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The best skincare and beauty products to try this season

From basic essentials to brand new releases

Jenny Leung
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Jenny Leung

As the seasons change, so do our skincare and beauty needs. Whether you're looking to refresh your skin regimen, try a new makeup trend, or simply indulge in some self-care, we've curated a selection of some of the best products, along with hot new releases, that deserve a spot in your beauty arsenal.


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Skincare and beauty products for the season

Aesop Protective Facial Lotion SPF50

We’ve got our eyes on Aesop's Protective Facial Lotion SPF50 ($470/50ml) from their Sun Care range this season. Perfect for everyday use, this broad-spectrum UV protection lotion guards against UVA and UVB rays while offering a non-greasy feel and sustained finish that’s ideal for most skin types (especially normal to dry skin). Its formula also features hydrating properties with ingredients like niacinamide and humectant saccharide isomerate, as well as Tocopherol which nourishes the skin. Infused with sage leaves, lavender stems, and cedar atlas essential oils, the lotion offers a warm, herbaceous, and woody aroma. Best of all, it can be layered over other skin care products, under makeup, or reapplied throughout the day for continuous protection.

Charlotte Tilbury’s new three-in-one priming cleanser

Charlotte's new Magic Hydration Revival Cleanser ($280/120ml) is a three-in-one multitasker with a formula that combines cleansing, hydration, and glow-enhancing benefits in a single step. Inspired by the effects of world-class facials, the cleanser is enriched with powerful ingredients that promises to deliver a refreshed complexion afterwards. The new cleanser’s ‘magic’ properties lie in its transformative texture that evolves – starting as a thick cream, before turning into a rich foam and eventually a purifying milky texture. This tri-phase formula can effectively eliminate makeup and impurities while revitalising your skin at the same time.


Drunk Elephant Lippe Balm

Drunk Elephant's Lippe Balm ($155) is your ultimate lip saviour for this season. This buttery, nourishing lip balm is packed with a powerhouse blend of shea butter, avocado oil, cranberry seed oil, peptides, and sea fern algae; giving your lips a plumper, more defined look. With antioxidant-rich green tea leaves and vitamin C, it also helps combat environmental aggressors and premature signs of ageing. Apply alone or under lipstick for a flawless finish and say goodbye to dry, chapped lips.

Dyson Airstrait straightener now available in Hong Kong

The Dyson Airstrait straightener ($3,980) is a cutting-edge hair styling tool that can help you achieve that salon-worthy look at home. The powerful airflow and controlled heat settings allow for efficient and effective styling while minimizing frizz and flyaways. It features both wet and dry styling modes and offers customisable heat and airflow settings to suit your preferences. Its intelligent heat control also means that it can prevent heat damage while protecting the hair’s natural shine – it’s your ticket to hair perfection!


Innisfree The Isle Adventure limited edition collection

Korean beauty brand Innisfree has partnered up with American artist Steven Harrington for The Isle Adventure limited edition collection ($135-$320) that showcases the main ingredients and birth stories behind each product. From the brand’s top-selling green tea seed hyaluronic serum to brightening serums and hand cream sets, Harrington’s vibrant illustrations – including his signature character, Mello – can be found across five different sets for a limited time only, so don't miss out.

M19Minus the Timeless Orchistem Microcrystal Age-Defying series

One of our favourite local skincare brands, M19Minus has recently introduced a new series that combines the Orchistem – a patented orchid stem cell formulation known for its anti-aging effects – with the innovative 'Molecular Power-Boost Activation System' technology to bring you a whole new skincare experience. There are four products within the series, all of which use micro-crystalline orbs to encapsulate precious ingredients and ensure that every concentrated drop of nutrients can fully penetrate the skin. The Timeless – II Orchistem Mighty Ampoule Collagen Feast ($1,390/30ml) replenishes collagen levels and promotes regeneration for firm, smooth, and luminous skin; while the Timeless - III Orchistem Sunrise Ikura Alchemic Orbs ($1,190/30ml) offer 24-hour protection and repair to combat photoaging. The Timeless - IV Orchistem Supreme Timestopper Sleep Cream ($1,490/30ml) hydrates and nourishes while decelerating cellular aging, and finally, the Timeless - V Orchistem Eye Caviar Buffet Eye Blam ($1,590/15ml) is an all-encompassing eye balm that revitalises, brightens, and lifts the delicate eye area.


Kiehl’s introduces new Ultra Facial Line addition

Kiehl's new Ultra Facial Barrier Balm ($270/9g) is the latest addition to its iconic Ultra Facial Line. Its ultra-reparative formula is comprised of key ingredients like squalene, essential ceramides, and glacial glycoprotein, all of which help to create an invisible protective layer that can boost the skin's moisture barrier function by up to five times. Suitable for all skin types, the new blam will give you skin protection and instant hydration while on the go.

L‘Occitane Cherry Blossom & Strawberry collection

Spring just got a little sweeter with L‘Occitane’s Cherry Blossom & Strawberry limited edition. Made with 100 percent natural cherry blossom extracts from Luberon, Provence, the delicately-scented range provides optimal moisture for the skin. Take your pick between the hand cream ($90/30ml), body milk ($270/250ml), shower gel ($190/2550ml), and an eau de toilette ($540/50ml).


La Mer introduces its new Moisturizing Fresh Cream

If you're looking for a beauty investment this season, La Mer's new Moisturzing Fresh Cream ($1,745/30ml ; $3,085/60ml) might just be your solution. With its cool-gel texture infused with lightweight soothing technology, the formulation is said to deliver deep healing moisture while calming redness and enhancing skin's resilience against stressors, addressing the impact of external and internal factors on skin health. The cream's revolutionary Moisture Matrix Technology also creates a fresh moisture cushion, resulting in improved lines, wrinkles, and pore appearance. Combined with the Miracle Broth, it protects, hydrates, and renews skin for a healthy, radiant look. Get your hand on the new cream at La Mer concept stores and counters.

Tom Ford Beauty launches new lip shades

Add a pop of colour to your look this season with Tom Ford Beauty’s Slim Lip Color Shine ($395) and Liquid Lip Luxe Matte ($505) in new shades. The Slim Lip Color Shine range, formulated with rich emollients and waxes, delivers a lightweight film with high coverage in 10 colours; while the Liquid Lip Luxe Matte offers transfer-resistant hues infused with black rose oil for a smooth finish. Both collections are now available at Tom Ford Beauty stores and counters.

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