Just like chocolate and strawberries, tea and biscuits, some things are just meant to be together, but what about skin care products? There are just some things that work better as a pair, so here are a few power couples from some of our favourite brands that you need to try…
A good cleanser and a potent serum are two of the most important products in your skincare routine. This is because a cleanser clears the surface of the skin of impurities and dead cells, which enhances the penetration of a serum and ensures you see more impressive results. This cleanser in particular is amazing as it removes impurities and excess oils while healing and blemish-fighting White Willow Bark, a natural source of Salicylic Acid, resurfaces and refreshes the complexion. Once you’ve rinsed away the Cleansing Complex, it’s time to feed the skin with some active ingredients to target any skin concerns. The Active Serum features a blend of natural extracts which boost the skin’s exfoliation processes to decongest the pores, diminish blemishes and reduce the signs of ageing.
The skin on the body can really take a hit during the winter months, becoming dry and irritated thanks to the cold weather, so pairing a gentle scrub with a replenishing oil will work wonders on rough patches while restoring radiance. This body scrub is formulated with Indian Bamboo Stem, which physically exfoliates the skin, and Lactic Acid, which dissolves dead cells, to reveal a bright and more radiant tone. Once that has been rinsed away, pat your skin dry and apply the body oil to infuse the skin with Fermented Red Ginseng to calm and nourish it post-exfoliation. Not only does this body oil transform the skin, but the light, relaxing scent of Bergamot, Orange and Neroli enhance the self care experience by creating a spa-like atmosphere to help you unwind.
To effectively and visibly correct pigmentation, you need a two step approach in the form of a brightening sunscreen and an antioxidant serum. This particular moisturiser from Medik8 is formulated with patented Oxyresveratrol (Oxy-R) which reduces the severity of uneven pigmentation whilst UV filters provide SPF50 protection to ensure the skin remains clear. Team that with the antioxidant-rich C-Tetra serum to provide an antidote to harmful free radicals and you will be left with a more radiant, even-looking complexion.
Feel like your cleanser just isn’t quite cutting it? Maybe you’re just missing its perfect partner – a cleansing brush. The Soft Foaming Cleanser on its own is a silky, effective product that turns into a rich foam when mixed with water to help lift away dirt and impurities. However, pair that with the Deep Cleansing Brush and you’re going to experience an even deeper daily cleanse. The silicone brush contains a number of supple yet sturdy bristles which remove dirt and grime that you might miss when you massage a product in with only your hands. Not only will you experience a different kind of clean by incorporating this Cleansing Brush into your routine, but you’ll also notice that your complexion becomes more glowy thanks to its ability to stimulate blood flow to the surface.
Cellulite is completely normal, however, if you’re looking to reduce the appearance of those skin dimples, it’s going to take more than a targeted body oil. This quirky green bar from Joanna Vargas works as both a daily nourishing cleanser and a Caffeine-packed body treatment which reduces the size of fat cells and improves circulation to slowly diminish the appearance of cellulite. However, this powerful product needs a teammate in the form of the Ritual Brush. This professional tool is essential when it comes to creating smoother skin texture – it has the ability to deliver the essential ingredients of the Ritual Bar deeply into the skin while carrying away any waste, stimulating circulation and enhancing collagen production from head to toe. Oh, and it works best on dry skin.