Thanks to Korres you can now use the power of probiotics to maintain a radiant complexion. They’ve created the first-ever Probiotic Superdose Mask ($63.00) made with real Greek yogurt, hyaluronic acid, marine algae, sweet almond oil, squalane, shea butter, aloe, apricot oil and flower extract.
Canadian winters can be extremely harsh so it is important to protect your skin from environmental elements. This gentle formula treats dullness and dehydration while re-balancing the microbiome – a fragile system of invisible microorganisms that shield the epidermis from daily aggressors.
Whether you’ve pulled an all-nighter, had one too many cocktails or spent the evening dealing with traffic and pollution, The Superdose Mask will rejuvenate your complexion and reduce irritation.
The best way to prevent dry, flaky, tight skin (aside from drinking lots of water) is to use a rich moisturizer layered with serum or oil and lots of hydrating facial spray throughout the day. I also do weekly treatments and Hydra-Biome is one of my favorites! The whipped, creamy texture feels cool, refreshing and soothing after a long day of press events and travel.
In less than 15 minutes it alleviates discomfort, improves textures, deeply hydrates, nourishes and softens without getting crusty like a clay mask. I usually leave it on for 20-30 minutes and rinse with warm water. After each treatment my skin has a natural glow and blemishes appear less noticeable.
The shelf-life is only 6 months but there should be enough to last the whole winter (depending on the condition of your skin and how much you use). The mask is available at Shoppers Drug Mart and beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.
After pampering my skin with a replenishing facial, I apply the Sublimessence High Hydration Probiotic Serum ($60.00) by Lise Watier. This powerful concentrate is formulated with 90% naturally derived ingredients that also strengthen the cutaneous microbiome.
The serum contains:
*Probiotic - balances skin flora
*Hyaluronic acid - plumps and moisturizes
*Labrado tea - evens and illuminates
*Gaspé algae - deeply hydrates
*Ginseng - protects against digital pollution
Apply morning and night as the first step of your beauty routine. It makes skin feel silky, renewed, soft and resilient.
Before bed I layer on lots of moisture and the HydraForce Protective Comforting Creme ($47.00) works well with the serum. The star ingredient is Gaspé algae - an antioxidant rich seaweed found along the Atlantic Coast. This aquatic plant has the ability to survive in severe conditions and its extract is used to shield against external elements including UV and harsh weather. Alage is also known to firm and stimulate cellular regeneration so it may reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
The texture is lush, luxurious and lightweight. It absorbs quickly and makes skin feel supple, smooth and plump with no greasiness. In the morning my face always looks dewy and energized – like I just returned from a relaxing spa.
Lise Watier is available at Shoppers Drug Mart, department store counters (including The Bay) and online at lisewatier.ca.