THE ONLY SKINCARE REGIME YOU NEED
If you had to streamline your regime to fight the signs of time to the bar e essentials, your first line of defence should include: An antioxidant-rich serum to neutralise free radicals and break the disastrous chain reaction of premature skin ageing. Many of these even brighten and/or hydrate. A sunscreen to defend your skin against UV rays that cause collagen and elastin to break down, as well as impede its ability to repair itself, resulting in sagging skin, wrinkles, serious dehydration, and dark spots. So, no matter how busy you are, apply sunscreen religiously – rain or shine. Choose a moisturising or sebumregulating formula that can double as a base .
1 Boost your skin’s natural nighttime repair and renewal with Skinceuticals Resveratrol B E, $248 (30ml). With pure soluble resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant found in grapes and red wine, it helps amp up skin’s defences against daily damage and premature ageing.
2 Even out the skin tone and enhance radiance with Bskin V3. Intense PAF Concentrate, $158 (30ml). Formulated with stabilised vitamin C , this is said to neutr alise free radicals from sun exposure to give dull skin a dewy lustre.
3 Revive weary skin with Shu Uemura Tsuya Skin Youthful Vita-glow Activator, $118 (30ml). Its Skinvital Complex is said to revitalise and detoxify cells to prevent oxidation, leaving skin looking refreshed, rested and radiant.
4 Beat sagging skin and fine lines with By Terry Liftessence Global Serum, $225 (30ml). The silky serum strengthens the skin’s support system and constantly replenishes moisture, leaving it looking firmer, and facial contours visibly lifted.
5 Reduce the look of wrinkles and dark spots with Idenel Natural Vita Serum, $97.90 (50ml). Its cocktail of natto bean extract and vitamins B and C is said to boost resilience , elasticity and hydration in order to reduce the signs of premature ageing, and give sagging skin a lift.
6 Treat your skin to ingredients that deeply hydrate, energise and counter free radicals. Lancome Energie De Vie The Smoothing & Glow Boosting Liquid Care, $160 (50ml), keeps skin intensely hydrated and reinforces its barrier function for a renewed, refreshed, dewy and smooth finish.
7 Boost resilience against everyday stressors such as fatigue and environmental aggressors with Aveda Tulasara Calm Concentrate, $105 (30ml). Its star ingredient, pomegranate fruit extract, helps to counter signs of premature ageing as it calms and restores skin.
1 Instant Radiance If you want lightweight coverage for skin imperfections, skin-toned IDS Sunscreen SPF 50 Tinted, $66 (50ml) gives a softly lit glow. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide fend off UV rays, and botanical extracts and antioxidants soothe and nourish skin in order to delay the key signs of ageing.
2 Beach Care Water-resistant Sisley Super Soin Solaire Teinte Tinted Sun Care SPF 30, $190 (40ml), protects skin with minerals, and prevents free radical and cellular damage. It also gives you a soft, luminous glow.
3 Outdoor Protection If you are always out in the sun, you need a powerful, water-resistant formula such as Sunplay Skin Aqua Sarafit Fragrance Free UV Milk SPF 50+/PA++++, $14.90 (40g). Its physical and chemical sunscreen ingredients offer comprehensive protection, won’t budge in the presence of sweat and sebum, and won’t feel sticky.
4 Mattifying Effect Formulated to regulate sebum production and minimise the look of pores, CNP Laboratory Omega Perfection Sunblock SPF 50+/PA+++, $57.90 (50ml), doubles as a primer and keeps your skin matte all day. The breathable formula reflects sunlight with zinc and titanium oxide, and soothes with green tea extract.
5 Sensitive Skin Soother Enriched with soothing antioxidants, and free of mineral oils, colourants and fragrance, Dr Belter Sun Protection Face Elixir SPF 30, $76 (50ml), is gentle enough for sensitised skin. The nongreasy sunscreen protects skin from UVA and UVB rays, and hydrates skin with plant oils.
6 Dewy Luminosity If you have no time to moisturise, Auolive Day Glower SPF 30, $118 (30ml), will top up hydration levels while protecting skin from photo-ageing. The Swiss-formulated, made-in-Singapore sun defender is lightweight and full of antioxidants that are said to boost skin’s immunity.
7 Aid For Active Women Opt for Fresh Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen SPF 30, $36 (6g) in an oversized stick. Easy to apply, its water-resistant formula provides protection for the lips, face and eyes. It softens and moistures with sugar, beeswax and botanical oils, and refreshes with an uplifting citrus scent.