Hydrate & Glow

By Julie Jacobs

It’s that time of year again, no, not Christmas.  I’m referring to ‘that’ time of year my complexion is really dull and flat.  The fight to combat a lifeless skin, and its an issue on two fronts, colour and hydration. Firstly, not only is there no trace of my summer sun-kissed glow but the autumn residue has also truly faded.  On the second front, during the colder months; the heating absorbs every last drop of oil from the surface of my skin.  And to top, it all every ounce of moisturiser is entirely absorbed within ten-seconds of application. Read about it here in Hydrate and Glow.

Kiehl’s Glow Formula Skin Hydrator. Infused with Pomegranate Extract, the formula boosts radiance over time for a healthy-looking glow. Sisley Instant Glow Primer. Instantly revives the complexion’s radiance, erases shadowy areas and signs of tiredness, and unifies while remaining invisible. Bouclème Revive 5 Glow Includes 5 miracle and nutrient rich oils to add moisture, shine and heat protection to hair. Perfect for use on skin to give a glowy satin sheen too. Oskia Get Up & Glow. Oskia’s unique nutritional approach actively brightens and firms, evens skin tone, protects against everyday environmental, seasonal and lifestyle damage. Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Race Primer. A vitamin C illuminating face primer with banana powder-inspired pigments that delivers instant radiance while improving and extending makeup wear.

However, all is not lost, I do have a couple of faithfuls I always turn to during the cold winter months.  They’re my beloved Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm and Sisley’s Instant Glow Primer.  They’re in constant use from around the end of November until mid-May.  As a final layer on top of my moisturiser, they bring back the life my lifeless complexion sorely craves.

For a one-time acne skin type who hated any form of shine on my face, I’m now all about a ‘glow’.  As I’ve gotten older I appreciate a ‘radiating’ complexion and its representation of youth.  Those of you with an oily skin type or who are under twenty-five years of age may not fully recognise where I’m coming from… but you will one day.  

Suqqu Blooming Glow Primer. For skin that is prone to dehydration from air-conditioning and sunburn. Guerlain Météorites Base. Thanks to the Stardust technology, a diamond powder encapsulated in microspheres, light is reflected in a new direction to create a soft-focus halo. IT Cosmetics Confidence In A Cream Rosy Tone. Infused with iris root, peony extract, aloe leaf juice, squalane, chickpea extract, lipohydroxy acid and other skin-loving ingredients, this intensely hydrating moisturiser transforms dull skin with each application. Volition Strawberry-C Serum. Laced with supercharged Kakadu Plum ( a potent sources of vitamin C and a brilliant shield between skin and pollution). Shiseido White Lucent Illuminating Micro-spot Serum This new formula reduces the look of dark spots, uneven skin tone and dullness with ReNeura Technology+™ and SAKURA-Bright System. Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm. Reflective pearls mimic the radiance of healthy, glowing skin on contact, while Lychee Extract helps energise and enliven the skin.

Most of these illuminating products are skincare first and foremost ( a few are treatment primers) but oh boy; I’m so pleased for their tiny added iridescent particles.

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