The skin is our body’s clothes. Air pollutants disrupt skin functions, causing skin inflammation that translates on skin surface as sensitive skin issues like redness, itchiness and dryness, as well as premature skin ageing signs like fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation.

Editors' Choice

Cle de Peau Beaute
Softening Cleansing Foam

Readers' Choice

Biotherm Skin Oxygen
Depolluting Cleanser

Editors' Choice

Shiseido Waso
Fresh Jelly Lotion

Readers' Choice

Biotherm Skin Oxygen
Anti-pollution Oxgenating Lotion

Editors' Choice & Readers' Choice

Shiseido Waso Color-smart
Day Moisturizer Oil-free

Editors' Choice

SK-II Atmosphere Airy Light
UV Emulsion SPF30/PA+++

Readers' Choice

Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart
Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Hydrating Shield

Editors' Choice

Lancome UV Expert Youth Shield
Aqua Gel SPF 50 PA++++

Readers' Choice

Sulwhasoo Snowise
Brightening UV Protector

Editors' Choice

Sulwhasoo Radiance
Energy Mask

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Innisfree Jeju Volcanic
Color Clay Mask (Black)

One of the biggest stressors in life is stress. We spend less time looking after ourselves, leading to a build-up of stress in the body that translates to premature ageing in the skin and body. How do you make yourself less stressed? By taking the time to unwind. The latest anti-ageing skincare is all sensorial – it has emollient textures for massage and soothing scents to help you unwind. It encourages you to turn your daily skincare routines into a self-care ritual.

Editors' Choice

Albion Excia
Embeage Lotion

Readers' Choice

Estee Lauder Re-nutriv Ultimate Lift
Floralixir Dew Regenerating Water

Editors' Choice &
Readers' Choice

Shiseido Future Solution LX
Concentrated Balancing Softener E

Editors' Choice &
Readers' Choice

La Mer The Revitalizing
Hydrating Serum

Editors' Choice &
Readers' Choice

Kose Infinity Advanced
Moisture Concentrate Serum

Editors' Choice

Fresh Creme Ancienne
Supreme Face Serum

Readers' Choice

Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules
Daily Youth Restoring Serum

Editors' Choice &
Readers' Choice

Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+
Global Anti-aging Power Soft Creme

Editors' Choice &
Readers' Choice

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng
Renewing Cream EX

Editors' Choice &
Readers' Choice

Shiseido Future Solution LX
Total Regenerating Cream E

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Editors' Choice &
Readers' Choice

Laneige Time Freeze
Firming Sleeping Mask

Editors' Choice &
Readers' Choice

Sulwhasoo Timetreasure
Renovating Eye Serum

Editors' Choice

Avene Eau Thermale
Physiolift Eyes

Readers' Choice

Hada Labo
Anti-wrinkle Care Cream

Editors' Choice

It Cosmetics Bye Bye
Under Eye Eye Cream

Readers' Choice

The Body Shop Oils of Life
Intensely Revitalising Eye Cream-gel

Editors' Choice

Shiseido Future Solution LX Eye and
Lip Contour Regenerating Cream E

Readers' Choice

Estee Lauder Re-nutriv Ultimate Lift
Regenerating Youth Eye Creme

Editors' Choice

Lancome Advanced Genifique Yeux
Light-Pearl Eye-illuminator

Readers' Choice

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
Eye Concentrate Matrix

Editors' Choice

Astalift White Perfect UV
Clear Solution SPF 50+ PA++++

Readers' Choice

Murad City Skin Age Defense
Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA++++

Editors' Choice

Sunplay Skin Aqua Sarafit UV
Floral Mist SPF 50+ PA++++

Readers' Choice

Biore UV Perfect Spray
SPF50+ PA++++

We’re an air-con nation living in the tropics. We want moisturisers that are heavy duty (because the air is dry indoors) but with lightweight textures as it is hot and humid outdoors. And nothing too oily, please.

Editors' Choice

Nia Wash + Glow Hydrating
Cleansing Foam

Readers' Choice

Origins Three Part Harmony
Foaming Cream-to-Oil Cleanser

Editors' Choice

Bioderma Hydrabio
Essence Lotion

Readers' Choice

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic
Acid Hydrating Lotion

Editors' Choice

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration
Facial Toner

Readers' Choice

Orbis Aquaforce Lotion

Editors' Choice

Skinceuticals
H.A. Intensifier

Readers' Choice

Clinique Moisture Surge
Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate

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Editors' Choice

Physiogel Daily Defence
Protective Day Cream Light SPF15

Readers' Choice

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid
Hydrating Cream

Editors' Choice

Sisley Black Rose
Skin Infusion Cream

Readers' Choice

Chanel Hydra Beauty
Micro Creme

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Su:m37 Water-full
Timeless Water Gel Cream

Readers' Choice

Shiseido Waso Clear
Mega Hydrating Cream

Editors' Choice

A’kin Calming
Day & Night Cream

Readers' Choice

Uriage Eau Thermale
Light Water Cream

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Vichy Purete Thermal
Quenching Mineral Mask

Readers' Choice

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic
Acid Hydrating Mask

Editors' Choice

Origins Flower Fusion
Sheet Mask – Rose Hydrating

Readers' Choice

For Beloved Girl Extreme Moisture
Mineral Cloud-Silk Mask

Editors' Choice

Lancome Advanced Genifique
Youth Activating Serum

Readers' Choice

Kanebo
The First Serum

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Editors' Choice

CNP Laboratory
Propolis Ampule Mist

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Readers' Choice

Eucerin Aquaporin
Mist Spray

Editors' Choice

Porcelain Soothe Deep
Hydrating Lotion

Readers' Choice

Sulwhasoo Hydro-aid
Moisturizing Soothing Mist

It’s business as usual for whitening skincare. Asian skin is genetically wired for hyperpigmentation – everything we do from scratching our skin, using the wrong skincare, getting mentally and physically stressed, to standing in the sun and standing in the shade leaves us with pigmentation. You can either use a full whitening skincare regimen or incorporate the whitening serum into your routine, and use a whitening mask every alternate week.

Editors' Choice & Readers' Choice

Sulwhasoo Snowise
Brightening Water

Editors' Choice

Orbis Advancing
Essence Gel

Readers' Choice

Laneige White Dew
Original Ampoule Essence

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Editors' Choice

Cle de Peau Beaute
Concentrated Brightening Serum

Readers' Choice

La Prairie White Caviar
Illuminating Pearl Infusion

Editors' Choice & Readers' Choice

Sulwhasoo Snowise
Brightening Emulsion

Editors' Choice

Fresh Vitamin Nectar
Moisture Glow Face Cream

Readers' Choice

Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Clearly Corrective
Brightening and Smoothing Moisture Treatment

Editors' Choice

Vichy Purete Thermal
Double Glow Peel Mask

Readers' Choice

Hada Labo Arbutin
Whitening Mask

Editors' Choice

Belif The White Decoction
Ultimate Brightening Bubble Mask

Readers' Choice

Estee Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle
Brightening Cooling Sorbet Pack

Editors' Choice & Readers' Choice

Lancome Blanc Expert Melanolyser [AI]
Intense Whitening Spot Eraser

These are two of the most popular and easiest ways to remove everything on your face – whether you are wearing sunscreen and makeup, or sunscreen alone.

Editors' Choice & Readers' Choice

Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime
Beauty Cleansing Oil

Editors' Choice & Readers' Choice

La Roche-Posay Micellar
Water Ultra (for reactive skin)

Bloggers' Choice

L’Oreal Paris Bi-Phase
Micellar Water

It’s all about the natural makeup look that makes you look fresh and lively – feel free to leave some freckles and wrinkles untouched.

Editors' Choice

Kanebo Glow Primer

Bloggers’ Choice

Nars Radiance Primer SPF35

Readers' Choice

Laneige Water Glow
Base Corrector

Editors' Choice

Sisley Instant Eclat
Instant Glow Primer

Bloggers’ Choice

The History of Whoo Cheongidan
Hwahyun Double Radiant Base

Readers' Choice

Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous
Fluid Base in No.01 Nude Radiance

Editors' Choice

Nars Smooth & Protect
Primer SPF 50

Bloggers’ Choice

It Cosmetics
Bye Bye Pores Primer

Readers' Choice

Benefit Cosmetics The Porefessional
Pore Minimizing Makeup

Editors' Choice

Kose Esprique
Skin Care Foundation UV

Bloggers’ Choice

Shiseido Makeup Synchro Skin Glow
Luminizing Fluid Foundation

Readers' Choice

Estee Lauder Double Wear
Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup

Editors' Choice &
Bloggers’ Choice

Elizabeth Arden Prevage
Anti-aging Foundation SPF 30

Readers' Choice

Shu Uemura Petal Skin
Fluid Foundation

Editors' Choice

Dior Diorskin Forever
Undercover Concealer

Readers' Choice

Nars Soft Matte
Complete Concealer

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Kat Von D Beauty Lock-it
Concealer Creme

Editors' Choice

Dior Diorskin
Forever Perfect Cushion

Readers' Choice

Etude House Any Cushion
All Day Perfect SPF50+ PA+++

Readers' Choice

Lancome Blanc Expert
High Coverage Cushion Foundation

Editors' Choice

Sulwhasoo
Perfecting Cushion Intense

Readers' Choice

The History of Whoo Cheongidan Hwahyun
Radiant Essence Lifting Foundation Cushion

Readers' Choice

Lancome Teint Idole
Ultra Cushion Foundation

Editors' Choice &
Readers' Choice

M.A.C Next to Nothing
Pressed Powder

Bloggers' Choice

Make Up For Ever
Ultra HD Pressed Powder

Editors' Choice

Make Up For Ever
Ultra HD Loose Powder

Bloggers’ Choice &
Readers' Choice

La Mer The Powder

The products are more wearable and don’t give you that Kim-K, over-the-top highlight look that you see on Instagram and Youtube.

Editors' Choice

Burberry Fresh Glow Highlighter

Bloggers’ Choice

Kat Von D Beauty Alchemist
Holographic Palette

Readers' Choice

Urban Decay Afterglow
Highlighter Palette

Editors' Choice &
Bloggers' Choice

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops
Coconut Gel Highlighter

Readers' Choice

The Body Shop Drops of Glow
Lustre Finish Creator

The textures have greatly improved – they are now much easier to blend and do not stain your skin.

Editors' Choice &
Bloggers' Choice

Tom Ford Cheek Color

Readers’ Choice

Shu Uemura Glow-On Creamy Powder

Editors' Choice &
Bloggers' Choice

Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Soft Glow Duo

Readers' Choice

Laneige
Ideal Blush Duo

Editors' Choice

Cle de Peau Beaute Cream Blush

Bloggers' Choice

Elizabeth Arden Cool Glow Cheek Tint

Readers' Choice

Nars Liquid Blush

Eyeliners and/or mascaras were part of our usual look but now with the influence of social media, more women are open to try eyeshadows. This year, we see a lot of launches for multi-colour eyeshadow palettes. What’s also the key focus for eye makeup is the eyebrows: more than ever, there are now more choices for brow-grooming, and products are more convenient and easier to use.

Editors' Choice

It Cosmetics Superhero Eye Transforming
Anti-Aging Super Palette

Bloggers’ Choice &
Readers' Choice

Laneige Ideal Shadow Quad

Editors' Choice &
Readers' Choice

Dior Diorshow 5 Couleurs

Bloggers' Choice

Urban Decay Naked Heat
Eyeshadow Palette

Editors' Choice

Kate Super Sharp
Liner EX

Bloggers' Choice

L’Oreal Makeup Designer Paris
Superliner Expressionist

Readers' Choice

Revlon ColorStay
Liquid Eye Pen

Editors' Choice

Cle de Peau Beaute
Intensifying Liquid Eyeliner

Bloggers' Choice &
Readers' Choice

Chanel Signature De Chanel
Intense Longwear Eyeliner Pen

Editors' Choice

Shu Uemura Lasting
Soft Gel Pencil

Bloggers' Choice

Kose Esprique Gel
Pencil Eyeliner

Readers' Choice

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner
Matte Gel Eye Crayon

Editors' Choice, Bloggers' Choice
& Readers' Choice

YSL Beaute Mascara Volume Effet
Faux Cils The Shock Waterproof

Editors' Choice &
Readers' Choice

Guerlain La Petite
Robe Noire Mascara

Bloggers' Choice

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real
Lengthening Mascara

Editors' Choice

Estee Lauder
Brow Multi-Tasker

Bloggers' Choice

Chanel Stylo Sourcils Waterproof
Defining Longwear Eyebrow Pencil

Readers' Choice

Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof
Eyebrow Pencil

Editors' Choice &
Bloggers' Choice

Laneige Eyebrow Cushion-cara

Readers' Choice

Benefit Cosmetics Ka-Brow
Eyebrow Cream-Gel Color

Editors' Choice

Za Dual-End Eyebrow

Bloggers' Choice

Kate Designing Eyebrow 3D

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Readers' Choice

Revlon ColorStay Brow Pencil

It’s an exciting year for lip makeup. The bold, vibrant colours that were previously associated with professional makeup brands like blue, yellow, green and grey are now found in safe players like Laneige. 2017 was also the year of lip toppers as brands launches products that can transform your lip shade. There were more variety of textures, finishes (think soft matte) and innovations (like Dior’s Rouge Double Rouge that has a metallic core and a semi-matte outer ring.

Editors' Choice

M.A.C Hint of Colour
Lip Oil

Bloggers’ Choice

Cle de Peau Beaute UV
Protective Lip Treatment

Readers’ Choice

Laneige Lip
Sleeping Mask – Vanilla

Editors' Choice

Tarte Pout Prep
Lip Exfoliant

Bloggers’ Choice

M.A.C
Lip Scrubtious

Readers’ Choice

Dior Addict
Lip Sugar Scrub

Editors' Choice

Cle de Peau
Beaute Lipstick

Readers' Choice

Lancome
L’Absolu Rouge

Editors' Choice

Estee Lauder Pure Color
Love Lipstick

Bloggers' Choice &
Readers' Choice

Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited
Supreme Matte Lipstick

Editors' Choice &
Readers' Choice

Dior Addict Lacquer Stick

Bloggers' Choice

Chanel Le Rouge
Crayon De Couleur

Editors' Choice &
Bloggers' Choice

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Creme

Readers' Choice

Bobbi Brown Art Stick
Liquid Lip

Editors' Choice &
Bloggers' Choice

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick

Readers' Choice

Kat Von D Beauty
Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Editors' Choice

It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush
4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stain

Bloggers' Choice &
Readers' Choice

YSL Beaute Vernis A Levres
Vinyl Cream Lip Stain

These offer sensorial textures and relaxing scents to help perk you up in the morning and to help you unwind after a long day.

Editors' Choice

Bioderma Atoderm
Huile de Douche

Readers’ Choice

Physiogel Daily Moisture
Therapy Shower Cream

Editors' Choice

The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey
Gently Exfoliating Cream Scrub

Readers’ Choice

Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate &
Argan Oil Body Smoother

Editors' Choice & Readers' Choice

Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater &
Pink Peppercorn Body Gel

Editors' Choice & Readers' Choice

Crabtree & Evelyn
Goatmilk & Oat Body Lotion

Editors' Choice

Aveeno Daily Moisturising
Sheer Hydration Lotion

Readers' Choice

Nivea Body Oil
In Lotion

Editors' Choice

Physiogel Daily Moisture
Therapy Cream

Readers' Choice

La Roche-Posay
Lipikar Baume AP+

Editors' Choice

Hysses Jasmine
Hand Cream

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Readers' Choice

The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey
Calming & Protecting Hand Cream

This year’s winners added unconventional notes to their perfumes like ambroxan in Kenzo World and black coffee in YSL Beaute’s Black Opium to make the scents more original and less run-of-the-mill.

Editors' Choice &
Readers' Choice

Dior Miss Dior EDP

Bloggers’ Choice

YSL Beaute Black Opium EDP

Editors' Choice

Paul Smith
Rose Summer EDT

Bloggers' Choice &
Readers’ Choice

Flower By Kenzo Eau de Lumiére EDT

Editors' Choice

Nina Ricci
Luna Blossom EDT

Bloggers' Choice

Giorgio Armani
Sky di Gioia EDP

Readers' Choice

Dior J’adore
In Joy EDT

Editors' Choice

Chanel Gabrielle EDP

Bloggers' Choice

Prada La Femme EDP

Readers' Choice

Kenzo World EDP

Editors' Choice

Nina Ricci
Rose Extase EDT

Bloggers' Choice &
Readers' Choice

Chloe Love Story Eau Sensuelle EDP

Editors' Choice

Chanel Gabrielle EDP

Bloggers' Choice

YSL Beaute Black Opium EDP

Readers' Choice

Dior J’adore In Joy EDT