Product Words: Kathryn Lewsey
Spring is officially here. What better time to step up your skincare regime than the new season. From hydration boosters, anti-ageing weapons, and retexturing serums – these all offer some serious skin rejuvenation and renewal. The newest beauty boosters that will give lashes and lips a boost, and luxurious oils to get your glow back. These game-changers are the answer to all your prayers. Ready, steady, shop…
Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate, £59.50, www.kiehls.co.uk
We all know hydration is key to youthful skin and this handy serum is ideal for boosting moisture. Glycerin and shiso leaf extract helps the skin retain moisture, as well as upping softness levels. It also smooths out fine lines, transforming skin so it appears plump and youthful.
CULT 51 Night Cream, 20ml, £51, www.cult51.com
You can stop the search for the ultimate night cream, ‘cause we think we’ve found it! A clever concoction that is proven to reduce an impressive 52% of lines and wrinkles in just 28 days, this works with your metabolism to regenerate skin cells. In total, this magic cream is clinically proven to deliver 51 ageing benefits, leaving you with skin that’s radiant, smooth and even-toned.
Instant Effects Triple Complex Eye Lift Serum, £35, www.instanteffects.com
We all know that the pollution can cause havoc to our skin and that’s where this nifty number comes into play. Protecting against environmental aggressors, this serum reduces fines lines and wrinkles by 36% in just 5 minutes – yep, really. It also hydrates the skin and fades out dark circles.
Bjork and Berries Raspberry Bakuchiol Firming Face Oil, £50, 30ml, www.bjorkandberries.com
Over time, our skin loses its firmness, which is why this rejuvenating oil is a great addition to your skincare. It uses the medical herb bakuchiol – also known as nature’s answer to vitamin A and retinol – which visibly improves skin firmness, texture and elasticity. Meanwhile, organic raspberry seed oil and vitamin E helps to rejuvenate and regenerate skin.
Inika Organic Phyto-Active Rosehip Oil Blend, 30ml, £39, www.uk.inikaorganic.com
If you didn’t know already, rosehip oil is a powerful ingredient for skincare and this number is made up of 95% of the stuff. It works to smooth out lines and encourage cell-renewal, resulting in younger-looking skin. Plus, the addition of hemp oil and aniseed myrtle nourishes and repairs dry skin.
SVR Sensifine Aquagel Skin-Drench, £15, www.lookfantastic.com
Even the driest of skin will be transformed with this thirst-quenching, lightweight gel. Enriched with purified water and glycerin, it absorbs quickly into skin, without leaving any sticky reside. And the results speak for themselves – skin that’s instantly soft, supple and radiant.
First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturiser, £20, www.feelunique.com
Anything containing coconut water is a big tick in our books – its hydrating, revitalising and smells delish! Doubling up as a moisturiser and primer, this delightful blend preps your skin by bringing hydration, blurring out pores and brightening your complexion. Use before make-up or simple wear alone for a natural, glowing look.
Instant Effects 3D Lip Plumping Treatment, £25, www.instanteffects.com
Get the pout of your dreams in a speedy two minutes with this lip plumping dream. Its Pro Oxygen Transfer Technology and hyaluronic acid spheres, instantly plumps more oxygen into lips – giving you the volumnised, defined pout you’ve always wanted.
Algenist Splash Hydrating Mist, £28, www.spacenk.com
For on-the-go hydration, we love this mineral-enriched mist from Algenist. It uses Algalyte complex, which helps to retain moisture in skin while leaving the face with a gorgeous, healthy glow. Perfect for those hot, summer days, simply spray onto your face to set make-up, trap moisture and freshen up your complexion.
Lush Funfetti Cake Lip Scrub, £6.50, www.uk.lush.com
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The clever lot at Lush have made our pout softer than ever with yummy lip exfoliator. Containing sugar, jojoba oil and multi-coloured sprinkles, this fun scrub buffs away dry patches and flakiness. You’ll be left with super smooth lips – and it tastes delicious!
Inika Organic Phytofuse Renew Resveratrol Serum, 30ml, £59, www.uk.inikaorganic.com
Inika dubs this product as a miracle bottle and it’s not hard to see why. Containing 14 transformative botanical oils, this super serum nourishes and protects your skin all day long. Helping combat ageing, it improves collagen production and boosts skin cell regeneration, meaning less wrinkles and firmer skin.
Soap ’N’ Skin Elixir Argan & Orange Blossom, 50ml, £42, www.soapskin.com
Argan oil continues to be a huge buzz word in the beauty industry thanks to its hydrating, nourishing results. This multi-tasking product also contains vitamins A, E and energising orange blossom. Combined, this potent blend rejuvenates dry skin and hair, leaving it radiant and healthy.