A round-up of some brilliant new skin products I’ve been trying out
September 9, 2015
In these times of technological innovations and especially when it comes to skin care, the old notion of having to use products all from the same brand/range is not cast in stone any longer. I know some people prefer to stick to products from the same range/brand and if that works for them – brilliant! Having to test and review so many products, I’ve kind-of honed my skin skills over the years and have by now the ability to combine certain products from different ranges to give me the best personal results. I for one am all for using products from different brands but mostly what I’m trying to say is – whatever works for you! Admittedly some ranges are super technical and need the different products to be from the same range because they work in synergy, but apart from those exceptions, I say find what works for your skin best with the best results and you can’t go wrong. I am in no way saying that you should definitely stick to one range in your regime, but I am also not saying that you shouldn’t. Use what you find to be the most effective. In saying this, I have been playing around with some new launches and each and every one of the products, all from different brands did something for my skin that I’m completely happy with.
ENVIRON AVANCE DFP312 PEPTIDE CREAM – This is a smart anti aging cream if I’ve ever seen one. I like using the light cream formula for day time moisturization. Developed with 3 peptides (Matrixyl Synthe, Matrixyl 3000 and Trylagen) this cream is very effective in smoothing out fine lines and plumping out skin. I find that it’s a simple and non-greasy cream to use with a beautiful revitalized effect. As you know peptides are an important component in anti aging skin care and the effect of daily life, environmental factors and age will be less visible on your skin. The moisturizing effect lasts all day and not once did I feel dry or have makeup move during use. Over all, my skin feels completely nourished and radiant, plumped up and smooth. This new cream is available from this month at Environ salons and selected outlets.
BABOR ANTI AGING COLLAGEN BOOSTER FLUID – Love love love. The box contains 7 ampules and I use one ampule per day for morning and evening use to make it last longer and not waste a single drop. The light formula combats the loss of skin elasticity and regenerates skin like a charm. I concentrated on areas where you tend to notice lines that appear with age and loss of elasticity and I found these little ampules of goodness brilliant to add moisture, plump up skin, firm skin and smooth out fine lines. The pack retails for R730 and should make a great difference if you use it every day.
FILORGA NUTRI-FILLER SKIN RESTORER REPLENISHING CREAM – Now this is the bomb right here. I am obsessed with this facial cream. I use it at night combined with the Filorga Sleep Recovery Serum and the combination is pure heaven. Although it is developed to be a day cream I found the richness perfect for night time use and I especially like the way my skin feels the next morning because it is intensely nourishing and smoothes out facial contours beautifully. Loss of firmness and elasticity is address with intense nutrition to the skin with the inclusion of shea butter and argan oil. Skin is regenerated with Davilla Rugosa plant extract that boost collagen renewal and therefor improving firmness. The U-Zone of the face (along sides down towards jaw and chin line) is lifted because the slackening effect that comes with age can change the shape of the face and give it a rounder shape. The Red Algae based active ingredient remodels the skin and helps redefine your facial shape by making sure the slackening effect is minimized. Lastly, the Filorga patented NCTF anti aging formula contains hyaluronic acid that aids in adding moisture and firming the skin. Look out for this new day cream at selected Edgars and Red Square stores.
SKINCEUTICALS PHYSICAL EYE UV DEFENSE SPF50 – To my knowledge this is the first ever UV defense cream dedicated to the eye area only. It offers 100% mineral UVA and UVB protection and evens the skin tone under the eyes as well as the eye lid itself. It is non-migrating and is a perfect under eye makeup base, so you can apply your concealer over or under it. This super light cream to powder formula is opthamologist tested and will not irritate sensitive eyes at all. The universal tone works for all skin shades and is enriched with ceramides to nourish while making sure makeup stays put during the day. It evens out discoloration and I found that the consistency is light enough to not be greasy or sticky. Sensitive skins can use this with ease and you can use it safely from under the brow right down to under the eyes – how brilliant? This eye cream is available from Skinceuticals stockists now.
SAMPAR 3 DAY WEEKEND CREAM – Brilliant to start using this time of the year, this light gel formula offers moisturization while activating and extending a tan. It stimulates the skin’s natural melanin (a pigment necessary for tanning) to give you a sun kissed look without the actual tanning bit and exposure to the sun. The product is not a self tanner, so not to worry that you’ll sport that self tan smell or stains. It works gradually and will have you looking like you had a 3 day weekend getaway by Monday monring! Look out for Sampar at selected Woolworths and Edgars stores.
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