TLC For Your Skin And Body

Use these bodycare products to keep your bod and the skin you live in nourished and protected.

By Chris Ong        13 July 2021

It goes without saying that since the skin is the human body’s largest organ (with a total area of about 2 square metres), there’s lots of it to protect from UV rays, pollutants, dry air and whatever else that it’s exposed to, and treated for any kind of condition it suffers from, such as dullness or dryness. And, it’s not just the face that you ought to care about – your skin extends all over your being, too. Which means you should pay the skin on your body with the similar amount of attention that you pay that of your mien’s. Start smoothing, nourishing, hydrating and protecting with these 5 body moisturisers (pick your fave formulation of a cream, lotion, gel or even a cream-to-powder) to keep your body, skin and also, mind, healthy and happy.

Yves Rocher Energizing Body Lotion – Raspberry Peppermint
Photo: Yves Rocher

Energizing Body Lotion – Raspberry Peppermint (390ml), $22, Yves Rocher

If you’re feeling a little low on your personal “battery” level these days, this bodycare product can help boost your energy. The French brand’s panel of experts (a unique grouping since 1959) formulated this “bodylicious” and invigorating lotion with peppermint essential oil (so it smells refreshing enough to wake up your senses) and a raspberry extract (for hydrating the skin and to add an element of fruitiness to its scent), as well as organic fair trade shea butter and organically farmed aloe vera gel (for smoothening your skin). And, if you love the fragrance, you can layer it up with the brand’s Energizing Raspberry Peppermint Hand Cream (click here to read up more about it).

Available at Yves Rocher stores, multiple locations, www.facebook.com/yvesrochersingapore; www.instagram.com/yvesrochersg


BONUS: SAFRA members receive 15% off regular-priced products storewide at Yves Rocher. Click here for more information.

Rituals The Ritual Of Ayurveda Balancing Body Cream

The Ritual Of Ayurveda Balancing Body Cream (220ml), $65, Rituals

Desire more than just skin-deep beauty? Then The Ritual Of Ayurveda’s products that are formulated to supposedly awaken your inner harmony would be perfect for your body, mind and soul. Its Balancing Body Cream for instance, contains the sweet and delicate scent of Indian Rose to help waft away your stress for a calmer state of mind, and mineral-rich Himalayan Honey (traditionally known for its medicinal properties) harvested from the virgin forests of the Himalayan mountains to soften and nourish your skin. Once your mind’s settled and your body’s soothed, everything else (not just your skin) should also appear beautiful.

Available at VIIMART, viimart.com; www.facebook.com/viimart


 BONUS: SAFRA members receive 10% off with minimum $60 spend (for new VIIMART customers) and 10% off with no minimum spend (for existing VIIMART customers), and also $30 off $150 site-wide at VIIMART. Click here and here, respectively for more information.

Sanctuary Spa Wet Skin Radiance Jelly
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Wet Skin Radiance Jelly (200ml), $18, Sanctuary Spa

You know how that fantasy scenario goes, the one where the apple of your eye emerges from the bathroom looking all clean, wet and extra sparkly? Well, it may be no fantasy no more – not because we can find you that special apple/person for you, but because this body moisturiser can help lend you (or your IRL bae) that glow. Designed to be applied on wet skin (to capitalise on the body’s peak moment of hydration), it’s meant to hydrate your body’s skin after you emerge from your shower or bath, and before you head out. How it works: The jelly’s SmartMoisture technology utilises two forms of hyaluronic acid to strengthen and seal the skin’s moisture, with an added botanical blend of AHA fruit extracts to gently exfoliate and a dose of vitamin B3 to brighten. How to use: Simply apply after your shower or bath, do not rinse it off, towel dry and off you glow, we mean, go.

Available at Lookfantastic, www.lookfantastic.com.sg; www.instagram.com/lookfantastic_sg


BONUS: SAFRA members receive 25% off regular-priced products and up to 30% off men’s products at Lookfantastic. Click here and here, respectively, for more information.

Anthony No Sweat Body Defense

No Sweat Body Defense (90ml), $29, Anthony

The men do get it – a bodycare product, that is. This one by NY brand Anthony is developed for the dudes; it’s a natural, paraben- and talc-free anti-perspirant-slash-body treatment. Specially formulated to protect skin as well as your more delicate and sensitive areas such as inner thighs, chest, under arms and “down there” from discomfort, friction and chafing, it’s a handy product to slap on daily to keep you soothed and refreshed. And, it does this in a game-changing way: The lightweight cream turns to a powdery finish (thanks to the tapioca starch contained within) after application to help keep skin dry and comfy, with added all-natural aloe vera and vitamin E to calm and condition. It’s figuratively and literally, a no-sweat product to use.

Available at ZALORA


BONUS: SAFRA members receive 25% off + 3% cashback with no minimum spend (for new ZALORA customers) and 20% off + 3% cashback with $80 minimum spend (for existing ZALORA customers) at ZALORA. Click here for more information.

L’Occitane Shea Ultra Rich Body Cream
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Shea Ultra Rich Body Cream (200ml), $69, L’Occitane

If you have dry skin, then you should take more and proper care of it to help prevent further aggravation or exacerbation (think eczema). Pamper and treat yourself with this comprehensive treatment that contains a 25% concentration of organic shea butter (that’s why it’s called “ultra rich”), apricot oil (that’s rich in Omega 9 and vitamin A for nourishing skin), glycerin (to moisturise) and organic spring honey (to soften and soothe). One application promises to provide hydration and protection for up to 72 hours, with the cream being easily absorbed without leaving any greasy residue, so your skin can feel less parched throughout the day without feeling oily.

Available at GetIt by Changi Recommends, www.getit.changirecommends.com; www.facebook.com/ChangiRecommends; www.instagram.com/changirecommends


BONUS: SAFRA members enjoy $8 off sitewide with a minimum spend of $90 at GetIt by Changi Recommends. Click here for more information.

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