10 products that will take your beauty routine to the next level
Glowing skin and winning hair, right this way
Women's Health Contributing Editor / November 02 2017
Let’s face it – we’re all on an endless hunt for Holy Grail products that deliver the goods: great hair, flawless skin from head to toe, and a full flutter of lashes wouldn’t go astray either. Here are 10 products we think are gold-star standouts, and worthy of a place in every girl’s super kit.
The enzyme exfoliant
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant: Meet the powder-to-paste scrub that’s compact and effective. “This rice-based product activates upon contact with water, releasing papain (from pineapple), salicylic acid and rice enzymes to lightly polish and smooth the skin and accelerate cell renewal,” explains Emma Hobson, Education Manager for the International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica. A hot pick for getting glowing skin on the daily.
The diamond eye defence
All your top eye concerns tackled in one tube; crow’s feet, dark circles, puffiness and signs of fatigue fade with the help of rejuvenating Juvefoxo, Neodermyl (which has been likened to a needle-free collagen and elastin filler) and diamond for a youthful appearance. Apply Dr. LeWinn’s Eternal Youth Day & Night Eye Cream with the cooling contoured massage applicator for maximum radiance. Bam!
The one-step coverage
Multitasking its way into your fuss-free routine, this Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer (yep, two in one) feels lightweight on skin but delivers a full coverage natural matte finish. The clever breathable formula adapts to your skin, absorbing excess oil or adding hydration, depending on what your face needs. Flawless for 12 hours? Sign us up.
The retinol repairer
This Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Anti-Ageing Moisturiser Broad Spectrum SPF 15 incorporates retinoids, which dermatologist Dr Eleni Yiasemides says “are the most effective ingredient in any skin care regimen for anti-ageing, along with sun protection”. Plus, hyaluronic acid ensures this one protects and hydrates skin with each daily dose. Triple threat!
The DIY dry-cleaner
Dry shampoo = a busy girl’s lifesaver. And this one’s next level. Refreshing post-gym and day-old hair in seconds, Kevin.Murphy Fresh.Hair’s botanical-enriched formula doesn’t just soak up oil from hair, it also adds shine, volume and a subtle fragrance to mask a sweaty mess, fast!
The super serum
Dubbed the ‘Little Black Bottle’ by the beauty circuit, one of these Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate Serum miracle workers sells every 10 seconds. Probiotic fractions star in its potent formula – these naturally occurring micro-organisms help strengthen the skin’s barrier function and enhance hydration. The result? A healthy, smooth and youthful complexion delivered in every drop.
The power cleanse
Pair this palm-sized brush with your favourite cleanser – Clarisonic Mia Fit Cleansing Device oscillates more than 300 movements per second, without harming your skin’s natural elasticity. In 60 seconds flat, it’ll get your skin up to six times cleaner than using hands alone. A gym bag essential.
The beta-carotene body cream
This Kiehl’s Crème de Corps moisturiser is a cult favourite for a reason. Dry skin doesn’t stand a chance against this ultra-hydrating mix of beta-carotene (which helps regenerate skin’s outer layers and add a healthy glow), squalane and sesame seed, soybean, almond and avocado oils. Bonus: the pump bottle means mega-quick application time.
The ion mascara
One slick of this deep black shade of L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Carbon Black and your lashes seem to double in length. The ion fix technology ensures the formula sticks from root to tip for ultimate definition with minimum effort. Total winner!
The quick protein hit
Fact: Healthy manes are quick and easy to style. Packed with a high concentration of keratin – a protein that’s essential for strong hair – this Kérastase Discipline Maskeratine mask will whip your strands into shape. “[It’s] perfect for unruly hair that’s in need of nourishment, frizz control and softness,” explains Andrea Bryceland, National Education Manager for Kérastase Paris. Pretty neat.
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Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.