7 inventive products to refresh your skin care kit
Reimagine your routine with these next-generation buys
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / November 21 2017
Keeping to a rigorous skin care routine for day and night may seem like a chore, but it can actually be a lot of fun when you use products that are a little out of the ordinary. Meet the newest skin care products that are bound to make cleansing, soothing and treating your skin much more enjoyable than a basic face wash, toner, serum and mask. Oh, and did we mention that they’re incredibly good for your skin, too? Sign us up immediately.
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Sensitive Dual Concentrate
Just like a ‘reset’ button, you can use this supercharged serum, which is loaded with ferulic acid and probiotic fractions, as a once-off treatment plan for 30 days to address temporary sensitivities like redness and dryness. For best results, apply it daily for a full month to protect skin and soothe irritations.
St. Tropez Self Tan Express Facial Sheet Mask
A multitasking sheet mask that can save time by moisturising and tanning skin in a single use? Yes please. This one from St. Tropez contains hyaluronic acid to intensely hydrate as well as active tanning ingredients to give skin a believable glow. Leave the mask on for five minutes for a light tan, 10 minutes for a medium tan and 15 minutes for a deeper colour.
CHANEL Sublimage La Brume Intense Revitalizing Mist
It may look like a regular face mist, but CHANEL Sublimage La Brume Intense Revitalizing Mist is actually a hard-working solution that can banish a tired-looking complexion and address moisture levels, radiance, signs of fatigue and plumpness in a single spritz, all thanks to its silk tree extract and hyaluronic acid formula.
ILIA Cucumber Water Stick
Boosted with cucumber pulp and aloe vera, this water-based solid toner can de-puff, calm and hydrate skin instantly, as well as address inflammation. We guarantee that it will be your best friend this summer.
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Light Therapy Acne Mask
Once a salon-only service, LED light therapy can now be used at home with this new mask. Switch it on to reveal blue lights that fight acne-causing bacteria and red lights that work to reduce inflammation, and use daily for 10 minutes to help brighten your complexion all over.
Guerlain Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil
With the weather warming up, it’s time to introduce lighter formulas into your routine that allow your skin to breathe. Guerlain Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil is powered by royal jelly and Ouessant bee pure honey, feels as lightweight as water but is intensely nourishing like an oil, and can quench thirsty skin without leaving a greasy film.
Chosungah22 Lemon Energy Cleansing Serum
This is one of the most luxurious face washes we’ve ever tried. Besides its ability to deeply cleanse, it’s also loaded with antioxidants to brighten and refine like a rich serum, leaving skin feeling incredibly soft and supple (but not at all oily).
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Have you tried any of these products? What did you think? Tell us in the comments below.
Main image photography: @neutrogena
Inset photography: Sevak Babakhani
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.