, blazers, shirts, pants, shoes and accessories such as bow ties and belts. Prices range from $15.90 for accessories to $498 for suits.

At the end of next month, the seven-year-old brand will open another suburban store - this time in the west, at Jem shopping mall.

Says Mr Nelson Yap, the managing director and creative director of The Benjamin Barker Group: "It's always been our dream to bring Benjamin Barker to the suburbs and we've been waiting patiently for the perfect time. We're so pleased to make this a reality this year."

The new Benjamin Barker store is located at Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1, 02-17, opens: 11am to 10pm (daily), tel: 6634-0957.


Choo Yilin opened a flagship store at Mandarin Gallery last Friday. The 1,000 sq ft store is the brand's second, after the first one at 331 Joo Chiat Road.

Founded by Singaporean Choo Yilin in 2009, the brand is known for its contemporary and modern designs of jade bangles, earrings, rings and necklaces with brightly coloured gemstones and intricate metal work.

Prices range from $398 for a jade ring to $10,000 onwards for a customised 18-karat jade bangle.

The new store is located at Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, 02-23, opens: 11am to 9pm (daily), tel:6733-1131.

This article was first published on Jul 14, 2016.
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