We know that you are discerning and demanding when it comes to what to purchase. Most of the time, products that just feel good aren’t enough — they have to smell great too.
And this is not a frivolous demand, especially if the scents that are found in the product are all-natural; after all, essential oils have been used for therapeutic and medicinal purposes for ages. We suss out some of the best-smelling beauty products that are launched in Singapore recently:
Bath & Bloom Home Spa Collection
Bath & Bloom’s Jasmine collection contains natural antioxidant and anti-ageing properties and an instant mood-lifting scent.
Bath & Bloom is probably a familiar name for those who look to Thailand for their annual spa retreat. This home spa brand is known for its natural ingredients and scents that calm your senses.
The Jasmine collection, in particular, is a favourite among the Thais, who enjoy the natural antioxidant and anti-ageing properties and instant mood-lifting scent of the flower, often found in Thai spa rituals. Other variants include the Lemongrass Mint, Mango Tangerine and Virgin Coconut.
Prices: Bath & Bloom Bath Milk (S$35), Body Lotion (S$23), Body Scrub (S$37), Hand Cream (S$17) and Shower Gel (S$23)
Available exclusively at www.glowii.com, an online beauty store based in Singapore.
L’Eau Soir et Matin Absolution
The Lâ€™Eau Soir et Matin is a concoction of Helicrysum flower water, Lime tree flower water, Neroli flower water, Witch Hazel flower water and a variety of essential oils.
The L’Eau Soir et Matin Absolution is an organic makeup remover containing the Helicrysum flower water, which eliminates makeup and impurities by purifying your skin cells. Unlike most removers, there’s no need to rinse after use due to its skincare properties.
With its concoction of the Helicrysum flower water, Lime tree flower water, Neroli flower water, Witch Hazel flower water and a variety of essential oils, this product doesn’t just refreshes the skin — it also smells fresh, lovely and just the thing we need at the end of a long day.
Available exclusively at all Escentials stores.
L’Occitane Pivoine Delicate Shimmering Powder
The Pivoine Delicate collection carries a sweet but subtle peony scent; the Lâ€™Occitane Pivoine Delicate Shimmering Powder in particular, comes with a puff that dispenses shimmering powder for the body and hair.
You probably know L’Occitane for its lovely fragranced hand creams. But the French brand that handpicks natural-origin ingredients doesn’t just produce these; the soon-to-launch shimmering powder — yes, you heard us right — from the Pivoine Delicate collection also carries a sweet but subtle peony scent.
This product comes with a puff that dispenses shimmering powder for the body and hair on special days, leaving subtle pink-and-silver iridescent reflections, as well a trail of nerve-calming floral scent.
Available at all L’Occitane stores towards from June 2012.
This article is contributed by Kristen Juliet Soh. Kristen blogs at http://beautysorority.wordpress.com and is the resident beauty writer for several publications. Her experience in beauty PR and beauty journalism help her understand "both sides of the story" well. She is also the go-to person for product recommendations among her friends.