Skincare, Haircare and Makeup Review: Our Favourite Tried and Tested Beauty Products for January 2022

You know we love our skincare, haircare and makeup at Vanilla Luxury! Each month, as we discover a world of skincare and makeup brands – both local and international – we try, test and tell on these beauties.

Here are the beauty and makeup products that we tried this month, along with what we loved about each of them.

Skincare, Haircare and Makeup Review: Our Favourite Tried and Tested Beauty Products for January 2022

Skincare, Haircare and Makeup Review: Our Favourite Tried and Tested Beauty Products for January 2022

illumiaSKIN All 1n One Mask

There are hydrating face masks, and then there are face masks that can draw up to 600 times more moisture in your skin! illumiaSKIN All 1n One Mask is loaded with hyaluronic acid (HA) and hydrolyzed collagen to help attract moisture and lock it into your skin.

Founder and well-known entrepreneur Kim Lim puts together a team of skin experts to formulate modern skincare line IllumiaSKIN. She is known to have personally tested hundreds of face masks from around the world before curating the bio-cellulose material for the All 1n One Mask – so it feels just like a second skin!

Containing Salmon DNA, the mask works to boost the skin repair process and has anti-ageing benefits. The hydrolyzed collagen enhances the skin’s moisture barrier and elasticity while HA attracts and locks in that hydration.

It also contains adenosine to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as our latest skin obsession, niacinamide, to even out the skin tone. You can look forward to a fresher, brighter complexion right after!

Vanilla Luxury Raves: Do you find it hard to find face masks that fit you well? What we enjoyed most about the IllumiaSKIN All 1n One Mask was how it felt on our faces – well fitting, no droopy edges and a soft, barely-there feeling.

It is drenched with skin goodness too! There’s enough serum in here to cover your face and neck. Apply for 15-20 minutes once a week and look forward to brighter, softer skin right after.

Pro tip: Don’t throw away the face mask bag. Use the remaining serum on your legs, hands, feet or wherever you need that moisture kick. It’s also a staple worth taking on your next flight out.

iIllumiaSKIN All 1n One Mask is available online on their e-store shop.illumiatherapeutics.com and at their outlets.

Orchard branch. Address: 501 Orchard Road, #05-12B Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880

Serangoon branch. Address: 23 Serangoon Central, #04-26 Nex, Singapore 556083

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Skincare, Haircare and Makeup Review: Our Favourite Tried and Tested Beauty Products for January 2022

Skincare, Haircare and Makeup Review: Our Favourite Tried and Tested Beauty Products for January 2022

K18 Biomimetic Hairscience Leave-in Molecular Repair Hair Mask

If you have hair damaged from various chemical treatments or heat from styling tools, this repair hair mask is for you. The K18 leave-in molecular repair hair mask repairs damage caused by bleaching, colouring, exposure to heat, and chemical services. It can be used as a post-service treatment that repairs damage caused during any hair salon service or at home via thermal and mechanical styling.

The patented K18 doesn’t just hide damaged hair or patch it up – it is the first hair product to utilise biomimetics to replicate the internal makeup of hair keratin, resulting in soft, smooth, strong hair. A breakthrough in biosciences, the K18 peptide was patented after a decade of scanning and testing the 1,242 decapeptides that cover the entire keratin proteome – unlocking the unique science to re-virginize damaged stands.

Most hair care products cover up the damage with conditioning treatments that coat hair in oils, bringing superficial hydration and sheen, while repair treatments patch damage like internal glue and provide only temporary results. K18 leave-in molecular repair hair mask is the first product that actually heals your hair from the inside out.

This radically different approach is like magic but it’s backed by biomimetic hairscience and it heals damaged hair in just 4 minutes! The miracle molecule carries amino acids into the cortex of hair to reconnect keratin chains and reforms disulfide bonds to bring damaged strands back to their original, youthful state.

How to use? For best results, use every 4-6 consecutive washes following a chemical service. First, use a clarifying shampoo to remove any build-up on your hair from styling products so that the peptides from K18 are able to penetrate the strands effectively. It’s recommended to clarify your hair once a month. After shampooing, apply K18 and leave-in for at least 4 minutes before blow-drying or styling. There’s no need to use a conditioner.

Vanilla Luxury Raves: After the first use of K18 you’ll already notice an improvement in hair elasticity and strength. The strands feel less brittle and won’t break as easily.

Also, the mask has a very light mousse-like texture that is easy to apply. It heals and strengthens hair with lightweight moisturising benefits so you can easily detangle your hair after washing. Plus, it keeps hair smooth and soft, without weighing it down.

To find out more or enquiries about K18, please WOORAILOORA.COM.SG.

Skincare, Haircare and Makeup Review: Our Favourite Tried and Tested Beauty Products for January 2022

Skincare, Haircare and Makeup Review: Our Favourite Tried and Tested Beauty Products for January 2022

Limited-Edition Chantecaille Bio Lifting Mask+

Ready for a roaring start to the Year of the Tiger? The Limited-Edition Chantecaille Bio Lifting Mask+ comes in a gorgeous red packaging to brighten your beauty closet this 2022.

The supercharged new formula for Chantecaille’s iconic bestseller is powered with the newest cutting-edge botanicals and peptides. These help reduce the look of fine lines and visibly contour the face, all while its new lifting agent offers smoothing power and moisture barrier enhancers seal in that hydration. The most age-deying mask yet, it features a faster-acting, instantly smoothing alga blend that directly addresses the appearance of expression lines and contouring.

The Hexapeptide Amplified is 50 times more potent than the original Hexapeptide, and thereby reduces depth of expression lines by helping reduce muscle contraction, relaxing the face quickly without paralyzing the skin. Like Botox in a jar!

As always, Chantecaille has tied up with a partner for the conservation of wildlife around the world. With this product, Chantecaille is proud to continue its support of its fall partner SUJÁN and its longstanding conservation work protecting tigers in India in celebration of the Year of the Tiger.

Vanilla Luxury Raves: We absolutely love all things Chantacaille, and this Lunar Year rendition is all things gorgeous and effective! Whether you wear it as a mask for 15 minutes, prior to a big event or overnight for deeper hydration, the results will be addictive. Think firmer, brighter skin that is washed with moisture. How’s that for a new year lift!

Chantecaille Year of the Tiger Bio Bio Lifting Mask (S$402 for 75ml) is available at TANGS at Tang Plaza and Takashimaya Department Store.

Skincare, Haircare and Makeup Review: Our Favourite Tried and Tested Beauty Products for January 2022

Skincare, Haircare and Makeup Review: Our Favourite Tried and Tested Beauty Products for January 2022

Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Mask for Acne Prone Skin

Acne warriors, this one’s for you! 5 minutes to purify and leave your skin visibly mattified, Caudalie’s latest addition to its Vinpure range is the Purifying Mask.

The mask has been developed to help with the number 1 skin concern worldwide, acne, as well as blemishes, pores, blackheads and oily skin, giving just the right boost of confidence you need.

Caudalie’s Vinopure line provides a natural solution, redesigned to be even more effective. The products are formulated using natural origin ingredients, and visibly improve the skin quality of acne-prone skin, without being too harsh.

The Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Mask is an impurity magnet that minimizes the look of imperfections almost instantly. Containing 99% natural origin ingredients such as Green Clay and Zinc, it is suitable for acne-prone skin and is able to manage blemishes effectively.

100% natural French origin Green Clay is naturally coloured and purifies and reduces the size of pores. The 100% natural-origin Zinc reduces oil production and has anti-inflammatory properties to soothe sensitised skin.

Vanilla Luxury Raves: When it comes to face masks for acne-prone skin, we are a little cautious. Typically masks made to counter acne-prone skin tend to be heavy on acids and alcohol and can dry you out even more. This is why Caudalie’s Vinopure Purifying Mask is a boon for acne troubles. Not only will it subdue any inflammation, but it also does so without stripping away the goodness of your natural oils.

Caudalie Vinopure purifying mask launches on 18 Jan 2022 on Sephora.sg.

Skincare, Haircare and Makeup Review: Our Favourite Tried and Tested Beauty Products for January 2022

Skincare, Haircare and Makeup Review: Our Favourite Tried and Tested Beauty Products for January 2022

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos™️ Glycolic Skincare Night Serum

We really hope you’ve tried cult brand Drunk Elephant? When a company focuses squarely on pH levels and effective ingredients that support the skin’s acid mantle, chances are they’ve got just what your skin needs. Furthermore, Drunk Elephant’s products are never made with the Suspicious 6™ (essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical sunscreens, fragrances/dyes, SLS), which the brand believes are the root to almost every skin issue.

Their AHA/BHA combination the Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos™️ Glycolic Skincare Night Serum resurfaces dull, congested skin by lifting away dead skin cells. What you get is a dramatically improved appearance, with better skin tone, texture, and fewer lines and wrinkles! It’s got all the potent stuff – glycolic, tartaric, lactic, citric, and salicylic acids, so the serum controls oily skin and clarifies your complexion simultaneously.

Vanilla Luxury Raves: Exfoliate without physically exfoliating. The Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos™️ Glycolic Skincare Night Serum is a great option if you have clogged pores, dull skin, wrinkles and fine line. Not only will it give a clearer complexion and radiance over time, but you will also notice your other skincare performing better! Beware though – not everyone can take the product too often. While a slight feeling of tingling in the first few applications is normal until your skin gets used to it, for newbies, we’d recommend limiting usage to 1-2 times a week. We even use it as a spot treatment for breakouts!

Skincare, Haircare and Makeup Review: Our Favourite Tried and Tested Beauty Products for January 2022

Skincare, Haircare and Makeup Review: Our Favourite Tried and Tested Beauty Products for January 2022

LUX Luminique

LUX Luminique, the No. 1 haircare brand in Japan is back with a magical second instalment of its collaboration with Disney Princesses. This year, LUX Luminique expands its three best-selling ranges, (Damage Repair, Happiness Bloom, and Oasis Calm) by introducing two new additions to the family: Botanical Pure and Moist Charge with New Limited Edition Disney Princess packaging.

The range includes more childhood favourite Princesses like Ariel, Rapunzel, Snow White, Belle and Cinderella in refreshingly light watercolour art.

What’s more, this new range brings you a new powered formula with 100% Natural Ylang Ylang flower oil. Natural oils collected from steam distillation of Ylang Ylang flowers lock in moisture and stimulate hair follicles to keep hair healthy, smooth and shiny. Each Lux Luminique range product also incorporates skincare ingredients that effectively target common hair concerns such as dryness, frizz, damaged hair and even oily and sensitive scalp.

There’s even a range of Super Rich Shine Hair Oils to complete your princess-worthy hair routine. With a superior formula featuring Premium Gold Hyaluronic Acid, this lightweight water-to-oil texture penetrates the hair shaft for thorough moisturization. Instant results with maximum shine without the grease!

Vanilla Luxury Raves: What Disney fan can say no to the cute packaging on this range. LUX Luminique’s Disney range also offers up a sensorial experience – you can relax and indulge in exquisite fragrances that will brighten up any dreary day. Non-silicone lather means you cleanse your hair gently and with a wide range of options, there’s sure to be one for your hair type.

The LUX Luminique x Disney Haircare Range – Botanical Pure, Damage Repair, Happiness Bloom, Moist Charge and Oasis Calm – retails at S$16.90 each (while stocks last), and the LUX Super Rich Shine Oils retail at S$19.90 each. The sets are currently retailing at Shopee and 1 Febr 2022 onwards at major retailers such as Giant, Cold Storage, FairPrice, Guardian, Watsons, Lazada and Redmart stores.

Skincare, Haircare and Makeup Review: Our Favourite Tried and Tested Beauty Products for January 2022

Skincare, Haircare and Makeup Review: Our Favourite Tried and Tested Beauty Products for January 2022

Dermalogica Clear Start Foaming Wash

As a brand created by professional skin experts at Dermalogica, Clear Start is all about targeting breakouts, blackheads and oily skin to give you the healthiest version of your skin.

The Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash is a gentle yet effective face wash designed specifically for acne-prone skin.

Clearing away dead skin cells, dirt and excess oil, unclogging pores, keeping further breakouts at bay – all done with just one cleanse. Is your skin inflamed? Don’t worry, as this multi-tasker also soothes irritation on the skin.

Gentle, and with a non-stripping formula it is safe for use daily morning and night. You can even use it as a body wash for your body acne – neck, back or chest, and you’ll get assistance with any breakouts!

Vanilla Luxury Raves: Control oiliness without drying out your skin! Featuring Salicylic Acid and Tea Tree Oil, the Dermalogica Clear Start Foaming Wash is essential in any closet – especially if you have breakouts. We also highly recommend it for teens as its gentle and yet does the job!

Dermalogica Clear Start is available at SEPHORA.SG, Lazada and Shopee.

Skincare, Haircare and Makeup Review: Our Favourite Tried and Tested Beauty Products for January 2022

Skincare, Haircare and Makeup Review: Our Favourite Tried and Tested Beauty Products for January 2022

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

A mascara so good, it’s better than sex! Stretchhhhh…..your lashes to dramatic lengths and defy gravity with a lifted curl this year. The slim brush on this mascara was designed to help maximize the length and curl of straight lashes as it hugs the natural curvature of the lash line. Reach in to the roots of lashes to deliver dramatic volume while helping separate lashes with its fanned bristles. Non-smudging, and a warm water washable formula gives you weightless volume and long, lush lashes.

Users rave about its base-to-tip curl that helps to create a false lash effect. The 100% oil-based formula helps to lock in a long-lasting curl. However, after a couple of hours, it may dry up and flake a little.

Vanilla Luxury Raves: The special ingredients blend with warm water for easy removal so you don’t have to scrub hard on your eyes to remove the mascara. No more wear and tear on lashes.

Skincare, Haircare and Makeup Review: Our Favourite Tried and Tested Beauty Products for January 2022

Skincare, Haircare and Makeup Review: Our Favourite Tried and Tested Beauty Products for January 2022

Jurlique Activating Water Essence+

This silky lightweight essence prepares your skin for optimal hydration by harnessing two powerful Marshmallow Root extracts. Also containing Lavender Extract and Calendula Flower Extract, this essence actively improves the skin’s ability to retain moisture for optimal skin preparation and superior penetration of skincare products to follow.

Apply the Jurlique Activating Water Essence+ after your toning mist and before your serum. Warm product in hands and take a few moments to breath in the uplifting aroma to relax and re-energize the mind gently press and smooth over face and neck.

It is suitable for all skin types. This essence is free from all artificial colours, fragrances, parabens, and sulfates. It is also made with 100% household recyclable and FSC certified packaging.

Vanilla Luxury Raves: This essence instantly increases the hydration levels of the skin providing much-needed respite especially for those with dry skin. Use throughout the night and your skin will still feel fresh in the morning.

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