Lots of us will have over indulged over the festive season – and it shows, especially on our skin!
Time to rehydrate and restore to rediscover your skin’s natural glow with this roundup of our favourite skincare routine products for 2021
Refresh your skincare – Juicy Mist
Juicy Mist is a completely Vegan and cruelty free multi-use toner come makeup refresher come skin pick me up. Enriched with aloe juice, orange blossom water and hyaluronic acid, this nourishing spritz provides an instant hit of glowy hydration. Heady and citrusy essential oils like Neroli and Bergamot go into its formula, they are anti-inflammatory and promise a hefty moisture boost too. A handbag staple; this skin-loving product is the perfect antidote to the tolls city pollution and harsh weather has on your skin and works as the ultimate makeup refresher.
Lightly mist over your face and neck and pat into your skin for an instant dewy glow. Juicy Mist is available in a 50ml or 100ml with a RRP of £15 and £21 respectively.
Refresh your skincare – Flawless PhotoGlow
This is a firm favourite amongst many skincare lovers and influencers. After just 2 weeks there is an 80% increase in skin luminosity and 100% increase in skin glow. Containing SPF30+ this super cream moisturises and softens skin for younger healthier looking complexion. Using cosmetic drone technology it regenerates skin cells and improves skin cell turnover for more even skin tone and texture, delivering active ingredients exactly where your skin needs it. This award winning dream cream retails at £55.00
Refresh your skincare – TRIO THERAPEUTIC SKINCARE – EXTRA SENSITIVE – DEEP HYDRATING SERUM
Regular price £75.00 Sale price £56.25
The Deep Hydrating Serum from TRIO Skincare blends gentle apricot kernel oil, balancing jojoba oil and macadamia to deeply nourish challenging and sensitive skin conditions. The carefully selected oils are associated with potent anti-aging properties, and their affinity to nourish problem skin. Luxurious, rejuvenating and fragrance free.
Created with the needs of cancer patients in mind these versatile products can be put to many uses to help combat the aggressive effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy on the skin, the core values of this collection are:
· Fragrance Free – cancer patients are very sensitive to smell and it is impossible to predict who will be averse to which smells.
· Suitable for ‘chemo skin’ -Skin becomes dry, sore, sensitive, itchy and flaking, and nails can split, break or drop off. The Extra Sensitive collection was designed to combat these issues.
· No Water in the balms and oils, as water is a potential carrier of bacteria.
· No Antioxidants and No Essential Oils, as theoretically this could impact cancer treatment.
· No BPA an endocrine disruptor that can leach from the plastic cosmetics containers.
· Few ingredients – it is difficult to identify the exact ingredients that may cause a reaction. The fewer ingredients minimise the chance of a reaction.
Refresh your skincare – The Déesse Pro™ Express
The Déesse Pro™ Express for the professional and end consumer market. Maintaining all the provenance of its well established parent, the Déesse Pro™ Express offers the ultimate in portability with this professional ‘On the Go’ Glow. Ideal for personal facials and flexible use, the Déesse Pro™ Express offers an advanced skincare regime in a 10 minute facial experience.
Ideal for travel, the Déesse Pro™ Express has one treatment mode, focusing on the two clinically proven wavelengths of light 633nm (red) and 830nm (Near Infra-Red) to stimulate collagen and elastin production and improve circulation and tissue oxygenation. Maintaining superior performance, flexibility and prolonged usage within the professional spa, medispa or clinical environment, the Déesse Pro™ Express uses low-level light therapy (LLLT) to expose the skin to red and Near Infra Red wavelengths of light, delivered at a safe therapeutic dose, to stimulate a natural cellular response across one treatment mode. RRP: £395
Refresh your skincare – iS Clinical Pure Calm Collection from Intrigue Cosmetic Clinic
This super skin kit is filled with iS CLINICAL products which are formulated with pharmaceutical grade botanical ingredients that work synergistically and safely with skin cells to address the symptoms of inflamed and acneic skin. The iS CLINICAL dry Skin regime includes formulas that increase microcirculation and renewal of cells, targeted hydration and protection to improve overall skin health & appearance. RRP: £154
Refresh your skincare – Mimi Luzon 24k Pure Gold Treatment Mask
This luxurious treatment makes a confident promise to renew, brighten and stimulate your complexion, leaving your skin radiant and glowing. Hailed as the most Instagrammable facial on the market, it’s easy to doubt the science behind the gold leaf facial but it is in fact, far from a gimmick. Pure 24-karat gold boasts multiple epidermis benefits such as aiding dryness and skin elasticity, treating acne or infection and encouraging blood circulation.
Favoured by male models and mature faces like Yolanda Hadid, this treatment isn’t restricted to just youthful female faces, instead tailored to suit all skin types and ages.
Mimi ensured achieving a golden glow isn’t exclusive to A-listers by developing an at-home version of the treatment. 24K Pure Gold Priced at £275, the kit contains a Corrective Anti Wrinkle Mask and four sheets of gold leaf foil vowing to diminish redness, soften the appearance of fine lines and even skin tone. With the mask containing complexion boosting ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and peach extract, each aspect of the treatment is designed to work in tandem to achieve ultimate skin perfection.
Mimi advises applying two layers of the corrective mask to a cleansed, dry face before applying one gold sheet onto the face. After ten minutes, the gold should be rubbed off using wetted hands. The result is instantaneous; a hydrated, radiant complexion to leave you glowing for days.
Refresh your skincare – Florence By Mills Whale N Go Gel Pads for your eyes. £4.50 for a single pair from BeautyBay
Cute lil whale gel patches that swim under our eyes and help us feel re-energized and present again. They are soaked in a soothing essence that hydrates and brightens up our beautiful faces with de-puffing coconut extract and moisturizing hyaluronic acid. We all know what it feels like to be exhausted and tired. Here are our new bffs! Comes with 30 pairs for sleepy eyes.
Refresh your skincare – Slow Ageing Essentials Facial Essence which is a rich facial oil to help nourish and replenish skin
A powerful radiance booster, with antioxidant-rich pure essential oils. Nourish, re-energise and restore harmonious balance for a beautiful glowing complexion.
Refresh your skincare – Skyn ICELAND Pure Cloud Cream
Just like the name suggests, this is one of the lightest and fluffiest moisturisers we’ve ever tried! Formulated to combat the effects of pollutants and everyday stresses, this is an incredibly soothing, lightweight daily hydrator that melts into skin to bring instant relief from dryness and irritation. This contains a wonderful blend of calming ingredients like Oat Extract, Aloe and Almond Oil that work to revitalise tired skin cells and leave you with a plumper complexion.
Refresh your skincare – Olverum Bath Oil
A highly concentrated, therapeutic bath oil which contains 10 pure essential oils, carefully blended to work synergistically, and a very effective way to naturally relieve stress and help you achieve a great nights’ sleep. Olverum is also a great way to ease aching or sore muscles (such a treat after a workout!) and is the perfect soothing antidote to a cold or flu. It has a gorgeously aromatic, unisex scent.
This time-honoured formulation has remained largely unchanged for almost 90 years, and until now has only been known by a cult following in the UK. Now beautifully re-packaged, yet still retaining the same formulation loved for eight decades by its’ passionate devotees, during these unprecedented times of lockdown, Olverum is the ultimate comforting companion to help us with our self-care routines, which are so beneficial at this time for our physical and mental wellbeing.
Refresh your skincare – 001 Skincare’s VA Repair & Reglow TCM-Warming Concentrate
The ultimate wonder skin elixir. Adopting Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, it’s rich in warming, nourishing star actives to penetrate deep into the skin’s layers and revive dull, damaged skin. Packed with nourishing Cherry Kernel Oil, a noted warm-natured TCM ingredient, it’s high in Vitamin A and antioxidants and boasts a plethora of skin-boosting benefits.
As well as boosting circulation and fortifying, it refines pores, improves dryness, stimulates collagen production and reduces appearance of fine lines. This smooth, silky oil is non-comedogenic and specially formulated to target skin concerns stemming from environmental irritants and hormonal fluctuations; the α-eleostearic acid in cherries have been proven to combat free-radicals and assist the recovery of sun-damaged skin.
Retails at £75.00
Refresh your skincare – Lyonsleaf Marshmallow Soften and Rejuvenate Facial Oil £17.99
An extraordinary oil, light and easily absorbed, yet rich and deeply nourishing. This oil is formulated with powerful antioxidants and fatty acids to slow down the damaging and align processes caused by free radicals and restore the skin barrier natural functionality and retain hydration.
Calendula oil and Avocado oil calm irritated skin. Marshmallow extract, the star of this oil, improves cells’ ability to hold moisture, plumping skin and helping to erase fine lines. This oil replenishes the most irritated of skin, not only on the face but for the entire body. Available in the fragranced and unscented version. Packaged in a fully recyclable bottle with reusable dispenser.
Refresh your skincare – Forever Living’s Hydrating Serum
Forever Living’s hydrating serum combines four types of hyaluronic acid to boost hydration and create a visible glow. Combined with aloe vera and other skin-loving ingredients such as white tea, mimosa bark, tamarind, and snow mushroom this hydrating serum helps shield against environmental stressors, and minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Each of the four types of hyaluronic acid (HA) play a key role in retaining hydration. Hyaluronic acid is an intense skin moisturiser that holds 1,000 times its weight in water. Combined, all four types of hyaluronic acid work together to replenish water on the surface of skin and retain moisture from the inside, whilst also improving elasticity and resulting in the appearance of visibly plump skin.
As part of Forever’s targeted skincare, this formula applies easily, absorbs quickly, and has an exceptionally light feel. Hydrating Serum elps skin feel plump and hydrated while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and providing an added layer of protection against environmental stressors.
Refresh your skincare – Angela Langford Rest & Regenerate
Repairing & nourishing night balm, avocado, macadamia & pumpkin – 30ml
Angela says… “This little pot of wonder gets to work whilst you sleep! It is your recipe for skin that looks brighter, healthier & radiant. For me this is the perfect pampering night time facial treatment!” This natural night balm contains a mix of antioxidants, vitamins & omegas that get to work while you are sleeping.
Refresh your skincare – Science of Skin CleanseNo. One
Formulated for problem skin, Science of Skin CleanseNo. One (£15.99) is made with a breakthrough prebiotic that helps to balance the skin’s microbiome, supporting good bacteria and protecting against those that cause acne and inflammation. Together with other active ingredients, including spot-busting salicylic acid, redness-reducing green tea and pore-shrinking witch hazel, this cleanser will soothe stressed-out skin with every wash. Vegan-friendly and paraben, alcohol and fragrance free.
Refresh your skincare – The Nuture Facial Treatment Serum
Developed using an innovative combination of effective plant-based components, the serum is formulated with super-potent actives including Centella extract, Arbutin and Bakuchiol (a gentle vegan alternative to Retinol) which all play a key role in helping achieve and maintain an improved complexion. The serum accelerates removal of dead skin cells and helps to reduce post-blemish marks and hyperpigmentation, using the power of the exfoliating miracle ingredient Glycolic Acid. It nourishes and hydrates so you can feel confident in your skin every day.
Refresh your skincare – Dr. Hauschka Hydrating Cream Mask, £39.50
The Hydrating Cream Mask offers a sense of security while sustainably protecting the skin against dryness from harsh weather. Quince seed extract replenishes and helps dry skin to retain moisture while supporting the skin’s natural process of oil production. Nourishing almond, avocado and jojoba oils hydrate the outer layer of skin while rose wax soothes and protects. Hydrating Cream Mask imparts intensive skin care to dry and sensitive skin, as well as skin in need of regeneration and damaged by environmental influences. The skin is soft to the touch and looks fresh and smooth.
Refresh your skincare – 3INA Sorbet Face Cream, £22.95
THE SORBET FACE CREAM is one of our proudest new additions with a perfect light-weight sorbet texture. A final tender to your skincare routine that soothes and moisturizes your skin. Perfect for both day and night and suitable for all skin types.
This mineral rich purifying treatment mask targets dull, dehydrated and congested skin for a smoother, brighter and more refined complexion. Honey sourced from the Rhug Estate has natural healing properties. It promotes collagen production whilst deeply moisturising the skin and helping to protect the skin barrier. RRP £75 100ml.
A multi-level hydration cell plumping infusion, this silky gel serum provides skin with an instant shot of freshness, vitality and comfort. Rescue Diver is a lifeguard against dehydration, immediately drenching skin with multi-level hydration, plumping it from within and keeping moisture levels intact. Skin tone appears taut and elastic and fine lines are less visible, plumped away from underneath. Skin feels supple and comfortable with a dewy softness that lasts all day long. RRP £85 30ml.
Hada Labo Tokyo contains Hyaluronic Acid (HA) for super hydration.
Why Hyaluronic Acid? There’s hydration and there’s super-hydration
- Hyaluronic acid (HA) occurs naturally in the body – a natural component of the skin and also present in the eyes and joint fluid
- But as we age our bodies produce less HA and from the 40s onwards its downhill
- HA attracts and holds moisture and can hold up to 2,000 times its weight in water
- It is now widely used in skincare to help keep skin smooth and pump
- But not all HA has the same molecular weight and many brands use a medium-sized molecule – sodium hyaluronate – which remains near the surface of the skin and only delivers hydration in that area rather than deeper down
- Hada Labo Tokyo is different, using up to four different types of HA molecules for multi-layer hydration – for example, the Super Hydrator Anti-Ageing Lotion has four HAs:
The innovative Dragonfly CBD Hydrating Face Cream helps protect your skin from the damaging effects of everyday harm, making it perfect for your daily self-care routine.
- Infused with Cocoa Butter for natural skin protection
- Combined with Avocado Oil for soft and smooth skin
- Enriched with our hand-crafted Cannabis Sativa L. extract (CBD)
- Easily incorporated into a daily skincare routine
THE WINTER WARRIOR, £75, SKINSMITHS.COM
Glow-getters unite, the Winter Warrior has arrived to add luxe TLC to those who want to pamper their skin over the colder months. Containing Overnight Glow, a Skinsmiths hero that exfoliates away skin cells to reveal smooth, glowing skin in the morning. Next up is the Skinsmiths Cotton Pads. One side is soft and velvety, perfect for around the eyes, and the other side is textured to add some extra oomph to exfoliation. Better than disposables and gentle on the environment too. Last up, it’s all about hydration. The best-selling Hydration Booster is jam-packed with ingredients that draw moisture into the skin. This floods the skin with hydration and helps the skin to retain it too, leaving it plump and replenished.
A nourishing cleanser that leaves skin soft and smooth while dissolving make up and impurities. Organic Damask Rose Oil which is rich in Vitamin C protects and strengthens the skin and soothes the senses as it balances dryness and builds your skin’s capacity to retain moisture while smoothing wrinkles and improving circulation. Its gentle exfoliating action and anti-oxidant rich formulation leave skin renewed and replenished. With Soy Oil rich in essential fatty acids and Vitamin E.