After cleansing with a good face wash, pat dry and apply a generous layer of Clarin’s SOS Hydra Mask ($34.00) infused with Organic Leaf Of Life Extract and Hyaluronic Acid. This super-quenching cream-gel formula smooths fine lines, alleviates irritation, boosts radiance and locks in moisture for hours! After 10-20 minutes my face feels soft, supple, plump and refreshed – great preparation for a cold day or long flight.
The GLAMGLOW SuperSerum 6-Acid Refining Treatment ($84.00) is something you’ll want to keep on your bathroom counter for bad skin days.
Dull, rough, bumpy skin is often caused by a build-up of dry, dead cells so resurfacing the top layer is the best way to achieve a clear complexion. The SuperSerum contains a potent blend of Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Pyruvic Acid and Activated Charcoal Powder to clarify pores, detoxify, renew, exfoliate, smooth and fade scars.
The blue-grey serum may look a bit clumpy (because of the charcoal) but it blends evenly and absorbs quickly with no greasiness or heavy fragrance. Refrain from using exfoliating acids after clinical treatments, hair removal, face scrubs or microdermabrasion as it may cause irritation and sensitivity.
Before going out in the bitter cold, pair the serum with Nivea’s Essentials 24 Hour Moisture Boost Day Cream ($11.49). It shields from icy winds, hydrates sensitive skin and protects from pollution and UV with SPF 15 (you don’t always need a high SPF on gloomy winter days). The formula is infused with Grape Seed Extract and antioxidants to smooth, soften and relieve tightness.
These products are available at Shoppers Drug Mart and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca