May’s finest: A curated selection of six new beauty products

By Amos Chin 30 May, 2024

May’s ultimate beauty revelation: a curated collection of six new grooming essentials

Moisturiser and retinol, to fragrances and body products, the month of May welcomed a plethora of luxury grooming essentials that can help you elevate your beauty game. With the likes of La Mer gracing this list, you can expect nothing short of a luxurious experience, ensuring your grooming routine is as refined and opulent as your lifestyle demands.

Read on to discover the newest drops in the realm of beauty; perhaps you’ll find your next grooming must-haves.

J’adore Les Adorables, consisting of a shower gel, bodymilk, and moisturising cream. Photo by Dior

Dior J’adore Les Adorables

Following in the footsteps of their predecessors, these three latest additions to the Les Adorables line embody the vibrant, fresh floral essence of J’adore, offering a pleasurable experience upon contact with the skin. The shower gel (centre), enriched with jasmine extract, cloaks the body in a delicate, airy foam that leaves the skin feeling silky- smooth and delicately fragranced. Meanwhile, the body milk (near left), fortified with jasmine wax, lavishes the skin with nourishment, enveloping it in a gentle embrace that enhances its softness. Completing the trio, the moisturising cream (far left) for the hands, nails and neckline area stands out as the ideal companion for adding a subtly fragranced layer of softness at any moment throughout the day.


Beyond hydration, The Moisturizing Fresh Cream actively calms the look of redness and helps strengthen skin’s resistance to stressors. Photo by La Mer

La Mer The Moisturizing Fresh Cream

La Mer introduces a cutting-edge addition to its luxury skincare line. Called The Moisturizing Fresh Cream, this innovative product has a lightweight, cool-gel consistency, offering deep moisturisation. But it doesn’t stop at hydration; it also aims to alleviate the appearance of redness and enhance the skin’s resilience against environmental stressors. Featuring La Mer’s proprietary Moisturise Matrix Technology coupled with antioxidant- rich Lime Tea, it promises anti-ageing benefits as well. Additionally, the brand’s trademarked Miracle Broth ingredient helps balance sebum levels and prevent visible reactivity for healthy-looking skin.

La Mer

La Mousse Cleanser and Revitalizing UV Protector, both formulated with the most exquisite botanical extracts and cutting-edge scientific advancements. Photo by Clarins

Clarins Precious: La Mousse Cleanser and Revitalising UV Protector

A pioneer in botanical science and luxury skincare, Clarins unveils two additions to its coveted Precious collection: La Mousse Cleanser and Revitalising UV Protector.The new formulations address the visible effects of ageing and environmental stressors. La Mousse Cleanser, a weightless foam, ensures a deep cleanse without stripping the skin of moisture thanks to a harmonious blend of camellia oil, raspberry water, leaf of life, and extracts of soapwort and nopal. Meanwhile, the SPF-enhanced Revitalising UV Protector illuminates, protects and replenishes the skin.


The invincible Bergamot exerts its effortless flair with a fresh and timeless bergamot in a powerful liaison with intense leather accord. Photo by Boss

Boss The Collection Invincible Bergamot Eau de Parfum

Each fragrance within Boss The Collection epitomises the brand’s hallmark elegance, mirroring the essence and expertise of its bespoke tailoring. The latest entrant, Invincible Bergamot, exerts its effortless flair with fresh and timeless bergamot in a powerful liaison with intense leather accord to capture the soft power of a suede jacket.


The mask’s sorbet-like texture is packed with 45,000 Hydro-Melt Glow Capsules that swiftly absorb into the skin, creating a protective moisture barrier while offering nourishment overnight. Photo by Laneige

Laneige Bouncy & Firm Sleeping Mask

Like a balloon needing air to stay buoyant, our skin requires support to bounce back from facial movements such as smiling, frowning and laughing. Infused with a proprietary peony and collagen complex along with peptides, the Laneige Bouncy & Firm Sleeping Mask is designed to enhance and maintain collagen levels, revitalising and firming the complexion. Moreover, its sorbet-like texture– packed with 45,000 Hydro-Melt Glow Capsules–establishes a moisturising glow barrier overnight, injecting life and radiance into dull, tired skin. That’s not all, though. The mask is infused with Laneige’s exclusive Sleepscent and the floral essence of peonies to uplift spirits before bedtime. This product is a true ally for both our skin and well-being.


This powerhouse duo works the hardest by combining the benefits of retinol + HPR with moisture-boosting ceramides for visibly smoother, firmer, and younger-looking skin. Photo by Elizabeth Arden

Elizabeth Arden Retinol + HPR Ceramide

Elizabeth Arden introduces the Retinol + HPR Ceramide Capsules Rapid Skin-Renewing Serum and Rapid Skin Renewing Water Cream, showcasing over 120 years of innovation. This next-generation retinol duo, 10 times more potent than pure retinol, is designed to effectively tackle skincare concerns from acne to fine lines sans irritation, making it ideal for both new and experienced retinol users. The serum offers a precise dose of potent ingredients to visibly reduce wrinkles in one week, promote skin firmness, and enhance texture and tone. The Water Cream, with its lightweight formula, similarly targets wrinkles, dark spots and pores while ensuring hydration and minimising irritation. Both products use encapsulation technology to preserve potency, making them suitable for daily use.

Elizabeth Arden

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