What with the sweeping changes the Year of the Rat brought forth, our work’s all cut out for us in the Year of the Ox. Ready yourself with these pampering beauty treats.
Dior Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet EDT
Home is where the heart is, so for its 2021 Lunar New Year limited edition line-up, Dior has crafted a precious Petit Théâtre for Miss Dior Blooming EDT. The super-yummy potion that fuses together notes of Calabrian bergamot, peony, Damascus rose, and white musk. Available here.
Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum 2021 Limited Edition
For an extra portion of self-care, Sulwhasoo has sent out its iconic formulation in an upsized version of 120ml. Dressed up in a striking festive red and embellished with a geometric heart inspired by the traditional Korean patchwork quilt, the potion features Sulwhasoo’s signature Jaum activator technology that keeps skin looking youthful and radiant. Available here.
Clarins Double Serum
Now in its eighth edition, the well-loved anti-ager packs in 21 potent plant extracts – led by turmeric – to combat the effects of oxidative stresses and reduce inflammation, pigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles. Just in time to keep your skin festive-ready is a new 75ml bottle that retains two separate vials for oil- and water-soluble ingredients respectively. Available here.
Gucci Chinese New Year Rouge à Lèvres Satin in 513 Emmy Red
Symbolising luck, joy and happiness, Gucci’s latest lipstick shade comes in an exclusive packaging adorned with exquisite etchings. Available here.
Tom Ford Beauty Limited Edition Rose Prick Eye Color Quad in Body Heat
Part of the spin-off makeup collection from the same-named Private Blend EDP launched last year, this four-piece ensemble offers ultra-wearable hues of silky champagne, sultry russet, shimmering taupe and hot-blooded brown to take you from CNY family feasts to a romantic dinner for two. Available here.
Dr Dennis Gross Limited Edition Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peels
Make way for the new – skin, that is – with this two-minute, two-step treatment. By carrying away dead skin and excess oil and dirt, and pampering it with goodies like glycolic and salicylic acids, retinol and resveratrol, this can help minimise appearance of lines and pores to achieve clearer and brighter skin. Onto clean, dry skin, massage each pad, then repeat. Available here.
Emery & Co Lunar New Year Collection Nail Wraps
10 minutes. That’s how quickly you can dress up your fingers, as demonstrated by Veronica Chau, using nail wraps designed by her team at Emery & Co. Ready your paws with well-loved festive motifs such as mandarin oranges and peach blossoms. For even longer wear, apply topcoat over the wraps; to remove, simply peel off or soak in warm water for five minutes. Available here.
Hailed by medical aesthetics company Only Group as “the world’s first formulation that gives you pinker nipples”, this supposedly helps lighten the shade of your peaks by inhibiting and suppressing melanin presence. Apply once or twice every week on clean, dry skin, leave on 3 to 5 minutes, then blot away excess with tissue. Available here.