We’re all in favour of a pared down grooming routine. In the case of Allies of Skin, things don’t come more power-packed than the trio of products it currently offers. The recently launched skincare brand from Singapore is dedicated to creating products that work hard on skin and don’t require extra effort to use. Devised to work with products already in your regimen, Allies of Skin’s universal formulas are conceived to suit all complexions and don’t contain any of the silicones, parabens, mineral oils, sulfates and other nasties that cause irritation.

The brainchild of Nicolas Travis, a biomedical and pharmaceutical science graduate who first hatched the idea as part of his Masters thesis, Allies of Skin is an adaptogenic range that supports and enhances the skin’s ability to heal and correct itself. Its ‘1A All-Day Mask’ is a turbo-charged leave-on treatment that hydrates, firms and repairs damaged skin thanks to a potent formula of 11 antioxidants and moringa seed extract. Designed to be worn under sunblock or make-up, the mask also provides a protective layer against smog, smoke and pollution.

Similarly, its ‘1A Overnight Mask’ takes advantage of sleep cycles to combat the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation and the loss of elasticity in skin with a special time-released retinol (known as Ally-R). Other active ingredients such as Indian ginseng and cloud berry seed oil help to restore the skin’s natural defenses, while hydrating and nourishing.

The final piece comes in the form of the ‘Molecular Saviour Toner Mist’; a tweak on the traditional rosewater mist that is more efficiently absorbed by the skin, instead of simply evaporating into thin air. Heavier than the average face mist, Allies of Skin’s formula clings to the skin to allow its nutrient heavy cocktail of acai berry, colloidal silver and silk amino acids to hydrate, disinfect and calm the skin.

With seven other products already in the pipeline, each addition to the Allies of Skin collection will no doubt come with the same multi-functional, efficiency-centric approach that its founding trio have. ‘The goal is to create products that make a difference, not add to the existing noise,’ says Travis. ‘Every Allies of Skin product is a supercharged nutrient-reservoir that you can apply and then go about your life.’