We are only the middle of quarter two of 2018, and yet plenty of exciting beauty launches already dropped with so much more to look forward to for the rest of the year. Here are eight of them we have recently got the liberty of testing out, and we have to say – they’re worth it.

Clarins White Flowers Collection

This limited edition collection highlights a healthy radiance that looks exceedingly youthful, and all three products, comprising the Catch’Light Face Stick highlighter (RM150), the rosy pearl Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector (RM95) and two Hand and Nail Treatment Creams in Neroli and Magnolia (RM45) are housed in the prettiest floral packaging. Now available at select Clarins counters nationwide.

innisfree Green Tea Seed Line

The Green Tea Seed line, championing the Green Tea Seed Serum, has long been innisfree’s best-selling product for years on end, and after 10 years of research, innisfree has now unveiled a new and improved version, incorporating its latest Beauty Green Tea ingredient that offers superior hydration that is 3.5 times more than that of its previous formula. The products in the range are priced between RM47 and RM110.

Aesop In Two Minds

In Two Minds is Aesop’s first skincare range dedicated to combination skin and each of the three products, including the cleanser, toner and moisturiser, contain a potent blend of botanicals to normalise sebum production, soothe irritation and offer hydration without aggravating the skin. In Two Minds is priced as follows: Cleanser (100mL RRP: RM105, 200mL RRP: RM159), Toner (100mL RRP: RM113, 200mL RRP: RM180) and Facial Hydrator (60mL RRP: RM191).

L’Erbolario Algadetox Collection

Championing the anti-radical and protective attributes of algae and micro-algae, the Algadetox line defends and purifies the skin of the atmospheric pollutants, toxins and UV rays that cause effects such as oxidative stress, cell damage, loss of radiance and the weakening of the skin’s elasticity. The Algadetox collection consists of the Cleansing Oil-Gel (RM199), Day Face Cream (RM335), Face Cream-Mask/Night Mask (RM365) and Face Beauty Activator (RM255).

swiss line Cell Shock Luxe-Lift

The luxurious brand’s Cell Shock Luxe-Lift is a fine lineup of face creams and an overnight balm that integrates advanced age defying skin science with skincare, featuring 24K gold and fine silk to lift and revitalise the skin. The Overnight Balm (RM738) is the star of the range, accompanied by the creams in various textures – Light (RM698), Rich (RM708) and Very Rich (RM718) – to tailor to different skin types.

Laneige Water Bank Series

Laneige’s Water Bank skincare series just unveiled three additions – the newly improved Water Bank Essence (Hydro and Moisture, RM190), the all-new Water Bank Mist (Hydro and Moisture, RM60) and Water Bank Quick Hydro Pen (RM45). All three are formulated with Laneige’s Green Mineral Water and Essential Natural Minerals extracted from six Super Vegetables to generate moisture, defend the skin from external aggressors and repair its damaged barrier.

Elianto Durian Musang King Collection

While we initially thought that this was an April’s fool joke, Elianto dropped the actual collection on us and let us just say that it smells just like the durian corn puffs we used to consume as a child. The collection includes lip balms, liquid lipsticks, eyeshadows, a highlighter, and a fragrance. Take a sniff the next time you walk pass the select Elianto stores that stock the collection, or access www.eliantomakeup.com to shop.

By Terry Hippy Chic Summer Collection 2018

Inspired by the bohemian glamour of Ibiza, the effortless Hippy Chic collection integrates ’70s summer vibes and a recipe for that perfect summer glow. There are two new hybrid Sun Designer Palettes (RM299) which houses six face shades in one, and the moisturising, two-tone Twist-On Lip (RM169), each boasting a lighter and darker hue. There is also a sweet-smelling summer fragrance Soleil Piquant, priced at RM885.

Carmen Chong
YouTube-obsessed and a beauty junkie at heart. Find her on Instagram: @carthemen