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Revive Your Dull Complexion

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Ever look in the mirror and think that your skin just looks blah? This can be a sign that you need to exfoliate your skin due to an excess build-up of dead skin cells, your environment is affecting your skin (we’re not saying you need to relocate) or that you’re dehydrated. Products that contain the following ingredients can help brighten and add radiance back to your skin.

Glycolic Acid/AHAS

Glycolic Acid is the most commonly used form of alpha hydroxy acid – water soluble acids increase the luminosity of the skin by exfoliating the outermost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum. When used at the right percentage and done appropriately, it’s a much gentler way to exfoliate your skin than using a facial scrub.

Toner

Pixi By Petra Glow Tonic 100ml

Cult-favourite Glow Tonic by Pixi removes dead skin cells to reveal healthy glowing skin and a refined texture that looks and feels smooth. The hypoallergenic formula is made with botanical extracts, including aloe vera and ginseng, to soothe sensitive skin.

Facial

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser Glycolic Pads 30s

Ready-to-use glycolic acid pads, with 9.6% glycolic complex. Pre-soaked double sided pads, with a textured side for stronger exfoliation and a smooth side for softer exfoliation.

At-Home 'Micro-Facial' Peel

Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Instant Resurfacing Peel with 9.9% AHAs + BHA 50ml

Inspired by professional chemical peels, this power treatment balances the highest ever concentration of AHAs* with Hyaluronic Acid and a patented ingredient to help curb irritation. Dramatically refinishes skin texture, reduces pore visibility and reduces the look of dullness.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is your best friend when it comes to targeting uneven skin tone, rough texture and dark spots. It’s an antioxidant that neutralises free radicals and helps your skin offset daily aggressors like UV damage and pollution. You can use Vitamin C day and/or night but make sure to always wear sunscreen with at least SPF 30 during the day.

Pro Tip: If you have sensitive skin, we recommend starting with a lower concentration first (less than 10%) and then build up your skin tolerance from there.

For Beginners

Trilogy Rosehip Vitamin C Booster 12.5ml

An intense 2-week brightening treatment with 6% high-potency natural vitamin C that’s freshly activated when you begin your treatment.

Extra Hydration

Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Caramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum

This luxurious, lightweight dry oil serum combines two powerhouse ingredients in one capsule: Vitamin C for its brightening superpowers, and ceramides to help prevent moisture loss. Dual-action brightening technology visibly diminishes dullness and hyperpigmentation.

Award Winner

Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum 30ml

BioLumin-C Serum combines an ultra-stable complex Vitamin C with advanced bio-technology which brightens, firms and reduce the appearance of fine lines and optimises the skin’s defences.

Affordable Option

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone 30ml

This waterless formula provides skin with a very high concentration (30%) of pure L-Ascorbic acid that remains completely stable due to the absence of water. The addition of very light silicones means that this formulation feels gorgeously smooth on the skin, although a strong (but non-irritating) sensation can be expected during the first 1-2 weeks of use until the skin’s tolerance to a high concentration of vitamin C is improved. Ideally applied at night.

Pre & Probiotic

As with the stomach, the skin has mix of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria also known as your microbiome (aka the natural ecosystem of our skin). It plays an important protective role, but our modern lifestyle and everyday aggressors can weaken this delicate protective barrier. Pre & Probiotics in skincare can help strengthen your microbiome and stimulate the skin’s renewal process at a cellular level, keeping it looking youthful and glowing for longer.

Try these:

Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster 30ml

Designed to help restore the healthy look of skin’s surface layer, fortifying its natural ability to repair and renew. Used before a serum and/or moisturiser it boosts the effectiveness of your skincare products.

Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum 30ml

Advanced Génifique has been updated with a new complex of 7 pre and probiotic fractions to act on the skin microbiome. Enriched with millions of probiotic fractions, including Yeast-& Bifidus-Extracts, it helps to strengthen your skin’s barrier and improve your skin’s texture, radiance, elasticity and firmness.

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