Whether your sport is swimming or you’re happier lying beside the pool on a lounger, this month we’re all about hydration, along with radiance and a healthy glow.
We’re such fans of Laboratoire NUXE, and this Super Serum with natural hyaluronic acid is infused with thousands of micro-spheres of fractionated botanical oils, which stimulates the skin’s youth mechanisms for extraordinary anti-ageing effectiveness. R1345 from Woolworths, Truworths & Foschini. • You want shimmer. Oh boy … does NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Shimmer Multi-Use Dry Oil – Golden Shimmer deliver. This sensational, sensorial dry oil has tiny shimmering mineral particles. It nourishes, leaves a satin finish and illuminates skin and hair. You’d imagine it’d be greasy, but it’s not at all, and a bonus is the fragrance. Top shimmer product ever! R455 from Woolies, Truworths & Foschini.
Filorga Lift-Structure Radiance Ultra-lifting Rosy-glow Fluid is a new addition to the Lift-Structure range and is our can’t-live-without beauty fix. Like the other products in the range, it tightens features, plumps the skin and sculpts volume, and also has the added benefit of skin radiance and evenness. Crammed with good products (think collagen and hyaluronic acid), it’s perfect for those of us who are on the plus side of 40, and who want to simultaneously treat lack of firmness and loss of radiance and evenness. Used as a day cream, it gives a universal pink healthy glow texture that suits all skin tones. Gorgeous. R895. For a full list of stockists, visit filorgasouthafrica.co.za
The Gatineau Aquamemory High Hydration Cream-Mask is designed to offer immediate relief and long-lasting hydration to those with dry skin. R710 from Woolworths, Truworths & Dis-Chem stores.
SVR B3 Ampoule Hydra is a repairing concentrate that replumps dehydrated skin. With a high concentration of Vitamin B3 and three hyaluronic acids, it soothes and strengthens skin, intensely moisturises and plumps. Used morning or night, you’ll see fast results … within a week there’ s a visible difference. Suitable for sensitive skins. R725 from riekiemedaesthetic.co.za, absoluteskin.co.za or shopfomo.com
We’re all for multi-use products, and this new Eau Thermale Avéne Hydrance Aqua-Gel is a 3-in-1 hydrating product that can be used as a daily moisturiser, sleeping mask and eye cream. The fresh aqua-gel texture is really lovely to use, and the product rehydrates and fortifies the skin barrier to prevent water loss, restores the skin’s water reservoirs and suppleness, boosts radiance and has powerful antioxidant protection against free radicals. R369 at Clicks
NeoStrata Bio-Hydrating Cream is a rich cream with a high strength Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA), which helps restore your skin’s moisture barrier, preserves natural elasticity and protects against environmental aggressors. It’s ideal if your skin is dry, normal or sensitive. R555 from neostrata.co.za
Let’s not ignore our bodies. Optiphi Body Curve Evergreen Body Lotion replenishes moisture, gives long-lasting hydration, and helps with uneven skin tone. You’ll find your skin texture, tone and general appearance is improved, more supple, brighter and more youthful looking. R420 from optiphi.com • Optiphi Classic Hydration Therapy is a retinol-free moisturiser that improves hydration levels, and nourishes with essential vitamins and minerals that soothe and illuminate dull skin. Intense long-term moisture, an increased ability to retain moisture, collagen repair and protection, a visible anti-wrinkle effect … all in one product, which you use once or twice a week. R770 • Also from Optiphi, Refine Foliant – a really potent chemical exfoliant. With Ascorbic, Lactic and Salicylic acids, this home-peel will brighten your complexion, and softens and moisturises your skin. A powerful exfoliating action refines rough skin, so preps it for better product penetration. Suitable for all skin except for those using Roaccutane and Cortisone. R820 from optiphi.com
Compiled by: Kym Argo