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Skincare

Standout Skincare Products 2013-14

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Revamping your beauty routine for New Year is going to be a breeze once I introduce you to this cool new class of fresh products on the shelves. Whether you’re looking for soft dewy skin, pigmentation and acne busters or luscious pretty hair, these products incorporating cool innovative technologies and amazing ingredients, will have you beautified and hooked in no time!

Hold on to your beauty ideals and let’s embark on a skincare beauty hunt.

 

Top Of The Line Skin Cleansers Cleansing is the most important step in skincare. A cleanser should be chosen strictly according to skin type.

Oily skin requires cleansers with beta hydroxy acids, oil balancing and antiseptic properties to prevent breakouts and blemishes. I recommend BABE Stop AKN Purifying Cleanser.

Normal skin requires gentle cleansers that can maintain the skin’s neutral pH while keeping it squeaky clean and healthy. I’d recommend AMINOGEESIS Really Really Clean or CLINIQUE Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser Mousse.

While dry skin requires cleansers that don’t over dry the skin while doing the cleaning job and should be good at exfoliating dry patches. My personal fav.s are CETAPHIL Gentle Skin Cleanser and BIODERMA Sinsebio H2O. AMINOGEESIS Really Really Clean also fits in real nice with the sensitive skin.

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Clinquant Toners — Toners remove the last traces of makeup and residual cleanser while balancing the pH of your skin. People who have extremely oily or acne-prone skin and those of us who want extra cleansing after wearing a lot of makeup, benefit well from the use of astringent tonics. For oily skin I recommend BABE Stop AKN Astringent Toner or CLINIQUE’s Clarifying Lotion Clarifiante. For skin boosting and firming derma e’s Refining Vitamin A and Glycolic Toner or Firming Toner With DAME Alpha Lipoic And C Ester are great products.

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Pigmentation Busters — Skin pigmentation has been classified as a skin trait that some people inherit genetically. Your skin’s top layers containing skin pigment renews continuously every 28 days and depending on your hormonal status, lifestyle habits and sun exposure, to keep your skin clear, you need to use sunblock SPF 50 and natural pigmentation busting skincare on a regular basis. I recommend BIODERMA’s White Objective, BABE Depigmentation Emulsion, MESOESTETIC Cosmelan cream or SINNOQA Melanine Control System Cream.

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Acne Ordnance — Acne is a chronic skin affliction that can start as early as your teens and go all the way into your 40’s even 50’s. Acne and oily skin requires special attention to detail and skincare products. For keeping oily skin clear I vouch for BABE Stop AKN range of Cleanser, Toner, Exfoliant, Oil Free Moisturizer and Spot Treatment. As, night treatment to prevent breakouts NOREVA Exfoliac Acnomega 100 cream Or GALDERMA’s Differin gel work really well. Mild to moderate acne can be managed with topical skincare, but if acne is moderate to severe leaving behind permanent pigmentation and scars see a dermatologist.

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Sensitive Skin — Dry and sensitive skin needs gentle approach towards skincare. People with sensitive skin need to make a checklist of any food types or skincare products that cause sensitivity, putting such culprits on a backlist to be avoided at all times to keep skin clear and healthy. Here’re some of the products that work well with the sensitive skin, BIODERMA Sensibio H2O is a gentle non-rinse cleanser that removes dirt and makeup without overdrying the skin. BIODERMA Atoderm range of Cleanser and moisturizers are especially formulated for dry allergy prone skin, AMINOGENESIS moisturizers Therapeutic Facial Repair for face and Cocoon Lotion for body are excellent products for rebuilding the skin barrier function with amino acid based formulas. For minor skin flares Locoid Cream used twice daily for 2-3 days and tapering it off once daily for few day and finishing off with alternate once daily use for 2-3 days can calm skin gently. (Word of caution though Locoid cream contains corticosteroid and should not be used for long periods of time.) If your skin flares are frequent and uncontrolled see a dermatologist.

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Anti-Aging Elixirs — After 20 year of age our skin stop producing collagen and with every 3-4 passing years we loose 2-3 percentage of our collagen from the skin. To keep looking young and fresh we constantly need good skincare products to replenish and rejuvenate our skin and some technologically innovative help from the dermatologist’s office. Invest in products carrying Vitamins A, C, & E, Co enzyme Q10, and peptides as they have been proven to deliver promised antiaging results. I recommend AMINOGENESIS range of Tripeptinon, Perfect Reflection and Paranormal EFx, AVENE’s Eluage cream, SKINCEUTICALS C & E Ferulic and PHARMAGEL’s Bio A

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Lavishing Hair Swashbucklers — Dry shampoos are a girl’s secret weapon to conquer social life with fresh buoyant voluminous hair while defying laws of greasy scalp. Some of my favorites are DOVE Refresh+Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo, AVEENO Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo & for light haired manes BUMBLE AND BUMBLE Brown or Blondish Hair Powder.

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Hair Smoothing Products — With the regular use of hair dyes, blow drying and hot irons, most modern-day girls are complaining of dry frizzy un-manageable hair. Here’re a few products that can put the silk and shine back into your tresses, DOVE Style+Core Cream-Serum, PHYTO Secret De Nuit Hydrating Regenerating Night treatment,

For dry damaged hair PHYTOKERATINE Shampoo & Serum,

For hydration PHYTOJOBA Intense Hydrating Shampoo and Phyto 7 Daily Hydrating Cream With 7 Plant Extracts, and for extra shine and luminosity PHYTOCITRUS Vital Radiance Shampoo.

Oral supplementation with PHYTOPHANERE Anti-Hairloss & Strengthening Therapy can give the hair roots the much needed boost from inside making hair stronger and preventing hairfall.

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