Next-generation must-haves to future-proof your skin. Plus, breakthrough formulas that will make you change your beauty regime forever.
Which part of your body do you twist and turn endlessly over the course of the day? One that is also a delicate area that you forget to moisturise and apply sunscreen to on a daily basis? Your neck is one of the most neglected areas of your skin, and usually where wrinkles and crepiness creep up, revealing your true age. Make up for lost time with a plumping neck cream like Clarins’ Extra-Firming Neck Cream, $125.
It delivers firming botanicals to tone and smooth lines, and can be used from the neck to the décolletage.
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GAIN THE UPPER HAND
Years of inadequate UV protection can add up and make a dramatic difference. That is why you need to turn to tried-and-tested ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids to boost cellular renewal for an improvement in skin texture, especially on over-exposed areas like your hands.
Murad’s Rejuvenating AHA Hand Cream contains glycolic acid for accelerated skin turnover and hyaluronic acid to strengthen the moisture barrier for smoother, softer skin. Follow with a lightweight sunscreen to stave off further photo damage. We like Clé de Peau Beauté’s UV Protective Emulsion SPF50+/PA++++, $110, for its velvety texture and water-resistance.
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To reshape your facial contours, turn to products enriched with peptides—proteinbased ingredients that stimulate the synthesis of collagen to bring about a lifted, firmer mien. Formulated by a team of American Academy of Dermatology Boardcertified dermatologists, physicians, aestheticians and chemists, NYDG Skincare’s Formula 119 Cream, about $190 at Net-aPorter, not only has peptides to boost skin elasticity, it also contains antioxidants and gentle botanicals to promote skin healing. Or try Natura Bissé’s Diamond Extreme, which supports skin’s natural defence mechanisms to repair and protect skin, and improve firmness.
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PUMP UP THE VOLUME
Over time, your lips start to thin for the same reason your skin starts to sag: Collagen depletion. And if you smoke, purse your lips often or always drink out of a straw, the onset of thinning lips and vertical lip wrinkles can begin even earlier. Plus, the skin on the lips is the thinnest on your face and, without sebum glands to keep them naturally moisturised, they are extremely susceptible to dryness. To deeply condition chapped lips, apply
Hourglass’ No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil, $72, which packs plant oils to replenish skin’s lost lipid; or Verso’s anti-ageing, collagen-boosting Lip Serum, $90, to plump lips with its formula of retinol derivative, peptides and hyaluronic acid.
SHED SOME LIGHT
Everyone dreams of having naturally luminous skin.
In order to make this a reality, it is crucial that the skin’s surface is thoroughly moisturised. At the end of your skincare routine, layer on Sulwhasoo’s Luminature Essential Finisher, $112, which forms a protective barrier over skin, sealing in moisture and glow-boosting ingredients for a smooth and radiant finish. Follow with Burberry Beauty’s Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base in Nude Radiance No. 1, $70, which contains light-reflecting pearls for a lit-from-within glow.
Model: Hedvig Palm/NEXT Paris.
Makeup: José Belmonte using Shiseido Hair: Manu Fernández/Cool using Kiehl’s Manicure: Lucero Hurtado
Production: Bea Maldonado.
Production assistant: Macarena Fernández Photography assistant: Nano Hernández Digital technician: Juan Martínez.
Styling assistant: Irene Palos.