Serums are must-haves for me when it comes to my skincare regime. Oh, but then again, my skincare regime is pretty extensive so… Anyway, if you thought that you could skip serum and go straight to just applying moisturiser, you’re only half right.
Serums are products that can be chock-full of moisturising ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, ceramides etc. which may seem like replacements for moisturisers. However, serums do not contain “sealing” ingredients which moisturisers have, that are used to prevent moisture from leaving your skin. Most of the time, serums are rich in ingredients to target specific skin concerns such as dullness, acne, wrinkles, dryness to name a few. For me, I battle with skin dullness, uneven skin texture, acne and dryness so serums are my lifesavers.
Here are 5 of my favourite serums that I cannot live without:
A beauty junkie can never leave out base makeup especially when he/she is heading out of the house, even to run errands. For me, I have oily combination skin, very acne-prone as well, which makes it hard for me to find a foundation that suits me. Most of the foundations I tried in the market do not last on my skin but thankfully after years of experimenting, testing and trying, I managed to shortlist my top 5 favourites!
Price is never an issue for me because it’s all about finding the best foundation for my skin type. Interestingly, my five choices here range from the luxurious to the pocket-friendly ones.
We’re constantly handling so much stresses in our lives, but do you know that your skin, even without you doing anything, is also exposed to stresses from the environment? With the pressures we face every day, our skin feels it too. These intensified skin stressors can periodically overwhelm our skin’s ability to recover and repair by itself, leading to visible signs of aging.
Hence, one can never underestimate the importance of skincare! Relief stressed skin with Estée Lauder’s Nightime Power Pair – Advanced Night Repair Serum and Recovery Ampoules. I swear by this routine and have been sticking to it for some time now.
Ever since I’ve embarked on this regime, I’ve never felt more confident in the morning than before. The ANR series of products effectively works to combat fatigue skin and helps to strengthen the skin’s resilience to damage.
“Glow is the essence of beauty.”
– Estée Lauder
Estée Lauder has always been a luxury beauty brand that I am drawn towards despite my lust for funky players like Urban Decay and Too Faced. Ever since my encounter with the famed Double Wear franchise, I’ve been hooked onto several lines within the range of products the brand offers, one of which, is the Advanced Night Repair. Continuing my exploration journey with Estée Lauder, I’ve recently been introduced the Genuine Glow collection.
Drawing inspiration from the dewy and glowy K-beauty makeup trend, the Estée Lauder Genuine Glow presents itself as an effortless hybrid skincare and makeup range dedicated to spark your glow from within. You know the kind of glow she exudes from her passions and zest for life? Yes that rosy, pink glow.
With the BB Cushion craze going on for quite some time now, it’s high time European brands jump on the bandwagon and release their own versions too! I’ve been a BB Cushion user for about 2 years now with my favourite being the LANEIGE BB Cushion Pore Control and I’ve never been happier to own one since it’s so convenient and easy to use. However, if you’re a seasoned BB Cushion user, you’ll know that most cushions don’t provide enough coverage and you’ll still need a concealer to cover up those flaws.
BB Cushion users, you’ll be glad to know that the best-selling foundation range (also undoubtedly my favourite foundation since I started using makeup) – the Double Wear – from Estée Lauder, now carries a BB Cushion!