Estée Lauder, L’Oréal and Luxasia carry international beauty brands that we are all familiar with. These beauty giants may house some of the best skincare brands, but sometimes, it takes a local to truly know what our skin need. With Singapore being in a tropical climate, it is hot and humid all year round. Local skincare experts show us how to take care of our skin in this highly unpredictable weather.
I’ve rounded up 4 local skincare brands that every Singaporean girl should check out:
Hydrate and moisturise – what’s the difference? Well, the Drunk Elephant F-Balm™ Electrolyte Waterfacial shows you what it means to do both! I’ve been using the F-Balm™ ever since I laid my hands on it, for about 2 weeks now. Being in air-conditioned environments most of the time dries out my skin big time. Ever since I’ve started using the F-Balm™, I find that my skin feels less dry and looks much healthier too!
About Drunk Elephant
If you’re new to the brand, Drunk Elephant (DE) is a “Clean Compatible” skincare brand founded by Tiffany Masterson while combating her skin issues. The products are made in the U.S. and do not contain the “Suspicious 6” (Essential Oils, Drying Alcohols, Silicones, Chemical Sunscreens, Fragrances/Dyes, SLS). DE’s focus is about biocompatibility, pH levels, safety, continuously making sure that active ingredients are at efficacious levels. The skincare line also seeks to remain respectful and always supportive of our skin’s acid mantle.
Fun fact! Drunk Elephant derived its name from a myth that says elephants get drunk when they eat the fruit that has fallen from Marula trees!
Often, we hear that 80% of the women are wearing their bras wrongly, are you one of them? I am, unfortunately, guilty as charged too! I never knew that I was wearing my bra incorrectly until I went for a bra fitting session with Finelycup by FabLife Style Singapore.
We women have got different shapes and sizes when it comes to breasts and not all bras are made equal to fit our busts. It is important that we wear the right bras to support our lady lumps while also allowing us to obtain good body posture.
About FabLife Style/Finelycup
I’ve never thought that my bra could be a reason why I am often slouching until my friendly consultant from Finelycup, Alice, pointed out to me. At the FabLife Style Flagship Store (kinda like a studio), located in the heart of North Bridge Road, there are a variety of lingerie, bras, shapewear and corsets from Finelycup. It’s a nice cosy space with various other lifestyle products such as natural health supplements, skincare and more.
Did you know that our overall health is mostly determined by our skin and gut health? The first step to maintaining healthy, radiant skin is balancing our digestive health. It is common to overlook our gut health because of the choices of foods we have. However, our gut is one of the most important aspects that we should always pay attention to.
I’ve always had a weak stomach since I was a kid, hence digestion issues aren’t new to me. For the past 2 months, I’ve started incorporating the Tian Yuan Xiang Si Shen (四神) Chicken Essence into my diet to improve my overall nutrition intake.
When it comes to Chicken Essence, I’m sure we’re all familiar with the bottled versions out in the market. I too, used to drink those when I was back in school, especially during exams. Who else can relate? However, after trying the Tian Yuan Xiang Chicken Essence (田原香滴鸡精), I’m never going back to regular chicken essences!
Applying sunscreen is a vital step to our skincare routine, especially in Singapore’s hot tropical climate. There are tons of sunscreens out in the market, which make us spoilt for choice. Being Asian, should we select Western brands or continue to trust Asian brands? What about cost vs. effectiveness? Does it mean expensive sunscreens perform the best?