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8 essential skincare you can't live without

If you're not on them yet, you better get with it!
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Even in the world of beauty, products are ever changing and there’s always something new to try – skincare included. While there are hits, there are also plenty of misses, but not these eight products, though.

These eight cult-favourites have withstood the test of trend and time to emerge as #relevant and immensely popular as before.

(Read on to view our eight favourite essential skincare products you need to own right now)

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair

When it comes to firsts, the Advanced Night Repair wins for being the first lightweight serum of its time, the first repair skincare, and the first product to use a brown bottle to preserve its formula.

The original debuted in 1982 and continues being a star product for maintaining youthful skin.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

Dubbed the “miracle water” and loved by many Asians, there’s a reason why the formula hasn’t been changed in the past 30 odd years.

Thanks to the main ingredient Pitera, this facial essence continues to win hearts with its anti-ageing and radiance-enhancing properties.

La Mer Crème de la Mer

It’s the cream of the crop. The Crème de La Mer was first discovered in the 1970s and took 12 years to perfect with the brand’s famous Miracle Broth.

Decades later, it is still the go-to anti-ageing moisturiser and loved by the affluent to keep skin looking plumped and youthful.

Shu Uemura Ultime8 Cleansing Oil

When it was first introduced in 1960, there was only one variant. Fast forward 56 years later and you can now find it in over six varieties for different skin types.

One of the most famously known brands when it comes to oil cleansing, make this your go-to product to remove makeup properly.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser

Half skincare and half makeup – it’s the best of both worlds. No one can mention “tinted moisturiser” and not think of Laura Mercier, because it really is that good.

Introduced in the late ’90s, this tinted moisturiser is still winning beauty awards and remains a best-selling product.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion

Part of Clinique’s famous three-step skincare routine, the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion was the brand’s key product when it launched in 1968.

Perfect for sensitive skin, this is one of the pioneers of allergy-tested, dermatologist-driven moisturisers.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir

A cult favourite of celebrities and their makeup artists, this facial mist has long been a star product of Caudalie. It’s a toner, serum, makeup setting spray, skin prepper, and so much more.

It helps that the scent is also extremely invigorating, making it perfect for that an afternoon pick-me-up.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

A derivative of the original Ultra Facial Moisturizer, this version debuted in 2005 in the harshest way possible – by accompanying the team of the Greenland First Ascent expedition.

It has since been a top choice amongst models and celebrities alike as a fuss- free moisturiser – especially for dry skin.

Photography: Soon Lau/Awesome Image
Art Direction: Meng Chee Chong

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