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The 90s Inspired Heels We’re Stockpiling for Spring

Feeling nostalgic this season? Get your hands on a pair or two of 90s inspired heels and you’ll be all set once spring rolls around again. 

Love or loathe it, the 90s fashion revival that we reared its head in last year is still dominating the fashion world. And while there are some trends from the decade that we’d rather leave there – we’re passing on dad sneakers, thanks – there are others that we’re certainly thankful to see the return of. We’re more than happy to see the denim world – at long last – move away from skin-tight skinny-leg jeans that have ruled for so long to a 90s mom jean, and we can’t get enough of the 90s-inspired slip dresses that have had seen a big resurgence.

90s inspired heels

1.  Cult Gaia ‘Jila’ heels from Net-A-Porter; 2. The Row ‘Bare’ heels from Matches Fashion. 3. Wandler ‘Isa’ heels for Matches Fashion. 

Even though we might be forgoing certain 90s inspired trends, there’s one footwear fad from the decade that we don’t think we can own too many pairs of: the square-toed 90s inspired heels that have been spotted on street style stars right around the globe. If you’re yet to spy a pair of the must-have 90s inspired heels on your Instagram feed, since it’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere, you’re bound to see a pair pop up on the feet of your favourite celebrity soon. 

And while the thought of slipping into a pair of strappy 90s inspired heels might not appeal right at this moment– it is winter after all – it’s the perfect time to get your spring and summer footwear wardrobe sorted. So start daydreaming about summer now, and add our favourite 90s inspired heels to your list of must-haves for the season to come.  

90s inspired heels

4. Topshop ‘Ruffle’ sandals; 5. Bottega Veneta square-toe heels from Matches Fashion. 6. Rejina Pyo ‘Zoe’ sandals

For more trends you should be trying this year, click here. 

 

 

We Tried Elizabeth Arden Prevage Progressive Renewal Treatment

Want luminous skin? Elizabeth Arden Prevage Progressive Renewal Treatment will help you get glowing.

When it comes to our skin’s needs and concerns, we are more educated than ever before – and as a result, we’re looking for at-home skincare treatments that do exactly what they promise. “There’s increased awareness about skincare and ageing from a health and beauty perspective” explains Dr Dendy Engelman, dermatologist to the stars and consulting dermatologist for Elizabeth Arden. “People are taking their skincare into their own hands.”

So even though we might be investing more in in-clinic treatments, we’re also looking for products that help us maintain the results at home. “Patients are looking for more aggressive peels and treatments to enhance their skincare routines with extra at-home boosts,” Engelman says. This is where Elizabeth Arden’s recently launched PREVAGE Progressive Renewal Treatment steps into the spotlight. Elizabeth Arden is leading the way when it comes to making powerful and effective ingredients gentle on the skin, and PREVAGE Progressive Renewal Treatment is no exception. Engelman says that “PREVAGE Progressive Renewal Treatment was formulated to be powerful yet gentle, harnessing PREVAGE’S scientifically proven technology and breakthrough ingredients at progressively higher concentrations.”

The Science Behind Elizabeth Arden Prevage Progressive Renewal Treatment

While traditional peels can be harsh on the skin, Elizabeth Arden’s new treatment has been formulated to deliver real results while caring for your skin. “The peel contains Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs), which are excellent exfoliating acids that have a larger molecular size and therefore are less irritating than traditional Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs),” says Engelman. She adds that when the PHAs are mixed with PREVAGE’S star ingredient – the powerful antioxidant Idebenone – they gently resurface the skin while protecting the skin cells from environmental aggressors. As we age, the skin cell renewal process slows down and once radiant skin can become dull and lacklustre. Fortunately, chemical exfoliants such as Polyhydroxy Acids can get your complexion glowing again. The PREVAGE Progressive Renewal Treatment (RRP$299) might come with four different steps, but as I soon found out, it’s an easy-to-use, graduated skincare system that delivers real results without irritating your skin. “Each week of the four-week treatment, the concentration of ingredients is gradually increased to further optimise efficacy and minimise the potential for irritation,” states Engelman. ”Each ampoule delivers increasingly higher concentrations of Hydroxy Acids that help the skin acclimate to the acids for maximum benefits.” To ensure ingredients remain stable and as active as possible, each ampoule is only activated when you press the button releasing Idebenone into the formulation.

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Progressive Renewal Treatment

PUT TO THE TEST: Elizabeth Arden Prevage Progressive Renewal Treatment

Although the treatment system is four weeks long, after the first week of use, I noticed my skin was more luminous and clear. I’ve been teaming up my Progressive Renewal Treatment with other PREVAGE skincare products – a cleanser, essence, eye cream, serum, day and night moisturiser – to enhance my results and keep my skin protected from external aggressors. In the past, at-home peels have left my skin feeling sensitised, but the graduated Elizabeth Arden system means it’s easy to work your way up to ampoule number four, which contains the most potent skin-renewing ingredients, without any unwanted irritation. By the end of the four-week PREVAGE Progressive Renewal Treatment, my skin was luminous, lines were less obvious and, remarkably, my skin tone has improved to the point where I’ve stopped using foundation and am using just the tiniest amount of tinted moisturiser to cover up minor imperfections. In short, not only is it the perfect antidote to dehydrated, dull skin; it’s the ideal treatment to include in your skincare routine any time your skin health and luminosity needs a boost.

Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Progressive Renewal Treatment (RRP$299) is available now.

For more information, visit elizabetharden.co.nz

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