Best of Beauty June 2023: Up the Ante with Skincare this Month

In the face of environmental stressors, fortify your skin with this month’s pick of skincare salvations.

No matter your skin type, everyone could use an extra dose of hydration, an added layer of sun protection, or a nourishing mask to get your skin to that next level. Here, we’ve got you covered from start to finish with top-of-the-line beauty picks that will purify, nourish, and protect your skin from the elements.

Read on to see what new beauty launches have made it onto our radar.

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Emulsion

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Yearning for more hydration but can’t tolerate that smothering sensation? To remedy that, try out Fresh’s latest addition to its crowd-favourite Rose line: the Deep Hydration Emulsion. Its milky texture absorbs quickly into the skin, instantly delivering intense hydration while balancing the skin’s water and oil ratio.

For those who find the Facial Toner too light and the Oil-Infused Serum too rich, this is the perfect middle ground for you to protect your skin against hydration loss.

Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

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A new favourite from Ole Henriksen’s Truth line is about to join your skincare arsenal, and it’s a crucial one. The eponymous beauty line is finally dabbling into the sun care game, and we’re here for it.

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It’s checking all the boxes for us. For starters, it’s a mineral sunscreen that doesn’t leave an ashy finish. Instead, thanks to banana powder-inspired pigments and vitamin C, the sunscreen brightens the complexion from the inside out. Combining that with broad spectrum SPF 30 protection and its waterproof quality, we say this is going to be the sunscreen of pool season.

& Other Stories Perle de Coco Body Wash

Level up your shower game with the latest drop from Swedish fashion house & Other Stories. Recently launched on ZALORA, they introduced beauty offerings that include eau de toilettes, body souffle, and of course, body washes. Of the five fragrance options, we’re biased towards the Perle de Coco line. With notes of caramel, jasmine, and vanilla, the body wash transports you to a tropical paradise.

The best part? We love how delicate the foam is. It leaves the skin nourished without that squeaky clean sensation that deprives the skin of moisture.

Sigi Skin Morning Glow Physical Sunscreen

In case you missed it, Singapore’s Sigi Skin is now available in Malaysia. We’ve already discussed how the brand is curated to be everybody-friendly, but now we have finally settled on our top favourite item from the brand: mineral sunscreen.

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Formulated with niacinamide, avocado and acai extracts, the vegan formulation is also waterproof, making it the perfect one for humid or rainy days. The whipped texture seamlessly blends into the skin and gives off zero white casts. Just remember to work it into the skin well, and voila.

N°1 de Chanel Rich Revitalising Cream

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What makes healthy skin? A well-loved skin barrier. And to get a thriving barrier, nourish it with ceramides. Aside from its anti-aging effects, the N°1 de Chanel Rich Revitalising Cream protects the skin from external aggressors and excessive water loss.

Sure, the camellia has long been recognised as the fashion house’s symbolic flower. However, it goes deeper than that. The Rich Revitalising Cream is enriched with camellia ceramides and is developed with an eco-responsible approach. Ultimately, you’re going to see a significant reduction in redness, dryness, and over time, wrinkles.

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Fresh Day Serum

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Every solid beauty ritual should include vitamin C. We don’t make the rules. Couple the Drunk Elephant C-Firma Fresh Day Serum with your favourite sunscreen, and you can face the day without worrying about photoaging. Plus, this is as fresh as vitamin C gets! You only mix the dry and wet ingredients once you want to integrate them into your routine, resulting in a formula that stays untainted from oxidation for longer.

The serum is packed with 15% L-ascorbic acid, 0.5% ferulic acid, and 1% vitamin E. This powerful combination will result in a more luminous, firmer, and more even complexion. With all that, you can totally shelf your foundations and concealers—especially on extra sunny days.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

However, just because you aren’t wearing makeup, it doesn’t mean you don’t need to practice the double cleansing method. From sunscreen residue to the day’s debris, double cleansing helps to thoroughly remove oil and dirt for a crystal clear canvas for your following skincare routine. Enter the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, a skincare savant favourite (which often is sold out).

Suitable for all skin types, the nourishing balm melts away even the most stubborn of mascaras and eyeliners. It goes from a rich balm texture to a supple cleansing oil, to ultimately a milk that hydrates the skin while it effectively takes your skin back to square one. Just be sure to have backups of these in your closet—the scent alone can be pretty addictive.

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask

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If and when you’re dealing with a bad skin day, whip out Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask to nourish your complexion back to health. Even if you’re skin is not acting out, you can always pamper the skin for a little treat.

With this, a quick 15-minute session will quench thirsty skin, but to get the ultimate hydration boost, leave it on overnight. Now that’s beauty sleep. Pairing the richest of emollients with vitamin-based antioxidants, the creamy formula is gentle—so much so that even those with eczema and sensitive skin can use it. Beyond just being a quick fix, the treatment mask has evening primrose and borage seed oils to prolong hydration. Plus, they always go on sale on their official site

I’m From Fig Scrub Mask

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It seems like no one is scrubbing anymore post-St. Ives. We’re here to say that the step can still be truly effective at smoothening the complexion. The trick is to find the right amount of grit that helps to physically exfoliate without damaging the skin. To achieve this delicate balance try out the Fig Scrub Mask from the South Korean skincare brand I’m From.

Gentle and potent all at once, the wash-off formula sees fig powder and brown sugar combine to make a dual-action exfoliator that eradicates dead skin cells and impurities to reveal smooth, luminous skin. With enzymatic effects from the fig and hydration from the brown sugar, you can say goodbye to dull and oily skin, and say hello to a balanced acid mantle.