Having the right beauty products is one thing but it's important to apply them in the right order to get optimal results. The first step is pretty straightforward: Remove all traces of makeup and grime from the day using a cleanser. After cleansing, swipe on a toner. Toner clears any residual dirt as well as helping to reduce the size of your pores whilst leaving the skin clean and fresh.
Next up, serums. A step not to be missed. Serums are more readily absorbed than moisturisers, delivering concentrated active ingredients where they are needed to help with a variety of skin concerns (think dryness, reduction in spots and blemishes, wrinkles).
Now is the time to apply eye cream. The active ingredients in eye creams are designed to be restorative and used on thin skin, so need to be applied ahead of moisturisers to ensure it can absorb properly (And act as a barrier) to be effective. Eye creams are not just for anti-aging purposes, they also address hydration to make your eye bag area appear plumper and full. If the eye cream you use has a metal lid or applicator this can be used to press against the skin for a cooling effect that will reduce puffiness.
Finally, apply moisturiser to keep all that goodness in. Moisturisers are incredibly important for all skin types to maintain a healthy level of moisture and of course an added bonus if your moisturiser contains SPF to prevent sun damage.
Things we love about winter: coats, warm & hearty foods, mulled wine.
Things we don’t love about winter: dry skin and chapped lips.
Winter can be a beautiful time of the year, however with the constant exposure to the cold air, wind and artificial heating, our skin can really suffer and lose its moisture. Having a dependable winter skincare routine can help you keep your skin looking radiant and hydrated.
First off, drink plenty of water. It might sound like an obvious one but drinking lots of water throughout the day is essential when it comes to maintaining your skin’s hydration, aiming for eight glasses per day. Have your trusty water bottle within reach throughout the day, and even pop a water tracker note on your desk to remind you to how much water you should have had every 90 minutes.
Make a habit of treating yourself to a weekly scrub and mask. Whether it’s a weeknight or you block out your Sunday nights for a scrub, mask and bath, exfoliating away the dry skin and nourishing your skin will do wonders for your complexion. Our Nourishing Sugar Scrub is formulated soften and smooth away any dryness, and our Pure Clay Detoxifying Mask with Charcoal will detoxify and brighten without drying out your skin.
Our lips need love in winter too. To combat the elements, keep an Infallible Sexy Balm within close reach. They’re packed with a tonne of moisture to keep your lips feeling soft and smooth for up to 12 hours.
Calling all passengers
FORGET IN-FLIGHT TV, IT'S ALL ABOUT IN-FLIGHT SKINCARE
You've booked your flights and packed your bag, now it's time to start thinking about your in-flight skincare routine (yes - it's totally a thing). Get off that plane feeling dewy and fresh with our top tips.
STEP 1: Start with a clean base
GENTLE MAKE-UP REMOVER EYES AND LIPS
Before you do anything (but technically after you've put your seat belt on), remove your makeup with a face cleanser. This nourishing oil-based cleanser nixes makeup with the swipe of a cotton pad.
STEP 2: Serum is best
REVITALIFT LASER X3 SERUM
Next up, serum. Recycled cabin air can cause skin to dry out and deplete. To counteract the moisture loss, add a hydration-boosting, super-concentrated serum to your routine.
STEP 3: Complete with a cream,
REVITALIFT LASER X3 NIGHT CREAM
Last but not least, lock in moisture with a rich and decadent night cream to help protect against dry cabin air.