Beauty & Fashion

Ultimate beauty products

Ultimate beauty products

If you’re serious about your beauty regime, and know it’s worth investing in ranges that really work, here are some of the products you really should be looking at using.

We all know about needing our beauty sleep … so we’re loving Dermalogica’s Sound Sleep Cocoon … a treatment gel cream that works overnight to repair, and has motion-activated essential oils which promote deep, restful sleep. R1 295. Dermalogica’s Biolumin-C Serum combines an ultrastable vitamin C complex with advanced bio-technology. It brightens, firms and reduces the appearance of fine lines. R1 495. Details: dermalogica.co.za.

Filorga’s new Oxygen-Peel is the ideal addition to your daily skincare routine. It provides a host of anti-ageing benefits in one single, refreshing step. Its main actions are intense smoothing, ultra-refreshing hydration and reoxygenation. R520 from Edgars. Details: filorgasouthafrica.co.za.

Clarins’ new Pore Control serum helps reduce the appearance of pores, visibly smooths skin texture and illuminates your  face. R520. Details: clarins.co.za.

Founded by a dermatologist and a dermato-pharmacologist in the US, NeoStrata is recommended by almost every dermatologist we know, and there are products for every skin concern possible, from atopic eczema to rosacea-prone skin to mature, sun-damaged skin. We highly recommend the Smooth Surface Daily Peel (an at-home peel product that refines skin texture and really does visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles) and Cellular Restoration, which rebuilds the skin’s matrix and delivers a firmer, more lifted and vibrant appearance. R869 and R1 147. Details: neostrata.co.za.

For exceptional hydration, we love Elizabeth Arden’s Visible Difference Replenishing HydraGel Complex. It’s a lightweight, oil-free gel cream that delivers an immediate cooling effect and provides continuous hydration for a full 24 hours. R299. Details: elizabetharden.co.za.

SVR’s Densitium is an excellent anti-ageing range from France, dedicated to re-densifying and firming mature skin. Treating multiple skin layers, the range includes this serum (R900) and moisturising crème (R300). Available from Clicks as well as selected salons, doctors and online. Details: labo-svr.co.za.

An exceptional local product, Nimue Skin Technology is a derma-cosmeceutical brand that was initially developed for the medical market for pre- and post-operative application. Created to treat the cause, not only the symptoms, there are products for professional spa treatments, as well as at-home care, which are aimed at the majority of skin concerns … think fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, pigmentation, uneven skin tone, dryness, oiliness, acne, rosacea and eczema. Products we swear by are the Multi Rejuvenating Serum (a high-performance vitamin C booster that rejuvenates the skin by stimulating collagen production and protecting the skin against free radical damage), Anti-Aging Eye Cream, Vitamin C Moisture Mist (an invigorating moisture mist that leaves your skin feeling moisturised and rejuvenated, with an instant glow), Exfoliating Enzyme and Nimue Day and Moisturiser Plus (day and night creams). Prices from R236 to R1 054. Details: nimueskin.com

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