<b>PHOTOGRAPHY</b> ELVINA FARKAS/ANUE MANAGEMENT <b>HAIR</b> HONGLING, USING LA BIOSTHETIQUE <b>MAKEUP</b> SHA SHAMSI, USING TOM FORD <b>MODEL</b> LEE SARANG/MANNEQUIN
The young are as savvy with their skincare as they are with everything else in their lives, and have high demands on and expectations of them, favouring multi-purpose, quick-absorbing ones that are easy to use and work fast. Here, we recognise the anti-ageing products skewed towards young skin and products that deliver rapid results (read: visible improvements before a month is up).
ANTI-AGEING SKINCARE FOR YOUNG SKIN – SERUM
● Readers’ Choice 1. Fresh Black Tea Age-delay Firming Serum
This clear, lightweight serum acts like a corset for your face. Skin instantly feels more supple and ﬁne lines appear less obvious.
● Editors’ Choice 2. Aveda Tulasara Firm Concentrate
This lotion-like serum has extracts of Ayurvedic botanicals such as almond seed and St Paul’s wort. Skin feels taut (but not uncomfortable) post-application, and looks visibly brighter too. The earthy herbal scent helps calm the senses.
DO-IT-ALL ANTI-AGEING SERUM
● Readers’ Choice 3. Innisfree Orchid Enriched Essence
Boasting an extract from the Jeju Orchid – a resilient ﬂower that blooms even in winter – this serum works to hydrate the skin, reduce the look of wrinkles, even skin tone and reﬁne the look of pores.
● Editors’ Choice 4. Chanel Le Lift V-ﬂash
Reach for this before a special occasion. A ﬂuid gel that feels slightly sticky on application, it dries to a velvety-smooth ﬁnish and is said to have an instant tightening effect.
DO-IT-ALL ANTI-AGEING MOISTURISER
● Readers’ Choice 5. Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-aging Power Soft Creme
Great for stressed skin, this rich cream has prickly pear cactus and moringa extracts to intensely hydrate and reportedly boost collagen production. It also has vitamin E to help strengthen the skin’s defence against environmental aggressors.
● Editors’ Choice 6. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX
This cream has a luxurious, comforting texture that feels like silk on your skin. Korean red ginseng, prized for its revitalising properties, is the key ingredient. Post- application, skin feels softer and takes on a plump, hydrated and radiant appearance.
● Readers’ Choice 7. Lancome Renergie Multi-lift Memory Shape Gel-in-lotion
To be applied right after cleansing, this lightweight gel is said to work instantly to tighten and hydrate skin, leaving it supple.
● Editors’ Choice 8. Clarins Multi-active Treatment Essence
A toner and softener rolled into one, this is to be applied to cleansed, dry skin with a cotton pad. Acting as a physical exfoliator and a hydrator, it has teasel and acerola (cherry) extracts to help reduce redness and brighten dull skin.
ANTI-AGEING NIGHT TREATMENT
● Readers’ Choice 9. The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Sleeping Cream
It looks thick, but melts like butter when applied. To be used as the last step of your nightly skincare routine, it gives skin a strong moisture boost, evens skin tone and reduces the look of ﬁne lines. It smells warm and spicy, thanks to black cumin seed oil, which is rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
● Editors’ Choice 10. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules
Think of these as SOS treatments for stressed skin. Each ampoule has the consistency of a lightweight facial oil and absorbs swiftly into skin. Apply one before your night moisturiser, and wake up to a fresher, more luminous complexion sans blotchiness.
● Readers’ Choice 11. Laneige Perfect Renew Regenerating Mask
Galangal – a root in the ginger family – and ceramides are the main actives in this bio-cellulose sheet mask. Ten minutes of use will give you ﬁrmer, and more hydrated and radiant skin.
● Editors’ Choice 12. Shiseido Vital-perfection Wrinklelift Mask
These patches are sticky enough to adhere to the under- eye area without slipping down your face. Saturated with a gentle form of retinol, it helps to reduce the look of wrinkles, crow’s feet and dark circles.