Remember when the words “hyaluronic acid” still sounded otherworldly? A lot can change in a couple of years, and when it comes to skincare innovation, things tend to double-time. What this means, on the other hand, is that getting the luminous complexion of our dreams has never been easier!
So what are the products that will be filling our cabinets and shelves this season? Here is everything you need to know about the latest arrivals.
High Tech Masks
Face masks continue to be a defining beauty product, whether as panda-faced sheets or colourful clays! And the experts predict that their success will continue long into the new autumn season.
For instant gratification, grab Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle 24K Gold Intense Wrinkle Sheet Mask . Each mask instantly energises, illuminates, and infuses a lackluster complexion as it helps replenish dull, dry, and dehydrated skin. Skin texture is smooth and hydrated as the appearance of fine lines is noticeably diminished. It contains 24-karat gold—which helps soothe skin and provide anti-inflammatory benefits—while 18 neuropeptides and peptides help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid helps improve hydration, attracting and retaining water from moisture in the air.
Look out for Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Intensive Revitalising Face Mask, which delivers an incredible amount of active ingredients such as retinol, vitamin c and collagen in an intensive stable manner. To simply put it, retinol exfoliates the skin, helping skin cells turn over faster and is the easiest way to treat fine wrinkles, acne, acne scars, and sun damage.
Probiotic-based skincare, is the latest trend to keep an eye out for. With more research suggesting that bacteria – including lactobacillus and bifidobacterium – are beneficial to the skin, you can expect this genre to grow. Brands already have us rethinking traditional cleansing and skincare regimes and we expect this category to expand tremendously as product innovation continues.
To try now, grab Bioelements Probiotic Anti-Aging Serum, an intense overnight treatment that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Suitable for aging and mature skin, its hydrating ingredients leave skin fresh, supple and radiant. Using a topical probiotic is beneficial, as it offers a protective shield and triggers the production of natural moisturisers in the skin.
Water tends to be a key ingredient in most products, of course, but the focus is more fully on hydration. Look out for products that have water-based ingredients and jelly textures to provide ultra-light, breathable finishes. The more hydrated your skin is, the plumper, firmer and more radiant it looks.
Clarins has unveiled its revamped Hydra Quench range and the new formulas use water-retaining wonder ingredient ‘leaf of life’, Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase. This non-oily serum hydrates, softens, and protects. It restores comfort and a youthful radiance while smoothing the appearance of wrinkles. Enriched with katafray bark extract and Inca peanut extract, it leaves skin youthful-looking and delicately scented.
The term ‘K-beauty’ (Korean-inspired beauty) has been around for a couple of years and Asia continues to influence global beauty trends. Currently it’s all about products that change texture as you use them: increasingly, we’re after skincare that surprises our senses.
Darphin 8-Flower Nectar Oil Cream, goes from balm to oil, delivers out of this world hydration – and smells amazing. It is an alternative way to cleanse the face with water through a unique, sensory experience, it sweeps away traces of make-up and impurities, while nourishing the skin to relieve tightness and help restore natural radiance.
Want something more playful? Try Peter Thomas Roth Brightening Bubbling Mask, it has effective brighteners, hydrators, and anti-oxidants that support the oxygenation of skin cells that may be compromised by environmental factors—imparting a visibly-refined appearance and a polished rosy glow. It is formulated with FIFLOW®, which assists with carrying oxygen into the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and plump surface cells—resulting in a more luminous, healthy-looking complexion. SYMWHITE™, GIGAWHITE™ and Glucosamine, and potent tyrosinase inhibitors work with botanical brighteners—Bearberry, Mulberry, Licorice, and Vitamin C— to assist with evening out the skin tone and minimizing the look of UV-induced skin pigmentation.