Vanity Fare: Restore and refresh with the right beauty products

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  • Saturday, 21 May 2022

All you need are the right products to help your skin recover from the festive season. Photo: Dr.Jart+

We have had a good long break, plus some pretty intensive catching up sessons with friends and family in the past two weeks. After all the festivities, maybe it is time to pamper yourself with some "me time" and help your skin recover.

In search of smooth skin

Mask wearing is still required, which may take a toll on one’s skin, with blemishes causing unevenness over time.

The Dr.Jart+ PHA Exfoliating Serum is a gentle, watery solution that aims at de-congesting pores and smoothen skin. The non-sticky, bi-phase serum is formulated with PHA, Panthenol and Macadamia seed oil.

Meant to help gently exfoliate dead skin cells without causing dryness and irritation, it claims it will leave skin smooth and visibly shrink pores.

If you have sensitive skin that doesn’t respond well to acid exfoliators, PHA is a good alternative ingredient, and Glycoprotein also helps decrease sebum and help make your skin smoother skin.

Panthenol helps skin stay hydrated and keeps the moisture barrier strong.

Even out your skin tone

Dark spots, irregular dark patches and uneven tone are bothersome to some and known to be hard to treat. Murad’s new hydroquinone-free Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum boasts 30 years of dark spot brightening expertise in one bottle, claiming to rapidly reduce the most stubborn dark spots and hyperpigmentation, and it is also jam-packed with powerhouse brightening ingredients.

Made with the brand’s patented resorcinol technology, this serum is formulated with high quality ingredients: tranexamic acid and glycolic acid.

Tranexamic acid is known for its ability to help soothe, brighten, and revive dull skin while glycolic acid is known for its quick removal of dull surface cells for better penetration and improvement in skin texture.

Furthermore, this product is clinically proven to be free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, gluten, animal derived ingredients, mineral, oil, formaldehyde, oxybenzone and petrolatum as well as being proudly cruelty-free.

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Plant-powered solutions

Try out the Milky Cleanser Emulsion from Valley of Peace Skincare, a brand with products formulated with only the best quality plant ingredients, teas and herbs that is sealed and certified organic and ethnically sourced by fair trade suppliers around the globe.

This luxurious cleansing milk is non-greasy and removes light make-up while its botanical ingredients of sunflower, rose, oils active circulation, purify, often and prepare skin to expel debris.

Follow this up by cleansing with the brand’s Rosa Cleanser and finish up by applying the Day & Night Emulsion.

Firm up your face

Put that spring back into your skin with products like the Clarins Extra-Firming Jour (Day cream) and Extra-Firming Nuit (Night cream), powered by two key ingredients, Kangaroo Flower and Organic Mitracarpus extract.

Kangaroo Flower originates from the sandy plains of western Australia and is known for its strong regeneration capacity by optimising skin’s renewal potential which helps to fight the appearance of skin slackening and leave skin looking plump.

Organic Mitracarpus is a small perennial plant from West Africa, whose organic extract helps enhance collagen synthesis and reinforces the links of skin firmness.

Both creams also have an impeccable texture with notes of camelia and rose scent that leave a wonderfully fresh, soft feel on the skin.

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Hydration is key

Just as skin needs to breathe, it also needs to hydrate, and there are plenty of trusted names out there that provide solutions for this, including a new range from Cetaphil.

Cetaphil’s Optimal Hydration range, which claims to deliver lasting 48-hour hydration, includes the Optimal Hydration 48 Hour Hydration Serum, a lightweight serum that instantly absorbs, to be used with an eye serum and daily cream within the same range.

Containing hyaluronic acid, sunflower seed oil, shea oil, Pro Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E, the serum aims at deeply replenishing the skin’s hydration for 48 hours and improve the overall quality of skin.

This range of products promises to deliver long lasting hydration care benefits that will soothe skin sensitivity and deepen dynamic hydration by increasing skin’s overall water content and locking in hydration for 48 hours.

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