Like New Year, spring feels like the season of fresh starts, new beginnings and a time to come out of hibernation – a perfect time to readjust our skincare and give our complexion the boost it desperately needs. Last year I got serious about my beauty regime. I discovered some knock-out products (you can see them HERE) that really worked with my skin and gave me results I didn’t even know were possible. I introduced a lot of resurfacing formulas that smoothed texture, tightened my face and gave me contours that I usually found in a Rodial powder. But this year my spring skincare is taking a different direction.
When I find a product I love, I want to use it everyday, regardless of whether it’s supposed to be. I became a little over-zealous with my harsher skincare buys and, as the saying goes, I had too much of a good thing! As a result, I’ve added in some gentler products that give skin that ‘lit from within’ glow without the drying side effects. Thanks to some seriously impressive new technology, I’ve been blown away by the results and can finally find the balance between targeted, ‘blast-it-all’ skincare and the nourishing side that puts all the goodness back in.
With a new season ahead, it’s a great time to toss aside your heavy moisturisers and greasy face oils in favour of a spring skincare edit full of lighter products that work harder for what your skin needs. And these show-stoppers are the perfect place to start.
If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen that I attended a very exclusive launch in January that I was beyond excited to share with you. So the time has finally come to unveil Medik8’s r-RETINOATE® INTENSE cream. I feel like I need some dramatic music here! Eight times stronger than retinol and eleven times faster (seriously), it’s a scientific hybrid that’s NEVER been used before. Although it’s a little more than I’d usually spend on a moisturiser, it is undeniably incredible and very much a part of my spring skincare regime.
Why? Because I’m an absolute retinol fanatic. It will 100% make a huge difference to the health and aesthetic of your skin, but the difference with r-Retinoate is that it’s the gentlest formula I’ve tried yet and thanks to its Ceramides and drone-targeted copper peptides, hugely hydrating at the same time.
MURAD REVITALIXIR RECOVERY SERUM
Anything that has ‘recovery’ in the title instantly has my attention. Stress, sleepless nights, over-indulgence – I think our skin needs a lot of help in the recovery category and this has been my secret weapon since Christmas. As the new season brings brighter days and softer light, I want my skin to look rested and glowy not like it’s been stowed away under layers of scarfs and rollnecks, which is the reality!
As someone how can easily retain puffiness in their face, Murad’s serum combats that almost instantly. With niacinamide to refine texture and wild indigo to calm stress signals and visibly reduces under-eye dark circles, it’s pearlised particles give skin a plump and dewy appearance.
ELEMIS KEFIR-TEA MIST
Using natural ingredients in skincare is nothing new, but Elemis’ Superfood range offers one key element other don’t – they actually work. After attending the press launch, I knew that their Kefir-Tea Mist would be the most-used product in my spring skincare routine. Simply because it’s a multi-tasker and that’s exactly what I need in my life. The 4-in-1 mist is packed full of nourishing ingredients such as Rooibos Tea, Organic Aloe Vera, Coconut Water and a natural prebiotic help to balance the skin.
Simply spray over your face before or after make-up, throughout the day for a hit of goodness and at night to help repair the day’s stresses.
HELLO JO SPEAK UP! BUBBLE LIP MASK
I don’t know about you but I struggle to find a really good lip balm. I’m constantly slicking it on but have found my lips to be the driest ever this winter with little able to penetrate that cracked, sore skin. But this lip mask deserves a starring role in your spring skincare regime. Definitely not one to use on the tube (it makes your lips white and bubble!), the entertaining formula contains enzymes, antioxidants and Vitamins A and C that break down dead skin leaving lips softer than you ever thought possible.
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