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Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum
Black Tea Age-Delay Firming SerumPHOTOS: FRESH, SHU UEMURA, BIOTHERM, KEVIN MURPHY, LEE HWA JEWELLERY

TEA FOR YOUR SKIN

You get health benefits from drinking antioxidant-rich tea, so why not slather some on your skin?

To save you the trouble of placing hundreds of tea bags on your face to get results, Fresh has launched the new Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum (above, from $123 at Fresh boutiques and Sephora stores from next month).

It contains an anti-ageing complex of the fermented black tea kombucha, lychee seed extract, peptides and blackberry leaf extract.

The antioxidant-rich complex has been tested to smoothen skin and boost its elasticity.

The serum is also lightweight and keeps skin feeling supple. Layer under your moisturiser for the best results.


DO-GOOD BEAUTY

Shu Uemura Gift A KissTill the end of the month, pop by any Shu Uemura counter to try on any lipstick, such as the Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte lipstick ($33 each), and leave a lipstick print on a card.

With every print collected, the brand will donate $1 to the Beautiful People non-profit, which organises mentorship programmes for underprivileged young women.


BIOTHERM WISH UPON A SNOWFLAKE

The brand has teamed up with German paper artist Sabrina Transiskus for a limited-edition collection.

Each product sold - such as the Aquasource limited-edition Jumbo ($120, worth $173, from Biotherm counters) - will help fund research on the impact of global warming on emperor penguins in the Antarctica through non-profit organisation Mission Blue.

The brand aims to raise up to €50,000 (S$76,600) through this project.


TRESS PROTECT

Australia-based haircare brand Kevin Murphy, made to be gentle on the hair and the environment, is now available in Singapore.

Bottled in recyclable packaging, the line of products is formulated with amino acids, essential oils and other natural extracts to help thicken and style hair without weighing it down.

Murphy's bestsellers include the Anti.Gravity oil-free volumiser and the Hydrate-Me.Rinse conditioner with evening primrose oil and algae.

Kevin Murphy products are available at The Big Blow at Cluny Court and the new Duo Hair Salon at Mandarin Gallery.

Prices start from $40 for a bottle of shampoo.


LEE HWA COLLABORATES WITH NATIONAL MUSEUM

Lee Hwa Jewellery has collaborated with the National Museum of Singapore to design an exclusive necklace, the Sovereign, for the museum's Treasures Of The World exhibition from The British Museum.

Inspired by a 4,500-year-old necklace from Ur (modern-day Iraq), the piece, worth $12,800, features royal blue lapis lazuli, also used in the original necklace, and 18K yellow gold topped with diamonds.

The necklace will be displayed at Lee Hwa Jewellery boutiques islandwide in a travelling showcase from now till May 29.

It is now at the Lee Hwa Diamond Promenade boutique at Ion Orchard and will be at The Diamond Atelier at VivoCity from Dec 23 to Jan 7.

Full proceeds from the sale of the necklace will go towards the National Museum of Singapore.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 10, 2015, with the headline 'Style News'. Print Edition | Subscribe