The Skincare Game PlanBy Kate Rooney
Apparently in 2015 you can detox just about anything. Body, mind, wardrobe, toxic friendships; if it exists, it can be detoxed. Detoxifying skincare products are however something I sit firmly on the fence about. Sure, you’ve got that clay mask on again. You can see everything (read: pores, cute) coming to the surface. Your face is tightening up and yes, it feels like it’s doing your skin a whole lot of good. At surface level, perhaps. But detoxing, really?
RODIAL Super Acids X-Treme Hangover Mask | ELEMIS Pro Radiance Cream Cleanser | GROWN ALCHEMIST Facial Polish | LA PRAIRIE Eye Cream | JURLIQUE Purely Bright Facial Mist | SARAH CHAPMAN Skinesis Morning Facial | BOBBI BROWN Extra Ulluminating Moisture Balm | COWSHED Anti-Ageing Perfecting Night Serum
FOR: Emergency skincare 101.
WHAT: A powerful resurfacing clay mask to rejuvenate congested skin.
FOR: Those ‘It’s 6am and my lacklustre skin knows it’ mornings.
WHAT: A luxurious, delicate cream cleanser to purify and nourish the skin revealing a naturally radiant glow.
FOR: Your keeping up with your New Year’s beauty resolution: Exfoliating
WHAT: A delicately scented organic facial exfoliant. Use 1-2 times a week for optimum results. Youthful, luminous skin is just one polish away.
FOR: Luxe, bright eyes.
WHAT: More than an eye cream, more than a serum. Potent in Collodial Platinum which aids water retention to provide maximum hydration where it’s needed most.
FOR: Every bleary eyed moment. Think rise-and-shine at dawn till post-dip in the bath at night.
WHAT: A vital skincare step to renew moisture levels, whilst visibly improving skin texture and coloration.
FOR: The final step in attacking sleepy skin.
WHAT: A fast absorbing youth inducing elixir for an all day post-facial glow.
FOR: Fresh, dewy skin, instantly.
WHAT: The soothing moisturiser that has it all. Apply under (or even over makeup) for a plump, luminous complexion.
FOR: Creating a spa-like facial at home. 7 days a week.
WHAT: A divine oil-serum hybrid to repair, boost cell renewal and perfect the skin’s tone, texture and elasticity.
WIND DOWN: Plot a trip to one of Cowshed’s spas. Not only are they the ultimate haven of tranquility but their Skin Perfecting Facial (using the Anti-Ageing Perfecting Night Serum) is quite possibly one of the best treatments I’ve experienced in London.