Today, I wanted to share some exciting new (and a trusty old) sun smart, brightening skin products for summer.
If you’re skin has taken a beating after the holidays, been exposed to the hot climate, or if you feel that you may be in need of some “brightening up”, then look no further than my tried, tested and loved skin treats…
Dermalogica PowerBright TRx
First up, Dermalogica’s new range called, PowerBright TRx™.
This range offers a C-12 Pure Bright Serum (R1200,00), a Pure Light SPF 50 (R895,00) Day Cream and their Pure Night (R1080) Night Cream. In essence, a complete system with powerful, brightening properties to tackle hyper pigmentation and dark spots caused by UV damage, age and hormones.
This range is a result of several years of research, conducted on melanin biosynthesis and skin brightening by the skin health experts at Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute.
PowerBright TRx is designed to be layered onto the skin, day and night for maximum benefit. So you would use it as a system; applying the serum under your day cream with SPF in the mornings and layering the night cream over your serum at night.
The range absorbs beautifully into the skin, with the night cream being slightly richer and totally indulgent!
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Lancome, who recently announced one of my favourite Youtube Beauty Vloggers, Lisa Eldridge as their new Creative Director, has a fabulous new Advanced Skin Correcting range called VISIONNAIRE.
In it, a new, advanced double-jasmonate complex skin corrector called LR 2412 4% – CX (R860 for 30ml or R999 for 50ml). This new formula, and the first cosmetic product to contain a Double-Jasmonate Complex, allows for instant skin perfection.
With an invisible finish and tiny pearly particles that have an iridescent blue centre, it gives the skin an instant glow and refined skin texture that you can see and feel. Other benefits include; smoothing out wrinkles, reducing pore size and minimising imperfections.
Then, a product I’m really loving at the moment is the VISIONNAIRE YEUX (R699) Advanced Eye Contour Perfecting Corrector.
You get eye creams, and then you get eye creams and this one I love!
Besides targeting all those things we want to improve on our eye contours; dark circles, wrinkles and lack of evenness, the product itself is really lovely to use.
It comes with a plastic applicator that you “turn-on” to release product and then apply it directly to the eye contours. It’s designed to release the right amount of product, and the applicator ensures that you apply your eye cream with a gentle touch as not to harm the delicate skin surrounding the eye area.
Available at selected Edgars, Red Square, Stuttafords, Woolies & Truworths stores.
Rodial SPF30 x-Treme Dark-Spot Sun Filter
Let’s just agree that you can never have enough SPF products in your beauty regime and I recently got to try this kick ass sunscreen/ moisturiser/ sun filter by Rodial and I’m pretty hooked on it.
Rodial SPF30 X-Treme Dark-Sport Sun Filter (R1200) offers broad spectrum protection against harmful UV rays, protecting the skin from visible signs of ageing.
The formula melts flawlessly into the skin without leaving an oily residue (which often happens with SPF products). Even better, because it absorbs into the skin, it offers longer moisturising benefits and thanks to its optical blurring gransil it reflects light particles to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. So you’re getting the benefit of protecting your skin, while masking existing flaws.
Other ingredients in it include;
Chromabright which prevents and corrects sun damage and skin tone, Biotilys which mattifies shine, improves radiance and hydration, Shea Butter which soothes and improves the retention of water and Aquaxyl which moisturises and smoothens the skin.
Available at elected Edgars stores
This is one of my old and loved products on the market and one that is definitely worth a try if you’re looking to boost the radiance of your skin.
You can read my full review on it here, but in a nutshell, Filorga Derma-C is a system whereby you mix pure vitamin C powder with a liquid serum, to ensure that you get the most active form of Vitamin C when you apply it on your skin.
The benefits include; brightening up your complexion, minimzing wrinkles and toning the skin.
It’s important to note that Derma-C is not designed to replace your daily skincare routine, but rather think of it as a three-month course to compliment your existing skincare routine for fabulous, younger looking skin.
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Hope you found this mini product guide useful and remember to stay skin-smart in the summer!