I’m a skincare junkie and I absolutely love shopping around for skincare products.
When it comes to best bargain on skincare products, I find that nothing beats Perfumes & Cosmetics @ Singapore Changi Airport! Do you know I can actually save up to 40% off downtown prices when I shop at Perfumes & Cosmetics? What’s more, I can also save the 7% GST when I shop at the airport too.
With these irresistible offers, I will make it a point to stock up my beauty products at airport whenever I’m traveling abroad. And that is why I even hardly buy any beauty products at the downtown departmental stores unless I’m running out of a beauty product or urgently in need of it.
I’m pleasantly surprised to learn that there are over 120 international beauty brands at the 22 Perfumes & Cosmetics stores at Changi Airport.
Changi Airport’s Perfumes & Cosmetics stores, managed by Nuance-Watson, offer a ‘lowest price’ guarantee. Their product prices are reviewed each month to ensure that they are lower, or at least as competitive as some leading Asia-Pacific airports and local downtown department stores.
Below are some of the great finds that I came across during my recent visit to at the Perfumes & Cosmetics (P&C) stores at Changi Airport. Apart from great prices, there are travel exclusives and limited edition sizes that are not available anywhere else. Do note that the prices are adjusted monthly according to currency movements, to ensure that they are the most competitive in the region.
This Travel Exclusive Lancome Genifique Concentrate in 100ml (far left) is a super great buy! Retailing at only S$201 for a big 100ml bottle (exclusively available at Changi Airport only), you are actually paying less and getting more! At downtown departmental stores, it will cost you S$170 for a 50ml bottle and S$210 for a 75ml bottle.
Spotted this latest Travel Exclusive Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Trio Pack at Perfumes & Cosmetics, retailing at only S$95.50 for 3 mascaras (downtown price at S$50 each). By getting this Travel Exclusive pack, you can actually save up to S$50.50, which means you are saving close to S$17 per piece.
The NEW Lancome Rouge In Love lipstick line which has just been launched at departmental stores on 1st June, will soon be available at Changi Airport.
It is retailing at S$30.50 at Perfumes & Cosmetics stores and you can save S$9.50 (S$40 at downtown departmental stores).
My favorite Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler (usual price at S$32.00 at downtown departmental stores) is now priced at only S$18.20! You are saving S$13.80!
The Best Bargains on SK-II in Town!
Are you a fan of SK-II? You’ll be surprised that Perfumes & Cosmetics stores (I find) actually offer the best deals on SK-II products. I made a comparison recently and I’m pleasantly surprised that the retailing prices for SK-II products are actually lower at Perfumes & Cosmetics stores than in Japan. ˜º
You will be saving more than 34% for SK-II Whitening Spot Specialist 50ml (above) when you purchase it at Changi Airport, retailing at S$169 only. It will cost you S$258 at downtown departmental stores.
More bargains on SK-II products that I came across!
SK-II Wrinkle Specialist 25g
P&C Price S$121 – Downtown Price S$180 – Save S$59
If you are SK-II lover, you wouldn’t want to miss this best selling SK-II product at Changi Airport! SK-II Treatment Essence 250ml is priced at only S$184. For the 250ml bottle, you can save up to S$45 (downtown price at S$229).
SKII Skin Signature Melting Rich Cream 50g
P&C Price S$171 – Downtown Price S$240 – Save S$69
SK-II Cellumination Essence EX is one of my favorite SK-II products. Do you know you can save almost 40% off (S$114) when you purchase the 50ml bottle at only S$185 at Changi Airport! SK-II Cellumination Essence EX 30ml is retailing at S$134 at Changi Airport.
Downtown departmental store is selling SK-II Cellumination Essence EX at S$299 for 50ml bottle and S$199 for 30ml bottle.
Limited Edition Products & Travel Exclusives
Perfumes & Cosmetics stores also exclusively offer Limited Edition Size products that are not available elsewhere in Singapore. Here are some of the great Limited Edition buy
SK-II Cellumination Essence EX 75ml (above photo) is priced at S$262 only. This is another great buy! You are actually paying less and getting more when you get this exclusive size (75ml) at Changi Airport! It will cost you S$299 for a 50ml at downtown departmental stores.
This Limited Edition SK-II Facial Treatment Essence in 330ml, retailing at S$221, is exclusively available at Changi Airport only. You can’t find this size at any departmental stores or elsewhere in Singapore at all. This large limited edition size is specially packed in a pump bottle.
In fact, if you’re making a comparison on the prices with 250ml (costs S$229 at downtown departmental stores) you’re not only paying less for this 330ml size (costs S$221 at Perfumes & Cosmetics) but you are also getting 80ml more too!
WOW!! What a SUPER GREAT BUY! Definitely an offer not to be missed for those FTE lovers!
Following the world’s first launch of SK-II Wrinkle Specialist and Skin Signature Eye Cream in 2011, and in June 2012 Changi Airport once again is proud to be the world’s first to launch the latest anti-aging product – SK-II STEMPOWER Cream. This anti-aging moisturizer is designed to tackle primary signs of aging such as dryness, pores, textures, radiance and lack of firmness; and to make you feel radical firmness in 10 days. Retailing at S$116 for 50g and S$167 for 80g, it is currently only available at Perfumes & Cosmetics stores.
Alike to downtown departmental stores, you will also receive special free gift sets when you make a purchase at certain amounts (from various brands) at Perfumes & Cosmetics stores.
For more super savings, do check out the Travel Exclusive Sets from many brands like Lancome, Clinique and SK-II, that are up to 40% off from downtown prices.
Fancl (only skincare & supplement), Aura by Swarovski and Philosophy are some of the new additions to Perfumes & Cosmetics’ extensive range of beauty brands.
Spotted a Harrods store at newly renovated Changi Airport Terminal 1.
Bath & Body Works, RNC, Rance, Sulwhasoo, Yves Saint Laurent and Victoria’s Secret are some of the exclusive brands and products that are exclusively available at Changi Airport. They are not available elsewhere in Singapore or any part of Asia (except YSL and Sulwhasoo in Asia).
Sulwhasoo from Korea, famous for its traditional philosophy of “Sang-Seng”, for the first time is available in South-East Asia airports and Singapore since 2012.
Focusing on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Sulwhasoo uses ginseng as the key herbal ingredient for its unparalleled traditional energy-balancing preparations and holistic approach to skin. 10 millions of First Care Serums have been sold since 1997, at the rate of one serum every 25 seconds.
After bargain hunting at the Perfumes & Cosmetic stores, I checked out another exciting new beauty store that just arrived at Terminal 1.
Calling out all those sexy Victoria’s Secret Beauty fans! Victoria’s Secrets is now available at Changi Airport!
Victoria’s Secret Beauty products, first introduced to the travellers at Changi Airport, and Singapore consumers at its Terminal 3 mega store in January 2008. The new T1 store (above pictures) is based on Victoria’s Secret’s new Travel and Tourism concept with focus on its beauty and branded accessories, hence the store name “Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories”.
In addition to its beauty products, this new concept store also gives customers the access to a range of popular products from the famous US lingerie brand, together with a limited assortment of their best-selling innerwear, sleepwear, loungewear, sunglasses and bags.
Check out a range of Victoria Secret Body Mists that are only retailing at S$19 only.
You may also purchase Victoria’s Secret Beauty products at most of the Perfumes & Cosmetics stores too.
Since I’m a frequent shopper at Changi Airport, I’ve actually signed up for the Changi Rewards card to enjoy points that can be exchanged for Changi Airport Dollars vouchers. The more I spend, the greater the rewards! ˜º
For more updates on Changi Rewards card, do visit their new revamped site at : http://www.changirewards.com/
Before I end the post, here are some of the perks to shop at Changi Airport!
Round-the-clock opening hours
Arriving or departing at wee hours? The main Perfumes & Cosmetics stores located on the Departure Transit halls of Terminal 1, 2 and 3 operate round-the-clock, ready to serve you anytime of the day.
Travel hassle-free and save on 7% GST with our pre-order service
Finding it a hassle to carry your purchases along with you on your trip? Simply inform the staff and you can choose to pick up the products from their stores when you return.
Personal shopper service
Short for time to shop at the airport? Simply give a call at +65 9735 3107 before your arrival at the airport. Tell them your shopping list and they will have the items ready for collection at the main Perfumes & Cosmetics store of the Terminal you are departing from.
90 days return policy
When you open that Perfumes & Cosmetics shopping bag, if you are not thrilled with what’s inside, they will be happy to offer a refund within 90 days of purchase. Simply return unopened or defective merchandise to them, in the original packaging, they will gladly exchange or issue a credit refund to you. However used merchandise cannot be returned unless defective.