Before we launch into this, I will insist that there is absolutely nothing “wrong” with displaying signs of aging; as much as it is completely fine with wanting to do something about them, or nothing at all. Maybe you’ll explore an anti-aging regime when the time is right (like myself), maybe it’s something you invest in, or maybe it’s not quite your thing — it’s okay. As the cliche saying goes but we utterly agree, you do you! Now that said, if you know your mum or mum-like figure in your life, is all-aboard the anti-aging skincare bandwagon and will love a new addition to her routine this Mother’s Day, this guide is for you. Ahead of the occasion, we’ve put together 7 of the best anti-aging elixirs to indulge your wonder woman with this 10 May.

1. Dior Capture Youth New Skin Effect Enzyme Solution Age-Delay Resurfacing Water (S$100)


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Clarifying, smoothing & hydrating. 

For: An uncomplicated anti-aging boost. 

For a plush and polished start, this enzyme solution lotion is a double-duty toner that gently exfoliates dead skin and evens out surface imperfections. Powered by the natural exfoliating properties of papaya enzymes, the light watery lotion is an instantly clarifying, moisture-boosting and smoothing prep to enhance any skincare routine.

2. Jurlique Nutri-Define Supreme Conditioning Lotion  (S$66.50)


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Balancing, reinvigorating & conditioning. 

For: A gentle, herbal youth complex that will safeguard the skin’s equilibrium. 

While not the most intensive anti-aging elixir, the Supreme Conditioning Lotion is an excellent way to combat signs of aging while protecting/supporting an optimal skin condition. The botanical formula (including Spilanthes and organic Horseradish) delicately re-energises, moisturises and firms, without any heaviness or grease. An impeccably balanced concoction for achieving healthy lit-from-within results!

3. Clarins Plant Gold Nutri-Revitalising Oil-Emulsion (S$110)


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Nourishing, revitalising & radiance-boosting, with 100% natural ingredients. 

For: A spa-like indulgence. 

This innovative 2-in-1 oil emulsion moisturiser combines Clarins’ iconic Blue Orchid Face oil with a high-performing melting lotion into a superbly lightweight, non-greasy moisturiser. Harnessing the potency of natural ingredients like Blue Orchid extract, Patchouli essential oil and Hazelnut (loaded with Omega 9 and Vitamin E), Plant Gold delivers intense hydration, nourishment and vitality. These coupled with a 100% natural aroma for a relaxing sensory experience. Now how many boxes does that tick!  

4. Lancome Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate Serum (S$230)


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Youth activating, firming, illuminating. 

For: A classic, best-selling anti-aging holy grail. 

There’s good reason why Lancome’s Advanced Génifique has become an almost hallmark anti-aging elixir. The transformative youth preserving concentrate is patented from its self-loading dropper, to its newly developed complex of 7 pre and probiotic fractions. Génifique delivers essential nutrients to the skin, while fortifying fundamental youthful functions; so you can expect lasting resilience and clear improvement to visible signs of ageing. It’s revolution in a bottle!

5. Dr GL Essence Anti-Aging (S$168)


Boosting, lifting & smoothing. 

For: A multi-tasking, heavy-duty formula to condense an anti-aging regime. 

Dr GL’s anti-aging essence boasts a concentrated complex of advanced anti-aging peptides that aim to stimulate collagen production, neutralise free radicals and promote impressive skin-lifting results. The fast-absorbing formula also doubles as a conditioning toner for those who love a succinct, yet robust regime. 

6. Chantecaille Bio-Lifting Serum+ (S$423.50)


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Lifting, plumping & soothing. 

For: A powerful, highly-advanced multi-targeted serum.  

The most expensive pick of this lot, Chantecaille’s Bio-Lifting Serum arguably boasts one of the most advanced formulations; backed by the newest peptides and highest quality pure botanicals in anti-aging skincare. Apart from guarding against damaging urban aggressors like blue light exposure and environmental pollution, the innovative complex simultaneously promotes a smoother, more youthful-looking visage. The 86.2% natural formulation (with a rosewater base) is also cruelty-free and omits a running list of potentially unsafe ingredients including mineral oil, parabens and sulphates. The true powerhouse.  

7. Shiseido Future Solution LX Universal Defense E  (S$120)


Protecting, strengthening & brightening. 

For: An extraordinary, multifaceted protective day cream. 

We couldn’t have left this step out. The non-negotiable essential in any skincare routine, sunscreen is paramount for guarding against premature aging. For superlative protection combined with skin improvement, the Universal Defense E day cream offers broad spectrum protection against UV rays, along with cutting-edge environmental protection through its Aggressor Control Technology. Powered by the Enmei herb, this velvety soft cream also treats fine lines for plump, luminous skin. 

This Mother’s Day, we celebrate all mothers and empowering mother figures alike in a series of dedicated content. From our stories to yours; memories, dreams and fears — join us in the occasion. Happy Mother’s Day!

Take care,

Melisa Goh

Melisa Goh

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