The best recent product and spa launches from Chanel, La Prairie, Guerlain, Tom Ford and more
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Subtle Energies, the esteemed Australian-made skincare and wellness brand harnessing Ayurveda principles, comes to The Oriental Spa at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental for the exclusive unveiling of their new Advance Biotech Skincare range. Composed of cutting edge ingredients, the new line includes the Vegan Collagen Serum, Multi Molecular Hyaluronic Acid, Pomegranate Enzyme Mask and more. To accompany are a host of exclusive holistic treatments like the 90-minute “Gold Touch Age-Defying Facial Treatment”, “Sleep Support Therapy – Individual Journey” for assisting sleep concerns and insomnia and “Empowering Me, A Woman’s Journey” that begins with a gentle meditation and finishes with a result-driven facial.
The two pillars of Guerlain’s Parure Gold Skin formulas? A hint of 24-carat gold and white peony extracts. Fusing this duo into its latest compact foundation, Parure Gold Skin Control, the French beauty expert creates a skincare and make-up hybrid that ensures 24-hour wear and 24-hour comfort. Designed to coat complexions with an exquisitely soft matte powder that feels like skincare on application, it provides an even and more radiant finish to pores. What’s more, the mattifying finish helps keep your skin under control all day by preventing excess oil for reduced shine.
Zeva x YUN Wellness
Maintaining a luscious, healthy head of hair has never been easier with the launch of the new Zeva hair spa at Island Shangri-La’s nature-inspired urban oasis, YUN Wellness. Founded by Brenda Leung, Hong Kong’s pioneering hair spa brings their cutting-edge trichology technology with three treatments: “Shangri-La Hair Spa Therapy” combats scalp issues while offering ultimate relaxation; “Hair Regeneration Therapy” targets thinning or damaged hair by enhancing scalp health and stimulating hair growth through techniques like scalp cleansing, massage and Micro-needle Therapy System (MTS); and “INDIBA 448kHz”, which utilises the Spanish radio frequency hair loss machine to promote stem cells proliferation.
La Prairie wanted to create the most indulgent skincare and as such they reinterpreted the original 1987 Skin Caviar into an exquisite face cream. An icon since its inception, the formula has evolved with each Caviar Science breakthrough. Now, 36 years later, the remastered Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is even more moisturising and enriching, and lifts and firms with even greater vigilance, while supporting your skin’s metabolism to restore its youthful structure thanks to the fusing of the newly developed Caviar Micro-Nutrients with Caviar Premier. There’s also the Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Sheer for those looking for something more lightweight but equally indulgent.
Inspired by this remastered icon, La Prairie collaborated with award-winning designer Sabine Marcelis to create The Cobalt House, an immersive pavilion merging the world of beauty and design that transports guests to the world of Skin Caviar.
Face oils are hydrophobic. So while it can moisturise, it does not hydrate. Not so at Noble Panacea, whose two latest face oils – the Absolute Nourishing Lift Oil and Brilliant Glow Hydration Oil – deliver proven hydration. The secret lies in the brand’s patented OSMV encapsulation technology, which encapsulates hydrating water-soluble hyaluronic acid and incorporates it into a pure oil formula. The oil then releases microscopic hyaluronic acid droplets into the skin barrier progressively throughout an extended period of time resulting in long-term hydration, up to 10 times greater efficacy and an immediate glow.
If you’re looking to nourish, restore and repair your skin while reducing TEWL, pick The Absolute Nourishing Lift Oil. Crafted with restorative hero ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, squalene, retinol, sea fennel extract and hazelnut seed oil, the Absolute is your best bet at nourishing, restoring and repairing your skin. While the Brilliant, rich in plum kernel seed oil, saw palmetto extract and raspberry seed oil, as well as hyaluronic acid, regulates sebum production to create plump skin that is truly luminous.
Paying homage to one of the chicest addresses in all of Paris, Chanel Beauty has unveiled a stunning line of lipsticks named after 31 Rue Cambon – the birthplace of Chanel. The “31 Le Rouge” collection includes 12 striking satin shades, each a heritage reference. Each lipstick wears a faceted eco-friendly glass case that resembles the mirrors lining the iconic Rue Cambon staircase. Complete with gold-tone metal bands that meet in the middle, it’s a full-blown accessory in its own right. Additionally, each shade in the collection is available in interchangeable refills with a protective cap, a detail that echoes the Maison’s sustainability efforts.
Byredo x Susan Kaufmann
Susan Kaufmann’s organic philosophy meets Ben Gorham’s boundary-pushing fragrance in this ephemeral collaboration. Named after Austria’s Bregenzerwald forest region, the home of Kaufmann’s spa hotel and where she produces her naturally-led skin and bodycare line, the collection comprises of a potent body oil and roll-on perfume oil – with notes of juniper berries, elemi, green jasmine petals, pink sugar and more – that seamlessly blends bodycare and fragrance together.
A testament to Tom Ford’s commitment to crafting fragrances that transcend the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary, the new Myrrhe Mystère Eau de Parfum is an exploration of contrasts, a dance between light and shadow, tradition and modernity. At the heart of Myrrhe Mystère is the mystical resin of myrrh, one of perfumery’s most iconic and treasured ingredients. Tom Ford takes this legendary note to new heights by blending two powerful myrrh essences with vanilla and sandalwood accords to create a time-transcending scent.
YSL Beauté’s Rouge Pur Couture have been a cult-favourite since its launch in 1978, which means you’ve probably already tried (and loved) it. Times are changing though, so the iconic lipsticks are getting reimagined. The lipsticks are powered by an up to 80% smoothing lip care base packed with ceramides, tuberose and prickly pear extracts from the YSL Ourika Community Gardens for intense nourishment and up to 16 hours of protection and comfort. Aside from the new formula, the new Rouge Pur Couture’s also feature a new couture pack and new shades that embrace the lightest to darkest and coolest to warmest undertones.
Make Up For Ever
Experience makeup powder reimagined with Make Up For Ever’s Artist Face Powders. Consisting of 14 blushes, six highlighters and three sculpts, the 23 pro-created shades are incredible fine milled, long-lasting, lightweight and blends effortlessly for a vibrant colour payoff, giving you boundless creative freedom to express yourself.