2020 is undoubtedly going to be the year known for many things, including mastering (or failing) at at-home skincare. Most would assume that skin would be glowing after months spent in isolation sans make up, but unfortunately that’s not the case for everyone. Stress combined with other lifestyle factors has meant many people’s skin has done a complete 180 (including mine).
My normally pretty calm skin has continually broken out, leaving me with a red complexion combined with hints of melasma that has started to reveal itself again. A few days in the sun without proper skin protection will do that! Treating melasma right now is a bit tricky, however when salons are able to open again I’ll be able to properly maintain skin again with a Clear+Brilliant treatment. This treatment is a unique, non-invasive treatment that’s suitable for all skin types, but particularly great for those suffering from pigmentation and melasma. It utilises proven fractional laser technology to address and help prevent early signs of ageing (without the downtime of more invasive treatments).
Until then however, I’ll have to make do with at-home skincare options that will get skin back on track. Below is a list of the latest skin and haircare heroes that will get you glowing again post iso.
SISLEY RADIANCE GLOW EXPRESS MASK
Sisley’s Radiance Glow Express Mask is a super luxe cleansing mask containing red clay for purified, radiant skin after just one use (seriously)! The entire texture of my skin was noticeably smoother and more refined after the first use of wearing this mask for just 3 minutes. Easily my new favourite product, this mask makes my skin feel the same way as an in-salon facial does. The absorbing power of the clay, in combination with plant extracts and essential oils, helps to eliminate impurities whilst deeply cleaning the skin. The texture of the mask is soft, supple and non-drying, without creating a pulling or tight sensation on the skin. Within 3 to 5 minutes the skin is left clean, toned and absolutely radiant. Sisley Radiance Glow Express Mask RRP $150 | Available at sisley-paris.com.au
BIOLOGI BL NOURISH LIP SERUM
When thinking about treating the skin, most people (including myself) forget about our lips! Biologi’s new BL Nourish Lip Serum is designed for the perfect kissable pout. The potent serum contains 100% active, organic and undiluted ingredient of Australian Finger Lime, offering a powerhouse of antioxidants and phytonutrients known for their positive effects on the skin. It’s a great overnight treatment to get lips into their ultimate state, or used as a daily treatment when lips feel dry.
Biologi BL Nourish Lip Serum RRP $28 | Available at www.biologi.com.au
SKINSTITUT ENZYMATIC MICRO PEEL
This at home peel is perfect for regenerating skin, in fact it has become a staple in my bathroom cabinet. It’s super easy to use, gentle and safe on the skin, and always leaves skin feeling refreshed, softer and hydrated. A quick and easy way to use Skinstitut’s Enzymatic Micro Peel is to smooth on skin whilst in the shower, leave for a few minutes and wash off! For a more intense treatment, it can be left on the skin for longer as a treatment mask, or overnight underneath your favourite moisturiser.
Skinstitut Enzymatic Micro Peel RRP $49 | Available at https://www.skinstitut.com/skincare-range/enzymatic-micro-peel
CARBON THEORY BREAKOUT CONTROL FACIAL CLEANSING BAR
Scroll through Instagram and you’ll see a plethora of treatments available for spots but one product is gathering some serious attention with acne suffers is Carbon Theory’s Breakout Control Facial Cleansing Bar. Hailed as a ‘miracle’ for troublesome skin, the cleansing bar sold out in just 3 days at Priceline when it launched a couple of week ago. The bar’s active acne-fighters are charcoal and tea-tree oil, which zap zits without being as harsh on the skin like other treatments such as retinoids and hydroxy acids. This means the bar isn’t just great for pimple-prone skin, it’s good for even the most sensitive skin types.
Carbon Theory Breakout Control Facial Cleansing Bar RRP $14.99 | Available at https://www.priceline.com.au/carbon-theory-charcoal-tea-tree-oil-breakout-control-facial-cleansing-ba-100-g
FACE HALO BODY MITT
Dry exfoliation has seen a surge in popularity lately thanks to its ability to remove dry and rough skin whilst stimulating lymphatic flow. Enter, Face Halo’s Body Mitt, the ultimate exfoliator for regenerated skin. This dual-sided mitt (where you can easily slip your hand inside for ultimate control) allows you to buff skin wet or dry with the Exfoliator side. The benefits fo the Face Halo Body Mitt are endless – from increasing circulation to the skin which gently aids lymphatic drainage and removal of toxins, to tightening the skin to increase blood flow of blood to aiding in skin nutrient absorption by eliminating clogged pores and dead skin cells. The bonus is that the other side of the Body mitt has a HaloTech polisher which reaches deep into pores to cleanse (perfect for use in the shower with, or without, body wash)!
Face Halo Body Mitt RRP $30 | Available at https://www.facehalo.com.au/collections/shop/products/face-halo-body
BIORE ROSE QUARTZ + CHARCOAL DAILY PURIFYING CLEANSER
The all-new Biore Rose Quartz + Charcoal range includes an iconic charcoal cleanser with balancing rose quartz. This cleanser works hard for a deep clean, containing natural charcoal for its ability to draw out impurities. Infused with skin purifying technology, it is oil free and non-comedogenic, so is suitable for all skin types. Best used as part of your morning and night cleansing ritual, Biore’s new purifying cleanser will leave you with a daily glow. And the best part – it’s super affordable!
Biore Rose Quartz + Charcoal Daily Purifying Cleanser RRP $10.99 | Available at https://www.priceline.com.au/biore-rose-quartz-charcoal-daily-purifying-cleanser-200-ml
ELLUS & KRUE DETOXIFYING EXFOLIANT
If you haven’t heard of Ellus and Krue then it’s likely because the brand made their debut into the skincare world on March 9 this year! It won’t be long until their luxe range of skincare is the name on everyone’s lips. Made from natural Australian ingredients, Ellus and Krue create scientifically-formulated skincare that protects and repairs your skin. A fave skincare treatment for smooth and vibrant skin is their Detoxifying Exfoliant. A superfine pumice exfoliant, it helps remove impurities and dead skin cells to reveal glowy skin. Helping to gently exfoliate and remove impurities, this exfoliant is perfect for use 2 – 3 times a week.
Ellus & Krue Detoxifying Exfoliant RRP $80 | Available at https://ellusandkrue.com.au/products/detoxifying-exfoliant
GEORGIEMANE 10 MINUTE MIRACLE HAIR MASK
This hair mask is the perfect way to turn dull and drying locks around within minutes! It’s a vegan and cruelty-free hair mask that uses natural ingredients to repair dry and damaged hair. Containing a host of ingredients known to nourish and protect hair, whilst promoting growth, Georgiemane’s 10 Minute Miracle Hair Mask is the ultimate hair care rescue. There’s a good reason why it has been dubbed as a dupe for Opalex – it works wonders on tired hair.
Georgiemane 10 Minute Hair Mask RRP $49.99 | Available at www.georgiemane.com
JERGEN OIL-INFUSED SKIN FIRMING MOISTURISER
Jergen’s Oil-Infused Skin Firming Moisturiser is the ultimate skin loving moisturiser, perfect for post exfoliation or as daily maintenance for hydrated skin. The unique formula incorporates Collagen and Elastin to help visibly tighten and smooth the skin. The addition of Jergen’s hydrating oil blend also deeply nourishes the skin, making it a perfect addition to your winter skincare regimen.
Jergen’s Oil-Infused Skin Firming Moisturiser RRP $11.99 | Available at https://www.priceline.com.au/jergens-oil-infused-skin-firming-moisturiser-496-ml