As we leave summer behind and transition into a new season, it’s the perfect opportunity to change up your skincare regimen to prepare for the harsher weather that awaits us. It is also the best time to correct and repair some of the damage caused by our fun summer escapades in the sun. And if preparing and repairing isn’t good enough reason to experiment with some new products, take inspiration from some of the beauty trends off the Fashion Week runway last month that played up glowing natural skin, perfectly demonstrated at Ralph Lauren and many others. From dramatic eyes and metallics to voluminous lashes, everything looks better with brighter more radiant skin. Check out some of these products to get a healthy glowing look for fall.
XEN-TAN DEEP BRONZE LUXE PREMIUM SUNLESS TAN
After all, self-tanning is not just for summertime! Maintain a beautiful glow all year round with Xen-Tan. Xen-Tan Deep Bronze Luxe Premium Sunless Tan is a once-a-week sunless tan lotion that develops in just 3 hours. Sheer instant color gives a natural tint and helps to keep from missing spots. Delivers a dark self-tan with one application. Innovative time-release ingredient for streak-free color.
MEANINGFUL BEAUTY SKIN BRIGHTENING DECOLLETE & NECK TREATMENT SPF 15
With so many sunscreens available it can often be overwhelming finding that perfect formulation that works for your skin type and routine. It is also vital to continue using sunscreen all year long since the sun’s rays can be just as damaging in cooler temperatures, especially for Asian skin since pigmentation is a big concern. SPF 15 is a great solution because it provides just the right amount of coverage while offering anti- aging benefits. Meaningful Beauty is a skincare system that contains an exclusive anti-aging formulation from France, created by one of Europe’s leading anti-aging specialists and premiere skin doctor, Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh in collaboration with Cindy Crawford. And what better endorsement of this line than by Cindy herself who hasn’t seemed to have aged since her twenties! I was super excited to try out this amazing Skin Brightening Décolleté and Neck Treatment SPF 15 which is formulated with a skin brightening complex and designed to diminish the appearance of age spots while giving the skin a radiance boost. It is also a great reminder that we should be slathering on as much sunscreen on our neck and decollete as this can be one of the areas that often gets overlooked. The treatment is extra silky and goes on smoothly, providing your skin with the coverage and protection it deserves.
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REN V-CENSE FLASH RINSE 1 MINUTE FACIAL
One of the best ingredients for repair and radiance that should be on everyone’s skincare product wishlists this season is Vitamin C. This particular treatment from REN is the perfect addition, especially for the girl on the go who doesn’t enjoy masks and time consuming applications. This miracle revitalizer takes only 1 minute to work and is one of the products from their new V-Cense range. The Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial is a potent dose of water-activating Vitamin C and targets the first signs of aging by providing nourishment, hydration and smoothing those first fine lines and wrinkles, while boosting radiance and combating signs of fatigue. After its quick 60 seconds application its effects are worth the tiny wait, lasting up to 72 hours! The key ingredients include a combination of boswellic acid, magnesium oxygen complex and stabilized 10% Vitamin C. Once water is applied, these effective ingredients are activated delivering an intense jolt of active, potent Vitamin C which in a short amount of time can boost skin radiance, elasticity and even out skin tone. The gel feels refreshing on contact and has a subtle chocolate like orange aroma with a hint of peppermint.
RED DOOR SPA PROFESSIONAL SKINCARE
As a worldwide icon for the best in skincare, the Red Door Spa has been known for their marvelous treatments and celebrity clientele. And now you can recreate this luxe spa experience from your own home with their newly launched amazing collections available for purchase. Their comprehensive line features three categories: Intensive Solutions, Customized Daily Essentials, and Body Renewal, giving us quite a selection to choose from. I was most drawn to their Customized Daily Essentials which offer targeted systems addressing every skin type from oily, normal, dry, to sensitive. It’s often challenging to find a high-end line that is effective yet calming for sensitive skin so was really pleased to try their Sensitive Skin System which features all the essentials for a personalized skincare regimen and draws on soothing botanicals like chamomile, willow extract, and kola nut extract to calm and restore. For daily maintenance be sure to try the Calming Gel Cleanser ($36), Calming Refreshing Toner ($26), Calming Restorative Moisturizer ($62) and Calming & Cooling Mask ($54) to keep skin refreshed and glowing all season long.
LASHEM 3 in 1 EYE BRIGHT
Nothing brightens and lifts your appearance more than having refreshed looking eyes free from dark circles and puffiness. For this season if you haven’t found an under eye serum that works, Lashem 3 in 1 Eye Bright is a sure thing. Not only does it target our biggest concerns but this triple-action serum smooths, brightens, and firms, allowing the delicate eye area to appear more radiant and rejuvenated. It is infused with vitamins and minerals that nourish as well as help increase elasticity while also moisturizing for a dewy fresh finish. It also has a silky gel-like consistency which goes on smoothly and is easily absorbed by the skin.
HYDRA-THERAPY MEMORY SLEEP MASK
Prepare for the upcoming blistery winter by stocking up on hydrating sleeping masks that are an easy, practical and super effective way of hydrating your skin and maintaining that much desired dewy look that all Asian women aspire to. Launched this month, Erno Laszlo’s most exciting and latest addition, the HYDRA-THERAPY MEMORY SLEEP MASK is super moisturizing and has a fun weightless gel texture that bounces back, cushioning the skin to restore youthful elasticity overnight and feels amazing when applied. Believe it or not, it is actually NASA inspired, based on memory foam developed for the NASA space program! This overnight mask works while you sleep, delivering maximum moisture and locks in vital nutrients. It contains 24-Hour Smart Hydrators, sourced from nature (mountains, desert and sea) which replenish the skin’s optimal moisture levels overnight resulting in deeply hydrated, revitalized and refreshed dewy looking skin. It also contains unique ingredients like Prickly Pear extract, and Dual-Action Recovery Complex which is an active blend of Raspberry and Tomato Stem Cells that help to strengthen the skin’s defenses and also brightens for a healthy glow. It is a perfect addition to your skincare regimen, excellent for travel and a must have for the transition into the cooler and dehydrating conditions fast approaching.