Beauty enhanced

Top brands debut innovative skincare and polished make-up, writes Tama Lung

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 27 September, 2013, 2:15am

The end of summer may still be a month away, but there are plenty of new-season beauty products already in store. Our favourites offer something for everyone, from night serums and primers to eye creams and shadows.

Estée Lauder's biggest launch of the year is the new and improved Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II. The upgraded formula is based on the discovery of catabolysis, the skin's nighttime cellular repair process, and the brand's exclusive Chronolux "clock gene" technology to maximise the skin's ability to renew itself overnight.

Another groundbreaking product, Clé de Peau Beauté's Le Sérum, can be used after cleansing to enhance your skincare regimen. The water-like liquid is designed to awaken the skin, maintain epidermal thickness and trigger cells to select the most beneficial ingredients.

Korean beauty brand Sulwhasoo is focusing on skin temperature. Its new Renodigm EX Dual Care Cream uses four traditional Korean herbs to maintain the skin at 31 degrees Celsius - the optimal temperature to fight ageing, retain moisture and promote regeneration. It also offers SPF 30, PA++ protection.

Adding to its anti-ageing collection, La Prairie introduces two products for eyes and lips. The Anti-Aging Eye and Lip Contour Cream reduces wrinkles, adds volume and replenishes moisture, while the Anti-Aging Eye and Lip Perfection à Porter is a portable balm for touch-ups on the go.

Also targeting the delicate eye area, Sisley's Supremya Yeux La Nuit is a unique nighttime treatment designed to banish lines, puffiness and dark circles. It also helps the skin to repair damage and resist external aggression.

Missha's new Super Aqua Marine Stem Cell series offers powerful hydration thanks to its blend of marine ingredients and other botanicals. The collection includes a toner, serum, "defending cream" and eye treatment.

For moisture from head to toe, Tatcha's Gold Camellia Beauty Oil blends camellia and other natural oils with calming licorice extract and decadent 24ct gold flecks. Just one drop is enough to nourish a leg, arm or head of hair.

We can always count on Benefit for innovative products, and their Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer doesn't disappoint. The stick glides onto skin to lock foundation in place all day.

Combining a base, eyeliner and shadows, Shiseido Maquillage True Eye Shadows make it easy to create natural, sophisticated looks. Pair them with True Rouge glossy lipsticks for a polished autumn face.