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Thursday June 27, 2013

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Skin recharger

INFUSE and recharge skin with Estee Lauder’s newest edition of Nutritious, a skincare range with the potency of skin-boosting pomegranate.

An upgrade of its 2007 collection, Nutritious contains pomegranate nectar infusion as well as bio-converted oxidant-rich super berries (bio-fermented cranberry, blueberry and olfberry) that is said to help promote the activation of skin’s detoxifying enzymes, maximise skin’s self-defence and acts as a natural catalyst to promote natural anti-oxidant activity.

The collection features five products: Radiant Vitality 2-in-1 Foam Cleanser, Energy Lotions, Essence Oil and 2-Step Treatment.

The Dual-action Foam Cleanser contains charged clay to help detoxify surface pollutants on skin. It can be used as a daily cleanser and purifying mask. Energy Lotions are available in two textures – Fresh Moist and Intense Moist. It infuses skin with long-lasting hydration, vita-minerals and anto-oxidants while detoxifying skin of environmental aggressors.

Packed with the power of pure pomegranate extract plus natural nourishing lipids and vitamin E, Essence Oil helps revitalise, fortify and protect skin. 2-Step Treatment combines a detoxifying clay mask with nutrient infusing gel mask which cleanses pores and surface impurities while the mask replenishes and rebalances moisture levels.

Available at Estee Lauder counters nationwide. Prices are between RM115 and RM240.

Perfect pair

SUN exposure, stress, pollution and other factors can cause skin changes that can lead to ageing. Don’t fret, for there are ways to combat the effects of said aggressors. From Sothys, there’s the Oxy-Mineral & Vitamin Treatment Serum and 2-in-1 Mask, said to be able to help detoxify, as well as revitalise your skin.

The former contains a complex of multi-functional vitamins and a cocktail of minerals, which shields the skin against unfriendly environmental factors. The latter is rich in grains to remove surface impurities when used as a scrub.

Both contain extremely nourishing ingredients of peach-apricot extracts and polyphenols that can work to help your skin regain its former, youthful radiance.

Priced from RM198. Available at all participating Sothys outlets.

Totally natural

AS much as one may have a go-to brand for replacing a pair of jeans or running shoes, the same applies to skincare products. You could be looking for a reliable product which you can trust, especially in terms of ingredients.

In this regard, you could try out Bio2you. It’s a 100% organic brand that carries the Eco Bio Cosmetics Certification. This means that its products are completely natural and free of possibly harmful, non-vegetable origin substances.

The star ingredient is precious sea-buckthorn oil. Derived from the sea-buckthorn berry, it is said to be a “superfruit” and contains more than 190 biologically active compounds with anti-ageing properties.

The full range of products from Bio2you include cleansers, masks, serums, toners, hand creams and even self-tan lotions.

Prices start from RM55. Available at the Muse by Watsons store in Sunway Pyramid.

Replace elastin loss

The loss of skin elasticity is one of the main factors in making skin look older and more tired. To rejuvenate skin, Japanese skincare brand Astalift unveiled its new beauty essence, Astalift Essence Destiny.

Combining the brand’s signature ingredient, Astaxanthin, it contains Lycopene, red carotenoid pigment found in tomatoes, watermelons and persimmons, good for promoting the natural production of antioxidants in skin cells. It is said to also increase the lifespan of Astaxanthin, enhancing its antioxidant capacity by approximately three times.

To optimise the permeability of its ingredients, Astalift utilises Fujifilm’s proprietary research in nano-technology accumulated in the photographic field to develop nano-size Astaxanthin and Lycopene molecules. The essence is claimed to improve and maintain skin firmness by slowing down the loss of elasticity in the epidermis. It also contains royal jelly, skin-firming Elastin and three types of collagens that help replenish and retain moisture in skin.

Price: RM228. Available at Astalift stores at Menara Axis, PJ; Bangsar Shopping Centre, KL; Parkson Plaza Merdeka, Kuching and Muse by Watson, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Centre, PJ.

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