Staying in may be the ‘new normal’, but there are plenty of fresh, new beauty products to try as we move towards summer
Self-care is one of the most popular and beneficial things we’re all doing right now. Having a bit more time to look after our skin and hair, as well as staying active, can have a measurably positive effect on wellbeing, as well as helping us to look the best we can.
And, if you’re saving money on travel, socialising and dining out, this could be a good time to invest in some of the latest beauty treatments to try at home.
Here’s five of the latest and greatest at Beauty Flash:
Providing physical sunscreen for all, Dermalogica has introduced a sun protection innovation. Invisible Physical Defence SPF30 is a sunscreen that works for every skin type. Easily applied after your usual Dermalogica moisturiser, it blends on all skin tones and offers critical defence against UV rays and blue light. An excellent post-treatment option, with soothing properties for even sensitive skin types, it contains a bioactive mushroom complex to help reduce UV-induced redness and dryness, antioxidant matcha green tea to help fight free radical damage from UV and visible light, and argan oil, tocopherol and bisabolol to help soothe skin.
Medik8’s Clarity Peptides helps you to achieve visibly perfected, luminous skin when you need it most. If a lack of sleep, poor diet, alcohol or stress have been taking their toll during lockdown, your skin may be blemish-prone and dull. Clarity Peptides, a skin perfecting peptide complex, contains three potent actives: 10% niacinamide, which calms and soothes redness, blotchy skin and blemishes; crystalide peptide, which adds light reflection for a translucent skin effect; and zinc PCA to minimise sebum production and balance skin bacteria to tackle blemishes. Penetrating the skin immediately it has a lightweight and milky texture, helping to create a nourished and luminous complexion.
Powered by a blend of green mandarin essential oils, glycolic acid and soothing botanical oils to resurface your skin, leaving you revitalised and glowing, Decleor’s Green Mandarin Exfoliating Bi Phase Peel is an overnight exfoliating facial peel to leave skin smoothed and radiant, looking less tired and with the skin’s texture appearing refined and renewed. You can use this overnight peel as a 28-day course to achieve glowing and radiant skin, then continue to use it as a top-up when your skin looks a little dull and needs brightening.
Recommended for oily skin, Dermalogica’s new Active Clay Cleanser is formulated with powerful prebiotics to remove impurities and excess oil without disturbing the skin’s lipid barrier. Oily skin needs balance – but some cleansers strip the skin’s protective moisture barrier and actually cause it to produce more oil. Active Clay Cleanser deeply purifies to help balance oily skin with a dual-action, mineral-rich clay and charcoal formula that actively cleanses and purifies. Kaolin clay absorbs excess oil, and activated charcoal powerfully absorbs impurities to help balance skin. Botanical lipids and murumuru seed work together to attract and remove excess oil from skin while helping to protect its natural lipid barrier and promote a healthy microbiome; and a bioflavonoid-rich complex of citrus, aloe and broccoli extract helps purify pores while leaving skin smooth, refined and revitalised.
Medik8’s first lip balm, Mutiny is a squalane-based alternative gel-like balm. It instantly melts into an oil on the lips, providing instant and long-lasting hydration. Rather than relying on occlusives such as petrolatum, Mutiny is a beautifully nourishing formula that is absorbed into the lips to replenish lost lipids and give your pout a skin-like protection level that prevents any lost moisture. It is also intensified with plant-sourced sea buckthorn oil, which infuses the top layers of the lip skin with omega oils to visibly repair and restore its natural barrier, helping to support the natural healing process of chapped lips.