A summer ‘tweak’, at home

A summer ‘tweak’, at home

Beauty ‘tweakments’ are all the rage – here’s how to get your fix without paying a salon visit (or salon prices) 

Tweakments – salon-based alternatives to cosmetic surgery – are hugely popular. Much less invasive (and risky) than a face lift, you can roll back the years in your lunch hour with little/no downtime.

But tweakments can be financially painful, and may result in redness or swelling, particularly when peels, needles or lasers are involved…

To save time and money, consider one of these ‘tweakment’ style products and enjoy firmer, younger-looking skin at home:

Dermalogica Age Smart Power Rich  – this potent moisturising treatment stimulates collagen production, helping to increase firmness and elasticity. A blend of multivitamins and active botanicals it includes red seaweed, rice extract, soy protein phytoestrogens, kukui nut and licorice to hydrate, exfoliate and help reverse the signs of premature ageing. Treating the most common concerns associated with changing or ageing skin, it stimulates cell renewal, enhances cell turnover, treats prematurely ageing skin and reinforces the skin’s ability to combat dehydration.

Elemis Pro Collagen Quartz Lift Serum – a powerful yet light serum, Quartz Lift imparts an immediate lifting and firming effect on the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The jewel of Elemis’s Pro-Collagen Collection, it contains the purest concentration of marine extract (padina pavonica) plus precious minerals to improve cellular performance and natural cell defence mechanisms. For maximum anti-ageing efficacy, Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Serum can be used under Pro-Collagen Marine Cream during the day, and under Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream in the evening.

Dermalogica Age Smart Super Rich Repair – this super-concentrated, heavyweight cream combats chronically dry, dehydrated and prematurely ageing skin conditions while it repairs and protects. The richest Dermalogica moisturiser, it soothes, hydrates and replenishes even the thirstiest skin while acting as a protective salve to fight extreme cold and dry environmental conditions. Stimulating collagen synthesis and hyaluronic acid production, it helps to repair, smoothes fine dryness lines, helps restore elasticity and replenishes barrier lipids while moisturising skin. One of Dermalogica’s hero products, it also soothes and insulates skin from extreme environmental elements while fighting inflammation.

Murad Professional Eye Lift Firming Treatment – infusing the delicate eye area with exclusive, proprietary surface filling and firming technologies, this professional strength treatment instantly lifts, firms and visibly reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The first product in the new Murad Professional collection, Eye Lift Firming Treatment allows you to bring home the same professional strength formulas used in Dr. Murad’s world-renowned dermatology office. Enjoy dramatically youthful skin, without post-surgical downtime.

Decleor Prolagene Lift Lavandula Iris Lift and Firm Eye Care – suitable for mature skin, Decleor’s anti-ageing eye cream boosts firmness and adds radiance around the eye area. A fragrance-free eye cream with a double-action formula to lift the eye contour area and boost luminosity, L-PROLINE complex and Natural Eye Tech Peptide help to combat signs of ageing by re-energising the support fibres and reactivating the microcirculation. Reducing puffiness and smoothing wrinkles, Eye Light Technology combines optical agents with pearlescent particles to brighten dark circles and restore luminosity to the eye area. This product has been designed with an innovative massage spatula to allow for precise application and blending around the eye contour, which also enhances drainage.

Medik8 Hydr8 Night – a rich, intensively hydrating, overnight moisturiser, Hydr8 Night contains professional strength Resveratrol (derived from Japanese giant knotweed) for cell longevity. Resveratrol is a new class of active ingredient; a Silent Information Regulator, promoting cell-longevity and helping to improve the appearance of tired skin overnight. This product also contains rejuvenating Beta-Glucan helping to support the skin’s natural restoration mechanisms and ideal for nighttime skin texture renewal. Together with calming botanical extracts, including valerian and passionflower, Hydr8 Night is all you need to get an optimum ‘beauty sleep’.