Original article published on 2018-02-06 12:26:54 written by Sarah Henderson
It’s what is underneath that counts! Flawless looking makeup starts with a smooth, healthy and clear complexion.
This step is a must in your routine to keep your skin looking its best, remove heavy eye and waterproof makeup. Use a gentle cleansing water or oil.
Decleor Micellar Oil (use to remove light makeup)
Using micellar technology, this powerful oil formula from Decleor helps to stimulate micro-circulation and leave your skin deeply cleansed, gently removing all traces of make-up, including waterproof formulas, on all skin types.
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil (use to remove heavy makeup)
Instantly melts away even the most stubborn makeup, dirt and impurities. This potent (but equally as gentle!) cleansing oil is suitable for all skin types and leaves zero residue.
Follow with a cleanser to throughly remove all traces of residual makeup and impurities.
To Gently Cleanse and Soften Skin use…..
Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk
Gentle Cleansing Milk leaves the skin clean, soft, and protected against free radicals. Skin regains clarity and health—and is perfectly prepared to absorb the benefits of skincare applied afterwards.
To Purify and Soothe Skin Use…..
Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Purifying Cleansing Gel
With purifying Irish moor mud to draw out embedded impurities, alongside black hijiki seaweed and volcanic ash to hydrate and detoxify, this gel-textured cleanser is ideal for congested, lacklustre complexions – clarifying and re-balancing to banish blemishes, prevent blackheads and swiftly restore radiance.
To Detox, Calm and Hydrate Skin Use…..
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox Foaming Cleanser
This gently foaming cleanser is suitable for all skin types going through crisis – whether that be breakouts, irritation, inflammation or dehydration – this gentle yet deep-cleansing formula works to purge pores of impurities, without leaving skin feeling overexposed.
With soothing and refreshing cucumber extract – renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties – alongside sugarcane and sugar maple extract, to encourage cell turnover and help keep skin glowing, this delicate cleanser is ideal for refining, brightening and detoxifying.
Vitamins C and E combine to protect from the ageing effects of oxidative stress. While glycerin and sodium PCA have humectant properties – attracting and retaining precious moisture in the skin, to leave your face feeling cool, calm and comfortably nourished, with a velvety-soft texture and lit-from-within luminosity.
Get rid of dull, dead skin build up to reveal a radiant more luminous complexion!
To Brighten and Clear Skin use……
Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel
The only peel on the market to combine five alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids (AHAs and BHAs) with potent, wrinkle-wrestling antioxidants (including retinol, ubiquinone and resveratrol) to simultaneously smooth, refine and protect your complexion.
The patented two-step technology instantly improves luminosity and, with regular use, lessens depth of fine lines, reduces visibility of pores and alleviates redness to restore uniformity of tone.
Perfect for anyone looking to repair signs of superficial skin damage (from acne scars to sun speckles), these age-reversing pads are suitable for all skin types (including sensitive!) and won’t cause any discomfort or unsightly ‘shedding’.
To Clarify and Refine Skin Use…..
Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub
Send dull, lacklustre skin packing with this cushiony, gel-based scrub that gently polishes, refines uneven texture and tone and acts on congested pores.
Purify and Balance
Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub
Exfoliate and detoxify in one hit with this 5-minute skin-purifying charcoal clay mask and scrub.
Enriched with bamboo charcoal and clay to remove pollution and draw out impurities and natural silica beads to gently resurface skin. The result is deeply detoxified, smooth skin in a flash. Perfect for those seeking fuss-free purification of congested or problematic skin.