STEP UP YOUR SKINCARE THIS SPRING​

Changing weather can wreak havoc upon the skin, so the arrival of a new season offers the perfect time to assess your beauty regime.



Just as you would transition your wardrobe according to the season, it’s essential to do the same for your skincare. The question is, which products should you be using and which should you be avoiding? Keep reading for our skincare experts’ advice on spring-cleaning your skincare this season.

HOW TO NOURISH YOUR SKIN AT NIGHT

Life is busy. Between work, family and friends it can seem as if there’s barely anytime to take care of yourself. After a long day, skincare often takes a backseat, especially when it’s far too tempting to fall straight into bed. But you should never underestimate the power of a good night time skincare routine.

7 PRODUCTS TO BOOST YOUR GLOW​

Achieving a healthy glow is top of everyone’s beauty wish list, but when a bad skin day rears its head it feels as if you’re attempting to attain the impossible. However, achieving fresh-faced radiance isn’t as hard as it may sound. It’s all about incorporating the right products with the right ingredients, think Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid, to boost vitality and refine skin tone no matter what your skin type. If you’re confused about the products you should be using to enhance your complexion, our top 7 recommendations promise to boost your glow in no time!  1. Micro Exfoliant  Bursting with natural actives, including Papaya Enzymes and Diatomaceous Earth, the dual-action microdermabrasion of Micro Exfoliant helps to soothe, calm and brighten the skin. Its gentle exfoliating action removes dead cells to eliminate dull complexions and restore natural radiance. Top Tip: For deep cleansing and optimum exfoliation, use 2-3 times a week. 2. Super Serum Duo Packed full of Vitamin C, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract and Retinol, the Super Serum system slows the effects of ageing whilst resurfacing and rejuvenating the complexion. Using the Super Serum Day and Super Serum Night in conjunction will help to re-educate and uplift your skin, ensuring sheer luminosity.  3. Brightening Boost Brightening Boost targets signs of premature ageing by stimulating collagen production and balancing skin tone, reducing signs of pigmentation and promoting a brighter, fresher appearance. Enhanced with Hyaluronic Microspheres and Vitamin C, this energising formulation penetrates the skins surface to deliver greater stimulation. 4. Illuminating Primer Create a flawless base for makeup and add an instant glow with Illuminating Primer. Our blend of Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E promises to leave skin looking smooth, balanced and fresh whilst the addition of Soft Focus Technology corrects colour and blurs blemishes. Pores are tightened and fine lines smoothed for a youthful, healthy finish.  5. Resurface & Peel Homecare Kit ​Our powerful combination of Glycolic, Salicylic, Lactic and Citric acids offers a welcome treat for anyone suffering with congestion, breakouts and uneven skin tone. Stubborn dead skin cells are loosened, pores decongested and skin firmed to restore a youthful glow. Top Tip: Use once a week for six weeks to truly refresh and replenish your complexion.  6. Hydra Lift Serum  This advanced serum provides an instant facelift effect by firming, toning and plumping the skin from within. A blend of Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C actively promotes the production of collagen to reduce the visible signs of ageing by maintaining optimum moisture levels and restoring elasticity.  7. Beauty Balm  Created using our innovative blend of vitamins, minerals and zesty essential oils, this indulgent balm stimulates the skin to boost radiance. Enhanced with Hyaluronic Acid, Beauty Balm improves elasticity, tightens pores and maintains moisture levels to promote a smooth and fresh look whilst the addition of Vitamin E calms and soothes signs of redness. Top Tip: For the perfect beauty boost to wake up the skin create a mask by applying a thick layer and leaving for 15 minutes. Remove the residue with toner or warm water to reveal instantly more youthful-looking skin!​

HERO INGREDIENT – VITAMIN C​​

WHAT IS IT & WHY SHOULD YOU I BE USING IT?​​  Vitamin C is one of the most crucial ingredients for revitalising the skin, which is why we try to incorporate it into as many of our formulas as possible. Its antioxidant properties not only make it a vital molecule for skin health but out bodies also need it to produce collagen. High levels of the vitamin are naturally present in both the dermis and epidermis of the skin; however, ageing causes a decline in Vitamin C content. Applying Vitamin C to the skin topically in the form of serums, masks and moisturisers promises to keep skin looking younger and more radiant for longer.​   A simple addition to your skincare regime, Vitamin C promises to uplift skin tone. It tackles a variety of concerns from premature ageing and pigmentation to increasing cell renewal, helping to restore radiance for an unmistakably natural glow. Vitamin C has been shown to decrease water loss and retain moisture due to its ability to absorb easily into the skin. It is these properties that make it so effective at keeping the skin hydrated, making it the perfect ingredient for anyone with dry or sensitive skin. Vitamin C is also commended as a strong antioxidant, helping to strengthen the skins barrier and thicken its dermis. Incorporating products such as our Super Serum Duo into your skincare regime will help to re-educate the skin, reducing the effects of sunburn caused by exposure to harmful UV rays whilst preventing the consequences of long term sun exposure.​  KEY BENEFITS:  Vitamin C is key for stimulating and maintaining collagen production, helping to protect the skin from signs of premature ageing. It also helps safeguard from sun damage and reduce the appearance of pigmentation and imperfections to promote a bright, fresh-faced appearance.  Its anti-oxidant properties help slow the rate of free-radical damage on the skin. Derivatives of Vitamin C, such as Ascorbic Acid, can neutralise free radicals and even reverse their effects on the skin including dryness, flaky patches and premature ageing.  Pollution attacks the skins natural barriers leaving the face feeling sensitive and irritated. Vitamin C protects the skin from the dirt, grime and impurities found in the air by aiding in the healing of wounds and reducing signs of inflammation and redness.  Vitamin C promotes the production of collagen, which is a prime substance for binding skin cells together. Better collagen production is a key attribute of healthy, smooth and younger looking skin, helping to reduce signs of premature ageing and promoting an enviably even skin tone and texture.   OUR PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS Hydra Lift Serum is an energising serum formulated to revitalise and refresh the complexion whilst promoting sheer luminosity. Hydra Lift Serum offers an advanced active complex that provides an instant facelift-feel by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and restoring elasticity. Super Serum Duo will reduce signs of premature ageing whilst nourishing, protecting and brightening the skin for a fresh look. AHA Night Cream softens and smooths the skins micro-relief whilst delivering a concentrated boost of hydration and refine skin tone. Resurface & Peel Homecare Kit eliminates dull complexions and sloughs dead skin cells for an instant radiance renewal. RENU Radiant Skin Peel is a powerful anti-ageing exfoliator that buffs away dead skin cells whilst reducing pore size to reveal a brighter, lighting complexion.   

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