There are beauty basics we all have like moisturisers, serums and eye creams, but is your skincare regime maybe missing some serious gaps? I rounded up three very unique products that I know both you & your skin will adore.

A Beauty that Supports the Benefits of the Products you Use After Applying it!

Lotions really have been trending of late. For those confused as to what they actually are & how they work, let me briefly explain.

A lotion (or essence) is used after cleansing as a first step to prep the skin for the next steps in your skincare routine.

The CHANEL LE LIFT Lotion R1,415 delivers a targeted anti-ageing action thanks to a botanical alfalfa concentrate that smoothes and firms the skin. There is also a magnetic water complex developed by CHANEL research that delivers hydration deep within the skin. Think of it as a product that offers a combination of high-performance, natural ingredients and a sensorial experience – VERY CHANEL!

What is a ‘Magnetic Water Complex”, I bet you’re asking?

Think of it like this: Like a magnet, it helps attract, bind, and retain water molecules for intense, long-lasting epidermal hydration.

The Botanical Alfalfa concentrate in the formula is rich in minerals, trace elements, vitamins and amino acids. A green biotechnological process is used to extract a high-performance, smoothing and firming active ingredient from its Alfalfa seeds. It’s really gentle on the skin and has a similar action to retinol, considered to the gold standard of anti-ageing ingredients. This concentrate stimulates the production of collagen and boosts skin metabolism.

What are the benefits for the skin?

LE LIFT works to smooth, firm, hydrate & plump the skin.

I’d describe the texture as quite dense and almost jelly-like until it touches the skin, when it transforms into a water. It absorbs in an instant and leaves the skin feeling beautifully comforted and luminous.

Use the LE LIFT Lotion morning and evening with the fingertips or a cotton pad, smoothing from the center of the face outward and over the neck after cleansing and removing makeup. For even better results, gently pinch the skin along the nasolabial folds, the forehead line, and on the cheeks with the thumb and index finger. Repeat 3 times.

If you’re looking for a real beauty spoil, this is IT!

Stop “Inflammageing” in its Tracks!

We often see & hear the term “inflammageing”, but I think many people are unsure of what it actually means. Let me explain: The primary cause of ageing of the skin is subclinical inflammation, also known as “inflammageing” (ageing bought on by inflammation).

Research has directly linked this to environmental factors like exposure to UV, pollution, toxins in skincare products as well as poor lifestyle habits like smoking.

The ageing process causes changes in the cosmetic appearance of the skin, which shows up as changes in the skin’s structure and function. This involves both the epidermis and the dermis.

The predetermined rate at which your skin ages is known as intrinsic ageing, and accounts for 20%. Extrinsic ageing due to environmental damage accounts for 80% of the changes.

The Thoclor Labs GF2 Skin Rejuvenation Spray R799,25 – BUY is designed to counteract ageing bought on by inflammation and works to reverse environmental damage on the skin by “switching off” the genes responsible of inflammation and ageing. This action is thanks to the product’s key ingredient: Hypochlorous acid.

Due to its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effect, GF2 has also been found to be beneficial in the treatment of acne, rosacea and cold sores. The anti-bacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties of GF2 by far exceed any known disinfectants and is completely safe to use. The anti-inflammatory action is also very effective in relieving sunburn.

To use, spritz onto clean face & neck morning & evening until the skin is moist (8-10 pumps) and take care not to drop the bottle – it’s glass (and expensive!)

Allow the spray to dry naturally & completely and don’t rub in or dry with a fan. The reason for this is because the HOCI molecule is active when the skin is damp. Once skin is completely dry, apply your other skincare products as normal.

Let Us Spray

I was super keen to try out the Nuxe Crème Fraîche de beauté Cream-in-Mist R375 for a 50ml – BUY and when I did, it certainly didn’t disappoint.

This is a light mist that envelops the skin in a milky veil of moisture with a delicious scent of Orange Blossom.

The formula contains botanical Sweet Almond Milk with an innovative red seaweed extract that strengthens the skin, helping it retain water. Vitamin E – an antioxidant – has been added to protect the skin from daily aggressors. The formula is Vegan and 89% of the ingredients used are from natural origin.

The Crème Fraîche de beauté Cream-in-Mist is also great at setting makeup and is ideal to pop in your bag to comfort your skin if it feels tight or dry.

All in all, it’s a unique product that I’m totally smitten with. And at just R375, a beauty steal of note #LoveIt

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