Our team has rounded up the best summer beauty essentials to enhance your look…….
Possibly the most luxurious offering from La Prairie yet, the Platinum Rare Haute-Rejuvenation Protocol is a thirty-day ritual designed to replicate the skin’s natural rejuvenation process and grow new skin tissue. As ground-breaking as it is ultra-luxe, the protocol takes its inspiration from the ideology of Swiss physician Dr Paul Niehans who is best known for his coveted treatments at Clinique La Prairie back in the 1930’s.
Marrying his pioneering research of cellular-therapy with La Prairie’s technology of today, the Protocol takes on a three-faceted approach to counteract the slowing of skin production with age. Used every quarter, this phenomenal treatment is housed in a decadent coffret containing three vials, each lasting ten days allowing for optimal longevity and a platinum activator base.
Used twice daily as part of your skin routine (of course, ideally the Platinum Rare Ritual) the Protocol is applied to the skin after cleansing and toning, which then allows its magic to begin. Softening the skin’s barrier temporarily, the formula then helps to regenerate the skin cells which in turn gives the appearance of a rejuvenated, dewy glow thanks to the creation of new tissue. The results are quite remarkable indeed.
The latest innovation from Sensai is the Essence Day Veil, a lightweight formula doubling up as both an anti-ageing product and as an SPF. Created to protect skin from harmful UV rays, this multi-tasker is enriched with Hyalo-Mainte Complex and Sensai’s signature Koishimaru Silk Royal which together enhance the skin’s moisture and radiance.
Applied daily as the last step of a morning skincare regime, the day essence has been formulated with optical lamella technology which lightly veils the skin with a defence against the harm of the environment and works to retain moisture.
Decorté’s Vi-Fusion range emulates the brand’s philosophy of simple yet powerful products that work to strengthen, regenerate and empower the skin. Perhaps the best example of this is the Overnight Performance Cream, a richly textured and decadent cream that works miracles as one sleeps. Applied daily in the evening, the cream penetrates the skin in the same way as a mask going deep into the skin’s surface layer using Decorté’s patented technology. Working to revitalise the skin, this supercream is packed full of active ingredients including Alginic Acid and Zizyphus Jujuba Extract all proven to encourage healthy cell growth. The result is waking up to a glowing, youthful complexion ready for the day ahead.
Perhaps the ultimate pick-me-up on the go, Valmont’s Eye Instant Stress Relieving Masks smooth fine lines and plumps under the eye area almost instantly minimising the visible signs of ageing. Left for 15 minutes, these wonder patches are activated by the squeeze of a liquid capsule and are enriched with active ingredients including algae extract, caffeine and green tea.
Working quickly to revive tired-looking eyes, the mask hydrates and decongests the eye area while smoothing and revitalising it giving wrinkles the appearance of being filled and leaving the area looking tightened and refreshed. Used as often as needed, be it as part of a daily routine or ahead of a night out, the mask leaves the eye area feeling renewed and the overall texture and elasticity improved.
Perfect as a makeup-bag essential for touch-ups on the move, Trish McEvoy’s Beauty Booster Moisture Stick is a nourishing balm used to perk up dry skin and lips. Working to hydrate, this mini booster is made with Chalmoogra Oil, Oat Lipid E and Meadowfoam Seed Oil which work to balance and repair irritated patches of skin.
Working well as an alternative to a primer, the stick can be worn underneath lip colour or alone to leave lips looking healthy and nourished. Use it throughout the day on problematic areas to give a nice, dewy finish and restore the skin’s natural glow as needed.