The 5 Best Beauty Breakthroughs Of 2015

The beauty industry never sleeps. Its chemists are always hard at work to come up with new revolutionary technologies to solve all our beauty problems. This year, they’ve been particularly productive. Here’s what they’ve come up with:

Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Expert

Finally, an anti-acne treatment that manages to quickly get rid of blemishes without irritating or drying out skin. It contains three patented ingredients that fight acne on three fronts: Monolaurin to reduce excessive oil production; X-Pressin to exfoliate skin and reduce breakouts; and Diolényl to kill the bacteria that causes acne (but only when it appears on our skin). Together, they make sure our skin stays clear and breakout free. Goodbye, pimples!

St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion

Tired of streaky, uneven tan? Get in the shower. DHA, the ingredient in tanning lotions that darkens skin, works much better on wet skin. Water allows it to spread easily, and penetrate deeper as well. In just three minutes. That’s how long it needs to stay on the skin. Once you wash it off, it continues to gradually darken skin for the next 8 hours. And, because just-washed skin is free of oil, grime, and impurities, there’s no chance of streakiness. It’s the perfect way to get a flawless tan for the upcoming Christmas parties.

Erasa XEP 30 Extreme Line Lifting And Rejuvenation Concentrate

This new serum is the closest thing to Botox in a bottle available on the market today. It contains XEP 30, a neuropeptide that blocks the receptors that tell muscles to contract and move. It also contains niacinamide to improve elasticity, and galabridin (an anti-inflammatory substance found in licorice) that inhibits the production of melanin to reduce dark spots. All these goodies are suspended in materials that mask them as lipids, so they can easily penetrate deep into the skin. In just 14 days, according to clinical studies, it reduces wrinkles by 64%. Amazing!

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops

Cleanser, toner, serum, moisturizer, sunscreen, foundation…getting ready in the morning can take a long time. Cut it short with Cover FX Custom Drops. These smart pure drops of pigments are coated in lecithin, which helps them bind them to the skin, and mix well both with oil and water soluble formulas. That means you can add them to any skincare products to make them tinted. Who needs foundation anymore?

Living Proof Perfect Hair Dry Shampoo

If you have oily hair like me, dry shampoo is a godsend. It soaks up excess oil, lets me go a day without washing my hair, and even adds volume to my limp tresses. But wouldn’t it be amazing if it could actually clean hair too? Living Proof Perfect Hair Dry Shampoo does. It contains a new polymer called OFPMA that makes the surface of the hair slick. That way, when you brush it off, it quickly and easily removes dirt and grime from hair. It’s perfect for travelling too.

By Giorgia Guazzarotti

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