Many times as skin therapists we get asked, “What are the best skin care products?” So I thought I would take this opportunity to answer this question.
The first thing I would like to say is, it’s not about a particular range. It’s about finding something that respects the skin’s natural health. It doesn’t matter if you are 16 or 75, if you get the right level of water (ie: Hyaluronic Acid) and oils (ie: EFAs) your skin will thrive. It’s a bit like finding the perfect balance of water and food for plants!!
So here goes. The Five Best Skin Care Products Every Skin Needs:
1 – Hydration prep
Commonly known as a toning lotion. Unlike the old fashioned lotions which were more astringent, these ones really help saturate the skin with lots of moisture. It starts increasing the water level of the skin, so when you put a serum or moisturiser on after, it actually increases the penetration of the treatment products.
My favourite is Excel 02 toner. One of our best selling products, a brilliant toner for oily skin, but suitable for all skins.
2 – Eye cleanser
My favourite is called Options Eye Makeup Remover. It’s not the best name because it’s actually a treatment eye cleanser.
It is high in hyaluronic acid which is a moisture binding ingredient. It draws moisture to the skin and instantly starts plumping it, so any little fine dehydration lines will start to become less visible.
To use, simply soak a cotton round and hold over the eyes for 10-30 seconds to break down any eye make up, then wipe in a downward movement. As an at home treatment, soak two cotton rounds, pop it over the eyes, lay down for 10 or 15 minutes. You’ll get better penetration from your eye cream too.
3 – Hyaluronic Force Serum
This is all about saturating the skin with moisture molecules. It has 100% hyaluronic acid of three molecular weights.
The smaller molecules go to the deeper layers and instantly starts to swell between our structural layers. This gives a great plumping effect and perfect if you’re worried about the signs of ageing.
Medium molecular weight HA goes to the middle of the skin and starts to fill up our reservoirs with lots of water.
High molecular weight hyaluronic acid works directly on the epidermis (surface layer of the skin). It acts as a barrier and helps to lock in moisture and helps reduce sensitivity and irritation and minimises breakouts and promotes healing of the skin. Use as a pre-serum to help increase the benefits of other serums.
4 – Absolute Nourishment Elixir
This product contains five different essential fatty acids. It’s what we call a dry oil, so it doesn’t feel heavy or thick on the skin. Use on top of your other serum or you can mix it with a moisturiser.
Some people choose just to add a little bit to their skin before foundation, if you find your foundation is sinking into your skin.
Perfect for use in the drier months to ensure your skin stays soft and smooth.
5 – Excel 02 CC cream
This is a treatment foundation. It gives great coverage without actually making you look older. Best used on a freshly moisturised skin.
It’s high in hyaluronic acid and licorice, which combined helps to reduce inflammation. It also contains SPF 30.
It is self-adjusting to six different color spectrums so blends to almost every skin colour. I haven’t met one person that can’t use it.
If you’re not sure if these are the right products for your skin, book an online skin consultation, or call us on 1300 432 100.