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Skincare Superheroes: Beauty Expert’s Cult Skincare Products

What makes a skincare superhero?  A super serum? A rejuvenating night cream? Or a revitalising eye cream? Whether it’s a product that will leap to the rescue of dull, tired skin or a reinvigorating cream that helps stop lines and wrinkles in their tracks, we’ve got it covered. Meet the five cult skincare products that you will fall in love with this season.

The Glycolic Acid

Superhero name: Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask

Nemesis: Dirt, dead skin and build up

A godsend for congested skin, the product’s 5% glycolic acid element works to gently to dissolve the bonds that hold dead skin build-up, actively removing them to reveal a flawless complexion.  The potent bio active peel works to reduce fine lines and dramatically improve skin tone, firmness and radiance.

How to use:  Apply a generous amount onto clean skin over both the face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Leave for 10 minutes before gently removing with a warm dampened cloth and repeat once a week.

Expert tip: This product is not recommended for sensitive skin or for use following shaving.

The Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

Superhero name: Elemis Pro-collagen Cleansing Balm

Nemesis: Dirt, dryness and left over makeup

Purposely designed to remove left over makeup and dirt particles, this superhero cleansing balm purifies deep in to the skin, removing impurities whilst keeping it exquisitely hydrated. Supercharged with luxurious Rose and Mimosa waxes, the powerful balm works hard to dissolve daily grime as well as pollutants.

“My skin felt deeply, abnormally clean, and super-soft…It’s an exceptional cleanser” India Knight Sunday Times Style

How to use: Warm a teaspoon size amount in to the palm of your hand and massage over the face and neck. Remove with a warm, damp cleansing cloth.

Expert tip: Use on a daily basis as a cleansing balm or leave it on for 10 minutes on a weekly basis for a deeply nourishing facial mask.

The Miracle Eye Cream

Superhero name: Strivectin Ar Eye Serum

Nemesis: Dark circles, puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles

This miracle eye cream is the only solution for those sophisticated ladies who are concerned with deep-set and stubborn wrinkles. The product combines some of the most powerful anti-aging actives, NIA-114 and retinol, for a true powerhouse combination that really works.

How to use: Use your finger to gently pat a small amount to the area around the eyes, both morning and night.

Expert tip: Retinol can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so make sure to use alongside a SPF product.

The SOS Serum

Superhero name: Caudalie Vinosource Sos Serum

Nemesis: Dryness, Redness and Ageing

This high potency serum will breathe new life in to dehydrated, dull skin. Exclusively formulated with the brand’s organic grape water, the serum deeply penetrates the skin, reactivating its ability to retain moisture over time. It’s patented grape-seed polyphenols provide protection against pollutants and free radicals, leaving skin hydrated, refreshed  and supple.

How to use: Apply both morning and night after cleansing and prior to using moisturiser.

The Ultimate Supplement

Superhero name: Imedeen Time Perfection Supplement

Nemesis: Ageing, stress and collagen breakdown

It’s not just external products which can have a massive impact on our skin. These skin perfecting tablet can help combat visible signs of ageing from the inside. Recommended for those over the age of 40, the capsules feature an exclusive Marine Complex which contains proteins similar to those found in the skin’s supporting tissue. Rich in Grape Seed Extract, Vitamin C and Zinc, the award-winning tablets help improve skin quality and contribute to the normal formation of collagen.

How to use:  Take two tablets once daily and you should see visible results after 12 weeks of use.

Expert tip: Be sure to maintain a healthy lifestyle and varied diet whilst taking the supplement. Pregnant or women that are breast-feeding should consult their doctor before taking.




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