Kiehl's releases collection with BT21
For the first time, American skincare brand Kiehl's is joining hands with Line Friends to release a collaboration featuring BT21, a character IP created by Line Friends.
Launching on Feb 3, The BT21 Meets Kiehl's In New York City collection features the brand's best-selling Ultra Facial Cream, with a bottle-lid sticker of the individual BT21 characters.
For the 50ml size ($54), customers can choose their favourite character posing with a landmark or icon in New York City - where Kiehl's started as a pharmacy in 1851. The 125ml size ($101) features a graphic of all the characters.
Only available at Kiehl's stores at Ion Orchard, Plaza Singapura and Waterway Point is an exclusive Collector's Set ($378) that includes all seven characters.
Get free merchandise when you buy a BT21 Meets Kiehl's product. Receive a Kiehl's BT21 Blind Keychain with every purchase, while a nett spending of $150, including at least one of the collaboration products, gets you a Kiehl's BT21 Totebag.
Info: Available at Kiehl's stores and online
The Ordinary now at Sephora
Canadian skincare brand The Ordinary is now available at Sephora stores and on the e-store.
It is best known for its science-based, clinical approach to skincare, and has been credited as a pioneer that helped generate consumer interest in active ingredients.
Launched in 2016 under the umbrella beauty company Deciem, the brand soon found favour with its no-frills, single-ingredient-driven products at affordable prices. It was created to "disprove the perception that effective skincare has to come hand in hand with eye-watering price tags", according to a press statement.
Prices start at $11. Bestsellers include the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 ($15 for 30ml), said to help hydrate skin; Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% ($13 for 30ml) to tackle congested skin; and the Buffet Multi-Technology Peptide Serum ($32 for 30ml), a multitasking serum that supports radiance and targets ageing.
Or pick up the Sephora-exclusive The Bright Skincare Set ($72), which includes a cleanser, an exfoliating toning solution, an eye serum and a vitamin C solution.
The brand has set up a launch pad at Sephora's Ion Orchard outlet for customers to discover the products until Feb 16.
Info: Available at all Sephora stores, in-app and online
Origins and Kakao Friends join hands
In another cute-character beauty collaboration, Origins and South Korean characters Kakao Friends have come together for a mask collection in limited-edition packaging.
Two of the characters, Ryan and Apeach, grace five best-selling Origins face masks: the Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask ($39), Clear Improvement Charcoal Honey Mask ($64), Drink Up Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask ($48), Original Skin Retexturizing Mask ($39) and Drink Up 10 Minute Hydrating Mask ($39).
Gifts with purchases await. At Sephora, buy any two of the masks to receive a pouch or buy any three online to receive a full set including the pouch, a headband and handheld mirror.
If you are shopping at Origins counters, spend $70 with any Origins x Kakao Friends Mask and you receive the headband or handheld mirror, while a $120 spending gets you the pouch.
Info: Available at Sephora stores, Sephora's website and Origins counters and boutiques
Correction note: This article has been updated to clarify that BT21 is a character IP created by Line Friends.