Spring is here and that means it’s time to ditch those heavy, cold-weather focused formulas and embrace your new season complexion needs. The goal? Smooth, even and radiant skin that looks healthy and fresh. Let’s get to it…
SkinMedica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser – shop
Exfoliators are the ideal way to boost your skin’s radiance but not everyone can use a strong acid or scrub. This new dual-action cleanser combines physical and chemical exfoliants to gently resurface the skin during the first step in either your morning or evening routine. AHAs loosen dead cells at the surface, BHA Salicylic Acid decongests the pores and soft Jojoba Oil spheres buff away debris, and because you wash it off, it will leave the skin feeling smooth instead of sore.
Murad Prebiotic 3-in-1 MultiMist – shop
Microbiome-supporting formulas are starting to become more popular and there is no better time to try one than spring. This new facial spritz from Murad uses Prebiotic Sugars to promote good bacteria on the surface of the skin while instantly boosting hydration levels. Perfect for toning the skin post-cleanse, this refreshing formula can also be used to prime the skin for make-up and set it in place. Keep it on your desk for a midday moisture boost.
Cliniccare X3M EGF Refresh Essence – shop
During the warmer months, look for products that provide intense hydration in a lighter and more comfortable texture. Cliniccare’s Refresh Essence is formulated with a generous amount of low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid to provide deep-down hydration alongside protective antioxidants and anti-bacterial extracts which help to keep the skin clean and clear. Use it in place of a serum or layered on top of a more corrective formula to see the biggest improvement.
Instytutum C-Illuminating 3D Moisturizer – shop
If you were to add one product to your glowy spring-focused routine, make it this moisturiser. Alongside impressive anti-aging ingredients and skin-conditioners that take care of fine lines and discolouration, this lightweight moisturiser imparts a gorgeously healthy glow to the skin, making it appear even and luminous. Ideal as a primer for your foundation, this is the fastest route to a fresh and perky complexion. We’re obsessed!
Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30 – shop
With the increase in temperature comes an increase in sun exposure, so make sure you have a good quality SPF in your routine that you enjoy applying every morning. This new multitasker from Dermalogica not only protects the skin against UV rays, technology and free radicals, but contains ingredients to improve the skin’s natural daytime defence processes, helping the cells to better defend themselves during the day.
SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Masque – shop
To maintain a clear and even complexion all season long, a clay mask is a great weekly treated to keep the pores clear and blemishes to a minimum. Pairing natural clays and AHAs with calming botanicals, this decongesting mask from SkinCeuticals works to absorb shine, smooth uneven texture and calm inflammation, leaving skin looking healthy and balanced. Use it all over the face or just in problem areas to treat imperfections as and when you need to.
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