With further restrictions and lockdowns in place and more time being spent at home, my advice is to use this time wisely and invest in your skin. Embrace make up free days and enhance your skincare routine with these great finds, all of which I have put through their paces. Not only will they nourish but they will also improve your skin’s tone, texture and appearance at the same time.
A very lightweight water-gel which is hydrating and filled with antioxidants. It contains tiny golden bubbles of L’Occitane’s Immortelle Oil Extract, which has double the amount of antioxidant that’s in vitamin E. It also contains Acmella Oleacara which helps relax muscle tension (a natural alternative to Botox), marjoram extract to kick-start your skin’s natural function so it can protect itself against UV damage, pollution and stress. L’Occitane Immortelle Overnight Reset Serum 30ml, RRP £50.00 and is available here.
Dewy glowy skin is yours with these drops, in the form of a weightless hydrating gel serum. This gel serum is formulated with a derivative of hyaluronic acid; Sodium Hyaluronate which has a lower molecule weight for seamless hydration as it is absorbed into your pores much more easily. Niacinamide helps re-balance as Lactic Acid and Thyme Extract boost clarity, giving skin a glass-like glow. Follow on with your daily moisturiser to finish. Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Dew Drops 29ml, RRP £27.00 and is available here.
I’ve been using the very effective 111SKIN sheet face and eye masks for years and was keen to try their Y Lift serum for the neck and décolletage areas – which also need a little TLC as they are usually overlooked in many skincare routines. I was surprised how effective this serum is in both sculpting and reducing lines around this area. It tones and tightens the skin with powerful firming ingredients including Progeline to rapidly reduce sagging and antioxidant NAC Y2 to stimulate cells’ natural repair system. I’ve noticed a decrease in my fine lines and that slight neck crepiness, which happens as we age, after about two months of use. 111SKIN Y Lift Neck & Décolletage Serum 50ml, RRP £250 and is available here.
Think of this serum as your little pollution shield and not just from outdoor aggressors. It provides a shield against the everyday damaging particles and blue light emitted from screens, particurlary useful when most are working from home and sitting in front of a digital device. It is formulated with peptides and 111SKIN’s innovative NAC Y² acids to strengthen the dermis’ defenses. Recommend to mix it in with your daily moisturiser for an extra layer of hidden protection. 111SKIN NAC Y² Pollution Defence Booster 20ml, RRP £85 and is available here.
A creamy light serum designed for under eye nourishment and brightening. I love that it includes probiotic ingredients (live cultures of good bacteria) to manage inflammation and reboot the production of collagen. Arnica helps manage dark circles and shea butter nourishes, managing cellular damage and activating repair. It is quite handy to use as a undereye primer before applying your concealer for a smooth application. Aurelia Brightening Eye Serum 15ml, RRP £48.00 and is available here.
Natural Manuka honey from New Zealand has long history of multiple benefits such as being antiviral, anti-inflammatory and a great antioxidant. The ultra nourishing mask is effective at targeting blemishes, even from maskne and leaves your skin feeling smooth and refreshed. Use this creamy mask over your face and neck twice wekly, leave on for 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Aura Manuka Honey Mask 75ml, RRP £27.00 and is available here.
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Kerstin // Lux Mumma