What a great set of outcomes this box offers!
I spend a lot of time researching with doctors about what are the ultimate products we have to have in our skincare arsenal after 40. In short, if they could only have THREE products, what would they be and why?
It came down to CSA.
These three types of products are the backbone of our skincare in midlife and within this box I have three of the very best.
Not only that, I have brands that are incredible - Kate Somerville, Murad, Prai and BeautyPro. These are outstanding, luxury skincare products that will super boost your skin this spring.
All you have to do is wait for everyone to tell you how well you look!
KATE SOMERVILLE DERMALQUENCH LIQUID LIFT +RETINOL / 15G / RRP £23.00
This is your new best friend.
Not only does this have a little Retinyl Palmitate in it (Vit A), it has a whole host of Hyaluronic Acid and Oxygen to seriously hydrate skin!
Nothing helps skin retain moisture like Hyaluronic Acid and this spray should give you at least one month's worth of serious moisture retention to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
This is a mega-packed formulation is likened to Kate's world-class Oxygen Facial that she dishes out to her A-listers in LA and I like to think we've brought a bit of that to you at home! This is a skin booster extraordinaire - use it well!
Shake really well before use to mix the ingredients up. Spray in two lines either side of the face. the top one along the cheek bone and the other about an inch underneath that. Blend the top line up, the bottom line down and across. Use morning and night BEFORE the BeautyPro Brightening Spray.
KAREN'S TOP TIP
Instead of spraying directly onto your face, spray some DermalQuench into the palm of your hand and gently pat into the eye and lip area to plump and smooth - it's a more targeted application!
MURAD CITY SKIN AGE DEFENSE BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 50 / 50ML / RRP £60.00
This product goes beyond just UV defence to protect against the five causes of accelerated ageing within skin.
It works against the damage of UVA and UVB light from sun, blue light from excessive screen time, 96% of pollution and infrared radiation.
It is 100% mineral and absorbs quickly without leaving that "ashy residue" that some mineral sunscreens have.
It's safe for sensitive skin, fragrance free, and isn't a "chemical" sunscreen. It's also a worldwide bestseller and should be worn EVERY day whether you're inside or out!
Over the top of your Vit C and moisturiser .
KAREN'S TOP TIP
Remember to double cleanse at night to remove this completely and, of course, remember to use it every day to prevent skin damage.
BEAUTYPRO BRIGHTENING VITAMIN C SPRAY /30ML / RRP £15.00
Vitamin C is a tricky ingredient.
It breaks down really fast when in contact with light and air so you want it in an airtight container and not in such large quantities that it's going to last longer than one month.
This gorgeous serum is 100% plant based and cruelty free, but most of all it works!
Always choose a product with a minimum of 10% Vit C and this one also works to support the work of your Murad sunscreen, fights free radicals in your skin, strengthens your skin, helps fight age spots, stimulates collagen and fights inflammation in your skin and THAT's why you need it in your skincare regime!
HOW TO USE
Apply to clean skin after toning. Pump the serum into your palm. 3 pumps in the morning. Use your fingertips to pat the serum into your skin and smooth it in an outwards motion.
KAREN'S TOP TIP
PAT this in, don't rub it or massage it into the skin as it works better this way. Must be something to do with how quickly Vit C breaks down so pat! Apply moisturiser once it has absorbed. I'd only use this in the morning and let the Vit A do the work at night but you can use at night to repair - your choice!
PRAI MENOGLOW COLLAGEN BOOSTING CREMEGEL MOISTURISER / 50ML / £25.00
Having got you all these amazing serums, skin hydrators and brightening sprays that you're now religiously using, I want to ensure that all those ingredients are locked into your skin and what better way than with a top quality moisturiser?
This is the last of three Prai Beauty products that we have in the box this year and what a fabulous one it is! More than just a moisturiser, this magic multi-purpose day cream is designed to put back what menopause takes out: ramping up collagen, boosting hydration, smoothing wrinkles and easing redness. All wrapped up in a feel-good cool gel texture.
Well, you just apply over the top of those fabulous serums and sprays, leave it to sink in before topping the whole lot off with a thin layer of Murad CitySkin to protect.
KAREN'S TOP TIP
A thin layer is the key and give your skin a moment after the Vit C and DermalQuench to allow the products to penetrate before popping this on top.
So that's the amaszing Feburary box - worth £123.00, just £35.00!