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Treat Yo’ Self: 7 Beauty Splurges To Make This Week

Cuticle care is seldom the topic of our beauty discussions, but overlooking something as small as this can nip you in the back real quick. Look no further than these.

As we dip our toes into fall, where temperatures drop and the skin cries for more moisture, splurging on the essentials makes so much more sense. Hydrating your face may come as second nature, but more often than not, we neglect our limbs or the little cuticles on our fingernails. It may all seem too much of a hassle, and pushing that thought away will save you both time and money, but flakey skin and brittle nails are no laughing matter, and at most times painful, too.

Before you go off buying any random regular body cream or lip balm off-the-rack at your local drugstore, there is really more than one reason why the extra dollar needs to be spent for maximum effectiveness. Below, nourishing hand creams, hydrating body butters or short at-home foot spa treatments are included in this little list of things to put your money at.

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps

In winter when your skin screams for moisture, the only way to relief that is through the use of moisturisers. This one by Kiehl’s is one we love to bits. It’s rich, but never greasy, so you can still enjoy the smooth and velvety sheets before bed. It’s filled with cocoa butter and beta-carotene, both that will leave your skin feeling baby soft and hydrated again.


Chanel La Crème Main

It’s finally back in stock in Singapore again, and after trying this, your hands and cuticles will thank you. Aside from how aesthetically pleasing this little egg looks, it also smells amazing and is worth every penny you squeeze out. It melts into your hands and only needs 10 seconds for everything to be absorbed. It’s smooth sailing from then on.


Susanne Kaufmann Cooling Foot Cream

Cracked soles are the most painful and annoying things that can happen even during summer. It hooks onto your socks and makes each step feel like death. The solution? Foot creams. This one is infused with vitamin E, beeswax and lavender, and has menthol for that cooling and calming effect. In the winter, there’s also a warming cream that you can opt for. 

Grown Alchemist Age-Repair Hand Cream

For mature skin, this collagen-infused hand cream is everything you’d ever want. If you’re not moisturising your hands yet, there’s more than one reason why you should. This handy little tube fits right into almost any handbag and is essential for keeping your hands young and youthful.

Sarah Chapman Overnight Body Treatment

A serum for your body may seem excessive, but that’s why it’s listed in this week’s splurge. Filled with all the good stuff only – vitamins A, C, E, argan oil and camellia oil – the formula’s also anti-aging and provides the essential nourishment and hydration needed.

Le Labo Body Cream

Some body creams can smell terribly offensive and doesn’t melt into the skin. This one by the fragrance brand Le Labo will not only leave you smelling like one of their signature scents, it also contains avocado, shea butter and coconut oil that will sink into your limbs and leave them feeling soft, hydrated and nourished.

Deborah Lippmann The Cure

There’s nothing more annoying – AND painful – than peeled back skin around your fingernails. Before it gets to the point of no return where you have to snip it off, this skin salve from Deborah Lippmann will nourish, hydrate and relieve dry cuticles. The formula consists of vitamins A, C and E plus soothing shea butter. It’s also anti-aging and anti-inflammatory, so this is truly the cure.

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