While I am a spa girl, going to the spa is a luxury. Seeing fast results at home and on consistent basis can be a time-saver and lot more satisfying. From your eyes to your décolletage, these products will visibly make over the look and feel of your complexion. In fact, some are so special they are to be reserved for memorable occasions only.
Masks & Peels
SkinForum Sheet Masks and Peels – I still believe in the simple power of sheet masks and peels. They are packed with transformative power to renew, quench and calm your skin where it needs it most. Confession: I am a big fan of Skinforum. I hoard their Botanical Fuse masks and save them for events, when self-care is an absolute must. These masks are getting a vegan upgrade in the new year.
Never one to shy away from a peel, Skinforum’s packaging and peels are fun to use, while satisfying your skin with instant exfoliation and glowing skin. If you have an event and find yourself in a bind, sheet masks and peels can save you a trip to the spa. You will want to try them all.
Herbal Dynamics Hyaluronic Acid & Oat Overnight Recovery Mask – There is nothing more refreshing than taking your makeup off at night and washing your face clean. Nighttime is when you skin repairs itself. Using an overnight nourishing face mask in place of a moisturizer guarantees you will wake up with smooth skin in the morning. If you suffer with dry skin, especially during the winter season, this is the mask for you. After you cleanse and tone, start the magic recovery with a generous application. Leave it on overnight, et voilà. Wash it off in the morning, discovering smooth and even skin tone.
BABOR Ampoule concentrates – Wishing for a magic skincare boost? Put Babor on your radar. Their ampoule concentrates contain powerful solutions for all skincare emergencies. Whatever your grievances may be, Babor has you covered. I aim for firming, plumping and mainly hydrating. My dry skin especially loves to soak up the Hydra Plus and Active Night boosters. This product is so good I reserve it for a time when my skin is truly distressed.
Saian Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum – This gel-like substance may seem sticky and unnecessary but oh boy do does your skin require it. If you are looking to maintain your skin’s elasticity (as I think we all do), hyaluronic acid is the way to go. Incorporate it into your skincare routine and you will not be sorry. The benefits are: hydration, increased production of collagen, skin-plumping and more. For dehydrated skin, Saian’s Pure formula should be applied morning and evening, in a thin layer. Allow it to dry and follow up with thicker serums or creams.
Kerstin Florian Correcting Eye Rescue – When it comes to eye care, Kerstin Florian is worth the price tag. Although I do not pay attention to my under eye area as much as I should, I am comforted in knowing that I can pull out my algae-based Rescue Eye Pads and Rehydrating Neroli Water before a big event. Simply moisten the pads with Neroli Water, apply and relax. The first time I used this product, I was stunned at the visible difference in my under eye area. You can count on a refreshed look with hydration, plumping and reduction in redness or wrinkles/lines. It is a favorite among celebrity makeup artists. Shall I say more?
SkinForum Eye Woke Up Like This Eye Mask – If you would rather opt for a lower price tag, go for SkinForum’s gold foil eye mask. They are a great eye refresher on a more regular basis. Wake up your tired eyes with ingredients such as, Collagen, Watermelon & Botanical Extracts. I find them very hydrating and useful for dark circles. And yes, they are very photogenic. In fact, I decided this mask will make for a charming goodie bag skincare treat at my sister’s bachelorette party.
Clarisonic Smart Profile Uplift – The Firming Massage Head might seem intimidating at first but trust me when I tell you that it does wonders for product absorption and tightening. Being a huge fan of helping products absorb with facial massages, this product takes it the extra mile by doing the work for you. For washing, I am fond of the Radiance Brush. After washing, apply your product and allow the Firming Massage Head seal everything in. The results and pleasant sensation will speak for themselves. Every time I use it, my skin is tighter and more refined. I plan on taking this device into my 2019 skincare routine.
Foreo UFO – Strapped for time? Foreo UFO takes masking to the next level. This device proves that your masking ritual can take 90 seconds and work just as well as a fifteen minute sheet mask. You might like to know that the daytime and night time Korean mask formulas that come with this skincare accessory happen to be developed by the same beauty experts who pioneered the original sheet mask concept. The device is so smart it comes with it’s own app. I continue to be impressed by the technology and it’s results. The best part is the UV-free phototherapy treatment that works with the mask. The UFO uses red, green and blue LED light wavelengths. I don’t know how Foreo does it, but my skin has never looked better.