Style news: Deep cleanse


These two new products leave skin feeling clean, but not tight and dry.

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Replenishing Cleansing Oil, $59, available at Elizabeth Arden counters from next month

This moisturising cocktail of apricot, safflower and olive oils removes make-up, sebum and deep-seated residue. Suitable for all skin types, it does not leave skin with an oily film after rinsing.


Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Intensive Cleansing Balm, $120, available at Shu Uemura counters from tomorrow

The balm contains anti-ageing amino acid-enriched mother-of-pearl protein, brown algae extract and the brand's patented active ingredient, Pro-Xylane. The product's slippery texture makes it ideal for quick facial massages and removing heavy-duty make-up.


If you can never find that perfect shade of foundation for your skin tone, The Body Shop's new Shade Adjusting Drops ($29.90 each, available at The Body Shop stores from Monday) might be just the solution.

These bottles of pigments allow you to customise your own shade. Try the Lightening Drops if your liquid foundation looks too dark or orange on your skin. It contains white and pink pigments to neutralise the yellow in light-to-medium shades.

The Darkening Drops works best with liquid foundations that are too light or look ash-toned on the skin. The black and red pigments will balance out the colours.

To use, blend the shades on the back of your hand before application.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 31, 2015, with the headline 'StyleNews'. Print Edition | Subscribe