Bright light

Change of seasons is a good time to focus on nourishing and repairing skincare, writes Tama Lung

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 23 April, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 01 August, 2013, 7:07pm

As summer approaches, our focus usually shifts from heavy colours and coverage to all things light and bright. The change of seasons is also a good time to focus on nourishing and repairing skincare, of which there are many new releases.

La Prairie's Cellular Power Serum focuses on preventing damage and strengthening the skin's natural defences. It joins the four-week Cellular Power Infusion treatment and retinol-based Cellular Power Charge Night cream.

Clé de Peau Beauté's Essential Correcting Refiner is perfect for tackling winter's lingering rough spots. The lightweight lotion smooths the skin and minimises the appearance of pores.

Newly available at South China Cosmetics spas, Sundari is a modern skincare brand based on the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. Must-try products include the Sandalwood Cleanser and Nighttime Nourishing Oil.

Making its debut at Chuan Spa, luxury skincare brand Oskia offers natural yet highly effective treatments. Its Rose de Mai massage candle features beeswax, soybean and coconut oil that can be poured directly on the skin.

Fresh's new Rose Hydrating Serum blends rosewater and rose flower oil with golden root extract to boost moisture and prevent damage.

Also rich in plant extracts such as knotweed and white hibiscus, Darphin's Ideal Resource serum is designed for women in their early 30s.

On the whitening front, Lancôme continues to upgrade to its Blanc Expert line with the Integral Whiteness Spot Eraser. The new treatment is designed to have a longer-lasting effect on dark spots than previous versions.

To protect and perfect skin throughout summer, the latest foundations offer sheer coverage and ultraviolet protection. RMK's new range features an SPF 30 PA++ base, colour-correcting concealers and a Smoothing Stick.

Top it all off with Dior's shiny new Addict Gloss, available in 24 colours and three rich textures. The gel formula contains hyaluronic acid for plumping and hydration.