The beauty insider’s guide to the latest skincare must-haves.

We’re two months into 2021 now, and while skincare fads come and go really quickly, we’ve curated a list of skincare trends that are here to stay for the year (or even longer)! Read on to find out what are the top 5 trends you should be incorporating into your skincare routine pronto!

1) Blue light protection

As we face our tech devices daily, from our mobile phones to our computers, and even home appliances such as televisions and microwaves, we are prone to the blue light emitting from all of them. Blue light exposure can lead to free radical damage, which is a cause of accelerated ageing that manifests in the form of fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, skin hypersensitivity, redness as well as itchiness. 

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Protect against the harmful effects of blue light with ést.lab’s best selling sunscreens – SunShield SPF50*** and SunShield Aqua SPF50***, which are both imbued with anti-blue light technology and antioxidant benefits, keeping skin healthy and youthful.

2) “Zoom-face” skincare

With social distancing and safety measures still in place, many of us are continuing to work from home where possible, and meetings continue to be conducted online. Look your best by incorporating the right skincare products into your routine!

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For a sharper jawline, try the VitaLift A+ Miracle Lift Serum for an instant Botox-like effect to erase expression lines and firm up your skin. To maximise its effectiveness, follow on with a facial massage as seen in the video below.

Hide panda eyes with the eyeconic OptimaLift A+ Intelligent Eye Revitaliser 2.0, which utilises a three-pronged approach with heat compress, sonic vibrations and red light therapy to soothe, depuff and lift eye contours. We recommend pairing this with the OptimaLift A+ Multi-Repair Eye Essence for a fatigue-minimising effect.

3) Skinimalism

Less is more – having a skincare vanity with 20 serums and creams for every possible skin concern is no longer the in-thing. Instead, a minimalist approach has taken over, and skincare enthusiasts have been turning towards multi-tasking products instead. 

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For a nightly routine, try the VitaLift A+ Cellular Ultra-Repair Cream which is a moisturiser that contains anti-ageing, reparative and hydrating benefits. This includes a nourishing cocktail of Ceramides, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and Panthenol (Vitamin B5) to boost cellular regeneration, brighten dull and sallow complexion while intensely hydrating the skin.

Feeling lazy? Skip the moisturiser and go straight for the VitaLift A+ Brillage Mask, a do-it-all mask that hydrates, brightens, lifts and firms the skin. What’s better than all this? The mask is made of a nano bio-cellulose material that is 100% biodegradable too!

4) Maskne rescue

There seems to be no end in sight to the current Covid-19 situation so the need to mask up is still required by law in most countries. As such, our skin is constantly being “trapped” and prone to irritation from the prolonged usage of our masks, leading to what we now know as “maskne”.

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Fight against these blemishes with the PurClear Anti-Acne Serum, a lightweight water-based serum that contains salicylic acid and tea tree leaf oil to effectively combat acne, black and whiteheads for a clearer and smoother complexion. 

Protect your skin further with the PurClear Nano Silver AG+ Essence, a gel moisturiser with anti-bacterial properties that should be applied before masking so that it can act as a protective barrier between your skin and your mask to prevent skin irritation and acne inflammation.

5) Anti-pollution skincare

Urban pollution is all around us and more often than not, invisible to the naked eye. It comes in the form of dust, soot, exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke etc., and can clog up our pores, cause skin dullness, inflammation, redness, sensitivity and itchiness. 

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Shield your skin against pollution with the new and improved ActivCalm Anti-Stress Hydra Cream, which is now enhanced with anti-pollution benefits to protect your skin from fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and heavy metals. It can even neutralise the toxicity of heavy chemicals to prevent skin damage!

Trust us when we say these 5 skincare trends are poised to dominate 2021 and beyond. It’s time to shake up your beauty routine before your skin gets left behind!

In Good Hands,