What’s new in skin
Almost every week another skin care product hits the shelves. To help you navigate the beauty counters, we’ve rounded up the best of the latest skin care launches. Get set for your greatest complexion yet.
The day/night cream
What it is: Designed to fight the signs of ageing, Sisley Paris Sisleÿa L'Intégral Anti-Âge is a relaunch of the brand’s popular Global Anti-Age Cream. The formula is based on research into genetic, environmental and “behavioural” ageing, a concept that looks at ways lifestyle factors affect the complexion.
Why you need it: There are three new active ingredients, including Persian acacia extract, which repairs damage at a cellular level. Use it morning and night to nourish, hydrate and protect.
What it is: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules soothe and relieve stressed-out skin.
Why you need it: Addressing everything from irritation to seasonal changes, the capsules help to support the skin’s renewal processes.
The radiance reviver
What it is: Giorgio Armani Armani Prima Glow-On Moisturizing Balm is a rich facial fix that delivers long-lasting relief from dryness.
Why you need it: Infused with glycerine, it plumps skin to disguise wrinkles. The radiant finish makes it an ideal base for foundation, lending a luminous look.
The body serum
What it is: Mesoestetic Stem Cell Body Serum is an anti-ageing treatment that contains plant stem-cell extracts and a fast-acting peptide, which can determine your skin’s needs throughout the day and night, top to toe.
Why you need it: With a souped-up formula that also draws on the cell-renewal benefits of retinol, it firms, smooths and tightens.
What it is: BareMinerals SkinLongevity Vital Power Infusion contains lempuyang ginger for a glowy complexion.
Why you need it: The lightweight serum fights lines for a more youthful look.
What it is: Dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion works two ways to reduce the appearance of pores, drawing on both scrubbing particles and smoothing acids.
Why you need it: As we age, collagen supply begins to diminish, resulting in sagging skin and obvious pores. This exfoliant works to slough away congestion and impurities for refined results.
The spot corrector
What it is: A brightening essence that doesn’t just target the age spots you can see, it gets deep into the dermal layers to reach hidden damage, too.
Why you need it: With a lightweight, non-greasy texture, SK-II GenOptics Spot Essence uses the brand’s hero ingredient, Pitera, and a spot-resistant complex to brighten and clarify.
The anti-ageing add-on
What it is: Your complexion is at the mercy of the elements and daily stress, resulting in dryness and fine lines. Enter la prairie Cellular Swisse Ice Crystal Serum, which combats these effects.
Why you need it: With a purified plant stem-cell extract, it defends and strengthens the skin’s barrier before moisturiser.
The sensitive skin moisturiser
What it is: The new Chanel La Solution 10 De Chanel Sensitive Skin Cream features just 10 hard-working ingredients to help minimise irritation.
Why you need it: “It contains anti-inflammatory ingredients, such as rare silver needle tea. There is no alcohol, fragrance or irritants, so it’s calming, restorative and safe for true sensitive skin types,” says Melanie Grant, skin expert for Chanel Australia.
The super hydrator
What it is: Enriched with purified hyaluronic acid, which can hold 1,000 times its weight in water, this serum is ideal for upping hydration levels.
Why you need it: Whatever your skin type, you’ll see a difference with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Serum.
The eye treatment
What it is: Dior One Essential Eye Serum is a featherweight formula designed to revitalise the delicate eye area.
Why you need it: The latest addition to the brand’s range of detoxifying skin care, the serum contains red hibiscus, sourced from Dior gardens in Africa, to brighten dark circles and reduce puffiness.
The instant perfector
What it is: La Mer’s multi-tasking The Perfecting Treatment blurs the appearance of fine lines, pores and imperfections.
Why you need it: You can apply the silky gel before or after moisturiser, as a mask or as a base for makeup. With two ferments to improve clarity, your skin will feel soft and supple.
What it is: A fluid enriched with a potent blend of antioxidants and bio-fermented water, which also helps additional treatment products absorb better.
Why you need it: Splashed onto cleansed skin, Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Antioxidant Infusion Essence boosts moisture instantly.
What it is: Exposure to pollution can result in fine lines and sensitivity; Ren Flash Defence Anti Pollution Mist acts as a shield.
Why you need it: Not only does it offer protection, a refreshing spritz will help calm redness and irritation.
What it is: Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate is an at-home treatment that uses quinoa husk to gently exfoliate and brighten the skin.
Why you need it: Just two or three drops refines and smooths for a refined complexion.
Hayley has contributed to a range of online and print titles including InStyle and Gritty Pretty