Cleanse-sational: A fresh outlook on beauty

Whether it’s steamed or made into noodles, rice is a staple food in Asia. Beyond the dinner table, though, rice byproducts also come in handy in the beauty department. 

Skincare brand Tatcha’s Polished Rice Enzyme Powder contains Japanese rice bran, which has soothing antioxidants to protect the skin against UV damage. The powder is designed to remove debris from skin, and it comes in four formulas for different skin types: sensitive, normal, active and irritated. 

Shu Uemura’s Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil is also loaded with natural ingredients. In fact, 98 percent of its formula is naturally derived. Said to leave skin feeling like cashmere, the product contains eight oils and extracts of Asian plants with energising properties. 

Similarly, RMK’s Moist Cleansing Balm draws upon nature, infusing sugarcane squalene, olive, rosehip and avocado oils, and shea and mango butters into its formula. It acts dually as a make-up remover and moisturiser, and the balm instantly melts into the skin. 

Hybrid cleansers are proving to be particularly popular, especially Giorgio Armani’s Prima Oil-in-Gel Foaming Cleanser. The product, infused with almond oil and other exfoliating ingredients, combines the benefits of a makeup removing oil with a foaming cleanser. It even removes waterproof makeup with ease. 

Another dual product, Dior’s Hydra Life Oil to Milk Makeup Removing Cleanser, also comes highly recommended. Yves Saint Laurent’s OR Rouge Cleansing Cream is another popular product this season. 

To take your cleansing ritual one step further, ReFa offers a luxurious cleansing duo that comes with its cream wash and clear cleansing tool. The cream wash, which purifies skin down to the pores, can be applied with the clear tool, which uses 3D Sonic Ion technology to remove impurities while gently sliding across the skin’s surface. Best of all, this spa-like treatment can now be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *