If your new year/new you resolution includes overhauling your skincare regime, then read on.
Styling You has put together a list of its 2009 power products – beauty products that promise, and do, go that extra mile.
There’s something for every budget. The good news for those of us who long ago said goodbye to our 20s, is that skincare companies are continuing to make massive improvements in the products they release on to the market.
The hardest part is keeping up with it all. That’s why, no matter how good a product claims to be, always use them inconjunction with with good advice and regular salon treatments from your skin technician.
miessence Reflect Outdoor Balm SPF 15 $32.95
“There’s a growing number of Australian women who want the ultimate in natural and certified organic anti-ageing skincare products. They want results but they also want to be assured that they’re not exposing their bodies to potentially harmful ingredients,” says founder of miessence and Queen of organic cosmetics, Narelle Chenery. This is nature’s answer to chemical sunscreens – a certified organic, rich, nourishing balm with natural minerals that help reflect damaging ultraviolet radiation. www.miessence.com
Environ Advanced Vitamin Skin Therapy (AVST) range (from $75)
The Environ AVST range adopts a sound, scientific approach to skin and skin cell behaviour. The creams in this range are produced in five varying strengths of vitamin A and C. All contain antioxidants, flavonoids, penetrate enhancers and AVST 4 and 5 contain peptides to promote collagen and elastin formation. These creams will certainly help reduce fine lines, sun damage and uneven skin tone but if your skin has more serious issues such as lupus, acne, psoriasis or eczema, talk to your Environ therapist about ways the products can help. Sold through doctors surgeries, beauty therapists and trained sales consultants. P 1300 888 708 for stockist details.
Chanel Precision Ultra Correction Line Repair Eye Cream $104
This one’s a winner if the party season has taken its toll on your eye area. The formula has been developed in such a way as to ensure that the soft-focus powders are distributed as evenly as possible over the skin, thus concealing the effects of aging upon application. Its excellent moisturising action is complemented by a tetrapeptide that activates microcirculation in order to reduce dark circles and puffiness. Available from January 11 at major department stores and selected pharmacies.
Ere Perez “Naughty” Natural Jojoba Oil Lip Liner $23.95
This is your go-to lip liner in a neutral/pink shade to suit all lip tones. The certified organic jojoba oil is a natural carrier of Vitamin E, so it both ensures the easiest application and performance as well as soothing and moisturising qualities to help repair dry lips. It’s also moulded in a slimline wooden pencil, which has a clear lid with built-in sharpener. Got to love that! www.ereperez.com
Dermalogica AGE Smart Multivitamin Thermafoliant $85
This self-heating skin polisher softens, smoothes and refines skin texture while targeting and controlling the main biochemical triggers that leads to skin ageing. It contains physical and chemical exfoliants to help stimulate cell turnover and accelerate cell renewal rates, providing substantial improvement to photodamaged and prematurely-ageing skin. The self-heating technology activates upon contact with skin or water to help facilitate penetration of multivitamin actives into the skin. You’ll notice the difference after just one use. www.dermalogica.com.au
Olay Definity Tone Correcting Anti-Ageing Foaming Moisturiser SPF15 $39.99
Instead of just targeting wrinkles, this product actually brightens skin and removes the dark spots and dullness that are associated with ageing. The Essential Glucosamine Complex is a key ingredient that combines two powerful skin-enhancing ingredients – Niacinamide and N-Acetyl Glucosamine. Pump a pea-sized amount into the palm of your hand and the product will transform into a foam consistency. Gently press into skin. The foam will completely absorb, leaving a very light layer of moisture on your skin – a great pre-makeup skin primer. P 01800 028 280
Jan Marini Skin Research Age Intervention Peptide Extreme $160
This formula sets a new standard for anti-ageing skin technology with four targetted peptide blends that work to rebuild and rejuvenate all skin types. With daily use expect to see firmer and more radiant skin, fewer fine lines and wrinkles, increased collagen and elastin production, greater suppleness and extreme rejuvenation. Available at selected skin clinics. Phone 03 9571 9990