A quarter of the year has already rolled by – before we know it, it’s already April!
The season also brings us a huge collection of new beauty products. Not sure what to add to your shopping list? Here are the top new launches that have caught the eyes of the Daily Vanity team.
New brand in Malaysia: Pause & Oomph
Clean beauty brand Pause & Oomph has arrived in Malaysia. Dedicated to holistic self-care, the brand is split into two lines: Pause skincare for outer beauty and Oomph supplements for inner wellness.
The Pause line includes a cleanser, a toner, essence, and clay mask to suit different skincare needs, as well as soft cleansing brushes that are gentle on all skin types.
Of them, the Vit-C Brightening Cleanser is its signature product. The purifying cleanser is formulated with strawberry extracts and three base natural oils.
As for the Oomph range, you can look forward to a line of multivitamins, booster drinks, and probiotics fibre drinks that can even be pre- workout or post-workout smoothies.
For those with mature skin, the brand also has a beauty collagen range with sakura (cherry blossoms), bird’s nest, peptides, or mixed berries.
Pause & Oomph products are made in Malaysia and are available on its website. Prices start from RM70 for the Pause Vitamin C Brightening Cleanser and RM120 for the Oomph Gut Health Balancing Pre & Probiotics Fiber Drink.
New brand in Malaysia: R+B
Homegrown beauty brand R+B (Repurpose + Beauty) has launched a range of eco-friendly skincare products.
A brand that embraces “circular beauty” – a concept that reuses and repurposes by-products that ultimately extend the life cycle of ingredients and prevent it from ending in landfills – R+B incorporates sustainability throughout its value chain to produce all of its products.
Additionally, all products are derived from plant-based ingredients and are vegan and cruelty-free.
After conducting tests with 300 women aged between 25-50 across Peninsular Malaysia, R+B has launched a series of products.
The most noteworthy ones include the Exfoliating Face Scrub (RM57) that uses natural exfoliants and turmeric to encourage skin regeneration and brighten dull-looking skin and the Anti-Cellulite Body Cream (RM68), formulated with orange, coconut, and cinnamon oil, which aids collagen production, stimulates the lymphatic system, improves circulation, and revives one’s skin tone.
R+B products are available on its website.
Dr Jart+ Pore·remedy™ Renewing Foam Cleanser and Smoothing Primer
Looking to improve the appearance of your pores? Consider the new products by Korean brand Dr.Jart+ from the Pore·remedy™ collection that use powerful yet gentle ingredients such as PHA and panthenol to clarify pores, remove buildup, reduce excess oil, and eliminate the appearance of pores.
The new Pore·remedy™ Renewing Foam Cleanser is an amino-based cleanser that deeply cleanses pores and removes makeup and debris while staying gentle on your skin barrier.
Besides an amino-based surfactant, this foam cleanser also contains 5% of glycerin, which helps deep cleanse skin without irritation while it replenishes moisture.
If you’re looking to further conceal your pores in your makeup routine, the new Pore·remedy™ Smoothing Primer has got you covered.
This silicone-free smoothing primer doesn’t just improve your makeup application but also moisturises and retexturises your skin. Look forward to fresh-looking makeup for up to 12 hours.
Dr. Jart+ Pore·remedy™ Renewing Foam Cleanser retails for Rm120 and Pore·remedy™ Smoothing Primer retails for RM150. They are available on Sephora.
Benefit Cosmetics The Porefessional Good Cleanup Pore Purifying Foaming Cleanser
From the brand’s popular The Porefessional collection, this lightweight gel lathers up into a rich foam that purifies the pores.
Removing dirt, oil, and impurities, the cleanser leaves skin feeling fresh, smooth, and refined. Use this after a cleansing oil for a thorough double cleanse.
Benefit Cosmetics The Porefessional Good Cleanup Pore Purifying Foaming Cleanser retails for RM150 and is available at Sephora.
Kopari Coconut Renewal AHA Toner
AHA is a great ingredient that as an exfoliating effect and prevents pore-clogging.
And if you’re looking for a great AHA toner to maintain the brightness and condition of your skin, consider this new launch from Kopari. Formulated with coconut water that hydrates skin, this also features niacinamide that improves the appearance of pores.
This is suitable for all skin types and has a subtle tropical and creamy scent that’s very pleasant.
Kopari Coconut Renewal AHA Toner retails for RM125 and is available at Sephora.
Tarte Blush Tape Liquid Blush
Instant cheek lift in a tube? That’s what the new Tarte Blush Tape Liquid Blush promises.
A blush that has a highlighting effect, this offers a dewy finish. Its formula includes diamond powder that reflects light for a soft-focus, diffused glow.
Super blendable, the blush feels silky-smooth and weightless. You’ll also love the cushion applicator that delivers just the right amount of product each time.
Available only in one shade in Malaysia, Tarte Blush Tape Liquid Blush retails for RM164 and is available at Sephora.
KVD Beauty Moongarden Vegan Eyeshadow Palette
For an eyeshadow palette that features highly saturated pigments, look no further than this new one from KVD Beauty.
Made up of 12 vegan eyeshadows, this limited edition palette features custom artwork by tattoo artist Miryam Lumpini so it looks good even as it sits on your vanity.
The eyeshadows are packed with intensity and are available in three finishes: matte, satin, and metallic. You’ll certainly be able to create a wide variety of looks with just one palette.
KVD Beauty Moongarden Vegan Eyeshadow Palette retails for RM175 and is available at Sephora.
Aesop Gloam Eau de Parfum
A unique fragrance that seeks to enchant you, Gloam is the latest EDP from Aesop’s fragrance collection.
Featuring rich florals, warm spice and a bed of wooded depths, Gloam offers a spicy first impression in its opening notes made of Pink Pepper and Cardamom. This is softened by the fresh florals of Neroli and the sweet Orange Flower.
Following which, the aromatic spice notes of Saffron and Clove unfurls alongside herbal Maté, heady Narcissus and pollen-like Mimosa. Adding roundness to the spicy heart is the warmth from Rose and Jasmine Sambac.
Finally, Gloam dries down to a lend a sumptuous and powdery blend of Iris, Patchouli, Copaiba and Sandalwood that delivers unexpected tactility and comfort.
Gloam Eau de Parfum retails for RM715 and will be available at Aesop stores and its online store from 10 April.
Hermès Un Jardin à Cythère
Legend has it that Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, was born in the Greek island of Kythira.
Here lies an eternally young garden. A gentle yet untamed part of nature that’s neither floral nor green. Alongside the island’s native crops exudes a scent so powerful that the breeze carries it all the way to you.
Hermès’s in-house perfumer, Christine Nagel captures the idea of this irresistible scent in the brand’s newest fragrance: Un Jardin à Cythère.
This sensual, woody fragrance combines enveloping scents of grasses with the strength of olive wood and tenderness of fresh pistachio, enveloping you in warmth and freshness of citrus.
The artwork on the box is also a masterpiece. Illustrated by Greek artist, Elias Kafouros, it is achieved by using ink, pen and paint to bring together all the elements of Un Jardin à Cythère.
With strokes of brown grass kissed by the sun and caressed by the wind, fresh rosy pistachios and green olive trees against the backdrop of the Aegean sea illustrated by the artist, and inside, lies the iconic lantern-shaped yellow glass that’s designed by Fred Rawyler for this whimsical concoction.
Hermès Un Jardin à Cythère Eau de Toilette retails at RM390 (30ml), RM538 (50ml) and RM766 (100ml) and is available at selected Hermès retail outlets.
Marc Jacobs Perfect Eau De Toilette
Celebrating authenticity, self-love, and quirks that make you who you are, Marc Jacobs Perfect Eau De Toilette is an uplifting and joyful scent that interprets the meaning of being #PerfectAsIAm.
The flacon design speaks for itself; with soft green juice enclosed in a Marc Jacobs’ classic rounded bottle, topped with an eclectic assortment of mismatched charms – all the pieces of yourself that make you, you.
The bright and fresh spin of the original comforting floral scent sets the tone from the get-go, with a playful blend of pink peppercorn and polygonum top notes.
The clean-floral accord is tempered with a heart of white daffodils, finishing off with an elegant, mellow dry-down of cedarwood skin scent.
Marc Jacobs Perfect Eau De Toilette retails for RM468 (100ml), RM393 (50ml) and RM239 (30ml). It is available at Sephora and Lazada.