Beauty and Self-Care

Top 5 Back to Work Essentials for a Safe Return to Office


With up to 50% of Singaporeans allowed to return to the office from January 2022, I don’t need to tell you that things are very different now. Pre-Covid, it was a case of ‘wallet, keys, mobile phone’  for the list of items in your bag before running out the door – these days your essential items has a lot more additions.

As you prepare to return to the world of pantry conversations and face to face meetings, you’ll want to be prepared for navigating the office safely to minimise the risk of the spread of the virus. As well as the obvious face mask and hand sanitiser, items like portable phone sterilisers and contactless door openers can be a godsend. Read on for our list of essentials items to prepare you for a stylish and safe return to the workplace.

back to work office essentials


This is an obvious one, but you’ll want a mask that is comfortable and protective to wear for the whole day. Our 2 Layer Luxe Silk Face Mask (5 Pack) is a good option – one for every day of the week.


Most hand sanitisers in the market smell too strong and dry my hands out so I prefer a formula that is effective yet gentle on my skin. Keep your hands germ-free and protected without dryness or irritation. Created with ingredients that are gentle to the skin but effective against microbes, V-STOP Antiviral and Antibacterial Sanitising Spray is safe for use over a sustained period of time.


All that extra hand washing may leave your hands sore and dry, so make sure to have some hand cream on your desk. Aesop’s Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm smells divine and absorbs quickly, so you don’t need to worry about making your keyboard all shiny after using it. And it’s infused with skin-softening emollients that delivers rich hydration to labour-wearied hands and cuticles.


The less you can touch surfaces with your hands, the better. Add a touchless door opener to your kit and you’re sorted. This No Touch Door Opener Tool comes with a Stylus Hand Tool Button Pusher so it can be used on most touch screens and signature pads. The push buttons on various equipment such as elevators, ATM, etc. without touching. Similar in size to a small, it is easy to carry and use anytime, anywhere.


You probably touch your mobile phone – and other electronic devices – more than you touch anything else, and that’s a whole lot of opportunity for germs and bacteria to spread around. Do you clean them regularly? A UV light sanitiser could solve that problem. Casetify’s UV Sanitiser Lite fits perfectly into a handbag or backpack, and it kills 99.9 of germs in just 6 minutes.

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