As we inch another month closer to the summer season, it’s getting harder and harder to cast our minds on anything other than sun-soaked travels, carefree days out, and vibrant get-togethers.
In anticipation, we’re lining our shelves this month with new beauty drops that put us in a summertime state of mind, from Chloé’s eau de parfum that summons thoughts of exotic locales, to Gucci Beauty’s black eyeliner inspired by spectacular sunsets and warm, sultry nights. We’re also stocking up on Malin+Goetz’s high protection sunscreen, OLAPLEX’s hair restoring serum, and fresh’s plant-based milk body collection to make sure the extended sun rays and intense heat don’t get the better of our skin and tresses.
Keep scrolling for the top beauty releases we have our eye on this month.
Malin+Goetz New SPF30 Mineral Sunscreen
It’s all about Prevention + Protection for Malin+Goetz with the release of its new SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen that’s uncomplicated, effective, and the perfect addition to your summer routine. Formulated with niacinamide, vitamin E, ursolic acid and non-nano zinc oxide, this multi-benefit broad-spectrum sunscreen blocks UVA and UVB immediately upon application, forming a physical barrier that helps prevent signs of premature ageing while brightening and hydrating skin at the same time. Thanks to innovative microsperse technology, the lightweight gel-cream formula glides on easily and absorbs quickly, offering a comfortable, non-greasy, water-resistant wear.
Available at KENS Apothecary Bangsar Village II, Bangsar Shopping Centre, One Utama, Suria KLCC, The Gardens Mall and Sunway Pyramid, and online at kensapothecary.com.my
Tatcha The Clarifying Clay Mask
Indulge your skin, mind and senses with Tatcha The Clarifying Clay Mask, which warms, exfoliates, and clarifies the skin for a smoother, brighter appearance in three minutes. Formulated with three key ingredients sourced from the Okinawa Island, this creamy mask is ideal for those prone to congested, combination or oily skin. Mineral-rich Kucha Clay absorbs excess sebum and oil to decongest the skin, while Japanese Konjac gently pulls out dead skin and build-up, exfoliating and refining its texture. On top of that, Japanese Volcanic Ash creates a relaxing, warming effect to open up pores so that dirt, oil, and impurities can be effectively drawn out.
Available at Sephora stores and sephora.my.
Goutal Paris Folie d’un Soir
For four decades, Goutal Paris has crafted beloved scents inspired by memories, people and places. The new Folie d’un Soir fragrance is no different, this time capturing the decisive moment founder Annick Goutal left Paris behind to carve out her own path in London. Daring, captivating and yet warm, the woody spicy perfume opens with a spicy burst of pink pepper, before heart notes of rose and velvety leather emerge, a reference to both Annick’s well-known floral emblem as well as the symbolism of a travel bag. Finally, an entrancing base of myrrh, frankincense and cocoa is left to linger, leaving a deliciously addictive imprint on the skin.
Available at kensapothecary.com.my
OLAPLEX No. 9 Bond Protector Nourishing Serum
Pollution, breakage and heat styling is no match for this first-of-its-kind leave-in hair serum from OLAPLEX, which manages, smoothes and protects all hair types for silky, moisturised, non-frizzy tresses. In addition to the brand’s game-changing technology which penetrates the hair shaft and rebuilds its bonds, OLAPLEX No. 9 Bond Protector Nourishing Serum is formulated with sodium hyaluronate, panthenol, and red algae extract to hydrate the hair and shield it from pollutants and free radicals, while also strengthening it and mitigating the effects of future damage.
Available at sephora.my and Sephora stores.
Gucci Beauty Stylo Définition L’Obscur
Your next makeup go-to for sultry summer evening looks is here. Gucci Beauty’s Stylo Définition L’Obscur waterproof felt-tip eyeliner in the intense Eve Black shade offers precise application and a highly pigmented formula for a satin finish that lasts up to 18 hours. Global Makeup Consultant for Gucci Beauty, Thomas de Kluyver, shares how to apply the Stylo Définition L’Obscur for a flawless classic flick: First, draw a straight line from the outer corner of the eye, following the angle of the lower lash line. From the end of this line, draw another line that connects back to the eyelid, which will result in a triangle. Fill it in, and then draw a smooth line along the lashes using long, slow strokes.
Available in major department stores, Sephora, and FSS.
philosophy’s Hope in a Jar Skin-Resurrection Overnight Power Hydrator
philosophy’s iconic Hope in a Jar range, first launched in 1996, gets a hopeful new revamp with boosted technology, a cleaner formula and eco-conscious packaging. Reformulated with potent ingredients like enhanced hyaluronic acid, mandelic acid and the MYRAMAZE® resurrection plant, the new Skin-Resurrection Overnight Power Hydrator is designed to boost the skin’s cell-renewal during sleep and improve its ability to combat dehydration, dullness and rough texture. With a cooling water formula and soft, souffle texture, this comforting night cream recharges and replenishes to achieve a smoother, more luminous complexion.
Available at Sephora stores and sephora.my.
fresh Milk Body Collection
Channel your inner Cleopatra with fresh’s new take on its beloved Milk Body Collection which utilises nourishing plant-based milk to deliver luxurious hydration to the skin while strengthening and soothing it. Three plant-based milks power the new collection – centella, rice, and linseed – chosen for their healing, protecting, anti-inflammatory qualities. Additionally, the range featuring a body cleanser, a body lotion, and a hand cream is also enriched with niacinamide, squalane, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E to smoothen and soften the skin, supporting its barrier function for a balanced, healthy glow.
Melvita Hydra-Plumping Cream
Two potent forces of nature, the wild rose and the resurrection plant, lend their powerful hydrating and plumping properties to Melvita’s new Source De Roses Hydra-Plumping Cream. The reviving moisturiser not only provides the skin immediate hydration that lasts up to 48 hours, it also promises to boost the skin’s microcirculation, strengthen weakened skin cells, and protect against external aggressors. Thanks to plant-derived hyaluronic acid, the formula also helps enhance the cohesion between dermis and the epidermis cells for a lifted, plumping effect on the skin’s appearance.
Available in stores and on my.melvita.com
Chloé Nomade Eau de Parfum Naturelle
For the nomad at heart who’s perpetually drawn to new horizons and novel encounters, Chloé’s Eau de Parfum Naturelle is a new sensory voyage that celebrates the connection of cultures and the beauty of fresh experiences. Created by perfumer Caroline Dumur, this gourmand jasmine fragrance opens with an exploration of a distant landscape at dusk as a bright burst of bergamot settles into sensuous, intoxicating notes of Egyptian jasmine. The elegant floral notes then give way to a smooth base of date accord, vanilla and sandalwood, a dry down that’s as warm, mysterious and inviting as the desert sands that inspired its bottle’s ochre hue.
Available at Isetan, SOGO, AEON, Parkson, Metrojaya, Sephora stores and sephora.my
Clarins Extra-Firming Jour Day Cream and Extra-Firming Nuit Night Cream
Beloved French skincare brand Clarins adds two luxurious new botanically-infused solutions to its firming range – a day cream and a night cream formulated with expert research that will bring the bounce back into your skin and thwart signs of ageing. Key to the extra-firming duo’s potency are its star ingredients, Kangaroo Flower from western Australia and Organic Mitracarpus from West Africa, which work to enhance the skin’s collagen fibre synthesis and optimise its renewal potential. If that’s not enough, the moisturising creams also feature Clarins Anti-Pollution Complex that battles the effects of free radicals and pollutants to even skin tone and provide a more youthful appearance.
Available at Clarins stores and at clarins.com.my