Vanity Fare: Repair, restore and refresh your skin the right way

Explore skincare products that can help give your skin a healthy glow. Photo: Herbivore

Getting that radiant glow is not altogether impossible. With the right skincare products you can repair, restore and refresh your skin to look its best.

Here's a look at skincare that soothes, smooths and brightens.

Brightening formula

Herbivore’s Nova 15% Vitamin C+ Turmeric Brightening Serum targets dark spots and supports collagen production.

Along with turmeric, this serum provides a powerful shot of antioxidants to prevent premature signs of ageing while its herbal cocktail of kakadu plum, arbutin, and chebula work together to even skin tone and defend skin against sun damage.

An ultra stable form of vitamin C, 15% tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (THD) vitamin C visibly brightens skin and improves the look of hyperpigmentation, while turmeric, an organic super root packed with antioxidants, helps even skin tone and defend against signs of premature ageing.

Kakadu plum, an Australian superfruit that’s known as the world’s richest source of vitamin C, helps to brighten and even skin tone.

The product is also boosted with arbutin, naturally derived from bearberry, which helps even skin tone and chebula fruit, used in Ayurvedic medicine, which defends against signs of photoageing.

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Healthy glow

Homegrown skincare brand B&B labs Super Treatment Essences, are made up of clean Asian plant, fruit and herbal extracts that deliver high doses of active ingredients, meant to give your skin a warm, healthy sheen.

Designed to correct specific skin concerns and eliminating the need for a toner, each lightweight treatment essence is crafted to penetrate faster and deeper into the skin with no nasties such as artificial fragrances, parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasing preservatives.

The Super-Smooth Treatment Essence which targets oily and acne-prone skin with enlarged pores is meant to refine pores and control oily skin with nutrient-rich galactomyces ferment filtrate, fermented yeast from rice bran.

Smoothing and soothing

Many shy away from the idea of daily exfoliation, afraid that overdoing it might strip skin of its natural oils and cause breakouts, increased sensitivity or dry and flaky skin.

Dermalogica’s Daily Milkfoliant, a new powder exfoliant that smooths and soothes all skin conditions without compromising your skin health, is the go-to for softer, more vibrant skin.

Packed with oat, coconut and botanical extracts rich in alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), a splash of water transforms this powder into a rich, creamy lather that gently polishes away dead skin cells.

This calming formula removes dulling surface debris for a more even skin tone and texture while nourishing essential minerals and hyaluronic acid replenishes the skin’s moisture barrier for more hydrated, healthy-looking skin.

Deep repair

Eucerin’s Spotless Brightening Boosting Essence, the brand’s first water-based essence deeply penetrates to hydrate skin without that oily feeling to prepare the skin for the next skin care routine.

Containing pathenol, hyaluronic acid and glycerin, it is formulated to repair and hydrate the skin from a cellular level.

Along with an infusion of provitamin B5 and vitamin C, it works to effectively soothe, calm and regenerate damaged areas of the skin whilst delivering a high dose of antioxidants and significantly boosting collagen production for healthier, plumper-looking skin over time.

This essence is suitable for daily use and is best applied to prep the skin before using the brand’s Crystal Booster Serum for optimal results.

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Replenishing and lifting

Clarins’ new Super Restorative creams benefit from latest discoveries about fibroblasts and are the results of years of studies on skin affected by ageing process.

A new ingredient (organic gorse extract) which targets skin slackening, is combined with powerful organic harungana extract that offers retinol-like action to promote replenished and lifted skin.

This powerful, anti-ageing ingredient, combined with organic gorse extract, possesess a “retinol-like” ability, a favourable combination that helps enhance efficacy.

The Day (pictured) and Night formulas are all enriched with organic sea lily extract to counterbalance dehydration.

The creams contain an anti-pollution complex that helps protect the skin from both indoor and outdoor pollution as well as the damaging effects of blue light, and the combination of a derivative of vitamin C and organic dessert date extract helps to even out the complexion, resulting in a luminous skin.

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