As much as we love the new wave of next-generation foundation formulations that enhance skin luminosity and glow, truly radiant skin starts with a great skincare regimen. So before you go and reach for your favourite concealer and foundation combo, give these skincare stars a whirl and before you know it you’ll be waking up with healthy, radiant skin every day.
1. THE GOOD OIL
Nourishing mango and evening primrose oil in Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme + Nourishing and Hydrating Dual Phase Treatment Oil ($143) leaves skin feeling hydrated and smooth. Use if before your go-to moisturiser or add a drop or two to your foundation to get seriously radiant skin.
2. THE SERUM
Too much sun doesn’t just contribute to fine lines and wrinkles, it can also leave skin with unwanted brown spots. Environ‘s clever two-step serum system is powered by a potent blend of vitamins and botanicals that fight unwanted pigmentation. Include Vita-Botanical Mela-Fade Serum System ($129) in your routine to enhance radiance, even skin tone and reduce sun spots.
3. THE EYE CREAM
Dark circles under the eyes can detract from your skin’s natural luminosity. Harness the power of vitamin C to brighten the delicate eye area with Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream ($105 from Mecca Cosmetica)
4. THE TREATMENT
Combat dullness and fine lines that appear as skin starts to age, with Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel ($159 for 10) which sloughs away dead skin cells. The magical at-home treatment means that radiant skin is visible after just one application.
5. THE EXFOLIATOR
A mechanical exfoliator – such as the luxurious Dior Prestige Le Sucre de Gommage ($190) – helps turnover skin cell renewal and keep complexions healthy and luminous. Dior’s exceptional exfoliator is extra special as it harnesses the power of a rare cliff-growing rose to invigorate skin and improve texture.
6. THE LUXE HAVE MOISTURISER
Giorgio Armani Crema Nera Extrema Supreme Reviving Cream ($547) is one beauty splurge you’ll never regret. The luxurious balm-like formulation nourishes skin while enhancing radiance. Skin is smoother, softer and glows from within.
7. THE GAME CHANGER
This is the one skincare essential that we can’t live without. Elizabeth Ardern Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum ($85 for 30) combines the best of both worlds: powerful line-fighting retinol with moisture-boosting ceramide for noticeable skin results.
Once your skin is glowing you might want to switch out your usual foundation for something a little lighter. Perfect for mid-winter getaways, Mecca Cosmetica In A Good Light Face Tint ($44) moisturises skin and protects it from UV rays while giving it an all-over glow.
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