When it comes to the GLOW UP, whatever the weather, we've got the low down – from the products that dial up your inner beauty to the treatments that work beautifully from the outside in. So, if you're ready to level up your skincare routine and book some serious 'me time' in your diary, let's get glowing…
If you're after the kind of complexion that says, "I'm going and glowing places", you're going to want the best and the brightest when it comes to the products in your bathroom cabinet and the treatments you spend your hard-earned money and precious time on.
When considering what to add to your cart, keep it simple – and strategic. You don't need a plethora of lotions and potions. You just need a few tried and tested products that have 'brighten' at the top of their 'to-do' list, covering these three key steps… cleanse, serum, moisturise.
These are our top product picks for the serious glow-getter:
Neostrata Foaming Glycolic Wash 20 AHA is an extra strength, exfoliating cleanser for non-sensitive skin types. With regular use, this multi-tasking cleanser will leave your skin looking radiant and smooth thanks to its key ingredients, Glycolic Acid and Lactobionic Acid, which smooth out uneven texture. Praised for its ability to increase your skin's cell renewal while unclogging pores, this cleanser works best for normal and combination skin types that tolerate active ingredients well.
Endocare Radiance C Ferulic Edafence Serum is a feather-light antioxidant treatment suitable for all skin types. Your one-stop solution to illuminate your skin's natural glow while combatting the harmful effects of pollution and pushing the boundaries of antioxidative skincare. If you crave a boost in the brightness department, three words; Add To Cart.
Leveraging cutting-edge anti-pollution technology to wage an effective war against various forms of pollution, including ozone, heavy metals, and tobacco smoke, this serum stimulates cell regeneration within your skin, paving the way for a more even skin tone and a healthier, rejuvenated appearance. It also contains a Growth Factor Complex, which kickstarts collagen regeneration, enhancing the firmness and elasticity of your skin.
TIP: For best results, apply this serum to cleansed skin every morning before any creams or serums, and follow with your favourite high-quality sunscreen.
The Brightening Treatment
SkinCeuticals Phyto A+ Brightening Treatment is ideal for out-of-balance skin types facing glow-reducers like dehydration, sensitivity, discolouration, dullness, and acne. Used daily (one or two pumps in between cleansing and moisturising), its lightweight formulation improves skin texture as well as clarity, reduces excess oiliness and redness, and minimises pores. The unique combination of Azelaic Acid, Alpha Arbutin, and Phyto Botanical Blend unclogs pores while smoothing out rough skin texture, too.
Lamelle Correctives RA Cream is a game-changer in the moisture department for those looking to improve the signs of ageing and restore photo-damaged skin. Perfect for those who want to boost their cell turnover and promote healthy elastin – resulting in smoother, more resilient skin – this safe and easy-to-use cream is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to add retinoids to their skincare routine without the risk of dryness or irritation.
Containing Amino Acids, Sage Leaf Extract, and Hyaluronic Acid, making it safe and easy to use, this cream also improves exfoliation and product penetration, removing elastosis without causing dry, sensitive, or irritated skin.
To really fast-track your skin's journey from drab to fab, you'll want to boost your homecare skincare routine by putting your skin in the hands of a world-class therapist at one of Skin Renewal's 18 branches nationwide once every 4 to 6 weeks. Here are the two treatments we've seen work wonders, and we highly recommend them if you're looking to put your best face forward for the second half of 2023.
The GOOD-TO-GLOW Facial
If your skin looks tired, stressed, dull, drained or lifeless, "Bring Your Skin Back to Life" with the HydraTouch Facial – a unique, advanced all-in-one solution that restores the skin's radiance and glow, leaving you with fresh and rejuvenated-looking skin.
Available in two versions – 3-Phase and 5-Phase – the HydraTouch Facial is not just another facial. Giving you both results and relaxation all rolled into one, this treatment combines hydra-dermabrasion, gentle chemical resurfacing, Transdermal Mesotherapy combined with PDT (also known as combination electroporation with Photodynamic Therapy) and skin tightening in a gentle, no-downtime, cutting-edge device.
- Non-invasive and yet exceptionally powerful.
- Results evident after the first treatment.
- Multi-level and "multi-layer" approach improves skin strength and integrity.
- Suitable for all skin types.
- Targets visible signs of ageing, including fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness, mild sagging; dehydration; age spots; enlarged and blocked pores, congestion, breakouts and general anti-ageing.
The BOOST Your Skin Needs
Also known as "Hydro-lifting" or "Hydro-filling", Restylane Skin Boosters work to improve the skin's health and quality by boosting hydration levels deep within the skin, effectively increasing hydration, overall smoothness, elasticity, firmness, and radiance.
The Hyaluronic acid present in the Skin Boosters is known for its hydrating properties. Restoring and holding onto hydration is key as we age if we want to press the pause button on the anti-ageing aesthetic front.
The added hydration does two things:
- Immediately plumps the skin, resulting in an instant "Wow, you look so well and rested" effect.
- Stimulates the deeper layers of the skin, producing new collagen and elastin, addressing the second cause of ageing, namely loss of strength, elasticity and integrity of the skin.
Good To Glow?
As always, if you have any questions about any of the products or treatments mentioned in this article, get in touch with us or chat with your Skin Renewal therapist or Doctor at your favourite branch when you pop in for your next appointment or bathroom cabinet top-up.