Here we are, already on the cusp of May and once again asking ourselves: where did the time go? With Hari Raya celebrations, social gatherings and summer travel on the horizon, we’re preparing to look our absolute best this season by spicing up our rotation with some fresh, bold skincare and beauty products.
This month’s releases feature a number of fragrances that celebrate youth, passion and self-determination, as well as serums and lotions that keep dehydration and tired looking skin at bay. From Chanel’s sensorial treatment that refreshes and redefines the eyes, to Gucci Beauty’s sunset-inspired liquid-to-matte lipsticks, here’s what we’re putting on our wishlists this month.
Chanel SUBLIMAGE L’Essence Fondamentale Yeux
Give the most delicate part of your face the special care it needs with Chanel’s SUBLIMAGE L’Essence Fondamentale Yeux, a holistic, comprehensive solution for the eye area designed to restore eyes to their full expressive power. Combining pleasure with efficacy, this fresh, sensorial eye treatment protects the sensitive area in three ways: by helping skin rejuvenate itself, reducing the appearance of dark circles, and making eyelashes and eyebrows visibly denser. Enriched with polyfractioned Vanilla Planifolia and redensifying solidago, the serum works to smooth, firm, refresh and redefine the eyes for a luminous, well-rested appearance.
Available at all CHANEL Fragrance & Beauty boutiques and counters, and on Chanel E-Shop.
Frédéric Malle Rose Tonnerre
The beloved Frédéric Malle classic, Une Rose by Édouard Fléchier, now becomes Rose Tonnerre – a carefully chosen new name that fully reflects the unique, earthy qualities of this exquisite rose scent. Fans of the original need not worry: the formula, which ingeniously married the dark, woody, oft considered masculine scent of Perigord’s truffle with the preeminently feminine rose, remains precisely the same. Within its classic rose aroma, one discovers an enigmatic and sensual depth, marked by its dark base notes of vetiver, patchouli and castoreum.
Available at KENS apothecary KLCC, The Gardens Mall, Bangsar Shopping Mall, Bangsar Village II and Sunway Pyramid.
Louis Vuitton City of Stars
Louis Vuitton presents its newest opus from the Cologne Perfumes collection, the sensual, nocturnal City of Stars. A rhapsodic ode to the city of Los Angeles, the cologne echoes nights filled with promise, emotion, passion, freedom and creativity, evoked with notes of bright citrus, Tiare flower and sandalwood. The effervescence of blood orange, lemon, red mandarin, bergamot, and lime are soothed by the gentle scent of Tiare flower and monoi, while a base of sandalwood and powdery musk grounds the perfume with a sense of sophistication. For the new perfume, artist Alex Israel has created an exclusive painting that attires the packaging for the bottle, showcasing his vision of a Los Angeles evening in all its illuminated glory.
Available at at select Louis Vuitton stores and at ap.louisvuitton.com
meeth Skin Repair Night Cream
It’s long been known that night time is when your skin gets to work repairing and rejuvenating itself. Here to help you make the most of the skin’s regenerative process during sleeping hours is Japanese luxury skincare brand, meeth, whose approach is centred around gentle, skin-nourishing ingredients combined with the advanced potency of Japanese technology.
The result of two years in meticulous research and development, meeth’s Skin Repair Night Cream is formulated with photolyase enzymes, copolymer, alteromonas fermentation extract and yoshino cherry leaf extract. The powerful blend of ingredients have been carefully selected for their ability to effectively protect, repair, hydrate and fortify the skin, rendering it refreshed, reinvigorated and transformed come morning.
Available to purchase at meeth-apac.com
Bulgari Rose Goldea Blossom Delight EDT
Dedicated to the woman who forges her own path in the world with fervent determination and unfettered optimism, Bulgari Rose Goldea Blossom Delight is a fresh, sparkling fusion of radiant gold and timeless rose that reminds us of the extraordinary possibility in every moment. Emanating the fresh anticipation of bright new beginnings, the fragrance opens with the joyful aroma of rose, grapefruit and lily of the valley accord, followed by enchanting notes of rosebuds and peony. A base of white musk and cedarwood rounds off the scent, offering a dry down infused with natural sensuality and comfort.
Available in-store at Parkson, Isetan, SOGO, Aeon, and Sephora Malaysia.
Dermalogica Circular Hydration Serum
If you struggle with dehydrated skin, you probably already know that finding a solution to your skin problems isn’t quite as simple as slathering on a bunch of hydrating products. Healthy, hydrated skin requires a formula that goes deep into the skin and replenishes its reserves from the inside out. As it just so happens, Dermalogica’s Circular Hydration Serum was developed and designed for just that.
Formulated with an enhanced form of hyaluronic acid, an algae extract-infused moisturising matrix, and polyglutamic acid from fermented soybean, the serum delivers intense, long-lasting hydration and prevents moisture loss, resulting in naturally plump, supple skin. Additionally, a postbiotic blend of Lactobacillus Ferment and Avena extract also serves to balance skin’s microbiome. Offering a smooth dry-down with no tacky finish, the serum is easily incorporated into your daily routine and layered with other treatments and moisturisers.
Available at all authorised Dermalogica skincare centres nationwide by Esthetics International Group Berhad and on dermalogica.com.my
Marc Jacobs’ Perfect Intense
The newest addition to Marc Jacobs’ Perfect portfolio, Marc Jacobs Perfect Intense celebrates bold authenticity with its rich, golden scent that is once again inspired by the designer’s personal mantra: ‘I am perfect as I am’. Crafted by perfumer Domitille Michalon-Bertier, the fragrance retains the original Perfect’s comforting floral scent, but incorporates an indulgent twist of bright daffodils enhanced with elegant night blooming jasmine. Warm, intriguing notes of golden roasted almonds and sandalwood make up the middle and base notes, resulting in a fragrance that’s daring and playful yet alluring and refined.
Available at Sephora, Parkson, AEON, SOGO, Metrojaya and Isetan KLCC.
Clinique Moisture Surge™ Hydro-Infused Lotion
Drawing on over 50 years of scientific expertise and research, Clinique has developed the new Moisture Surge™ Hydro-Infused Lotion, a multi-pronged approach that addresses the skin’s constant battle against daily dehydrators like pollution, blue light and sun exposure. Delivering hydration that soothes, replenishes and stabilises the skin, the lotion is formulated with Clinique’s exclusive Aloe Vera Bio-Ferment and Hyaluronic Acid Complex, acetyl glucosamine, and squalane for glowy, resilient skin. Featuring a lightweight formula that easily absorbs into skin, the lotion provides a fast-acting shot of hydration that can be felt in as little as 3 seconds, and refines skin texture for improved clarity and a smoother appearance.
Available at clinique.com.my
Gucci Beauty Rouge À Lèvres Liquide Mat
Gucci Beauty presents the transformative Rouge À Lèvres Liquide Mat, a transfer-proof liquid lip colour that dries down to a matte finish once applied – the first of its kind from the House. Featuring a cream-to-powder texture in nine shades inspired by the sunset sky, this highly pigmented liquid lipstick range offers optimal coverage for wearers with both warm and cool skin tones. On top of that, the formula is infused with black rose oil, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E to smooth and nourish the lips, ensuring a comfortable, weightless wear without fear of smudging or feathering.
Available in major department stores, Sephora, and FSS.
CK Everyone Eau de Parfum
Calvin Klein ushers in a new chapter for the CK One portfolio with CK Everyone Eau de Parfum, a bold and energetic fragrance that channels the infinite and unconstrained spirit of self-expression embodied by today’s youth. Bearing the timeless olfactive trademarks of the iconic CK One, the gender-neutral CK Everyone Eau de Parfum first opens with the fresh citrus scent of oranges from Mexico, before giving way to Sri Lankan black tea at the heart and woody notes of Haitian Vetiver at the base. Reinforcing the brand’s commitment to environmental awareness, the Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold perfume’s bottle and packaging are made from recycled materials, while its formulation contains 77% of ingredients from natural origins.