Happy New Year everyone!
As we welcome 2020, much like every New Year, we vow to keep those ‘New Year, new me’ resolutions. This normally lasts for about a week, a month maybe if we’re lucky and then it’s straight back into our usual routine (old habits die hard).
Thankfully, if great skin is one of your resolutions, we have you covered!
After weeks of overindulging in mince pies, excess mulled wine drinking and too many a late night it is finally time to repair the damage and remove any traces of toxification we have put into our skin (all be it willingly!).
So why does our skin become ‘toxified’ and how can we fix this?
That beloved ingredient is to blame... you know the one that is at the bottom of every bottle, every cake, every treat we desire… sugar!
"hAVE YOU GOT SUGAR FACE?"
Sugar can weaken the immune system, and a suppressed immune system is bad at fighting off bacteria. Bacteria clogged in pores creates spots. It also creates more testosterone. Testosterone can enlarge pores and therefore skin becomes oilier.
Sugar is a dehydrating agent, so oil production is increased. It also affects the water binding in your skin so it tends to look less taught and doesn’t appear as fresh and alert as your normal healthy skin would. The skin becomes sallow, lacklustre and annoyingly, you also get those unwanted dark circles!
In this article I will be explaining how to nourish, brighten, protect and strengthen your skin after the lengthy festive period has taken its toll.
“I'LL HAVE A DOUBLE”
Firstly, we need to start with a thorough DOUBLE cleanse!
Breathe life back into your skin with the Lait VIP 02
This cleanser is completely unique. Not only does it remove all traces of makeup and impurities, it will hydrate and brighten the skin whilst protecting the skin against pollution, thanks to its special BR Oxygenation Complex.
Skin Instants®: Stressed, Devitalised
How to use: Apply Lait VIP O2 cleanser with fingers or with the BR Face Glove to face, neck, and décolleté, using light circular movements. Remove with slightly moist pads or rinse off with cold water. Repeat steps to complete a second cleansing.
Next is exfoliation. This is important as a build-up of dead skin cells can reduce the effectiveness of any skin care products you use, which leads to breakouts, and dull a complexion.
The Lotion P50 is our hero product. Famous for its multi-action formula, it works to regulate the pH of the skin, tighten pores, refine the skin and hydrate. This results in an overall brighter complexion. This is why it was famously dubbed “facial in a bottle!”.
Known internationally as the best liquid exfoliant in the world, the Lotion P50 range has a formulation for every Skin Instant® including sensitive, pigmented and mature.
How to use: For the first two weeks of use, apply a few drops to dampened cotton pads with cold water, and press and release, patting the product all over face, neck and décolleté, morning and evening. Please do not rub and only pass over each area once. After two weeks of use, if the skin is not sensitive to the product, switch to dry cotton pads.
After exfoliating, nourish your skin with Masque Visolastine+.
The Masque Visolastine + offers immediate and lasting hydration for the skin.
It is rich in essential fatty acids and white clay, providing a comforting blanket. It also boosts hydration in the upper layers of the epidermis and strengthens the skin’s barrier, protecting it from dehydration. Gone are the days of stepping out the shower and feeling that dreaded tightness, this masque will rid you of this terrible sensation.
The lipid restoring ingredients of Macadamia Nut Oil and Cotton Oil, leave the skin completely nourished and protected with the added protective agent Vitamin E.
Its long-lasting hydrating action provides soft, comfortable skin for the entire day. You will notice your skin will feel completely restored, revitalised, soft and even plump! (YES! Even plump!)
Skin Instants®: Dry, Dehydrated and Very Dehydrated Skin
How to use: Apply a thin layer of Masque Visolastine + all over the face, neck and décolleté. Leave for 15 minutes, moisten the mask and rinse off with cold water and/or damp cotton pads. Use your treatment mask at least twice a week.
GET THE GLOW
Energise and revive with the Sérum Oligo-Protéines Marines
Ever wake up with dark circles under your eyes and immediately dread the day to come? This is now a thing of the past for you! This serum works wonders on reducing dark circles under the eyes.
Sérum Oligo-Protéines Marines increasingly brightens and unifies the skin by using the phenomenal ingredient of malachite extract. The serum works to lighten discoloration under the eyes and helps to create a well-rested complexion. (Finally!)
Featuring a unique formulation of concentrated marine extracts, Sérum Oligo-Protéines Marines stimulates the skin’s cells to heal and rejuvenate stressed and dull skin. Its energising and revitalising properties enhance the complexion by leaving the skin glowing and uniform.
Skin Instants®: Stressed, Devitalised and Dull
How to use: Lightly massage 10 drops of Sérum Oligo-Protéines Marines into clean skin over the entire face, neck and decolletage until the product has been completely absorbed.
De-puff and soothe with Cryo Sticks
Now, if you are looking for extra ‘help’ under your eyes, these are the tools for you!
Fed up of constant puffiness under your eyes? Or maybe you just want to just appear or even feel more awake, these will work wonders for you. The Cryo Sticks are ergonomically designed devices and crafted from surgical stainless steel. They are cooling and will mould easily to the contours of the face and regulate blood circulation.
With increased blood circulation and lymphatic drainage stimulated, the puffy look will dissipate, and the added coolness will soothe and tighten. They also work to soothe irritation which is perfect during the hay fever months!
You can even use them on different parts of your body to achieve a lifting effect! (Now where do I start!?!)
How to use: These easy Cryo sticks are to be refrigerated before use. This allows them to store the optimum amount of Cryo energy, which will ensure a hyper-cooling effect upon contact with the skin. Simple and easy to use, gently roll the Cryo Sticks over the contours of the face and neck. An immediate cooling effect occurs, reducing inflammation and redness.
Renew, regenerate and repair with Serum 3R
As with the new year change, also comes season change and there is nothing better for this than the Sérum 3R. The once ‘dull’ complexion is rid of as dead skin cells are removed, the skin’s texture is refined and is instantly hydrated.
This wonder serum stimulates defences to fight free radicals, improves the hydrolipidic film and even repairs DNA! Any irritation is calmed, and the skin is left unified.
Serum 3R also focuses on battling the primal ageing effects (sounds pretty great right!?). The innovative serum is pumped with exfoliating acids, antioxidants and oligosaccharides to provide the skin what it needs to renew itself and prevent and correct visible signs of ageing; wrinkles, lack of firmness and loss of radiance.
Skin Instants®: Devitalised and/or Mature
How to use: Add a few sprays of the Sérum 3R onto a cotton pad and apply to the entire face, neck and décolleté prior to using your day or night cream.
Next, it’s time to illuminate the skin with the Crème Hydravit’S
This energising cream saturates the skin with lasting hydration, leaving it instantly luminous!
The skin is hydrated with the agent colostrum and is simultaneously brightened with revitalising agents; thermal algae and yeast extract.
The dull and stressed complexion is left revitalised and regenerated by the Specific Botanical Complex and mimosa extract. Packed full of essential fatty acids, your skin will be re-lapidated and left feeling totally smooth.
Your skin will feel nourished, renewed and appear more radiant than ever!
How to use: Apply Crème Hydravit΄S to your entire face, neck and décolleté avoiding the eye area.
Now it’s time for la touché finale!
The amazing and fabulous finishing serum that is Sérum Yall~O2!
Offering extraordinary hydration and rejuvenation, this serum is packed full of hyaluronic acid and the secret BR Oxygenating Complex to leave your skin looking at its very best!
Sérum Yall~O2 revitalises and reinforces the skin’s elasticity with the hydrating agents Hyaluronic Acid, Marine Collagen. It then oxygenates the skin with the specific BR Oxygenating Complex. A protective film is formed over the skin and optimal hydration levels are promoted. This leaves the skin looking perfectly plumped with a beautiful dewy-glow finish.
With the added antioxidant and protective Agent of Pomegranate Extract, your skin will be protected throughout the day from any nasty pollutants. Hibiscus and lily extracts regenerate and heal to maintain a gorgeous finishing veil throughout the day.
All Skin Instants®. Ideal for Dehydrated or Alipidic
How to use: Apply a few drops of Sérum Yall~O2 to the entire face, neck and décolleté in the morning and/or in the evening. Alternatively, a few drops can also be mixed into your cream.
We wish you a very happy and healthy start to the year 2020 and hope all your skin needs are met here at Embassy of Beauty.
Please do not hesitate to contact us or even come by for a consultation if you’re in the area!