Royal flush…

We’ve been dealt a love(ly) deck of cards this month … so reshuffle your cosmetic bags and make space for these beauties

It’s been called ‘your Botox-alternative anti-ageing moisturiser’ … Claire Hill S8-28 Anti-Ageing Moisturiser is a light-weight nourishing lotion that smooths away fine lines by naturally relaxing your facial muscles. Happy Valentine’s Day indeed! R1475

Claire Hill WPC Eye Complex is an advanced anti-ageing eye gel, with ingredients that naturally tighten blood vessels, relax muscles, reduce visible wrinkles and pigmentation, and is ideal for mature, sensitive skin. Top tip: If your skin’s irritated by Vit A (Retinols), this is a great alternative. R1865. Details: clairehill.co.za

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Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet matte, luxuriously hydrating and long-wearing lipstick (for valentine smooching). R400 • Wink, wink. Clarins Mono Eye Shadow Velvet long-hold cream eyeshadow, with a fabulous smoothing effect, in White Shadow and Women In Black. R390 each.

We love a primer, and Filorga Pore Express is one of our faves. A double-action, anti-ageing primer designed for combination to oily skin, it instantly blurs and mattifies the complexion – bye-bye enlarged pores, shine and other skin imperfections. R500 • Filorga Global Repair Intensive Serum is a gorgeous, rich, restorative, anti-ageing serum designed specifically for more mature skin. R1395.

Optiphi Adagio has the perfect balance between wood, spice and sweet … it’s a lovely, feminine fragrance and just perfect for the heat of Summer and the month of love. R835 from optiphi.com

Placecol Excellence Gravity Lift Solution promises to give your face a visible lift and strengthens sagging skin. It tightens, firms and plumps the skin, erasing fine lines and wrinkles, and increasing radiance and vitality. R750 from placecol.com

Nothing lovely about brown spots. This SVR Clairial Creme 10 helps extended brown spots disappear … lightening your complexion. It’s hypo-allergenic and you’ll see results in around six weeks. R567 from absoluteskin.co.za

 

The easiest way to exfoliate is with these Skinderm Pure Exfoliating Glo Pads, which have AHA and BHA and remove dry, dull, tired skin, leaving your skin glowing, smooth and radiant. R395 from Takealot.

For those who love the vibe of the city, is there anywhere more romantic than NYC? We think not. Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue NYC Red is all sweet red apple and strawberry and jasmine sambac … luscious and intense and passionate. R515. Details: elizabetharden.co.za

Compiled by: Kym Argo Photos: Megan Brett

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