3 FANTASTIC New Skin Cherishers
Biologically speaking your skin is one of your most precious possessions and your largest organ. You’ll have it from the time you’re born (and before actually!) until the time you die.
LOVE THY SKIN
I’ve always been in awe of the skin, it does an incredible job.
It protects our insides, has the ability to heal itself when damaged, and keeps our bodily temperature on an even keel. It’s a complex peace of physiology made up of layers, cells, oils (lipids, sebum) and membranes.
We demand a lot of it. As well as taking for granted that it will do all of the above by rote we expect it to look fantastic as well; even when we don’t treat it so well. Think Ab Fab and bubbles, cigs and sun!
So let’s get pampering our hardworking skin and treat it with things it loves like hydration, antioxidants, peptides, vitamins, botanical extracts, rich oils and, because I know you love a bit of luxe, caviar!
Here’s three skin cherishing beauties just for you. I know you’ll find something to adore…
Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster
The iconic Elizabeth Arden’s new Active Skincare Renewal Boost is all about repairing, transforming and making your skin as healthy as it possibly can.
Developed in collaboration with a biotech company, Signum Dermalogix, it works on the surface layer of the skin (stratum corneum or epidermis), the one visible to the world, to help it defend and renew itself. Elizabeth Arden explain it well when they say ‘the epidermis can be likened to a brick wall; cells filled with proteins (bricks) are embedded in essential lipids (mortar).
Why you’ll love it:
- It makes the most of your skin’s microflora to strengthen its natural defenses.
- It reinforces the outer layer of your skin.
- It gives your skin’s natural moisturing qualities a boost and helps it retain its moisture.
- probiolotic complex to nourish and soothe.
- sea fennel to enhance the cell renewal on the surface of your skin and add luminosoity.
- grasswort extract to hydrate and reduce water loss.
I’ve been using it since I received it and I love it as an extra addition to my skin. It’s light and absorbs nicely.
2. La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream . Sheer
Oh me, oh my.
From La Prairie comes the ultimate in luxury.
In case you don’t know La Prairie is a luxury brand that comes out of Switzerland (read the history here). Sorry the competition’s long over and we’re no longer Gorgeousosity. I miss Gorgeousosity, do you?
La Prairie pride themselves on providing scientific based skincare that is 5 Star.
Indeed, back in the 1980s, the La Prairie scientists made it their mission to create revolutionary skincare with unparalleled luxury and anti-aging results.
This led them to studying caviar (fish eggs/roe from wild sturgeon fish), which we all know is synonymous with great wealth. The amazing thing about these fish is that they can live for over 100 years. Wow.
Caviar is also scientifically renowned for its nutrients and health benefits and has been ever since the 4th Century BC. Don’t you love things that stand the test of time?Caviar is rich in life-supporting minerals, vitamins, amino-acids and lipids, omega-3 and -6 fatty acids. Click To Tweet
Caviar extract has been shown to stimulate the production of collagen and an increase of collagen levels contributes to skin firming. We all love that don’t we?
That’s why La Prairie’s caviar range is all about lifting and firming our skin. I love it. The serum even has little balls that you squish just like caviar.
The Skin Caviar Luxe Cream was launched in 1998 and made history as it was centred around caviar and was one of the most expensive skincare creams to hit the market. It didn’t matter. It was a complete sellout!
It’s still a best seller.
And now…da da….it’s got a sister – Skin Caviar Luxe Cream • Sheer.
Now fans can get it in Cream and/or Sheer. They’re identical in their results, the sheer formula is just a little lighter than the cream. It lifts, firms, contours and refines and is music to our ears!
Why You’ll Love It:
It promises new skin elasticity and firmness in four weeks.
It promises to lift and refine the jawline in eight weeks.
How to apply:
- After cleansing and toning, apply to face, neck and décolleté. Avoid eye area. Use over Skin Caviar Liquid Lift, Skin Caviar Crystalline Concentre or serum of choice.
- Use morning and evening.
I’ve been putting the new Skin Caviar Luxe Cream . Sheer on and feeling a million dollars all day long. It makes my skin beautifully soft. It hasn’t been long enough yet to evidence the lifting, but I’ll update this in eight weeks so come back. I just couldn’t wait to tell you about it.
3. Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair
The Slug: AGE PREVENTION ON YOUR TERMS:
This little tube (actually two tubes) of anti-aging power has got us all in a stir.
As the name suggests it’s based on retinol (vitamin A), which is scientifically and medically recognized as definitely effective in repairing the signs of aging: stimulating skin renewal, evening out skin tone, reversing the signs of sun damage, and thickening the skin (this is a good thing).
But you can’t just use any retinol product. It must contain enough levels of the active ingredient to be effective and the correct type of retinol encapsulated in the right way. Retinol can be unstable and when it’s exposed to light and air it can degrade.
Plus, because it’s so effective, you need to lead up to stronger doses or – in other words – train or pre-condition the skin otherwise it can become irritated or reddened.
“While the benefits of using retinol on the skin are numerous, skin irritation or a ‘retinoid reaction’ can be a common side effect, with some individuals experiencing itching, burning, redness, and peeling,” says Caroline Parker, Head of Education for Dermalogica New Zealand.
Dermalogica’s new Overnight Retinol Repair is a goody because it comes with a Buffer that you can mix with the retinol to use smaller amounts and build up your skin’s tolerance. It also uses a microencapsulation technology that keeps the retinol stable (and effective).
“Rather than creating a new line of retinol products with varying degrees of concentration, the Overnight Retinol Repair comes with a Buffer Cream. This allows you to customise the concentration of retinol being applied to your skin – making it quite unique. We recommend starting with a mix of one part Overnight Retinol Repair to three parts Buffer Cream, and gradually inversing the ratios as skin acclimates to the treatment,” concludes Parker.
Why you’ll love it:
- Skin will look smoother and firmer in as little as two weeks.
- The formula contains 0.5% retinol, pure Vitamin A, which has been shown to reverse both the signs of intrinsic ageing (genetics) as well as extrinsic ageing (environmental). Most retinol products you can buy over the counter include around 0.1% or less.
Things to Know:
1. You must use sunscreen when using retinol products – minimum SPF30 broad spectrum.
2. Avoid exfoliating over the first two to four weeks.
3. You can use Overnight Retinol Repair nightly or as a course one to times a year.
4. It’s not for you if you are pregnant.
Stand by for next week when we’ll bring you three new skin cherishers from the natural and organic beauty world :-).
Our promise: We only share with you products we have actually tried and tested and feel you’ll love.
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