Ladies, do you plan yearly trips to Bangkok to restock your stash of Thai beauty products? Gentlemen, how many hours have you spent staring at store racks in Bangkok scratching your head, not knowing whether you bought the right item for your girlfriend/colleague/wife?
Even though a trip to Thailand feels impossible in the near future, we have good news for you. Face & Body is Singapore’s largest importer of Thai beauty products. You can either go to their shops to Golden Mile Complex / Lucky Plaza to buy your favourite items, or if you are lazy, head over to their online store to have them delivered to your doorstep.
Here are the 10 Must-Buy Thai Beauty Products for Singaporeans, according to Face & Body:
#1 Beauty Buffet Scentio Milk Plus Whitening Facial Foam
Good for: Whitening and sensitive skin.
Do you want to maintain fair supple skin? This whitening milk foam thoroughly washes away old surface cells containing melanin, impurities, and makeup. It is enriched with hydrolyzed milk proteins, providing a good start to a clear, even and brighter complexion. A combination of glycerin leaves your skin soothed, comfortable, and hydrated.
*Full range of products available for Beauty Buffet.
#2 Poysian Inhaler and Balm
Good for: Relieving nasal congestion, symptoms of dizziness and refreshes the body and mind.
You see stacks of these at all pharmacies in Thailand. It is an essential item for almost every Thai because of its compact size and how a quick burst of refreshing energy is just a sniff away.
*Full range of products available.
#3 SnailWhite Snail Secretion Filtrate Moisture Facial Cream
Good for: Firming and tightening complexion, reducing the appearance of dark marks and fine lines.
You see this everywhere in Thailand. SnailWhite is said to restore your skin to its glowingly youthful beginnings with this all-in-one facial cream. Formulated with miracle beauty ingredient snail secretion filtrate, it renews and rejuvenates, making skin feel smoother & firmer and visibly diminishing the appearance of fine lines. Rich in nutrients and natural skin regeneration benefits, snail mucin helps to stimulate the creation of collagen, leaving you with a radiant and healthy glow. Its lightweight consistency melts perfectly into skin for a truly lavish moisturizing experience.
*Full range of products available for SnailWhite.
#4 Snake Brand Prickly Heat Shower Gel
Good for: Relieving itchy rashes and cooling effect after shower.
We are all familiar with the Prickly Heat Powder especially Singaporean men as we use it during our NS days to “shower/powder bath”. The new shower gel is similar to the powder as it also gives you that cooling sensation, which is perfect for our hot climate. Other new products include body wipes and body spray which fit nicely in our pockets when we go out.
*Full range of products available for Snake Brand.
#5 Madame Heng Original Herbal Soap
Good for: Eczema, skin allergies, clearing acne.
Madame Heng Original Herbal Soap has been popular among Thais for more than 50 years. Made exclusively from Thai herbs, this soap is good for preventing acne, freckles and dark spots. It can also be used to exfoliate problem skin around rough areas, such as armpits.
*Full range of products available for Madame Heng.
#6 Soffell Mosquito Repellent
Good for: Repelling mosquitoes.
Widely available in 7-11s and department stores, we frequently purchase this in Thailand to protect ourselves from mosquitoes which are all around especially when we dine outdoors. With the increase of dengue cases in Singapore, it is good to have this with you at all times. Soffell Mosquito Repellent blocks mosquitoes effectively for up to 7 hours and has a pleasant floral scent. It contains a special moisturiser which keeps your skin soft, with no burning sensation or stickiness when applied to your skin.
#7 Phoyok Thai Green Herbal Balm
Good for: Pain relief
This is Thailand’s best-selling pain relief balm and popular with the elders. It helps soothe muscle stiffness and mosquito bites quickly and effectively.
#8 Mistine brand
Good for: Eyeliners, mascara and face powder
Mistine is one of the most popular Thai cosmetic brands, usually headlined by the most famous Thai celebrities. Their best sellers include eyeliners, mascara and face powder.
*Full range of products available for Mistine.
#9 Boots Vitamin C Skincare Range
Good for: Brighter-looking and radiant skin
Many Singaporeans visit Boots pharmacy in Thailand to get Vitamin C Skincare products such as cleansing gel, moisturiser, gentle eye gel and overnight mask. The power of vitamin C and yuzu extract helps to make your skin brighter and more radiant.
*Full range of product available for Boots Vitamin C.
#10 Pond’s Powder
Good for: Oily skin
This fine, light powder has a pronounced matte effect by preventing oily shine and helps to eliminate skin imperfections due to its high content of antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory natural ingredients.
*Full range of product available for Pond’s.
Have you tried any of these Thai beauty products? Our list reveals the items Singaporeans love to stock up during their trips to Thailand. If your stock is running low, don’t forget that you can get them from Face & Body @ Golden Mile Complex / Lucky Plaza or from their online store to have them delivered to your doorstep.
Face & Body
Golden Mile Complex
Address: 5001 Beach Road, #01-66H and #02-43, Singapore 199588
Contact: 62942279 / 84983084
Opening hours: 9.30AM to 9.30PM, daily.
Address: 304 Orchard, #03-79 (Opp. Kabayan Restaurant/SKP), Singapore 238863
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 11:00AM to 8:00PM, Sundays: 9:00AM to 8:00PM