7 targeted formulas to revitalize your skin
We can cry from fatigue. We can also whimper at the sight of our long face. Or we could, instead, do something about it! Below, here are seven precious skincare solutions that will brighten your complexion in no time.
1. The restorer
Mix a liquid and a powder, and you get this fresh and powerful foam. It lowers skin temperature, sending a signal to the body, the latter of which releases collagen. Developed 85 years ago, it’s a proven refreshing treatment that works from the inside out. Today, one of these masks is sold every five minutes. Try it and get hooked.
Erno Laszlo Hydra Therapy Skin Vitality Hydrating Facial Treatment, $80 at Holt Renfrew.
2. The regenerator
This lightweight gel feels like a second skin. It hydrates and ultimately repairs the skin, thanks to a plant extract by the name of Dragon’s Blood (cool, isn’t it?). What’s more, this formula acts as a protective agent. A powerful exfoliant, it fades the look of pores and brightens our skin for a smooth and glowing complexion.
Nip+Fab Dragon’s Blood Fix Plumping Mask, $14.95 at Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix.
3. The rejuvenator
This cream formula, while light and discreet, has the divine power to smooth tired-looking skin. With a single application, epidermal cells are plumped, thumbing their nose at wrinkles and fine lines. Skin is plumped up and smoothed, in addition to better retaining moisture. And so it glows.
Esthederm Lift & Repair Instant Repulp Mask, $69 at beauty institutes and at Ogilvy.
4. The purifier
Upon application, this opaque balm drinks up any and all sebum in its path. What’s more, the natural clays contained therein release impurities. The result: it clears up combination and oily skin and reduces the appearance of pores. It does so gently given that botanical extracts soothe and smooth our skin.
SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Mask, $54 at beauty institutes.
5. The beautifier
A thoroughly fresh coconut-scented gel cream, it instantly—yes, instantly—smoothes and revitalizes our skin for a healthy-looking complexion. This skincare solution hydrates and retains moisture in addition to restoring and calming the skin, which becomes visibly more supple and smooth. (Did we mention the scent?! It’s just like an omen of a sunny vacation ahead.)
GLAMGLOW ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment, $76 at Sephora.
6. The antioxidant
This one works at night. It calls on Kombucha, a fermented black tea, to help our metabolism along in its natural reparative process. Rich in antioxidants, this balm makes our skin visibly more firm and radiant by morning. A revitalized and fully hydrated complexion, and all we had to do was sleep? Yes, ma’am!
Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask, $103 at Sephora and online.
7. The revitalizer
Mint and chocolate: sounds like the perfect dessert combination, doesn’t it? But this time around, it’s our face that gets to indulge and get buttered with the latter in order to soothe our skin, all the while giving our digestive system a break! It is a white clay-based foam mask, the Canadian company’s iconic skincare treatment, to which Laura Secord added cocoa and peppermint oil. It purifies and revitalizes our face but can also tone the upper chest area.