How To Get Super Smooth Skin In Minutesby Candice Chua
Two years ago, I visited one of the island’s more prominent spas on a press assignment. The agenda: to sit through their famed oxygen facial and report back to the my editor. (Yes, yes, we do get pampered in the name of work sometimes, welcome to the world of fashion and lifestyle journalism. Yada yada.) It was possibly the best facial I’ve ever had. Not only did it mute lines and give me a jawline I never knew I had, it made my skin so ridiculously smooth. I kept running my finger down the bump-free sides of my nose because it felt so good. Putting on makeup was a breeze.
Obviously, my skin didn’t stay in that state forever. Man, that was one good week. Thus, began my quest to get ultra smooth skin – but on a dime. Well, dime-ish compared to an oxygen facial that costs two hundred bucks. The best exfoliators, peels and scrubs on the market are a tad pricey, but since you need just a bit each time, it’s sort of an investment. Do you want super smooth skin or not? YES, YOU DO.
Below, we round up some of the tried-and-tested best of the best products to give you the baby-smooth skin you crave. Scrubs, pads, gels, masks, serums, the works. The best part is that they all work for sensitive skin, so don’t let the word “peel” scare you off. (Psst – if you need a little nudge, Philosophy, Skin Inc and Kiehl’s are our top go-tos.)
Algenist Triple-Action Micropolish & Peel
Alpha-H Gentle Daily Exfoliant
Elizabeth Arden Skin Illuminating Retexturising Pads
Dr Sebagh Deep Exfoliating Mask
Philosophy The Microdelivery Peel
Skin Inc Pure Revival Peel
Cle de Peau Beaute Le Serum
Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment