Must-have health & beauty items
Tell someone about any skin, health or beauty problem, and you’ll most likely get a “you should try this product”, piece of advice in return. But if you’re a blur sotong like me, you might just glaze over the copious amounts of info on ingredients and brand names that can be found at drugstores.
To clear things up, here’s the lowdown on must-have health and beauty items, whether it’s to prevent maskne or get better sleep. Perhaps you can be the one recommending these to your blur buddies instead:
P.S. All these items are on discount and can be ordered on the newly-launched Watsons store on Amazon Singapore’s Fresh & Fast.
1. Melatonin gummies – To help you get a good night’s sleep
I first heard of melatonin gummies when I was constantly battling jet lag and sleepless nights as an SIA stewardess. Fellow crew recommended OLLY Immunity Sleep Midnight Berry since they aren’t considered medication.
Olly also has supplements for beauty, immunity and digestive health.
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And while “melatonin” may sound sus, it’s actually a hormone that is naturally produced in the human body. So rest assured it’s perfectly safe when taken in moderation. The plus point is that these berry-flavoured bad boys come with a dose of vitamin C, so your body can work on strengthening its immunity while you’re having a good night’s rest.
Get Olly gummies.
2. Aloe vera gel – All-round ingredient for scars, sunburn & dry skin
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Not too long ago, YouTubers were gleefully scooping out fresh aloe vera from its leaves and slathering its slimy gel all over their hair, face and body. And we’re here to tell you, it wasn’t just a fad. Aloe vera is like the almighty skincare ingredient, as it does everything from heal wounds and tame scars, to moisturise your skin and even lower blood sugar levels.
All this is thanks to its antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, to name a few. You can get in on the good stuff with a tube of Jorubi Aloe Vera Gel, a 99% aloe vera formula that can be used for maskne, stretch marks, sunburn, and everything in between.
Get the Jorubi Aloe Vera Gel.
3. Eye makeup remover – To thoroughly clean stubborn mascara
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Waterproof mascaras and eyeliners are mainstays in every beauty drawer, but it often comes with a pet peeve: stubborn eye makeup that refuses to budge when you’re trying to cleanse your face.
Enter eye makeup remover that’s specifically meant to avoid leaving you with smudges that make you look like a panda.
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You can get a 2-in-1 solution with Holika Holika bundles. Their Lash Correcting Mascara Remover Set will give you both Korean-level curls and volume, and comes with a mascara remover that’ll thoroughly clean your lashes at the end of the day.
4. Pimple patches – Non-scarring pimple dissolver
Pimple patches have been around for quite some time, but if you’ve yet to jump on the bandwagon, perhaps this Cosrx AC Collection Acne Patch will convert you. Do away with pimple creams that tend to wipe off on your sheets when you sleep at night, and dissolve your blemishes with these patches instead.
These hydrocolloid patches reduce inflammation without leaving scars
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Instead of the usual round shape, these patches are oval so they can cover more than one pimple at a time. It’ll be handy to have this in your arsenal of beauty products, because you can use them on your body too.
Get Cosrx Acne Patches.
5. Sunscreen makeup base – Protects the skin without stickiness
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It can’t be stressed enough that using sunscreen is a must to combat the effects of skin ageing. That’s because the UV rays from the sun can cause pigmentation and wrinkles to appear more prominently over time.
That said, using sunscreen can be a turn-off if it leaves a sticky, white residue that doesn’t agree with Singapore’s humid weather. For something light that can be used under makeup, check out Anessa’s Moisture UV Sunscreen Mild Gel for Face & Body.
As its name suggests, this mild gel formula is a godsend for dry and sensitive skin and can be used all over your face and body. Plus, it’s also safe for kids to use.
6. Argan oil – Potent ingredient that repairs hair & makes it shiny
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There’s a good reason why argan oil is a prominent ingredient in many hair care products. Not only is it chock-full of nutrients that help make your hair shiny and healthy, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties that can address scalp problems like itchiness and flakiness.
Give yourself some salon-level TLC and pick up a bottle of OGX Renewing Argan Oil Of Morocco. This go-to formula can be applied onto damp hair after washing, or dry hair before styling to add some moisture to it. OGX also has argan oil shampoos and conditioner, if you want to add the full range to your hair wash routine.
7. Micellar water – 3-in-1 formula that’s gentle on the skin
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In recent years, micellar water has emerged as a new player in skincare. But what exactly is this mysterious new “water”? Turns out it simply contains cleansing molecules known as micelles that cleans the skin without causing dryness. Needless to say, this is a head-turner for those with sensitive skin.
Best part is, it can be used as a makeup remover, cleanser and moisturiser so you don’t have to buy so many products. If you’re new to using micellar water, try Bifesta micellar cleansers – they have formulas tailored to different skin types from acne-prone, to dry and sensitive skin.
Get popular health and beauty items at Watsons on Amazon
If you’ve been looking to amp up your health and beauty game in the new year, consider these must-have health, beauty and personal care items. With the launch of the new Watsons store on Amazon Fresh & Fast, Prime members can now get their hands on a wider selection of brands and products.
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You’ll be able to skip queues too, thanks to the free two-hour scheduled delivery for Watsons orders above $25, from now till 10th February 2022.
Here are some promos to look out for from now till 6th February 2022:
- Watsons house brand: Selected items such as facial masks, shower gel, sun screen.
- Bath and body: Selected items including Dove Micellar shower gel, Olay body wash, New Moon Inner Radiance collagen drink, and Swisse Vitamin C Effervescent Tab.
- Skincare: Selected items including Bio Essence mask, Bioré cleansing oil sheet, Avène Hydrance serum, and Derma Lab cleansers.
- Beauty: Selected items including Peripera Ink Airy Velvet lip tint, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer, Silkygirl Long Wearing Eyeliner, and Kate Tokyo Super Sharp Liner.
Weekend Specials up to 65% off:
- Watsons house brand items
- Bath and body products from Dove, Aveeno and Neutrogena
- Skincare products from Jorubi, Olay and Gillette
- Hair care items from Moist Diane, Daeng Gi Meo Ri, John Frieda, Tsubaki and Kose Cosmeport hair care
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All you have to do is sign up for an Amazon Prime membership ($2.99/month) to unlock exclusive access to Amazon’s full offerings. This includes an extensive range of groceries, everyday essentials, beauty and health products, and personal care items. Prime members will also continue to enjoy free two-hour delivery for orders above $60 on Amazon Fresh.
Other than copping deals on the likes of the Watsons store, members will be able to watch an unlimited amount of shows on Prime Video, not to mention download games at no additional cost on Prime Gaming.
If you need a little more convincing, sign up for a free 30-day trial on Amazon Prime and go ham on your orders.
This post was brought to you by Amazon.
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