As we near the end of March and embrace the arrival of spring, our beauty and skincare routines are starting to look like they’re in need of a little refresh. It’s a good thing, then, that this month’s launches provide a variety of potential new favourites, from Aesop and Dermalogica’s transformative eye serums, to Fenty Beauty’s eye-catching line up of refillable semi-matte lipsticks.
On the fragrance front, Jo Malone brings a collection of scents inspired by warm Italian summers, while BOSS’ new rendition of The Scent for him and for her captures the electric, all-consuming power of attraction. Keep scrolling for our list of top beauty and skincare releases this March.
Jo Malone Blossoms collection
Whether it’s carefree days on sun-drenched shores or warm, breezy evenings coloured by the romance of youth, Jo Malone brings you an idyllic Italian summer in a bottle with the new Blossoms collection, featuring two limited-edition scents of Bitter Mandarin and Sea Daffodil. The Bitter Mandarin Cologne’s zesty notes imbued with warm amber and a hint of precious orris evokes the vibrant allure of the Mediterranean with its citrus trees and sunny, languid ease. Inspired by the region’s dreamy coast, the Sea Daffodil Cologne’s solar floral scent entrances with radiant ylang ylang, warm vanilla and creamy sandalwood. Silk Blossom joins the collection in cologne and diffuser form, along with the lightweight Orange Blossom Hair Mist and Nectarine Blossom & Honey Diffuser.
Available online at jomalone.com.my and in Jo Malone London stores.
Le Labo Basil Face Scrub
In the hopes of bringing simplicity to people’s daily routines, Le Labo’s BODY — HAIR — FACE collection is formulated with the highest quality plant-based ingredients and crafted in its lab in California. The new Basil Face Scrub uses a blend of volcanic ash, seaweed and ginger extracts to cleanse, exfoliate and smoothen the skin, while its aroma of basil and citrusy verbena further enhances the indulgent experience. Gender neutral and cruelty-free, the scrub’s versatility makes it as much the perfect gift as much as it does a self-pampering treat.
Available via Le Labo Home Concierge Service on WhatsApp +603 2181 0128. Every minimum purchase of RM200 comes with complimentary delivery.
Dermalogica Clear Start Post-Breakout Fix
Those of us who are acne-prone know all too well that popping your pimples, as tempting as it may be, often leads to post-breakout scarring and hyperpigmentation. What’s more, the marks left behind from popping takes weeks and even months to heal. Enter Dermalogica Clear Start’s Post-Breakout Fix, which spot-treats post-inflammatory red and dark spots to restore the compromised skin and help fade lingering scars. Formulated with Carob seed extract, hexylresorcinol, and salicylic acid, the gel cream is designed to gently exfoliate and even out skin discolouration while visibly fading and preventing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Available at sephora.my
Aesop Exalted Eye Serum
The skin around the eyes is highly delicate, prone to dryness, and easily depleted. Aesop’s Exalted Serum helps give this fragile area the nourishing, replenishing care it needs by delivering targeted hydration and evening the appearance of the skin. Potent yet lightweight, the formula is enriched with Vitamins B, C and E to balance and fortify the skin, while sodium carrageenan and pelvetia canaliculata extract further addresses dryness and packs in the moisture. The serum is easily absorbed, quickly drying to an invisible matte finish while softening and replenishing the skin.
Available at malaysia.aesop.com
Fenty Beauty Icon Refillable Semi-Matte Lipstick
With Fenty Beauty’s new Icon Refillable Semi-Matte Lipstick’s creamy, long lasting formula that cushions the lips with a smooth plush texture, you’ll never have to choose between looking good and feeling good ever again. The lipstick may feel lightweight, but it’s packed with moisture-plumping hyaluronic acid and vitamin C & E, ensuring the lips are well-nourished throughout the day. With a captivating line-up of red and neutral colours curated by Rihanna herself, it’s going to be a struggle to pick just one. The good news is, the Fenty Icon is designed to be refillable, so you can easily pop in a new shade into the case once you’ve used up the first one.
Available at sephora.my
BOSS The Scent Le Parfum For Him and Le Parfum For Her
BOSS distils pure, unadulterated attraction in a fragrance with its latest rendition of The Scent fragrance for him and her. The BOSS The Scent signature Le Parfum For Him is unrelentingly intense, its original notes of spicy aphrodisiac ginger and exotic Maninka fruit brought further to the brink with an accord of addictive iris and vibrant leather. Meanwhile, the new BOSS The Scent Le Parfum For Her embraces a powerful sensuality, its original amber notes enhanced with spicy pink peppercorn, velvety Akigalawood®, orange blossom and vetiver for a perfume that perfectly encapsulates the strong, seductive allure of the modern BOSS woman.
Available at Sephora and major departmental stores.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Tone-Up
Laura Mercier’s cult-favourite Translucent Loose Setting Powder has long been the go-to product among makeup artists and beauty experts for perfectly set, flawless makeup. Now, the range is being expanded to offer those with fair to light skin the same lightweight, finely milled and easy-to-apply formula, enhancing the complexion with peachy pink pigments for a naturally healthy glow. Not only does the award-winning setting powder create a soft focus effect on the skin to subtly blur out pores, fine lines and imperfections, its no-flashback formula weightlessly sets makeup and controls shine for up to 16 hours, resulting in an undetectable matte finish all day long.
Available at all Laura Mercier boutiques and shop.lauramercier.com.my
Drunk Elephant A-Gloei™ Maretinol Oil
Your ticket to youthful, glowy skin is here with Drunk Elephant’s A-Gloei™ Maretinol Oil, a skin-smoothing treatment that uses vegan retinol, virgin marula oil, and ceramides to refine skin texture and reduce the appearance of lines, hyperpigmentation and blemishes, while restoring and locking in moisture. A gentle dose of retinol works to reduce discoloration and smooth out uneven, blemished skin, while the soothing omega-rich virgin marula oil helps replenish moisture and minimise redness. On top of that, ceramides in the A-Gloei™ Maretinol Oil further restores the skin’s barrier and improves elasticity, leaving the complexion healthy, rejuvenated, and strengthened.
Available at sephora.my
Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Primer
Flawless makeup starts with a good base, which is why Hourglass has introduced its Vanish Airbrush Primer, a translucent primer that smooths skin, controls shine, and brings a blurred, airbrushed finish. Formulated with innovative microspherical powders, this vegan and cruelty-free primer not only minimises the appearance of pores and fine lines, but also absorbs excess oil and enhances makeup wear to last all day. As part of the Vanish line, the weightless, refreshing gel combines seamlessly with Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick and Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer to provide your best complexion yet.
Available at sephora.my
Dermalogica Awaken Peptide Eye Gel
Tired, puffy eyes in the morning are now a thing of the past with Dermalogica’s new Awaken Peptide Eye Gel. The power-packed yet lightweight gel promises to hydrate, firm, and smooth the delicate skin around the eyes while also minimising fine lines and wrinkles. Key ingredients include tetrapeptides, a synthetic fatty acid that helps reduce the look of eye bags, and caffeine, which is known for its ability to minimise puffiness. On top of that, the anti-inflammatory properties of rosemary leaf extract soothes the skin and increases its moisture barrier, so you can wake up daily to bright, energised, and well-rested eyes.
Available at all authorised Dermalogica skincare centres nationwide by Esthetics International Group Berhad and on dermalogica.com.my