With spring approaching it’s time for a beauty refresh. This simple, four-step plan will have tired and lacklustre skin glowing fast:
A supercharged cleanser will remove built up debris, exfoliate and calm the complexion. Rich in vitamins, Oskia’s Renaissance Cleansing Gel is a cult beauty buy that deeply cleanses and restores the skin with its gel-to-oil formula.
Acids are the latest trend to sweep the skin care industry, credited as the key to a dewy glow. The key ingredients to look for are Glycolic, Salicylic and Lactic acids, ideally in a combination formula. REN have recently launched their Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic, and it is a real game changer renewing the skin, minimising pores and creating a brightening effect. Glossier’s Solution is another good option that combines all 3 acids and promises to transform skin in 4 weeks.
Vitamin C is the key antioxidant for anyone living in a city. Skinceuticals C E Ferulic comes with a hefty price tag but delivers a real punch that has kept it at the top of many beauty Best Buys list for years. More affordable versions include Glossier’s Super Glow and The Ordinary’s selection of Vitamin C formulas are great. Watch out for The Ordinary’s new powder Vitamin C which is coming soon.
Finally, invest in a good moisturiser that contains Hyaluronic acid – yes more acids for your face, but don’t let that alarm you. Hyaluronic acid is the body’s own hydrating molecule and is able to absorb 1,000 times its own weight in water which helps our skin stay plump and supple. Vichy’s Mineral 89 Hyaluronic Acid Face Moisturiser, combines the healing powers of thermal water alongside Hyaluronic Acid to give skin a real surge of hydration. Medik8 Hyrd8 B5 Skin Rehydration Serum, is Hyaluronic in a serum form which can be applied before your usual moisturiser, or mixed in. Again Glossier also do a fantastic serum called Super Bounce, which won’t break the bank.