The time-honoured Japanese art of Kintsugi, or ‘golden joinery’, facilitates the repair of broken ceramics with gold adhesive. Kintsugi masters patch up cracks by not concealing them, but by leaving the restoration clearly visible, recognising that cracks are part of the pottery’s history.
Since its establishment in 2009, homegrown beauty brand Porcelain has approached our skin with the same ideology – of self-acceptance and being confident in one’s own skin.
“Pursuing perfection isn’t about conforming to unrealistic beauty standards. Instead, it’s about embracing our individuality,” says Pauline Ng, founder and director of Porcelain.
“Just like the cracks in the porcelain bowls that are repaired, each skin imperfection is unique. At Porcelain, we are here to correct it, not conceal it.”
To that end, Porcelain mounts a full relaunch for its award-winning skincare line, inspired by Kintsugi, in hopes that the collection will leave its users ready to face the world with renewed optimism for a fresh new year ahead.
Each range of Porcelain Skincare is created to respond to a particular skin type and concern. In this way, the products combine the expertise of porcelain treatments and the inspiration of a lifestyle brand. The elegant Zen-like bottles are designed to resemble ceramic flacons, with each product family adopting a variation of the brand’s calming cerulean hue.
Customisable Self-Care the Way You Want It
Rooted in experience and knowledge of the skin, Porcelain Skincare treats and heals skin with rigorously-tested ingredients, treating the root of the skin tissue at the cellular level. Gentle enough for sensitive skin, the products are created to provide highly personalised solutions.
Every customer may use the products differently by varying not just the product mix but even with different dosages and regimens, as advised by Porcelain beauty consultants. The goal is to achieve healthy, radiant skin from within.
“We customise and curate our regimens wholly around the customer,” says Pauline. “Our promise is to accompany our clients through the evolution of their skin as their life-long beauty partner.”
Best & Brightest
Porcelain Skincare presents its top bestsellers, which are free from cruelty, sulphates, parabens, silicons, drying alcohols and phthalates.
Porcelain Essentials HA+ Hydrating Serum, $198 (30ml)
A power-packed concoction of dual-chained Hyaluronic Acid and six hydrating ingredients, this serum helps improve cellular moisture and prevent moisture loss. Combined with Aloe Vera, Elderflower, Cucumber and Wakame extracts, and antioxidants (Vitamins A, C and K), it helps to prevent ageing and gently restore the natural resilience of the skin. An added boost of Probiotics acts as a natural anti-microbial to prevent acne breakouts. Achieve softer, smoother, plumper skin with regular use.
Porcelain Essentials Deep Hydrating Lotion, $80 (150ml)
A concoction of natural Jojoba Seed and Rose oils, Vitamin E and B5, Sodium Hyaluronate and Hyaluronic Acid, this lotion combats the free radicals in our environment and stimulates regeneration in our skin. Damascena Rose extracts also help deeply hydrate the skin and improve its natural resilience.
Porcelain Essentials Hydro Cleanser, $70 (150ml)
Immerse your skin in a sea of calm. Containing eight natural ingredients, this gentle cleanser deeply hydrates and soothes even sensitive skin while freeing it from impurities. It’s rich in powerful antioxidants and effects a clear and glowing complexion with each wash.
Porcelain Essentials Skin Perfecting Moisturiser SPF30, $105 (50ml)
Non-comedogenic and paraben-free, this tinted sunscreen provides protection against sun damage and prevents pore congestion that can lead to breakouts and milia seed formation. Its hydrating and weightless texture also offers light coverage and comes in 2 shades – Light and Natural.
Porcelain Plus+ Bio-Cellulose Mask, $35 (1 sheet), $175 (Box of 6)
Soaked with a powerful blend of natural ingredients to pump moisture into the skin, this mask clarifies skin with natural enzymes to prevent signs of premature ageing. Made from coconut fibre, the mask adheres tightly to ensure maximum absorption of nutrients. Perfect for use after exfoliation, it also doubles up as an eye mask to reduce puffiness and wrinkles. Each mask contains 30ml of serum essence.
Think of the Essentials range as the backbone of everyone’s good skin condition and flourishment. The biggest collection with eight products (and growing), this is where you will amass your daily regimen’s necessities.
Suitable for problematic skin, Control brings balance back to the skin, harmonising its condition with ingredients that curb inflammation, prevent breakouts and fight bacteria growth
Sensitive, aggrieved skin can flare up at almost anything – Soothe keeps it tranquil and healthy, especially against undesirable environmental aggressors such as pollution, stress, and heatwaves, with calming, soothing ingredients.
Porcelain’s Plus+ range helps to future-proof skin by treating imperfections before the first signs of ageing appear. Here is where you will find pampering masks – your weekly luxuries for essential self-care.
The Porcelain Difference
Beyond just a skincare line or a spa brand, Porcelain provides holistic solutions to skincare problems based on a constant feedback loop with its customers.
These solutions are based on years of experience, built over countless conversations and reviews with real customers.
Should a spa customer desire to maintain her beatific post-spa results, Porcelain has the products for at-home care. Should a skincare customer develop maskne, Porcelain is able to direct her to the spa for the right facial. In this way, each customer is assured of having his or her skin well taken care of. And Porcelain aims to be a lifelong beauty partner that journeys with every individual through the evolution of his or her skin.
Porcelain Skincare is available at Porcelain Spas and online at Porcelainskin.com, KrisShop, iShopChangi, Tangs.com, Lazada and Amazon.