The luxury DIY facial
It may be that your skin is not looking its best right now. We’re all a little less than radiant. Constantly wearing a face covering means we’ve effectively disguised dull and lined skin, but now it’s time to get your skin’s mojo back. Here’s our pick of luxury beauty devices and products to create the ultimate luxury home facial…
Start with the versatile new PMD Clean PRO Jade (£165), which combines PMD’s SonicGlow™ technology with soothing Jade crystal. The silicone bristles vibrate over 7000 times a minute to gently deep cleanse your skin while stimulating collagen production. The other side has a heated Jade crystal to open the pores and help your skincare products, such as serums, sink deeper into the skin. It’s the facial equivalent of a hot stone massage. You can also use the PRO Jade cold, which restricts blood flow, enhancing micro-circulation and lymphatic drainage, leaving your skin less puffy and glowing. The silicone coating makes it anti-bacterial, hypoallergenic, waterproof and incredibly easy to clean.
Try a Treatment Boost from Katherine Daniels, the results-driven British professional and at-home skincare brand. There are four in the range, designed to tackle aging and rejuvenation, pigmentation and dark spots, rosacea and sensitive skin and acne or blemished skin. Each product in the range contains plant stem cells containing a huge number of active ingredients – such as amino acids, lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and growth factors. The Anti-aging Treatment Boost contains Centella Reversa which has been shown in tests to lift, firm, reduce lines and pigmentation. It’s said to reprogramme the skin to function as it did
four years before. It also contains Turmeria Zen, which is great for deep wrinkles and stress-related aging. For best results, use after cleansing and before moisturising. katherinedanielscosmetics.com
Nourish London offer natural products which are organic, vegan and cruelty-free. They have little skincare essential kits priced at £29. The Protect kit is designed to restore dry skin using a special blend of phyto-actives. The fair-trade cotton bag comes with a refreshing cleanser, toning mist, replenishing peptide serum and a hydrating moisturiser. Everything in the kit incorporates oils from the peels of various citrus fruits, so it smells great as well as being gently effective. There’s also a host of soothing ingredients like shea butter, borage oil, anti-aging rose hip oil and aloe vera leaf powder. They also offer skincare kits focussed on relaxation, anti-aging, balance and radiance. nourishskinrange.com
Scottish facialist Nicola Russell has just launched her Skin Geek Cryo Therapy skin roller (£39) for home use. Pop it in the freezer, then use it to reduce puffiness and inflammation, firm the skin, aid lymphatic drainage and even tighten pores temporarily. Use it with your serum, rolling up and down, left to right across your cheeks, around your eyes, jawline – working towards the ears, neck and chest area for five to ten minutes.
Eyes often need a bit of extra care, so Avant Skincare’s Hydra-Bright Collagen Eye Restoring Pads(£58), which are infused with Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe Vera promise to smooth, intensely hydrate and minimise the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. Just pop them on for 15 minutes while you relax and the ingredients work their magic. avant-skincare.com
Also from Avant is their 8 hour Radiance Renewal Sleeping Mask (£79), which works to reveal more youthful and beautiful skin overnight. It’s perfect for when you need to look refreshed, but don’t have the time for a full-on facial. The mask combines signature ingredients including shea butter, rice bran and panthenol to tighten the skin, moisturise and reduce the appearance of irritation, inflammation and
fine lines. avant-skincare.com