Five Face Masks You Need to Try

Chilly temperatures, air-conditioning and low humidity that we experience over winter often leave our skin in need of extra nourishment. Adding one of these hydrating face masks to your beauty routine once or twice a week can help restore moisture and get your skin glowing in time for spring. 

1.  Winter can often leave skin feeling dry and unhappy. Clarins SOS Comfort Nourishing Balm Mask ($68) has been formulated with dehydrated skin in mind. Leave on for just ten minutes – or for some serious pampering leave on overnight – and nourishing mango butter will work its magic. Skin is softer and more comfortable. 

2. Discover the true meaning of getting your beauty sleep with Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask ($79). The hydrating formula moisturises skin as you sleep so you step out of bed with a radiant, well-hydrated complexion. 

3. If it’s a luxurious face mask you’re after, look no further than Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Revitalizing Mask Noir ($484). Before applying the mask use silky brush to enhance your skin’s circulation. The formulation gently exfoliates skin, leaving your complexion glowing. 

4. Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask ($37.99) nourishes, energises and deeply cleanses skin with a host of natural ingredients. Pohutukawa extract tones and revives skin while Trilogy’s iconic rosehip oil deeply hydrates skin. 

5. Star ingredients hyaluronic acid, rose water and honey in Lancôme Rose Jelly Mask ($68) infuse skin with much-needed hydration. Apply the gel-like formula before you go to bed and ensure your rise and shine with smoother, softer skin. 

All available from Life Pharmacy now.





Meet Tom Ford’s New Fragrance Beau de Jour

The ever-enigmatic Tom Ford – that you can read our interview with right here –  sure knows a thing or two about creating unforgettable fragrances that are guaranteed to turn heads. And Mr Ford’s latest addition to his exquisite Private Blend collection, Beau de Jour, is no exception. 

Beau de Jour opens with captivating and refreshing notes of lavender straight from Provence. The uplifting lavender gives the fragrance its clean facet which is amplified by a bouquet of hybrid lavenders. The intoxicating heart of the fragrance features an unexpected herbal blend of African rosemary, minty green geranium, warm and leather-like oakmoss and fresh basil. Bewitching base notes of patchouli and amber create a musky dry down that gives Beau de Jour an undeniably masculine edge.

Beau de Jour

While Beau de Jour will undoubtedly make the perfect gift for the men in your life – it has, after all, been touted as a masculine scent that captures the essence of the ‘perfectly groomed gentleman’ in one beautiful bottle – we’re all for breaking the rules where fragrance is concerned. We can guarantee this is one of those scents that we will be definitely be borrowing from the boys.

Discover the new Private Blend from Tom Ford at Smith & Caughey’s Queen Street, David Jones Wellington or Ballantynes Christchurch and receive your complimentary sample today. Shop the fragrance right here