Chasing a year-round, natural glow is a common pursuit we all share, after all, a radiant complexion helps us to look healthy and happy, lifting our features and boosting confidence.
Lack of sleep, stress, age and unhealthy living can seriously knock our chances of achieving that elusive luminosity and we don’t always have the luxury of weekly facials. What to do?!
Bring back your glow and help kickstart your complexion to total radiance with some expert tips, techniques and handpicked skin brightening products.
Before slathering on serums and moisturisers, its important to remember that radiance starts with clean, fresh skin. You need to give your skin the best chance of absorbing active ingredients for brightening and hydration so its important to cleanse thoroughly morning and evening and to include a chemical exfoliant in your weekly routine to remove the build-up of dead skin cells.
IN THE BEGINNING is a deep pore and exfoliating balm cleanser that gives your skin an intense, brightening cleanse to leave skin dewy and polished. As close as you’ll get to a facial at home, this luxurious emollient balm contains beads that gently exfoliate the skin before completely melting to release a deeply cleansing vitamin rich complex straight into the skin layers, without drying or stripping. Your skin is left clean, fresh, radiant, moisturised and dewy; it will be positively glowing with health and vitality.
Use a toner after cleansing to remove any last traces of makeup and dirt. Toners are like a glass of vitamin water for your skin, refreshing, soothing and helping other products to penetrate deeper for enhanced benefits.
Bright, healthy skin is hiding under clogged pores and uneven skin tone. Boost your glow with a resurfacing skincare product to reveal new, healthy skin. A chemical exfoliant is best to use as it is more effective yet gentler than traditional scrubs. Glycolic Acid is perfect for exfoliating on a deeper level, targeting pigmentation and providing plenty of hydration, skin is left radiant and able to absorb hydrating and brightening active ingredients.
THE BIG REVEAL provides the perfect liquid exfoliation facial. A high-tech glycolic facial peel that transforms dull needy skin into bright, radiant smooth skin in one minute, removing dead skin and surface debris to leave your skin smooth and glowing. The advanced formula includes natural exfoliating ingredients plus a cocktail of botanicals to give you renewed luminosity.
It’s no surprise that our old friends Antioxidants and Hyaluronic Acid are the most effective ingredients to look out for in the pursuit of radiance. These add crucial moisture back into the skin and help promote a fresh, dewy complexion. Vitamin C heads up the antioxidants for skin brightening, helping to plump and even skin tone as well as protecting against environmental damage. Also look out for green tea and grape seed extract, two powerful antioxidant boosters that protect Vitamin C from oxidation and defend against elements such as sun, stress and pollution that can damage collagen and accelerate the visible signs of aging. A more recent addition to radiance boosting skin care is Liquorice Extract. Gentle yet effective, liquorice helps to minimise the production of melanin in the skin (which causes hyperpigmentation) along with calming inflammation.
THE CONTOURIST harnesses the power of both Vitamin C and Licorice Root Extract in a Firming & Radiance Boosting Serum Sheet Mask. The magic of this transforming treatment is in the compression style cloth that hugs your face, chin and jaw, whilst deeply infusing your skin with an advanced skin-perfecting serum for nourishment and regeneration. The instant results reveal brighter, plumper and glowing skin.
Hello again, Hyaluronic Acid! Well known for its deep hydration skills this is an important ingredient to use on the regular for radiant skin. Sodium Hyaluronate, extracted from HA, has a smaller molecular structure with added benefits; penetrating deeper layers of the skin and maintaining moisture levels. The more moisture in the skin, the more dewy and youthful it is going to look, and with Sodium Hyaluronate capable of retaining 1000 times its own weight in water, wrinkles are smoothed, skin is plumped and your complexion looks radiant. Skin’s moisture levels can be maintained more effectively, encouraging the absorption of nutrients that are applied to the skin afterward.
Our award winning TRUFFLE FAMILY brings instant skin lustre with the powers of Sodium Hyaluronate, combining Diamond powder, gold and silk to illuminate as well as powerful anti-ageing goodness.
There is much we can do in our everyday lives to help our skin stay bright, the most important of which is drinking water. Be sure to have a glass first thing in the morning and add lemon for a powerful antioxidant boost. Lemon contains Vitamin C, which is known to increase the amount of collagen your body produces. Drinking lemon spiked water throughout the day will keep you hydrated, help prevent wrinkles and increase your skin’s elasticity. Plus, it will flush out toxins to prevent breakouts and skin problems.
Eat yourself radiant. What you eat can have an effect on your skin's glow so snack on berries, grapes and nuts which are rich in antioxidants and polyphenols.
Exercise. Boost circulation and blood flow to increase skin cell regeneration, collagen and detox the skin. Exercise is extremely effective in keeping skin glowing and youthful, promoting skin health, and improving cellular ageing, radiance and acne. Yoga is a wonderful exercise choice for glowing skin as the movements, breathing and balances help in improving skin texture by promoting blood circulation towards the face.
Be vigilant about cleansing before and after exercise to prevent clogged pores and bacteria build up.
Another extremely effective yet easy way to get the blood flowing to the face and your skin radiance boosted is with a quick face massage. The results are so good that its worth building a 2 minute face massage into your daily skincare routine. Using your fingertips and a hydrating serum or oil, massage around your eyes, cheeks and jaw to stimulate blood flow and wakeup your whole complexion.