Five products that deliver pro facial-worthy results at home
Right now all of our go-to facialists are on lockdown just like us, so we’ve been looking to what we already have in our bathroom cabinets that could fill the gap until they are up and running again. And when they are up and running again we are SO there for them, helping them recover in any way possible from the impact COVID-19 has had on their businesses. Beauty pros – we are most definitely thinking of you!
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I’ve lined up five products from my own beauty haul below that really do deliver serious facial-worthy results at home, some of them truly transformative and definitely on high rotate right now. Read on for my go-to’s for great skin in iso…
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Peel $155
The first part of any great facial involves a little exfoliation to pave the way for subsequent treatments to do their job. It clears the debris so active ingredients can absorb effortlessly without encountering any superficial blockages, and IMHO Dr. Dennis Gross offers the best store-bought peels to infuse your skin with a surge of powerful anti-aging, anti-acne, and revitalising ingredients. The Extra Strength option is a two-step daily vegan peel that helps address the most common visible signs of ageing including uneven tone and texture, fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores. Unlike the brand’s Universal Peel, these pads are formulated with seven acids for accelerated results. The first step will gently exfoliate whilst the second step neutralises the acid blend and delivers anti-ageing actives to the skin.
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment $150
Not keen on a peel? This is where a multi-faceted exfoliator comes in to save the day. Straight from celebrity facialist Kate Someville’s Hollywood clinic, ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment is a crazy-good, multi-action exfoliator designed to clarify and polish skin to leave it smooth, clear and bright. Formulated with chemical exfoliants, fruit enzymes and physical granules, it goes straight to work removing dead skin build-up from the surface of the skin and debris and oil from within the pore, while a vitamin cocktail of A, E and C helps restore the skin’s natural barrier to leave skin stronger and youthful-looking.
Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment $149
A cult-favourite night treatment loved by beauty eds and Sunday Riley devotees alike, Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment is a 5 percent lactic acid formula that gently exfoliates skin on a cellular level to clear clogged pores, plump fine lines, and fade dark spots and acne scars. It is a good option if your skin is on the more sensitive side due to its easy-does-it approach, and just popping it on at night before bed makes it a lazy beauty freak’s best friend.
Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial $92
The latest release for the US all-clean brand, this overnight mask features a cocktail of hydrating and barrier-replenishing ingredients that will soothe and plump even the most dehydrated of skins. Antioxidants and omega fatty acids work together to re-hydrate parched skin, whilst Vitamin F beads deliver emollience and plant-derived Squalane helps to regulate the production of oil and offers added anti-inflammatory properties. Basically F-Balm is like Powerade for your skin, electrolytes and all.
Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask $95
The delicate skin around your eyes is super sensitive, so even just a little dehydration in that area can make you look exhausted – and let’s face it, who doesn’t right now? Shiseido’s Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Masks are here to help, and feel super soothing from the moment you pop them on. The high performance formula infused in each mask focuses on improving dryness, dullness and the appearance of wrinkles around the eye area, with properties that stick around long after you’ve taken them off.
What are some of your favourite products for delivering professional-type results at home?