With Mother’s Day just around the corner, now is a good time as any to surprise mum or your other half with a little beauty pick-me-up. From luxury skincare to rejuvenating face, hair and body treatments — plus a skintech device that everyone has been raving about — we have rounded up all the latest beauty essentials on our must-have list. You can thank us later!
If mum has no time to visit the beauty salon, she can indulge in a luxurious facial at home by using Foreo’s UFO 2 ($428) — a high-tech masking device that emits 10,000 T-sonic pulsations per minute to increase microcirculation and absorption, smooth the appearance of fine lines and reduce puffiness. Other smart features in this Swedish skintech device include Thermo Therapy, Cryo Therapy and full spectrum LED light with eight colours of light. All these wonderful features help to power activate any mask ingredient and accelerate the absorption of the serum, shrink the appearance of pores, firm the skin, boost radiance and help mum look more rejuvenated and youthful. The difference between the UFO 2 and its predecessor is that the former delivers heat and cold to skin five times faster, and can be used with any of Foreo’s pampering sheet masks.
For mothers facing hair loss issues, we have found a marked improvement with Leonica K Trichology’s home care range of shampoos and tonics. For effective results, combine them with monthly hair treatments at its trichology centre, now relocated at Hilton Singapore, offering specially crafted and results-driven hair and scalp treatments. With over 20 years of expertise, Leonica K is dedicated to resolving hair and scalp issues using state-of-the-art trichological systems to improve the vitality of your crowning glory. Each personalised treatment is worth more than $450 and takes up to 90 minutes. Flash this page to enjoy 15% off all hair care products or treatments at Leonica K Trichology valid from now till May 10.
The Raffles way
Luxuriate in a specially crafted body ritual or facial treatment at the newly-renovated Raffles Spa located in the gardens of the iconic Grande Dame. Treat your loved one to Raffles Signature Gemstone Massage which uses organic botanical ingredients and the healing properties of gem-infused oils; awaken and transform the skin with the Age-Defying Facial Celebration; or refresh the mind, body and soul with the Herbal Detox Body Wrap. All treatments use the finest skincare products from ISUN and Mikimoto, renowned for their high-performance and healing properties. Other pampering features of the spa include gemstone-infused water, steam bath, sauna, ice fountain and a heated pool. Book your spa day from Mondays to Wednesdays from now till June 30 and enjoy 20% off any treatment.
For skin that needs a massive jolt ofrejuvenation, look no further. Luxury Swiss skincare brand La Prairie has created Platinum Rare Haute-Rejuvenation Protocol ($2,960), an intensive repair treatment which visibly reawakens the skin, helping compensate for the loss and degradation that comes with age. It comes in three precious vials to form a month-long intensive treatment to be used intermittently four times a year to allow the skin to rebalance between each use. Enriched with peptides, growth factors and a cellular complex, the elixir works to soften the skin barrier for optimal penetration, reanimate skin cells to resume their full potential of cell renewal and regeneration and create new tissue.
Cream of creams
Addressing different skin profiles, La Mer has us covered with three moisturiser textures from the ultra-lightweight The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream for oily to combination complexions, to the classic Crème de La Mer that’s a thicker consistency for dry, chapped skin. The latest to the family is The Moisturizing Soft Cream ($300/30ml) — a medium weightage cream suitable for combination-dry complexions. The secret to this rich yet weightless texture lies in its ultra-soft moisturising spheres. Made with the same kelp-infused Miracle Broth and antioxidant-rich lime tea, this satiny hydrator renews and energises the skin’s barrier for more softer, hydrated skin that holds makeup better.
An infinitely sensual scent for a woman of the times, the newest extension to the Dior J’adore family is J’adore Eau De Parfum Infinissime ($266/100ml) infused with the honeyed and creamy scent of tuberose. Dior’s in-house perfumer François Demachy added tuberose from the Grasse region to the rich floral composition of the original trio of centifolia rose, sambac jasmine and ylang-ylang found in the first J’adore scent. According to the perfumer, the tuberose gives this perfume “immediate power that transcends trends” with a strong and confident femininity.