Style News: Sweet skincare


American beauty brand Fresh is famous for adding edible and drinkable ingredients - such as sugar, soya, black tea and sake - into its beauty formulas.

Now, it has added cocoa to the list. Its latest Cocoa Body Exfoliant ($65, from Fresh boutiques and counters) looks like chocolate fondue and smells like chocolate biscuit wafers. It is blended with crushed cocoa and coconut shells to exfoliate, cocoa butter and coconut oil to moisturise as well as flavonoid-rich cocoa extract to protect skin.

Use two to three times a week for smooth and supple skin.


If you use plenty of wet wipes and are concerned about environmental sustainability, try the new NooTrees' Cleansing Treatment Wipes ($8.95, from selected personal care stores and supermarkets), which are made with bamboo fibre.

According to the label, regular wipes are spun with plastic and remain in landfills for years, while NooTrees wipes degrade in 45 days.

Each wet tissue sheet comes embossed with dots to gently exfoliate the skin. There are three versions to choose from: the hydrating Aqua Skin, the essential oils scented Spa Skin and the anti-ageing Age Impact.



Yasumi Inoue, head designer of artisanal Japanese label 45R, conceptualised its latest capsule collection based on American artist Georgia O'Keeffe, famous for her paintings of blooming flowers.

The collection features separates such as a tweed jacket ($1,310) and a men's shirt with a blue flower print ($730).

There is also a selection of colourful bandanas ($80 each) with a print inspired by the landscape of rocks and cliffs at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico, United States, where O'Keeffe used to live.

The 45R Fall/Winter 2015: Georgia O'Keeffe Capsule Collection is available from tomorrow at the 45R boutique at Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 19, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - GCNEWS19'. Subscribe