Another month under lockdown, another opportunity to get our hands on some of the latest beauty launches to at the very least, keep us looking sane.
On top of that, it’s also Leo season – and a lot of this month’s new offerings are nothing short of indulgent, opulent, and intelligent to keep up with the ever-growing demands of discerning beauty enthusiasts. From a luxurious fragrance inspired by an exclusive dessert to a serum that’s formulated with some of the world’s rarest honeys, we’ve got you covered on products that will promise you looking your very best at all times.
How many of these have you already wishlisted?
Guerlain Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil
After over 10 years of research into the repairing powers of honey, Guerlain strengthens its Abeille Royale line with a new, advanced version of its Youth Watery Oil. It combines the legendary Black Bee honey from Ouessant Island with three other honeys from Corsica, Ikaria, and Åland and an exclusive royal jelly to accelerate the skin’s natural repair mechanisms, as well as hydrate, plump, and smooth the skin.
Available at Sephora from 19 August 2021.
Clarins Double Serum Eye
Clarins doubles the power of its iconic Double Serum by introducing the newest edition to its age-control line – you guessed it, the Double Serum Eye. Formulated with a unique, concentrated double Hydrolipidic System formula, this revolutionary eye serum is 95% natural and enriched with 13 plant extracts. These include organic wild chervil for strengthening benefits, and turmeric for a complementary, double action on the skin’s 5 vital functions. The double texture also boasts a non-oily, but incredibly lightweight feel that has perfect bio-affinity with the skin around the eyes – combining the tightening effects of a gel, with the comfort of a cream. The result? Wrinkles and fine lines that have been smoothed out and plumped up, reduced puffiness, brightened dark circles, and stronger skin around the eye contour.
The Clarins Double Serum Eye will be available at Clarins Malaysia online from 20 August.
Dior Prestige Micro-Sérum de Rose Yeux Advanced Ritual
Dior’s new eye serum channels the nourishing benefits of the Rose de Granville fruit by delivering them through a micro-nutritive gel-serum and a one-of-a-kind applicator. Featuring a next-generation texture that marries the freshness of a gel with the power of a serum, it works to fade away puffiness and dark circles, while strengthening the skin of the delicate eye area. The applicator features a unique design which adds a micro-massage boost on areas of puffiness to dramatically bring back the look of youthfulness to your peepers.
Available now at Dior online.
Sunday Riley Pink Drink Firming Resurfacing Essence
Think of this spray-on essence as a power drink for the skin to combat a dulled complexion, signs of premature ageing, and dryness. Infused with peptides acetyl tetrapeptide-9 and acetyl tetrapeptide-11, these work synergistically to promote a firmer- and younger-looking skin while giving a gentle resurfacing effect. Fermented honey, pink yeast filtrate, chlorella, and kelp act as prebiotics to support and balance the skin’s natural microbiome, while ceramides help to nourish a weakened skin barrier. The addition of apricot and cucumber extracts soothe, hydrate, and refresh the skin, and EGCG – a powerful green tea-derived antioxidant – gives this essence’s anti-ageing qualities a boost.
Available now at Sephora online and in-app.
Nudestix Brow + Mascara Trio
To pull off the “no makeup makeup” look without the use of a base, then keeping your brows and lashes in check are key to looking put-together in the most effortless way possible. The new Brow Boost + Set Gel XL by Nudestix doesn’t just keep your brows in place, but its 5% Peptide Complex also helps increase hair density in as little as four weeks. As for the lashes, its iconic Lash Lengthening Mascara gets an added boost with plant waxes to help boost growth for fuller lashes. As for the Vegan Splashproof Mascara comes formulated with mango seed oil, argan oil, rice bran wax, and bamboo extract to keep the lashes moisturised throughout its water- and sweat-proof wear.
Available at Sephora in-stores, online, and in-app from 26 August 2021.
Dermalogica Smart Rescue Serum
We’re living in an age of smart devices, so it’s only natural that our skincare steers towards that route as well. Dermalogica’s new Smart Response Serum isn’t just a powerful booster to protect against signs of ageing, it even does away with skin damage before it visibly surfaces. Formulated with gallic acid from Japanese Cornelia Cherry, mannose-6-phosphate, hydrolysed wheat flour, and oligosaccharides, this serum does everything from calming and soothing the skin, to maintaining its moisture, firmness, texture, and tone.
Available at Dermalogica online.
Dior Vanilla Diorama
As an homage to a highly beloved dessert that was created specially for Christian Dior, the Vanilla Diorama fragrance captures the sweet warmth of the Diorama Gourmand. Rich, intoxicating vanilla from Madagascar is accented with notes of rum and patchouli, while a dense cocoa hint adds more richness and depth to this round, opulent scent. A fresh hint of orange lifts and refreshes the entire fragrance, resulting in a joyful and incredibly sinful perfume. Fresh for everyday, and opulent enough for life’s most romantic moments, this is one dessert we wish we could actually tuck into.
Available at Dior online.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Blush & Cream Bronzer
For glowy, sun-kissed skin without the sun damage – and after nearly two years of staying home, Anastasia Beverly Hills brings the look of summer to you with the all new Cream Bronzer and Stick Blush. Weightless, buildable, non-greasy, and easily blended into the skin, the bronzer comes in four warm shades, and the blush in five to help you achieve that youthful, by-the-beach look. The bronzer sets to a natural, matte finish for a second-skin effect, ensuring it doesn’t wear or slip off easily even in a sunny climate. As for the blush, it comes with a dense yet soft synthetic brush on the other end for quick and precise touch-ups even when you’re on the go.
Available exclusively at Sephora online.
Note: The Cream Bronzer in the shade “Caramel” will only be available from 7 October 2021 onwards.
Aveda Botanical Kinetics Serum trio
Aveda looks to enhance your natural beauty with a new launch of a plant-powered trio of high-performance serums that target today’s most common skin concerns. Each Botanical Kinetics serums are powered by the fusion of two complementary plant actives – 10,000 plant stem cells and plant-derived acids to address the immediate needs of the skin, while also giving transformative longterm results. The serums included are the Intense Hydrator for dehydrated and dry skin, Instant Luminizer for dulled and sallow complexions, and Pore Refiner to curb excess sebum production and purify clogged pores.
Taos AER Deodorant
If you love natural products and deodorants that also make you smell good, then Taos AER Deodorants are for you. These gel-based deodorants are made without fillers in a 100% waterless formula to not only decrease the stress on community water supplies, but to also fully harness the power of the potent plant actives and mineral powders used to neutralise odour-causing bacteria while absorbing excess sweat. A little goes a long way, as the formulas are highly concentrated and come in three nature-inspired scents: Ginger Grapefruit, Lavender Myrrh, and finally – Palo Santo Blood Orange so you can banish both underarm odours and negative energy.
Available now at Sephora online.