This year, the fire of a revolution started when Alicia Keys went foundation-free for her new album cover as well as for her appearance at the VMAs.

Alicia Keys explained the reasons behind her actions, stating that she decided to do away with the many years of stress that had been placed on her to always look “perfect”. Now, she is grateful for taking that bold step forward, forgoing makeup even when attending a prestigious event. In her words, it was “the strongest, most empowered, most free, and most honestly beautiful” she had ever felt.

Women all over the world cheered as they felt liberated by her actions. That constant standard of looking impeccable all the time was slowly getting vanquished. For the longest time, for most women, makeup forms a large chunk of their daily routines. Many no longer see makeup as “optional” but a necessity before leaving the house. However, this really doesn’t have to be the case. Makeup can still be enjoyed without being a form of societal pressure. As long as one is confident in their own beauty and skin, going out with or without it is inconsequential.

Related: 4 Simple, Everyday Things For A Foundation-free Complexion

At Porcelain, we strongly advocate going foundation-free. Our skin breathes better and ultimately heals quicker from impurities that clog throughout the day. Redness in skin or marks from acne? Nothing a lightly tinted moisturizer couldn’t fix, instead of a heavy-based foundation.

After all, it is more advantageous to improve skin health with skincare instead of constantly covering up. Additionally, going foundation-free can provide that extra 15 minutes of shuteye, leading to an even clearer and brighter complexion!

To read the Straits Times’ latest article and Porcelain’s founder’s comments on going Foundation Free, simply read:

Mothers’ Day is just round the corner and so here comes the annual dilemma of what gift is truly befitting. Fret not, we’ve got your back, and here are two fantastic gift ideas we have in-store that are perfect for the most special woman in our lives.

What’s better than gifting the Best Restorative Facial (Harper’s Bazaar Singapore), Best Line Reducing Facial (Women’s Weekly) – the Porcelain Proionic Facial, and let us indulge her thoroughly. This luxurious treatment targets saggy, aging skin problems as well as dull and fatigued skin. You can read more about the treatment here. There’s no better way to say “I love you mom” than to let the results of the Proionic Facial speak for itself, when she walks out looking more rejuvenated, with a more youthful looking visage. Usual Price – $408.80.

“Always love your mother because you will never get another.” Likewise, pamper your mother’s skin because she will never have another. Let her worry about giving her age away no more! Lavish her with our RevitalEyes Silk Mask that will work its magic around crow feet and eye bags. Inspired by the ancient benefits of silk, this velvety smooth mask reduces the appearance of delicate lines, leaving a healthy radiance around her eyes. Trust us, it will be particularly rewarding to watch her eyes regain the light from her youth. Usual Price: $48 for a box of 6.

Contact us at to purchase either gift at 20% discount by quoting “ILOVEMYMOM” by 31st May 2016.

Additionally, participate in our Mothers’ Day Contest to stand a chance to win Porcelain products and a spa session worth SGD$1812! Simply follow @PorcelainFaceSpa and upload your photo on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #UniquelySimilar to share with us how you are uniquely similar to your mother. We will pick our favourite entry and the entry with most likes as our two lucky winners! For more details on our Mothers’ Day Contest, click here.