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winter skin soothers


“Masques are especially helpful to the sensitised client, since the prolonged contact of a calming reliefmasque delivers lasting effects,” suggests Sally. “Typically, an appropriatemasque of this typemay be applied to spot-areas, or to the entire face, either for flare-ups or as emergency relief.


“Key ingredients to select include pharmaceutical grade Colloidal Oatmeal, Red Hogweed,Mushroom(Cordyceps sinesis) extracts that reduce short and long terminflammation and redness.Mugwort (Artemesia vulgaris) and algae extracts to soothe irritation,” Sally adds.


According to Noella Gabriel, Director of Product andTreatment Development at Elemis, “Replenishment and protection is the key throughoutWintermonths. Moisturisers are so beautifully designed today in texture and technology you can use the same one throughout the seasons, where youmay need tomake changes is to what you put under themoisturiser. I would certainly introduce ‘layering’ into your skin care routine and introduce a serum…or capsules, rather than changing to a heavier texturedmoisturiser which is not necessarily the answer. Remember the heavier the texture themore it sits on the skin.”


Sharon Cass of Cosmeceuticals adds: “[As] the physical barrier of the skin becomes weakened by extreme weather, this can be dramatically improved by supplementing the skin with additional essential fatty acids and humectants to repair the barrier and soothing agents to calmand soothe.”


Now that we’ve identified some of the key ingredients to look out for, it’s time to take a look at a selection ofWinter wonders to help your clients through the coldermonths.


face first


When your client’s skin needs a little extra TLC, Ark SkincareAgeMaintain Soothing Masque is on hand to cocoon skin and restore its vital balance.


ContainingAyurvedic and Chinese herbal extracts of Boerhavia Diffusa and Zi Cao, this calming facemasque nourishes sensitive skin, helping to reduce the appearance of redness associated with dryness.With an encapsulated blend of vitaminA, C, E and F, it diminishes the look of wrinkles and promotes skin firmness and elasticity.


Simply apply a thin layer to cleansed skin on the face and neck, leave on for 10minutes and rinse off with warmwater. Skin is left feeling comfortable, supple and plump.


BeautyLab’s Skin PerfectingMoisture Creamis an intensive hydrating anti- ageingmoisturiser, uniquely blended with hidden gems, including Liquid Diamond


for its thermal electromagnetic properties and Ruby to rejuvenate and heal the skin.


Essential vitamins and natural antioxidants, including vitaminA, E, Chamomile, Neroli and GreenTea nourish the skin and protect against free radical damage, whilst Zinc Oxide provides UV protection.


Actives including CollagenTripeptide Microspheres and HyaluronicAcid stimulate collagen production to aid cell renewal and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a luminous and youthful complexion.


Other products in the BeautyLab range include their Overnight Repair Beauty Creamand IntenseMoisture Rescue Crème.


Alternatively, start your client’s skin recovery regime with Dermalogica’s Power Recovery®


products.


The range includes:MultiVitamin Thermafoliant®


, a self-heating skin


polisher which combines physical and chemical exfoliants to refine skin texture, promote firmness, and vitally enhance the penetration of age-combating vitamins into the skin;MultiVitamin Power Concentrate capsules, formulated with pure vitaminsA, C and E to help reverse the signs of premature ageing; Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF30 to ensure your client’s skin receives ultimate hydration, andMultiVitamin Power Recovery® Masque, which contains key ingredients such as botanicals to soothe and calmthe skin and vitaminsA, C and E to repair damaged, ageing skin.


Docteur Renaud’s Raspberry Hydrating Facial, by Skin Evolution Ltd, lasts for approximately one hour and offers your clients visible results and a highly pleasurable, relaxing salon experience.


This ultra-sensorial comforting facial combines face care products from Docteur Renaud’s Raspberry range with some salon-only products and includes an enzymatic action exfoliation, a facialmassage and an extra- special fruitmask.


After a Docteur Renaud Raspberry Hydrating Facial your clients will leave the salon with their skin feeling absolutely hydrated and comfortable, and theirmind and body feeling content as well. Dry skin is one sign that vitaminA is lacking in someone’s diet, but sometimes it can be difficult for the body to absorb enough nutrients fromtopical skin care


Ark Skincare AgeMaintain Soothing Masque contains ayurvedic and Chinese herbal extracts of Boerhavia Diffusa and Zi Cao to help restore vital balance.


BeautyLab’s Skin Perfecting Moisture Cream is an intensive hydrating moisturiser incorporating hidden gems such as Liquid Diamond and Ruby to rerjuvenate and heal the skin.


Environ’sHydrating Oil Capsules provide an extra boost of vitamin A to counteract the dehydrating effect ofWinter.


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