There comes a time when our favourite serum and moisturiser don’t cut it any more. Our skin is acting up, and needs something intensely hydrating, soothing, and anti-aging to get back into top shape. Here’s where to turn to, when everything else fails:
‘Great make up starts with healthy looking skin’
– Bobbi Brown
#1. Paula’s Choice Resist 1% Retinol Booster SHOP
Haven’t found a retinol serum or cream that suits your skin? Then, you’ll love this. Its lightweight, water-like texture can easily be mixed into your favourite serums and lotions, turning them into a retinol treatment that helps fight deep wrinkles, dark spots, sun damage, and even acne! Now you don’t have any excuse not to add it to your skincare routine.
#2. Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Supplement SHOP
A supplement for the skin, the serum is infused with a bunch of antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, and green tea that can keep premature wrinkles at bay. Hyaluronic acid also boosts hydration, turning this into a multi-tasking serum that leave skin younger, glowier, and healthier.
#3. Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment
If you’re not using argan oil, you’re missing out. This wonderful emollient makes skin softer, smoother, and positively radiant. This treatment is my favourite because it’s super hydrating, but surprisingly light on the skin, and doesn’t leave any yucky greasy residue behind.
#4. StriVectin Labs High Performance Booster Oil
Facial oils do wonders for dry skin. They soften any roughens, soothe any itchiness, and heal any flaking. This one is infused with the best facial oils – sunflower, safflower, sesame, and shea, to name a few – to boost the performance of your skincare routine. You can even mix a few drops with your favourite moisturiser, for those times when your skin needs some extra care.
#5. Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Hydration Super Serum Clinical Concentrate Booster
A skincare powerhouse infused with antioxidants, emollients, and anti-inflammatory extracts, this booster moisturises, soothes, and de-ages skin. Very moisturising, it feels so lightweight on the skin, making it a great option even for combination and oily skin types. The results will amaze you!
#6 Oskia Get Up And Glow
This lightweight serum is packed with goodies, from Swiss apple stems to milk peptides. It glides over the skin, reduces wrinkles and protects against every day environmental damage whilst leaving your skin looking healthy, smooth, glowing and youthful!
#9 Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
One of our managing editor’s favourite intensive moisturisers, this cream works like a dream for dry, dull skin. It’s a great anti-ageing cream that boosts your skin with collagen and contains marine algae that helps to add hydration and moisture to your skin. It’s not heavy, can be worn overnight and makes a great base for foundation.
#10 Perricone MD High Potency Evening Repair
This is a power product that will create an even, glowing and refined complexion. This product promises to create a healthy glow within a week. If you need a high performance product that packs a punch, you need this.
#11 Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum
Besides coming in an adorable lime green bottle, this product is perfect if you’re looking for something that’s sulphate, parabens and phthalates free, the rejuvenating serum contains 5 herbs that are perfect for smoothing skin and firming up your face in a way that’s kind to sensitive skin. It’s also great for firming up loose skin.
What intensive skincare products do you use to boost your routine?
By Giorgia Guazzarotti