Yuzu cleansing cream, coconut water cleansing wipes, tangerine lip balm and pomegranate miscellar cleansing gel — talk about skincare that's good enough to eat. Sephora's freshly-launched skincare collection is called Mix & Play, and you're totally encouraged to pick and mix from delicious flavours of 5 lip balms and 1 lip scrub, 6 cleansing wipes, 6 exfoliating or cleansing creams, and 6 miscellar cleansers. The travel-sized skincare smells divine, is vibrantly-coloured which will make you feel all kinds of happy, and is jam-packed with plant extracts and active ingredients like yuzu, pomegranate, green tea, rose, coconut and charcoal. The make-up removers come in different forms like wipes, gels, milks and cream cleansers, designed for different skin types. The whole range is also super affordable, priced at $9-$10 each.
Here's our quickie review:
The Cleansing Wipes, $10 per pack
They tear down our artwork — even budge-proof lippies — in one rub, and thanks to the delicious fruity smells, makes for a therapeutic experience. The green tea and charcoal variations are infused with exfoliating micro-spheres to remove makeup along with dead skin cells, although they can be a tad rough, so use the exfoliating side gently. The green tea ones leave the skin feeling matte and clean, while the yuzu, pomegranate, rose and coconut water ones smell delectable.
The Micellar Cleansers, $9 each
The no-rinse micellar cleansers boast three different formulas — micellar water (Charcoal and Green Tea), a bouncy gel (Yuzu and Pomegranate) and a lotion-like milk (Rose and Coconut Water). The water ones generally work for all skin types; the gels are suitable for oily skin and the milks will moisturise dry skin.
The Lip Balms, $9 each
Endowed with different 'powers'. For example, the tangerine one is “nourishing and toning”, while its coconut water counterpart is “nourishing and soothing”. It’s not easy to tell if they are really toning and soothing, but they are delicious-smelling enough and provide decent moisture for chapped lips.
The Cleansing Creams, $10 each
The Green Tea and Charcoal are exfoliating while the rest do a decent (and delicious) job of removing dirt and grime from the face. Love the creamy formula, which keeps skin soft, moisturised and supple.
Available at all Sephora stores and www.sephora.sg.
Selected photos: Vivien Chew