If your summer budget won’t stretch to a spa or salon trip, try these intelligent beauty treatments for clinic-level results
New from Dermalogica, Age Bright Clearing Serum is an active, highly concentred product designed to clear breakouts and brighten skin tone. With salicylic acid to accelerate cell turnover, a process that slows down with age and causes congestion in the pores, breakouts and the signs of ageing can be reduced.
Designed to switch your skin back on, Elemis Biotec Skin Energising Cleanser will boost your skin by increasing cellular activity. Leaving your complexion looking fresh, energised and beautifully revived, this wash-off cleanser kick-starts the Elemis Biotec system, preparing your skin for optimum performance. Charged with a trio of acids in an uplifting electrolyte solution, the deep cleansing action helps to reduce surface oils and impurities, while helping to rebalance the skin.
A potent skin brightening treatment, Dermalogica’s PowerBright TRx C12 Pure Bright Serum is a lightweight, highly-active topical treatment to combat hyperpigmentation (brown spots, discoloration and uneven skin tone) around the clock. The advanced formula absorbs quickly to optimise efficacy while helping to increase skin luminosity.
Murad’s Complete Reform increases firmness to reveal healthy, radiant and wrinkle-free skin. It contains glycolic acid to exfoliate and reveal a brighter, firmer complexion, and antioxidants, so skin looks brighter, younger and stronger, with natural radiance boosted.
Suitable for even the most sensitive skin, Elemental Herbology Facial Glow Radiance Peel is a gentle exfoliator that works on two levels to remove dead skin cells and improve radiance. Used weekly, it encourages cell renewal and helps you to achieve instantly softer and smoother skin.
For that all-round spa feel, the Gatineau Summer Quench Collection contains the perfect complementary products to provide you with hydrated and glowing skin for summer. The collection includes Tan Accelerating Lotion (400ml), Aquamemory High Hydration Cream Mask (75ml) and Perfection Ultime Nourishing Lip Balm (SPF15), all presented in a gorgeous rose cosmetics bag.
Gentle enough for daily use, Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant is a unique, rice-based enzyme powder that microfoliates dulling debris and instantly leaves skin noticeably smoother and brighter. Gentle enough for daily use, and balancing pigmentation for a more even complexion, it removes dulling surface debris to reveal brighter, smoother skin, as well as stimulating cell renewal for improved suppleness.
A primer that offers skin care benefits along with aiding a flawless base, Balance Me Hyaluronic Plumping Primer tightens and smoothes the skin with improved texture and hydrating properties. Improving the skin’s barrier function, it aids skin elasticity, resulting in reduced wrinkle depth. The cross-linked hyaluronic ‘filler’ works topically to instantly fill fine lines, target surface dehydration and offer an immediate, visible plumping effect.
A rich, intensively hydrating, overnight moisturiser, Medik8 Advance Night Restore promotes cell-longevity and helps to improve the appearance of tired skin overnight. Supporting the skin’s natural restoration mechanisms, it is ideal for night-time skin texture renewal: and with calming botanical extracts, including valerian and passionflower, it helps to boost your ‘beauty sleep’, too.
Another new product from Dermalogica, Age Bright Spot Fader is a 2-in-1, brightening spot treatment that helps reduce the appearance of active breakouts and the marks they leave behind. It works to improve uneven skin tone and is ideal for adults concerned about the post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation that can result from breakouts. To use this product, apply it directly upon the first sign of a breakout – and reapply twice daily until the spot fades.