Frequent shoppers mind find themselves at a loss now that all non-essential services and stores have suspended their businesses. However, a lot of stores have taken their business online, so you can still get your beauty fix, and maybe even discover some new brands along the way.
While we have included major beauty stores like Sephora and Guardian which you may already know about, we draw your attention to the online exclusives, as well a lesser-known cult brands which you can discover on these stores. You can also support local brands like RE:ERTH and IDS Skincare by directly by ordering from their online store as well.
Here are the ones we recommend:
This one-stop shop for Korean cult beauty brands is personally curated by founder Jung Min, a Korean residing in Singapore. She’s very active on social media, which makes the brand very personable, answering questions about the products and demonstrating them along the way.
It’s also an easy way for everyone to get the Korean brands that they don’t have access to like I Woke Up Like This, Bonabella, Yulip and Lavien.
Shop Ksisters here.
You can’t write a story about beauty shopping without mentioning Sephora. The mecca of beauty itself has loads of online exclusives like Dear Dahlia and Wander Beauty. Plus, they offer contactless delivery services where the drivers will reach out via SMS arrange for contactless delivery notify you upon successful delivery.
Shop Sephora here.
Although Guardian stores remain open during the circuit breaker, it’s not advisable to go there unless it’s absolutely necessary. Plus, certain beauty brands like Huxley and Candylab may not be available at the Guardian stores near you so it’s much better to shop for what you want online. Plus, you can still pick up the essentials while shopping. Win-win situation here.
Shop Guardian here.
During the circuit breaker, ORBIS would only be available online, but they are offering free delivery services, on top of bonus points in their rewards program. Time to pick up more boxes of Defencera.
Shop ORBIS here.
This natural skincare and aromatherapy store makes it easy for you to create a spa experience at home. If you’ve been carrying around a lot of tension from working at home, or just general anxiety, try using their aromatherapy shower gels.
Shop Thann here.
The time to support local is now and RE:ERTH is one of our favorite local skincare brands. The Blemish Control Serum is great, especially if you have been experiencing breakouts from mask wearing.
Shop RE:ERTH here.
Another home-grown skincare brand by aesthetics veteran Dr SK Tan. If you are new to the brand, they even offer tele-consulting now to help you determine your skin problems and the best products to treat it.