Grooming, Skincare

Still Life — a Curation of Handsome Products to Make One Equally Handsome


In one’s workout bag, these products are the antithesis of run-of-the-mill toiletries provided by the gym. On one’s tabletop, they are as handsome as they will make one look.

From left to right:
Tom Ford Research Crème Concentrate
This cream’s texture is feathery- light, but its formula is dense with soothing algae extract, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and peptides to reduce lines and wrinkles.

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intense Reset Concentrate
Visibly soothing signs of irritation, this concentrate continues to hydrate one’s skin for 24 hours while refining it for a more pore-less look.

Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask
Forest yeast strengthens the skin’s natural barrier while the hypo- allergy 9 Free formula in this gel is recommended for even the most sensitive of skin.

Tom Ford Research Serum Concentrate
Highly potent thanks to a blend of white porcelain cacao caffeine, gyokuro, and acids, Tom Ford’s serum will make one look as dapper as the man himself.

DrGL Moisturiser Collagen Boost
Formulated using a mix of high and low molecular hyaluronic acid, the denser version strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier while the lighter version restores the skin’s moisture reserve.

Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Bright & Plump Moisturiser
Formulated with a blend of THD Ascorbate (a stable oil-soluble form of vitamin C), vitamin E, and ferulic acid, this moisturiser purports to improve the skin’s brightness and firmness.

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
Distilled straight from the “pip” of the Marula fruit, this is 100 per cent Marula oil, which contains a higher concentration of anti- oxidant polyphenols than dark chocolate or green/black tea.

BYBI Swipe Clean Facial Cleansing Oil
Moringa and black cumin oils break oil, pollution, and sunscreen down while the exfoliative properties of hibiscus and papaya dissolve excess sebum and dead skin cells.

Skin Inc Optimiser Voyage Tri-Light Glasses
Harnessing the power of NASA- inspired LED chromotherapy, the red light on these glasses provide anti-ageing benefits, the yellow brightens dark circles, and the orange is a combination of both.

BYBI Bakuchiol Booster
Bakuchiol is a retinol that is plant-derived and 100 per cent natural, which means it has the skin-stimulating properties of retinol without the hang-ups of the chemical – flaking, irritation, and inflammation.

La Mer Crème de la Mer
The iconic cream is still housed within its equally iconic jar –only this time around, it features a limited edition packaging with a photo lensed by fashion photography stalwart, Mario & Gray Sorrenti.

Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream
The vegan retinol in this cream diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage while a blend of vitamin F and fruit oils maintains the moisture level of the skin.

PHS Hairscience HOM Fortify Shampoo
Harnessing Korean botanical essences and stem cell technology, this shampoo stimulates hair regeneration while strengthening it back to its original healthy condition.

Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment
This treatment visibly plumps the look of fine lines and wrinkles in three minutes while it exfoliates the surface to unclog pores.

Clinique Fresh Pressed Repair Multi-dimensional Age Transformer Duo
Two is better than one in the case of this product – the gel resculpts with soybean seed extract, sweet almond seed extract, and whey protein while the cream plumps with hyaluronic acid, soybean protein, and yeast extract.

Photography Jeff Chang
Styling Bryan Goh

This story first appeared in the November ’19 issue of Men’s Folio.