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The Beauty Products That Caught Our Eyes This Month


From nourishing shea butter that nourishes your dry skin, to hair treatment that coats your hair with a pretty colour, here are some of the beauty products that caught our eyes this month.

Credit: Isetan jp/ The Body Shop


1. SK-II GenOptics Spot Pen

SK-II GenOptics Spot Pen contains SK-II's signature ingredient PITERATM with its most concentrated WH Smart Cocktail to effectively target spot concerns. The GenOptics Spot Pen comes with a cutting-edge magnetic applicator to makes application a breeze and allows ingredients to penetrate the skin three times better than finger application.

The GenOptics Spot Pen retails at $190 and is exclusively available at The Shilla Duty Free in Changi Airport, and will be available at other SK-II Travel Retail counters from 1 March onwards. The product is also available on iShopChangi.


2. Aprilskin Perfect Magic Cover Dual Cushion

We prayed for a two-in-one foundation and it seems that our prayers were answered!

Aprilskin Perfect Magic Cover Dual Cushion is a 2-in-1 cushion and powder foundation that provides long-lasting coverage. Aqua ceramide and hyaluronic acid in the cushion help to keep our skin moisturize and the tea tree extract in the matte powder helps in sebum control. Use the cushion first to even out your skin tone and hide all your flaws, and set the whole look with the matte powder.

Aprilskin Perfect Magic Cover Dual Cushion retails at $43 and is available at selected Guardian stores.


3. Aprilskin Turn Up Color Treatment

Aprilskin Turn Up Color Treatment is a two-week-long temporary hair tint that doubles up as a hair treatment by nourishing damaged hair. Its colours include red, orange, pink, and peach pink, which you can choose to use as highlights or a full-colour look. Unlike a hair colouring session that will leave your hair dry, Turn Up Color Treatment leaves your hair silky smooth. However, the colour will only last for around 10 to 12 washes

Watch the video below to get a better idea about how it works.

Aprilskin Turn Up Color Treatment retails at $13 and is available at selected Guardian stores.


4. The Body Shop Shea Butter range

Enriched with Community Trade shea butter handcrafted in Ghana, The Body Shop's head-to-toe Shea range intensely nourishes dry skin and hair. The new, richly textured Shea Butter is 100% natural, 100% vegan and can be applied to dry face, body, lips and hair or used to create your own DIY beauty recipes. You can also richly replenish dry, prone to damage hair with the new, 3-step Shea haircare routine.

Here are two of our favourite products from The Body Shop's Shea Butter range:


The Body Shop 100% Shea Butter

The Body Shop's Community Trade Shea Butter has a creamy, melting texture and the moisturising, multi-purpose butter can be used on the body, hair, face and lips, inspired by Ghanaian women’s traditional beauty rituals. Upon application, it will instantly relieve and soothe the feeling of dryness, itchiness and tightness of dry, sensitive skin. The product is vegan and comes in a 100% recyclable outer-packaging.

The Body Shop 100% Shea Butter retails at $31.


The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Hair Mask

The Body Shop's Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Hair Mask is enriched with Community Trade shea butter from Ghana, handcrafted by women who have used shea butter to intensely nourish dry hair for generations. Take care of breakage with this hair mask that is enriched with a blend of the finest ingredients. Suitable for dry and damaged hair. 

Retails at $29.

The Body Shop Shea Butter range is available at The Body Shop outlets.


5. Sofina est The Lotion


Sofina's new est skincare line aims to provide daily moisture for all women living in dry and humid environments. Sofina est The lotion has a long-lasting keratin water-retention formula that enhances the ability of your skin to hold moisture even in a harsh, dry environment. It also includes unique ATP spirale formula that activates the skin’s metabolism to increase the skin’s regenerative power. 
It is recommended to be used in a 3-step skincare regime: Sofina iP DODAI Essence (Step 1), Sofina est The lotion (Step 2), and Sofina est the protection emulsion (step 3 for daytime), or Sofina est the emulsion (step 3 for nighttime).
Sofina est The Lotion retails at $98 and is available at Sofina store at ISETAN Scotts Level 1.


6. THEFACESHOP Dr. Belmeur line - Cica Peptite Ampoule

The Dr. Belmeur Cica Peptite Ampoule is formulated with high efficacy active ingredients as the first step in repairing damaged skin texture, and the powerful cica concentrate helps to revitalise tired and uneven skin texture while strengthening the skin barrier to create a smooth and healthy skin condition. On top of that, the ampoule has a natural soothing herbal scent which can be used after applying a toner to visibly firm up the appearance of the skin.

Dr. Belmeur Cica Peptite Ampoule retails at $55 (45ml) and is now available at all THEFACESHOP stores island-wide.