BAZAAR Beauty Awards 2019: Best SOS Serum

Easy Fix

Formulated with sensitive and easily irritated skin in mind, CS12 invests in years of innovation and testing for a sensitive, skin-friendly ampoule kit that provides an intense boost to skin nutrition. Soothing and smoothening out blemishes and bumps in one fell swoop, the FDA-approved and patented kit contains seven amber ampoules, affording you the option of an intense week-long skin restoration programme—by splitting one ampoule for day and night use—or to be tucked away in your beauty kit for quick relief during skin emergencies.

Gentle Rejuvenation

The Calming Capsule sets itself as a prime SOS serum with its ability to combat skin-irritating germs with its witch hazel leaf extract that acts as an antibacterial and astringent agent. The accompaniment of cowslip extract also helps clear pores and treat itchy inflamed skin, while Veronica officinalis is utilised for its healing properties on damaged skin. The cherry on top comes in the form of beta-glucan, which helps create a protective barrier around the skin, while also strengthening skin cells.

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Why BAZAAR Loves It

For such a multi-faceted serum, The Calming Ampoule is easy in its application. Each ampoule can be attached to an included dropper tool, leaving perfect skin just a drop or two away at all times. While the serum itself feels oily, it quickly embeds itself into the skin, smoothing uneven cracks and pores to plump up weary complexion, all while maintaining a natural look. Harper’s BAZAAR Beauty Awards’ judge Nalisa Alia Amin notes that with mildly inflamed skin after a day at the beach, the serum felt refreshing on the skin, “It calmed the mild redness that accompanies what would have become a sunburn, and reduced swelling and bumpiness in a matter of minutes!”

Available at CS12 Flagship Salon, 15-2, Jalan Juru Sentral, Juru Sentral, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang.