While the fingers offer a delicate touch when applying product on the fragile eye area, sometimes, you need something more to help relieve fatigue and reduce puffiness. Enter Est.lab’s OptimaLift A+ Intelligent Eye Revitaliser Tri-Action Massager 2.0, which takes a three-pronged approach to refreshing the eye area.
Sonic vibrations in three intensities help to improve circulation, detox and de-puff, while a therapeutic hot compress— with nine heat settings between 37°C and 45°C — works on soothing fatigue. Red LED light, meanwhile, promotes collagen production and the repair of damaged cells. Use the device with your favourite eye serum for one minute, on the under-eye area or even on laugh lines.
The truth is, not all skincare products can reach the deeper layers of the skin. So be discerning and reach for those with an encapsulation technology that drives actives into the dermis and subcutaneous layer for maximum efficiency.
Case in point: Heure’s Ageless Serum, where potent peptides are packed into tiny capsules that quickly penetrate into the dermis, which is inaccessible to ingredients with larger molecules. This quick-absorbing product also has hyaluronic acid as well as vitamins C and E complex to work on collagen and elastin synthesis for smoother, plumper and firmer skin over time.
LEVEL UP ON EXFOLIATION
Gone are the days when exfoliating means scrubbing your face raw with microbeads at home or going to a dermatologist for a chemical peel. The new Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel from Dr Dennis Gross does the job gently and effectively, delivering professional results at home with a two-step DIY system.
First up, a cocktail of six alpha-hydroxy acids and salicylic acid that not just sloughs away surface dead skin cells for an instantly brighter complexion, but also clears out pores to reduce breakouts. Next comes a potent mix of skin soothers such as Centella Asiatica, green tea extract and colloidal oatmeal that helps improve the skin’s barrier function while mitigating redness and irritation.
Dr Dennis Gross
APPLY SUNSCREEN DILIGENTLY
We can’t say this enough: Sunblock is mandatory all year round, no matter rain or shine, indoors or outdoors. That said, we’re with you when you say that the icky, sticky after-feel doesn’t exactly make the idea appealing. Cue Sigi Skin’s Morning Glow Physical Sunscreen, a hydrating and brightening sun defender that doesn’t leave a greasy film or a white cast on skin. Plus, it has extracts of the superfoods açai and avocado, which counter free-radical damage and fight acne while being gentle on sensitive skin.
SHOW YOUR BODY SOME LOVE TOO
Unlike that on the face, the skin on the body is often neglected. Without proper care and hydration, the skin’s barrier will be compromised, which can lead to issues such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea. Dior’s Cica Recover Balm is formulated with ingredients such as hydrating hyaluronic acid; nourishing shea butter; Centella Asiatica extract to support skin repair; and camomile wax to lock in moisture, reduce transepidermal water loss, and calm irritation and redness.
This article first appeared in Harper’s Bazaar Singapore