Singapore women splurge hundreds on luxury skincare products
The New Paper
By Benson Ang
SINGAPORE - For most of us, $500 is what you pay for designer shoes - not a jar of face cream the size of a bottle of chicken's essence.
But some women have no qualms taking the plunge when it comes to buying luxuriously priced skincare.
For Miss Sylvia Yeo, 32, quality skincare products are worth the money.
The beauty consultant is willing to spend over $1,000 a month on her skincare regime, which includes cleansers, moisturisers, toners, face cream and eye cream.
She owns a beauty salon, Sylvia Skin Atelier, along East Coast Road, and makes a five-figure sum every month.
Miss Yeo says: "If I can afford it, why not?
"If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys."
Since 2007, she has been using brands like Revive, Dr Brandt and La Prairie.
Before that, she used brands like SK-II and Shiseido, which she considers to be "middle-range".
Says Miss Yeo: "They are fine, but I'm a perfectionist. I want the best there is.
"Especially since I'm no longer in my 20s, it's important to go for quality."
"Quality" is something you can "feel", she adds.
"I can notice the difference in the morning. If I use anti-ageing products, my skin is more supple and 'lifted'.
"If I use whitening products, my skin is brighter and more luminous."